“We have an entire sky within us, our fiery strength and heavenly origin: Luna, which symbolizes the continuous motion of soul and body, Mars speed and Saturn slowness, the Sun God, Jupiter law, Mercury reason, and Venus humanity.”    – Marsilio Ficino, letter to Lorenzo the Magnificent on the sacred seven planets.

Dolly Parton has a new series on Netflix called Heartstrings.  This is just another notch in her very successful acting-music career. The starter for the series is her number #1 hit, Jolene, a country ballad of  a “hussy” trying to steal Dolly’s husband.  It debuted in 1973 and was a  surprise hit  as heavy metal (Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath) & country rock and roll (Poco, the Eagles. Rolling Stones (who played both sides

Donald Ervin Knuth was born on January 10, 1938 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His father father ran a small printing press that also produced programs for the local Lutheran church. From this we can see that his father (Sun at 19 Capricorn 28) was a major influence in his professional life not only encouraging Professor Knuth in his s TeX and Metafont, digital typesetting programs, but his great Christian faith and love of the the organ.

Louis Alter was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts on June 18, 1902 at 7 o’clock in the morning. He played vaudeville as the accompanist for headliners Irène Bordoni and Nora Bayes, the latter which he worked with continuously until her death in 1928. As he had previously written some songs for Broadway shows, after Ms Bayes demise, he concentrated on that solely.

Marc Jones wrote very little on the nodes, so last month we took a turn with several other authors and highlighted their work on the nodes. Naturally, we found some better than others like Martin Schulman, Georges Muchery and Bernice Grebner, but in all honesty we did not survey Dr. Mohan Koparkar, Haydn Paul and the Hubers, so this month, June, we are going to continue our with the nodes, highlighting them. Each month, we

Emmylou Harris was born on April 2 1947 in Birmingham, Alabama to a military traveling family. She has won 14 Grammys, the Polar Music Prize, and numerous other honors, including induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2018 she received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Ms. Harris a multi-talented singer songwriter was rectified to 23 Gemini, a Chinese laundry symbolizing her standard bearer role as a woman (Venus at the Midheaven conjunct Mercury

The diva Celestina Boninsegna was a born on 26 February 1877 in Reggio Emilia, Italy. She studied with composer Guglielmo Mattioli (1857-1924) for the opera and made her professional debut at 15 years of age. She is best known for her soulful interpretations of Verdi’s heroines, but she did have a wide repertoire including singing Rosaura in the world premiere of Pietro Mascagni’s Le Maschere (The Masks) — the librettist was Luigi Illica — on

Leonard Borwick  (26 February 1868 – 15 September 1925) was an English concert pianist especially associated with the music of Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms. Early training and debuts Borwick was born in Walthamstow, Essex — East London on the River Lea — of a Staffordshire family that relocated that for business. He studied piano under Henry R. Bird; violin and viola under Alfred Gibson and then specialised in piano with Clara Schumann at her

Wilhelm Backhaus, (born March 26, 1884, Leipzig, Ger.—died July 5, 1969, Villach, Austria), German pianist was best known for his interpretation of the works of Ludwig van Beethoven. Backhaus studied piano in Leipzig and in Frankfurt am Main. His rst concert appearance took place when he was eight years of age, and in 1905 he won the Rubinstein prize in Paris. He held teaching appointments at the Royal Manchester College of Music (1905), at Sondershausen

Aretha Louise Franklin was born in Memphis on March 25, 1942. Her mother, Barbara Siggers Franklin, was a gospel singer and pianist. Her father, the Rev. Clarence LaVaughn Franklin, known as C. L., preached.  When she was 6, her parents separated;  she remained with her father.   Her mother died about five years later from a heart attack, but Aretha had already begun singing in the choir of her father’s New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit.

Sophie was born on December 7 1965 in Namur, Belgium.  We have rectified her chart for a 04.02 Pisces Ascendant that Dr. Gordon claims “gives her a propensity to service through the  material things in life.”  In her case that was the viola da gama, that we have highlighted this week in the Marais and Depardieu posts.  Because we think you can never hear enough of great music, here’s another to inspire you as you

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