CONTINUING THE PHILOSOPHY OF REGINALD O. KAPP

9.12 APPENDIX: THE ASTROLOGICAL CORRELATIONS TO MY BREAKDOWNS

by     JOHN KAPP

22, Saxon Rd Hove BN3 4LE 01273 417997, johnkapp@btinternet.com


 



Introduction
For those not versed in astrology, I will explain the terms used.
The horoscope is the natal chart, which is the position of the planets when I took my first breath, which was as follows
Born 0030 GMT 17.11.1935 in Croydon, Surrey England
Sun 23.01 degrees in Scorpio in 3rd house
Ascendant 10.37 degrees in Virgo in first house
Descendant 10.37 degrees in Pisces in 7th house
Moon 12.38 degrees in Leo in 12th house
Mercury 10.37 degrees in Scorpio on cusp of houses 2 and 3
Venus 7.04 degrees in Llibra in 1st house
Mars 14.29 in Capricorn in 5th house
Jupiter 1.45 in Sagittarius in 3rd house
Saturn 3.35 degrees in Pisces in 6th house
Uranus 2.42 degrees in Taurus in 8th house
Neptune 16.28 degrees in Virgo in 1st house
Pluto in 27.20 degrees in Cancer in 11th house

The aspect is the angle in degrees between planets. A ‘hard’ aspect is 0,180, 90, 60 degrees. A transit is when the planets are lined up in hard aspect to the position of the planets in my birth chart, known as the natal position. ‘Hard aspect’ of 0 degrees, like sun and moon at new moon is known as ‘conjunction’. 180 degrees apart, like sun and moon at full moon is known as ‘opposition’. 90 degrees apart, like sun and moon in first and last quarter is known as square, and 60 degrees apart is known as ‘trine’.

The transits are abbreviated as follows: Saturn in conjunction with my natal sun is said to be ‘on my sun’. The ‘orb’ is the difference between the actual aspect in degrees and exactitude (0, 180, 90, 60 degrees) The smaller the orb the stronger the transit.

The angular position of the sun, moon and planets is shown for every day in a book called an ephemeris, published for each century or half century. The calculation of the ascendant (rising sign at birth) is done most easily by computer, which will also print out the horoscope, and transits for any chosen day.

I list my breakdowns in reverse order, most recent first, giving the astrological data pertaining at the time.

Breakdown 6 (July 2006-?Feb 2007 inclusive)
This was similar to breakdown 5, with a similar set of transits, but this time I also got a frozen right shoulder and a swollen left knee. (I have no problem now with the right knee, which was checked by the doctor in Oct 2006 and declared arthritis free. He was very surprised, having told me in 2005 that it would get worse and I would have to have an artificial one). Uranus was on (ie in conjunction with) my descendent, 10.37 Pisces (meaning 10 degrees, 37 minutes in pisces).

Date

Uranus in Pisces

orb

symptoms

14.8.06

13.37

3

Getting lame

9.9.06

12.36

2

Stopped driving

6.10.06

11.36

1

Stopped cycling

20.11.06

10.48

0.11

Could only walk 200 yards

4.1.07

11.36

1

Energy coming back, but still much pain

27.1.07

12.38

2

ditto

15.2.07

13.37

3

Improving ability to move


As in 2005, Saturn in Leo on 23.01 squared my sun on 23 degrees 01 minutes.


Date

Saturn in Leo squaring my Sun in Scorpio on 23.01

orb

symptoms

20.9.06

20.01

3

Very lame

8.10.06

22.01

1

Stopped cycling

19.10.06

23.01

0

Could only walk 200 yards

6.12.06

25.04 retrograde

2

Nadir, need ibuprofen at night

25.1.07

23.01

0

Energy coming back but still much pain

7.2.07

22.01

1

Improvement started

18.2.07

21.01

2

 

3.3.07

20.01

3

Back on my bike, although very weak


Neptune in Aquarius opposes Saturn within a 8 degree orb for over a year from 10.7.06 – 21.8.07 ((28.24-20.26) They are in exactitude on 1.9.06 (17.52) and on 28.2.07, (20.16) but has otherwise been within a 3 degree orb from 12.8.06 (15.26-18.24) to 22.9.06, and from 3.2.07 (22.16-19.17) until 4.4.07 18.(23-21.21) This opposition is particularly strong for me as I have Neptune opposed Saturn in my birth chart. This gives me a brief triple whammy in Oct 06 and Feb 07.

GRAPH 6 SHOWING ONSET, ACUTE AND REMISSION PHASES OF BREAKDOWN 6


Breakdown 5 (March – June 2005 inclusive)
also involves uranus on my descendent, 10.37 pisces (meaning 10 degrees, 37 minutes in pisces).

Date

Uranus in Pisces

orb

symptoms

12.3.05

7.36

3

Right knee swollen and painful to walk

31.3.05

8.37

2

Nearly house bound

22.4.05

9.37

1

House bound

27.05.05

10.37

0

House bound

4.7.05

10.37

0

Getting better, went to Germany as invalid

10.8.05

9.38

1

Much better, energy coming back

5.9.05

8.38

2

Back to normal walking and energy


Date

Saturn in Cancer trining my Sun 23.01 Scorpio

orb

symptoms

24.1.05

23.03

0

 

7.2.05

22.00

1

 

24.2.05

21.01

2

 

22.3.05

20.23

2.38

Nearly housebound

17.5.05

23.01

0

Nadir, triple whammy with Mars

27.5.05

24.01

1

housebound

6.6.05

25.04

2

Getting better


I was unable to walk more than 25 yards throughout May, which is explained by a triple whammy in mid May when Mars joined Uranus on my descendant on 16th May. Saturn in cancer also trined my sun in scorpio on 23 degrees 1 minute, with exactitude (0 orb) on 17th May. It had a 2.5 degree orb in March, and had gone beyond orb by the end of May. I was examined by my GP in April who said that my right knee had severe osteoarthritis which was degenerative, and I would have to have an artificial knee. I saw a rheumatologist in May who offered me a cortisone injection which I declined.

GRAPH 5 SHOWING ONSET, ACUTE AND REMISSION PHASES OF BREAKDOWN 5


Breakdown 4 (July- Dec 2004)
involves Uranus and Mars on my descendent and Saturn trining my Sun.


Date

Uranus in Pisces on my Saturn 3.35

orb

symptoms

4.7.04

6.35

3

Started walking with difficulty in Kiel

21.8.04

5.05

1.30

Left hip collapsed at London Bridge station

3.35

0

Artificial hip operation 13.10.04

11.11.04

2.52

0.43

convalescent

23.12.04

3.35

0

convalescent

4,1,05

4.35

1

Nearly back to normal walking

5.2.05

5.35

2

On holiday in India, normal energy


Date

Saturn in Cancer trining my Sun in Scorpio on 23.01

orb

symptoms

3.8.04

20.04

3

Painful walking, getting worse

21.8.04

22.19

0.42

Left hip collapsed at London Bridge station

7.9.04

24.01

1

Very lame, could only walk 25 yards


Date

Mars in Virgo on my ascendent 10.37

orb

symptoms

21.8.04

6.42

4.05

Left hip collapsed at London Bridge station

22.8.04

7.20

3.17

Wheelchair bound

24.8.04

8.36

2

ditto

27.8.04

10.32

0

ditto


GRAPH 4 SHOWING ONSET, ACUTE AND REMISSION PHASES OF BREAKDOWN 4



Breakdown 3 (Dec 1999-April 2000)
occurred when my wife was dying of cancer when Pluto was in Sagittarius squaring my descendent within a 2 degree orb .for all 1999 and 2000. Mercury is the ruler of the house of health (6)


Date

Saturn in Taurus opposing Mercury in Scorpio 10.37

orb

symptoms

4.12.99

11,38

1

Got flu very badly and gave it to wife

24.12.99

10.37

0

Both ill, spoiling Xmas

31.1.00

10.37

0

I was better, Janet diagnosed with secondary liver cancer

19.2.00

11.35

1

 

4.3.00

12.39

2

 

14.3.00

13.40

3

Wheelchair bound for 2 weeks

2.4.00

15.37

5

better


Date

Neptune in Aquarius squaring my Uranus 2.42 in Taurus

orb

symptoms

14.11.98

29.42

3

 

3.11.99

1.42

1

 

18.12.99

2.42

0

Got flu very badly and gave it to wife Janet, who also got it very badly

12.3.00

5.42

3

 


GRAPH 3 SHOWING JANET’S TERMINAL ILLNESS AND MY BREAKDOWN 3



Breakdown 2 (Feb – May 1992)
I got a broken back (compression fracture) when Pluto in Scorpio was on my sun at 23.01


Date

Pluto on my Sun 23.01 in Scorpio

orb

symptoms

30.12.91

22.02

1

fatigue

15.2.92

22.56

0.05

Went to doctor, put on ibuprofen

15.3.92

22.51

0.10

Fell and broke my back, housebound

25.4.92

22.02

1

Diagnosed osteoporotic, housebound

2.6.92

21.00

2

better


Date

Neptune Uranus conjunction in Capricorn on my Mars 14.29

orb

Orb to Mars

symptoms

12.12.91

15.27-12.27

3

1-2

Holiday in Lesotho, fatigued

26.1.92

17.09-15.09

2

2.5-0.5

fatigued

5.4.92

18.53-17.53

1

4.5-3.5

Diagnosed osteoporotic, housebound

16.5.92

18.47-17.47

1

4.3

Getting better

11.8.92

16.45-14.45

2

2-0

Back to normal health


Date

Saturn in Aquarius squaring my Uranus 2.42 in Taurus

orb

symptoms

7.8.91

2.42

0

 

29.10.91

0.41

2

 

17.11.91

1.41

1

 

30.11.91

2.41

0

 

31.12.91

5.44

3

 


GRAPH 2 SHOWING ONSET, ACUTE, REMISSION PHASES OF BREAKDOWN 2



Breakdown 1 (Dec 69-May 1970)


Date

Saturn in Taurus conjunct Uranus 2.42

orb

symptoms

26.10.69

5.42

3

Worried about job security

8.11.69

4.42

2

ditto

21.11.69

3.42

1

ditto

9.12.69

2.42

0

Made redundant from WS Atkins, got ill

25.12.69

2.08

0;34

Got flu very badly over Xmas

30.1.70

2.42

0

Diagnosed with glandular fever

16.2.70

3.42

1

housebound

29.2.70

4.43

2

housebound

11.3.70

5.41

3

Better, applying fo jobs


Date

Neptune in Sagittarius squaring my Saturn 3.35 Pisces

orb

symptoms

25.11.69

28.35

5

Worried about job security

24.12.69

29.35

4

Got flu very badly over Xmas

30.1.70

0.36

3

Diagnosed with glandular fever

2.3.70

0.54

2.8

housebound

19.5.70

29.35

4

Holiday in Switzerland

28.6.70

28.35

5

Started work in Brighton


GRAPH 1 BREAKDOWN 1 IN 1969/1970





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