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Sebastian Kurz - the birth time retification

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Updated: September 2021

In 2018, I rectified the birth time for the young Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. You can read my astrological arguments for the forst rectified birthtime of 3:44 AM below this updated part.  A lot has happened in the Kurz' career since 2018. And since a corrected birth time should always be reviewed in the light of events, I put forward now the updated time of birth.

Sebastian Kurz Geburtshoroskop
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When updating the time of birth, I looked at the following time periods and events:

  • May 2019: Dissolution of his government following the Ibiza affair.
  • September and October 2019 and January 2020: the National Council election in Austria, election victory of his turquoise party and Kurz's second inauguration as Chancellor.
  • January and June 2020: Beginning of the committee of inquiry into the alleged corruption of the turquoise-blue government and Kurz ’statements in front of the committee.
  • May 2021: Investigations into Sebastian Kurz due to possible false statements by Public Prosecutor's Office against Corruption have become known.

The time that seems more suitable in retrospect is 3:48 a.m., i.e. 4 minutes later than the first calculated time of birth. That moves the cusp of the 10th house to 20 degrees Aries and the Ascendant to 7 degrees 50 Leo. With the new time of birth, some of the solar arcs shift by a year, and new ones are created which, given his individual horoscope, symbolically correspond better to the events.

Sebastian Kurz, 27. August 1986, 3Uhr48 , Vienna (rectified Geburtszeit)

Jupiter in its own sign and the solar arc Uranus

Now we see that solar arc Jupiter reached the MC in October 2017, at the time of the electoral victory of the turquoise party and the first chancellorship of Kurz. This astrological picture corresponds better to his success, since he achieved the second highest possible position in politics with it. This is a success that Jupiter in domicile can achieve. The unpredictability of the solar arc Uranus reaching the MC, that I initially attributed to this event, will better match the earthquake the Ibiza affair. With the new birth time, the solar arc Uranus will come to the MC in March 2019, which correlates to the Ibiza affair revelation and its consequences. Accompanied by transit Saturn in the square to the MC, this is a symbolic picture of a serious challenge for his office.

His reappointment as Chancellor in January 2020 is part of the impetus of the solar arc Uranus. The dissolution of the government and his political re-election campaign followed one another quickly. In fact, Kurz used the Ibiza affair for his re-election campaign, and so the effects of Uranus were driven in the direction of renewal rather than destruction. On the other hand, this solar arc was accompanied by an essentially strong transiting Jupiter throughout 2019, which was aspecting his natal Jupiter that is also essentially strong. The last transit from Jupiter to Jupiter took place in October 2019. This correlates with the electional victory of the Kurz party. In January 2020, when he was sworn in as chancellor for the second time, the transit Jupiter made a conjunction with Mars, the ruler of the 10th house.

The transiting Uranus

With the new rectified birth time we see that transiting Uranus forms a square to the Ascendant in May and November 2020 as well as in March 2021. This corresponds to the developments in connection with the investigation into the alleged corruption of the turquoise-blue government, which has apparently initiated a new, albeit unpleasant phase in Kurz's career. In addition, there is the transit of Saturn in opposition to the Ascendant in 2021. This transit picture indicates further difficulties, especially since Saturn rules the 6th, 7th and 8th houses.

Update: 9. October 2021

After I published this text, Kurz resigns as Chancellor. But, as a political analyst said on ZIB 1 on ORF, Kurz has left, without to leave for real. He has only taken a step aside - he remains party leader and the deputy club chairman and continues to hold a weighty position of power within the ÖVP and the coalition.

In his resignation speech he stylized himself as the victim and savior of stability in the country.

Transiting Saturn is just hovering over the cusp of the 7th house. Transiting Mars formed a square to its natal Mars, the ruler of the 10th house, on October 4, and enters now the square to the Sun-Moon midpoint and opposition to the 10th house.

De facto, then, he remains in power and on the political stage, albeit in a position somewhat less in the spotlight.

Mercury, the 10th house and PR

With the new birth time, the solar arc MC comes to the natal  Mercury in the 2nd house in June 2021. This shifts the focus to the support Kurz now needs in order not to endanger his position even more. Natal Mercury is in the 2nd house of resources of all kinds and is connected to natal MC by a trine. Mercury is not only the natural significator of communication, but also the ruler of the 3rd house of communication and the ruler of the Kurz's Sun in Virgo! We have already seen multiple times how much  importance Kurz gives to external communication and uses carefully orchestrated public relations work for all of his political and, as in this case, private agendas. The solar arc Venus, the ruler of the 11th house in its domicile, also reaches Mercury. Venus underscores the importance of support and also suggests that the support will be successful. We have already seen that the no-confidence motion of the opposition was rejected. I expect Kurz to come out of all these affairs unscathed, despite the persistence of the difficulties that are indicated by the solar arc Neptune reaching the opposition to ascendant, which will be exact in April 2022.

Solar arc picture up to 2025

The solar arc picture by 2025 suggests that, in one form or another, Kurz will continue his career, in politics or in business world, successfully. The solar arc Sun connects with Mercury, solar arc MC reaches the ruler of the 10th house, Mars, that is in the sign of his exaltation. And solar arc Venus is reaching Mars too. These solar arcs  activate the potential of Venus and Mars, that is indicated in the natal chart by their position, dignity and dominion over the houses. Interestingly, according to Ibn Ezra's calculation, Mercury is the ruler of this horoscope. And Mercury stands in mutual reception with the Sun, which in Ezra's words reads: “he will serve kings and they will love him” 1. Translated into modern parlance - the mighty and the rich will support him. In addition to that, in this horoscope Mercury also forms a trine to the MC while the Sun in turn forms a trine to the ruler of the MC, which only confirms the inclination of the horoscope suggested by Ibn Esra.

However, as always in the case of the rectified birth time, it remains to be seen how events will develop. And until then, to observe astrology, which in its symbolic logic can reveal itself in many ways.

The birth time rectification from 2018

It has been known that Sebastian Kurz saw the light of the day in Vienna on August 27. 1986. and that his Sun sign is Virgo. In an interview for the OE24tv he said that his Ascendant is Leo. I have made the birth time rectification for him and set the birth time to 3:44 AM, which gives the Ascendant of 7 degrees Leo and the MH of 19 degrees Aries. This birth time seems plausible, and I expect that it will be confirmed by future events.

Leo Ascendant und the birth time

Leo Ascendant limits the time of the birth to the period between 3:08 AM and 5:48 AM. In the Placidus House-Tables for the Latitude of Vienna, it can be seen that for Leo Ascendant, the M.C. is in the range from 9 to 30 degrees Aries, as well as from 0 to 21 degrees Taurus. This means that the Solar Arc directions and transits of the planets in his chart, will make aspects to certain degrees within this range at the time of events. To range is extended to 30 degrees of fix signs, for Leo ascendant.
Little is known about the private life of Kurz, so I will look at Solar Arcs and Transits for the three well-known and important stages of his meteoric career: April 2011 when he became the State Secretary for the Interior, December 2013 when he was appointed Foreign Minister (in April 2014 he took also the function of Integration Minister) and December 2017 when he was sworn in as Federal Chancellor.

See the end of the text for a list of the Solar Arc Directions, their angular relationship to correlating degrees in the 8th Harmonic, as well transit positions. Click here for the listing.

In the following text I use "SA" as an abbreviation for Solar Arc Directions, and "TR" as an abbreviation for the Transits. "Asc" is used for the Ascendant, and for the grades I use "°". It should also be noted that the Solar Arcs are effective for half a year, sometimes longer, before and after the exact contact. The transits also show their effect one degree before or after the exact contact, which means for slow planets that the effect can extend to several months (for example, Jupiter about 25 days, Saturn from 2 weeks to almost 70 Days etc.)

The Solar Arc and transit picture

In the Solar Arc and transit picture for the last and most important station of his career, we see that 20 degree and 18  - 18 ° 50 degree are activated twice within the cardinal cross. 20 degree was activated by SA Jupiter and SA Pluto. 18 ° was activated by SA-Uranus and TR Pluto. 19 - 20 degrees in the fixed cross are also activated, by the Venus and the Sun. While the Sun may well stand for success, Venus is more associated with popularity, and when associated with the M.C. would not suggest a huge career jump, much less so when in connection with the ascendant.

The house table shows that the M.C. at 20 ° Aries corresponds to the Ascendant at 7 ° 40 Leo. The M.C. at 19 ° Aries corresponds to the Ascendant at 7 ° Leo. By examining Solar Arcs and transits for these two potential Ascendant - M.C. Combinations, 18 ° 50 Aries for the M.C. and 7 ° 7 Leo for the ascendant prove to concur with the events. This requires a birth time of 3:44 AM.

The first station 2011

The first important position as State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of the Interior in April 2011 is indicated in this horoscope by the SA Mars, the ruler of the 10th House, who arced to the Ascendant in August 2011. The TR Jupiter reaches the M.C. exactly on the 17th of April. Kurz was entitled this office on 11th April and profiled himself as Secretary of State for Integration.

Transiting Jupiter conjucnt MC

The accompanying transits from TR Pluto to natal Neptune, from TR Saturn to Mars, from TR Neptune to the Gemini Moon in the 11th house and from TR Uranus to Neptune, suggest that he sought his place in a group (here political group), that despite some difficulties he was working hard on his goals, that he was networking a lot and that he was in a phase of refocusing. Note: Neptune rules the ninth house, Mars the tenth, and both are important for his professional profile as a politician.

The second station 2013

His first success, which attracted not only attention but also criticism from all sides, was in December 2013, when he was appointed to be the youngest foreign minister in Austrian history. This success is marked by the SA Ascendant to the Sun.

Solar Arc Sun

The SA Ascendant reached in 2013 the constellation of natal Sun in the square to natal Saturn, which is the motor for his ambition, together with the Moon in opposition to Saturn. Soon after, in March 2014, affairs of integration came back into his area of responsibility. In 2014 we see the SA Ascendant in the aspect of the natal M.C., the SA Pluto in the aspect of the natal Sun/Moon midpoint, the SA Uranus arced to the Moon, the TR Pluto in aspect to Mars, the M.C. Rulers - everything points to an important career change.

The Federal Chancellor 2017

The most recent and largest career jump took place in December 2017. It  is accompanied by the Solar Arc Direction of Uranus to M.C., as well as by the simultaneous transit from Pluto to M.C.. Both point to an important and dramatic move forward.

Transiting Pluto square MC

The refugee crisis 2015

Also in the period after 2014, Kurz took the opportunity to define his political profile - with "FPÖ topics, but with a focus on the future", as the later published internal documents confirm. We can track also that with this horoscope.

Just at the time when the refugee crisis escalated in 2015, the TR Uranus crossed the M.C., and made its last hit just after the Western Balkan Conference, where the closure of the Balkan route was decided. The Uranus is the ruler of the 7th House, but does not only refer to the public. Uranus’ natal position in the 5th house relates to followers and everything that has to be done to win them, and pushes this topic prominently in the astrological picture. During this time, Sebastian Kurz also moved into international light, at the same time scoring points with his target group in his home country. The simultaneous transit of Saturn across the Moon in the 11th house indicates a deliberate strategy that would later bear fruits, but also suggests difficulties and resistance that accompanied him at that time. The Saturn return * in the same year corroborates the importance of the refugee crisis for the design of Sebastian Kurz’ career. That Sebastian Kurz has a stamina and that he has an instinct for strategy, is clearly shown his horoscope.

* (read more about the Saturn-Return)

Saturn return

In the autumn of 2016, the SA Jupiter reaches the M.C. and the SA M.C. reaches Neptune, the ruler of the 9th House, in the summer of 2016. This puts an emphasis on the activities that fall in the area of the 9th field: self-promotion and image cultivation, increased TV appearances, international presence. This is especially important because he acted from the position of Foreign Minister, which is also a domain of Jupiter. Last but not least, Jupiter crowns with success or with other opportunities the one that seeks to recognize favorable moments and not to miss them.

The TR Jupiter activated the M.C. since the end of 2016 up to August 2017, and has presented Kurz further opportunities. The foreplay of the governing parties, which was to lead to the call for the new elections, also began around this time.

Transiting Jupiter opposition MC

Did Sebastian Kurz get lucky or is that Jupiter? The truth is, and we can see it in this example, that a situation can be exploited only to the extent that the preparatory work allows it, and only if one has the ability to recognize the opportunity as such.

SB Directorates and Transit Table (back to text)

April 2011 Solar Arc 8. Harmonic  Transit  11. 4. 2011 (rounded)
Sun 27°25 Virgo 12°25  of fix cross  
Mercury 17°50 Virgo 2°50 of fix cross  
Venus 13°28 Scorpio 28°28 of mutable cross  
Mars 6°50 Aquarius 21°50 of mutable cross 7° Aries
Jupiter 13°40 Aries 28°40 of fix cross 17° Aries
Saturn 27°18 Sagittarius 12°18 of fix cross 13° Libra
Uranus 12°16 Capricorn 27°26 of fix cross 2°0 Aries
Neptune 27°3 Capricorn 12° of mutable cross  0° Pisces
Pluto 29° Scorpio 14°  of cardinal cross 7°30 Capricorn
Dez. 2013 Sonnebogen-Dir 8. Harmonik  Transit  16. 12. 2013 (abgerundet)
Sonne 0° Libra 15°   of fix cross  
Merkur 20°30 Virgo 5°30 of fix cross  
Venus 16°6 Scorpio 1°5 of cardinal cross  
Mars 9°26 Aquarius 24°26 of mutable cross 4° Libra
Jupiter 16°20 Aries 1°20 of mutable cross 18° Cancer
Saturn 29°55 Sagittarius  14°55 of fix cross 19° Scorpio
Uranus 14°54 Capricorn 29°54 of fix cross 8° Aries
Neptune 29°40 Capricorn 14°40   of mutable cross  3° Pisces
Pluto 1°35 Sagittarius 16°35 of cardinal cross 7°30 Capricorn
Dez. 2017 Sonnebogen-Dir 8. Harmonik  Transit  16. 12. 2013 (abgerundet)
Sonne 4° Libra 19°   of fix cross  
Merkur 24°25 Virgo 9°25 of fix cross  
Venus 20°1 Scorpio 5°1 of cardinal cross  
Mars 13°20 Aquarius 28°20 of mutable cross 1° Scorpio
Jupiter 20°14 Aries   5°14 of mutable cross  13° Scorpio
Saturn 3°51 Capricorn 18°51 of fix cross 29° Sagittarius
Uranus 18°50 Capricorn 3°50 of mutable cross 25° Aries
Neptune 3°35 Aquarius 18°35  of mutable cross 11° Pisces
Pluto 5°30 Sagittarius 20°30 of cardinal cross 18° Capricorn

1) Ibn Ezra, Abraham ben Me'ir, 1092-1167. Abraham Ibn Ezra on nativities and continuous horoscopy;  transl. by Shlomo Sela. , ed. Leiden 2014;  III §2: 3.

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