Astrology of Charlie Chaplin and Adolf Hitler

The side-by-side Separate Wheels display added to AstrolDeluxe Platinum, version 9.3, is ideal for comparing the similar charts of Charlie Chaplin and Adolf Hitler, born only four days apart. The time of birth is what separated them from all the other people born around that time. Because Charlie Chaplin was born at 8:00 PM, the fast moving Moon is right on his Ascendant and closely sextile to Jupiter. Because Adolf Hitler was born at 6:30 PM, the Moon is closely conjunct Jupiter in Capricorn and talkative Mercury is right on his Descendant. In both charts, Jupiter opposes Chiron, where Jupiter is a planet of outer growth and Chiron is a planet of inner growth. In Hitler's chart, however, the Moon exactly opposes Chiron, with an orb of only 0d 12m. This will be important when we look at how Hitler has the declination aspect of Mars parallel Chiron.

Chaplin and Hitler charts

The slow-moving planetary aspects in effect include three planets at 19 degrees - Uranus, the Black Moon Lilith, and cold, distant Eris - in addition to tapping into these outer-planet energies, Chaplin and Hitler were also starting to channel the generational aspect of Neptune conjunct Pluto in Gemini. They both had a very close Uranus sesquiquadrate Pluto aspect in their charts, as did Israeli general Moshe Dayan, U.S. senator Robert Byrd, Phillipines dictator Ferdinand Marcos, and Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach. The energies of that minor square aspect manifest as follows: "This aspect makes you tough and hard. It gives you the ability to withstand hurts or injuries and yet still recover and thrive. You never stop growing. It gives you the technical ability to have power and influence with others." Individuals in whose charts the outer planets are strong are less focused on personal goals and more focused on transpersonal goals.

Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp character achieved worldwide universal familiarity - Chaplin's Moon on the Ascendant gave him a connection to the common man. In 1917, it was reported that nine out of ten men who attended costume parties dressed as the Tramp. Stores carried dolls and merchandise with Chaplin's likeness. The appearance of Adolf Hitler was often compared to that of Charlie Chaplin. They both exemplified an extreme rags to riches story. In 1940, Chaplin portrayed Hitler for laughs in The Great Dictator. The connection between them is not just some weird or accidental coincidence. The defining feature of synchronicity, as identified by Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung, is that a link exists that resonates with deep meaning and significance. Outer events can be signs that point to underlying connections and a deeper reality.

Hitler's planetary strengths

Whereas Chaplin's strongest planet was the Moon, Adolf Hitler's strongest planets were the Sun, the planet of the will, and newly discovered Eris, the planet of discord.

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Mars Parallel Chiron Declination Aspect

In October, 2017, I started writing a complete set of 480 separate male/female interpretations for all the declination parallel and contraparallel aspects. In doing so, I discovered that both Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering, his number two, were born with Mars closely parallel Chiron. Goering was born four years later, in 1893. With Hitler the orb is 0d 05m and with Goering the orb is 0d 07m. With Chaplin, the orb is much wider - 0d 46m. Only 9 other men in my collection of 2279 famous men with known birth times were born with Mars parallel Chiron within 0d 07m. The difference between these other 9 men and Hitler is that most of them have either no close zodiacal aspects to Chiron or have favorable aspects, as compared to Hitler's truly challenging aspect of Moon oppose Chiron, with orb 0d 12m. It is fascinating that the useful lieutenant Goering had Chiron conjunct Juno, the partnership asteroid, with an orb of 0d 24m, and positive close zodiacal aspects to the Moon, Mars, and North Node. At the Nuremberg Trials, Goering "was charming, aloof and confident, and from the start was determined to dominate the other prisoners and make them follow his line of defence."

Here is the interpretation, for males, of the Mars parallel Chiron aspect shared by both Hitler and Goering: "This aspect makes you a capable man. You have enthusiasm and you are willing to work hard. When people are looking for a leader, they can pick you. However, this aspect joins your combative side with life's unpleasant, gritty, and horrific side. You are very aware of pain, hurt, fear, corruption - all the foibles of human nature. You could have a life in which you delight in exploring or exposing all the evil that this world can throw up. You may think that you are the only one with backbone and character. When you wrestle with Satan, however, you must watch out that he does not drag you down to Hell with him. With this aspect, you can face unpleasant and painful truths within, or you might turn to alcohol. The chances are good, however, that you will live for a long time. Commonly found vocations include actor, lawyer, programmer, and astrologer."

Mars parallel Chiron is a powerful aspect - no doubt about it. It does not have to produce an Adolf Hitler, it can also produce a Simon Cowell, a Harvey Levin, a John McCain, or a Vincent Price - all people who have confronted the unpleasant or the horrific side of life. To see exactly how the aspect will manifest, one must consider the entire chart and how the aspect is integrated with it.

From the Halloran Chiron interpretations, here is the interpretation for Hitler's close aspect, Moon opposite Chiron: "Conditions in your childhood could have overwhelmed you. You spend your life proving that you are strong. You do not just passively accept limitations, difficulties, and illness. The challenges of life lead you to become a deeper and more mature person. Your life is about struggle. You actively use your mind, sometimes to the point of nervous exhaustion. You are so full of ideas that you can be a prolific writer and nonstop talker. No matter how far you get in your explorations, you do not lose touch with the public, with the common man. Many people admire how committed you are and look to you for leadership."

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