Cassini – probing Saturn’s secret veil



The Cassini spacecraft is coming up to its grand finale as it circles nearer Saturn than ever before, diving through the gap between the rings and planet itself, before it runs out of fuel and self-destructs by entering into Saturn’s atmosphere.

It was launched on a lander from Cape Canaveral on 15 October 1997 at 8.43am, which gives it a 12th house Sun Mercury in Libra opposition Saturn Moon in Aries, with Neptune Uranus in the 3rd. It’s a productive chart with an inspirational Fire Grand Trine of Saturn Moon in Aries trine Mars (Venus Pluto) in Sagittarius) trine a Leo Midheaven, formed into a Kite by MC opposition Jupiter in scientific Aquarius.

As it nears the end of its mission with one final flourish tr Jupiter is conjunct the Sun Mercury; with tr Pluto square Saturn and tr Saturn approaching the conjunction to the Solar Arc Pluto. A success, then extinction.

2 thoughts on “Cassini – probing Saturn’s secret veil

  1. NASA has just confirmed that the last signals from Cassini before the probe disintegrated were received at 12.55pm BST.
    I’ve always been fascinated by Saturn and its rings, but I dislike the association with constraint. I prefer Jupiter, the symbol of transformation and luck, but Saturnian aspects always seems to dictate in my chart. I was born on September 15th 1965 – at 12.55pm in London. This year has been one of disintegration for me on personal and professional levels, losing my father. I’m wondering what if anything it means.
    But the photographs are beautiful.

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