Click on above image for video
Zeus. The planet of controlled, directed and creative energies. https://youtu.be/mjqk6typhOg
The Greeks often put faces on the forces that shaped the world and the natural world was very frightening to them so they associated it with the divine. In Greek mythology Zeus was the most feared but also the most respected of all the gods. He had command of the skies and that gave him the most deadly weapon which was lightning. So when natural catastrophes happened people believed they were sent by Zeus. He was a true leader and a bringer of order, justice and civilization.
Zeus was that guy who was able to use his ambition, his creativity and his intelligence to convince everyone around him that he was the one who should be leading, so he was really able to build alliances and momentum in this way. He knew how to treat people and because of that he easily maintained his power.
What we can also see from the astrologic symbol of Zeus is virility and fertility as you get somewhat of a phallic symbol. Both Freud and Jung saw lightning as a phallic symbol and Zeus was known to have an incredible sex drive. He sought many women and it is thought that he had hundreds of children, a child with every woman he was ever with. So the Greeks wanted to be connected with this virility, the fertility, the power, and they were pretty proud if there was someone in their town who was a child of Zeus’s, and his offspring is often what produced their local ruling families.
So where we find Zeus in a chart is where we find controlled, directed and creative energies. It’s a recipe for leadership, achievement and positive goals of all types. Let’s take a look at some charts of people with some strong Zeus energy.
First up, Prince William. Now when we take a look around the Meridian of Prince William’s chart and remember the Meridian is like a snapshot of the soul, the point of individuality, what we really want to become regardless of whether it brings attention and recognition from the outside, we have a very interesting midpoint structure here of Zeus and Kronos. So of course Zeus is all about leadership, direction, the urge to activate, and Kronos is all about things high up, literally and figuratively. So Kronos is governments, bureaucracies, official positions, things that are about average or excellent and also someone who does something where they are an expert at it. So when Zeus/Kronos get together as they do in Prince William’s chart, it’s the combination of a “commander in chief,” someone with a strong personality who wants to be an authority figure. Now you may think wait a minute, he seems so sensitive and mild, well don’t forget he does have the Sun and the Moon both in the sign of Cancer, which is a water sign, so there’s a lot of sensitivity to this man, but when we go to the Meridian, which by the way is powerfully placed in the sign of Scorpio and blended with the Zeus/Kronos midpoint, this gives us a lot of lofty and fiery directed energy. This is someone who would very much like to lead and would be a fine leader at that.
Now the kicker to this whole Zeus/Kronos structure with the Meridian is the fact that it makes a 3-point picture with Jupiter. The planet Jupiter expands whatever it touches with faith, optimism, positive growth and development, and it’s within 2 degrees of that Scorpio Meridian. So with the Jupiter being a part of that 3 point picture with the Zeus and Kronos you can absolutely see that he would make a very fine leader because he’s got the power, he wants to use it and with all of that water you have a very sensitive and caring man.
Next up we have the chart of Barack Obama. Now he too like Prince William has that powerfully intense Scorpio Meridian, and around that Scorpio Meridian we have a Zeus/Uranus midpoint structure. Again, our Zeus with its directed, creative, leadership energy blends here with Uranus, the planet of reformers, inventors, technicians. Uranus is also the planet of independence and personal freedom, it wants to do what it wants, when it wants, how it wants, it doesn’t want to be told what to do, and if supported by the rest of the chart it uses its energy for reform, revolution and change. So with the Uranus/Zeus midpoint structure around the Meridian you have a leader with a lot of willfulness, a lot of energetic willpower, it’s a very independent situation and necessary for someone who is in that type of position. Now here is where it gets interesting because the Zeus/Uranus midpoint also hooks in with the planet Poseidon which aligns perfectly with his Meridian. Now Poseidon has everything to do with ideals, the higher mind and consciousness. Poseidon wants to shine the light on something and aligning with his Meridian you get that desire to operate from an idealistic viewpoint. So Meridian with the Poseidon, these are people who want to express in some way their ideals to others and combined with that willful leadership of Uranus/Zeus you get someone who wants to use their power to illuminate their idealistic visions. This is someone who is a powerful orator and we got our first glimpse of this at the 2004 Democratic convention when he gave his first speech. Now despite his unpopularity as a President in the moment, I really do think he’ll be much more successful out of office, more like a Jimmy Carter, as a visionary or inspirational figure.
Now we come to the chart of Bruce Lee. Here we are going to take a look at Zeus in relation to the physical and virility. Bruce Lee was widely considered the father of mixed martial arts. He was essentially an action hero, a film actor and film maker wo was a real pop culture icon of the 20th century. He developed his own techniques and was known for his almost obsessive training, training, fitness and nutrition regimens to become as strong as could.
So here instead of going to the Meridian we are going to go to the planetary symbol that represents physical body which is the Sun. Now around the Sun we get a Meridian/Zeus midpoint structure. So wherever we find the Meridian in a midpoint structure in terms of the ease of understanding we can substitute the “my.” In this case Meridian/Zeus, my direction, my leadership, my force. Meridian/Zeus gives an urge to accomplish a great deal physically when positioned around the symbol of the physical body which is the Sun, and if supported and not too hindered by other aspects is the structure of a true sportsman.
So what’s so great about the Uranian system of astrology is that there are many different way to find information that you may be looking for. If we wanted more information that pertains to Lee’s physical body we can also try looking at the Sun/Aries midpoint structure. So Sun/Aries….Aries is also referred to as the Cardinal axis. Again, the Sun being the physical body, and the Aries point represents the world or more specifically Bruce Lee’s physical manifestation in the world. So around this point we have a Zeus/Hades midpoint structure. Now Hades often drags whatever it touches into the underworld, but positively manifested Hades represents the antiquities. So this creative, virile energy manifests in the world of Martial arts, and it ties into Venus/Vulcanus as well which is someone who is powerfully attractive in this area. Think about Venus which is beauty and love, and Vulcanus which is an explosive energy like a Volcano. This is someone who really had the power and charisma to transform the world of Martial arts as well as the way that all Asians were represented in foreign films.