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Short Stories and Arnold Bennett

I happened to read one Arnold Bennett’s short stories, The Idiot. It is available online at and got interested in the author so I decided to look up his chart.

Bennett is a Bundle that just happens to have a Saturn handle making it into a bundle-bucket. The handle is opposite his Midheaven which though in the same sector, is not really near his Mercury in Gemini. His Part of Fortune and Sun finish off the grouping showing his insistence of making a successful go at writing. The opposing Saturn seems to anchor the group in the Fourth House of Scorpio but also casting a rather sardonic eye above.

The Ruler of Scorpio is right next to his his Ascendant in Leo giving him a fierce pride in his work and yet with so many planets in Common {Mutable} Signs it tells us he was more agreeable than he would let on, pulling everything that came near him like a crab to its stomach and letting out just choice morsels.

Here’s a good review of The Idiot. The story itself runs about 3 pages.

arnold bennett 1867.pdf


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