Date: Tue, 05 Oct 1999 18:30:29 -0600
Subject: Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton
Perhaps some of you know the story of Emma Lady Hamilton, the lover and "wife before God" of Admiral Horatio Nelson, the greatest hero that England has. She was a beauty of the day, and there are numerous paintings of her made by several artists before the time she met Nelson in Naples. They were both married to someone else when they met and became lovers in 1798. It was the rule that a high standing man in English society had a mistress, but this was always "discrete", hidden, lived in hypocrisy.
Nelson and Lady Hamilton never hid. They loved each other deeply and openly, she gave birth to the only child he ever had, Horatia. And when he was shot in the back and died at Trafalgar in 1805, his last words and his last letter --historically recorded-- were words of love for her as he begged his friends to take care of her and of little Horatia...
But England was resented of this union and of their open love, and soon after Nelson's death, they had been nearly forgotten, until Emma died in abject poverty after having spent years in prison for debts. She has up to the present been despised and her spiritual character has been distorted by prejudiced historians and by the hypocrisy of English society, to the point that even today many will not agree as to what kind of woman she was.
She was born April 26, 1765, in Nesse, Great Neston (time unknown).
The year of birth has been contested on the grounds of a statement written
by the doctor that examined her body when she died in 1815, saying that
she was "age 51", which made a lot of people happy, because, her parents
having married June 11, 1764, she would have been a natural child. As I
remember reading a biographer, there is no other ground to doubt her year
of birth. She died in Calais at 1 p.m. January 15, 1815.
Horatio Nelson was born in Norfolk September 29, 1758 (time unknown). There is a chart of him drawn by Alfred J. Pearce (Zadkiel) with Mars rising in Scorpio, but is probably purely speculative, based on deduction. He died at his ship in the Battle of Trafalgar where he defeated Napoleon, at 4:30 p.m. October 21, 1805.
Now, if you put together these 4 dates: 2 of birth and 2 of death, what are the main synastric axes? what planetary pattern could have drawn the 2 of them together in such a scandalous way? Why, astrologically speaking, was Nelson so passionately unconditional in his love for Emma? I take only conjunctions and oppositions, or "T"s:
Trafalgar Venus = 4,55 Sagittarius--At least 2 exact Chariklo aspects are descriptive of::
1- their relationship (Sun opp. Chariklo)
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 08:20:15 -0600
I examined the case of Admiral Nelson in 1999, in terms of his relationship with Lady Hamilton. I quote here the part about the birth and death data:
Date: Tue, 05 Oct 1999 18:30:29 -0600
I still don't know his time of birth, and assume that nobody knows it and that there are probably good reputable rectifications of his chart. I would appreciate input in this respect. If I use noon I get:
Sun = 6,15 Libra
Perhaps one can take the opposition of TC36 as secondary here and trust the implications of the Sun/TD10 conjunction, especially if he was born later in the day, which would put the Sun closer to TD10, but the effects of TC36 (a plutino, that we found in the birth of Gorecki) cannot be ignored. It is easy to confuse the effects of TC36 (or Ixion as in the case of Vaughan Williams) with those of TD10 when we don't know what either of them means. This is an example of how difficult it is to isolate the different bodies at first.
Speculatively, in Nelson's life, following orbital symbolism, both TC36 and TD10 can be identified --in different ways-- with the sea. The TC36 opposition can represent the international political fights, the battles at sea, the strategy or tactics of the battles, living most of his life "very far away" at sea, identified with "state matters", with "impersonal fights", with travelling very long distances, with this or that war campaign, etc. Nelson was a seaman and sea warrior "par excellence".
We can --also speculatively-- expect that TC36, like Pluto, is more impersonal, more identified with a cause or with a group destiny. TD10, on the other hand, although also suggestive of very long distance travel and "far away" places, is more Saturnian, and it is in conjunction, less mental than the opposition, more immediate or "in the flesh". So we can expect it to be more related to his personal dilemas or divisions, to "his tragedy": being divided between the duty for his country and the need of a personal life.
His loneliness and depression is well attested by his correspondence, and the split in his personality and in his life is dramatized by his illicit relationship with Lady Hamilton and the way it ended (remember the relationship of TD10 with death). The contradiction or split (alienation) between Nelson's personal wishes and personal life with Lady Hamilton and their daughter, and the moral standards of his time (or of English society, witness what is happening today with "Lady D."), may be putting in evidence the action --even posthumous action-- of TD10. But like they say, this is another story...
(ref.:Charles Roberts condensed this story from his musical documentary, Hero's Daughter: Horatia and the Nelsons of Burnham, originally written in 1982 for the Burnham Market Summer Concert.)