Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Unlike my earlier post regarding the dog who fell off a cliff, there was no ledge to break this man's fall of 85 feet (26m). He was rescued by the Coastguard and taken to hospital with two broken legs and a suspected skull fracture.


Clearly this chart describes a fall with Saturn in the 1st house and close to the Ascendant, and Mercury, the ruler of the Ascendant, is separating from an opposition with Saturn. This describes the fall itself, but if we look at Mercury's position in a western house and applying to the Sun after a change of sign, we see a description of his location near the most western point of England, Land's End. He was found about 20 feet (6m) above the waterline and as with Saturn's position near the cusp of the 1st and Mercury's position nearing a sign cusp, we have that image again of 'between'. A good expression would be "between the devil and the deep blue sea", as Mercury separates from one and applies to the other.

That the man survived is probably due to Jupiter's intervention, the Moon separates from one benefic and applies to the other, even though it's not very well dignified, so it couldn't save him from falling – Saturn disposits it – but it could keep him from worse injury. Because the Sun is exalted, we have an image of life elevated and the man airlifted to safety.

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