On Saturday evening of 11/3/2013 the whole family celebrated Bill's birthday. He is my step-grandson. At my age (90+) I have a hearing problem, but when something is important, my soul sends up its sensitive antenna and has me hear clearly, even from a great distance. This is Bill's chart1. It is progressed by secondary progression to 11/3/2013. He was born on 11/6/1964.
Bill was overflowing with joy. He received the birthday present he wanted: a carbon fiber frame for his racing bicycle. When he remarked that he felt younger now than he did when he was young, my psychic antenna registered a reminder to look at his chart the next day to see why he felt so well.
He felt great because his progressed Midheaven (15:29 Aries) was in a trine aspect with his Moon (15:59 Sagittarius). The Moon rules the family and his 2nd house of income. Everything was going well for him: love of his family, friends, employer and finance. He was winning races! The progressed Midheaven also trined his descendant (other people). But the progressed Midheaven was forming a YOD aspect, involving Pluto. In fact there were two YODS. (A yod aspect is formed by two planets in a sextile aspect, with both planets in a quincunx aspect to a third planet.) Natal Pluto (15:53 Virgo) was in a sextile aspect to the midpoint (16:06 Scorpio) of natal Sun (14:44 Scorpio) conjoining Neptune (17:28 Scorpio). Both Pluto and the midpoint were in a quincunx aspect to the progressed MC (15:29 Aries). The lunar eclipses on 10/8/14 and 4/4/15 at 15 Aries and 14 Libra respectively, would activate his yods.
A second YOD was formed between progressed MC in a sextile aspect to the ascendant, and both quincunx to the midpoint of Sun conjoining Neptune in the 6th house of health. What was much worse, was progressed Saturn (00:40 Pisces) exactly opposed natal Mars (00:30 Virgo); progressed Pluto (16:19 Virgo) was in a square aspect with natal Moon (15:59 Sag.) and progressed ascendant (27:07 Cancer) was almost within a one degree quincunx aspect orb to natal Saturn (28:22 Aquarius). Oh dear!
I had been researching eclipses on the MC/IC axis prior to death as well as yods, called a "finger of god" aspect because it is related to destiny. Death certainly is a destiny. I found that eclipses on the MC/IC axis can relate to the timing of death as well as a significant event.
The lunar eclipse of Oct. 8, 2014 at 15:07 Aries on his progressed MC would activate his yods. I panicked! I progressed the charts to that date. One of the yods involved Pluto, the planet signifying death. He was racing on mountain roads and could easily be injured and die. (Sun/Neptune Scorpio midpoint is in the 6th house of health. This is a picture of the racers.
How could I validate my apprehensive intimations? I would use derivative houses. His 8th house in the charts of the family members, would reveal whether or not his life would be in peril or if he would be injured.
Assuming one knows the rulerships and meaning of the houses, i.e. 8th house, death, surgery, transformation, sex etc. 5th house children, 10th house career, and/or authority figure, 4th house home, family, end of life, one can turn the chart around and read the aspects pertaining to that house.
In a parent's chart, the 5th house signifies the child, but Bill is the second child, so we count two houses from the 5th house for each additional child. In this case, the second child would be signified by the 7th house (or descendant) in the parent's chart. The descendant now represent's Bill's ascendant. To determine if death is a possibility, we count eight houses from Bill's ascendant in his Mother's chart2. We find that it is her second house. A simple way of doing this, is adding the number of the descendant: 7 and the 8th house cusp as follows: 7+8=15 minus 1 = 14 minus 12 = the 2nd house of the parent. His Mother has Pisces on the cusp of the 2nd house. Jupiter is a co-ruler of Pisces. Progressed Pluto SQUARES natal Jupiter within one degree. Oh dear! In addition, her natal IC is 19 Taurus, the degree of the eclipse of May 10, 2013 (19:31 Taurus/Scorpio). This eclipse aspected Bill's Sun (14:44 Scorpio). The Sun rules the heart. The effect of an eclipse can occur three months before and even two years after the eclipse. The IC and 4th house rule family and end of life. This looks ominous!
Many times eclipses on the MC/IC axis occur years before in the charts of the children and close family members, denoting family life can be drastically changed.
Bill's Father's chart3 has Neptune in the 2nd house, which is Bill's 8th house. Progressed Jupiter exactly SQUARES natal Neptune. In addition his father's natal IC is 24:26 Libra. It is aspected by the eclipse of 4/15/14 (25:17 Libra).
In the wife's chart4, Bill is signified by her descendant. Her second house is Bill's 8th house. Her progressed ascendant (26:24 Libra) and progressed Venus (spouse) (21:52 Libra) are in the second house. The eclipse aspects both. She might receive money (Venus) from insurance on his death or it might be a spiritual experience or an initiation for Bill. The family considered them as the ideal couple. The progressed South Node of the Moon was in a QUINCUNX aspect (a separation aspect) with natal Pluto. Death could bring separation in the family. There are other aspects involving Pluto, the ruler of the 8th house of death.
In the son's chart5, the father is signified by the Midheaven and 10th house. The son's natal Midheaven is 7:36 Sagittarius. On 11/28/12 the lunar eclipse (6:40 Gemini) aspected the son's IC. Jupiter rules the 10th house. The progressed Sun was in a QUINCUNX aspect with natal Jupiter. The quincunx aspect of 150 degrees connotes a CHANGE, which could be through death or surgery. He could separate from his father. The 8th house cusp from the Midheaven is the 5th house of the son's chart. (10+8=18 minus 1=17 minus 12=5th house. Cancer is on the cusp of the 5th house. The Moon rules Cancer. The natal Moon (22:37 Sagittarius) is in the 10th house. Progressed MC conjoins it at 23:08 Sagittarius. (The date for the progressed aspects is 10/8/2014 at the time of the eclipse at 15:07 Aries.)
n the daughter's chart6 the progressed Midheaven is 7+ Gemini. It was aspected by the lunar eclipse (6:40 Gemini). Progressed Pluto (13:36 Sag.) from the fourth house, opposes natal Saturn (14 Gemini) in the 10th house. (This aspect remains in orb for many years! One of its meanings is a separation from parent!) On 6/4/12 the lunar eclipse was at 14:08 Sagittarius. It activated progressed Pluto OPPOSITION natal Saturn, denoting a possible eighth house connotation. Saturn is co-ruler of her fifth house which is her father's 8th house. This looks ominous.
In Bill's sister's chart7, the 3rd house signifies Bill. The 8th house cusp is her Midheaven. (3+8=11-1=10th house.) Mercury rules siblings. Progressed Mercury (17:43 Gemini) is in a QUINCUNX aspect with natal Midheaven (18:18 Capricorn). She could separate from her brother. Progressed Mercury also is in a SQUARE aspect with natal Mercury (17:01 Pisces).
In my chart8, Bill is my step-grandson. The descendant signifies my husband. His first daughter is the 5th house from the descendant or the 11th house. Her second child is the 7th house from the 11th or the 5th house. The 5th house now represents Bill. The 8th house from the 5th house is my 12th house. 7+5=12-1=11th house. 11+7=18=1=17-12=5th house. 5+8=13-1=12th house. I have natal Saturn (19+ Libra) in the 12th house. Progressed Mars (19+Taurus) was in a QUINCUNX aspect with Saturn. The eclipse was on my progressed Mars. I believe the 8th house effect has been validated.
I considered purchasing insurance in the amount of $2 million, however, since the insurance company required a telephone call from Bill, I could not inform him of my trepidations and beliefs, as I might then contribute to his accident, by perhaps instilling fear in him. Here is what occurred. On Saturday, June 6, 2015 when transiting Saturn (00:36 Sag.) activated his progressed Saturn opposition Mars and progressed ascendant quincunx natal Saturn, his bike was hit by another racer on a mountain road. Bill was badly injured. A helicopter picked him up and brought him to the hospital. He had extensive surgery on his hip and leg. His wife insisted that he give more attention to his frustrated soul. He then began receiving the three FREE pages weekly that I send out online of the Ageless Wisdom Teachings as was known by Pythagoras. Instead of death, the 8th house signified surgery, transformation, and regeneration. He will now begin to meditate. In this life he is developing COURAGE and WILLPOWER. In view of the fact that he has an especially challenging chart, and he still desires to race, I would suggest that he at least, obtain additional death and accident insurance for his family.
Chart data and sources:
1 Bill was born on 11/6/64 at 6:41 PM (PST) in Van Nuys, California; 118W28.2; 34N10.6.
2 Mother was born on 5/26/40 at 11:02 PM (CST) in Minneapolis, MN, 93W18.1; 44N59.8
3 Father was born on 5/18/36 at 10 AM (MST) in Fruita, CO. 108W34; 39N04;
4 Wife was born on 7/8/62 at 10:20 AM (PDT) in Glendale, CA. 118W15.3, 34N09.9
5 Son was born on 8/3/98 at 8:27 PM (PDT) in Panorama City, CA. 118W26, 34N11
6 Daughter was born on 10/13/2001 at 2:55 AM (PDT) in Panorama City, CA. 118W26, 34N11
7 Sister was born on 3/26/62 at 6:58 AM (PST) in Glendale, CA. 118W15.3, 34N09.9
8 I was born on 1/1/23 at 2:00 AM (from Mother) but rectified to 2:03:30 AM (EST) in New York City, N.Y. 73W59.9; 40N45.
(all times are from the birth certificate , except mine)
Chart and photo of Bill and his friends: provided by author
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