13 June

indexI am nothing.
I shall never be anything.
I cannot even wish to be anything.
Apart from this, I have within me all the dreams of the world.

Fernando Pessoa, born 13 June 1888, Portuguese writer and poet, Sun in Gemini, Moon in Leo, Ascendant in Scorpio.


Other personalities born today:

John Forbes Nash, born on 13 June 1928, American mathematician, Sun in Gemini, Moon in Aries, Ascendant in Cancer.

At the present time I seem to be thinking rationally again in the style that is characteristic of scientists. However this is not entirely a matter of joy as if someone returned from physical disability to good physical health. One aspect of this is that rationality of thought imposes a limit on a person’s concept of his relation to the cosmos.

Though I had success in my research both when I was mad and when I was not, eventually I felt that my work would be better respected if I thought and acted like a ‘normal’ person.”

I’ve always believed in numbers and the equations and logics that lead to reason. But after a lifetime of such pursuits, I ask, “What truly is logic? Who decides reason?”

My quest has taken me through the physical, the metaphysical, the delusional — and back.

And I have made the most important discovery of my career, the most important discovery of my life: It is only in the mysterious equations of love that any logic or reasons can be found.


William Butler Yeats, born 13 June 1865, Anglo-Irish poet and playwright, Sun in Gemini, Moon in Aquarius, Ascendant in Capricorn.

I will find out where she has gone,
And kiss her lips and take her hands;
And walk among long dappled grass,
And pluck till time and times are done
The silver apples of the moon,
The golden apples of the sun.

Come near, that no more blinded by man’s fate,
I find under the boughs of love and hate,
In all poor foolish things that live a day,
Eternal beauty wandering on her way.


James Clerk Maxwell, born on 13 June 1831, Scottish physicist, mathematician, Sun in Gemini, Moon in Leo.


Gerald Gardner, born on 13 June 1884, English occultist, Wiccan priest,  Sun in Gemini, Moon in Aquarius.