The twelve divisions in the horoscope are called the Houses and each house describes a different aspect of life. Sometimes there are planets and points within these divisions and sometimes there is none. If one knows their birth time and location then the divisions of life can be interpreted accurately against the backdrop of the Zodiacal signs.
Martin Bryant’s chart has 24 degrees of Pisces on the Ascendant
Houses and Zodiacal Signs are completely different however some Astrologers combine descriptions of Houses with the natural sequence of the Signs.
The signs do have an ordered sequence starting with Aries and ending with Pisces. The houses work anti clockwise and always start with the ascendant or 1st house degree. When one can calculate the Ascendant degree (1st house) one is then working with proper astrology.
The above chart for Martin Bryant shows 24 degrees Pisces on the ascendant with Chiron and then Saturn and Black Moon Lilith and the Moon in Aries – all in the 1st house. The signs and houses usually cross and inter mesh in each other.
The ascendant or 1st house represents your body and somatic experiences. It can represent your outer mask or persona in life. The ascendant sign can describe the main expression of personality as opposed to Sun Sign descriptions . The ascendant acts like a filter for the expression of all the other planets in the natal chart.
The Ascendant is your life force and health – your appearance – your smells and auras.
Marti Bryant killed 35 people in Tasmania 1996
One could say that Bryant’s somatic life is one of isolation and melancholia. Chiron in the watery sign of Pisces represents some kind of chronic ailment at the ascendant. Some Pisces ascendant folk with Chiron conjunct the Ascendant have reported experiences about oral health issues.
Around the 8th of April 2009 the planet Uranus will cross Bryant’s ascendant degree. Uranus at the ascendant can be felt in the body like an electric – shock or a sudden and exciting experience in life. Uranus on the ascendant is like a surge for freedom and physical change for the person.
Uranus represents flight and radical stimuli from ones environment. The Solar Fire interpretation of Uranus transiting the Ascendant is;
“Life and relationships can take on a certain sparkle during this transit, which can be both exciting and a little frightening. With any Uranus transit there is an urge for freedom. For you there is now an urge to break out and express yourself in new ways, particularly in your primary relationship. The more you have held yourself back, or others have held you in the past the more urgently you now feel the need for change.” (edit) written by Stephanie Johnson. SF
This particular Solar Fire interpretation doesn’t take into account that Pisces is the rising degree or other planets are close to Bryant’s Ascendant. (There are other very good detailed reports in Solar Fire astrology program).
So it seems that an exciting new physical experience is on the way for Martin Bryant. The natal planets in his first house describe painful and restrictive elements to his personality. He can potentially use Lilith to express the deeply repressed and non integrated parts of his personality. In my view Bryant’s anger is primarily about his mother. With his Aries Moon opposite Mars.
One would hope that Bryant has been doing some good therapy work whilst in prison. Perhaps some dental therapy? Seeing as though Bryant isn’t up for parole any time soon – around the month of April 2009 there is an exciting albeit brief surge of freedom in his life.
The Progressed charts show his Sun directing to Venus. Venus is emphasised at the 4th cusp which relates to Family and endings in life. Venus is the ruler of Bryant’s eighth house of death and operations. Venus is also the natural ruler for Kidneys.
My prediction is there is change in his family at this time and he is stuck in prison. Bryant may also require treatment for ailments that have become life threatening. Bryant also simply experiences a strange new quality to his life in prison.
News on today the 24th April 2009 reveals that a book outlining Martyn Bryants life is to be released next week.
Robert Wainwright & Paola Totaro must have interviewd Bryant and his family over the months to compile this book on his troubled life.
Some very interesting details about Bryants life have been revealed in the book. The News story about Bryant last week