Gustave Eiffel (December 15, 1832 – December 27, 1923)
In terms of middle-of-the-night inspirations, this one was the strangest. As I was in the midst of a dream about something else, my mind was being told that Satan’s birth happened in the 17th century, and that I could raise his birth chart by looking at the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. Long story short, I understood the connection of both these monuments to Gustave Eiffel, even in my sleep.
It must have been an attention-getter to have my dream consciousness suggest that Eiffel was the devil. So I knew I needed to have accurate birth details (which, surprisingly, my Kepler 7.0 program did).
Okay. I think this must have been a pun of some sort (Eiffel = evil), because I see nothing malevolent in his chart. There are three inconjuncts, so I’ll concentrate on them.
Sun Inconjunct Mars
You have a rather strong will, which may be difficult to control. ThisYis because your way of doing something tends to interfere with what you want to gain by doing it. Tour actions in some situations may surprise people by contradicting what they have learned about you as a person. Inside of yourself, you may even begin to feel that you can’t approve of the way you act, or you may feel that you can’t deal comfortably with the results of your actions. In other words, you get yourself in real jams.
Mercury Inconjunct Ascendant
You are likely to have some problems, but not serious ones, in communicating with others. The problem is that people’s first impressions of you may not fit in with what you say or your manner of thinking and speaking. People tend to hear what they expect to hear, and they may not listen to you as carefully as they should. So you will have to be as clear as possible and insist that others listen to what you are really saying. If others do not understand you, it is up to you to set them straight.
Saturn Inconjunct Midheaven
This aspect indicates that you very much need a positive relationship with your parents, especially your father. You should not be disciplined sternly unless you are given lots of love at the same time. Otherwise, giving and receiving love from others will be a real problem for the rest of your life. Unless you are truly supported by your family and friends, you will begin to feel lonely and isolated from others and inferior to them. Also you are likely to have very serious difficulties with authority figures, because you are afraid of how they will treat you, not expecting that anyone will ever give you the loving guidance you need. You will see all authorities only as potential threats to your freedom and as sources of pain and trouble.
(I’m also mindful of the fact that Eiffel built a career in constructing steel frames…)
Statue of Liberty (October 28, 1886)
Eiffel built the steel frame of this statue, which was given to the American people by the French as a symbol of their enduring friendship. It was also seen as a statement of continued freedom for both.
The inconjunct link-ups between the Sun and Pluto, and Venus and Neptune encapsulates the message.
The Eiffel Tower (March 31, 1889)
The Eiffel Tower is all his. Looking like a giant erection, it must have scandalized the people of Paris.
The Yod, connecting Mercury and Venus with Uranus at the apex, demonstrates this image in the chart, but inverted. I’ve stood at the foot of this monstrosity, and I could only wonder at its fearful symmetry.
If you understand how a man and his destiny are connected, the next image should be of interest to you.
Eiffel’s Part of Fortune @ 28° Taurus is conjunct Liberty’s Neptune @ 27° Taurus and the Tower’s Neptune @ 0° Gemini. They are all situated in Eiffel’s 10th house of Career. Couldn’t be better stated.