Sarah Stanley Grimke Chart Report, Sections 5-7

These middle sections of the report continue to describe the chart according to various measures. At the conclusion of the series of report excerpts, I will offer some comments related to last month’s remarks about the outline of her life and posthumous reputation– KPJ

5. Chart Topology

Planets East and West

With most of your planets on the East side of your chart, you tend to impress the environment with your personality and personal prowess. That is, the virility of a planet to impress the qualities it rules upon environment is pronounced when the planet is on the east side of the chart. Thus, you tend to mold (rather than being molded by) circumstances.

Planets Above and Below the Horizon

The line formed by the Ascendant and Descendant (opposite the Ascendant) divide the astrological chart in half, where planets and houses above the line are above the horizon and vice versa. The higher, or more elevated, a planet in the chart, the more publicity it gets. Planets below the horizon are more private and relate to activities in the life that are generally hidden from public view.

The planets in your chart are primarily above the horizon, and are related generally to affairs in the life that involve activities and events which tend to get public notice.

 6. Indicators of General Temperament and Disposition

The following analysis shows the distribution of the planets among the various elements and qualities of the zodiacal signs, which provides excellent indicators of general temperament and disposition.

(In the analysis below, note that the Sun, Moon, Ascendant, Mercury and the Dominant Planet carry more weight in a sign, triplicity or quadruplicity than the other planets and may override a ranking by astrodynes.)

Distribution of Your Planets Among the Triplicities (Elements): Fire, Earth, Air and Water Signs

The distribution of planets in your chart among the four elements is mostly Fire (Sun, Dominant Planet, 4 other Planets) with some Water (Mercury, Asc, 2 other Planets, MC) but very little Earth (Moon, 1 other Planet) or Air (No Planets). Fire signs tend to be enthusiastic, optimistic, self-reliant, zealous, courageous. In the sense that you can command others by arousing initiative and enthusiasm, your characteristic quality is INSPIRATION. With very little Earth or Air, try to cultivate a more practical attitude and try to cultivate an increased interest in mental activities and intellectual ideas.

Distribution of Your Planets Among the Quadruplicities or Qualities: Movable (Cardinal), Fixed and Mutable Signs

The zodiacal signs fall into three types: Movable (Cardinal), Mutable and Fixed. The three types are known as the Quadruplicities (there are four signs in each type) or the Qualities. (See appendix.) The distribution of the planets in your chart among the three types determines your level of adaptability, and is a key determinant of temperament.

The distribution of planets in your chart among the three Qualities shows lots of power in Movable signs (Sun, Dominant Planet, Moon, Asc, 5 other Planets) but with some activity in Mutable signs (Mercury, 2 other Planets, MC). There is little power in the Fixed (No Planets) signs. Many planets in Movable (cardinal) signs indicates great activity. You tend to be very active, energetic, and given to change. You break the trails that others follow, and start the enterprises that others finish. The signs of the Movable quality produce people who are PIONEERS. You also have some of the qualities of the Mutable signs such as adaptability. With very little power in Fixed signs, plan to finish what you start and pay attention to details.

 7. Personal – Companionship – Public

The Houses, or departments of life, are naturally grouped into three categories or domains: Personal, Companionship and Public. This is a good indicator of where your interests, desires and energy naturally incline. This can be especially helpful in analyzing close personal relationships like marriage, where partners interests are largely focused in different domains, e. g., public or personal vs companionship. Cultural gender differences can also ameliorate or exacerbate diverging interests and desires.

Power and Harmony Distribution in the Three Society Domains)
Category Pow Harm Points Assessment Rationale
Personal 216.24 -57.84 7 LittleOrNone Asc, 2 other Planets, 3 astrodyne points
Companionship 144.50 -31.29 5 LittleOrNone Moon, 2 astrodyne points
Public 488.54 -74.02 20 Lots Sun, Dominant Planet, Mercury, 5 other Planets, MC, 6 astrodyne points

The distribution of planets in your chart among the three Societies shows that most of your energy, thought and activity involve the Public houses (departments of life). The Public houses (8th, 9th, 10th and 11th) map thoughts, feelings and desires that express through activities that become widely known including partner’s money and legacies, public expression of religion and philosophy, job, career, credit and friends. Little planetary power in the Personal or Companionship departments of life indicates less interest in purely personal matters and interests or the strength of the desires to associate with others through home, children, work and partnership.

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Sarah Stanley Grimke Decanates Report

This is the second installment from the Horoscope 2020 report and to help provide context I will introduce it with historical background on the subject, Sarah Eliza Stanley Grimke. Based on published historical evidence and then voluminous documentary research, this is what the world knows of Sarah. Her daughter is a much more recognized author than either Sarah or her husband Archibald; both Archie and Angelina had long lives in the public eye whereas Sarah was mostly out of sight and out of contact with them. Indeed, almost all the literature is from their point of view and depicts Sarah as a bad wife and bad mother whose abandonment of first Archie and then Angelina scarred them for life. But my research in primary sources shows a very strong drive and determination to pursue a writing career, and a willingness to pursue it to the ends of the earth.

Her early life was a series of defiant gestures against male authority. Wanting to go to Boston to college because Ann Arbor was too far from the intellectual action; becoming a Unitarian after graduating from a Methodist-affiliated institution; marrying a former slave to the horror of her parents and family; leaving him abruptly to the horror of HIS relatives; sending their daughter away to live with Archie and never seeing either of them again. All to pursue a writing career that unfolded in secrecy as an anonymous collaborator of a pseudonymous author.

Her writing collaboration with Thomas H. Burgoyne was short-lived in 1887-88 and no information has come to light about her years in New Zealand in the 1890s. So there could be another love interest or literary activity yet unknown to history. She returned to the US around 1896 and was reconciled to her parents but not her husband and child. Only after her death in 1898 did she emerge as an author of a book, but nothing of her personally was revealed in said book or known of her for generations.

She prophesied that no attention would be paid to her work until the 21st century, and my recent new edition of her works is the first since 1900.

4. Key Decanates – Overarching Character and Destiny

Each sign of the zodiac is divided into three sections called Decanates. Each decanate is pictured in the sky by one of the original 36 ultra-zodiacal constellations. The pictograph associated by the ancients with each of these constellations illustrates a spiritual parable or allegory that has special significance to those born with their Sun, Moon or Ascendant in that decanate.

Your Sun is in the 2nd decanate of Aries, the Aries-Leo decanate under the sub-rulership of the Sun. The second decanate of Aries is pictured in the sky by ERIDANUS, the River of life, flowing from the never-failing fountain of perpetual youth. Here we find the severity of Mars tempered by the magnanimity of the Sun, which has sub-rulership over this decanate. It is the Leo section of Aries. Leo is the natural ruler of the house of love; water, symbol of the emotions, suggests the affectional influence. Only through the affections, only in the sacred precincts of love, do humans drink the coveted elixir that imparts eternal life. So those born under this section of the sky may well seek this hallowed source of power. They become rulers through their inherent power to sway the minds of others. They are born to lead rather than to serve, for this sub-influence of Leo lends a persistent ambition for power. The heart is somewhat joined to the head, and the more this union is cultivated the better. The greatest lever for attainment obtainable by the natives of this decanate is noble affection. It is the decanate of EXALTATION.

Your Moon is in the 1st decanate of Capricorn, the Capricorn-Capricorn decanate under the sub-rulership of Saturn. CYGNUS, the Swan, with outspread pinions, wings its way from the frozen north towards the sunny southern skies, pictures among the constellations the first decanate of Capricorn. It symbolizes the first news of a new order or things, a retreat from the crystallizing influence of materialism, and the harbinger of the approaching warmth of a spiritual spring.

So we find those born under this influence, when living at their best, to be forerunners of better conditions. They, better than any others, realize the value of system and organization to effect any worthwhile changes. In business or in politics, both of which are spheres of activity to which they naturally gravitate, their greatest asset is in conciliating different factions and inducing them to join in some large merger which will operate more economically and efficiently than could any one faction alone. These people shoulder responsibility readily and become the managers of the world. To live at their highest, they must be permitted to find expression for their talent of co-ordination. It is the decanate of ORGANIZATION.

Your Ascendant is in the 2nd decanate of Cancer, the Cancer-Scorpio decanate under the sub-rulership of Mars. HYDRA, the water-serpent, commences as the middle decanate of Cancer and extends through the sky all the distance from this home constellation to Scorpio, the constellation of death. Representing the Scorpio, or sex, decanate of the domestic sign, those born under it possess much resource and energy, as well as being strongly emotional. The serpent is the symbol of creative energy and the water in which it dwells is the symbol of the strong emotions displayed by these people. So, the traditional struggle of Hercules with this monster is not without significance, for it represents the struggle with sensual desires, as well as a struggle to overcome the limitations imposed by death.

Thus we find that those born here have a natural aptitude for communion with those who have passed to the spirit side of life. If they do not fall into the destructive forms of mediumship, and retain full control of their bodies and minds, they are guided from the spirit side of life in all their worthy undertakings. It is the decanate of REVELATION.

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Horoscope 2020 Sarah Stanley Grimke Natal Report, Sections 2 and 3

The information provided by Horoscope 2020 natal chart reports is so voluminous that it will be divided into six monthly blog posts per individual, starting this month with

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 1. Introduction

 2. Chart-level View of Energy Distribution in Your Chart

The following diagrams show where planet, house and sign energy is most prominent in your chart along with areas that are weak in power and of less importance in your life. The size of each balloon shows the power of each chart element relative to the other elements in the chart. See also the sections on Astrodyne and Department of Life analysis further on in the report.

Power Distribution among Planets & Key Chart Points:

As you can see in the diagram below, the most prominent planets are the Sun (À) mapping the Power Urges, Mercury (Â) mapping the Intellectual Urges, Venus (Ã) mapping the Social Urges and Saturn (Æ) mapping the Safety Urges.

Hover over each Planet power balloon for more information.

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Power Distribution among the Houses:

The Houses map the various departments of life. The amount of power (strong, weak or average) indicates the amount of activity in, and importance of, each Department of Life. As you can see in the diagram below, the most important areas of activity in the life are the 1st House (Personality, Personal Matters, Physical Body), the 10th House (Vocation, Reputation, Credit, Mother) and the 12th House (Secrets, Regrets, Limitations).

Hover over each House power balloon for more information.

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Power Distribution among the Signs:

The quality of energy expressed by each planet is modulated by the Sign in which it falls. The Signs with the most planetary energy have the greatest impact on temperament, disposition and natural proclivities. As you can see in the diagram below, the most powerful Signs in your chart are Aries (Ì) indicating a nature that is fiery, energetic, and impulsive, Cancer (Ï) indicating a nature that is emotional, receptive and sensitive and Pisces (×) indicating a nature that is sensitive, impressionable and romantic. See the sections on “Your Key Significators” and “Astrodyne Analysis” for more information.

You can also hover the cursor of each Sign power balloon for a brief description of the sign’s influence in the chart.