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The Astrologer's Newsletter - Nov/Dec 2007


The Astrological Association has changed its address and telephone number. Please see the Council News page for details.



Luciano Pavarotti:

Born: Modena on 12th October 1935 at 1.40 a.m. MET 44N39 10E55. Data from birth certificate.

Died: 6th Sept 2007 at 5 a.m. (MEDT 44N39 10E55) in his house in Modena, from cancer.

Anita Roddick:

Born: 23 October 1942, no birth time given, Littlehampton, Sussex.

Died: 10 September 2007, 18:30BST, Chichester, Sussex.

Marcel Marceau

Born: 22nd March 1923; 08.00am UT; Strasbourg, France (48N35 007E42). Data from birth certificate.

Died: 22nd September 2007, Paris.

Singer Charlotte Church gave birth to Ruby Megan Henson, 20 September 2007; 22:35 BST; Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales.

The Northern Rock Building Society was formed on 1 July 1965 as a result of the merger of Northern Counties Permanent Building Society (established in 1850) and Rock Building Society (established in 1865). (source ) A significant development in the recent history of Northern Rock was its conversion on 1 October 1997 from a building society to a public limited company, listed on the London Stock Exchange and authorised under the Banking Act 1987. (source)



Getting to Know You: An Illustrated Guide to Astrology and How to Read a Birth-chart

by Maureen Ravenhall

Published by Edward Gaskell

ISBN 10:1-898546-96-7 and 13:978-1-898546-96-2

This beautiful book has been written as a simple but comprehensive guide for over nine year olds to help them understand themselves (and others) through astrology. What makes this book so special is not just the thought and detail the author has put in, but the design and layout which enables children to cut and co-ordinate the pages to learn what different planets in different signs and houses mean. It gives good examples, easy to read instructions and the language is simple yet elegant.

The book is beautifully illustrated (by the author who is also an artist) and offers an inspiring and formative introduction of astrology to children. It is delightful to see such a lovely children's astrology book such as this made available.

Review by Wendy Stacey