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Earthlore Explorations - Lore of Astrology - Capricorn Title


Who climbs and schemes for wealth and place?
And mourns his brothers fall from grace—
But takes what's due, in any case—
Safe Capricorn.

An Earthlore Introductory Study Element
Featuring Astrologer: Laura Laurance
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Sun in Capricorn

December 22
through
January 20


     If you were born close to the beginning or end of Capricorn, say within 2 days of the first or last day, this is referred to as being born on 'The Cusp'.  People born on a cusp tend to possess traits of two Sun signs which overlap, blend and often merge.  If you were born within a cusp period you will very likely find it interesting and beneficial to read about both Capricorn and its neighbor nearest to your birthday.

     Individuals born on the first or last day of Sun sign Capricorn will occasionally find their birthday placed within Sagittarius or Aquarius.  The shift in cusp dates is due to the alternating progression of the Sun from sign to sign.  While the difference in Sun sign dating is often a matter of hours, the varyance can extend as much as a full day.  Having a reliable Natal chart cast will reveal precisely where the Sun was at the time you were born.  For the present, the dates below will help to determine which Study Elements are relevent to your birth date.

19 Dec - 23 Dec:
Sagittarius & Capricorn
17 Jan - 21 Jan:
Capricorn & Aquarius

Read the brief introduction below to learn more about Sun sign cusps.

Foundation Stone of Learning: Introduction to Cusps


Capricorn
Ruling Planet

Earthlore Explorations Astrology: Saturn
Saturn


     "'I wish life was not so short,' he thought.  'Languages take such a long time, and so do all the things one wants to know  about.'"
  —From The Lost Road
  By J. R. R. Tolkien,   Born January 3, 1892


Capricorn
Associations


Nature:
Negative

Quality:
Cardinal

Element:
Capricorn Element: Earth
Earth

Symbol:
Goat

Glyph:
Capricorn

Color:
Black, Dark Brown,
Gray


Metal:
Silver

Gem:
Amethyst

Countries:
India, Mexico,
Afghanistan,
Cuba, Slovenia


Earthlore Explorations Astrology Capricorn: Mexico

Cities:
Oxford, Delphi,
Mexico City



     "The library afforded me the means of improvement by constant study, for which I set apart an hour or two each day, and thus repaired in some degree the loss of the learned education my father once intended for me.  Reading was the only amusement I allowed myself.  I spent no time in taverns, games, or frolics of any kind; and my industry in my business continued as indefatigable as it was necessary."
  —Benjamin Franklin,
  Born January 17, 1706


Flowers:
Ivy, Pansy,
Amaranthus


Herbs:
Comfrey, Knapweed

Earthlore Explorations Astrology: Capricorn the Goat

Animals:
Goats, and the
clove-footed


Body Areas:
Bones, Knees

Principle:
Crystallization

Keywords:
Prudent, Aspiring,
Calculating



Renowned
Capricorn

Earthlore Astrology - Renowned Capricorn: Elvis Presley
     "The first time that I appeared on stage, it scared me to death.  I really didn't know what all the yelling was about.  I didn't realize that my body was moving.  It's a natural thing to me.  So to the manager backstage I said, 'What'd I do? What'd I do?'  And he said, 'Whatever it is, go back and do it again'."
  —Elvis Presley,   Born January 8, 1935



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    Study Elements


    ARIES
    First sign
    March 21 - April 20
    Symbol: Ram


    TAURUS
    Second sign
    April 21 - May 21
    Symbol: Bull


    GEMINI
    Third sign
    May 22 - June 21
    Symbol: Twins


    CANCER
    Fourth sign
    June 22 - July 22
    Symbol: Crab


    LEO
    Fifth sign
    July 23 - Aug 22
    Symbol: Lion


    VIRGO
    Sixth sign
    Aug 23 - Sept 22
    Symbol: Maiden


    LIBRA
    Seventh sign
    Sept 23 - Oct 23
    Symbol: Scales


    SCORPIO
    Eighth sign
    Oct 24 - Nov 22
    Symbol: Scorpion


    SAGITTARIUS
    Ninth sign
    Nov 23 - Dec 21
    Symbol: Archer


    AQUARIUS
    Eleventh sign
    Jan 21 - Feb 19
    Symbol:
    Water bearer


    PISCES
    Twelfth sign
    Feb 20 - March 20
    Symbol: Fish pair



         "Our grave astronomers are no longer astrologers, but they still call certain constellations by the names given them in Babylonia. Every time we look at our watches we are reminded of the ancient mathematicians who counted on their fingers and multiplied 10 by 6, to give us minutes and seconds, and divided the day and the night into twelve hours by multiplying six by the two leaden feet of Time. The past lives in the present."
      —Donald A. Mackenzie,
      Myths of Babylonia and Assyria, 1915



    Renowned
    Capricorn

    Earthlore Astrology - Renowned Capricorn: Marlene Dietrich
       "Duties are what make life most worth the living.  Lacking them, you are not necessary to anyone.  And this would be like living in an empty space.  Or not being alive at all."
      —Marlene Dietrich,   Born December 27, 1901



    Read what Sydney Omarr wrote about Earthlore's Lore of Astrology:
    Sydney Omarr's Capricorn 2010
         "Be sure to visit the Astrology section of this gorgeous website, dedicated to the history and mythology of many traditions. One of the most beautifully designed sites we've seen."
      —Sydney Omarr



    Read the first Historic Overview of Astrology and learn about the Early Concepts of Heavenly Influence.

    Earthlore Lore of Astrology Historic Overview




    "I refuse to accept the idea that man is mere flotsam and jetsam in the river of life, unable to influence the unfolding events which surround him."     —Martin Luther King, Jr., born January 15, 1929


    An Overview of Sun Sign Characteristics for Capricorn

    Capricorn   Capricorn, whose constellation is known as Capricornus, is one of the oldest of the astrological interpretations.  Ruled by Saturn, its symbol is the goat.  This is sometimes depicted as a sea borne hybrid or Dolphin.  The image is often an animal with the body of a goat and the tail of a fish.  In one tradition the image represents the god Pan transforming into a sea creature. Earthlore Capricorn: San Marino Stamp  A representation, perhaps, of the extremities found within this Astrological sign.

    The Capricornian is generally a serious character possessing a wry sense of humor.  Independent, steady as a rock, Capricorn reflects earthy qualities that range from clever to vacuous.  Mostly cautious, confident, strong willed, reasonable and hard working, Capricorns are a rock upon which to build.  They are often aloof, shrewd, practical, responsible and persevering.  They are capable of great endurance; a whatever it takes, for as long as it takes persistence.  Reliable in any profession they undertake, although short on originality, they usually excel in following up on what someone else has started.

                              Thou wouldst be loved?—then let thy heart
                              From its present pathway part not!
                              Being everything which now thou art,
                              Be nothing which thou art not.
                              So with the world thy gentle ways,
                              Thy grace, thy more than beauty,
                              Shall be an endless theme of praise,
                              And love—a simple duty.
                                                                                       —Edgar Allan Poe, born January 19, 1809
    

    Sun Sign Personality Traits for Capricorn

    Within prescribed areas, Capricorn is a resourceful, practical manager.  These folks set high standards for themselves and others.  They are self critical, and work well in a disciplined environment, demanding equal measures of seriousness and dedication from their subordinates.  A careful, ambitious planner, Capricorn moves forward with quiet, deliberate persistence.  They can be quite frugal, demonstrating remarkable ability to achieve results with minimum effort and expense.  Highly organized, they excel in managing several projects simultaneously.

    Earthlore Explorations Lore of Astrology: Capricorn Rose Window Detail Stained glass window depicting Capricorn within
    Lausanne Cathedral, Switzerland, mid-thirteenth century.

    Capricorn will often vie for a position of authority.  Once attaining control, they are demanding and exacting in leadership.  Although firm, they are usually fair to people they deal with.  They value tradition, the tried and true, more than innovation.  "We always do it this way," was no doubt first said by a Capricorn.  Their naturally pessimistic nature is the foundation of their wry sense of humor, which some find not humorous at all.  They can indeed spread tension and gloom in a minute and are quite capable of bringing down the house and everyone in it.  Never really up, but often down, a positive environment is essential to enliven their spirits.

    "Heathenism is a state of mind.  I'm referring to one who does not see his world.  He has no mental light.  He destroys almost unwittingly.  He cannot feel any God's presence in his life.  He is the 21st century man."
          —David Bowie, born January 8, 1947

    Capricorns tend to be profound thinkers.  To them life is a serious business, and the need to be in control of their affairs and concerns is paramount.  They are seekers after knowledge and wisdom.  Rational, logical and clearheaded, they have excellent concentration, and delight in all forms of inquiry and debate.


    The Planet Mercury

    Where is the Planet Mercury in Your Birth Horoscope?

    Of all the planets within our solar system, Mercury is nearest to the Sun. There is a direct correspondence to this fact in the mapping of an individual's birth chart. With the exception of the Moon, Mercury revolves through the zodiac faster than any other planet; yet its proximity to the Sun insures that its placement will always be near to or on par with the subject's Solar sign.

    It is likely that you will be able to determine where Mercury was at the time of your birth without consulting an astrologer. By reading the three potential profiles, it is often uncanny how clearly one of them will fit to us. I thought you would enjoy trying this out for yourself. You can explore the three positions of Mercury through the following links:
          Mercury in Sagittarius      Mercury in Capricorn      Mercury in Aquarius

    I am always interested to know what you think and discover. Feel welcome to write! Material is currently being developed on the other planets. If you are interested, we would be pleased to keep you updated on their progress. Just send me a brief request!


    Would you like to participate in an on-line study of Capricorn?

    "Somewhere in your career, your work changes.  It becomes less anal, less careful and more spontaneous, more to do with the information that your soul carries."      —Ben Kingsley, born December 31, 1943

    Vocational Interests Suited to Capricorn Tendencies

    The occupations Capricorns usually choose are as; doctors, lawyers, accountants, and most any endeavor that deals with math or money.  They excel as officers and administrators, especially where projects demanding long-term planning are concerned.  Capricorns make excellent politicians due to their skill in debate, and serve exceptionally well as teachers or school principals.  They do best in an environment wherein they can exercise their desire for authority and organization.  They are good with their hands, and may choose to be engineers, farmers or builders.  The wit and flippancy so characteristic of some Capricorns allows them to rise and prosper in the entertainment field; many are also strongly attracted to musical pursuits.

    Earthlore Explorations Lore of Astrology Capricorn: 15th Century Manuscript Detail of Capricorn15th Century European Manuscript Detail of Capricorn.

    Insights Into Capricorn Relationships

    In personal relationships they tend to be uncomfortable.  Rather self-centered, they are wary and suspicious of others.  They often have few close friends, but will maintain these bonds their entire life.  They are loyal to intimates, but indifferent and sometimes callous to those outside their circle.  Never impetuous, they consider business and personal relationships carefully before becoming involved.  These are family people, and family usually comes first, except where business is their primary concern.


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    Sun Sign Capricorn

    "Capricornus, next to the eastward from Sagittarius, is our Capricorn, the French Capricorne, the Italian Capricorno, and the German Steinbock,—Stone-buck, or Ibex,—the Anglo-Saxon Bucca and Buccan Horn.

    The common Latin name was varied by the Caper of Ausonius, flexus Caper of Manilius, Hircus, the Sea Goat.  All this, doubtless, was from the Oriental legends, perhaps very ancient, which made Capricorn the nurse of the youthful sun-god that long anticipated the story of the infant Jupiter and Amalthea.  The Latin poets also designated it as Neptuni proles, Neptune's offspring; Pelagi Procella, the Ocean Storm and Imbrifer, the Rain-bringing One.

    In astrology, with Taurus and Virgo, it was the Earthly Trio, and black, russet, or a swarthy brown, was the color assigned to it; while with Aquarius, it was the House of Saturn, as that planet was created in this constellation, and whenever here had great influence over human affairs and it always goverened the thighs and knees.  It also was regarded as under the care of the Roman goddess Vesta, and hence Vestae Sidus."

    —Richard Hinckley Allen; Star-Names and Their Meanings, 1899

    Earthlore Explorations Lore of Astrology : Capricorn Symbol Within the Zodiac Capricorn symbol within the zodiac,
    Seventeenth century European manuscript.

    The Lore of Capricorn in Mythology

    Mythology is closely interwoven with Astrology.  Despite all that we do not know about the origins of either lore it is certain that starwatching began with passion on humanity's first night beneath the open sky.  Somewhere in time, shapes were perceived, figures imagined, names given and stories were told about the densely populated tapestry of the heavens.  All elder cultures throughout the world developed tales of the constellations which over time were imbued with meaning to explain various phenomena of our existence within the cosmos.

    Mythology in general is far more than a collection of "make believe" fantasies created by primitive societies to explain away what they could not understand.  The role of Myth in a society was to set the abstract complexities of Nature within a context of story that the human mind could comprehend.  Wondering long on what keeps the world from falling through space or whether the dawn will follow night is a costly distraction when there is hunting to do and crops to tend.  Story sets cosmic ideas in a scale we can relate to, human scale, which establishes a sense of accord and instills a faith that all is well with the universe.

    Astrology and Mythology serve a similar function in this regard.  We benefit from Astrology not so much as a tool of fortune-telling but as a directional guide to understanding who we are individually and what our unique role ought to be in this life. Earthlore Explorations Lore of Astrology Capricorn: Struggle between Cupid and Pan by Francesco Mancini  As Carl Jung stated, Astrology claims only that we each possess the qualities of the year and of the season in which we were born.  To discern just what those qualities are ... is as fascinating to each of us as the night sky.

    The sign of Capricorn within the Astrological zodiac dates back at least some 4,000 years.  It is known that the Sumerians placed a great emphasis upon this particular time of the period.  During this earlier age, the winter solstice (now in Sagittarius) occurred within Capricorn.  On this date, many cultures of the ancient world would perform elaborate rituals and carry out sacrifices.

    Image at right : Struggle between Cupid and Pan by Francesco Mancini.  The ancient Greeks recognized a natural correspondence between Capricorn and Pan.

    Among societies of the Mediterranean region, animals were associated with the four seasons.  To each of these creatures belonged either a solstice or equinox.  It is generally recognized that these figures were the bull, lion, scorpion and a sea creature.  This imagery corresponds to the astrological signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Capricorn.  In a symbolic ritual, kings of the period would combat and subdue these animals to represent dominion over the elements of the seasons.

    The association of the goat with Capricorn dates back, at least, to ancient Babylon.  The Greeks related the sign to their horned and cloven-footed god Pan.  The image of the hybrid goat-fish creature corresponds to the tale of Pan's encounter with the beast Typhon.  Attempting to escape the dreaded monster, Pan turned his lower half into a fish, in order to swiftly swim away.  The Egyptians and Chinese recognized in this time of year the commencement of the much anticipated rainy season.  Immediately following Capricorn are Aquarius, the water bearer, pouring moisture upon the earth, and Pisces, the fish, immersed in the unseen life giving forces of water.

    Capricorn is also associated with the Babylonian god Ea, who wore a cloak designed as a fish's skin, complete with head and tail.  One of his many names was "Antelope of the Seas".  Ea is one of the world's great culture initiates, who rose from the oceans to teach wisdom to land-dwelling man.

    Traditional Cultural Translations of Capricorn
    Anglo-Saxon: Bucca  Capricorn  Arabic: Al Jady  Capricorn French: Capricorne
    German: Steinbock  Capricorn Greek: Aegoceros  Capricorn Hebrew: Elgedi
    Hindu: Nahi  Capricorn   Italian: Capricorno  Capricorn   Portuguese: Capricorn 
    Spanish: Capricornio   Capricorn   Syrian: Gadjo  Capricorn  Turkish: Ughlak

    "The passion in our nature urges a human being to choose "the one precious thing," and urges him to pay for it through poverty, conflict, deprivation, labor, and endurance of anger from rejected divinities.  It is the warrior that enables the human being to decide to become a musician only, or a poet only, or a doctor only, or a hermit only, or a painter only.  It is the lover in a man or woman who loves the one precious thing, and tells him what it is; but it is the warrior in Rembrandt or Mirabai who agrees to endure the suffering the choice entails."

    —Robert Bly, Born: December 23, 1926

    Renowned Capricorns: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Joan of Arc

    Joan of Arc (Trad: January 14, 1412)
       Warrior Heroine of France, The Maid of Orleans
    Johannes Kepler (December 27, 1571)
       German Mathematician, Astronomer, Astrologer; Mysterium cosmographicum, Astronomia nova, Harmonice Mundi
    Sir Isaac Newton (January 4, 1643)
       English Mathematician, Philosopher, Astronomer, Alchemist, Theologian; Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica
    Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706)
       American Author, Publisher, Inventor, Scientist, Revolutionary, Diplomat, Founder of the American Philosophical Society
    Robert E. Lee (January 19, 1807)
       American United States Army Officer, Commanding General of the Confederacy During  the Civil War
    Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809)
       American Poet, Short Story Writer, Literary Critic, Editor; Murders in the Rue Morgue, Annabel Lee, The Raven
    Louis Pasteur (December 27, 1822)
       French Chemist, Co-founder of Microbiology, Pioneer of the 'Germ Theory' as Cause of Disease
    Gustave Doré (January 6, 1832)
       French Illustrator, Engraver, Sculptor
    Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (January 8, 1836)
       Dutch Romantic/Classicist Painter
    Paul Cézanne (January 19, 1839)
       French Post-Impressionist Painter
    Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856)
       Twenty-eighth President of the United States
    John Singer Sargent (January 12, 1856)
       American Portrait Painter
    Giacomo Puccini (December 22, 1858)
       Italian Musical Composer; La bohème, Madama Butterfly, Tosca
    Rudyard Kipling (December 30, 1865)
       English Poet, Historian, Short Story Writer, Novelist; The Light That Failed, Mandalay, Jungle Book, Captains Courageous
    Henri Matisse (December 31, 1869)
       French Modern Printmaker, Painter, Sculptor
    Albert Schweitzer (January 14, 1875)
       Alsatian Physician, Philosopher, Theologian, Author, Humanitarian; Reverence for Life
    Jack London (January 12, 1876)
       American Journalist, Short Story Writer, Novelist; The Call of the Wild, White Fang, The Sea-Wolf, The Star Rover
    Khalil Gibran (January 6, 1883)
       Lebanese/American Poet, Author, Illustrator, Painter; The Madman, The Prophet, Sand and Foam, The Earth Gods
    Henry Miller (December 26, 1891)
       American Novelist, Painter; Tropic of Cancer, Black Spring, Tropic of Capricorn, Sexus, Plexus, Nexus
    J. R. R. Tolkien (January 3, 1892)
       English Philologist, Poet, Translator, Fantasy Author; The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
    Oliver Hardy (January 18, 1892)
       American Vaudeville, Radio, Film Comedian; Sons of the Desert, Babes in Toyland, Way Out West
    Mao Zedong  毛澤東 (December 26, 1893)
       Chinese Leader of Communist Party During the Civil War, First Premier of People's Republic of China
    George Burns (January 20, 1896)
       American Vaudeville, Radio, Film, TV Comedian; Lambchops, The Burns & Allen Show, Sunshine Boys, Oh, God!
    Humphrey Bogart (December 25, 1899)
       American Stage & Film Actor; High Sierra, The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, To Have and Have Not, The Caine Mutiny
    Marlene Dietrich (December 27, 1901)
       German/American Actress, Vocalist; The Blue Angel, Morocco, Shanghai Express, Blonde Venus, The Devil is a Woman
    Jeane Dixon (January 5, 1904)
       American Psychic, Astrologer; A Gift of Prophecy
    Cary Grant (January 18, 1904)
       English/American Actor; The Philadelphia Story, His Girl Friday, North by Northwest, To Catch a Thief, Charade
    Howard Hughes (December 24, 1905)
       American Billionaire Industrialist, Aviator, Film Producer, Director, Philanthropist
    Aristotle Onassis (January 15, 1906)
       Greek Billionaire Shipping Magnate
    Jose Ferrer (January 8, 1909)
       Puerto Rican Actor, Theater, Film Director; Joan of Arc, The Caine Mutiny, Ship of Fools, Man of La Mancha
    Richard Nixon (January 9, 1913)
       Thirty-seventh President of the United States
    Anwar El Sadat (December 25, 1918)
       Senior Officer During the Egyptian Revolution, Third President of Egypt
    J. D. Salinger (January 1, 1919)
       American Short Story Writer, Novelist; Catcher in the Rye, Franny and Zooey
    Isaac Asimov (January 2, 1920)
       Russian/American Biochemist, Editor, Science Fiction Author; Foundation Series, Galactic Empire Series, Robot Series
    Sun Myung Moon (January 6, 1920)
       Korean Founder and Leader of the Unification Church and the Unification Movement
    Federico Fellini (January 20, 1920)
       Italian film Director; La strada, Le notti di Cabiria, La dolce vita, 8½, Amarcord
    Ava Gardner (December 24, 1922)
       American Actress; The Hucksters, Showboat, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, Mogambo, On the Beach
    Rod Serling (December 25, 1924)
       American Science Fiction Screenwriter; Patterns, Requiem for a Heavyweight, The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery
    Carlos Castaneda (December 25, 1925)
       Peruvian/American Anthropologist, Author; The Teachings of Don Juan, A Separate Reality, Journey to Ixtlan
    Robert Bly (December 23, 1926)
       American Poet, Essayist, Translator; Silence in the Snowy Fields, The Light Around the Body, Iron John
    Martin Luther King (January 15, 1929)
       American Minister, Orator, Leader of Civil Rights Advancement
    Robert Duvall (January 5, 1931)
       American Actor, Film Director; To Kill a Mockingbird, The Godfather, Network, The Great Santini, Tender Mercies
    James Earl Jones (January 17, 1931)
       American Actor; The Great White Hope, Star Wars, Field of Dreams, Patriot Games, Cry, The Beloved Country
    Umberto Eco (January 5, 1932)
       Italian Semiotician, Philosopher, Novelist, Literary Critic; The Name of the Rose, Foucault's Pendulum, Baudolino
    Maggie Smith (December 28, 1934)
       English Actress; The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, A Room with a View, Tea with Mussolini, Gosford Park
    Elvis Presley (January 8, 1935)
       American Musician, Vocalist, Actor; 'The King of Rock 'n' Roll'
    Anthony Hopkins (December 31, 1937)
       Welsh Actor; The Lion in Winter, The Elephant Man, The Silence of the Lambs, Nixon, Alexander, Beowulf
    Jon Voight (December 29, 1938)
       American Actor; Midnight Cowboy, Catch 22, Deliverance, Coming Home, Pearl Harbor, Pride and Glory
    Frank Langella (January 1, 1940)
       American Actor; Dracula, Sphinx, Dave, Lolita, Good Night, and Good Luck, Frost/Nixon
    Phil Spector (December 26, 1940)
       American Songwriter, Producer; You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin, Unchained Melody, My Sweet Lord, Imagine
    Joan Baez (January 9, 1941)
       American Folk Singer, Songwriter; We Shall Overcome, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Diamonds and Rust
    Stephen Hawking (January 8, 1942)
       English Theoretical Physicist, Author; A Brief History of Time, The Universe in a Nutshell
    Clarence Clemons (January 11, 1942)
       American Musician, Singer, Saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band
    Mohammed Ali (January 17, 1942)
       American Olympic & Heavyweight Boxing Champion; 'The Greatest'
    Jim Croce (January 10, 1943)
       American Musician, Singer, Songwriter; Bad, Bad Leroy Brown, Time in a Bottle, I Got a Name, Operator
    Janis Joplin (January 19, 1943)
       American Blues-Rock Singer, Songwriter; Ball 'n' Chain, Me and Bobby McGee, Piece of My Heart, Trouble in Mind
    John Denver (December 31, 1943)
       American Folk, Country Singer, Songwriter; Leaving on a Jet Plane, Take Me Home, Country Roads, Rocky Mountain High
    Ben Kingsley (December 31, 1943)
       English Actor; Gandhi, Bugsy, Schindler's List, Sexy Beast, House of Sand and Fog, Elegy
    Jimmy Page (January 9, 1944)
       English Musician, Composer, Producer, Guitarist for The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, The Honeydrippers & The Firm
    Joe Frazier (January 12, 1944)
       American Olympic & Heavyweight Boxing Champion; 'Smokin' Joe'
    Stephen Stills (January 3, 1945)
       American Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Vocalist for Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, & Nash and Young
    Rod Stewart (January 10, 1945)
       Scottish Singer, Songwriter, Vocalist for Jeff Beck Group & The Faces; Maggie May, Sailing, Rhythm of My Heart
    Diane Sawyer (December 22, 1945)
       American Television Journalist, News Anchor for ABC's Good Morning America
    John Paul Jones (January 3, 1946)
       English Musician, Composer, Producer, Bassist & Keyboardist for Led Zeppelin
    Diane Keaton (January 5, 1946)
       American Actress, Director, Producer; The Godfather, Annie Hall, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, Something's Gotta Give
    Naomi Judd (January 11, 1946)
       American Country Music Singer, Songwriter, Author; Mama He's Crazy, Turn it Loose, Love Can Build a Bridge
    Dolly Parton (January 19, 1946)
       American Country Music Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Author; Coat of Many Colors, Jolene, 9 to 5, Steel Magnolias
    Jimmy Buffet (December 25, 1946)
       American Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Entrepreneur; Margaritaville, Come Monday, A Pirate Looks at Forty
    Patti Smith (December 31, 1946)
       American Beat Poet, Musician, Singer, Songwriter; Witt, Babel, Because the Night, Woolgathering, Strange Messenger
    David Bowie (January 8, 1947)
       English Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Actor; Space Oddity, Changes, Young Americans, Fame, 1984, Modern Love
    Kenny Loggins (January 7, 1948)
       American Musician, Singer, Songwriter; Danny's Song, Celebrate Me Home, This is it, Footloose, Danger Zone
    Donald Fagen (January 10, 1948)
       American Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Vocalist for Steely Dan; Reelin' in the Years, Deacon Blues, Peg, Hey 19
    John Carpenter (January 16, 1948)
       American Screenwriter, Director; Halloween, The Fog, Escape from New York, The Thing, Christine, Vampires
    Gérard Depardieu (December 27, 1948)
       French Actor; The Last Metro, Cyrano de Bergerac, Green Card, Germinal, The Count of Monte Cristo
    George Foreman (January 10, 1949)
       American Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Entrepreneur
    Robert Palmer (January 19, 1949)
       English Singer, Songwriter; Every Kinda People, Bad Case of Loving You, Some Guys Have All the Luck, Addicted to Love
    Maurice Gibb (December 22, 1949)
       English Singer, Songwriter, Vocalist for The Bee Gees; New York Mining Disaster 1941, Lonely Days, Jive Talkin, Stayin' Alive
    Robin Gibb (December 22, 1949)
       English Singer, Songwriter, Vocalist for The Bee Gees; To Love Somebody, Holiday, I Started a Joke, Run to Me, Tragedy
    David Knopfler (December 27, 1951)
       Scottish/English Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Founder of Dire Straits; Sultans of Swing, Romeo and Juliet, Skateaway
    Pat Benatar (January 10, 1953)
       American Musician, Singer, Songwriter; Heartbreaker, Hit Me with Your Best Shot, Love is a Battlefield, We Belong
    Annie Lennox (December 25, 1954)
       Scottish Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Vocalist for The Eurythmics; Why, Precious, No More I Love You's, Waiting in Vain
    Denzel Washington (December 28, 1954)
       American Actor, Director; A Soldier's Story, Glory, Malcolm X, The Hurricane, Training Day, American Gangster
    Kevin Costner (January 18, 1955)
       American Actor, Director; The Untouchables, Field of Dreams, Dances with Wolves, JFK, Wyatt Earp, Mr. Brooks
    Mel Gibson (January 3, 1956)
       American/Australian Actor, Director; Mad Max, Gallipoli, Lethal Weapon, Braveheart, The Patriot, The Passion
    Sade Adu (January 16, 1959)
       Nigerian/English Singer, Songwriter, Producer; Your Love is King, Smooth Operator, The Sweetest Taboo, Is it a Crime
    Val Kilmer (December 31, 1959)
       American Actor; Real Genius, Top Gun, The Doors, Tombstone, Heat, The Saint, Alexander, Felon
    Michael Stipe (January 4, 1960)
       American Singer, Songwriter, Vocalist for R.E.M.; The One I Love, Losing My Religion, Man on the Moon, Everybody Hurts
    Jim Carrey (January 17, 1962)
       American Comedian, Actor; Ace Ventura, The Mask, The Truman Show, Man on the Moon, Bruce Almighty
    Ralph Fiennes (December 22, 1962)
       English Actor; Schindler's List, Quiz Show, The English Patient, The Constant Gardener, The Duchess
    Nicolas Cage (January 7, 1964)
       American Actor; Moonstruck, Leaving Las Vegas, Adaptation, National Treasure, Lord of War, Ghost Rider
    Eddie Vedder (December 23, 1964)
       American Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Vocalist for Pearl Jam; Even Flow, Jeremy, Go, Daughter, Last Kiss, Into the Wild
    Diane Lane (January 2, 1965)
       American Actress; The Outsiders, The Cotton Club, A Walk on the Moon, Unfaithful, Hollywoodland
    Dave Matthews (January 9, 1967)
       South African/American Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Vocalist for The Dave Matthews Band; Gravedigger, Save Me, Oh!
    Cuba Gooding Jr. (January 2, 1968)
       American Actor; Boyz in the Hood, Jerry Maguire, Instinct, Men of Honor, Radio, American Gangster
    Mary J. Blige (January 11, 1971)
       American R&B Singer, Songwriter, Actress; Reminisce, Sweet Thing, I'm Going Down, No More Drama, Just Stand Up!
    Ricky Martin (December 24, 1971)
       Puerto Rican Pop' Singer; Fuego Contra Fuego, Me Amarés, María, Livin' la Vida Loca, She's All I Ever Had
    Jared Leto (December 26, 1971)
       American Actor, Musician; My So-Called Life, Fight Club, Requiem for a Dream, Alexander, Lord of War, Lonely Hearts
    Jude Law (December 29, 1972)
       English Actor; The Talented Mr. Ripley, Cold Mountain, Alfie, Closer, All the King's Men, Sleuth
    Tiger Woods (December 30, 1975)
       American Champion Golf Player
    Gul Panag (January 3, 1977)
       Indian Actress; Dhoop, Jurm, Dor, Manorama Six Feet Under, Straight
    Orlando Bloom (January 13, 1977)
       English Actor; The Lord of the Rings, Ned Kelly, Pirates of the Caribbean, Troy, Kingdom of Heaven

                     It's like a book, I think, this bloomin' world,
                     Which you can read and care for just so long,
                     But presently you feel that you will die
                     Unless you get the page you're readin' done,
                     An' turn another—likely not so good;
                     But what you're after is to turn 'em all. 
                     
                     —Rudyard Kipling  (Born December 30, 1865)
    

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    Structural Design & Project Direction :  Rhey Cedron
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    Art Research :  Malcolm Hurrell  —   Support Research :  Walter McCrae
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