I asked this horary question on December 3, 2011. I posted an interpretation of the horary chart for the question a year or two ago on another blog (the blog and the post are gone now). Since that time I have had quite a bit of practice using horary charts for locating places as I created horary charts often during my recent search for a new place to live. While sorting papers, I found my notes for the Atlantis question and thought I would do another post intrepreting the chart. Somehow it seems relevant now.
The specific question I asked was, “Where is the lost city of Atlantis.” The chart for the question is below.
The Moon in this chart is void of course; however, it makes an aspect within 3° of entering the next sign, which means the chart can be read. The Moon is the representative of lost things according to William Lilly.
The first aspect in the new sign is a conjunction with Uranus. If the Moon applies to the ruler of the Ascendant, 12th house, or “Lord of the house of the Moon,” the thing will be found again. Uranus rules the house where the Moon is located, indicating that Atlantis will be found again.
According to Lily, the location of the thing is shown by the nature of the Moon’s sign, Pisces. The direction for Pisces is North by West. This suggests Atlantis is North of Chicago and 10° West of North. Pisces is a water sign; the city is near water. Curious!
Atlantis is a fictional island according to a Wikipedia article. The article includes an excerpt from a 15th Century translation of Plato’s Timaeus. Quoting the excerpt, “For the ocean there was at that time navigable; for in front of the mouth which you Greeks call, as you say, ‘the pillars of Heracles,’ there lay an island which was larger than Libya and Asia together; and it was possible for the travelers of that time to cross from it to the other islands, and from the islands to the whole of the continent over against them which encompasses that veritable ocean.” I do not know at this time why it was not concluded that Plato was describing some portion of what is now the Americas and Canada. Mayan city states existed in South America between 750 BC and 500 BC. It is not impossible that an advanced civilization existed in North America before that time.
My question assumes that Atlantis existed. If Neptune was in the first house of this chart, it would be a reason for doubt of its existence. The Moon IS in the sign Neptune rules (Pisces). However, Neptune is applying to a sextile and trine aspect, which is not a signal for doubt.
I asked about the lost city of Atlantis, not the continent Atlantis. Plato referred to Atlantis as an island and a continent. Only one city in the world is named Atlantis and it is southeast of Chicago, in Florida. What ‘lost city of Atlantis‘ can be found North by West of Chicago and exactly where?
The 4th house rules cities and towns. Jupiter rules the sign on the cusp of the 4th house. Jupiter is in the 8th house, suggesting the city could be at a place where garbage is disposed. The 9th house is not involved, indicating that the city is not in a distant place from Chicago. In order to hone in on the exact location additional horary questions could be asked about specific areas.