The great visionary, peace maker, first democratically elected president of South Africa Nelson Mandela passed away on Dec 5 at 95 years of age. We are fortunate to live at the same time that such a great human walked the earth and shone as a great beacon.
Born the son of a chief, his father died when he was 9. He studied to be a lawyer. He fought for equal rights for blacks to rule their own country, freedom from the hundreds of years of Dutch overrule. He believed, like Gandhi in peace. He was a founding member of ANC youth leauge.In 1948 when Apartheid was implemented he advocated strikes, and civil disobedience. He became president in 1951. Apartheid tightened its grip and in 1956 he and hundreds of other leaders were tried for treason. Mandala led the defence in a 4 1/2 year trial.They were all acquitted. But Police found that Mandela had been part of an undergound ANC guerilla group founded in 1961. This group claimed to have carried out 70 acts of sabotage and Mandela was sentenced to life in prison. He spent 27 years in two different prisons enduring hard labour with no contact with the outside world at all. DeKlerk became leader and he was a reformer in 1989. Finally on February 11, 1990 Mandela became a free person.
In 1994 Mandela was the first democratically elected black President of South Africa. He had his prison guards in the front row when he took his oath as President. In 1999 after the completion of one term he stepped down. He became a philanthropist, setting up benefits for AID’s world-wide and creating scholarships and mentoring for African Youth.
Known affectionately as MADIBA. Lets look at what Mandela’s birth chart says about how,why and who he was.
NELSON was born at the end of the First World war. A Cancer Sun, the most clan oriented, sensitive, emotional, protective, nurturing, sign. The Sun in the 8th house has great power, for change, transformation, struggles, rebirth, secrets. He changes others. A Cancer Sun, with Scorpio overtones.
His Moon was in Scorpio at 20 degrees in the 12th house , a very emotional, intense, private, karmic, spiritual Moon. Emotionally he was very soulful and very deep. The 12th house is the house of prisons, connecting to faith, spirit, Bliss, compassionate, a guru. This Lunar placement shows a past life karma of being a very spiritual person, of someone who knew what solitude is. Who could connect directly with spirit and who could forgive.
Nelson had Mercury conjunct Saturn and Neptune in LEO, the Sign of the KING, in the 9th house of politics, justice, freedom, International connections, a philosopher, teacher,this is very powerful. Saturn is his father, karma, testing, obstacles. Leo is a Fixed sign, showing incredible daring, courage, leadership, unswerving focus. It was these planetary factors which enabled Mandela to survive with his pride intact with inordinate Leonine strength in prison for 27 years, almost a complete Saturn cycle. Saturn conjunct Neptune in Leo is being the architect of a dream of the soul and heart. Mandela had all the skills necessary to speak from the heart and to dream Big.
Mars in Libra in the 11th house. Mars in Libra is considered weak but it reached its highest expression through Mandela. The true diplomat, the man of peace who brings balance between two opposing factions. Mandela had the gift of grace and charm. His battle was fought with words not spears.
Mandela had Jupiter conjunct Pluto in Cancer in the 7th house. Jupiter is large, the King, conjunct to Pluto it is great wealth and power, indomitable emotional strength and will. In the 7th house, he married the world, his people, he was emotionally committed to the revolutionizing of his Motherland- Cancer/ Africa.
Mandela had Venus in Gemini which makes him able to see both sides. He was a great arbitrator, lawyer, always open minded. Charming. He loved his work with Venus in the 6th house. Venus in Gemini rules the lungs and he had TB and died of lung related disease.
Uranus in Aquarius is in its own Sign Retrograde. Uranus is at its strongest at home. He was a natural revolutionary from the get go. A rebel a forward thinking Aquarian,a democratic thinker and speaker. Uranus in the 3rd house of Communications makes it natural for him to be able to communicate this from his deepest soul with Uranus square the Scorpio Moon. He was obsessed with his vision of freedom from Apartheid.
Nelson’s North Node, his highest spiritual goal was at 21 degrees Sagittarius on his Sagittarius Ascendant.Think of the Archer, that was Mandela aiming higher, having Hope. ALso a great sense of humor.
Chiron at 3 degrees Aries in his 4th house. Mandela deeply felt the wounds of the people, 4th house is home, mothering nurturing. Chiron square PLUTO and Jupiter in Cancer opposite Mars in Libra. He deeply felt the split of apartheid. As a wounded healer he had the ARIES fighting initiative unlimited energy and resiliency to propel great power into rebalancing the status quo.
A Virgo Mid heaven made him modest and born to serve the needs of others. A perfectionist, very intellectual.
His South Node, not shown is at 21 degrees Gemini conjunct his Venus on the Descendant, in the 6th house of work and service. A humble man, he had been a communicator, a go- between, someone who knew how to bring different factions in to Unity in the past.
On the day of his death,December 5 2013 after a lengthy infection in his lungs, Mandela passed away peacefully at his home in Johannesburg.
Comets are known to herald the passing of great leaders and so it was that COMET ISON passed through our cosmos only days ago.
Mandela passed away at 8:50 PM South Africa time. The Moon was conjunct to VENUS in Capricorn at 22-24 degrees Capricorn directly opposite to Mandela’s SUN. A very beautiful aspect with Jupiter having just passed over Mandela’s Sun.
Saturn, Father Time, was three degrees away from Mandela’s Scorpio moon, also squaring his Natal Saturn Mercury conjunction in Leo. Pluto is in square to his Natal Mars in Libra. Uranus is opposite his Mars, squaring his Natal PLUTO. In other words the Grand Cardinal Cross was aspecting his Natal chart directly.
His Numerology 7 18 1918 = 17 Personality Number the symbol of THE STAR AQUARIOUS and # 8 Karma, Libra, Strength, Justice is also very fitting.
Nelson Mandela leaves the world a much better place. We were fortunate to be breathing the same air as this great man. His faith determination, vision, strength of spirit will always survive as a guide for everyone. He had many wonderful inspiring quotes which will live on. He leaves his 3rd wife, children and grandchildren and an entire country Mother Africa and the worlds mourning his loss.
“A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens but its lowest ones.”
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
– “Long Walk to Freedom” from his Autobiography 1995
“Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.”
Thank You Nelson Mandela