Adams first visited Yosemite National Park in 1916 with his family. The famous valley was the first place in the United States to be designated a protected nature area by a Congressional act, signed by Abraham Lincoln in 1864. His father gave him his first camera, a Kodak Brownie box camera, and he went to right to work. He returned to Yosemite on his own the following year with better cameras and a tripod. The rest is, as they say, History.
Mars 9° Pisces 03' is the operational inspiration for the Third House of the lower mind, psychic perception, and what is self taught. The star chart constructed for Adams reveals his Sun [personal power, will, reason, and competitiveness] conjunct his Mars, yet the Mars square Pluto provision prompted a visual 'environmental initiation guide' to wilderness country.
In the spring of 1945, she traveled through a collapsing Germany with General George S. Patton. In this period, she arrived at Buchenwald, the notorious concentration camp. She is quoted as saying, "Using a camera was almost a relief. It interposed a slight barrier between myself and the horror in front of me." After the war, she produced a book entitled Dear Fatherland, Rest Quietly, a project that helped her come to grips with the brutality she witnessed.
"I, at any rate, am convinced that
God does not play dice
with the universe."
DOB: March 14, 1879 at 11:30 AM
Sun: 23° Pisces 30' - Moon: 14° Sagittarius 32'
Ascendant: 11° Moonchild 38' - Midheaven: 12° Pisces 50'
Sun sextile Mars - Sun sextile Pluto
Destiny Path 33
German-born theoretical physicist Einstein is best known for his theory of relativity and specifically mass-energy equivalence, E = mc2. He was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics. By going against conventional wisdom and challenging the status quo, Albert Einstein forever altered our understanding of the universe.
left, Gandhi spinning cloth, 1946
by Margaret Bourke-White, India
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948) was a major political and spiritual leader of India and the Indian independence movement.
In India, he is recognized as the Father of the Nation.
Sun 8° Libra 56' in Twelfth House
with 26° Libra 45' Ascendant
Moon 19° Leo 59' - Midheaven 26° Cancer 55'
Mars 18° Scorpio 24' in Ascendant [First House], conjunct Venus
Mars square Moon [Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, Martin Luther King, Jr.]
Mars aspects include: exact Mars opposite Pluto,
Mars opposite Jupiter w/i 2° of perfect;
Mars trine Uranus, ruler of Aquarius
above right, Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking in Washington, D.C. 1963
DOB: May 10, 1937, 2:15 PM in Brooklyn, New York
The Royal Marriage with Moon 22° Taurus 36', combust Mercury 20° Taurus 40' rx, in the Ninth House.
Her Mercury is also trine Neptune, Jupiter, and her Ascendant. She has Mercury semi-sextile Venus, and sextile Pluto [possible gift re: rituals related as meditations in, The Hero and the Goddess: The "Odyssey" as Mystery and Initiation (1992)].
Jean Houston has been credited by many as inspiration for reintroduction of The Labyrinth meditation, aka The Spiritual Journey. Christianity absorbed many power patterns popular in the body of dogma/teaching known as the ancient knowledge [including The Ancient Goddess religion] when it became legal. The Labyrinth, aka the troytown, and the dromenon, is the official symbol of Dr. Jean Houston's Mystery School. The patterns suggest that we have an inner mirror to reflect our objective reality; it can be accessed, activated and "cleared" of unresolved issues. Tielhard de Chardin believed all evolution is tending to Christ at it's centre: The Phenomenon of Man, Collins, London, 1966. Christ Consciousness replaced the Goddess at the centre of the labyrinth pattern when Christians modified the ritual to work to the benefit of the early Church.
There are many methods used within our physical anatomy to facilitate the practice of 'holding on' to old themes and problems, some explored via various techniques in deep tissue massage. The Labyrinth is very helpful to those who want to examine the source of a problem that is more than a 'blind spot', rather than just cutting it loose. The Spiritual Journey allows us to locate the part of our brain where the memory or block resides, and to stop in our tracks so we can pull up the harmony within necessary to release the problem.
A sense of gratitude forms within us, a sense of community, and we are transported to a new horizon. Houston was deeply influenced by the work of Joseph Campbell, most notably by, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. The anthropologist Margaret Mead was also a significant mentor and friend of Houston's. Houston penned several books with author-husband Robert Masters: The Varieties of Psychedelic Experience (1966); Psychedelic Art (1968); Mind Games (1972); Listening to the Body: The Psychophysical Way to Health and Awareness (1978).
Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc with Steve Wozniak, was one of the first people to see the possibilities of a mouse and a graphical user interface developed by Xerox PARC.
Bill Gates is probably the best-known technology entrepreneur in the world.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was one of the main leaders of the American civil rights movement, a political activist, a Baptist minister, and was one of America's greatest orators. In 1964, King became the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. national holiday in 1986.
Sun 25° Capricorn 11' - Moon 20° Pisces 08'
Birth at 1:00 PM in Atlanta, Georgia
Ascendant 1° Gemini 58' with Mars 21° Gemini 53' rx
- Midheaven 12° Aquarius 53'
important Mars aspects: Moon square Mars [Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, Mohandas K. Gandhi]
and Mars opposite Saturn
Martin Luther King, Jr.
also see Booker T. Washington
DOB: October 22, 1920 in Springfield MA
Sun: 28° Libra 54' - Moon: 27° Aquarius 49'
Ascendant: 9° Sagittarius 44' - Midheaven: 29° Virgo 20'
Destiny Path: 8
Timothy Francis Leary, [October 22, 1920 – May 31, 1996] an American writer, psychologist, modern pioneer and advocate of psychedelic drug research and use, is one of the first people whose remains have been sent into space. As a 1960s counterculture icon, he is most famous as a proponent of the therapeutic and spiritual benefits of LSD. He coined and popularized the catch phrase "Turn on, tune in, drop out."
Winona Ryder, Timothy Leary's God-Daughter
DOB: September 24, 1941 in New York NY
Sun: 1° Libra 07' - Moon: 17° Scorpio 34'
Ascendant: 8° Scorpio 39' - Midheaven: 16° Leo 33'
Destiny Path 3
Linda Louise, Lady McCartney [September 24, 1941 – April 17, 1998] an American photographer, health advocate, musician, became an early spokeswoman for animal rights. Her marriage to Sir Paul McCartney, of The Beatles, made history. Her caution about cosmetics with dangerous red dyes and other ingredients helped generate conscientious label-reading in the United States and Britain. She is author of several vegetarian cookbooks and a business entrepreneur, as well as a popular photographer of high profile, jet set personalities. Linda McCartney's Sixties, written in association with poet and author Steve Turner, contains many of her seminal rock-artist photographs.
DOB: August 26, 1910, 2:25 PM in Skopje, Yugoslavia
Sun: 2° Virgo 25' - Moon: 18° Taurus 37'
Ascendant: 24° Sagittarius 17' - Midheaven: 18° Libra 00'
Mercury 29° Virgo 12', in Ninth House square Pluto
Destiny Path 9
John Muir, American Naturalist, author and explorer
My First Summer in the Sierra, by John Muir - with illustrations and index
"The lilies on the bank of Moraine Lake are higher than my head, and the sunshine is hot enough for palms. Yet the snow round the arctic gardens at the summit of the pass is plainly visible, only about four miles away, and between lie specimen zones of all the principal climates of the globe. In little more than an hour one may swoop down from winter to summer, from an Arctic to a torrid region, through as great changes of climate as one would encounter in traveling from Labrador to Florida."
Eadweard J. Muybridge
Visionary photographer who forever changed our perception of a day at the races in 1878 with his study of the running horse. Sallie Gardner, his subject, is known as the world's first movie star.
In 1887, Eadweard Muybridge, an English-born inventor, published “Animal Locomotion,” serial photographs of movement that anticipates motion pictures. His work had been stimulated by a commission from California Governor Leland Stanford, industrialist and founder of Stanford University. Stanford made a bet that a galloping horse may lift all four legs from the ground at once.
Muybridge took a series of pictures in Palo Alto on June 19, 1878 in the presence of the press. ... 24 still cameras in a row and attached along a track parallel to the horse's path. Muybridge arranged each camera’s shutter to an electronic trip wire distributor developed by Southern Pacific Railroad mechanical engineer John D. Isaacs. A galloping horse would trip each wire in turn and is thus be recorded in a sequence of movements.
Muybridge got a steady flow of financing to further his filming of animal locomotion that led to his invention of the Zoopraxiscope. His techniques would develop to the point where they influenced such motion picture pioneers as Edison and, in France, Etienne-Jules Marey.
MOMA: Muybridge was the first to analyse motion successfully by using a sequence of photographs and resynthesizing them to produce moving pictures on a screen. His work has been described as the inspiration behind the invention of the motion picture.
movie: Fog City Mavericks
book: 100 Years of Hollywood Magic, Foreword by Clint Eastwood
DOB: July 10, 1856, 12:00 AM in Smiljan, Yugoslavia
Sun: 17° Moonchild 49' - Moon: 14° Libra 01'
Pluto 5° Taurus 33', conjunct Ascendant - Saturn sextile Pluto exact
Destiny Path 1
The inspired discoveries and inventions of Nikola Tesla in the field of technical electricity formed the basis of the modern development of the electrical industry. Tesla predicted wireless telegraphy long before it came about. He gave the world the alternating current without which long-distance transmission of electric power would be impossible; he developed the AC Current System, as it is known today. Filmmakers incorporated many of Tesla’s inventions for special effects in cinematic storytelling before Hollywood launched it’s own CGI era. Tesla himself is portrayed [David Bowie] as a prominent character in the feature film
The Prestige [Christopher Nolan 2006]
Lowell Jackson Thomas
DOB: April 6, 1892 in Woodington, Ohio
Sun: 17° Aries 28' - Moon: 17° Leo 35', planet of orient with 27° Leo 58' Ascendant
Destiny Path 3
Lowell Thomas was an American writer, broadcaster, and traveller best known as the man who made Lawrence of Arabia famous. So varied were Thomas's activities that when it came time for the Library of Congress to catalog his memoirs [Venus, Neptune, Pluto in Gemini, Tenth House] they were forced to put them in "CT" ("biographies of subjects who do not fit into any other category") in their classification.
Thomas hit upon the novel idea of the travelogue, movies about faraway places, and the filming of WWI, after President Wilson's call for photographers to "compile a history of the conflict." With the permission of the British Foreign Office, as an accredited war correspondent, Thomas spent several weeks with T. E. Lawrence,
and would later write a book, With Lawrence in Arabia (1924), about his time in the desert and Lawrence's exploits during the war. Thomas was fictionalized in David Lean's 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia as American journalist Jackson Bentley, played by Arthur Kennedy.
Thomas also appeared in an episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. The episode takes place in Morocco in 1917. Fresh from his adventures with Lawrence in Arabia, Thomas (played by Evan Richards) meets up with young Indy (Sean Patrick Flanery) and the novelist Edith Wharton (Clare Higgins).
He hosted the first-ever television-news broadcast in 1930 and the first regularly scheduled television news broadcast, beginning on February 21, 1940, on NBC. He narrated Twentieth Century Fox's Movietone newsreels until 1952. Since 1980, the Explorers Club annually presents the Lowell Thomas Award to "honor men and women who have distinguished themselves in the field of exploration". Past awardees include Edmund Hillary, Isaac Asimov, David Doubilet, Mary Cleave, Buzz Aldrin and Bertrand Piccard.
DOB: September 30, 1928 in Sighet, Romania
Sun: 7° Libra - Moon: 19° Aries 11' [solar chart for noon]
Destiny Path 5
Elie Wiesel [b. Eliezer Wiesel] is a Jewish writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor. He is the author of over 40 books, the best known of which is, Night, a memoir that describes his experiences during the Holocaust and his imprisonment in several concentration camps. Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. The Norwegian Nobel Committee called him a "messenger to mankind."
"Elie Wiesel has for years served as the moral compass of the civilized world. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, he is also the author of more than 40 books. As relevant as anything to today’s discussion are the insights into the Biblical texts that are contained in his lectures and books. They include, Messengers of God , Five Biblical Portraits , and Wise men and their Tales—Portraits of Biblical, Talmudic and Hasidic Masters."
-Hershel Shanks, from an Interview in Biblical Archaeology Review July-August 2004
see Schlindler’s List, Director: Steven Spielberg 1993 comment
Liam Neeson Oskar Schindler, in Poland during World War II
Schlindler saved more than 1100 Jews from being gassed at the Nazigerman concentration camps
go Raoul Wallenberg, August 4, 1912
Stockholm, Sweden - Sun 11° Leo 21' - Moon 17° Aries 17'
Ascendant 17° Leo 01' - Midheaven 22° Aries 47'
Destiny Path 7
Wallenberg is the legendary Swedish humanitarian sent to Budapest, Hungary under diplomatic cover to rescue Jews from the Holocaust. There are different estimates regarding the number of Jews Raoul Wallenberg saved
in Hungary. Some credit him for saving 30,000 people. Others estimate the number of persons saved directly
or indirectly by Wallenberg to be 100,000.
Richard Chamberlain portrayed the compassionate crusader in a film made for television. Several books have been written about Wallenberg and his courageous role during WWII. In a ceremony April 1997 at The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, located on Raoul Wallenberg Place, Raoul Wallenberg was honored by the U.S. Postal Service, which April 24 issued a postal stamp bearing his likeness. Over 96 million stamps were printed, according to the U.S. Postal Service.
Woman Suffrage - Equal Rights
Feminine Elders Fight for Equal Rights
left, Dr. Jill Biden, Domestic Diva Martha Stewart, First Lady Michelle Obama
Until the ‘pilgrims’ arrived in this country, the premise was that two camps would deliberate; there would be two systems of verification/debate/requirement – the men and the women, or, the masculine elders and the feminine elders. The entire community had always been compelled to contribute and draw from the same reservoir, in the same manner the collective is related to the Monad.
For hundreds of years, few people in America were allowed to participate wherever votes were taken on public affairs. The National Woman Suffrage Association was founded in 1869 by Elizabeth Stanton and Susan B. Anthony who fought for amendments that would grant women the right to vote, and against those who believed a woman’s reason was not equal to a man’s.
Now, there are many people who believe the arguments against woman suffrage are arguments against democracy itself. In Canada, women regained the official vote during 1918, and the U.S. restored the vote to women via the Nineteenth Amendment, August 1920.