Head to head

On the evening of 19 April, 2012 in Brisbane AEST (GMT+10), the Sun and the Moon were both in the zodiac sign of Aries.  This was not a night you would pick for a heart to heart discussion.

When the Sun and Moon are together in Aries, it is a head to head clash.   Fortunately these two heavenly bodies don’t get together for more than a couple of days a year albeit, two days in a row, but not the same two days every year.

If you wanted to provoke a married couple into having a fight Ms McHugh, you could not have picked a better date to do it.

The Crown will allege Ms McHugh [long-term mistress of the accused] had asked Mr Baden-Clay to speak to his wife about their relationship, as she was concerned she would be attending the same real estate conference as Mrs Baden-Clay [on the day following the murder] ….  Mr Boyle, for the prosecution, said it would be the Crown’s case that the Baden-Clays argued [over the relationship between the accused and his mistress] on the night Mrs Baden-Clay was killed.

As the clock ticks forward to 11.55pm, we take a freeze frame of the heavens in order to check the tension in the air of that fateful night in Brookfield.

  • We have the scene set – Aries is the territory of Mars, which equates with action, energy and lots of it.  The two characters, the Sun with his wants and the Moon with her needs, both centre stage.

Sun and Moon in Aries provides an environment where an individual would be too ready to express what’s on their mind and to let rip whatever comes into their mind.  This is a time when a wife would be likely to threaten divorce, talk property settlement, child support and whatever comes to mind.  It would not be a time when someone who was normally mild is likely to hold back.

This is also a time when a person could be deluded into believing that they have the ability to overcome the forces of heaven and earth in order to arrive at a goal; a goal which is so clear in their mind.  It can be so clearly in their mind that they believe it to be actually happening.

An astrologer will tell you that if you have a Sun and Moon in Aries, this is a time where intolerance of divergent opinions raises its ugly head:

The troubles of other people are not especially interesting to you, although by a paradoxical twist you frequently expect other people to listen to your troubles and at some considerable length. Not because you want or need or expect or would be likely to take their advice, but just because you are so absorbed by your own problems that you expect everyone else to be willing and even anxious to listen to them. You express readily and forcefully and with considerable dramatic effect.

Have I sent you scurrying to check your diaries to see how your life was around that time?

  • That was just the Sun-Moon’s evening performance. I want to share the significance of the planetary midpoints of that night to add to the atmosphere, before we get down and dirty.

We are still in the heavens.  This tension will affect each individual according to their own sensitivities; their own horoscope; their strengths and their weaknesses.

A slightly different way of interpreting midpoints (from what I have written earlier) is to ask the following questions:

What is at stake/How is it manifesting = What’s the point the person is trying to make.

All of us were under the influence of the stars at 11.55pm on 19 April, 2012 and many of us were possibly dreaming the following:

Mercury=Sun/Mars:    We are the ‘what’s at stake’ our ego, self-preservation. How is this manifesting?  Action, energy – tossing and turning in our sleep.  What’s driving it?  Our thoughts and ideas; plans and schemes.

Mercury=Sun/Neptune:  This is about me again. I’ll keep these thoughts hidden as I have an unclear self-image.

Ascendant=Sun/Jupiter:  How can I put this any other way?  My face to the world, my personality – I’m full of myself; self-aggrandisement is on the stage; ‘aint I grand.

Jupiter=Sun/North Node:  Last one about ‘me’.  (Yeah right, I doubt it) This can be interpreted in two ways. 1. My mother and I are a fantastic team. (I’m not your mother, dummy. I’m your wife.)  2. My point is that I am seeking attention from anyone who will watch me perform.  I’m considering how I might best go about it, hmmm.

Putting our ego and wants aside, we turn to our emotional side, our needs and the midpoints reveal:

Sun= Moon/Jupiter:  My ego needs to be the focus, to be recognised. I need to be rewarded for my efforts. (I thought we were finished with ‘all about me’?  Sorry, we’re never finished about me, myself.)

Ascendant=Moon/North Node:  Again we have the nodal axis as part of the equation and so we can read two ways. 1. Mummy, look at me, look at me (How long are you going to keep this one going? Yawn, I am not your mother.) or  2. Needing to connect on an emotional level to satisfy me, me, me.  (What?  That sounds like a conflict of interest. Oh, why don’t you just grow up!)

Uranus=Moon/Mercury:  Sudden changes in emotions with the intention of throwing the opposition off guard.  (Why do you need to do this?)

Pluto=Moon/Uranus:  Volatility in emotions for reasons of power play.

But wait there’s more.  Mars and other planets will not be upstaged, they insist on having their say.  Here’s the key again:  What’s the point the person is trying to make = What is at stake/How it is manifesting.

Ascendant=Mars/Pluto: I will intimidate by the use of violence. I am invincible.

Moon=Mars/Jupiter:  I am omnipotent. Everything needs to go full steam ahead to satisfy my needs.

Moon=Venus/Ascendant:  I am the ‘ant’s pants’ – vanity personified. My emotional needs must be fulfilled.

Pluto=Venus/Ascendant:  I am image conscious.  What’s at stake?  Power of course.

Venus=Jupiter/Pluto:  Money, money money. Lust for the power of money.

Moon=Jupiter/Neptune:  I have delusions of grandeur. I deserve nothing but the best that money can buy.

Neptune=Saturn/Pluto:  An irresistible force meets an immovable object.  Head clash.

Mars=Saturn/Pluto:  The result of the head clash…..

  • All of us will take in the above information differently, according to our own horoscopes. There are as many variations to this script as there are people on the planet.

I don’t think I even have to discuss the human aspect now, do I?


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