Battle of Hastings (October 14, 1066)
We tend to forget our history. That seems to be a modern failing. But, in spite of this, astrology works.
The Battle (at Battle, as the field became known) started at dawn of the day according to Britannica.com. That configuration in the centre of the event chart shows an almost complete five-pointed star. There are two interconnected Yods and one singular inconjunct.
Sun Inconjunct Neptune
If you develop a bad self-image because of negative influences, you will assert yourself in unhealthy ways. Instead of standing up for your own rights, you will give in to another’s will, but in such a way as to make that person feel guilty. Often you will refuse to tell someone what you really want, thereby allowing him or her to hurt you without meaning to. You may begin to see yourself as a helpless victim of circumstances.
Moon Inconjunct Uranus
With this aspect you must learn to control sudden outbursts of emotion that occur at difficult times when you least expect it. A particular incident when you were very young may have given you the feeling that you can’t count on anything or anyone for support. Later in life, you may try very hard to get away from anything that reminds you of your earliest childhood, even if your childhood has not been difficult. You just feel that you have to get away and go somewhere else.
Uranus Inconjunct Neptune
This aspect indicates a generation that had mixed feelings about its ideals and how to implement them. They often felt very confused about their ideals, and when they found that their ideals failed because they were badly formulated, this group became disillusioned. States of consciousness beyond the ordinary are very confusing to them, and they prefer not to get involved with such matters.
Neptune Inconjunct Ascendant
This aspect can be a sign that you feel you must give way to others in order to get along with them. This can take two forms, both of which will be difficult to handle while you are young. The less positive form is simply yielding to all outside pressure and always giving in to others’ desires. This will produce unconscious feelings of resentment that you can’t express, but that make your relationships with others rather difficult.
But the other, more positive, way of dealing with this energy is by giving freely before others try to take it from you.
(These aspects may be totally about the English population at the time.)
Pluto Inconjunct Midheaven
You may have trouble with older people who try to teach you how to effectively take control of your life. To a great extent, your path in life will be shaped by your early confrontations with authority figures. Your parents and teachers should be very straightforward with you, because if you feel that people are not being honest with you, you will not be honest with them. You are quite capable of acting behind peoples’ backs if you consider it necessary or if you feel that you never get your own way.
(This aspect seems to relate to William the Conqueror.)
I visited this field when I was living in England. It is soaked with the blood of the English and Normans alike. I didn’t get any psychic feelings, but I suspect that other more sensitive souls would have. Britain turned on a five pence piece that day. And look where we are now.