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Estas son unas notas sobre la carta natal del poeta de Valparaíso Juan Luis Martínez, escritas desde un punto de vista de Astrología Evolutiva (AE). Estas notas eran para un texto que escribiría con un amigo poeta, donde yo haría la parte astrológica y él haría la parte literaria, pero mi amigo luego cambió de idea y me quedé con mi parte, que comparto con ustedes.

Juan Luis Martínez

En la Astrología Evolutiva se entiende que la evolución del Alma se produce a través de la dinámica del deseo. Dado que la satisfacción de los deseos se demuestra cada vez relativa en vez de absoluta, progresivamente, a lo largo de millares de vidas, cada conciencia individualizada o Alma va dejando de desear sus objetos – y poco a poco empieza a cobrar relevancia el único tipo de deseo que tiene una naturaleza distinta: el deseo de retornar a la fuente interior de la conciencia. Cuando sólo existe el deseo de retornar a la Fuente, el Alma ya no encarna más, vuelve a su Creador o Fuente. La cuestión es que la carta natal de cualquier persona, levantada para el día y la hora y el lugar del nacimiento, describe los tipos de deseos que han existido y de alguna manera existen en la vida actual, en la medida en que el momento presente es función del pasado que llega al presente, tal como la posición de un cuerpo es función de su desplazamiento precedente. Desde un punto de vista metafísico, a la vez debemos tener en cuenta que son exactamente los tipos de deseos que existan en cualquier conciencia individual o Alma, los que crean la realidad de cada vida, en todos sus detalles, momento a momento.

Así, hablar de la carta natal del poeta Juan Luis Martínez desde un punto de vista de astrología evolutiva, significa tratar de entender la naturaleza de esa vida, el porqué de esa vida, cuál ha sido el curso que el Alma ha venido haciendo, modelado por la naturaleza de sus deseos en evolución.

Esta es la carta natal del poeta:

Juan Luis Martínez - carta natalEn general la carta natal de Juan Luis Martínez muestra a un individuo que interiormente ha estado definido por deseos fundamentales de tener una libertad ilimitada para explorar la vida de todas las formas posibles, y de descubrirse a sí mismo al hacerlo. Ha existido el sentimiento subjetivo de algo muy especial ligado al auto-descubrimiento y la auto-actualización creativa en una serie de direcciones.  Esto está reflejado en primer lugar por Plutón en la Casa I en Leo con Quirón y Marte también en Leo en la Casa I, con el Nodo Sur de la Luna en la Casa VIII. Debido a que ha existido un intenso sentimiento subjetivo de ser ‘especial’ el individuo ha necesitado estar a cargo de su propio destino a fin de actualizar sus deseos de formas libres y auto-centradas. Debido a la necesidad de ser libre, el individuo ha querido también liberarse y rebelarse contra cualquier factor que haya querido limitar sus posibilidades de experimentar la vida libremente: Saturno conjunto a Urano en la Casa XI. A través de esa orientación el Alma de Juan Luis Martínez ha comenzado, ya en vidas anteriores, a crear intensas confrontaciones interiores y exteriores con ‘fuerzas mayores’.  Confrontaciones con lo social, y confrontaciones consigo mismo, entre el ego y el Alma. Estas han sido a la vez, manifestación de los deseos de separación que emanan del Alma y que alimentan a nivel del ego el sentimiento de ser separado, distinto; y los deseos de ‘retornar’ a la fuente interior de la conciencia, y de experimentar la totalidad de sí mismo, el Self, el Alma. A través de la interfase de ambos tipos de deseos, el Alma ha experimentado sus propios límites, límites de qué puede y qué no puede hacer, y ha experimentado el poder, y la impotencia o el no tener poder. Esto se basa en que el Nodo Sur de la Luna está en la Casa VIII en Piscis, en inconjunción con Plutón en la Casa I en Leo.

La inconjunción en la fase Gibosa es precisamente un aspecto que se correlaciona con la experiencia de la humillación de una orientación excesivamente egocéntrica, y la necesidad de vaciarse, luego de haber estado lleno. Esto ha ocurrido a través de la intensidad de una serie de confrontaciones y rebeliones masivas en vidas anteriores. Existe como resultado un estado generalizado de crisis interior, que últimamente se basa en experiencias de trauma de vidas anteriores, y stress post-traumático resultante (PTS). El Alma se encuentra en estado de shock y existe fragmentación psicológica como resultado. Hay distintos tipos de traumas de vidas anteriores y también hay traumas de la vida presente.

En esos tipos de vidas el sentimiento de algo muy especial ligado al propio destino ha estado conectado, de distintas formas, y en muchas vidas anteriores, con formas de pensamiento, sistemas de ideas, filosofías, doctrinas y cosmologías. Aquí tengo que explicar otro concepto de la Astrología Evolutiva, necesario para entender la situación evolutiva y kármica del individuo, y la naturaleza de ciertos temas, como son la relación con el pensamiento y el lenguaje. Debido a que Plutón y Marte están en conjunción en esta carta astral, uno puede saber que se trata de una ‘vida primaria’. El que sea una vida primaria significa que el Alma recoge y trae a vida todos los temas evolutivos y kármicos que están conectados con los arquetipos en cuestión, incluyendo todas las dinámicas y tipos de deseos que no se encuentren resueltos, o requieran ser metamorfoseados o evolucionados, provenientes de muchas vidas distintas a lo largo de un curso evolutivo largo. Luego de una o algunas vidas primarias, siguen típicamente una serie de vidas ‘subsidiarias’ – en las cuales Marte no formará con Plutón ese tipo de aspecto – en las que los temas reflejarán evolutiva y kármicamente aquello que se puso en movimiento en la vida primaria correspondiente, en la cual, desde el nuevo punto de vista, temas provenientes de distintas vidas – incluso potencialmente vidas en un pasado distante en que la naturaleza de deseos del Alma estaba menos evolucionada que en la vida actual – han sido convertidos en temas del ‘presente’. En este caso, se trata de una vida primaria dentro de una serie de vidas primarias que han sido lanzadas sucesivamente, una tras otra por así decirlo, como tiradas de dados. Esto concierne al por qué el nivel de crisis preexistente con el pensamiento y el lenguaje.

El Alma de Martínez ha traído a esta vida una serie de crisis con el pensamiento, las ideas, y el lenguaje, que vienen de vidas anteriores en un largo abanico de tiempo y de evolución. Estamos hablando una experiencia interior de la conciencia que está condicionada por distintos tipos de memorias subconscientes conectadas con el proceso de pensamiento, desde la experiencia de la creencia en doctrinas religiosas y cosmologías en vidas más antiguas, a una intensidad de rebelión contra cualquier creencia, en vidas de individuación, de devenir minoritario, a una relación existencial, y luego potencialmente ‘mística’ con el lenguaje – hay que aclarar que lo religioso es distinto de lo místico porque la religión involucra la creencia, y el misticismo se basa en la experiencia directa – la cual necesariamente no está resuelta, sino que es material emergente de ‘crisis’ en su poesía.

A nivel arquetípico se trata de traumas basados en confrontaciones con poderes mayores. Es un Alma que ha estado definida por una necesidad de confrontación interior y exterior, y eso ha estado ocurriendo en una serie de vidas a través de una rebelión en contra de cualquier factor social o de cualquier tipo que haya condicionado su individualidad, rebelión que ha sido sostenida a través de formas de pensamiento ‘minoritario’. La intensidad de tal orientación se basa por supuesto, según su carta natal, en la intensidad de las dinámicas de creencia en vidas anteriores! O sea, haber creído cosas, al punto de haber querido que esas cosas fueran así. Haber tenido seguridad emocional y psicológica asociada a sus ideas, creencias e ilusiones, y luego haber experimentado que las cosas simplemente eran distintas!

Hay una profunda crisis interior que se relaciona directamente con el pensamiento y el lenguaje, que está conectada con los devenires de esas confrontaciones internas y externas, por cuanto se trata de un Alma que en vidas anteriores eligió mantener algunas ilusiones sobre esas ideas, y sobre sobre su rol personal y su poder, y el poder de esas ideas, para después experimentar desilusión fundamental respecto a todo eso.  Por eso existe en la vida actual una actitud alérgica respecto a la creencia. Hay que entender que se trata de un Alma que interiormente se sintió muy ‘poderosa’ en esas confrontaciones, debido a la intención, los deseos del Alma de conocer y experimentar directamente los límites de su propio poder. Existen traumas individuales y colectivos o grupales en el pasado de su Alma conectados directamente con la persecución y exterminio de minorías étnicas o religiosas. Experiencias de ‘campo’ en vidas anteriores. Por eso yo diría sin duda que el poema Desaparición de una Familia se refiere a los detenidos desaparecidos.

En vidas de ese tipo el Alma ha experimentado impotencia fundamental. También podemos ver varios símbolos que se correlacionan con confrontaciones o violencia también en el entorno familiar temprano, y de niveles de no-reconocimiento, represión de sus necesidades emocionales naturales, y potencialmente abuso, de tipo emocional, físico o sexual. Eso está simbolizado en la Luna en la Casa X en Tauro en cuadratura a Plutón, Quirón y Marte en la Casa I, en Leo, el Signo que se correlaciona con los niños. La Luna está también conjunta a Nessus en la Casa X que está conjunta al Nodo Sur de Quirón en Tauro, estando Quirón en la Casa I en Leo, etc. Hay una respuesta de rabia e ira frente al abuso en cualquier forma que aparezca.

En el otro extremo, hay otras vidas en las que el Alma ha experimentado tener poder, incluyendo poder social o religioso. A los deseos del Alma de conocer y experimentar directamente los límites de su propio poder, subyace la intención de unirse con un poder mayor, alinear la voluntad personal con una voluntad superior. Por eso hay una rebelión tan directa contra el mito heroico:  debido a la intensidad de la identificación egocéntrica que ha existido en el pasado. Por eso el mito de ‘Superman’ en la Nueva Novela. Dentro de eso, la confrontación ha estado ocurriendo a través de formas de pensamiento crítico, revolucionario, anarquista, etc. Ha habido una necesidad absoluta de vivir en un estado de crisis y rebelión en el empleo del lenguaje y el pensamiento, cuya razón se encuentra en haber creído cosas antes, y luego haber experimentado desilusión. Por eso es tan radical. Ha llegado a un punto en que ha tenido que ser intensamente herido incluso a nivel físico, a lo menos en una vida anterior, para tener que ‘parar’ – una forma de experimentar los límites del poder personal, aunque puede sentirse como una ‘humillación’ a nivel del ego.

Y en la vida presente, luego de una alocada y peligrosa juventud a pesar de la fragilidad (la propia fragilidad no tomada en cuenta), la necesidad de una vida muy recluida un espacio doméstico controlado por una mujer: el Nodo Norte en la Casa II en trígono con la Luna en la Casa X en Tauro. Debido a que en el pasado ha existido tanta energía en el nivel del pensamiento, la desilusión no ha sido procesada en su aspecto emocional, sino que han existido toda suerte de hiper-racionalizaciones, intelectualizaciones, etc. Existe en consecuencia una intensidad de emociones como dolor, pena, futilidad, rabia, angustia, que no han sido procesadas, y que están no-resueltas al nacer en esta vida. Se trata de traumas a nivel mental y a nivel espiritual, porque han involucrado el sentido y el significado último de la vida. Por esto la carta natal refleja patrones de escepticismo, agnosticismo, nihilismo, y una orientación intelectual iconoclasta, que coexisten por supuesto con un sentimiento subyacente de sacralidad y de ironía.

Existe un estado interior de duda constante, que gatilla la función del pensamiento lineal o lingüístico – lo cual es una manera de llenar el vacío, una respuesta a la angustia – a la vez que ese mismo pensamiento proclama el borramiento de su autor, el ego. Hay una mezcla de distintos afectos que convergen en ese gesto: humildad, orgullo o arrogancia, vergüenza, shock. Se trata de un Alma que en el pasado ha dado significado último a formulaciones del intelecto, que ha intentado poner en palabras aquello que no puede ser dicho, y que ahora plantea cada fórmula intentando disolver y liberar cualquier rastro de creencia o de atribución personal, dejando sólo un sordo resonar de lenguaje vacío, donde se asoma la esperanza de que el ego o el nombre propio no vuelvan a aparecer. Mercurio en la Casa XII en Géminis representa también el potencial de confusión basado en la alternancia interior de puntos de vista basados en razonamiento deductivo –cada pensamiento lineal del tipo A es A genera el pensamiento contrario del tipo A es no-A y eso da lugar a razonamientos en círculo en que las alternativas A o no-A si bien parecen opuestos lógicos, están construidos en base a premisas que no son exactas y por lo tanto, A y no-A son potencialmente errores. Corregir tales errores requiere de distintos procedimientos y ‘ajustes’. Hay que recordar que el Alma de Juan Luis Martínez es un Alma orientada a la cognición, definida internamente por deseos de ‘saber’ y ‘entender’ todas las cosas. Esto está reflejado en el ele nodal de la Luna en los Signos Piscis y Virgo, con el Nodo Sur en Piscis regido por Neptuno en Virgo en la Casa III. Dentro de esto, es también un Alma que ha tenido deseos concentrados de lograr una objetividad fundamental, lo cual está simbolizado en el stellium de planetas en la Casa XI en Géminis, en cuadratura a los Nodos Lunares.

Los deseos de lograr una objetividad así se relacionan también en este nivel con los deseos de suprimir la interferencia subjetiva, es decir, el tema del borramiento del nombre del autor. La objetividad no alcanzada ha sido reemplazada por la proyección de ideas, constructos intelectuales que el Alma ha recogido de todo tipo de fuentes, debido también a factores emocionales de fondo que no han sido reconocidos como tales -los planetas de Géminis cuadrando los Nodos de la Luna. El Nodo Norte de la Luna en Virgo en la Casa II, y el Nodo Norte de Mercurio en Cáncer en la Casa XII, regido por la Luna en Tauro en la Casa X, reflejan una intención de pensar más lento y observar entre las rendijas de los propios pensamientos para entender su eslabonamiento o no eslabonamiento de forma muy precisa a fin de verificar su coherencia lógica (Husserl, otro pensador, un filósofo, obsesionado con la objetividad también tenía a Urano en Géminis en cuadratura a los Nodos Lunares, con Mercurio en Tauro y el Nodo Sur de Mercurio en Piscis conjunto a Neptuno: también en ese caso hay una necesidad de pensar más ‘lento’ , en una vía que conduce de forma progresiva al descubrimiento de la propia subjetividad y de cómo los deseos y estados que definen los estados internos condicionan los arreglos que crea la mente: Marte en Tauro en cuadratura  a los Nodos Lunares en el caso de Husser, reflejando una necesidad de reconocerse a sí mismo como un manojo de deseos e instintos no resueltos que condicionan al ego y la posible objetividad). La paciente corrección de las distorsiones del pensamiento es algo distinto y quizás más humilde todavía, que sólo abrazar los deseos emergentes, en formación, de realizar un sacrificium intellectus en beneficio de una visión no-intelectual.

Husserl - carta natal

Carta natal de Husserl (sin hora natal)

 

La escritura y la ‘gráfica’ de Juan Luis Martínez intenta ser consciente de como el lector construye el texto con su lectura, y en la Nueva Novela, intercala páginas en blanco, símbolos desconocidos o ininteligibles y citas imposibles de verificar, dejando espacios para las proyecciones y construcciones imaginarias de cada lector, y de sí mismo: acotando el espacio regido por la lógica, cartografiando los límites de lo conocido y lo desconocido. Forzando un ejercicio necesario de la memoria, de recordarse a sí mismo para no ser blanco de deducciones incorrectas o proyecciones, para liberarse poco a poco, con cuidado, de las prisiones que crea la mente, en vez de salir de una vez al precio de la disociación, la locura, la fragmentación, y luego, como resultado, el error, la violencia del pensamiento. Quizás para lograr así, paso a paso, no el silencio inmediato, absoluto, sino a lo menos espacios de silencio.

Dos poemas de Juan Luis Martínez

 

LA DESAPARICIÓN DE UNA FAMILIA

(poema)

 

  1. Antes que su hija de 5 años

se extraviara entre el comedor y la cocina,

él le había advertido: “-Esta casa no es grande ni pequeña,

pero al menor descuido se borrarán las señales de ruta

y de esta vida al fin, habrás perdido toda esperanza”.

 

  1. Antes que su hijo de 10 años se extraviara

entre la sala de baño y el cuarto de los juguetes,

él le había advertido: “-Esta, la casa en que vives,

no es ancha ni delgada: sólo delgada como un cabello

y ancha tal vez como la aurora,

pero al menor descuido olvidarás las señales de ruta

y de esta vida al fin, habrás perdido toda esperanza”.

 

  1. Antes que “Musch” y “Gurba”, los gatos de la casa,

desaparecieran en el living

entre unos almohadones y un Buddha de porcelana,

él les había advertido:

“-Esta casa que hemos compartido durante tantos años

es bajita como el suelo y tan alta o más que el cielo,

pero, estad vigilantes

porque al menor descuido confundiréis las señales de ruta

y de esta vida al fin, habréis perdido toda esperanza”.

 

  1. Antes que “Sogol”, su pequeño fox-terrier, desapareciera

en el séptimo peldaño de la escalera hacia el 2º piso,

él le había dicho: “-Cuidado viejo camarada mío,

por las ventanas de esta casa entra el tiempo,

por las puertas sale el espacio;

al menor descuido ya no escucharás las señales de ruta

y de esta vida al fin, habrás perdido toda esperanza”.

 

  1. Ese último día, antes que él mismo se extraviara

entre el desayuno y la hora del té,

advirtió para sus adentros:

“-Ahora que el tiempo se ha muerto

y el espacio agoniza en la cama de mi mujer,

desearía decir a los próximos que vienen,

que en esta casa miserable

nunca hubo ruta ni señal alguna

y de esta vida al fin, he perdido toda esperanza”.

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In this article I look into some dimensions of the Moon archetype from an evolutionary perspective, using the birth chart of Charles Darwin’s as an example.

Moon Archetype – Case study – Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin had the Moon in the 2nd House in Capricorn ruling Cancer on the 8th House cusp. The Sign on the 4th House cusp is Aries, ruled by Mars in the 10th House in Libra forming a Crescent square to the Moon.

The observed evolutionary condition of Charles Darwin’s Soul was the 3rd stage of the Individuated state.

This is the birth chart of Charles Darwin:

Darwin - birthchart

These symbols reflect an emotional nature which comes into the current life fundamentally repressed, and an egocentric structure or personality which is not in contact with the inner emotional states existing within the Soul. There is a prior defense to emotional pain, in which the Soul has chosen to build barriers in order to avoid the impact of intense emotions including pain, grief, guilt, anger and disillusionment. The Moon in Capricorn and the 4th House ruler being in the 10th House reflect an inner state of mourning originating in experiences of loss within family relationships and also specifically children, defining how the individual inwardly feels and its overall tone and patterns of relatedness with self and others- Moon 2nd House, Mars Libra 10th House. The conscious self or ego – Moon – is permeated by feelings of guilt. Guilt correlates with Capricorn, and Capricorn correlates to natural guilt originating in transgression of natural laws, and to induced or artificial guilt, originating in judgement or persecution in name of manmade laws or morals. There are various reasons for natural guilt in Darwin’s Soul, coming from prior lifetimes into the current life. Some of the most important reasons or basis for natural guilt in the birth chart include:

* Guilt based on being away from the family home because of travels the individual desired to make in prior lifetimes. His Soul would have felt that those lengthy travels were very important. When coming back home he would have found that things had gone pretty bad while he was away, sometimes even finding that a loved one, a child, had died. This is reflected in Virgo in the 9th House, Jupiter conjunct Pluto in Pisces, SN in the 5th House square Chiron in the 2nd House, with the SN of Chiron in the 4th House Aries square the Moon in the 2nd House Capricorn; also the Moon forms a biseptile to its own SN in the 5th House, and a septile to Pluto;  Ceres in Pisces is conjunct Pluto and Mercury, and Mercury is the ruler of the Pluto polarity point in the 9th House; Neptune/Saturn 12th House Sagittarius inconjunct the SN.

Travelling was connected with the natural desires in Darwin’s Soul to expand the horizon of knowledge. However, those desires were compounded with various other desires of egocentric or narcissistic nature, including self-interested desires for acclaim or recognition of his own felt specialness-SN in the 5th House Taurus, Venus in Aries; or a delusive feeling of being given a mission ‘from on high’ in connection with knowledge that justified his privileges – Lucifer in the 9th House in Virgo opposed by Mercury/Pluto and Ceres in Pisces, and trine to the SN.

On another level, these types of crises and traumas were based on or conditioned by a consciousness that looks for knowledge or information outside the self, in contrast to what could be an orientation to look for answers in the inner world or through inner pondering. This can be seen in the SN ruler, Venus, being in the 3rd House in Aries, Pluto being in the 3rd House, with the stellium of planets in the 3rd House, and Mars in the 10th House with the Moon in Capricorn.

Charles and his wife Emma had ten children, and two of them died in infancy, recreating loss as a means to access the unresolved inner mourning that defined the current life personality and the inner states experienced on an ongoing basis-Moon.

* Guilt connected to other types of personal loss in experiences of collective trauma involving the death of groups of people through plague or disease. This is reflected in the NN/Uranus conjunction in Scorpio 11th House, Chiron 2nd House Aquarius square the Moon’s Nodes, the Moon in the 2nd House in Capricorn. Guilt originates in Soul desires to be a healer or to help other people heal, but inwardly felt that he did not have necessary knowledge in order to be of help to the group or community. The guilt is based on the feeling of limitation of the knowledge, and all the inner reasons that had prevented the Soul from having more knowledge or actualized capacities.

* Guilt existing in the Soul for sexual reasons. There are various dynamics that are a source of guilt coming from prior lifetimes that are connected to sexuality, based on a dominant sexual nature at an instinctive, basic level, with a predominant masturbatory orientation, and how the Soul’s sexuality has been conditioned by patriarchy. Synthesizing, these dynamics include:

(i) Dynamics involving a lack of discrimination about whom to be sexual with and whom not, relative to the actual reality of people involved. In this dynamic ‘consequences’ are not fully considered because of being carried away by glamourized instinctual attractions-Venus in the 3rd House Aries, as the ruler of the SN in the 5th House Taurus, Mars in the 10th House Libra;

(ii) A chapter of its own about guilt originating in incestuous unions, and within this, incestuous unions that resulted in children being conceived or born. This resulted in trauma for the offspring and the mother, because of judgement, projection or degrees of exclusion by patriarchal society. This can be seen in many symbols in the birth chart but to me the essential symbols to consider are the Mars/Moon square with Mars in the 10th House Libra, ruled by Venus in Aries 3rd House conjunct Vesta in Aries in the 4th House – Venus being the ruler of the SN 5th House Taurus, Uranus in Scorpio conjunct the NN, and also Saturn/Neptune Sagittarius 12th House inconjunct the South Node. Incestuous dynamics with daughters in prior lifetimes can be seen also in these same symbols, and the psychological consequences for development of those daughters in those lifetimes. Incest with sisters can also be seen in Venus in the 3rd House in Aries conjunct Vesta. In essence many of these dynamics involved a narcissistic lack of concern about the actual person to be sexual with, and a feeling of omnipotence or not acknowledging natural limits to the own desires. This is of course the SN in the 5th House Taurus, ruled by Venus in Aries, that inconjuncts NN/Uranus in Scorpio. Love exists in many of these attractions, even deep love in some cases, however, it is expressed through a narcissistic structure based on a wounded ‘inner child’ that continues to seek recognition or acclaim, and that is totally subjective.

(iii) Because of the intensity of sexual repression, coexisting extreme desires for sexual liberation have also created experiences of intense immersion into profane and consuming forms of sexuality in some lives. Further, there is a pre-existing orientation to what is called “dark Eros”, or forms of being sexual, sexual desires to explore that which has been repressed, or is forbidden or taboo from the point of view of society. This is symbolized in Mars 10th House, ruler of Venus in Aries that in turn rules the SN in Taurus, Uranus in Scorpio, Lilith Rx Taurus 5th House conjunct SN, and Capricorn in the 2nd House cusp.

In connection with the sexual nature of the individual, and the sexual dynamics that are a source of natural guilt, a core underlying dynamic has been one of projection of unresolved emotional needs, and affects and feelings that have been repressed and/or dissociated – Moon Capricorn 2nd House ruled by Saturn/Neptune 12th House Sagittarius trine to Venus. These symbols correlate with basic emotional needs that have not been met in childhood creating intense inner states of insecurity that have been repressed. Prior traumatic experiences of loss have induced a response of dissociation. Affects and feelings that have been dissociated in connection with mother figures have been projected or displaced into relationships or attractions to women. Thus, the emergence of the repressed/dissociated sexual and emotional energy, that is accessed through anima figures in Jungian terms, has produced perceptual distortions and glamourized images, fantasies and thoughts that have fueled the attractions. Many times the connections with women have involved shared memories from prior lifetimes at a subconscious level, including very deep and permeating mutual imprint from more ancient lifetimes. There is a traceable story in the types of relationships with women from natural times that then continued to meet in patriarchal times, many times involving a series of unresolved issues and intense conflicts. Patriarchal sexuality, and patriarchal family structure, have nothing to do with natural sexuality and natural family structure. In Darwin’s life, it appears that he was more or less totally committed to his wife and family, and after he married he was always at home. It appears he had an active sex life with his wife for eighteen years or more. Since Darwin married his first cousin Emma, one manifestation of the karmic theme of incest were Darwin’s intense or even excruciating inner questionings about the biological inconveniences of incest or inbreeding, whenever one of the children was sick. Again, Emma and Charles had ten children, and two of them died in infancy.

* Guilt connected with distortions of truth, or lies, or biases in the orientation to knowledge or to how knowledge is communicated, and with the use of words or language and thought forms in general. This has been based, on one side, on beliefs the Soul had which represented much meaning and security, and on the other side, on self-interest or a need to preserve a sense or position of authority, or in order to obtain something he wanted from a subjective, egocentric, point of view. This is reflected in Pluto 3rd House, Pluto polarity point 9th House Virgo, SN 5th House Taurus, and it is confirmed in many ways in the chart. Jupiter and Mercury are also in the 3rd House, both conjunct Pluto in Pisces, Venus 3rd House Aries rules the SN. Thus, an element of personal delusion, a delusory sense of self-importance or grandeur, or a glamourized self-image have allowed, in the past of the Soul, inaccuracies in the narrative and self-narrative in self-serving ways, relative to the individual’s need system. The thinking process has operated in these dynamics as a means to satisfy instinctive needs or egocentric drives.

* Guilt based on a psychological state of futility, which in some lifetimes has prevented doing necessary efforts for the Soul to evolve in the ways intended, through procrastination, self-undermining behavior, and dynamics of avoidance or denial. This is reflected in the Pluto polarity point in Virgo with the Moon in Capricorn in the 2nd House, the South Node in Taurus inconjunct Saturn/Neptune, Mars in the 10th House in Libra. The futility originates ultimately in the unresolved states of mourning, the inner wounding of the Soul resulting from many prior lives traumas, confusion about the causal connections between choices and outcomes – Pluto in Pisces 3rd House square Saturn/Neptune 12th House – and the fixity of the desire nature and the ego structure equaling resistance to necessary change. The futility is part of a psychological state of depression with ruminative self-reproach – Moon 2nd House Capricorn conjunct SNs of Venus and Mercury, with Venus and Mercury in the 3rd House, etc.

Together with the reasons for natural guilt within the Soul, there is also induced or artificial guilt, based on repressive morals, doctrines or religions, coming from the consensus of the society of birth, and the family of birth, which have intensified the feelings of guilt.

We know that the underlying inner causative dynamics of the guilt patterns have been repressed – Capricorn. However, these dynamics, and associated memories, have been erupting into conscious awareness during a series of recent prior lifetimes. This is symbolized by Uranus in Scorpio conjunct the NN within the New phase.

Intense unresolved states of mourning and unresolved PTS exist within the Soul, coming from many prior lifetimes, originating in trauma of loss of family relationships, and children. This is also symbolized by Uranus conjunct the NN in Scorpio, with the Moon in Capricorn in the 2nd House, and is restated by the Moon conjunct asteroid Orpheus, and asteroid Proserpina being Rx in the 8th House at 3° Leo, conjunct Isis, both squaring the Moon’s nodes. In his current life as Charles Darwin the Soul re-experienced emotional loss, including the devastating death of a beloved daughter when she was ten. Darwin wrote in a personal memoir “We have lost the joy of the household, and the solace of our old age”. Darwin had also gone through the loss of a baby son. Darwin’s mother Susannah died when Charles was eight.

The Moon being in Capricorn in the 2nd House square to Mars in the 10th House reflects that the Soul chose to be born through a family defined by consensus values and beliefs in which his emotional needs as a child would go unmet, and where, instead, he would receive the impact of judgments including religious judgments, and a disciplinarian education, all this as an outer reflection of the inner state of emotional repression. The reasons why Darwin’s Soul would choose to be born in this type of family are compound. On one hand, the emotional repression of that type of family would resonate with the inner state of repression and repressed mourning within Darwin’s Soul. Further, there is an evolutionary need to minimize emotional expectations from other people or any external source, as reflected by Cancer on the 8th House cusp ruled by the Moon in Capricorn 2nd House. Also, being born in a wealthy and educated English family allowed the young Darwin to access types of knowledge and experience, including having the right social contacts and funding capacity for his voyage on the Beagle. This was in some way necessary in light of what the Soul intended to accomplish in terms of delivering a message or a book to the Victorian society and to the world at large that would deeply and massively impact on fundamental collective belief structures. This demanded from the Soul’s point of view, to be able to validate the ideas to be presented from the point of view of formal consensus disciplines, as a means to be ‘readable’ but also to appeal to the scientific communities. In turn this demanded having the right type of education, credentials and relationships. Delivering the outcome of many lifetimes of observation of Nature was a pressing issue within Darwin’s Soul. In this sense, choosing his family in that lifetime served in that way for those intentions. This is reflected basically in Pluto in the 3rd House with Mars, its lower octave, in the 10th House Libra, Mars being square to the Moon in the 2nd House in Capricorn.

The mother would have been more or less emotionally and sexually repressed, controlled, emotionally unavailable and not nurturing for the child at a physical and emotional level. Susannah Darwin, or Wedgwood, was already forty-three or forty-four when Charles was born. “She breed doves at their home, and she explained plants and flowers to Charles when he was young. But her health had never been good, and through the years of the marriage she became increasingly weak, and withdrawn from the young children”. It appears that the cause of the mother’s death when Charles was eight related to “gastrointestinal symptoms that were probably a sign of either a severe ulcer or stomach cancer” – Charles’ Moon square Mars, Moon conjunct the SN of Pluto in Capricorn – and also Charles would manifest severe gastrointestinal symptoms, within a series of health issues Darwin faced during his life.

At the time of the mother’s death transiting Ceres was Rx conjunct Charles’ natal Moon; the transiting SN of Ceres was conjunct the natal Saturn, ruler of the Capricorn Moon, within the natal 12th House. Transiting Mars was conjunct the natal, Lunar SN, and most important, transiting Pluto was still in Pisces, within the 3rd House, forming an exact inconjunct to natal Mars in the 10th House which is the ruler of the 4th and 5th Houses. The transiting Nodes were at 25° Taurus and Scorpio, forming a square to Charles’ natal Sun in Aquarius. These symbols reflect that intense emotional insecurity would be triggered within the Soul through the crisis involved in the loss of the mother which in turn would trigger associated memories of prior-lives traumas.

However, with the natal Moon being in the 2nd House, in Capricorn, a need or desire has been in place to control or repress his own sensibility and to restrict the focus of the egocentric consciousness, and to ‘shut down’. Darwin wrote in his Autobiography “My mother died in July 1817, when I was a little over eight years old, and it is odd that I can remember hardly anything about her except her death-bed, her black velvet gown, and her curiously constructed work-table”. In his “Autobiographical fragments” written much earlier, he wrote: “when my mother died I was 8 ½ years old and Catherine one year less, yet she remembers all particulars and events of each day whilst I scarcely recollect anything (and so with very many other cases) except being sent for, the memory of going into her room, my father meeting me – crying afterwards. I recollect my mother’s gown and scarcely anything of her appearance, except one or two walks with her. I have no distinct remembrance of any conversation, and those only of a very trivial nature. I remember her saying “if she did ask me to do something”, which I said she had, “it was solely for my good”.

In Darwin’s chart, Cancer on the 8th House cusp reflects the intensity of the inner states that have been repressed, and the overall intention to metamorphose the egocentric structure, which would need to occur through cyclic experiences of death and rebirth. The need for such intensity of experiences has been created by the fixity of past egocentric orientation. The fixity of past egocentric orientation is symbolized by the SN in the 5th House in Taurus and the Moon in the 2nd House in Capricorn, and Cancer on the 8th House cusp. This has been a causal factor for repressing the emotional states in order to keep heading toward the ego defined goals despite experiencing emotional pain. Uranus conjunct the NN in the 11th House reflects the Soul created need to experience traumatic levels of intensity in order to unlock the emotional states existing within the Soul, and allow the egocentric structure to restructure itself in a new way.

Cancer being in the 8th House cusp, the SN being in the 5th House Taurus, ruled by Venus in Aries, Mars in the 10th House being the ruler of both the 4th and the 5th Houses, and the Moon being in Capricorn in the 2nd House, reflect the intensity of desires for the mother that is denied access by the law of the father. With ‘law of the father’, I mean the patriarchal family structure and sexual regulation thereof, correlating with the Capricorn archetype. It is internalized and reproduced since it constitutes a fundamental basis of patriarchal social structure. It is a sexual economy, since it tells where sexual desire can be placed, and where it cannot be placed, relative to the family structure in which any individual is born, despite the natural affective and sexual nature of the child. This includes of course the prohibition and taboo of incest with the mother. This is what Freud called the Oedipus complex. Patriarchal regulation of family and sexual desire frustrates to some degree the child’s capacity for joy. There is anger at the father because the father archetypically represents norms. Anger against the father is repressed for the sake of maintaining and reproducing the social order. In Darwin’s chart, the crescent square between the Moon and Mars demonstrates the internalization of the law of the father leading to being defined by a state of lack that is symbolized by the Moon in the 2nd House being in Capricorn. Given that the SN ruler Venus is conjunct Vesta in Aries in the 4th House, and the Moon in the 2nd House is conjunct the SN Vesta, both in Capricorn, natural sexual desire for the communal mothers in pre-patriarchal times now became desire for ‘this’ woman who happens to be ‘my’ mother. Because the communal ‘mother’ became a nuclear family ‘mother’, the word “mother” originally referring to a series of women, became a word referring to a specific individual female in each case. Thus, sexual desire was placed in the conflict of either desiring the mother against the law of the father, or accepting the law of the father and repressing sexual desires for the mother.

With the NN of the Moon being in the 11th House Scorpio conjunct Uranus and Chaos, ruled by Pluto in Pisces in the 3rd House, the Soul has already attempted to metamorphose and subvert the prior limitations of the ego structure by totally revolutionizing its existing organization on all levels. Given that the Sun is in Aquarius in the 2nd House, and the Uranus/NN conjunction occurs within the New phase, the intention to revolutionize self continues to be in place for the current lifetime. Why then, did the Soul of Darwin need to create for that lifetime the ‘controlled’ or ‘repressed’ and ‘depressed’ type of ego structure or personality symbolized by the Capricorn Moon? In a few words, I would say a reason lies in the Soul’s need to proceed with extreme caution and prudence. This requirement seems to be a consequence of the level of repression and conditioning, as it coexists with the intensity of desires for liberation. The intensity of the desires to metamorphose, and to disorganize prior personality dynamics, implies a danger of totally destroying the individual’s sense of self. This could translate potentially, for example, in personality disorganization, disassociation or psychosis, as reflected in Uranus Scorpio conjunct NN ruled by Pluto in Pisces with all the Pisces stellium. It is only by means of extreme caution that the Soul can become aware of what needs to change at a personal level, and effect the transformation. The Moon in Capricorn in the 2nd House ruling the 8th House Cancer, relative to the NN in Scorpio in the 11th House implies a Soul commitment to emotional transformation translating into a restricted sense of experience in which self-awareness is limited or confined to that which needs to decay and ultimately die in the personality on a moment to moment basis.

The potential for levels of disorganization or disassociation is implied because of the Soul desires to discover the universe within, and to evolve the egocentric structure. Bottom line Soul desires to discover the inner universe are reflected in the Pisces Pluto and stellium. In Darwin’s life, this would manifest in the ongoing internalization of consciousness from a perception of variety in the phenomenal and natural world, to the inductive and intuitive grasping of very general patterns and laws about how species have come to exist. It is further reflected in the necessary use of imagination and fantasy by Darwin to generate models that led to the evolutionary theory. Also, and in direct connection with the Moon in the 2nd House in Capricorn, these desires manifested within the mourning state as desires to inwardly communicate with the Souls of those who had departed too soon. “We have lost the joy of the household and the solace of our old age,” wrote Darwin, days after the death of her beloved daughter Annie. “Oh that she could now know how deeply, how tenderly we still do and ever shall love her dear joyous face.” Given the symbols in the chart, Darwin may have had dreams in the astral plane based on those Soul desires.

Because of the Mercury/Pluto conjunction in Pisces, 3rd House, is Balsamic, and given that Uranus is conjunct the North Node, the ongoing process of formulating his theory, must have involved cyclic intellectual crises in the organization of the material, needing to start over and over again, and experiencing confusion as a result. Because of the underlying dynamics of futility and self-defeat, the temptation existed at every point to leave the task unfulfilled, and to abandon himself to confusion and futility. The sense of personal identity can be affected through the impact of the subconscious material that is erupting into consciousness that may leave the individual unintegrated and disassociated. Thus, we can see the type of ego structure represented by the Moon in Capricorn 2nd House as a means chosen by the Soul to restrict the focus of conscious consciousness, to ground the sense of self in the embodied experience, even by means of physical pain. A type of ego structure that does not allow much for escapism, avoidance or alienation, because it is inwardly in contact with very uncomfortable issues, dynamics and states, that threaten to create chaos or trauma at every turn. This results in a type of ego that desires to be actively involved in its life or that desires to be responsible for its life and its ongoing inner states. This is quite different than living in a world of pure theory or scientific exploration. However, Darwin did in fact postpone much inner exploration ‘in the name’ of science and his focus in his career – Capricorn – based on his sense of having special mission to accomplish. While doing so, he was all along the way confronted by his own inner darkness, and his own limitations, and called back to himself by the bodily experience of illness. Capricorn correlates with reflection, and in time, reflection allows for understanding. Again, reflection involves higher cognitive functions and promotes impulse control. The embodied experience, and the experience of physical and emotional pain, was being used by the Soul to create a type of ego that allows the Soul for a more realistic consciousness, relative to the potential embodied and concrete outcomes of every choice or action, in connection with the causal inner dynamics. Also, a type of ego that could be determined and persistent in face of seemingly unsurmountable difficulties – at least from his subjective point of view – and that would live a very simple life most of its lifetime at home, in order to concentrate the efforts in both family and career.