#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

#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