Friday, 26 June 2015

Megan Gale (Australian model, brand ambassador, fashion designer, actress)

* Aussie beauty, Megan Gale, has an English father and a mother of Maori descent. She won a modelling competition in Perth at 18, and later modelled for various Italian fashion houses and appeared in several Italian films. She was lauded in the Italian media as "The new Sophia Loren" (Gale and Loren each have Venus at 11° Virgo; i.e. exactly conjunct in their synastry!).
NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: Megan Kate Gale, 7 August 1975, circa 01:00 (1 AM) AWST (-8), Perth, Western Australia, Australia (31s57, 115e51). ASC: Taurus. RR: C. SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes Gale for her rising sign in "Princess Diary," Sunday Telegraph [Sydney], 12 Nov. 2006: "I'm a Leo but I think my true self is more like my rising sign, Taurus. I find my Leo qualities emerge when I'm working: I'm more flamboyant, more ambitious, confident and driven. At home I'm more Taurean: a bit earthier, but always stubborn."

NOTE: Taurus was rising from 12am to 2:02am and from 11:36pm to 12 midnight. The time of 1am is speculative. The Moon was in Leo throughout these periods.


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Elizabeth Ann MacGregor (Scottish-Australian art museum director)

* Elizabeth Ann (AKA Liz Ann) MacGregor is the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Sydney, Australia (located at Circular Quay overlooking the Sydney Opera House).

MacGregor started her career in the arts by training as an art historian at Edinburgh University before joining the Arts Council of Great Britain in 1985. In 1989 she was appointed director of the Ikon Gallery, a contemporary arts institution in Birmingham.

In 1999, she took up the directorship of the MCA, introducing free admission and subsequently doubling attendance numbers. She also oversaw the redevelopment of the MCA building, increasing its size and internationalising the scope of exhibitions.

MacGregor's chart shows enormous personal drive: both luminaries in Aries; Scorpio Ascendant ruled by Pluto in the last degree of dramatic Leo on a workaholic Virgo MC: "She is known for her determination, tenacious work ethic and colourful wardrobe."


NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: Elizabeth Ann MacGregor, 16 April 1958, 21:00 (9 PM), Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Scotland (56n28, 2w53). ASC: 13 Scorpio. RR: AA (From birth record). SOURCE: Caroline Gerard quotes birth record, requested by Sy Scholfield.


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Alistair Hulett, 1951–2010 (Scottish acoustic folk singer and revolutionary socialist)

* Alistair Hulett was the singer of the folk punk band, Roaring Jack, which he formed in Australia in the early 1980s. In 1995, Hulett co-founded the Australian Trotskyist organisation Socialist Alternative, while often playing political benefits and rallies with Roaring Jack.

He returned to his native Glasgow in the late 1990s, where he died from cancer at 6:30 pm on 28 January 2010.


NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: Alistair John Hulett, 15 October 1951, 14:20 (2:20 PM), Redlands Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland (55n53, 4w15). ASC: 29 Sagittarius. RR: AA (From birth record). SOURCE: Caroline Gerard quotes birth record, requested by Sy Scholfield.


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Max Meldrum, 1875–1955 (Scottish-Australian painter)

* Max Meldrum is known as the founder of Australian Tonalism, a representational style of painting that emerged in Melbourne during the 1910s, as well as for his portrait work, having won the Archibald Prize in 1939 and 1940.

Meldrum's unique theory of painting (Uranus on MC) was based on "the importance of tonal values and objective optical analysis, resulting in simple representational works characterised by a 'misty' or atmospheric quality" (nebulous Neptune is exactly opposite his Ascendant).

This pioneering artist also had the zero degree of Scorpio on his Ascendant and six planets (including Pluto opposite and ruling Jupiter-Mercury in Scorpio) all in a Fixed Grand Cross. Meldrum's "published theories of art created a storm in the Australian art world, and his school of painting attracted equally passionate followers and critics."


NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: Duncan Max Meldrum, 3 December 1875, 04:30 (4:30 AM) GMT (+0), Edinburgh, Scotland (55n57, 3w13). ASC: 00 Scorpio. RR: AA (From birth record). SOURCE: Caroline Gerard quotes birth record ("Born 4.30 and I’m fairly sure it was am"), requested by Sy Scholfield.


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Hugh Ramsay, 1877-1906 (Australian artist)

* Hugh Ramsay was one of Australia's leading portraitists. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he moved with his family to Melbourne, Australia in 1878. A trip to Europe in September 1900 led to study in Paris, France, but suffering from tuberculosis, he soon returned to Australia where he died aged 28. Ramsay's major works include The Sisters and Lady with a Fan.

He had Cancer rising ruled by Moon in intimate Scorpio: "He was close to his family and, of his large output from ten years of active work, they are often his subjects."


NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: 25 May 1877, 06:30 (6:30 AM) GMT (+0), Govan, Glasgow, Scotland (55n53, 4w15). ASC: 13 Cancer. RR: AA (From birth record). SOURCE: Caroline Gerard quotes birth record, requested by Sy Scholfield.


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Eric Bogle (Scottish-Australian folk singer-songwriter)

* Eric Bogle emigrated to Australia in 1969. On 25 January 1987, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his work as a singer-songwriter. In May 2001, the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), as part of its 75th Anniversary celebrations, named his song, "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda," as one of the Top 30 Australian songs of all time.

Bogle has a Taurus Midheaven ruled by unaspected Venus in Libra.


NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: 23 September 1944, 03:55 (3:55am) BST (-1), Peebles, Scotland (55n39, 3w12). ASC: 28 Leo. RR: AA (From birth record). SOURCE: Caroline Gerard quotes birth record, requested by Sy Scholfield.


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Sunday, 21 June 2015

Margaret Fulton (British-Australian food and cooking writer, journalist, author, commentator)

* In her early recipes Margaret Fulton encouraged Australian housewives to alter the Australian staple of "meat and three vegetables" and to be creative with food. She 'discovered' food from exotic places such as Spain, Italy, India and China.

In 2006, The Bulletin named Fulton in their list of 'The 100 most influential Australians,' writing that she is "Australia's original domestic goddess. No cookery writer since can claim her blanket influence... Fulton turned us into foodies."

The Sun in Australia's chart is at 10° Capricorn and the MC at 2° Aquarius. Fulton's Ascendant (9° Capricorn) and Moon (26° Capricoen) conjunct these points, cementing her status as an "Australian Living Treasure."


NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: Margaret Isobel Fulton, 6 October 1924, 14:45 (2:45pm) Nairn, Scotland (57n35, 3w53). ASC: 9 Capricorn. RR: AA (Quoted birth record). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield requested the data from Caroline Gerard who quoted from Fulton's birth certificate. Wikipedia and other sources give the wrong date of 10 October. Fulton has stated: "Let me see, I was born 6/10/24" [https://cooked.com.au/thefeed/2014/10/02/10/58/margaret-fulton-90-birthday].


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