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Can Astrology Predict Death?

Updated on March 1, 2011

The short answer is yes.

The long answer is more complicated than that. To my knowledge, the leading astrologers alive on the planet today, Rob Hand for one, decry the use of astrology in any predictive manner. They answer this question, emphatically, no! They use astrology as a psychological tool, a helpful way for people to understand themselves and the world around them. What the person does with that knowledge is then up to them, I guess.

Since I am a predictive astrologer, I respectfully disagree.

So, my answer is yes, I can predict death. BUT, should a predictive astrologer predict death? No, absolutely not. For a couple of good reasons. First, predictive astrology requires a working knowledge of many different astrological specialties: financial, medical, relationship, etc. that takes decades to develop. Second, an astrologer reading charts without this level of experience may be wrong and terrify people.

Third, predicting death is most likely followed by a request for money so that the astrologer can "protect" the client. (SCAM!!!) Fourth, I see many more charts capable of committing murder than charts indicating unnatural death by misadventure or disease and often people want to know when their boss, spouse, or romantic rival is going to die. That's a question I'm not going to go anywhere near.

And fifth, and most important, the placebo - a powerful belief - could cause a person ill fortune by believing the reading of the astrologer alone. That is an ethical nightmare.

You've been warned, but if you're still interested, here's how.

To do this correctly, it might be a good idea to know something about Arabic Parts. These are equations, using other points in the natal chart, that can be calculated. So, calculate the Part of Death and then look for progressions and heavy transits to that degree. The equation is:

Death = ASC + Cusp of the 8th house - Moon

This is fairly simple. Translate the zodiac position into numbers. For example, my ASC is twenty-five degrees of Taurus. So, considering there are thirty degrees in Aries (zero degrees Aries is the first degree of the zodiac), my ASC would be 55. Then count around the circle to the 8th house cusp and the moon, translating their zodiac position into numbers as well.

Plug the numbers into the above equation and you have it.

If you really hate math, you can use one of the online Arabic Parts Calculators. I bookmarked, but if you google Arabic Parts Calculator there are several good ones available. And, they're free.

Once you have the degree of the Part of Death, look at progressions, eclipses, and heavy duty transits (by conjunction, square or opposition) to that point. But even if I see several direct hits to the degree of the Part of Death, it's not enough to make a prediction.

Keep Looking!

Next I look to see if the Cusp of the Eighth house of Death is getting hit by transit or progression. I check the Solar Return and the progressed chart. I take a good, long look at the lord of the Eighth house and determine what is the natal strength. Are any planets in the Eighth house getting hit? If I see a lot of activity, at least three separate indicators, I look further.

Having said that, what good does it do? If astrology is predictive, then by definition death is predetermined. I've written other hubs on this subject, but I believe too many astrologers wish to have their cake and eat it too. If it can be predicted, it is not avoidable. So, what is the point of doing it in the first place?

This is why I don't predict death, even though I could. What do you think? Would you?


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      Joe 3 years ago

      I would be very grateful if you could explain more precisely how to count Part of Death. I don't understand why you put 25 +30 degrees of previous sign if your ac is in Taurus... Also, I would like if you could see my chart and tell me, I would like to read your cart, too.My mail is Anyway, great post, thank you!

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      Rebecca Mozingo 3 years ago

      Can any one by telling them your birthday dates when you will be your death will come aponded you.

      I know as a kid in school there was boys & girls you give them your birthdays thaey could tell by your birthday when the day you will die .Can you tell me any thing about that and whhat and how do you use the dates to fine it out your on self.

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      adesh pratap 3 years ago

      No one can predict death,its just foolish to tell

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      cams18 4 years ago

      Yes you can predict Death if you got the right tool. Today Astrology programs are good but not good enough to synchronize with nature or with God’s view of humanitarian history. I don’t mean to be arrogant here. God had specifically programmed each life to be living on earth for a specific length, to filter out our imperfection. You cannot add more life or change thing to extend your life. It is fixed. Just like you do your Math, you borrow or carry over to complete your computation. It’s similar.

      I studied life and death on 400 cases, and I see Death is incorporated in our birth date, the Creator is so smart. He did everything mathematically, that’s why life is not logical to us, but logical to God. True God can see million miles away. Thanks to the computer, it allows us to shrink everything down to small size so we can see on a computer screen.

      In order to see dearth, it requires changing existing Astrology software to adapt a dynamic progression. Why Dynamic? Because we are not frozen people, we learned and we changed our behavior over time, our finance and education also changed, as well as our interest in life changing changed over time. The original human design of Astrology software is off.

      I do not believe in Numerology, it mimics Astrology poorly, even standard Astrology software’s have a huge potential of error, from 5-days off to 7-years off, to 30-years off.

      If you are sick and wanted to know if you will die, I can help you free. If you lost your loved one and wonder if he/she is still alive. I will help you free. Just email: Cams18 at hotmail dot com

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      Nav 4 years ago

      Dear author, knowledge is power. If you can predict death, why not? My email is Would love to hear from you.

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      Justine 4 years ago

      Ok yes I understand why you wont predict death, but consider the client who inquires of such a prediction and using your good judgment of character and told to the wrong person this type of information (this could get out of hand if they are the destructive type to play off such "bad news" depending on how they perceive this information)

      However, I think that if you take into consideration the spiritually developed client. Depending that persons spiritual beliefs, departure from your physical body marks a transition into the spirit realm to be celebrated and a beautiful moment and not an event that has to be clouded in fear. I think that death should be offered in prediction but only under the right circumstances.

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      Jan234 4 years ago

      Evie....Wow you completely didn't undertand this equation at all!! The equation was not meant to equal the age of death. Did you read any further? That answer of yours is typical of someone who doesn't know anything about Astrology apart from the star sign predictions in newspapers.

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      Evie 4 years ago

      It also gives my husband a life expectancy of over 300. Guess he'd better save plenty for retirement.

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      Evie 4 years ago

      Hm. For me this equation gives 18. I am 34. Fail.

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      Skeptic But Curious 5 years ago

      I have sun, mercury and Venus in Sagittarius in 8th house. Now im deeply terrified of death and I believe I will die very old and late in life I believe a little of astrology now because of this article, I believe God or some destined future will lead me to follow my own path. Can someone interpret but please don't frighten me. I'm only 18 turning 19

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      Star Anna 5 years ago from Alameda, California

      As I said above, I don't predict death. But to understand what you're being told, I'd need a lot more information. Is Venus Lord of your fifth house and conjunct a powerful Neptune (debauchery)? Is your Mars enflamed and afflicted (as might be the case in accidents)?

      If this is of interest to you, you can calculate your "Part of death" and look for aspects to the natal placements and cusps, heavy transits, etc. But this is not something most astrologers address. I'm surprised you found three who would.

      Long life to you!


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      Barry 5 years ago

      I just could not follow what you were saying. I have had one astrologer tell me because Venus is in my eighth house I will die from the excess's of debauchery, another tell me I will die peacefully and have a late death and another report that I am likely to be careless and die in an accident anytime. Forgive me but there does seem to be an element of hedging you bets involved.

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      Srikumar 7 years ago

      It is a very intricate calculation.

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      Star Anna 7 years ago from Alameda, California

      Thank you, Jean! Well said.

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      Jean Bakula 7 years ago from New Jersey

      As both an Astrologer and Tarot card reader, I never predict death. As you know, there are too many other factors involved in a horoscope. In a tarot reading, it's a big change you don't choose yourself, and Death can be something good, like getting fired from the job you hate which is making you sick. Nice hub! Jean