Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was a painter, born in Albi (France) on November 24, 1864 at about 6 a.m. That places Pallas on the IC. On this blog I demonstrate the artistic pattern in the charts of artist. This pattern is obvious in this chart, by the relationship between Moon, Venus and Neptune. This relationship signifies sense of art and artistic talents, just like in the charts of other artists.
The artist in this chart can be found in the tightest aspect of this chart: Moon in Libra opposition Neptune and both square Venus. It is the combination that is frequent in the charts of people with artistic talents. Neptune is biquintile the Midheaven for the creative fantasy that is need to do his job.
HARD CONFRONTATIONS WITH THE OUTSIDE WORLD/ILL
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec suffered from pycnodysostosis, a genetic disorder. Pluto, ruler of the Ascendant, is unaspected and retrograding in the 6th house (read it like: physical problems leading to illnesses at any possible level). Saturn is connected to the Ascendant by a half semi square (22.5 degree) aspect and Saturn is the oriental planet. There was a frustrating physical disadvantage.
This man had a difficult way to present himself (as the Ascendant is opposition Pluto and half semi square Saturn) and lived in difficult circumstances. He died at the early age of 36, due to alcoholism and syphilis*), - and still left us numerous paintings - with transit Saturn conjunct his progressed Sun, transit Neptune inconjunct natal Sun and Transit Saturn square his progressed Midheaven. This combination shows 'being ill' (Sun-Saturn-Neptune). In his birth chart the Sun and the Midheaven are related to the midpoint Saturn/Neptune.
*) The other side of the coin of a Moon-Venus-Neptune-affliction is addiction (being the slave of habits and desires), maybe because he had an endless need for love. When you read about his younger years, you can imagine why.
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