Ian Fleming’s fictional character, James Bond is today considered as an iconic figure, the world over. As a British secret service agent, Bond as 007 has enthralled worldwide audiences with Skyfall, the latest movie marvel grossing up a revenue in excess of one billion dollars. By creating this character, Ian Fleming had become a legend in his lifetime. Only six actors have donned the Bond role in a span of five decades – Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig. In this article, we will discuss the planetary influences which shaped the lives of these stalwarts and what we can understand from them in an astrological sense.
The character of James Bond bears close resemblance to the Greek hero Ulysses about whom we shall see in this poem from Tennyson.
“Though much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”
(Alfred Tennyson, Idylls of the King and a Selection of Poems)
In my view, Lord Tennyson’s portrayal of Ulysses shows the
Greek hero as a tired, disillusioned warrior, whereas, James Bond could
be seen as a modern day Ulysses who looks for spontaneity and freedom
in a world which identifies itself with the British Secret Service agent in
both romance and adventure.”
What better way to sum up this article than through this wonderful poem by Poetic Kelz
POEM ON JAMES BOND ( BY POETIC KELZ)
Dr. No is a special guy that came From Russia with Love, He had a Goldfinger and a Thunderball.
Unlike Drake, Yolo was not his motto,
As he believed You Only Live Twice.
He was On Her Majesty’s Secret Service,
There he realised Diamonds Are Forever.
He had to Live and Let Die,
Not even The Man with Golden Gun could stop him. The Dr was in love with The Spy Who Loved Me, Until he was pushed off the Moonraker.
He wrote a letter to the spy titled For Your eyes Only, After which he met the beautiful Octopussy.
Dr. No had A View to a Kill in The Living Daylights, A Licence to Kill and a GoldenEye.
To him, Tomorrow Never Dies,
And The World Is Not Enough.
Dr No. can always Die Another Day,
As long as he plays ‘Texas hold’em’ at the Casino Royale. The Quantum of Solace gave him the happiness he was after, Until he arrived at Skyfall.