Nov 232011

Steve Jobs: Visionary, artist, genius, dreamer, designer, and many more laudatory descriptions followed in his lengthy obituary. Here was a man who in the space of a little more than a decade transformed the way an entire generation communicates with one another.

He did this by creating gorgeous products, the iPod, iPhone, and iPad among others, that exuded a feeling of elegance and ease. Steve had a sense of what people wanted, the technical know how to create it, and the remarkable talent to transform it into an artform.

Let’s examine his astrological foundations and see if we can get a glimpse into his brilliance.

Steve Jobs Natal Midpoints
Steve Jobs Midpoint Astrology
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We don’t know his time of birth and so the moon, Asc, and MC are not shown, but the date and place are certain – February 24th 1955 in San Francisco.

The first striking midpoint is Mercury to Sun-Uranus. Mercury represents the mind and communication while Sun-Uranus stands for leadership and a progressive person.

This combo reflects a fast versatile thinker who surpasses his peers. A person given to sudden flashes of insight and reasoning — in short, a genius.

A genius looks at the world differently than everyone else, seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary. Innovation is a cornerstone of Apple and Steve helped take that philosophy to a new level when he returned as CEO in the late 1990’s.

Genius has its drawbacks though in the form of eccentric thinking. He loved keeping things simple such as dressing everyday in a black turtleneck shirt. At one time, he suggested all Apple employees wear a standard identical uniform. This idea was quickly criticized and never developed.

A harmful aspect of genius occurred when he first faced a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Instead of seeking traditional care, he tried homeopathic remedies and potions that he found on the internet. This unfortunately allowed his cancer to progress for several months before he gave in and accepted usual care at established medical institutions.

Genius ability alone does not create global innovation. We’ll see what midpoints helped him expand his abilities and influence the lives of millions — in the next blog.

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Sep 142011

Two Presidents distanced by nearly 150 years through three centuries, share striking similarities both in their personal history and in their astrological midpoints.
Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated the nation’s 16th president in 1860 while Barack Obama was sworn in to the nation’s highest office as the 44th president in 2008.

President Abraham Lincoln’s Chart (90 degree wheel)
Abraham Lincoln Natal Chart
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President Barack Obama’s Chart (90 degree wheel)
Barack Obama natal chart
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Both men were born of common means and made their way to the state of Illinois where they were elected to a single term in Congress before assuming the Presidency. They shared a love of words, strong powerful words that helped shape a nation in turmoil.

President Lincoln faced the ‘war of the states,’ while President Obama found a nation also deeply divided and in the greatest economic danger since the great depression.
Let’s look at key midpoints to their Mercury — revealing insights into each man’s thinking and communication skills.President Lincoln’s Mercury directly opposes Mars when seen in the 90 degree Cosmobiology wheel. His Mercury also intersects a Neptune-Pluto midpoint.

President Abraham Lincoln’s Chart (90 degree wheel)
Abraham Lincoln Midpoints
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Mercury-Mars suggests a debater and this is especially striking considering the historical importance of the famous Lincoln-Douglass debates before the Civil War. Mars is also the planet of war and strife; combining this with Mercury and you will find a military strategist, a trait well-suited for commanding Northern states in the US Civil War. Similarly, Neptune-Pluto suggests great mental strength and a powerful understanding – this is emphasized when contacting Mercury. President Lincoln was a highly intellectual person renowned for his deep thinking.

Turning to President Obama whose Mercury is in Leo in his traditional astrology chart at 2′ 19" and Jupiter in Aquarius at 0′ 51", These are both fixed signs and fall in the same place on the 90 degree wheel forming a strong conjunction.

President Barack Obama’s Chart (90 degree wheel)
Barack Obama Midpoints
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Mercury-Jupiter suggests a rational, calm, philisophic thinker. Many times this contact is found in attorneys, writers, and teachers. Jupiter’s expansion on Mercury is found early in President Obama’s career when he was elected Presidnet of the Harvard Law Review. This is a highly prestigious honor only afforded the brightest and best attorneys who graduate from Harvard.

Later, when elected President of the United States, the Jupiter expansion on his thinking is seen with his historic health care program that covers every citizen. He also faced an economic downturn second only to the Great Depression. Big thinking was required to keep the country afloat during this difficult time.

This Mercury-Jupiter conjunction is midpoint Saturn-Neptune. This provides endurance through Saturn as seen by the President’s follow through on the vision for the country and a philosophical humanitarian quality that describes his character.

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Jun 112011

This next series of blogs look at the exciting midpoint aspects of 23 year-old Prince William, Duke of Cambridge – the man closest in line of succession to becoming the King of England.

Despite his noble lineage, Prince William’s entire life was affected in the same way as everyone else — through his very first relationship, the one shared with his parents.

This parent-child relationship is a fundamental union that set into motion his personal and unique life pattern.

Every stellar body (planet) in his chart and all following midpoints and aspects, were activated through this beginning connection. Fortunately, both the Prince’s birth date and his birth time are easily found in public records on the internet. June 21, 1982 21:03 at Paddington England. The birth time will allow us to calculate his ascendant, house system and an accurate Moon position in both his 360 degree horoscope and 90 degree chart.

Let’s look first at Prince William’s Sun and Moon placements. Astrology reminds us that the Sun tells how his parents developed his basic character while the Moon shows their influence on his emotional experiences. Cosmobiology (Midpoint Astrology) will reveal key midpoints to these two planets.

Prince Will Natal Chart
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His Sun is in Cancer at 00′ 06" while his moon dwells also in Cancer at 04′ 57". This is a wide orb Sun/Moon conjunction in traditional astrology and when using a 90 degree charts, it midpoints slightly different planets.

One planet that contacts his Sun is Jupiter which is in Scorpio at 00" 29′ and Uranus in Sagittarius at 01" 29′. Jupiter represents opportunity, expansion, and growth, while Uranus represents sudden development.

A midpoint with Sun – Jupiter/Uranus shows us that Will’s father, Prince Charles, will provide growth and opportunity in an environment of sudden development — an extreme understatement. Nearly all would agree that inheriting the kingship of England and her Commonwealth States from his father is an extraordinary example of sudden expansion.

Prince Will Sun Midpoint Jupiter Uranus

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Another midpoint involves the Ascendant to Will’s Sun and Neptune. Sun Neptune midpoint describes an idealistic person who is kind and caring or in the contrary, a confused person who is irresponsible. When his Ascendant midpoints this combo, the result is an outlook or way of thinking about the world that similarly is either idealistic or confused. The Sun, representing the father would heavily influence the Prince’s environment.

Prince Will Midpoint Ascendant Sun Neptune
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What do the Moon midpoints tell us about Will’s mother, Princess Diana’s influence? Jupiter is also the planet for harmony, social, and relationships while Mercury represents the mind and communication. Let’s look at his Moon – Mercury/Jupiter midpoint further.

Prince Will Midpoint Moon Jupiter Mercury

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Princess Diana attentively saw that her son’s development included a broad range of stimulating activities. She involved herself in many Jupiter charitable projects and served as an excellent role model highlighting the worldwide need to help those who cannot help themselves. She was Mercury quick witted and showed great mental affection for Will. They had a happy and harmonious relationship.

Read more to see what the midpoints reveal about Prince Will’s turbulent childhood.

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