Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 10:37:36 -0600
>Asbolus conjunct Sun:
Today is his birthday... he was born October 15, 1844, at 10 a.m. in Rocken bei Lutzen, Saxony (51n15/12e08)
Sun = 22,07 Libra
Hylonome and Neptune form a Grand trine:
DW2 = 22,38 Gemini
He also has the Moon and 1994TA-Pylenor in applying conjunction rising in the 1st house:
Asc. = 29 Scorpio
To which we can add Nessus in 7,32 Gemini in the 7th, forming a symmetry 7-9-11.
So he was a centaur. But he was also strongly Plutonic, so I feel it is a great problem to separate Asbolus from Pluto here... like a whole book could be written on how to isolate Asbolus from Pluto in Nietzsche's case.
I don't know much about him, but I feel that some of the images I gave months ago about 1995GO (now Asbolus - they are at my site) fit him well:
--The light that shines
in the darkness.
what the Britannica says of him is worth quoting:
<<The history of 20th-century philosophy, theology, and psychology, are unintelligible without him... [a long list of thinkers influenced by him]... Freud, who said of Nietzsche that he had a more penetrating understanding of himself than any man who ever lived or was ever likely to live... certainly one of the most influential philosophers who ever lived; and this is due not only to his originality but also to the fact that he was the German language's most brilliant prose writer.>>
Now follow quotes that may help to understand his centaurs and/or Asbolus:
<<... His attempt to unmask the root motives that underlie traditional Western religion, morality, and philosophy deeply affected generations of...>>
<<... He thought through the consequences of the triumph of the Enlightenment's secularism, expressed in his observation that "God is dead"...>>
<<... Although he was and ardent foe of nationalism, anti-SEmitism, and power politics, his name was later invoked by Fascists to advance the things he loathed.>>
<<... His father died before his fifth birthday, and he spent most of his early life in a household consisting of five women: his mother, his younger sister, his maternal grandmother, and two maiden aunts.>>
<<... He began military service... sustained a serious chest injury while mounting a horse... and resumed his studies while on extended sick leave from the military.>>
<<... serve as a volunteer medical orderly after the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War. Within a month, while accompanying a transport of wounded, he contracted dysentery and diphtheria, which ruined his health permanently.>>
<<... N. first book marked his emancipation from the trappings of classical scholarship... fusion of what he termed Apollonian and Dionysian elements --the former representing measure, restraint, harmony, and the latter representing unbridled passion... "a work of profound imaginative insight, which left the scholarship of a generation toiling in the rear">>
at 35, he was <<seriously ill, half-blind, in virtual unrelenting pain, he lived in boarding houses... with only limited human contact>>
<<...N. collapsed in the streets of Turin, Italy, in January 1889, having lost control of his mental faculties completely... spent the last 11 years of his life in total mental darkness>>
The rest is his philosophy and is more complicated, but I think themes of 1994TA, Asbolus, and Pluto, can be discerned in the above.