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« Reply #240 on: Jul 16, 2013, 06:29 AM »

Hi Gray,

Upasika is planning on posting too. So this thread has come down to you, Gonzalo, Ari, and Upasika.

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« Reply #241 on: Jul 18, 2013, 04:44 AM »

Hi Rad & Gray,

Yes I do hope to post. I've made a bit of a start on the weekend and was hoping to do the rest this week but have fallen behind schedule with some unexpected events. I do still plan on finishing but might not get to to it this week at all, and although I'd then really try for early next week there is a possibility it wouldn't be until nearer the end of the the week. So if that's just too long to wait I'll have to accept defeat at the hands of our friend Mercury ... he has not been helpful to me at all this time, I had a lot on as it was and now major delays have cropped up. Just let me know if this is too long to wait.

And Mirta, all the best with such a difficult time, best wishes to you.

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« Reply #242 on: Jul 18, 2013, 08:01 AM »

Hi Upasika,

As long as you, Gray, Ari,and Gonzalo wish to continue on in this thread, which I certainly hope that you all do, we will just keep going no matter how much time it takes for any one of you to complete whatever stage, next step, we are at.

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« Reply #243 on: Jul 18, 2013, 03:22 PM »

Hi Rad,

Thank you for understanding the time difficulties. And yes, I feel to continue the thread right through to the end.

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« Reply #244 on: Jul 29, 2013, 05:20 AM »

Hi Rad,

Finally things slowed down enough for me to get something done .. thanks for your patience.

          

                             Why Charles Darwin’s Mars is in Libra 10th


What is it that is central to all our lives? For the great majority it is the sense of being ourselves.

It is from this sense of being a something or somebody (that has awareness of it’s environment) that we perceive everything outside us via our physical senses … and it is from this sense of self that we then try and make mental and emotional sense of all we have perceived in our environment. Central to this process is the sense of “ourself” - it is from this and to this that everything is referred.
 
This core sense of ourself (which we generally call me/myself/I) is an inner sense which is infused into our subconscious by the Moon (inner child/maternal urge/emotions), the 4th house and planets in it (our family environment & upbringing, needs for emotional nurturing), and wherever Cancer is in the chart - house cusp/planets in Cancer (our psychological attunement to/needs for/understanding of and appreciation of emotional bonding and emotional independence). It is through these family orientated type of emotions and experience that we express our Soul ‘s need for physical and emotional preservation, for safety – especially when we are relating to family members, and generally also to other people. All these basic familial emotional needs, identifications and attachments or the lack of them, together create our core self-image (our subconscious sense of what and who we are), and when this self-image is stable we feel inwardly safe and secure.

This sense of self is, however, directed by the conscious and integrative lifeforce wihin us (the Sun), according to our creative purpose - which is itself based on our Soul’s (largely unconscious) intentions … shown by Pluto & the Nodes. This conscious sense of self is also anchored into the physical body through our subconscious instincts, which express spontaneously at the Ascendant, and only slightly less spontaneously through the 1st house (both “naturally” ruled by Mars, as the 1st is the “Aries” house).

These instincts operate on several levels. Firstly autonomously, without actual conscious awareness - for example driving on the highway, and a car coming towards us suddenly swerves into our path. Immediately we react by braking and /or swerving out of the way. No thinking is involved, just spontaneous reflexive action. It’s only after we have acted that we become aware of what we have done – it was automatic. Instincts operating at this level are based on physical survival (1st house in conjunction with the 2nd). The body is programmed by nature to want to survive, and because for most much of the sense of self is anchored in the physical body (in other words being identified with it, feeling we are our physical body) … this then is also the most fundamental desire, preservation of the physical body.

Close to this level, we also feel urges to act which aren’t spontaneous as such — although we still only have a subconscious awareness of these urges. And when we do act on them, the action is based on an impulse which we’ve made a snap decision to follow. Examples are when driving in town, suddenly pulling over to the side of the street to check out a particular shop we saw out of the corner of our eye; or briefly starting or ending a conversation; without thought just adding an extra sprinkling of spice beyond what the recipe calls for when cooking; or jumping out of a toasty warm bed early in the morning in the middle of winter because you have to catch a plane and time is rapidly running out, etc. In all these situations we are living life at a semi-automatic level, just reacting to simple direct stimuli.

However we often become much more conscious of some urges. The process is similar, in that these other urges arise by themselves from our unconscious manifesting initially on an instinctive level. But they are not related to immediate physical survival, nor to passing impulses, and so there isn’t an immediate need to express or fulfil these urges. Thus we generally harbour these urges within us, taking anything from a brief to large amount of time to consider them, and through this process they become recognisable as desires. In this way we become familiar with these desires and develop more awareness of what each desire is for or about, and why.

These desires are related to our sense of self in a much more conscious way, usually as separating desires for “this” or “that” — either desires regarding our personal inner state (eg. for happiness, for more meaning in one’s life), desires for a different or better body, desires for possessions, family or relationship desires, desires for a certain structure in our world, desires for more or less group involvement, desires for a different world etc, etc.

These desires are programmed by the Soul (Pluto) to be fulfilled in the current life, and thus like all separating desires manifest initially at an instinctive level (Mars). But being related to our sense of self, our sense of being an individual, these desires are pushed up into our awareness where we progressively register them more consciously (via the Moon, and also Sun). Thus we can then dwell on these desires, contemplate them, and go over in our minds what these desires actually are and involve. These desires are specific to each person, and may follow a central theme, or alternatively be of a widely varying nature, or somewhere in between. This can give rise to many conflicting courses of possible action, and thus we end up having to choose between these courses of action, prioritising them, which means choosing between desires. Regardless of whether we act instinctively or as the result of a deliberate choice, or sometimes in both ways combined, ultimately these choices and actions define our life.  

The sense of ourselves is based on emotional security (Cancer, and unconsciously Pluto), and it is because of this need for that security that we resist changes to that sense of self. Yet the desires manifesting via Mars need to be lived, and it is these desires that energise our every moment, and give us the feeling that what and who we are, our sense of self, is becoming who and what we desire to be. If it’s some item (thing) we want, our current self-image is of a person who doesn’t have this item but who wants it. And once we have got it, subtly our self-image changes as we no longer have this desire … temporarily we have some peace as Mars energy is not activating our present moment with the desire for this item. Sooner or later however, another desire will filter up through Mars to energise our present, and the temporary feeling of peace will be replaced by the tension of wanting again. And again subtly our self-image will change as we have to accommodate a new desire (and thus a new tension) as part of our feeling of who we are.

It is our self-image (Moon/4th/Cancer) that makes us want to preserve the past (represented by the South Nodes of all the planets - except the Sun which doesn’t have Nodes), and surfacing desires (Mars/1st/Aries) that fuel our need for a future (represented by all the North Nodes of all the planets), and the present moment contains the resulting tension between these two primary forces within us (the known and the unknown).

So, until all separating desires are fulfilled and finished with, and the desire to return to the Source becomes the single focus, we will always be moving from one self-image to another, always becoming who we always had the potential to be. And this whole process is catalysed by Mars, as desires emanating from our Soul move through our instincts into our consciousness. In this way, shedding one desire after another, our Soul is in a continual state of becoming, of growth, of coming closer to it’s return home, to the Source.

Mars is the energy that gets us up in the morning, that goes to work, that cooks our meals, that tidies and cleans our home, that plays and dances, and has sex. It is the energy through which we assert ourselves, of natural fight or flight, or of sustained aggression (manmade war). However it is repressed Mars that causes many illnesses, and many difficulties in relationships. Mars is the energy for taking action in our lives, and so is the energy we have for acting out all our desires. Due to all this, the condition of Mars and it’s Nodes in the chart is always going to be highly significant in terms of the individual’s options, choices and pathway in the current lifetime.

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                       This all becomes very interesting when we look at Mars in the chart of Charles Darwin.

We know the Soul’s past, resulting in the huge momentum that caused it to be born with the Mercury, Ceres, Pluto, Juno and Jupiter stellium in Pisces in the 3rd house. Also with the Moon’s SN in Taurus 5th and it’s ruler in Aries 3rd, and the Sun and Moon in the 2nd house in Aquarius and Capricorn respectively. We also know that with Uranus conjunct the Moon’s NN and Chiron square the Moon’s nodal axis that both lunar Nodes and the PPP, as well as Pluto, have been activated prior to this life, not just Pluto and the Moon’s SN, creating skipped steps. And that to resolve these skipped steps in this life the Soul must anchor it’s operations at the Scorpio 11th house NN point as well as wholeheartedly embracing the Virgo 9th house PPP experience.

We can start our evaluation of Mars by looking at it’s SN, it’s past. This is in Sag in the 1st house, which on its own is no surprise, but it’s also in a new conjunction with the SN of Uranus. Together these reflect the efforts the Soul has made in the past to follow its own desires without restriction, those desires being to understand reality in metaphysical or cosmological terms (SN Mars), plus the desires of the Soul to break away from the prevailing ideas, thinking and understandings of the societies in which it has lived in over the past, to find itself through finding its own understanding of life (SN Uranus). As we know the Soul has had success in doing both these things which has resulted in their ruler (Jupiter) being in a new conjunction to Pluto in Pisces 3rd in the current life – showing a new and deep understanding (Jupiter/Pluto) of the wholeness (Pisces) within which diversity (3rd house) is contained. And because their ruler Jupiter (and Pluto) is in a waxing square (crisis in action) to SNs of Mars and Uranus we can see that in this life Darwin will be prepared to “make a stand” with his views and beliefs, even if it feels pioneering and dangerous to do so. The need to do this will be felt deep in his bones, and will also add pressure on him to fully embrace the 9th house PPP.

Just as there was no other place that Mercury could be in this life (balsamic conjunction to Pluto) due to choices made in past lives, there is no other place that Mars could be in this lifetime other than in Libra in the 10th house, also due to choices made in the past. This need in the Soul (stemming from the SNs Mars/Uranus condition) to bring a long effort to fruition would have created a sense of urgency in him, and is one contributor to the inevitability of Mars being in the 10th house. In terms of where Darwin was going to direct his energies on a daily basis in this life, doing so in anything other than the 10th house would have been a distraction to his Soul intentions, made achieving his purpose and goals more difficult than it needed to be, and basically been a waste of his human time.

That it was a logical progression for Mars to be in the 10th in this life is also shown with SN Mars being in a disseminating sesquiquadrate to the SN of the Moon, showing that the old rebellion against society via self-centred activity (1st house) had been replaced more recently by an immersion into society in order to learn it’s ways (sesquiquadrate). This would still have been on the Soul’s terms with the Moon’s SN being in the 5th house, but certainly indicates a yielding (sesquiquadrate) to the necessity of adapting to society’s needs (NN in 11th). Additionally we know that many factors show Darwin had a special destiny to fufill in this life, and Mars in the 10th in LQ septile to the SN of Uranus is another factor reflecting that this was a life where individuality discovered deep in the Soul’s past was destined to fruit in this lifetime.

Mars is also in a disseminating square to the SNs of Vesta and Mercury in Capricorn 2nd, reflecting that in past lives already a crisis has been building around the need to fruit many lives of focussed mental work, and that the key to doing this will lie in utilising all that the Soul has learnt in past lives about the way society tends to think. And looking at Mars in LQ square to the SNs of Venus, Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter shows that not only had this crisis been building in past lives, but that in these same past lives the Soul had already been dealing with crisis in other areas of it’s lives – in terms of learning how to allow its need for relationships that reflected its individuality (LQ square) and also being responsible in those relationships (SNs: Venus New conjunction Saturn); in terms of surviving (2nd) in society (Capricorn) while having an individualised set of beliefs (SNs Jupiter & Pluto BS conjunction …), that were completely foreign or different (…ruled by Saturn BS conjunction to Neptune, both in Sag in the 12th) both to mainstream society and even most individualised Souls in it. This has been a very difficult challenge for Darwin in the past, and is another reason why actions from the past have left the Soul no possibility to have Mars anywhere other than in the 10th house in this life — so that his desires could be given the full light of day, peak expresion.

The deeply intense past efforts this Soul has made in becoming highly individualised in mental perception and understanding (Sth Nodes: of Jupiter BS Pluto New Mercury all in Capricorn), and developing such strong individualised values (SN Ven New conj SN Sat in 2nd) all the while trying to survive in the world, has forced the Soul in this life to direct all its intellectual pursuits into achieving social culmination. This is necessary in order to avert unhealthy compression and possibly damage at the Soul level. Even long ago the Soul has needed to be withdrawn and to possibly "hide it's light" in order to survive in society (SN Sat in Cap 2nd) possibly adding further detrimental effects to a long-standing wound the Soul has had regarding it’s individuality (SN Sat square to SN Chiron in Aries 4th). Now in the current life, a strong need would have existed to not have to do this so much anymore, to be able to be as authentic as possible. And thus in this life, having Mars in the 10th in disseminating or LQ squares to all these 2nd house SNs in Capricorn … shows the Soul’s clear intention in this life to channel as much energy as possible, into establishing as fully as possible, its own authority within society (based on the Soul’s past values - 2nd house SNs).

This Soul has a lot of inner content to be released (stellium of 9 energies starting at the Sun and ending in Vesta) as it cannot contain it all anymore. Unless the Soul can release it's gifts and talents into society in this life they may easily be wasted for good, as in the coming lives the Soul will need to move on to new things. This is the Soul urgency into which Darwin was born. Now was the time (PPP in 9th, Mars in 10th, both culminating) to fruit so much (so many SNs in the 2nd house of substance), and it’s another reason why Darwin was born with his Moon conjunct all these SNs … it’s an unresolved point of tension needing constructive attention.

Also with the Moon in the 2nd being in a CR square to Mars in the 10th – Darwin must “own” his (Sun in Aquarius) ideas, these are his possessions (Sun in 2nd) and use them to establish his authority (Mars in 10th trine that Sun) on the subject so dear to his heart – the whole realm of nature and it’s biology (Mercury/Pluto/Jupiter in Pisces, ruler Saturn conj Neptune in Sag 12th). There have been difficulties in this area previously. The ruler of the Sun is Uranus, which is in a New conjunction to the Moon’s NN in Scorpio in the 11th house. In the past the extremely strong attempts to individuate (Uranus in the 11th) have indeed produced strong results – the Sun in this life wouldn’t be in Aquarius otherwise. However much of the material in these results has had to be either suppressed or somehow hidden from society (ruler of Uranus/Moon NN is Pluto, which is squaring Saturn in the 12th). But with both the Sun and Moon in the 2nd house in this lifetime, instead of allowing fear of detrimental consequences for speaking up to make him pull back, he would have felt a solid confidence in the facts in his possession and had a more grounded and practical approach to organising and presenting them.

We have already discussed that in recent lives Mars has been progressively socialised, and now being in Libra 10th is well equipped to develop professional relationships (Mars in a FULL quincunx to Jupiter in the 3rd house stellium), and this would have created an open channel into the world for his learning output. Mars is also Full sesquiquadrate (Ceres BS conj Pluto in the 3rd), and shows the immense energy Darwin would have had to create the right channels for his work in the world, by learning and knowing who to be connected to (Mars in Libra) to increase his chances of succeeding (10th).

Given the Soul’s entire past, including the severe Chiron wounding that had deposited in the 2nd, this life for Darwin may have been a case of “pursuing genius or courting madness“ … and the choice was his. With Mars placed in the 10th he obviously chose to do his best, to have the public light shining on his actions, and all that comes with that - access to important people, public support, responsibilities, and if successful acknowledgement, prestige and rewards etc. This was a choice to pursue genius, and this choice had a huge impact on the Soul's underlying karma. This choice with it's associated results transformed the world's understanding of living things. It also culminated so much within Darwin thus effecting the release of all the pent up content, as well as the return of all the energy that had been invested in this path for many lives beforehand. Creating this life with Mars in the 10th was a wise and very effective decision made by this Soul.

The Soul is also highly motivated to create a family of it’s own that would be based on its own ideas of what that family needed to be like, and to be about - Mars FQ square (NN Sat New conj NN Pluto) in Cancer in late 7th/early 8th. This family would ideally be geared towards his urgent needs for professional development (ruler of NN Sat New NN Pluto is the Moon in Cap 2nd which is in also Full opposition to these NNs) in order to help him provide for both them (Moon in 2nd). Which takes us to his relationship and sexual needs...


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I haven't had time to finish this off yet Rad, But unfortunately I now have to get back to doing some things I cannot avoid. So I'll post what I've done now, and hope to do and post the remainder on the sex and relating etc as soon as I can.

I'll be busy with a move for a few days now, and then on the road for a few more days after that, so it would be about a week before I could do that. If you all need to move on before then I'll leave this here where it's at, and keep up with the group & just focus on any new assignment.

blessings Upasika
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« Reply #245 on: Jul 29, 2013, 07:35 AM »

Hi Upasika,

First, thanks for taking the time to post what you have developed thus far relative to why Darwin chose to have his Mars in Libra in the 10th. Your EA analysis thus far is spot on and as brilliant as ever, the reasoning employed being of course very, very accurate.

Second, yes, when you find a chunk of time to finish up with what you started please post at that time.

Just brilliant EA work Upasika. This is how EA is meant to be done.

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« Reply #246 on: Jul 29, 2013, 09:30 PM »

Hi Rad and Group,

I will not be able to finish a post on this tonight, but I should be able to get at least something posted tomorrow, if you can wait that long.

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« Reply #247 on: Jul 30, 2013, 07:34 AM »

Hi Gray,

It sure can ........

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« Reply #248 on: Jul 30, 2013, 06:17 PM »

Hello again Rad and group,

In Evolutionary Astrology, the significance of Mars as being a lower octave of Pluto is profound, as Mars is therefore considered to be the leading edge of the Soul’s evolutionary development. As Rad described, the Mars archetype in EA correlates to a need for an impulsive freedom to act upon Soul desires without a lot of forethought, in order to gain knowledge of how others react to this action initiated from desire.  More specifically, Mars can also correlate to the sexual desires of the Soul on its evolutionary journey, and in combination with Venus and Pluto, further connects to how one projects sexual needs and expectations onto others, and how others then project their own sexual needs and expectations back to the individual.  As we have discussed, Darwin has a Soul history of searching for and researching ultimate meaning and knowledge (Pisces Pluto in 3rd House balsamic conjunct Mercury and Ceres) with a sense of an entitled special destiny in pursuit of this knowledge (South Node of the Moon in Taurus in 5th; ruled by Aries Venus conjunct Aries Vesta conjunct IC; Aquarius Chiron in 2nd square the lunar nodes) and with a soul purpose to throw off and liberate consensus belief from conditioned thoughts and beliefs associated with religious dogma and other sources of societal conditioning that are not in alignment with the actual truth of reality (Aquarius Sun in 2nd House in trine to Libra Mars; Capricorn Moon in 2nd in square to Libra Mars; Sagitarius Saturn-Neptune in 12th in square to Pisces Pluto in 3rd;  Pisces Jupiter in third).

Darwin’s Libra Mars in his 10th House is close to a disseminating sesquiquadrate to his Pisces Pluto, but still in the full phase.  Isolating the Libra and 10th House aspects of his Mars, part of his Soul’s intention to have this Mars placement was to have the ability to establish a wide variety of relationships that would help him further develop and then disseminate his intellectual theories and knowledge, as well as having the authority to take on a major public role in authorship and expression of these ideas, to such a high level that his very identity would become associated eternally with his Pisces third house mental explorations and discoveries.  In addition, his Mars in Libra would initiate relationships with a wide variety of people possessing a wide variety of beliefs and values, meaning he would receive a lot of feedback relative to his development of meaning associated with his Pisces Pluto through the reaction he would receive from his relationships to his thoughts, conversations, and behavior.  Darwin’s Libra Mars being in his 10th House also means it is a highly conditioned Mars, and so part of his intention through creating his Libra relationships would be to help him break out of this past conditioning, through making him more aware of his deep-rooted emotional issues connected with his past societal conditioning (Libra Mars square Capricorn Moon in 2nd that is conjunct a stellium of South Nodes of plantets).  A further intention of him having a Libra Mars in the 10th would therefore be the fact that it is so conditioned, and so at the same time he would have a natural instinct for the rules and regulations of consensus reality, and possess the ability to move within the hierarchical structures of growing up inside the World Empire of the United Kingdom in the 19th Century.  This connects to the full sesquiquadrate aspect between his Libra Mars (10th) initiation of Pisces Pluto (3rd) desires through the necessity of Darwin understanding the rules, laws, and traditions of the dominant culture of his birth so that he would be able to carry out his sense of a special destiny to transform consensus beliefs operating within this same culture.

In connection to the evolutionary journey of his Soul, Darwin’s major “skipped step” is his Aquarius Chiron in his 2nd House squaring his nodes.  This connects to the brilliant and unorthodox mind of this Soul in past incarnations who could develop liberating and radical thought throwing off limitations of consensus thought and reality.  In line with a Chiron in Aquarius, however, this brilliant mental ability could have led him to become ungrounded and a Soul issue of being able to survive and prosper on a material level through this mental ability (2nd House skipped step) or perhaps more accurately that the value system his radical intellectual ability would have been rooted in, would not have been supported in a material fashion by the powers-that-be, the status quo in control of material resources in the society his Soul incarnated into.  In his Soul’s previous incarnation as William Dampier, the fact he was essentially a free-ranging pirate who was at the same time developing intellectual theories and research relevant to the natural environment he was navigating through in his journeys, goes along with this evolutionary Soul wound in the sense that by existing in an isolated context on the high seas, his Soul would have resisted the confines of consensus reality found in a more grounded community-oriented existence.  

However, in the incarnation of Charles Darwin, his Soul now has the intention to take this radical mental ability and integrate it into not only a status quo societal context of the dominant culture (the United Kingdom of the 19th Century) but also through a personal establishment of a family dynamic to live from (as we have discussed, symbolized in part by the ruler of his South Node, a Venus Aries, being at the end of his 3rd house and on the edge of his 4th House cusp). In contrast to his past life identity of Dampier, who was very willful and assertive in actualizing his own evolutionary intentions, in the lifetime as Darwin this Soul intended to modify and align it’s strong sense of purpose with the structures of the social environment (Mars in 10th) in part through the formation of important relationships to facilitate this integration (Mars in Libra).  In addition, Darwin's Libra Mars in the 10th signified that he would have the intention to form relationships with a diverse group of people through not only his world travels as he did in his incarnation as Dampier, but also through his daily life and interactions as part of society.  As a result he would be able to gain a better sense of how to fit his brilliant mental theories into a form that could be understood by a wide variety of people in society through the reactions he would receive through his relationships.  If particular thoughts of his would generate a discordant response, for example, he would have the opportunity to reformulate how to communicate the idea in a manner that may generate a response indicating a greater level of comprehension in the future. Or if someone had an argument with something he said, he would have the opportunity to re-conceptualize and possibly expand his original thought to take in a broader perspective.

Chiron being a skipped step brings in some interesting aspects of the Chiron archetype.  In myth, Chiron is from a region of Greece associated more with the indigenous people of the region, and as centaurs and Sagitarius can be associated with direct experience and knowledge of Natural Law, so can Chiron in a profound manner.  Chiron was an intellectual giant in the sense of an intellect deeply rooted in Nature and Source, as opposed to a disconnected and overly rational intellect that Charles Darwin would have been associated with in the England of the 19th Century.  Chiron knew the connection between the patterns in the stars above and the plants growing underneath his feet that held medicinal properties, and the divine origins and interconnection of all aspects of the material realm.  The Soul of Darwin holds this ulitmate knowledge of ultimate meaning somewhere deep inside (Pisces Pluto in balsamic conjunction to Pisces Ceres and Mercury), but through lifetimes of becoming involved with organized religion and repercussions of organized religious dogma (Sagitarius Saturn and Neptune in 12th in last quarter square to Pisces Pluto) the Soul of Darwin had at some point become disconnected from this more wholistic perspective on Nature and Source that is associated with Chiron.  In the previous incarnation of William Dampier, his Soul took to the high seas in a manner that led him into contact with many aspects of Nature that his Soul was able to analyze with the rational intellectual perspective it had developed.  In the lifetime of Darwin, he had the evolutionary opportunity to work to further resolve the split between the actual truth of ultimate meaning versus the consensus-held beliefs about ultimate meaning that were not in alignment with ultimate meaning and so would result in Souls like Darwin’s having experienced profound disillusionment in their past and present incarnations.  In order to liberate consensus beliefs from religious dogma, Darwin in his incarnation had a focus that was more rooted in expression through a scientific method than a spiritual method.  His powerful third house (Pisces Pluto, Mercury, Ceres, and Jupiter plus his Aries Venus that rules his South Node of the Moon) was therefore focused upon academic and scientific research and argument in order to liberate consensus belief from oppressive aspects of religious dogma. His 10th House Libra Mars acted from a heavily conditioned background, therefore, in part to help liberate himself in the end from this same conditioning.

Thus, although a Libra Mars in 10th acting from a Pisces Pluto in 3rd and in trine to an Aquarius Sun in the 2nd would have the ultimate intention of breaking free from conditioning, at the same time his every impulse in the moment would have felt the weight of past conditioning, similar to his Capricorn Moon in the 2nd that is in a crescent square to his Libra Mars.  His sexual nature as a result would also be deeply conditioned, as well as all other aspects of his expression of Soul desire.  However, through enacting this Soul desire into the world and initiating reactions from others, the crescent square to his Capricorn Moon would have ultimately helped him in the objectification and liberation brought on an evolutionary level from the trine between his Aquarius Sun in the 2nd back to this same Libra Mars.  Furthermore, the ancient conditioning that is so deep it had become completely unconscious (to such an extent as manifesting as various illnesses that Darwin constantly sufferred from) can be seen in that his Libra Mars is in a tight square to the South Nodes of his Saturn, Venus, Vesta, and Mercury, and that his Capricorn Moon is also conjunct the South Nodes of his Jupiter and Pluto.  His Capricorn Moon and South Nodes of Jupiter, Pluto, Saturn, Venus, Vesta, and Mercury are all ruled in his natal chart by his Sagitarius Saturn conjunct Neptune in his 12th that is square to his Pisces Pluto.  Therefore, the very same religious and cultural dogma his Soul feels the intellectual destiny to overturn is the very same dogma that has heavily conditioned and oppressed his Soul in past incarnations.  Another sign of this being a “crisis in consciousness” for this Soul on an evolutionary level is that the North Nodes of his Saturn and Pluto are also in a square to his Libra Mars from the sign of Cancer on the cusp of this 7th and 8th Houses, nodes that are also ruled by his Capricorn Moon that is in square to his Mars.

As a result, Darwin’s Libra Mars in his 10th House was an important aspect of this evolutionary intent to help objectify and throw off some of the conditioned beliefs involved in widespread conditioning of his time (Libra Mars in trine to Aquarius Sun in 2nd) as well as the history of thought, belief, and philosophy that led to the current reality of consensus belief he found himself inside of in the 19th Century in England.  His Libra Mars is an important initiator with regards to the evolutionary journey of his Soul because it is ruled by his Aries Venus that is also the ruler of the South Node of his Moon in Taurus in his 5th House.  However, because again his Mars is in square to his Capricorn Moon and all those South Nodes (Pluto, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, Vesta, Mercury) the re-adjustment of his Soul’s desires to the rules and regulations of society (Mars in full sesquiquadrate to Pluto) could be especially humiliating and wounding to this Soul’s deep intrinsic nature and instincts.  And yet, because his Soul carries such a burning sense of special destiny (Aries Venus conjunct Vesta conjunct IC) he would have pushed through nonetheless.  So, for example, although it took him some time to figure out how to form the specific relationships that would get him to where he wanted to ultimately go on a Soul level, in the end he did so. As I and others have written previously, this can be shown in how at first he formed relationships with people that would set him up in more of a religious role, but ultimately through financial resources of his biological father as well as the family he married into, and various other associations he formed, he was able to set himself up financially so that he could have the personal freedom to focus on his scientific research and writing.  The Aries Venus at the end of the third, in connection with the Pisces Pluto in the third, also connect to the idea that he would have formed relationships primarily with the purpose to help further his own intellectual work. I’m sure he would have gained some personal and emotional meaning from his relationships, but his attraction often would have been based upon more of a mental aspect and how the person would assist him in some way, either through agreement or debate, with his special sense of destiny in scientific theory.

Although Darwin’s 10th house placement of Mars that also square his 2nd House Capricorn Moon indicates heavy conditioning and some difficult emotions surrounding how he initiated his special sense of Soul destiny, the disseminating trine between his Libra Mars and his Aquarius Sun in his 2nd House shows that he had the ability to take his understanding of how society operates and draw upon it in order to actualize his groundbreaking and radical Aquarian theories into the mainstream of academia and consensus reality without the same extreme level of persecution that his Soul would have experienced in past incarnations for expressing more radical viewpoints (Aquarius Chiron square nodes, with Scorpio Uranus conjunct the North Node of the Moon in the 11th).  He could also draw upon his past evolutionary development toward the 11th house concept of being one of many “stars” instead of his entitled sense of needing to be the star in control (5th House South Node ruled by Aries Venus), through forming alliances with other individuals doing groundbreaking work such as Alfred Wallace, instead of entering into open competition with them in a manner that would prevent them from receiving validation for their own work.  In the past, he could have been in more open conflict with people he would have viewed more as competitor’s on his sense of special destiny instead of as potential collaborators (Scorpio Uranus conjunct North Node square Aquarius Chiron in 2nd).  Bringing in the archetype of Chiron again as his skipped step, it is interesting that in myth Chiron was a recluse who lived in a cave in part because of being an outcast not accepted by his parents, and that he transformed this status by fostering and nurturing many youth who had been abandoned by parents into individuals who could step into heroic status as adults.  Similarly, I feel that Darwin had past lives in which he identified with being a reclusive outcast, somewhat like Dampier for example, but that in his lifetime as Darwin he would have been operating at the higher evolutionary level of his Libra Mars in the 10th by supporting the work of other groundbreaking theorists like Wallace and helping to bring them into more prominence than they would have on their own.  And yet, there were still shades left of Darwin’s past soul history of obsessional sense of destiny revealed at times like when he decided to finally rush to publish his work upon realizing that there were other people out there like Wallace working on similar ideas and theories.  Yet by deciding to work with other scientists who were developing theories that were similar in some aspects and different in other aspects to his own ideas, he was able in the end to expand his own vision and understanding than if he had dismissed the idea of collaborating with others from the outset.  With his Libra Mars ruled by his Aries Venus, however, in the end he was still more about working on his own concerning h is own ideas.

The archetypal theme of Darwin having a soul history connected in some way to the archetype of Chiron, centaurs, and Natural Law can also be seen in the South Node of his Mars being in Sagitarius (22’2’’) conjunct the South Node of Uranus (15’45’’) in his 1st House.  Since the South Node of his Mars and Uranus in Sagitarius is in square to his Pisces Jupiter in his third house, I feel the Soul history of his Mars is similar to the signature represented by his Sagitarius Saturn and Neptune being in square to his Pisces Pluto.  Darwin has a soul history of developing a strong belief system that could become dogmatic at times, or conditioned by the dogma of his culture, that in turn would lead him to experiencing extreme disillusionment upon discovering that the actual truth of his reality did not align with those beliefs, as well as the ultimate meaning of reality that his conditioned beliefs had led him to feel he had gained a sense of.  As a result, in his incarnation as Darwin, his natal Mars being in Libra in the 10th was drawn from his Pisces Pluto third house purpose of developing a scientific method of process that he could feel more secure regarding because of the fact that it was supposed to lead toward greater objectivity through following the guidelines of the scientific method.

In contrast, the North Node of his Mars is in Aries in his 4th House conjunct his IC and his Aries Venus and Vesta.  This again connects to the idea of Darwin having an evolutionary purpose to create a family in this lifetime, an evolution from past life identities like as Dampier in which his Soul avoided a family dynamic.  In addition, the North Node of Mars being connected to his Aries Venus and Vesta, a Venus that also rules his South Node of the Moon, further intensifies the burning sense of special destiny he would feel in acting upon his Pisces Pluto (3rd house) soul desires connected to developing scientific theories in greater alignment with ultimate understanding than currently existed.  Again, the role of conditioning is very important here, as his North Node of Mars is also in square to his Capricorn Moon and his stellium of South Nodes of planets, particularly his South Nodes of Jupiter and Pluto.  This again brings up the example of how he was sick so often, a sign of how much his being was triggered on a deep unconscious level by stressful aspects of pursuing his evolutionary purpose in science.

Sexually, as Rad has already described, his Aries Venus as the ruler of his Libra Mars would lend itself to him having a sexuality that was very much about him meeting his own needs, including masturbation as a primary outlet.  This outlet would also connect with the heavily conditioned nature of his Mars, and how he probably had sexual desires that would not be acceptable to his “conditioned self,” and so he would have a more “secret self” possessing sexual desires he could express through masturbation and an active sexual fantasy life.  With his strong planetary energy in his second house as well as south nodes of planets there, he also would have a strong association with sex as being about procreation and producing children.  

The fact that he ended up marrying and having children with his cousin is another re-live aspect of his Mars, as having a Mars in the 10th with a north node of Mars in 4th, plus Mars ruler Aries Venus at the end of the third conjunct the 4th House, all together could indicate a soul history of having been romantically involved with brothers, sisters, cousins, basically romantic partners from the same biological family background.  Since Darwin also has a Scorpio Uranus conjunct his North Node of the Moon, this could also be part of his evolutionary soul history with taboo aspects of society and conditioning.  In his life as Darwin, at one point he questioned his decision to marry his cousin from the fearful perspective that it could have impacted the immune system of his children in a negative manner.  In any case, since his Mars is in square to his Capricorn Moon and south nodes of planets, there would have been a lot of conditioning he would have had to work through in order to access his sexuality, and by impulsively acting upon his sexual desire he would have triggered the conditioning dynamics of his soul history relevant to his incarnation as Darwin.

With regards to the sexual needs and magnetism of Darwin, how he would project his sexuality and how it would be projected back to him, I feel it would also connect to the aspects we have covered connected to his Aries Venus in which he would often form relationships for mental or intellectual reasons, and perhaps at times there was at least some sort of unconscious sexual undertone to some of these relationships.  He was passionate about his mental pursuits and so he would have formed relationships with people who would support the development of his mental work, and he would have projected this need on others.  With the Aquarius Sun trine to his Libra Mars, it would suggest an intention with his sexual dynamics with others would have been to help liberate him from past conditioning around sexuality, however, it also unclear to me from historical records just how much liberation around sexuality Darwin actually would have experienced.  It seems he may have been so wounded in past lifetimes that in his incarnation as Darwin he was very frigid with respect to his past conditioning.  With a Libra Mars in the 10th that is square to his Capricorn Moon in the 2nd, perhaps the main emotional and sexual projection Darwin made came from a very repressed place, and so he may have in turn magnetized a repressive emotional and sexual projection from others toward him.  As a result there could have been a lot of unconscious tension and stress, even pent up anger and frustration at times, occurring in his relationships due mostly to a repressed sexual and emotional aspect.  Since he had a Mars square Moon aspect, Darwin himself could have become very angry at times in relationship with others, and also could have in turn been on the receiving end of a lot of anger. 

I feel there is much more that could be found related to Darwin’s sexuality in connection with his Libra Mars than I am covering here, but this is all I have for now.

with gratitude,
Gray
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« Reply #249 on: Jul 31, 2013, 08:25 AM »

Hi Gray,

First, thanks for taking the time to do this evolutionary analysis of why Darwin chose to have his Mars in Libra as well as it's interrelations with his South and North Nodes of his Mars.

Your EA analysis is simply brilliant, and to me, breathtaking. It demonstrates a depth and comprehensiveness that is the very essence of what Evolutionary Astrology is, and can be. I particularly enjoyed your deft interweaving the the archetype of Chiron within the overall analysis of Darwin's natal Mars in Libra in his 10th, with his S.Node of Mars being in Sagittarius conjunct the S.Node of Uranus in the 1st, and his N.Node of Mars in Aries in the 4th. And then deftly demonstrating the most recent past life for the Soul of Darwin, Dampier, to the current life of that Soul as Darwin in terms of how that life as Dampier set up the evolutionary progression and needs in the life as Darwin via the overall Mars signatures. Thus, the understanding of why the natal placement of Darwin's Mars in Libra was in fact the S.Node of Dampier's Moon, as well as his own natal Mars. This was just brilliant.

The evolutionary need and desire for a marriage relationship that Dampier did not have did manifest in Darwin as you rightly pointed out. And this is not only symbolized with the N.Node of Mars for Darwin being in his 4th, but also, that same N.Node manifests in Dampier's own 4th House.

Your analysis too of his sexual nature, and desires, was also quite accurate to the extent that you developed it. I have felt a resistance by all of those participating, those that are left, from a full development of this dimension of the Soul of Darwin. I think I will, within the next few days, present to our little group a more full analysis of this so that we can all learn from it: the full development of it. So if you, those that are left, would like me to do that please let me know.

Simply brilliant EA work Gray. All of your EA reasoning was extremely sound. This is how EA is meant to be done. You, as well as the others, are really helping all those who come to read this thread learn this fact.

Bravo !!

God Bless, Rad
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« Reply #250 on: Jul 31, 2013, 08:37 AM »

Hi Rad, I would absolutely love that. Thank you.
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« Reply #251 on: Jul 31, 2013, 09:02 AM »

Hi Rad,
Even though I did not contribute on the recent post on Mars, I have been following this stage of the planetary method and would also love to know what has been left out of Darwin's Mars placement, sexually speaking.
Thank you!
Kristin
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« Reply #252 on: Jul 31, 2013, 10:16 AM »

Thank you so much Rad,

I'm glad you appreciated my integration of Chiron- in my more personal astrology work I have been looking more deeply into the Chiron archetype and so it is fortuitous for me that this is also the skipped step of Darwin. It makes me happy that resonated for you.

I would very much like to hear your thoughts on how sexuality through EA can be seen in the chart of Darwin.  I do not feel like I have a strong grasp on sexuality through EA, and often go off writing I have seen in past posts on threads.  The main sense I got purely on my own from Darwin's chart would be the repressed and conditioned aspect of his sexuality and how that could play out in projection back and forth.

with gratitude and love,
Gray
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« Reply #253 on: Jul 31, 2013, 10:58 AM »

Hi Rad, I sure would like you to develop more of the sexual dimension of Darwin's Mars.
Thank you so much
God Bless, Gonzalo
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« Reply #254 on: Jul 31, 2013, 11:40 AM »

Hi Rad,
I would like to learn from your development of Darwin’s sexuality, and be grateful for it.
God Bless
Mirta
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