#54 Always be prepared, Baron Baden Powell of Gilwell


Born Robert Stephenson Smyth Powell, is best known as the founder of both the Boys Scout and Girl Guide movements.  He was born on February 22 1857 in Paddington London though the biography, cited below, says Oxford England.  His chart was rectified by Cyril Fagan.  Powell was a successful military leader, author and artist who…

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Bernie Sanders has Chutzpah


Bernie Sanders was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York  on September 8th 1941, three months before the advent of World War II to Eli a Jewish immigrant from Poland in the 1920s and Dorothy who was born in the lower East side of Manhattan.  He went to James Madison High School in the…

Orson Welles


The popular takes is that George Orson Welles  has an ascendant of Gemini 26 but looking at that chart, we saw nothing spectacular that supported that idea, so we rectified it to 24 Taurus making it conjunct his Mercury and Sun.  Now with a good preponderance in the tenth house and Aquarius the boy wonder…

Balanchine’s Mel Tomlinson


Rectified with 9:15 birth time for Raleigh, North Carolina. Previously unknown. Mel A. Tomlinson, a ballet dancer of powerful, regal demeanor and one of the few performers to star with three major companies — Dance Theater of Harlem, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and New York City Ballet — died on Feb. 5 in Huntersville,…

#62 Tallulah Bankhead


                "My father warned me about men and alcohol; he said nothing about women and cocaine."  ...................... Tallulah Bankhead There was always some suspicion about Ms. Bankhead's sexual preference, but with her Ascendant of 21 Virgo opposite Pallas in Pisces on the seventh house cusp, we have do…

Zoroastrian Word of the Day AVESTA


We often highlight Zoroastrians on the site, here's a word from the Oxford English Dictionary. In contemporary times, Freddie Mercury was a Zoroastrian. Avesta, n. [‘The sacred scripture of Zoroastrianism; spec. the ancient texts enshrining the law, liturgy, and belief system of Zoroastrianism, written in the ancient Avestan language.’] Pronunciation: Brit. /əˈvɛstə/, U.S. /əˈvɛstə/ You can read the Avesta…