Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A Chinese astrological portrait of Hugo Chavez

Hugo Chavez died on March 5 of cancer. He was 58. Born on July 28, 1954 the Chinese astrological signs for the year, month, day, and hour of his birth are Wood Horse, Metal Sheep, Wood Rooster, and Earth Tiger, respectively. Wood Horse shows him to have had many points of view and the ability to relate to countless people with equal interest and enthusiasm. He was always restless, imaginative and exuberant, and he acted freely. Wood Rooster shows him to have been naturally curious about many things. He was critical, and had excellent managerial instincts. And he loved to attract attention and was quite the show-off. He was self-disciplined, flexible and sociable. His chart having the sign Peach Blossom also shows that he was charismatic, and strongly attractive to women.

He was born in the year of 1 Water Star, the month of 3 Wood Star and his tendency was 3 Wood Star. This made him strongly idealistic, and capable of expressing himself in a surprisingly aggressive manner that, at worst, offended others and opened him to personal attacks that he took badly. He was not the most patient man. Because he drank copious amounts of coffee, smoked cigarettes, and lived under extreme emotional stress his health was adversely affected.

Born on a day of Yin Wood and in the year of Horse, Chavez always thought for others whenever doing anything; he was considerate, but controlling. Born on a day of Yin Wood and in a month of Sheep Chavez had many helpful friends. Born on a day of Rooster Chavez was highly respected. Born in the hour of Tiger, Chavez had a knife blade. Knife blade in the hour of birth gives a surprising character, capable of suddenly destructive actions and words. Knife blade in the hour of birth also tells of poor relations with children, a spouse who is prone to illness, and surgery toward the end of life.

The chart shows unstable conditions in Chavez' early years. He came from a humble background and learned to be independent early. He lacked family support and tended to distance himself from his siblings.

The balance of elements in Chavez' chart are 5 Fire, 4 Earth, 2 Metal, 0 Water, and 4 Wood. Metal is the weakest element. His vital element is Earth. No Water in the chart shows that whenever Water comes up in the chart's progressed cycles Chavez faced big challenges. We see that Water was strong from his age 7 to 27, and then from 37 to the end of his life. He lived under stress most of his life. Water denotes enemies in his chart. Born with no Water, he felt no fear. His cycle of age 17 to 27 in which he went through the military academy and found his life's calling was pivotal. Chavez was assigned at age 27 to teach in the military academy, and alarmed his superiors by the extent of his influence over the students. This brought them to send him to Apure, a remote area. But the contact he had with the indigenous people there informed his policies that he implemented when he ultimately came to power. In 1992 at age 38, the beginning of a long stressful period shown by Water element coming up, Chavez led an attempt to overthrow the government of President Perez over unpopular economic austerity measures and landed Chavez in jail for two years. But, after a complex rise to prominence, Chavez won the Venezuelan presidential elections in 2000 at age 46. Age 47 to 57 for Chavez was a period of maximum Water in which he won the enmity of the Bush Administration, and contracted his cancer. There may or may not be a connection between these. But, Chavez was most prone to making enemies between age 47 and 57.

Metal, being his vital element, is what protected Chavez' health. It was present in his chart from birth up to age 37. After that it faded out. His cycle 57 to 67 is Fire Ox. The Fire kills his Metal. He was too weak to go on. Chavez' chart has Heaven medicine star with no Water element. This means that he was in danger throughout his life of coming down with a disastrous illness. Had he cared for his physical health he might have gone on for a long time. Metal comes back again in his chart at age 87. He could have lived past 100.

The years 2012 and 2013 are both Water years, 2012 being Water Dragon, and 2013 being Water Snake. Snake for Chavez is the death star. He died in the year of Snake. Had he continued, Snake would have come up again in his cycle of age 97 to 107.

Chavez died at the threshold of his greatest period of power. 57 up to 77 would have brought him up to his pinnacle. Because of this, despite his early death, it is not unreasonable to say that his spiritual influence will continue long into the future of South America.

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