This Week’s Birthdays: World Changers! Aries/Taurus Philosophers, Powerful Women and Painters

Samuel Morse in 1840

April 27, Samuel Morse

  • Zodiac sign: Aries, Caidoz sign: Taurus
  • Was a well known portrait painter
  • As he did a portrait away from his New Haven, Connecticut home his wife passed away
  • Heartbroken over his wife’s death, Morse decided he wanted to explore the means of rapid long distance communication
  • In 1832, he developed the Morse code that was first used on his patented single-wire electrical telegraph
  • The Morse code is still the standard for rhythmic transmission of data today
Oskar Schindler after 1945

April 28, Oskar Schindler

  • Zodiac sign: Aries, Caidoz sign: Taurus
  • Owner of a metal factory in Krakow, Poland, Oskar was also a member of the Nazi party
  • He saved over a 1,000 Jewish employees
    from going to Nazi concentration camps , by giving commandants bribes and gifts from the black market
  • Because of all the lives he saved, he is honored with his grave on Mount Zion, in Jerusalem, as the only Nazi party member to be there
Duke Ellington with other jazz musicians

April 29, Duke Ellington

  • Zodiac sign: Aries, Caidoz sign: Taurus
  • Duke was a well known pianist, composer and leader of a jazz orchestra for over fifty years
  • Ellington, posthumously won the Pulitizer Prize Special Award for music, in 1999
Willie Nelson

April 30, Willie Nelson

  • Zodiac sign: Aries, Caidoz sign: Taurus
  • Willie is a well known country singer and songwriter
  • In 1973, as a reaction to the highly produced and slick Nashville productions, Nelson started playing “outlaw” country music, which is a blend of rock and folk rhythms and introspective lyrics

Beltane:May 1


In the northern hemisphere, spring begins and humans celebrate in a Gaelic cross-quarter festival called Beltane, in the southern hemisphere, fall starts.

Beltane is May 1
Calamity Jane

May 1, Calamity Jane

  • Zodiac sign: Aries, Caidoz sign: Taurus
  • Jane was an American frontierswoman, scout and recognized war hero
  • She received her name, in 1872, when her Captain was shot and she saved him
  • Jane became well known when she wore men’s clothing and appeared in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, at the beginning of the 20th Century
Mick Jagger (left) marrying Bianca Jagger in 1971

May 2, Bianca Jagger

  • Zodiac sign: Aries, Caidoz sign: Taurus
  • Bianca is a jet-setter and human rights activist
  • She met Mick Jagger, the lead singer of The Rolling Stones in 1970, and married him in 1971
  • In 1978, Bianca divorced Mick, but went on to be known at Studio 54 as one of Andy Warhol’s friends
Golda Meir who was called “The Iron Lady”

May 3, Golda Meir

Kismet!

Like Queen Elizabeth II, Golda is another politically powerful Aries/Taurus woman!

Keith Haring, posing in front of one of his graffiti-style paintings

May 4, Keith Haring

  • Zodiac sign: Aries, Caidoz sign: Taurus
  • Keith was a famous pop and graffiti-style artist in the 1980’s
  • He first drew his spontaneous drawings in the New York subways
  • Keith died of AIDS in 1990, his work was featured, to help the effort to raise money for AIDS and AIDS awareness
Karl Marx

May 5, Karl Marx

  • Zodiac sign: Aries, Caidoz sign: Taurus
  • Philosopher, Karl Marx’s books: The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital, made him a socialist revolutionary
  • Marx’s theories about society, economics and politics, are known collectively as Marxism
  • He has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history
Sigmund Freud

May 6, Sigmund Freud

  • Zodiac sign: Aries, Caidoz sign: Taurus
  • Sigmund was an Austrian neurologist who founded psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalysis was a clinical method which treated mental health, through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst
  • Psychoanalysis’s therapeutic techniques helped discover and label, many types of mental health issues
  • Other psychologists now could base their work, on his first theories in psychoanalysis
Eva Peron

May 7, Eva Peron

  • Zodiac sign: Aries, Caidoz sign: Taurus
  • Eva is another politically powerful woman, like Queen Elizabeth II and Golda Meir
  • Eva was born to poverty in Argentina, but married Colonel Juan Peron in 1945
  • She became First Lady of Argentina, when Juan was elected President in 1946
  • Eva spoke for labor rights and won the hearts of the low-income and working-class Argentines
  • She died of cancer at the age of 33, but the Argentine Congress gave her the title of “Spiritual Leader of the Nation”
Candice Bergen playing Murphy Brown in 1980’s

May 8, Candice Bergen

  • Zodiac sign: Aries, Caidoz sign: Taurus
  • Candice is an actress and former fashion model
  • Candice won five Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards, for her portrayal of the powerful woman, Murphy on the show Murphy Brown (1988-98, 2018-present)
The writer of the song “Piano Man”, Billy Joel, at the piano

May 9, Billy Joel

  • Zodiac sign: Aries, Caidoz sign: Taurus
  • Billy is an popular American singer-songwriter
  • His work has produced 33 Top 40 hits, in the US, of which he wrote himself
  • He has won six Grammy Awards
  • In 1999 he was inducted at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Fred Astaire

May 10, Fred Astaire (Born Frederick Austerlitz)

  • Zodiac sign: Aries, Caidoz sign: Taurus
  • Fred was an American actor and singer, but he is most known for his dancing in films from the 1930’s to 1960’s
  • “The history of dance on film begins with Astaire” said Gene Kelly, another well known star of filmed dance

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