The Role of the Least Aspected Planet in Astrocartography.
Planetary Symbolism in Astrocartography and Transcendental Astrology,
by Rob Couteau.
Sun = 031
Uranus = 100
Saturn = 110
Neptune = 120
Mercury = 210
Mars = 300
Jupiter = 310
Venus = 312
Pluto = 501
Moon = 511
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
In 1935, Amelia Earhart became the first woman aviator to fly across the Pacific Ocean. As we can see in her astrocartography, the Hawaiian islands, where her plane took off, are neatly framed in a narrow Transcendental Midpoint-Field extending from her Primary Sun, which sets directly over the easternmost tip of Hawaii, to her Secondary Uranus, which runs vertically, just east of Hawaii, in its Transcendental Midheaven position.
Two years later Earhart attempted to fly around the world and lifted off from Miami, under the vertical, midnight position of her Primary Sun. Flying in an easterly direction with copilot Frederick J. Noonan, her plane disappeared on July 2, 1937, while en route to Howland Island.
Howland is also located under Earhart’s Primary Sun line in its setting position. While approaching the island, however, she passed directly under the lines of her most aspected or Leading Planets–Leading Moon and Secondary Leader, Pluto. These Leaders intersect in the center of the Pacific Rim area, due south of Japan (approx. 140E; 15N), near the Japanese headquarters in Saipan. It was under this Leading Planet Intersection that she either crashed or landed. Biographers have conjectured that she may have been captured in Saipan, where a “white woman flier” was reportedly imprisoned.
The presence of Earhart’s Leading Planets in this region, particularly in forming a Leading Planet Intersection, suggests that she may have “overreached” or in some way “overestimated” herself here (the nature of the Leading Planet), resulting in “emotional turmoil / and death” (Leading Moon / Secondary Leader Pluto). (For a discussion on the effect of Leading and Transcendental Planets found within mutual proximity, see my essay, “Zones of Intensity.”)
Earhart’s Primary Sun / Secondary Uranus Transcendental pairing describe her “well-publicized, celebrity ‘limelight’ dramatization / of an unusual role” for women at that time (Sun / Uranus). The “most celebrated” (Primary Sun) female aviator in history, her “heroic public image” (Sun) was manipulated largely through the efforts of her husband, publisher G.P. Putnam, who wrote of her immersion in what he called the “blindingly bright” light of “publicity” (Sun). Putnam edited her posthumously published autobiography, Last Flight (1938).
Revised & updated: 1 January 2012
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