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Earthlore Explorations - Lore of Astrology - Sagittarius Title

Who loves the dim, religious light?
Who always keeps a star in sight?
An optimist, both gay and bright—

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

November 23
December 21

     If you were born close to the beginning or end of Sagittarius, 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 Sagittarius and its neighbor nearest to your birthday.

     Individuals born on the first or last day of Sun sign Sagittarius will occasionally find their birthday placed within Scorpio or Capricorn.  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.

20 Nov - 24 Nov:
Scorpio & Sagittarius
17 Jan - 21 Jan:
Sagittarius & Capricorn

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

Foundation Stone of Learning: Introduction to Cusps

Ruling Planet

Earthlore Explorations Astrology Sagittarius : Jupiter

   "To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else."
  —Emily Dickinson,   Born December 10, 1830




Sagittarius Element: Fire

The Archer

   "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's;
I will not Reason and Compare—my business is to Create."

  —William Blake,   Born November 28, 1757


Dark Blue, Purple




Garlic, Sage,

Earthlore Explorations Astrology Sagittarius : Seville, Spain

Australia, Mongolia, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Suriname

Naples, Stuttgart
Toledo, Toronto

     "Don't talk to me about rules, dear.  Wherever I stay I make the goddamn rules."
  —Maria Callas,   Born December 2, 1923

Earthlore Explorations Astrology : Sagittarian Horse
The Horse

Body Areas:
Hips & Thighs


Independent, Optimist,


Earthlore Astrology - Renowned Sagittarian : John F. Kennedy, Jr.
     "It was important to me to go outside the political arena for a number of reasons.  I think everyone needs to feel that they've created something that was their own, on their own terms."
  —John F. Kennedy, Jr.,   Born November 25, 1960
 ( Regarding George )

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      —Sydney Omarr

    Renowned Sagittarius
    Earthlore Astrology - Renowned Sagittarius : Jane Austen
       "When a young lady is to be a heroine, the perverseness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her. Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way."
      —Jane Austen,   Born December 16, 1775

    Further Astrology

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    Sun Sign
    Study Elements

    First sign
    March 21 - April 20
    Symbol: Ram

    Second sign
    April 21 - May 21
    Symbol: Bull

    Third sign
    May 22 - June 21
    Symbol: Twins

    Fourth sign
    June 22 - July 22
    Symbol: Crab

    Fifth sign
    July 23 - Aug 22
    Symbol: Lion

    Sixth sign
    Aug 23 - Sept 22
    Symbol: Maiden

    Seventh sign
    Sept 23 - Oct 23
    Symbol: Scales

    Eighth sign
    Oct 24 - Nov 22
    Symbol: Scorpion

    Tenth sign
    Dec 22 - Jan 20
    Symbol: Sea goat

    Eleventh sign
    Jan 21 - Feb 19
    Water bearer

    Twelfth sign
    Feb 20 - March 20
    Symbol: Fish pair

         "I'm drawn to a character with a lack of humanity.  People give reasons for being cruel or sadistic but I think it is just a lack of humanity and concern for others.  I think I'm good at them because I don't like them.  Audiences are attracted to them but I hate them.  It's strange."
      —John Malkovich,
      Born December 9, 1953

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

    Earthlore Lore of Astrology Historic Overview

         "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

    "Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival."     —Winston Churchill, born November 30, 1874

    An Overview of Sun Sign Characteristics for Sagittarius

    Sagittarius   At the heart of Sagittarian lore stands the centaur Chiron; the figure of philosopher and teacher within Greek mythology.  As a centaur, Chiron personifies the very soul of Sagittarius.  Here is a symbol of half man, half horse, portraying the conflict between the philosophical mind and the carnal instinct of human nature.  The glyph represents an arrow slung in a bow, aiming at the stars.  This symbol corresponds with the Sagittarian ideals of cosmic progress and abundance.  The ruler of Sagittarius is Jupiter.

    Earthlore Sagittarius: San Marino Stamp

    Sagittarians are positive people; they have a bright outlook on life, are enterprising, full of energy and vitality.  Versatile, adventurous and eager to expand their range beyond the comfortable and familiar.  They enjoy travel and exploring, and their minds are continually searching for new experiences.  They are ambitious, optimistic folk, and nothing seems to get them down.  They are idealists, and this seems to keep them going even when life disappointments crop up and smash their plans.  "To keep on, keepin' on" is a Sagittarian way of life.  They have a tendency to get over zealous when they are interested in something.  They are believers, and what they believe in, they are willing to fight for.  They are paradoxically loyal and independent at the same time, natively adept at balancing both traits.

                                  You see, I want a lot.             
                                  Perhaps I want everything:                               
                                  the darkness that comes from every infinite fall          
                                  and the shivering blaze of every step up.          
                                  So many live on and want nothing ...     
                                  You have not grown old, and it is not too late
                                  to dive into your increasing depths
                                  where life calmly gives out its own secret.
                                  From: A Book for the Hours of Prayer  by Rainer Maria Rilke, born December 4, 1875
                                   ( Translation by Robert Bly )

    Sun Sign Personality Traits for Sagittarius

    Sagittarians are usually modest and often spiritual, with strong values.  They like rituals, and sometimes can get caught up in form, rather than substance.  They are profound thinkers, and are gifted with foresight and good judgment.  Witty conversationalists and story tellers, they do have the gift of gab.  They are avid learners, love to initiate new projects and make great researchers.  They are quick studies, with keen minds. Earthlore Explorations Lore of Astrology Sagittarius : Medieval Sagittarius Wall Mural  They have an expectant attitude and a penchant for new experiences, which may account for the fact that Sagittarians are noted for their longevity.  They are often intuitive and original thinkers.  Better at adapting than inventing, they work well in collaboration with others.  A strong-will and good organization ability combined with their other talents usually bring any project they undertake to a successful conclusion.  They are generous by nature, but are quite resourceful in caring for and balancing their resources.

    "Sometimes I think of myself as a little bee.  I go from one area of the Studio to another and gather pollen and sort of stimulate everybody.  I guess that's the job I do."      —Walt Disney, born December 5, 1901

    The vices to which Sagittarius is prone are anger—they tend to flare up over trifles, and impatience—they want to rush every new project through immediately and can be too demanding.  They are quick to jump on inadequacies of others while expecting full recognition of their own efforts.  This is not to say that they do not deserve the recognition.  In completing a major project Sagittarius will sacrifice everything else before it.  Often, though, they can be exacting, and inconsiderate in their work life, while boastful and extravagant in their private lives.  The great achiever or the wastrel.  There is also a side of the Sagittarian that is quite superstitious, and reading into signs and portents would not be uncommon.  The Sagittarius love of sports often leads to an indulgence in dangerous pursuits.  Many centaurs are prone to accidents due to a tendency of taking too many risks.

    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 Scorpio      Mercury in Sagittarius      Mercury in Capricorn

    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 Sagittarius?

    Vocational Interests Suited to Sagittarius Tendencies

    Sagittarians are versatile people and can be found in a number of professions.  They are by nature teachers and philosophers.  Nothing is better play to a Sagittarian than expounding on the moral principles, laws and ideas that explain the universe.  Through these traits they serve well as theologians or scientists.  They are also suited to the law, politics, public service or social administration.  Being natural communicators, they do well in public relations or advertising.  Inquisitive and restless, they suffer if their opportunities are limited, but they thrive within their natural field of travel and exploration. Many Sagittarians will be found in jobs that allow them to exercise their natural desire to see the world.  If it can be said that there is one true Sagittarian vocation, it is to guide and educate.

    "The aim of art is to project an inner vision into the world, to state in aesthetic creation the deepest psychic and personal experiences of a human being.  It is to enable those experiences to be intelligible and generally recognized within the total framework of an ideal world."
          —Bruce Lee, born November 27, 1940

    Earthlore Explorations Lore of Astrology Sagittarius : 15th Century Manuscript Detail15th Century Manuscript Detail of Sagittarius.

    Insights to a Sagittarian Relationship

    Sagittarians are ardent, sincere and straightforward in relationships.  They are generally conventional and in control of their sexual natures.  Because of their independent nature, maintaining a close personal relationship is difficult.  They prefer a solid home base, but as a place to return to when they have completed a particular travel venture.  They have a compelling need to feel free, and sometimes make this choice at the expense of a 9 to 5 career, or even a family.

    "Ted needs someone to be there 100% of the time.  He thinks that's love.  It's not love—it's babysitting."
         —Jane Fonda, born December 21, 1937

    In friendship they are reliable, and can be counted on.  However, they have a quick temper and a biting tongue, often speaking before giving forethought to the full effect of their words.  Their rage may pass quickly, but the stinging of their comments often remains.  On the other hand, they are quick to forgive an affront and extremely dependable to a friend or family member who needs looking after.

    "Oh, I just wish someone would try to hurt you so I could kill them for you."
         —Frank Sinatra, born December 12, 1915

    Discover how compatible you are with others:

    Sun Sign Sagittarius

    Earthlore Explorations Lore of Astrology Sagittarius : Moon in Sagittarius Manuscript Detail Islamic manuscript depicting the Moon in Sagittarius.

    The Lore of Sagittarius 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.

    Earthlore Explorations Lore of Astrology Sagittarius: Pallas and the Centaur by Sandro Botticelli

    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.  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.

    "One of the things that makes Hamlet unique among Shakespeare's characters is his courage to face up to the darker elements of his personality."
         —Kenneth Branagh, born December 10, 1960

    Centaurs belong primarily to Greek mythology.  Within one form, they combine a savage and untamed animal nature with an ancient wisdom of human culture.  The wisest, and in some references, oldest of the centaurs was Chiron.  Tamer, perhaps, than his kindred, Chiron was taken in and educated by the gods.  Rather than selfishly retain this knowledge, Chiron tutored the great heroes of Greece.  Among his charges were non less than Achilles, Acteon, Jason and Hercules.

    In a tragic irony, Chiron was wounded with a poisoned arrow by his student and friend, Hercules.  Being immortal, the centaur's agony was unbearable. Chiron forsook his immortality, and gave the mantle to Prometheus.  Zeus set Chiron's image in the night sky to honor the memory of this noble teacher.  To this day we recognize his form as the constellation of Sagittarius.

    Castor and Pollux were the sons of Jupiter and Leda, and brothers of Helen of Troy.  Castor was the manager of horses; Pollux, a famous soldier.  Chiron trained them, and they sailed with the Argonauts in search of the Golden Fleece.  The brothers are associated with the sign of Gemini, which is the complementary opposite of Sagittarius in the zodiac.

    Traditional Cultural Translations of Sagittarius
    Anglo-Saxon: Scytta  Taurus  Arabic: Al Kaus  Taurus French: Sagittaire
    German: Schütze  Taurus Greek: Χείρωυ  Taurus Hebrew: Kesheth
    Hindu: Taukshika  Taurus   Italian: Sagittario  Taurus   Portuguese: Sagitário 
    Spanish: Sagitario   Taurus   Syrian: Keshtā  Taurus  Turkish: Yai

    "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.  Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

    "Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion a child's loss of a doll and a king's loss of a crown are events of the same size."

    "Humor is the great thing, the saving thing.  The minute it crops up, all our hardnesses yield, all our irritations and resentments flit away and a sunny spirit takes their place."

    —Mark Twain, Born: November 30, 1835

    Renowned Sagittarins : Mark Twain and Tina Turner

    Agnolo di Cosimo; 'Bronzino' (November 27, 1503)
       Florentine Mannerist Painter
    Michel de Nostredame; 'Nostradamus' (December 14, 1503)
       French Physician, Astrologer, Author; Les Propheties - The Prophecies
    Tyge Ottesen Brahe; 'Tycho Brahe' (December 14, 1546)
       Danish Astronomer, Alchemist, Court Astrologer to King Frederick II
    John Milton (December 9, 1608)
       English Political Writer, Poet; A Treatise of Civil Power, Areopagitica, Paradise Lost
    William Blake (November 28, 1757)
       English Romantic Poet, Illustrator, Painter; Songs of Innocence, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Songs of Experience
    Ludwig van Beethoven (December 16, 1770)
       German Pianist, Composer; Pathétique Sonata, Triple Concerto, Moonlight Sonata, Fidelio, Ninth Symphony
    Jane Austen (December 16, 1775)
       English Novelist; Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma
    Martin Van Buren (December 5, 1782)
       Eighth President of the United States
    Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784)
       Twelfth President of the United States
    Franklin Pierce (November 23, 1804)
       Fourteenth President of the United States
    Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (December 14, 1824)
       French Symbolist Painter, Co-founder of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts
    William-Adolphe Bouguereau (November 30, 1825)
       French Neoclassical, Realist Painter
    Christina Rossetti (December 5, 1830)
       English Poet; The Goblin Market, In the Bleak Midwinter, Up-Hill, Monna Innominata, Aloof
    Emily Dickinson (December 10, 1830)
       American Poet; Because I Could Not Stop for Death, Hope is the Thing with Feathers, T'is So Much Joy
    Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832)
       American Novelist; Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men, An Old Fashioned Girl, Rose in Bloom
    Samuel Clemens; 'Mark Twain' (November 30, 1835)
       American Novelist; Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
    Joseph Conrad (December 3, 1857)
       Polish/English Novelist; Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, Nostromo, The Secret Agent, Under Western Eyes, The Rover
    Jan Theodorus Toorop (December 20, 1858)
       Javanese/Dutch Symbolist Painter
    Georges Seurat (December 2, 1859)
       French Impressionist Painter
    Edvard Munch (December 12, 1863)
       Norwegian Symbolist Painter
    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (November 24, 1864)
       French Art Nouveau Illustrator, Painter
    Vassily Kandinsky (December 16, 1866)
       Russian Abstract Expressionist Painter
    Sir Winston Churchill (November 30, 1874)
       English Journalist, Historian, Author, Prime Minister During the Second World War
    Rainer Maria Rilke (December 4, 1875)
       Austrian Author, Poet; Letters to a Young Poet, The Book of Hours, Sonnets to Orpheus, The Duino Elegies
    Paul Klee (December 18, 1879)
       German/Swiss Expressionist, Cubist Painter
    Padraic Colum (December 8, 1881)
       Irish Poet, Folklorist, Dramatist, Novelist; The Land, Wild Earth, The Children's Homer, The King of Ireland's Son
    Diego Rivera (December 8, 1886)
       Mexican Social Realist, Muralist Painter
    Boris Karloff (November 23, 1887)
       English Actor; Frankenstein, The Miracle Man, The Mummy, The Black Cat, The Raven
    Harpo Marx (November 23, 1888)
       American Comedian of Vaudeville & Film; Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, Horse Feathers, Duck Soup, A Day at the Races
    C. S. Lewis (November 29, 1898)
       Irish Medievalist, Essayist, Literary Critic, Novelist; The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Space Trilogy
    Fritz Lang (December 5, 1890)
       Austrian/German/American Screenwriter, Director; Destiny, Metropolis, M, Fury, The Big Heat, While the City Sleeps
    Albert Frederick Arthur George Windsor (December 14, 1895)
       King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions
    Walt Disney (December 5, 1901)
       American Animator, Screenwriter, Director, Entrepreneur; Mickey Mouse, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, Bambi, Cinderella
    Leonid Brezhnev (December 19, 1906)
       General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
    Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (December 9, 1909)
       American Actor; The Three Musketeers, Stella Dallas, Little Caesar, Catherine the Great, Gunga Din
    Naguib Mahfouz (December 11, 1911)
       Egyptian Short Story Writer, Novelist, Playwright; Cairo Trilogy, Chitchat on the Nile, Children of Gebelawi, Akhenaten
    Spike Jones (December 14, 1911)
       American Musician, Satirical Songwriter; Cocktails for Two, Yes, We Have No Bananas, Man on the Flying Trapeze
    Carlo Ponti (December 11, 1912)
       Italian Film Producer; La strada, Two Women, Lola, Marriage Italian Style, Doctor Zhivago, Blowup
    Joe DiMaggio (November 25, 1914)
       American All-Star Baseball Player for the New York Yankees
    Frank Sinatra (December 12, 1915)
       American Vocalist, Actor, Producer; Strangers in the Night, My Way, From Here to Eternity, The Man with the Golden Arm
    Kirk Douglas (December 9, 1916)
       American Actor, Producer; Champion, Lust for Life, Paths of Glory, Spartacus, Seven Days in May
    Shirley Jackson (December 14, 1916)
       American Short Story Writer, Novelist; The Lottery, The Sundial, The Haunting of Hill House, The Possibility of Evil
    Betty Grable (December 18, 1916)
       American Actress, Dancer; Moon Over Miami, Springtime in the Rockies, Coney Island, Pin Up Girl
    Arthur C. Clarke (December 16, 1917)
       English Inventor, Essayist, Science Fiction Novelist; Childhood's End, 2001: A Space Odyssey
    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (December 11, 1918)
       Russian Historian, Poet, Novelist; One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, The Gulag Archipelago, November 1916
    Redd Foxx (December 9, 1922)
       American Stand-up Comedian, Television & Film Actor; Cotton Comes to Harlem, Sanford and Son, Harlem Nights
    Maria Callas 'La Divina' (December 2, 1923)
       Greek/American Soprano; Lucia, Armida, La Traviata, Il Pirata, La Sonnambula, Anna Bolena, Medea
    Julie Harris (December 2, 1925)
       American Actress; The Member of the Wedding, East of Eden, Requiem for a Heavyweight, The Haunting
    Sammy Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925)
       American Musician, Vocalist, Comedian, Actor; What Kind of Fool Am I, Candy Man, Ocean's Eleven, Robin & the 7 Hoods
    Dick Van Dyke (December 13, 1925)
       American Comedian, Actor; Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Dick Van Dyke Show
    Barry Gordy Jr. (November 28, 1929)
       American Music Producer, Founder of Motown Records
    Dick Clark (November 30, 1929)
       American Television Host; American Bandstand
    Christopher Plummer (December 13, 1929)
       Canadian Actor; The Sound of Music, Battle of Britain, Murder by Decree, The Insider, Syriana, Inside Man
    Bob Guccione (December 17, 1930)
       American Cartoonist, Painter, Photographer, Magazine Publisher; Penthouse, Viva, Omni, Spin
    Rita Moreno (December 11, 1931)
       Puerto Rican Dancer, Vocalist, Actress; Singin' in the Rain, The King and I, West Side Story, Carnal Knowledge
    Little Richard (December 5, 1932)
       American Rock 'n Roll Musician, Singer, Songwriter; Tutti Frutti, Long Tall Sally, Rip it Up, Lucille, Good Golly, Miss Molly
    Charlie Rich; 'The Silver Fox' (December 14, 1932)
       American Country Musician, Singer, Songwriter; Behind Closed Doors, The Most Beautiful Girl, A Very Special Love Song
    Cicely Tyson (December 19, 1933)
       American Fashion Model, Actress; Sounder, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Roots, Idlewild
    Woody Allen (December 1, 1935)
       American, Screenwriter, Actor, Director; Sleeper, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Hannah and Her Sisters, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
    Lou Rawls (December 1, 1935)
       American Soul Singer, Songwriter; Love is a Hurtin' Thing, A Natural Man, You'll Never Find, Lady Love
    Lee Remick (December 14, 1935)
       American Actress; Anatomy of a Murder, Days of Wine and Roses, The Running Man, The Omen, Tribute
    David Carradine (December 8, 1936)
       American Actor; Boxcar Bertha, Kung Fu, Bound for Glory, The Serpent's Egg, Kill Bill I & II
    Ridley Scott (November 30, 1937)
       English Film Director, Producer; Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, American Gangster, Body of Lies
    Jane Fonda (December 21, 1937)
       American Actress; Cat Ballou, Barefoot in the Park, Barbarella, Klute, Julia, On Golden Pond, The Morning After
    Liv Ullmann (December 16, 1938)
       Norwegian Actress; The Emigrants, 40 Carats, Scenes from a Marriage, The Serpent's Egg, Face to Face, The Rose Garden
    Tina Turner (November 26, 1939)
       American Singer, Songwriter; River Deep, Mountain High, Proud Mary, Let's Stay Together, What's Love Got to Do with it?
    Bruce Lee (November 27, 1940)
       Chinese/American Martial Arts Master, Instructor, Actor; Fist of Fury, Enter the Dragon, Game of Death
    Richard Pryor (December 1, 1940)
       American Comedian, Actor; That Nigger's Crazy, Is it Something I Said?, Silver Streak, Stir Crazy, Harlem Nights
    David Gates (December 11, 1940)
       American Singer, Songwriter, Vocalist for Bread; Make it with you, Baby I'm-a Want You, Lost Without Your Love
    Dionne Warwick (December 12, 1940)
       American Vocalist, Actress, U.N. Global Ambassador; Walk on By, Alfie, I Say a Little Prayer, That's What Friends Are For
    Frank Zappa (December 21, 1940)
       American Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Flim Director, Guitarist and Producer for The Mothers of Invention
    Beau Bridges (December 9, 1941)
       American Actor; Norma Rae, Heart Like a Wheel, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Jerry Maguire, Max Payne
    Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942)
       American Blues-Rock Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter; Little Wing, Manic Depression, Hey Joy, Purple Haze, Foxey Lady, Fire
    Harry Chapin (December 7, 1942)
       American Singer, Songwriter, World Hunger Activist; Taxi, A Better Place to Be, Circle, WOLD, Cat's in the Cradle, Sequel
    Randy Newman (November 28, 1943)
       American Pianist, Singer, Songwriter; Love Story, Mama Told Me Not to Come, Short People, I Think it's Going to Rain Today
    Jim Morrison (December 8, 1943)
       American Singer, Songwriter, Poet, Vocalist for The Doors; Break On Through, Light My Fire, People Are Strange, The End
    Dickey Betts (December 12, 1943)
       American Blues-Rock Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Co-founder of The Allman Brothers Band; Melissa, Jessica, Blue Sky
    Keith Richards (December 18, 1943)
       English Rock 'n Roll Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Co-founder of The Rolling Stones; The Last Time, Satisfaction
    Richard Leakey (December 19, 1944)
       Kenyan Paleoanthropologist, Conservationist, Author; People of the Lake, The Origin of Humankind, Wildlife Wars
    Bette Midler (December 1, 1945)
       American Vocalist, Actress; The Rose, Wind Beneath My Wings, From a Distance, Ruthless People, Beaches, Stella
    Gianni Versace (December 2, 1946)
       Italian Fashion Designer, Theatrical and Film Costume Designer
    Patty Duke (December 14, 1946)
       American Actress; The Miracle Worker, Valley of the Dolls, Me, Natalie, My Sweet Charlie, Prelude to a Kiss
    Steven Spielberg (December 18, 1946)
       American Director, Producer; Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E. T., The Color Purple, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan
    Carl Wilson (December 21, 1946)
       American Rock 'n Roll Guitarist, Singer, Co-founder of The Beach Boys
    Gregg Allman (December 8, 1947)
       American Blues Rock Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Co-founder of The Allman Brothers Band; Midnight Rider, Ramblin' Man
    Ozzy Osbourne (December 3, 1948)
       English Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Vocalist for Black Sabbath; Paranoid, Iron Man, Crazy Train, I Don't Wanna Stop
    Samuel L. Jackson (December 21, 1948)
       American Actor; Jungle Fever, Pulp Fiction, A Time to Kill, Jackie Brown, Shaft, Star Wars Episode I, II & III
    Alexander Godunov (November 28, 1949)
       Russian/American Ballet Dancer, Actor; Bolshoi Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Witness, Die Hard, Anna Karenina
    Jeff Bridges (December 4, 1949)
       American Actor; The Last Picture Show, Starman, The Fisher King, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Seabiscuit, Iron Man
    Tom Waits (December 7, 1949)
       American Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Actor; Ol' 55, Blue Valentines, Young at Heart, Downtown Train, Night on Earth
    Don Johnson (December 15, 1949)
       American Actor, Singer, Songwriter; Miami Vice, The Hot Spot, Born Yesterday, Guilty as Sin, Nash Bridges
    Paul Rodgers (December 17, 1949)
       English Rock Singer, Songwriter, Vocalist for Free, Bad Company & The Firm; All Right Now, Can't Get Enough, Radioactive
    Ed Harris (November 28, 1950)
       American Actor, Screenwriter, Director; The Right Stuff, The Firm, Nixon, Apollo 13, Pollock, The Hours, Appaloosa
    Joan Armatrading (December 9, 1950)
       English Blues Rock Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter; Love and Affection, Me Myself I, Drop the Pilot, Reach Out, The Messenger
    Tom Hulce (December 6, 1953)
       American Actor, Producer; Amadeus, Echo Park, Dominick & Eugene, Parenthood, Murder in Mississippi
    Kim Basinger (December 8, 1953)
       American Actress; The Natural, 9½ Weeks, Nadine, Cool World, The Getaway, L.A. Confidential, Cellular
    John Malkovich (December 9, 1953)
       American Actor; The Killing Fields, Empire of the Sun, Dangerous Liaisons, In the Line of Fire, Burn After Reading, Changeling
    Joel Coen (November 29, 1954)
       American Screenwriter, Director; Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing, Fargo, No Country for Old Men, Burn After Reading
    Ray Liotta (18 December 1954)
       American Actor; Something Wild, Dominick & Eugene, Field of Dreams, Goodfellas, Cop Land, Narc, Battle in Seattle
    Howie Mandel (November 29, 1955)
       Canadian/American Comedian, Actor, Producer, Game Show Host; St. Elsewhere, Bobby's World, Deal or No Deal
    Billy Idol (November 30, 1955)
       English Rock Musician, Singer, Songwriter; Dancing with Myself, Mony Mony, White Wedding, Eyes Without a Face
    Caroline Kennedy (November 27, 1957)
       Attorney, Author, Daughter of President, John F. Kennedy; In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action, The Right to Privacy
    John F. Kennedy Jr. (November 25, 1960)
       Lawyer, Journalist, Publisher, Son of President, John F. Kennedy; George - Not Just Politics as Usual
    Daryl Hannah (December 3, 1960)
       American Actress; Blade Runner, Splash, Legal Eagles, Roxanne, Wall Street, Steel Magnolias, Kill Bill I & II
    Julianne Moore (December 3, 1960)
       American Actress; An Ideal Husband, The End of the Affair, Magnolia, Far from Heaven, The Hours, Savage Grace
    Kenneth Branagh (December 10, 1960)
       Irish Actor, Film Director; Henry V, Dead Again, Much Ado About Nothing, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Hamlet, Valkyrie
    Jon Stewart (November 28, 1962)
       American Comedian, Actor, Author, Talk Show Host; Naked Pictures of Famous People, The Daily Show, America (The Book)
    Benjamin Bratt (December 16, 1963)
       American Actor; Law & Order , Clear and Present Danger, Traffic, Love in the ime of Cholera
    Brad Pitt (December 18, 1963)
       American Actor; Interview with the Vampire, Legends of the Fall, Se7en, Fight Club, Troy, Oceans Eleven, Burn After Reading
    Marisa Tomei (December 4, 1964)
       American Actress; My Cousin Vinny, In the Bedroom, Alfie, Factotum, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, The Wrestler
    Ben Stiller (November 30, 1965)
       American Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter; Reality Bites, There's Something About Mary, Meet the Parents, Tropic Thunder
    Sinead O'Connor (December 8, 1966)
       Irish Musician, Singer, Songwriter; Nothing Compares 2 U, Thank You for Hearing Me, This is to Mother You, No Man's Woman
    Kiefer Sutherland (December 21, 1966)
       Canadian Actor; Stand By Me, The Lost Boys, A Few Good Men, Dark City, 24, Phone Booth, The Sentinel
    Jamie Foxx (December 13, 1967)
       American Actor, Vocalist; Any Given Sunday, Ali, Collateral, Ray, Jarhead, Miami Vice, Dreamgirls
    Lucy Liu (December 2, 1968)
       American Actress; Ally McBeal, Charlie's Angels, Chicago, Kill Bill I, Domino, Lucky Number Slevin
    Jakob Dylan (December 9, 1969)
       American Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Vocalist for The Wallflowers; 6th Avenue Heartache, One Headlight
    Stuart Townsend (December 15, 1972)
       Irish Actor, Film Director; League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Queen of the Damned, Wonderland, Battle in Seattle
    Katherine Heigl (November 24, 1978)
       American Actress; Prince Valiant, Roswell, The Ringer, Grey's Anatomy, Knocked Up, 27 Dresses
    Jake Gyllenhaal (December 19, 1980)
       American Actor; October Sky, Donnie Darko, Brokeback Mountain, Jarhead, Zodiac, Rendition
    Britney Spears (December 2, 1981)
       American Musician, Dancer, Singer, Songwriter; Baby One More Time, Overprotected, My Prerogative

                                      Remember when the music
                                      Came from wooden boxes strung with silver wire
                                      And as we sang the words, it would set our minds on fire,
                                      For we believed in things, and so we'd sing.
                                      Remember when the music
                                      Brought the night across the valley as the day went down
                                      And as we'd hum the melody, we'd be safe inside the sound,
                                      And so we'd sleep, for we had dreams to keep.
                                      I feel that something's coming, and it's not just in the wind.
                                      It's more than just tomorrow, it's more than where we've been,
                                      It offers me a promise, it's telling me "Begin",
                                      I know we're needing something worth believing in.
                                      —Harry Chapin  (Born December 7, 1942)

    Development & Production Credits

    Primary Text : Laura Laurance   —   Theme Editing :  Louise Ogden
    Structural Design & Project Direction :  Rhey Cedron
    Art Direction :  Rhey Cedron   —   Art Production :  Mark Nelson & Ash' Murti
    Artistic Consultant :   Thierry Alberto
    Art Research :  Malcolm Hurrell  —   Support Research :  Walter McCrae
    (Life) Support Production : Henry Craig,  Joan Flandrin, Clara Kelly and
    a Patient Legion of Friends, Family & Angels

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