#835 Cyrl Meir Scott, Theosophical Composer


Cyril Meir Scott, (born Sept. 27, 1879, Oxton, Cheshire, Eng.—died Dec. 31, 1970, Eastbourne), English composer and poet known especially for his piano and orchestral music. In the early 20th century Scott established a musical reputation in continental Europe with his Piano Quartet in E Minor (1901) and Second Symphony (1903).  He music was so … Continue reading #835 Cyrl Meir Scott, Theosophical Composer

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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

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

Love him or hate him, Here’s Alex Jones


                                                       Working the numbers We know little about Mr. Alexander Emrick Jones, but he sure does have a lot of oppositions and a grand trine in earth == moon … Continue reading Love him or hate him, Here’s Alex Jones

#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

On the air with Dan Ingram at WABC


“You talk for 10 seconds, the music plays, you’ve got nothing to do.” Here's an unrectified chart for Dan Ingram, a popular deejay in New York City.  The obit is from the New York Times but I must admit for a deejay a lot of planets in the twelfth does make sense.  Also, transpluto on … Continue reading On the air with Dan Ingram at WABC

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

Mr Bernstein of Citizen Kane & Everett Sloane


Everett Sloane was in many movies in his career but he is best known as Mr. Bernstein in Orson Welles' Citizen Kane.  He was the eldest of three children born to Nathaniel Isadore Sloane, an insurance broker and cotton merchant, and  Rose Gerstein, from Boston on October 1, 1909.    We have rectified his ascendant … Continue reading Mr Bernstein of Citizen Kane & Everett Sloane