The year is 2007. The fifth Harry Potter film, The Order of the Phoenix, has been released. The cast has not yet signed up for the last films of the series. There was some discussion about whether they would continue or leave the series and go on to other projects. Up until now there had been few cast changes — the most obvious one had been the character of Professor Dumbledore. Eventually Emma and the others decided to commit to finishing the series. On March 23, 2007 they all signed up for the Half-Blood Prince and the two part Deathly Hallows, which would complete the series of Harry Potter films. In this posting I’ll revert to the Moon-to-Sun Return charting format — later I will alternate back to the Solar Return and daily charting.
This t/Moon-to-n/Sun in the 5th house Return chart is appropriate for this event. The “theme” for moon-sun-in-the-fifth relates to (quoting the pre-written book statement) “the actor emerging from us through teaching, creating, doing. We gain great confidence and assurance from pursuing our life’s purpose. Participation is required in the period ahead, applying your own special skills or identity. There is a role to play whether one wants to or not.” This is the theme of this period. Emma Watson makes a decision and acts in accordance with this theme.
The most notable pattern in this return chart is the doubled-up Mercury symbols at the angles; n/Mercury at the Desc. angle, t/Mercury at the IC angle. Mercury at the 7th angle points to signed contracts and agreements. Mercury at the IC points to making a decision or deciding on a new start. The other primary symbol to look for in these charts is the Part of Fortune, here the t/PoF is in the first house of actions taken. Finally, one should note n/Pluto at the Ascendant; one wants to continue their control or participation in the on-going flow of their life.
There are a number of supportive patterns that one might look at, although the few noted above tell the whole story. We could note t/Vertex conjunct n/MC (one’s on-going goals — the prior movies made — intrude into one’s actions), or t/Mars approaching t/Neptune, IC and n/Mars; (we might say that action is taken on following a vision, the movie series, and a new phase of effort), or t/Sun square t/Pluto (one’s self-interests are challenged by the need to remain in control of those interests). In any case, let us look next at the Advanced chart for the date of contract signing.
This Advanced chart is for three days following the Moon-to-Sun Return chart. Not much has changed in those three days! Natal and transiting Mercury’s remain at the angles. T/Sun has moved a bit away from its square to t/Pluto; the decision to control or manage her future has been made, now the Sun represents her self-interests in moving forward with her previous decision. t/PoF conjoins n/Saturn; the choice reflects that of being consistent, taking a rational step. N/Pluto remains on the chart’s Asc. This is one of those circumstances where the Return chart and the Advanced chart really don’t differ — in other words the situation of March 20th remains the same as on March 23rd; the decision was made and the decision was acted upon. Period. No dramatic differences. Mercury represented the decision on the 20th. Mercury represented the act of contract signing on the 23rd. Dave.