Lucifer’s Rectangle

Lucifer’s Rectangle

By: Walter Cambra

The astrological chart configuration termed a Mystic Rectangle has, ostensibly, a rare and special case configuration called Lucifer’s Rectangle. Like a Mystic Rectangle, Lucifer’s Rectangle is formed either by two trines or two opposition aspects that are conjoined with two sextile aspects. Unlike a Mystic Rectangle, Lucifer’s Rectangle must have the entities composing it (planets, asteroids or points) located only in the following four signs: Pisces, Taurus, Virgo and Scorpio. Additionally, a Lucifer’s Rectangle must be only in earth and water elements.[1]

alister crowleyAlucifer rectangle church of satan 350px magician of the black arts, Aleister Crowley, had a Lucifer’s Rectangle configuration in his natal chart (when you include the asteroids). Curiously, he referred to himself as the Beast/666. (Click to see large version of chart.)

After noticing Aleister Crowley’s natal chart on the Internet in 2006, curiosity prompted me to construct a natal/event chart for the Founding Date of the Church of Satan (San Francisco, California, USA; Midnight, April 30, 1966). It was uncanny to find the configuration termed Lucifer’s Rectangle in this Founding Chart for Walpurs-Night. (Click to see large version of chart.)

Both Crowley’s natal chart and the Founding Chart for the Church of Satan manifested in the four requisite astrological signs and (if the 11:42 time is correct for Crowley), in the same chart houses: Second, Fourth, Eighth and Tenth. These four houses emphasize worldly (2nd, 4th, 10th) and occult (8th) achievement.

[1]My first search to find charts with this aspect was noted in my article “Lucifer’s Rectangle” published by the American Federation of Astrologers, Inc. in Today’s Astrologer on September 22, 2006.

[2] Aleister Crowley’s specific time of birth is in question. According to source notes found on Astrodatabank: “Jim Eshelman quotes his autobiography, Confessions of Aleister Crowley, in which he gives a time of ‘11:00 PM to Midnight,’ rectified by Eshelman. Crowley did, however, publish a chart in Equinox of the Gods that is set for 10:50 PM LMT. LeGros gave 10:58 PM in AA. Penfield quotes the chart in Equinox  for 10:32 PM in Mercury Hour Ext., 1/1980. Steinbrecher rectified to 11:04 PM”  From,_Aleister.