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“A Hidden Time Bomb is in the Sequences of the Conjunctions of the Planets!”

A few weeks back I read an article of interest and importance in which afterwards I felt like kicking myself for not thinking about the subject matter before.  I began to wonder how many of us have insightful moments and then felt foolish and stupid at the same time?  Having had this fleeting period of inspiration, I began to embellish and incorporate what I learnt to other areas of astrology to give me a better understanding in delineating a chart.  I was extremely thankful for this piece of information as I always feel that I am ever learning and growing in the studies of the stars and the secrets it has to reveal.  The article was in my favorite magazine “The Mountain Astrologer” issue 152 august/September 2010 entitled “Sequential Conjunctions” by Frank C. Clifford an astrologer-palmist in the United Kingdom.  This article made an impact on me as I have a stellium of five planets in Gemini, and when I was a beginning student I was taught that this was a concentration of energies in one sign so one can achieve one’s directions and goals.

One really needs to read the article first hand as I always feel we as readers and listeners to ideas and thoughts, as we tend to take what we need, and see it from our perspective and biases.  To simplify, what was being said was the importance and the consequences that comes from the sequences in the Zodiac in a conjunction or a stellium of planets in the same sign.  For example I have a conjunction of Uranus and Mercury in Gemini in the ninth with less than a one minute orb with Uranus in the lead.  Would there be a difference if Uranus followed Mercury?  In the article, and I quite agree that there definitely would be a difference in how we would approach ninth house matters and possibly the differences in handling situations that would be in the aspect by other planets in their houses and their concerns.  The author was speaking about the natal chart, but I began to wonder if this could apply for all types of predictive charts such as solar returns, lunar returns, horary charts, et cetera?  In examining my other personal predictive charts where this aspect appeared, I did feel there was a slight difference that could make a big difference in the outcome, proving my theory that we do have choices in our destiny, and that we are not ruled or condemned by our planets.

One example that came to mind that convinced me of the validity of the consequences of the sequences of the planets was representing the planets as real people in a life situation.  Suppose the Universe had brought together Bill, Tom and Nancy, so that one would be her intended for life, and both were equally well suited for her.  One may be more outgoing and apparently outwardly more fun then the other.  Would there be a difference of choice, if one came into her life before the other?  What if the sequence of events were reversed, would there be changes in the outcome?  If both were likely candidates I am sure the timing sequence would make the difference in the final choice.  Timing is essential in the successful completion of our goals or wishes.  This was an important lesson for me to see, that depending on the sequences and the planets involved, slight differences or major eruptions can be seen in these aspects.  The major problems would depend on the planet and the sign it was in, and whether it was supporting or weakening the other planets and its sequence in the line up.  Having had my eyes opened on the subject I realize it may not make a real difference in most cases, but the one it will affect most will be the difference of existing and living life to its’ fullest.  This is another tool to make us all better astrologers in a world that is still skeptical of the art.   One can see how the sequence of planets hides the time bomb, which may help build or destroy upon that which we are working towards.  The final conclusion is that the timing and the sequence of events is more important in the difference of being mediocre to being outstanding in leading us to a final successful outcome.

“Mercury and Uranus Conjunct in the Ninth House”


Mercury conjunct Uranus delivers a lightning-quick mind, mental genius and originality. The person is self-willed, dramatic, colorful, creative, inventive, articulate, individualistic, progressive, independent and stubborn. Quick perception and often will gain insight through intuitive flashes. Will be interested in astrology, science, human behavior, psychology, philosophy, religion, spiritual ideas and electronics, but will need a good education for a good foundation for success.  One is able to tune into the Universal Mind and obtain guidance from it.  Won’t accept ideas simply because of tradition and is able to find new solutions to old problems.

All the above I hope is true about me but I have always been wondering what it would be like to have the conjunction in another house other then the ninth.  Don’t get me wrong, I have certainly enjoyed and received much benefit from the house it is in and I am happy with the aspect.  I was wondering what I would be like with the conjunction in the different houses, so here goes my humorous thoughts.

The first house: A very eccentric dresser, probably with a Mohawk haircut, with a black tuxedo silk jacket and a 100% Egyptian cotton baby blue button down from Paul Stewart and a genuine Irish kilt with black knee boots for the office or board meeting.

The second house: The way things are going in the economical world I think I would invest in gold bars and hide them in an iron chest under a secret compartment in the floor under my bed.  Then enroll in a class on the internet in learning to be a pirate and go to EBay and buy a vessel, fit for the Monterey bay.

The third house: Everyday I am being bombarded by emails and spam through the internet and the cell phone, so I have decided Harry Potter had the right idea.  The Post Office is snail mail, so I have resorted to using a white owl to get my messages to the public; it is faster and more personable.

The fourth house: I think I would build a three story brownstone tree house and in the living room have the television on all the time showing a fire place with a warm fire.  How homey it will be.

The fifth house: Pleasures and excitement have become so mundane with all these computer generated action films in the movies today.  During the depression era people just jumped on the railroad cars to get from place to place.  Why not stow away in the space shuttle and get a free ride around the earth, now that’s excitement!

The sixth house;  I always thought why can’t we all get paid a high salary for not working and a bonus for everyday we  get sick, and if the company goes out of business, we should get compensation for being let go.  It takes work to do nothing all day and not be bored.

The seventh house:  It is so ordinary to be a married couple, living together or even being a polygamous marriage, why not be married to both genders.  Now that is what one can call stylistically different.

The eighth house:  How about letting everyone know that unselfishness is close to Godliness, and that all should give something of themselves to themselves to make life more enjoyable.  A day without modern equipment or electronics, just breathing the fresh air and listening to nature. 

The ninth house: How about having religion and politics intertwined so that we cannot tell the difference where one begins and the other ends.  We can have a Rock Star as president who has a black trim line princess phone with a direct line to God.

The tenth house: All those with back breaking jobs should be paid a decent salary and those with cushy jobs are paid the minimum wage.  The machines that are taking work away from humans should get no paid at all, and only the barest pay back for medical leave.

The eleventh house: CEO’s of big companies dressed in leather biker outfits who plan to give part of their salaries and part of the companies’ profits to help eliminate hunger in the world.  How refreshing.

The twelfth house: Breaking up the big institutions to smaller companies, where the employees are names and not just numbers on a sheet of paper.  One can go to your local grocery store and buy something that was picked that day.  What a fine secret that would be, something fresh, not weeks or months old.

While working on this enjoyable exercise trying to relate the meanings of the houses to the aspect and hopefully producing some form of humor, I realized that I really am all these things.  The zodiac is a big circle and although the aspect is expressed through one point in the circle, in truth we are really the whole circle.  It is like the drop of water in the ocean, it is a drop but yet contains everything the ocean is.  It is like the yin and yang, we are the light and the dark of any concept.  Morin states the empty house opposite house with a planet has the influence of that planet.  Besides using that influence of the non present planet, we also use the rulers of the surrounding cusp to delineate the condition of the house.  The importance of this is that we are the whole circle, but we have the choice to express ourselves through that one point of the circle through the degree of the aspect.

“Your ruling Planet ▬ the Matchmaker?”



I have always wondered why there are times we can meet someone, and totally feel comfortable.  Is there a mental radar involved?  Or is our intuition so in tune that we can evaluate the situation that quickly?   Maybe we are seeing the aura of the Person and are relating to it?  Whatever the answer is I felt the charts must have shown compatibility between the two souls, but was there a quick way to look at the chart and come to the same conclusions.  I decided to look at the charts of friends and people I like, to see if I could find something.

One of my astrology groups suggested I check for the ruler of the chart (Hyleg) and its’ role in the delineation, which I found quite interesting and totally forgot that I had studied it awhile back.  Modern astrology seems to put the ruler of the chart in the back seat, but Bonatti and Ptolemy gives it importance.  Although I consider myself of the modern school, I do feel, we have thrown out the baby with the dirty bath water.  So I tried to incorporate traditional astrology in my thinking, and one day I hope to be an out of the closet traditional astrologer.  From my early studies of the art, one of my teachers told me that the ruler of my natal chart was Mercury which confirms Bonatti’s school of thought.  Since the early days I have always related and worked with Mercury.

While going through the charts of friends, etcetera I noticed they all made some aspects to my Mercury.  The benefic aspects (conjunctions, sextiles, trines) tend to be some of my closer friends, but I did notice it also included the hard aspects (squares, oppositions), and in some it seem to challenge and inspire me.  I don’t know if this works for everyone, but it certainly made sense to me.  I began to surmise that the ruler of my chart indicated the most important direction for my life, and that I would relate to those that felt the same way.  In looking at a couple of friends who considered themselves as couples I noticed that this theory worked.  Now I am wondering whether the ruling planet of the chart in aspect to a planet or ruling planet of another’s chart could lay the foundation of a good relationship, either platonic or romantic.  Maybe our ruling planet is the Matchmaker, especially where the ruling planet of one chart aspects the ruling planet of the other?

The ruling planet is found in astrology today by considering the ruler of the ascendant or you can check into the works of Bonatti or Ptolemy, and if you have Solar Fire software, it will give you the ruling planet from the old masters.  The following are the keywords for the ruling planet in the different houses.


1                    Adept at initiating activities

2                    Defines self worth through money and material possessions

3                    Drawn to activities involving intellect, travel or communications

4                    Strive to create a solid family base and home life

5                    To take risks, especially in relation to children, romance, fun and sex

6                    Service and work oriented

7                    Activities that include the partner or others

8                    Sexuality and being most comfortable in working with other resources

9                    Activities involving religion, philosophy, culture or law

10                Works hard to build a reputable expression of life

11                Involved in social and humanitarian activities that impact life

12                Private individual drawn to activities that stay behind the scenes

I hope this works for you, but I must admit that my matchmaker made me a match that has lasted many, many years.  A toast to your ruling planet, the Matchmaker!

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