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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
These labels on the chart may need an explanation:
1.a. What was your score for Asgn 2 ?
1.b. Describe each of the "Personal Points" of Uranian astrology.
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.
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.
the way, for the time being, ignore the zodiac signs in the middle of the
2. What other similar planetary pictures can you see (without
having to rotate the dial)?
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.
Look up the meaning of the Aries Point in a reference text or on the
Uranian web site.
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.
6. Place the pointer at the Midheaven. What is the most
significant planetary picture ?
7. What other significant planetary pictures do you see in this natal
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
Email your answers to Steve <firstname.lastname@example.org> by Tuesday 30 March.
Remember to put "Your Name - Asgn 3" in the subject line.