Part 5: Recovery, Discovery; the Wonder Of It All.


Following his Nov. 16, 2008 awakening from a coma, and a week of recovery to get most of his memory and motor functions restored, Eban went home on Nov. 25th, two days before Thanksgiving.  He was anxious to share his story, his excitement could hardly be contained.  The family and his visiting friends were amazed at what they saw as a physically and mentally active man recovering from a fatal health issue.  His advanced chart for that date is shown below.


Most notable in this chart is the two angular Moons; t/Moon at the IC, n/Moon at the Desc. angle and squaring the t/Sun in the 4th house.  The opening quarter Moon is the phase in which we struggle to assert our self, to make our own way in life.  The two angular Moons speak of domesticity.  Note n/Moon squared by t/Chiron, the healing and adjusting energy being received.  The t/PoF has just passed the n/MC, indicating a change in one’s status — from hospital patient to home recovery.

This informational interlude sets up the next, and for us the final, part of Alexander’s story.  He was anxious to write a book about his adventures and the many trips he made to and from Heaven.  His son, after hearing accounts of these experiences, counseled him not to read any books on the Near Death Experience before first writing his own detailed account.  It was essential, he said, that the many facets of each of his father’s visits to heaven not be diluted or changed in any way.  Eban did that.  After finishing his story in draft form, he started reading books on Near Death Experiences (NDE).  Many shared common elements.  He realized that one element common to almost every NDE story was missing in his story.  He had not met anyone he knew while in heaven.

On a rainy Tuesday in March, 2009 — most likely March 3rd — he received in the mail from a sister a framed photograph and a poem.  After reading the poem he took a look at the photograph.  It was of an older sister who had died as a child before he had been born.  He had heard of her, conversationally, but had never seen a photo of her before.  She looked familiar to him, as a sister might.  Yet, there was something more.  Finally, it came to him.  This girl was the one who had guided him in his many trips around Heaven.  Different dress, no angelic glow, but the same girl.  He had indeed met someone he knew in Heaven.  That chart is shown below.


  • t/Neptune is at the MC; our rainy day, while n/Neptune squares the n/MC.  Neptune also relates to photographs, the MC relates to the family in general.
  • t/PoF in the 4th opposes t/Sun in the 10th, while n/PoF conjoins n/Sun at the Desc. angle.  When two Suns are involved in a mutual pattern or are opposed to each other we have two minds, two intellects, two challenges to consider.  Here, given the context of Alexander’s life at that time, he recognizes the sister that he had never met prior to his illness and visits to heaven.

This is an extraordinary message.  Family relationships apparently endure in differing forms through many lives and physical experience.  These bonds are seeming strong and enduring.  I would assume that strong friendships also fall into this category.  Something to think about.

In the next posting I will examine Alexander’s “Goethe Profile” for Conscious Awareness.  Comparisons and explanations of that profile for Alexander’s charts will be offered.  As noted earlier, all of these NDEs seem to have common astrological patterns.  In some cases the patterns don’t seem to exist — and the story of the related NDE and the lack of impact on changes in that person’s life also don’t seem to exist.  We have to remember that claiming a NDE and then capitalizing on that story to sell books, seminars, speaking engagements, and pay-to-join web sites is lucrative to many seeking financial gain.

This why Eban Alexander’s story was chosen for our initial exploration.  He was already established in his field, he had a good career and family life.  There was no basis for seeking selfish gain and noteriety.  He has, however, changed his life since his NDE experience.  In the next posting we can discuss his efforts to share his story and to help others pursue a fuller life.  Dave 



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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