25 March

indexBe who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.

Catherine of Siena, born on 25 March 1347, Sun in Aries, Moon in Virgo, Italian saint.


Other celebrities born today:

Elton John (1.2.9) English singer and songwriter (Pinner, Middlesex, England,   March 25, 1947) with Sun in Aries, Moon in Taurus and Ascendant in Sagittarius (1.2.9) is one of the most successful solo artists in popular music history with a performing career spanning over four decades. He started playing the piano at four and as a child he was able to play by ear any melody he heard.  Most of his songs have often a  binary form with verses repeated before the chorus starts, a slowly building crescendo, prominent piano accompaniment and a unique vocal style.

Ana Blandiana (1.4) Romanian poet (Timişoara,  March 25, 1942)

Aretha Franklin (1.4.8) American singer (Memphis, Tennessee, March 25, 1942)

Antonio Fogazzaro, (1.6), 1842, scrittore e poeta italiano († 1911)

Simone Signoret (1.7.10) French actress (Wiesbaden, Germany, March  25, 1921 – 30 September 1985)

Mina (1.7.5) Sun Aries, Moon Libra, Ascendant Leo, Italian singer (Busto Arsizio, March 25, 1940)

28c29d660494abe6b2703636aba36ec8Giovanni Odazzi,  born 25 March 1663, with Sun in Aries and Moon in Libra, Italian painter from Rome († 1731). Annunciation, his painting combines a deep sense of serenity with an overwhelming presence of Light. Mary was candidly praying when suddenly her humble room became the setting for a scene of major special effects. Besides the angel, who offers her lilies, there is God, the Holy Spirit as dove, and an entire crowd of excited putti and minor angels hardly contained by the Father. In all this Mary remains calm, undisturbed, focusing on the basket…

Arturo Toscanini (1.8.10)  Sun Aries, Moon Scorpio, Ascendant Capricorn,  Italian conductor, (Parma, Italy,  March 25, 1867 – January 16, 1957)
“After I die I shall return to earth as the doorkeeper of a bordello and I won’t let a one of you in.”
“God tells me how the music should sound, but you stand in the way.”

David Lean, (1.10) English film director (1908- 1991) Great Expectations (1946), Oliver Twist (1948), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), A Passage to India (1984).

Béla Bartók (1.11.3) Sun Aries, Moon Aquarius, Ascendant Gemini,  Hungarian composer (Banatian, Hungary, March 25, 1881 – September 26, 1945)
“Competitions are for horse, not artist.”
“I cannot conceive of music that expresses absolutely nothing”


ACIM: 84. Love created me like itself. Love holds no grievances.

Saints: Annunciation of the Lord – Solemnity

Gospel of Thomas: (76) Jesus said, “The kingdom of the father is like a merchant who had a consignment of merchandise and who discovered a pearl. That merchant was shrewd. He sold the merchandise and bought the pearl alone for himself. You too, seek his unfailing and enduring treasure where no moth comes near to devour and no worm destroys.”

Concise Epitome: 9.7 Of all the songs the Peak had ever sung this was really the most incomprehensible. (Tra tutte le canzoni e gli inni che nel corso dei tempi in Handor si erano uditi, questa pareva proprio la più bizzarra)