If a disease is represented by the same astrology for each individual who experiences it, and it is unique enough, then we can say it has a significator. That is, there is an astrology which represents that disease such that people who have it, barring unknown mitigating factors in behavior or environment, will get the disease.
Such was the case with diabetes (especially Type I), heart disease and thyroid trouble. At least, that appears the case in the papers written and posted on this site, about people whose astrology correlated with those diseases.
I have written a number of papers on health problems. Here are their links ::
Other Papers on Disease
Robin Williams and Parkinsons Remission (?)
Diabetes (18 Cases, Including Some Deaths from the Disease)
Hyper and Hypo Thyroid Function (10 Cases, Including One Set of Twins)
Alzheimer’s Disease (17 Cases)
Alzheimer’s Compared with Parkinsons, Parkinsonism, and Kreuzfedt-Jacob Disease and the Astrology That Mitigates All of Them
Asthma (10 Cases, Including Some Deaths)
Human Growth Hormone (1 Case)
The Astrology of Heart Disease
Death of One Adult Twin from Heart Attack and His Brother Ten Months Later--the Picards
The Silent Twins: June's Death From Heart Trouble (Myocarditis) While Her Sister Lived
Death of Enron CEO Ken Lay of Heart Attack
The Kray Twins: Ron Died of Heart Attack; His Brother Reginald of Cancer
In finding significators for all the conditions above, it was found that the best way to identify them was to start with the astrology of those individuals most seriously affected. In general, the younger an individual is diagnosed (or dies) with a significant disease, the stronger his astrology for same. An 85-year-old man who dies from kidney failure is not going to present as strong an astrology for it as that shown by a 40-year-old man who also dies from it. Nor is the 40-year-old man going to present as strong an astrology as the infant who was born with deformed, non-functional kidneys.
As was the case with heart disease, infants born with serious, life-threatening kidney defects already—at birth—have the significators in place for their condition. Kidney dysfunction in adulthood is the result of starting (at birth), progressed (birth brought up to the present), and current (in the heavens) astrology and often has environmental and behavioral factors.
But in both diseases, astrology of affected infants is the place to start to establish the significator.
Therefore, cases presented in this paper follow the same order as those presented in the heart paper. That is, they are shown in chronological order starting with the youngest to be identified as suffering from kidney disease and progressing by increasing age to the oldest individual who died from kidney malfunction. So age order is ascending. Age of transplant—successful or unsuccessful—is included in that arrangement.
In most, but not all cases, this kind of presentation also shows a descending order of severity of the astrology of kidney disease that helps highlight the condition.
On the Reliability of Significators
The exact significator for kidney disease is discussed below under Planets, Paths, and Charts of the significator. Here is as good a place as any to bring up some of the problems, in general, of significators.
We cannot really know if our established significators are complete, or whole, until we discover instances that suggest something is missing or been added. (Generally such discoveries happen entirely by accident since biographies do not include “should have the disease but doesn’t.”) This is as true of winning the lottery as it is of experiencing kidney failure. Thus, an individual may have the whole significator, but not the condition it represents. This can occur for a number of reasons.
So the reasons a significator can be incomplete or apparently “incorrect” are considerable and always a potent challenge to proper identification of the significator.
Eastern and Western medicine use differential diagnosis—occurrence of differing constellations of symptoms--to select out from other potential diseases the one that is actually happening. This astrology needs exactly the same thing, but it cannot be done without complete biographies and complete medical histories.
Nonetheless, we have enough here to propose at least part of the kidney significator. In this paper we are trying to answer the question, is there an astrology of kidney disease? If there is, is it similar for genetic kidney disease as well as environmentally- and behaviorally-induced kidney failure?
Causes of Kidney Disease
Kidney disease produces a distressingly long list of “causes.” Here are some of them from MedicineNet.com:
Renal causes of kidney failure (damage directly to the kidney itself) include:
Post renal causes of kidney failure (post=after + renal= kidney) are due to factors that affect outflow of the urine. Obstruction of the bladder or the ureters can cause back pressure because the kidneys continue to produce urine, but the obstruction acts like a dam, and urine backs up into the kidneys. When the pressure increases high enough, the kidneys are damaged and shut down:
Chronic renal failure develops over months and years. The most common causes of chronic renal failure are related to:
Less common causes of chronic renal failure include:
Initially, kidney failure may be not produce any symptoms (asymptomatic). As kidney function decreases, the symptoms are related to the inability to regulate water and electrolyte balances, clear waste products from the body, and promote red blood cell production…
…Kidney failure in itself does not cause pain. However, the consequences of kidney failure may cause pain and discomfort in different parts of the body.
…Often, a patient is seen for another medical condition and the diagnosis of kidney failure is a consequence of the patient's disease or injury. In patients with chronic kidney disease due to diabetes, high blood pressure, or another related medical condition; the patient's medical care team most likely monitors kidney function as part of the patient's routine long-term medical care plan.
Correlating Historical Views of the Kidneys with Planets Involved in the Significator
Our kidneys work from well before birth right up to our death. They are faithful workhorses, doing their job for us day and night whether we appreciate them or not. As we have just seen from the list of causes of their dysfunction, however, the kidneys give the impression of being sensitive, even touchy. When they fail, they can do so following either long-term or short-term stress. In fact, the kidneys can quit functioning following mere hours of certain stressors.
What does that suggest about their astrology? To address that question, we want to look at how two very different cultures have viewed the kidneys.
The West once gave more credit to the kidneys than seeing them as just an organ, a mere biological machine within the machine that is the body. Their earlier, larger dimension is portrayed in the Abstract entitled The metaphorical and mythical use of the kidney in antiquity” by Maio G at website The Hebrew View of Kidneys, Abstract:
While the Syrians and the Arabs viewed the liver as the center of life, the kidneys, in contrast, held a primary place of importance in Israel. In Hebrew tradition, they were considered to be [one of] the most important internal organs along with the heart. In the Old Testament most frequently the kidneys are associated with the most inner stirrings of emotional life. But they are also viewed as the seat of the secret thoughts of the human; they are used as an omen metaphor, as a metaphor for moral discernment, for reflection and inspiration. This field of tension in metaphoric usage is resolved under the conception of the kidneys as life center. In the Old Testament the kidneys thus are primarily used as metaphor for the core of the person, for the area of greatest vulnerability. For us today, this metaphorical use of the kidneys has lost its meaning. One reason for its disappearance is certainly the monopoly of causal-analytic rationality in science of today. The kidney has developed from myth to organ, and with this transition a variety of perspectives and ways of looking at knowledge inherent in imaginative thought have been lost. But the metaphor uncovers a deeper level of truth, it represents another form of reconstruction of reality which needs not necessarily be subordinate to the scientific rationality. Today as well, these imaginative ideas can provide an approach to an essential level of reality which may otherwise remain hidden. [italic emphasis mine]
That which we love can certainly be correlated to “the most inner stirrings of our emotional life, to our areas greatest vulnerability.” Injured love can be devastating.
In astrology, such stirrings are correlated with venus, the planet symbolizing love, our core emotional attractions and desires that comprise the bona fide fuel of our lives.
In most astrology venus “rules” Taurus and Libra, night and day rulers, respectively. Certainly those two signs are very different, so it makes sense to wonder, as occurs in modern astrology, if both signs are really “ruled” (that is, intimately associated with) by venus
Taurus is associated with aesthetics, beauty, sensual appreciation, and fine art. It is also, through its 2nd house meaning of “possessions,” associated with acquiring. It is forefront as sun, moon, or mercury in Taurus influencing the 4th house in charts of hoarders.
Libra is concerned with relationships, particularly balance in them. The statement “you and I, we are equal” belongs to Libra. With its natural association with the 7th house of marriage and partnerships, it is the model for partner equality, even if “but different.” So people with strong Libra easily get caught up in the question of fairness, which, if it does not exist can lead to potent resentment.
There are some connection between the two signs. Hoarding, really, is a matter of some aspect of personality having gone wildly out of balance. Aesthetics (Taurus) as well as successful relationships (Libra) are often matters of harmony, which are matters of balance. Often enough, harmony implies balance.
Venus, it turns out, is part of the significator found for kidney disease. It appears the planet standing for the balance that the kidneys maintain in our bodies. A little toxicity can be tolerated, worked with. A lot cannot”
But to represent the failure of balance—kidney failure—another planet has to be involved, one which restricts venus’ normal expression. By itself venus extends, reaches out and connects. It is one of the great binders of humanity, sponsoring the “we function.” Failure, isolation, is not in its aspirational vocabulary. Another planet has to be working with venus to induce it to failure.
The planet which most causes breakdowns, shrinkage, dessication, and stoppage is saturn, the greater malefic, the sponsor of isolation and contraction. It is the major player in death of any kind.
As it turned out, venus and saturn were found to be part of the significator for kidney disease. Their roles are discussed more below, under the heading The Significator for Kidney Disease.
Now we want to consider that other cultural view of the kidneys. Is there a discrete, long-standing non-Western view of the kidneys? There is.
The following quote, too long for this paper, has been greatly reduced from the original. The whole article can be read at The Chinese View of Kidneys from a paper written by Prof. Zou Yanquan, Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing TCM University, National Medical Center of TCM Kidney Disease. Here, with italic emphasis being mine, is the gist of it.
In the above, they are viewed primarily with regard to their role in balance. “Primordial,” however, also has an implication of essential or inner.
So, these two cultural views of the role of the kidneys—vulnerability and balance—can, indeed, be represented by one planet, venus.
Of course the whole of a healthy body is comprised of numerous systems and organs involved in the checks and balances of whole body homeostasis. Here, however, we are only concerned with that regularly achieved through kidney function.
And here, demonstrated by Alan Tsai, is a demonstration of how the Yin/Yang symbol—that icon of eternal rebalancing—came into being:
The Ecliptic is the Sun's apparent path around the Earth. It's tilted relative to the Earth's equator. The value of obliquity of the Ecliptic is around 23 26' 19'' in year 2000.
Before going into further detail about the kidney significator, below is a discussion of the principles about this astrological method, which is quite different from either traditional Western or traditional Eastern methods. Following that is the discussion of the significator.
This method is not traditional. It uses a birth and conception planets and their harmonics and houses, all of which share the same axis. Conception is based on a formula discussed in the following paper: How to Find Conception
This astrology uses the sidereal positions of the planets (Western) and the sidereal (Eastern) zodiacs can be found at Tropical vs. Sidereal Zodiac.
Harmonics are taken from the sidereal position of the planets. The Egyptian harmonic, discussed in the paper “About This Method” (link just below), is used Results over the past 30 years suggest it is the correct harmonic for best and realistic results..
”Lights” include suns, moons, and moons nodes. When mercury rules an Angle, it also acts like a light and has the same orb as the other lights. The MC or Asc also acts like a light, but one with only a 2° orb, because when a set is on an Angle it does not need a light to be active.
This method uses only conjunctions, applying and separating squares, and oppositions. Orbs for static planets with lights is 5°; without lights, about 2.5°. Orb for MC/planet or Asc/planet is 2°. Planets so related to each other are referred to as in the same “set.” A set, then, is two or more planets (or an Angle) connected to each other through conjunction, square, and opposition within the defined orbs. Sets without Angles are more active when they contain a light, and less active without one. Learning to look in terms of “crosses” can be helpful in rapidly finding planets that are in the same set.
Acceptable orb for planets to return Angles is 2°; for progressed Angles, 1° (hopefully less, but these are unrectified charts). It is important that the two not be confused. 2° is an absolutely unacceptable orb for progressed planets to Angles or progressed Angles to planets.
Because this approach uses both a birth and conception chart and they share the same axis, birth houses usually overlap different houses of the conception chart. These are called “house overlaps.” Throughout all papers I use the convention when writing about house overlaps of putting the birth house first, then the conception house. So, for instance, a “5th/1st” overlap refers to an overlap of birth 5th house with conception 1st house in that order.
Birth planets (including their harmonics) rule only birth houses. Conception planets (including their harmonics) rule only conception houses.
For a more thorough explanation of this astrological approach, refer to the following papers:
About This Method
Empirically-Derived Rules for Reading These Charts
In the partial charts shown below, birth planets and their harmonics are inside the circle. Conception planets and their harmonics are outside the circle. Conception sidereal planets are red; conception harmonic ones, black. Birth sidereal planets are blue; birth harmonic ones, green. Occasionally, because of space limitations, I have had to violate this inside/outside arrangement, but the color coding remains constant.
Abbreviations used are b = birth, c = conception, and t = transiting. MC = Midheaven, Asc = Ascendant, and "Angles" is a generic terms for both. Even though the harmonic used for each chart is always two more than the chart’s number, in these papers—for ease of reading—I write the harmonic number the same as the chart number. For example, the 5th chart uses the 7th harmonic, but I have established the convention of writing harmonic planets for the 5th chart as, e.g., c5 mars, which reads, “the harmonic for the 5th chart for conception mars.” Pc3 mars stands for the harmonic for the 3rd chart of its progressed conception mars. T5 pluto represents transiting (at the time of the event) pluto for the 5th chart.
Please note that any planet shown below which is not harmonic—whether there at birth or occurring through progression—occurs in all twelve charts. Harmonic planets occur only in the chart for which they are derived. They are always shown with a number, e.g., b3 sun is the harmonic of the birth sun for the 3rd chart.
The Difference Between “At Birth” and “Progressed” Astrology of a Condition
Individuals who later in life develop any disease, in this instance kidney, also have at least part of the significator in place at birth. With the right, later astrology (and who know what other factors) the kidney conditions develops.
Although still not proven (no way to do so with people NOT having a condition), individuals do not contract kidney disease just because the full significator happens to form (and dissolve) at some point in adult life. For the disease to develop then, suggestions (significator) of it must occur in the birth astrology.
This astrological tendency for our birth charts to (mostly) foreshadow our later diseases (and blessings) I have called “fault astrology”—not the wisest of choices, but it compares such astrology to geological faults which under the right conditions turn into earthquakes. Faults foreshadow diseases.
But faults need ”supporting astrology” in order to create a condition. Supporting astrology occurs through three processes:
Of those three, progressions carry the most weight while returns and transits play a definite, but supporting role.
When current astrology develops a fault into a manifestation, it always involves the same planets and house influences shown in the fault significator. It is not “new” astrology with regard to planets and paths. It involves increases of the influence of the original fault.
Hence, for example, the supporting astrology for infants born with serious heart defects occurs mainly through progressed conception suns and moons (the only progressions possible at birth) which intensify the significators. They do not need more supporting astrology to register heart disease. This is demonstrated in the paper on heart disease, link above.
But for adults first experiencing heart disease, supporting astrology is usually quite pronounced. It is comprised of additional planets and paths (progressions) which are the same as those in the heart significator. Metaphorically, they represents the drop-by-drop buildup of the astrology that changes a condition from potential to actual.
The same is the true of kidney astrology. At the time of the diagnosis of the disease in any one but infants, or at the time of the death of an adult from kidney malfunction, progressions, returns, and transits will astrologically repeat much of the astrology found in the (un-progressed) significator
For kidney disease that means that progressions, returns, and transits will show sun, venus, and saturn forefront in the current astrology, with forefront meaning either on an Angle or lighted and influencing one through a ruler of an Angle. None of these need influence a 6th house (the absolutely necessary house influence in the significator itself) if if one of the rulers of one of the 6th house has come to be on an Angle, which happens either at birth or through progressions. Occurring at birth it suggests the 6th house of health is in some way prominent in that life. Generally speaking, however, these progressed Angle/planets allude often to the three houses in the path of the significator.
The Planets, the Path, and the Charts Showing Kidney Disease
So far we have the following:
Any one of the ten traditional planets may be in the significator for a condition, but only some of them actually represent the condition. The rest of them either are not important, or play an unknown part in how the disease expresses, or extend the path of the significator to a necessary house.
The planets for kidney disease were somewhat a surprise to me. They were because one of them is the lesser benefic, venus. None of the previous significators for a medical condition included a benefic. (The other benefic, the “greater one,” is jupiter.)
Many years ago a friend was diagnosed with kidney disease. By the time I knew about it, he was already receiving dialysis. Later, after I left the area we both lived in, he died of kidney failure in his early fifties. Unfortunately, I no longer have his chart.
Currently, when I first started puzzling over the possible significator of kidney disease, I remembered this friend and his astrology at that time. Then I did not even have a notion of the concept of significator. But now I remembered what stood out in his astrology. His birth sun was in Libra. He had been born with his birth saturn longitudinally several degrees below it. Just as an example, let’s say his b saturn was at 15 Libra while his birth sun was at 20 Libra, with that saturn progressing directly toward his sun. When he started having kidney complications, that progressing saturn was conjunct his b sun and moving very slowly (taking years to move) over it.
It suggested the possibility the planetary part of the significator was one of sun and saturn plus venus, since Libra is ruled by venus. I was already encountering sun/venus/saturn/6th in the charts I was looking at.
And that has turned out to be true.
A significator’s path is a description of all the houses planets in it influence, including Angles.
So a significator path takes the form of “Angle/house/house. When the planets are included, the form is Angle/planet/planet/house/house.
For kidney disease, then, the path is Angle/4th/6th/8th with the 6th being mandatory.
Influence to the 4th, 6th, and 8th houses were important in other serious medical conditions. Roughly, their influences work in the following ways:
I should point out, however, that today even if the 4th is part of the path, it does not necessarily mean the individual must die from that illness. This is true because we have so many improved and life-saving medical procedures. With regard to the heart, surgery for conditions which would earlier have been fatal renders them non-fatal. The same is true for kidney disease. Dialysis greatly extends the life of who even 50 years ago would have died under those conditions. This is even more true for kidney transplants. They are life-extending and constitute, one might say, external or outer anti-significators.
So, the full significator for kidney disease looks like this:
Angle/sun/venus/saturn/4th/6th/8th with the Angle being either actually in the set or influencing through a planet in the set ruling that Angle.
A significator can occur in any of the twelve harmonic charts. That being said, it occurs more frequently in some than in others. It often has a “typical” chart, or several “typical” charts it occurs in. It is often the 6th and 7th charts.
Regardless of the chart the significator falls in, its planets and path always remain the same. So, for example, with the kidney significator, even if it falls in the 4th chart (which can happen when the disease is hereditary through the father), it still refers to the whole significator to matters of health (6th house) in that chart.
Typical charts of significators for the following conditions were:
The above list may seem to some to imply gender preference is a disease. I do not at all believe that. It is just that after guru chart identification—which was the breakthrough case for finding significators could fall in atypical charts--gender preference examples were the second and third to demonstrate the same. And they were the largest of any group, so tallies seemed reasonable.
These results could change. The heart cases are culled from a limited number of examples, so more examples might even out distribution. The gender preference examples, however, involve examples of at least 50 individuals, and appear likely to remain the same.
The occurrence of the kidney significator in different charts for the twenty-three individuals of this study was more spread out than for any other medical condition. They are as follows:
As can be seen, so far here is no chart which preponderantly contains the kidney significator.
About the Astrology of Death as It Occurs in This Method
In the examples below, I have put date of death or successful transplant, when given, in italics in all their attached biographies and shown their astrology for death. That astrology is useful for two reasons:
It is not unusual to find sun on an Angle in many instances of death, including heart. Saturn must be either on an Angle or influencing it and a 4th (and probably 8th) house for death to occur. So those two being on Angles in kidney death would not suggest anything other than death in general.
But kidney deaths showed a frequent occurrence of venus either on an Angle or lighted and influencing one at the time of death. That is unusual in the astrology of other deaths. So forefront sun, venus, and saturn appear to help identify kidney death.
This gets us into some trouble because it is also possible that the venus part of a significator at death simply means being in the loving care of those one loves. Or, combined with Angular jupiter, symbolizes that a famous person has died. Even if out of the public eye for years, death of a once famous individual makes them temporarily famous again. That is frequently shown by progressed and return Angle/venus and Angle/jupiter. How do we know when they symbolize good aspects for a transplant or a famous death?
Right now it looks like starting venus and jupiter on Angles in the same chart as the significator indicates the individual—assuming he was born at a time when dialysis and transplant were feasible—has a good chance of surviving through dialysis and a transplant. Progressions, return, and transits of venus and jupiter with influence to Angles (and 6th houses) can go either way: symbolizing a successful transplant or simply the renewed fame at death.
The way we can tell the difference is by the increased amount of affliction in the significator chart, or in other charts, especially the 6th (health in general) or 7th (the major chart of this method) charts as well as through analysis of sets in these charts at birth which suggest either early death or a strong drag on the individual’s vitality. I have included these latter as part of the analysis for the death or transplant astrology of each subject.
Adding all those influences, they show the negative gaining in ascendancy over the mitigating or positive astrology with the result that the kidneys are overwhelmed and the individual dies. In addition, Angular uranus/6th or uranus/8th or uranus/4th all symbolize a death or health crisis as a scheduled part of that life.
Since I have introduced the astrology of death into my papers, some mention should be made regarding its dependability with this method.
With this method astrology for death works according to the concept of “necessary, but not necessarily sufficient.” That is, a definite, complex astrology is demonstrated <when each of us dies. However, it is also possible for that kind of astrology to occur without it causing death. So, just because it occurs it does not mean death must occur. This is particularly true for sets that are moved through quickly, that is, those that exist for a relatively short period of time.
I call sets (hard and easy) which imply something definite but which do not deliver it, “dumb notes.” When thought about, dumb notes seem not only reasonable, but probable.
For one thing, one has to have correctly evaluated the implications of the beginning astrology of the charts of this method to correctly interpret progressions. Giving an example of an easy set which does not deliver what was expected, involves winning the lottery. If one does not have certain definitely favorable astrology for winning the lottery at birth, then even very good progressions are not going to bring it about.
And even then, it may not happen because we never have access to the favorable astrology of all the participants in that lottery, so we do not know if someone had more favorable astrology both at birth and on the date of the drawing.
For another example, that of one’s own death:
There is a formula, established many years ago, considered solid for finding astrological death. It uses only the tropical birth chart. Since I do not want, really, to know that information, I never looked into it. There are two papers about it on the website established by Ken Gillman for papers published in his journal, Considerations. It is called the Life Span Revolution (LSR) and one of the authors was Ross Harvey. Here is the link: http://www.freeconsiderations.com.
We have reached the point at which we can now consider the examples of kidney disease.
Examples of Kidney Disease
I added several kidney cases after I had almost completed this paper, so the numbering of sets below is a little unusual, but entirely in sequence.
Nota bena that Bright’s disease is a historical classification of kidney diseases that would be described in modern medicine as acute or chronic nephritis.
Note in the astrology for death or diagnosis for all of them the recurrence of sun, venus, and saturn on Angles (or ruling them and lighted) on the date of the event.
Note that the biography does not tell us if the infant lived or died. It also does not tell us if the defect affected both kidneys or only one.
The first chart presented below to show her kidney defect—her 3rd— is presented because it is the most afflicted of her charts and at the same time contains the kidney significator. However, her 7th chart also contains the significator, and that is shown following discussion of her 3rd chart. Unfortunately, since we do not know if she lived or died, we cannot do progressions to see which chart was most active at the time.
Set (1) above shows us node/sun/venus/mars/saturn/neptune/pluto—a large set. C3 sun co-rules (30 of 44°) c 6th house, b venus rules B Asc and co-rules (30 of 52°) b 6th house, b saturn rules B MC, and c neptune rules C Asc. So this set influences three Angles and both 6th houses, making it a powerful health influence whatever the significator means. B mercury, at 9 Capricorn 07, ruler of b 6th house, and conjunct B MC at 8 Capriconr 46, shows us a birth Angle/6th influence.
Set (1), however, does not influence either 4th or 8th houses. She does have an Angle/8th influence already in place through c3 venus, ruler of c 8th house, at 7 Taurus 00 conjunct B Asc at 7 Taurus 30.
Since conception planets start progressing at conception, they can be progressed to birth where they are at birth. This infant’s progressed mercury (starting out at 5 Taurus 39 at conception), ruler of c 4th house, at birth is at 7 Taurus 12, also conjunct her B Asc at 7 Taurus 30. That gives her Angular 4th and 8th influences in a chart with highly afflicted 6ths, and I am assuming she either died at birth or soon thereafter.
A second highly afflicted set in this chart is not shown in the drawing above. It is comprised of the following:
|Set (2)||c3 saturn||15 Aquarius 45||ruler of c 12th house|
|b3 sun||16 Aquarius 05|
|c3 mars||16 Aquarius 43||co-ruler of c 8th house|
|b3 NN||17 Aquarius 05|
Angle/sun/mars/saturn—a so-called “dark malefic because it contains both malefics and is lighted--is always a serious affliction threatening health and well-being (sun). It contains an Angle/sun/saturn/8th influence—at least part of the kidney significator. It functions through her 3rd chartbut strictly speaking is not affecting her thinking (no 3rd house influence, though an Angle progressing through the set would make it a 3rd chart, mind influence. The set instead references her 5th, 8th, 9th, and 11th houses. I did not erect those charts to see if they agreed with this negative set.
Angle/sun/mars/saturn/pluto is also a set suggesting death. With reference to her 9th house it suggests the soul cannot express through the mind, or some sort of conflict between them, hence incarnation was aborted.
In fact she has a golden benefic affecting her 3rd house in this chart comprised of b sun a 3 Aquarius 17, c3 jupiter, ruler of C MC in b 8th house, at 2 Aquarius 38, and c venus, ruler of c 3rd and 8th house, at 1 Taurus 24. It had progressed to 2 Taurus 22 at birth, very close to that jupiter, suggesting joy.
This individual could have been someone whose only remaining karma in this part of the universe—on Earth—was to incarnate in a body, duration not important. Of course, that would not have assuaged the pain of her prospective parents who lost their child.
Or this whole 3rd chart ensemble of sets could mean in an otherwise bright child her kidney malfunction throughout her gestation in utero caused severe damage to her mind. Or the reverse, something in her growing mind led to the severe malformation of her kidneys. We have a lot yet to learn with this method.
The kidney set in her 7th chart looks like this:
|Set (3)||c sun||23 Aries 17||co-ruler (30 of 44°) of c 6th house|
|b7 venus||26 Aries 08||ruler of B Asc and co-ruler (30 of 54°) b 6th house|
|b mercury||22 Cancer 00||ruler of b 6th house|
|c7 saturn||22 Cancer 21|
As can be seen, Set (3) influences one Angle and both 6th houses. But neither 4th nor 8th houses.
Another intriguing set, definitely referring to her mind and her health occurs in this chart. Here it is::
|Set (4)||b7 saturn||7 Capricorn 39||ruler of B MC|
|B MC||8 Capricorn 47|
|b mercury||9 Capricorn 04||ruler of b 3rd and 6th houses|
|c7 pluto||10 Capricorn 13|
|c SN||10 Capricorn 28|
Set (4), like Set (2) in her 1st chart suggests a highly afflicted mind or some brain dysfunction. B MC with just mercury and pluto could have been intense focus, such as occurs in research. But when the saturn was added, the set goes in the direction of Asperger’s syndrome. Here is the link to that paper: Asperger’s Paper .
As can be seen by doing research, each individual’s astrology is not necessarily limited to what produces known significators. Sometimes a set contains a mixture of significators. Therefore, we do not always know what, exactly, a set is going to sponsor. Examples of autism mixed with the astrology retardation, hyperactivity, schizophrenia, and other symptoms can be found in the four papers on autism, links on Home Page.
…At age 52, Anderson was recovering from a near-fatal kidney disease. He had dropped from his prime weight of about 350 pounds to a mere 170 pounds when he entered the University of Minnesota Hospital. Before his kidney transplant in 1983, he had 300 kidney stones removed, one the size of a walnut. Still suffering from vertigo caused by one of the medications he took following surgery, he had regained some of his weight and was back to about 240 pounds. The vertigo, slowly fading away, confined him to chairs and to his golf cart.
In 1984, Anderson resided with his wife, Glenda, and their daughter, Paula, 16, in a beautiful white antebellum-style home near the dormitories for the youth home.
Anderson died August 15, 1994 in Vidalia, Georgia, at age 61. (Age 61, complications from a kidney transplant.)
At PaulAndersonPark.com website we found truly valuable biographical information: Just a short walk from here, down East Tugalo Street is the birthplace of Paul Edward Anderson. On October 17, 1932, Paul was born at home and was welcomed by his parents Robert and Ethel Anderson and sister, Dorothy. Throughout his youth, Paul frequented these very grounds on his daily journeys to school and during neighborhood adventures with friends.
Paul’s life was threatened at age 5 when he became ill with Bright’s Disease, a kidney ailment. The doctors gave little hope of recovery but family and friends united in prayer for Paul. He triumphantly survived but was plagued with kidney problems for the remainder of his life…
In the early 1980’s, Paul’s kidneys, which had been seriously damaged by his childhood bout with Bright’s disease, failed him. His sister, Dorothy Anderson Johnson, selflessly gave him one of her kidneys in 1983[ [age 50 or 51]. This priceless gift gave the entire Anderson family many more years to share together with their beloved Paul.
Paul often told a story about how a great racecar driver once won a race even while driving a slightly broken down automobile. Paul would relate that it was not the vehicle, which won the race; it was the driver inside that mattered. Paul demonstrated this in the wee hours of the morning at the Olympic Games and each and everyday of his life. Paul Anderson showed that his true strength was not his physical strength but his true spiritual strength, which was found in Jesus Christ.<[/p>
Paul Anderson celebrated his Home going on August 15, 1994. “My life is being given as an offering to God, and the time has come for me to leave this life. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:6-7
This second instance of biographical data tells us Anderson’s first serious kidney problem occurred at the early age of 5 years. It tells us he had a successful transplant around age 50 which allowed him to live another eleven years. And finally, it gives us the important biographical detail that Anderson was a lifelong i>practicing Christian, an ardent one, which makes sense of our finding his 9th chart his center-of-gravity chart (COG) where his kidney disease is found. This stood out for me because knowing nothing at all about him except his interest in body building, I expected to find his COG was his 1st (where the astrology of weight lifting is usually found), but it was his 9th. Not having that second biographical material, his 9th chart was the last one I looked in to find his kidney significiator. And it was the only chart which contained one.
Anderson had a successful transplant around age 50-51. Along with his astrology for kidney disease, his astrology promoting a successful transplant is shown. Since, however, no definite date of transplant is given, we can only look at implications of the chart and progressions for the year. Important progressions, transits, and the return for the actual date of the transplant cannot be included. They also play an essential part in the total astrology for the transplant.
First, let’s look at his “kidney significator,” Set (4b), shown above. It includes Angle/venus/mars/saturn/neptune. B9 saturn co-rules (18 of 33°) b 4th house, c9 mars rules C Asc and c 6th house, b9 neptune co-rules (14 of 26°) b 6th house, and b mars rules b 8th house. So this set includes influence to an Angle plus 4th, 6th, and 8th houses. It does not include a light, namely here, a necessary sun. I will show that in a minute.
The inclusion of mars and neptune directly in the set sponsors inflammation, something to be expected when a kidney problem with resulting damage occurs in a child—here at age 5.
Not in the drawing is b sun at 0 Libra 02. It would have been interesting had its progressions over b9 saturn at 19 Libra 26--influential for at least 6 months--been the initiator of his kidney problem. But that occurred when Anderson was 19 years old, a time when we have no biographical information on him. Was damage done there? So, if Set (4b) is the actual significator, we have to find some other solar influence for or plus that set. As it turned out, there were several precipitating factors.
Since we only have “age 5,” we will look at the major ones for when Anderson was age 4.5, age 5, and age 5.5—April 17, 1937, October 17, 1937, and April 13, 1938 respectively.
Also playing a part at age 4.5 (4-17-1937) was pc9 mars (moving ca. 43’/month) entering the following set:
|Set (4d)||c9 saturn||5 Virgo 11|
|c9 mercury||5 Virgo 41||ruler of c 8th house|
|c SN||5 Virgo 46|
|pc9 mars||5 Virgo 14||ruler of C Asc and c 6th house|
|t saturn||5 Pisces 13|
Until mars (aggression against vulnerability, saturn) entered Set (4d) its main significance was that it was in Virgo (health) conjunct a SN (past or habitual consciousness) with saturn (deficiency)—likely to express as a health problem in this lifetime) with saturn. This progressed c9 mars gave the set both Angular and 6th house influence right at the same time his kidney significator was acquiring its necessary solar influence.
Transiting saturn also likely played an important role in either the diagnoses or poor health following diagnosis when Anderson was age 5.5 (that is, still “age 5”). At that time It was moving around 13-14 Pisces and negatively affecting both B MC and B Asc.
There are two unnumbered sets above which underscore the general beneficence of this chart for Anderson and make sense of its being his center-of-gravity chart. They are:
These show that Anderson has venus and jupiter on Angles. Summed, they give him a 9th chart Angular golden benefic, the same chart that just happened to contain his kidney significator. Given that it occurred in so benefic a chart, it suggested he was far more likely to have a successful transplant—when and if he did, which he did. With such an active spiritual foundation, it also helped him come to terms, without self-pity or bitterness, with his disease.
In December, 1887 [age 11 going on 12], he discovered astrology in the library. Within the year he had mastered horary, primary directions, medical and revolutionary secondaries and astrometeorology, corresponding with other international astrologers.
In July, 1890, he caught cold in the rain, and died of Bright's Disease 10/09/1890 [age 14]; 4:50 PM EST, Malden, MA.
The above biographical material does not imply Dorman’s 9th chart must be his center-of-gravity chart (his bright, inquisitive mind implies more the 3rd chart). But his being a young, “brilliant interpreter” (language skills are often correlated with Sagittarius and the 9th house) and his international correspondence with other astrologers as a young teen does. And that, his 9th chart, was where I found his kidney significator.
Set (5) shows us sun/moon/mercury/venus/jupiter/2saturn, with c9 sun ruling C Asc, b9 moon ruling B MC, and c9 venus ruling C MC in b 8th house. C saturn rules c 6th, while b saturn rules b 4th house. The jupiter might have helped retard the problem but it was on the high end of the set. The significator is complete.
On the date of his death, October 9, 1890, pb9 moon, ruler of B MC, at 1 Scorpio 09, had entered the set giving it a second influence to B MC and adding a light. It shows the set being stimulated, but is not enough “new” kidney astrology to cause his death.
On that date he had also formed a completely new significator set comprised of the following:
|Set (6)||b venus||6 Aquarius 30||co-ruler (26 of 32°) b 8th house|
|pb mercury||7 Aquarius 08||ruler of B Asc and a light|
|pb9 sun||7 Taurus 13|
|c saturn||6 Leo 54||ruler of c 6th house|
|pb jupiter||6 Scorpio 23|
There was no 4th influence in this new set. This set also contains a venus/jupiter with Angle and 6th influence. I would think they would mitigate against kidney failure.
Dorman has apparently significant astrology at the time which occurred through his 6th (health in general) and 7th (everything) charts.
In his 6th chart Dorman had b6 uranus at 25 Pisces 20 conjunct c NN at 24 Pices 29 in 6th/8th houses. It suggests a sudden (uranus) precipitous (uranus) unforeseen and difficult (Pisces) health (6th) transformation (8th) that was right for his life (NN). On the date of his death at age 14 (at 4:50 pm LMT) transiting sun was at 23 Virgo 20. His c sun is at 27 Pisces 31. The middle point between these two values is 25 Virgo/Pisces 25, closely opposite that uranus and lighting it. With his B Asc at 26 Virgo 43 and progressed b6 mercury (a ruler and also a light) at 27 Gemini 05, his uranus in Pisces is effectively on B Asc and still in c 8th house suggesting his sudden (uranus) unforeseen (Pisces) death (8th).
The 7th chart is the main chart of this method both because it is used to find conception, and because works with our major identity which occurs through our relations with others. In his 7th chart, Dorman had pc saturn, ruler of c 6th house (coming from 5 Aquarius 39 at birth) at 15 Aquarius 51 made Angular by C Asc at 15 Leo 15. This Angle/saturn/6th set was a major negative influence on his health and vitality.
…Harlow was the daughter of a dentist and a domineering housewife mother. Mom divorced the dentist when Harlow was two and remarried a man of uncertain profession who was reputed to be a gangster type. Daughter Jean, whose nickname throughout her life was "the Baby," was placed in boarding schools…
On 7/02/1932 Harlow made a second marriage to MGM executive Paul Bern who kept a full-time mistress…The Bern-Harlow marriage was catastrophic. Two months later, it became obvious that Bern was unable to perform sexually without a dildo, much to the hysterical laughter of his new bride who, having no part of it, flushed it down the toilet.Bern then proceeded to beat Harlow with a cane until she was unconscious; her injuries included damaged kidneys, yet the full extent of internal damage was never medically diagnosed.
.A distraught Harlow turned to promiscuity, claiming she wanted to experience normal sex and also to have a baby…and she eventually found out she could not have children.
A third marriage, to cameraman Hall Rossen in 1933, lasted eight months. The reasons for divorce were never clear, it was speculated that Harlow’s domineering and insanely jealous mother played a role…Harlow’s health began to deteriorate. In December 1935, she collapsed on the set of "Wife vs. Secretary," allegedly due to fatigue and overwork. Her mother, now a Christian Scientist, took "the Baby" in for a few days to rest, but Harlow’s physical condition was more serious than anyone knew and any medical help was flatly refused by her fanatical and manipulative mom.
…while filming "Saratoga," on 5/29/1937 she collapsed in Clark Gable’s arms. Despite pleas for an ambulance, she was driven to her mother’s house again to rest for a few days.
…"She is not sick." Mom shouted at Powell and the others. "She’s just pretending to make a fool of me. She won’t admit what I’ve done for her." Within days Harlow’s situation was desperate. Powell took the matter into his own hands and contacted Louis B. Mayer, the one person Mom truly feared and that same day, 6/6/1937, Mayer ordered an ambulance to the house. When Harlow arrived at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, she was too weak to undergo surgery, and died hours later.
En.wikipedia.org gives the following information: Jean suffered from scarlet fever at the age 15 in 1926. This may have contributed to her untimely death from kidney disease on June 7, 1937, at the age of 26.
I did not find an Angle/sun/venus/saturn/6th influence in any of Harlow’s harmonic charts. It can be put together by summing two sets in this, her 7th chart.
Set (7) shows us sun conjunct venus in b 6th house. It has no Angular influence except that her return (5/24/37, Los Angeles) for her death has return MC at 18 Taurus 39, giving her an Angle/sun/venus/6th.
Set (8) contains only c7 saturn at 6 Libra 16 (a sign of venus) in a close set with C MC at 7 Capricorn 24. And it is in c 6th house. Note that c saturn, ruler of C MC in b 4th house, at 7 Aries 22 is also in the set which shows Angle/saturn/(venus)4th/6th influence.
On June 6, 1937, the date of her death, pc mars, ruler of C Asc and c 8th house, at 7 Cancer 21, had entered Set (8), giving the whole set influence to an Angle, 4th, 6th, and 8th houses with saturn in Libra/6th. There was no sun in this set. Return saturn was at 8 Pisces 57 affecting her B MC at 7 Gemini 32 and h her B Asc at 7 Virgo 25. This set was enough to cause her death even if she died from causes other than kidney. As a long-term Angle/mars/saturn/4th set it put great stress on any of her physical deficiencies.
With c saturn ruling C MC in b 4th house in such a close set with C MC, her life—as her biography showed—was under duress from birth (regardless if caused by her mother but the set suggests she helped), giving her a saturn/4th/10th influence, the same astrology that effected president John F. Kennedy’s death in his early 40s.
We will look at both his significators—for heart attack and for kidney disease, the latter first.
Set (9) includes sun/venus/mars/saturn, suggesting an individual whose health is under attack (sun/mars/saturn) beside the kidney influence (sun/venus/saturn). B1 sun rules B MC and b1 mars rules B Asc in c 4th house and b 6th house. The sets lacks an 8th influence. On the date of his death, November 13, 1993, pb1 mercury, ruler of b 8th house, was at 23 Cancer 41R, having entered the set and giving it an 8th influence.
Also on his date of death, pc venus, ruler of c 4th house, at 11 Libra 21, was in the same set with pc saturn, co-ruler (12 of 31°) of c 6th house, and C As at 11 Cancer 32—a new Angle/venus/saturn.
Set (10) shown above contains B Asc in the same set with c1 mars and b1 neptune. It has no 6th influence, but influences c and b 4th houses (neptune co-rules b 4th house). Perhaps its 5th influence (neptune rules b 5th house) implies inflammation through sexual matters. On 11/13/93, the date of his death, pc1 NN, a light, at 6 Aquarius 41 had entered the set and made it more potent. Had it had 6th influence, this chart would also have shown his death from heart attack.
35986’s astrology (by timing as well as significator) for his heart attack occurred in his 7th chart. The link to the paper on Heart Disease is at the top of this page. :
Set (11) above, containing 2sun/moon/mars/saturn shows his heart significator. B7 sun rules B MC, b7 mars rules b 6th house and B Asc in c 4th house. C saturn co-rules (12 of 31°) c 6th house. C saturn is direct and somewhat far from the sun (almost 2°), but there are two suns in this set. Return sun was at 7 Libra 29, with, of course (for this 7th chart), its harmonic at 7 Aries 21 (because all of the harmonic suns for every return for this chart are at 7 Aries 21).
He had a progressed Angle/sun (pB Asc at 4 Sagittarius 51 and pb sun at 4 Gemini 24), a progressed Angle/saturn (pc saturn at 12 Libra 02 just finishing off influencing C Asc at 11 Cancer 32, and progressed Angle/mars (pc mars, ruler of C MC, at 13 Sagittarius 39 with pc7 moon, ruler of C Asc, at 13 Virgo 37).
For both charts he had progressed c uranus (coming from 0 Cancer 24 at conception), ruler of c 8th house, at 2 Cancer 27 close in the set with C MC at 2 Aries 28. This is his only and major 8th influence, but it is Angular, so influencing every aspect of his current astrology.
Born in San Francisco, London was the natural son of Irish astrologer William Chaney and spiritualist Flora Wellman. After Chaney disappeared from her life, Flora married John London, a migrant worker and widower with two small daughters, one of whom looked after young Jack's upbringing...
London had been ailing from a variety of problems prior to his early death. He was lame, had pyorrhea, a rectal ulcer, skin problems that were either pellagra or psoriasis, and a kidney disease that may have contributed to his death. In addition, he was an alcoholic, and had unusual dietary habits, including raw fish, and raw-meat sandwiches.
On the morning of 22 November 1916, London's valet found him comatose. It was evident that he had taken a lethal dose of morphine, but whether or not the intent was suicide is a debated conclusion. He was treated for morphine poisoning, but died without recovering consciousness at 7:45 PM, 22 November 1916 at Glen Ellen, Calif.
Set (14) is London’s potential kidney set, but it is weak. The two c saturns in it are on the high end of the set, so weaker in it. But on his date of death, November 22, 1916, they had picked up two progressing suns—pc sun at 29 Aries 41 and pc4 sun at 28 Aries 05. And Set (14) starts out with two lights (sun and moon) and an Angle (B MC with its lesser 2° orb).
Progressed b saturn (starting at 1 Aquarius 22 at birth) was at 6 Aquarius 10 conjunct c venus at 6 Aquarius 36, just passing out of a set with C Asc at 5 Scorpio 42. This is a potential Angle/venus/saturn without reference to a 6th house.
Pb4 saturn, at 7 Sagittarius 03, was in the same set with pB MC at 7 Pisces 44, pC Asc at 7 Sagittarius 31, and pb4 NN at 7 Gemini 21—a double Angle/node/saturn.
At 7:45 p.m. PST, his hour of death:
Again, his 7th chart contained some significant sets adding to his distress:
Set (17) above includes node/sun/venus/2saturn. B12 saturn co-rules (27 of 34°) b 4th house and c12 venus rules c 8th. This set does not have Angular or 6th influence!
Before we look further into the set, there are two important facts in Gris’ astrology which need to be pointed out.
That progressing b uranus is moving away from the Ascendant, and b saturn, progressing forward, has already passed over B MC, but both are close enough to their Angles to represent a strong life-long influence. Unless his charts are all highly benefic, they represent astrologically the expression, born “with one foot in the grave.
Conception saturn, starting out at 16 Gemini 15, is heading toward B MC. It rules c 12th house, so is not one of the path houses), but when it conjuncts B MC it will represent a new Angle/saturn which will depress every aspect of his existence. With his 6th ruler, uranus, already forefront, it will likely adversely affect his health.
We want to find out if, and how, Set (17) acquired 6th and Angular influence. Here is how the set looked on the date of his death, May 11, 1927. I have bolded the progressions:
|Set (17a)||pb12 uranus||13 Leo 54R||ruler of b 6th house|
|pb moon||14 Leo 50|
|b12 saturn||14 Taurus 13||co-ruler (27 of 34°) of b 4th house|
|b12 sun||15 Taurus 36|
|pC Asc||16 Taurus 04|
|pC-Loc Asc||15 Taurus 45|
|c12 venus||17 Scorpio 11||ruler of c 8th house|
|pc SN||14 Aquarius 39|
|c SN||17 Aquarius 36|
|c saturn||17 Aquarius 35|
The extra lights and new Angles in this set helped strengthen it. Gris’ birth time was given as 7:00 p.m, so we cannot really be confident any of his Angles are correct to the minute, but all of them, including his astrology for death, make sense as a kidney significator, especially since they are supported in kind by progressed c saturn at 21 Gemini 31 conjunct his B MC at 21 Gemini 32. It picks up an 8th influence through pc12 venus, 8th ruler,at 21 Virgo 36. Since it is in Virgo, it also represents a 6th influence.
The average of all the lights (not including Angles) above is 15° Fixed 30’.
We could drop the last two figures out of the set and still have the significator. That would leave only c12 venus as looking like it is too high and we could also drop that out because of the progressed Angle/venus/saturn/6th/8thfrom that progressed c saturn, discussed above.
On the date of his death Gris also had pB Asc at 16 Libra 54 in the same set with pb mars, 8th ruler, at 17 Aries 09.
The progression of Gris’ b uranus (6th ruler) and his c NN for the years preceding his death started influencing Set (17) well before his death. This is what they looked like:
|DATE||PB12 URANUS||PC NN|
|5-11-1920||17 Leo 24R||14 Leo 37|
|5-11-1921||16 Leo 53R||14 Leo 35|
|5-11-1922||16 Leo 22R||14 Leo 35|
|5-11-1923||15 Leo 51R||14 Leo 35|
|5-11-1924||15 Leo 21R||14 Leo 37|
|5-11-1925||14 Leo 52R||14 Leo 38|
|5-11-1926||14 Leo 23R||14 Leo 39|
|5-11-1927 (death)||13 Leo 54R||14 Leo 39|
So his 6th ruler, progressing b12 uranus, had been influencing Gris’ kidney significator for years before his death. It was just beginning to move out of the set when he died.
His 7th chart showed:
As a teenager, she got heavily involved in the drug scene…
The last few years of her life were focused on her struggle to have her father’s body moved to a family plot...
Her life was a troubled one, marked with periods of self-destructive behavior, and her promising literary career was cut short by the onset of kidney disease. She underwent dialysis for the five years preceding her death. On 6/04/1996, she had her spleen removed, and she died the following day, 6/05/1996, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Kerouac actually has a stronger (that is, full) kidney significator in her 4th chart, but the one above, in her 12th chart, works better for when she started dialysis and when she died.
Set (18) is comprised of sun/venus/mars/saturn. B12 sun rules B MC, c saturn co-rules (22 of 34°) c 4th house, and c12 mars rules c 8th house. This set lacks the all-important 6th influence.
However, note Set (19), showing a wide (3° 11’ between sun and mars) sun/mars/saturn, with the mars conjunct saturn in Libra and with b mars ruling b 6th house. This is the set that is in play both for her starting dialysis and her death. Here is how:
At the same time (6-5-1991):
On 6-5-1996, the date of her death, her astrology showed:
A new Angle/mars was comprised of pc12 mars, ruler of c 8th house, at 28 Taurus 38, in the same set with pB Asc at 28 Scorpio 13.
With b uranus, ruler of b 4th house, at 16 Gemini 14R in b 8th house was in the same set with C Asc at 16 Virgo 19, that is, Angular, Kerouac started life with the astrological suggestion that she could die young. On the date of her death her pb sun, ruler of B MC, was at 16 Pisces 41, lighting the Angle/uranus/8th.
…George seems to have a talent for turning lemons into lemonade, considering the sad childhood he had to endure. In his autobiography “Why You Crying?: My long, hard look at Life, Love and Laughter”(published May 2004), Lopez recounts his childhood ordeals. Born an only child to an impoverished Roman Catholic family in the San Fernando Valley Mission Hills area, his father was a California migrant worker who abandoned the family when he was 2 months old, never to be seen again. He was told his father was dead… His mother…[when he was 10] took off with another man and left George to be reared by his maternal grandparents…Lopez describes his grandmother as emotionally distant, abusive, a bully and describes his childhood years in general as “angry, alone, teased and tormented”…
George is married to Cuban-American producer Ana Serrano from September 18, 1993 to the present. They have a daughter, Pedra Marie Lopez, born in 1995. George suffers from a genetic kidney deterioration condition and on April 25, 2005 underwent a successful kidney transplant using a kidney donated by his wife. Lopez admits to bouts of depression and alcohol abuse until the birth of his daughter and credits his wife for saving him from himself and saving the marriage. Both he and his wife became spokespeople for the National Kidney Foundation [and does charitable work] including his own charity called “The George & Ann Lopez-Richie Alarcon CARE Foundation”… In August 2005, Time Magazine recognized George as one of “The 25 Most Influential Hispanics in The World.”
Biographical information informed us of Lopez’ genetic condition, so the 4th chart is a good place for his significator to occur. (However, we do not know whether it was through his mother or his father that he inherited the condition,)
Set (20) contains sun/venus/mars/saturn. B4 sun co-rules (30 of 38°) b 6th house. B4 venus rules b 8th house, c saturn co-rules (17 of 30°) c 6th house, and c4 mars co-rules (14 of 34°) c 4th house and rules C MC. The significator is complete.
Return 4 sun (4-23-2005, Los Angeles) was in the set at 23 Sagittarius 18. (If this were the 7th chart, return sun would have to be in the same place as the b harmonic sun, but in this chart return sun could have been 8 other places had he had his transplant at some other time of the year.)
This chart appears to be his center-of-gravity chart for other reasons than just that it contains his genetic kidney significator. Note that he has:
C venus is too far from his C MC to be in a set with it, but his b sun brings it into orb. This set shows Lopez Angular golden benefic in his 4th chart with reference to his creativity (5th house), his resounding career success (Angle/light/venus/jupiter) and the likelihood he would remain successful until his death (c venus rules c 4th house.)
The fact that he has an Angular golden benefic in the same chart with his kidney significator suggests—from the outset—a good outcome for many aspects of his life, including his kidney transplant.
On the date of his transplant, 4-25-2005, the following planets joined the set above:
Not enough to cancel his good fortune, return 4 saturn was at 9 Aries 16.
Here are some of his other pertinent progressions for his transplant:
Normally this set would suggest a bad ending, but he has two truly benefic sets by timing for the transplant, so they hold sway in the outcome. In that case, the dark malefic is really just a set showing a difficult time—not surprising for kidney transplant surgery.
The non-harmonic part, that is, all-charts, set involving his C MC is more interesting than it appears to be. Here it is again:
Looking at it, one sees jupiter and saturn in the same set with C MC/sun with wide orbs. However, both jupiter and saturn are going to turn retrograde, with jupiter moving toward C MC and saturn moving away from it. Moreover, the midpoint stays very much connected to that MC/sun. Here are the values:
|AGE||PB SATURN||PB JUPITER||THEIR MIDPOINT|
|17||5 Capricorn 40 SR||12 Capricorn 36||8 Capricorn 08|
|33||5 Capricorn 26 R||12 Capricorn 58 SR||9 Capricorn 11|
|44 (transplant)||5 Capricorn 03 R||12 Capricorn 45 R||8 Capricorn 54|
Their midpoint stays very close to C MC/sun. His 10th chart also has a light there, c10 moon, ruler of C Asc, at 9 Aries 02.
Jupiter/saturn is an excellent combination for stable growth, particularly when the saturn precedes the jupiter because hard times and hard work (saturn) are followed each time by success. Understandably, it fosters self-confidence. (As a midpoint they combine those qualities and sponsor much the same thing).
Lopez’ 7th chart for his transplant was not particularly interesting except that it had a large number of sets with nodes.
In an attempt to make a comeback, Conigliaro signed a contract in March 5, 1975 with Pawtucket in the International League. He briefly appeared again with the Boston Red Sox on April 8, 1975, but is forced to retire because damage to the eyes has become permanent. On January 3, 1982, while being driven to interview for a broadcasting position, he suffered a heart attack in the car driven by his brother Billy. Conigliaro lapsed into a coma, remaining hospitalized until Mar 3, 1982 and requiring care for the rest of his short life. On February 24, 1990, Conigliaro died of pneumonia and kidney failure at the age of 45.
The Tony Conigliaro Award is given annually in baseball to the player who best overcomes an obstacle and continues to thrive through the adversity. Conigliaro's High School, St Mary's in Lynn MA, recently renovated the campus and named the new gymnasium the Tony Conigliaro Gymnasium. Fenway Park, Boston, features a new bleachers section called Conigliaro's Corner in his honor...
Tony Conigliaro, Male, Died Pneumonia and Kidney Failure, Age 45
Please note: I found an error in Conigliaro’s astrology after my scanner broke. Until I get the next one, his corrected astrology is presented below in written form only. We want to look at his astrology for his heart attack and his death from pneumonia and kidney failure.
His Angles are:B MC at 27 Aries 39
House cusps are:Placidus: c11—7Lib, c12—29Lib, c2—22Sag, c3—2Aqu b11—3Gem, b12—6Can, b2—27Leo, b3—24Vir
Conigliaro had a kidney set—Angle/sun/venus/saturn/4th/6th/8th in his 6th chart of health and service. It is somewhat wide (2° 52’) but since it contains three lights is acceptable. This is what it looks like:
|b6 sun||7 Cancer 23||ruler of B Asc|
|b6 venus||8 Cancer 41||ruler of b 4th house|
|c NN||10 Cancer 36|
|pc NN||5 Cancer 58||for date of death|
|c6 mercury||11 Cancer 09||ruler of C MC and a light|
|c6 venus||7 Libra 25||co-ruler (18 of 19°) of c 6th house|
|b6 neptune||9 Aries 45||co-ruler (24 of 27°) of b 8th house|
|b6 saturn||10 Aries 15R||ruler of b 6th house|
The above set influences two Angles, 4th, 6th, and 8th houses. The sun is 2° 42’ minutes from the saturn. It was at 19 Pisces 57R on the date of his death, so it had passed through this set, closer to the sun and venus, years before.
But that is not what bothers me about this set. On the day of his death, February 24, 1990, his progressions were not as strong as they could be. And he had a progressed conjunction of venus and jupiter. Fitting into the above set, he had pb6 jupiter at 8 Capricorn 03 and pc6 venus at 8 Capricorn 48, falling in b 6th house. Since it influences two Angles, I don’t think this set was responsible for his kidney failure in spite of the fact it is a kidney set..
Instead, the set that appears to have functioned in that manner--in his 12th chart--started out not even being a full kidney significator because it lacked venus! This is what it looked like at birth:
|b sun||23 Sagittarius 25||ruler of B Asc|
|b SN||24 Sagittarius 28|
|b12 saturn||25 Sagittarius 26||ruler of b 6th house|
|c mercury||23 Pisces 54||ruler of C MC and a light|
|b12 neptune||24 Gemini 34R||co-ruler (24 of 27°) of b 8th house|
|c12 mars||23 Virgo 11||ruler of c 6th house and C Asc in b 4th house|
The above set influences three Angles and 4th, 6th, and 8th houses. It also contains a sun/mars/saturn, which because of the 6th influence threatens his health.
His 1st chart, discussed below in relation to his heart attack, also contains an Angular sun/mars/saturn—this one worse because it is actually right on C MC. Together, they indicate that Conigliaro was working against a rather steep gradient with regard to achieving optimum health.
Therefore, they also imply that the kidney failure that was part of his cause of death followed from other, stressful and long-term physical problems. Under those conditions, I don’t believe his kidney death required a full significator at birth. It would have been sufficient if it were functional for only several years, perhaps even less.
On the date of his death, the set above did contain venus. Progressed b venus, ruler of b 4th house, was at 24 Pisces 29. The table below shows its movement every six months in the two years preceding his death:
|DATE||PB VENUS||PB NN|
|8-24-1988||23 Pisces 14||23 Gemini 38|
|2-24-1989||23 Pisces 40||23 Gemini 39|
|8-24-1989||24 Pisces 04||23 Gemini 40|
|2-24-1990 (death)||24 Pisces 29||23 Gemini 40|
|8-24-1990||24 Pisces 54|
Note that progressing b NN is essentially a constant which stays in the set. Considering the two lights (sun and mercury) in this set, we can state that the progressing venus entered the set about ½ degree before its conjunction to the sun. It was moving about 24’ per six months, so it entered the sun/mars/saturn set sometime between 2-24-1988 and 8-24-1988, around two years before he died. It was still in it when he died. That, I believe, was long enough for this set to have been the one that sponsored his kidney failure.
In this same chart, his 12th, on the date his death from pneumonia and kidney failure, February 24, 1990, Conigliaro had the following sets:
He has no Angle/jupiter sets to help mitigate against the above astrological adversities.
The chart that shows Conigliaro’s heart attack, though not his death, is his 1st chart of early childhood, its identity, and some of the somatic consequences of same. This chart also shows allergies and asthma. The following Angular set is highly toxic, indicating inflammation (Angle/mars/neptune/6th) along with the possibility of heart disease (Angle/sun/mars/saturn/6th). It also suggests health problems in childhood::
|b1 saturn||7 Virgo 36R||ruler of b 6th house|
|C MC||8 Virgo 32|
|c neptune/td>||8 Virgo 42||ruler of c 4th house|
|c1 pluto||7 Sagittarius 39|
|b mars||7 Sagittarius 43||ruler of B MC and co-ruler of b 4th and 9th houses|
|c1 sun||10 Sagittarius 16||ruler of c 9th house|
|b1 neptune||7 Gemini 25||co-ruler (24 of 27°) of b 8th house|
The above set influences two Angles, 4th, 6th, and 8th houses and contains sun/mars/saturn/neptune. It suggests his heart attack (sun/mars/saturn) was the result of an inflammatory (mars/neptune) condition.
Unfortunately, his biography does not tell us what his “multiple injuries” were. I do not believe this set has anything to do with his eye problem, but I am not sure. The 9th house in an Angular set with mars such as this, and particularly with mars and saturn, suggests injuries due to falls (9th—high places).
On the date of his heart attack, January 3, 1982, he had the following pertinent progressions in this (his 1st) chart:
pb1 sun at 3 Leo 00 is close enough to be considered “on” B Asc at 4 Leo 20. This also includes return pluto at 4 Leo 06.
As can be seen, for his heart attack Conigliaro has new Angle/mars (several!) and an Angle/sun plus many sun/saturn sets and one sun/mars/saturn. These are all planets in the significator for heart disease.
But a case can also be made for his heart significator being in his 12th chart.
…He was a bright youngster, reading when he was three and writing by the time he was six and seven. He was entranced by Greek mythology at six, reading Bulfinch’s Fables and a children’s edition of Ulysses. He discovered weird fiction by the time he was seven, when he was already writing his own stories. Granddad had an additional influence, telling the child Gothic bedtime stories.
Howard tended to be a sickly child, missing school and not inclined to boyish sports or explorations. His adventures were in his mind through reading and then chemistry and astronomy. Nonetheless, he made enduring friendships while in high school. He began writing columns and articles for the local papers while he was in his teens.
…Prior to high school graduation, he suffered a nervous breakdown which not only prevented him from continuing his education, but shamed him. From 1908 to 1913, Howard was a virtual hermit, doing little outside of astronomical studies and writing poetry. When he should have been focused on his growth as a young virile male, he was thrown more deeply into a pathological love-hate relationship with his mother.
…In 1919 Lovecraft’s mom deteriorated to where she was admitted to the same mental hospital where her husband had died, and she too died there on 5/24/1921.
Still in mourning, Lovecraft kept a scheduled trip to a convention on 7/04/1921, where he met Sonia Green, a Russian Jew seven years his senior. They married on 3/03/1924… They divorced in 1929.
…The two beloved aunts of his childhood died in 1932 and 1933, and he was left further saddened by the suicide of a close correspondent in 1936. By then, he himself was being consumed by cancer of the intestines. He entered the hospital on 3/10/1937 where he died five days later.
It is worth noting that the two biographies I looked at of Lovecraft other than Astrodatabank do not mention his Bright’s disease, stating only that he had cancer of the intestine when he died. The fact that he was a “sickly child” includes the possibility that he suffered from Bright’s disease as Astrodatabank stated in its notes below its bio. We will see if his progressions for death tend to confirm or deny it.
Again with regard to center-of-gravity charts, while Lovecraft’s early and exclusive interest in reading, writing and science do not imply his 3rd (or 9th) chart is his COG, they make sense that it could have been and that his kidney significator was found in that chart.
Set (25) shows us C MC conjunct sun/venus/saturn/2uranus in Libra. C3 sun co-rules (29 of 41°) c 8th house. B3 saturn co-rules (26 of 29°) b 4th house. B3 uranus rules b 6th house. And, of course, the planets are already on an Angle.
On the date of Lovecraft’s death, March 15, 1937, Set (25) was joined by pc3 sun, 8th co-ruler, at 1 Libra 13, pc3 pluto at 1 Cancer 04, return3 moon at 2 Libra 46, pc mars, ruler of c 4th house, at 3 Libra 57, and return saturn at 2 Cancer 26. There are three lights in this set. He also had:
|DATE||PROGRESSED C3 SATURN|
|3-15-1907||22 Virgo 12|
|3-15-1917||23 Virgo 20|
|3-15-1927||23 Virgo 330R|
|3-15-1937 (death)||22Virgo 50R|
It is hard enough to have one’s Angle passed over by a slowly progressing secondary saturn, and much harder to have that saturn turn retrograde after doing so and begin to pass again over that same Angle.
A huge man, a powerful giant, he was shy and rigidly moral. Two years younger than his brother, when Nikolai died of T.B. on 4/12/1865, it made him heir to the throne. In October 1866 he married Princess Dagmar, daughter of King Christian IX and Queen Louise of Denmark, a political marriage. She took the name Maria Feodorovna. It turned into a surprisingly strong marriage and he never took a lover. They had three sons and two daughters.
In the spring of 1894 Alexander began to be ill, and he died on 11/01/1894 NS, 2:15 PM, Ukraine. [Lividia Palace, Crimea] (of nephritis)
Set (25a) contains sun/2moon/venus/saturn/neptune. C sun rules C Asc, c9 saturn rules c 6th house, b venus rules B MC, and c9 neptune co-rules (23 of 25°) c 8th house. This set is on an Angle, contains three lights and influences a second Angle, so it is strong. It lacks a 4th influence. It must either pick one up to sponsor his death actual end of life, 4th), or a 4th influence may come in another way.
Unnumbered above, note that he has uranus in Pisces in both 6th houses and uranus in Scorpio in both 4th houses. The former suggests a sudden illness; the latter, sudden death.
He has c9 saturn, ruler of c 6th house, at 28 Aries 45 conjunct C MC suggesting mid-life health concerns. Not shown in the drawing, his two saturns at 14 Capricorn 39 and 21 Capricorn 52 are also in c 6th house.
C9 neptune, ruler of c 9th house, at 12 Leo 30 conjunct his C Asc in Leo suggests Alexander III has a strong sense of honor/duty (Leo) and divine right (neptune/9th/Leo, making this chart a reasonable one as his COG which also contains his kidney significator.
The Czar died on November 1, 1894 at Lividia Palace, the Crimea, Ukraine. His return for that time period occurred on October 3. On the date of his death there was no change in Set (25a) above. It did not pick up a 4th house influence. Instead, he got a whole new kidney set which had the 4th influence. Here is what it looks like:
|pb9 moon||10 Aries 45|
|pc venus||10 Cancer 04||ruler of c 4th house|
|pc mars||11 Cancer 11||ruler of C MC, co-ruler (30 of 43°) of c 4th house|
|pc9 saturn||10 Capricorn 31R||ruler of c 6th house|
|return9 sun||10 Cancer 54|
|return9 moon||10 Aries 41|
In the above set Alexander has acquired the 4th influence for a different, but equally valid, sun/venus/saturn/6th. Return9 moon in Cancer could only have been there for this particular return period of 40 days.
Also on his date of death:
The Czar’s C Asc at death showed a significant change:
|b9 neptune||19 Leo 47||ruler of b 8th house|
|B Asc||20 Leo 13|
|b9 uranus||19 Scorpio 39||co-ruler (21 of 24°) of b 6th house; in 4th/4th|
|pc NN||20 Scorpio 18|
Since progressing c NN was coming from 21 Scorpio 18 at conception, it had not moved that far in his 49 years. Since the movement of true nodes, as opposed to mean moon’s nodes, is variable, the fact that this one moved to his B Asc and stayed there (it was still there 3 years later) is significant, making his sudden death “timely” when it did occur.
With poor health, shy and fastidious, she had a reclusive and uneventful life [!!] with her domineering dad, an attorney, and a mom who "did not care for thought." She was one of three children, an older brother and a younger sister who were her closest companions through her lifetime. Her parents sent her to seminary school at 17, the fall of 1847, where she was cramped, curbed and repressed into a tight Victorian mold.
Becoming increasingly withdrawn and mystical, dressed always in white, she ventured outside only at dusk to water the garden. She never married and some biographers conclude that she was gay. By the early 1860s, she had created a wall of isolation around herself, which she believed critical to artistic expression. The major relationships in her life were with Susan Dickinson, her brother Austin's wife and with Bowles, a married man and the editor of the Springfield republican.
She and Sue met in 1847, both 17. Through the 40 years of their correspondence, Emily never referred to her directly, but wrote in a code that included the image of a bird to indicate the object of her affections. Bowles was her closest personal friend until his death in 1873. He was vigorous, earthy and dashing. Dickinson's biographer writes that with neither relationship was physical union possible.
In her last two decades, she became even more reclusive, seldom going far from her brother's house in Amherst. In 1884 her health was set back by the death of a friend and by late 1885 she was often too ill to leave her room. Stricken by Bright's disease, a type of kidney inflammation, she lost consciousness on 5/13/1886, and died 5/16/1886, 6:00 PM, in the house where she was born. After her death her sister found a manuscript of almost 900 poems, a legacy of glorious words to show the blazing wondrous genius that was hidden inside the exterior of a small brown wren.
Set (26) is comprised of node/sun/mercury/2venus/saturn, with b sun ruling B MC. B venus rules b 8th, c5 venus rules C MC, c5 saturn rules c 6th, and b5 mercury co-rule (27 of 34°) b 8th house. The sun/venus/saturn in Scorpio is in c 4th house. On the date of her death they were joined by pc5 jupiter, co-ruler (14 of 35°) of c 4th house and additionally lighted by return NN at 22 Leo 40.
Her limited sex life is a little bit represented by the above through saturn’s squelching of venus’ gaiety and lightness. It also makes it more serious and intense (Scorpio). But this does not kill her sex drive. That is shown by Set (26a) below.
I cannot justify this chart being anything other than “just” the chart containing her kidney significator unless we also view sublimation of sexuality—in particular hers—as fundamental to her existence as a poet, which I think entirely possible. But that does not make this her COG chart.
Poetry is represented by Angle/light/mercury/venus,/3rd, often with saturn, which in that context represents ”form.” So, the set spells out “communication through beautiful form.” This chart, however, lacks the light in Pisces which usually goes with the poetry significator.
Her 3rd chart of mind contains her most likely poetry significator comprised of the following planets:
Neptune in the set shows the “Pisces” influence. The whole set influence to both 3rd and 9th houses increased the scope of her poetry, giving it a spiritual (9th) impulse. She also has b jupiter at 27 Sagittarius 57 conjunct both neptunes at 28-29 Sagittarius in b 3rd house—a mystical influence. They were lighted by b3 NN at 1 Libra 03 and b3 moon at 1 Libra 27.
The limitation placed on expression of her sexuality is represented by the first three planets in the set below. Node with an Angle/saturn is potent and saturn is an age-old denier. Saturn in Leo, the natural sign of the 5th house, also goes in the direction of a damping down of sexual “play” (Leo).) Since saturn co-rules (30 of 37°) her 3rd house of mind, it is possible to assume her sexuality was stopped early, in her mind (3rd), before her body (5th), possibly rendering it unattractive. On the date of her death, May 16, 1886, I Set (26a) was made more potent with the following planets :
|Set (26a)||C MC||9 Taurus 14|
|c5 NN||8 Leo 53|
|b saturn||9 Leo 23|
|pb NN||8 Leo 41||(coming from 12 Leo 14 at birth)|
|pb5 mercury||9 Aquarius 50R||co-ruler (27 of 34°) of b 8th house|
|return MC||9 Aquarius 57||(4-8-1886, Amherst, MA)|
|pb5 uranus||8 Taurus 18||ruler of b 4th house|
The two nodes in the set increase orb to include 8 and 9 degrees. Note that through pb5 uranus this set has acquired an Angle/uranus/4th/8th influence.
Here are other pertinent sets occurring on the date of her death:
Let’s take a quick look at the astrological sponsor of her reclusiveness which became much more intense around 1866-67. It is in her 3rd chart of mind. At birth she starts with a set that is reclusive, but not overwhelmingly so because it lacks an Angle ruler:
|c3 saturn||12 Gemini 51||ruler of c 6th house|
|c3 SN||14 Gemini 55|
|c3 pluto||14 Virgo 49|
|b3 pluto||16 Virgo 07|
|b3 saturn||16 Virgo 54||co-ruler (30 of 37°) of b 3rd house|
|b mars||12 Pisces 48||ruler of b 6th house|
|b pluto||15 Pisces 13|
|c pluto||14 Pisces 58|
As can be seen, all of her 3rd chart plutos and two of her saturns are in this set. Importantly, b3 saturn co-rules (30 of 37°) birth 3rd house. Sets with nodes tend to manifest even without an Angle ruler. Light/saturn/pluto/3rd is part of the significator for autism (in the 3rd chart.) It tends to turn the individual back in upon herself, away from social intercourse. It is possible, too, that Dickinson’s SN/saturn/Gemini conjunction (above)also shows someone with a habit (SN) of inhibited (saturn) communication (Gemini)
The following table shows significant progressions to the above set starting in 1863. The progressing b3 NN started out at 1 Libra 09 at birth. When it entered the set in 1866 it constituted a second node in the set, i.e., both her harmonic nodes were then part of it. :
|DATE||PC ASC||PB ASC||PC3 MARS||PB3 SATURN||PB3 NN|
|5-13-1863||11 Virgo 33||12 Virgo 54R||16 Virgo 22|
|5-13-1865||(pC MC)14 Gemini 14||12 Virgo 22R||15 Virgo 09|
|5-13-1866||14 Virgo 09||14 Virgo 42|
|5-13-1871||15 Virgo 10||14 Virgo 36|
|5-13-1876||14 Virgo 03|
|5-13-1881||12 Virgo 57|
|5-13-1886 (death)||13 Virgo 27|
In 1865 pC MC entered the set, making it Angular. The next year, 1866, pC Asc and pb3 NN entered the set, With Angular influence and two nodes, it was a powerful influence to social withdrawal. Also in 1866, pb3 saturn and pc3 mars made closer contact with c3 saturn in Gemini, suggesting something painful or disturbing, but not necessarily reclusive.
As can be seen, progressing birth3 NN entered the set in 1866 and was in it for the rest of her life, apparently affecting her reclusiveness even though the set stopped having any Angular influence in 1871. Once she became reclusive, she stayed that way.
Starrett died from kidney failure on March 27, 1989 in Sherman Oaks, CA.
Set (27) contains sun/mercury/venus/mars/saturn. C mars co-rules (22 of 24°) c 6th house, c saturn rules c 4th, b5 mercury co-rules (23 of 26°) b 6th house, and C5 venus rules c 8th house as well as C Asc. The significaor is complete. Return node at 10 Aquarius 16 joined the set—at least the mars/venus part of it—on his date of death.Some of the sets for Starrett’s death from kidney failure on March 27, 1989 were :
Set (28) is a fairly wide-orbed set, going from 7-1/2 to 12, but there are four lights in it—2 suns, a moon, and a node covering nearly the whole range of the set. So it probably works as a set.
Set (28) is the main kidney significator. It contains node/2sun/moon/venus/mars/2saturn/neptune. The two c suns rule c 8th house, b8 venus co-rules (16 of 38°) b 4th house, b8 mars rules b 6th house, c saturn rules C Asc, and b8 neptune rules B MC. The significator is complete and strong—it influence two Angles.
The venus in the set turns it toward the kidneys. The mars/neptune in it not only represent inflammation, but accompany many forms of cancer—a situation in which the cells have “gone crazy”—mars/neptune.
On the date of his death, September 9, 1998 (return was 8-18-98, Milan, Italy) Battisti developed significant astrology which entered Set (28):
Therefore, an Angle and three more lights entered the set on the date of his death! That progressing b jupiter was early in the set, but in addition to adding a sole benefic to the set, it added a 6th influence because it co-ruler (28 of 33°) b 6th house.
He had another very difficult (in terms of health) progressed set:/p>
|c SN||15 Aquarius 31|
|pb mars||15 Aquarius 34||ruler of b 6th house|
|pc saturn||14 Taurus 59||ruler of C Asc|
|return8 pluto||15 Leo 45|
The above set shows an serious transformation—Angle/saturn/pluto—through health, 6th house. One such transformation is death.
Also likely pertinent to Battisti’s problem getting well was this set which promoted inflammation, exacerbated on the date of his death:table>
|Set (28a)||b mars||3 Capricorn 50||ruler of b 6th house|
|C Asc||4 Capricorn 46|
|c8 neptune||2 Libra 05|
|b8 jupiter||2 Libra 55||co-ruler (28 of 35°) of b 6th house|
|b8 mercury||5 Libra 04||ruler of B Asc in c 6th house and a light, ruler of b 4th house|
|b8 SN||5 Libra 05|
|pc sun||3 Cancer 33||ruler ofc 8th house|
|pc moon||3 Libra 59|
The two additional lights in the above set strengthened it for inflammation.
After the early death of his sister, Braus grew up as the only child of Otto Braus and Bertha Ernestine…In the winter of 1892-93 he became a physician. He got a position as an anatomy researcher at the University of Jena…
In 1899 he got a job as Prosector in Würzburg under Kölliker. Learning from Gustave Born 1851-1901), Braus became a pioneer in experimental embryology…His anatomic atlases were notable in that they stressed the functional anatomy more than the topography. In his lessons he integrated x-rays, drawings, projections, movies and pictures, to give an anatomy in vivo experience to his students.
He died on the 28 November in 1924 of renal failure in Würzburg.
From the above, it is possible to conclude that for Braus, his social identity as a doctor and scientist were of primary importance to him, making his 10th chart entirely reasonable as his COG. (Of course, it could also mean he inherited the tendency to kidney problems from his mother.)
Braus’ was a European birth, so his time was recorded only to the nearest 15 minutes. I was not totally convinced by his progressions for death that they represented his death, but also did not see any near misses of Angles to mars and such that they would have justified a rectification one way or the other.
Two charts could represent his astrology for death from renal failure. In his 10th chart, represented above with Set (29), he has a sun/2venus/mars/saturn. The two c venuses rule c 6th house. b10 mars rules B MC in c 4th house, and b10 uranus rules b 8th. The significator is complete.
Note that the venus/saturn in Scorpio to b sun exists in all charts.
On the date of Braus’ death from renal failure, November 28, 1924, pb NN was at 1 Leo 43, strengthening orb and making a tighter set with sun/venus/mars/saturn. Pb jupiter, ruler of birth 6th house, had also entered the set at 2 Scorpio 14R.
With pb jupiter in Scorpio he has venus/jupiter/jupiter in this set along with the mars/saturn. Above when discussing Conigliaro’s 6th chart “kidney set” I stated that I believed that his 6th chart could not have been the chart that sponsored his kidney failure because at the time of his death that set contained a conjunction of venus and jupiter in a 6th house?
Assuming that was true, why, then, do I think this similar set in Braus’ chart did still constitute his kidney significator? Some comments:
Nothing more can be done with these instances of venus/jupiter in kidney sets until larger amounts of birth data, very good medical histories, and details of lifestyle and health practices are available.
Having stated that, there is a significant difference between the lives of the two men. Conigliaro died in 1990, forty-five years after the first successful kidney dialysis. Braus died in 1924, twenty-one years before it.
Had Braus had access to dialysis and even better, a kidney transplant, I think he would have survived the surgery. At least the 6th chart afflictions he was carrying would probably not have resulted in his death then, but at some later time. The rest depends on the his lifestyle and health practices.
What this discussion means, of course, is that all the individual’s charts must be checked for health afflictions and their progressed updates before one can evaluate the seriousness of a progressed kidney affliction. Charts most likely to contain health affliction are the 1st, 6th, 7th, and 12th.
Dr. Willem Kolff is considered the father of dialysis. This young Dutch physician constructed the first dialyzer (artificial kidney) in 1943 (though it took another two years for successful dialysis). The history of his development of it is found at the following link:The Development of the First Kidney Dialysis Machine.
Further negative sets in his 10th chart for Braus’ death in 1924 included pc10 sun, 8th co-ruler (13 of 16°) of c 8th house, on an Angle with pB Asc at 29 Leo 48. These two started out in a set and apparently kept that relationship throughout his life. With an MC and its sun, that would be normal, but with a sun to Asc (and from differing times), anything could have happened.
His return occurred on 11/6/1924, Wurzburg, Germany. It provided a return10 saturn at 29 Virgo 27 conjunct his c10 mercury, ruler of C MC, at 29 Virgo 40—a progressed Angle/light(mercury)/saturn.
He also had saturn on an angle through return MC at 5 Taurus 40 in the same set with c mars, co-ruler (15 of 26°) of c 4th house at 5 Scorpio 16, b saturn, co-ruler (20 of 30°) of b 6th house, at 6 Scorpio 17, and return10 moon at 5 Scorpio 35. Pb10 neptune, ruler of c 4th house, at 5 Aquarius 30 also meant this set created an Angle/mars/(saturn)/neptune/6th, promoting inflammation.
Braus was likely aware his death was coming. His return Asc at 12 Leo 30 was in the same set with his c mercury, ruler of c 8th house and C MC in b 3rd house of mind, at 12 Scorpio 28. Angular mercury in Scorpio occurs frequently (for those whose astrology presents the possibility) in charts of individuals who know they are dying. It represents, among other things thoughts (mercury/3rd) of death (Scorpio/8th). In his 6th chart these were accompanied by return6 uranus at 12 Scorpio 45—Braus Angle/uranus/8th (or 6th) for death.
Back in Los Angeles with third wife, Linda, Howard found out in March 1999 that his kidneys were failing as the result of a misdiagnosed urinary blockage. He was in urgent need of a transplant. The 6' 6" actor had begun feeling fatigued all the time in 1995, having severe headaches and putting on weight. By the time he got the proper diagnosis, both kidneys were damaged by uremic poisoning and functioning at 30% of normal. Linda had no hesitation but was not an acceptable donor.
When his long-time friend, Jeannie Epper, found out Howard's plight, with no hesitation she offered her own kidney and seven weeks later, 7/26/2000, Jeannie's kidney was transplanted to Howard. They had met 25 years before when the attractive stuntwoman's brother was serving as Howard's double on the 1974 series "Manhunter." Within days, Howard was back on his feet with renewed faith in God and the humanity of friendship.
Set (30) contains sun/jupiter/venus/saturn. C4 venus rules C MC and c 6th house, c4 jupiter rules C Asc, and c4 sun co-rules (27 of 38°) c 8th house. There is no 4th influence.
The other set, Set (31) is an inflammatory set of Angle/2mars/neptune, with both b mars ruling b 6th house.
In terms of the success of Howard’s transplant, note that B MC at 20 Aquarius 33 is conjunct the lesser benefic, venus, at 20 Aquarius 23. And C MC at 0 Libra 29 is in the same set with moon/mercury/jupiter (with that mercury ruling B Asc and therefore a light). Those two lights bring the c jupiter—out of orb to C MC without them—into orb to form a benefic set.
So, starting out, in this chart, his likely center of gravity chart (it shows his career success as well) Howard has a summed golden benefic (Angle/venus plus Angle/jupiter actually on Angles). On the date of his transplant he also had numerous Angle/venus and Angle/jupiter sets, three of which were pC MC at 25 Scorpio 02 in the same set with c4 venus, ruler of c 6th house and CMC, at 25 Leo 07, and pC Asc at 18 Aquarius 07 in the same set with return4 jupiter at 18 Taurus 01. Return MC at 7 Taurus 04 was in the same set with pc4 jupiter, ruler of C Asc, at 7 Leo 19.
It should be done, but I did not examine all of Howard’s charts for health afflictions. This chart’s Angles are highly benefic. The sets above show his kidney significator also starts out with venus and jupiter. All of these not only supported his transplant, they supported the chance he would even get a transplant. And when he did, he also had progressed Angle/venus and Angle/jupiter sets.
Upon Garfield's death, he took the oath as President on 9/19/1881 and served for three years and five months.
Arthur married Ellen Lewis Herndon, the daughter of a military man in 1859; they had two sons and one daughter. He died of Bright's Disease on 11/18/1886, New York.
Two sets sum to produce President Arthur’s kidney troubles,
Set (32) is comprised of 2sun/venus/saturn, with c7 sun co-ruling (30 of 41°) c 6th house, b venus co-ruling (17 of 31°) b 8th house, and b saturn co-ruling (26 of 34°) b 4th house. This set lacks influence to an Angle.
Set (33) provides the Angle, but lacks the saturn. To start with it is comprised of node/Asc/sun/venus, with b7 neptune co-ruling (20 of 24°) b 6th house and b7 venus co-ruling (17 of 31°) b 8th house, yielding node/Angle/sun/venus/6/8.
Below is the table showing how saturn and progressing nodes affected Set (33) over the years,
|DATE||AGE||PB7 SATURN||PB7 NN||PC NN||PC7 NN|
|11-18-1861||32||17 Gemini 54||17 Gemini 15||17 Virgo 11|
|11-18-1863||34||18 Gemini 37||17 Gemini 12||17 Virgo 12|
|11-18-1866||37||19 Gemini 35||17 Virgo 07|
|11-18-1869||40||20 Gemini 24|
|11-18-1878||49||21 Gemini 56|
|11-18-1881||52||22 Gemini 09D|
|11-18-1884||55||22 Gemini 12R||20 Virgo 30|
|11-18-1886 (death)||57||22 Gemini 10R||19 Virgo 35|
Progressing c7 NN was coming from 6 Scorpio 48 at conception. It was an entirely new node entering the set. On the date of his death his pc7 venus was also at 19 Virgo 35 on sun and B Asc.
Considering the increased orb because of the progressed nodes, from 1863 to 1872 pb7 saturn was in Set (33), giving it that needed saturn influence for a kidney significator. Unfortunately, we do not know when his disease was diagnosed, how long he had the symptoms, or if they persisted beyond 1872. Assuming progressing saturn initiated his kidney problems, it seems reasonable that after 9 years it had done enough damage for his kidney disease to have been established and to continue.
As shown above, from 1878 to Arthur’s death in 1886 eight years later, pb7 saturn, co-ruler (26 of 34°) of b 4th house, was in the same set with B MC, suggesting a long-term end-of-life (4th) stress on his life. It was his misfortune that this harmonic saturn turned stationary retrograde on his B MC, thus staying on it even longer than its usual slow movement over an Angle.
It was also stationing (non-harmonic) at 25 Cancer 48, making it much stronger (closer is stronger) to 2sun/venus/saturn in Set (32). Return venus was at 25 Libra 08.p>His return occurred on November 14, 1886, New York City. Its MC at 10 Aries 32 was in the same set with pb mars, ruler of b 8th house, at 10 Libra 37 and c saturn at 10 Cancer 40.
He got his musical start at age eight when he began singing in the church choir and two years later he became the organist and assistant choir director. By age 16, he had joined a rhythm and blues band, the Upfronts, as a singer and pianist…
…His popularity fluctuated over the years and White survived heavy losses in his personal life, too. On November 18, 1963 he was pushed into a difficult marriage, which lasted nine years and produced three children. He remarried on July 4, 1974 but this too ended in divorce. He had a total of eight children.
…White himself fought hypertension for many years until his kidneys collapsed, which sent him into a coma in late October 1995 and made him re-asses his lifestyle.
He published his autobiography, "Love Unlimited" in 1999."I sleep music, I eat music, I'm never without it, I'm never without music, that's my first lady," he once told a reporter. He always insisted that he was a homebody, happiest in his home studio, "I am passionate. I am romantic, I am thrilled throughout my soul to be creating music," he was quoted as saying.
White died at 9:35 AM on July 4, 2003 at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, according to media reports. He had been on dialysis and his hypertension, which had triggered kidney failure and a mild stroke, combined with a low-grade infection contributed to his death. He was alone when he died.
According to the Wikipedia, White was overweight for most of his adult life—weighing 375 pounds (170 kg) according to Casey Kasem—and suffered from related health problems. In October 1995, he was admitted to a hospital as a result of high blood pressure. In August 1999, White was forced to cancel approximately a month's worth of tour dates owing to exhaustion, high blood pressure, and a hectic schedule. In September 2002, he was hospitalized with kidney failure attributed to chronic diabetes mellitis and high blood pressure.
While undergoing dialysis and awaiting a kidney transplant in May 2003, he suffered a severe stroke, which forced him to retire from public life. [Later that same year] at around 9:30 a.m. (PDT) on July 4, 2003, 29 years to the day after he married Glodean, White died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at the age of 58. His remains were cremated, and the ashes were scattered by his family off the California coast.
The original threat to White’s health started in his childhood and is symbolized by a major affliction in his 1st chart.. Here, with only the comment that mars and saturn on Angles in any chart means trouble for the subject area of that chart. When they are further lighted by a 2 suns and moon, they represent potent difficulties—here, among other things, health problems because of the set’s influence to both 6th houses. White’s set is not only Angular, but has influence to 4th, 6th, and 8th houses. Here is what that set in his 1st chart looks like:
|Set (33a)||C MC||17 Aquarius 47|
|b1 moon||18 Aquarius 48|
|c mars||19 Taurus 52||co-ruler (30 of 34°) of c 6th house|
|b uranus||19 Taurus 10|
|b mercury||15 Leo 26||co-ruler (21 of 32°) of b 8th and ruler of b 6th|
|b jupiter||16 Leo 30|
|c sun||16 Scorpio 01||ruler of c 4th house|
|c1 sun||18 Scorpio 22||ruler of c 4th house|
|c1 saturn||18 Scorpio 31||co-ruler (20 of 24°) of c 8th house|
I did not work with this chart which could also give meaningful results for his health problems other than kidney failure. Apropos comments below about stroke, this chart, too contains a mercury saturn. The one in Set (33a) above is weak because mercury is 3 degrees away from saturn (though they belong in the same set). He also has b1 saturn, co-ruler of c 8th house, at 27 Scorpio 20 conjunct his c mercury, co-ruler of c 4th house, at 28 Scorpio 24. They are in c 6th house but do not influence and Angle.
Finding White’s kidney significator was a problem. That is not surprising since he also suffered hypertension and diabetes which promoted his kidney condition. So I had to go to other biographies in order to get more information and dates of his medical conditions.
I found what I believe the significator to be. And I can correlate it with his kidney failure, then his stroke, then his death. In looking at these, however, it is important to remember that the individual with his astrology does not live in a vacuum. He has history and he has habits. He lives in an environment. Astrology by itself does not precipitate health problems.
White being significantly overweight his whole life undoubtedly contributed to his numerous health problems. Our bodies just cannot efficiently carry such heavy loads. Over-eating (assuming he did) leads to so much of our energy being needed for digestion there is not enough left for the body to do its job in health maintenance and elimination of toxicity. As a way of life for years and years, the end result has to be a toxic overload. In White’s case, that overload led serially to his diabetes, then his kidney problem, then his stroke, and finally his kidney failure.
Looking at the drawing shown above, White’s Set (34) plays a role in both his kidney failure and his stroke. It contains sun/mercury/venus/saturn, with b sun ruling b 8th house, c mercury ruling C Asc and co-ruling (22 of 34°) c 4th house, and c6 venus rules c 6th house. The significator is complete even though the orb between sun and venus/saturn is great (2° 10’) because that saturn is retrograde progressing through, and stressing for years, that b6 sun.
Set (35) might have been a kidney significator except that it lacks a sun (and, less importantly, a 4th influence, which can enter the set and affect it immediately). It picks the solar influence when White is between 34-35 years old (1978-79) when progressing b sun, coming from 26 Leo 01 at birth, moves up to zero to one degree Libra within the set. We have no information on what, if anything, happened to him then. It was not kidney failure. Set (35) is part of a kidney significator, with Angle/venus/saturn/6th influence. Since it stays Angular though out his life, it contributes to the new set formed in Set (34) which symbolizes his actual kidney failure.
I did not look for his diabetes significator. With his b moon at 5 Cancer 28 in the same set with B Asc, he starts life with the potential for diabetes because the moon is the Halevy planet symbolizing the pancreas. The link for the diabetes paper is among the group at the top of this page.
We want to look at Set (34) for his kidney failure in September 2002, his stroke in May, 2003, and his death in July, 2003.
Here is a repeat of Set (34) in table form:
|Set (34)||c saturn||0 Gemini 15R||co-ruler (20 of 24°) of c 8th house|
|c6 venus||1 Virgo 17||ruler of c 6th house|
|b6 sun||28 Scorpio 05||ruler of b 8th house|
|c mercury||28 Scorpio 24||ruler of C Asc and co-ruler (22 of 34°) of c 4th house|
In September 2002 (I used 9-15-2002) for his first kidney failure:
I do not know the role of jupiter in this set. The rest of it shows us a new venus/saturn to Set (34), with venus being closest to the sun, and thus it shows us his kidney failure.
Also stressing his b sun—but this time through its non-harmonic position at 26 Leo 01--is progressed c saturn at 26 Taurus 01R. Each time it is b sun with c saturn, but one set is harmonic, and the other is non-harmonic
Also on that date, White’s return (9-13-02, Los Angeles) shows return saturn at 3 Gemini 37 conjunct his C Asc at 3 Gemini 30. Its harmonic6 sun was at 28 Scorpio 05, its harmonic6 moon at 28 Scorpio 45, and harmonic6 mars at 29 Leo 06. The mars agitates against the vulnerability and fragility represented by saturn to precipitate breakdowns--his kidney failure.
In May 2003 (I used 5-15-2003) for his severe stroke:
In other words, progressing venus has moved away from b6 sun while progressing harmonic saturn has moved toward it. Yet it is not progressing saturn’s effect on the sun (at least not by itself), but its bearing down of c mercury at 28 Scorpio 24 (also a light because it rules C Asc) that produces the stroke.
Progressing non-harmonic b saturn has moved only 2 minutes and is in the same set with b sun at 26 Leo 01. That influence has not changed. His vitality (sun) is still being diminished and challenged by saturn.
I have written a small paper showing mercury/mars’ involvement in stroke. I now believe both mars and/or saturn to mercury is involved in stroke. The former through high energy and abrupt ruptures of the blood vessels, and the latter through slow deterioration, cracking, etc. of same.
But mercury plays many different roles in this astrology as do, apparently, the other planets of personality. Their varying roles depend on which chart they occur in, which houses the set they are in are being influenced, and whether or not they are actually Angular.For instance, it has been shown in the 3rd chart of mind that an Angle/mercury/mars/saturn/3rd promotes the mental challenges we (used to) know as “mental slowness.” This makes sense—mercury, the planet symbolizing mind, is afflicted by both malefics and has Angular and 3rd house (within the chart} influence. It absolutely symbolizes difficulty (mars/saturn) with thinking (mercury). But mercury on an Angle in that chart—and it does not even have to influence a 3rd house—is one of the ways the retardation significator is cancelled. In that case, it is called an anti-significator.
What is actually ON Angles (with, I suspect, an orb of not more than 1 degree) counts more toward immediate expression than what only influences Angles through rulers.
When mercury on an Angle in a 3rd chart acts as an anti-significator to an Angle (thru ruler)/mercury/mars/saturn/3rd set, the set expresses to some extent, just not as mental slowness. I have seen it express, even in very bright people, as occasional difficulties communicating, as if the brain is spending more time searching for the right words. Here are the links to the papers on this subject: Paper on Mental Retardation, and One Twin is Retarded, the Other is Not (Paper on the Cancellation of the Full Retardation Signature in the 3rd Chart) . The other twin paper on the subject points out that the significator for the non-slow twin lacks influence to an Angle. The twin brother who is retarded has a significator which contains an Angle ruler. It only differences in minutes at birth between two twins for them to end up having a different sign on an MC or Asc.
White’s return (5-11-2003, Los Angeles) for his stroke showed his Asc at 26 Leo 35 conjunct its moon at 26 Leo 57—both picking up his non-harmonic progressed sun/saturn. Return6 venus at 27 Leo 47 conjunct his pb jupiter at 27 Leo 58 also in Set (34) at the time likely represents the fact that he lived (joy).
Perhaps significant, though “early” (in this un-rectified chart) was White’s progressed B MC at 19 Sagittarius 03 widely in the same set with pb6 mercury, ruler of b 6th house, at 19 Gemini 45 and with c6 neptune at 19 Pisces 45. Mercury/neptune represents mystical thinking, but physically it also suggests mercury (brain, communicating vessels) is weakened (made more porous) by neptune. Our blood vessels are just as much channels of communication as are our nerves.
Not that much in White’s astrology has changed from his stroke to his death several months later by kidney failure. His pB Asc at 26 Pisces 22 is in the same set with pb NN at 26 Gemini 45 is in the same set with return (6-22-03, Los Angeles) MC at 26 Pisces 43. It is significant because Angle/harmonic node occurs frequently, even usually in the astrology of major events experienced through harmonic charts. A harmonic node and its progressions are unique to the chart they occur in.
His pb6 moon was at 0 Sagittarius 42 highlighting the venus/saturn in Set (34) along with return6 NN at 0 Gemini 01.
Finally, progressing b6 NN, at 4 Leo 25 (it was at 4 Leo 57 for his first kidney failure in 2002 and at 4 Leo 31 for his stroke in 2003) is in the same set with b6 saturn, ruler of B Asc, at 3 Taurus 00 and b6 mars, ruler of b 4th house, at 5 Taurus 36 (their midpoint is 4 Taurus 18
Cole has had many difficulties with drug addiction in her life. ..
In 2001 she fell in love with a preacher-man and married Bishop Kenneth Dupree, 45, at his Baptist church in Nashville, 10/13/2001. It was her third marriage and his second. The singer filed for divorce from Dupree on January 30, 2004 in Los Angeles.
On September 12, 2008, she was hospitalized in New York City with side effects from hepatitis C and chemotherapy. She had been recently diagnosed with the disease and chemotherapy was part of her treatment. In April 2009 she announced that her bouts of chemotherapy had caused both kidneys to fail. She underwent a successful kidney transplant on May 19, 2009 in Los Angeles.
This was from abcnews.go.com in January, 2016:The singer died on New Year's Eve at a hospital in Los Angeles at 65.
According to her family, Cole underwent a successful kidney transplant in 2009, after which she was diagnosed with IPAH.
“This is a very serious and progressive disorder," her family said in the statement. "[Cole] responded well to PAH-specific agents over many years, during which she performed many concerts world-wide, but eventually succumbed to intractable right heart failure, an outcome that unfortunately commonly occurs in this progressive disorder, despite modern therapies.”
According to the website for the Mayo Clinic, pulmonary hypertension occurs when extra tissue forms in the pulmonary arteries, making it more difficult for the blood to flow and causing blood pressure to rise. When an underlying cause for the high blood pressure in the lungs can't be found, the condition is considered to be IPAH. [Italics mine.]
Below this discussion of her kidney problem is the astrology showing Ms. Cole’s death from heart failure on December 31. 2015.
Her 12th chart is not the only chart of Ms. Cole’s that contains a kidney significator, but it is the one that best shows her kidney failure and successful transplant.
Set (36a) above shows Cole’s kidney significator. It contains sun/moon/venus/saturn/uranus, with c sun ruling c 8th house. B venus rules b 4th, and c12 saturn rules C Asc in b 6th house. The significator is complete.
For her kidney failure in “April 2009” (I used April 15) she had the following significant astrological sets:
p C Asc at 1 Aries 52 is in the same set with c NN at 1 Aries 40 and pb12 jupiter at 1 Capricorn 58, assisting in her survival.
Her planets for her successful transplant a month to 1 to 1.5 months later are not that much different than for her kidney failure. But her return has changed. It occurred on 4-28-2009 in Los Angeles.
Her relevant changed astrology was as follows:
Her heart failure is best showed by her 9th chart, but this 12th chart shows a contributing set. Her B Asc at 2 Leo 22 conjunct her b12 sun, ruler of B Asc, at 1 Leo 40, is exposed to the progression of pb12 saturn, ruler of b 6th house. On 12-31-13, two years before her death, pb12 saturn (coming from 7 Libra 07R at birth) is at 2 Leo 30R. On 12-31-14, one year before her death, it is at 1 Leo 46R. On the date of her death it is at 1 Leo 02R, just beginning to pass out of the set after spending several years in it. Several years of progressed saturn/6th passing over an Angle/sun is consistent with heart failure.
Why 9th house? We do know that when she was married to her first husband, Marvin Yancy, a minister as well as producer, she became a devout Baptist, making it an important chart in her consciousness..
Set (36b) above is Cole’s heart failure set. Because its main light, b sun at 23 Capricorn 41 is close to C MC, I have included both above and below those two values. The strongest part of the set, however, is her C MC in the same set with b sun, ruler of B Asc, and b9 saturn, ruler of b 6th house.
As it is, the set contains both venus and jupiter, which may be why her health was under duress for a long time before she succumbed to heart failure. Angle/sun/saturn/6th should normally have given her heart trouble sooner than she got it.
Set (36b) is comprised of Angle/sun/moon/venus/mars/2jupiter/saturn. B9 venus rules b 4th house. B sun rules B Asc, b9 saturn rules b 6th, c9 mars rules c 4th, and c9 mercury co-rules (25 of 38°) c 8th house.
Her most significant sets for her death were as follows:
Although he had an illustrious record on the football field and is the only player ever to win a Super Bowl ring and an Olympic gold medal in the same year, a drug and alcohol addiction as well as a prison term kept him out of the Football Hall of Fame. In April 1979 he pled guilty to selling narcotics to an undercover cop and spent 10 months in jail. He retired from pro football in 1976 and returned to Jacksonville, FL where he lived with his parents and continued his fight against his addictions.
Toward the end of his life he also battled prostate cancer and liver ailments. Hayes died suddenly of kidney failure on September 16, 2002. He was the father of five children.
His New York Times obituary states he also had heart problems.
I have removed Hayes chart from this line-up for two reasons.
(1) Though his biography states he died of kidney failure, he did not have a kidney disease, nor did he experience kidney failure when there was still a possibility he could have lived with dialysis. His kidney failure followed on other serious diseases-- prostate cancer, a cirrhotic liver, and a perhaps heart condition.
Like his kidney “disease,” his significator for kidney failure was weak. It had to be summed from an Angle/venus/6th and a sun/venus/6th. His 6th chart astrology for his death showed a death, but what kind were we looking at?
I really could not find a chart in Hayes’ astrology that correlated with all the health problems he suffered from. His birth time was given to the nearest minute, a Rodden Rating AA chart, so I am puzzled even more.
At ten, Dee began to cut down her food intake in an attempts to be slender. She went to the Professional Children's School and by the time she was 12, was a successful child model in New York City...
Dee enjoyed her movie career in Hollywood… She was 5'5 and weighed 90 lbs. and anxious about gaining weight. During one of her anorexic episodes she was rushed to UCLA medical center in cardiac distress.
In 1960, she met the pop singer and actor, Bobby Darin…They married on 12/01/1960 at 3:00 A.M. at the home of the Camden, New Jersey night judge…
on 12/16/1961 their son Dodd was born…
After Darin's death, Dee continued to drink.. Her mother moved in with her and raised her son Dodd and the two sadly watched her sink into alcoholism. In December 1988, her mother died of lung cancer. By then, Dee never left her bed and only ate soup and crackers - and scotch
The actress died at age 62 on February 20, 2005 in Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California, according to news reports quoting her son. She had been in the hospital for the prior two weeks and was being treated for complications from kidney disease and pneumonia. In 2000, she had been diagnosed with throat cancer and kidney failure. Though most news reports quoted her son for a time of death of 6 AM, Beth Havens noted that a local paper placed the time of death at 5:57 AM, quoting the attending nurse.
We have the age (year) she started being sexually molested as well as the year of her diagnosis. We have to work from the approximate middle of those years (July 1) to take a look at both events to see what they show.
First, her kidney significator. She has what might have been a kidney significator in her 3rd chart but it does not influence any of the right houses except her 8th. Instead, Set (39) above, in her 5th chart is the significator. It contains node/sun/venus/jupiter/saturn/neptune. B5 sun rules B 6th house and c5 venus rules c 4th. C5 jupiter rules c 6th, b neptune rules B Asc, and c neptune co-rules (16 of 27°) b 8th. I did not put b5 uranus in the drawing, but it can be included—as is b neptune—because of the two lights in the set. It is at 3 Gemini 57 and rules b 12th house. The significator is complete, with the sun/venus/saturn part of it a bit wide (4° 16 minutes from venus to saturn, with the sun closer to saturn).
Does the fact that it contains venus and jupiter allow her to live to age 62 instead of dying younger?
Her B MC is ruled by jupiter, but otherwise there is no venus or jupiter on Angles in this chart, so that protection is missing.
I do not know the significator for throat cancer. Her diagnosis for throat cancer and kidney failure occurred in 2000. Using 7-1-2000, and referring to Set (39) in the drawing above, we see the following germane progressions:
Her progressions for death, February 20, 2005, are in line with other kidney failure deaths and include the following sets :
Dee’s childhood sexual molestation is suggested in several of her charts, but she has an all-charts indicator that is C Asc in b 5th house. which clearly locates sexuality (5th) in early childhood (Asc). This could also indicate an early consciousness of sexuality For instance, when a child’s bedroom is close to her parents and she hears their love-making. But ruler of that C Asc in Cancer in b 5th house is her c moon in Pisces (in b 12th house), suggesting sorrow (Pisces) through sexuality.
Her early sexual exposure gets more painful when we look at her 3rd chart of mind. B3 moon, ruler of b 5th house, at 23 Pisces 19 is conjunct B Asc at 23 Pisces 59 Except in highly benefic charts, moon in Pisces conjunct an Ascendant is always unfortunate. It is too pliable, wide open to suggestion and manipulation, sponsoring behavior contrary to the interests of a strong ego. It represents frequent (on the Ascendant) bleak (moon in Pisces) states. This is likely the set that most sponsored her helpless descent into alcoholism.
On the day of her death, combined with her return (2-1-2005, Thousand Oaks, CA) values, this Pisces Asc/moon looked like this:
|return3 uranus||23 Pisces 15|
|b3 moon||23 Pisces 19||ruler of b 5th house|
|B Asc||23 Pisces 59|
|return3 pluto||24 Pisces 48|
|pb3 moon||23 Virgo 41||ruler of b 5th house|
|return3 venus||23 Virgo 23|
|return3 jupiter||24 Virgo 03|
|pc3 NN||24 Sagittarius 10||(coming from 4 Capricorn 22 at conception)|
The truly significant value in the above table is that of progressed c3 NN. It has moved into the set including B Asc and b3 moon in Pisces. When it did that, the set became much more potent for misery. When did it arrive there? On 2-20-1975, age 33, it was at 25 Sagittarius 50, still not in the set. By 2-20-1980 it was a 24 Sagittarius 24 and remained in that area until her death.
The venus conjunction jupiter on the Descendant in the above set could have a couple of interpretations. Maybe it was the presence of loved ones at the time she died. Perhaps, too, for her it represents her death was a joyous release from the misery of her life-long Angle/moon/Pisces in her 3rd chart.
At the exact age of 8 (it may have been later in the year) when just looking at her 5th chart, there are several astrological indications of sexual activity and sorrow. She had:
pb venus (coming from 22 Aquarius 38 at birth) is at 1 Pisces 02 conjunct c SN at 0 Pisces 52 in 12th/8th houses—another exceptionally pliable set.
Venus/saturn is also part of the kidney significator. The above progressions for molestation certainly raise the question whether or not early childhood molestation (or humiliation) plays a part later as a tendency to kidney failure—if not for everybody, then for some. But we simply do not have the biographical information for the people in this paper to investigate the matter further.
A newspaper reporter before she quit work to care for a husband and three kids, she began writing a humor column in 1964 and was syndicated the following year…
Her mom was 16 when Erma was born and they were lifelong best friends... Devastated by her dad's death when she was nine, she withdrew for a while and lost weight. Two years later she had a new step dad…
Her celebrity increased with the years… and 11 of her books became bestsellers. She kept her fame in perspective as only one who can laugh about herself is able. She contributed to numerous charities including the American Cancer Society. She kept the same friends for years and never put on airs.
In 1992, Bombeck had a double mastectomy for breast cancer. The following year in July, she suffered total kidney failure, which required her to undergo dialysis four times a day while waiting for a transplant…The life-saving kidney transplant came through on 4/03/1996. She died in less than a month after the operation, on 4/22/1996, 3:27 AM, San Francisco…
Wikipedia gives us the following important information: Erma Bombeck was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease (an untreatable genetic disease) when she was 20 years old. She survived breast cancer and mastectomy, and kept secret the fact that she had kidney disease, enduring daily dialysis. She went public with her condition in 1993. On a waiting list for transplant for years, one kidney had to be removed, and the remaining one ceased to function. On April 3, 1996, she received a kidney transplant. Erma Bombeck died on April 22, 1996, aged 69, from complications of the operation.
Set (40) is her kidney significator comprised of sun/venus/saturn/neptune, with c4 sun co-ruling (27 of 38°) c 6th house. B4 venus rules B MC in c 8th house and co-rules (17 of 21°). It lacks 4th influence.
Actually she has the same significator—all with b harmonic venus—in four of her charts—her 1st, 4th, 7th, and 10th because the harmonic of b venus, which is at 29 Aquarius 58, falls in 29 of either Aries or Libra in those charts.
Set (41) is a second kidney significator set in this, 4th chart. It is comprised of sun/venus/mars/saturn/neptune, with c4 sun co-ruler (27 of 38°) c 6th house. C4 venus rules c 8th, and b4 saturn rules B Asc. This set also lacks a 4th influence.
We could also add a few more planets to Set (40) in this chart. They are c4 moon at 1 Leo 36, b neptune, ruler of b 3rd house, at 1 Leo 43, b4 moon at 0 Scorpio 33, and c jupiter at 1 Aquarius 41. That gives this set a sun/venus/jupiter—a golden benefic. The reference to the 3rd house accounts for the popularity (Angle/light/venus/jupiter/3rd) of her books and columns. Because this chart gives her two more lights (the two moons) for this set in addition to the C sun, considering she probably wrote her columns at home (4th chart), this was likely her center-of-gravity chart. The golden benefic in the set also likely contributed to the fact astrologically that she lived with her disease for almost 50 years after it was diagnosed.
She had more help. B MC at 24 Libra 54 in the same set with c4 saturn, ruler of B Asc, also includes (not shown) b4 jupiter at 25 Capricorn 22.
Progressions for her death on 4-22-96 show that her return (4-1-96, San Francisco) Asc was at 29 Libra 58, also in Set (40). The set has picked up 4th influence in the form of pb4 mars, ruler of b 4th house, at 28 Capricorn 58, completing the significator and putting sun/mars/saturn/6th on an Angle (her return Asc). Also included was pc4 neptune neptune (coming from 19 Libra 54 at conception) at 29 Libra 01.
Several other sets were significant:
pc4 sun, co-ruler of c 6th house, at 29 Taurus 55 was in the same set with b venus, ruler of B MC in c 8th house and co-ruler (17 of 22°) of b 4th house, at 29 Aquarius 58 and return4 saturn at 28 Taurus 12.
Other set from her 7th chart for death were pB Asc at 22 Aries 12 in the same set with c7 saturn in c 8th house at 22 Libra 19 (note in Libra), and that pC Asc at 1 Gemini 44 which in her 4th chart was with pluto in Pisces in her 7th picked up c7 venus, ruler of c8th house, at 1 Pisces 36 and b7 saturn, ruler of B Asc, at 1 Pisces 01.
Set (41) shows pluto in Pisces on an Angle (with C MC)—usually a sign of significant suffering and sorrow, though people clearly experience suffering without having a set like this. On the day she died it had been joined by pC Asc at 1 Gemini 44.
It looks like the significator for kidney disease—Angle/sun/venus/saturn/4th/6th/8th will hold up with further research.
Of the five individuals in this study who had transplants, four were successful if we define successful as living more than five years after transplant. In general, the survivors had the more benefic significator chart to begin with. Here in table form are some of those values:
|Individual||Date of Transplant/Age||Successful?||Date of Death||Benevolent Sets /u>|
|Anderson||1983-84/Age 51-52||Yes||8-15-1994||Angle/moon/venus + Angle/jupiter|
|Lopez||4-25-2005/Age 44||Yes||Still alive||Angle/sun/venus/jupiter|
|Howard||7-26-2000/Age 56||Yes||Still alive||MC/venus|
The most benefic beginning (at birth) significator charts were those of Anderson and Lopez, whose significator chart contained angular golden benefics.
The remaining three, however, all had one Angular benefic, yet two had successful transplants while the third, Bombeck, did not.
Howard’s significator contained no 4th influence, even at the time of transplant, so it was not affecting “the end of his life.”
Going further into their astrology at the time of their transplants one sees the accumulation (through progressions and returns) of more Angle/venus and Angle/jupiter influence in the case of the survivors—Cole with two Angular golden benefics. Bombeck’s astrology for her transplant did not show that favorable accumulation.
But more was involved. Bombeck was the oldest at time of transplant, and she had been diagnosed the youngest (age 20). She had been on dialysis for a long time prior to her transplant. I understand that factored unfavorably into her chances of survival.
Even more is involved in evaluating chances of transplant survival (based strictly on the astrology). Other charts than the significator chart can be involved in bringing death about but not in it being through kidney failure. That was demonstrated in the life of Tony Conigliaro, who had very afflicted 1st chart and 12th charts, both with health implications. Indeed, he suffered many other health problems prior to his death.
It was a little confusing, even for me, that the significator chart was not always the strongest chart for death. But that seems somewhat implied in particular with the finicky behavior of kidney failure. If the significator is there at birth and strong, it seems kidney failure waits in the wings to make entrance when enough other stresses have made it possible.
Beside any significator chart (for an illness), several others should be consulted in evaluating severity of the problem. These are the 1st, 6th, 7th, and 12th, all of which often contain health information. The 7th, the main chart of this method, is often highly afflicted in unsuccessful outcomes.
It is not difficult to comprehend the death of individuals with kidney disease who lived before dialysis and kidney transplants became reality. No treatment was available. Still, I suspect their longevity after getting the disease was positively correlated with Angle/benefics in their significator charts. Without many more examples, this cannot be firmly established.
Confirmed, that result would be in line with other health results found in this astrology: the greater the Angular benefic influence—by this I mean venus and/or jupiter on Angles—the greater the mitigation against the ravages of any particular disease. One example of this is shown in the astrology of Shaun Roger White, born with Tetralogy of Fallot, who survived two open heart surgeries before the age of one. He went on to live a highly accomplished life in sports. Another example occurred through the life of Muhammed Ali, who has had Parkinsonianism rather than full-blown Parkinson’s disease. Ali has also had a highly successful—though also highly physically damaging—life. Astrology for each can be found in the heart paper and the Alzheimer 2 paper, respectively, links at the top of this paper.
A study is called for in which diagnosis, dates and times of occurrence, date and time of birth, and medical and biographical information are entirely dependable. An increase in the number of participants would also be desirable.
Given those improved conditions, much more work has to be done with any health event comparing the individuals’ benefic and afflicted charts relative to results obtained for any treatment.
Data Acknowledgments, (given in the order presented above).
The RR, the Rodden Rating, starts at AA when the date/time is from the birth certificate. A is still pretty dependable. B means it came from a biography. After that it goes downhill using later letters of the alphabet.
Birth Defect: Kidney 14834 (F), A
Birth:2/16/1982, 10:45 a.m. PST, Redmond, WA. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. Dyan Freeman quotes case.
Conception:5/8/1981, 2:59:20 a.m. PST, Redmond, WA.
Judith Farr, "Wild Nights, The Passion of Emily Dickinson," Harvard Press, 1992.
Conception:2/26/1830, 5:32:54 p.m. LMT, Amherst, MA.
Wikipedia and all other web resources accessed, including Fairfield VT town website, claim that he was born there. The ADB entry has been changed accordingly by atr on 28-may-2012. Time was modified slightly to keep the Sun above horizon.
Conception:12/23/1828, 11:38:04 a.m. LMT, Fairfield, VT.
The discussion of the formula for finding conception is found in a link in the Method Paper.
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