Marc Edmund Jones on September 17, 1932 gave a talk to the Metaphysical Library . We are picking 9 AM since we know that neither Jones nor the other metaphysicians went to services that day. The bi-wheel below is Marc’s natal chart and the lecture time.
Apropos to the topic, the lecture gets a humanistic splash temperament type. The Part of Fortune, (see here for discussion of point 2 the PoF in Jones’s 16 points) at 4 Gemini (SS Holly and Mistletoe a symbol of “maximum encouragement of human personality on the subjective side of life’s continual stimulus to the richness of personal sharing) for the talk is opposite his Jupiter found in its own Lord in the 10th House.
Overall it would seem that Jones was quite successful in reaching out and getting new members for his fledging Sabian Assembly.
Marc Edmund Jones in his Jones 1000, has Miss Jerritza listed at 7 am that gives her the following chart and 22 Libra rising, “a child giving birds a drink at the fountain.”
I do not fully agree with this chart and so rectified her birth time to 10:46 AM and got now a 4 Sagittarius rising (“a small child learning to walk”) for the Czech Soprano. This degree is about the encouragement of human potential and the universal fellowship it engenders. Her ascendant is now opposite Pluto at 05 Gemini in the sixth house conjunct Neptune and the Moon highlighting the vocal range of Miss Jerritza’s voice.
The flamboyant soprano was born in Moravia, made her early career primarily in Vienna, where her exceptional beauty, silvery spinto-weight voice and flair for dramatic (not to say sensational) stage action made her a star of the first magnitude. Baptized Mimi Jedlitzková and later calling herself Marie Jedlitzka, she sang a wide repertory and participated in the premieres of several important operas. Her glamorous presence was as welcome at the Metropolitan Opera as it was in Europe and she became a leading artist there in the 1920s………New York times archives
The chart above, with her rectified timeand TransNeptunian planets, gives her a lot of SemiOctiles (SmiO) that point to a long life and good health. Her element dispersion is spread out amount all of the four elements but her quadratures or modality as Jones referred to it, is fixed, showing and the two types give her a goal centered and ambitious outlook. Chiron is in musical Cancer supporting all the voice planets in the sixth house and showing the affect her musical prowess and style had on transofrming the soprano into the modern theatrical diva.
Her genius for marrying vocal range with presentation is supported by the asteroid (none are shown) of Pandora at 4 Virgo square Pluto at 4 Gemini and her Ascendant at 04 Sagittarius. This setup unleashes all the exciting qualities of Pandora’s box, as well as its unfortunate ones, as Miss Jerritza discovered that all her success lead her far from her home and family (as does the asteroids Tantalus promising success just around the corner trine Odysseus, Leo & Sagittarius 29 respectively) but also poor alliances (Chiron sextile at 03 Cancer) for she was married four times and had no children.
Of course the partile between Neptune and the Moon in Gemini is striking at 30 Taurus (a peacock parading on a verdant lawn) suggesting not only perfect pitch, but a kind warm-hearted woman who could portray the composer’s characters with sensitivity and sympathy. Alas it also shows that she was fickle and tempestuous with a flighty behaviour that has been always been attributed to the operatic diva.
Moravia the Bohemian Heartland
Jerritza came from Moravia, the traditional region in central Europe that was the center of a major medieval kingdom, Greater Moravia. It has many mythic denotations because it is sheltered from strong winds, hurricanes and wild weather and was a major agricultural center, and was considered for centuries Europe’s heartland. In the 11th Century it was incorporated into the kingdom of Bohemia, that added to the latter’s cache. In the 20th century Moravia became part of the modern state of Czechoslovakia and in the 1990’s the Czech Republic. Zooming in thru Google Maps, I could find nothing in her hometown honouring the woman’s achievements.
I am supplying this chart as well for those wishing to delve into the 90 degree dial aspects of her chart as this one, more than any other shows her professional success and how as a woman she broke many cultural barriers in doing so.
Marc Jones in his list of nativities, places Miss May Allison #32. The data he gives is Riding Farm, Georgia June 14, 1897 at 11.29 am. Checking that we discovered that the real data should be Rising Fawn, Georgia June 14, 1890. She died March 27, 1989 at Bratenahl, Ohio — her second husband’s hometown — but she had retired from pictures long before then.
She and Harold Lockwood were the first Hollywood duet, a theme that caught on with the public so strongly that after Mr. Lockwood’s death, from the Spanish flu in 1918, they found other pairs to continue the trend: Cagney and Lacey, Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, Kristen Stewart & Jesse Eisenberg, Meg Ryan & Tom Hanks, Kate Hudson & Matthew McConaughey, Helena Bonham Carter & Johnny Depp, & of course Lauren Bacall & Humphrey Bogart. In Miss Allison’s case, after Lockwood’s death, her career was over because as a solo act, there was no interest.
What makes a Volcano tick?
Usually we do a person’s life and see how the chart supports that, but in Allison’s case that does not really work, as her career was short and then she vanished, so we decided upon a different tack: was there anything in her map to let us know that she was the lesser half of a pair? We found that her map, adding in TransNeptunians, gave us the answer.
Miss Allison has 17 Virgo as her Ascendant, a symbol of a “vast display of cosmic forces erupting from a volcano,” and suggests the creative force bursting forth from within because of something external giving it momentum.a A volcano according to the USGS (United States Geological Survey) is any place on a planet where some material from the inside of the planet makes its way through to the planet’s surface because of plate tectonics: i.e. the friction of two strong geological forms hitting against one another.
For Miss Allison that was her acting, that sprang forth of its reaction to Harold Lockwood — a major heart throb at the time. But unlike Bogart and Bacall they did not marry but were just working associates like Ryan and Hanks.
Watching the Volcano
The first piece of Allison’s career happens in the tenth house with the North Node square Admetus, the TransNeptunian planet, that suggests that her success in life (NN) will be contingent upon a stronger personality (Admetus). Kronos, also a TransNeptunian, in the seventh house of partnerships and opportunities is squared Zeus in the tenth house where we find that it is the strong dynamic of another that will create her opportunities, but it also suggests that this will make her dependent upon him for continued success. Finally, the South Node square Saturn in the twelfth house hints that there could be concomitant financial loss from this breakup unless, she uses her fame by finding a well-heeled fan.
Miss Allison first married James Quirk in 1926, who was publisher of the fanzine Photoplay Magazine, a leading publication in its field, but died in August 1932. In a separate note, it was Quirk who introduced Joe Kennedy to Hollywood and Gloria Swanson.
Then in 1934, broke and penniless, Carl Norton Osborne (born 13 April 1885 Wooster, Ohio to May 4, 1982) sped up his divorce and in March 1934 eloped with May to Elkton, Maryland. May by then was about forty-four, her beau almost 50, but he was totally enamored of her and made her the belle of Cleveland society where he was king because of his factory. Once again Miss Allison was the prettier half of a dynamic duo.¹
Quirk, Lawrence J. , The Kennedys in Hollywood, New York: Cooper Square Press c. 2004, 2nd edition.
Gustavus V of Sweden has two outstanding birth times. The popular one is from Marc Jones (noted as #461 in his Jones 1000) and has a 10 am birth time; Alan Leo has 10:30 am. The difference is that the 10 am gives him a Regulus Ascendant while the 10:30 am gives him a more prosaic Virgo 4 ascendant. There is not much difference on the bearing of the horoscope itself – both have a preponderance of planets in the intercepted Gemini Tenth house. Interceptions are supposed to shown hidden undercurrents in the horoscope. Another change is the position of his moon from the First house (10 am) to the Twelfth (10:30).
Britannica version 11 (c. 1911) writes that GUSTAVUS V, or Oscar Gustaf Adolf, (1858- 1950), king of Sweden, was the eldest son of Oscar II., king of Sweden and Norway, and Queen Sophia Wilhelmina of Nassau, & was like his father, a great traveler. As crown prince he held the title of duke of Warmland. He married in 1881 Victoria (b. 1862), daughter of Frederick William Louis, grand duke of Baden, and through this marriage the crown prince effected a union between the Bernadotte dynasty and the ancient Swedish royal house of Vasa.
During the absence or illness of his father, Gustavus repeatedly acted as regent, and was therefore already thoroughly versed in public affairs when he succeeded to the Swedish throne on the 8th of December 1907, the crown of Norway having been separated from that of Sweden in 1905. He took as his motto ” With the people for the Fatherland.”
His eldest son was Oscar Frederick William Gustavus Adolphus, (b. November 11, 1882) who followed him as Gustav VI. He married in 1905 Princess Margaret of Connaught (b. 1882), niece of King Edward VII. Gustav V’s other two sons were Prince Vilhelm of Sodermanland, a voluminous writer, and Prince Erik of Vastmanland of died from the Spanish Flu of 1917.
King Gustavus was a major supporter of a constitutional monarchy after World War I because of the government and the franchise reforms in 1917 and 1918 which fits his Bucket with a Mars handle in the Third house of brotherhood.
The King was the first Swedish monarch not to wear a crown and forego a coronation, thus we think that Virgo 4 and the symbol of “Telephones (i.e. modernity) ringing” works well. Virgo 4 also has the inherent symbolism of travelling, networking and communication. But in the end of course, the choice is yours. Both times are presented for your enjoyment.
Our header picture is Congresswoman Frederica Wilson with President Barack Obama. She represents Florida’s 24th Congressional District since 2009. Recently she has been in the news over flak between her Republican Donald J. Trump over his phone calls to the families of fallen American soldiers from a Nigerian skirmish. There is no time for Mrs. Wilson but we are advocating this chart based on the known facts of her life.
Her husband Paul Wilson was an investment banker who left her $2 million dollars. He died from pancreatic cancer and left her with 3 children in 1988 after 25 years of marriage.
Moon + Neptune in the Eleventh House.
She was integral in setting up Dade County Electronic Outreach Program — the first of its kind in Florida. Neptune is also trine Uranus in the Seventh gives her an aspect of Self-Determination, not to just accept the current affairs but change them as she sees fit and mould them to her vision.
Mars in the Twelfth House.
She has quite a martial spirit in Congress willing to take on the President on what she believe is right.
Venus in the Twelfth House.
She presents herself as a strong woman in Congress. With Venus and Mars conjunct, this gives her an Aspect of Self Determination that is as sudden as it is quixotic — where will she turn up next? First Trayvon Martin & now the widow Myeshia Johnson’s home. Where is next?
Ascendant is 9 Scorpio.
This degree often shows some sorrow in the native’s life.
Well, what do you know, Gaugquelin did have Brady’s accomplice. From the Astro.com website, which explains the costume she wore.
Brady convinced Hindley that there was no God, and she stopped going to church. She absorbed his philosophies, adopted his interests, and altered her appearance to suit him, bleaching her hair and wearing Germanic clothes. She had no qualms about allowing him to take pornographic pictures of her and of the two of them having sex. They intended to crack the pornographic market but failed. Brady nicknamed her “Myra Hess”.
Also, I found how to get the asteroids and such on a Kepler chart. Seek and ye shall find, well at least some of the time.
Available for downloading is Myra’s bi-wheel, the inner circle is her natal chart and the other when she died at the Suffolk prison in England. One striking thing about the bi-wheel is that the transiting Pluto is opposite her Saturn and creating a T-Cross going to her Midheaven between the two charts. I read that her supporters claimed that away from Brady she returned to her Anglican faith and had, unlike him, renounced her crimes. This setup suggests that they were right about that much.
Miss Hindley was a Bowl Temperament type, unlike her counterpart Brady, she is very introspective but also a narcissist with four planetary pairs in her chart. It would seem that they two really understood each other and got along well.
Her Juno is in her Fifth House of play and children and is aspected to everything in her chart but Uranus, like Brady in the Twelfth House at Gemini 03.36, Venus (29.44 Gemini) and the Moon (23.45 Scorpio); none of these planets are in aspect to each other as well. She has a tight Bowl and so has no oppositions.
Hindley has few notable Arabian points. The most prominent are Love and Marriage conjunct Uranus, her Mother exact to Juno, Widowhood, Love & Family exact to Venus; nothing much. But at her Midheaven is her Part of Undoing explaining to some degree, her entanglement with Brady and her perhaps her self-hatred into which he tapped.
Her North Node at 04.46 is “the ready soldier” willing to help a friend and her ascendant, no where as afflicted as Brady’s is “a flying arrow” seeking attention is squared to a heavily afflicted Mars in the Fourth House (24.09 Leo) reminding me of the adage “ignorance is no excuse” as it has the keyword of Simplicity conjunct that North Node.
All of these aspects suggest that she knew what he was doing, did not object nor care as she found the rapes enjoyable and highly erotic. His need kill the girls afterward, is not something correspondingly found in her chart, but nonetheless, she would understand the need not to be dubbed in, her Moon in the Sixth house — 23.14 Scorpio — sextile Pluto — Leo 05.11 — in the Third and be reported to the coppers.
The Titanic, a ship that needs no explanation, struck an iceberg at 10:25 PM on April 14, 1912. It sent out a CQD message via the Marconi wireless at that time. Why a CQD? Because in 1904, the Marconi company suggested the use of “CQD” for a distress signal & established it on February 1 of that year when Marconi Company issued Circular No. 57. A strict interpretation would be “All stations, Distress.”
There were U.S. Senate hearings following the Titanic disaster, everyone eager to learn from this debacle.
“Is CQD in itself composed of the first letter of three words, or merely a code, ” Senator William Smith asked Mr. Harold Bride, the surviving wireless operator.
Mr. Harold Sydney Bride responded, “Merely a code call sir.”
Mr. Guglielmo Marconi himself then testified about the code stating “[CQD] is a conventional signal introduced originally by my company to express a state of danger or peril of the ship that sends it.”
The now prevalent, SOS — Save our Ship — came about the Titanic as the US Senatorial Committee found Marconi guilty for delay.
First Event: Titanic Hits Iceberg
As our featured image states, the Titanic issued a CQD at 10:25 on April 14th about 300 miles off the coast of Newfoundland; we are using Saint John’s for the location, though of course, that is technically wrong. But it does give us the Ascendant of 06 Sagittarius, A Game of Cricket, that Dr. Jones writes is about man’s insatiable desire to refine and strengthen every last potentiality and his need to gain understanding.
Wining and Dining
As an Ascendant 05.49 Sagittarius “A Game of Cricket” may seem wildly amiss for this particularly moment in time, but stopping to ponder the symbol for a bit, that may be more apropos than first realized. Firstly, Sagittarius as a sign needs to understand the whole picture before acting, if it is playing the Cricket, the players may like being interrupted to deal with what they consider nonessentials.
So it seems to us viewing the chart and checking the relevant historical data. Some naval historians have felt that the first CQD call made at 10:26 was late in the game, because of these comments from Bride far earlier.
At 7.30pm a fourth Iceberg message was received. Bride said he delivered it to the bridge. This message was from the Leyland liner Californian (call sign MWL) to the Antillian (MJL; Captain Japha) of the same line. It read:
“To Captain, Antillian, 6.30pm apparent ship’s time; lat. 42° 3’ N., long. 49° 9’ W. Three large bergs five miles to southward of us. Regards — Lord.”
Bride does not remember to what officer he delivered this message. A final ice warning was received at 9.40pm from the Mesaba of the Atlantic Transport Line (call sign MMV, Captain Clark):
“From Mesaba to Titanic and all east-bound ships. Ice report in lat. 42° N to 41° 25’ N., long. 49° to long. 50° 30’ W. Saw much heavy pack ice and great number large icebergs. Also field ice. Weather good, clear.”
Who knows what happened. The Moon had been in the 3rd Quarter on April 9th; the new Moon was not to rise for another five days, so at 10 pm the sky was dark and Captain Smith apparently could not see what they hit,. Perhaps he postponed issuing a call while he tended to his ship. Maybe he thought while they may have hit an Iceberg, that it knocked about and cause some engine problem or just disbelieved that anything to could happen to her.
We think that the last possibility is what doomed the ship as the messages came in around the dinner hour & the Captain was holding sway at the “Captains Table,” socializing. We say this because Chiron at 9.33 in the Third House with intercepted Pisces is square the Part of Fortune at 12.36 Scorpio in the Eleventh House — that’s a lot of networking and kibbitzing. We also think that perhaps this was his typical behaviour at the dinner hour, because the Titanic was on automatic pilot and did not need a helmsman and so like the guests on the ship, he was having a good time.
The Ascendant in a mutable house is not helped by the opposing Pluto at 28 Gemini, A man declared bankrupt. Here we plainly see that a lot of time, dithering about how this could have happened instead of preparing for the worst was squandered.
It has been remarked that most of the Titanic’s lifeboats were unused as many felt that the ship would “be right,” and they would hold steady because the Captain did not present a clear enough picture of the seriousness or urgency of the matter at hand. With those thoughts, and considering the RMS Carpathia helmed by Captain Arthur Henry Rostron came to the rescue just an hour after the Titanic sunk, time was of the essence.
The two oppositions find their outlet in a T-Square ending at Venus in Aries 04. The symbol here is Holly and Mistletoe, but Venus is in its detriment & gets the unfortunate meaning of a “complete obsession with superficialities. ”
Venus typically is a cohesive force in the zodiac; where ever it is found it tends to like hoard and acquire more of those affairs, but in its detriment, it loses focus and goes into a panic mode tending towards denial, procrastination, and disordered thinking.
In the Titanic chart that detriment was lethal found in the fourth house — end of life issues. Conjunct the Moon in the third house at 26 Pisces the combination T-Square Venus-Moon conjunction led to panic and large-scale fear.
A Translation of Fire
Mars, the traditional ruler of Aries, plays into this scenario in a translation of light, receiving back from enthusiastic, but disorganized, Jupiter via its conjunction to opportunistic Pluto in the Seventh public house.
It hints here at parlaying and bartering for equipment — life jackets which there were too few and seats on life boats which the crew forgot. Found in watery Cancer one can see the emotional terror come to a realization as the finality of Death enters the scene. Panic, frenzy, and disorder run amuck in this locomotive temperament type.