Clive Staples Lewis (November 29, 1898 – November 22, 1963)
This post is in response to a HillFaith post I got in my email account today. Now, I have a great respect for C. S. Lewis. My parents thought he was a worthwhile author to read, whether as an adult (“Mere Christianity”) or a child (“The Chronicles of Narnia”). As for myself, I thoroughly enjoyed “The Screwtape Letters” in which a demon, Screwtape, communicates with his nephew, Wormwood. (Perverse, I am.)
There is but one inconjunct.
Mars Inconjunct Midheaven
This aspect can mean that you have mixed feelings about all authority figures, including your parents. You may feel that you have to violate the rules laid down by your parents in order to get your way. This is a significant problem, because if it continues into adulthood, you will have great difficulties with employers. Therefore it is very important that your parents teach you how to express your self-assertive drives without going against their teachings. Unfortunately it is impossible to state how that should be done, because the conflict between self-will, on one hand, and self-denial and work, on the other, is different for each person.
A 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.
Lewis married Joy when he was 57 years old. That is why I rectified his chart to place Venus at that age for him. She died four years later. It’s one of the great tragic love stories of the 20th century. His own ill health started after her death. Just before his 65th birthday, he died suddenly.
The Yod pointing at Uranus is ‘proof’ of his sudden death. His ‘fatal’ Venus/Mars conjunction in Sagittarius is opposite the death Ascendant in Gemini. Quite apt, in my opinion. Reunited at last.
When I did the Google search, I typed in “cracked egg”. Can you see what I did there? I correctly interpreted what he was attempting to say about Jesus being a lunatic or not. There are lots of allusions: