#344 Field Marshall Ferdinand Foch


Field Marshall Ferdinand Foch is credited with the man who ended the War to end all Wars — World War i in the Allies favour.  He was born on October 2, 1851 in Tarbes, France.  Tarbes is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in the Occitanie region of southwestern France and the capital of Bigorre. It has been a commune since 1790.  Tarbes was known … Continue reading #344 Field Marshall Ferdinand Foch

Mashing it up with Alan Alda


Alan Alda is Irish-Italian and the son of actor Robert Alda and Josephine Browne, who was the New York state beauty-pageant winner.  He was their only child born  Alphonso Joseph D’Abruzzo on January 28, 1936 in Brooklyn.   Robert and Josephine (Joan) were married 31 December 1932 and divorced in 1948 because of her unstable health.  His father was dubbed Alda as a portmanteau of … Continue reading Mashing it up with Alan Alda

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

Barack Obama, 1st Inauguration


Bucket Temperament Type Barack Hussein Obama’s 1st inauguration on January 20, 2009, at 12 noon had the Ascendant of  13.56 Taurus.  Sepharial wrote about 15o years ago about this Symbol that it denotes a “humble and conscientious nature that find pleasure in good works. …. The chief characteristic is the sense of justice and fraternity and shows a degree of Liberality.” Marc Edmund Jones on … Continue reading Barack Obama, 1st Inauguration