The last two remaining Dionne Quintuplets have celebrated their 87th birthday. They had a tumultuous upbringing being removed from home a few weeks after their birth to be turned into a tourist attraction in return for free medical care. They were returned to their parents aged nine and for years were bullied by their five elder siblings and sexually abused by their father. All left home at 18 and had little contact with their parents after that. Their parents lived in considerable style because of the money generated by them in childhood. In the late 1990s the three sisters still alive were awarded compensation by the Canadian government for their exploitation. The two others had died in adult life from a seizure and a blood clot.
Born 28 May 1934 at 3.56 am in Callander, Ontario, Canada, they had a horrifically difficult chart. A first house Gemini Sun squared Neptune in the 5th house of children and trined Jupiter which was light enough and their Jupiter probably saved them, dangling enough hope under their nose to get them through.
But their intensely emotional Scorpio Moon is massively afflicted. It opposes Mars in Taurus and Algol and is in a cruel-treatment square to Saturn in Aquarius as well as being on the focal point of a Yod to Uranus Venus in Aries sextile Mercury in Gemini. Tierney says of a Moon Yod apex point that it ‘undergoes its most strained period during the individual’s early developmental years’ – and leads to emotional defensiveness and lack of trust.
It says a good deal for their spirit that they are still trucking on in their late eighties.