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Aspects for the week beginning 29 March 2020

Julie Felix (1938 – 2020) Folk singer Julie Felix, who died this week, was prominent in the culture of the late 1960s, and continued working into her 80s. Birth Chart As a Gemini, she stayed “Forever Young”, which is the title of one of the songs she covered from fellow Geminian Bob Dylan.  The Sun […]

Categories: Celebrities · Obituary

Aspect for the week beginning 9 February 2020

Kirk Douglas (1916 -2020) Actor Kirk Douglas, who died this week at the grand old age of 103, is being hailed as one of the last stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood.  With his strikingly chiselled features, dimpled chin and piercing eyes, he put in some mesmerizing performances, in an output of more than […]

Categories: Celebrities · Fixed Stars · Obituary

Aspects for the week beginning 2 February 2020

Kobe Bryant (1978 – 2020) “A love so deep I gave you my all From my mind & body To my spirit & soul…” ~ Kobe Bryant Another soul who passed this week was outstanding sportsman Kobe Bryant, well known in the world of basketball.  The shocking news of his helicopter crash (at the age […]

Categories: Obituary · Sport

Nicholas Parsons (1923 – 2020)

Nicholas Parsons (1923 – 2020) Someone asked me this week if I would be writing about Nicholas Parsons, or Kobe Bryant, as obituaries of the week.  I really couldn’t decide.  So I have decided to write about both: one a nonagenarian, and one taken in his prime. Birth Chart We do not have a birth […]

Categories: Celebrities · Obituary

Aspects for the week beginning 29 December 2019

Baba Ram Dass (1931 – 2019) “Be Here Now” ~ Baba Ram Dass Spiritual teacher Baba Ram Dass (Richard Alpert) died this week.  He was part of the consciousness-raising movement of the 1960s, together with Timothy Leary, Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. Birth Chart Ram Dass had 0 planets in the Air signs, relying on […]

Categories: Obituary · Spirituality

Aspects for the week beginning 1 December 2019

Clive James (1939 – 2019) Polymath Clive James died this week at the age of 80, after a very long illness.  He was known for his acerbic wit, and produced a prolific quantity of books in his lifetime.  He wrote regular newspaper columns, and was in his heyday a regular personality on our television screens.  […]

Categories: Celebrities · Fixed Stars · Obituary · Poetry

Aspects for the week beginning 17 November 2019

James Le Mesurier “To save one life is to save all of humanity” ~ motto of the White Helmets James Le Mesurier, the British Co-Founder of the White Helmets, has died at the age of 48 tragically from an apparent suicide. White Helmets The organization known as the White Helmets was founded in 2014, emerging […]

Categories: Astrological Appreciation · News · Obituary

Aspects for the week beginning 13 October 2019

Ginger Baker “When the city of Atlantis stood serene above the sea, Long time before our time when the world was free, Those were the days.” ~ Those Were The Days, co-written by Ginger Baker and Mike Taylor, from “Wheels of Fire” 1968 Outstanding drummer Ginger Baker died last Sunday.  He didn’t like the term […]

Categories: Celebrities · Obituary

Aspects for the week beginning 18 August 2019

Peter Fonda (1940 – 2019) “Head out on the highway Looking for adventure In whatever comes our way …Born to be wild” ~ Steppenwolf, theme song for Easy Rider Going back to the 1960s today, in tribute to Peter Fonda, who died this week.  He is bound to the iconic role he played in “Easy […]

Categories: Celebrities · Film · Obituary

Aspects for the week beginning 11 August 2019

Toni Morrison (1931 – 2019) “My project is an effort to avert the critical gaze from the racial object to the racial subject; from the described and imagined to the describers and imaginers; from the serving to the served” ~ Toni Morrison We have lost a colossus of the literary world this week, but one […]

Categories: Fixed Stars · Obituary