The Role of the Least Aspected Planet in Astrocartography.
Planetary Symbolism in Astrocartography and Transcendental Astrology,
by Rob Couteau.
[Least-aspected Sun] [Mercury]
Sun = 012
Mercury = 120
Neptune = 222
Venus = 240
Mars = 300
Uranus = 400
Jupiter = 401
Pluto = 410
Saturn = 420
Moon = 422
Photo of Rainer Maria Rilke: Culver
While his […] visit of 1920 had been intended as a reunion with the city [of Paris] rather than with people, this sojourn was brimming with contact with old friends and new. Rilke was sought after by so many people that he soon began comparing himself to the sorcerer’s apprentice unable to quell the spirits he had invoked. […] The nameless German poet who had come to Paris a quarter of a century earlier with the commission to write a monograph on the famous Rodin had meanwhile become a celebrity himself.1
–Wolfgang Leppmann, Rilke: A Life.
Oh life, oh life: to be without such blaze.
But I am burning. No one knows my face.
–From Rilke’s last poem, written in December 1926, shortly before his death.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Rainer Maria Rilke, the greatest twentieth-century German language lyric poet, was born almost precisely under the vertical, midnight position of his Primary Sun in Prague, Czechoslovakia. His Primary Sun / Secondary Mercury Transcendental Midpoint-Field extends from eastern Europe (Sun) to Paris (Mercury). Within this field, he traveled extensively in Italy, Scandinavia, Switzerland, North Africa, and France. His experiences within this region had a great effect on the evolution on his “self-identity” (Sun) and in expressing it in “writing” (Mercury).
Rilke’s Secondary Mercury is positioned in a vertical, Midheaven line directly over Paris: a location of especial importance in his life. In 1901 he married Klara Westhoff, a pupil of the Parisian sculptor Rodin, and from 1905 to 1906 he was employed as Rodin’s “secretary” (Mercury). Rilke’s association with Rodin had a lasting influence on the poet, who learned from Rodin the importance of “honing the necessary skills” (Mercury) in order to develop an “individual style of self-expression” (Sun) in art.
Rilke returned to Paris in 1913, but the First World War forced him back to Germany, to the vicinity of his Primary Sun line. After 1919, he lived precisely in the center of his Primary Sun / Secondary Mercury Transcendental Midpoint-Field, in Valais canton, Switzerland. In 1920, another brief visit to Paris reunited the poet with many old friends coincided with the publication of his poems in French reviews and journals such as Commerce; Revue Nouvelle; and Nouvelle Review Française.
Revised & updated:
5 August 2005
Role of the Least-aspected Planet in Astrocartography
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