1934: Aleister Crowley Files Libel Suit

Aleister Crowley white cartoon sketch set on a blue stucco background.Astrology and Reputation

Fifty-eight year-old occultist author Aleister Crowley files a libel suit against Nina Hamnett, a former friend, whose memoir, The Laughing Torso, refers to his belief in “black magic”. Crowley is less concerned about his infamous reputation than he is the possibility of receiving money. However, it is Crowley who will be put on trial, his ritual practices described in full detail and then condemned by the court.

Transiting Jupiter retrograde is conjunct Crowley’s natal Sun in Libra, opposite transiting Sun and Mars in Aries, indicating his opponent holds the advantage in their contest. Transiting Pluto in Cancer is opposite natal Mars in Capricorn, square natal Venus in Libra, signifying personal exposure and defamation.

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Aleister Crowley astrology bi-wheel chart with transits for court case.

Transiting Jupiter retrograde (outer wheel, bottom center) conjunct natal Sun in Libra (inner wheel, bottom center), opposite transiting Sun and Mars in Aries (outer wheel, top center). Transiting Pluto in Cancer (outer wheel, middle left) opposite natal Mars in Capricorn (inner wheel, middle right), square natal Venus in Libra (inner wheel, bottom center)

1981: Philip K. Dick’s Blade Runner Begins Production

White cartoon sketch of Philip K. Dick on blue backgroundAstrology and Androids

Fifty-two year-old science-fiction author Philip K. Dick’s book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is being made into a movie by Alien director Ridley Scott, to be called Blade Runner. Having sold the film options four years ago with the expectation that nobody would actually make the movie, he has not yet been informed that production has already begun.

Transiting Neptune is conjunct Dick’s natal SaturnMercury and Sun in Sagittarius, signifying the dystopian world of his futuristic imaginings being brought to life for the screen. Transiting Uranus in Sagittarius is square natal Neptune in Virgo, indicating that after years of publishing in obscurity, the pop culture zeitgeist is finally ready to hear what he has to say.

Neptune conjunct Sun in Sagittarius

Philip K. Dick astrology bi-wheel chart for the transits for the filming of Blade Runner

Transiting Neptune (outer wheel, top) conjunct natal Saturn, Mercury, and Sun in Sagittarius (inner wheel, top). Transiting Uranus in Sagittarius (outer wheel, upper right) square natal Neptune in Virgo (inner wheel, lower right).

1924: H.P. Lovecraft Marries Sonia Greene

H.P. Lovecraft White Image on Red Background Astrology Horoscopes Nick Dagan BestThirty-three year-old struggling writer H.P. Lovecraft marries fellow writer Sonia Greene at Saint Paul’s Chapel in Lower Manhattan. A virgin recluse who rarely ventures outside his native home of Providence, Rhode Island, his new wife has coaxed him to live with her in New York City. Although he is a vocal anti-semite, Greene is Jewish.

Transiting Pluto in Cancer is square Lovecraft’s natal Venus in Libra, indicating his seduction by a woman who lives outside of his comfort zone. Transiting Venus in Aries is opposite the natal Moon and Uranus in Libra, signifying the young sheltered man’s introduction to a big scary world by his older, more worldly wife.

H.P. Lovecraft Marries Sonia Greene Astrology Horoscopes Nick Dagan Best

Transiting Pluto in Cancer (outer wheel, top) square natal Venus in Libra (inner wheel, left upper center). Transiting Venus in Aries (outer wheel, right upper center) opposite natal Moon and Uranus in Libra (inner wheel, lower left center).

1956: Sylvia Plath Meets Ted Hughes

Sylvia Plath Green Stamp Astrology Horoscopes Nick Dagan BestTwenty-three year-old American poet Sylvia Plath, attending Cambridge University on a Fulbright Fellowship, meets fellow poet Ted Hughes at a crowded and noisy literary party. Drunk, she bites him hard on the cheek after he brazenly kisses her on the lips. The pair will be married in four months.

Transiting Jupiter and Pluto in Leo, representing overwhelming power, are opposite Plath’s natal Ascendant in Aquarius, signifying the introduction of a inspiring, but potentially destructive influence into her life. Transiting Uranus in Cancer is opposite natal Saturn in Capricorn, indicating a foreigner’s struggle to adapt to a new home.

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Transiting Jupiter and Pluto in Leo (outer wheel, middle right) opposite Plath’s natal Ascendant in Aquarius (inner wheel, middle left). Transiting Uranus in Cancer (outer wheel, lower right) opposite natal Saturn in Capricorn (inner wheel, upper left)

Miles Davis, Marilyn Monroe, & Allen Ginsberg: Time Twins

Astrology and Time Twins

I have posted a new video, an astrological look at the lives of Miles Davis, Marilyn Monroe, and Allen Ginsberg during the years 1954-1956.