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Died Today (February 3rd): John Cassavetes (1929–1989)

johncassavetes.jpgJohn Cassavetes (1929–1989)

Born: December 9, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA
Died: February 3, 1989 (age 59) in Los Angeles, California, USA

There’s a difference between ad-libbing and improvising. And there’s a difference between not knowing what to do and just saying something. Or making choices as an actor. As a writer also, as a person who’s making a film, as a cameraman, everything is a choice. And it seems to me I don’t really have to direct anyone or write down that somebody’s getting drunk; all I have to do is say that there’s a bottle there and put a bottle there and then they’re going to get drunk. I don’t want to tell them how they’re going to get drunk. I don’t want to tell them how they’re going to get drunk, or what they would do, and I don’t want to restrict them in…

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Metamorphoses

Gorgon Sisters

As I stated inan earlier post, I’m a Virgo and true to sign, I often can’t see the forest for the trees. My natal chart is no exception. I don’t see a natal astrology chart as a whole, I see it in the parts which I can sometimes add together. There’s a Grand Trine in fire. There is a mutual reception between my Aries moon and my Cancer Mars.

There is one aspect in my chart which I have always just intuited. 8th House Uranus in Scorpio.

Scorpio is at home in the 8th house. Uranus is exalted in Scorpio. Uranus often indicates lightning-quick change while Scorpio is concerned with birth, death, and rebirth and the accompanying baggage with those concerns: freedom, money, sex, and transformation. Uranus is the natural ruler of Aquarius, an air sign. Air signs are generally preoccupied with ideas. Scorpio is a water sign…

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