1 January

Celebrities born today:

E. M. Forster, (10.1) Sun Capricorn, Moon Aries, English novelist (1 January 1879-d. 1970), author of A Room with a View (1908) and A Passage to India (1924). “Connect — connect without bitterness until all men are brothers.”

Pope Alexander VI (Alejandro VI), (10.5.10) Sun and Ascendant in Capricorn, Moon in Leo, Saturn Power and Instrument, Neptune Vessel, born Roderic Llançol i Borja (Spanish: Rodrigo Lanzol; 1 January 1431 – August 1503), Gnostic Saints of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica, was Pope from 1492 until his death on 18 August 1503. He is one of the most controversial of the Renaissance popes, and his surname – Borgia – became a byword for the shadow expressions of the Papacy of that era, most notoriously the orgiastic Banquet of Chestnuts in 1501. The papacy of Alexander VI was dramatized in the 1981 BBC series The Borgias, starring the veteran Italian actor Adolfo Celi as Pope Alexander. Showtime presented The Borgias in 2011 with Jeremy Irons as Pope Alexander VI.

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, born 1 January 1925, Islamic scholar and peace activist (10.1)  In this world, unity is achievable only by learning to unite in spite of differences, rather than insisting on unity without differences. For their total eradication is an impossibility. The secret of attaining peace in life is tolerance of disturbance of the peace.

Sir James George Frazer, (10.11) Scottish anthropologist (1 January 1854-d. 1941)
J. D. Salinger, (10.10) American novelist (1 January 1919-d. 2010), author of The Catcher in the Rye. He led a very private life for more than a half-century.

Lorenzo de’ Medici (10.1.2) (1 January 1449-d. 1492)
Huldrych Zwingli, (10.11) Swiss religious figure (1 January 1484-d. 1531)

Osvaldo Cavandoli, (10..2) Italian cartoonist (1 January 1920-d. 2007) “La Linea”
Virgilio Savona, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra) (1 January 1920-d. 2009)

Provisional Order: Solemnity of the New Year: Day of the Sacred Cone’s Key. The first three minutes of 1 January are devoted to pave the way for the Intention in the New Year, by consciously focusing on all the features of the First Stage of the Basic Ritual of the Sacred Cone, including their multidimensional modalities (1A and 1B), and their third-dimensional expressions (1C1, 1C2, 1C3). The Sacred Cone’s Key is placed within the altar, and a fertilisation of the System One Trinity takes place.

Parallel Solemnities: Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Roman Catholic Church); Circumcision of Jesus (Eastern Orthodox Church);