1962: Jayne Mansfield Files to Divorce Mickey Hargitay

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Twenty-nine year-old actress and sex symbol Jayne Mansfield files to divorce her unsuspecting second husband, Hungarian bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay, who thinks she is out running errands. Hargitay only learns of the suit when newsmen phone to interview him. Mansfield will soon begin an affair with Italian film producer Enrico Bomba.

Transiting Saturn and the South Node are conjunct Mansfield’s natal Saturn in Aquarius, indicating the outgrowing of past attachments. Transiting Uranus is stationing direct in Leo, opposite the natal Moon in Aquarius, signifying unpredictable emotional swings. Transiting Pluto is conjunct the natal South Node and Neptune in Virgo, opposite transiting Jupiter in Pisces, reflecting a yearning to explore the unknown.

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Jayne Mansfield astrology bi-wheel chart with transits for her divorce to Mickey Hargitay.

Transiting Saturn and South Node (outer wheel, upper right) conjunct natal Saturn in Aquarius (inner wheel, upper right). Transiting Uranus station direct in Leo (outer wheel, bottom left) opposite natal Moon in Aquarius (inner wheel, top right). Transiting Pluto (outer wheel, bottom left) conjunct natal South Node and Neptune in Virgo (inner wheel, bottom left) opposite transiting Jupiter in Pisces (outer wheel, top right).

Uranus Workshop in Toronto, Sep. 6

Astrology Toronto is hosting a weekend workshop at Victoria College, featuring myself and Andrew Morton, September 6th-7th.

On Saturday, I am offering a full-day seminar on Uranus, covering natal placements, synastry, and transits/events, drawing for a study of over 300 notable nativities. Andrew will be speaking on the inner planets on Sunday.

Video: Uranus Stations in the Solar Return Chart

URANU.S.A.: Uranus Stations in the Solar Return

In this clip, I discuss an interesting common factor between the solar return charts of three key figures in American history.

Recorded at Fort Mason, San Francisco on March 28, 2013.

URANU.S.A. Print Edition On Sale Today!

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At last, the print edition of URANU.S.A.: Astrology Looks at the First Planet and Nation of the New World is on sale. Pre-sale copies will ship early this week, and new sales will be processed immediately. Please note the $27 price includes shipping costs for U.S. and Canada. I am working on making the book available internationally, stay tuned.

Here is the first in a series of promo videos I will be posting in the coming days.

“URANU.S.A.”

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My new (and first) book, URANU.S.A. is now available in ebook format.

URANU.S.A. covers the three periods in American history that coincide with the seven-year passage of the planet Uranus through tropical Gemini, which occurs once every eighty-four years. These periods happen to include the American Revolution, the American Civil War, and U.S. participation in World War II.

The book examines the story and astrology behind crucial events and the lives of central figures from these three periods, including Thomas Paine, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and others.

From the introduction:

“Uranus was found by William and Caroline Herschel, using a telescope in Bath, England, on the night of March 13, 1781 – 220 days before the British surrender at Yorktown, and 352 days before British parliament voted to end the war against the American colonies.

“The new country that emerged from revolution became what is today the oldest democratic republic in the world, a concept of government then unknown in European societies since Ancient Rome.

“The new planet was the first new orbiting body ever found in our solar system. Until the discovery of Uranus, Saturn had always marked the outermost known wandering perimeter of our universe.”

Not to be immodest, but it has to be among the top three finest non-fiction graphic novels on American history ever written by a Canadian astrologer, if I do say so myself. A fun read for astrology enthusiasts and haters alike. Dig in.