|Birthname||Joyce Diane Bauer|
|born on||20 October 1928 at 18:21 (= 6:21 PM )|
|Place||New York, New York, 40n43, 74w0|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
Her natal chart looks like this:
Dr. Brothers died at the age of 85. Jupiter rules her 8th house of death. One would expect Jupiter to be active in her chart at this time. In addition, Saturn and Pluto are natural rulers of death, so they might also be active by primary direction. Her primary directions within a year either side of May 2013 are as follows (major aspects, Ptolemy measure of 1 degree = 1 year, with and without latitude):
Note the prominence of Pluto opposing the ASC by primary direction this year. Pluto lies natally in the 3rd house, which is associated with the lungs and respiration. Pluto also disposes Mercury in Scorpio in the 6th house of illness.
In addition, the MC opposes 8th house-ruler Jupiter at this time by primary direction. If she were born at 6:20:40 PM (just 20 seconds earlier than her stated birth time), then the MC opposing Jupiter by primary direction would be exact on 13 May 2013, the date of her death. Primary directed MC lies in the 6th house of illness and opposes natal Jupiter in the 12th house of hospitalization and confinement.
The primary directed ASC also squares natal Saturn during this period. Our hypothesis about which astrological factors should be active is born out by the timing of events at the end of her life.