Tag: Virgo 16

French Astrologer Andre Barbault reposes

French astrologer, Andre Barbault, reposed on the afternoon of 7 October 2019. Commencing his studies at seventeen years old,Monsieur Barbault gave the world eighty one years of profound study. His predictions of world events are well-known and his wisdom came from intense study of human psychology married to relentless research.

He was born at a solar eclipse on October 1, 1921, at 5:00 p.m. in Champignelles, France (about 4 hours away by Metro; 2 hours by voiture). He rectified his chart to 4:54:21 p.m. that of course we use for his chart. His website is AndreBarbault and he has many free papers both in French and English available for study. We recommend nabbing them now.

#66 Actress Wendy Barrie was a relation

She was born Margeurite Wendy Jenkins in Hong Kong on April 18, 1912 to an Irish barrister and his wife, Sophia, who had been actress in Yiddish vaudeville. When she decided to follow her mother footsteps on the British stage, she adopted the name Wendy Barrie in homage of her godfather, J. M. Barrie, the author of Peter Pan. Despite the connection, she is not considered the role model for Wendy Darling, primarily because she was born 8 years after the play debuted on the London stage. Perhaps though her middle name was in the character’s honour by her parents for the Scottish bachelor Barrie who was a great friend of her father.

young Wendy probably studio promo

Several writers have stated that Barrie was the first to use the name Wendy in a published work, and that the source of the name was Barrie’s childhood friend, Margaret Henley, 4-year-old daughter of poet William Ernest Henley (author of the poem Invictus), who pronounced the word “friend” as “Fwendy.” This mispronunciation was adapted by Barrie as “Wendy” when writing the play. There is some evidence that the name Wendy may be related to the Welsh name Gwendolyn, but prior to its use in the Peter Pan stories, the name was not used as an independent first name; afterwards is another story.

Neverpedia.com , the Barrie place.

Here is Miss Barrie in 1939 American flick The Witness Vanishes, a poor pun off of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1938 classic, The Lady Vanishes. Barrie is the woman in the opening scene as Joan Marplay.

Wikipedia is wrong in stating that her husband was the British actor David Meyer; he was the Jewish-American industrialist David Meyer and not born in 1947. They divorced sometime in the mid 50’s according to the New York Times obit.

Wendy’s Map

Astrodata cites she was born in London at 15:15 , while Marc Jones and Wikipedia, say British Hong Kong same time: we agree with Jones on Hong Kong but disagree with the time — we are pegging her at 3:39 and 16 Virgo instead of 11 or an “orangutan” perhaps joking about her strawberry blonde hair? vs. a “girl moulded in his mother’s aspirations for her.”

Despite the joke, we think orangutan works better for Miss Barrie because it highlights her ability to “use the latest trends for her own advantage.” Its keyword is Dexterity and how she can rise to any occasion. Alas as her Ascendant is squared her focal determinator Jupiter in Sagittarius, gives her a tendency towards self-justifying her actions (perhaps hinting at her dating the married gangster Bugsy Siegel) to further her career which ended only with the advent of Virginia Hill in his last few years (and wasn’t she lucky?) Miss Barrie also had another affair with Marlon Brando, 12 years her junior, but it was not as long lasting or notorious.

Barrie’s Lilith is at 23 Aquarius and sextile her Mercury and Sun suggesting that she always felt overshadowed by the real Wendy and Peter Pan play. It is also sextile her North Node in Aries (previously discussed) this time in the 8th House. Dr. Koparkar writes this signifies not only unusual financial activities in their life but also the ability to use others fame, resources and possessions for their own gain. Astrologer Haydn Paul adds that the South Node in the 2nd house, drives the natives need for a “high profile career or relationship” and help release their poor self-image.

Miss Barrie had no children. She died on Ground Hog’s Day, 1978 in Englewood, Bergen County, New Jersey and was buried in Kensico Cemetery at Valhalla, Rockland Co. New York. She is sharing a gravestone with fellow actress though never on film, Fay Templeton Patterson who was born Christmas day 1865 in Little Rock, Arkansas and died October 3, 1939 in San Francisco.

Nora no strings attached

Nora, a friend of ours with some of her details are obscured at her request, is a humanist splash temperament type.  She was born in Buffalo New York the same day as Elvis Presley, around 10 o’clock in the evening. Her the ascendant of 14 Virgo or a “family tree,” but opposed by her Moon and instead suggests the problems.

In Splashes, oppositions are important but Nora gets one immediately, with her Piscean Moon opposite her Neptune and Ascendant. Neptune is its its detriment in Virgo, making her critical of family ties and traditions. Instead, she prefers an utopian world where people are united by their own philosophical commonality and not blood and kinship. While her fifth house has a stellium by Capricorn and Aquarius planets break it up, thus blunting its force and desires.

Her Moon is fast, so Nora sees trends but her Mercury lags its Sun and so she will often misinterpret their relevance to her life or look for the most bohemian, and not the most lucrative, she can find. Venus, for her daughters in the 5th, is in Aquarius and so instead of warm bonds based on maternal concern, they get cool indifference — they have little in common and so it strains their relationship. With nothing in her 7th house but the shadows of Mars coming from Libra, divorce was inevitable. That does not matter devotion and loyalty is not possible, it is, but it is earned, not freely given.

Her North Node is right next to her Venus so if she applies herself, she will get her ambition because she has good organisational skills, but with the South Node in Leo next to Pluto, her strong ego has to be tamed if she wants to get along with others, or succeed in her chosen field, but the South Node – Pluto battle of the wills is rough on her; she realizes she needs others for companionship, for business, her children (in opposition) but resents whatever they give her and belittles them in return ( Moon opposite Pluto).

The best advice we can give Nora it if strings are attached, and typically in everything there are some, it is best that use Admiral Farragut’s advice and “Damn the torpedoes” and go it alone. If that means using her own resources, Mars in the 2nd house in Libra suggests she hates to part with them, she should and not be beholden to anyone. She and they will be happier that way.

We have updated this essay to reflect Nora’s revised Ascendant of 16 Virgo; previously it was Virgo 03.

#377 Janet Gaynor, first Oscar Best Actress Award Winner

Janet Gaynor was just twenty-two when she became the first person to win an Academy Award for Best Actress. Honored for her memorable performances in three dramatic films—Sunrise (1927), Seventh Heaven (1927), and Street Angel (1928)—Gaynor was the only actress ever to earn the Oscar for multiple roles rather than for work in a single film.

Janet, Frederic March and Adolph Menjou in the 1937 classic A Star is Born.

She was one  of the few stars to make the successful transition from silent films to “talkies,”  with  Sunny Side Up and maintained her standing as a major Hollywood star throughout the 1930s. Her Oscar-nominated performance in the 1937 version of A Star Is Born was the high point of her movie career, and she was still at the top of her profession when she retired two years later, after marrying MGM’s director of costume design, #11 Gilbert Adrian.

Miss Gaynor is a See-Saw Temperament type, the split probably representing her public persona that was discordant with her private life.  Her ascendant for October 6, 1906 is 16 Virgo.

janet gaynor.png

Her Mars closely conjunct to her Ascendant shows her strong personality.  Opposite Saturn in the sixth, shows she was a steely eyed ambitious woman and with a point focus of the moon learned early how to portray herself as a sweet harmless ingenue for her personal gain.  Her Neptune conjunct her Jupiter in the tenth highlights her fondness for animals and Jupiter opposite Uranus in the fourth her ability to break cultural boundaries with aplomb.

Gloria Swanson, the great love of Joseph P. Kennedy, father of JFK, said that it was watching Janet Gaynor on the silver screen that made her want to go to Hollywood.

Judge Brett Michael Kavanaugh to Scotus

Brett Michael Kavanaugh (born February 12, 1965 in Washington D.C. ) is a Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He was Staff Secretary in the Executive Office of the President of the United States under President George W. Bush. Kavanaugh played a major role in drafting the Kenneth Starr report, which urged the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.  You can read it online via the L. A. Times website, but it dwells heavily on his extra martial affair with Miss Monica Lewinsky, and rather minimizes the real issue for the impeachment proceedings which was his lying under oath to a grand jury (perjury)  and obstruction of justice; the Democratic Senate acquitted Clinton on all accounts and he was not removed from office.

Sagittarius 24 The bluebird of happiness

Kavanaugh once clerked for the departing Kennedy.  The President said about him that “Throughout legal circles, he is considered a judge’s judge, a true thought leader among his peers… He’s a brilliant jurist with a clear and effective writing style universally regarded as one of the finest and sharpest legal minds of our time.”

 While the Sagittarius ascendant is odd for a man born and raised in D.C., the centaur also represents the law, administration &  education and in those arenas,  Judge Kavanaugh is commanding.  His specialty is administrative law, he coaches the Catholic Youth Organization basketball teams and donates pro bono  legal work to the organization as well.  This is a speculative chart nonetheless but  the aspects between his natal and his Scotus appointment date have some interesting references.

                                                                                   Speculatively speaking

His ascendant is 24 Sagittarius,  the blue bird of happiness, that alights at the door  symbolizing good luck, happiness and abundance.  It is the degree of unexpected assistance and has the keyword of Fortune.

Kavanaugh has Jupiter in Taurus in the fifth house suggesting that he would have several girls, he has two and with Saturn in the second house, he is a serious minded man and not prone to frivolities like the late Judge Scalia. even though both are Splash temperament types.

His yod between Neptune in the eleventh and Pluto make a point at his fourth house cusp so that the “head” of the yod (Pluto and Neptune are its arms) is the midheaven at 16.06 Libra suggesting that this is fulfilling a life’s dream.  E.C. Matthews says that this degree is populated with people on both sides of the law:  Winston Churchill and Jesse James giving its native a practical but inventive mind.kavanaugh solo.png

A woman of many talents & haircolor…Gloria DeHaven

The clip is from the Johnny Carson Show with Miss DeHaven,  Gene Hackman,  George Carlin  McLean Stevenson of MASH

Her parents were vaudevillians and she her younger brother Carter grew up on the circuit.  Gloria Mildred Dehaven was born on July 23, 1925 in Los Angeles and we are rectifying her to 12 Scorpio giving her a strong forceful personality  that was emphatic in her convictions.    Miss DeHaven attributed her youthful looks to an organic diet of vegetables and her complete faith in prayer.  She died July 30 2016 in her hometown of  L.A.

And the Gloria Dehaven Obit from the New York Times by Anita Gates.

                                                                              Charting Gloria



Hhe strong preponderance of planets in theatrical Leo is striking in Miss DeHaven’s chart — she has six of them spanning from the metaphysical ninth house straight careening right in the tenth.  Her Pluto in Cancer shows she will have children though they may be disconnected paternally, as the eighth house is ruled by Mars, and she will be strongly attached to them.

DeHaven is a strong extravert and is Bucket with an Uranian handle in the creative fifth house.  That handle explains her hair color of the film, something the UK Telegraph enjoyed noting from brunette, to raven haired, blonde to redheaded through the various decades.  Uranus at 26 Pisces is reinforced by its Lord sextile to the second house, suggesting that her long and versatile career gave her both security and a healthy bank account.

Her Moon is intercepted on the eleventh house cusp, opposite Uranus, and this is a polarizing factor in her chart withhe Moon shedding light on her active public half and its back to the private.  While true,  she was lucky in her career and her work, but not in her three marriages as none lasted, she did avoid scandal because her Cosmic Cross  with the Moon as a beacon kept her eye on the prize:  that scandal could destory her career and with it her source of independence and support for herself and children.

Miss DeHaven may have not been a major Hollywood Star, but she did do something that many bemoan that they would love to do:  continue working as long as possible and it was her shrewd management skills that made that possible — she retired at 75.

the gloria de haven natal chart


The next Speaker? Kevin McCarthy

Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s  home district, is the Californian 23rd District of California, that spans Kern, Tulare, and Los Angeles counties.  His official website is here.2018-04-12_22-43-42.pngWe have rectified the birthtime of  Kevin McCarthy, Congressman of California, to 1:46 AM or 9:46 GMT on January 26th, 1965 in Bakersfield. A native Californian, he has lived his whole life in Bakersfield, Ca, went to California State College there and continued living there with his family. showing his respect for tradition as showed by his Ascendant in the twelfth house (Morinus-Zariel method).   His grandfather was a cattleman and his father a fireman.  The Congressman is the first Republican in his family, is of Irish descent and a Baptist Christian.  He and his wife Judy have two children, Meghan and Connor.

We have reviewed and revised his chart and now put him at 23 Scorpio that gets him the image of a “little white rabbit content in his cage.  Before one’s eyes he metamorphoses into an elf in a fairy glade.”  We think that this Symbol is accurate because before running and going to Congress, McCarthy never left his hometown for any extended period going to University of California –  Bakersfield (his home town)  for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees.

                                                    McCarthy’s Astrological Disposition

McCarthy is heavily common based, and with a Grand Cross in his map, he has a Cardinal Negative disposition that Marc Jones describes as someone who is caught between the “desire to win and hold popular approval” while still being true to his underlying beliefs.  Jones give examples of Harry Houdini and Jeddu Krishnamurti, as two personalities that were similarly focused.

The Congressman has two partile aspects, one in his tenth house between the Part of Spirit and Uranus and another in his third between Venus and Mercury, making him charming and gregarious.  His Jupiter in Taurus in the sixth is the handle of his bucket, and while the sixth house is naturally well aspected, because of its distance to the Ascendant, Jupiter being trine to its house ruler, Venus in the second, does mitigate some of those problems, encouraging him to be devoted, hard working and generous with his time and resources.

McCarthy’s chart progressed to Friday, April 13, 2018

The major obstacle in doing this rectification was how little information we could find on the man who could be the next speaker of the US House of Representative under President Donald Trump.  It leaves a vacuum that makes rectification hard because of lack of supporting dates and events in his life.  An example is his Mars going retrograde at three years of age, but there is nothing out there that tells us what event could have affected him.  My guess is that his grandfather died, but like I said, it’s aguess.

He has an earth emphasis generated by grand cross but no squares.  McCarthy is a Jupiter bucket with no rim opposition, and one would expect his Line of Motivation to be in aspect, but it is not as it is shy a sextile from 04 Pisces in the fourth to Jupiter at 17 in Taurus in the sixth.  We could alter this and give wide orbs, I would prefer to say he has a loose destiny as defined by no aspect between the two, and that he is a man of his own creation instead of one pigeonholed from birth to what he is now.

This graph shows the importance of California

Kevin McCarthy can make things happen, that shows up his deep understanding  with what needs to be done:  his Mars, Mercury and Venus are all in the same quadrature (element) giving his great dynamic focus.  One can attest to this by his ability to raise funds from the corporate sector.    But in a world of idealogues, McCarthy is agnostic.

There has been only one  Speaker who became President, James Polk, the eleventh president,  and that was about 180 years ago, so to jump from Speaker to President is not often done, mainly because he is so tied to his party’s politics.  To overcome that, McCarthy’ would have to be very committed to that goal by convincing the American public of his trustworthiness, and diligence,   His focal determinator, Jupiter,  has the symbol of Taurus 17 degrees., “An ideological battle between swords and torches:  the disciples of might versus the disciples of light,” and requires more fixity of purpose than his mutable chart shows, but as another California admonished,  “sell no wine before its time.”