Dynamic Astrology IV
planets in collision - demonstrating dynamic astrology
"Billy Pilgrim says that the universe does not look like a lot of bright little dots to the creatures from Tralfamadore. The creatures can see where each star has been and where it is going, so that the heavens are filled with rarefied luminous spaghetti. And Tralfamadorians don't see human beings as two-legged creatures, either. They see them as great millipedes-'with babies legs at one end and old people's legs at the other,' says Billy Pilgrim.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Slaughterhouse Five
Demonstrating astrology is largely a qualitative exercise. It is assumed that any demonstration of astrology would be a subjective exercise, reliant on the selectivity of both the demonstrator and the witness. In the case of progressed Venus synastry, however, we have a quantitative reason to suspect that Sun Venus trines, conjunctions and oppositions, Venus Mars trines and Venus Venus trines, are indicators of relationships. That is: they happen in relationships more often than we would expect. They do so consistently and in doing so, they agree with contemporary and ancient astrological ideas. Furthermore, conjunctions involving Venus with Venus and conjunctions and oppositions involving Venus and Mars are possibly also positively influential, while Sun Venus squares appear to have a variable influence which is dependent on several factors.
Relationship astrology suggests that Venus trines between birth charts can cause a kind of attraction between people which, when they are disposed to being in an intimate relationship, can result in an enjoyable and synoptic partnership.
The idea of dynamic astrology supposes that these Venus trines can develop and fade over time and that this can often be seen in the experience of couples whose feelings fade over time. If, for example, a relationship begins under the influence of a Sun Venus trine where one or both of these astrological planets are progressing, then the influence of the aspect may culminate and fade over time.
Below is a perfect example of a progressed Sun progressed Venus trine. This is a qualitative demonstration of an astrological effect. and probably the first one of its kind most readers will have witnessed:
Fig. 1 Geldof YatesBob Geldof and Paula Yates met in 1977, married in 1986 and separated in 1995. This is a graphical representation of the progress of an aspect which they shared. It was at 1 degree applying in 1977, it was at its closest in 1986 and it was at 1 degree separating in 1995. The crucial factor here, however, is the reflexive nature of the progress of the aspect.
Fig. 2 Yates Hutchence
Paula left Bob in 1995, according to her friend Gerry Agar this was after a two year affair with Michael Hutchence which began in 1993. Michael died in 1997 and Paula died in 2000.
Paula and Michael also shared a progressed Sun progressed Venus trine which came within two degrees in 1993. It would have reached perfection in 2001. After both had died.
We would expect the same type of aspect, within 2 degrees, about once in every 22.5 relationships. Paula Yates scores very highly in this respect, as she actually had two natal Sun Venus trines in her relationship with Bob Geldof and repeated the same progressed aspect twice in two relationships.
Fig. 3 Diana Charles
Prince Charles and Diana Princess of Wales shared a progressed Sun progressed Venus trine which was within two degrees from 1981 to 1995
They were married in 1981, separated in 1992 and divorced in 1996.
Fig. 4 Camilla Charles
Prince Charles shared two progressed Sun progressed Venus aspects with Camilla. The first a discordant square which kept them apart between 1971 and 1985. The second, a trine became activated in 1986, culminated in 1997 and separated beyond two degrees after 2005.
Again, Charles has experienced two relationships with the same aspect, which happens also to be the same aspect Paula shared with Bob and Michael.
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There are hundreds of other examples of this phenomenon and many of them can be viewed elsewhere on the positiveastrology.com website and also in the book When Stars Collide.
To enable this demonstration, we first conjectured an area of life that would reasonably respond to astrological investigation, then we tested close two-degree-and-one-minute Sun, Venus and Mars aspects. We then established via a sizeable study of public record relationships that certain aspects occur more frequently (and are therefore more popular among couples) at the time the relationships began.
We then traced examples of these aspects through time. In doing so, what was observed was a partial element of the dynamic astrology chart.
What makes this possible is the reference point we are given through comparison of two different horoscopes. Looking at relationships gives us greater opportunity to contextualise change and decreases the inferences we could make by qualitatively analysing changes in individual horoscopes.
While there are a number of complex qualitative findings in this study, we can say that analysis of relationships shows that trines appear to bring couples together and squares to keep them apart (as in the case of Charles and Camilla); that the time period prior to the trine aspect becoming exact is the most intense point in time for the aspect and that the separating part of the aspect (after exactness) is less intense. The reverse or something similar to this may be true for the square aspect, which appears to repel more during the applying phase and this repulsion (which may be circumstantial replusion rather than aesthetic repulsion) passes in the separating phase of the aspect.
Similar examples can be shown with other aspect types and planetary pairs. If you wish to investigate this further, go to the next page