Lawrence of Arabia: Man and Mystery


Thomas Edward Lawrence (Aug 16, 1888 – May 19, 1935)

Since Lawrence died today in 1935, I thought it might be time to look at this enigma more closely (i.e. astrologically). If anything, we may get a hint as to why he was the way he was. As quoted in film Lawrence of Arabia, he explains why he seems different:

T.E. Lawrence: It’s my manner, sir.

General Murray: Your manner?

T.E. Lawrence: Yes. It looks insubordinate, but it isn’t really.

General Murray: Shut up…and get out!



This chart was already on my Kepler 7.0 computer program. The timing must have been based on dawn, so it might need rectifying. But we’re not concerned with that, for our purposes (except to point out that there are no planets in the adult sector of his chart).

Even so, the T-squares are so prominent they cannot be ignored. They are listed below:

Jupiter square Sun square Neptune

Jupiter square Ascendant square Neptune

Jupiter square Venus square Neptune

Jupiter square Venus square Pluto

Jupiter square Ascendant square Pluto

Mars square Saturn square Midheaven

Mars square Mercury square Midheaven

That’s a lot of stress for one person to carry. But what of the Yod (Finger of God) pointing at the Midheaven? Since his birth time is not ‘official’ that Yod could be non-existent.

Moon Inconjunct Midheaven

With this aspect you must learn to make your emotional needs and desires for pleasure fit in with your growth and development in the world. It is possible that these problems could it make it difficult for you to choose a profession or a course that would give your life a sense of purpose. Or you may be unable to follow one path consistently. In other words, your emotional needs may be in conflict with your long-range goals. You may know what you have to do, but not feel much like doing it. Or your feelings may actually color your perception so much that you really do not see what has to be done. Try not to form bad habits, because they re especially likely to create difficulties of this sort.

Uranus Inconjunct Midheaven

You need to express your thoughts and feelings, but you often upset the people around you with your words. You seem to enjoy creating a stir every time you say something, but this can get you into quite a bit of trouble with parents, teachers and other authority figures. The underlying principle of this aspect is the need to balance your individual self-expression and manner of communicating with your need to learn and grow under the guidance of older people.

Certainly you will discover your own routes to what you want in life. Now you need to be given the confidence and encouragement to look for these routes on your own with total freedom.



The motorcycle that Lawrence crashed on May 13, 1935

Final revealing quote from Robert Bolt’s screenplay.

General Allenby: I believe your name will be a household word when you’ll have to go to the War Museum to find out who Allenby was. You’re the most extraordinary man I’ve ever met!

T.E. Lawrence: Leave me alone!

General Allenby: What?

T.E. Lawrence: Leave me alone!

General Allenby: Well, that’s a feeble thing to say.

T.E. Lawrence: I know I’m not ordinary.

General Allenby: That’s not what I’m saying…

T.E. Lawrence: All right! I’m extraordinary! What of it?

About cdsmiller17

I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And I am experimenting with birth and death charts. If you wish to contact me, or request a birth chart, send an email to (And, in case you are also interested, I have an extensive list of celebrity birth and death details if you wish to 'confirm' what you suspect may be a past-life experience of yours.) Bless.
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