I owe an enormous debt to Katharine De Jersey. My Aunt Emily, who felt I should read it, gave me her autobiography, Destiny X 6: An Astrologer’s Casebook.  And an astrologer was born.

De Jersey (1913-2005) was a well-known “celebrity” astrologer, who practiced in Chicago from the ‘40s until her death from pneumonia in 2005.  Her book is a fascinating glimpse into the day-to-day workings of a consulting astrologer—in the hard-nosed, pragmatic days before the cosmic ‘60s.

It is also a thumping good read.