Douglas Adams (March 11, 1952 – May 11, 2001)
I mentioned the other day that Adams died before 9-11. Was that his personal exit strategy? Or was it sprung on him from outside the galaxy? It’s intriguing, isn’t it?
So I decided to take a look at his birth chart.
I have no idea how accurate the birth time is, but it shows me so much about Douglas Adams that I now have a greater understanding of his genius. He has two Yods (Fingers of God), one pointing at the Sun (supported by Neptune and Pluto) and the other pointing at Jupiter (supported by the Moon and Mars). This may account for his world-wide popularity. And the Ascendant/Uranus conjunction in Cancer is nothing to mock either.
I’m not going to delineate what these two Yods mean, but other astrologers may have their own thoughts about them.
The timing is randomized, but it provides a hint that his death was not of his direct choice. The inconjunct between Pluto and the Midheaven tells the story. I think he was called back Home.
But when you look at the two charts together, the truth of this idea shines through.
Douglas’ natal Pluto is conjunct his ‘fatal’ Ascendant, and the ‘fatal’ North Node is conjunct his natal Ascendant.
The ‘hidden’ connection is the fact that his natal Chiron position is being transited by the ‘fatal’ Moon, which is opposite his ‘natal’ Ascendant. His ‘wounded healer’ is finally healed!
In his writing, Douglas identified with Arthur Dent, the ‘hero’ of his hitchhiking stories. Here is the description of Dent:
“Arthur Philip Dent was the hapless ape-descended human man from Earth who found himself thrown upon wild adventures around the Universe. With Ford Prefect, his friend of several years, Dent barely escaped the Earth’s destruction as it was demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass. Arthur spent the following several years, still wearing his dressing gown, helplessly launched from crisis to crisis while trying to straighten out his lifestyle. He rather enjoyed tea but seemed to have trouble obtaining it in the far reaches of the galaxy.”