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by Milky Way Maid
One of the most popular questions in any astrological life reading consultation is how many children one is likely to have.
The best technique I have seen to handle this question is one promoted by prominent astrologer Carol Rushman. We will take a few charts and see how her method works.
The method is as follows:
1- Assuming you have drawn up an accurate birth chart, look to the fifth house of children. Determine the traditional ruler of the sign on the cusp of the fifth house.
Note that we will use the traditional rulers, although in the case of signs that have gained a modern ruling planet with the discovery of more planets in our solar system, we will of course try using the new ruler to see what that yields.
This means that the ruler we will use for Pisces is Jupiter, for Aquarius is Saturn, and for Scorpio is Mars.
2- Determine how many planets that ruler is APPLYING to. For the purposes of this exercise, we use only the classical aspects of conjunction, sextile, square, trine and opposition. Do not count the semi-sextile or inconjunct.
So, for example, if the ruler of the fifth house is Venus at 10 degrees Cancer, and it is applying to a sextile to Mercury in Virgo, a square to Jupiter in Libra, a trine to Pluto in Scorpio, and an opposition to Saturn in Capricorn, then that would mean a potential for four children.
by Milky Way Maid
[Charts to follow if not uploaded by the time this posts]
Hello, astrology students! Today’s lesson is about how to look at Eclipse charts. Actually I will talk about a way of looking at a Solar Eclipse, and a way of looking at a Lunar Eclipse.
The history of astrology tells us that the first recorded observation of a Solar Eclipse was in China, in 2154 BC. In fact, there was an eclipse that year on Oct. 12, but unfortunately the official astrologers were asleep at the wheel, so to speak. We quote:
“At that time Hi and Ho corrupted their principles and abandoned themselves to wine. They neglected their offices, forsook their posts, began to confuse the celestial laws, and ignored their faculty. Consequently, when in the third month of autumn . . . the people ran afoot in general consternation. Hi and Ho were dead to their duties of office, not having known or heard of it, and were stupidly perplexed as to the celestial signs, so that they committed a crime which former rulers proscribed against. The regulations in regard to eclipses say: being before the time, the astronomers are to be killed without respite, and being behind time, they are to be slain without reprieve (Sepharial, p. 32-33).”
First, the Solar Eclipse. This method is SOLELY for Solar Eclipses. The proponent of this method is Dave Roell of AstroAmerica aka Astrology Center of America. You can look for a more detailed explanation of his method in the June 11 issue of his newsletter at his website, AstroAmerica dot com.
The first step is to cast a chart for the Solar Eclipse set for your locality – or where you will be at the time of the Solar Eclipse. Take care to convert the time, which is probably given as Eastern Time or Pacific Time, to your own time zone. Note carefully where both the Sun-Moon and the Nodes fall.
Dave notes that Judith Hill notes that solar eclipses are polarized along the lines of the node. I might add that total eclipses occur when the node is 5 degrees or less away from the sun, and partial eclipses occur when the node is more than 5 degrees from the sun. As a general rule, anyway. So, in other words, says Dave, eclipses are really more like hyper nodes – maybe I should capitalize that like this: Hyper Nodes.
Dave simplifies his key to solar eclipses like this: FIRST, note the HOUSE that the eclipse falls in; this will clue you in to the SETTING of whatever event is triggered by the eclipse. SECOND, “convert the SIGN of the eclipse to the house on the “natural” or Aries rising wheel.” The sign will clue you in to the kind of EVENT is triggered by the eclipse. If the sun and the node fall in different houses, the node is preferred – BUT you will have to look at both and make a judgment on which is more active.
Also bear in mind which node the eclipse occurs near, because this will clue you in to whether to expect gains or losses. A North Node eclipse will tend to bring you things or bring a new beginning, and while a South Node eclipse will tend to take something away, or end a situation.
A good example is the eclipse before the Wall Street meltdown of 2008. There was a solar eclipse on Aug. 8, 2008 at 6:14 am; set the chart for New York City. The South Node is in the first house, affecting the whole world. It is in Leo, and Leo (in a natural, Aries-rising chart) is ruler of the fifth house of speculation, in other words things like the stock market – which duly crashed that fall.
I do have a little trouble applying it to the Aurora, CO Batman shooting, tho. The shooting occurred in a movie theatre on July 20, 2012 at 12:38 am to 12:45 am MDT. The Solar Eclipse prior to the shooting was on May 20, 2012 at 5:23 pm MDT. I have cast a chart for the eclipse, so have a look.
The lights are in the eighth house, as one might expect. The eighth house indicates death only sometimes, but here it is literal. Other possibilities would have included beginnings and endings, intense situations, absolute decisions (meaning ones that cannot be taken back), money given to others to manage, a spouse’s money, pooled funds of all kinds.
It occurred in the sign of Gemini, which falls in the third house in an Aries-rising chart. The third house rules daily life, errands, siblings, etc. Well that does not seem to fit. However, it would rule malls, I think, since basic shopping for necessities is part of one’s daily life. Also, look at what is actually IN the third house in this eclipse chart: bad boy Pluto. And it so happens that Pluto trined Mars on May 16, an ominous transiting aspect if ever there was one. Mars is in the eleventh house of groups of people, so I would probably have avoided hanging around crowds.
Let’s move on to looking at some lunar eclipses. I feel that lunar eclipses are more personal than solar eclipses. We can get some idea of what the eclipse will mean to us personally by looking at the chart. At the same time, one has to bear in mind that many times the effects of an eclipse can be so subtle, and be so gradual, that we may never link the eclipse to a growing interest in photography or music, for example, or to meeting someone who later proves significant in the course one’s life takes.
I would like to look at the eclipses before the assassination of President Kennedy. Rose Lineman kindly provides both solar and lunar eclipse charts, set for both Washington, DC and for Dallas. The node is in the eighth house in all four. It hardly seems like Pres. Kennedy would have been any safer at home! For the record, Jupiter’s placement usually indicates where one is safe. In the case of JFK, Jove is in the fifth house in the eclipse charts, which would suggest that he might have been safe in an amusement park, on Wall Street, in a casino, somewhere with children or artwork.
Yet one must note that the eclipses set for Washington have Sagittarius on the ascendants, while the ones set for Dallas have Scorpio on the ascendants. This alone indicates a more intense cast to the events of the Dallas trip. Also some aspects tie in more sharply to the angles, and volatile planets are much closer to the Midheaven – which is itself a critical degree – in the Dallas charts.
For example, chart rulers Mars and Pluto occupy the tenth house. Rose Lineman notes that Uranus at 2 degrees Virgo is not only nearly atop the Midheaven but is also conjunct the fixed star Regulus, representing “worldly position and power”; that Uranus is almost atop both MC and Regulus does seem to signify the sudden change in who holds the reins of power in Washington.
One cannot isolate an eclipse chart from the natal or progressed charts of the principals involved. For example, Lineman notes that Kennedy suffered from the fact that progressed Moon, progressed Mars, and progressed Jupiter were all in the natal eighth house at the time of his death, AND since they were in Gemini, they squared the lunar eclipse Uranus, Pluto and Mars (in that order) in Virgo.
So you see there are layers upon layers of connections between the events, the eclipses, and all the natal and progressed charts of the principal players involved. I encourage you to play with the chart data given below to make whatever combination charts occur to you. Try making triple- and quadruple-ringed charts.
Lineman, Rose, Eclipses: Astrological Guideposts, 1984, AFA.
March, Marion and McEvers, Joan, The Only Way to Learn About Tomorrow, 1988, ACS Publications, Lesson 9. .
Roell, Dave, Dave’s Method of Reading Eclipses, June 11, 2013, AstroAmerica newsletter, astroamerica.com.
Sepharial, Eclipses in Theory and Practice, 1991, Sun Books.
(Mention is also made of a Jan Spiller book on eclipses, which Dave says is excellent, but I do not have the title of that book.)
RUN YOUR OWN CHARTS:
John F Kennedy, May 29, 1917, 3:15 pm Boston MA.
Lee Harvey Oswald, Oct. 18, 1939, (unknown time) New Orleans LA.
Assassination of JFK, Nov. 22, 1963, about 12:30 pm, Dallas TX.
Pre-Assassination Lunar Eclipse, set for Dallas, July 6, 1963, 3:55 pm.
Pre-Assassination Solar Eclipse, set for Dallas, July 20, 1963, 2:43 pm.
Batman movie shooting — July 20, 2012 in Aurora, CO at 12:38 am to 12:45 am MDT
SOLAR ECLIPSE prior to shooting was on May 20, 2012 at 5:23 pm MDT.
Good news: couple marries one year later: http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/18/us/colorado-shooting-anniversary/index.html
by Milky Way Maid
Many of us like to work with Arabic Parts in addition to the planets and asteroids. For most of us astrologers, the only one commonly used is the Part of Fortune, found on most astrology software.
But there are scads of Arabic parts available. This is only a hefty serving of some of the more common ones, plus some uncommon ones. I have no idea how to use some of them. What does one make of the Part of Deep Reflection and Understanding? Or the Part of Disassociation??? Some would seem to step on the toes of Asteroids, like Eros. There is some duplication and inconsistency but I can only relate them to you as they are listed in my sources.
Parts of Divorce or Infirmities or Hour of Marriage may have some really cool application to our real lives, however. And I sure hope that I can find a way to use the Part of Luck or Part of Success!!!
So anyway, I hereby present a list of the Formulas for Arabic Parts. An explanation of how to calculate the equations follows at the bottom.
ACCOMPLISHMENT- Ascendant plus Sun minus Jupiter
AGREEMENT/DISCORD- Ascendant plus Mercury minus Part of Spirit
ANCESTORS- Ascendant plus Mars minus Saturn
ART/VENTURE- Ascendant plus Mercury minus Venus
BONDAGE- Ascendant plus Moon minus Moon’s dispositor
BROTHERS- Ascendant plus Jupiter minus Saturn
CAPTIVES- Ascendant plus Sun minus Sun’s dispositor
CAPTIVES/THE CONQUERED- Ascendant plus Sun minus Sun’s ruler
CHILDREN- Ascendant plus Saturn minus Jupiter
COMMERCE- Ascendant plus Mercury minus Sun
CONSTANCY- Ascendant plus Part of Spirit minus Part of Fortune
CONTENTION- Ascendant plus Jupiter minus Mars
CUNNING OF MEN TOWARD WOMEN- Ascendant plus Venus minus Sun
CUNNING OF WOMEN TOWARD MEN- Ascendant plus Saturn minus Venus
DANGER/VIOLENCE & DEBT- Ascendant plus Mercury minus Saturn
DARING,STRENGTH, DOMINION- Ascendant plus Moon minus ruler of first house
DEATH- Ascendant plus 8th house cusp minus Moon
DEATH OF SIBLINGS- Ascendant plus (third house cusp plus10 degrees) minus Sun
DEATH OF BROTHERS/SISTERS- Ascendant plus Midheaven minus Sun
DEEP REFLECTION- Ascendant plus Moon minus Saturn
DESIRE FOR WORLDLY PLEASURES- Ascendant plus Part of Spirit minus Part of Fortune
DESTINY- Midheaven plus Sun minus Moon
DISAPPOINTMENT- Ascendant plus Mars minus Venus
DISASSOCIATION- Ascendant plus Moon minus Mars
DISCORD- Ascendant plus Jupiter minus Mars
DISINTEREST/BOREDOM- Ascendant plus Sun minus Venus
DIVORCE- Ascendant plus Venus minus seventh house cusp
EARTH’S CULTIVATION- Ascendant plus Saturn minus Venus
ENEMIES- Ascendant plus twelfth house cusp minus ruler of twelfth house
EROS or appetite- Ascendant plus Venus minus Part of Spirit
EXCELLENCE, NOBILITY- Ascendant plus Part of Spirit minus Part of Fortune
FAITH, religious- Ascendant plus Mercury minus Moon
FAITH AND HOPE- Ascendant plus Venus minus Saturn
FATHER- Ascendant plus Saturn minus Sun
FATHER’S DEATH- Ascendant plus Jupiter minus Saturn
FATHER, FATE, & KARMA- Ascendant plus Saturn minus Sun
FATHERS-IN-LAW- Ascendant plus Venus minus Saturn
FERTILITY & ABUNDANCE- Ascendant plus Mercury minus Moon
FORTUNE- Ascendant plus Moon minus Sun
FRIENDS- Ascendant plus Mercury minus Moon
GOODNESS OF THE SOUL- Ascendant plus Sun minus Mercury
GRANDFATHERS- Ascendant plus Saturn minus Sun’s sign
GRANDPARENTS- Ascendant plus Saturn minus second house cusp
HAPPINESS- Ascendant plus Jupiter minus Saturn
HEAVY PLACE- Mercury plus Mars minus Saturn
HISTORIES, SCIENCE, LITERATURE- Ascendant plus Jupiter minus Sun
HONOR- Ascendant plus 19 degrees Aries minus Sun
HONORABLE ACQUAINTANCE- Ascendant plus Sun minus Part of Fortune
HOPES AND WISHES- Ascendant plus eleventh house cusp minus Moon
HOUR OF MARRIAGE- Ascendant plus Moon minus Sun (same as part of fortune)
HOW NATIVE IS LOVED OR HATED- Ascendant plus Part of Spirit minus Part of Fortune
HUSBANDRY- Ascendant plus Saturn minus Venus
INCREASE- Ascendant plus Jupiter minus Sun
INFIRMITIES, ACCIDENTS- Ascendant plus Mars minus Saturn
INFIRMITIES- Ascendant plus Mars minus Mercury
INFLUENCE- Ascendant plus Saturn minus Moon
INHERITANCES- Ascendant plus Jupiter minus Mercury
INHERITANCES, POSSESSIONS- Ascendant plus Moon minus Saturn
INITIATIVE- Ascendant plus Sun minus Mars
INTELLIGENCE- Venus plus Moon minus Sun
INVESTIGATION- Mercury plus Mars minus Saturn
JOURNEYS (short)- Ascendant plus third house cusp minus Mercury
JOURNEYS BY LAND- Ascendant plus ninth house cusp minus Ruler of ninth house
JOURNEYS BY WATER- Ascendant plus 15 degrees Cancer minus Saturn
KILLING PLANET- Ascendant plus Moon minus ruler of first house
KINGDOM- Jupiter plus Midheaven minus Sun
KINGSHIP- Ascendant plus Moon minus Mars
KINGSHIP AND KINGS- Ascendant plus Mars minus Mercury
KINGSHIP AND VICTORY- Ascendant plus Saturn minus Sun
LABOR AND AFFLICTION- Ascendant plus Part of Fortune minus Part of Spirit
LARGE BODIES- Ascendant plus Mars minus Part of Fortune
LIBERTY OF PERSON- Ascendant plus Sun minus Mercury
LIFE (vitae)- Ascendant plus Saturn minus Jupiter
LONELINESS- Ascendant plus Jupiter minus Venus
LOVE- Ascendant plus Part of Spirit minus Part of Fortune
LOVE, BEAUTY, & PEACE- Ascendant plus Venus minus Sun
LUCK- Ascendant plus Moon minus Jupiter
LUXURY- Ascendant plus Saturn minus Venus
MARRIAGE- Ascendant plus seventh house cusp minus Venus
MARRIAGE CONTRACTS- ninth house cusp plus third house cusp minus Venus
1-MARRIAGE OF WOMEN- Ascendant plus Mars minus Sun
2-MARRIAGE OF WOMEN- Ascendant plus Saturn minus Venus
MALE CHILDREN- Ascendant plus Moon minus Moon’s ruler
MALE OR FEMALE CHILDREN- Ascendant plus Jupiter minus Mars
MALE OR FEMALE CONCEPTION- Ascendant plus Sun’s dispositor minus Moon’s dispositor
MEMORY- Ascendant plus Mars minus Moon
1-MEN’S MARRIAGES- Ascendant plus Venus minus Saturn
2-MEN’S MARRIAGES- Ascendant plus Venus minus Sun
MILITARY DARING- Ascendant plus Moon minus Saturn
MONEYLENDERS- Ascendant plus Mercury minus Saturn
MOTHER- Ascendant plus Moon minus Venus
MOTHER’S DEATH- Ascendant plus Saturn minus Venus
NECESSITIES- Ascendant plus third house cusp minus Mars
NECESSITY, CONSTRAINTS- Ascendant plus Part of Fortune minus Mercury
NEGOTIATION- Ascendant plus Mars minus Jupiter
NOBILITY OR HONOR- Ascendant plus 19 degrees Aries minus Moon
NOBLES- Ascendant plus Sun minus Mercury
NUMBER OF BROTHERS- Ascendant plus Saturn minus Mercury
OCCUPATION & DESTRUCTION- Ascendant plus Mercury minus Saturn
ORATION, PROFUNDITY OF COUNSEL- Ascendant plus Moon minus Saturn
PASSION- Ascendant plus Mars minus Sun
PERIL- Ascendant plus Ruler of eighth house minus Saturn
PLAYS- Ascendant plus Venus minus Mars
PLEASURE- Ascendant plus seventh house cusp minus Venus
POVERTY- Ascendant plus Part of Fortune minus Part of Spirit
REAL ESTATE- Ascendant plus Jupiter minus Mercury
REASON & SENSE- Ascendant plus Mars minus Mercury
RELIGION- Ascendant plus Venus minus Moon
RETRIBUTION- Ascendant plus Sun minus Mars
RUMORS- Ascendant plus Moon minus Mercury
SECRET ENEMIES- Ascendant plus Mars minus Saturn
SECURITY- Ascendant plus Venus minus Mercury
SENTIMENT- Ascendant plus Venus minus Jupiter
SERIOUS MATTERS- Ascendant plus Part of Fortune minus Saturn
1-SERVANTS- Ascendant plus Moon minus Mercury
2-SERVANTS- Ascendant plus Part of Fortune minus Mercury
SEXUAL ATTRACTION- Ascendant plus fifth house cusp minus Ruler of fifth house
SICKNESS & MURDER- Ascendant plus Mars minus Saturn
SKILL OR TALENT- Ascendant plus Part of Fortune minus Mercury
SOLDIERS AND MINISTERS- Ascendant plus Saturn minus Mars
SONS- Ascendant plus Jupiter minus Moon
SOUL- Fourth house cusp plus Moon minus Sun
SPECULATION- Ascendant plus fifth house cusp minus Jupiter
SPIRIT, FUTURE- Ascendant plus Sun minus Moon
STABILITY- Ascendant plus Part of Spirit minus Part of Fortune
SUBSTANCE (goods and possessions)- Ascendant plus second house cusp minus Ruler of 2nd house
SUCCESS- Ascendant plus Jupiter minus Part of Fortune
SUCCESS IN INVESTMENT- Ascendant plus Venus minus Saturn
SUDDEN ADVANCEMENT- Ascendant plus Part of Fortune minus Saturn
SUICIDE- Ascendant plus Jupiter minus twelfth house cusp
SURGERY & ACCIDENT- Ascendant plus Saturn minus Mars
TRADE (buying and selling)- Ascendant plus Part of Fortune minus Part of Spirit
TRADESMEN- Ascendant plus Venus minus Mercury
TRUTH, GOOD WORKS- Ascendant plus Mars minus Mercury
VALOR, DARING- Ascendant plus Part of Fortune minus Mars
VICTORY, HAPPINESS- Ascendant plus Jupiter minus Part of Spirit
VOCATION & STATUS- Midheaven plus Moon minus Sun
WHAT KIND OF WORK THE NATIVE DOES- Ascendant plus Moon minus Saturn
WIDOWHOOD- Ascendant plus fifth house cusp minus Venus
WISDOM- Ascendant plus Sun minus Saturn
1-WISDOM & PATIENCE- Mercury plus Jupiter minus Saturn
2-WISDOM & PATIENCE- Ascendant plus Jupiter minus Saturn
WORK- Ascendant plus Jupiter minus Sun
WORLDLINESS- Ascendant plus Venus minus Part of Fortune
HOW TO CALCULATE: First one must memorize the order of the signs; Aries is 1, Taurus is 2, Gemini is 3, Cancer is 4, Leo is 5, Virgo is 6, Libra is 7, Scorpio is 8, Sagittarius is 9, Capricorn is 10, Aquarius is 11 and Pisces is 12.
The first part of the equation is usually your Ascendant, say it is 11 degrees, 44 minutes of Aquarius. The first line will look like this: 11 11 44
Second line, say add your Moon which we will say is 13 degrees, 15 minutes of Aries.
So now it looks like this:
(Asc) 11 11 44
(Sun) 1 13 15
sub-ttl= 12 24 59
THEN we subtract the last item, assume it is the Moon which we will say is 22 degrees, 33 minutes of Cancer.
Subtotal 12 24 59
minus Sun 4 22 33
RESULT= 8 2 26
This translates as 2 degrees, 26 minutes of Scorpio.
Always be careful that the middle column (degrees) is a maximum of 30 so you will have to carry over if you have more than 30 degrees, and also take note that the right column (minutes) is a maximum of 60 so that you will have to account for that, too. I suggest that you WAIT TILL THE FINAL LINE before adjusting for the fact you may have enough minutes to make an extra degree, or a change of sign. And of course if you have more than 12 in the first column at the end of all your calculations, then you just subtract 12 to arrive at the number of the sign indicated.
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SAGITTARIUS, CAPRICORN, AQUARIUS, PISCES
LEO VIRGO LIBRA SCORPIO
One of the perennial questions that astrologers get is how to make someone of a given sign fall in love with them, or how to keep them. How do I attract a Capricorn man? How do I keep an Aries?
There are certain principles that apply to all signs, of course. Be honest, be his best friend, support each other emotionally as well as financially. Astrologically, your moon signs should be compatible also; moons that square each other or oppose each other warn you that you may have too much friction to live under the same roof! Masculine and feminine planets should be conjunct or in harmonious aspect; for example Mars should be sextile, trine or conjunct Venus; the Sun or Ascendant should be conjunct, sextile or trine the Moon.
Some astrologers use the Arabic Part of Marriage to find out more about the nature of the marriage and if it will be auspicious or not. Calculate the Part of Marriage by adding the Ascendant and Seventh House cusp, then subtract the placement of Venus. (You can read a nice, clear description of two ways to do that, at www-personal.umich.edu/~pfa/dreamhouse/attic/lots/calc.html.)
And if you have read any of the books by the Magi Society, then you are probably also aware that there are often contacts between the Chiron of one, with planets in the other’s chart. Chiron does not always guarantee happiness; the Diana and Prince Charles marriage featured Chiron contacts, and we all know how that turned out.