The Role of the Least Aspected Planet in Astrocartography.
Planetary Symbolism in Astrocartography and Transcendental Astrology,
by Rob Couteau.
Pluto = 020
Neptune = 022
Mercury = 042
Saturn = 101
Venus = 120
Uranus = 121
Sun = 131
Mars = 240
Jupiter = 320
[Least-aspected Pluto] [Neptune]
At 4:30 A.M. on April 12 [Edmund] Ruffin pulled the lanyard on a symbolic first shot of the new revolution ... the shelling continued through thirty-four hours and some 4,000 shells.
–Bruce Catton, The Civil War.
II. The Civil War
ii: Shelling of Fort Sumter
When the first shot was fired at Fort Sumter from Cummings Point–marking the beginning of the Civil War–Primary Pluto and Secondary Neptune were the key Transcendentals (each receive an almost equal number of minor aspects). In the astrocartography for this event, Primary Pluto is positioned in its vertical, midnight line along the West Coast, while Secondary Neptune and Tertiary Mercury are positioned in their curving, rising lines over the East Coast, thereby framing the entire continental USA. In South Carolina, Neptune and Mercury form a narrow Transcendental Midpoint-Field over Fort Sumter, and Tertiary Mercury rises almost precisely over Fort Sumter (79W46).
Primary Pluto and Secondary Neptune symbolize “widespread social and political upheaval and regeneration” (Pluto) and the “disruption of personal life [/] by large-scale economic, political, [and] cultural ... changes beyond one’s control”1 (Neptune / Pluto). A classical keynote for Neptune is “dissolution”: the “‘dissolving’ of the Union” being an often-used phrase to describe the historic conflict between the North and the South.
1. Sakoian and Acker, Transits Simplified, “Transiting Neptune Square Pluto,” p. 207.
Revised & updated:
5 August 2005
Role of the Least-aspected Planet in Astrocartography
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V. Nodes / the Triple-zero Transcendental | Appendices: Orbs / References / Data
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