This page is for astrologers only, because here I am
not going to translate the astrological terms into the language
understandable for everyone. Here I want to share some of my thoughts about a
natal chart reading, and, possibly, to receive from "my astrological sisters and
brothers" the answers on questions which are interesting for me.
The Application of Dispositors Chains in AstroPsychology.
In this article I would like to show how to define main sources of strength and
weakness of human personality using the building up of planetary chains and
revealing four key planets. Of course, this is not enough for designing the
whole picture of a psychological portrait. That would need the analysis of all
the factors. The importance of a dispositor (the planet that rules the sign) is
recognized by all astrologers because it always gives a special accent to the
planet situated in the sign that is ruled by this dispositor. It is necessary to
build up four types of planetary chains: dispositions by homes, exaltation,
detriment and fall. As a beginning of the chain you can take any planet.
picture No.1 V.S. Vysotskii, January, 25. 1938. 05:27 a.m. Moscow
On the picture No.2 you can see the building up the dispositors
chain from the natal chart of one of the famous Russian singers and song-writers
V.S. Vysotskii. ( pic. 1 )
picture No.2 Planetary dwelling-place chain. V.S.Vysotskii
The main planet in this chain is called Atlantis. It is the
backbone of the personality. It is precisely the planet which gives the
confidence and the opportunity for the person to feel himself as individuality
different from others. Atlantis determines deep abilities and talents of a
person. This planet always shows itself latent and secretly, mainly on the inner
level. Only the planet of a strong cosmic status can act as Atlantis. If it is
weak, the backbone of the person will be effaced and poor shown. For example,
for V.S. Vysotskii Saturn acts as Atlantis (it has the largest amount of
connections). Saturn as Atlantis brings a deep feeling of the aim, an ability to
wait, stableness, firmness, persistence, a good ability to survive and to be a
hero alone. But Saturn is situated in Aries, the sign of its fall. It is weak
and cannot fulfill its mission. The backbone of the personality is poor shown.
Through building up another planetary chain - for exaltation (ðiñ.3)
picture No.3 Chain for exaltation V.S. Vysotskii
we can calculate the basic planet that will show the deep source
of the personal strength, the source a person can derive his energy from. This
planet is called Antes. For V.S. Vysotskii Neptune acts as Antes, but it is in
its detriment sign and cannot be the true Antes. The strong faith would have
become the source of the strength of V.S.Vysotskii, but instead of that this
idea had been replaced by illusions. So, the usage of drugs and alcohol was not
for him the attempt to hide from fears and complexes, but the search for the
source of strength even it had been ersatz. The Moon and Uranus are situated in
mutual reception and do not take part in the chain. The planets not included
into the chain are called "switched off". The "switched off" planet is the
planet that is not worked out in karma and has untouched reserves. However, it
is extremely difficult to make a person use them.
picture No.4 Chain for banishent V.S.Vysotskii
On the picture No.4 you can see the chain for
detriment. You can easily see that the key planet is the Sun. The key planet of
this type of a chain is called Sisyphus. Sisyphus expresses the deepest
psychological complex of a person. In general, it is a source for all complexes.
This planet shows what should be worked out first not to allow the personality
getting degraded. V.S. Vysotskii had the Sun as Sisyphus. This is a very serious
index, because the Sun is in detriment and appears as true Sisyphus. It is
obvious, that V.S. Vysotskii had doubts about himself as a creator and a fear
not to have enough of creative power. It was very important for him to stand out
from the crowd and to be unlike others. And it was very important for him to
confirm constantly his creative strength.
The last chain is connected
with fall of planets (picture No.5).
picture No.5 Chain for downfall. V.S.Vysotskii
The main planet here is called Icarus. As well
as Sisyphus it shows the source of weakness but now this is the energy weakness,
not psychological. Icarus shows the way we can lose our forces. Icarus is the
"Black hole" sucking up the energy. If the deficit of this planet increases it
will draw off the power from other planets of the chain and could become the
source of a personal degradation. Pluto acts as Icarus for V.S. Vysotskii. It is
a bad situation for the person involved in public or show business. During his
public performances he was generous in sharing his energy with the audience and,
obviously, it was difficult for him to rehabilitate himself later, and the
weakness of his Antes made everything worse. While doing this analysis you
should consider planets in pairs: Atlantis - Sisyphus (from a psychological
point of view) and Antes - Icarus (as an energetic component). If Atlantis is
stronger than Sisyphus, a person can easily manage his complexes. And in the
case when Antes is stronger than Icarus, the energy will be easily restored. If
not then… In the horoscope of V.S. Vysotskii the terrible combination was
formed: both his Sisyphus and Icarus were stronger. That is why the way to
degradation was opened.
As an example I would like to offer for
consideration two more natal charts: Edit Piaff (ðiñ.6)
and Sofia Loren.(ðiñ.9)
picture No.9 Sofia Loren. September, 20.1934. 12:20 p.m. Rome
In the case of Vysotskii’s horoscope it was easy to define four
central planets. When there is the stellium or planetary core it is even
possible not to build up the chains (It could be done for the revealing of
receptions and anti-receptions). However, there are not so many cases of this
picture No.7 Chain for dwelling-place. Definition of the Atlantis planet.Sofia loren
You can see on the picture No.7 how it is difficult to define the
Atlantis planet for Sofia Loren. We have three receptions there: Venus - Mercury,
Mercury - Chiron and Venus - Proserpine. It is possible having two Atlantis in a
horoscope, especially, if they are in a mutual reception, but not three. After
careful consideration we can find out that the pair Venus-Mercury has more
connections. Venus is in its fall and, as we can see further, appears as Icarus,
so it cannot be the real Atlantis. But we still have Mercury. So that, the
intelligence and the ability to think rationally are the backbone of Sofia
Loren's personality. And Mercury affects the feelings as well (its reception
with Venus and Chiron) introducing the harmony there. Mercury acts as Antes as
well (together with Saturn). It shows the inflexible personality with exact
system of appraisals and personal priorities.
Two planets, Jupiter and Mars, act as Sisyphus. And Venus is the true Icarus, in
the sign of its fall (picture No.8).
picture No.8 Chain for downfall.Definition of the Icarus planet. Sofia Loren
If you remember, Icarus shows how a person can lose his/her energy.
Sofia Loren does this by thinking of the absence of harmony in love and
especially by the fear of losing her beauty getting older. But Icarus will never
have the strong affect on the personality because Mercury acts as Atlantis and
Antes, and Antes is stronger then Icarus; that supports Venus (reception).
Besides, two planets, Chiron and Uranus, are "switched off" from the chain of
In the natal chart of Edit Piaff Jupiter acts as Atlantis. It is impossible to
define Antes (picture No.10)
picture No.6 Edit Piaff. December, 12. 1915. 5:00 a.m. Paris
picture No.10. Chain for exaltation. Definition of the Antes planet Edit Piaf.
So, the backbone of personality reposed on religion and authority. She needed
patronage during her life. But there was no any certain planet giving energy (no
Antes). Mercury acts as Sisyphus. (ðiñ.11).a
picture No.11 Chain for detriment. Definition of Sisyphus planet. Edit Piaff
Mercury is situated in Sagittarius, the sign of its detriment, and
acts as true Sisyphus. Edit Piaff obviously had a complex in communication,
difficulties in connections and expressing her thoughts. Possibly, it was
difficult for her to express something personal; she took somebody else’ values
as hers. While revealing Icarus two separate planetary chains are being built up
picture No.12 Chain for downfall. Definition of the Icarus planet. Edit Piaff
Neptune, situated in Leo, in its fall sign, is more appropriate
being Icarus. That means her biggest concern was sincerity of the people who
surrounded her. She was losing energy when believed she was being deceived.
However, taking into consideration that more than a half of the planets are not
under Neptune's influence, this planet could not become the true "Black Hole".
Only the pair Atlantis-Sisyphus matters in this case. Considering their
correlation we can make the conclusion that Edit Piaff could compensate her
complex being under somebody's patronage and leadership.
Now, as regards the work with these planets, as a rule, it is not enough to make
the diagnostics only (if you are a psychologist with skills in astrology or an
astrologer with skills in psychology). It is necessary to offer the certain ways
to sort out this problem to the client. As far as the life events depend on the
person's character this is the matter you have to work with. Sisyphus and Icarus
attract the most attention. Both of the planets are the weak spots in a human
personality. But they require totally different ways of approach. For example,
if Mars acts as Sisyphus it means clearly the complex of will, passivity, and
inner uncertainty in own person's forces, inability or unwillingness to insist
on her or his opinion. It might be a deep feeling of cowardice. This is just the
psychological complex. And it could be cure by the methods of psychotherapy. It
is important to make Atlantis planet stronger. After reinforcing the backbone of
personality it is mush easier to compensate the complexes.
However, if Mars acts as Icarus the situation becomes more complicated. We have
deal not with psychology only but with the energy aspect as well. The person
with Mars – Icarus will not be a coward, he or she could have the strong will,
but there will be some anxiety in his/her character regarding the Mars' issues.
This person could apprehend not to be able to protect himself and his relations
from negative circumstances (the sign of Zodiac where Mars is situated will show
the sphere of concern). Then this person is constantly busy with thinking over
possible dangerous situations and even with searching for non-existent enemies.
Naturally, it happens with the large eruption of energy. As far as we have the
cyclic situation here, the loss of energy is constant. In the case of Icarus it
is necessary to find another way to explain to the person the source of the
problem. Sometimes methods of psychotherapy are not enough. The main method is
the constant tracing of the "cycle" thoughts and the immediate switching over.
If the patient is familiar with the energy work, some methods of healing may be
helpful. And of course, while working with Icarus you should take into
consideration the Antes planet for the finding of energy recourses
Determination of the
degree of inevitability of a horoscope.
The code of fate depends on
a combination of several indices.
We take only karmic and creative aspects. Karmic aspects - 40, 100, 80, 20
degrees. Creative aspects - 72, 108, 144, 36 degrees. If there are 1, 5 times
more karmic aspects than creative, it is possible to make a conclusion about
inevitability in a horoscope, even if we are not taking into consideration all
2. Moon nodes.
Nodes increase fate code if they are strong. The importance of moon nodes in the
• Birth in an eclipse. An extremely strong inevitability.
• The Sun or the Moon has a conjunction with nodes.
• The main planets have a conjunction with nodes.
• A node is a king of aspects.
• Nodes are in main configurations of aspects (stellium, cross, big trin).
Karma configurations (cage, box, lasso, lock) are also very important.
• Nodes are in a conjunction or in other aspects with Black and White Moons.
• Direct phase of moon nodes.
3. A force of Black and White Moons.
Is determined by their location in meaningful elements (+position in the house)
and by quantity of aspects to them.
The more planets are in retrograde, the more connection a person has with
her/his past. And because it's impossible to develop these planets actively,
fatality increases, and freedom decreases. (The most freedom is given by planets
in stationary phase).