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© John DeakinPity the meat ! Meat is undoubtedly the chief object of Bacon’s pity, his only object of pity, his Anglo-Irish pity. (…) Meat is not dead flesh; it retains all the sufferings and assumes all the colors of living flesh. It manifests such convulsive pain and vulnerability, but also such delightful invention, color, and acrobatics. Bacon does not say, “Pity the beasts,” but rather that every man who suffers is a piece of meat. Meat is the common zone of man and the beast, their zone of indiscernibility; it is a “fact”, a state where the painter identifies with the objects of his horror and his compassion. The painter is certainly a butcher, but he goes to the butcher’s shop as if it were a church, with the meat as the crucified victim. Bacon is a religious painter only in butcher’s shops. Gilles Deleuze, The logic of sensationFrancis Bacon was born with a Mars in Pisces, opposite Jupiter and square Pluto. The religious martyr butcher, and also, in his life, the martyr lover, the suffering masochist. Crucifixions, meat, sex, screaming popes, all elements of that powerful combination. It also shows the suicide of his lover and their tormented relation.Another point, is the use of photographs (neptune) instead of models, was it a way to transcend the flesh (mars) ? Or incarnate the photographic illusion again ? Incarnation meaning literally “embodied in flesh”.

© John Deakin

Pity the meat ! Meat is undoubtedly the chief object of Bacon’s pity, his only object of pity, his Anglo-Irish pity. (…) Meat is not dead flesh; it retains all the sufferings and assumes all the colors of living flesh. It manifests such convulsive pain and vulnerability, but also such delightful invention, color, and acrobatics. Bacon does not say, “Pity the beasts,” but rather that every man who suffers is a piece of meat. Meat is the common zone of man and the beast, their zone of indiscernibility; it is a “fact”, a state where the painter identifies with the objects of his horror and his compassion. The painter is certainly a butcher, but he goes to the butcher’s shop as if it were a church, with the meat as the crucified victim. Bacon is a religious painter only in butcher’s shops. 
Gilles Deleuze, The logic of sensation

Francis Bacon was born with a Mars in Pisces, opposite Jupiter and square Pluto. The religious martyr butcher, and also, in his life, the martyr lover, the suffering masochist. Crucifixions, meat, sex, screaming popes, all elements of that powerful combination. It also shows the suicide of his lover and their tormented relation.

Another point, is the use of photographs (neptune) instead of models, was it a way to transcend the flesh (mars) ? Or incarnate the photographic illusion again ? Incarnation meaning literally “embodied in flesh”.

Pluto/Moon

The song of the last meeting.
I see that dark house again.
Only bedroom candles burning,
With a yellow, indifferent, flame.

Anna Akhmatova, Song of the last meeting
Translated by A. S. Kline © 2005, 2012 

Uranus/Sun - Uranus in Leo - Sun in Aquarius - Uranus in 5th - Sun in 11th

Maverick - Eccentric genius - Electric creativity - Erratic life force - Pulsar - Future oriented creativity - Rebellious artist - Avant-garde artist - Creative freedom - Science-fiction artist - Prometheus - Lightning - Fast heart beat - Non-conformist art - Out-of-the-box creativity - Nervous ego - Light nerves - Nervous Animus - Flash - Strobe light - Sudden changes in life purpose - Original authority - Erratic genius - Unstable self-image - Original identity - Outcast - Cold light - Abrupt light - Detached ego - Sudden creative flash - Revolutionary art - Abrupt separation from the father/man

People with Uranus/Sun

Diane Arbus (conjunction)
Pier Paolo Pasolini (conjunction)
Sigmund Freud (conjunction)
Ian Curtis (conjunction)
Chelsea Manning (conjunction) 
Roger Waters (square) 
Hans Rüdi Giger (square) 
Gustave Courbet (square)
Werner Herzog (square)
Daniel Day-Lewis (square)  
Jimi Hendrix (opposition) 
Edvard Munch (opposition)  

Gustav HOLST. The Planets Op.32 | Neptune, the Mystic

Gustav HOLST. The Planets Op.32 | Saturn

Saturn 11th house / Uranus in 10th house / Saturn in Aquarius / Uranus in Capricorn

Solid friends - Few friends - Selected friends - Loner - Serious in matters of friendship - Shy in society - Link between friendship and security - Link between friendship and career - Older friends - Mature friends - Responsible friends - Isolated in society - An island in mankind - The status of the different one - Serious maverick - Original career - A different worldy success - Original honors - Original authority figure - Deviant in matters of career - Normal deviant - Respect of difference - Out-of-the-box authority - Original responsibilities - Different authority - Teaching independence - Teaching freedom - Aquarius teacher - Real independence - The burden and responsibilities of independence - Original fame - Independent career - Famous friends - Depressive/depressing friends - Friends who can become burdens - Supportive friends - Career via the internet - Hard-working independent - Professional astrologer - Reliable/unreliable friends - Prudence in friendship - Cold friends - Shy friends - Concentrating on goals - Leader of a group - Authority figure in a group - Ambitious friends - Detached ambition - Astrology as a career - Real original - Building freedom - Freedom as a goal - Lonely individual - Real Prometheus - Wise friends - Immature friends - Slow in matters of friendship - Boundaries with friends - Social boundaries - Learn to say “no” to friends - Limiting friends - Respectful/Disrespectful friends - Responsibility for friends - Foundations of friendship - Mature astrologer - Different in public - Difference visible in public - Responsible member of society - Feels responsible for mankind - The burden of belonging to mankind - A reputation of maverick - Serious hopes - Experienced astrologer - Friend as father figure - Friendly with authority figures - Influential friends - Career-minded friends - Focused on objectives - Supporting friends and their goals - Earn respect from society - Grounded friends - A future in the mountains - Maturing with friends - Capricorn-like friends - Loners as friends - Friendly loner - Scapegoated because of some difference - The burden of difference - A castle of difference - Maverick at the summit - Serious originality - Isolated originality - Original when alone - Society’s scapegoat - Fears how mankind behaves with different people - Fear of mankind - Taking responsibility for supporting one’s difference - Friends supporting one’s difference - Methodic plan for the future - Past affects the future - Where past and future meet - Responsible inventor - Fear of future - Cautious about the future - Stone Prometheus - Different rock - Leader of rock band - Crystallization of difference - Electricity connected to earth - Lightning storm in the mountains - Friends grounding genius - Real genius - Building revolution - Serious rebel - Work for future - Authority figure in a rebel group - 

Occult symbols

Occult symbols

Venus in Leo

In love with light - luminous love - love of sunshine - glowing love - generous love - proud love - love and ego attached - love is life force - warm love - solar heart - shining beauty - solar beauty - luminous tastes - generous values - artistic relations - love of the arts - creative in love - creative when in love - 

Tomb of a Yakut shaman, 20th century - SourcePluto/Neptune - Neptune in Scorpio - Pluto in Pisces

Tomb of a Yakut shaman, 20th century - Source
Pluto/Neptune - Neptune in Scorpio - Pluto in Pisces