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Unlike a lot that swirls around the Bard, the latest Shakespeare news is true and I can confirm the theory of a Shakespeare skull theft including that a certain Frank Chambers did offer bounty to grave robbers in 1794 to do the deed.

A programme broadcast in UK on Channel 4 on 26th March (but only recently played here on Australia’s SBS), prompted me to check out the mystery and I find it all astonishingly fits. Radar has discovered disturbance near the head area of the remains of Shakespeare and at a level of three feet, the depth reported in a long dismissed seemingly gothic tale in Argosy magazine of 1879 concerning a tomb raid on the head.

I have long claimed that the Stratford Shakespeare was the true Shakespeare and that I had the true working birth chart of the Bard (11.20 am on April 23rd 1564 with 19 degrees of theatrical Leo rising). I did so long before using techniques of the new astrology that embraces such as name asteroids. These bespeak an intelligent universe for the accuracy of data they provide and which in this case includes the name Chambers.

But let’s start conventionally with planets and houses. It was one of several signs that originally assured me I was on the right track of the birth that Uranus of the odd, eccentric and surprising would be in religions sign Sagittarius in the fourth house of the last resting place. This looked to cover the notorious oddness of the blessing and curse Shakespeare placed on his grave with regard to the moving of his bones. I didn’t bother to go into the matter more than that. However….

The sign on the 4th house cusp of the grave place is not Sagittarius but Scorpio of the mysteries. Scorpio’s ruler is Pluto and it falls in the Bard’s eighth house – the death and secrets sector ( an eclipse had fallen in that sector conjunct its Pluto prior to the March broadcast, a promise of secrets to be unlocked). In that sector Pluto is in Pisces whose own ruler is Neptune…..a Neptune which for Shakespeare is degree exact opposite that eccentric grave-indicating Uranus in Sagittarius. And Neptune rules any disappearances. So would something disappear from that grave? Obviously with Scorpio, Pluto and the eighth involved the matter would be well shrouded in the very thick of mystery, but the chances for theft and disappearance would be distinctly increased.


When dealing with asteroids you have to assume the universe is intelligent and that at some level all languages are one and that God is not an Englishman. There is no asteroid for head but there is one for Kopf or Kopff (German for head). Kopf is at 17 Virgo in the Bard’s house of money and possessions The long dismissed story about Chambers is that through the encouragement of bounty he was able to encourage grave robbers to enter the grave in Stratford’s Holy Trinity church and himself later tried to sell the head for the equivalent of 300 pounds though it seems there were problems and an attempt to return the head. Whatever, Kopf in the possessions sector and opposite the natal Pluto at 15 helps with cover-up if not with finances.

That Chambers is the natural culprit is shown by the way that at almost 3 degrees of Cancer his name is making easy fortunate trine to Shakespeare’s grave place cusp which is at 3 of Scorpio. Chambers can get away with it. The sheer improbability of the precise connection I turn up has to be relevant. Chambers himself does not conjunct a truth asteroid, he was obviously a cheat, but he does aspect one – the truth about him can be known.

The theft occurred in 1794. Suitably this was the year that slow Neptune which rules any disappearances was transiting in the early degrees of Scorpio which means affecting the sensitive 3 degree cusp of the grave place. There is no need to imagine the skull was detached at the time of burial as some would have it, the grave was disturbed in 1794.


The timing of the broadcast on the new discoveries (26th March this year at 8 pm in London) in itself points to something of real significance being finally revealed.

The timer of events, the moon, at 12 degrees of Scorpio (i.e. passing within the chart’s grave zone) was challengingly opposite the bard’s sun at 12 Taurus. Viewers are faced with secrets and mysteries about him and death.

Highlighting the subject, transiting Mars was exact to the degree on Shakespeare’s odd Uranus in Sagittarius that defines his burial place and which had been acted upon (Mars) probed, half entered if only by radar.

Transiting Jupiter….the register of truth in any issue….was at 16 Virgo conjunct Kopff and thus opposite the natal Pluto in the death house, while opener of secrets Pluto was itself at 17 Capricorn perfectly trine the 17 degree natal Kopff. Don’t doubt the truth was given.

In stress square aspect to Jupiter but in perfect trine to Shakespeare’s Mercury (itself in Aries, sign of the head) Saturn was in Sagittarius at 16 degrees. This has implications for the solving of a long-term (Saturnian) mystery but probably also that the trail and the truth of the matter cannot proceed much further than this. Saturn so often ends things and though we can always hope, I suspect we won’t get beyond Chambers to what happened next and where. Or not for another long time.

The desideratum in this case would now be an asteroid aspecting Kopf and with the name of a town or region. I can at least affirm that won’t be London. It falls in Shakespeare’s sixth of work, appropriately so since it’s where he would labour and make his name. And actually his Shakespeare name, rather unusually for a notable person, is in the same work sector from where, especially since it ‘afflicts” his Midheaven angle covering reputation, strongly suggests he really didn’t want or greatly like his association with theatre. He simply used his work to become the major Stratford landowner he successfully aspired to become.

Shakespeare lies buried in a Protestant church. Was he a Catholic? In sympathy I should say yes, including because Vaticana is in direct aspect to his Jupiter (any religious beliefs). However asteroid Roman, if that can cover Roman Catholic, like the Shakespeare name it conjuncts (Shakespeare 4, and Roman 3 of Aquarius), oddly afflicts his career/reputation Midheaven (as well as his family and endings house, the 3 Taurus, 3 Scorpio axis). This suggests he could find the Catholic association inconvenient to his career so that pragmatically he changed it at some point. Uranus in Sagittarius would itself assist any breaks and ruptures in the sphere of religion and beliefs during he course of a life.

Had Shakespeare ever been abroad especially to Catholic Italy, the land in which so many of his plays are set? Italia is in his career house in close aspect to his writer’s Mercury which, as the latter is in the house of anything foreign and distant,the ninth, major travel is quite likely, though it might be only that he met a lot of Italians in London and read a lot of foreign material, but all things considered I think it’s likely he travelled at some point.

Reverting to the mystery of the skull theft, we can only finish by saying that Mercury is the planetary symbol not just of communications and communicators but of any thieves. The fact that Shakespeare’s rapid, no blots writing which owes something to Mercury in Aries is in precisely Aries, sign of the head, always made it rather more likely that not just his pen but his head would prove commercial to some people. And of course he had written hauntingly of skulls “poor Yorick etc.


I am not a Shakespeare scholar but the data and insights I have on the world’s greatest dramatist are minor against the spectacular range of information I have about Christ whose birth data I have long possessed in radical development of one particular line of expert inquiry launched a few decades ago by two noted astronomers.

I am permitted to be bemused if not irritated that the discoveries about Shakespeare, important though they undeniably are, manage to get past Channel 4 when the much more detailed and exciting information I have so long held about Christ could never get through the door there despite my qualifications as writer, doctor of religious studies and astrologer. (True there are plenty of others to blame like the Church Times who unforgettably waived me away with “We know all there is to know about Jesus, we don’t need to know about the Magi”). Years ago a documentary film company advised me to speed things by going first through the head of religion at Channel 4. Despite the recommendation I was never able to get so much as an email or one moment of phone time out of the person concerned despite promises his secretary made to me. So often one is up against the merely busy dismissiveness of too many people in media. I suffered it recently from someone organizing religion for the ABC here in Australia. “I’m sorry, I’m too busy to discuss this”. Period. In short “no room at the inn” and don’t come back either.

Next month I reckon to launch an updated version to Amazon of my book on these findings which controversially has never been published despite an editor of a leading house describing the material as “groundbreaking, fascinating and publishable” So why wasn’t it published? Answers please, although in this case I believe I know why.

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I wish, alas, I’d never read and didn’t know the latest about Shakespeare. It is going to stick with me more than pornography sticks with some. And although I hope it’s wrong, I’m rather afraid it’s true.

New research would have it Shakespeare was not just dishonest, a regular tax dodger often before the courts, but a wealthy landowner who enriched himself hoarding supplies in times of known shortages and famine when the government was trying to support the people, selling food at inflated prices, and harrying the poor struggling under burdens of debt. See for example the news at:

The man it seems was plain dishonest in line with lit crit observations that have long wondered why a lot of the plays, especially the tragedies, seem to hinge upon lies and their effect. And then there’s Coriolanus  about the conservative fanatic who’s ready to deny the poor bread. Was this perhaps a literary recognition rather than a moral admission of guilt round a serious personal deficiency?

As the reports that research has uncovered refer to legal cases around the Warwickshire region, we are looking at the Stratford Shakespeare. This person’s identity and origins have long been contested by marginal scholarship on weak grounds, evidence which however more people may now want to believe because these new revelations leave such a nasty taste in the mouth. They do so rather as the great Wagner appals us with his fatally influential anti-Semitism and willingness to make love to the wives even of patrons and supporters. “Trust not in princes”…add great artists to that dictum!


I have long maintained I possess the true and working chart of Shakespeare, set for 23 April (Julian) 1564 at around 11.20 am with 19 or 20 degrees of theatrical Leo rising. This chart works for the life and it works now, making an awful lot of plausible sense of chart features one might not otherwise comment too closely if they raised questions.

Saturn in Scorpio this Easter has been loosely opposite (at 10 degrees) Shakespeare’s natal Taurus sun at 12 degrees. The last solar eclipse fell at 21 Scorpio afflicting by square to Shakespeare’s ascendant affecting how we see him. The next solar eclipse at 19 Taurus, due next month, will square this point more exactly. The last lunar eclipse in November was on 6 degrees of Gemini. This means it was almost to the minute of a degree at 6.47 Gemini on Shakespeare’s career/reputation sector Neptune, a promise that within 6 months we might see his reputation and career differently. We do.

This same Neptune rules Shakespeare’s eighth house of shared resources and taxes. It contains a Pluto (often present in the eighth sector of wealthy persons) and in affliction to his career section and Taurus sun’s ruling Venus (any immediate cash flow).

The eclipsed Neptune is natally almost perfectly opposite Uranus in Shakespeare’s fourth sector of family and background. Apart from saying, as we know is the case, that there could be something odd about the Bard’s last home or resting place which is something else covered by the fourth, it contains a promise that one day people might well have shocks about his background including about his father. John Shakespeare is not believed to have been particularly honest in local politics.

Shakespeare’s genius like that of many geniuses owes something to Gemini. His Neptune and Venus are both in that sign widely conjunct. But add to his more artistic, moralistic but also rather materialistic Taurus sun the magic of this Gemini conjunction, a conjunction in a sign with such a flair for words, and then throw in his Mercury (actual writing) in rapid Aries and you have someone who can pour out verbal magic without blotting a line as Ben Jonson noted.

But Gemini is light and dark like even Christianity born under the sign and which has produced saints and sinners to the max. Gemini is clever but has a touch of the trickster, criminal and the torturer about it -it’s the sign of the Marquis de Sade (Recall Shakespeare’s gory early Titus Andronicus)

Anything Libra tends to get entangled with law. Shakespeare with his Mars afflicted Moon in Libra seems to have done that on cue at the same time as his moon in Libra tends to hold up a mirror to reflect all he observes. Life and people just passed by and through the Bard and he reflected them exquisitely but he didn’t necessarily feel with them as much as he should. Plainly he could be just cold and ruthless.


I feel really disappointed, even sickened by these new and special revelations. Things that over the centuries moralists have questioned like affairs with dark ladies or young men have been safely disregarded, reasonably enough relegated to the life of artists. But taking bread from people’s mouths? ‘Tis damnable. How shall these hands be clean?

Shakespeare, I hope it’s all wrong and I’m wrong about you; but otherwise, frankly, I can only say I think you’re detestable. Genius isn’t enough and not all the perfumes of Arabia can save you. You’re a smooth talking, charming, wily, hypocrite. You didn’t just cheat the peasants, you have hoodwinked the world. You aren’t as bad as Jimmy Savile, of course, but you aren’t hugely better either. Away with you! You left your wife your second best bed, you denied your daughter education and you even wished to curse us in Jesus’ name if we dared so much as to look inside your tomb. But what else in God’s name might we find out about you?….What else might you be hiding?! (You even have asteroid LIE conjunct the rising at your birth! And it’s conjunct the theatrical Leo ascendant. Did your first known critic Robert Greene have it right about you right from the start when he accused you of being “a Tygers hart wrapt in a Players hyde”?).

I’m just glad that at this Easter time my mind has been more occupied with a poetic genius who was a Gemini and Gemini marked but who was poorer, far more honest and worthy of our respect, namely Dante. My next article this month will be about him. And next month, around mid May when Dan Brown’s Inferno is due to appear, I will have certain Dante linked revelations and surprises that go well beyond just the astrological. You might be very surprised. I hope you wouldn’t be disappointed because if so, I might want to know why.


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