André Gide, 1869-1951
French author, winner of the 1947 Nobel Prize in literature
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Libra Ascendant, Scorpio Sun, Cancer Moon, Mystic Rectangle
Born: André Paul Guillaume Gide, 22 November 1869, 03:00 (3AM) LMT (-0:09:20), Paris, France. (Sy Scholfield [copyright] quotes data from an online copy of Gide's BC: "http://membres.lycos.fr/apecking/Sommaire/ActeCelebrite/Gide.JPG"). RR: AA. Died: 19 February 1951, Paris.
FEATURES: PERSONALIZED PLANETS: Capricorn VENUS (conjunct IC),
Pisces CHIRON (trine Sun; square Moon), Aries NEPTUNE (conjunct Descendant), Taurus PLUTO (semi-square Moon; disposits Scorpio Sun), Cancer URANUS (conjunct MC). PATTERNS: MYSTIC RECTANGLE (Mercury, Venus, Jupiter-Pluto, Uranus), T-SQUARE (Moon opposite Mars, both square Chiron), CARDINAL T-SQUARE (Uranus opposite Venus, square Neptune).
SHAPE: HORSESHOE (Pisces Eris is pivotal).
CHINESE SIGN: Earth Snake. NUMEROLOGY: "3" LIFEPATH.
Wikipedia Biography [Astrology by Sy Scholfield]
André Gide was a French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1947. Gide's career ranged from its beginnings in the symbolist movement, to the advent of anticolonialism between the two World Wars.
Known for his fiction as well as his autobiographical works, Gide exposes to public view the conflict and eventual reconciliation between the two sides of his personality, split apart by a straight-laced education and a narrow social moralism. Gide's work can be seen as an investigation of freedom and empowerment in the face of moralistic and puritan constraints, and gravitates around his continuous effort to achieve intellectual honesty. His self-exploratory texts reflect his search of how to be fully oneself, even to the point of owning one's sexual nature, without at the same time betraying one's values. His political activity is informed by the same ethos, as suggested by his repudiation of communism after his 1936 voyage to the USSR.