Agatha Christie (September 15, 1890 – January 12, 1976)
It’s what any self-respecting woman would do: after your husband asks you for a divorce, you drive off into the night, crash your car, and then totally disappear. But when you happen to be a world-famous writer, everyone wants to know where you have gone.
I am looking at this ‘event’ like it’s the plot of a murder mystery. I think this is what Agatha Christie intended. In this instance, she wanted to get away to think. Maybe she was going to plot the murder of her rival, maybe she was going to kill herself. In any event, she checked herself into a hydro spa and planned her next move. The film “Agatha” imagines what the real story was, but may have tried to be too clever with the details. Astrology speaks to us more clearly.
With the time of 10 pm, I am attempting to demonstrate what energies may have been motivating Christie’s actions. My first impression? It wasn’t an accident. It was a spur-of-the-moment act. (Mars is unaspected; Uranus is inconjunct the combined Neptune/Ascendant in Leo.) At the same time, Mercury is inconjunct the Midheaven, and Pluto and the Midheaven combine to form a Yod pointing at the Sun in Sagittarius. (This is ‘fight or flight’ territory.)
Sun Inconjunct Pluto
You have a very strong will and can be quite stubborn, even when you don’t have any particular reason to be. It is as if you automatically resist any pressure to act in a particular way, even if you know it is good for you. This may arise from a fear of being controlled, helpless or manipulated by someone else. As you get older, this fear may lead you to manipulate others so that they cannot manipulate you. It is very important to develop confidence in yourself, so that you will not behave this way very frequently. Your relationship with your father will be particularly important, for his actions and his opinions of you will strongly affect your sense of well-being.
Sun Inconjunct Midheaven
While you are young, you will find it difficult to decide what to do with your life. The demands of the world may sometimes be hard to handle, because they don’t seem to take advantage of your natural abilities and instincts. […] Certainly you have a right to be young and happy, but don’t overdo it; the lessons you do not learn well now will create problems when you try to pursue a future course of action.
This aspect can mean some tension with one of your parents, although it is not likely to be serious or destructive. In fact it may play a very positive role later on by forcing you to confront certain issues that you would otherwise have ignored.
(Her father died when she was only 11 years old. Her childhood ended then.)
Agatha Christie’s birth time was already on my Kepler 7.0 program as 4:00 am. I’m not entirely sure that’s correct. It puts her Saturn (father) in the 1st House, when it more likely should have been in the final degrees of the 5th House. But for our purposes, we will ignore this fact.
Christie’s natal positions of Neptune and Pluto (conjunct in Gemini) are both in opposition to the ‘event’ Sun (in Sagittarius). Therefore, the Sun is triggering her murder (Pluto) mystery (Neptune) energies. Initially, I believe she wanted to kill herself, so that blame would fall on her husband (and if not blame, then guilt). But self-preservation being what it is in all of us, she changed her mind, crashing into a tree, rather than driving over a bluff (calling her ‘bluff’, for sure). The water therapy in Harrogate would have washed the whole episode away. She faked her memory loss. She could then get on with the rest of her life as if nothing happened.
There: mystery solved!