Figure 1: Gauquelin sectors
A short and precise character description
When I have studied the Enneagram or Belbin’s
typology I have been struck by the simplicity of these 2 rather succesful typologies. Both the Enneagram and Belbin’s typology consist of 9 types, which – just like the 12 signs in the Zodiac – have rather clear contours, so that one
type cannot be confused with another.
In comparison to these 2 typologies the traditional astrological character description have several problems, which make it difficult to use in the same way as the 2 above mentioned typologies are used.
- Most astrologers admits that a description of a person’s sun sign isn’t sufficient to render a precise description of the person. Originally astrologers described a person by his or her rising sign – the ascendant – but an interpretation
of the ascendant alone won’t do either.
- Some computerized chart interpretation systems delivers up to 50 pages, which seldom have any structure to indicate what is essential and what is peripherical. Such a report is useless. According to my
tests the best of these so-called cookbook systems are 75% true and the length is 5-7 pages.
- For some unknown reason some professions are never mentionend in the astrological cookbook systems, for instance talents for music. Traditionel astrology
simply don’t encompass all facets of life.
When I started to study astrology, I expected that an experienced astrologer would be able to produce a character description, which was short and precise. By ”short” I mean a report
of maximum 3-4 pages, and by ”precise” I mean a report, where at least 90% of the statements were measurable true. I believe the customers, who consult an astrologer, expect the same.
These thoughts had been
troubling for for a long time, when I got a revelation. It happened on a Sunday, December 29th 2013. On that day Mercury and the Sun was making a conjunction, an influence, which according to astrology makes intelligence and creativity work together. I woke
up in the morning and new exactly how to solve the problem – I mean: In a technical sort of way. I started the work immediately with a determination and confidence, I had been without for more than a year.
The idea is to compress a chart by determining
which planet is the strongest. I use 12 planets, each ruling a sign. It’s a prerequisite in this model that a ruler and its sign expresses the same vibration, the same influence.:
- Aries + Mars
- Taurus + Eris
- Gemini + Mercury
- Cancer + Moon
- Leo + Sun
- Virgo + Makemake
- Libra + Venus
- Scorpio + Pluto
- Sagittarius + Jupiter
- Capricorn + Saturn
- Aquarius + Uranus
- Pisces + Neptune
Not all astrologers
agree with me in this view. For instance, according to traditional astrologer, the mother figure is represented by the Moon and Cancer in the chart, and the father figure is represented by the Sun and Capricorn. In my opinion the Sun and Leo represents children
and descendants, never the father.
In the compression model the factors depending on the birth time have more weight than the factors derived from the mere birth date Influences derived from the date alone (e.g. planetery positions in signs, including
the Sun and the Moon) represent approximately 30%, while influences derived from the dato plus the time represent approximately 70%.
- A planet’s position in a sign gets 1 point to the sign’s ruler, no matter if it is the Sun or one
of the outer planets.
- A planet in a Gauquelin sector in the diurnal circle gets 2 points.
- A planet gets 2.5 points, when it rules an axis like MC or ASC. If for instance the ASC is in Aries, Mars receives 2.5 points.
- A planet gets
points, when it aspects one of the axes. A conjunction renders 2 points, oppositions and trines render 1.5 points, squares and sextiles render 1.3 points, noviles (40°, 80° and 160°), semisquare and sesquisquare render 1.2 points and finally the
semisextile and the quinqunx render 1 point. The orbis for these aspects are the ones suggested by John Addey: 12° for the conjunction, 6° for the opposition, 4° for the trine, etc.
Finally there is a rather complex but rigidly logical
system for the rulerships and elevations of the planets. Normally the planet with the highest number of points is the strongest. If for instance Mars has the highest number of points, then the
person is a Mars-type – or what? Not necessarily. If Mars is in Pisces (= Neptune’s guest) and Neptune is the second-strongest planet, then Neptune comes out as the strongest planet, because Mars is a guest in Neptune's domain. If 2 planets are
equally strong by points, then the planet, who has the strongest position in sign (e.g. in its own sign or exalted) is declared the strongest. If both planets are equally strong both by points and by position in sign, then the planet with the highest number
of “guests” wins.
Now the system had to be tested with real charts. By “real” I mean charts, which had been rectified with the Heinrich Kündig rectification method.
It is my experience as a practicing astrologer that the exact time is crucial.
In order to rectify a chart, I need information about prefereably 4-5 major events in that person’s life: What happened (a headline), where it happened (geographic
location) and when it happened (a date). When I have found a pattern in the prognostic chart (it’s like forwarding a movie) I also know the exact time of birth. Rectificaiton is cumbersome and time-consuming. I can rectify 7-8 charts on a day, when I
don’t have anything else to do. If I have to go to work, then I can rectify 2-3 charts per day.
If the people belonging to a particular type has a lot in common, then the typology works. Here are some examples:
- Two Danish male actors, Flemming Jensen and Tommy Kenter, both came out as Moon-types. Both are physically “chubby”, both are comedians, and both write their own texts.
- Giovanni Agnelli sr. is considered to be the founder of FIAT,
the Italian car plant. He belongs to the Uranus-type. The same goes for Henry Ford II, who is manager of Ford, the American car plant, and who is the grandson of industrial tycoon Henry Ford.
- Male actor Viggo Mortensen is a Pluto- type, with Venus
as the second strongest planet. The same goes for male actor Mads Mikkelsen. Both are considered to be male sex symbols according to imdb.com.
There are plenty of these “coincidences” so I am sure that the system for compressing a
Proof of concept
Once a chart is compressed, you can use it in statistics to prove astrology. According to Ptolemy the first thing an astrologer should do for a client, is to calculate how many years the client will live
– because there is no reason to make prognostic charts beyond the death date(!)
At the present moment I have rectified 700 charts of people, who died before they reached the age of 30 years – 350 belonging to males and 350 belonging to females.
The following 2 figures and 2 tables show the distribution of these “short lives” (where the strongest and the second strongest planet are included in the counting):