Given that my chosen painting is “The Astronomer” and some people mistakes Astronomy for Astrology, I have found a very curious page about the personality of Vermeer based on his astrology chart. Far from discussing the kind of reliability of this method, the personality of the Dutch painter is tried to guess by means of dominant planets, elements, modalities and polarities, signs and houses.
First, the page starts with this…
Map of the Heavens, Planets, Astrological Chart, Horoscope
born October 31, 1632 at 12:00 PM (unknown) in Delft (Pays-Bas)
Sun in 8°35 Scorpio, Moon in 17°31 Gemini
Numerology: Birthpath 8
… follows with his biography in Wikipedia, and finishes with a conclusion which says the following:
“This text is just an extract from of Johannes Vermeer’s portrait. We hope it will give you the curiosity to deepen your knowledge about astrology and to visit and use the numerous free applications on www.astrotheme.fr“.
That is, a page that includes 33,340 horoscopes with pictures of all kind of celebrities, from Martin Luther King to Penélope Cruz. Amazing!
Besides this, there is another page which deals with the same issue named “Solving an astrological puzzle, the mystery of Vermeer’s Birth”, by Peter Morrell.