#108 Heavenly song: Celestina Boninsegna


The diva Celestina Boninsegna was a born on 26 February 1877 in Reggio Emilia, Italy. She studied with composer Guglielmo Mattioli (1857-1924) for the opera and made her professional debut at 15 years of age. She is best known for her soulful interpretations of Verdi’s heroines, but she did have a wide repertoire including singing Rosaura in the world premiere of Pietro Mascagni’s Le Maschere … Continue reading #108 Heavenly song: Celestina Boninsegna

The many dances of Alexandria Ocasia y Cortez


Alexis Smith of the Real Political Astrology group on Facebook found thru her detective work the birth time of Alexandria Ocasia y Cortez, the wunderkind of the Democratic party from psychic Arthur Lipp-Bonewits of 11:50 AM. We do not agree with the rather suspicious time, but we use it in the chart above because it is better than the 12 noon standard that modern astrologers adore, but apply … Continue reading The many dances of Alexandria Ocasia y Cortez

Week of 12/3-12/9 in Kansas City Missouri


We are winding down our 50 state tour.  This week is Missouri, next is Wyoming, then Michigan and Arizona and finally New York.  Missouri smack in the middle of the continental 50 comes and goes in the news.  One writer, MacKinley Kantor, wrote a book on the state’s past called “Missouri Bittersweet” that is part travelogue and part history tracing the Show Me’s cultural history … Continue reading Week of 12/3-12/9 in Kansas City Missouri

Dust Storm in Uttar Pradesh/Rajasthan India


The time is from the BBC news site where you can watch this video to get an idea of the devastation of the dust storm. It is mesmerizing to watch such havoc. The Chart above looks colourful but understanding the key makes it coherent. Start with the Opposition from the fourth house to the winds and fears of the ninth and Sagittarius. This storm happened … Continue reading Dust Storm in Uttar Pradesh/Rajasthan India

#1 Abdul Bahá, visionary of Baha’ism


Bahá’ís have some of the most beautiful gardens on their grounds outside of an arboretum, part of their belief of creating a heaven on earth. The featured shot is of their grounds in Haifa, Israel.   The Baha’s faith Their faith includes many notable messengers like Moses & Abraham of Genesis, Krishna, Zoroaster, Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad, and of course the Bab (the founder the Babaism … Continue reading #1 Abdul Bahá, visionary of Baha’ism

Titanic – Where’s the Captain? Venus in Aries


History: 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. … Continue reading Titanic – Where’s the Captain? Venus in Aries