Flawed Hero: Triumphs and Tragedy


Charles Lindbergh (Feb 4, 1902 – Aug 26, 1974)

Today in history (1927), this man became a household name:

Thirty-three hours and 30 minutes after he took off from New York’s Roosevelt Field, aviator Charles Lindbergh lands 3,600 miles away at Paris’ Le Bourget Field. The Detroit native is the first person to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean, and becomes an international sensation.

The image that I ‘borrowed’ from Wikipedia shows a freckly-faced young man. I’d never considered that fact before, because all photos I’ve seen of him were in black-and-white. He was obviously a red-head.

He was also a hero, in every sense of the word. But it also meant that he was a target for ruthless people, who looked to capitalize on his fame and fortune.



This chart was on my Kepler 7.0 computer program, too. When I did some further research, I found a chart that set his birth time at 1:30 am (with an AA rating). I’m sticking with 2:30 am because it shows an interesting clue to his character.

Uranus (which is symbolic of ‘flight’) is in his 1st House, conjunct the Moon (popularity). I expected there would be some evidence of Sagittarius (restlessness), but I never thought it would be a triple whammy (Ascendant, Uranus, Moon all opposite Pluto). The Pluto ‘event’ is timed for 27 years, and his solo transatlantic flight happened when he was 25 (which may be close enough for jazz).

The Neptune ‘event’ happened when Lindbergh was about 30. It relates to the kidnapping and murder of his son, Charles Jr. Again, Uranus and the Moon are opposite Neptune. This shows that the 1st House planets were a blessing and a curse for him. (To bring the chart perfectly into alignment for these two events, I would move his birth time forward by about 10-12 minutes. 2:40 am may have been the true birth time, but births at that time were rounded up to the hour or down to the half hour mark.)

Nevertheless, two inconjuncts are shown to be active in his life.

Mars Inconjunct Midheaven

Clearly you should spend a lot of time releasing your great energy in vigorous play. The more energy you use up in this way, the less you will need t assert yourself destructively. You must learn what society demands, such as going to school and doing schoolwork, learning to obey instructions for your own good and so forth.

Another way to solve this kind of conflict is to learn that you can say what needs to be said and not be forced to remain quiet. You can’t expect your elders to always go along with your ideas, but you should be able to feel confident of your right to say it. The exception to this, of course, is that you do not have any right to say something just to hurt others.

[Lindbergh was an outspoken critic of the American government during WWII]

Jupiter Inconjunct Neptune

Probably you should not gamble or take excessive risks at any time in your life. Your dreams in this area also will probably go far beyond reality, and you will take chances that can’t possibly be realized.

By itself, this aspect does not guarantee that you will have such problems, but if it is reinforced by other, similar aspects in your chart, you should be careful of a tendency toward escapism. It is always easier to create an ideal reality within your mind than in the world, but the world is where you must work. Escapism can include using drugs or alcohol or following strange and delusive religious beliefs. As you get older, you may fall into the trap of guru worship and deny your own vitality.

Your idealism can be the source of much creative imagination, leading to profound insights and realizations, but only if you remain connected with the actual day-to-day universe in which the rest of the human race lives.


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 cdsmiller17@gmail.com. (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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