ASTROLOGICAL STELLIUMS . PART TWO.

ASTROLOGICAL STELLIUMS . PART TWO.
BY Hilary Bond, PhD. Copyright. © All rights reserved.

WHAT IS A STELLIUM?
Hello there again and my best wishes to you to a super-abundant and prosperous year in 2015. I just know it is going to be a great year and I hope you have so much deep and real happiness in 2015.

I am going to have to cheat here and reprint some of the material I used in my last stellium article, so please forgive me as I am running out of time.

I see a stellium as a group of three planets or more in a conjunction. I have one and it has taken me until now to realise that even a stellium of three planets or bodies in space (because I include Chiron and the big asteroids) make up an intense group of objects that affect our behaviour, our bodies and our auras.

Others say that a stellium occurs when four or even more planets fall in a House. Think about it, four or more planets in a domino- like conjunction, is nearly half of all your planets falling in one place. This obviously generates tremendous and concentrated energy in the area of that house and there is enormous energy in the area and interests of the planets in that sign. So the lives of people with stelliums are focused in one occupation or interest and they have a major talent.

When the transits of the big guys, in particular Pluto and Uranus in this case, affect a stellium big changes happen in the subject’s life, because of the domino effect. Mostly in a stellium all the planets are conjuncted so when one planet or asteroid is affected the other planetary bodies or luminaries are also affected.

TRANSITS WHICH AFFECT STELLIUMS

If you count her asteroids and Chiron Queen Elizabeth II of England has three groups of stelliums (with three planetary bodies in each) and two of the stelliums; one her house of ancestors and the other of her house of work and health, are being triggered off by transiting Pluto and Uranus. We can see that the intense focus (stelliums) of her life’s work (sixth house and Pluto in 6th) is to continue to her good work (6th house ) and her ancestor’s good work (8th house stellium) through good relationships with the public (Moon in seventh in a stellium) of her royal (Leo stellium) ancestors (last of the stellium in the 8th.) Because Pluto is part of this stellium its part as a transiting planet is highlighted.

In predictive astrology we always take into consideration the natal house of a transiting planet. One wonders though whether all the media speculation about the English Queen’s abdication will eventuate soon. She will be 89 this year and her health is bad and her husband is even older and his health is bad. She works non stop. If we look firstly at that 6th house stellium her Pluto is Cancer 12 degrees 42 minutes. It is being opposed by Pluto transiting her 12th house and transiting Uranus is squaring her natal Pluto. Transiting Uranus is going through her 3rd house of communication. They both will spend most of the year hovering around those degrees. Uranus will even move very close to her natal IC which also suggests big changes. Not only is her natal Pluto around 13 degrees, but her Moon in Leo in her seventh house is 12 degrees and its is being inconjuncted by Pluto which suggests health issues and her Moon is her body and emotions. The house that the Moon is in is the 7th house and this denotes her husband. Uranus is trining her Moon. Natally a trine is pleasant, but Bernadette Brady in her book on Predictive Astrology : The Eagle and the Lark maintains a transiting trine is like being on roller skates or on ice. Everything speeds up. So with both Uranus and Pluto effecting her Moon whatever happens will happen very quickly. Venus just happens, also to be around that 12-13 degree important point that is being affected by transiting Pluto and Uranus. Venus is in Pisces in the second house and with Venus in her house of resources and grounding we see that her heart leads to her confidence. If her husband is okay Elizabeth is okay. If he dies her dies. Venus actually rules her MC, so her balance in life is affected and effected by Prince Phillip, her husband and he is very frail at the moment.

I was astonished to read Phillip’s chart. He has 13 degree cardinal points and planets all over the place. His ascendant is 13 degrees Capricorn and transiting Pluto is sitting right on it. His Mercury is in the 6th house and it is 13 degrees of Cancer. Mercury was the only God who could enter Pluto’s realm of death and riches. Phillip also has Chiron at 13 degrees of Aries conjuncting his IC and a 13 degree MC in Libra. With Pluto and Uranus transiting them all (all planets a and points at 13 degrees in Phillip’s chart at present) it does not take a rocket scientistic t predict some catastrophic change in his life and Elizabeth’s life.

Phillip also has a 6th house stellium and he also has Pluto in the 6th house. He obviously is a martial, an athlete, an ex sailor and acerbic, even explosive person with Sun at 19 Gemini conjunct Mars 24 Gemini Athena 29 Gemini conjunct Pluto 7 Cancer and Mercury 13 Cancer. He is well known for his constant verbal gaffes, sarcasm and dry wit, but also his Duke of Edinburgh International Awards which are programs to inspire development of young people. Here Athena conjunct Sun, Mars and Pluto mean he is a mentor to inspire and coach young heroes and heroines. I leave it to you to think about what will happen to Prince Phillip and his wife Elizabeth this year.

As you can see it’s pretty easy to read a stellium. As Queen Elizabeth belongs to a royal family her life is an open book so she makes an excellent case study.

TWO THREE STELLIUM CASE STUDIES

Another well-known royal, Queen Elizabeth II’s great-great gran, Queen Victoria is famous for her intense reclusivity and we can understand that when we realise that she had a three planet stellium in the 12th house of “hiding away” and isolation. It includes her Mercury at 9 degrees Taurus conjunct Sun at 2 Taurus and conjunct Moon 3 degrees Taurus. Taureans are known for their sexual voraciousness and Victoria was no exception. After her husband Albert the Good and Albert the Worn Out died, she ruled her kingdom through her widowed, youngest daughter Beatrice, whose husband escaped the oppression of the royal dullness to fight a war and was duly slaughtered. He had been accused of keeping “low company” by the Queen and had been reined in. [Oh please excuse me laughing. And it gets worse.] Beatrice’s husband must have been happy to escape the Queen’s neurotic behaviour (12th house stellium.) An example of this neurosis was when Queen Victoria hysterically accused all her children except her daughters Alice and Beatrice for causing Albert’ s death and frequently took Beatrice from her cot, when she was little, then hurried to her bed and “lay there sleepless, clasping to her child, wrapped in the nightclothes of a man who would wear them no more.” So the two women with their watery house stelliums (Beatrice’s was mainly in the 8th) lived in their secluded misery and intense royal dullness, ruling an empire through their volumes of royal correspondence. Beatrice had Jupiter at 22 degrees Aries conjunct 24 Aries conjunct Mercury 28 conjunct Pluto at 4 degrees Taurus and Mars 8 Taurus which spanned from the 8th to 9th house.
Watery stelliums can be odd.

THE OTHER SIDE OF A STELLIUM WHEN CHIRON IS IN THE STELLIUM

For many, many years I refused to accept that Chiron was wounded. As an academic and scholar I looked very carefully at the history, religion and anthropology of Chiron’s life. It seemed to me he was like Homer, some sort of compilation of many things. As half horse he was the personification of the totem of Thessaly . As a wise man or Merlin type figure he was the symbol of an age before Zeus’s people arrived; perhaps an age before the cataclysm of 11,500 years ago before the seas of the world began to rise. He is part of the old order that the Zeus era or Olympians swept away: and of course Chiron was the tribal shaman rather than the white coated professional doctor. Invading colonial powers who take over have always humiliated the original or Indigenous peoples and their culture. In his patheticness and the way he was treated, he was like Queen Mave . He was, I believe, the victim of the Athenian Greeks treating the Thesallians with contempt because the Persians conquered them. All that is true, but when you look at people’s charts where Chiron is dominant, there are so many that have been abused as children, who are so terribly ill or maimed or just not able to do when others do. I am also including Juno in the walking wounded. While not as victimised as Chiron and terribly alone she is constantly humiliated and she takes revenge which to me is the mark of a very, very, very hurt person.

I was just reading about some homeopathic remedies on the internet and I thought it was symbolic that one of the homeopathic remedies to treat people who are bruised physically and psychologically is star shaped. It is arnica montana. Arnica patients suffer with bruised feelings and injured pride, as well as the physical effects of trauma. They are victims of the bullies and will often say they’ve been “battered and beaten by life. The façade of coping relies heavily on masking the pain, convincing themselves and others that they’ve survived. They are racoon people with racoon as a totem. And all too often the victim is accused or even blamed. The only rational coping mechanism is to pretend they are strong. “Mind over matter” translates as “I don’t mind and you don’t matter”. They learn to live alone, relying totally on themselves and hence can appear haughty and intolerant of others in later life. For those of you who have Chiron in Capricorn don’t you hate being called haughty when in reality you are frozen and trying not to cry. With no one to listen and protect, their justified anger at the situation becomes channelled into physical activity. Many Arnica patients use vigorous exercise to defuse anger and aggression, the physical pain has an almost cleansing effect on their mood. They have a tendency to “prove” themselves by going further, working harder, indulging in dangerous sports and going beyond the limits of endurance without complaint. They can be snappy and sweep their hurt under the carpet just like Chiron when he was dying. Talking about their psychological hurt or physical hurt is just too terrible because it brings up the past. One thing about Chiron is he wasn’t a coward who drugged himself stupid with mainstream medical potiens or pschadelic drugs. There was no mention of cigarettes to stop his anxiety or alcohol, he just took it. So let’s look at some people who have Chiron in their stellium.

THE THEORY OF STELLIUMS.

I suggested in my last article on stelliums that some charts are cool and gentle; that the splash has a scattering of individual planets all over the chart, but it lacks focus. The planets and the talents are like a butterfly, gently fluttering from flower to flower. So a splash person and a stellium person are opposites. But so will the planets that make up a person mould a stellium person.

The stellium person has a configuration that generates way too much power and drive in that house and the sign that those planets are in. The person with the stellium may see themselves as just enthusiastic about something, but the stellium generates a fanatical energy and the person with the stellium becomes compulsively focused on the activities of that House.

We can see this in a different light when we realise that great accomplishments take single -minded focus. While Neptune on the MC will bring glamour and the North Node on the Ascendant often brings fame a stellium can also bring success because of the focus in one area. We can think of a compulsion as washing one’s hands again and again, but we also can see an obsession to finish a project or to rise to the top of one’s career (the stellium in the tenth) as something healthy and positive if you don’t abandon your wife and children.

One of the things that shines through with stelliums is their individuality. They all are different. They have different planetary patterns. Some patterns like Ted Bundy’s are twisted. He has Sun conjunct South Node conjunct Mars conjunct Moon in Sagitaris opposite Uranus which is connected to other conjunctions in Scorpio. It feels like he has a past life pattern (South Node) of being violent (Mars) and the violence and anger (Mars) is deep inside his core or spirit (Sun.) Emotionally (Moon) he thrives on his anger and it may have originally been anger against his mother or family. There certainly seems to be some emotional blockage towards women because he has Chiron 2 Scorpio conjunct Jupiter 13 Scorpio conjunct Venus 20 retrograde in Scorpio conjunct 24 Mercury retrograde in Scorpio and conjunct Juno 16 Scorpio . Then the Stellium jumps to 2 degrees Sagittarius. That is 8 planetary bodies plus the South Node is just too much energy. Uranus opposes the Sagittarius planets and gives him a chaotic, jittery (Uranus) need for freedom or what he wants to do (Sagittarius) at all costs. Saturn at 8 conjunct Pluto at 13 Leo in the 12th gives him a compulsive, neurotic (12th house) need to seek some sort of giant (Jupiter), wounded (Chiron) unconscious, obsessive need for revenge (Pluto square Chiron conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio.)

That is a brief astrological explanation of his planets but his short life biography reveals a person who was showing sadism at 3 years old. He lived with his grandparents because his mother couldn’t look after him and his grandfather was a violent bully who used to beat up his grandmother and hurt animals. Ted Bundy studied ways of killing until he knew he was perfect and then he killed at least thirty women. He decapitated twelve of them and kept their heads. He was a professional thief. He was a necrophile, a serial killer, and rapist. He admitted before he died he did not understand human relationships. His biographer called him a sadistic sociopath and his defence lawyer said he was the “definition of heartless evil.”

As Mars rules Scorpio and Chiron is in Scorpio it seems to me that Chiron and Mars are very important players in his stellium. With Mars conjunction Moon in Sagittarius , just like his violent grandfather, he loved depriving women of their freedom. The fact that both his Mercury and Venus are retrograde stands out to me . It seems he failed his life lesson in learning how to communicate nicely with women.

STELLIUMS AND TRANSITS

Lyn Koiner in her great article “The Stellium- 4 or more planets in the same House” maintains that it is critical that the person with the stellium begin activities that come from the opposite house so firstly, they have a choice; second because they have a trapped feeling and may become obsessive and third, the subject’s stellium house activities will be distressed and even traumatised for long periods when any planets have challenging transits the stellium. People need time to heal.

I want to share with you the chart of an Irish friend Danny who is a part time actor. Danny is a positive Chiron person. He has a stellium that stretches from his 11th house into his 1st house. It begins with Neptune (the planet of charisma and glamour) at 8 Libra conjunct Sun at 13 degrees Libra in the 12th house conjunct 25 degrees Chiron in Libra conjunct Mercury at 29 degrees Libra conjunct Ascendant at 00 degrees Scorpio conjunct Jupiter 2 degrees Scorpio conjunct Mars at 8 degrees Scorpio and conjunct Juno 10 degrees Scorpio in the first house.

Danny was badly abused as a child and suffers from tremors to his hands and head. When he arrived in the world Britain would not have been a welcoming place. In 1946 Britain was bankrupt. In economic terms, Britain lost the war. Britain was bombed out and demobbed. Standards of living were very low. Most people rented, rather than owned their own homes and every household, from manor house to maisonette, was restricted by not just food rationing, but also by clothes rationing that ran until 1949. The most severe problem was demobilisation. By the end of the year 4,300,000 men and women out of the 5,100,000 who were serving in the Armed Forces on VE Day had left the forces. Many complained the process was too slow; the RAF mutinied in the Far East, over the failure to let them return home. And when they did come home, there were not that many jobs to go to, as tank and munition factories took time to readjust to becoming car and tooling plants. The reconstruction boom, which saw millions of new homes built and war damage repaired, had yet to start properly because the country did not have the resources to fund it. American had turned off the tap of Lend Lease, the scheme to lend materials to Allies, and Britain was suffering from its own post-war credit crunch.

It looks very much like his father (Sun) was never there or simply wasn’t around when he was born or the father could have been an alcoholic. As he is in the 11th house we can say he is not honest and we cannot trust him. With Sun conjunct Chiron the father is very wounded in some way; possibly post -traumatic stress. The nervous problem show up as Mercury conjunct Chiron, but it is also a tendency to prefer healing (Chiron) in a natural way. He goes to a homeopath. Danny may also enjoy communicating with other Chiron people. Mars in his first house at least gives Danny the ability to stand up for himself, but as Mars is squared by Pluto and Saturn we see violence, again from father and its public. The violence may have caused the nervous exhaustion and tremors.

Interestingly both transiting Pluto is squaring Danny’s Sun and transiting Uranus is opposing his Sun . Uranus will be in his sixth house of health and Pluto will be in his third house. Danny has a great opportunity to bring this out into the open and transform his life. Pluto can work well in the third house because it tradionally is ruled by Mercury. Maercury rules the nervous system. The combination of transiting Pluto and Uranus plus homeopathy can bring great insights and healing for Danny. Good luck Danny.

PEOPLE WITH STELLIUMS AS INNOVATORS, CREATORS AND INITIATORS

Astrolada suggests that people with stelliums are pioneers. And one looks at the characteristics of a person with an Aries Ascendant, Moon or Sun it stands to reason that an astrological configuration with an Aries vibration will be a pioneer. I have a family full of them and the Aries Sun or Ascendant people inevitably have stelliums. They dominate, but they are not good together. Only one rooster can be in a yard of hens. They are far too competitive and loud to be together. Even if they are “well bred” they have an icy intensity that makes them psychically loud.

I want you to consider all the adjectives and adjectival phrases that describe Aries energy and I suggest that it is this energy that describes a stellium person. . I’ll put a positive sign where the Aries energy is positive and a negative sign where the Aries or stellium energy is downright toxic. It is:
1. +Living in the present consciousness
2. +Pioneering energy
3. +Dynamic energy
4. +Quick, vital energy
5. + A whole lot of independence in your character
6. +Courageous
7. +Executive in temperament
8. +Adventurous
9. Energetic
10. Enthusiastic
11. Confident
1. Dynamic
2. Quick witted
3. + – Competitive
4. -Impulsive
5. Selfish
6. – A need for urgency
7. Forthright
8. +Eager
9. + a need for regular exercise
10. – Domineering
11. – Over-quick reactions
12. + A need for lively partners
13. -Arrogant
14. Enthusiasms will fade quickly and there is little follow through
15. Little patience
16. A hatred of restrictions, control, discipline and regulations
17. Hatred of a boring routine job
18. Brusque
19. Lacks follow through
20. Hasty
21. Can be violent
22. Quick tempered
23. Selfish
24. + Passionate
So yes, we can see the pioneering side of stelliums, but only if a person has self-discipline. We would be looking for Saturn in the stellium to see self-discipline. Astrolada maintains that often people with stelliums are born into stale or spiritually bankrupt families that need new life, a new, different and revitalizing soul to end the old patterns, to break away with conventions of the past and start a new karmic cycle for the whole clan or even participate in social and global new innovations and ideas.

AN EXAMPLE OF A STELLIUM PEOPLE WHO WERE LEADERS

A stellium of planets correspond energetically to the number 1 and the sign Aries. So they will be leaders, motivational figures, and warriors of their culture.

Such a man was my mentor and best friend for many years. He was to my knowledge the last or one of the last true Indigenous healers of the top end of Australia and the last true High Ceremonial leader who knew all the scared songs, all the scared knowledge and all the sacred dances of his people. He could speak to the birds and animals in his language which was very similar to the Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert in Africa. Although he was my co-researcher in my Doctorate of Philosophy dissertation on the relationships between non-Indigenous outsiders in the community and the Aboriginal Elders and people of that community he only gave me profane knowledge, not sacred knowledge. Although I knew what I considered was a great deal about the spirit world. BJ as I will call him told me, “You know chicken feed compared to me. I have a whole library of knowledge in my heart and head.” He was one of those souls who was a receiver of the invisible Divine.

He had three planets and four asteroids in one stellium and three planets in another stellium. The three planet stellium included Sun 19 in Scorpio conjunct Mars in Scorpio conjunct Mercury 2 Sagittarius. The other stellium included Athena 18 Virgo, Jupiter 20 Virgo, Vesta 24 Virgo, Chiron Virgo conjunct Neptune 5 Libra conjunct Ceres 7 Libra conjunct Moon one degree Libra. It is hard to say what the Alpha planet was in each stellium. I feel the Sun in the Scorpio stellium was as he was a shining leader with a magnetic presence. He had quite a few enemies, but he was respected world -wide and he was an authority in his field of traditional Aboriginal Law and healing. He made me promise that I would never become a “medicine woman” as they were desert people and their Law, which was a combination of religion and legal authority and ethics, was totally different. It was this religious-ethical side that makes me think he had not one alpha planet in the big stellium but three. His belief was in the old earth- mother religion rather than a patriarchal way of living, so Ceres was strong in him. A great tribe of children and orphaned people followed him. He never was without children clinging to him, sitting on knees, clambering all over him and just loving him. He also was very Chronic in his teaching-healing, martial arts, celestial knowledge abilities. He was also Neptunian in his profound clairvoyant, clairaudient mediumistic abilities and his ability to tune into the land, the skies, the animals, birds, fish, the waters and the stars. He could look at me and tell me who I had been associating with, what they said, how they stood and whether they were to be trusted. Even though he passed away from this world he still protects me. He is now one of my spirit guides; no not a ghost; a guardian. But to continue the Neptunian side he did smoke his durries (roll your own cigarettes) til he passed on and until he was forty and he drank hard he had many children from many women. I would sit in church with him while he spread light all over the island and he used the energy of the hymns and prayer to help his people.

Yet Athena looms large too. He had such a strong sense of the patterns of life and nature and of mentoring young heroes and yet when he died he passed none of his knowledge on. Like Athena he was a healer and a serpent man. He was also Vesta because his home, his land, his community was everything to him and he was the Moon in Libra personified because he loved beauty, and balance, joy and laughter, good relationships and pretty women. He was a man for all seasons. He was a brilliant horseman, a brilliant tracker, a brilliant tracker. He spent a lot of time in America discussing horses and ceremony and environmental issues with different Elders. He loved America and he bought American horses and saddles back with him.

True to type and especially with Neptune in the major stellium without Saturn he spent the first part of his life; maybe until forty as an alcoholic. He was initiated as a man who reached high degrees first when he was around 25 years old before his father died. He was the youngest child. The other children were not suitable and he became a famous healer and ceremony-man like his father. But up to fifty he was still easily frustrated, agitated, aggravated and lacking inner peace and contentment were not his. When he was fifty, at his Chiron return he was voted in as mayor and he changed completely and stopped drinking and stopped roving away from the marital bed. He frequently complained that the Christian missionaries have interfered in his culture. In the old ways High Elders had many wives. The Christians only had one. His wife was a devout Christian and I found that except for a few words of Indigenous language she knew nothing about her own culture. He also became a roving ambassador for Aboriginal ecological conservation. He spoke fervently all over the world to save the dugong and turtle. He was a salt-water man rather than a desert man and creatures of the sea and estuaries were dear to him.

It really is very hard to say a stellium is one thing accept intense. We have the exceptional pioneers who all seem to need Saturn in their stellium and we have the amazing people, who stand out; we have the people who struggle valiantly with the energy and then we have the addicts, the misfits and the evil stellium people.

CONCLUSION

You can see that I have not talked about houses in BJ’s astrological houses, mainly because I had no idea what time he was born. He wasn’t born in a hospital. He was born under a tree in the old traditional way with a smoking ceremony. So I am going to, in the next article on stelliums talk about houses because they are rather fun. My own three planet stellium is in the 11th house and it helps my knowledge to write about others. It is a very creative medium.

I do hope you have gleaned something from this article or at least enjoyed it. I wish you and your loved ones a really brilliant new year in 2015. And I pray from the bottom of my heart that all your dreams come true, even your wildest most unlikely dreams. Don’t be afraid to ask today for what you really want and love. Life is too short to accept second best.

Hilary.

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ASTROLOGICAL STELLIUMS : PART A.

ASTROLOGICAL STELLIUMS : PART A.
By Hilary Bond, PhD. Copyright ©. All rights reserved.

WHAT IS A STELLIUM?

I see a stellium as a group of three planets in a conjunction. Other astrologers assert that a stellium occurs when four or even more planets fall in a House. Think about it; that is nearly half the planets falling in one place. This obviously generates extreme and intense energy in the area of that house and there is enormous energy in the area and interests of the planets of those planets. So the lives of people with stelliums are focused in one occupation or they have one major interest or talent.

STELLIUM ANALOGIES

I will use four analogies to illustrate the energy the stellium creates.

When I was a child I lived on a large sheep property in the outback. It was forty thousand acres and it was easy for my siblings and me to escape. My grandfather, who owned our property, was losing his eyesight and as well as his spectacles he used a magnifying glass to enlarge the print he was reading. Grandad had a number of magnifying glasses and I was fascinated by them. Grandad gave me my own magnifying glass, but, unfortunately, my younger siblings took it. They found they could focus the sun’s energy with it to fry ants, centipedes and grass-hoppers. They also found they could burn a hole in paper and material. Worse still they could start a fire, which was so dangerous in our semi desert country. It could have burnt down our house, the shearing shed, the shearer’s quarters, and all our grass and sheep. So the intense focus of a stellium is like a magnifying glass focussing energy to create a fire which can quickly turn into an inferno. Thus if you meet  a person with a stellium in fiery signs or fire houses their energy is often like a bushfire. In fact anyone with a stellium has this fiery energy because stelliums are very Arian in vibration. On the positive side people with stelliums have a laser-like single-mindedness about a single area of life that can produce great achievements if appropriately directed.

The second analogy I want to use is one of floods. I have lived on the beach, on islands and on the banks of rivers for much of my life. If there is a stellium of planets, in the night sky which include a full moon a  king tide (the Moon) can influence the oceans  or any form of water (creeks and rivers)  and the water will break its banks and flood the frontal dunes or the surrounding area. When we supress our turbulent emotions we see this in dreams of a churning, raging ocean that is consuming the land (our grounding.) Psychologically this indicates excessive emotion. Stelliums are like this, especially if they are in water houses or water signs. They are way “over the top”; way too extreme,  and far too  intense. They are overwhelming and smothering like a tsunami or a gigantic flood or tornado. People with stelliums in water or water houses (Pisces, Scorpio, Cancer; 4th, 8th or 12th houses and strong Neptune as the Alpha planet in the stellium) don’t understand that. They can’t see how they overwhelm others with their emotions and feelings. For an ordinary person who needs peace and balance in their life this energy can be totally unbearable. They seem to  purposefully dominate and drown you in their rush of energy, but this is just stellium energy. It is huge!

Have you ever been in a car or train driving through a tunnel? All you can see is the tunnel. There is nowhere else to look. Above, you, under you; to the left and to the right, behind and in front are all tunnel. Nothing else but tunnel. It is a relief to get to the end, because you can see the light, but if the tunnel is three miles long, all you see is dark tunnel. That is how a stellium feels.

People with stelliums often have tunnel vision. On the negative side before they get their act together (which could be at 18 or even never depending on their degree of maturity) they cannot see anything else, but their own way or own point of view. They are right. You are wrong. If you dare to differ you are dismissed and hopefully not shot at dawn, although we have Peter Sutcliffe; the Yorkshire Ripper and Adam Lanza (the Sandy Hook School murderer); David Berkowitz-S son of Sam; Ted Bundy and Charles Manson among the toxic stellium people.

On the positive side they accomplish a lot because tunnel vision is like a horse with blinkers over its eyes or a team of huskies all in harnass so they run their race  and stick to the track. That is how a self-disciplined  stellium person behaves.  As I am editing this I thought about how someone (I cannot remember who) said that Queen Elizabeth II of England was impossible to have a conversation with because all she talked about was racing horses and her corgis.  The Queen does have a three planet stellium. So stellium people can be boring to people who do not have the same talents or interests or they can be dominating because they might run over you because they don’t see you. They are in their tunnel and you are outside the tunnel.

THE STELLIUM AS AN ASTROLOGICAL CONFIGERATION

Some charts are cool and gentle. The splash has a scattering of individual planets all over the chart, but it lacks focus. The planets and the talents are like a butterfly, gently fluttering from flower to flower. So a splash person and a stellium person are opposites.

The stellium person has a configuration that generates far too much power and drive in that house and the sign that those planets are in. The person with the stellium may see themselves as just enthusiastic about something, but the stellium generates a fanatical energy and the person with the stellium becomes compulsively focused on the activities of that house.

We can see this in a different light when we realise that great accomplishments take single-minded focus. While Neptune on the MC will bring glamour and the North Node on the Ascendant often brings fame, a stellium can also bring success because of the focus in one area. We can think of a compulsion as washing one’s hands again and again, like Lady Macbeth, but we also can see an obsession as being positive when one is compelled to finish a project or to rise to the top of one’s career (the stellium in the tenth) as something healthy and positive, as long as the stellium holder doesn’t abandon their wife and children in their need to focus on their career.
Lyn Koiner in her great article “The Stellium- 4 or more planets in the same House” maintains that it is critical that the person with the stellium begin activities that come from the opposite house so firstly, they have a choice; second, because they have a trapped feeling and may become obsessive and third, the subject’s stellium house activities will be distressed and even traumatised for long periods when any planets have challenging transits the stellium. People need time to heal and the constant stress from transiting outer planets will where them down. Pluto can take ten years to go through a sign. Imagine having your Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Saturn all hit by transiting Pluto. The outer planets go backwards and forwards three times.

I guess as a researcher and someone who enjoys mathematics I need proof of Lyn Koiner’s first hypothesis.

If we look at Kurt Cobain’s chart his Sun (1 degree 48 minutes, Mercury 18 degrees 27 minutes, Chiron 24 degrees 16 minutes, Venus 26 degrees 32 minutes and Saturn 28 degrees 43 minutes all fall in Pisces. (The Sun and Mercury are in the 6th and Chiron, Venus and Saturn are in the seventh house.) He also has his Neptune, Mars, South Node, Jupiter and Moon all in water. He has eight planets in water, a Pisces stellium, no air and no fire (although the stellium has a fiery quality.) That makes a super- emotional person with little or no objectivity. It would seem sensible for him to seek the qualities of Virgo (logic and earthy groundedness, good diet instead of drugs and he needs body awareness.) He also needs to embody the first house qualities to help him strengthen his self image. He needed confidence and a sense of sense instead of constant relationship difficulties with Courtney Love. But right opposite Kurt’s Mercury in Pisces was his Pluto in Virgo smack on his 19 degree ascendant. It was in the twelfth house. This is a very intense placement with raw dark physical energy. The Mercury opposition Uranus conjunct Ascendant and Mercury in Pisces opposition Pluto in the twelfth reeks of trapped shock and unrealised trauma. It is also gives off a feeling of phobias and obsessions that are buried deep down. Darcey Steinke, in an interview with Kurt Cobain in July, 1993 quotes Kurt Cobain, who was a heroin addict at the time, as saying, “I felt trapped in perpetual adolescence …, unable to move forward. Kurt often talked in interviews about the stagnating pain of his parents’ divorce. …Everyone thinks I’m so paranoid. ” He added, “In my nightmares I’m always holding Frances in one arm and with the other fighting off zombies.” They seemed to upset him. “I need to talk to somebody,” he said. “I don’t want to keep waking up exhausted.”

In this case escaping to the opposite house didn’t work. There is no doubt he needed to release his twelfth house nightmares and monsters of the deep (12th house) and his trapped shock to revitalise his true self (first house), but it seems his heroin addiction and his relationship (Venus at the midpoint of Chiron and Saturn in Pisces in the seventh) with Courtney Love, a long time substance abuser just didn’t allow it. With her Saturn on his Sun she was his teacher and she taught him more about drug abuse and drama. Reports from the police centered on Courtney Love revving up Kurt and upsetting him.

Let’s look at another stellium chart to see if escaping to the opposite sign can help.

Let’s look at Theo Van Gogh who had a stellium. “Theo” van Gogh was a Dutch art dealer. He was the younger brother of Vincent van Gogh, and Theo’s unfailing financial and emotional support allowed his brother to devote himself entirely to painting. Theo was instrumental in the popularity of Impressionist artists such as Monet and Degas by persuading his employers to exhibit and buy their works. In 1886, Theo invited Vincent to come and live with him in Paris, and from March of that year they shared a house in Montmartre. Theo introduced Vincent to Gauguin, Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri Rousseau, Pissarro and Seurat, and in 1888 he persuaded Gauguin to join Vincent, who had moved to Arles in the meantime. So here I agree with Lyn Koiner, Theo Van Gogh is not only using his Mercury in Gemini (which conjuncts Venus and Uranus) which leads his six planet stellium, to help his beloved (Venus) and (unusual (Uranus) brother (Mercury rules the 3rd house of siblings), but he also seems to have been using his eighth house. In a roundabout way he had a symbiotic relationship with Vincent, the Impressionist and Primitive (Fauve) artists. If we see time as man-made Theo has lived on through Vincent’s art and Vincent’s 800 letters to him.

Theo had six planets in the 2nd house, plus Juno. In the line-up there were Pluto 5 degrees Taurus 15 minutes; Juno 5 degrees Taurus; Sun 10 degrees 40 minutes Taurus; Mars 20 degrees 23 minutes Taurus; Uranus 24 degrees 11 minutes Taurus; Venus 24 minutes 58 minutes Taurus and Mercury 00 degrees 6 minutes Gemini. That sure is a lot of energy wedged into 32 degrees. We are looking at six planets, five in Taurus the sign of loyalty, art, practicality, patience and dependability. I see the first part of the stellium Pluto – Sun-Mars as denoting an individual who overworks and puts one’s heart at risk by relentlessly working toward goals. Obsessively hard work has a destructive effect on one’s vitality and health. It is stressful and negative stress waers the immune system down.  The 8th house is also a house of health and the sun rules the 6th house of health. I see Venus conjunct Uranus wedged between Mars and Mercury as passionate communication and mental conflict with a beloved artistic- genius sibling. But really except for bad health and perhaps ancestry coming from the 8th house not much seems to emanate from there.

PEOPLE WITH STELLIUMS AS INNOVATORS, CREATORS AND INITIATORS

Astrolada suggests that people with stelliums are pioneers. I went to bed last night thinking about this. (Ha, ha, ha. Do you toss and turn in bed at night thinking about charts? After doing a PhD thesis I cannot rest until I have proof, so I will spend days doing research to prove or disprove something.) But it stands to reason that an astrological configuration with an Aries vibration will be a pioneer.

Let’s look at Aries energy. I’ll put a positive sign where the Aries energy is positive and a negative sign where the Aries or stellium energy is downright toxic. It is:

1. +Living in the present consciousness
2. +Pioneering energy
3. +Dynamic energy
4. +Quick, vital energy
5. + A whole lot of independence in your character
6. +Courageous
7. +Executive in temperament
8. +Adventurous
9. + Energetic
10. + Enthusiastic
11. +Confident
1. + Dynamic
2. +Quick witted
3. + – Competitive
4. -Impulsive
5. – Selfish
6. – A need for urgency
7. +Forthright
8. +Eager
9. + a need for regular exercise
10. – Domineering
11. – Over-quick reactions
12. + A need for lively partners
13. -Arrogant
14. Enthusiasms will fade quickly and there is little follow through
15. Little patience
16. A hatred of restrictions, control, discipline and regulations
17. Hatred of a boring routine job
18. Brusque
19. Lacks follow through
20. Hasty
21. Can be violent
22. Quick tempered
23. Selfish
24. + Passionate

So yes, we can see the pioneering side of stelliums, but only if a person has self-discipline. We would be looking for Saturn in the stellium to see self-discipline. Astrolada maintains that often people with stelliums are born into stale or spiritually bankrupt families that need new life, a new, different and revitalizing soul to end the old patterns, to break away with conventions of the past and start a new karmic cycle for the whole clan or even participate in social and global new innovations and ideas.

AN EXAMPLE OF A STELLIUM PERSON WHO INFUSED NEW PIONEERING LIFE INTO A FAMILY.

My paternal grandad’s elder brother Sir Stanley Colman, known as Stanley, was such a man. His parents came from Irish (his father) and English- Australian Aboriginal (his mother.) The Irish side were semi-aristocracy, but were younger members of a family, so they may not have inherited much. With about four of their 14 children, they had escaped the potato famine around 1847, and also escaped some sort of family feud. Although Stanley’s father was not a drunk a few of his siblings died young of alcoholism and suicide and others left in Ireland became Sinn Feiners. One of the other siblings went to Chicago and ran “speak-easies.” One deserted in the American civil war and Uncle Stanley’s Irish grandfather paid to make sure he was not shot. His mother’s father was an ex-convict who had whitewashed his horrific deeds and his mother had also whitewashed her Aboriginal-convict heritage; in fact totally denied it. Although a great uncle had been a premier of New South Wales the family was seen as tainted and all the family records were changed to obliterate the seamy past.

The family raised enough money for Stanley to be educated at St John’s Grammar School, Parramatta. My grandad and his brother escaped to their mother’s uncles many cattle farms and somehow managed to educate themselves. At age 15 Stanley began his business career in a shipping company and by age 22 he was moved to the Brisbane office in 1907 as manager. At age 23 he moved to its branch in Manila, Philippine Islands, where he managed (from 1910) the shipping, cold storage and merchandising operations. At age 28 he became general manager of the Queensland Meat Export Co. Ltd in Brisbane; he was also general manager and director of the Australian Stock Breeders’ Co. Ltd. At age 30 he married into one of Australian wealthiest families. My Aunt Marion was also a delightfully humorous person and enhanced his sociability. From 1926 he ran the largest pastoral (sheep and cattle) and sugar companies in Australia as well as holding public office as vice-consul (1923-26) for Argentina in Brisbane, and became a member of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. He also looked after my father from 1937 and 1947 and paid for Dad’s education at Australia’s most prestigious grammar school.

Uncle Stanley’s stellium includes his sun at 19 Taurus (the sign of finances) conjuncting Neptune at 20 Taurus indicates compassion as well as intuitive abilities. They both fall in his ninth house of travel, ethics and religion. All his life Stanley helped his family financially (stellium in Taurus and 9th and tenth house), and his three siblings and his parents. He had 00 degrees Pluto conjunct 01 degrees Mercury conjunct 10 degrees Saturn all in the tenth house (the house of social standing and career) and Gemini (the sign of commerce) all indicate extreme intellectual and mental self -discipline and an obsessive , self-controlled need to climb to the top of a business and political career. The Sun-Neptune in the 9th suggests his need to keep fit. He ran miles every day and would not allow alcohol in the buildings where he was in charge. He only ate healthy foods.

Donna Cunningham in her wonderful work on stelliums suggests that one planet in a stellium will be the Alpha planet. An Alpha planet is the top dog, the boss of all the other planets; your major archetype. I see Saturn as the Alpha planet in this stellium. Uncle Stanley was so self-disciplined, formal, tradional and responsible.  Those are Saturn qualities. Uncle Stanley was also a financial advisor to a couple of Prime Ministers and he worked with the government after the Great Depression to reduce unemployment in Australia. Except for the Sun and Neptune all of his planets fell in the eastern side of his chart signifying a self-made and pioneering man.

As well as an Arian flavour we can see that stelliums also carry a Uranian vibration. Astrolada suggest that self-disciplined stellium people carry the potential of revolutionary change. Sooner or later they will have the chance to totally transform and infuse a new energy into some field of activity. They also maintain that stellium people are starting a new cycle of incarnations with totally different lessons to learn. Due to this, the first part of life might be very challenging for them! As they are learning to stay on their own feet, in this totally new environment (unfamiliar to their soul), they initially lack confidence and self-belief. But little by little, with trial and error and after falling down many times, they start to realize the uniqueness of their ideas and talents, confidence starts to blossom! Uncle Stanley’s chart carried this new cycle of incarnation flavour because Saturn and Pluto which are both karmic indicators were in the stellium and Mars squared his Sun conjunct Neptune.

TYPE A- STELLIUM TYPE PEOPLE PUTTING A GIANT STRAIN ON THEIR FAMILY

From first- hand experience that the down side of having a pioneering achiever (a stellium person who was practically perfect) is that it puts a huge strain on the rest of one’s family, and we are a small family to achieve. My wonderful second cousin Harry, Uncle Stanley’s son was an artistic person. He wanted to be an actor, but he received a cold silent stare from his father and he flew fighter planes during WWII and had to do a science degree at Cambridge University. He didn’t ever finish it and he ended up being a science teacher. He was a brilliant teacher because he was so dramatic, caring and fun.  When his father died he made movies and taught drama.

I  have just pulled out my family tree that I did in 1987 and found Harry’s birthday. Wow! Harry also had a stellium. If we count the asteroids it’s a big one. It begins with Juno 13 Capricorn (and his strong, stable wives were Harry’s world), then Mercury at 19 Capricorn conjuncts Venus 21 Capricorn (there’s the artistic temperament and the beautiful voice). Venus conjuncts Vesta at 1 degree Aquarius (he sure loved his home and hearth) and conjuncts his Sun at 11 Aquarius, then Mars 17 Aquarius (he could fly Spitfire plains in battle, but couldn’t change a tyre) and lastly Uranus at 19 Aquarius. Knowing Harry from when I was tiny to when he died around 1998 I would say Juno is the Alpha planet/asteroid. He adored his wonderful wives and he completely fell apart when they died.  With Venus (love) conjunct Mercury (siblings) he also adored his only female sister, Rosemary. You may ask what Uranus did. Today in our modern world Harry may not have seemed unconventional, but he was the “awakener” to his students and one never knew what he was going to do next. He the court jester in a very staid, upper class, snobbish family. He was fun  and with his Mercury conjunct Venus you were welcome at his house any time of the day or night. He never seemed intense or overwhelming, but he was alive and so full of enthusiasm. He loved people and he loved helping others and bringing out the best in them.

His niece, my cousin Antoinette, (uncle Stanley’s exquisitely beautiful grand daughter) a type B became an actress, but her father  who also had a stellium in Aries: Chiron 4 degrees, Mercury 13 degrees, Sun 22 degrees and Mars 28 degrees) insisted she do a law degree first.

The only nephew, Antoine, who adored Uncle Stanley and emulated him at all cost also had a stellium in Aries. Antoine was a type A person and his stellium in Aries which spanned the sixth house. Venus at 3 degrees, Uranus at 4 degrees Mercury at 5 degrees was in Aries in the 5th house; Jupiter at 18 degrees and Sun at 24 degrees in Aries in the sixth house completed the stellium. Antoine could have done well to escape into his 12th house ruled by Libra as he spent far too much time at work and although he adored his children his workaholism meant that his B type children (5th house) who did not join him in his companies were neglected. He expected far too much of his children and the strain they were put under was excessive. What do I think his stellium planets meant? He loved (Venus) two mentally unstable (Uranus-Mercury), but highly intelligent women who were his undoing because they created chaos (Uranus) in his life. His Jupiter conjunct Sun meant he was very, very lucky, but went overboard. His financial situation resembled a roller coaster and he ended up very ill and unable to do much because his body (6th house) suffered from his years of workaholism and excess rich food (Venus in 5th.). No he didn’t drink or smoke. Saturn in the first house meant he was highly self-disciplined. The Jupiter square Pluto in the 8th meant he inherited huge amounts of money. If Saturn which was trining his Sun, had been in the stellium he may have lived a more stable life.

We are now rather than a Type B family, a type A family competitive, ambitious, impatient, aggressive, fast talking, time urgent prone to coronary disease and fight or flight adrenal problems. Type As are naturally noisy and have a lot of energy. They don’t need much sleep. They are also magnesium deficient which is interesting because people with challenges to their astrological sun are also magnesium and iodine deficient. They also have problems with their heart chakra as their emotions and feelings are not free flowing. It has been found that Type A people wear out furniture from sitting forward with too much pressure. Type A like to do more than one thing at a time to save time and they feel guilty if they relax. They have to win to derive enjoyment from games and sport.
Type B people are more phlegmatic; they are relaxed, creative, artistic, reflective, philosophical, and non-competitive and they are feeling people. They need time, quiet time and space to think, relax and reflect. We can see the Type A person as having a Mars-Aries type energy and a type B as having a Libran-Pisces- twelfth house type energy. If one has type B genes and type B ancestry which is typical of the Indigenous-Irish people it can be highly stressful to be forced to be a type A person.

THE STELLIUM PEOPLE WHO GO OFF THE RAILS.

Stelliums indicate a gift, a God given gift and a talent that is specific to the house and sign the stellium falls in. But for many stellium people their path is a distressing wound, especially if Chiron acts as the alpha planet in the stellium. They react badly, so not all stellium people can reach their talent. They may abandon it, even though this is the final goal for them! Some get lost in addictions, which are especially common for stellium people, as they are an easy way for escaping the full -on energy of stelliums, which drives them to the expression of their gift. I have even heard it said that some people with stelliums consider themselves to be the centre of the universe. I have already discussed Kurt Cobain as a stellium man who was an addict.

Having so many planets in one place is not easy psychologically, at first or sometimes till the end. It is like having 4 or more channels on a television blaring out concurrently, creating cacophony and confusion, so all sorts of mental illness can result. Thus some stellium people may become easily disturbed, distressed, infuriated and they lack any sense of inner peace and serenity. If you have a child with a stellium it would be good to take them to tai chi, yoga or chi gong where they learn how to tune in to their core and be mindful. The stellium mind is often restless and their soul maybe tortured and disturbed and they may escape through some addiction be it food or alcohol.  Alcohol is still condoned in our society and rich people who are wine snobs are often alcoholics: the red face with little purple veins are a dead give away . What is often missed with stelliums is that because there is such an intense area of expression the accessibility and fun from other delightful and beneficial parts of life is empty and minimised, in fact often completely missing.

I have a chart in front of me. There is a stellium of Athena 13 degrees Capricorn 52 minutes, conjunct Uranus at 15 degrees 51 minutes in the ninth house conjunct 17 Capricorn MC conjunct Neptune 17 degrees Capricorn conjunct Venus 18 degrees 43 minutes Capricorn and Moon 3 degrees Aquarius 38 minutes conjunct Ceres 9 degrees Aquarius and Saturn 13 degrees Aquarius all in the 10th house. Mars opposes the midpoint of this stellium at 27 degrees Cancer in the 4th house. This sure comes across as one stormy person and very public in their tempestuousness and glamour.

But, in fact this unstable stellium is not that of a human; it is the chart of a tornado, one of the most violent tornadoes ever observed in Australia. It caused millions and millions of dollars of damage and destroyed many lives in one minute in Australia. The tornado was accompanied by cricket-ball sized hail. That chart could easily be a person and I am using this tornado stellium chart to show you the massive energy that can be created by a stellium. I taught the children who were born in 1992 from kindergarten to university and by gee they were a high powered group who did nothing by halves. The ones born in January and November did have a very similar stellium to this chart and nothing stopped them in their path to achieve. Because Saturn was right at the end of the stellium all the energy stopped suddenly. Well, that’s what I’m thinking.

Astrologer Kim Farnell sees Uranus as a record breaker, causing unexpected changes, reversals, unstable weather, lightning, squalls. Uranus will cause high barometer readings and very high wind velocities and sudden freezes. Kim states that Neptune causes erosion in an earth sign, peculiar, freakish weather events, and flooding. Neptune’s power lies in its ability to lower the barometer and provoke torrential downpours and flooding conditions. Mars is extreme if combined with other violent planets. She also states that Capricorn can cause storms. Aquarian planets add lightning and energy to storm charts.

MOVING RIGHT ALONG

From pained, agitated and overwhelmed individuals, the stellium adult might transform into an energetic, focused and self-assertive whiz kid who stays on track. Like Dolly Parton these people are service oriented and the money they earn goes to a higher purpose. Dolly is an ecological ambassador and philanthropist and a cultural ambassador.

Dolly not only is famous for her singing but is a very popular actress. As an actress, she starred in 9 to 5, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Rhinestone, A Smoky Mountain Christmas, Steel Magnolias, Wild Texas Wind, Gnomeo & Juliet, Straight Talk, Unlikely Angel, Blue Valley Songbird, and Joyful Noise. She began singing publically as a child and was encouraged by Johnny Cash.

She has Mercury at 15 degrees in Capricorn conjunct Venus 26 Capricorn conjunct Sun 29 Capricorn all in Capricorn in the fifth house, which all point to obvious ability and love for singing and acting. They oppose Mars (dynamism) conjunct Saturn (self-discipline) in Cancer in the 11th (her hopes and wishes.)

CONCLUSION .

This is a short article compared to my usual ones, but I will write “Stelliums: Part B” soon. I hope this article helped you understand how the energy of stelliums can cause people with a stellium in their chart  to act certain ways and think certain think in certain ways, which often can be chaotic until they are 18, if they have a strong Uranus and no Saturn in the stellium. Please remember that for the people who were born with these stelliums if you looked out at the night sky when they were born and they had a line up of Moon, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Mars all in one sign it would be like a giant king tide for them all the time. If Uranus was in there then the lights may have gone out when they were born in the hospital or their was a giant lightning storm as they were born. Have compassion for them, because all this acts on their nervous system and they have to live with those forces imprinted on their aura for a whole lifetime.

While we think of this ragged lightning and possible chaos raging inside these stellium people there are however some highly disciplined stellium people like Dolly Parton and Uncle Stanley who were achievement oriented from an early age and became great successes and philanthropists. While stelliums are so Arian, Mars-like and Type A in their vibration parents stellium babies would be well advised to relinquish all permissive parenting patterns and adopt a very strict parenting pattern where the children learned self discipline and to honour their talent. Sport and/ or yoga from an early age would benefit these people.

So I hope you have enjoyed this article and Happy New Year everyone,

Hilary.

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Cunningham, Donna  (2014. ) The Stellium Handbook. https://skywriter.wordpress.com/stellium-information/

Kim Farnell. A Basic Guide to Astro-Meteorology. http://www.kimfarnell.co.uk/weather2.htm

Lyn Koiner. The Stellium- 4 or more planets in the same House. http://www.lynnkoiner.com/astrology-articles/the-stellium-4-or-more-planets-in-the-same-house

McLeod, S. A. (2011). Type A Personality. Retrieved from http://www.simplypsychology.org/personality-a.html

Darcey Steinke (June 3, 2014.) Meeting Kurt Cobain: One Writer’s Story, 20 Years Later. Vogue. http://www.vogue.com/865120/meeting-kurt-cobain- -story/