#520 Stalin Prize Winner: Rockwell Kent


Rockwell Kent was born in Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York the same year as  fellow artist, Edward Hopper.  The Tappan Zee Bridge now separates the two counties, back then it was a ferry service.  Their art, unsurprisingly, is quite similar, desolate landscapes with few people and the two took similar methods, if only by their … Continue reading #520 Stalin Prize Winner: Rockwell Kent

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Another Mars Bucket — Kate Spade


Like Sigmund Freud that we just highlighted, the late Kate Spade also has a Martial handle to her larger bucket.  Hers falls on the seventh house cusp highlighting how her partnership with her husband Andrew Spade, really brought her inspiration and drove her workaholic self into high gear.  It is partile to her mid-heaven so … Continue reading Another Mars Bucket — Kate Spade

Atari’s Pong + Ted Dabney


Ted Dabney (far left) stands in front of a Pong arcade machine in 1973 with (left to right) co-founder Nolan Bushnell, head of finance Fred Marincic, and the man credited with the idea for Pong, Allan Alcorn...from NPR News. Mr Dabney has a good chart for an engineer- lots of earth signs and little air … Continue reading Atari’s Pong + Ted Dabney

On the Lusitania, Elbert Hubbard


                                        Unravelling Hubbard and his legacy at Roycroft We will be tackling the various charts in Marc Jones's How to Learn Astrology by Marc Jones over the succeeding months.  You can read the whole book online … Continue reading On the Lusitania, Elbert Hubbard

de Givenchy succumbs to the 3rd Saturn return


  Hubert de Givenchy, the French couturier of  romantic elegance  for more than four decades, died on Saturday at his home outside Paris. He was 91. Philippe Venet, his longtime companion and a former couture designer, confirmed the death. de Givenchy had been the designer of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Grace Kelly and memorably Audrey Hepburn, … Continue reading de Givenchy succumbs to the 3rd Saturn return

#123 Claude Bragdon, Architect


Claude Fayette Bragdon (1866-1946) was an architect, artist, writer, philosopher, and stage designer. He was a dedicated Theosophist and occultist.  He is a Splash temperament type; notice that all but three houses have a planet contained -- the eighth, the third and the sixth.  The eighth is odd because of the deaths of his two … Continue reading #123 Claude Bragdon, Architect

#98 Stock Market Wizard: Roger Babson


"More people should learn to tell their dollars where to go instead of asking them where they went."  Roger Ward Babson, economist Mr. Babson is a  Splash temperament type with a fixed Cosmic Grand Cross in his chart making him very persistent with things.  We rectified his Ascendant to 10 Sagittarius,  giving him a noble … Continue reading #98 Stock Market Wizard: Roger Babson

Olympic Ralph Lauren


Ralph Lauren is a on a roll.  Last year he designed the first lady's dress for the inauguration.  This year he created the USA Olympic Team's couture (our header image is an illustration). Born Ralph Lifshitz in the Bronx, New York on October 14, 1939, he grew up there on Moshulu Parkway, itself a creation … Continue reading Olympic Ralph Lauren

Gertrude Jekyll: A gardener’s delight


You can read her works over on Archive.org Here’s one of my favorites. https://archive.org/details/woodandgardenno03jekygoog We have rectified her birthtime to 10:06 in the morning, giving her a Capricorn 06 Ascendant and making her a very resourceful lady. She has lots of planets in her eleventh house, because Miss Jekyll had many notable friends that influenced … Continue reading Gertrude Jekyll: A gardener’s delight

#347 Henry Ford, making America great


Biography of an Industrialist Britannica vers. 11 is typically first-rate, giving more incisive information than the online watered down version, but sometimes, as in the industrialist Henry Ford, they leave you wanting, wondering how they ignored him as he was reaching his height when they started the edition in 1908. Instead for a brief biography, we … Continue reading #347 Henry Ford, making America great