The Assassination that Triggered the Great War

The Shooting of Archduke Franz Ferdinand (June 28, 1914)

After watching season two of Downton Abbey on Netflix, I wondered if I had written about this event before. It turns out that I had previously raised a chart, but nothing more.

When the image of a chart looks like this (a two-handed bucket), one also wonders if that doesn’t give us a clue. Jupiter represents expansion, and Uranus represents freedom.

In other words, ‘room to breathe’.

Uranus Inconjunct Ascendant

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.

Today, people forget what a big deal this assassination was. To put it into perspective, it would be the equivalent of someone shooting Charles, the Prince of Wales, in Scotland. Can you imagine that?

There were 20 million deaths and 21 million wounded. The total number of deaths includes 9.7 million military personnel and about 10 million civilians. The Entente Powers (also known as the Allies) lost about 5.7 million soldiers while the Central Powers lost about 4 million.

What a price everyone paid for the Yugoslavs’ freedom!

About cdsmiller17

I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And I am experimenting with birth and death charts. If you wish to contact me, or request a birth chart, send an email to (And, in case you are also interested, I have an extensive list of celebrity birth and death details if you wish to 'confirm' what you suspect may be a past-life experience of yours.) Bless.
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