2 April

index“Does all the beauty of the world stop when you die?”
“No,” said the Old Oak; “it will last much longer – longer than I can even think of.”
“Well, then,” said the little May-fly, “we have the same time to live; only we reckon differently.”

Hans Christian Andersen:  born on 2 April 1805 in Odense (Denmark), with Sun in Aries, Moon in Pisces and Ascendant in Sagittarius, he is one of the most popular author of fairy tales, among which are The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Snow Queen, The Red Shoes, and The Little Mermaid. A sense of non-HAC alienation is typical of most of his works.


Giacomo Casanova  (1.9.8) Sun Aries, Moon Sagittarius, Ascendant Scorpio, Italian adventurer, writer, secret agent (Venice, Italy,  April 2,  1725 – 4 June 1798)  known mainly for his libertine non-HAC enterprises and ardent loves. At age 30, he was accused of witchcraft and sentenced to five years imprisonment in a Venetian notorious prison from which he managed to escape. Casanova’s main work is his autobiography. He also wrote a multi-dimensional work (L’Icosameron), where brothers and sisters spend 81 years inside the Earth, meet strange creatures called Mégamigres, and mate in the new Eden.


George MacDonald Fraser, OBE (2 April 1925 – 2 January 2008)[1] was an English-born author of Scottish[2] descent, who wrote both historical novels and non-fiction books, as well as several screenplays. He is best known for his Flashman series of historical novels, purportedly written by Harry Flashman, a fictional coward and bully originally created by Thomas Hughes in Tom Brown’s School Days. The novels are presented as packets of memoirs written by the nonagenarian Flashman, who looks back on his days as a hero of the British Army during the 19th century. The series begins with Flashman, and is notable for the accuracy of the historical settings and praise from critics. P.G. Wodehouse said of Flashman, “If ever there was a time when I felt that ‘watcher-of-the-skies-when-a-new-planet’ stuff, it was when I read the first Flashman.” The series also mentions Richard Burton repeatedly (with the narrator, Flashman, usually referring to him as “that rogue Dick Burton”).


Anne Waldman, born 2 April 1945, Sun in Aries and Moon in Sagittarius, American poet

I’ve multiplied, I’m 2.
He was part of me
he came out of me,
he took a part of me
He took me apart.
I’m 2, he’s my art,
no, he’s separate.
He art one. I’m not
done & I’m still one.
I sing of my son. I’ve
multiplied. My heart’s
in 2, half to him & half
to you,
who are also a part
of him, & you & he
& I make trio of
kind congruity.


Charlemagne(1.10.5) Sun Aries, Moon Capricorn, Ascendant Leo, King of the Franks from 768 and Emperor of the Romans (Herstal, Belguim, april 2,  742 – Aquisgrana, 28 gennaio 814)

Émile Zola (1.1.9) French novelist and critic (Paris, April 2, 1840 – 29 September 1902)

Serge Gainsbourg (1.6.12) French singer (Paris,  April  2,1928 – 2 March 1991)

Silvia Salemi (1.11) Italian singer (Palazzolo Acreide,  aprile 2, 1978), 2007 – Il mutevole abitante del mio solito involucro

Saint Mary Magdalene of Pazzi (or Maria Magdalena de Pazzi; April 2, 1566 – May 25, 1607) is an Italian Carmelite mystic and saint of the Roman Catholic Church.

« O Amore dammi tanta voce che chiamando te Amore, io sia sentita dall’Oriente insino al Occidente,
e da tutte le parte del mondo, etiam nell’Inferno, accioché da tutti tu sia conosciuto e amato, amore; […] Amore, amore tu solo penetri e trapassi… se’ cielo e terra, Fuoco et Aria, Sangue e Acqua. »

1527 – Abraham Ortelius, Flemish cartographer and geographer (d. 1598)

1618 – Francesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (d. 1663)

1647 – Maria Sibylla Merian, German botanist (d. 1717)

1719 – Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim, German poet (d. 1803)

1781 – Bhagwan Swaminarayan, religious leader (d. 1830)

1788 – Francisco Balagtas, Filipino poet (d. 1862)

1798 – August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben, German poet (d. 1874)

1827 – William Holman Hunt, English painter (d. 1910)

1861 – Iván Persa, Hungarian Slovene writer and catholic priest (d. 1935)

1867 – Eugen Sandow, German bodybuilder and circus performer (d. 1925)

1875 – Walter Chrysler, American automobile pioneer (d. 1940)

1884 – Sir John Squire, British poet, writer, and historian (d. 1958)

1891 – Jack Buchanan, Scottish actor, singer, producer and director (d. 1957)

1891 – Max Ernst, German painter (d. 1976)

1900 – Roberto Arlt, Argentine writer (d. 1942)

1908 – Buddy Ebsen, American actor and dancer (d. 2003)

1910 – Francisco Cândido Xavier, Most popular Brazilian medium (d. 2002)

1912 – Herbert Mills, American singer (The Mills Brothers) (d. 1989)

1917 – Lou Monte, American singer (d. 1989)

1920 – Jack Webb, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1982)

1925 – George MacDonald Fraser, English author (d. 2008)

1927 – Kenneth Tynan, English critic and writer (d. 1980)

1933 – György Konrád, Hungarian Jewish author, sociologist, essayist

1939 – Marvin Gaye, American singer (d. 1984)

1943 – Caterina Bueno, Italian singer (d. 2007)

1945 – Anne Waldman, American poet

1946 – Kurt Winter, Canadian guitarist (The Guess Who) (d. 1997)

1947 – Emmylou Harris, American singer

1948 – Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer

1949 – David Robinson, American musician

1952 – Pat Drummond, Australian singer-songwriter

1952 – Thierry Le Luron, French humorist (d. 1986)

1952 – Leon Wilkeson, American rock bassist (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 2001)

1954 – Susumu Hirasawa, Japanese electropop musician

1957 – Giuliana De Sio, Italian actress

1959 – Yves Lavandier, French film director

1961 – Keren Woodward, English singer (Bananarama)

1966 – Garnett Silk, Jamaican singer (d. 1994)

1967 – Greg Camp, American musician (Smash Mouth)

1972 – Chico Slimani, Moroccan-British singer

1974 – Håkan Hellström, Swedish musician

1979 – Jesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5)


ACIM: 92. Miracles are seen in light, and light and strength are one.

Saints:  Saint Francis of Paola, hermit – Optional Memorial

Gospel of Thomas: (84) Jesus said: When you see your likeness, you rejoice; but when you see your images which came into being before you — they neither die nor are made manifest — how much will you bear?

Concise Epitome: 9.15 Abbandonati vi sentite e copiosi rancori verso Handor provate e indi, come forma di ritorsione, una collocazione separata a forgiare principiate.