World Events:


Death of Princess Diana:





Vatican City:

Black Thursday, 1929:

Discovery of Pluto:

Departure of the Titanic:

Wright Brother's 1st Flight:

The First Oil Strike:



Transcendental Biographies:

Lewis Carroll:

Salvador Dali:

Princess Diana:

Albert Einstein:

Jerry Garcia:

Hugh Hefner:

Jimi Hendrix:

Washington Irving:

Johannes Kepler:

Timothy Leary:

Monica Lewinsky:

King Louis XIV

Thomas Mann:

Elvis Presley:

John Ruskin:

Patti Smith:

Kenneth Starr:

Richard Wagner:

.Oprah Winfrey:


Transcendental Nations:

Transcendental Events

The Role of Underaspected Planets in Historic Events

IV. World Events

Mercury = 020   
Pluto = 040
Uranus = 111
Jupiter = 120
Venus = 220   
Mars = 220
Neptune = 211
Sun = 222      
Saturn = 321
Moon = 302

Node = non-Transcendental (301)

[Least aspected Mercury] [Pluto] [Uranus]

The Year 2000: Greenwich, England

Primary Transcendental Mercury, Secondary Pluto, Tertiary Transcendental Uranus.

Jan. 1, 2000
00.00.00 AM GMT (+00)
Greenwich, England
80E00’00”; 51N29’00”
Asc: 07Li02; Mc: 09Cn09

Source: “Whether the millennium begins in 2000 or 2001 is not the only debate surround­ing the New Year’s Eve party of the century. Just exactly where the dawn of the New Age will take place has become an international argument ... Caroline Island ... will be the first [inhabited] land to see the dawn as it crosses the International Date Line. [...] If time rather than the sunrise is the determining factor, then Greenwich, England, where each day begins at the prime meridian at 00:00 UT, will mark the official start of the year 2000.” Time Almanac 1999, p. 413


Neptune = 000
Mercury = 200
Uranus = 210
Saturn = 221
Pluto = 231
Venus = 312
Jupiter = 312
Sun = 320
Moon = 402
Mars = 502

Node = Transcendental Node (042)

[Least aspected Neptune]

Death of Princess Diana 

Primary Transcendental Neptune, Secondary Mercury, Tertiary Transcendental Uranus.

Aug. 31, 1997
00.25.00 AM CED (-02)
2E20’00”; 48N52’00”
Asc: 17Ge40; Mc: 15Aq16

Source: Times, September 1, 1997. This horoscope is based on the moment of the fatal car crash and not on the official announcement of her death (it was announced at 4:00 A.M., Paris time; 2:00 A.M. GMT).


Mercury = 030
Venus = 121
Neptune = 201
Mars = 211
Pluto = 220
Uranus = 311
Jupiter = 320
Moon = 331
Saturn = 410
Sun = 431

Node = Transcendental (140)

[Least aspected Mercury]

Sputnik: The first satellite

Primary Transcendental Mercury, Secondary Venus, Tertiary Transcendental Neptune.

Oct. 4, 1957
9.00.00 PM GMT (+00)
Baikonur, USSR
66E03’00”; 47N50’00”
Asc: 19Le12; Mc: 06Ta 40

Source: Campion, The Book of World Horoscopes, p. 504. Commentary: “Information gathering, processing, and transmission” is ruled by Mercury. Mercury also rules travel. In Russian, sputnik means “traveler.”


Neptune = 010
Pluto = 010
Mercury = 101
Venus = 110
Mars = 130
Saturn = 121
Sun = 131
Jupiter = 230
Moon = 231
Uranus = 311

Node = non-Transcendental (310)

[Least aspected Neptune-Pluto]

NATO: Truman signs the North Atlantic Treaty Organization agreement

Equally underaspected Primary Transcendental Neptune, Pluto; Secondary Transcenden­tal Mercury.

Aug. 24, 1949
11.42.00 AM EDT (+04)
Washington, D.C.
77W01’00”; 38N53’00”
Asc: 02Sc59; Mc: 08Le38
Source: Nicholas Campion, The Book of World Horoscopes, p. 483.
Commentary:  Notable points include:

        LAP Neptune in the Transcendental Twelfth House.
        LAP Pluto in the Transcendental Tenth House.
        LAP Mercury in the Secondary Transcendental Eleventh House.

        MAP Uranus in the Leading Ninth House and ruler of the Leading Fourth House.
        Secondary MAP Moon in the Secondary Leading Tenth House.

        In the birth chart for NATO, we find equally aspected Primary Transcendentals Neptune and Pluto. A Neptune-Pluto Transcendental Midpoint-Field runs over Washing­ton, D.C., which is where NATO was “born” when President Truman signed the document that brought NATO into being. (The original NATO agreement was even called “The Treaty of Washington.”) This chart makes a great deal of sense if we view NATO as (now more than ever) an arm of the U.S. government, not to mention the United States military.
        Although Primary Transcendental Neptune is found in its vertical, Transcendental Mid­heaven position adjacent to western Europe (fittingly, in the North Atlantic, which forms part of the NATO acronym, “North Atlantic Treaty Organization”), the MAP or most aspected planet, Uranus, runs directly over western Europe, setting above the Strait of Gibraltar and touching the territories of Spain, France, Germany, and Poland, and then continuing north, over the Baltic Sea, near the southeast coast of Sweden and the northwestern coast of Russia. According to my theory, MAPs may indicate hubris when not tied in to the numinous function symbolized by the least aspected planets (LAPs).
        Therefore, one wonders if it is in Europe itself that NATO must be most careful not to overreach? Or does Uranus symbolize the possibility of placing innovative thought (especially thought that focuses on reformations that lead to greater liberty within the overall social-collective) in the service of Primary Transcendental Nep­tune and Pluto? Neptune signifies the world soul: the yin-oriented Zeitgeist (Nep­tune). Its counterpart in global transformation, Pluto, symbolizes a yang-oriented Zeitgeist and its potential for deep-seated, transgenerational change.


Pluto = 011
Jupiter = 111
Uranus = 201
Mercury = 210
Saturn = 220
Venus = 221
Mars = 310
Neptune = 321
Sun = 330

Moon = 410

Node = Transcendental Node (110)

[Least aspected Pluto]

Vatican City

Primary Transcendental Pluto.

June 7, 1929
11.00.00 AM CET (-01)
Vatican City, Rome
12E29’00”; 41N54’00”
Asc: 04Vi49; Mc: 29Ta59

Source: Campion, The Book of World Horoscopes, p. 431.


Saturn = 012
Mars = 020
Venus = 110
Jupiter = 110
Moon = 111
Sun = 111
Pluto = 111
Neptune = 132
Uranus = 210
Mercury = 220

Node = Transcendental Node (140)

[Least aspected Saturn]

The Great Depression: Black Thursday

Primary Transcendental Saturn, Secondary Transcendental Mars.

Oct. 24, 1929
11.15.00 AM EST (+05)
New York, NY
73W57’00”; 40N45’00”
Asc: 00Cp24; Mc: 24Li10


Saturn = 120
Pluto = 120
Mercury = 121
Moon = 220
Sun = 220
Mars = 310
Venus = 322
Uranus = 330
Neptune = 341
Jupiter = 501
Node = non-Transcendental (421)

[Least aspected Saturn-Pluto]

The Discovery of Pluto

Equally underaspected Primary Transcendentals Saturn, Pluto.

Feb. 18, 1930
04.00.00 PM MST (+07)
Flagstaff, AZ
111W39’00”; 35N12’00”
Asc: 03Le34; Mc: 23Ar16

Source: “The Struggles to Find the Ninth Planet,” by Clyde W. Tombaugh. Posted online by the NASA/JPL Outer Planets/Solar Probe Project.


Uranus = 021
Mercury = 120
Saturn = 131
Moon = 141
Mars = 142
Neptune = 211
Jupiter = 220
Pluto = 221
Venus = 230
Sun = 231

Node = non-Transcendental (221)

[Least aspected Uranus]

Titanic: Final departure from Queenstown  

Primary Transcendental Uranus, Secondary Mercury, Tertiary Transcendental Saturn.

Apr. 11, 1912
01.30.00 PM GMT (+00)
Queenstown, Ireland
8W17’00”; 51N51’00”
Asc: 20Le37; Mc: 05Ta55

Source: “April 11, Thursday Morning: Capt. Smith takes the Titanic through some addi­tional practice turns en route to Queenstown to test maneuverability. At 11:30 a.m., the Titanic rides at anchor in Queenstown harbor, about two miles from land. 113 third-class and seven second-class passengers board from tenders with 1,385 bags of mail. Seven pas­sengers disembark. At 1:30 p.m., the starboard anchor is raised for the last time and the Titanic departs on her first transatlantic crossing for New York. Estimated total number of crew and passengers on board: 2,227.” Astrologer Claudia Dikinis, citing various histori­cal accounts.


Uranus = 110
Mercury = 210
Jupiter = 210
Neptune = 212
Sun = 220
Pluto = 221
Moon = 222
Mars = 231
Saturn = 321
Venus = 430

Node = non-Transcendental (302)

[Least aspected Uranus]

The Wright Brothers: First flight

Primary Transcendental Uranus, equally underaspected Secondary Transcendentals Mer­cury, Jupiter.

Dec. 17, 1903
10.35.00 AM EST (+05)
Kill Devils Hills
75W39’00”; 36N01’00”
Asc: 19Aq34; Mc: 05Sa07

Source: “First acknowledged human-powered flight,” Campion, The Book of World Horo­scopes, p. 503.

Commentary: “An invention  / for traveling across short distances / and for greater voyages” (Uranus / Mercury / Jupiter): what could be a more fitting Transcendental portrait than the combination of Primary Uranus / Secondary Mercury / Tertiary Jupiter? The original intention of the “inventor-brothers” (Uranus / Mercury) was to use their “inven­tion” (Uranus) as a means of “transport and mail delivery” (Mercury). This is especially reflected in this Primary Uranus / Secondary Mercury Transcendental pairing.


Neptune = 022
Saturn = 121
Venus = 122
Jupiter = 141
Mars = 200
Moon = 201
Uranus = 242
Mercury = 300
Sun = 311
Pluto = 311

Node = non-Transcendental (200)

[Least aspected Neptune]

The first oil strike Primary Transcendental Neptune, Secondary Saturn, Tertiary Transcendental Venus.

Aug. 28 1859
04.00.00 PM LMT (+00)
Titusville, PA
79W40’00”; 41N37’00”
Asc: 13Cp30; Mc: 08Sc57

Source: Campion, The Book of World Horoscopes, pp. 479-480.

Commentary: Neptune, the planet traditionally associated with petroleum, is least aspected here, and it tenants the Second House of “material possessions, resources, and money.”


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