When interpreting a horoscope to other people, that is, clients, those
who have been genuinely pursuing astrology for a longer period of time
soon realize that there are horoscopes which can be easily read like an
open book, while there are those difficult to fathom, for the
interpretation of which one needs to master the astrological SKILLS.
To learn about these
skills and acquire a thorough knowledge of planetary energies you need
to be gifted for astrology.
A good example for
this is a horoscope of Zeljko Joksimovic,
our singer, who represented us so successfully at the Eurovision
competition in Istanbul.
I try to make my lectures topical and often
analyse the horoscopes of people who are in the centre of public
attention. Thus, six days before the final competition in
Istanbul, I presented my students
with the horoscope of Željko (20 April 1972, Belgrade, 20E30
44N50 12:45 PM CET-1).
His horoscope served as
a good example for the influence of Ascendant and its ruler. He was born
under the sign of Taurus (singing) with the Ascendant at the 26th
degree of Leo. This 26th
Ascendant also conveys the symbolic of Taurus- song,
singing. Ascendant in Leo (ruler, the Sun-to be the best) conjunction
fixed star Regulus ( to be the winner, the best); the ruler of
Ascendant, the Sun, is placed in the 9th house (foreign
country) in Taurus-singing. However, this is also the aspect of Asia
Minor, Istanbul, Turkey (in genetic horoscope). All of this prompted
Željko to state:'' I’m going over there to win''. I was in the middle of
explanation of this statement when one of my students suddenly asked me:
''And what place will Zeljko take?''
Having paused for a
few seconds, I answered that he would win the second place. And he did.
Of course, since this accurate forecast was not published in a newspaper
or a website before the competition, I will not include it in the list
of my accurate forecasts to be published, however, I am going to explain
how I reached this conclusion.
The position of the
Sun (his ruler) as well as the 10th house, ruler of this
house, and the planets in this house, if any, tell us about someone’s
In his 10th
house Željko has three planets: Saturn, Venus and Mars. Venus and Mars
rule his 9th house (foreign country), which speaks about his
success (both planets are placed in his 10th house –success,
victory in a foreign country). In addition, his 10th house
begins in Taurus (song, singing) at the 17th degree which
bears all characteristics of Leo (to be the best, to be the winner).
Venus is placed in the 10th house, which it also rules.
Every time when the ruler of the 10th house is placed in his
native house and, in addition, if the aspects are favourable, success
and victory are inevitable. His Venus (song) is in the exact conjunction
with Mars, ruler of the 9th house (in a foreign country) and,
additionally, in the exact trine (the best aspect by far) with Uranus
(something new, modern) in the 3rd house (communication,
telephone). This brought about new voting system through SMS messages
which increased Željko’s chances of winning. However, despite these
brilliant aspects, Željko took, as many would think,
second place. How come?
The answer lies in
Željko’s Saturn. When there is more than one planet in a house, THE
PLANET CLOSEST TO THE CUSP OF THIS HOUSE WILL PLAY THE CRUCIAL PART.
It can be seen that
the planet closest to the cusp of his 10th house (victory,
success) is Saturn. As we know, this planet always deprives us of
something and almost never allows the complete triumph: the ruler of the
10th house, Venus in the 10th house, had soared
him. However, Saturn, as the closest planet to the MC, the cusp
of the 10th house, pulled him one step back, on the second
place. It is certainly a STEP back because Gemini is the sign ruling
corridors, balconies, stairs...
Now let us take a
look at the horoscope of Bogoljub Karić,
a man who took the third place at the recent presidential elections in
Serbia and, by media attention he captured, certainly surpassed his two
competitors, the winner of the elections, Boris Tadic, and Tomislav
Bogoljub was born on
17 January, 1954 in Peć(20E18, 42N39) at 6:19 AM. I got these details
from one of my students who, for some years, worked as his private
In his 1st
house there are three planets: the Sun, Venus and Mercury. Strong
influence of the first house, particularly the Sun, made him a leader in
their family business. This was bound to be a family
business because Venus rules his 4th
house (family); this also shows his 6th house (people with
whom we do a particular job). This house begins in Gemini (brothers)
with the Moon in Cancer, which also speaks about the fact that he likes
to have the members of his household as his closest associates.
Ascendant, its ruler,
planets in the 1st house – especially if this house is
pronounced and crowded with planets – speaks about our FIRST CHOICE,
what we are going to do FIRST, about our first step towards something.
The closest planet to
the Ascendant (fist step, first choice) is Venus symbolising MUZIC and
PLAYING and thus, his first family business was music. Venus is in
sextile with Mars (production, factory) in the 10th house in
Scorpio (credits, loans). Therefore, having been granted a loan from the
Government they started manufacturing agricultural tools (Venus as ruler
of Taurus symbolises agriculture).
In his presidential
bid (Sun-to be the President, in Capricorn-in Serbia), at the last
pre-election meeting he organised, Bogoljub took lettuce and other
vegetables in his hand and started waving with them – agricultural
products. Therefore, again Venus exerted its influence (agriculture) as
the very next planet to the Ascendant conjunction Sun – to be the
President...they ended the meeting singing.
And why Bogoljub did
not succeed the first time? With Saturn at the cusp of the 10th
house, especially if this planet rules the horoscope, no one is able to
succeed immediately...it requires more than one attempt. In addition, on
the day of the election, the South Nod (loss) transited the cusp of his
10th house (success, to be the President), which made it
impossible to win. Just remember, the transit of the South Nod through
the cusp of the 10th house in the horoscope of Slobodan
Milosevic made him loose elections and threw him from power.
when there are more than one planets in a house, the strongest influence
will have the one closest to the cusp of that house.
The next morning,
after I had written this text, I turned on my computer in order to read
it one more time. This reminded me of the details about writing this
text. A part of the text about Željko Joksimović was written on the
balcony on the new laptop computer. Since I still did not get the hand
of this new machine I asked my wife to call our upstairs young
neighbour, a computer expert. My wife could not find her so she invited
another, also young neighbour, skilful with this machine. While she was
trying to resolve this problem, the first young neighbour showed up and
very soon got it fixed.
What am I trying to
tell you with this story? Every time an
astrologer casts a horoscope or writes a text about a person, he is
inevitably affected by particular aspects from that person’s
Please note: I was
writing a text about a SINGER, Željko Joksimović. Venus rules Singing
and music. His Venus is placed in the sign of Gemini at the 15th
degree which bears all characteristics of Gemini and that is why I wrote
my text on the BALCONY (Gemini rule balconies); his Venus is in
conjunction with Mars (a problem, breakdown) and thus, I had a problem
(Mars) with my writing-typing (Mars in Gemini), on the new laptop (Venus
conjunction Mars trine Uranus-something new); TWO YOUNG NEIGHBOURS came
(Venus-lasses, girls in Gemini – dual sign, two of them) who quickly and
successfully managed to resolve my problem (Venus, Mars –successfully
When I started
writing, the part of the text describing the influence of planet which
is the closest to the Ascendant in Bogoljub Karić’s horoscope, a cold
wind started blowing and the sky flashed in the distance. I came into my
flat and while still having in mind to sit and start writing the text,
it occurred to me that I could put some music on. I chose a disk with
EVERGREEN music-hits from 50s and 60s. While writing the text, I hummed
well-known tunes and my wife joined me; towards the end of my writing we
were singing from the top of our lungs turning the volume up.
horoscope Venus (music, song, to sing) is in conjunction with the Sun
and Mercury in Capricorn. Mercury – air, wind in Capricorn (cold)
produced that cold wind and, in opposition to Uranus, it also produced
thunders (Uranus-thunder); Venus-music in Capricorn (something old, from
the past) made me play old tunes; Venus (to sing) opposition Uranus in
his 7th house (spouse, wife) prompted my wife to start
singing with me; we played music louder and louder, again due to the
influence of Uranus (noise, something loud).
Don’t you find this