Leading fixed star astrologer Diana K Rosenberg has very sadly passed away. She had only just published her long awaited book on the fixed stars after 30 years of research. Thank you Diana, for your wonderful pioneering work on our beloved constellations. I was interested to see which stars she had guiding her and we are not disappointed. Sirius rising, Mars on Regulus and Chiron on Algol.
Diana’s chart has all the hallmarks of a great astrologer. A fabulous Yod to Rx Jupiter. This is her wonderful gift of ancient wisdom that is contained in the constellations. This is a karmic mission with her retrograde Jupiter, the eternal teacher. “Viewed in karmic terms, retrograde planets in your natal chart can indicate internal struggle regarding an unachieved goal or an unfinished life lesson or lessons.” Skyviewzone. She has to be first 21st century astrologer to revive and promote the use of fixed stars on the ecliptic, like fixed star astrologers Robson, the Ebertins and Ptolemy before her. Diana was probably an astrologer/mystic in a previous life. Neptune on the South Node. Alkes, a great gift passed on through generations is on her IC.
Diana has Mars on the star Regulus, the heart of the Lion “Honor, fame, strong character, public prominence” Regulus on a planet in the 10th house is supposed to make one astrologer to kings and noble men. She has it in the 3rd which would be more local, her Yod is pointing here and it is the house of media and communication. Diana had a blog and was known throughout the internet. Chiron the astrologer is sextile Mercury the traditional ruler of astrology. Mercury shows her great dedication to the research she put into work. Chiron is on Algol. Diana wrote a very influential article on Algol, which you can find here. Rising she has the brightest star of them all. Sirius. Very fitting for someone so passionate about the fixed stars. “It gives honor, renown, wealth, ardor, faithfulness, devotion, passion and resentment, and makes its natives custodians, curators and guardians.”
Sun square Pluto “once this square is mastered, the power and magic of the aspect is phenomenal. At some point they may indeed have to face some sort of “death”. Having survived this they become indestructible and exude the awesome aura of a Phoenix that has been through the flames and come out 10 times stronger.” Though Diana has left the earth plane, she will continue to live on through the fixed stars so she is a kind of Phoenix. And I’m sure I’ll be referencing her book in future posts once I get it in my hands. Interesting Vivian Robson, another astrologer quoted here extensively on Darkstar has Sun conjunct Pluto. Of the Dark Goddesses Diana has Sun conjunct Sedna, an important life’s calling, Ceres on the MC, propagating knowledge and sewing seeds for future generations of astrologers. Finally Moon trine Lilith, the priestess of course “This is witchcraft of the highest calibre, … Lilith trines can manifest as a unique talent that always stands out from the mediocre.” Lilith also squares Neptune and both the Nodes. Lilith unites past and future of occult wisdom. Her Lilith very powerful on Aldebaran, Archangel Michael in Taurus and a royal star of Persia.“honor, intelligence, eloquence, steadfastness, integrity, popularity, courage, ferocity, a tendency to sedition, a responsible position, public honors”
We have been waiting a long time for a modern take on some of the more notorious stars. I’m sure Diana has done a sterling job with her book “Secrets of the Ancient Skies”. May her starlight shine down on us for many generations to come.