John Knox (1514 – November 24, 1572)
In the film “Mary Queen of Scots”, this minister was played by David Tennant. It was as if the firebrand was allowed to vent his venomous speech at the shameless goings-on in the modern era. (I can only imagine how upset he would be, if he were alive today.)
I wish I could share his birth chart with you, but alas his birth date is not known. However, his peaceful death date is known, and I’ve set the clock for noon, just to capture the mood of the day.
As ‘luck’ would have it, there is an obvious Yod pointing at Neptune, completely independent of the time of day. Let’s explore that, shall we? (The other two inconjuncts are less significant, in my opinion.)
Mercury Inconjunct Neptune
The challenge of this aspect is to make your thinking and communication with others more clear. Your rational mind is strongly influenced by your sensitivity, imagination and ideals, although you aren’t always sure how this happens. You tend to spend too much time in your own imaginary world that no one else can share, and this confuses your dealings with others. You will have to learn to face reality, so that you can at least communicate with people. Otherwise you will have a very lonely life.
Mars Inconjunct Neptune
With this aspect you must learn to stand up for yourself and demand your rights forthrightly and directly. Often you feel that you don’t have enough energy to assert yourself or that any such effort would be futile. Unfortunately, some people with this energy learn to work behind the scenes or dishonestly. Others simply give up or take a defeatist attitude toward life.
You should get regular exercise to build up your body. Watch your diet carefully and get enough sleep. Stay away from any foods that your body does not handle well.
Advice to His Future Self
You may wonder why I would delineate the inconjunct aspects for a man on his death bed. Isn’t it obvious? He was imprinting a message for his reincarnated being. (A belief in reincarnation is not required: it will happen whether you want it or not.)
Take this stained glass image, for example:
This looks like ‘just’ an image from the past. But what if I told you that I witnessed in this present life a similar set up? (But I won’t share the details here, due to privacy concerns.) Needless to say, it’s “interesting”.
One last thing, on Knox’ passing he wanted the Bible read to him (by his young wife, no less): the passage? Probably 1 Corinthians 13…now, how would I know that?