Weil, Simone

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Simone Weil
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Weil, Simone Gender: F
born on 3 February 1909 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 13°45' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 19°49 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 28°08'


French mystic, social philosopher and religious apologist who completed many brilliant studies in literature, philosophy and logic. She also developed a distinctive philosophy of her own. In 1936, she took part in the Spanish civil war and joined the resistance, participating in a protest fast. Raised as a Jewish intellectual and agnostic, she was always an original thinker, and she made an impact on her culture in many areas.

Weil was admitted to a sanatorium for treatment of tuberculosis where she died on 8/24/1943, Ashford, Kent, England of a combination of the lung disease and self-imposed starvation. Her death was ruled a suicide by starvation as she believed that giving up food was a sacrifice she could make for her suffering compatriots under the Nazi regime.

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  • Death by Suicide 24 August 1943 (Tuberculosis, age 34)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes B.R. in Cahiers Astral 50


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Tuberculosis (Terminal)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Jewish, agnostic)
  • Traits : Personality : Eccentric (Independent, original)
  • Traits : Personality : Principled strongly
  • Traits : Personality : Mystical
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy (Apologist)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political (Joined Resistance)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Philosopher/ Humanist