Mystery: Who Shot H.L.?

H.L. Hunt Jr (February 17, 1889 – November 29, 1974)


It’s meant as a joke, my post title. This man is supposedly the model for J.R. Ewing on Dallas.

He even looks a bit like Larry Hagman, doesn’t he?

This chart is built on a speculative time of birth, 12:26:40 AM CST. The Scorpio Rising with Neptune and Pluto conjunct in the 7th House is significant for Hunt’s uncanny ability to make money at whatever he put his hand to. There are three inconjuncts, two of which involve Neptune/Pluto and Jupiter in the 2nd House. The third connects the Moon and Venus. Hmm.

Moon Inconjunct Venus

You need to be loved, even more than most people, particularly by your mother or another woman who takes the place of your mother. This need for love will be the force behind many of your actions. If you don’t find the love you are looking for, you will develop an insecure hunger for love from everyone you meet. However, you may express this in very strange ways, such as a desire for food, especially sweets, which unconsciously represent love to you.

There is also the danger that if you spend so much time and effort trying to get what you need, you will not be able to give love to others. Thus this aspect can mean that you indulge yourself and expect others to do everything for you. Of course, if people think that you are looking at things this way, they will not be inclined to help you. That will drive you to seek love even more and make the pattern even stronger.

While still married to Lyda, H. L. Hunt is said to have married Frania Tye of Tampa, Florida, in November 1925 by using the name Franklin Hunt. Frania claimed to have discovered the bigamous nature of her marriage in 1934, and in a legal settlement in 1941, Hunt created trust funds for each of their four children, and she signed a document stipulating that no legal marriage between them had ever existed.


Jupiter Inconjunct Neptune

You are an idealist with very vivid dreams about how you want your life to be, and at certain times in your life you will follow those dreams with all your energy. But sometimes these idealistic dreams will let you down, because you are not concerned enough with what is real and possible.

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.

Jupiter Inconjunct Pluto

You have a great deal of creative power, and the major challenge of your life will be learning how to handle it. First of all, you must realize that you will get the most out of life if you direct your energies toward helping the people around you and those you love. You will want to change many conditions in the world, which is fine as long as your reasons are not purely selfish ones.

You may have a natural talent for dominating others, but don’t fall in love with this talent and be motivated by it. You can be effective at influencing people only if you use your power to help others and yourself achieve desirable goals together. You must be an agent for betterment at all times, and even so you must listen to others’ ideas about betterment to be sure that you aren’t just seeking power in a more roundabout manner.

Even at best you will get a certain amount of resistance from others, because they will feel your energy and be afraid of your motives. Unless you show them that your motives are good and that you can be reasoned with, you will run into opponents who are more powerful than you, who will stop you and make your efforts futile.

(This really does sound like J.R., doesn’t it?)

Hunt’s Death was Four Years Before Dallas

I set the clock for 12:00 noon on the day of Hunt’s death. There are two inconjuncts: the one between Jupiter and Pluto means that he really didn’t learn his life lesson about power and manipulation. The ‘new’ one is between Saturn and the Ascendant, which implies that is might not actually exist.

It is only when you compare the two charts together that an interesting dynamic appears.

That’s quite the stellium of Sagittarius energies in his natal 1st House. And the ‘fatal’ Mars transiting his natal Ascendant is why I wrote the jokey title of this piece. His natal North Node is conjunct his ‘fatal’ Saturn, And the ‘fatal’ South Node conjunct the Moon in Gemini is transiting his natal Part of Fortune @ 10°. I can only presume that his next life will be more difficult.

A scandal emerged in 1975, after his death, when it was discovered that he had a hidden bigamous relationship, with his second wife living in New York.


Despite this unassuming demeanor, Hunt was often overheard introducing himself to strangers by proclaiming: “Hello, I am H. L. Hunt, the world’s richest man….”

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 (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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1 Response to Mystery: Who Shot H.L.?

  1. cdsmiller17 says:

    For fun, I compared Hunt’s birth chart with Hagman’s: they have a lot of connections…


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