Tag: Locational Astrology

Life on a Paran: Mercury Rising and Pluto Rising

In locational astrology, a paran is a line that circles the earth latitudinally. Each paran has an origin point: a location where two rising, setting, MC or IC lines intersect. It is from this parallel that the paran line emerges east and west, like a ribbon around the globe. Any paran’s orb of influence is up to 2 degrees north or south of the line.

I recently left Minneapolis, MN, on the 44th parallel North, where I lived for 18 months. I have a Mercury rising/Pluto rising paran passing right through Minneapolis, and learned a good deal about what this meant for me by living there and observing its influence.

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Relocating Rajneesh: the Astrocartography of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

I’ve been enjoying a new documentary series on Netflix called Wild Wild Country, which tells the many-faceted tale of the short-lived Oregon city of Rajneeshpuram, a former 100-square mile ranch repurposed into a small, revolution-focused city in devotion to Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh.

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, later known as Osho

Rajneesh was born on the 11th of December, 1931, at 5:13 PM in Bhopal, India.

Sun: 18′ Sagittarius 28″

Noteworthy in the natal chart of Rajneesh:

  • an abundance of out-of-bounds Capricorn planets: the Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars are all out of bounds here, marking Rajneesh as a wonderful subject for a post, and of course an interest to me! These planets are gathered between his Sagittarius Sun and Capricorn Saturn and distributed in the 7th and 8th houses.
  • an angular Sun, within five degrees of the DC
  • Uranus conjunct Lilith at 14/15 Aries in the 11th house (of course, Mercury has just stationed retrograde at 16 Aries and I just so happen to be researching the bones off this fella.), square his Moon/Venus conjunction
  • Neptune at 7 Virgo in the 4th house, trine Mercury (6 Capricorn) and within 7 degrees of the IC. This is a very magnetic Neptune. I mean, look at this man’s eyes. Just beautiful. Transfixing.
  • Vertex at 3 Scorpio–remember this for later.

At some point (and I should really get the Rajneesh book so I can know exactly when), the Bhagwan relocated to Pune, India, and from there created a large ashram that was shared with his followers. Here is Rajneeshes’s natal chart relocated to Pune:

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