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Title: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Sep 20, 2011, 08:49 AM
Hi All,

This is a thread that we started some time ago that fizzled for various reasons. There has been a small group of us who have just completed an extensive thread on composite and synastry charts and who wish to continue together by way of recreating this thread. That group included Jason, Gonzalo, Mirta, Kristin, Linda, Gray, and Ari. As we renew this thread together if there are others who wish to join please feel free to do so now.

The purpose of this thread is to practice the EA paradigm taught by JWG. Thus, we will be practicing this using the charts of famous people who lives can be documented. We will be practicing not only the EA paradigm natally, but also to practice the EA principles of the evolutionary progression of a Soul by way of the transiting Nodal Axis as it applies to the natal Nodal Axis with the relevant planetary rulers. Within this we will of course focus on the transit of Pluto itself, and other transiting planets as they apply in the context of the core EA paradigm.  

So today we can begin our EA analysis of Lady Gaga. We will start by focusing on her core EA paradigm: her natal Pluto in Scorpio in the 11th which is conjunct her S.Node AND IS THE PLANETARY RULER OF THAT S.NODE: here it is important to remember the three possible evolutionary conditions when we see such a symbol. Her N.Node is in the 5th AND CONJUNCT THE PLANETARY RULER OF THAT N.NODE. Here it is important to remember what they symbolism of a planet conjunct the N.Node correlates too in EA terms.

This is a very unique EA signature: the ruler of her S.node is conjunct that S.Node, and the ruler of her N.Node is conjunct that N.Node.

The planetary ruler of her N.Node is then ruled by her Mars conjunct Neptune in Capricorn in her 1st House, and they both trine her Venus in Aries, the ruler of that N.Node in Taurus in her 5th. And that this Mars/Neptune conjunction in her 1st is also sextile her natal Pluto in Scorpio conjunct her S.Node in the 11th.

Looking at the totality of her chart aspects starting with this core EA paradigm one can see the 'star of David'. It is actually quite breathtaking to look at when all is combined.

In our previous thread Gonazlo, Kristin, and Jason had all submitted their initial EA analysis of her chart. I am attaching those analysis's here for all to read so if there are new folks that want to join you can get an idea of what we are doing. And if Kristin, Gonzalo, or Jason wish to amend their analysis please feel free to do so.

So first I will post her biography, and then those three analysis's. For the rest of you please submit your own analysis's after you read her documentary. If you have any questions please ask now.

God Bless, Rad

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To see the biography of Lady Gaga please click on this link:


http://schoolofevolutionaryastrology.com/forum/index.php/topic,484.0.html


(http://schoolofevolutionaryastrology.com/forum/images/gaga750.jpg)


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Elen on Sep 20, 2011, 03:08 PM
Hi Rad,

Would like to follow along as best I can and possibly ask a question here or there to clarify if there's something I don't understand if that is ok, but I am in the process of moving and won't be able to post.  Submitted a longer post but realized it was on the old thread.  What I've posted here should suffice!

Thanks for offering this.  And thanks for sharing your expertise.

Love,
Ellen


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: cat777 on Sep 20, 2011, 05:41 PM
Hoping this is ok - I just want to test the water a bit so did not look deep into the chart and only took the factors pointed out in Rad's brief description of the chart into consideration.  I'm not sure I can hang in here until the end, but wanted to give the very basic beginning a try without looking at anything anyone else wrote or looking anything up other than key words off the P. Walsh pdf.  This is it:

The consensus sees Lady Gaga as a truly unique and talented person that many of them adore.  Although the consensus has embraced Lady Gaga, she does not identify with them on an inner level and keeps a distance between herself and them.   With Pluto in Scorpio in the 11th House, Lady Gaga has spent many lifetimes trying to break free of conditioning patterns and outmoded forms of self definition that are the reflection of the composite effect of society, her parents, friends, and her early upbringing in general.  Her core evolutionary intention has been to shed the skins of the past and to grow and evolve beyond her personal limitations by forming relationships to anything she feels she needs or desires in order to grow. Such limitations have likely been related to social and famial conditioning patterns, her own individuality, her past lifetimes rebellious nature, fear of entrapment or commitment and anything that she feels attempts to define her in any way.   With Pluto conjunct the South Node, Lady Gaga is likely in an evolutionary and karmic state in which she is both reliving the past and enjoying a fruition state.  Its also possible, due to her huge success that she is soley in a fruition condition. 



With Pluto's Polarity Point in Taurus in the 5th House, Lady Gaga's path to growth is by learning to take charge of her own destiny.  Her North Node is also in Taurus in the 5th House putting further emphasis on her need and desire to take charge of her own destiny, through the creative arts, in order to become self-reliant and self-sustaining. Her path is that of creative self-actualization which can bring her fame and recognition. She needs to express herself in a grandiose manner in order to be noticed as an artist and someone special.  In doing so she is learning to rely on her own creative inner resources to increase her self esteem, sense of personal worth, and have a lot of pleasure doing so.  She is also learning that my using her own internal resources, gifts and talents, she can increase her material resources which will result in additional inner security.


The Ruler of the North Node is Venus in Aries which is conjunct the North Node in Taurus in the 5th House.  This tells us she needs to be free and independent to use her inner resources in order to express her will and to fulfill her special destiny and purpose in a creative way as an artist. The NNR is trine Mars conjunct Neptune in her 1st House indicating an instinctual desire to express herself as a song writer and a musician.    Mars and Neptune are sextile her natal Pluto in Scorpio conjunct her S.Node in the 11th House. This ties back to her past desires to form relationships with symbols of power, especially anything taboo.  Lady Gaga sees sex as a symbol as well as drugs and alcohol. Sex, drugs, and rock and roll – still considered taboo, at least on the level that Lady Gaga takes it.


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Sep 21, 2011, 05:25 AM
Hi Cat,

I would suggest you read the three previous posts by Gonzalo, Kristin, and Jason to understand how to go about a more complete EA analysis of Lady Gaga's chart.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Sep 21, 2011, 05:27 AM
Hi Ellen,

Sure.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: cat777 on Sep 21, 2011, 08:14 PM
Hi Rad,

I didn't want to read them prior as I was afraid I wouldn't post if I did.  I did read them afterwards and they are just as good as I imagined they'd be.  Ok, I'm going to try and give this a shot, but its the work week, so time is limited, but I will try to do a more complete analysis.  I just don't want to hold anyone else back. 


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Gonzalo on Sep 22, 2011, 08:50 PM
Hi Rad, and group ...

Adding some few further thoughts on Gaga's Soul ...

God Bless,

Gonzalo

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Pluto Rx in the 11th House, Scorpio, the Pluto south node in the 2nd House, ruled by Saturn Rx in the 1st House Sagittarius, correlates to en emphasized sense of identity and independency from mainstream values, and the courage to sustain that independency. With all the planetary south nodes in Capricorn in the 2nd House (Ceres, Jupiter, Pluto, Saturn), the Soul of Gaga has gained a reflective understanding of the values, ways of life, ideologies, etc., of the societies in which she has lived, and her Soul has learned to resist the pressure to conform to those values, ways of life, etc. Within the individuated stages of her Soul’s evolution, she has rebelled against being absorbed by the consensus, through identifying with the more reduced groups which the consensus has tried to dominate or oppress, in which she has been a natural leader of these minorities. The leadership dynamic implies that, In order to lead these groups, she has also learned about and identified with the values, orientations, lifestyles, etc. defining these minorities.  The desire to preserve the identities and the diversity of these groups has been based on the survival instinct of these groups, and in the emphasized survival instinct of Gaga. Thus, relative to her evolutionary condition, there has existed a very dynamic process in which Gaga has identified with these values, lifestyles, etc. of the minorities, then leading to an evolution of her Soul beyond the identifications, and in a third time, a continuing identification and support of the ways of being of these peoples, associated with the leadership dynamics, in which she has helped these groups to evolve beyond their existing conditions, from the point where they already are, ie. preserving what and who they are, and what they value and identify with-their sense of meaning- as necessary for the ongoing collective evolution of these groups, and the individuals belonging to these groups. Thus, because the need for freedom is a fundamental orientation of her Soul, she has also valued and supported the free determination of other people and groups, and because of her gained knowledge of the values, ideologies, and symbols of these peoples and groups, has felt compelled to assume necessary positions of leadership for them. This is indicated-relative to Pluto Rx conjunct South Node in Scorpio 11th House-by Saturn Rx being in the 1st House, semi-sextile to Pluto. It is also indicated by Saturn being Balsamic (conjunct) to Uranus Rx in the 1st House, which is Crescent phase semi-square to Pluto. The dynamic nature of this process is reflected in Uranus/Saturn being in Sagittarius, ie. adaptability, which indicates a continuous re-elaboration of the identity associations existing in the past, in order o create new meaningful possibilities, according to the new conditions or evolving requirements, in which she will synthesize (Sagittarius) series of elements of the different cultural backgrounds that her Soul knows. This can be seen in the synthesis of different types of body movement and dance forms she uses, ranging from classical dance to afro, hip hop, etc., which are combined in personal ways. The knowledge of different cultures and traditions is reflected in her videos, which contain transcultural symbols, and at same time specific references to artistic avant-guards and the history of contemporary art. In the videos, the symbols are extracted from their original contexts and given new meanings. As an example, the video of the son Born this Way starts with an inverted pink triangle, which serves as a frame for a unicorn. It seems the symbol of the pink inverted triangle was used in the concentration camps of the nazis to ‘mark’ the lesbian women, or homosexuals men or women. The unicorn symbolizes purity of desire. Also, the dress made of meat she wore at mtv was a direct quote of conceptual artist who has been working around the topic of ‘woman as an object’ in current culture. By means of these procedures, she has been taking images, symbols, ideas, belonging to culture and subcultures, and giving them meaning in a massive way in the context of the existing society. Literally, has brought out works of art from the museums, and showed them to the public. When these works of art have returned to their museums, they have increased their popularity and receive much more visits than before …

This is also reflected in the use of the ‘influences’ in her own work, such as Eurythmics, Boney M, Freddy Mercury, Bowie, etc., which are synthesized  in ways that are unique to her art…. and within the   syntheses, the influences are specifically quoted, ie. preserve their original uniqueness, even within a work  of Gaga ...   

To me, it is a manifestation of courage and creativity the way in which she has glamourized symbols of minority identities, ie. has chosen to identify with places of the collective consciousness which are literally full of all types of distorted projections, by the consensus, about what is wrong, perverted, or evil, specially in sexual terms ...

The ruler of the Capricorn House cusp and south nodes, Saturn being in the 1st House, Sagittarius, reflects that she is not only identified to what and how she is and has been in the past, but also, with what she is focused on becoming. This creates a desire nature that is restless and in perpetual expansion and discovery (Saturn/Uranus 1st House Sagittarius). The essential freedom that defines her nature is associated with her determined capacity to redefine the context by embracing larger coordinates that intuitively provide new definitions, orientations, and possibilities … which in turn allows her instinctive nature to manifest …

With the North Node ruler Venus being in opposition to Pluto, within the Gibbous phase, with Venus being in the 5th House Aries, her natural leadership and sense of uniqueness has been given meaning and purpose in connection with the requirements of the groups. “Just inspiring every little girl to know that, can nobody stop you, no matter what doors close, no matter what people hate, it’s a real thing going on here, I’m just gonna open the veil, be transparent, and show the world that I am fearless, and unafraid” (Laurie Ann Gibson, Gaga’s assistant choreographer, referring to Born this Way). It also reflects the fear of social integration or assimilation that the individual has experienced in the past, based on the fear to lose individuality translating in a need to assert the free individuality in opposition to the consensus, and to create crises in which she has faced repression by the dominating society. 



Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Sep 23, 2011, 08:07 AM
Hi Gonzalo,

Thanks adding your additional EA analysis of Gaga's chart.

I would like to know who else wants to participate in this thread.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: mirta on Sep 23, 2011, 09:10 AM
Hi Rad,
I was planning to post this weekend, but I am very busy and I will not be able to post until next week, may be thursday. Sorry for the delay.
Thanks so much for this opportunity to learn and to resolve the "skipped steps" in my systematic learning practices under your instruction and guidance, also for your understanding and patience.
God Bless
Mirta


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: ari moshe on Sep 23, 2011, 09:23 AM
Hi all, yes this 6 pointed star is breath taking! Here's her chart with just the trines programmed in. What's most amazing is that this starinvolves both of the nodes as well as the nodal rulers.

I'll be posting mine soon...

(http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/pp255/arimoshe/ladygaga-1.jpg)


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Linda on Sep 23, 2011, 02:09 PM
Rad,
I'm working on mine now, and
should be ready in hopefully
one day's time.
Thanks,
Linda


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: ari moshe on Sep 23, 2011, 06:29 PM
Lady Gaga
Third stage individuated - well established within it.

The underlying intention for this soul, for many lifetimes already, has been to completely liberate from the total impact of the past as it has conditioned her individual consciousness. Within the context of her individuated level of awareness, this pertains to liberating from all conditions that limit her from fully actualizing her unique potential as a human being - thus this soul has been deeply tuned in to her personal future, that future being that which she will recognizes herself to be a result of deconditioning, as well as that which the world will become.

Saturn in a balsamic conjunction to Uranus and semi sextile Pluto which is conj the sn in Scorpio in the 11th house implies that she has had the evolutionary purpose in the past to create organization and lead a social purpose that related to bringing more freedom in the world - focusing on various communities and groups to make the world a place that is more suitable for all humanity, not just the mainstream. Also her Moon is in a balsamic phase with Saturn symbolizes a soul that is reflecting on the total meaning of gender assignments as it relates to who she identifies as, from within herself. I have more to say and a question the meaning of her Saturn later...

The Pluto sn conjunction is clearly a fruition dynamic. In prior lifetimes this soul has worked through many layers of social resistance to her being who she is and fulfilling her purpose. This has happened by way of her having been a part of various communities and groups of people where she experienced various traumas by way of her entire community being persecuted as well as having fought for groups that were being heavily persecuted. Noting that the 11th house is ruled by Venus which is conj the nn, Venus being in Aries in the 5th house and is trine Mars Neptune balsamic, Mars also being the ruler of the 5th house.
This implies that within her communities and community efforts she has already actualized a special purpose, a special destiny that has required her absolute independence and creative self actualization. Prior to this life this soul has been an activist for a social cause greater than her personal self – this being intimately interwoven with her own personal deconditiong and liberation from the past.

One of the spiritual lessons she has been learning has been the right use of force - how to exert her purpose in the world in a way that actual creates peace, that actually makes change. In the past she has become angry and was often selfish and overly self focused in her social agenda. The Capricorn is ruled by Saturn in Sag in the 1st which opposes Chiron in Gemini in the 7th. This points to the lesson of learning cooperation with other souls, and that there has been a great vulnerability linked to needing to be loved, needing to be accepted, but having been so focused on herself and her purpose to the point that listening to other points of views, and being tactful in her relationships has been an area of neglect.

Capricorn rules her second house with Saturn in the first. Within her second house in Capricorn are the south nodes of Jupiter, Pluto, Saturn, and in Aquarius in the second house the south node of Vesta - all of which square her south node, and by association her Pluto as well in Scorpio in the 11th house. They also square the nn, and the planetary ruler of the nn Venus, which is also the ruler of the 11th house.

This correlates to a soul that has lived many lifetimes having been persecuted for being different, for standing up and standing out - even when her community did not support her, even when she was faced with immense loss and betrayal - having been a part of various groups and having fought for various groups that were under great persecution. The skipped step dynamic implied here with these signatures squaring the lunar nodes is that she has become incredibly stubborn and fixed in her way of being to the point of having projected onto other human beings that she can't be understood, that she is innately prone to persecution. The intention with these signatures, also taking into account the profound 6 pointed star that connects the nodes, their ruler, as well as the inspired signature of Mars Neptune in the first in Capricorn, is ultimately to fully be who she is, to focus her emotional energy towards a creative purpose and remain steadfast in her deepest values WITHOUT the need to create any unnecessary projections that would in fact keep her from self actualization.
These signatures correlate to a very strong instinct and capacity to survive, not just her survival but to support the survival of all different kinds of groups. It implies her capacity to retreat within herself and simply do what she is here to do as her lyrics to the song “Born this way” state: “I’m on the right track baby I was born to survive”.

On an even deeper evolutionary level, the north nodes of Pluto and Saturn are in Cancer in the 8th house and are only square Venus in Aries in the 5th. Given the Pluto polarity point in the 5th, the nn and its ruler in the 5th, and this direct square with the 8th house, this means that as she rises in popularity, she will necessarily face various emotional confrontations from within herself - pointing to a deep past of having been betrayed and abandoned. The 8th house is ruled by a Scorpio Moon in the 12th house. She talks a lot about her personal insecurity, quite openly - which for her soul is very important as her own vulnerability links to a deep need to be nurtured and nourished on a very private and personal emotional level. Thus within her own personal life there will likely be very deep emotional dynamics that she will keep secret as this is one of her greatest insecurities. The 8th house signatures ultimately point to the evolutionary necessity to get out of the well of being in control and embrace her own emotional chaos and needs that she has naturally repressed on the basis of having something important to do in this world.

Linked with the Scorpio Moon, these signatures also point to a growing attunement and awareness of the collective reality of suffering, in particular issues that pertain to women and gender (Cancer). She is cultivating the awareness of all beings being a part of her family as she is aligning with a life's purpose that will enable her to serve more people on the emotional level, helping others to overcome their own deep feelings of betrayal loss and insecurity. All of this linked with the evolutionary bottom line: the Pluto polarity point in Taurus in the 5th with Venus in Aries. Her message is "Be you, beautiful!"

She has become devoted on helping those in need - being a care taker for those who have been betrayed, as she has incorporated to a great degree her own inner feelings of abandonment. This again symbolized by the Scorpio Moon in the 12th, the 12th house ruled by Pluto in the 11th- and as per the relationship between the 11th house and the first house (Saturn inconjunct Pluto as well as the ruler of the 11th Venus being ruled by mars in the first which is ruled by Saturn, as well as the sextile between her Mars Neptune in the first and her sn Pluto), we see exactly how she has done that (as described in the second paragraph). Feeling lost and desiring to escape this world, or merge with something that will lead to a deep transmutation is exactly what will enable further evolution for this soul. As she grows older, in particular as Saturn transits her 12th house in a couple years, she will begin to face the existential nature of reality on an even deeper level. The result will be a deeper commitment to a life of service, where she can give of herself as much as she can through the act of constant vulnerability. Saturn, as it enters her first house will signify the "go ahead" to go even deeper into transmuting the consciousness on this planet. This will provide more and more meaning to her and fulfill her longing to fulfill deep emotional needs that may seem to be unreachable.

The last important element I will discuss regarding her 8th house is her Lucifer in Cancer which squares the lunar nodes. This soul brilliantly portrays the quality of Lucifer as light bearer- bringing into unconditional acceptance the shadow that is created by the repression of natural desires - even separating ones. Cancer correlates to self image as well as identity- her song "born this way" basically sends the message that the totality of you is exactly the way you were created. The suffering we all experience comes as a result of fearing our total nature - even our darkness. This is where her Lucifer expresses as a light bearer, bringing light to what is otherwise regarded as taboo and dark. There is a lot of rich history/herstory in this. In the past she has experienced death and great oppression as well as betrayal abandonment and torture linked to her power as a woman, as well as women in general, groups of women, as well as groups that were persecuted based patriarchal rage towards the feminine. This also, at a core level, links to the patriarchal separation between human and mother earth. The way women are treated is reflected in how society has also treated nature - one in the same. For all human beings, there is a natural human need for intimacy, security, sexuality as well as initiations that link human consciousness and sexual energy to natural law. These needs being repressed and distorted has resulted in deeply unresolved psychological dynamics that has play out via possessiveness and jealousy for the past 6000+ years.

In the past, this skipped step signature implies having been disempowered and having used her own sexual energy as a means to gain power back through various forms of manipulation and game playing. This soul has in fact resolved this skipped step in this life through her profound inner empowerment and security linked with loving and trusting who she is, like a child of God.
"There's nothing wrong with loving who you are 'cause he made you perfect babe. so hold your head up girl and you'll go far listen to me when I say... (Lucifer in Cancer in the 8th relative to 5th house Taurus square with Venus).

Here is this amazing video of lady gaga singing "born this way" with a little girl who rose to fame with her own you tube cover of this song. Watching this put me to tears.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uhbq-tNM2Sw&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uhbq-tNM2Sw&feature=related)

Question: Rad, she seems to have resolved this skipped step very early in life. Is this linked with the fact of Pluto sn being a fruition situation, along with the node Lucifer last squared, the nn, being conjunct Venus its ruler - implying a strong degree of actualization in the past? Or is it simply not something that the chart can clarify as it is just the result of a strong resolve within the soul to evolve?

A part of her spiritual calling in this life is to focus on specific information and to share it openly and honestly. This also just translates to speaking to the masses an inspired vision. Jupiter Mercury new phase in Pisces in the 3rd, ruled by Neptune which is conjunct Mars which rules Venus and the 5th house. Aquarius rules the 3rd house which is in Sag in the 1st and is square Mercury. So the nature of this information, her studies, directly pertains to the message she is here to share, which carries a profoundly focused and transcendent quality to it (Pisces) - and is also meant to have a cultural shock value to it (Aquarius). Neptune in the 1st here implies becoming an icon. Based on the balsamic phase with Mars it means that this life she is truly reflecting on her purpose and how to anchor her message and vision and activism in a way that can actually make a difference - meaning allowing her instincts to serve a social purpose, not just acting upon them impulsively. By finding the right path she creates a way to fully express her instincts in a way that serves a higher purpose. Note that her Neptune is crescent phase quintile Mercury in Pisces – implying a soul that knows how to get the message across in a truly unique and original way.

This signature also points to a past where she has been engaged in violence and social confrontations of various kinds. So this has created a guilt and awareness within the soul regarding the effects of aggression. Being in Capricorn, and given the rulership of Capricorn, Saturn in Sag in the 1st which in fact squares all of that Pisces, a challenge, which she has in fact mastered very young in life (which is truly remarkable) is to be conscious of what works and what doesn't work - expressing and manifesting her inspired purpose in such a way that it can actually be socially accepted and included within the consensus. This means she has learned how to control her impulses and has developed the qualities of patience and perseverance.

She once said that before she was famous she just walked around New York city wearing fancy clothing and acting like she was important. This attracted attention to her and ultimately lead to the fate of fame which happened quite easily and gracefully.

Prior to this life, this has been something she has been working on big time. As stated earlier, the karmic patterns that relate to not listening on equal terms with others is still operative, and this will continue to come up through her personal relationships. The 6 pointed star involving Neptune Mars which is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is in a gibbous phase sesquiquadrate with Venus, a very tight one. This means that she is meant to define a value system that can become socially relevant and operative within society, linked to a particular purpose and vision (squaring and ruled by Jupiter, which is ruled by Neptune which is again ruled by Saturn) by micromanaging all of the details of her career. The bottom line lesson in this signature is learning to take it one step at a time, learning to focus on her purpose and what makes her life most meaningful, so she can create the path that works best in the long run.

Rad, with that sesquiqudrate between Saturn and Venus, I'd expect to see a soul that is a lot less patient, capable of controlling impulses, and capable of building such a strong social image in this world as Lady Gaga seems to be. Is her actualization, relative to that signature, based on the fact that Venus is already so developed prior to this life along with all the trines - implying a strong overall awareness of many of her inner dynamics and a strong connection to her deepest values in life?

That being said, she does drink a lot and clearly has various ways of coping and dealing with stress and responsibility as well as self criticism. I can see that symbolizng the energy of this sesquisquare along with the fact that Saturn ruled Neptune Mars in Capricorn along with all the Capricorn second house energies.

God bless
Ari Moshe


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Sep 24, 2011, 07:47 AM
I thought I would post in this new thread the three previous EA analysis's of Gaga's chart by Gonzalo, Kristin, and Jason. Gonzalo has already added to his analysis which is just above this post. I am waiting for the others to post, Mirta, Linda, and Gray before I post my comments about the analysis's of those participating in this thread. If there are any new people who wish to participate in this thread kindly let me know. God Bless, Rad

From Kristin:


Lady Gaga - A Revolutionary Radical and a Refreshing Role Model.

3rd stage Individuated

Pluto 11th in Scorpio
South Node in Scorpio
Planetary ruler is Pluto conjunct the South Node in the 11th

PPP in the 5th in Taurus
North Node in Taurus
Planetary Ruler is Venus in Aries conjunct the North Node in the 5th

Gaga reflects a Soul who has come into this life with a history of lifetimes being intensely persecuted and harshly judged for being different. She traveled on the fringes of society forever pushing the limits of societal norms, totally rebelling against the consensus and anything that got in the way of her individual expression. As a result she carries into this life massive unresolved emotional trauma from the patriarchal power pushers that felt threatened by her intense eccentricity and who ultimately had their way with her.

With Pluto in Scorpio in the 11th conjunct the South Node in the 11th, she has had the desire to transform her own personal limitations by forming relationships with anything that she needed in order to grow and evolve. Gaga undoubtedly led tribes and perhaps nations in many cases had the power to lead movements that influenced countless Souls not only locally but throughout the world. Her very power lies in the fact that she is different. Her sense of powerlessness in part comes for all that she is not or has yet to experience. People have been struck by her, hypnotized by her and transformed by her power and her leadership. Inevitably it is the people that never understood her and ultimately those who did not accept her or felt overly challenged by her which led to her demise. Pluto in Scorpio conjunct South Node is Scorpio also suggests having power and then losing it, being stripped of it and 'taken out of the game’ so to speak, so the interplay between power and powerlessness occurs in this way too. Pluto/Scorpio is to confront so her inherent nature is the need to experience emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual confrontations in order to facilitate her own ongoing personal evolution, to take things over and beyond where she has been and to also have a transformative effect not only personally but on the masses, Pluto in Scorpio conjunct the South Node trine Jupiter in the 3rd in Pisces. She has been working for lifetimes to regain her power and recover her unique influence over others as this has been underway prior to this life and appears to have finally manifested, this lifetime represents a life finally of FRUITION. Pluto conjunct the South Node New phase and the ruler of her North Node Venus is in Aries and conjuncts the North Node., reflecting a culmination and a new beginning all in one life. In order to heal the past, Moon in Scorpio in the 12th, she needs to act it out on the world stage. This is reflected in the Moon in the 12th as well as Venus in Aries, ruler of the North Node in Taurus conjunct the North Node in the 5th. Her natal Moon by house sign/aspects represents the Soul ego/identity she chose in this life in order to act out her Soul’s evolutionary intentions. This healing has been coming to a head in a few recent lifetimes noted in Moon in the 12th in Scorpio, ruler Pluto in Scorpio conjunct the South Node as well as Mars, lead point in her evolution, in Capricorn conjunct the South Node of Mars, conjunct Neptune, healing the patriarchal persecution. These are also classic burned at the stake signatures, burned for being a powerful threat to mainstream society, but also for being labeled ‘crazy’. Also lifetimes where she was ‘locked up’ for it, Moon in the 12th, ruler Pluto on the South Node, similar to the themes associated with Joan of Arc. Which is interesting considering Gaga went to private all girls Roman Catholic school growing up in NYC. Her given last name is Germanotta, an Italian father, her chart reflecting lifetimes in Italy through geodedics seen with Sun in Aries in the 4th, squaring ruler Mars in Cap in the 1st house, a clear symbol for where some of those harsh persecutions occurred. One of her latest hits EDGE of GLORY also reflects this theme of fruition. Edge being her Pluto on the South Node in Scorpio but also the edge of glory reflected in the Venus on the North Node in the 5th house.

It is not just about her music and her message, she is a performance artist, Venus, ruler of the North Node, conjunct her North Node it is about the total show which includes all of her unusual limit pushing ‘fashion’ that inevitably creates a shock of awe to viewers. She wants to be a living work of art on and off the stage. There is nothing that she ever put on her body that she didn’t know where it came from, the reference of it and who inspired it. There is always a concept or a story she is telling. Jupiter in Pisces in the 3rd trines her South Node and Pluto. She is and always has been a master storyteller of blunt and bold honesty through imagery and lyrics that offer powerful healing . Sher says that people take her way too seriously yet not seriously enough. Planetary ruler of her North Node is Venus in Aries, trines ruler Mars in Cap/Neptune square Sun in Aries in the 4th, ruler Mars in cap conjunct Neptune in Cap.


Gaga performed the recent hit “Hair” where she appears bald, wearing a scull cap, while she plays, her wig on top of the piano - the last line of the song is “I’ve had enough, this is my prayer, I’ll die just as free as my hair”. This reflects her fight to the finish the lifetimes working toward her Soul recovery to express with freedom who she is and her mission to be a messenger, a voice of encouragement and support for all who feel different in the world, Pluto in Scorpio on the South Node, Saturn is hair. Planetary ruler of the North Node in Taurus is Venus in Aries, conjunct that North Node, the ruler Mars is in Capricorn, free as the hair on her head.

Her latest cd and one of the hits is called BORN THIS WAY which is her message to all who feel different,that God made you this way, to love yourself and to have no regret. She also has special message for the gays with her play on words.

Don't be a drag, just be a queen
Don't be a drag, just be a queen
Don't be a drag, just be a queen

At one of her first big national award shows she exited saying "Bless God and bless the gays"!

One of her biggest wounds is directly linked to her sexuality. Apparently there was a rumor that she was a hermaphrodite which she later denied. She is an androgynous Soul, bisexual by nature.
Rumors in astrology is Gemini. Hermaphrodite is linked with Libra/7th house. Gaga’s Chiron is in Gemini in the 7th, the ruler Mercury is in Pisces in the 3rd (duality) and the ruler of her Mercury is Neptune in Capricorn conjuncts Mars as well as her South Node of Mars, reflecting the wound around being a hermaphrodite in another life. This is stated further with Sun in the 4th, ruler Mars in Capricorn conjunct South node of Mars in Capricorn conjunct Neptune in Cap, ruler Saturn, opposing Chiron in Gemini.

Nobody really knew of her and within two years she becomes a world phenom, Pluto polarity point is in the 5th in Taurus conjunct the North Node, planetary ruler is also conjunct the North Node in the 5th but in Aries, a world leader to shock the mainstream, Venus trines her Mars in Capricorn/Neptune. Her success kicked in right at her Jupiter return. Jupiter is in Pisces in the 3rd and trines her Pluto and South Node, thereby sextiling her Venus and North Node. Her success is not only due to her spell-binding (Scorpio) innovation (11th house), it is in her message to the masses that creates universal shock waves, a ripple effect cross culturally, across continents, on behalf all the other Souls who feel different. She speaks for them and she leads the way dreaming and scheming up more ways to be different than anyone else can think of, which offers a sort of comfort zone for all those wounded souls who follow her. Her massive FAME is seen with the Pluto Polarity point being in the 5th conjunct the North Node as well as the planetary ruler. The planetary ruler Venus is in Aries and trines its ruler Mars/Neptune. This fame also seen with her 12th house Moon in Scorpio and ruler Pluto conjunct the South Node.

Gaga empowers her fans whether she is speaking to them or singing to them. She says, “Tonight I want you to let go of all of your insecurities, Sun in Aries in the 4th squaring Mars in Cap/Neptune in Cap, also her Moon in the 12th, I want you to reject anyone or anything that made you feel like you don’t belong. Free yourself tonight!” Planetary ruler of her North Node is Venus in Aries, and this trines the ruler Mars conjunct Neptune.

WOW! I’m Sold.

In close she said in an interview when challenged with various questions, she said. “The only problem with artists is that they lie. I never lie.” Jupiter in Pisces in the 3rd trines her South Node and Pluto in Scorpio. She said, her fans know exactly who she is and even though she gives her all to them, her philosophy which is linked with her Jupiter in Pisces in the 3rd trine Pluto in Scorpio on the South Node in Scorpio is to:

Maintain a SOULFULNESS (Pluto on the South Node) which she has yet to give away (Venus on the North Node).

She is still holding a few sacred cards close to her chest Scorpio style and the world is waiting with anticipation for her next creatively inventive move!

Peace,
Kristin


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From Gonzalo
   
   
Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE

Hi group …

I would like to share some thoughts about the evolutionary axis in general…

Along many lifetimes she has rebelled against the external impositions of values by those in power. She has faced intense experiences in which she has confronted the values, beliefs and lifestyles of larger groups, which have tried to control, dominate, or totally eliminate the groups of which she has been part in many lifetimes. Some of the groups have been nomadic peoples, hunter-gatherers, bands such as gypsies, or sedentary people who were tried to dominate and/or assimilate by other people through war, etc. or to ethnic or cultural minorities within existing societies, and also communities of rural life, natural life, which sustained themselves through agriculture. All of these groups had their own defined values and belief systems which were the basis of a strong sense of identity, ie. where quite evolved or developed or naturally attuned belief systems, which were essential for the groups as connected to collective symbols, rituals and practices, which were intended to ensure survival (Pluto 11th House Scorpio, South Node of Pluto in the 2nd House, the planetary ruler, Saturn, in the 1st House Sagittarius).  These symbols and rituals of collective nature, defining the sense of identity, and the cultural strength of these peoples and groups, have been of course different than the beliefs, rituals, etc., of the dominating groups. These dominating groups have tried to convert these minorities by the force: convert or die. Some of these groups have been pagans in the context of Christian religions, persecuted as witches, other have been Christian groups of common life, which were persecuted as heretics. Her Soul has resisted any external imposition many times through direct confrontation and opposition. I would say she has died many times, including being burn alive as a witch (North Node in Taurus, 5th House, ruler Venus in the 5th House, Aries, trine Neptune/Mars  in the 1st House Capricorn). Other times in face of the overwhelming larger powers of collective nature she has developed the capacity to stay deeply focused within herself, in contact with in her sense of identity and symbols, knowing who she. The belief systems and the cultural and religious symbols of transformation have been quite evolved and aligned with what is natural, and her Soul has gained the capacity to sustain from within her own sense of who she is. This has served her Soul to maintain a sense of relative security within herself, in which the external pressure to conform or convert has not created a sense of doubt in the identity, and further, in which she is in contact with the inner dimensions of whatever situation in which she continues to be free. She has been subject to the collective projections of the dominant rights and wrongs, being stigmatized through the projection of the compulsive fears of these dominant peoples, connected to things that are natural: love, sex, emotions, the body, other relationship patterns, etc. Many culturally conditioned associations of evil have been projected on her. She has lived in the context of societies in which she has been perceived as evil, dangerous, etc., thus, a totally distorted image of who she is. She has been perpetually liberating herself from these projections, either simply knowing from within who and how she really is, knowing that she is different from what is being projected on her or her group, and she has also used, with other Souls belonging to her minor groups, the nature of the projections as a form of identity, and protection. These have been societies in which existed a “relative” tolerance for these minorities, and in which they maintain a limited space in which they were free to continue with their own rituals and practices, even though being perceived as strange or different, and their cultural symbols feared to some degree by the consensus. These symbols, their meanings-belief systems, the nature of their value associations, etc. have been maintained by these groups in secrecy, and thus, they have assumed not being understood by the larger societies they have been in contact with, being feared by them, etc. Thus, on one hand, the nature of the metamorphic symbols has been evolving through a series of experiences in which she has been pulled into herself by collective traumas including these types of persecution, in which she has been identifying herself, her Soul, as her own metamorphic symbol. On the other hand, she has been maintaining the identity symbols through identifying with the cultural symbols of her groups in new ways, through the evolving understanding she has been gaining about the nature of life itself, and the deeper meanings of the symbols which have been revealed though her own inner relationship with these symbols, and the expansion of her consciousness and her philosophical, cosmological, metaphysical and spiritual understanding of herself and life in general. Maintaining the relationship with the symbols has manifested her natural rebelliousness, her affirmation of the right to do so, the deep relationship with the symbols themselves, and the meaning and value given to the symbol by her and others of her group. Within the context  of larger groups in which she has been perceived in distorted ways, and her symbols have been anathema, she has identified with the symbols even as being anathematic or heretical or sacrilegious, through deepening the connection with the symbols themselves, and further, through incorporating the ‘differentness’ within the symbols. Like saying “ok, this is normal and good for me, even though they perceive it as strange and evil, so, I will affirm my right to sustain that which looks like strange and evil to them in these symbols …”. Thus, the 'differentness' is incorporated in the symbols, and the symbols themselves are given a new use, which is an ever deeper reflection of herself, through an ever deeper relationship with her own Soul. The nature of the symbols themselves have been transmuted and alchemized, and the relationship with the symbols is totally magic, because they become significant in the same process through which they lose any meaning: at this point they don’t mean nothing in themselves for Gaga, because she has identified her own Soul as the symbol. However, through the contrast between the meaning they have had for her in her Soul’s story, and the cumulated story of the collective projections on these same symbols, she uses the same symbols to demonstrate that they mean nothing, and that she is totally natural and innocent, despite associating with whatever symbol. I would say that she is very much in a fruition state (Pluto conjunct South Node) in which needs to serve as an icon and a social phenomenon to motivate others to assume and manifest who they naturally are, being because of this state of fruition somehow bound by a need to represent collective identity associations and symbols belonging to several minorities, in order to serve for the identifications and projections of those she is motivating and leading in this way to liberate. In general, the evolutionary future of her Soul points to independent self-realization and spiritual realization, beyond having to mean something to others.


God Bless,

Gonzalo

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A question from Kristin..

Yes, thanks Rad for offering to do the EA paradigm using famous peoples charts. I do find it to be a way to work with the paradigm that serves to develop a greater understanding of the process and the work, to share this journey with others, especially if everyone participating has access to the information about the famous person in question.
 
I also did not know much about Gaga, with the exception of listening to my ten year old daughter blasting some of her music in the house, while dancing and singing Poker Face at the top of her lungs. I have a new found respect for Gaga and am fascinated that her music appeals not only cross continents but cross generations.

I am sorry to see things drop off here but perhaps a bit of summer has something to do with it.

The one area I did not develop or explore too much, as I was focusing so much on her past and present life, is where this is all headed evolutionarily speaking for her. How does she evolve in her own unique way. What does that look like as she enters the spiritual state? I CAN ONLY IMAGINE.....

She is so famous for surprises..perhaps only God knows how that will manifest but Rad could you shed some light on this question??? I know she will always have a role in reaching many, it is simply how she is wired. She sure would have a powerful voice to remind people of the NATURAL GOD/DESS! And I am pretty sure she will have a role in bringing the Goddess back to the modern world but any thoughts you could offer Rad would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks too Gonzalo for your post. It certainly added depth and color to her story for me.

Peace,
Kristin

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Additional comments by Gonzalo......


"This is the manifesto of mother monster...

On Goat, a goverment owned alien territory in space, a birth of magnificent and magical proportions took place. But the birth was not finite, it was infinite. As the whombs numbered and the mitosis of the future began, it was percieved that this infamous moment in life is not temporal, it is eternal. And thus began the beginning of the new race, a race within the race of humanity, a race which bears no prejudice, no judgement, but boundless freedom. But on that same day, as the eternal mother hovered in the multiverse, another more terrifying birth took place. The birth of evil. And as she herself split into two, rotating in agony between two ultimate forces, the pendulum of choice began at stance. It seems easy, you imagine, to gravitate instantly and unweaveringly towards good. But, she wondered, how can I protect something so perfect whithout evil?"

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And a chart analysis by Jason .....
   

Here are my observations about Lady Gaga’s evolutionary axis:

This Soul has spent many, many lifetimes focused on rebelling against and deconditioning from belief systems around sexuality and particularly sexual/gender roles (Pluto/SN Moon conjunct in Scorpio 11th; trine Vesta/Jupiter balsamic conjunction in Pisces 3rd, which is also conjunct Dark Moon Lilith, and Vesta also being conjunct Venus NN in Aquarius).  It has incarnated in different groups all over the world, often in the role of leader (Pluto sextile Neptune in Capricorn/1st, that Neptune also conjunct Mars in Capricorn/1st), engaging in a huge diversity of relationships with individuals and groups, all with the deep Soul desire of reworking roles and belief systems related to sexuality – there is probably no role or relationship permutation it hasn’t experimented with, particularly variations on the female roles (Pluto/SN in 11th trine Vesta/Jupiter conjunction in 3rd trine Pallas in 7th).  Now these many wanderings and rebellions and relationships are culminating in a powerful conscious awareness and mastery (grand trine) releasing the last vestiges of the conditioning and seeding a belief system around sexual roles that is based in ultimate truths (Vesta/Jupiter balsamic and in Pisces 3rd), grounded in the emotional body (Pallas in Cancer) and connected to the deep and unique reality of the individual Soul (Pluto/SN Scorpio 11th).  Lady Gaga’s life and public role shows that she is in a fruition condition in relation to her Pluto/SN and the associated grand trine – hence in this lifetime she is compelled to share and represent to others all that she has discovered and realized through her many rebellious contacts and adventures.  In fact, it also interesting to consider that she has more than once in interviews expressed an impatience with needing to be and do this, an indication that she can’t not be and do this for others, with her own Soul as the symbol, as Gonzalo pointed out, for others to work out the same issues she ha9s been working out.

It is also clear that this Soul has experienced extreme religiously and patriarchally driven persecution and judgment from others for its relationship choices and particularly for the unconventional relationship roles it has taken as a female (Mars/Neptune in Capricorn opposite Pallas in Cancer in 7th), as well as for its lifetimes spent in Intersex/hermaphroditic and bisexual roles (Saturn in Sagittarius 1st opposite Chiron in Gemini in 7th, also Jupiter in Pisces square that Chiron), some of which were likely not by choice (Pluto in Scorpio quincunx that Chiron, genital mutilation/castration e.g. Hijra/eunuch  roles in India correlating to Gemini geodetically.)  In some ways, even while her art clearly speaks of, reacts to, and names this, nevertheless this Soul does tend to disidentify with it at some level and tend more to see it in others around her (Chiron conjunct DC) and tends to objectivize her Soul story impersonally for the liberation of others (11th Pluto).  Thus she has developed for herself a role as “Mother Monster,” (Ceres, gibbous phase opposition to Dark Moon Lilith, in Grand Cross with Saturn/Chiron/Jupiter-Vesta), a teacher perfecting her purifying cosmology (that Ceres is in Virgo 9th, gibbous phase opposition to Jupiter) exemplified in Gonzalo’s quote, who cares for her many “little monsters”.   Thus she shares again the results of her long rebellion against role prescriptions, sharing what she’s learned, fulfilling her universal and social role (Ceres 3rd Q sextile Pluto).  But her deeper very personal and intense wounding she carries very very privately (Moon, ruler of 8th and of the afflicted Pallas, in 12th Scorpio; Neptune/Mars opposition to Pallas also T-Squares 4th house Sun).   However, the masses will consistently bring it to her attention, sometimes in humiliating ways (Pluto/Neptune both quincunx to Chiron – a yod), such as the hermaphroditic rumors.  And there is an evolutionary intention to liberate and break free from this more intense wounding she carries, likely through relationships (Uranus NN conjunct Chiron, both in 7th).    

In fact it seems to me that love in her own life is indeed her “next frontier” and the thing which she, as a Soul in the fruition condition, would like to “get on with”.  To me it seems that the lifetimes of deconditioning have cleared the way and left this Soul hungry and consciously ready to solidify a brand new way to express and give and receive love (PPP/Lunar NN in Taurus and conjunct ruler Venus in Aries 5th, Venus 1st Q trine to Mars, Venus/PPP/NN all conjunct the new phase conjunction of NN Mars and NN Venus in 5th/Taurus), Doing this would also bring up all those very personal intense memories (SN Chiron conjunct all of above) allowing deep healing of the many wounds the Soul has sustained, i.e. the process of giving and receiving love would bring to light all the ways the Soul has been traumatized, including a very basic wound around her perception of her "loveability" and attractiveness (Venus semisquare Chiron and sesquiquadrate Saturn).  However, because of the requirements linked to her fruition condition, this particular journey is suspended until her first and perhaps her second Saturn Return (seems more likely first given the way she is living, clearly doing what she is here to do).  Certainly this “on hold” seems congruent with her relationship life to date, which she reports has been “miserably pathetic” (granted she is only 25 years old).  

Yet with her NN of Uranus in the 7th house, and her NNs of Jupiter and Vesta conjunct and in a new phase relationship to that NN Uranus, developing relationship roles and meanings that are freedom-based and more appropriate to the Aquarian Age, and consolidating that in her own life (NN Venus and NN Mars in Taurus in 5th), seems like something she will be doing later in this lifetime and the next, after she completes her service requirement in helping the culture continue its deconditioning.  And no doubt Mother Monster will be sharing it, using her own process of self-discovery to project into the world these new lessons in love (Lunar NN/Venus conjunct in 5th, Venus in Aries; trine Mars/Neptune in 1st; trine Ceres in 9th).

As an aside, it is fascinating to consider that the two musical roles she has ever had are Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, a character who has stayed, because of her partner, in a 14-year engagement – relationship ever delayed – and who sings longingly of having to wait and be given “the fish eye” from hotel managers in the meantime as she meets her fiancée outside of wedlock; and Philia in Something Happened on the Way to the Forum, paradoxically a “virgin courtesan,” who must endure the entire musical to reach her designated relationship assignment, in part because of multiple male characters impersonating her in drag!  These characters to my mind perfectly demonstrate Gaga’s fruition situation which dictates that she delay her much-longed-for new relationship journey in order to serve the needs of others as a role model and powerful leader in our collective sexual deconditioning and liberation.  Bless you too Lady G!  

Thank you all once again for this opportunity.  

God bless,
Jason

and some additional comments by Jason   

Hi all,

Recognizing the centrality of the goddess asteroids in this chart’s evolutionary axis I wanted to offer some more about them in this chart:

Vesta, as part of the grand trine to Pluto, its balsamic conjunction to Jupiter, and its conjunction Dark Moon Lilith, seems particularly central.  Lady Gaga’s original Lilith is in Aquarius conjunct her Neptune SN, that SN also being conjunct the SN of Vesta.  Hence this Soul’s ideal of itself as a woman is connected to the Aquarius sub-Age during the Leo Age: it carries strong memories of freedom from that time as well as memories of being in Vesta roles in which it was respected and in which as a woman she could be totally herself and totally free and natural (Uranus in 1st Sagittarius ruling both original Lilith and Neptune and Vesta SNs).  

Vesta in balsamic conjunction to Jupiter suggests that the Soul has had a series of lifetimes playing out and exhausting all the various Vesta roles inside of multiple belief systems, and that this is now culminating (Pisces, balsamic conjunction).  This has included many lifetimes as a prostitute as well as lifetimes being denied sexual expression, in Judeo-Christian religious or spiritual contexts (Saturn in 1st/Sagittarius square Vesta, Vesta in Pisces, Vesta conjunct Jupiter), even perhaps in a nun role with a "Mother Superior" trying to reign her in (Ceres in Virgo in 9th opposite Vesta), or even taking this role herself as a sort of preparation to be "Mother Monster" in this lifetime.  The Soul has made use of all these experiences for self-discovery (Jupiter rules 1st).  At the same time Vesta is conjunct the Dark Moon so there is a great deal of rage and fury that has been and is connected to these Vesta experiences.  A great example of this is one of Gaga’s music videos which features her being created as a kind of Frankenstein creature and then auctioned off to the highest male bidder at a bathhouse frequented by the Russian mafia (Vesta trine to Pluto in Scorpio 11th, underworld group exchanging resources for sex – geodetically correspondent to Russia on fixed cross), following which she explodes the building in which it all took place.  Interestingly, the Dark Moon/Vesta/Jupiter conjunction is in Pisces (mutable zone), in the 3rd (Gemini) house, geodetically correspondent to the Russian interior.

It is also significant that this Vesta/DML/Jupiter conjunction is opposite the 9th house Ceres in Virgo, because it can be seen how “Mother Monster” is the full blossoming of the ongoing relationship between Vesta and Ceres in full phase opposition, carrying the “monstrousness” of the DML; and "Mother Monster" also being the vehicle for perfecting the “teaching” of the new belief system of no prejudice that is being seeded by the Soul at this culmination of Vesta/Jupiter (Ceres in gibbous opposition to Jupiter in Pisces).      

Pallas also in the grand trine to Pluto shows the Soul’s long involvement with gender-bending, remembering that Pallas Athene herself was a “drag king”: a female goddess who dressed in male armor and was treated as if she were a male god.  We can see that this Soul has initiated a diversity of gender-bending relationships (Pallas in Cancer, involving gender assignment Cancer/Capricorn axis, and in 7th house).  For example, given the Cancer geodetic zone, lifetimes in Thailand as or with kathoey (“ladyboys”) come to mind.  Often these are prostitutes as well (Pallas trine to Vesta).  This also sometimes involved this Soul in Dark Eros (Mars in Capricorn opposite Pallas in Cancer), on both sides of the equation, and she carries internalized guilt for this (Mars in Capricorn 1st), which she is in part consciously addressing and purifying by “mothering” these individuals now (Ceres in Virgo trine Mars, Ceres sextile Pallas).

God bless,
Jason


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: cat777 on Sep 24, 2011, 11:19 AM
The consensus sees Lady Gaga as a truly unique and talented person that many of them adore.  Although the consensus has embraced Lady Gaga, she does not identify with them on an inner level and keeps a distance between herself and them.  As a 3rd Stage Individuated person, she has been rebelling against the consensus for a very long time . At this point, she is beyond rebellion and really doesn't care about what anyone thinks – she is just out there doing her thing and doesn't care what anyone thinks.  She is comfortable with it. 

 With Pluto in Scorpio in the 11th House, Lady Gaga has spent many lifetimes trying to break free of conditioning patterns and outmoded forms of self definition that are the reflection of the composite effect of society, her parents, friends, and her early upbringing in general. This signiture helps explain why she is 3rd Stage Individuated.

 Lady Gaga's core evolutionary intention has been to shed the skins of the past and to grow and evolve beyond her personal limitations by forming relationships to anything she feels she needs or desires in order for that growth to occur.  Such limitations have likely been related to social and famial conditioning patterns, her own individuality, her past lifetimes rebellious nature, fear of entrapment or commitment and anything that she feels attempts to define her in any way.   

With Pluto inconjunct the Sun in Aries in the 4th House, Lady Gaga came into this world with an awareness that she has something special to do in relation to her evolutionary intention to transform her personal limitations, yet was not immediately sure how to tie this special something to “service to others” or “the whole.”  At some point in this life she experienced some type of crisis which induced self analysis so she could figure this out (possibly her first Saturn Return).   This “something special” is related to her purpose in this life which is her career in the entertainment industry which allows her to express her will, individuality and (bi-sexual) sexual instincts through her ego/self-image in a manner not limited to socially defined gender roles – hence her androgenous, yet sexual , stage appearance.  With the Sun semi-sextile Jupiter in Pisces in the 3rd House, which is trine Pluto in Scorpio in the 11th House, Lady Gaga is learning to transform personal limitations related to how she communicates her beliefs by communicating them through her poetry (lyrics), music, and her art in general. Jupiter is square Saturn in sag in the first house.  In an interview in USA Today, gaga was asked  where her “inspirational facial bones” suddenly came from.  Her answer was “"They've always been inside of me, but I have been waiting for the right time to reveal to the universe who I truly am," says Gaga, adding, "They come out when I'm inspired." Moving on and worrying how this can be twisted and harm others, she said “"It's artistic expression," Gaga says. "It's a performance-art piece. I have never, ever encouraged my fans or anyone to harm themselves, nor do I romanticize masochism." - These statements reflect her Jupiter square Saturn. 

Jupiter in the 3rd House trine Pluto in Scorpio in the 11th can be summed up in a statement she made to Howard Stern, “I was kind of an asshole in school, I was the girl in class who, when the middle-aged, white male professor was giving a list of books to read and I would raise my hand and be, why aren’t there any African-American writers, why isn’t there anything here by anyone who’s gay. I was that annoying pain-in-the-ass girl who was trying to answer every question and make the teacher look bad. It made me upset when I felt like there was a biased approach to the way I was educated.”  Her we see a a power plays with teachers, Lady Gaga's desire to express her non-consensus belief system to others, and her desire to liberate herself from conditioning patterns reflected in the educational system she grew up within.

Pluto is semi-square Uranus Rx in Sag in the 1st House. Lady Gaga does not accept the status quo and has an instinctual desire to liberate herself from past definitions of who she is as a unique individual.  She has also had to struggle to establish her purpose in a way that reflects her individuality.  Uranus in the 1st House implies karmic restrictions that have prevented Lady Gaga from being able to integrate or fulfill her special destiny in past lives as she has had a “super human” complex in the past that needs to be balanced out as well as a need to learn how to integrate her special purpose within the limitations of society.  She is learning to transform these limitations by allowing herself the freedom and independence to express her beliefs, philosophy, and desires by projecting her revolutionary, unique and shocking identity outward within boundaries (performance arts) that society can accept.  In an interview with Oprah, Gaga says, “I basically call the House of Gaga all day and argue with them about what I want to do while they tell me, 'You can't do that,'" she says. "And I say, 'Yes, I can bleed to death on domestic television if want to!' So, for me, it's all about being provocative, not just getting people's attention. It's about really saying something that affects people in a real way and a positive way."
 
At the same time, this placement speaks of trauma in the past.  Gaga wasn't accepting consensus beliefs and when she expressed her own beliefs she was shutout, isolated, made fun of, bullied (discussed further later on), or even persecuted because of her beliefs. 

With Pluto conjunct the South Node, and Opposition the Node which is conjunct Venus,  Lady Gaga is in an evolutionary and karmic state in which she is both reliving the past and enjoying a fruition state.  The Pluto SN conjunction occurs in Scorpio in the 11th House.  In order to feel power rather than powerlessness in her past lives, Lady Gaga may have formed relationships with symbols of power such as community or tribal groups who were revolutionary or rebellious, or secret societies.  She may have been involved with like minded others who practiced magic, alchemy, ritualistic sex, or anything taboo.  It is possible that she was betrayed, abandoned cast out or ostracized by whatever societies she was part of due to being a member of such groups.  This resulted in past life trauma which she started working towards healing in the past as seen by Pluto opposition her NN conjunct Venus in Aries in the 1st House.  The trauma caused her to shutdown and withdraw but she struggled   to break free, or liberate herself, from suppressed emotions, desires and feelings of isolation in order to be free to express her creative purpose.  Although Venus is Conjunct the NN, the Pluto opposition indicates she worked on this in past lives. She most likely succeeded in breaking free of these inner limitations at her first Saturn Return.  From that point on, she has likely been in a fruition, rather than a relive condition.  With Neptune in the 1st House in Capricorn sextile the SN, Lady Gaga has idealistic expectations related to her individualality as well as society and the world we live in.  Deep inside she believes in living right and that everyone (society as a whole) should live right.  On a deep level she also believes in sacrificing oneself for the good of the whole which results in deep feelings of guilt.  In the process of trying to sacrice her ego for the good of others, she has attracted people into her past lives who have done nothing but abuse her in some way.  This, of course, was intentional so she would become disiilusioned and question the nature of reality.  This soul has a great deal of inner pain as a result of this process.  This inner pain serves a function as the Soul is so familiar with its own pain that it serves as a motivation to help heal the suffering of others.


With Pluto's Polarity Point in Taurus in the 5th House, Lady Gaga's path to growth is by learning to take charge of her own destiny.  Her North Node is also in Taurus in the 5th House putting further emphasis on her need and desire to take charge of her own destiny, through the creative arts, in order to become self-reliant and self-sustaining. Her path is that of creative self-actualization which can bring her fame and recognition. She needs to express herself in a grandiose manner in order to be noticed as an artist and someone special.  In doing so she is learning to rely on her own creative inner resources to increase her self esteem, sense of personal worth, and have a lot of pleasure doing so.  She is also learning that by using her own internal resources, gifts and talents, she can increase her material resources which will result in additional inner security as it all comes from within herself and her own efforts. 

Lady Gaga's NN is conjunct Venus in Aries in the 5th House, which is trine Uranus conjunct Saturn in Sag in the 1st House, which is square Mercury in Pisces in the 3rd House, which is Trine the Moon in Scorpio in the 12th House.  Here we have themes regarding Lady Gaga's belief's, individualality, special purpose, creative purpose, repression, auhority figure, liberation, intellectual framework, knowledge,  ego/self-image, power/powerlessness, victimization, repression, suppression, liberayion, past and future all tied together.  This past week it was reported in the news that Lady Gaga is determined to end bullying and wants to meet with President Obama about it:

 http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2011/0923/Lady-Gaga-determined-to-end-bullying-meet-with-Obama

This entire signiture implies that she was bullied in the past, leaving her feeling,
on a deep emotional level,  victimized and powerless, because of her beliefs regarding sexuality. She tried to suppress her individualality while at the same time felt an impulse to break free of her repressed desire to express her true individuality.   Now through her NN in the 5th House conjunct Venus  she wants to do something to prevent it from happening to others via her special creative purpose – in a very unique and individualistic way (pop star wanting to meet and discuss with US President). 

The Ruler of the North Node is Venus in Aries which is conjunct the North Node in Taurus in the 5th House.  This tells us she needs to be free and independent to use her inner resources in order to express her will and to fulfill her special destiny and purpose in a creative way as an artist. The NNR is trine Mars conjunct Neptune in her 1st House indicating an instinctual desire to express herself as a song writer and a musician.    Mars and Neptune are sextile her natal Pluto in Scorpio conjunct her S.Node in the 11th House. This ties back to her past desires to form relationships with symbols of power, especially anything taboo.  Lady Gaga sees sex as a symbol as well as drugs and alcohol. In an interview with Howard Stern, she explained why she used cocaine, which we can see was a symbol of something she thought she needed as she did not realize it was within herself  - ““I think that I was lonely and there was something about the drug that made me feel I had a friend. I did it all alone in my apartment, while I wrote music. And I regret every line I ever did. So to any of the little sweethearts who are listening, don’t touch it. It’s the devil.”  Sex, drugs, and rock and roll – still considered taboo, at least on the level that Lady Gaga takes it.

When asked, by Oprah, what the message is that she wants to get out to her fans, Gaga answered,  "I want them to free themselves, and I want them to be proud of who they are," she says. "I want them to celebrate all the things they don't like about themselves the way that I did, and to be truly happy from the inside."  This statement sums up the attitude of someone with her karmic axis.


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Linda on Sep 25, 2011, 12:36 AM
Hi Rad,
Seeing that we are waiting for a few more submissions, may I
please request another day or two to complete my assignment?
I've completed the full outline, and just need to bring in more
detail.  Also, if I can space the work out a little, I can lessen
the eye strain and headaches that I tend to get.
Many thanks,
Linda


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Sep 25, 2011, 07:47 AM
Hi Linda,

Sure .............

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: mirta on Sep 25, 2011, 09:50 AM
Hi Rad and Group
I use to correlate the voice, singing, to Taurus.  Is it so in EA? If not, what’s the archetype?
Thanks so much
God Bless
Mirta


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Sep 26, 2011, 07:01 AM
Hi Mirta,

Yes, that's right.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Sep 26, 2011, 07:11 AM
Hi Ellen,

This thread is for those interested to actually practice the entire EA paradigm. This is what this thread if for. It's not for picking and choosing what to analyze, and what not to analyze. If you would like to practice the EA paradigm with Gaga's chart you are more than welcome. It's not that what you have analyzed is wrong because, in fact, it's correct.

God Bless, Rad
 


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Elen on Sep 26, 2011, 12:20 PM
Will just follow along then, Rad.  Thanks for your feedback.

Love,
Ellen

PS Removing post since not appropriate for the thread......


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: ari moshe on Sep 26, 2011, 02:07 PM
Hi Ellen, well I was looking forward to reading your post as I value your insight - and from what Rad said there was nothing wrong with it! If you don't choose to re-post it here, I'd still appreciate the opportunity to read it.

Love,
am


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Gray on Sep 26, 2011, 07:09 PM
Hi Rad and group,

I will be posting, just working on catching up.
peace
Gray


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Linda on Sep 27, 2011, 02:55 AM
LADY GAGA

Core EA Paradigm


(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab96/lindatjonson/LadyGaga2.jpg)


She’s Lady Gaga.  
She’s not ‘Lady Behave Yourself.’

– Chris Rock


Lady Gaga’s initiation into international popularity and success in 2008 directly correlated with transiting Pluto conjunct her Mars which gave way to her quick rise to fame as a superstar pop singer/songwriter and social revolutionist.  Her unique theatrical style, flamboyant, provocative behaviour, and gender-role transcendence captured the adulation of youth worldwide, particularly the gay community who made her an iconic figure.  Being utterly different from the consensus, the shock value in her performances represented an impulse for liberation, freedom and change, especially to her followers of like-minded souls.  Her prior Soul purpose provided a quickening to bring about a rapid acceleration of her personal growth, thus contributing to collective growth.  A new voice would start to infiltrate the collective consciousness creating social insecurity for the consensus, setting new trends for the freedom and rights of the individual, incorporating a fresh new approach, and thereby shattering outdated psychological mores.

As a member of the Pluto Scorpio generation she is bound up with the human unconscious, and for this reason can be perceived as unpredictable and shocking as she enters the taboo areas where others fear to tread.  The purpose of her generation is to transform the collective consciousness making metamorphosis and evolution possible through penetrating into the mysteries of life, understanding the psyche, gaining insights into the conflict between good and evil archetypes, and healing the collective patriarchal distortions around sex, power, betrayal, loss and abandonment.  The use of symbolism in her video/stage shows is of both a positive and negative nature, examples being taboos, secret societies, abuse of drugs, hypnotism, mind-control, elite symbolism, esoteric/spiritual symbolism, God, occult themes, all seeing eye, church of satan, murder, poison, orgies, acting robotically, and being out of control.  

Natal Pluto Scorpio in the 11th house symbolizes an acceleration of evolution of the dynamics that her Soul intends to liberate from in order to arrive at her own uniqueness.  Pluto in Scorpio reflects her deepest unconscious emotional security, and this is amplified in its conjunction with the South Node and Moon Scorpio 12th where she desires to purge separating desires in her journey toward the Source.  Faced with her limitations or powerlessness, depending on the choices she makes, she will desire to grow and transform in an accelerated way, by penetrating to the bottom line of any dynamic that is preventing growth.  Comparable to the expression of the Uranian component, she challenges society by exhibiting what is forbidden or taboo.  With Pluto in Scorpio she is using her sexuality to re-empower herself, to overcome patriarchal sexual distortions, to deal with issues of abandonment, intense betrayal, loss, misapplication/violation of trust, sexual violation, and misuse of sexual energy.  

She is accelerating the individuation of numerous functions or patterns correlating to unresolved physical, emotional, mental and spiritual traumas, inhibitions or suppressions in the course of the current life:

  • Sudden traumatic events that result in exposing the truth of her actual nature and altering her lifestyle.  Intense manipulation by friends and lovers.  Being rejected by others for no apparent reason.  Betrayal, abandonment, sudden loss, misapplication of trust, psychological abuse, sexual abuse, hypnotism (Pluto, Moon, Neptune).
  • Prior egocentric structure of her Soul, self-image, emotional dynamics, limitations, areas that she gravitates to on a repetitive basis because they represent security and familiarity (South Node).
  • Philosophical beliefs, loss of meaning, religious indoctrination, irrational rage, (natural ruler of 11th house Uranus Sag 1st).
  • Relating patterns, instinctive attractions, androgyny, gender role transcendence (11th house ruled by Venus Aries 5th, Venus ruled by Mars Capricorn 1st, Gemini rules 7th house, NN Uranus conjunct Chiron Gemini).
  • Feminine persona, psychosis, neurosis, self-image (SNs Vesta/Neptune/Venus in Aquarius, Moon Scorpio 12th).
  • Sex, desire, rage, mental trauma, special destiny (Mars conjunct Uranus).
  • Intellectual and mental trauma (Mercury square Uranus, Uranus semisextile Pluto, Uranus rules 3rd house).
  • Trauma due to societal expectations (Uranus square MC).
  • Family trauma, childhood emotional imprinting, neurosis, inferior self-image, loss of faith, massive disillusionment, sense of detachment and dissolution from family roots (Neptune rules 4th house).
  • Disillusionment of self (Neptune Cap 1st).
  • Physical trauma, repressed sexual desires (Saturn semisextile Pluto).
  • Misapplication/violation of trust, intense betrayal, manipulation by others, sexual violation, misuse of sexual energy, separation by death, emotional dependency (Cancer rules 8th house containing Lucifer).

Trauma to any of the above areas can cause a chain-like reaction.  The above physical, emotional, mental and spiritual traumas are being purged through her North Node, a strong-willed Leo approach by taking charge of her career, creativity, ideas, and putting these into action, bringing them into reality, and giving them a sense of special purpose.  She is attempting to heal a multitude of unresolved traumas by means of her creative talents that instinctively allow her to go beyond the old obsolete patterns.  This healing takes the form of creating shocking lyrics, dramatic videos, containing bold social statements regarding sexual assignment, that really reflect her inner reality and what her Soul desires to liberate from.  Support by her group of fans (like attracting like) promotes easy and steady evolution and liberation from past cultural conditioning patterns.  She is experiencing an intense fruition condition in this lifetime in which her inner courage and strength allows her to express what is different and unique about herself (ruler of NN, Venus Aries ruled by Mars Cap 1st;  Saturn Sag 1st;  Uranus Sag 1st;  SNs Uranus/Mars Sag 1st).

North Node Taurus 5th conjunct its ruler Venus means that these archetypes are not brand new, she has been working on these in prior lives, and will continue working upon them in the current life.  Her current evolutionary intentions are to control her special destiny and purpose and to actualize it through the power of her will.  With ruler Venus Aries tightly conjunct the NN, the purpose will be linked to becoming aware of her individuality in a social context, initiating relationships on an instinctive basis, balancing extremes, learning equality, and developing her individuality.  She sees herself as her own symbol of transformation and power, and effectively transmits this message to her ‘group’ allowing them to grow and change along with herself.  

Her Lunar Nodes at birth had just turned Direct enabling a thrust forward to set into motion the dynamic outpouring energies of her Soul desires and intentions.  Her Nodes at 0.02 deg Scorpio/Taurus are a culminating archetype meaning that an entire sequence of lives is culminating in the Scorpio/Taurus archetype.  Regarding the number of aspects to Pluto, the evolutionary pace in this lifetime is geared toward the expression of the Air element, ideas, messages, communications (grand trine made up of Pluto, Jupiter/Vesta and Pallas in Air houses).  Pluto conjunct the SN is a partial replay of the past, and mostly a fruition condition of these archetypes as a natural resource brought in from the past.  With Mars sextile SN, Mars trine NN, ruler of NN (Venus Aries) trine Mars, her Soul intentions are actualized in an easy and steady manner creating a harmonious fruition between the past and future.  The Pluto/Mars phase (a crescent phase sextile with orb widened) means a secondary life (not primary), a slowing down, and the planting of new seeds (like Taurus).

The desire for gender-role transcendence (de-conditioning from Saturn) creates an inner vibration whereby she creates or attracts to herself individuals who confess their attraction to her, or individuals to whom she is attracted.  The wide stelliums made up of Saturn-Juno-Uranus and Uranus-Mars-Neptune;  Saturn opposite Chiron;  Saturn sesquiquadrate Venus;  Saturn trine Sun;  and Vesta in the 3rd house (linked by rulership to the 1st house) illustrates the emergence of her de-conditioned essential nature through the 1st house physical body, the taking of new paths and directions, and the fulfillment of her sexual desires in an instinctive way.  Taking her message of new-found freedom out into the world is symbolized by Mercury closely conjunct the IC in opposition to the MC which is ruled by Mercury, Mercury ruling the 7th house, and Uranus ruling the 3rd house.  With the Sun ruling the 9th house, she is espousing the freedom of natural sexuality.  She is learning to deal with her own emotions by receiving constructive criticism in a graceful manner rather than a willful manner, so that her purpose can be adjusted to the needs of the social system (Ceres bQ Sun, Sun inconjunct Pluto).  With all those planets in the 1st house, including SNs Uranus/Mars, and Jupiter Pisces ruling the 1st, she is able to draw upon her instincts based upon Natural Law and relay that message to the world audience.

With Mercury, Saturn, Uranus, Pluto and Ceres all retrograde, she is a Retrograde personality possessing a deep knowing of the necessity of making changes through her own unique and individual expression.  With all of her Rx planets, she is never resting, always dissatisfied with the way things are, always in a perpetual state of movement and growth, so therefore the Rx aspect of her persona does not ever reach a state of inertia, but continues its action throughout this lifetime accelerating her natural evolutionary pace.  Her Mercury Rx means that she is a genius who had overdone it in the past, and so she is slowly down, “doing it her way,” in a Uranus-like fashion, rejecting or rebelling against external conditioning of how her Mercury function is expected to be actualized or lived.  Thus she is putting her thoughts and ideas down into completely unique lyrics by drawing upon deep unconscious resources from the past (Mercury Pisces Rx).  Since that Mercury is ruled by Neptune Capricorn 1st, those memories can be traced back to matriarchal lifetimes where she is drawing upon ideas from Natural Law (loop of energy:  Mercury ruled by Neptune ruled by Saturn ruled by Jupiter ruled by Neptune, and so on, and the 1st and 3rd houses that contain these planets form a natural sextile).

The Nodes being of the Air and Fire elements are comparable to the Star of David pattern in all the Air and Fire houses.  Air combining with Fire means the inspiration to get a message across, similar to a sextile, which is energizing, stimulating, reasoning, objectifying, observing, and then pushing the practical application gained through that understanding out into the environment.  We can see the process of the sextiles being amplied 6-fold in the Star of David pattern made up of 2 grand trines and 6 sextiles, forming a hexagon, the meaning of which is stability, harmony, adaptability, fullness and richness.  Although the Star of David pattern is in the Air/Fire houses, it is made up of planets/asteroids with a feminine theme:  Pluto, Neptune, Vesta, Venus, Pallas, and Ceres.  Her mission to heal patriarchal distortions through the re-emergence of Natural Law is symbolized specifically by the SNs Pluto/Jupiter/Saturn all ruled by Saturn Sagittarius 1st, but also includes all the remaining Planetary South Nodes since they all share the final dispositorship of Saturn/Uranus Sagittarius 1st.  

With Lucifer in Cancer, anything linked with the emotional body can set into motion intense emotional distortions such as mother issues (Mother Monster, the unconscious emotional behaviour patterns of Moon Scorpio 12th ruled by Pluto), victimization, vindictiveness and wanting to get back at others.  Positively, she has the ability to be the bearer of Light, to bring the awareness and inspiration of God to others, to powerfully help others transform their own emotional weaknesses (NNs Pluto/Saturn/Neptune 8th), and to act as a powerful role model by accessing the Capricorn polarity of emotional maturity.  The 2nd house (opposite Lucifer 8th), ruled by Saturn Sagittarius allows the development of emotional security and self-reliance by getting in touch with and expressing her essential natural self.  To recover the skipped steps (Lucifer t-square Nodes), there is a focus on the NN Taurus 5th, the development of self-worth and self-reliance to assuage and heal the emotional depths of insecurity and over-dependence upon others.  

Uranus/Mars/Neptune/SN Mars are all conjunct the Galactic Centre indicating Daemon origins within matriarchal tribes, cultures or societies based upon living in harmony with Natural Laws.  During those times, men and women lived freely, naturally and equally, and sex was a sacred dynamic (natural Lilith Aquarius conjunct SN Neptune, Uranus Sag ruling the 3rd house, Chiron Gemini 7th, NNs Vesta/Uranus/Jupiter 7th).  Her 3rd stage Individuated (3rd sub-stage) consciousness manifests a truly unique, gifted, innovative, and humanitarian purpose.  The Star of David pattern expressing as individuated radiance symbolizes the awareness of her Soul pondering upon the nature of who she really is, and opening up her consciousness to the natural God’ess via the Natural Law of sharing, caring and especially inclusion.    


“So we talked about growth, and that led us into this kind of scientific space,
and we started talking about evolution and the evolution of humanity
and how we begin as one thing, and we become another.”

– Lady Gaga


(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab96/lindatjonson/LadyGagaPhoto1.jpg)


~      ~      ~


Thank you Rad for your feedback and guidance.




Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Sep 28, 2011, 07:02 AM
Hi,

Would like to know if anyone else wants to participate in this thread before I respond to those who have already posted. Mirta and Gray please let me know if you want to participate in this thread.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: mirta on Sep 28, 2011, 07:11 AM
Hi Rad,
Sorry for delaying you and the group.
I am finishing my analysis. I am going to post tomorrow thursday as I had told you, but if you need to respond to the other students, I will not read it before posting.
Thanks so much
Mirta


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Sep 28, 2011, 07:35 AM
Hi Mirta,

That's fine. I had forgot you told me. To many things in my stupid head.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: mirta on Sep 28, 2011, 12:15 PM
Thanks for answering Rad.  I really appreciate the privilege of having your ‘head’ in my little, sometimes stupid things.
God Bless you
Mirta


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: mirta on Sep 29, 2011, 06:08 AM
Hi Rad and Group,

LADY GAGA
This Soul has been learning to liberate from conditioned and imposed ways of self-definition and this is highlighted in this lifetime (PPP conjunct NN in 5th house in Taurus , ruler Venus in Aries trine Uranus in 1st , Sun in 4th house in Aries inconjunct Pluto square Pallas in 7th in Cancer).This Sun gibbous inconjunct Pluto is 2 degrees separative , and it looks like she has  clarified her self-concept as identified in the evolutionary intent and how to link her “special destiny” with a service to the whole.
The evolutionary intention was to bury the past, but being Pluto in Scorpio that is only possible after dredging in this past, in order to find the causes of  conditioning,  impositions and persecutions as well as the values and beliefs in which this were based (SN of Pluto conjunct SN of Jupiter and Saturn in Capricorn in 2nd house); also dredging to seek the Soul’s identity’s values and responsibility in becoming a victim of patriarchal society (Pluto opposite NN in 5th house in Taurus that is conjunct SN of Chiron and ruler Venus in Aries, and  trine Mars conjunct Neptune in Capricorn in  1st  house). In other ways, always asking Why? and striving for objectivity and liberation.
It was this dredging for the causes and ways of overcoming imposed limitations for her and others that lead her to the condition of fruition that her chart reflects in the Grand Trine that involves Pluto as part of the Star of David pattern, and its sextile to Mars, ruler of Sun and NN’s ruler. Even the stressful opposition  between Pluto and NN ruler Venus reflects what she already has done, and continues to do because it constitutes a creative stress that is trying to produce a leap in evolution, integrated by the Star of David aspects.
This fruition means also a new self-identity based on a sensitive and embracing belief system product of the subjective Soul’s experience and its exposition to ideas interfaced with other’s and the intention - in current and prior lifetimes - to deeply channel it to the collective mind (Vesta in Pisces in 3rd sextile NN and conjunct Jupiter that is conjunct Mercury RX trine Moon in 12th in Scorpio and trine Pluto conjunct SN in 11th).
This Soul has suffered and been in contact with great amount of mass trauma since tribal times suffering persecutions as member of groups that assertively defended  their identity and ways of living relationships (Pluto conjunct SN in 11th, Uranus conjunct its SN, Juno and Saturn in Sag and opposite Chiron in 7th house) and has already rebelled against the causes of that wounding persecutions in the past (SN conjunct NN of Chiron in Scorpio in 11th  house, sextile Mars in Cap in 1st house conjunct Sn Mars in Sag ). She continues to do it trying to heal in and through people’s mind the consequences of those wounds in self-identity (Pluto conj SN trine Vesta and Jupiter in Pisces in 3rd house DP square Chiron in 7th, ruled by Mercury RX in 3rd in Pisces, Vesta sextile Mars in Cap ruler of NN ruler Venus in 5th and trine NN).
Mercury RX rules also 10th house, and she is conscious of the social consequences of a delusional mass mind that denies individuality and subjectivity, and conscious about her own need to integrate her awareness in society, her own social obligation, which at the same time is preparing the Soul for another key evolutionary development (Mercury RX in Pisces DP square Chiron in Gemini, opposite MC in Virgo) 

With PPP in 5th house in Taurus, ruler Venus in FP opposition to NN and Pluto, the evolutionary intention is learning to take charge of her destiny developing an individual subjective purpose  and relating  it to a social relevant need: to attain creative actualization of self reliance.   
Conjunct this PP is her NN in 5th house in Taurus,  ruler Venus in Aires conjunct this Node, reflecting that the Soul has already explored, experienced and developed new ways of relating to herself, changing radically, leaving  behind and metamorphosing the old ways. Now she is giving this ways of self-relating a social meaning and goal.
She said in an interview “I have this voice, how can I change the world with it?” She intends it guiding people to liberate form conditioning, from standardization, changing their self-relating, connecting with their authentic subjectivity, their Soul.  (Venus ruler NN conjunct this Node Full Phase opposite SN and Pluto in 11th Scorpio).
The metamorphosis and individuation of self-relating that she encourages through her artistic creativity is the primary vehicle to continue her ongoing evolutionary intentions (NN ruler conjunct the NN), allowing her to become a medium for a innovative change in people, leading people out of the consensus (3rd stage Individuated)
Creativity: Her internal need of searching new ways that promote a new individual discovery has created an innate innovative ability that is the characteristic trait of her art and the way she has to be irreverent and to reach the masses. (Pluto in 11th conjunct SN, NN and ruler Venus in 5th)

When she says “I have this voice. . .”, she refers to her voice as a personal value, a resource (NN and R.L. in Taurus),  and  also as a gift she has to put to the service of humanity (sextile Jupiter in Pisces). And she wants to change the world by means of her voice. Her chart reflects that she has already acted to “change the world”, to change worldly relationships (Venus in 5th opposite Pluto in 11th, ruler NN conjunct that Node, trine Uranus in 1st), and may be even through art. 
Her expression “this voice” may be understood in a more metaphorical sense, that indeed she uses. Asked about fame, she said that her fame is internal (“I already  have been famous”) , and “external fame is only a voice”. This Soul has chosen to be a voice for the discriminated by consensus, a voice that fights in defense of freedom’s rights(Uranus in Sag), equality rights, social integration of people that lives sexuality and relationships in non consensual ways (Pallas in 7th  trine Pluto in 11th, trine Vesta and Jupiter in Pisces in 3rd).
 That voice is also related to  her  Mercury RX in Pisces, conjunct its SN and square Uranus RX in Sag in 1st, trine Moon in 12th house, ruler and squaring Chiron in Gemini in 7th and opposite MC.

By creatively actualizing self identity and self-reliance, and emphasizing the value of self reliance in her body and the freedom of body expression and experience, together with acceptation of vulnerability, she is healing persecutions and allowing evolution to proceed. (R.L in 6th house in Taurus, trine Mars conjunct Neptune, sextile Jupiter and Vesta in Pisces, sextile Pallas in Cancer , conjunct NN Mars and Venus and opposite Chiron NN)
There is also in her a looking for authenticity and honesty in body expression (R.L. inconjunct Saturn conjunct Juno conjunct Uranus and Sn Uranus in Sag in 1st: crises caused by discrimination, and trine Mars conjunct Neptune)

ANDROGINY
Her sexuality, bisexuality and androgyny were developed by Kristin and Jason. Kristin described her as an androgynous self and Gaga said that she likes androgyny in women.  I will try to focus a little on it.
In psychology androgyny is seen a) as the shifting back and forth from the feminine and masculine opposites, or sexes; or b) in Jungian theory as an archetype related to the Self, that means to wholeness. Belonging to collective unconscious, androgyny is inherent to human psyche and may be the most ancient archetype we have experience, perhaps as an innate sense of the primordial Unity. Like the Soul, this archetype evolves from a natural, unconscious unity through separation of sexes towards a conscious gender integration and union in either of the biological sexes.
EA has taught me that it’s not a matter of thinking “or”, but “and” : the Soul attains conscious gender integration by shifting from one to the other in the course of evolution.
I would like to focus a bit on Jungian traits of androgyny in Gaga’s chart:
Her SN of Mars is in Sag, relating to tribal times aligned with Natural Law, prior to patriarchy, thus times of original integration. Her O.L. conjunct SN of Venus are in Aquarius, times of community and matriarchy in which in spite of the separation of sexes there still was equality between them.
Her Venus is in a masculine sign and house, in Sun’s house and Mars sign. Her Mars is conjunct Neptune, higher octave of Venus, and even in patriarchal Cap, it is conjunct its own SN in Sag and Uranus, her individuated unconscious related to Sagittarian times and themes. Mars is also trine Venus and Ceres and opposite Pallas in Cancer that integrates feminine vulnerability in the masculine aspect of her psyche. 
Venus and Mars North Nodes are in a New Phase conjunction in Taurus, a self-contained and self-reliant feminine sign, and are conjunct her Venus and NN reflecting that her feminine side is evolving trough unity with the masculine and that’s part of the way of actualizing her evolution, that goes in the sense of giving up false roles imposed by society in order to attain self reliance, independence and gender integration (NN Venus conjunct  R.L. conjunct Amazon’s NN).

Androgyny is also reflected in her asteroids.
This Soul brings memories of committed relationships aligned with Natural Law as well as links to the original wholeness and relation to the Source, and is opening a new cycle in relation to healing and working against the patriarchal wounds in relationships (SN Juno in Pisces trine Moon in 12th, Juno in Sag in 1st house conjunct Uranus and New Phase conjunction Saturn opposite Chiron in 7th). Juno’s NN is in Virgo in 9th, conjunct Pallas NN reflecting her Soul’s direction towards virginity in the original sense of being whole onto herself and her work for establishing it in beliefs system and justice.
Her Juno in Sag with SN in Pisces also suggests the ancient expression of the archetype that prior to patriarchy was a virgin (whole onto herself) and powerful goddess. Patriarchy degraded Hera to Zeus’s consort. But one of the phases in the goddess rituals continued to be Hera Parthena (whole), although patriarchal consensus sees her only as a jealous and vindictive wife.

Amazon’s archetype is also a manifestation of original androgyny in a feminine gender, her Amazon is inconjunct Pluto and SN as well as Mars, and sextile Venus, thus linked to the main karmic dynamic.
She is instinctively linked to the feminine warrior in Natural Law times (Ascendant conjunct Amazone SN) and developing self reliance in her coequal balance between male and female qualities is part of her authenticity and healing, and is linked to the core evolutionary purpose  (NN Amazone in Taurus conjunct R.L. that is conjunct NN conjunct Venus and NN of Mars and Venus).

The mother function was deeply wounded by patriarchy (Ceres SN in Capricorn [“On Goat. . .” begins Mother Monster manifest], square Chiron, opposition Vesta and SN Chiron in 5th house conjunct Venus).
The preexisting and current pattern of this relationship archetype is in the Virgin’s sign as part of the Star of David’s pattern in a Grand Trine with Mars conjunct Neptune, Sn Mars in Sag and Venus conjunct NN while sextile SN AND Chiron NN; this suggests the intention and possibility of healing this function by means of removing the causes of trauma and healing the fragmentation of feminine psyche, by integration of its wholeness and fighting for women’s autonomy’s cause (Ceres NN conjunct Amazone in 6th house); also by throwing off the idealization of mother’s function that patriarchal belief’s system has established in order to control women (Ceres in 9th house in Virgo opposition Vesta conjunct Jupiter in Pisces in 3rd house that are in sextile SN Ceres in Cap conjunct Mars conjunct Neptune in Cap) .

Pallas, a virgin goddess is in a relationship house and sign reflects the connection with her wholeness and that the possibility of not projecting in others her own needs. 
 Furthermore, her Pallas in Cancer reflects the ongoing evolution of this archetype  - that evolves turning inwards, recovering the inner child, and rediscovering her relationship with the mother and maternity – and that she is throwing off patriarchal masculine distortions and healing the image of feminine self identity in the collective (conscious and unconscious) mind. (Pallas opposite Mars in Cap, trine Vesta and Jupiter in Pisces in 3rd and sesquiquadrate Moon in 12th).
Pallas in Cancer also suggests an intelligent mother; may be a “monster” according to patriarchy?

It’s interesting that Vesta, the archetype that gives a sense of integrity and wholeness in feminine psyche is in Pisces, reinforcing the intention of wholeness and androgyny in this Soul (Vesta in Pisces trine Pluto conjunct SN and sextile NN conjunct Venus and sextile Mars), is linked by aspects with all the other feminine archetypes, except Juno to which it’s only linked to NN.

Her feminine contralto voice so near to the masculine timbre, sounds like an “androgynous voice” in our patriarchal world.
I appreciate any correction.
Thanks  Rad, thanks so much.
God Bless
Mirta



Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Sep 29, 2011, 12:08 PM
Hi Mirta, Kristin, Ari, Gonzalo, Cat, Linda, and Jason.........

So I have now read through all the EA analysis's that you have made about Lady Gaga. In general you all did very good EA work in terms of what you chose to look into and analyze about her. Yet there is much that has not been looked into that needs to be. Most of you of course understood the fruition aspect of her life, and the reasons for it. But there is the whole issue of her personal life, her intimate relationships, and the issue of friendships that have not been looked into in any deep or meaningful way. This part of her Soul is indeed in a state of relive with her Pluto conjunct her S.Node in Scorpio in the 11th, which ruled by Venus on that cusp. And, of course, that Venus in in Aries and conjunct her own N.Node and that Venus is ruled by her Mars/Neptune conjunction which is also her S.Node of Mars. These in turn are ruled by her Saturn in Sagittarius in her 1st which is then opposed her Chiron in Gemini, and retrograde. Both of these of course are squaring her Mercury, Jupiter and Vesta, and her S.Node of Mercury. Saturn itself is conjunct her S.Node of Uranus.

So we can certainly see the EA symbolizing of needing to relive this area of her life, and the reasons for it. I would like you to address this in your follow up EA analysis.

Below I have posted my individual comments for each one of your analysis's. And, for some, I have asked additional questions and/ or made some comments about certain aspects of what you have presented. In those cases I would like you to address these questions and or comments if you feel so drawn.

God Bless, Rad



Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Sep 29, 2011, 12:17 PM
Hi Ari,

Excellent EA analysis and reasoning of her natal chart Ari. If you feel drawn see if you can answer the questions I brought up within it.


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"Question: Rad, she seems to have resolved this skipped step very early in life. Is this linked with the fact of Pluto sn being a fruition situation, along with the node Lucifer last squared, the nn, being conjunct Venus its ruler - implying a strong degree of actualization in the past? Or is it simply not something that the chart can clarify as it is just the result of a strong resolve within the soul to evolve?"

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The skipped steps symbolized in this correlate to various dynamics and issues in which some have been resolved, and some not. The skipped steps that correlate with her Soul fully actualizing her intrinsic nature are certainly in the process of being resolved. And, yes, because it’s the N.Node in her 5th that last formed a conjunction to her Lucifer is the correct way to understand this fact. On the other hand, the dynamics that correlate with her intrinsic nature and manifesting through intimate relationships have not. This is a major area within her lives, including this one, are not is a state of fruition, but in a state of being re-lived. This fact is restated with her Chiron in Gemini in the 7th, squaring her Mercury, the ruler of Chiron, in her 3rd in Pisces with Jupiter, and those  square her Uranus, Saturn, and Juno in Sagittarius in her 1st House. These symbols also are conjunct her S.Node of Uranus which of course is also squaring the Mercury and Jupiter. So a massive T-square with the Chiron in her 7th which is also conjunct her N.Node of Uranus.  Additionally, the Jupiter, Mercury is ruled by her Neptune with is conjunct her Mars, and that Mars is conjunct it’s own S.Node: reliving dynamics from the past that are not resolved: in this context the dynamics and issues linked with intimacy and personal relationships.

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"A part of her spiritual calling in this life is to focus on specific information and to share it openly and honestly. This also just translates to speaking to the masses an inspired vision. Jupiter Mercury new phase in Pisces in the 3rd, ruled by Neptune which is conjunct Mars which rules Venus and the 5th house. Aquarius rules the 3rd house which is in Sag in the 1st and is square Mercury. So the nature of this information, her studies, directly pertains to the message she is here to share, which carries a profoundly focused and transcendent quality to it (Pisces) - and is also meant to have a cultural shock value to it (Aquarius). Neptune in the 1st here implies becoming an icon. "

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Yes, but the primary symbols for becoming an icon lies with her Moon in Scorpio in the 12th which is of course ruled by her Pluto conjunct the S.Node in her 11th.

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"Based on the balsamic phase with Mars it means that this life she is truly reflecting on her purpose and how to anchor her message and vision and activism in a way that can actually make a difference - meaning allowing her instincts to serve a social purpose, not just acting upon them impulsively. By finding the right path she creates a way to fully express her instincts in a way that serves a higher purpose. Note that her Neptune is crescent phase quintile Mercury in Pisces – implying a soul that knows how to get the message across in a truly unique and original way.

This signature also points to a past where she has been engaged in violence and social confrontations of various kinds. So this has created a guilt and awareness within the soul regarding the effects of aggression. Being in Capricorn, and given the rulership of Capricorn, Saturn in Sag in the 1st which in fact squares all of that Pisces, a challenge, which she has in fact mastered very young in life (which is truly remarkable) is to be conscious of what works and what doesn't work - expressing and manifesting her inspired purpose in such a way that it can actually be socially accepted and included within the consensus. This means she has learned how to control her impulses and has developed the qualities of patience and perseverance."

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What has been the evolutionary intention within her Soul to experience ‘violence and social confrontations’ of various kinds ? And what are the specific causes of the inner guilt her Soul carries ? These symbols, in conjunction with her 12th House Scorpio Moon also correlate to a deep unresolved hysteria within her Soul. What is that about, and why ?

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"She once said that before she was famous she just walked around New York city wearing fancy clothing and acting like she was important. This attracted attention to her and ultimately lead to the fate of fame which happened quite easily and gracefully.

Prior to this life, this has been something she has been working on big time. As stated earlier, the karmic patterns that relate to not listening on equal terms with others is still operative, and this will continue to come up through her personal relationships. The 6 pointed star involving Neptune Mars which is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is in a gibbous phase sesquiquadrate with Venus, a very tight one. This means that she is meant to define a value system that can become socially relevant and operative within society, linked to a particular purpose and vision (squaring and ruled by Jupiter, which is ruled by Neptune which is again ruled by Saturn) by micromanaging all of the details of her career. The bottom line lesson in this signature is learning to take it one step at a time, learning to focus on her purpose and what makes her life most meaningful, so she can create the path that works best in the long run."

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"Rad, with that sesquiqudrate between Saturn and Venus, I'd expect to see a soul that is a lot less patient, capable of controlling impulses, and capable of building such a strong social image in this world as Lady Gaga seems to be. Is her actualization, relative to that signature, based on the fact that Venus is already so developed prior to this life along with all the trines - implying a strong overall awareness of many of her inner dynamics and a strong connection to her deepest values in life?"

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That Saturn is also conjunct her Uranus, and the S.Node of Uranus, with form trines to that Venus. Additionally, look at all the S.Nodes of Jupiter, Pluto, Saturn, Vesta, and Neptune in her 2nd House. So the answer is yes.

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That being said, she does drink a lot and clearly has various ways of coping and dealing with stress and responsibility as well as self criticism. I can see that symbolizng the energy of this sesquisquare along with the fact that Saturn ruled Neptune Mars in Capricorn along with all the Capricorn second house energies.

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Excellent EA work Ari.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Sep 29, 2011, 12:21 PM
Hi Kristin,

Excellent EA analysis and reasoning of her natal chart. Yet there are many more dynamics relative to her evolutionary and karmic issues that have not been covered. This primarily concerns her intimate issues in relationships, a deep and unresolved hysteria that has been suppressed, and the causes of it. Within this an unresolved guilt that correlates with her sexuality, and how that sexuality has been used by her relative to others. And, within that, her carrying a lot of guilt that has been projected onto her, not just by the consensus of societies in general, but by those who have closest to her by way of intimacy and close friends. What is the nature of that projected guilt ?

God Bless, Rad

and your question:

"Yes, thanks Rad for offering to do the EA paradigm using famous peoples charts. I do find it to be a way to work with the paradigm that serves to develop a greater understanding of the process and the work, to share this journey with others, especially if everyone participating has access to the information about the famous person in question.
 
I also did not know much about Gaga, with the exception of listening to my ten year old daughter blasting some of her music in the house, while dancing and singing Poker Face at the top of her lungs. I have a new found respect for Gaga and am fascinated that her music appeals not only cross continents but cross generations.

I am sorry to see things drop off here but perhaps a bit of summer has something to do with it.

The one area I did not develop or explore too much, as I was focusing so much on her past and present life, is where this is all headed evolutionarily speaking for her. How does she evolve in her own unique way. What does that look like as she enters the spiritual state? I CAN ONLY IMAGINE.....

She is so famous for surprises..perhaps only God knows how that will manifest but Rad could you shed some light on this question??? I know she will always have a role in reaching many, it is simply how she is wired. She sure would have a powerful voice to remind people of the NATURAL GOD/DESS! And I am pretty sure she will have a role in bringing the Goddess back to the modern world but any thoughts you could offer Rad would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks too Gonzalo for your post. It certainly added depth and color to her story for me.

Peace,
Kristin

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In her natural evolutionary progression that will lead into the 1st Stage spiritual this will manifest, at that time, as a series of lives in which she will withdraw, to a large extent, from the world in order to enter into a inner state of deep reflection. Within this reflection, and withdrawal, the seeds within her Soul of her own origin issues rooted in the Creator of All Things will begin to germinate and grow. This will lead to then lead to lifetimes of intense service, conscious service, to the Creator that will have the affect of shifting her own inner sense of personal identity in which she fully understand the relationship between the wave and the Ocean. As this takes place her inner serve of purpose will then shift from ‘my will’ to ‘the will of God/ess. And, from there, she evolve through many lifetimes in which that service to God/ess will take place in a variety of ways including being a ‘warrior’ for God/ess much like the life of Joan of Arch.



Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Sep 29, 2011, 12:23 PM
Hi Gonzalo,

Excellent EA analysis and reasoning of her natal chart. Even though I understood your reasoning in the first post you made it would be best if you could have provided the EA symbols behind your reasoning and analysis. Your analysis does not include many other evolutionary and karmic dynamics that are relevant to the totality of her evolutionary progression as related to her past. And those are all the issues linked with her personal and intimate relationships which include her own sexuality. There are many deep emotional dynamics within her that need to be understood so as to understand her totality beyond her obvious impact on the world, and the reasons for such impact. If you feel drawn please see if you can identify these dynamics and issues.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Sep 29, 2011, 12:25 PM
Hi Jason,

Excellent EA work and reasoning relative to what you have analyzed and shared. Yet there is much about her intimate and personal life, which you have alluded too, which needs to be understood and developed more. This is the area of her life that she is in fact in a relive situation, not fruition. 

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Sep 29, 2011, 12:38 PM
Hi Cat,

An excellent first effort Cat. Below are some comments, issues, and questions that, if you feel drawn, I would like you to address.

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"With Pluto in Scorpio in the 11th House, Lady Gaga has spent many lifetimes trying to break free of conditioning patterns and outmoded forms of self definition that are the reflection of the composite effect of society, her parents, friends, and her early upbringing in general. This signiture helps explain why she is 3rd Stage Individuated."

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This signature only manifest that way because of her evolutionary condition. That same signature in a consensus chart would not manifest this way for example.

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" Lady Gaga's core evolutionary intention has been to shed the skins of the past and to grow and evolve beyond her personal limitations by forming relationships to anything she feels she needs or desires in order for that growth to occur.  Such limitations have likely been related to social and famial conditioning patterns, her own individuality, her past lifetimes rebellious nature, fear of entrapment or commitment and anything that she feels attempts to define her in any way.   

With Pluto inconjunct the Sun in Aries in the 4th House, Lady Gaga came into this world with an awareness that she has something special to do in relation to her evolutionary intention to transform her personal limitations, yet was not immediately sure how to tie this special something to “service to others” or “the whole.”  At some point in this life she experienced some type of crisis which induced self analysis so she could figure this out (possibly her first Saturn Return)."

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She has not even had her first Saturn return yet. Music has been a vehicle for her Soul before this life. As a result of that fact her Soul is simply picking up from where it left off: she did not need to ‘figure it out’. It was/ is a natural instinct with her Soul structure that spontaneously manifested itself in the ways that it already has.

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"This “something special” is related to her purpose in this life which is her career in the entertainment industry which allows her to express her will, individuality and (bi-sexual) sexual instincts through her ego/self-image in a manner not limited to socially defined gender roles – hence her androgenous, yet sexual , stage appearance.  With the Sun semi-sextile Jupiter in Pisces in the 3rd House, which is trine Pluto in Scorpio in the 11th House, Lady Gaga is learning to transform personal limitations related to how she communicates her beliefs by communicating them through her poetry (lyrics), music, and her art in general. Jupiter is square Saturn in sag in the first house.  In an interview in USA Today, gaga was asked  where her “inspirational facial bones” suddenly came from.  Her answer was “"They've always been inside of me, but I have been waiting for the right time to reveal to the universe who I truly am," says Gaga, adding, "They come out when I'm inspired." Moving on and worrying how this can be twisted and harm others, she said “"It's artistic expression," Gaga says. "It's a performance-art piece. I have never, ever encouraged my fans or anyone to harm themselves, nor do I romanticize masochism." - These statements reflect her Jupiter square Saturn. "

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These statements start with her Pluto in Scorpio conjunct her S.Node, and her N.Node in Taurus in the 5th conjunct her Venus in Aries.

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"Pluto is semi-square Uranus Rx in Sag in the 1st House. Lady Gaga does not accept the status quo and has an instinctual desire to liberate herself from past definitions of who she is as a unique individual.  She has also had to struggle to establish her purpose in a way that reflects her individuality.  Uranus in the 1st House implies karmic restrictions that have prevented Lady Gaga from being able to integrate or fulfill her special destiny in past lives as she has had a “super human” complex in the past that needs to be balanced out as well as a need to learn how to integrate her special purpose within the limitations of society.  She is learning to transform these limitations by allowing herself the freedom and independence to express her beliefs, philosophy, and desires by projecting her revolutionary, unique and shocking identity outward within boundaries (performance arts) that society can accept.  In an interview with Oprah, Gaga says, “I basically call the House of Gaga all day and argue with them about what I want to do while they tell me, 'You can't do that,'" she says. "And I say, 'Yes, I can bleed to death on domestic television if want to!' So, for me, it's all about being provocative, not just getting people's attention. It's about really saying something that affects people in a real way and a positive way."

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What karmic restrictions would those be ?

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"At the same time, this placement speaks of trauma in the past.  Gaga wasn't accepting consensus beliefs and when she expressed her own beliefs she was shutout, isolated, made fun of, bullied (discussed further later on), or even persecuted because of her beliefs.

With Pluto conjunct the South Node, and Opposition the Node which is conjunct Venus,  Lady Gaga is in an evolutionary and karmic state in which she is both reliving the past and enjoying a fruition state.  The Pluto SN conjunction occurs in Scorpio in the 11th House.  In order to feel power rather than powerlessness in her past lives, Lady Gaga may have formed relationships with symbols of power such as community or tribal groups who were revolutionary or rebellious, or secret societies.  She may have been involved with like minded others who practiced magic, alchemy, ritualistic sex, or anything taboo.  It is possible that she was betrayed, abandoned cast out or ostracized by whatever societies she was part of due to being a member of such groups. "

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If so, why would that be ?

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" This resulted in past life trauma which she started working towards healing in the past as seen by Pluto opposition her NN conjunct Venus in Aries in the 1st House.  The trauma caused her to shutdown and withdraw but she struggled   to break free, or liberate herself, from suppressed emotions, desires and feelings of isolation in order to be free to express her creative purpose.  Although Venus is Conjunct the NN, the Pluto opposition indicates she worked on this in past lives. She most likely succeeded in breaking free of these inner limitations at her first Saturn Return."

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She has not had a Saturn return yet.

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" From that point on, she has likely been in a fruition, rather than a relive condition.  With Neptune in the 1st House in Capricorn sextile the SN, Lady Gaga has idealistic expectations related to her individualality as well as society and the world we live in.  Deep inside she believes in living right and that everyone (society as a whole) should live right."

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Living right means what ?

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"On a deep level she also believes in sacrificing oneself for the good of the whole which results in deep feelings of guilt. "

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Why ?

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Cat, again, excellent first effort.

God Bless, Rad




Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Sep 29, 2011, 12:50 PM
Hi Linda,

Your EA analysis and reasoning, in terms of 'fitting' her biography to the EA paradigm, were excellent but it does not really reflect of embody the ‘why’ of any of it. In other words it’s more descriptive and summary based rather than cause and affect based. It also does not address, like the others, anything about her personal life, her intimate life, which is in fact in a state of relive: not a state of fruition. If you feel drawn please answer the various questions I pointed out.

God Bless, Rad

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"She is accelerating the individuation of numerous functions or patterns correlating to unresolved physical, emotional, mental and spiritual traumas, inhibitions or suppressions in the course of the current life:

Sudden traumatic events that result in exposing the truth of her actual nature and altering her lifestyle.  Intense manipulation by friends and lovers.  Being rejected by others for no apparent reason.  Betrayal, abandonment, sudden loss, misapplication of trust, psychological abuse, sexual abuse (Pluto, Moon, Neptune).

    Prior egocentric structure of her Soul, self-image, emotional dynamics, limitations, areas that she gravitates to on a repetitive basis because they represent security and familiarity (South Node).
    Philosophical beliefs, loss of meaning, religious indoctrination, irrational rage, (natural ruler of 11th house Uranus Sag 1st).
    Relating patterns, instinctive attractions, androgyny, gender role transcendence (11th house ruled by Venus Aries 5th, Venus ruled by Mars Capricorn 1st, Gemini rules 7th house, NN Uranus conjunct Chiron Gemini).
    Feminine persona, psychosis, neurosis, self-image (SNs Vesta/Neptune/Venus in Aquarius, Moon Scorpio 12th).
    Sex, desire, rage, mental trauma, special destiny (Mars conjunct Uranus).
    Intellectual and mental trauma (Mercury square Uranus, Uranus semisextile Pluto, Uranus rules 3rd house).
    Trauma due to societal expectations (Uranus square MC).
    Family trauma, childhood emotional imprinting, neurosis, inferior self-image, loss of faith, massive disillusionment, sense of detachment and dissolution from family roots (Neptune rules 4th house).
    Disillusionment of self (Neptune Cap 1st).
    Physical trauma, repressed sexual desires (Saturn semisextile Pluto).
    Misapplication/violation of trust, intense betrayal, manipulation by others, sexual violation, misuse of sexual energy, separation by death, emotional dependency (Cancer rules 8th house containing Lucifer)."


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This is just a lot of descriptions of the archetypes involved with no EA analysis as to why her Soul has created any of this for itself.

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"Trauma to any of the above areas can cause a chain-like reaction.  The above physical, emotional, mental and spiritual traumas are being purged through her North Node, a strong-willed Leo approach by taking charge of her career, creativity, ideas, and putting these into action, bringing them into reality, and giving them a sense of special purpose.  She is attempting to heal a multitude of unresolved traumas by means of her creative talents that instinctively allow her to go beyond the old obsolete patterns.  This healing takes the form of creating shocking lyrics, dramatic videos, containing bold social statements regarding sexual assignment, that really reflect her inner reality and what her Soul desires to liberate from.  Support by her group of fans (like attracting like) promotes easy and steady evolution and liberation from past cultural conditioning patterns.  She is experiencing an intense fruition condition in this lifetime in which her inner courage and strength allows her to express what is different and unique about herself (ruler of NN, Venus Aries ruled by Mars Cap 1st;  Saturn Sag 1st;  Uranus Sag 1st;  SNs Uranus/Mars Sag 1st)."

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Again, this is just all descriptions without any EA analysis of her actual Soul history: what is the cause of the betrayals, what are the causes of the abandonment, why the need to create them in the first place, what types of traumas and why did she need to create them in the first place, and so on.

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"North Node Taurus 5th conjunct its ruler Venus means that these archetypes are not brand new, she has been working on these in prior lives, and will continue working upon them in the current life.  Her current evolutionary intentions are to control her special destiny and purpose and to actualize it through the power of her will." 

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Why ? What has come before that has lead to this ?

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"With ruler Venus Aries tightly conjunct the NN, the purpose will be linked to becoming aware of her individuality in a social context, initiating relationships on an instinctive basis, balancing extremes, learning equality, and developing her individuality.  She sees herself as her own symbol of transformation and power, and effectively transmits this message to her ‘group’ allowing them to grow and change along with herself." 

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All Souls become aware of their individuality in a social context. What extremes are being balanced, and why is that ? Why is she learning equality, what is the basis of this ? Her individuality is already highly developed from her prior lives so it’s not a matter of developing it.

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"Her Lunar Nodes at birth had just turned Direct enabling a thrust forward to set into motion the dynamic outpouring energies of her Soul desires and intentions.  Her Nodes at 0.02 deg Scorpio/Taurus are a culminating archetype meaning that an entire sequence of lives is culminating in the Scorpio/Taurus archetype.  Regarding the number of aspects to Pluto, the evolutionary pace in this lifetime is geared toward the expression of the Air element, ideas, messages, communications (grand trine made up of Pluto, Jupiter/Vesta and Pallas in Air houses). "

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Why ?

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"Pluto conjunct the SN is a partial replay of the past, and mostly a fruition condition of these archetypes as a natural resource brought in from the past."

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What past ?

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"With Mars sextile SN, Mars trine NN, ruler of NN (Venus Aries) trine Mars, her Soul intentions are actualized in an easy and steady manner creating a harmonious fruition between the past and future.  The Pluto/Mars phase (a crescent phase sextile with orb widened) means a secondary life (not primary), a slowing down, and the planting of new seeds (like Taurus).

The desire for gender-role transcendence (de-conditioning from Saturn) creates an inner vibration whereby she creates or attracts to herself individuals who confess their attraction to her, or individuals to whom she is attracted."

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Where does this desire come from ? What is the basis of it ? What in her evolutionary history correlates to it ? And how does this correlate to others ‘confessing’ their attraction to her, or her ‘confessing’ to others whom she is attracted ?

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"The wide stelliums made up of Saturn-Juno-Uranus and Uranus-Mars-Neptune;  Saturn opposite Chiron;  Saturn sesquiquadrate Venus;  Saturn trine Sun;  and Vesta in the 3rd house (linked by rulership to the 1st house) illustrates ...........

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Illustrates as in describing something. What is the basis of what you are trying to describe or illustrate ?

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"..........the emergence of her de-conditioned essential nature through the 1st house physical body, the taking of new paths and directions, and the fulfillment of her sexual desires in an instinctive way. "
 
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What desires would those be that manifest instinctually ?

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Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Sep 29, 2011, 12:52 PM
Hi Mirta,

Excellent EA analysis in which you focused on her the archetypes of her androgyny, and thus her wholeness. Brilliant use and analysis of the various asteroids and planets, and their nodes, in so doing.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: cat777 on Sep 29, 2011, 05:07 PM
Hi Rad,

Thank you so much for the feedback!  Kind of rolling my eyes here as I looked at her chart, I looked at pictures of her, I read interviews with her, but I never looked at her date of birth!  Saturn Return  :-)

Here are the answers to your questions (I will work on the other aspects of Gaga's chart - like her relationships) tomorrow:

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"Pluto is semi-square Uranus Rx in Sag in the 1st House. Lady Gaga does not accept the status quo and has an instinctual desire to liberate herself from past definitions of who she is as a unique individual.  She has also had to struggle to establish her purpose in a way that reflects her individuality.  Uranus in the 1st House implies karmic restrictions that have prevented Lady Gaga from being able to integrate or fulfill her special destiny in past lives as she has had a “super human” complex in the past that needs to be balanced out as well as a need to learn how to integrate her special purpose within the limitations of society.  She is learning to transform these limitations by allowing herself the freedom and independence to express her beliefs, philosophy, and desires by projecting her revolutionary, unique and shocking identity outward within boundaries (performance arts) that society can accept.  In an interview with Oprah, Gaga says, “I basically call the House of Gaga all day and argue with them about what I want to do while they tell me, 'You can't do that,'" she says. "And I say, 'Yes, I can bleed to death on domestic television if want to!' So, for me, it's all about being provocative, not just getting people's attention. It's about really saying something that affects people in a real way and a positive way."

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What karmic restrictions would those be?
Uranus in the 1st House implies karmic restrictions :  Uranus is liberation from conditioning patterns and the first house is her individuality.  Uranus is retrograde here telling us that Gaga is a very unique individual with a tendency to rebel by trying to shock others, including members of her own peer group.  She is so unique and innovative that she feels a great deal of pressure coming from her peers who see her as very different than they are.  As a result she either socializes with people who are also very different than “the norm” or chooses to be a group of one. This is a pattern from her past which she brought forth into this life.  It is restrictive in a karmic sense as it's not just a matter of being unique or innovative.  Along with those traits comes subconscious fears from previous lifes where such uniqueness and her innovative ideas were too crazy for her peers and society in general that she was either ostracized or cast out resulting in karma that has to be worked out between her and the members of these groups in her past.

Uranus is in Sag, which is ruled by Jupiter, which is in Gaga's 3rd House in Pisces.  This tells us that this past life experience (or trauma)  of being labeled as crazy, and made an outcast, has effected Gaga's mind, as well as conditioned her beliefs about herself and who she believes she is.  She is very aware that she is seen as different and feels insecure because of it, but with Uranus Rx here in the 1st House, she also feels secure in her insecurity and it prompted by her unconscious to liberate herself from both the insecurities and the past life conditioning that makes her believe that she is strange, crazy, out there, whatever you want to call it. And with Pisces in the mix, these beliefs she holds in regard to her individualality are merely illusions.

In a recent interview in Rolling Stone, “ Lady Gaga tells contributing editor Neil Strauss art is life and not being fierce isn't an option: "When I wake up in the morning, I feel just like any other insecure 24-year-old girl," she says. "Then I say, 'Bitch, you're Lady Gaga, you get up and walk the walk today.' "

This statement reflects both the insecurity resulting from past life trauma regarding her indentity as an individual and the fact that she carries a self-defined image of herself which she refers to as “Lady Gaga.”  This can be tied over to the Jupiter conjunt Mercury in the 3rd house which adds the infamous Gemini “duality” into the mix.  She is both Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta and Lady Gaga.  The comment about “not being fierce isn't an option,” shows us that the Aries archetype is definitely coming through and is part of her self-identity.  The Aries flavor comes from both the first house placement of Uranus and Uranus being conjunct Mars in the 1st House.  A desire to express that belief that she needs to be fierce.



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"At the same time, this placement speaks of trauma in the past.  Gaga wasn't accepting consensus beliefs and when she expressed her own beliefs she was shutout, isolated, made fun of, bullied (discussed further later on), or even persecuted because of her beliefs.

With Pluto conjunct the South Node, and Opposition the Node which is conjunct Venus,  Lady Gaga is in an evolutionary and karmic state in which she is both reliving the past and enjoying a fruition state.  The Pluto SN conjunction occurs in Scorpio in the 11th House.  In order to feel power rather than powerlessness in her past lives, Lady Gaga may have formed relationships with symbols of power such as community or tribal groups who were revolutionary or rebellious, or secret societies.  She may have been involved with like minded others who practiced magic, alchemy, ritualistic sex, or anything taboo.  It is possible that she was betrayed, abandoned cast out or ostracized by whatever societies she was part of due to being a member of such groups. "

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If so, why would that be ?
With SN conjunct Pluto Rx in the 11th house, Gaga's composite past life ego structure was an expression of Pluto's core intention and desires. It is possible, based on Pluto being retrograde, that in the past Gaga rebeled against her own soul's desire to experience itself through others in intimate relationships (Scorpio) and purposely merged with groups (Aquarius)  out of a fear of becoming entrapped in an intimate relationship.  Being that she felt alienated by the status quo or main stream society in the first place, she chose fringe groups which were considered taboo to merge with. These groups were unacceptable in the eyes of anyone outside the group, and once it was discovered that she belonged to such a group, she was cast out of “normal” society and  became a social outcast.  It is possible, with Scorpio involved, that in some past lives, she joined groups that were violent, destructive or evil in some way or they were perceived this way whether they were or not.  Looking across at the 5th house polarity, I think its safe to say that Gaga was an extroverted member of any group she joined.  She wasn't staying in the shadows, but was out there performing whatever role she played in the group and there was never a doubt that she was a member.  Its likely that she did something so outrageous that she was ostracized or cast out from her peer group of “like-minded individuals” as well as she may have called too much attention to them.

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" From that point on, she has likely been in a fruition, rather than a relive condition.  With Neptune in the 1st House in Capricorn sextile the SN, Lady Gaga has idealistic expectations related to her individualality as well as society and the world we live in.  Deep inside she believes in living right and that everyone (society as a whole) should live right."

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Living right means what ?
Jupiter is in Pisces.  Jupiter symbolizing her overall beliefs, philosophies and how she interpretes life.  In Pisces, being that she is 3rd Stage individuated, she is starting to sense  the reality of her more spiritual self and the divine.  Jupiter is Sextile Neptune in Capricorn in the 1st House, conjunct Mars, which is conjunct Uranus in Sagittarius.  Her old beliefs are being dissolved and deconditioned and Uranus is sparking her consciousness with new beliefs that reflect natural law (Sagittarius) – so by “living right” I mean living according to natural law.

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"On a deep level she also believes in sacrificing oneself for the good of the whole which results in deep feelings of guilt. "

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Why ?

SN conjunct Pluto in Scorpio is feeling on a deep soul level.  SN/Plu sextile Neptune in the Capricorn in the 1st sextile Jupiter in Pisces in the 3rd House brought to mind self-sacrifice (Pisces) tied to her beliefs (Jupiter/3rd) and feeling guilty about it because Mercury is in Pisces in the 3rd House opposition the MC in Virgo (guilt).  As for “the whole” that comes from both the Pisces placements and the Plu/SN in the 11th – the group.



Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Gray on Sep 29, 2011, 11:28 PM
Hi Rad,

I am still adjusting to a dramatically different work and life schedule for myself and have not finished writing a post on Lady Gaga- could I still jump in on this if I can finish something soon?  I noticed you seem to still be looking for some aspects for participants to analyze at this stage so maybe I could include that?
peace
Gray


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Sep 30, 2011, 06:11 AM
Hi Gray,

Sure, jump in at anytime and go ahead and address the next step for Gaga: her intimate and personal life as reflected through her relationships.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Sep 30, 2011, 06:16 AM

Hi Cat,

Thanks for your follow up answers. All is fine except that there is in fact no karmic restrictions with her Uranus placement. Restrictions would mean that there is some kind of limitation or block from her being able to fully actualize herself in every way based on prior actions that we so in violation of natural laws that this resulted in such restrictions. This has not been the case with her. The other issue is that her Soul does not carry any guilt relative to her need to sacrifice herself to the group or whole whatsoever. Her Soul does carry guilt, but it's not for those reasons.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Gonzalo on Sep 30, 2011, 08:40 AM
Hi Rad

Thanks so much for the feeedback, and I will see if I am able to delve in the personal and sexual dimensions in Gaga's birthchart.

God Bless,

Gonzalo


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Kristin on Sep 30, 2011, 11:00 AM
Hi Rad,

Thanks too for the feedback and for letting me know what needs to be more developed in particular the personal piece in friendships and intimate connections - also where the guilt in her comes from.

I will work to develop it more on Sunday..

I wanted to re-post your response to my question about how does Lady gaga evolve - what does 1st stage spiritual and so on look like..your response below gave me those 'knowing' chills.

In her natural evolutionary progression that will lead into the 1st Stage spiritual this will manifest, at that time, as a series of lives in which she will withdraw, to a large extent, from the world in order to enter into a inner state of deep reflection. Within this reflection, and withdrawal, the seeds within her Soul of her own origin issues rooted in the Creator of All Things will begin to germinate and grow. This will  then lead to lifetimes of intense service, conscious service, to the Creator that will have the affect of shifting her own inner sense of personal identity in which she fully understands the relationship between the wave and the Ocean. As this takes place her inner sense of purpose will then shift from ‘my will’ to ‘the will of God/ess. And, from there, she will evolve through many lifetimes in which that service to God/ess will take place in a variety of ways including being a ‘warrior’ for God/ess much like the life of Joan of Arc.


PEACE,
Kristin


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Oct 02, 2011, 06:38 AM
Hi Jason,

So good to have you back with your own wisdom that you bring to us.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: cat777 on Oct 02, 2011, 01:10 PM
Lady Gaga Part 2:  Relationships



As we have seen, Lady Gaga is in a state of fruitition in regard to her artistic talents.  Looking at this from another perspective, with Pluto Rx in Scorpio in the 11th House,    Lady Gaga does not accept the status quo and naturally rebels against consensus norms of any kind. Her soul's core intention is to break free from old conditioning patterns and forms of self-definition that are preventing further growth. This placement also indicates that Lady Gaga has a need and desire to be emotionally detached in order to observe the world around her in a way that will liberate her from any conditioning patterns which are limiting her growth.  With Pluto in Scorpio, these limitations are related to her fear of entrapment, fear of intimacy, fear of merging with another in an intimate relationship, and sex. 

Lady Gaga's South Node is conjunct Pluto in Scorpio in the 11th house in opposition to her North Node in Taurus which is conjunct Venus in Aries in the 5th House.  Pluto is the South Node Ruler and Venus is the North Node Ruler.  With Pluto conjunct the SN we see that unique evolutionary and karmic factors exist involving relive and fruition conditions. Lady Gaga's Pluto makes both stressful and non-stressful aspects to other planets indicating a need to relive some conditions from her past and others are in a state of fruition.  Pluto is in opposition to Venus indicating that she is in a relive situation in regard to her relationships. With Venus conjunct the NN we see that Lady Gaga has worked on her NN potential in the past making both the NN and Venus a major part of her past life experience.

The SN in Scorpio in the 11th house implies that in order to liberate herself from past conditioning patterns and personal limitations related to emotional expression and sexuality, Lady gaga has experiemented with unconventional or “kinky” forms of sex in the past.  What is considered unconventional or “kinky” is of course relative to the social, cultural and religious “norms” of the times and places she was born into in the past.  Regardless of what exact type of sex she had, it was a form of sex devoid of emotional warmth or expression in which she was a detached participant due to her fear of intimacy, entrapment, commitment or fear of merging with another on a deep emotional level.  With the SN conjunct it's ruler, Pluto, we can see she has been doing this a very long time and this form of “liberation” has become a limitation itself as she still has these very same fears of commitment, entrapment or intimacy. 

The Pluto/SN conjunction is in opposition to the NN/Venus conjunction in the 5th House which is Pluto's polarity point.   The Aries/5th House polarity point symbolize's the soul's intention for further growth in the current life. We have already seen that Lady Gaga has special gifts and talents in the arts through which she is instinctually expressing her individuality and special creative purpose.  The NN in Taurus conjunct Venus opp Plu/SN indicates that Lady Gaga needs to focus on her inner relationship with herself in  relation to her desire to break free of the conditioning patterns discussed above.  She is learning to listen to her own needs and is developing an awareness of what is meaningful to her.  This includes exploring her sexuality in order to establish an inner relationship with her own sexual needs and desires.

With the NN in Taurus, Lady Gaga has been learning about sensuality.  In order to have intimate emotional relationships she needs to first develop an awareness of her own sexual resources. One way in which she can develop this awareness and learn about sensuality is through masterbation.  Exploring her own body in this manner will lead to the sexual self-confidence she needs in order to be intimate with an emotional/sexual partner. 

Venus is in Aries in the 5th House which is ruled by Mars in Capricorn in the 1st House
which is conjunct Neptune in Capricorn.  Venus symbolizes both her inner relationship with herself and her outer relationships with others. The 5th house influence indicates she is creative, playful and giving, yet competitive. It also tells us that she needs a lot of feedback and recognition as she feels she is unique and special. With Aries she is narcisstic and self-centered and can be aggressive and dominating. Lady Gaga always keeps a deep part of herself to herself and does not share it with a partner.  She cannot fully commit herself to another person even though she may appear to be fully committed based on the manner in which she expresses her sexual instincts and sexual desire.  She also has a tremendous need for freedom and independence.  With Venus in Aries, there is an emotional paradox between the desire to be free and independent vs the need to become involved in relationships with others.

Mars in Capricorn the 1st house indicates that Lady Gaga is acting on on her subjective desire to decondition herself in relation to moralistic and religious conditioning patterns from her past lives which have created a deep unconscious sense of guilt within her.  In her most recent past lives, she has lived in very authoritarian societies and cultures which were extremely moralistic based on the authority of man-made religious structures. In these lives she has also had strict authoritarian parents who repressed their emotions and/or sexuality.  Mars in the 1st house indicates a new beginning in which Lady Gaga is instinctually actualizing her subjective desire to act on her unconscious repressed desires from her past in order to fulfill her core intention and desire to evolve past her personal limitations related to her fear of intimacy and sex in general.In order for this to happen she needs to be free and independendent in order to have many sexual experiences with many different people.  The bottom line is that in acting out these past sexual desires she eliminates the desire.

With Mars in Capricorn in the 1st, Lady Gaga's natural instincts and desires are contrary to her past life conditioning patterns. She has a strong instinctual need and desire to express herself sexually which she has had to either repress or act upon in secret or behind closed doors in the past.  This has created psychological emotional and sexual distortions within her which can only be healed by her learning to accept herself as a sexual being without concealing her sexual nature out of a fear of judgement.

With Neptune conjunct Mars, Lady Gaga's unconscious repressed desires first manifest in her imagination or through fantasies.  She has an ability to create her own reality based on her dreams, imagination and fantasy and when these desires manifest in in her “real” life, she is not always aware that she created and is responsible for the resulting circumstances and events that play out in her life. This unawareness makes her falsely feel she is being victimized by life or other people.  This in turn creates an inner anger within her making her want to hurt or cause some kind of pain to the “perpetrator.”  Of course, she is the real “perpetrator” and needs to learn that it is her own desires that are creating these realities.

With Neptune in Capricorn in the 1st house, Lady Gaga's unconscious mind is full of memories from lives in which she was exposed to man-made religions that advocate strict moral codes of conduct and repress, or restrict, any behavior associated with natural law. In her past, Lady Gaga has deviated from this behavior and has acted in accordance with natural law.  This has produced either a sense of guilt and anger within her or guilt and a need to atone, or a combination of both. This guilt will dissolve once she completely aligns with natural law and  completely rejects man-made religious conditioning.    Lady Gaga needs drugs or alcohol to loosen up and relax in order to have the type of sex that allows her to release her repressed sexual energy and let her
emotions come to the surface.   As she grows older, she will progressively discover her emotional essence and learn to lose control of herself through these experiences.

 With Venus in Aries in the 5th House, Lady Gaga creates relationships in which everyone must serve her and her purpose in some way.  She is attracted to people who have a strong sense of self,  a passionate nature, are self-oriented, and have a strong purpose in life.  With Mars in Capricorn, she attracts sexual partners who are sexually fractured or sexually repressed in some way.  With Neptune conjunct Mars these partners appear to be innocent, sensitive and pure at first.  Both her sexual partners and the other people she forms other types of relationships serve as mirrors and are a reflection of Lady Gaga's own inner self. Once Gaga sees herself in another, she reacts by becoming disillusioned and angry (Neptune), witholds her sexual energy out of fear of losing her independence, her fear of commitment, fear of intimacy etc (Venus), or the relationship may become abusive, violent or based on dominance or humilty (Mars).

Lady Gaga's Venus is trine both Mars in Capricorn and Uranus in Sagittarius in the 1st House.  This is another indication of her need to liberate herself from past relationship patterns by embracing natural law and rejecting man-made religion was has caused her to repress her subjective and sexual desires in the past.  Her Mars/Neptune conjunction
is ruled by Saturn in Sag in the 1st House opposition Chiron in Gemini Rx in the 7th House square Mercury and Jupiter in Pisces in the 3rd House. 

With Saturn in Sagittarius in the 1st House, there is again a desire to break free from all sexual inhibitions and sexual contraints which have caused deep emotional and sexual anger and distortions within her as she intuitively understands that sexuality is a natural part of life.  Again this reflects her desire to break free of past moral and religious conditioning and embrace Natural Law. This is a new beginning and happens on an instinctual level. With Saturn opposition Chiron in Gemini healing can take place through a diversity of relationships with a variety of different types of people.  These relationships are not only sexual but friendships and other types of relationships as well. With Chiron in Gemini in the 7th House, Lady Gaga will learn what other people think through these relationships and this communication will serve to heal her.  With the square between Chiron and Mercury and Jupiter both in Pisces in the 3rd house her thoughts, ideas, philosophies, religious and/or spiritual beliefs will all be challenged through these relationships in order to help open her mind and dissolve old moral and religious conditioning patterns in order to reinforce her intuitive beliefs in relation to naatural law.  Intellectual discussions and confrontations will occur in order for this to happen.


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Kristin on Oct 03, 2011, 08:45 AM
Hi Rad and group,

Here are some additions that connect more to her personal/intimate side as well as the subject of projected guilt that she has carried forward.

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Gaga  - the Phenom

At her root....she is wild, powerful and radical. She holds nothing back in the way she expresses herself and she never has..which is why she has notoriously and repeatedly gotten tackled and  tangled up in the patriarchal web.

At her root she is a penetratingly sexual, in her original form, a channel for the divine and a messenger from the other world to here and back again. Pluto in Scorpio conjunct the South Node in Scorpio in the 11th trine Jupiter and Vesta in Pisces in the 3rd house. Also her Moon, the planet that rules her 8th house, a natural Scorpio house, is in Scorpio in the 12th and this trines her Mercury in Pisces in the 3rd.

The root chakra has three layers each ruled by a different planet. At the raw core or the root is Pluto, the Soul. The middle layer is Uranus which represents our vibratory nature and the outer layer or casing is Saturn, the energy that protects and defends us. Gaga’s Pluto and South node are in Scorpio which is ruled by Pluto, the Metamorphasizer. Gaga’s Original Lilith which is the Goddess that represents the woman’s root in total, just like the trunk of a tree is in Uranus, the channel, the rebel, the transformer and it is in the 3rd house, the house of the messenger. Original Lilith is also conjunct her South Node of Venus in Aquarius in the 3rd reflecting her role of messenger for others. The ruler Uranus is in Sagittarius, which is conjunct her SN of Mars at 28 degrees, (as Linda pointed out conjunct the galactic center - Gaga brings forth a great deal of cellular memory of the matriarchy and of living in greater harmony with nature and the whole.) and they are trining Venus in Aries, the ruler of her 11thouse cusp in Libra where her South Node and Pluto reside, Venus also rules the North Node and is conjunct that point.  In natural times this reflects a Soul who in essence had the capacity to link the experience of being human on Earth with the astral world via her sexual communion with others, being a sacred consort in the tribe to those who are ready to be ‘initiated’. This can also be seen with Pluto in Scorpio in the 11th making a sextile(fate aspect at 51 degrees) to Mars and Neptune in Capricorn. Being a leader and a front runner on the subject. Her having the ‘authority’ from ‘on high’ to deliver the goods so to speak.

The planets that rule the second chakra, the sacred womb, where the ‘divine’ exchanges occur are Jupiter and Neptune. The Asteroid Vesta is reflected in this second chakra. Jupiter conjuncts Vesta in Pisces and forms a grand trine with Gaga’s South Node and Pluto in Scorpio and Pallas in Cancer in the 7th. Neptune, ruler of her Jupiter sextiles her South Node and Pluto. Neptune is conjunct Mars, the initiator, and they are conjunct the South Node of Mars in Cap, ruler Saturn in Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter and the circle is complete. Saturn also trines her Sun in Aries in the 4th, ruler Mars in the first conjunct Neptune, all of these themes keep circling back.

Gaga is a naturally intense Soul who needs to go to the depths and back again in her intimate relations with others, because of how she was designed by God but also in part because of her own direct experience of total immersion with the ONE in other times. Once any Soul has had a taste of eternity in their sexual unions, the hunger to re-experience this merging will linger long and hard until the experience is recovered.  Gaga has found her way ‘into the divine’ in certain shared unions, Pluto in Scorpio on the South Node her the 11th house, ruler, Moon in Scorpio in the 12th.  which will forever keep her searching to fill that inner void. You can also see the inner ache and the loss of that sacred feeling/connection with her Pluto inconjunct Venus in Aries in the 5th. Most of  her creative and sexual energy as been moving out, versus circling up and down the chakras in the sexual spiritual center.
 
On the one hand it will take a great deal for her to absolutely trust another, to be able to become totally vulnerable with them as this trust has been abused in the past leading to all sorts of personal trauma seen in the very same signatures mentioned above. She may very well be afraid of her own intensity and where that leads sexually speaking because of how extreme her nature is and the consequences culturally speaking of her natural wiring and sexual design. She may have extended that trust in others who she felt were just like she was, and had the same intentions and desires, that they want to go as far as she wanted to go, yet her 12th house Moon in Scorpio may have caused her to get swept away in the illusion of the depth of her own fantasies. You can see she has always chosen partners like herself that were just as eccentric in the way they related to the world as she is, also self reliant and freedom loving in their own ways. This is seen with Libra on the 11th house cusp where her South Node and Pluto reside, also her South Node of Venus is in Aquarius in the 2nd house. In relationships, the challenge lies in her Venus in Aries, creating an emotional paradox where she will only attract partners that meet some of her needs, because of her own need for freedom, this will guarantee her an exit point if necessary. Her Mars in Cap squaring her Sun in Aries in the 4th also reflects her own emotional repression which will cause her to attract partners based on that limited 'signal' considering everything she herself is holding back. This will not equal the natural fit, more like the forced fit, at least early on. Also as wild and open as she is publicly, I imagine she is still guarded intimately to some degree with Mars in Cap squaring her 4th house Sun in Aries, she will have a fear of being vulnerable yet that is also the only way back to experiencing meaningful communions, and ultimately the only way back to God.

The ruler of her 11th house cusp is Venus in Aries which is conjunct the North Node in Taurus, and also the ruler of the North Node. This re-states needing partners that are they themselves self starters and self reliant, that they also need freedom like she does, and that she needs a partner who can support her own need for individual expression without ever feeling threatened by it. Her Amazon is at 29 Taurus, ruler Venus in Aries and this trines Uranus in Sagittarius. More than anything she needs to trust in her partner but also for that trust to be extended to her. She has mentioned before that she has experienced her ‘boyfriends’ feeling jealous or threatened when she sees a beautiful woman and comments on her. The challenge here is that Gaga is naturally bi-sexual, an androgynous Soul and will need to express equally both sides of gender, her ORIGINAL LILTH is in Aquarius in the 3rd house. Also Pallas in Cancer in the 7th house represents a woman who naturally expresses both sides of gender, her male and female sides, the yin and the yang of who she is. “Because Pallas powerfully expressed  both her male and female sides, she symbolized the movement of Soul development toward androgyny (D.George)” Her connection with the sign Libra is her ongoing pursuit to keep both sides of gender in balance and to lead by example and through her music to the world the need to de-condition sex role typing. Gaga has Pallas in Cancer in the 7th, a Libra house and it trines her Pluto, South Node and Jupiter in the 3rd. Thus she will need a partner who can also express both sides of their gender equally so. In this conditioned world this may be a tall order.

She may have tried to make it work in a more traditional setting in other times, ie one male partner because culturally her actual nature may not have been allowed to be expressed. Not that Gaga ever followed cultural norms but certain lives that preceded this may have sent her Soul into relative hiding sexually speaking when the persecutions got the best of her. The hiding of her natural nature is seen with Saturn in Sag squaring her Jupiter in Pisces in the 3rd. The repression of her natural nature is seen with Mars in Cap conjunct South Node of Mars in Cap, squaring her Aries Sun in the 4th. The repression creates distortion anger and rage and  a great deal of this still brews deep within her. With her natal Pluto making a Gibbous opposition to her Venus in Aries, ruler Mars as well as Sn of Mars in Cap, conjunct Neptune squaring her Sun in Aries in the 4th, the Sun is inconjunct her Pluto, a male partner in a past life may have killed her female lover because of jealousy. He may have tried to hide what happened too with Saturn in Sag, the ruler of her Mars/Neptune in Cap, squaring Jupiter in Pisces, covering up of the truth. The other possibility within this is that Gaga may have been framed or blamed, Mars in Cap conjunct Neptune, Square her Sun in Aries in the 4th, for the death of her lover. So she carries forward guilt for something she either didn’t do or for something that she thought she might have been able to prevent. Pluto on the South Node in Scorpio opposes her Venus in Aries, this Sesquisquare Saturn in sag, the ruler of her Mars/Sn Mars/Neptune conjunction in Cap.


Some additional re-live symbols are also seen with the  North Node of Chiron conjunct her South Node/Pluto and her South Node of Chiron conjunct her Venus and her North Node. Another story that came to me was Gaga having a life as I had mentioned in my prior post of being a hermaphrodite, this signature seen with natal Chiron in the 7th in Gemini, Mercury, ruler of the 7th house cusp is in Pisces in the 3rd and squares Uranus in Sag in the 1st. Chiron also opposes Saturn in Sagittarius in the first.This strikes me as a signature of her nature in a life as a hermaphrodite being discovered, like a surprise discovery, the church finding out, and another being horrified of her body, being told that she was deformed, ugly or evil and not a child of God...this leading to the projected guilt that she must have done something in a past life to deserve this. Lucifer is in Cancer in the 8th, ruler Moon in Scorpio in the 12th, inconjunct her Pallas in Cancer in the 7th.If she was burned, thrown in the loonie bin, verbally told messages while been persecuted for being different, it does not matter how non conforming or radical a Soul is, these wounds will carry forward, these harsh messages about how her nature was deformed Saturn in Sag squaring Pisces in the 3rd, perhaps messages like, Not even God would love you’ - she knew different of course, but still those messages are like arrows shot straight into the heart of the Soul.

The fact that she ended up attending an all girls Catholic School reflects also the re-live scenario surrounding certain people that may have betrayed her in the past in those settings and the need to circle back for redemption.It appears she holds an inner storage chest of anger at the church and the patriarchy, especially because somewhere within the church she had also extended the trust and that trust was violated. She also very well may have fallen in love with someone of 'the cloth’. I might not have mentioned this but I just watched a great movie called “The 3rd Miracle" with Ed Harris and there were priests in our history that were very evolved that got caught up in the patriarchy in their own way, thinking that somehow they needed to be celibate, to keep their energy 'purely’ for God, that maybe they thought the church may have been right that spirit was antagonistic to flesh. Perhaps for Gaga it also swung in the other extreme, someone far younger than herself who may have been a Soul she had sexually initiated in more natural times, but in both or either case a cultural taboo in more recent times. In these cases I can see the punishment symbols connected to the forbidden love, and the love denied leading to a crisis and then the projected guilt that followed, Gaga’s Pluto in Scorpio on the South Node making a Gibbous opposition to Venus in Aries, ruler Mars in Capricorn conjunct Neptune, ruler Saturn, squaring Jupiter in Pisces -  disillusionment and immense anger with Mars and Neptune squaring her 4th house Sun in Aries the result. These same symbols can also connect with her following a false teacher, and being sold a spiritual bill of goods or simply a person in the church who claimed to be ‘holier than thou, someone she thought she could trust, deceiving her.

This same Pluto/Venus Gibbous phase inconjunct connects to her attraction to power, to having it and to being able to use it to change the world and also being attracted to others who have it in order to help her mission. I can see how she may have also been attracted to people who had power and fame in order to help her spread her own message ie they had the resources, connections to help her go further and faster. So she may have ‘used’ others in certain situations for these purposes, perhaps in some cases these were people who rendered her powerless in the past, and then, and possibly now she is using the very power of others that destroyed her in the past to help propel her forward. Part of Gaga’s re-live is also linked with quite a bit of karma connected with attracting people who have betrayed her many times over, Pluto in Scorpio on the South Node, ruler of 11th house cusp in Libra is Venus in Aries conjunct the North Node attracting people who ‘owe’ her and as what occurs as anyone evolves, she is re-attracting people who have betrayed her - they now being given an opportunity to do the right thing, to right the ship in many instances it will not even begin to repay her for what occurred in the past, nevertheless they will meet again, for better or for worse. She is learning WHO TO TRUST again starting with HERSELF and in her own ability to read other people’s intentions, to use her laser like capacity to read the true motives of others.

On a personal level Gaga has always needed total freedom to express her own unique individuality and extremity intimately, she wants to express whatever is being BORN out of her naturally. She is a Soul who needs to be the creative director in her intimate expression, naturally empowered when she is in charge always changing the scenery and spaces of her intimate unions and to be able to be who she is without limits. I can also see her in costume in various ways just like she is on stage. She needs to be the yin and the yang and everything in between. She needs to go to the very depths of expression, holding nothing back and she needs to be in ultimate control of how things go and how it unfolds. Once she trusts again with her total being she can finally be in a place of surrender and receptivity, she can allow herself to be tended to, but until she finds a Soul that loves her for exactly who she is and who she can trust to the core, she will continue to be let down. She claims she has had a history of bad love experiences, but she is still young, so time will tell how it will unfold.

She entered this life demanding creative freedom and  independence, North Node in Taurus, ruler Venus in Aries conjunct the North Node. Also Sun in Aries trine Saturn in the first, the ruler of her Mars in Cap in the first. She needs to be the director of her own play as well as the director of the bedroom stage but at the end of the day she will need a partner she can ‘get naked’ with in every way, a partner she can ‘let it all down’ with, Mars in Cap conjunct Neptune in Cap sextile Pluto/South Node in Scorpio a partner who will be a trusted friend and confidant, SN in Scorp in the 11th, conjunct Pluto in Scorp in the 11th. A partner who is just as strong, reliable, sensitive and playful as she is, Mars in Cap trine North Node in Taurus, ruler Venus in Aries in the 5th house. And a partner she can trust with her deepest, darkest secrets and never feel judged or fear that they will love her any less for who she is, every face that she wears and every voice she expresses. She will need a partner who can push the royal limits sexually speaking taking her further than where she has been ever before, using a diversity of experiences to get there. Ultimately she wants to be at the very center of her partner and feel them at the very center of her, South Node in Scorpio conjunct Pluto in Scorpio, also the Moon in Scorpio in the 12th house, not knowing where one stops and the other stars, she needs total immersion.

Gaga’s Resolution Lilith is in Taurus in the 6th, which reflects her desire to serve and to go to bat for the underdog, to be on their team so to speak. The be on the international front lines for them, center stage and front page, ruler Venus is in Aries conjunct her North Node in the 5th. Her resolution Lilith in Taurus also reflects what Rad was speaking about, where this is headed for her in the next few lives, a few lives of deep reflection, an investment of sacred service and dedication, Taurus, to her personal return, inverting that massive production of energy and harnessing that for the inner work that will prepare her for being a Warrior for God. Resolution Lilith makes a grand trine with Ceres in Virgo in the 9th,  Mars, and Neptune in Cap in the 1st, ruler Saturn in Sagittarius, to return to her total nature, with Mother nature, perhaps back in the woods with the animals and the deva spirits, remembering her South Node of Mars is in Sagittarius and conjunct the Galactic Center. Her Resolution Lilith in Taurus also conjuncts her North Node of Venus in Taurus as well as the Pluto Polarity point and the lunar North Node in Taurus, which can reflect a more monastic experience herself but this will be done in a more natural environment and will in her case involve sexual rituals to recover her natural root and spiritual capacity to help others, back to the way she was created. The return to her original root can also be seen with Mars, the lead point in her evolution, conjunct Neptune (God) and her South Node of Mars in Sagittarius. Mars, South node of Mars and Neptune form the tip of the kite, with Pluto, South Node, Jupiter and Vesta at the wings. She will be re-remembering through direct experience, Mars, her natural sacred sexual roots, SN Mars in Sagittarius and this direct connection to her relationship to the Creator, Neptune.

Peace,
Kristin



Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Gonzalo on Oct 04, 2011, 09:18 AM
Hi Rad, and group ….

Here are my few thoughts about Gaga’s orientation to intimate and sexual relationships, and the dynamics and issues reflected in her birthchart … hope I am now being able to objectify some of these dynamics and issues  …

Thanks so much for this deepening learning experience …

God Bless,

Gonzalo
 
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Well ….. with Pluto/S.Node Scorpio 11th House, Gaga’s Soul has desired to liberate and rebel against any external and internal restrictions to her individuality, including any consensus conditioning factors of her sexual nature and desires. She has had along many lifetimes desires to liberate and to experiment in all possible ways her own sexuality, which is very strong, deep, and intense (and also quite ‘dark’ – Capricorn in the 2nd House cusp, Saturn in the 1st House, Neptune/Mars Capricorn 1st House, relative to Pluto/S.Node Scorpio, the 2nd House Capricorn south nodes, asteroid Eros is at 29°34’ Capricorn 2nd House, square the nodes and Venus). She has had an enormous variety of sexual experiences with other people of many different types and with many different sexual orientations along the way of discovering her personal way of being sexual (the variety and extent of relationships she has attracted to her is also indicated in other symbols of the birthchart: the 7th House ruler being Mercury in the 3rd House Pisces, Libra in the 11th House, with its ruler Venus in opposition to the 11th House Pluto …Uranus/Mars conjunct in the 1st House sextile Pluto/S.Node).

In fact, her Soul has desired to evolve through the osmosis of the Soul contents of many other people, which has occurred many times through sexual union (Pluto 11th House Scorpio).

With Pluto in Scorpio, the intensity of the relationships has allowed for the osmosis to occur. Pluto in the 11th House implies that, at same time, she has been learning who she is, by means of learning who she is not (becoming a minority, a group of one), this securing the ongoing need for other new relationships. Thus, many intense relationships, many of which have also been quite brief in time. I would seem to me that, by itself, Pluto Scorpio in the 11th House contains a possible polygamous sexual orientation; such orientation seems further indicated by Mars 1st House sextile the Pluto/South Node conjunction, trine the 5th House Venus in Aries, with the south node of Venus in the 3rd House Aquarius, ruled by Uranus in the 1st House.

Other reason in Gaga’s Soul for involving herself sexually with many other people has been the extremely intense insecurity she has experienced in many lifetimes in collective or social events (Pluto Scorpio 11th House  ruling the 12th House containing the Scorpio Moon, 4th House Pisces, ruled by Neptune in the 1st House Capricorn Balsamic conjunct Mars. Thus, many relationships have been sexualized in order to create a feeling of security in midst of the ongoing crises, without the time of coming to know the other person very much before sexualizing the relationship. Also, many relationships with ‘friends’ have been sexualized. Further, her Soul has experienced many abrupt losses, terminations or separations in relationships. Some degree of conflict has been created between the desire to trust and commit within relationships, and the desire to remain emotionally detached from the relationships.  

Through this variety of involvements her Soul has gained sexual knowledge and also a plasticity of her possibilities of sexual expression. Again, the Pluto south node ruler is the same Capricorn 2nd House cusp ruler, Saturn, which is Rx in the 1st House Sagittarius … this Saturn is Crescent square Jupiter in the 3rd House Pisces which is also the ruler of the Sagittarius Saturn  … at her evolutionary stage, this indicates at least that in her past, she has not been totally honest about her own sexual nature and desires. Same time, the 2nd House ruler Saturn is First Quarter square to Mercury Rx, which is also in the 3rd House Pisces, and which is the ruler of the 7th House, which is in Gemini … thus, her Soul’s plasticity at a sexual level, has been creating a persona (7th House) that is able to adapt (mutable) to the nature of many different other people, a persona that can do this so well that has also been deceiving others in different ways about her own sexual nature and desires, and thus, about her real involvement in the relationships. Thus, a settlement between her conflicting desires to secure and to detach, translating in wanting to secure the relationship for herself, and not for the partner, preserving her ‘right’ to secure other relationships with other people (Pluto/S.Node 11th House Scorpio, N.Node 5th House Taurus, planetary ruler Venus 5th House Aries, trine Mars in the 1st House, sextile the S.Node and Pluto).  

Mercury rules the 7th House which contains Chiron in Gemini, square the 3rd House Jupiter and Mercury … reflecting the wounds that have occurred in relationships because of this duplicity about fundamental aspects of her personal truth, and her personal truth about the relationship (Jupiter/Mercury are square the nodes of Uranus, which are in the 1st House the south node, and in the 7th House the north node in Gemini/Sagittarius, with Uranus in Sagittarius square Mercury, trauma which is connected with honesty issues in relationships, and sexual honesty specifically (Libra is in the 11th House, Aquarius is in the 3rd House; Uranus is in the 1st House, conjunct the south node of Mars in the 1st House Sagittarius, and conjunct Mars in the 1st House; the 11th House ruler is Venus, which is in Aries, in the 5th House, opposing Scorpio Pluto, conjunct the N.Node in Taurus, trine to Uranus 1st House, trine Mars 1st House, Crescent phase semisquare to Jupiter …).

The desire to osmose co-existing with a desire to detach also created at some point at psychological sexual level a ‘shadow’ based on a relative detachment from the own sexual psychological/emotional dynamics, while at same time a desire to create rationalizations or rather, philosophical and intellectual constructions which are blind to the own dynamics, so to speak, which mask or conceal existing motivations and agendas and in turn are delivered and promoted with the intent of having others believe in the constructions or half-truths presented (Jupiter 3rd House Pisces trine Pluto 11th House Scorpio).
Mercury is Gibbous sesquisquare to the South Node. Mercury in Pisces is Neptune ruled, and Neptune is conjunct Mars Balsamic, both 1st House Capricorn. Neptune/Mars are the 4th House and the 5th House rulers. Thus a Soul that for security reasons has given itself the right to liberate and to separate from whatever reality she has created and that, within relationships, has made choices in which she has wanted to initiate or to sustain the relationships despite her inner detachment or separation and “freedom” to initiate other relationships with other people. This duplicity that manifests an individualistic and egocentric/narcissistic orientation (North Node in the 5th House, ruler Venus in the 5th House Aries … all the 1st House planets and nodes), has also been compounded by anger existing in her Soul against whatever limitations placed by roles, norms, or structures, to the potential expression and actualization of her uniqueness (the individuality as the ultimate symbol). These desires to separate and to break free from any restrictions, and consensus restrictions specifically, have been in place for many lifetimes within her individuation (Balsamic). The duplicity is the theme of Poker face … “I won't tell you that I love you / kiss or hug you / cause I'm bluffin' with my muffin / I'm not lying I'm just stunnin' with my love-glue-gunning / just like a chick in the casino”).

She has also given herself those rights because of having been hurt, wounded, or humiliated in the past, and having experienced intense and excruciating powerlessness through different types of events (Neptune/Mars Balsamic in 1st House). Jupiter in the 3rd House is trine Pluto in the 11th House, reflecting the elaboration and sophistication that have been involved in the creation of rationalizations justifying and supporting the duplicity and the intellectual manipulations, denials, distortions of truth and half-trues, lies, etc. …. These symbols reflect at same time the rebellion against beliefs and manmade morals which have constrained her sexual nature, being inwardly and outwardly defined by this philosophical anarchism, rebellion and relativization involving varying degrees of skepticism, nihilism, agnosticism … deriving in creating her own self-given rights to discover and liberate herself in any ways she feels called to and that she feels secure for herself (the south node of Jupiter is in the 2nd House Capricorn with Saturn in the 1st House Sagittarius ruled by same Jupiter, which is trine Pluto …. Jupiter also rules the 1st House cusp).

Because the Moon is in the 12th House, trine the 3rd House Mercury, Pisces on the 4th House cusp ruled by Neptune in the 1st House which is semi-square the Moon, and the Moon being square the nodes of Neptune in the 2nd and 8th Houses, the plasticity and adaptability has created a situation in which Gaga has also created confusion for herself about who she is, and who she is sexually. Cancer is in the 8th House cusp, and the Moon is Scorpio, reflecting the desire to metamorphose the self-image through going really deep within herself in order to understand and evolve beyond the underlying dynamics, and sexual dynamics. Thus, creating an intense emotional compression which would enforce the necessary psychoanalysis of the emotional dynamics. With Mercury ruling the 7th House, Gaga would be creating attractions to other people who would mirror her own past duplicities, and also, specifically, people who are not able for different reasons to know who and how Gaga is, to identify her emotional/sexual needs, and to relate to the true depth of her Soul, ie. people who would perceive her through the lens of their own distortions and projections, some of whom will also have the projected expectation of Gaga adapting or conforming to their own narcissistic or masturbatory desires (Libra in the 11th House, ruled by Venus in the 5th House Aries conjunct the Taurus N.Node, the south node of Venus being in the 3rd House Aquarius). These people would create an essential personal and sexual frustration in Gaga, and would induce the necessary inner questions deriving in a deeper self-knowledge, self-definition, and self-reliance.
Same symbols (Neptune/Mars Capricorn) reflect the natural guilt in her Soul because of the manipulations that existed in the past, and the desires to atone and to humiliate.  

With the polarity point of Pluto in the 5th House Taurus, the N.Node in the 5th House Taurus, Venus in Aries in the 5th House, the north node of Venus  in the 5th House Taurus, conjunct the north node of Mars in the 5th House Taurus, this planetary nodes being trine the 1st House Mars in Capricorn, Gaga is required in evolutionary terms to sustain herself emotionally and sexually in autonomous, non-dependent, and self-reliant ways, in order to advance by her own means in the discovery, actualization, and empowerment of her own sexual identity and nature, becoming totally self-responsible and determined to being sexually only the way she is, and nothing else, though needing to experience and re-experience being taken for someone different than she really is.


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Linda on Oct 05, 2011, 01:03 AM

Lady Gaga – Follow-up EA analysis re relationships


Lady Gaga’s Soul is defined by a deep sense of uniqueness and differentness, having arrived at this point by an accelerated de-conditioning from past patterns of behaviour through the process of detachment and objectivity, revealing her true essence.  Awareness of her limitations or powerlessness, and therefore a need for power, sustains a pronounced evolutionary impulse to grow and evolve, Pluto Scorpio 11th.  Her past life relationship dynamics reflect dispassionate-to-deep penetration into explorations of a variety of sexual practices with a great variety of friends or lovers for the purpose of osmosing power that created all levels of bonding and intimacy (shallow-to-profound).  Very often friendships would turn into intimacy.  Relating patterns were bizarre, intense, complex and extremely unbalanced as were the sexual practices, summed up by the dictum “anything goes,” Venus rules 11th, Venus opp SN/Pluto, Uranus Sag naturally rules 11th.  

Desires for like-minded friends and lovers who would resonate with her own Soul attracted a high turnover of magnetic sexual attractions of both sexes who were used for sex, then dumped (black widow) – she was used by others in this way also.  This limitless freedom drew parallel experiences of vindictiveness, betrayal, violence, abuse, and sudden bitter endings leading inevitably to the cumulative effect of her Soul suffering trauma and displaced emotions, Moon Scorpio 12th, Lucifer t-squ Nodes, making it evolutionarily necessary to re-live key relationships from the past so as to restore overall balance and stability, Venus conj NN, NNs Venus/Mars/SN Chiron conjunct NN 5th, Mars/Cap 1st rules Venus.  

Relationships that had suddenly ended in shock and rage, due to her hurting others, or they hurting her, or where one partner did not think the relationship was over, meant they would meet again in this lifetime to work through whatever their Souls had decided together for their respective evolutionary intentions, NNs Venus/Mars conj NN/Lilith.  The next evolutionary step in this lifetime for many of her relationships will be to forgive each other for whatever happened in the past, and to realize that even though they both had been greatly hurt, that love is still operating, and this will lead to the healing of wounds from the past.  Self-reliance and working to actualize her own unique essence, will put her needs in the correct perspective in relation to partners, 7th house polarity, while the lines of communication with partners will be kept open and honest, Chiron ruled by Mercury Pisces 3rd.

Lady Gaga admits bisexuality
“I love androgyny – I like pushing boundaries.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dz6TYQ4Ln8E

Her natural sexual orientation is androgynous played out in this life in a bisexual orientation, SN Venus Aquarius 3rd, SN Mercury Pisces 3rd, Chiron Gemini 7th, NN Uranus conj Chiron, SN Venus sextile Uranus/Venus.  She is de-conditioning from having suppressed her bisexuality in the past for fear of persecution and judgment, Chiron opp Saturn, Mars/Neptune Cap, Lilith conj Chiron.  

In the progressive de-conditioning from limitations of any kind, there had been a great deal of confusion and shock in her transitions, an example being suddenly revealing to past life partners that she had fallen in love with a member of the same sex.  Another example is being “two-faced,” disloyal and betraying partners, hiding the truth by having more than one relationship at the same time, Chiron Gemini 7th, ruler Mercury Pisces 3rd, and these behaviours possibly attracting violence and abuse, or causing self-implosion that stored the trauma within her physical body, Saturn conj Asc, 1st house planets, Venus ruled by Mars Cap conjunct Uranus/SN Mars.  It is probable that she was hiding the truth in various scenarios such as:  sex with multiple strangers, or a hiding signature for fear of death, Vesta, or duplicity in love relationships, and these scenarios creating the karma of secrets, Jupiter/Mercury t-square Saturn/Chiron.  
  
She is throwing off past imbalances such as not hearing the words of others, or they not hearing her, perhaps due to being too absorbed with herself, Chiron opp Saturn, Chiron squ Mercury/Jupiter, Mercury/Jupiter squ Saturn, Mercury squ Uranus.  With these aspects, it is possible that she had a learning difficulty, or problems with short-term memory.  These aspects could also have applied to teacher/student relationships where she had been learning, through a genius capacity, to liberate the structure of her consciousness.  It is also possible that she had not been listening to others due to boredom, and this reflecting the severance or detachment from old friendships that had served their purpose, Uranus rules 3rd.

Lucifer Cancer, intensified in the 8th house, depicts intensely negative thoughts and emotions that undermine or block the direction that her Soul knows to be right, no matter how radical that direction can seem.  This aspect can also manifest as displaced emotions projected subconsciously onto intimate partners upon whom she has become overly- or symbiotically- dependent, or partners who have become overly-dependent upon her, Lucifer squ Venus, thus magnifying the cataclysmic force of Pluto gibbous opp Venus.  A major lesson is to heal the trauma originating with her parents by supplying her own inner nurturing and security, Lucifer opp SN Saturn, and heal the spiritual trauma stored in the unconscious by surrendering to the Divine Mother, Moon Scorpio 12th, NN Pluto Cancer 8th.  

Stories, scandals and gossip about her personal life and relationships that are made public by the media, Mercury rules MC Virgo, could be a cause of further trauma, bringing guilt or anger to the surface, and prompting an accelerated desire for self-improvement and purging of unnatural guilt, MC squ Uranus/Juno, Lilith Taurus 6th conj NN, MC squ Uranus, NN Mercury squ NNs Saturn/Pluto 8th, NN Mercury squ SNs Pluto/Jupiter.  Having to learn to respond to the “judgments” of the world with grace, humility and honesty will tone down self-centredness and bring further lessons in speaking the truth, Mars squ Sun, Sun inconj Pluto, Sun squ Neptune.  It seems she has already internally dealt with the intrusion of the media by the use of her creative genius, NN Mercury conj Venus 5th:  

“Paparazzi”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2smz_1L2_0&ob=av2n

Her Soul carries a type of hysteria or rage as a result of patriarchal persecution and judgment, Mars/Neptune Cap 1st, and living in an unnatural reality where natural law has been/continues to be violated, 2nd house planetary SNs Cap/Aqu.  The agonizing pain of having suppressed this deep wound within her unconscious, and stored within her physical body, trickles out by way of passive/aggressive reactions, and sudden unleashings of wrath and fury at restrictions of any kind, including a fear of commitment, Mars conj Neptune, Venus gibbous opp Pluto, SNs Mars/Uranus Sag 1st.  Other reasons for this hysteria and rage stem from being sexually violated while living in communal cultures, accounting for a deep-seated mistrust of others, SN Uranus/Mars 1st, Venus squ Lucifer, Moon Scorpio 12th, Chiron 7th, or from experiences of cataclysmic events where she and her group starved due to famine, or did not survive a cataclysm, planetary SNs 2nd, Saturn Sag 1st, SN Uranus 1st, NN Taurus opp Pluto.

Her drive is doubled in strength, Mars exalted in Cap, and is directed toward fulfilling new ideas, dreams and fantasies, and merging her consciousness with Source energy, Mars/Neptune Cap 1st, Moon Scorpio 12th.  A distortion that has manifested in the past, and could manifest again in this lifetime, is seeing a partner as a defacto God/Goddess (or even seeing herself as such), Neptune Cap 1st, and projecting ultimate meaning onto that partner, with these types of relationships ending in disillusionment.  This will throw her back upon herself to learn the lesson of self-reliance, to look within herself to find the inner symbols of power and transformation, PPP.

Pluto is powerful in its own sign, and the intensity is so extreme that finding the right partner to deal with all of that intensity and constant movement could be difficult.  This condition is created by her Soul in order to find relationships that will be based on independence, self-reliance and self-sufficiency, and not addictive compulsion to be together, Venus conj NN Taurus 5th.  Sorting through the complexity and intensity of her life, she will keep revisiting a relatively new perspective:  that simplicity is the essence of life, which is contrary to her past or to-date (NN Taurus).  The simplicity and joy of love could mean her Heart getting hurt, but this will only motivate her to find new ways to express her love nature (Venus ruled by Mars Cap 1st).

In this lifetime the main aspect of fruition is the expansion of her philosophical framework which is allowing her to share and communicate her creative social visions with the world, Jupiter grand trine Pluto/Vesta/Pallas, Star of David.  Jupiter is important because it is the final dispositor in the chart, and therefore the search for spiritual truth and honesty are of the utmost importance to her Soul right now.  Mental confusion will give way to surrendering to a higher power that will finally bring peace, natural wisdom, alignment with universal and timeless laws, and new returning desires to the Source, Mars conj Neptune, Jupiter/Mercury squ Chiron.  It’s not easy being a celebrity, but it took worldwide public exposure in order to make a comparison to the simple life.  As part of her new NN desires, Venus ruled by Mars Cap 1st, she will slow down somewhat to a more uncomplicated life, perhaps discovering a love for Nature.    

Lady Gaga has taken many steps to develop her unique individuality and creativity and in so doing has awakened a sense of her inherent value, self-worth and self-esteem (NN Taurus 5th).  Pastlife relationships that had been defined by compulsive obsession, excessive dependency, sudden endings creating emotional shocks, or secret agendas being revealed were created for the purpose of each partner to learn how to function without the other, and to take full charge of their own lives independent of the other, Pluto conj SN, PPP Taurus 5th, Venus Aries.  In this way she starts to attract others who are self-reliant and who are working to actualize their own unique Soul essence, thus freeing herself from the past, and promoting evolution.  


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Thanks again Rad for your time and feedback.




Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: ari moshe on Oct 05, 2011, 03:35 PM
Hi Rad, I intend to have mine in b4 end of this week.


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Oct 06, 2011, 07:10 AM
Hi Ari,

Ok ............

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: mirta on Oct 06, 2011, 03:57 PM
Hi Rad and Group,

Some observations on
LADY GAGA, INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS

The reliving in relationships revolves around the need of resolving issues related to commitment or/and independence, separation and/or deep relating, fear of enmeshment, trust and power (Venus in 5th house in Aries conjunct NN and opposite Pluto and Sn in Scorpio in 11th house, and Moon in Scorpio in 12th ruling her 8th house and 30’ after the 5º orb of an inconjunction to Venus).
Venus SN in Aquarius square Moon in Scorpio, whose SN is also in Scorpio in 11th reflects trauma caused by abandon or betrayal or suffering the power and domination of her partners.
Thus, trust in committed relationships is difficult for thus Soul that brings anger and rage caused by these betrayals and abandons that in turn had created compulsive attitudes of great attraction and desire to be in relationship as well as a fear of entrapment, of losing independence and self-identity. (Moon in Scorpio gibbous opposition Amazone, Venus conj Chiron SN in Aries).
Together with a tendency to withdraw or avoiding commitment, there was a defense mechanism of abandoning first in order to avoid the trauma of being abandoned. (Venus opposition Pluto in Scorpio in 11th) 
But   being Venus SN DP square Moon she is now living a crisis in consciousness in preparation for another key evolutionary development, and there is a creative tension produced through the process of moving forwards with this new form vs. the compulsive temptation to slide back into old patterns of behavior (Venus SN FQP Amazon)

The more recent preexisting patterns are related with this Venus in Aries in 5th house that reflects a self-orientated attitude in intimate relationships and a strong  need of independence (Venus trine Uranus and Juno in Sag in 1st house that are conjunct Saturn conjunct SN Amazone and Ascendant). She is instinctively linked to her independence and defense of her individuality, and may be that in more recent lifetimes the trauma related to betrayal or power in relationships was dissociated from her consciousness and mind (Saturn conjunct Uranus SN and balsamic Uranus and opposite Chiron square Mercury RX in Pisces, Uranus semisquare Pluto conjunct SN), and she was linked to the lighter, more optimistic aspects of her Soul (Venus in Aries trine Uranus in Sag and semisquare Chiron in Gemini).

The semisquare with Chiron reflects a difficulty to deal with the dark aspects of relationships, but like Psyche in her story with Eros, only facing Aphrodite’s dark side and her own shadow (symbolized in the myth by envious sisters [Gemini]) her love relationships will evolve and attain conscious integrity. That is reflected in Chiron’s opposition to Saturn conjunct Uranus (consciousness integrating individuated unconscious) and square Vesta conjunct Jupiter, symbols of her wholeness and integrity.

The reliving in order to throwing off of old patterns of intimate relationships is beginning (Venus opposite SN applicative 6 degrees), and her Soul is evolving through that (Venus NN conjunct  PPP conjunct R.L. and Amazone NN).
In addition, being Venus in FQP to Mars (its ruler), until now the Soul has been learning basically to relate to itself and developing courage to stand apart and asserting his individuality and subjectivity. But because of past abandon and trust wounds and the crisis inherent to this face, she has been experiencing the fear of being in relationships, specifically intimate ones, fearing the loss of its sense of individuality.

It looks like in this lifetime she is being able to realize that the individuality that has been established will not be lost, and that she can nurture herself as well as her intimate relationships  (Venus conjunct NN , Mars and Venus NN in NP conjunction that are conjunct R.L. and Amazone NN in Taurus; in a Grand Trine with Mars conj Neptune in 1st  and Ceres; and semisquare Jupiter and Vesta in Pisces as a kind of intermediation between the integrity they reflect and  the duality light/ darkness of Chiron in Gemini in 7th  ).
Being part of the Grand Trine via its conjunction to NN, and a progressive link between the past wounds and the future (conjunction NN and PPP), Venus is actualizing its function of uniting inwardly discordant aspects of her personality.

However, we see much individuality in the former lifetimes, perhaps not much dedication to intimate relationships because of preserving freedom and individuality, or for dedication to collective or group causes.
There may be natural guilt for the trauma created  because of that ( 5th house and Venus ruler Mars in Cap in 1rst house conjunct Uranus [Venus SN ruler]) or/and for not having been present in relationships, even abandoning ( Moon in Scorpio in 12th semisquare Mars conjunct Neptune in Cap, ruled by Pluto in Scorpio in 11th conjunct SN).

There is also projected guilt. Rad pointed out that it comes from those who have closest to her by way of intimacy and close friends.
It’s possible that her family has projected on her some guilt that could affect her conscious wholeness because of misunderstanding of her alignment with natural Law and natural ways of living sexuality and relationships. That is seen in Venus sesquisquare Saturn in Sag 1st (that’s conjunct Amazone SN and Juno and Uranus), and also in its semisquare to Chiron in 7th  that reflects influence of other’s mind regarding relationships and wounds in the way that other’s listen to her. In addition her 7th house hosts Pallas in Cancer opposite Mars in Cap and square Sun in 4th house (her family and self-image related to it) that rules her intimate relationships, and is square her Jupiter conj Vesta (wholeness and self-identity according to N.L.),  that in turn are  ruled by Neptune in Cap.

But I wonder if is this square between Saturn in 1st and Jupiter also reflects the natural guilt regarding her individualistic approach to relationships in his evolution process towards an individual though embracing and caring way of relating.

Currently her consciousness  is experiencing a compression leading to an inner awareness of the need to refine the way of relating, that involves embracing her own vulnerability and the individual needs, the individuality, of partners and friends  ( Jupiter CP square Saturn, Saturn PP in Gemini in 7h conjunct  Uranus NN and Chiron, Mars PP in Cancer in 7th conjunct Pallas and Jupiter NN in Gemini, Venus PP in Libra).This involves throwing off the old patterns of wounding others by not hearing them as well as the projected guilt.

SEXUALITY
Part of the current purpose of this Soul is to integrate the emergence of a conscious and egocentric identification with the new evolutionary purpose regarding sexuality in a new self-image and self identity that is finishing a cycle of integration between the individuated unconscious and the structure of her consciousness (Saturn semisextile Pluto balsamic conjunction Uranus trine Sun in Aries in 4th house.
In order to do it the Soul is picking up its original union between genders  and to Natural Law, then its  evolutionary experience through patriarchy with its repressions, distortions and traumatic consequences, towards  an integrating synthesis in self reliance and equality restoring feminine and vulnerable power as a way to actualizing committed and unconditional union in the power of Universal Love (2nd house ruler Saturn RX conjunct Amazone SN;  2nd house in Cap hosting S Nodes of Ceres, Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn in Cap, Sn of Vesta and Neptune in Aquarius;  NN conjunct Mars and Venus NN, conjunct  R.L. conjunct NN Amazone NN in Taurus;  Venus PP in Libra and  NNodes of Vesta, Uranus and Jupiter in 7th house;  NN Saturn and Pluto in 8th house in Cancer;  Neptune NN in 8th house in Leo).

The preexisting pattern of sexuality that she is still working on is that of repression, although in former lives she has already been trying to penetrate the causes of that restraints and repressions (Saturn RX ruler Mars in Cap in 1st  , Pluto in Scorpio conjunct SN).
Together with patriarchal causes, the Soul brings trauma caused by betrayal and abandon that has been suppressed (Uranus conjunct Saturn and Mars conjunct Neptune in Cap) and that made difficult trusting in itself and in others (Uranus in Sag semisquare SN and Pluto, square Mercury ruler of 7th house and square asteroid Fides in Virgo; Moon in Scorpio in 12th sesquisquare Aries Sun in 4th house).
Trauma, betrayal and repression have produced insecurity and fear of vulnerability together with lack of self reliance that led to submission to other’s power in  sexual relationships and also a reactive behavior in which she was who overpowered her partners. ( 2nd house SN of Pluto and Saturn in Cap and Vesta in Aquarius opposite Lucifer in Cancer in 8th, ruled by Moon in Scorpio in 12th that in turn is ruled by Pluto in Scorpio in 11th ).
Given Cap repression and Lucifer in Cancer characteristics, the Soul acted out compulsively without a clue to knowing the causes of its rage and power desires in its emotional body.

With Mars in Cap conjunct its Sn in Sag, the Soul desires now to break free from all sexual inhibitions and constraints that its 2nd house hosting SN of Pluto, Jupiter and Saturn shows, and that produced anger and distortions in its sexuality expression. 
Natural guilt was also produced by these sexual attitudes (Mars in Cap ruled By Saturn RX square Jupiter).There is also the intention to atone for that guilt (Mars trine R.L. conjunct Amazone NN in 6th house, Amazone in Taurus in 6th trine Fides in Virgo), to forgiving and self-forgiving ( Mars conjunct Neptune sextile Vesta, Jupiter and Lucifer NN in Pisces, Moon in Scorpio in 12th  house trine 7th house ruler in Pisces ).
In order to do it, the reliving has the goal of finding the causes of distortions and guilt in her emotional psychology, accepting responsibility   and changing the inner relationship to herself - the real antidote to Lucifer in 8th house. (Pluto RX in Scorpio, Saturn RX and Mars in Cap in 1st house trine Venus conjunct NN in Taurus).

 In addition, she is trying to integrate vulnerability (Mars in Cap conjunct Neptune opposite Pallas conjunct its PP in Cancer in 7th). This intention of throwing off old patterns of relationship, together with her acknowledging the individuality of partners and friends is part of the creative stress that interrelates with the Star of David Pattern that reflects an ease of integration of the evolution that the creative stress promotes.
Thus Mars -  part of her reliving in the T-square with Pallas in 7th and ruler 5th house Sun, and also part of the Gran Trine with NN and Ceres in Virgo (atoning and healing by self-nurturing) in the Star  pattern in its fruition sense  -  has together with  Venus  a pivotal role in the ongoing of her evolution.   

Rad: To me is still difficult to identify natural guilt. I would especially appreciate your corrections in my try.
Thanks so much
God Bless
Mirta

 




Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Oct 07, 2011, 08:17 AM
Hi Jason,

Thanks for adding the addendum that you have relative to the hysteria within Gag's Soul. Since you will be leaving for a couple of weeks starting Sunday I wanted to briefly comment on this unresolved dynamic of her hysteria since you have put so much EA analysis into it, and that analysis is simply brilliant. It is entirely accurate and comprehensive in it's scope. One core issue that is related to all that you have pointed out that I want to share with you, because you are leaving for a bit so wanted you to know about this related issue, is linked with her inner desire to LOSE CONTROL relative to her desire to control for the reasons you have rightly pointed out. The desire to lose control is contained within the archetype of Capricorn.

In her case with her Mars conjunct Neptune in Capricorn, and both are conjunct her S.Node of Mars in Sagittarius in her 1st, the desire to lose control is then linked with her desire for complete freedom. In this case, the freedom from desiring to control. But much deeper within her is also all the accumulated guilt for all the reasons that you have pointed out in your in depth EA analysis of her past orientations to relationships and people. This deep guilt which is rooted in all the dynamics you have pointed out is also linked with core dynamics that Gonzalo has pointed out that has also lead to her karmic necessity of having to relive and repeat so many relationships from her past: her duplicity.

As a result of this, prior to this life, her Soul has created sexual dynamics that have then lead to a deep part of the unresolved hysteria. In conjunction with her desire for freedom relative to her desire to lose control she has, previous to this life, set up sexual dynamics that involved groups of men, Pluto in Scorpio in the 11th, Mars/Neptune in Capricorn, that would be sexual with her all at the same time. The vernacular of course being called 'gang bangs'. Her Soul set these types of dynamics up to also challenge or push the limits: Pluto in Scorpio in the 11th. Her Soul also set this up in order to punish herself because of the guilt: Mars/Neptune in Capricorn. This is also reflected in the asteroids that you have also correctly understood relative to her 'dark eros'.  

The bottom line is that through this dynamic of the 'gang bangs' she ended up losing control of herself to the point where she was 'forced' to keep having one orgasm after the other to the point of going into an almost unconscious state. Her body kept having orgasms even as she tried to stop it, but could not: total loss of control. It was the sheer intensity of sustained physical sex that she could no longer control that the lead to psychological hysteria. This dynamic within her has manifested more than once, more than in one life, and is various ways including actually being forced against her will: gang rape.

Unresolved hysteria has of course resulted from this dynamic, as well as all the other dynamics that you have so brilliantly understood.

Have a wonderful trip Jason.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: ari moshe on Oct 08, 2011, 02:50 AM
Hi Rad and community, I have failed at managing my time appropriately and am not ready to post. I am committing to complete this by the end of the weekend.
God bless,
am


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Oct 08, 2011, 07:40 AM
Hi Ari,

Ok.............and, Gray, if you read this let me know you own plans.............


God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Gonzalo on Oct 08, 2011, 03:17 PM
Hi Jason

Have a great trip !

God Bless,

Gonzalo


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Gray on Oct 08, 2011, 05:16 PM
Hi Rad, I am hoping to post something on Sunday. If I do not feel free to move on and I'll join in later. I am balancing working on my own curriculum to teach and then making enough time to read and post on the message board; I haven't figured it out yet.

Blessings to all of you,
in Spirit,
Gray


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: ari moshe on Oct 09, 2011, 01:00 PM
Hi Rad, thank you so much for your continued guidance and unconditional encouragement with this work.

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What has been the evolutionary intention within her Soul to experience ‘violence and social confrontations’ of various kinds ? And what are the specific causes of the inner guilt her Soul carries ? These symbols, in conjunction with her 12th House Scorpio Moon also correlate to a deep unresolved  hysteria within her Soul. What is that about, and why ?

The core EA intention for this soul has been to throw off all conditioning factors that prevent her from actualizing her innate individuality. A part of this process has been linked to intense sexual encounters in which she sought intense emotional/sexual stimulation. The reason for this is because of the desire to die, to evolve beyond her own limitations linked to past experiences in which she has in some way chosen to control and repress her sexual urges, and thus has not fully accessed the depth of her inner emotional reality, the basis of which has often been the need to survive. This is signified by the south nodes of Jupiter Pluto and Saturn all in Capricorn in the second house in a first quarter square to the south node which is ruled by Pluto on the sn.

As a result of this need to break free, she has attracted traumatic events into her life that were often through intense sexual exchange, and the way she has dealt with the trauma has been by keeping it inside, holding it within and remaining autonomous (Capricorn second house and first house).

The need for chaos itself is symbolized by Capricorn, in Particular the second house and the sn's being ruled by Saturn in the first along with Mars and its sn conjunct Neptune in Capricorn in the first. She has often resorted to sexuality as a means to survive. She has a history with the sacred role of the sexual initiate as symbolized by Vesta in Aquarius in the second house squaring the nodes, which of course has been distorted over the years. The connection with the Capricorn signatures here implies the intensity through which this soul has internalized patriarchal conditioning around sexuality.

The hysteria itself is indicated by the need to loose control linked with having attracted into her life, consciously and unconsciously (Pluto) various experiences that pushed the limit (11th house) of her identity - through intense emotional and sexual trauma. On a cyclic basis given the 8th house north nodes which is ruled by the Moon, this means she would would enter into a state of deep uncontrolable emotional hysteria. The psychology of victimization and intense emotional need would come through. There would be absolutely no self censoring of this.

The Mars Neptune in Capricorn, especially given the nature of the balsamic phase and the fact of the sn of Mars being right there as well, points to a lot of anger and a strong need to assert her own individuality linked with that anger. This is because of all the ways she has been limited and has suppressed her self in the past. And so, in combination with the sn Pluto and its square to the second house Capricorn, all ruled by Saturn which is forming a T square with Chiron in Gemini in the 7th, points to a strong karmic pattern for this soul having been a really crappy listener in relationships. She has been deeply consumed with her own intense emotional needs, and fulfilling them that she has often asserted her own agenda onto her partners - lacking in the ability to listen. The rulers of Saturn and Chiron are Mercury and Jupiter conjunct in Pisces in the 3rd created that T square. These planets are ruled by Neptune in the first which leads us back to Saturn, its ruler.

This correlates to a soul that has spoken when it wasn't her turn, has been a reactive listener, and has thrusted her own motivations and will into her relationships. Within her soul is a deep need for intimacy, sharing, connection and an equal exchange of dialog and ideas with other souls, however based on her own unresolved emotional dynamics, she has consistatly gone to extreemes in her relartionships of being in control and in some ways manipulative through her use on control, and whenever she would reach a state of intense emotional/sexual stimulation, she would enter into a hysteria linked to profound abandonment and trauma that she has not dealt with. During such episodes her pattern would have been to project onto her partner all the psychological material that is emanating from her individuated unconscious. Projections as well as demands and needs that her partners simply cannot meet.  All of this is also the specific cause of the inner guilt that she carries - that along with having attracted sexual and traumatic experiences that were violative in its very nature, yet having been deeply compelled to participate in it based on the need to create intensity in order to evolve beyond her limitations and break from from past conditioning and trauma. This has hurt herself as well as other people.

The Chiron Pluto inconjunct which loosely forms a yod with Neptune with Saturn at the apex, simply points to the nature of this crisis within the soul. With Chiron at the top the dilemma is her need for balanced relationship and a core wounding within her soul that may project a story like "I am not capable of being met. No one can meet my actual needs. I am too wounded." Her own behavior and experiences in her relationships would in fact be a "proof" to the validity of her own wounding story.

The ea lesson for this soul is to first become conscious of the reality of these patterns, the intensity of her own hysteria and the effects that this has on other people. As she becomes more aware of how she has created trauma for others due to the intensity of her emotional outbursts, she will develop a more humble and compassionate self awareness that will lead her to seek healing at all costs. This will occur by way of reliving the various traumas and abandonments she has experienced in the past in a safe way. This is the nature of the Pluto sn relive condition as it relates to her personal relationships and unresolved hysteria. In order to relive this, she needs to feel incredibly safe and protected - Scorpio Moon in the 12th ruled by that Pluto and ruling the 8th house Cancer north nodes.

She will do this by forming a relationship to a "mother figure" that would provide a source of unconditional love and healing. At her EA stage she is not going to become an amma devotee just yet,
rather this will likely manifest by way of adopting to a life of service that will allow her to become the mother figure and help other souls, in particular women and alienated groups of people, to fully release and heal their own emotional trauma. Doing this more and more, through the medium of art (venus Taurus 5th house), will provide for her the opportunity to become more self aware and objectively detach from the traumas. But that alone won’t fully support her unresolved dynamics in personal relationships.

Healing practices and healers that focus on the access of chaos in a safe and structured way would support her as well. An example of this would be to see a woman healer who works with sexuality in such a way as to support the safe release of repressed emotion.

God bless,
Ari Moshe


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Oct 10, 2011, 09:32 AM
Hi Ari, Cat, Gonzalo, Kristin, Mirta, Linda, and Jason

I have already read through what you have all posted, and I want to thank all of you for making the great efforts that you have in the context of your own lives. I will be posting tomorrow, Tuesday, my comments to all of you. Until then thank you for your efforts and

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Oct 11, 2011, 08:34 AM
Hi Cat,

An very good follow up effort on your part in which you are demonstrating your increasing grasp of EA. There is the following analysis that was not quite correct:

"Mars in the 1st house indicates a new beginning in which Lady Gaga is instinctually actualizing her subjective desire to act on her unconscious repressed desires from her past in order to fulfill her core intention and desire to evolve past her personal limitations related to her fear of intimacy and sex in general.In order for this to happen she needs to be free and independendent in order to have many sexual experiences with many different people.  The bottom line is that in acting out these past sexual desires she eliminates the desire."

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This is not true because her S.Node of Mars in Sagittarius is in her 1st House and is ruled by her Jupiter in Pisces in the 3rd which is also trine her Pluto in Scorpio in the 11th conjunct the S.Node. In other words, her need for freedom in every way is of long standing.

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Other than that here is what stood out for me:

"Mars in Capricorn the 1st house indicates that Lady Gaga is acting on on her subjective desire to decondition herself in relation to moralistic and religious conditioning patterns from her past lives which have created a deep unconscious sense of guilt within her.  In her most recent past lives, she has lived in very authoritarian societies and cultures which were extremely moralistic based on the authority of man-made religious structures. In these lives she has also had strict authoritarian parents who repressed their emotions and/or sexuality.  Mars in the 1st house indicates a new beginning in which Lady Gaga is instinctually actualizing her subjective desire to act on her unconscious repressed desires from her past in order to fulfill her core intention and desire to evolve past her personal limitations related to her fear of intimacy and sex in general.In order for this to happen she needs to be free and independendent in order to have many sexual experiences with many different people.  The bottom line is that in acting out these past sexual desires she eliminates the desire."

and .............

 "With Venus in Aries in the 5th House, Lady Gaga creates relationships in which everyone must serve her and her purpose in some way.  She is attracted to people who have a strong sense of self,  a passionate nature, are self-oriented, and have a strong purpose in life.  With Mars in Capricorn, she attracts sexual partners who are sexually fractured or sexually repressed in some way.  With Neptune conjunct Mars these partners appear to be innocent, sensitive and pure at first.  Both her sexual partners and the other people she forms other types of relationships serve as mirrors and are a reflection of Lady Gaga's own inner self. Once Gaga sees herself in another, she reacts by becoming disillusioned and angry (Neptune), witholds her sexual energy out of fear of losing her independence, her fear of commitment, fear of intimacy etc (Venus), or the relationship may become abusive, violent or based on dominance or humilty (Mars)."

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God Bless, Rad







Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Oct 11, 2011, 08:41 AM
Hi Kristin,

A very excellent and comprehensive understanding of Gaga's relationship and sexual dynamics. Your EA reasoning within this being excellent as well. There was just the following correction that needed to be made:

"The planets that rule the second chakra, the sacred womb, where the ‘divine’ exchanges occur are Jupiter and Neptune. The Asteroid Vesta is reflected in this second chakra. Jupiter conjuncts Vesta in Pisces and forms a grand trine with Gaga’s South Node and Pluto in Scorpio and Pallas in Cancer in the 7th. Neptune, ruler of her Jupiter sextiles her South Node and Pluto. Neptune is conjunct Mars, the initiator, and they are conjunct the South Node of Mars in Cap, ruler Saturn in Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter and the circle is complete. Saturn also trines her Sun in Aries in the 4th, ruler Mars in the first conjunct Neptune, all of these themes keep circling back."

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Her S.Node of Mars is in Sagittarius conjunct her natal Mars/Neptune. This is ruled by Jupiter which is then square her Saturn, the ruler of her Mars.

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Other than that here is what stood our for me:

On the one hand it will take a great deal for her to absolutely trust another, to be able to become totally vulnerable with them as this trust has been abused in the past leading to all sorts of personal trauma seen in the very same signatures mentioned above. She may very well be afraid of her own intensity and where that leads sexually speaking because of how extreme her nature is and the consequences culturally speaking of her natural wiring and sexual design. She may have extended that trust in others who she felt were just like she was, and had the same intentions and desires, that they want to go as far as she wanted to go, yet her 12th house Moon in Scorpio may have caused her to get swept away in the illusion of the depth of her own fantasies. You can see she has always chosen partners like herself that were just as eccentric in the way they related to the world as she is, also self reliant and freedom loving in their own ways. This is seen with Libra on the 11th house cusp where her South Node and Pluto reside, also her South Node of Venus is in Aquarius in the 2nd house. In relationships, the challenge lies in her Venus in Aries, creating an emotional paradox where she will only attract partners that meet some of her needs, because of her own need for freedom, this will guarantee her an exit point if necessary. Her Mars in Cap squaring her Sun in Aries in the 4th also reflects her own emotional repression which will cause her to attract partners based on that limited 'signal' considering everything she herself is holding back. This will not equal the natural fit, more like the forced fit, at least early on. Also as wild and open as she is publicly, I imagine she is still guarded intimately to some degree with Mars in Cap squaring her 4th house Sun in Aries, she will have a fear of being vulnerable yet that is also the only way back to experiencing meaningful communions, and ultimately the only way back to God."

and ..............

"Some additional re-live symbols are also seen with the  North Node of Chiron conjunct her South Node/Pluto and her South Node of Chiron conjunct her Venus and her North Node. Another story that came to me was Gaga having a life as I had mentioned in my prior post of being a hermaphrodite, this signature seen with natal Chiron in the 7th in Gemini, Mercury, ruler of the 7th house cusp is in Pisces in the 3rd and squares Uranus in Sag in the 1st. Chiron also opposes Saturn in Sagittarius in the first.This strikes me as a signature of her nature in a life as a hermaphrodite being discovered, like a surprise discovery, the church finding out, and another being horrified of her body, being told that she was deformed, ugly or evil and not a child of God...this leading to the projected guilt that she must have done something in a past life to deserve this. Lucifer is in Cancer in the 8th, ruler Moon in Scorpio in the 12th, inconjunct her Pallas in Cancer in the 7th.If she was burned, thrown in the loonie bin, verbally told messages while been persecuted for being different, it does not matter how non conforming or radical a Soul is, these wounds will carry forward, these harsh messages about how her nature was deformed Saturn in Sag squaring Pisces in the 3rd, perhaps messages like, Not even God would love you’ - she knew different of course, but still those messages are like arrows shot straight into the heart of the Soul."

and .........

"This same Pluto/Venus Gibbous phase inconjunct connects to her attraction to power, to having it and to being able to use it to change the world and also being attracted to others who have it in order to help her mission. I can see how she may have also been attracted to people who had power and fame in order to help her spread her own message ie they had the resources, connections to help her go further and faster. So she may have ‘used’ others in certain situations for these purposes, perhaps in some cases these were people who rendered her powerless in the past, and then, and possibly now she is using the very power of others that destroyed her in the past to help propel her forward. Part of Gaga’s re-live is also linked with quite a bit of karma connected with attracting people who have betrayed her many times over, Pluto in Scorpio on the South Node, ruler of 11th house cusp in Libra is Venus in Aries conjunct the North Node attracting people who ‘owe’ her and as what occurs as anyone evolves, she is re-attracting people who have betrayed her - they now being given an opportunity to do the right thing, to right the ship in many instances it will not even begin to repay her for what occurred in the past, nevertheless they will meet again, for better or for worse. She is learning WHO TO TRUST again starting with HERSELF and in her own ability to read other people’s intentions, to use her laser like capacity to read the true motives of others."

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God Bless, Rad







Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Oct 11, 2011, 08:45 AM
Hi Jason,

Your entire EA analysis of Gaga's orientation to relationships and sexuality is simply brilliant. It is this type of in depth and comprehensive understanding of any given Soul that demonstrates the capacity of EA itself.

Everything stood out for me, and I would suggest that the entire group here read it through.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Oct 11, 2011, 08:51 AM
Hi Gonzalo,

Your EA analysis of Gaga's orientation to relationships, and her sexuality, was simply excellent EA work. Your focus on her duplicity and the reasons and consequences of it was in fact brilliant work. And, indeed, it is one of the primary causes of her need to repeat, to relive, the relationship dynamics in this life.

Here is what stood out for me:

"Well ….. with Pluto/S.Node Scorpio 11th House, Gaga’s Soul has desired to liberate and rebel against any external and internal restrictions to her individuality, including any consensus conditioning factors of her sexual nature and desires. She has had along many lifetimes desires to liberate and to experiment in all possible ways her own sexuality, which is very strong, deep, and intense (and also quite ‘dark’ – Capricorn in the 2nd House cusp, Saturn in the 1st House, Neptune/Mars Capricorn 1st House, relative to Pluto/S.Node Scorpio, the 2nd House Capricorn south nodes, asteroid Eros is at 29°34’ Capricorn 2nd House, square the nodes and Venus). She has had an enormous variety of sexual experiences with other people of many different types and with many different sexual orientations along the way of discovering her personal way of being sexual (the variety and extent of relationships she has attracted to her is also indicated in other symbols of the birthchart: the 7th House ruler being Mercury in the 3rd House Pisces, Libra in the 11th House, with its ruler Venus in opposition to the 11th House Pluto …Uranus/Mars conjunct in the 1st House sextile Pluto/S.Node)."

and

"Other reason in Gaga’s Soul for involving herself sexually with many other people has been the extremely intense insecurity she has experienced in many lifetimes in collective or social events (Pluto Scorpio 11th House  ruling the 12th House containing the Scorpio Moon, 4th House Pisces, ruled by Neptune in the 1st House Capricorn Balsamic conjunct Mars. Thus, many relationships have been sexualized in order to create a feeling of security in midst of the ongoing crises, without the time of coming to know the other person very much before sexualizing the relationship. Also, many relationships with ‘friends’ have been sexualized. Further, her Soul has experienced many abrupt losses, terminations or separations in relationships. Some degree of conflict has been created between the desire to trust and commit within relationships, and the desire to remain emotionally detached from the relationships."

and........... 

"Through this variety of involvements her Soul has gained sexual knowledge and also a plasticity of her possibilities of sexual expression. Again, the Pluto south node ruler is the same Capricorn 2nd House cusp ruler, Saturn, which is Rx in the 1st House Sagittarius … this Saturn is Crescent square Jupiter in the 3rd House Pisces which is also the ruler of the Sagittarius Saturn  … at her evolutionary stage, this indicates at least that in her past, she has not been totally honest about her own sexual nature and desires. Same time, the 2nd House ruler Saturn is First Quarter square to Mercury Rx, which is also in the 3rd House Pisces, and which is the ruler of the 7th House, which is in Gemini … thus, her Soul’s plasticity at a sexual level, has been creating a persona (7th House) that is able to adapt (mutable) to the nature of many different other people, a persona that can do this so well that has also been deceiving others in different ways about her own sexual nature and desires, and thus, about her real involvement in the relationships. Thus, a settlement between her conflicting desires to secure and to detach, translating in wanting to secure the relationship for herself, and not for the partner, preserving her ‘right’ to secure other relationships with other people (Pluto/S.Node 11th House Scorpio, N.Node 5th House Taurus, planetary ruler Venus 5th House Aries, trine Mars in the 1st House, sextile the S.Node and Pluto)."

and............. 

"Mercury rules the 7th House which contains Chiron in Gemini, square the 3rd House Jupiter and Mercury … reflecting the wounds that have occurred in relationships because of this duplicity about fundamental aspects of her personal truth, and her personal truth about the relationship (Jupiter/Mercury are square the nodes of Uranus, which are in the 1st House the south node, and in the 7th House the north node in Gemini/Sagittarius, with Uranus in Sagittarius square Mercury, trauma which is connected with honesty issues in relationships, and sexual honesty specifically (Libra is in the 11th House, Aquarius is in the 3rd House; Uranus is in the 1st House, conjunct the south node of Mars in the 1st House Sagittarius, and conjunct Mars in the 1st House; the 11th House ruler is Venus, which is in Aries, in the 5th House, opposing Scorpio Pluto, conjunct the N.Node in Taurus, trine to Uranus 1st House, trine Mars 1st House, Crescent phase semisquare to Jupiter …)."

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God Bless, Rad







Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Oct 11, 2011, 08:58 AM
Hi Linda,

Your EA analysis of Gaga's orientation to relationships, and her sexuality, and the reasons for needing to repeat the relationship dynamic in this life is excellent. It is not as deep or as comprehensive as I know you have the capacity to do. Yet it was excellent EA reasoning nonetheless.

Here is what stood out for me:

"Desires for like-minded friends and lovers who would resonate with her own Soul attracted a high turnover of magnetic sexual attractions of both sexes who were used for sex, then dumped (black widow) – she was used by others in this way also.  This limitless freedom drew parallel experiences of vindictiveness, betrayal, violence, abuse, and sudden bitter endings leading inevitably to the cumulative effect of her Soul suffering trauma and displaced emotions, Moon Scorpio 12th, Lucifer t-squ Nodes, making it evolutionarily necessary to re-live key relationships from the past so as to restore overall balance and stability, Venus conj NN, NNs Venus/Mars/SN Chiron conjunct NN 5th, Mars/Cap 1st rules Venus."

and............

"Relationships that had suddenly ended in shock and rage, due to her hurting others, or they hurting her, or where one partner did not think the relationship was over, meant they would meet again in this lifetime to work through whatever their Souls had decided together for their respective evolutionary intentions, NNs Venus/Mars conj NN/Lilith.  The next evolutionary step in this lifetime for many of her relationships will be to forgive each other for whatever happened in the past, and to realize that even though they both had been greatly hurt, that love is still operating, and this will lead to the healing of wounds from the past.  Self-reliance and working to actualize her own unique essence, will put her needs in the correct perspective in relation to partners, 7th house polarity, while the lines of communication with partners will be kept open and honest, Chiron ruled by Mercury Pisces 3rd."

and.....

"Her Soul carries a type of hysteria or rage as a result of patriarchal persecution and judgment, Mars/Neptune Cap 1st, and living in an unnatural reality where natural law has been/continues to be violated, 2nd house planetary SNs Cap/Aqu.  The agonizing pain of having suppressed this deep wound within her unconscious, and stored within her physical body, trickles out by way of passive/aggressive reactions, and sudden unleashings of wrath and fury at restrictions of any kind, including a fear of commitment, Mars conj Neptune, Venus gibbous opp Pluto, SNs Mars/Uranus Sag 1st.  Other reasons for this hysteria and rage stem from being sexually violated while living in communal cultures, accounting for a deep-seated mistrust of others, SN Uranus/Mars 1st, Venus squ Lucifer, Moon Scorpio 12th, Chiron 7th, or from experiences of cataclysmic events where she and her group starved due to famine, or did not survive a cataclysm, planetary SNs 2nd, Saturn Sag 1st, SN Uranus 1st, NN Taurus opp Pluto."

and...........

"Pluto is powerful in its own sign, and the intensity is so extreme that finding the right partner to deal with all of that intensity and constant movement could be difficult.  This condition is created by her Soul in order to find relationships that will be based on independence, self-reliance and self-sufficiency, and not addictive compulsion to be together, Venus conj NN Taurus 5th.  Sorting through the complexity and intensity of her life, she will keep revisiting a relatively new perspective:  that simplicity is the essence of life, which is contrary to her past or to-date (NN Taurus).  The simplicity and joy of love could mean her Heart getting hurt, but this will only motivate her to find new ways to express her love nature (Venus ruled by Mars Cap 1st)."

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God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Oct 11, 2011, 09:15 AM
Hi Mirta,

Your EA analysis of Gaga's orientation to relationships, and the need to repeat those relationship dynamics is correct and excellent. Your understanding of her sexual dynamics is correct with the exception that she has not suppressed her sexual desires or instincts in any way. Please read what the others have said about her sexuality in order to understand why she has not suppressed her her sexual instincts.

You asked the following questions:

"But I wonder if is this square between Saturn in 1st and Jupiter also reflects the natural guilt regarding her individualistic approach to relationships in his evolution process towards an individual though embracing and caring way of relating."

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This guilt is reflected in her duplicity with others as Gonzalo has demonstrated in his extensive analysis of that duplicity: Saturn in opposition to her Chiron in Gemini in the 7th, and both being squared by her Jupiter,  Mercury, and the S.Node of Mercury.

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Here is what stood out for me:

"Some observations on LADY GAGA, INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS evolving through that (Venus NN conjunct  PPP conjunct R.L. and Amazone NN). In addition, being Venus in FQP to Mars (its ruler), until now the Soul has been learning basically to relate to itself and developing courage to stand apart and asserting his individuality and subjectivity. But because of past abandon and trust wounds and the crisis inherent to this face, she has been experiencing the fear of being in relationships, specifically intimate ones, fearing the loss of its sense of individuality.

It looks like in this lifetime she is being able to realize that the individuality that has been established will not be lost, and that she can nurture herself as well as her intimate relationships  (Venus conjunct NN , Mars and Venus NN in NP conjunction that are conjunct R.L. and Amazone NN in Taurus; in a Grand Trine with Mars conj Neptune in 1st  and Ceres; and semisquare Jupiter and Vesta in Pisces as a kind of intermediation between the integrity they reflect and  the duality light/ darkness of Chiron in Gemini in 7th  ). Being part of the Grand Trine via its conjunction to NN, and a progressive link between the past wounds and the future (conjunction NN and PPP), Venus is actualizing its function of uniting inwardly discordant aspects of her personality.

However, we see much individuality in the former lifetimes, perhaps not much dedication to intimate relationships because of preserving freedom and individuality, or for dedication to collective or group causes. There may be natural guilt for the trauma created  because of that ( 5th house and Venus ruler Mars in Cap in 1rst house conjunct Uranus [Venus SN ruler]) or/and for not having been present in relationships, even abandoning ( Moon in Scorpio in 12th semisquare Mars conjunct Neptune in Cap, ruled by Pluto in Scorpio in 11th conjunct SN)."

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God Bless, Rad



Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Oct 11, 2011, 09:21 AM
Hi Ari,

Your EA analysis of the questions I asked of you were excellent and well reasoned.

Here is what stood out for me:

"The core EA intention for this soul has been to throw off all conditioning factors that prevent her from actualizing her innate individuality. A part of this process has been linked to intense sexual encounters in which she sought intense emotional/sexual stimulation. The reason for this is because of the desire to die, to evolve beyond her own limitations linked to past experiences in which she has in some way chosen to control and repress her sexual urges, and thus has not fully accessed the depth of her inner emotional reality, the basis of which has often been the need to survive. This is signified by the south nodes of Jupiter Pluto and Saturn all in Capricorn in the second house in a first quarter square to the south node which is ruled by Pluto on the sn.

As a result of this need to break free, she has attracted traumatic events into her life that were often through intense sexual exchange, and the way she has dealt with the trauma has been by keeping it inside, holding it within and remaining autonomous (Capricorn second house and first house).

The need for chaos itself is symbolized by Capricorn, in Particular the second house and the sn's being ruled by Saturn in the first along with Mars and its sn conjunct Neptune in Capricorn in the first. She has often resorted to sexuality as a means to survive. She has a history with the sacred role of the sexual initiate as symbolized by Vesta in Aquarius in the second house squaring the nodes, which of course has been distorted over the years. The connection with the Capricorn signatures here implies the intensity through which this soul has internalized patriarchal conditioning around sexuality.

The hysteria itself is indicated by the need to loose control linked with having attracted into her life, consciously and unconsciously (Pluto) various experiences that pushed the limit (11th house) of her identity - through intense emotional and sexual trauma. On a cyclic basis given the 8th house north nodes which is ruled by the Moon, this means she would would enter into a state of deep uncontrolable emotional hysteria. The psychology of victimization and intense emotional need would come through. There would be absolutely no self censoring of this.

The Mars Neptune in Capricorn, especially given the nature of the balsamic phase and the fact of the sn of Mars being right there as well, points to a lot of anger and a strong need to assert her own individuality linked with that anger. This is because of all the ways she has been limited and has suppressed her self in the past. And so, in combination with the sn Pluto and its square to the second house Capricorn, all ruled by Saturn which is forming a T square with Chiron in Gemini in the 7th, points to a strong karmic pattern for this soul having been a really crappy listener in relationships. She has been deeply consumed with her own intense emotional needs, and fulfilling them that she has often asserted her own agenda onto her partners - lacking in the ability to listen. The rulers of Saturn and Chiron are Mercury and Jupiter conjunct in Pisces in the 3rd created that T square. These planets are ruled by Neptune in the first which leads us back to Saturn, its ruler.

This correlates to a soul that has spoken when it wasn't her turn, has been a reactive listener, and has thrusted her own motivations and will into her relationships. Within her soul is a deep need for intimacy, sharing, connection and an equal exchange of dialog and ideas with other souls, however based on her own unresolved emotional dynamics, she has consistatly gone to extreemes in her relartionships of being in control and in some ways manipulative through her use on control, and whenever she would reach a state of intense emotional/sexual stimulation, she would enter into a hysteria linked to profound abandonment and trauma that she has not dealt with. During such episodes her pattern would have been to project onto her partner all the psychological material that is emanating from her individuated unconscious. Projections as well as demands and needs that her partners simply cannot meet.  All of this is also the specific cause of the inner guilt that she carries - that along with having attracted sexual and traumatic experiences that were violative in its very nature, yet having been deeply compelled to participate in it based on the need to create intensity in order to evolve beyond her limitations and break from from past conditioning and trauma. This has hurt herself as well as other people.

The Chiron Pluto inconjunct which loosely forms a yod with Neptune with Saturn at the apex, simply points to the nature of this crisis within the soul. With Chiron at the top the dilemma is her need for balanced relationship and a core wounding within her soul that may project a story like "I am not capable of being met. No one can meet my actual needs. I am too wounded." Her own behavior and experiences in her relationships would in fact be a "proof" to the validity of her own wounding story.

The ea lesson for this soul is to first become conscious of the reality of these patterns, the intensity of her own hysteria and the effects that this has on other people. As she becomes more aware of how she has created trauma for others due to the intensity of her emotional outbursts, she will develop a more humble and compassionate self awareness that will lead her to seek healing at all costs. This will occur by way of reliving the various traumas and abandonments she has experienced in the past in a safe way. This is the nature of the Pluto sn relive condition as it relates to her personal relationships and unresolved hysteria. In order to relive this, she needs to feel incredibly safe and protected - Scorpio Moon in the 12th ruled by that Pluto and ruling the 8th house Cancer north nodes."

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God Bless, Rad



   


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Oct 11, 2011, 09:31 AM
Hi Ari, Linda, Cat, Mirta, Jason, Kristin, and Gonzalo,

Thank you all for making the efforts you have in our ongoing analysis of Lady Gaga. You are all demonstrating your correct understanding of the archetypes of EA. In total the analysis of each of you creates a comprehensive and correct understanding, for the most part, of Gaga's orientation to relationships, the karmic and evolutionary necessity of repeating this aspect of her life, and her sexual orientation and dynamics, and the reasons for this. Bravo to all of you. I would like each of you to read through the analysis of one another so as to see and understand the total picture of Gaga that you have made. If you have any questions please ask them now.

From here we can look into the various transits in her life from an EA point of view although her life has not been very long yet. So, necessarily, this part of our analysis will also be fairly brief. After we finish with this part I do have another in mind that I think would be very interesting to work with: Mother Teressa. 

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: cat777 on Oct 11, 2011, 05:59 PM
Hi Rad & All,

I've been re-reading all  of the posts from start to finish again and wow, what alot great information!  I notice some people use asteroids more, some less.  And then there is Chiron.  It's very apparent that these, as well as the planetary south nodes, can add quite a bit of information.  I'm not so sure I am ready to start using all of these symbols yet, but after reading the various Lady Gaga pieces, I'm more open to it then I was say two weeks ago. The planetary south nodes shouldn't be too difficult to start using, but with the exception of Chiron, I don't know one glyph from another in regard to the asteroids, let alone the archetypes.   


In regard to Chiron, I have the very bare bones understanding that it symbolizes one's greatest wound or where one can become "the wounded healer."  Very bare bones.  I have an old copy of Barbara Hand Clow's Chiron book that is now off the shelf and part of a pile of books I am working my way through.  I know this book was "thee book" on Chiron.  It was published back before there was much Chiron research.  Is it still the best source for grasping the archetype? 

Asteroids - I assume Dementra George is still the best source?

Any other suggestions? 

This is such a great experience. Looking forward to Mother Teresa.  I bet that will be an eye opening experience  somehow  :-)

Thanks again

cat



Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Oct 12, 2011, 06:27 AM
Hi Cat,

The best material on Chiron is of course Barbara Hand Clow. Rose Marcus who has been the teacher of EA in Canada, and will be lecturing at the JWG conference next month, is in the process of writing her own book on Chiron. It should be a dynamite book. As for the key asteroids you don't need to look further than Demetra George.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Gray on Oct 12, 2011, 11:04 AM
Hi Rad and group,

I am sorry to not have finished a post about Lady Gaga, but I don't think I had much to add to all the amazing work everyone has done, especially since Gonzalo spent time on duplicity with her and that was what I was thinking a lot about with regards to her chart and relationships. I had really ignored Lady Gaga as just another mainstream pop star so looking at her chart has really been eye opening to me as to what may be coming later on as she hits her Saturn return and everything else. I know very little about recent events with her even though she is a major celebrity so I'm not sure I am aware of the significance of recent transits for her beyond conjecture on my part about what those transits could mean, just because I simply don't know what's been happening with her!
I am very excited about the idea of working with Mother Teresa so if that topic is not too far off I think it would be best for me to finish reading what everyone has been contributing about Lady Gaga and then come in when you transition into Mother Teresa, if that is okay.

Thanks again Rad for teaching us in the exploratory fashion that you do, and everyone for all the hard work you have been putting into your posts.


Peace, Gray


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Oct 12, 2011, 11:52 AM
Hi Gray,

Well certainly hope you figure out a way to continue on with your work on this message board, as well as you new work schedule. It can of course be pretty tough when too many balls have to be juggled at the same time.

We should be starting with Mother Teressa fairly soon as the transiting subject for Gaga will be pretty short given her life has been pretty short too so far.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: cat777 on Oct 12, 2011, 05:31 PM
Hi Rad,

Thank you for the book info.  I read a few of Rose Marcus's posts on the board and have browsed her web site in the past.  Thank you for reminding me about her upcoming book as I will surely want it!

Thanks again for your time!

cat


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Oct 13, 2011, 07:53 AM
Hi Gray, Cat, Gonzalo, Linda, Mirta, Kristin, Jason, and Ari

I have been mulling over the idea of moving ahead with the natal chart of Mother Teressa instead of doing the transits for Lady Gaga because her life has been so short. My thinking is that since Mother Teressa has already lived and died, a long life, that it might be more efficient if we do her EA natal chart, and then, after that do all the transits to it over her entire lifetime. Her life if pretty well documented so that we would be able to use the various events in her life that would then be correlated with the relevant EA transits.

So I would like all of your own thoughts about moving ahead with Mother Teressa instead of doing the limited transits for Lady Gaga.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: cat777 on Oct 13, 2011, 08:04 AM
Hi Rad,

   Personally, I prefer moving on to Mother Teresa.  As you say, her life is complete and well documented so we are will probaably get more out of doing her transits than Lady Gaga who hasn't even had a Saturn Return  (grin)  and whose non-public life isn't as well documented.  I don't know much about Mother Teresa other than she "helped" people and was made a "Saint," but I have a hunch we are about to learn a lot more and end up questioning her sainthood.  I think I read a comment in some old post by you, I think, saying something about her not being all she is cracked up to be.  Sounds intriguing!

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Here we go:

"Was Ramana Maharshi in the 3rd Stage Spiritual on a par with Jesus or Mother Teresa? "

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Yes, he is in the 3rd Stage spiritual .. the middle of it. And, by the way, Mother Teresa was not evolved to this state. Her actual inner reality is very, very different than most would suspect.

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God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Linda on Oct 13, 2011, 03:37 PM
Hi Rad,

I think it's a great idea to move forwards in our journey of learning with Mother Teresa's EA natal chart and life-long transits.

MOTHER TERESA (26 August 1910 to 5 September 1997) was a Roman Catholic nun of Albanian ethnicity and Indian citizenship, who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India, in 1950. For over 45 years, she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity's expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries. Following her death, she was beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.


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To clarify any disambiguation of the name "Teresa:"  

Quote from "Essence of EA - Spiritual Stage"
Quote
And at the very end of evolution in this subdivision, the Soul will be remembered by countless others long after the physical life of the Soul is over – the nature of their life, and the teachings they represented. Examples of these types of Souls are ‘individuals’ like Jesus, Yogananda, Lao-Tzu, Buddha, Mohammed, Saint Teresa, and so on.

Rad, could you please clarify whether the Saint Teresa referred to in the above quote is Mother Teresa of Calcutta, or Saint Teresa of Avila ??

Thanks,
Linda


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: mirta on Oct 14, 2011, 06:18 AM
Hi Rad
Yes, I also think that Lady Gaga is very young while Mother Teresa's long and finished life will give us a better panorama in order to learning  evolutionary transits. It's also interesting to uncover her real motivations and desires.
Thanks for your continous concern with our best way of learning, and for asking.
God Bless
Mirta


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Oct 14, 2011, 06:47 AM
Hi Linda,

That quote refers to Saint Teresa of Avila.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Kristin on Oct 14, 2011, 10:17 AM
Hi Rad and group,

I too am ready to explore together the life and Soul of Mother Theresa.
Rad thanks again for your feedback and guidance in the Gaga thread..it was yet another deep learning experience.

Peace,
Kristin


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Gonzalo on Oct 14, 2011, 12:40 PM
Hi Rad, and practice group ...

Its ok for me if we move on to Mother Teresa. Hope it will be fine if I still post some question about Gaga ....

Thanks so much for the continued guidance

God Bless,

Gonzalo


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: ari moshe on Oct 14, 2011, 04:36 PM
Hi Rad, that sounds good to me.

Cat, another great book on Chiron that is not very well known is called "Chiron: the wisdom of a broken open heart" by Adam gainsburg. It does not contain very much astrological content - its mostly about the nature of Chiron itself. I feel the astrology presented is very clear though. His teachings to me very close to ea.
with love,
am


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: cat777 on Oct 14, 2011, 06:28 PM
Hi Ari,

Thanks for the book suggestion!  I appreciate it!

cat

ps - maybe we should start a thread in the "Misc" section with a list of EA books and other books that supplement an understanding of EA?????


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Oct 15, 2011, 11:31 AM
Hi Ari, Gonzalo, Linda, Kristin, Cat, Mirta, Gray, and Jason,

We can begin our journey of doing the EA of Mother Teressa. You will see that I have posted a biography from Wikipedia, and another one as well. I have also posted a page that has links to YouTube in which you can hear and see her in her own words. And, lastly, a timeline of key events in her life. I would like you to not only read her biography, but to watch the YouTube videos so that you can make your own correlations and observations about her. From my point of view, she is in the 1st Stage Spiritual.

Below is her chart. In the beginning our our analysis of her natal chart I would like you to try to follow the EA methodology as closely as you can. Start with natal Pluto, then to the S.Node of the Moon, then to it's planetary ruler by house and sign, then to Pluto's polarity point, then to the N.Node of the Moon, and then to it's planetary ruler. Of course you are free to bring in any other symbols in her chart that are reflected in these core evolutionary issues for her.

If you have any questions please ask them now.


God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Oct 15, 2011, 11:33 AM
Biography's for Mother Teressa

Mother Teresa
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Mother Teresa
Religion    Catholic
Order    Sisters of Loreto (1928–1950)
Missionaries of Charity (1950–1997)
Personal
Nationality    Indian
Born    Agnes Gonxhe Bojaxhiu
August 26, 1910
Üsküb, Kosovo Vilayet, Ottoman Empire
Died    

September 5, 1997 (aged 87)
Calcutta, India
Signature of Mother Teresa.svg
Signature of Mother Teresa
Senior posting
Title    Superior General
Period in office    1950–1997
Successor    Nirmala Joshi

Mother Teresa (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu[1] (pronounced [aɡˈnɛs ˈɡɔndʒa bɔjaˈdʒiu]), was a Roman Catholic nun of Albanian[2][3] ethnicity and Indian citizenship,[4] who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India, in 1950. For over 45 years, she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity's expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries. Following her death, she was beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.[5][6]

In the 1970s, she became well-known internationally for her humanitarian work and advocacy for the rights of the poor and helpless. Malcolm Muggeridge documented this favourably and wrote a book Something Beautiful for God. Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity continued to grow during her life-time, and at the time of her death, had 610 missions in 123 countries, including hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis, soup kitchens, children's and family counselling programs, orphanages, and schools. Governments, charity organisations and prominent individuals have been inspired by her work. She received numerous awards, including the Indian government's Bharat Ratna (1980) and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. She remains, on the whole, one of the most admired figures in recent history, with even such religiously indifferent figures as Scott Adams and Dave Barry using her as an archetype of virtue.[7][8] In 2010 on the 100th anniversary of her birth, she was honoured around the world, and her work praised by Indian President Pratibha Patil.[9] Mother Teresa's philosophy and implementation have faced some criticism. Catholic newspaper editor David Scott wrote that Mother Teresa limited herself to keeping people alive rather than tackling poverty itself.[10]
Contents

    1 Early life
    2 Missionaries of Charity
    3 International charity
    4 Declining health and death
    5 Recognition and reception
        5.1 In India
        5.2 In the rest of the world
        5.3 Criticism
    6 Spiritual life
    7 Miracle and beatification
    8 Legacy and depictions in popular culture
        8.1 Commemoration
        8.2 Film and literature
    9 See also
    10 Notes and references
    11 Further reading
    12 External links

Early life
Memorial House of Mother Teresa, in native Skopje.
Part of a series on
Christianity
in India
Christianity in India
Background

    Nasrani
    St. Thomas Christians
    Ancient Crosses of India
    Synod of Diamper
    Coonan Cross Oath

People

    St. Thomas the Apostle
    St. Francis Xavier
    St. Gonsalo Garcia
    Devasahayam Pillai
    St. Alphonsa Muttathupadam
    Thomas of Cana
    Mother Teresa
    Palackal Thoma Malpan
    Mar Augustine Kandathil
    Mar Sapor and Prodh
    Marthoma Metrans
    St. Gregorios of Parumala
    St. Baselios Eldho
    Fr. Kuriakose Elias Chavara
    Fr. Varghese Payapilly Palakkappilly
    Mgr. Joseph C. Panjikaran
    St. Geevarghese
    Mar Dionysius
    William Carey

Churches

    St. Thomas Christians:
    Malankara (historical)
    Chaldean Syrian
    Jacobite Syrian
    Malankara Orthodox Syrian
    Malabar Independent Syrian
    Mar Thoma
    St. Thomas Evangelical
    Syro-Malabar Catholic
    Syro-Malankara Catholic

    Latin Rite:
    Latin Catholic

    Protestant denominations:
    Andhra Evangelical Lutheran
    Church of North India
    Church of South India
    Garo Baptist
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Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu (gonxha meaning "rosebud" or "little flower" in Albanian) was born on 26 August 1910, in Üsküb, Ottoman Empire (now Skopje, capital of the Republic of Macedonia). Although she was born on 26 August, she considered 27 August, the day she was baptized, to be her "true birthday".[11] She was the youngest of the children of a family from Shkodër, Albania, born to Nikollë and Drana Bojaxhiu.[12] Her father, who was involved in Albanian politics, died in 1919 when she was eight years old.[13] After her father's death, her mother raised her as a Roman Catholic. Her father, Nikollë Bojaxhiu (his name means 'painter') was of Kosovar Albanian origin possibly stemming from Prizren, Kosovo[a] while her mother's origin was possibly from a village near Đakovica, Kosovo.[14]

According to a biography by Joan Graff Clucas, in her early years Agnes was fascinated by stories of the lives of missionaries and their service in Bengal, and by age 12 was convinced that she should commit herself to a religious life.[15] Her final resolution was taken on August 15, 1928, while praying at the shrine of the Black Madonna of Letnice, where she often went on pilgrimage.[16]

She left home at age 18 to join the Sisters of Loreto as a missionary. She never again saw her mother or sister.[17]

Agnes initially went to the Loreto Abbey in Rathfarnham, Ireland, to learn English, the language the Sisters of Loreto used to teach school children in India.[18] She arrived in India in 1929, and began her novitiate in Darjeeling, near the Himalayan mountains,[19] where she learnt Bengali and taught at the St. Teresa’s School, a schoolhouse close to her convent.[20] She took her first religious vows as a nun on 24 May 1931. At that time she chose to be named after Thérèse de Lisieux, the patron saint of missionaries,[21][22] but because one nun in the convent had already chosen that name, Agnes opted for the Spanish spelling Teresa.[23]

She took her solemn vows on 14 May 1937, while serving as a teacher at the Loreto convent school in Entally, eastern Calcutta.[2][24] Teresa served there for almost twenty years and in 1944 was appointed headmistress.[25]

Although Teresa enjoyed teaching at the school, she was increasingly disturbed by the poverty surrounding her in Calcutta.[26] The Bengal famine of 1943 brought misery and death to the city; and the outbreak of Hindu/Muslim violence in August 1946 plunged the city into despair and horror.[27]
Missionaries of Charity
Main article: Missionaries of Charity
Missionaries of charity with the traditional sari.

On 10 September 1946, Teresa experienced what she later described as "the call within the call" while traveling by train to the Loreto convent in Darjeeling from Calcutta for her annual retreat. "I was to leave the convent and help the poor while living among them. It was an order. To fail would have been to break the faith."[28] As one author later noted, "Though no one knew it at the time, Sister Teresa had just become Mother Teresa".[29]

She began her missionary work with the poor in 1948, replacing her traditional Loreto habit with a simple white cotton sari decorated with a blue border. Mother Teresa adopted Indian citizenship, spent a few months in Patna to receive a basic medical training in the Holy Family Hospital and then ventured out into the slums.[30][31] Initially she started a school in Motijhil (Calcutta); soon she started tending to the needs of the destitute and starving.[32] In the beginning of 1949 she was joined in her effort by a group of young women and laid the foundations to create a new religious community helping the "poorest among the poor".

Her efforts quickly caught the attention of Indian officials, including the prime minister, who expressed his appreciation.[33]

Teresa wrote in her diary that her first year was fraught with difficulties. She had no income and had to resort to begging for food and supplies. Teresa experienced doubt, loneliness and the temptation to return to the comfort of convent life during these early months. She wrote in her diary:

    Our Lord wants me to be a free nun covered with the poverty of the cross. Today I learned a good lesson. The poverty of the poor must be so hard for them. While looking for a home I walked and walked till my arms and legs ached. I thought how much they must ache in body and soul, looking for a home, food and health. Then the comfort of Loreto [her former order] came to tempt me. 'You have only to say the word and all that will be yours again,' the Tempter kept on saying ... Of free choice, my God, and out of love for you, I desire to remain and do whatever be your Holy will in my regard. I did not let a single tear come.[34]

Teresa received Vatican permission on 7 October 1950 to start the diocesan congregation that would become the Missionaries of Charity.[35] Its mission was to care for, in her own words, "the hungry, the naked, the homeless, the crippled, the blind, the lepers, all those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared for throughout society, people that have become a burden to the society and are shunned by everyone."

It began as a small order with 13 members in Calcutta; today it has more than 4,000 nuns running orphanages, AIDS hospices and charity centers worldwide, and caring for refugees, the blind, disabled, aged, alcoholics, the poor and homeless, and victims of floods, epidemics, and famine.[36]

In 1952 Mother Teresa opened the first Home for the Dying in space made available by the city of Calcutta. With the help of Indian officials she converted an abandoned Hindu temple into the Kalighat Home for the Dying, a free hospice for the poor. She renamed it Kalighat, the Home of the Pure Heart (Nirmal Hriday).[37] Those brought to the home received medical attention and were afforded the opportunity to die with dignity, according to the rituals of their faith; Muslims were read the Quran, Hindus received water from the Ganges, and Catholics received the Last Rites.[38] "A beautiful death," she said, "is for people who lived like animals to die like angels—loved and wanted."[38]

Mother Teresa soon opened a home for those suffering from Hansen's disease, commonly known as leprosy, and called the hospice Shanti Nagar (City of Peace).[39] The Missionaries of Charity also established several leprosy outreach clinics throughout Calcutta, providing medication, bandages and food.

As the Missionaries of Charity took in increasing numbers of lost children, Mother Teresa felt the need to create a home for them. In 1955 she opened the Nirmala Shishu Bhavan, the Children's Home of the Immaculate Heart, as a haven for orphans and homeless youth.[40]

The order soon began to attract both recruits and charitable donations, and by the 1960s had opened hospices, orphanages and leper houses all over India. Mother Teresa then expanded the order throughout the globe. Its first house outside India opened in Venezuela in 1965 with five sisters.[41] Others followed in Rome, Tanzania, and Austria in 1968; during the 1970s the order opened houses and foundations in dozens of countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and the United States.[42]

The Missionaries of Charity Brothers was founded in 1963, and a contemplative branch of the Sisters followed in 1976. Lay Catholics and non-Catholics were enrolled in the Co-Workers of Mother Teresa, the Sick and Suffering Co-Workers, and the Lay Missionaries of Charity. In answer to the requests of many priests, in 1981 Mother Teresa also began the Corpus Christi Movement for Priests,[43] and in 1984 founded with Fr. Joseph Langford the Missionaries of Charity Fathers[44] to combine the vocational aims of the Missionaries of Charity with the resources of the ministerial priesthood. By 2007 the Missionaries of Charity numbered approximately 450 brothers and 5,000 nuns worldwide, operating 600 missions, schools and shelters in 120 countries.[45]

International charity

In 1982, at the height of the Siege of Beirut, Mother Teresa rescued 37 children trapped in a front line hospital by brokering a temporary cease-fire between the Israeli army and Palestinian guerrillas.[46] Accompanied by Red Cross workers, she traveled through the war zone to the devastated hospital to evacuate the young patients.[47]

When Eastern Europe experienced increased openness in the late 1980s, she expanded her efforts to Communist countries that had previously rejected the Missionaries of Charity, embarking on dozens of projects. She was undeterred by criticism about her firm stand against abortion and divorce stating, "No matter who says what, you should accept it with a smile and do your own work." She visited the Soviet republic of Armenia following the 1988 Spitak earthquake, and met with Nikolai Ryzhkov, the Chairman of the Council of Ministers.

Mother Teresa traveled to assist and minister to the hungry in Ethiopia, radiation victims at Chernobyl, and earthquake victims in Armenia.[48][49][50] In 1991, Mother Teresa returned for the first time to her homeland and opened a Missionaries of Charity Brothers home in Tirana, Albania.

By 1996, she was operating 517 missions in more than 100 countries.[51] Over the years, Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity grew from twelve to thousands serving the "poorest of the poor" in 450 centers around the world. The first Missionaries of Charity home in the United States was established in the South Bronx, New York; by 1984 the order operated 19 establishments throughout the country.[52]


Declining health and death

Mother Teresa suffered a heart attack in Rome in 1983, while visiting Pope John Paul II. After a second attack in 1989, she received an artificial pacemaker. In 1991, after a battle with pneumonia while in Mexico, she suffered further heart problems. She offered to resign her position as head of the Missionaries of Charity. But the nuns of the order, in a secret ballot, voted for her to stay. Mother Teresa agreed to continue her work as head of the order.

In April 1996, Mother Teresa fell and broke her collar bone. In August she suffered from malaria and failure of the left heart ventricle. She had heart surgery but it was clear that her health was declining. She was treated at a California hospital, too, and this has led to some criticism.[53] The Archbishop of Calcutta, Henry Sebastian D'Souza, said he ordered a priest to perform an exorcism on Mother Teresa with her permission when she was first hospitalized with cardiac problems because he thought she may be under attack by the devil.[54]

On 13 March 1997, she stepped down from the head of Missionaries of Charity. She died on 5 September 1997.

At the time of her death, Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity had over 4,000 sisters, and an associated brotherhood of 300 members, operating 610 missions in 123 countries.[citation needed] These included hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis, soup kitchens, children's and family counseling programs, personal helpers, orphanages, and schools. The Missionaries of Charity were also aided by Co-Workers, who numbered over 1 million by the 1990s.[55]

Mother Teresa lay in repose in St Thomas, Kolkata for one week prior to her funeral, in September 1997. She was granted a state funeral by the Indian government in gratitude for her services to the poor of all religions in India.[56]

Recognition and reception In India

Mother Teresa had first been recognised by the Indian government more than a third of a century earlier when she was awarded the Padma Shri in 1962 and the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding in 1969.[57] She continued to receive major Indian rewards in successive decades including, in 1972, in 1980, India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna.[58]

Her official biography was authored by an Indian civil servant, Navin Chawla, and published in 1992.[59]

On 28 Aug 2010, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of her birth, the government of India issued a special 5 Rupee coin, being the sum she first arrived in India with. President Pratibha Patil said of Mother Teresa, "Clad in a white sari with a blue border, she and the sisters of Missionaries of Charity became a symbol of hope to many - the aged, the destitute, the unemployed, the diseased, the terminally ill, and those abandoned by their families."[9]

In the rest of the world

President Ronald Reagan presents Mother Teresa with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a White House ceremony, 1985

In 1962, Mother Teresa received the Philippines-based Ramon Magsaysay Award for International Understanding, given for work in South or East Asia. The citation said that "the Board of Trustees recognizes her merciful cognizance of the abject poor of a foreign land, in whose service she has led a new congregation".[60] By the early 1970s, Mother Teresa had become an international celebrity. Her fame can be in large part attributed to the 1969 documentary Something Beautiful for God, which was filmed by Malcolm Muggeridge and his 1971 book of the same title. Muggeridge was undergoing a spiritual journey of his own at the time.[61] During the filming of the documentary, footage taken in poor lighting conditions, particularly the Home for the Dying, was thought unlikely to be of usable quality by the crew. After returning from India, however, the footage was found to be extremely well lit. Muggeridge claimed this was a miracle of "divine light" from Mother Teresa herself.[62] Others in the crew thought it was due to a new type of ultra-sensitive Kodak film.[63] Muggeridge later converted to Catholicism.

Around this time, the Catholic world began to honor Mother Teresa publicly. In 1971, Paul VI awarded her the first Pope John XXIII Peace Prize, commending her for her work with the poor, display of Christian charity and efforts for peace.[64] She later received the Pacem in Terris Award (1976).[65] Since her death, Mother Teresa has progressed rapidly along the steps towards sainthood, currently having reached the stage of having been beatified.

Mother Teresa was honoured by both governments and civilian organizations. She was appointed an honorary Companion of the Order of Australia in 1982, "for service to the community of Australia and humanity at large".[66] The United Kingdom and the United States each repeatedly granted awards, culminating in the Order of Merit in 1983, and honorary citizenship of the United States received on 16 November 1996. Mother Teresa's Albanian homeland granted her the Golden Honour of the Nation in 1994.[58] Her acceptance of this and another honour granted by the Haitian government proved controversial. Mother Teresa attracted criticism from a number of people for implicitly giving support to the Duvaliers and to corrupt businessmen such as Charles Keating and Robert Maxwell. In Keating's case she wrote to the judge of his trial asking for clemency to be shown.[67][58]

Universities in both the West and in India granted her honorary degrees.[58] Other civilian awards include the Balzan Prize for promoting humanity, peace and brotherhood among peoples (1978),[68] and the Albert Schweitzer International Prize (1975).[69]

In 1979, Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, "for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitutes a threat to peace." She refused the conventional ceremonial banquet given to laureates, and asked that the $192,000 funds be given to the poor in India,[70] stating that earthly rewards were important only if they helped her help the world's needy. When Mother Teresa received the prize, she was asked, "What can we do to promote world peace?" She answered "Go home and love your family." Building on this theme in her Nobel Lecture, she said: "Around the world, not only in the poor countries, but I found the poverty of the West so much more difficult to remove. When I pick up a person from the street, hungry, I give him a plate of rice, a piece of bread, I have satisfied. I have removed that hunger. But a person that is shut out, that feels unwanted, unloved, terrified, the person that has been thrown out from society—that poverty is so hurtable [sic] and so much, and I find that very difficult." She also singled out abortion as 'the greatest destroyer of peace in the world'.[71]

Her death was mourned in both secular and religious communities. In tribute, Nawaz Sharif, the Prime Minister of Pakistan said that she was "a rare and unique individual who lived long for higher purposes. Her life-long devotion to the care of the poor, the sick, and the disadvantaged was one of the highest examples of service to our humanity."[72] The former U.N. Secretary-General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar said: "She is the United Nations. She is peace in the world."[72] During her lifetime, Mother Teresa was named 18 times in the yearly Gallup's most admired man and woman poll as one of the ten women around the world that Americans admired most, finishing first several times in the 1980s and 1990s.[73] In 1999, a poll of Americans ranked her first in Gallup's List of Most Widely Admired People of the 20th Century.[74] In that survey, she out-polled all other volunteered answers by a wide margin, and was in first place in all major demographic categories except the very young.[74][75]
Criticism

Indian views on Mother Teresa were not uniformly favourable. Her critic Aroup Chatterjee, who was born and raised in Calcutta but lived in London, reports that "she was not a significant entity in Calcutta in her lifetime". Chatterjee blames Mother Teresa for promoting a negative image of his home city.[76] Her presence and profile grated in parts of the Indian political world, as she often opposed the Hindu Right. The Bharatiya Janata Party clashed with her over the Christian Dalits, but praised her in death, sending a representative to her funeral. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad, on the other hand, opposed the government's decision to grant her a state funeral. Its secretary Giriraj Kishore said that "her first duty was to the Church and social service was incidental" and accused her of favouring Christians and conducting "secret baptisms" of the dying.[77][78] But, in its front page tribute, the Indian fortnightly Frontline dismissed these charges as "patently false" and said that they had "made no impact on the public perception of her work, especially in Calcutta". Although praising her "selfless caring", energy and bravery, the author of the tribute was critical of Mother Teresa's public campaigning against abortion and that she claimed to be non-political when doing so.[58]

Towards the end of her life, Mother Teresa attracted some negative attention in the Western media. The journalist Christopher Hitchens has been one of her most active critics. He was commissioned to co-write and narrate the documentary Hell's Angel about her for the British Channel 4 after Aroup Chatterjee encouraged the making of such a program, although Chatterjee was unhappy with the "sensationalist approach" of the final product.[76] Hitchens expanded his criticism in a 1995 book, The Missionary Position.[79]

Chatterjee writes that while she was alive Mother Teresa and her official biographers refused to collaborate with his own investigations and that she failed to defend herself against critical coverage in the Western press. He gives as examples a report in The Guardian in Britain whose "stringent (and quite detailed) attack on conditions in her orphanages ... [include] charges of gross neglect and physical and emotional abuse",[80] and another documentary Mother Teresa: Time for Change? broadcast in several European countries.[76]

The German magazine Stern published a critical article on the first anniversary of Mother Teresa's death. This concerned allegations regarding financial matters and the spending of donations. The medical press has also published criticism of her, arising from very different outlooks and priorities on patients' needs.[67] Other critics include prominent marxist, Tariq Ali, a member of the editorial committee of the New Left Review, and the Irish investigative journalist Donal MacIntyre.[79]

She has also been criticized for her view on suffering. She felt that suffering would bring people closer to Jesus.[81] Sanal Edamaruku, President of Rationalist International , criticised the failure to give pain killers, writing that in her Homes for the Dying, one could "hear the screams of people having maggots tweezered from their open wounds without pain relief. On principle, strong painkillers are even in hard cases not given. According to Mother Teresa's bizarre philosophy, it is 'the most beautiful gift for a person that he can participate in the sufferings of Christ'."[82]

The quality of care offered to terminally ill patients in the Homes for the Dying has been criticised in the medical press. The Lancet and the British Medical Journal reported the reuse of hypodermic needles, poor living conditions, including the use of cold baths for all patients, and an approach to illness and suffering that precluded the use of many elements of modern medical care, such as systematic diagnosis.[67] Dr. Robin Fox, editor of The Lancet, described the medical care as "haphazard", as volunteers without medical knowledge had to take decisions about patient care, because of the lack of doctors. He observed that her order did not distinguish between curable and incurable patients, so that people who could otherwise survive would be at risk of dying from infections and lack of treatment.[83]

Colette Livermore, a former Missionary of Charity, describes her reasons for leaving the order in her book Hope Endures: Leaving Mother Teresa, Losing Faith, and Searching for Meaning. Livermore found what she called Mother Teresa's "theology of suffering" to be flawed, despite being a good and courageous person. Though Mother Teresa instructed her followers on the importance of spreading the Gospel through actions rather than theological lessons, Livermore could not reconcile this with some of the practices of the organization. Examples she gives include unnecessarily refusing to help the needy when they approached the nuns at the wrong time according to the prescribed schedule, discouraging nuns from seeking medical training to deal with the illnesses they encountered (with the justification that God empowers the weak and ignorant), and imposition of "unjust" punishments, such as being transferred away from friends. Livermore says that the Missionaries of Charity "infantilized" its nuns by prohibiting the reading of secular books and newspapers, and emphasizing obedience over independent thinking and problem-solving.[84]

Christopher Hitchens and the German magazine Stern have said Mother Teresa did not focus donated money on alleviating poverty or improving the conditions of her hospices, but on opening new convents and increasing missionary work.[85] Mother Teresa accepted donations from the autocratic and corrupt Duvalier family in Haiti and openly praised them. She also accepted 1.4 million dollars from Charles Keating, involved in the fraud and corruption scheme known as the Keating Five scandal and supported him before and after his arrest. The Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles, Paul Turley, wrote to Mother Teresa asking her to return the donated money to the people Keating had stolen from, one of whom was "a poor carpenter". The donated money was not accounted for, and Turley did not receive a reply.[86]

Spiritual life

Analyzing her deeds and achievements, John Paul II asked: "Where did Mother Teresa find the strength and perseverance to place herself completely at the service of others? She found it in prayer and in the silent contemplation of Jesus Christ, his Holy Face, his Sacred Heart."[87] Privately, Mother Teresa experienced doubts and struggles over her religious beliefs which lasted nearly fifty years until the end of her life, during which "she felt no presence of God whatsoever", "neither in her heart or in the eucharist" as put by her postulator Rev. Brian Kolodiejchuk.[88] Mother Teresa expressed grave doubts about God's existence and pain over her lack of faith:

    Where is my faith? Even deep down ... there is nothing but emptiness and darkness ... If there be God—please forgive me. When I try to raise my thoughts to Heaven, there is such convicting emptiness that those very thoughts return like sharp knives and hurt my very soul ... How painful is this unknown pain—I have no Faith. Repulsed, empty, no faith, no love, no zeal, ... What do I labor for? If there be no God, there can be no soul. If there be no soul then, Jesus, You also are not true.[89]

Plaque dedicated to Mother Teresa, Wenceslas Square, Olomouc, Czech Republic.

With reference to the above words, the Rev. Brian Kolodiejchuk, her postulator (the official responsible for gathering the evidence for her sanctification) indicated there was a risk that some might misinterpret her meaning, but her faith that God was working through her remained undiminished, and that while she pined for the lost sentiment of closeness with God, she did not question his existence.[90] and that she may have experienced something similar to what is believed of Jesus Christ when crucified who was heard to say "Eli Eli lama sabachthani?" which is translated to "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?" Many other saints had similar experiences of spiritual dryness, or what Catholics believe to be spiritual tests ("passive purifications"), such as Mother Teresa's namesake, St. Therese of Lisieux, who called it a "night of nothingness."[90] Contrary to the mistaken belief by some that the doubts she expressed would be an impediment to canonization, just the opposite is true; it is very consistent with the experience of canonized mystics.[90]

Mother Teresa described, after ten years of doubt, a short period of renewed faith. At the time of the death of Pope Pius XII in the fall of 1958, praying for him at a requiem mass, she said she had been relieved of "the long darkness: that strange suffering." However, five weeks later, she described returning to her difficulties in believing.[91]

Mother Teresa wrote many letters to her confessors and superiors over a 66-year period. She had asked that her letters be destroyed, concerned that "people will think more of me—less of Jesus."[61][92] However, despite this request, the correspondences have been compiled in Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light (Doubleday).[61][93] In one publicly released letter to a spiritual confidant, the Rev. Michael van der Peet, she wrote, "Jesus has a very special love for you. [But] as for me, the silence and the emptiness is so great, that I look and do not see,—Listen and do not hear—the tongue moves [in prayer] but does not speak ... I want you to pray for me—that I let Him have [a] free hand."

Many news outlets have referred to Mother Teresa's writings as an indication of a "crisis of faith."[94] Christopher Hitchens wrote: "So, which is the more striking: that the faithful should bravely confront the fact that one of their heroines all but lost her own faith, or that the Church should have gone on deploying, as an icon of favorable publicity, a confused old lady who it knew had for all practical purposes ceased to believe?"[91] However, others such as Brian Kolodiejchuk, Come Be My Light's editor, draw comparisons to the 16th century mystic St. John of the Cross, who coined the term the "dark night of the soul" to describe a particular stage in the growth of some spiritual masters.[61] The Vatican has indicated that the letters would not affect her path to sainthood.[95] In fact, the book is edited by the Rev. Brian Kolodiejchuk, her postulator.[61]

In his first encyclical Deus Caritas Est, Benedict XVI mentioned Teresa of Calcutta three times and he also used her life to clarify one of his main points of the encyclical. "In the example of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta we have a clear illustration of the fact that time devoted to God in prayer not only does not detract from effective and loving service to our neighbour but is in fact the inexhaustible source of that service."[96] Mother Teresa specified that "It is only by mental prayer and spiritual reading that we can cultivate the gift of prayer."[97]

Although there was no direct connection between Mother Teresa's order and the Franciscan orders, she was known as a great admirer of St. Francis of Assisi.[98] Accordingly, her influence and life show influences of Franciscan spirituality. The Sisters of Charity recite the peace prayer of St. Francis every morning during thanksgiving after Communion and many of the vows and emphasis of her ministry are similar.[98] St. Francis emphasized poverty, chastity, obedience and submission to Christ. He also devoted much of his own life to service of the poor, especially lepers in the area where he lived.

Miracle and beatification
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
Honored in    Roman Catholicism
Beatified    19 October 2003, St. Peter's Basilica, Rome by Pope John Paul II
Major shrine    Mother House of the Missionaries of Charity, Calcutta, India
Feast    5 September
Patronage    World Youth Day

After Mother Teresa's death in 1997, the Holy See began the process of beatification, the third step toward possible canonization. This process requires the documentation of a miracle performed from the intercession of Mother Teresa.

In 2002, the Vatican recognized as a miracle the healing of a tumor in the abdomen of an Indian woman, Monica Besra, after the application of a locket containing Mother Teresa's picture. Besra said that a beam of light emanated from the picture, curing the cancerous tumor. Critics—including some of Besra's medical staff and, initially, Besra's husband—insisted that conventional medical treatment had eradicated the tumor.[99] Dr. Ranjan Mustafi, who told The New York Times he had treated Besra, said that the cyst was not cancer at all but a cyst caused by tuberculosis. He insisted, "It was not a miracle.... She took medicines for nine months to one year."[100] According to Besra’s husband, “My wife was cured by the doctors and not by any miracle.”[101]

An opposing perspective of the claim is that Besra's medical records contain sonograms, prescriptions, and physicians' notes that could prove whether the cure was a miracle or not. Besra has claimed that Sister Betta of the Missionaries of Charity is holding them. The publication has received a "no comments" statement from Sister Betta. The officials at the Balurghat Hospital where Besra was seeking medical treatment have claimed that they are being pressured by the Catholic order to declare the cure a miracle.[102]

Christopher Hitchens was the only witness called by the Vatican to give evidence against Mother Teresa's beatification and canonization process,[103] because the Vatican had abolished the traditional "devil's advocate" role, which fulfilled a similar purpose.[104] Hitchens has argued that "her intention was not to help people," and he alleged that she lied to donors about the use of their contributions. “It was by talking to her that I discovered, and she assured me, that she wasn't working to alleviate poverty,” says Hitchens. “She was working to expand the number of Catholics. She said, ‘I'm not a social worker. I don't do it for this reason. I do it for Christ. I do it for the church.’”[105]

In the process of examining Teresa's suitability for beatification and canonization, the Roman Curia (the Vatican) pored over a great deal of documentation of published and unpublished criticism of her life and work. Vatican officials say Hitchens's allegations have been investigated by the agency charged with such matters, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and they found no obstacle to Mother Teresa's beatification. Because of the attacks she has received, some Catholic writers have called her a sign of contradiction.[106] The beatification of Mother Teresa took place on 19 October 2003, thereby bestowing on her the title "Blessed."[107]

A second miracle is required for her to proceed to canonization.
Legacy and depictions in popular culture


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another biography of Mother Teressa

Who Was Blessed Mother Teresa?

A short Mother Teresa biography, including information on her early years, her call to religious life and her work with the poorest of the poor in Calcutta.

The following is an excerpt from A Retreat With Mother Teresa and Damien of Molokai: Caring for Those Who Suffer, by Joan Guntzelman.

    Mother Teresa was always her own person, startlingly independent, obedient, yet challenging some preconceived notions and expectations. Her own life story includes many illustrations of her willingness to listen to and follow her own conscience, even when it seemed to contradict what was expected.

    This strong and independent woman was born Gonxha (Agnes) Bojaxhiu in Skopje, Yugoslavia, on August 27, 1910. Five children were born to Nikola and Dronda Bojaxhiu, yet only three survived. Gonxha was the youngest, with an older sister, Aga, and brother, Lazar. This brother describes the family's early years as "well-off," not the life of peasants reported inaccurately by some. "We lacked for nothing." In fact, the family lived in one of the two houses they owned.

    Nikola was a contractor, working with a partner in a successful construction business. He was also heavily involved in the politics of the day. Lazar tells of his father's rather sudden and shocking death, which may have been due to poisoning because of his political involvement. With this event, life changed overnight as their mother assumed total responsibility for the family, Aga, only 14, Lazar, 9, and Gonxha, 7.

    Though so much of her young life was centered in the Church, Mother Teresa later revealed that until she reached 18, she had never thought of being a nun. During her early years, however, she was fascinated with stories of missionary life and service. She could locate any number of missions on the map, and tell others of the service being given in each place.   

    Called to Religious Life

    At 18, Gonxha decided to follow the path that seems to have been unconsciously unfolding throughout her life. She chose the Loreto Sisters of Dublin, missionaries and educators founded in the 17th century to educate young girls.

    In 1928, the future Mother Teresa began her religious life in Ireland, far from her family and the life she'd known, never seeing her mother again in this life, speaking a language few understood. During this period a sister novice remembered her as "very small, quiet and shy," and another member of the congregation described her as "ordinary." Mother Teresa herself, even with the later decision to begin her own community of religious, continued to value her beginnings with the Loreto sisters and to maintain close ties. Unwavering commitment and self-discipline, always a part of her life and reinforced in her association with the Loreto sisters, seemed to stay with her throughout her life.

    One year later, in 1929, Gonxha was sent to Darjeeling to the novitiate of the Sisters of Loreto. In 1931, she made her first vows there, choosing the name of Teresa, honoring both saints of the same name, Teresa of Avila and Therese of Lisieux. In keeping with the usual procedures of the congregation and her deepest desires, it was time for the new Sister Teresa to begin her years of service to God's people. She was sent to St. Mary's, a high school for girls in a district of Calcutta.

    Here she began a career teaching history and geography, which she reportedly did with dedication and enjoyment for the next 15 years. It was in the protected environment of this school for the daughters of the wealthy that Teresa's new "vocation" developed and grew. This was the clear message, the invitation to her "second calling," that Teresa heard on that fateful day in 1946 when she traveled to Darjeeling for retreat.

    The Streets of Calcutta

    During the next two years, Teresa pursued every avenue to follow what she "never doubted" was the direction God was pointing her. She was "to give up even Loreto where I was very happy and to go out in the streets. I heard the call to give up all and follow Christ into the slums to serve him among the poorest of the poor."

    Technicalities and practicalities abounded. She had to be released formally, not from her perpetual vows, but from living within the convents of the Sisters of Loreto. She had to confront the Church's resistance to forming new religious communities, and receive permission from the Archbishop of Calcutta to serve the poor openly on the streets. She had to figure out how to live and work on the streets, without the safety and comfort of the convent. As for clothing, Teresa decided she would set aside the habit she had worn during her years as a Loreto sister and wear the ordinary dress of an Indian woman: a plain white sari and sandals.

    Teresa first went to Patna for a few months to prepare for her future work by taking a nursing course. In 1948 she received permission from Pius XII to leave her community and live as an independent nun. So back to Calcutta she went and found a small hovel to rent to begin her new undertaking.

    Wisely, she thought to start by teaching the children of the slums, an endeavor she knew well. Though she had no proper equipment, she made use of what was available—writing in the dirt. She strove to make the children of the poor literate, to teach them basic hygiene. As they grew to know her, she gradually began visiting the poor and ill in their families and others all crowded together in the surrounding squalid shacks, inquiring about their needs.

    Teresa found a never-ending stream of human needs in the poor she met, and frequently was exhausted. Despite the weariness of her days she never omitted her prayer, finding it the source of support, strength and blessing for all her ministry.

    A Movement Begins

    Teresa was not alone for long. Within a year, she found more help than she anticipated. Many seemed to have been waiting for her example to open their own floodgates of charity and compassion. Young women came to volunteer their services and later became the core of her Missionaries of Charity. Others offered food, clothing, the use of buildings, medical supplies and money. As support and assistance mushroomed, more and more services became possible to huge numbers of suffering people.

    From their birth in Calcutta, nourished by the faith, compassion and commitment of Mother Teresa, the Missionaries of Charity have grown like the mustard seed of the Scriptures. New vocations continue to come from all parts of the world, serving those in great need wherever they are found. Homes for the dying, refuges for the care and teaching of orphans and abandoned children, treatment centers and hospitals for those suffering from leprosy, centers and refuges for alcoholics, the aged and street people—the list is endless.

    Until her death in 1997, Mother Teresa continued her work among the poorest of the poor, depending on God for all of her needs. Honors too numerous to mention had come her way throughout the years, as the world stood astounded by her care for those usually deemed of little value. In her own eyes she was "God's pencil—a tiny bit of pencil with which he writes what he likes."

    Despite years of strenuous physical, emotional and spiritual work, Mother Teresa seemed unstoppable. Though frail and bent, with numerous ailments, she always returned to her work, to those who received her compassionate care for more than 50 years. Only months before her death, when she became too weak to manage the administrative work, she relinquished the position of head of her Missionaries of Charity. She knew the work would go on.

    Finally, on September 5, 1997, after finishing her dinner and prayers, her weakened heart gave her back to the God who was the very center of her life.


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Oct 15, 2011, 11:37 AM
Here are the links to various videos of Mother Teressa...

Mother Teresa: A Tribute

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0vz8cQ2FFY


Mother Teresa: How To Know God

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yFzCBIK-PY&feature=related


Mother Theresa On God's Mercy and Forgiveness

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkIjPPzm9Qc&feature=related

I Thirst

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCIe1U733t8&feature=related

Mother Theresa - Clean Heart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1Q3MREolTc&feature=related

Mother Teresa on Family Prayer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyg4_MoA7z8&feature=related

Mother Teresa - Questioning Faith

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep1C5Opcwbg&feature=related

Secret Life of Mother Teresa - Part 1

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VugmgdoNwas&feature=related

Secret Life of Mother Teresa - Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpMATDjbPaw&feature=related

Mother Teresa & her life

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NheoP14QON0&feature=related

Mother Teresa: The Legacy Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zqzpk8Z8-EE&feature=related

Mother Theresa Interview (1996) -- part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4X2OQa8_bg&feature=related

Mother Theresa Interview (1996) -- part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-3gDwk178E&feature=related

NOBEL MOTHER.teresa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD2yzb7rU3Y&feature=related

Mother Teresa Documentary {by Graphic Designer, Web Designer & Video Editor Akshay Gandhi,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oXwPcXpILk&feature=related

Mother Teresa ~ Revolution of Love.mpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYex8kpB-OY&feature=related

Mother Teresa conversations with Anita Figueredo and Linda Schaefer.mov

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUj1k3pvAPw&feature=related

U2 - Grace - Mother Teresa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAOn1PNAsCg&feature=related


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: cat777 on Oct 15, 2011, 12:39 PM
Hi Rad,

Technical question.  I ran her chart and have some differences from the chart you posted.  My program is placing Jupiter in the 9th House and Saturn in the 4th house.

I see the posted chart is based on her being born in Tel Aviv, Isreal. Wasn't she born in Skopje, Macedonia?

Thanks
cat


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Oct 15, 2011, 03:01 PM
Hi Cat,

Thanks for noticing my error. Correct now. One two many things in my fat head.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Oct 15, 2011, 03:05 PM
Mother Teresa Timeline Of Events

   
Famous as    Serving the poor and destitute
Born on    27 August 1910
Born in    Skopje, Macedonia
Died on    05 September 1997

Nationality    Albania
Works & Achievements    A Noble Peace Prize laureate, Mother Teresa helped the poor and destitute people living in the slums of Kolkata. The Roman Catholic Nun established center for AIDS patients in 1985 and founded Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta in 1969. Her selfless service is recognized worldwide today.

   
Mother Teresa - God's gift to humanity - dedicated a major part of her life to serve the poor and destitute. Born as an Albanian, getting an Indian nationality later on, she became the Mother of the sick, destitute as well as impoverished. The Roman Catholic nun was the founder of Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta in India. All through her life, Mother Teresa helped and served people suffering from various incurable diseases, affected by natural calamities and those unwanted by the society. Love, humanity and helping others selflessly were her reasons to live on Earth.

Childhood
Mother Teresa was the youngest child of Nikola and Drane Bojaxhiu and was originally named 'Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu Ans'. Agnes received her first communion at the age of five. From her childhood, she attended prayers and devoted herself in the worship of the Almighty. When Agnes was eight years old, her father died, because of which, the family faced financial crisis. Drane Bojaxhiu, then, assumed the dual role - of being a mother and a father - and helped her children develop a good character. Under the influence and guidance of her mother and a priest, Agnes decided to carry out missionary work.
 
Career
Agnes decided to become a Catholic nun, in order to do missionary work and spread the message of love and compassion in the world. In 1928, she became a Catholic nun and changed her name from Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu to Teresa. Later on, she joined the Irish order 'The Sisters of Loretto'. In order to carry out missionary work in India, she was sent to Calcutta on 6th January 1929, where she was appointed as a teacher at St. Mary's High School. Sister Teresa became Mother Teresa on 24th May 1937, when she made final Profession of Vows to become the ‘Spouse of Jesus for Eternity’. She continued to work as a teacher. In 1944, she was made the Principal of the school.
 
Service
Mother Teresa taught at St. Mary’s High School from 1931 to 1948. The condition of poor people outside the convent made such a deep impact on her that she decided to serve the destitute. In 1948, she was granted permission from her superiors to leave the convent school and take on the task of serving the poor slum dwellers in Calcutta. Although she had no funds, it was her determination that kept her going. With strong faith on the Divine Providence, she started an open-air school for slum children. Soon, she was joined by volunteer helpers. Financial assistance started pouring in. This made it possible for Mother Teresa to extend the scope of her social service.
 
Mother Teresa’s work was not limited to teaching the poor children; she also educated the adults. As she traveled across the slum areas of Calcutta, she noticed that there was a lack of basic facilities, such as hospitals and clinics, for the poor. Hence, she learnt some basic medication techniques and started giving treatment to those who could not afford medication. Her efforts influenced her former pupils to form a group known as ‘Missionaries of Charity’. The group soon started a facility wherein poor people, who were dying on the streets, were brought and taken care of. The service inspired people to join the noble cause and donate funds for the organization working under Mother Teresa.
 
Mother Teresa made use of the donations and thousands of missionaries who had joined her, for the establishment of several centers for poor and needy people across the world. In 1980, she started Homes for people with no one to look after them, people suffering from various incurable diseases, prostitutes, drug addicts and orphans. One of her most significant works was the establishment of center for AIDS patients in 1985, wherein thousands of patients were provided shelter. The Missionaries of Charity was officially recognized as an International Association, on March 29, 1969. By the beginning of 1990s, the number of co-workers had increased manifold and there were about a million of them, working in about 40 countries across the world.
 
Global Recognition
Mother Teresa’s service to humanity received worldwide recognition. She stood as the icon of peace, love and compassion. Her determination to serve the poor and needy fetched her about 124 prestigious awards, including 'Padmashree Award' (in 1962 from the President of India), 'John F. Kennedy International Award (1971), 'Bharat Ratna' , 'Order of Merit' from Queen Elizabeth, 'Nobel Peace Prize’ (1979), The Pope John XXIII Peace Prize', 'Medal of Freedom' (the highest US Civilian award) and many more.
 
Last Years Of Life
During the last years of her life, despite facing several health problems, Mother Teresa continued to serve the poor and needy and work for her Society and Church. By 1997, Mother Teresa’s Sisters numbered nearly 4000, working in about 610 foundations in 123 countries across the world. Her newly-elected successor was appointed the Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity, in March 1997. After meeting Pope John Paul II, she returned to Calcutta, where she spent her last weeks receiving visitors and giving instructions to her Sisters.
 
Death and Post Death
The death of Mother Teresa was a huge loss to humanity. She departed from this world, in Calcutta, on 5th September 1997, when she was 87 years old. On 19th October 2003, Pope John Paul II beatified Mother Teresa. The beatification, which took place in Rome, marked the first step of her sainthood.
Mother Teresa
   
Mother Teresa

Mother TeresaTimeline:

    Aug 27, 1910 - Born as Agnes Gionxhu Bejuxhiu ans in Skopje in the former Yugoslavia
    1928 - Becomes Roman Catholic Loretto nun and begins noviate training in Loretto Abbey, Dublin, Ireland, takes name Sister Teresa
    1929 - Arrives in Calcutta, India, becomes a teacher at St. Mary's High School
    1937 - Takes final vows as a nun
    1948 - Permitted to leave order and moves to slums to start school
    1948 - Transfers her citizenship from Yugoslavia to India. Left the convent to
    work alone in the slums. Receives medical training in Paris
    1950 - Founds the Missionaries of Charity
    1952 - Opens Nirmal Hriday ("Pure Heart"), home for the dying
    1953 - Opens orphanage
    1957 - Begins her work with lepers for which her order becomes well known around the world
    1958 - Order's first facility outside of Calcutta opens in Drachi, India
    1962 - Wins first prize for work among the poor: Padma Shri award
    1965 - The Catholic Church grants the order permission to organize missions outside of India
    1971 - Receives the Pope John XXIII Peace Prize and uses the $25,000 to build a leper colony
    1979 - Awarded Nobel Peace Prize for work with destitute and dying
    1982 - Persuades the Israelis and Palestinians to cease fire long enough to rescue 37 retarded children from Beirut
    1983 - Has heart attack while visiting Pope John Paul II
    1985 - Awarded ‘Medal of Freedom’
    1989 - Suffers second heart attack, fitted with pacemaker
    1990 - Re-elected superior general of her order of the Missionaries for Charity, despite her wish to step down
    1992 - Enters the hospital in La Jolla, California for treatment of pneumonia and
    congestive heart failure
    1993 - Falls and breaks three ribs in May, hospitalized for malaria in August, undergoes surgery for blocked blood vessel in September
    1996 - Falls and breaks collarbone in April, suffers malarial fever and left ventricle failure in August, receives honorary citizenship on November sixteenth
    March 13, 1997 - Steps down as the head of her order, is succeeded by Sister Nirmala
    September 5, 1997 - Dies of a massive heart attack in Calcutta at the age of 87


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Linda on Oct 19, 2011, 08:39 PM
Hi Rad,

Using the following data to draw up Mother Teresa's chart, I get BML at 17.43 deg Scorpio 11th (conj SN) and not 27.37 deg Libra 10th.  Every other planet and point is the same as shown on the chart you posted, EXCEPT for BML.

BML = Crescent moon above a cross.
Porphyry
Western Geocentric Tropical

Mother Teresa
August 26, 1910
2:25 pm
Skopje, Macedonia

Thanks,
Linda


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Oct 20, 2011, 06:48 AM
Hi Linda,

Well all I can say is that I calculated the chart for her through Solar Fire and that is what it came up with. Are you also using Solar Fire or some other way to calculate it ?

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Kristin on Oct 20, 2011, 09:12 AM
Hi Linda,

There are two settings within Solar Fire for BML - True Node and Mean Node.

Rad has it set for True Node.

Try going into preferences, then click on settings and you can change it there.
That should correct it.

Peace,
Kristin


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: cat777 on Oct 20, 2011, 07:34 PM
Hi Rad,

It looks like life is going to get in my way and I am not going to be able to work on this further any time too soon.  I'm not sure if that matters or not but in case it does, I am going to just go ahead and post what I have. 

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Mother Teresa:   "There is so much contradiction in my soul.--Such deep longing for God--so deep it is painful--a suffering continual--and yet not wanted by God--repulsed--empty--no faith--no love--no zeal.--Souls hold no attraction--Heaven means nothing--to me it looks like an empty place--the thought of it means nothing to me and yet this torturing longing for God--Pray for me please that I keep smiling at Him in spite of everything. For I am only His--so He has every right over me. I am perfectly happy to be nobody even to God" (169-70).


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With Pluto in Gemini in the 7th House, Mother Teresa's prior evolutionary intention and desire is to open up to others and listen to them as the soul has been learning lessons in relatedness. By engaging in a variety of relationships with a diversity of different types of people, Mother Teresa will gain a great deal of knowledge about different people's needs, values and their point of view.  In the process, Mother Teresa will readjust her own perspective and point of view so that it is more inclusive of others and their beliefs.
Mother Teresa's most current life reflected this intention.  She was raised as a Roman Catholic in Eastern Europe.  As a Catholic Nun she lived amongst a mostly Hindu and Muslim population in India.  Through the relationships she made in India she learned about these people and their spiritual beliefs.  Rather than trying to convert them to her Roman Catholic beliefs, she came to accept theirs as equally valid.

When Mother Teresa died, her longtime friend and biographer Naveen Chawla said that he once asked her bluntly, “Do you convert?” She replied, “Of course I convert. I convert you to be a better Hindu or a better Muslim or a better Protestant. Once you’ve found God, it’s up to you to decide how to worship him” (“Mother Teresa Touched other Faiths,” Associated Press, Sept. 7, 1997).

Pluto is biquintile the South Node in Scorpio in the 11th House. The soul has a need and desire to break free from everything related to the past and other lifetimes which is preventing further growth. There is a need and desire to objectify life on the mundane level and tune into the divine within oneself while simultaneously liberating oneself from whatever has become fixed, rigid and limiting. This includes emotional patterns and separating desires as well as all existing “norms.”   The soul has been pulling away from the mainstream in order to avoid consensus conditioning and limitations. Relating back to the soul's core intention and desire, Mother Teresa chose to live on the fringe of society and form relationships with others who served to broaden her perspective: 

“During her long life, Mother Teresa devoted herself to those living in the shadows and dark corners of life -- the poor, the dying, the abandoned, the unwanted. “

Pluto is square Mercury in Virgo in the 9th House.  The soul has an intellectual need and  desire to travel, explore, experience and investigate foreign countries and cultures that have different beliefs and ways of interpreting the meaning of life through its work or service to others.  This ties back to its core intention and desire to form realtionships with a variety of people with diverse needs, values and points of view so the soul can be exposed to new information and ideas.  This will occur through intellectual discussions and confrontations with others that will serve to broaden the soul's point of view related to its beliefs.   Mother Teresa was raised in a Catholic culture and household.   Her mother “took the children to morning mass most days and when not working in the house or helping others was always saying the rosary.”  For Mother Teresa and her  sisters, “ life was bound up in the parish of the Sacred Heart. Since the Catholics were a minority, the church was an important focal point for the Bojaxhiu family and gave them a clear sense of cultural and religious identity.” This identity is limiting however, in relation to the soul's core desires and intention. In addition, it is limiting in regard to Mother Teresa's need and desire to exchange ideas and knowledge with others through her work.  “If she stayed in Skopje, what was the future for her?... She loved teaching but as a member of a double minority was she not bound to suffer discrimination in this career, with virtually no schools for the Albanian minority in Yugoslavia? “  Life in Skopje was limiting.   At age seventeen,  Mother Teresa  decided to become a missionary in India which would help lead her to an understanding that truth is relative and there are many paths to the same God - In the biography Mother Teresa: Her People and Her Work, she is quoted by Desmond Doig as follows: “If in coming face to face with God we accept Him in our lives, then we ... become a better Hindu, a better Muslim, a better Catholic, a better whatever we are ... What God is in your mind you must accept.”

With Pluto sextile the Sun in Virgo in the 8th house the evolutionary intention is to identify and develop a unique special purpose linked to a socially relevant need.  In mother Teresa's most current life this manifested as serving others who were sick and dying. In 1952 she opened the first “Home for the Dying” in Calcutta.  Up until her death, her life was focused on serving others by caring for  "the hungry, the naked, the homeless, the crippled, the blind, the lepers, all those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared for throughout society, people that have become a burden to the society and are shunned by everyone."  Through her relationships with these people, Mother Teresa learned lessons in relatedness and equality as like them, she felt abandoned by God.  “... now we know that she felt close to those souls because she too knew the absence of God.”

The South Node is in Scorpio in the 11th House.  In relation to the soul's desire to open itself up to others and learn how to relate to them on an equal basis by learning about their needs, values and points of view, the soul has been trying to liberate itself from memories of past life trauma related to issues of loss and abandonment.  This trauma is profound and until an inner healing takes place, the soul is limited in its ability to relate to others on an emotional level out of fear of further loss and abandonment. In her most current life Mother Teresa succumbed to this fear.  “I am told God loves me – and yet the reality of darkness & coldness & emptiness is so great that nothing touches my soul. Did I make a mistake in surrendering blindly to the Call of the Sacred Heart? “  Those words, “nothing touches my soul,” are an expression of the deep emotional pain that prevents Mother Teresa from being able to get too close to anyone – even God.

The SN is sextile Uranus Rx in Capricorn in the 1st House.  In the past, the soul may have experienced trauma from loss of a parent or a partner.  This loss, or separation, left the soul feeling depressed, defeated, and guilty.  It is also possible that the soul was  a  leader or a person consumed with a mission in which it tried to save another, or others, and failed. This left the soul feeling guilty and alone as it failed in its reponsibility to save the others, or other. This failure led to a fear of judgement or punishment  or self-judgment and self-punishment.  There was a build-up of inner guilt which if accompanied by anger leads to sadism.  Off the karmic axis for a moment, Mars is in Virgo which is symbolic of guilt and anger.  In the soul's most current life,  Mother Teresa's father died when she was nine years old which is again a very traumatic, catastrophic event.  His death is said to have been a political assasination.  He was poisoned and at nine years old she could do nothing but stand by and watch him suffer and die. When children lose a parent they often feel guilty as though its somehow their fault. The trauma from separation and loss continues.  It is said that Mother Teresa would never talk about her childhood and asked others not to talk about it either.  This is an indication that she was once again repressing her emotions in regard to this loss.

The SN is trine Neptune in Cancer in the 7th House ,

In the past, Mother Teresa's soul has sacrificed personal relationships, and led a celibate life, in order to focus her energies on collective causes and her own spiritual development. Spirituality has served to give her a sense of belonging.  She has chosen a path of devotion and serves God by nurturing and helping others. In her most recent incarnation Mother Teresa chose to help the sick, the poor, the unwanted and the dying.  Although she identifies with spiritual systems that see God as a nurturing, loving and forgiving father, rather than an angry punishing God  ("Today the passion of Christ is being relived in the lives of those who suffer. Suffering is not a punishment. God does not punish.)” her soul has adopted the belief (Neptune is the 3rd house ruler) that suffering leads to redemption. This may be due to the early imprint and childhood wound left within her having watched her father suffer and die. It has become her emotional reality and she projects it out on others.

 "Without our suffering, our work would be just social work - it would not be the work of Jesus Christ, not part of the redemption...All that suffering-where would the world be without it? Innocent suffering is the same as the suffering of Jesus. He suffered for us and all the innocent suffering is joined to his in the redemption. It is co-redemption. That is helping to save the world from worse things...Like all gifts, it depends on how we receive it. And that is why we need a pure heart to see the hand of God, to feel the hand of God, to recognize the gift of God in our suffering. He allows us to share in his suffering and to make up for the sins of the world."

With the SN opposition the Moon in Taurus in the 5th House,  the soul has had a need to express itself through a special purpose that fulfills its need to be needed.  The soul has merged with,  and involved itself,  with groups of people who it can take care of and at the same time receive recognition for doing so.  The soul flip flops between periods of isolation in which it listens to its own needs and periods of involvement with others in which it listens to, and tends to, the needs of others.  The soul tends to project its own needs and values onto others. 

With the SN biquintile Pluto in Gemini in the 7th House,  the soul  has desired to become a public figure who has the power to influence large groups of people.  In her most recent incarnation, Mother Teresa became such a figure and through her work influenced people all over the world.

The South Node Ruler is Pluto in Gemini in the 7th House.  In relation to the soul's desire to learn how to participate in relationships as an equal, and to understand her relationship to the world around her, the soul has initiated relationships with a diversity of people in order to understand her individuality in a social context. She evaluates her own identity by comparing and contrasting their ideas, opinions and points of view with her own. The nature of the information that she gathers colors her understanding of herself and the world. Her pre-existing belief system creates a filter as to what information she will absorb and what it will reject. Imbalances in these relationships have created a distortion which manifests as a need to be needed which creates co-dependency in these relationships. "Co-dependency can be defined as the tendency to put others needs before your own. You accommodate others to such a degree that you tend to discount or ignore your own feelings, desires and basic needs. Your self-esteem depends largely on how well you please, take care of and/or solve problems for someone else (or many others)."

With Pluto square Mercury in Virgo in the 9th House, intellectual confrontations related to the soul's religious beliefs have occurred in the past as they were limiting growth. The soul was inclined to interprete any intellectual information related to metaphysical or cosmological beliefs in a way that reflected her own pre-existing beliefs. She likely rejected anything that did not somehow reflect what she already believed to be true or false as this would undermine her sense of security which is linked to her opinions and ideas, and religious point of view.  Mercury is in a mutable sign, so she was open to listening to other opinions and points of view, but with the square there was likely a resistance which created a subconscious effect of not really listening to what was being said and rejecting any argument. In her most current incarnation, Mother Teresa often wrote letters to priests and other Catholics which reflect an inner spiritual crisis in which she revealed her belief that she had been abandoned by God.  Her feelings parallel those of St John of the Cross in “The Dark Night of the Soul.”  It is said (by psychologists) that tension between the individual and the divine occurs from witnessing pain and suffering – which she witnessed in Calcutta.

With Pluto biquintile the South Node in Scorpio in  the 11th House, the soul  has desired to become a public figure who has the power to influence large groups of people. Mother Teresa has shared a common destiny with a large group of people over the course of time.  In her most recent life she attained her desire to become a public figure who can make contact with many people and influence their thoughts, ideas and beliefs. In an interview after her death, her successor, Sister Prema, was asked to describe her image of Mother Teresa.  She answered, “ She would probably say that her goal was always to convey the experience of Jesus to those around her. This is the legacy she left us. Through her life, her work, her charisma, she brought those around her to God. She did not preach, but she testified with her own life.”

With Pluto sextile the Sun in Virgo in the 8th house, the soul has merged with symbols of power that enable her to establish herself as a leader and public speaker capable of influencing others through her power of persuasion and suggestive powers. In her most recent life this was the Catholic Church.


PPP on Sagittarius in the 1st House

In order to grow and evolve, the soul must learn how to strike out on her own and find the answers to her metaphysical, philosophical and cosmological questions from within,  herself using her intuition.  She has to learn to initiate a self-motivated direction in life outside of her relationships in order to find a belief system that resonates with her soul on an intuitive level. In order to participate in relationships which are mutally independent and equal, she needs to develop an awareness that truth is relative and that there are many paths leading to the same truth. In doing so, she will no longer feel a need to defend her point of view and opinions as right and reject other people's as wrong. Once she learns that intellectual knowledge is limited, and learns to trust her intuition, she will be able to align her beliefs with natural law. Once this occurs her relationships with others will come into balance. In her most recent life, Mother Teresa appears to have actualized Pluto's Polarity Point as she came to realize there are many paths to God.


The NN is conjunct the Moon in Taurus in the 5th House. In order to use her intuition to find the answers to her metaphysical, philosophical and cosmological questions from within herself,  there is an intention and desire to develop a self-centered focus relative to her personal purpose and her emotional reality.  By relating to her own emotions, senses and needs she would develop an awareness of what she values and therefore has meaning for her.  Such a focus would empower her to focus her energies in creative, vital and self-actualizing ways.  With the Moon in Taurus in the 5th house, Mother Teresa has a huge ego and a powerful self-image which allows her to “to stand before the whole world convinced of her truth, convinced of her worth, and convinced of her importance.” By relating to her own senses and needs, Mother Teresa has created a sense of self-validation, value and meaning which flows over into her personal special purpose and allows her to actualize that purpose in a meaningful way.

With the NN trine Uranus Rx in Capricorn in the 1st House, the evolutionary intent is to break free from past conditioning patterns that define her identity.  She needs a great deal of freedom and independence to initiate any experience she deems necessary in order to realize her sense of special destiny and to learn about herself in the process.  She needs to rebel against the pressures of her own peer group and socialize with people outside her peer group or become a “group of one”.

With the NN sextile Neptune in Cancer in the 7th House, the evolutionary intent is to form relationships, and interact with other people,  in order to discover a sense of wholeness and recapture the spirit of the divine.  There is a need and desire to find emotional security and identity in truth as well as a need to address her feeling of lack through association with others. Periods of withdrawl to contemplate and interaction with others must be balanced.  On a spiritual level, this aspect exposes one to the deeper concepts of union and harmony.  Spiritual values are integrated into the area of relationships and generate an aspiration for true equality and mutuality. 

"There is only one God and He is God to all; therefore it is important that everyone is seen as equal before God. I’ve always said we should help a Hindu become a better Hindu, a Muslim become a better Muslim, a Catholic become a better Catholic. We believe our work should be our example to people. We have among us 475 souls - 30 families are Catholics and the rest are all Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs—all different religions. But they all come to our prayers."

 Mother Teresa was learning to see the middle way between all extremes.  She was trying to find balance between active interference and passive acceptance of the way things are in the world.  With Neptune in Cancer she developed a sense of belonging through spirituality and helping others. She identified with a spiritual system that adopts the idea of god being forgiving.  This allows for indulgence, compassion and nurturing rather than guilt and atonement.  In adopting the idea of a loving and nurturing God, the concept of unity became obvious to her and allowed her to develop a strong sense of compassion for all inspite their past. She came to accept others without judging them and understanding that nothing is wrong with life itself, for everything is part of the truth.

The North Node Ruler is Venus in Leo in the 8th House.  This placement symbolizes Mother Teresa's intimate relationships and intimate partner.  Her deepest emotions and deepest sense of security are linked to her intimate relationships and intimate partner. Her feelings are intense and there is a resistance to letting go no matter what the circumstances. Her love is all consuming and she is totally devoted to her partner, who is special and unique, and she expects the same in return. She has a deep desire to merge with her intimate partner whom she is deeply committed to and expects the same back. At the same time she is emotionally vulnerable which leads to inner fears of rejection and abandonment as she is driven by a profound need for recognition and feedback from her partner .  Mother Teresa considered Jesus to be her intimate partner. She was totally committed to Jesus and desired to please him in every way inspite her innermost feeling that he had abandoned her. 

“In March 1953 she wrote to her confessor: “... there is such terrible darkness within me, as if everything was dead. It has been like this more or less from the time I started ‘the work.’”  Over the years she had many confessors, and she continually referred to her spiritual condition as “my darkness” and to Jesus as “the Absent One.” At the suggestion of one confessor she wrote the following to Jesus: “I call, I cling, I want -- and there is no One to answer -- no One on Whom I can cling -- no, No One. -- Alone ... Where is my Faith -- even deep down right in there is nothing, but emptiness & darkness. ... When I try to raise my thoughts to Heaven -- there is such convicting emptiness that those very thoughts return like sharp knives & hurt my very soul. -- I am told God loves me -- and yet the reality of darkness & coldness & emptiness is so great that nothing touches my soul.”  In 1962 she wrote: “If I ever become a Saint -- I will surely be one of ‘darkness,’” and again, “How cold-how empty -- how painful is my heart. -- Holy communion -- Holy Mass -- all the holy things of spiritual life -- of the life of Christ in me -- are all so empty -- so cold -- so un-wanted. The physical situation of my poor, left in the streets unwanted, unloved, un-claimed -- are the true picture of my own spiritual life, of my love for Jesus” (Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light, p. 232). 

Her private statements about her faith and relationship with Christ continued in this vein until her death.

Venus Square Saturn Rx in Taurus in the 4th House. Venus square Saturn is symbolic of suffering through love.  According to Mother Teresa, “Love, to be real, must cost, it must hurt, it must empty us of self.”  Mother Teresa's emotional reality was one of lonliness and a feeling of rejection and abandonment. She had a compulsive need to be loved coupled with a feeling of being unloved.  In order to feel love, one must first love themselves. Mother Teresa, however projected her emotional needs and need for love onto Jesus.
"There are so many religions and each one has its different ways of following God. I follow Christ:  Jesus is my God, Jesus is my Spouse, Jesus is my Life, Jesus is my only Love, Jesus is my All in All; Jesus is my Everything."



Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: ari moshe on Oct 20, 2011, 09:20 PM
Hi Rad and community.
I just want to check in. I really am excited for the learning opportunity in this thread. Over the next few days I'll be creating a structure for myself so I can participate here fully.
Love,
am


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Kristin on Oct 24, 2011, 07:43 AM
Hi Rad and Group,

Here are my thoughts on the GIVING Soul of MOTHER THERESA.
 
Trinity of the Past

Pluto in the 7th in Gemini
South Node in the 11th in Scorpio
Ruler Pluto in the 7th in Gemini

Trinity of the Future

PPP in Sagittarius in the 1st
North Node in Taurus in the 5th
Ruler Venus in Leo

                       

                                                   “The Last Shall Come First”


Mother Theresa embodies courage, service and devotion to a true spiritual cause. It was by the tender age of 12, a Jupiter cycle ending and beginning, whereby she was convinced that she should commit herself to a religious life (Jupiter in the 9th, ruler of her PPP, conjunct South Nodes of Mars and Venus in Libra). Her final resolution came while praying on pilgrimage and she left home at age 18 to join the Sisters of Loreto as a missionary. She never again saw her mother or sister.    

By the time Teresa was 30 she  experienced what she later described as "the call within the call" while traveling by train to the Loreto Convent from Calcutta for her annual retreat. "I was to leave the convent and help the poor while living among them. It was an order. To fail would have been to break the faith." The call within the call I have read was her experience of Jesus literally materializing in the seat next to her telling her what her new life would be, to leave the convent to help the poor, the core masses and to live among them. Traveling by train and the call within the call is seen with Pluto in Gemini, in the 7th making an inconjnuct to her South Node in Scorpio. Also Pluto in Gemini the 7th, squaring its ruler Mercury in Virgo in the 9th. Also Venus, the ruler of her North Node and Moon in Taurus is in Leo in the 8th and is squaring Saturn rx in the 4th. This Saturn square Venus along with stress of the Pluto/South Node inconjunct reflects the total life change where she left with only the clothes on her back, not a penny in her pocket and no food to eat, to be truly and totally among them. "It was an order. To fail would have been to break the faith."

She was a spokesperson to and for the masses, cross culturally and for all of those who felt different, for all who had nothing and for all who were sick and dying. Pluto in the 7th in Gemini, South Node in Scorpio, ruler Pluto in Gemini in the 7th, squaring the ruler Mercury in Virgo in the 9th. She, as a Soul, was/is a consummate giver who traveled internationally (9th house) to teach, reach, touch and help those in need. Her soft spot and great capacity was expressed in helping the lonely, the sick, the outcasts, the impoverished, the downtrodden and the "unloveables" of the world. Her South Node in the 11th reflects her involvement with the fringes of society in this way and the ruler being her Pluto back in 7th completes the circle, a Soul who led a powerful movement to help the masses and this life was not the first time. Her life and many lives that preceded represents the HIGHEST DEGREE of SERVICE traveling far and wide to make it happen, by donkey, by train, plane or automobile- Pluto in Gemini in the 7th, squaring its ruler Mercury in Virgo in the 9th, helping the people that were tossed by the wayside. Also Pluto polarity point in Sagittarius in the 1st house, Jupiter in the 9th in Libra,in this life striking out on her own, traveling internationally to help those in need. Mother Theresa said, “Each individual person has been created to love and be loved”.” Her North Node conjuncts her Moon in Taurus in the 5th, ruler Venus in Leo in the 8th.

“The call, as she put it, "It was an order. To fail would have been to break the faith."

This statement feels critical and shows where she has broken down in the past, her greatest struggle historically has been her doubt along the way. The ruler of her Pluto in Gemini, being Mercury in Virgo in the 9th, doubting the truth, a true crisis of faith. Her Mercury in the 9th inconjuncts Chiron in the second in Pisces, and Jupiter in the 9th sesqisquares Chiron, not feeling spiritually grounded or solid in this faith being her deepest wound. Mars as we know is the lead point in any Soul's evolution, taking the unconscious desires of the Soul, Pluto, and making them conscious in the world. Mother Theresa’'s relationship to Mars and Pluto called the Mars/Pluto phase is also telling about her life as the phase makes a 73 degree aspect, a Quintile – 5 pointed star, what is called the Carl Jung Aspect, creative transformation and individuation, taking something pre-existing and transforming it. Pluto is in the 7th in Gemini, her attention on others, Mars is in Virgo in the 9th, her focus on the sick and the suffering, in her case, and as in Jesus’ words, “"The last shall come first." - making them and their needs her absolute priority. We do see her Mars in Virgo in the 9th representing her international service to the sick and the poor, but this symbol also reflects her doubt, in particular the last 10 years of her life admittedly questioning everything which was confirmed in her diaries that were later released for the world to read. These private confessions exposed are seen with Pluto in Gemini in the 7th squaring her Mercury in Virgo in the 9th and in Pluto in Gemini in the 7th inconjunct her South Node in Scorpio.

These spiritual tests are very consistent with the experience of canonized mystics. 16th Century mystic St. John of the Cross coined the term 'dark night of the soul' to describe a particular stage in the growth of some spiritual masters. Her spiritual tests in her chart are seen with her North Node in Taurus, ruler Venus in the 8th in Leo, square Saturn rx in Taurus. Also Neptune in Cancer in the 7th opposing Uranus in Cap in the 1st, ruler Saturn in Taurus rx in the 4th, square Venus in Leo in the 8th, the ruler of the North Node.

This suggests this has not been the first time she has reached the very edge of doubt, that other lives took her to this very edge and beyond where official renunciation had occurred. Pluto in Gemini inconjunct her South node in Scorpio. Also Neptune in Cancer opposing Uranus in Capricorn, ruler Saturn rx in Taurus in the 4th, square Venus in Leo in the 8th, the ruler of her Jupiter in Libra in the 9th.) She has been atoning for this abandonment of her faith, Pluto in Gemini in the 7th squaring Mercury in Virgo in the 9th and one of the mighty tests of this life was for her to experience total darkness, no true presence of spirit following the visit from Jesus on that train and to lead and live with pure faith, no matter what. And that is indeed what occurred for 50 plus years. It feels in these signatures that perhaps her diaries were found in other lives whereby she made some written or verbal renunciation. The high priests in this life forcing her to keep her post may very well have been the same men of the cloth she had renounced her faith to in other lives. There is a picture in one of the videos of Mother Theresa with Pope John Paul, the look of total desperation in her eyes as she reaches out for him, he looks as if he is flinching, pulling back, not giving her an inch of reprieve or relief, his role in this spiritual test, for her to go at it alone, Saturn rx in Taurus in the 4th square Venus in Leo in the 8th, ruler of her North Node and Moon. It's as if she were saying as Jesus did on the cross, "Lord take this cup ( of suffering) away from me." Underneath the absolute desperation however is the unimaginable guilt that her Soul feels for giving up before. The grief so penetratingly deep, Saturn rx in Taurus square Venus in Leo in the 8th, ruler the Sun in Virgo in the 8th opposing Chiron in Pisces. In ways too, these tests beyond the natural need to atone is her own way of punishing herself, the masochistic way. I am not sure God needs us to feel absolute sustained darkness in order to prove our faith so I struggle with this one a bit which leads me to believe that perhaps she went too far with herself in her need to atone, an unnecessary self afflicted punishment classically seen with strong Virgo signatures.

However, the symbols of renunciation are extreme, Scorpio, and total. As if the light simply was snuffed out within her, the light went black. For the South Node in Scorpio, ruler Pluto, who needs PROOF, this period of time, 50 plus years, what she referred to as ‘knives of darkness’, where she said, “I felt no presence whatsoever either in the heart (Venus in Leo in the 8th square Saturn rx in Taurus) or in the Eucharist” (Neptune opposing Uranus in Capricorn, ruler Saturn in Taurus square Venus in Leo in the 8th) became the ultimate Soul test for her. She was literally suffocating from the sheer weight and gravity of the doubt. (Neptune oppose Uranus in Capricorn) For someone who needs proof, and especially for someone who has experienced the inner Godhead before, how could she not be feeling this way?  The quote that connects to the depth of her doubt considering her entire work was for Jesus, about his story and to answer his call, was this.

"If there be no God, there can be no Soul, then Jesus you are also not true."

Jesus was all there was for her, Mother Theresa's Everything, she says, “I do it for Jesus, he is my all”. So to come to that place, the very edge and the very depth of doubt to me represents the true expression of the word duality, light-dark, God- evil. In composite Mother Theresa and Jesus have an 8th house Pluto in Leo, ruler Sun in the 6th, also Mars conjunct Virgo in the 9th, it squares Mercury in Sagittarius in the 12th.

Mother Theresa and Jesus both have South Node in Scorpio in the 11th and both share a Mars in Virgo, their mutual mission so aligned. Even Jesus in the end expressed his own personal sense of abandonment by God when he said, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me”?

To make matters even more challenging from this life's perspective is that Lucifer, the asteroid that gets any Soul where they are most vulnerable, is conjunct her North Node and her Moon in Taurus, so when her emotions started to sink, it was like hooking an anchor to those feelings literally requiring her to slowly dig her way out, Taurus, like that frog in the well, she may only see a circle of dark, stuck and fixed in that hard spot. Lucifer is also squaring her Chiron which is inconjunct her Mercury in Virgo in the 9th -the re-injuring of the wound. Also Lucifer in Taurus, ruler Venus in Leo in the 8th square Saturn rx in Taurus, reflects how the lights went out before. All of these symbols, including her South Node in Scorpio, in fixed signs making it feel nearly impossible to create a new and better working groove. It becomes like a fixed loop.

The demons and the darkness on a body level are seen in the symbols that connect to the heart. In fact she did suffer from heart problems and ultimately died of a heart attack. North Node, Moon and Lucifer conjunct in Taurus in the 5th (heart) ruler, Venus in Leo(heart) in the 8th (death) square Saturn rx in Taurus in the 4th. A priest even got her approval to perform an exorcism on her because of the concern that there were demons of darkness taking residence in her heart. Her heart held the load of the pain of the doubt.

As I look deeper in terms of what some of her tripping points might have been, there was some discussion/evidence of Mother Theresa being accused of favoring Christians and doing secret baptisms of the dying for them. She followed the Catholic doctrination to a T,  to the letter, Virgo style, opposing some Hindu rights (she was not uniformly favorable in Calcutta). She also 'singled out abortions as one of the greatest destroyers of the world'. So she was very fixed, and rigid and unbending in her beliefs, high on the need for obedience and submission to Christ. This strict approach can be a breeding ground for judgment of others on their path. I read from nuns that were a part of her mission that it was 'her way or the highway'.

She was so aligned with Christ that she felt people's suffering would bring them closer to Jesus so she did not give the dying pain medication, and they re-used hypodermic needles, gave cold baths - the problem being also that there was no distinguishable guidelines between the curable and the incurables sick so people who would have otherwise survived would be at risk of dying from infections and lack of treatment.

Some of these behaviors and masochistic thought processes, which created philosophies for treatment may have led to great numbers of people perishing in other lives due to her orders, not because of ill intentions but because of this philosophy that we must all suffer like Christ suffered or in order to be like Christ or to be close to Christ we must suffer as Christ did. South Node in Scorpio, ruler Pluto in Gemini in the 7th square Mercury in Virgo in the 9th. Also North Node/Moon in Taurus, in the 5th, ruler Venus in Leo in the 8th, square Saturn in Taurus rx in the 4th.The result of some of her actions in other lives in hindsight created massive guilt in her seen in the same above signatures, leading to her need to repent. Perhaps too in certain lives she expected, Pluto in the 7th, also Venus in the 8th in Leo, Jesus to save the dying convincing all that he would step in and save the sick and the suffering, and when it didn't happen, when they started dropping like flies, -children left without parents and parents left without children leading to her own disillusionment and trauma as it relates to her faith -Neptune opposing Uranus in Capricorn, ruler Saturn rx in the 4th squaring Venus in Leo in the 8th, ruler Sun in Virgo also in the 8th opposing Chiron in Pisces in the 2nd Her guilt connects also therefore to people unnecessarily suffering and/or ultimately dying due to her beliefs/orders.

I am wondering too if she fell prey to the earthly temptations in the past. She was offered to return to the warmth of the nunnery, just 'say the word', and she would never have to be concerned about food or shelter, she would be safe in the comforts that exist there but she never gave in to those offerings. The ruler of her Neptune, the Moon in Taurus is with the North node and Lucifer, the ruler Venus is in Leo and is squaring Saturn rx in the 4th. Perhaps in a past life she did not finish what she started, and could not turn down certain earthly simple pleasures, going for the temporary fix after the grind became too much, Venus in Leo in the 8th square Saturn rx in the 4th.

Beyond her own personal struggles she did indeed answer the call and became the Mother to many, a Mother to the world and the suffering whole, the Mother to all of those that did not have one or who did not feel loved. Many of the great masters such as Jesus and Yogananda, and society liberators as in Martin Luther King also have South Node in Scorpio, reflecting the immensity of their mission and the intensity of their impact. Even Lady Gaga shares the South Node in Scorpio in the 11th reflecting her being a universal messenger for all of those who feel different.

Mother Theresa empowered others to help her with her mission and impressively by 2007 the Missionaries of Charity numbered approximately 450 brothers and 5,000 nuns worldwide, operating 600 missions, schools and shelters in 120 countries all because of the movement she spear headed - Pluto Polarity Point in Sagittarius in the 1st, ruler Jupiter in the 9th. Also Mars in Virgo trining her North Node and Moon in Taurus in the 5th, reflecting her global impact. She worked tirelessly until the end, North Node in Taurus conjunct the Moon in Taurus.

When interviewed she was asked how we overcome all of the selfishness in the world. Mother Theresa responded, "By sharing small things with GREAT LOVE." North Node conjunct Moon in Taurus in the 5th trining her Mars in Virgo in the 9th.

"Grace, she takes the blame, she covers the shame, removes the stain, it could be her name..Grace makes beauty out of ugly things Grace finds beauty in everything"(U2) Pluto in Gemini in the 7th square Mercury in Virgo in the 9th, also Pluto inconjunct South Node in Scorpio

She takes the blame, she is still repenting and still carrying shame...


Will she make it? Will she recover the true spirit and root of her faith?

Mother Theresa's Pluto Polarity Point is in Sagittarius in the 1st house which reflects a new cycle in faith, the ruler Jupiter is in Libra in the 9th, inconjunct Chiron in the 2nd. This suggests the future will also be hurdles surrounding her beliefs and her faith but Chiron is trining her Pluto in the 7th thereby reflecting her Soul's penetrating desire to heal this wound. Neptune in Cancer is conjunct her North Nodes of Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto and they trine her South Node. Also the ruler of her Neptune in Cancer is the Moon in Taurus conjunct the North Node, reflecting her ability to ‘go the distance’, her staying power and ability to persist and to press on plodding away if she must, one prayer at a time. Another symbol representing her remarkable courage, leadership abilities and never backing down from her pursuits is seen with the asteroid Amazon exactly conjunct her Moon, and her North Node in Taurus in the 5th. Mars in Virgo is also trining these symbols making her an international leader for the sick and the poor.

With Mother Theresa being in 1st stage spiritual this can represent the recovery of any Soul's nature, if aspects of this were compromised or repressed, to get back in touch with how one was designed by God/dess, and to be an instrument or a warrior for the Creator, utilizing whatever strengths inherent to each individual Soul. Beyond her absolute love and devotion to Jesus and his teachings, she was able to experience the true power of her influence and capacity to help the masses, South Node in Scorpio, ruler Pluto in Gemini in the 7th. Also Pluto in Gemini in the 7th is trining Mother Theresa's Resolution Lilith as well as Chiron in Pisces in the 2nd. She felt in those last 10 years at the end that she was acting and speaking one way but believing in another, duplicit and so bitterly torn in her work, Pluto in Gemini in the 7th, dishonest in her delivery, square Mercury in Virgo in the 9th.

The intention is to recover her root, and original design reflected in the symbol Original Lilith in Libra conjunct Jupiter, her nature and truth, which is the ruler of her Pluto Polarity Point in Sagittarius. Her Original Lilith and this Jupiter are conjunct her South Nodes of Mars and Venus in her 9th house, the house of faith and ultimately the house of KNOWING,  knowing what she knows, at times, without knowing why and trusting that implicitly, no matter what. This reflects the need to recover her relationship to her essence, to the purity of her own Soul, ruler Venus in Leo in the 8th, and to turn the inner lights back on, to stop the viscous cycle of doubt, darkness and self inflicted suffering. To accept and live the totality of her truth which is to WALK THE TALK..FROM THE INSIDE OUT.

Mother Theresa has a Mystic rectangle in her chart connecting South Node, Neptune, Uranus in Cap, North Node/Moon/Amazon in Taurus (conjunct Lucifer) - the other side of Lucifer being 'the bearer of light' come hell or high water she will persevere. She will never give up the fight.  As I mentioned Mars being the lead point in any Soul's evolution. Notice that Mother Theresa's North Node of Mars is EXACTLY conjunct her Pluto in the 7th and also trines her Resolution Lilith. Having Neptune in Cancer in this Mystic Rectangle tells me she will rise above the emotional suffering with the help of God as it conjuncts her North Nodes of Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto which means they are also part of this elevated configuration.

I am steeped in this feeling of what's next…? Did she do enough inwardly for her not to have this same inner darkness next time? Clearly she did more than most Souls could ever accomplish in many lives not to mention one, but the real work as JWG always taught, is on ourselves. Was it enough that she did not renounce her faith and step down from her post even though she desperately wanted to? Was it enough to survive and pass this daunting spiritual test, to teach love and faith even when all she felt was vacancy....

How do we know if she has done enough? Maybe she simply has to believe she has...enough is enough!

Peace,
Kristin



Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Gray on Oct 27, 2011, 12:56 AM
Hello again Group,

Mother Teresa has been on a spiritual journey across lifetimes, continuously deepening her faith to the point that in this lifetime she was able to sustain her outer spiritual force in the world despite internally questioning the presence of God in her life for the last fifty years of her life.  Through these lifetimes she has developed extreme mental focus (Gemini Pluto squared by ruler Virgo Mercury in 9th; Taurus Vesta-Saturn conjunction) and has sought to move from her Gemini Pluto pursuit of exploring vast arrays of information into the Sagitarius polarity point of synthesizing her beliefs behind one belief system.  For her this has taken her into the community and culture of being a nun and in the deeper past a virginal vesta role that was virginal in the sense of being chaste and in partnership only with God or whatever her belief was in connection with Source; she has been developing herself, transforming her own personal limitations through her connection with Source within her spiritual community across lifetimes (Scorpio South Node in 11th House) and in relationship with other souls she has come into contact (Gemini Pluto in 7th House).  The dynamics of her relationships with others are also part of the why for her this lifetime, as she is re-experiencing many of the same relationships with souls (Mars Virgo in balsamic to Leo Venus) in the same type of culture or community (Scorpio South Node in 11th ruled by Gemini Pluto in 7th).  Although she deepened her faith, purified herself, and learned humility in these lifetimes through giving herself over to an external spiritual system that she could find her connection to Spirit or God through, at the same time she has taken on some of the rigid and fixed beliefs of that same external system that makes her think she is “right” or has the “right answer” even when confronted with evidence or experiences from others with different beliefs, even when being more open could potentially have helped someone else in need; to a large extend she has opened herself to others of different beliefs, such as working with the impoverished of Calcutta and not overtly intending to convert everyone, but at the same time she has developed some beliefs connected with mandates from her external spiritual system that she publicly and outwardly posit as being unyielding for her, even though privately she questioned the very existence of the God underlying this external spiritual system. This rigidity in part can be seen with her skipped steps cross falling in houses ruled traditionally by fixed signs:  Pisces Chiron-Pallas Athena squaring the nodes in the 2nd, Virgo Juno-Sun squaring the nodes in the 8th, Scorpio South Node in 11th, and Taurus North Node in 5th.  Moreover, she has a lot of fixed Taurus energy, ruled by a commanding Leo Venus in her 8th:  Taurus Lucifer conjunct Taurus North Node, also conjunct Taurus Moon in 5th, Taurus Moon in 5th conjunct Taurus Vesta in 5th, and Taurus Vesta in 5th conjunct Taurus Saturn in 4th.  Her connection to Source and truly powerful Soul work came out from within her fixed and strong internal beliefs, and yet in the end she also faced issues through confrontations with others of different beliefs around her (Gemini Pluto in 7th).

Mother Teresa’s chart reflects the complicated and compelling nature of the spiritual leader herself.  Her Gemini Pluto in the 7th in first quarter square to it’s ruler, a Virgo Mercury in the 9th House, reveals her extreme powers of faith and mental focus, yet also points to her evolutionary issue across time of filtering information through her rigid sense of right and wrong based upon her interpretation and faith in a system of Ultimate understanding: Christianity.  The fact this is an issue across time is also shown by her Virgo Mercury being conjunct the South Node of her Mercury in her 9th that also squares her natal Gemini Pluto in the 7th:  her powerful mind has been developing some of the same questions and intellectual categorization of information across lifetimes.  Moreover, the importance of relationships with others and other sources of power is shown not just by her Gemini Pluto being in her 7th House, but also by the balsamic relationship between her Virgo Mars and Leo Venus, meaning that she experienced relationships with some of the same souls from past lives in order to come to greater resolution.  Furthermore, the importance of relationships can be seen with her Virgo Juno-Sun conjunction in her 8th that squares her nodes, and her Scorpio South Node in 11th that is ruled by her Gemini Pluto in her 7th.  Thus in addition to issues of intellectually organizing information and coming into confrontations and comparisons with other systems of intellectual organization, Mother Teresa has profound bottom line issues of learning to listen to others, listening to what they truly need instead of what she wants to give to them, listening to the true reality others are coming from so that she can give according to that reality, becoming involved with many different value and belief systems in order to come to a better understanding of her own true belief system, learning to give herself over to a spiritual system with an external authority and in this process facing questions of what her own true beliefs are in comparison to what the external authority of her spiritual system says that those beliefs should be.

Thus though on one hand one could think of a nun who renunciated sexual relationships with others in order to be a virginal partner to Jesus of Nazareth was lacking in relationship experience, in reality Mother Teresa had profound relationships with countless numbers of individuals across the globe and gave of herself in relationship to her spiritual faith and to the humanity crying out for help around her.  Her skipped steps which are also sources of some of her power come into play through these diverse relationships, as she has a Pisces Chiron-Pallas Athena conjunction in her 2nd House opposite a Virgo Juno-Sun conjunction in her 8th house, both squaring her nodes.  With a Scorpio South Node in 11th ruled by a Gemini Pluto in 7th, with a Mars Virgo in balsamic aspect to a Leo Venus, Mother Teresa most likely has been working out issues with specific souls in specific types of cultures or communities for many lifetimes; with a Taurus Vesta in last quarter semi-square to Pluto, literally at the very edge of being balsamic, with this Taurus Vesta also conjunct her Taurus Saturn and Taurus Moon, Mother Teresa has most likely been in a vestal virgin role for many lifetimes, within a patriarchal context (Pisces Pallas-Athena conjunct Chiron squaring nodes) of being a virgin in the sense of being in relationship to Jesus or God or Source or Spirit instead of a sexually romantic partner.  Since her Scorpio South Node is in her 11th, through the impact of this culture on herself she has had the evolutionary intention of transforming her own limitations through forming relationships with larger forces in the Universe such as God or Source or Spirit.

Mother Teresa’s relationship with God, with Source, with Spirit, is part of the foundation of her special destiny this lifetime, and also part of her skipped steps across lifetimes.  Her Virgo Mercury in 9th ruling and in first quarter square to her Gemini Pluto in 7th suggests that she is more of the “closed” Mercury type whose ability to listen to others was impacted by her fixed beliefs concerning her own interpretation of Ultimate understanding, what she understood as her Faith.  Of vital importance along these lines is her belief in the importance of suffering, her belief that it is beautiful to suffer and perhaps is even necessary to suffer in order to know God.  These ideas connect to some of the criticisms Mother Teresa received in one of the biographical links Rad posted, including the one from Colette Livermore, a former Missionary of Charity, who left her order in part because the nuns of Mother Teresa would refuse to help the needy when they asked nuns for help at the “wrong” time.  Other criticisms stated that the medical clinics set up through Mother Teresa would refuse to give pain medication to patients in line with Mother Teresa’s belief that it is a “most beautiful gift for a person to participate in the suffering of Christ,” and that her nuns were also discouraged from gaining greater medical knowledge because they were expected to be empowered by God to do the right thing.  The power and gift of suffering I believe for Mother Teresa can be seen by her having a Pisces Chiron in her second house, in waning quincunx to her Virgo Mercury, and in disseminating trine to her Gemini Pluto.  Through her extreme faith and willingness to truly serve the poor, to actually become homeless and destitute herself in order to serve the poor, to leave the comfort of her order and embark on a spiritual quest to help the poor and becoming hungry and homeless herself in the process, she put herself through an experience of suffering that gave her the gift of being able to connect more directly with the people in poverty she wanted to help and serve. In this way suffering became a source of great spiritual strength for her, and indeed when she first had the vision of helping the poor in Calcutta she actually felt the presence of Jesus beside her on a train guiding her thoughts.  In 1947 on her train trip in India she felt it “was as if Jesus was sitting next to me. His presence was palpable and spoke, 'I know the most incapable person but just because you are that I want to use you for my Glory. Come carry me into the holes of the poor, come be my light, come be my light to the poor.”   However, in my mind to glorify suffering is not to be in actual connection with God or Source or Spirit; while Mother Teresa believed that suffering was linked to being in the presence of God, it is actually not a belief that is impenetrable to experience/argument like she felt it was.  And in her own work, she could at times have contributed to the greater suffering of people she wanted to help because she felt it was good and beautiful and spiritual for them to suffer. Furthermore, this Pisces Chiron is also colored by a Pisces Pallas Athena, both at the cusp of Pisces, both giving her the spiritual healing power and creative intelligence to move out of the Aquarian humanitarian impulse into the true Piscean connection with Source.  As her Pisces Chiron gave her profound spiritual healing abilities at the core of her 2nd House, so did her Pisces Pallas Athena give her the creative intelligence to use her powerful mind and focus (in waning quincunx to her Virgo Mercury 9th that rules and squares her Gemini Pluto 7th) to give birth to her vast systems of humanitarian and spiritual service to the poor and oppressed.  Yet, the skipped step aspect of this is the criticism of Mother Teresa that at times she could over emphasize obedience to her rigid belief system rather than initiate a more open minded creative problem solving ability that would come from a more evolved use of Pisces Pallas Athena energy.

Her profound desire to stay committed to her faith and to Jesus even though she felt lost and disconnected from the presence of God for the last fifty years of her life can also be seen in the skipped step of her Virgo Juno-Sun conjunction in her 8th house that opposes her Pisces Chiron-Pallas Athena conjunction in her 2nd.  On one hand this signature makes me wonder what Mother Teresa could have been like in a sexually romantic relationship with a partner, that part of her renunciation could have related to tremendous jealousy and emotional insecurity (Taurus Saturn in 4th square Leo Venus in 8th) that made it easier in the end to avoid sexual relationships in favor of relationship with Christ.  However, I also have no doubt of the profound faith of this woman, and just like how her own suffering enabled her to connect with the poor around her, in a similar Pisces Chiron-Virgo Juno-Sun way I can see that her own spiritual crisis, her own doubts and darkness questioning the existence and presence of God in her life, also gave her the ability to connect with the spiritual quests and questions of multitudes around the globe. In one of her letters she wrote, “There is such terrible darkness within me as if everything was dead. I call I cling I want but there is no one to answer. No one on whom I can cling. When I try to raise my thoughts to heaven there is such convicting emptiness that these very thoughts return like sharp knives and hurt my very Soul.” It was clearly important for her to sustain her faith in her work in the world in service of the poor even though she was internally questioning her own spiritual beliefs and connections.   And in the end, she served as a role model as someone who outwardly sustained their faith in action and role despite inwardly questioning the presence of the God she put her faith in; in the end, she serves as a public figure others can look to for insight when they themselves begin to question their faith.  There is something very human in her spiritual crisis, and in the end her tremendous commitment to help the poor and homeless is an inspiring example for others as well.  She came to see her own dark night of the soul to have value, stating in another one of her letters, “I have come to love the darkness. For now I believe it is a part, a very small part, of Jesus’s darkness and pain on Earth. Jesus can’t go on anymore with the agony but he wants to go through it in me.”

The special destiny of Mother Teresa to be a human who took a stand for the oppressed, for the homeless and the untouchable cast offs, can be seen through her powerful Leo Venus in her 8th house that rules her Libra Jupiter (that is in her 9th conjunct her Midheaven) and her huge Taurus North Node and Moon conjunction in her 5th House, and her Taurus Vesta-Saturn conjunction.  Again the themes of Scorpio-8th and Leo-5th emerge together, showing how she fulfilled her purpose of metamorphosing her limitations through her relationship with Source and translating her intellectual categorization of her world (Gemini Pluto) through her powerful mental focus (Virgo Mercury ruling and square Gemini Pluto; Gemini Pluto ruling Scorpio South Node; Taurus Vesta conjunct Taurus Moon and Taurus Saturn) into action, taking hold of her destiny and shaping it according to her strong beliefs and values.  Here we can see where some of the criticism against her could come from, that with a Leo Venus 8th House energy she would come off as too self-focused on her own beliefs and connections with power, but the important thing is how necessary this aspect was for her to do her work in the world.  As JWG wrote in the second Pluto book about Leo Venus, “These people are literally full of themselves…Whatever they feel drawn to do they simple expect that they can do.”  It is exactly this sort of drive that would be necessary for her to complete her mission.  This Leo Venus being in balsamic aspect to her Virgo Mars makes me think that in the process of culminating many relationships from past lives it was necessary for her this time to have the Queen energy (like her Juno-Sun conjunction) to have the self-focused power to manifest her special destiny because with the Mars Virgo she was ultimately on a track to purify herself at times through crisis and humiliation. Certainly, being Mother Teresa, winning a Nobel Prize for your spiritual service to humanity, all the while internally suffering in a void of being unable to feel the presence of God, was a profound spiritual crisis to experience that could also become a humiliating feeling for her.  And yet this was also part of her purpose, as part of a Virgo Mars purpose is to deeply penetrate into the void of utter human aloneness in the universe.  And all the while Mother Teresa managed to sustain her outer faith and service in the world- when I listened to some of the links Rad posted of her speaking about helping the homeless, speaking about the importance of forgiving others, I got tears in my eyes feeling the profound spiritual power emanating from her. This spiritual and creative identity can be seen in part through her Aries Ceres in her 4th house in last quarter sextile to her Gemini Pluto, giving her the self-focus to initate her compassionate nurturing projects for the poor and needy.  In contrast, her Cancer Neptune is in a new phase relationship with her Gemini Pluto and is in gibbous oppostion to her Capricorn Uranus that is also conjunct the south nodes of her Pluto and Uranus. To me this points to the importance of emotional connection with others in relationships and in community with respect to her spirituality, and her ability to direct social change in the process, not just direct it but embody it (Capricron Uranus in 1st House ruled by Taurus Saturn in 4th ruled by and squaring Leo Venus in 8th).

In many ways Mother Teresa clearly moved in the direction of her Pluto polarity point, embodying the Sagitarius archetype through her first house.  For example, she clearly focused all of her diverse Gemini Pluto mental explorations through one clear spiritual system.  However, in this process she had to be aware of the first quarter square aspect of her Virgo Mercury in relation to this Gemini Pluto, that she could become too “closed” in her interpretation of this system.  For example, it is well known that Mother Teresa universally condemned abortion and divorce, meaning that she chose to intellectually focus more on her own closed beliefs about these concepts that derive from the external authority of her spiritual system instead of having compassion for the unique oppressive situation that could lead one to seek an abortion or a divorce.  It also sounds like there were some jarring weaknesses with the medical care her orders provided the poor that were directly linked to being too rigid in belief.  Perhaps this has something to do with her having a Taurus Lucifer conjunct her Taurus North Node, but in the end I feel she also had the ability to be a Lucifer bearer of Light to help those in need in our world.

Peace and Love,
Gray


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Oct 27, 2011, 08:14 AM
Hi Cat, Gray, and Kristin,

I want you to know I have read through what you have each posted to date. Also want you to know that your EA analysis of Mother Teressa, to date, is simply wonderful work. I am still waiting to hear from Gonzalo, Ari, Linda, and Mirta. Not sure if Jason will become involved in this thread as he has been elsewhere. So I would like to know how many are planning on posting their EA analysis of Mother Teressa.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: mirta on Oct 27, 2011, 11:02 AM
Hi Rad,
I am working on Mother Teresa's chart and intend to post on Sunday. Several little problems delayed me, sorry.
Thanks so much
God Bless
Mirta


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Linda on Oct 27, 2011, 05:02 PM
Hi Rad,
I have been working on my analysis of Mother Teresa's EA paradigm
all of this time, with lots of revisions going on.  I'm trying to follow
your advice to go deeper, so will not post until I feel fairly confident
that I've gone as deeply as can.  Depending on when Ari, Gonzalo,
Mirta and possibly Jason post their's, I'm requesting the equivalent
time to post mine, to ensure that I improve my general grasp of the
EA paradigm this time around.  (I think I may be ready to post in
2-3 days, but possibly longer, depending on the others.)
Thanks so much,
Linda


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: ari moshe on Oct 27, 2011, 11:32 PM
Hi Rad, this will have to happen for me after the EA conference.
God bless,
am


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Oct 28, 2011, 07:57 AM
Hi Ari, Linda, and Mirta,

Ok.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Gonzalo on Oct 29, 2011, 08:50 AM
Hi Rad,

I think I will be ready to post only after the Conference.

God Bless,

Gonzalo


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: mirta on Oct 30, 2011, 05:52 PM
Hi Rad and Group

Some aspects of Mother Teresa’s chart and experience:

Pluto in 7th house
The Soul is initiating a new evolutionary cycle in which it is learning to develop an objective consciousness of itself and its sense of individuality in a social context, together with lessons of equality and relativity in relationships and beliefs.
The septile between Pluto and Saturn reflects that the Soul associates this new evolutionary purpose with some form of special destiny that took consistent form (Saturn in Taurus) and led to action in that sense, and reflects the “fated” manifestation of her vision in September 1946 when progressed Mars made a exact inconjunction with that Saturn and a trine to Pluto (Crisis regarding Soul’s way of relating to reality in relation to survival needs of others).
The novile aspect between Pluto and Venus also shows a gestation process in the new evolutionary process that begins by giving it personal and individual meaning. Self-discovery, which the soul has been seeking from prior lives, is heightened and directed to overcome narcissism and clarification of not very honest attitudes regarding power in relationships (SN in 11th, Venus in Leo in 8th house, ruler Sun in Virgo in 8th conjunct Juno in Virgo that in turn is conjunct Mars in Virgo in 9th).
Mother Teresa was learning to see and attend to the other’s reality in the way that it exists for the other. In order to attain this awareness she was already involved in many relationships and belief systems as well as different emotional patterns and spiritual convictions, seeking knowledge and discerning until finding her truth, the other’s truth and the Universal truth that is behind them. (Pluto in 7th in Gemini, ruler Mars in Virgo in 9th house, square Mercury in 9th in Virgo , trine Pallas conjunct Chiron in Pisces; PPP in Sag in 1st house conjunct Jupiter SN in Sag ; Jupiter in 9th in Libra; Pluto novile Venus in 8th  and Moon in 5th house).
The Soul has been learning lessons of objectivity (Pluto in 7th, SN In 11th house ruled by that Pluto), and is completing the Virgo lesson of emptying itself of narcissism and egocentrism, experiencing fundamental solitude and working to serve humanity needs (Pluto ruled by Mercury in Virgo in 9th house FP waxing sesquiquadrate Chiron in Pisces.
Despite the remaining ego-centeredness needs regarding the Soul’s security in relation to power and belief system (Venus in Leo in 8th house ruled by Sun in 8th in Virgo ruled by Mercury in 9th), she is in a gestation process of deepening spiritual self-discovery and understanding her relation to the Whole in order to fulfill her social role aligned with it. (Venus novile Pluto and LQP sextile Jupiter).  However, some resistances are keeping her attached to dogmatic beliefs and power systems from the past (Venus in 8th house FQP square Saturn in Taurus)
Being the unconscious structure of emotional security based in its need of being involved in relationships in order to feel actualized and complete, the Soul has felt a compulsive need to be in relationships (SN in Scorpio square Juno in 8th, inconjunct Ceres in Aries in 4th as a focal point of the T-square with Uranus and Neptune in Cancer in 7th house).
In addition, the inherent dynamic of being attentive to the other’s needs to meet them, has created a dominating style of relating and doing things her own way (Pluto septile Saturn in Taurus, SN in Scorpio inconjunct Ceres in Aries, Moon in Taurus (the frog in the well), Venus in Leo in 8th house).
However, the Soul is in a process of throwing off this pattern (Uranus in 1st in Cap opposite Neptune in Cancer in 7th), but it still attracts people that needs bread and love because of (although not only) her need of be needed and to atone for her guilt. She attracts them in relation to her 4th house Ceres in Aries and Saturn in Taurus conjunct SN Chiron, square Venus in Leo. The transition is also seen in SN inconjunct Pluto: humility is replacing willful expression.
 
SN in 11th house in Scorpio
The Soul has been and still is trying to overcome its limitations and doing its metamorphosis by liberation from crystallized forms of self definition and belief systems (SN ruler Pluto in7th ruled by Mercury in 9th), as well as liberating from institutional and personal past patterns.
She has been learning to observe herself in an objective manner in order to understand why she is this way, and understand the causes of her limitations, power and powerlessness, eliminating the conditioning or stagnant elements or patterns that prevent Soul’s evolution.
The Soul is learning to see itself out of the limits of space and time, thus she has been developing her work out of her country and culture and trying to observe differences and make distinctions in order to discern and understand the underlying universal principles in her religious and personal belief system, still tinted with dogmatism and Church-centered thought (SN in 11th ruler Pluto in Gemini, ruled by Mercury in 9th house in Virgo, Jupiter in 9th in Libra ruled by Venus in fixed 8th house and Leo, square Saturn in Taurus ,Moon in Taurus)
She sought this discernment by proximity and understanding subjectivity in its concrete form, dealing with individuals and their material needs (NN in Taurus in 5th house, Mercury in Virgo) and developing her self-reliance independent of religious authority’s power through a direct relationship with Jesus and facing darkness (SN Scorpio, Lucifer in Taurus trine Mercury) and lack of His presence (Virgo) by means of practical service work. This approach reflects the Mystical Rectangle that involves the Nodes, initially called “practical mystic” by Rudhyar. Despite her internal crisis of faith, her 'dark night of the Soul', as St. John of the Cross named it, she continued her practical work of charity.
This pattern -  that  involves in its tense interior  the karmic axis in two individual and subjective houses with Moon and Vesta on it (and Pluto by rulership), together with two transpersonal archetypes that reflect collective trauma affecting her individuality and seeking resolution in unconditional Love (Uranus conjunct SN Pluto and Saturn in Cap , ruled by Saturn in Taurus in 4th and Neptune in Cancer conjunct the North Nodes of Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn)  - reflects the ongoing integration in this Soul of the personal and collective issues regarding  objective understanding of causes of trauma in lack of love and transcendence (SN sextile Uranus trine Neptune, NN trine Uranus sextile Neptune).
This rectangle is very interesting. Rudhyar defined it later on as “sacred or integrating rectangle”, and wrote:”The rectangles in that figure can be considered as ‘altars’ or ‘initiation chambers’. . . They define a consecrated space within which occurs a transcendent process of integration and spiritualization.”  (I am translating (!) from Spanish translation)
In this integrating process it links and highlights the resolution of 2 conflictive dynamics (water and earth) in a dynamical effort towards a transcendent or sacrificial goal.
The purpose of integrating through discernment of truth in relationships and resolving them through love and nurturing is seen in the rectangle’s connection with  Sun in Virgo conjunct Juno and Mars, semi-square Jupiter and Neptune, and trine Ceres in 4th house (in a T-square with Uranus and Neptune: nurturing with Love to heal trauma)
 
The evolutionary need of learning objectivity has produced great emotional,  spiritual and physical upset because  the fixed archetypes manifested in some kind of rigidity, together with the mutable tendency to change  and the Soul’s need to understand and connect with people and with God. These upsets are intended to make her aware of her attachment - sometimes emotional, lacking of discernment - to some ideas or beliefs
This relationship between actual reality and emotion is one aspect of what the Soul is intending to resolve within the “initiating chamber” of the Mystic Rectangle: differentiation and ulterior relation between Me and You, between guilt, responsibility and Love, between actual facts and idealizations of them, throwing off confusion and misunderstandings in it. (Uranus Cap opposite Cancer Neptune, ruler Moon conjunct NN).

 SN in 11th House helped this Soul to leave its past conditionings, to develop new ways of relating with others and to experience what is unique in it. In Scorpio, ruled by Pluto in 7th, it suggests issues of power struggles in relationships (from both sides), but also the courage to examine, observe and identify as well as facing her own shadow and projections.
She has been trying to objectify her way of relating and the shadowy power qualities in interpersonal relationships, and deconditioning from them through realization of the desires that lie behind her actions and through understanding the wounds that are carried in the current life from both sides of power struggles, dogmatic belief system and narrow points of view (Mercury FP inconjunct Chiron, that is sesquiquadrate Jupiter in Libra in 9, and Gibbous inconjunct SN of Chiron in Taurus).
Saturn septile Pluto and square Venus in 8th house reflects on one hand that she and/or her family has suffered hungry.
On the other hand reflects guilt for hoarding survival resources needed by others or failure in attempts to protect or supply food to others, especially in the family caused by attachment to tradition and authority and/or a belief in the value of suffering. (Saturn in Taurus in 4th house conjunct SN of Chiron  square Venus in Leo in 8th house ruled by Sun in Virgo in 8th conjunct Juno, that is conjunct Mars in Virgo in 9th,and sextile Chiron and Pallas in Pisces in 2nd house)
In addition, Venus in 8th house, ruler of 5th, is conjunct Persephone: she could have lost a child because of that and carries guilt, also Ceres in 4th house, ruled by Mars in Virgo, is square Uranus and inconjunct SN in 11th house in Scorpio: trauma and guilt for death of children.
There is also individual responsibility (or guilt) for collective trauma based on rigidity and adherence to institutional criteria (Saturn also rules Uranus in 1st in Cap). This trauma was caused by impulsive action regarding nurturing needs without enough reflection and awareness of causes, motives and beliefs (Uranus T-square Neptune and Ceres in 4th in Aries, ruler Mars in Virgo in 9th), and that led the Soul to choose a Virgo Mercury in 9th house inconjunct Chiron and Pallas in Pisces in FQP square Pluto as a way of discerning and changing the mode of operation.
  
The Mars in Virgo Soul’s intention to create crises in order to actualize its core evolutionary intentions, and to humiliate and purify itself - understanding the nature o its actual reality and attaining more honesty with regard to its own motivations and desires and its consequences -  is seen in its trine to the Moon conjunct NN and the inconjunction between its ruler and Chiron Pallas in Pisces in 2nd: illusion, lack of discrimination in its values and the wounds caused to itself and others.
But the masochism derived from guilt has constellated something like a martyr archetype mixed with a savior archetype, that she has manifested in its empowered form, committing herself to the cause of the unwanted, unloved, and downtrodden, personally involved in it; and is seen in the Grand Trine between Mars, Uranus and Moon conjunct NN: her current ego’s dedication to concrete action in order to resolve subjective trauma.
But, as Patricia Walsh writes regarding Virgo and Christianity: “when guilt seeps in, the martyr not only stumbles through life with the weight of the world on his shoulders, but makes sure everyone else shares in the suffering”. Thus suffering was for her a way to redemption; and this archetype not only gave rise to a personal behavior and motivation pattern, but a belief that she tried to teach others, a remainder of past patterns that clouded her loving work and - what’s more important - constituted a doctrine that was transmitted through emotion and half truths, directed to people’s emotions that could fog other’s discrimination. With Jupiter in 9th house in Libra, ruler of Ascendant, she was almost instinctively sharing it by teaching.

In line with Pluto in 7th house, Jupiter in Libra, ruler of her PPP, is intended to develop objective awareness of truth instead of dogmatic beliefs, listening to the other and seeking the Universal truth behind the relativity of truth that Pluto in Gemini is learning. The preexisting pattern, though, with Jupiter ruled by Venus square Saturn is influenced by the patriarchal concept of woman in her religion that she confuses and expresses as a metaphysical and Natural Truth.
This patriarchal vision appears in her Message to the UN Women’s Conference in Beijing:

“I do not understand why some people are saying that women and men are exactly the same, and are denying the beautiful differences between men and women. . . .But why did God make some of us men and others women? Because a woman's love is one image of the love of God, and a man's love is another image of God's love.. . . That special power of loving that belongs to a woman is seen most clearly when she becomes a mother. . . . Yet we can destroy this gift of motherhood, especially by the evil of abortion, but also be thinking that other things like jobs or positions are more important than loving, than giving oneself to others. . . .  So anything that destroys God's gift of motherhood destroys His most precious gift to women-- the ability to love as a woman. . . .  and those who want to make women and men the same are all in favor of abortion."

I believe that this reflects distorted Jupiter’s “half truths”, because:
a) Women do not deny differences with men, but affirm and defend the equality of rights that patriarchy prevents based on gender differences socially constructed, and presented as “natural” because they are fallaciously identified with biological sexual differences.
Furthermore, one of the fundamental strategies used by patriarchy to under valuate, submit and dominate women, depriving them of patrimonial and public power and rights was to circumscribe and restrict femininity to maternity. Indeed, what patriarchy did was a “meaning displacement”: from the fact that to be mother one needs to be a woman, it was derived that “for being a woman we must to be mother”.
Thus, not living motherhood “destroys the ability to love as a woman”.
b) In a world full of hunger, violence, wars, torture, and sexual abuse, saying that “abortion is the greatest destroyer of peace in the world today” is an extreme statement.
And it perpetuates the attitude of blaming women while making invisible men’s violence.

She was not seeing the oppressive situations that often lead to abortion, nor that it isn’t only caused by the belief that “job or positions are more important than loving”, especially in the “Third world”, in the economically undeveloped countries, where people lives in dire need and where women die because they cannot continue with pregnancy (because they don’t have a job nor a position) and don’t have access to safe abortion. Thus, mostly, people do not promote abortion teaching women to kill as she stated, but defend not punished abortion to stop women’s death.  

Abortion is a complex issue for many of us, especially in the spiritual state, as it cannot only be seen as an individual right because life is in God hands.  But in Mother Teresa spirituality still has exoteric religion's  dogmatic aspects.  

Furthermore, her vision of abortion as well as her approach to poverty doesn’t look for the causes.
She dedicated her life to alleviate the poor’s suffering but she never spoke about nor fought against the causes of poverty, that in an ultimate sense are based in a lack of love as she said, but this lack is not only individual.
With SN in Scorpio the Soul has been and is seeking for causes of massive trauma. But it is still attached to its belief system (ruler Pluto ruled by Mercury in 9th) based on suffering.
Sun in Virgo and Venus in Leo in 8th house reflects the purpose of discerning the causes of lack and suffering and seeking them in the heart, and this purpose is in a process of gestation and seeking individual meaning (Venus novile Pluto).
In addition, the Soul brings a tendency to identify with people that allows her to feel secure, like the Church as institution and its authorities, seen in her Venus in 8th house square Saturn, but this planet also rules the Moon conjunct NN that is part of the mystical rectangle: that tendency is in transformation within the “initiation chamber”.
In the meanwhile, her need to be needed interweaves with her dogmatic and guilty beliefs and her sticking to the Church’s beliefs regarding the need of suffering and charity. But Jesus taught that we should not give fish to the hungry, but teach them fishing (and its meaning was not only symbolic).
Thus, giving bread and love to the poorest between the poor is of course valuable, but it is only a palliative to poverty. Like her church she didn’t struggle against the social causes of poverty (not even spoke about it), like it she needed the poor, because while they exist she would be needed and have an opportunity to atone. (Pluto in 7th house in Gemini, ruler Mercury in Virgo in 9th square Pluto, inconjunct Chiron and Pallas in Pisces)  

In the western world it’s well known about diseases and poverty in India, but not so well about Haiti, for example, where people has lived in great poverty and suffered cruelty for centuries, and especially when Duvalier governed there with corruption and violence, and got away with lots of public money.    
Mother Teresa said that Madame Duvalier loved the poor, and they loved her and her husband.
May be in this case would be appropriate what she said about abortion: “It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”

Her SN in Scorpio ruled by Pluto in 7th suggests issues of power struggles in relationships (from both sides) but also the courage to examine, observe and identify (11th house) as well as facing her own shadow (also Venus in 8th house square Saturn, ruling Moon and NN) instead of fighting it outside.
It also reflects the purpose of bringing darkness to light (Chiron conjunct Pallas trine Pluto); she spoke much of darkness although in another sense.
She has already been trying to objectify her way of relating and the shadowy power qualities in interpersonal relationships, and deconditioning from them through realization of the desires that lie behind her actions, and through understanding the wounds that are carried in the current life from both sides of power struggles, together with the wounds caused by the dogmatic system of belief regarding relationships (Pluto and Mars ruler Mercury FP inconjunct Chiron, that is sesquiquadrate Jupiter in Libra in 9th,).
The Soul has chosen discriminating Mercury in Virgo in 9th house as a mediator between the adherence to other’s opinions and duplicity and the Sagittarian possibility of discovering her own truth based on foundational Natural Law principles. Furthermore, this Mercury is balsamic to Jupiter that means that incomplete patterns and beliefs are being recreated so that the necessary culmination and mutation can take place, after facing the challenge to remain committed to a timeless vision and experiencing emptiness.
One of these incomplete patterns may be duplicity, seen in her statement that Lady Diane and her husband have to divorce because they weren’t happy. But she was against divorce, and for her suffering was a way to redemption, not happiness.
She had stated that “I think that it’s beautiful that the poor accept their destiny, that they share it with Christ’s Passion. I think that poor’s suffering is of great help to the world” (I am translating from Spanish).

SN Gibbous inconjunct with Pluto suggests that the Soul must replace willful expression in order to attain clarification regarding her self-concept, about causes, and how to link the special purpose through service to the others. Ceres in 4th house also in gibbous inconjunct shows the same purpose regarding her way of nurturing and “mothering”.

With NN in 5th House the Soul intends to develop its evolutionary purpose by taking control of its destiny, thus not depending on external determinations. In order to actualize it, she has been transmuting the need for external validation and creating re-empowerment within the Soul without needing to merge with other’s worldly power or resources.
She was indeed learning to make his ideas becoming concrete realities, in a self-reliant but not narcissistic way; and creatively actualizing the new identity developed by objectively facing limitations, powerlessness and compulsions.

With PPP in 1st house in Sag she was learning to orient her life and decisions without dependency on others, and at the same time not controlling other’s decisions.
She needed to overcome old security patterns in order to be in relationships in a self-secure manner and thus encourage and motivate others to have the courage to strike out on their own and discover and recover their identity.
To it she needed learn to indentify reality as it exists for the other person, and thus give exactly what the other needs; to discern when, how and what to give.
PPP in Sag reflects the need to point to the metaphysical (not only religious) causes of an empirical reality that is out of alignment with Natural Law.
 Her Resolution Lilith in Libra conjunct asteroid Sophia in 10th house in a Grand Trine with Pluto and Chiron conjunct Pallas in Pisces in 2nd house intends to connect her with God’s feminine Wisdom and reflects the importance of including social factors as causes of inequality, poverty, women’s condition and lack of love to the fellow man; thus completing the connection and work she already established in an individual level through her loving mothering Ceres  (R.L. conjunct Sophia opposition Ceres in 4th house  T-square Neptune in Cancer in 7th).

Thanks to all for the opportunity to learn from you, and especially to Rad for your invaluable dedication and guidance.
God Bless
Mirta





Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Linda on Oct 31, 2011, 03:47 AM
Hi Rad,

Just wondering if we're going to receive your feedback now,
or whether we wait to receive your feedback when the others
post their assignments after the EA Conference.

Thanks,
Linda


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Linda on Oct 31, 2011, 04:42 AM
MOTHER TERESA OF CALCUTTA


Core EA dynamics


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The core dynamics of Mother Teresa’s Soul were defined by an unconscious emotional security structure rooted in a need to be involved in relationships on an equal basis in order to feel fulfilled and complete.  She sought balance and equality by compulsively projecting her subconscious needs and desires onto others in order to substantiate who she was through their eyes.  She sought approval from anything outside of herself, from what she believed to be God or Jesus, from the Church to the Pope, from partners in relationship to friends.  She completely embraced the doctrines and values of the Catholic Church and made that the credo of her life, in effect accepting the Church’s definition of how she should live her life.  The Church being a patriarchal distortion of our natural relationship to God intimidated her, as a woman, by putting her down on a level below men, thereby forcing her to play a submissive role.  This caused her to lose balance, to lose sight of who she truly was, thus her Soul created major evolutionary intentions in the development of her individuality, that would encompass freedom of choice, and a return to the quintessential natural woman, Mercury ruler of Pluto conj Natural Lilith 9th.

In reality Mother Teresa was a daemon soul, Pluto opp Galactic Ctr, SN Jupiter conj GC, who had been throwing off patterns of behaviour that were preventing further growth.  The main stagnant pattern was an act of “compensation,” Mercury t-squ Pluto and SN Jupiter, with the reasons for the stagnation correlating to Mercury (and Mercury ruling Pluto):  a crisis in consciousness relative to patterns of thinking and belief.  There had been a temptation to slide back into old patterns of thought, together with not knowing how to move forward.  The full phase opposition between Pluto and SN Jupiter meant that her Soul could now operate through a social purpose based upon listening to others.  So that she could be of service to the whole she needed to understand the reality of others in order to provide them with what they truly needed, thereby eliminating delusions of self-importance and arrogance (or giving to others from her own reference, and not theirs).  She had aligned herself with a work function in harmony with her natural capacities and evolutionary requirements and worked toward reaching “perfection” due to a standard of conduct that she was attempting to accomplish, however her standard of perfection had been unrealistic, Mars/Mercury/Jupiter Virgo/Libra 9th.

Her 9th house planets (especially Mercury squ Pluto) correlate to the issue of “compensation,” a fear of actualizing her true and natural self by adopting a “normal” kind of life, due to the fear of being persecuted for who she truly was, or a masochistic fear of freely stepping out from what others had designated for her, Pluto 7th.  Along with her large group of Souls, she had been mired in religious distortion of what is natural for predominantly the last 1,000 years (Virgo sub-age of Pisces age).  I think her lack of faith correlated to a Soul desire to redesign her life by addressing the past imbalances by changing her self-image and egocentric structure (all those planetary NNs in Cancer 7th, and PPP);  and with NN Mars exactly conj Pluto, courageously embarking on a new path of healing.  Her lack of faith was the beginning of that healing, Mercury squ SN Jupiter conj Galactic Ctr conj PPP.  Not only had she needed to overcome a tremendous sense of “guilt” that resided within her Soul, but she also needed to get past the guilt generated by the very act of using her own initiative to move forward, her own Mars energy and vitality, and the fact that she even had her own “desire nature,” or her own “Self,” in the first place, NN Mars conj Pluto opp PPP conj SN Jupiter.  

With the SN Jupiter Sag opp Pluto she had been a teacher in past lives.  She had spent her most recent life applying the realizations and lessons of distant times past into our world today.  Her social purpose and message was that our world had reached a limit (Pluto) in our destructive patterns of self-interest.  She had been a shining example of how the matriarchy lived, in a state of balance with Natural Laws expressed by way of sharing, caring and giving.  Since SN Jupiter Sag 1st is in a Retrograde condition (as are 5 other SNs), past life cultures that had shaped the issues in this lifetime had revolved around freedom and natural law.  As those belief structures of the Soul were resurfacing she progressively rejected and rebelled against how those archetypes were expected to be lived, drawing her closer to the actual truth regarding her inherent individuality.  With Jupiter Novile Pluto her Soul was approaching a whole new cycle in belief systems where she was moving toward formulating life around timeless universal laws.  This aspect lead to experiences of emptiness, meaninglessness, existential void, and loss of faith, but also to a letting go of the past so that the new cycle could begin.
    
Mother Teresa had unconsciously created a masochistic desire to attach herself to a spiritual teacher, Pluto opp SN Jupiter, who resonated with her Soul, SN Scorpio.  The process of remembering who she naturally was, a daemon soul, meant that she was in a relationship or marriage to Jesus or to his cause, water trinity 7th house (Pluto Gemini, Neptune Cancer, and 6 planetary North Nodes).  Neptune ruled by Moon Taurus 5th (conj NN) meant redefining her self-image so as to become emotionally self-secure and self-reliant, and to cease the delusive qualities of her relationship with Jesus, by putting her efforts into a purpose that was needed by society.  Her Moon ruled by Venus Leo 8th meant that she would need to purge anything from her Soul that was stagnant and in need of metamorphosis.  The sun-light of Leo would expose the imbalances of inequality in her relationships with others through a process of self-humiliation, Venus ruled by Sun Virgo 8th.  

She had projected her limitations, Pluto 7th, SN Scorpio, upon Jesus, and had become compulsively dependent upon his knowledge (teachings) as a means of determining who she was, what was right, what was wrong, what she should think, what she should believe, what she should do or should not do with her life, because she had lost touch with her individuality.  She perceived Jesus to hold all the knowledge, all the answers, and all the power.  She had a deep heart connection and had put him up on a pedestal, and made him the very centre of her universe, NN/Moon Taurus 5th ruled by Venus Leo 8th, Neptune Cancer 7th.  She osmosed spiritual power from him in her dependency upon his teachings, and felt loved unconditionally for her unique self, Jupiter rules 12th, Natural Lilith squ Magdalena.  The children from her “marriage” to Jesus were God’s children for whom she would care, by healing the sick, and feeding the poor, just like he did, NN/Moon Taurus 5th ruled by Venus Leo 8th, SN Neptune Aquarius 2nd, Magdalena 7th, Vesta sextile Jesus’ Sun/Moon/Vesta, Asteroid Magdelena conj Jesus’ NNs of Jupiter/Vesta, NN Neptune conj Jesus’ NN Pluto:


“People who have nothing, who are wanted by no-one,
who have become a burden to society, who have forgotten
what love is, what human touch is, and for us they are
the children of God.”


She sought a deep need for security and personal power by developing her mental powers and intellectual abilities to logically order her existence.  Due to patriarchal, cultural and religious conditioning, she subjugated herself to the doctrines of the Catholic Church – and in so doing sought direction for all of her thoughts and actions.  That is, she did not think for herself, but instead relegated her personal power to a religious organization controlled by men, and thereby was told “what to think, what to feel and what to do” as the way to serve God, and therefore adopted strict dogmatic vows of poverty, obedience, chastity, and charity to everyone.  

She relied upon this alliance with the Church to give her a sense of meaning and power in terms of communication, ideas, and the organization and categorization of anything within herself and within her environment, Mercury is the final dispositor in the chart.  She became over-saturated with a continuous stream of information, dogma, doctrine and directives that poured in, governing her thought processes and her actions.  In other words, she was being programmed to behave as a woman “should” behave in terms of the church, Mercury inconj Pallas.  The mental trauma that ensued created a crisis in consciousness forcing her to examine the underlying mental structures, thus exposing the weaknesses and untruths that would re-align her mind with natural laws, and allow her to find her own voice, Mercury squ Pluto, Chiron inconj Mercury, Mercury conj Natural Lilith, NN Taurus.

On the other side of the pendulum, after commencing her own Orders at the age of 40, she drew upon her natural resources, a deep radiating core of power, SN Scorpio, and took charge of the mission that allowed her to integrate her social purpose.  Being a victim of past social ostracization, she strongly disliked consensus life, needing non-conformity because it gave her Soul the freedom, independence and direct involvement with groups and individuals whom she wished to heal and transform through her social purpose, SN/NN.


“Teresa was not alone for long.  Within a year, she found more help than she anticipated.
Many seemed to have been waiting for her example to open their own floodgates of
charity and compassion.  Young women came to volunteer their services and later
became the core of her Missionaries of Charity.  Others offered food, clothing, and
the use of buildings, medical supplies and money.  As support and assistance
mushroomed, more and more services became possible to huge numbers of
suffering people.”


To the impoverished, sick and dying she was a servant or “messenger” of God who worked ceaselessly to alleviate their suffering.  To the outsider it appeared that Christian principles guided her work, but in fact she lived in an existential void which she filled with constant work and service.  Her existing philosophical structure incorporated patriarchally-induced hypnosis or programming of religious doctrine that her Soul had been steeped in during the Age of Pisces and Sub-Age of Virgo, SN Mercury Virgo 9th, SN Venus 9th, Mars/Mercury/Jupiter 9th.  The Garden of Eden myth operated unconsciously in Mother Teresa as masochism in which she felt guilty and inferior, and needed to atone for her guilt.  Due to this religious distortion, she was taught that man is superior to woman. She created continuous crisis in feeling she was never good enough, and completely lost her faith for 50 years.  In her self-punishment, she never stopped working and drove herself mercilessly in the work.  

In her Soul history she had suffered cataclysms along with her group or tribe such as sudden deaths from earthquakes, starvation, rape, war, resulting in sudden dislocation and displacement, mass hysteria, mass trauma, mournfulness, hopelessness, futility, Uranus rules 2nd, SN Neptune Aquarius 2nd, SNs Pluto/Saturn conj Uranus 1st, giving her a natural understanding of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual trauma as seen in the ghettos of Calcutta.  In her Soul’s history, she had also experienced clashes of will with patriarchal men when she refused to provide them with children for their narcissistic glory, fighting to remain a free woman, the result being imprisonment or death, Vesta conj Moon/NN/Amazone, Vesta/Saturn squ Venus, Vesta semisqu Pluto, Juno opp Chiron, Natural Lilith squ Magdalena.  She had miscarried children in pregnancy, or lost children in childbirth through natural cataclysms such as starvation, or children had been taken away from her, SN Neptune 2nd ruled by Moon, Saturn Aries 4th, Mars rules 4th, Saturn/Moon squ Venus, Ceres t-squ Uranus/Neptune, Ceres squ SNs Pluto/Saturn, ruler of 2nd house Uranus conj SNs Pluto/Saturn.  

She had been a victim of past patriarchal persecution in her role as vestal virgin, SNs Pluto/Saturn conj Uranus, Uranus ruled by Saturn conj Vesta, Vesta conj Moon/NN, Vesta semisqu Pluto (last phase), Vesta inconj Jupiter, Vesta squ Venus.  Vesta is prominent in the chart, and therefore impacts all areas of life, and has a global effect.  She has been described as “Love in action at the heart of the world,” Vesta 5th ruled by Venus Leo.  With Vesta being ruled by Venus 8th she represents the transmutation of the distorted feminine.  This accounts for Mother Teresa’s Soul desire for spiritual progress through her depth of universal love for humanity, and an inspiration of mind that would outshine any dogma, Venus conj NN Neptune conj NN Mercury.  In her Soul history, Vesta symbolized playing the role of blessed servant in any area of life, SN Vesta Sag 12th, from world travel, to working out on the streets, to behind the scenes with strangers, to playing the role of sacred prostitute, teacher or spiritual healer, she has been of service to humanity for many lifetimes, SN Vesta Sag 12th exactly opp NN Uranus Gemini 6th, and SN Vesta ruled by Jupiter Libra conj MC.  

Her Soul recreated the current life structures in order to de-condition from the past, and to further spiritualize her Vesta role, NN Vesta Cancer conj Neptune, bringing a redefinition of her self-image, and a desire to consciously know, not just believe in, but to know and unite with the Source Of All Things.  In order for this evolutionary progression to take place, she would create a returning Soul desire (Pluto) to expand her spirituality/consciousness (Neptune) by seeking balance and equality with others, not above or below others – but equal to (six NNs in the 7th house).  This would epitomize her future evolutionary journey, all Cancer NNs being ruled by the Moon conj Amazone conj NN, by a total redefinition of her self-image, developing more courage to stand up for what is naturally (not dogmatically) right, to expose the lies of the “media” of the distorted feminine through the religious/patriarchal system, and to reinstate and liberate the natural truth of the feminine with a thunderous voice (all 5th house planets/asteroids ruled by Taurus/Venus, Uranus rules 2nd house (the voice)).  

She said, “I will never turn a child away.” Uranus, Neptune, Ceres and BML in a grand cross describe a new evolutionary desire to care for, feed and clothe the children of the world, with a desire to be “Mother” of the world originating in past lives, SN Neptune Aquarius 2nd, SNs Pluto/Saturn ruled by Saturn Taurus 4th.  She took complete charge and control of the children in her care in a practical way.  For many of these children, perhaps they had received the care and sustenance from this angel for the first time ever in their dismal lives, Saturn trine Sun/Juno/Mars opp Chiron/Pallas Pisces.  With BML exactly trine Pluto she would enter a new cycle of cutting away pretensions and delusions to actualize who she essentially was.  She would be able to release the repressed anger from lifetimes and allow the creative transformative energy to pour into a powerful practical purpose to help the children, BML ruled by Venus Leo 8th.

Her analytical processes (Virgo) to analyze the perceived deficiencies within any belief system were inextricably linked to her philosophical convictions and intuitive processes (9th).  This accounted for the 50 years of questioning her faith, and the need for proof, a necessary process for expanding the philosophical structures in order to reveal and reinstate the natural truth.  This process meant finding the flaws, faults and weaknesses within her belief system while subjecting herself to a process of self-humiliation at the same time.  Herein lies the stress of the Virgo/Sagittarius square:  through her 9th house belief system the dishonesty within her Soul was exposed through man-made guilt, which lead to the path of atonement and self-purification as a result of that “sin” or old pattern.


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“No faith – no love – no zeal – the saving of souls holds no attraction.  
Heaven means nothing.  It has been like this more or less from the time I started the work.”


Mother Teresa’s life is shrouded in mystery and myth, Chiron Pisces 2nd opp Sun, Neptune Cancer 7th.  Past life relationships had been subject to sadomasochism and remnants of these dynamics had been carried over into the current life, SN Vesta conj SN Uranus, SN Vesta opp NN Uranus, with Mercury Virgo 9th ruling NN Uranus.  During a debate for and against her beatification she was accused of being a hypocrite.  In her home for the dying, the sick and dying were made to sleep on pallets, and were not allowed to get up and walk.  Friends could not visit.  With AIDS on the rise, needles were re-used.  Painkillers were not given.  Patients who could otherwise survive died from infections and lack of treatment.  The needy were refused help when they approached the nuns at the wrong time.  Nuns were discouraged from seeking medical training to deal with the illnesses they encountered (with the justification that God empowers the weak and ignorant).  According to Mother Teresa’s philosophy,


“It is the most beautiful gift for a person that he can participate in the sufferings of Christ.  
I think it is very beautiful for the poor to accept their lot.
These people who are suffering would be closer to God.  
Suffering is transformative.”


She projected her philosophy of deficiency, lack and critical self-focus upon the external environment.  How could she watch her patients languish and die without administering pain-killers?  With her Scorpio SN 11th and Virgo planets, her Soul was permeated with what appeared to be cruelty and sadomasochistic tendencies rationalized by her religious beliefs.  These tendencies were so deeply entrenched that they were directed principally toward herself in an act of self-humiliation, but her self-abnegating philosophy became extended to the people in her care (the group).  In this respect, she dominated everyone around her, with her sitting at the top of her pyramid structure.  Giving to others came from her own reference, and her own sense of critical judgment and belief structure.   However, she was also a natural humanitarian and healer who possessed knowledge into the natural healing processes of the body.  While some patients’ wounds would heal naturally, others would not, and perhaps she attributed this to being God’s will that they should die.  She fought against abortion, contraception and euthanasia, all views of the Catholic Church.  She described abortion as the enemy of peace:  “Mothers are murderers.”  She tried to impose her beliefs upon the disadvantaged by converting them to the Catholic religion, and this had been unpopular with Hindus at that time.  Could she have been duped and used as a marketing tool for her Church?  Pluto Gemini 7th, Jupiter Libra conj MC, Pluto/Neptune 7th.  

It’s been documented that she cured a patient of schizophrenia.  Sitting together, he witnessed a transfixation:  “The wrinkles disappeared.  She smiled and that was it.  It was the love of God.”  He called it ‘clinical hypnosis,’ which draws a parallel to the natural ability to understand universal healing laws, the way the mind affects the body, freeing people from imprints or beliefs that they perceive as real, SN Scorpio 11th, Jupiter Novile SN, Jupiter t-squ Uranus/Neptune, Jupiter squ Magdalena, Jupiter conj Natural Lilith.  It’s likely she possessed the knowledge of how positive/negative messages can affect the body, with healings being referred to as ‘miracles.’  Jesus, who performed miracles, sometimes asked the person if they really wanted to be healed.  Could it be that since both Mother Teresa and Jesus shared a Scorpio SN 11th and Gemini on the 7th house cusp, they had an innate instinct of the power of the mind, and the power of belief to heal?  In some cases, people were being transformed, that is, they were stepping out of the past into a new life, correlating to the natural gift of transformational healing, SN Scorpio 11th.  Her repetitive positive actions acted like a reprogramming or hypnotic suggestion tool upon the unconscious of the impoverished, sick and dying … and upon the imagination of the world … imbuing her with transformative healing power, Venus Leo 8th, and leading to her post-humous beatification, Venus rules MC, Saturn trine Juno/Mars/Sun.  

The demystification of Mother Teresa points to the fact that she tried to have faith, but didn’t succeed.  Questioning her beliefs was a necessary part of her evolution over many lifetimes.  Whatever little “faith” she had was in reality a re-connection to her own Soul, to her natural gifts of healing (PPP) inspired by Divine qualities of caring and compassion.  She instinctively knew, PPP Sag, that one does not need religion to carry out what is right and natural, yet guilt weighed heavily upon her mind for 50 years inducing the humility necessary to continue her spiritual evolution (Aries/Virgo inconjunct).  Agonizing about the existence of God and the questioning of her faith in fact heralded healing rather than damnation for her Soul, Sun opp Chiron.  The mental habits and beliefs of lifetimes, conditioned by the Church over the past 1,000 years (Virgo sub-age of Pisces Age) needed to be metamorphosed into the understanding of the actual truth.  She had to humiliate the ego, clear the mental garbage, and break free from the “media/”hypnosis imposed by the Church.  Regardless of whether she felt the presence of God or not, she followed her heart as her guiding light, Venus Leo 8th, NN Taurus 5th.  The alchemy from past to present to future took the form of her service coming from her own essence, warmth and wholesomeness, and her own Heart and Soul (not from a religious idea or dogma).  The creation of sustenance and stability for herself and for those in her care in turn attracted powerful others whom she could recruit to help her in her special mission, sometimes by way of donations of money, Venus Leo 8th.  It’s been reported that she took tainted money, $1.25m, from a gangster, Jupiter t-square Uranus/Neptune.  With her relationships based on karmic duty, Venus squ Saturn, whole groupings of people were coming in from past lives.  Having attained the role of world spiritual leader, her Orders expanded to literally hundreds of missions around the world, Jupiter Libra conj MC ruled by Venus Leo 8th.  

After many lifetimes in a great variety of relationships, Mother Teresa’s Soul progressively evolved toward celibacy and androgyny motivated by spiritual evolution, so that she could fulfill ongoing evolutionary intentions.  In recent prior lives, her Soul had already been trying to work through redefining her self-image in preparation for the special purpose she was destined to carry out, Moon conj NN.  Via the natural water trinity her Soul was becoming centred in the will of Source energy, thus changing the egocentric orientation of her Moon.  Her Moon conj NN was in a state of fruition and re-live because her intentions and motivations had been sufficiently pure to bring her extraordinary qualities into the current life, Neptune sextile NN (last qtr) and trine SN.  These qualities encompassed the ability to be receptive to the pain and suffering of others (Moon), to look deeply into human nature, to act as transformative healer (Scorpio), to self-sacrifice herself in service to others (Virgo), to set aside all self-interest for the sake of others (Chiron Pisces), and to be faithful to Jesus or to the natural truth, Magdalena Cancer 7th sextile Vesta Taurus 5th trine Natural Lilith Libra 9th.  
 
Throughout her career she would have to face the expansion of her intellectual database through experiencing doubt in the old ideas she had osmosed from teachers, authorities, bishops, priests, popes, scriptures, doctrines, dogma, etc., that is, information originating from the patriarchal power bases of others.  She surrendered to the special purpose assigned to her by Divine calling, Neptune ruled by Moon 5th, yet she was plagued with crisis and doubt?  Why?  She admitted to secretly being in a state of darkness for 50 years.  She could not disentangle herself from the inner lies, deceptions, the act of compensation, and the two faces shown to the world (duplicity), but kept a record of her doubts and misgivings in letters which were publically exposed post-humously.   The duplicity of messaging her faith to the world, yet hiding a loss of faith would have played heavily upon her conscience resulting in hiding and guilt.  Through fear of judgment and persecution Mother Teresa never got to turn around the act of compensation or heal the enormous amount of trauma within the daemon nature of her Soul which she kept hidden away from society, SNs Saturn/Pluto conj Uranus, ruled by Saturn.  The journey of healing for her Soul was a very delicate matter, and no doubt she had spent many years struggling with that dilemma.  She had taken the first steps to heal the unresolved trauma through the letters she had written (asking that they never be made public) but it will take great courage for her Soul to redesign her future lives to reflect the actuality of her Soul, Pluto conj NN Mars, NN Jupiter Cancer 7th, ruled by Moon conj Amazone.  

Privately, Mother Teresa’s doubts lasted 50 years in which she “felt no presence of God whatsoever.”


“Where is my faith? Even deep down ... there is nothing but emptiness and darkness ...
If there be God—please forgive me. When I try to raise my thoughts to Heaven,
there is such convicting emptiness that those very thoughts return like sharp
knives and hurt my very soul ... How painful is this unknown pain—
I have no Faith. Repulsed, empty, no faith, no love, no zeal ...
What do I labor for?  If there be no God, there can be no soul.
If there be no soul then, Jesus, You also are not true.”


16th century mystic, St. John of the Cross, coined the term “dark night of the soul” to describe a particular stage in the growth of some spiritual masters:  


“...for the soul's greatest suffering is caused by knowing her own miseries;  
it is at these times that the soul sees with more clarity than the light
of day that she is full of evil and sin, for God himself provides this
light of knowledge in the night of contemplation...”


With Lucifer semisqu Pluto (last qtr), because of duality, Mother Teresa could not know God without evil.  The intention of Lucifer (evil) is to separate, not unify.  Evil was the test of God to see if she would choose Him above any separating desire.  Mother Teresa’s chart has a Mystic Rectangle made up of:  


•  SN Scorpio 11th – Ruler of Scorpio, Pluto Gemini 7th – Desire for power, feelings of powerlessness, deepest emotional weakness, sexuality
•  NN/Moon/Lucifer Taurus 5th – Ruler of Taurus, Venus Leo 8th – Limited vision, slow to change, distorting personal needs into selfishness, survival instinct
•  Uranus Capricorn 1st – Ruler of Capricorn, Saturn Taurus 4th – Need for social recognition and power
•  Neptune Cancer 7th – Ruler of Cancer, Moon Taurus 5th – Insecure, emotionally demanding, deepest emotional weakness


In the spiritual evolutionary condition, she learned to change those messages to the opposite:  that God would provide all that she needed in order to sustain herself.  As the Bearer of Light, she had the alchemical power to free herself by identifying how to osmose God’s power and how better to serve.  She learned how to channel the power of the Mystic Rectangle toward the concrete completion of a significant life-task through determination and self-reliance.  Feeling cut off from the Spirit was actually an impetus for evolutionary growth, causing her to be self-reliant in every way.  She was forced to find her own way – without relying on another (Pluto 7th).  She defined for herself what it meant to walk a new path alone with courage (PPP 1st), to redefine her spiritual beliefs (Sag 1st), to carry out a special purpose through personal resolve, fortitude and strength of will (NN 5th), to act as the Bearer of Light to serve God better (Lucifer conj NN), to re-align with her natural self (Amazone conj NN, Natural Lilith Libra 9th), and to express the Natural Laws of sharing, caring and inclusion (Moon conj NN).  

The vision that Jesus had provided her with guidance of where to go, what to do, what to say, what to think, what to believe, had dried up, so naturally the pendulum had swung towards the PPP 1st house.  Driven by the unconscious need to gain absolution, the habitual deferment to others, the devaluing of herself, and the masochistic victimization suffered at the hands of the Church made it necessary to learn who she was in her own right – to stop denying herself – to forgive herself for her weaknesses – to be free and independent – to be comfortable within her own power without sublimating herself to the old patriarchal power structures.  Essentially she was finding out who she really was.  This evolutionary progression pressurized her to make a re-evaluation of her sense of self, by asking, “Who am I?” so that she could come from a deeper place of self-honesty (PPP Sag).  The evolutionary pressure for self-honesty and therefore the expansion of her philosophical framework made her ask questions such as:  “What is the actual truth?”  “What are the untruths?”  “What is right?”  “What is wrong?”  She needed to learn the facts, to synthesize the data, and to broadcast the simple truth through her actions, Taurus NN.  Motivated by self-honesty, she sought a deeper meaning that went beyond patriarchal lies, thus altering her perception of reality.  She would begin to value a knowing that came from inner stillness without the need for any explanations, dogma or doctrine, stabilized and secured by standing on the solid ground of a strong sense of self, connected to God in every way, yet being unconscious of that connection (Neptune 7th) would be the next step in her evolution.

Over-extending herself by scattering her mind and undertaking too much work, had the effect of inducing an alchemical process of synthesizing all the various facts, information, tasks and relating patterns into one cohesive philosophy (PPP Sag).  She sought to de-condition from the past by taking a completely new path of self-discovery, based on a synthesized philosophy of service to mankind, PPP Sag 1st ruled by Jupiter conj MC, Uranus Cap 1st.  The past life dynamics would alchemize into an inner marriage of self-empowerment, self-worth, and self-love, Venus Leo 8th, and the capacity to make deep commitments with others as a means for securing resources for group survival, NN Taurus 5th.  The new development served to reawaken her to Natural Laws and to her daemon origins, SN Jupiter 1st conj Galactic Ctr conj PPP, where she would osmose and enjoy the simplicity of life, intuit her connection to universal timeless truth, respect and love her natural self, and become a natural expression of the nurturing of Mother Earth and Nature.  Her desire to help others would now come honestly from within her Self and from within her own Soul, thus discarding the old patriarchal dogmas which were being swept away with the wind, and inducing a self-purification of all that is false.  This would allow all the information that she had gathered to be given a new but consistent interpretation via the step-by-step building of a stable and secure spiritual value system (Sag) based upon her own personal observations, instincts, insights, and courage, and the evolution of her own Soul gained essentially through her own unique efforts, NN Taurus 5th.


(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab96/lindatjonson/MotherTeresa3-1.jpg)


In 1981 Mother Teresa went to the Franciscan community in Cincinnati to launch a year-long celebration of the 800th anniversary of the birth of St. Francis of Assisi.


“I love St. Francis of Assisi because he had a great love for animals.
He used to talk with them and play with them—and scold them if they
did harm to anybody.  I love animals, too.  Animals are such simple
creations of God’s beauty.”


“They too, are created by the same loving hand of God which Created us...
It is our duty to Protect Them and to promote their well-being.”



Why Should We Love Animals?


Because they give everything asking for nothing back…
Because they are defenseless amid men's weapons and power…
Because they are eternal children…
Because they don't know hate…or war…
Because they don't know about money and only seek the protection of a shelter…
Because they explain themselves without words,
Because their eyes are as pure as their souls…
Because they don't know about envy or grudges,
Because forgiveness comes natural to them…
Because they love with loyalty and truthfulness…
Because they recognize and appreciate respect…
Because they don't buy love, they just expect it…
Because they are our companions, eternal friends that never betray…
And because they are alive.
Because of this and a thousand other reasons they deserve our love!
If we learn to love them like they deserve, for being creatures that feel,
suffer and need us, we will be closer to God.

~ Mother Teresa



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Thanks Rad for your feedback and guidance.


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Oct 31, 2011, 11:46 AM
Hi Linda, Mirta, Gray, Kristin, Ari, Gonzalo, Cat, and Jason

I think I will go ahead and post my comments about those who have presented their analysis tomorrow: Tuesday. And if the others wish to present their own analysis later on, cause of the conference, then I will of course also respond to those.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: jasonholley on Oct 31, 2011, 04:00 PM
Hi Rad and group,

I'm back and I will also plan to rejoin the thread on Mother Theresa after the conference.  Looking forward to reading what has already been posted as well.  Thanks as always Rad for this opportunity.

God bless,
Jason


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Nov 01, 2011, 12:12 PM
Hi Mirta and Linda,

Want you to know I have read through both of what you have presented. The DEPTH of both of your EA analysis's of Mother Teressa is simply exceptional EA work. And I want to thank you for taking the time to do such work: I know how much effort and time that you both have taken to do this.

I will have more to say when Jason, Gonzalo, and Ari are done at the EA conference, and thus have the time to do their own work on Mother Teressa's chart.

For now thank you and

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Linda on Nov 04, 2011, 04:02 AM
Hi Rad,

Thanks for your words of encouragement. 

Just to let you know that I have added a couple of Mother Teresa's quotes in the 3rd paragraph on her love for St Francis of Assisi and for animals, followed by the addition of a new paragraph commencing with the words, “Her 9th house planets (especially Mercury squ Pluto) correlate to the issue of compensation...........”     I've also included one of her poems at the very end called, "Why Should We Love Animals?"

Thanks,
Linda


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Nov 10, 2011, 08:14 AM
Hi Ari, Jason, and Gonzalo,

Please let me know if you wish to continue with our EA analysis of Mother Teressa.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Gonzalo on Nov 10, 2011, 11:04 AM
Hi Rad

Yes, I wish to continue with this practice thread ... now working on it ...

Thanks so much

God Bless,

Gonzalo


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: ari moshe on Nov 11, 2011, 12:31 AM
Hi Rad, I also have begun working on it. I will be gone until Monday and intend to post after then.


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: jasonholley on Nov 11, 2011, 07:36 AM
Hi Rad,

I also want to continue but realistically the earliest I will be able to post is towards the end of next week (Friday/Saturday).  I realize that's a while to wait and if the group wants to go on I will do my best to catch up then.

God bless,
Jason


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Nov 11, 2011, 08:20 AM
Hi Ari and Jason,

I would like to wait for both of you and Gonzalo before we proceed. Obviously due to the recent activities including the recent EA conference, and life itself, the rhythm we had all established had to change. I would like to keep us as a group as we move forwards together so would like to wait until all have worked on Mother Teressa's chart.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: BrendaP on Nov 13, 2011, 11:56 AM
This is a first attempt and has been sitting in my computer. I know it will be lacking the depth of the long term students, but I hope I have gotten some of the themes correct, and of course, am open to more learning.

Mother Teresa
Pluto in Gemini 7th House -- a soul that experiences all relationships, including her relationship with the Divine via the mental/intellectual function vs through the heart (later, through other aspects we will see that this culminates in actual physical heart failure). A soul who values rational thought, intellectualism, elevation of the mental body, left brain logic, and is oriented to a belief in mind over matter.
The PPP in Sagittarius, house 1-- the natural impulse to integrate the polarity will propel the individual into literal or mental travels so it is exposed to, and can embrace a wider cosmological viewpoint. There will be exposure to different cultures, races, faiths, and philosophies. From reaching out to a diversity of teachings, it will find the common core truths based on natural laws that underlie other beliefs/faiths, and realize everything the soul is looking for outside is in fact within. The soul is to align with natural laws, natural faith, to find it’s own higher wisdom aligned with such.
 The concept of duality is inherent in Gemini, and this, reinforced by the square by Mercury in Virgo will set up resistance in accessing the polarity point of Sagittarius.  Mercury in Virgo sets up inner doubts and resistance, this soul will need repeated provability (vs acceptance/surrender/Pisces) to sustain it’s faith. Lacking that on a continual basis (specifically Mother Theresa wanting to have another visitation with Jesus, and lacking that, experiences doubts, emptiness, lack of faith) and not being open to other forms of proof of the divine, the soul would continue to experience doubts, throwing it back into duality/separatist/left brain consciousness. Mercury in Virgo can have a purity/puritanical consciousness that has to suffer, endure, sacrifice. In Mother Theresa we see it as a co-dependent relationship with the divine based on works, mental and physical effort, vs letting go/receiving grace.
South Node in Scorpio, conjunct Pluto, 11th house ---this soul comes in with lifetimes of traumatic imprints of powerlessness and alienation. She has been in positions of power with groups of people who were considered disenfranchised and outcast from the mainstream. This would have created conditions of necessary isolation and alienation, to evolve the soul’s growth. This is intensified with the Pluto-Moon opposition, having an unfillable emotional black hole, which enables her to identify with the sufferings of others, and which, when transmuted and/or projected outward, allows her to reach and have an affect on masses of people: mass influence, appeal and power on mass consciousness—and yet, despite this, there is always that inner emptiness and void.
North Node In Taurus house 5  -—in a spiritual stage soul, under natural law this could be a harnessing of the sacral chakra energies, especially with Moon/Vesta conjunct the North node—tending the sacred fires of her faith. With a Taurus N Node she is here to establish within a tangible sense of self-security and sustenance.  Had she been open to examining other beliefs/spiritual practices, with this aspect, she could have learned to harness the kundalini energy and  she could have also reached an ecstatic cosmic union with the divine---she would then experience the desired union with Jesus, that she felt ever eluded her. This, then, would have empowered her, would have filled up the emptiness and doubts she experienced. She would have been the receptacle of divine energy and manifestation via co-creation with the divine.
 Despite her conditioning of limits, sacrifice she does amass huge amounts of money to finance the charities NNode Taurus/H5). However, instead of bringing in a sense of abundance, instead of allowing this abundance to be shared with the poor, she still falls back on the Pluto/Mercury, Mars in Virgo- the belief in suffering and sacrifice on this earth for heavenly rewards, as a means of getting closer to the divine and projects her beliefs onto others.
Sun/Juno/Mars stellium in Virgo opposing Chiron/Palla in Pisces  --in a spiritual state- a self imposed crucifixion, a commitment and dedication to a spirituality based on denial, masochism, and sacrifice.  Mars in Virgo can be a physical as well as metaphorical self-flagellation in terms of not being good/perfect enough, as compared to a perfect G-d, and an unrelenting drive to unrealistic standards of perfection. With Juno here, supports a life of celibacy. A lesson for Virgo/Pisces axis is that spirit is, just and always, a breath away.

With the ruler of N node, Venus, in Leo, H 8 shows the inherent potential of transformation by the heart, it can also point to a great love of children, in a wider/non individual way  (natural ruler of 8th house, Scorpio in House 11). Had she better integrated the PPP in Sagittarius, she would have been able to see the divine in everything, she would have seen the face of Jesus sitting with her at all times, visiting her in the faces of all the children and people she helped. She would have opened to unconditional love, compassion and surrender, unfettering the rigidity of her thinking---puritanical, doubts -and conditioning. The deep inner void would have been filled with spirit---which is what she always longed for.
With many nuns, there is so much focus/opening of the higher chakras, and denial/underuse or underdevelopment of the lower chakras, it creates many imbalances in the physical body. Had she worked with the lower chakras in accordance with natural law, the lower chakras could have then fed the energy of her heart and strengthened it (the alchemical/transmutive relationship of fire and water) which would have been regenerative. Instead there was a disconnect which, ultimately, it took its toll.



Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Nov 14, 2011, 08:11 AM
Hi BrendaP,

It's is wonderful that you have decided to join our thread on Mother Teressa, and practicing the EA paradigm. Good for you. I am waiting for Gonzalo, Jason, and Ari to post before we proceed ahead as a group to the next step with Mother Teressa. When they post their analysis's I will then post my comments about the efforts of all within our group. Thanks for joining us.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Gonzalo on Nov 14, 2011, 02:44 PM
Hi Rad, and group .... I am sorry I will not be able to post within soon, because of circumstances in my life  ..... Hope to read what others post .... 

God Bless,

Gonzalo


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: BrendaP on Nov 15, 2011, 11:09 AM
Thanks for welcoming new people. I know we are waiting for the others---and  I really look forward to reading and learning--some beautiful work, and minds.

I input this before I chickened out!

Thanks for your guidance and teachings.


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: ari moshe on Nov 16, 2011, 11:38 AM
Hi Rad and everyone,

I have a question about her evolutionary state. It's really unclear to me how to describe this. Is her intense doubt and perseverance characteristic of late first stage spiritual? I can see that possibility based on the nature of first stage spiritual which is really intensely focused on getting over the "good enough" hump whereas in the second stage there is usually more direct knowledge, as well as arrogance involved.

I also see many signs of first stage spiritual confusion - the ways that she identified with patriarchal concepts that come from the roman catholic church. Many of her views were clearly the church's views and reflect a non total understanding of the Truth. I wonder if there was tension within her about what is actually true versus what the church wanted her to believe?


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Nov 16, 2011, 01:30 PM
Hi Ari

Yes the inner doubts in VERY characteristic of the 1st Stage spiritual from the beginning. It can then be cyclically occurring from then until around 3/4 of the way through this 1st Stage. Perseverance is a function of desire that can of course manifest in any stage of evolutionary development. And yet there was that inner tension but, because of it, it made her more determined to stay with the Church doctrine anyway. This was because she inwardly felt herself to be a fraud in some ways because of the utter inner darkness that plague most of her life. And there was a karmic reason for that.

God Bless, Rad   


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: mountainheather on Nov 17, 2011, 03:25 PM
Mother Theresa

I am attempting to outline the bottom line based on the trinities of the past and future. I know the aspects, other planetary nodes, etc would give much more, but I'd like to grasp the basics first. I hope thats appropriate for this thread.  Thanks for the opportunity.

Pluto  in the 7th in Gemini
South Node in the 11th in Scorpio
Ruler Pluto in the 7th in Gemini

PPP in the 1st in Sagittarius
North Node in the 5th in Taurus
Ruler Venus in the 8th in Leo




The Past
Mother Theresa came to this earth having experienced an intense relatedness and attachment to a chosen community(trinity of the past).  The trauma of her past includes feelings of betrayal(scorpio) within her chosen community(H-11). Perhaps she was rejected and persecuted for seeking the natural inner Godhead within the context of  a dogmatic Christian theology previously, and then her soul internalized that rejection/wound.  She could consequently be suspicious or fearful of her own natural impulse to evolve spiritually, and thus have doubts and fears of choosing the desire to return to the creator. She could project this (7-H)on her outer experience. She could be torn between 1)her attachment to her vows to her community (the church and the poor) and 2)her desire to evolve and deeply live a personal experience of the inner Godhead. This  would create duplicity in her mind (gemini), with a lack of understanding the middle road. This could manifest, too as extreme mental states and interpretations of what is required of her, (i.e God has completely abandoned me or I must completely sacrifice my own life (natural emotional evolution)for others. Could her sense of betrayal even by God, be a seen as projection of her struggle  with her own choices, that dual desire nature of her soul? She had abandoned her Self, her own spiritual evolution, for a God defined by her community.
This is an echo of the fact that she is in first spiritual evolutionary stage, where she is naturally sifting through her spiritual substance to find what is real, and hiding herself and indeed doubting what choices to make. Walking the unsettling, uncertain, at times dangerous path towards God within is daunting and often not initially rewarding.  Perhaps it could be said her perceptions, expectations and projections of what God ought to be (based on her own and others ideas)had reached a limit and she required a transformation of heart, a growth and evolution to an emotional intimate union with the source. She could still, of course, be of service to others, but it would necessitate the painful process of stepping out of her comfort zone and in fact embracing her ugly  doubts and despair, having them light the way to her transformation.
 
The Future
The future trinity bringing her forward speaks to this. Her soul path would be to develop a broader perspective and philosophy of God based on her own natural(PPP-sag) instincts(1-H) and to express (NN 5-H)and embody(taurus) that relationship(venus). She could develop a way  of listening and really hearing the higher voice (venus, H-8) of inner wisdom from within and wholeheartedly (5-H) and passionately (H-8)have that lead her(Leo).  The Venus in Leo in the 8th house feels like such a relief to me, as her modus operandi is about her being able to express her deep choice for God, after all of the hinderances to experiencing that in her past. Then she will be able to respond to her instinctive natural desire to find God in a personal way.


Well, that feels like the bare bones for now.
Thanks for the chance to practice this Rad.

Heather


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: ari moshe on Nov 17, 2011, 03:25 PM
Here is a beautiful excerpt from her book "My Life for the Poor"

He is the Life that I want to live,
He is Light that I want to radiate.
He is the Way to the Father.
He is the Love with which I want to love.
He is the Joy that I want to share.
He is the Peace that I want to sow.
Jesus is Everything to me.
Without Him, I can do nothing.

I am Albanian by birth. Now I am a citizen of India.  I am also a Catholic nun.  In my work, I belong to the whole world.  But in my heart, I belong to Christ.
I was very young, no more than twelve years old, when, in the heart of my family, I first experienced the desire to belong completely to God. I thought and prayed about it for six years.

It was at the feet of our Lady of Letnice (in Skopje) where I first heard the divine call, convincing me to serve God and to devote myself to His service.  I remember the afternoon of her feast of the Assumption.  I was praying with a lighted candle in my hands and singing in my heart, full of joy inside, when I took the decision to wholly devote myself to God through religious life.

Mine was a very happy and united family. Following my vocation was a sacrifice which Christ asked of me and my people. When I was eighteen, I went to the mother house of the Loreto Sisters in Rathfarnham. I left Rathfarnham after only six weeks. I had joined in October 1928 and in January 1929, I went to India to do the noviciate.

I did my noviciate in Darjeeling and took the vows with the Loreto Sisters. For twenty years, I was at work in education in the St. Mary's High School, which was mostly for middle class children. I loved teaching, and in Loreto I was the happiest nun in the world.

On September 10, 1946, while I was going by train to Darjeeling for my spiritual retreat, I experienced a call to renounce everything and to follow Christ into the slums, to serve the poorest of the poor.  In a quiet, intimate prayer with our Lord, I heard distinctly, a call within a call. The message was quite clear: I was to leave the convent and help the poor whilst living among them.  It was an order. 

I left the Loreto Sisters in 1948. Leaving was my greatest sacrifice, and the most difficult thing I have ever done.  It was much more difficult than to leave my family and country to enter religious life.  But I had the inner command to renounce Loreto to go to serve the poor in the streets, and I had the blessing of obedience.

After leaving Loreto, I was on the street, with no shelter, no company, no helper, no money, no employment, no promise, no guarantee, no security.  I prayed, "God, You, only You.  I trust in Your call, Your inspiration. You will not let me down."  I needed a roof to shelter the abandoned, so I started to search. 

Soon, young girls, former students of mine from Loreto, began to join me. They took off their expensive saris with great satisfaction in order to put on our humble cotton ones. This first group was about twelve, by the time the congregation was established.

In 1950, the Holy Father approved of the new congregation of the Missionaries of Charity. I didn't choose this name. It came from the call.  It is what we are meant to be: carriers of God's love.  Since then, girls from all over the world have been joining.

I am nothing. He is all.
I do nothing of my own. He does it.
I am God's pencil.   
A tiny bit of pencil with which He writes what He likes. 
God writes through us,
and however imperfect instruments we may be,
He writes beautifully.

http://home.comcast.net/~motherteresasite/autobiog.html (http://home.comcast.net/~motherteresasite/autobiog.html)


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: ari moshe on Nov 17, 2011, 07:50 PM
Mother Theresa - late mid first stage spiritual

I'm holding the question in my heart, why did she come into life in the way that she did, manifesting her purpose in the way that she did - connected with the Roman catholic church, an overtly consensus religion. What is this soul resolving? What is the basis for the inner void and abandonment she felt through her entire life?

First a note about her father. It's unknown exactly how he died - it was likely a murder. Here is a quote from http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090317181720AAdXWDs (http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090317181720AAdXWDs)

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 Nikola's funeral was not only attended by his closest relatives and friends, but also by many distinguished citizens of Skopje of different nationalities and religions, as well as by many poor people whom he used to help. Nikola was buried in the Catholic cemetery in Skopje.
The fact of all kinds of people of all kinds of faiths attended his funeral implies that he was in a non consensus evolutionary condition which makes this soul innately prone to all kinds of persecution.

His death happened when she was about 8 years old. After his death the family faced a financial crisis and her mother took over the household. I am going to just point out the relevant transits at that time just to provide some preliminary context for where this soul is coming from coming into this life.

At the time of his death Saturn was in Leo in her 8th house squaring her own natal nodes. That provides meaningful soul context that helps me to get the larger story behind that experience. It emphasizes a karma of unresolved abandonment coming into this life as signified by her own 8th house sun squaring the nodes, and the sn in Scorpio. We will come to that later.

In the past, this soul has been deeply sensitive and attuned to the reality of the planet - the condition of those who are in the minority casts, who are persecuted by the mainstream. Her underlying desire has been to interact and be available, to listen and meet the needs of the human beings on this planet. She has in fact incarnated in this planet in the past with the special ability to do such a things - this is signified by the by quintile between the sn in Scorpio in the 11th and its ruler Pluto in Gemini in the 7th which emphasizes the ability to creatively actualize the work that other people have already done before her. I think in this life that has been exemplified as creatively actualizing a path that has at one time already been set forth by Jesus.

This soul has been intensely focused on where and how she can be needed. Thus learning how to deeply listen to all views, all ideas and appreciate the relativity and validity of all walks of life have been of up most importance to this soul.

The way she has acted upon and initiated these desires has naturally manifested through service and travel - Mars in Virgo in the 9th. That 9th house is ruled by Mercury which is in a first quarter square with Pluto and is also the ruler of Pluto. Mercury is also in a balsamic phase with Jupiter, also in the 9th house. The kinds of questions this soul has been asking is simply "where can I go to help? How can I be available to serve all different kinds of people? How can I listen better to my intuition and perceive clearly what is needed of me? How can I be of greatest service?" She has been guided to a path that involves constant work and service through a great exposure to diversity. This work and service was inspired by a vision (9th house) of what she is to do (Virgo).

This has literally been sybmolized in her last life when one day she received the clear instructions of what she is to do in that life. From the quote in my last post:
Quote
On September 10, 1946, while I was going by train to Darjeeling for my spiritual retreat, I experienced a call to renounce everything and to follow Christ into the slums, to serve the poorest of the poor.  In a quiet, intimate prayer with our Lord, I heard distinctly, a call within a call. The message was quite clear: I was to leave the convent and help the poor whilst living among them.  It was an order.

On that day transiting Mercury was in her 9th house COMBUST her natal Mars in Virgo in the 9th house. This was a message that she received on a train traveling a long distance, indicating what work she is to do. Transiting Mars was also conjunct her MC and the sn of Mars at that time, thus activating her social role. Her MC is ruled by Venus in Leo in the 8th which is the ruler of the nn in the 5th in Taurus, a special purpose that she is to carry through with tenacity.

This soul has experienced great trauma and abandonment in the past which correlates strongly to Jesus's own persecution and death. Her own Sun Juno and Mars is conjunct Jesus's Pluto in Virgo. Her Juno and Sun is squaring her nodes. In the past she has been married to a servant of God (Juno in Virgo) who had a special purpose and destiny (Sun) and was persecuted, 8th house, sn in Scorpio. This lead to a deep feeling of abandonment and betrayal as signified by the 8th house Virgo planets. The question becomes "Why?" After Jesus's death, his teachings and message remained and yet the world continued to grow darker. Living in faith and devotion to God was the challenge, and this is exactly what this soul has struggled with in the past.

Within this has also been struggles for survival - where masses of People have simply been without basic needs. This soul has devoted herself in the past, in a bodhisatvic kind of way, to serve the masses and provide for those who are needy, to be an agent of God. The skipped step dynamic here with Chiron squaring the nodes is implied by this soul herself not feeling the connection to source, not trusting that she had what she needed to be of service. Chiron in Pisces in the second house - feeling deeply lost, like being in an Ocean with no direction to go. The lesson for her has been to Trust that God will give her what she needs to be of service. Her faith has been tested in the past by way of being in situations of absolute lack and poverty and actually having given up faith in God's presence. Noting that the core issue with Virgo Sun is the perception of lack. This Sun squaring the nodes and opposing this Chiron which signifies a skipped step for this soul implies that this soul had the evolutionary requirement to keep on working, even when it seemed absolutely futile.

What would have lead to the skipped step, seeing that Chiron forms a first quarter square to the sn and is opposite the Sun which itself is forming a first quarter square with the nn, and Chiron is also conjunct  Pallas Athene and ruled by Neptune in Cancer in the 7th which forms a T square with Jupiter in Libra in the 9th and Uranus in Capricorn in the 1st points to the special purpose for this soul to travel (Jupiter as apex to the T square, and note it is also conjunct the MC) and create a structure of her own doing, one that is totally new; something that no one else is doing that serves a necessary social need (Uranus Capricorn 1st) – this has involved loving others unconditionally and meeting and providing for their deepest needs through unconditional love. She has met in this process great persecution for the work she was doing which also created great disillusionment in her relationship with her primary partner: God. The Neptune emphasis, especially given that it is ruled by the Moon in Taurus in the 5th house on the nn implies a core self sufficiency liked with a relationship with the divine. This soul has remained detached and free of personal need. However the personal loss that she has experienced in this process has truly created a crisis within her which is the deep need to feel loved and heard (7th house) by the divine. Translating back to Chiron in the second, she has kept all of this inside and remained stubborn in following her divine calling, all the while her inner feeling is like, as Stacy once described the Pisces archetype, a car on empty being expected to run.

Within her soul is a deep woundedness that manifests as futility and helplessness based on having seen so many times the utter devestation of humanity and not understanding how to alleviate suffering. This is why in this life she has often said that suffering is not a bad thing, that it can be experienced as a blessing if it is understood in the right way. What she means by this is that suffering doesn't mean God has abandoned us, it means that we can have faith in God's plan and trust God even more.

Here is a quote of hers about suffering:
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Suffering is not a punishment. God does not punish. Without our suffering, our work would be just social work - it would not be the work of Jesus Christ, not part of the redemption...All that suffering-where would the world be without it? Innocent suffering is the same as the suffering of Jesus. He suffered for us and all the innocent suffering is joined to his in the redemption. It is co-redemption. That is helping to save the world from worse things...Like all gifts, it depends on how we receive it. And that is why we need a pure heart to see the hand of God, to feel the hand of God, to recognize the gift of God in our suffering. He allows us to share in his suffering and to make up for the sins of the world.

This is what she was learning so deeply in this life time. This is what the lesson was for her, to have a pure heart and trust God, even when conditions seemed very dark and there seemed to be no direction or salavation of any kind in sight. In a Chironic kind of way, her woundedness was the medicine, staying close to God even during intense doubt and sharing the medicine of faith was in fact a deep healing for her own soul.

The last part of that quote "He allows us to share in his suffering and to make up for the sins of the world" also has to be understood that this soul, at her evolutionary condition, understands that the sins of the world are our own individual sins. The way people all around the world are being mistreated and are unwanted reflects our own karmic condition as a whole. We have all played a part in this. Sin as she spoke of it was not the consensus idea of sin such as the garden of eden myth. It's more about the violation of natural law. Suffering with joy is synonymous with embracing whatever happens to us in gratitude and trusting something higher than ourselves.

Her words have often been misinturpreted as representing the oh so common christian masochism.
She herself was a masochist, and was very well aware of it. She struggled her entire life with her own fatih, with believing the very words she spoke that I quoted above.

Integrating the Juno and Sun through the nodes is about marrying herself to a social purpose that will enable her to be in constant devotion and work for something greater than herself. The path of renunciation that she chose for herself, and the fact that she choose to come into a very consensus Christian reality is a reflection of her unresolved guilt as it has helped her to perpetuate her own inner feeling of lack.

She has not found herself worthy of sharing with another, of giving herself over to another as she has at a core level felt abandoned by God. This is also reflected in the Chiron in the second ruled by Neptune in the 7th. While they are not inconjunct, the archetypal relationship exists and the rulership connects them. It points to the lesson to develop self reliance in forming a relationship with God and God alone. This however has become distorted in not letting herself have any personal needs, leading to the second house head in the sand of remaining internally isolated and alone. The few people she sought guidance from were the consensus state clergy who, for the most part, were not able to understand or appreciate her condition. She kept herself in that world because of the masochistic mentality that it allowed her to work through.

Another note, she has come into this life with similar angle’s and the same nodal positions as Jesus himself. I have seen this a few times before - souls who manifest similar charts as prior life teachers, or figures that were very important to them in the past.

Her second house is ruled by Uranus which is retrograde in Capricorn in the first house. She has been a hermit and a loner – fundamentally relying on her own path, her own vision and intuition (Sag on ac) to guide her steps. As stated, this has lead to social judgements of all kinds. That Uranus is conjunct the sn of Pluto and Saturn. So this has very directly been about confronting patriarchal conditioning. And what did she come into in this life? An incredibly patriarchal culture and path, she even kept her money in the Vatican. Besides for the need to recreate and deal with her own masochism, I see another purpose behind her seeming aliegance to the church.

The retrogradation of Uranus implies that she has really tried to break free from consensus limitations and has been persecuted for it. This emphasizes the impulse within the soul to do her own thing regardless of what other people think. The nn of Pluto and Saturn Vesta and Jupiter are all in Cancer in her 7th house conjunct Neptune and either squaring her Jupiter and/or MC. This is her ultimate destiny to bring into the status quo a spiritual path that embraces the feminine, that is rooted in a concept of the divine (Neptune) that is about listening, inclusion, nurturing and acceptance (Cancer in the 7th). The opposition between her Uranus in Capricorn and Neptune in Cancer with Jupiter in the middle of the two, noting that Jupiter rules her first house, emphasizes the evolutionary purpose of this soul to completely follow her own path, her own direction as inspired by her inner visions. By observation, it seems that the Uranus retrograde in Capricorn in the 1st on those south nodes signifies a relive dynamic – to come into a patriarchal society wherein her purpose would be to create change from within it. This would point to a soul who, similar to the dynamics of Obama, knew herself to be different evolutionarily than the consensus reality she was connected to, yet was a part of it in order to revolutionize it, which she in fact did.
Rad, is that an accurate understanding of this signature?

The north node in Taurus in the 5th house signifies the evolutionary purpose to actualize a special destiny that would enable her to actually listen to the needs of other people, and serve them. The sn in Scorpio and Pluto in the 7th, she can get lost in trying to create change that she would loose patience and perseverence by way of forming relationships with too many souls, listening to too many ideas and talking to too many people. The north node, as facilitating the Pluto polarity point, emphasizes the intention for this soul to internalize her own purpose and follow the directions that she is inwardly called to follow, this means she is always following her own vision (ppp in Sag in the 1st) even when other people's ideas, opinions and needs about how to help humanity is penetrating her feild of awareness. The Taurus nn keeps her self contained and focused on the special purpose she is here to fulfill.

The ruler of her nn is Venus in Leo in the 8th and is in a first quarter square and ruler of Saturn in Taurus in the 4th. This is implying that she has repressed her emotional needs on the basis of having been abandonded and lost a sacred way of life in the past. One dynamic this would point to would just be the general patriarchal judgements and persecution of the empowered feminine. Noting that Saturn is conjunct Vesta which also squares Venus points to the gradually distorted Vestal role and lifetimes where her own gender identity and power have been repressed based on all the judgments and projections that have been directed towards her.

When she was little, after her first Saturn square, her mother took care of the financial needs of the family once the father was killed. This self reliance and the symbol of that experience is something she has deeply internalized prior to this life. This is symbolized by these Saturn Venus signatures.


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Nov 18, 2011, 08:36 AM
Hi mountainheather,

Welcome to our thread on Mother Teressa. The value is in the effort, and we all start somewhere. Thanks for making that effort. Ari has now presented his analysis and Jason will sometime this weekend as he said. After he does I will be making my comments for everyone who has participated thus far in this EA analysis of Mother Teressa.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: jasonholley on Nov 20, 2011, 07:32 PM
Hi Rad and all,

Here is my analysis of the evolutionary bottom lines in Mother Teresa’s chart:

This is a Soul whose focus for many many lifetimes has been learning – collecting information and knowledge about anything and everything (Pluto in Gemini).  Its quest for learning has led it into many experiences, and it has recently (many lifetimes ago) completed an entire transitional evolutionary cycle during which the information it collected allowed it to develop a deep understanding of its own smallness and to right-size itself relative to others, as well as its own proper function and service in society (implied Pluto completion of 6th house).  Indeed its many lessons have left the Soul with a deep desire and overwhelming need to be useful and to be of spiritual service to others (Mercury, ruler of Pluto, in 9th/Virgo; Mercury also ruler 6th; Virgo stellium including Mars in 9th).  In the relatively recent karmic past it has begun an entirely new cycle of evolutionary growth focused on developing a more objective awareness of itself and others (Pluto in 7th), and in the 1st stage spiritual it has been spending many lifetimes connecting with others and collecting information and diverse spiritual perspectives (Pluto in 7th/Gemini).  The Soul has become highly identified with the mental process and the thinking function, with the result that one of the major dilemmas of this Soul is a deep difficulty in finding itself, or finding any natural, basic, instinctive truth due to all the information and perspectives it has attempted to take in.  The Soul’s focus on collecting information and listening to others such that it can find itself completely overwhelmed and depleted due to information overload; no matter what it may perceive or believe, it can always collect and reference information that the opposite is also possible.  At a very deep level, then, there is a profound spiritual uncertainty in the Soul and a kind of perpetual imbalance and tension that makes it very difficult to commit, to say a firm and consistent yes or no to anything, to close in any way the doors to new information as is involved when making choices.  And so in the process of desiring a more objective awareness of life and an understanding of others on their own terms, in many lifetimes the Soul has tried to be all things to all people, has tended to define itself entirely through the use of the terms of others or the belief systems of others, and in the process has tended to lose track of its own nature.  In the course of this is it has also been led to many different extremes of experience (7th), all of which the mental function and its relativistic processes have tended to justify and explain away (Gemini).

In the lifetime of Mother Teresa, the Soul was in the midst of a critical choice-point in its evolutionary growth, a “crisis of action” wherein it was being called to develop its own perceptual process for recognizing and discerning Truth and of integrating the boggling amount of information and perspectives it has encountered (Mercury, ruler of Pluto, in 1st quarter square to Pluto, in 9th/Virgo).  The Soul must develop a means of narrowing the information collected from outside itself such that its perception leads to a direct and intuitive discernment of what is real vs. settle for a merely conceptual understanding that is derived through absorbing information and what it hears from others (Pluto in Gemini/7th).  This choice-point has taken the form of a deep existential crisis in the Soul, very appropriate because crises of meaning are this Soul’s primary vehicle for acting on its evolutionary desires (Mars In 9th/Virgo).  The crisis is specifically the experience of doubt (Virgo) – doubt relative to the various tenets, precepts, and propositions that the Soul has taken on from others in order to define reality.  The perceptual function itself is being reworked, as it evolves from having been narrowed through the wholehearted adoption of others’ self-righteous (and Judeo-Christian) reality frameworks (SN Mercury in 9th/Virgo), through the experience of doubt (Mercury 9th/Virgo), to a much deeper and heart-based means of knowing through merging with that which is perceived in order to know it directly (Mercury NN 8th/Leo).

There are two distinct ego structures and consequent lifetime patterns which the Soul has developed in order to pursue its desires relative to the above.  On the one hand the Soul has often incarnated with an intense orientation towards questioning, transformation, and rebellion (SN in 11th/Scorpio).  In these lifetimes the Soul has been preoccupied with deep and intense inquiry, the question over and over being “why,” an intense psychological focus to understand itself and others to the core and to penetrate to the deepest level of answers (Scorpio).  The Soul has sought to take down and pull apart all of the societal and cultural strictures that it had accumulated upon itself earlier in time, penetrating these to their core, absorbing what is of use and discarding the rest (11th house).  Many of these lifetimes have involved trauma and cataclysm, violation, crossing of boundaries, and alienation, all crises created by the Soul to “prune” itself in order to fulfill its social purpose (SN full phase inconjunct Pluto) the Soul having recognized that in order to listen objectively and understand correctly per its past desires (Pluto in 7th/Gemini), and in order to actualize its deep desires for service (Mercury ruler of Pluto and chart dispositor), anything that has been taken on which would block this must be removed.  

In these lifetimes, then, relationships with others were a primary vehicle of the Soul’s evolutionary process (SN in Scorpio; SN ruler Pluto in 7th/Gemini).  The Soul pursued a diversity of relationship forms with many, many people.  Given its hunger to learn and to release limiting cultural forms, the Soul frequently involved itself with fellow students (Gemini 7th), teachers (7th ruler Mercury in 9th), and persons from foreign cultures or locations relative to its own (also 9th).  It would have naturally encountered opportunities to meet these kinds of people given that it was likely involved in fringe groups, often secretive and subjected to persecution (SN 11th/Scorpio), such as for example, early Christian groups persecuted by pagans, and then later occult and other groups persecuted by Christians.

These relationships went in all different directions and exposed this Soul to all different kinds of information and perspectives, but what they all had in common were features of crisis and humiliation (inconjunct), and in fact even betrayal (Scorpio), all of which had the effect of inducing the Soul into deep self-analysis and probing, releasing of layers and layers of accumulated beliefs and proscriptions.  Of particular importance have been the Soul’s relationships with spiritual/religious teachers, to which it has been very prone (7th ruler Mercury in 9th also ruling 9th; Jupiter in 9th/Libra and also rules 12th; Neptune in 7th).  In these situations, the Soul being in a very fundamental way extremely influencable and desiring to please (Pluto 7th), it would constellate versions of the guru-devotee type crisis, wherein it would give of itself to and define itself through self-righteous teachers or hierophants and take on whatever they offered, then in some way end up being disillusioned and betrayed, let down by them.   Then the Soul would find itself sometimes alone even within the group, or back as a group of one.  A particular dynamic of importance that may have constellated in these situations, relevant to some of Mother Teresa’s obsessions in her own lifetime, is that of childbearing with the teacher and then having the child taken away or in some way being separated from that child (Pluto and Ceres, chief actors in the Persephone myth, both inconjunct to SN, essentially a yod with wide sextile).    In fact, the indications are that the Soul was perpetually denied “motherhood” in these lifetimes (Moon opposite SN), often due in some way to teachers or teachings, ideologies that prevented it (Jupiter inconjunct Moon).  It is easy to see how these experiences have translated into Mother Teresa’s own current-life concerns with abortion and idealizing motherhood, as well as her choice to become  a “mother” to the thousands she served.  

Again the evolutionary purposes of these many relationships and betrayals has been to assist the Soul in penetrating to the root of, and deconditioning from, belief systems and cultural accretions that no longer served it (SN 11th/Scorpio).  However, while the drive towards this growth is strong, the Soul’s own resistance has also been very strong (Nodes in Taurus/Scorpio and fixed houses).  For additional reasons discussed more below, the Soul has had great difficulty with deconditioning from particular aspects of Christian and patriarchal belief systems, and has therefore held onto these even through the many betrayals and wake-up calls described here.

Before turning to the Soul’s resistance, another development that bears mention now is that while all of this activity of course could be quite consuming and distracting for the Soul, meaning the intense numbers of relationships and the places they would take the Soul, nevertheless the Soul also benefitted from some experiences in these lifetimes that whenever it would begin to lose its way, perhaps by being too easily influenced by the new relationships and all of the associated new information, the Soul would experience in these lifetimes fated encounters with others which would, in some sense, help it to “course correct”, and stay in alignment with the destiny pattern it was intending (Venus 3rd quarter septile SN).  These would often be secret figures, unknown to others, who would encourage the Soul in its own continuing unfoldment, and who would remind the Soul of its specialness (Venus in 8th/Leo).  There are strong indications that the Soul in these encounters participated in secret initiations and mystery rites involving the death/rebirth process, the recovery of lost children and parts of self, the development of spirituality and discipleship, the processing of grief, the healing of the sacred feminine (Venus conjunct Persephone, NN Neptune, NN Mercury, Dark Moon Lilith, and NN Venus), and the development of creative (Leo) forms for the actualization of sexual energy (Venus 1st quarter square to Vesta).  For obvious reasons relative to this Soul’s deep identification with the Ceres/Pluto/Persephone myth – the Eleusinian and related mystery cults come to mind in this situation.  There is also an indication that these fated encounters, although “on hold” in the current life (Saturn square Venus, Saturn conjunct Vesta),  represent an important new evolutionary direction that has been developing and gestating, in the Soul, that will likely start to take greater and more focused, concentrated form in near-future lifetimes (Venus new phase novile Pluto, also note these are the two nodal rulers).    

As mentioned above, the dynamics of transformation, deconditioning, betrayal, and relationship described here represent one of two dual arcs of lifetimes described by the Soul’s nodal axis (due to the skipped step Chiron).  The second arc, which the Soul seems to me to have largely followed in Mother Teresa’s lifetime, has comprised of lifetimes in which the Soul has sought to be totally self-reliant and single-minded in the fulfillment of a special destiny and contribution (NN in Taurus/5th, has been active in past lives due to Chiron square).  In these lifetimes, the Soul has turned away from the instability of the deconditioning process, and has sought instead stability and containment (Taurus), the desire to focus its creative energy (NN widely conjunct Vesta in 5th/Taurus which is also conjunct Saturn) and indeed to be the “mother” (NN conjunct Moon) it could not be in those intense situations.  In a sense, in these lifetimes, the frog has willingly and voluntarily placed itself back in the well – for example, the well of the Church, whom the Soul has evolutionarily outgrown –  believing that it will be safer there and more able to make its unique contribution.  In these lifetimes the Soul took itself “out of circulation” sexually and relationally, preferring to contain these energies and redirect them towards its creative pursuits.  There was likely a sense that its own, or its children’s, survival was on the line, and that it was absolutely necessary to close up, preserve resources and energies of all kinds, hold one’s position.    

The Soul in these lifetimes tended to be very oriented towards particular dogmas, and in many ways to ignore the deconditioning process and to metaphorically, “stick its head in the sand” relative to the cataclysms taking place around it, to resist this aspect of the evolutionary process and try to skip ahead to more stable times.  Of course this would lead to greater and greater crises constellating to get its attention, but the Soul managed to stay in its “well” and therefrom to be its own person.  From within that context, the Soul would then also become in some sense the monarch (5th house) of its own limited domain.  It was “in charge” and reality was arranged around it, while it very narrowly pursued its interests and its particular concerns in exactly the way it deemed appropriate.  

Given the Soul’s deep need, almost compulsion, to be of service (Mercury, ruler of Pluto and chart dispositor, in Virgo; Sun/Juno/Mars also in Virgo), the Soul has been able to do many, many good deeds from this stabilized place.  It has been able to continue an atonement process (Virgo) that was very important to it.  And the way this intention has been facilitated in these lifetimes can be seen in Mother Teresa’s own lifetime: by bringing a giving heart, joy, and love, (NN ruler Venus in Leo . . .) to the very scariest places such as death, ruin, disease ( . . . in the 8th house).  The Soul was able to draw upon a kind of mastery in terms of hard work, determination, and manifesting and building up resources (grand trine of Uranus in 1st/Capricorn, NN/Moon in 5th/Taurus, and Mars/Mercury in 9th/Virgo).   One can see how, in Mother Teresa’s lifetime, this pattern of busy-ness, hard work, building, and material success, had indeed reached a point where it was “full of itself” (grand trine) and capable of either being consciously understood or just “going on automatic”.   Because of the genuine gifts the Soul offered in these lifetimes, there were many incentives to do the latter, particularly a great deal of recognition as a “light bearer” (NN conjunct Lucifer both in 5th), which could be quite seductive, not because the Soul was pathologically narcissistic, but because it still deeply craved validation and acknowledgment and feels a need to be seen by the Other (NN 5th; NN ruler Leo; Pluto 7th; SN ruler 7th).

[In addition, although the Soul in these NN lifetimes tended to disown the kinds of mystical experiences described above relative to the Venus novile to Pluto and septile to SN, nevertheless the activation of that Venus in its role as the NN ruler during these lifetimes has meant that those experiences which live in the Soul even if not currently consciously active,  have influenced how the Soul has been of service, and have definitely contributed to the Soul’s unique gifts around death and dying.  We could say of Mother Teresa in this lifetime that she knew things, even if she didn’t know she knew, the Souls she sat with knew she knew, and therefore felt safe with her and loved by her.]    

However, although the Soul genuinely was bringing light, it was also trying to avoid darkness.  Given its deep restlessness and insecurities about itself (Pluto Gemini/7th), sometimes its apparent acts of service were actually acts of busy-ness (both Virgo) which could keep it from having to feel a kind of Soul-sickness that was occurring – this being why sometimes in the lifetime as Mother Teresa this Soul’s “service” was offered to people for whom it was inappropriate, such as “curables” being treated as “incurables”.  In fact, it was the deep internal darkness, a feeling of being utterly lost and utterly on her own, that was the causative factor that originally led this Soul to attempt to skip ahead to lifetimes such as described by this second arc (Chiron in 2nd/Pisces square lunar nodes).  This is the darkness described by Mother Teresa in her private journals and diaries kept hidden during her lifetime, it is a darkness she could not avoid, that hounded her and has hounded this Soul for many lifetimes, indeed which catches up to the Soul even in these NN lifetimes – where although there is externally a seeming conquest of doubt, nevertheless behind closed doors the heart (NN ruler Venus in Leo…) still asks this secret question: “Why?” ( . . . in the 8th).  In this lifetime, it even involved a secret correspondence (Venus conjunct NN Mercury 8th), an attempt to understand and grow spiritually (and NN Neptune 8th), by confronting herself, bringing herself face to face with it (ruler of those NN’s, Sun in Virgo in 8th, opposite Chiron).    

I do not feel that I have fully understood the karmic causes or evolutionary necessities of this darkness, however I will offer a few explanations which I feel are relevant.  To begin, at one level the sense of emptiness and aloneness is the natural consequence of the Soul’s deeply mental orientation (Pluto in Gemini).  Its commitment to relativism as a mode of learning, carried too far, too “full of itself”, can very naturally lead to these deep feelings of emptiness (Chiron trine Pluto).  After all, if everything is interacted with as if it is only a function of the mind, only man-made, then indeed a terrifying emptiness is all that is left, especially as the Soul deconditions from man-made law after man-made law as it has been (SN 11th).  Indeed this speaks to the coldness of the Pluto in 7th/Gemini experience, when the polarity of knowing the truth, instinctively, naturally, is not developed, and explains part of why the Soul would want to skip ahead in its evolutionary journey and not deal with these awful feelings of emptiness any longer, just go to a kind of self-certainty and dogma automatically (NN Taurus 5th), use that as a cheap substitute for the direct instinctual natural knowing and claiming of Truth that the Soul must ultimately grow into (PPP in 1st/Sagittarius).  

In addition, for this Soul, the experience of aloneness and adriftness is directly related to its experience of God itself, which it has come to project as outside, or Other than, itself (Chiron’s ruler Neptune in 7th).  This delusion of God being “somewhere out there”, thereby meaning that the Soul itself is devoid of God, and indeed also meaning that God can “hang up the phone” after making the initial call and never call again, reflecting the Soul’s misunderstanding that God is separate from the Soul and that she can ever be alone from God, since all is God.  The additional context is that for this Soul that God-out-there is also experienced as directly opposing the Soul’s own impulse and desire to individuate and express its own sense of uniqueness and difference, its own unique way of structuring its consciousness (Neptune opposite Uranus in 1st/Capricorn).  Essentially the Soul telling itself, “God doesn’t like it when I try to be my own person”.  However, this situation is complex.  Again following the pattern of dualities, in some lifetimes it is evident that the Soul has begun to “throw off” and rebel against this idea (Uranus in full phase opposition), and now there is a definitive “throwing off” that is being prepared for as the Soul reconsiders and looks at doing this an entirely new way (Uranus retrograde).    

The need to do it an entirely new way is important in part because the Soul has even older memories of having rebelled in the past out of a more selfish and self-centered place – specifically this Soul during lifetimes in 2nd stage individuated (or earlier) in the emergence of the patriarchy appears to have tried to differentiate itself by aligning with patriarchal authorities against the Divine Mother cults (Uranus in Capricorn conjunct SNs of Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn in 1st house opposite Neptune in Cancer).  The Soul is for these reasons carrying a lot of guilt about any impulses related to individuation and rebellion and this is part of why it is working to find a new, truly its-own way, of individuating; and is reluctant to dismantle the god-out-there belief until then.    Relatedly, this all connects to Mother Teresa’s own “motherhood” and abortion issues in this lifetime as well, because in these past experiences the entire issue of “where the babies come from” was re-evaluated, the symbolic separation of mothers and children took place, father’s claiming “rights”, the legalistic rationalistic cults of Zeus replacing the divine mother cults (Jupiter in Libra 9th opposite Ceres in 4th, in grand cross with the Uranus/Neptune opposition) – again all this is carried into the Chiron in Pisces squaring the nodes.   And indeed, a part of the grief and aloneness of Chiron in Pisces is described through its conjunction to Pallas – Pallas having been separated from her mother, growing up with only a father, and becoming hyperrational, in some versions of the story rejecting the instinctual life and the feminine.

Finally, and pivotally, the darkness and emptiness that the Soul is confronted with is also directly linked to the nagging feelings of doubt discussed at the beginning which have plagued the Soul for many lifetimes; the emptiness specifically makes it impossible for the Soul to ignore that doubt, like pricking its consciousness and always keeping it uncomfortable, unable to stay still, provoking the Soul to analyze the situation (Chiron inconjunct Mercury 9th/Virgo), though the Soul can also respond by simply getting more and more “busy” instead – but of course the business will only increase the internal emptiness, and vice versa, around and around until the Soul becomes willing to finally resolve this emptiness (through SN Scorpio/11th) and not just ignore it and keep performing (through NN Taurus/5th).    

The resolution of this emptiness and spiritual adriftness lies in the Soul undertaking one final unflinching deep stare at itself and its spiritual orientations, its grief, all of this material just described, and deconditioning, dismantling all of what remains that does not serve it.  This will have to be done relationally (SN in Scorpio/11th, ruler in Gemini/7th), with others, not alone (Taurus) as has been the tendency – the most crucial element of the process will be vulnerability and risk (Scorpio), to risk being hurt, to open back up sexually, financially, energetically, to re-enter the world of exchange which simply cannot be bypassed and in that experience a natural deconditioning of the Soul will take place.  It will be dangerous:  breakdown (Scorpio) and breakthrough (11th) will both take place.  In many ways, the Soul, throwing itself into life this deeply, rather than retreating from it, will experience apparent madness, altered states and new experiences that characterize the opening of new spiritual faculties and levels of perception.  

Then, very naturally, with no need to skip ahead or “make it happen”, the Soul will access the very stability it has already pretended to (Taurus NN), as well as access its own instinctual knowing and the deeper well of natural law and Truth which is the deepest evolutionary intention it is carrying (PPP in 1st/Sag).  Then the Soul can awake from the “forgetting” of its oneness with the divine (Chiron in Pisces), as it naturally introjects the projection of God and Mother outside itself (Neptune 7th), thus evolving towards the genuine spiritual certainty grounded in inner knowing that is characteristic of the later spiritual stages – a certainty the Soul will no longer need to pretend to with consequent feelings of fraudulence (NN/Moon/Lucifer in 5th/Taurus), but which it will naturally embody, having successfully navigated and reaped the benefits of the crisis of doubt.  

Thanks everyone for all of the work so far, I’m looking forward to what we do next.

With love,
God bless,
Jason  


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Gonzalo on Nov 21, 2011, 12:11 AM
Hi Rad, and practice group ...

I would want to continue participating in this thread, so I am posting my basic analysis of some aspects of Mother Teressa's main evolutionary axis ....

Thanks so much for this opportunity, and for all the wisdom that is shared here ...

God Bless,

with love,

Gonzalo


Pluto is in the 7th House, Gemini.  S.Node in the 11th House Scorpio, ruled by same Pluto. S.Node is Full phase inconjunct Pluto. N.Node 5th House Taurus. Ruler Venus is in the 8th House Leo. I am assuming Mother Teressa’s Soul to be at the beginning of the 1st stage Spiritual evolutionary condition.

Pluto in the 7th House reflects that a new evolutionary cycle is initiating, in which the Soul has desired to evolve into new ways of giving to others, listening to others, and relating to others in general. The intention of this new cycle is to reach a state of balance between self and other people. The new evolutionary cycle has become necessary because the pre-existing ways of giving/listening/relating to others are outmoded or have reached a point of stagnation, which has implied a limitation for the evolving desires in general, and desires associates with relationships. The pre-existing ways of giving to others have been out of balance in some ways.

With Pluto being in Gemini, some of these prior ways of giving to other people have been actualized through the vehicle of knowledge forms, thought, and education. With the South Node in the 11th House, some of these ways of giving occurred in the context of religious communities advocated to education of children at schools or as missionaries oriented to indoctrinating the ‘pagans’ for salvation of their Souls from a Christian point of view as an example. Gemini correlates with manmade laws and beliefs, versus Sagittarius correlation with natural laws. Gemini correlates with opinions, and Sagittarius correlates with truth. Thus, Teressa’s Soul has been delivering intellectual constructions to other people, which are based on systems of manmade, artificial ideas about overall reality, which, then, have in some ways conditioned and limited the desires and needs of giving to others. In other words, giving to others based in her Soul’s pre-existing ideas of what the others need, these ideas being, at some past lifetimes of Teressa coming into the current life, a reflection of religious precepts, or intellectual systems of other types.

With the South Node being in Scorpio, in the 11th House, ruler by Pluto 7th House Gemini, Teressa has desired to liberate from pre-existing intellectual constructions that have limited the necessary objectivity the Soul desires to learn. With the South Node in Scorpio, a series of many lifetimes which have been intensely conflictive and cataclysmic for the Soul reveals that the Soul has attempted in its evolutionary past, to control and resist the necessary liberation. The resistance has been the reason for the intensity of the conflicts, confrontations, crises, and traumas (SN Scorpio in the Aquarius House).  

The resistance has operated through the same types of manmade beliefs as the basis for rationalizations, in which all the emotional insecurity (Pluto 7th House, SN Scorpio 11th House), has been detached from or suppressed and controlled, by means of a high development of the intellectual and mental corpuses which have at same time have conditioned her Soul’s ways of relating to herself and others, and the way in which her Soul has understood the nature of its own desires and motivations. Thus, the Soul has desired to be needed by others because of her intellectual and teaching capacities, and to identify with these roles as a ways to maintain her own fundamental alienation and subconscious insecurity.

Pluto S.N. is in the 1st House Capricorn, and Saturn, its ruler, is in the 4th House Taurus, Rx. Thus, the Soul has an inherent fundamental need and orientation to develop emotional security and self-reliance, which, relative to patriarchal conditioning, has not been met at least along many lifetimes within patriarchy, which have triggered the instinctual response to control and hold power, ie. intellectual power, in order to feel secure, and to project her/himself to types of roles of authority, or social leadership, or intellectual authority or power, which has created along many lifetimes an expansion and hypertrophy of the Soul’s thought function in order to gain a relative sense of security …. Of course this reaction to insecurity has implied a limitation in the ways her Soul has been knowing herself, and same time, an inner security that has the Soul lacks (Saturn Rx 4th House Taurus). With the SN being Scorpio, the intellectual constructions have been connected to vast arrangements dealing with overall reality, and with society, and thus oriented to preserve patriarchal order or existing distribution of forces at social or political level.

Same symbols reflect thought productions that have an impact on many people, and also, intense and massive conflicts and confrontations based on ideas, or religions, ie. wars in which many people have died. … Pluto 7th House Gemini, South Node in the 11th House Scorpio … South Node of Pluto in the 1st House, ruler Saturn in the 4th House Taurus …. Uranus 1st House Capricorn conjunct south node of Pluto, Mars 9th House Virgo, Pluto conjunct the north node of Mars in the 7th House Gemini, Pluto being ruled by Mercury 9th House Virgo, which squares the 7th House Pluto within the First Quarter phase. The 1st House Uranus is Full Phase opposition to Neptune 7th House Cancer, and Neptune/Uranus forms a T-square with Jupiter at the focal point, in 9th House Libra, conjunct the south node of Mars in Libra 10th House.

The Soul has created this type of cataclysmic experiences, in order to liberate from the impact of intellectual, philosophical and religious conditioning, and from any ecumenism that is not based on essential equality of peoples. (With Pluto being Gemini, these symbols can relate to artificial wars created by established powers in order to control commercial trade routes, such as the crusades). Thus, the Soul has needed to experience the impact of such conditioning between peoples, and between civilizations, in order to give up expectations linked with indoctrination, teaching, or any civilizatory or religious project.

Given that the Soul is now at the 1st stage spiritual state, the liberation from consensus belief systems would have occurred in past lifetimes during the individuation process. Why, then, did her Soul need to gravitate and immerse herself in the Catholic church in the current lifetime? With the South Node being in Scorpio, this would have occurred because of the need to relive and recreate past life experiences in which the dynamics of giving conditioned by beliefs existed, in order to culminate and resolve these dynamics (also, Jupiter/Mercury are Balsamic). Same time, the energy of unresolved trauma (11th House) creating relive experiences. 

The limitation implied in the existing ways of giving manifested in current life time as the crisis in faith, ie. not knowing what to believe, experiencing lack of meaning, this leading her to sustain a set of beliefs in which the Soul feels that doesn’t believe … this being rationalized from the point of view of masochistic doctrines dictating the need to experience pain and suffering in order to evolve or to know God. It has also manifested in current lifetime in a conscious orientation to give ultimate value and meaning to the work done for others not because of those others themselves-their Souls-but because of an intellectual construction in which those Souls were being brought closer to God (ie. the Soul seems not to know at a conscious level or perceive that those Soul have value in themselves, and further, that those Souls “are” God. Thus, the Soul created hype-rationalizations which filter the nature and purpose of the relationships, and allows to perpetuate a detachment from the inner emotional states originating in the experiences of massive loss of relationships.

”Where is my faith? Even deep down ... there is nothing but emptiness and darkness ... If there be God—please forgive me. When I try to raise my thoughts to Heaven, there is such convicting emptiness that those very thoughts return like sharp knives and hurt my very soul ... How painful is this unknown pain—I have no Faith. Repulsed, empty, no faith, no love, no zeal, ... What do I labor for? If there be no God, there can be no soul. If there be no soul then, Jesus, You also are not true.”

Thus, Pluto 7th House being in Gemini reflects a duplicity in which the Soul continues to teach or to sustain in face of others, that which inwardly does not believe in, in which the not believing is rationalized as a necessary suffering.  

Along the individuation stages of her Soul’s evolution, a rebellion has occurred against the consensus beliefs or ways of thought (South Node 11th House ruled by Pluto Gemini). However, the main orientation to give to others based on intellectual constructions has been kept in place. Thus, the intellectual constructions have evolved, but the limitation implied in listening to others and giving to others through the intellectual filter has remained. Along the individuation process, the Soul has given to others intellectual knowledge promoting rebellion and liberation from established powers, and has induced collective attempts to change the status quo and confrontations with the existing ways of thinking within the consensus of those societies. These attempts have been the source of massive social conflict.

This orientation and compulsion to define Self through a social, external role, and the consequences of the ways in which this cimpulsion has been acted out in the past, is a source of deep inner guilt (Libra on the 10th House cusp, ruler Venus in the 8th House, square Saturn 4th House). This inner guilt has not been elaborated or resolved, and has created an additional reason for the difficulty to penetrate or plug into the emotional body (… she said something like ‘I have done my work, and have not cried even one tear’ …).

The Pluto polarity point is in the 1st House Sagittarius, reflecting the need to embrace a new cycle of evolution based on independent and self-experiential discovery, in order to create a new spiritual understanding of overall reality and life. The new cycle would demand experiences of withdrawal from mundane or social conditions in order to seek absorption in nature, for new insights, intuitions and seeds to penetrate her consciousness, providing new perspectives based on an inner experience of meaning, ie. non-dependent on any intellectual constructions, or in external roles defined by or through other people, or in ‘being needed’ by others. With the North Node in the 5th House Taurus, and its planetary ruler, Venus, being in the 8th House Leo, the Soul desires to create from within a totally new way of relating to self, in which the Soul finds the courage to penetrate the nature of its own emotional dynamics and compulsions, and discover and actualize a sense of purpose and motivation deriving from the ongoing self-discovery and experiential relationship with ‘truth’, instead of being dependent on pre-existing intellectual constructions, and the associated orientation to define self through others. It implies creating the necessary new experiences, promoting new perspectives, understanding, and direct knowledge, leading to new ways of relating to self, in which the Soul could discover from within the experience of love, and reformulate the relationship with self through the experience of love, which will then allow an evolution in the ways the Soul experiences relationships with other people, and how the Soul listens to other people and is able to identify what they objectively need according to their own reality, instead of projecting constructed beliefs and her own rationalized desires for atonement (the story of not giving painkillers to people who needed … “She felt that suffering would bring people closer to Jesus” … 'the most beautiful gift for a person that he can participate in the sufferings of Christ').


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Nov 21, 2011, 08:05 AM
Hi Group,

Thanks to both Gonzalo and Jason for making the effort to do the EA analysis of Mother Teressa. I will plan on posting my comments tomorrow: Tuesday.

God bless to all of you,

Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Nov 22, 2011, 12:52 PM
Hi All,

I have now finished reading and commenting on all of your posts for our EA analysis of Mother Teressa. I want to thank each of you for the time you have taken to do this, and for the depth of analysis that most of you have shared. I particularly want to welcome our newcomers BrendaP and Heather to our group, and encourage both of you to keep going with us in our group here. 

I would like each of you to read all the analysis from each other because, in combination, this creates a total and accurate EA understanding of Mother Teressa. If you have any questions about anything concerning these analysis's, or any other questions in general, now would be the time to ask before we proceed with our work in the EA transits to her chart reflected in the time line of events that was posted in the beginning.

Bravo to all of you !

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Nov 22, 2011, 12:58 PM
Hi Cat,

Your development and progression in EA as reflected in your analysis of Mother Teressa is a true joy for me to see. All of your EA analysis is correct, and it is relatively comprehensive as well. Here is what stood out for me:

The South Node is in Scorpio in the 11th House.  In relation to the soul's desire to open itself up to others and learn how to relate to them on an equal basis by learning about their needs, values and points of view, the soul has been trying to liberate itself from memories of past life trauma related to issues of loss and abandonment.  This trauma is profound and until an inner healing takes place, the soul is limited in its ability to relate to others on an emotional level out of fear of further loss and abandonment. In her most current life Mother Teresa succumbed to this fear.  “I am told God loves me – and yet the reality of darkness & coldness & emptiness is so great that nothing touches my soul. Did I make a mistake in surrendering blindly to the Call of the Sacred Heart? “  Those words, “nothing touches my soul,” are an expression of the deep emotional pain that prevents Mother Teresa from being able to get too close to anyone – even God.

In the past, Mother Teresa's soul has sacrificed personal relationships, and led a celibate life, in order to focus her energies on collective causes and her own spiritual development. Spirituality has served to give her a sense of belonging.  She has chosen a path of devotion and serves God by nurturing and helping others. In her most recent incarnation Mother Teresa chose to help the sick, the poor, the unwanted and the dying.  Although she identifies with spiritual systems that see God as a nurturing, loving and forgiving father, rather than an angry punishing God  ("Today the passion of Christ is being relived in the lives of those who suffer. Suffering is not a punishment. God does not punish.)” her soul has adopted the belief (Neptune is the 3rd house ruler) that suffering leads to redemption. This may be due to the early imprint and childhood wound left within her having watched her father suffer and die. It has become her emotional reality and she projects it out on others.

 "Without our suffering, our work would be just social work - it would not be the work of Jesus Christ, not part of the redemption...All that suffering-where would the world be without it? Innocent suffering is the same as the suffering of Jesus. He suffered for us and all the innocent suffering is joined to his in the redemption. It is co-redemption. That is helping to save the world from worse things...Like all gifts, it depends on how we receive it. And that is why we need a pure heart to see the hand of God, to feel the hand of God, to recognize the gift of God in our suffering. He allows us to share in his suffering and to make up for the sins of the world."

With Pluto square Mercury in Virgo in the 9th House, intellectual confrontations related to the soul's religious beliefs have occurred in the past as they were limiting growth. The soul was inclined to interprete any intellectual information related to metaphysical or cosmological beliefs in a way that reflected her own pre-existing beliefs. She likely rejected anything that did not somehow reflect what she already believed to be true or false as this would undermine her sense of security which is linked to her opinions and ideas, and religious point of view.  Mercury is in a mutable sign, so she was open to listening to other opinions and points of view, but with the square there was likely a resistance which created a subconscious effect of not really listening to what was being said and rejecting any argument. In her most current incarnation, Mother Teresa often wrote letters to priests and other Catholics which reflect an inner spiritual crisis in which she revealed her belief that she had been abandoned by God.  Her feelings parallel those of St John of the Cross in “The Dark Night of the Soul.”  It is said (by psychologists) that tension between the individual and the divine occurs from witnessing pain and suffering – which she witnessed in Calcutta.

PPP on Sagittarius in the 1st House

In order to grow and evolve, the soul must learn how to strike out on her own and find the answers to her metaphysical, philosophical and cosmological questions from within,  herself using her intuition.  She has to learn to initiate a self-motivated direction in life outside of her relationships in order to find a belief system that resonates with her soul on an intuitive level. In order to participate in relationships which are mutally independent and equal, she needs to develop an awareness that truth is relative and that there are many paths leading to the same truth. In doing so, she will no longer feel a need to defend her point of view and opinions as right and reject other people's as wrong. Once she learns that intellectual knowledge is limited, and learns to trust her intuition, she will be able to align her beliefs with natural law. Once this occurs her relationships with others will come into balance.

 In her most recent life, Mother Teresa appears to have actualized Pluto's Polarity Point as she came to realize there are many paths to God.The North Node Ruler is Venus in Leo in the 8th House.  This placement symbolizes Mother Teresa's intimate relationships and intimate partner.  Her deepest emotions and deepest sense of security are linked to her intimate relationships and intimate partner. Her feelings are intense and there is a resistance to letting go no matter what the circumstances. Her love is all consuming and she is totally devoted to her partner, who is special and unique, and she expects the same in return. She has a deep desire to merge with her intimate partner whom she is deeply committed to and expects the same back. At the same time she is emotionally vulnerable which leads to inner fears of rejection and abandonment as she is driven by a profound need for recognition and feedback from her partner .  Mother Teresa considered Jesus to be her intimate partner. She was totally committed to Jesus and desired to please him in every way inspite her innermost feeling that he had abandoned her.

Excellent EA work Cat. Bravo !

God Bless, Rad




Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Nov 22, 2011, 01:02 PM
Hi Kristin,

Your EA analysis of Mother Teressa is excellent and accurate work. Here is what stood out for me:

By the time Teresa was 30 she  experienced what she later described as "the call within the call" while traveling by train to the Loreto Convent from Calcutta for her annual retreat. "I was to leave the convent and help the poor while living among them. It was an order. To fail would have been to break the faith." The call within the call I have read was her experience of Jesus literally materializing in the seat next to her telling her what her new life would be, to leave the convent to help the poor, the core masses and to live among them. Traveling by train and the call within the call is seen with Pluto in Gemini, in the 7th making an inconjnuct to her South Node in Scorpio. Also Pluto in Gemini the 7th, squaring its ruler Mercury in Virgo in the 9th. Also Venus, the ruler of her North Node and Moon in Taurus is in Leo in the 8th and is squaring Saturn rx in the 4th. This Saturn square Venus along with stress of the Pluto/South Node inconjunct reflects the total life change where she left with only the clothes on her back, not a penny in her pocket and no food to eat, to be truly and totally among them. "It was an order. To fail would have been to break the faith."

“The call, as she put it, "It was an order. To fail would have been to break the faith."

This statement feels critical and shows where she has broken down in the past, her greatest struggle historically has been her doubt along the way. The ruler of her Pluto in Gemini, being Mercury in Virgo in the 9th, doubting the truth, a true crisis of faith. Her Mercury in the 9th inconjuncts Chiron in the second in Pisces, and Jupiter in the 9th sesqisquares Chiron, not feeling spiritually grounded or solid in this faith being her deepest wound. Mars as we know is the lead point in any Soul's evolution, taking the unconscious desires of the Soul, Pluto, and making them conscious in the world. Mother Theresa’'s relationship to Mars and Pluto called the Mars/Pluto phase is also telling about her life as the phase makes a 73 degree aspect, a Quintile – 5 pointed star, what is called the Carl Jung Aspect, creative transformation and individuation, taking something pre-existing and transforming it. Pluto is in the 7th in Gemini, her attention on others, Mars is in Virgo in the 9th, her focus on the sick and the suffering, in her case, and as in Jesus’ words, “"The last shall come first." - making them and their needs her absolute priority. We do see her Mars in Virgo in the 9th representing her international service to the sick and the poor, but this symbol also reflects her doubt, in particular the last 10 years of her life admittedly questioning everything which was confirmed in her diaries that were later released for the world to read. These private confessions exposed are seen with Pluto in Gemini in the 7th squaring her Mercury in Virgo in the 9th and in Pluto in Gemini in the 7th inconjunct her South Node in Scorpio.

These spiritual tests are very consistent with the experience of canonized mystics. 16th Century mystic St. John of the Cross coined the term 'dark night of the soul' to describe a particular stage in the growth of some spiritual masters. Her spiritual tests in her chart are seen with her North Node in Taurus, ruler Venus in the 8th in Leo, square Saturn rx in Taurus. Also Neptune in Cancer in the 7th opposing Uranus in Cap in the 1st, ruler Saturn in Taurus rx in the 4th, square Venus in Leo in the 8th, the ruler of the North Node.

This suggests this has not been the first time she has reached the very edge of doubt, that other lives took her to this very edge and beyond where official renunciation had occurred. Pluto in Gemini inconjunct her South node in Scorpio. Also Neptune in Cancer opposing Uranus in Capricorn, ruler Saturn rx in Taurus in the 4th, square Venus in Leo in the 8th, the ruler of her Jupiter in Libra in the 9th.) She has been atoning for this abandonment of her faith, Pluto in Gemini in the 7th squaring Mercury in Virgo in the 9th and one of the mighty tests of this life was for her to experience total darkness, no true presence of spirit following the visit from Jesus on that train and to lead and live with pure faith, no matter what. And that is indeed what occurred for 50 plus years. It feels in these signatures that perhaps her diaries were found in other lives whereby she made some written or verbal renunciation. The high priests in this life forcing her to keep her post may very well have been the same men of the cloth she had renounced her faith to in other lives. There is a picture in one of the videos of Mother Theresa with Pope John Paul, the look of total desperation in her eyes as she reaches out for him, he looks as if he is flinching, pulling back, not giving her an inch of reprieve or relief, his role in this spiritual test, for her to go at it alone, Saturn rx in Taurus in the 4th square Venus in Leo in the 8th, ruler of her North Node and Moon. It's as if she were saying as Jesus did on the cross, "Lord take this cup ( of suffering) away from me." Underneath the absolute desperation however is the unimaginable guilt that her Soul feels for giving up before. The grief so penetratingly deep, Saturn rx in Taurus square Venus in Leo in the 8th, ruler the Sun in Virgo in the 8th opposing Chiron in Pisces. In ways too, these tests beyond the natural need to atone is her own way of punishing herself, the masochistic way. I am not sure God needs us to feel absolute sustained darkness in order to prove our faith so I struggle with this one a bit which leads me to believe that perhaps she went too far with herself in her need to atone, an unnecessary self afflicted punishment classically seen with strong Virgo signatures.

To make matters even more challenging from this life's perspective is that Lucifer, the asteroid that gets any Soul where they are most vulnerable, is conjunct her North Node and her Moon in Taurus, so when her emotions started to sink, it was like hooking an anchor to those feelings literally requiring her to slowly dig her way out, Taurus, like that frog in the well, she may only see a circle of dark, stuck and fixed in that hard spot. Lucifer is also squaring her Chiron which is inconjunct her Mercury in Virgo in the 9th -the re-injuring of the wound.

The demons and the darkness on a body level are seen in the symbols that connect to the heart. In fact she did suffer from heart problems and ultimately died of a heart attack. North Node, Moon and Lucifer conjunct in Taurus in the 5th (heart) ruler, Venus in Leo(heart) in the 8th (death) square Saturn rx in Taurus in the 4th. A priest even got her approval to perform an exorcism on her because of the concern that there were demons of darkness taking residence in her heart. Her heart held the load of the pain of the doubt.

Some of these behaviors and masochistic thought processes, which created philosophies for treatment may have led to great numbers of people perishing in other lives due to her orders, not because of ill intentions but because of this philosophy that we must all suffer like Christ suffered or in order to be like Christ or to be close to Christ we must suffer as Christ did. South Node in Scorpio, ruler Pluto in Gemini in the 7th square Mercury in Virgo in the 9th. Also North Node/Moon in Taurus, in the 5th, ruler Venus in Leo in the 8th, square Saturn in Taurus rx in the 4th.The result of some of her actions in other lives in hindsight created massive guilt in her seen in the same above signatures, leading to her need to repent

The intention is to recover her root, and original design reflected in the symbol Original Lilith in Libra conjunct Jupiter, her nature and truth, which is the ruler of her Pluto Polarity Point in Sagittarius. Her Original Lilith and this Jupiter are conjunct her South Nodes of Mars and Venus in her 9th house, the house of faith and ultimately the house of KNOWING,  knowing what she knows, at times, without knowing why and trusting that implicitly, no matter what. This reflects the need to recover her relationship to her essence, to the purity of her own Soul, ruler Venus in Leo in the 8th, and to turn the inner lights back on, to stop the viscous cycle of doubt, darkness and self inflicted suffering. To accept and live the totality of her truth which is to WALK THE TALK..FROM THE INSIDE OUT.

Excellent EA work Kristin. Bravo !

God Bless, Rad




Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Nov 22, 2011, 01:06 PM
Hi Gray,

Simply excellent EA work Gray. Your work is accurate in every way. Here is what stood our for me:

Mother Teresa’s chart reflects the complicated and compelling nature of the spiritual leader herself.  Her Gemini Pluto in the 7th in first quarter square to it’s ruler, a Virgo Mercury in the 9th House, reveals her extreme powers of faith and mental focus, yet also points to her evolutionary issue across time of filtering information through her rigid sense of right and wrong based upon her interpretation and faith in a system of Ultimate understanding: Christianity.  The fact this is an issue across time is also shown by her Virgo Mercury being conjunct the South Node of her Mercury in her 9th that also squares her natal Gemini Pluto in the 7th:  her powerful mind has been developing some of the same questions and intellectual categorization of information across lifetimes.  Moreover, the importance of relationships with others and other sources of power is shown not just by her Gemini Pluto being in her 7th House, but also by the balsamic relationship between her Virgo Mars and Leo Venus, meaning that she experienced relationships with some of the same souls from past lives in order to come to greater resolution.  Furthermore, the importance of relationships can be seen with her Virgo Juno-Sun conjunction in her 8th that squares her nodes, and her Scorpio South Node in 11th that is ruled by her Gemini Pluto in her 7th.  Thus in addition to issues of intellectually organizing information and coming into confrontations and comparisons with other systems of intellectual organization, Mother Teresa has profound bottom line issues of learning to listen to others, listening to what they truly need instead of what she wants to give to them, listening to the true reality others are coming from so that she can give according to that reality, becoming involved with many different value and belief systems in order to come to a better understanding of her own true belief system, learning to give herself over to a spiritual system with an external authority and in this process facing questions of what her own true beliefs are in comparison to what the external authority of her spiritual system says that those beliefs should be.

Mother Teresa’s relationship with God, with Source, with Spirit, is part of the foundation of her special destiny this lifetime, and also part of her skipped steps across lifetimes.  Her Virgo Mercury in 9th ruling and in first quarter square to her Gemini Pluto in 7th suggests that she is more of the “closed” Mercury type whose ability to listen to others was impacted by her fixed beliefs concerning her own interpretation of Ultimate understanding, what she understood as her Faith.  Of vital importance along these lines is her belief in the importance of suffering, her belief that it is beautiful to suffer and perhaps is even necessary to suffer in order to know God.

There is something very human in her spiritual crisis, and in the end her tremendous commitment to help the poor and homeless is an inspiring example for others as well.  She came to see her own dark night of the soul to have value, stating in another one of her letters, “I have come to love the darkness. For now I believe it is a part, a very small part, of Jesus’s darkness and pain on Earth. Jesus can’t go on anymore with the agony but he wants to go through it in me.”

The special destiny of Mother Teresa to be a human who took a stand for the oppressed, for the homeless and the untouchable cast offs, can be seen through her powerful Leo Venus in her 8th house that rules her Libra Jupiter (that is in her 9th conjunct her Midheaven) and her huge Taurus North Node and Moon conjunction in her 5th House, and her Taurus Vesta-Saturn conjunction.  Again the themes of Scorpio-8th and Leo-5th emerge together, showing how she fulfilled her purpose of metamorphosing her limitations through her relationship with Source and translating her intellectual categorization of her world (Gemini Pluto) through her powerful mental focus (Virgo Mercury ruling and square Gemini Pluto; Gemini Pluto ruling Scorpio South Node; Taurus Vesta conjunct Taurus Moon and Taurus Saturn) into action, taking hold of her destiny and shaping it according to her strong beliefs and values.  Here we can see where some of the criticism against her could come from, that with a Leo Venus 8th House energy she would come off as too self-focused on her own beliefs and connections with power, but the important thing is how necessary this aspect was for her to do her work in the world.  As JWG wrote in the second Pluto book about Leo Venus, “These people are literally full of themselves…Whatever they feel drawn to do they simple expect that they can do.”  It is exactly this sort of drive that would be necessary for her to complete her mission.  This Leo Venus being in balsamic aspect to her Virgo Mars makes me think that in the process of culminating many relationships from past lives it was necessary for her this time to have the Queen energy (like her Juno-Sun conjunction) to have the self-focused power to manifest her special destiny because with the Mars Virgo she was ultimately on a track to purify herself at times through crisis and humiliation. Certainly, being Mother Teresa, winning a Nobel Prize for your spiritual service to humanity, all the while internally suffering in a void of being unable to feel the presence of God, was a profound spiritual crisis to experience that could also become a humiliating feeling for her.  And yet this was also part of her purpose, as part of a Virgo Mars purpose is to deeply penetrate into the void of utter human aloneness in the universe.  And all the while Mother Teresa managed to sustain her outer faith and service in the world- when I listened to some of the links Rad posted of her speaking about helping the homeless, speaking about the importance of forgiving others, I got tears in my eyes feeling the profound spiritual power emanating from her. This spiritual and creative identity can be seen in part through her Aries Ceres in her 4th house in last quarter sextile to her Gemini Pluto, giving her the self-focus to initate her compassionate nurturing projects for the poor and needy.  In contrast, her Cancer Neptune is in a new phase relationship with her Gemini Pluto and is in gibbous oppostion to her Capricorn Uranus that is also conjunct the south nodes of her Pluto and Uranus. To me this points to the importance of emotional connection with others in relationships and in community with respect to her spirituality, and her ability to direct social change in the process, not just direct it but embody it (Capricron Uranus in 1st House ruled by Taurus Saturn in 4th ruled by and squaring Leo Venus in 8th).

Excellent work Gray. Bravo !

God Bless, Rad





Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Nov 22, 2011, 01:10 PM
Hi Mirta,

I continue to marvel at your progression and development within EA. The depth of your psychological EA analysis of Mother Teressa is entirely correct, and comprehensive. Here is what stood out for me:

SN in 11th House helped this Soul to leave its past conditionings, to develop new ways of relating with others and to experience what is unique in it. In Scorpio, ruled by Pluto in 7th, it suggests issues of power struggles in relationships (from both sides), but also the courage to examine, observe and identify as well as facing her own shadow and projections. She has been trying to objectify her way of relating and the shadowy power qualities in interpersonal relationships, and deconditioning from them through realization of the desires that lie behind her actions and through understanding the wounds that are carried in the current life from both sides of power struggles, dogmatic belief system and narrow points of view (Mercury FP inconjunct Chiron, that is sesquiquadrate Jupiter in Libra in 9, and Gibbous inconjunct SN of Chiron in Taurus).

Saturn septile Pluto and square Venus in 8th house reflects on one hand that she and/or her family has suffered hungry. On the other hand reflects guilt for hoarding survival resources needed by others or failure in attempts to protect or supply food to others, especially in the family caused by attachment to tradition and authority and/or a belief in the value of suffering. (Saturn in Taurus in 4th house conjunct SN of Chiron  square Venus in Leo in 8th house ruled by Sun in Virgo in 8th conjunct Juno, that is conjunct Mars in Virgo in 9th,and sextile Chiron and Pallas in Pisces in 2nd house) In addition, Venus in 8th house, ruler of 5th, is conjunct Persephone: she could have lost a child because of that and carries guilt, also Ceres in 4th house, ruled by Mars in Virgo, is square Uranus and inconjunct SN in 11th house in Scorpio: trauma and guilt for death of children.

There is also individual responsibility (or guilt) for collective trauma based on rigidity and adherence to institutional criteria (Saturn also rules Uranus in 1st in Cap). This trauma was caused by impulsive action regarding nurturing needs without enough reflection and awareness of causes, motives and beliefs (Uranus T-square Neptune and Ceres in 4th in Aries, ruler Mars in Virgo in 9th), and that led the Soul to choose a Virgo Mercury in 9th house inconjunct Chiron and Pallas in Pisces in FQP square Pluto as a way of discerning and changing the mode of operation.
 
The Mars in Virgo Soul’s intention to create crises in order to actualize its core evolutionary intentions, and to humiliate and purify itself - understanding the nature o its actual reality and attaining more honesty with regard to its own motivations and desires and its consequences -  is seen in its trine to the Moon conjunct NN and the inconjunction between its ruler and Chiron Pallas in Pisces in 2nd: illusion, lack of discrimination in its values and the wounds caused to itself and others.

But the masochism derived from guilt has constellated something like a martyr archetype mixed with a savior archetype, that she has manifested in its empowered form, committing herself to the cause of the unwanted, unloved, and downtrodden, personally involved in it; and is seen in the Grand Trine between Mars, Uranus and Moon conjunct NN: her current ego’s dedication to concrete action in order to resolve subjective trauma. But, as Patricia Walsh writes regarding Virgo and Christianity: “when guilt seeps in, the martyr not only stumbles through life with the weight of the world on his shoulders, but makes sure everyone else shares in the suffering”. Thus suffering was for her a way to redemption; and this archetype not only gave rise to a personal behavior and motivation pattern, but a belief that she tried to teach others, a remainder of past patterns that clouded her loving work and - what’s more important - constituted a doctrine that was transmitted through emotion and half truths, directed to people’s emotions that could fog other’s discrimination. With Jupiter in 9th house in Libra, ruler of Ascendant, she was almost instinctively sharing it by teaching.

With SN in Scorpio the Soul has been and is seeking for causes of massive trauma. But it is still attached to its belief system (ruler Pluto ruled by Mercury in 9th) based on suffering. Sun in Virgo and Venus in Leo in 8th house reflects the purpose of discerning the causes of lack and suffering and seeking them in the heart, and this purpose is in a process of gestation and seeking individual meaning (Venus novile Pluto).

In addition, the Soul brings a tendency to identify with people that allows her to feel secure, like the Church as institution and its authorities, seen in her Venus in 8th house square Saturn, but this planet also rules the Moon conjunct NN that is part of the mystical rectangle: that tendency is in transformation within the “initiation chamber”. In the meanwhile, her need to be needed interweaves with her dogmatic and guilty beliefs and her sticking to the Church’s beliefs regarding the need of suffering and charity. But Jesus taught that we should not give fish to the hungry, but teach them fishing (and its meaning was not only symbolic). Thus, giving bread and love to the poorest between the poor is of course valuable, but it is only a palliative to poverty. Like her church she didn’t struggle against the social causes of poverty (not even spoke about it), like it she needed the poor, because while they exist she would be needed and have an opportunity to atone. (Pluto in 7th house in Gemini, ruler Mercury in Virgo in 9th square Pluto, inconjunct Chiron and Pallas in Pisces) 

The Soul has chosen discriminating Mercury in Virgo in 9th house as a mediator between the adherence to other’s opinions and duplicity and the Sagittarian possibility of discovering her own truth based on foundational Natural Law principles. Furthermore, this Mercury is balsamic to Jupiter that means that incomplete patterns and beliefs are being recreated so that the necessary culmination and mutation can take place, after facing the challenge to remain committed to a timeless vision and experiencing emptiness. One of these incomplete patterns may be duplicity, seen in her statement that Lady Diane and her husband have to divorce because they weren’t happy. But she was against divorce, and for her suffering was a way to redemption, not happiness. She had stated that “I think that it’s beautiful that the poor accept their destiny, that they share it with Christ’s Passion. I think that poor’s suffering is of great help to the world” (I am translating from Spanish).

With PPP in 1st house in Sag she was learning to orient her life and decisions without dependency on others, and at the same time not controlling other’s decisions. She needed to overcome old security patterns in order to be in relationships in a self-secure manner and thus encourage and motivate others to have the courage to strike out on their own and discover and recover their identity. To it she needed learn to indentify reality as it exists for the other person, and thus give exactly what the other needs; to discern when, how and what to give. PPP in Sag reflects the need to point to the metaphysical (not only religious) causes of an empirical reality that is out of alignment with Natural Law.  Her Resolution Lilith in Libra conjunct asteroid Sophia in 10th house in a Grand Trine with Pluto and Chiron conjunct Pallas in Pisces in 2nd house intends to connect her with God’s feminine Wisdom and reflects the importance of including social factors as causes of inequality, poverty, women’s condition and lack of love to the fellow man; thus completing the connection and work she already established in an individual level through her loving mothering Ceres  (R.L. conjunct Sophia opposition Ceres in 4th house  T-square Neptune in Cancer in 7th).

This is excellent, excellent EA work Mirta. Bravo !

God Bless, Rad




Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Nov 22, 2011, 01:16 PM
Hi Linda,

The depth and comprehensive EA analysis of Mother Teressa chart that you have shared is the best work you have done to date. Your ongoing development within EA Linda is very wonderful to experience. Here is what stood out for me:

The core dynamics of Mother Teresa’s Soul were defined by an unconscious emotional security structure rooted in a need to be involved in relationships on an equal basis in order to feel fulfilled and complete.  She sought balance and equality by compulsively projecting her subconscious needs and desires onto others in order to substantiate who she was through their eyes.  She sought approval from anything outside of herself, from what she believed to be God or Jesus, from the Church to the Pope, from partners in relationship to friends.  She completely embraced the doctrines and values of the Catholic Church and made that the credo of her life, in effect accepting the Church’s definition of how she should live her life.  The Church being a patriarchal distortion of our natural relationship to God intimidated her, as a woman, by putting her down on a level below men, thereby forcing her to play a submissive role.  This caused her to lose balance, to lose sight of who she truly was, thus her Soul created major evolutionary intentions in the development of her individuality, that would encompass freedom of choice, and a return to the quintessential natural woman, Mercury ruler of Pluto conj Natural Lilith 9th.

She had projected her limitations, Pluto 7th, SN Scorpio, upon Jesus, and had become compulsively dependent upon his knowledge (teachings) as a means of determining who she was, what was right, what was wrong, what she should think, what she should believe, what she should do or should not do with her life, because she had lost touch with her individuality.  She perceived Jesus to hold all the knowledge, all the answers, and all the power.  She had a deep heart connection and had put him up on a pedestal, and made him the very centre of her universe, NN/Moon Taurus 5th ruled by Venus Leo 8th, Neptune Cancer 7th.  She osmosed spiritual power from him in her dependency upon his teachings, and felt loved unconditionally for her unique self, Jupiter rules 12th, Natural Lilith squ Magdalena.  The children from her “marriage” to Jesus were God’s children for whom she would care, by healing the sick, and feeding the poor, just like he did, NN/Moon Taurus 5th ruled by Venus Leo 8th, SN Neptune Aquarius 2nd, Magdalena 7th, Vesta sextile Jesus’ Sun/Moon/Vesta, Asteroid Magdelena conj Jesus’ NNs of Jupiter/Vesta, NN Neptune conj Jesus’ NN Pluto....

She sought a deep need for security and personal power by developing her mental powers and intellectual abilities to logically order her existence.  Due to patriarchal, cultural and religious conditioning, she subjugated herself to the doctrines of the Catholic Church – and in so doing sought direction for all of her thoughts and actions.  That is, she did not think for herself, but instead relegated her personal power to a religious organization controlled by men, and thereby was told “what to think, what to feel and what to do” as the way to serve God, and therefore adopted strict dogmatic vows of poverty, obedience, chastity, and charity to everyone. 

She relied upon this alliance with the Church to give her a sense of meaning and power in terms of communication, ideas, and the organization and categorization of anything within herself and within her environment, Mercury is the final dispositor in the chart.  She became over-saturated with a continuous stream of information, dogma, doctrine and directives that poured in, governing her thought processes and her actions.  In other words, she was being programmed to behave as a woman “should” behave in terms of the church, Mercury inconj Pallas.  The mental trauma that ensued created a crisis in consciousness forcing her to examine the underlying mental structures, thus exposing the weaknesses and untruths that would re-align her mind with natural laws, and allow her to find her own voice, Mercury squ Pluto, Chiron inconj Mercury, Mercury conj Natural Lilith, NN Taurus.

On the other side of the pendulum, after commencing her own Orders at the age of 40, she drew upon her natural resources, a deep radiating core of power, SN Scorpio, and took charge of the mission that allowed her to integrate her social purpose.  Being a victim of past social ostracization, she strongly disliked consensus life, needing non-conformity because it gave her Soul the freedom, independence and direct involvement with groups and individuals whom she wished to heal and transform through her social purpose, SN/NN.

Her Soul recreated the current life structures in order to de-condition from the past, and to further spiritualize her Vesta role, NN Vesta Cancer conj Neptune, bringing a redefinition of her self-image, and a desire to consciously know, not just believe in, but to know and unite with the Source Of All Things.  In order for this evolutionary progression to take place, she would create a returning Soul desire (Pluto) to expand her spirituality/consciousness (Neptune) by seeking balance and equality with others, not above or below others – but equal to (six NNs in the 7th house).  This would epitomize her future evolutionary journey, all Cancer NNs being ruled by the Moon conj Amazone conj NN, by a total redefinition of her self-image, developing more courage to stand up for what is naturally (not dogmatically) right, to expose the lies of the “media” of the distorted feminine through the religious/patriarchal system, and to reinstate and liberate the natural truth of the feminine with a thunderous voice (all 5th house planets/asteroids ruled by Taurus/Venus, Uranus rules 2nd house (the voice). 

Mother Teresa’s life is shrouded in mystery and myth, Chiron Pisces 2nd opp Sun, Neptune Cancer 7th.  Past life relationships had been subject to sadomasochism and remnants of these dynamics had been carried over into the current life, SN Vesta conj SN Uranus, SN Vesta opp NN Uranus, with Mercury Virgo 9th ruling NN Uranus.  During a debate for and against her beatification she was accused of being a hypocrite.  In her home for the dying, the sick and dying were made to sleep on pallets, and were not allowed to get up and walk.  Friends could not visit.  With AIDS on the rise, needles were re-used.  Painkillers were not given.  Patients who could otherwise survive died from infections and lack of treatment.  The needy were refused help when they approached the nuns at the wrong time.  Nuns were discouraged from seeking medical training to deal with the illnesses they encountered (with the justification that God empowers the weak and ignorant).  According to Mother Teresa’s philosophy,

“It is the most beautiful gift for a person that he can participate in the sufferings of Christ. 
I think it is very beautiful for the poor to accept their lot.
These people who are suffering would be closer to God. 
Suffering is transformative.”

She projected her philosophy of deficiency, lack and critical self-focus upon the external environment.  How could she watch her patients languish and die without administering pain-killers?  With her Scorpio SN 11th and Virgo planets, her Soul was permeated with what appeared to be cruelty and sadomasochistic tendencies rationalized by her religious beliefs.  These tendencies were so deeply entrenched that they were directed principally toward herself in an act of self-humiliation, but her self-abnegating philosophy became extended to the people in her care (the group).  In this respect, she dominated everyone around her, with her sitting at the top of her pyramid structure.  Giving to others came from her own reference, and her own sense of critical judgment and belief structure.   However, she was also a natural humanitarian and healer who possessed knowledge into the natural healing processes of the body..............

It’s been documented that she cured a patient of schizophrenia.  Sitting together, he witnessed a transfixation:  “The wrinkles disappeared.  She smiled and that was it.  It was the love of God.”  He called it ‘clinical hypnosis,’ which draws a parallel to the natural ability to understand universal healing laws, the way the mind affects the body, freeing people from imprints or beliefs that they perceive as real, SN Scorpio 11th, Jupiter Novile SN, Jupiter t-squ Uranus/Neptune, Jupiter squ Magdalena, Jupiter conj Natural Lilith.  It’s likely she possessed the knowledge of how positive/negative messages can affect the body, with healings being referred to as ‘miracles.’  Jesus, who performed miracles, sometimes asked the person if they really wanted to be healed.  Could it be that since both Mother Teresa and Jesus shared a Scorpio SN 11th and Gemini on the 7th house cusp, they had an innate instinct of the power of the mind, and the power of belief to heal?  In some cases, people were being transformed, that is, they were stepping out of the past into a new life, correlating to the natural gift of transformational healing, SN Scorpio 11th.  Her repetitive positive actions acted like a reprogramming or hypnotic suggestion tool upon the unconscious of the impoverished, sick and dying … and upon the imagination of the world … imbuing her with transformative healing power, Venus Leo 8th, and leading to her post-humous beatification, Venus rules MC, Saturn trine Juno/Mars/Sun. 
 
Throughout her career she would have to face the expansion of her intellectual database through experiencing doubt in the old ideas she had osmosed from teachers, authorities, bishops, priests, popes, scriptures, doctrines, dogma, etc., that is, information originating from the patriarchal power bases of others.  She surrendered to the special purpose assigned to her by Divine calling, Neptune ruled by Moon 5th, yet she was plagued with crisis and doubt?  Why?  She admitted to secretly being in a state of darkness for 50 years.  She could not disentangle herself from the inner lies, deceptions, the act of compensation, and the two faces shown to the world (duplicity), but kept a record of her doubts and misgivings in letters which were publically exposed post-humously.   The duplicity of messaging her faith to the world, yet hiding a loss of faith would have played heavily upon her conscience resulting in hiding and guilt.  Through fear of judgment and persecution Mother Teresa never got to turn around the act of compensation or heal the enormous amount of trauma within the daemon nature of her Soul which she kept hidden away from society, SNs Saturn/Pluto conj Uranus, ruled by Saturn.  The journey of healing for her Soul was a very delicate matter, and no doubt she had spent many years struggling with that dilemma.  She had taken the first steps to heal the unresolved trauma through the letters she had written (asking that they never be made public) but it will take great courage for her Soul to redesign her future lives to reflect the actuality of her Soul, Pluto conj NN Mars, NN Jupiter Cancer 7th, ruled by Moon conj Amazone. 

With Lucifer semisqu Pluto (last qtr), because of duality, Mother Teresa could not know God without evil.  The intention of Lucifer (evil) is to separate, not unify.  Evil was the test of God to see if she would choose Him above any separating desire.  Mother Teresa’s chart has a Mystic Rectangle made up of: 

•  SN Scorpio 11th – Ruler of Scorpio, Pluto Gemini 7th – Desire for power, feelings of powerlessness, deepest emotional weakness, sexuality
•  NN/Moon/Lucifer Taurus 5th – Ruler of Taurus, Venus Leo 8th – Limited vision, slow to change, distorting personal needs into selfishness, survival instinct
•  Uranus Capricorn 1st – Ruler of Capricorn, Saturn Taurus 4th – Need for social recognition and power
•  Neptune Cancer 7th – Ruler of Cancer, Moon Taurus 5th – Insecure, emotionally demanding, deepest emotional weakness

In the spiritual evolutionary condition, she learned to change those messages to the opposite:  that God would provide all that she needed in order to sustain herself.  As the Bearer of Light, she had the alchemical power to free herself by identifying how to osmose God’s power and how better to serve.  She learned how to channel the power of the Mystic Rectangle toward the concrete completion of a significant life-task through determination and self-reliance.  Feeling cut off from the Spirit was actually an impetus for evolutionary growth, causing her to be self-reliant in every way.  She was forced to find her own way – without relying on another (Pluto 7th).  She defined for herself what it meant to walk a new path alone with courage (PPP 1st), to redefine her spiritual beliefs (Sag 1st), to carry out a special purpose through personal resolve, fortitude and strength of will (NN 5th), to act as the Bearer of Light to serve God better (Lucifer conj NN), to re-align with her natural self (Amazone conj NN, Natural Lilith Libra 9th), and to express the Natural Laws of sharing, caring and inclusion (Moon conj NN). 

Over-extending herself by scattering her mind and undertaking too much work, had the effect of inducing an alchemical process of synthesizing all the various facts, information, tasks and relating patterns into one cohesive philosophy (PPP Sag).  She sought to de-condition from the past by taking a completely new path of self-discovery, based on a synthesized philosophy of service to mankind, PPP Sag 1st ruled by Jupiter conj MC, Uranus Cap 1st.  The past life dynamics would alchemize into an inner marriage of self-empowerment, self-worth, and self-love, Venus Leo 8th, and the capacity to make deep commitments with others as a means for securing resources for group survival, NN Taurus 5th.  The new development served to reawaken her to Natural Laws and to her daemon origins, SN Jupiter 1st conj Galactic Ctr conj PPP, where she would osmose and enjoy the simplicity of life, intuit her connection to universal timeless truth, respect and love her natural self, and become a natural expression of the nurturing of Mother Earth and Nature.  Her desire to help others would now come honestly from within her Self and from within her own Soul, thus discarding the old patriarchal dogmas which were being swept away with the wind, and inducing a self-purification of all that is false.  This would allow all the information that she had gathered to be given a new but consistent interpretation via the step-by-step building of a stable and secure spiritual value system (Sag) based upon her own personal observations, instincts, insights, and courage, and the evolution of her own Soul gained essentially through her own unique efforts, NN Taurus 5th.

This simply exceptional work Linda. Bravo !

God Bless, Rad




Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Nov 22, 2011, 01:19 PM
Hi Brenda,

This is a very good start Brenda. You have correctly identified some of the dynamics within her Soul, and why those dynamics exist. Relative to her PPP, and the ruler of her N.Node you have also understood some key evolutionary issues. Here is what stood out for me in that regard:

With the ruler of N node, Venus, in Leo, H 8 shows the inherent potential of transformation by the heart, it can also point to a great love of children, in a wider/non individual way  (natural ruler of 8th house, Scorpio in House 11). Had she better integrated the PPP in Sagittarius, she would have been able to see the divine in everything, she would have seen the face of Jesus sitting with her at all times, visiting her in the faces of all the children and people she helped. She would have opened to unconditional love, compassion and surrender, unfettering the rigidity of her thinking---puritanical, doubts -and conditioning. The deep inner void would have been filled with spirit---which is what she always longed for.

With many nuns, there is so much focus/opening of the higher chakras, and denial/underuse or underdevelopment of the lower chakras, it creates many imbalances in the physical body. Had she worked with the lower chakras in accordance with natural law, the lower chakras could have then fed the energy of her heart and strengthened it (the alchemical/transmutive relationship of fire and water) which would have been regenerative. Instead there was a disconnect which, ultimately, it took its toll.

A very good start Brenda. Bravo !

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Nov 22, 2011, 01:23 PM
Hi Heather,

Again, thanks for making the effort that you have. We all start somewhere and the Soul dynamics that you have identified are correct. Relative to this statement “ The Venus in Leo in the 8th house feels like such a relief to me, as her modus operandi is about her being able to express her deep choice for God, after all of the hinderances to experiencing that in her past. Then she will be able to respond to her instinctive natural desire to find God in a personal way."

This is indeed the key for her evolutionary future. Her Nodal axis, as you can see, is progressively moving towards a square to her Venus, ruler of her N.Node. And, of course, her natal Venus is square her Saturn which can correlate to a great inner blockage to the heart: emotions. In EA terms this all means that she is moving towards to need to inwardly experience the Godhead: proof. Thus, ‘faith’ in God is not enough and is one of the causes of her ‘inner darkness’. The next step in her evolution is to align with simply natural laws linked with the breath in which a direct inner experience of the inner Godhead can then occur. When this happens the entire inner universe and the personal aspects of God can then be directly experienced. This will then open her Soul up in such a way that the blockage to her emotions will be removed, and the inner darkness will become one of the Inner Light. Her personal teacher and guru will remain to be Jesus. As such, she will remember one of his core teachings: “When thy eye is single, one’s whole body is full of Light”.

Keep going Heather. You do have the God given capacity to do this work.

God Bless, Rad




Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Nov 22, 2011, 01:33 PM
Hi Ari,

Knowing your time constraints I want to thank you for the effort you have made. It is not as comprehensive as otherwise I know you are capable of doing. However the EA dynamics that you have analyzed are some of her core issues and are very accurate. Below is first the question that you had asked of me, and then one correction that I have added just below that. What stood out for me will then follow that.

"This would point to a soul who, similar to the dynamics of Obama, knew herself to be different evolutionarily than the consensus reality she was connected to, yet was a part of it in order to revolutionize it, which she in fact did. Rad, is that an accurate understanding of this signature?"

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Yes, yet she also adhered too and ‘believed’ in some of the very patriarchal distortions that remain in her evolutionary path to confront and liberate from: the traditional roles of women and men for example.

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"The north node in Taurus in the 5th house signifies the evolutionary purpose to actualize a special destiny that would enable her to actually listen to the needs of other people, and serve them. The sn in Scorpio and Pluto in the 7th, she can get lost in trying to create change that she would loose patience and perseverence by way of forming relationships with too many souls, listening to too many ideas and talking to too many people. The north node, as facilitating the Pluto polarity point, emphasizes the intention for this soul to internalize her own purpose and follow the directions that she is inwardly called to follow, this means she is always following her own vision (ppp in Sag in the 1st) even when other people's ideas, opinions and needs about how to help humanity is penetrating her feild of awareness. The Taurus nn keeps her self contained and focused on the special purpose she is here to fulfill."

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This is true yet at the same time she was also extremely (7th House Pluto and natal Venus square Saturn in Taurus) fixed and rigid is some of her beliefs that she would then impose on all others. Thus, the evolutionary issue for her of ‘listening’ is such a way to hear what others actually need, versus what she thinks that they need, will continue on into her evolutionary future until this becomes resolved.

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Here is what stood out for me:

In the past, this soul has been deeply sensitive and attuned to the reality of the planet - the condition of those who are in the minority casts, who are persecuted by the mainstream. Her underlying desire has been to interact and be available, to listen and meet the needs of the human beings on this planet. She has in fact incarnated in this planet in the past with the special ability to do such a things - this is signified by the by quintile between the sn in Scorpio in the 11th and its ruler Pluto in Gemini in the 7th which emphasizes the ability to creatively actualize the work that other people have already done before her. I think in this life that has been exemplified as creatively actualizing a path that has at one time already been set forth by Jesus.

n the past, this soul has been deeply sensitive and attuned to the reality of the planet - the condition of those who are in the minority casts, who are persecuted by the mainstream. Her underlying desire has been to interact and be available, to listen and meet the needs of the human beings on this planet. She has in fact incarnated in this planet in the past with the special ability to do such a things - this is signified by the by quintile between the sn in Scorpio in the 11th and its ruler Pluto in Gemini in the 7th which emphasizes the ability to creatively actualize the work that other people have already done before her. I think in this life that has been exemplified as creatively actualizing a path that has at one time already been set forth by Jesus.


This soul has experienced great trauma and abandonment in the past which correlates strongly to Jesus's own persecution and death. Her own Sun Juno and Mars is conjunct Jesus's Pluto in Virgo. Her Juno and Sun is squaring her nodes. In the past she has been married to a servant of God (Juno in Virgo) who had a special purpose and destiny (Sun) and was persecuted, 8th house, sn in Scorpio. This lead to a deep feeling of abandonment and betrayal as signified by the 8th house Virgo planets. The question becomes "Why?" After Jesus's death, his teachings and message remained and yet the world continued to grow darker. Living in faith and devotion to God was the challenge, and this is exactly what this soul has struggled with in the past.

Her faith has been tested in the past by way of being in situations of absolute lack and poverty and actually having given up faith in God's presence. Noting that the core issue with Virgo Sun is the perception of lack. This Sun squaring the nodes and opposing this Chiron which signifies a skipped step for this soul implies that this soul had the evolutionary requirement to keep on working, even when it seemed absolutely futile.

What would have lead to the skipped step, seeing that Chiron forms a first quarter square to the sn and is opposite the Sun which itself is forming a first quarter square with the nn, and Chiron is also conjunct  Pallas Athene and ruled by Neptune in Cancer in the 7th which forms a T square with Jupiter in Libra in the 9th and Uranus in Capricorn in the 1st points to the special purpose for this soul to travel (Jupiter as apex to the T square, and note it is also conjunct the MC) and create a structure of her own doing, one that is totally new; something that no one else is doing that serves a necessary social need (Uranus Capricorn 1st) – this has involved loving others unconditionally and meeting and providing for their deepest needs through unconditional love. She has met in this process great persecution for the work she was doing which also created great disillusionment in her relationship with her primary partner: God. The Neptune emphasis, especially given that it is ruled by the Moon in Taurus in the 5th house on the nn implies a core self sufficiency liked with a relationship with the divine. This soul has remained detached and free of personal need. However the personal loss that she has experienced in this process has truly created a crisis within her which is the deep need to feel loved and heard (7th house) by the divine. Translating back to Chiron in the second, she has kept all of this inside and remained stubborn in following her divine calling, all the while her inner feeling is like, as Stacy once described the Pisces archetype, a car on empty being expected to run.

This is what she was learning so deeply in this life time. This is what the lesson was for her, to have a pure heart and trust God, even when conditions seemed very dark and there seemed to be no direction or salavation of any kind in sight. In a Chironic kind of way, her woundedness was the medicine, staying close to God even during intense doubt and sharing the medicine of faith was in fact a deep healing for her own soul.

Integrating the Juno and Sun through the nodes is about marrying herself to a social purpose that will enable her to be in constant devotion and work for something greater than herself. The path of renunciation that she chose for herself, and the fact that she choose to come into a very consensus Christian reality is a reflection of her unresolved guilt as it has helped her to perpetuate her own inner feeling of lack.

She has not found herself worthy of sharing with another, of giving herself over to another as she has at a core level felt abandoned by God. This is also reflected in the Chiron in the second ruled by Neptune in the 7th. While they are not inconjunct, the archetypal relationship exists and the rulership connects them. It points to the lesson to develop self reliance in forming a relationship with God and God alone. This however has become distorted in not letting herself have any personal needs, leading to the second house head in the sand of remaining internally isolated and alone. The few people she sought guidance from were the consensus state clergy who, for the most part, were not able to understand or appreciate her condition. She kept herself in that world because of the masochistic mentality that it allowed her to work through.

A very good EA analysis Ari. Bravo !

God Bless, Rad



Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Nov 22, 2011, 01:37 PM
Hi Jason,

Your EA analysis of Mother Teressa is exceptional work, and your understanding of the 'dual arch' of her evolutionary history is not only accurate, but a key to understanding her Soul history, and the 'why' of that history. Here is what stood out for me:

In the lifetime of Mother Teresa, the Soul was in the midst of a critical choice-point in its evolutionary growth, a “crisis of action” wherein it was being called to develop its own perceptual process for recognizing and discerning Truth and of integrating the boggling amount of information and perspectives it has encountered (Mercury, ruler of Pluto, in 1st quarter square to Pluto, in 9th/Virgo).  The Soul must develop a means of narrowing the information collected from outside itself such that its perception leads to a direct and intuitive discernment of what is real vs. settle for a merely conceptual understanding that is derived through absorbing information and what it hears from others (Pluto in Gemini/7th).  This choice-point has taken the form of a deep existential crisis in the Soul, very appropriate because crises of meaning are this Soul’s primary vehicle for acting on its evolutionary desires (Mars In 9th/Virgo).  The crisis is specifically the experience of doubt (Virgo) – doubt relative to the various tenets, precepts, and propositions that the Soul has taken on from others in order to define reality.  The perceptual function itself is being reworked, as it evolves from having been narrowed through the wholehearted adoption of others’ self-righteous (and Judeo-Christian) reality frameworks (SN Mercury in 9th/Virgo), through the experience of doubt (Mercury 9th/Virgo), to a much deeper and heart-based means of knowing through merging with that which is perceived in order to know it directly (Mercury NN 8th/Leo).

There are two distinct ego structures and consequent lifetime patterns which the Soul has developed in order to pursue its desires relative to the above.  On the one hand the Soul has often incarnated with an intense orientation towards questioning, transformation, and rebellion (SN in 11th/Scorpio).  In these lifetimes the Soul has been preoccupied with deep and intense inquiry, the question over and over being “why,” an intense psychological focus to understand itself and others to the core and to penetrate to the deepest level of answers (Scorpio).  The Soul has sought to take down and pull apart all of the societal and cultural strictures that it had accumulated upon itself earlier in time, penetrating these to their core, absorbing what is of use and discarding the rest (11th house).  Many of these lifetimes have involved trauma and cataclysm, violation, crossing of boundaries, and alienation, all crises created by the Soul to “prune” itself in order to fulfill its social purpose (SN full phase inconjunct Pluto) the Soul having recognized that in order to listen objectively and understand correctly per its past desires (Pluto in 7th/Gemini), and in order to actualize its deep desires for service (Mercury ruler of Pluto and chart dispositor), anything that has been taken on which would block this must be removed. 

In these lifetimes, then, relationships with others were a primary vehicle of the Soul’s evolutionary process (SN in Scorpio; SN ruler Pluto in 7th/Gemini).  The Soul pursued a diversity of relationship forms with many, many people.  Given its hunger to learn and to release limiting cultural forms, the Soul frequently involved itself with fellow students (Gemini 7th), teachers (7th ruler Mercury in 9th), and persons from foreign cultures or locations relative to its own (also 9th).  It would have naturally encountered opportunities to meet these kinds of people given that it was likely involved in fringe groups, often secretive and subjected to persecution (SN 11th/Scorpio), such as for example, early Christian groups persecuted by pagans, and then later occult and other groups persecuted by Christians.

These relationships went in all different directions and exposed this Soul to all different kinds of information and perspectives, but what they all had in common were features of crisis and humiliation (inconjunct), and in fact even betrayal (Scorpio), all of which had the effect of inducing the Soul into deep self-analysis and probing, releasing of layers and layers of accumulated beliefs and proscriptions.  Of particular importance have been the Soul’s relationships with spiritual/religious teachers, to which it has been very prone (7th ruler Mercury in 9th also ruling 9th; Jupiter in 9th/Libra and also rules 12th; Neptune in 7th).  In these situations, the Soul being in a very fundamental way extremely influencable and desiring to please (Pluto 7th), it would constellate versions of the guru-devotee type crisis, wherein it would give of itself to and define itself through self-righteous teachers or hierophants and take on whatever they offered, then in some way end up being disillusioned and betrayed, let down by them.   Then the Soul would find itself sometimes alone even within the group, or back as a group of one.  A particular dynamic of importance that may have constellated in these situations, relevant to some of Mother Teresa’s obsessions in her own lifetime, is that of childbearing with the teacher and then having the child taken away or in some way being separated from that child (Pluto and Ceres, chief actors in the Persephone myth, both inconjunct to SN, essentially a yod with wide sextile).    In fact, the indications are that the Soul was perpetually denied “motherhood” in these lifetimes (Moon opposite SN), often due in some way to teachers or teachings, ideologies that prevented it (Jupiter inconjunct Moon).  It is easy to see how these experiences have translated into Mother Teresa’s own current-life concerns with abortion and idealizing motherhood, as well as her choice to become  a “mother” to the thousands she served. 

Again the evolutionary purposes of these many relationships and betrayals has been to assist the Soul in penetrating to the root of, and deconditioning from, belief systems and cultural accretions that no longer served it (SN 11th/Scorpio).  However, while the drive towards this growth is strong, the Soul’s own resistance has also been very strong (Nodes in Taurus/Scorpio and fixed houses).  For additional reasons discussed more below, the Soul has had great difficulty with deconditioning from particular aspects of Christian and patriarchal belief systems, and has therefore held onto these even through the many betrayals and wake-up calls described here.

Before turning to the Soul’s resistance, another development that bears mention now is that while all of this activity of course could be quite consuming and distracting for the Soul, meaning the intense numbers of relationships and the places they would take the Soul, nevertheless the Soul also benefitted from some experiences in these lifetimes that whenever it would begin to lose its way, perhaps by being too easily influenced by the new relationships and all of the associated new information, the Soul would experience in these lifetimes fated encounters with others which would, in some sense, help it to “course correct”, and stay in alignment with the destiny pattern it was intending (Venus 3rd quarter septile SN).  These would often be secret figures, unknown to others, who would encourage the Soul in its own continuing unfoldment, and who would remind the Soul of its specialness (Venus in 8th/Leo).  There are strong indications that the Soul in these encounters participated in secret initiations and mystery rites involving the death/rebirth process, the recovery of lost children and parts of self, the development of spirituality and discipleship, the processing of grief, the healing of the sacred feminine (Venus conjunct Persephone, NN Neptune, NN Mercury, Dark Moon Lilith, and NN Venus), and the development of creative (Leo) forms for the actualization of sexual energy (Venus 1st quarter square to Vesta).  For obvious reasons relative to this Soul’s deep identification with the Ceres/Pluto/Persephone myth – the Eleusinian and related mystery cults come to mind in this situation.  There is also an indication that these fated encounters, although “on hold” in the current life (Saturn square Venus, Saturn conjunct Vesta),  represent an important new evolutionary direction that has been developing and gestating, in the Soul, that will likely start to take greater and more focused, concentrated form in near-future lifetimes (Venus new phase novile Pluto, also note these are the two nodal rulers).   

As mentioned above, the dynamics of transformation, deconditioning, betrayal, and relationship described here represent one of two dual arcs of lifetimes described by the Soul’s nodal axis (due to the skipped step Chiron).  The second arc, which the Soul seems to me to have largely followed in Mother Teresa’s lifetime, has comprised of lifetimes in which the Soul has sought to be totally self-reliant and single-minded in the fulfillment of a special destiny and contribution (NN in Taurus/5th, has been active in past lives due to Chiron square).  In these lifetimes, the Soul has turned away from the instability of the deconditioning process, and has sought instead stability and containment (Taurus), the desire to focus its creative energy (NN widely conjunct Vesta in 5th/Taurus which is also conjunct Saturn) and indeed to be the “mother” (NN conjunct Moon) it could not be in those intense situations.  In a sense, in these lifetimes, the frog has willingly and voluntarily placed itself back in the well – for example, the well of the Church, whom the Soul has evolutionarily outgrown –  believing that it will be safer there and more able to make its unique contribution.  In these lifetimes the Soul took itself “out of circulation” sexually and relationally, preferring to contain these energies and redirect them towards its creative pursuits.  There was likely a sense that its own, or its children’s, survival was on the line, and that it was absolutely necessary to close up, preserve resources and energies of all kinds, hold one’s position.   

The Soul in these lifetimes tended to be very oriented towards particular dogmas, and in many ways to ignore the deconditioning process and to metaphorically, “stick its head in the sand” relative to the cataclysms taking place around it, to resist this aspect of the evolutionary process and try to skip ahead to more stable times.  Of course this would lead to greater and greater crises constellating to get its attention, but the Soul managed to stay in its “well” and therefrom to be its own person.  From within that context, the Soul would then also become in some sense the monarch (5th house) of its own limited domain.  It was “in charge” and reality was arranged around it, while it very narrowly pursued its interests and its particular concerns in exactly the way it deemed appropriate. 

In addition, for this Soul, the experience of aloneness and adriftness is directly related to its experience of God itself, which it has come to project as outside, or Other than, itself (Chiron’s ruler Neptune in 7th).  This delusion of God being “somewhere out there”, thereby meaning that the Soul itself is devoid of God, and indeed also meaning that God can “hang up the phone” after making the initial call and never call again, reflecting the Soul’s misunderstanding that God is separate from the Soul and that she can ever be alone from God, since all is God.  The additional context is that for this Soul that God-out-there is also experienced as directly opposing the Soul’s own impulse and desire to individuate and express its own sense of uniqueness and difference, its own unique way of structuring its consciousness (Neptune opposite Uranus in 1st/Capricorn).  Essentially the Soul telling itself, “God doesn’t like it when I try to be my own person”.  However, this situation is complex.  Again following the pattern of dualities, in some lifetimes it is evident that the Soul has begun to “throw off” and rebel against this idea (Uranus in full phase opposition), and now there is a definitive “throwing off” that is being prepared for as the Soul reconsiders and looks at doing this an entirely new way (Uranus retrograde).   

The resolution of this emptiness and spiritual adriftness lies in the Soul undertaking one final unflinching deep stare at itself and its spiritual orientations, its grief, all of this material just described, and deconditioning, dismantling all of what remains that does not serve it.  This will have to be done relationally (SN in Scorpio/11th, ruler in Gemini/7th), with others, not alone (Taurus) as has been the tendency – the most crucial element of the process will be vulnerability and risk (Scorpio), to risk being hurt, to open back up sexually, financially, energetically, to re-enter the world of exchange which simply cannot be bypassed and in that experience a natural deconditioning of the Soul will take place.  It will be dangerous:  breakdown (Scorpio) and breakthrough (11th) will both take place.  In many ways, the Soul, throwing itself into life this deeply, rather than retreating from it, will experience apparent madness, altered states and new experiences that characterize the opening of new spiritual faculties and levels of perception. 

Exceptional work Jason. Bravo !

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Nov 22, 2011, 01:41 PM
Hi Gonzalo,

Your EA analysis of Mother Teressa is very accurate, and excellent work. Here is what stood out for me:

Pluto in the 7th House reflects that a new evolutionary cycle is initiating, in which the Soul has desired to evolve into new ways of giving to others, listening to others, and relating to others in general. The intention of this new cycle is to reach a state of balance between self and other people. The new evolutionary cycle has become necessary because the pre-existing ways of giving/listening/relating to others are outmoded or have reached a point of stagnation, which has implied a limitation for the evolving desires in general, and desires associates with relationships. The pre-existing ways of giving to others have been out of balance in some ways.

With Pluto being in Gemini, some of these prior ways of giving to other people have been actualized through the vehicle of knowledge forms, thought, and education. With the South Node in the 11th House, some of these ways of giving occurred in the context of religious communities advocated to education of children at schools or as missionaries oriented to indoctrinating the ‘pagans’ for salvation of their Souls from a Christian point of view as an example. Gemini correlates with manmade laws and beliefs, versus Sagittarius correlation with natural laws. Gemini correlates with opinions, and Sagittarius correlates with truth. Thus, Teressa’s Soul has been delivering intellectual constructions to other people, which are based on systems of manmade, artificial ideas about overall reality, which, then, have in some ways conditioned and limited the desires and needs of giving to others. In other words, giving to others based in her Soul’s pre-existing ideas of what the others need, these ideas being, at some past lifetimes of Teressa coming into the current life, a reflection of religious precepts, or intellectual systems of other types.

With the South Node being in Scorpio, in the 11th House, ruler by Pluto 7th House Gemini, Teressa has desired to liberate from pre-existing intellectual constructions that have limited the necessary objectivity the Soul desires to learn. With the South Node in Scorpio, a series of many lifetimes which have been intensely conflictive and cataclysmic for the Soul reveals that the Soul has attempted in its evolutionary past, to control and resist the necessary liberation. The resistance has been the reason for the intensity of the conflicts, confrontations, crises, and traumas (SN Scorpio in the Aquarius House). 

The resistance has operated through the same types of manmade beliefs as the basis for rationalizations, in which all the emotional insecurity (Pluto 7th House, SN Scorpio 11th House), has been detached from or suppressed and controlled, by means of a high development of the intellectual and mental corpuses which have at same time have conditioned her Soul’s ways of relating to herself and others, and the way in which her Soul has understood the nature of its own desires and motivations. Thus, the Soul has desired to be needed by others because of her intellectual and teaching capacities, and to identify with these roles as a ways to maintain her own fundamental alienation and subconscious insecurity.

Given that the Soul is now at the 1st stage spiritual state, the liberation from consensus belief systems would have occurred in past lifetimes during the individuation process. Why, then, did her Soul need to gravitate and immerse herself in the Catholic church in the current lifetime? With the South Node being in Scorpio, this would have occurred because of unresolved karma dictating the need to relive and recreate past life experiences in which the dynamics of giving conditioned by beliefs existed. The limitation implied in the existing ways of giving manifested in current life time as the crisis in faith, ie. not knowing what to believe, experiencing lack of meaning, this leading her to sustain a set of beliefs in which the Soul feels that doesn’t believe … this being rationalized from the point of view of masochistic doctrines dictating the need to experience pain and suffering in order to evolve or to know God. It has also manifested in current lifetime in a conscious orientation to give ultimate value and meaning to the work done for others not because of those others themselves-their Souls-but because of an intellectual construction in which those Souls were being brought closer to God (ie. the Soul seems not to know at a conscious level or perceive that those Soul have value in themselves, and further, that those Souls “are” God. Thus, the Soul created hype-rationalizations which filter the nature and purpose of the relationships, and allows to perpetuate a detachment from the inner emotional states originating in the experiences of massive loss of relationships.

Thus, Pluto 7th House being in Gemini reflects a duplicity in which the Soul continues to teach or to sustain in face of others, that which inwardly does not believe in, in which the not believing is rationalized as a necessary suffering. 

The Pluto polarity point is in the 1st House Sagittarius, reflecting the need to embrace a new cycle of evolution based on independent and self-experiential discovery, in order to create a new spiritual understanding of overall reality and life. The new cycle would demand experiences of withdrawal from mundane or social conditions in order to seek absorption in nature, for new insights, intuitions and seeds to penetrate her consciousness, providing new perspectives based on an inner experience of meaning, ie. non-dependent on any intellectual constructions, or in external roles defined by or through other people, or in ‘being needed’ by others. With the North Node in the 5th House Taurus, and its planetary ruler, Venus, being in the 8th House Leo, the Soul desires to create from within a totally new way of relating to self, in which the Soul finds the courage to penetrate the nature of its own emotional dynamics and compulsions, and discover and actualize a sense of purpose and motivation deriving from the ongoing self-discovery and experiential relationship with ‘truth’, instead of being dependent on pre-existing intellectual constructions, and the associated orientation to define self through others. It implies creating the necessary new experiences, promoting new perspectives, understanding, and direct knowledge, leading to new ways of relating to self, in which the Soul could discover from within the experience of love, and reformulate the relationship with self through the experience of love, which will then allow an evolution in the ways the Soul experiences relationships with other people, and how the Soul listens to other people and is able to identify what they objectively need according to their own reality, instead of projecting constructed beliefs and her own rationalized desires for atonement (the story of not giving painkillers to people who needed … “She felt that suffering would bring people closer to Jesus” … 'the most beautiful gift for a person that he can participate in the sufferings of Christ').

Excellent work Gonzalo. Bravo !

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: cat777 on Nov 22, 2011, 02:03 PM
Hi Rad and All,

This study of Mother Teresa is fascinating.  I am really enjoying it.  I have to say, waiting for those involved in the Conference to post was well worth the wait.  I am glad we did not go forward without them.

Now that all is said and done, I have a question for Rad.  Back a few pages ago, in response to a question from Ari, you said "This was because she inwardly felt herself to be a fraud in some ways because of the utter inner darkness that plague most of her life. And there was a karmic reason for that. "

Can you elaborate on that now?  I'm curious as to what exactly you were thinking when you said that.

Thanks
cat


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Nov 23, 2011, 09:36 AM
Hi Cat,

The karmic reason is that in other lives, among them, Mother Teressa was in the role of a Mother Superior within the confines of a convent. In that life and role she was extremely authoritarian, judgmental, and caused real trauma to some of nuns in that life. One of the judgements that she would project on them, repeatedly and in beyond terse terms, in the face whatever issues or problems this or that nun was having was "you don't have enough faith". She would deliver this judgment like a person delivering a hammer blow to the head. A common Soul dilemma among these nuns was one of feeling inwardly empty, alone, reporting their own inner state of darkness. Of course Mother Teressa in that life was dealing with exactly the same inner dilemma that remained as a secret within her even as she would deliver these hammer blows of judgements upon wavering nuns who were looking to her of course to help them deal with it. Words here can't really convey the intensity she manifested in these judgmental hammer blows that did cause real Soul trauma to many of these nuns in her care. This is then one of the causes of the karma that I alluded too.

In another life that took place she was a very high official as a man within the Vatican who was charged during one of the Inquisitions to stamp out, crush, a 'renegade' movement within Christianity called the Gnostics.  This movement was of course all about 'knowing' the inner Christ: gnosis. In that time the Vatican was all about blind authority to itself, and the Pope. Thus, the Gnostics were considered to be complete threats to their and the Pope's authority which was defined by absolute adherence to that authority: and to have 'faith' in that authority because the Pope was supposed to be God's man on earth. The Gnostics were thus hunted down by the Vatican armies and destroyed. This then in another one of the  karmic causes that manifested within Mother Teressa as an almost absolute inner darkness.

This karma then required her to carry on in her mission, the mission instilled within her by the visitation of Jesus on the train, despite this inner darkness and the apparent loss of faith. It was her own personal 'test' from God via one of It's agents called Jesus. One of those karmic tests was in fact to honestly admit to the reality of her own inner darkness, and apparent loss of faith which she in fact did. This is the link to the Mother Superior life where she issued all those intense judgments upon the nuns for their lack of faith, and the related types of judgments that would come from this, while at the same time keeping her own inner state secret from them: in essence pretending to be something that she was not, something 'superior' than the nuns themselves.

The main 'test' was of course to carry out her mission despite and because of this inner darkness, and apparent loss of faith. And she indeed did exactly that. She passed the 'test' with flying colors in reality. her reward for staying committed to the mission given to her by Jesus, beyond all those that she indeed helped, was at the moment of her own transition: just before the last breath she was given the vision of the INNER LIGHT, AND JESUS HIMSELF WHO APPEARED WITHIN IT, HOLDING OUT HIS HAND TO USHER HER INTO THE ASTRAL REALMS.

God Bless, Rad



     


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: cat777 on Nov 23, 2011, 10:11 AM
Hi Rad,

Thank you so much for that. What a fascinating journey!  I am wondering, have all her "recent" past lives been so intense or has she had any breaks?  Have they all been so focused on patriarchal religion?  Has she ever had an opportunity to experience any other type of belief system on a personal level? It sounds like her major religious imprinting is all Roman Catholic. Has she ever even been a Protastant, let alone anything else?  I wonder what she came out of before patriarcal Catholicism took hold of here.  What you have shared goes to show how long it can take to work something out.  Contemplating out loud here :-)

Thanks again
Cat


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Nov 23, 2011, 10:38 AM
Hi Cat,

Please reread what Jason has understood correctly as her 'dual tract' within her prior lives. Within this dual tract has of course been lifetimes where she has explored many other philosophical and patriarchal religions relative to different cultures at different times. One of her other main traditions and explorations in the past took place in India at different times. This of course is also one of the roots of Jesus's own prior life history.

God Bless, Rad



Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Kristin on Nov 23, 2011, 10:45 AM
Hi Rad,

This question connects to cat's last question.

You have talked about the fact that Jesus and Mother Theresa have the same SN in Scorpio in the 11th..also share a Mars in Virgo, so clearly their mission to help the downtrodden and the unlovables historically have been their common mission.

Because of her expressed 'personal love' for him, the one that she has given herself to in every way, of course this leads me to believe she was there during the time of Christ and they may have been doing the work together in some fashion, that she was able to witness first hand some of his miracles here on Earth - this being the root of her intense faith at certain times. At that time, his teachings were quite different than what the Bible says and as you shared Jesus taught people how to know God for themselves, ie teaching how to have this inner experience - "When thine eye becomes single the body will become full of light."

So is there a way to know astrologically, in combination with observation if Mother Theresa was there at that time of Christ? Perhaps in India in those 'Lost years' as it is written about Jesus before he came back to Israel.


***

Also, In lifetimes before the life of Christ, might she have been one of his devotees who was able to get personally close to him, possibly even intimately so?

I understand if this cannot be shared..I am just trying to understand why her personal feeling of connection to him 'are' so intense..

Thanks so much for all of your guidance and unwavering support..
Kristin




Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: cat777 on Nov 23, 2011, 11:32 AM
Hi again,

Oh yes.  Jason's piece!  I've read it several times already and yes, the answers are there.  I will now reread it again! 
 
After reading Kristin's comments and questions, I am thinking it might be interesting to do a COmposite chart of MT and JC.  Maybe we can do that after the transits?

Cat


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Nov 23, 2011, 01:41 PM
Hi Cat and Kristin,

I just can't go much further about Mother Teressa's connection to Jesus. I can say that there have been lives where they have been very close to another. So no further than that cause of certain Natural Laws that must be honored.

God Bless, Rad



Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: cat777 on Nov 23, 2011, 01:51 PM
Perfectly understood.  What you have given us is enriching.  Thank you for that.

Cat


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: mountainheather on Nov 23, 2011, 03:39 PM
Hi Rad,

Thank you! for your support and encouragement.
Question about the breath.  Is this reflected in an archetype in her chart, or is it a reflection of progressively realizing the secret of the breath as her soul evolves spiritually(evolutionary state)?


Blessings, Heather


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Nov 24, 2011, 07:11 AM
Hi Heather,

It reflects the natural evolutionary progression of her Soul.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: cat777 on Nov 24, 2011, 07:26 AM
Hi Rad,

In regard to the Gnostics, are there any astrological correlations that might indicate someone was a member of this sect? 

Thanks
cat


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Nov 24, 2011, 07:56 AM
Hi Rad,

In regard to the Gnostics, are there any astrological correlations that might indicate someone was a member of this sect?  

Thanks
cat

Hi Cat,

Not as such. EA is about dynamics, and the evolutionary/ karmic reason for whatever dynamics any given Soul has had. Through a combination of various dynamics that are linked with a Soul's need for inner proof, or direct inner experience of the inner Godhead, which is then linked with Christianity through other astrological archetypes and combined with the astrological Ages and their sub-ages, and geodetics, it is then possible to make logical EA deductions that would lead to such a possibility.  

Some time ago we had a whole thread on geodetics that you might want to read in order to understand this more fully.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: cat777 on Nov 24, 2011, 08:13 AM
Quote
Hi Cat,

Not as such. EA is about dynamics, and the evolutionary/ karmic reason for whatever dynamics any given Soul has had. Through a combination of various dynamics that are linked with a Soul's need for inner proof, or direct inner experience of the inner Godhead, which is then linked with Christianity through other astrological archetypes and combined with the astrological Ages and their sub-ages, and geodetics, it is then possible to make logical EA deductions that would lead to such a possibility.  

Some time ago we had a whole thread on geodetics that you might want to read in order to understand this more fully.

God Bless, Rad


Thanks Rad,  I follow you.  I read that thread early on.  Very complex.  I will revisit it.  One more question.  I haven't read much about the Gnostics but have read the entire Nag Hammadi Library (book) which is a translation of their texts.  If I recall, their beliefs are not patriarchal, correct? More "whole" uniting both the masculine and feminine?  

Thanks,
cat


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Nov 24, 2011, 08:28 AM
Quote
Hi Cat,

Not as such. EA is about dynamics, and the evolutionary/ karmic reason for whatever dynamics any given Soul has had. Through a combination of various dynamics that are linked with a Soul's need for inner proof, or direct inner experience of the inner Godhead, which is then linked with Christianity through other astrological archetypes and combined with the astrological Ages and their sub-ages, and geodetics, it is then possible to make logical EA deductions that would lead to such a possibility.  

Some time ago we had a whole thread on geodetics that you might want to read in order to understand this more fully.

God Bless, Rad


Thanks Rad,  I follow you.  I read that thread early on.  Very complex.  I will revisit it.  One more question.  I haven't read much about the Gnostics but have read the entire Nag Hammadi Library (book) which is a translation of their texts.  If I recall, their beliefs are not patriarchal, correct? More "whole" uniting both the masculine and feminine?  

Thanks,
cat

Hi Cat,

Yes, and that is because Jesus himself taught that women and men are inherently equal. For the first two centuries after he was Crucified he teachings were spread by men and women equally. Then progressively men began to dominate and utterly change this core teaching of his wherein women were subjugated to the will of men/priest/Popes.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: BrendaP on Nov 24, 2011, 10:18 AM
Hi Rad,

Much gratitude for your time, teaching, guidance and encouragement. This place has been more of an anchor and haven in this crazy world than I can say. I am different--in a good way--because of EA, even though I have much to learn. It is truly a healing paradigm.

Will read more slowly what the others have written and expressed so beautifully.

Happy Holidays--thanks again.

God Bless.

Brenda


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Linda on Nov 24, 2011, 03:07 PM
Hi Rad,

Thanks for your wonderful feedback and encouragement
and for your incredible patience with reading and assessing
our work.

Just curious:  What archetype governs the "breath"?

Wishing you Expansiveness and Joy for this
New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius.

Blessings,
Linda


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Nov 25, 2011, 08:41 AM
Hi Rad,

Thanks for your wonderful feedback and encouragement
and for your incredible patience with reading and assessing
our work.

Just curious:  What archetype governs the "breath"?

Wishing you Expansiveness and Joy for this
New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius.

Blessings,
Linda

Hi Linda,

Well it a real treat for me to be part of this experience with all of you on this thread, as it has been with other threads. It's a treat because of the development of all of you, to witness it, and to know that all of your own commitment to EA means that each of you will spread and teach it in your own ways.

The archetypes for breathing or the breath is Uranus, Aquarius, and the 11th House.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: ari moshe on Nov 25, 2011, 04:26 PM
Hi everyone, just want to let you know that I'll be away till mid next week. At which point I will read through the past posts and prepare for the next assignment in this thread. Thank you so much Rad for the patience and care in your responses to our work.
God bless
Ari Moshe


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Nov 26, 2011, 07:18 AM
Hi Jason,

Sure that would be great to do actually. Some in our current group worked on that thread about cosmograms and the geodetics, and some have not. So for those that have this would be great, and also great for those that have not because this can serve as an introduction to them.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Nov 26, 2011, 01:03 PM
Hi Jason,

Exceptional EA diagnosis of those past lifetimes of hers using cosmograms, the geodetic equivalents, and the astrological Ages and sub-Ages. Thanks for doing this work and sharing with us all.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: cat777 on Nov 26, 2011, 03:00 PM
Hi Jason,

Thank you for doing all of that work and sharing it with us.  (And Rad for encouraging it).  It's an excellent example of what the cosmograms can add to a reading.  I'm going to read it often.  Amazing stuff!  And you make it look so simple  :-)


cat


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Nov 28, 2011, 08:42 AM
Hi Group,

So we have come to the next step in our EA analysis of Mother Teressa that involves the timing of various events that all correlate to the ongoing evolutionary intentions and development of her Soul's intentions in her life. As we know the birth chart correlates to the whole of the Soul's intentions in any given life. The planetary transits to the birth chart correlate with the 'timing' of various evolutionary events and developments that occur as the Soul's life progresses from birth the death.

In EA we want to particularly focus on the transits of the natal Lunar Nodes, the transits of the natal planetary ruler of those natal Lunar Nodes, transits to the natal Lunar Nodes themselves, transits to the natal planetary ruler of those Natal Lunar Nodes, transits to natal Pluto and it's polarity point, the transit of Pluto itself as it forms aspects to natal planets and/or crosses into a new house, and the transit of Mars to the natal chart as it acts out in an instinctual way the desires emanating from Pluto, the Soul, itself.

Below is a timeline of key events in the life of Mother Teressa. Of course there are obviously many other key event in her life that have not been listed. If any of you decide to research her life further to discover other key events please feel free to post them. One of the problems in this timeline is that it is very general: the years are given but not the months/day of specific events except at the very end of the timeline. Nonetheless I would like all of you to try to match up these events with the specific types of EA transits mentioned above. Please post your results as you can, and if you have any questions please ask now.

God Bless, Rad

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Mother Teresa Timeline:

    Aug 27, 1910 - Born as Agnes Gionxhu Bejuxhiu ans in Skopje in the former Yugoslavia
    1928 - Becomes Roman Catholic Loretto nun and begins noviate training in Loretto Abbey, Dublin, Ireland, takes name Sister Teresa
    1929 - Arrives in Calcutta, India, becomes a teacher at St. Mary's High School
    1937 - Takes final vows as a nun
    1948 - Permitted to leave order and moves to slums to start school
    1948 - Transfers her citizenship from Yugoslavia to India. Left the convent to
    work alone in the slums. Receives medical training in Paris
    1950 - Founds the Missionaries of Charity
    1952 - Opens Nirmal Hriday ("Pure Heart"), home for the dying
    1953 - Opens orphanage
    1957 - Begins her work with lepers for which her order becomes well known around the world
    1958 - Order's first facility outside of Calcutta opens in Drachi, India
    1962 - Wins first prize for work among the poor: Padma Shri award
    1965 - The Catholic Church grants the order permission to organize missions outside of India
    1971 - Receives the Pope John XXIII Peace Prize and uses the $25,000 to build a leper colony
    1979 - Awarded Nobel Peace Prize for work with destitute and dying
    1982 - Persuades the Israelis and Palestinians to cease fire long enough to rescue 37 retarded children from Beirut
    1983 - Has heart attack while visiting Pope John Paul II
    1985 - Awarded ‘Medal of Freedom’
    1989 - Suffers second heart attack, fitted with pacemaker
    1990 - Re-elected superior general of her order of the Missionaries for Charity, despite her wish to step down
    1992 - Enters the hospital in La Jolla, California for treatment of pneumonia and
    congestive heart failure
    1993 - Falls and breaks three ribs in May, hospitalized for malaria in August, undergoes surgery for blocked blood vessel in September
    1996 - Falls and breaks collarbone in April, suffers malarial fever and left ventricle failure in August, receives honorary citizenship on November sixteenth
    March 13, 1997 - Steps down as the head of her order, is succeeded by Sister Nirmala
    September 5, 1997 - Dies of a massive heart attack in Calcutta at the age of 87


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: cat777 on Nov 30, 2011, 07:29 PM
Hi Rad,

I am not sure I am going to be able to do this.  I seem to have software limitations.  I just tried limiting myself to exact hard aspects only, using Venus, Mars, Pluto and the Nodes only.  It took quite some time only to give me a "Hit Limit reached" error in 1977.  The report up to that point was 167 pages which I tried to save as a pdf.  That was a nightmare and unsuccessful.  I think I would have to do this by individual years on the list and don't think I'm going to have time any time soon to do all of that as I leave on a business trip Friday. I might try to pick maybe three events and run those to take with me.  I'm not even sure how much time I can put into this while I am gone, but I am thinking some experience is better than nothing.  Is that ok?

Thanks
cat


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Dec 01, 2011, 08:11 AM
Hi Cat,
 
Of course. And have a great trip.


God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: BrendaP on Dec 04, 2011, 12:04 PM

I am jumping in a bit precipitously, and have some admitted limitations to my learning/understanding. Thanks Rad and Jason for the encouragement. Jason I really enjoyed your segment with Kristin on Saturn and the archetype of shame (tho' did not go there below in my synthesis). When I copied, the spacing got a bit mangled in places. Realize this will not be discussed until others have contributed. Thanks.

In continuing with the discussion relative to the life transits, due to personal limitations, including not having astro software, I will limit this to mainly the repeating archetypes of Uranus/Neptune/Saturn –which kept jumping at me while going through the ephemeris, especially in looking at the transits related to her heart issues from the 1990’s on. There are parts where I am thinking/questioning out loud as I write.

I will backtrack to her natal chart beginning with her natal Uranus Rx in Capricorn, opposing Neptune in Cancer—this can be read on many levels, but it does describe an original injury to her soul that manifests physically and psychically in her body/mind/heart. Uranus is trine her Mercury in Virgo, the ruler of Capricorn, Saturn is square her Venus in Leo (H 8, natural ruler Pluto, ruler of So Node House 11)—the original injury to the heart. The original cause being loss/grief-  Pluto Gemini—Lungs—in Chinese Medicine Lungs hold grief, H 7 natural ruler Venus now in Leo—Heart, prenatal grief held in the heart, she was born into a well house of sorrow. This would have been carried in the genetic level-Saturn, and likely there might have been an actual physical, structural part of her heart (ie valve, scarring) —a physical cause leading to nerve conduction dysfunction, interrupting the rhythm of her heart.  With Venus in Leo squared by Saturn, this makes me think of the term “Heart Small” used by Dr. Leon Hammer (psychiatrist/acupuncturist—“Dragon Rises, Red Bird Flies”) to describe a congenitally induced trauma that indicates true heart organ issues, and which will affect breath, circulation, and the emotional body.
Grand Earth trine Uranus-Moon-Mercury in the Fire houses, Fire element =Heart, also shows the great stress of the emotional body on her heart.—shows a nervous system that is instinctively overly reactive and responsive to its environment.  Mercury/Virgo = Small Intestine,  SI , is a fire official in Chinese Medicine, it is responsible for separating the pure from the turbid. It is paired with the Heart, and in a healthy state, supports emotional clarity and confers wisdom and discernment to the heart/brain. Turbidity = damp= confusion. Emotional stagnation/blockage (Mercury square Pluto) would lead to the heat of stagnation/unresolved emotions (Mars in Virgo-chronic overworking, overly digesting everything in life) heat flaring upwards and attacking the heart, disturbing it’s rhythm (in Western medicine—acid reflux can/does cause heart arrhythmias). There would also be a disturbance in assimilation, an inability to bring in nurturing to self, thus to others, a disturbance in the production of blood (B-12 mfr would be off) affecting heart circulation, and a disruption in serotonin production –which would also perpetuate the Virgo loop of ocd, compulsivity, negativity, guilt.
In a prior life, perhaps the trauma of the loss of Jesus, in this life separation from her father, then mother—especially with the Capricorn-Cancer opposition—themes of Father-Mother, male-female, a  separation of yin and yang, and dissociation  due to “heart shock.”   “Heart Shock”/PTSD  would cause life long disruptions in heart circulation at the physical, spiritual, emotional levels. In the new “Essays in EA, “pp 282-3 JWG literally describes this very same phenomena exactly in the section on Uranus RX.  Uranus Rx at birth “correlates to a Soul who experienced various kind of traumas that remain unresolved in the soul…Uranus Rx at birth it is pointing towards Neptune. In combination this creates a core alienation from the reality of Earth itself, of societies in general, from any sense of meaning for life.”  These emotions will be cycled over and over, and of course, by transit the contents come up once more seeking resolution.
This aspect—also reinforces the solitary path, as she once again separates from mother/father archetypes—and goes on a solitary journey, acting on the call within.  I think this aspect also indicates the massive projection on her by others, which is so big, she feel she can’t live up to these enormous expections, and thus feels she is a fake—leading to the inner void and depression (Cancer-Capricorn=Moon/Saturn).

Since I only looked in the Ephemeris, lacking good software,--I followed the path of her heart issues, beginning in 1992—and the themes that kept popping  out to me were the Saturn/Uranus/Neptune archetypes repeating. Even though, at times the aspects were not always exact, these environmental stresses would start to be percolating in her being—consciously and subconsciously, causing physical, emotional, spiritual stresses to body and psyche.

At any of these times, she could have potentially died, but her Venus in Leo, N Node-Taurus in H 5, she has a great tenacity to the life force, life itself, so she survives multiple assaults.
Where I still have a question unresolved, is how does she rationalize the pomp, pageantry, of the Pope/papacy/Vatican? She gets the repeat message to leave all behind—follow in Jesus path- and walk amongst the most disadvantaged, the most neglected, absolute pariahs. I think in a past life, perhaps when she first met with Jesus, that she might have been quite wealthy—indulging in, enjoying sensuality, excesses, she may have had other lives of power, wealth and prominence in a religious order Vesta-Taurus, H5, opposing So Node Scorpio—and left the material security and hypocrisy of that to follow Jesus, but also retained the guilt, the need to atone related to that ( Virgo/Pisces). Also she had lives where she enjoyed material security and power within religious orders, and then was quite abusive of her power (Rad’s description of her life as Mother Superior). Was it the spiritual-soul level incongruence that set off the heart shocks during these transits?—So when she sees the Pope, she recognizes a life she was part of—many lives ago. As she confronts the original duality—she finds she is neither here nor there---neither really true to following in Jesus path—she does his work, his actions, his service, but not with a wide open compassionate heart—but out of duty and service. And the sacred fire she tends as Vesta keeper of the flame, continues to bring wealth into the church.

Uranus—Saturn—seed consciousness=-follow own inner light, to liberate from consensus, sociocultural conditioning—liberate from male/female (Cancer-Capricorn). Likely a gender switch-high resistance to being in this female body—another cause to be punitive to other females, subsequent devaluing of females in a patriarchal culture.
1983—meets the Pope, has a heart attack-- transiting N Node conjuncts natal Pluto; in May Transiting Pluto and Saturn in Libra (Venus, ruler of N Node in H 5) squares her Natal Pluto (Houses 10-7.) While this shows stresses to her Heart, I think it also goes back to the lack of congruity of the Vatican/Pope and the true message of Jesus, and what her work, and path are truly about. I think it re-shocks her soul with the confrontation of the hypocrisy.  Also in April/May of that year transiting Mars in Taurus conjuncts her natal Saturn squaring  natal Venus—the stress of anger generating heat that injures the heart.

In the 1990’s begins the Uranus/Neptune in Capricorn transits, this starts the “percolation” of the original  trauma into the consciousness for resolution.
1993 – fell, fx 3 ribs; malaria, Sept surgery for blocked blood vessel. Transiting Saturn 26 Aquarius, squares the Natal Nodes; transiting Neptune/Uranus conjunction 18 Capricorn conjunct natal Uranus in Capricorn—bringing the above stresses, recycling the original “heart shock” stoppage of circulation. Transiting Pluto 22 Scorpio conjunct her South node—indicating this comes from past life stresses.
1996— August- L ventricular failure/heart.   Transiting Uranus squares natal Saturn opposing Venus, end of August Mars conjuncts natal Neptune, opposing Uranus –going back to the original trauma.
September 5, 1994, massive MI in Calcutta --  transiting Venus 22 Libra squaring her Nodes, Mars 14 Scorpio, Jupiter 13 Aquarius squares/opposes her Venus in Leo—a great expansion of the heart, emotional desire as she truly leaves the body to merge with the Divine. Because she has such a tenacity to life, I think the push of Mars is needed as a final push. I don’t know much about what EA says about transits at death, but from limited observation, Venus/Jupiter at death seems to indicate leaving the body with grace and ease.




Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: BrendaP on Dec 04, 2011, 12:55 PM
I just ran a composite chart (mid point method) for her birth and death dates, the Nodes for the composit are at 21 Cancer/Cap (NN/SN), composite Uranus on the composite south node, with composite Neptune/Saturn squaring Uranus/nodes.

Am I correct in interpreting this as that she will continue to carry this trauma into her next life as well?

Thanks
God Bless


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Dec 05, 2011, 08:21 AM
Hi Brenda,

Thanks for doing the work that you have. The only corrections I would have correlate to the astrological correlations you used for the lungs, and for colon/ intestines. The lungs correlate to Uranus, the 11th House, and Aquarius. The colon/intestine correlates to Pluto, the 8th House, and Scorpio. And, yes, with her transition correlating with Venus and Jupiter this is indeed linked with her transition occurring with grace and ease: remember that her great inner darkness was suddenly replaced with the Light of Christ with his arms/hands reaching through the Light to bring her into the astral realms. And, yes, various elements of her unresolved traumas will be carried forwards into her next life.

Your focus on her heart and all that you said was just terrific. Thanks for making this effort Brenda.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: BrendaP on Dec 05, 2011, 07:33 PM
Thank you very much for your feedback and corrections. I was initially very intimidated to even begin, and then I got a bit carried away.

thank you again,
God Bless


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Dec 06, 2011, 08:17 AM
Hi Group,

I would like to know if any of you are planning on completing the next step of Mother Teressa's analysis: the EA transits to her chart.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Gonzalo on Dec 06, 2011, 08:18 AM
Hi Rad, and group …

Just posting some further notes about Mother Teressa’s birthchart … though I’ve somehow deviated in what I wrote to some general aspects of archetypes involved…  Pluto 7th House Gemini ruling the 11th House Scorpio South Node would reflect past lives dynamics relating to liberation from established powers occurring through the vehicle of ideas … with the Pluto planetary ruler Mercury in the 9th House, being in Virgo, this contains the potential of these ideas and systems of ideas being synthesized (9th House), but, however, containing elements of different nature (Virgo) that required further discrimination (Virgo) between elements originating in spiritual inspiration and spiritual knowledge forms on one hand … and on the other hand manmade elements originating in beliefs, culture and religion … ie. improper syntheses, so to speak …. I feel there has manifested historically a relation between these types of conceptual artifacts or “creations” and dynamics of social leadership serving to support the cause of minorities or nations within a broader social context of oppression (Pluto 11th House Scorpio), and their collective desires for liberation through different types of means including education and opinion (Gemini) through written material (in recent times …), and in some cases promoting direct action of violent nature (Mars Virgo 9th House, Pluto Gemini being conjunct the north node of Mars in the 7th House Gemini, Pluto and Mars ruled by Mercury which is square to Pluto within the First Quarter phase, and trine Uranus 1st House) …. While these types of movements and groups have manifested at different times and places (I think one example would be the zealots at the time of Jesus) … the Pluto 7th House Gemini could reflect through geodetics a very recent prior lifetime of Teressa’s Soul within a mutable zone during the Cancer period of the Pisces age (Virgo sub-age) … such as India, or Bengala during its struggle early last century for independence and autonomy … the synastry between Teressa´s and Aurobindo’s birthcharts suggests that Teressa may have been influenced by the leadership of Aurobindo at a political level before Aurobindo was imprisoned in 1908, in Calcutta, after which Aurobindo realized his spiritual destiny as a Guru (he was in the 3rd stage Spiritual state) and gave up political activism (Teressa’s North Node in her Taurus 5th House ie, independence and autonomy of Bengala, is conjunct Aurobindo’s Pluto 10th House Taurus; Teressa´s North Node ruler Venus in her  8th House Leo is conjunct Aurobindo’s Uranus Leo in his 12th House, Teressa’s Mars Virgo 9th House conjunct Aurobindo’s Mercury Virgo in his 2nd House, squaring his Nodes…).

Rad, do the symbols mentioned support the hypothesis of such type of very recent past lifetime of Teressa’s Soul?

My feeling is that these types of intellectual and philosophical constructions combining spiritual principles, symbols or inspiration, and manmade, conditioned beliefs and knowledge forms of different nature, at times associated with groups promoting revolutionary social change, have attracted not only Souls within the Individuated state, but also Souls within a Spiritual state … in some cases linked with nationalism, these groups have gathered people from Consensus to Spiritual stages … for different reasons in each case, including unresolved trauma, existing social turmoil, confusion, idealization, unresolved rage or frustration, and pre-existing guilt patterns. Many times the experiences created by Souls through these identity associations have involved intense levels of individual and collective traumas. In Teressa´s birthchart, the existing guilt/atonement pattern seems to have been intensified through these ideological collective involvements, because of the perceived consequences for many people, and because of the unresolved emotional/spiritual needs that remained unaddressed through the external activism.

The point I am interested in refers to these types of improper syntheses and systems combining ideas of different nature, and their potential impact on groups of people specially between the Individuated and the 1stage Spiritual. These thoughts have been appearing in my mind while working on understanding the Mercury/Sun relationship within 1st stage Spiritual …. Working on elaborating this and wanting to find further historical correlations. Ideas seem to have a life of their own, because many people can gravitate to sets of ideas for reasons which are different in every case, and in turn serve to communicate and disseminate these sets of ideas for other people to engage with these sets of ideas, again for their own reasons and according to their own understandin. Aurobindo as an example opposed Gandhi’s idea of active non-violence, granting the people with the God given right to directly fight against the oppression. He probably based on the Gita. The same year Aurobindo was put in jail other great leader of the Bengala movement, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, who was supported by Aurobindo- was also imprisoned. Now, the woman who was an esoterist with Hitler, Savitri Devi, claims having learned from Tilak, who postulated the superiority of the “aryan race”. Symbols too have a life of their own, so the ‘transmission’ of symbols within the knowledge systems can manifest powerful attractions on many people especially if they have been associated to those same symbols in prior lifetimes. Thus, the gravitation to systems of knowledge, occurring for reasons that are Soul specific in each case, and the related group or collective identity associations, can be a causal factor of specific complications within the said evolutionary threshold…  

Rad, do these speculations appear to be on track?

Much thankful for any comments on the above.

God Bless,
with love,
Gonzalo


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Dec 06, 2011, 09:19 AM
Hi Gonzalo,

Generally the archetypes you are pointing out, and the manifestations of those archetypes, is correct. Remember what Jason said about the 'dual tracts' of her previous lives, and the reasons for this. However, the linkage to Aurobindo is not correct.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: jasonholley on Dec 06, 2011, 12:38 PM
Hi Rad,
Yes I will be posting later today.
God bless,
Jason


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: ari moshe on Dec 06, 2011, 01:48 PM
Hi Rad, I don't feel that I can gracefully do more than follow along at this time. I may end up posting anyway, but I think it's most honest if I ask not to wait for me for now. Thank you so much for this.
God bless,
am


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Linda on Dec 06, 2011, 03:55 PM
Hi Rad,
I am in the process of working on Mother Teresa's
transits, but will need a few more days.
Thanks,
Linda


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Gray on Dec 06, 2011, 07:33 PM
Hi Rad,
I am hoping to at least post some information in the next couple of days. Up until now I have not made the time to work on the transits (in part because I have been wrapping up the class I've been teaching this Fall Quarter) but feel that in the next couple of days I will have some time to at least get a few ideas together. I'll work on it and then post what I have when it seems you are ready to move on. As always, feel free to move on if necessary and I will be following along.  Thanks again to you, Rad, for all the time you have been putting into guiding us, and everyone for participating on this thread- this has been very interesting to me and a great learning experience. Love, Gray


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: jasonholley on Dec 06, 2011, 08:16 PM
Hi Rad and all,

Here is my work on the transits to Mother Teresa’s chart relative to some of the major events in her life.

September 10, 1946 – The “call within the call”

What is especially striking about this moment in Mother Teresa’s life is the large number of seventh-harmonic aspects formed by the nodal axis to natal planets in her chart.  Septiles and biseptiles by their nature refer to fated events and what we could call “course corrections” – moments that get the Soul back on track with the true nature of its mission in this life.  What better mirror of an experience where Mother Teresa said that she realized she needed to do a different form of service than that which she had already committed to.  

The nodes at the time were again transiting her 6th and 12th houses – the South Node in Sagittarius in the 12th and the North Node in Gemini in the 6th, thereby activating old memories of lifetimes removed from the world and engaged in an internal search for the Truth.  In particular at this time, the Soul’s memories of prior lifetimes spent as a nun in the “mystic marriage” were being recalled with the disseminating phase biseptile to the 8th house Sun/Juno conjunction, which itself is conjunct the Mars, and the need for this pattern, having reached a kind of fullness in and of itself, to turn towards the original intention for service to the collective it was to fulfill.

The transiting North Node in Gemini in her 6th house correlates to the activation of a Soul intention, a “call”, to move out into the world and be connected directly with its people and to serve them in direct and practical ways.   The North Node was also at that time joined by Uranus, indicating an unconventionality and uniqueness of some kind relative to this service, and also a total change of direction in terms of how she would spend her day to day life, with the evolutionary intention of radically deconditioning from old definitions and ideas of “service,” to break free into a more applied, hands-on form of work.  

Mother Teresa’s report was that she literally “heard” the call, that is, a message from Jesus instructing her of what she needed to do.  This is signified by the transiting North Node septile to Venus, both ruler of her natal north node as well as the significator of listening, as well as its biseptile to her natal Mercury, the significator of the actual anatomy of hearing.  This call thus got her back “on track” to the special destiny she was meant to fulfill, rather than just repeating the nun/mother superior pattern, and also shows how the past-life experiences of brief initiations and encounters represented by her Venus in the 8th in Leo, were carried in cellular memory and acted as a reminder of something special she was here to do.      

At the same time, while the most apparent issues were those mentioned above, at a deeper level  other changes, the “actual issues” as JWG has taught relative to the transiting nodes, were being stimulated in Mother Teresa’s Soul.  These are shown by the natal position of the rulers of the transiting nodes; in this case, Jupiter in Libra in the 9th and Mercury in Virgo in the 9th.  Thus deep issues relative to Mother Teresa’s cosmology and philosophy, the literal question of the meaning of life, were activated.  It is known that as soon as she heard the call and began to follow it, then also began the long period of spiritual barrenness that she experienced.  And we can see the simultaneity of these experiences reflected in the transiting nodes and their natal rulers; what becomes apparent then is that the evolutionary purpose of the “call”, and of following the call, for Mother Teresa herself was to create the “trial of faith” (Jupiter in Libra 9th) and the ”test of doubt” (Mercury in Virgo 9th) that was totally essential for this Soul to learn to trust her own knowing and intuition and to overcome the deep Soul tendency reflected in her natal Pluto in the 7th Gemini to look outside herself for information and others’ rather than find her own internal experience and authority (PPP in 1st Sagittarius).  With natal Mercury and Jupiter in a balsamic relationship, this also shows that this process was in its final stages, and that the Soul was letting go of the last elements of its old cosmology, preparing itself for a whole new organizing spiritual cosmology in relatively soonafter lifetimes.  

Finally, the significance of the call was to completely evolve and metamorphose the existing “form” of nunnery  which she had frequently pursued in previous incarnationsm, and create a whole new form based on bringing the heart and light into very dark places.  This was shown by transiting Pluto at the time of the call squaring her Saturn/Vesta/Moon conjunction, and conjunct her 8th house Venus in Leo.

August 15, 1928 – Final Resolution to be a Nun

Although this is going backwards in time, it is highly relevant also to consider that the first time the transiting nodes occupied Mother Teresa’s 6th and 12th houses also correlates to her first spiritual “call” as it were, the date that she reached her “final resolution” in her own words, to become a nun, while praying at a shrine in Letnice.  So again, the nodal axis and the position of its natal rulers, and the dynamics described relative to these, was active at this time.  However at this point during the first transit we see that instead of the many septiles/biseptiles, there are an inordinate amount of squares made by the transiting nodal axis.  This then was a time of action, of finding the initial forms that would enable her to pursue her destiny of service (6th house), the form of being a nun being shown by the square of the transiting nodal axis to her Sun/Juno/Mars in Virgo 8th/9th.  Of course this would also indicate the potential of skipping steps as a nun, unless ultimately integrated through truly being of service (6th house transiting north node as “resolution node”, how to integrate this potential splitting off).  The transiting nodes were also square to her natal skipped step Chiron and Pallas, showing that as she adopted this new form the key would be to integrate her feelings of emptiness and loss by experiencing a private deep knowing (transiting SN in Sagittarius 12th), versus simply go into business and trying to collect more information, as is this Soul’s compulsion (Pluto in Gemini).        

In addition, this time, rather than transiting Uranus joining the transiting North Node in the 6th house, transiting Mars did so.  So here we see how the resolution to become a nun represented the leading edge and the action impulse necessary to set the Soul’s deepest desires in motion.  

Finally the theme of squares to the nodes was also active in that the natal nodal axis was itself being squared by the transiting Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Neptune all in Leo in her 8th house that day, showing a deep and transformative spiritual impulse seeking to be incorporated into her lifepath at that point.  In addition, this also shows the potential for skipped steps to be developed if the path of the nun was taken – a clear risk that once again she would not attend to the self-confrontation and transformation, dealing with the dark, that was required of her, yet also a clear evolutionary intention to face that in its entirety, represented by the opposition of all these planets to her natal Chiron in Pisces, signature of her sense of emptiness that is natally square the nodes.  

August 22, 1952 – The Nirmal Hriday Home for the Dying

The form of Mother Teresa’s service that she and her order became most well-known for was her care for the dying, and her founding of the Nirmal Hriday Home for the Dying was a key moment in the development of that service.  The chart of that moment is a remarkable one, with her natal nodal axis receiving a total of seven squares from transiting planets and points, including the transiting Pluto and the transiting nodes.  This is a huge statement about the centrality of this time for creating the forms relevant to her fulfillment of her own karmic mission.  And at the very same time, it is also a powerful statement about the possibility inherent of creating additional skipped steps for herself through the ways that she would provide care to the dying, and the potential heavy-handedness that many felt characterized her work (transiting Pluto conjunct SN in Leo 8th).      

Transiting Pluto and the South Node in the 8th in Leo also correlates to her bringing her past experiences with death and trauma, so basic to many of her past lives (SN in Scorpio 11th), to bear in her caring for the dying and to her desire to bring heart and light to those dying.  The transiting North Node in the 2nd in Aquarius then correlates to establishing/building an unconventional base of operations for herself and her nuns.  At the same time, what is also active for Mother Teresa at this time is revealed once more by the natal positions of the rulers of the transiting nodes, in this case her Sun and Uranus.  Thus the forward direction of this moment was very much about the establishment of her own individuated and independent leadership (Uranus in Capricorn in the 1st), specifically concretized by creating a home for the dying (that Uranus in 1st quarter square with her natal Ceres in the 4th).  And the karma and past issues she was dealing with and growing away from through doing this was the Mother Superior and other such lifetimes (Sun, ruler of transiting SN, in Virgo 8th conjunct Juno in Virgo 8th and those widely conjunct Mars in Virgo 9th, representing her nun lifetimes as we have discussed).  

In addition, transiting Mars and Jupiter were also conjunct and opposed her natal nodes.  Transiting Mars conjoined her South Node in Scorpio/11th, reflecting an emerging Soul desire to bring awareness to the issue of death and dying, and also to bring forward what she had learned in the various lifetimes lived more on the periphery in groups committed to deconditioning and raw experience; while transiting Jupiter conjoined her North Node in Taurus/5th, suggesting creating new meaning and values relative to the established forms of the convent.    

Finally, it is also interesting to consider that at the time of the founding of her own order, the Missionaries of Charity, which occurred just a couple of years before on October 7, 1950, there was a set of squares to Mother Teresa’s natal Pluto very much like the set of squares to the natal nodal axis when the Home for the Dying was established – specifically it received squares from Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and the nodes.  The Homes of the Dying then might be seen to describe the particular vehicle for the execution of the Order’s deep Soul intentions, in the way that the nodal axis is the ego vehicle for the Soul’s deep desires represented by Pluto.    

It is also interesting that Calcutta, the location of the first Home for the Dying and also the chosen home of Mother Teresa, correlates geodetically exact within a degree to Mother Teresa’s natal Pluto.  

October 9, 1958 – The 5-week Reprieve

We have discussed extensively Mother Teresa’s doubt and spiritual/existential crisis that attended her nearly all her life.  Mother Teresa in her correspondence with her confessors noted that only one time in her life after the “call within the call” did she feel again the presence of Jesus, and this was in 1958, for five weeks following the death of Pope Pius who died on October 9.  I was very curious to know what might have been happening in her chart at that time.

In the first place, we find transiting Pluto at this time in Mother Teresa’s 8th house conjunct to her Sun/Juno in Virgo in the 8th, as well as opposite her Chiron in Pisces in the 2nd.  Thus a major metamorphosis was occurring within Mother Teresa during this period relative to her experiences as a nun and to her deep sense of aloneness and being on her own.  Her relationship with Pius was significant -- he was the Pope who authorized her to form the Missionaries of Charity, and then later it was he who she prayed to at his requiem and who in her view brought the light that appeared in the otherwise constant dark for those three months.

I was curious to understand more of the relationship between Mother Teresa and Pius XII, and I have attached a tri-wheel of her chart, his (without birth time), and their composite.  As I had mentioned in my analysis of Mother Teresa, it is likely that she had lifetimes where she became involved romantically and sexually with leaders of her spiritual communities (Jupiter in Libra 9th, also it is ruler of 12th; Mercury ruler of 7th in 9th; Mercury being the ruler of both 7th and 9th; Neptune in 7th).  It is intriguing to consider that Mother Teresa might have had such a relationship, of teacher/student and of romantic involvement, with Pius XII in prior lifetimes, and that this may have been strongly related to what took place for her when Pius died in this lifetime.  There are certainly synastry aspects pointing to this, such as his Pluto conjunct within a degree of her North Node and also conjunct her Moon, in her 5th house also connecting to romance; his SN exactly conjunct her Mercury in the 9th house, and her SN conjunct his Jupiter in Sagittarius, all suggesting teacher/student relationships.  The composite also points strongly to this possibility with the Sun, Pluto, Neptune, and Venus (ruler of its Libra NN) all conjunct in Gemini/6th and opposite Mercury in Sagittarius/12th – an intense, romantic union in a Judeo-Christian student/teacher context.  And as we have discussed, Mother Teresa did tend to apprentice herself to persons whose evolutionary condition was actually less advanced than her own.

In addition, I had also discussed how these relationships with teachers had brought the Soul a great deal of grief, loss, and trauma, including possibly the loss of children conceived together (Jupiter 9th opposite her Ceres 4th; Ceres 4th and Pluto 7th yod to her Scorpio 11th SN).  Here again the synastry connections speak to this possibility, with Pius’s Chiron exactly conjunct her Ceres; his Saturn exactly conjunct her Chiron and also opposing her Sun/Juno; and his Ceres conjunct her South Node.    In his own natal chart, he himself also has strong indications of an episode along these lines, with a grand cross involving a Pluto/Ceres opposition that is square to a Uranus/Mercury opposition – certainly a possible signature of sudden traumas relative to students in past lives, and to the Pluto/Ceres dynamic having become full-blown in relatively recent lifetimes.   Adding to this is their composite chart, which has among other things, Ceres square the nodes; a Saturn/Chiron conjunction conjunct Pius’s NN; and its North Node conjunct her Ceres and his Chiron.

Finally, it seems important to mention that Pius’s Lucifer is exactly conjunct by degree to Mother Teresa’s Ceres.  It is easy to imagine that this might mean he had a dark role relative to the Ceres episodes he may have been involved in in Mother Teresa’s past, especially when we also consider his SN exactly on her Mercury associated with her doubt complex, and his Saturn exactly on her Chiron associated with her feelings of emptiness and aloneness.  On the other hand it could also be that his Luciferic role was more light-bearing in this area, given that, in her view, he did "bring light" after she prayed to him following his death.  In any case correlates seem to be there that the Soul of Pius and the Soul of Mother Teresa may have had a history together, and that it could be related to her own past history of loss of children and involvements with spiritual leaders which are themselves connected in her chart.  

To return to the transits relative to all this, at the time of Pius’s death, the transiting nodes were on the Jupiter/Ceres opposition in Mother Teresa’s chart, with the SN conjunct her Ceres and the NN conjunct her Jupiter, stimulating her public recognition of him as a religious leader, but also her deep private grief relative to him.  The transiting Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Ceres were all also conjunct that Jupiter, again suggesting a strong correlation to the potential past romance and loss between them that would have been activated for Mother Teresa during this time.  In addition, with the transiting nodes in Aries/Libra, we can again look to the natal positions of their rulers, Mars and Venus, in Mother Teresa’s chart.  They are in balsamic condition, meaning that in this lifetime she was tying up loose ends with Souls she had known in intimate contexts before, and this would be up for her in some way any time that the transiting nodes were in Libra/Aries as they were at this time.  Pius also had his Mars/Venus in balsamic phase, as did their composite chart, which would suggest a certain kind of mutual understanding of "letting go" and also perhaps literally letting go of each other.  

Whatever the specifics may have been, it does seem that his death would have been very significant: involving great grief and a letting-go process, perhaps for the final time.  At the same time, the transits also speak to profound liberation.  The liberation appears through the aspecting of the Mystic Rectangle in Mother Teresa’s natal chart.  The rectangle involves the opposition of her 1st house Uranus in Capricorn and her 7th house Neptune in Cancer, in trine/sextile to her 11th house SN in Scorpio and her 5th house NN/Moon/Lucifer in Taurus.  Adina had quoted this from Dane Rudhyar about the Mystic Rectangle in an article somewhere on this site:  “Unlike the Grand Cross or Square, the Rectangle points in a certain direction and presents a challenge for a particular kind of integration. The rectangular shape was used in many temples and chambers of initiation, and the buildings themselves were built to symbolize the process of transition from one stage of personal-spiritual unfoldment to the next - the fulfillment of a great goal. Seen on the vertical plane, the rectangle becomes a DOOR, something to pass thru to enter a new realm."

To me, this Mystic Rectangle is about the major dilemma in Mother Teresa’s life of projecting God outside herself, and setting up an inherent polarization between her natural instinctual desire to individuate and be herself (Uranus in 1st), and her difficulty to experience Spirit and particularly the nurturing aspect of the divine (Neptune in Cancer) – a privilege for other people but not for herself.  At the time of Pius’s death, and during the course of her “reprieve,” the transiting nodal axis activated this rectangle, squaring her natal Uranus and Neptune almost exactly.  Thus, what seems to have happened during this five week period was, rather than a door as yet, at least a window, a glimpse of what was to come for her when she was able to integrate these issues more effectively in her life.  

September 5, 1997 – Death  

Finally I would like to discuss the transits at the time of Mother Teresa’s death.  It is interesting to note that Mother Teresa died just three days after a partial solar eclipse: a great light removed from the world.  (Interestingly, Princess Diana, who was born almost exactly one Chiron cycle after Mother Teresa, died three days before the same eclipse; for our Sabian fans, the symbol of the eclipse degree was “Two Heads Looking Out and Beyond The Shadows”.)   The eclipse took place in her 9th house, conjunct her Mars, and the Sun itself was exactly conjunct her Mars on the day of her death.  This suggests that she had made use of her Mars to live out her life purpose (Sun), that her life had cohered and integrated in her death according to her own desire nature (Mars).   Pluto had also just completed a long-term transit of her natal South Node, and this speaks to her completion, prior to her death, of major karmic business.  Then that Pluto also had just entered her 12th house, demonstrating that her experience of the release from life would be in itself a transformative experience.

The transiting nodes in the 3rd and 9th houses had likewise just completed a long arc over the Mercury in her chart, so central in the experience of doubt that she struggled with in this lifetime and which was central to her path in this lifetime (through its 1st quarter square and rulership of Pluto), suggesting that she had come through another bout of deep guilt just before her death, and gotten through it.  This was likely a very intense experience for her, as her natal Mercury was also stimulated due to its rulership of the transiting node.  Her natal 7th house Neptune was likewise stimulated in this way, meaning that her longing for God “out there” was quite palpable during this nodal transit.  

Finally it is also notable that transiting Chiron was partile trine her natal Chiron, suggesting that at the time of her death there was an opportunity for consciousness and awareness relative to the entire experience of her wound of emptiness and aloneness that was so powerfully strong for her almost all of her life, and that was the skipped step she would work in this lifetime to resolve (though still more work to come it seems).  

But by far what was most striking to me in the transits to her natal chart at the time of her death is the beautiful transformation, through the transiting nodal axis, of Mother Teresa’s Mystic Rectangle into a Star of David.  I have attached a copy of this simplified transit chart below, because of its sheer beauty.  It is absolutely breathtaking to me to see in these symbols an archetypal expression of the last moments of Mother Teresa’s life which Rad you shared with us.  Right down to the last breath (Uranus) and the incoming of Spirit (Neptune), long projected outside the self (7th).  Again I would offer this quote about the Mystic Rectangle, that it symbolized “the process of transition from one stage of personal-spiritual unfoldment to the next - the fulfillment of a great goal. Seen on the vertical plane, the rectangle becomes a DOOR, something to pass thru to enter a new realm."

And so she did.

God bless,
Jason


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: mountainheather on Dec 06, 2011, 09:34 PM
Hi Rad and all,
I am intending to post something by Friday, but if you ned to move on before then, I'll just catch up. Again I'm working with the basics of the transits if thats ok for this thread. Thanks for the warm welcome, feedback and inspiration.
Heather


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: mirta on Dec 07, 2011, 05:51 AM
Hi Rad,
I am working on the transits, but I need some more time and I don't have much. I will be able to post something this weekend. If you need to give feedback and move on, I will not read it before posting and catch up with the next assignment.
Thank you so much
God Bless
Mirta


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: mirta on Dec 07, 2011, 08:33 AM
Hi Rad,
Does it make sense to consider the phases of the aspects that transiting planets make to natal placements, or only if they are applicative or separative?
Thanks so much
God Bless
Mirta


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Dec 07, 2011, 01:58 PM
Hi Jason,

Simply exceptional EA work on the key transits for Mother Teressa's life and death. Your work reflects exactly how EA is meant to be practiced, and understood.

Bravo !!

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Dec 07, 2011, 02:02 PM
Hi Mirta and Heather,

Go ahead and post when you can. I will read them of course, and post my comments. Mirta, yes the transiting phases of the aspects made to the natal planets by the transiting planets is exactly the way to understand and apply.


God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Kristin on Dec 07, 2011, 02:18 PM
Hi Rad and all,

I too have not had the space or time necessary to post but am looking forward to diving back in and will submit something by Sunday.

Peace,
Kristin


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: cat777 on Dec 07, 2011, 04:26 PM
Hi Rad,

I just got back last night.  I did not have time to work on this at all, but am starting now.  Hoping to be able to do something by the time everyone else does  :-)

cat


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Gonzalo on Dec 08, 2011, 06:51 AM
Hi Rad,

I'm working on this, and hope to post by tomorrow morning. If I'm not able to do so, then I would have to post next week, since I will be at a retreat for the weekend.

God Bless,

Gonzalo



Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Gonzalo on Dec 09, 2011, 09:25 AM
Hi Rad, and group

I’m posting my review of the transits for one of the events in Mother Teressa’s life …. Next week I will be able to pick another one for further analysis, if there’s still time for that in the context of this thread.

Thanks so much, and God Bless,

With love,

Gonzalo

26 September 1928 – Teressa Leaves her home and family in Skopje to become a nun

Transiting Pluto forms a Disseminating trine with the natal South Node (entering the 5° orb). Pluto has moved from the natal Full phase inconjunct to the South Node from Gemini in the 7th House, and now forms a Disseminating trine to the natal South Node. Same time, transiting Pluto is Balsamic conjunct natal Neptune in the 7th House Cancer and approaching the opposition to natal Uranus 1st House Capricorn, within the Gibbous phase. These symbols imply that the Soul is consciously aware and totally embracing its desires to give to others based on the pre-existing orientation to giving to others, ie. with the intention to create some liberation through some type of knowledge, ie. education. This past orientation has become conscious along Teressa’s childhood. At age 12 she was convinced already she wanted to be a nun, and before being 18 she took the final resolution to do so. Now Teressa would feel totally prepared to disseminate the intention within society.
 
The ‘call within the call’ has not been heard yet, so Teressa is not aware of the specific intention that will allow the metamorphosis of the existing limitations in the prior ways of giving. Her Soul still needs to culminate the prior dynamics, in order to culminate the misrepresentation of self and others that was implied in the prior dynamics (transiting Pluto applying to natal Neptune 7th House Cancer), thus creating the need to still be totally identified with the dream (Neptune), and to be full of sense of social purpose, having the expanded capacity to link the sense of self and the existing ways and requirements of the society, as were identified in the past (Disseminating trine to the South Node 11th House, relative to natal Pluto in Gemini in the 7th House). Thus, Teressa’s joining the Loreto Sisters, who taught the English language to children at schools, because she wanted to learn the English … but being destined within two months to Calcutta (since early childhood she was attracted to Bengala and the stories about the missionaries there).

Pluto is still within a 5° orb after the exact square to natal Jupiter, within the Last Quarter phase. This reflects a crisis in beliefs manifesting in current lifetime of Teressa, crisis in consciousness (Last Quarter), in which she become consciously aware of the inner conflict based on wanting to serve God and not having faith, and not knowing what to believe. At same time, triggering the desire to expand (Jupiter 9th House) the current philosophical and experiential horizons in direction to the unconditioned (Last Quarter), in order to liberate from the limitations implied in the existing philosophies, the intention being to find from within an individualized and non-conditioned response. Thus, being destined to a place like Calcutta, ie. a totally different culture relative to the culture of birth, and also a place of intense cultural and religious mixture and struggle along the centuries. Transiting Pluto is conjunct natal Neptune, which is in Cancer, ruled by the Moon Taurus 5th House. Transiting Pluto is exactly sextile this Moon. This reinforces the level in which she is totally involved in actualizing and manifesting the social role she consciously identifies with, as a manifestation of how past life memories have evolved during childhood allowing for a re-investment on inner of the images of self which have been a past source of conflict and unresolved pain.

With Pluto approaching to oppose Uranus in Capricorn, repressed memories including memories from prior lifetimes would be erupting into conscious awareness. All the unresolved emotional states associated with these memories would be also manifesting (transiting Pluto conjunct natal Neptune in Cancer). Though, at same time having the possibility or the need to detach to some degree from the intensity of those emotional states, including unresolved disillusionment, grief, and rage, ie. (the prior response- South Node 11th House Scorpio) which would intensify the prior intellectual focus (teaching, learning languages, identifying herself at an intellectual level) as connected to personal purpose, and being actualized by means of tremendous courage (she was only 18 years old when she left her home…) and personal will via the natal Moon in the 5th House, in Taurus, the north node ruler in Leo 8th House … At same time, because the sextile between natal Moon and transiting Pluto is within the Crescent phase, having at least the opportunity to become aware that deeper levels of the inner call would be revealed.

Transiting Neptune in the 8th House formed a trine to the Pluto polarity point in the 1st House Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter 9th House which is squared by transiting Pluto, conjunct natal Neptune, which trines the 11th House South Node. This reflects how the call within the call is implied in the journey Teressa is beginning, and that, however, she would most likely identify the intention from the point of view of the prior responses, even though intensifying the crisis in belief. Also, that the unresolved emotional states are being projected on other people at large, igniting the desires to give to others what she feels/thinks they need. Transiting Neptune is now at 0° Virgo within the natal 8th House, thus, re-stating the crisis in beliefs and the need to discriminate within the nature of the own intentions, motivations, agendas and dynamics, and reflecting the orientation that will be induced and will emerge later toward the poorest people among the poor, the suffering and the sick. Same time, these symbols reflect again the inner confusion and doubt. 

Transiting Neptune makes an opposition to the skipped steps Chiron/Pallas in the 2nd House Pisces. Transiting Ceres is conjoining the natal Chiron/Pallas, while transiting Pluto is entering the 5° orb to a square to the natal Ceres in the 4th House Aries. Thus, the decision to leave her mother and family for the sake of a call which she needed to embrace, even though Teressa could be consciously aware of this call-relative to past conditioning-only at a level which the call in itself implied the past futility, and the response to overcome the futility by means of detachment, projection, or willful egocentric assertion based on beliefs, leading to creative self-actualization based on recreation of past forms (transiting Pluto is Crescent phase quintile to natal Saturn and Last Quarter quintile to Mercury).

At same time, the intensity of the emotional states that would be triggered by these transits reflecting an emphasized empathy, by and the experiences to come, having the intention to allow the metamorphosis of self image in alignment with her inherent emotional nature. Thus directly heading without knowing towards the direct experience of the overwhelming suffering of people at levels where beliefs themselves are futile, where all that can be given is care, love and at times some compassionate wisdom beyond any doctrine. Transiting Pluto is conjunct the north nodes of Jupiter and Pluto 7th House Cancer.

The nodal axis is transiting Gemini/Sagittarius within the natal 12th/6th Houses and about to enter (within two days from her day of departure from her home) the natal 11th/5th Houses (North Node in the 6th/5th House Gemini, South Node in the 12th/ 5th House Sagittarius), activating the natal rulers Jupiter 9th House Libra and Mercury 9th House Virgo. The transiting nodal axis is squaring the Chiron/Pallas natal conjunction in Pisces in the 2nd House. Transiting North Node is forming a trine to natal Mercury in the 9th House Virgo. These symbols indicate that the evolutionary skipped steps are being recreated, that the potential that desires to serve God and others (6th House) are being linked with prior modes of operation. The intention of these transits through the 12th/6th Houses was to create an inner focus allowing the necessary analysis of the inner world of images, illusions and dreams, and translated into the resolution to become a nun, ie. actualizing herself through a personal role and purpose (North Node entering the 5th House). 

Transiting Mars is exactly conjunct Pluto 7th House Gemini, still within the Balsamic phase, reflecting the ongoing desire to bring fundamental dynamics to culmination, and the confusion (Balsamic) implied in the ways she is identifying her role in relation to others on intellectual basis. Transiting Jupiter is Rx in Taurus in the natal 5th House, making a Last Quarter square to the natal 8th House Venus, from the natal 4th House. Transiting Jupiter is exactly conjunct transiting Chiron, which is also squaring natal Venus within the Last Quarter phase, Venus being the ruler of the natal North Node, thus reflecting the inner wound, pain and suffering, that are being experienced, and the compensatory response based on needing to rely on the pre-existing philosophical/theological identifications and associations. Transiting Venus/Mercury are trining natal Pluto from the natal 10th House Libra, reflecting how he desires at this point are linked with existing structures which would serve for her work along twenty years to come, until the call within the call is made conscious (1946) and implemented (1948).

The day young Teressa departed from the natal home in Skopje the transiting Moon was in Aquarius, in Teressa’s natal 2nd House, and that day formed a transiting square to the natal nodes. This reflects the emotional detachment and alienation implied, the felt need to be self-assured in relation to the journey she was beginning, and also that she embarked on this travel with a friend.


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Dec 09, 2011, 04:09 PM
Hi Gonzalo,

Thanks for taking the time, and making the effort, to work on the EA transits for Mother Teressa relative to the events that you have focused on. Your EA work is exceptional and truly reflects how EA is meant to be understood and applied.

Bravo !!

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: cat777 on Dec 09, 2011, 04:52 PM
Hi Rad and Everyone,


I was inspired by an article I read that compared Mother Teresa's experience of darkness to the  various stages outlined in the "Dark Night of the Soul" by St John of the Cross.  I didn't get much further than the stage called "The Dark Night" as I think it might require writing a book in order to do it justice (as well as some new software).  Besides that, I think my brain is fried after spending all day on this  :-)  Here is what I managed:

In a February 1949 journal entry, Mother Teresa wrote: “I walked and walked till my legs and my arms ached—then the temptation grew strong. . . . You have only to say the word and all that will be yours again. . . . This is the dark night of the birth of the society.”  

It has been suggested that these words mark the beginning of Mother Teresa's “Dark Night.”  In 1947, Mother Teresa received permission to leave her order and move to the slums of Calcutta to set up a school. Sometime in 1948 she took to the streets tending to the sick, the poor and the dying.  In the beginning of 1949 she was joined in this effort by a group of young women.  Together they laid the foundation for a new religious community that would help the "poorest among the poor".  By February 1949 Mother Teresa's “Dark Night” had begun.

 Transiting Pluto was in Leo in her 8th house corresponding to a time in which she was undergoing an accelerated development of her evolutionary intention and desire, which, with natal Pluto in Gemini in the 7th House, was to open up to others and listen to them in order to become aware of their needs, values and points of view so that she could readjust her own perspective and point of view making it more inclusive of others and their beliefs.  This was a period in her life in which past patterns and associations which influenced and shaped her beliefs, values and behavior needed to be purged in order for new patterns and associations to take their place. All outmoded emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual behavior and orientation needed to be eliminated at this time.  In addition,  all cumulative negative karma from this life and past lives needed to be purged and positive karma brought to completion so she would be free to move forward.  This was an intense process requiring a great deal of faith as new impulses surfaced into her consciousness from the depths of her soul. At the same time, her purpose in life was undergoing a major change and new personal capacities and possibilities were surfacing from the depths of her soul.  Altogether this a period in her life in which she experienced intense highs and extreme lows and dark moods as well as a loss of meaning and significance.  

When Mother Teresa took to the streets,  the transiting North Node was in Taurus in her 5th House and the South Node in Scorpio in her 11th House. As with Pluto in the 8th House, the South Node transiting the 11th is another sign that the evolutionary pace is in an accelerated mode. At this time Mother Teresa's soul had a need and desire to liberate itself from the past so that rapid growth could occur. New and potentially radical thoughts and impulses were starting to emerge into her consciousness. Outmoded patterns from the past needed to be eliminated and all negative karma purged and positive karma completed so she could go forward. With the NN transiting her 5th house, it was time to reformulate her purpose in life.  In order to do so, she would have to eliminate any preconceived ideas she had regarding her life purpose and destiny and follow the inner creative urges she was feeling within. Her soul had a desire to transform her existing value systems which were what gave her meaning in life. Again, this is symbolic of a time when all past influences need to come to and end so they can be replaced by something new. Any resistence to this desire promotes psychological, karmic and evolutionary problems and blockages.  Once these blockages are removed, a new state of personal vitality and well being will occur.

As we can see, 1948 was a critical time in the soul's evolution.  A time to wrap up the past in order to move forward in the direction of Pluto's Polarity Point, Sagittarius in the 1st House,  which is to learn how to strike out on her own and find the answers to her metaphysical, philosophical and cosmological questions from within herself using her intuition.  Working with the sick, dying and poor in the slums of Calcutta, while feeling as though she had been abandoned by God, would enable her to initiate a self-motivated direction in life outside of her previous relationship with God, Jesus and the Catholic Church,  in order to find a belief system that resonated with her soul on an intuitive level. In the process she would come to develop an awareness that truth is relative and that there are many paths leading to the same truth.

In March 1948 transiting Pluto in Leo the 8th  formed a semi-sextile with natal Mars in Virgo in the 9th House. At the same time transiting Mars in Virgo was crossing over from Mother Teresa's  8th house into the 9th house and forming a conjunction with her natal Mars in Virgo in the 9th house. This signals a time in which she would have to actively confront any limitations in her existing belief system or philosophical principles and convictions through self-examination.  By learning to look within herself for intuitive guidance she would be able to experience “visions” about the nature of her future. Transiting Mars was forming a semi-sextile with natal Neptune in Cancer in the 7th House activating a transcendent impulse to surrender and recognize that her soul is just a small part of the greater whole through all of the emotional relationships she was initiating with the sick and dying people in the slums of Calcutta. Transiting Mars was square her Moon conjunct her NN in Cancer in her 5th house indicating that she was experiencing a great deal of emotional tension in regard to activating her new special purpose in life. In addition, transiting Pluto in the 8th house was forming a semi-square to her natal Pluto in the 7th House indicating this was an intense time in which her soul was trying to purge past karma and eliminate her outmoded beliefs and patterns through the many relationships she was now forming in Calcutta. Jupiter was conjunct her Asc in Sagittarius opposition Natal Pluto in Gemini in the 7th house signifying a need and desire to let intuition be her guide as she implemented her new goals, ideas and direction in life.

In her journal in February 1949 the first evidence that she was experiencing a “Dark Night” appears in writing (see above).  From January 24th – Feb 11th 1949, the Transiting North node was inconjunct natal Mercury in Virgo in her 9th House and the Transiting SN semi-sextile natal Mercury.  On Feb 12th 1949 Pluto formed a semi-square with natal Mercury as well.  In addition, transiting Mars in Pisces was forming a conjunction with her 3rd House cusp.  At this time there was a need and desire to expand her mental horizons and eliminate outmoded thinking patterns and opinions as well as to let new ones form. In order to help her think things through she started expressing her innermost thoughts and ideas regarding the spiritual darkness she was experiencing in her journal and letters.  The transitng North Node was sesiquadrate natal Mars in Virgo in the 9th House while the transiting South Node was semi-square natal Mars indicating this was a difficult time in which obstacles due to her past beliefs were preventing her from changing and adapting to new and different beliefs or situations.  At this point, many of her issues and problems related to her beliefs were irresolvable and she had to learn to develop the patience and persistance needed in order to learn to live and cope with them.  On one had she needed to act on her instinctual desire to learn to trust her intuition and allow it to guide her, and at the same time past beliefs were creating obstacles.  The transiting North node began to form a sextile to natal Pluto at this time while the South Node formed a trine to natal Pluto in the 7th House helping her with her intention to open up to others and listen to them in order to become aware of their needs, values and points of view.  This would help her readjust her own perspective so that it would become more inclusive of other beliefs and viewpoints.  It seems that although she was able to do this in regard to accepting that there is more than one path to God or religious belief system, at this point she was only able to apply that idea to other people and not to herself as her past conditioning still had a powerful grip on her.

“Soon after she entered this work on the streets of Calcutta, Jesus took himself away from her. Her only spiritual respite happened in 1958 when Pope Pius XII died. Teresa prayed to the late Pope for a "proof that God is pleased with the Society [of the Missionaries of Charity]." For five weeks the darkness lifted, then she entered "in the tunnel" once again, and the absence never abated.”  Pius XII died on October 9, 1958.  

At this time the transiting North Node was in Mother Teresa's 10th House and the South node in her 4th House. Overall, this was a time which would induce inner and outer circumstances and events which would make it necessary for Mother Teresa to examine the basis of her emotional securities, dependencies, feelings, moods and self image. An old cycle was coming to an end.  Self-reflection and contemplation was needed in order for her to gain an understanding of why her life had come together the way it had.  This knowledge would be needed in order for her to eliminate old and stagnant emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual patterns which were blocking growth. Pluto had been conjunct her natal Sun in Virgo in the 8th house August 7, 1958 through Oct 9th 1958 - the day Pius passed away.  Pius had been strongly tied to her “special purpose” which was to serve the sick and dying.  He enabled it by giving her permission to to start the diocesan congregation that would become the Missionaries of Charity in 1950. It seems that Pluto conjuncting her Sun in August was the beginning of a change related to her purpose – that change being the passing of Pope Pius the same day Pluto passed from being in this conjunction.  From August 25, 1958 through Nov 26th 1958, the transiting North Node in Libra in her 10th House was inconjunct her natal North Node in Taurus in the 5th House.  The transiting South Node in Aries in her 4th house was semi-sextile her North Node.  This period encompasses the time preceding the passing of Pius and the five weeks in which her darkness temporarily passed. With the transiting nodes in the 10th/4th house, this was a time in which a total redefinition of all outmoded structures in her life needed to take place in order for a new phase or cycle to begin. Inner emotional structures and patterns from the past needed to be eliminated at this time, as well as past emotional dependencies.  The Pius years were to come to an end and a new chapter was to begin.

On Oct 9th 1958, the day in which Pope Pius passed on,  transiting Venus in Libra in her 9th house was inconjunct her natal Saturn in Taurus in her 4th house. This is an interesting transit as the inconjunct brings about crisis in order to induce humility and introspection.   Saturn symbolizes the Pope, an external authority, whom due to her religious beliefs, she prayed to, asking for a sign that would bring clarity rather than confusion in regard to her sociological role.  The following day Venus formed a sesiquadrate to her natal North Node in Taurus in the 5th house indicating she would have to learn to live with and cope with issues and problems related to her soul's current intention to reformulate her purpose in life by eliminating any preconceived ideas she had in regard to her purpose and destiny.  In addition she would now be forming new relationships with herself and others in order to transform her existing value systems which were what gave meaning to her life.  Up until the end of November, Venus formed 41 different aspects to planets in her natal chart aspecting every one of them. This is a sign that her values and relationships were changing in every aspect of her life and conciousness during this five week period in which her darkess went away. Venus also formed a conjunction with her 10th House cusp on Oct 18th indicating that any outmode values needed to go now as a new phase or cycle was beginning. On November 26th, 1958, the transiting nodes in the 10th and 4th houses both formed squares with her natal Uranus in Capricorn in her 1st House. This pretty much coincided with the return of her “Dark Hour” in which she once again experienced the trauma of being separated from a God who she felt had abandoned her. The transiting nodes were triggering traumatic memories from past incarnations in which she was physically, psychologically or karmically blocked from achieving her special destiny. There are memories of not having been able to do everything she she felt she could do.  Mother Teresa had a superhuman complex that needed to be balanced out by re-aligning her ego and learning to integrate her leadership  abilities with the system as it was currently defined. In addition, there was mental trauma due to the loss of a partner – in Mother Teresa's case, this would be Jesus who “left her” again. She needed him to validate her and what she was doing, but he was “gone.”

This darkness prevaded Mother Teresa's consciousness into the early 1960s.  On April 11, 1961 she wrote,  “I Have Come to Love the Darkness.” The torment expressed in her letters up to this point gave way to an inner peace and joy.  Although Mother Teresa would be aware of the darkness up until her dying day, she had come to accept and embrace it.  

On Dec 7th 1960 the transiting nodes moved into her 8th (NN) and 2nd (SN) houses. This signaled a time in which she would begin to experience metamorphosis in her value system and in regard to how she relates to herself and others. It was the beginning of time in which she would confront areas within herself that were stagnated and non-growth oriented.  The transiting NN was semi-sextile natal Venus and the transiting SN was inconjunct natal Venus.  Natal Venus is in Leo in the 8th House and is the natal North Node Ruler which symbolizes mother Teresa's approach to her intimate relationships and intimate partner with whom her deepest sense of security is linked. This partner is Jesus whom she felt had abandoned her.  It was now time for her feelings in regard to this relationship to change. It was a time in which she was gaining clarification in regard to her purpose and learning to accept her personal limitations which she felt were having to keep moving on helping others without her companion Jesus there to validate her efforts.

On April 11th 1961, when Mother Teresa wrote that she had come to love the darkness, transiting Uranus was forming a square to the natal nodes. This was bringing about an opportunity to break free from the pull of the South Node in Scorpio in the 11th House and allow her to liberate herself from memories of past life trauma related to issues of loss and abandonment and begin to use her intuition to find the answers to her metaphysical, philosophical and cosmological questions from within herself and find her own meaning from within. Transiting Pluto was conjunct her natal Sun in the 8th house promoting a reformulation of her purpose in life.  In addition it was promoting the death of outmoded emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual behavior patterns and orientation, as well as the purging of any remaining negative karma. Pluto was trine Saturn in Taurus in the 4th house prompting her to establish her own authority within society based on her own internal values while minimizing external dependencies.  Pluto was sesiquadrate Uranus in Capricorn in the 1st house prompting her to break free of past emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual attachments which were based on past conditioning patterns defined by man-made patriarchal religions and socities in her past which were limiting her ability to express her true individuality. Pluto was semi-square Neptune in Cancer in the 7th House prompting her to realize the nature of her illusions, delusions, dreams and ideals in relation to her self-image and relationships with others whom she was learning to relate to as an equal.

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BTW - while researching John of the Cross and "The Dark Night of the Soul" I came across an article saying that Mother Teresa and St Therese De Lisieux have some interesting parallels in their lives.  I ran their charts and looked briefly at their synastry and it is quite interesting.  The first thing that grabbed my attention was that Mother Teresa's NN is conjunct Thereses's Pluto.   I stopped there as I felt I was getting too side tracked, but am planning to go back and look further into this at some point.  Thought I'd mention it in case anyone else is so inclined  :-)

      


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Dec 10, 2011, 09:07 AM
Hi Cat,

I want to thank you for the incredible effort and time you have taken relative to the understanding of the various transits to her natal chart that you done. The evolution of your own understanding of EA is so incredibly self evident in what you have shared with all of us. It is a true joy for me to witness your own evolution within EA Cat. The EA work you have presented here demonstrates how EA is meant to be understood and applied. It is exceptional work.

Bravo !!

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: mirta on Dec 11, 2011, 02:19 PM
Hi Rad and Group,
This post is actually an outline of what I intended to do: an observation of an evolutionary process through a period of transits, following some lines of development and finding the natal points that were object of metamorphosis. Lack of time didn’t allow me to compensate my lack of EA practice in doing a real synthesis of the analyzed events and aspects.
Rad: afraid of abusing of your time and work, I would only like to know if the way of doing it makes sense, and if its general lines are correct. Thank you so much.

Pluto in Cancer period
Pluto entered Cancer in May 1914
Pluto´s change of sign reflects the beginning of the evolutionary process of metamorphosis of her patterns of security based on mental forms shifting to a focus in her emotional body, as well as a process of transformation of her self-image.
Cancer is ruled by Moon in Taurus conjunct NN and hosts her Neptune conjunct the NN of Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto. During Pluto’s transit in Cancer there was five important events regarding her dedication to religious life that transformed and prepared her emotional body and self image for the actualization of the Soul’s purpose that began with Pluto in Leo. These events were:
First communion: 5 years old – around 1915.
Conviction of commitment to a religious life around 1922
Final Resolution: 15 Aug 1928
First Vow: 24 May 1931
Final Vow: 24 May 1937
Pluto entered Leo in Aug 1938 and in her 8th house in September 1939/ January 1940
The metamorphosis and consequent creative actualization had initiation point with the Call within the Call, on 10 September 1946, and the actualization of the Call began in August 1948.
She experienced a Nodal Return in February 1930, and there are two events around it:
In 6 January 1929 she arrived in India in order to enter to the novitiate of the Sisters of Loreto. (NN was trine Mercury, in 9th house and its ruler, square Chiron Pallas. Mars conjunct Pluto, opposite Ascendant and PPP and trine R.L. conjunct Sophia triggered an event that is part of the cumulative process reflected in the 3º previous orb of Pluto’s conjunction to Neptune, Pluto was square Jupiter in 9th house).
She took the First Vow in 24 May 1931.

Dedication or consecration cycle: 1922 – 1937
COMMITMENT TO A RELIGIOUS LIFE
By age 12 she was convinced that she should commit herself to a religious life.
As I hadn’t the exact date, I tried an approximated analysis taking her Solar Return in 1922 as a transit with symbolic value for this year. (I didn’t analyze the Solar Return in itself, only its overlapping to the natal chart)

The Ascendant of that Solar Return is conjunct her natal SN.
Pluto is still in 7th house, but in 10º49’ Cancer, the emphasis switched from mental body to emotional body (since 1914).
Pluto in DP square to Jupiter and sextile Mars in 9th house suggests in this year a  preparation for a key evolutionary development  regarding a metamorphosis in her belief system and relationships which will be reflected from august 1925 on, when Pluto enters in a LQP square to Jupiter,  and specifically in Aug 1928 when she made the final decision.
Pluto has recently finished a sextile to Saturn, leading the Soul to an internalization of action in order to discover from within itself what is unique and individual in the special purpose and destiny that the natal septile reflects. (In august 1946, 1 month before the Call ended the orb of a FQP square: metamorphosis in her consciousness structure and the way of accepting responsibility for guilt leading to a new form of acting).
Pluto is sextile Vesta  conjunct Saturn:  metamorphosis in the inner union with self and spiritual commitment. Internalization in order to metamorphosing a spirituality that is “masculine” in its form (Saturn) towards a feminine form: horizontal (Vesta, the sister) instead of vertical, and oriented to proximity and immanence (Taurus).

In order to make effective this switch and metamorphosis in the Soul’s learning to develop an objective consciousness of itself and its sense of individuality in a social context, together with lessons of equality and relativity in relationships and beliefs, the transiting SN in 3rd house reflects that the Soul is reexperiencing dynamics that are linked with its past, regarding its attachment to man-made belief systems about relationship with the Source, with God, and the need of discrimination and establishing her own Truth in connection with Natural Law ( transiting NN in Virgo in 9th house).
This is more precisely shown by the SN in exact opposition to Mercury (natal Pluto’s ruler) in DP square to Pluto, another symbol of a preparation for a key evolutionary development, and gibbous inconjunct to natal Sun conjunct Juno in 8th house in Virgo, reflecting the need of clarification, may be through crisis, regarding this lifetime’s purpose of commitment to service and to Jesus as His spouse, and the Soul’s relationship with power.  

Being that SN in Pisces, its ruler Neptune (conjunct NN of Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn) became activated; that means the need of revisioning and throwing off residues of guilt for collective trauma and of love  conditioned by manmade beliefs, thus building new relationship patterns  - with others and with God – based on unconditional love. (Neptune in Gemini opposite Uranus in Cap T-square Jupiter in Libra in 9th house, transiting Pluto DP square Jupiter).

NN in 9th house conjunct Mercury, square Pluto and FP inconjunct Chiron Pallas promotes discrimination in the belief system and begins its activation of the need of social humility the Soul needs in order to clarify and resolve its skipped steps in relation to its relationship with the Source, and darkness.
All this aspects will more effectively be highlighted in her final resolution in 15 August 1928.

Mars was culminating its transit by 12th house in Sag , approaching to a Gibbous opposition with Pluto (8 days later), reflecting an internal preparation for the social manifestation of the evolutionary intent, and an activation of PPP. It has just finished a FQP square with its own natal placement, a change in the belief’s operation form with regard to the Soul’s internal relationship with the Godhead.
In addition, it makes a Yod with Neptune and Moon conjunct NN in Taurus. “The Yod promotes a knowing, a vision, an awareness from on high that is not necessarily consciously defined” (JWG), of this connection with God and the Soul’s service purpose as well as the need of  ego’s social humiliation with regard to the “taurean arc” of its incarnations    .

FINAL RESOLUTION 15-8-1928
Her final resolution was taken on August 15, 1928, while praying at the shrine of the Black Madonna of Letnice, where she often went on pilgrimage.
Pluto is in 7th house in Cancer conjunct Neptune, opposition Uranus and FQP square Jupiter, trying to metamorphose the issues focused by the SN in Pisces in 1922.
Thus, the causal factor and leading edge of the Soul’s evolutionary intention at that point of the unfoldment of its natal intention is clearly related to orient itself towards unconditional love relationships, changing them by means of a metamorphosis of its belief system. (Pluto conjunct Neptune, square Jupiter and conjunct (exact) her natal NN of Jupiter.
The metamorphosis of this Grand Cross by means of the conjunction to Neptune is directed to recover the loving facets of Christianity by deconditioning from the Church’s patriarchal institution and its self attribution as mediator between the Souls and God (Transiting PPP conjunct Uranus in Cap), internally reconnecting with the feminine Wisdom of God and caring for the unloved “children of God”. (Neptune in 7th house opposition Uranus in Cap, square BML conjunct Sophia in Libra and square Ceres in 4th house)
Pluto  conjunct Neptune and FQP trine SN  (resolution node of the Chiron skipped steps, and one of the arcs of her evolution) activates the Mystical Rectangle and actualizes the potential for conscious awareness of the entire evolutionary process and the past conditions that led to this moment, understanding what must be done in order to actualize the evolutionary intent. The sextile to NN in Taurus promotes the necessary internalization to it, initiated with Pluto’s sextile to Saturn (1922), as well as understanding what methods or activities demands the development of the evolutionary purpose, the ‘practical mystic’ reflected in the Mystical Rectangle.
Furthermore, Pluto’s trine to SN seems a way to recovering Chiron Pallas (ruled by Neptune) skipped steps, in the sense of seeking a internal, direct connection with God, also reflected in transiting SN in 12th house in Sag, which is conjunct natal SN of Uranus (the individuated unconscious linked to Natural Law, as reflected in the natural ruler of natal SN).
In that line seems to be its Gibbous inconjunction to Saturn in Taurus (related to the other extreme of the dual arch), promoting some form of crisis inducing humility in order to adjust in the ego what the service to the others, to the whole, requires.
This transiting SN was in a culmination process relative to 12th house, given that in 27 September it entered 11th house, the natal SN house, a nodal return also.
In relation to Pluto’s metamorphosis intentions, transiting SN in 12th house was reexperiencing past forms of religious life as a nun or others, metamorphosing the belief system in order to dissolve the causes of trauma (transiting PPP conjunct Uranus), by reconnecting with prior manifestations of that trauma, and liberation form it according to N.L. (SN conjunct SN of Uranus in Sag, Pluto square Jupiter, ruler of that nodes).
SN DP square to Sun suggests that this reconnection with past forms of being a nun is a preparation for another key evolutionary development (the Call within the Call, 1946), meaning a crisis in consciousness in order to expand it and embrace the timeless, the Whole, the Godhead within.
At the same time, the transiting NN in 6th house, trine Neptune SN in Aquarius in 2nd House (values of Love to Humanity) and conjunct transiting Mars makes a FQP square to Sun and Juno, seeking and triggering a new form of action as a nun, moving forward although the Soul may not consciously know how to actualize it. However, being in 6th house and ruled by   Mercury in Virgo in balsamic phase to Jupiter, orientation to service as well as a revision of the belief system is undoubtedly the form of becoming a nun.
This orientation and revision, by means of reexperiencing and recreating incomplete patterns and beliefs so that the culmination and mutation of Mercury-Jupiter balsamic phase can take place is underneath the apparent motives and circumstances that the transiting nodes reflect.
 Transiting Nodes are square Pallas that is conjunct Chiron in Pisces in 2nd house. The transiting NN in 6th house square Chiron conjunct Pallas in Pisces in 2nd house provided the Soul’s wisdom of compassion and power of love with a practical and concrete vehicle – service - according with its current purpose reflected in Sun conjunct Juno in Virgo in 8th house, ruling Venus in 8th house, ruler of her natal NN, and opposed that Chiron Pallas

FIRST VOW: 24 May 1931
This event is more meaningfully seen in the progressed chart, where the Progressed Sun makes a Grand Trine with Uranus and NN and a Kite Pattern that involves the SN. Also progressed Midheaven is square Venus and Progressed Moon is conjunct SN of Neptune in Aquarius in a Grand Trine with Jupiter, O.L. and Venus SN in Libra, and NN Uranus in 6th house.
Nodal Return: February 1930.
Pluto is in 19º Cancer conjunct Neptune. The Soul is in process of dissolving prior dynamics not more conducive to evolutionary growth. The individual is aware of going in a new direction but without a map, allowing God to direct the path, and allowing His Will a redefinition of Soul’s steps while going.
This redefinition requires a switch from left to right brain, and that connects with the natal balsamic phase between Mercury (Pluto’s ruler and chart’s final dispositor) and Jupiter (PPP, 12th house and Ascendant ruler).
Indeed, in the process here observed, Mercury and Jupiter are almost the main receptors of the transiting purposes.
Pluto continues to be trine natal SN, now also square Midheaven, reflecting a social projection of the unconventional aspects of the SN.
SN in 9th house in Libra: The soul is reexperiencing themes related to its belief system and relationships, may be extreme belief systems related to the dual arc of incarnations, and affirming, continuing, the process in focus in 1928, that is reviewing the belief system in order to reconnect with values of humanitarian ideals, values of love to out casted, service and care for the other. (SN in 13º Libra is conjunct O.L. and SN of Venus, trine SN Neptune in Aquarius in 2nd house, and NN Uranus in 6th house.) Progressed Moon is in 14 Aquarius focusing all these points in the process of evolution of the egocentric structure.
SN is DP inconjunct Vesta, and Progressed Moon squares it in a FQP phase, thus focusing in that sense the need of a subjective and horizontal experience of spirituality (referred to in 1922) in which the new form of operation will demand social humility.
Furthermore, SN is NP conjunction to Jupiter, suggesting that this reexperiencing is beginning a new belief’s cycle that is going to produce some crisis in the ego regarding these beliefs in relation to what is required of the individual by others, and will also induce social humility .(SN sextile Venus and  SN FP inconjunct Moon in Taurus.
The actual issues underneath this  are related to the need of overcoming the need of security  provided by authority people, connecting with the heart and service and atoning for natural guilt (Venus in Leo in 8th house square Saturn).

Transiting NN in 3rd House in Aries opposite Jupiter, wide trine to Venus and Gibbous inconjunct Mars also shows the intention of initiating a new way of expressing her ideas in the environment, going through some crisis in the actualization of her beliefs and will intended to produce humility, in line with what was said regarding Pluto conjunct Neptune. Transiting MARS in 8th house, square the Nodes; the CP square NN creates a inner compression that deepens the understanding of causes and leads to a change in action according to the crisis in consciousness regarding its adherence to social or institutional values reflected in the taurean arc (Mars DP square SN). This crisis, together with the social humility induced by the FP inconjunction to Uranus is related to the need to move away from the values represented by that “Taurus security arc” and embrace the timeless (Mars balsamic to its natal placement).


FINAL VOW 24 May 1937
Pluto exactly conjunct Saturn NN in Cancer  and semisextil its natal position points to the formation of a conscious egocentric identification with the new evolutionary cycle, in which there cannot be more random actions because the Soul begins to sense new directions that will allow discovery of what that cycle is about.
Pluto is Gibbous inconjunct Chiron conjunct Pallas (squared by the transiting Nodes in 1928, suggesting that humility is the way the Soul is approaching its wisdom of compassion and power of love; and trying to resolve its skipped steps and wounds relative to union with the Source (dual arch) and doubts, as well as guilt (natal Saturn sextile Pallas and Chiron).  
Pluto continues to be trine SN, but now Mars is conjunct natal SN, and opposition NN, triggering the SN’s arc.
The way Mars is doing it is seen in its Gibbous inconjunct Pluto, forming a Yod with Jupiter (NN ruler), again promoting a knowing not consciously defined, regarding the evolutionary purpose and putting in motion a deep level of intuition oriented to furthering evolution by shifting the center of gravity in consciousness to left brain. (Natal PPP conjunct Ascendant and SN of Jupiter is the boomerang point of that Yod, activated by transiting Pluto at 26º Cancer, Pluto in Gemini). Together with it, this pattern demanded humility from an egocentric point of view and realizing that action is the way of threading the path of Return, one step at a time.
Natal Jupiter, the actual issue, receives a trine from SN in 6th house in Gemini, with ruler Mercury in 5th in Taurus inconjunct. The shift in consciousness to which Mars and the SN points demands a revision of the Soul’s Gemini way to understanding service, in an empirical and manmade conception.

SN in 6th house and NN in 12th house, are in opposite, inverted position in relation to final resolution in 1928.
In 1928 SN in 12th house revision of the way to becoming a Nun was oriented in a direction of service by the NN. Now, the SN is promoting a revision of the Soul’s way to understanding service, in that Gemini way, while the NN in 12th points to the shift to a intuitive connection with the Godhead within and with the Whole, that demands creative actualization of it (SN trine Jupiter) by creation of a personal reality that expresses the evolutionary purpose.


Pluto in Leo period:
The “Call within the call”:  September 1946
Actualization of the call: august 1948
THE "CALL WITHIN THE CALL": 10 September 1946
Pluto entered 8th house (in Aug 1938) in Leo (in September 1939).
The Soul is in process of becoming aware and actualizing one of the deepest evolutionary transitions in which repressed past issues will surface and must be confronted in order to be purged. It is a time of deep examination and testing the current purpose before its actualization.
It is the Soul confronting the Soul, seeking to become aware of the causes of karma and atoning for the guilt as a way of resolving skipped steps, wounds and darkness (Saturn transits 8th house BP conjunct transiting Pluto, inconjunct Pallas and Chiron, septile NN), this way transmuting karma to dharma, one of Vesta attributions.
Indeed, Pluto is square Vesta ( sextile in 1922, focused by SN inconjunction and Progressed Moon square in 1931).Natal Vesta conjunct Saturn suggests guilt related to prior forms of religiosity. The FQP square made by transiting Pluto points to a new form of operation relative to the way of living spirituality, and its relationship to power figures, be they external o internal (like Jesus), in order to actualize  the evolutionary purpose by firmly establishing it within before actualizing it in the world.
With Pluto semisquare Pluto, the Soul is internalizing the evolutionary purpose and attempting to pull away from old past conditionings that may hold it to old forms of living relationships, and to mental forms. The soul is attempting, and actualizing, a new way of relating to itself and consequently to others (Pluto NP conjunct Venus); learning to become self reliant by leaving behind past tendencies of projecting its needs onto others and seeking support in power figures or traditional institutions.
With Transiting PPP conjunct SN of Neptune in Aquarius, intensely focused by the time of the First Vow, this process points to actualizing values of humanitarian ideals, values of love to out casted, service and care for the other, in the creative actualization of loving service in a humble and horizontal way, thus atoning for past guilt (transiting PPP and Neptune SN square natal Saturn).

SN in 12th house (since march 1946) in Sag, in the same house position it was at the time she took the final resolution to become a nun, in 1928, shows that this metamorphosis is actualized by deepening the reexperiencing done at that time, as well as deepening and actualizing the orientation to service facilitated by the transiting NN.
In addition, it is opposite to Final Vow’s position, almost in the same point (15 and 16º degrees Sag).  
The SN Gibbous inconjunct Moon conjunct NN reflects a crisis regarding this past incarnation’s arc in line with the metamorphosis promoted by the current transiting Pluto.
Transiting NN is conjunct Uranus in 6th house conjunct Uranus NN and FQP trine Jupiter (ruler transiting SN): The liberation from mental and manmade conditioning regarding service is the way of creating a new personal reality that  reflects the new evolutionary purpose and allows to its actualization, and may be seen as the outcome of the revision done by the transiting SN in 1937, at the time of the Final Vow.

In addition, Mars (actually Mars conjunct Chiron conjunct Jupiter) is in 10th house in Libra CP square (almost exact) Neptune and DP square Uranus activating the Grand Cross and the Mystical Rectangle. It looks like Mars is now triggering what Pluto has been activating in 1928, 1931 and 1937.
Mars in Gibbous inconjunct NN conjunct Moon, together with Mars FQP sesquiquadrate Pallas conjunct Chiron reflects that in order to acting out the Soul’s desires the egocentric structure must experience some form of humiliation, in that case experiencing darkness without the possibility of holding to the security structures of “the well” and align itself with the needs of the overall social environment.
However, the transiting NN sextile NN conjunct Moon as well as Sun’s trine to them allowed her to experience the deep crisis and metamorphosis of the past security patterns within the church’s structure.

LEAVING THE CONVENT: 17 August 1948
“Nearly two years of testing and discernment passed before Mother Teresa received permission to begin. On 17 August 1948, she dressed for the first time in a white, blue-bordered sari and passed through the gates of her beloved Loreto convent to enter the world of the poor.”
This event has as leading edge Pluto in Leo in 8th house conjunct Venus (ruler of Moon and NN) and CP square Moon, symbol of her transformed self-image and abode.
This CP square (in orb since august 1947) reflects the inner compression that is the culmination of the Crescent Phase initiated in 1915 (year of her 1st Communion) that allows an inner awareness of the refinement attained by the new individual structure during this phase. However, there is fear of failure and of sliding back into old patterns (“the years of testing and discernment”), and an inner pull/push in an effort to test and establish the new structures required, externally actualizing and integrating them in the Soul’s reality.  
Neptune’s SN in Aquarius in 2nd house (focused and activated by the time of the First Vow and the Call within the Call) continues to be in the transiting PPP, thus the orientation of the evolutionary intention of this moment.
Uranus, the PPP ruler is transiting in an exact conjunction to natal Pluto, SN ruler, thus promoting deconditioning from old security patterns.
The NN in 4th house also emphasizes the evolutionary focus on removing security patterns in self image, home, protection and nurturing.
SN is in Scorpio (like natal) but in 10th house, FP opposition to Saturn and LQP square Venus reflects that the social meaning she gave to the original Soul’s intention, sharing and lovely including others, giving priority to the Soul’s unitive desires, produced a repolarization in consciousness in which the tension between past and future resulted in the beginning of building new foundations of awareness and knowledge embracing the timeless. Venus - Jupiter and NN’s ruler -  became an important receptor point: Pluto’s conjunction, Node’s squares,  focal point in the T-square with transiting SN;  and its metamorphosis was meaningful in order to complete the balsamic phase between Mercury and Jupiter (rulers of Pluto and its PP), two natal points repeatedly focused by the transits.
NN FQP trine Mars facilitated the creation of a new reality that reflected the evolutionary purpose and its actualization.

Thanks for reading
God Bless
Mirta




Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: mountainheather on Dec 11, 2011, 11:11 PM
Hi Rad and all,
I will not be posting on the transits, I think its a bit too much for me to process. I will follow along, learn and be inspired though.
Thanks so much, and Bless you all.
Heather


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Linda on Dec 12, 2011, 04:05 AM
MOTHER TERESA  -  LIFE-LONG TRANSITS




1919 (age 9) – Death of father (exact date unknown).  Gonxha’s father Nikola Bojaxhiu dies suddenly of suspicious causes which may have been due to poisoning because of his political involvement, throwing the family into financial crisis.  Teresa’s life changes overnight as her mother assumes total responsibility for the family.

On 15 August 1919 the transiting Lunar Nodes move into Scorpio/Taurus.   Gonxha (Teresa) experiences her first Lunar Nodal square [correction:  opposition], a profound evolutionary transition involving a process whereby her human identity faced developmental stress as a way to exhaust certain desires.  These desires are symbolized by the paradoxical transiting SN conjunct the NN and the transiting NN conjunct the SN.  Since she is in the 1st stage Spiritual, her egocentric structures linked with Neptune brought surrender to the pure white light of consciousness shining through when faced with the sudden death of her father.  This Soul evolutionary desire had recently been initiated by transiting Mars in new phase conjunction to natal Pluto and natal Neptune.  There is a very strong emphasis in the 8th house with the transits of 5+ planets, and Uranus-Lucifer-Pallas transiting the 2nd.  Correlating to the transits of the Leo 8th house, ruled by the Sun (father) and linked to the Scorpio SN, was the experience of enforced removal of her father through death reflecting an inner evolutionary need.

The transiting SN ruler was natal Venus conjuncted by transiting Neptune reflecting her needs within relationships.  Since natal Venus resides in the 8th house she would witness death and dying as regular occurrences throughout her life.  The transiting NN ruler was Pluto itself, bringing experiences of emotional loss and abandonment.  This cataclysmic event in the physical plane correlated with Saturn transiting the 8th house conjuncting her natal Sun and forming a t-square to the natal Lunar Nodes.  Transiting Uranus through the 2nd house conjunct natal Chiron also t-squared the natal Lunar Nodes throwing the family into financial crisis forcing survival and self-reliance (NN Taurus) and the release of past-life trauma associated with sudden loss in a group situation which included her siblings (SN Scorpio ruled by natal Pluto 7th, Neptune rules 3rd house).  

Emotional dependencies upon others were accentuated, alternating with times of inner emotional strength (Moon in Taurus) that helped to support family members.  It is possible that her father had been the main nurturer as represented by Saturn in the 4th, and this also meant the absence of the father.  With T-Pluto moving through Cancer in the 7th house the emotional shock caused by the cataclysmic change produced an evolutionary leap, that is, her emotional structures and self-image would change, and this process would continue throughout her life (Moon conj NN).  

From this point on, I focus on events in Mother Teresa’s life with exact dates supplied in the timeline.




6 January 1929 (age 19) – Gonxha (Teresa) is sent to India to begin her novitiate in Darjeeling, Calcutta, becoming a teacher at St. Mary's High School

At age 19 a Lunar Nodal Return would initiate new actions and desires in a new cycle in evolutionary growth operating on an instinctive basis.  Transiting Saturn in Sagittarius was beginning to cross the Ascendant indicating an identity crisis as a way of restructuring her world starting from within herself.  Deep urges for freedom, independence and to break free from the past correlated to a desire for travel so as to fulfil her commitment to become a teacher/missionary.  After leaving home a year earlier, she never saw her mother or siblings again.  Transiting Saturn was opposite Pluto and conjunct the PPP-Asc symbolizing a “throwing off” of familial structures relative to the past and the development of responsibility and self-authority to create a new career.  

Transiting Mars, exactly conjunct the DC, ruler Mercury Virgo 9th conjunct T-Magdalena, was completing a cycle in relation to natal Pluto, and would soon put into motion the new direction that would allow the on-going evolutionary changes to take place in the social sphere. Transiting Pluto was conjunct natal Neptune, and transiting Neptune was conjunct natal Sun reflecting a desire to dissolve all barriers preventing the alignment with Source energy.  Neptune having recently moved into the sign Virgo, and trining transiting Saturn-Asc-PPP in Sagittarius, motivated her to seriously develop a consistent set of inner spiritual values by the final resolution to commit herself to a religious life. “I was praying with a lighted candle in my hands and singing in my heart, full of joy inside, when I took the decision to wholly devote myself to God through religious life.”




10 September 1946 (age 36) – Inspiration Day, “the call within the call.”   While riding on a train, Sister Teresa receives her call to help serve the poorest of the poor.  “I heard the call to give up everything and follow Christ into the slums, to serve Him among the poorest of the poor.  I knew it was His will and I had to follow Him.”

This day correlated with Uranus conjunct her DC-Pluto as it was completing an entire cycle of evolution, a transition from egocentric consciousness to universal consciousness.  In this phase she was able to consciously experience the Universal, together with very specific instructions (transiting Uranus-NN in Gemini ruled by natal Mercury Virgo 9th) as to the work she would do in the slums.  This future-oriented vision/voice would lead to a new journey, new thoughts and new dynamics within the social sphere, and her relationship to Christ via the timely message/information brought to her would allow her to evolve into new ways of being in a relationship.  

T-Uranus was forming a last qtr square to natal Mercury 9th, Uranus being the higher octave of Mercury.  T-Uranus formed an inconjunct to natal Uranus 1st bringing a faithful and humble willingness to heed the call.  T-Saturn was 1st qtr square natal Saturn, ending a cycle in relation to natal Venus (Saturn is ruled by Venus), enabling her to bring the vision to reality by giving up past conditionings and conventional work to enter the slums.  This transit reflects the new types of relationships to the poor, sick and dying that she would form, and the heavy responsibilities in caring and healing (Venus ruled by Sun Virgo 9th).  

Transiting Pluto was new phase conjunct her Venus, bringing to the light of day and metamorphosing deep subconscious patterns that had been controlling her behaviour, infusing her with energy and willpower to heed the call to carry out the new work in the darkest of places as she merged with a powerful new creative purpose.  T-Saturn-Pluto-Lucifer 8th, all ruled by Sun Virgo 9th, in balsamic relationship to natal Sun, manifested an attunement with the Divine Will, a new direction that was unambiguous and precise.  Mars was conjunct the MC, joined by Chiron-Jupiter-Juno-Venus transiting the 10th house, and transiting Neptune approaching the MC, putting into motion the new impulses of the new social vision and function.  




12th April 1948 (age 38) – Receives permission from Pope Pius XII to leave the Loretto Order to live alone and work with the poor in Calcutta.  Her first act is to open a school in the slums of Motijhil. She becomes a citizen of India in December.

In the previous year, 1947, Teresa experiences her second Lunar Nodal Return, a new cycle of becoming relative to the evolutionary intentions, with new patterns of behaviour emerging, and liberating from old patterns from the past.  1948 was the year when the darkness took hold, and it lasted all the way through to her death in 1997 with brief periods of relief.  The ruler of the transiting NN, Venus, was receiving new phase conjunctions from transiting Mars-Saturn-Pluto, and these were squaring natal Moon-NN-Vesta.  This had been a very difficult time because these transits through the 8th house reflected a fundamental evolutionary necessity to reformulate inner and outer dynamics that were limiting growth.  A sense of limitation and fundamental insecurity occurred during this time period because she needed to redefine the “bottom lines” of these dynamics.  

Lucifer, ruled by Jupiter Libra, transiting the 12th house, and correlating with extremes of psychic and spiritual trauma was in opposition to transiting Venus in the 6th house, bringing to light the psychological/emotional disillusionment and crises from past life relationships.  Transiting Chiron was conjunct her SN manifesting the deep psychological core wound from past lives.  This could have lead to a pattern of denial of the wound of limitation and powerlessness by projecting the need for her own healing onto the wounds of others, the poor, sick and dying.  Jupiter crossing the Ascendant symbolized a new search for meaning, value, relationship to “faith,” and changing her citizenship to India.  Transiting Neptune conjunct Natural Lilith 9th, and approaching conjunction with natal Jupiter, correlated to the natural humanitarian role guided by natural laws and principles she was created by God to fulfill.




7 October 1950 (age 40) – The new congregation of the Missionaries of Charity is approved.

Transiting the 12th house, Mars formed a square to natal Mars bringing the establishment of a new form of the evolutionary impulse.  Sliding back into past patterns of behaviour would result in a disillusioning process.  The reality of her dreams and wishes to-date were purged and dissolved as she put into motion the new structures based on trust and faith in larger forces that would guide her.  This is emphasized by transiting Jupiter conjunct natal Chiron and transiting Neptune conjunct natal Jupiter.  Transiting Lucifer-Uranus conjunct natal Magdalena, square the MC, and in new phase conjunction to natal Pluto another juncture of liberation from past conditioning since transiting Uranus had recently begun a new cycle in relation to natal Pluto.  Transiting Saturn-Mercury-Venus-Sun-Neptune, all transiting the 9th house of belief systems, correlated to a time period of implementing future-oriented intuitive promptings. Transiting Saturn through the 9th house trine natal Uranus in Capricorn correlated to a leadership position in the new congregation, and running it according to her high standards.  Transiting Pluto t-squaring the natal Lunar Nodes reflected a need to redefine the fixed and resistive karmic patterns symbolized by this aspect that were limiting further growth.  The resolution through the NN Taurus was to take charge of her reality, establish, stabilize and ground the new creative impulses to physical reality.  This was a giant evolutionary leap since Pluto was transiting the 8th house, a very intense transit, and beginning a new cycle in relation to natal Venus, the ruler of her NN.

1951:  Neptune square  Correlates to what the underlying sense of meaning is for the current life. Thus, what has been meaningful looses its meaning, and the Soul desires new directions in order for a new sense of meaning to occur. A sense of disillusionment with certain parts of life can precede this 'crisis of action' as the Soul initiates new directions in order to discover new forms that generate meaning for its life. (Rad)

1953:  Uranus opposition  This is the transit that most identify as the 'mid life crisis.' This transit correlates with the Soul's need to 'throw off' any part of its reality that is no longer serving the Soul's ongoing need to evolve. In the gibbous phase it creates the awareness of parts of life that seem empty and outmoded. As it moves toward the full phase this correlates with the Soul sending 'messages' to the conscious ego that correlate with all kinds of future possibilities for the Soul. The challenge for the Soul as this occurs is to inwardly monitor the messages that become repetitious versus those that only appear once or twice. It is the messages that become repetitious, over and over, that will reflect the next three to five years of the Soul's life. The challenge of course is to take action upon those messages no matter how 'radical' some may seem from the point of view of the Soul's existing reality. (Rad)

1962:  Pluto enters 9th house Virgo

1965:  Uranus last qtr square Uranus


1970:  Pluto square  The Soul needing to create new directions for itself relative to what has already been established as its reality. This can then create a 'crisis in action' for the Soul. (Rad)




10 December 1979 (age 69) – Awarded Nobel Peace Prize for work with destitute and dying

This honour is awarded as transiting Pluto conjuncts the MC, while all planets (except Venus) transit the upper part of the chart, the external world.  Transiting Saturn conjuncts Mercury, the ruler of the transiting NN, and squares natal Pluto, the acknowledgment of her work.  She makes her acceptance lecture: “Christ in our hearts, Christ in the poor we meet, Christ in the smile we give and in the smile that we receive.”  Yet three months earlier she confided to a spiritual confidante of the experience of the absence of Christ, “……as for me, the silence and the emptiness is so great, that I look and do not see, listen and do not hear, the tongue moves but does not speak……”  This self-contradiction correlates with transiting Saturn conjunct natal Mercury (achievement), transiting Uranus and Mercury conjunct natal SN (betrayal), transiting Venus opposite natal Neptune (deception), transiting Sun-Neptune through the 12th house (dissolution), and natal Mercury square natal Pluto (duplicity).

1987:  Pluto enters 11th house Scorpio

1995:  Pluto enters 12th house Sagittarius





5 September 1997 (Age 87) – Mother Teresa dies of cardiac arrest in Calcutta, India

In the death chart, the natal Lunar Nodes were exactly conjunct the AC/DC.  Natal Venus was conjunct the IC.  Pluto had recently entered her 12th house Sagittarius.  The sudden heart attack correlated to transiting Sun conjunct natal Mars and squaring the planetary nodes of Uranus.  Transiting Pluto exactly squared natal Sun, and Saturn was opposite the Moon, bringing her evolutionary soul purposes in this lifetime to a close.  


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Thank you Rad for your feedback and guidance.


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Dec 12, 2011, 07:56 AM
Hi Mirta,

Thank you for taking the time and effort you have to understand the various transits you have correctly understood to Mother Teressa's natal chart that all correlate with her evolutionary development in her long life. Your continuing development in EA is a real joy for me to behold Mirta, and that development is occurring because of the time you are putting into it. And that time is reflected in the work you have now done with the transits to her chart, and that work demonstrates how EA is meant to be understood and applied. It is exceptional EA work.

Bravo !!

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Dec 12, 2011, 08:13 AM
Hi Linda,

Thanks you for taking the time, and making the effort, that you have done with all the various transits to her natal chart. You have come so very far now Linda because of your own desires manifesting as determination to understand the depth and totality of EA. The work you have done here is not only correct but it is exceptional. This is how EA is meant to be understood and applied.

Bravo !!

God Bless, Rad



Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Kristin on Dec 12, 2011, 08:51 AM
Mother Theresa's Life Transits


"A child is born and on that day and at that hour when the celestial rays are in mathematical harmony with his individual karma. His Horoscope is a challenging portrait, revealing his unalterable past and its probable future result."

Swami Sri Yukteswar


As we have journeyed through Mother Theresa's story together about key themes that have set up this life and also the intentions set forth by God and her Soul, her chart reflects not only the imperative need to answer the call, but also to carry it through to the bitter end, to test her faith and spiritual center beyond what was felt to be humanly possible -North Node in Taurus, ruler Venus in Leo in the 8th squaring Saturn in the 4th. Beyond helping the thousands upon thousands of poor and the suffering, she survived the inner abyss that plagued her for most of her life, something she has not been able to carry out until this life. Mission Accomplished!

The Mystic Rectangle in her natal chart immediately reflects the presence of higher support even when she felt she had none. It is as if there were invisible Souls on stand by to help push her forward in order to guarantee a break through. The Mystic Rectangle represents a healing and higher help, a rising above the gravity of the past. Key events would be directly activating this configuration especially as it includes her nodal axis, as well as Neptune, the planet of the eternal or God and Uranus in Capricorn, the planet of liberation and breaking through her own form of patriarchal rigidity and conditioning. Pluto is the ruler of her South Node which means that Pluto is also active in this alignment.

As we have discussed her Soul is committing for the long haul to the solo and monastic life, North Node in Taurus conjunct the Moon and Amazon, which also means the Moon and Amazon are energized in this sacred configuration. It did require her to be a warrior for the poor and an imaginable warrior of faith, to be stubborn and steadfast in her pursuit for the ultimate prize, which in her transition reflected the proof she always prayed for, wanted and needed, Pluto in Gemini inconjunct the South Node in Scorpio. Also Venus in Leo in the 8th, the ruler of her North Node in Taurus.

At the age of twelve, 1922, she felt strongly the call of God. She knew she had to be a missionary to spread the love of Christ. This is represented in her first Jupiter return in Libra in her 9th house. Jupiter is the ruler of not only her ascendant but her 12th house cusp. The transiting North Node was conjunct transiting Saturn also in her 9th in Libra and they were both conjunct her Mercury in Virgo.Transiting Pluto was in Cancer in her 7th forming a progressive square to her natal Jupiter. On the very day of her Jupiter return, the transiting Moon was in Scorpio exactly conjunct her South Node. The transiting Sun was exactly conjunct her Venus in Leo, the ruler of her North Node. She new in her heart and in her Soul exactly what she needed to do.


1928 - Becomes Roman Catholic Loretto nun and begins noviate training in Loretto Abbey, Dublin, Ireland, takes name Sister Teresa


For most Souls around the age of 18 they are experiencing a nodal return. Mother Theresa was closer to 19 when this occurred, however there are clear significant signatures reflecting this unquestionable commitment. Pluto, the ruler of her South Node is conjunct Neptune, God, and squaring Jupiter and progressively opposes her natal Uranus in Capricorn. Uranus in Aries is trine her Venus in Leo in the 8th, ruler of her North Node, Moon and Amazon. Transiting South Node in Sag was in her 12th, ruler tr Jupiter in her 4th in Taurus, representing a woman going international to teach and travel and commit to a monastic life. Jupiter also trines her Sun in Virgo in the 9th. Transiting Mars was in Gemini conjunct the Transiting North Node in the 6th house which represents the house of service and right work, or karma yoga. Mars is the ruler of her 4th house cusp, her house of home, and squares her Sun and Juno in the 8th and also Chiron in her 2nd reflecting her moving away to actualize her creative life purpose. This is a natural role for her in many lifetimes times past as is noted in the transiting South Node in Sag being in the 12th house. This may also equal a final chapter as it relates to these habitual religious ways where she can finally relinquish the dogmas and strict measures of right and wrong and reconnect to her natural spiritual root.

Transiting Saturn is in Sagittarius, and is retrograde in Mother Theresa's 12th house which represents her initiating a spiritual chapter to help recover her natural spiritual base, the base that was laid long before the patriarchy interfaced with this truth. Saturn is also the ruler of her Uranus in Capricorn , which is part of the Mystic Rectangle, Uranus Opposes Neptune in Cancer, which shows how her religious delusions created personal and tribal trauma. From what I have read and viewed in video, it appears that Mother Theresa was very bound by the patriarchal stories of Jesus. Yet I know if she knew him, I feel in my bones that she did, that she would have been exposed to his natural teachings, an example of this is he when taught others that they did not need a priest or a guru in order to experience God that they could know their own inner divinity for themselves and find God within through eastern meditation practices, reflected in Jesus' words, "When thine eye becomes single, the body becomes full of light.”

Transiting Saturn retrograde is also squaring her Mars in Virgo in the 9th and is inconjunct tr Pluto. Which is the initiation and her step forward into the spiritual grind, purging her own religious impurities, albeit perhaps not conscious. With Sagittarius on the 12th house cusp this does reflect not only religion driven by faith but also a natural knowledge underneath of the natural God, Jupiter the ruler is conjunct her Original Lilith in her 9th house of KNOWING.

The exact nodal return occurs mid March in 1929 perhaps near the time when she arrives in Calcutta, India and becomes a teacher at St. Mary's High School. This feels quite significant for a nodal return because for Mother Theresa returning to India meant coming home, to a place she called home in other lives. Pluto in Gemini inconjunct the South Node in Scorpio represents past lives in India where a great deal of Soul imprinting occurred and where unresolved trauma exists. There may very well have been a life or two where her rigid ways led to catastrophic suffering for many and it was her Soul's desire and need to return to repent and recover her lost ways. Mother Theresa's Neptune opposes her Uranus in Capricorn, which in part reflects her illusion about their being one way, or her way as the only way back. It feels as if there were also lives in India in more natural spiritual times for her, perhaps in the time of Christ she may have also lived in India and came to know him in one of the ashrams. I am not sure about this but I have always had this sense that she may have met Jesus in India in what was called Jesus' 'lost Years' and she was part of the tribe that traveled back to Israel with him. With that said, those deep inner teachings were still IN her and her Soul may have felt that being in India would have given her the additional strength, serving as some sort of anchor in her remembering and in her recovery. Perhaps also being there may have on a subconscious level helped her feel closer to Jesus because of their time spent there together, he does have a 3rd house stellium and they share the same South Node as ell as Mars.


May 24, 1937 - Takes final vows as a nun


Approximately nine years later, when the nodes are opposite to where they had been, transiting North Node is now in Sagittarius in her 12th house, making this vow official for her future. Transiting Jupiter, the ruler of the transiting North Node in Sag is in Capricorn and is conjunct the South Node of Saturn in Mother Theresa’s 1st house. Transiting Mercury, ruler of the transiting North Node is conjunct her Moon and her natal North Node in Taurus while trining her natal Mars in Virgo in the 9th. I would also note that transiting Neptune is in Virgo conjunct her Mars and is squaring the transiting nodal axis which reflects in many ways what the road ahead would be about for her which involves a massive role in tending to the sick and the hungry but also the unrelenting crazy doubt that is ahead which would prove to plague her Soul.


September 10, 1946


While traveling by train to the Loreto Convent from Calcutta for her annual retreat she receives the call within the call.

"The call within the call I have read was her experience of Jesus literally materializing in the seat next to her telling her what her new life would be, to leave the convent to help the poor, the core masses and to live among them. Traveling by train and the call within the call is seen natally with Pluto in Gemini, in the 7th making an inconjnuct to her South Node in Scorpio. Also Pluto in Gemini the 7th, squaring its ruler Mercury in Virgo in the 9th. Also Venus, the ruler of her North Node and Moon in Taurus is in Leo in the 8th and is squaring Saturn rx in the 4th.

The call, as she put it, "It was an order. To fail would have been to break the faith."

In transit, the Nodes returned from where they had been when she became a nun 18 years earlier, transiting South Node in Sagittarius again in the 12th house. This symbol in and of itself represents the teacher from on high sharing his vision for her, the future that lies on the horizon. Transiting Mercury was exactly conjunct her Mars in Virgo in the 9th, the message of how she would take her life forward, to help the poor\ and sick without a penny in her pocket and only the clothes on her back "to be truly and totally among them". The ruler of her transiting South Node in Sag, Jupiter was in her 10th house with transiting Mars in Libra just crossing her MC closing in on a balamic conjunction to Jupiter and the two trining transiting North Node and Uranus in her 6th house in Gemini, symbolizing the total life change ahead as a result of the call within the call,. Jupiter was also EXACTLY conjunct her Resolution Lilith in Libra in the 10th house which means following this truth and this message would lead her back or closer to her original nature.

Transiting Saturn was conjunct her Venus, the ruler of her North Node, reflecting her commitment and the seriousness at which she took the message. Saturn also rules her Uranus in Cap which is part of her Mystic Rectangle, the intention being to help her stay true to course and keep her Soul on track. This also represents the tests required for the crazy choices she had made in the past that reflected the welfare of others seen with Uranus opposing Neptune in the 7th. Her thinking even perhaps as it was all happening and all coming down that it was the right thing to do by God and that God and Jesus would be pleased, as in you need to suffer like Jesus in order to be close to Jesus.

For the next 50 years she in fact did answer the call and she was in store for a very long and arduous road ahead. It is hard enough to not have the feeling of an inner presence when you are doing spiritual work but when your entire days are devoted to people who are suffering on every level, it would be impossible for her not to osmose the pain and heartache of the people she touched, served and helped. She does have a South Node in the 11th along with it making an inconjnuct to Pluto. Also Uranus opposing her Neptune could connect to an ability to detach in order to do the job at hand, but there is only so much any Soul in the human form can really do to protect oneself from the oppression. It was well known that Mother Theresa had an ongoing heart condition. Every Soul holds their emotional pain somewhere in the body on a physical level and her pain was stored in her heart representing not only her own broken heart from the un intentional suffering she may have caused others because of her lack of being ‘awake’ in other times. This due to being swept away by illusions and delusion of right and wrong, convincing herself these things were true and necessary seen with Uranus in Cap opposing her Neptune. But also I feel she carried and felt on some level the broken hearts of the masses. Beyond that and perhaps the greatest reason for her heart condition was the apparent absence of her eternal lover, Jesus. With North Node in Taurus conjunct Moon, ruler Venus in Leo in the 8th square Saturn in the 4th in Taurus, the inner loneliness and heart ached ultimately and literally killed her.

The below events reflect a range of diversity of the types of projects that she spear-headed to help the suffering. This is reflected in her natal Pluto in Gemini in the 7th inconjunct her South Node in Scorpio in the 11th.  Transiting Pluto was in Mother Theresa''s 8th house and squaring her Moon and the Nodes for years during this time. In 1950, when she found the Missionaries of Charity transiting North Node was trining her Venus in Leo in the 8th house, ruler of her North Node. In 1952 she opens Nirmal Hriday ("Pure Heart"), home for the dying the transiting Nodes were squaring her natal Nodes in the 2nd and 8th house. Transiting Pluto was conjunct the transiting South Node in her 8th house. In 1953 she opened an orphanage. Transiting South Node in Leo comes across her Venus in the 8th, ruler of her North Node and Moon in Taurus. In 1957 She begins her work with lepers for which her order becomes well known around the world. The population of people that no one wanted to help nor did they want to touch, let alone come near. Nothing was too tall of an order for her to tackle or to take on. Transiting Uranus was squaring her 4th house Saturn, ruler of her own Uranus, the symbol for the social outcasts and the unwanted. Transiting Uranus was conjunct her Venus, ruler of her North Node, the transiting North Node was conjunct her South Node and the transiting South Node was conjunct her North Node.

 
On December 11  1979  she gives her speech for the Awarded Nobel Peace Prize for work with destitute and dying. These transits are astounding! Transiting North Node, Mars and Jupiter are all conjunct her Sun, in her 8th house. Her Sun is the ruler of her Venus in Leo in the 8th, that also rules her North Node, Moon and Amazon in Taurus. Transiting Saturn is conjunct her Mercury in Virgo in the 9th, ideal for giving a speech of this magnitude, being recognized for the international Soul stripes she had earned on behalf of the sick and downtrodden. This stellar line-up also trines her natal Saturn in the 4th in Taurus - the devoted woman/SOUL who is officially, Saturn, being recognized for her unparalleled service to the suffering of the world.

As I mentioned above, Mother Theresa’s emotional pain was stored in her heart and is reflected in these key events below.The 5th house, Leo and the Sun represent the heart. Mother Theresa's 5th house cusp is Taurus, which is ruled by Venus. Her Venus is in Leo in the 8th house and it squares her natal Saturn.

1983 - Has heart attack while visiting Pope John Paul II
- Pluto squaring her Venus in Leo, ruler of her North Node and Moon, as well as the 5th house cusp and opposing her natal Saturn in the 4th. I mentioned a photo I had seen in an earlier post hen she was reaching out for him in desperation and received very little response or empathy from the Pope thus magnifying her inner feeling of loneliness and emptiness.

1989 - Suffers second heart attack, fitted with pacemaker.  Pluto opposing her Moon in Taurus in the 5th and approaching a conjunction to her South Node and an opposition to her North Node in the 5th house. Transiting Nodes are squaring her natal nodes in the 11th and 5th house.

1992 - Enters the hospital in La Jolla, California for treatment of pneumonia and
congestive heart failure
. Pluto is conjunct her South Node and opposing her North Node. Transiting Saturn is opposing her Venus in Leo, ruler of her North Node in the 5th.

1996  Failure of left ventricle  in August. Transiting Pluto is squaring her 8th house Sun, the Sun being the natural ruler for Leo and the ruler on her 8th house cusp. Transiting Sun was squaring her Nodes.

 

September 5, 1997
- Mother Theresa dies of a broken heart, a massive heart attack takes her in Calcutta at the age of 87.

Pluto in Sagittarius was squaring her 8th house Sun, the Sun also being the ruler of her 8th house. Saturn was in Aries, conjunct her IC, ruler Mars was in Scorpio in her 11th house conjunct her South Node and opposing her North Node, Moon and Amazon.

Transition

There are notably beautiful aspects for her transition which reflects her re-uniting with her spiritual husband, Jesus. The Moon was conjunct Venus in Libra and South Node of Venus in her 10th house, they were also conjunct not only transiting Original Lilith but her own Resolution Lilith, reflecting a key relationship coming full circle. This also reflects an emotional force of love rushing in, a love that she had been denied for most of her life.The Sun, ruler of her 8th house, was exactly conjunct her Mars, the ruler of her 4th house, as if a LIGHT was coming on in her SOUL. I remember reading too when a disciple of Yogananda's named Kamala passed and upon her exit she uttered the words TOO MUCH JOY! I presume especially after the darkness that Mother Theresa endured, that her experience was much the same. Transiting Neptune was trining her Mercury, the ruler of her Sun, Mars and natal Mercury in Virgo symbolizing all of her doubt being washed in a sea of healing. Transiting Mercury is retrograde and conjunct her Sun in Virgo helping shift and bring light to the shadow of her Soul's inner messaging. Also Mars was in Scorpio sextling her natal Mars and transiting Sun and also trining the transiting South Node in Pisces and sextiling the transiting North Node in Virgo. The transiting Mars was in Scorpio representing the PROOF of her God that she needed to feel, to  see and to know again. The key on this day however was the transiting South Node in Pisces in her 3rd house trining her own South Node in Scorpio, which is part of the Mystic Rectangle. This is serving to heal the inner tapes that would play and to further heal some of her own unresolved trauma. Transiting North Node is trining her natal North Node in Taurus, the ruler Venus in Leo in her 8th house is receiving a trine as well by transiting Pluto. Transiting North Node of Venus is also conjunct her natal Venus.This in combination is a healing of her broken heart in the deepest sense of the word. It feels as if a key that fits a lock that has not been opened for lifetimes. Lastly Pluto had just entered her 12th house in Sagittarius, ruler transiting Jupiter in Aquarius in the 2nd trining EXACTLY her natal Jupiter in the 9th and her Original Lilith as well as her South Node of Venus -  a love greeting her from another time, a more natural time, the one she calls her eternal lover. On the day of her passing,in the Composite chart of Mother Theresa and Jesus, transiting Pluto was in Sagittarius in their 12th, and was trining their composite Pluto in Leo in the 8th. Because they share the same nodal axis, the composite nodes are trining the natal nodes. I visualized her walking toward the light and into the open arms of Jesus seen with the transiting South Node in Pisces conjunct Jesus' Venus in her 3rd trining her South Node in Scorpio. Venus is the ruler of Mother Theresa's North Node and Moon in her 5th this symbolizing the heavenly gates swinging open with ease.

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Thanks all for your awesome efforts and wisdom, I am amazed by you..and thank you immensely Rad for your continued guidance!

Peace,
Kristin



Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Dec 12, 2011, 09:28 AM
Hi Kristin,

Thanks for taking the time, and  making the effort, that you have in correctly understanding the EA transits to Mother Teressa's natal chart. They perfectly reflect the ongoing evolutionary progression of her Soul, and why. One of your statements I wish to address: "I am not sure about this but I have always had this sense that she may have met Jesus in India in what was called Jesus' 'lost Years' and she was part of the tribe that traveled back to Israel with him." What is true here is that her Soul was indeed in India at that time, and part of a monastery that had received him in order to help him awaken to the destiny of his life. The impact of his Soul upon her at that time was total. This was the seed life that then set in motion for her her desire to help him in any way that she could. On the other hand, it is not true that she then followed or trailed him back to Judea. Even in that life she then felt a deep sense of loss, and abandonment, by him.

Your EA work is exceptional, and correctly reflects how EA is meant to be understood and applied.

Bravo !!

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Dec 12, 2011, 09:36 AM
Hi Group,

My hat is off to all of you who have put the time and effort into understanding the EA principles of the transiting Nodes, and planets to the natal chart of Mother Teressa. The work you have all done is truly investigative and research orientated that takes real time and commitment to correctly understand. And it is the commitment to that that you have all demonstrated so exceptionally well. THIS IS HOW EA IS MEANT TO BE CORRECTLY UNDERSTOOD AND APPLIED. The work you have all done demonstrates the incredible depth and totality of what EA is.

For each of you please read through what what all of you have shared. In totality this so perfectly reflects the transiting principles of EA as applied to the underlying evolutionary intentions as symbolized in the natal chart of Mother Teressa.

If you have any questions about any of this please ask now.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Kristin on Dec 12, 2011, 09:49 AM
Hi Rad,

Thank you for commenting on Mother Theresa's connection to Jesus in India. That makes a world of EA sense now that I look at her chart with this new knowledge that she did not, following their time together in India, go with him to Judea. The sense of abandonment felt in her Soul, South Node in Scorpio in the 11th as well as the composite South Node that they both share in the same position. Also seen in that same signature as you mentioned was the impact that he had on her Soul being Scorpio total. Her experience of him on that train in her most recent life, then the inner vacuous void that followed must have triggered this abandonment and loss from the time of Jesus. Would this also be symbolized in her Pluto in the 7th inconjunct the South Node in Scorpio, ie her becoming too dependent on him and then the need for separation in order for her Soul to become more inwardly spiritually self reliant?

You have answered some lingering questions. This has deepened my understanding, the picture for me is now more complete,  I appreciate this so much..thank you!

Goddess Bless,
Kristin


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Dec 12, 2011, 10:52 AM
Hi Rad,

Thank you for commenting on Mother Theresa's connection to Jesus in India. That makes a world of EA sense now that I look at her chart with this new knowledge that she did not, following their time together in India, go with him to Judea. The sense of abandonment felt in her Soul, South Node in Scorpio in the 11th as well as the composite South Node that they both share in the same position. Also seen in that same signature as you mentioned was the impact that he had on her Soul being Scorpio total. Her experience of him on that train in her most recent life, then the inner vacuous void that followed must have triggered this abandonment and loss from the time of Jesus. Would this also be symbolized in her Pluto in the 7th inconjunct the South Node in Scorpio, ie her becoming too dependent on him and then the need for separation in order for her Soul to become more inwardly spiritually self reliant?

You have answered some lingering questions. This has deepened my understanding, the picture for me is now more complete,  I appreciate this so much..thank you!

Goddess Bless,
Kristin


Hi Kristin,

Yes, and remember her Saturn in Taurus in on his N.Node, and that her Venus in Leo squares his Nodal Axis.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Gray on Dec 13, 2011, 07:09 PM
Hi Group,

I have not made it through all of the posts regarding the transits but they look impressive. As Mercury begins to station direct again (on my North Node!) I have finally gotten myself to a place of being close to post something, although not nearly as compreshensive as other posts. If it would work for me to post some of the ideas I could do that in the next day or two, but it also seems like there is some intent to wrap up this last part of the thread on transits in her chart.  I will work on writing out some of my thoughts for practice and then post if there is still time. Otherwise I look forward to reading through all the recent posts on the transits, they look to be some very deep work. Focusing more of my attention on the transiting nodes instead of other transiting aspects has been an interesting and valuable learning experience for me- I can tell this already even though I have barely even scratched the surface of it.  Thanks again to everyone for being part of this learning experience. Blessings, Gray


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Linda on Dec 14, 2011, 03:13 AM
Hi Rad and everyone,
Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback.
It really is a great feeling to receive this!
Just to let you know that I'll be away for 5 days
so if you do plan to set another assignment,
please count me in.
Thanks,
Linda


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Dec 14, 2011, 08:32 AM
Hi Gray,

Please go ahead an post whatever you can.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Dec 14, 2011, 08:40 AM
HI Group,

I have been wrestling with whether to move forwards on another practice chart or to wait for a bit because Jason has contacted me and wants to start a special new thread on EA and sexuality. I am thinking of waiting for this to start, it will be within a couple of weeks, versus starting a new thread on another famous person. I am thinking this for two reasons. One is that the holidays are rapidly approaching and for many of you you will of course want to give your attention to this. Second, this new thread will be very deep and extensive that will prove to be a very, very valuable learning experience for all those who wish to participate. So I am thinking that because of this it might be wise to wait so that we can all then focus our attention upon it versus having cross currents because of trying to also do this thread at the same time.

Please let me know your own thoughts about this.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: cat777 on Dec 14, 2011, 09:03 AM
Hi Rad and Everyone,

I too want to thank everyone for this great experience.  I'm still re-reading everyone's posts from beginning to end over and over again as there is so much to process.  I started out not really knowing anything about Mother Teresa - only having heard of her.  Like Jason said, now I have so much empathy for this wonderful soul. 

As for moving on, I would very much like to go with Jason's idea.  Taking a holiday break might be a good idea as I am sure the holidays require people's time. 

cat


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Gray on Dec 14, 2011, 11:52 AM
Hi Rad,

I think it would work to follow your plan- it would also be a relief to me as far as not feeling rushed to post as fast as possible about the transits and Mother Teresa.  If we do move on to a significant work on sexuality, I do hope we eventually return to a thread on another famous chart with your guidance because I have learned a tremendous amount working in this way. Thanks again for all of your work and dedication, Gray


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Linda on Dec 14, 2011, 02:00 PM
Hi Rad,
It would be good to recharge our batteries
through the holidays, and to come back
refreshed to a new thread on sexuality.
I also hope we can return to the famous
people thread later as it is a great and
important learning experience.
Thanks,
Linda


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Gonzalo on Dec 14, 2011, 05:20 PM
Hi Rad, and group ...

I'd like so much to participate in the thread Jason proposed about sexuality from the EA perspective ... sounds a great idea to me ....

Thanks so much for everyone's participation in Mother Teressa's transits analysis ... I still haven't  thoroughly read all posts, but I'm impressed by the depth of the work, and evolution of the EA capabilities  of each of us .... it is amazing .... 

Thanks so much, Rad, for your guidance and dedication ..

God Bless,
with love,
Gonzalo


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: mirta on Dec 14, 2011, 05:58 PM
Hi Rad,
I also find better focusing all together in Jason’s thread that will certainly be very interesting.
I hope you will be with us in it, and also want to have another  deep and rich learning experience under your guidance later. Thank you so much for your instruction, encouragement and support.

Thanks to all the group  for sharing your work and wisdom in the transits thread.
God Bless
Mirta 


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: ari moshe on Dec 14, 2011, 06:29 PM
Hi Rad Jason's idea interests me very much. However right now I don't think I would commit to actively participate - though I may end up posting anyway.


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Dec 15, 2011, 08:05 AM
Hi All,

We can continue with our EA analysis of famous people after the EA and sexuality thread is completed. Jason has asked me to monitor the thread on sexuality so of course I will, and when specific questions are asked of me I will of course answer and contribute.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: BrendaP on Dec 15, 2011, 09:42 AM
I really look forward to learning from all the amazing contributions, very inspiring.

Just want to post some statistics from the CDC on rape and abuse, since the focus will later be on sexuality, so it is very appropriate. Click the link below:

http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/748316/study%3A_1_in_5_u.s._women_has_been_raped%2C_even_more_have_been_abused/#paragraph2

Abbreviated:  1 in 5 women in the US are raped, 80% before the age of 25
                    1 in 4 women are subject to physical violence with an intimate partner (70% before 25 yrs)
                    1 in 6 will be stalking victims

                    1 in 7 men are subject to physical violence with an intimate partner
                    1 in 19 will be stalking victims
                    1/4 of male rape victims are first raped before the age of 10
And, of course there are mental, emotional and physical consequences of this.


Wishing everyone a blessed holiday.




Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Steven on Dec 15, 2011, 11:26 AM
Rad and all, as this thread seems to be temporarily wrapping up, I just wanted to share my gratitude for all that has been mapped and explored here, and for all of you. Although I rarely post, and rarely even log in, just viewing daily as a guest, I have studied and benefited so much from this board --and from this particular thread-- that I want to offer my deepest thanks.

I've finally reached a point where I think I can contribute something worthwhile going forward, and look forward to practicing with either the next personage on this thread, or on Jason's proposed thread.

Trying to assimilate this paradigm with my former Jungian-style approach has been both delicious and at times overwhelming, but as I continue to embrace this study, I thank you all for your examples, warmth, and wisdom. I am so blessed.

Cheers and many thanks,

Dylan





Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Kristin on Dec 15, 2011, 11:54 AM
H Rad and all,

I too feel so blessed in this learning and growing experience. Thank you all for your spirited dedication to this work.

I look forward to the next thread that Jason is leading and to Rad's guidance within it!

Count me in!

Warmly,
Kristin


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Dec 16, 2011, 04:17 PM
Hi Dylan,

We will look forwards to you joining our ongoing group either in Jason's new thread, or this existing thread on doing the EA of famous people or both.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Gray on Dec 29, 2011, 02:29 AM
Hello again Rad and group,

After reading Jason’s initial dual tract analysis combined with Rad’s elaborations upon previous past lives I have become interested in how these various past lives came back to impact Agnes in her journey to becoming the iconic Mother Teresa. Born in Macedonia, it makes me think back to the ancient birth place of Alexander the Great and how he conquered vast empires to the East all the way to the border of India, and how it seems the arc of her lifetimes links these various kingdoms to some degree- a more ancient life in India where she came into contact with the Soul of Jesus of Nazareth, and later lifetimes in the more heavily Greco-Roman influenced patriarchy of upholding the patriarchal institution of Christianity, including her darker lifetimes involved with the Inquisition as well as being a hard driving Mother Superior who emotionally abused the nuns under her care.  As Jason wrote there were other lives of a more rebellious nature that crossed many boundaries of culture and belief, but since so much of this lifetime seems focused upon issues of her other tract, isolating herself to some degree through the life of a nun or institutionalized religious authority, I have focused more on her self-focused tract of devotion to a specific religious belief (also since this idea works with her Pluto polarity point being Sagitarius in her 1st House).

When looking at some of the major timeline events in the life of Agnes, what emerges is repeating nodal signatures in her early developing interest in becoming a nun, into receiving a call within a call from Jesus after being established as a nun, and into her work with people abandoned to poverty in India using the full cultural influence of the social position she created for herself after leaving her order.  One is Gemini Sagitarius, one Virgo Pisces, one Taurus Scorpio.  From the time of her becoming a nun in Ireland in which she experienced some relive emotions and karma to her journey to India to become a teacher, where she began to relive some of her deepest karmic issues, this life of the one anointed Mother Teresa drew a tumultuous brew of intense karmic issues back to her Soul to face.

Why these particular nodal archetypes? Obviously Taurus/Scorpio brings with it her Nodal Return and Nodal Opposition each trip, and I believe Gemini/Sagitarius and Virgo/Pisces are significant not just because of their relationship to her natal Pluto dynamics (sign, ruling planet, and polarity point) but also because of the relationship between Gemini-Sagitarius-Virgo-Pisces to the development of Ultimate Understanding, experience with Phenomenal Reality, and spiritual development. Using the rulers of the transiting nodes as points of focus in her birth chart, we can see how these nodal axes activate her 9th House Libra Jupiter/MC (Sagitarius), 9th House Virgo Mercury (Gemini and Virgo), 7th House Cancer Neptune (Pisces), 7th House Gemini Pluto (Scorpio), and 8th House Leo Venus (Taurus).

GEMINI/SAGITARIUS NODES - This nodal axis activates her Virgo Mercury in her 9th  (ruler of her Gemini Pluto in 7th) and her Libra Jupiter conjunct her MC also in her 9th.  Virgo Mercury being in part about spiritual discernment, in first quarter square to her Gemini Jupiter while also being trine to her Capricorn Uranus that opposes her Cancer Neptune from the 1st, her Mercury has served a function across lifetimes of bringing greater security for herself through an intellectual framework of spirituality she has explored with the mutability of Virgo. However, over time on one tract her soul developed a rigid adherence to her belief system of choice perhaps to compensate for darker feelings of betrayal and abandonment (Scorpio south node), while also at times serving the patriarchal hierarchy of the intellectual framework, in her case the religious institution of Christianity. The manner in which her Soul across lifetimes encountered darkness and its shadow through this adherence to patriarchal interpretations of the teachings of Jesus is a major karmic issue for her to work out and is activated by the transit of this nodal axis.  Similarly, the same issue comes up through looking at her Libra Jupiter as it is conjunct her Midheaven and is in disseminating square to her Capricorn Uranus. Libra Jupiter being in disseminating square as opposed to a last quarter square is extremely important, as it more reflects “a crisis in consciousness of the Soul that has become socialized through absorption into society’s beliefs, customs, values, moralities, etc . . . based on the evolutionary need to move away from those conditions in order to expand the consciousness yet again toward the universal and the timeless” (Jeff Green, p. 220, Pluto II).  Moreover, her Libra Jupiter is the apex of a T-square involving her Capricorn Uranus as well as her Cancer Neptune ruled by her Taurus Moon that was conjunct many Taurus symbols (Saturn, Vesta, North Node, Lucifer) signifying that in times past she deeply internalized Spirit in an overly self-reliant and isolated manner.  Thus her Libra Jupiter conjunct her MC, to me an archetype meant for her to be actively impact by the beliefs and experiences of others in the external world as she comes into greater contact with the external world (removed from the convent and institutional religious positioning signified by all the extreme Taurus Saturn-Vesta-Lucifer 5th House energy), this Libra Jupiter is important in propelling her further on her evolutionary path toward a more universal direction and so of course being activated by the Gemini/Sagitarius nodal journey means that this nodal transit will always be supremely significant- and indeed, it very much was when you look at the corresponding events.  In the selections below, there is an obvious connection between the Gemini/Sagitarius nodal transit and her identification with being a nun, all the while leading her to situations in which some of her rigid religious beliefs would be tested through crises she would encounter internally (like the Virgo Mercury self-criticism and discernment) as well as in the outer world around her (like the Libra Jupiter on her MC).

1928 [North Node in Gemini / South Node in Sagitarius]

DECISION to move to IRELAND to live in an ABBEY and become a NUN.


Included during this time was her vision of the Black Madonna on August 15, 1928 in which the Gemini North Node was in her sixth house as the Sagitarius South Node moved through her twelfth house.  With past life energy impacting her through the Sagitarius archetype, there was a lot going on at this time, including transiting Jupiter in Taurus conjunct her natal Taurus Saturn and Vesta, as well as widely conjunct her natal Taurus Moon.  So the apparent issue for her involved her past karma in vestal power positions activated to work toward great resolution by journeying to Ireland and no doubt re-acquainting with some past soul relationships from her myriad lives involved with convents of one kind or another.  We can see this on a deeper level with the actual issues of her natal Libra Jupiter being hyper-activated at this time, since transiting Cancer Pluto was squaring her natal Jupiter, and her progressed Libra Mercury was conjunct her natal Libra Jupiter.  Through going to Ireland to train to become both a teacher and a nun, she would have brought up a lot of deeper past karma that would have been influenced by the energy of the transiting Cancer Pluto squaring her natal Jupiter at this time, similar to the idea of her Virgo Mercury being a “closed” type due to its first quarter square to her natal Pluto. Truly a first dip into what would become some very deep water for her to cross karmically.

With the North Node being in Gemini at this time it brings extra significance to her progressed Libra Mercury being conjunct her natal Jupiter at the time of her decision to become a nun. Her progressed Libra Mercury was moving retrograde for the first time at the time of her vision of the Black Madonna, bringing back to her some of her most primal and raw past spiritual epiphanies such as past life connections to the Black Madonna and associated divinity. About two months before this vision, her progressed Libra Mercury stationed retrograde at the same time the transiting Cancer Mercury was balsamic conjunct the transiting Cancer Pluto, both at the same time squaring her natal Libra Jupiter (fascinating to also note that within days of her progressed Libra Mercury stationing retrograde, the transiting Cancer Mercury stationed retrograde in balsamic conjunction to Cancer Pluto squaring her natal Jupiter). From this time period until her vision, many interesting transits occurred including the transiting Leo Venus and Leo Sun passing over her natal Leo Venus in her 8th House. Remarkably, by the time of her Black Madonna vision, Mercury had turned around direct and made it all the way forward to being conjunct the transiting Leo Sun at 21 degrees Leo, meaning that the Leo Sun-Mercury at this time was squaring her natal nodal axis!  Furthermore, transiting Venus had entered Virgo at this point and was conjunct her skipped step symbolized by her natal Virgo Juno-Sun.  In between the tranisiting Virgo Venus and Leo Sun-Mercury at this time was the transiting Cancer Neptune which was conjunct all of these energies (new phase conjunction with Venus, balsamic conjunction with Mercury).

Thus, with the north node in Gemini moving through her 6th House while being conjunct the transiting Gemini Mars, and the transiting Leo Mercury being conjunct the Sun and squaring her natal nodal axis, this vision of the Black Madonna was like a huge spiritual upswelling connected to past lives of powerful spiritual devotion to the Goddess Mary in her many incarnations and was an opportunity for Agnes to devote herself once again to the spirituality of the Madonna through the life of a nun. This can also be seen with the south node moving through her 12th House in Sagitarius, with her progressed Libra Mercury being conjunct her natal Jupiter and her natal Jupiter also being squared by the transiting Cancer Pluto.  And it can also be seen symbolically through the lunar phase at this moment in time being a dark moon- following her vision there would have been a new moon to help set this vision as a clear intention.

With transiting Leo Mercury squaring her nodes from the 8th House, this was also a jolt to her system that would force her to face her past life issues of abusing her power as a religious authority through her decision to become a nun again and eventually leave for Ireland and then India, a time period in which she would also face her own abandonment issues that could have led to her to abuse her own power in response. Ultimately, this decision to become a nun, taking all of these intense symbols into account, would be for her to relive her spiritual power but this time learn to give more of what others actually need instead of what she wanted to give to them tied to her own belief system.

Finally, at this time it is also important to note that the transiting Saturn was in Sagitarius in her 12th House and was also conjunct the transiting South Node, giving even more weight to this past life karmic energy impacting her at this time. This Saturn transit of her 12th  would last until her first arrival in India (see below under Taurus/Scorpio nodal analysis) on January 6, 1929 at which point Saturn had moved to be conjunct her Sagitarius Ascendant and began to enter her 1st House.

May 14, 1937 – [North Node in Sagitarius / South Node in Gemini]

FINAL VOWS AS A NUN


This nodal transit occurred as her religious training reached a culmination in relation to her achieving the social status of an official nun, but before the powerful vision of Jesus that would give her greater focus for her work as a nun this lifetime.  This time the South Node was in Gemini, moving through her 6th House, with the transiting Mercury in Taurus conjunct the Taurus Sun, both conjunct her natal Taurus Moon and natal Taurus North Node.  Her final vows of being a nun connect with her special destiny of eventually going out into the slums of India to help the most destitute in poverty; at the time of her final vows with transiting Mercury conjunct all of this, it seems she was drawing on some fruition across lifetimes from her past devotion and dedication to her religious beliefs, including past lifetimes in a nun/teacher and nun/student role. The transiting Taurus Mercury signifies that this is an important step in the process leading her toward her soul direction while at the same time drawing from powerful past life directions that were devoted similarly to God or Spirit or Source.

The actual issues of her chart impacted by the South Node Gemini energy point to her natal Virgo Mercury in her 9th house that at this time was conjunct her progressed Mars and Sun almost exactly, as well as the fact that her progressed Libra Mercury was moving retrograde to be just in range of a conjunction at this time with her natal Virgo Mercury. The transiting Cancer Pluto was sextile to her natal Virgo Mercury as well at this time, also indicating some fruition energy she was drawing from.  Thus both her natal Virgo Mercury as well as the transiting Taurus Mercury were involved with some intense karmic aspects pointing toward the greater significance of this career milestone in her lifetime.

Furthermore, the North Node was in Sagitarius at this time moving through her 12th house, with the transiting Jupiter in Capricorn conjunct her natal Uranus in her 1st House.  Thus a soul direction energy facilitating her commitment to God (12th House) as well as a 12th energy of culminating her various past lives in a similar role and all of her various issues this lifetime through her achievement of a nun position again. With transiting Jupiter in her 1st house, it helped symbolize her embodiment of her beliefs/experience with Spirit, being conjunct her Uranus in Capricorn it also demonstrates how she would be returning to a social position again that could be utilized by the dominating institutional patriarchy to further it’s own ends through promoting her spiritual work to make themselves look better through association.  With transiting Jupiter and Pluto in full phase opposition, with Jupiter conjunct her natal Uranus and Pluto conjunct her natal Neptune, it shows just how powerful the symbolism of her final vows as a nun was for her, and how this would be an opportunity to return to the role again and modify how she would use her power of belief in the role to better serve the needs of those she would be serving, while at the same time being influenced by her past use of power in a similar role.  This can also be seen by looking at the actual issues of her natal Libra Jupiter at this time being in full phase opposition to the transiting Aries Venus that was also conjunct her IC.  There would be a shift at her deepest levels this time around in becoming a nun and how she would act in the role.

September 10, 1946 [North Node in Gemini / South Node in Sagitarius]

THE CALL WITHIN A CALL


Teressa, 36 years old and on a train, feels the presence of Jesus beside her, guiding her toward braving the slums to help the homeless and ultimately lepers, truly carrying on the work and karma of Jesus himself.  This event had culminating signatures such as her progressed Sun and Moon in a balsamic phase (and not only that- in between the progressed Sun and Moon were her progressed Mars, Mercury, and Venus!), with her progressed Libra Sun conjunct her progressed Libra Mars, both conjunct the transiting Libra Neptune to the degree (and all of which widely conjunct her natal Libra Jupiter).   Thus the actual issues of her natal Libra Jupiter, impacted by the transiting Sagitarius South Node at this time was intense and befitting for a new identity (progressed Mars conjunct progressed Sun and in balsamic conjunction with her natal Jupiter) and vision (transiting Neptune in new phase conjunction with natal Jupiter and exactly conjunct the progressed Mars-Sun conjunction) to impact her in totality.

With the South Node in Sagitarius again moving through her 12th House, she was at this time to open to the total impact the soul of Jesus made on her in past lifetimes, to move for a time past the abandonment issues she felt from him to letting herself be instead inspired to carry out his work into the world around her- transiting Jupiter in Libra in first quarter trine to her natal Pluto in Gemini; also the transiting Jupiter was conjunct both the transiting Scorpio Venus and transiting Libra Mars, as well as her progressed Libra Jupiter. The deep issues stirred within her soul by the image of Jesus is ultimately a great gift of inspiration to completely dedicate her life in the necessary way to continue the past powerful work the Soul of Jesus completed with her own Soul in ancient times of India, to continue this powerful soul work in her own time in India amongst the most downtrodden and abandoned in India.  The transiting Libra Mars conjunct her progressed Libra Jupiter and her natal Midheaven, having recently entered her 10th house, would have given added energy and assertion to this direction. Thus her Libra Jupiter already conjunct her Midheaven became supercharged karmically!

At the same time her progressed Moon in Virgo was conjunct her progressed Juno in Virgo, both conjunct her natal Virgo Mars as well as the transiting Sun and Mercury in Virgo.  Her progressed Moon imbibed with this much karmic energy while being in balsamic relationship with her progressed Libra Sun, equally full of great cosmic energy, helps give symbolic context to the vision of Jesus before her.

Looking at how her soul direction was being called at this time, the North Node was in Gemini moving through her 6th House. The apparent issues of the transiting Virgo Mercury were conjunct the transiting Virgo Sun, both of which were conjunct her natal Virgo Mars. At the same time, the actual issues of her natal Virgo Mercury were being culminated at a deep level through a balsamic phase relation with the transiting Virgo Mercury.  Furthermore, her natal Virgo Mercury was conjunct the huge progressed stellium in her chart at this time- progressed Sun, Mars, Mercury, Venus, and Moon.  Her soul direction was activated by her virginal receptivity to Spirit and her embodiment of a direct receiver of Source. Her own deep past karma with the Soul of Jesus and the wound of her abandonment still etched in her psyche, she felt a true vision to bring the power of her dedication to the outcast of India, a continuing work of soul fruition between the Souls of Teresa and Jesus. She felt a profound spiritual discernment of purpose, a blunt realization of the ultimate necessity of eventually abandoning her life to poverty in order to help those in a crisis of poverty and disease.

Interestingly, Ceres in Capricorn was stationing direct at this time while squaring her natal Ceres in Aries, while also being conjunct her natal Uranus in Capricorn in her 1st House.  This seems to bring some healing Great Mother/Goddess energy to her Capricorn Uranus and force her to confront her Aries Ceres issues of being willful in what she wants to give to and nurture in others.  If she had abandonment issues involving children or others aspects of relationship with the soul of Jesus, or important issues like this with other spiritual figures across lifetimes, this vision seems to be a signifier for her to move past the insecurity that could have developed out of the wounding and for her to move into directly carrying out her special destiny to help those in poverty, in abandoned disease, and in need.

Finally, all of these issues can also be seen through the transiting Saturn being in Leo and conjunct her natal Venus in Leo while also being inconjunct her Pisces Chiron-Pallas Athena skipped step conjunction.  Her Leo Venus at this time was being hit with the karmic responsibility of Saturn to follow through on her special soul direction energy it rules in her chart, while the vision of Jesus in a way could be like a Leo Saturn spiritual master figure cutting through to the depth of the wounding wrapped up in her Pisces Chiron-Pallas Athena conjunction, signifying this being a time to finally move past this wounding and get on with her true work in the world.

1994-1995  Christopher Hitchen’s criticism in film and book mediums


Hitchens critique in 1995 book written in process during Uranus-Neptune transit of her Uranus. In 1994 when the hells angel documentary came out, north node was in Sagitarius at the very beginning of the year but spent most of the year in Scorpio where it stayed until the time period of the book’s publication. So the Hitchens criticism also encompasses this same nodal dynamic in the sense that a lot of the writing and preparation of the completed work would have occurred during the transit of the North Node in Sagitarius and the transit of the South Node in Gemini, in 1993. It seems on some level the intense criticism she received from Hitchens, written from the viewpoint that no one else even dared to critically examine her work and practice, stems from some of the energy she still carried from past lives involved with the Inquisition and also emotionally abusing nuns under her watch for lacking faith she herself was experiencing but denying.  I haven’t made the time to critically examine the transits otherwise during this time period, but if it is true the research and writing of these works occurred with the nodal axis in Gemini/Sagitarius, it is interesting to me from the perspective its almost like she had to face some of her own past life demons through the promotion of this critical perspective on her work.

TAURUS/SCORPIO NODES - This nodal axis involves her nodal return and nodal opposition as well as karmically activates issues centered around her Leo Venus in her 8th house that rules her North Node (as well as Taurus Moon, Vesta, Saturn, and Libra Jupiter/MC) and also activates her Gemini Pluto in her 7th House that rules her South Node and is in first quarter square to its Virgo Mercury ruler in her 9th.  This nodal transit seems to stir up her deepest issues, including past life issues of abandonment (Scorpio) and resulting self-reliance and self-focus to extremes of isolation at times (Taurus).  Some events occurring with this transit include her arriving in India for the first time, deciding to truly leave her order for the first time to venture alone into the slums of India bringing nothing with her besides her Faith in her vision, and her decision to extend her work out to help the lepers suffering through disease in India, a soul work that brings to mind images from the Bible of Jesus helping to heal lepers.  The Taurus/Scorpio nodal transit is obviously significant being her return and opposition time, but we can see from these events how truly intense and significant this nodal transit was for her and her life work.

January 6, 1929 – [North Node in Taurus / South Node in Scorpio]

ARRIVES in INDIA


North Node in Taurus at 28 degrees, transiting Venus in Aquarius at 29 degrees balsamic conjunct her natal skipped steps of Chiron-Pallas Athena conjunction in Pisces (2nd).  As for the actual north node issues of her birth chart, it is very interesting that the Moon was in Scorpio squaring her natal Leo Venus when she arrived in India- to me this would have added a deeper surface emotional impact to the even deeper karmic past life reverberations that could have been happening for her under the surface after arriving in India for the first time in her lifetime, in the process possibly triggering past life memories. Deciding to move to India from a past life perspective involved a true test of courage to go back to a place where she experienced intense betrayal and abandonment- seems like a soul intention to try to resolve her Pisces Chiron-Pallas Athena skipped steps, very fitting that the transiting Venus was in balsamic conjunction to them.

South Node in Scorpio at 28 degrees in her 11th house, transiting Pluto in Cancer at 18 degrees conjunct her natal Cancer Neptune in her 7th.  Again, another symbol of incredible karmic energy hitting her with her arrival in India, to the very core of her spiritual development across lifetimes- by moving to India she would be facing past life issues on multiple levels since she would actually be returning to a specific location of a past life on top of all the other past life issues the move and path would bring to culmination for her.

Transiting Neptune in Virgo at 2 degrees conjunct her progressed Venus in Scorpio at 2 degrees Virgo, also conjunct her skipped steps of Juno-Sun in Virgo.  Thus when she arrived in India, Venus was opposite Neptune conjunct the same axis containing her skipped steps of Pisces Chiron-Pallas Athena and Virgo Juno-Sun.  Again, an incredibly powerful symbol of the shift that was occurring for her at this time- her Juno-Sun signature imbibed with true Neptunian energy, opening her Juno-Sun power positioning to be a true channel of Spirit, while her wounded Pisces Chiron-Pallas Athena was receiving the self love of Venus in the humanitarian sign of Aquarius.

In addition, the transiting Sun was conjunct her progressed Moon in Capricorn (1st house, 14 degrees) at this time, and there was also a transiting conjunction of Virgo Mars-Sun (25-21 degrees) that was conjunct her natal Virgo Mercury that rules her Gemini Pluto (ruler of the transiting South Node in her chart).

Finally the transiting Sagitarius Saturn was at the very end of her 12th house becoming exactly conjunct her Ascendant at this time, coming up to make the first pass over her Ascendant in her lifetime on the very day she arrived in India for the first time!  I’m always amazed by the clockwork precision of Saturn transits, and this is a perfect example highlighting the karmic impact this move to India would have had on Teresa, dredging up past life issues for her to face- the transiting Saturn was in a Gibbous opposition to her natal Gemini Pluto at this time.

April 24, 1929 – Nodal Return – [North Node in Taurus / South Node in Scorpio]

This date is interesting to analyze as Mother Teresa experienced her nodal return about four and a half months after arriving in India.  She would have been more acclimated at this point and would have had time to be triggered by some past life dynamics that could have come up for her soul being in India again.
Transiting Venus in Aries ruling both her own and the transiting north node was also conjunct her natal Ceres in Aries. Transiting Aries Venus was retrograde at this time, facilitating internal change in her relationship to expressing her love through her nurturing role as a Nun and teacher in order to eventually change patterns that had been expressed as an abuse of power in her past, in part due to insecurity stemming from her abandonment issues.  With a healthy Aries Ceres she would have the potential of developing a nurturing style that helped others achieve independence; at this stage of her life with all the other transits she was at a point of being able to open more to this idea, although I think it took her quite some time to achieve it: instead of needing to be needed by the people she was helping, she could open to helping people without being attached to them needing her, helping them to become independent of the need for help from her. One sign that she may not have been at this stage of development yet could be signified by the transiting Mercury in Taurus being square to her natal Leo Venus ruler of her north node at this time, with the transiting Taurus Mercury being closely conjunct her natal Vesta. Transiting Chiron was also conjunct the transiting Mercury at this time, symbolizing the great wound she was carrying along these lines.

Her north node direction had a lot of powerful aspects happening at the time of her nodal return with transiting Jupiter in Taurus being closely conjunct it at 19 degrees.  The transiting Taurus Sun was also conjunct her natal Taurus Saturn closely and more widely her natal Vesta.  The transiting Aries Venus was also conjunct the transiting Taurus Sun and her natal Saturn.  In all, a lot of energy helping to cement her move to India as an important decision that would pay off for her in the end on a soul level.
The transiting ruler of the transiting south node was a Cancer Pluto in a new phase conjunction with the transiting Cancer Mars, both of which were conjunct her natal Cancer Neptune.  Her natal Cancer Neptune was experiencing a balsamic conjunction with the transiting Cancer Mars at this time, the “edge of her evolutionary growth,” as discussed in EA- in this case the move to India followed by her nodal return with this aspect also further cemented this as a culminating decision across lifetimes that would help her culminate many spiritual and Neptunian issues from her past.  Indeed, at the same time the transiting Leo Neptune was waxing sextile her natal Pluto, and the transiting Aries Venus (ruling north node) was waning sextile her natal Gemini Pluto.  The transiting Leo Neptune was squaring the transiting nodes/natal nodes at this time as well, helping to push for a step forward in her spiritual development with her move to India.

Finally, her progressed Moon being balsamic conjunct natal Capricorn Uranus in 1st House and in first quarter trine to her progressed Sun, further illustrates this particular nodal return as being very significant with her establishment of her life in India.   Many tests would follow for her but it would dredge up some of her most intense issues for her to face, such as the ones symbolized by her Capricorn Uranus-Cancer Neptune opposition.

1948 – [NORTH NODE IN TAURUS / SOUTH NODE IN SCORPIO]

Decision to leave the order to help people in the slums of Calcutta

August 16, 1948 – leaves order to receive medical training before venturing alone into slums

December 1948 – ventures out into the slum to establish her open air school

March 1949 – gains first assistant, a former pupil, to help her teach


On August 16, a day cited when she left her order/convent in order to seek greater medical training in preparation to (four months later) venture out alone, by herself, into the slums of Calcutta without having a definitive place to stay or work, on this day the north node was at 8 degrees Taurus in her 4th House conjunct her natal Saturn (4th) and Vesta (5th), a true genuine intention for Saturn-Vesta power rather than a use of power through a social instrument such as a nun/order position. The ruler of the transiting north node was a Cancer Venus transiting her 7th House and in trine to the transiting Scorpio South Node, sextile the transiting Taurus north node. This transiting Cancer Venus was also widely conjunct in a new phase with her natal Gemini Pluto.  Thus the soul direction opportunity embodying more of a mothering/nurturing role for herself (Venus being in Cancer at this time, linking it with her Ceres and Saturn-4th issues as well as her Cancer Neptune energy) was a gift from past lives (trine transiting south node) she could use in this most profoundly intense work of leaving on her own, needing to mother herself instead of being nurtured by the convent/order.

South node was at 8 degrees Scorpio having recently entered her 10th house, in trine to her natal Pisces Chiron-Pallas Athena (2nd) and in sextile to her natal Virgo Juno-Sun (8th) skipped steps. The ruler of the transiting south node was a Leo Pluto in her 8th  that was also conjunct the Leo Sun and also squaring her natal lunar nodes.   Leo Pluto was in the tightest square at this time to her Taurus Vesta-Moon conjunction.  Furthermore, the transiting Mercury, Saturn, and the Sun were all conjunct in Leo and squaring her natal lunar nodes from her 8th House- leaving on her own, leaving the comfort of her order, to go out and do the true work of Jesus through being self-reliant and seeking to heal the outcast, this was a vital step for her to recover in her past life history and is symbolized by all of these transiting planets squaring her nodes from her 8th house in the sign of Leo, the sign of her natal Venus. With the Scorpio south node in trine to her natal Pisces Chiron-Pallas Athena and in sextile to her natal Virgo Juno-Sun, this was an opportunity to utilize a gift from past lifetimes of true spirit work in order to heal isssues from past lives symbolized by the natal nodal squares from her natal Juno-Sun and Chiron-Pallas Athena. This was an opportunity for intense and penetrating work as the transiting Leo Pluto was also squaring her natal Taurus Vesta-Moon.

Transiting Jupiter at 20 degrees Sagitarius in her 12th conjunct her Ascendant. Transiting Libra Mars in new phase conjunction to her natal Libra Jupiter and also pretty much exactly conjunct her Midheaven. In addition, the transiting Libra Mars was in a new phase conjunction with the transiting Libra Neptune that was also in a new phase conjunction with her natal Libra Jupiter.  The progressed chart is very interesting, as she is in a new moon phase at this time with her progressed Moon at 12 degrees Libra and her progressed Sun at 10 degrees Libra, both of which were also conjunct her progressed Libra Mars at 8 degrees Libra.  In addition, there was a progressed new phase conjunction between Virgo Mercury (27 degrees) and Virgo Venus (26 degrees), both in balsamic conjunction to her natal Virgo Mercury (30 degrees Virgo), the ruler of her natal Gemini Pluto. This progressed energy shows how she could make a leap forward on her evolutionary path at this time, in the process culminating and utilizing some of her deepest past life soul work, during the time she knew the soul of Jesus in India, possibly even in Calcutta.
IN DECEMBER 1948 when Mother Teresa finally ventured out into the slums to work after going through some brief medical training, the north node was still in Taurus at 2 degrees, still conjunct her natal Saturn.  The transiting ruler of the transiting north node was a Scorpio Venus in balsamic conjunction to her natal South Node of Scorpio in her 11th house at 18 degrees Scorpio.  The ruler of her natal south node was a Leo Pluto still squaring her natal nodes and her natal Taurus Moon most directly, but at this point no longer conjunct anything else like it was during the time of her decision to leave the order in August 1948.  Again, incredibly deep symbols show her making a leap forward on her evolutionary path while working with her deepest past life issues at the same time.

Transiting  Capricorn Mars (10 degrees) in new phase conjunction with transiting Capricorn Jupiter (6 degrees) and in waxing quincunx to her natal Leo Venus, ruler of her north node- the actual issue happening with her soul direction at this time.  Actually moving out on her own, in actuality at this point, was a huge crisis on a soul level she is working out- again being willing to leave the comfort of her order, being willing to abandon herself to fate and her faith and a possible life in poverty without a home, not really knowing where she was going but having faith she would know what to do and being dedicated to following the path shown to her by God. Signficantly, transiting Mercury was conjunct the Sun in Sagitarius at this time, moving through her 12th house to conjunct her Ascendant- very much a symbol to me that she was in process with this move of actualizing her Pluto polarity point (Sagitarius 1st House).

Interestingly, as she began to pick up some momentum with her work, gaining former pupils as assistants, in March of 1949 the transiting north node began to move into a conjunction with her natal Ceres in Aries in her 4th house.  Again, the significance of her Aries Ceres gains promininence as she takes steps to help nurture others to be more independent through teaching and beginning to form a mobile schoolhouse of sorts.

September 1957 – [North Node in SCORPIO / South Node in TAURUS]

-opens first mobile LEPER clinic


South Node in Taurus at 14 degrees conjunct her natal Taurus Vesta, Saturn, Moon, and North Node.  Transiting Venus in Libra conjunct her Midheaven and in new phase conjunction with her natal Libra Jupiter in her 9th House.  In addition, the transiting north node  ruler, Libra Venus, was also conjunct her progressed Mars in Libra that was also conjunct her natal Libra Jupiter.  Moreover, she was experiencing at this time a progressed balsamic conjunction of Libra Mars and Venus, both conjunct her natal Libra Jupiter.  Furthermore, the transiting Libra Jupiter was conjunct her progressed Libra Venus!  Also, her progressed Mercury had moved back forward again to be conjunct it’s natal placement at this time, in a new phase conjunction at 0 degrees Libra- cumulatively all these symbols indicate she was ready to move forward with deep work that is connected back to past life dynamics of doing powerful soul work through a religious status position (Taurus Saturn-Vesta-Moon conjunction that was conjunct the transiting South Node of Taurus) so that at this time she was arriving at a new stage of not needing the status position, instead relying on herself to do her work for the sake of the work itself and then ironically through the repercussions of the contacts she made creating her own unique social status role in the end that would bring her fame. Although she began her work in the slums alone and with no social status, by this time her work was beginning to get on the trajectory that would gain her a lot of media attention and validation from the institutional powers of Christianity.

Moreover, looking at the north node things just keep getting even more interesting. The transiting north node was in Scorpio in her 11th House, and it’s ruler, the transiting Pluto, was at 1 degree Virgo conjunct her natal Virgo Sun-Juno conjunction that is one of her skipped steps!  So truly her deepest past life work came to a fruition at this time for her to move forward and use her high social position she had established through the backing of the Church (her Virgo Juno-Sun ) to try to help the lepers no one else was willing to help- an opportunity to use her power for the good of the less fortunate instead of to prop up her own power status.  The Scorpio energy through the transiting north node gave her the opportunity to draw on her deepest reserves of Scorpio-8th House energy contained in her birth chart to deepen her work at this time, crossing the Scorpio taboo line of reaching out to help lepers and others abandoned by society.

She also had just experienced a Mars return, with the transiting Virgo Mars in a new phase conjunction to her natal Virgo Mars.

1994-1995  [North Node in Scorpio / South Node in Taurus]

Christopher Hitchen’s criticism in film and book mediums


Christopher Hitchens negative criticisms of Mother Teresa became published and released following the Uranus-Neptune transit of her natal Uranus. In 1994 when the Hells Angel documentary came out, the north node spent most of the year in Scorpio where it stayed until the time period of the book’s publication. So the Hitchens criticism also encompasses this same nodal dynamic in the sense of it becoming known in the media and publishing worlds of the time with the north node in Scorpio and the South Node in Taurus.  As Mother Teresa continued to work through her own past life issues at this time, Hitchen’s criticisms surfaced almost like a mirror shining light on her rigid characteristics of obedience to Church doctrine and being an instrument or puppet of Church powers that were issues of much greater intensity for her in darker past lives, like her time being involved in the Inquisition against the Gnostics.

 
VIRGO/PISCES NODES –
This nodal axis activates karmic dynamics involving her Virgo Mercury (ruler of Pluto in Gemini) and Cancer Neptune (in opposition to Capricorn Uranus retrograde in 1st house and ruled by Taurus Moon conjunct her North Node). During the nodal journey through Virgo/Pisces the South or North node would have immediately made contact with her natal Virgo Mercury that rules her Gemini Pluto in a first quarter square aspect, as well as bringing to prominence the archetypes of Mercury and Neptune that are so vital to her Soul.  Thus the movement to Virgo/Pisces would have instantly brought karmic energy to her Mercury-Pluto signature that carries the energy of her need to find security for herself through her adherence to an intellectual framework that purports to represent Ultimate Understanding. For her, many lifetimes were spent in touch with the teachings of Jesus- including contact with the Soul of Jesus in lifetimes prior to his incarnation as “Christ,” and then as deep issues of abandonment and loss were triggered in the same time period of this original marked influence, she clung to a sense of security through increasingly rigid adherence in many lifetimes to what became a powerful institutional religion, Christianity, that purported to represent the teachings of Jesus to the world.  Indeed, some of the most powerful times of her life occurred during this transit of the nodes, including her vision of becoming a nun at the age of 12, establishing the Missionaries of Charity at the age of 40, being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her life work at the age of 69, as well as her final passing from this life into a reunion with the Spirit of Jesus as Rad described.

August 26, 1922  [Virgo North Node / Pisces South Node]

EARLIEST CALL TO BECOME A NUN


The date Agnes turned 12 years old; it was during this year of her life that she became determined to become a nun.  Although the North Node was at one degree Libra on her actual birthday, it was still conjunct her Virgo Mercury in her 9th house and would have been moving through the sign of Virgo for most of her twelfth year of life.  In this way we can see that her Virgo Mercury energy had a need to return to a lifetime as a nun to work out past issues so that in the end she could move forward on her evolutionary path.  The transiting Mercury was in Virgo on her birthday almost exactly conjunct to the minute her progressed Virgo Mars, and the transiting Virgo Mercury was also sextile to her natal Cancer Neptune.  Again, similar symbolism of past lives dedicated to spiritual service and profession emerging from within her, calling her to re-dedicate herself and move forward with her work.

Similarly, the south node would have been in Pisces for most of her twelfth year and transiting Neptune was in Leo at 17 degrees beginning to square her nodal axis. On her birthday turning 12 years old transiting Libra Venus was squaring her natal Neptune and transiting Virgo Mercury was sextile to her natal Neptune, but its hard to know for sure what day or specific time period contained her decision at the age of 12 to eventually become a nun.  Knowing the Neptune would essentially be squaring her nodal axis during the time she first decided to become a nun reveals that this decision, this lifetime, would be an opportunity to move forward on an evolutionary level with her spiritual practice and work in the world.
Transiting Jupiter, Venus, and the Moon were all conjunct in Libra conjunct her mid-heaven almost exactly and also conjunct her natal Jupiter in Libra in her 9th House.  As she began her twelfth year of life Jupiter and Venus would have then moved into her 10th house together at a similar time- the combination of Jupiter and Venus archetypes carries with it her many lifetimes in a sacred spiritual social role that she was returning to in thoughts during the age of 12.

Similarly, during this year Pluto would have been in Cancer in sextile to her natal Virgo Mars as well as her Taurus Vesta-Saturn.

October 7, 1950 – [North Node in Pisces / South Node in Virgo]

PERMISSION to ESTABLISH MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY


North Node in Pisces in her 3rd House opposite her natal Virgo Mercury (9th) and squaring her natal Gemini Pluto (7th). The actual impact on her chart at this time involved her natal Cancer Neptune being in trine with the transiting Pisces North Node, very much an opportunity to utilize her Cancer Neptune 7th energy toward her soul direction of helping the outcast in the slums and learning how to give to others what they truly need, at this time an opportunity to create her own charity mission. The transiting nodal axis at this time squaring her natal Gemini Pluto was a sign she still had lessons to learn along these lines but that this act of creating the Missionaries of Charity would propel her into situations in which to learn the necessary lessons for her soul work.

The transiting Neptune at this time was in Libra conjunct the transiting Libra Sun, her natal Libra Jupiter, and her natal Libra Midheaven. The Missionaries of Charity fittingly became a vehicle for her spiritual practice in the greater world, a group through which she could create relationships with multitudes of others (Libra).

The transiting Virgo South Node on this date was conjunct her natal Virgo Mercury activating the actual issues of her chart.  This activation was made more intense by transiting Mercury being in Virgo and in balsamic conjunction with her natal Virgo Mercury. In fact, the transiting Virgo Mercury was conjunct the transiting Virgo Saturn and Libra Venus at this time in addition to being conjunct the transiting Virgo South Node.  Thus, once again there is an opportunity presented to her that seems linked with the powerful work she has done in past lives again. And with this opportunity for greater power also comes the opportunity to either abuse her own power like she did in past lives again or choose to evolve to a state of having natural power channel through her into truly good work in the world.

December 11, 1979 – [North Node in Virgo / South Node in Pisces]

AWARDED NOBEL PEACE PRIZE


At this time the North Node was in Virgo conjunct her natal Virgo Sun and Juno that square her own natal nodal axis. The transiting Mars, Jupiter, and Moon were also all in Virgo and conjunct the transiting north node and her natal Virgo Sun-Juno conjunction.  The actual issues of her chart were activated by the transiting Virgo Saturn being in her 9th house conjunct her natal Virgo Mercury.  Winning the Nobel Peace Prize and achieving a supreme level of celebrity and media status brought back echos of past lifetimes in exalted social positions, but in this lifetime she had done the hard work of earning this world recognition for deep soul work she performed at the outset by abandoning her social position and status in a process of complete devotion to her cause and work in the world.

The transiting Mercury at this time was in Scorpio conjunct her natal South Node in her 11th house, also more closely conjunct her progressed Scorpio Moon and also conjunct the transiting Scorpio Uranus.  So the transiting Scorpio Uranus was very closely conjunct her Scorpio South Node at this time as well.
The South Node at this time was in Pisces in her second house conjunct her Pisces Chiron-Pallas Athena that square her natal nodal axis. The actual issue of her chart was activated at this time by transiting Libra Pluto being in a tight square with her natal Cancer Neptune.

Looking at all of these signatures, there seems to be an intense energy associated with her winning the Nobel Peace Prize I am not sure if I understand. On one hand, it could have related to her own spiritual crisis, feeling like she did not have a direct connection with God or Source and yet she was being celebrated on a worldwide stage as a virtual saint.  This could have brought up the raw pain of her Pisces Chiron-Pallas Athena wound.  If she could come to peace with this spiritual void she was experiencing, however, be willing to acknowledge it and yet carry on with her faith and work in the world, it also could have had a liberating effect for her soul in the world signified by the transiting Scorpio Uranus being conjunct her natal South Node at the time of the award ceremony. She had put in truly hard work, done hard spiritual work in this lifetime, and she was receiving worldwide acclaim for this dedication.

September 5, 1997 [North Node in Virgo / South Node in Pisces]

FINAL PASSING


The North Node was in Virgo at the time of Mother Teresa’s death conjunct her natal Virgo Mars and widely conjunct her natal Virgo Mercury- it would have been just moving out of range of conjunction at the time of her passing.  The transiting Mercury was also in Virgo conjunct her natal Virgo Sun-Juno conjunction.

The South Node was in Pisces at the time of her death in her 3rd house, with the transiting Neptune in Capricorn conjunct her natal Capricorn Uranus and opposite her natal Cancer Neptune.  Toward the end of her life she would have experienced a Neptune opposition, as she was in a full phase opposition at the time of her death.  The transiting Libra Venus at the time of her death was squaring her natal Cancer Neptune.

Some other interesting aspects were the transiting Sagitarius Pluto being conjunct her progressed Mercury and a progressed conjunction of Sagitarius Mercury with Scorpio Sun-Venus.  The transiting Aries Saturn was also conjunct her natal Aries Ceres, and the transiting Libra Moon would have been in the vicinity of her natal Libra Jupiter and Midheaven.

Peace and love to all of you,
Gray


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Dec 29, 2011, 09:49 AM
Hi Gray,

First, I want to thank you for taking the time that you have to share with us your understanding of the key transits and progressions in the life of Mother Teressa. The time you have taken is self demonstrating in the meticulous nature of your work that so keenly reflects the interaction of her past lives within the current life of Mother Teressa all symbolized in your correct and accurate understanding of the principles of EA itself. This astutely understood interaction is reflected in your our own words: "Again, incredibly deep symbols show her making a leap forward on her evolutionary path while working with her deepest past life issues at the same time."

For me Gray it was breathtaking to read through the depth of your understanding of EA in general, and the EA principles of transits and progressions to the natal chart specifically.  Your work demonstrates the depth, Soul depth, of EA itself. It is how EA is meant to be understood and applied. It is simply brilliant work Gray. I would encourage all within our group to read what you have shared with us, and to all those who come to our message board to read it as you do please read what Gray has shared for it is what the evolutionary astrology that has originally come through the great Soul vehicle of Swami Sri Yukestwar is all about.

Thank you Gray. Bravo !!

God Bless, Rad





Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Feb 23, 2012, 10:42 AM
Hi Kristin, Jason, Gonzalo, Mirta, Linda, Cat, Ari, Heather, Gray, and BrendaP

We have no concluded the thread on EA and sexuality so I am wondering if any of you are interested in resuming our thread for practicing the Ea paradigm using the charts of famous people.

Please let me know.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Steven on Feb 23, 2012, 11:27 AM
Hi, Rad, I would very much like to continue.


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Feb 23, 2012, 11:35 AM
Hi Steven,

Ok, good that you want to participate in this thread. Sorry I forgot to include your name. Becoming a bit of a bumbling fool in my old age I guess.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: mirta on Feb 23, 2012, 03:13 PM
Hi Rad,
I want to resume and am grateful for it.
God Bless
Mirta


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Linda on Feb 23, 2012, 03:28 PM
Hi Rad,

Thanks so much for your offer to continue with this thread.

I would like to continue.

Peace,
Linda


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Linda on Feb 23, 2012, 03:53 PM
Hi Rad,

To assist you in choosing the next practice chart, a list of 100 famous/iconic people...........

Lady Gaga *
Mother Teresa *
Michael Jackson *
John Lennon *
Yoko Ono *
Marilyn Monroe
John F. Kennedy
Nelson Mandela
Bill Gates
Orson Welles
Oscar Wilde
Andy Warhol
Vincent Van Gogh
Nicola Tesla
Mark Twain
William Shakespeare  
Beatles
Bill Clinton
Florence Nightingale
Meryl Streep
Tom Hanks

Leonardo da Vinci
Louis Pasteur
Evita Peron
Sir Isaac Newton
Leo Tolstoy
Albert Einstein
Pablo Picasso
Franklin D. Roosevelt    
Buzz Aldrin
Muhammad Ali
Woody Allen
Lyndon Johnson
Indira Gandhi
Eva Peron
Marie Antoinette
Ludwig van Beethoven  
Humphrey Bogart
Dalai Lama
Napoleon Bonaparte
Al Capone
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Charlie Chaplin
Winston Churchill
Christopher Columbus
Marie Curie
Salvador Dali
Miles Davis
Princess Diana *
Charles Dickens
Fidel Castro
Coco Chanel
Amelia Earhart
Elvis Presley
Adolf Hitler
Alfred Hitchcock
Thomas Edison
Louis Armstrong
Albert Einstein
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis  
Louis Pasteur
Queen Elizabeth II
Grace Kelly
Sigmund Freud
Dr. Stephen Hawking
Ernest Hemingway
Woodrow Wilson
Michelangelo
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Prince Charles
C.S. Lewis
Martin Luther King
Abraham Lincoln *
Helen Keller
John F. Kennedy
Anne Frank *
Houdini
Mick Jagger
Henry VIII
Alfred Hitchcock
Pablo Picasso
Rembrandt
Dane Rudhyar
Shirley Temple



Partial or complete EA analysis in other threads............

Jesus Christ, Mahatma Gandhi, Barack Obama, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Joan of Arc, Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Susan Boyle, Oprah Winfrey, Rupert Murdoch, Mit Romney, Newt Gingrich


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: mountainheather on Feb 23, 2012, 04:35 PM
Hi Rad,
Yes, thanks for including me, I'd like to continue with this.
Heather


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Gonzalo on Feb 23, 2012, 06:50 PM
Hi Rad ... yes, I would like to continue ... thanks so much ...

Goddess Bless,

Gonzalo


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: cat777 on Feb 24, 2012, 07:52 AM
Hi Rad,

I'd like to participate as well and thank you very much for the opportunity.

cat


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Kristin on Feb 24, 2012, 09:34 AM
Hi Rad,

Count me in too...thanks for keeping this going..

Peace,
Kristin


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Gray on Feb 25, 2012, 06:56 PM
Hello Rad and everyone,

I've had difficulty creating time to work on message board subjects in this recent past but I am working on some new strategies to create enough time to work and post. I never made it to post on Michael Jackson, but if it means anything I did show the Michael Jackson video "Man in the Mirror" last week in my class!  I am very much hoping to make some time to continue work on this board so I will be aiming to do that.  When I disappear from posting on this board you should all know I am very often doing my best to keep up with the reading and very much appreciate all of the deep work and time commitment you all put into this board.  Thank you to all of you and I will at least be following along with great interest and hopefully posting as well. peace and love, Gray


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Feb 26, 2012, 09:00 AM
Hi Gray,

Well at least you were able to show the movie of Jackson to your class ! When you are able to contribute again Gray we all look forwards to it because your natural capacity with EA leads to analysis's that benefit us all. And you do have great capacity for EA Gray.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: BrendaP on Feb 26, 2012, 09:08 AM
Thanks very much for including me, I will not be able to put in the effort I need to do this right now, but will be following along and hopefully learning and osmosing.

Blessings to all, with gratitude.


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Feb 27, 2012, 08:44 AM
Hi Group,

I thought an interesting life to look into from an EA point of view would be Queen Elizabeth the 1st who was known as the "Virgin Queen". Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was queen regnant of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Elizabeth I of England.

Her EA state is the 3rd Stage Consensus. So let's do an EA analysis of her birth chart which starts by understanding her natal Pluto, it's polarity point, the S.Node and the location of it's planetary ruler, and the N.Node and the location of it's planetary ruler. The best way to do this again is to start with the natal Pluto and how that has been actualized prior to the current life relative to the location of the S.Node by it's own house and sign and any aspects to it, and how that S.Node itself has been actualized relative to the location of it's planetary ruler by house, sign, and aspects to it. Then to understand what the polarity point of Pluto means in terms of the Soul's core evolutionary intent for the current life, and how it intended to be acted upon, actualized, by the location of the N.Node by it's own house, sign, and aspects to it, and how that N.Node itself it intended to be actualized by the location of it's planetary ruler by house, sign, and aspects to it.

If you have any questions of me please ask now.

God Bless, Rad

Queen Elizabeth's biography From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Queen of England and Ireland (more...)
Reign    17 November 1558 – 24 March 1603
Coronation    15 January 1559
Predecessors    Mary I and Philip
Successor    James I
House    House of Tudor
Father    Henry VIII
Mother    Anne Boleyn
Born    7 September 1533
Greenwich, England
Died    24 March 1603 (aged 69)
Richmond, England
Burial    Westminster Abbey
   

Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was queen regnant of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called The Virgin Queen, Gloriana, or Good Queen Bess, Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. The daughter of Henry VIII, she was born a princess, but her mother, Anne Boleyn, was executed two and a half years after her birth, and Elizabeth was declared illegitimate. Her half-brother, Edward VI, bequeathed the crown to Lady Jane Grey, cutting his half-sisters out of the succession. His will was set aside, Lady Jane Grey was executed, and in 1558 Elizabeth succeeded the Catholic Mary I, during whose reign she had been imprisoned for nearly a year on suspicion of supporting Protestant rebels.

Elizabeth set out to rule by good counsel,[1] and she depended heavily on a group of trusted advisers led by William Cecil, Baron Burghley. One of her first moves as queen was the establishing of an English Protestant church, of which she became the Supreme Governor. This Elizabethan Religious Settlement later evolved into today's Church of England. It was expected that Elizabeth would marry and produce an heir so as to continue the Tudor line. She never did, however, despite numerous courtships. As she grew older, Elizabeth became famous for her virginity, and a cult grew up around her which was celebrated in the portraits, pageants, and literature of the day.

In government, Elizabeth was more moderate than her father and half-siblings had been.[2] One of her mottoes was "video et taceo" ("I see, and say nothing").[3] In religion she was relatively tolerant, avoiding systematic persecution. After 1570, when the pope declared her illegitimate and released her subjects from obedience to her, several conspiracies threatened her life. All plots were defeated, however, with the help of her ministers' secret service. Elizabeth was cautious in foreign affairs, moving between the major powers of France and Spain. She only half-heartedly supported a number of ineffective, poorly resourced military campaigns in the Netherlands, France and Ireland. In the mid-1580s, war with Spain could no longer be avoided, and when Spain finally decided to invade and conquer England in 1588, the defeat of the Spanish Armada associated her with what is popularly viewed as one of the greatest victories in English history.

Elizabeth's reign is known as the Elizabethan era, famous above all for the flourishing of English drama, led by playwrights such as William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe, and for the seafaring prowess of English adventurers such as Sir Francis Drake. Some historians are more reserved in their assessment. They depict Elizabeth as a short-tempered, sometimes indecisive ruler,[4] who enjoyed more than her share of luck. Towards the end of her reign, a series of economic and military problems weakened her popularity. Elizabeth is acknowledged as a charismatic performer and a dogged survivor, in an age when government was ramshackle and limited and when monarchs in neighbouring countries faced internal problems that jeopardised their thrones. Such was the case with Elizabeth's rival, Mary, Queen of Scots, whom she imprisoned in 1568 and eventually had executed in 1587. After the short reigns of Elizabeth's brother and sister, her 44 years on the throne provided welcome stability for the kingdom and helped forge a sense of national identity.[2]    
    

Early life

Elizabeth was the only child of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, who did not bear a male heir and was executed less than three years after Elizabeth's birth.

Elizabeth was born at Greenwich Palace and was named after both her grandmothers, Elizabeth of York and Elizabeth Howard.[5] She was the second child of Henry VIII of England born in wedlock to survive infancy. Her mother was Henry's second wife, Anne Boleyn. At birth, Elizabeth was the heiress presumptive to the throne of England. Her older half-sister, Mary, had lost her position as a legitimate heir when Henry annulled his marriage to Mary's mother, Catherine of Aragon, in order to marry Anne and sire a male heir to ensure the Tudor succession.[6][7] Elizabeth was baptised on 10 September; Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, the Marquess of Exeter, the Duchess of Norfolk and the Dowager Marchioness of Dorset stood as her four godparents.

When Elizabeth was two years and eight months old her mother was executed on 19 May 1536.[8] Elizabeth was declared illegitimate and deprived of the title of Princess.[9] Eleven days after Anne Boleyn's death, Henry married Jane Seymour, but she died shortly after the birth of their son, Prince Edward, in 1537. Edward now became the undisputed heir to the throne. Elizabeth was placed in Edward's household and carried the chrisom, or baptismal cloth, at his christening.[10]

Elizabeth's first Lady Mistress, Margaret, Lady Bryant, wrote that she was “as toward a child and as gentle of conditions as ever I knew any in my life”.[11] By the autumn of 1537, Elizabeth was in the care of Blanche Herbert, Lady Troy who remained her Lady Mistress until her retirement in late 1545 or early 1546.[12] Catherine Champernowne, better known by her later, married name of Catherine “Kat” Ashley, was appointed as Elizabeth's governess in 1537, and she remained Elizabeth’s friend until her death in 1565, when Blanche Parry succeeded her as Chief Gentlewoman of the Privy Chamber.[13] She clearly made a good job of Elizabeth’s early education: by the time William Grindal became her tutor in 1544, Elizabeth could write English, Latin, and Italian. Under Grindal, a talented and skilful tutor, she also progressed in French and Greek.[14] She is also reputed to have spoken Cornish.[15] After Grindal died in 1548, Elizabeth received her education under Roger Ascham, a sympathetic teacher who believed that learning should be engaging.[16] By the time her formal education ended in 1550, she was one of the best educated women of her generation.[17]

Thomas Seymour

Henry VIII died in 1547; Elizabeth's half-brother, Edward VI became king at age 9. Catherine Parr, Henry's widow, soon married Thomas Seymour of Sudeley, Edward VI's uncle and the brother of the Lord Protector, Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset. The couple took Elizabeth into their household at Chelsea. There Elizabeth experienced an emotional crisis that some historians believe affected her for the rest of her life.[19] Seymour, approaching age 40 but having charm and "a powerful sex appeal",[19] engaged in romps and horseplay with the 14-year-old Elizabeth. These included entering her bedroom in his nightgown, tickling her and slapping her on the buttocks. Catherine Parr, rather than confront her husband over his inappropriate activities, joined in. Twice she accompanied him in tickling Elizabeth, and once held her while he cut her black gown "into a thousand pieces."[20] However, after Catherine Parr discovered the pair in an embrace, she ended this state of affairs.[21] In May 1548, Elizabeth was sent away. Seymour continued scheming to control the royal family and tried to have himself appointed the governor of the King’s person.[22][23] When Catherine Parr died after childbirth on 5 September 1548, he renewed his attentions towards Elizabeth, intent on marrying her.[24] The details of his former behaviour towards Elizabeth emerged [25] and for his brother and the council, this was the last straw.[26] In January 1549, Seymour was arrested on suspicion of plotting to marry Elizabeth and overthrow his brother. Elizabeth, living at Hatfield House, would admit nothing. Her stubbornness exasperated her interrogator, Sir Robert Tyrwhitt, who reported, "I do see it in her face that she is guilty".[26] Seymour was beheaded on 20 March 1549.

Mary I's reign

Edward VI died on 6 July 1553, aged 15. His will swept aside the Succession to the Crown Act 1543, excluded both Mary and Elizabeth from the succession, and instead declared as his heir Lady Jane Grey, granddaughter of Henry VIII's sister Mary, Duchess of Suffolk. Lady Jane was proclaimed queen by the Privy Council, but her support quickly crumbled, and she was deposed after nine days. Mary rode triumphantly into London, with Elizabeth at her side.[27]

The show of solidarity between the sisters did not last long. Mary, a devout Catholic, was determined to crush the Protestant faith in which Elizabeth had been educated, and she ordered that everyone attend Catholic Mass; Elizabeth had to outwardly conform. Mary's initial popularity ebbed away in 1554 when she announced plans to marry Prince Philip of Spain, the son of Emperor Charles V and an active Catholic.[28] Discontent spread rapidly through the country, and many looked to Elizabeth as a focus for their opposition to Mary's religious policies.

In January and February 1554, Wyatt's rebellion broke out; it was soon suppressed.[29] Elizabeth was brought to court, and interrogated regarding her role, and on 18 March, she was imprisoned in the Tower of London. Elizabeth fervently protested her innocence.[30] Though it is unlikely that she had plotted with the rebels, some of them were known to have approached her. Mary's closest confidant, Charles V's ambassador Simon Renard, argued that her throne would never be safe while Elizabeth lived; and the Chancellor, Stephen Gardiner, worked to have Elizabeth put on trial.[31] Elizabeth's supporters in the government, including Lord Paget, convinced Mary to spare her sister in the absence of hard evidence against her. Instead, on 22 May, Elizabeth was moved from the Tower to Woodstock, where she was to spend almost a year under house arrest in the charge of Sir Henry Bedingfield. Crowds cheered her all along the way.[32][33] King Philip had little role in England's governance, but he did help protect Elizabeth.

On 17 April 1555, Elizabeth was recalled to court to attend the final stages of Mary's apparent pregnancy. If Mary and her child died, Elizabeth would become queen. If, on the other hand, Mary gave birth to a healthy child, Elizabeth's chances of becoming queen would recede sharply. When it became clear that Mary was not pregnant, no one believed any longer that she could have a child.[34] Elizabeth's succession seemed assured.[35]

King Philip, who became King of Spain in 1556, acknowledged the new political reality and cultivated Elizabeth. She was a better ally than the chief alternative, Mary, Queen of Scots, who had grown up in France and was betrothed to the Dauphin of France.[36] When his wife Queen Mary fell ill in 1558, King Philip sent the Count of Feria to consult with Elizabeth.[37] This interview was conducted at Hatfield House, where she had returned to live in October 1555. By October 1558, Elizabeth was already making plans for her government. On 6 November, Mary recognised Elizabeth as her heir.[38] On 17 November 1558 Mary died and Elizabeth succeeded to the throne.
Accession

Elizabeth became queen at the age of 25, and Elizabeth declared her intentions to her Council and other peers who had come to Hatfield to swear allegiance. The speech contains the first record of her adoption of the mediaeval political theology of the sovereign's "two bodies": the body natural and the body politic:[39]


   "My lords, the law of nature moves me to sorrow for my sister; the burden that is fallen upon me makes me amazed, and yet, considering I am God's creature, ordained to obey His appointment, I will thereto yield, desiring from the bottom of my heart that I may have assistance of His grace to be the minister of His heavenly will in this office now committed to me. And as I am but one body naturally considered, though by His permission a body politic to govern, so shall I desire you all ... to be assistant to me, that I with my ruling and you with your service may make a good account to Almighty God and leave some comfort to our posterity on earth. I mean to direct all my actions by good advice and counsel."[40]

As her triumphal progress wound through the city on the eve of the coronation ceremony, she was welcomed wholeheartedly by the citizens and greeted by orations and pageants, most with a strong Protestant flavour. Elizabeth's open and gracious responses endeared her to the spectators, who were "wonderfully ravished".[41] The following day, 15 January 1559, Elizabeth was crowned and anointed by Owen Oglethorpe, the Catholic bishop of Carlisle, at Westminster Abbey. She was then presented for the people's acceptance, amidst a deafening noise of organs, fifes, trumpets, drums, and bells.[42]

Church settlement
Main article: Elizabethan Religious Settlement

Elizabeth's personal religious convictions have been much debated by scholars. She was a Protestant, but kept Catholic symbols (such as the crucifix), and downplayed the role of sermons in defiance of a key Protestant belief.[43]

In terms of public policy she favoured pragmatism in dealing with religious matters. The question of her legitimacy was a key concern: Although she was technically illegitimate under both Protestant and Catholic law, her retroactively declared illegitimacy under the English church was not a serious bar compared to having never been legitimate as the Catholics claimed she was. For this reason alone, it was never in serious doubt that Elizabeth would embrace Protestantism.

Elizabeth and her advisors perceived the threat of a Catholic crusade against heretical England. Elizabeth therefore sought a Protestant solution that would not offend Catholics too greatly while addressing the desires of English Protestants; she would not tolerate the more radical Puritans though, who were pushing for far-reaching reforms.[44] As a result, the parliament of 1559 started to legislate for a church based on the Protestant settlement of Edward VI, with the monarch as its head, but with many Catholic elements, such as priestly vestments.[45]

The House of Commons backed the proposals strongly, but the bill of supremacy met opposition in the House of Lords, particularly from the bishops. Elizabeth was fortunate that many bishoprics were vacant at the time, including the Archbishopric of Canterbury.[46][47] This enabled supporters amongst peers to outvote the bishops and conservative peers. Nevertheless, Elizabeth was forced to accept the title of Supreme Governor of the Church of England rather than the more contentious title of Supreme Head, which many thought unacceptable for a woman to bear. The new Act of Supremacy became law on 8 May 1559. All public officials were to swear an oath of loyalty to the monarch as the supreme governor or risk disqualification from office; the heresy laws were repealed, to avoid a repeat of the persecution of dissenters practised by Mary. At the same time, a new Act of Uniformity was passed, which made attendance at church and the use of an adapted version of the 1552 Book of Common Prayer compulsory, though the penalties for recusancy, or failure to attend and conform, were not extreme.[48]
Marriage question

From the start of Elizabeth's reign, it was expected that she would marry and the question arose whom. She never did, although she received many offers for her hand; the reasons for this are not clear. Historians have speculated that Thomas Seymour had put her off sexual relationships, or that she knew herself to be infertile.[50][51] She considered several suitors until she was about fifty. Her last courtship was with François, Duke of Anjou, 22 years her junior. While risking possible loss of power like her sister, who played into the hands of King Phillip II of Spain, marriage offered the chance of an heir.[52] However, the choice of a husband might also provoke political instability or even insurrection.[53]
Lord Robert Dudley

In the spring of 1559 it became evident that Elizabeth was in love with her childhood friend Lord Robert Dudley.[54] It was said that Amy Robsart, his wife, was suffering from a "malady in one of her breasts", and that the Queen would like to marry Lord Robert in case his wife should die.[55] By the autumn of 1559 several foreign suitors were vying for Elizabeth's hand; their impatient envoys engaged in ever more scandalous talk and reported that a marriage with her favourite was not welcome in England:[56] "There is not a man who does not cry out on him and her with indignation ... she will marry none but the favoured Robert".[57] Amy Dudley died in September 1560 from a fall from a flight of stairs and, despite the coroner's inquest finding of accident, many people suspected Dudley to have arranged her death so that he could marry the queen.[58] Elizabeth seriously considered marrying Dudley for some time. However, William Cecil, Nicholas Throckmorton, and some conservative peers made their disapproval unmistakably clear.[59] There were even rumours that the nobility would rise if the marriage took place.[60]

Despite several other marriage projects, Robert Dudley was regarded as a candidate for nearly another decade.[61] Elizabeth was extremely jealous of his affections, even when she no longer meant to marry him herself.[62] In 1564 Elizabeth created Dudley Earl of Leicester. He finally remarried in 1578, to which the queen reacted with repeated scenes of displeasure and lifelong hatred towards his wife.[63] Still, Dudley always "remained at the centre of [Elizabeth's] emotional life", as historian Susan Doran has described the situation.[64] He died shortly after the Armada. After Elizabeth's own death, a note from him was found among her most personal belongings, marked "his last letter" in her handwriting.[65]

Political aspects

Marriage negotiations constituted a key element in Elizabeth's foreign policy.[67] She turned down Philip II's own hand in 1559, and negotiated for several years to marry his cousin Archduke Charles of Austria. By 1569, relations with the Habsburgs had deteriorated, and Elizabeth considered marriage to two French Valois princes in turn, first Henri, Duke of Anjou, and later, from 1572 to 1581, his brother François, Duke of Anjou, formerly Duke of Alençon.[68] This last proposal was tied to a planned alliance against Spanish control of the Southern Netherlands.[69] Elizabeth seems to have taken the courtship seriously for a time, and wore a frog-shaped earring that Anjou had sent her.[70]

In 1563, Elizabeth told an imperial envoy: "If I follow the inclination of my nature, it is this: beggar-woman and single, far rather than queen and married".[67] Later in the year, following Elizabeth's illness with smallpox, the succession question became a heated issue in Parliament. They urged the queen to marry or nominate an heir, to prevent a civil war upon her death. She refused to do either. In April she prorogued the Parliament, which did not reconvene until she needed its support to raise taxes in 1566. Having promised to marry previously, she told an unruly House:

    "I will never break the word of a prince spoken in public place, for my honour's sake. And therefore I say again, I will marry as soon as I can conveniently, if God take not him away with whom I mind to marry, or myself, or else some other great let happen.[71]"

By 1570, senior figures in the government privately accepted that Elizabeth would never marry or name a successor. William Cecil was already seeking solutions to the succession problem.[67] For her failure to marry, Elizabeth was often accused of irresponsibility.[72] Her silence, however, strengthened her own political security: she knew that if she named an heir, her throne would be vulnerable to a coup; she remembered that the way "a second person, as I have been" had been used as the focus of plots against her sister, Queen Mary.[73]

Elizabeth's unmarried status inspired a cult of virginity. In poetry and portraiture, she was depicted as a virgin or a goddess or both, not as a normal woman.[75] At first, only Elizabeth made a virtue of her virginity: in 1559, she told the Commons, "And, in the end, this shall be for me sufficient, that a marble stone shall declare that a queen, having reigned such a time, lived and died a virgin".[76] Later on, poets and writers took up the theme and turned it into an iconography that exalted Elizabeth. Public tributes to the Virgin by 1578 acted as a coded assertion of opposition to the queen's marriage negotiations with the Duc d'Alençon.[77]

Putting a positive spin on her marital status, Elizabeth insisted she was married to her kingdom and subjects, under divine protection. In 1599, Elizabeth spoke of "all my husbands, my good people".[78]
Mary, Queen of Scots

Elizabeth's first policy toward Scotland was to oppose the French presence there.[79] She feared that the French planned to invade England and put Mary, Queen of Scots, who was considered by many to be the heir to the English crown,[80] on the throne.[81] Elizabeth was persuaded to send a force into Scotland to aid the Protestant rebels, and though the campaign was inept, the resulting Treaty of Edinburgh of July 1560 removed the French threat in the north.[82] When Mary returned to Scotland in 1561 to take up the reins of power, the country had an established Protestant church and was run by a council of Protestant nobles supported by Elizabeth.[83] Mary refused to ratify the treaty.[84]

In 1563 Elizabeth proposed her own suitor, Robert Dudley, as a husband for Mary, without asking either of the two people concerned. Both proved unenthusiastic,[85] and in 1565 Mary married Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, who carried his own claim to the English throne. The marriage was the first of a series of errors of judgement by Mary that handed the victory to the Scottish Protestants and to Elizabeth. Darnley quickly became unpopular in Scotland and then infamous for presiding over the murder of Mary's Italian secretary David Rizzio. In February 1567, Darnley was murdered by conspirators almost certainly led by James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell. Shortly afterwards, on 15 May 1567, Mary married Bothwell, arousing suspicions that she had been party to the murder of her husband. Elizabeth wrote to her:

    "How could a worse choice be made for your honour than in such haste to marry such a subject, who besides other and notorious lacks, public fame has charged with the murder of your late husband, besides the touching of yourself also in some part, though we trust in that behalf falsely.[86]"

These events led rapidly to Mary's defeat and imprisonment in Loch Leven Castle. The Scottish lords forced her to abdicate in favour of her son James, who had been born in June 1566. James was taken to Stirling Castle to be raised as a Protestant. Mary escaped from Loch Leven in 1568 but after another defeat fled across the border into England, where she had once been assured of support from Elizabeth. Elizabeth's first instinct was to restore her fellow monarch; but she and her council instead chose to play safe. Rather than risk returning Mary to Scotland with an English army or sending her to France and the Catholic enemies of England, they detained her in England, where she was imprisoned for the next nineteen years.[87]

Mary and the Catholic cause

Mary was soon the focus for rebellion. In 1569 there was a major Catholic rising in the North; the goal was to free Mary, marry her to Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk, and put her on the English throne.[88] After the rebels' defeat, over 750 of them were executed on Elizabeth's orders.[89] In the belief that the revolt had been successful, Pope Pius V issued a bull in 1570, titled Regnans in Excelsis, which declared "Elizabeth, the pretended Queen of England and the servant of crime" to be excommunicate and a heretic, releasing all her subjects from any allegiance to her.[90][91] Catholics who obeyed her orders were threatened with excommunication.[90] The papal bull provoked legislative initiatives against Catholics by Parliament, which were however mitigated by Elizabeth's intervention.[92] In 1581, to convert English subjects to Catholicism with "the intent" to withdraw them from their allegiance to Elizabeth was made a treasonable offence, carrying the death penalty.[93] From the 1570s missionary priests from continental seminaries came to England secretly in the cause of the "reconversion of England".[91] Many suffered execution, engendering a cult of martyrdom.[91]

Regnans in Excelsis gave English Catholics a strong incentive to look to Mary Stuart as the true sovereign of England. Mary may not have been told of every Catholic plot to put her on the English throne, but from the Ridolfi Plot of 1571 (which caused Mary's suitor, the Duke of Norfolk, to lose his head) to the Babington Plot of 1586, Elizabeth's spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham and the royal council keenly assembled a case against her.[94] At first, Elizabeth resisted calls for Mary's death. By late 1586 she had been persuaded to sanction her trial and execution on the evidence of letters written during the Babington Plot.[95] Elizabeth's proclamation of the sentence announced that "the said Mary, pretending title to the same Crown, had compassed and imagined within the same realm divers things tending to the hurt, death and destruction of our royal person."[96] On 8 February 1587, Mary was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire.[97]

Wars and overseas trade

Elizabeth's foreign policy was largely defensive. The exception was the English occupation of Le Havre from October 1562 to June 1563, which ended in failure when Elizabeth's Huguenot allies joined with the Catholics to retake the port. Elizabeth's intention had been to exchange Le Havre for Calais, lost to France in January 1558.[98] Only through the activities of her fleets did Elizabeth pursue an aggressive policy. This paid off in the war against Spain, 80% of which was fought at sea.[99] She knighted Francis Drake after his circumnavigation of the globe from 1577 to 1580, and he won fame for his raids on Spanish ports and fleets. An element of piracy and self-enrichment drove Elizabethan seafarers, over which the queen had little control.[100][101]

Netherlands expedition

After the occupation and loss of Le Havre in 1562–1563, Elizabeth avoided military expeditions on the continent until 1585, when she sent an English army to aid the Protestant Dutch rebels against Philip II.[102] This followed the deaths in 1584 of the allies William the Silent, Prince of Orange, and François, Duke of Anjou, and the surrender of a series of Dutch towns to Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma, Philip's governor of the Spanish Netherlands. In December 1584, an alliance between Philip II and the French Catholic League at Joinville undermined the ability of Anjou's brother, Henry III of France, to counter Spanish domination of the Netherlands. It also extended Spanish influence along the channel coast of France, where the Catholic League was strong, and exposed England to invasion.[102] The siege of Antwerp in the summer of 1585 by the Duke of Parma necessitated some reaction on the part of the English and the Dutch. The outcome was the Treaty of Nonsuch of August 1585, in which Elizabeth promised military support to the Dutch.[103] The treaty marked the beginning of the Anglo-Spanish War, which lasted until the Treaty of London in 1604.

The expedition was led by her former suitor, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. Elizabeth from the start did not really back this course of action. Her strategy, to support the Dutch on the surface with an English army, while beginning secret peace talks with Spain within days of Leicester's arrival in Holland,[104] had necessarily to be at odds with Leicester's, who wanted and was expected by the Dutch to fight an active campaign. Elizabeth on the other hand, wanted him "to avoid at all costs any decisive action with the enemy".[105] He enraged Elizabeth by accepting the post of Governor-General from the Dutch States-General. Elizabeth saw this as a Dutch ploy to force her to accept sovereignty over the Netherlands,[106] which so far she had always declined. She wrote to Leicester:

   "We could never have imagined (had we not seen it fall out in experience) that a man raised up by ourself and extraordinarily favoured by us, above any other subject of this land, would have in so contemptible a sort broken our commandment in a cause that so greatly touches us in honour....And therefore our express pleasure and commandment is that, all delays and excuses laid apart, you do presently upon the duty of your allegiance obey and fulfill whatsoever the bearer hereof shall direct you to do in our name. Whereof fail you not, as you will answer the contrary at your utmost peril.[107]"

Elizabeth's "commandment" was that her emissary read out her letters of disapproval publicly before the Dutch Council of State, Leicester having to stand nearby.[108] This public humiliation of her "Lieutenant-General" combined with her continued talks for a separate peace with Spain,[109] irreversibly undermined his standing among the Dutch. The military campaign was severely hampered by Elizabeth's repeated refusals to send promised funds for her starving soldiers. Her unwillingness to commit herself to the cause, Leicester's own shortcomings as a political and military leader and the faction-ridden and chaotic situation of Dutch politics were reasons for the campaign's failure.[110] Leicester finally resigned his command in December 1587.

Spanish Armada

Meanwhile, Sir Francis Drake had undertaken a major voyage against Spanish ports and ships to the Caribbean in 1585 and 1586, and in 1587 had made a successful raid on Cadiz, destroying the Spanish fleet of war ships intended for the Enterprise of England:[111] Philip II had decided to take the war to England.[112]

On 12 July 1588, the Spanish Armada, a great fleet of ships, set sail for the channel, planning to ferry a Spanish invasion force under the Duke of Parma to the coast of southeast England from the Netherlands. A combination of miscalculation,[113] misfortune, and an attack of English fire ships on 29 July off Gravelines which dispersed the Spanish ships to the northeast defeated the Armada.[114] The Armada straggled home to Spain in shattered remnants, after disastrous losses on the coast of Ireland (after some ships had tried to struggle back to Spain via the North Sea, and then back south past the west coast of Ireland).[115] Unaware of the Armada's fate, English militias mustered to defend the country under the Earl of Leicester's command. He invited Elizabeth to inspect her troops at Tilbury in Essex on 8 August. Wearing a silver breastplate over a white velvet dress, she addressed them in one of her most famous speeches:

   "My loving people, we have been persuaded by some that are careful of our safety, to take heed how we commit ourself to armed multitudes for fear of treachery; but I assure you, I do not desire to live to distrust my faithful and loving people ... I know I have the body but of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a King of England too, and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any Prince of Europe should dare to invade the borders of my realm.[116]"

When no invasion came, the nation rejoiced. Elizabeth's procession to a thanksgiving service at St Paul's Cathedral rivalled that of her coronation as a spectacle.[115] The defeat of the armada was a potent propaganda victory, both for Elizabeth and for Protestant England. The English took their delivery as a symbol of God's favour and of the nation's inviolability under a virgin queen.[99] However, the victory was not a turning point in the war, which continued and often favoured Spain.[117] The Spanish still controlled the Netherlands, and the threat of invasion remained.[112] Sir Walter Raleigh claimed after her death that Elizabeth's caution had impeded the war against Spain:

    "If the late queen would have believed her men of war as she did her scribes, we had in her time beaten that great empire in pieces and made their kings of figs and oranges as in old times. But her Majesty did all by halves, and by petty invasions taught the Spaniard how to defend himself, and to see his own weakness.[118]"

Though some historians have criticised Elizabeth on similar grounds,[119] Raleigh's verdict has more often been judged unfair. Elizabeth had good reason not to place too much trust in her commanders, who once in action tended, as she put it herself, "to be transported with an haviour of vainglory".[120]
Supporting Henry IV of France


When the Protestant Henry IV inherited the French throne in 1589, Elizabeth sent him military support. It was her first venture into France since the retreat from Le Havre in 1563. Henry's succession was strongly contested by the Catholic League and by Philip II, and Elizabeth feared a Spanish takeover of the channel ports. The subsequent English campaigns in France, however, were disorganised and ineffective.[121] Lord Willoughby, largely ignoring Elizabeth's orders, roamed northern France to little effect, with an army of 4,000 men. He withdrew in disarray in December 1589, having lost half his troops. In 1591, the campaign of John Norreys, who led 3,000 men to Brittany, was even more of a disaster. As for all such expeditions, Elizabeth was unwilling to invest in the supplies and reinforcements requested by the commanders. Norreys left for London to plead in person for more support. In his absence, a Catholic League army almost destroyed the remains of his army at Craon, north-west France, in May 1591. In July, Elizabeth sent out another force under Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, to help Henry IV in besieging Rouen. The result was just as dismal. Essex accomplished nothing and returned home in January 1592. Henry abandoned the siege in April.[122] As usual, Elizabeth lacked control over her commanders once they were abroad. "Where he is, or what he doth, or what he is to do," she wrote of Essex, "we are ignorant".[123]

Ireland

Although Ireland was one of her two kingdoms, Elizabeth faced a hostile—and in places virtually autonomous[124]—Irish population that adhered to Catholicism and was willing to defy her authority and plot with her enemies. Her policy there was to grant land to her courtiers and prevent the rebels from giving Spain a base from which to attack England.[125] In the course of a series of uprisings, Crown forces pursued scorched-earth tactics, burning the land and slaughtering man, woman and child. During a revolt in Munster led by Gerald FitzGerald, Earl of Desmond, in 1582, an estimated 30,000 Irish people starved to death. The poet and colonist Edmund Spenser wrote that the victims "were brought to such wretchedness as that any stony heart would have rued the same".[126] Elizabeth advised her commanders that the Irish, "that rude and barbarous nation", be well treated; but she showed no remorse when force and bloodshed were deemed necessary.[127]

Between 1594 and 1603, Elizabeth faced her most severe test in Ireland during the Nine Years War, a revolt that took place at the height of hostilities with Spain, who backed the rebel leader, Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone.[128] In spring 1599, Elizabeth sent Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, to put the revolt down. To her frustration,[129] he made little progress and returned to England in defiance of her orders. He was replaced by Charles Blount, Lord Mountjoy, who took three years to defeat the rebels. O'Neill finally surrendered in 1603, a few days after Elizabeth's death.[130] Soon after a peace treaty was signed between England and Spain.

Russia

Elizabeth continued to maintain the diplomatic relations with the Tsardom of Russia originally established by her deceased brother. She often wrote to its then ruler, Tsar Ivan IV, on amicable terms, though the Tsar was often annoyed by her focus on commerce rather than on the possibility of a military alliance. The Tsar even proposed to her once, and during his later reign, asked for a guarantee to be granted asylum in England should his rule be jeopardised. Upon Ivan's death, he was succeeded by his simple-minded son Feodor. Unlike his father, Feodor had no enthusiasm in maintaining exclusive trading rights with England. Feodor declared his kingdom open to all foreigners, and dismissed the English ambassador Sir Jerome Bowes, whose pomposity had been tolerated by the new Tsar's late father. Elizabeth sent a new ambassador, Dr. Giles Fletcher, to demand from the regent Boris Godunov that he convince the Tsar to reconsider. The negotiations failed, due to Fletcher addressing Feodor with two of his titles omitted. Elizabeth continued to appeal to Feodor in half appealing, half reproachful letters. She proposed an alliance, something which she had refused to do when offered one by Feodor's father, but was turned down.[131]

Barbary states, Ottoman Empire

Trade and diplomatic relations developed between England and the Barbary states during the rule of Elizabeth.[133][134] England established a trading relationship with Morocco in opposition to Spain, selling armour, ammunition, timber, and metal in exchange for Moroccan sugar, in spite of a Papal ban.[135] In 1600, Abd el-Ouahed ben Messaoud, the principal secretary to the Moroccan ruler Mulai Ahmad al-Mansur, visited England as an ambassador to the court of queen Elizabeth I,[136][137] in order to negotiate an Anglo-Moroccan alliance against Spain.[132][138] Elizabeth "agreed to sell munitions supplies to Morocco, and she and Mulai Ahmad al-Mansur talked on and off about mounting a joint operation against the Spanish".[139] Discussions however remained inconclusive, and both rulers died within two years of the embassy.[140]

Diplomatic relations were also established with the Ottoman Empire with the chartering of the Levant Company and the dispatch of the first English ambassador to the Porte, William Harborne, in 1578.[139] For the first time, a Treaty of Commerce was signed in 1580.[141] Numerous envoys were dispatched in both directions and epistolar exchanges occurred between Elizabeth and Sultan Murad III.[139] In one correspondence, Murad entertained the notion that Islam and Protestantism had "much more in common than either did with Roman Catholicism, as both rejected the worship of idols", and argued for an alliance between England and the Ottoman Empire.[142] To the dismay of Catholic Europe, England exported tin and lead (for cannon-casting) and ammunitions to the Ottoman Empire, and Elizabeth seriously discussed joint military operations with Murad III during the outbreak of war with Spain in 1585, as Francis Walsingham was lobbying for a direct Ottoman military involvement against the common Spanish enemy.[143]

Later years

The period after the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588 brought new difficulties for Elizabeth that lasted the fifteen years until the end of her reign.[117] The conflicts with Spain and in Ireland dragged on, the tax burden grew heavier, and the economy was hit by poor harvests and the cost of war. Prices rose and the standard of living fell.[144][145] During this time, repression of Catholics intensified, and Elizabeth authorised commissions in 1591 to interrogate and monitor Catholic householders.[146] To maintain the illusion of peace and prosperity, she increasingly relied on internal spies and propaganda.[144] In her last years, mounting criticism reflected a decline in the public's affection for her.[147]

One of the causes for this "second reign" of Elizabeth, as it is sometimes called,[148] was the different character of Elizabeth's governing body, the privy council in the 1590s. A new generation was in power. With the exception of Lord Burghley, the most important politicians had died around 1590: The Earl of Leicester in 1588, Sir Francis Walsingham in 1590, Sir Christopher Hatton in 1591.[149] Factional strife in the government, which had not existed in a noteworthy form before the 1590s,[150] now became its hallmark.[151] A bitter rivalry between the Earl of Essex and Robert Cecil, son of Lord Burghley, and their respective adherents, for the most powerful positions in the state marred politics.[152] The queen's personal authority was lessening,[153] as is shown in the affair of Dr. Lopez, her trusted physician. When he was wrongly accused by the Earl of Essex of treason out of personal pique, she could not prevent his execution, although she had been angry about his arrest and seems not to have believed in his guilt (1594).[154]

Elizabeth, during the last years of her reign, came to rely on granting monopolies as a cost-free system of patronage rather than ask Parliament for more subsidies in a time of war.[155] The practice soon led to price-fixing, the enrichment of courtiers at the public's expense, and widespread resentment.[156] This culminated in agitation in the House of Commons during the parliament of 1601.[157] In her famous "Golden Speech" of 30 November 1601, Elizabeth professed ignorance of the abuses and won the members over with promises and her usual appeal to the emotions:[158]

    "Who keeps their sovereign from the lapse of error, in which, by ignorance and not by intent they might have fallen, what thank they deserve, we know, though you may guess. And as nothing is more dear to us than the loving conservation of our subjects' hearts, what an undeserved doubt might we have incurred if the abusers of our liberality, the thrallers of our people, the wringers of the poor, had not been told us![159]"

This same period of economic and political uncertainty, however, produced an unsurpassed literary flowering in England.[160] The first signs of a new literary movement had appeared at the end of the second decade of Elizabeth's reign, with John Lyly's Euphues and Edmund Spenser's The Shepheardes Calender in 1578. During the 1590s, some of the great names of English literature entered their maturity, including William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe. During this period and into the Jacobean era that followed, the English theatre reached its highest peaks.[161] The notion of a great Elizabethan age depends largely on the builders, dramatists, poets, and musicians who were active during Elizabeth's reign. They owed little directly to the queen, who was never a major patron of the arts.[162]

As Elizabeth aged her image gradually changed. She was portrayed as Belphoebe or Astraea, and after the Armada, as Gloriana, the eternally youthful Faerie Queene of Edmund Spenser's poem. Her painted portraits became less realistic and more a set of enigmatic icons that made her look much younger than she was. In fact, her skin had been scarred by smallpox in 1562, leaving her half bald and dependent on wigs and cosmetics.[163] Sir Walter Raleigh called her "a lady whom time had surprised".[164] However, the more Elizabeth's beauty faded, the more her courtiers praised it.[163]

Elizabeth was happy to play the part,[165] but it is possible that in the last decade of her life she began to believe her own performance. She became fond and indulgent of the charming but petulant young Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, who was Leicester's stepson and took liberties with her for which she forgave him.[166] She repeatedly appointed him to military posts despite his growing record of irresponsibility. After Essex's desertion of his command in Ireland in 1599, Elizabeth had him placed under house arrest and the following year deprived him of his monopolies.[167] In February 1601, the earl tried to raise a rebellion in London. He intended to seize the queen but few rallied to his support, and he was beheaded on 25 February. Elizabeth knew that her own misjudgements were partly to blame for this turn of events. An observer reported in 1602 that "Her delight is to sit in the dark, and sometimes with shedding tears to bewail Essex".[168]

Death

Elizabeth's senior advisor, Burghley, died on 4 August 1598. His political mantle passed to his son, Robert Cecil, who soon became the leader of the government.[169] One task he addressed was to prepare the way for a smooth succession. Since Elizabeth would never name her successor, Cecil was obliged to proceed in secret.[170] He therefore entered into a coded negotiation with James VI of Scotland, who had a strong but unrecognised claim.[171] Cecil coached the impatient James to humour Elizabeth and "secure the heart of the highest, to whose sex and quality nothing is so improper as either needless expostulations or over much curiosity in her own actions".[172] The advice worked. James's tone delighted Elizabeth, who responded: "So trust I that you will not doubt but that your last letters are so acceptably taken as my thanks cannot be lacking for the same, but yield them to you in grateful sort".[173] In historian J. E. Neale's view, Elizabeth may not have declared her wishes openly to James, but she made them known with "unmistakable if veiled phrases".[174]

The Queen's health remained fair until the autumn of 1602, when a series of deaths among her friends plunged her into a severe depression. In February 1603, the death of Catherine Howard, Countess of Nottingham, the niece of her cousin and close friend Catherine, Lady Knollys, came as a particular blow. In March, Elizabeth fell sick and remained in a "settled and unremovable melancholy".[175] She died on 24 March 1603 at Richmond Palace, between two and three in the morning. A few hours later, Cecil and the council set their plans in motion and proclaimed James VI of Scotland as king of England.[176]

Elizabeth's coffin was carried downriver at night to Whitehall, on a barge lit with torches. At her funeral on 28 April, the coffin was taken to Westminster Abbey on a hearse drawn by four horses hung with black velvet. In the words of the chronicler John Stow:

   "Westminster was surcharged with multitudes of all sorts of people in their streets, houses, windows, leads and gutters, that came out to see the obsequy, and when they beheld her statue lying upon the coffin, there was such a general sighing, groaning and weeping as the like hath not been seen or known in the memory of man.[177]"

Elizabeth was interred in Westminster Abbey in a tomb she shares with her half-sister, Mary. The Latin inscription on their tomb, "Regno consortes & urna, hic obdormimus Elizabetha et Maria sorores, in spe resurrectionis", translates to "Consorts in realm and tomb, here we sleep, Elizabeth and Mary, sisters, in hope of resurrection".[178]

Legacy and memory

Elizabeth was lamented by many of her subjects, but others were relieved at her death.[179] Expectations of King James started high but then declined, so by the 1620s there was a nostalgic revival of the cult of Elizabeth.[180] Elizabeth was praised as a heroine of the Protestant cause and the ruler of a golden age. James was depicted as a Catholic sympathiser, presiding over a corrupt court.[181] The triumphalist image that Elizabeth had cultivated towards the end of her reign, against a background of factionalism and military and economic difficulties,[182] was taken at face value and her reputation inflated. Godfrey Goodman, Bishop of Gloucester, recalled: "When we had experience of a Scottish government, the Queen did seem to revive. Then was her memory much magnified."[183] Elizabeth's reign became idealised as a time when crown, church and parliament had worked in constitutional balance.[184]

The picture of Elizabeth painted by her Protestant admirers of the early 17th century has proved lasting and influential.[186] Her memory was also revived during the Napoleonic Wars, when the nation again found itself on the brink of invasion.[187] In the Victorian era, the Elizabethan legend was adapted to the imperial ideology of the day,[179][188] and in the mid-20th century, Elizabeth was a romantic symbol of the national resistance to foreign threat.[189][190] Historians of that period, such as J. E. Neale (1934) and A. L. Rowse (1950), interpreted Elizabeth's reign as a golden age of progress.[191] Neale and Rowse also idealised the Queen personally: she always did everything right; her more unpleasant traits were ignored or explained as signs of stress.[192]

Recent historians, however, have taken a more complicated view of Elizabeth.[193] Her reign is famous for the defeat of the Armada, and for successful raids against the Spanish, such as those on Cádiz in 1587 and 1596, but some historians point to military failures on land and at sea.[121] In Ireland, Elizabeth's forces ultimately prevailed, but their tactics stain her record.[194] Rather than as a brave defender of the Protestant nations against Spain and the Habsburgs, she is more often regarded as cautious in her foreign policies. She offered very limited aid to foreign Protestants and failed to provide her commanders with the funds to make a difference abroad.[195]

Elizabeth established an English church that helped shape a national identity and remains in place today.[196][197][198] Those who praised her later as a Protestant heroine overlooked her refusal to drop all practices of Catholic origin from the Church of England.[199] Historians note that in her day, strict Protestants regarded the Acts of Settlement and Uniformity of 1559 as a compromise.[200][201] In fact, Elizabeth believed that faith was personal and did not wish, as Francis Bacon put it, to "make windows into men's hearts and secret thoughts".[202][203]

Though Elizabeth followed a largely defensive foreign policy, her reign raised England's status abroad. "She is only a woman, only mistress of half an island," marvelled Pope Sixtus V, "and yet she makes herself feared by Spain, by France, by the Empire, by all".[204] Under Elizabeth, the nation gained a new self-confidence and sense of sovereignty, as Christendom fragmented.[180][205][206] Elizabeth was the first Tudor to recognise that a monarch ruled by popular consent.[207] She therefore always worked with parliament and advisers she could trust to tell her the truth—a style of government that her Stuart successors failed to follow. Some historians have called her lucky;[204] she believed that God was protecting her.[208] Priding herself on being "mere English",[209] Elizabeth trusted in God, honest advice, and the love of her subjects for the success of her rule.[210] In a prayer, she offered thanks to God that:

    [At a time] when wars and seditions with grievous persecutions have vexed almost all kings and countries round about me, my reign hath been peacable, and my realm a receptacle to thy afflicted Church. The love of my people hath appeared firm, and the devices of my enemies frustrate.[204]


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Linda on Feb 29, 2012, 03:45 PM
Hi Rad and everyone,

Even though I felt it could be beneficial to do another practice chart
at this time ~ I feel however I need to focus on another important EA
project that I'm involved in.  So, I'll give Elizabeth a miss for now, but
certainly will be in the wings reading and learning from everyone else's
assignments and your feedback to them.

Peace,
Linda

 


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Mar 02, 2012, 08:17 AM
Hi Ellen,

Of course. Welcome to this thread.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Mar 03, 2012, 08:46 AM
Hi Ellen,

Thanks for making the effort to do this. In this thread I typically wait for all others who are participating to submit their  own analysis's before I comment for each one. So I will be doing that again. I just wanted to thank you for your effort because I know of the delicate transition you are in in your own Soul journey. I will say right now that you are correct in feeling that Queen Elizabeth is right on the cusp of moving into the first stage individuated evolutionary condition.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: cat777 on Mar 03, 2012, 08:37 PM
Hi to All,

I need some clarity here.  I have been working on this chart all day and spent a great deal of time trying to figure out how to make a sesiquadrate work as it contradicted the meaning of the planet by house and sign.  At some point I realized my software was wrong and the aspect was actually a trine!  Much easier but what a waste of time!

I switched to a different software and though I input the same exact birthdata as listed on the chart that Rad posted, the moon is entirely different!  In Rad's chart it is in Taurus in the 3rd House.  My software puts it in apricorn in the 1st house (though the original software mentioned above places it in Taurus in the 3rd House).  I checked with a friend and her software puts it in Capricorn in the 1st house!  So, what is going on here????  

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I came to the conclusion that it may have to do with the calendar used: Gregorian vs Julian.  I notice Rad's chart says "OS" (old style) so I will go with that - Taurus in the 3rd.  Happy about that as I don't have to change anything I wrote in regard to the moon  :-)

Any help with Elizabeth's moon is appreciated  :-)

cat


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: mirta on Mar 04, 2012, 07:16 AM
Hi Cat,
I had a similar problem calculating asteroids. And yes, the difference is related to calendars.
The chart that Rad posted is calculated according to the julian calendar, used until 1582
God Bless
Mirta


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: cat777 on Mar 04, 2012, 08:02 AM
Thank you Mirta!  Just another sign I need to upgrade my software  :-)

cat


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Mar 04, 2012, 08:51 AM
Hi Cat,

Solar Fire is the software I use which is known to be pretty darn accurate. The simple test of course is to reflect on Elizabeth's relationship with her sister: the 3rd House Taurus Moon squaring her Pluto in Aquarius in the 1st. And her Moon is then ruled by that Venus in Libra in the 9th: the whole struggle and issue around religion.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: cat777 on Mar 04, 2012, 02:21 PM
Hi Rad,

Thank you for the advice!  I have a demo of Solar Fire but am reluctant as my various computers/laptops are mostly Mac - with the exception of this little Windows netbook I seem to use as it allows me to sit on the couch and type on my lap.  Once I wear it out I am not sure I will get another Windows device.  But if I can't find accurate software I might change my mind in regards to that :-)

Thanks for the tip about the Moon.  I was asking in regard to its placement but that is a great hint for when I get to the moon!

Thanks again!

cat


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: ari moshe on Mar 05, 2012, 05:42 AM
Wow Ellen - thanks for sharing that piece about the kali yuga. That was very insightful!


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Mar 05, 2012, 08:15 AM
Hi Cat,

"Thanks for the tip about the Moon.  I was asking in regard to its placement but that is a great hint for when I get to the moon!"

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The example that I shared about Elizabeth Moon's is in fact to confirm it's placement: in her 3rd House in Taurus. This example would not be the case with a 1st House Capricorn Moon. Another simple example to confirm the 3rd House placement of her Moon is rooted in the fact that her mother had her decapitated by her father: the Taurus Moon in the 3rd squared by her Pluto in Aquarius in the 1st. And that Pluto is the ruler of her 10th house: her father.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: cat777 on Mar 05, 2012, 07:50 PM
Hi Rad,

Thanks again.  Looking at the chart with what you have said regarding Anne Boleyn and Mary Tudor, it is pretty clear.  I have a question and may as well ask it now so I can delete this out of my analysis if its wrong.  Pluto square Moon definitely shows problems or issues with female "mother-type" figures such as Anne and Mary.  In Anne's case, Elizabeth did not receive very much in the way of nurturing from her as she was behead when Elizabeth was three.  In Mary's case, Elizabeth did not receive much in the way of nurturing from her due to Elizabeth's refusal to conform to Mary's desire for her to truly convert to her religion (among other things). That said, with Pluto/Moon aspects it is possible to be exposed to female or mother-type figures who encourage emotional self-reliance and inner security. That statement is in regard to Pluto/Moon in general. Is it possible for someone with a Pluto/Moon square to experience both at the same time?  I would think that Catharine Parr and Kat Ashley would fall into the second category as both were very close to Elizabeth and very supportive.  So would this be a complex situation where the soul needs to be thrown in upon itself in order to learn self-reliance via more stressful or traumatic situations, but at the same time needs someone to give them the nurturing they need so the soul isn't totally traumatized or damaged in the process? Is that part of the tension in the square - having it both ways?   Or would the relationship with Catharine Parr and Kat Ashley be found elsewhere?  The Venus in Libra in the 9th seems to fit both situations as religion was a major theme in both of those relationships as well - especially the Catharine Parr relationship. Unlike the relationship with Mary however, it wasn't a battle with one anyone trying to convert the other. Like Elizabeth, C. Parr was a secret Protestant (of course I am talking about Elizabeth's teens - before she was Queen and it was safe for her to publicly practice her own religion). Might the square represent both?  Mary withholding love unless Elizabeth conforms to her wishes and Catharine Parr providing her with love and supporting her desire to follow her conscious?  That sounds more like an opposition, but seems to also describe a square as it would create a great deal of tension - Catholic sister wanting one thing and Protestant step-mother encouraging her to go with her own conscious. 

Thanks,

cat


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Mar 06, 2012, 09:00 AM
Hi Cat,

"That said, with Pluto/Moon aspects it is possible to be exposed to female or mother-type figures who encourage emotional self-reliance and inner security. That statement is in regard to Pluto/Moon in general. Is it possible for someone with a Pluto/Moon square to experience both at the same time?"

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Yes, it is entirely possible for that to happen.

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God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Kristin on Mar 07, 2012, 09:43 AM
Queen Elizabeth


Elizabeth was the only child of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. When Anne was unable to produce a male heir, the son Henry desperately needed,  their marriage ended tragically as King Henry had his wife, the mother of Elizabeth executed on patently false charges of witchcraft, incest and adultery on 19 May 1536. Her daughter, Elizabeth, would eventually become England's greatest queen.

Elizabeth was less than three years of age when her mother was executed. With her South Node in Aquarius in the second house in Aquarius, you can see the ongoing lessons in self reliance via the sudden traumatic loss of her mother. The ruler Uranus is in Cancer and is conjunct Saturn as well as the North Node of Saturn in the 7th and they are making an inconjunct to this South Node. Pluto is also in Aquarius in the first house and opposes Saturn and the North Node of Saturn in Cancer in the 7th, Saturn rules her her Ascendant, the cusp of the house where her Pluto resides. Elizabeth’s Moon in Taurus is squared by Pluto and her Moon is also the ruler of Saturn and Uranus in Cancer, the ruler of her South Node and Pluto also reflects her ongoing need to establish self reliance. Pluto not only squares her Moon, but the Moon sesquisquares her Sun in Virgo in the 8th and square Jupiters in the 12th re-stating the early death of her mother who was falsely accused of 8th house wish craft and adultery. The Moon in Taurus in the 3rd also reflects her own mother’s nature as she was known to be the stubborn and somewhat volatile Ann Boleyn.

Even though Elizabeth was the 3rd stage Consensus which is reflected in her desire to follow her conscience in the religion that felt true for her, the Protestant faith, in spite of the consequences and the risks that would result, she was also very non conforming, courageous and rebellious seen with her Pluto in Aquarius in the 1st and South Node in Aquarius in the 2nd, traits universally admired then and now. Traits also that were feared and in some cases despised. She had plenty of enemies especially those indoctrinated in the Catholic Orthodox Church. There will always be more forward thinking, risk taking Souls in every stage of evolution in order to help propel the class and stage forward as Elizabeth is a perfect example of looking at Aquarian combined with Arian symbolism in a 3rd stage Consensus state.

Queen Mary,  a devout Catholic and Elizabeth’s half sister, the Queen that preceded Elizabeth was determined to crush the Protestant faith in which Elizabeth had been educated, and she ordered that everyone attend Catholic Mass. Elizabeth had to outwardly conform but was later charged for being a part of a religious rebellion of Protestant against the Catholic church. The hiding her faith is seen with Venus in Libra in the 9th opposing Neptune in Pisces in the 2nd. Even though ‘she fervently protested her innocence' she was under house arrest for nearly a year.Transiting Pluto was three degrees of Pisces which was inconjunct her Venus in Libra, ruler of her Moon in Taurus. Elizabeth’s Venus opposed her Neptune in Pisces in the second, ruler on the 2nd cusp is Uranus which is in the 7th conjunct Saturn. Also her North Node of Uranus is conjunct her Mars in Gemini which is sequisquare her Pluto in Aquarius in the 1st house. The sister (sibling) creating trauma for her. This conflict of beliefs with the sister is seen with Elizabeth’s Moon in Taurus in the 3rd squaring Pluto in Aquarius, also the ruler of her Taurus Moon is Venus in Libra in the 9th, opposing Neptune in Pisces in the 2nd and Chiron in Aries in the 3rd house. Mary's attempts to have Elizabeth confess to treason for religious rebellion against the Catholic Church was staged in order to prevent Elizabeth from ever being Queen. Elizabeth said," I cannot sin against God and my honor by confessing what is false." Mars in Gemini in the 5th opposing Jupiter in Sagittarius in the 12th.

Elizabeth’s fight for her right to believe in was was true for her has been going on for ages and is seen with South Nodes of Mars and Venus in Libra balsalmic phase in her 9th and squaring Jupiter in Sagittarius in the 12th, also her natal Venus and Mercury in Libra in her ninth house of beliefs and faith, her South Node of Mercury in Libra is also conjunct her Venus in Libra, wanting fairness and equality for all, in particular as it relates to faith. She was also quoted saying that there is “One God” We all Believe in God, Catholics and Protestants alike. As her half sister Mary was dying which meant Elizabeth would become heir to the throne, Mary asked Elizabeth to promise her that she would preserve the Catholic faith and make it the faith practiced for all of England. “ Elizabeth replied.” When I am Queen, I will do what my conscience tells me is best.” Later she was quoted saying, “I will not punish my people for their beliefs, my constant endeavor is to earn their love.” North Node in Leo in the 8th house trine Jupiter in Sagittarius in the 12th house. Elizabeth was a true underdog having so much weighing against her from very early on with a clear difference in faith as the majority of England as well as being labeled illegitimate and a bastard child following the death of her mother. North Node in Leo in the 8th house and ruler Sun in Virgo in the 8th sesquisquare her Moon in Taurus yet with Jupiter in the 12th in Sagittarius trining her North Node she landed on her feet, some historians have called her lucky; she believed that God was protecting her, and she would find herself to be the Queen England needed.

Clearly she has had large leadership roles throughout history, Pluto in the 1st house, South Node of Pluto and Saturn conjunct in Capricorn in the first, also conjunct her Capricorn rising, a Scorpio Mid heaven, ruler Pluto in the first in Aquarius, ruler Uranus in Cancer in the 7th conjunct Saturn. Also the asteroid Amazone is conjunct Neptune in Pisces in the second and trines her Saturn and Uranus in Cancer in the 7th and sextiles her Pluto in the 1st.  She was able to attract an effective council and a population of people to join her pursuits and she had a way of opening people’s rigid minds and consider what is best not just for themselves but for all the people of England as a whole. She has always 'inwardly' rebelled against consensus thinking and in government, Elizabeth was more moderate than her father and half-siblings had been. One of her mottoes was "video et taceo" "I see, and say nothing". She would far rather have kept the peace, as Venus, the ruler of her Moon in Taurus in the 3rd is in Libra as well as Mercury, ruler of her Sun is in Libra in the 9th house. However her Libran spirit in combination with her first house Pluto in Aquarius had her fighting for what she believed in tooth and nail never backing down and had always wanted what was fair and just.

She has been fighting the system and the ways of tradition and for her this goes way back in time seen with Mars and Venus conjunct in Libra in her 9th squaring Saturn and Uranus in Cancer in the 7th, ruler of her Pluto and her South Node. She herself has a high degree of unresolved trauma with a South Node in Aquarius and Pluto in Aquarius, being persecuted for her beliefs similar to times as seen in the times during the Inquisition when the Catholics reigned and killed countless Souls, all in the name of God as they waved their flag with the cross prominently placed. Her South Nodes of Mars and Venus are conjunct in Libra in the 9th and square Saturn, the ruler of her South Node of Pluto and Saturn as well as her ascendant, and Uranus, the ruler of her Pluto and South Node. She also has signatures for being be-headed just like her mother Ann Boelyn seen with Mars in Gemini in the 5th opposing Jupiter in Sagittarius in the 12th, but in her case for opposition in faith, religious practices. An example of devastating religious conflicts in history that may relate to Elizabeth’s past connects potentially to the Spanish Inquisition which took place in the time frame of  1478-1834, remembering Elizabeth was born in 1533, perhaps she reincarnated quickly following some unjust persecutions resulting in an early exit, the ruler of her South Node in Aquarius is Uranus in Cancer conjunct Saturn and is inconjunct her South Node as this region is reflected in the Cardinal Axis in her chart - Pluto in the 1st , South Node of Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn, Cap rising, South Nodes of Mars, Venus, and Mercury in Libra, Natal Mercury and Venus in Libra, Saturn and Uranus in Cancer. Also in the life as Elizabeth she feared a Spanish takeover as conflicts with Spain and Ireland were prevalent. It seemed perhaps there was some redemption with the defeat of the the Spanish Armada but for 15 years following until her death the battles with Spain and Ireland dragged on.

From the start of Elizabeth's reign, it was expected that she would marry as it was believed only in marriage would she find security and produce an heir. Various prospects were paraded in front of her from different countries in order to entice her into marriage. Venus is in Libra in the 9th house. Venus rules her Moon in Taurus in the 3rd which is the ruler of her Saturn, Uranus in the 7th in Cancer. Looking at the 7th house cusp you find Cancer, ruler Moon in Taurus in the 3rd, ruler Venus Libra in the 9th house, international suitors. She was said to have been in love with her childhood friend Explorer Lord Robert Dudley but he was already married and her conservative peers strongly discouraged this union even after his wife died, there were rumors of an up-rise if the marriage ever occurred. Dudley at some point married again and although Elizabeth chose not to marry him herself she was still extremely jealous and ‘Dudley remained at the ‘center of Elizabeth’s emotional life’. She held onto him until the end, and on her deathbed she was said to have whispered his name. In the movie Elizabeth Dudley was found to have betrayed her and it was in that scene where she said, “I have become a virgin.” North Node in Leo in the 8th., ruler Sun, in Virgo,virgin, in the 8th house. The title Virgin Queen,  (not 'literally’ a virgin) came to be because she chose not to marry and as a result not did she produce an heir.

“Elizabeth enjoyed the company of men but patriarchal society was probably one of the driving reason's behind Elizabeth's decision not to marry. Since men commanded more authority and respect than women in England, Elizabeth would have become the Queen Consort had she married, essentially losing all of her power”. She wanted ultimate control in her relationships because of all that she felt stripped of in the past, especially by the male race and those that held positions of authority South Node in Aquarius, ruler Uranus conjunct Saturn in the 7th in Cancer. Also South Nodes of Mars and Venus balsalmic in Libra, making a t-square to her South Nodes of Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn/Cap ascendant and her natal Uranus, ruler her South Node and Pluto and Saturn in Cancer. She was tough as nails on the outside but soft as butter on the inside if anyone was fortunate to experience her vulnerability. The rulers of her South Node and Pluto in Aquarius are conjunct in Cancer. She took on the mantle of the Virgin Queen, declaring herself MARRIED TO ENGLAND, North Node in Leo in the 8th, ruler the Sun in Virgo also in the 8th and she was truly metamorphosized in that role. One of the line’s in the movie Elizabeth, the Golden Years, Elizabeth played by Cate Blanchet she said, “I gave England my life, must I also given them my Soul." North Node in Leo in the 8th house, ruler Sun in Virgo in the 8th, squaring Jupiter in the 12th house reflecting in total here the sacrifices she made

Elizabeth was  clearly unique as well as ‘special’ for as a woman of the time she held an unusual amount of power, Pluto in the 1st in Aquarius, South Node in Aquarius, Ruler Uranus in Cancer new phase to Saturn in the 7th house. Also Mars in Gemini in the 5th trining Mercury in Libra in the 9th house as well as Jupiter in Sagittarius in the 12th trining her North Node in Leo in the 8th house. She had a way of also shocking and surprising people into new ways and new rules of her making, structures that supported all her people versus just one faith and doing what she could that was right for what was going on at the time.   Her strong Libra signatures ie ruler of her South Node and Pluto, Ascendant being conjunct in her 7th house. Also her Venus and Mercury in Libra as well and her South Nodes of Mars and Venus in Libra , it is written that she sat on the fence was “cautious in foreign affairs moving between the major powers of France and Spain.

Elizabeth's foreign policy was largely defensive. South Node in the 2nd, ruler Uranus in Cancer in the 7th conjunct Saturn. Also her South Node of Pluto and Saturn are retrograde and conjunct not only eachother but also her ascendent. Only through the activities of her fleets did Elizabeth pursue an aggressive policy. This paid off in the war against Spain, 80% of which was fought at sea.”  In the movie Elizabeth the Golden Years there is a scene that captures her spirit...she is there in front of her army on her horse as they witness the Spanish fleet approaching their shores, she is in full armor with her fair skin and long red wild hair blowing in the wind. The leader shouts, “Soon now we will meet them face to face. I am resolved in the act of battle to live or die amongst you all. When this day of battle is ended we meet again in heaven or on the field of victory.” She was an absolute vision of Pluto in the first house in Aquarius in this scene, ruler Uranus in Cancer conjunct Saturn and North Node of Neptune in the 7th. Also North Node of Leo in the 8th, ruler Sun in Virgo in the 8th house. Though Elizabeth followed a largely defensive foreign policy, her reign raised England's status abroad. "She is only a woman, only mistress of half an island," marveled Pope Sixtus V, "and yet she makes herself feared by Spain, by France, by the Empire, by all". Under Elizabeth, the nation gained a new self-confidence and sense of sovereignty, as Christendom fragmented. She certainly had something to prove and she proved herself well not only to herself but to the male dominated world. A quote in the movie Elizabeth when Dudley is trying to publicly win her affection and calling her “My Elizabeth,” she spins on her heels and says “I AM NO MAN’S ELIZABETH.” “I will have one mistress here and no master.” She herself was her master, she and God.
  
With a North Node in Leo in the 8th, it is essential in order to get her power back and establish her own place in the world again to not only protect her people but to establish rules that are fair for all..It was clearly a life for her not only to be Queen but to use her power to allow people to believe freely without repercussion, The themes of power continue with  Pluto in the first, , North Node in the 8th in Leo and a Scorpio Mid Heaven, in spite of the fact she was an underdog because of her not confirming to the Catholic faith and being labeled an illegitimate or a bastard child. She has her own history of unresolved trauma and being force fed various religions and/or being caught going against governing religious ways and being burned for it. Her South Node of Uranus is in Sagittarius in the 11th house of trauma and is opposed by her natal Mars in Gemini. Her Mars in Gemini is making a sesquisquare to Pluto in the first in Aquarius, being burned for her beliefs. Elizabeth has Venus in Libra in the 9th opposing Neptune in Pisces and squaring her Cap ascendant. She also had Mercury in Libra in the 9th and it trines her Mars in Gemini in the 5th, a country with two faiths, free to worship as they wish, also her desire driven attempt to unite the will of the people and earn their love in the process, Mars in the 5th, ruler Mercury in Libra in the 9th. Also North Node in Leo in the 8th and this trines Jupiter in Sagittarius in the 12th house.

“I am called the Virgin Queen”
“I have no master”
“I am childless”
“I am Mother to my people”.
“I am your queen”
  “I am myself.”


“I am called the Virgin Queen” - North Node in Leo in the 8th, ruler Sun in Virgo in the 8th.

“I have no master” - Pluto in the 1st house in Aquarius. North Node in Leo in the 8th.

“I am childless” -Pluto in the 1st in Aquarius square Moon in Taurus. Moon in Aquarius sesquisquare Sun in Virgo in the 8th, Mercury, ruler of her 5th house is square Saturn and Uranus in Cancer in the 7th.

“I am Mother to my people” - Mercury, ruler of her 5th house is in the 9th in Libra and trining Mars in Gemini in the 5th. Also Saturn and Uranus conjunct in Cancer in the 7th.

“I am your queen”
- North Node in Leo in the 8th, Mercury, ruler of the 5th is in Libra in the 9th trining Mars in Gemini in the 5th.

“I am myself.” - Pluto in the 1st in Aquarius, South Node in Aquarius in the 2nd, Taurus Moon.



There is quite a stellium of the North Node planets in her 7th house, re-stating her need to work to establish justice for her people and her role in making this happen in a far reaching, potentially regal or royal way seen with North Nodes of Neptune and Venus in Leo in the 7th, along with her North Node of Pluto, Jupiter and Saturn conjunct her natal Uranus and Saturn in Cancer in the 7th. It feels also however with this sort of signature that she may end up in a marriage or union next time around where she can have a partner of her choosing where her power would not have to be sacrificed in any way and together they would ideally reflect a powerful example of gender equality, her leading the way of course.

“After the short reigns of Elizabeth's brother and sister, her 44 years on the throne provided welcome stability for the kingdom and helped forge a sense of national identity.” Her unusually long reign is seen with the ruler of her South node and Pluto in Aquarius being Uranus in Cancer conjunct Saturn, the ruler of her Ascendant. Also her North Node of Saturn conjunct her natal Saturn and her North node of Jupiter conjuncts her Uranus, in the 7th. She had a way of surrounding herself with the right people. “She always worked with parliament and advisers she could trust would tell her the truth”, Jupiter in Sagittarius in the 12th house trines her North Node in Leo in the 8th house. “Right from the start, the shrewd Sir William Cecil served as Elizabeth's chief Secretary of State. In 1571, Elizabeth named him Lord Burleigh, moved him to the position of Lord Treasurer, and replaced him as Secretary of State with the more cutthroat but nevertheless loyal Francis Walsingham. The talents of Burleigh and Walsingham, and Elizabeth's ability to work productively with them, were perhaps the most crucial strengths of Elizabeth's rule. One of the great attributes of an Amazon leader his to surround herself with the right people, those she can fully trust. It is the power of delegation and knowing who to place where and in what role that . Elizabeth has Amazon in Pisces conjunct Neptune in the 2nd house and this trines her Saturn and North Node of Saturn in Cancer in the 7th house. Also Her Amazon sextiles Pluto in Aquarius in the 1st house. Saturn is delegation and with her Saturn conjunct Uranus, the ruler of her Pluto an South Node in Aquarius, this contributes to her ability to observe a whole group, Uranus/Aquarius, understanding the individual strengths within that group and being able to appropriately place them in a way that best supports her bottom line.

What I found to be most fascinating of all was that she not only came into power toward the end of the dark and difficult Kali Yuga (her life 1533-1603), the end of the 12,000 year cycle according to Sri Yukteswar was 1599, the Kali Yuga representing a descent into the darkest period of the cycle in history, she did so for 44 years. As the name suggests, Kali, going down into the underworld and then rising up above the ashes. The darkness on this planet during her reign was peaking and she lead England impressively out of the dark and into a relatively more objective light. South Nodes of Pluto and Saturn conjunct in Capricorn on her Ascendant, ruler natal Saturn conjunct Uranus in Cancer in the 7th, Uranus the ruler of her natal Pluto and South Node in Aquarius. Although the female race continues to fight to find their equal place in the world now over 400 years later, as we are still making our way ‘out of the dark’ Elizabeth was a symbolic seed for woman to take back what was exclusively theirs once more. Elizabeth’s Original Lilith is conjunct her 12th house Jupiter in Sagittarius and this trines her Resolution Lilith in Aries in the 3rd house. which I feel was the driving impulse in her to do what ‘her conscience told her to do was right.” She embodied a woman taking back her God given right to be who she is, naturally so, although Elizabeth was still conditioned by culture largely at that time, she also represented a woman who would not submit to a man, her God, her truth and her power were far too sacred. She also moved with the attitude, of “this is who I am, take it or leave it”, also knowing full well how to take care of herself and be a group of one if necessary, Pluto in the 1st in Aquarius, South Node in Aquarius in the 2nd, ruler Uranus in Cancer new phase to Saturn in the 7th house.

“Elizabeth's reign, known as the Elizabethan era became idealized as a time when crown, church and parliament had worked in constitutional balance." Pluto Polarity Point in Leo in her 7th house conjunct her Saturn in Cancer, North Node of Saturn which is also conjunct her Uranus, ruler of her South Node and Pluto. Also North Node in Leo in the 8th trining Jupiter in Sagittarius. The time of Elizabeth’s reign was known as the GOLDEN AGE North Node in Leo in the 8th house.

By the time of her death, England was the richest and most powerful country in Europe!!!
(incredible, and she was ‘only a woman’)

Peace,
Kristin


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: mirta on Mar 09, 2012, 06:57 AM
Hi Rad,
Sorry for the delay in posting Queen Elizabeth’s analysis. I couldn’t  do anything the last week and I am resuming the work now, so I will need a few days more.
I have a procedure question. Looking at virginity I am not sure if I analyze all here, or only some general considerations because we will have another step regarding sexuality. 
Thanks for your patience.
God Bless
Mirta


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: cat777 on Mar 09, 2012, 05:08 PM
With Pluto Rx in Aq in the 1st House, Elizabeth's prior evolutionary intention and desire was to discover something new and unique about herself. This required having a great deal of freedom and independence in order to initiate and fulfill any desire or experience her soul deemed necessary in order for her to discover who and what she was. She was learning to liberate herself from crystallized and out-moded forms of self-definition that were a reflection of past conditioning patterns that arbitrarily defined her and influenced her behavior and her actions in the past. She was learning to resist being conditioned and defined by the customs of society, her culture, religion and parental influences.  With the SN in Aq in the 2nd House,  she experienced many disappointments, separations, rejection and other emotional shocks in her previous lives which served the purpose of teaching her to look within and identify her own resources in order to become self-reliant and self-sufficient. The SNR is Uranus which is conjunct Saturn in Cancer in the 7th House. The emotional shocks she experienced in the past were mostly related to her family relationships.

Pluto's Polarity Point is in Leo in the 7th House. Elizabeth's current evolutionary intention and desire is to move away from being a loner and learn to form social relationships with other people who can give her recognition and feedback. Uranus and Saturn are in Cancer in the 7th house indicating that her soul worked to develop PPP in prior lives through traumatic experiences and relationships involving family members which served to help her develop an objective awareness of herself and understand herself in a social context. The NN is in Leo ruled by the Sun in Virgo both in the 8th house.  In her current life, Elizabeth's special purpose and function in the world was to serve others by becoming a powerful queen.  She would need to form relationships with powerful political figures who recognized her as special, unique and royal and who were willing to support her.  In order to actualize and fulfill her special destiny, she would experience many cataclysmic events and crises throughout her life in which issues of trust, betrayal, control, manipulation, and domination were key themes.  She would need to learn to discriminate in regard to who she formed relationships with by examining the motives and intentions of those she initiated relationships with.

The SN in Aq in the 2nd House forms a waxing inconjunct with Venus in Libra in the 9th House.  In prior lives Elizabeth rebelled against the status quo and resisted anything which attempted to define her or restrict her freedom of self-expression. She had a deep need to discover and actualize her own personal truth in relation to what constitutes value and meaning in her life and was aware that she had something special to do but did not know how to link it through service to others or the whole.  Pluto is in Aquarius in the 1st House forming a waning sesiquadrate with the Sun in Virgo in the 8th House. The soul's prior evolutionary intention has been to creatively develop a special purpose in life. Crisis situations occur as the soul needs to learn everything there is to learn about cultures, social traditions, customs, norms, rules, laws, regulations and taboos before this special purpose can be actualized and established on society's terms. Elizabeth came into her current life with something very special to accomplish which would lead to a life of relative fame, recognition, and acclaim.  Although her father, King Henry VIII, neglected her most his life, Elizabeth actively identified with him as he was a larger than life figure who symbolized the social power that was part of her own special destiny.   “Elizabeth’s fondness for her father, and their shared love of learning and theology, is shown in the present she gave him in 1546 – a book of Catherine Parr’s prayers translated into French, Latin and Italian, along with a letter in which she called Henry her “matchless and most benevolent father” and went on to say that she was “not only…an imitator of his virtues but indeed…an inheritor of them.” It does not seem that Elizabeth was just massaging Henry’s ego, but that she truly loved and admired her father. This is apparent when we consider that she “devoured” Henry VIII’s throne speech at Parliament on Christmas Eve 1545 and that she used his ideas, his manner and his phrasing decades later in her speeches as Queen.”

Pluto Rx in Aq in the 1st House is in a first quarter phase trine with Mars in Gemini in the 5th House.  In previous lives Elizabeth was learning to reject consensus conditioning  and to rebel against anything that attempted to define her. The first quarter phase trine indicates that she evolved to a point in which her soul desired to consistently express its power and individuality in its own unique way within the context of daily life.  With Mars in Gemini in the 5th house, she would express her individuality and uniqueness mainly by sharing her ideas and opinions through creative writing and speech, her relationships with her siblings, relatives and romantic partners, and through her special destiny as Queen of England.  Elizabeth was an independent thinker who questioned every accepted opinion and belief established by any authority. She resisted anyone or anything that tried to restrict her in any way especially in regard to her gender. Elizabeth was argumentative and preferred to create her own mental constructions rather than accept those of others. She came across as self-inflated and self-important always expecting others to recognize and acknowledge her as special and important. Her soul chose to be like this because she didn't have any any personal control over her life or destiny in previous lives. Her soul desired to counteract a prior life lack of personal power by creating a life in which soul strengthening could occur.  Mars is trine Mercury which is conjunct Venus in Libra in the 9th house and rules her 5th house cusp.  Elizabeth was an eloquent speaker and writer who thoroughly enjoyed the written and spoken word and liked to engage in enlightening conversations. Her favorite intellectual topic was philosophy and religion. She had the ability to see and understand all points of view and saw value in almost any perspective or opinion.  Mars is square the Sun in Virgo in the 8th house which rules the 8th house cusp. Elizabeth would endure a great deal of conflict, and many power struggles,  in order to establish and maintain her special purpose and function in society as Queen of England.  Secret plots to put her on the throne before her rightful time, and to overthrow her,  occurred throughout her life, often involving siblings or other relatives such as her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots. Mars is semi-square (waxing)  Saturn conjunct Uranus in Cancer in the 7th House. Elizabeth had to struggle to actualize her special destiny and become queen as her father, King Henry VIII, had declared her a bastard after her half-brother Edward VI was born. Although Elizabeth eventually became Queen, others looking to overthrow her would always use  this past declaration of  “illegitamacy” as an excuse to plot against her.  Mars is quintile (waning) Neptune Rx in Pisces in the 3rd house which is opposite the 9th House cusp in Libra.  Elizabeth was learning to relate to herself in an entirely new way as she was developing an awareness of her universal or timeless self and her relationship to God.  She was intuitive and in the process of developing a new passion for all that is spiritual.  On some level she was  increasingly realizing her cosmic role in relation to her role as Queen of England. She was able to heal the religious divide in England created in the realms of her siblings, the Protestant Edward and the Catholic Mary, through her “Act of Supremacy” and “The Act of Uniformity” which together appeased both Protestants and Catholics.  Under the “Act of Supremacy” she modified the title  "Head of the Church in England", which was used by both her father and brother, making it "Supreme Governor of the Church in England".  This was to appease Catholics who could not accept the monarch as "Head of the Church" as they saw the Pope in that role. The “Act of Uniformity” established a set form of worship incorporating the Prayer books of Edward VI and wording the meaning of communion in such a way that its vagueness allowed both Protestants and Catholics to participate. In addition it retained the ornaments and vestments of the Church as they had been before the reforms made during Edward's reign. In doing so, Elizabeth found a creative way to prevent civil war and at the same time allow for the religious beliefs and values of all of her subjects to be honored.

Pluto in Aquarius in the 1st House forms a waxing square with the Moon in Taurus in the 3rd House. The prior evolutionary intent is to eliminate all external emotional dependencies in order to induce the lesson of internal security.  This aspect promotes difficult emotional experiences with females or mother-type figures who are typically dominant, control oriented people with intense and rigid standards of conduct that they project onto the person with this aspect.  Elizabeth's older half-sister Mary is such a figure. With the Moon in Taurus ruled by Venus in Libra in the 9th house, the source of conflict between them was religion.  Mary was a devout Catholic and Elizabeth a Protestant.   “Elizabeth considered Mary's love of display a symbol of the papists and Mary saw Elizabeth as a icon of the new religion.” The Moon is opposite the MC in Scorpio indicating that these religious conflicts were not just about religion but about   issues of power, betrayal, and paranoia as well as Mary had to live in fear of Protestant Plots to overthrow her and place Elizabeth on the throne. Elizabeth lived in fear of the very same thing as she could be charged with treason even if she had nothing to do with such a plot. Mary tried again and again to get Elizabeth to convert and when Elizabeth refused, Mary would deal her an emotional blow ranging from withholding emotional expression in icy silence to having her arrested and sent to the tower. These experiences were necessary in order to throw Elizabeth in upon herself in order to learn to be emotionally self-reliant and emotionally self-sufficient. Those with Pluto square Moon may also be exposed to female or mother-type figures who encourage emotional self-reliance and inner security. Two women who played a major role in Elizabeth's life did just that:  Kat Ashley and Catharine Parr.  “The primary mother figure for Elizabeth Tudor, save for her lifelong attendant and friend Katherine (nee Champernowne) Ashley, was undoubtedly Katherine Parr, the sixth and final wife of Henry VIII. A fellow reformist, Katherine and Elizabeth shared their faith and a dedication to higher learning... Katherine was responsible for facilitating Elizabeth’s superb education, and giving her motherly affection and guidance.”  The tension in the square is apparent as with this aspect, Elizabeth experienced both types of “mother-like” figures durning the same period in her life.  Being that the Pluto/Moon square serves to help induce emotional self-reliance and self-sufficiency, it also helps show the reason Elizabeth's soul chose a life in which her mother would be taken from her very early in life.  Her mother, Anne Boleyn, was beheaded before Elizabeth was three years old (Moon sq Pluto in the 1st (head).  Interesting to note, the fixed star Algol (beheading) was conjunct Anne's Mercury at 19 Taurus which is conjunct Elizabeth's IC (Cancer ruled by Moon in Taurus in 3rd square Pluto).

Pluto in Aquarius in the 1st House forms a waning Novile with Jupiter in Sagittarius in the 12th House which rules both her 11th and 12th houses. The prior evolutionary intention has been to develop the intuitive dynamic.  Elizabeth's soul has developed an awareness of universal forces and has desired to understand the principles of natural law and to be spiritually free. Based upon the cumulative effect of past actions, Elizabeth has  developed an understanding of natural law which has served to help her transform the intellectual limitations described by her Mercury in Libra in the 9th house – in other words, precribing to the religious beliefs of other people or society. Intellectual and philosophical confrontations have helped her transcend the limitations of the imposed religious and philosophical orientation of her environment. She instinctually challenges  any doctrine that restricts one's right to experience or understand truth beyond the boundaries of such a doctrine or from a higher perspective. Elizabeth has strong convictions and moral principles that dictate her actions and the courage to be different and resist peer pressure in relation to her religious and spiritual beliefs.  

Pluto in Aquarius in the 1st House forms a waning trine with Venus conjunct Mercury in Libra in the 9th house indicating the soul's desire to expand and refine its abstract and social mind. The prior evolutionary intent is to learn to relate to oneself, love oneself, and supply the answer to one's own needs in a self-reliant and self-sufficient way. In addition, there is an evolutionary desire or intent for intellectual confrontations with others so that fixed and rigid ideas can be reformulated. With Mercury conjunct Venus in Libra in the 9th house, Elizabeth's mind is focused on what she has already decided is important in relation to her beliefs and values and those of other people.  Mercury is sextile Jupiter in Sagittarius in the 12th house and trine Mars in Gemini in the 5th house. Elizabeth had an active mind and an extraordinary aptitude for learning. She was a good conversationalist with a masterful command of language. She was sensitive in regard to other people's beliefs and values and could see and understand all sides of an argument. With Mars opposition Jupiter in Sagittarius in the 12th house, she loved to debate especially about religious, spiritual and philosophical issues. “ She liked nothing more than to debate issues. It was said that she particularly enjoyed religious debates, refusing to hold an investigation into Walter Raleigh's rumoured atheism because she enjoyed their arguments.”  With Mercury conjunct Venus in Libra in the 9th House,  Elizabeth developed the power and ability to understand how society works which enabled her to establish herself and actualize her special destiny within it without society feeling threatened by her. She was able to deal with the religious issues of the time in a manner that was acceptable to the majority of people she ruled.  “ When Elizabeth became Queen in the November of 1558, it was widely believed that she would restore the Protestant faith in England. Mary's persecution of Protestants had done much damage to the standing of Catholicism in England, and the number of Protestants in the country was steadily increasing. Although Elizabeth had adhered to the Catholic faith during her sister's reign, she had been raised a Protestant, and was committed to that faith. Elizabeth's religious views were remarkably tolerant for the age in which she lived. She believed sincerely in her own faith, but she also believed in religious toleration, and that Catholics and Protestants were both part of the same faith. "There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith" she exclaimed later in her reign, "all else is a dispute over trifles." She also declared that she had "no desire to make windows into men's souls".  Throughout her reign, Elizabeth's main concern was the peace and stability of the realm, and religious persecution was only adopted when certain religious groups threatened this peace.”

The SN is in Aq in the 2nd House ruled by Uranus which forms a waxing conjunction with  Saturn in Cancer in the 7th House.  In previous lives Elizabeth experienced emotional shocks and trauma through her family relationships. Her parents did not acknowledge that she was a unique individual and support her individuality. She did not relate to her parents as she felt very different from them and alientated from them. This occurred in order to force her in upon herself so she could learn to look within and learn to nurture herself rather than deriving her emotional security from external sources.  Past life childhood experiences caused her to have displaced emotions in adulthood which she projected onto her friends, lovers and past life partners. She experienced problems in her relationships on a cyclic basis as the other people in her life failed to fulfill the emotional demands she projected onto them. This served to throw her in upon herself in order for her to learn to objectively examine the underlying causes of her emotions, moods and feelings and to identify her own resources in order to become self-reliant and self-sufficient.  Subconscious memories of sudden loss or feeling trapped in restrictive relationships in the past have created a core sense of detachment from those she forms relationships with in her current life.   Whenever a relationship becomes too confining or she feels it is too restrictive she rejects the relationship. On an unconscious level she is always looking for a way to exit or escape from relationships as she is afraid of
losing her sense of freedom and individuality.   Uranus and Saturn in Cancer in the 7th  house are trine the MC in Scorpio indicating prior life experiences with a powerful and authorative father.  Uranus and Saturn are semi-sextile the NN in Leo in the 8th house indicating a current life intention to be separated from family members who are symbols of power and royalty. Elizabeth's father,  Henry VIII, (Uranus/Saturn trine MC), was a powerful and authoritive king, who had Elizabeth's mother, Queen Anne Boleyn, beheaded, when Elizabeth was barely three years old, declaring her a bastard and sending her to live in isolation from him and other family members in a separate estate.
Elizabeth was raised by servants -  “We are more bound to them that bringeth us up well, than to our parents, for our parents do that which is natural for them, that is bringeth us into the world, but our bringers up are a cause to make us live well in it.” - (Elizabeth).
With Uranus in Cancer, Elizabeth was determined not to follow in her mother's footsteps.  Saturn is semi-sextile the NN in Leo and sextile the Sun in Virgo, both in the 8th house, symbolizing her distrust of forming intimate relationships with men who might at any time betray her, abandon her, or have her put to death in the same way her father did with his many wives. “Elizabeth's journey to the throne was indeed one that could have defeated a lesser spirit.  Until she was ten, and her father's marriage with Catherine Parr, her life was marked with a constant change of stepmothers. Watching her father's relationships with the women in his life probably taught her many things. One hard lesson she learnt at eight: what her father professed to love one day he could simply destroy the next.  It's not surprising that Elizabeth said, not long after Katherine Howard's execution, 'I shall never marry. '” Saturn is inconjunct the SN and Uranus is biquintile the SN indicating that the same dynamic was in play in previous lives.  With Taurus on the 4th house cusp, Elizabeth would learn to nurture herself and supply for her own emotional needs and emotional security. The Moon which rules Cancer is in Taurus in the 3rd House. Elizabeth chose to nuture herself and her mind by reading, writing and studying (Mercury and Venus in the 9th house)  and sustain herself emotionally through music (Saturn trine Neptune Rx in the 2nd).  With Mars in Gemini in the 5th House trine Mercury in Libra in the 9th Elizabeth was instinctually driven to study and learn foreign languages and could read and speak five languages fluently.

With PPP in Leo in the 7th House, Elizabeth came into this life as a natural loner with a prior life instinctual impulse to maintain her need for freedom and independence. Previous lives of isolation brought her to a point in which her growth was limited and she needed to learn to open up to other people in order to learn who and what she was and to actualize her special destiny. Early in life Elizabeth would experience difficulties in relationships manifesting as emotional, intellectual, and physical confrontations with other people as she had an evolutionary need to experience the sense of being attacked by others, or attacking others,  and of being misunderstood or misunderstanding another.  These confrontations served to help Elizabeth develop an awareness of other people's motives and intentions in order to gain an understanding of where they were coming from.   The NN is in Leo in the 8th House trine Jupiter in Sag in the 12th house.   Elizabeth's early years were fraught with danger as powerful men tried to use her as a pawn in order to achieve their political ambitions. “Powerful, cruel men all played a part in the early years of Elizabeth - Thomas Seymour, Edward Seymour, John Dudley and Thomas Wyatt. All these men tried to use Elizabeth and tried to ensnare her into their webs of political intrigue and danger.”  Elizabeth often feigned illness in order to avoid becoming involved in dangerous or life-threatening situations.  The NNR is the Sun in Virgo in the 8th House.  Elizabeth would experience cataclysmic events and crisises throughout her life before and after establishing her special purpose and function in the world as Queen of England. These events would force her to examine the motives and intentions of anyone trying to establish an intimate relationship with her. The Sun in Virgo in the 8th House (NNR) forms a waxing sextile with Uranus (SNR), which is conjunct Saturn, in Cancer in the 7th house. Elizabeth's desire to maintain her freedom and independence coupled with her need and desire to open up to others and form close emotional relationships led her learn to withhold her love and avoid committing herself in intimate, sexual or political relationships with powerful men whom she perceived as having hidden motives or agendas when proposing marriage to her in a very unusual and unique way.  “The tension and risk of civil war amongst the nobles on account of the reluctance of Elizabeth towards male company and outright refusal to marriage cannot be underestimated. Parliament repeatedly petitioned her to marry and in 1566 the House of Commons even threatened to withhold funds if she did not marry. To end the intolerable tension, Elizabeth manufactured a brilliant solution--from no earlier than 1566 she began wearing a wedding band as recognition to her "marriage to England". Thus from 1566, she maintained she was technically married. Furthermore, it appears from the same time Elizabeth permitted a handful of trusted men of her court to enter her private quarters, causing the spreading of numerous rumours of the Queen having illicit "affairs", including Rober Dudley, Earl of Leicester and later such nobles as François, Duke of Anjou in 1581-- 22 years her junior.”  With PPP in Leo in the 7th House,  Elizabeth was either instinctually attracted to a diversity of potential partners.   Many of these attractions were physical or sexual attractions.  Mars is in Gemini in the 5th house suggests she had multiple romantic affairs that may or may not have been sexual in nature.  “...she adored the attention and encouraged the advances of a number of famous English names from the Tudor era, namely Christopher Hatton, Walter Raleigh and Robert Dudley...” In addition she was “approached by many foreign suitors  including Philip of Spain, Arch Duke Charles of Austria, and Prince Henry of Anjou.”
With PPP in Leo in the 7th House, Elizabeth sought out relationships in which she was the dominant force leading to  unequal situations.  These relationships would end in separation and allow her to maintain her 1st House Pluto prior life orientation towards freedom and independence.  This of course kept her from meeting her current evolutionary needs and desires as she refused to form relationships with another on an equal basis out of a fear that doing so  might interfere with her actualizing and maintaining her special destiny. Over the course of her life, she would seek out relationships only to reject and repel them over and over again.

Although Elizabeth never married and is known as “The Virgin Queen,”  she was not likely a virgin.  Mars in Gemini in the 5th is symbolic of having multiple lovers or children. It is also an indication of sexual issues involving siblings or parents.  Scorpio is on the 10th house cusp and its ruler, Pluto is in AQ in the 1st house, symbolizing physical sexual abuse by a father figure which may possibly have led to a birth.  Elizabeth's “step-father,” Thomas Seymour, who married Elizabeth's step-mother, Catharine Parr, often visited her bedchamber when she was a  14 year old teenager.  There is speculation that they had sexual relations and he may have impregnated her. “During her two year stay at Chelsea, there is strong evidence that Thomas Seymour repeatedly raped and sexually molested Elizabeth resulting in her falling pregnant.”  According to Alison Weir,  “Throughout the spring and early summer of 1549, gossip about the Admiral and the Lady Elizabeth continued. Jane Dormer remembered a country midwife alleging that around this time a gentleman had called upon her in the middle of the night and taken her blindfolded, riding pillion, to a great mansion that she had never seen before, there to attend to 'a very fair young lady'. When the child was born, the man caused it to be 'miserably destroyed'. Many believed, then and later, that the young mother was none other than Elizabeth, although there is no other evidence for it and the midwife herself could not be sure of the identity of her patient."

In addition to a possible prenancy at age 14, there is speculation that Elizabeth had a child with Robert Dudley.  “...there were rumours of affairs even during her lifetime - the majority of which surrounded her intense friendship with Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester, a cousin of the Queen's and a friend from childhood... In 1559 she had his bedchamber moved next to her personal apartments, further igniting rumours of a sexual liaison...by the end of 1561 Elizabeth was confined to bed with a mysterious illness...According to witnesses she was suffering from dropsy...The Spanish ambassador reported she had a swelling of the abdomen...But by far the most compelling evidence is the testimony of the man who claimed to be the product of that pregnancy...Arthur Dudley... recorded in three letters, known collectively as the Englefield Papers.... After surviving  her brush with smallpox...  She suddenly composed a very personal set of prayers that seemed to refer to a great sin she had committed..She made some harsh decisions during her reign - dispatching fleets and waging wars - but in these prayers she is confessing to a sexual sin and one of the greatest sacrifices of her life: the abandonment of a child by its mother."

Did Elizabeth become pregnant and give up her children?  I'm not sure but its possible.  Mars is in Gemini in the 5th house and the Moon in Taurus in the 3rd house which can correlate to multiple children.  Gemini is ruled by Mercury in Libra in the 9th house and Taurus by Venus in Libra in the 9th house – duplicity regarding relationships with children?. The Moon opposite Scorpio MC – abandonment of children for political reasons? The Moon which rules Cancer on the 7th house is sesiquadrate the Sun in Virgo in the 8th house which is square Jupiter in Sagittarius in the 12th house - – guilt, lies, denial, suffering  due to abandoning a baby?  Mercury is square Uranus in the 7th conjunct Saturn and opposition the moon in the 3rd – separation from the responsibility of her babies?  . Mars semi-sextile Saturn – birth.  Neptune in the 2nd square the 5th house cusp -  giving up a child for adoption providing financial support only? Hmmm.
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Hi Rad and Group,

I'm still wondering if Elizabeth had any children.  I had to wrap my analysis up so I could do my taxes  :-)  Now that I got that out of the way, I find myself focusing on Elizabeth and this question once again.  I did a google search on "Asteroid symbolizing unwanted pregnancy" and found one:

"Nessus: Nessus represents primitive, unrestrained energy which can destroy without thinking and thus is destroyed by the same energy it seeks to dominate. This asteroid is also implicated in ancestral sin or the violation of one family member by another. "Family" can also refer to corporate or community groups. Issues of scapgoating, illegitimacy, incest, rape, unwanted pregnancy and conflict over wills or inheritances can be involved. Often the problems implicating Nessus are generational in span and duration."

Elizabeth has Nessus 28 AQ RX conjunct SN in the 2nd House opp NN in the 8th House.  So again, I wonder.

I also ran across a very interesting painting:

http://www.sirbacon.org/gallery/carrliz.html

I'm about to research the painting.  In this article the author speculates that Francis bacon was Elizabeth's son.  That doesn't resonate with me for some reason, but I still feel that she did have two pregnancies. Rad?  

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Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Rad on Mar 10, 2012, 08:58 AM
Hi Rad,
Sorry for the delay in posting Queen Elizabeth’s analysis. I couldn’t  do anything the last week and I am resuming the work now, so I will need a few days more.
I have a procedure question. Looking at virginity I am not sure if I analyze all here, or only some general considerations because we will have another step regarding sexuality. 
Thanks for your patience.
God Bless
Mirta


Hi Mirta,

Yes, include this in your EA analysis now.

God Bless, Rad


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: Steven on Mar 11, 2012, 12:57 AM
Elizabeth Tudor (1533-1603)

The Past:
Pluto Rx in Aquarius, 1st House
South Node: Aquarius, 2nd House
South Node Ruler: Uranus in Cancer, 7th House

The Future:
PPP: Leo, 7th House
North Node: Leo, 8th House

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With Pluto in the angular First House, we can see that a new evolutionary cycle is beginning for this soul, and Elizabeth no doubt intuited this “call to the new” as both a special sense of destiny and a deep desire for independence and freedom.  Yet the active, expressive desire for self-discovery that is reflected by the First House archetype is at odds with the core tendency of Pluto to seek security through familiarity. Pluto’s placement here suggests a pre-existing inner conflict: the soul naturally gravitates to independence, self-discovery and freedom, yet at the same time, Pluto’s presence here shows that the soul has tended to resist the instinctual pull to evolve beyond its current state of development. This is true, I am sure, for all souls, but I feel that this dilemma is emphasized here and gives us a good feel for Elizabeth’s inner psychological landscape: an instinctual push towards independence and newness (Uranus/Aquarius), versus a strong pull to maintain security through traditional structure and order (Saturn/Capricorn).

This push-pull is reflected throughout the chart: Pluto Rx is in Aquarius (barely at 00), which indicates that she has experienced some lifetimes questioning or rebelling against the status quo,  yet the sign on the cusp of the 1st—the ascendant, and her outlook on this life—is cautious, conservative Capricorn.  The SN is also in Aquarius in the 2nd,  yet the ruler of the SN, Uranus in Cancer, is conjunct—Saturn.

The Saturnine influence, especially regarding structure and leadership, seems nearly as strong as her tendency to question or challenge the status quo: Saturn is indeed widely opposite Pluto and this indicates that the soul has been learning lessons relative to external power and authority, and reflects the soul’s need to actualize its own authority within society.  This is echoed by Pluto’s phasal relationship to Mars in full quarter trine, which indicates a soul that is “full of itself” as JWG put it, and whose evolutionary experiences must now be creatively actualized. Elizabeth seems to have succeeded in actualizing these leadership goals, which seem both personally/egoically driven (1st House Pluto) and yet dependent upon the consensus power structures of others (Capricorn/Saturn,) while equally engaged in an attempt to revolutionize/reform the power structure (Aquarius.) Overall, she gave the impression of almost managing to balance a variety of contradictions in both her character and her governmental style.

Reading possible meanings of her Aquarian Pluto and South Node, within the 2nd house focus, I do sense that she experienced several traumatic lifetimes in which her survival was threatened or ended thanks to “being different” or by challenging social forms, and that she may have derived her sense of personal strength from siding with these revolutionary factions and groups (Aquarius), am external dependency which will need be abandoned in further evolutionary development. I also sense that she expressed a complex archetype of Aquarius by trying to return to an older value system than those of her contemporaries.  This becomes interesting when we consider that the concept of Divine Right which the Tudors, Stuarts and other dynasties of the early modern/Renaissance eras used to help restructure feudal fragmentation into nationhood was both “new” (in comparison to the loose confederations of feudal warlords under the titular governance of the Church) and “old” with its revival of the notion of one divinely appointed monarch reigning over an unified state.

In this way, I see much of Elizabeth’s reign as evocative of a very potent old/new, Capricorn/Aquarian split : she was autocrat (Capricorn) as well as forward-thinking ruler dependent on wise council (Aquarius), defender of the (new!) faith as well as private religious populist,  etc. Given her evolutionary status as 3rd stage consensus, this seems a good example of how the Aquarian archetype might likely express through consensus leadership roles.

Yet as successful as most people would agree Elizabeth’s reign to be, it is the cost to her personal life that captures most often the public’s interest. The past-life trauma suggested by her Aquarian SN inconjunct Venus, by Uranus/Saturn in Cancer in the 7th, by Pluto square her Moon in Taurus and by Chiron square Juno/ASC in opposition to Venus certainly seems to have been re-created and re-experienced in her early life.  

The 3rd house placement of Chiron, and of her Moon squaring Pluto, specifically points to the wounding influence and threat from her siblings, especially her sister Mary. (I assume that this relationship had pre-existing karmic causes. ) Mars in Gemini can also reflect karmic sexual issues with siblings or parents, and the 7th house Uranus/Saturn in Cancer again pinpoints emotional restriction and trauma within the family and/or intimate relationships. With Chiron in Aries, even her very ability to exist, TO BE, has been threatened, and was also threatened in this lifetime from an early age.

That Elizabeth managed to develop the strength to rise above these traumatic early-life experiences (and the general tenor of the unstable religious/political climate of her era) is admirable, and certainly reflects the evolutionary trajectory reflected by Pluto in the 1st House, yet emotional/sexual healing, genuine intimacy and inner self-transformation seem clearly to be the focus of future lives (NN in Leo in 8th House).

Venus in Libra gives us some hints as to how the problems from the past may have arisen: the soul has experienced extremes of social isolation and social immersion, trying to learn who it is by "who it is not" and has tended to value itself only in relation to how it was valued by others. Thus all the family traumas and attacks (from both past and current lifetimes) may be said to provide a spur to the soul’s need to develop and assert a strong sense of self and security from within (a phase already in progress, via Pluto in 1st house) and then next learn how to share the self with full honesty, expressiveness and intimacy (NN Leo in 8th).

As a personal aside, I am struck by how externalized-- how re-created and expressed--all the symbols (and corresponding beliefs/experiences) in the chart seem to be in this soul's lifetime as queen. Are there specific symbols (aspects, perhaps?) that I am too new to notice which might in themselves demonstrate that this is a lifetime of such vivid externalization and re-creation of a soul's patterns?  Or is this simply a function of stage development-- that lifetimes of inner exploration (rather than externalization) are only really possible at later stages of soul development?

To return to the chart, as further reflections of core wounding and emotional challenge, Chiron forms squares with Juno, Pallas Athene and Venus, reflecting ongoing conflicts between creative/intellectual accomplishments and relationship/sexual needs, as well as an essential androgyny and discomfort with standard gender roles. Pallas’ influence (in the 6th House) should be clear here, as Elizabeth rejected many aspects of traditional womanhood to claim her power as her “father’s daughter” and as an intelligent, strategizing politician --at cost to her personal life.  Much of her Virgin Queen persona actually derives from the archetypal virginity and persona of Pallas Athena, a powerful woman in a man’s world, etc.  Another “virgin”, Vesta, joins Pallas in the 6th House as a further signifier of Elizabeth’s dedication to her work and service as leader of her people—at an emotional cost.

Equally, Juno on her Capricorn ascendant is fascinating in its influence: typical interpretations would suggest a need for a traditional, long-term relationship (Capricorn) as the foundation or theme of her life, and for Elizabeth, this proved true, with potential marriage a constant theme in her early reign and then ultimately, with a deep symbolic marriage to her kingdom and to her role as queen--- a marriage both “rebellious” in regards to consensus expectations and yet “traditional” at the same time.

Mars in Gemini in reflects a desire structure that is energized by independent thinking, and a desire to question accepted opinion that can come across as argumentativeness and combativeness. This is clearly part of her evolutionary need to question the consensus, per her Aquarian Pluto, yet it was most popularly known as the “temperamental” side of the queen, often reported and dreaded by her council and courtiers. In Venus in Libra in the 9th, which allows for so much awareness of relativity and other perspectives, we discover another trait lamented by her council: vacillation at critical decision-making junctions. Yet each of these traits further her soul’s need to question the consensus, develop her own set of values free from philosophical/religious dogma, and evolve from the level we call Consensus state to Individuated.

Both the NN and the PPP are in Leo, in the 8th House and 7th House, respectively, and I sense that the new evolutionary need here is for the soul to derive its sense of self not from a powerful social role (Capricorn), or from what “it is not” (Aquarius/Venus in Libra), but from divining what it is from within (solar power of Leo) and through intimate relationship (7th House), finally freed/healed of trauma and fear (8th House).

As for her actual “virginity” or sexual problems, there are enough signifiers—Pallas (with its squares) and Vesta in 6th house of health, Mars in Gemini which can signify sexual infantilism or dysfunction--- that I conclude Elizabeth was indeed uncomfortable with the sexual act, and preferred to sublimate her energies into her intellectual development (Mars in Gemini in 5th, Mercury and Venus in 9th), her work (Vesta in 6th), and her “image” as Gloriana, the Faerie Queen. There have been many historical rumors that she may have given birth at some point in great secret, and gave up the child to preserve her throne: I am not yet able to discern this through astrological symbols, but my intuition tells me that this is possible, and that further discomfort existed because the soul was experiencing a gender shift (which is suggested by Pluto in an angular house.)


Title: Re: PRACTICING THE EA PARADIGM BY USING THE CHARTS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
Post by: mirta on Mar 13, 2012, 02:09 PM
Hi Rad and Group,
Thanks for your contributions and for waiting


Queen Elizabeth I                    
 
“I know I have the body but of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king”
                     “Ye may have a greater prince, but ye shall never have a more loving prince.”

3rd stage consensus
Pluto in 1st House in Aquarius, ruler Uranus in 7th in Cancer, also ruler of SN in 2nd  house in Aquarius. PPP in Leo in 7th hose, ruler Sun in 8th house in Virgo; NN in 8th house in Leo.

Pluto in 1st house in Aquarius: The Soul has initiated a new evolutionary cycle, with experimental stages in former lives. With an instinctive feeling of special destiny, it has a strong need and sense of freedom and independence in its process of individual self-discovering; and clearly within the consensus paradigm with regard to society needs and aims, an advanced process of deconditioning in individuality aspects is ongoing:” I regret the unhappiness of princes who are slaves to forms and fettered by caution.”
Liberation from crystallized forms of self definition according to society has already been learned in prior lives. Burying the past is part of the evolutionary intention. (Pluto opposite Saturn, Saturn NP conjunct Pluto’s ruler; PPP conjunct N Saturn and N Vesta).Nevertheless, “The past cannot be cured” (SN Chiron trine NN, sextile SN and inconjunct Sun, Chiron conjunct Neptune opposite Venus, Moon and 4th house ruler).The emotional and physical confrontations in the first part of her life were intended to promote understanding and awareness of where she and others come from.
Her fidelity and fundamental identity was with herself. “My Lords, do whatever you wish. As for me, I shall do no otherwise than pleases me.” “I will never be by violence constrained to do anything.”
  
The evolutionary intention in this lifetime and before was to discover something unique in itself, which created a process of continuous becoming. However, Pluto’s security needs based on which is familiar, as well as the need to know “why” before acting or actualizing a desire still creates identity conflicts.

Evolution requires that this intense need of independence and freedom becomes balanced with the need of relationship, to understand that both are relevant.
The Soul has already been a solitary, and in this lifetime has achieved some balance having the courage to be a group of one as well as intensely participating and devoting to social, public relationships and life.
She was able to link her individual goal with her society’s goal, and with a socialized reason to exist.
The Soul already was a clever and wise leader but it’s abuse of power created trauma to other people (Pluto in 1st house opposite Saturn conjunct Uranus in 7th house, SN inconjunct Saturn conjunct Uranus), this abuse of power and trauma could also be exerted in intimate relationships (Saturn conjunct Uranus square Mercury, 5th house ruler, 5th house Mars opposite Jupiter in Sag).
In any case, natural guilt resides in the Soul and it’s open, equilibrated and careful government as well as her refusal to be in a relationship in which she couldn’t be with a full hearth reflect that the necessary lessons were in an ongoing process of learning.
In an epoch in which public life and power was interdicted to women, Elizabeth exerted a real power by her own right. Her access to the throne was hereditary, but her actual rulership and acknowledgment was owned by her courage, decision, cleverness, self reliance and fidelity to her consciousness.
She was without doubt, a female ruler accepted by her contemporaries because of her exceptional qualities; they condoned the individual, not the concept of female majesty.
Then she had to adapt to that epochal view (she also shared some of this patterns), so she said:” I have the heart of a man, not a woman, and I am not afraid of anything.” But she had not; Anne Boleyn, her mother, had said that “Poets and women are always free with their hearts, are they not?”, and Elizabeth remained always free and true in her heart (Sun square Jupiter in Sag in 12th conjunct Lilith, SN Jupiter, Sn Vesta, Sn Uranus and Astraea in 11th house)    

She was free and able to actualize and manifest her intellectual capacities
'Her mind has no womanly weakness’, 'her perseverance is equal to that of a man' wrote approvingly Roger Ascham, her distinguished tutor. And later, 'She readeth more Greek every day, than some Prebendaries of this Church do in a whole week.' And so she did; Elizabeth's love of scholarship never faltered and, in an age when women were considered inferior to men, she was a glorious exception. (Venus in Libra in 9th house trine Pluto in Aquarius; Mercury in Libra in 9th house trine its ruled Mars in Gemini in 5th house conjunct Ceres , and sextile Jupiter in Sag; Jupiter trine NN in 8th house; Metis opposition Pluto and conjunct Ascendant ruler Saturn; Sophia in 8th house trine Moon in 3rd and square Mars).

She was also able to use her feminine wisdom and understanding in leading her own life and her reign (Sun in Virgo square Jupiter in Sag conjunct Lilith, ruled by Mercury in Libra in 9th house ruled by Venus in 9th house Libra, square Pallas conjunct Vesta in Gemini in 6h house, sextile Urania in Scorpio in 10th house conjunct SN Metis. Pallas in Gemini in 6th house inconjunct Pluto, trine SN, sextile NN and opposite Jupiter. Jupiter conjunct Lilith and opposite Pallas is BP novile Pluto. Metis in 2º26’ Leo FP opposite Pluto, LQP square Moon, sextile Venus, inconjunct SN Sophia that is conjunct SN, trine Amazone conjunct Neptune, conjunct SN Vesta, Saturn and Neptune, opposition Juno conjunct Ascendant and SN Saturn and Pluto,).  
She manifested will and courage to be different and innovative, to walk alone finding her leadership capacities, being a living model for others to do the same.    
Here may reside the admiration she inspired in poets and thinkers, who find her ‘unique’, that her one-ness staggers the universe:

I weepe for ioy to see the Sunne looke old,
To see the Moone mad at her often change,
To see the stares only by night to shine,
Whilst you are still bright, still one, still diuine. . .
(Thomas Dekker, Old Fortunatus)

It was said that she hasn’t directly encouraged or supported culture, however art and science flourished during her reign, may be the innovative and free personal attitude and social climate she allowed, was the “culture broth” for that.
Being able to become aware of the foundations and nature of its desires and why and how this desires determine its reality, she could help others to do the same. (Pluto 10th house ruler in 1st, Mars in 5th in Gemini sesquisquare Pluto and conjunct Vesta and Pallas in 6th, Sun in Virgo in 8th house). Given its former experience the Soul had the ability to understand the group’s needs and promoting their development with a future’s vision.

With PPP in 7th house in Leo the Soul is learning to involve in relationships in equality, learning to give instead of receiving, and to listen to the other, but assuming command of its destiny, actualizing its goals, future and ideas about itself, leading ideas into action.
In order to do it she needed to minimize her security needs and learning to not waiting that others support her goals and strategies.
The problems she had during childhood were intended to teach her not having her needs met by another person in order to avoid projections and learning lessons of equality, listening and giving, as well as awareness of intentions, motivations and  other’s needs. They were also an opportunity to actualize the evolutionary need of developing objectivity and detachment from relationships that prevent growing.
She needed to overcome the group and individual’s impact in order to deepen the consciousness of her own individuality. She learned and was able to affirm her individual purpose and relate it to a social relevant need.
Emotional shocks, abandon and rejection learned her who is really a friend and who is not :“From mine enemy let me defend myself; from a pretensed friend, good lord deliver me.” “Where minds differ and opinions swerve there is scant a friend in that company”. “Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested.”
She learned that her power resided in being different and that she had the inherent power to act as an instrument of a renewing and creative change. This metamorphosis affirmed her self reliance and allowed to clearly understand who she was and actualizing her creative purpose.

SN in 2nd house in Aquarius: The innate sense of self-sufficiency and self reliance was developed as a way to actualize the Soul’s desires and evolutionary intentions of independence, freedom and equality in relationships and a clear and unconditioned individuality (ruler Uranus in 7th NP conjunct Saturn).
The Soul has needed to seclude itself in former lives in order to learn to identify its individual needs, values and capacities, and in the current life it feels attracted to withdrawal in order  to interiorize its consciousness focus (Vesta trine SN and sextile NN in 8th house in Leo), and discover inside its values and needs.
Firmly rooted in itself the Soul has learned to identify its essence as different from the phenomenal circumstances and external conditionings.

I too see the Queen in the cusp from 3rd consensus to 1st individuated in her values identification, because I believe that in this lifetime she has learned to identify with the personal resources that create the means for individual independence. However in a social plane she focused more in material values as a vehicle for independence, but nevertheless the evolutionary intention led to confrontations in order to reveal her values system limitations.
I wonder if in former lives the Soul could be imprisoned because of violations to natural other’s rights in order to obtain material wealth and created trauma to others because of that (SN in 2nd inconjunct Saturn conjunct SN ruler Uranus in 7th, Saturn inconjunct Jupiter in Sag in 12th, Jupiter opposite Mars in 5th house Gemini, Mars sesquiquadrate Pluto in 1st).

NN in 8th house in Leo has created the need, and the means, to unite with other persons in order to exert her power and actualizing the evolutionary PPP intentions. Aware of it she supported on a Council advice,( the “frog” was forced out of the well); this way she created the possibility of a metamorphosis allowing the emergence of a new way to relate others and to reality but fundamentally with herself, becoming aware of the limitations related to her values, needs and self image (Moon in Taurus inconjunct Venus, sesquisquare Sun and square Pluto).
She was learning to unite to others without depending on them, this way actualizing the evolutionary intentions related to 7th house PP by means of 8th house Leo NN.
It looks like she was afraid of not being able to do it in marriage.

RELIGION
Elizabeth I was a religious pragmatist (Venus in 9th house and its ruler conjunct Sun in Virgo in 8th house, inconjunct Moon in Taurus in 3rd house; Mars in Gemini in 5th house trine Mercury in 9th)
She had a clear discrimination sense (“Those who appear the most sanctified are the worst”) united to a practical understanding and wisdom, and she actualized her purpose of throwing off illusions and delusions in order to exert power in a fair way.  (9th house ruler Venus conjunct Sun in Virgo and sextile Metis, SN Venus and Mars in Libra; Sun conjunct Venus opposite Neptune).
After the power problems related to religion with her sister she adopted a protestant cult but accepting in it elements of Catholicism ( Sun in 8th house opposition Neptune sesquisquare Moon square Pluto and ruled by Venus in 9th house), establishing an English Protestant Church of which she became the Supreme Governor .
She was more moderate and open than her father and half siblings,  she did not persecute Catholics with conviction. (Venus in Libra, also SN Venus and Mars in Libra, Mercury in 9th house sextile Jupiter in Sag, Astraea in 11th house in Sag conjunct Jupiter and biseptile Neptune).

JUSTICE – ASTRAEA
The Virgin Queen was named by the poets as Gloriana, Belphoebe (alluding to Artemis) and Astraea, virgin goddess of Justice.
In her chart, asteroid  Astraea is in 16º Sag in 11th house conjunct Jupiter, SN Vesta and Uranus, Lilith and SN Jupiter; semisquare Pluto; opposite Mars, Vesta and Pallas; square Sun,; trine R.L. and SN Chiron; inconjunct Uranus and Saturn and sextile Mercury
 “In Greek mythology, Astraea or AstreaS (star-maiden") was a daughter of Zeus and Themis or of Eos and Astraeus. She and her mother were both personifications of justice, though Astraea was also associated with innocence and purity. She is always associated with the Greek Goddess of justice, Dike, who used to live on Earth but left, sickened by human greed.
Astraea, the celestial virgin, was the last of the immortals to live with humans during Golden Age the old Greek religion's five deteriorating Ages of Man. According to Ovid, Astraea abandoned the earth during the Iron Age. Fleeing from the new wickedness of humanity, she ascended to heaven to become the constellation Virgo; the scales of justice she carried became the nearby constellation Libra. . .
According to legend, Astraea will one day come back to Earth, bringing with her the return of the utopian Golden Age of which she was the ambassador.” Wikipedia).
Queen Elizabeth became poetically identified in literature with the celestial virgin as the virgin Queen reigning over a new Golden Age.
In Hymns to Astraea (1599) John Davies characterized Gloriana’s rule as captivating her subjects with an authority based on honor and “straight rule”

B y this straight Rule she rectifies
E ach thought that in her hart doth rise;
T his is her clearer true mirror,
H er looking glass, wherein she spies
A ll forms of Truth and Error
 
She could have been a feminine leader in matriarchal times that exerted power with justice and then was persecuted and imprisoned in patriarchal vandalic times (Astraea conjunct Jupiter in Sag conjunct Lilith and SN Jupiter, SN Vesta and Uranus; semisquare Pluto and opposite Mars; inconjunct Saturn conjunct Uranus, novile DML).
The Grand Trine with NN in 8th house and RL in Aries conjunct SN Chiron reflects the intention of reparation of these leadership wounds, as well as the Soul’s power abuses, in a just and fair exercise of power and cutting away false patriarchal roles and distortions and reclaiming its natural healthy expression.

THE VIRGIN QUEEN

Thus, sacred Virgin, Muse of chastity,
This difference is betwixt the Moone and thee:
Shee shines by Night, but thou by Day do’st shine:
Shee monthly changeth; thou dost nere decline:
Yet neither Sun, nor Moone, thou canst be named,
Because thy light hath both their beauties shamed:
Then, since an heavenly Name doth thee befall,
Thou Virgo art ( if any sine at all)
   Richard Banfield, Cynthia,(1595)


I was trying to correlate virginity in her life and chart according to the two meanings of this concept, which apparently were present in Queen Elizabeth’s Soul and epochal spirit.
The classical concept of virginity is unmarried, and the virgin goddesses (with which she was associated by the poets, and that her asteroids reflect) refer to the aspect/s of the feminine soul that is “whole in itself”, not needing relationships to be, that doesn’t belong to anyone; that Soul’s aspect that follows its own internal values and truth. (Renaissance’s art and thought was a return to classical concepts).  
In a Christian sense virginity means chastity.
It seems that she was playing with this double sense when referring to herself as a virgin, and with regard to her image (Moon in 3rd house, Vesta in Gemini conjunct Pallas).

Both concepts are interrelated in her chart.
With Venus in Libra, and SN of Venus and Mars balsamic conjunct in Libra, the Soul has already been learning to balance its need for independence with the need to be in relationship, and strives toward role equality and interchangeability. It has already desired to unite the inner male and female through sexual role equality, and has been learning to honor its own needs, not just the needs of the partner.
The Soul has tried to embrace Aries polarity, but wounds and trauma remained related to patriarchal violence and repression (Venus opposite Chiron conjunct Amazone in Aries, which is T- square Juno in Cap conj. Ascendant and SN Saturn and Pluto opposite Uranus conjunct Saturn in 7th house)
In this lifetime the Soul was still balancing its inner male/female embracing Aries polarity and integrating it through Resolution Lilith.
In addition, Venus/Mars FQP phase correlates with the need to establish and make real the new patterns, but at the same time the fear of sliding back into old patterns seems to have been very intense; the Soul strives to complete its resolution in this secondary life before the trine.
On the other hand, Venus DP trine Pluto, 4º separative, reflects that the ongoing process of socialization of the evolutionary purpose is advanced and she clearly understands how society works, and how to establish her individualized social purpose within it without provoking reactions because of society’s feeling of challenge or threat.
This allowed her to use the double meaning of virginity, or to referring to her virginity instead of celibacy. This duality seems also reflect the cusp between consensus and individuated stage, she actualized her self-completeness   (individuated trait) but presented it under the manifestation of the chastity that the social consensus valuated.
In any case, bringing the prescription of feminine virtue into the political arena, literally and metaphorically, was particularly problematic for the feminine ruler
In Elizabeth’s time female “virginity” was in high valuation. In Renaissance, men have attempted to construct women gender as “chaste, silent and obedient”. Silent an obedient was she not, however studies on gender in her epoch, based on her pictures, found that “she beareth two “persons”, the one of a most royal Queene or Empresse, the other of a vertuos and beautiful Lady”
Young women were advised that “a virtuous demeanour & honest behaviour, would be a more sightier ornament “, and women must cultivate and present a spiritual face. In the light of these stringent and moral discourses, Elizabeth’s self presentation as the ‘ornament of her age’ required a delicate balance (Venus in Libra ruler 4th house and Moon in 3rd) designed both to dazzle her populace with the pomp considered essential to a Renaissance monarch, and to reassure them of her feminine virtue and wisdom.
Elizabeth found a way to synthesize both aspects of virginity (at least in her public image): supported in her “chastity” she was able to exert her right to not marry as her range and function required, and uniting in this sense feminine wholeness with “masculine” rights and authority.
Her identity could be balanced between public and private, she had the power and ability to understand how society works and how to establish her own individualized social purpose within it as well as actualizing her special destiny of a higher individualized nature for which the Soul created “fated “events.(Venus in Libra in 9th house sextile Metis , ruler 4th house DP t