We start off our grand parade with Prince Albert Edward Victor (Eddy), the eldest son of the eldest son of Queen Victoria, and thus the Prince of Wales heir apparent. He, as the heading shows, is #16 in the Jones 1000 that can be found in toto at the end of Marc Edmund Jones’s book, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology.

During Eddy’s life, there were a lot of rumors about his wayward lifestyle and whether or not he was the notorious Jack the Ripper. Royal records, of course, place him outside of London during the first of the murders, and his early death, coincided more or less, with their abrupt halt. We will explore in this astrological essay if there is any validity to that claim.

Frogmore Castle. Eddy was the first Royal to be born here. The Mausoleum of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert also stands on the west side of the gardens at Frogmore House, chosen by the Queen after her beloved Albert reposed.

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Prince Albert Victor was the first born son of Albert Edward (known as Bertie), Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) and Princess Alexandra (called Alix) formally Alexandra Caroline Marie Charlotte Louise Julia of Denmark. Eddy,  as he was familiarly called,  was born at Frogmore House  on 8th January 1864 at 8:58 PM , two months premature, weighing less than four pounds at birth. Grandmother Queen Victoria named him Albert Victor Christian Edward and he was christened, as was the custom, 40 days later in the private chapel of Buckingham Palace on Thursday, 10th March 1864.

His Royal Grandmother’s indulgent hand was all over his rearing. She chose the Reverend Neal for the education of both grandsons but the tutor found Albert Victor’s interest in his studies lacking.  That  may have been somewhat attributed to his inherited deafness, that ran on his mother’s side, but we do not know how much his hearing impacted him.

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Every zodiacal sign rules a part of the body and Taurus rules the neck and throat, and thus essentially the second house rules the neck too. But in the Prince’s chart, Taurus appears in the ninth house suggesting that “hearing” effected his studies, as traditionally no universities used textbooks — school attendance was just a series of lectures or as the British call it “readings” and students were expected to take good notes. That scenario would make Eddy dismissive of his teachers — oral transmission does not work if they student cannot hear it and prior to Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller lip reading was unknown. Both Cambridge and Oxford still refer to their professors as “readers.”

Saturn rules ossification and in Taurus’s essential domain, but here in the Prince’s chart has Libra or the balance between the physical self and spoken word (Libra is ruled by Venus like Taurus). If all of this does not make you think twice about the connect, his mother, Queen Alix, spent a large part of her life alone & “stone” deaf.

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 Birth data for Prince of Wales Albert Victor per Alan Leo. Solar Fire does the charting here.

Prince George, as the second son following the Royal tradition, set off for a career in the military, but  the Crown Prince accompanied him aboard the Royal Navy’s training ship, HMS Britannia and together they sailed around the world. These travels (Sagittarius) are shown by the Mars in his watery 4th house opposite the sign of brotherly love in the 10th house in the sign of the twins, Gemini.

The Cambridge years

Upon returning to England  Albert Victor enrolled at Cambridge, but the second time fared no better than the first & he as he was a regular bon vivant at University and scoffed at the lessons.  He probably was not very different than most of his fellow upperclassmen shrugging off school & trusting to primogeniture (Jupiter in Scorpio) but his tutoring coach said that he was unsure if whether the Prince had any understanding of complex thought.² Perhaps the same was same of his father in his day, who despised Cambridge and wanted a military life — of course his mother the Queen would not have allowed that either.

 Chart highlights

Alan Leo, Aleister Crowley and Marc Edmund Jones (#16 ) have the exact same map data for the Prince. Mr. Leo’s is the oldest of the three books, so we are crediting him with the find, but a search through the pages of the London Times, shows that he snatched the particulars from there. Still, Leo’s 1001 nativities were de rigeur for 50 years among astrologers.  Everyone on both sides of the Atlantic subscribed to this publication, much like they did Raphael’s ephemeris,  until it was finally closed with the advent of Great Britain entering World War II  — a dozen years after Leo himself had reposed.

ith a preponderance of northern planets ( below the horizon)   and the current addition of Uranus and Pluto above, we have the foresight to know that Eddy was a locomotive temperament type, who like his father did what he wanted and enjoyed the raucous. But during his life, none of those planets were known, and he would be a Splash. Should we go with the future knowledge of what will come or stay with what was? Further charts will unveil that we assume. Jupiter is in his 3rd house, so Eddy had the gift of proverbial silver tongue, and was  an elegant dresser and a ladies man.

During his life,  the London papers, no better then than now, reported that the Prince was an unsavory fellow, lazy and bisexual, who attended lots of brothels often going out with his brother George, with whom it was said he shared a whore.  A manuscript of that era, claims he married an Irish Roman Catholic girl — hence the connection to Mary Kelley one of the Ripper’s victims — who worked in a shop opposite the brothel that Jack the Ripper frequented and they had a child named Alice Margaret. From these tidbits, came the rumours that he was Jack the Ripper.³

 Who marries who?

Looking at this chart, the only torture we see is Eddy marrying the very plain Mary of Teck whom it does not care much about. Another problem with Eddy being Jack the Ripper is typically murderers have a strong Mars-Pluto axis and an extreme amount of strong oppositions — several from planet outward. See the Russian murderer Picushkin as a counterpoint.

His Neptune in the 8th shows how he was obligated to marry whomever the family chose, but that he fantasized otherwise. Originally the family first choice was his cousin Alexandra Victoria Helena Louise Beatrice, (Empress Alexandra of Russia) but Queen Victoria’s sister Elisabeth, married to Tsarevitch Nicholas’s uncle Sergei,  was appalled. She did not like the Duke of Clarence, repelled perhaps by the Fixed Star Sabik conjunct his Mars (typical in homosexual charts) and his attitude towards women.

Elizabeth was resolute that they should pick the meek Mary of Teck as Alix was a Royal family favorite. That worked out well as well for England: Alexandra married Nicholas Romanov and the British was spared the Russian haemophilia . 4  Alix unfortunately was problematic with the Russian populace for other reasons as well and whether she would have worked out for England is hard to say considering she and Nicholas were madly in love.   Mary supposedly more obliging, but history did not confirm that rumour, so from the personality aspect it was probably a wash.

There is no free choice for those in the line of royal ascension. Courtship the recent case of Katherine and William there was a long drawn out affair of many years compared to his brother Harry’s whirlwind romance, so both partners one could only hope for the best.

Mary, represented by forceful Aries,  was more the free spirit than he was and which proved to be the case as she married his brother, the future King George IV,  after he, her first assignee, died.  Her cold forceful demeanor that drove Eddy to fantasy, fared better with George  though even as queen, the comment was she was a selfish narcissist that cared little for others.  Perhaps it did not matter who she married; she was just a poor choice.

The friction in Eddy’s and Mary’s relationship is highlighted by the Arian lord Mars in the 4th house opposite Uranus in the 10th of personal honor and royal noblesse, that highlights her domineering tendencies against his free-wheeling spirit. Yet to some degree, it would seem that Mary lived vicariously through his exploits and enjoyed them while the more dutiful George bored her.

True to his Sun at  18 Capricorn in the fifth house, he was convivial & fond of amusements. His Mars opposite the Arabian Part of Fatality hints at virulent influenza epidemic that would take his life, and with two strong planets, Mars and the generational planet  Uranus,  in tow, influenza’s lethalness, and idiosyncrasy — striking some and not others — was hovering overhead.

 Vitality and Fatality

 Prince Albert Victor has only one conjunction that of his Sun to his Moon, which Marc Edmund Jones calls the Line of Vitality.    A lack of conjunctions is the hallmark of the  “Splash” temperament type with its inherent tendency towards prodigality, but we have found secular humanist bowls with no conjunctions too.

Since the the north-south hemispheres are unevenly distributed with his planets heavily biased towards the south, this  intensifies his suspicious, non-social disposition, making him good in group situations because he can play off others, but not so keen one on one where his foibles are easily noticed and thus making him ill at ease.

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Around Eddy’s demise, Regulus is hidden in the twelfth. Disruptive Uranus is in tenth of career aspirations, and conjunct both Al Hecka & Betelgeuse, martial bliss and opposite the Galactic Center, making a strong pull towards the end. Having looked at many stars on this day, he really had none that were favorable suggesting that the odds were against him in this fight (Bellatrix conjunct the Midheaven).

Jones writes that the Line of Vitality bestows good health regardless of its essential dignities — its an odd statement for him as he strongly endorses their use. Alan Leo, though, begs to differ because the Moon is in its detriment residing in Capricorn. That does not seem quite right either as Eddy had no ailments until pneumonia (see the Sun note below). Traditionally though, the Moon in Capricorn, highlights a poor relationship between mother and child and for Eddy perhaps Grandmother Victoria’s meddling did cause that as mother Alexandra was particularly upset about her son’s death.

Using Arabian Parts, neither Leo nor Jones did — see that the Moon-Sun conjunction is quincunx the Arabian Part of Fatality (highlighted on the map in a red box right next to the midheaven).OTOH, the Line of Vitality is strengthened by his fifth house Sun making him a flashy dresser and a charismatic charmer.

The other planetary pair that the Prince has is the Line of Personality, as Saturn (2nd house) and Jupiter (3rd) are semi-sextile.  Marc Edmund Jones writes that this gives a “strange and inexorable fatality of action” to the native’s life.  Jones illustrates this aspect with President Theodore Roosevelt’s chart showing his need to have a constant momentum in his life but it was true for the Prince also who toured the world with his brother and the Royal Navy.

 

The Prince has a cardinal mutable natural disposition as the only opposition in his chart is in mutable signs (Sagittarius 17 and Gemini 03) that are essentially cardinal houses. This aspect is another indication of him being a real libertine  and the life of the party.

  Hyperion Symbols

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vintage lithography of Ectaban, Persia (now Iran)

The Prince’s ascendant is 10 Virgo and is the “Lord of the Horoscope.”  In the Hyperion symbols this is a “Round stone hidden within another” hinting towards his close friendship with his younger brother, George and the latter’s eventual triumph as king. It’s ruler is Mercury,  found right on the 6th house cusp of servants and toil at  6 Aquarius 55 , or “two rivers converging at the water gap.” It’s keyword is “Agreement.” The prince did find schooling irksome and his tendency to rank-drop, hang out with the servants in what seemed like an embrace of universality, was really his way of fitting in with people he was far more comfortable, and unschooled.

Mercury in Aquarius is a place where conventional or traditional educational methods are favored. It is more experimental than scholarly here — the American inventor Thomas Alva Edison also has his Mercury there. This position explains  the Prince’s diffident nature towards education and the comments by his schoolmasters.  As Ascendant is inconjunt his own Mercury at 04 Sagittarius and gets the images of “A shadow of the City of Ecbatan at dawn”, alluding to the King  he may have been.

On January 9th, the Duke of Clarence, who was spending the Christmas holidays with his parents at Sandringham, got attacked with a bout of influenza.  He had caught cold at the funeral of his cousin Admiral HSH Prince Victor Ferdinand Franz Eugen Gustaf Adolf Constantin Friedrich of Hohenlohe-Langenburg GCB, the son of Queen Victoria’s half sister,  during the Christmas holidays.

That cold, true to the Star Al Hecka 4 the fiery Martial star in Gemini, portends of inflammation in the lungs when conjunct Uranus it becomes erratic — hitting one member and yet not another, and that happened here. While others received a minor brush, the Prince’s bout turned to pneumonia  but without penicillin, yet to be invented by Sir Fleming for another fifty years, it was always fatal.

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Prince Albert Victor died shortly after his 28th birthday on  January 14, 1892, within a week of the day on which the news of his illness had first been released.  His mother never fully recovered, it was said at the time, that there was an extremely strong filial and maternal link between them. In true Victorian morbidness, she continued to keep his room at Sandringham undisturbed the rest of her life.

Albert Victor was buried at the Albert Memorial Chapel at Windsor Castle. The despondent Princess May laid her bridal wreath of sweet smelling orange blossoms upon the coffin in a touching tribute, perhaps echoing the “fields of rich red clover” found at his midheaven at Gemini 02.

His tomb, featured a recumbent effigy of the Prince in a Hussar, his military brigade,  uniform. The statuary is a magnificent example of Art Nouveau sculpture.  Pictures are here. After a suitable period of mourning, the Princess, with that beneficent Sun in her third house of brothers, and the continued the goodwill of her relatives, married the new heir apparent, Prince George, later to become King George V.  This couple are the grandparents of the current monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.


 Prince’s Death Notice from Alan Leo’s The Astrologer Magazine.

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Virgo 10 Ascendant notables:

Prince Albert Victor shares an Ascendant with singers Tony Martin and Rod Stewart,  painter Amedeo Modigliani (died at 36 from tubercular meningitis),  comedians Peter Sellers, who started off as a mime, and Patty Duke, who played twin cousins in The Patty Duke Show.


Footnotes:

  1. In Alan Leo’s “1001 Nativities” 4th ed., the chart is #04.
    1. In Crowley’s book  General Principles of Astrology c. 1927 originally co-written with Miss Evangeline Adams , the horoscope is Chart #8. pg. 602.
    2. In Marc Edmund Jones “The Sabian Symbols” c. 1953 the chart is #16
  2. op cit Crowley.
  3. D.M. Potts, “Queen Victoria’s Gene: haemophilia and the royal family” c.1999. London: Sutton Publishing. It is available here in paperback.
  4. Al Hecka  is unfavorable for one’s career & tells of parental disharmony that had to be the case with Eddy’s antics always in the London Daily News.  The fixed star portends sudden death from air borne mechanisms, like a virus, because according to Ptolemy it takes on the poignancy of a Mars attack.

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You, Andrew Marvell

And here face down beneath the sun
And here upon earth’s noonward height
To feel the always coming on
The always rising of the night:

To feel creep up the curving east
The earthy chill of dusk and slow
Upon those under lands the vast
And ever climbing shadow grow

And strange at Ecbatan the trees
Take leaf by leaf the evening strange
The flooding dark about their knees
The mountains over Persia change

And now at Kermanshah the gate
Dark empty and the withered grass
And through the twilight now the late
Few travelers in the westward pass

And Baghdad darken and the bridge
Across the silent river gone
And through Arabia the edge
Of evening widen and steal on

And deepen on Palmyra’s street
The wheel rut in the ruined stone
And Lebanon fade out and Crete
High through the clouds and overblown

And over Sicily the air
Still flashing with the landward gulls
And loom and slowly disappear
The sails above the shadowy hulls

And Spain go under and the shore
Of Africa the gilded sand
And evening vanish and no more
The low pale light across that land

Nor now the long light on the sea:

And here face downward in the sun
To feel how swift how secretly
The shadow of the night comes on …


We constantly vet our essays for grammar, typos and factual errors and WordPress editor mishaps. This one was revised on December 21, 2019.

Prince Leopold George Duncan was the eighth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and the youngest of their sons. Born April 7, 1853, the Royal accoucheur, Dr. John Snow delivered him with the help of chloroform — he was the first of the Queen’s children to be born with her under it. His sister Beatrice, who followed four years later and was the last of the line, also received it as the Queen was trying to popularize the drug and advertise its pain-relieving properties.

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by W. & D. Downey, albumen print, 1868

The safe arrival of Prince Leopold didn’t silence opposition to obstetric anesthesia altogether, but the Queen’s heartily expressed enthusiasm for pain-free childbirth helped make chloroform use respectable.

Albert wrote that “Leo was jolly and fat” and “no beauty, ” and that set the tone of how the Royal parents treated him — he was left to the care of nannies until his father died on December 14, 1861, at which point the Queen became very taken with her last boy as solace.  She wrote that he was “abnormally pale” but tall, and as  she became close to him that she started to notice he “hemorrhaged” easily.  By the time he was a teenager, the family realized the problem.  He was the first of the British Royal family to have the problem of haemophilia.


The comparison of his chart to his second cousin, the Tsarevich, is interesting.


Leopold, the Duke of Albany, is Bowl with a lip that is formed by the Line of Personality –Saturn in the Ninth House at 16.57 in a week inconjunct aspect to Jupiter in the Fourth at 24.27 giving an interesting emphasis to Jupiter at its throne in Sagittarius.  Jupiter rules the bloody as an excess of it gives enthusiasm. Here in the Fourth House of maternal inheritance, it would agree particularly as Saturn is in the natural house of Sagittarius and lending an almost fatalistic hand to the Duke. As Aries rules the head and governs the Red Ray of Blood, it hints that he would die from a fall to his head & probably die from bleeding profusely from an inherited familial disease, especially as Mars is also found in the house of its Lord.

The Duke also has a prominent stellium in the Eighth house of Legacies and Death with his Sun and Mars the Lord of Aries on its Throne there.  As Aries rules the head, it does hint that injuries to the head could be fatal to the Duke, particularly if while he was travelling (the Sagittarian connection).

Like his cousin the Tsarevich he has a few septiles in his chart.  The first one shows up between Pluto at 0.56 Taurus and his North Node at  21.42 Gemini in the Tenth.  The others are the larger bi-septile aspect, both types that according to Emma Belle Donath¹ suggest a “personal sacrifice”.  One at Mercury at Taurus 08 in the Eighth House to Jupiter in the Fourth at Sagittarius 25 and then from Jupiter again to Venus at Aries 09 Aries in the Seventh.  Mercury has a Virgintile to Venus that has no ominous overtones at all but instead suggests like his older brother Edward, was quite the ladies’ man.

 

 

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The Duke’s chart via Kepler Software

When he died, February 21, 1884 at 3:30 according to his mother’s diary, the Duke of Albany had one Septile active, t from Jupiter and the Galactic Center to his Midheaven at 18.25 Cancer, a Hyperion Symbol of “Guitars and Mandolins” embracing the duality that is  life and the North Node having moved from the Tenth House of aspirations to that of the Ninth and long journeys.

 

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The Duke’s Progressed Chart to approximate time of Death.

 

                                          Afternotes

His son,Charles Edward Leopold, his Royal Highness Prince Leopold Charles Edward, inherited his title and became the second Duke of Albany, Earl of Clarence and Baron Arklow.  The Duke, called Charlie, was born at Claremont House, near Esher, Surrey, on July 19, 1884. He was the first cousin of King George V (Edward and Leopold were brothers) as well as Kaiser Wilhelm II.  Grandmother Victoria forced him to take over the traditional house of Hanover,  Coburg-Saxe and Gotha in Germany, despite his many protestations at age fifteen.

Charlie married the niece of Empress August of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenberg, Victoria Adelheid (Adelaide) and had five children including a daughter who married into the Swedish Royal Family and brought hemophilia to that Royal family.  He and his family remained loyal to the Kaiser during World War I while his sister who was married to the British Queen Mary’s brother, the Duke of Teck stayed on the British-Allied side of the Great War.

The Second Duke and his family remained loyal to the Kaiser during World War I while his sister who was married to the British Queen Mary’s brother, the Duke of Teck, stayed on the British-Allied side of the Great War.  It made lots of headlines.


  1. Minor Aspects between natal Planets, Donath, Emma Bella.  c. 1981, American Federation of Astrologers.  Tempe, AZ.
  2. Queen Victoria’s Gene Haemophilia and the Royal Family, Potts,  D.M, c. 1999, Sutton Publishing.  London, UK.

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portrait of B. Disraeli from the Victoria & Albert Museum c.1850 by Mr. Chas. Lucy

Dr. Marc E. Jones rectified the PM’s horoscope for his 1954 book, The Guide to Horoscope Interpretation. 1 He obtained the birthdata from Alan Leo’s 1001 Nativities. 2 Jones used the Placidean House method; we use the more modern Koch.  The footnotes give you a site where the book can be bought inexpensively. It is also available online thanks to Dromenon over here on the Sabian Assembly site.

 

BIOGRAPH:

Benjamin Disraeli was a novelist and two-time prime minister under Queen Victoria.  He was also a major proponent of Imperialism – a rather discredited economic policy where stronger countries dominate weaker ones for their assets (mineral & mining raw products like wool or cotton, or labour either for work working the resources or overseas export to supplement their population).disraelis birthplace.png

It was a  popular philosophy throughout the 15-19th centuries and led to great economic expansion for Spain, France, Portugal and Great Britian as their broadened their commercial & territorial reach.

The political philosophy was challenged by the 17th Century British economist Adam Smith in his classic Wealth of Nations and David Ricardo, both who argued that it had only short-term personal gains for agencies like the Dutch East Indies Co. but was long-term political loss for the Countries, Principalities etc.  involved because it creates an aristocratic elite that incites aggressive wars and encourages high taxation of the general — home — population to continue their power and lifestyle.

To avoid population “escape” these states (in the classic term of spheres government where as a state, territory or country) band together creating an ever widening net of power i.e. the European Union, the Soviet Union, China and to some unfortunate degree, the United States of America.

Karl Marx wrote against it in Labour Theory of Value .  The Soviet Vladimir  Lenin, and the German Jew Hannah Arendt both supported Marx’s ideology & broadened that idea so that all international capitalism i.e. foreign exchange and banking, is included.  We prefer the classical Smith-Ricardi definition.

Download the Earl of Beaconsfield chart here::PM Benjamin Disraeli

 Jewish Background

Like economist David Ricardo (1772- 1823)  Disraeli was a Sephardic Jew whose ancestors emigrated to England from Italy via Holland. It seems that the family “converted to Anglicanism” but retained their Jewish cultural identity.  Disraeli married Mary Anne Viney-Evans in 1839; they had no children.  You can read many of Disraeli’s work free on Gutenberg.

 The Disraeli Bowl Chart

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Dr. Jones calls the Disraeli map a Bowl Temperament Type.  When creating his types, Jones does not use the Ascendant, Midheaven or Part of Fortune just the layout of nine planets;  Pluto though was not discovered in Disraeli’s  lifetime & so ignored.  Jones says that this personality type shows Disraeli’s power of “self-containment” and its tilt, heavily towards the Eastern or Resourceful side of the chart, indicates his power of recovery and the need for completion in his efforts.

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Winstar Express, Matrix Astrology

This is supplemented by his hidden i.e. intercepted  “cutting planet”  Mars 19.06 Leo, “Zuni sun worshippers” highlighting the idea of fidelity to one’s group tradition.

As his cutting planet is conjunct his Moon, also intercepted, in the ninth house it suggests that Disrael’s life and actions were open to others and a matter of pulic attenion and record.  It also tells us, that as a scooping bowl, Disraeli is more of  a taker in life’s bounty and less of a giver.

 An Ascendant Stellium

2017-02-15_16-57-40Disraeli’s Ascendant at 28.10 Scorpio  is the Hyperion Symbol of a “Carpenter’s Measuring Tape”  highlighting Disraeli’s conformity to standards, he was head of the Tory – Conservative party, ensuring that integrity was adhered.   It also picks up on our featured image, reproduced here, from a Punch comic at the time, where we see Disraeli measuring the British Lion, their emblem, out for their new Disraeli-designed attire.

Historically, according to Nicholas DeVore, the Galactic Center was placed at 0 Capricorn, making Disraeli’s ascendant a degree away, and perhaps encouraging him to see himself as the center of his universe. We speculate that based on the stellium all around that point:  Neptune 26.53  Scorpio is right next to Jupiter (26 Scorpio)  and his Ascendant, where we see that Disraeli’s loyalty was really towards his own ascension, making him rather a pandering toady (see the “Beckonsfield mispronunciation joke).  Success in public affairs was everything to Disraeli, and he pursued it with laser-like ferocity.

 

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excerpted from Wilfrid Meynell’s biography of the Earl, 1903

So what’s the Line Prime Minister?

Disraeli’s  Line of Personality, sextiling of Saturn 15.05 Libra and Jupiter 25.24 Scorpio that shows his instinctive reflex in social situations while his Line of Culture, the only other planetary pair the PM has, is  also sextile, giving him a facility with words; hence his extensive oeuvre of published manuscripts.

As a last note, his Part of Fortune, in the fourth house is noticeable as here “home” becomes emblematic of patriotism and country, which is how he performed his public service.  E. C. Chambers in his Fixed Stars and Degrees of the Zodiac analyzed suggests that this is the ultimate ability to make success out of tatters.  He notes that George Washington’s Venus shares that degree.mary ann viney.png

 

The Hyperion Symbol for 29.28 Pisces is the Nobel Prize, recognition of exceptional politician and literary  work — he was a popular author.  Instead of a Nobel, not yet created, for Disraeli’s cordial relationship with the Queen he was awarded the title of  Earl of  Beaconsfield so he could continue to serve Her Majesty  in the House of Lords after his final defeat to Sir William Gladstone.

She did not confer a similar honor upon his successor.

Footnote:

  1. Jones, Marc Edmund.  The Guide to Horoscope Interpretation, Chicago:  The Theosophical Publishing Society, 1941. It can be purchased here.
  2. ibid. pg. 186

Bibliography

  • Chambers, Eric C.  Fixed Stars & Degrees of the Zodiac Analyzed. Copyright 1921,      1948, 1967, London. Various Publishers.
  • McClung, Gavin K.  Hyperion Symbols, 2009.  Conshohocken, PA:  Infinity Publishing.
  • Jones, Marc Edmund.  The Guide to Horoscope interpretation, 1941. Wheaton, IL: The Theosophical Publishing Society.
  • Meynell, Wilfrid. Benjamin Disraeli, An Unconventional Life, 1903.  New York:  D. Appleton & Co.  Google Books.

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Queen Anne lithograph

Biograph

Anne was born in the reign of her uncle Charles II, who had no legitimate children. Her father, James, was then the first in line to the throne, but because of his Roman Catholic ties, he was very unpopular with the House of Lords. Charles II recommended that Anne be raised as an Anglican to help James’s cause.

It did not help James for three years after he succeeded Charles, he was deposed in the “Glorious Revolution” of 1688.  His daughter Mary II and her Dutch husband were the reigning monarchs.  They had no children, so after Mary’s death in 1694, William continued as sole monarch until his death in 1702 at which point Anne became monarch.

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We did not rectify this chart; Ms. Lois Rodden did.  Queen Anne is a Bundle even with the Modern Planets excepting for Pluto, blacked out on the chart here.  This temperament type is very insular and here, with everything in the Northern Hemisphere increases that predilection.   What’s rather interesting is looking at where her Neptune, that planet of dutiful obligation resides, at 18.47 Capricorn in the third house, but the same degree as Joan of Arc is said to have had her Saturn.

qa highboy.pngQueen Anne is a Bundle even with the Modern Planets excepting for Pluto, blacked out on the chart here.  This temperament type is very insular and here, with everything in the Northern Hemisphere increases that predilection.   What’s rather interesting is looking at where her Neptune, that planet of dutiful obligation resides, at 18.47 Capricorn in the third house, but the same degree as Joan of Arc is said to have had her Saturn.

The Hyperion Symbol is “Small dogs chasing a squirrel” which is all about the gay abandon one pursues one’s interest.  That is later amplified by her Uranus at 16.35 Aquarius that is exactly the same degree as her descendant Queen Victoria’s Jupiter. Both Queens made a big splash promoting the  arts and crafts of their time; Anne in furniture and Victoria in textiles.

Her third house is also rather crowded, with her sister Mary, her Dutch cousins, Mary’s husband William, and large extended family.

The classic Queen Anne style.

The difficulties she had with her sister are shown by the elder being a stern taskmaster at Saturn 06.21 Capricorn but with its image of “Young girls by a lotus pond”  that there may have been some subtle rivalry going on as Mary was barren and worried about her successor.

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Finally, her Pluto, not discovered for several centuries after her death & way out in the eighth house at 24.23 Gemini, tells us that she was quite aware of her image and legacy.  With the keyword from Sepharial of “friendship”  and opposite her dutiful Neptune in the third house, there is no doubt that the Queen invited and curried British craftsman’s favour in a celebration of interior decor and a major attack on the prevailing French provincial style of the time.

Her eye on the “future,”  Saturn in Capricorn, was a smart bet; she left no issue and was the end of the Stuart line after her comes in the Hanovers — but her furniture, elegant and timeless, lives on.

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