Celebrity Astrology: Horoscope of Augusto Pinochet Ugarte
December 12, 2006 by admin
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.
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.