#27 A fool for love, Prince Alfonso


Alfonso was the eldest child of the then-reigning the Bourbon King Alfonso XIII and his wife, Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg and born on May 10, 1907 at 12:35 PM according to Marc Jones. He and his youngest brother Gonzalo were both hemophiliacs like their cousin Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich of Russia. Both boys kept in specially-tailored jackets to prevent injury from accidents. The Spanish Civil War … Continue reading #27 A fool for love, Prince Alfonso

Death by diptheria


She was born on August 20th, 1900 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Twelve years later right a fortnight before Thanksgiving — it was late that year — on  November 15, 1912,  she was admitted to Minneapolis hospital with diptheria.  The cart are coloured coded:  the middle is brown and represents the progressed chart to that cruel day while the outside parti-coloured chart is the transit of approximate … Continue reading Death by diptheria

#13 Robert Seymour Bridges, poet


In Autumn Moonlight In autumn moonlight, when the white air wan Is fragrant in the wake of summer hence, ‘Tis sweet to sit entranced, and muse thereon In melancholy and godlike indolence: When the proud spirit, lull’d by mortal prime To fond pretence of immortality, Vieweth all moments from the birth of time, All things whate’er have been or yet shall be. And like the … Continue reading #13 Robert Seymour Bridges, poet

Guillaume Depardieu


I caught the musical biography of Marin Marais, (baptized March 31, 1656, Paris—died Aug. 15, 1728, Paris), the French composer & virtuoso of the viola da gamba (a musical instrument similar to the cello), in the French movie Tous les matins du monde (1991; “All the Mornings of the World” directed by Alain Corneau) where Depardieu fils plays the younger Marais and Depardieu père plays the elder.   Watching it, I wondered … Continue reading Guillaume Depardieu

#347 Sigmund Freud & the Piano Keys


We mentioned previously that Elbert Hubbard was the first horoscope in How to Learn Astrology with a full complement of astrological symbology.  Sigmund Freud is part of the earlier lessons where Marc Jones uses his “piano key” to highlight what the student should focus on.  In a B&W publishing word, the piano keys were a great invention and keeps the eye focused on the points … Continue reading #347 Sigmund Freud & the Piano Keys

Gaspard Bauhin– the flower’s best friend


First is Dr. Bauhin’s chart as would have been made for him at his birth, unless Campanus or Regiomontanus was in favour, a Hellenistic whole house affair.  We have rectified him to 05.18 Gemini, that Dr. Gordon says gives a “studious and sane mind.  Sober judgement.”  I decided to do a chart on him because of all the planting I did over the weekend and … Continue reading Gaspard Bauhin– the flower’s best friend

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 there and exalted.  The trine, depicted in yellow, goes from … Continue reading Frankland’s Musician