The Role of the Least Aspected Planet in Astrocartography.
Planetary Symbolism in Astrocartography and Transcendental Astrology,
by Rob Couteau.
Neptune = 000
Moon = 101
Mercury = 111
Saturn = 120
Pluto = 201
Uranus = 211
Mars = 322
When allusions to mythology, art and religion are functioning at a high level of imaginative power ... they become images assisting the novel toward profound and unnerving ends. These ends are religious in impact ... Great mystics are invoked ... and Christ actually makes a personal appearance in one novel ... The goal is spiritual discernment; the enemy, debasement of the religious task. The fact that ultimate reality, even the cosmos itself, lies behind the drifting ... bourgeois surface is the vast secret of [her] best fiction ...
–Elizabeth Dipple, Iris Murdoch.
She spoke of the mesh of falsehoods that enter the mind of one who seeks the truth ...
–Lois M. Rodden, Profiles of Women.
Iris Murdoch was born in Dublin in close proximity to Secondary Moon and in the midst of a Transcendental Midpoint-Field extending from her Moon, which sets over the east coast of Ireland, to Primary Neptune, which rises over the North Atlantic, several degrees west of Ireland.
Qualities traditionally associated with these symbols–“mysticism and spirituality; falsehoods and illusions ” (Neptune) and the force of the “personal emotions” (Moon)–reflect the major themes of her work. Her first novel, Under the Net (1954), focuses on the “falsehoods and illusions / generated by emotional entanglements in human relationships” (Primary Neptune / Secondary Moon). The “empathy, / emotional resonance, and sensitivity” (Neptune / Moon) symbolized by this planetary pairing were combined with an “intellectual talent and skill for writing” (Tertiary Mercury). Mercury rises directly over Dublin, joining Primary Neptune and Secondary Moon in a highly charged midpoint-field formed by all three key Transcendentals.
Revised & updated:
5 August 2005
Role of the Least-aspected Planet in Astrocartography
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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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