25 January

indexThe future is uncertain… but this uncertainty is at the very heart of human creativity.

Ilya Prigogine, (25 January 1917 – 28 May 2003), Sun in Aquarius, Moon in Pisces, Belgian physical chemist and Nobel Laureate noted for his work on dissipative structures, complex systems, and irreversibility.


Other celebrities born today:

Robert Boyle (11.2.4) Sun in Aquarius, Moon in Taurus, Ascendant in Cancer (25 January 1627 – 31 December 1691) natural philosopher, chemist, physicist, and inventor, also noted for his writings in theology. Although his research clearly has its roots in the alchemical tradition, Boyle is largely regarded today as the first modern chemist, and therefore one of the founders of modern chemistry.

Virginia Woolf: (11.1) born on 25 January 1882 in London, with Sun in Aquarius and Moon in Aries, died in 1941. Her most famous novels include Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and Jacob’s Room. Virginia Woolf’s concern with feminist thematics are dominant in A Room Of One’s Own (1929), which deals with the obstacles and prejudices that have hindered women writers, and explores in the last chapter the possibility of an androgynous mind. Orlando (1928), a fantasy novel, traced the career of the androgynous protagonist from a masculine identity within the Elizabethan court to a feminine identity in 1928. She was often subject to nervous breakdowns, bout of madness and non-ordinary states of mind that eventually lead to her suicide. In her suicide note she wrote: “I feel certain that I am going mad again: I feel we can’t go through another of those terrible times. And I shan’t recover this time. I begin to hear voices, and can’t concentrate. So I am doing what seems the best thing to do. You have given me the greatest possible happiness… I can’t fight it any longer, I know that I am spoiling your life, that without me you could work”

Robert Burns, (11.9.10) Sun in Aquarius, Moon in Sagittarius, Ascendant Capricorn, Scottish poet (25 January 1759-d. 1796)

W. Somerset Maugham, (11.2.12) Sun in Aquarius, Moon in Taurus, Ascendant Pisces, English writer (25 January 1874-d. 1965) The Magician (1908)

Roy Black, (11.6.6) German pop singer (25 January 1943-d. 1991) Schlager singer and actor, starring starred in the 1989 TV series Ein Schloß am Wörthersee. Sun in Aquarius, Moon in Virgo, Ascendant Virgo (11.6.6), Uranus and Saturn Flower, Neptune Vessel.

Alicia Keys, (11.7) American singer 25 January 1981 R&B and soul singer, songwriter, pianist, and record producer. Sun in Aquarius, Moon in Libra, Saturn Power.

John Cooper Clarke, (11.9) Sun Aquarius, Moon Sagittarius, English punk-poet 25 January 1949, born in Salford, Lancashire.


Gospel of Thomas: (17) Jesus said, “I shall give you what no eye has seen and what no ear has heard and what no hand has touched and what has never occurred to the human mind.”

ACIM: 25. I do not know what anything is for.

Concise Epitome: 3.9 This brought such joy for the Handorians and since this event, located in a time which never was, unceasing ceremonies and exaltations followed. (Una gaiezza incommensurabile propalò nel sistema di Handor e da quell’evento, sito in un tempo che in vero non è mai stato, susseguirono esaltazioni e cerimonie incessanti.)


24-25 January 2015, Merizzo (Massa, Italy), Astroshamanism: Basic Workshop and Aquarius Intensive, with Franco Santoro