Lincoln Assassination

With the movie Lincoln being out, I revived my research on presidential assassinations.  Lincoln as born on February 12, 1809 in Hodgenville, Kentucky.  I found two different sources for his birth time, both around sunrise.  Doris Chase Doane's Horoscopes of the U.S. Presidents gives Lincoln's time as 7:15 am.  AstroDatabank quotes his time as 6:54 am.  In those few minutes, no planets change signs but Lincoln's Sun moves from the 12th house to the 1st house and Neptune moves closer to the Midheaven with the earlier time. 

Initially upon looking at both charts, I favored the 6:54 time, but moving the chart forward to the time of Lincoln's assassination favored the 7:15 am chart.  So, this chart places the Sun and Chiron in Aquarius in the 12th house; Aquarius Rising, Mercury, Ceres, Pluto, and Jupiter in Pisces and Venus in Aries in the 1st house; Mars in Libra and the North Node and Uranus in Scorpio in the 8th house, a Saturn-Neptune conjunction in Sagittarius in the 9th house, and the Moon in Capricorn in the 11th house, but on the cusp of the 12th.



The first thing we notice in looking at Lincoln's chart is Mars in the 8th house (maybe it's only the first thing that a Scorpio would notice).  Although certainly not everyone with Mars in the 8th house will die of a gunshot wound, it does set the stage for the possibility.  What I also found interesting is that Lincoln has Neptune conjunct the Midheaven and four planets in Pisces – and that he died at the theater, which is a Neptune-Pisces endeavor.  Lincoln was also known for his oratory ability – and the Neptune – Pisces combination bestows the ability to mesmerize.  I've always believed that Mercury in Pisces has gotten what I'd call a "bum rap" astrologically in terms of purported intelligence (or lack thereof).  Some of the smartest people I've ever known have Mercury here.  

Lincoln's connections with the US chart, include his Moon at 27 Capricorn exactly conjunct the US Pluto at 27 Capricorn. (His Moon forms a square to his natal Mars in the 8th house.)  Lincoln's Sun in Aquarius conjoins the US Moon (for any July 4, 1776 chart). 

 At the time of Lincoln's assassination, April 14, 1865, 10:15 pm, in Washington, his solar arc chart showed the activity, all highlighting the 8th house of death.  Lincoln's SA Ascendant at 25 Aries was opposite his natal Mars in the 8th (gunshot), SA Mercury at 6 Taurus conjoined his natal South Node and opposed his North Node in the 8th house, and SA Venus, the ruler of his 8th house, was opposing natal Saturn.  These solar arc aspects only happen once in a person's life, and to have so many planetary configurations highlighting one sector of the chart is extremely unusual. 



In addition, transits on that day put transiting Saturn in the 8th house exactly squaring Lincoln's Moon.  Saturn was Retrograde moving toward the conjunction of his Mars, and the transiting Sun was exactly conjoining his SA Ascendant and opposing his natal Mars.


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