Jack Kerouac, born on 12 March 1922 with Sun in Pisces, Moon and Ascendant in Virgo, died 21 October 1969, he is the author of most controversial non-HAC novels, such as On the Road and Dharma Bums, and one of the leaders of the Beat Movement. When he was four, his older brother died, and from that moment Kerouac continued to feel his presence as a guardian angel. Kerouac wrote his best-selling book On the Road in less than three weeks and on a single roll of telegraph paper. His following book, The Dharma Bums, was inspired by Kerouac’s friendship with the poet Gary Snyder. This work abounds with Buddhist references and paved the way for Zen in the Western world. Nvertheless Kerouac basically remained a devoted Catholic: ”I am not ashamed to wear the crucifix of my Lord. It is because I am Beat, that is, I believe in beatitude and that God so loved the world that he gave his own begotten son to it. . . . So you people don’t believe in God. So you’re all big smart know-it-all Marxists and Freudians, hey? Why don’t you come back in a million years and tell me all about it, angels?”
The fact that everybody in the world dreams every night ties all mankind together.
The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”
Maybe that’s what life is… a wink of the eye and winking stars.
All of life is a foreign country.
Other celebrities born today:
Vaslav Fomich Nijinsky: (12.12.8) born on 12 March 1890, with Sun and Moon in Pisces, and Ascendant in Scorpio, he was one of the most talented dancers in history. He was known for his ability to perform apparently gravity-defying leaps and for the incisive sexual overtones of his performances. After a most succesful career, he had a breakdown with consensus reality in 1919 and spent the rest of his life in and out of psychiatric hospitals. “I know everyone will say ‘Nijinsky has gone mad’, but I don’t care because I have already played the mad man at home. That is what everyone will think, but they won’t put me in an insane asylum because I dance very well and give money to anyone who asks. People like eccentrics, so they will leave me alone and say I’m a mad clown. I like the mentally ill because I know how to talk to them. When my brother was in an insane asylum, I loved him and he could feel me. His friends liked me. I was eighteen then. I understood the life of a mentally ill person.”
Rhonda Byrne (12.2) born 12 March 1951, Australian television writer and producer, best known for The Secret. “When you want to attract something into your life, make sure your actions don’t contradict your desires.. Think about what you have asked for, and make sure that your actions are mirroring what you expect to receive, and that they’re not contradicting what you‘ve asked for. Act as if you are receiving it. Do exactly what you would do if you were receiving it today, and take actions in your life to reflect that powerful expectation. Make room to receive your desires, and as you do, you are sending out that powerful signal of expectation.
André Le Nôtre (12.9) French landscape architect (Paris, March 12, 1613 – 15 September 1700)
George Berkeley (12.3) Irish theologian (March 12, 1685 – 14 January 1753)
Gabriele D’Annunzio (12.9.2) Sun Pisces, Moon Sagittarius, Ascendant in Taurus, Italian writer (Pescara, Italy, March 12, 1863 – 1 March 1938)
Vaslav Nijinsky (12.8) Polish ballet dancer (Petersburg, March 12, 1890 – April 8, 1950)
William Dudley Pelley (12.8) American spiritualist and politician (Lynn, Massachusetts, March 12, 1890 – June 30, 1965)
Evert Taube (12.8) Swedish author and composer (Gothenburg, Sweden, 12 March 1890-31 January 1976)
Rita Angus (12.4) New Zealand painter (Hastings, New Zealand 12 March 1908 – 25 January 1970)
Jack Kerouac (12.6.6) Sun Pisces, Moon Virgo, Ascendant Virgo, American writer (Lowell, Massachusetts March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969)
Clara Fraser (12.10) American feminist and activist (March 12, 1923 – February 24, 1998)
Liza Minnelli (12.4.2) Sun Pisces, Moon Cancer, Ascendant Taurus, American singer and actress (Hollywood, California, U.S., March 12, 1946)
James Taylor (12.1.6) American musician (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., March 12, 1948)
Rob Cohen (12.5) American film director, producer and writer (Cornwall, New York, U.S. born March 12, 1949)
Steve Harris (12.12) English musician (Iron Maiden) (Leytonstone, Essex (now London), England, born 12 March 1956)
ACIM: 71. Only God’s plan for salvation will work.
Martyrdom of Hypatia, known as the Divine Pagan. She was dean of the Neoplatonic school at Alexandria. A famed philosopher and mathematician, she was murdered by a Christian death squad. A Pagan, Humanist, and Feminist holyday.
Gospel of Thomas: (63) Jesus said, “There was a rich man who had much money. He said, ‘I shall put my money to use so that I may sow, reap, plant, and fill my storehouse with produce, with the result that I shall lack nothing.’ Such were his intentions, but that same night he died. Let him who has ears hear.”
Concise Epitome: 8.2 “Oh beloved ones, you have been training yourselves for aeons, and you already have your Circle of Champions in this Game. (O adorabili fratelli, per esteso tempo il Gioco nelle vostre arene magnificato è stato).