The Role of the Least Aspected Planet in Astrocartography.
Planetary Symbolism in Astrocartography and Transcendental Astrology,
by Rob Couteau.
Uranus = 021
Neptune = 200
Sun = 210
Jupiter = 220
Mercury = 231
Venus = 312
Moon = 321
Pluto = 412
Mars = 502
Saturn = 521
Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd.
Vulgarians whom I will not allow to intrude upon my private life are in the habit of saying and writing that I am an “eccentric.”
As have said, all artists and aristocrats are eccentric inasmuch as they are not in the least afraid of the crowd. I am eccentric only inasmuch as I do not suffer fools gladly ...
–“Eccentricity,” from Taken Care Of. The Autobiography of Edith Sitwell.
Edith Sitwell was born in Scarborough, England, in close proximity to the vertical, Midheaven position of her Primary Uranus, which is positioned almost directly over the London / Scarborough region. In her astrocartography, Secondary Neptune sets just north of Scotland, thereby framing England in a narrow Neptune / Uranus Transcendental Midpoint-Field.
Sitwell was renowned just as much for her “shocking opinions” (Primary Uranus), “imaginatively / unconventional” (Neptune / Uranus) literary style, career, and personality as she was for an “unusual taste in fashion” (she favored an Elizabethan dress code). She is also remembered for launching a “revolt” (Uranus) against the Georgian poetry of the day (primarily through the anthology, Wheels). Her “experimentalism, stylistic artifice, and flagrant attempts to shock and provoke” (Uranus) the literary status quo are all typical manifestations of the Primary Uranus symbolism.
Her provocative behavior was so pronounced that the “uniqueness and originality” (Uranus) of her writing, displayed in early works such as Clowns’ Houses (1918) and The Sleeping Beauty (1924), were for a time overshadowed by her “reputation for notoriety” (Uranus). Later work, especially Gardeners and Astronomers (1953) and The Outcasts (1962), revealed “a deepening awareness of the tragic and spiritual aspects of the human condition” (Secondary Neptune). Sitwell authored prose works such as The English Eccentrics (1933), I Live Under a Black Sun (1937; a novel based on the life of Swift), and a filmscript based on her book on Queen Elizabeth I, A Fanfare for Elizabeth (1946).
Revised & updated:
5 August 2005
Role of the Least-aspected Planet in Astrocartography
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