1985: Ronald Reagan Visits Bitburg Cemetery

Ronald Reagan white cartoon sketch on blue stucco background.Astrology and Honor

Seventy-two year-old US President Ronald Reagan honors the dead at Bitburg Cemetery during a state visit to Germany. Intended as a healing gesture on the 40th anniversary of German surrender in World War II, the visit is controversial for the fact that 49 former SS officers are among the buried. The president acknowledges the event has “opened old wounds”.

Transiting Jupiter is conjunct Reagan’s natal Sun in Aquarius, indicating a spirit of inclusivity and optimism. Transiting Jupiter in Aquarius is also square the transiting Sun in Taurus, resonating with the natal Sun-Jupiter square in Scorpio-Aquarius, signifying unintentional conflict over rigid ideological certainty.

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Ronald Reagan astrology bi-wheel chart with transits for his 1985 visit to Bitburg Cemetery

Transiting Jupiter (outer wheel, lower left) conjunct natal Sun in Aquarius (inner wheel, lower left). Transiting Jupiter in Aquarius square transiting Sun in Taurus (outer wheel, lower right), resonating with natal Jupiter in Scorpio (inner wheel, upper left) square the natal Sun in Aquarius.

1934: Aleister Crowley Files Libel Suit

Aleister Crowley white cartoon sketch set on a blue stucco background.Astrology and Reputation

Fifty-eight year-old occultist author Aleister Crowley files a libel suit against Nina Hamnett, a former friend, whose memoir, The Laughing Torso, refers to his belief in “black magic”. Crowley is less concerned about his infamous reputation than he is the possibility of receiving money. However, it is Crowley who will be put on trial, his ritual practices described in full detail and then condemned by the court.

Transiting Jupiter retrograde is conjunct Crowley’s natal Sun in Libra, opposite transiting Sun and Mars in Aries, indicating his opponent holds the advantage in their contest. Transiting Pluto in Cancer is opposite natal Mars in Capricorn, square natal Venus in Libra, signifying personal exposure and defamation.

Jupiter conjunct Sun

Aleister Crowley astrology bi-wheel chart with transits for court case.

Transiting Jupiter retrograde (outer wheel, bottom center) conjunct natal Sun in Libra (inner wheel, bottom center), opposite transiting Sun and Mars in Aries (outer wheel, top center). Transiting Pluto in Cancer (outer wheel, middle left) opposite natal Mars in Capricorn (inner wheel, middle right), square natal Venus in Libra (inner wheel, bottom center)

1965: Che Guevara Arrives in Havana for Final Visit

Che Guevara white cartoon sketch on a blue stucco backgroundAstrology and Revolution

Thirty-six year-old Argentine-medical-student-turned-Cuban-revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara arrives in Havana for what will be his final visit before disappearing underground. He has been on a speaking tour around the world for the past three months, during which he visited China and numerous African countries, addressed the United Nations, and dined with the Rockefellers.

Transiting Jupiter is conjunct Guevara’s natal Sun in Taurus, indicating an urge to confront opponents directly with confidence and assertion. Transiting Saturn is conjunct the natal Moon in Pisces, opposite transiting Uranus in Virgo, signifying a bittersweet return to old circumstances, and indicating imminent location and lifestyle changes.

Jupiter conjunct Sun

Che Guevara Astrology bi-wheel chart showing transits for his return to Cuba in 1965.

Transitin Jupiter (outer wheel, lower left) conjunct natal Sun in Taurus (inner wheel, lower left). Transiting Saturn (outer wheel, upper left) conjunct natal Moon in Pisces (inner wheel, upper left), opposite transiting Uranus in Virgo (outer wheel, lower right).