The Role of the Least Aspected Planet in Astrocartography.

Planetary Symbolism in Astrocartography and Transcendental Astrology,

by Rob Couteau.

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Mars = 201
Neptune = 210
Uranus = 211
Venus = 300
Pluto = 320
Sun = 322
Saturn = 512

[Least-aspected Mars]

In one of her most memorable images a good wife imagines giving her husband little packets with her feelings in them, and his surprise as he opens the last packet to find it full of hatred. Hatred was her favorite emotion.

Katherine’s early and reckless pursuit of experience brought atrocious punishments. She lived, worked and died with the Furies on her heels.
–Claire Tomalin, A Secret Life.

Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield was born in Wellington, New Zealand, in close proximity to the ris­ing position of her Primary Mars, the planet ruling “adventure” and the “passionate approach to life”: qualities that are highlighted throughout her biography. New Zealand is completely framed by a Transcendental Midpoint-Field formed by equally aspected Secondary Jupiter and Secondary Neptune, each of which run parallel to the coast of western New Zealand (Jupiter rises and Neptune sets there) and extending to Primary Mars, which rises along the southern coast of New Zealand.
        Mansfield spent the first nineteen years of her brief life within this Transcendental Midpoint-Field, accumulating experiences that later formed the basis of short stories that greatly influenced the course of modern literature. After her brother’s death in 1915, she devoted herself to evoking the spirit of her New Zealand homeland in collec­tions such as Prelude (1918), Bliss (1920), and The Garden Party (1922). Using language to subtly create an “evocative atmosphere” (Secondary Neptune) rife with “emotional con­flict” (Primary Mars), she managed to shift the focus of the modern short story to a deeper, more psychological level.  This approach had a profound effect on the development of the short story form: one said to equal Joyce’s influence on the novel. Her work exerted a strong influence on another master of the story, Ernest Hemingway. By serving as one of Hemingway’s primary influences, she indirectly influenced an entire generation of writers. Her key Transcendentals symbolize the “passion­ate, driving force” (Primary Mars) that fueled her “expansive” (Secondary Jupiter) and “creative imagination” (Secondary Neptune).






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Revised & updated:
5 August 2005



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    |    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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