#10 Envisioning Europe, Swiss leader Gustave Ador

Gustave Ador data is incorrect in the Jones 1000 — his birthday is reckoned to be November 23, 1895 in Geneva, canton of Geneva, Switzerland, but it is really a month later, December 23, 1845. Jones states that was born at 1 am we are going with an ascendant of Taurus 02 and 1 pm.

Gustave Ador at 1pm on December 23 1845. The HS is “a ship’s compass” with the keyword Orientation highlighting his ability to see the long term benefits of government for all people.

His grandfather emigrated to Geneva from Vaud, an agricultural canton, many years earlier but received his Genevan citizenship in 1814.

Vaud, Switzerland

Ador left local political scene on June 26 1917 and entered the Swiss federal government but his real contribution to European politics was in February 1920 when in he called for legitimatizing the status of the million Tsarist refugees into Switzerland and indeed all of Europe. He urged the Council to appoint a commissioner to handle the issue as the League was the ‘only supernational political authority capable of solving a problem which is beyond the power of purely humanitarian organisations’.

This ‘a humanitarian duty’ he continued was an ‘obligation of international justice, ’ in the same manner prisoners-of-war were managed during the First World War. (League of Nations, Official Journal, March-April 1921, p. 227) The Council listened and created a high commissioner for refugees, Norwegian Fridtjof Nansen, the North Atlantic explorer turned statesmen, who created the Nansen passport system to allow the movement of refugees throughout Europe. The Soviet government did not recognize the League of Nations but negotiated with Nansen personally, and in September 1922 he reported to the third assembly of the League that his task was completed and 427,886 prisoners of war were repatriated. Ador’s vision was complete.

Charting Ador

President Ador is a lipped bowl scooping up his various resources with Jupiter in Taurus at 01 and then distilling them through the lens of transformative Pluto before coming up with a unique method for government to address the issue. With Neptune at 23.49 in the 11th house he was a natural humanitarian and conjunct his PoF at 20.19 he had great faith in his fellow man.

He has no water in his chart, and his Mental chemistry is typical, thus it was not through logic that he made his great speech to the League of National Executive Council but through his Taurean Venus on the 11th house cusp — his concern for the welfare of people.

Ador’s north node is Scorpio (creative rebirth) in the 8th house crystallizing how he overcame his provincial background and rose to a world leader . Dr. Korparkar writes that this person is someone whose ” previous incarnation was a routine who resisted change” but from the force of events like a phoenix reborn sees what other’s miss and becomes their champion.

He died on March 31, 1928 in his hometown of Geneva, our header image, on his Uranus return.

Flying with the Eagles – Nick Foles

Our header image is of Nick and his wife Tori (Moore) Foles.  They are a tall couple:  he is 6’6″ and she is 5’10”.  They have a daughter, Lily James Foles, born June 2017.

                               Composite Nick and Tom

This first chart is Foles and Brady composite chart, that connects the midpoint of two people to get a better understanding of how they interrelate.  In a composite chart there is core identity that signifies its “purpose” (the Sun at 08 Taurus) and  emotional responses and needs (the Moon at 27 Scorpio) which are here found in an oppositional pair making Tom and Nick very aware of each other’s moves and motives.

Their mode of communication (Mercury 25 Taurus which is Nick’s Ascendant) works with their ideals (Venus 26 Taurus), that is in this venue is that both of them want to capture the Superbowl.   How they will express that is via Mars (17 Taurus).

Both are offensive players which by nature is about expanding (Jupiter at 10 Sagittarius) territory & both play against the other teams defence (Saturn at 01 Scorpio).  The key then is to look at this chart and Brady’s and Foles’ chart to see who handles that better.  I cannot give a reading on that as I am biased.

foles and brady composite

                                                   Just Nick

This second is Nick Foles rectified chart for an Ascendant of 25 Taurus that has the symbol of a “vast public park” and the keyword of “collective enjoyment”.  In this degree, the individual finds himself part of the joy of belonging to a peaceful whole greater than himself, rather nice imagery for a ballplayer.

He  has a Fixed Cosmic Cross from the First to the Seventh and the point focus is to his Tenth House where the organizing force of Capricorn marshalls his midheaven.  But that is not part of the cosmic cross, that spot goes to Mercury in Aquarius  in the same tenth house but different sign, & since it is close his Sun, makes his mental chemistry willfully united upon the same goal.  That works well for him, as the fixed signs are the ones that order the cardinal group, reaching out ahead of them and probing for possibilities and with Mercury being the leader here, Foles has a strong tendency towards organizing patterns into a greater whole,  even to the extent if they are abstract or remote possibilities.

His Moon at Cancer 07 does not make a Grand Cross because it is out of quadrature but does awaken his “magical imagination” as part of his receptive intelligence.

nicholas foles


                     GO EAGLES


#572 Prince Leopold of England, hemophiliac

Prince Leopold was the eighth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and the youngest of their sons.  He was born April 7, 1853, and delivered with the aid of chloroform, administered by the Royal accoucheur, Dr. John Snow.  He was the first of the Queen’s children to be born with her under it;  Beatrice who followed four years later and was the last of the line, also received it as the Queen was trying to popularize the drug.

; Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany; Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, Duchess of Argyll by W. & D. Downey
by W. & D. Downey, albumen print, 1868

The safe arrival of Prince Leopold didn’t silence opposition to obstetric anesthesia altogether, but the Queen’s heartily expressed enthusiasm for pain-free childbirth helped make chloroform use respectable.

Albert wrote that “Leo was jolly and fat” and “no beauty, ” and that set the tone of how the Royal parents treated him — he was left to the care of nannies until his father died on December 14, 1861, at which point the Queen became very taken with her last boy as solace.  She wrote that he was “abnormally pale” but tall and it was after she became close to him that she started to notice he “hemorrhaged” easily.  By the time he was a teenager, the family realized the problem.  He was the first of the British Royal family to have the problem.

The comparison of his chart to his second cousin, the Tsarevich, is an interesting one.

Leopold, the Duke of Albany, is Bowl with a lip that is formed by the Line of Personality –Saturn in the Ninth House at 16.57 in a week inconjunct aspect to Jupiter in the Fourth at 24.27 giving an interesting emphasis to Jupiter at its throne in Sagittarius.  Jupiter rules the bloody as the thought is that an excess of it gives enthusiasm, here in the Fourth House of maternal inheritance, it would agree particularly as Saturn is in the natural house of Sagittarius and lending an almost fatalistic hand to the Duke. As Aries rules the head and governs the Red Ray of Blood, it hints that he would die from a fall to his head & probably die from bleeding profusely from an inherited familial disease especially as Mars is also found in the house of its Lord.

The Duke also has a prominent stellium in the Eighth house of Legacies and Death with his Sun and Mars the Lord of Aries on its Throne there as well.  As Aries rules the head, it does hint that injuries to the head could be fatal to the Duke particularly if while he was travelling (the Sagittarian connection).

Like his cousin the Tsarevich he has a few septiles in his chart.  The first one shows up between Pluto at 0.56 Taurus and his North Node at  21.42 Gemini in the Tenth.  The others are the larger bi-septile aspect both types that according to Emma Belle Donath¹ suggest a “personal sacrifice”.  One at Mercury at Taurus 08 in the Eighth House to Jupiter in the Fourth at Sagittarius 25 and then from Jupiter again to Venus at Aries 09 Aries in the Seventh.  Mercury has a Virgintile to Venus that has no ominous overtones at all but instead suggests like his older brother Edward, was quite the ladies man.



leopold birth
The Duke’s chart via Kepler Software


When he died, February 21, 1884 at 3:30 according to his mother’s diary, the Duke of Albany had one Septile active, this time from Jupiter and the Galactic Center to his MidHeaven at 18.25 Cancer, a Hyperion Symbol of “Guitars and Mandolins” embracing the duality that is  life and the North Node having moved from the Tenth House of aspirations to that of the Ninth and long journeys.


leopold progressed
The Duke’s Progressed Chart to approximate time of Death



His son, Charles Edward Leopold, his Royal Highness Prince Leopold Charles Edward, inherited his title and became the second Duke of Albany, Earl of Clarence and Baron Arklow.  The Duke, called Charlie, was born at Claremont House, near Esher Surrey, on July 19, 1884. He was the first cousin of King George V (Edward and Leopold were brothers) as well as Kaiser Wilhelm II.  He was forced by Grandmother Victoria to take over the House of Coburg-Saxe and Gotha, despite his many protestations at age fifteen.

Charlie married the niece of Empress August of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenberg, Victoria Adelheid (Adelaide) and had five children including a daughter who married into the Swedish Royal Family and brought hemophilia to that Royal family.  He and his family remained loyal to the Kaiser during World War I while his sister who was married to the British Queen Mary’s brother, the Duke of Teck stayed on the British-Allied side of the Great War.

The Second Duke and his family remained loyal to the Kaiser during World War I while his sister who was married to the British Queen Mary’s brother, the Duke of Teck, stayed on the British-Allied side of the Great War.  It, of course, made lots of headlines.

  1. Minor Aspects between natal Planets, Donath, Emma Bella.  c. 1981, American Federation of Astrologers.  Tempe, AZ.
  2. Queen Victoria’s Gene Haemophilia and the Royal Family, Potts,  D.M, c. 1999, Sutton Publishing.  London, UK.