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Yukio Mishima, 1925-1970

Bisexual Japanese Writer
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Virgo Ascendant, Capricorn Sun, Virgo Moon Rising

Yukio Mishima's astro-chart

ASTRODATA: Birth Name: HIRAOKA KIMITAKE. Posthumous Buddhist Name: Shobuin Bunkan Koi Koji [Buddhist Lay Spirit of Literature and Martial Arts, Mirror of Culture, Kimitake]. Born: 14 January 1925, 21:00 (9PM) JST (h9e), Tokyo, Japan (139e46 35n42). RR: B. Sy Scholfield [copyright] quotes birth date and place from various biographies and his Official Museum Website. Birth time and place from Mishima via his semi-autobiographical book, Kamen no kokuhaku (1949, Confessions of a Mask, 1956); See Confessions of a Mask Trans. Meredith Weatherby. New York: New Directions, 1958, p. 5: "On the morning of January 4, 1925, my mother was attacked by labor pains. At nine that evening she gave birth to a small baby weighing five pounds and six ounces." While the wrong date is given (possibly due to a translation or typing mistake?) the time is quite specific. DIED: 25th November 1970 12:15 p.m., Tokyo. Ref: Official Museum Website dateline: "After shouting "Long Live His Majesty the Emperor!" three times, Mishima commits seppuku (ritual disembowelment) in the office of General Kanetoshi Mashita at 12:15 p.m. Morita tries three times to ritually behead Mishima but fails; the head is finally severed by Hiroyasu Koga."
FEATURES: PERSONALIZED PLANETS: MOON (on Ascendant), SATURN (sextile Moon, disposits Sun), URANUS (on Descendant, opposite Moon, sextile Sun), MARS (square Sun, quincunx Moon). PATTERNS: KITE (Moon - Saturn - Uranus - Pluto), T-SQUARE (Pluto opposite Jupiter, both square Mars), YOD (Moon sextile Saturn, both quincunx Mars), YOD (Sun sextile Uranus, both quincunx Neptune). FINAL DISPOSITOR: MARS in ARIES in 8th. SHAPE: SPLAY. CHINESE SIGN: WOOD RAT. NUMEROLOGY: "5" LIFEPATH.

Mishima Yukio Cyber Museum

"His bare, sun-tanned shoulders gleamed as though covered in oil. And black tufts stuck out from the cracks of his armpits, catching the sunlight, curling and glittering with glints of gold. At this sight, above all at the sight of the peony tattooed on his hard chest, I was beset by sexual desire. My fervent gaze was fixed upon that rough and savage, but incomparably beautiful, body. Its owner was laughing there in the sun. When he threw back his head I could see his thick, muscular neck. A strange shudder ran through my innermost heart. I could no longer take my eyes off him..." -- Yukio Mishima, Confessions of a Mask.

Mars not only acts here as Final Dispositor of all the other planets, he is in hard aspect to both luminaries, and involved in a Yod and T-Square patterns. Also, he is conjunct Chiron, ruler of the Ascendant and dispositor of the rising Moon (associated with the stomach) in Virgo (associated with the bowels). Therefore, we can see his ritual suicide by seppuku (disembowelment with a sword) and his beheading (Mars in Aries is very "heady") by one of his male soldiers (said to be one of his lovers).

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