18 December

images“The love we do not show here on Earth is the only thing that hurts us in the after-life.”

Steven Spielberg: born on 18 December 1946 with Sun in Sagittarius, Moon in Scorpio and Ascendant in Cancer, he is the most financially successful and influential motion picture director of all time, also acclaimed by many magazines as number one in the list of the greatest film directors. Spielberg made his first movie at the age of 12. His first cult movie was Duel, which is about a mysterious non-ordinary truck terrorizing a driver. Success came with Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, The Color Purple, Jurassic Park and in recent years also with Schindler’s List, and the Sagittarius trilogy on men on the run (A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, Minority Report, Catch Me If You Can), followed by The Terminal, the story of a traveller forced to live in a terminal at JFK International Airport. Yet, the most popular of his movies are those related with Indiana Jones, who personifies the triumph of Sagittarius. Played by Harrison Ford, the character is a respectable university professor of anthoropology, capable of speaking 27 languages, aversed to snakes, and major risk taker, adventurer and globe trotter.

 

Other celebrities born today:

Bill Nelson (9.4) (born 18 December 1948, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England)  English guitarist, songwriter, painter, musician. Interested in Gnosticism in the mid-1980s and his album Chance Encounters in the Garden of Lights includes songs with titles evocative of Gnostic concepts. The dedication of the album reads “I offer this work to my fellow initiates as a testament to the Gnosis and a confirmation of The World Within.”

JJ Thomson: HA  (9.6) (18 December 1856 – 30 August 1940), British physicist,  discovery of the electron and of isotopes, and the invention of the mass spectrometer. Nobel Prize in 1906 for the discovery of the electron and for his work on the conduction of electricity in gases.discoverer of the electron
Betty Grable, (9.7.9) American actress (18 December 1916-d. 1973)
Joseph Stalin, (9.7.10) leader of the Soviet Union (18 December 1878-d. 1953)
Paul Klee, (9.12.11) Sun Sagittarius, Moon Pisces, Ascendant Aquarius, Swiss-born painter (18 December 1879-d. 1940)
George Stevens, (9.2) American film director (18 December 1904-d. 1975)
Christina Aguilera, (9.2.11) American singer 18 December 1980
Pauline Ester, (9.10.5) French singer 18 December 1963
Brad Pitt, (9.10.9) American actor 18 December 1963
Robson Green, (9.3.7) English actor and singer 18 December 1964
Jules Dassin, (9.9) American film director (18 December 1911-d. 2008)
Alejandro Sanz, (9.9) Spanish singer 18 December 1968
Trevor Chowning, American painter 18 December 1972
Lindsay Armaou, Irish singer 18 December 1977
Charles Wesley, English Methodist hymnist (18 December 1707-d. 1788)
Joel Hirschhorn, American songwriter and composer (18 December 1938-d. 2005)
Alan Rudolph, American film director and screenwriter 18 December 1943
Gillian Armstrong, Australian film director 18 December 1950