Mathers, Moina

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Mathers, Moina Gender: F
Bergson, Mina
born on 28 February 1865 at 09:15 (= 09:15 AM )
Place Geneva, Switzerland, 46n12, 6e09
Timezone GET m6e09 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 09°50' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 15°37 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 18°22'

Moina Mathers


Swiss-British mystic and astrologer, the first initiate into the Golden Dawn organization and the wife of its' founder. The daughter of orthodox Jewish parents and an art student, she met MacGregor Mathers in the British Museum. When he founded the mystical order, he initiated her, 1888, and they married two years later. MacGregor was the Magician and Moina the High Priestess, and she spent her time painting, doing astrological charts and from 1891, channeling the "Secret Chiefs" for instructions on the rituals of the order.

In 1892, they moved the headquarters to Paris where they were supported by their friend and mentor, Annie Horniman.

It was said that the couple were religious celibates but Moina channeled tantra and sex with elementals. She died on 25 July 1928 in a Paris hospital, age 63. Self-starvation has been given as a possible cause of death.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Relationship : Marriage 1890 (Number of Marriages)
  • Misc. : Mystical Experience 1891 (Channeling Secret Chiefs)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 25 July 1928 (In Paris, age 63)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Steinbrecher (9:15 AM Geneva time)

(In an article in the Mountain Astrologer, Mary K. Greer had no time of birth and rectified to 8:15 AM GMT).

The ADB entry had erroneously been for 8:45 LMT and was corrected on 22 June 2017.


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One, celibate)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Celibacy/ Minimal (Religious celibate marriage)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Sexual perversions (Tantric sex with elementals)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Mystical experience (Chanelling discarnate masters)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Spiritualist
  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer
  • Vocation : Religion : Cult leader