Fear Not Mercury Combust

In Horary astrology, “Combust” of the principal significator often represents the seriously injured and weakness of the subjects. My mentor even occasionally suggests me discarding the chart. In the case of Nativity, receptions and aspects should be taken into account, yet in the simple judgment of combust suggests the malign influence. Then, which celestial bodies have the highest frequency of combustions? It is, of course, Mercury. It has the closest orbit to the Sun and is only 28 degrees away from the Sun at most when observed from Earth. As a result, it has a more extended period of combustion and under the beams than other planets.

Now, if anyone here has a child with a Mercury in Combust and is worried about their intellect being inhibited, you don’t have to. I show it with data, not with psychological astrology neither classical astrology interpretation.

1 in 5 Mercury will be a combust

1 in 5 Mercury will be a combust

The table above shows the frequency with which the six celestial bodies combusted by randomly extracting 10,000 days from the year 1900 to 2017.
Mercury has the highest frequency at 23.7% of celestial bodies entering the 8° orb of the Sun (although the combust is usually listed to be as 8.5°). It means one in four to five people have combusted Mercury.

In the simple math calculation, the average frequency of planets falling within 8 degrees on either side (16 degrees) of the Sun is 4.4%.

360°/16° = 22.5
1/22.5 = 0.44… (4.4%)

But as I mentioned above, Mercury’s orbit is close to the Sun’s, which means that it falls within the 8-degree range of the Sun more often. If only the simple combustion affects intelligence, then one in five people are subject to it. It is merely ridiculous to make a judgment of intellectually debilitated without taking account of other significations and conditions.

I conclude this article by introducing the famous people with Mercury in Combust along with their charts.

  • Buzz Aldrin, American engineer, astronaut and fighter pilot
  • Dixy Lee Ray, American scientist and politician
  • Albert Schweitzer, German theologian, organist, writer, humanitarian, philosopher, and physician
  • George Westinghouse, American entrepreneur and engineer
  • Louis Pasteur, French biologist, microbiologist and chemist
  • Tycho Brahe, Danish nobleman, astronomer, and writer
  • Thomas Edison, American inventor and businessman
  • Galilei Galileo, Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer


The table of the distribution of the planets from 10k dates randomly extracted from the year 1900 – 2017.

The software for statistics calculation: AMATERU by Yoshitaka Osawa

Astrology In Statistics, Part Two: Earthquakes and Planetary Locations – Chapter One



This article is a survey report on 11,270 earthquakes and planetary positions. The purpose of the survey is to find the relationship between earthquakes, over M6 Richter scale, and the celestial bodies location in the past 117 years. I will not discuss the predictions. Because it is not feasible to measure the activity of the earth in 100 years out of 4.6 billion years as the life of forty-six years cannot be evaluated by the events that occurred in two minutes.

The distribution chart of the earthquakes worldwide for 1900 – 2017 provided by USGS

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Astrology In Statistics, Part One: People who have Mars in Virgo are one and half times more than Pisces


This article concerns astrology and statistics. I will discuss the statistical deviation using the graph of the planetary positions in the zodiacal signs.

Little is known about the fact that people with Mars in Virgo are 1.5 times more than Pisces. If it is randomly collected 10,000 people from all generations, the number of people with Mars sign will be more Scorpio, Leo, Virgo and Libra, and fewer Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, and Taurus. (figure.1)

The distribution of Mars sign
The distribution of Mars Sign on 10,000 dates selected randomly in 500 years.

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