Tag Archives: Hollywood

The Birth Chart: Map of a Hero’s Journey?

I knew the penny would drop one day; look’s like that day is today. In a post about the Cathars, I noted that we are refined by fire. What I didn’t explicitly say was that the act of living is … Continue reading

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The Man Behind the Villains We Love to Hate

Alan Rickman (February 21, 1946 – January 14, 2016) There is no direct route of my thinking that brought me to this post. While reading Hello From Heaven, I thought back to the film “Truly, Madly, Deeply” from 1990. In … Continue reading

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Astrology: Can Transgender Issues Show Up in a Birth Chart?

From Chastity to Chaz Bono This is purely speculative on my part: I wanted to see if the aspects in a birth chart can give us a clue as to why someone would decide to change gender. Seems I guessed … Continue reading

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The Greatest Performance of Her Life

Susan Hayward (June 30, 1917 – March 14, 1975) You might think I’m referencing Ms Hayward‘s Oscar winning performance in “I Want To Live!” but I’m not: instead it was her fight against cancer that she took on, late in … Continue reading

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The Original “King of Hollywood”

Douglas Fairbanks Sr. (May 23, 1883 – December 12, 1939) After writing yesterday about “America’s Sweetheart”, Mary Pickford, it only seems appropriate to look at the astrological chart of her ‘one, great love’. This chart was on my Kepler 7.0 … Continue reading

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“America’s Sweetheart” was Actually Canadian

Mary Pickford (Gladys Louise Smith) April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979 You might call this inspired, you might not, but I was thinking about one of the most famous women of the 20th century, and this lovely lady suggested … Continue reading

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Sharon Tate’s Forgotten Ex-Boyfriend

Jay Sebring (October 10, 1933 – August 9, 1969) He was born Thomas John Kummer, but changed his name when he became the hair stylist to the stars in Hollywood. He had a relationship with Sharon Tate between 1964 and … Continue reading

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Hollywood North: Vancouver, British Columbia

Bird on a Wire (1990) It’s an improbable story, and full of violent encounters, but I still love this film. Why? It’s the British Columbia scenery: a reminder of my years of living there. The three main cities shown in … Continue reading

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How to Win the Propaganda War

Five Came Back (2017) We all know that war is hell. So how do you get your country to support the war effort when it becomes a necessary evil? You make documentary films. This Netflix limited series is a brilliant … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia: Same as It Ever Was?

We watched this gem of a film on Netflix last night. I knew from the opening sequence (above) that it would be amusing, to say the least. The culture clash between America and Saudi Arabia is quite extreme and Tom … Continue reading

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