A good subject for research
is any extreme situation or trait. An example of an extreme situation
is an accident. In an entire lifetime,
one is likely to experience just a few major accidents. From
an astrological perspective, one may wonder what astrological influences
are in effect
at these extreme and unusual moments in a person’s life.
Astrologers are likely to associate the planet Uranus and perhaps the
planets Mars and Saturn with accidents. I believe that patterns involving
3 or more planets are extremely important and that midpoint structures
are important, so I created the following AstroSignature:
All direct midpoint structures involving Mars and Uranus with either the
Sun or Saturn formed between the transiting and natal planets. A direct
midpoint structure occurs when one planet is conjunct or opposition the
midpoint of two other planets. The possible midpoint structures are:
Sun conjunct or opposition Mars/Uranus midpoint
Saturn conjunct or opposition Mars/Uranus midpoint
Mars conjunct or opposition Sun/Uranus midpoint
Mars conjunct or opposition Saturn/Uranus midpoint
Uranus conjunct or opposition Sun/Mars midpoint
Uranus conjunct or opposition Mars/Saturn midpoint
Note that the AstroSignature can be either transit-to-natal or natal-to-transit.
The first item, for example, may be either transiting Sun conjunct or opposition
Mars/Uranus midpoint or vice versa: transiting Mars/Uranus midpoint to
natal Sun. Therefore there are a total of 24 specific possible astrological
influences because each of the 6 items listed above can involve a conjunction
or opposition aspect, and may be either a transiting planet to natal midpoint
or transiting midpoint to natal planet.
- I set the orb to 1 degree.
Using the Kepler 7 software, I entered this AstroSignature into the program.
I then decided to look at the car accident on August 31, 1997 in which
Princess Diana died. I looked at a graph for 3 years from the previous
year to the following year, i.e. 1996, 1997, and 1998. The graph is shown
I produced this graph with the expectation that the graph might indicate
August 31, 1997 as important, I was surprised to see the extraordinarily
precise indication of the date. I added a red arrow to the graph
the late August of 1997 time period. The graph is nearest its highest
point in this time period. I then produced the graph for about
a half year around the time in which the accident occurs. Shown below
graph, which is for the time period July 1, 2007 to February 1, 2008:
Again, I added a red arrow to point to the date of the accident. We
can see that August 31, 1997 is one of the highest peaks, and from the
previous graph, we see that this peak is also one of the highest peaks
over a 3-year time period. Below is the graph from mid August to mid
September showing that the peak pointed to in the above graph is precisely
I then decided to look at one other famous catastrophic well-known
event: the assassination of John Lennon on December 8, 1980. Shown
below is the graph for John Lennon for 1980:
Again, I have added a red arrow to the graph to show the date of
the assassination. Although not quite as dramatic as the graph for
Princess Diana, again one of the highest peaks during the time period
points precisely to the date of the tragic day.
The software also shows the astrological influences in effect on
these tragic days. The information displayed in the software is shown
31, 1997 Tran-to-Natal
Point, Tran Mar cnj Natal Sat/Ura, Orb = 0 °15'
Point, Tran Ura opp Natal Sun/Mar, Orb = 0 °10'
TOTAL= 1.58 points
John Lennon the results are:
Dec 8, 1980 Tran-to-Natal
Point, Tran Mar/Sat opp Natal Ura, Orb = 0 °08'
TOTAL= 0.87 points
other words, on the date of Princess Diana’s fatal car accident,
the influences were transiting Mars conjunct natal Saturn/Uranus midpoint
with an orb of 15’ and transiting Uranus opposition Sun/Mars
midpoint with an orb of 10’. For the date of John Lennon’s
assassination transiting Mars/Saturn midpoint is opposition natal
Uranus with an 8’ orb. These orbs are approximate because they
are not calculated for the precise time of the accident. With the
Sirius software we can also view influences across a single day
and of course the calculations can also simply be done for the
of the events. However, this is not necessary at this stage of
the research because the exact orbs will not change greatly and
hypothesis is supported.
We could now look at dates of other famous accidents and assassinations
as well as dates of major accidents of anyone who has a recorded time
of birth and the date of a major accident. There are many questions
and issues that arise, as there is with any research. In this research,
we could investigate different kinds of accidents, test other astrological
influences, etc. This research study opens up a possibly very fruitful
avenue for further research.
Although this research provides very promising results, I have not
yet continued this research further. I am engaged in many avenues
of study and research in astrology, and have not yet been able to
continue following this possibility. I am presenting this research
study because it may be helpful to other researchers. The use of quantitative
methods and visual tools for seeing results on a study of extreme
events is a methodology that appears to be appropriate for research
into astrological forecasting.
Also, I wish to add that these two cases of Princess Diana and John
Lennon are, thus far, the only cases that I have studied. Researchers
have a responsibility to accurately and thoroughly present their methodology.
Although this is a short article, it does present all relevant information
for appreciating the nature of the study. This research was conducted
in 1996 and was inspired by the need to develop a research topic for
a lecture. The lecture was presented at the 2006 Balkan Astrology
Conference in Belgrade, Serbia and received a very enthusiastic response.
In the future a more concentrated and sustained effort to pursue this
line of research could possibly produce replicable statistically significant
results. With a study of only two cases, it is far too early to be
very optimistic in this regards, but the methodology and variables
studied do show some promise. In short, the final conclusion of this
study is that the need for further research is very strongly indicated.