Mashing it up with Alan Alda

Alan Alda is Irish-Italian and the son of actor Robert Alda and Josephine Browne, who was the New York state beauty-pageant winner.  He was their only child born  Alphonso Joseph D’Abruzzo on January 28, 1936 in Brooklyn.   Robert and Josephine (Joan) were married 31 December 1932 and divorced in 1948 because of her unstable health.  His father was dubbed Alda as a portmanteau of his real name ALphonso and D’Abruzzo when he went to Hollywood.

Robert Alda remarried Italian actress Flora Martino whom had his second  son Antonio.   Alan Alda’s mother died in Los Angeles on September 28, 1984 and his father Robert May 3, 1986.  Flora Martino Alda died in 2008; their son  a year later at 52 from cirrhosis of the liver. 

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Alan Alda married Arlene Weiss on March 15, 1957 in New York City; they have been together for 61 years. They have three daughters, Eve (born on December 12, 1958), Elizabeth Alda (born on August 20, 1960) and Beatrice Alda (born on August 10, 1961). He is called Al at home as its fits both Alphonso and Alan.

When seven years old, Alda contracted polio and is parents administered the regimen developed by Sister Elizabeth Kenny, a self-taught Australian bush nurse, who developed a treatment of applying hot wool compresses to the affected limbs to reduce the spasms and then force the patient into physical rehabilitation by making the legs pretend walking. In his book “Never have your dog stuffed” Alda credits Sister Kenney with his complete recovery. Dinah shore, Rosalind Russell’s nephew and Martin Sheen also testify to its efficacy.

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In 1956, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from  Fordham College of Fordham University in the Bronx, where he was a student staff member of its FM radio station, WFUV still on the air in NYC and on the Internet via the Tune-In app.

The Aldas still reside Leonia, New Jersey.
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Alda’s ascendant is 02 Capricorn and its ruler is Saturn that is in the second house in Pisces.  Saturn is opposite Neptune that gives a tendency to be hard on his fellow workers — it’s my way or the highway.   That though would not be true in his personal life, where he is far more agreeable and understanding, which is why he falls into a see-saw temperament:  the two parts of his life are quite separate except for his political views — the generational planets are on the experiential side of the chart.

The Saturn in his second house shows that he will accumulate lots of personal wealth not only through his work but also through his own thrift, and suggests that he was shrewd in using his father Robert’s Hollywood network in getting a foothold in the movie industry.

This is supported by Pluto in the sixth/seventh house cusp in Cancer that suggests he tends to manage his work relationship with his strong personality and his ability to manage people and situations.  This aspect also makes him attractive to film vehicles that have unusual or socially transformative  issues i.e. MASH with Burns and Houlihan, Same Time next year with Ellen Burstyn.

He has the Asteroid Siwa, sound, conjunct his Aquarian Ascendant, makes him love puns, and irony.  Alda’s North Node makes him successful using twelfth house environments, the military, the war and the film industry, to his advantage.

  1. His Line of Vitality is sextile.
    1. While life encourages his talents to be exploited to the fullest, on the downside it does not lead to self-discovery.
  2. No Line of Efficiency
  3. Line of Motivation trine.
    1. Alda has the ability to be free and easy with his fungoing self-expressive and he participate in whatever his environment throws at him , but OTOH this makes him a bit of a chameleon (he is often thought of as Jewish though he is not; his wife and children are) where his true beliefs are lost.
  4. No Line of Social Significance.


What is Teilhard de Chardin’s Omega Point

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Oxford English Dictionary’s word for Monday 17th September is: Omega point, n.

  • Omega point, n.
    [‘Theology. With reference to the writings of P. Teilhard de Chardin: a hypothesized end to evolutionary development in which all sentient life will converge into a supreme consciousness; God or Christ as this final end. Also more widely: a final purpose, an end. Cf. omega n. 1b.’]
    Pronunciation: Brit. /ˈəʊmᵻɡə ˌpɔɪnt/, U.S. /oʊˈmeɪɡə ˌpɔɪnt/, /oʊˈmɛɡə ˌpɔɪnt/
    Forms: also with lower-case initial.
    Origin: Formed within English, by compounding; modelled on a French lexical item. Etymons: omega n., point n.1
    Etymology: < omega n. + point n.1, after French point Oméga (P. Teilhard de Chardin Le Phénomène Humain (1955) 288).

1. Theology. With reference to the writings of P. Teilhard de Chardin: a hypothesized end to evolutionary development in which all sentient life will converge into a supreme consciousness; God or Christ as this final end. Also more widely: a final purpose, an end. Cf. omega n.

  • 1b.The translated text of the first edition of Teilhard de Chardin’s book uses Omega, not Omega point.
    • [1959 B. Wall tr. T. de Chardin Phenomenon of Man iv. ii. 259 Its enormous layers..must somewhere ahead become involuted to a point which we might call Omega, which fuses and consumes them integrally in itself.]
    • 1959 B. Wall in B. Wall tr. T. de Chardin Phenomenon of Man ii. 57 When I come to unveil (with all due reservations and corrections) the perspective of the ‘Omega point’.
    • 1965 Listener 3 June 817/2 The idea has something in common with Teilhard de Chardin’s concept of the ‘Omega Point’.
    • 1977 Time 28 Feb. 45/1 Teilhard believed man would eventually transcend his individualism and converge at the ‘Omega Point’ with the Omega—God.
    • 1983 Amer. Lit. 55 461 Emerson’s hope for an ‘apocalypse’..sounds more like Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s ‘noösphere’, which at an ‘omega point’ in cosmic history will become a planetary hypersonal consciousness.
    • 1995 Sci. Amer. July 84/3 Tipler claims that theology is simply a sub-branch of physics and that God is what he defines as the Omega Point: the end point to our universe.

2. In extended use: a culminating point, an acme; a turning point. Also ironic.1981 MLN 96 931 The holocaust remains undecipherable… does re-present a kind of omega-point of horror and desire.

  • 1984 Contemp. Sociol. 13 693/1 Let us..[imagine] that self-care, lay-care, and movement-centered health liberation were to reach an omega point.
  • 1997 Harper’s Mag. May 49/1 Eventually there’ll be some sort of dramatic Omega Point at which everything changes.
  • 2000 Time Internat.(Electronic ed.) 9 Oct. The sporting fraternity concedes that there is a so-called Omega point beyond which the human frame cannot go.

We highlighted Teilhard de Chardin’s chart here.

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C381 Neil Simon & William Shakespeare

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Mr Simon’s natal chart was rectified and shown below. His ascendant is Libra 22° with the symbol of “A little child is laughing as the streaming water turns into a grotto and the birds hurry to drink”. This fits a man who wrote play on the Book of Job and made it a comedy, for as he said in his autobiography, he believed God has a sense of humor.  The symbol is one of the intuitive understanding & the sympathy for a life that accompanies genuine youthfulness in spirit. The keyword is FURTHERANCE.

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C381 Call me Omarosa, everyone does

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Omarosa on her Wedding day.

Omarose Onee Manigault Newman is her real name but all you read is Omarosa.  She was born on February 5, 1974 in Youngstown, Ohio.  Her stated birth time is 10:54 PM that gives her a 06.36 Libra Ascendant, frankly we think it’s a minute two shy of her real ascendant at 08 Libra, but the official chart below works, so we will keep it, remembering that the new ascendant and Pluto are partile because daylight savings started so early that year because of the oil crisis. Of course the chart below is also in Placidus so we will have to make allowances.  That seems to sum her up anyways – give the girl some leeway.: she needs space.

Picking up on her pink wedding dress, we made her chart pink too.
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