Assignment 3
March '99

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For this assignment, we will focus on one natal chart.

You have done this in assignment 1, but now you will be required to delineate in more detail, and to use the TNPs.  Therefore, you will first need to print the 90 degree chart found at 
  http://members.tripod.com/~junojuno2/3grp2_90.htm
Remember to use 'landscape' format for printing, if an edge is cut off.  I may not have time to help you with how to print this properly, but it is possible to print so don't give up too soon.

These labels on the chart may need an explanation: 
Ce (at 23 degrees) = Ceres (yes, occasionally asteroids will be included), 
Mo = moon at 63 degrees,      Ad = Admetos at 88 degrees. 
Ch = Chiron at 60 degrees.     You should be able to read all others. 
 

1.a.  What was your score for Asgn 2 ? 

1.b.  Describe each of the "Personal Points" of Uranian astrology. 
Refer to Arlene Kramer's article (see 'Links' - Midpoint Astrology site), or your own references. Concise explanations are acceptable.  Hint: they include the luminaries.  Keep in mind that you should focus on these personal points.  As with all assignments, copy and paste the question into the work that you submit.

1.c. Optional: Do any of the descriptions of each of these 'points' differ from the individual descriptions used by traditional (non-Uranian) astrologers ?
 

On the Midpoint Astrology web site there are posts on "where to start" and other tips for dial and midpoint work.  Also, on the Uranian web site you will find instructions for beginners in the "Archive" section.  Find this material, print it, and read carefully (you may have already done this in the previous lessons). If you have references such as The Dial Detective, it would be a good idea to at least quickly revise the basics.

As an example to get you 'warmed up', place the zero degree pointer at the Venus / Saturn midpoint, located at 38.5 degrees.  Look at the 22.5 degree arrow, which is very close to Chiron at 60 degrees on the dial.  Thus, we can say  Ch = Ve / Sa ,   or "Chiron aspects the midpoint of Ve and Sa by 22deg30 min (not exactly, since there is an orb of just less than one degree - this is actually (imho) too large of an orb to use with Chiron and no personal points, but it is given here as an example). Without rotating the dial, note that Ceres and Zeus are very close, about an orb of 15 minutes. By the way, for the time being, ignore the zodiac signs in the middle of the dial.
 

2. What other similar planetary pictures can you see (without having to rotate the dial)? 
Name at least three, and remember to use orbs less than one degree.  Give possible interpretations.
Remember to leave the pointer where it was in the Ch=Ve/Sa example above.
 

So far, not many important planetary pictures have been highlighted.
The ones above have been given only as examples. 
Now it is up to you to find the key energies of this person's natal chart !
 

3. How does the world in general see this person ?  How does this person see the world in general ?  To answer this, put the zero pointer on the Aries Point, located at 0 or 90 degrees.  What midpoint is the Aries Point right in the middle of ? (Hint: look at the luminaries.) There may be more than one answer to this, but keep to the personal points in your planetary pictures.
 

4. Optional: Look up the meaning of the Aries Point in a reference text or on the Uranian web site. 
What else does it signify besides "the world in general" ?
 

Place the pointer on the As / Mc midpoint.  Hint: this is somewhere between 0 and 10 degrees.  You can tell if you have the exact midpoint when the readings on the Asc and Mc are equal (the readings for the Ve / Sa midpoint explained above were 2 degrees).  Look at the other pointers, at intervals of 22.5 degrees.
 

5. Write a planetary picture involving the A / M midpoint.  Interpret this: 
What does it mean for the person whose chart we are looking at ?
 

6.  Place the pointer at the Midheaven. What is the most significant planetary picture ? 
Give an interpretation for this.  Hint: this is obvious and you should see it quickly; there is no need to look at degree numbers in order to 'line up' a midpoint configuration.
 

7. What other significant planetary pictures do you see in this natal chart ?
What kind of person is this?    Include orbs and interpretations.  Midpoint trees are not required but are acceptable. You should have at least ten planetary pictures besides those done above. Do this carefully.  If you do not yet have references such as COSI or Rules, you will be hindered, but nevertheless you should still be able to give reasonable interpretations. Spend a fair amount of time on this and do it carefully.  Be sure that you have done the preparatory study mentioned below question 1.c.

8. What is the difference between Uranian astrology and Hamburg School astrology ?  The answer to this can be found on the Uranian web site (try the Uranian & Cosmobiology button) and also on the Midpoint Astrology site (see "What's New", and elsewhere). Your answer should be at least one paragraph - seven sentences minimum.

9.  Comment on the length of time that you spent on this, and the 
level of understanding (difficult or easy) of this assignment.


Email your answers to Steve    <juno@contact.net.nz>    by Tuesday 30 March.

Remember to put "Your Name - Asgn 3" in the subject line.