Coltrane was born with Mercury opposition the Mars/Jupiter
midpint and sesquiquadrate to both planets.
the angle of Mercury to Mars and to Jupiter is almost
exactly 134.4 degrees, a 28/75 aspect as well as a
which confers focused creativity that is capable of extraordinary
can obtain a visualization of the relationship of Mercury,
Mars, Jupiter by looking at the
grand trine of these three planets in the 25th harmonic
chart (see below).
this configuration, I determined that Coltrane must
simply be a highly intelligent person who had accees
to a saxophone and expressed his very highly creative
mind through this instrument. A quick read of his
at wikipedia.com confirms this; the man studied Plato
Aristotle. I don't think most black kids born in Hamlet,
NC in 1926 read very much of Plato. Coltrane, however,
managed to pursue these interests despite the opportunities
and experiences available in his environment. His creative
genius led him to an interest in Pythagorean thought,
he studied harmony and music theory to a very sophisticated
level; he did not just concoct his musical creations
technical training and understanding.
I've been listening to Alice Coltrane and jokingly
thinking to myself that she might be a bigger genius
than her husband. But that is a bit like comparing Einstein,
Neils Bohr, Kepler, and Newton; take your pick. Not having
a birth time, I just entered 12 noon and looked at Mercury,
Mars, and Jupiter, thinking that they might be in a 5th
harmonic or 25th harmonic pattern but a birth time would
be needed to confirm a 25th harmonic. My reasoning is
they might have truly been made for each other.
periodically performed late in her life using her married
name of Alice Coltrane. That tells me how deep her
love and appreciation of her husband was; a lady of
of intelligence and sensitivity is not likely to do
anything without some deep thought and consideration,
to the minor fact that they were married.
Alice's Mercury is quintile Mars, tridecile Jupiter,
and Mercury at 12 noon is tightly square the Mars/Jupiter
midpoint. The configuration was in effect for that day.
This configuration is one that I have mentioned in lectures
many times. It is a special configuration but it won't
necessarily make an Alice Coltrane. It is almost guaranteed
to give superlative creative intelligence, however. Alice
did grow up in a family that provided her the tools to
grow and develop. Of course, without a birth time we
are unable to analyze planetary configurations at the
time of Alice's birth in any detail.
I read that the Coltranes are bured in Pinelawn cemetery
in Farmingdale, New York. In the unlikely event that
I am ever in the area, I'll put a flower on both graves
and wish them well. Namaste my brilliant friends. Many
thanks for the music and the inspiration.
Finally, note that the above analysis is based on sophisticated
mathematical models that I have developed for astrological
analysis. The form of astrological analysis that I employ
is almost unique, and unlike most astrologers, I remain
skeptical of all astrological models including my own
because they are yet to be confirmed through research
and if correct, the models, in m opinion, can be validated.
Most astrologers, however, have a very different philosophical
and epistemological perspective on how astrology can
be known and improved.