Marin Marais and the viola de gama


  This is one of the pieces highlighted in the movie, Tous les matins du monde , directed by Alain Corneau (1943-2010) starring Guillaume Depardieu and his father Gerard as the younger and older Marais.  A review of the movie from the Washington Post can be found here. https://youtu.be/Bng6P118R48                 … Continue reading Marin Marais and the viola de gama

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#143 William Bruce, i.e. Billy Bruce London singer


About a year ago, we put out a want ad for Billy Bruce.  This year, we found him, in London, England, but the year of his birth date is incorrect; it should be 1904 not 1903.  Otherwise all the house cusps that Marc Jones mentions in his book The Sabian Symbols fits using his Placidus … Continue reading #143 William Bruce, i.e. Billy Bruce London singer

Gary Busey is Back to the Future


Gary Busey playing Biff in Back to the Future is rather satirical, as he had a near death experience when he crashed a guard rail back in 1988. It made headline because he refused to wear a helmet and during the surgery to sew his head back together, the actor died on the operating table. … Continue reading Gary Busey is Back to the Future

Frankland’s Musician


William Frankland in his book, Investigative Astrology c. 1900, has this chart with the question of what is his problem?  He gives us some clues:  there is a kite configuration made of the opposition between Mercury and Uranus. He also lets us know that Jupiter is in its essential house of Pisces and Venus is … Continue reading Frankland’s Musician

The Part of Spirit and Karen Carpenter


The Part of Spirit is calculated from the natal ascendant, plus the sun, minus the moon.  According to ancient Greek astrologers, the Part of Spirit (Greek: daimon) literally means that which distributes, or that which is distributed. Daimones were the ancestral spirits who watched over their descendants, the UNIX Operating System took that idea for … Continue reading The Part of Spirit and Karen Carpenter

Kansas City says farewell to Patsy Cline


Since we are in Kansas this week, I noticed, that today is the 55th memorial for the death of Patsy Cline and crew who took off from here on March 3, 1963 on a fatal flight back home to Nashville, Tennessee. The chart below is pogressed from Ms. Cline's rectified natal to approxmiate time at … Continue reading Kansas City says farewell to Patsy Cline

the Pearl: Janis Joplin


Janis Lyn Joplin was born on January 19, 1943 at 9:50 am in St. Mary's Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas. Her father, Seth Joplin, worked at Texaco, and she had two younger siblings, Michael and Laura. When she had acclaim she admitted that the Empress of the blues singer, contralto Bessie Smith (1894-1937) and the … Continue reading the Pearl: Janis Joplin

Shazam! Gomer Pyle is Jim Nabors


We have rectified Jim Nabors’ ascendant at to Cancer 10 that gets the epithet of Great Memory from E C Matthews.  Astrologer G.K. McClung in his Hyperion symbols says that it is a degree of “ripe cherries on a tree”  creating the image of great promise, typically musical, and accomplishment. His Sun and Jupiter are … Continue reading Shazam! Gomer Pyle is Jim Nabors

I think I love you, David Cassiday


David Cassidy in Paris in 1974. CreditEllidge/Getty Images David Cassidy, the actor, singer and teen heartthrob best known as the band member with the green eyes and the feathered haircut on “The Partridge Family,” the 1970s television show about a family band, died on Tuesday in a hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 67. … Continue reading I think I love you, David Cassiday