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The chart of Terence McKenna.

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Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 1:33 pm    Post subject: The chart of Terence McKenna. Reply with quote

Terence McKenna was a famous ethnobotanist and shaman, born 16th November 1946 at 7.25am in Hotchkiss, Colorado.

Astro databank has the AA chart with birth time from his birth certificate.,_Terence

He has a 22.5 degree aspect within one degree between Pluto and Mars. This is the only aspect that Mars makes in his chart, but this pattern was transited by IsisTranspluto from hitting at conjunction with his natal Pluto one degree applying at 12 degrees Leo 22 minutes starting in September 1964, to its last touch of 17 degrees Leo 83 minutes, one degree separating from a square to Pluto's antiscion, in July 1980.

I noticed this effect whereby what looks like a fairly insignificant natal pattern becomes massively important when transited by IsisTranspluto, especially with a direct hit like a conjunction. In the chart of the poet Emily Dickenson, her Mercury isn't that striking until you notice that it was transited by IsisTranspluto in later life, when she started to write poetry.

I think that Mars, especially as it rules the head, rules inner visions. In Terence McKenna's chart, his Mars is linked to his Pluto, which was activated powerfully by the long term transit of slow moving IsisTranspluto in Leo. I also think that the generation with Pluto in around 12 to 13 degrees Leo, born between about 1946 and 1948, were strongly affected by this same transit of IsisTranspluto to their generational natal Pluto, which was part of the 1960's effect.

Mars has an association with violence too, and the title of shamanic author Daniel Pinchbeck's book "Breaking Open the Head", which is about inner visions, has a Mars-like feel. (Daniel Pinchbeck born 15th June 1966, no birth time known).

Terence McKenna also has a pattern with his Mean Moon's Nodes squaring his Midheaven, and his Moon is part of this pattern. This shows fame and public appeal.

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Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noon chart for Daniel Pinchbeck, author of shamanic books. No birth time known, this is a noon chart.

I don't know how to interpret this chart, but his natal Mars is widely squaring the exact generational Pluto Uranus conjunction. Maybe other people here have thoughts about this? I don't tend to consider such wide orbs, though maybe a solar arc progression at around the age of three when solar arc progressed Mars was exactly squaring that powerful conjunction in Virgo. Early childhood solar arc progressions could be especially powerful and affect the whole lifetime, which could be why they get interpreted as natal aspects even when the orb is more than one degree.

There is a natal Mars Sun Chiron Neptune pattern.

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