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 a midheaven in Taurus — demonstrating that his inner hopes … Continue reading Scott Cunningham, Earthless Wiccan

#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 —  but she had retired from pictures long before then. … Continue reading #32 The prettier half – May Allison

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

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 legislature from 1832 to 1874 and was appointed by Sir John … Continue reading Lucy Maud Montgomery of Canada

#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 in World War I and is still used when people … Continue reading #101 Dr. Alexis Carrel & the Dakin Solution

On the Thames: Rotherhithe Murder


On a modern note, Black Moon Lilith is in the Eighth House of sexual adventure for the accident chart and opposite Neptune in the second house.  It would seem that money interchange was the issue for the murderer and he was outraged that he would have to pay for these services. The Part of Fortune, Leo 28, gets an the symbol of “friends shaking hands” … Continue reading On the Thames: Rotherhithe Murder