недеља, 09. новембар 2014.

Great Britain and 21º Leo Originally published on June 17th, 2013. Author: Smiljana Gavrančić

Great Britain and 21º Leo

Originally published on June 17th, 2013.
Author: Smiljana Gavrančić

At the peak of its power (between XVIII and XX century) you could say that the Kingdom of Great Britain was “an empire in which the sun never sets”! This is an instant association to the sign of Leo (where the Sun is in dignity). However, the degree inside this royal sign we can link to Great Britain is the degree of Neptune’s fall (distances, islands) – 21º Leo, considering vast colonial and overseas territories in the possession of this country, almost on every continent. By the way, Great Britain is traditionally linked to the sign of Capricorn, ruled by Saturn, because this is the country of Common Law, a country where every positive qualities of Saturn – order, discipline, accuracy, tradition – are exalted to the maximum.

Following the end of WWII, a decolonization process started in which a large number of colonies got their independence, yet too small or economically challenged to survive as an independent countries, what is an image of the degree of Neptune’s fall, 21º Leo.

So, since it’s characteristic for the British intelligence service to remove the secrecy seal from any documents after 40 years, making them public, isn’t this also a symbol of the degree of Neptune’s (secret) fall? Finally, this is an image of the famous secret agent 007, James Bond, a recent trademark of this country born from the pen of Ian Fleming  - a man who was an intelligence officer and revealed the secrets of MI6 in his novels about  James Bond. We could also link this degree to the famous mathematician, astrologer and alchemist John Dee, the personal astrologer and consultant of Elizabeth I, known by the ability to contact angels (Neptune) with the assistance of his self -proclaimed medium friend, Edward Kelly, who later caused his exile (fall) from England, to continue his alchemical research in the golden city (Leo) of Prague, under the patronage of emperor Rudolph, a great admirer of alchemy and the occult, prone to fits of madness – 21º Leo (insanity). Finally, this British oficially rejected Catholic religion and accepted Protestantism, which could again be linked to the fall of Neptune (religion, spirituality).

According to everything, here (on 21º Leo) it’s very hard to keep a secret, but also hard to keep any overseas territories in the composition of Great Britain, if there is no belief (Neptune) in the self...

Queen Elizabeth II

The degree of Neptune’s fall is also activated in the natal chart of Elizabeth II, the current Queen of Great Britain. Her Neptune is positioned on 22º Leo (in a very close conjuction to 21º Leo), carrying the exalted  Venus on 13º Pisces (the degree of Mercury’s fall) which is the ruler of 6th (colonies) house from 10th (her as a ruler figure) house, but also Uranus (independence) on the degree where Venus is exalted, 27º Pisces (unconditional love), which leads to the conclusion that all former British colonies eventually become independent and free (Uranus) countries.

The important thing right now is, during Saturn’s (borders) transition through Scorpio (transformation) from October 2012 to autumn 2015, that Saturn in the chart of Elizabeth II is in Scorpio, as the central planet of a fixed T-square. It’s in a conjunction with her MC (her as a ruler figure), and it is the ruler of her 4th house (territory) from 10th house (her as a ruler). So, she has some challenges in front of her, therefore so does her country, because we can see the destiny of the entire British nation through her chart.

Saturn always brings us back to something from before, checks and asks us to stop resisting, accept certain things and let them go. Saturn as the central planet of a fixed (incapacity to change, stubbornness) T-square is a planet especially important to take notice of and analyze.

We can see that Saturn’s dispositor, Mars, brings it to the sign of its rulership, Aquarius, which is a very good indication, and almost on the degree of Neptune’s exaltation (21º Aquarius – dreams, ideals) conjuncting Jupiter (law), so it’s fairly certain that Great Britain will fight for justice related to some territories. We can’t overlook the applying opposition to Neptune (overseas territories) on the degree of its fall, because it blurs the realistic view on things and refuses to look at things objectively. It’s possible to get disappointed here, in the period of Saturn in Scorpio...

The second Uranus-Pluto square and activating the 2nd, Venus chakra

Since we’re under the influence of the second Uranus-Pluto square from September 19th, 2012. which activated the second (Venus) energetic level (chakra) inside every one of us, located on the planetary level in South America – this part of the world could be very important in the next period. So far we’ve been convinced that this part of the world became very important in a religious sense, because the newly elected Pope comes from South America, Argentina to be precise. It’s interesting that the Ascendant of Argentina is on 19º 30' Leo, in a very close conjunction with the degree of Neptune’s fall (21º Leo), a degree we link to Great Britain! The fact that the secondary Sun of Argentina (on the day of the second Uranus-Pluto square linked to South America) in trine with 21º Leo (Great Britain) says that there is a possibility of an agreement between Argentina and Great Britain after 180 years.

The sixth Uranus-Pluto square and activation of the 6th (Jupiter) chakra

Since the second, Venus chakra is making a middle ring around the second, Moon chakra with the 6th, Jupiter chakra located in the England area on a planetary level, which will be activated on December 15th, 2012 when the 6th Uranus-Pluto square will happen, it’s not a coincidence that the ‘old’ problem between Argentina and Great Britain about sovereignty over Falkland Islands may be significant again. The first thing Cristina Fernandez, the president of Argentina, asked of the new Pope was to be a mediator in the Falkland conflict with Great Britain. On the other hand, the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, said that everything can be negotiated with Argentina except the Falkland Islands subject.

If we take a look at the 6th Uranus-Pluto square chart, we’ll find the ruler of Ascendant in Sagittarius, Jupiter, on 22º Leo, very close to the degree of Neptune’s fall, 21º Leo, which really accentuates the significance of this country in the period until the 7th Uranus-Pluto square (March 17th, 2015.)

It is obvious that in times ahead of us these two countries will try to put an end to this story in a diplomatic way, because it’s been bothering them for 180 years. Falkland Islands are the oversea territory of Great Britain, but Argentina claims that Falklands Islands fall under its territory. On the other hand, there is a UN resolution calling both sides to solve this issue in a diplomatic, peaceful way. Argentina is more now than ever interested in solving this issue, while Britain is rejecting any kind of negotiations, still being ‘hurt’ by an offensive attack by Argentina on March 19th, 1982. in the purpose of capturing the Falkland Islands (on the same day, 2013., the new pope Francis I from Argentina was inaugurated, which is also a subtle sign). The current Prime Minister of Great Britain at that time, the famous “Steel Lady” Margaret Thatcher was forced to send the British army to the Island to defend its sovereignty . Before that event, she was ready to negotiate with Argentina about returning the Falkland Islands just like it happened later with Hong Kong which was returned to China. But, Great Britain was surprised and shocked by the Argentinian attack, which resulted in the today’s unwillingness  to negotiate with Argentina. The war itself lasted very short, from April 2nd to June 14th, 1982. and Britain won.

Venus + Jupiter = Neptune

I’ll add another interesting information – Argentina was especially interested in regaining possession of this territory right after the discovery of great oil fields (Venus + Jupiter = Neptune = oil) in the territorial waters near the islands, which the researchers named the "Sea (Neptune) Lion" (21º Leo).

It’s very clear what will be the challenge for these two countries in the next period – to unite the 2nd chakra (Venus, Argentina) with the 6th chakra (Jupiter, England), to make a ring around the central, 4th, Lunar chakra (Moon) and become a channel for Neptune (oil in this case). By the way, it’s Neptune where we find the field of collective, impersonal emotional relationships.

It’s through the Venus chakra where we enjoy the material values. We can live our dream in this energetic center (Venus is exalted in the sign of Pisces – dream, and in the chart of Elizabeth II it is in Pisces, carrying the Sun in Taurus – materialization of the dream). As Argentina is linked to this energetic center, we can conclude that this country is, first of all, interested in the material gain, revenues from oil fields, to be precise.

On the other side, we change things by modifying our beliefs and attitudes through the 6th, Jupiter chakra... So Great Britain should be the one to work on trust issues in this relationship, faith (Neptune in Elizabeth II’s chart is on the degree of its fall), to open its heart and let go... Venus (2nd chakra) in the Queen’s chart is on the degree of Mercury’s fall (it’s through the 5th, Mercury chakra where we open the way to 6th chakra), meaning that she should, alone in silence (fall of Mercury) make a change, achieve enlightment in some way, because it’s how she will find the way to her heart with ease (trine)... (Pluto on 13º Cancer – 4th, Moon chakra near to 15º Cancer – centre of the soul) in which she will find a love for herself, and then for Argentina. Still, Queen Elizabeth II with Venus in Pisces trines Pluto is the mythical Persephone, so love towards the southernmost country in the world (Argentina) is something that lives in her chart. It’s really necessary here for Great Britain to see the Beauty in the Truth, and the truth is that there are some unrealistic expectations and a sort of illusion... This country ‘refuses’ to see things realistically...

Saturn return of Queen Elizabeth II

Since Queen Elizabeth’s Saturn return is also happening in this period of the 6th Uranus-Pluto square (from December 12th, 2014. to March 17th, 2015.) it’s interesting to take a look at that chart, too.

 Saturn’s natural cycle is around 30 years, and the 1st house in this chart represents the first period of 2,5 years. We find the Ascendant on 27º Cancer, close to 28º Cancer, degree where Mars falls, so this is a symbolic image of confrontations, a fight about something from the past – the ruler of Ascendant (of Elizabeth II) is the Moon on 29º (something from the past) Aries, in a separating (past) opposition with Mercury (negotiations, agreements) so this is all an image of unsuccessful negotiations in the past. It was hard here to align emotions (Moon) and reason (Mercury), the heart and the mind...

29º Cancer – “The Third Eye”

This Moon makes an exact square to 29º Cancer, the degree linked to the Third Eye (Jupiter chakra) located in the body  between the eyebrows, between the left (Cancer) and right (Leo) eye. We know this degree is a very special degree because it’s the place where two lights, two eyes – connect. This is the place inside the Zodiac which gives a broad perspective. The square here accentuates action, and the strong inner need of the Queen (and the British nation) to finish the things that were stopped halfway in the past (29º)...

The ability to accept will be very important here, and it’s a big lesson for Queen Elizabeth II in the time of Saturn in Scorpio and returning to the natal position in her chart. Disposition (Mars in Capricorn) takes the Moon (Queen, nation) to the sign of its detriment (weakened dignity) in a conjunction with Pluto (transformation) in 9th house (foreign countries) from 10th house (her as a ruler) in the sign of Capricorn (Argentina), so Great Britain is really in a challenging period during which it will undergo a deep transformation that will bring liberation (Pluto on 11º Capricorn)...

Chart sources:  http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Elizabeth_II,_Queen_of_England
                         Nicholas Campion, "The Book of World Horoscopes"

недеља, 02. новембар 2014.

Annie Lennox – Miracle of Love Originally published: November 25th, 2013. | Author: Smiljana Gavrančić

Annie Lennox-Miracle of Love

Originally published: November 25th, 2013. | Author: Smiljana Gavrančić

When we start analyzing a natal chart, it’s natural to begin with the Ascendant sign, because it contains the most important message for the natus. Knowing the nature of the Ascendant sign itself, the nature of the planet which rules the sign, or is exalted in that sign, and the nature of the planet which is in detriment or fall in that sign – we can make an initial image of the natus whose chart we are analyzing.

Ascendant in Virgo

This article is about a woman with a Venus – Saturn conjuction in Scorpio, and a Virgo Ascendant, which already says a lot about the importance of Venus in her chart. Namely, Virgo is a sign where Mercury (the mind, intellect) is the ruler and exalted, while Venus (a planet connected to relationships) is in fall. The main task of every Ascendental Virgo are exactly relationships, because across the sign of Virgo is the sign of Pisces where Venus is joyful (exalted) and there is no room for words or analyzing (everything that is natural to Virgo). Also, Ascendental Virgo needs to work on their Jupiter (optimism) and Neptune (personal faith) because these two planets are in detriment in Virgo.

Annie Lennox, the voice behind “Miracle of Love” felt the impact of Venus – Saturn conjuction in Scorpio many times. Namely, all three of her husbands were carrying symbolism of this conjuction. We know that this is an image of karmic love affairs, relationships in which some karmic debts need to be paid, relationships with somebody older, or coming from different cultural or racial backgrounds, etc. If you ask me, this is also a sign of delayed relationships, which may be waited on for a long time, and happen later in life, in mature ages...

Annie married three times, but only her latest, third marriage fullfilled completely her Venus symbolism on the star Unukalhai from the constellation Serpens linked to doctors, healers – her third husband is not only from a different cultural background (South Africa), he is also a doctor, fulfilling the need of the fixed star as a ‘carrier’ in this story. Finally, Venus in her chart is her exalted ruler of 7th house with the cusp in Pisces, so it’s very important in the analysis of this artist’s chart.

First marriage (1984-1985)

Let’s start from the beginning. If we analyze her 7th house of marriage, we find that the cusp of 7th house is in Pisces, and the ruler is retrograde Jupiter in applying conjuction with Uranus, which can be a sign of sudden unexpected marriages but also divorces. The retrograde nature brought her more than one marriage, so even the exalted Jupiter’s position could not save her first marriage from ending. Still, this man was needed in her life, because he was a big influence on her. Her first husband, Radha Raman, a Hare Krishna monk, first crossed her path in 1984. on her concert in Stuttgart.

Only three weeks later, they got married, which lasted only a year. Still, this man inspired Annie to change her diet – she eliminated meat, coffee and alcholol. At the time, she was very enthusiastic about the change. “He changed my life, taught me how to be happy. I was terribly confused before we met and I didn’t know what I wanted.” Her Venus is the ruler of 2nd house (diet) in her chart, conjucting Saturn (deprivation) so this is an image of some sort of fasting, abstaining from food, everything that is bad and “toxic” (Scorpio) for the organism. Retrograde Jupiter in Cancer can also attract a partner which is somehow a spiritual Teacher (Jupiter) dealing with diet (Cancer). Uranus contributed to the fast marriage and even faster divorce. Dispositer of her Jupiter is Moon in Capricorn where Jupiter falls, so there could be reasonable doubt that this marriage would somehow “fall” in the future. Trining Saturn did support the wedding itself, because Saturn loves form, which is marriage..

Second marriage (1988-2000)

The second husband of Annie Lennox was the famous Israelian director and producer, Uri Frutchmann, with who she spent 12 years of her life. They have had two daughters, Lola and Tali, and a stillborn son Daniel. Uri Frutchmann also carries the symbolism of Jupiter in Cancer (Israel) squaring Neptune – film producer. This aspect brings great excitement and need to idealize a relationship, after which comes disappointment. Venus, as an essential significator for relationships and marriage, is placed in Scorpio, conjucting Saturn – a marriage with a person from a different cultural background limited in time, if the relationship is not pure and honest, it cannot last in time, and if it is, it is affirmed and strong. Dispositer of Jupiter is Moon in Capricorn, giving a real chance that this marriage will also fail in time. After her second divorce, Annie said that she’ll never get married again. Since the thing we are running from always catches up with us in the end, the same thing happened to her...

The story of Saturn

Saturn is a very important planet in the chart of Annie Lennox for many reasons. It’s the dispositor of the ruler of her Ascendant, Mercury in Capricorn, and it represnts her in time. She was also born on the day of a Solar eclipse on 3º Capricorn, and Saturn is the ruler of her prenatal eclipse which is always a sort of darkness because it happened before birth and it defines the person’s state of mind in trust or fear. Saturn is also the ruler of her 5th house (creation, love). Since it’s influencing her Venus in Scorpio, and she needs to work on relationships in her life as an Ascendental Virgo, her main task is to lose all the fears in her relationships in time, because she is capable of a very deep (Scorpio) attachment. This Saturn needs a lot of time to become totally “pure” and honest, because it’s the only way Annie can realize a magical love story, if she deeply falls in love without fear and doubts. Then her dispositor (Mars in Pisces) leads Venus to the sign of exaltation, Pisces, in a trine with Saturn on the star Archernar (with a Jupiterian nature) which speaks of a long journey through an underground river, implies a sort of a purgatory, but also light at the end of the tunnel.

Third marriage – December 15th, 2012.

Annie met her current husband in 2009. Dr Mitchell Besser comes from South Africa (symbolism of her Venus – Saturn conjuction), he’s a gynecologist  (Scorpio), and working on a project of helping people infected with HIV. Annie Lennox herself joined this project, known by the name “mothers2mothers”, helping children and single mothers infected with HIV, and a love story happened. Even though she said she’d never marry again, in the year when her directive Ascendant, after 58 years, conjucted her natal Venus on 21º Scorpio, she got married for the third time! Also, on December 15th, 2012., the day of the wedding, her secondary Venus (moving 1º in one year) was on 17º Capricorn, in an exact sextile (ease) with natal Saturn on 17º Scorpio, while secondary Saturn was on on her natal Venus for a long time.

It’s especially important that Annie finally fullfilled the need of her Venus on the star Unukalhai – a partner who is a healer, doctor... Now that same Venus, even though in a “hug” with Saturn (somebody of a different racial background) is disposed in 6th house (a need to serve others), in the sign of it’s exaltation, on the star Achernar, so this relationship can really “purify” her, giving her a glimpse of the light at the end of the tunel. Saturn is carrying within itself Chiron on 27º Capricorn, so she has a possibility to heal herself, but also people around her, through this relationship. Finally, Venus is also the ruler of her 9th house (life purpose, future life) so this woman is really headed in the right direction.

Therefore, we can analyze all partners and marriages primarily through the series 7, since it carries all our marriage potencial, but also through Venus as a natural significator of series 7. In the chart of Annie Lennox, Venus is very important, because she is an Ascendental Virgo and relationships are something she needs to work on during her life. Venus is also conjucting Saturn in her chart, which can seem very “hard” at the first glance, but that Venus is on a star linked to doctors, so her long expected love came into her life only when she met somebody who fits that description. Of course, she needed all her partners before, in order to come closer and closer to her true nature.

The wedding happened on December 15th, 2012., after the Solar eclipse on November 13th which was on her natal Venus on 21º Scorpio. Since it was a Solar eclipse (personal beginning), it brought new opportunities when it comes to relationships to this extraordinary woman... This eclipse disposited by Mars ended up in the sign of Pisces (exaltation of Venus), trining Saturn, which is an image of marriage.

In traditional astrology, Saturn is joyful in 12th house, while today  (in modern western astrology) it’s the house where Venus is joyful, so I’ll finish this article with a question – Is there a place for fear where love is present?

Living in magic and patience, is what 12th house, Pisces and exalted Venus ask of us...

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