The next president of the United States will be Joe Biden. While polling has not always been accurate in previous elections, there are reliable indicators one can look to in the heavens to predict the winner. Let's look at the western and vedic charts for both Joe Biden and Donald Trump, along with the transits on November 3rd 2020, the day of the election. I have picked a city from New York for convenience as the location for the election chart, though the location is not relevant for the timing. Almost all states close the polls by midnight eastern time on Nov 3rd and that is why the time was set for 11:59pm on the election day chart. There are some conflicting birth times for Trump, however I agree with the 9:51am time as it is a better fit than the 10:54am time on his birth certificate in terms of his other significant life experiences (marriage, the birth of his kids, parents' death, the start of his TV show for example).
For changes in career and public standing, the 10th house needs to be examined. Starting with Biden's western chart, we see the MC degree is 19 virgo, the 10th ruler mercury is at 21 scorpio, and the 10th dispositor is pluto at 7 leo. Transiting uranus which is symbolic of dramatic changes that forever alter one's life, and are sometimes out of the blue, shocking, unexpected and revolutionary is currently at 8 taurus and today (Oct 31st) there is a blue moon (second full moon in a calendar month) occurring exactly at 8 taurus, supercharging the degree. It’s associated with revelations, aha moments and secrets coming out into the open. Sometimes things can be done a certain way for years and then all of a sudden people can’t stand to do it that way anymore. Or sometimes you feel trapped or held down by your circumstances and Uranus gives the courage to break free and start fresh. Tr. Uranus is widely opposing mercury, widely trining the MC, and making a 1 degree square to pluto. Biden's moon is at 0 taurus so Uranus is making a wide conjunction to it and this blue moon activates it too. Though Uranus will bring unexpected significant changes to anyone's life when activating key chart indicators, it is pronounced in Biden as natally uranus is making many important aspects. For example, it makes an exact opposition to his ascendant, is square the nodes (points of fate) by 3 degrees, opposes the sun by 5 degrees, opposes venus by 4 degrees, and conjuncts saturn by 7 degrees. On May 26th 2021, there is an eclipse at 5 sagittarius which opposes his natal uranus by 3 degrees, so the energy of his uranus is being activated in multiple ways. The transiting uranus brings the fruits of his natal karma at this moment in time.
Transiting neptune at 18 degrees pisces is making a close opposition to the MC and conjunction to the IC and given that neptune is in the 10th natally, the energy is much enhanced. His presidency will elevate the underdog; he will give a voice to people who have been discriminated against and silenced. I think he will become known for bringing empathy and compassion back into the White House. Recently he has pledged to reunite children with their parents who were separated at the U. S. - Mexico border. With Kamala as VP, I have a feeling that race relations will become a priority. People will become more aware of how devastating white privilege combined with unconscious and implicit racial bias really is for minorities and how severely it holds back the country from progressing in every arena.
The eclipse that happened on July 5th 2020 at 13 capricorn was opposing his natal vertex at 17 cancer, a major point of destiny. The vertex gets activated at times when you meet your destiny, regardless of how hard you try, this is a force that is impossible to avoid. The eclipse that happened on January 10th 2020 at 20 cancer activates his natal exalted Jupiter at 25 cancer and vertex. This will be triggered in January 2021 when Biden gets sworn into office. Inauguration Day occurs every four years on January 20th or 21st if the 20th is a Sunday.
Uranus makes an exact conjunction to his descendant which gives a tendency to select partners who are very different from him and that people wouldn't necessarily expect him to be with. I think this relates to his pioneering nature when it came to selecting a visible minority woman as a VP, something that has never happened in history. Interestingly, Kamala selected pioneer as her secret service code name. It could also relate to him being a VP to Barack Obama who was also a pioneer as the United States first Black president. Another way he breaks the mould is that he will be the oldest man to assume office, at 78 years old. The moon is exalted which is excellent for popularity and making other people feel comforted and secure. It is at 0 degrees taurus and planets at 0 degrees give the purest energy of the sign they are in. Mercury is at critical degree 21 scorpio which denotes a very bright and articulate man with excellent communication skills. He thinks three steps ahead and anticipates the opponent's possible reactions to his moves, and that is why he wins in the end. Mars is strong in its own sign scorpio giving a warrior nature. The sun and venus so close to the ascendant give him the ability to thrive in the spotlight and present a charming and sophisticated, yet strong and capable demeanour. The scorpio stellium along with mars square pluto give a gritty strength and lasting endurance. It can be observed that still waters run deep. There is a lot of determination and fight within him, with immense resilience, ambition and persistence. Because it falls in the 12th house, people may not always give him the credit he is due and may underestimate his talents and abilities. I have heard people comment that his mental sharpness is going down (maybe due to his age and stereotypes about the elderly) but this is not at all true. Mars conjunct the 12th house cusp denotes secret enemies (in contrast to the 7th house which is open enemies). Saturn in the 7th gives plenty of open enemies as well!
Turning to the vedic chart, Biden is currently in the dasha jupiter-rahu until September 2022. Natally, Jupiter is very close to being at it's exact degree of exaltation (5 degrees cancer) so this is a huge blessing, and denotes an ability to always have protection when it's needed the most. This Jupiter gives a generous, charitable and benevolent disposition. Running the mahadasha of jupiter will bring him the pinnacle of his career. Transiting saturn and jupiter will be making a double transit (when they both aspect the same sign) on capricorn as of November 20th 2020 and will still be there by the time he is sworn into office. They will both be closing opposing his natal jupiter at the time of election. From the chandra lagna (moon as rising sign), capricorn is the 10th house of career so the double transit brings a career enhancing opportunity. His natal saturn is being activated by the eclipse on November 8th by just 1 degree and this is significant as saturn rules the 10th house from chandra lagna. Saturn is also the 4th house from the ascendant, so it reflects a change in his residence to the white house. The ruler of his vedic chart is mars. The transiting sun on Nov 3rd is making an exact conjunction to his mars, throwing him into the spotlight. This full moon happening today is closely making an opposition to his mars too.
Interestingly, Barack Obama's natal ascendant- descendant (asc-dsc) axis is 17 aquarius-17 leo, Trump's natal asc-dsc is 17 leo-17 aquarius, George Bush's natal asc-dsc is 7 leo- 7 aquarius, his father George H. W. Bush's natal asc-dsc is 26 leo- 26 aquarius, Clinton's converse secondary progressed (CSP) asc-dsc was 25 leo-25 aqu when he was first elected to office and Biden's secondary progressed (SP) asc-dsc currently is 22 aqu-22 leo. I believe that the president of a country is representative of the collective consciousness of that country at that time and that is why there are these similarities. In studying the president’s charts, I discovered there are several themes that tie these men from diverse backgrounds, life experiences, philosophies and belief systems together.
Moving to Trump's western 10th house indicators, we see his MC at 8 taurus, 10th house ruler venus at 25 cancer and the 10th house dispositor moon at 20 degrees sagittarius. Transiting uranus and this blue moon today fall exactly on his MC. For him this will manifest in the form of a tremendous loss of status as he wanted a second term just like all the U. S. presidents have been having since 1992. Transits are reflective of the individual's psychological state and the energy dominating at various time points in their life cycle. Transiting uranus on the election chart at 8 degrees 32 minutes taurus is literally 1 minute applying to Trump's MC at 8 degrees 31 minutes taurus! I believe this is compelling evidence of the 9:51am birth time. Characteristic of uranus bringing the unexpected, the loss will come as a big surprise to him. During his television debates and personal appearances on the campaign trail, I can tell he feels genuinely confident that he will win. This is despite him being aware that the early voting polls show he is trailing Biden by increasing margins in the electoral college votes needed to win in the key swing states. Trump had only won in 2016 because of the electoral college in those states, losing the popular vote by 3 million. The double transit of jupiter and saturn are closely opposing his venus and transiting pluto is giving venus a tight opposition which is signalling a change in his professional status and is indicative of him pursuing other business opportunities.
Transiting Uranus squares his pluto and as pluto is the ruler of his 4th house; this is indicative of him moving out of the White House (4th represents home). Pluto is symbolic of power and this represents the sudden loss of power he will soon have to deal with. With pluto in the 12th house this will bring him grief, sadness and a sense of isolation. Transiting north node will conjunct his sun as the chart ruler (leo is the ascendant) and this will push him to find ways he can re-invent himself as he re-enters the business world and seeks to gain back the popularity he had as a business man and TV show host.
Uranus is always prominent in the charts of presidents as they are in charge of the future of a particular country for a given time period and they have strongly developed vision—for better or for worse. In Trump’s chart, the overall chart shape is a bowl with lead planet Uranus at 17 degrees Gemini in the 11th house. Uranus is conjunct the sun and the north node, opposing the moon and making an exact sextile to the ascendant. Critical degrees are points of added power within a sign and in this case accentuate the intellectual prowess, persuasive communication skills and sharp wit of Gemini. Uranus is accidentally dignified in the 11th house, it therefore functions very strongly, being able to think outside the box and see future oriented potentials. In my opinion, his Uranus was put to very good use in the business sphere where he was a trailblazer in many respects. He was an excellent business man but as a political leader, he lacked empathy. He pushed forward unusual, eccentric and imbalanced ideas and policies which hurt many people.
Looking at the vedic chart, the transiting nodes are within a degree of his sun-moon opposition. This is a turning point for him, both professionally and personally, as the nodes bring highly fated events to pass (he was born with the sun-moon opposition closely conjunct the nodes). He has a kala sarpa yoga which means that all 7 planets are between the nodes. This gives less free will than average to a person as more of their life events are dictated by past karma. When the person experiences a nodal return (which Trump is now having) it will often signal a fall from grace which is a result of negative karma from past lives. With this yoga, sometimes the nodal return will bring a huge boost to social status but more often it seems to bring a reversal of fortune. It can also bring a blessing disguised as a curse or vice versa. I find that the moon conjunct the nodal axis aspected by one or more malefics (mars throws its forward square onto the moon-ketu) brings a tendency toward mental instability throughout life but is triggered more seriously when the nodes transit the moon (as they are currently for Trump). On the evening of the election day, the transiting moon will be in taurus closely conjunct his sun and opposing his moon. Fortunately, he was born on poornima, the brightest phase of the waxing full moon and has no dagdha (burnt) rashis. These rashis and their corresponding houses would otherwise suffer by being burnt. The bright moon balances out the fact that the moon is in its fall in scorpio. Poornima is the luckiest phase of the moon to be born under, it bestows fame, wealth and high position.
Not much happens without the effects of the eclipses activating a particular planet or house that is relevant to the area of life where major change happens. In 2016-2017 the eclipses ran along Trump’s natal asc-dsc axis thrusting him into the spotlight. For instance, on February 10th 2017 there was an eclipse at 22 leo, just 5 degrees away from his ascendant. There is a total solar eclipse on Dec 14th 2020 at 23 sagittarius and this is closely conjunct Trump’s moon and it makes a close opposition to his sun, it also runs along the nodal axis. Total lunar or solar eclipses have more power than partial eclipses. Eclipses are sometimes felt immediately during the week of the eclipse but sometimes they are felt a month or two before or after the date, sometime that year, and sometimes they get triggered by the transiting planets for up to 5 years after they occur (depends on the strength of the eclipse and how prominently in features in your chart). They can also be reflective of events that happen one calendar year before it. There is a solar eclipse on June 10th 2021 which falls at 19 gemini activating this configuration and his natal Uranus, and the same applies for the eclipse that happened on June 5th 2020 which was at 15 sagittarius. The eclipse that happened on January 10th 2020 was at 20 cancer and this activated his venus and saturn, both connected with the 10th house. This will be triggered around the time he leaves the White House in January 2021 when Biden is inaugurated. Trump is most definitely having to deal with the effects of his past karma for the next year, in which he will feel very little control over his life, and will be watching events happen that he doesn’t want to happen. This is a very fixed karma that is nearly impossible to change in terms of the external sequencing of events. But his emotional reactions and trying to cultivate an attitude of equanimity and grace will go a long way in terms of balancing this out and making things better for future lifetimes.
Trump was elected in November 2016 in rahu-mars, his last sub period of the rahu mahadasha. Mars is a very good planet for him. Jupiter is also a good planet for Trump and in July 2017, shortly after being sworn into office, he entered his Jupiter mahadasha. Jupiter was stationary when he was born and stationary planets become very powerful and auspicious. However, he is now in Jupiter-saturn and saturn is the weakest planet in his chart. You may refer to the figures below for information on the strength and auspiciousness of all the planets. Mars and jupiter have good overall scores. Saturn is the ava yogi, which is the planet that obstructs prosperity. It has the lowest vimshopaka score of all the planets at 5.3. Saturn has .74 in shad bala which is again the lowest score of all his planets. You can see looking at the auspiciousness graph, dominance graph and the vargavimshopaka chart that it is in the worst overall position of all the planets. In the vedasthana, saturn is in the second worst position. Biden is in Jupiter-rahu, we can’t measure the auspiciousness of rahu or ketu, though his Jupiter is one of his best planets on several of these measures. Rahu is his yogi planet (planet promoting prosperity).
Congratulations goes to Joe Biden as his hard work, determination, intelligence and strength is finally being rewarded. I am sure he will make a difference in many lives and use his powerful vision to guide the country to prosperity.
The composite chart is the midpoint of your planets and angles with another person. For example, if your sun is at 25 degrees gemini and your partner's sun is at 25 degrees cancer, the composite chart sun would be at 10 degrees cancer. This is because there is a 30 degree separation between the suns, so you must divide this in two to get 15 degrees, and then you add 15 degrees to the sun which is earlier in the zodiac, 25 degrees gemini. The result is 10 degrees cancer. Fortunately, there is software to calculate the composite chart, and you may create a free chart on www.astro.com. We think of the composite chart as useful for learning about the karma, strengths, weaknesses, personality and overall flavour of a relationship. This is the energy projected onto the world by the couple, and how they are viewed in society when they are together.
You can compare your natal planets and angles to the planets and angles of the composite to see how the relationship affects you. For instance, if your natal north and south nodes are the same as the composite's ascendant- descendant axis, this relationship will have a profound impact on you, and feel very fated, regardless of how long you stay together. If your moon is conjunct the IC of the composite, you will feel naturally at home with the person and may feel you get into deep conversations, sharing things you normally don't share with others so quickly, or at all. The relationship has an unusual comfort that develops at a fast pace, and you can find yourself pouring out your soul to this person.
We can see one-sided relationships through the composite, when one person's natal chart is highly activated and the other person's is not. For instance, if my natal sun-moon opposition falls close to the asc-dsc axis or MC-IC axis of the relationship chart, it will play an important role in my self-concept and self-development. I may have a high attachment to the relationship. For the relationship to be a long term, mutually engaging one, both people's natal charts must be activated by the composite. The synastry chart must be studied along with composite to get a comprehensive analysis.
I find that the composite is an invaluable tool for gaining insight into the themes and trends affecting a relationship at any given time period so I use it in my predictive readings. The transiting planets and eclipses affect a composite chart in the same way they affect a natal chart. The retrograde and direct motion of outer planets are relevant in the timing of energetic shifts. To help you to see how this operates, I will use an example of a couple who briefly dated. From the woman's perspective, she had met a man in the past few weeks whom she connected with immediately; she was thinking about him often and was able to share her innermost feelings. They spent hours talking on the phone every night and when they met in person it would be sweet and romantic. It felt to her that it was just the two of them regardless of how many people were there. He said the right things at the right times and she felt special with him.
Looking at their composite, the asc-dsc axis at 17 virgo-17 pisces was just one degree away from her sun-moon midpoint at 18 degrees virgo and was closely conjunct her solar arc directed asc-dsc axis. This is significant as it shows the degree of investment and hopes projected onto the relationship, at least from the woman's side. I could see the intensity of connection she felt in quite a few ways. To name some of the most important:
1. the composite vertex was 8 degrees away from the composite descendant,
2. his converse progressed asc-dsc axis was 4 degrees away from the composite asc-dsc axis,
3. his converse progressed vertex was exactly conjunct the composite vertex,
4. the composite nodes were 8 degrees from the composite asc-dsc axis,
5.his natal nodes were just 4 degrees away from the composite asc-dsc axis,
6.his progressed vertex made an exact conjunction to her natal sun,
7.the composite moon was 3 degrees away from the composite IC,
8. both of their natal moons were conjunct the composite chart IC, hers by 3 degrees and his by 8 degrees. Her converse progressed vertex made a one degree conjunction to the composite IC.
9. his secondary progressed venus was just 1 degree away from the composite asc-dsc axis, and was just 2 degrees away from her natal sun-moon midpoint.
10. his secondary progressed asc-dsc was 3 degrees away from her natal IC-MC and his secondary progressed MC-IC was just 2 degrees away from her natal asc-dsc axis.
11. his solar arc directed venus made an exact conjunction to her secondary progressed ascendant
12. her natal nodes were conjunct his natal asc-dsc axis by 8 degrees
Intensity and excitement do not necessarily translate into longevity and I wasn't optimistic regarding the long term potential. Looking at the aspects, it would be fair to conclude that they had a strong genuine mutual attraction with the potential for great emotional depth. At the same time, it was not real love nor the type of enduring karmic bond you would see in couples who marry or stay together for a long period. The main issues were caused by hard aspects to neptune. Neptune was of greater significance to her because her natal neptune made an exact conjunction to her natal vertex and squared her natal nodes by just 1 degree. Hard neptune aspects cause unrealistic expectations, putting the other on a pedestal, and being disappointed when the partner can't live up to those expectations. It can also cause people to be less than honest, vague, sometimes deliberately lying, confusing and gaslighting the other for their own purposes. With hard neptune aspects, we ignore red flags despite the advice of those closest to us. We can go to great lengths to justify what should not be justified, and to accept treatment we would not put up with from other people. We hope in vain the other person will change when there is no reasonable basis for it. We ignore objective information about their past and present to arrive at the conclusions we desire.
These are some of the most problematic neptune aspects:
1. There was an opposition between venus and neptune (I call this the heartbreak aspect) in the composite. Her progressed venus was opposed to their natal neptune, his natal venus made a quincunx (minor hard aspect) to their natal neptune and his converse progressed venus was oppose their natal neptune, all within 2-3 degrees. Her converse progressed venus was square their natal neptunes (widely).
2. Though the composite showed a trine between mercury and neptune, her secondary progressed neptune made an exact opposition to his natal neptune and his natal mercury squared her natal neptune which made miscommunication and both concious and unconscious deceit prominent. They both heard what they want to hear from the other.
3. His solar arc directed moon made a one degree conjunction to her natal neptune. This is a highly idealistic and sensitive aspect. At the same time, people try to shape the relationship into something it can't be and get disappointed when the other's human flaws become more apparent.
4. Her natal mars was opposite his natal neptune. His mars (which was his 7th house ruler) squared his own and her natal neptune. His neptune squared his asc-dsc axis. Because of his natal aspects, he had a strong natural tendency to see partners not as who they were but who he wanted them to be. This would stay with him all his life and affect all his partners.
In addition to this, looking at the chart for the day they had their first date, transiting venus, sun, and mars were widely square their natal neptune and the asc-dsc axis of the first date chart. The transiting moon, saturn, north node and pluto were widely conjunct their natal neptune. The ascendant of the first date chart was 15 degrees capricorn, meaning that it made a conjunction to their natal neptune and had transiting saturn, north node and pluto within 5 degrees of the ascendant.
There was good reason to believe that her feelings would abruptly change with the direct motion of neptune, when the rose colored glasses came off. This was set to happen about 7 weeks from the date they met.
Transiting neptune on the day they met was at 16 degrees pisces and it was retrograde. For saturn, uranus, neptune and pluto, we can feel the energetic shift for a week before they go direct and before they go retrograde. Six days before neptune turned direct, she had a change of heart and informed him she didn't see a future for them romantically. There was an eclipse at 4 degrees capricorn that made a conjunction to both of their natal neptunes at 7 degrees capricorn. This eclipse occurred a month after she broke up with him. Keep in mind each person must have their own personal transits signalling a break up, the transiting neptune and the eclipse are just a few triggers.
Eclipses can have their effects retroactively for up to a year or can be triggered by transits for up to 5 years after they occur (depending on the power of that particular eclipse). The eclipse can show its effects around the actual day/week of the eclipse, or perhaps the preceeding or following month, if this is so it does not need a planetary transit for its effects. This is in contrast to new and full moons in which the strongest effects are always felt within the month, if it does activate an important point in your chart. The new and full moons always fall in a house where its possible you feel some effect but you may not notice anything significant unless it makes a hard aspect (including a conjunction) to a planet, angle, vertex or node.
As relayed to me, it was a shock to him. She felt she was being fair because a few weeks prior, she clearly communicated the issues she saw in the relationship, along with suggestions on how to make things better. He listened and said he would try to change the behaviour that most upset her, and then never made any effort to change. She was willing to adjust her expectations but he was not meeting her halfway. The fact that he did not try at all was the last straw, because this showed he didn't value her. His sun and south node fell in her natal 2nd house, and his converse progressed mercury right on the cusp of her natal 2nd house, so he had a greater effect on her sense of self-worth than usual. She kept in touch with him for a couple months after that via phone and text, to see whether they may function better as friends. It was difficult because she felt he wasn't making an effort to stay in touch with her and was distant during their conversations, despite verbally saying he wanted to stay friends. Finally, as neptune crossed the composite descendant, 4-5 months after they met, her feelings for him changed permanently as she reflected on his behaviour and felt he was not at the man he pretended to be in the beginning. It was clear to her she did not want him in her life as either a friend or a lover. With the direct motion of neptune, she was able to think clearly and let him out of her heart and mind.
In Vedic Astrology we have a rare alignment of planets happening, that hasn't happened for thousands of years. The next time this combination will happen is in 200 years. Every planet except for Venus are simultaneously in their own signs or exalted, making them tremendously powerful and auspicious. All the planets feel very comfortable in these signs, allowing them to exert their influence to their highest potential. This means this is an excellent time for launching any new projects, conceptualizing new plans or formulating goals, meeting new people, filing a lawsuit, interviewing for a job, sending out resumes, going on vacation, opening a business, and grand openings of any sort. However, Venus is getting a square from Mars and opposition from Saturn, so it's not the best time for marrying or dating or anything else Venusian.
Children born on these days will be extremely special and will have many unusual talents and incredible knowledge in particular domains. Interestingly they would have been conceived just before COVID 19 struck the world, in January 2020. We are lucky to have a few exalted planets in our charts but to have this many is unbelievably fortunate, and an indicator of some very good karma. I'm predicting a much larger percentage of old souls that will be greatly increasing the collective consciousness of the world with messages we need to hear to evolve. There will be people who change the course of history in this group. Of course, one needs to study the chart as a whole, particularly where the planets fall and the aspects they make to get a complete picture of the karmic blueprint.
Note that I am referring to the birth chart (rasi). In the navamsha it is a little more common to have multiple planets in their own signs or exalted. The navamsha takes effect in your mid thirties or upon marriage, whichever is earlier. For instance, I have 5 planets (Saturn, Mars, Venus, Jupiter and the Sun) in their own sign or exalted and this definitely occurs more often than it would in the birth chart (though it is still relatively rare to have 4 or more planets exalted or in their own signs in the navamsha as well).
Sun is in Leo until September 16th
Mercury is in its sign of exaltation in Virgo from September 1st to September 22nd
Mars is in its own sign in Aries until October 3rd though there is a retrograde starting tomorrow and lasting until November 13th
Jupiter is in Sagittarius until November 20th
Saturn is in Capricorn until January 2023
Rahu and Ketu will be in Taurus and Scorpio, their signs of exaltation on September 23rd and will stay there for about 18 months.
The Moon is exalted in Taurus on September 8th-10th and in its own sign Cancer from September 13th-15th
Out of this time period, the best days are September 8th-10th and 13th-15th because that will be when the moon is happiest and in any venture that you start, the moon always represents you, in addition to the planet ruling the first house.
One of my favourite practices for transformation and connecting with one's inner knowing is the labyrinth. As one walks from the outer to the inner circle, fresh ideas appear, sometimes to problems that have been with you for years. You pose a question, or repeat a mantra, word or phrase, and stay open to the guidance that will come as you slowly walk along the path. It is a metaphor for life, the labyrinth takes you on a path of twists and turns, sometimes you feel closer to the center and sometimes you are much further out, but ultimately you reach the center, which could be thought of as your destiny. All the people and experiences along the way, some not understood at the time, were preparing you for where you are ultimately supposed to be. You don't need to worry about making a wrong turn, because there are no wrong turns. There is one path that was meant for you that will lead you to the center. Nothing can stop you from reaching there. When you arrive, all the twists and turns will finally make sense. They shaped and prepared you for what was rightfully yours all along.
On May 7th this year, we celebrate Buddha Purnima. Vesak commemorates the birth, enlightenment and passing of the Buddha and therefore has tremendous spiritual energy which is conducive for spiritual practices, sacred ceremonies and rituals. It is also helpful for repairing relationships and ability to forgive. This is in line with Buddha's compassion, empathy, and mission to be of service to others from all walks of life. Buddhists believe that living in accordance with the Four Noble Truths should lead one to live a life of peace and equanimity.
I created a vision board in honour of the full moon yesterday as the energy favours concentration on what you want to manifest. Repeating affirmations and words that you want to be part of your character on a regular basis is something that can help change the subconscious programming of the mind, especially when done right before going to bed.
Purnima marks a time when the moon is fully bright, and in vedic astrology it is most auspcicious to be born on a full moon because it gives a bright mind that has full consiousness. Being born on the full light of the moon, there is prosperity, peace, wisdom and a deeper understanding of the divine intelligence of the Universe. You can not have any daghda "burnt" rashis when born on the purnima moon which is excellent because the two rashis normally affected give a certain weakness. Even if it does not affect the material significations of a house, it hinders the person's full enjoyment of it (Sutton, 2012).
The best time in western astrology to create a vision board is on the new moon in aries (aries is the sign of new beginnings) or during vesak. In vedic astrology, it would be any of the full moons. During the time that the sun transits your 11th house in either your western or vedic chart is also a great time for creating a vision board or writing down your dreams and goals.
Sutton, K. (2012). Chapter 5, Tithi. Personal Panchanga. The Wessex Astrologer
Sir Richard Branson (July 18th 1950) is an entrepreneur and founder of the Virgin group comprised of over 200 companies in 30 different countries including Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Records, Virgin Mobile, Virgin Galactic and Virgin America. He has an estimated net worth of about $3.7 billion as of April 5th 2020 according to the Forbes list. Interestingly, he has the combination 1-8-9 so often seen in powerful and influential people: his birthday and expression number are 9, his personality number is 1 and his soul urge is 8. Number 1 provides leadership and entrepreneurial skill, number 9 provides leadership ability, skill of connecting with diverse people and a global outlook, and number 8 provides business sense, work ethic and ambition. He has a Master number life path of 22/4 showing a capacity for genius and future oriented vision which complements practical ambition. This combination results in innovative, out of the box thinking and action that leaves a long lasting legacy. Richard is also an excellent example of the philanthropic nature of 22/4.
Let us examine connections between the 2nd and 11th houses so any of its aspects to the 2nd or 11th house promote wealth accrual. d=degrees
Let us take a look at the 2nd house. On the cusp is Virgo showing that Richard is detail oriented, hardworking, concrete and practical in his approach to earning money. The Moon shows us emotional needs for security and comfort. The Moon in Virgo is conjunct the 2nd house cusp by one degree showing that money could be tied to his sense of security, happiness and self- esteem. In any case, he has an emotional attachment to financial abundance. The Moon and 2nd house cusp make a 4-5 degree opposition with Jupiter. This Jupiter influence contributes to expansion, favour and blessings. Placed in the 8th house shows that he gains a lot of money from other people and his investors of his hundreds of companies certainly testify to this. The Part of Fortune in the second house gives a natural burst of luck and fortune to earned income.
Saturn is in the 2nd house giving him the qualities of persistence, determination, resiliency and willpower to overcome obstacles. He was dyslexic and had trouble in grade school and high school. He dropped out of high school. His trouble may be shown astrologically with the ruler of the third house Mercury in the 12th house representing grief, pain and losses. The dispositor of Mercury, the Sun, is also in the 12th house which accentuates the trouble in lower education (grade school and high school). Yet it was this failure that motivated him to start his first venture selling magazines and he made good profit. Even after he was forced to sell his record company in 1992, he learned from this mistake and went on to found hundreds of more successful companies. However, Saturn is the taskmaster and will not let you get away with anything that isn’t right, especially in the areas governed by the house that it is placed in and rules; it is karmic reward and punishment. Saturn placed in the 2nd house can give problems with finances if you are dishonest or steal from others. In his early twenties he started Virgin Mail, a mail order retail record company. However there was a postal strike and he had to change it into a discount record retailer, at first this caused him to go thousands of dollars in debt. Feeling desperate, he devised a scam whereby he could evade tax payments on his merchandise. However he was caught and given jail time. It cost him $45 000 to get set free. However, he remained persistent and worked hard to get out of the $90 000 in accumulated business debt, government fines and taxes that he owed. This is characteristic of his number 8 soul urge, which vibrates to Saturn. He had a lot of challenges in his earlier years but with time, discipline and persistence he managed to pull himself out of the trouble.
Richard started his entrepreneurial ventures in the music industry. Characteristic of the number 1 personality number, he started a recording studio and signed on successful artists such as Mike Oldfield, Sex Pistols, Culture Club, Rolling Stones, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Janet Jackson, and Genesis. Virgin Music became one of the top six record companies in the world. Notice that his 10th house cusp is Aries which is ruled by Mars- excellent for entrepreneurship and Mars is conjunct Neptune- the planet associated with music and artistic expression. The 2nd house ruler Mercury is in the 12th house (Neptune’s house) and one manifestation is earning money through musical expression. Neptune is making an exact quintile to Mercury strengthening his tendency to think along musical or artistic lines. As ruler of the 10th house, Mars makes a one degree quintile to Mercury in the 12th house showing that good communication skills and non-linear thinking would be critical in earning success in his career. He regularly makes investments which go against traditional business tactics and mainstream corporate practice. David Sheff commented in Forbes that Branson was "One of the world's most fertile businessmen with highly unorthodox methods". This proclivity towards unusual creative methods could also partially be attributed towards an out of bounds Uranus and a life path of 22/4.
Barbara Walters (September 25th 1929) paved the way for women in journalism with her prestigious career spanning over five decades. She has made a lot of ‘firsts’ in her career and is a trailblazer in every sense of the word. Although Barbara doesn’t see herself as a trailblazer, the world certainly does. Katie Couric says of Barbara, “She was an early ballbuster, and I mean that in the nicest possible way,” “She rattled a lot of cages before women were even allowed into the zoo.” I watched her on an episode of Oprah’s Master class and her story certainly is an inspirational one. Barbara attributes her success to knowing how to properly use her luck, which she acknowledges she got a lot of, as well as her determination to overcome obstacles. She says of her career, "It has been an absolutely joyful, rewarding, challenging, fascinating and occasional bumpy ride and I wouldn't change a thing." I think the secret of my success is that I persevered. I didn’t give up. I didn’t say this is a lousy job, and I’m unhappy, and I’m going to quit. I went through the tough times, and they were tough. And I was fortunate that I came out on the other end.”
Barbara has a Libran ascendant. The ruler of the Ascendant is Venus and at 29 degrees Leo, Venus makes an exact conjunction to the fixed star Regulus. Regulus is a benevolent star giving courage, a significant rise in status from birth, power, authority, wealth and association with influential people. Venus makes a trine to the Moon, ruler of the career house (10th house) and a trine to Mercury, dispositor of the 10th house. Therefore, the positive attributes of Regulus extend into her career. The Sun is placed in Libra making a tight conjunction to the Ascendant from the 12th house. People who have the Sun so close to the ascendant tend to have their light shine forth brightly on first impression. The warmth and glory of the Sun is reflected as a personality with much creativity, vitality and heart. Because the Sun is placed in the 12th house it gives her the talent in bringing hidden matters to the surface, she is able to tap into the collective unconscious, understand what the public wants to know and then skillfully design her questions with the intention of obtaining that information. She was quoted as saying “Wait for those unguarded moments. Relax the mood and, like the child dropping off to sleep, the subject often reveals his truest self”. The Libran Sun gives her the relationship orientation, tact, diplomacy and social skills needed to conduct in depth, intimate interviews.
The sign on her MC is Cancer. This gives her the ability to make people feel at home and to put them at ease in interviews. She is sensitive to their needs. She notably leaves a positive impression on the people whom she interviews even though she asks many tough questions in a direct way. The ruler Moon is placed in Gemini, meaning that for her to feel comfortable she must be allowed her freedom to express her thoughts and ideas. She thrives on engaging in conversations about a wide variety of topics. Barbara enjoys constant learning and filling her mind with new knowledge. The Moon is placed in the 9th house indicating that foreign travel, culture and people will play a big role in her career. Indeed, she has travelled all over the world having interviews with leaders and other notable people worldwide. Her breakthrough came when she went to India and Pakistan with the First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, after which she was given significantly more responsibility at the network. Her good fortune in foreign travel and interviewing foreigners can also be partly attributed to Jupiter being placed in Gemini in the 9th house. The Moon is closest to the MC. I find that people who gain mass popularity often have the Moon connected with their MC in some way. This is probably because it gives intuitive understanding of the needs and wants of the public.
The planet of transformation, Pluto, is placed in her 10th house. Pluto is the researcher, investigator and analyzer, always digging until they get to the core of issues, the truth behind the secrets and to the very heart of people. Pluto is power, control, death and rebirth and rising up from the ashes. Pluto in the tenth house shows some of these themes prominent in the career. Her need for control in her interviewing career is reflected in her statement "When you're interviewing someone, you’re in control. When you're being interviewed, you think you're in control, but you're not." Many of the people she has interviewed have experienced significant shifts in public perception after being on the show.
Barbara’s exact Mercury-Mars conjunction in the first house gives her the skill of using words to get her point across in an articulate yet direct manner. Mercury-Mars does not waste time in idle talk, they cut to the chase and have little patience for beating around the bush. This is a sign of a very sharp mind, quick learner and there is a skill for expressing oneself both orally and via the written word. Sometimes Mercury-Mars can be too cutting, blunt or aggressive with their words so the fact that this conjunction occurs in peacemaking Libra softens this tendency. Mercury is stationary in her chart showing its immense power. Stationary planets are very concentrated in their energy and often give a person a highly unusual gift in the planet’s domain. In her case, we can easily see that her talent for communication and broadcasting has made her one of the most powerful and respected women in the world. Since her 10th house ruler is the Moon in Gemini, Mercury becomes the dispositor of the house. Further, Mercury makes a square to Pluto in the 10th house so we see why Mercury is critical to her career. The Mercury-Pluto square gives her endless curiosity, skill for analyzing behaviour, the talent and skill to probe right to the core of the issue, an investigative mind that is interested in the truth and nothing but the truth. Her words have a transformative impact on people.
Uranus in the 7th house making a conjunction to her descendant and clearly shows the pioneering nature of Uranus applied to one on one relationships (7th house). The connection of Uranus with her career can be seen in the one degree trine between Moon (ruler of 10th house of career) and Mars (ruler of 7th house of one on one relationships where Uranus is placed). Uranus also makes a 2 degree quintile to the Moon showing that engaging with people one on one, especially Uranian type people, could play a role in her career and public standing.
Among her “firsts” and record breakers
Uranus near the 7th house cusp can also be interpreted by her interviewing Uranian type characters: larger than life personalities, trailblazers, highly original and inventive thinkers, people with outstanding accomplishments that set them apart from the crowd and generally people who society term out of bounds for better or for worse. She has interviewed every U.S. president and First Lady since Richard and Pat Nixon, the Dalai Lama, Margaret Thatcher, Oprah Winfrey, Hugo Chavez, Barbra Streisand, Fidel Castro, Muhammad Ali, Lucille Ball, John Wayne, Anwar Sadat, Fred Astaire, Ringo Starr, Audrey Hepburn, Katherine Hepburn, Willie Nelson, Henry Kissinger, Walter Cronkite, Muammar Gadhafi , Jay Leno, Clint Eastwood, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Jackson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vladimir Putin, Tom Cruise, Anna Wintour Bashar al-Assad, Shah Reza Pahlavi, Jiang Zemin, Vladimir Putin, Beyoncé Knowles, Angelina Jolie, Tina Fey, Truman Capote, Maria Callas, Tiger Woods, Andre Agassi,Yitzhak Rabin, Indira Gandhi, and Bing Crosby among many others. The vertex is a point that represents fated encounters with people and events that forever change your view and experience of the world. In her chart, the vertex makes a one degree conjunction with Uranus showing that her destiny was fulfilled through these Uranian one on one interviews.
Life path 1:
This is the life path of people whose purpose it is to strike out on their own, be pioneers and blaze new trails. They are excellent leaders and naturally want to take risks and try out innovative ideas. They are independent and do their best work on their own, where they have full creative control. Number 1 corresponds to the Sun in astrology and we saw the Sun’s prominence in her chart. She likes to shine brightly and to have people respect and admire her, she is happiest when they do. Her intensity number is also 1 and accentuates her confidence, competitiveness and drive to be at the top.
People born on a 7 day have a mind that is particularly suited towards research, analysis and investigation. They are excellent thinkers and like to contemplate the bigger questions in life. They are observant of people and can be questioning and critical at times, however this can be useful for improvements that society needs. They are detail oriented and can be perfectionistic, never stopping until everything is just right. Number 7 people like a certain amount of solitude, being in nature refreshes them.
Birth Name: Barbara Jill Walters
Expression and personality 22/4:
This double influence can be seen in her willingness to work hard, the long hours she puts in to her work and the many personal sacrifices she has made for her career. Number 22/4 vibrates to Uranus and we have seen that Uranus is angular and prominent in her personality. Number 4 likes to build structures, they will implement their plan in a pragmatic fashion. They have good vision and set goals that are admirable but still achievable. This belief can be seen in her quotes “’One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time” and “work harder than everybody. You’re not going to get it by whining and you're not going to get it by shouting, and you're not going to get it by quitting. You're going to get it by being there." Number 22 is the Master Builder and likes to leave a legacy. She is quoted as saying “"I can't tell you how much pleasure it gives me when some smaller, young woman comes up to me and tells me of her achievements. That's my legacy". In another interview she says “But the fact that I persevered and succeeded in what was so much a man’s world- the world of television news- gives me great pride. That’s my legacy, it’s not a particular interview I did. That’s nice, but who cares? It’s that maybe I made it easier for the next woman.
Soul urge 9:
Number 9 has a talent for understanding different people from a diverse range of backgrounds and being able to get along with them. They appreciate people’s differences and genuinely try to understand their beliefs. Number 9 has a desire to change the world for the better and help people who are disadvantaged. Barbara’s humanitarian side can be seen in her generous contributions to various charitable organizations.
Louise Hay (October 8th 1926) is a pioneer in bringing into the public’s awareness the mind-body connection and how our thoughts literally create our experiences. She has made famous the use of affirmations in healing one’s life, demonstrating its power in pulling herself out of her impoverished upbringing to running a publishing empire. She is the founder of Hay House, a successful publishing company that focuses on books, CDs and conferences in the self- help field.
Her ascendant is in Leo, giving her the warmth, generosity and dignified bearing that she wears well. Her personality number is 1 which is the number that vibrates to the Sun. These two influences make her a generous and popular leader. The ruler Sun is placed in the third house of communications, broadcasting and publishing thus it makes sense that this is her life focus and passion.
Let us look at the MC and tenth house to analyze her career. First we notice that Chiron at 0 degrees Taurus is making a conjunction out of sign to the MC in Aries. Chiron is the wounded healer, with its proximity to the MC, it is apparent why she is now known as a spiritual healer. If we look at her 4th house, we find the moon is in its detriment Scorpio and also Saturn is placed there. Her birthday is on the 8th, the number vibrating to Saturn. Often people born on the 8th will have a childhood and adolescence with many challenges, obstacles and hardships. There is a struggle to find power within themselves to overcome these roadblocks to success. The Moon brings feelings of betrayal, violence, anger and unfairness in the home. Saturn is bringing excessive restrictions, burdens and a lack of material resources. The dispositor of both Moon and Saturn is Pluto in the 12th house. The 12th house represents grief, suffering, isolation and unfair circumstances. It is easy to understand astrologically why early on in life she lived in poverty and abuse. Her stepfather was violent within the home. She was raped by a neighbour at age 5. The sun makes a tight square to Pluto so it makes sense that as a child she experienced violence from males who were authority figures to her. When she was 15 she was pregnant and dropped out of high school. At 16, she gave her baby up for adoption. She then moved to Chicago and took a variety of low paying jobs. Her luck started to change when she moved to New York and became a high fashion model. This is fitting since she was born on Friday, the day of Venus which corresponds to fashion, beauty and modelling. While doing this she met a wealthy English man, Andrew Hay and got married. She said in You Can Heal Your Life (the movie) that he had taught her social skills and she travelled the world and met with many notable people. After 14 years of marriage, they got divorced when he left her for another woman.
A turning point in her life came when she found the First Church of Religious Science, where she was exposed to the idea that if you can change your thoughts, you can change your life. She read tons of books that discussed that idea even though she was never particularly interested in reading in school. She became a Religious Science practitioner and began helping people with affirmations to change their material circumstances and heal their bodies. In the late 70s she found that she had cancer and linked it with her inability to forgive others for her childhood circumstances. She did not want medical treatment and decided to choose forgiveness, therapy, nutrition, reflexology and occasional enemas to treat it. Her methods worked and her cancer was gone. Soon after she wrote down all the physical illnesses and their emotional causes such as anger, frustration and unwillingness to forgive in a pamphlet. This information got included in her first book You Can Heal Your Life which included affirmations for many areas of life including health, finances, family, relationships, prosperity, and career among others. She was working with groups of men with AIDS and from her living room she went to larger venues and her work caught the attention of Oprah Winfrey and Phil Donahue who invited her to their respective shows the same week. Her book hit the New York Times Bestseller list. In 1987, she founded Hay House publishing company which features books, CDs, calendars and other products by thought leaders in New Age and spirituality. Her expression number is 7 which is the number of the writer and publisher. She has since written many other books devoted to healing different areas of people’s lives. Thus the themes of Chiron are very evident in her public image, she was able to turn her wounds into wisdom and put it into practice in her own life. After she gained self-mastery she was able to help others put affirmations to effective use in their own life, becoming a powerful spiritual healer.
The sign Aries is on the cusp and the ruler Mars is placed in the 10th house. Her life path is 9, the number that vibrates to Mars. The number 9 adds the humanitarian side to her career, helping people who are experiencing difficulties regain their self- confidence and vitality. When the ruler of a house is placed in the house, it grants fortune in that area of life. Aries is the sign of the entrepreneur, someone who has bright ideas and seeks a new and better way to implement them. They take the lead and don’t wait for others to give them an opportunity, they create their own opportunities. She is a pioneer and entrepreneur in the self- help and New Age fields. Mars in the tenth house shows that her ambition, drive and energy are devoted to her career. Mars is in Taurus showing the solid persistence and determination and steady way in which she pursued her objectives. She has built a solid foundation for her success. The dispositor of Mars is Venus and Venus in the dispositor of the 10th house. Venus is placed in Libra in the 3rd house. This shows the connection between communications, broadcasting, publishing and her career and public image. Note that Venus is very comfortable in its own sign Libra and can express itself with full effectiveness. When the dispositor of a house is in its own sign or exalted it brings fortune to the house. Moreover, her soul urge number is 6 which vibrates to Venus. This has given her the desire to serve people through her writing by advising them how to change their mindset and by extension their reality.
Taking a look at her 3rd-9th house axis we find that Uranus is making a tight conjunction to the 9th house cusp. Uranus is the planet of pioneers, innovation, inventors, geniuses, future trends/ thinking and revolution. It is fitting that Louise was a pioneer in the mind-body connection by demonstrating that affirmations can change the circumstances of our life. Although the mind-body connection is widely accepted now, it was not in the 1970s when she first brought it to public awareness. She was a thinker far ahead of her time and revolutionized this idea. She founded Hay House, a publishing company that promotes many creative thinkers, some of whom seem to be ahead of their time.
Mercury, planet of communications is also the ruler of the third house of communications and is placed at 27 degrees Libra in the 4th house making an exact opposition to the MC. In fact this particular aspect is the closest major aspect in her natal chart so it is powerful. We see here another linkage of the third house and the tenth house. Any planet making a tight aspect to the MC will have a profound influence on the direction a person chooses to take in their career and will become intimately associated with their public image. In this case, she is an eloquent, thought provoking speaker and prolific, famous author. She travels the world educating people how to heal themselves with specifically worded affirmations using words to their best effect. She has also made a film about her life and appeared on television and radio numerous times.
The Moon makes an opposition to the MC out of sign. I often find that people who gain immense popularity with the public have the Moon connected with the MC. I think it is due to an intuitive understanding of what the public wants and a sensitivity to their needs. Louise has made a career out of teaching people to heal their negative emotions and change their life through the use of affirmations. The moon’s dispositor Pluto is in the 12th house. Earlier we saw that her upbringing was adversely affected both physically and emotionally because of the immense sorrow and losses the 12th house can bring. However, later in life the better part of the 12th house (spirituality, meditation, enlightenment, connecting with the divine) became more accessible to Louise. She was able to transform (Pluto) her emotions (Moon) through meditation and spiritual methods (12th house). Pluto in Cancer is tightly conjunct the fixed star Sirius. Sirius brings fame, honours, creative talents and riches. Since she was able to transform her emotions, she was able to heal herself and also heal others and by doing so she has received many accolades and honours. Since Pluto is conjunct her North Node we see that this was an important part of her destiny and she is fulfilling her karmic purpose and growing in the right ways by doing this.
Her second house cusp makes a conjunction to Neptune. Noteworthy here is Neptune’s three degree conjunction with Regulus. Regulus is a kingly star and bestows honour, wealth and fame, it is a great boon to have it connected with your house of earned income. The second house ruler is the Sun and the Sun is placed in the third house of communications meaning that she will likely earn her money by public speaking, writing or broadcasting. The sun in Libra shows how her tact, diplomacy and excellent social skills helped her excel in a profession that demands these qualities. She is not aggressive in promoting herself, often stating that she is a teacher, not a salesman and people come to her for help. She does not feel she needs to convert everyone, including skeptics to her side.
Frank Sinatra (December 12th 1915) was one of the most popular and influential singers and actors of the 20th century with a career spanning over 50 years. His legacy endures today with his numerous bestselling and critically acclaimed songs, movies and television specials, which he won an Emmy, Academy award and Grammy Lifetime Achievement award among many others He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1985, the highest civilian in America.
Number 3 is the quintessential showman, entertainer and performer. It is a number of creativity displayed through artistic and musical expression. It is worth noting that the name “Frank Sinatra” has a personality and soul urge 3. His name at birth Francis Albert Sinatra, had an expression and personality number 3. Either way, 3/5 his core numbers are 3 showing that he is the classical 3 and displays its characteristics strongly. Its vibrating planet Jupiter is optimistic, upbeat and expects things to work out positively. His natal Jupiter is in Pisces, the sign it traditionally rules, thus it has strong positive expression especially being in the 5th house of performance, self- expression and creativity. The Sagittarian influence adds a great sense of humour and enthusiasm. Another major influence is Neptune conjunct his MC by 1 degree. Neptune is the planet of sophistication, glamour, musical and artistic expression. The moon in Pisces (Neptune’s ruled sign) is conjunct the 5th house of creativity and performance by 1 degree from the 4th house. One can say he had an emotional need to be recognized and have an admiring audience for his creativity and performances in acting and singing. He also had an ability to communicate his feelings nonverbally through body language and to understand that the same of others, which helped him connect with his fans. The Moon and Jupiter in Pisces inclined him towards daydreaming and fantasies, which he wrote songs about: “If You Are But a Dream,” and “Put Your Dreams Away”. When you put all these elements together, you get one of the world’s best artistic performers.
As a teenager Sinatra was influenced by Bing Crosby and that inspired him to choose singing as a career. In an interesting twist of fate, he became the second most popular male singer after Bing Crosby and topped Bing’s audience at the New York Paramount. After singing with the Dorsey band that consistently topped the charts, he struck out on his own. By 1942 he had gained enormous success, earning him the nicknames “Frankieboy,” “The Sultan of Swoon,” and, “The Voice.”. The latter name was his most popular and we see that the ruler of the MC in Leo is the Sun and the Sun is tightly conjunct Mercury in the 2nd house. Mercury is at critical degree 17 Sagittarius giving it extra power. Mercury is out of bounds showing his ability to think outside the box. His ability to think outside the box is even more potent with Uranus being tightly conjunct the North Node in Aquarius, his ability to be inventive and original is critical to his personal growth. He is meant to revolutionize his field. Mercury governs communication skills, your ability to get your message across to people both orally (singing, acting) and in writing (songs). This means that his excellent ability to get his message across in an original way plays a key role in his career success. The second house has an affinity to Taurus which rules the throat showing that a possible career could feature his voice in music such as singing. Mercury is strengthened as its dispositor Jupiter is strong in its traditionally ruled sign Pisces and in the creative 5th house enabling him to be innovative and charismatic in his live performances. The focus on his communication skills is also shown by the ascendant ruler Venus being in the 3rd house (Mercury’s house).
His striking good looks, charisma and ability to make the ladies swoon may be partially explained by Venus being out of bounds. This also helped him in amassing wealth and living in luxurious surroundings. Venus surpasses its own boundaries and supercharges its qualities. Note that F, the first letter of his first name vibrates to 6 which is Venus’s number. The expression of Frank Sinatra is also 6. Thus, we can see why Venus’s traits are so strongly visible in Sinatra. In addition to his natural good looks, he was very well dressed and had impeccable style. To be commercially successful as a performer you need to have an abundance of charm, charisma and power of attraction. You need to not only memorize scripts and sing lyrics, but also to embody the character and feel the song’s emotions so that people really believe your character and the emotion behind your song. Sinatra was fortunate in that he knew how to use nonverbal communication such as body language and facial expression (Moon, Jupiter in Pisces) and combine it with his verbal expression (Mercury) so that he really embodied the character.
The Sun as ruler of MC made a tight square to Jupiter and the MC in Leo makes a tight sesquiquadrate to Jupiter, giving him Jupiter’s fortune and lucky breaks in his career and also appearing generous and in good cheer towards the public. Jupiter being in the 5th house shows that performing, leadership and creative self-expression are linked to his career. Mars in Leo gave him the fiery desire and ambition to succeed in his career and earn the respect of an adoring audience, it is strengthened by being conjunct fixed star Regulus giving fame, honour and wealth. As the 4th-10th house is the parental axis, it is fitting that his father was a fireman, Mars represents fire. His mother was nicknamed “Hatpin Dolly”, and was well known for her fiery volatile Ligurian personality. It is interesting to see that his academy award for best supporting actor in From Here to Eternity was for playing a soldier stationed in Hawaii leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbour. Soldiers and war are both symbolized by Mars. The film itself won 8/13 of its Oscar nominations. Further, his character in The Man with the Golden Arm where he was nominated for best actor was a heroin addict. Neptune conjunct the MC is symbolic of this because Neptune’s shadow side involves escaping from reality through taking drugs and not being able to function independently in the real world. So we can see that the 10th house is not only descriptive of a person’s career and social standing but with any role that they play in front of the public. This film was nominated for 3 Academy Awards.
Sinatra’s notable songs include "Love and Marriage" "New York, New York", "Learnin' the Blues" "Young at Heart" , “Mad About You,” “Nevertheless,” “Birth of the Blues,” “I’m a Fool to Want You”, “Come Fly with Me” , “Come Dance with Me!” , “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”, “One for My Baby” , “Strangers in the Night”, “That’s Life”, “My Way” 'I’ll Never Smile Again”. Although collaborating with many other artists, his legendary partnership with Nelson Riddle birthed the masterpieces “In the Wee Small Hours”, Songs for Swingin’ Lovers!”, and “Only the Lonely”. He was also respected for his acting talent, his movies include: Anchors Aweigh (1945), Take Me Out to the Ballgame (1949), On the Town (1949), Suddenly (1954), Young at Heart (1954), Guys and Dolls (1955), The Joker Is Wild (1957), Pal Joey (1957), Some Came Running (1958), , 'Ocean’s Eleven' (1960) The Manchurian Candidate (1962), The Detective (1968) and The First Deadly Sin (1980). From Here to Eternity (1953) won him a best supporting actor Oscar for his portrayal of an Italian American soldier named Maggio and The Man with the Golden Arm where he portrayed a heroin addict who got clean in prison but struggles to stay clean once free earned him a nomination for best actor. In 1945 he won a special Academy Award for The House I Live In, a short designed to promote racial and religious tolerance. He also founded his own record label Reprise (which was later sold to Warner Brothers) and his independent film production company Artemis. Sinatra’s life path is 22 and we see the master builder of this number’s vibration. He was visionary in seeing what type of career he wanted and combined his dreams with practical actions to leave a legacy.
Pluto in the 9th house speaks to his international fame. He had a transformative effect on many musicians and actors of his generation and many others to come. Pluto ruling the second house indicates that he may earn his income through travelling and he did record in Britain. It also indicates income coming from international sources and his music and films were seen around the world. Since the 9th house governs foreign cultures and religion it makes sense that in 1945 he won a special Academy Award for The House I Live In, a short designed to promote racial and religious tolerance. Saturn is at 14 degrees Cancer conjunct Sirius, bestowing fame, honour and wealth. However because Saturn does present obstacles in whichever house its found, he had legal troubles as the 9th house governs law and justice. The FBI investigated why he avoided the draft for the Second World War. He was charged with adultery but the charges were later dismissed. He had ties to mobsters and criminal who had frequent run ins with the law on extortion attempts. But he refuted any allegations that he participated in organized crime. Possibly because Saturn is conjunct benefic Sirius, he was never formally charged with any crime and the rumours circulating about his involvement in it could not significantly tarnish his reputation.