John Whiteside Parsons (born Marvel Whiteside Parsons) (October 2, 1914 in Los Angeles, California – June 17, 1952 in Pasadena, California), better known as Jack Parsons, was an American rocket propulsion researcher at the California Institute of Technology and a pioneer in solid rocket fuel research and development. He was one of the principal founders of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Aerojet Corp.
Parsons was also an occultist and one of the first Americans to take a keen interest in the writings of English author and Thelema's founder Aleister Crowley. In this capacity, he joined and eventually led an American lodge of Crowley's magical order, Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.).
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American rocket propulsion researcher? Uranus in Aquarius in 8th House of research ruling Aquarius MC. Mars trine Uranus to add propulsion. Occultist? An exact Saturn-Pluto conjunction trine Mercury-Mars in Scorpio, with Pluto the dispositor. Enough to explain the 'sex and rockets' too. Phew.
NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART
BIRTH DATA: Marvel Whiteside Parsons, 2 October 1914, 20:45 (8:45 p.m.) PST (+8), Los Angeles, California, USA (34n03, 118w14). ASC: 11 Gemini. RR=B (from biography). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield (c) quotes John Carter and Robert Anton Wilson, Sex And Rockets: The Occult World Of Jack Parsons (Los Angeles: Feral, 1999, 2004): "Marvel and Ruth Parsons gave birth to a son on October 2, 1914 and named him Marvel Whiteside Parsons. . . . The younger Marvel was born at Good Samaritan Hospital, 1225 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California, at 8:45 p.m. The attending physician was Julian Coffey."