What did the researchers find?
•regarding the sign on the 5th house cusp (Topocentric houses)
mostly, the 5th house cusp was in Gemini (14 cases out of 23) or in Scorpio (12 cases)
less often, the 5th house cusp was in Aquarius or Pisces (both in only 3 cases out of 23)
•regarding the degree areas of the 5th house cusp or its ruler
20° in Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius) was occupied 6 times out of 23
8° in Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn) was occupied 6 times out of 23
12° in Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn) was occupied 5 times out of 23
17° in Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn) was occupied 5 times out of 23
Particularly this one struck us because Charles E. O. Carter, in his The Astrology of Accidents: Recent Investigations And Research, found that this degree area most often implies "bleedings."
Also the 8° in Cardinal Signs often indicates "bleeding."
0° in Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius) was occupied 4 times out of 23
12° in Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius) was occupied 4 times out of 23
19° in Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius) was occupied 4 times out of 23
18° in Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces) was occupied 4 times out of 23
Aside from these very important significations, previous research confirmed that 21° in Cardinal signs seems to be a degree of miscarriages too.
Also note that the ruler of the 5th house of children square or opposite Uranus in the solar return chart or the progressed horoscope is a possible indication of miscarriage.
What does this all mean now?
A single indication should not be alarming. However, when two or more indications are present, beware!
In our opinion you can prevent miscarriages by making sure you don't get pregnant in the year(s) in which two or more of the above mentioned significant indications are present in the secondary progressed, converse progressed and/or solar return charts.
Patricia Rice was born May 5, 1921 in Berkely, CA, USA at 11:45 am PST. She miscarried April 27, 1946. (Source: AstroDatabank)
Let's take a look at her progressed chart, converse progressed chart and solar return for the moment of miscarriage.
Progressed Chart Converse Progressed Chart Solar Return
5th House Cusp 1° Libra 20° Scorpio 0° Libra
5th House Cusp Ruler 17° Aries (Pluto) 6° Cancer
(Mars) 12° Taurus 17° Aries
Note that the ruler of the 5th Solar return house and the ruler of the progressed 5th house are posited at 17° Aries (the degree of "bleedings"). 17° in Cardinal signs is a high rated indication of miscarriage, especially when this degree is occupied in two charts!
Moreover, the 5th house cusp in the converse progressed chart is at 20° Scorpio, another high rated indication of a miscarriage. Also, the Solar return 5th house cusp is at 0° in a sign (Libra), yet another (minor) indication of miscarriage or stillbirth.
To conclude, in 1946 there were three important indications of miscarriage and one minor one.
Kate Middleton See her Secondary Progressed 5th House below.