I have frequently noted in studying well-documented reincarnation cases, that transiting Saturn is in hard contact with the natal North Node (conjunct, square or opposed) when a past life memory emerges — either consciously or subconsciously.

Here are a few fascinating case examples for study:

The Case of John Elliotson and Dr. Norm Shealy

Dr. Norm Shealy, a world famous neurosurgeon, inventor, writer and specialist in pain management, was born on December 4, 1932 in Columbia, South Carolina (birth time unknown).

In January 1972, at age 39, while attending a lecture at the Neuroelectric Society in Aspen, Colorado, he learned about his past life as John Elliotson, a 19th century British physician who was also a medical trendsetter and pain specialist (Elliotson was born October 24, 1791 in Southwark, London; birth time unknown; he died July 29, 1868).

When Shealy heard the lecturer Dr. William Kroger say, “In the last century a British physician demonstrated that you could operate on patients who were mesmerized. His name was John Elliotson,” Shealy said he felt as if someone had thrust an iceberg down his back and said to himself, “My God, that’s me.”

Immediately after, Shealy contacted a medical librarian to learn about John Elliotson but no information could be found. Hence in June 1972, Dr. Shealy traveled to London to research Elliotson’s life.

Upon his arrival, he was intuitively guided with the same “iceberg down his back” sensation to the University College Hospital of London where his office had been as John Elliotson. Shealy said that as soon as he walked into the building he felt at home. Transiting Saturn was square the natal North Node in June 1972.

Similarities in both lives highlight the reoccurrence of transiting Saturn to Shealy’s natal North Node:
John Elliotson had striking black curly hair and walked with a congenital limp. He was also the first physician in London who did away with wearing knickers.

Around the age of 4 or 5, Norm Shealy wanted black curly hair so badly that he cut off a lock of his aunt’s black hair. At that same age he also declared he was going to be a physician.

At age 9, Shealy refused to wear knickers and said he threw temper tantrums in rebellion. He also fractured his right tibia bone, which led to an infection. That’s when he was told that he would always walk with a limp. At age 9, transiting Saturn was square the natal North Node.

At age 16, Shealy dyed his hair black when he went off to college. He also said that this age was when he always thought he was going to be a neurosurgeon. At age 16, transiting Saturn was opposed the natal North Node.

John Elliotson graduated medical school at age 19. Norm Shealy entered medical school at age 19. Shealy went on to teach at Harvard and became a world renowned pain specialist, duplicating the professional direction of John Elliotson.

Dr. Norm Shealy's Birth Chart

John Elliotson's Birth Chart

Learn more about the reincarnation case of John Elliotson and Norm Shealy, MD, PhD.

More reincarnation case examples will be added frequently. Please check back soon.


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Barbra Streisand (born April 24, 1942 at 5:08 AM in Brooklyn, NY; Asc 8 Aries 22) was a guest this past Sunday at the White House as she was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors. The honors recognize individuals who helped define American culture through the performing arts.

In light of this news, I was curious to take a look at Streisand’s horoscope. When I saw the lineup of Solar Arcs for 2009, all clumped together between August and November, I could only wonder what Streisand has planned for the coming year?!

SA Uranus conjunct Pluto (8/09)
SA Uranus square Sun (9/09)
SA Sun square Ascendant (10/09)
SA Pluto opposed Ascendant (11/09)

All of this leads right into transiting Pluto conjunct her Midheaven with the first hit in February 2010!

And if that weren’t enough, just slightly down the road in 2012, transiting Uranus will conjunct her Ascendant. Along with SA Midheaven opposed the Node!!!

Talk about a lineup of measurements! I researched the internet to get an inkling of what may lie ahead for Streisand, but to no avail. I didn’t find any concert dates, events or plans scheduled for 2009. What I did discover is that she does speak her mind in small, concise blog posts on her website particularly centered around the current election and her political point of view.

Looking more closely at 2009, the transit activity is slim to say the least. We do however see tr. Saturn opposed Venus ruling the 2nd and 7th houses coinciding with a minor SA of Saturn=Venus in the March/April time period. As well, the final hit of tr. Uranus square the Sun/Moon midpoint in March (and tr. Saturn square the Sun/Moon in August 2009). Marital concerns are certainly one strong possibility.

I would love to ask Barbra Streisand what she’s got cooking for the next 6 to 12 months ahead. Will she become more involved in politics? Produce or direct a new film? Your guess is as good as mine. Perhaps we’ll just have to wait and see.

Barbra Streisand's Birth Chart


With two devastating airplane crashes within the past year (on September 29, 2006 and July 17, 2007; killing a total of 353 people), Brazil is undergoing a major crisis in aviation.

Most recently, President Lula has fired both the Defense Minister and the Chief of Aviation. Lula has been under intense criticism from the public for not visiting Sao Paulo after the latest crash on July 17, 2007.

I would like to share some fascinating observations with the Birth Chart of Brazil (September 7, 1822 at 4:00 PM in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Asc 20 Aqu 26; MC 18 Sco 45).

This chart was used by the late and brilliant astrologer John Milton Taber who said, “There is firm historical documentation suggesting that Brazil became independent at 4:00 PM on Sept. 7, 1822 in São Paulo.” As well from Campion’s book “The Book of World Horoscopes,” (Second Edition, 1996; p.99): “Brazil proclaimed its independence from Portugal […] on 7 September 1822. The event … took place between 4:00 and 5:00 P.M. LMT …”

Just focusing on one important natal aspect in the horoscope, we see peregrine Saturn in the 3rd house (of inland transportation and communication) in a tight sesquiquadrate to peregrine Mercury, the chart’s final dispositor, in the 8th house (of public mortality). In mundane charts, Mercury rules over communication and travel; Saturn, the controls necessary for society to function efficiently and orderly.

Encompassing the period of both airplane disasters, we see that natal Mars (ruler of the 3rd house) has ARCED to Mercury and Saturn (SA Mars=Mercury; Nov ’06, and SA Mars conjunct Saturn in the 3rd house; Jan ’08). We also note that natal Saturn and Mercury have ARCED to the North Node (SA Saturn square Node; May ’06, and SA Mercury semisquare Node on July ’07 at the time of the second crash). On top of that, right in the midst of both disasters, two very difficult Solar Arcs: SA Pluto=Ascendant (Dec ’06) and SA Saturn=Pluto (Jan ’07)!

The transits of Neptune and Saturn to the Angles of the natal chart seem to confirm the accuracy of a 4:00 PM birth time. Transiting Neptune was conjunct the Ascendant (the country’s people) for its retrograde hit in August ’07 (i.e. at the time of the second crash, and square the Midheaven during the first crash). Transiting Saturn was opposed the Ascendant and square the Midheaven in September 2006 (precisely at the time of the first plane crash).

Aside from these two aviation catastrophes, Brazil experienced an enormous amount of aviation turmoil over the past holiday season (Dec 2006/Jan 2007) when flights were completely oversold and overbooked, leaving a barrage of passengers behind! In Brazil, one of the busiest holiday periods is 10 days between December 26th and January 6th when hotels are pre-paid and sold-out months in advance. Countless passengers lost valuable money and vacation time over the past Christmas season due to Brazil’s chaotic aviation system.

Hopefully aviation will improve in Brazil but it is a real shame that it takes such a loss of life to make necessary changes.

Brazil's Natal Chart

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