Dec 272011

The last blog showed how the remarkable genius in Steve Jobs was predicted from his natal Mercury midpoints. Now we’ll take this a step further.

Genius is rare but even rarer is the talent and vision to expand that genius into everyday living. Steve did this with amazing ease, developing one device after another: the iPod, iPhone, and iPad appealed to people on every continent throughout the world.

Steve’s natal chart doesn’t provide many clues about how to expand his vision. His Venus is opposed Jupiter but the Sun doesn’t aspect either of them.

Steve Jobs Natal Chart
Steve Jobs Astrology Midpoints
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Traditional astrology would tell us that a Venus Jupiter opposition tends toward excessive indulgence or pleasure-seeking. The person may find it difficult to become motivated and struggle against inertia even in simple activities of daily living.

The encouraging interpretation describes a sociable person who expresses harmony with others compared to one who engages conflict and turmoil. These astrological readings give partial insights into the personality and character of Steve Jobs but the Cosmobiology midpoints reveal much more.

Turning to the 90-degree Cosmobiology wheel, we notice that his Sun midpoints the Jupiter /Venus combination with a very close orb. Now observe how this interpretation enhances the total view of Mr. Jobs.


Steve Jobs Midpoints — Cosmobiology Chart
Steve Jobs Astrology Midpoints
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The Sun represents self-expression, Jupiter opportunity, and Venus creativity — the explanation speaks for itself.

Venus/Jupiter represents an expansion or burst of creativity and love, and this is channeled through the Sun or self. The person is represented or known by others for their creative spirit. However, the ineffective result of the configuration is similar to the astrological opposition, that is, self-indulgence, negativity, and extravagance.

This midpoint allowed Mr. Jobs to put his unique ideas in place on a huge scale and his creative development culminated in a tremendous final achievement.

Shortly before his death, the company he co-founded — Apple computer, was worth more than any other firm, eclipsing Microsoft and even Exxon-Mobil and other giant oil conglomerates, on as Steve used to say ‘planet earth.’

Rest in peace Mr. Jobs.

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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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Aug 282011

Tragedy struck Prince William with his mother’s death and tragedy left him with the passing years and the discovery of love. Little did he realize that his future wife was born a Capricorn, six months his senior on Jan 9 1982 at Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.

Perhaps it was her fashionable black dress that found his gaze, but what did the planets between Catherine Middleton, now known as the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William conspire to create? Let’s look at the royal romance from their midpoint astrology synastry aspects.

Prince William and Catherine Middleton – Synastry
Prince William Kate Middleton Midpoint Astrology Synastry
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While the exact time of Kate’s birth is not known, we’ll focus on the slower moving, more potent planets. For this reason, her moon and Ascendant are not shown.

The most striking synastry midpoint is Kate’s Mercury-Jupiter-Venus that midpoints Will’s Mars-Uranus and his Venus-Saturn. This is a complicated set of midpoints so let’s take this one by one.

Her Mercury on his Mars-Uranus will bring logic to his (Mars) energy and sharpen his (Uranus) uniqueness. Next Jupiter midpoints the same two planets and expands his energy by creating teamwork or deepening a philosophy that is well suited to the expectations of royalty. The ineffective use of this midpoint is arrogance and intolerance. Last, Venus on his Mars-Uranus brings love, creativity and refinement to his energy and development.

The same combo to his Venus-Saturn a midpoint representing enduring love and disciplined creativity has a different result. Mercury brings a thinking approach to love and creativity while Jupiter bestows patience, duty, and philosophy to the union.

This is a very pleasant mix of aspects that should create a harmonious but lively marriage. A deeper philosophic connection with Jupiter is also a key that supports this foundation. We’ll know in time.

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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
Prince Will
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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

Prince Will
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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
Prince Will
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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

Prince Will
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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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