3 Apr 1998
Hello, Steve and Fellow Uranians,
Last week I got my copy of Udo
Rudolph's "ABC fuer Planetenbilder"
in German. (The ABC's of
It is quite different from the book we are familiar with.
glance it looks like the original, in that the planets and points
arranged in almost the same order and that it basically follows
A + B = C construct, but it is not a "cookbook".
active participation on your part. Herr Rudolph gives you
of possibilities to choose from In that way it
is somewhat similar
to Michael Munkasey's "Midpoints" book.
Since many of us were recently thinking about the Mars/Saturn
conjunction which just occurred in Aries, soon to be separated by
other planets, I thought I'd give you a few examples from the new
book. I must say, though, that I don't think Herr Rudolph
familiar with the idea of death. <G> The nearest
he comes to it in
the Mars/Saturn combination is "separation". Those familiar
"Rules for Planetary Pictures" know that the whole Mars/Saturn
section seems to concentrate on different manners or circumstances
death. Excuse my clumsy translations, but this will perhaps give
the flavor of the new volume.
Mars + Saturn = MC Serious mental work, I work hard, my patient
toiling, my persistent will, my painful labor, my earnest
my concentration on work, my burdensome work, psychological
disturbances, mental strain on the job.
Mars + Saturn = ASC Older colleagues, serious tasks in connection
with the environment, troublesome relationships, patient endeavors,
my concentration on work here, my disturbing work environment
working conditions, difficult work, separation intentions of others,
working environment in my mature years, loss of a job.
If anyone is interested in a particular planetary picture,
let me know and I'll be glad to furnish a loose translation, as
Best wishes to all,
Sun, 05 Apr 1998 22:41:24 +1200
##ABC for PP's
Hello Marion, Steve and all,
Thank you, Marion, for your offer and comments
on Udo's new book.
I have also seen the format, but I don't have
the advantage of
understanding the German text.
I was interested in your reference to the absence
in the book of "death" in
relation to Mars/Saturn. Given the title of
the book, this is not
surprising. As your translation seems to indicate,
Udo is confining his
phrases to the core meanings of the
factors involved, as one would expect,
whereas death is a *derived* meaning for Mars/Saturn.
After all, we all have many Mars/Saturn contacts
by direction and transit
during our lifetime, but we only get to die
Regards to all,