Merle Oberon, was a great Hollywood beauty, and is best known for her role as Cathy in Wuthering Heights against Sir Laurence Olivier, but it seems the background of Heathcliff is what really mirrored her own background. In the book, Emily Bronte suggests that Heathcliff could be “Indian” or “Gypsy” beause of his wild looks, see the movie highlight below where the young Cathy tells Heathcliff of her premonitions.

It seems though, that it was really Cathy, as played by Merle Oberon, was who she writing about. True enough she has the secretive Thor’s Hammer in her chart: from Uranus in the tenth, Venus in Aries in the first and Neptune in Cancer in the fourth, though how much of a secret it was I am not sure as my mother reading the Hollywood fanzines of her youth said as much when I caught the movie after reading the book in high school 30 years later. Read the story here.

The chart below is based on the data supplied by Marc Jones in his Sabian Symbols; I did not rectify it as from what little I read about her it seems accurate enough. Interesting how her sun and ascendant are partile at 30 Aquarius, I cannot say I’ve run into that aspect previously. Bombay is now Mumbai, India.

The Sabian Symbol this pairing is “a mystic moonlit field near the site of a mystic Babylon has sprung into the delicate white bloom” a symbol of soul refreshing inner poetry or the light in the heart that comes forth from a spiritual inner being. The Keyword is “Retrospective and the warning good fortune that obscures the inner light of being” while Eric Matthews suggests it is a symbol of “attainment” of one’s wishes and desires appropriately enough with her preponderance in the eleventh house of fans and the adoring public. She has another preponderance in Aquarius obviously hinting at her unusual and striking beauty and finally a third in Scorpio in the ninth house of long voyages and publicity.

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