depicted like a mandala with its 360-degree circle. In the center
is home or "OM". Here is an invisible spot that acts as a unification
of the whole individual or perhaps, the soul. The four directions
of East, South, West, and North act as gateways to the whole individual.
Descendant Angle is the West gateway and leads the soul toward
reflection, imagination and healing. This is the time of sunset.
It is thus, about endings. At first there is a glow of red and joy
with an emphasis of love. When living with this Angle as an emphasis
the soul will grow with relationships. Pleasure is derived from
listening, seeing and intimacy.
angle an individual experiences the consciousness of others. There
is passion from this angle. The nature of this passion can arouse
creative or healing expression. However, sometimes this very passion
can elevate the potential experience of becoming attached to others
for enjoyment. A common experience of the West is to see life through
the eyes and stories of others. On the other hand, this angle has
the power to exemplify the ability to discern the uniqueness and
distinctive characteristics of every phenomenon.
power of this gateway is not separate from the power of the
whole. However, in location astrology, statistics have shown that
famous and very public people have strong planetary influences at
each of the angles. This angle is considered weaker than the Midheaven
or Ascendant but there are known public personalities born with
this emphasis (such as Bob Dylan and Katherine Hepburn with MERCURY
DSC or Debbie Reynolds with MARS DSC, or Carl Sagan and Mozart with
planetary influence has its own nature. MERCURY at the Descendant,
for example, tends to empower singers, writers and people known
for their distinctive style of speech.
to one planet and or angle is not the goal of location astrology.
Instead, the goal is to become aware of personal potential. Location
Astrology is a way to reach personal goals and awareness. With that
awareness the greater cultivation and development of personal power
and potential is then realized. Thus, to activate one part of the
whole is to bring balance and accord with the whole. All mandala
work is the work of a weaver and a synthesis of the whole.
May the joy of love within
each community and relationship multiply into a global party of
compassion and discernment.