четвртак, 21. мај 2015.

Karmic relations and the Moon’s Nodes Originally Published on 20th January, 2014. I Author: Smiljana Gavrančić

Karmic relations and the Moon’s Nodes
Originally Published on 20th January, 2014. I Author: Smiljana Gavrančić

The role of the Moon’s Nodes can be very significant in synastry, particularly when it comes to “strong karmic relations”… When the Nodes of one person are found in conjunction with the personal planets, horoscope’s angles (or their rulers) of another person, than we can rightly suspect that this is a karmic relation, especially if the conjunction of one person’s South Node is with a personal planet of another person… The South Node often brings the energy down of that planet to a lower octave, thus it may feel somehow enchained and without possibility for growth. The nature of the South Node in synastry is to slow the other person down and to somehow “return it to the past”…

Venus in the chart of Rade Šerbedžija

The famous Croatian actor (of Serbian descent), a poet and musician, Rade Šerbedžija has Ascendant in Libra, while the ruler of his Ascendant (Venus) went to 12th house (the house of past life), therefore, this actor is also in this life somehow “tied” to his past life.

Of course, we may suspect that this is some sort of a past-life love story, where it took a lot of faith and hope (Venus in Virgo is in the fall). As the Venus carries along Jupiter and Neptune from Libra, the rulers of 7th (relations) from the 12th, but also Chiron (wound, pain) from Libra, this only additionally confirms its connectedness to some “painful” love from his past life, which gets “revived” in this life by the relations with his second wife, a well-known movie director Lenka Udovički, as it is precisely her having her South Node on Rade’s Venus! If we look at the depositor of Rade’s Venus, than we can see that it is retrograde (problems…). Mercury going towards Pluto (transformation, danger…), so the memory of it was rather painful… However, as all this is in 11th house (the house with a potential to set ourselves free, analogue to the 11th sign, Aquarius), than it is precisely that some dangerous life circumstances take him, through transformation, towards setting himself free. He was brave enough to “melt” with dangers, he “dived in”… (retrograde Mercury – his final depositor, going towards Pluto).

However, as his life with Lenka, even though they have been together for already 24 years, he has faced some very painful moments, but it is precisely that those painful moments have transformed him and bring them even closer, as they say themselves… Only after they started living together, the war in the area of the former SFRY started, this was in the early nineties of the past century, they had to run away… He was shot at in one café in Belgrade, however, luckily, the outcome was not fatal… He was against the war and he was loud in expressing it, and, even today, he is quite well known as having nostalgia for the past Yugoslavia… Soon after that, they made their home in Slovenia. “These were very difficult times…”, says Lenka…. Their first child, their daughter Nina, they used to bathe in the sink… Later, they moved to London and, after that, to the United States, precisely, to Los Angeles, where they developed their artistic careers, starting from scratch… The family expanded, they got two more daughters, Milica Alma and Vanja. In the fifth decade of his life, Rade was working on building of his career in a new language, in a new setting…

In the early 1990s, Rade (at the time when he met Lenka) was 44, he had already had one marriage, two children, while the young Lenka was really young, being only 20 and having just completed Movie and Directing Academy. They met in the north of Vojvodina, in Subotica, in a movie festival… Šerbedžija, in this way, got an opportunity for love when he laid his eyes on the young director of Latino-American roots and with dark curls, who won his heart at first sight… “Our first encounter happened at the Subotica Theater during football championship. Although I was focused on the game I was watching, I also managed to notice Lenka. She was standing at the door and she was sort of asking something my friends. I exchanged few words with her, so I did not even notice that this actually turned out to be quite a long conversation. When Lenka stepped out, my friend Inge Appelt said: “This little girl is the one you will marry…”

Lenka Udovički

Two decades younger Lenka Udovički had already known pretty well who Rade was, as he had been a part of her childhood through the roles she used to watch on TV.

At the time she was in the Venus period (from 14 to 22), which in her chart is in Capricorn and in conjunction with the Sun (an actor, but also an essential signifier for a man, husband, in female horoscope), which made a separating (past) square both with the Moon (wife, family) in Libra as well as with Uranus (divorce, setting free) in the same sign – so, this in Lenka’s chart was precisely the picture of Rae, an older, mature man, who has already had a family, wife, as well as a divorce…

Rade’s first marriage was with a well known dance professor and choreographer from Zagreb, Ivanka Cerovac, with whom he had a son, Danilo, and a daughter, Lucija, and whom he divorced in 1987.
“I did not plan to fall in love, I planned to have a career, but he won me over with his simplicity, honesty and boyish spirit that I recognized in him…” – said Lenka.

Ten days after that, they started living together, Rade moved in with Lenka, into her small, student’s apartment, in an attic. He moved in with her bringing only one suitcase. They married next year, in 1991… The depositor of Lenka’s Venus is precisely Saturn, almost at the degree of the Moon’s exaltation (3° Taurus), so no wonder that she got a huge family with Rade, having three daughters (Taurus is a female sign, the place of Venus’s seat and Moon’s exaltation, the two most significant female principles)… 

Directive South Node and Ascendant

The following supports the idea that the role of the nodes is rather significant in this story. In the year when she met Rade, Lenka’s directive axis of the nodes was precisely over his natal 1/7 axis (relationship), more precisely, the directive South Node (as everything in the directions moves by 1° for 1 year) of Lenka on the day of her solar return, 1st January 1990, being at 4° Libra 26’, at the very Rade’s Ascendant, which clearly points out that she somehow “invites” him that year to a karmic love, love from the past…

On the other side, in the secondary progressions she had her secondary Venus at 29° Capricorn 59’, at her natal Mercury (carrying along her South Node – the past, which is on Rade’s natal Venus), which also clearly points out some end, some karmic love, love from before (the symbolism of 29°), however, also, to another beginning, which will soon follow (when the Venus comes to 0° Aquarius)…

The touch between the Sun and Venus

During the life, when it happens that the Sun in progressions (the natural representative of the series 5 – love) moves over the natal Venus (the natural representative of the series 7 – relations), this can usually be an “alarm” to suspect that some love story is in the air. Namely, it is precisely during 1990 (the progressions done on the date of his solar return), when Lenka enters Rade’s life, that his Sun in the progressions got to 16° Virgo 05’, only after having completed transit over his natal Venus (the ruler of Ascendant in the 12th) at 15° Virgo 31’, by which the story with Lenka, his past life love, is somehow “opened up”…

That 15° Virgo is really a significant place in the chart of this person is also confirmed by the horoscope of his past life (Dwadasamsa chart), where we find the Sun precisely (the natural representative of the series 5 – love) at this degree, precisely at 14° Virgo 39’, which is within the permitted orb of up to 30’.

On the other side, the very Lenka in her chart has the conjunction of Venus and the Sun and, if we do secondary progressions for 1st January 1991 (the date of her solar return in the year when she married Rade), then we find an exact conjunction of the secondary Sun and secondary Venus at 1° Aquarius, which surely points out towards a love story that will get opened up by this solar return.

“Return to the past” during this life is an opportunity to fix circumstances from before, meaning, to improve the circumstances ahead of us, as the past creates the present, and the present creates the future… Finally, nether the past nor the present nor the future exist; time as a category – does not exist… Everything has already happened… If someone enters your life to put their South Node onto your Venus, try to “dive deep” into yourself and to make the “difficult” circumstances as light as possible…


недеља, 10. мај 2015.

Croatia and 3° Scorpio Published on: 14th February 2015 Author: Smiljana Gavrančić

Croatia and 3° Scorpio
Published on: 14th February 2015
Author: Smiljana Gavrančić

Recently, on 11th January 2015, for the first time in its history, Croatia got a woman to rule its state. In the second round of presidential elections, Kolinda Grabar Kitarović won over Ivo Josipović, now already the former President of Croatia. Secondary Moon of Croatia (people, woman) was, at the time, transiting 2° Scorpio 58’, namely, very close to 3° Scorpio! Croatia has its midpoint between Mars (army, energy) and the North Moon Node (future) at 3° Scorpio, so this is a very beautiful sign that the future of Croatia is in the sign of energy, i.e. wealth. However, having in mind that it is necessary to circulate with energy in a proper way, this is the point where a lot could be received, yet, a lot could also be lost…

Also, as in the horoscope of Italy, the Moon is at 3° Scorpio, this shows a clear and tight bond between Croatia and Italy, having in mind the influence Italy used to have over the areas of Istria and Dalmatia, which is still to be felt today. However, it is interesting that I have mapped Rome precisely across it, at 3° Taurus (you may read about this in my Article Eternal Rome and 3° Taurus. 

The influence of Ancient Rome is still present today in the cities such as Split (Diocletian’s Palace), Pula (The Arena) and similar. The very Arena in Pula may remind us of a place of blood and war, gladiator’s fights, which is in the symbolism of the exaltation of Pluto and fall of the Moon, while the place such as Split can remind us of the side of Pluto’s exaltation, where we have enormous wealth… This is where we may find Jupiter’s Temple, which, of course, implies towards wealth and it is also a very strong point of energy, but, above all, in the spiritual sense, while I would think of Pula as of a place of blood and war and negative sides of 3° Scorpio.

Croatia is primarily related to the sign of Virgo, however, the very degree within the Zodiac from which this former SFRY republic ‘vibrates’ at would, by all signs, be at 3° Scorpio, the degree of the Moon’s fall and, at the same time, the degree of Pluto’s exaltation. This is a very powerful point in the Zodiac, as this is the point at which everything disappears, but also the point where everything is recreated at, after having disappeared. This is where one should have “emotional easiness” (the Moon’s fall), as only in this way we open ourselves for the wealth offered to us by the God of the Underworld, Pluto.

In the degree of the Moon’s fall, we may have the part of Croatian history related to the Independent State of Croatia (NDH), Ante Pavelić, prison camps and mass killing during World War II (Jasenovac). On the other side, in the degree of Pluto’s exaltation, we have the picture of a great underground wealth, huge energy, which is why the statement of Kolinda, after the victory: “Croatia will be the richest country in the world!” however unrealistic – is not impossible. I repeat, it is here where it is needed to be “emotionally easy”, learn to forgive, “bury the past”, so as that everything new that we plant would be based on healthy grounds, which is, then, to bring wealth and abundance. Pluto is an unconscious plant, while the Moon is a subconscious one, namely, there is no consciousness here and it is precisely the consciousness that is needed to correct some patterns, so we do not repeat them again.  

The Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes

There is an interesting position of the Ascendant of the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes) at 3° Leo, which is practically the picture of Belgrade, as the capital. It is clear now why this union was unable to last and why the Croats had such a need, during World War II, to create their Independent State of Croatia (NDH), as 3° Scorpio (Croatia) is forming a square (conflict) with 3° Leo (Ascendant of the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes – Belgrade). A square always signalizes that things will be interrupted half way through, but also that an action must happen. Namely, the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes was a kind of inevitability, just as the disintegration also was.

I cannot but add that the current horoscope of the Republic of Serbia, which is actually the moment of adoption of the Constitution of 2006, has the Asc-Dsc axis over 3° Aquarius/3° Leo, which also implies to a form of a possible problem between Zagreb-Belgrade, in the sense that some agreements and negotiations might be interrupted half way through and that things might remain incomplete….  


Kolinda has an exceptional biography, which is very much about the sign of Scorpio, the eight sign in the Zodiac, Pluto, as well as the United States of America. In the period between 2005 to 2008, she worked as Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration. From 2008 to 2011, she performed the duties of an Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia in the United States of America, whereas from 2011 she was NATO Assistant for Public Diplomacy. During her diplomatic engagement in the United States, Croatia joined NATO, on 1st April 2009. Also, her relations with the United States have started during an exchange program with the US when she graduated from secondary school in New Mexico, in Los Alamos. At the end of her post-graduate studies, she defended her thesis about American-Soviet Relations during the Cold War period, with reflections over the Reagan Administration.

Namely, as a Mundane Astrologer, the first thing that caught my eye, when I looked at the horoscope for the moment of opening of polling stations on 11th January 2015, was the position of MC at 8° Scorpio – which is Ascendant of the United States of America, but also the point in the Zodiac where the Sun in the European Union’s chart (Brussels) is, as the ruler of the EU Ascendant at 18° Leo. Hence, the first I thought was the following – these elections are rather important for the European Union and the USA, and the Universe sends to me, as an Astrologer, signs that a President of these elections could be the one candidate having strong relations with the United States!

The tenth house always describes the ruling, while the fourth house always describes the opposition candidate. Ivo Josipović was the ruling candidate and he is presented with Mars, as the ruler of MC, at 8° Scorpio. As we can see, Mars is rather weak, as it is at 29° Aquarius and it clearly points out towards an end, departure (29° always points out towards an end, as this is a degree that does not bring materialization, while the sign of Aquarius may announce some sudden changes). Mars is in inconjunction with the Moon (people) which is at the degree of the Venus’s fall (finances), at 27° Virgo, thus, this is a picture of the people in some form of a financial fall and unlikely to support Josipović, primarily for the reason of their economic dissatisfaction. The depositor of Mars is Saturn in Sagittarius, where Mars (a fire plant) feels better than at 29° Aquarius. The first aspect Mars will make is a sextile with the Moon (people), when the Moon moves from the sign of Virgo to the sign of Libra. However, as Mars in Libra (Josipović), is in its exile this man did not get the necessary majority to win the would-be second presidential mandate.

Let us look at the fourth house now, which is in Taurus and describes Kolinda as an opposition candidate at the given elections. Venus is the ruler and it is at 9° Aquarius, in conjunction with Mercury (votes) at 8° Aquarius. All this is in the beginning of constellation of Dolphin, which is related to the Far West, the United States – namely, Kolinda won great support from the Diaspora voters. The depositor of Venus (Kolinda) is also Saturn from Sagittarius, namely, the same planet which is the depositor of Mars (Josipović), however, at the Moon (people) moves from Virgo to Libra loves Venus (Kolinda), as this is the sign of domicile for Venus, Kolinda won over Josipović.  


Zagreb is the capital of the Republic of Croatia and it is certainly true the capital’s horoscope may be analyzed through significant events in history. Let us look at the position of secondary MC (the capital’s reputation) for the moment when Croatia became a member of NATO. This is precisely 2° Scorpio 31’, which is within the permitted orb of +/- 30’, that is, quite close to 3° Scorpio – the exaltation of Pluto, the fall of the Moon.

At the time, Stjepan Mesić, the last Vice President of the SFRY and the first democratic President of the Republic of Croatia was at the head of the state, after Franjo Tuđman. If we look at the Solar Arc directions of this man, we find that precisely at that time, the Moon (people) was positioned at 2° Scorpio 41’, which would mean that during 2009 it was going over 3°Scorpio!

Connection between NATO and Kolinda at 2015 elections

The cusp of the tenth house (MC – reputation) in the horoscope of NATO is in Capricorn and Saturn is the ruler. However, Saturn is also the ruler of 12th house of NATO’s chart and 12th house always describes some hidden actions, intentions. It is interesting to see the position of Solar Arc of Saturn of NATO at the moment of Kolinda’s victory. We find it precisely at 3° Scorpio!


In July of 2013, Croatia became a full-fledged member of the European Union. If we look at the horoscope of Zagreb, as the capital, we find that the Solar Arc of the Sun (reputation) was, then, precisely at 3° Scorpio, while the Solar Arc of the Moon (people) of Zagreb was also very close to 3° Scorpio, more precisely it was at 2° Scorpio 44’! All this clearly points out towards the significance of 3° Scorpio for this country as well as to its great part within the NATO alliance as a military alliance. Here, the energy only needs to be used in a proper way, making sure that no action should result in killing of people (the Moon’s fall - 3° Scorpio!).

Let us also look at the horoscope of the moment when Croatia joined the EU. We see that it is precisely Venus, the essential signifier for finances, and the ruler in this chart of 2nd house (the banking system of the country) is at 3° Leo, which is in a square with 3° Scorpio, so what the accession to the EU brought to the Croats is precisely the problem of economic nature. Venus carries along the South Node (losses) from 2 (the banking system of the country), so it is more than obvious that this is a picture of debts. This is a picture of a banking system of a country that may end up in a serious problem (having a square with the degree of Pluto’s exaltation at 3° Scorpio), as the citizens of Croatia will be unable to repay their loans…

And, at the end, knowing the nature of 3° Scorpio, the question I raise is what is it so deep underground in the area of the Republic of Croatia, what kind of treasure could be found there? Is Kolinda, as the mythological Persephone, the one who will, in a proper way, rule the Pluto’s kingdom and become its mistress? This remains to be seen, however, a woman ruler could make a great turnover for this country, with, I repeat, the inevitability of EMOTIONAL EASINESS
It is also interesting that Kolinda comes from a Scorpio’s city, from Rijeka…

Finally, Croatia has an exceptional geo-strategic position, having in mind that it has an exit to the sea, so it is quite possible that the Croatian seas are the ones hiding the treasure, however, the Waters (emotions) must first be clear, purified from the ancestors’ memories…
"Horoscopes of Europe", Marc H. Penfield (the horoscope of Zagreb)
 "The Book of World Horoscopes", Nicholas Campion (the horoscope of Croatia)
"Knjiga srpskih horoskopa", Branka Stamenković (The Book of Serbian Horoscopes by Brankica Stamenković). 

субота, 09. мај 2015.

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