THE AGE POINT SYSTEM - Part 6 copyright, Andrew J. Bevan, 2006
The Age Point directed to the Rulers of the Houses
direction of the Age Point to the body of a planet (or
secondarily to the hard aspect i.e. opposition or square of that
planet) is the indication of an important event or issue appearing in
the life of the native. The event signified by the presence of that
planet in a sign will register either as the Age Point crosses over
the body of that planet, although it may bid its effects as the Age
Point is directed over the cusp and enters the sign containing that
is the accidental meanings of the planets that deal with the specifics
of the mundane world. It is the time and place of birth that
differentiates the individual from all other individuals born that
same day, that determines the ascendant and also those specific signs
and degrees located on the cusp of all the other houses. The planets
receive their accidental significations from their rulership in the
degrees on the cusp of those houses.
significations that a planet receives either through its accidental
location in house (see chapter 4) or through its accidental
rulership of house is that what actually goes on in the chart. It
gives a new meaning, a local and actual meaning, to the terms of
benefic and malefic. While the planet Jupiter can essentially be a
benefic though nature of its own powers and through essential
dignities gathered from its celestial state, it still accidentally performs
as a malefic in the chart if it has rulership i.e. over the 8th
house. I take the 8th house as an example here because as the
house of sex, death and taxes, the 8th house has such a profound
effects on the boundaries of our sense of reality and identity. Where
the ruler of the 8th house is located in the chart, this is where the
native is brought to the fence and close to the boundaries between
worlds. The meaning of the 8th house is the merging point of import
and discovery, export and loss.
while the Age Point crossing over the body of Saturn, who is
damaged in the sign of his fall, Aries, and who also is the
ruler of the 8th house, might knock the native across the head with a
hammer or spade, another client with Jupiter as the ruler of
the 8th house, located in his own sign Pisces, and
reported a 'close to death experience' through what she described as
being overwhelmed by the presence and direct experience of a spiritual
will get to dealing with the 8th house in detail in the paragraph
allocated to this topic, but I might mention here that while working
with anything that deals with the eight house tends to scare the shit
out of us, I like to think of it as an opportunity for maintenance,
correction and also initiation and growth.
malefics Mars and Saturn are brutish and of labour. They are
the sticks and stones, hammer and spade of the solar system. They can
be pretty handy to have round the house when there's a job to be done.
But the consequence is dire when they spontaneously fly off through
the air in their own ill-tempered fashion. In comparison, the benefics
Venus and Jupiter don't bash you up in quite the same manner. They are
like sugar and grapes, wallet and wine - but may catch you by
surprise and get themselves into infortune through excess and social
indiscretion. Always consider whether the planet possesses essential
dignities, i.e. is in own sign, exaltation, triplicity etc. because
this will always improve the quality of that planet and rather tend to
bring about some good resources, progress, advancement or satisfaction
- rather than downfall.
When the Age Point joins with the ruler of the First house
is an important transition period for the native and events may occur
that are of strong personal significance. The interests and position
of the native are fortified, often with considerable commitment,
exposure or personal involvement. There is a possibility of asserting
or reasserting the personality, by competitiveness, definition or
maybe matters attended imply adjustments of health or personal
appearance. It could be a good time for writing a book or a biography,
for personal promotion and publicity but it could be wise to beware
how personal affairs get out in the press according to the state of
the planet and other significations in the chart. Affairs in
particular: Health, identity, promotion, pioneering, copyrights, etc.
The Age Point joined with the ruler of the Second house
conjunction to the ruler of the second house bears an interesting
meaning because with the second house the native pours him or herself
into things. This house acquires, invests and facilitates.
I like the word ‘invest’ because this does not mean only
attachment and accumulation in the world of the material but it also
means opening new doors and investing oneself in direction of the
future. The second house is more enterprising than one might assume.
It is having faith and belief in things and taking a stand on those
points or issues. The house might show money, but more so it deal with
liquidity, the tools to a means of turning things over. So when the
Age point joins with the ruler of the second house there is often
fortune and opportunity in accord with the nature of the sign on the
cusp of the second and the strength, dignity and essential state of
that planet who is the ruler.
Age Point in conjunction with the ruler of the Third house
third house deals with the here and now, and the immediate environment.
It is about facilitating the moment and making things available to the
general public. Being operative, making connections and making sure
that things are attainable and in the position to get about. With the
third house the native is involved in the relatedness between things
and wants to be in the position to express, interact and trade
opinion. As the Age Point joins with the ruler of the third house
there is an increase in activity, business and local involvement. It
would be an appropriate time for a new interest, a course, acquiring a
new basic understanding of essential tools, or learning a new language.
There could be interest into writing, media, communication, local
politics or community welfare. Frequently there are events connecting
to the brothers and sisters of the native, sometimes the focus is
neighbours or neighbourhood.
Age Point joined with the ruler of the Fourth house
Age Point joining to the ruler of the fourth house will often provide
for the dealings of real estate. A description of the property, its
quality and location may be given according to the nature, location
and essential state of that planet. The ruler of the fourth house may
also show bringing things to a conclusion or end, dead and buried so
to speak. But I have not seen this in reference to the death of the
native or other relations, for that sake. It is more like gaining
control, putting a cap on things and might be a good time for
concealment or hiding things away. Coming to ones senses.
the Age Point joins with the ruler of the Fifth house
is a time of creative opportunity, a time of self-appliance, getting
into things and expressing the self. Matters like love affairs,
recreational ventures and children come into play. It could mean
having a baby. The nature of the planet and its location by sign and
other essential dignities tell more about the surrounding
circumstances. For instance, the planet Saturn will on its own accord
often confront the native with responsibility and maturity. But it
could be that pregnancy was unanticipated and simply the consequence
of having fun. The expression of a planet is always better if the
planet is dignified, or in other ways well integrated into the chart.
The conjunction between the Age Point and the ruler of the fifth is
generally speaking quite a fortunate omen, showing a period of
opportunity providing both an expression and confirmation of personal
worth. The fifth house rules fun-loving play and speculation.
Sometimes there is a project that carries into the field of art and
entertainment. A bit like the second house the native invests himself
but essentially on a more existential level.
Age Point directed to the ruler of the Sixth house
sixth house deals primarily with function and efficiency. To deal with
the tasks and toil of every day routines it is important to have a suitably
equipped working environment. When the Age Point connect to the ruler
of the 6th the native may be fitting him or herself for work, maybe in
the process of armying up gathering together and assembling skills and
tools. The health, readiness and aptness of the native are an
important issue. There may be the need to brush up on health or diet.
When the Age Point connects to the ruler of the 6th there are issues
relating to either health or work in general. Because the 6th house is
a cadent house, there may be something that is hard to get and out of
reach. It may present and obstacle for a relationship.
The Age Point joined to the ruler of the Seventh house
the essence of the 7th house concerns the building of bridges and the
native travelling out into the world to mirror him or herself some
cause or project. In most cases ruler of the 7th house does involve
marriage or a contract of partnership or agreement. Do look for the
good and the opportunity for growth. Other times the target is not
marriage but the native may travel abroad, or to some foreign place,
or participate in a social enterprise of consultancy or
representation, like in politics. The 7th house rules partners, yes, but
primarily opponents. When dealing with the 7th house the native is in
the battlefield, so to speak. It shows the native meeting up with but
also getting in the way for the actions of others and the native may
need to put up a defence. If Jupiter is ruler of the 7th and in an ill
position, the native has to guard against the exaggerated confidence,
foolishness and reckless behaviour of another party, or else become
victimised. With the ruler of the 7th in particular it might be hard
to see things coming. Fate and destiny may be connected to being able
to say stop and get off at the right time. Now there's a thought...
The Age Point directed to the ruler of the Eighth house
Age Point crossing the ruler of the 8th house is in my opinion one of
the highlights of a chart because it is so evident in its effects. The
8th house challenges the personality and disrupts our understanding of
a settled world. It is the box of taboos - death, taxes, sex,
psychology, surgery and the occult, just about anything that is difficult
to talk about. The 8th house takes us up to and often beyond the point
of control. Those charts were there is a strong emphasis on the 8th,
often people may acquire extraordinary skills, the surgical know-how,
the therapeutic competence that endows them with power to resolve
problem but which they probably initially seek because of an initiate
experience of lack of power. With the Age Point conjuncts the ruler of
the 8th house there is the liability of an accident; i.e. with Saturn
by falls or heavy objects; Mars by heat or sharp objects like spears
or knives; Mercury in the traffic. Its time to be careful and take
care of your self, your needs. Even with Venus there may be an
existential crises and psychological breakdown. Through its higher
expression the connection with the ruler of the 8th can be a period of
initiation, profound research, probing, discovery and personal
growth. Basically, it is a time of correction and maintenance. It is a
time to stay alert, to look left, look right, look left again and
make sure that the tools are in the right hands.
When the Age Point joins with the ruler of the Ninth house
The lord of the 9th house frequently expresses itself through matters
of higher education, long distance travel, legal affairs and marriage.
The key issue is the natives freedom to expand horizons of concept and
participation along with the requirement of having secured the correct
certification or passport that permits the native to such a level of
participation. The 9th house represents the access keys.
The certification of a higher education qualifies and permits the
native to expand into the world at a higher level of participation.
Marriage is essentially a legal document that secures the rights of
matrimony. When the Age Point crosses the ruler of the 9th
you might have to attain a passport or be called to court. When my
natal Moon registered, which is ruler of the 9th and void
of course in Aquarius, I was called to court to witness (the Moon
being one of the Lights) regarding an accident between a motorbike and
a car (Aquarius)– but the hearing was cancelled due to the driver of
the motorbike accepting the fine (Moon Void of Course).
The Age Point conjunct the ruler of the Tenth house
the ruler of the 10th house registers the native may be
brought to express his or her highest potential. Matters of job,
career and public standing are obviously in the limelight. Generally
speaking the 10th house provides a golden for the native
opportunity to show what he or she has is made of.
There could be public appearances, preferment and fame but if
the ruler of the 10th is detrimented or ill placed in i.e.
Scorpio there could be some scandal or public exploit that the native
hardly would want to be a part of. The ruler of the 10th
can indicate a predestined and fated event, or rising to the occasion
of an important mission in life.
I recall the case of a woman who unexpectedly became pregnant
at an early age, how making the decision of what to do with the
situation affected her life from that point on and raising that child
became one of her highest purposes in life. But most often the Age
Point conjunction the ruler of the 10th is accompanied with peeks in
ones profession and attainment.
the Age Point directed to the ruler of the Eleventh house
The 11th house is the house of free meals and unexpected
fortune. When the Age point joins with the ruler of this house it is
an indication of protection and that matters will work out to the
better. What the native hopes for might work out. It is like an
insurance policy – when things are going good you are ok, but when
things go wrong you get the best out of that, too. There could the
entering into some club or society of social significance, the social
network and distribution net of the native expands.
The natives interests are taken care of by friends.
Age Point joined to the ruler of the Twelfth house
Age Point crossing over the ruler over the 12th house
generally brings the native to quarters that are not obtainable to the
general public. Generally speaking the ruler of the 12 house indicates
hazard. There could be hospitalisation, imprisonment or
institutionalisation, but other times the native finds meaning and
reward through the call to some mission of compassion and sacrifice.
However, there the native may be forced to turn in on him or herself
and deal with the past. It could serve the purpose of inner growth and
a restructuring of resources that again provides the opportunity a
platform for creative ideas. But
it can be an unruly period of delay and detour, where weather and
wind, and forces larger than life carry the native in unexpected
directions. The transition of the ruler of the 12th may
coincide with travel to some distant country.
CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING THE ALMUTEN OF ANY HOUSE
in mind that the Almuten of any house, meaning the planet that
collects the greatest number of essential dignities on the cusp of the
given house, may often proceed the ruler in describing the details of
matters proscribed to that house. When the Age Point is directed to
any planet it is important to observe whether this planet enjoys such
dignity that may allot it with unanticipated virtues in its disposal
Considerations regarding the Lesser Essential Dignities found on the cusp
of any House
questions occur that have concern to matters under the domain of
specific houses, i.e. 2nd house - money, 4th
house - real estate, 5th house - children, 6th
house - health, etc. then see whether the planet to which the Age
Point connects holds dignities on the cusp of the house belonging to
the matter in question and judge according to that virtue. Virtue on
the cusp of the house by exaltation will give force and
competitiveness to the matter in question. Dignity by triplicity on
the cusp of matters enquired will support and affirm. Dignity on the
cusp of the house in question will manage and perform.
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