Clare Hollingworth’s Appointment With Destiny
It was August 1939 when 27-year-old Clare Hollingworth spotted rows and rows of German tanks, hidden under burlap on the German border . She might have been a rookie, but she knew a story when she saw it. She wired back to London warning “the German war machine is ready for a swift stroke”. Three days later, Germany invaded Poland.
Hollingworth’s report was called the “scoop of the century”.
Hollingworth stumbled into journalism. She’d gone to Poland initially as a political activist and ended up saving thousands of lives by getting visas for people fleeing Nazi persecution. But she’d been forced out of that role and switched to journalism at the end of August in that fateful year. On the day she filed that story, she’d been a journalist for less than a week. But she spent the rest of the war reporting from the front lines from Poland to Tripoli. And the rest of her life reporting from all around the world, living to the grand age of 105.
What about that moment when her own destiny and the fate of Europe merged?
Well, here’s an extraordinary bit of astrology. On the day she saw those tanks, the Nodes of the Moon (destiny points) were at 0° Taurus/Scorpio. Hollingsworth Nodes are at 0° Scorpio/Taurus.