Tuesday, 4 August 2015

UPDATE: Robert Millar (Scottish road racing cyclist)

* Robert Millar won the "King of the Mountains" competition in the 1984 Tour de France and finished fourth overall. Millar was the first rider from an English speaking country to have won the Mountains classification in the Tour de France. This success was the first time a British rider won a major Tour classification, and was unsurpassed as the highest Tour finish for a Briton until Bradley Wiggins was retrospectively placed third in the 2009 Tour de France. He is one of only four Britons to have won a Tour de France jersey competition along with Wiggins, Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish. He rode the Tour de France eleven times completing the race eight times.

His biography states he was born at 6:15 AM (no source given) but Caroline Gerard kindly looked up his birth entry in the registry which states 6:15 PM. Both sets of data and charts are displayed below. Either way, Millar is at least a quintuple Virgo - with both luminaries plus three planets in this sign. (Ironically, his biography is subtitled "Unravelling the Mystery Surrounding Britain's Most Successful Tour de France Cyclist" yet this book leaves the reader wondering if "AM" is a typo or not, and if not, the exact nature of the source of this info).


NATAL DATA (from birth record) and ASTROLOGY CHART BIRTH DATA: Robert Charles Millar, 13 September 1958, 18:15 (6:15 PM) BST (-1), Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland (55°N53, 4w15). ASC: 2 Aquarius. RR: AA (Birth record). SOURCE: Caroline Gerard quotes birth entry in the registry.


NATAL DATA (from biography) and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: 13 September 1958, 06:15 (6:15 AM) BST (-1), Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland (55°N53, 4w15). ASC: 14 Virgo. RR: B (Biography). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes from In Search of Robert Millar by Richard Moore (HarperSport, 2008): "born [at] 4 Wellcroft Place in the Gorbals area of Glasgow, at 6.15 a.m. on 13 September 1958."

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Monday, 3 August 2015

Buck Clayton, 1911–1991 (American jazz trumpet player)

* Buck Clayton was a leading member of Count Basie’s "Old Testament" orchestra and a leader of mainstream-oriented jam session recordings in the 1950s. His principal influence was Louis Armstrong. The Penguin Guide to Jazz says that he “synthesi[zed] much of the history of jazz trumpet up to his own time, with a bright brassy tone and an apparently limitless facility for melodic improvisation”. Clayton worked closely with Li Jinhui, father of Chinese popular music in Shanghai. His contributions helped change musical history in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: Wilbur Dorsey Clayton, 12 November 1911, 10:00 (10 AM) CST (+6), Parsons, Kansas, USA (37n20, 95w15). ASC: 26 Sagittarius. RR: B (Autobiography). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes him in Buck Clayton's Jazz World by Buck Clayton (Bloomsbury, 1995), p. 11: "It was swinging one morning in Parsons, Kansas, around ten o'clock on November 12th 1911, when I was born."


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Sunday, 2 August 2015

Guy Martin (British motorcycle racer, lorry mechanic, TV presenter)

* Guy Martin primarily competed in road racing events such as the Isle of Man TT, Ulster Grand Prix and North West 200. Widely regarded as an amiable and "colourful" character, Martin has at times found it difficult to concentrate on his racing, primarily as a consequence of the media attention he attracts, not least at the Isle of Man TT.

Martin has also courted a certain degree of controversy, both with race officials and team principals. Since 2011, Martin has also found success as the front man of several television programmes focusing on his passions of engineering, motor vehicles and speed.

He has Uranus unaspected in the last degree of Scorpio.


NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: 4 November 1981, 22:05 (10:05 PM) GMT (+0), Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, England (53n35, 0w05). ASC: 8 Leo. RR: B (Autobiography). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes from his book, Guy Martin: My Autobiography (Virgin Digital, 2014): "in Grimsby, in 1981. I was born in the maternity hospital in Nunsthorpe . . . at eight at night the midwife told them nothing would happen until midnight, so Dad . . . missed me being born at just gone ten. . . On 4 November 1981, the Martin family, now with . . . a day old baby boy, left hospital. . ."

N.B. This indicates that he was born on 3 November but all other references including the "About the Author" blurb in his book state he was born on 4 November.


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Steve 'Hizzy' Hislop, 1962–2003 (Scottish motorcycle racer)

* Steve Hislop won the Isle of Man TT eleven times, won the British 250cc Championship (1990) and won the British Superbike championship (1995 and 2002).

Hislop died when piloting his small, Robinson R44 helicopter on 30 July 2003. He was inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame in March 2010.


NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: Robert Steven Hislop, 11 January 1962, 19:55 (7:55 PM) GMT (+0), Hawick, Scotland (55n25, 2w47). ASC: 1 Virgo. RR: B (Biography). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes from Hizzy: The Autobiography of Steve Hislop by him and Stuart Barker (Willow, 2012): "I was born at 7.55pm on 11 January 1962 at the Haig Maternity Hospital in Hawick in the Scottish borders."


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UPDATE: Robert Millar (Scottish road racing cyclist)

* Robert Millar won the "King of the Mountains" competition in the 1984 Tour de France and finished fourth overall. Millar was the first rider from an English speaking country to have won the Mountains classification in the Tour de France. This success was the first time a British rider won a major Tour classification, and was unsurpassed as the highest Tour finish for a Briton until Bradley Wiggins was retrospectively placed third in the 2009 Tour de France. He is one of only four Britons to have won a Tour de France jersey competition along with Wiggins, Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish. He rode the Tour de France eleven times completing the race eight times.

His biography states he was born at 6:15 AM (no source given) but Caroline Gerard kindly looked up his birth entry in the registry which states 6:15 PM. Both sets of data and charts are displayed below. Either way, Millar is at least a quintuple Virgo - with both luminaries plus three planets in this sign. (Ironically, his biography is subtitled "Unravelling the Mystery Surrounding Britain's Most Successful Tour de France Cyclist" yet this book leaves the reader wondering if "AM" is a typo or not, and if not, the exact nature of the source of this info).


NATAL DATA (from birth record) and ASTROLOGY CHART BIRTH DATA: Robert Charles Millar, 13 September 1958, 18:15 (6:15 PM) BST (-1), Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland (55°N53, 4w15). ASC: 2 Aquarius. RR: AA (Birth record). SOURCE: Caroline Gerard quotes birth entry in the registry.


NATAL DATA (from biography) and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: 13 September 1958, 06:15 (6:15 AM) BST (-1), Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland (55°N53, 4w15). ASC: 14 Virgo. RR: B (Biography). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes from In Search of Robert Millar by Richard Moore (HarperSport, 2008): "born [at] 4 Wellcroft Place in the Gorbals area of Glasgow, at 6.15 a.m. on 13 September 1958."

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Friday, 24 July 2015

Lil' Mo (American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer)

* Lil' Mo debuted on the music scene as Missy Elliott's protégée and contributed guest vocals to some of Elliott's work, most notably the record-breaking "Hot Boyz". Under the wing of Elliott, Lil' Mo would land a contract deal with Elektra Records and release charting singles of her own, including "Ta Da", "Superwoman Pt. II", "4Ever", "Hot Girls", and her debut single "5 Minutes".

In addition to her solo work and collaborative efforts with Missy Elliott, Lil' Mo worked with former associate Ja Rule, with whom she penned chart-topping hits like "Put It on Me" and "I Cry". Thereafter, Lil' Mo would go on to release four studio albums, eleven music videos and over fourteen hit singles. Mo would also be largely responsible for bringing then-unknown rapper Fabolous to mainstream media attention. Aside from her work as a solo vocalist, Mo has contributed production and backing vocals to numerous artists' records throughout the years including: Nicole Wray, Jay-Z, Tamar Braxton, Gerald LeVert, Faith Evans, among many others.


NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: Cynthia Karen Loving, Jr, 19 November 1978, 23:49 (11:49 PM) EST (+5), Long Island, New York, USA (40n50, 73w00). ASC: 4 Virgo. RR: B (from autobiography). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes from Taming Lil' Mo by Cynthia Loving (Next Level, 2014): "At exactly 11:49 p.m. on November 19th, I opened my eyes for the very first time."


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Sunday, 19 July 2015

B. C. Forbes, 1880–1954 (Scottish-American financial journalist, publisher)

* B. C. Forbes emigrated to New York City in 1904 where he worked as a writer, financial editor, and syndicated columnist, eventually founding Forbes magazine in 1917.

Forbes is a business magazine which features original articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics. It also reports on related subjects such as technology, communications, science, and law. The magazine is well known for its lists and rankings, including its lists of the richest Americans (the Forbes 400) and rankings of world's top companies (the Forbes Global 2000). The motto of Forbes magazine is "The Capitalist Tool."

B. C. Forbes had powerful planetary combinations in his chart: Pluto conjunct Sun (ruler of the Leo Ascendant) and Mars conjunct Moon (with Mars ruling Saturn on a 29° Aries MC). Not to mention a stellium of six planets in business-oriented Taurus high in the sky. Oh, and unaspected Jupiter in Aries.


NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: Bertie Charles Forbes, 14 May 1880, 10:30 (10:30 AM) GMT (+0), New Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (57n30, 2w12). ASC: 19 Leo. RR: AA. SOURCE: Sy Scholfield requested data from Caroline Gerard who quotes birth record sighted in July 2015.


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