The Role of the Least Aspected Planet in Astrocartography.
Planetary Symbolism in Astrocartography and Transcendental Astrology,
by Rob Couteau.
Jupiter = 020
Mercury = 201
Venus = 211
Moon = 241
Pluto = 311
Uranus = 320
Saturn = 431
[Least-aspected Mars] [Jupiter]
From the first eerie twang of Indian sitar music in the motion-picture sound track of the Beatles’ second feature film, Help! George Harrison was forever hooked. From that moment on, all things Hindu–philosophy, diet, fashion, literature and art–held their transcendent sway over the young man, who shuttled his revelations across the Indian subcontinent into the appreciative arms of a turned-on generation of seekers.
–Geoffrey Giuliano, Dark Horse. The Private Life of George Harrison.
George Harrison was not only a musical force in my lifetime but [also] a spiritual force. One of the things that [was] so inspiring was his lifelong search to know his God.
–Mia Farrow, People magazine, December 17, 2001.
You got the feeling that most people were dabbling in spirituality, but for George it was perhaps the major part of his life … and it’s very easy to ridicule someone who does that, and he was ridiculed, there’s no doubt about that, especially in England, for being like that. But he did follow through on the courage of his convictions. He stayed with it and he never rejected it.
–Mick Jagger, Rolling Stone magazine, January 17, 2002.
George Harrison’s early interest in “all things Hindu” is of particular interest here, as his equally underaspected Primary Transcendentals–Jupiter and Mars–pass over India in a narrowly focused Transcendental Midpoint-Field. (Jupiter sets over western India; Mars rises over central India.) This Transcendental pairing aptly describes Harrison’s “passionate pursuit / of spiritual philosophy and of higher forms of consciousness” (Mars / Jupiter), especially “spiritual wisdom codified in religious and spiritual traditions” (Jupiter). In his own words: “Everything else can wait, but the search for God cannot wait.”
Indian “culture” (Jupiter) deeply influenced Harrison’s work as a musician. In the words of Philip Glass, Harrison was “among the first Western musicians to recognize the importance of music traditions millenniums old, which themselves had roots in indigenous music, both popular and classical. Using his considerable influence and popularity, he was one of those few who pushed open the doors that, until then, had separated the music of much of the world from the West.”1 The appreciation, promotion, and preservation of cultural traditions represent a typically Jupiterian pursuit, as Jupiter rules the institutional promulgation of our cultural heritage. After the breakup of the Beatles in 1969, Harrison developed another typically Jupiterian trait: an enduring interest in “philanthropy.”2
1. Philip Glass, “Open to the Influence of Unfamiliar Cultures,” New York Times, Arts and Leisure section, December 9, 2001, p. 33.
2. “Harrison's extensive philanthropic career began in 1971, when he organized the first large-scale benefit concert by rock musicians. His ‘George Harrison and Friends Concert for Bangladesh,’ featuring Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and the Indian musician, Ravi Shankar, raised millions of dollars for child refugees in the newly independent nation.
The concert album won a Grammy Award as Album of the Year, but an Internal Revenue Service dispute tied up the proceeds for about a decade and most of the money never got to those who needed it right away.
Nevertheless, the concert was considered a precursor to later music benefits such as Live Aid and Farm Aid.” Adam Bernstein, “Beatles’ George Harrison Dies, Washington Post, December 1, 2001, p. A01.
Revised & updated: 5 August 2005
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