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The latitudes of Hell
« How old is she ? », I ask my spouse, referring to a newly met friend. « About your age », she replied, « she is born in 1978 ». « Then no wonder she has such a hard time in Kochi » I immediately answer back. I just happen to know that for people around my age, both Orcus and Pluto were located around 10° North latitude at birth, which is the latitude of Kochi, India. Relocating with Pluto and Orcus on top of your head isn’t generally recommended unless you know what you are doing: very few people can cope with that kind of planetary influences.
Usually, precise birth time is a heavy requirement for Astro-Cartography, and rightfully so. Most influential factors such as planetary lines can move a hundred mile in the span of a few minutes. However, one factor, namely the latitude of a planet, does not vary that fast. In fact, for slow moving planetary bodies, its variations are remarkably slow. To illustrate my point, let’s look at three slow moving planetary bodies that are frequently associated with the shadow realm: Pluto, Orcus and Ixion.
The evolution of their latitude is shown in Figure 1. As we can observe, the latitude of these three bodies varies at a rate inferior to half a degree per year. For example, Pluto and Orcus were hoovering at the same latitude than that of Kochi for about five years, (1976-1980) and anybody born in this timeframe and living in Kochi will therefore resonate with them (I experienced this fact first-handed). Similarly, people born in between 1996 and 1999 and living at 1° North latitude will resonate with Orcus.
Figure 1. Latitude of Pluto, Orcus and Ixion as a function of time. The dashed vertical line corresponds to year 1978, and intersects Pluto and Orcus slightly above 10° North. In other words, anybody born in 1978 moving to a location of latitude 10° North will resonate with Pluto and Orcus.
Implications on Mundane Astrology
The phenomenon described above yields huge implications when it comes to mundane astrology. For example, think about Singapore: a city state of such a small size that it doesn’t offer any relocation possibilities except leaving the home country. For the Singaporean born between 1996 and 1999, they will have to either incorporate the planetary energy of Orcus (since the latitude of Singapore is 1.3 North) or leave the country. As we see, the fact that latitude varies slowly over the years for outer planets may explain potent trends worldwide. The study of such trends can be called mundane Astro-Cartography.
For instance, Ixion has been hovering for forty years over countries such as Brazil, South Africa and Madagascar, possibly leaving its mark in the form of Favelas, political unrest and downfall (Africa, Madagascar), while Orcus silently isolated countries such as Nicaragua, Honduras, and more recently Venezuela and Colombia, and in Africa, Soudan, Cameroon, Nigeria and more recently the democratic republic of Congo. Interestingly, in the 50’s, both Orcus and Pluto were located at 23-24° North, hovering over China and Taiwan, a timeframe that indeed corresponds with hardship for these two countries. In more recent times however (1980-2000), Haumea hovered over China and Taiwan (from 24° North to 15° North), as well as Saudi-Arabia and UAE providing them with abundance and wealth.
Of course, these global effects need to be modulated with each of the concerned countries’ charts. Yet I hope you are now convinced that the slow evolving latitude of potent planetary bodies contributes in shaping the world as we experience it today. Hence the term mundane Astro-Cartography.