Saturday, 21 February 2015

Philip Levine, 1928–2015 (Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet)

* Philip Levine died last Saturday morning (14 February 2015). I cannot find a precise time of birth for him, yet the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet writes in his poem "Let Me Begin Again" that he was born at night. A speculative birth time of 9 p.m. puts poetic Neptune at the end of the 12th House on the Ascendant alongside the Moon just into the 1st House.
NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: 10 January 1928, about 21:00 (9 PM) EST (+5), Detroit, Michigan, USA (42n20, 83w03). ASC: About 3 Virgo. RR: C (Rectified from approximate time). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield notes that in his poem "Let Me Begin Again" Levine infers that he was born at night: "1/10’28. Tonight I shall enter my life / after being at sea for ages, quietly, / in a hospital named for an automobile."

Note: He was born at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. The time of 9pm is speculative.


If you're enjoying these posts, please consider making a donation by Paypal toward the upkeep of this blog and the further acquisition of birth records. Thank you for supporting astro-data collecting.

Copyright Sy Scholfield. All rights reserved in all media.



Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Shane Filan (Irish singer and songwriter)

* Shane Filan was one of the lead singers and frontman of Irish boy band Westlife from the group's formation on 3 July 1998 until it was disbanded on 23 June 2012.

Westlife sold over 50 million records worldwide, a total that included studio albums, singles, video releases, and compilation albums. The group accumulated 14 number-one singles in the United Kingdom.

Filan released his debut solo album, You and Me, in 2013.


NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: Shane Steven Filan, 5 July 1979, 08:45 (8:45 am) BST (-1), Sligo, Ireland (54n17, 8w28). ASC: 19 Leo. RR: B (From autobiography). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes from "My Side of Life" by Shane Filan (Virgin Digital: 2014): "I was clearly desperate to get out and arrived four weeks early, at 8.45 a.m. on 5 July 1979, at Sligo General Hospital."


If you're enjoying these posts, please consider making a donation by Paypal toward the upkeep of this blog and the further acquisition of birth records. Thank you for supporting astro-data collecting.

Copyright Sy Scholfield. All rights reserved in all media.



Alex Norton (Scottish television and film actor)

* Glaswegian actor Alex Norton played Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) Matt Burke in the popular Scottish Television detective drama series Taggart from 2002 to 2010.

Burke has been described as "a man who could probably scare away a rottweiler just by looking at it."

No doubt Norton tapped into Pluto in his first house to perfect that look!


NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: Alexander Hugh Norton, 27 January 1950, 16:30 (4:30pm) GMT (+0), Glasgow, Scotland (55n53, 4w15). ASC: 6 Leo. RR: B (from autobiography). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes from "There's Been a Life!: My Autobiography" by Alex Norton (Black & White: 2014): "[I]n Brock Road, Househillwood . . . I was born in my granny's wee back bedroom on 27 January 1950 at half past four in the afternoon."


If you're enjoying these posts, please consider making a donation by Paypal toward the upkeep of this blog and the further acquisition of birth records. Thank you for supporting astro-data collecting.

Copyright Sy Scholfield. All rights reserved in all media.



Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Anni Dewani (Swedish honeymooner, murder victim)

* On 13 November 2010, while on honeymoon in South Africa, newly-weds Shrien and Anni Dewani, from Bristol, were kidnapped at gunpoint in Gugulethu, a township near Cape Town. Shrien was released unharmed by his kidnappers, but only a few hours later Anni's brutally murdered body was found in the back seat of the taxi she had been travelling in. She had been shot in the neck.

Note: Sun in the first degree of Aries ruled by Mars in Libra on the Ascendant, with Mars in a stellium with Saturn and Pluto all in Libra in the 1st house.


NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: Anni Ninna Hindocha, 21 March 1982, 18:47 (6:47pm) CET (-1), Skövde, Sweden (58n24, 13e50). ASC: 6 Libra. RR: A (from father's memory). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes from "Anni Dewani: A Fathers Story" by Vinod Hindocha (Mirror, 2015): "Anni Ninna Hindocha was born on March 21, 1982, at the stroke of 6.47pm, weighing 6lb 3oz. Those around us in the delivery unit at Skövde Hospital ..." Note: Not 12 March as given on Wikipedia.


If you're enjoying these posts, please consider making a donation by Paypal toward the upkeep of this blog and the further acquisition of birth records. Thank you for supporting astro-data collecting.

Copyright Sy Scholfield. All rights reserved in all media.



Lou Diamond Phillips (American actor and director)

* Lou Diamond Phillips' big breakthrough came when he starred in the 1987 film La Bamba as the Chicano rock 'n' roll star Ritchie Valens. Phillips earned a supporting actor Golden Globe Award nomination for his role as a gangster in Stand and Deliver (1988) and a Tony Award nomination for his role as the King in The King and I (1996). In 2007, Phillips joined the touring troupe for Lerner and Loewe's Camelot in the role of King Arthur.

Phillips is very close to the Native American community. In 1990, he was adopted by the Sioux tribe, although he is Cherokee by blood. "Star Keeper" is his Sioux name.

Phillips has an overload of solar energy in his chart which reflects his success in regal roles (and perhaps the choice of his stellar Sioux name): Moon in Leo in the 12th (the house of film), Leo North Node right on his Leo Ascendant, and Uranus in Leo ruling and opposing his Sun from the 1st house (in Mutual Reception).


NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: Born: Lou Diamond Upchurch, 17 February 1962, 17:17 (5:17pm) AWST (-8), US Naval Base Subic Bay, Olongapo, Zambales, Philippines (14n50, 120e16). ASC: 18 Leo. RR: AA (from birth record). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate no. 431, on file.


If you're enjoying these posts, please consider making a donation by Paypal toward the upkeep of this blog and the further acquisition of birth records. Thank you for supporting astro-data collecting.

Copyright Sy Scholfield. All rights reserved in all media.



Monday, 16 February 2015

George Takei (American "Star Trek" actor, social media star, human rights activist)

* With his Aquarian Ascendant ruled by a virtually unaspected Uranus, George Takei embodies the Uranian spirit of science fiction culture, internet media, humanitarian politics and a unique sense of humour. Moreover, Mars in Sagittarius on his MC rules his Sun in the last degree of Aries, making him an outspoken pioneer and successful leader in these fields.

Takei is most widely known for his role as Lieutenant Sulu, helmsman of the spaceship Enterprise in the sci-fi TV series Star Trek (1966-1969) and six Star Trek feature films (1979-1991). Today he is a regular on the science fiction convention circuit throughout the world.

Takei came out publicly as gay in October 2005. In 2006, he embarked on a nationwide "Equality Trek" speaking tour sharing his life as a gay Japanese American, his 18-year relationship with (his now-husband) Brad Altman, and experiences on Star Trek, encouraging others to share their own personal stories. In 2008, Takei and Altman became the first same-sex couple to apply for a marriage licence in West Hollywood, and they were married on 14 September 2008.

Takei joined Facebook in 2011 and today his daily posts of humorous pictures (many of which are related to sci-fi, gay culture and political satire) have attracted over 8 million followers, such that he has been lauded as "the funniest guy on Facebook."

On his website, Takei declares: "My name is George Takei. Some know me as Mr. Sulu but I hope all know me as a believer in, and a fighter for, the equality and dignity of all human beings." Astrologically, his words and actions reveal him as a herald of the Age of Aquarius.


NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: Hosato Takei, 20 April 1937, 02:10 (2:10 AM) PST (+8), Los Angeles, California, USA (34n03, 118w15). ASC: 19 Aquarius. RR: AA (from birth record). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes from birth certificate on file.


If you're enjoying these posts, please consider making a donation by Paypal toward the upkeep of this blog and the further acquisition of birth records. Thank you for supporting astro-data collecting.

Copyright Sy Scholfield 2015. All rights reserved in all media.



Friday, 30 January 2015

John Lydon (English singer, songwriter, musician, visual artist)

* In his 2014 autobiography Anger Is an Energy: My Life Uncensored, John Lydon (formerly Johnny Rotten, lead singer of punk band the Sex Pistols) writes "I was born in the early wee hours of the 31st, in the bitterly cold January of 1956." A speculative time of 3 a.m. puts the last degree of icy Scorpio on the ascendant, ruled by sex/pistol Pluto high in the sky. "Anger is an Energy" is a keyword phrase for Mars-Saturn in Sagittarius on the ascendant and North Node. And the Moon on the MC in the 10th (using Equal or Placidus Houses) bespeaks the name of his post-punk band, Public Image Ltd (PiL).
NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: John Joseph Lydon, 31 January 1956, 03:00 (3AM) GMT (+0), London, England (51n30, 0w10). ASC: 29 Scorpio. RR: C (rectified from approximate time). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes from "Anger Is an Energy: My Life Uncensored" by John Lydon (Simon & Schuster, 2014): "I was born in the early wee hours of the 31st, in the bitterly cold January of 1956."

The time of 3 a.m. is speculative.


If you're enjoying these posts, please consider making a donation by Paypal toward the upkeep of this blog and the further acquisition of birth records. Thank you for supporting astro-data collecting.

Copyright Sy Scholfield. All rights reserved in all media.