24 July

indexOnce I found out the secret of the universe. I have forgotten what it was, but I know that the Creator does not take Creation seriously, for I remember that He sat in Space with all His work in front of Him and laughed.

Edward Plunkett, born 24 July 1878, Irish writer, Sun in Leo, Moon in Taurus.



Other personalities born today:

Robert Graves, born 24 July 1895, English author, Sun, Moon and Ascendant in Leo.

Children born of fairy stock
Never need for shirt or frock,
Never want for food or fire,
Always get their heart’s desire

New beginnings and new shoots
Spring again from hidden roots
Pull or stab or cut or burn,
Love must ever yet return.

When the immense drugged universe explodes
In a cascade of unendurable colour
And leaves us gasping naked,
This is no more than the ecstasy of chaos:
Hold fast, with both hands, to that royal love
Which alone, as we know certainly, restores
Fragmentation into true being.


Rüdiger Dahlke, born 24 July 1951, Sun in Leo, Moon in Aries