Reverend John L. Burgess, the first African American bishop of the Episcopal Church


John Melville. Burgess was born March 11, 1909 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on March 11, 1909, the son of Theodore Thomas and Ethel (Beverly) Burgess. He received a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Michigan in 1930 and 1931, respectively, and graduated from Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, Massachusetts., in 1934. He was ordained in 1935. He began his ordained ministry at his … Continue reading Reverend John L. Burgess, the first African American bishop of the Episcopal Church

Zoroastrian Word of the Day AVESTA


We often highlight Zoroastrians on the site, here’s a word from the Oxford English Dictionary. In contemporary times, Freddie Mercury was a Zoroastrian. Avesta, n. [‘The sacred scripture of Zoroastrianism; spec. the ancient texts enshrining the law, liturgy, and belief system of Zoroastrianism, written in the ancient Avestan language.’] Pronunciation: Brit. /əˈvɛstə/, U.S. /əˈvɛstə/ You can read the Avesta at the Zoroastrian Archives.  There is a Zoroastrian Shop on … Continue reading Zoroastrian Word of the Day AVESTA

Pope defrocks McCarrick


Theodore McCarrick’s natal chart and the announcement of his defrocking is striking its five oppositions — a strong chart showing the “Splash” Temperament” and how his actions affected every part of his life — public, private, social, environment and career. You can read the announcement from the New York Times, which time and place we used for the mundane (outer) chart. As we commented in … Continue reading Pope defrocks McCarrick

Defrocking Cardinal Theodore McCarrick


Theodore McCarrick was an Archbishop Emeritus of Newark New Jersey and part of the College of Cardinals that elected the current pope. “The story ” related by a priest to Rod Dreher of the American Conservative and author of how Dante Can Save your Life, was that “McCarrick had a habit of compelling seminarians to share his bed for cuddling”.   These allegations did not … Continue reading Defrocking Cardinal Theodore McCarrick

Omega Point and Teilhard de Chardin


Oxford English Dictionary’s word for Monday 17th September is: Omega point, n. Omega point, n. [‘Theology. With reference to the writings of P. Teilhard de Chardin: a hypothesized end to evolutionary development in which all sentient life will converge into a supreme consciousness; God or Christ as this final end. Also more widely: a final purpose, an end. Cf. omega n. 1b.’] Pronunciation: Brit. /ˈəʊmᵻɡə … Continue reading Omega Point and Teilhard de Chardin

Dust Storm in Uttar Pradesh/Rajasthan India


The time is from the BBC news site where you can watch this video to get an idea of the devastation of the dust storm. It is mesmerizing to watch such havoc. The Chart above looks colourful but understanding the key makes it coherent. Start with the Opposition from the fourth house to the winds and fears of the ninth and Sagittarius. This storm happened … Continue reading Dust Storm in Uttar Pradesh/Rajasthan India

Friends with Shaker Sister Frances


from her obit:  Sister Evangeline Annie Carr, better known as Frances Ann Carr, passed into eternity Jan. 2, 2017, at her home (The Shaker Community), surrounded by her community and loved ones, following a very brief battle with cancer. Download Sister Frances Carr’s chart Sister was born in Lewiston, March 13, 1927, the sixth of seven children born to Herbert and Margaret (Rourke) Carr.  Following the … Continue reading Friends with Shaker Sister Frances