Sabian Astrologer, Margaret Morrell


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 … Continue reading Sabian Astrologer, Margaret Morrell

#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

#58 Pop novelist, Faith Baldwin


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 … Continue reading #58 Pop novelist, Faith Baldwin

Saturn return: DeKlerk legalizes the ANC


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 … Continue reading Saturn return: DeKlerk legalizes the ANC

#341 Star Crossed Scott Fitzgerald


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 … Continue reading #341 Star Crossed Scott Fitzgerald

Media Man: Stephen K. Bannon


Biograph: You can download chart here: Stephen K Bannon 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 … Continue reading Media Man: Stephen K. Bannon