I saw Eternity the other night
Like a great ring of pure and endless light.
All calm, as it was bright;
And round beneath it,
Time in hours, days, years,
Driv’n by the spheres
Like a vast shadow mov’d; in which the world
And all her train were hurl’d.
Henry Vaughan, born on 17 April 1621, Sun in Aries and Moon in Pisces, Welsh physician and metaphysical poet.
To live is to travel through the world
crossing bridges of smoke;
when one reaches the other side
who cares whether the bridges collapse
To arrive at some place
one needs to find a landscape
It’s of no importance if disembarking from the carriage
one discovers that this was simply a mirage.
Juan Rodolfo Wilcock, born on 17 April 1919, Sun in Aries and Moon in Scorpio, Argentine poet and writer.
Other celebrites born today:
Thomas Vaughan (1.12) Welsh philosopher (Wales, April 17, 1621 − 27 February 1666), Anthroposophia Theomagica. A Royalist clergyman from Brecon, Wales, Thomas was the twin brother of the poet Henry Vaughan, both being born at Newton, in the parish of St. Briget’s, in 1621. Vaughan entered Jesus College, Oxford, in 1638, and remained there for a decade during the English Civil War. He became rector of the parish of Llansanffraid (St. Briget) Wales and took up medical studies, motivated by the lack of doctors in Wales. In 1650, he was evicted from the parish because of his Royalist sympathies. He married his wife Rebecca in 1651 and spent the next period of his life in London. His wife died in 1658.
Karen Blixen (1.2.6) Uranus Libra conj. Asc. , Moon con. Neptune, Saturn cong. MC, Danish author (Rungsted, Denmark, April 17, 1885 – 7 September 1962)
George Adamski HA (1.5.10) Sun Aries, Moon Leo, Ascendant Capricorn, Polish-American author and ufologist (Poland, April 17, 1891 – April 23, 1965) Cosmic Philosophy , Flying Saucers Farewell, Flying Saucers Have Landed, Pioneers of Space: a Trip to the Moon, Mars and Venus.
Joseph Harold Rush (1.9.9) physicist, parapsychologist and author (Texas, April 17, 1911 – September 12, 2006)
Nick Hornby (1.9) English author (England, April 17, 1957)
1586 – John Ford, English dramatist
1598 – Giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (d. 1671)
1683 – Johann David Heinichen, German Baroque composer and music theorist (d. 1729)
1766 – Collin McKinney, one of five individuals who drafted the Texas Declaration of Independence and its oldest signatory (d. 1861)
1820 – Alexander Joy Cartwright, Inventor of the Modern Game of Baseball (d. 1892)
1833 – Jean-Baptiste Accolay, Belgian composer (d. 1900)
1866 – Ernest Starling, British physiologist (d. 1927)
1897 – Thornton Wilder, American dramatist (d. 1975)
1912 – Marta Eggerth, Hungarian-born actress and singer, naturalized citizen of the United States
1903 – Nicolas Nabokov, Russian-born composer, writer, and cultural figure (d. 1978)
1923 – Lindsay Anderson, English film director (d. 1994)
1928 – Cynthia Ozick, American writer
1939 – Robert Miller, American art dealer (d. 2011)
1940 – Billy Fury, British singer (d. 1983)
1947 – Linda Martin, Irish singer
1948 – Jan Hammer, Czech composer
1950 – L. Scott Caldwell, American actress
1954 – Michael Sembello, American musician
1954 – Lester Square, Canadian musician (The Monochrome Set)
1955 – Pete Shelley, British musician (Buzzcocks)
1957 – Susan Roman, Canadian voice actress
1959 – Sean Bean, English actor
1963 – Joel Murray, American actor
1964 – Maynard James Keenan, American singer (Tool and A Perfect Circle)
1967 – Timothy Gibbs, American actor
1967 – Liz Phair, American musician/songwriter
1974 – Victoria Beckham, English singer (Spice Girls)
1974 – Mikael Åkerfeldt, Swedish guitarist and singer (Opeth)
1975 – Gabriel Soto, Mexican actor
1976 – Monet Mazur, American actress and musician
1976 – Alex Nesic, American actor
1976 – Aňa Geislerová, Czech actress
1977 – Phil Jamieson, Australian singer (Grinspoon)
1977 – Frederik Magle, Danish composer, organist and pianist
ACIM: 107. Truth will correct all errors in my mind.
Gospel of Thomas: (99) The disciples said to him, “Your brothers and your mother are standing outside.”
He said to them, “Those here who do the will of my father are my brothers and my mother. It is they who will enter the kingdom of my father.”
Concise Epitome: 10.7 Onde il Sacro Cono empire, il buio abbisogna.