Last week we wrote about the fall of Prince Andrew on this blog and as in many cases his dubious sexual activities led to this deep fall. Another comparable case, not directly connected to Prince Andrew is the American film producer Harvey Weinstein. In his case the accusations made were more serious and the court procedure against him is still going on. There are some doubts about his exact time of birth and that is why we start this post with a picture, Mr Weinstein may have a lot of qualities but he will probably not win a Mr America contest.

However, this picture does give us certainty about the time of birth because there is obviously something wrong with his eyes. In his chart (to be downloaded below) the Moon, one of the Luminaries is in very narrow sextile with the ascending degree and it is in its fall in Capricorn. A planet aspecting the degree of the ascendant within two degree of orb will have a clear influence on the appearance and the Moon as one of the Luminaries refers in astrological anatomy to the eyes. The Moon is in its fall so there something wrong with it, in this spectacular way we can check a doubtful time of birth without having to resort to other always quite dubious methods of correction.

Another thing that strikes the eye is the very strong Mars in its own sign in the first house and ruler of the first house. This shows that Mars determines his behaviour very strongly and that his main concern is Harvey Weinstein as the ruler of the first house (Weinstein himself) in its own sign is controlled by the ruler of the first house (Weinstein himself). This does not look too nice but the stars invloved make this all a bit scary as the Ascendant is placed on the merciless South Scale, a very powerful royal star and Mars/Lord 1 itself on the North Scale, which is milder but still part of the Scales. The Scales are the Claws of the Scorpion, which need no further explanation, the Scorpion is the cosmic killer, he will not let go of what he has caught in his Claws.

Alpha man

The fact that Mars has a lot of essential dignity in Scorpio does not make this much milder, strong essential dignity does not make someone a good person, it only shows that the planet energy functions effectively, so in a more “technical” sense. With a view to this Mars and Ascendant positions it is not too strange that Weinstein is generally described as a bully and and a sexual predator, of course Mars is also the general significator of sexuality. On the MC the importance of martial energy is repeated, the planetary part of Mars in on the MC, planet parts among other things show an obsessive focus.  Near the Mars Part, we also see the Moon Part or the of Fortune which shows our deepest desire, disposed by the Sun and in the tenth house, he wants be alpha man. The PoF is also on Alphard, the main star of the Hydra constellation, Hydra is connected to the very essence of the desire nature.

Crisis Zone

This is all quite explosive! If Weinstein would have had a good astrologer, he would have known that his fall was coming. Someone who has done so much wrong will have a difficult time when the Algol zone of crisis ( 26 ° Taurus to 10 ° Gemini) is activated. The problems started for him late 2017 at the moment that progressed Venus the general significator of women and Lord 7 of other people in his chart, had arrived on very malefic Algol, while the progressed Sun was moving through the same crisis zone. The Moon has just left the Algol zone but had been in it for the main part of the year. If you see this, you know the time has come that accounts will be settled.

A Prince leaving exaltation

It was quite an incredible thing to watch last week! Prince Andrew, prince Charles’ brother gave an interview on television in order to try to clear his reputation as a playboy with rather dubious connections. However, in this interview the prince said very stupid things and this only made it a lot worse. Sponsors of his charity foundations withdrew their support and he had to suspend his activities as a member of the royal family. For some time I have been of the opinion that the Windsors urgently need a Court Astrologer, like all important families used to have in days of yore. Now suppose we would have been this Court Astrologer, what would we have told Randy Andy? Click on the download-link below to be able to see his chart.

So the situation is that the phone is ringing in our astrology tower above Buckingham Palace and it is Prince Andrew on the line asking whether it is a good idea to have this interview? Our first impulsive answer is “no” as we had a retrograde Mercury and then you never know.  But this is a bit too simple and you cannot stop living as soon as Mercury turns retrograde. As the resident Court Astrologer we of course would know all the charts of the important family members thoroughly and the first thing that would worry us is the co-called Signficator of Manners in this chart. With the temperament this planet will describe the behaviour, in most cases it is the planet aspecting and /or disposing Mercury (thinking) and the Moon (emotions).      

In exaltation

In Prince Andrew’s chart this is Mars in its exaltation in the last degrees of Capricorn in conjunction with Venus. Of course, Mars being in its exaltation has a lot of dignity and this is “good”, Prince Andrew knows how to handle Mars energy, but exaltation has its disavantages too, it tends to give a rose-coloured perspective. The conjunction with Venus makes him more charming but it does not take this rose-coloured view away. Mars can also be impulsive, certainly in a cardinal sign as cardinal is moving fast, so this certainly is a reason to think twice and listen well  to your Court Astrologer. 


Moreover, Mercury, also ruler of the third house of communications and certainly relevant for interviews, is extremely weak in its fall and detriment in Pisces. Mercury’s dispositor Jupiter will influence Mercury and it tends to say too much so he should be conscious of remaining detached by activating the strong Saturn in Capricorn (by wearing a Saturn stone like a lepidolite or an amethyst). Of course, the third house is also relevant as the house of brothers and indeed Charles’ position is not nice, Mercury/Lord 3 being in its detriment and fall. Close to the third house cusp is the expansive North Node on the star of fate Labrum, the main star of the  Cup that was not filled (will Charles ever be king?). On the cusp the Part of Jupiter (Ac +Jup – Part of te Sun) is placed and yes Andrew will have to leave the throne to his bigger brother, so the factors affecting the third house describe brother Charles but also his tendency to loose control over what he says.     

Out off exaltation

So giving interviews seems to be a bit tricky. This is confirmed by several methods of prognosis, for example by the profections which move a house further every year. The profection this year has arrived in the twelfth house the house of self-destruction, not good, and the twelfth house ruler is the Moon very weak in its fall and on the Centaur star Agena, connected to apparently safe actions getting out off hand enormously. Even more not good. The progressions confirm this danger, the progressed Sun, ruler of the first house and of course extra importent for royals, is in the last degree of Aries and will leave its exaltation soon. Exactly what has happend. The planetary Part of the Sun, also very important to royals, is moving over Antares the star of death closing cycles. I am open to phone calls from Buckingham Palace.    

Emma Potter -expecto patronum

The days are growing darker and darker and even Christmas is appearing on the horizon. The light is fading rapidly now and this may not only lead to a bit of a gloomy mood in those melancholics among us (with Capricorn on the Asc you may be one) but it also triggers the broadcasting of a whole series of films in which evil is fought. This is logical if the light is going out, the need to see darkness defeated will also grow. Films like The Lord of the Rings – a Christian parable based on the books written by the traditional Roman-Catholic J.R.R. Tolkien  – and the Harry Potters series, a more heathen variety of the same theme,  will be endlessly repeated on television these days.

The Harry Potter series, the books as well as the films, were hugely succesfull and the very young actors playing the main characters in the series were launched to world fame overnight.So it would be very interesting to take a look at their charts, unfortunately the chart data of the actor playing Harry Potter himself are not known. However, Emma Watson’s data are known, she played one of Harry’s closest friends in all the eight episodes. In her chart we can indeed see clear signs that she can expect a lot of success (click on the download button to see the chart) .

The Great Benefic Jupiter is placed in the tenth house of the job essentially strong in its exaltation and by antiscion (mirrored in the 0 ° Cancer- 0° Capricorn axis) it is right on the MC! This makes Jupiter much stronger, but how do we interpret the antiscion? Sometimes this may refer to something hidden although this clearly cannot be the case for a position on the MC. In a broader sense however, antiscia indicate something indirect or something strikingly unusual, and this is the case here of course. Jupiter is also Lord 4 of the family and its antiscial position is opposed by the Moon, Emma’s parents were divorced when she was still young and then she had to return to England from France where she was born.     

In the world

But how can it be seen that she will be successful as an actress and probably in this case even more important when this success will come? Without classical techniques, the in mundo aspects and the Firdaria, the rulers of the planet phases you will miss this. In mundo (“in the world”) aspects are made through the house positions and not like the normal  aspects, also called in caelo (“in the heavens”) by positions in the signs. This so very important strong Jupiter is placed eight degrees past the MC (which is cusp 10 of course) and the strong exalted Venus is placed eight degrees past cusp 6. This means they are in trine in mundo,  so strong Venus of the arts is directly connected to this very strong career-Jupiter. The artistic tendency is confirmed by the conjuntion of the strong Saturn in domicile, Lord 5 of creativity with the Part of Abundance (= Part of the Sun) on the star of fate Terebellum.   

Venus time!

Emma Watson is only ten years old when she is selected for the playing the role of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series. Not totally unexpected for those who know their Firdaria!  In 2000 her Venus period started and this means Venus including its in mundo aspect with this strong career-Jupiter will very much come to the fore for the next eight years (the years of Venus).     

The Wall and the fall

Last Friday it was thirty years ago that the existence of the most famous wall ever, the Berlin Wall ended. The story does not have to be retold, the people in the workers ’s paradise of East-Germany were running from the red terror in multitudes and the Wall was used to lock them in. The Wall was the Berlin part of the Iron Curtain put up for the same reason, no sane man who could choose freely  would want to stay in counties where the poisonous marxist Illusions were wreaking havoc. The red prison remained closed till 9 November 1989, when a new phase in European history started.

Wall Saturn

The time the building of the Wall started is known, in the early hours of the night of 13 August 1961 the East-German People’s Police began to close off important points on the demarcation line between East and West Berlin with barbed wire. Of course, this did not mean that we had a complete hermetically closed Wall overnight but the moment can be seen as the moment the Wall was born. This gives us the chart above which is quite spectacular, click on the download button to be able to see it. What immediately catches your eye is Saturn the planet of closing –off which is, most appropriately on the descendant, the angle indicating the others. The Great Malefic is retrograde and indeed it is all about pushing people back.

Saturn is essentially very strong in its own sign, the Wall is very effective and it is placed on Terebellum, a star of fateful events! Nearby is Jupiter, also very appropiately very close to the sign boundary, but it is retrograde too, so unable to get into the next sign. Jupiter is the planet of freedom but it does not get out off the sign of Capricorn it is placed in, Saturn (the Wall) is Jupiter’s dispositor, so the Wall controls it. In Capricorn Jupiter does not feel fine at all, it is in its fall, a good description of the citizens of the oppressive workers’ paradise, longing so much for freedom.

Soldier jumping to his freedom – while he still can

Empty Cup

Also striking is the other malefic Mars on the IC, so in mundane square (“in mundo” aspect) with Saturn, mundane aspects are made by equal distance from house cusps (in mundo is “in the world”  and houses show exactly that: what happens concretely, in the world).  Mars is right on the IC and Saturn on the descendant, four houses away so they are in mundane square. This shows the deadly violence happening around the Wall, Mars is also on another star of fate, Labrum the main star of the Cup which was not filled by the Crow at the divine well because there was a snake blocking the way! On the Ascendant Procyon is found, the bright main star of the smart and fierce Little Dog, guardian of princess Europa. Quite a spectacular chart indeed, but this is something we could of course expect for such a notorious and mythical thing like the Wall.

Fishes reunited

And yes even in the progressions (not shown here)  this chart works very well, in november 1989, when the Wall fell, we just had a progressed New Moon, always a sign of a totally new start, often after a crisis. The MC is moving over, yes another star of fate, Al Pherg part of the Pisces constellation. But it is especially the exact place of Al Pherg in the constellation that will send the shivers down your spine, it is on the famous cord connecting the two Fishes! You can’t beat that. Any astrologer who is not made speechless by this for at least five minutes, is urgently advised to choose another profession.