Second and Third marriages in Astrology: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt get married in Chateau Miraval, France
The seventh house represents marriage in astrology and tells us what types of partners we are attracted to and often attract. It is an influence that stays with us all our lives, regardless of how many times we marry. Partners who fulfill the characteristics of our 7th house tend to be our more long lasting relationships and also the most karmic. These are the people who we have many life lessons to learn and teach. There is a deep rooted emotional connection here.
However, the seventh house only tends to give reliable results in predicting a person’s first marriage. With the divorce rate higher in modern times than it ever has been in the past, people are often having second and third marriages. Second marriages are predicted using the ninth house and third marriages are predicted using the eleventh house. This does not mean that if you have planets in the ninth or eleventh houses that you will be married 2 or 3 times or that if you don’t have planets in these houses that you will not get married 2 or 3 times. There is no definite way that is known as of yet to determine whether a person will remarry, there are only factors that make it more likely. What is known is that when people do marry a second or third time, the ninth and eleventh houses respectively give reliable results in prediction. In other words, you will not marry again if the planets are not giving a sufficient number of transits to the ninth or eleventh houses at the time you wish to marry. When looking at transits, we would examine the transiting planets making tight aspects to the house cusp, house ruler, house dispositor and any planets in the house. For the vast majority of cases, there will be at least one exact aspect (often more) and several tight aspects (between 1-5 degrees).
Let me illustrate this concept using a celebrity couple. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt met while filming Mr. and Mrs. Smith back in 2004.
When looking at each of their charts, the deep and passionate attraction is very evident. They each fulfill the other’s desired characteristics in a partner but at the same time have many challenges, which we will examine in turn.
Angelina has her descendant at 28 degrees Capricorn, indicting her interest in Saturnine/ Capricorn type of partners. Brad has Mars, Mercury, Moon and Venus in Capricorn, he strongly embodies this sign. His Saturn is in its traditionally ruled sign of Aquarius and is particularly strong as well.
Brad has his descendant at 11 degrees Gemini, indicating his interest in Mercurial/Gemini type of partners. Angelina has her Sun at 13 Gemini conjunct it within 2 degrees. She also has Mercury strong in its ruled sign Gemini.
Brad’s Jupiter at 9d 50 min Aries makes a conjunction to Angelina’s Moon-Mars-Jupiter (10d-17d) conjunction in Aries. Jupiter adds blessings, luck, good fortune and abundance wherever it goes so it is mutually beneficial for them.
Brad’s vertex at 27 Cancer makes a 1d opposition to Angelina’s descendant. Amazingly, Angelina’s vertex at 11 Sagittarius makes an exact opposition to Brad’s descendant. Recall that the vertex represents fated or destined relationships, this particular double whammy shows an incredibly strong and irresistible attraction.
Her Neptune-Vertex conjunction at 10-11d Sag makes a tight conjunction to his Asc at 11d 54 min Sag. Conjunctions can bring both harmonious and challenging features and often do a mixture of both, they are blending two energies into one. On one hand, Neptune represents glamour, sophistication, creativity, idealism, music, art, spirituality, visions and dreams. They could both enhance the other’s acting ability, actively help the other’s visions and dreams come true and encourage mutual spiritual growth. Together they are very idealistic, engaging in many humanitarian pursuits and standing up for causes they believe in. No one can deny they are the epitome of glamour, a true A-list couple. On the other hand, Neptune is the planet of illusion, confusion and not seeing things as they truly are. Many times, one or both people place the other on an impossibly high pedestal, attributing only good characteristics and making excuses for the bad ones. They see an ideal image of who they want their partner to be and become greatly disappointed when the human flaws come out. The greatest challenge here is to take off the rose coloured glasses and see the other for who they really are, warts and all!
Keep in mind, they certainly have more than their share of challenging aspects. For instance, her Moon-Mars-Jupiter conjunction in Aries squares his Mars, Mercury and Moon-Venus conjunction in Capricorn. Her Saturn at 17d Cancer also makes an opposition to those same Capricorn planets. Planets in square and opposition have a more difficult time understanding where the other is coming from because their basic instincts and approaches to life are so different. They will need to work very hard to make compromises and see things from the other’s perspective.
Angelina’s Moon-Jupiter conjunction at 13d-17d Aries make a tight quincunx to Brad’s Neptune at 16d Scorpio and Pluto at 14d Virgo. The quincunx to Neptune adds an element of delusion, disappointment and unrealistic expectations of the other. The quincunx to Pluto adds power struggles, manipulation and jealousy in emotional exchanges. In the synastry chart, his Mars at 10d 1 min Cap makes a 3d square to her Pluto at 6d 31 min Libra. Similarly, in the composite chart, there is an exact (0d 0 min) Mars-Pluto quincunx which really amplifies these tendencies and adds severe ego conflicts, ruthlessness and competitiveness. Of special note is that his Mars at 10d 1 min Capricorn and her Mars at 10d 42 min Aries makes a 1d square, this aspect in particular is prone to fighting, overt and covert aggression, arguments, irritability, impatience and explosive outbursts. At the same time, between the opposite sex produces extremely high physical and sexual attraction. His Uranus at 10d 4 min Virgo is making a 1d quincunx to her Mars. This challenging Mars-Uranus quincunx exacerbates the tendencies of the Mars-Mars square and also adds an element of surprise and shock, such that the explosive blow up seemingly occurred out of nowhere and without warning. In reality, it is the rash behaviour, impulsivity and feelings of wanting to rebel/ break free of perceived limitations imposed by the other that is the main cause of it.
One can see that while Angelina and Brad have a very strong attraction, they also have a lot of inherent tension and difficulty to deal with. It is my opinion that their relationship works better without the level of commitment and increased expectations demanded by marriage as they each would have more space, something that they both really need. In their composite chart, Uranus at 4d Libra makes a 1d conjunction to the Ascendant at 5d Libra. The vertex is at 4d Libra adding a very destined/ fated feel to the relationship and guaranteeing a Uranian type of experience as a couple that would change their lives forever when activated. This relationship is screaming for independence, freedom, spontaneity, and a lack of tradition, rules and regulations. They simply do not work well together in the conventions of marriage! Eventually there is a real possibility that they will feel stifled, possibly resentful and have the urge to divorce. This is very unfortunate as continuing to live together without being married would have fulfilled each of their needs and they likely could have been happier. Both the passion and aggression run very high in their synastry/ composite and I think being married is going to bring more of the aggression out over time.
Western Astrology- Predictive
Now that we have looked at details of their interpersonal communication, let us examine why at this particular time, they feel the strong desire and have the opportunity to get married. They have been happily living with each other for the past 10 years. However, it is only recently, on August 23, 2014 (1), that they got married in an intimate ceremony at their home in France.
Keep in mind that not everyone who gets married a second time has the same amount of aspects or the same tightness of aspects. The tightness of transiting aspects differs somewhat but usually the average orb of all the aspects are exact to three degrees. The number of transits generally falls into a range with a minimum and maximum depending on how many house indicators one has. It should be obvious that the more indicators one has, the more potential transits there can be, such that someone with three indicators will have on average less transits than someone with five indicators. In a random sample researching first marriages, I found that over half of the sample had 3 indicators. A progressively smaller number of people will have an increasing number of indicators. For example, less than 20% of the population had 5 indicators. Both Angelina and Brad have 5 indicators each and will on average have more transits than most people at the time of marriage.
If someone wants to get married but there aren’t a sufficient number of factors pointing in this direction, external pressures (family, friends, society, finances, career) could limit them or the internal desire of one or both won’t be strong enough to make the leap at that time. Although beyond the scope of this article, an astrologer must also analyze a person’s solar return, solar arcs, and progressions to get a more complete understanding of the stars on the day of marriage.
To start, I will examine Angelina’s details. Angelina has been married two times prior to marrying Brad. Her first marriage was to Jonny Lee Miller in 1996 and her second marriage was to Billy Bob Thornton in 2000. Thus, the 11th house will be analyzed.
Angelina Jolie 11th house indicators
1. 11th house cusp 23d 15 min Taurus
2. Ruler of 11th house Venus at 28d 9 min Cancer
3. 11th house dispositor Moon at 13d 5 min Aries
4. Sun at 13d 25 min Gem
5. Mercury at 22d 19 min Gem
Note: In predictive work, I generally use a maximum orb of 2 degrees for easy minor aspects (quintile, biquintile), 3 degrees for easy major aspects (sextile, trine), 3 degrees for hard minor aspects (semisquare, sesquiquadrate, quincunx, semisextile) and 5 degrees for hard major aspects and the conjunction. The tighter the orb, the more powerful the aspect’s energy will become.
Transits to Angelina’s 11th house indicators
Tr Pluto at 11d 13 min Cap quincunx Sun 2d
Tr Pluto sesquiquadrate 11th house cusp 3d
Tr Pluto square Moon 2d
Tr Neptune at 6d 21 min Pisces biquintile Venus 2d
Tr Uranus at 16d 6 min Aries sextile Sun 3d
Tr Uranus conjunct Moon 3d
Tr Saturn at 17d 32 min Sco biquintile Mercury 1d
Tr Saturn biquintile Moon 2d
Tr Jupiter at 8d 21 min Leo semisquare Mercury 1d
Tr Mars at 16d 11 min Sco quincunx Moon 3d
Tr Mars quincunx Sun 3d
Tr Mars biquintile Mercury exact
Tr Venus at 13d Leo trine Moon exact
Tr Venus sextile Sun exact
Tr Mercury at 14d Virgo semisquare Venus 1d
Tr Mercury quincunx Moon 1d
Tr Mercury square Sun 1d
Tr Sun at 0d Virgo semisextile Venus 2d out of sign
Tr Sun sesquiquadrate Moon 2d
Tr North Node at 21d 51 min Lib quincunx 11th house cusp 1d
Tr North Node trine Mercury exact
There is a total of 19 aspects from the planets and 2 aspects from the Nodes for a total of 21 transiting aspects. Four of the aspects are exact. The average orb of all the aspects is 1.57 degrees.
Now I will examine the details for Brad Pitt. He has been married one time prior to this, in 2000 he married Jennifer Aniston. Thus the 9th house will be analyzed.
Brad Pitt 9th house indicators
9th house cusp 21d 21min Leo
9th house ruler Sun at 25d 51 min Sag
9th house dispositor Jupiter at 9d 50 min Aries
Uranus at 10d 4 min Virgo
Pluto at 14d 13 min Virgo
Transits to Brad Pitt's 9th house indicators
Tr Pluto at 11d 13 min Cap square Jupiter 1d
Tr Pluto trine Uranus 1d
Tr Pluto trine Pluto 3d
Tr Neptune at 6d 21 min Pisces quintile Sun 1d
Tr Neptune semisextile Jupiter 3d
Tr Neptune oppose Uranus 4d
Tr Uranus at 16d 6 min Aries biquintile Uranus exact
Tr Uranus quincunx Pluto 2d
Tr Saturn at 17d 32 min Sco square 9th house cusp 4d
Tr Saturn biquintile Jupiter 2d
Tr Saturn sextile Pluto 3d
Tr Jupiter at 8d 21 min Leo sesquiquadrate Sun 2d
Tr Jupiter trine Jupiter 1d
Tr Jupiter semisextile Uranus 2d
Tr Mars at 16d 11 min Sco square 9th house cusp 5d
Tr Mars biquintile Jupiter exact
Tr Mars sextile Pluto 2d
Tr Venus at 13d Leo sesquiquadrate sun 3d
Tr Venus trine Jupiter 3d
Tr Venus semisextile Venus 3d
Tr Venus semisextile Pluto 1d
Tr Mercury at 14d Virgo conjunct Uranus 4d
Tr Mercury conjunct Pluto exact
Tr North Node at 21d 51 min Lib sextile 9th house cusp exact
There are 23 aspects from planets and one from the North Node. Three of these aspects are exact. The average orb is 2.08 degrees.
Vedic Astrology- Predictive
Angelina was running a Venus-Ketu-Venus dasha on her wedding day.
This dasha sequence is from August 17th to October 27th 2014.
Venus is the natural significator for love and inclines toward love and marriage in its periods for every person. To make Venus a more powerful significator for marriage, Venus is the ruler of the 11th house in the rasi chart and the 11th house is commonly used for discerning third marriages specifically. Ketu is in the 11th house.
In the navamsha chart, Venus is in Leo, its ruler is the Sun which is in Gemini in the 11th house. Therefore the dispositor of the 11th house in the navamsha is Mercury in the 2nd house which makes a full aspect onto Ketu in the 8th house.
Brad was running a Jupiter-Sun-Saturn dasha on his wedding day.
This dasha sequence is from August 10th to September 25th 2014.
In the rasi, the 9th house ruler is the Moon in Sagittarius. Jupiter is the dispositor of the 9th house. The Sun is in Sagittarius and its dispositor is Jupiter. Saturn in the 3rd house makes a special aspect (forward sextile) onto Jupiter in the 5th house.
In the navamsha the 9th house ruler is the Sun in Aries. Saturn is in the 9th house. Jupiter in the Mars is the dispositor of the 9th house.
We can see here the compelling nature of these 3 planets coming together in a dasha for both Angelina and Brad and resulting in the desire and opportunity to get married.
In summary, the 9th and 11th houses in both Western and Vedic astrology must be sufficiently activated for a second or third marriage to occur. Although the desire to get married again may arise for many people, it will not be motivating enough or the right opportunity won’t be there unless there are enough signs in the stars pointing to it.
Although Brad and Angelina may have wanted to get married before, circumstances were not aligned such that they felt comfortable doing it up until this point. In 2006, Brad said in an interview for Esquire that he and Angelina would consider getting married when gay and lesbian couples were also given the right to marry (2). This is very characteristic of their Neptune-Ascendant aspect in synastry, the idealistic hopes of changing the world regardless of how unrealistic it may seem at the time. Interestingly, in 2006 the transiting planets were not making a sufficient number of tight aspects in either Brad or Angelina’s natal charts, also neither of them were running an appropriate dasha for another marriage. Although they could have gotten married in the sense that no external factors were blocking them, the desire was not strong enough to overlook their ideals at that time. Eight years later, it is not that their loyalty to equality in marriage rights is any weaker. In reality, once the transiting planets were activating both of their charts in the right places and they stepped into a conducive dasha sequence, the desire to marry became too powerful to ignore. They now had both an immense desire and opportunity, destiny took over and as a result they finally got married.
The power of astrology lies in being prepared for events so that when they happen you are psychologically ready for them. You will be more self- aware and self- confident in mastering life’s lessons rather than getting consumed with negative emotion over them. It is better to have a flashlight in a dark passage from point A to B rather than stumbling around in the darkness hitting things and getting hurt on your way.
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With the announcement of the Royal Baby, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge being born recently, I thought it would be intriguing to take a look at the future King’s Astronumerology chart. With such a prestigious position to fill, I would expect that this must be an unusually powerful and unusual chart. Indeed, I see that this chart is of a King who will definitely make an admirable and longstanding impact on the global scale!!!
There is an enormously significant Pluto/ Scorpio influence in this chart:
1. The ascendant is at 27 degrees Scorpio.
2. The eighth house is the natural house of Pluto and Scorpio. There is an eighth house stellium: Sun, Mercury, Mars Jupiter, and Vertex.
3. The eighth house ruler Mercury is in the house, adding extra strength to this powerhouse.
4. Pluto makes 6 aspects to the planets, ( 4d opposition to Jupiter, 4d opposition to Mercury, 5d sextile to Saturn, 3d square to Uranus, 4d opposition to Mars, 5d sextile to Neptune), an exact opposition to the Vertex and a 3d sextile to the North Node.
5. The 12th house and 1st house cusps, Saturn and the North
Node are all in Scorpio, adding even more to the strength of the Scorpio
I can confidently say that the traits of Scorpio and Pluto will be fiercely potent in the Prince. This Pluto/ Scorpio influence focuses on transformation, intense/ extreme experiences, secrets, inherited wealth, powerful legacies, mysteries, interest in the occult, sex, death and rebirth. This shows an individual who is very mysterious, complicated and deep, what you see is definitely not what you get. There will be a lot of things going on under the surface, and the prince is likely to never tell anyone about them. The Pluto/Zeus midpoint is on the ascendant at 27 Scorpio as well. With no doubt, he will be a powerful physical presence, with an intense gaze, an air of mystery and charm and he will have an extreme sexual appeal. He will do nothing half way, always preferring all or nothing scenarios. Be careful not
to wrong him, he won’t get mad, he will get even with the famous Scorpio
The aforementioned eighth house stellium planets are in Cancer and they are intercepted. Cancer is also the chart signature and therefore its traits will be very strong in the Prince. These planets in Cancer will give the tendency for the Prince to be home loving, family oriented, hospitable, sensitive, nurturing, patriotic, a tenacious protector of loved ones, have an excellent memory and be sentimental. However, Cancer people can also be moody, passive aggressive, slow to forget past hurts, take things too personally, withdrawn and indirect. Mercury is at 13 Cancer, a critical degree. Mercury represents the way we think and communicate, our expressive style. This critical degree suggests that he will have very high emotional intelligence and be an excellent listener. He can “feel” the emotions behind what people say and can tell whether they are being sincere or tricking him!
Chart ruler Pluto in Capricorn is intercepted in the second house. The Moon in Capricorn is also intercepted in the house. The chart ruler represents first
impressions and the way we look at the world. It is people’s perceptions of us
when they don’t know us that well. When the chart ruler is intercepted, it could be that other people forcefully try to “tone down” the person or that the person feels they cannot act naturally in front of others for the sake of keeping up a proper appearance. Since the moon is intercepted in Capricorn, it gives the tendency to repress emotions and “keep a straight face” in all situations. The person feels they have a duty and obligation to always be strong and calm.
Mars is out of bounds at 23 degrees 54 minutes. For more information on out of bounds planets, click here. When Mars goes out of bounds, the
person has a lot of added masculine energy and testosterone. It can make them extra competitive, aggressive or assertive, having talent for high energy
contact sports, enjoying high risk activities such as skydiving, bull riding,
create desire for high power and status and have strong will and determination. They will not hesitate to fight for their personal rights or the rights of loved ones if something is not fair.
Mars conjunct Jupiter within eight minutes is this chart’s closest aspect. This gives a lot of enthusiasm, vigor, optimism and confidence when expressing ideas. These people are entrepreneurial in spirit, willing to take calculated risks and put all their energy into their pursuits. They always have the belief that they will succeed and because our thoughts create our reality, they create success most of the time! Good channels for expressing this naturally high vitality and sense of adventure would be travel and healthy competition.
Cardinal sign focus: 7 planets in cardinal signs. This abundance of cardinal signs suggests someone who has a lot of leadership ability. People look up to them because they are talented at assigning people tasks that make the best use of their natural skills. They are excellent at coming up with innovative, fresh ideas and starting the ball rolling on plans. They won’t wait for something to happen, they create their own opportunities.
Dominant house modality: succedent- is a nice complement to the cardinal sign focus. The succedent influence adds the stick to it power, the follow through on plans and ambitions after the initial innovative ideas. Gives strength of will, determination and perseverance.
Water element focus: 6 planets in water signs. Emotions and feelings run very deep for someone with a water focus. They experience a very wide range of emotions and can be quick to change them. Water people are sensitive, empathetic, intuitive, and good listeners. They have the ability to read nonverbal language especially well and “feel” what other people feel.
Chart shape: Splay- Points to diverse skills, interests and hobbies. These people like to have a lot of variety in their activities.
9/ 10 of the planets are in feminine signs- Gives the tendencies toward
introversion, sensitivity, thoughtfulness, quietness, gentleness.
Saturn makes 7 aspects with the other planets and a 1d semisquare to the MC. Saturn is very well integrated in his psyche. This makes him disciplined, ambitious, determined, a hard worker, strict, authoritative, and responsible. However, on the negative side so many Saturn aspects can put a lot of obstacles in his path, make him too rigid, pessimistic, put up too many boundaries in addition to being too faultfinding and serious.
According to the Prince's birth certificate, his name is George Alexander Louis (1). We do not count "His Royal Highness" or "of Cambridge" as that is part of a general world title, only personal names are included in the analysis.
For information on how to calculate the core numbers and a description of each number please click here
Birthday number: His birthday is on the 22nd of the month. Number 22 is a
master number and is termed the master builder. It is the number of the
visionary leader- a person who sees things that are far ahead of the time in
which they live and because of the secondary 4 influence, has the willpower and determination to make sure these visions are practically implemented into the real world. These projects can include special buildings, humanitarian organizations, large scale movements, the possibilities are endless. There is a very strong inner ambition to make his mark on the world and live up to the high potential of this number. There is an enormous reservoir of creative genius just waiting to be used!
Life path number of 8: With a life path of number 8, power, status, worldly success, wealth and control are very important to him. The Prince will be very aware of his position within the hierarchy and be very comfortable in a position of authority and leadership.
Soul urge number of 1 and expression number of 1: With this double influence of 1, the Prince has enormous leadership ability and wants to be the best at what he does. He is very independent in thought and action and will no doubt be a trailblazer. He will be competitive by nature, and enjoy the thrill of the chase. He will enjoy doing things on his own and autonomy is essential. There is a great strength of will and determination to succeed at all the goals he sets for himself. However on the negative side he may be too bossy at times and become self centered and selfish.
Personality number of 9: With a personality number of 9, other people view him as having a global view and being interested in humanitarian efforts. He will be helpful and generous with people and they will come to him for advice. Other people will see him as a broad minded and tolerant person who is interested in being fair to everyone. Number 9 also has a natural leadership ability and people respect what they say. However, he will have a somewhat hard time forgetting the past and may take a long time to forgive others for past mistakes.
We can see from the Prince’s 5 core numbers that he is a natural born leader, 4/ 5 of his numbers are the “leader numbers” and the other number is a master number. The numbers 1, 8, and 9 are the numbers with the greatest leadership ability and in particular we see the combination of 1 and 8 in a disproportionate number of the world’s most powerful people.
The Prince’s intensity number is 5. With 5 as the intensity number, travelling,
communicating and continuous learning will be very important to him. He will
greatly enjoy traveling to foreign cultures, meeting foreign people and
understanding their way of life. He will have a strong sense of adventure and
There are no number 2s in his full name (number of lack is 2). This suggests that he will have a hard time working in a team, and will have to work on his diplomacy. He will have difficulty seeing things from the other person’s perspective in intimate relationships. Other people may at times feel that he doesn’t care enough about their feelings. However, given that he has four cancer planets and number 2 is Cancer’s number, these tendencies will be toned down somewhat.
The first letter of his first name is 7 (G). This will give the influence of being
able to concentrate and analyze situations in detail. He will need a lot of time
to be by himself and simply think about things as he is naturally introspective.
It also adds an interest in philosophical matters.
In summary, we have a Prince who will be an excellent leader and a trailblazer. He will be sensitive and gentle, yet brave and independent. He will be mysterious and powerful, you will never really know what he is thinking but he will be a force to be reckoned with if you wrong him! He has excellent strength of will, determination and ambition. We will surely see his visionary ideas implemented in his time and he certainly shall not be forgotten in the history books to come!
To have an event as dramatic as a false conviction in a murder trial, there must be numerous transits and indicators to the various predictive charts: Solar Arc, Secondary Progressed, Converse Progressed, Solar Return, and Lunar Return. In addition, there must be a natal promise of such a period/ event happening, otherwise it will not come about. In Amanda’s case she had both the natal promise and the appropriate triggers to the charts.
Transits to the 12th house will activate the natal promise of the person’s 12th house. In this case, there is significant 12th house activity in the natal chart, solar arc chart, solar return chart, lunar return chart, secondary progressed chart and converse secondary progressed chart, suggesting that this period in her life will be when the natal promise comes to life.
The outer planets take a very long time to travel around the Sun and when they transit key points in your natal chart they will always cause life defining events to happen. I notice that there are many tight aspect transits from outer planets to the natal 12th house and its associated planets Mars, Venus and Jupiter, that is a guarantee that these 12th house issues will take center stage. It does not matter as much which specific types of aspects (easy, hard) there are, just that there are many aspects.
November 2 2007 (Morning after the death), transits (Tr) to natal planets
Tr Pluto at 27 Sag makes an exact trine (within 2 mins) to Jupiter at 27 Aries in the 12th house
Tr Neptune at 19 Aqu makes a 2d (degrees) sextile to the 12th house cusp at 17 Aries
Tr Neptune at 19 Aqu makes an exact sesquiquadrate (within 8 mins) to Venus, ruler of Taurus intercepted in the 12th house
Tr Uranus at 14 Pisces makes a 2d semisquare to Jupiter at 27 Aries in the 12th house
Tr Uranus at 14 Pisces makes a 2d sesquiquadrate to Mars (ruler of 12th house) at 1 leo
Natally Uranus is the ruler of the 10th house and makes a semisquare
to the MC by 2 minutes, predisposing her to sudden and unexpected changes of status and public reputation. Transiting Uranus at 14 Pisces is making an exact semiquintile to her natal MC at 8 Aquarius. The Solar Arc shows a 2d opposition from Uranus to the MC. The Solar Return shows a 2d biquintile between Uranus and the MC. With these three triggers to the natal promise, we see a unexpected and dramatic shift of status from college student to murder suspect in a high profile case. Similar aspects between Uranus and MC are seen again in December 2009 when she was convicted. This is discussed in the solar arc directed section for December 2009.
Tr Saturn at 6 Virgo makes a 2d sextile to Venus, ruler of Taurus intercepted in the 12th house
We can see here that 4/4 of the heavy outer planets are making very tight aspects to the 12th house, these set the stage of events for the next 4 years.
Solar return precessed for November 2 2007
Venus is the ruler of the 12th house in the SR chart:
Transiting Pluto (on Nov 2 2007) at 27 Sag exactly trine SR Venus at 27 Leo
SR Venus trine SR Pluto exact
SR Venus conjunct part of fortune (6 mins)
SR Venus oppose SR Saturn 4d
SR Venus oppose SR Neptune 6d
Tr Mercury (on Nov 2 2007) at 23 Libra is conjunct 1d the 12th house midpoint at 22 Lib
Tr Venus (on Nov 2 2007) at 23 Virgo is semisextile 1d of the 12th house midpoint at 22 Lib
SR Mars quincunx the 12th house cusp within a degree
Tr Mars (on Nov 2 2007) squares the 12th house cusp exactly
It is a powerful statement to have the ruler of the 12th house aspecting ¾ of the heavy outer planets. Of course we must check the other charts but with Mercury, Mars and Venus also contacting the 12th house, it is very likely that 12th house matters will be a focus this year.
Lunar return precessed for November 2 2007
Uranus rules the 12th house and is in the 12th house (always adds a lot of extra strength towards activity of the house)
Uranus is oppose the moon 7d, square Jupiter 1d and oppose Venus 8d
Neptune is ruler of the chart and is placed in the 12th house- tends to indicate very tough months emotionally and/or physically.
Jupiter at 16 Sag squares Neptune at 15 Pisces by 1d
Vertex is exactly conjunct the descendant, always indicates especially fated events originating from events concerning one on one relationships and/or involvement with the legal system. Moreover, Aries is intercepted in the 1st house and Libra is intercepted in the 7th house making these houses abnormally large and therefore much more important this month. The sign of Libra in particular represents law, justice, the scales and the judicial system. Libra being intercepted has the potential to cause trouble in these areas due to the repressed energy.
All the angles are 29 degrees (AC/DC off by 1 minute), indicates endings of all sorts. 29 degrees Pisces is the strongest of endings as it is the last degree of the zodiac. In this case it was the end of Amanda’s freedom for 4 years.
Venus conjunct Astrea at 7 Virgo is opposing the 12th house at 7 Pisces exactly and Tr Astrea at 16 Virgo (on Nov 2 2007) quincunx the 12th house cusp exactly. Astrea making these tight aspects to the 12th house is a sign of deep sorrow from injustice and the denial of Amanda's innocence.
Tr Sun at 9 Scorpio (on Nov 2 2007) is conjunct LR Mercury at 7 Scorpio and LR Black Moon Lilith at 10 Scorpio both in the 7th house (legal troubles). These are day timers of the event.
Tr Mercury at 23 Lib (on Nov 2 2007) is conjunct LR Sun in the 7th house (legal troubles) exactly, another day timer of the event.
The lunar return reinforces the statement of the solar return, and that is that 12th house matters are certain to manifest this month specifically, likely in the form of a dramatic event. Moreover, we add in the “fated 29th degree of endings” on the angles and the vertex exactly conjunct the descendant, we can say this event truly is like the train wreck Amanda described in the previous post, with her having no chance to stop it.
Since the solar arc directed, secondary progressed and converse secondary progressed charts would have had most planets move 3 degrees at most (except for the moon which moves much faster), many of the same transits would apply as for December 4 2009. Therefore I will omit them for November 2 2007 and instead discuss them for December 4 2009.
Predictive charts for December 4 2009, the date Amanda was found guilty of the murder of Meredith Kercher:
December 4 2009
There is a natal 5d square between Mars and Pluto:
Tr Pluto at 2 Cap quincunx natal Mars (12th house ruler) by 1d:
Tr Saturn making a 2d sextile to natal Mars
There is a natal 3d trine between Venus and Pluto:
Tr Pluto oppose natal Venus (ruler of intercepted Taurus in 12th) by 2d.
Venus is natally intercepted in the 12th house:
Tr Saturn at 3 Lib making a 1d square to natal Venus
Tr Pluto at 2 Cap makes a 5d out of sign trine with Jupiter at 27 Aries in the 12th house
Tr Neptune at 23 Aqu makes a 2d sextile to the 12th house cusp at 17 Aries
Precessed Solar Return July 9 2009
It is extremely important to note that this solar return has almost exactly the same house cusps as the natal chart (off by about 3 degrees, SR ASC at 11 gem). This shows a year in which the natal promise has its full potential to manifest and will definitely do so in a sensational way.
Mercury the chart ruler is out of bounds at 23d 52 min. Since Mercury rules the ASC (first impressions, physical body) this may help explain why people thought her physical reactions were “inappropriate”, “abnormal” and “unconventional”. As you will see in all the charts, Mercury is the dominant influence throughout. Mercury is at 10 Cancer conjuncting the Sun at 16 Cancer in the 2nd house. The transiting Moon at 11 Cancer (noon on the day of the verdict) is an exact day timer of this event.
Mercury/ Uranus midpoint is the same as the 12th house midpoint at approximately 30 min Taurus. This shows the potential for highly extraordinary, unusual and shocking events, indeed a false conviction qualifies!
Mars is the 12th house ruler and Taurus is intercepted in the 12th, connecting Venus to the 12th house. Mars and Venus are conjunct out of sign 6d. When the house’s associated planets are placed in the house, it greatly intensifies the nature of the house and guarantees that domain of life to be very strongly featured that year. Mars conjunct Venus is heavily associated with sexual violence since we are combining love (Venus) and aggression (Mars), since this combination is in the 12th it seems to symbolize the framing of a sexually deviant crime on Amanda and her boyfriend. Moreover the depositor of Mars in Taurus is Venus and with Venus quincunx the vertex 1d and placed in the 12th one cannot avoid 12th house matters as they are particularly fated.
Tr Venus at 3 Sag making a 1d opposition to Solar Return Venus at 4 Gem in the 12th house. Tr Saturn at 3 Lib making a 1d trine to SR Venus. Tr Pluto is quincunx SR Venus (ruler of intercepted Taurus in 12th) by 2d. These transits are very important because Venus is also in the 12th house natally and will give a lot of extra energy for the 12th house potential to manifest. When Venus is in the 12th house, especially when younger, the person does not view themselves as an attractive, sophisticated person. They may not be graceful and their actions may sometimes seem inappropriate in various social settings. In her book Amanda describes feeling this way. Another manifestation of Venus being in the 12th is guilt and shame over Venus ruled matters such as physical appearance, sexuality and sex. This can occur even if the person is very chaste and beautiful. The debilitating emotions can come from within the person or from the external world. Certainly the prosecutors grim portrayal of Amanda as a sex obsessed whore was intended to shame her in public.
Tr Saturn making a 6d out of sign trine to SR Mars (Mars is placed in the 12th house). When Saturn contacts a house it brings many struggles, obstacles and disappointments in the house’s domain.
Jupiter which is natally in Amanda’s 12th house is in the SR chart conjunct Neptune and Chiron within a degree in the 10th house. This means matters of the 12th house will become very public (10th house is public reputation and status) and will also be connected with wounding, shame (chiron) and deception/ lies (Neptune).
Precessed Lunar Return November 19 2009
The Solar Return and Lunar returns are in an exact square, the ASC for the LR is 11 Virgo. This shows the likelihood of harsh difficulties, unfavourable events and obstacles cropping up this month.
The natal ASC at 8 Gem is moved to the MC position on the LR, marking a major change of status. This theme is reinforced by aspects from Uranus to the MC, discussed in further detail in the solar arc directed section.
Mercury is a dominant influence in the LR chart. The LR chart ruler is Mercury, similar to the SR and converse charts. The converse chart is only 2d behind the LR chart. Critical degree Mercury at 4 Sagittarius rules the MC and is making a 3d opposition to the MC. Transiting Venus at 3 Sagittarius is conjunct this point bringing it to life, a day timer of the event. The ruler of the 12th house is the Sun and the Sun is making a 8d conjunction with Mercury. Tr Mercury at 28 Sag is conjunct the midpoint of the LR 12th house exactly, another day timer of the event. This is emphasizing the language difficulties (her Italian was very basic and she was questioned in Italian) and deliberate distortion of her words to forcibly put her in prison. As a result a slander charge was also placed against her and remains to this day.
Mars is making an exact conjunction to the 12th house cusp. Mars in this position reinforces the Mars-12th house connection seen natally and in the solar return. It is representative of aggression and secret enemies. The shape of this chart is a locomotive with Mars as the leading planet. Mars is also making a 2d opposition to the vertex reinforcing the fated nature of the event. For quite a long time, Amanda genuinely thought the police were trying to gather as much information from her to locate Meredith’s killer, little did she know that they were trying to frame her for murder! They were also very aggressive with her, with one investigator repeatedly slapping her on the head to tell her to remember and using brutal coercion tactics to get a false confession.
Secondary progressions for December 4 2009
Moon at 14 Libra is making an exact conjunction with the ASC suggesting a very emotional time with huge mood swings an which your emotions are very difficult to hide from other people. It also puts a lot of attention from the public on your emotions- this relates back to many people judging her for her seemingly odd reactions to the death, unfortunately this also included the Italian prosecutors, police and judges.
With Mercury, Venus, Sun and Mars all in the 10th house and 7 planets angular (including moon from 12th as it is within a degree from ASC) it makes it very difficult to avoid the spotlight. Transiting Mars at 18 leo on December 4th was conjuncting these planets during the final phases of the court case, ending off with secondary progressed Mars at 16 leo just a couple of days before the 4th.
Tr Pluto at 2 Cap makes a 1d sesquiquadrate to Mars at 16 Leo and a 1d quincunx to Venus in the secondary progressed 10th house. Both Venus and Mars are connected with the natal 12th house and the SR 12th house.
Tr Saturn making a 2d quintile to Mercury (ruler of 12th house) in the secondary progressed chart. Saturn contacting the 12th house will tend to bring grief and obstacles in that house’s domain.
The ruler of the 12th house and 9th house, Mercury is conjunct the MC by 2d. As mentioned in the previous post the 9th house is higher education and foreign travel, the 12th house includes prison, secrets and grief. These two areas are connected in a very public way (MC is the highest point on the chart and represents public image). Mercury conjunct the MC also manifests in that her words and communication took on very important meaning and were scrutinized and distorted immensely- first in explaining the sequence of events the night of the murder and secondly implicating Lumumba in the murder.
The Mercury/Saturn midpoint is the same as the 12th house midpoint at 2 Libra. Transiting Saturn was at 3 Libra highlighting this point. This is descriptive of the forced censoring of Amanda’s voice, no one wanted to listen to her telling her side of the story and she was purposely silenced.
The overall shape of the chart is a locomotive with Jupiter as the leading planet. Jupiter was in the 12th natally bringing this house’s affairs to prominence.
Converse secondary progressed chart for December 4 2009
The ruler of the 12th house is the Sun and the Sun is making a 3d conjunction with Chiron in the 10th, this is a repeat of the theme we saw in the Solar Return chart with Jupiter ruler of the 12th being conjunct with Chiron in the 10th house. This conjunction in the converse chart occurs in Gemini- literally wounding due to problems communicating her personal truth made worse with language difficulties.
The Sun makes an exact sesquiquadrate with the vertex, the harsh aspect from the 12th house to the vertex has been a recurring theme of a fated negative event.
The Moon is making a 3d conjunction with the descendant. The ascendant-descendant are on the same axis and are two ends of a continuum. This aspect is mirrored in the direct secondary progressions with moon conjuncting the ASC.
The IC-MC axis is 4 Sag and 4 Gem. Note that LR critical Mercury at 4 Sag (critical degree) would be placed in direct opposition to the converse MC and SR Venus at 4 Gem (critical degree) would be placed on the MC reinforcing the public distortion of words (Mercury) and the 12th house matters (Venus) brought to the public in a highly televised trial. This axis also makes an exact semisextile (MC at 4 Gem) and quincunx (IC at 4 Sag) to natal Venus (ruler of Taurus in the 12th house) at 4 Cancer.
Solar Arc Directed for December 4 2009
Tr Venus at 4 Sag makes an exact opposition to Venus/Vertex midpoint at 4 Gem. Venus in the SA chart rules houses 1 and 8 and is placed in the 10th house. The first house is the physical body and personality, the tenth house is your public reputation and the 8th house is death. The vertex is unavoidable circumstances that play a part in shaping your destiny. People’s perceptions of Amanda’s personality caused her to have a negative reputation and thus implicated her in the death of Meredith Kercher, the situation unfolded in an erratic way that Amanda could not control.
Chiron is within 2d of the MC, reinforcing the extremely public wounding caused by lies about her character.
POF is making a 1d opposition to 12th house cusp. Natally POF is making a 1d opposition to Venus ruler of Taurus intercepted in the 12th house, thus POF does not represent good fortune in 12th house matters.
Tr Uranus at 22 Pis makes an exact opposition to the 12th house cusp at 22 Vir, a good indicator of shocking disruptions and upheaval.
Natally Uranus is the ruler of the 10th house and makes a semisquare to the MC by 2 minutes, predisposing her to sudden and unexpected changes of status and public reputation. Transiting Uranus at 22 Pisces is making a 1d semisquare to her natal MC at 8 Aquarius. The Solar Arc shows a 2d opposition from Uranus to the MC. The secondary progressed chart for December 4 2009 shows an exact biquintile from Uranus to the MC. With these three triggers to the natal promise, she suddenly goes from murder suspect to convicted murderer in a day!
Tr Jupiter at 21 Aqu and Tr Neptune at 23 Aqu make a 1d quincunx to the 12th house cusp. Jupiter represents higher education/ travel, Neptune represents lies and missing information. In combination with the 12th house of sorrow, we see how her pursuit of higher education in a foreign land brought her to a state of extreme sadness.
The 12th house cusp is exactly on the Pluto/Chiron midpoint, this symbolizes the wounding with the prison stay causing a deep transformation. When Pluto and Chiron combine, you are never the same again as it cuts straight to the most raw and vulnerable area. Amanda mentioned how she is not the same “chirpy Amanda” that her family knew, rather she is more guarded, less outgoing skeptical (1).
Tr Saturn conjunct Astrea. Astrea is the goddess of purity, innocence and justice. When Saturn contacts Astrea, one will have to work very hard to defend themselves in that regard as there will be people firmly intent on challenging you. The prosecution tried desperately by leaking the list of men Amanda slept with to paint her as promiscuous and deviant, a she devil capable of brutally murdering a woman in a sex game gone wrong. The theories that were brought up seemed to get progressively more outlandish. They even went to the extent of spending 182 000 euros in creating an animated video of the prosecution’s imagination of how the night may have gone (2). Although this was termed a “visual guide” and not actual evidence, it had the desired negative effects.
Midpoints are blending of the energies of two planets/ points. When they are triggered by transiting planets it brings their combined energy to life.
Charts in effect for December 4 2009
Tr Mercury is within a degree of converse secondary progressed Saturn/Neptune midpoint. This shows the extremely heavy karma associated with this whole ordeal.
Tr Venus at 3 Sag is within 1d of the midpoint of LR Saturn/ Astrea and exact on Saturn/ Black Moon Lilith. Tr Mars is within a degree of the natal Astrea/Black Moon Lilith midpoint. Tr Merc is within a degree of Solar Return Astrea/part of fortune midpoint. These transits show Amanda having to fight extremely hard as a woman to protect her reputation as she was being unfairly characterized as a she devil, whore and sexual deviant.
Tr Mars at 18 Leo is within a degree of the SR Sun-Saturn midpoint. Sun-Saturn represents very hard work, obligations, restrictions and challenges. When Mars activates this point it causes a lot of stress for an individual.
Tr Jupiter at 21 Aquarius is exact on the natal Jupiter/Saturn midpoint and Neptune/ North Node midpoint. Jupiter being associated with the natal 12th house takes causes it to bring up much more grief and sorrow rather than displaying its usual benefic nature.
Tr Saturn at 3 Libra is within a degree of natal Sun/Moon midpoint. The Sun-Moon midpoint is a tender point that is very important for relationships. Saturn hitting this point shows her difficulties in her relationship with Raffeale, several of his people wanted him to distance himself from Amanda to avoid further legal trouble. She also didn’t fully trust him for a while since she was tricked into believing that he took away her alibi by saying she wasn’t at his house the night of the murder.
Tr Saturn is within a degree of natal Venus/POF. Saturn brings misfortune for both her romantic relationship with Raffeale (symbolism of Venus) and for 12th house matters (Venus rules the house).
Tr Neptune is within a degree of the natal Moon-Jupiter midpoint. Tr Merc at 28 Sag is within a degree of the natal Moon/Neptune midpoint. Tr Merc is exact on the Secondary progressed Neptune/ POF midpoint. Jupiter is in the 12th house natally and the moon represents emotions and instinctual reactions. Neptune can cause people to see things much differently than they really are, throwing up a veil of illusion and foggy vision. I believe this contributed to people’s interpretation of Amanda kissing Raffeale outside of the villa after Meredith died. It was actually a kiss of sympathy/ comforting and they never thought about it, it was a instinctive response. However people thought they were being inappropriately sexual. This brought Amanda a lot of trouble and grief (12th house).
2. Sollecito, R. (2012). Honour Bound, My Journey to Hell and Back with
Amanda Knox. New York, NY: Gallery Books