Auden, W.H.

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Auden, W.H. Gender: M
Wystan Hugh Auden
born on 21 February 1907 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place York, England, 53n58, 1w05
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: Penfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 02°11' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 21°23 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 00°21'

W.H. Auden


British poet: perhaps the most outstanding of the 1930s, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1948 for "The Age of Anxiety."

He had a brush with fascism, a life-long fascination with psychology, and finally returned to the Christianity of his childhood. A complex of contradictions, after a decade of fame he shifted from high-toned symbolism to earthier poems that mixed lyric intensity with comedy, even vulgarity.

In 1939 he left his native country for the USA. Punctilious in his daily routine, he was also untidy, hard-drinking and long addicted to Benzedrine. Old and ill at 50, Auden was open and in harmony about his homosexuality, though he did have a heterosexual affair.

Died in his sleep, apparently of a heart attack, 29 September 1973, Vienna, Austria.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • spouse relationship with Mann, Erika (born 9 November 1905). Notes: Unconsummated marriage, 1935
  • spousal equivalent relationship with Kallman, Chester (born 7 January 1921). Notes: Lover, friend, collaborator


  • Death, Cause unspecified 28 September 1973 in Vienna (Age 66)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Penfield speculated for 6.45 AM. Dave Hayward finds this time to work well with progressions and transits.

Fowlers gives 11:00 PM LMT, no source

Starkman rectified to 15.15.44 GMT Asc 11Leo17'

Sy Scholfield quotes birth notice (no time given): "On the 21st Feb, at 54, Bootham, York, the wife of George A. Auden, M.A. M.D. Cantab, of a son." ("Births," The Times 23 Feb. 1907, p. 1).


  • Traits : Mind : Exceptional mind
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart (Terminal attack)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol (Hard-drinking)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Benzedrine addict)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Same sex (Chester Kallman)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Bi-Sexual
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Awards : Pulitzer prize (Poetry)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection