The Role of the Least Aspected Planet in Astrocartography.
Planetary Symbolism in Astrocartography and Transcendental Astrology,
by Rob Couteau.
Sun = 001
Uranus = 111
Pluto = 120
Jupiter = 122
Neptune = 130
Venus = 211
Mercury = 231
Moon, Mars = 301
Saturn = 421
[Least-aspected Sun] [Uranus]
The outstanding thing about him … was that while he was gay and witty and charming, unless every bit of conversation centered around him he was deadly bored…. [He] thinks he is God’s gift to the world, although you must respect him for his work. It always struck me as a queer paradox that Chaplin, who should know more about humility, having invented the great feet-apart clown, should never have adopted the same humility in his private life.
–Errol Flynn, My Wicked, Wicked Ways.1
Charles Spencer Chaplin, the “genius” (Secondary Uranus) of the silent screen, was born in Kennington, London, and raised in conditions of great poverty and deprivation, especially after the death of his father. He briefly attended the Hanwell Poor Law Institution and then joined a traveling vaudeville troupe led by Fred Karno. In 1910, Karno’s troupe arrived in the United States with Chaplin “playing the lead” (Primary Sun) in the pantomime, A Night in an English Music Hall. Mack Sennett, the American director and producer of Keystone comedy fame, recognized Chaplin’s special talent and offered him work in California, with the Keystone Company.
During his first year in Hollywood (1914), Chaplin made thirty-five films and developed the classic bowler-donning, cane-spinning tramp of “world renown” (Primary Sun). By 1918 he was producing his own films, and, along with D. W. Griffith, Mary Pickford, and Douglas Fairbanks, he created United Artists (1919). Chaplin’s “dramatic talent” (Primary Sun) and “inspired vision” (Secondary Uranus) resulted in cinematic works of “brilliance” (Uranus) such as The Kid (1921), The Gold Rush (1925), and City Lights (1931).
Chaplin’s Primary Sun and Secondary Uranus form a Transcendental Midpoint-Field over the North Atlantic, at some distance west of England. His subsequent move to Hollywood placed him almost precisely under his Primary Sun line, which runs directly over Hollywood (34N06; 118W21) in a vertical, Midheaven position. Chaplin’s Secondary Uranus runs parallel to the California coastline in a vertical, midnight position, forming a narrow Secondary Uranus / Primary Sun Transcendental Midpoint-Field over the entire Hollywood / West Coast region.
The traditional themes associated with Chaplin’s key Transcendentals reflect some of the most notable traits of this great silent-film director. In his horoscope, Primary Sun’s “dramatic self-expression” combined with Secondary Uranus’s “innovative experimentation” to create a “new form / of dramatization” (Uranus / Sun) in film. Other typical Uranus / Sun keynotes include “originality [/] in artistic ... expression;”2 “use of technological innovations [/] in artistic creativity;”3 and “unusual modes [/] of creative self-expression.”4 Primary Sun also places a native in the “limelight” or public eye, resulting in the “legendary acclaim” that Chaplin was noted for.
Uranus symbolizes “innovative genius,” “flashes of intuitive brilliance,” and the “skillful use of comedic timing”: all of which Chaplin was renowned for. Uranus symbolizes the future personality: a “path of potential development” that points not only to what one is but also to what one can be–to a “new order of being.” In the creative realm, Uranus rules the creative “spark” that leads to a “new form / of expression” (Uranus / Sun), such as the one that resulted in Chaplin’s fame. His use of the “dramatic medium / in ways never before imagined” is just one example of the “visionary expression of self” symbolized by this Sun / Uranus Transcendental pairing.
1. Errol Flynn, My Wicked, Wicked Ways, pp. 301-302.
2. Frances Sakoian and Louis S. Acker, Transits Simplified, p. 178.
3. Ibid., p. 179.
4. Ibid., p. 49.
Revised & updated: 1 January 2012
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