Murat’s vanity is hurt that he had to learn about Eugene’s promotion in a newspaper.

Hortense de Beauharnais Bonaparte was someone who had always dreamed of having a husband who could love her sincerely. When she found herself in a marriage with an insecure man who competed with her and hurt her to spite Napoleon, she really didn’t want to live like that. She poured all of the affection that she wanted to give her husband, if he had been worthy, into her children and her brother Eugene.

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Dear Eugene,

Saint-Amand, 19 Thermidor, Year XIII, August 7, 1805

I think your letter to Murat is really on point, my dear Eugene. There is no need to reply.

[Murat was angry to hear that Eugene was appointed Viceroy of Italy in the newspaper and Eugene tried to smooth it over with a letter.]

Murat is staying in Paris while the Emperor and all the soldiers are at Boulogne, as it seems. Everyone is preparing for the great expedition except the reserve corps that Louis commands which are staying put.  

The reserves have not yet received any order. Maybe there won’t be any need of them. 

Do not be sorry, I repeat to you, do not be sorry to be left out of this expedition. What you do now is more difficult for you and you will have all the more glory for doing it. I know this job is not your taste but what do you want? Out tastes are hardly consulted in this world. How many people envy our fate, and yet how "stupefied” they would be if they were in our place!  

Without vanity, I believe that few people would have as much courage as I do in my situation. I am sometimes astonished to have so much, and I thank God for having given me that resignation which gives me a calm air, and which deceives everybody about how I really feel.  

There was a moment when I thought that I would succumb to death. My health was really that bad. Would you believe that it was your appointment to Viceroy that saved me? The grief I felt gave me a great shock and this crisis was salutary. Since then, slowly, I started being able to eat again without feeling nauseous.

Since then, I have felt your sorrow more than mine. I must get better for your sake. When I think that you are far from all your family, that you have no one to whom you can open your heart.  

However, my dear Eugene, you can live with hope. If the Emperor's project is executed [Eugene’s marriage to Auguste] you can hope to be happy in your home life. You can always think of your friends and love your wife. If it can be done, as it is said, to captivate a heart, think with pleasure of that moment.

See how beautiful it would be and you will not be so unhappy. Eglé came to spend a few days with me. We have have talked a lot. She returned to Montreuil. I think it will be only through her that we can get news of the coast, because you are not here to give me news and no one has replaced you and no one will ever replace you for me.  

Farewell, my dear Eugene, my dear brother. When I think of you, I no longer find myself so unfortunate. You love me at least for myself alone. You have confidence in me, and I find all that in you also.  

HORTENSE

Hortense’s Memoirs are available here.

Hortense and Josephine Bonaparte’s Letters can be found here.

Napoleon’s Mercury

The first thing that blew me away about Napoleon was his skill at writing. Napoleon was also known for “haranguing” his troops. He could really get them whipped up into a frenzy with his words. Will we see Napoleon’s amazing communication ability in his Mercury placement in his natal chart?

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First off, Mercury is in Leo.

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Napoleon is well known for his fiery and passionate love letters.

Mercury is in the 9th house.

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Mercury is almost conjunct Saturn.

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Mercury is opposite the Moon.

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Napoleon was a brilliant passionate guy. Not enough is said about how painful it must have been to keep up appearances with his second wife Marie Louise. He felt he had to make a political marriage for peace and once again he was the dupe of the dishonest as that marriage was not made in good faith. If a person surmises what kind of woman Napoleon really liked, a not bright, cold, grave princess who couldn’t even hold her own son in a natural fashion was definitely not his type. But as this was the mother of his son, Napoleon was always very careful about how he talked about her.

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We’ve got a T square involving Mercury. It’s almost a fixed grand cross. Here’s some thoughts about T squares.

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Let’s also look at this formation as a fixed grand cross. What’s that?

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Napoleon’s adamantine will was one of his defining traits. I also have a grand cross (below).

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In Napoleon’s grand cross we have Mercury/Saturn in Leo (Sun) / Cancer (Moon) vs. the Moon in Capricorn (Saturn) / Aquarius (Uranus). Pluto in Capricorn is down there too. I’m seeing a jumbled free for all between feelings (Moon), limits from the establishment (Saturn), ambition (Leo) with a strength in communication (Mercury). Then we have at the other pole Jupiter in Scorpio (Pluto, Mars) opposite Uranus in Taurus (Venus). This could be the conflict between what Napoleon really wanted - a loving marriage and children (Taurus/Venus) - Napoleon’s romance novel shows this - and his great destiny (Jupiter) as a revolutionary (Uranus, Pluto, Mars). Napoleon once sort of told off Josephine for suggesting that he wanted to go to war. He said that he would’ve much rather stayed home where he had comfort and food (Taurus). There’s that see saw action of the polarities between Scorpio and Taurus.

Mercury is square Jupiter on the Ascendant, which boosts the importance of this aspect.

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Most of the descriptions of this aspect that I read portray Mercury square Jupiter as a big talker lacking in discipline. Napoleon’s discipline was extreme. I think the near conjunction of Mercury to Saturn might lend that sense of discipline to the big talker vibe of Mercury square Jupiter.

Mercury is square Uranus.

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A lot of these descriptions are accurate enough that I don’t have anything else to add. We’ll see if this continues.

The Astrology Series so far is available here.

Eugene is sad because he can’t go to war and that Napoleon doesn’t think he’s tough enough.

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Eugene de Beauharnais was in a very difficult positon. He really had a tremendous passion for military service. Through dumb luck he became the stepson of a great military genius and he was highly in awe of Napoleon. Despite this, Eugene had to put up with Napoleon cheating on his mother. In his memoirs, Eugene discusses how he had to follow Napoleon around as aide de camp as Napoleon rode around in a calèche with his mistress while in Egypt. Eugene tried switching to serve under another General but Napoleon adjusted his behavior and became a lot less flagrant.

Napoleon also set Hortense up with a terrible husband. Eugene had both his mother and his sister crying in his ear while he had his own problems.

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Here Hortense writes to Eugene.


Dear Eugène,

Saint-Amand, 9 Thermidor, Year XIII, July 28, 1805.

Yes, my dear Eugene, I want to give you courage. Do not be afraid to grieve me by talking about your troubles [Napoleon felt Eugene should’ve been more punitive with an insurrectionist in the Italian government]. I feel that you need to unload your sorrow and I would be very sorry if your fear of causing me grief would prevent you from opening your heart to me.  

When I speak to you about myself, it is a consolation to think that you share my sorrows as if you were my very self. 

Corvisart [Napoleon’s doctor] is here. He told me that the Empress is leaving for Plombieres in a few day’s and that Eglé [Madame Ney] is not going with her. Eglé is going to come to see me by way of Montreuil 

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Do not think that the absentees are always all that distant. The absence of the people we are interested in, in their sadness, give us the need to think about them more often.  

You know that Louis commands the reserve army. General Nansouty, who commands a division of carabineers and cuirassiers under his command, arrived at Valenciennes, it appears. The headquarters will be in the vicinity. Everyone is talking a lot about war, which would be very sad. I'm talking to you about it because I know it's your touchy spot, and I already see you making beautiful castles in Spain which, perhaps, will cheer you up for a moment. 

[This refers to how Eugene is being left to run Italy and will not be fighting in the war.]

Madame de Boubers, whom I had left at St. Leu with my little boy, and who is with him at St. Cloud, is right now very happy. The Emperor approves the marriage of this lady with Lauriston's brother and he even did something for them. She often writes to me and tells me that Mom is always very sad to be separated from us two and, without my little boy who distracts her, she feels really isolated amongst so many people.

Farewell, my dear Eugene, I embrace you very dearly.  

HORTENSE

Just in case you’re wondering about subversion tricks.

Before my numbers disappeared, my numbers actually went way up while they were trying to seduce me into destroying my name and integrity in the eyes of the public by joining the Q “movement”.

High numbers = Carrot

Dwindling numbers = Stick

(Yes, we are treated like livestock.)

This was all going around Summer 2018, mostly on my Twitter. You can check for yourself. If there’s a chorus of voices all over “media” singing the same song, “alt” or not, I’m probably not going to go along with it. It’s painful to see people fall for the Q illusion but unfortunately some really want to belong to a cult.

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Their story is that most who had been interested in this project left in droves back then. I’m fine with their story. I’ll just keep on writing my ultra private journal to myself then. Internet invisibility has its advantages. I’m not interested in fake markers of “success”.

Napoleon’s Ascendant

Napoleon’s Ascendant is in Scorpio. During Napoleon’s time, the ruler of Scorpio was Mars. Now it is Pluto and sort of still Mars. I’m going to talk about Pluto as if it still applies to Napoleon. Though I don’t understand how this works, still I can differentiate the fiery violent energetic feel of Mars versus the watery deep transformative feel of Pluto.

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The arrow shows Napoleon’s Ascendant in Scorpio.

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My chart has the Ascendant in Taurus, Descendant in Scorpio. Napoleon’s is the exact opposite, Ascendant in Scorpio, Descendant in Taurus. We also both have T squares in the same spot involving Uranus (quirky visionary energy) in the same house (daily work) Both our T squares involve extremely importantly placed Jupiters. His is on the Ascendant. Mine is on the top of the chart in the 10th house of career and fame.

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We both have a sextile triangle in the same houses. I have seen this configuration called something else - “partial grand sextile”. I’ll show you the shape I’m writing about.

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Napoleon’s chart has Jupiter conjunct Ascendant.

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In the Napoleon Memoirs, we frequently hear of Napoleon’s lucky star. I have to imagine that this refers to luck in Napoleon’s natal chart. Jupiter on the Ascendant may be that lucky star. Napoleon really was only lucky while he was married to Josephine. This is a huge plot in the Napoleon saga. What’s with that?

Napoleon’s Jupiter is just inside the 12th house.

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Napoleon lived to fulfill his destiny. Jupiter is opposite Uranus (Genius) in Taurus (Venus, culture) in the 6th house (daily work).

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The Ascendant is square Uranus.

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The above mentions strange clothes. Napoleon wore the uniform of a soldier below his rank for some highly eccentric reason and he didn’t feel comfortable dressing like everyone else.

It is also worth mentioning that Napoleon was a disciplined workaholic who was pining for his highly eccentric Stepdaughter who was usually resisting his control.

Relating to this situation, this Stepdaughter was an artist in his home. Napoleon has Venus (art, love) in Cancer (home) trine his Ascendant in the 8th house (spirit).

The Ascendant is sextile Mars. Remember that the Ascendant in Scorpio is ruled by Pluto and Mars. This is connoting a lucky (Jupiter) warrior/transformative energy. Let’s look at Ascendant sextile Mars.

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The Ascendant is sextile Neptune.

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In Hortense’s Memoirs, she basically says that Napoleon could read people’s minds which sounds like it would relate to this aspect.

Napoleon’s Ascendant is square Mercury.

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Napoleon was well known for being an ear pincher.

Not only is the Ascendant in Scorpio sextile Mars in Napoleon’s 10th house of career (a famous warrior), but that Ascendant is also sextile Pluto. Pluto in Capricorn is the chart ruler. We haven’t had Pluto in Capricorn since around when Napoleon was born. We have Pluto in Capricorn now conjunct Saturn. If Astrology is real, this is huge. It screams major societal transformation.

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The description above in total is highly Napoleon, I believe, for anyone with even a superficial knowledge of this man’s true character.

The Astrology Series so far is here.

Napoleon’s affair results in Napoleon telling people about Hortense’s wonderfulness.

Hortense de Beauharnais Bonaparte was trapped in an unhappy marriage and her mother was not much happier. It is believed that Josephine cheated on Napoleon very flagrantly at the opening of their marriage. After Napoleon found out, he never took fidelity in his marriage seriously. A wrinkle that I have perceived which I feel is backed up by his actions is that Napoleon was really pining all the while for his stepdaughter Hortense.

Hortense’s Memoirs are available here.

In this letter, Hortense is suffering from her own circumstances and those of her mother. Napoleon is having an affair with one of Josephine’s court attendants. Then this mistress goes and stirs up even more trouble with Napoleon’s sister Caroline, Madame Murat.

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Dear Eugene,

Saint-Amand, this 29 Messidor, Year XIII, July, 18, 1805

I have just received your letter, my dear Eugene. I promise you that my greatest pleasure is writing to you. I am at this moment far from the court and little aware of what is going on there. So I cannot say what is happening there since last winter.  

You have never known the sorrows of all sorts that I have experienced. I am saving it to tell you all upon your return, but, as my life in Saint-Amand is very monotonous, I will tell you all the little intrigues from the court from last winter.  

You know all about Mme Duchâtel [Napoleon’s mistress] but what you do not know is that she was some time ago having lunch at Madame Murat's. She said she was very unhappy, that the Empress had done her a great deal of wrong. That she would like it better to be dismissed but what distressed her the most was that the Empress had told her that Madame Murat did not like her. 

A wicked woman is dangerous!  She can very well have been the mistress of the Emperor. No one would have found fault with it. Too bad for her! But looking to poison everyone is something I do not forgive! 

I, who never interfere with anything, seeing the sorrow that all the gossip has given to Mother and the Emperor, I thought I could express myself to General Duroc.

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I told him that he would be better off soothing the Emperor, that it was was making him unhappy to tell him how the Empress was telling everybody about his affair. As I had spent some time talking with him in the presence of Murat, he went and told him what we were talking about.  

Murat came up to me and told me that I was mistaken about the people who sought to poison the Emperor’s mind. Murat said he was only trying to calm the Emperor down about these matters. I could see that conversation was going nowhere. Not at all. The next day, the Emperor had heard all about it. The Emperor accused me that I, too, was against him.

I told him completely frankly about what had made me speak to these gentlemen. Duroc tells me that it was Murat who had blabbed to the Emperor, and Murat, who gave me a pretty explanation afterwards, told me that it was not him who spoke to the Emperor. He said it was Duroc.  

Which one to believe in all this? Nobody, and never meddle with court intrigue. 

It has come back to me from all this that the Emperor spoke about me, in the presence of Mme. Ney, who told me, that it was astonishing how good I am and how well I reason. He said that I reason so well that it seems I don’t have feelings but that it is because feel so deeply that one can see that it is my feelings that make me reason so justly. You see that it is very kind.  

I tell you old stories, but I'm sure that nice things said about me will always please you. Napoleon [Hortense’s son] wants to write to you and I see Miss de Mornay holding his little hand. I will send you this beautiful epistle.  

HORTENSE

Hortense and Josephine Bonaparte’s letters are available here.