#35 First Baron of Amulree, Wm. Warrender MacKenzie


William Warrender Mackenzie, 1st Baron Amulree, GBE, PC, KC -- Knight Commander -- (19 August 1860 – 5 May 1942) was born in Scone, Scotland, a town outside of Perth..   He was the fourth son of Robert MacKenzie and his wife the former Jean Menzies.  The Baron was also known as Sir William Mackenzie between … Continue reading #35 First Baron of Amulree, Wm. Warrender MacKenzie

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Cumberland Clark of Bournemouth


The header image is of Mr Clark's funeral statue.  Reportedly he told his minister Rev. Dr John Short,  ‘I do not care if everything else I have written should perish; I would like that to live.’   It is inscribed: ‘Sacred to the memory of Cumberland Clark, poet, historian, dramatist … The longer I live the … Continue reading Cumberland Clark of Bournemouth

Racing with Danica Patrick


Astro.com has Danica at 6:18 pm on March 25, 1982 in Beloit Wisconsin.  It gives her this map. I am not sure why I bothered rectifying this one, as I just changed it an hour or so making Mars go south to 12.25 Libra and the Moon north to 13.07 Aries.  In the original setup … Continue reading Racing with Danica Patrick

Women’s Suffrage 8-18-1920


The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, is ratified by Tennessee, giving it the two-thirds majority of state ratification necessary to make it the law of the land. “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by … Continue reading Women’s Suffrage 8-18-1920

Deciding on Paul J. Manafort, jr.


I don't know if 29 Gemini is his ascendant, but putting together all the various dates out there on his marriage, schooling and current legal problem it seems to work. The red transit outer chart is for today, August 18th  as the jury is hung and cannot come to a decision.  Also, the place is … Continue reading Deciding on Paul J. Manafort, jr.

#228 Jack Dempsey and the Stars


Jack Dempsey is one of Marc Jones's notables and comes in at 228. He does not provide the place, but that's easy enough to fix, he was born in a coal mining town in Colorado. The time he states, 5:30 am is also on Astro.com but does not work with the known biographical details of … Continue reading #228 Jack Dempsey and the Stars

Chimeric George Parker


George Parker was a British astrologer who published an ephemeris, including heliocentric positions with his partner, Dr. John Partridge. from Parker's Tutor²:   a Sun in Leo gives a large voice, broad face and a mark on the aspect.  An honourable character, faithful to his friend and just in his promises.  He takes pleasure in Warfare … Continue reading Chimeric George Parker

This week in Wheeling WV – 8/13-8/19


Our header picture is of Bill and Diana Roche, the latter whom passed the previous week.  Next week we hit the Empire State. This may have been a rough week for many, with the after effects of the Blood Eclipse, highlighting many a fatality.  Even deaths that were expected from old age or illness, are … Continue reading This week in Wheeling WV – 8/13-8/19

aretha franklin and the soul of r&b


Aretha Louise Franklin was born in Memphis on March 25, 1942. Her mother, Barbara Siggers Franklin, was a gospel singer and pianist. Her father, the Rev. Clarence LaVaughn Franklin, known as C. L., preached.  Her parents separated when Aretha was 6; she remained with her father.   Her mother died about five years later from a … Continue reading aretha franklin and the soul of r&b

Sophie Watillon, violist and Siwa


Sophie was born on December 7 1965 in Namur, Belgium.  We have rectified her chart for a 04.02 Pisces Ascendant that Dr. Gordon claims "gives her a propensity to service through the  material things in life."  In her case that was the viola da gama, that we have highlighted this week in the Marais and … Continue reading Sophie Watillon, violist and Siwa