Happy Birthday Stanislas

I don’t know if his descendants will join me, but Stanislas is turning 172 years-old today.

Dennis Lagasse II

9 August 1842 – 5 June 1927

baptism 1842


Born a Leo, he must have been a proud man.

Few readers know that I got interested in astrology when I was turning 18 in the mid sixties.

Astrology was a big thing then and I got curious.

Reading about Capricorns I felt the description did not fit me.

Capricorns were said to be tall and thin.

At around 300 pounds I was not that thin although I was 5 feet 10 inches tall. Anyway I got curious, and when I get curious I tend to get overboard. I started by making my astrology chart using ephemeris.

Lo and behold I had five planets in Capricorn!

Sun, Jupiter, Moon, Mercury and Mars.

I got more curious. My rising sign was Scorpio which makes people curious…

Are you the curious type?

I know Rosh is.

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Can you spot Stanislas on this picture?


Found on Astrodienst Website, a quick description of Stanislas’ astral chart.

If born in the morning…

Sun in Leo, Moon in Virgo

You were born with the Sun in Leo and the Moon in Virgo. Internally, Leo has a fiery, ardent, and overpowering psychological makeup. The predominantly Leonian individual is dignified, proud, commanding, powerful, and magnanimous. These qualities are not very well expressed in terms of the personality, because the Moon in Virgo introduces a different influence; it restrains these characteristics, emphasizing your more practical side, such as performing services for others. These qualities conflict with the Leonian, and unless you somehow attempt to harmonize your internal self with your personality role you will be an unhappy person. Notice that though internally you burn with the desire for authority and power, the role of the Virgo is that of service and a subordinate position. The only area in which Virgo and Leo do agree is that Leo gives tremendous clarity and perspective concerning the pride, emotions, and ideas of other people, while Virgo gives an analytical capacity which facilitates deep comprehension. Virgo inhibits the natural traits of a predominantly Leonian individual, causing you to occupy a lower position in life and to be subjected to much snubbing. Others see you as a person who does not want to take the lead in all matters (although you secretly harbor the desire to do just that). You are attentive, careful, and observant. Outwardly, you are pure in love and sexual matters, but inwardly, you have a devouring passion. Try to harmonize the power of Leo with the cleverness of Virgo, and you will have total success, both in material concerns and in your relationships with others.

If born after 12 o’clock

Sun in Leo, Moon in Libra

You were born with the Sun in Leo and the Moon in Libra. This is an excellent combination, which gives you good taste, sociability, and the ability to take on authority when necessary. Your inner psychological nature is proud, dignified, commanding, powerful, and very strong-willed. You have natural leadership and a sense of creativeness. You are generous and faithful and can be trusted. The key words to your individuality or inner life are nobility, clarity, and faithfulness. You are very vital and quick. Inwardly you often feel unappreciated, because you expect from others the same frank treatment which you give to them. You tend to do everything on a rather grand scale. Fortunately, your personality comes under the rulership of the Moon in Libra, which channels these traits and makes them more suited to real life. Others view you essentially as an easy-going person who desires company and who knows how to create a pleasant atmosphere. In love you are very charming and successful but somewhat unstable. You have within you the power and the ability to make the Libran qualities more profound and to soften your innate rougher traits. The result will be a better-integrated being.