“One common trait of Schizophrenia is an abnormal reaction towards a given situation due to a very high state of anxiety and as such it is indeed related to mind’s activity. Sometimes there is no anxiety seen or any apparant reason for the abnormal response that is presented towards a given situation yet it may be due to some suggestion that the mind is having from some invisible source. Keeping this point in mind, we must see the detectors of mind (Moon, Mercury) and anxiety or indicators of mind’s play (Mars, Pluto) in harmony with each other to denote such state that forms abnormal attitude towards a given situation.
Consider these somewhat famous examples for Schizophrenia. Friedrich Nietzsche (Birth: Oct.15,1844) has T-square between Moon, Mars and Jupiter in Mutables though the Moon is somewhat wide while Moon is in the first phase and conjunctions are present.
John Nash Jr. (a beautiful mind; Birth:June 13,1928) is a classic example as he has the three indicators in 30 degrees while Moon is in the last phase and conjunctions are present.
Syd Barrett (Birth: Jan.06,1946) has eight bodies from Sun to Mars very near to each other so Moon & Mars have their contact and only Jupiter and Neptune stand apart making a square to these other bodies specially Neptune that is square to Moon and these latter two are also in a wide conjunction while Moon is in the first phase).
Also consider actresses like Marylyn Monroe (known for her depressive moods; birth June 01,1926) who has Jupiter within 30 degrees to Mars and Moon is conjunct Jupiter with other conjunctions present too and actress Veronica Lake (Birth:14 Nov.1919) who has Moon, Jupiter in Conjunction and Mars within 30 degrees to Moon that is in the last phase with two conjunctions present (Neptune, Jupiter, Moon and Saturn, Mars, Venus though this latter is wide).
With Alvin Ailey (Birth: Jan.05,1931) all three indicators are within 30 degrees with conjunctions present though the chart has a full Moon.
Emily Carr (Birth: Dec.12,1871) has Moon (first phase), Mars and Mercury within 30 degrees with conjunctions present with Jupiter in opposition to Mars; and Neptune square to both connecting both the indicators completing a T-square while
Phil Spector (Birth: Dec.26, 1939) has Mars and Jupiter in conjunction with Moon in square to them (Sun completes a T-square as Moon is full in this case).
Dr. William Chester (the main contributor to Oxford Dictionary; Birth: June 1834; I could not get his Day of Birth but most probably it is in the last of the month of his birth) has Mars & Jupiter within 30 degrees with conjunctions present and most probably Moon is in the last phase near to Mars while
Zelda Fitzgerald (wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald; Birth: July 24,1900) had the conjunctions and Moon (last phase) within 30 degrees to Mars and at other side it is within 30 degrees to Mercury (this is also a way of connection of three that one of these indicators become a focal point being within 30 degrees to other two connecting them mostly without any planet in between) while Jupiter is with Uranus.
Also there are other natal charts presented as Schizophrenic where I have found Jupiter and Mars in connection clearly but I did not find Moon much in play. However, in such cases a close opposition among any two planets are often the case while mostly Uranus gets into play with the three indicators so that these four make two sets, couple of these being in conjunction or opposition at one place and the other couple likewise making conjunction or opposition at another place though Uranus is direct in such cases and not retrograde.
Astrology is not an exact science and it does not differentiate much between different adverse positions of mind according to our primary specification as Depression or Schizophrenia or any other and also, we must never overlook the capability of the quality of mind of an Human Being because conscious efforts can make a lot of difference as Human Beings are not machines but have a free will indeed. A person with total indication of amazing attitudes may live normally with efforts while a person who has an important indication missing in his chart, may show amazing attitudes often so as to be labelled as Schizophrenic, leaving himself at the hands of fate."
by Muhammad Saleem Dada
For both look at the Nadir. What sign is there, what are the rulers and what are the transits to your 4th house. Pluto on Nadir, very indicative (Libra ascendants have it these days) of possible endings. Neptune on nadir indicative of psychological problems due to being unable to ground oneself. Look also at the 12th house, rulers, natal aspects and transits. Sagittarius rising have it these days. Are you talking about natural death? Posting the chart and asking more specific question always helps with the answer. Good luck!
Mitchell E. Gibson, M.D. has written a book called Signs of Mental Illness: An Astrological and Psychiatric Breakthrough. He’s a psychiatrist and also an astrologer. One thing he says in the book is that conjunctions between Mercury and Venus can relate to schizophrenia. He also cites trines between Mars and Neptune and the Moon and Saturn, as well as Venus and Mars squares between Uranus and Neptune.
I never really got into the book since it has a lot of statistical information in it. I find that many geniuses have hard Mercury/Uranus aspects, and have found “mad scientists” that had hard aspects between Mercury and Pluto. So I suppose the thin line between genius and insanity is reflected in astrology.