And Here is My Favourite Non-Fiction Author…

Bob Frissell (December 31, 1943)

I’m a great believer in trying the spirit. One of the ways I do that is by drawing up a person’s horoscope. But, sometimes, the published details are sketchy. Such is the case with this man.

I grew up in Fargo, North Dakota

Bob Frissell

It wasn’t until I watched this YouTube video of a feature film about him that I found out where he was really born: Warren, Minnesota.

The only other detail I could rely upon was his birth date.

When the birth time is unknown, I always start with a randomized chart, set for the time that I first worked on it. Ordinarily, I will then zero in on some historical fact and then rectify the time. This time, I was considering sticking with the random timing of 11:01:40 am because of a spectacular Yod pointing at the Pluto/North Node conjunction on the Descendant from inconjuncts to the Sun and Moon, while, at the same time, there is a Yod pointing at Mercury (in the 12th House of the Unconscious) formed by inconjuncts from Jupiter and Saturn. To be honest, I believed both of these Yods would be active for a four-hour stretch between 8 am and 12 noon. By changing the time to 8 am I could rectify the chart to reflect a meeting he had with a client, named Richard, who also happened to be a book publisher. This is suggested by Pluto/North Node @ age 49, and the Yod effects would have been the same… so I did.

Let’s now delineate those inconjunct aspects…

Sun Inconjunct Pluto

You have a very strong will and can be quite stubborn, even when you don’t have any particular reason to be. It is as if you automatically resist any pressure to act in a particular way, even if you know it is good for you. This may arise from a fear of being controlled, helpless or manipulated by anyone else. As you get older, this fear may lead you to manipulate others so that they cannot manipulate you. It is very important to develop confidence in yourself, so that you will not behave this way very frequently.

Moon Inconjunct Pluto

You should talk about your feelings to someone you really trust, for otherwise the pressure of your emotions will build up too much. You must be made to realize that at some time everyone has those dark hidden thoughts that you think are so horrible. You are not alone, and you must learn not to blow these ideas up to be more important than they are.

You probably enjoy exploring the mysterious and probing hidden secrets. Even while you are young, you will understand human nature better than most people, but to use this ability positively, you must be reasonably calm about your feelings.

And to show how that Yod played out, read this:

What made you decide to write and publish your first book?

Even though it has been twenty-five years, in many ways it seems like only yesterday when a guy named Richard first came to me as a breathwork client. Though skeptical at first, he had an unexpected experience in that first session that resulted in twenty-nine additional weekly visits. During that time a mutual understanding and trust quickly developed between us that led to a most unexpected result.

Yes, I learned that Richard owned a publishing company, and no, I was not auditioning to write a book. In fact, I had internally decided just four years earlier when asked to co-author a book with a breathwork client—and upon learning that she was in fact suggesting that we write a book proposal that we would then use to seek a publisher—that the only way I would ever write a book was if a publisher came to me and asked me to do so. I thought I was safe; but that of course, is exactly what happened.

Prior to this fateful meeting in October 1992, for the previous twenty years I had been an active seeker; I was motivated primarily by an intense desire to heal myself of a crippling low back injury. Upon realizing that everything is a function of consciousness that can only be realized by looking inside, I dedicated myself to exploring the gap between who we think we are, and who we really are. Then I was exploring ways of taking it out of the realm of conceptual understanding and making it real in my life.


The other Yod is implied with this excerpt, as well.

Mercury Inconjunct Jupiter

You like to think big, and you have great ambitions, but you don’t always make sure that your thinking is clear or careful. When you make any kind of plan, be careful. Don’t try to take on more than you can handle and make sure not to overlook details, for that could hurt what you are trying to do. Careful planning will help you develop disciplined habits in other areas as well. This aspect can mean that you are sloppy in your personal appearance and in your work habits.

Mercury Inconjunct Saturn

A particularly serious problem can be feeling suspicious of others, which later in life will turn into a cynical attitude about people’s behavior. True, it is good to be aware of the realities of life and not [be] over[ly] idealistic. But you shouldn’t look at life in the worst possible light. You need to be surrounded by positive and optimistic people… You will learn soon enough what to expect of the world without having your nose rubbed in its less desirable features.


How would you describe your books to first time readers?

I detail from a big-picture perspective, the enormous infusion of higher dimensional energy that is dramatically raising the vibratory rate of the planet and everyone on it. I also give the details of the personal transformation that we must make if we are to survive and thrive, so we can “catch the ride” into higher consciousness in a way that enables Mother Earth to reach critical mass and become lit from within. This is the story of nothing less than the birth of a new humanity, of the co-creation of Heaven on Earth.


May I suggest that you read his first (and overnight sensational) book, Nothing in This Book is True, but It’s Exactly How Things Are? You won’t be disappointed, and you may discover some of the secrets of the Universe.

An incomplete excerpt

About cdsmiller17

I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And I am experimenting with birth and death charts. If you wish to contact me, or request a birth chart, send an email to (And, in case you are also interested, I have an extensive list of celebrity birth and death details if you wish to 'confirm' what you suspect may be a past-life experience of yours.) Bless.
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