God as Solar System Matrix (Astrology) and Robin Williams. Also, a Clip from "What Dreams May Come"

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    Aug 12, 2014 10:04 AM GMT
    http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/ohmystars/2014/08/the-astrology-of-robin-williams-behind-the-mask-of-comedy.html#


    Matthew Currie, Astrologer

    We can look at Robin Williams’ birth chart and see the signs of potential depression:

    Moon in sensitive Pisces opposite Venus in Virgo.

    A Moon in Pisces is sensitive enough to life’s discomforts as it is, without any oppositions. The Moon’s ruler was Neptune, and Robin’s Neptune was in the 12th house. This is always the mark of someone who could stand to have some form of spiritual retreat in his life.

    It seems unlikely that the nature of his busy Hollywood lifestyle would allow for that sort of thing a lot, although he did end up in rehab a few times.

    The potential for something alone does not guarantee it will definitely happen.

    There was more to this suicide then simply indicators of depression in the birth chart. There were difficult transits happening when he died, but perhaps more importantly: there was something obviously going on all along with Robin Williams that you and I didn’t see, or chose to ignore, despite the fact that it was quite literally staring us in the face.

    There is a cliché that artists need to suffer in order to create. I don’t know whether or not that’s absolutely necessary, but it certainly does seem to help. Whatever pain Robin Williams carried around inside of him was turned by the alchemy of Art into entertainment for millions.

    That is a profound blessing, but it may not have been enough to help him with his own burden. Whenever we see the art, we are also seeing the artist… but (by definition) that art is a distortion. It is what the artist wants us to see. It is an illusion projected from that artist's own reality, whatever that may be.

    When we look at people, we tend to see what we want to see. When we see an entertainer, we want entertainment and not necessarily to dive deeply into his or her soul.

    When we look at the birth chart in order to see the configuration of the planets, we don’t always see the entirety of the person… especially if there is something about that entirety that disturbs us or doesn’t match our expectations.

    I can’t claim any special form of clairvoyance or connection with Mr. Williams, but his natal Sun was conjunct my Moon and Ascendant, and his Moon was conjunct my Saturn, so there is a case to be made for me having seen his inner life perhaps a little more than the average viewer did, or wanted to.

    I can’t claim any special knowledge of the man, but ever since I first saw Robin Williams in the 1980s, and every time I saw him afterwards – whether he was being a comedian or being serious or in any of the roles he was playing – there was always one thing that stood out at me, and always disturbed me. No matter what role he was playing, clown or serious, actor or humanitarian, there was always sadness in Robin Williams eyes. Always. Go back now and watch any performance of his that you can think of, no matter what the role or genre, and tell me you don’t see it now too. And what’s more: you probably saw it all along but didn’t want to think about it too much. That’s how great his work was.

    Like a magician, he completely deceived you with his performance, and you were pleased to be tricked, and so was I. Sometimes life is a great adventure. Sometimes life is about facing the next challenge. Sometimes life is just about getting through the day. And sometimes, in words spoken by Robin Williams in one of my favorite films, What Dreams May Come… ironically about a man who dies and seeks out his wife’s soul in the afterlife to rescue her from hell because she’s committed suicide… It’s about not giving up.




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    Aug 12, 2014 10:09 AM GMT
    http://jennaleighblack.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/robin-williams/

    Jenna-Leigh Black, Astrologer

    Suicide is primarily from H12 so transiting (North Node) Mean Lunar Node 22° Libra conjunct his natal H12 cusp Libra 21° could be interpreted as he no longer wanted or was able to deal with what the future had to offer him, it is also trine his 22 Aquarius IC (endings). As well as transiting Mars 9° Scorpio conjunct his 12° Scorpio AC from H12 and opposite his DC (H7 cusp of open enmity) it is sextile his natal Venus (H12 ruler), trine his natal Mars 11° & Uranus 10° Cancer conjunction in his H8 giving him the Mars assertion necessary to carry through such an act. His H12 ruler is Venus on 10° Virgo in H10 and shows his self-death would tragically be a public talking point.

    He was also experiencing transiting Chiron (the wound that wont heal) on 16° Pisces conjunct his natal 16° Pisces Ceres (care and restraint) whilst transiting Lilith (self-harm) on 17° Leo is in quincunx (inconjunct) leading to feelings of being trapped and having to take drastic action to alleviate it, add to that the potent transiting Uranus (shocking change) on 16° Aries in H5 (joy, children) opposition his natal 16° Libra Neptune (self-undoing) in H11 (friendship, society) configuration and it’s no wonder he was struggling. His natal Neptune is also within 5 degrees of his H12 cusp so any transits to his Neptune would always give a certain amount of pressure on the H12 of isolation and self-annihilation.

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    Aug 14, 2014 3:05 AM GMT
    Donna Cunningham (who writes for Mountain Astrologer)

    A reader wrote this morning and asked, “Would you be willing to elaborate in your blog on the issue of predicting suicide in charts that are so heavily impacted by this year’s astrology in light of Robin Williams’ suicide? I think his death has torn up half the world, and shocked us all. I would love to hear your comments, as opposed to what else I’m seeing out there in the astrological section of the web.”

    I’ve been devastated by these events and haven’t had the heart to venture out onto the web, but it’s easy to imagine what she might have encountered in the blogosphere. Unfortunately, there are astrologers who glory in the negativity and get a thrill out of making astrological interpretations that are terrifying to people whose chart or loved ones’ charts have related natal or transiting aspects.

    Back in June, Liz Howell created a guest post here about the charts of several young men who committed massacres and then killed themselves. Eventually, there were so many comments that reveled in the negativity and speculated on its origins that Liz and I agreed to delete the post and the comments. (Eventually, I put up some posts on the ethics of the situation, and on predicting suicide—see the links at the end of this post.)

    I find myself not wanting to put up this post or to open the comment section because it would be disturbing—and infuriating—to get comments like those.

    I feel such a compassion for this man whose work so many of us have loved for decades. Having worked in mental health settings and seen non-medicated manic people in action, I believe he was bipolar (manic depressive), as his comedy was wildly manic and because he struggled often with a deep, bleak depression.

    Both polarities are due to an imbalance in the brain, and the depressive polarity is a terribly black hole. Bipolar people can swing between the two extremes, and for some of them, the higher the high, the lower the low.

    His abuse of drugs and alcohol is well-known, but I see it as a way of medicating himself out of the terrible highs and lows. I took an excellent course on alcoholism years back, and we learned that one of the genes for depression and one of the genes for alcoholism are next to each other on the same strand of DNA. I have a feeling he just got too worn down by a lifetime struggle to pull himself out of a soul-crushing recurring depression. That the man was so wretchedly miserable to hang himself breaks my heart.

    I looked up Robin’s chart in the middle of the night on AstroDataBank. Here’s the link to that chart and his bio: Williams, Robin. According to their data, based on a copy of his birth certificate, he was born July 21, 1951 at 1:34 PM, CST, Chicago, IL.

    That gives a 22° Leo Midheaven with a close conjunction of Mercury at 22° Leo and Pluto at 18° Leo. Transiting Saturn in the first has been back and forth between 17° and 22° of Scorpio for many months, including stationary retrograde and direct intervals.

    Unfortunately, there’s a problem with the chart. When I entered the data into Solar Fire, a pop up message said that Chicago was on CDT when he was born but that an Illinois state law said that CST should be used for the birth certificate. When I recalculated the chart, the Midheaven and Ascendant were much earlier in Leo and Scorpio.

    That chart doesn’t make sense, because neither the natal or transiting aspects fit his genius or the event. The AstroDatabank Chart with 18-22° Leo placements of the natal Pluto/Mercury/Midheaven in the other chart fit both his comic genius and the pressure of transits that erupted yesterday in ending his life.

    Article continues at:

    http://skywriter.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/robin-williams-two-astrology-charts-only-one-makes-sense/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wordpress%2FDwTm+%28Sky+Writer%29



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    Aug 14, 2014 3:08 AM GMT
    StephenOABC saidDonna Cunningham (who writes for Mountain Astrologer)

    Article continues at:

    http://skywriter.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/robin-williams-two-astrology-charts-only-one-makes-sense/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wordpress%2FDwTm+%28Sky+Writer%29



    Part of how the article continues:

    The pressure of such depressing Saturn aspects to the Midheaven/Pluto/Mercury conjunction alone could have worn him down. We need to keep in mind, however, that transiting Saturn would have made hard aspects to these same points every seven years of his life, and he survived to 63.
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    Aug 14, 2014 3:10 AM GMT
    So what you're saying is, "he had it coming."

    Right?
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    Aug 15, 2014 2:53 AM GMT
    Donna Cunningham

    The pressure of such depressing Saturn aspects to the Midheaven/Pluto/Mercury conjunction alone could have worn him down.

    We need to keep in mind, however, that transiting Saturn would have made hard aspects to these same points every seven years of his life, and he survived to 63.


    Stephen

    This seventh year was news that he had Parkinson's.
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    Aug 19, 2014 3:38 AM GMT
    If this is correct and his Mercury (communication) is at the top of his chart, that means he would be famous for communication.

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    Aug 19, 2014 3:42 AM GMT
    StephenOABC saidIf this is correct and his Mercury (communication) is at the top of his chart, that means he would be famous for communication.

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    Mercury conjunct MC, conjunct Pluto (passion). We're not talking about Jerry Seinfeld.

    (An astrologer gave a talk about Mercury and explained Jerry's chart to her listeners.)
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    Aug 19, 2014 3:47 AM GMT
    what? Jupiter in the 5H under Aries?

    Really Entertaining/Fun Guy!
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    Aug 23, 2014 6:36 AM GMT
    He had it coming?

    It came in cycles is what the professional astrologer wrote. He survived others. He chose not to go through this one.

    What comes, looking at the whole chart and all the transits from many different angles, is all sorts of astrological weather, the weather of Life.

    We all have all sorts of weather coming.
    We all have had all sorts of weather that we've already experienced.

    Love, truth, wisdom, gratitude,
    Steve