#710 Grasping Mussolini


Benito Mussolini  was named for Benito Juarez of Mexico, because his socialist father felt it would give his son character.  Strong willed, and intelligent, when his father was told by the nuns that his son had academic promise, Signore Mussolini told his son to beat his teacher up, lest she encourage the boy to be an academic and not a laborer like himself.  Benito did. … Continue reading #710 Grasping Mussolini

Olympic Ralph Lauren


Ralph Lauren is a on a roll.  Last year he designed the first lady’s dress for the inauguration.  This year he created the USA Olympic Team’s couture (our header image is an illustration). Born Ralph Lifshitz in the Bronx, New York on October 14, 1939, he grew up there on Moshulu Parkway, itself a creation of New York civic planner-architect Robert Moses. The area was … Continue reading Olympic Ralph Lauren

JFK : A delayed birth certificate


The JFK Presidential Library says that all health and birth data for JFK are  closed.  Here is his delayed  birth certificate that states he was born at home, but it was created when he was 26 years old.  Astro.com gives a 15:00 time based on Jack’s “memory” and is rated an A by Lois Rodden.  That is rather wild as she does give anyone else … Continue reading JFK : A delayed birth certificate

HMS Victoria and Battleship Camperdown meet in Tripoli


This is a historical chart from Alan Leo’s “Modern Astrology: the Astrologer’s Magazine.” The Ascendant is at 15 Scorpio and ruler of Scorpio is Mars and now also Pluto. Pluto was still an asteroid in Leo’s time having not been discovered for another 35 years. It carries the symbol of “Carefulness” or as E. C. Chambers says when afflicted as it is here in opposition … Continue reading HMS Victoria and Battleship Camperdown meet in Tripoli