James Henry Neel Reed a master fiddler, banjoist, and harmonica player, he is the brother on the right of the header picture, had an amazing repertoire consisting of hundreds of tunes, as well as multiple performance styles all memorized by heart. He was professionally known as Henry Reed, and was born on April 28, 1884, in the Appalachian Mountains of Monroe County, West Virginia. As I do not have an exact location, I picked Zenith West Virginia as it is in the mountains and it has a propitious name: Henry Reed was the zenith of banjo playing.Continue reading “C124 Banjo playing Appalachian Henry Reed”
Kaleigh McEnany is the former Trump White House spokeswoman.
That is a perfect job for someone that is a Bucket with Pluto handle, her planetary pattern. Kaleight was diagnosed positive with the BRCA-2 mutation when she was twenty-one but she waited to have the preemptive double mastectomy after she was married and have her daughter, Blake Avery. I guess with a Cancer Rising she wanted to enjoy breast feeding at least once in her life.Continue reading “C121 BRCA-2 mutation and Kaleigh McEnany”
Emmanuel Kant was born April 22, 1724 in Königsberg, near the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea. Today Königsberg is Kaliningrad, Russia, sandwiched between Lithuania in the north and Poland to the south, with the Baltic Sea on the west and Belarus to the east. It has no history with the Slavic Republics.
During Kant’s lifetime Königsberg was the capital of Eastern Prussia, and its dominant language was German. While geographically remote from the rest of Prussia Königsberg was nonetheless a major commercial center, an important military port, and a relatively cosmopolitan university town.
Our header picture is a painting of Konigsberg from the 18th century probably similar to when Kant was alive and working there.Continue reading “Emmanuel Kant, German philosopher”
Why Blinken Matters
Joe Biden has proposed that his long-time associate, Antony Blinken, will be the Secretary of State, replacing Michael Pompeo. Blinken, served as deputy secretary of state under John Kerry, and moves up a slot to become the U.S. Secretary or foreign affairs honcho. He has openly pledged to reopen the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington, restore aid to the Palestinians, rejoin the World Health Organization, and——to resume the failed Iran nuclear deal without preconditions.
Blinken, fluent in French, is a wholehearted supporter of international treaties and pacts. He has said his goal as Secretary of State, is to reverse all the Trump foreign policy’s initiatives, including the latest Middle East Peace Plan Trump and Pompeo crafted. That maybe unnecessary, as the Peace Plan is unraveling as the signatories sense Trump has lost the election.
Blinken’s Past is prologue to his role as Biden’s Secretary of State
Blinken is a longtime Washington insider. He worked in both Bush II and Obama administrations.
He opposes Israel’s annexation of Judea and Samaria, and potentially Jerusalem beyond the 1949 ceasefire lines. He considers Israeli land concessions to be a prerequisite for peace. He supports the establishment of a Palestinian state in Gaza and the pre-1967 Jordan-occupied Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem. He agrees with Joe Biden about rejoining the Climate Accord and the World Health Organization, the former which would hamper America’s energy independence and that latter that ignored the Covid crisis, is integral to America’s future.
He is former National Security Advisor to the then Vice President Biden, where in 2011 he urged a US/NATO military offensive against Muammar Gaddafi, in order to stop “Qaddafi’s human rights violations and slaughter of his own people.”
He opposes Saudi involvement in the civil war in Yemen, which has become the most active Iranian beachhead against Saudi Arabia, aiming to topple the Saudi regime.
He objects to the Saudi aggressive policy toward Qatar, despite that the little republic is a major financier of Turkey’s Erdogan, and the Muslim Brotherhood terrorists, which the bin Saudi’s see as major threats to their rule. But then based on these two viewpoints, one cannot say Blinken is pro-Saudi.
Despite his so called “human rights” foreign policy, he does not apply that yardstick to Iran, whom he supports and was part of the BILLION dollar airlifting under Obama to help prop up the ayatollah’s rule.
Most of these beliefs, Blinken enacted almost immediately upon Senate confirmation on January 26, 2021.
The Personal Blinken
He was born on April 16, 1962 in Manhattan, New York. His maternal family are Hungarian Jews who were incarcerated in Auschwitz and Dachau; his parents raised him Jewish.
His wife, Evan Ryan, is Roman Catholic. There is no mention of children perhaps that will come out later. The couple was married in an interfaith ceremony in March 2002 in Washington, DC. Mrs. Blinken kept her maiden name and was the Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs in the Obama Administration. Prior to her marriage, there is no record of her work resume.
Despite her odd spelling name, she was born Barbara Joan Streisand and decided to drop an “A” as it would be quirky and noticeable. She was born on April 25 1942 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, then an Orthodox enclave. She gave an homage to that closed world in “Yentl”, where a young girl dresses as a man so she too can read the Torah and Talmud, the foundations of their faith. This article from My Jewish Learning gives a fuller understanding of their beliefs and identity.Continue reading “C120 The will to succeed – Barbra Streisand”
Born Mary Warren Anglin on April 3rd, 1876 in Ottawa, Ontario, it was as Margaret Anglin she found Broadway success. The youngest of nine children of newspaper editor and politician Timothy Warren Anglin (1822–1896) by his second wife, Ellen MacTavish it doesn’t seem much of her child hood destined her for the stage except being held by Oscar Wilde, novelist cum playwright, a guest of her father, when she was six years old, probably during Wilde’s first visit to America via the SS Arizona in 1882, when he conducted a 140 Lecture Tour across North America (US and Canada).
Her parents then sent to her Toronto and Loretto Abbey and then the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Montreal. There are not any records that record Mary’s sudden love of the stage, but perhaps there was a high school paly that she was in that sparked the interest because next we find her is graduating from the Empire School of Dramatic Acting, New York City in 1894. Located within the Chas. Frohman Empire Theatre, she studied under Nelson Wheatcroft, a famous actor turned dramatic teacher.
Under his tutelage, her acting skills brought the attention of the impresario Charles Frohman who provided her with the opportunity to make her professional stage debut. She changed her name to Margaret Anglin because it took up more billboard space, and in the Bronson Howard production of “Shenandoah,” the Civil War pacificist play, she won wide acclaim.
The Anglin-Hull Marriage
Miss Anglin met future husband, Howard Hull of Kentucky, presumably through the business though little is know about his career but his brothers were all in theatre so we must imagine it was through various connections they met. The couple was married May 9, 1911 in New York City at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Her Part of Fortune Marriage is conjunct her Saturn as is the Part of Legality and it was through her nuptials she became an American citizen.
Most of Broadway attended the gala affair as did some nascent movie stars most likely because the couple was well connected: Hull was the older brother both of Shelly (husband of Josephine Hull of Arsenic and Old Lace & Harvey fame) and Henry the John Ford character actor. and while he is listed as an actor, but little could be found on Howard’s career or Shelly’s.
Hull became her manager, and so took a backstage to his talented wife, who was center stage acting or backstage herself producing, and directing many Broadway plays that were typically large affairs with huge casts, elaborate sets and best of all, great reviews. Then in 1927 Margaret began making demands (the Thor’s Hammer from the Sun to the Moon to Jupiter strikes supported by part of self-undoing conjunct her ascendant) that Howard, be given parts in her plays, it was not an unusual request Hollywood is filled with nepotism but they denied her request. Furious, she walked out of two major productions despite the entreaties and adverse publicity.
Broadway got its revenge and for eight long years she did get any Broadway work until Ivor Novello (born David Ivor Davies), a Broadway sensation, cast her in 1936 in his Fresh Fields plays where she once again she received great critical acclaim. Author Lillian Hellman, Dashiell Hammett’s wife, put Anglin in Watch on the Rhine at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto.
Mapping Margaret M. Anglin
Rectification to Slave Girl demanding her Rights
We rectified Miss Anglin’s birth time to 8:05 in Toronto and that seems to fit her career and life well and gives her the Ascendant of 11 Gemini or a slave girl demanding her rights which fits well as she was not only the actor on stage but often also the director & producer and probably the first woman to fill these roles simultaneously and successfully (Mary Pickford followed suit in film).
Anglin is a locomotive. A mutable T-Square from the first house stellium to the seventh gets a point focus in the tenth at Saturn in 03 Pisces 55 highlighting both her Line of Momentum and restless spirit accentuated by her Grand Trine in Fire. Her Harmonic 7th Chart shows a mutable Grand Cross that reflects as both a woman and a foreigner she was bitter about her second standing. Anglin’s Line of Motivation, Jupiter to Saturn, focuses on her growth within partnerships, like with her husband Howard. and later Novello. Perhaps both those issues had her force her hand with Howard in the play, knowing that men often put their lovers in roles ahead of talented actors.
Both charts show her strong preponderance toward water signs, a good barometer for the acting life, and Jupiter in the seventh highlights her facility to juggle unique roles easily. Her Sun is trine her Moon in the fourth house demonstrates her knowledge of both the physical setup of the stage and public reaction to fuel her inner creativity and with her Moon sextile, her Ascendant in the first house it gives her the ability to play different roles as she needs to fulfill her dreams.
After her husband died, Miss Anglin returned to Canadian Theatre where she reposed on January 7, 1958. Despite her friendship with Mary Pickford, she did not make any moving pictures.
René Descartes was a philosopher whose work, La Géométrie, proves Pythagorean mathematics. He posits, and this becomes the basis for scientific thought, that without proof, it’s all theory.Continue reading “C202 A Skeptic at heart, Rene Descartes”
Melania Trump was born Melania Knaus in what was then the artificially created Yugoslavia, and is now Slovenia on April 26, 1970.
We have rectified it 02 Scorpio for her rising — keyword is Absolution, probably hinting at her strong Roman Catholic faith and a turning from the jaded world of fashion to philanthropy. The symbol itself is evocative: is a beautiful bottle filled with perfume lies on its side, slowly dripping out its contents on thread worn carpet, suggesting her desire to share generously the many gifts she has gained.
We could not resist using the photo of Mrs. Trump’s twelve foot wedding train here, because she is a Locomotive temperament type as outlined in Jones’s The Guide to Horoscopy. She a Grand Trine in Earth, Uranus in the eleventh, her atypical career path to First Lady as a model, to Saturn in Taurus, her marriage and attraction to an older man, and finally culminating with her Moon in Capricorns, or childhood dreams of what she may become.
Her part of fortune at 05 Cancer 51 in Sagittarius — A pioneer family sets up a new homestead as the wife arranges stuffed animals in the nursery, and her husband builds a high fence around the house. It would seem walls were in her destiny.
Opposite her Moon at 09 Capricorn 59, it would seem the clarion call of fertility — two captains arguing about the course of the ship — was a major part of the decision to get married to Donald J. Trump sr. (appropriately enough, in January 2005) and have children (Barron William Trump born March 2006).
- Her Line of Vitality, the aspect between the luminaries, is trine, giving her long life and robust health.
- Her Line of Efficiency, the aspect between Mars and Venus, is conjunct, making her a steadfast marriage partner.
- Her Line of Motivation, the aspect between Jupiter to Saturn, is absent.
- Her Line of Culture, the aspect between Neptune and Uranus, is a biseptile, highlighting the difference in age between herself and her husband and her adaptation to a new country and culture.
I originally published this post on January 26, 2018, on the old SabianEarth.com site but was updated for this on in December 2020.