A midpoint is a mathematical point halfway between two stellar bodies that tells an interpretative picture for the individual. In other words, a direct midpoint means that there is actually a stellar body in the natal chart lying in the midpoint of two other stellar bodies.
In Greek mythology, Hades rules the underworld of the dead. It's this dark, damp place where people wander aimlessly in this gray shadow, leading uninteresting lives. So it is understandable that the Greeks kept Hades at a distance, because knowing Hades not only meant that you were dead, but it also meant approaching things that you really didn't want to see, that you really didn't want around to see.
This is where Hades seems to have an ultimate role in our lives. Hades often operates in the original way; H. Situations that arose early or somewhere in the past and we continue into adulthood with particularly deep fears, fears, depression, sadness and losses - we have to collapse on the emotional, spiritual, physical level in order for a new consciousness and growth to take place can.
A manifestation on the physical plane is mitigated and very often Hades has to do with the bowel, ignoring the bowel depending on the case, which can sometimes lead to physical stress. Some of the traditional Hades keywords are decay, inconvenience, scary, the criminal, things buried deep, filth, and trash. And in its positives, antiques, antiques, occult and esoteric, excavations and certainly all helping professions.
It is very common to see a strong Hades on the roster of doctors and therapists because they work with sick people or people who need their help in some way. In the spiritual emotional realm, Hades is that kind of darkness that we can all feel from time to time, where there is hopelessness or despair, where there seems to be no way out, no options, where the power of Hades over us feels absolute. But again, it is also the resolution of these problems that drive some of Hades' most beautiful and powerful healing expressions.
Let's take a look at a few different diagrams to see Hades in manifestation. Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter best known for her self-portraits. She painted in a style that combined realism, symbolism and surrealism.
This is a great example of Hades manifesting and channeling into the creative artistic realm. If we look at her diagram, you can see that Hades is in front and in the middle, touching the meridian (which is the soul, the point of individuality) as well as her ascendant (which is the environment and how it presents itself in the environment ) in this four identical cross aspect. So TheHades has a tremendous impact on their chart.
Kahlo suffered lifelong health problems, many of them the result of a traffic accident at the age of 18. And while recovering from her injuries, she was isolated for a long time, and it is through that isolation that much of her painting was affected. She was also known for her changeable relationships, particularly with the artist Diego Rivera.
And so her painting expressed much of her physical pain and emotional suffering through her symbolism. Beautiful channeling and expression of the Hades energy. If I stand on the mountain and say 'do it' it's done, if it doesn't finish then I'll move on, and that's the last thing in the world that you want me to do Charles Manson is an American criminal who does the Manson Family ran, a quasi-commune that emerged in California in the late 1960s.
Now Manson has been found guilty of conspiracy for the murder of seven people, but perhaps he is best known for the pop culture that grew around him, where he became a symbol of madness, a symbol of violence and the macabre. Manson believed in what he called Helter Skelter, a term he borrowed from a Beatles song in which he believed there was going to be an apocalyptic race war, and he believed that his murders would help hasten that war . So if we go to the meridian and remember that the meridian is a snapshot of the soul, the point of individuality, immediately you see this strong Uranus / Hades center point structure.
In a diagram in which nothing softens a Uranus / Hades, you get a classic anger aspect, because the Uranus is very disruptive to the Hades energy. In addition, Uranus / Hades, which is prominent on a diagram, is often an indicator that something is very 'in tune' in character. And what adds to this is the Mars / Vulcan, which completes a 3-point image.
And Neptune is there too, so with Neptune you get a highly charismatic and charlatan individual. The other midpoint structure that plays out is the Jupiter / Poseidon center, which gives it an even more prophetic nature. Positively manifested, a Jupiter / Poseidon would be someone with a lot of wisdom or instinct, but that's not how it works here.
The Jupiter / Poseidon instead expands the twisted vision, this prophetic nature. And let's go to the moon, where Hades makes a strong entrance. Remember that in addition to being the emotional nature, the moon is also the mother in early life.
This is where you get this powerful cross aspect, the 22.5 degree image of which is part of Hades. There were many difficult basic issues about the mother, she was both an alcoholic and a prostitute and had him when she was very young.
So one begins to get this picture of the early basic themes, the deep feelings of being unloved, the not great character, the anger and the missionary-mythologizing nature. A great example of Hades in negative manifestation. Finally, we will take a look at Oprah Winfrey's horoscope.
When we go to the center of the Sun / Meridian Center, and in Uran astrology, the Sun / Meridian is one of the most important center point structures in terms of career because it is a mixture of the Sun that we want to radiate and the Meridian that is ours is soul essence and the point of individuality. Around this career structure we now have a Neptune / Hades center. Neptune / Hades is one of the main structures for humanitarian work and helping professions.
You read it right: not using exact midpoints in astrology is like driving a car without wheels! Midpoints in astroloy are THAT important! The majority of people who practice or study (real or serious) astrology don't use or know the midpoint system.
The uranium system of astrology is really our most advanced and most developed system of astrology to date. It was developed in the early 20th century by a group of astrologers led by Alfred Witte who was really instrumental in cleaning up astrology and moving it into this new paradigm, the uranium system. At first glance, the uranium system appears to be that really high tech precision system, which it is, but perhaps the more profound improvement in astrology in its ability to reveal patterns to really illuminate an individual's history is their operating systems, in relation to their consciousness, in relation to their soul journey.
Let's take a look at history as well as this three-dimensional picture that is the uranium system. Alfred Witte was a renowned German astrologer and a member of the Kepler Circle. The Kepler Circle was a group of avant-garde astrological artists whose main purpose was to clean up and further develop the astrological basis on the foundations laid by Johan Kepler.
Up until that point, the methods of sky mapping were pretty crude, from the advent of the telescope to the pendulum clock, we were still dealing with a two-dimensional system at the beginning of the 20th century trying to understand a three-dimensional image. So Witte and his colleague Friedrich Seigrunn tried to use the traditional system to calculate and predict Russian artillery fire during World War I based on precise astrological records they kept, but they couldn't that is both geometrical and based on that Symmetry based between planets. So the two-dimensional static map that most astrologers still use today is gone, and it was the moveable dial, and with the moveable dial now he can reference any plane or point he wants and then when he has a point or plane referenced, he can see symmetrical arrangements, d All of these tools and techniques were really a big breakthrough for the time.
Let's go back to the battle front. With the dial, Witte and Sigrunn began to accurately measure the bombings with astonishing precision, but perhaps an equally important discovery that Witte had made was that he noticed vacant points on the dial that were activated again and again when things came in the environment happened. And so, after years of scrutiny, he aptly named these points Hades and Cupid.
These points are known as the Trans-Neptunian planets in the uranium system. The Trans-Neptunian planets are actually hypothetical. The physical bodies were never discovered, but they are 'energy points' that have been proven over the years.
There are a total of eight trans-Neptunian planets, the first two (Cupid and Hades) discovered by Alfred Witte and the remaining six (Zeus, Kronos, Apollon, Admetos, Vulcanus and Poseidon) discovered by his students when they continued Witte. s work with the dial. The Trans-Neptunian planets give a horoscope enormous clarity and depth.
I often see it as 'putting a magnifying glass on the astrological chart' to shed more light on existing patterns. So why is the Uranian system like this? important and what does it offer for a deeper insight into our natal chart? I think to get some perspective here we really have to look again at both systems, the traditional (western) system of astrology and the Uranian system of astrology. Again, in the traditional system, you have the house systems, which are the areas of life experience, you have the planets that inhabit the houses, and the dynamic energetic exchanges between the planets and the angles.
So essentially you have maybe 40 to 50 pieces of information that can be used to form a coherent picture of how a person is built on a deep level. The Uranian system of astrology is an energetic image that provides an infinite amount of information. With the Urania n diagram we have a moving dial that gives us access to an infinite number of points from which we can see center point structures.
Midpoint structures (shown in the highlighted pink square on the left) are points that are equidistant between two planets and from those midpoint structures we begin to see patterns. Soon we begin to see these patterns repeat themselves, and when patterns repeat we get a glimpse into the person's awareness of how an individual is built on a deep level. So one of the most important points in the uranium system is the meridian.
In the traditional table, the midheaven is the tenth head of the house and it's the area of career, social aspirations, mother or father, and it's so easy to because it's a snapshot of the soul, it's a picture of our consciousness, it is the essence of our soul that we really want to do, regardless of whether it brings outside attention and appreciation. The Meridian, as Alfred Witter puts it it is the 'I', the 'I', the 'Mine'.
So when we combine the meridian with other planets we say Mercury, and Mercury is the way we communicate, it is our thoughts. it would be Meridian / Mercury 'my thoughts.' Or let's combine it with the moon which is our emotions, our emotional unconscious.
It would be 'my emotions'. So we can go to these centers and take looks Look at the pictures of the planets that describe the person around them. So we can make any combination of any planet or plane that we want in the uranium system.
As you can see, the uranium system is brilliant at illuminating patterns and really gives a very deep deep perspective on the person's consciousness, on the person's potential and their soul journey. The uranium system is an amazing tool for rich interpretive experience and I don't know about you, but I am much more interested in the history of the human or soul journey and not so interested in the pieces, parts and properties , alth Though the table definitely includes these. Because once we have a story, it always triggers a dialogue and we can start talking about what is holding us back from our abundance, maybe the patterns we get into so we can start making some really great decisions in our lives I encourage you to watch my other articles on the specifics of the uranium system, the Trans-Neptunians, where we take a closer look at these planets, their cultural archetypes, and how they work in your personal natal chart.
The base premise of midpoint interpretation is this: A planet located equidistant from two other planets (i.e. midpoint between two planets) has a relationship to both planets. In practice we also include the Angles (Ascendant and Midheaven) as well as planets in midpoint interpretation. .
To find the midpoint of any two numbers, find the average of those two numbers by adding them together and dividing by 2. In this case, 30 + 60 = 90. 90 / 2 = 45. .
Let's say I have the point 3 point negative 4. So that would be 1, 2, 3, and then 4.1, 2, 3, 4.
So the 3 point negative 4. And I also had the point 6 point 1. So 1 , 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 point 1.
So just like that.6 point 1. In the last article we found that we can just use Pythagorean theorem when we want to find out the distance between these two points.
We just drew a triangle there and found that this was the hypotenuse. In this article we are trying to find out what is the coordinate of the point that is exactly halfway between this point and this point? So this is some kind of distance, the line that connects them. Now what is the coordinate of the point that is exactly halfway between the two? What is this coordinate here? It's something comma something.
And to do that - let me draw it really big here I think you'll find that it's actually pretty simple. At first it seems like a really tough problem with rmula with some variables. But you will see, it is actually one of the easiest things you will learn in algebra and geometry.
So let's say this is my triangle right there. This is point 6 point 1. This down here is point 3 point negative 4.
And we are looking for the point that lies exactly between these two points. What are its coordinates? It seems very difficult at first. But it's easy if you just look at the x and y coordinates.
What will this guy's x coordinate be? This line here represents x equals 6. That over here - let me put it in a. make a slightly darker color - this stands for x equal to 6.
This here stands for x equal to 3. What will the x-coordinate of this guy be? Well, its x-coordinate will be exactly between the two x -coordinates. This is x is 3, this is x is 6, it will be exactly in between.
This distance will be equal to this distance. Its x-coordinate will be exactly between the 3. and the 6.
So what do we call the number that lies exactly between the 3 and the 6? Well, we could call that the midpoint, or we could call it the mean or the average, or whatever you want to talk about. We just want to know what is the average of 3 and 6? To find out that point, the point halfway between 3 and 6, you literally just compute 3 plus 6 over 2. Which equals 4.5.
S. is o this x-coordinate is going to be 4.5.
Let me draw that into this graph. 1, 2, 3, 4.5.
And you see it's right in between. That's your x-coordinate. Well, following exactly the same logic , this guy's y coordinate is going to be exactly between y equal to minus 4 and y equal to 1.
So it will be right in between. So that's the x right there. The y coordinate will be. being right in between y equals minus 4 and y equals 1.
So just take the average of 1 plus minus 4 over 2. That's equal to minus 3 over 2 or you could say minus 1.5.
So you're literally going 1.5 down right there. So just like that.
You literally take the average of the x values, take the average of the y values, or maybe I should be more specific about the mean. An average of only two points midpoint of these two points. The point that is equidistant from both.
It is the midpoint of the line that connects them. So the coordinates are 4.5 point minus 1.5.
Let's do a few more of these. You will find that these are very, very simple. But just to visualize it, let me plot it.
Let's say I have point 4, negative 5. So 1, 2, 3, 4. And then go down 5.1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
So that's 4, negative 5. And I have point 8 point 2. So 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 point 2.8 point 2.
So What is the coordinate of the center of these two points? The point that lies exactly in between? Well, we're just averaging the x values, averaging the y values. So the midpoint will be-- the x-values are 8 and 4. It will be 8 plus 4 over 2.
And the y-value becomes - well, we have a 2 and a negative 5. So you get 2 plus minus 5 over 2. And what's that mean? That's 12 over 2, that's 6 point 2 minus 5 is negative 3.
Negative 3 over 2 is negative 1.5. So that right there is the center.
You literally just average the x values and the mean of the y values or find their means. just to make sure it looks like midpoint. 6, negative 5.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. negative 1.5. negative 1, negative tive 1.5.
Yep, looks pretty good. it looks like him is equidistant from that point and the point up there. Well, that's all you need to remember.
Average the x, or take the mean of x, or find the x that is exactly between the 2nd average of the y values. You have the focus. What I'm going to show you now is what is in a lot of textbooks.
They'll write, oh, when I have the point x1 y1, and then I have the point - actually, I just tape it in yellow. It's kind of painful to keep changing colors - and then I have the point x2 y2, a lot of books are going to give you something called the midpoint formula, it's silly to remember. Remember you are average.
Find the x in between, find the y in between. So the midpoint formula. What they're really going to say is the center point - so maybe we'll say the center point x - or maybe I will call it that.
I'm just making up the notation. The x center and y center become the same - and they give you this formula. x1 plus x2 over 2, and then y1 plus y2 over 2.
And it looks like something to remember. But all you have to say is look. That's just the average or the mean of these two numbers.
I add the two together, divide by two, add those two together, divide by two. And then I get the center point. That's all the midpoint formula is.
Sun and Moon are responsible planets for an accident. After that, Rahu, Mars and Shani creates an accident. However, Jupiter, Venus, Mercury and Moon protect us from accident. .
Your midheaven sign, also known as the Medium Coeli, or MC, is different than other aspects of your chart because it is not a planet. It is the highest point at the top of your chart and represents the southernmost high point above the horizon at your time of birth. .
The midpoint lies between the two points on the line and is equidistant from both the points. The midpoint formula is also used to find the coordinates of the endpoint if we know the coordinates of the other endpoint and the midpoint.
Planets or points on the Venus/Mars midpoints are adjectives about sexuality or sexual events. In the natal chart, a close aspect of Venus to Mars usually indicates sexual issues from impotence to promiscuity.
Unpredictable planet Rahu is responsible for laziness in a person. .
When Saturn is malefic and is associated with planets causing death or with the lord of the 3rd or the 11th house then Saturn becomes the prime effective maraka to cause death.
Midpoints in Astrology Midpoints are the halfway point between two points. When astrologers talk about the Sun/Moon midpoint, for example, they are referring to the point halfway between the Sun and the Moon.
Actually and by extension, aside from the sensitive midpoints (points in-between two planets, points or bodies) occupied by (i.e. conjunct) another planet, point or body, as discussed above, this sensitive (mid)point can also be aspected by any other planet, point or body by a 45°, 90°, 135° or 180° aspect.
A midpoint is the center between any two points, which in Astrology relates to the center between two planets and/or personal points, including the Midheaven, Ascendant, and the Nodes.