Astrological Signs of Death
“And here is what I’m staring at: Mom is 88 years old, with transiting Saturn conjunct her natal Saturn in the 12th house, and Uranus conjunct the Moon. The transiting Uranus on her Moon is the shock of this change, this stroke. The restrictive 12th house atmosphere of the nursing home and her paralysis is echoed in the 12th house placement of Saturn….and she’s having her third Saturn Return. The Saturn metaphors of transition with solitariness seem fitting. And dying is both work and letting go…ah, not easy! Everyone has a third Saturn Return around the age of 88, if they live that long—did you know that? Not all of us live to see it or live through it, but how interesting that it’s seldom talked about.
Death is usually indicated in the chart of a person who is close to the dying person—rather than the person themselves. It often marks its presence by a strong Jupiter transit in the caregiver when it’s a matter of “When will she be released? And me?” And I see that Jupiter will be aspecting my Sun within the next couple of weeks. And with her 3rd Saturn Return happening at the same time as Uranus, the planet of sudden change, aspects her Moon, her emotions—well, this is as close to a prediction of a death as I’ve ever seen. In fact, if it doesn’t happen now, I think my faith in astrology will be severely tested…we’ll see…the question is: Can we do any more healing between us? Till later my dear~Isabelle"
By Elizabeth Spring the author of Saturn Returns: The Private Papers of A Reluctant Astrologer
An intricate post by Coffee (Lindaland):
I’ve been rectifying charts based on the death of certain people, not really making predictions.
Here is how to do it, so do not read on if you do not want to know.
Using WHOLE SIGN house system, look at house rulers 1 and 12. 12th is death, your spirit/soul, or ‘end of’ something. 1st is your body, and this life.
A combination of the two can translate as end of life, death of body.
Take both in transit in relation to each other. Take the slower moving planet in transit to the faster moving natal planet. Then look at the faster moving planet in transit to the slower moving natal planet.
You need to look at the combined orb. The most you can have for an aspect is -179 degrees, and + 179. Minus 179 degrees (1 degree off a 180 opposition) and plus 179 degrees. Calculate the slower moving transit planet to the faster moving natal planet by orb. Let’s say it -92 degrees. Then calculate the faster moving transit planet to the slower moving natal planet. Let’s say +90 degrees.
Here you have one set of planets aspecting -92 and the other pair aspecting at +90. The combined orb is: -92 – 90 = -2 combined orb.
While this is not always perfect, you can look at exact aspects (only 30 degree aspects) the planets make on the way. So, if the combined orb is not exact, you will find a close combined orb, but with an exact aspect along the way.
The third way is when a natal aspect is repeated. An example is 1st and 12th house rulers in trine natally. When you get a certain trine by both 1st and 12th rulers in transit, this natal aspect will be repeated in transit.
Yes, I’m aware of astrologers (professionals who have a book written) saying that death is house 8. Not so. Do the research yourself. I’m sure many do not want to believe this can be seen, never mind it being the 12th house. It does make sense.
House 1 is the start, so therefore house 12 must be the end.
Determining Death from a Horoscope
Death almost always involves a combination of some of the following factors:
The 8th house
Involving at least one of these factors:
The 8th house cusp
The Ruler of the 8th house
Planets in the 8th house The Ascendant
The Ascendant describes the physical body, so it must be activated at the time of death.
It will involve at least one of these factors:
The Ascending degree
The ruler of the Ascendant
Exact aspects involving the Ascendant
The 4th house
The 4th house describes the end of a matter and as death is the end of physical life on earth, the 4th house must be activated.
This will involve at least one of these factors:
Exact aspects involving the 4th house cusp (IC)
The ruler of the 4th house
Planets in the 4th house
continued with example of Princess Diana’s chart: