19 January

9780385110259Androgyny is not trying to manage the relationship between the opposites; it is simply flowing between them.

June Singer, born 19 January 1920, Sun and Moon in Capricorn, Jungian analyst, died 19 January 2004, author of Androgyny: Toward a New Theory of Sexuality (1976), Modern Woman in Search of Soul: A Jungian Guide to the Visible and Invisible Worlds (1998), The Gnostic Book of Hours (2003).


Other celebrities born today

Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got.

Janis Joplin: born in Texas on 19 January 1943 with Sun in Capricorn, Moon in Cancer and Ascendant in Aquarius, 10.4.11) she is regarded as the greatest white female rock vocalist of the 1960s. Cheap Thrills, her first hit album was released in 1968 with the band Big Brother & the Holding Company, and topped the charts for eight weeks. Joplin’s life was full of excesses with drugs and alcohol. She died of an overdose at the age of 27 in 1970. Although her career was short, it left an outstanding Aquarian mark on the music scene, introducing unprecedented themes. Joplin’s most distinctive features were her powerful, rasping and over-tone rich voice, her exuberant and rebellious way of dressing (she was probably the first female performer wearing pants and appearing without any makeup), a public outrageous attitude combined with sense of humour and deep emotional expression.

Eugénio de Andrade, born 19 January 1923, Sun in Capricorn, Moon in Aquarius, Portuguese poet.

It’s urgent-love.
It’s urgent- a boat upon the sea.
It’s urgent to destroy certain words,
hate, solitude, and cruelty,
some mornings,
many swords.
It’s urgent to invent a joyfulness,
multiply kisses and cornfields,
discover roses and rivers
and glistening mornings- it’s urgent.
Silence and an impure light fall upon our shoulders till they ache.
It’s urgent- love, it’s urgent
to endure.

Edgar Allan Poe, (10.12.8) American writer and poet (19 January 1809-d. 1849)

Paul Cézanne, (10.12.8) French painter (19 January 1839-d. 1906)

Joseph Bonomi the Elder, Italian architect (19 January 1739-d. 1808), The Blickling pyramid

Auguste Comte, (10.11.2) French philosopher (19 January 1798-d. 1857), a founder of the discipline of sociology and of the doctrine of positivism.

Lysander Spooner, American philosopher (19 January 1808-d. 1887)  individualist anarchist, political philosopher,Deist, abolitionist,

Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Swiss painter and sculptor (19 January 1889-d. 1943)

Patricia Highsmith, (10.3) American author (19 January 1921-d. 1995)

Giovanna Marini, Italian singer-songwriter 19 January 1937

Tippi Hedren, American actress 19 January 1930

Robert Palmer, English singer and guitarist (19 January 1949-d. 2003)

James Watt, Scottish inventor (19 January 1736-d. 1819)

Dragotin Kette, Slovenian poet (19 January 1876-d. 1899)

Boris Savinkov, Russian writer (19 January 1879-d. 1925)

Rex Ingamells, Australian poet (19 January 1913-d. 1955)

John Raitt, American singer and actor (19 January 1917-d. 2005)

Jean-François Revel, French author (19 January 1924-d. 2006)

Nina Bawden, English author 19 January 1925

Richard Lester, British director 19 January 1932, Superman

Russ Hamilton, British singer (d. 2008) 19 January 1932

Johnny O’Keefe, Australian singer (19 January 1935-d. 1978)

Paolo Borsellino, Italian magistrate (19 January 1940-d. 1992)

Colin Gunton, British theologian (19 January 1941-d. 2003)

Michael Crawford, British singer and actor 19 January 1942

Laurie London, English singer 19 January 1944

Julian Barnes, English author 19 January 1946

Dolly Parton, American singer and actress 19 January 1946

Cindy Sherman, American photographer 19 January 1954

Katharina Thalbach, German actress and film director 19 January 1954

Carman Licciardello, American singer 19 January 1956

Caron Wheeler, British singer (Soul II Soul) 19 January 1963

Lena Philipsson, Swedish singer 19 January 1966

Casey Sherman, American author 19 January 1969

Angham, Egyptian singer, record producer and actress 19 January 1972

Nicole, Chilean singer 19 January 1977

Cocco, Japanese singer 19 January 1977


Gospel of Thomas: (11) Jesus said, “This heaven will pass away, and the one above it will pass away. The dead are not alive, and the living will not die. In the days when you consumed what is dead, you made it what is alive. When you come to dwell in the light, what will you do? On the day when you were one you became two. But when you become two, what will you do?”

ACIM: I am not alone in experiencing the effects of my thoughts.

Concise Epitome: 3.3 Well, that is an elongated chronicle and, although it is an inconceivable and, alas, forlorn enterprise, we will endeavour to explain it in human terms. (Ebbene, si tratta di una storia molto estesa e, benché l’impresa sia pretenziosa, con copiosa titubanza azzarderemo ugualmente a dispiegarla.)