Thursday, 20 November 2014

May Swenson, 1913–1989 (American poet and playwright)

* May Swenson is considered one of the most important and original poets of the 20th century. She channelled her rising Mars in Aries into the creation of poetry showing a strong use of imagery and eroticism. Some of her poems express intense love between women, written at a time when female homoeroticism was rare in poetry. Mars rules her Venus in Aries (in the First House) which is the only planet to aspect her Pluto.
NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: Anna Thilda May Swenson, 28 May 1913, 02:30 (2:30 AM) MST (+7), Logan, Utah, USA (41n44, 111w50). ASC: 10 Aries. RR: B (from biography). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes from "Body My House: May Swenson's Work and Life" by Paul Crumbley and Patricia M. Gantt (Utah State University Press, 2006), p. 8: "May 28, 1913: Anna Thilda May Swenson . . . born at 2:30 AM Wednesday at a house . . . in Logan, Utah."


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David Pogue (American technology writer, TV science presenter)

* David Pogue is a personal technology columnist for Yahoo Tech, a tech correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning, a columnist for Scientific American and a former technology columnist for The New York Times. Venus in techno-savvy Aquarius rules his Taurus Ascendant. Pogue has written or co-written seven books in the For Dummies series (including Macintosh computers, magic, opera, and classical music). These books all have Neptunian themes: Pogue's angular Neptune rules and trines his Sun-Jupiter conjunction in Pisces. Perhaps Mercury in the first degree of Pisces explains his interest in numerology.
NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: David Welch Pogue, 9 March 1963, 09:09 (9:09 AM) EST (+5), Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA (41n28, 81w32). ASC: 14 Taurus. RR: A (from memory). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes from "The World According to Twitter" by David Pogue (Black Dog & Leventhal, 2009), p. 31: "Actually, the numerology coincidences revealed in my question is only part of the story. I was born at 9:09 a.m. on March 9, 1963 (note that 6 + 3 = 9). I weighed 9 pounds, 9 ounces. My parents had been married 9 years."


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Monday, 17 November 2014

Wilfred Thesiger, 1910–2003 (British explorer, travel writer & photographer)

* Wilfred Thesiger had vagabond Jupiter in the 9th on his MC and ruling his Sagittarian 12th house, translating into a life of nomadic exploration: he crossed parts of Arabia by foot and camel, and trudged through the marshlands of southern Iraq. His Sun is all but unaspected in literary, travel-loving and multi-cultural Gemini; he wrote various travel books including Arabian Sands (1959) and The Marsh Arabs (1964). Photographic Neptune in accumulative Cancer is square its ruler Moon in pioneering Aries: Thesiger donated his vast and original collection of 23,000 negatives to the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford.
NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: Wilfred Patrick Thesiger, 3 June 1910, 20:00 (8PM) LMT (-2:35:20), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (9n02, 38e42). ASC: 6 Capricorn. RR: B (from biography). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes from "Wilfred Thesiger in Africa" by Alexander Maitland (HarperCollins UK, 2010): "at Addis Ababa . . . Wilfred Patrick . . . born at 8 p.m. on Friday 3 June 1910."


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Hallam Tennyson, 1852-1928 (British peer, biographer)

* Hallam Tennyson served as the second Governor-General of Australia, 1903-1904. His rising Mars in Libra (hidden in the 12th) and unaspected Pluto were put to the challenge when tensions developed with the Prime Minister, Alfred Deakin, over the ambiguity of Tennyson's position. Unknown to the public, Deakin did not encourage Tennyson to seek an extension of his one-year term and Tennyson left Australia in January 1904 to universal expressions of approval.
NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: 11 August 1852, 09:30 (9:30 AM) GMT (+0), Twickenham, England (51n27, 0w20). ASC: 8 Libra. RR: A (from father's memory). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes his father's letter to Mrs Browning (dated 11 August 1852) transcribed in "Alfred, Lord Tennyson: A Memoir" by Hallam Tennyson (Cambridge University Press, 2012), p. 357: "my wife was delivered of a fine boy at 9.30 a.m. this day."


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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Maria Gomes Valentim (Brazilian supercentenarian)

* Maria Gomes Valentim was the oldest verified living person in the world for a while before her death from multiple organ failure on 21 June 2011 at the age of 114 years 347 days. Valentim was the only validated supercentenarian from Brazil and one of the 30 verified oldest people in history. I always say that Cancer is the strongest sign in the zodiac; in Valentim's case tenaciously holding on to life and not giving in until the very end. Valentim had both luminaries and Venus in Cancer (all in the 4th house no less), with Venus ruling Mars, the ruler of her Aries ascendant.
NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: Maria Gomes da Silva, 9 July 1896, 23:00 (11 PM) LMT (+2:48:08), Carangola (Minas Gerais), Brazil (20s4359, 42w0146). ASC: 3 Aries. RR: AA (BC in hand). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate, copy found online: http://www.acessa.com/mulher/arquivo/noticias/2011/04/12-vo_quita/certidao.jpg; http://www.acessa.com/mulher/arquivo/noticias/2011/04/12-vo_quita


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Sunday, 9 November 2014

Cate Blanchett (Australian actor)

* Cate Blanchett has stated that she has Taurus Sun, Taurus Moon and Taurus rising but it's not possible for her to have both the Moon and Ascendant in this sign on the date she was born. Her birth notice appeared in the local newspaper the day after her birth, which usually indicates a birth early in the day. The Moon did not move into Taurus until about 5:30pm the day she was born and it is unlikely that news of her birth was communicated to the newspaper that late in the day. A speculative time of 6:40 a.m. gives mid Taurus (15 degrees) on the Ascendant which seems the best approximation considering the info given.
NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: Catherine Élise Blanchett, 14 May 1969, 06:40 (6:40 AM) AEST (-10), Melbourne, Australia (37s49, 144e58). ASC: 15 Taurus??. RR: C. SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes her birth notice and two statements from her to speculate an approximate time of birth. The birth notice gives the date and place: "BLANCHETT (Gamble)--To June and Bob--a daughter (Catherine Elise), at Jessie McPherson, on May 14th. Both well" (The Age [Melbourne], 15 May 1969, p. 17). Blanchett has stated, "I like the heroines. I'm a bull. I'm a Taurus. I think I've got something tragic like Taurus moon, Taurus sun, Taurus rising. I'm a complete bull" ("I won't do any nude scenes" by Clare Goldwin, Mirror, 26 Nov. 2003, p. 46.). She has also reportedly stated, "Apparently, I’m Taurus moon, Taurus sun and Taurus Rising. That’s pretty Taurus, eh? Which explains a lot, doesn’t it?" (20/2/2014: http://www.wisconsingazette.com/film/cate-blanchette-strives-to-balance-family-and-career.html). It is not possible for her to have Taurus rising and Taurus Moon. The birth announcement appeared the day after her birth which usually indicates a time of birth early in the day. The moon did not move into Taurus until about 5:30pm and it is unlikely that the news of her birth would have been phoned through to the newspaper that late in the day. A speculative time of 6:40 a.m. puts mid Taurus (15 degrees) on the Ascendant which seems the best approximation considering the info given. Scholfield emailed a family member on 7 April 2001 requesting her time of birth but did not receive a reply.


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Friday, 7 November 2014

Renato Russo, 1960-1996 (Brazilian singer, songwriter, musician)

* Renato Russo was born right on an Aries New Moon with both luminaries aspected by Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto. His first band, the punk rock group with the Plutonic name "Aborto Elétrico" (Electric Abortion) eventually split into two different bands: "Capital Inicial" and "Legião Urbana". Under Russo's leadership and the good fortune of his Jupiter and Neptune, Legião Urbana sold around 20 million albums during Russo's lifetime.


NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: Renato Manfredini, Jr., 27 March 1960, 04:00 (4 AM) BZT (-3), Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, (22s53, 43w0613). ASC: 8 Pisces. RR: B (from biography). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes from "Renato Russo: O filho da Revolução" by Carlos Marcelo (Rio de Janeiro, Agir, 2012): "Nove meses depois daquela noite de junho de 1959, no dia 27 de março, Renato Manfredini Júnior nasceu às quatro da manhã na Clínica Santa Lúcia, bairro do Humaitá."

Translation: Nine months after that night in June 1959, Renato Manfredini Jr. was born on 27 March [1960] at four o'clock in the morning at the Santa Lucia Clinic in the neighborhood of Humaita.


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