Saturday, 8 April 2017

The jockey who raced again

When National Hunt jockey Declan Murphy suffered a disastrous fall at Haydock Park in 1994, after winning all the major races that season, the Racing Post published his obituary. But as he explains here, a furious determination got him back in the saddle.  April 6

The powerful solar eclipse of February 26 continues to create events in its wake which contain the essence of its message. At Haydock Park, the eclipse fell in the 8th house making hard aspects to the Jupiter-Mars-Uranus-Pluto T-square straddling the meridian.

The eighth house generally rules all matters relating to death, decay, fear, anxiety and loss. Transits through this house often show a need to consolidate and accept the loss of elements of life that are no longer fruitful or have served their purpose. Traditional astrology relates the eighth house to crisis, hidden matters, anguish of mind, poison and deadly fears; yet psychological astrology often refers to it as a house of inner transformation and growth [1].

Ebertin’s key phrases for Mars-Uranus-Pluto are “injury, accident”. On the MC with  Mars and Uranus are the asteroids Sisyphus and Phaethon. Martha Wescott [2] gives us the following definitions:

SISYPHUS: Starting over; the “uphill climb;” feeling like you're runnin' against the wind! It’s having to “go back to the beginning;” getting the rug pulled out from under you just as you thought you were getting somewhere; dogged rejection of defeat.

PHAETHON: Instances that involve cars, transport, driving; other forms of recklessness—feeling out of control—as though you’ve taken on more than you can handle; having trouble keeping to the middle of the road!

Regular readers will know that eclipses are active on the days progressed angles move over them. On April 6, the date of the news, the progressed Descendant conjoins the eclipse degree thereby triggering it.

But now here is the real surprise. The Sabian symbol of the eclipse degree[3] is:

8-9 deg Pisces: A Jockey Spurs His Horse, Intent On Outdistancing His Rivals.

So what is the eclipse really saying here? It is suggesting that even after a near death experience because one was reckless one can try again and redo things after the inner transformation and growth that has occurred since.

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