Celebrity “Growing Pains”

May 27, 2019
Playing God

Herschel, Uranus and Mary Shelley’s Vision of Horror

“Herschel, Uranus and Mary Shelley’s Vision of Horror” was  originally published in “The International Astrologer”, Aries 2009 issue for ISAR.  It was re-published in “Astrology Quarterly”, (Vol. 79, No 2) for The Astrological Lodge of London The article was updated in late 2016 with a corrected chart for the discovery of Uranus for an astrology lecture in Portugal and was re-formated on 14 May 2018, the day before Uranus ingressed into the sign or Taurus. “We are about to unfold the story of Frankenstein, a man of science who sought to create a man after his own image without reckoning upon […]
June 8, 2014

Barry Manilow

The song “Read ‘Em and Weep” came out in 1983. (Barry Manilow did it way better than Meatloaf had done a few years before. That’s why Barry’s version made it to #18 in the Billboard Hot 100 and Meatloaf’s did not. Read that and weep, Meatloaf fans). As with anyone else, the astrology of Barry Manilow tells a fascinating tale. Barry’s “A” Rodden Rating birth chart indicates he was born on 17 June, 1943 at 9:00 in Brooklyn New York. With Jupiter in Cancer, he would naturally want to learn by extending himself emotionally. He could only take risks if he felt […]
November 21, 2015

Judy Garland

  Judy Garland was born on 10th June 1922 at 6:00am in Grand Rapids Minnesota (Rodden Rating: AA; Collector: Steinbrecher) during the Jupiter and Saturn conjunction in Libra, both planets conjunct her North Node.   Astrologically, Jupiter is seen as fortunate and Saturn as trouble and problems. It is interesting that Garland’s life was such a mixture of these extremes–many of the  happies and sads stemming from trying to please too many people via Libra diplomacy. Married five times, Judy seemed unable to decide what she needed from others and, coupled with a drugs and alcohol dependency problem, her financial […]
November 26, 2015
Alex Trenoweth Gone With the Wind

Butterfly McQueen

Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen was born on 7 January 1911 in Tampa Florida (no birth time available). She is most famous for her role as squeaky voiced Prissy, (the house slave in Gone with the Wind who claimed to know everything about birthing babies but was reduced to a quivering wreck when Melanie went into a difficult labour). McQueen was born with Jupiter in Scorpio and Saturn in Aries. She had planned to be a nurse but was encouraged to give acting a try. Her stage nickname came from a dance performance in Midsummer Night’s Dream. During the filming of Gone […]
November 26, 2015
Alex Trenoweth, Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton was born 5 January 1946 at 2:49am in Los Angeles CA (RR: AA; Collector: Wilsons). The astrology chart of Diane Keaton shows she has Jupiter in Libra and Saturn in Cancer. Although there is little information available about her upbringing, this article outlines the important cycles of Jupiter and Saturn. Diane Keaton’s first professional stage debut was in 1968 in the musical Hair. During that year, Saturn was in the middle of three oppositions to her natal Jupiter in Libra. Natally, Keaton’s Saturn is in Cancer, a sign noted for its shyness. She achieved notoriety when she refused […]
November 30, 2015
Alex Trenoweth

Ben Stiller

Ben Stiller was born on 30 November 1965 at 17:35 (Rodden Rating: A; Collector: Rodden) in New York with Jupiter in Gemini and Saturn in Pisces. His versatility as an actor has led to his films raking in a massive $79 million a pop. To date he has written, starred in, directed and/or produced over 50 film projects. As he is the son of veteran comedians/actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, it seems almost inevitable that Ben would become a Hollywood player. However, as we all know, parental success is no guarantee of the child’s success. By dissociate trine, Ben’s […]
May 23, 2019
Alex Trenoweth

Educating Elliot Rodger

On 23 May 2014, the Isla Vista killings took place. The incident took place as the lunar phase was approaching the New Moon. My research on children and behaviour shows that poor behaviour is more likely to occur at this phase. Author’s note: One of the things I emphasise about using astrology in teaching is that it’s always important to check the balance of Jupiter and Saturn for the learners in question over the entire academic year. Elliot Rodger’s placement of Jupiter was unusual and for the sake of making a point, I want to demonstrate the possible impact this […]