Bob Denver

Television funnyman, Bob Denver, passed away September 2, 2005 from complications following surgery for throat cancer.

Widely known from TV re-runs of Gilligan's Island, Denver played the confused Gilligan castaway on a deserted island. He is also known for his role as the off-beat beatnik, Maynard G. Krebs, on "The Many Lives of Dobie Gillis."

The benefic Sun, lord of the 3rd house of communications aspects the 1st and 7th houses as does the facile planet of communication, Mercury. This pair allows personal expression (1st house) to project to others (7th house) and vice-versa. He was beloved by his many fans. Additionally, the Moon, ruler of the 2nd house of status and wealth, conjoins the most effective point of the 3rd (communication) and 9th (good fortune) houses.

The quirkiness of his characters is shown by the conjunction of the eccentric Rahu with Venus, which rules entertainment and Denver's 5th house of creativity.

Sadly, it is this same conjunction (along with Rahu's opposite malefic twin, Ketu) which contributed to throat cancer as Venus also rules the throat. He died during a Mercury subperiod. Mercury in this chart is extremely weak and in the 8th house of death. Transiting Rahu and Ketu exactly afflicted natal Mars, a significator for vitality.

Rodden Rating: AA, B.R. in hand from Steinbrecher

Chart posted on September 12, 2005.