这个帖子的发起人Deb（有可能是SkyScript网站的站长），曾表示Michael Jackson的命盘分析有一定难度，起初是对流年事件的分析，引发了很多的回帖，精彩的观点颇多，后来焦点逐渐侧重到了对古典占星理论的探讨上。这部分可以算是Ben的解盘分析中最有价值的内容之一，虽然文字并不多。古典占星非常注重轴点的重要性，在Michael Jackson的盘中，四轴的力量显要突出于其它因素，所以金星的地位一目了然。通常，如果行星间相对的地位不突出的人，缺少专属领域或者是多长，这容易让人在不同阶段中变换工作性质，目标不够明确，或者从事的职业非本身所长，但绝大多数成功的人，能将特长与职业完好的结合。
< Michael Jackson's Profession or Mastery >
“Profession” here has to do with a fundamental skill the native has for his/her whole life, and which wants to be expressed; it relates to what the native is meant to do in society. The goal is to identify a planet or planets that govern a certain range of abilities. The profession or mastery may not be the native’s day job.
Planets in/aspecting angles:
Moon (10th) – I already said this involves glamour
Favor Venus and Mercury; Venus is closer to the cusp so gets favored.
Rulers of angles (all of which are
1st: Mercury. Angular, sunbeams, afflicted by a Mars square.
10th: Saturn. Angular, triplicity, unafflicted, trined by Venus, aspecting MC closest of all.
7th: Jupiter. Succeedent, unafflicted.
4th: Sun. angular, unafflicted.
Don’t make Mercury the main
significator because Venus is more angular and aspects the MC. But
he should be considered secondary because of his rulership of the
1st and his angularity.
Saturn should be considered as an addition because of his rulership of the MC and his close aspect to it (and the ASC).
Professional significator is Venus with Mercury participating; and Saturn added in. Look to Ptolemy for a description of Venus-Mercury and Saturn aspecting (Tet. IV.4).
The almuten of these three is the Sun, which adds glamour, authority; activities where presence is important.
With so many planets angular, the native has a number of skills.
Venus and Mercury are angular, so strong; but they are afflicted by a square from Mars (in detriment in the 12th, ruler of 6th, exalted ruler of 8th). So the native’s skill is high. But he will incur danger and destruction on account of his profession, likely from hidden enemies or the native’s own self-destruction (12th) – incarceration and condemnation.
The native’s “profession” or personal skill that wants to be expressed, is related to activities in music, theater, entertainment, and pretty things, and professions related to women’s finery. Look for professions that involve visibility and personal presence or even glamour. The previous delineation of Rank of Fame showed that the native does experience fame, so it is reasonable that what he is famous for is also his profession (instead of it being a special hobby unrelated to his day job).
The native’s skill is high; but there is danger of incarceration, troubles, condemnation, on account of hidden enemies or self-destruction on account of it.