It’s Charles Dickens birthday today. He lived the potential of his chart well.
Writer and storyteller
Virgo Rising, Gemini MC
You see this combination quite often in writer’s charts. Both signs are ruled by Mercury, the planet of communications.
Jupiter in Gemini, Jupiter in the 10th
Jupiter (a little widely) on the point of a Yod from Mercury and Uranus
North Node in Virgo
Virgo is also good for editing. Here the Node points to his destiny
Mercury on the point of an equilateral triangle from Uranus and Pluto.
Uranus does often seem to feature strongly in the charts of fiction writers — although I haven’t checked this extensively. It may be the way this planet plays with time that has an influence.
A vast imagination
Moon-Neptune conjunction on the IC in Sagittarius
An imaginative well without limit in the sign of big ideas.
Gives an ability (sometimes) to create big structures.
North Node in the 12th
Connecting to the collective.
Pluto-Venus conjunction in Pisces
Another sign without limits.
Able to look inward — although, of course, he was also a showman with Jupiter in the 10th.
Prolific & Producer of long works
Jupiter in the 10th, Jupiter in Gemini
Sun in Aquarius
Moon-Neptune in Sagittarius
Jupiter trine Chiron in Aquarius
Dickens was a champion of the poor, perhaps due to his own miserable experiences in childhood — although just as likely because he had eyes in his head and could see just how unjust Victorian England was.
Sun in Aquarius
Humanitarians to a man or woman — unless they’re not, of course.
Saturn in Capricorn square Mars in Aries
Dickens worked himself to death in the end.
Moon-Neptune in Sagittarius trine Mars in Aries
He liked to walk for miles and miles, sometimes walking through the night from London to his house in Kent (around 30 miles), and sometimes simply roaming the night streets of London.