Nelson Mandela

The first thing about this chart is to know that this man would not be complete without a strong women behind him or with him. He needed to be in a relationship and the chart promised more than one relationship. He had 3 wives – Evelyn Wase, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Graca Machel.

He also has a strong connection to his home/roots and place of birth. There will be issues with his children and those of his partners. He has often talked about the fact that he has not necessarily been a good father to his own children mostly because he was not around. We have a sense of him being the father of our nation and yet his own children lost out.

He is described as man of the law and will have issues with the law and authorities in general.

The Moon representing emotions and the way we respond to the world is in the 12th house and in astrology this space represents the place of self-undoing and is associated with hospitals and prisons. This was his great struggle being confined and not able to connect with women and children. The Moon is naturally associated with the mother/child.

Tutu often said ‘prison made the man’ and this was where he would learn an incredible amount about himself through pain and suffering.

Progressed Moon

10 Jul 2013 – progressed Moon opposed his natal Moon in birth chart. This was a very significant time and indicated a health crisis which landed him in hospital (place of confinement).

He died on 5 Dec 2013 at the age of 95 after suffering a prolonged respiratory infection.