THE POINT OF SONIA
A POINT OF PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION
January of 1998, I gave a lecture for the Washington DC NCGR group based
upon research that I had conducted in 1990 with some of my best
astrology students. Our
goal was to take birth and death charts and assess if there is some
easy-to-spot, reliable pattern for determining the possibility of death
for an individual. As a
responsible astrologer, I never speak of death with any client. This project was conducted for pure research.
This information should not be used to warn a client.
my 30 years of study in astrology, I can easily determine a death "around"
an individual but it has been difficult for me to spot those factors
that contributed to the death of an individual.
While I was originally writing this article, a client and her
husband were both experiencing the transit of Pluto square to the natal
Saturn. The husband
died suddenly but my client lived. Could it have been determined ahead of time who was in danger?
The husband did not have an accurate birth time so I cannot use
our project, only examples with accurate birth and death times were used.
There were different types of deaths - by accident, by heart attack and
by cancer and even a death at birth. I also have a large
collection of charts with accurate birth times but not the time of death
or, in several cases, the date of death is only approximate.
I included the Part of Death but, when this proved irrelevant, I
discontinued using it. We
experimented with several planetary "part" combinations.
One of my particularly intuitive students, Sonia Valdizan,
suggested the following combination:
Jupiter + Ruler of 4th Cusp - Descendant or the 7th House Cusp. We noticed the significance of these points at the time of
death. This combination
worked in every case. We
now call this point in the chart "The Part of Sonia," named
after its discoverer. Since
Sonia was born in Cuba, we refer to it as a Cuban Part rather than an
two chart examples that I used in the original article were selected
solely because I have the permission of the families to publish the
charts. I do not have the space in this article to reprint the
chart maps. In the chart for "Harry," the
significant trigger aspects were: Solar Arc Saturn at 20E59' Aries
aspecting both the natal Moon and Mercury (near the 4th House cusp);
Solar Arc Venus 150E Jupiter/square Nodes and opposing transiting Pluto;
transiting Sun-Mercury-Venus in the 8th House near the natal Neptune;
the Solar Eclipse at 29E Cancer activated the progressed Mercury-Pluto
conjunction; the Lunar Eclipse opposed the Part of Sonia; the transiting
Pluto had been squaring the Part of Sonia all year, Uranus (natally on
the 4th House cusp) was crossing the natal Ascendant; and,
particularly significant was the transiting Jupiter in the 7th House
squared the natal 4th House Mars. Harry died of cancer.
of the high incidence involving Jupiter, the 4th and the 7th Houses, my
student suggested the combination which we refer to as the Part of
Sonia. With regard to the
sign of Scorpio, use Pluto as the ruler and not Mars.
I have also observed that this Part frequently does not work in
cases of suicide or murder.
is another pattern that I have observed wherein there is an onset of a
disease followed by death. If
the onset occurs when an outer planet enters a planetary configuration,
often the disease is concluded just as the planet leaves the
configuration. This "conclusion"
could be when the individual gets well.
However, I have many charts showing the onset of a terminal
illness at the time when an outer planet entered a configuration such as
a t-square and the individual died just as the outer planet was leaving
one example, an individual experienced a reoccurrence of cancer when
Uranus entered his Fixed t-square. Natally, Neptune was at 22E
Leo, Saturn at 23E Scorpio and Mars at 28E Aquarius. When Uranus
in Scorpio entered 22E, the disease was discovered. The individual
died when Uranus reached 28E Scorpio. Mars and Uranus are the
rulers of the 4th and 7th Houses. The lunar eclipse before death
opposed the Part of Sonia (within 2 degrees). The transiting Jupiter and
Pluto squared the Eclipse Point (exact) and the Part of Sonia.
my lecture for the Washington group, I included some timely additions.
1) Princess Diana: Solar
Eclipse at death was conjunct her 8th House Mars-Pluto in Virgo and the
transiting Venus was crossing the Part of Sonia while opposing the
transiting Venus. Her death
was more obvious in the progressed horoscope of Prince William.
His progressed Mars was conjunct his progressed Saturn in the
progressed 8th House. This
conjunction would have been exact in November.
2) Sonny Bono: Part
of Sonia at 16 Libra formed a transiting Cardinal T-Square with the
Moon-Saturn in Aries and the Sun at 15 Capricorn.
Neptune was crossing his 4th House North Node and the transiting
North Node was crossing his 12th House Neptune.
Hisdeath was obvious
in Cher’s horoscope as her progressed Sun opposed her 7th House Moon
and squared her 4th House Jupiter.
The Sun is natally in her 11th House ruling
“a death in the family circle,” being the 8th House from the
4th House. 3) John Denver: Lunar
Eclipse before death opposed his Part of Sonia at 25 Virgo, the 7th
House cusp at death was conjunct the Part of Sonia, the transiting Pluto
made many powerful, hard aspects including a square to the progressed
8th House Sun.
conducting my first level of research, I quickly realized that the Part
of Sonia in any horoscope would be transited many times in one’s
lifetime before it actually triggered one’s death.
In 1990, I could not see how significant this Point was in my own
horoscope since I was just beginning to experience the many changes and
ultimate transformation of my life.
Later, I could see that this was a Point of Transformation.
If one was willing to experience great change, it would transform
your life. If you could not
allow this, the transformation would be death.
I realize that this is the great significance of this Point -
where and how great transformations are experienced in our lives.
discussing death, I refer to this point as the Part of Sonia but, when
referring to its transformative qualities, I will refer to it as the
Point of Transformation.
my own horoscope, the Point of Transformation occurs in my 7th House.
In this lifetime, I will experience major transformations due to
relationships and relationship issues in my life. When Uranus trined
this Point, I formed a “marriage type” relationship with a man that
I ultimately knew for 28 years. We
first met in school when Uranus opposed this Point.
From late 1986 through 1990, the outer planets transited aspects
to this Point and this led to the series of events that ultimately
compelled me to travel to Eastern Europe and transform my life.
From the Spring 1994 through early 1995, Saturn was crossing this
Point and it was the only time that I did not travel to Eastern Europe...
or anywhere. I began to
gain weight, I fell into a rut and felt out of control with the lack of
connections in my life. In
2002, when Saturn squared this Point while crossing my Moon, my mother
friend, Stephany, has this Point in her 4th House ruling ancestral
patterns connected to home and family issues.
When the outer planets began crossing this Point, she began
studying astrology with me. This
significance of this is that what she learned in the classes gave her
permission to end her “good girl” relationships with her
dysfunctional family. I
remember her telling the class that her parents always warned them that,
if they ever wanted to be happy, they must never have children.
No one ever had the courage to break with this tradition...until
Saturn crossed Stephany’s 4th House Point of Transformation.
With the first crossing, she discovered that she was pregnant at
the age of 43 years. With
the exact second crossing, she gave birth to Alexandra.
The birth of this baby totally transformed both Stephany and her
family. She now has a good
relationship with her mother who is devoted to the baby.
will use my own chart to demonstrate how simple it is to convert the
formula in the Part of Transformation.
Remember, the formula for this Part is The Ruler of the 4th House
Cusp + Jupiter - the 7th House Cusp.
1) I have the sign
of Scorpio on my 4th House cusp. Its
ruler is Pluto and it is at 10Leo40. 10 degrees of Leo converts to 130. 2) My Jupiter is
at 1Libra03. 1 degree Libra
converts to 181. 3) My 7th
House cusp is 2Pisces37. 2
degrees Pisces converts to 332. I
will omit the minutes and only use the degrees here.
So, the formula is 130 + 181 (311) - 332.
I cannot subtract 332 from 311 so I must add 360 to the 311 to
get 671. 671-332=339. I
look up 339 and it is 9 Pisces. This
is my Part of Transformation.
If you have trouble with the calculation, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Arc Conversion Table to which I refer can be found in Llewellyn’s
A to Z Delineator.
by Lynn Koiner - All Rights Reserved