The Role of the Least Aspected Planet in Astrocartography.
Planetary Symbolism in Astrocartography and Transcendental Astrology,
by Rob Couteau.
Uranus = 012
Saturn = 021
Pluto = 042
Moon = 110
Sun = 120
Venus = 132
Neptune = 200
Mars = 300
Jupiter = 311
Mercury = 320
“The problem is not in the problems I have, it’s in the idiots around me. Democracy, you know ...” I now wonder what she meant by that unfinished phrase. And sometimes I ask myself whether she had, even then, a certain contempt for the system she represented and, years later, would overthrow.
–Oriana Fallaci, reflecting on her interview with Indira Gandhi, in Interview with History.1
Indira Gandhi, née Priyadarshini, was born in Allahabad, India, east of a Transcendental Midpoint-Field extending from Primary Uranus, which sets over east-central India, to Secondary Saturn, which rises over west-central India. Passing over a substantial part of the Indian subcontinent, these symbols portray “sudden and extreme reversals of fortune and viewpoint” (Primary Uranus) and the “innovative / authoritarianism” (Primary Uranus / Secondary Saturn) that characterized Gandhi’s personal and political life.
Serving as prime minister of India for three consecutive terms (1966-1977), in June 1975 she was charged by the High Court of Allahabad with violating the election laws: a ruling that should have “prohibited” (Secondary Saturn) her “participation in politics” (Tertiary Pluto) for a period of six years. Instead, “imperiously” (Pluto) declaring “a sudden state of emergency” (Primary Uranus), she assumed “dictatorial control” (Pluto) for nineteen months and exercised “ruthless tactics to gain power over political opponents” (Pluto), such as jailing members of the opposition and issuing “laws curtailing / personal freedom” (Secondary Saturn / Primary Uranus). Attempting to exercise “absolute control / through the establishment of rigid laws / and innovative, unusual, ‘negative utopian’ systems of reform” (Pluto / Saturn / Uranus), she even “enforced mass / sterilizations / as a novel form” (Pluto / Saturn / Uranus) of birth control.
After increasing unpopularity led to her defeat in the 1977 elections, Gandhi experienced “confinement, restrictions, limitations / and a sudden reversal of position” (Secondary Saturn / Primary Uranus) as a result of her imprisonment (October 1977; December 1978) for “official / corruption” (Secondary Saturn / Tertiary Pluto). Yet an “unexpected reversal / of political fortune” (Uranus / Pluto) led to her winning a seat in Parliament, in November 1978, and to the subsequent election of her party (due to the weakening of the ruling Janata Party) in 1980.
Gandhi’s tendency to rely on “authoritarian / surprise tactics / and dictatorial methods of control over the masses” (Saturn / Uranus / Pluto) were perhaps most in evidence during her final term as prime minister (1980-84). Faced with demands made by the Sikhs and by others for greater “political / independence” (Pluto / Uranus), she responded with “intensified authoritarianism” (Secondary Saturn). She directed the army to attack the Sikhs’ Golden Temple of Amritsar, resulting in the death of 450 Sikhs and the desecration of their most revered place of worship. Suffering an “abrupt and unexpected reversal” (Primary Uranus) on October 31, 1984, Gandhi was “assassinated” (Tertiary Pluto) by two of her Sikh bodyguards who, along with a third man, were involved in a “conspiracy” for “revenge” (Pluto) for the brutal killings at the Golden Temple.
1. Oriana Fallaci, Interview with History, p. 156.
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5 August 2005
Role of the Least-aspected Planet in Astrocartography
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