Operation Husky (July 10, 1943)
One of my past life memories centres around this episode in World War II. I was an American soldier, fighting in Italy. (And because of all the other lives I was living through, at the same time, this one tends to get put on the back burner by my consciousness.)
Sicily was a natural route to mainland Italy and the European continent going back in history to the Punic Wars between Carthage and Rome. The Allies could count on air cover from Malta for a Sicilian invasion. In an elaborate espionage operation know as Mincemeat, designed to divert German defenses, British intelligence dressed a suicide victim as a Royal Marine, planted false papers on the corpse, and deposited the package off the coast of Spain for the Germans to find and interpret. The ruse proved successful, and German resources were shifted to the islands of Sardinia and Corsica.Operation Husky: The Allied Invasion of Sicily
I started work on this chart at about 4 pm, so instead of it being randomized, I just switched the clock to AM from PM. I knew I wouldn’t be surprised by what appeared: two interconnected Yods (Fingers of God), one pointing at the Midheaven @ 0° Pisces, formed from inconjuncts to Jupiter and Neptune, and the other pointing at Neptune, formed by inconjuncts to Mars and the Midheaven. Significant, eh?
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 aspect learn to work behind the scenes or dishonestly. Others simply give up or take a defeatist attitude toward life.
Jupiter Inconjunct Midheaven
The problem with this aspect is to find a balance between, on the one hand, expressing yourself creatively, perhaps artistically, and having a good time and, on the other hand, getting ahead in life, learning the ways of the world and finding an acceptable role in society. You know you will have to make sacrifices in order to accomplish anything of value.
Neptune Inconjunct Midheaven
While you are young, you won’t have a clear idea of what you want to do in life. In fact you may never orient your life around a single idea or purpose. But don’t worry. Your purpose in life may not be one that is readily defined in terms of a career or profession. More important may be your style of living or your experience of life. Simply learn to always be aware and to learn whatever there is to be learned. With your sensitivity and intuition you can understand much more than other people, especially those who have wrapped their lives around their career or profession.
The ‘event’ South Node is @ 17° Aquarius, in the middle of the Sun/Jupiter conjunction in my natal chart. (This is proof that Operation Husky is in my wheelhouse, as they say.) The ‘event’ Moon is conjunct my natal Mars/South Node conjunction. The ‘event’ North Node is conjunct my natal Pluto. The ‘event’ Saturn/Ascendant conjunction is conjunct my Descendant. This is definitely connected to me. But does it matter to anyone else? Well, yes, because there would have been no D-Day without it.
Now I can finally lay the “Unknown Soldier” to rest.