©3-14-2010 by Donna Cunningham, MSW
UPDATE–THE CONTEST IS OVER. SEE THE RESULTS HERE:
Many of you have already taken the series of tests that’s been running on Skywriter for the past several weeks. You may know how strong your Pluto, Saturn, and Uranus are, and you’ve probably had thoughts of turning in a couple of your outer planets for a nice, mushy Venus or lucky Jupiter. Well, you may want to think again, because some of you out there are in the running for a prize for that whopping outer planet scorecard.
Are YOU the Outer Planet Grand Poobah?
In celebration of International Astrology Day and the Blogathon next weekend, I am running a contest to see who has the highest total score on the three planets in the upcoming cardinal t-square of Pluto, Saturn, and Uranus. To enter, take the three tests below and keep track of how you got the score.
In the interest of fairness, there are some changes in the rules so that everyone scores their contest entry the same way. USE THE ORBS GIVEN ABOVE. Leave out Chiron, the Nodes, the Part of Fortune, Vertex and other assorted bodies and points or progressions. Do not add scores for aspects other than those mentioned in the amended tests. Rule of thumb: if you have to write to ask about it, the answer–for the purpose of this contest–is probably no. (For your own entertainment you can score it any way that appeals to you, just not for a contest entry.)
Here are the orbs I use for aspects: 8° for a conjunction or opposition, up to 6° for a square or trine, 3° for the minor aspects. The only exception would be a conjunction to the Midheaven or Ascendant, and, using the Gauquelin system, that is 10°.
- How Strong is your Pluto? Here’s the Score!
- How Strong is your Uranus? Here’s the Score!
- How Strong is your Saturn? Here’s the Score!
Why isn’t Neptune included, you ask? Well, it’s not in the t-square, for one thing, and for another, it gives Neptunian types one more reason to feel picked on. (Did I just write that? And more to the point, will I have the guts to leave it in this post?)
How Do You Enter?
Start by downloading the worksheet here: Contest Worksheet. Fill it out, listing the outer planet aspects you found and giving scores on the individual planets and the total for the three planets.
You are only eligible to enter if your total score tops 150 points. That’s because I already know from the comment section and emails that there are plenty of you out there that had Pluto scores and Uranus scores around 70 and many of you who had both scores in that range. They were mostly born during the 1960s with Pluto and Uranus conjunct. Saturn scores tended to run lower—I guess Saturnians had better things to do with their time than take tests like these!
Former winners of prizes for Pluto and Uranus are not eligible for this contest—give someone else a chance!
If you’re eligible, send a copy of the worksheet to me at email@example.com. Include your total score in the subject line of the email, as well as on the worksheet. Winners, your birth data will be published, but not your name or email address.
The contest ends at Midnight on Friday, March 26th, 2010.
What Do You Win?
The three top scores of Pluto, Uranus, and Saturn combined will win a trio of my ebooks, with values totaling $45. Most will want my outer planet trilogy, The Outer Planets and Inner Life, but winners may choose any three. (See them all at Moon Maven Publications.) You will also, of course, win the envy and undying admiration of Skywriter subscribers everywhere.
What about other top scores? It’d be neat if we had a cardinal t-square t-shirt, but we don’t, so the prize for being a runner up is the opportunity to opt off the Wheel of Incarnation for the next round of lives. (Subject to approval by the Lords of Karma.)
PS. Amendment to the rules: All of you that score as high are 100 points are automatic runners up. Don’t send me your worksheets, though, as it’s not my department. The Lords of Karma already know your score.
So now you’ve done the tests but you’re wondering what they mean? See the interpretations in the posts that contain the original tests here:
You can also find many articles about each of those planets in the category Natal Chart Analysis on the right hand side of this blog.
The article collection pages for the Blogathon can be found at the links below:
- Online starting Friday, March 19, 2010: Pluto Problems Got You Perplexed? Here’s What Helps!
- Online starting Saturday, March 20, 2010: Look After Saturn and Saturn Will Look After You
- Online starting Sunday, March 21, 2010: Uranus in Aries: Claiming a Self-Reliant Future ~
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