With any planetary energy there�s always
a duality, but the duality within Kronos is explicitly illuminated within Greek myth,
and within the natal birth chart Kronos seems to operate in similar fashion.
Kronos in Greek mythology was the king of the Titans and of the gilded age. He was mothered
by Gaia and fathered by the powerful Uranus. Now Kronos�s father Uranus was a tyrannical
man who endlessly feared that his children would someday usurp his power, which is a
pretty common theme in psychology with the fears of one generation replacing the next.
So he did his best to squash his children�s power base. This kind of domination really
triggered Kronos to develop a strong self-reliance and a real personal authority, but at the
same time he�s still hooked into that family cycle, that family story, and reflects the
same dominance and cruelty onto his father by castrating him. Kronos�s mother Gaia
proceeds to tell him that yet again he�s fallen prey to the family prophecy and he
too will die at the hands of his own son. To prevent this from happening he devours
all of his children at birth, except for one, Zeus, who was taken away at birth and replaced
with a stone wrapped in a baby blanket which Kronos swallows. When Zeus was old enough
he drugs his father who then throws up his siblings and they all go on to overthrow Kronos
and send him down into Tartarus, which is the lowest part of Hades and the equivalent
of Hell. Again, there are always two sides to any planetary
energy and depending on a chart of a person it can fall at either extreme or somewhere
in the middle. For Kronos on one hand we have a powerful authority figure, someone who is
in a leadership position who presided over the gilded age. On the other hand he was a
tyrannical figure who castrated his father and swallowed his children.
So Kronos is about all things that are high up, literally and figuratively. Authority,
heads of state government, integrity, highest attainable qualities, everything that is above
average, the boss, the expert, bureaucracies and independence. And on the flip side we
could be dealing with tyranny, big time criminals or despotic rulers.
The symbol for Kronos is the cross of matter with the moon over the top of it, indicating
the protection and care of those who are under your authority. Let�s take a look at a few
chart of Kronos at work. This chart falls into the �literal� category
for Kronos in that it is chart of the first powered flight that took place in 1903 at
10:35 am in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. It�s literal because when we look at the
Meridian, and the Meridian is the actual �moment in time� of the flight, Kronos is directly
connected here by being on the same axis, which is in aspect to the Meridian. So Meridian/Kronos,
we have things that are �literally� high up.
The next chart is the chart of Queen Elizabeth. Queen Elizabeth has a Venus/Kronos midpoint
structure around her Meridian, the Meridian being the soul or a �snapshot� of the
soul and point of individuality. So the planet Venus deals with relationship, affection,
fondness, love, harmony, togetherness as well as what we �value.� So when Venus/Kronos
get together we get someone who is a �benevolent ruler, someone who is charitably disposed. The next chart is the chart of Adolf Hitler.
With Adolf Hitler we get a Hades/Kronos midpoint structure around the Meridian. Now Hades can
drag whatever it touches into the underworld so here we have a negative manifestation of
Kronos as Hades pulls the executive, authoritarian power of the Kronos into a very dark place.
This is someone whose power has been thwarted in early primal ways so you have a person
operating from a foundation of powerlessness and this is where despotic rulers get their
tyranny. So Hades/Kronos is not only corrupt leadership and government but also integrity,
which means we may not be getting someone with the highest character. In fact, in Uranian
astrology the Hades/Kronos is the formula for a big time criminal.