Celebrity Astrology: Horoscope of Augusto Pinochet Ugarte

December 12, 2006 by  

Young General - Horoscope of Augusto Pinochet

The 91-year-old former dictator of Chile died Sunday of heart disease complications. His is an interesting horoscope, and one that is somewhat difficult for me to examine. As someone who grew up in Eastern Europe, the sight of Chilean leftist refugees from Pinochet’s regime is not unknown to me. The terror he wreaked on Chile is undeniable.

Augusto Pinochet Ugarte Horoscope


The extreme coldness of the temperament is immediately apparent. In particular, Mercury in Scorpio in the sixth house is downright icy, a fact not helped by its contacts with several very cold planets in cold signs. This is not a warm and cuddly creature we are dealing with here. Disposited by a relative weak Mars in Leo, this Mercury does not indicate a man overflowing with the milk of human kindness.

The prenatal eclipse on August 15, 1915, closely squared the natal Sun, bringing it to the forefront, as it were. The Sun is very important for honor and achievement, so just that bit of information can tell us here is someone destined for something greater.

Jupiter rules the Midheaven (it may, in fact, be Mars, he was born just after 7:30 p.m.). There are no planets in the 10th house of profession, so will have to look primarily at Jupiter, and its aspects. Jupiter is in its own sign Pisces in the ninth house, which does not evoke a military man, so much as a cleric. This is one reason I believe that in fact it may be Mars that rules the 10th house. But we have to work with what we’ve got before us.

Jupiter is very strong and is trine by Moon in Cancer in the second house, which is also very strong because it is in its own domicile; it also exalts Jupiter, further strengthening the tie between the two planets. So we see that the career is going to be very successful and highly lucrative. However, all is not well here. The Moon is also conjunct Saturn in its detriment in Cancer. Whenever the malefics (especially ones as badly dignified as this one) afflict a good configuration like this Moon trine Jupiter, we can say that the career will succeed through evil means, and/or the public standing will end in disgrace.

Jupiter is also square Venus in the seventh house, showing partners, and open enemies. The two planets are in strong mutual reception. Incidentally, Venus is in a terrible mutual reception with Lord of the ascendant, Mercury. There is a strong sense that the native will continually battle his enemies, and both he and his career will be defined by his antagonism with them.

Finally, Jupiter trines that frozen Mercury, Lord of the ascendant. Jupiter, being in Pisces, is in the detriment in fall of Mercury; the career will hurt the man. One cannot help but conclude that Pinochet’s love of power (Lord 10) and money from office (Mercury in sign of Lord 11) did not do good for his soul.


5 Responses to “Celebrity Astrology: Horoscope of Augusto Pinochet Ugarte”

  1. Pinochet « episthemologie on December 12th, 2006 8:37 pm

    […] Por ocasiao da morte, é inevitável que astrólogos se questionem sobre o caráter desse homem. A nina do gryphon astrology fez uma análise breve da personalidade do homem e de sua vida política. Uma das coisas que acho perda de tempo sao as tentativas de caracterizar sua “maldade”. Nao vejo uma maldade particular nesse tipo de homem. O que vejo é uma covardia e um orgulho narcisista/hipócrita, que impede que veja as barbaridades que comete em funçao de “crenças” que na verdade defende para ganho próprio. Se Pinochet foi assassino, também o é Bush, e também dona Margaret Tatcher, que elogiou Pinochet por “estabelecer a democracia na américa latina” e também o monetarista Milton Friedmann, economista que também morreu por esses dias, que foi “consultor informal” de Pinochet e tinha como lema que “a liberdade civil vem da liberdade economica”. […]

  2. gryphonastrology on December 12th, 2006 9:00 pm

    Dear Yuzuru,

    Thanks for the trackback. I find your proposed rectification of Pinochet’s chart using firdaria very interesting and suggestive. I think we are actually in agreement on the fact that Pinochet was not evil, as much as he simply did not care very much about other people.

    However, and this is why I spent some time dwelling on this, he was going to have an illustrious career no matter which way you sliced it. The combination of the personality and the career would give the predictable result of ruthlessness to his enemies – he was famously cavalier upon learning of the suicide of Allende, and in recordings from that time, he joked about the difficulty of disposing of Allende’s body. Cold and careerist, I would say.


  3. Gary Calderone on December 14th, 2006 11:16 am

    On Aug 15, 1915 the Moon was in Libra. Did you mean the solar eclipse on Aug 10th at 17 Leo? That would tie into his natal Mercury/Mars square (Mercury being L1 makes it all the more important).

  4. gryphonastrology on December 14th, 2006 2:21 pm

    Dear Gary,

    Yes, that is what I meant – thanks for catching it. This also makes me wonder about Mars ruling the 10th, in case he was born a few moments after 7:30.


  5. -pd= on December 18th, 2006 9:37 am

    It’s a bit of a challenge for me to “see” the man behind this chart without benefit of the “modern” planets Uranus, Neptune, Pluto. But this does tell a lot, especially the Moon-Saturn conjunction in Cancer on the cusp of the 2nd, telling a tale of a brutally cold upbringing that led him to ally himself with his country’s moneyed class. (From what I’ve read, Chile has had a long history of being sharply and sometimes violently divided between the propertied and laboring classes.) And the 6th house Sun would incline to a life of service to the interests of others.
    But I wonder why you consider the Mars in Leo “relatively weak.” To my way of thinking, it is strong in its own fiery triplicity, and inclines one to situations of command and a love of power.
    I’d certainly vote for an Aries MC with Mars ruling, for a military career.

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