The following were astrologers of the past whose names were suggested for this memorial, and though little information was available, we still wanted to remember them. If you would like to propose a name, please send us the name and a bit of information by e-mail.
WANT TO RESCUE SOMEONE FROM OBSCURITY? If you knew any of these folks well and feel they deserve their own page and nifty background, you are simply going to have to help us out! Send us details about their work, birth data, and any personal tributes.
NEIL Z. MARBELL: Suggested by Michael Lutin, Neil was a professional astrologer from Wisconsin. He was
active in NCGR and served as the editor of Geocosmic News.
He had an astrological TV show on an educational channel. His AstroDatabank
record, rated A from him to Lois Rodden, states that he was born on February 1, 1941, at 12:24 AM CST
in Chicago, IL. He died in the late 1990s of lung cancer. To see an astrological research study which Neil was instrumental in,
see this web site.
CONSTANCE MAYER: Suggested by Karen McCauley, Connie Mayer was
an American astrologer and lecturer from Corona, CA, a member of the AFA, who spoke at national conferences. AstroDatabank
also notes that she did some highly capable research studies. She gave Lois
Rodden the following birth data, rated A, from her memory: born November 23, 1925,
at 9:46 PM, in Forrest City, AR, 90W47; 35N01. She died
of throat cancer on May 5, 1985.
ELLEN McCAFFERY: AstroDatabank notes that she was an
American astrologer, lecturer, writer, and teacher who started an astrological home study
course and wrote three books: Graphic Astrology; Astrology: Its History
and Influence, and Key to Biblical Symbolism. From her memory, she was born March 26, 1886,
at 10:39 PM GMT in Hereford, England. She died February 21, 1953.
According to the biography on his web site, AdZe MiXXe was the founder and for several years in the 1990s president of the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Council for Geocosmic Research. He often lectured to astrology groups like NCGR and the Philadelphia Astrological Society as well as to civic groups and associations.
astrology column appeared regularly in 21 newspapers in PA, NJ, & DE. He was a featured
writer for Welcome to Planet Earth and also published articles in The Mountain Astrologer,
Mercury Hour, Heliogram and the NCGR Memberletter. He published the Astro-Linguistic
Newsletter from 1985-1988. He hosted several different radio programs and
was a frequent guest on several television and cable shows. He was also a
strong presence on the internet, hosting forums and maintaining an informative web site.
(His students and friends continue to maintain his site with updated forecasts,
products, and services. See his more
detailed bio there.)
BENNETT S. PETERSON: Marguerite dar Boggia wrote in Aspects, Fall, 1992:
"From about 1970 to 1977, Bennett
taught Astrology at the Womens’ Workshop in the San Fernando
Valley of Los Angeles. From 1981 until his death, he was
Treasurer of ISAR, the International Society for Astrological
Research. In 1991 he became Treasurer for United Astrology Congress 1992. After his
beloved wife Inez died in 1985, he married Marguerite dar
Boggia, ISAR’s Secretary. Bennett believed that there is no death;
only change. He believed that excessive grief was a form of self-pity
OLIVE ADELE PRYOR: The AFA
Bulletin of August, 1982, notes:
More New York Astrologers
PAULINE SIEVE: Long time dedicated member from the Astrological Assn. of St. Louis, Pauline Sieve. She served in multiple positions, as President, and Exec. Board member. She wrote a review of monthly programs for the bulletin, entitled "Pauline’s Pages". She was a frequent guest on weekly local TV Show "Pathways Thru Astrology" from 1983 until 2000. Pauline was well traveled; attending many conferences, UAC, ISAR, NCGR, and twice participated in the Prof. Astrologers Certification mtgs. Pauline was a gifted Intuitive who combined this skill with a vast astrological knowledge in consultations.
JESS STEARN: Nominated by Marc Penfield, Jess Stern was a journalist rather than an astrologer. He nonetheless played a role in widening public interest in astrology during the 1970s. Writing his best-selling book, Edgar Cayce: The Sleeping Prophet spurred his interest in spirituality, and he wrote a number of best-sellers on metaphysical topics. A Time for Astrology was devoted to our field, and he also featured astrologer Marcia Moore in Yoga, Youth, and Reincarnation. In all, he wrote around 30 books on the occult.
His AstroDatabank record shows the following birth information, rated A, which he gave to Lois
Rodden in 1973 from his memory: he was born April 26, 1914, at 12:00 PM EST, in Syracuse, NY, 43N03; 76W09.
According to the Malibu Times, He died of congestive heart failure at age 87 on March 27, 2002,
at his home in Malibu, CA.
Several obituaries quoted a speech he gave to
Cayce’s A.R.E. in 1990: "Death is just a comma in the book of life."
BASIL VAERLEN: A San Francisco area astrologer suggested by Andrew Homer, who says, "Basil Vaerlen had Sun in Aquarius, Moon in Leo. He held an astrologers salon every other Friday and had a thorough knowledge of the British Astrologers, besides Grant Lewi, Alan Leo, Johndro, and Dane Rudyhar. We’d discuss the articles in the Aquarian Agent tabloid." BIRTH (from Soc.Sec.Death Index): 22 Jan 1905 / DEATH: Aug 1977 Camp Meeker, Sonoma, CA
DOROTHY WILLIS, 1920-1999: In the Fall, 1999 issue of
NCGR Memberletter, Edie Custer writes, "Astrology and Mercury Hour lost a
wonderful astrometeorologist and friend on May 23,1999, at 4:30 AM. Dorothy Willis
would have been 79 years old on November 30, 1999. Dottie used to do the
weather reports for Mercury Hour and also for the NCGR conferences. Her
accuracy was often amazing. Dottie was also a member of the NCGR Advisory
Board and served us well many times."
SILAS YOUNG: Suggested by a long-time friend, who writes,
"Silas Reeves Young Jr. was born in Coeburn, VA, on 5/11/1948, at 6:30 AM EST
and passed from earth life on 10/5/2001 around 4:00 a.m. in Greensboro, NC. He was
survived by a daughter (Laurie) with whom he shared a synastry of (her)Moon conjunct Sun.
He began a career as an investigative journalist, and won the "John Pitman Prize" for
excellence in journalism, Later, he traveled throughout the U.S. and settled in
North Carolina. He practiced as a skilled astrologer and consultant–bringing
comfort to those seeking alternative counseling. His preferred style was to work
very intensively and ‘in-depth’ with a few clients and their charts.
His mythology, especially during the last part of life was perhaps best expressed
by the Tarot card: "The Hermit". He loved and practiced the hermetic arts and was
a staunch defender of animals. He was a gentle man with high ideals and loving values."
DONALD H. YOTT: The AFA Bulletin,
December, 1981, says,
CREDITS: The background was designed by Margie. The photos of Marbell and MiXXe are from Lois Rodden’s collection, and the photo of Silas Young came from the friend who nominated him. Jess Stearn’s photo by Ed Roberts came from the cover of A Time for Astrology. The rainy day animation was from Maroon.com.