#38 Andrew MacBeth Anderson, Scots jurist


Andrew Macbeth Anderson, Lord Anderson DL was born on 6 November 1862 at 7 pm, getting an ascendant of 08 Cancer, (HS) or One great eye wreathed in rays and beams where one lives outside his immediate limitations and the gives the world an uncluttered view of the true self — keyword Representation.

His line of vitality or the Scorpio Sun opposing its Taurean moon suggests a constant need for Judge Anderson to affirm his views by continually specializing in one facet of the cosmos after another. He was a see-saw temperament type.

He was a Scottish barrister, judge and Liberal Party politician and eldest son of Charles Enverdale Anderson, Provost of Coupar Angus. Anderson was educated at the High School of Dundee and Edinburgh University and graduated with MA and LL.B degrees. He was awarded the Forensic Prize as the most distinguished law graduate of his year. In 1901, he married Agnes Catherine (“Kate”) Mackay from Midlothian. They had two sons and two daughters

#902 American reformer, Katherine Tingley


Katherine Tingley née Katherine Augusta Westcott, was born on July 6 1847 in Newbury, Massachusetts to James & Susan Westcott. She was mainly educated in public schools and then in a convent school in Montreal. She is best known for as Katherine Tingley, after her third husband, Philo Tingley. Little known about her two other spouses or her family life, odd living as she did so totally in the public.

She was interested in charitable activities as well as in spiritualism, and in her mission work on the Lower East Side she often combined the two.  She joined the Theosophical Society on October 13, 1894 & met William Quan Judge, who on November 17, 1875 had helped Helena Blavatsky form the order.

The Map of Tingley

Tingley has a stellium in the 11th house in Aries, with Mars just on the 10th house cusp. She was definitely a strong minded determined woman who would let others dissuade her from her purpose. This stellium shows that she gravitated toward involvements with groups, associations & and organizations that swallow up the individual and
keep her from gaining a perspective as she a person becomes lost in the group cause. in her case, she made the group reflect her personality and values so her control was always firmly in place.

Her North Node is in Libra supports this too, her Libran energy is activated by unifying people, thus she acted like a pivot point in the groups affairs. Notable though are her two yods. The first one is from Jupiter to Mars with the apex at Sagittarius 10 — (HS) Mother of the Goddess. The second one is from Saturn in Pisces to Uranus with the apex at her North Node point 14 Libra that is, also HS, medics splinting a broken leg.

Tingley & the Theosophical Society

In 1881, HPB and Henry Steele Olcott moved the Theosophical Society’s headquarters from New York City to Alydar India. After HPB’s death on May 8 1891 in London, Judge led the American branch of the society out of the international movement creating the Theosophical Society of America. He died a year later from chagres fever and supposedly left a “secret diary” bequeathing the organization to the Tingley. She reshaped it, raised funds to establish the School for the Revival of the Lost Mysteries of Antiquity, commonly called the School of Antiquity and founded the International Brotherhood League to work for the benefit of convicts, “fallen women,” and ordinary working men promoting racial harmony. As can be seen for her chart, she had a powerhouse of planets in the 11th house of hopes & objectives for her place and vision of society.

In 1898 she reformed the organization with the American Theosophical Society merged into the Universal Brotherhood with the former group now the sole entity. More importantly Tingley was now “Leader and Official Head.”

Tingley died July 11, 1929, months before Pluto was discovered, in Sweden while on a speaking tour.

Gary Busey is Back to the Future


Gary Busey playing Biff in Back to the Future is rather satirical, as he had a near death experience when he crashed a guard rail back in 1988. It made headline because he refused to wear a helmet and during the surgery to sew his head back together, the actor died on the operating table.

Gary, born William Gareth Jacob Busey, won an Academy award for fellow Texan, Buddy Holley, another irony as Busey started out as a drummer in a country-western band and played for Leon Russell, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson.

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He is a bundle temperament type, though it is hard to tell because his tenth house is crowded with a preponderance of planets in Cancer, making Saturn at home in the tenth, ill-dignified because Saturn is in its detriment in Cancer and highlighting his unsettled family life: Busey has three children from three different women, only two of which he married, but he is an incurable romantic.

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The Uranus on the tenth house cusp shows that he is versatile, and the Midheaven at 16.20 tells of his musical talent. Mars in the twelfth does tell of crashes against metal, and indeed he struck a metal guardrail, and since it is conjunct Jupiter gave him the great luck to outlive the incident. Inked2018-06-28_21-06-28_LI

Looking at the bi-wheel of the two charts we can easily see the accident. A Cosmic Cross dominates, the first from the Ascendant in Virgo to his protective Dragon’s head in the sixth (health and surgery). The second part is from Mercury in Sagittarius conjunct the Sun, probably going too far, opposite the Midheaven and Uranus – an unexpected turn, or his reflexes were not as good as he thought.  This chart suggests Busey was motoring while intoxicated so his reflexes were slowed and his judgement impaired. There is an extra support for this from the opposition of the the Moon in Libra to Mars in Aries.

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                     Busey’s Lines

  1. Line of Vitality is squared, showing Busey is an adrenaline junkie.
  2. Line of Efficiency is missing telling us Busey does not plan his life, he just falls into it.  As the majority of his planets are int he Southwestern portion of his map, while Busey tries to manage his life, he is poor at it, and usually ends up letting others do it to his detriment.  The Moon in Libra, the end of the Bundle, tells us he is a poor financial manager also.
  3. Line of  Motivation is semi-sextile suggesting that Busey needs a lot of encouragement to make changes in his life.  Another with this aspect is Herr Goebbels surprisingly.
  4. Line of Self-Determination is missing showing his disinterest in social issues.
    1. Tally two out out of four despite being a close knit bundle.

The Waterfront Saint


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On Independence Day 1924 in Newark New Jersey, Eva Marie Saint was born to Eva Marie and John Saint.  Her first role was in Elia Kazan’s on the Waterfront playing against Marlon Brando where she won the Best Supporting Actress.  The interview above discusses their introduction.  She was also in North by Northwest by Alfred Hitchcock.   Last year she attended the Oscars where she announced the winner in Costume Design and hailed her late husband Jeffrey Hayden who had reposed the previous Christmas.

 

                                           Rectifying a Saint

eva marie saint hayden.pngWe have rectified her chart to 25 Scorpio because of her soft but stubborn manner.  Her Mars in the third house suggests had she been an actress would have made an excellent writer, or lawyer. It is too far away from Uranus at 22 Uranus to have any impact on that planet or house.  Instead her Mars is conjunct Jupiter in the first house, right on  on the cusp there, giving her a zest for travel but also highlighting the self-poise and reserve that has been her hallmark.

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The preponderance in the eighth house of Cancer is striking all.  They are separate a trine away from her other two water planets in Pisces, that gives her a creative potential that is best expressed through her work with other people — acting does come to mind..  She has no Earth based planets so she relies heavily on her instincts in dealing with strange situations.  This works well as Cancer and the majority of her planets are in the West, so she is not always in control of what happens to her, but through her joy of self-expression and ability to be good hearted and cheerful, it always work out to her advantage.

She has a Yod from her eleventh to ninth house both inconjunct Uranus in the fourth.  This gives her an aspect right near her midheaven telling us that her desire to excel was helped by the sextile to Saturn (an Uranus’s co-Lord) and a strong work ethic that first well her locomotive temperament type.

Flying with the Eagles – Nick Foles


Our header image is of Nick and his wife Tori (Moore) Foles.  They are a tall couple:  he is 6’6″ and she is 5’10”.  They have a daughter, Lily James Foles, born June 2017.

                               Composite Nick and Tom

This first chart is Foles and Brady composite chart, that connects the midpoint of two people to get a better understanding of how they interrelate.  In a composite chart there is core identity that signifies its “purpose” (the Sun at 08 Taurus) and  emotional responses and needs (the Moon at 27 Scorpio) which are here found in an oppositional pair making Tom and Nick very aware of each other’s moves and motives.

Their mode of communication (Mercury 25 Taurus which is Nick’s Ascendant) works with their ideals (Venus 26 Taurus), that is in this venue is that both of them want to capture the Superbowl.   How they will express that is via Mars (17 Taurus).

Both are offensive players which by nature is about expanding (Jupiter at 10 Sagittarius) territory & both play against the other teams defence (Saturn at 01 Scorpio).  The key then is to look at this chart and Brady’s and Foles’ chart to see who handles that better.  I cannot give a reading on that as I am biased.

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                                                   Just Nick

This second is Nick Foles rectified chart for an Ascendant of 25 Taurus that has the symbol of a “vast public park” and the keyword of “collective enjoyment”.  In this degree, the individual finds himself part of the joy of belonging to a peaceful whole greater than himself, rather nice imagery for a ballplayer.

He  has a Fixed Cosmic Cross from the First to the Seventh and the point focus is to his Tenth House where the organizing force of Capricorn marshalls his midheaven.  But that is not part of the cosmic cross, that spot goes to Mercury in Aquarius  in the same tenth house but different sign, & since it is close his Sun, makes his mental chemistry willfully united upon the same goal.  That works well for him, as the fixed signs are the ones that order the cardinal group, reaching out ahead of them and probing for possibilities and with Mercury being the leader here, Foles has a strong tendency towards organizing patterns into a greater whole,  even to the extent if they are abstract or remote possibilities.

His Moon at Cancer 07 does not make a Grand Cross because it is out of quadrature but does awaken his “magical imagination” as part of his receptive intelligence.

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                     GO EAGLES

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The daring do of the Robber from Zutphen


bank robber DutchThis chart comes from Alan Leo in his November 1909 magazine. He notes that Saturn is at 01 Cancer right near the Ascendant at 08 on the cusp of the second house of resources. Since it is in its fall, we wonder does that mean that appropriating others resources will be their calling and not working hard at making their own? Perhaps, particularly as it is opposite Pallas in Capricorn, suggesting that this is a poor use of his talents.

The T-Square has a rather comedic outlet at Jupiter in Libra 04, again right on the cusp of the creative fifth house — it would seem that our Robber enjoyed his work. So what brought him down? No doubt he did not pay attention to wanting to expand his limits by travelling would be a bad move – for while Jupiter is sextile the Moon in Sagittarius and encourages that choice, it is opposite his first house and square his midheaven and 07 Pisces telling us, but it should have been him, that leaving his cozy home environment would be a mistake as he would literally be a fish out of water.

Leo reports he was caught on a caper in Spain.

The header image is a map of Zutphen from 1649.  You can download the chart for the  zutphen robber here.

Batting Average 1.00 – George Allen Abrams


It is hard to get a stellar batting average of 1.00, but not if you are George Allen Abrams. He did with a single in his only at-bat left and realizing it was all downhill from there, promptly retired… or at least that’s how we view it. A great stunt if you can afford the job change, and George Abrams chart is all about job changes and timing.

The Cincinnati Reds picked him up for their pitching staff & he had 3 games with them in the 1923 season. He came over from the 1922 Enid Oklahoma Harvesters where he had a 18-5 win record. Our featured image is of the Cincinnati Reds after their 1919 World Series win, Abrams was not on the team.

                            The Abrams Chart

George was born in Seattle, Washington right before the turn of the 20th century on November 9, 1899 at 7:33 Pm. He has two incredible stelliums in his chart.  The first is in the Twelfth House where fixed Scorpio lies,  and the other in mutable of Sagittarius. This makes the planets span from the Twelfth into the First House and start with the willful Sun and close out with persevering Saturn. 

He was born a Bundle with a Neptune handle in the first house, always his own man, but by 1930 when he was between careers, Pluto happened and things changed making him a Prism Temperament Type. His dynamic aptitude is part of the prism structure, and in case Saturn (obviously the Great Depression though possibly a close family death or a vagrancy charge) opposite Neptune made him realize that his happy-go-lucky ways were at end—he had to buckle down and get a career.

Many of his planets are in the Southern hemisphere they are mainly in the fixed quadrature — objects and things not people but Neptune had given him a good eye for remembering trends and nuances, those tell-tale signs that gave a customer, salesman, or opposing batter away. He waited, and watched like Job in the Old Testament, and learned some new skills (Moon in the 9th), but the War interrupted, and so had to wait again.

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Abrams was a true mutable. He changed careers, moved around the country several times and then entered the Navy in World War II.  When that stint ended, for twenty-eight years, he was district manager Acushnet Golf Company (owners of Titleist Golf Balls & Clubs) of New Bedford, Massachusetts,   though based in Evanston, Illinois (north of Chicago) his turf was once again the Midwest.

Abrams became an avid golfer Because of his job and interest in ball playing, and retired to Clearwater Florida. He died there in the Morton Plant Hospital on December 5, 1986.  He is buried in Clearwater too,  but that’s about all we know.¹

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map of Clearwater peninsula

Footnotes:

  1. Lee, B. (2009). The baseball necrology: the post-baseball lives and deaths of more 7,600 major league players and others. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.Marc Edmund Jones also has a George Abrams listed in his 1000 Nativities in the back of the book “Sabian Symbols” but that fellow was a pugilist.  During World War II, while in the Navy, the Sabian Abrams played some ball.
    1. Mead, William B. Baseball Goes to War. Washington, D.C: Broadcast Interview Source, 1978.

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The Charismatic Sri Satya Sai Baha


I have come to light the lamp of love in your hearts, to see that it shines day by day with added luster. I have come to tell you of this universal, unitary faith, this spiritual principle, this path of love, this duty of love, this obligation to love. Every religion teaches man to fill his being with the glory of God and to evict the pettiness of conceit. It trains him in the methods of unattachment and discernment, so that he may aim high and attain spiritual liberation.Believe that all hearts are motivated by the one and only God; that all faiths glorify the one and only God; … That is the message of love I bring. That is the message I wish you to take to heart.         

                               Sri  Sathya Sai Baba

Sri Satya Baha was born on November 23, 1926 in Padapati, India in what is now Andhra Pradesh.   He said he was the reincarnation of Sai Baha of Shirdi  and the incarnation of the Hindu Lord Shiva.  His teachings fall under the heading of Bhakti Yoga, the path of Love and Self-Devotion and is one of the four paths to Enlightenment.   The ultimate goal of this practise is to reach the state of rasa (essence), a feeling of pure bliss achieved in the devotional surrender to the Divine.  
Sri Baha condemned all distinction based on religious caste. This is the website devoted to his teachings.  It is slow loading btw but has many free videos and books written by him for those interested that will explain his teachings better and in greater detail.

                                       A Tree Felled

Sri Baha’s ascendant is at 28 Aquarius and has the symbol of a “A tree felled and then sawed” giving him an ability to focus attention to the most important matter at hand joyfully.  It is opposite his Neptune in the Sixth House of Health and Work and tells us  his path was disrupted many times by slander, rumours and disbelief in his declarations (Mars in the Third House of Communication at 06 Taurus and the point focus of that T-square).

As a  Locomotive Temperament Type; he has far too many conjunctions for a splash and no gathering of planets into a distinct group for a See-Saw he was determined to spread his teaching far and wide and the emphasis in Sagittarius shows his travels.

  Locomotives typically have a Grand Trine, though it is not necessary, and while Sri Baba does,  it is made up of two points and Saturn, and not three planets. (Sri Baba’s trine is made of Saturn at 29 Scorpio, to the North Node at 08 Cancer and then to the Ascendant at 28 Aquarius).  This gives Saturn (28.51 Scorpio ) a predominance in the chart overall as well,  that  gives a serious bent to his philosophy and strong determination to share its value with others.   It also intimates that he will run into legal and/or administrative troubles, which did happen to with some allegations of fiscal malfeasance by former adherents.Saturn also has a square to Jupiter in the Twelfth and Neptune in the Sixth that support that idea.

There are several dispositors in his chart, one of the them is Saturn in Scorpio in the Ninth House making Sri Baba a charismatic leader with a strong sense of purpose, conjunct the Sun.  Part of a larger stellium that spans through the Midheaven to Mercury. As it is not contained within the 9th House wholly but does predominate within a sign,  it is a stellium by quadrature (quality).

                                          Emphasizing the Quadrature

For Sri Baha, the emphasis on the Mutable Quadrature shows his concern for people that goes beyond just his own circle, but flows to all mankind and takes on a spiritual concern for their plight [9th House Emphasis].  Mutable or Common emphasis horoscopes are always concerned with people, they try to find some point of contact or understanding between  themselves and others.  They tend to be lateral thinkers, broad minded and friendlier than the other quadratures.  While they do suffer from boredom, and many like the Sri are addicted to travel and change, they in reality like the anatomy the rule  rule the lungs, bowels, liver and thighs — go through life alone as they find few that truly understand them.

Sri Sai Baha, a spiritual guru to millions around the globe,  reposed on 24 April 2011 from heart failure in his native India.  He was 85.

 

Download Sri Satya Sai Baba Natal Chart.pdf

Hygeia: You’ve been served


Hygeia Mythologically

 In Greek Mythology, Hygeia is the great-granddaughter of Zeus / Jupiter via the Apollo(n) line.  Her father Aesclepius,  another asteroid, was the Greek god of healing & is often shown with a physician’s staff & a  snake wrapped around. The cock bird was also sacred to Asclepius and sacrificed on his altar.  Chiron, the centaur, was his mentor.
Aesclepius had five daughters.  The two most famous are Panacea (cure all) and Hygeia, the root of the English word Hygiene or public health. Hygienists at one time in American history called Hygeists.
Hippocrates, the great doctor of antiquity and father of the Hippocratic oath that doctors take, was said to be a mortal descendant of Asclepius.  His promise calls upon the Greek gods as his witness, doctors still take some form of this oath today, sometimes without the ancient gods.  It begins solemnly:

I swear by Apollo Physician and Asclepius and Hygieia and Panaceia and all the gods and goddesses, making them my witnesses, that I will fulfil according to my ability and judgment this oath and this covenant. …


 

Hygeia 10 First recorded observation April 12, 1849 by Annibale de Gasparis in Naples, Italy, we are speculating that it was 9:30 AM giving a Cancer 05.00 Ascendant, and putting Hygeia herself in the Fourth House of home and housekeeping.  Her ascendant’s symbol is an “Automobile wrecked by a train” demonstrating the importance of reorganizing one’s environment into a beneficial environment.  When afflicted, Hygeia in the chart is about reckless disregard for one’s person and environs.

Interestingly, Hygeia is conjunct Juno  (07.37 Cancer) and the Asteroid Apollon (Cancer 15.31) , which mythologically at least was her grandfather.  In such a configuration, Hygeia suggests the importance of hygiene and cleanliness as the basis of family happiness and health and is supported by her Line of Vitality trine between the Sixth House Moon and the Tenth House Sun.  There is no doubt, housework and cleanliness is hard work.  That idea is impressed upon us with Hygeia lacking a Line of Efficiency — there are no shortcuts to being tidy, and if we look at the latest list on Amazon, there is no shortage of books and methods of how to get there.

Suprisingly there is no Line of Personality, aspects betwee Jupiter and Saturn.  Perhaps this is telling us Hygiene is independent of personal preference and with no Line of Culture either, Hygeia is warning those that do not think it is important, should reverse that opinon.

Il Signore Dottore de Gaspari also discovered Parthenope, Egeria, Eunomia, Psyche, Massalia, Themia, Ausonia and Beatrix.

Download the chart here.hygeia discovery


 Using Hygeia

In the few cases we used Hygeia, we discovered that it works well as a public hygiene point.  Here are a few examples from our notes:

  • One native who had Hygeia in the Third House admitted that she came from a very neat family where ironing, clean windows, and presentable appearance counted.  it was also sextile her Sixth House of work and labor, and she admitted that her work appearance was impeccable.  Once out of the limelight though she dressed quite differently and when her co-workers met her were stunned by her disheveled hippie appearance.
  • Another fellow has Hygeia in his Twelfth House, admitted he was a “closet slob.” He only cleaned up when he knew he was going to have company or meet someone personally important and then shoved everything in closets.
  • President Trump who has Hygeia in the Eighth House is an admitted “germophobe.”

 

Chiron & Respect for Personality


Our featured image is by Giovanni Dal Lago, Italy,  of the asteroid Chiron; from the NASA archives.

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Recently I read Barbara hand-Clow’s book on Chiron.  It has many interesting ideas but it ultimately fails as she takes too much from Ceres and gives it Chiron, thus hurting both.  I did like her emphasis on the environment and natural issues, which did seem to culminate in the 1970’s shortly before Chiron was discovered with Earth Day, but how do I apply that to a horoscope?  How do I make that work?

Ms Hand-Clow does not really give me much direction there, other than embracing my inner-Unicorn, so in the separate of allowing the asteroid to speak for itself, I decided to see what Chiron itself unfolds by looking at its natal, similar to what we did for Ceres, click to read that now.

 

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Chiron’s Chart

Chiron was discovered at Palomar Observatory, on October 18, 1977 at 3:47 PDT. A new moon was about to appear the next day, so the skies were still dark enough that odd things could be detected.

We got the longitudinal coordinates for Palomar from NASA and used that instead of the general location of San Diego.  That gave us the Ascendant of 15 Virgo, an Ornamental Handkerchief which Dr. Jones writes “preserves meanings and helps perfect action.”

Looking at the Chart, that a YOD, a favorite configuration, would be perfect here and drew one from Chiron at 04 Taurus to Jupiter in the 10th at 07 Cancer.  The Apex ends at about Juno at 04 Sagittarius.  Dr. Jones in his book, Number Significance, says the keyword for Juno  is Politics or being Polite based on how Juno herself usually turned a deaf ear to her husband Jupiter’s philandering.

Both the husband and spouse are part of this configuration interestingly enough but it is the midpoint that shoots perpendicularly from Juno to to Gemini 04 that is the key to Chiron’s meaning.  Incredibly enough “Holly and Mistletoe” the symbol of maximum encouragement of the difference in human personality by allowing continual stimulation to every resource of imagination and spiritual appreciation.  Reversed, Dr. Jones writes about Miss Wheeler’s symbol, “obsession with superficialities”.

Dr. Jones summed this up with his maxim of “respect for personality,” or the necessary abilities of not judging a book or person by its cover but allowing it to speak for itself and not prejudicially pigeonhole by your preconceptions, fears, or misunderstandings.

Chiron Applied Case 1:  Adolf Hilter

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Herr Hitler did not live while Chiron was found, but he is a good subject for the asteroid nonetheless.  In his case, Chiron is found at 07 Cancer, intercepted, in the ninth house of religion and journalism.  It has the symbol of “two faeries on a moonlit night” that Dr. Jones suggests encourages a transforming sensitivity or a healing imaginative force in once’s light.  Negatively, a senseless retreat to phantasy.

For the Herr, Chiron is directly opposite the Moon that is conjunct Jupiter, or an ability to stir up monsters and demons on command.  Pity his father did not let him become a painter as he wanted…but that’s another post.  The main point is that Chiron tells us that Herr Hitler was totally intolerant of any type of religion other than his own Superman creation where he became the Head Prophet in a Cult of Personality.

Chiron Applied Case 2:  Marc Edmund Jones

Our next case, Marc Edmund Jones, a Presbyterian minister and the Dean of American Astrology, also has Chiron in the Ninth House and in Cancer.  This time Dr. Jones’ Chiron is at 12 Cancer.  Unlike Herr Hitler, Dr. Jones did live to see Chiron discovered, having died in 1980.

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In Dr. Jones’s case, Chiron is not badly aspected but very well dignified by a sextile with both Neptune at Gemini 03 and Juno at 08 Virgo.   His Chiron receives the symbol  “A Chinese woman nursing a baby with a message,” Cancer 12.  He writes that this symbol is emblematic of the gift for bringing universal resources or superior powers to a point of true community service.  When negative, it suggests that the native has unreasonable demands for recognition.

Dr. Jones spent a whole life devoted to his faith and belief in that Astrology was the hand of God guiding us along, in particular elucidating this message in his book “Astrology, How and Why it works, ” and appropriately enough, also demonstrating in his life and chart, A Respect for Personality.

You can download Chiron’s chart here.