Example of a Fatal Transit

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Example of a Fatal Transit

May 27, 2024, 11:13 a.m. Alexey Borealis 4 min. to read

In the previous article on transits, we covered the basic theory of how this technique works. This article will provide a real-life example of how it looks in practice.

We will examine the horoscope of the King of Sweden and his killing transit.


Key Points in the Horoscope for the Transit Chart

Let's take a look at the King's chart.

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Regarding death, this horoscope contains essential points that we will focus on when considering the transit chart:

  • In this radix, the significator of the native's activities, which the death ceases, is the MC—the significator in the preceding killing direction. The ruler of the MC is Venus. Therefore, both of these points are worthy of attention.
  • Additionally, Saturn is the promittor of the native's violent death in the preceding direction. This planet occupies the 8th house. We will also consider this planet and its natal position in the transits.

Besides these critical points of the natal chart, there are other significators of death, namely:

  • The ruler of the 8th house—the Moon
  • The ruler of most of the 8th house—the Sun
  • The ruler of violence associated with death—Mars

Therefore, we need to find a transit where:

  • The transiting significators of death (the Moon, Saturn, the Sun, or Mars) approach the natal chart's Ascendant or its ruler (i.e., the significator of life).
  • The significator of interrupted activities (Venus) approaches the Ascendant or the ruler of the 1st house.
  • The transiting significators of death transit through their natal degrees, thereby amplifying their lethal potential.

If we find a moment when the maximum number of such contacts co-occurs, this will be the fatal transit. And such a moment does exist.

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Transit through the Positions of the Promittor/Significator

  1. In the fatal direction, the promittor is the square of Saturn at 24 degrees Scorpio. At the moment of the transit, the Sun—the significator of the native's life and simultaneously the co-significator of his death—conjoined the promittor of death at 24 degrees Scorpio.
  2. In the second fatal direction, the promittor was Mars, also at 24 degrees Scorpio. At the moment of the transit, the Sun conjoined with Mars.

Transit through Sensitive Points of the Natal Chart

An essential point in the horoscope is the Ascendant. Here, we have several noteworthy aspects:

  • The transiting Venus—the ruler of the MC (significator of interrupted activities in the preceding direction)—came precisely to the natal chart's ASC and simultaneously to the death star Antares. Meanwhile, the ruler of the ASC—Jupiter—is afflicted by contact with the debilitated transiting Moon (the ruler of the 8th house) and by opposition from the transiting Sun, the co-significator of death, as shown below.
  • Two death planets—Saturn and Mars—conjunct the natal chart's Ascendant from both sides.

Another critical point in the horoscope is the natal Sun, the significator of life and simultaneously the co-significator of the native's death:

  • The transiting Mars, the significator of violence and death of the natal chart, approached it.
  • Simultaneously, the transiting Sun conjoined with the natal Mars.

This phenomenon is called a permutation or interchange.

The natal Moon (the ruler of the 8th house):

  • The transiting Mars approached the Moon's natal square. The Moon's square fell directly in the 1st house, indicating the place of life afflicted by death, while Mars signifies violence and death in the natal chart.
  • The Moon itself approached its sextile. This sextile of the Moon falls in Capricorn—the place of its detriment and disposition of Saturn—the natural and accidental ruler of death. The exact destructive sextile conjoined with the ruler of life in the radix. It afflicts life with the deadly breath. Thus, the transiting Moon's copy (at the place of aspect) is harmful and maximally associated with Saturn, afflicting the ruler of the 1st house. The Moon maximized its natal significance as the ruler of the 8th house of death.

Another planet in consideration is natal Saturn (the significator of death as the planet in the 8th house of the natal chart and the significator of death by its nature):

  • The transiting Mars (the significator of violent death in the natal chart) approached it by opposition.

As we can see, all the significators of death amplified each other in this transit. The transit also involves the positions of the promittor from the preceding direction.

Transit through Sensitive Points of Solar/Lunar Return Charts

We also have a connection between the preceding solar and lunar return charts and the transit chart:

  • The transiting Moon (a significator of death) conjoined by antiscion with the degree of the solar Venus—the significator of interrupted activities (and the dispositor of the significator in the preceding fatal direction).
  • The transiting Moon (a significator of death) opposed the cusp of the 8th house of the preceding lunar return chart, which proved death that month.

It further amplified the lethal potential of the transit moment.

Aspects between Transiting Planets

Moreover, the transiting planets themselves formed additional aspects at this moment:

  • The transiting Sun (a significator of death) opposed the transiting Jupiter (a significator of life).
  • The transiting Moon (a significator of death) was to its detriment and, in the fall of Jupiter, heavily afflicting the transiting Jupiter (a significator of life) with an almost exact aspect.
  • Venus (a significator of interrupted activities) along with Antares and two death-dealing planets of the natal chart—Saturn and Mars—aligned with the transiting Ascendant.
  • The antiscia of Saturn (a natural and accidental ruler of death) conjoined with the Moon (the ruler of the 8th house of the natal chart).

As you can see, this is an extraordinary transit, serving as a trigger to realize the lethal potential created simultaneously by the natal chart, primary directions, the solar return, and the lunar return shortly before this transit.


As you can see, when searching for transits, you can find several suitable moments to realize the promises of the natal chart, primary directions, and solar/lunar returns. The general rule applies here:

  • The closer the transit is to the solar/lunar return dates, the more effective it is.
  • The more confirmation aspects co-occur, the more effective they are.

In practice, you can find 1-2 suitable transits that fulfill the promises of the directions and returns, giving you 1-2 possible dates within a month or a year when the event will occur.

Alexey Borealis

Alexey Borealis

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