The Idealist, Philosopher & Mind Machine: Ayn Rand

Here is a case of an individual who was an atheist and had no belief, whatsoever, in any God, afterlife, or soul. Yet, just as every individual who reincarnates on this earth, Ayn Rand, too, had an INCARN horoscope that corresponded to her life exactly.

Ayn Rand is the famous novelist-philosopher of two bestselling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. She also wrote several nonfiction books that analyzed and explained the root causes of sociological, economical, and cultural issues and proposed solutions from a philosophical standpoint (a very Aquarian thing to do!).

For over a period of 60 years, Ayn’s influence still continues to have a profound effect on millions of people around the world. For the youth, her philosophy inspires individualism, reason, high regard for oneself, and extraordinary possibilities in the types of productive achievements that can be attained by man. For conservatives and, to a certain extent, libertarians, her philosophy provides a moral and intellectual basis for capitalism and how we should deal with one another in economical, political, and social contexts. And still, for liberals she is a hypocritical tyrant whose no better than a manipulative cult leader.

Born as Alisa Rosenbaum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Ayn was a precocious child. She taught herself how to read at the age of six. Recognizing Ayn as an unusual child with an insatiable curiosity and interest in literature, her mother provided her with children’s magazines and books to aid in her intellectual development. During her youth, Ayn especially came to cherish stories that expressed the heroic, the larger-than-life characters and scenarios and the worlds in which they lived. She saw that as an ideal and wanted to be a part of that. And so, it was through such literature that Ayn decided early on that she would become a writer.

As part of her youth, Ayn witnessed the chaos of living in Communist Russia—where civil wars and government takeovers killed the lives of its citizens, led to the confiscation of her father’s pharmacy, threatened and caused her family to relocate to different places of residence, left them in constant fear and periods of near starvation, and temporarily had her expelled from a university for her outspoken non-Communist beliefs. difference.

After graduating from the University of Leningrad in 1924, Ayn studied cinema arts for one year. Two years later she came to America on a visa that granted her to stay six months. Having arrived here in the United States, she had no intention of ever going back and didn’t. Especially after she saw the drastic differences in social, economical, and political systems and norms in the U.S.A. as compared to Russia. In fact, those harsh experiences she had growing up in Russia as compared to the sense of life America offered are what formed the basis of her views and philosophy on capitalism.

Ayn began working for Hollywood film director and producer Cecil B. DeMille just six months after her arrival in America. It was here where she met Frank O’ Conner, whom she later married in 1929. While Ayn’s objective was to be a writer, it was difficult for her to find jobs in that field, at first. For a number of years, she took several non-writing jobs in order to survive while simultaneously studying and mastering the English language. Her reputation slowly but surely grew through her personal writings, screenplays, stage plays, and sold fiction material (such as Red Pawn, which she sold to Universal Pictures in 1932).

The Fountainhead, her first major and best-selling novel, took getting rejected by 12 publishers before Bobbs-Merrill finally published it in May of 1943. Its influential impact was enormous and came primarily through word of mouth among laypeople. For younger individuals, in particular, it presented a most intelligent, radical, and potent philosophy on the nature, virtue, and necessity of individualism.

Ayn’s prominence also came about through her involvement in political activism and campaigns for a free political and economic society, meeting and befriending prominent people, discussing her ideas with others, writing Atlas Shrugged, and creating (with the help of Nathaniel Branden) a systematic philosophy called Objectivism.

BIRTH DATA
As far as I know, there is no available birth time for Ayn Rand. Her birth time was never provided and is unknown. I verified her chart back in 2010 and there is still no available birth data of hers available. Astro.com has a published horoscope of hers that has Leo rising, with a Rodden Rating of C. But that is just speculation for having no birth time at all. When I verified her chart back in 2010, I performed a full day’s run for all possible Incarnation times to leave no stoned unturned.

One thing that stood out about her personality, aside from her extraordinary intelligence and analytical abilities, was her superb attention to detail. Virtually nothing escaped her mind. It then occurred to me: when looking at the combination of her physical appearance AND personality—with its strong emphasis on details and exactness in all things undertaken—Virgo was the Ascendant that immediately came to mind. With Virgo Ascendant believed to be the personality most fitting for her, specific steps had to be taken to ascertain this was so.

The first step was to examine what zodiacal personalities matched her persona. Most were eliminated because neither the physical appearance nor behavioral traits corresponded to who she was. Aquarius was a possible exception, from a physical standpoint. In fact, characteristics from her underlying Aquarius Sun sign stood out so prominently that she could have passed for a double Aquarius. Even her face shape was more squarish and not as triangular as for other Virgo Ascendants. Nonetheless, Virgo was unmistakable and the triangularity was still there (especially when she was younger), which would not have been the case if she had been a “double” Aquarius (Aquarius Sun and Ascendant).

The second step was then to see whether the planetary placements in her horoscope singularly and collectively reflect a completely accurate picture of her personality, reputation, and entire life as it actually was. They did. Not only were the planets in the correct houses, but her third and ninth houses were intercepted. People with third and ninth house interceptions have careers in the areas of writing, teaching, communications, reporting, researching, traveling, publishiing, etc. The orientation is toward providing knowledge and experiences to the masses.

And lastly, significant events in her life had to be tested and confirmed for exact correlations via progressed aspects. Every single event tested was accompanied by pertinent progressions that corresponded perfectly to the nature and timing of each occasion. After all requirements were met and tests substantiated, the 11° 16′ 25″ Virgo rising INCARN horoscope (corresponding to the Incarnation time of 9:09:32 PM) was the only one that accounted for her excessive preoccupation with details; predisposition to test virtually every idea mentally for soundness, practicality, and pureness of thought; occupation as a writer; love of ideas and of philosophy; overall life activities; and corresponding progressions to life events.

The ruler of her Virgo Ascendant, Mercury, is located in the fifth house. The very existence of her being was applied toward ideas, creativity, and invention. Mercury and Uranus also parallel her fifth house cusp in declination. Mercury’s close conjunction with the Moon, and contraparallel to Neptune, fits well with how uncommon, inspiring, captivating, and emotionally charged her writing was.

Mercury and the Moon in Capricorn influenced her tendency to be extremely disciplined, prudent, and rationally choose how her emotions were directed as not to interfere with her ambitions, important business matters, or personal success. Above all, she was STRICTLY RATIONAL. In fact, upon meeting her for the first time, Nathaniel Branden, who went on to become her clandestine lover, closest business associate, and intellectual heir (until 1968) even referred to her as “Ms. Logic.”

Virgo is also on the cusp of her second house. The second house is indicative of one’s talents, capabilities, valuables, properties, money, and acquisitions. It shows existing factors that contribute to how one earns, spends, and saves money and assets for the future sustainability of one’s material livelihood. Ayn’s source of income came through activities related to inventiveness, revolutionary concepts, philosophical ideas, screenplays, creative writing, et cetera—the fifth house location of Mercury and its aspects. Her fifth house Mercury residing in the earth sign Capricorn concretizes learned material and abstract concepts into practical, real-life applications. Its placement in this sign also added to her aristocratic way of thinking and serious views when it came to ideas.

A person with high mental abilities must have a strong Mercury, Uranus, or Pluto, and possibly Neptune (although this would add greater intuition and inspiration). The three outer planets, in particular, add extraordinary and uncommon insights beyond the norm. Ayn’s intellectual prowess was way beyond average. Mercury is trine her Ascendant and conjunct the Moon. When a planet is conjunct, parallel or contraparallel one of the lights (the Sun or Moon) or major angles (ASC, DSC, MC, or IC), it becomes extra powerful. Moon-Mercury conjunction instills a deep-seated rationality and tendency to analyze concepts and issues in-depth. These planets entwined together—along with her Virgo Ascendant’s tendency for precise details—conferred an ability to remember information about particular subjects, experiences, and events with relative ease.

The powerful relationship that exists between Mercury and Pluto is another factor that contributed to Ayn’s above-average intelligence in the sense that Mercury draws upon Pluto (through Gemini) in its application of logical reasoning. Ayn always brought forth exceptional depths of understanding in scrutinizing situations or getting to the heart of a concept’s true meaning. With Mercury being the primary active force in her life, that Pluto in Gemini was constantly being accessed in her thinking and analyzing situations. Pluto probably also contributed to the nature of her intensity and looks.

Mars is the primary source of energy that’s channeled between her third and ninth house interceptions with Aries on the cusp of her ninth house, Scorpio intercepted in her third house, and Mars located in her third house of personal writings. In fact, Mars was the dominant force that characterized the nature of her writings. The aggressive, sharp, and sometimes bitter tone with which she often wrote coincides with this configuration. It characterized her method of thinking, induction, and analysis of situations. Mars in the 3rd house also coincided with her harsh experiences and environments as part of her early life while growing up in communist Russia. Its close aspects to her Ascendant, Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Neptune provided a strong influence that definitely came out in her character and convictions.

The fourth house cusp (Imum Coeli or IC) relates to influences upon self as a result of being alive. Whereas the Ascendant represents the “I”, the Imum Coeli represents the “Me” and it stands for what we represent to ourselves as opposed to what we represent to others or for others (Medium Coeli or MC…also called the Midheaven). Such influences to and from the body and have an impact on the role one is to play in life. Ayn had Sagittarius on her fourth house cusp, the philosophical sign. She saw and identified herself as a philosopher.

Uranus is also in the fourth house. In addition to a philosopher, she also identified herself as an individualist. During her upbringing, Ayn stood out as being very different from her family and from the norm, and she was an independent thinker. With regard to the nature of and look of homes or places of residence, Uranus prefers that which is modern or more contemporary. Uranus’ position in this house can also be representative of at least one parent. Perhaps it represented her father, as he was a chemist—a Uranus-related profession.

With the radical views she held, it was virtually certain that Uranus had to be located in a cardinal house, sitting on a major angle, conjoined a light (Sun or Moon), or be out-of-bounds in declination. A planet that is out-of-bounds in declination becomes exceptionally strong and exercises its greater power. You see, the tilted (i.e., “obliquity”) difference between the earth’s equatorial plane or axis (North and South Pole) and the ecliptic plane (the plane in which the sun, earth, and planets in our solar system revolve) is 23.5°.

The Ecliptic is tilted 23½° to the equator ( obliquity )

Hence, any planet in declination (North or South pole of the equator) whose declination is greater than 23.5° becomes one of the strongest planets in a horoscope. Uranus’ position in declination was 23S38°. It was a prominent and motivating force in Ayn’s life that, unquestionably, played a role in forming her philosophy, Objectivism.

Uranus’ opposition and Mercury’s contraparallel to her tenth house Neptune corroborated her resistance and objection to the mysticism of those in power in Russia whose ideals, social edicts, and erratic/unstable conditions of life negatively impacted the social, political, and economical relationships and livelihood of life for millions of people and families that Ayn witnessed and experienced firsthand. Looking at Neptune from another perspective, via its tenth house position insofar as it related to her career and reputation: it provided others with a sense of idealism, vision of hope, inspiration, and an ideal to reach or attain. Uranus’ opposition to Neptune indicated that her vision to lead others (Neptune in the tenth house) was championed by individualism (Uranus).

There’s a strong focus of energy in Ayn’s fifth house—with Mercury (ruler of her ASC), the Sun, and the Moon therein. Ideas, concepts, high ideals, and possibilities for the future were extremely important to her. Her mind was always oriented toward the future and on things “not as they are but as they could be and ought to be.” Capricorn is on the cusp of her fifth house with Mercury and Moon in that sign, as well. So, even though she always saw things as they could be and ought to be, she was a realist that looked to and based conclusions on the facts of reality. In regard to matters involving sex, romance, love, and happiness, she tended to take a very business-like approach. This same attitude was heavily reflected in the way her hero and heroine characters expressed their romantic affairs in her novels.

Saturn, the co-ruler of her fifth house Capricorn, is in the sixth house in Aquarius (also ruled by this planet). Saturn in the sixth house can show an occupation in the legal or medical field. In Ayn’s case, it coincided with the slow, calculated, cautious, and surefooted way in which he performed her work and went about attaining personal accomplishments.

Ayn’s has Pisces on the seventh house cusp (DSC), with Venus therein. The Descendant represents other people with whom we have relationships, be it business partners, close friendships, spouses, or (if negative) enemies. It shows the types of people we are attracted to and vice-versa as well as the temperament of such individuals.

Interestingly, her closest associates, including her spouse, had astrological signatures (Sun, Moon, ASC, or MC signs) that matched those indicated in her seventh house. Her husband, Frank O’Connor, for example, was born on September 22, 1897. From his appearance and personality, it’s almost certain that he had Pisces Rising (which would also place the Sun at the beginning of Libra for that rising sign and time). Frank was a very kind, quiet, gentle, and highly perspicacious man. He was an artist (a painter) and a gardener.

Barbara Branden was born on May 14, 1929: her Taurus Sun coincided with Ayn’s seventh house Venus.

Nathaniel Branden, who was her intellectual soul mate with whom she had a clandestine love affair for a number of years, was born on April 9, 1930. His Aries Sun coincides with the location of Ayn’s Descendant co-ruler, Jupiter, in Aries. It also related to the entrepreneurial spirit and actions of Nathaniel Branden in getting Ayn’s philosophy, Objectivism, off the ground, expanding it to the masses via Nathaniel Branden Lectures (or Institute), and running it as a publication business with Ayn as the coeditor from 1958 to 1968.

Leonard Peikoff, who became Ayn Rand’s legal heir, by default, after her break and ex-communication with Nathaniel and Barbara Branden, is founder of the Ayn Rand Institute. He was born on October 15, 1933: his Libra Sun also coincides with Ayn’s seventh house Venus.

And, Alan Greenspan, who was the Chairman of the Federal Reserve until 2006, was born on March 6, 1926: his Pisces Sun coincides with Ayn’s Descendant in Pisces.

Close aspects of Venus, Neptune, and Jupiter (seventh house planets and rulers) to other planets and signs provide additional information in regard to the personalities (and astrological signatures) of others with whom she had relationships.

Jupiter’s location in Aries in the eighth house and its aspects to Pluto, Venus, Saturn, the Moon, and Mercury supported her efforts to expand the benefits of capitalism in a society, although not without problems, misunderstandings, and going against the status quo (as indicated by the squares to and from the Moon and Mercury. Since Jupiter co-rules her Sagittarius fourth house cusp (Neptune is the other ruler), it contributed to her thinking, position, and attitude as a philosopher with respect to social economics (eighth house location of Jupiter in Aries).

Aries on the cusp of her ninth house is influenced by Mars, Pluto, Scorpio, and Gemini. As mentioned earlier, Mars was the strongest planet that established the tone of her writings and manner of communicating. The ego, man-worship, pride, rational egoism, and rational selfishness all resonate with the configurations of astrological data in her horoscope.

Taurus’ interception in the ninth house provided the ability to be very good at simplification or explaining difficult concepts in laymen’s terms when imparting knowledge to others.

Gemini on the Midheaven showed Ayn’s reputation as an intellectual. Her power over others was intellectual, mental. Mercury’s location in the fifth house supported the fact that her reputation was established, and largely based on, her personal ideas and philosophies. Pluto in the tenth house of power gives recognition to a resourceful individual with extraordinary abilities: one who is extremely adroit; highly versatile, multi-talented, and an overall problem-solver that can find solutions when everyone else fails. One or more parents or bosses can be of like nature. Gemini is the mental air sign that sees the big picture very well. Pluto therein more than doubled that capability while also enabling Ayn to be exceptionally persuasive. It co-rules her ninth house cusp Aries, and her writing and manner of communicating had a way of spellbinding others.

As also mentioned earlier, Neptune in the tenth house represents idealism and can lead to a person’s reputation as someone who inspires others….an idealist or visionary. Or, as a deceiver or one who is filled with delusions. The Neptune-Mercury contraparallel very much reflected her professional status in cinema and screenplay. Ayn was a screenwriter (movies = Neptune) and a fiction writer (novels = Mercury). Her book, The Fountainhead, was made into a movie. Incidentally, Neptune in the tenth house is also indicative of one’s bosses (and/or one parent). It is well known that Ayn worked in the cinema/movie industry for a number of film directors and producers, including Cecil B. DeMille, studio chief Jack L.Warner (Warner Brothers), producer Henry Blanke, and producer Hal Wallis.

Neptune, in its trine to Mars, drew upon that Pisces DSC and Venus to formulate what she envisioned as hero worship and the ideal in man—something highly reflected in her novels. When the contraparallel from Capricorn Mercury is added, her Neptunian visions of the ideal were balanced by a solid mentality to keep things grounded in reality. It contributed to her “sense of life”, in what she called: Romantic Realism.

Cancer is on the eleventh house cusp. The eleventh house represents outer projections of concepts, ideas, hopes, dreams, future plans for society as a whole, and ideals as they apply to and affect other people (as opposed to the fifth house, which affects self only). It also shows friends. The Moon’s location in the fifth house shows that her ideas appealed to younger people or the youth. Also, a majority of her friends and associates were a lot younger than her. They were also ambitious business professionals (Moon in Capricorn).

Leo is on the twelfth house cusp. Whereas the sixth house represents work and accomplishments that benefit oneself, the twelfth house represents work, services, and accomplishments that benefit and serve humanity. Her legacy was in teaching others to value themselves, their individuality (Sun, Aquarius), their minds, and their self-esteem. These were represented, once again, through her ideas, by the Sun’s location in the fifth house.

Sixteen noteworthy events and their progressions in Ayn’s life are included below. They include:

  1. January 27, 1926: Departed Leningrad (St. Petersburg) to France
  2. February 10, 1926: Sailed from LeHavre, France, to America on the De Grasse
  3. September 3, 1926: Moved to California and is hired by Cecil B. DeMille as a movie extra
  4. June 11, 1927: Promoted by DeMille and hired as a junior screenwriter
  5. April 15, 1929: Married Frank O’Connor
  6. March 13, 1931: Became a U.S. citizen
  7. October 2, 1934: Her first play Woman on Trial premieres in Hollywood
  8. November 15, 1934: Moved to New York City
  9. April 18, 1936: Publication of We the Living
  10. May 8, 1943: Publication date of The Fountainhead
  11. October 14, 1943: Sold The Fountainhead screenplay rights to Warner Brothers for $50,000
  12. July 1, 1944: Moved into Von Sternberg house designed by architect, Richard Neutra
  13. October 10, 1957: Publication date of Atlas Shrugged
  14. October 2, 1963: Received honorary doctorate from Lewis and Clark University
  15. November 9, 1979: Frank O’Connor died
  16. March 6, 1982: Ayn rand died

January 27, 1926: Departed Leningrad (St. Petersburg) to France

  • Progressed Moon contraparallel natal ASC: 3 minutes
  • Progressed Venus (rules ninth house Taurus) square natal Mercury (rules ASC): 4 minutes
  • Progressed Venus 75° natal Neptune (co-rules Sagittarius fourth house cusp): 5 minutes
  • Progressed Neptune contraparalel Mercury (slow-moving lifetime aspect): 4 minutes
  • Progressed ASC quincunx natal Jupiter: 2 minutes
  • Progressed third and ninth house cusps square natal Sun: 7 minutes

February 10, 1926: Sailed from LeHavre, France, to America on the De Grasse

  • Progressed Moon quincunx natal Venus: 6 minutes
  • Progressed Venus square natal Mercury: 0 minutes
  • Progressed Venus 75° natal Neptune: 2 minutes
  • Progressed Neptune contraparallel natal Mercury: 4 minutes
  • Progressed ASC quincunx natal Jupiter: 5 minutes

Progressed aspects placed emphasis on her physical being (ASC and its ruler), travels (Moon, third/ninth houses), to a new place of residence with the goal of establishing a new status, position, and social place in life (fourth/tenth houses and their rulers).

September 3, 1926: Moved to California and is hired by Cecil B. DeMille as a movie extra

  • Progressed ASC semisquare natal Mars: 4 minutes
  • Progressed Neptune contraparallel natal Mercury: 4 minutes
  • Progressed Sun parallel progressed Moon: 4 minutes
  • Progressed Sun contraparallel progressed Jupiter: 1 minute
  • Progressed Moon contraparallel progressed Jupiter: 3 minutes
  • Progressed Mercury parallel progressed Mars: 4 minutes
  • Progressed sixth house cusp 15° natal sixth house cusp: 5 minutes

June 11, 1927: Promoted by DeMille and hired as a junior screenwriter

  • Progressed Sun semisquare natal Mercury: 2 minutes
  • Progressed Sun trine natal Neptune: 3 minutes
  • Progressed Mercury parallel natal Saturn: 0 minutes
  • Progressed Neptune contraparallel natal Mercury: 4 minutes
  • Progressed Moon semisquare progressed Uranus: 2 minutes
  • Progressed Mercury conjunct progressed Saturn: 7 minutes
  • Progressed ASC quincunx progressed Mercury: 4 minutes
  • Progressed ASC quincunx progressed Saturn: 3 minutes

April 15, 1929: Married Frank O’Connor

  • Progressed Jupiter (co-ruler of Pisces DSC) 75° natal Sun: 0 minutes
  • Progressed Venus quintile natal Neptune (co-ruler of Pisces DSC): 7 minutes
  • Progressed ASC/DSC 15°/165° natal ASC/DSC: 8 minutes (entering)
  • Progressed Neptune contraparallel natal Mercury: 5 minutes
  • Progressed MC/IC sesquiquadrate/semisquare natal Mars: 7 minutes
  • Progressed Mercury 15° natal Sun: 0 minutes
  • Progressed Jupiter (co-ruler of Pisces DSC) sextile progressed Mercury (ruler of ASC): 0 minutes

March 13, 1931: Became a U.S. citizen

  • Progressed Sun trine natal Mars: 7 minutes
  • Progressed Mercury parallel natal Mars: 5 minutes
  • Progressed Neptune contraparallel natal Mercury: 5 minutes
  • Progressed third and ninth house cusps sesquiquadrate/semisquare natal Uranus: 2 minutes
  • Progressed Venus sextile progressed Saturn: 2 minutes
  • Progressed second and eighth house cusps 75°/105° progressed Uranus: 4 minutes
  • Progressed fifth and eleventh house cusps quincunx/semisextile progressed Neptune: 5 minutes

October 2, 1934: Her first play Woman on Trial premieres in Hollywood

  • Progressed Sun semisextile natal Sun: 5 minutes
  • Progressed ASC opposition natal Venus: 0 minutes
  • Progressed MC quintile natal ASC: 1 minutes
  • Progressed Jupiter semisextilae natal Venus: 9 minutes (entering)
  • Progressed Neptune contraparallel natal Mercury: 5 minutes
  • Progressed Moon 15° progressed Mercury: 7 minutes
  • Progressed Mars sesquiquadrate progressed Neptune: 4 minutes
  • Progressed Jupiter sextile progressed MC: 3 minutes
  • Progressed ninth house cusp semisquare progressed Neptune: 0 minutes
  • Progressed ninth house cusp opposition progressed Mars: 4 minutes

November 15, 1934: Moved to New York City

  • Progressed Sun semisextile natal Sun: 2 minutes
  • Progressed Moon 105° natal Mars: 4 minutes
  • Progressed Mercury semisquare natal Moon: 1 minute
  • Progressed Jupiter semisextile natal Venus: 8 minutes
  • Progressed ASC/DSC opposition/conjunct natal Venus: 6 minutes
  • Progressed MC 72° natal ASC: 5 minutes
  • Progressed Neptune contraparallel natal Mercury: 5 minutes
  • Progressed Mercury contraparallel progressed Jupiter: 4 minutes
  • Progressed Mars sesquiquadrate progressed Neptune: 6 minutes
  • Progressed MC/IC square progressed Jupiter: 1 minute

April 18, 1936: Publication of We the Living

  • Progressed Moon opposition natal ASC: 7 minutes
  • Progressed Venus parallel natal Pluto: 5 minutes
  • Progressed Mars sextile natal Venus: 5 minutes
  • Progressed Mars sesquiquadrate natal Neptune: 4 minutes
  • Progressed Mercury semisquare natal ninth house cusp: 7 minutes
  • Progressed Saturn sextile natal ninth house cusp: 0 minutes
  • Progressed Neptune contraparallel natal Mercury: 5 minutes
  • Progressed Mercury 15° progressed Saturn: 8 minutes (entering)
  • Progressed Sun semisquare progressed Venus: 4 minutes
  • Progressed Sun semisquare progressed Jupiter: 3 minutes
  • Progressed Venus conjunct progressed Jupiter: 7 minutes
  • Progressed Venus parallel progressed Pluto: 0 minutes

May 8, 1943: Publication date of The Fountainhead

  • Progressed Mercury sesquiquadrate natal Mars: 3 minutes
  • Progressed Mars parallel natal Sun: 0 minutes
  • Progressed ASC 105° natal Pluto: 5 minutes
  • Progressed Neptune contraparallel natal Mercury: 5 minutes
  • Progressed Moon semisextile progressed Neptune: 8 minutes
  • Progressed ASC 105° progressed Pluto: 4 minutes

October 14, 1943: Sold The Fountainhead screenplay rights to Warner Brothers for $50,000

  • Progressed Sun semisextile natal Saturn: 5 minutes
  • Progressed Moon contraparallel natal Sun: 0 minutes
  • Progressed Mars parallel natal Sun: 2 minutes
  • Progressed DSC 72° natal Moon: 8 minutes
  • Progressed Neptune contraparallel natal Mercury: 5 minutes
  • Progressed Sun parallel progressed Mercury: 3 minutes
  • Progressed Moon contraparalell progressed Mars: 2 minutes
  • Progressed Venus sextile progressed Neptune: 2 minutes
  • Progressed eighth house cusp semisextile progressed ninth house cusp: 9 minutes

July 1, 1944: Moved into Von Sternberg house designed by architect, Richard Neutra

  • Progressed Moon conjunct natal Pluto: 4 minutes
  • Progressed Venus 105° natal Mercury: 5 minutes
  • Progressed Venus sextile natal Neptune: 3 minutes
  • Progressed Mars parallel natal Sun: 4 minutes
  • Progressed MC/IC 165°/15° natal Moon: 7 minutes
  • Progressed ninth house cusp 105° natal Sun: 6 minutes
  • Progressed Neptune contraparallel natal Mercury: 5 minutes
  • Progressed ASC square progressed Neptune: 7 minutes
  • Progressed Sun trine progressed Mars: 2 minutes
  • Progressed Moon parallel progressed Venus: 3 minutes

October 10, 1957: Publication date of Atlas Shrugged

  • Progressed Jupiter (in the ninth house of publications) square natal Saturn: 0 minutes
  • Progressed Moon square natal second and eighth house cusps: 0 minutes
  • Progressed Saturn 15° natal Sun: 8 minutes
  • Progressed Jupiter (in the ninth house of publications) trine progressed Uranus: 3 minutes
  • Progressed MC 15° progressed Neptune: 11 minutes (too wide but entering)
  • Progressed ninth house cusp 105°/75° progressed twelfth/sixth house cusps: 2 minutes

October 2, 1963: Received honorary doctorate from Lewis and Clark University

  • Progressed Venus semisquare natal Venus: 2 minutes
  • Progressed Mars parallel natal Moon: 0 minutes
  • Progressed Saturn parallel natal Mars: 0 minutes
  • Progressed Moon parallel progressed ASC: 2 minutes
  • Progressed Moon 15° progressed Saturn: 7 minutes
  • Progressed Venus parallel progressed Neptune: 2 minutes
  • Progressed Jupiter sextile progressed Venus: 9 minutes

November 9, 1979: Frank O’Connor died

  • Progressed Jupiter opposition natal Mars: 4 minutes
  • Progressed Mars parallel natal Moon: 2 minutes
  • Progressed MC/IC semisextile/quincunx natal ASC/DSC: 6 minutes
  • Progressed Moon 15°/165° progressed ASC/DSC: 8 minutes

March 6, 1982: Ayn rand died

  • Progressed Moon semisquare natal Uranus: 0 minutes
  • Progressed Mercury contraparallel natal Saturn: 1 minute
  • Progressed Mars sextile natal Moon: 6 minutes
  • Progressed Mars parallel natal Moon: 0 minutes
  • Progressed Neptune 165° natal Mercury: 7 minutes
  • Progressed MC/IC contraparallel natal Sun: 3 minutes
  • Progressed ASC 75°/105° progressed MC/IC: 5 minutes
  • Progressed Moon parallel progressed Saturn: 0 minutes
  • Progressed Mercury semisquare progressed Pluto: 3 minutes

When death occurs, the first, fourth and eighth house influences are involved, because the existence of a physical being (ASC/first house) and its internal effects or functioning as a result of being alive (IC/fourth house) ceases to exist in the physical world. The possession of a soul (second house) then exits into another dimension (though the eighth house).