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Alfred Witte called the first Transneptunian planet Cupido and when we look at that symbol closely you’ll see it’s actually a combination of Venus and Jupiter so it’s a very expansive Venus. When we look at the effect of Cupido in a birth chart we are looking at things where companionship and partnerships are the main component. This has mvaried implications...organizations, family, social relations, clubs, corporations, many different kinds of partnerships. Venus also has to do with the aesthetic, beauty and art, so Cupido could deal with cooperative creative ventures.
Now on its own Cupido is a fairly neutral and accommodating planet, so we really need to see what else it’s dancing with in a chart to get a realistic picture of how it is operating. Let’s look at a few examples.
This first chart is the chart of Madonna and when we look around the Meridian, and again the Meridian is the most important point in Uranian astrology because it’s like a snapshot of the soul. It’s what we really want to do and achieve regardless of whether it brings attention and recognition from the outside. So when we look around the Meridian we get this Venus/Cupido midpoint structure. The Cupido has a lot to do with partnerships, communions, and with the Venus involved we get creative partnerships….relationships.
This next chart we’re going to look at is the chart of Adolf Hitler. Now around the Meridian Adolf Hitler has a Cupido/Poseidon midpoint structure. Now we know what Cupido is, communities or various type of partnerships. What Poseidon is all about is shining the light upon or illuminating something. Poseidon is about ideologies, it’s about philosophies. So when Cupido and Poseidon come together you can have communities or groups that have specific world views. There can be an idealistic view or perfectionistic approach to what structure should be like.
This next chart is an event. It’s the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. It’s important to note here that while the Meridian would still be the snapshot of the “soul of this event,” its "point of individuality," the Meridian is also the actual "minute" or "moment" in time. So for instance if they were married at 11:17 am which puts the Meridian at 10.30 degrees of Cancer, even if the married took place a few minutes later, say 11:30 am, the Meridian moves to 13.30 degrees Cancer and the whole picture changes. And when the picture changes so does all of the information around the Meridian, so you can see why the Meridian is so personal.
At the moment of marriage what we have is a Cupido/Kronos midpoint structure. Now Kronos is another one of the Transneptunian planets and it is about all things that are high up, literally and figuratively. So anything from bureaucracies, government, leadership positions, the boss, and also everything that is above average such as someone who is an expert at something or has integrity. Cupido/Kronos is also one of the midpoint structures for marriage, and the Kronos gives an edge of distinguished or illustrious societies, high social positions as well as family celebrations and gatherings. So you can see at the actual moment of their union this midpoint structure is right on point.
Next up, actor Uma Thurman. Here we have a Jupiter/Cupido midpoint structure on the side of the Meridian, but you can see it still fulfills those criteria for a midpoint because it is equidistant to the axis. Now Jupiter is traditionally known as the planet of good luck and good fortune, but Jupiter is much more than that. It expands whatever it touches with faith, optimism, contentment, a consciousness of aim, so it’s easy to see why it’s labeled the planet of luck. Jupiter/Cupido around the Meridian indicates someone who has successful partnerships, it may not necessarily be in the romantic area, we’d have to look deeper to confirm that, but certainly in the area of career because remember the Meridian has everything to do with the career from the standpoint of individuality. This is someone who gets along well with people and people really like her. And since Jupiter expands the Cupido energy it can also represent someone who appears in the public as an artist.