Scott Cunningham, Earthless Wiccan


Scott Cunningham the Wiccan writer who died of AIDS over twenty years ago (March 28 1993) , is a great example of how a missing element dominates a chart.  Cunningham has no planets in earth, and has an air trine that dominates his Splash temperament type, but his closest square to the trine planets is…

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#32 The prettier half – May Allison


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…

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…

Lucy Maud Montgomery of Canada


Montgomery’s ancestors were among the wealthy and educated immigrants who came to the Island of Saint John (now Prince Edward Island) from Scotland in the 1770s. Her maternal great-grandfather, William Simpson Macneill, was a member of the provincial legislature from 1814 to 1838, and Speaker of the House of Assembly. Her paternal grandfather, Donald Montgomery, served in the provincial…

#101 Dr. Alexis Carrel & the Dakin Solution


Before Dr. Alexander Fleming invented penicillin, Dr. Carrel developed the Dakin Solution, a type of hypochlorite solution made from bleach that is diluted and then treated to decrease skin irritation. Chlorine, the active ingredient in Dakin's solution, is a potent antiseptic that kills most forms of bacteria and viruses. This simple solution saved many men…