The Role of the Least Aspected Planet in Astrocartography.

Planetary Symbolism in Astrocartography and Transcendental Astrology,

by Rob Couteau.

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Venus = 041
Mercury = 111
Uranus = 122
Saturn = 202
Sun = 210
Pluto = 211
Neptune = 221
Mars = 310
Jupiter = 330

[Least-aspected Venus] [Mercury]

Herman Melville

Herman Melville left a boring bank-clerk position in New York to sign on with the crew of a whaling ship. He deserted ship at the Marquesas in the South Seas and was then captured by a tribe of cannibals, rescued by an Australian whaler, and finally jailed in Tahiti. Melville’s many South Seas adventures–fictionalized in tales such as Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life (1846), Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas (1847), Mardi: and a Voyage Thither (1849), Redburn (1849), White Jacket: or, The World in a Man-of-War (1850), and, of course, Moby Dick (1851)–occurred under Melville’s Primary Venus / Secondary Mercury Transcendental Midpoint-Field, which was directly over the South Seas. His Venus / Mercury Transcendental pairing symbolizes “creative / writing,” and it often appears in the horoscopes of other leading literary figures. (See my essays on T. S. Eliot and Bertrand Russell.)





Revised & updated:
5 August 2005


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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    |    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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