Sid’s mother passed away on Sunday, February 21, 1988, at 5:30 in the morning, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Other than that, and some information about her Italian ancestry, I know very little about Sid’s mother, the circumstances of her death, or Sid’s relationship with her, and I’ve decided to keep it that way for the sake of this Astrological Mediumship reading. I want to follow the clues where they lead without any preconceived notions.
Once again, as in the previous three Astrological Mediumship blogs I’ve posted recently, a Finger of Fate dominates the synastry chart for this reading. The Finger of Fate can be likened to a cosmic birth canal, or portal, through which the soul travels on its evolutionary journey toward mastery in various fields of endeavor. And, as with all natural birth processes, progress toward the desired goal is facilitated by a series of intense contractions, which are sometimes experienced as violent and even life threatening by those undertaking the journey.
Before I get into the details of the Finger of Fate, however, let’s first take a look at the all-important moment of death for Sid’s mother, represented by the Ascendant in her death chart, which is at 12 degrees Aquarius. The keynote message for this placement could not be more evocative and beautiful, in my opinion:
Life’s broad stairway, each landing a new grade of life. Points of pause and transition where the soul can evaluate its progress.
The overriding message seems clear: during Sid’s mother’s passing she experienced a profound life review, which helped her ascend the spiraling, evolutionary staircase toward a higher plane of existence and a more expansive understanding of All That Is. This message is relevant not only for Sid, but for everyone who knew and loved his mother, since it doesn’t involve any special aspects to his chart, in particular, but is of a more general nature.
For the message specific to Sid, we need to decipher the Finger of Fate formation, mentioned above, which is created by the relationship between Sid’s birth chart and his mother’s death chart. This particular configuration involves Sid’s mother’s Mars, Saturn and Uranus, all exactly conjunct, on the cusp between Sagittarius and Capricorn, at 0 degrees Capricorn, closely sextiling her Sun at 2 degrees Pisces. Sid’s Jupiter is situated precisely at the mid-point of this potent, densely-packed sextile, at what is known as the activation point of the Finger of Fate, at 2 degrees Aquarius. The culmination point of all this intensely focused energy is Sid’s Sun at 2 degrees Leo.
So, what was Sid’s mother trying to convey to her son with all this very “pointed” symbolism? First, with Mars, Saturn and Uranus all crossing the threshold between Sagittarius and Capricorn, I believe she was communicating, quite insistently, that her passing was a “crossing over,” not only for herself, but also for Sid. The timing of her death was intended as an important rite of passage, a ritual of empowerment, for him, into a new stage of life where he would be called to embrace his higher purpose or destiny, and take responsibility for himself in a much deeper, more soulful way.
I believe Sid’s mother’s death was meant as a very carefully timed catalyst. It lit a fire under Sid at just the right moment, compelling him to “step into” his courage and will force (Mars), become his mature, adult self (Saturn), and, most importantly, own his innate psychic abilities (Uranus). I also believe Sid’s mother was communicating that these gifts were passed down to him through the mother line, and/or through past lifetimes spent in relation to her, given that Sid’s Moon, at 4 degrees Capricorn, is conjunct the Mars/Saturn/Uranus conjunction in her death chart.
The keynotes for 0 and 4 degrees Capricorn, respectively, blend together seamlessly in underscoring this basic message:
Mastery of a situation through purposeful planning and venturing. Bold rising to opportunity. Extreme of self-confidence.
The mobilization of latent energies for determined self-exertion.
Sid’s mother’s Sun (identity, nobility, higher Self, illumination), at 2 degrees Pisces suggests Sid’s heightened psychic abilities, passed down through his maternal line, go back to ancient times. The keynote for 2 degrees Pisces is:
A permanent record of ancient lives, during which conscious mastery was achieved.
Given the above, it seems likely that when Sid’s mother experienced her life review at the time of her death, the details of this particular lineage were made available to her in the form of a kind of ancestral, and/or past life, Akashic record.
When I checked the astrocartography lines for Mars, Saturn, Uranus and the Sun in Sid’s mother’s death chart, I discovered that all 4 lines converge in Italy, her ancestral homeland (with names like Livaccari, Randazzo and Patusso in her family tree). Furthermore, the Randazzo coat of arms shows a wheel, reminiscent of the symbol on the Romani (or gypsy) flag, which is derived from the Wheel of the Dharma, a potent religious symbol in ancient India, point of origin for the Romani people. I strongly suspect this Italian/Indian/Romani connection may be the mother line through which Sid’s psychic abilities have passed down to the present day.
Both Sid’s Jupiter (spiritual blessings, guru, long-distance pilgrimage, ancient wisdom), at the trigger point for the Finger of Fate, and his Sun (identity, nobility, higher Self, illumination), at the focal point, echo the theme of a challenging, yet divinely inspired, birth process through which he has honed his abilities over many lifetimes.
The keynote for Sid’s Jupiter at 2 degrees Aquarius is:
Liberation from adverse conditions through violent, spectacular developments. Galvanizing to action. Cosmic visitation.
Likewise, the keynote for his Sun at 2 degrees Leo is:
Turning life’s adversities into growth opportunities. Self-creation, true sovereignty and inner freedom. Will power.
Amazingly, when I checked Sid’s astrocartography for his Jupiter and Sun lines, I discovered he has a Jupiter/Sun crossing line running horizontally through the middle of India. As if to seal the deal, he also has Uranus and North Node (destiny) lines bisecting his Jupiter/Sun crossing line, running vertically through India. Even more amazingly, the keynote messages for his Uranus and North Node, at 24 and 27 degrees Leo, respectively, are as follows:
A yogi with transcendent powers.
From the East, light slowly increases. Transformative power of creative impulses as they bring ideas into concrete manifestation. Soul-power.
When I tune in and listen carefully, I’m pretty sure I can hear not only Sid’s mother, but a long line of feisty, and very opinionated members of the Randazzo clan, going all the way back to the trunk of the Randazzo family tree, speaking across the generations to their “golden boy.” The words I keep hearing are these:
It’s your time, son; seize this moment to shine.