“THE ONLY WAY OUT IS THROUGH”
Christopher had Jupiter in the 1st degree of Virgo, the Virgin- Mother of the Christ. The 8th house placement (Scorpio) is the house of death but more importantly, rebirth. This placement, directly opposed his natal Sun. In this particular incarnation it seems Chris needed to learn to destroy his ego and expand/renew his world (neptune Scorpio) in the 10th house (fame)- He was destined to leave an impact on society by expressing his genuine energetic nature (sun in the 1st in Aquarius). His sun was also conjunct Vesta, the bringer of great light. Ironically, his last name “Candle Less” or “coming from darkness’ which is exactly where he was previously!
His 9th house (Ruled by Jupiter) is loaded with trans-Plutonian planets (like Scorpio, relating to regeneration and rebirth), a RX Angel astroid (past life influences both dark and light), and his south node (where our souls are returning from).. All in Libra, ruled by Venus (mother Mary), which is conjunct his rising in Capricorn (at the 16th degree or no7 ruled by Venus) conjunct Venus. Chris was probably learning to love is father (Saturn) who came from a dark past (Orcus conjunct DC in Cancer). Notabally his moon in the 7th house (venus again) represents his mother, sister, and the beauty he inwardly desired to find in himself. Although it was never mentioned I would wager that Christopher had (or desired) sexual experiences with men in order to clear the “Karmic air” so to say.
The last notable thing I’ll mention is his 11th/12th house cusp falling in Sagittarius (Jupiter’s sign) with the Lucifer asteroid- the “dark christ” who may also represent a “light in the darkness” at times- and the Galactic center- where we draw our “downloads” aka “inner wisdom” directly from. Did you notice that the Lucifer asteroid is positioned at 42 and the Galactic center is at 24 (horizon lines). Jupiter, again. However his Galactic center, positioned in the 12th house, shows a very deep (and highly evolved) sacred knowledge.
Christopher likely struggled with his freedom because he knew how easily attainable it was BEYOND THE WALLS OF HIS SOCIAL PRISON. His barbwire was his upper class upbringing coupled with his controlling father.
SINCE WE CHOOSE OUR FAMILY, OFTEN THROUGH KARMIC CONTRACTS WE HAVE WITH THEM, HE OPTED TO BE BORN INTO A RESTRICTIVE ENVIRONMENT WHERE HE WOULD HAVE TO “BREAK FREE” & “FLY FREE LIKE A BIRD” OR HE WOULD BE FORCED TO REPEAT BEING A “JAILBIRD” AGIAN.
These scenarios are very common these days as many souls are looking to become “debt free” very quickly. The “advanced lesson plan” is a very popular choice!
Often those who are on the cusp of freedom feel the most restrained. Christopher was that person.. A born Christ spirit, with a desire to be free. It took him some regeneration and ego death, but in the end he figured it all out.
His soul chose to learn many lessons in his incarnation as Christopher McCandless. His likely current incarnation (if he returned to Earth School and is still in his current “next life” phase) will be as a Saturn dominate (possible Sun in Capricorn or 11th house sun) visionary and heroic genius (north node, saturn in the 3rd house in Aries).
read the full Into the Wild Archetypal profile.
In Sync and Love, Christina