And Now for Something Completely Frivolous…

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) and Ellen DeGeneres (Jan 26, 1958)

I used to scoff at these photos of doppelgangers. But, no longer. In truth, these two couldn’t be more dissimilar in other ways, but their looks seem identical. That’s a sign of reincarnation.

Thoreau had a distinctive appearance, with a nose that he called his “most prominent feature”. Of his appearance and disposition, Ellery Channing wrote:

His face, once seen, could not be forgotten. The features were quite marked: the nose aquiline or very Roman, like one of the portraits of Caesar (more like a beak, as was said); large overhanging brows above the deepest set blue eyes that could be seen, in certain lights, and in others gray,—eyes expressive of all shades of feeling, but never weak or near-sighted; the forehead not unusually broad or high, full of concentrated energy and purpose; the mouth with prominent lips, pursed up with meaning and thought when silent, and giving out when open with the most varied and unusual instructive sayings.

Walter Harding – The Days of Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau‘s birth chart is completely randomized. The resulting Yod must be taken with a pinch of salt, but it is intriguing, is it not? The other inconjuncts are not time-dependent, so they may be the true measure of the man.

Sun Inconjunct Neptune

You are very sensitive to your environment and to the people around you. On one level of your being, you feel what is going on very acutely. Unfortunately your understanding often comes in terms that are very difficult to communicate to others, because their meaning is not clear in your own mind.

Moon Inconjunct Jupiter

This aspect indicates that you have a positive, optimistic outlook on life, and you enjoy socializing with good friends. However, there are some dangers with this aspect. First, it can be a sign that you are self-indulgent and possibly even selfish, although this is not likely to happen if you have a good, strong relationship with your mother. However, if you feel emotionally secure and accepted, you will be able to give others the support that you would otherwise have been seeking for yourself.

Mercury Inconjunct Jupiter

You like to think big, and you have great ambitions, but you don’t always make sure that your thinking is clear or careful. Don’t try to take on more than you can handle and make sure not to overlook details, for that could hurt what you are trying to do.

Moon Conjunct Mercury

How well you think depends very much upon your feelings. If you are at all emotionally involved in a situation, as you often are, you can’t think about it clearly.

His death chart has been set for noon on the day he passed. As you can see, those inconjuncts have been totally conquered, and his passing was (supposedly) very peaceful.

Aware he was dying, Thoreau’s last words were “Now comes good sailing”, followed by two lone words, “moose” and “Indian”.



But to Return as Ellen DeGeneres: What’s that About?

Ellen DeGeneres needs no introduction. To say she is a gender rule breaker and social icon is to underestimate her impact on modern womanhood in the United States. But, a philosopher? Not so much. Her birth chart contains but one inconjunct:

Uranus Inconjunct Ascendant

Your need for freedom may interfere with your close relationships. When you are with others, even those you like, you feel very restless but you can’t get up and leave because you want to be with them. This is typical of the ambiguity that comes with this transit. Certainly, the more others try to restrict your freedom of movement, the more you try to get away.

So, Let’s Look at These Two Individuals over Time

At first glance, I thought that there were no clear indications of a past life connection, and then I looked again, more closely, especially of the North and South Nodes.

Ellen’s Mars/Saturn conjunction (in her 10th House of Career) is conjunct Thoreau’s ‘fatal’ Saturn and his natal Neptune. (Oh-ho, says I, to myself). At the other side of the divide (meaning in opposition to Ellen’s Mars/Saturn conjunction) sits Thoreau’s Moon/Mercury conjunction (and his ‘fatal’ South Node).

So, then I looked at Ellen’s natal South Node, and wouldn’t you know it, it is conjunct Thoreau’s ‘fatal’ Pluto and his natal Mars. Even Ellen’s Part of Fortune gets in on the act by being conjunct to Thoreau’s natal North Node. And, for good measure, Ellen’s Uranus (which is opposite her Sun/Mercury conjunction) is conjunct Thoreau’s ‘fatal’ Moon.

Alright, I give in: these two ARE related reincarnationally.

There, Universe, are you happy now? Ellen is a philosopher…

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They Treated You So Badly, You Had to Call Them Out

Prince Harry and Edward VIII

As you may remember, I made the connection between these two royals previously, only that I looked at their determination to marry the women they loved, even if it meant they had to leave the British Royal Family. So, it makes sense now to see if there are any karmic astrological links between them.

Where do I start? I guess Harry’s South Node is as good a place as any: it is conjunct Edward’s ‘fatal’ Moon/Neptune conjunction and Edward’s natal Midheaven, while not forgetting that Harry’s North Node is conjunct Edward’s ‘fatal’ Mercury. Aligned with that is Harry’s Moon conjunct Edward’s natal Venus. Harry’s Uranus is opposite Edward’s ‘fatal’ Sun/Saturn conjunction and Edward’s natal Pluto, while Harry’s Mars is opposite Edward’s natal Jupiter/Neptune conjunction. Finally Harry’s Jupiter/Neptune conjunction is conjunct Edward’s ‘fatal’ Jupiter/Midheaven conjunction and opposite Edward’s ‘fatal’ Venus and his natal Sun. Harry’s Ascendant is opposite Edward’s ‘fatal’ Mars. Harry’s Saturn is conjunct Edward’s natal Uranus. Harry’s Venus is conjunct Edward’s ‘fatal’ Uranus and his natal Saturn. And finally, Harry’s Sun is conjunct Edward’s ‘fatal’ Pluto/Part of Fortune and his natal Part of Fortune. These cannot be coincidental, can they?

My instinct says that Edward didn’t want to be the first born again, so he reincarnated as the ‘spare’. That way, he could be more liberated from the role of Prince of Wales/future King, in order to speak his mind about the Firm. We think it would be great to be a royal. These two know otherwise, and doubly so.

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Why Charles Fought for Camilla to be Queen

Queen Camilla and Queen Charlotte

Imagine, if you will, that a karmic memory of loving your spouse was so great that you were willing to risk condemnation from the whole of the nation, just to marry her again in the present time. That’s the conundrum that faced Charles when he was instructed to marry Diana, instead of Camilla. I’ve looked at Charles and Camilla‘s charts before, so nothing new. But now I want to compare Camilla with Charlotte.

Again, the Ascendants line up nicely (as they do with their spouses). But it’s Camilla’s Sun that surprises me: it is opposite Charlotte’s ‘fatal’ Ascendant (for a noon death) and Charlotte’s natal Moon. That’s got to account for all lot, right? Camilla’s South Node is conjunct Charlotte’s ‘fatal’ Mercury/Midheaven conjunction. And Charlotte’s natal Sun is conjunct Camilla’s Mars. Camilla’s Moon/Venus conjunction is conjunct Charlotte’s natal Neptune and opposite Charlotte’s ‘fatal’ Jupiter, while Camilla’s Jupiter is conjunct Charlotte’s natal Pluto. Is that enough proof?

Camilla and Charles did it differently, this time: Diana was selected as ‘brood mare’ by the royals, and Camilla was married off to get her out of the way. But true karmic love never dies and they would not be thwarted in this lifetime.

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Evidently, This King is the One He Most Admires

King Charles III and King George III

Courtesy of the Daily Mail

During Episode 4 of “Queen Charlotte” (last night), I got the most peculiar insight: watching the young King George was like watching Charles when he was Prince of Wales. Somehow, they must be connected, astrologically.

Ta-da! The proof is in the pudding. Because the American Revolutionaries have returned ‘en masse’, I thought it only logical that the ‘enemy’ should return, too. When Charles chose to be the third king with his name to rule, the penny probably dropped, but I didn’t pick it up, until today.

Where do I start? Probably, the best place is the conjunct natal Ascendants. George’s ‘fatal’ Moon is also there. Charles’ Uranus is conjunct George’s natal Venus/Neptune conjunction and opposite George’s ‘fatal’ Uranus/Neptune conjunction (which is conjunct Charles’ Jupiter). Charles’ South Node is conjunct George’s Pluto, and Charles’ Part of Fortune is conjunct George’s natal Moon. Is that enough proof?

Oh, and just for luck, William and Kate named two of their children, George and Charlotte.


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What Caused the Madness of King George?

George III (June 4, 1738 – January 29, 1820)

We are in the middle of watching “Queen Charlotte” on Netflix. It has reminded me that I had yet to tackle the birth chart of her husband, George III. In particular, I wanted to see if his madness had an astrological explanation.

By this time, George’s health was deteriorating. He had a mental illness characterised by acute mania, which was possibly a symptom of the genetic disease porphyria, although this has been questioned: the original authors of the theory, Ida Macalpine and her son Richard Hunter, were “highly selective” in choosing evidence to support their claim. The most likely diagnosis, using more recent techniques, is bipolar disorder. However, a study of samples of the King’s hair published in 2005 revealed high levels of arsenic, a cause of metabolic blood disorders and thus a possible trigger for porphyria. The source of the arsenic is not known, but it could have been a component of medicines or cosmetics.


This chart was already on my computer program, so I’ll leave it as is. There are two inconjuncts.

Sun Inconjunct Moon

This aspect suggests that there is a subtle conflict going on inside that may sometimes create emotional problems. The Sun signifies your conscious personality, the way in which you act and the kinds of activities that you like to get involved in. The Moon signifies the emotional and less conscious side of you. It indicates the habits that take over when you are not acting consciously and feelings that come up from deep inside you. The inconjunct aspect between the Sun and Moon means that the Sun part of your personality is quite different from the Moon part, and it may be hard for you to relate them to each other. It is as if you are divided in two, so that whenever you have to make an important decision, especially one that involves your feelings, the different sides of your personality want to go in opposite directions. You sometimes find it difficult to decide if you like something or if you want to take part in some activity.

Uranus Inconjunct Ascendant

Your need for freedom may interfere with your close relationships. When you are with others, even those you like, you feel restless but you can’t get up and leave because you want to be with them. This is typical of the ambiguity that comes with this transit. Certainly, the more others try to restrict your freedom of movement, the more you try to get away.

The restless energies of this aspect should be given some kind of release, because otherwise they can turn inward to create the kind of rash and compulsive actions that lead to accidents. If you have accidents, it is not because you are unlucky, but because you are not careful at critical times. Learn to avoid any kind of dangerous activity when you are nervous, upset or feel that your energies are scattered.

But that conjunction between the Moon and Uranus may have been the trigger for his illness.

Moon Conjunct Uranus

Unfortunately this aspect can indicate emotional problems in your early home life. When you were very young, something may have happened that upset your life when it should have been perfectly peaceful. In this case, you may feel anxious and mentally restless much of the time. You may also feel that you can’t depend on other people, so it would be a good idea to avoid situations in which you have to depend on others. It isn’t that they are so unreliable, it is simply that you have a strong need to be on your own terms emotionally.

I wonder what that “something” was?

Was Charlotte a Good Match for George III?

This is where astrology gets behind the story and tells us some truths that we would otherwise ignore.

When I first did Charlotte‘s birth chart, I rectified the timing. Little did I know that that would make Charlotte’s Ascendant (almost) exactly aligned with George’s Ascendant @ 3° Leo. That fact, on its own, would make them a great team. The other links between them only strengthen their ties. It’s no wonder that George and Charlotte would remain faithful to each other (in spite of his illness) and have fifteen children together, of which thirteen lived to see adulthood. This was a great match, made in heaven.

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Honestly, You Cannot Make This Stuff Up, Again

Death of Macbeth (August 15, 1057)

I was skeptical of finding any information about the Scottish King that was the basis of Shakespeare’s play. So, you can imagine my surprise that I found out when and where Macbeth was killed.

Notice that the calendar is out by about a week when compared to present time. But it serves the purpose of my enquiry very well. There are no inconjuncts, so no hidden agendas.

So, what was I hoping to prove by raising this chart? That he has something to do with Ron DeSantis

Firstly, notice that the North and South Nodes have flip-flopped, with DeSantis’ Sun conjunct Macbeth’s ‘fatal’ South Node @ 21° Scorpio. DeSantis’ Moon is with 5° of Macbeth’s ‘fatal’ Pluto. And both charts have Uranus situated @ (about) 14° Scorpio. And, finally, DeSantis’ Mars is within 3° of Macbeth’s ‘fatal’ Jupiter, and DeSantis’ Jupiter is opposite Macbeth’s ‘fatal’ Moon. We are on solid ground here reincarnationally.

And all this because someone compared Casey DeSantis to Lady Macbeth.

Post Script

As I have shown previously, I was the son of the Malcolm III, the Scottish King who took the throne from Macbeth’s stepson, Lulach (Lady Macbeth’s child). It’s a small world, after all.

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She is Rumoured to be the Power Behind the Throne

Casey DeSantis (June 26, 1980)

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. 8/22/19-Florida’s First Lady Casey DeSantis at the Governor’s Mansion in Tallahassee. COLIN HACKLEY PHOTO

I usually don’t bother with the spouses of candidates for the American Presidency until after they are voted into office. I’m making an exception here, due to the unprecedented attention being paid to Casey DeSantis, since her husband, Ron DeSantis, threw his hat into the ring. She has her eye on the main prize of being the next First Lady of the USA. (She has even been compared to Lady Macbeth.)

Her birth time is unknown, so I randomized the timing and then flipped a.m. to p.m. I was going to rectify the chart to reflect Mars at age 29 years, when she married her husband, but then saw this Yod pointing at the Ascendant @ 7° Aquarius and thought, “How appropriate.”

Sun Inconjunct Ascendant

You may find that no matter how hard you try to show others who you really are, they misunderstand you somehow. This is because the angular relationship between your rising sign and Sun sign indicates that your internal energies are quite different from the energies you show to the world. You are not intentionally dishonest with the world, you simply present a confusing complex of energies.

Jupiter Inconjunct Ascendant

With this aspect, you may discover that in order to grow and get ahead in life, you will have to put aside your own needs and do whatever the situation or other people require. At times you will go through tremendous and possibly painful creative changes in your life, in which everything that you are is replaced by a new order. Your environment may change radically, or you may lose all your old friends and find a whole set of new ones. During these times you will arrive at new understandings and realizations that make it impossible for your life to continue as before. You must always be open to new ideas and be willing to change your outlook on life.

See what I mean?

Her Marriage to Ron DeSantis

Sometimes, I need to step back and let the Universe show me what’s going on: this is especially true about relationships and marriage. These two may be very well suited to each other’s ambitions.

Casey’s Mars/Saturn conjunction is conjunct Ron’s Sun.@ 22° Virgo. Her Jupiter (remember that Yod?) is conjunct his Mercury/Saturn conjunction. Their conjunct Pluto positions are on his Descendant. And showing up in their joint charts: an interactive Yod pointing at Ron’s Ascendant @ 20° Aries. You couldn’t make this stuff up, even if you wanted to.

I wonder if I should be looking at Lady Macbeth now?

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Are These Two Explorers Connected Over Time?

Christopher Columbus (1451 – 1506) Charles Lindbergh (1902 – 1974)

You can blame “The UnXplained” again for this post. A repeat program was discussing the Bermuda Triangle and two of the stories involved these individuals who got lost in and around the troubled area.

Christopher Columbus‘ birth date is unknown, so I’m starting with his death in 1506. There are a couple of tricky inconjuncts for that day: the Moon and Pluto; and Mars and Neptune. I won’t delineate them.

Charles Lindbergh‘s birth chart was already on my computer program, so I won’t alter it. Notice the two inconjuncts. They may be indicative of the ultimate challenges of his whole life.

Mars Inconjunct Midheaven

This aspect can mean that you have mixed feelings about all authority figures, including your parents. You may feel that you have to violate the rules laid down by your parents in order to get your way. This is a significant problem, because if it continues into adulthood, you will have great difficulties with employers. Therefore it is very important that your parents teach you how to express your self-assertive drives without going against their teachings. Unfortunately it is impossible to state how that should be done, because the conflict between self-will, on one hand, and self-denial and work, on the other, is different for each person.

Jupiter Inconjunct Neptune

You are an idealist with very vivid dreams about how you want your life to be, and at certain times in your life you will follow those dreams with all your energy. But sometimes these idealistic dreams will let you down, because you are not concerned enough with what is real and possible. Your parents and other adults may pressure you to be more practical in your thinking, but you think they are just throwing cold water on your aspirations. Yet learning to handle the real world is a very important part of your development, because it is the only way you can avoid becoming bitter and disillusioned when your more impractical ideas have led you into disappointment.

So, the Question is: Are They Connected?

Well, in my humble opinion, the answer is “yes”. Lindbergh’s Sun is conjunct Columbus’ ‘fatal’ North Node. And Lindbergh’s South Node is conjunct Columbus’ ‘fatal’ Moon. (Lindbergh’s Jupiter, the point of an interactive Yod between the two charts, is also conjunct Columbus’ ‘fatal’ Neptune.) And, weirdly, Columbus’ ‘fatal’ Pluto is exactly conjunct Lindbergh’s Ascendant @ 8° Sagittarius, which is Antares, “The Watcher of the West”. I think that explains everything.

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Curious: What Does Spiritual Awakening Look Like?

Joel Solomon Goldsmith (March 10, 1892 – June 17, 1964)

Christian Science is a very potent spiritual process. This man was introduced to it when his father was healed by a Christian Science practitioner in London.

Goldsmith’s stated that the “original unfoldment [] was given to me some time after 1909.” “[W]hen I was nineteen, whether it was the Voice or an impression, Something within me said, ‘Find the man Jesus, and you will have the secret of life.’ That was a strange thing to say to me because I knew nothing of Jesus Christ beyond the name and that Christmas was a holiday celebrating his birth.”

Goldsmith recounted, “Thus the search began: Where is God? What is God? How do we bring God into our experience? Eventually, late in 1928, the Experience took place, that first God-experience. […] an experience that could not be described. Whereas in one moment I was like every other human being, in the next moment my body was well, and many undesirable human habits were gone. I found that a healing power was present and that I was on the threshold of a whole new life. The old life was dead; a new one had begun […].

Goldsmith described the Experience in greater detail elsewhere. “I was taken sick in the city of Detroit, went to a building that was filled with Christian Science practitioners, found the name of a practitioner on the board, went up to the man’s office, and asked him to help me. He told me that it was Saturday and that he didn’t take patients on Saturdays. That day he always spent in meditation and prayer.” Goldsmith convinced the practitioner to allow him to sit with him. “He talked to me about the Bible; he talked to me of truth. Long before the two hours were up, I was healed of that cold, and when I went out on the street I found I couldn’t smoke any more. When eating my dinner I found I couldn’t drink any more. The following week I found I couldn’t play cards any more, and I also found that I couldn’t go to the horse races any more. And the businessman had died.” He noted that soon after, people began approaching him for healing.

Spiritual Awakening (Wikipedia)

The Experience of the old life dying and a new life being born happened when he was 36 years old.

I knew I could rectify Joel Goldsmith’s birth chart if there was something special about his planetary configurations. Ha! That Neptune/Pluto conjunction @ 6° Gemini will do very nicely. I set this aspect to occur at age 19, as suggested by his memoirs, but I also could have set it for age 36 and the aspects would have remained the same. The double inconjunct to Uranus ‘proves’ the event.

Uranus Inconjunct Neptune (1893-1896 and 1924-1927)

This aspect indicates a generation that had mixed feelings about its ideals and how to implement them. They often felt very confused about their ideals, and when they found that their ideals failed because they were badly formulated, this group became disillusioned. States of consciousness beyond the ordinary are very confusing to them, and they prefer not to get involved with such matters.

Uranus Inconjunct Pluto (1892-1894 and 1911-1913)

This aspect indicates changes in the world of the people who were born at these times, changes that were difficult to understand because they were very revolutionary but subtle in many ways. The people born during the first period experienced the consequences of these changes through having to fight in the First World War. The second group reached maturity at the time of the Great Depression. Both the First World War and the Depression were expressions of the breakdown of the nineteenth-century world order that was dominated by Western Europe.

But there is one other inconjunct, which cannot be ignored.

Venus Inconjunct Saturn (perhaps yes, perhaps no)

You need and want love, but you may not be able to get it easily. You may feel that your parents, teachers or other persons in authority makes demands on you that you must fulfill before they will give you any love and support. If this demand is carried to an extreme, you will become cold-hearted and unable to love others even when you want to. You may also feel that you cannot indulge yourself in any pleasure or even love. When you are older, you may feel that duty and ambition must come before love and human relationships. Unfortunately, if you follow that path, you will become very lonely, and when you realize that you belong to no one and nothing, you will go through a spiritual crisis.

Now, that’s what I call a life-long process. But, like Tina Turner, he overcame all of his challenges.



But, before we become too complacent about his becoming spiritual perfection, remember that no one is perfect, as can be seen even on the day of Goldsmith’s death. Uranus and Pluto are (widely) conjunct, both in opposition to Saturn. And two inconjuncts reformed into new aspects: Moon and Saturn; Mercury and Neptune. Obviously, these aspects will be the new challenges for his next incarnation.


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Another Revolutionary Returns as a 3rd Party Candidate

Charles Thomson (November 29, 1729 – August 16, 1824)

I’ve got to hand it to the author of “Return of the Revolutionaries”, he wouldn’t give up on trying to identify past lives of famous people even when it took him more than seven years. Ahtum Re finally told him to look for a Thomson, or a Thomason. He finally found Charles Thomson in a library book.

After going through a hundred books or so without success, my hopes began to dim. Suddenly, in a large text, which most likely hadn’t been opened in years, I saw the name of Charles Thomson in the index, with a portrait also identified by a page number. Could this be what I was looking for? As I turned to the page with the portrait, I saw Ralph Nader’s face, with his distinctive eyebrows and the sharp vertical line on one side, symmetrically reflected in the face of Charles Thomson.

In a subsequent session with Kevin Ryerson, Ahtun Re confirmed that Ralph Nader was Charles Thomson in the Revolutionary Era.

Semkiw, Walter. Return of the Revolutionaries (p. 402). Hampton Roads Publishing. Kindle Edition.


I have randomized this birth chart, so we cannot really rely on the placement of the Moon, the Ascendant or the Midheaven. However, there were no obvious inconjuncts, so what we see is what we get: Mercury/Uranus exactly conjunct, and Jupiter/South Node (almost) exactly conjunct.

The 12 noon death chart raises two interactive inconjuncts, one pointing at Mars from Saturn and Pluto, and the other pointing at Saturn from Mars and Neptune. These may be important later.

Ralph Nader (February 27, 1934)

They do look similar, don’t they? Everyone knows who Ralph Nader is. I don’t remember doing his chart before now, but it was already on my computer program.

Ralph Nader’s birth chart has four inconjuncts: Moon and Mars; Mercury and Jupiter; Saturn and Pluto; and Uranus and the Midheaven. So, somewhere over the intervening years between these two incarnations, Nader has become more complicated. But is it real?

The biggest clue? Their natal Moon positions are within 2°. And Nader’s natal Venus is conjunct Thomson’s natal North Node, while Nader’s Part of Fortune is (almost) exactly conjunct Thomson’s ‘fatal’ South Node. So, yes, these two are definitely connected over time.

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