Astrological History Crush: Wallis Simpson

Gerald Leslie Brockhurst

“Sport hunting is a crime.  My sympathies are with the fox.”

Wallis Simpson.

My god, no wonder the British establishment did not like Wallis Simpson. She not only took off with the King of the day – who had to abdicate in 1936 so that he could marry this twice divorced lady, she was against fox hunting.

The hatred against Ms Simpson was immense; she was called “that woman”, a Nazi, a spy, a man, a nymphomaniac, a gold digger, a monarchy wrecking (a step above mere home wrecking) monster.  She had baggage, a childhood marked by poverty and a first marriage to a brutal alcoholic. If she wanted riches and to be doted upon, who could blame her?

Even before hooking up with King Edward, she was loathed by many for her compulsive dieting, apparently raspy voice and money obsession. An early adopter of “drunkorexia” – where you swap dinner for a few drinks – she probably did quip “You can never be too rich or too thin.”  She loved scented lilies and L’Heure Bleu but she hated heights and flying.

She was a Gemini and no ordinary Gemini – she was a multiple conjunct Gemini, with Pluto, Retro Mercury, Venus, Neptune and the Sun all in that most Mercurial of Air signs. Her Venus-Neptune conjunct the Fixed Woman Warrior star Bellatrix – fittingly, for as the most loathed woman of her era, she had to fight all the time. Her weapons? Jewels, out-dressing everyone, love (hopefully) and the steely sangfroid of her Aquarius Rising.

Add her Libra Moon into this and you see that her Astral Signature was Air. She had NO EARTH.  She did not give a flying fuq about the protocol and tradition of the royal family.  She was named “Woman of the Year” by Time magazine in 1936, the first time the “man of the year” was a woman. It was purely for her notoriety but still, imagine what she could have pulled off if born into different times?

Her Mars was conjunct the Lady Mars – Lilith – in Aries and the 2nd house/the $$$ sector. Of course she wanted money. Of course she identified with the Fox.

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Chloe
Chloe

This is so god damn on point Mystic. Great analysis and fascinating to read. Seriously can’t doubt planetary affects upon us all. Such confirnation here.
I fkn hate muggles.

Jokerman
Jokerman

I mkn fate huggles

Kellie
Kellie

Love the post and love everyone comments!!

Houdini
Houdini

Animal-loving misanthropes are a cliche…. And did she really love Edward that much? Not sure. As fascinating as she might be, she also comes across to me as sour and emotionally knarly. Not seductive at all… And Edward was just too meek to earn anyone’s respect…

Houdini
Houdini

*gnarly

Lili
Lili

http://www.astrotheme.com/astrology/Zelda_Fitzgerald

Zelda also has strong Gem signature- with Mercury Rising and Gem Mars stellium.

Pardon my Gem Mars getting off track-

Lili
Lili

http://www.astrotheme.com/astrology/Edward_VIII_of_the_United_Kingdom

Edward and Wallis have huge Gem overlap- no wonder they were mates.

Lili
Lili

He has Mercury on his Desc and was Aqua rising- a trend setter. His Uranus in Scorp also rebels. He had Grand Trine in Water to her potent Air-

skarab
skarab

he would be 122 years old today… trivia but apt.

And another historical thang happening today – which could change Britain’s standing – is the Brexit referendum. Happening as we speak!
It all seems subliminally related.

I read somewhere that 23 as a date or chart degree in British history, has v often been a game changer or important marker.

skarab
skarab

It’s an issue of “sovereignty” .. again.

Lili
Lili

And we have our House of Reps doing a sit infor gun reform. Post Solstice magic!

skarab
skarab

I really enjoyed this astro analysis. Also, her 8th House Libra Moon is in tight conjunct with her Chiron by a 1º orb – both trining all those Gem planets. No wonder she attracted other people’s wealth & power & induced sexual dependency attractions so easily. She’s an Air-witch. What a chart, though! Vast number of trines.

Love these Astro History Crush blogs, Mystic.

Lili
Lili

Bellatrix. Not an easy lodestar-

Starlush
Starlush

Geminis–you either love them or hate them! I am of their particular fascination and adoration which is mutual. This lady sounds quite the catch or should I say she catches you.

Jupiter
Jupiter

Hard to seperate politics from fashion… Didn’t Chanel have to close all her shops in New York after people refused to buy, or was it Paris?

scorpiodawn
scorpiodawn

not sure why she would identify with the fox?

Jupiter
Jupiter

Maybe the whole hunt idea was repulsive, was a vegetarian!
If she just had a Gin for tea and ate like a bird, perhaps

Jupiter
Jupiter

Am going to do some research one day, i imagine after reading this, she didn’t give a damn about anyone/thing, except animals x

scorpiodawn
scorpiodawn

yes-i just thought mystic was saying there was s’thing in the astro to indicate sympathies with a fox-in that little bit of astro at the end-but maybe not- mars conjunct lillith sounds the exact opposite of a victimised/hunted animal?? x

scorpiodawn
scorpiodawn

i had a crush on her at one point…think its the courtesan aspect, the fact that she had power over a man who could have been king.
they were both stupid nazi sympathisers tho…maybe him more so.
yes she was elegant…think she was practically emotionally blackmailed into
to marrying in the end…im sure he was threatening to kill himself if she didnt marry him…he was a weak man

fishgirl
fishgirl

This is so funny that you’ve posted about her – I just discovered her fascinating life after watching the (terribly made – by Madonna!) film W.E. I frantically googled her birth data and wasn’t surprised by the Gemini vibe, but Mystic did you read the quotes by her that having to actually LIVE with the King (who renounced the throne for her) – you know, in a domestic, day-to-day way, killed the love? I thought that was so Gemini. She wasn’t into keeping house. Even though it’s terrible, the costumes are great, and there’s a ridiculous scene where she and… Read more »

fishgirl
fishgirl

sorry not King – whatever he was, in line to the throne, at the time.

Jokerman
Jokerman

The Germans and English are blood cousins. King George l & ll only spoke German; the lll spoke English as well. For a while the the Kingdom was of England and Hanover. (Schmidt = Smith, rot = red, blau = blue, drei = three, freund = friend, etc). The basis of our language is German. As evidenced by JFK, MLK, Neil Armstrong, Churchill, Ben Chifley, Menzies & Keating all giving famous cut-thru speeches based on Anglicised Germanic (not Latin/French) words. In Oz, 2 pollies lost ppl bcos they spoke into many Anglicised French words; Beazley and Rudd.The USA is the… Read more »

Jokerman
Jokerman

Into = in too

sphinx
sphinx

Fascinating analysis! Since there are so many Gemini sociopaths (the inverse ‘social butterfly’ effect?) it would be more surprising if she were a sweet, friendly hunter of Royals. Really enjoyed this breakdown of her chart.

8th house
8th house

#1 Gemini sociopath = Trump!

virgo rising
virgo rising

I think if she was around today she would be one of the candidates for a sex change…she was incredibly androgenous and I think that is what made her so individualistic and so unconcerned for public opinion…I think she always felt an outsider and so became blatantly so…flying in the face of convention and the status quo…Wealth gave her credibility and the means by which she could not be ignored…Edward notwithstanding…a weakling who was more the “woman” in that relationship…while she wore the pants…

Triple Air Gem
Triple Air Gem

She and I share a birthday and I have a very similar astro signature to hers. Grand trine air: gen sun, libra moon, aqua rising. Not as many planets in the gemini stellium as she had though and nothing is the second lol. And while I empathise with the fox I also am horrified by what the Nazis did. I’m not sure anyone’s character can be deduced from one quip, particularly someone who was maligned as she was. After all, Jefferson and the founding fathers owned slaves and no one seems to give a shit about that… I found her… Read more »

Lili
Lili
Triple Air Gem
Triple Air Gem

Yes, Kell, that’s the book… One can read a PDF of the whole thing online…

bea
bea

apparently the rumor is she had learned the fine art of giving a bj during her travels — scandalous in those missionary only lie back and think of england days — and it one of the things that kept edward in thrall to her.

davidl
davidl

A kingdom for a blowjob. She must have been extremely skilled.
That’s like the story line of an Italian soft porn fairy tale,

Pegasus
Pegasus

She supposedly learned her skills in a Chinese bordello.
In Chinese sexology there is a ‘million dollar spot’ that delays
ejaculation, called that because it cost that much to learn how.

Jokerman
Jokerman

I coulda shown you for $50k

Jokerman
Jokerman

Kingdom come?

Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

I adore posts like this! So interesting!

Astro is like the cosmic glue of the cosmos…

cosmic fleece
cosmic fleece

Madonna produced a movie about her in 2011. I enjoyed it. I was like David, upset to learn they had ze Germans back during the start of WWII…ANd I know it’s not something.
I did love this movie though.

cosmic fleece
cosmic fleece

…sentence continued – (Apologies) I know it’s not something ** that can brushed over.

davidl
davidl

Yes, Jews and blacks were fine to be murdered but awww, those cute little foxes.. Stupid bitch

cosmic fleece
cosmic fleece

Geez, I wonder if that comment was to do with Jewish people being forced to wear a fox tail on their back ? Or maybe that was a different era.

Lili
Lili

In the Wiki reference she refers in a letter to native Bahamians with a slur- which many upper crust Brits did. Does not varnish her rep.

embarkons7
embarkons7

Yes to Astro History Crush as running feature — in general the posts on interesting past artists and adventurers are some of my favorites here. I’m very air + fire but have some earth: Cap rising and Neptune in Cap. Even though the element sometimes feels stifling to my aqua self I’ve found myself trying to tune in and cultivate it as I’ve dealt with more Saturn / Pluto stuff. You need to be able to quench your flame to let it burn bright and steady, a daoist monk once told me, and I think of digging into earth and… Read more »

LeoEscapeArtist
LeoEscapeArtist

cool…in sync…during gemini season, i went through a pile of paperbacks and pulled The Woman He Loved for summer reading…it’s truly cosmic the way i start vibing on somebody, check out the astro deets and damn, my research person is the sun sign of the moment…that’s rad 🙂

davidl
davidl

I’m not sure there is anything nice to say about either of them. Both of them held from all reports quite fascist and racist views and were very supportive of Hitler and his new world order. I don’t like either of them.

Lili
Lili

Ditto. The superficial side of Gem- ugh.

Lili
Lili

My distaste for her is rooted in her later life which was sad, drunken and rage filled. She was notorious for mistreating servants and temper tantrums over wrinkled sheets etc. he was definitely a LZ.

She climbed to heights with sheer force of personality and charisma, brilliance. And was judged for being powerful, not acquiescent.

My mother (another Gem-Mercury -Pluto Sun) admired her jewelry, many copies were made of the gorgeous broaches she was known for. Reminds me of Crow Medicine- loving glittery shiny objects.

Lili
Lili
LiberatingVenus
LiberatingVenus

Depending upon how accurate that TOB is (and it’s likely not as DD rated in the Rodden databank), it’s possible she could have Moon conjunct Algorab in Corvus, the Crow – you could be onto something there. I haven’t done enough research on her to formulate an opinion either way, but will cop to having somewhat of a girlcrush on her chart, LOL – she would be a stimulating conversationalist at the very least! I’m sure she had quite the bossy streak as well with the Aries Mars opposite her Moon…don’t let her fool you – I have a feeling… Read more »

Lili
Lili

LV, I too was quite enthralled as a younger person. They were the OG “it” couple, and she graced Vogue, Time etc. My father was decidedly not a fan, but my mother was a student of celebrity women survivors.

Electro
Electro

Really? Ugh. Thanks for shedding light on that.

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

Same: No Earth!

My Jupiter is conjunct Lady Jupiter, Juno, in Pisces & square Neptune-True Node in Sagittarius.

Simpson was… polarizing. Yes, sometimes they see us flowin & they hatin.

Electro
Electro

Easy litmus test to your person: I tell you that I have coyotes and beavers in the preserve behind my house and have been close enough to see them. Pass: you are excited and think it’s cool. Fail: you think it’s an abomination that they live so close to my house and I should kill them.

Signed, another Mars conjunct Lilith (mine’s in Gemini) babe who does not want your bullshit.

Pi
Pi

How is it bad that these animals live close by?? Do those same people know that they have billions of bacteria living on their skin? You can’t escape nature.

Kelly
Kelly

An immensely elegant woman. Much denigrated. Watch a doco on her some time. She was forced ultimately into marrying Edward when she didn’t particularly want to particularly as she didn’t want him to abdicate the Throne. She was happier being a powerful and free concubine. A sad life. He was obsessed with her. After her first marriage she didn’t want to marry any man.

Annica
Annica

I love her already! The fox alwys has my sympathy! Why hunt and kill something you can’t eat? So barbaric!

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