December 2011
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Alzheimer’s Disease, Part II
Seven Cases of Alzheimer’s Disease, One of Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease, One of Meningo-Encephalitis,
Three of Dementia Pugilistica, One NOT Alzheimer's Disease But Something Else,
And More on Parkinson's Disease
by Sandra Weidner

Please note: Part I on Alzheimer's disease was posted on the Internet in June 2002. In September 2011 I revised it based on the greater understanding achieved from working with this method for nine more years. This part, Part II, is just being added on this date. This is the "best yet" paper to show how planets on Angles modulate sets that only influence Angles. The paper astrologically exonerating Amirault of pedophilia also develops the importance of Angular planets. Here is its link: Amirault.

Bruce Lee's life and death illustrate another important Angle/planet modifier in the 1st chart, in his case an anti-allergic one. It could also be seen as one promoting health in general: Paper on Bruce Lee.

Now, in 2011 the signature for Alzheimer’s remains the same as in 2002. But the number of charts it can occur in has expanded beyond the “typical” one. Typical chart with respect to Alzheimer’s disease is the 7th chart. It is typical because the signature occurs most in it. And it was only in that chart, in 2002, that I looked for the signature. Now in 2011 it is clear the signature can occur in other charts.

Also, it is likely, as occurs with some genetic diseases, that there are environmental factors (diet, pollution, physical behavior, etc.)--along with the astrology--that affect the expression of autism and Alzheimer's disease.

Part I should be read before this paper. Part I contains full discussions of the following subjects: the meaning of the term “significator,” especially as used with this method, what is meant by typical and non-typical charts, and a description of Alzheimer’s Disease. Here is the link to Part I: Alzheimer’s Disease, Part I. There are two small addendums: Go to the Chart of Charlton Heston, and Go to the Chart of Margaret Millard.

I have written a number of papers on health problems. Here are their links ::
Alzheimer’s Disease (17 Cases)
Fanny Blankers Koen's Astrology for Alzheimer's Disease
Asthma (10 Cases, Including Some Deaths)
Parkinsons I
Parkinsons II
Robin Williams and Parkinsons Remission (False Diagnosis)
Diabetes (18 Cases, Including Some Deaths from the Disease)
Hyper and Hypo Thyroid Function (10 Cases, Including One Set of Twins)
Human Growth Hormone (1 Case)
The Astrology of Heart Disease (24 Cases Including 9 Newborns)
Death of One Adult Twin from Heart Attack and His Brother Ten Months Later--the Picards
The Silent Twins: June's Death From Heart Trouble (Myocarditis) While Her Sister Lived
Death of Enron CEO Ken Lay of Heart Attack
The Kray Twins: Ron Died of Heart Attack; His Brother Reginald of Cancer
The Astrology of Kidney Disease
The Astrology of Covid-19

Many readers of these papers on medical conditions read only about that condition, or perhaps one other medical condition. They thus have no idea how well this very different astrological method works. To get some idea of that, read some of the many papers on twins on this sites. In traditional astrology, twins are hard to differentiate. This astrology demonstrates the differences in astrology which account for their life differences. Here is a link to one of the twin papers:The Silent Twins. Links to the other twin papers are found in each paper.

Below is the signature for Alzheimer’s disease. It is identical to that described in Part I, with some revisions for more examples. The material in green has been added now. The additions are a result either of further learning since 2002, or because of a need to extend the inquiry.

The Full Signature for Alzheimer's Disease
Of course, by "full" I mean what has been found so far. More may exist. So far the following exist consistently either in the typical 7th chart or in an atypical chart:

This paper also contains examples, possibly correct significators, for several other conditions: Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, meningo-encephalitis, and dementia pugilistica. The one case I labeled “NOT” Alzheimer’s is that of Juliana of the Netherlands. Her family stated she did not have Alzheimer’s. My results concur, but I don’t know what to call what she did have. Since there is only one, or at best, three examples, of these conditions, their significators are tentative and covered with the individual who has the disease. Since they all involve brain disorders, we have retained our interest in mercury/saturn, and possibly mars, as part of their signature. We have also added an interest in Angle/saturn/3rd, a set which will be explained below in the section on dementia pugilistica.

To make it available without having to use a link, below are the basic, empirically-derived rules for reading this form of astrology.

Astrological Method
This method is not traditional. It uses a birth and conception planets and their harmonics and houses, all of which share the same axis. :

This astrology uses the sidereal positions of the planets based on the Fagan-Bradley’s SVP. My take on why the sidereal (Eastern) zodiac is superior to the tropical (Western) one is found at the following link: The Tropical vs. Sidereal Zoadiac, a Discussion
Harmonics are taken from the sidereal position of the planets. The Egyptian harmonic, discussed in the paper “About This Method” (link below), is used. The excellent results of this mehtod depend on use of the Egyptian harmonic, not the "regular" one produced by software.
”Lights” include suns, moons, and moons nodes. When mercury rules one or two Angles, it also acts like a light and has the same orb as the other lights. The MC or Asc also acts like a light, but one with only a 2° orb (with 2° being "large" and beyond that unaccptable.), because when a planet is on an Angle it does not need any of the other lights to be active. Closer is stronger, so planets exactly on Angles are paramount in interpreting this astrology. Unfortunately, research has to be done with birth times often not necessarily exact, so the exactness of the position of the Angle is often in question.
This method uses only conjunctions, applying and separating squares, and oppositions. Orbs for static planets with lights is 5°; without lights, about 2.5°. Orb for MC/planet or Asc/planet is 2°. Planets so related to each other are referred to as in the same “set.” A set, then, is two or more planets (and/or an Angle) connected to each other through conjunction, square, and opposition within the defined orbs. Sets without Angles are more active when they contain a light, and less active without one. Learning to look in terms of “crosses” can be helpful in rapidly finding planets that are in the same set.
Because this approach uses both a birth and conception chart and they share the same axis, birth houses usually overlap different houses of the conception chart. These are called “house overlaps.” As it turned out in this paper, house overlaps were not significant. They can be for some other conditions. Throughout this paper I use the convention when writing about house overlaps of putting the birth house first, then the conception house. So, for instance, a “5th/1st” overlap refers to an overlap of birth 5th house with conception 1st house in that order.
Birth planets (including their harmonics) rule only birth houses. Conception planets (including their harmonics) rule only conception houses.
For a more thorough explanation of this astrological approach, refer to the following papers:

About This Method
Chart Reading Rules
In the partial charts shown below, birth planets and their harmonics are inside the circle. Conception planets and their harmonics are outside the circle. Conception sidereal planets are red; conception harmonic ones, black. Birth sidereal planets are blue; birth harmonic ones, green. Occasionally, because of space limitations, I have had to violate this inside/outside arrangement, but the color coding remains constant.
Abbreviations used are b = birth, c = conception, and t = transiting. The harmonic used for each chart is always two more than the chart’s number. However, for ease of reading in these papers I always write the harmonic number the same as the chart number. For example, the 5th chart uses the 7th harmonic, but I have established the convention of writing harmonic planets for the 5th chart as, e.g., c5 mars, which reads, “the harmonic for the 5th chart for conception mars.”
One more word to the wise. In these papers, I use two forms to express the same thing. The "10th chart" is equivalent to "the harmonic chart for the 10th house," and similarly for all the charts. So, for another example, the “3rd chart” is equivalent to “the harmonic chart for the 3rd house.”

Now for the charts. Biographical material and quotes are written in purple. With each individual, as in Part I, we are interested in the signature that is either for Alzheimer’s disease or some other brain disorder. We are also interested in the tentative secondary part of the Alzheimer signature—the incidence of Angle/mercury and Angle/saturn in signature charts and/or the 7th chart.

Toward the end of the paper comparisons are made between Alzheimer's disease and dementia pugilistica with regard to who either had (non-harmonic) saturn on an Angle or progressing toward it to hit it during the indivdual's lifetime and who did not, and the same with Angle to (non-harmonic) jupiter. If the planet is non-harmonic, then it is the same in all twelve charts, therefore "stronger" in its total life influence. It was hypothesized that the former, Angle/saturn, condition speeds up and aggravates the symptons of the disease, while the latter, Angle/jupiter, slows it down and ameliorates its ravages. Results support that hypothesis.

Example Charts of Alzheimer’s Disease
Examples are given in alphabetical order by last name.

George Balanchine
Biographical data from Astrodatabank stated: Russian-American dancer, known as one of the most famous choreographers in the field of ballet. Born to a Russian mother and a Georgian father, he embodied both Slavic extravagance of emotion and Georgian gallantry and love for women. Famous for his incredible "Balanchine ballerinas," he was recognized as the master at creating memorable roles for both female and male dancers. Credited with freeing ballet from the symmetrical form, which dominated during the 19th century, as well as with establishing the modern style of classical American ballet, his dance works number well over 200.

Born Georgi Melitonovich Balanchivadze in Saint Petersburg, Russia, he was exposed to music during his childhood by his father, a composer. As a result, he gained knowledge of music that was far superior to that of his fellow choreographers. At the age of five, he was already studying the piano, and by nine, he was studying dance at the St. Petersburg Academy. His debut came at the age of ten when he danced the role of a cupid in the Mariinsky Theatre Ballet Company’s production of "The Sleeping Beauty." In 1921, following his graduation from the Imperial Ballet School, he enrolled in the State Conservatory of Music where, for three years, he intensively studied musical theory, including composition, harmony and counterpoint, along with undertaking further piano instruction. By 17, he joined the Mariinsky Company as a member of the corps de ballet, and staged one work for them, called "Enigmas."

Most of his energy during the early 1920s was concentrated on choreographic experimentation. The vastness of his musical training made it possible for him to achieve phenomenal communication with the composers of the day, as well as endowing him with the ability to reduce orchestral scores on the piano; this skill proved an invaluable aid when he translated music into dance.

Critics were quick to mark Balanchine’s early efforts as too avant-garde, as in the 1922 series "Evenings of Young Ballet," and in the summer of 1924, he was one of four dancers who left the Soviet Union on a tour of Western Europe. Invited to audition for Serge Diaghilev’s "Ballets Russes" in Paris, all four of the dancers were accepted into the company in 1925. Diaghilev’s purpose in hiring Balanchine went further, because he wanted to make use of Balanchine’s choreographic abilities as well, and it wasn’t long until he replaced Bronislava Nijinsky as the ballet master of the company. A knee injury soon limited his dancing, and his commitment to full-time choreography increased correspondingly. He served in this position until 1929, when Diaghilev died and the company dissolved.

Balanchine spent the early 1930s involved with various projects throughout Europe, but eventually he returned to Paris and formed his own company, "Les Ballets," in 1933. During this period he met Lincoln Kirstein, an American ballet patron, and it was this meeting that led to his relocation to the United States. Arriving in late 1933, the partnership of Balanchine and Kirstein founded the School of American Ballet, which opened on 1/01/1934 with a class of 25. "Serenade," choreographed to music by Tchaikovsky for his students, was his first American ballet. Together Balanchine and Kirstein formed the American Ballet Company in 1935, but the company dissolved in 1938. During that same year, a proposed alliance with the Metropolitan Opera fell through, but Balanchine continued his work with the Original Ballet Russe until 1946. In 1946, he co-founded the Ballet Society with Kirstein, and in 1948, this company became the New York City Ballet. At last Balanchine’s talents had found a permanent home, and he served as Artistic Director of the company. His direction made it one of the world’s greatest performing groups, with a repertory consisting primarily of his own ballets. The company moved to Lincoln Center in 1964, when Balanchine’s reputation was at its peak.

Throughout the 1930s and early 1940s, he choreographed a number of musical comedies, and was considered a valuable asset on Broadway due to his imperturbable nature and ability to work quickly. He is credited with revolutionizing musical-comedy dance, by making the dance itself advance the plot.

Deemed a genius by many, his plotless ballets such as "The Four Temperaments," 1946, and "Jewels," 1967, are known for their explorations of pattern and movement of the human body to music. Drawing on serious music, like Stravinsky’s, his ballets emphasized "pure" dance and ensemble work. Balanchine’s style, sometimes described as neoclassic, ranged from classical dance works to choreography for more contemporary composers, including George Gershwin and Richard Rodgers. His later years were devoted to choreographing elaborate "story" ballets such as "Don Quixote" and "The Nutcracker."

Balanchine’s stated preference was to let the "dance be the star of the show," and for this reason he generally de-emphasized plot. He was widely admired for his ability to work with dancers in a calm and collected way, and preferred to call himself a craftsman, not a creator. One of his later works, "Violin Concerto," 1972, resulted from his nearly 40-year friendship with the Russian-born composer, Igor Stravinsky.

His wife, Tanaquil Le Clercq, 71, died in January 2001. She had contacted polio while on tour in Copenhagen with Balanchine in 1956 which left her paralyzed at 27 at the height of her career. In an eerie presentiment, Balanchine choreographed a ballet in 1944 in which he cast himself as a character named Polio and Le Clercq as his paralyzed victim.

Balanchine died 4/30/1983 at age 79 of Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease [emphasis mine] in New York, New York

Both and posted Balanchine as having Alzheimer’s disease. However, it appears more likely Astrodatabank and Wikipedia were correct in stating he died of Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease.

George Balanchine
Significator in His Harmonic Chart for His 8th House

Placidus: c11—13Sag, c12—29Sag, c2—23Ari, c3—16Tau b11—15Aqu, b12—8Ari, b2—21Gem, b3—3Can

Set (1) combines Balanchine’s main significator for Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease and his all-charts golden benefic. It contains moon/mercury/venus/mars/jupiter/saturn.

The moon/venus/jupiter part of it constitutes the golden benefic. In this chart it influences one Angles (B Asc through b8 mercury). In his 10th chart it influences two Angles (b10 saturn is at 24 Scorpio 57 and c10 uranus us at 26 Taurus 15. His 10th chart also has benefics on Angles—c10 venus is at 20 Aries 18 in the same set with B MC at 19 Capricorn 01, and c10 jupiter is at 10 Sagittarius 16 in the same set with B Asc at 9 Gemini 36. The latter, of course if his time of birth is correct.

The lighted mercury/saturn part of the set looks just like an Alzheimer’s set. It influences b 3rd house through b moon. B8 mercury at 26 Scorpio 38 rules B Asc in c 4th house. C8 mars at 29 Scorpio 00 rules c 9th house and co-rules (16 of 23°) c 8th.

Angle/mercury and Angle/saturn. Balanchine does not have an Angle/mercury or an Angle/saturn in either this, his 8th chart, or in his 7th chart.

Before showing the astrology directing Set (1) away from Alzheimer’s to the expression of Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, we need to look at a description of that disease. The following discussion is from the website PubMed Health:

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy; vCJD; CJD; Jacob-Creutzfeldt disease, last reviewed: August 3, 2011.

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a form of brain damage that leads to a rapid decrease of mental function and movement.

CJD is believed to result from a protein called a prion. A prion causes normal proteins to fold abnormally. This affects the other proteins' ability to function.

There are several types of CJD. The disorder is very rare, occurring in about 1 out of 1 million people. It usually first appears between ages 20 and 70, with average age at onset of symptoms in the late 50s.

CJD can be grouped into classic or new variant disease.

The classic types of CJD are:

  • Sporadic CJD makes up the majority of cases. It occurs for no known reason. Average age at onset is 65.
  • Familial CJD results when a person inherited the abnormal prion (inherited CJD is rare).

Classic CJD is not related to mad cow disease (bovine spongiform encephalitis).

However, new variant CJD (nvCJD) is an infectious form that is related to mad cow disease. The infection responsible for the disease in cows is believed to be the same one responsible for vCJD in humans.

New variant CJD accounts for less than 1% of cases, and tends to affect younger people. It can result when someone is exposed to contaminated products. Other nvCJD cases have occurred when people were given corneal transplants from infected donors, and from contaminated electrodes that were used in brain surgery (before it was known how to properly disinfect instruments).

CJD may be related to several other diseases also thought to be caused by prions, including kuru (seen in New Guinea women who ate the brains of deceased relatives as part of a funerary ritual), scrapie (found in sheep), chronic wasting disease (found in deer), and other rare human diseases, such as Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker disease and fatal familial insomnia.


  • Rapidly developing delirium or dementia (over the course of a few weeks or months)
  • Blurred vision (sometimes)
  • Changes in gait (walking)
  • Hallucinations
  • Lack of coordination (for example, stumbling and falling)
  • Muscle twitching
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Myoclonic jerks or seizures
  • Nervous, jumpy feelings
  • Personality changes
  • Profound confusion, disorientation
  • Sleepiness
  • Speech impairment

CJD is rarely confused with other types of dementia (such as Alzheimer's disease) because in CJD, symptoms progress much more rapidly. Both forms of CJD are distinguished by extremely rapid progression from onset of symptoms to disability and death. [Italics mine]

From the above we get the impression that CJD is a virulent disease. By contrast, Alzheimer’s disease—though just as devastating eventually—just sort of ambles along, developing slowly and taking years to take the individual’s life, usually through some other health complication.

We are interested in that extreme (and sometimes infectious) virulence of CJD. In Part I of Alzheimer’s, when we included harmonic planets, we found a very high incidence of Angle/mercury and Angle/saturn. Through research up to now, we have also come to understand that planets on Angles must express, and are stronger in that way than are planets influencing Angles. And finally, through the same process, we have found that because planets on Angles act that way, they are often involved in canceling, shaping, or otherwise altering various significators. Two examples are (1) mental retardation being canceled by mercury on an Angle even though the individual has the main significator set (influencing Angles) for mental retardation, and (2) the main homosexual significator (again, influencing Angles, not on them) being cancelled by an Angle/venus/5th/7th set. In the former, mercury Angular, stands for primacy of mind. In the latter, the venus represents “female.”

Looking back at the drawing above which contains Set (1), we can see that mercury/saturn is not on Angles. Instead, looking at Set (2), what we find is that B Asc at 9 Gemini 36 is in the same set with c mars at 8 Virgo 54 and c and b neptunes at 7 Gemini 46 and 10 Gemini 36, respectively.

Set (2), Angle/mars/neptune has already been established as inflammatory and toxic. On an Angle or influencing it, it has been seen with appropriate house influences in asthma (usually 1st chart), schizophrenia (3rd chart), and the astrological cause of death from AIDS in charts of homosexual males (can be in 5th, 7th, or COG chart).

Set (2), combined with the Alzheimer’s main set in Set (1) does an excellent job of describing the highly toxic, brain-destroying, fast moving disease we know as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

Progressions for death, on April 3, 1983, in this chart are strong. Set (1) has c8 mercury at 25 Taurus 01 and b8 mercury, ruler of B Asc in c 4th house, at 26 Scorpio 38. Since b8 mercury rules an Angle, it acts like a light and extends the orb of the following progressed set to a little beyond 1°. The progressed planets which enter the set are pc8 mars, ruler c 9th, co-ruler (16 of 23°) c 8th at 25 Aquarius 23 and pc8 saturn, 12th co-ruler, at 26 Taurus 10. His return saturn at 9 Libra 38 is conjunct return moon at 9 Libra 22. They are in the same set with pb mars at 9 Aries 33 and pb8 NN at 9 Libra 41.

Charles Bronson
Biographical data from Astrodatabank state: American actor in over 70 films. The first-born of 15 kids, he was the only one to finish high school. Bronson joined his dad in the coal mines of Pennsylvania before his screen debut came in 1951. His films include "Miss Sadie Thompson," "Battle of the Bulge," "The Mechanic" and "Death Wish." Rough hewn and worn, at the age of 50, he found himself an international sex symbol.

A fine artist, Bronson paints for pleasure. He is a humanitarian who is reclusive by nature. A heavy smoker and coffee drinker, Bronson gave up alcohol. He was married to Jill Ireland for years; they had five kids together. However, he was widowed on 5/18/1990 when Ireland died of cancer. On 12/27/1998 he married his longtime sweetheart, actress Kim Weeks in a private ceremony at their Malibu home.

Known in Italy as "Il Brutto," the ugly one, the American tough-guy actor died in Los Angeles on August 30, 2003 of pneumonia.


Both and stated that Bronson had Alzheimer’s disease.

Charles Bronson
Significator in His Harmonic Chart for His 12th House

Placidus: c11—28Leo, c12—20Vir, c2—11Sco, c3—14Sag b11—27Lib, b12—18Sco, b2—17Cap, b3—28Aqu

Set (3) includes C Asc/2mercury/saturn/pluto. The orb from the mercuries to C Asc is a little over the acceptable 2°, but this is an “11:00 a.m.” birth, therefore, likely a little earlier.

In Set (3) b mercury co-rules (30 of 34°) b 9th house, c mercury rules c 9th and co-rules (14 of 33°) c 8th house, and c saturn rules c 4th, co-ruling (20 of 36°) c 3rd house. I failed to put it in the drawing, but include it now—b12 neptune at 11 Cancer 38, co-ruler (30 of 33°) b 3rd house, is also part of Set (3).

Angle/mercury and Angle/saturn: Bronson has c12 mercury, at 20 Capricorn 23 and b12 mercury, at 19 Cancer 03 on C MC. B saturn at 9 Virgo 29 is in the same set with B Asc at 8 Sagittarius 11. So this chart contains both an Angle/mercury and an Angle/saturn. With c mercury at 10 Capricorn 02 and C Asc at 12 Libra 32, Bronson actually has all-charts Angle/mercury and Angle/saturn (the one above).

Also of interest: he has a potential “anti-Alzheimer’s set.” B sun, at 17 Libra 03, ruler of b 9th house and co-ruler (28 of 42°) b 8th, is on an Angle with C MC at 19 Cancer 55. Note this set only influences 8th and 9th houses. That is not the same as when the sun is on an Angle in one of the four Alzheimer’s houses. I am not sure the former works. I am relatively certain the latter does cancel Alzheimer’s manifestation.

In this particular case, however, we have another reason it didn’t work. Bronson’s Alzheimer’s Set (3) would quite likely over-ride it. Why? Because his significator set is on an Angle, putting its mercury and saturn also on an Angle (and also giving him two of each). Most significator sets for Alzheimer’s (or anything) are not on Angles. They only influence them through rulers. With his significator set suggesting Alzheimer’s both as a set and as planets on Angles it is simply too powerful and cannot be prevented from expressing.

Bronson has golden benefics (Angle/light/venus/jupiter) in both his 7th and 10th charts as we would expect of some one as successful as he was. The one in his 10th chart is comprised of b10 sun at 24 Scorpio 39, c venus at 22 Aquarius 46, c10 jupiter at 27 Aquarius 22, b10 moon at 27 Taurus 59, c moon at 28 Taurus 42, and c jupiter at 24 Leo 47. C moon rules C MC and c venus rules C Asc. His chart is skewed toward maximizing lighted benefic influence because rulers of his Angles are venus (B MC), jupiter (B Asc), moon (C MC) and venus (C Asc)--the benefics.

Some of his progressions for death include pB Asc at 9 Aries 33 picking up b mercury at 9 Libra 56: pC MC at 12 Libra 16 in the same set with c saturn at 12 Capricorn 32, with t12 (7 a.m.) NN at 12 Aries 34 and return12 mercury at 12 Libra 05: pb12 mars at 20 Capricorn 59 with pc mars at 20 Aries 36 and c12 mercury at 20 Capricorn 23: pc12 mercury at 24 Pisces 24 conjunct b SN at 24 Pisces 12, and pc12 NN at 19 Aries 20 in the same set with his C MC at 19 Cancer 35 and b uranus, in b 4th house, at 19 Aries 43.

Alfred Deakin
Biographical data from Astrodatabank state: Australian politician, P.M. for three terms, 1903-10. He was noted for negotiation and diplomacy. He retired in 1913 and died in 1919.

Here is something more than just a bare bones biography. It is from Wikipedia (10/31/11) : Though Deakin always took pains to obscure the spiritual dimensions of his character from public gaze, he felt a strong sense of providence and destiny working in his career. Like Dag Hammarskjöld much later (the link for that paper is Hammarskjöld), Deakin's sincere longing for spiritual fulfillment led him to express a sense of unworthiness in his private diaries which mingled with his literary aspirations as a poet.

His private prayer diaries, like those of Samuel Johnson, express a profound contemplative (though more ecumenical) Christian view of the importance of humility in seeking divine assistance with his career. "A life, the life of Christ," Deakin wrote, "that is the one thing needful—the only revelation required is there ... We have but to live it." In 1888, as an example relevant to his work for Federation, Deakin prayed: "Oh God, grant me that judgment & foresight which will enable me to serve my country—guide me and strengthen me, so that I may follow & persuade others to follow the path which shall lead to the elevation of national life & thought & permanence of well earned prosperity—give me light & truth & influence for the highest & the highest only." As Walter Murdoch pointed out, "[Deakin] believed himself to be inspired, and to have a divine message and mission."

Historian Manning Clark, whose History of Australia cites extensively from his studies of Deakin's private diaries in the National Library of Australia, wrote: "By reading the world's scriptures and mystics a deep peace had settled far inside [Deakin]: now he felt a 'serenity at the core of my heart.' He wanted to know whether participation in the world's affairs would disturb that serenity ... he was tormented by the thought that the emptiness of the man within corresponded with the emptiness of society at large where Mammon had found a new demesne to infest."

Here is what Wikipedia stated about Deakin’s cause of death: Deakin retired from Parliament in April 1913 and withdrew from public life. He was president of an Australian commission for the international exhibition held in San Francisco to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal, but found his duties difficult because of severe progressive memory loss (possibly due to early-onset Alzheimer’s disease). He became an invalid and died in 1919 of meningo-encephalitis [emphasis mine] aged only 63.

The Australian Dictionary of Biography has an extensive biography of Deakin. Here is the link Biography of Alfred Deakin..

Here is information from Wikipedia (10/31/11) on meningo-encephalitis: Causative organisms include protozoans, viral and bacterial pathogens.

Bacterial: Listeria monocytogenes, Neisseria meningitidis, Rickettsia prowazekii.

Viral: Tick-borne meningo-encephalitis. West Nile virus. Mumps, a relatively common cause of meningo-encephalitis. However, most cases are mild, and mumps meningo-encephalitis generally does not result in death or neurologic sequalae. HIV, a very small number of individuals exhibit meningo-encephalitis at the primary stage of infection.

Other/multiple: Granulomatous meningo-encephalitis. Other causes include antibodies targeting amyloid beta peptide proteins which have been used during research on Alzheimer's disease.

The fungus, Cryptococcus neoformans, can be symptomatically manifested within the CNS as meningo-encephalitis with hydrocephalus being a very characteristic finding due to the unique thick polysaccharide capsule of the organism.

Protozoal: Primary amoebic meningo-encephalitis e.g., Naegleria fowleri, Balamuthia mandrillaris, Sappinia diploidea, Trypanosoma brucei, Toxoplasma gondii (sporozoa) (immunocompromised patients). Ameobic pathogens exist as free-living protozoans. Nevertheless, these pathogens cause rare and uncommon CNS infections. N. fowleri produces primary amebic meningo-encephalitis (PAM). The symptoms of PAM are indistinguishable from acute bacterial meningitis. Other amebae cause granulomatous amebic encephalitis (GAE), which is a more subacute and can even a non-symptomatic chronic infection. Ameobic meningo-encephalitis can mimic a brain abscess, aseptic or chronic meningitis, or CNS malignancy.

Prognosis: The disease is associated with high rates of mortality and severe morbidity. [Italics mine] [Morbidity is an incidence of ill health. It is measured in various ways, often by the probability that a randomly selected individual in a population at some date and location would become seriously ill in some period of time. From]

So, like Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, meningo-encephalitis is characterized as often virulent. This is significant because we are going to see the same secondary influence in both diseases. With CJD, mars/neptune was on an Angle. Here it is only influencing an Angle, but so is his “Alzheimer’s significator.”

Alfred Deakin
Significator in His Harmonic Chart for His 12th House

Placidus: c11—9Gem, c12—3Can, c2—20Vir, c3—23Lib b11—21Gem, b12—17Can, b2—7Lib, b3—7Sco

Set (4) is Deakin’s Alzheimer’s significator. It includes node/sun/mercury/venus/mars/saturn/pluto, containing two lights (sun and node). C sun rules C Asc. C12 venus rules C MC in b 9th house and c 3rd house, and co-rules (18 of 25°) c 9th house. B mars rules b 3rd, 4th, and 8th houses. C saturn rules c 6th. This set contains all the influences found in the Alzheimer signature. (Sun/mars/saturn is never good for health or longevity, though if it lacks 4th influence life can be longer.)

Set (5) contains sun/mars/neptune and has the same influence as Set (4). C12 sun rules C Asc. C12 mars rules c 4th and 9th houses, co-rules (23 of 33°) c 8th, and co-rules (18 of 25°) c 3rd house. C12 neptune rules c 8th house.

Since Sets (4) and (5) influence the same houses and only influence Angles [though Set (3) influences two Angles while Set (4) influences only one], they are on a nearly equal footing in terms of influence. Manifesting together, they produce the susceptibility to the more virulent disease affecting the brain, meningo-encephalitis.

Angle/mercury and Angle/saturn. With b12 mercury at 2 Aquarius 18 in the same set as C Asc at 3 Leo 57, Deakin has an Angle/mercury in this chart. He does not have an Angle/saturn. He has neither in is 7th chart.

On the date of his death, October 7, 1919, Deakin’s progressed b saturn had arrived at 21 Gemini 05, and his pb NN at 22 Pisces 42 entering Set (4) above, and giving him sun/mars/saturn/neptune with influence to an Angle. Pb mercury was at 10 Libra 34, conjunct saturn/SN (shown in drawing above). Pc NN was at 8 Aries 33 in the same set with his sun conjunct mars in Libra. Progressed c12 NN was at 29 Gemini 46 in the same set with his c moon at 29 Pisces 44.

M.J. Frankovich
Biographical data from Astrodatabank state:American actor and movie producer, he was the adopted son of comedian Joe E. Brown.

An athlete as a young man, he played quarterback on the football team for the University of California at Los Angeles where he contributed to a record setting 93-yeard touchdown. He played professional baseball with the Hollywood All-Stars for a short while and entered the film industry as a technical adviser on sports films. He acted in minor film roles from 1935 to 1947 when he produced his first film ("Jesse James Rides Again"). He had already begun producing--in the late 1930s he was producer at Republic Pictures. During WWII, he served as a pilot in the Army Air Corps in the Far East and Europe. After the war, he began producing films in Europe and impressed Hollywood with his ability to attract stars to travel to countries in post-war ruins to make independent films.

By 1955, he was managing director of Columbia Pictures in England. With a few years, he was in charge of all British and European production for the company. In 1964 he moved back to Los Angeles where he worked for Columbia as vice president in charge of production. Four years later he was an independent producer for Columbia. He received a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his work on the U.C.L.A. Foundation, the St. John's Hospital and on the Los Angeles Coliseum Commission. He never acted again, preferring the business side of the industry. Some of his productions include "Cactus Flower," "the Shootist" and "Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice."

He married Binnie Barnes in 1940. They adopted three children. One son, Mike, is a screenwriter and Peter is a producer.

Frankovich died at age 82 on January 1, 1992 in Los Angeles. He had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease and pneumonia.

M. J. Frankovich
Significator in His Harmonic Chart for His 3rd House

Placidus: c11—28Tau, c12—30Gem, c2—23Leo, c3—22Vir b11—9Vir, b12—7Lib, b2—30Sco, b3—3Cap

Set (6) contains moon/mercury/saturn/uranus/neptune. C moon rules C Asc in b 9th house. C3 mercury rules c 3rd house. B saturn rules b 3rd house. B uranus rules b 4th house. The lighted conjunction of mercury and saturn in Pisces is in c 9th house.

Set (6) lacks an 8th house influence. The ruler of c 8th house is uranus. Here are its progressions in decades up to the two years before his death at the birth age of 82. (I have included progressed b uranus, too, because it is also moving closer to the only light in the set, c moon):

DateConception AgeProgressed Birth UranusProgressed Conception Uranus
12-17-19585024 Sagittarius 4525 Sagittarius 14
12-17-19686025 Sagittarius 1125 Sagittarius 45
12-17-19787025 Sagittarius 4126 Sagittarius 13
12-17-19888026 Sagittarius 1326 Sagittarius 38

As can be seen in the table above, both the 4th ruler (b uranus) and the 8th ruler (c uranus) were moving closer to c moon (at 27 Virgo 58) throughout Frankovich’s life. They were solidly in Set (6) at the time of his death.

Angle/mercury and Angle/saturn. Frankovich’s 3rd chart did not have either an Angle/mercury or an Angle/saturn. He does have them in his 7th chart. B Asc at 29 Libra 55 is in the same set with c7 saturn at 0 Aquarius 18 and C Asc at 28 Cancer 51. C MC at 24 Aries 51 is in the same set with c7 mercury at 21 Cancer 35 (the orb is 3° 16’.)

Progressions for death included progressed b3 saturn, at 29 Libra 31 and progressed c mercury, at 29 Capricorn 11 entering the set comprised of C Asc at 28 Cancer 51, b3 mars at 28 Cancer 53, and B Asc at 29 Libra 55, giving him a double Angle/mercury/mars/saturn. Progressed c mars at 16 Sagittarius 43 and progressed c saturn at 16 Pisces 43 were in the same set with c3 mars at 16 Virgo 52 and return3 NN at 16 Gemini 09.

Robert Graves
Biographical data from Astrodatabank state:British writer, a novelist, poet and critic, essayist, translator and general man of letters. He earned his living with historical novels, some 140 books, but his first love was always poetry. He was the author of "I, Claudius," 1934 which was made into a gripping TV presentation, the nonfiction, "A Survey of Modernistic Poetry," 1927, and "The White Goddess" (1948)

Graves' presented himself as independent-minded and rebellious of traditional British regime in education and the military in his autobiography, "Good-Bye to All That," which he wrote in a furious 11 weeks in 1929; revised 1957. His rendition of his experiences during WW I angered some by introducing humor into his memoirs, but amused and intrigued others. His friend said that Graves "had the largest feet in the army and a genius for putting both of them in everything." Despised by middle-class officers, who thought him a bounder and a cad, he was considered "capital" by his working-class men who respected him for his loyalty to them and later, for his courage in combat. During the Battle of the Somme, he was wounded so severely by shrapnel that it was a wonder that he survived.

Enthusiastic, clumsy, 6' 3", he was discreetly gay, as the lifestyle was untenable for his day. Graves died 12/09/1985, Majorca, Spain.

The following is excerpted from Wikipedia (11/1/2011):Robert von Ranke Graves (also known as Robert Ranke Graves and most commonly Robert Graves) 24 July 1895 – 7 December 1985) was an English poet, translator and novelist. During his long life he produced more than 140 works. Graves' poems—together with his translations and innovative interpretations of the Greek myths, his memoir of his early life, including his role in the First World War, Goodbye to All That, and his historical study of poetic inspiration, The White Goddess have never been out of print…

He earned his living from writing, particularly popular historical novels such as I, Claudius, King Jesus, The Golden Fleece, and Count Belisarius. He also was a prominent translator of classical Latin and Ancient Greek texts; his versions of The Twelve Caesars and The Golden Ass remain popular today for their clarity and entertaining style…

Immediately post-war, Graves had a wife and growing family, but was financially insecure, and weakened physically and mentally…

After returning to England, Graves began a relationship with Beryl Hodge, then the wife of Alan Hodge, his collaborator on The Long Week-End (1941) and The Reader Over Your Shoulder …In 1946 he and his new wife Beryl re-established a home in Deja, Majorca…

During the early 1970s Graves began to suffer from increasingly severe memory loss, and by his eightieth birthday in 1975 he had come to the end of his working life. By this time he had published more than 140 works. He survived for ten more years in an increasingly dependent condition until he died from heart failure on 7 December 1985 aged 90…

Robert Graves had eight children…

Neither of the above two sources actually use the word “Alzheimer’s.” had Graves dying of Alzheimer’s, but we do not know where that (now no longer existing) website got their confirmation. We shall proceed on the descriptions above, which reads like the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

Robert Graves
Significator in His Harmonic Chart for His 1st House

Placidus: c11—3Vir, c12—27Vir, c2—15Sco, c3—21Sag b11—25Ari, b12—7Gem, b2—26Can, b3—16Leo

Set (8) shows us Asc/sun/mercury/venus/mars/saturn/neptune/uranus. B sun rules b 3rd house. C1 mercury rules c 9th house, and co-rules (21of 36°) c 8th. B1 venus co-rules (25 of 40°) b 4th house. B saturn rules b 8th house. B1 uranus rules b 9th house, and co-rules (16 of 26°) b 8th.

The Angle/mercury/saturn/3rd/4th/8th/9th part of it is the primary significator for Alzheimer’s disease. And his Angle/mercury and Angle/saturn (discussed just below) emphasize that signature.

In addition to containing his Alzheimer’s signature, Set (8) contains several other signatures:

Notice that Set (8) includes Angle/mars/neptune, which suggests something more virulent than Alzheimer’s, like CJD or meningo-encephalitis. But it is only on an Angle in this chart, while he has Angle/mercury and Angle/saturn in all charts, apparently making the latter the dominant one and decisive factor in determining Alzheimer’s. the disease he had.

Angle/mercury and Angle/saturn.By definition (B Asc is included in the set), Graves” significator set (8 above) has mercury and saturn on B Asc, with the sun increasing orb and helping mercury be “Angular.”. He also has Angle/mercury and Angle/saturn as all-charts sets: B MC at 15 Pisces 21 is in the same set with b mercury at 17 Gemini 51. B Asc at 8 Cancer 59 is in the same set with b saturn at 7 Libra 35.

I did not erect all of Graves’ charts. He has some of the same signatures in his 5th chart, but not as many. The one for Alzheimer’s lacks a 9th house influence, so does not exist. There are two for poetry, plus NN conjunct b5 moon in Pisces, giving him two lights in Pisces. And his 5th chart is more benefic. Starting out with B MC at 15 Pisces 21 (birth time was stated to be 4:26 a.m.), c jupiter, ruler of c 3rd house, at 12 Gemini 53, and c venus at 15 Virgo 50, any chart that provides a light for the set brings out its good fortune. His 5th chart has c5 sun at 13 Pisces 57. This may be his COG chart. It is certainly more benefic than his 10th.

Juliana of the Netherlands
Biographical data excerpted from Wikipedia (11/1/11) : Juliana (Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina; 30 April 1909 – 20 March 2004) was the Queen regnant of the Kingdom of the Netherlands between 1948 and 1980. She was the only child of Queen Wilhelmina and Prince Henry. She was married to Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, with whom she had four children: Princess Beatrix (born 1938), Princess Irene (born 1939), Princess Margaret (born 1943), Princes Christina (born 1947). During the Second World War she lived in exile with her children in Ottawa, Canada. She became Queen of the Netherlands with her mother's abdication in 1948 and was succeeded by Queen Beatrix after her own abdication in 1980…Upon her death at the age of 94, she was the longest-lived former ruling monarch in the world…

In the 1930s, Queen Wilhelmina began a search for a suitable husband for her daughter. At the time, the House of Orange was one of the most strictly religious royal families in the world, and it was very difficult to find a Protestant Prince who suited their standards…

At the 1936 Winter Olympics in Bavaria, she met Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, a young German aristocrat. Prince Bernhard was a suave young businessman, and though not a playboy, certainly a "man about town" with a dashing lifestyle. But his rank and religion were suitable, and so Princess Juliana's royal engagement was arranged by her mother. Princess Juliana fell deeply in love with her fiancé, a love that was to last a lifetime and that withstood separation during the war and Bernhard's many extramarital affairs and illegitimate children. The astute Queen Wilhelmina left nothing to chance: court lawyers drew up a prenuptial agreement that specified exactly what the German-born Prince could and could not do, and what money he would receive from the royal estate. The couple's engagement was announced on 8 September 1936…

Their first child Princess Beatrix was born on 31 January 1938, and their second Princess Irene on 5 August 1939…

During the war and German occupation of the Netherlands the Prince and Princess decided to leave the Netherlands with their two daughters for the United Kingdom, to represent the State of the Netherlands in exile. The Princess remained there for a month before taking the children to Ottawa, the capital of Canada…

Juliana quickly endeared herself to the Canadian people, displaying simple warmth, asking that she and her children be treated as just another family during difficult times. In the city of Ottawa, where few people recognized her, Princess Juliana sent her two daughters to Rockcliffe Park Public School (where the gymnasium is still named after her), did her own grocery buying and shopped at Woolworth’s Department Store. She enjoyed going to the movies and often would stand innocuously in the line-up o purchase her ticket…

Princess Juliana's genuine warmth and the gestures of her Canadian hosts created a lasting bond which was reinforced when Canadian soldiers fought and died by the thousands in 1944 and 1945 to liberate the Netherlands from the Nazis…

On 2 August 1945 Princess Juliana was reunited with her family on Dutch soil…

In the spring of 1946 Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard visited the countries that had helped the Netherlands during the occupation…

On 30 April 1980, the day of her 71st birthday, Queen Juliana abdicated and her eldest daughter succeeded her as Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. Juliana remained active in numerous charitable causes until well into her eighties…

From the mid-1990s, Juliana's health declined and she also suffered the progressive onset of senility. Some have attributed this to Alzheimer’s disease, although this was denied by the Royal Family. [emphasis mine] Juliana did not appear in public after this time. At the order of the Royal Family's doctors, Juliana was placed under 24-hour care. Prince Bernhard publicly admitted in a television interview in 2001 that she was no longer able to recognize her family…

Juliana died in her sleep on 20 March 2004, several weeks before her 95th birthday…

She was embalmed (unlike her mother, who chose not to be) and on 30 March 2004 interred beside her mother, Wilhelmina, in the royal vaults under the Nieuwe Kerk in Delft. The memorial service made her ecumenical and often highly personal views on matters of religion public. The late Princess, a vicar told in her sermon, was interested in all religions and in reincarnation…

Juliana's husband, Prince Bernhard, died barely eight months after her, on 1 December 2004, aged 93 and his remains were placed next to hers.

Queen Juliana of the Netherlands
Significator in Her Harmonic Chart for Her 1st House

Placidus: c11—11Leo, c12—8Vir, c2—25Lib, c3—28Sco b11—9Aqu, b12—23Pis, b2—8Gem, b3—25Gem

Set (9) contains our apparent Alzheimer’s significators. It is comprised of sun/moon/mercury/venus/2saturn/uranus/2neptune. It contains two lights—b1 moon, ruler of b 4th and co-rule (13 of 18°) of c 3rd houses, and c1 mercury (because mercury rules C Asc). It also co-rules (30 0f 39°) c 9th house. B1 venus rules B Asc in c 8th house. C saturn rules c 4th house. (C neptune rules c 6th house—the 6th house is involved in this significator so much I am beginning to wonder if it is part of the significator. But that for is another, later examination.)

Her Majesty has a second “Alzheimer’s set” in this chart. It shares b1 venus with Set ((9):

Set (9a)c1 mars17 Sagittarius 05ruler of c 3rd and 8th houses
c mercury16 Gemini 40ruler of C Asc and co-ruler (30 of 39°) c 9th house
c saturn16 Pisces 44ruler of c 4th house
b1 sun 17 Pisces 19
b1 venus 18 Pisces 33ruler of B Asc in c 8th house

Angle/mercury and Angle/saturn. In this chart, Juliana has both—C MC at 6 Cancer 37 is in the same set with b1 saturn at 8 Capricorn 46. B MC at 13 Capricorn 28 is in the same set with b1 mercury at 15 Aries 58. Because her conception mercury and saturn (shown above) are in such a close square to each other, they stay in conjunction, square, or opposition throughout all twelve of her harmonics. So, she also has a set in her 7th chart as C Asc at 29 Virgo 06, c7 saturn at 0 Aries 37, and c7 mercury at 0 Cancer 03. But her significator in her 7th chart is invalid because it lacks 8th influence.

But the Royal Family has stated that Her Majesty did not have Alzheimer’s disease. What astrology supports that?

Looking at the drawing above, Set (10) shows us c sun at 5 Cancer 46 conjunct C MC at 6 Cancer 39 in b 3rd house. That is, she has this anti-Alzheimer’s set comprised of Angle/sun/3rd. She also has the Angle/mercury and the Angle/saturn sets. Since her Angle/sun/3rd set is in all her charts, it looks like it over-rules her single-chart (or perhaps double—we do not yet know if the 7th chart can always be a site for such sets) Angle/mercury and Angle/saturn in her 1st chart.

So she did not have Alzheimer’s disease. She had something affecting her mind. We know that both from her biography and from the fact that she has an Angle/mercury/saturn/3rd/4th/8th/9th set in her 1st chart. And, we cannot even be certain (because of being forced to use so many un-rectified charts in our study) that Angle/mercury and Angle/saturn make a difference in the diagnosis. Or that Angle/sun/3rd/4th/8th/9th (one of those houses) truly cancels Alzheimer’s. Right now we can say that the latter certainly appears to work that way.

Her Majesty’s progressions for death in her 1st chart are powerful. Progressed B MC at 14 Aries 21 is in the same set with pc mercury at 14 Libra 34. Progressed C Asc at 3 Sagittarius 57 is in the same set with pc SN at 3 Sagittarius 47, pc1 saturn at 4 Sagittarius 08, return moon at 4 Pisces 41, return1 saturn at 4 Virgo 58, and b1 jupiter at 3 Pisces 12. Progressed b1 sun at 19 Sagittarius 57 is in the same set with c1 mercury at 20 Virgo 01, c1 saturn at 20 Sagittarius 12, and pc1 mars at 20 Gemini 24—the latter a little late, but there are two lights in the set. Progressed b saturn at 29 Pisces 45 is late opposition C Asc at 29 Virgo 06.

Beatrice Lillie
Biographical data excerpted from Wikipedia (11/2/11) :Beatrice Gladys "Bea" Lillie (May 29, 1894 – January 20, 1989) was an actress and comedic performer. Following her 1920 marriage to Sir Robert Peel in England, she was known in private life as Lady Peel…

In her revues, she utilized sketches, songs, and parody that won her lavish praise from the New York Times after her 1924 New York debut. In some of her best known bits, she would solemnly parody the flowery performing style of earlier decades, mining such songs as "There are Fairies at the Bottom of our Garden" and "Mother Told Me So" for every double entendre, while other numbers ("Get Yourself a Geisha" and "Snoops the Lawyer", for example) showcased her exquisite sense of the absurd. Her performing in such comedy routines as "One Double Dozen Double Damask Dinner Napkins", (in which an increasingly flummoxed matron attempts to purchase said napkins) earned her the frequently used sobriquet of "Funniest Woman in the World". She never performed the "Dinner Napkins" routine in Britain, because British audiences had already seen it performed by the Australian-born English revue performer Cicely Courtnedge, for whom it was written…

She was married, on January 20, 1920, at the church of St. Paul, Drayton Bassett, Fazeley, Staffordshire, to Sir Robert Peel, 5th Baronet. She eventually separated from her husband (but the couple never divorced); he died in 1934. Their only child, Sir Robert Peel, 6th Baronet, was killed in action aboard HMS Tenedos in Colombo Harbour, Ceylon (present-day Sri Lanka) in 1942.

During World War II, Lillie was an inveterate entertainer of the troops. Before she went on stage one day, she learned her son was killed in action. She refused to postpone the performance saying "I'll cry tomorrow." In 1948 she met singer/actor John Philip Huck, almost three decades younger than she, who became her friend and companion. Lillie met John Phillip Huck while touring in the show Inside USA. She and Huck later married.

She retired from the stage due to Alzheimer’s disease [emphasis mine] and died on January 20, 1989, which was also the date of her wedding anniversary, at Henley-on-Thames. Huck died of a heart attack 31 hours later, and is interred next to her in the Peel family estate's cemetery near Peel Ford, Blackburn.

Lillie’s chart provides us with an interesting variety of Angle/planet sets.

Beatrice Lillie
Significator in Her Harmonic Chart for Her 7th House

Placidus: c11—9Sag, c12—0Cap, c2—22Pis, c3—25Ari b11—22Ari, b12—1Gem, b2—23Can, b3—15Leo

Set (11) involves C MC with mercury/2mars/saturn/pluto for a 9:00 a.m. birth. C7 mercury rules c 8th house and co-rules (9 of 27°) c 4th. C mars rules C MC and c 3rd house, and co-rules (18 of 23°) c 9th, therefore exhibiting Angle/mercury/saturn/3rd/4th/8th/9th.

Angle/mercury and Angle/saturn. Lillie’s Angle/mercury and Angle/saturn are already shown in Set (11)—the significator set is already on an Angle, making it stronger than if it just influenced an Angle. Let’s label this Angle/mercury/saturn part of the set as “set (a).” She has other sets which “compete with it” for dominance :

Here is what I think:

  • Set (b) has an astrology which likely works against the potential virulence of Sets (a) and (c). Set (b) has non-harmonic (an all-charts condition) jupiter on an Angle. Evidence is accruing that when that exists, it helps protect the individual against really harsh (“virulent”) outcomes. That is without looking at house influences.

    Note Lillie also had venus on an Angle—b venus at 3 Aries 37 in the same set with B Asc. Summed, then, she had Angle/venus + Angle/jupiter in all charts. Her success is therefore not surprising.

    On the date of her death, January 20, 1989, progressed c saturn was at 18 Scorpio 15 conjunct her C MC at 18 Scorpio 28. She had a progressed “dark malefic” comprised of pc7 sun at 4 Virgo 01, pb7 mars at 3 Virgo 51, pb SN at 4 Gemini 36, pb7 saturn at 3 Gemini 38, and pb neptune, ruler of B MC, at 3 Gemini 10. The only way we can get a 4th house ruler for this is to include pb7 venus, co-ruler (22 of 37°) of b 4th house.

    Jack Lord
    Biographical data excerpted from Wikipedia (10/20/11) : John Joseph Patrick Ryan (December 30, 1920 – January 21, 1998), best known by his stage name Jack Lord, was an American television, film, and Broadway actor. He was known for his starring role as Steve McGarrett in the American television program Hawaii Five-O from 1968 to 1980.

    Born in Brooklyn, New York, Lord was the son of Irish-American parents. His father, William Lawrence Ryan, was a steamship company executive. He grew up in Morris Park (now know as Richmond Hill), Queens, New York.

    Young Lord developed his equestrian skills on his mothers fruit farm in the Hudson River Valley. He started spending summers at sea, and from the deck of cargo ships, painted and sketched the landscapes he encountered—Africa, the Mediterranean and China. He was educated at St. Benedict Labre School, John Adams High School, in Ozone Park, New York and the United States Merchant Marine Academy, then located at Fort Trumbull in New London, Connecticut, graduating as an Ensign with a Third Mates License. He attended New York University on a football scholarship, and earned a degree in Fine Arts.

    He spent the first year of World War II with the U.S. Army’s Corps of Engineers, building bridges in Persia. He returned to the Merchant Marine as an Able Seaman before enrolling in the deck officer course at Fort Trumbull. While making maritime training films, he took to the idea of acting.

    Lord starred for twelve seasons on Hawaii Five-O as Detective Steve McGarrett, appointed by the governor to head the state police criminal department in Honolulu, HI.

    During his years at NYU, Lord and his brother Bill opened the Village Academy of Arts. Jack’s childhood dream was to become an artist. His first professional sale was in 1941 to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for his two linoleum cuts, entitled Vermont and Fishing Shacks, Block Island.

    Lord’s first marriage to Anne Willard ended in divorce in 1947. Lord met his son (from his first marriage) only once when the boy was an infant. The boy was later killed in an accident at age thirteen.

    On January 17, 1949, Lord married Marie de Narde, who gave up her own career in fashion design to devote her life to him. Marie designed Lord’s off-camera wardrobe, as well as her own.

    Lord was a chain-smoker who failed at traditional methods of quitting. According to Lord, it was his faith in God which broke him of his habit. Lard and a friend visited a Catholic church where both knelt while Lord promised God he would stop smoking. Lord was know for being a cultured man who loved reading poetry out loud on the set of his TV show and for be reclusive at his Honolulu home.

    Lord suffered from Alzheimer’s disease in his last years. He died of congestive heart failure at h is home on January 21, 1998, in Honolulu, Hawaii, at the age of 77.

    He left an estate of $40 million. He was a philanthropist and the entire estate went to Hawaiian charities upon his wife Marie’s death in 2005.

    Jack Lord
    Significator in His Harmonic Chart for His 6th House

    Placidus: c11—6Vir, c12—2Lib, c2—23Sco, c3—28Sag b11—15Can, b12—15Leo, b2—7Lib, b3—8Sco

    Set (12) contains sun/2mercury/2saturn. C6 sun and b6 mercury are the lights. C6 mercury rules c 9th, and co-rules (28 of 35°) c 8th house. B6 mercury rules B MC in c 8th house, and B Asc, and co-rules (12 of 34°) b 9th house. C6 sun rules C MC. C saturn and its harmonic co-rule (30 of 36°) c 3rd house. C uranus, ruler of c 4th house, shown above at 9 Aquarius 25 is not part of the set—it is over 5° from the nearest light. It does, however, progress into the set. It was at 12 Aquarius 02 on January 21, 1998, the date of Lord’s death.

    Angle/mercury and Angle/saturn. These do not exist in this, his 6th chart. Nor are there any in his 7th chart.

    What Lord does have on Angles in this, his 6th chart, is Angle/sun/mars/neptune. Here are the values for what we will call Set (14a): C MC at 3 Leo 45, b mars, ruler of b 3rd and 8th houses, at 2 Aquarius 23, b6 neptune at 6 Aquarius 39, and b sun at 4 Taurus 43. The sun pulls mars and neptune into the same set. Could this set indicate that Lord had something other than Alzheimer’s disease? The lighted mars/neptune is conjunct conception I.C.—that is, a definite 4th house, end-of-life influence.

    B6 sun is in b 9th house. So the Angle/sun/9th part of the set is actually an anti-Alzheimer’s set. But it is not just Angle/sun/9th. It is Angle/sun/mars/neptune with the mars/neptune in c 4th house.

    Balanchine had Angle/mars/neptune and he had Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (see above). Balanchine’s set was an all-charts set. Lord’s is not, comprised as it is of two harmonic planets. The only planet that is in all charts is b mars.

    I have a note on Jack Lord (apparently from Wikipedia 10/5/09—was this from a list I had seen?) that includes the sentence, “Friends of Lord claimed that in his final years he suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.” Not much to go on. No autopsy. Not even a medical diagnosis from a doctor. Lacking Angle/mercury and Angle/saturn, and having Angle/mars/neptune, is it possible Lord actually had Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease or something like it?

    C pluto, shown above at 12 Gemini 02, is in the same set with B MC at 11 Gemini 41 and B Asc at 10 Virgo 58. An all-charts set, it accounts for the “reclusiveness” mentioned in his biography.

    Lord’s COG chart is his 9th chart. We got our clue from the fact that he enjoyed equestrianism (a Sagittarian pastime, with Sagittarius the natural sign of the 9th house) and the Merchant Marine. “At sea,” apparently, is similar astrologically to being in a foreign country. At least it is not like living on land. Possibly even his starring for so long in a TV series about Hawaii (an “island in the sea”) is also a clue.

    Lord’s 9th chart contains a golden benefic comprised of b9 moon, co-ruler (15 of 33°) b 10th house, at 6 Aquarius 27, c venus, ruler of C Asc in c 2nd house (hence the good money) at 8 Aquarius 12, b uranus at 9 Aquarius 08, c uranus, ruler of c 4th house, at 9 Aquarius 35, and b9 jupiter at 7 Scorpio 44.

    His 9th does not contain his Alzheimer’s significator, but it does contain the one directing him to acting. Normally, some one with saturn (lack) in Leo (drama) in a 10th house (C MC starts at 3 Leo 45 and ends at 6 Virgo) is not going to go into the stage or acting. But Lord’s b jupiter, at 25 Leo 15, is in c 10th house. It, however, is not lighted, so not as strong as it might be. It is his conjunction of c9 NN at 11 Leo 35 with c9 jupiter at 12 Leo 57, and c9 pluto at 12 Leo 24 with that elevated c saturn at 13 Leo 02 which shows the success (lighted jupiter) in a career (in 10th house) in acting (Leo). The North Node is particularly favorable as the light because it suggests acting is right and positive (NN) for his life.

    He has another near golden benefic in his 9th. It lacks Angle influence. B9 venus at 14 Cancer 34 is conjunct c jupiter at 14 Cancer 49, c9 moon at 15 Cancer 31, and c neptune at 15 Cancer 21—all in c 9th house, with jupiter ruling c 3rd. It likely tells of his love for the sea (9th/9th) and fine arts (light/venus/neptune/3rd, but without an Angle). His love of poetry is not in this chart, nor is it in his 7th. I did not look further.

    Lord’s return for his 6th chart was not very active at the time of his death. For progressions he had progressed B Asc at 12 Scorpio 24, pc6 mars at 12 Leo 19, and pc saturn at 11 Leo 57. The midpoint between c saturn and its progression fits the set better. It is at 12 Leo 39.

    Burgess Meredith
    Biographical data excerpted from Wikipedia (10/20/11) : Oliver Burgess Meredith (November 16, 1907 – September 9, 1997), known professionally as Burgess Meredith, was an American actor in theatre, film, and television, who also worked as a director. Active for more than six decades, Meredith has been called "a virtuosic actor" who was "one of the most accomplished actors of the century." Meredith won several Emmys and was nominated for Academy Awards.

    Meredith was born in Cleveland, Ohio, Ohio, the son of Ida Beth (nee Burgess) and Canadian-born William George Meredith, M.D.

    He graduated from Hoosac School in 1926 and then attended Amherst College as a member of the Class of 1931. Meredith served in the United States Army Air Forces in World War II, reaching the rank of captain. He was discharged in 1944 to work on the movie The Story of G.I. Joe, in which he starred as the popular war correspondent Ernie Pyle.

    He won an Emmy Award as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Special for the 1977 television film Tail Gunner Joe, a fictitious study of U.S. Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, the anti-communist leader of the 1950s.

    In 1994, Meredith published his autobiography, So Far, So Good. In the book he confessed that he suffered from violent mood swings which were caused by cyclothymia, a form of bipolar disorder.

    Meredith had four wives, including actresses Margaret Perry and Paulette Goddard. His last marriage (to Kaja Sundsten) lasted 46 years, and produced two children, Jonathon (a musician) and Tala (a Paupainter)

    Meredith was an outspoken liberal and clashed with Senator Joseph McCarthy, which led to him being blacklisted for a few years in the 1950s.

    Meredith died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease and melanoma on September 9, 1997. Long time friend Adam West spoke briefly at his memorial service. Meredith's remains were cremated. For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Burgess has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6904 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA.

    Here we want to introduce a short discussion of the characteristics of cyclothymia, taken from Wikipedia (11/3/11) : Cyclothymia is a serious mood and mental disorder in the bipolar spectrum that causes both hypomanic and depressive episodes. It is defined medically within the bipolar spectrum and consists of recurrent disturbances between sudden hypomania and dysthymic episodes. The diagnosis of cyclothymic disorder is not made when there is a history of mania or major depressive episode or mixed episode. The lifetime pre-eminence of cyclothymic disorder is 0.4-1%. The rate appears equal in men and women, though women more often seek treatment. Unlike some other forms of bipolar disorder (to be specific, bipolar I disorder), people with cyclothymia are more often either somewhat or fully functioning, sometimes even hyper-productive.

    Cyclothymia is similar to bipolar II disorder in that it presents itself in signature hypomanic episodes. Because hypomania is often associated with exceptionally creative, outgoing, and high-functioning behavior, both conditions are often undiagnosed. As with most of the disorders in the bipolar spectrum, it is the depressive phase that leads most sufferers to get help. The term derives from the Greek kuklos, "circle" + thumos, "temper".

    Differential diagnosis
    This disorder is common in the relatives of patients with bipolar disorder, and some individuals with cyclothymia eventually develop bipolar disorder themselves. It may persist throughout adult life, cease temporarily or permanently, or develop into more severe mood swings, meeting the criteria for bipolar disorder or recurrent depressive disorder in rare cases.

    Symptoms, Dysthymic Phase
    Symptoms of the dysthymic phase include difficulty making decisions, problems concentrating, poor memory recall, guilt, self-criticism, low self-esteem, pessimism, self-destructive thinking, continuously feeling sad, apathy, hopelessness, helplessness, irritability, quick temper, poor judgment, lack of motivation, social withdrawal, appetite change, lack of sexual desire, self-neglect, fatigue, and insomnia.

    Symptoms, Euphoric Phase
    Symptoms of the euphoric phase include unusually good mood or cheerfulness (euphoria), extreme optimism, inflated self-esteem, rapid speech, racing thoughts, aggressive or hostile behavior, being inconsiderate of others, agitation, massively increased physical activity, risky behavior, spending sprees, increased drive to perform or achieve goals, increased sexual drive, decreased need for sleep, tendency to be easily distracted, and inability to concentrate.

    According to, Meredith served a brief stint in the Merchant Marine after dropping out of Amherst College to go to work.

    We will look at his significators for Alzheimer’s disease and melanoma (actually, for a virulent disease, so all forms of cancer). Then we want to see if we can locate the astrological foundation for his cyclothymia.

    Burgess Meredith
    Significator in His Harmonic Chart for His 9th House

    Placidus: c11—14Pis, c12—25Ari, c2—25Gem, c3—15Can b11—13Can, b12—13Leo, b2—5Lib, b3—5Sco

    Coming to the conclusion that his 9th chart was Meredith’s COG was a bit tricky. He has sets for Alzheimer’s in it and in his 1st chart. I thought progressions for death weak in both charts (and in his 7th), so I couldn’t use those to help decide.

    The following were involved in making the decision that his 9th chart was his COG chart and contained his significators for Alzheimer’s disease:

    So, returning to Set (13) in the drawing above, c moon rules c 3rd house, b9 mercury rules B MC and B Asc in c 4th house, c9 saturn rules c 9th house and co-rules (15 of 20°) c 8th house, and c jupiter rules c 8th house. They form a complete set for the signature for Alzheimer’s disease.

    Angle/mercury and Angle/saturn. As discussed in (2) above, Meredith has both mercury and saturn on Angles in this chart.

    The Three Boxers with Dementia Pugilistica
    The next three individuals—Floyd Patterson, Sugar Ray Robinson, and Jimmy Ellis—were included in the Wikipedia list (shown just below, also in orange) of boxers who suffered from dementia pugilistica (DP). They were the only three in the list with reliable birth data.

    This gets a bit confusing. Patterson was also said (Wikipedia) to have had Alzheimer’s disease. Robinson, too (Astrodatabank). While Ellis is said to have only DP. We have no autopsy results.

    We are going to take a look at the astrology for these three. Since at least one source stated they all suffered from dementia pugilistica, we want to see what, if any, astrology they had in common.

    But two of them were stated to have had Alzheimer’s disease. Do any of them have a complete main Alzheimer’s signature?

    Since Robinson has the significator for Parkinson's disease (shown below), we are also going to look for that significator in charts of all three individuals. And if have it, why didn't they get Parkinson's instead of dementia pugilistica? Even if only Robinson had the Parkinson's signature, why didn't he get Parkinson's?

    So, for Patterson, Robinson, and Ellis, we are interested in Parkinson’s sets, Alzheimer’s sets, and any astrology other than that—powerful, of course, since the devastation of dementia pugilistica is not going to be produced by easy astrology—they have in common which introduces a big stress into their lives.

    For all three we are still interested in mercury/saturn and/or mercury/mars sets because, DP, like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's disease, is a disorder involving brain (mercury) pathology (mars and/or saturn).

    [This inquiry ended up being a rather large digression from our main topic, the full Alzheimer’s signature. Any one who wants to skip the digression should do a search for Norman Rockwell, the last of the Alzheimer’s examples, below. My own opinion is that the digression adds greatly to the discussion of the astrology of all three diseases. It also contributes further principles concerning planets on Angles..]

    Floyd Patterson
    Biographical data excerpted from Wikipedia (10/20/11) : Floyd Patterson (January 4, 1935 – May 11, 2006) was an American heavyweight boxer and former undisputed heavyweight champion. At 21, Patterson became the youngest man to win the world heavyweight title. He was also the first heavyweight boxer to regain the title. He had a record of 55 wins 8 losses and 1 draw, with 40 wins by knockout. He won the gold medal at the 1952 Olympic Games as a middleweight.

    Although Mike Tyson later became the youngest boxer to win a world heavyweight title, Patterson remains the youngest undisputed heavyweight champion.

    Early life. Born into a poor family in Waco, North Carolina, Patterson was the youngest of eleven children and experienced an insular and troubled childhood. His family moved to Brooklyn, New York, where Floyd was a truant and petty thief. At age ten, he was sent to the Wiltwyck School for Boys, a reform school in upstate New York, which he credited with turning his life around. He stayed there for almost 2 years.

    At age fourteen he started to box…Patterson carried his hands higher than most boxers, in front of his face. Sportswriters called Patterson's style a "peek-a-boo" stance.

    Retired life. In retirement, he and Johansson became good friends who flew across the Atlantic to visit each other every year, and he became chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission. He was also inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

    In 1982 and 1983 he ran the Stockholm Marathon together with Ingemar Johansson.

    Patterson lived in New Palz, New York for many years and was known as a true gentleman around town.

    His adopted son, Tracy Harris Patterson, was a world champion boxer in the 1990s and was trained by Floyd during part of his career…

    Death. Floyd Patterson suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and prostate cancer and had been hospitalized for a week prior to his death. He died at home in New Paltz in 2006 at age 71. He is buried at New Paltz Rural Cemetery in New Paltz, Ulster County, New York. Patterson's demise was likely the result of Dementia pugilistica.


    • "It's easy to do anything in victory. It's in defeat that a man reveals himself."

    • "They said I was the fighter who got knocked down the most, but I also got up the most." (This quote was used in the tenth episode of the 2009 TV series, V.)

    • On boxing: "It's like being in love with a woman. She can be unfaithful, she can be mean, she can be cruel, but it doesn't matter. If you love her, you want her, even though she can do you all kinds of harm. It's the same with me and boxing. It can do me all kinds of harm but I love it."

    We need a definition of dementia pugilistica. The following is excerpted from Wikipedia (11/5/11) :Dementia pugilistica (DP) is a type of neurodegenerative disease or dementia, which may affect amateur or professional boxers as well as athletes in other sports who suffer concussions. It is also called chronic boxer’s encephalopathy, traumatic boxer’s encephalopathy, boxer's dementia, chronic traumatic brain injury associated with boxing (CTBI-B) and punch-drunk syndrome ('punchy'), and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Symptoms and signs of DP develop progressively over a long latent period sometimes reaching decades, with the average time of onset being about 12–16 years after the start of a career in boxing. The condition is thought to affect around 15-20% of professional boxers.

    The condition is caused by repeated concussive and sub-concussive blows (blows that are below the threshold of force necessary to cause concussion), or both. Because of the concern that boxing may cause DP, there is a movement among medical professionals to ban the sport. Medical professionals have called for such a ban since as early as the 1950s.

    The word pugilistica comes from the Latin root pugil, for boxer.

    Symptoms. The condition, which occurs in boxers who have suffered repeated blows to the head, manifests as dementia, or declining mental ability, problems with memory, and parkinsonism, or tremors and lack of coordination. It can also cause speech problems and an unsteady gait. Patients with DP may be prone to inappropriate or explosive behavior and may display pathological jealousy or paranoia. Individuals displaying these symptoms also can be characterized as "punchy", another term for a person suffering from DP.

    The brains of DP patients atrophy and lose neurons, for example in the cerebellum. The corticospinal or pyramidal tract generally dysfunctions.

    Sufferers may be treated with drugs used for Alzheimer's disease and Parkinsonism.

    Mechanism. It is not well understood why this syndrome occurs. Loss of neurons, scarring of brain tissue, collection of proteinaceious, senile plaques, hydrocephalus, attenuation of corpus callosum, diffuse axonal injury, neurofibrillary tangles and damage to the cerebellum are implicated in the syndrome. The condition may be etiologically related to Alzheimer’s disease. Neurofibrillary tangles have been found in the brains of dementia pugilistica patients, but not in the same distribution as is usually found in Alzheimer's sufferers. One group examined slices of brain from patients who had had multiple mild traumatic brain injuries and found changes in the cells' cytoskeletons, which they suggested might be due to damage to cerebral blood vessels.

    Famous cases. Dementia pugilistica is relatively common among boxers who had long careers and received a great many blows to the head. It is perhaps under-reported because the symptoms often do not become overt until middle age or even later, and are often indistinguishable from Alzheimer's. On the other hand, dementia pugilistica has often been falsely reported. It has been rumored that Jack Dempsey suffered from it, when in fact he retained his mental vigor until his death at 87. Joe Louis developed signs of paranoid schizophrenia that have been attributed to cocaine abuse but may also have a genetic element (his father was institutionalized for mental illness). Other ex-boxers have been said to have had dementia pugilistica when in fact they suffer from nothing worse than a working-class accent and a gruff demeanor, e.g. Rocky Graziano, Tony Zale.

    However, Jimmy Ellis, Floyd Patterson (who resigned from the New York State Athletic Commission because of his deteriorating memory), Bobby Chacon, Jerry Quarry, Mike Quarry, Wilfred Benitez, Emile Griffit, Willie Pep, Freddie Roach, Sugar Ray Robinson, Billy Conn, Joe Frazier, Fritzie Zivic, and Meldrick Taylor appear to have been genuinely affected by the disorder. Ingemar Johansson may be another victim. In addition, Muhammad Ali’s' Parkinson’s disease was said to be caused by his boxing career, but Ali's own physician Fredie Pacheco MD states in his Book 'Fight Doctor' that Ali's condition is often misquoted and that Ali in fact has Parkinson’s Syndrome which he advises is caused by physical trauma. However, some maintain this sort of dementia is precisely diagnosed only in autopsy, and claims of retired athletes not having DP are rarely accompanied by autopsy results. On the other hand, diagnosis of Parkinson's disease on the basis of clinical observations is 75-80% accurate. Notably, autopsies of eleven professional American football players by Dr. Ann McKee, of Boston University School of Medicine, found CTE in all cases. CTE has been diagnosed (also by the Boston University group) in one amateur football player, University of Pennsylvania lineman Owen Thomas, following his suicide.

    Professional wrestler Chris Benoit was discovered to have suffered from CTE following his 2007 murders and subsequent suicide, as was his former colleague, Andre Martin, following his 2009 overdose death.

    Let's start with those three boxer’s charts.

    Floyd Patterson
    Significator in His Harmonic Chart for His 5th House

    Placidus: c11—2Gem, c12—4Can, c2—27Leo, c3—26Vir b11—18Aqu, b12—26Pis, b2—3Gem, b3—25Gem

    Patterson, whose birth time was given as 2:30 p.m., did not have the significator for Alzheimer’s in any of his twelve harmonic charts. The closest he came to it was the set, above as Set (15), in his 5th chart.

    Set (15) is comprised of B Asc/sun/2mercury/saturn. C7 sun rules C Asc in c 4th house. B7 mercury rules b 3rd and 6th houses. C7 mercury rules c 3rd house. B7 saturn rules B MC in c 6th house. This set lacks an 8th house influence (that is, it lacks influence to one of the “Alzheimer houses”), without which it cannot be a significator for Alzheimer’s disease.

    But it gets an 8th influence, and it gets it for a long time. C7 uranus rules c 8th house :

    DateProgressed c7 Uranus Progressed b Saturn
    May 11, 19806 Aquarius 43
    May 11, 19855 Scorpio 277 Aquarius 20
    May 11, 19907 Scorpio 177 Aquarius 56
    May 11, 19959 Scorpio 048 Aquarius 32
    May 11, 20009 Aquarius 08

    I included progressing b saturn because it gives him a close set of Angle/mercury/saturn/3rd/4th/8th/9th.

    Progressing c7 uranus is moving about 21.7’ per year, so it is in Set (15) (drawing above) for years. Let’s allow an orb of about 1° on either side of B Asc at 8 Taurus 16. [We can allow such a large progressed orb because of the presence of c7 sun in Set (15).] In May 1987 pc7 uranus was at 6 Taurus 16, about 1° under B Asc. By May 1995 it has still not reached 1° above B Asc. So, pc7 uranus, ruler of c 8th house, was in the same set with Angle/2mercury at least seven years.

    Progressing b saturn is moving more slowly, about 5’ per year. It reaches 7 Aquarius 03—1° under B Asc—around 1984. It just about to pass 1° beyond B Asc in May 2000. So, it is in Set (15) for about 16 years. Unfortunately, we do not know anything about Patterson’s life during this time except that he ran the New York marathon in the early 80s.

    Combining the two progressions above, we can see that Patterson had a complete main significator set for Alzheimer’s disease for at least seven years. After that time, his signature loses its 8th influence, and ceases being a signature for Alzheimer’s disease. But it did also produce an Angle/mercury/saturn during those approximate seven years.

    He had a completed Angle/saturn/3rd set for much longer, about 16 years. Pb saturn is on an Angle because it is in the same set with B Asc at 8 Taurus 16. While it is not in a 3rd house, has a powerful 3rd influence because it is in the same Angular set with c7 mercury, ruler of c3rd house, and b7 mercury, ruler of b 3rd house. This set is a definite, long-term stressor, so we are interested in it. Do Robinson and Ellis also have similar sets?

    It is not hard to entertain the idea that Angle/saturn/3rd (along with mercury/saturn and mercury/mars) can be indicative of some kind of brain (3rd) pathology (saturn). Accepting for the time being that it is, then its strength in any one's chart varies from greater to lesser as follows:

    (b) and (c) may be close to equal in strength. Since all are Angular influences, perhaps they are all about equal. Note that in all three saturn is on an Angle and it has definite connection to a 3rd house.

    Patterson does not have any of the above from birth. He has (c) for a number of years by progression, shown just above. Ellis and Robinson have the strongest set—(a). Either saturn was already in a 3rd house and on an Angle (Robinson), or it was in a 3rd house, not on an Angle, but progressed slowly to an Angle while still in the 3rd house. Theirs are shown below.

    Patterson’s b and c saturn, at 1 Aquarius 32 and 0 Aquarius 05, respectively, are on the dark side of C Desc at 3 Leo 04. Both are progressing direct, so both progress over that Descendant, but they do not give us an Angle/saturn/3rd. They do add considerable stress to his life, and probably his health. It is just they have no reference to the health of his brain.

    On the date of his death, Patterson had pc mars, ruler of C MC, at 7 Taurus 49 and pc7 NN at 8 Taurus 02. Progressed b saturn was at 9 Aquarius 50, with pc saturn at 4 Aquarius 21. Their midpoint was 7 Aquarius 06. All of these fit into Set (15) above.

    He actually died, I understand, of prostate cancer. Death from cancer, along with other immune dysfunctions, appears in this method as Angle/light/mars/neptune/4th. But his 5th chart appeared not to have a set. Like his Set (15), it matured during his life. He started out with [Set (15a)] b moon, ruler of b 4th house, at 14 Sagittarius 01 in the same set with c mars, ruler of C MC, at 14 Pisces 18—these are all-charts positions. He picks up the neptune influence from progressing b7 neptune:

    DateProgressed b7 Neptune
    May 11, 199615 Gemini 04R
    May 11, 200114 Gemini 06R
    May 11, 200613 Gemini 09R

    His return on May 4, 2006 contributed return5 uranus at 13 Sagittarius 42 and return5 saturn at 12 Virgo 18, fitting into Set (15a) with progressed neptune, above.

    We do not want to leave Patterson before finding out if he has the main part of the Parkinson’s signature. He does. He has one. It is in his 4th chart (assuming a 4th chart can contain such a signature.) Here it is:

    Set (15a)b4 SN 13 Sagittarius 47
    b moon 154 Sagittarius 01ruler of b 4th, co-ruler (18 of 23°) b 3rd house
    c mars14 Pisces 18ruler of C MC
    b4 mercury 15 Pisces 05ruler of b 3rd house, co-ruler of b 6th
    b mars17 Virgo 29

    Set (15a) shows us a lighted mercury/mars set with influence to an Angle, 3rd and 4th houses. Where is the 8th house influence necessary to make this a Parkinson’s set? The mercury conjunct mars in Pisces is in c 8th house. Since those are the planets in the signature, their occurrence in the 8th, lighted, and influencing an Angle gives us the full 8th influence.

    Note that Set (15a) does not fall on an Angle, just influences one. And, although results of the occurrence of Angle/mercury and Angle/mars in significator charts of individuals with Parkinson’s are less strong than similar sets in Alzheimer’s, here we can say that Patterson’s 4th chart has neither an Angle/mercury nor an Angle/mars. These two observations will mean more toward the end of this DP digression.

    Let’s go on to Robinson’s astrology.

    Sugar Ray Robinson
    Biographical data excerpted from Wikipedia (10/20/11) :

    Robinson is widely considered the greatest boxer in history, and has been ranked as the greatest boxer of all time by sportswriters, fellow boxers, and trainers. The phrase "pound for pound”, was created by sportswriters for him during his career as a way to compare boxers irrespective of weight, and Hall of Fame fighters such as Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis and Sugar Ray Leonard have ranked Robinson as the greatest pound for pound boxer in history. In 1997, The Ring ranked him as the best pound for pound fighter in history, and in 1999, he was named "welterweight of the century" and "middleweight of the century" by the Associated Press. In 2007, featured the piece "50 Greatest Boxers of All Time", in which it named Robinson the top boxer in history. In 2003, The Ring magazine ranked him number 11 in the list of all-time greatest punchers in history.

    Robinson was one of the first African Americans to establish himself as a star outside of sports. He was an integral part of the New York social scene in the 1940s and 1950s. His glamorous restaurant, Sugar Ray's, hosted stars such as Frank Sinatra, Jackie Gleason, Nat “King” Cole, Joe Louis, and Lena Horne among others. Robinson was known as a flamboyant personality outside the ring. He combined striking good looks, with charisma, and a flair for the dramatic: He drove a flamingo-pink Cadillac, and was an accomplished singer and dancer, who once pursued a career in the entertainment industry. According to's Ron Flatter: "He was the pioneer of boxing's bigger-than-life entourages, including a secretary, barber, masseur, voice coach, a coterie of trainers, beautiful women, a dwarf mascot and lifelong manager George Gainford." When Robinson later returned to Paris in 1962—where he was still a national hero—to get him to cross the seas the French had to promise to bring over his masseur, his hairdresser, a guy who whistled while he trained, and his trademark Cadillac. This larger than life persona made him the idol of millions of African American youths in the 1950s. Robinson inspired several other fighters who took the nickname "Sugar" in homage to him such as Sugar Ray Leonard and Sugar Shane Mosley.

    Sugar Ray is mentioned in the lyrics of Billy Joel’s song “We Didn’t Start the Fire”." The artist Jean-Michel Basquiat painted an homage to the boxer Untitled (Sugar Ray Robinson), in 1982. Robinson was also featured on a 2006 United States postage stamp, which reportedly had a circulation of over 100 million.

    ”Someone once said there was a comparison between Sugar Ray Leonard and Sugar Ray Robinson. Believe me, there's no comparison. Sugar Ray Robinson was the greatest.”—Sugar Ray Leonard.

    ”Without a doubt the greatest pound for pound fighter that ever lived.” —Jake LaMotta

    ”The king, the master, my idol.”—Muhammad Ali on Robinson

    Robinson’s birth time was given as 9:00 p.m., with two possible places of birth—Ailey, Georgia, or Detroit, Michigan. Actually, for our purposes, it matters little which town he was born in. The main Angle we are interested in is his B MC. For Detroit, Michigan, it is at 23 Leo 42. For Ailey, Georgia, it is at 24 Leo 14. They are both conjunct his b saturn at 24 Leo 34. More on that below.

    Robinson had a number of harmonic charts which had mercury/saturn sets. Influence to the 9th house (that is, one of the “Alzheimer’s houses) was missing in all of them. His 12th chart presents the strongest mercury/saturn set if we pursue it just in terms of potential brain (mercury) pathology (saturn).

    Sugar Ray Robinson
    Significator in His Harmonic Chart for His 12th House

    Placidus: c11—12Ari, c12—22Tau, c2—15Can, c3—7Leo b11—24Vir, b12—18Lib, b2—9Sag, b3—17Cap

    Set (16) contains sun/2mercury/mars/saturn, with two lights. Sun and c mercury, ruler of C Asc, are the lights. C12 sun rules c 3rd house. B mercury rules b 8th house. C mercury rules c 4th and C Asc in b 8th house. B12 saturn rules b 3rd house. As already mentioned, in terms of Alzheimer significators, this set lacks a 9th house influence. It has everything else. Neither does this set acquire a 9th influence through some slowly progressing planet. It might have because uranus rules c 9th house. But progressed c uranus and its progressed harmonic do not enter Set (16) during Robinson lifetime. Moon rules b 9th house, and that progressed too quickly to ever constitute the 9th influence for something as devastating and long-term as Alzheimer’s disease.

    So, according to our astrology, Robinson did not have Alzheimer’s disease.

    He does have, in this, his 12th chart, and Angle/mercury (B Asc at 7 Scorpio 09 and c12 mercury at 3 Aquarius 26), and an Angle/mars (C MC at 5 Pisces 31 and c12 mars at 6 Virgo 20). He also has an Angle/saturn.

    Set (16) is not an Alzheimer’s set, but it could be a Parkinson’s set. After all, it includes Angle/mercury/mars/3rd/8th. For those unfamiliar with the signature for Parkinson’s, here are links to the two papers on it: Parkinson’s, Part I , Parkinson’s, Part II .

    But none of Robinson’s biographies mention Parkinson’s disease. What they do mention is dementia pugilistica. So, why didn’t he get Parkinson’s disease? Why, instead, did he get DP?

    Now the question has to be, what does Robinson have in his astrology that is severe and similar to Patterson’s astrology?

    The answer—he has an Angle/saturn/3rd influence. It is shown above as Set (17). It is permanent, that is, he was born with it. For him, it existed cradle to grave. It is strong—from group (a) above. Because it is there from birth, and from group (a), Robinson’s Angle/saturn/3rd. is the strongest of all three boxers examined. It is in the house we think pertinent—the 3rd—and conjunct an Angle (B MC) in that house.

    Angle/saturn/3rd has a number of possible interpretations, none of which appears mutually exclusive to the others. By itself it has some implication of the possibility of brain (3rd house) destruction (saturn). As an Angular lighted saturn in a 3rd house, it could represent susceptibility to depression. It describes some one not very interested in studies or feats of the mind because wherever our saturn is, we perform least well. It describes a conservative, some one with at least some strong traditional (saturn) values. It could represent a difficult (saturn) sibling (3rd) relationship.

    Before it had implications for brain disease, Robinson’s Angle/saturn/3rd functioned best for him by what it denied him. By preventing him from pouring his energy into intellectual, verbal, or reading pursuits, it allowed that energy to be directed somewhere else. For Robinson, as was likely for Patterson and Ellis, it took a direct route to physical expression. It gave him the possibility of physical expression not encumbered by the slower-thinking, far more physically clumsy, mind. Good (well-trained) reflexes, I think it is called.

    We are still entertaining the question, why didn’t Robinson get Parkinson’s disease? Let’s look a little more at the astrology of saturn on an Angle.

    Saturn conjunct an Angle from birth, or its slow secondary progression over it after birth, is harsh. It brings breakdowns, failures, low self-esteem, low social status, challenged health, and so on (all saturn, biblical Job’s “star”) into the individual’s life. Exactly how it manifests depends on which part of the individual’s life/psyche/body is most vulnerable to its stress. Its slow secondary progression over an Angle coincides with death for those whose systems are too weak to combat it. For those with stronger constitutions, it symbolizes long-lasting, deeply troubled times through the years it is Angular.

    We get just the opposite from an Angular jupiter. It brings protection and bounty, success and blessings to the individual’s life. If not in all ways, then in some ways. It represents noteworthy good fortune. For instance, in the massacre of grade school children in Dunblane, Scotland in 1996 in which sixteen children were killed by a deranged gunman, the child who wasn’t even at school that day was the only one who had an Angle/jupiter from birth. She had jupiter conjunct one of her Ascendants.

    We know, as I mentioned above, that neither Patterson, Robinson, nor Ellis had jupiter on an Angle. All their considerable success came from sets that influenced Angles, but were not on them. [It may be that one does not even become a boxer if he has jupiter on an Angle. Why? Because boxing is too punishing an occupation. Boxing and Angle/jupiter are almost antithetical.]

    Let’s move on to looking at Ellis’ astrology.

    Jimmy Ellis
    Biographical data excerpted from Wikipedia (10/20/11) : James Albert "Jimmy" Ellis (born February 24, 1940) is a retired boxer from Louisville, Kentucky. He fought in what some consider to be the greatest heavyweight era of all-time, which included Muhammad Ali, , Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Jerry Quarry, Oscar Bonavena, and George Chuvalo. Ellis held the WBA World Heavyweight Championship from 1968 to 1970.He was a skilled boxer, with a good chin and, as Angelo Dundee always stated, much better punch power than many expected. Ellis had Bonavena down twice.

    Ellis got into boxing as a youngster after watching fellow Louisville native Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, fight on a local amateur boxing television show called Tomorrow’s Champions. "I had a friend of mine named Donnie Hall, and he fought Ali," Ellis said. "Donnie lost, and I thought I could maybe be a fighter then." Ellis went with Hall to Louisville's Columbia Gym, where the coach was a police officer named Joe Martin.

    Ellis won 59 of 66 amateur bouts and was a Golden Gloves champion. He boxed Ali twice as an amateur, with Ali winning the first bout and Ellis winning the second.

    Wins WBA World title
    In April 27, 1968, Ellis defeated Jerry Quarry in a cautious from both fighters dull fifteen-round Split decision to win the vacant WBA World Heavyweight Championship.

    In his only successful title defense, Ellis defeated Floyd Patterson via a controversial fifteen-round decision on September 14, 1968 in Stockholm, Sweden. Many in the crowd of 30,000 disagreed with the decision and started chanting, "Floyd champ!" The New York Times scored the fight seven rounds to six for Ellis, with two even.. Ellis left the match blooded with a broken nose.

    On February 16, 1970, Ellis fought Frazier to unify the World Heavyweight Championship. Predictions were split. But Frazier proved too strong and powerful. The undefeated Frazier knocked Ellis down twice in the fourth round, and Dundee stopped the fight before the start of the fifth round. It was the first knockout loss for Ellis and a truly great win for Frazier.

    After winning his next three fights, Ellis fought Ali in the Houston Astrodome on July 26, 1971. Being the manager and trainer of Ellis, but only Ali's trainer, Dundee chose to work with Ellis for the fight. It was one of the few fights in Ali's career in which Dundee was not in his corner. Ellis fought well over the first three rounds, but the fight turned after Ellis was hurt by a right hand in the fourth round. The right hand "hurt me so bad I couldn't really fight my best after that," Ellis said. "It ruined me." Ali went on to stop Ellis in the twelfth round.

    On May 6, 1975, in what would be his last fight, Ellis knocked out a Carl Baker in the first round. He retired after suffering a training injury that left him partially blind in his left eye. Ellis finished with a record of 40-12-1 (24 KOs).

    After retiring from boxing, Ellis trained boxers and worked for the Louisville Parks Department. He now suffers from dementia pugilistica.[red emphasis mine]

    As far as I can determine, Mr. Ellis is still with us. I wish him well.

    Jimmy Ellis
    Significator in His Harmonic Chart for His 5th House

    Placidus: c11—11Sco, c12—2Sag, c2—7Aqu, c3—17Pis b11—14Leo, b12—13Vir, b2—5Sco, b3—7Sag

    This chart is not likely his COG, it just happens to contain his significators for brain injury. His 7th chart (but not his 10th) contains the golden benefic which sponsored his success. Here are its values:

    Set (17a) b7 NN2 Capricorn 04
    c mars3 Capricorn 31
    b7 pluto4 Capricorn 30
    c7 jupiter4 Capricorn 37
    c7 neptune0 Aries 24
    c saturn1 Aries 28 co-ruler (30 of 42°) c 1st house
    c venus2 Aries 01 ruler of C MC
    b saturn3 Aries 32 ruler of b 4th house
    c7 moon1 Libra 02 co-ruler (30 of 42° of c 7th house

    It may be that the 1st and 7th house emphasis in Set (17a) show his success (Angle/light/venus/jupiter) using force (mars/pluto) against a matched opponent (7th).

    Set (17), shown in the drawing above, is really interesting:

    This set in his 5th chart is not good for children (also mercury)—having them or keeping them. There was no biographical material on children. Of course, as a significator for children, it would also have to be evaluated with his wife’s chart. If hers lacks such affliction, more positive results are possible.

    We have eliminated (in this chart) that the set represents either Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s. He did not have any main Alzheimer’s sets in any of his charts. He did have one for Parkinson’s in his 4th chart (again, assuming the 4th can contain either a Parkinson’s or an Alzheimer’s signature). Here it is:

    Set (17b) c mercury 10 Aries 14 co-ruler (17 of 40°) c 8th house
    c4 neptune 10 Aries 16ruler of c 3rd house
    b4 NN 11 Aries 23
    b mars 11 Aries 34
    B MC 11 Cancer 22
    b4 sun 9 Capricorn
    b4 mars 9 Capricorn 25

    Set (17b) shows us a lighted mercury/mars on an Angle with influence to 3rd and 8th houses—the main signature for Parkinson’s disease. This is the only chart that contributes a 3rd influence to this Angular mercury/mars

    So, why didn’t Ellis get Parkinson’s rather than DP?

    Ellis’ birth time was given as 9:58 p.m.—likely correct to the minute. Note (drawing above) he has both birth and conception saturns (3 Aries 32 and 1 Aries 28, respectively) in c 3rd house. Both are progressing direct toward birth Descendant at 6 Aries 30.

    On July 26, 1971 Ellis fought Muhammad Ali. It wasn’t his retirement match, but it was a watershed match. Ellis was deeply hurt by Ali’s right hand in the fourth round (see biography above). He stated later, that right hand “hurt me so bad I couldn’t really fight my best after that. It ruined me” [italics mine]. Did he mean just for that fight, or for good?

    On that date Ellis had progressed b jupiter at 24 Pisces 15 in the same set with C Asc at 24 Sagittarius 43, showing the success he was experiencing. That is, he was successful just to be in that match. All contenders in prize matches have some strongly benevolent progressions. But perhaps this Angle/jupiter was also somewhat protective, without which he would have suffered an even greater beating.

    Ellis also had the following truly punishing progressions in this, his 5th chart:

    And, as stated, he had DP, not Parkinson’s disease.

    We now have our information on the three boxers. Their several pieces of information allowed the formulation of several questions, one flowing from the other. How many individual’s with Parkinson’s disease had saturn on an Angle (that is, conjunction, square or opposition it) or passing over it by progression during their lifetime? Of those individuals, how many of those saturns were in a 3rd house or influencing it? And, of the last set of individuals, how many had jupiter on an Angle? Answers to these questions are shown in Tables I through III, below. Data on the Parkinson’s individuals was taken from the Parkinson’s I and II papers.

    Parkinson’s Versus Dementia Pugilistica
    In the tables below, “SR” means “stationary retrograde,” that is, starting to move backward in the zodiacal signs. “SD” means “stationary direct,” that is, starting to move forward. “R” and “D” following the value for saturn indicate the planet is moving “retrograde” or “direct,” respectively.

    Only birth and conception saturns were used, that is, their harmonics were not considered. Harmonic progressions of saturn can move rather quickly, so are far less likely to create the long-term life suppression that could initiate a disease. Only those Parkinson’s individuals were included below who had a non-harmonic saturn near enough to an Angle that it might progress “over” (conjunction, square or opposition) it during the individual’s lifetime.

    We are also not interested in an Angle progressing to saturn because that, at the very most, occupies only a year of an individual’s life—not nearly as long as the progression of a saturn to an Angle. Here are those results:

    NamePotential Angle-to-Saturn Positions What Happened?
    Albert II b saturn at 4 Aqu 21SR, B MC at 6 Sco 05progressing saturn turns direct around age 2. Never reaches B MC
    Ali (Parkinsonism) b saturn at 27 Ari 44SR, B Asc at 25 Can 36progressing saturn turns SD at 27 Ari 42 around age 6, Never reaches B Asc
    Cummings b saturn at 9 Ari 10D, C Asc at 15 Can 27progressing saturn turns SR at 13 Aries 06 when he is 66. Never reaches C Asc.
    Fisher b saturn at 16 Pis 27D, B MC at 21 Sag 36 progressing saturn turns SR around age 18 at 16 Pisces 44. Never reaches B MC.
    Foxc saturn at 17 Sag 49R, C MC at 11 Gem 09progressing saturn turns SD around age 15. Never reaches C MC.
    Helferc saturn at 5 Tau 03D, C MC at 6 Tau 09progressing saturn reaches C MC around age 13. Unknown date of death.
    Koestler c saturn at 22 Cap 04D, B MC at 19 Lib 39progressing saturn stays direct, to 29 Cap 53 at death. Never reaches B MC.
    Schaffer (Park. & Alz.)c saturn at 7 Sco 18D, C Asc at 11 Sco 18dies at age 66 when progressing saturn reaches 10 Sco 51 conjunct Asc.
    White c saturn at 16 Ari 52D, B MC at 13 Lib 10progressing saturn still direct at 25 Ari 15 on 11/5/11. Never reaches B MC.
    Park. 5116 b saturn at 18 Can 06R, C MC at 20 Lib 01 progressing saturn turns direct at 14 Cancer, age 76. Never reaches C MC.
    von Amsberg b saturn at 27 Lib 16D, B MC at 26 Cap 23, b jupiter at 25 Cap 47progressing saturn stays direct. Never reaches B MC.
    von Amsberg c saturn at 25 Libra 16D, B MC at 26 Cap 23progressing saturn stays direct. Reaches 26 Lib 23 (to B MC) around age 10. Dies age 76.
    Anderson b saturn at 18 Vir 55D, B Asc at 24 Gemini 52, c jupiter at 24 Virgo 08 progressing hits B Asc around age 50, is at 26 Vir 09 age 83 when he dies, age 83.
    Bourke-White c saturn at 10 Cap 06r, B Asc at 14 Aries 42progressing saturn turns direct and only reaches 10 Cap 22D when she dies. Never reaches B Asc.
    Chamberlain b saturn at 14 Leo 31D, B MC at 13 Aqu 34, c jupiter at 13 Leo 49progressing saturn stays direct, is at 24 Leo 36 when he dies. Never reaches B MC.
    Fairbanks, Jr. c saturn at 15 Pis 10, B MC at 17 Vir 31, b jupiter at 17 Vir 14progressing saturn hits B MC when he is age 20, is at 26 Pis 01 for his death at age 90.
    Francoc saturn at 5 Vir 22R, C Asc at 3 Gem 03, c jupiter at 0 Pis 56progressing saturn at 3 Vir 03 reaches C Asc around age 40, is at 0 Vir 10R when dies at age 82.
    Hill c saturn is at 28 Leo 01R, C Asc at 2 Sag 49progressing saturn was direct at 24 Leo 24 at death. Never reaches C Asc.
    McCarthyb saturn at 16 Gem 16D, C Asc at 19 Vir 13, b jupiter at 17 Pis 11progressing saturn at 19 Gem 15 hits C Asc age 44. Dies at 89.
    Mock c saturn at 17 Cap 20R, C Asc at 12 Cap 11progressing saturn turns direct at 15 Cap 54. Never reaches C Asc.
    Mockb saturn at 4 Aqu 21R, C MC at 8 Sco 54progressing saturn still R at age 76. Never reaches C MC.
    More b saturn at 8 Gem 16D, B Asc at 8 Sag 41 progressing saturn turns R at 8 Gem 47; at 7 Gem 10 at death. Never leaves B Asc. Dies at 67.
    Osbourne (Parkinson’s Syndrome)c saturn at 24 Cancer 18R, B Asc at 24 Libra 332011—pc saturn direct at 21 Can 47. 2031—pc saturn at 22 Can 24. Born with saturn on an Angle. Still alive, age 62.
    Osbourne b saturn at 12 Leo 00D, B MC at 14 Leo 29progressing goes SR at age 14 at 12 Leo 11. Never reaches B MC.
    Powellc saturn at 26 Ari 42R, B MC at 29 Lib 21 progressing c saturn stays R until his death. Never reaches B MC.
    Pricec saturn at 13 Aries 06, C Asc at 10 Lib 01, C MC at 15 Can 42, b jupiter at 13 Lib 06progressing saturn hits C Asc at age 64. Dies at age 82, pc saturn at 8 Ari33R.
    Wallace b saturn at 8 Leo 00D, C MC at 9 Tau 51, C Asc at 11 Leo 57progressing b saturn hits C MC at age 15, hits C Asc at age 29. Dies age 79.
    Wallace c saturn at 4 Leo 01D, C MC at 9 Taurus 51progressing c saturn turns R at age 25 at 4 Leo 38. Never reaches C MC.

    That’s quite a few individuals who had Parkinson’s but did not have dementia pugilistica.

    Now let’s take Table I and remove all the individuals who either lacked saturn on an Angle (at birth) or whose progressed saturn never reached its nearest Angle. We are doing that because our three cases of dementia pugilistica all had one or the other. Either they were born with saturn on an Angle, or they had it progress to an Angle during their lifetime. The new table is labeled Table II:

    NamePotential Angle-to-Saturn Positions What Happened?
    Helferc saturn at 5 Tau 03D, C MC at 6 Tau 09progressing saturn reaches C MC around age 13. Unknown date of death.
    Schaffer (Park. & Alz.)c saturn at 7 Sco 18D, C Asc at 11 Sco 18dies at age 66 when progressing saturn reaches 10 Sco 51 conjunct Asc.
    von Amsberg c saturn at 25 Libra 16D, B MC at 26 Cap 23progressing saturn stays direct. Reaches 26 Lib 23 (to B MC) around age 10. Dies age 76.
    Anderson** b saturn at 18 Vir 55D, B Asc at 24 Gemini 52, c jupiter at 24 Virgo 08 progressing hits B Asc around age 50, is at 26 Vir 09 age 83 when he dies, age 83.
    Fairbanks, Jr.++ c saturn at 15 Pis 10, B MC at 17 Vir 31, b jupiter at 17 Vir 14progressing saturn hits B MC when he is age 20, is at 26 Pis 01 for his death at age 90.
    Franco#c saturn at 5 Vir 22R, C Asc at 3 Gem 03, c jupiter at 0 Pis 56progressing saturn at 3 Vir 03 reaches C Asc around age 40, is at 0 Vir 10R when dies at age 82.
    McCarthy## b saturn at 16 Gem 16D, C Asc at 19 Vir 13, b jupiter at 17 Pis 11progressing saturn at 19 Gem 15 hits C Asc age 44. Dies at 89.
    More% b saturn at 8 Gem 16D, B Asc at 8 Sag 41 progressing saturn turns R at 8 Gem 47; at 7 Gem 10 at death. Never leaves B Asc. Dies at 67.
    Osbourne (Parkinson’s Syndrome) c saturn at 24 Cancer 18R, B Asc at 24 Libra 332011—pc saturn direct at 21 Can 47. 2031—pc saturn at 22 Can 24. Born with saturn on an Angle. Still alive, age 62.
    Powellc saturn at 26 Ari 42R, B MC at 29 Lib 21
    Price^c saturn at 13 Aries 06, C Asc at 10 Lib 01, C MC at 15 Can 42, b jupiter at 13 Lib 06progressing saturn hits C Asc at age 64. Dies at age 82, pc saturn at 8 Ari33R.
    Wallace^^ b saturn at 8 Leo 00D, C MC at 9 Tau 51, C Asc at 11 Leo 57progressing b saturn hits C MC at age 15, hits C Asc at age 29. Dies age 79.

    Note the following combinations of Angle/jupiter from the Table above:

    For Table III, we are going to remove all individuals from Table II who have an Angle/jupiter set, the set we suspect so protective. None of the three individuals with dementia pugilistica had an Angle/jupiter. So our hypothesis has been that their saturn on an Angle or progressing over it was quite hard on them. It could have been the set that made the difference between them experiencing Parkinson’s or experiencing DP.

    In removing the Parkinson’s individuals from Table II who had an Angle/jupiter (most in the same set to which saturn progressed), we are eliminating a condition we know did not occur among the boxers with DP.

    Of those individuals being removed, six had their progressing saturn hit an Angle/jupiter. The other two, More and Wallace, were born with an Angle/jupiter, though it was not the one that progressing saturn hit. We are left with three “Parkinson’s” individuals:

    NamePotential Angle-to-Saturn Positions What Happened?
    Helfer (virulent Parkinson’s)*c saturn at 5 Tau 03D, C MC at 6 Tau 09progressing saturn reaches C MC around age 13. Unknown date of death (born 1913).
    Schaffer (Park. & Alz.)^^^c saturn at 7 Sco 18D, C Asc at 11 Sco 18dies at age 66 when progressing saturn reaches 10 Sco 51 conjunct Asc.
    Osbourne%% (Parkinson’s Syndrome) c saturn at 24 Cancer 18R, B Asc at 24 Libra 332011—pc saturn direct at 21 Can 47. 2031—pc saturn at 22 Can 24. Born with saturn on an Angle. Still alive, age 62.
    Powellc saturn at 26 Ari 42R, B MC at 29 Lib 21

    Below is the analysis of the astrology of these three individuals:

    Astrologer Linda Goodman's 6th chart in the paper on the astrology of diabetes is a superb example of some one getting delayed expression of her disease because she had both sun and jupiter on Angles. She also has venus on an Angle which with jupiter gave her a summed, all-charts "golden benefic" (Angle/venus/jupiter). I am unsure if venus acts as an anti-significator, but an all-charts (even summmed) golden benefic necessarily implies a fortunate life. Here is that link: Search for Linda Goodman in Paper on Diabetes. Goodman also had sun/mars/saturn (a "dark malefic") on an Angle in that same chart only, and she died of "complications of diabetes" at the age of 70 after ten years of being a diabetic.

    According to some biographies, Muhammad Ali has Parkinson's disease. According to another, he has Parkinson's syndrome. Actually, his 7th chart starts out with the full significator for Alzheimer's disease, and then, through two secondary significators, the Alzheimer's is annulled, and the significator then becomes one for Parkinson's disease. But the Parkinson's is moderated, again by a secondary significator. That astrology can be seen here: Appendix A: Look at Ali's Astrology.

    When we remove all the individuals from Table III who lacked an Angle/saturn/3rd—we are left with Schaffer. And since his Angle/saturn/3rd (3rd by influence, not by saturn being in a 3rd house) resulted in his death, it is not a potential secondary significator for any condition. It is one of several significators that show his death.

    Of the individuals in Table I who were eliminated in one of the above operations, eight had some kind of connection between saturn and a 3rd house:

    Of the individuals above, none had saturn conjunct an Angle within a 3rd house, or progressing to an Angle while still being in a 3rd house. Three started out with saturn in a 3rd house with its progression tentatively making a connection with an Angle while still in the 3rd, but none of them turned out that way.

    With just three examples of DP, we can nonetheless state that it looks like DP has something to do with Angle/saturn/3rd. We don’t know if there is more to the significator. For instance, maybe there is a main significator, and the Angle/saturn/3rd are secondary parts of the signature.

    Below is the summation of the influence of the sets shown--presumed to have something to do with their DP--for Patterson, Robinson, and Ellis:

    In the context of an individual living the life of a boxer, mercury/saturn and mercury/mars/saturn are reasonable significators for something bad happening to his mind. It is clear that for these three boxers, influence of those planets is not the same as the influence to houses of the Alzheimer’s signature. If, indeed, they are part of the significator for DP. Since this paper is about Alzheimer’s disease, and not about dementia pugilistica, I did not look any further. Besides, one needs more than three examples of DP to look into its significators.

    I should perhaps mention that Patterson died at age 71, Robinson at nearly 67. Ellis, now aged 71, is still here. While some Parkinson’s individuals die that young, most don’t. It is perhaps worth pointing out that these three boxers were not engaged in boxing their whole life. Boxing is a “young man’s career,” like football. The damage that is done is done then, and it is considerable.

    This completes our detour on the astrological difference between Parkinson’s disease and dementia pugilistica. Angle/saturn/3rd is certainly a set worth looking into as a secondary (or main?) significator for dementia pugilistica.

    We have one more example of Alzheimer’s disease.

    Returning to the Alzheimer’s Signature
    None of the biographical information on Rockwell referred to him having Alzheimer’s disease. He was in one of Internet lists.

    Norman Rockwell
    Biographical data excerpted from Wikipedia (10/20/11) : American illustrator famous for his portraits of American life. Born to a businessman and his wife, Norman was sketching from the time he was young. By age 17 he had produced illustrations for published children's books. He became a free-lancer and at age 22 sold his first cover to Saturday Evening Post, published on May 20, 1916. The highly-circulated magazine and its readers could not get enough of him and he would go on to produce several hundred more covers. He became a well-paid artist whose portraits of American family life were realistic and romanticized both, many of them nostalgic for simpler times. In addition to his magazine illustrations he provided drawings for editions of Mark Twain's beloved coming-of-age stories about Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. His "Four Freedoms" posters created during WWII, raised nearly $140 million through sales of war bonds.

    He married Irene O'Connor in 1916 but they divorced in 1928. On April 17, 1930 he married Mary Barstow. In 1953 with their three sons, the couple moved to Stockbridge, MA. Mary died in 1959. A year later he published his autobiography "My Adventures as an Illustrator." On October 25, 1961, he married again, this time to Mary Punderson (nicknamed Molly). In 1963 he left the Saturday Evening Post and joined the creative staff of "Look" magazine. His illustrations kept up with the times and he documented the Civil Rights movement in some of his pieces. President Gerald Ford awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. He died the following year, on November 8, 1978, in Stockbridge, MA. Rockwell was 84.

    Three Internet sites containing information about Rockwell do not state that he died from Alzheimer’s disease. These were Astrodatabank, the Norman Rockwell Museum, and Wikipedia. The latter stated cause of death was emphysema. had Rockwell in its list of famous individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, as did and The last two no longer exist as sites. Who knows? No one mentioned anything about an autopsy or even official diagnosis. Here we proceed to see, first, if he has the significators for Alzheimer’s.

    Norman Rockwell
    Significator in His Harmonic Chart for His 8th House

    Placidus: c11—6Aqu, c12—14Pis, c2—27Tau, c3—18Gem b11—21Vir, b12—15Lib, b2—7Sag, b3—13Cap

    Set (18) contains 2sun/mercury/saturn/uranus. B sun rules B MC. B8 mercury rules b 8th house. B uranus rules b 4th, and co-rules (20 of 37°) b 3rd. C8 saturn rules C MC. This set influences all the necessary houses for the Alzheimer’s signature. Note that the sun/mercury/saturn (that is, lighted mercury/saturn) in Capricorn is in b 3rd house.

    Angle/mercury and Angle/saturn. Rockwell does not have Angle/mercury or Angle/saturn in this chart. He has a harmonic Angle/saturn in his 7th chart.

    Rockwell has an all-charts golden benefic comprised of c venus, ruler of C Asc and c 2nd house, at 9 Aries 09, c sun, ruler of c 5th house, at 11 Aries 13, and c jupiter at 13 Aries 49.

    A major progression for death on November 18, 1978, included:

    Set (18a) pc8 moon21 Capricorn 08ruler of c 4th house
    b sun 21 Capricorn 13ruler of B MC
    pc8 saturn ruler of C MC
    pb8 mars 20 Libra 50ruler of B Asc and b 6th house
    b uranus 21 Libra 59ruler of b 4th house

    Progressed c8 saturn, shown above, started at 23 Capricorn 15R at conception, turned stationary direct at 7 Capricorn 39 when he was 44 years old, and ended up conjunction his sun when he died.

    Angle/mercury and Angle/saturn. Rockwell has an Angle/mercury with c8 mercury at 29 Capricorn 50 and C Asc at 1 Taurus 27. He does not have an Angle/saturn in this or in his 7th chart with B MC at 19 Leo 52, b7 saturn at 17 Aquarius 05, and b7 moon at 20 Aquarius 35.

    Rockwell has both Angle/mercury and Angle/saturn—in fact, his full significator is on an Angle in his 2nd chart along with excellent progressions for his last two marriages (didn’t have a date other than the year for the first one), and for his death. In that chart (as perhaps in all of them) the same significator that shows his late life disease is an earlier significator for something else. The full significator was C MC/sun/mercury/venus/jupiter/saturn/neptune. That is, it included his all-charts golden benefic of sun/venus/jupiter in Aries. As I read it, the mercury/venus/saturn are “on” C MC, but not his jupiter, which is too far away even with the light to be considered on an Angle.. The values for this set were:

    Set (18b) b2 saturn7 Capricorn 35ruler of b 3rd house
    C MC9 Capricorn 37
    b2 mercury 9 Aries 01ruler of b 8th house
    c venus 9 Aries 09ruler of C Asc, c 2nd house, and co-ruler (30 of 47°) c 6th house
    c sun 11 Aries 13ruler of c 5th house
    c jupiter 13 Aries 49ruler of c 9th
    b2 neptune10 Cancer 16ruler of b 5th, co-ruler (21 of 31°) b 4th house

    In the set above, I suspect the Angle/mercury/saturn is connected to “line drawing” with venus/saturn concerned with harmony (venus) of form (saturn). Angle/venus/neptune/3rd occurs in the charts of fine artists, showing an interest in the aesthetic aspect of art. Influence to the 2nd house, of course, means income, with influence to the 8th blessing its accumulation through high estimation and good will of others (8th), but what does influence to the other houses mean? Maybe they mean a susceptibility to a brain disease (mercury/saturn) late in life (saturn).

    We know that Rockwell started making money off his art early in life, in his teens. A significator set on an Angle would encourage that early blooming.

    I did not use Set (18b) as Rockwell’s significator set because I am still uncomfortable using the 2nd chart as the location of a significator. I have no problem seeing that it could be a COG chart—for instance, for individuals with a strong focus on personal, material wealth (for whatever reason), or perhaps on personal values (Rockwell’s life-long idealization of family values?). I just do not have enough information about Rockwell’s life to confirm and test that it is his COG chart. For his two marriages, along with the requisite venus/jupiter sets, rulers of 7th houses were forefront at the time (showing that area of life in play at the time). I don’t think those powerful sets had anything to do with financial windfalls

    Tables below are used to summarize findings.

    Table I shows incidence of Angle/mercury and Angle/saturn in significator and/or 7th charts for all subjects included in this study. Mercury and saturn can be harmonic or sidereal.

    Harmonic and SiderealHarmonic and Sidereal
    NameSignature ChartAngle/MercuryAngle/SaturnIn 7th Chart?
    Bronson10thXXBoth, All-charts
    Frankovich7thXXBoth, Harmonic
    Graves7thXXBoth, All-charts
    Juliana6th XXBoth, Harmonic
    Lord7thX00 (has Angle/mars/neptune, Harmonic)
    Patterson4thXXAngle/saturn, All-charts
    Robinson12thXXBoth, Harmonic
    Ellis7thXXBoth, All-charts
    Rockwell7thXXAngle/saturn, Harmonic

    Below we see the same table after removing the individuals who did not have Alzheimer’s disease. We are only interested in incidence of Angle/mercury and Angle/saturn—in the signature or 7th chart--for those with Alzheimer’s.

    Harmonic and SiderealHarmonic and Sidereal
    NameSignature ChartAngle/MercuryAngle/SaturnIn 7th Chart
    Bronson10thXXBoth, All-charts
    Frankovich7thXXBoth, Harmonic
    Graves7thXXBoth, All-charts
    Lord7thX00 (has Angle/mars/neptune, Harmonic)
    Rockwell7th00Angle/saturn, harmonic
    TOTAL, PART I65*
    TOTAL, PART II 16143
    GRAND TOTAL22193

    * Secondary significators were not looked for in 7th chart in Part I.

    Six of the seven individuals in the Part II study had Angle/mercury and Angle/saturn in either their significator chart or their 7th.

    The grand total above is for 23 individuals with Alzheimer’s disease from Parts I and II.

    The breakdown of occurrence of the signature in the Alzheimer charts in this study, Part II, is as follows:

    Here are those figures for Part I (minus Kerr, who had an anti-Alzheimer set and had Parkinson’s disease):

    And here is the total for Part I plus Part II:

    The above distribution continues to support that the 7th chart is the “typical” chart for the Alzheimer’s signature to occur in.

    For me the most interesting part of this study has been the continuing discovery of the importance of secondary parts of significators.

    If we call the main part of the significator the “raw material of some form of manifestation,” then the secondary part accentuates, alters, denies, or otherwise molds that raw material.

    While it is too early for any conclusions with regard to secondary parts of significators in brain diseases, we have some tentative conclusions. Study results suggest that mercury (mind) with mars (lesser malefic) and/or saturn (greater malefic) with influences to certain houses is the “raw material” for brain pathology. Planets on Angles (with various house emphases, such as the emphasis above of Angle/saturn/3rd seen with dementia pugilistica) shape the specific form it takes.

    Not only that, but significators themselves appear to function on several levels, some of which are enhanced or denied by time itself. So, for instance, mercury/saturn (without regard to house influence for now, but especially with influence to a 3rd house of ordinary mind) in charts often also symbolizes the ability for minute, detailed, highly focused work. I have not yet finished the work, but it looks like mercury/saturn is important in the charts of mediums. And its occurrence spelling out the disease of Alzheimer’s is a later life manifestation when supported by other parts to the significator .

    Significators working in this manner make a lot of room for the occurrence of various forms of any manifestation.

    Of course, doing this kind of research there are two fundamental problems which affect results.. We are seldom absolutely certain the diagnosis is correct. And we are seldom absolutely certain the date, time (in particular), and place of birth is correct.

    (1) A planet must co-rule at least one-third of a house to be considered a viable co-ruler.

    Data Acknowledgments
    Data is given in the order individuals appeared in the tables.

    George Balanchine (Georgi Melitonovich Balanchivadze) (A)
    Birth:11/22/1904, 12:58 p.m. LST., St. Petersburg, Russian. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. Lynne Palmer quotes him, given as N.S.
    Conception:4/12/1903, 4:16:06 a.m. LMT, St. Petersburg, Russia.

    Charles Bronson (Charles Buchinski) (AA)
    Birth: 11/03/1921, 11:00 a.m. EST, Croyle, PA. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. Contemporary American Horoscopes.
    Conception:1/21/1921, 1:17:31 a.m. EST, Croyle, PA.

    Alfred Deakin (C)
    Birth: 8/03/1856, 8:40 a.m. LMT, Melbourne, Australia. From Astro-Data III by Lois Rodden. From MA 9/1910.
    Conception:10/25/1855, 2:25:35 a.m. LMT, Melbourne, Australia.

    Mitchell John Frankovich (AA)
    Birth: 9/29/1909, 10:00 a.m. MST, Bisbee, AZ. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate, a copy of which is in PT’s files.
    Conception:12/17/1908, 9:37:28 p.m. MST, Bisbee, AZ.

    Robert Graves (B)
    Birth: 7/24/1895, 4:26 a.m. GMT, Wimbledon, England. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. David Fisher quotes Martin Seymour-Smith, an astrologer and personal friend of Graves in his biography Robert Graves, His Life and Work and Good-Bye to All That: An Autobiography, Anchor Books, 1988.
    Conception:10/14/1894, 8:13:15 a.m. GMT, Wimbledon, England.

    Juliana of the Netherlands (Juliana Louise Emma Maria) (AA)
    Birth: 4/30/1909, 6:50 a.m. MET, The Hague, Netherlands. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. Steinbrecher collection. De Marre quotes birth record.
    Conception:7/22/1908, 12:52:39 p.m. MET, The Hague, Netherlands.

    Beatrice Lillie (Constance Sylvia Munston) (A)
    Birth: 5/19/1899, 9:00 a.m. EST, Toronto, Ontario. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. Wynn quotes her 10/1937.
    Conception:8/10/1898, 7:40:39 p.m. EST, Toronto, Ontario.

    Jack Lord (John Joseph Ryan) (A)
    Birth: 12/30/1920, 11:42 p.m. EST, New York, NY. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. Frank C. Clifford quotes a colleague working in Hawaii who interviewed Lord, given as "18 minutes before midnight." 1930. However, in April 2003, Frank Clifford writes "The astrologer who got the data said it was 1930, but Lord himself claimed to be a war hero in 1944! The time came from him in person but I guess he was playing around with the year. 1920 seems more appropriate." In 2004, Jim Gorham, a correspondent with Astrodatabank writes, "The year of birth you show for Jack Lord (1930) means he was 12 years old when he married his first wife Ann Willard! According to the Internet Movie Data Base he was married to her from 1942 to 1947. Their year for his birth is 1920, which would make him 22. This sounds more correct? This is a 10 year discrepancy and I thought you might research it further. Thanks, Jim" All obituary notices give his birth year as 1920; he died in 1998 at age 77. Accordingly, PT changed the year to 1920.
    Conception:3/19/1920, 10:05:55 p.m. EST, New York, NY.

    Burgess Meredith (George Burgess) (AA)
    Birth: 11/16/1907, 2:00 a.m. CST, Cleveland, OH. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. Gauquelin Book of American Charts.
    Conception:2/02/1907, 1:01:42 p.m. CST, Cleveland, OH.

    Floyd Patterson (AA)
    Birth: 1/04/1935, 2:30 p.m. EST, Waco, NC. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. Steinbrecher collection. Gauquelin Book of American Charts.
    Conception:3/24/1934, 3:39:15 p.m. EST, Waco, NC.

    Sugar Ray Robinson (Walker Smith, Jr.) (C)
    Birth: 5/03/1921, 9:00 p.m. EST., Detroit, MI. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. Whoever filled out the certificate -- and it could have been Sugar's father, Walker Smith, Sr. -- was only barely literate, since colored was misspelled "colerd." He was named Walker Smith. His mother's name appears to be Lelar, though in his book Sugar refers to her as Leila; her maiden name was Hurst. According to the certificate, Walker, Sr., is twenty-eight and a farmer and Lelar is twenty-three and a domestic. Gene Schoor, who wrote a biography of Sugar Ray Robinson in 1951, notes that Mrs. Smith was born August 25, 1900, which would have made her twenty-one at the time of Sugar's birth, and was one of sixteen children. Walker, Jr., was the couple's third child. And "Junior" would be the name Sugar would answer to as a boy."
    Conception:7/26/1920, 4:14:02 a.m. EST, Detroit, MI.

    Jimmy Ellis (AA)
    Birth: 2/24/1940, 9:58 p.m. CST, Louisville, KY. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. Steinbrecher collection; Gauquelin Book of American Charts.
    Conception:5/16/1939, 10:42:36 p.m. CST, Louisville, KY.

    Norman Rockwell (B)
    Birth: 2/03/1894, 2:00 a.m. EST, New York, NY. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. PT quotes biography by Laura Claridge, Norman Rockwell: A Life, Modern Library, 2003, p. 32.
    Conception:4/24/1893, 6:05:50 a.m. EST, New York, NY.

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