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AstroCartoGraphy - Where in the World

The late Jim Lewis, an astrologer from California, is best known for pioneering Astro*Carto*Graphy™. He worked tirelessly to promote the idea and lectured widely on the subject. He was the one whose idea it was to project the planets within the birthchart onto a map of the world. He developed his own computer program to plot these planetary lines and spent many hours perfecting his art. He registered the name of Astro*Carto*Graphy as a Trademark and it is to him and his memory that this technique is accredited. Time should not be allowed to forget the outstanding contribution that Jim made to the study of astrology.

The basis on which AstroCartoGraphy works, is that somewhere in the world at the time of birth, every planet will be on an angle. The angles are the Ascendant, the IC, the Descendant and the Midheaven (MC). In most charts except the Equal House System, the angles form the cusps of the 1st house, 4th house, 7th house and 10th house respectively. As angles are of major importance and planets placed there are especially strong, the lines down a map (MC/IC running North to South) and around the globe (planetary lines), by their intersection produce points of intensity where their energies would be especially focused. It is sometimes found that these points of intersection of the planetary lines occur along the same latitude. In this way certain latitudes become highly charged and therefore of great importance. By the nature of the planets involved, it can show what may be likely to occur at those places of that latitude. These latitudes and places are not necessarily of such importance by the person physically being there, but are often highlighted in other ways relevant to the person. For instance, someone who is actually placed in a particular location can be of assistance in some way in furthering an aim or ambition if the planets involved are beneficial. Often links will be found between two or more places along that same line of latitude, again relevant to the person.

One particular, very interesting case for Relocation and AstroCartoGraphy, is that of President John F Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. At the time of Kennedy's birth (29 May 1917 3pm, Brookline, Massachusetts), Pluto was in his 9th house at 316' Cancer and the Midheaven (MC) was at 2345' Cancer. By a relocation chart set for Dallas where he was assassinated in 1963, Pluto became conjunct the Midheaven. By AstroCartoGraphy, the projection of the planets in his birthchart onto the map shows that his MC/Pluto line ran very close to the city of Dallas.

Chiron, the Wounded Healer, by relocation became conjunct the Descendant and therefore angular. Projected onto a map the line showing this runs exactly through Dallas.

There were also six crossing points along the same or close to the latitude of Dallas, which focused the energy anywhere along that line. This energy by the nature of the planets involved was highly volatile. These six crossing points involved all four angles, the Sun, Mercury, Mars, Chiron, Uranus and Neptune and the Moon's Nodes.

They were:

Mars/MC line crossing over with the Uranus/Descendant line

Mercury/IC line crossing over with the Neptune/Ascendant line

Uranus/IC line crossing over with the Mars/Descendant line

Uranus/Ascendant line crossing over with the Sun/IC line

Mars/Ascendant line crossing over with the Neptune/IC line

Chiron/MC line crossing over with the Moon's Node/Descendant line.

The latter two were the strongest as they were nearest to the exact latitude of Dallas. The Chiron and Nodes line was the strongest of all, which is interesting being as Chiron, the wounded healer meets with the karma of the Nodes, the life path.

Other astrological factors played their part that day. Transiting Saturn with Neptune conjunct was in square aspect to his natal Mars. Uranus and Pluto were conjunct squaring his natal Sun and also in conjunction to his natal Moon. Pluto as the planet of death and rebirth, Uranus the planet of sudden, unexpected events, in hard aspect to his natal Sun the life giver, shows more than adequately the fate he befell. It is interesting to note that the same planets were involved by transit on that fateful day as were indicated by the birthchart, the relocation chart and AstroCartoGraphy.

If you are interested in mapping your own birthchart in this way, there is a limited facility to do this in the Freeware astrology program Astrolog. A link for the download of this program is on the Free Astrology Programs page. Alternatively, the Astrodienst site (Travel) allows you to calculate this online. For those who wish to know how Astro*Carto*Graphy™ can help in the personal life and for more in-depth personal information, then it is advised to consult a professional.


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