The bombings at the Boston Marathon got me thinking about the USA Gemini rising chart. In yesterday’s blog I used the Jacobs version of the USA chart instead of the slightly earlier time which I usually use. About a year ago I posted on this blog about the USA Gemini rising symbolic chart:
“Over the years I have used the Gemini rising chart with good results and have tweaked it to about 2:13:48 AM LMT (a 7 Gemini 27 ASC). Other astrologers, like Don and Jayj Jacobs, have rectified this chart to 2:14:14 AM LMT (a 7 Gemini 35 ASC) and also reported excellent results.”
It occurred to me to use the Boston explosions to further tweak the time of my favorite USA chart, which has 7 Gemini 27 rising. My hypothesis was that transiting Pluto must have figured prominently in the bombings. I adjusted the ASC of the Gemini rising chart to make an exact quincunx between transiting Pluto at the time of the explosions and the ASC of the USA solar return chart. If the 2:13:48 AM LMT time is adjusted by a mere 5 seconds to 2:13:43 AM, then the ASC moves by 1 second of arc from 7:27 Gemini to 7:26 Gemni , and the quincunx from transiting Pluto to the return ASC is exact at the time of the explosions.
Here are the charts:
In the 2012 – 2013 USA solar return, a few factors stand out. Jupiter and Venus are angular at the ASC. Venus is closely associated with the natal 6th and 12th houses (illness, undoing, sedition, secret enemies). Pluto, which rules Scorpio intercepted in the natal 6th and on the cusp of the return 6th, conjoins the cusp of the SR 8th house of death and anguish of mind. The angles of the year are very close to the angles of the natal chart, signifying a highly significant and memorable year. The most angular planet in the return is Venus, ruler of the 12th of hidden enemies. The return Sun is part of a very stressful T-square formation with Uranus and Pluto (which lies right at the cusp of the 8th house). When I first looked at this chart, I wondered whether this T-square could signify an assassination attempt against the president of the United States this year. I certainly hope that this is not the case.
Return Venus closely conjoins natal Uranus near the ASC. As mentioned, Venus has ominous 6th and 12th house associations in both the natal and the return charts. Uranus is the planet of sudden disruption.
Finally, below is all three charts. Innermost the the USA natal chart. Next is the current solar return, and outermost is the chart for the Boston Marathon bombings. Note how the current transiting square from Uranus is stressing Pluto in the 8th house, and in turn Pluto is forming a stressful quincunx to the natal USA Gemini ASC and natal Uranus in the 1st house.