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April 2010
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Twin Differences
One Twin Lived Ten Hours
Other Twin Lived One Day
by Sandra Weidner

As I have stated in other twin papers, twin births are especially useful to this astrology. Why? Parents of twins usually know before birth they are having twins, so they pay especial attention to birth time. They do so because later those time differences are a conversation piece as well as forming part of the identity of the twins. So, birth time for twins is likely correct to the minute and the charts cast from them are also close to exact. Comparisons made between them are then based on correct astrology. That means twin births are especially good for testing a major principle of this astrological method, that planets on (≤2° orb) Angles are of primary importance in describing all our lives.

When one twin has a different sign on an Angle, their births are also useful for demonstrating the principle that astrological sets (aspects) ruling an Angle are of far more importance than those which do not.

Examples of this are shown in the samples below and in all of the twin papers on this site.

In this short paper, using astrology, we are going to identify the astrology that sponsored the death of these two twins born in 1947, one girl and one boy. They were born eight minutes apart and died within the first 24 hours. Eight minutes difference in birth times usually correlates to a difference of about two degrees in their Angles. If death occurred because of planets on Angles, two degrees ought to have been enough difference such that one twin should have lived. But, neither did. Here we look at why.

All the biographical data on twins has been slim.

For twin No. 1 (#10732), the twin who died at ten hours, Astrodatabank had:
American first-born twin, died 9/14/1947 at 6:00 a.m. EST; she was ten hours old.

For twin No. 2 (#10733), the one who lived one day, Astrodatabank had:
American second-born twin who lived one day.

I have written other papers on twins with the goal of identifying the differences in their astrology which accounted for the differences in their experienecs. Below are links to each of them :

One Twin Normal, Other Twin with Myasthenia Gravis
One Twin Normal, Other Twin Retarded
One Twin Normal, Other Twin Retarded, Example II
One Twin Accidental Death As Toddler, the Other Lived
Boy Twin Homosexual; His Sister Straight
One Twin Healthy, Employed, Straight. One Twin Sickly, Underemployed, and Lesbian
One Twin Easy-Going, Open, The Other Twin Hard-Driving, Closed
Boy Twin is Autistic While His Sister Is Not
One Twin Killed by Neighbor's Car in Driveway, The Other Twin Missed By a Few Feet
One Twin Drowns, The Other Does Not
Twin Differences: The Male Twin Died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, the Female Lived
Twin Differences: One Twin Died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, the Other Twin Lived
Twin Differences: The Silent Twins, June and Jennifer Gibbons
One Twin Has the "Explorer Gene," The Other Does not

The charts most afflicted, potentially showing the imminent death of these twins were their 1st and 3rd charts. But, their 12th chart was also significantly afflicted, so we will also take a look at it.

Below I have given a short summary of the areas of life covered by the two charts to be presented :

The 1st chart contains information about early childhood, the identity formed during that time, and the somatic consequences of same. It also appears to contain purely physical information. It appears, for instance, to contain information about the physical body and its pathologies.
The 3rd chart contains all kinds of information about the mind. It shows talents and problems, physical and psychological afflictions.
The 12th chart, is the grab-bag chart of astrology. I have seen it functionally important, along with the 7th chart, in murder. I have also seen it the primary chart in representing a long-term and difficult health problem. It often plays a part in representing incarceration. It is even difficult to know if a “good” set in the 12th is truly “good,” or some kind of poison fruit. Much has to be learned yet about the twelfth chart.

Before looking at the charts, I want to make available information about this astrological method:

This astrology uses the sidereal positions of the planets based on the Fagan-Bradley’s SVP.
Harmonics are taken from the sidereal position of the planets. The Egyptian harmonic, discussed in the paper “About This Method” (see Home Page), is used.
”Lights” include suns, moons, and moons nodes.
This method uses only conjunctions, applying and separating squares, and oppositions. Orbs for 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. The set is more active if it contains 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.
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.” House overlaps play an important part in this astrology as investigation of the charts below (and in other papers) will show. Throughout this paper 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 this site’s papers entitled “About This Method” as well as the one entitled "Chart Reading Rules." There is also a link to the method paper at the bottom of every paper.
About This Method
Chart Reading Rules

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 remain constant.
Abbreviations used are b = birth, c = conception, and t = transiting. Even though the harmonic used for each chart is always two more than the chart’s number, in these papers 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.

Now we can look at those charts.

The Twins, Their Charts
The main difference between these twins occurs with their Angles, which are about 2° apart. So, below I present only the partial chart for twin No. 1, the one who died at ten hours, with the position of her Angles shown in the partial chart. Below that chart are her other house cusps. Below her house cusps are the Angles and house cusps for Twin No. 2, the male who died around 24 hours.

Here is their 1st chart:

Twin No. 1, #10732, Died at Ten Hours
Partial Harmonic Chart for the 1st House

Placidus, Twin No. 1 (Lived 10 Hours): c11—26Sco, c12—17Sag, c2—0Pis, c3—8Ari b11—2Leo, b12—1Vir—23Lib, b3—24Sco

Placidus, Twin No. 2 (Live 24 Hours): C MC—5 Scorpio 52, c11—27Sco, c12—19Sag, C Asc—15 Capricorn 12, c2—3Pis, c3—10Ari B MC—0 Cancer 21, b11—4Leo, b12—3Vir, B Asc—26 Virgo 50, b2—24 Lib, b3—26Sco

Set (1) shows a moon/mars/mars/saturn set, with saturn ruling C Asc in b 4th house. The overlap of 4th/1st houses, along with the influence of lighted mars/saturn to the C Asc, foreshadow a short life. Typical requirements for death (necessary, but not necessarily sufficient) are lighted mars/saturn influencing an Angle and 4th house. Perhaps the 8th house is also part of the path. In this set, c mars rules c 8th house.

Note that Twin No. 2, #10733, has C Asc at 15 Capricorn 12, which is also part of the set. That is, it has mars and saturn on it. It is not “needed,” however, to foreshadow an early death because that Angle is already influenced through its ruler.

The whole path of Set (1) is light/mars/mars/saturn/3rd/4th/6th/7th/8th/11th, with Twin 2 having an Angle in the set. I suspect the significant house influences for this set are the 3rd (ruled by c1 mars and also b1 mars), 4th (c saturn rules C Asc in b 4th house), 6th (co-ruled by c moon, 15 of 28°, and 8th (ruled by b mars). Likely the 4th and 8th house influences pertain to death, while the 3rd house one pertains to the mind, perhaps the physical brain (1st chart).

Conceivably, the 9th house is also part of the path. Both 3rd and 9th houses are part of the path for Alzheimer’s disease, which destroys all mental connection to this level of existence. We simply do not know what these twins suffered from. I got the impression they were “allowed to die,” which would have suggested a really severe affliction, especially in 1947 when they were born. If that is the case, c1 venus, ruler of c 9th house, is just part of the set and is at 11 Libra 24.

The 3rd chart also suggests a severe mind/brain affliction:

Twin No. 1, #10732, Died at Ten Hours
Partial Harmonic Chart for the 3rd House

Placidus, Twin No. 1 (Lived 10 Hours): c11—26Sco, c12—17Sag, c2—0Pis, c3—8Ari b11—2Leo, b12—1Vir—23Lib, b3—24Sco

Placidus, Twin No. 2 (Live 24 Hours): C MC—5 Scorpio 52, c11—27Sco, c12—19Sag, C Asc—15 Capricorn 12, c2—3Pis, c3—10Ari B MC—0 Cancer 21, b11—4Leo, b12—3Vir, B Asc—26 Virgo 50, b2—24 Lib, b3—26Sco

Set (2) classically suggests mind/brain difficulty. The conjunction of the lesser and greater malefics, mars and saturn, respectively, is in the sign Gemini, natural ruler of the 3rd house, associated with mental function. They are lighted by B Asc at 25 Virgo 15 (for Twin No. 1) and B Asc at 26 Virgo 50 (for Twin No. 2).

At eight minutes difference in birth time, their Midheavens were about two degrees apart. But, Virgo is one of the slower moving Ascendants, so their birth Ascendants were not two degrees apart. They were only 1° 45’ apart. Since mars and saturn in both charts are the same, they are in the same set with B Asc for each twin.

In the charts of both twins b mars rules b 3rd and 8th houses, while b3 saturn co-rules (30 of 34°) b 4th house, showing an Angle/mars/saturn/3rd/4th/8th path suggesting imminent death.

They are also in c 6th house, suggesting a severe “health” problem, some kind of brain malfunction or deficiency.

I have this guess as for why Twin No. 1 died after 10 hours, while Twin No. 2 survived another 14 hours. Mars/saturn in the above chart of Twin No. 1 is slightly past the exact square to B Asc, demonstrating a so-to-speak accomplished fact, but not far enough past to be rendered invalid. So, this twin died earlier. Mars/saturn was still approaching B Asc in the chart of Twin No. 2. In fact, looking at transits for 24 hours from his birth (when he died), we see that t mars is at 25 Gemini 47 and has not moved much. T3 saturn, however, is at 26 Gemini 32, and has closed the gap to Twin No. 2’s B Asc.

Note that both of these twins had their birth chart as their return covering their death. It showed, then, the mars/saturn conjunction in Gemini in c 6th house and lighted by B Asc.

Some times the 12th chart is active in disasters, and sometimes it is not. Like every other chart, when mars and saturn are on Angles, it is rendered a severely afflicted chart.

Here is their partial 12th chart:

Twin No. 1, #10732, Died at Ten Hours
Partial Harmonic Chart for the 12th House

Placidus, Twin No. 1 (Lived 10 Hours): c11—26Sco, c12—17Sag, c2—0Pis, c3—8Ari b11—2Leo, b12—1Vir—23Lib, b3—24Sco

Placidus, Twin No. 2 (Live 24 Hours): C MC—5 Scorpio 52, c11—27Sco, c12—19Sag, C Asc—15 Capricorn 12, c2—3Pis, c3—10Ari B MC—0 Cancer 21, b11—4Leo, b12—3Vir, B Asc—26 Virgo 50, b2—24 Lib, b3—26Sco

Set (3) shows both birth Angles (in spite of my dotted line to the contrary) in the same set with mars and saturn. B12 mars falls a little over 2° from B Asc, but then for B Asc B MC acts like a light with a 2° orb, so both Angles are involved.

In Set (3) c saturn rules C Asc in b 4th house. And, b 12 mars rules b 3rd and 8th house. This is the third chart for each twin that shows light/mars/saturn/3rd/4th/8th with influence to an Angle. The cards were stacked against these twins. From their astrology, our guess is that they were both brain damaged.

With powerful, death-dealing affliction to three of their twelve charts, it is not difficult to establish the astrology for why these twins died. Had they been able to live, their afflictions would likely have been severe.

Separating the earlier death of Twin No. 1 from the later one of Twin No. 2 is a bit more conjectural, but it makes some sense astrologically.

I have yet to work with birth data in Astrodatabank which identifies various forms of brain malfunction. There are not a lot, either.

I do, however, have a sample of a young boy born without a corpus callosum (he was also born with a club foot and cleft palate). His name was Ian, and he was part of my private data collection. Although I had his chart, his actual birth data was destroyed in 2002 along with all my other charts, so I cannot cite birth and conception information. Below is the significant set from his 3rd chart:

b3 saturn28 Gemini 08
c venus28 Gemini 50
B MC29 Gemini 46
b mars1 Cancer 12

All these planets and B MC are in c 3rd house, so this set shows a conjunction of mars and saturn to an Angle in a 3rd house.

Does it actually refer to his physical brain damage, or does it symbolize the painful and frustrating problem he suffered in trying to communicate? It is going to take a lot more examples to find out.

Fortunately for Ian, he was born in a very loving family.

Twinflower, a member of the honeysuckle family
From Wildflowers of Michigan Field Guide, by Stan Tekiela

Data Acknowledgments
Letters following each name show the Rodden rating for data reliability.

Twin No. 1 (Female, #10732) (A)
Birth: 9/13/1947, 8:30 a.m. EST, 40N26, 79W57. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. From DeCosta Williams, AFA.
Conception:12/02/1946, 11:20:04 a.m. EST, 40N26, 79W57.

Twin No. 2 (Male, #10733) (A)
Birth: 9/13/1947, 8:38 a.m. EST, 40N26, 79W57. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. From DeCosta Williams, AFA.
Conception:12/02/1946, 11:26:50 a.m. EST, 40N26, 79W57.

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