Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
I was contemplating life, as you do, upon waking up this morning. I’d just had another one of those dreams where you know you’re in a dream and you know you shouldn’t be doing the things you’re doing, but you do them anyway. (Too cryptic?)
As an old friend once said when I recounted a fantasy dream to her, “It’s not real, and it never happened.” And that is how most people would respond. But to me they are real.
Two days ago, I had been amending an old post from five years ago, updating the photos (since the links to my originals were no longer available from another website) and I looked at my wedding pictures there. A funny feeling overcame me. I’m not sure how to describe it. Nostalgia, maybe?
Anyway, the title of this post presented itself to me this morning, in response to that feeling. It was suggested that perhaps I should look at my three weddings astrologically.
So, without further ado…
February 14, 1970 in Angus, Ontario
July 15, 1978 in Vancouver, British Columbia
May 1, 2010 in Penetang, Ontario
Now, what am I to make of these charts? The first and third ones have two inconjuncts each, the middle chart has none. At first glance, I would suggest that ‘something’ is going on, but do I want to look that far into what that something is?
Now Let’s Add My Chart to the Mix
Now there are more inconjuncts, and one Yod pointing at the Wedding One’s Mars (and featuring my natal Moon and natal Saturn [Mom and Dad]). OK, that makes sense.
This one has a powerful Yod pointing at my natal Sun, featuring Wedding Two’s Sun/Jupiter conjunct and Mars, and a reciprocal Yod pointing at the W2’s Jupiter, from my natal Sun and natal Ascendant. (Hint: this marriage allowed for my world travels.)
Now the inconjuncts only focus on Wedding Three’s Sun and my natal Mars/Midheaven conjunction. But look at the balance. It’s like I’m being held in place by cosmic forces.
The Most Significant Death in My Life
When Mom died, I was prepared for her passing. However, I was also 7,500 km away, which meant that for the second time that spring (2003) I had to fly back to Canada.
There are so many significant aspects between these two charts, I could overwhelm you, the reader. First of all, notice how the inconjuncts again point from my natal Mars/Midhaven conjunction but this time toward the ‘event’ Mercury. And the other inconjunct links the ‘event’ Sun with my Ascendant, which is conjunct the event’s Midheaven/Pluto conjunction. (I have forgotten my mother’s exact time of passing, so the Ascendant and Midheaven positions may not be exact, but close enough for jazz.)
That said, I think it is significant also that Mom’s passing moment has the planet Uranus conjunct the Ascendant. Mom and I were both Aquarius.
I leave it to those of you with an astrological frame of mind to come to your own conclusions. To say that women are important to my life is an understatement.
I am grateful to them all. Thank you.