I am prompted to write about her from an astrological perspective because everything I can find on the interest in regards to her chart is incorrect. Astrologers are using, April 8, 1966 as her birth date when all sources say her birthday is April 6, 1966. I don’t know how this error was made.
The astrologer(s) write about her Moon conjunct Neptune in Scorpio which is logical enough seeing as she was imprisoned (Neptune) in her home (Moon) for sex (Scorpio) but I don’t think this correct. It can’t be correct if she were born on the 6th, rather than the 8th.
April 6, 1966 was an interesting day as both Venus and the Moon changed signs. If Elisabeth was born early the day, she would have a Libra Moon and Venus in Aquarius. If born later she would have a Scorpio Moon with Venus in Pisces.
I think most astrologers would opt for the latter as Scorpio is associated with sex and taboo, Venus in Pisces can be seen as sacrifice and imprisonment but I am not at all convinced.
Josef Fritzl took his daughter as a quasi-wife when she was 11 years old. Having studied astrology for more than 40 years at this point, I can tell you that people with Libra become partnered very easily.
Try not to have a conniption fit over what I am saying. I am aware the level of sickness here, I am just telling you that Libra (and this includes children) tend to wind up partnered in some form. Could be a childhood best friend but often enough it is one of the parents who pals around with the kid and says things like, “My daughter / son is my best friend”. Due this, I could nor swear by the Scorpio Moon. Sorry but I have just seen this too many times.
It does seem likely that Elisabeth would have significant placements in the 12th house (prison), most likely the Sun or the Moon. With the Sun in 12th, she’d live (shine) in a prison, Moon in the 12th she might be imprisoned in the home, her emotions locked up, her children, etc.
I looked at both charts and could argue for either scenario though I slightly favor the Libra Moon chart with the Sun and Mars in the 12th. This chart (click to see full size) puts Uranus and Pluto in the 5th which does describe her children well enough and Venus is Aquarius rather than Pisces.
Venus in Aquarius indicates unusual relationships and her victimization is very well described by the conjunction of Saturn and Chiron in Pisces so that angle is covered. We also have an Aries rising redhead, perhaps?
The chart with the 12th house Moon (in Scorpio) also has merit. It puts Neptune conjunct the ascendant and Pluto and Uranus in the 10th to represent the father. What it lacks is a signature that spells “control” which would be better shown by the Moon and angles in Cardinal signs. Hard to say this is a life where control is not an issue. I see that Saturn is square Jupiter which would restrict freedom but it hardly seems enough.
Now it is possible (probable) she transcended in her prison. She’d have almost had to in order to survive. I understand she is writing a book and if this is the case, I will most definitely be reading it as it will likely settle these question.
Which chart do you prefer and why?