It is always with
utmost pleasure and curiosity that I read each new text of
Nikola Stojanovic. In addition to his
interesting style of writing, I am particularly
fascinated by gradual introduction of his ideas that, when given a
thought, make us identify a variety of examples that we, astrologers,
encounter on a daily basis.
What prompted me to
write this article is his text that coaxed a smile out of me. While I
was reading it, I constantly had in mind the rectification of my own
horoscope. Namely, it is about the text entitled
Brown - Rectification.
In this very
interesting and practical text, the author clearly explains how to do a
birth chart rectification i.e. make adjustments until you reach the
correct time of birth. The part that
particularly intrigued me is the one describing
the effects of Ascendant and the first house of a horoscope and
how this is mirrored by the
photographs we pick to present
ourselves somewhere (or to someone).
Rectification can be
done in a lot of different ways, however the meaning of the FIRST house
and the part of Ascendant are definitively crucial for putting together
all the pieces of the PICTURE of a particular person.
If you are an
astrologer, it is not easy to rectify your own horoscope for it requires
additional effort to get a realistic
glimpse of yourself.
My Official Chart
For a long time I
had been analyzing my horoscope with a completely
wrong time of birth. Most details of my
life fitted in. However, many of them could be described as
"possible, but not necessarily ". The
difference in the time of birth was more than
50 minutes. When I asked my mother if that was possible she said:
"Well... it’s possible!"
The difference in my
horoscope is so great that unlike the first option, where the Sun and
Jupiter with 3 more planets were in the 12th house, I got
completely different horoscope with the Sun and Jupiter in the first
house. In these new arrangements, the ruler Venus went to the cusp of
the 12th house thus verifying my strong 12th house
in a different way than in the first horoscope. A strong influence of
this house had interfered with the rectification of my horoscope for
years, making me believe that my Sun was there - in the 12 th
house. However, there were many details that did not precisely fit into
Therefore, the official details of my birth are 2
October 1969, 6:20:00 AM (020E30; 44N50, -01:00).
According to this
time of birth, the Ascendant is at the 16th degree of Libra
and the Sun and Jupiter together with Pluto, Mercury and Uranus are in
the 12th house, while the ruler of the Sun and Ascendant,
Venus, is in the 11th house in Virgo.
This rectification led me to a conclusion that my
EXACT time of birth was 5:32:00 AM!
MY correct birth
Now Ascendant is at
the 7th degree of Libra with the Sun at the 8th
degree and Jupiter at the 14th degree of Libra in the FIRST
house. Dispositor of the Sun and Ascendant, Venus, is in Virgo at the
cusp of the 12th house.
With these two
horoscopes, the catch is that both of them show inclination to the
entire symbolic of the 12th house – solitude, exploration,
love for astrology, mysticism, bad luck, night type of person, to act
“behind the scenes” - which is why I initially thought I could have been
The definite proof
was this new first house and the way in which it was describing me.
I am an extremely
tall person, which was not exactly shown in the first horoscope. In the
new one, this is as clear as day. The Sun (me) conjunction Jupiter
(high) in the 1st house (my body). At the same time, this is
my main physical characteristic when people describe me. It is many
times that I have heard „That tall one...".
house is the 4th house of my mother (10th house)
and now, Jupiter and the Sun indicate that she (and I) originates from
someone of high birth, which is also true!
I am a passionate cat lover.
Cats are Leos, which is now visible in
my horoscope, where the Sun ruling Leo is in my 1st house. In
addition, now it can be clearly seen that I have a pet which was a
present from a friend of mine.
My friend (11th
house in Leo) gave me (the ruler of the 11th house in the 1st
house) a tom cat (the Sun), of Persian breed and black colour (8th
degree – degree of Scorpio – Persia, Moslems, black...). The Sun is in
conjunction with Jupiter at the 14th degree (degree of
Taurus) - resulting in the fact that the cat is big and fat – and placed
in Libra which is why cat is beautiful. He is crazy about me and I often
say that he gives me headache - the Sun
(cat) in the 1st house (my head). The Sun conjunction Jupiter
explains that after that, my friend went to America...
Still, the most
convincing example of the correctness of this rectification is
the photograph I chose to represent myself on
While I was
designing my website, one of the main dilemmas was whether to post my
photograph or not. My final decision was NO (the ruler of the Ascendant
and the Sun - Venus at the cusp of the 12th house –
inclination to seclusion). However, later on, I made a compromise and
my photograph appeared on Nikola’s website
– I did not show myself on my own site but nevertheless did so on his.
This is how my contradictory character and vacillation were expressed
being the major features of my Ascendant and planets in the first house.
Why did this
(Ascendant, the 1st house) appeared on the Professor’s (the
Sun) website (Jupiter, the ruler of my 3rd house – natural
house of Gemini - website). I have a friendly relationship with my
Professor Nikola (the Sun-Professor – the ruler of the 11th
house) and in every conversation with me he finishes with short
sentences: ARE YOU WRITING…? DO WRITE! (the Sun – Professor conjunction
Jupiter – the ruler of the 3rd house – writing, speech...).
Sometimes I experience this as PRESSURE – planets in the 1st
house describe what and who is pressuring us, making us do something. In
addition, this conjunction indicates that I picked top (the Sun-Jupiter)
Professor for what I wanted to learn.
This same Sun in the
1st house is "responsible" for me going to the extreme of
exposing myself by writing the text in which I i.e. my Ascendant is the
main topic (Jupiter, the ruler of the 3rd house conjunction
Sun in the 1st house at the Ascendant!).
And finally, the
The photograph I
picked for Nikola’s website is the one taken at a celebration –
Ascendant (the photograph) in Libra (celebration) at the 7th
degree (degree of Libra - wedding) – which is why this celebration was
the wedding i.e. wedding reception.
Whose wedding was
it? The Sun, the first planet counting from the Ascendant, at the 8th
degree (degree of Scorpio – somebody else’s) – somebody else’s wedding –
rules my 11th house. This is why it was the wedding of my
close friend. And further, the Sun at the 8th
degree (Scorpio degree- to be pregnant) also tells us that
she was pregnant.
In addition to providing the description of
circumstances in which the photo was taken, Ascendant and the 1st
house describe how I look in the photograph.
The Sun at the 8th
degree conjunction Jupiter at the 14th degree of Libra
describes colours. The prevailing colour is black (the Sun at the 8th
degree) allowing glimpses of green - the Sun (light) conjunction Jupiter
at the 14th degree (degree of Taurus - green).
Therefore, this is
the main description of this photograph I chose for Nikola’s website. However, these
colours are not visible in the photograph published with my text.
dimensions by cutting the photograph so that in this new photograph, one
can see nothing but my "passport" portrait. The Sun and Jupiter
in the 1st house SQUARE Mars at the 6th degree of
Capricorn. The 6th degree is the degree of Virgo (to
diminish, to lessen), which is why I CUT the photograph (square Mars) to
DIMINISH it – the 6th degree.Also, Venus, the ruler of my
Ascendent is in the sign of Virgo (to diminish, to lessen)!
This way, my
photograph became a very precise astrological "snapshot" of my 1st
house and planets in it. And furthermore, at the time when this was
happening, I was still searching for my exact time of birth and the
complete aforementioned symbolic was unfolding completely
And in the end, to
sum up. Reading Nikola’s text on
rectification I checked in practice the “matching” of Ascendant with the
photograph that represents us. I checked people’s photographs obtained
from the Internet and achieved a fascinating precision. Every FIRST
photograph that I got was a precise description of the Ascendant, the
ruler of Ascendant and the 1st house of that person.
Since these are private photographs it would be neither wise nor decent
to publish them as examples without prior permission and so, for the
reasons of convenience, I reserved the right to give myself permission
for my own photograph!
Author: Pantelic Suzana