This is my grandmother, Henry’s wife. I only met her once. She was a Cancer with Venus in Cancer, a Gemini Moon and a stellium in Leo. Henry met her when he was in his early 30’s. She was 19 and they fell in love.
They married and he built her a house. He built her an adobe house, which is interesting in light of her chart which has the Moon (home) square Uranus (eccentric) and Saturn (dirt)!
So she winds up living in this odd mud house with a double Capricorn. Henry was a father figure who provided security to her Cancer sun.
She has a baby, my mother but she was unhappy. She was a city girl, see? And she was lonely. This is all taken from his letters by the way. Henry chronicled everything in his letters. He tried to take care of her by building more houses.
He built her a house and then he built some more houses around it so she could have neighbors. (Gemini Moon, rules neighbors) But in the end, she just could not hang.
She was not cut out for motherhood either as shown in her chart. She had a Gemini Moon (flighty) square Uranus (rebel) square Saturn (oppressed). So would up leaving Henry with my mother when she was two years old and she did so with Henry’s blessing.
Though she remained detached from my mother (who has her Sun and Moon in Aquarius) for the most part, she and Henry remained attached for many years. She sent him pictures from the city and he forgave her completely of course.
And he wrote about this extensively. Henry felt that a person could not and should not hold another person back. I absorbed his philosophy around relationship and I don’t think anything I have ever learned anything that has proved more valuable.
Henry taught that a person’s life belonged to them and any attempt to stop them from living as they wished was just plain wrong. 40 years later I’ve never seen a thing that’s shown me otherwise.