Clair Sylvia. It Had To Happen. It Did Happen.

Clair photo-3

Photo of an older Clair Sylvia

Following her heart-lung transplant Sylvia had plenty of time to think about the gift she had received and the donor.  Small shifts in her preferences for certain foods, small ways of acting, and her dreams fed her imagination and curiosity.  Her dreams revealed the name “Tim” to her and something about the accident — Tim flying through the air.  Questions to the hospital staff were rebuffed, yet the nature of their answers confirmed her beliefs.  The state of “Maine” was involved.

Discussions with a friend finally led to taking action.  Knowing that the donor’s loss of life had to have happened within a day or two of her transplant, a search of newspaper archives turned up a story of a young man killed in a motor cycle accident in Maine.  The date was right.  The name of the eighteen year old boy was Tim Lasalle, the “Tim” in her dreams.  (These names are used in the book and are not the real names of the donor or his family)  Clair now had to recognize the likelihood that some portion of Tim’s essential self resided within her, that he was not ‘dead’ in the normal sense of the word.  From that realization many other considerations would arise.

The realization that Tim was young, always lived dangerously, always drove fast, and may have had other issues such as drugs or alcohol involvement were reasons not to pursue investigating further.  If certain ‘good’ things from Tim influenced her could not other things also affect her?  With all of this on her mind, Clair went ahead and wrote a letter to Tim’s family.  A response came along with an invitation to visit.

Because the town where Tim’s family resides is not given, I will cast the charts for Portland, Maine.  The visit occurred on June 2, 1991.

This is a t/Moon-opposite-n/Sun in the 12th house.  This is very important symbolism.  Moon represents Clair, the woman.  Sun represents Tim, the male.  Tim (Sun) is in the hidden 12th house, representing the identity and interest by Clair in what is unknown of Tim.


  • t/Moon conjoins t/Saturn; a need to know of ‘family’ heritage.
  • n/Saturn-n/Jupiter at the MC represents the ‘business of life’ being Clair’s immediate goal.
  • t/Pluto-IC; fundamental revelations and changes in her life’s foundations.
  • n/Mars-Asc.; assertive action on Clair’s part.  Now note t/Mars-n/Sun-t/Jupiter-n/Pluto all grouped together in the 12th house.  n/Mars-Asc. links t/Mars-t/Jupiter to n/Sun-opp-t/Moon.  It also links through the n/Sun the n/Pluto to t/Pluto-IC.  Secrets unearthed.  And, t/Mars-t/Jupiter links in to n/Jupiter-n/Saturn; the business of life is being discovered and brought to light.
  • Finally, t/Part of Fortune (PoF) squares n/PoF-t/Uranus-t/Neptune.  Two PoF’s in hard aspect indicate chaos, upsets and strong changes.  Note that the n/N.Node opposes t/PoF and t/N.Node is sliding back towards conjoining n/PoF.  This is all about changes in associations with others — in this case the reunion of a family and of two families.

We do have t/Chiron-conjunct-n/Chiron.  I do not know quite how to interpret this in this context.  Any suggestions from my readers would be appreciate.

In the next posting I will talk about that family meeting.  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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