In July 1937, Amelia Earhart disappeared at the height of her fame and the fate of the intrepid Leo pilot is still uncertain. While there are multiple theories surrounding the mystery, just one features astrology and the I-Ching.
In a sub-theory to the “Captured by the then enemy Japanese forces” hypothesis, film-makers claim that inscriptions found on the walls and door of Saipan prison were done by Amelia herself. The image is only available in tiny format and it’s a theory but F.Y.I.
“These mysterious initials were found in a prison cell on the walls of the Japanese Jail, Garapan, Saipan, and were given to Tom Devine by William Grandt of Chicago who claims to have the original photo. The letters are not Japanese. Gradt said the photo was taken in 1944, and that he received it from Jose Deloen Aspiros, now deceased, when he visited Saipan in the late 1970s. The handwriting on the wall was first photographed in 1944 and was not translated until a woman from Colorado gave an interpretation of its mystic message. The initials “AE” are boldly clear.
The arrow was interpreted as being one of the signs of the planet Mars. The “4” represents the planet Jupiter. The six horizontal lines are the six lines of “I Ching” from the ancient Chinese Book of Oracles. Within the six lines of I-Ching is the date “72” or July 2nd the date Earhart disappeared. Whoever put this inscription on the wall of the Japanese Jail at Garapan knew their astrology and knew their astrological chart.
In this inscription, Amelia is praying for action from the planet Mars and good fortune from Jupiter. She is a “seven” as there are seven letters in the Earhart name. The number “seven” has double lines for emphasis. The six unbroken lines represent the strongest of the Hexagrams of I-Ching. She is crying out for Mars and Jupiter to come for her in the hour of need. Mars and Jupiter appear as conjunct on July 24, 1897, the date Amelia Earhart was born.”
She was a natal Mars-Jupiter woman and there was a Mars Jupiter conjunction on October 30 1937, months after she disappeared. As a pilot used to flying by night she would have been familiar with these planets; they’re very bright.
But familiar enough with astrology to do the Mars-Jupiter glyphs? And most pilots use the navigational stars, not planets – stars have a fixed position, while planets move – the word planet means wanderer.
If it is the I-Ching hexagram then she has given it a ‘broken’ number 3 which would thus read: “Creative power that becomes known – but dangers lurk in the rise to fame.”
Her Leo Sun was conjunct the South Node – a position that suggests a distinct destiny and deep charisma. Her glamor, guts and outsized persona captivated the world at the time. It’s hard to believe that her capture, if it occurred, could have been kept secret or that she would not have been used in a bargaining situation.
Camille Paglia wrote of her;
“Amelia Earhart symbolizes modern woman’s invasion of the male world of daring adventure. As an aviator, she broke barriers and made the machine age her own. As a recreational athlete and automobile driver, she embodied fitness, energy and breezy mobility…Her ability to open her mysterious poetic inner self to the camera lens was as advanced as any movie stars…”
Her Mars-Jupiter conjunction was in Virgo, squaring her Gemini stellium: the Moon, Venus, Neptune and Pluto. Earhart was a kinetic, restless soul and the theories that she staged her own disappearance fit her mercurial mutability. She could also have been over her marriage, as you can see from her pre-nup.
Yet on the day she disappeared – July 2 1937 – she had Neptune squaring Venus, her chart ruler and Uranus square her Mercury in Leo: to go purely on this astrology, you would suspect a delusion or betrayal combined with a communication/navigation error. She may not have gone down where they thought and her disappearance could have involved sabotage from a rival – Saturn was in her 12th at the time and one of the oldest definitions of this transit is that it reveals secret enemies.