Che Guevara (May 14, 1928 – October 9, 1967)
Trust astrologers to get to the bottom of a scandal: Che’s mother was pregnant when she got married to his father, so to cover-up the scandal, her doctor post-dated his birth certificate by a whole month. What a way to start life!
Any revolutionary worth his salt has to have the following two inconjuncts in his birth chart:
Mars Inconjunct Neptune
With this aspect you must learn to stand up for yourself and demand your rights forthrightly and directly. Often you feel that you don’t have enough energy to assert yourself or that any such effort would be futile. Unfortunately, some people with this aspect learn to work behind the scenes or dishonestly. Others simply give up or take a defeatist attitude toward life.
Sometimes this aspect operates on the physical plane as well. You may have a generally low energy level and feel tired all the time but not be able to sleep because of nervousness. You may actually need more sleep than others, and if so, you should try to get it. This aspect may also indicate that you tend to have allergies and infections. [He had asthma.]
Saturn Inconjunct Pluto
If either of these planets is close to conjunction or opposition with the Ascendant or Midheaven, its effects can be quite strong. [Pluto is in opposition to the Midheaven.] It signifies a feeling that you must work extremely hard merely to keep your life running smoothly on a day-to-day level. Often this aspect is associated with quite a bit of tension, especially in your muscles, but also in your emotional approach to life. You need to learn that the world is not always a place of struggle and that occasionally it is good to let go and relax. If your home life has been harsh or difficult, it will bring out the worst side of this aspect, and in time you will develop a cynical attitude toward the world in general. You will become intolerant of your own and others’ weaknesses, and you will take advantage of every opportunity, even if it means hurting someone else. But this is likely to happen only if you have not been given a reasonable break or if you haven’t been allowed to be a child, to be weak and make mistakes.
Even under favorable circumstances, this aspect usually means that you are resistant to change, that you hold on to any situation, no matter how bad, until it is totally intolerable. Then when change does take place, it has to create a REVOLUTION and a total breakdown of everything that came before it. You must learn to adapt to circumstances a bit more gracefully and not be afraid of occasional compromise.
Che was Executed 53 Years Ago This Week
In his death chart, there are two inconjuncts, but this time they connect Mercury and Saturn, and Venus and the Ascendant. You can imagine what those aspects mean.
According to Wikipedia: ‘The following morning on 9 October, Guevara asked to see the school teacher of the village, a 22-year-old woman named Julia Cortez. She later stated that she found Guevara to be an “agreeable looking man with a soft and ironic glance” and that during their conversation she found herself “unable to look him in the eye” because his “gaze was unbearable, piercing, and so tranquil”. During their short conversation, Guevara pointed out to Cortez the poor condition of the schoolhouse, stating that it was “anti-pedagogical” to expect campesino students to be educated there, while “government officials drive Mercedes cars”; Guevara said “that’s what we are fighting against.”‘
The Combined Charts
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