The Role of the Least Aspected Planet in Astrocartography.

Planetary Symbolism in Astrocartography and Transcendental Astrology,

by Rob Couteau.

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Saturn = 001
Venus = 021
Mars = 110
Uranus = 111
Sun = 122
Moon = 152
Pluto = 200
Jupiter = 210
Neptune = 310
Mercury = 311

[Least-aspected Saturn line]

Ethel Barrymore 

Known as “the first lady of the American theater,” Ethel Barrymore was born in Philadel­phia, slightly east of her Primary Saturn line, which sets over western Pennsylvania. Her first professional success occurred in London, where she appeared in The Bells and Peter the Great (1897-98). As we can see on Barrymore’s astrocartography, England is com­pletely framed by Primary Saturn (located east of London, in its vertical, Imum Coeli or apparent midnight position) and Secondary Venus, which runs vertically, west of England, over northern Ireland, in its Transcendental Midheaven position.
        This Transcendental pairing, signifying a “disciplined approach / to creative endeav­ors” (Primary Saturn / Secondary Venus), was exemplified by Barrymore’s Saturnian approach to her work: “We became actors not because we wanted to,” she said, “but because it was the thing we did best.” Here creativity is viewed as “fulfilling one’s responsibility / toward one’s talent” (Primary Saturn / Secondary Venus). Barrymore’s “love of hard work” and acceptance of the “fundamental facts of life” (Saturn) was also reflected in her statement: “I never know what people mean when they complain of the rigors of the road. Oh! I look forward to it–the drafty dressing rooms, the rats–every­thing. It’s all part of it.” (A Saturnine philosophy, indeed!).
        Besides highly acclaimed theatrical work in plays such as Alice-Sit-by-the-Fire (1905), Déclassée (1919), and Whiteoaks (1938), Barrymore achieved great success in films such as Rasputin and the Empress (1932); None but the Lonely Heart (1944); The Spiral Staircase (1946); and None but the Lonely Heart (1944), for which she received an Academy Award. Later in life, her cinematic roles often featured her as a “strict / yet charming” matriarch (Primary Saturn / Secondary Venus). In keeping with the Saturn symbolism, which rules severe physical limitations and chronic illness, “In her most important films her character was often that of a sick woman, sometimes in bed about to die.”1

1. “Biography for Ethel Barrymore,” Internet Film Database,


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Role of the Least-aspected Planet in Astrocartography




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I. Introduction

II. Transcendental Biographies    |    III. Transcendental Events

IV. Psychic inflation    -    Summary of Planetary Symbolism    -    Transcendental Planets        

V. Nodes / the Triple-zero Transcendental    |    Appendices: Orbs / References / Data

Additional Maps    |    Notes    |    Bibliography    |    FAQ



I. Interview in Astrolore    |    II. Transcendental Nations    |    III. American Presidents & LAP Saturn

IV. World Events    |    V. Numinous Consciousness    

VI. The LAP as a metaphor of the soul    |    VII. Zones of Intensity    |    

VIII. Complete Index of Names and Events



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