Natal Chart – inner wheel; Progressed Chart – mid wheel; Death transit – outer wheel – Dec 5, 2013 Johannesburg: 20:50 (time estimate)
Dec 5 transits of note:Transiting Sun transiting over the south node of Uranus (14 Sag) & south node of Venus (15 Sag) (not pictured); transit of Mercury square transit of Neptune; Pallas Athene opposition to Chiron; Jupiter trine Saturn;
The transiting Sun gave more life-force to the day and the journey due to the influence of the south nodes of Uranus and Venus. Mercury square Neptune allowed for a letting go; it is a dissolving or relinquishing influence. Pallas Athene in opposition to Chiron is suggestive of a sense of the coming together of a right moment, of a merging into one, a rebirth to a higher plane of consciousness. Jupiter trine Saturn also allows for actualization to occcur.
Transits to the Natal & Progressed Chart:
Transiting Sun (13 Sag) in the 12th house conjunct progressed Mars (14 Sag).
Transiting Venus (24 Cap) in the 2nd house in opposition to natal Sun (25 Cancer)
Transiting Jupiter (19 Cancer) in the 8th house trine natal Moon (20 Scorpio) in the 12th house
Transiting Mars in the 10th (28 Virgo) opposition Eris (28 Pisces) in the 4th house
Transiting south node in Taurus in 5th house/north node in Scorpio 11th house – square natal (6 Leo) & progressed Neptune (9 Leo) 8th house
Quick Thoughts on the astrology of the transition chart: The transiting Sun conjunct progressed Mars and also the south nodes of Uranus and Venus created enough energy or momentum for the transition to occur. Venus and Jupiter will often show up in a death chart. Venus and the second house correlates specifically to survival. Mortality is a Capricorn archetype. Venus was currently transiting Capricorn and opposing the natal Sun which is situated in the 8th house – a death signature. The transit of Venus is also the ruler of the transiting south node in Taurus. The south node of Taurus was transiting the 5th house – a vitality or life force house. The karmic axis (the north and south nodes) in square to Neptune in the 8th house. Neptune is the planet that correlates to source – is suggestive of the soul choosing this karmically destined moment for transition. The transit of Mars opposition to Eris in Pisces is suggestive of the building and overtaking desire to transcend -to leave the body and to merge into oneness with source (Pisces) – the motivating force to leave the body and to return “home” (4th house).