A fun spin on serious cosmic stuff! Wendell C. Perry has 40 years experience studying astrology and how it impacts personalities & relationships. He's written two books & published articles in astrology magazines. He's happy to share this website so that you, too, can have fun with astrology to help you in everyday life!
For the past few days the sky has been dominated by an interesting configuration of Uranus, Saturn and Jupiter. These three planets have all moved to around 20 degrees of their respective signs: Aries, Sagittarius and Libra, creating an astrological triangle, with Uranus opposed to Jupiter and Saturn trine Uranus and sextile Jupiter.
I’ve written about how this configuration is currently impacting the horoscope of Donald Trump. (Click here to see the article.) This combination of aspects is also going to affect anyone with significant placements between 19 and 21 degrees of any sign in their chart. But, I also feel that it is going to have a more generalized influence on the population at large.
I’ve cut back on commenting on the horoscopes of the various shooters and killers that crop up in our violent society because I just don’t like giving such people extra attention. However, ever once and a while one comes along whose horoscope can provide us with a helpful lesson in astrology. The Charleston, South Carolina mass murderer, Dylann Roof, is a case in point.
We don’t have a time of birth for Dylann Roof, though the horoscope that I’ve done for noon on his birthday (click on Dylann Roof to see the chart) has some possibilities. It places his conjunction of Mercury and Mars close to his Midheaven. That would a placement conductive to the violence Roof displayed when he went into the Emanuel African Episcopal Church and began shooting people.
However, the aspects I want to focus on would be in force no matter what time he was born on that day. That is the double sextile between his Mercury and Mars in Pisces and Uranus and Neptune in Capricorn. Of course, the Uranus to Neptune conjunction is a generational aspect. Between 1993 and 1994 it was the single most dominant alignment in the sky. So the fact that Roof has two planets connected to it is significant.
When I read about the sudden death of actor Alan Thicke I was naturally curious about what was going on in his horoscope at that time. His complete horoscope with a verified time of birth in available in Astrodatabank. (Click on Alan Thicke to see it.) So I pulled up his chart, looked at the transits and secondary progressions and saw pretty much what I expected to see. What that was, however, I am not at liberty to report.
There are a couple of reasons why astrologers are reluctant discuss or predict death. If you’re wrong in such a prediction, you’ve just frightened someone for no reason, and if you’re right, no one is likely to congratulate you. Likewise, if I were to describe the aspects I saw in Thicke’s horoscope, and someone saw similar configurations in their own, that might cause them undue concern.
Frank Sinatra was a volatile person. Stories of his behavior describe both extreme egotism and frequent emotional breakdowns. Though he often played at being a tough guy, he was actually a very sensitive man whose feelings were easily bruised.
This is clearly evident in his horoscope, (click here to see the chart) in which a strong Sagittarian Sun is combined with a vulnerable Pisces Moon. The Sun is square Jupiter, which expands the ego and increases the natural Sagittarian tendencies to go too far and expect too much. The Moon is trine Pluto, an aspect that adds a dark, depressive quality to the highly emotional nature of the Moon in Pisces.
In Nov. 1951, when disruptive Uranus was exactly opposite his Venus, Sinatra married Ava Gardner. His decision to leave his first wife and their three children to pursue Gardner had already done extensive damage to his career. The public, which had so long adored the crooner, quickly turned against him. His recording contract was cancelled and he was reduced to scrounging for work in clubs. Nonetheless, it was apparent that Sinatra was so much in love with Gardner that none of this mattered.