5 April

Not from without us, only from within,
Comes or can ever come upon us light
Whereby the soul keeps ever truth in sight.

Algernon Charles Swinburne: HA, (1.2.12) born in London on 5 April 1837, with Sun and Moon in Aries, and Ascendant in Pisces, he was a most controversial and non-HAC poet, dealing with outrageous and HAC threatening themes in his days, such as death, sadomasochism, lesbianism and all the excesses of life. His prolific, sensual and vital poetry is mainly set in medieval environment and features women of fatal beauty. He was a paladin of the Italian unification, for which he wrote poems such as A Song of Italy and Songs before Sunrise. He also wrote dramas devoted to Mary Queen of Scots and the long poem Tristram of Lyonesse.

If love were what the rose is,
And I were like the leaf,
Our lives would grow together
In sad or singing weather,
Blown fields or flowerful closes,
Green pasture or gray grief;
If love were what the rose is,
And I were like the leaf. 

Life is the lust of a lamp for the light that is dark till the dawn of the day that we die.


Marilyn Ferguson, born on April 5, 1938, Sun in Aries, Moon in Gemini, Ascendant in Sagittarius, American author, editor and public speaker, best known for her 1980 book The Aquarian Conspiracy and its affiliation with the New Age Movement in popular culture, founding member of the Association of Humanistic Psychology. (April 5, 1938 – October 19, 2008)

“Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom”

“No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or by emotional appeal.”

“The most disturbing and wasteful emotions in modern life, next to fright, are those which are associated with the idea of blame, directed against the self or against others”


Thomas Hobbes (1.4.12) Sun Aries, Moon Cancer, Ascendant Pisces, English philosopher (Wiltshire, England, April  5, 1588 – 4 December 1679) “The condition of man . . . is a condition of war of everyone against everyone”

Spencer Tracy (1.3.10) American actor ( Milwaukee, US, April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967)

Bette Davis (1.3.8) American actress (Lowell, Massachusetts, April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989)

Gregory Peck (1.2.3) American actor (La Jolla, California, April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003)

Peter Greenaway (1.9) Welsh film director (Newport, Wales,   April  5,1942)

Stan Ridgway (1.2) American musician (Wall of Voodoo) (Barstow, California , April 5, 1954)

Mike McCready (1.7) American musician (Pearl Jam) (Pensacola, Florida,  April 5, 1966)

Herbert von Karajan (1.3.8) Austrian conductor (1908-1989)

Roger Corman American film director, 1926

Hugo Claus (1.11) Belgian writer (1929- 2008)

1909 – Baba Bedi XVI, mistico indiano († 1993) X

1648 – Marcantonio Franceschini,  Italian painter († 1729)

1732 – Jean-Honoré Fragonard, (1.5) French painter († 1806) born 5 April 1732, 1.5

1523 – Blaise de Vigenère, French cryptographer (d. 1596)

1595 – John Wilson, English composer, lutenist and teacher (d. 1674)

1622 – Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician (d. 1703)

1727 – Pasquale Anfossi, Italian opera composer (d. 1797)

1752 – Sébastien Érard, French musical instruments maker (d. 1831)

1784 – Louis Spohr, German composer and violinist (d. 1859)

1840 – Ghazaros Aghayan, Armenian writer, educator, folklorist, historian, linguist and public figure (d. 1911)

1869 – Sergei Chaplygin, Russian physicist and engineer (d. 1942)

1869 – Albert Roussel, French composer (d. 1937)

1871 – Mirko Seljan, Croatian explorer (d. 1912)

1901 – Melvyn Douglas, American actor (d. 1981)

1908 – Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor (d. 1989)

1909 – Albert R. Broccoli, American film producer (d. 1996)

1912 – István Örkény, Hungarian author (d. 1979)

1917 – Robert Bloch, American author (d. 1994)

1928 – Tony Williams, American singer (The Platters) (d. 1992)

1929 – Ivar Giaever, Norwegian physicist, Nobel laureate

1929 – Nigel Hawthorne, English actor (d. 2001)

1932 – Billy Bland, American singer and songwriter

1933 – Barbara Holland, American writer (d. 2010)x

1933 – Frank Gorshin, American actor (d. 2005)

1939 – Ronald White, American singer and songwriter (d. 1995)

1939 – Crispian St. Peters, English singer (d. 2010)

1941 – Michael Moriarty, American actor

1941 – Dave Swarbrick, English folk musician

1943 – Max Gail, American actor

1948 – Dave Holland, British musician (Judas Priest)

1949 – John Berg, American actor (d. 2007)

1950 – Agnetha Fältskog, Swedish singer (ABBA)

1950 – Miki Manojlović, Serbian actor

1954 – Peter Case, American musician (The Nerves)

1956 – Anthony Horowitz, English Author x

1960 – Asteris Koutoulas, Greek/German event and music producer, filmmaker and author

1964 – Princess Erika, French singer

1964 – Christopher “Kid” Reid, American rapper (Kid ‘n Play)

1967 – Anu Garg, Indian/American author and speaker

1968 – Paula Cole, American musician

1970 – Miho Hatori, Japanese singer and songwriter (Cibo Matto)

1972 – Pat Green, American singer and songwriter

1973 – Pharrell, American music producer (The Neptunes)

1974 – Sahaj Ticotin, American musician/producer (Ra)


ACIM: 95. I am one Self, united with my Creator.

Saints: Saint Vincent Ferrer, priest – Optional Memorial

Gospel of Thomas: (87) Jesus said: Wretched is the body which depends upon a body, and wretched is the soul which depends on these two.

Concise Epitome: 9.18 At the Sphere of Darkness you realise that you cannot move any further (Una volta al Picco della Sfera di Buio approdati, che innanzi proprio non si può andare scoprite).