020—Axis Astrology Podcast “Cancer” (June 29-July 12, 2014)

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In this episode, Alison and Arwynne discuss the transits, aspects and moon phases for June 29-July 12, 2014. In our 360 topic of the day, we talk about the feminine, cardinal water sign of Cancer. We discuss the qualities and characteristics of this sign and some notable people with Cancer strongly represented in their charts. Arwynne reviews The Magic Thread and Through the Looking Glass by Richard Idemon and Alison reviews The Complete Book of Chart Rectification by Carol A. Tebbs.


Planetary transits for June 29-July 12, 2014:

  • Venus Square Neptune 29-Jun-2014 – Tension between fantasy and reality in relationships, idealization
  • Mercury Direct 30-Jun-2014 – Whew!
  • Sun Opposition Pluto 3-Jul-2014 – Confrontations, existential threats to ego or social order; power plays
  • Sun Square Uranus 8-Jul-2014 – Insights from out of the blue, bizarre experiences can create inspiration
  • Sun Trine Saturn 8-Jul-2014 – Taking responsibility, doing your duty, set a good example, due diligence
  • Mercury in Cancer 12-Jul-2014 – Sensitivity; comforting, relating, conveying emotions, offering support
  • Venus Trine Mars 12-Jul-2014 – Male and female relations at their best; easy, enjoyable, complementary

Moon Phases

First Quarter – 5 July 2014

Full Moon – 12-July-2014 in Capricorn

Book reviews:

Arwynne reviews The Magic Thread and Through the Looking Glass by Richard Idemon.


thAlison reviews The Complete Book of Chart Rectification by Carol A. Tebbs.

Rectification is the method of determining someone’s birth time if they do not know their birth time.

it is a complex techniques and does take a lot of time for the astrologer.




Astrology 360 Topic: Cancer

Cancer is a cardinal, feminine water sign. It is ruled by the Moon and in medical astrology it rules the breasts and stomach.


Quintessentially Cancer

Cancer Sun and Moon People

  • Prince William
  • Courtney Love
  • Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
  • Harrison Ford
  • Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
  • George Orwell

Cancer Sun and Rising Sign People

  • 14th Dalai Lama
  • Ross Perot
  • George Michael
  • David Hasselhoff
  • Liv Tyler


JohnHenchDisneyJohn Hench (78.7% Cancer, born June 29, 1908, time unknown, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA) was “Disney’s Renaissance artist; Imagineer, philosopher, animator, designer, storyteller [and] voracious reader.” Starting in animation in 1939 as an animator, by 1954, he was developing a giant animatronic squid for “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” which earned him the Oscar for Special Effects. Moving to the “Imagineering” department, he designed the groundbreaking Space Mountain and Tomorrowland attractions among many others worldwide. Due to his strong resemblance to Walt Disney, he was often asked for autographs and pictures with visitors who thought they were meeting Disney himself. (Pictured at right with Walt Disney, courtesy of Wikipedia)

Hench was also responsible for the look of the modern Olympic torch. Nearly all subsequent versions have been modeled after his design for the 1960 Winter Olympics in California. He worked at Disney full time until his death at 95 in 2004. His name tag and the prestigious Disney Legend award for his 65 years of service are prominently displayed in the lobby at Imagineering HQ.

Even without an exact birth time, Cancer is the undisputed ruler of his chart accounting for over 3/4 of the planetary influences, including the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars and the North Node. Jupiter is in Leo, Saturn is in Aries and Uranus is in Capricorn closely opposing most of the Cancer planets. All these placements strongly reinforce the personality that shines through in his biography; they speak of a passionately dedicated man full of life and creativity whose innovative use of technology and ceaseless imagination brought wonder and joy to children for over half a century. Cancer is also associated with patriotism, the home and family, and what could be more perfect than being remembered for designing the Olympic torch, a symbol of patriotism in its purest form, and Disneyland – a symbol so deeply engrained in our collective psyche as to make further definition unnecessary.

Chart below is set for a speculative sunrise birth.



antoniafraserAntonia Fraser (born August 27, 1932, 2:45 AM in London, UK) is an English author of history and novels, best known for writing biographies and detective fiction. She is the second wife of the Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter. Her bestselling books tend to be exhaustively researched biographies of history’s strongest women, including The Warrior Queens, the story of various military royal women since the days of Boadicea and Cleopatra, Marie Antoinette: The Journey, and Mary, Queen of Scots.

Her chart couldn’t be more perfect for a wildly commercially successful author known for bringing history, and the powerful women who helped write it, vividly to life. She has Cancer rising opposite Saturn in Capricorn in the 6th house of work, indicating the dedication and research that goes into writing detail-rich historical novels as well as nonfiction. Her 12th house packed with Venus, Mars, the Moon and Pluto (conjunct the AC in Cancer) shows her love of history, ancestry and her focus on telling the stories of marginalized female characters. Anywhere in her chart, a powerful triple conjunction of Jupiter, Neptune and the Sun especially in Virgo would signify writing talent, and in the third house they practically guarantee it. Finally, Mercury in Leo in the 2nd house suggests a mode of self-expression that brings worldly success and acclaim, and indeed, she has been a fixture on the bestseller lists since the 1970s and many of her books have been adapted for film and television.


antoniafraser[Biographical info courtesy of Wikipedia, chart data from Astrotheme.]

Here is a gallery of the Meteora Monasteries in Greece which we talk about briefly in this episode.


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