Jones #007, J. Donald Adams

New York Times Book Reviewer

James Donald Adams was a book reviewer for the New York Times and also the seventh entry, alphabetically listed, in the Jones 1000 1 Found only in the Sabian Symbols by Marc E. Jones

Originally I had the Jones charts interspersed with my own which was confusing. To solve two problems with one essay, I am now breaking them up with the Jones Charts as its post, in the classic Regiomontanus format. I chose this over the more modern Universal Regiomontanus because I do not think it is very popular: neither US based Kepler nor Australian Solar Fire, the two major software programs, have it. I only found the UR by accident in the New Zealand based Janus 5.

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Mutual Reception & the making of Alice in wonderland

Down the spiral rabbit hole with Mutual Reception

Mutual Reception (often abbreviated as MR) is when two planets are in reciprocity, for the two planets are in each other’s essential dignity like the Moon in Aries, the Sun in Cancer or as in Havelock Ellis’s chart the Sun in Aquarius and Saturn in Leo. In his case, they are in the same house as well and in opposition. It does not outweigh other aspects, like the opposition or grand trine, but adds a nuance to the chart.

In Ellis’s chart it shows how he picked a field with children where he would be the only and unchallenged authority in his field.  Lewis Carroll’s MR  on otherhand, is the relationship between  Saturn in Virgo in the 9th and Mercury in Capricorn.  Here we see that Lewis Dodgson, Carroll’s real name,  wanted a hobby to challenge himself (Saturn in Virgo) creatively  (Mercury in Capricorn) while shaking up the  other’s perception of things (Saturn semi-sextile the North Node in Leo, rule of gambling and children).  This way not something available to him in his day job as a mathematics professor.  But at the time, daguerreotypes were becoming the rage, and did deal concepts of optics, thus it was an application of his own field.  Taking pictures would be a good venue to complete that dream, alas some people, not the families btw, found his pictures of children disturbing and howled pornography, so that idea failed.

         Carroll’s Second Sailing

Is it a rabbit or a worm hole? Dunno, but its definitely a portal to another place.

With photography a dead end, Dodgson had to come up with another method that would fulfill his creative goals.  To get his ideas across and step out of his own humdrum life, he thought upon another avenue, — a literary endeavor would work.

Mercury is right in the middle of his semisextile of Mars in the first, and Neptune, just discovered in 1846 was the ticket.  Writing a children’s tale would be safe, playful but very different as he was not planning on a run of the mill Mother Goose story, but instead of a real child entering the world of make believe and interacting with it.  To mix realities was differently different, as it had never been done.  The more he thought of it, the more Dodgson became convinced that was thing especially as Mercury was quindecile Venus in the  first house and then sextile Jupiter in the third of communications.

While Pluto did not yet exist, at the time its existence was speculated in scientific circles, of which Carrol was part of, , and was then dubbed Planet X.  He decided he could make a name for himself of just what X would be , and how someone could inadvertently find it, down the rabbit-hole, which incredibly resembles a worm-hole and was this something he created, or something that was speculated upon? 

Most believe, that while Planet X’s existence was speculated at the time, the wormhole theory was something of Lewis’s own.  

Coming full circle.

Mutual Reception occurs when the two planets are in each other’s domicile (ruling house), exaltation, fall or detriment. Traditionalists have it applied to Faces and Terms as well, but the MR must always be in the same type:  you cannot mix and match faces and domiciles, falls and terms.  What that means you cannot have a mutual reception of Sun in Aquarius (its detriment) while Saturn, the traditional ruler of Aquarius, is in the “face” position in the sign of Leo.  Both planets must be in the same type.

A last thing about a Mutual Reception in a chart is that in those chart  you will not find a FINAL dispositor because MR  — an agreement between the two planets — creates a circular relationship or should we say a “wormhole” effect that never ends?

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#J162 Julietta Judy Canova, the Hillbilly Comic

A direct descendant of Antonio Canova, the neo-romantic sculptor, who was famous for his Three Graces the English critic John Russell praised as being the epitome of beauty. That’s a a good joke for a gal who made a fortune looking ugly — I doubt great grandpapa would have approved. But her Sabian ascendant suggests she definitely learned a thing or two from him because it is ” a sculptor at work in his studio and under his skilled hands a lovely form takes shape, ” suggesting the ability of a woman to learn an eternal mark on the tablets of time; negatively reminding us that our pretentions could be too ambitious.

In Jones 1000, they have Jacksonville, but it’s really Starke, which seems to be a small town outside of Jax so the difference is minor. Born on November 20, 1916 she was the youngest of three children, all whom their mother pushed to go into show business. I’ve rectified her to 27 Scorpio, placing her ascendant right in the middle of her Sun and Mercury with plastic Sagittarius in her first house showing her ability to mimic all she heard — Jones did not have a time. Seems to have been a talented but difficult lady. Nevertheless she was married four times and that’s not counting the engagement to ventriloquist Edgar Bergen that Charlie broke up.

You can listen to this article here.

Uranus is her guide

Her unaspected uranus in the third house gives her a genius for her a highly unconventional, brand of comedy; her nickname was Judy of the Ozarks. She got herself two awards, the Moon in the twelfth house shows her career would be varied, and it was. Her first award was for her screwball, slapstick comedy, Saturn in Leo is exalted and gave a lending hand, and it would seem Lucille Ball learnt alot from Canova. Her other award was her years on radio, that Uranus highlights, on the Rudy Vallee Show. But that kooky planet also made her career go in leaps and bounds and by the 50’s it was over–just when Ball’s took off. Still thanks to Neptune, semi-sextile Pluto, she got a nearly a forty year run, Pluto quarters the Neptune 165 year cycle.

Jupiter in the fifth in Aries no less, gave her a breezy and optimistic flare; she was a natural entertainer. The opposition to Venus was her secret her both in its rulership in Libra and accidentally exalted in eleventh house! While she didn’t mind looking ugly, or playing the fool to get a laugh, she was really multitalented and good-looking.

Her Moon in Virgo accidentally in its detriment suggests while popular she was uncomfortable in Hollywood who probably looked askance at her success — the elitist view that Canova played to the crowd. Mercury is in its accidental detriment in the twelfth suggesting she had to conform to the Studios rules and was not particularly happy about that and next to her ascendant this was very chaffing to her, the Sun completing this triad. This is probably why she had to go with smaller studios instead of the big MGM and Paramount megahouses. Of course this fed back to her sextile Moon in Virgo where the MGM/Paramount stars snubbed her and why she felt out of sorts with them.

Top the Heap, so what went wrong?

Judy Canova a blast from the past that most have neve heard from was a real trailblazer in 30's Hollywood.  Read this and find out why.
With a lot of planetary water planets in water signs, Judy’s earthly comedy was cathartic for her fans. She allowed them to laugh at themselves, secretively in a movie house. Thus in the thirties this was raucous good humour, as everything in water had progressed to mutable fire. By the fifties though, ; the progressions were now in elitist cardinal earth, are people were disowning low brow comedy and wanted something more ennobling like drama, at least at the box-office, or it could be as simple as she was getting old and the young Judy ingenue role stale. Probably it was bit of a both.

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#J731 Wuthering Heights & Merle Oberon

Merle Oberon, was a great Hollywood beauty, and is best known for her role as Cathy in Wuthering Heights against Sir Laurence Olivier, but it seems the background of Heathcliff is what really mirrored her own background. In the book, Emily Bronte suggests that Heathcliff could be “Indian” or “Gypsy” beause of his wild looks, see the movie highlight below where the young Cathy tells Heathcliff of her premonitions.

It seems though, that it was really Cathy, as played by Merle Oberon, was who she writing about. True enough she has the secretive Thor’s Hammer in her chart: from Uranus in the tenth, Venus in Aries in the first and Neptune in Cancer in the fourth, though how much of a secret it was I am not sure as my mother reading the Hollywood fanzines of her youth said as much when I caught the movie after reading the book in high school 30 years later. Read the story here.

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J895 Electrifying Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla, date unknown.

Tesla was a Serbian American inventor and engineer .

He is credited with discovering and patenting the rotating magnetic field, the basis of most alternating-current machinery

Marc Jones has July 10, 1856 in Smiljian Austria-Hungary Empire, now Croatia, but Tesla was not Croatian as widely believed but was an ethnic Serbian and his father was an Eastern Orthodox priest.

Though he was famous and respected, he was never able to translate his inventions into long-term financial success—unlike his early employer and chief rival, Thomas Edison. Tesla died unfortunately penniless at the New Yorker hotel in Manhattan letting others make billions off his name and talent.

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J35 Queen Amelia of Portugal

Lovely Queen Amelia

In her day, Queen Amelia of Portugal was considered a great beauty.

One can see this by her older pictures where she still retains vestiges.  Her carriage and bearing are striking in aspect as shown below in this vintage shot at  the 1912 Chelsea Flower Show from Leslie Geddes-Brown’s book,

1 This picture is from the book, The Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show:  The Greatest Flower Show on Earth was published in 2006 by Dorling Kindersley, London. Currently, at the time of this post, it is available for about $4.50 on eBay shipping included — see the link above.  It is a coffee table book. and it is geared more towards the setup and organization of the event as it shows lots of vintage photographs of attending Royals and other celebrities There is scarce horticultural information within but instead emphasizes garden landscaping and the floral preparation for the show.
Queen Amelia, the tall woman — she was like Eleanor Roosevelt, 6 feet — in all black, is in the center.

Queen Amelia would outlive all of her children; King Manuel would die suddenly at age 42 from tracheal edema.  His wife and he had no children, but everything he had he left to the people of Portugal. 

Amelia, despite being active in many social projects, such as the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis and the foundation of charity organizations, sanatoriums and drugstores was despised by Communists in Portugal because of her title, no other real reason though one can read it was because of her English birth, she was not a native, etc. and so on. 

If true, then what was the reason for killing the king and the heir?  They were all of that, so throw that idea out the window. No, the reason is they hated the monarchy and wanted it overthrown with their own brand of totalitarianism. After World War II she was invited back to Lisbon; she declined.

The queen and her famous Cartier ruby necklace

The Sabian Departments

 

 

Her Line of Efficiency is between Venus and Mars, which is sextile with Mars in its detriment but accidentally in its own house. This aspect is indicative of how much she is affected by her environment, and how that affects her goals and aspiration. Because it is sextile, as an aspect of sixty degrees, to make her goals real she needs a helping hand, because Mars is rather hampered and not as strong as it would like, so she prefers not to go it alone. Her abdication, on behalf of her son and herself, is a good example of that showing she was uncomfortable ruling in an inhospitable environment.
Her third department, the Line of Motivation or aspect between Jupiter and Saturn, highlights the old guard of astrology.  This time we have a semi-sextile, or thirty degrees difference, demonstrating not only her  (Jupiter is in its rulership while Saturn is exalted) disciplined approach to life but also her need for encouragement to perform difficult, at least to her (Jupiter is sextile Mars as well encouraging her shyness)  difficult tasks. 
This aspect also highlights very well her grace and royal bearing for, despite her great height, she was six feet tall, she was neither clumsy nor awkward as the picture at the Royal Flower Shows well, and there she is about fifty.
Finally, the last department Jones considers is the Line of Culture.   This is the flip of the previous line and shows the aspect between the two modern planets of Uranus and Neptune.  This relation is squared, or ninety degrees apart.
This is also her Dynamic Aptitude shows the stressful relationship between herself and her environment. Neptune makes the Queen prone to morbidity and environmental illness

, that she was often forced herself to work through because of her position; the previous Line of Motivation shows her devotion to duty, but as Neptune is opposite its essential rulership in the twelfth house, it came at quite a cost; she probably was prone to anxiety and bouts of depression.  But under the circumstances of the murder of her husband and son, unfortunately also very understandable.

 

Little Water

The Queen also had little Water in her chart, just one planet, Uranus, in Cancer in the ninth. This would have made her more intuitive than emotional, particularly as it is square her Mercury in the twelfth she recounts how she had many bad “premonitions” about her husband’s insistence on not showing fear and always appearing in an open chaise.[mfn_note] ibid. [/mfn_note} 

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    This picture is from the book, The Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show:  The Greatest Flower Show on Earth was published in 2006 by Dorling Kindersley, London. Currently, at the time of this post, it is available for about $4.50 on eBay shipping included — see the link above.  It is a coffee table book. and it is geared more towards the setup and organization of the event as it shows lots of vintage photographs of attending Royals and other celebrities There is scarce horticultural information within but instead emphasizes garden landscaping and the floral preparation for the show.

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    This picture is from the book, The Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show:  The Greatest Flower Show on Earth was published in 2006 by Dorling Kindersley, London. Currently, at the time of this post, it is available for about $4.50 on eBay shipping included — see the link above.  It is a coffee table book. and it is geared more towards the setup and organization of the event as it shows lots of vintage photographs of attending Royals and other celebrities There is scarce horticultural information within but instead emphasizes garden landscaping and the floral preparation for the show.

J101 Dr. Alexis Carrel & the Dakin Solution

Before Dr. Alexander Fleming invented penicillin, Dr. Carrel developed the Dakin Solution, a type of hypochlorite solution made from diluted bleach and applied to decrease skin irritation. Chlorine, the active ingredient in Dakin’s solution, is a potent antiseptic that kills most forms of bacteria and viruses. This simple solution saved many men in World War they still use it and when people are out in the wild, far from critical care centers and hospitals.

Carrel though had already won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1912 for his experimental, and ultimately successful work, on vascular suturing & the grafting of blood vessels and organs, ” that is considered a forerunner of Dr. Christiaan Bernard’s cardiac transplant surgery because of his Nobel work.    His other honours are Legion d’Honneur, France; Nordhoff-Jung Prize for Cancer Research, 1930; the Newman Foundation Award, Univ. of Illinois, 1937 and the Rotary Club of New York Service Award, 1939 and honorary memberships of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR,

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J03 Georgie Freedom Abrams

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George Abrams was born on Freedom Day — 11-11-18 — in Roanoke, Virginia at 11 am to an orthodox Jewish family. He nearly became the middleweight champion of the world, but lost to Tony Zale. They inducted him into the Boxing Hall of Fame at Canastota, New York (it’s outside of Syracuse) in 2005, a trip we heartily recommend for even non-boxing enthusiasts.

We  profiled the other George Abrams, the baseball player over here.

According to Jones, Abrams was born at 11 am and while poetic, we propose a 1 pm birth time instead. With the 11 am natal time, Abrams loses to Zale, because Zale out punched him — Jupiter in the outer chart conjunct Abram’s Dragon’s Tail. That does not fit with the reports of the fight.

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