One of the famous predictions in astrology was made by Karl Ernst Krafft, a Swiss astrologer born in Basel (10 May 1900 – 8 January 1945). In November 1939 he predicted that the Führer’s life would be in danger between 7 and 10 November. On November 2nd Kraft wrote a note to a friend Heinrich Fesel, who worked for Himmler, warning of an attempt on Hitler’s life which might involve the use of explosive. Fesel did not pass on the information, apparently out of fear of becoming involved in such a matter.
On the evening of November 8, 1939, Hitler gave a speech at a Munich beer hall. Eight minutes after Hitter left, a time bomb exploded on stage. Kraft was, of course, suspected of being involved in the plot to kill Hitler but he apparently managed to convince the SS of his innocence. Exactly how he made his prediction is not known. What we do know is that Kraft used Wulff’s rectified chart for Hitler with a birth time of 6:03:55 pm instead of the 6:30 pm time given by official sources.
In this post I will experiment with some standard predictive techniques to see if we can see a potential attempt on Hitler’s life with the use of explosives by using this rectified time of birth. Astrological symbols associated with explosions include Mars (fire, weapons), Uranus (sudden disruptive events) and Pluto (powerful forces, volcanic eruptions). Here is the rectified chart:
A standard method to predict major trends for the year ahead is by means of a solar return. Here is Hitler’s natal chart (rectified) with the Solar Return for 1939 superimposed.
The most powerful planets in Solar Return are those that conjoin the angles of either the SR or the natal chart. In this case, SR Saturn very closely opposes Hitler’s natal ASC, and SR Pluto closely conjoins his natal MC. In addition, Saturn (the grim reaper, ruler of his 4th of final endings) also opposes natal Uranus in the 12th (secret enemies) and squares SR Pluto at the MC.
SR Uranus (sudden disruption) conjoins natal Mars (explosive force) and natal Venus (ruler of the 8th house) at the cusp of the natal 8th house of death. Furthermore, SR Mars (fire power) squares natal Uranus, a further signature of a potential explosive event.
All-in-all the Solar Return for 1939 shows the potential for an explosive event which could affect Hitler’s mortality. Most likely Krafft warned that the period from Nov 7 to Nov 10 was the most dangerous because the transiting Moon passed through Libra during this period. During its stay in Libra, the Moon conjoined the October 12th eclipse, conjoined the natal ASC, conjoined natal Uranus and opposed SR Saturn in Aries, and also squared SR Mars. Finally the transiting Moon squared SR Pluto just before exiting Libra. This pattern is also seen clearly when we superimpose the natal chart on the 1939 Solar Return:
Hitler’s 1939 Solar Return has Scorpio rising, making Mars the ASC ruler with Pluto as the modern co-ruler. His SR Uranus conjoins natal Mars on the horizon and closely opposes the SR ASC (his body and physical integrity). This is a clear warning of a threat to life due to an explosive Mars/Uranus event.
A standard method to time when such an event will occur is to progress the SR ASC to determine when it will conjoin the SR Mars, thus activating the red planet in the Solar Return and triggering the SR Uranus/natal Mars conjunction which opposes the SR ASC. The rate used for solar returns is the so-called Mean Quotidian rate. Here are the results of this progress for the first two weeks of November 1939:
Note that on November 8th, the day of the bombing, the progressed ASC of his 1939 Solar Return exactly opposed his SR Mars, indicating that the effects attributable to Mars in the solar return year could be expected to manifest during the few days surrounding November 8th.
Some astrologers have suggested that the total solar eclipse of October 12, 1939 set the stage for the assassination attempt because it had close connections with Hitler’s natal chart. Here is the eclipse chart superimposed on his natal chart (rectified by Wolf):
Note that the eclipse falls on Hitler’s natal ASC and his natal Uranus. In addition, eclipse Venus (which rules his natal 1st and the 8th of death) closely opposes eclipse Saturn.
Even though we don’t know exactly how Krafft predicted the attempt on Hitler’s life, what is clear is that there is plenty of astrological symbolism to back it up.