Hi Rad and group,
I completely deleted my last assignment as I had been using the wrong house system (changing Pluto from 11th to 12th). I am much happier with the re-write (Merc Rx!) below since receiving your answers to my questions Rad. I would also like to thank Skywalker who helped me via our Skype discussion.
EA analysis of Marilyn Monroe’s
South Node of Neptune Aquarius 6th
Ruler of SN Nep: Uranus Pisces 8th
Current life Neptune Leo 1st
Ruler of Neptune: Sun Gemini 11th
North Node of Neptune Leo 1st
Ruler of NN Nep: Sun Gemini 11th
Although never officially diagnosed, many studies of Marilyn Monroe’s life predominantly reach agreement that she had the mental illness known as Bipolar Disorder (or manic depression). This disorder manifests as elevated or agitated moods known as mania, alternating with episodes of depression. These fluctuating episodes greatly impaired Marilyn’s ability to function in ordinary life. Later in her life one of her psychiatrists commented on the severity of Marilyn’s condition: “Marilyn is a very sick girl.” Another syndrome she was thought to have was Histrionic Personality Disorder, classed as a mental disorder, and characterized by enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition and emotion such as a high need for attention, inappropriate seductive behavior, and excessively strong emotions.
Marilyn’s Pluto Cancer 12th shows that the Soul was learning the evolutionary lesson of internal security. The sickness stored within the Soul originated in the emotional body and correlated to many past lives of not receiving sufficient nurturing or appreciation, emotional rejection/non-responsiveness of a parent, an emotionally dominating parent who was abusive, cruel and vindictive, a lack of trust based on being let down by people in whom she had become overly dependent, sexual abuse by a parent, not being fed enough food as a baby, or being neglected as a baby. She was an emotional wreck!
In the current life, she had been rejected by her mother, a paranoid schizophrenic, who had lived in a psychiatric hospital most of her life, and had had an absent father (Saturn Scorpio 4th Rx). The Soul lesson was to break free from excessive attachment to external sources of security. Therefore many of these experiences of emotional neglect and neediness repeated themselves in the current life in order that the necessary changes and evolutionary lessons could be realized. Marilyn would constantly be forced back in upon herself to examine the inner dynamics that created each emotional crisis. Being what many considered the ‘epitome of femininity’ it is likely that Marilyn had been a female for many lifetimes seeking to unite the anima/animus.
With Pluto in the 12th house, the emotional depth of the Soul was profound. There was a deep desire to heal the emotional body. The emotional make-up was extremely intense, sensitive, touchy and moody. She expected her displaced emotional needs to be met by others in a childlike way. To feel secure required a bottomless pit of emotional nurturing. For Marilyn, the two distinct emotional cycles – withdrawal because emotion was manifesting from the subconscious realms, and becoming animated due to processing the emotions – became extremely distorted and had resulted in mental disorders in the current life. This past life karmic pattern was unresolved within the deeper unconscious. The Soul in the current life had to deal with the unfinished business of seeking to understand these dynamics and make changes. With Pluto/North Node in the 12th house, there was a need to release the suppression of the emotional body and learn to let go and surrender. There was a need to completely cut the psychic umbilical cord with the past.
With the South Node Capricorn 6th the past life impact of insufficient nurturing created a suppressive pattern that manifested as episodes of depression. Stored in the Soul was deep pain, severing and fracture of the emotional body: CRISIS held in the emotional body. It is possible the Soul had alternated between playing the masochist and the sadist. In the role of masochist, she subconsciously felt that she was being punished, was at fault, felt bad, felt judged, felt like a victim that attracted cruelty, abuse and anger, and that she deserved pain, humiliation and suffering. The sadistic pathology correlated to past life occurrences of cruelty, anger and guilt that had been suppressed. Suppressed anger is one cause of depression. Many lifetimes of suffering judgment, persecution and emotional suppression resulted in severely distorting the emotional body and creating a very negative self-image or self-worth (2nd house Virgo).
The ruler of the South Node, Saturn Scorpio 4th, shows that the sickness of the Soul that had resulted in the Bipolar Disorder originated from the suppression of emotions and hysteria. Frightened at the depth of her own emotional needs and vulnerability, she desperately clung to the past, to what is known and familiar, in a Cancer-like way, repeating the cycles of animation/withdrawal, and the extreme emotional highs alternating with bouts of depression. Her immense emotional depths were both a blessing and a curse. She was plagued with feelings of being abandoned and betrayed by those whom she had trusted. Any form of emotional rejection would trigger the implosion of hysteria and a nervous collapse would result.
Ruler of the North Node Cancer 12th, Moon Aquarius 7th conj Jupiter (a double signature of trauma) would exaggerate the emotional responses. When she was happy, she was REALLY happy. When she was sad, she was REALLY sad. And since the nature of the Moon correlates to moment-to-moment experience, one moment she would be happy, and the very next moment she would be sad. No doubt there was extreme sensitivity to what other’s thought of her. Whatever dynamics were imbalanced would be projected out onto the partner and reflected back to her through the partner. She did not feel comfortable without a partner, yet the Soul created 3 divorces in order to force the necessary evolutionary lesson of internal security by cutting the symbiotic chords between herself and her partners. Marilyn’s disorders were treated with drugs as well as psychotherapy in order to stabilize the consciousness. An important relationship was the patient/psychotherapist relationship in which she could learn to objectively view her emotional needs in a detached manner. The long experience with psychotherapy would allow the unconscious to be brought towards the conscious awareness with flashes of insight that would lead to self-revelations and healing. In this way, the self-image (Cancer) could be renewed and strengthened.
Moon opp Neptune re-emphasized the intense extremes of imbalance: the swinging from hot to cold, which would take her deeper into the depression. Moon squ Saturn shows the suppression and distortion of the natural emotional body alternating with emotional outbursts like a child, the lesson being emotional maturity. With Moon conj Jupiter she was learning about the “natural” healthy expression of emotions.
With Mars Pisces 8th, there had been past life sadistic sexual abuse, probably by the father, memories of imprisonment, and the psychology of hiding. She reverted to obsessive sexual manipulation of others in order to get the emotional sustenance that she craved. The puckering of the lips: could they be the lips of a baby seeking milk? There was also deep anger stored in the Soul due to the sadomasochistic pathology.
Neptune Leo 1st, conjunct its own South Node, symbolized the Soul’s intention in this life to confront and evolve beyond the existing limitations of the past. This was not easy since Neptune forms a t-square with Saturn Scorpio 4th (ruler of SN) and the Moon Aquarius 7th (ruler of NN) showing the inherent dynamic tension in the structure of the Soul’s consciousness. With Neptune in Leo conjunct the Ascendant, the disorder played out as a lack of control of impulses, high need for attention, making loud and inappropriate appearances, inappropriately seductive behavior, excessive need for approval, craving stimulation, and persistent manipulative behavior to achieve personal needs.
With the South Node of Neptune Aquarius and the Moon’s South Node Capricorn both in the 6th house, the trauma pattern from past lives was like a tight knot within the Soul’s consciousness. The South Node of Neptune Aquarius at the very end of the 6th house correlates to where the Soul left off in the last lifetime, that is, bringing to culmination the pathology of sadomasochism and guilt/atonement dynamics. The Soul, tying up many loose ends, re-traumatized as it moved from one crisis to the other.
Ruler of South Node of Neptune Aquarius, Uranus Pisces 8th (culminating degree), correlates to bringing to closure a series of past lives where the Soul had experienced betrayal (real or imagined), abandonment, loss and violations of trust through family relationships (Pluto Cancer). Marilyn’s 3 major relationships correlated to tying up and resolving past life karma with key partners. The Soul sought deep psychological understanding in order to evolve beyond the limitations of the crystallized patterns of the past. Uranus Pisces 8th reflects a Soul desire to understand the consequences of its desires that had caused the mental illness.
With the Planetary North Node of Neptune in Leo 12th, there had been escapism, substance abuse, excessive fantasy, sexual provocativeness, disillusionment, and loss of meaning. She suffered with nightmares and insomnia, haunted by dreams with past life content. To escape the pain she would retreat into a fantasy world, fashioning her sense of separate self into international stardom to reach a legendary iconic status (Venus Aries 9th conj the MC).
Ruler of both Neptune and the North Node of Neptune Leo, Sun Gemini 11th correlates to the Soul’s purpose in the current life to bring in new information that would allow a detachment and objectification of the emotional dynamics, and act as a stabilizer or integrator, in order to focus on the purpose of its life lessons.
Marilyn died at the age of 36, the autopsy recording cause of death as acute barbiturate poisoning resulting from probable suicide.
The intention of the North Node Cancer conj Pluto (no Pluto polarity point) was to continue to learn inner security. How? By learning to “balance” her emotional responses by taking an objective view of them (Cancer ruled by Moon Aquarius 7th), by giving herself the emotional “space” to find emotional detachment, and encouraging relationships with others who could appreciate her unique individuality. How does she change the pattern? By learning balance, creating balance and space between self and others, and surrendering to peace. How does the Soul heal? By opening up to the Universal, developing the feminine (Vesta conj NN-Pluto), and opening up HEALTHY emotions in a balanced way.
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