zondag 4 oktober 2009

Astrology chart Camille Saint-Saëns

Camille Saint-Saëns was born October 9, 1835 in Paris. 'Cirkels' by Jan Kampherbeek gives this chart:

Notice that Venus is connecting the Midheaven, ruling the dispositor of Midheaven and making a minor aspect with Neptune. There is an artistic pattern. Here you see the amount of indications:

Sun and Moon are in signs ruled by Venus (Taurus and Libra)
The Ascendant is in Libra
The Moon is in Taurus
The Moon in Taurus rules the Cancer Midheaven
Venus is in Libra
Venus is the final dispositor of the MC-routing (Cancer, Moon in Taurus, Venus in Libra)
Venus is conjunct Ascendant
Neptune is conjunct IC
Venus is 105 degrees from Neptune (sextile + semisquare)
Cancer is on Midheaven
Uranus is inconjunct Midheaven (from the equal 5th house ruling the equal 5th)
Neptune is opposition Sun/Moon (a midpoint yod pointing at Neptune)

SATURN for classical
Camille Saint-Saëns is a classical composer. Saturn is conjunct his Ascendant and square his MC. His music had to be conform certain standards and was serious by nature. Saturn is important in the charts of classical musicians and singers. Their music has 'status' and is timeless. He was so serious that he thought that 'Carnaval des Animaux' should not be performed as it was not serious enough!

Even though Sun and Venus are in aspect with the combination of success (Jupiter and Pluto), he may not have regarded himself as a successful person. His two children died, and his marriage was a failure. Perhaps that is reflecting the influence of Saturn on the Ascendant. The Ascendant is the window to the outside world and to others. Saturn is the 'dementor' (using a Harry Potter idea:), chilling and depressing, too serious, too 'stiff' to be able to see the good things in life and on the other hand: bad luck. His father died before he was born, his children died and he ended lonely, with no other company than his pupil Fauré. Saturn is semi square the crucial midpoint AC/MC. Fatherhood and fathers (responsibility) is reflected by Saturn, too. So is being alone.

JUPITER for traveling
It is interesting to see that Saint-Saëns was more popular outside his own country than he was in France. Jupiter, planet of traveling, is rising before his Sun to reflect an international orientation. In his homeland he had a lot of competition coming from Debussy (whose Mars - the symbol of competition - is close to the Descendant of Camille Saint-Saëns). Edgar Fauré was his student.

Here you see a piece of his works that says more than words:

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