This is a historical chart from Alan Leo’s “Modern Astrology: the Astrologer’s Magazine/”

           Brilliance or arrogance?

On June.22, 1893; the Royal Navy’s Mediterranean Fleet was about to anchor off Tripoli, Lebanon.  The HMS Victoria was the flagship of Admiral Tryon ordered his ships form two columns, one led by him and the other by Rear Admiral Markham in the Camperdown, named most likely after the famous Camperdown race course in Victoria, Australia.

Tryon was supposedly an expert ship commander ordered that the two ships turn inwards towards each other to arrive on a reciprocal course prior to anchoring. Would have been a pretty site, but unfortunately, the two columns were only six cables (1200 yards) apart, less than the lengths of either boat, much less the two combined.  Disaster ensued as the two collided sank in about 10 minutes.  Tryon, true to the naval code, went down with his ship, but so did more than 350 crewmen.   There are some pictures here.

The Ascendant is at 15 Scorpio and ruler of Scorpio is Mars and now also Pluto. Pluto was still an asteroid, and carries the symbol of “Carefulness” or, as E. C. Chambers says when afflicted,, as it is here in opposition, of “Carelessness.”  This is not helped by the strong inward nature of the event’s mental chemistry.  The Moon is slow, slower than average that is, and Mercury is a virgintile away from the Sun highlighting the Admiral’s showoff arrogance particularly as Mercury is also square the North Node in the sixth house at 26 Aries 38.  This aspect hints that he was not concerned with the details, but since he was an Admiral to question his orders is mutiny and so his men had to follow them to the letter or be court martialled.  There was  no one there that day who could say, “By Jove,  Admiral, do you think…?

The chart of the Victoria and Camperdown

 Wildmen and bad vision

The ascendant is  conjunct that wild man of the zodiac, Uranus,  at 07 Scorpio, associating itself with unseen actions, the unconscious and large organizations.  While Uranus is too far from both the South Node and Jupiter to have much of a relationship there, through a translation of light to the ascendant that does work, and suggests swallowing one’s pride and admitting they are wrong is the better part of valour.  It raises whether the Admiral realized his mistake and preferred the ultimate penalty instead of being made a public fool — either way that happened by in this case he did not have to live with the consequences.  The symbol for Jupiter at 21 Taurus is Fame or Notoriety (however the case maybe) and opposite the ascendant.

Pluto in the seventh house at 10 Gemini, and  square the Part of the Fortune 03 Pisces (Resignation) in the Fourth House , highlights the living conditions of the house or ship… An angle to the cusp of the Fourth House in Mundane situations often tells of inclement weather, says astrologer Celeste Teal. That does not seem to be the case here, but the Royal Naval attributed the incident to poor judgement, which maybe the same thing,  (Jupiter over estimating squared (blindsided) to the Part of Fortune in 4th House of Ships and Houses).

In Chambers’s  notes, there is something is on our Jacqueline Nourrit. He mentions her Moon is also in Pisces 03 – and so she must have been a musical prodigy. Serendipity!

The Old Gray lady aka the New York Times  reported the news. We have a copy here: camperdown.pdf

NOTES:

This chart was originally posted in 2018, but when it came over I noticed that the date and chart was missing.  Well, it seems I never put it up, so I am revising the post date to today as it really is a new chart essay.

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Goering c. 1917

Göring was an ace flyer in Germany’s First World War.  He was fast acting,  reactive fighter pilot  (Venus and Mercury conjunct in Sagittarius – Capricorn) with good stamina and physical courage.

Born Hermann Wilhelm Goering on January 12, 1893 at 3:13 AM ¹ in Rosenheim, the Kingdom of Bavaria, the German Empire. to Heinrich Ernst and his wife Franziska {Fanny} Tiefanbrunn.

He was the second  of their four children — Karl, was the eldest from this marriage and Albert Gunther (who saved many Jews from extermination and was rumoured to be the son of a Fanny and Hermann Epenstein liason) followed him on 9 March 1895.

His father was a former cavalry officer, and Governor General of German protectorate in South West Africa (Namibia) and then Haiti.  Heinrich also had two girls, Olga Therese Sophia and Paula Elisabeth Rosa Göring, from his first marriage and was blood related to Count von Zeppelin, Hermann Grimm, Karl Burckhardt and the Merck family.

Hermann’s godfather was  Dr. Hermann Epenstein Ritter von Mauternburg a wealthy physician friend of his father and Christian of Jewish descent, after whom the boy was named.  The wealthy doctor was so overjoyed that he announced that the family could stay in his Burg Veldenstein − an imposing, medieval bastion in Franconia − and summer at Burg Mauterndorf, a fairytale castle in the Tauern mountains of Austria near Salzburg.  It was an idyllic childhood.

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Burg Veldenstein — the Goering winter home


                         The Göring MAP

 

Goering Natal Chart

Göring is a bucket with a Neptunian handle — Pluto was not discovered until 1930, that lays in his Seventh House of Personal Relationship and how others view him.  It’s hard to think of Göring as a larper, but OTOH, he did wear lots of outlandish costumes and have mock medieval events at his own burg — probably confiscated in the same manner as ISIS does today with their enemies.

His ascendant at 20 Scorpio is opposite Vesta in Taurus in the Sixth House suggesting that he was an all-or-nothing leader who encouraged his Luftwaffe to perform more as individual stylized heroes (Chiron is the point focus of thatT-Square in the Ninth House of Long Journeys) of the First World War, than a cohesive team as many military strategists have noted.

His Mercury in the First House of self-identity is squared his Mars in the Fifth, telling us that Goring suffered from chronic anxiety and perhaps contributed to his morphine addiction (Neptune in the 7th house opposite the First) as needing always to appear calm and in control.  Conjunct his Venus, this would have made him an over-preening egotist, a little too vain.

The real issue in the Reichsmarshall’s chart though is that his Lord of the Chart (the final dispositor of all other rulers) is Mars in the Fifth House at 10 Aries.  It has the symbol  “A man teachings new skills for old ways,” but since it is so heavily squared it gets the warning of him having a “twisted perspective” in his affairs.

The final dispositor is viewed as because it is the only planet that is in its own sign, naturally auspicious, but also  it is the only planet that has complete autonomy, being ruled by no other planet. Also, all the other planets have their lord ruled by the final dispositor, or have signs planets rules that which are themselves ruled by the final dispositor,  thus making all the planets in the chart as being under the sway of the final dispositor.

In Goring’s case this would have made him a bully, aggressive and hard for other men to get along with, though his first wife Carin also seems to have problems.  He would have been a hard man to work for, always yelling and pummelling his pilots for more and better and never letting up.  In a military arena this was probably expected and thus accepted, but it would have also meant that only a very few, the very best, would be loyal.


                                    The Lines of Goering

The Line of Vitality, also called the Line of Self-Determination, is that aspect between the two luminaries themselves:  the Sun and Moon.  In Göring’s chart they are sextile, suggesting he was self-indulgent and trusted toadies — he did not want anyone around him that was unlike himself or equally aggressive.  Perhaps his second wife, an actress, knew how to play that to her advantage as they more happily married.

The next major aspect is the Line of Motivation, the aspect between Jupiter and Saturn, always historically mated in astrology.  Here Göring has the two opposite highlighting his need to dramatize his existence into mythic proportions.  This was probably exacerbated by his childhood memories of living in castles and travelling around the Empire.

The third aspect we look at is the Line of Efficiency, which is the aspect between harmonic Venus and warrior Mars.  He has no major aspect here, but there is a  biseptile (a difference between planets of 102º 51′ 26″)  telling us of his compulsive bravado and best others over small and trivial issues like his daughter the prettiest, the best student, he would have to win at whatever game or sport you were playing and win convincingly, and on and on it would go.  This would irritate in the best of times, but when someone holds life and death over the competitor worrisome.

The final and fourth aspect is the Line of Significance, also called Culture, that is between Uranus and Neptune, or as Jones called socially significant planets.  Göring does not have a major aspect here, but an inconjunct (150º distance between the two planets), showing how he inter-reacted with the world as large:   his irrational fears, psychosomatic illnesses creating an artistic tension that required an outlet.  For Goering that outlet was projecting himself into a world of make believe where he, and not Hitler, was Lord Emperor.

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The Castle the Görings has use of through their association with  Dr. Hermann Epenstein in Austria.

 


Göring was found guilty as a war criminal at the International Military Tribunal at Nurnberg,  (Nuremberg)  Germany.  He was due to be hanged on the conviction of war crimes and crimes against humanity from the Nuremberg Trials after his request to die like a soldier and be shot was denied.  Instead, he took his own life with a potassium cyanide capsule hid in his skin care cream.

Download the Goering natal chart

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Footnotes:

  1. Marc Jones cites 3:13 AM for  Göring ‘s birth while other sites, like Michel Gauquelin, mention 4 AM.  We are going with Marc’s data as we find that rectification works well.
  2. Göring with the umlaut over the o is the proper way to write the Reichsmarshall’s (Field Marshall) name, but Kepler does not allow umlauts, so instead according to German language Instructor, C. A. Weingaertner, adding an “e’ in is an acceptable approximation.