#668 Mei Lan-fang as jingxi


When Mei Lan-fang died in 1961, China mourned his passing.  s the passing of Mei Lan-fang.  Even  Premier Chou En-lai and other Party and government leaders were among those who visited him during his last illness and a 61-member funeral committee was setup.  Memorial meetings were held on August 10 1961 for the great opera … Continue reading #668 Mei Lan-fang as jingxi

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#498 Isabella II of Spain, Neptune’s Queen


Bourbon Spanish queen Isabella II succeeded to the throne after her father died on September 29, 1833 because his wife demanded it.  In his will, the King listened and  rescinded Salic Law or the tradition in most royalty of Europe prohibiting females and any descendants in the female line from inheriting land, titles, and offices. Isabella … Continue reading #498 Isabella II of Spain, Neptune’s Queen

#18 William Livingston Alden, canoeist


William Livingston Alden was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts on October 9, 1837, time unrecorded but we have rectified it to 10:50 am giving him a 10 Sagittarius rising.   Alden was a see-saw temperament showing the two parts of his life, his outward career of journalism and a writer of science fiction and his Neptunian career … Continue reading #18 William Livingston Alden, canoeist

#550 Jesse Louis Lasky + Paramount Pictures


Jesse Louis Lasky was born on September 13, 1880 per Marc Jones in San Francisco, but he cites no time. Astro.com has two rectifications.  One at 3:15 PM and the other at 3:30.  We are adding a third, our 5:30 PM. We have his ascendant as 05.45 Pisces that gives him the symbol of a … Continue reading #550 Jesse Louis Lasky + Paramount Pictures

Neil Simon + Bill Shakespeare


Mr Simon's natal chart was rectified and shown below. His ascendant is Libra 22° with the symbol of "A little child is laughing as the streaming water turns into a grotto and the birds hurry to drink". This fits a man who wrote play on the Book of Job and made it a comedy, for … Continue reading Neil Simon + Bill Shakespeare

#34 Rainha Amelie of Portugal


Princess Amélie of Orléans was the Queen Consort of King Carlos I of Portugal. Born Marie Amélie Louise Hélène d'Orléans on September 28, 1865, in Twickenham England, where her family had been living in exile since Napoleon III had assumed the French throne in 1848. She was the eldest of the eight children of Prince … Continue reading #34 Rainha Amelie of Portugal

Song and Vance Johnson


Charles Van Dell Johnson was born in Newport, Rhode Island, the only child of Loretta (née Snyder), a housewife, and Charles E. Johnson, a native Swede and came to the United States as a young child,  His mother was  Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry and an alcoholic who left the family when he was a child. His … Continue reading Song and Vance Johnson