The Role of the Least Aspected Planet in Astrocartography.

Planetary Symbolism in Astrocartography and Transcendental Astrology,

by Rob Couteau.

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Mars = 021
Sun = 041
Mercury = 111
Venus = 110
Saturn = 121
Moon = 131
Uranus = 210
Neptune = 220
Pluto = 221

Portrait of George Washington
by Gilbert Stuart, 1796.

[Least-aspected Mars]

In the days of Pompey, Washington would have been a Caesar; his officers and partisans would have stimulated him to it ... in the time of Charles, a Cromwell; in the days of Philip the second, a prince of Orange, and would have wished to be Count of Holland. But in America he could have had no other ambition than that of retiring.
–John Adams.

First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.
–Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee, one of Washington’s officers.

George Washington

George Washington, the first U.S. president (1789-1793; 1793-1797) and the most “celebrated figure” (Secondary Sun) in American history, was born in Westmoreland county, Virginia, in close proximity to his Primary Mars, which sets over the northeast coast of the United States. All of Washington’s military engagements occurred near Primary Mars. Mars sets over Philadel­phia and, with Ter­tiary Mercury, forms a narrowly focused Transcendental Midpoint-Field extending from Philadelphia to Massachusetts. New York City–where he fought in several battles and where, after the Revolution, he took the presidential oath of office–lies several degrees west of Ter­tiary Mercury and is also located in the Mars / Mercury Transcendental Midpoint-Field.
        On July 3, 1775, Washington was given command of the Continental army at Cambridge, Massachu­setts (42N22; 71W06), near his Tertiary Mercury. After capturing Dorchester Heights (a strategic position south of Boston) on March 17, 1776, he forced the British from their Boston encampment. This initial victory was followed by a series of defeats, beginning with the disastrous Battle of Long Island on 27 August. His successful retreat through New Jersey (across the Delaware River and into Pennsyl­vania) occurred directly under his Primary Mars line.
        On Christmas Eve, Washington crossed the Delaware River during a storm and defeated a garrison of German mercenary troops in Trenton. Three days later, he defeated British regiments in Princeton, New Jersey. After other victories and defeats experienced in the proximity of this Primary Mars line, a decisive turn of events occurred when France entered the conflict in February 1778, tilting the balance of power in favor of the colonial forces. General Cornwallis finally surrendered to Washington on October 19, 1781; a peace agreement was signed in Paris on September 3, 1783; and the British withdrew their forces from New York on November 25, 1783. General Washington resigned his commission on December 23, then he briefly retired to private life.
        Washington’s record of intense activity in two cities located precisely under a Transcendental Midpoint-Field (Philadelphia and New York) is noteworthy, and his involvement in this area continued throughout his life. He was president of the Philadelphia convention of 1787, which adopted the Constitution of the United States largely as a result of his political influence. Two years later, he was chosen to be the President of the United States (1793) and served his first year in office in New York City, which was the capital of the republic until the following year (when it was changed to Philadelphia). One of his most important presidential acts was the proclama­tion of neutrality, issued on April 22, 1793, which prohibited American involvement in the war between Britain and France. This helped to preserve the integrity of the newly formed and still vulnerable republic from the uncertainty of overseas military engagement. As we can see in Washington’s astrocartography, Tertiary Mercury sets over western France and Great Britain: the foreign powers of greatest political significance during his presidential years.
        The “military prowess” traditionally associated with Mars finds an especial signifi­cance here, since Mars was General Washington’s Primary Transcendental and his life was so strongly focused on “military affairs.” After leaving the presidency, his military experience led to his temporary appointment as commander-in-chief of the army in 1798, when war with France seemed imminent.
        Washington finally retired to his Mount Vernon estate in Virginia (38N47; 77W06), just a few degrees west of his Primary Mars line, where he died on December 14, 1799.




Revised & updated:
5 August 2005


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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    |    Notes    |    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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