The Sun At Noon

Clock at Noon

Johann Goethe was born at noon.  Exactly. We know this because the town clock was striking its bell.  Goethe had to be slapped repeatedly before he started breathing.  This is common, but it is frightening to those assisting in the birth process.  The consequence of this timing results in Goethe having his Sun placed at the MC of his astrological chart.  This fits so well with his life and his fairy tale.


Other factors in his chart also fit nicely with Goethe and his work.  Note Saturn on the Ascendant; a conservative demeanor, deliberate in manner and in speech.  Or, Moon at the IC angle, opposite the Sun — a full moon birth; one who would deal with fundamental relationships and be sensitive to the ebb and flow of life.

Goethe was known for his aloofness, his slow warming up to his younger friend and collaborator, Schiller.

My goal here is not to provide an astrological analysis of Goethe, but to plant the seed in your mind that Goethe created, in his fairy tale, the role of the Old Man with the Lamp as a projection of himself.  He is the shining lamp held on high, just like his natal Sun being high in his birth chart.  The Old Man with the Lamp knows the rules (Saturn) of the physical world and the spiritual world.  He is a spirit in physical form.





About dadsnook

Dave has been exploring cyclic astrology since the mid-1970's. CYCLIC astrology utilizes both Return charts and planetary-pair cycles for short-term prediction. These practices and four years of archived material are available for study or reading at A new book, Personal Prediction ISBN 978-9-615-63033-5, has been published and the MC-Solar Cycle technique is now supported through a recognized software provider so that all students and practicing astrologers can apply these techniques for their own use. Recently, Dave has been exploring a new charting format:, transiting Moon to natal Sun Return charts. These moon-sun returns show how see seek to maintain or deal with change in our lives. A book is expected to be released in 2015. Contact Dave for details at Dave is a retired business systems analyst and automation systems engineer, enjoys woodcarving and tarot in addition to astrology.
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