Monday 17 November 2014

Wilfred Thesiger, 1910–2003 (British explorer, travel writer & photographer)

* Wilfred Thesiger had vagabond Jupiter in the 9th on his MC and ruling his Sagittarian 12th house, translating into a life of nomadic exploration: he crossed parts of Arabia by foot and camel, and trudged through the marshlands of southern Iraq. His Sun is all but unaspected in literary, travel-loving and multi-cultural Gemini; he wrote various travel books including Arabian Sands (1959) and The Marsh Arabs (1964). Photographic Neptune in accumulative Cancer is square its ruler Moon in pioneering Aries: Thesiger donated his vast and original collection of 23,000 negatives to the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford.

BIRTH DATA: Wilfred Patrick Thesiger, 3 June 1910, 20:00 (8PM) LMT (-2:35:20), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (9n02, 38e42). ASC: 6 Capricorn. RR: B (from biography). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes from "Wilfred Thesiger in Africa" by Alexander Maitland (HarperCollins UK, 2010): "at Addis Ababa . . . Wilfred Patrick . . . born at 8 p.m. on Friday 3 June 1910."

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