Free Astrology Readings: Horary Astrology – “Did My Friend Poison Me?”

October 16, 2007 by  

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Horary Astrology Question:

A very good friend of mine from graduate school got me an interview which led to a job doing research in the same lab as her. She had been working there 10 years prior to me when I started. She was very fond of her boss and considered herself his second wife or work wife as she called it. During my employment the boss and I had developed a very good rapport of which she became very jealous. She would taunt me with her suspicions of a relationship between the boss and myself, which I tried unsuccessfully to explain to her was completely unfounded and ridiculous.

One day I became very sick and had to be hospitalized. Although every kind of test from blood tests to a lumbar puncture were run, the neurologists were at a loss to determine what casued my strange symptoms and just attributed it to a viral infection that attacked my brain stem.

We often prepared lunch for each other in the lab and just prior to my becoming ill, my good friend of 18 years prepared lunch one afternoon that she refused to eat. She said it was just for me. I thought it was unusual because she ate just a cold cut sandwich and she hated to eat a cold lunch, but she was so insistent on not eating the hot prepared lunch and I never thought anything of it. However, another friend of mine believes she could have put a neural toxin into my lunch. She does use them in her research and my other friend believes her jealousy was her motive. So she had means and motive, but did she do it?

—T.


Nina Gryphon:

Dear T.,

If there was an award for most dramatic question, yours would surely be one of the top contenders. I confess that my initial reaction was: “There is no way.” But as I looked at the chart, I became less certain. The horoscope for your question is below:

Horary Astrology - Free Astrology Readings: Horary Astrology – “Did My Friend Poison Me?”

I believe there are two main houses with which we are concerned here: the 11th house, which represents your friend, and the 12th house, which represents secret enemies. The way that the rulers of these houses interact with your planets will give us a sense of whether there was something more to the situation that was apparent.

You’re represented by Jupiter, ruler of the first house of self, and also by the Moon. The first thing which jumped out at us is the separating aspect between the Moon and the sun in Libra on the cusp of the 11th house of friends. While the Sun does not represent your friend as such, we do see that something nasty happened to you recently, perhaps not unconnected with your friend. You also mentioned that you left that job on difficult terms, so perhaps this is a reference to that event.

We do see that your friend seems to hate you; as you say, she certainly seems to have a motive. She would be represented by the ruler of the 11th house, Venus in Virgo, the sign of its fall. Benefic planets that are in debility represent situations or people that look good on the outside but are rotten within. Venus in Virgo is in the detriment of Jupiter, thereby hating or harming whatever Jupiter represents. Jupiter represents you.

Note that Venus has recently separated from an opposition by antiscion to the Sun. This would be the very Sun that just contacted your Moon. Contact by antiscion always represents matters that are hidden, and this is but one of two major antiscial contacts in the chart.

More disturbingly, we see that the Moon has just separated from an opposition to Mars by antiscion. Mars rules the 12th house of secret enemies, and it is in the sign of its fall. This gives us a sense that your illness was, in the words of William Lilly, “more than natural.” Perhaps most dramatically, we have a very close aspect between Venus and Mars, a sextile precise down to the minute. So this nasty Mars is closely linked with the planet representing your friend.

Note also Venus and Mars’s separating aspects to Saturn, which rules the second house of food. Saturn itself is debilitated by its close conjunction to the malefic South node, and its placement by sign also shows your food harming you. Saturn is in the detriment of Jupiter, just like Venus. Both Venus and Saturn are closely square the ascendant, afflicting your body, specifically the head, which is associated with the first house.

The evidence seems rather troubling, and the chart reflects the many hidden aspects of the situation. I cannot say whether neural toxins were involved, if she merely coughed on your food, or if she was sticking pins in a voodoo doll. Any of these are equally possible with the 12th house, and we should not automatically assume the worst.

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