The Role of the Least Aspected Planet in Astrocartography.

Planetary Symbolism in Astrocartography and Transcendental Astrology,

by Rob Couteau.

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Mars = 001
Pluto = 120
Venus = 201
Uranus = 210
Moon = 220
Neptune = 221
Saturn = 300
Sun = 301
Mercury = 310

Portrait of Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, officer of the Federal Army, Brady National Photographic Art Gallery (Washington, D.C.), [Between 1860 and 1865].
Portrait of Gen. Robert E. Lee, officer of the Confederate Army, Julian Vannerson, 1863.

[Least-aspected Mars] [Pluto]

The Revolution of 1860 has been initiated.
–The Mercury newspaper (Charleston), reproduced in Bruce Cat­ton’s The Civil War.

II. The Civil War
i: Secession of South Carolina

The election of Abraham Lincoln on November 6, 1860, was interpreted by the South as a clear signal to dissolve the union of the States. South Carolina was the first to vote for secession on December 20, 1860, followed by Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana the following January and by Texas on February 1, 1861.
        During his inaugural address, Lincoln warned that he would “hold, occupy, and pos­sess” Federal property located in Confederate territory. Lincoln was pointedly referring to Fort Sumter, a military stronghold still brazenly flying the Union flag in the heart of the Confederacy. After Southern forces surrounded the important harbor fort with military encampments and unsuccessfully negotiated with the North to abandon it, Lin­coln announced his decision to reinforce Sumter with supplies. Jefferson Davis then issued the command to shell the fort. Under the Confederate command of P.T.G. Beaure­gard, the first shot was fired from nearby Cummings Point, commencing thirty-four hours of shelling. (See my essay below: “The Shelling of Fort Sumter.”) Sumter surrendered to the Confederate forces on April 13, at 2:30 P.M., thus ending a bloodless “battle” (Pri­mary Mars) that signified the beginning of an incredibly “bloody war” (Mars) between the States: one that would result in “widespread collective transformation” (Primary Mars / Secondary Pluto).
        In the astrocartography calculated for South Carolina’s secession, Primary Mars forms a wide Transcendental Midpoint-Field with Secondary Pluto over thirty-two of the thirty-four states that formed the United States at that time. Primary Mars rises over west­ern Texas and the central U.S., while Secondary Pluto rises east of New England, over Newfoundland and the Atlantic. The two states excluded from this field–California and Oregon–were the only two that were relatively uninvolved in the war, because of their distance from the conflict. The Mars / Pluto pairing symbolizes “violent / social and polit­ical upheaval” and eerily echoes the quotation from the Mercury newspaper (above): “Revolution” (Secondary Pluto) “initiated” (Primary Mars).


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Revised & updated:
5 August 2005


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Role of the Least-aspected Planet in Astrocartography




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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    |    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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