A Man Called Intrepid
I read this book years and years ago. I bought it recently, again, in order to share it with one of our grandchildren. The story sounds fantastic, and some of the details may have been fabricated as part of the cover for activities before and during World War II.
Whatever the ‘truth’ may be, this Canadian stands head and shoulders above others in the Spy Game.
Meet William Stephenson
No one knows for sure what time of day Mr Stephenson was born. In fact, there are conflicting details as to even the day he was born.
My ‘job’ as an Astrologer is to dig deeper into his history in order to discover what the details really are.
Officially (as in, according to Manitoba birth records), William Samuel Stephenson was born on 23 January 1897. His attestation papers (when he joined the armed forces on 12 January 1916) suggest that his 20th birthday was the day before (i.e. 11 January 1896). That might have been tactical on his part (as he may have wanted to have a ‘mature’ enlistment), but it does suggest that even at that tender age, he wasn’t above lying to achieve an ambition.
The chart rectification was a little bit trickier in that we know very little about him after 1930, because whatever history he had achieved by that time needed to be eradicated in order to allow him anonymity.
So I have focused on two events from his younger years: his loss of family (i.e. mother) at an early age, and his falling in love and marrying by age 27. Those events are symbolized by the Moon and Venus in his chart.
By aligning those two events as I have, his birth time will (most likely) be 8:30 pm.
What that does is make his Jupiter conjunct the Ascendant, but still in the 12th House, and it brings the Mars/Neptune/Pluto conjunction into his 10th House. That made him the Perfect Spy: he had a strong moral sense, but shunned the limelight.
Check his chart analysis here.
It is not my intention to re-write history, but I thought you, as the reader, might appreciate a hint (or several) from his birth chart.
If nothing else, we can be glad that the inspiration for Ian Fleming’s James Bond actually helped to save the world from domination by Adolf Hitler.
Even Fleming’s hero couldn’t attest to that.
Rest in Peace.