Arty Farty Friday ~ Gilbert C. Stuart & Jupitarian Excess

Last Friday I looked again at the careers and natal charts of two painters whose natal Suns lay in Sagittarius, Edvard Munch and Toulouse Lautrec. There are archived posts about two others, Otto Dix and Georges Seurat HERE and HERE. A keen astrology fan might enjoy comparing their charts and their personalities – as far as we can know them from this distance in time and space.


The Archer, The Fishes, and Their Boss: Jupiter.

The Sun is currently romping through zodiac sign Sagittarius once again. What follows is an edited version of something I came up with for Sagittarius (and sister-sign Pisces) years ago. I still enjoy reading and refreshing the information; perhaps other passing readers, who haven’t seen it before might like to do so….

Sagittarius and Pisces are traditionally both ruled by planet Jupiter.

Music Monday – for Lancashire

Wikipedia tells us that today, 27 November is Lancashire Day, in the UK. Lancashire is a county in the north-west of England.
Lancashire Day is the county day of historic Lancashire in England. It is held on 27 November to commemorate the day in 1295 when Lancashire first sent representatives to Parliament, to attend the Model Parliament of King Edward I. I’m a Yorkshire gal, a northerner, but

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Music Monday ~ Genres & Signs

Qualities of the many different musical genres can be seen reflected (if one squints a little) in signs of the zodiac. The ideas proposed below do not refer to readers’/listeners’ Sun signs, I’m suggesting only that different music styles can be compared with qualities of the 12 zodiac signs. It might, however, be noticed that if particular signs in a natal chart are strongly emphasised, that

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Arty Farty Friday ~ Alton Tobey

The internet seems uncertain whether Alton Tobey was born on 5th or 15th November 1914. He was an American artist whose work included hundreds of historical illustrations for Golden Books, portraits of luminaries such as Albert Einstein and Robert Merrill, and large-scale murals that hang in courthouses and museums such as the Smithsonian and the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum. Two of his

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Investigating DNA

“DNA is like a computer program but far, far more advanced than any software ever created.”
― Bill Gates, The Road Ahead

Husband and I, some weeks ago, submitted our saliva samples to one of the several outfits specialising in providing DNA testing for genealogical reasons. We chose autosomal testing, it’s not as expensive as some other tests, and good enough, as an experiment.

It so

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Music Monday Birthday ~ Grace Slick


Grace Slick joined the rock band The Great Society in 1965; she later became lead vocalist for Jefferson Airplane. Through the next 20 years, Grace was part of several incarnations of the band, including The Jefferson Starship; several solo albums followed. Grace retired from the music scene in 1989 to concentrate on a new career in the visual arts.

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