HPB'S HONESTY -- AND HER CHART
Mar 13, 2006 10:07 AM
by carlosaveline cardoso aveline
Bad News for HPB’s Slanderers?
HELENA BLAVATSKY’S ASTROLOGICAL
CHART, AS A PICTURE OF HER CHARACTER
Carlos Cardoso Aveline
It might be interesting to look at a few central data from H.P. Blavatsky’s
astrological chart, and thus evaluate the libels according to which she was
a “charlatan” -- to use Paul Johnson’s word (1).
First of all, one should consider that people are in general but the slaves
of their best, or strongest, qualities.
The Sun in Leo ( 18 degrees, 05 minutes in HPB’s chart ) makes a person
too strong in confrontation, in truthfulness, in Light and in
self-confidence to indulge in, or accept, dishonesty and fraud. People
with Sun in Leo are, literally, sunny persons. (2)
The Ascendant in Cancer ( 11 degrees 56 minutes in HPB’s chart ) makes a
person too strong in emotions to fake situations. The feelings will change
(like the Moon); but sincerity, sensibility and a certain vulnerability
will be there all the time, even if under a protective armour, or shell.
The Ascendant in Cancer also makes a person deeply devoted to his or her
family. HPB’s true family was mankind, nay, all life. And her closest
relatives in such an universal family were some Adepts -- and her own
The Moon in Libra ( 09 degrees, 41 minutes in HPB’s chart) opens the
person’s emotions to the others. There is transparency and a need to share
with other people everything that is dear to one. There is an openess that
leads the compassionate Ascendant in Cancer to love and to try to protect
all beings and each of them. Such a Leo/Cancer/Libra person is too
valiant and too sensitive at the same time, which provokes a strongly
challenging, but splendid alchemical process. HPB’s life shows that.
HPB’s chart has no planet in Gemini -- a zodiacal sign often associated --
in its lower aspects -- with ambiguity and disguised action. More: her
twelfth house, a house of suffering and loss, begins in Gemini, which means
that she may suffer in the hands of astutely dishonest persons (her
libelers). And her chart has no planet in Scorpio, either.
Mercury in Virgo in HPB’s chart gave her an objective mind. Her mind kept
its “feet on earth”. It had a critical view of things and saw details with
great precision. A Virginian mind (Mercury in Virgo) is not false. It is
truthful. It wants perfection in all things and hence it is often too
What about the rumours that she was a fraud? Is there an astrological
explanation for that? Let’s take a look at it, in three points.
Persons with Cancer ascendant have the tendency to suffer from time to
time because of their public image. In some cyclic occasions, they have to
“change their shells”, getting rather defenseless in the process.
The Moon in Libra made HPB too vulnerable to other people (while giving her
a great sense of beauty, equilibrium, justice and harmony).
H.P.B. had the beginning of her 10th House, the house of public image, at 13
degrees of Piscis. Hence her public image, in its higher aspect, is that of
a dreamer, a deep philosopher, a mystic who lives and teaches the dream and
the transcendental reality of Universal Brotherhood, Compassion Eternal,
Unity in Diversity and Kosmic Love. But in its lower aspect her IMAGE is
that of a trickster, a too mysterious woman, a false person. Piscis has no
strong outer personal identity because it’s not attached to the world of
forms. It is the Ocean. It is the mystery. And so H.P.B.’s public image
is that of “a Sphynx”, in spite of the fact that, with Sun in Leo, in
reality she did have a most intense and strong sense of identity and knew
VERY WELL who she was. Public image is of no substance, per se, and HPB
made a lifelong effort to show the difference between outer apearances and
The combination of the factors listed above shows a life of courageous
self-sacrifice for humanity, with an objective mind, and a person who seeks
refuge in the truth but is hurt by lies, falsehoods and cowardly actions.
I hope the above data may help explain both HPB’s sincerity and her
suffering. A suffering which occurred in her personality (Ascendant and
Moon), and which was largely provoked by disloyalty.
Best regards, Carlos Cardoso Aveline
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(1) See, for instance, Paul Johnsons’ pamphlet “Madame Blavatsky - The
‘Veiled Years’ ”, Theosophical History Centre, London, 1987, p. 07. On
page 03 Johnson mentions his belief that there were “fraudulent aspects” in
HPB’s life and work.
(2) H.P.B.’s natal chart was published by Boris de Zirkoff in “The Collected
Writings of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky”, TPH, India-USA, third edition, 1988,
Volume I, page LXXIV.
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