The Role of the Least Aspected Planet in Astrocartography.
Planetary Symbolism in Astrocartography and Transcendental Astrology,
by Rob Couteau.
Mercury = 011
Venus = 020
Pluto = 111
Moon = 231
Neptune = 301
Saturn = 301
Uranus = 400
Jupiter = 510
[Least-aspected Mercury] [Venus]
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
–From the Autobiography of Bertrand Russell.
Bertrand Russell, the renowned Welsh “intellectual, / pacifist, / and political activist” (Primary Mercury / Secondary Venus / Tertiary Pluto) was born in a Primary Location in Trelleck, Wales. Russell’s key Transcendentals form a narrow midpoint-field over this location (with Wales located in the center), extending from Secondary Venus (setting just east of London) to Tertiary Pluto (setting directly over London) to Primary Mercury (setting just north of Scotland and western Ireland).
Gracing his mathematical-philosophical “writings” (Primary Mercury) with an “aesthetically pleasing / literary style” (Venus / Mercury), Russell received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950. As biographers have often noted, Russell’s thought evolved out of a need to “creatively / transcend the extremist views and actions” (Secondary Venus / Tertiary Pluto) that he witnessed in the world-at-large. As a result of blending an “aesthetic balance and equilibrium,” symbolized by Secondary Venus, with the “intellectual and analytical skills” symbolized by Primary Mercury, Russell’s “creative / writings” (Venus / Mercury) exerted a profound effect on the thinking of the twentieth century. His work includes The Principles of Mathematics (1903), The Problems of Philosophy (1912), The Analysis of Mind (1921), Marriage and Morals (1929), Education and the Social Order (1932), Human Knowledge (1948), and his three-volume Autobiography (1967-69).
A world-renowned “peace / activist” (Secondary Venus / Tertiary Pluto), Russell’s “pacifist / writings” (Secondary Venus / Primary Mercury) and “political activity” (Tertiary Pluto) led to his imprisonment for six months, in 1918, for his opposition to Britain’s involvement in World War I. He staunchly opposed the American War in Vietnam, and he sponsored the “War Crimes Tribunal” of May 1967: an informal organization that met in Stockholm to denounce leading American figures as war criminals guilty of crimes against humanity.
Russell spent his final years at Penrhyndeudraeth, Merioneth, Wales, where he died on February 2, 1970, at the age of ninety-eight.
Revised & updated:
5 August 2005
Role of the Least-aspected Planet in Astrocartography
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