Part 1: Wellington
Having cut my astrological teeth in Bristol, UK, I was always intrigued by the horoscope of the city. In it I found a reflection of the warmth of the city (stellia in Leo and Aries), its pride, the tolerance and forward-thinking nature (Sun-con-Ura), its north-south split (Gemini rising), and its recent renaissance (Uranus transiting through Aquarius, opposing the Leo stellium and across the MC).
Moving back to New Zealand a couple of years ago, I became interested in the mundane charts relevant to this country. After the charts of New Zealand herself
I was interested in the chart of the city I’d chosen to settle in: Wellington. My enquiries in the small astrological community here yielded nothing, so I started my own research. This has lead me to an on-going fascination with New Zealand’s mundane astrology, in particular the charts of our cities.
In this two-part article I will introduce the birth charts of the two major New Zealand cities - very different from one another despite their birth in the same year - give evidence of their aptness, and explore some future transits.
(this part first appeared in the New Zealand Journal Of Astrology Issue 2010 no.1 - see www.astrologyfoundation.org.nz)