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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 birth data 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.

 

      Who was he?

Benjamin Disraeli was a novelist and two-time prime minister under Queen Victoria.  He was also a major proponent of Imperialism – an economic policy where stronger countries dominate weaker ones to obtain 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.  Though in modern parlance this has been for the dominate country to export finished goods for the weaker country to supply real assets i.e. money, and credit transfers).

It was a popular philosophy throughout the 15th thru 9th centuries and led to great economic expansion for Spain, France, Portugal and Great Britain as it allowed them to broaden their  commercial economic power  & territorial reach.

The political philosophy was challenged by the 17th Century British economist Adam Smith in his classic Wealth of Nations and later David Ricardo, both who argued it had only short-term personal gains for agencies like the Dutch East Indies Co. but was long-term political loss for the Countries.  Their reasoning was the principals 1 Principals are the actors most involved in supporting the political process involved become wealthy, but lazy,  as it creates an aristocratic elite separate from their fellow countrymen and encourages the government to increase taxation while furthering their own power and lifestyle.

Karl Marx wrote against imperialism in the Labour Theory of Value.  The Soviet Vladimir Lenin and German Hannah Arendt both supported Marx’s ideology,  broadening the idea to include all international capitalism i.e. foreign exchange and banking, but oddly enough ignoring the social elite benefit.

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. While the family religiously “converted to Anglicanism”  they kept 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;  and Pluto 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

His hidden i.e. intercepted  “cutting planet”  Mars 19.06 Leo, “Zuni sun worshippers” conjunct the Moon, highlighting the idea of fidelity to one’s group identity supplements this idea and shows up throughout his public and private life.

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 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.  AS PM of the most popwerful country on earth at the time, that would be an easy metaphor.

We speculate that the the stellium itself supports that point:  Neptune 26.53  Scorpio is right next to Jupiter (26 Scorpio)  and his Ascendant, where Disraeli’s loyalty was towards his Queen and country — his duty to both (Neptune was discovered  the year he married the rich widow and the beginning of his break with his mentor Sir Robert Peel) and not the pandering toady  as was joked (see the “Beckonsfield mispronunciation joke).  Yet success in public affairs was everything to Disraeli (the Ascendant sextile the Midheaven and square the Moon, which is conjunct Mars thus creating a spirit of firm determination) 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 a 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, she awarded him the title of Earl of Beaconsfield so he could continue to serve Her Majesty in the House of Lords after his eventual 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. You can purchase here it; currently it runs under $15.00 USD.
  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.

Footnotes:

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