Ruth Gerry was a spectacular astrologer who worked with Marc Edmund Jones for many years and was a member of all the astrological association operant at the time and travelled throughout the country giving lectures or learning from them. Her close friend was fellow astrologer Charles Jayne..Read more: C490 Friend of Jones, Hickey & Jayne, Astrologer Ruth Gerry
We know little about Ruth’s background other that what she generously shared in her lectures. She born on September 17, 1900 in Boston, Massachusetts and was descended from the original Mayflower party in 1622. She married Edward Gerry who was head of the Willimantic Orchestra and a talented composer; they had a daughter.
Before she met Marc Edmund Jones of the Sabian Assembly, she was a member of the Theosophical Society in Boston where she met Isabel Hickey and probably knew fellow Bostonian Evangeline Adams. They worked together for a while but eventually parted ways when she heard of Jones’ work in 1941 and stayed there until her death in 1981.
She founded the Astrological Society of Connecticut on the same day that Jones had founded the Sabian Assembly forty years years – October 17. Many people are appreciative of her work and skills among them Alphee Lavoie of Alphee.com and our own Joel Anthony. She worked heavily on the idea of Dynamic Aptitude (the closest square or opposition) in one’s chart that we often highlight but her real work was in the field of financial astrology and work with mentally handicapped.
Her temperament type is a Southern based bowl with a very strong preponderance of planets in her sixth house of work and labour. Within there is Jupiter the lord of Sagittarius highlighting her professional travel for lectures, that she either attended or gave. She was a marvellous and generous teacher.
She died in 1981 collapsing from a heart attack while giving a lecture.