Probably many readers and astrology fans have wondered if the
astrologers, who deal with other people's destinies, have the life of
their own and are they capable of interpreting their own horoscope. Here
is the truth - it is the very first thing to deal with, interpret dozens
of times, modify and go through until the whole picture is there.
For an accurate natal chart analyses the most
important is the exact time of birth. It is not only the hour that
matters, sometimes minutes, even seconds can be crucial. My first
horoscope wasn't correct because of the wrong time of birth, which I
first realized when I started attending the astrology course, taught by
professor Nikola Stojanovic.
The lord of my I house house of personality, is
Uranus in the IX house, so I learn about myself mostly through astrology
analyses ( i.e. Uranus) , which eventually became my own occupation. I
discovered that while I was still a student ( Uranus in the IX house-a
house of faculty). Of course, I studied Italian language and literature,
which corresponds to what 3° degree and sign of Gemini symbolize
speech, language and Italy. According to this important detail, the IX
house had to be at the 3° degree. This shift in the horoscope indicated
that the time of birth was 10:53 p.m., not
11:05 p.m., as my birth certificate specified 30.05.1976. Novi Sad. The proofs that
rectification was properly carried out immediately appeared. Ascendant
was placed at the 3° degree of Aquarius, which intensifies the features
of Gemini, and the ruler Uranus was placed in the IX house, a house of
faculty, travel, foreign languages, countries and astrology. All of that
corresponded to what I was primarily interested in and to what really
happened later on in my life. Since Uranus is the ruler at the 3°
degree, which chronologically corresponds to the period of elementary
school, I started developing my interest in astrology since that time (
at the age of thirteen).
Presence of Uranus in the IX house can easily bring
about tendency to quit studies, however, in my horoscope it is in a very
strong position ( it is exalted in Scorpio and also the ruler of Native
the subject of a Celestial Figure) so it didn't happen. Revolt of
Uranus was expressed through students' strikes which interrupted my
studies. Perhaps it is unnecessary to answer the question how many
strikes were there all in all three, because of the 3° degree!
Tricky and forcible square between Uranus (the bomb)
and Mars (the war) affected the very end of my studies, when the bombing
raids on Yugoslavia began. During that unfortunate period, the accuracy
of newly determined time of birth was once again confirmed. According to
basic astrology rule, the position of Uranus determines the place where
one could be hurt by a bomb. On the day when transit Moon was passing
over my Ascendant at the 3° degree of Aquarius, forming a direct square
with Uranus, I was in the middle of Danube in a small boat. Bombs and
missiles began exploding all around me. Uranus in the IX house
represents a danger of bombs on the way, Scorpio symbolizes river,
whereas 3° degree represents media, radio and television the target of
attack was the National Television Station in Novi Sad! Transit Moon in
Aquarius indicates the town with the same sign, which is Novi Sad.
Since at that time I wasn't able to contact
professor Stojanovic, I was aware that I must immediately make use of
the fact that Uranus became active. As soon as I arrived home, I dialed
the phone number and again, the Uranus answered ( astrologer). This
wondrous planet, besides astrology and bombs, denotes computers and
modern electronics. Combined with 3° degree ( letter, mail ) Uranus
pointed to the e-mail account which I opened abroad ( Uranus in the
house of a foreign country), persuaded to do so by a person born under
the sign of Aquarius, who is also ruled by Uranus. The e-mail address
she recommended was hotmail ( 'hot mail' ), whose name completely
corresponds to the passionate Scorpio where Uranus is placed.
Of course, a person born under the sign of Scorpio worked very hard to
help me open that e-mail address, and her Sun was at 3° degree,
therefore, exactly on my Uranus. In order to make an exactly accurate
I had to find out the very second when I was born ( the exact time is
I was inclined to do so because of the influence of
the VI house it is a house of work, which always interested me,
although the position of Saturn in this house wasn't very promising. At
first, it reflected through my fear of accepting any job that required
responsibility, so I refused many ( Saturn denotes refusal). The first
job I took was abroad, so I shifted the 8° degree of my VI house to the
9° degree degree of foreign countries. Because of the influence of
Saturn, it was under-the-counter job ( Saturn symbolizes black colour,
something illegal), where I stayed for more than six months. At the
beginning of the seventh month ( number of Saturn is seven), I decided
to resign (Saturn being in square with Uranus). The job in question was
at the school for foreign learners of Italian language, which shows the
influence of 9° degree of the VI house. Although I worked in the area
with a warm Mediterranean climate, I was constantly cold at work (Saturn
symbolizes something cold) because the air-conditioner was always on.
Because of the 9° degree of this house, I was in contact with foreigners
from all around the world, so I had to communicate using three foreign
languages. Under the influence of the square formed between Saturn and
Uranus, at first I refused that job offer, but finally after a few
months, I accepted it (Saturn always lingers on). In the conflict,
Uranus was stronger than Saturn, which took me abroad, in Calabria. This
part of Italy is under the sign of Scorpio, and the person who persuaded
me to accept that job was a double Aquarius (Uranus at the 3° degree,
degree of Gemini, points to this ambivalence).
The Gemini degree of Uranus influenced my ambition
to get two university degrees : one from the Belgrade University and the
other from University in Siena. I wouldn't write this much about my
Uranus, if it weren't for that 3° degree, nor would I write about myself
if my Ascendant ( house of personality) wasn't at 3° degree.
Furthermore, none of this would have happened, if the transit retrograde
Mercury hadn't moved my natal, also retrograde Mercury.
Since there is much more to be told on this subject,
I have to bring up one interesting event. One evening I was translating
a text for faculty seminar paper, which required an active engagement of
my Uranus in the IX house, house of faculty. The text was about
Alessandro Volta's horoscope:
18.02.1745. Como 09E05 45N47 12.00L MT (Uranus also
symbolizes invention, inventors).
It was written in Italian (3° degree), extracted from a book
given to me by the Italian astrologer's society ( Uranus at 3° degree
are Italian astrologers). I had been working on that text while I was in
Banja Luka, the town which is regarded to be in a foreign country,
compared to the country of my birth town ( IX house). While I was
translating, I was watching a thriller on TV (the Gemini degree of
Uranus indicates the simultaneousness of two actions, whereas Scorpio
indicates the film genre thriller!). The particular paragraph I was
translating was about Volta's invention of a gun that worked on the
principle of flammable air. My Uranus in Scorpio (flammable air ) in the
square with Mars (a gun) activated as soon as I reached the word '
explosion'. It was the matter of seconds. The moment I saw the word,
there was a heavy explosion on TV, which surprised me so much that I had
to stop working. At the same time, terrible lightning and thundering
started outside ( Uranus) and continued throughout the whole night.
The reason why this square became active at that
time, can be seen from the horoscope made for that very moment
19th, 1999, 10:46:58 p.m. 17E11, 44N46), which almost exactly matches
with my natal chart. Ascendant is at the 3° degree of Aquarius, whereas
all other houses, except the II and the VIII house, are at the same
degree and in the same sign as in my natal horoscope. However, Neptune (
a movie ) was also on the Ascendant, at the 3° degree, which caused a
contact with the TV screen. The whole event left me totally confused (
Neptune is also the planet of confusion, and it was at the top of my I
house). Aspects made by Neptune provide further explanation of the
event. Neptune ( something very flammable, gas, smoke) was in the exact
square with my natal Mars ( armed forces in action).
The reason why I chose to translate the text about
Alessandro Volta's horoscope is also very clear. He was the inventor of
batteries, born under the sign of Aquarius ( influence of Uranus). His
Ascendant was in Gemini, since Uranus is at the Gemini degree. The 3°
degree points to translation, so the text starts with the story of
Volta's childhood and continues with pointing out the fact that he spoke
and wrote three languages. Given the fact that his Uranus was retrograde
and coming from the 4°degree, this inventor was considered to be
mentally retarded, because he couldn't speak. At the age of four (which
matches with the 4° degree) all of a sudden, he said his first word : "
No!"( Uranus symbolizes bursts of temper and rebellion).
The symbolic indications of planets, signs and
degrees made a very clear picture of Alessandro Volta's life story, so
that simply had to be the topic of my seminar paper.
The only conclusion left : nothing ever happens without a reason.
Some interesting details will be discussed in the following paragraphs,
such as the place of birth. Usually, it is not something of great
importance, since the data is already known. However, it is also a good
way to check the accuracy of the time of birth, in case some of the axes
of horoscope houses should be shifted. The place of birth is presented
in the IV house, which is located at the 29° degree of Taurus in my
natal chart. Geographically, Taurus rules the fertile land, agricultural
goods and plains, which symbolizes the wheat fields of our Vojvodina.
The 29° degree matches the degree of Leo, which symbolizes capital
cities the reason why I had to be born in Novi Sad ( even that could
be seen from analyzing someone's natal chart). More interesting is the
fact that because of the influence of the 29°degree my birth house ( IV
house) had number 29!
The axis of the IV and the X house is also an axis
that represents parents. Usually, the IV house represents mother,
whereas the X house represents father. In my case, planets in these
houses determined my parents' horoscope signs. Therefore, the presence
of Neptune ( the ruler of Pisces) in the X house, determined my father's
horoscope sign Pisces. Neptune is at the 12° degree, which is the
double indication of Pisces, so Sun is in Pisces in my father's
horoscope, and also at the Pisces degree (24° degree).
Neptune in Sagittarius points to the fact that my father is treated as a
foreign citizen, whereas Scorpio at the top of the X house provides
further explanation the foreign country is Bosnia.
Sun at the 9° degree of Gemini is also in the IV
house (house of mother ). Her zodiac sign is the representative of Sun
Leo, whereas her Ascendant is indicated through the IV house- house of
Cancer. In addition, the 9° degree of Sun also points to her foreign
origin, while the sign of Gemini indicates the mixture of two or more
different nations, her being Hungarian, German and French. This Sun (
Leo ) is in opposition ( distance) with Neptune (Pisces ), so my parents
live separated, in two different countries. The 9° degree of foreign
countries is opposed to Neptune in Sagittarius, the sign of foreign
countries! The more interesting is the fact that the Sun Neptune
opposition, which goes through the IV and the X house house of
parents, is present in my father and sister's horoscopes. Therefore, it
is a matter of a heritage aspect.
Besides the IV and the X house, certain planets in
horoscope also point to parents: Moon ( mother) and Sun ( father),
sometimes Venus and Mars (the period of mother and father's youth).
Moon, symbol of mother is in Cancer ( gentleness, nursing ), so she
worked as a nurse.
After she gave birth to a child, i.e. the V house
with Moon positioned in it became active, my mother completely fell
under the influence of the V house and started working in the children's
day care centre. Sun as the planet symbol of father, is located in the
IV house ( field of home), therefore my father is currently engaged in
the real estate business. In his youth (Mars), he practiced law, since
Mars is in the VII house, house of law. Presence of Mars in Leo
indicates that he was on some higher, superior position (manager,
director). Family members analysis can be done very thoroughly, since
one's natal chart also provides information on the lives and destinies
of people involved in the life of Native ( subject of a Celestial
Furthermore, Venus which is present in the IV house,
comes from the III house ( siblings) and denotes my sister who is born
under the sign where Venus is positioned - Gemini. The 4° degree of
Venus ( Cancer degree), as well as the position of Venus in the house of
Cancer, together contributed to making Cancer her Ascendant. Interesting
is the fact that in my horoscope, she is presented by Venus, the planet
on her Ascendant, which in return, directed her to the field of arts,
typical for Venus. The 25° degree of Mercury (language) in the III
house, house of speech, positioned near the top of the IV house
(mother), determined that I was at the age of 25 when I first started
learning my mother tongue-Hungarian. The delay is indicated not only by
the degree of Mercury, but also by his retrograde position. Considering
the fact that Mercury comes from the V house ( house of love ), the
person who deserves the most credits for persuading me to learn
Hungarian, was my boyfriend, whose mother tongue is also Hungarian!
The retrograde Mercury, especially when it is in transit, is something
that, quite reasonably, many astrologers dread to think of. However, for
persons who have retrograde Mercury in their natal charts, the situation
is completely different. The retrograde Mercury actually has positive
influence on these people it inclines them to work, write, travel and
study in order to pass their examinations. For instance, they always get
the exam question from the first part of a book. Retrogradation in the
matter of exam questions simply influences the student to return to the
part he has already learned, which is most likely at the beginning of a
book. Luckily, I had many opportunities to check this out during my
studies, and the retrograde Mercury has never let me down.
However, the most notorious fixed star Algol, the
guilty part for many death perils, is also positioned on my Mercury.
According to the position of Mercury in the III house ( childhood), it
could be concluded that some of the "accidents" occurred in the earliest
part of my life. Since Algol is ruled by Venus, which is also the ruler
of the III house ( sister), me and my sister nearly drowned in sea once.
Venus, the ruler of Algol, is positioned in Gemini, which implicates fun
and games, whereas the 4° degree of Venus, degree of Cancer, implicates
playing in water. Venus also symbolizes a ball, any round shape, so my
sister and I were playing with round inflated swimming bladders. Strong
waves suddenly carried them away and we started drowning, grasping at
each other. Venus in Gemini, which represents shoulders and arms, came
to the rescue embodied in our parent's arms (Venus in the IV house
parents) , so it all ended well.
Furthermore, Mercury is also the ruler of the V house ( fun, holiday,
summer vacation), as well as the VIII house ( death peril), so that had
to happen during our summer vacation at the seaside, when all conditions
for Algol's activity were fulfilled.
One other event provoked by the powers of Algol
happened after we moved to the town Banja Luka. The reason for change of
dwelling is represented by Venus, the ruler of the IV and III house
(sister). Because of Gemini, where Venus is positioned, my sister's
breathing apparatus, lungs and bronchi, were very sensitive, so she
couldn't stand living in Novi Sad any longer because of the city smoke.
Therefore Venus determined the place of my dwelling ( IV house) in some
other town, where I finished elementary school ( III house ruled by
Venus). Mercury itself, being near the top of the IV house, denotes the
change of the dwelling place, whereas Algol again got the opportunity to
become active. We lived on the first floor of the house in Banja Luka
and rented the ground floor (Taurus). It was often the target of many
thieves and criminals ( Algol ) who raided and robbed the firms to which
we rented that floor. One night the worst incarnation of Algol appeared.
There was a bomb attack in front of our house, all the windows on the
ground floor got smashed, and all we heard afterwards were sounds of a
getaway car and few shots fired in the air. Since none of the family
members has got Algol positioned at the top of the IV house except me,
the bomb fell right under my window, and the explosion literally threw
me out of the bed which was placed next to the window with a view on the
street. Even the street we lived in had an Algolian defect : it was a
dead-end street ( Algol symbolizes blindness situation with no way out
)! However, because of the influence of Mercury (speech, written works),
the street bore the name of a famous writer. Mercury on IC ( change of
one's dwelling place), positioned in Taurus, which symbolizes youth and
beauty, explains why the town where we moved had to be Banja Luka, full
of greenery and flowers, widely known as " the town of youth ". Of
course, Mercury had to be fully realized in the 3th house (means of
communication), so news about the explosion was soon heard on the radio
programme, broadcasted from the nearby radio station in the same street!
Algol on IC was active several times in different
ways, but always as an omnious symbol of bad luck. It happened once that
a car (Mercury) appeared all of a sudden in front of our house, burning
in flames and almost exploded. Some other time, a house across the
street was completely burned down (Algol again), and children were those
who set fire, since Taurus represents youth. The repetition of similar
situations caused by the position of Mercury with Algol is much due to
the retrogradation of Mercury.
Algol showed its less dangerous features during high school period,
which is V house, where Mercury comes from. A Muslim girl friend of mine
was in Germany, in a refugee camp ( Algol symbolizes believers of Islam,
whereas camp surrounding is also part of its domain). She sent me a huge
package full of chocolate (Taurus implies food, sweets) by mail (Mercury
in III house). Her reply to my gratefulness was another package of the
same content, which fulfilled the retrogradation of my Mercury.
Since I mentioned food, Algol just can't leave me
alone even in that matter. Once I was in the middle of eating a
delicious pizza, when I felt something strange in my mouth it was a
nail, quite large one, which nearly ended up in my stomach. Therefore, I
warmly recommend everyone with emphasized Algol to study it carefully
and thoroughly, and to be prepared at any time to cope with unpleasant
surprises it may bring.
Luckily, our natal chart doesn't consist only of one planet and a
bad-tempered fixed star, so apart from nails, one can come across some
other, more valuable objects, for instance gold. Personal belongings,
money and other values are the subject of II house, which in my case is
in Pisces. The ruler is Neptune in X house (success, the highest
position), so I almost have a habit of finding valuable things that
others lost. It happened to me while I was at the seaside ( Neptune) in
a foreign country ( Neptune in Sagittarius) I found something lost,
since Neptune is at the 12° degree (lost, hidden). When I was on my
summer vacation at the seaside, I found a golden wedding ring, with a
name engraved on it FAITH! Neptune, the sea god, thus gave me
something more than gold a faith in God's justice.
Author: professor Aleksandra