Margaret Morrell and Mathilde Shapiro were members of the Sabian Assembly that helped Marc Jones in writing and publishing his astrological works. There is alas no birth information on Miss Shapiro other than a portrait photo on Geni.com, maintained by her niece Roey.
Miss Morrell’s birth data was collected by the late Lois Rodden herself. She was born on March 28 1906 at 6 am in York Springs, Pennsylvania — near Gettysburg and West Virginia where she eventually reposed sometime before Marc himself, in 1978. This gives her the ascendant of 05 Aries, A white triangle with golden wings.This symbol is of the evolution of pure self, stage that as yet has been substantiated. Its goal is though known. Positively, it is a degree of attention; negatively,the self is lost in the miasma of others.
Marc mentions the two women in the foreward to Astrology How and Why, first self-published by the Sabian Publishing Society in 1945 and then republished by Dell Publishing in 1969. There are few extant copies of the original mss., one of which we were lucky to procure.
The map of Morrell
Miss Morrell is a deviated bowl temperament type with her Uranus in the 10th house showing her psychic abilities and dedication to them in her life. It is also square its Lord in the 12th suggesting that because of the overall times, astrology was poorly regarded and often dismissed, and the specific era of her life, the 30’s were the Depression and the 40’s WWII, her career path was rather intercepted by these events.
Her Mercury is conjunct her Sun so her Mental Chemistry tended to be more self-taught than scholastic. She has a large preponderance on the 1st house cusp coupled with her Uranus at her Midheaven meant she was considered “eccentric” by most.
Her Mars, the Lord of her chart, is in the 2nd house conjunct the Moon, thus she relied on her psychic abilities and with Neptune at the 4th she was perhaps clairaudient.
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
King Alfonso was facing political problems in the country and hastened his own downfall by agreeing to a military dictatorship. He was in 1931 the monarch was deposed. The family moved into exile. There were plans for young Alfonso’s deposition but he renounced his rights to the then-defunct throne to marry a Cuban commoner, Edelmira Sampedro y Robato, in Ouchy on 21 June 1933. Alfonso took the courtesy title Count of Covadonga as were required by the regulations for the succession set by the Pragmatic Sanction of Charles III. The couple divorced 8 May 1937, with Edelmira keeping the title Countess of Covadonga.
The Prince then married Marta Esther Rocafort-Altuzarra in Havana, Cuba on 3 July 1937. That did not last either and they were divorced on 8 January 1938. He had no children by either of his wives.
Rectifying the Prince
We do not agree with the 12 noon birthtime. We have rectified it to 9:35 AM and 24.30 Cancer ascendant i.e. Cancer 25 — a dark martle is thrown suddenly around the right shoulder (keyword is destiny). This gives the Prince a preponderance in the 1st house and Cancer. Pluto discovered upon the Rise of the German Reich and the Spanish Second Republic is in his 12th house at 22.27 Gemini and near to his 01 Cancer Part of Fortune, of a flag furling and unfurling — blowing this way and that with the wind, however best suits it. A better symbol for an ascendant of someone self-interested and selfish who wants to get ahead, but for destiny it is weakened by their inconstancy in effort and changing times; and so it proved for the Prince.
He died after a car crash in Miami because he bled to death from his hemophilia and was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery there. His former wife, the Contessa of Covadonga, though asked, did not appear to pay her respects.
The chart is for when the baby died. I happened to catch this article on the bing news feed from the Chicago Trib. Our featured image is of the daddy; there is no mention of mummy.
Will County man has been charged in connection to what authorities say was the beating death of his 10-week-old daughter. The infant, Kora Middono, was airlifted to Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago on Monday and pronounced dead there about 12:50 p.m. the same day, according to authorities.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office determined her death was a homicide by blunt force trauma and child abuse, the agency reported.
According to police in the village of Channahon, southwest of Joliet, Kora was brought to a hospital in nearby Grundy County just after 11 p.m. Sunday, when officials were told the injuries occurred when the baby’s father collapsed as a result of a heart condition and landed on the child.
On Tuesday, police announced that the girl’s father, Jonathon R. Middono, 29, has been charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm to a child under the age of 13.
Where is Channahon?
Channahon is a village in Grundy and Will counties. The population is about was 12,560. It was developed in 1961. It’s name means “Meeting of the Waters” in Pottawatomie as it is located at the confluence of the Des Plaines and Kankakee rivers, where they form the Illinois River.
The Pottawatomie Indians solely inhabited this area until white settlers began to settle here in 1832. In 1836, construction began on the I & M Canal and Channahon became the site for one of the locks that were needed along the waterway. The village itself was laid out by Myrvin Benjamin, and for a while it was called DuPage, after the river that cut through the area. In the 1840s, it was renamed Swifton, after the I & M Canal board president.
This area continued to thrive until the railroad replaced inland boat travel, which caused business to decline.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.7 males.
The median income for a household in the village is a whopping $94,519
Oops I just fell on the baby and can’t get up!
Hospital staff members determined Kora’s condition “indicated significant injuries to her head consistent with blunt force trauma,” police said in a news release. Police said that additional charges are possible in the case as their investigation continues. Middono is being held in Will County Jail on a $2 million bond. According to police, the family first reported that the injuries occurred in a hotel room in Channahon where the family had been living.
Channahon police were called to the hospital and learned the family had moved to a motel in Crest Hill on about May 30, Channahon Police Department Deputy Chief Adam Bogart said. Detectives were able to get into their room and determine the girl suffered her injuries in the Crest Hill motel sometime on Sunday, Bogart said. Channahon and Crest Hill police are continuing their investigation, Bogart said.
“The investigation is ongoing,” he said. “We’re looking at video, everything we can to build a stronger case.”An official with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services said the agency had no prior contact with the family and is now investigating this incident, and that another child in the household has been placed with a relative.
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 day of demise. The green innermost chart is her nativity.
The arrows show a lethal virus hit her, Venus to Neptune opposite the Moon to her natal Venus conjunct Moon. One suspects that looking at the first-seventh house that someone older in her family contracted it first, perhaps her grandmother or an aunt and transmitted it to her.
She was not born under the most propitious circumstances; her natal chart is bifurcated right in the middle, Jones calls that a deviated bowl, with nothing in the tenth and eleventh houses somewhat hinting that she would not make it to adulthood.
Another interesting aspect is her Uranus bumping up from her first to the twelfth house highlighting an unusual relationship with a hospital — perhaps this was her first and only visit that is semisextile to her ascendant’s ruler Jupiter that is also the lord of the twelfth house (Jupiter rules Pisces). In the progressed chart not much changes as it is just one turn around the wheel so that just replicates the natal chart for the most part except for Uranus that is now just entering air-borne Aquarius in the second house opposite Mars in Cancer in the eighth where it is in its essential ruler. But it is the Venus-Neptune setup that introduces the lethal virus unfortunately without pencillin the poor girl did not have a chance. Our belated condolences.
There was a time when Faith Baldwin books lined the supermarket checkout counters along with Daphne du Maurier, Anya Seton, Susan Howatch, Barbara Cartland, Jean Plaidy/Philippa Carr and so on. Now she would be compared to Nora Roberts. Searching for Baldwin’s book, all we could find was her first Mavis of Green Hills and that as a free Kindle, so I took it, if only to read some of what she wrote. Overall, she wrote 85 novels, but as one can tell from the New Yorker review attached, they were contemporary vehicles and got the derisive epithet of “light fiction.”
The format was simple and formulaic. No matter what the difficulties are, how seedy the hero seems, honour and goodness triumph, and the hero and heroine are united in happiness. Evil, depravity, poverty, and sex found no place in her work, which she wrote for the housewife and working girl. Their popularity of her writing was enormous. In 1936, in the midst of the Great Depression, she published five novels in a magazine serial form and three earlier serials in volume form and saw four of her works made into motion pictures, for an income that year in excess of $315,000. Adjusted for 2018 that is about a cool 6 million USD.
Baldwin wrote innumerable stories, articles, and newspaper columns. Despite her protestions to the contrary, she seemed to have a real flair for authorship. She died on March 18, 1978 in the affluent bedroom community of Norwalk, Connecticut. Her husband Hugh H. Cuthrell died in 1953; he was the former president of the Brooklyn Union Gas Company, now Keyspan.
Marc Jones in his Jones 1000, has Miss Baldwin’s nativity listed at the wrong time — 8 am and a 03 Scorpio Rising. It changes the whole focus of her writing, from light and enjoyable to something dark and sexual, so we rectified that to 29 Virgo, a “woman gaining secret knowledge, ‘ thereby also changing her emphasis from Fixed (idea oriented) to Mutable (people).
This ascendant also depicts the possibilities of great experience that lie waiting to blossom underneath and how her discovery into her personal imagination gave greater awareness to others. The change also makes her ascendant partile to her Mars, a strong placement for a writer because it links their love of writing to its very act of creation — the physicality of putting their thoughts, emotions and imagination on paper. Now her Moon is in a good aspect [trine] to her Mercury, bequeathing a strong imagination but alas with Venus semisquare Mars tells us that despite her talent, her poor taste will stop her from every being more than an ephemeral (line of Culture absent) fad.
The real question is whether she is a deviated bowl, or a see-saw temperament type. Read Marc Jones’s Counseling Manual and discover. It’s worth it.
An Abbreviated bio
Miss Baldwin attended the Brooklyn Heights Academy and finishing schools in Brooklyn and Briarcliff Manor, N. Y. In 1914, she went to Dresden, Germany, where she lived for two years with one of her mother’s closest friends. “Life didn’t change for us because of the war,” she recalled. “I was sent to cooking school and learned German, but we continued to go to the opera.”
In 1916 she returned home and when the United States entered the war, she worked for the War Camp Community Service. In the winter of 1919 she met Hugh H. Cuthrell, a Navy pilot who later became president and chairman of the board of the Brooklyn Union Gas Company. They were married in Brooklyn the next winter when she was 27 years old. They had four children, including Hugh Jr., who was killed in a car accident in 1960.
Miss Baldwin’s first novel was published in 1921. In 1927 he sold her first serial, to Good Housekeeping, and she realized that her efforts had paid off.. Afterward she sold the serialization rights to her books for as much as $55,000 (1 million dollars in 2018 dollars).
In one year, 1936, she wrote five novels for serialization in Cosmopolitan and The Ladies’ Home Journal. She published three novels, written and serialized the year before, and Hollywood made movies from four others, featuring stars like Henry Fonda, Jean Harlow and Clark Gable, all the top billings at the time. In addition, she wrote columns for various New York newspapers and was invited almost daily to give speeches and interviews.
Jack Dempsey is one of Marc Jones’s notables and comes in at 228. He does not provide the place, but that’s easy enough to fix, he was born in a coal mining town in Colorado. The time Jones has is also on Astro.com but does not work with the known biographical details of his life, so we rectified him to a 4:40 PM birth time for his birthplace Manassa, Colorado. For those using the Sabian Symbols book, both charts are supplied.
Manassa is high in the Rockies, at 7.664 feet or 2,344 meter high. It was founded in 1851 by Mormons who it Manasseh, the son of Joseph of the many-coloured coat.¹ Once the mining went, most of the original settlers did too.
The Dempsey’s were a mixture of Irish & English Jews & Catholics and they came to Manasseh like everyone else for the mining, but shortly after William Harrison, named after the ninth president of the United States, the whole family converted to the prevailing Mormonism. William Harry as he was originally called, got his stage name Jack from his elder brothers who all fought under the “Dempsey” name and bestowed “Jack” to their youngest brother in honor of the Nonpareil 2 himself.
Among several, one reason for the later time is Sirius, the Dog Star, conjunct his Mercury in the eighth house important because Dempsey made another fortune running his nightclub in New York City (liquor and its sales are eighth house Scorpian issues because they are liquid and cause inebriation).
The fixed star Sirius is an old star and it is depicted conjunct to Jupiter in the Dendera Zodiac — the oldest zodiac around. Cleopatra’s father supposedly died in 51 BC when the Sirius-Jupiter conjunction occurred and the great Nile queen herself expired August 12th 30 BC. While the Egyptian calendar was lunar based, each month having about 30 days each, it was timed to the helical 4 rising of Sirius and so important deaths were noted when they coincided with that.
Another star in that vicinity is Canopus, also conjunct Mercury. This one bestows a headstrong nature & subsequent loss through domestic affairs — he was married four times excepting the last most lasting just a few years. Neptune in the seventh is conjunct Fixed Star Rigel, this gives Jack an energetic but cautious, disposition making him a natural diplomat and generous to those less fortunate — he spearheaded a fund for down and out fellow boxer Joe Lewis when the latter fell upon rough times.
Some time later Joseph was told, “Your father is ill.” So he took his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim along with him.,
Genesis chapter 48, verse 1.
Nonpareil Jack Dempsey was actually stage for the original too. His real name was John Edward Kelly and was an Irish-born American boxer and first holder of the World Middleweight Championship in a true international bout against Australian Billy McCarthy. He was nicknamed “Nonpareil” because he was unbeatable and never quit.
Our header shot is from George Bellow’s painting Dempsey and Firpo being on exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art this fall. It memorializes the match between the “Manassa Mauler,” and the “Bull of the Pampas,” held at the Polo Grounds in New York in September 1923 before 82,000 spectators.
Bellows’s print focuses on the moment Dempsey was hoisted back into the ring, the legality of which was later questioned, resulting in controversy. The artist inserted his self-portrait in the lower left corner of the composition, with his attention cast on the most dramatic moment of the action-filled fight.
Sirius, the brightest star in the heavens, travels a helical (helix or spiral) path through space.
I could find nothing to support this date under the original heading of “abolishing apartheid” but upon further research I was able to spot an article from the New York Times archives about DeKlerk legalizing the ANC, that must have been the incident to which it was referring. Another pertinent fact, is that apartheid was a relatively recent prohibition into South African politics — it was instituted after World War II around 1948 when the current political party came to power. One must wonder whether ex-Nazi’s fled to the riches of South Africa, like they did to South America, to try and regroup.
The ANC, the African National Congress, was founded in 1912 originally as the South African Native National Congress, with the main goal of voting rights for Coloureds (persons of mixed race and black Africans) in the Cape Province. It was renamed the African National Congress in 1923 as more militant Communists, then called Leninists, took over the party as it wanted to embrace all black tribal Africans.
In 1940s its Youth League branch made great overtures to young oppressed blacks to rise up within the party and spearheaded the fight to eliminate apartheid, the official South African policy of racial separation and discrimination. The ANC was banned as an organization from 1960 to 1990 by the ruling government. During these three decades it operated underground and outside South African territory. The ban was lifted in 1990 by Willem DeKlerk, and Nelson Mandela, the president of the ANC, was freed from prison upon which he was elected to head the new South African tri-racial ( black, white and mixed) government.
The DeKlerk – ANC Map
It is an interesting map, as it shows that other countries were the main force for South Africa to stop its segregation practises. There are few planets below in the northern hemisphere, just Jupiter and the Moon and I am going to assume that Jupiter is America because it was definitely the noisiest. The Moon in the second house shows that South Africa worried about economic boycott and so relented.
It is hard to see this as anything but a deviated bowl — the map depicting a split personality of someone kicking and screaming into submission, somewhat akin to the Korean Boy-King and his lovey dovey overtones these days. It cannot be a see-saw, the most popular of all temperament types because of the sextile width between the Moon and Jupiter and it falls rather neatly into a half hemisphere shape. The midheaven, the destiny of the chart, makes a good rim against Jupiter and Pluto hovering over on the Ninth-Eighth house cusp suggests a lip that is forcing everything into place.
The ascendant is 18 Pisces “men in cars racing to a stoplight” a degree that Kent McClung writes suggests the “rejection of all limitation while producing an excess of enthusiasm in action.” He says that this degree is one of “human liberation” that brings forth a joie de vivre and gets the keyword of Bravado. Seems rather pertinent under the circumstances.
Born in St. Paul Minnesota on September 24, 1896, Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald really was named after the relative who penned the national anthem, the Star Spangled Banner. He joked once driving by his ancestor’s statue in Baltimore “Don’t let Uncle Frank see me drunk!”
Scott was urbane and Princeton educated, yet he and the macho Hemingway struck up a fast friendship after meeting in Paris in 1925. Their relationship was complicated by Hemingway’s intense dislike of Zelda Fitzgerald, whom he described a “crazy” (she was) and a distraction to her husband’s writing; he told the younger man to ditch her so he could amount to something.
Scott did not listen and Poppa grew weary of giving unlistened advice and by 1937 they drifted apart: Scott lamented it often but he tended to be maudlin.
Scott’s ascendant is at 29 Aquarius, directly opposite Regulus, where his Jupiter lies. That seems to be an unfortunate placement — a wildly exuberant Jupiter on the Throne spending lavishly on entertainment, travel and liquor, its almost reminiscent of the Sun King, Louis XVI, though I do not know for sure.
Still, even for a king, this cannot be a good placement, too much frolicky and not enough attention to his duties and lo and behold his T-square gets a point focus not at the midheaven but with erratic Uranus nearby. Saturn is close, right between individualistic Uranus and his Ascendants Lord, and Mercury, giving him a crisp writing style that almost swings with that Charleston Beat. Hemingway was right, Scott was indeed a gifted writer, his chart shows a quintile for every septile, but he had little respect for it except when he was down and needed cash, typically to pay Zelda’s hospital bills.
What type is that anyhow?
We have not run into this type of chart previously, but Scott was a deviated bowl. Everything pretty much fits within that Western hemisphere pushing his experience out to the floor for all its worth, but there is a wide gap between Jupiter and Mars — a bit too wide that suggests he was always running from pillar to post and back again. Thankfully, he has the majority of his planets in fixed houses, so he was adamant about writing, and it seems he kept a detailed journal, but writing fiction takes time, and a lot of it, for long stretches and Scott with planets in mutable signs did sporadically.
Of course, it is natural, like Hemingway did, to blame Zelda, everyone did and she was a diagnosed schizophrenic, but looking at his chart, one realizes how much like Jimmy Buffet’s theme, Wasted Away Again in Margaritaville, “it was his own damn fault.”
Marc Jones noted his septiles remarking that they show a person’s tendency to get fixed into a pattern of self-compulsion. In Scott’s chart, we see with Uranus up top, showing how his need for independent self-expression thwarted his life’s purpose. Here, this particular septile led Scott to compromise his artistic value for a paycheck. He did that with “This Side of Paradise” and again, most notably in the legendary rewrite of “Gone with the Wind” where the company’s crony got the notice and Scott got a paycheck, not even mentioned in the credits.
Probably his most sustained work, and masterpiece, The Great Gatsby, but the pity is, there could have been so much more.
Bannon is almost mythic. He was a Navy SEAL, an investment banker with Goldman Sachs, a Hollywood filmmaker, producer of many Seinfeld episodes, which he owns, Breitbart publisher and now a senior advisor for President Donald J. Trump.
After a few years at Goldman Sachs, Bannon, in 1990, launched his boutique investment bank, Bannon, and Company and helped Huffington Post go IPO. In between Goldman and being bought out by Societe Generale, he ran Biosphere II after its initial failure because scientists had created a glut of organic material like peat and compost in the soil inside the domes that set off an explosive growth of oxygen-eating bacteria. Bannon was integral to rekeying focus on how to balance that bacteria, so the Biosphere project could be sustainable and successful.
From there, he became an executive producer of several big hit movies ranging from the Oscar-nominated “Titus,” starring Anthony Hopkins, to the Cold War documentary “In the Face of Evil,” and underwrote many of the early episodes of Seinfeld.
He met Andrew Breitbart when the latter, also a resident of Southern California, was launching his eponymous news website in the early 2000s. The two joined forces, and the networked Bannon provided office space and investors.
Following Breitbart’s sudden death on March 01 2012 in LA, from heart failure at age 43, Bannon took over as executive chairman of the website and oversaw its relaunch. Today, Breitbart News draws about 21 million unique visitors per month and has podcasts on itunes. It was a central web force in generating animosity toward House Speaker John Boehner, driving the Speaker from office.
here is no known birth time for Mr. Bannon’s birth date of November 27, 1953, in Norfolk Virginia, so we have rectified it to 10:59 AM that is 02.07 Aquarius the essential lord of which is Jupiter & Pluto.¹ It has a poignant symbol of a “Deserter from the Navy” that Marc Jones writes “symbolises his independence carried to the point of rebellion for the sake of the immediate liberation of the spirit.” But on a deeper level, the Ascendant falling in the Twelfth House suggests that Bannon undermines his own success — perhaps pushing it too far.
He is a deviated bowl temperament type, a rather rare group that occurs when one planet is greater than 30 degrees away from the next grouping but still falls within the same hemisphere (see the gap between Mars and the Moon). All of his planets are in the Western portion of the map, making him an experience junkie who captures activities that have started by others and then brings them to consummation.
Another rarity he has, is his Unaspected Saturn in the Ninth House suggesting that he decides on imporant issues in an all or nothing manner, when he senses that his aim isin peril. Click here to read more about Bannon & Unaspected Planets.
His 03 Aquarius Ascendant suggests he is an extreme individualist, with a disregard of the consequences and constraints of the societal polemic on his actions. This makes him a demanding personality that “does not flourish into responsible action”¹ until the native gets his “wake up call.” That call would literally be his separated Moon, ruled by the Archangel Gabriel, and exact to fixed star Regulus at 28 Leo, that called him out of his selfish stupor.
Leo 28 is a tree felled and sawed and a symbol of employment of the lesser for the greater good and the individuals ability to rise in a crisis to the center of attention by pressing forward the functions and necessities valuable to overall life. The Keyword is Immediacy and suggests positivitely man’s enthusiastic emphasis to mobilize those around him, but negatively tells of popular disregard by of other’s lack of vision.
On the other side of the “gap” is Bannon’s Mars at 16 Libra “a boat landing washed away” that heralds the sudden awakening which from the many accounts online — there is no written biography of him — suggest happened about thirteen years ago when he became a born-again Roman Catholic thanks to the efforts of actor-evangelist James Patrick Caviezel.
A stellium of planets dominates
The Uranian literary society is the semi-sextile to his Pluto / Moon conjunction in his seventh house. This agreement between the three planets is not to Bannon’s advantage; chances are his partners have a hard time living up to his expectations, and he is far too critical and exacting for their peace of mind. Perhaps this aspect is the reasons for his two acrimonious divorces.
That sextile in the partnership house brings us back to the Part of Fortune of the Autumnal Leaf and the square his Sun at 06 Sagittarius for a continuing game of cricket. Like Sir Donald the great batsman himself, Mr. Bannon learns from his mistakes as squares are strict teachers that force the native to do their work otherwise boxing them into a Sisyphean world of endless sorrow. Alas not everyone shows sportsmanship in losing or the willingness to learn from them, but Bannon can.
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The Morinus House System, proposed by Morin De Villefranche, a seventeenth-century astrologer, the astrological houses are dividedequallyonto the equator thus separating the Rising Sign from the Rising Degree. Australian astrologer David Cope fixed that problem with his Meridian system. Both systems can be used in any latitude unlike the Porphyry, Placidus, Koch and Regiomontus. See our article on House systems for more including an example chart of Wendell Willkie here.
Thus the ascendant is not always either on the cusp of the first house or in the first house and two, there are not any intercepted houses. Author Tracy Porter from a post in 1996, likes intercepted houses and writes about their value here; we disagree and have dropped them mostly.