Other findings

Other significant relationships between planets and professions

The Gauquelins found other significantly inhomogeneous distributions of planets, with significantly higher frequencies in the three sectors immediately above the horizon in the east (“rising”) and immediate after the zenith (“culminating”), and, to a lesser degree, in the opposite positions related to people who had excelled in other professions as well:

Moon:   writers, politicians

Mars:  military men, doctors, business executives

Jupiter: actors,politicians, journalists, military men

Saturn:  scientists, doctors

Moreover, some planets rise and culminate very infrequently in people who excelled in a particular profession:

Moon:  military men, sportsmen

Mars:  painters, musicians, writers

Jupiter:  scientists, doctors

Saturn:   painters and artists in general, actors, writers, journalists

Personality traits

Gauquelin suspected that this was due to the fact that people excelling in certain professions must have certain personality traits and not others.  He tested this hypothesis by collecting 5,000 biographies of people for who birth data were available.  The biographies were analyzed by psychology students who listed the personality traits that emerged for each person.  Different people then prepared a file related to each trait, listing all the people who manifested it, and then analyzed what planets were prominent, if any, in their chart.  This is how the Gauquelin team found that a significant relationship between certain personality traits and a rising or culminating planet.  In other words his hypothesis was confirmed.

Of note, Gauquelin found personality traits that were significantly related also to Venus, although this planet was not found to be related to any particular profession.

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Planet positions appear to be “inherited”

The Gauquelins examined 25,000 dates and times of birth of parents and their children.  The resulting 16,037 comparisons showed that children frequently have the same planet rising or culminating in one of the parent’s charts (no difference between mother and father).  The results were significant for Moon, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. 

However, the relationship was related only the natural births, it disappeared when the birth had been artificially induced.

Signs of the zodiac, houses, planetary aspects:  no significant findings

Gauquelin also assessed other components of the astrological natal charts. 

As you can see looking at the chart of Mohammad Alì, the chart includes the 12 signs of the zodiac, a subdivision into 12 houses according to the time of birth (number 1 at the Eastern horizon, the “ascendent” being the most important) and the influences among the planets called aspects, which are depicted as blue and red lines drawn from one to the other.  he claims that he did not find any significant relationships related to these factors.