Two important uses of Planetary Pictures are to find the natal promise in a
person’s horoscope, and to find the timing of specific events. When the Uranian astrologer is
faced with any question, he knows that one of the planetary pictures of interest is A + B - C,
where A, B, and C are specific planets or personal points that apply to the question. When the
person’s horoscope has been placed in 90° notation and the movable dial is centered on the thumbtack
around which it rotates, the Uranian astrologer asks the horoscope the question by finding the midpoint
of A + B and locating C. He then establishes the position of D by marking it on the chart at a distance
from the arrow equal to the distance between the arrow and C. The equation is now A + B - C = D.
This means that there is an axis where A + B = C + D, or in shorthand notation, A/B = C/D.
If a planet occupies the D position, known as a Sensitive Point, the definition of the planet
describes the answer to the question as a promise of the natal chart. Once this Sensitive Point is
determined, the astrologer looks across the dial to the semi-square and sesquiquadrate position and to
each of the 22°30' positions to get further definition.
Should nothing occupy any of these equivalents of the Sensitive Point, the astrologer determines,
by true Solar Arc Direction, when a planet will occupy this point. In order to rectify or validate a
birth time, the astrologer uses this Solar Arc technique with known dates of past events in the
person’s life and planetary pictures that correspond to these events. Of course, the Uranian astrologer
makes use of the TransNeptunian “planets” and thus has many Planetary Pictures to work with in his
search for corrections to the Midheaven and Ascendant.
As an example of the first use, consider the question, “Can I be an author?
Is it in my chart?” To answer this question, the astrologer knows there are
at least three planetary pictures to consider.
They are: Me + Ne - Su - Author
Su + Ju - Me - Success through writings
Su + Ze - Me - To be leading in writing
[“Ze” is “Zeus”; described later in the section on
The first two planetary pictures will be discussed below. The third planetary picture involves Zeus,
a TransNeptunian “planet.” These “planets” will be discussed later. Figure 5 shows the horoscope of the
person who asked the question; figure 5a is the same horoscope in 90° notation. Note that the horoscope
has glyphs and locations for the traditional planets, the Personal Points, and the TransNeptunian
“planets.” The Personal Points include the Midheaven, the Ascendant, the Vertex, the Equatorial Ascendant,
the Sun, the Moon, the North Node, and the Aries Point.
The first planetary picture (see figure 6) is created when the 90° Dial is superimposed on this
horoscope. On the dial, the distance between Mercury and Neptune is 25°24'. The midpoint (half-sum) of
these two is seen in figure 6 to be at 68°06' and Mercury + Neptune - Sun is at 73°04'. This is exactly
22°30' from the Vertex, a very personal point meaning that authorship is “fated” for this person.
Authorship, of course, can range from writing advertising copy to writing a best seller. The second
planetary picture is shown in figure 7 (same horoscope with the pointer of the dial redirected).
The midpoint of Sun and Jupiter is indicated at 65°41' and Sun + Jupiter - Mercury equals 50°34'.
This is again exactly the Vertex, and is another indication of an affirmative answer to the question.
A total review of the horoscope, in both the classical and 90° format, and examination of additional
planetary pictures is required before a definite answer to any question is given.