Popular Pisces Sun Sign People
Chelsea Victoria Clinton—2/27/80—is the only child of President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Hillary has said Chelsea’s name was inspired by a sightseeing tour of the Chelsea neighborhood of London, and that when Bill heard Judy Collins sing “Chelsea Morning,” he remarked that if they ever had a daughter they should name her Chelsea. They kept good on their promise. Chelsea was born in Little Rock, AR, during her Father’s first term as Governor of that state. She went to public schools there until her Father won the first term of his Presidency, but then graduated from the Sidwell Friends School, a private school in Washington, D.C. Her parents had no problem with Chelsea going to a public school, but she would have had too many privacy issues, and so was safer in a private school environment, making the job of the Secret Service easier as well. The Clintons tried very hard to give Chelsea as normal a life as possible during the years her Father was President, and often asked the press to stop invading her privacy. Although they did not always comply, Chelsea grew up to be a composed and confident young woman, able to speak for herself if and when reporters asked her rude questions, such as those concerning her Father’s affair with Monica Lewinsky.
Chelsea is Well Educated
Although Bill Clinton is a Southern Baptist, Chelsea was raised in her Mother’s Methodist faith. She attended a teen Bible group on weekends and was well liked by her classmates. Chelsea entered Stanford University in the fall of 1997, and majored in History. She graduated with highest honors. The subject of her undergraduate thesis was the 1998 Belfast Agreement in Northern Ireland, and her Father was interviewed for some of her research. Next Chelsea decided to attend University College, Oxford in 2001, the same school her Father once attended on a Rhodes scholarship. She arrived there right after the 9/11 attacks, and although at first she wanted to be there because of the diversity, she experienced much anti-American sentiment, so began to spend more time with Americans who understood her feelings.
Chelsea's Married Life
She is described as very charming and poised, and became more fashion conscious, especially when guided by family friend Donatella Versace. Chelsea began working towards a doctoral degree in International Relations from Oxford University, doing the work from New York, where she now lives with her husband of two years, Marc Mezvinsky. They had an interfaith ceremony on their July 31, 2010 outdoor wedding, at Astor Courts, the home of a friend which overlooks the Hudson River. Mezvinsky was born in 1977 to former Democratic PA Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky and former IA Democratic Congressman Edward Mezvinsky. The Clintons traveled in the same social circles as the Mezvinsky family, and Chelsea and Marc met on a Renaissance Weekend at Hilton Head Island, SC. These are weekends where prominent people come together to discuss ways to resolve world problems; and get in a little recreation too. Mark was raised in the conservative Jewish tradition. He was a Goldman Sachs Investment Banker at the time of the wedding, and is now an investment banker at 3G Capital Management. The couple lives in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of New York.
Her Mother's Biggest Supporter
Chelsea completed a Master of Public Health degree at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health in 2010. She has served as Assistant Vice Provost for the Global Network University of NY University, and worked on International Recruitment Strategies. Chelsea is now teaching graduate classes at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. She has served as a co-chairperson for fundraising for the Clinton Foundation, and serves on the Board of the American Ballet. In 2011, NBC hired Chelsea as a correspondent, and she does a segment on people who are “Making A Difference.” As Hillary Clinton is running for the Presidency, Chelsea will be taking on more responsibility with the Clinton Foundation.
Chelsea appears to be a private Pisces person, but had to be protected so much in her youth that it is unclear if she has yet to find her own voice, or if she is a very private Piscean who does not enjoy much attention except for a select group of family and friends. Chelsea campaigned often when Hillary made her bid for the Presidency, primarily at colleges, and she handled herself gracefully and tactfully. She made a speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in behalf of her Mother, calling her, “my hero and my Mother.” Hopefully, we will be hearing about her in the future, as she is very well educated and has lived through such a wealth of experience.
Edgar Cayce, Famous Healer and Psychic
Edgar Cayce—3/18/1877-1/3/1945—was a very religious man born in Kentucky, who was found to have psychic abilities, which he struggled hard to reconcile with his religious beliefs. He used to go into trance states and even though he did not know a person, if asked about one, he could “find” the person, and understand what medical problem they were suffering from. He could then offer a cure for their condition. He was often called “The Sleeping Prophet” because he could not do this in a waking state. He had to have trusted people in the room when he did these sessions, to be sure what he said was not misstated or that he was not taken advantage of.
It took Cayce a long time to feel confident about his “gift”, but he read the Bible once every year, and finally came to the view that since he was healing others, he was meant to do so. Hundreds of documented cases of Cayce’s work and healings are kept at the Association for Research and Enlightenment, or ARE, located in Virginia Beach, VA, kept by his son, Hugh Lynn Cayce. Edgar was found to be correct a great percentage of the time.
Famous Quote of Cayce's
Cayce Begins to Understand Reincarnation
Many people tried to use him and turn his work into a circus side show, but luckily he finally found the right people to support him. Later, he began to have visions of reincarnation when he was in a trance state in the same room with a patient, and later on he got interested in the Akashic Records, what the Bible calls “The Book of Life.” This is the information on all of the experiences our souls have experienced in all of its incarnations.He found that his secretary, Gladys, was his soul mate through all his incarnations.
During the years of the Great Depression, Cayce turned his attention to more spiritual matters. People wanted to learn to be psychic like him, but he found that his life purpose was to become a more loving and spiritually aware person. By this point, his readings were more about karma, reincarnation, developing intuition, astrology, past life regressions, auras and astral projections. As Cayce became more popular, all the readings and consults he did took a big toll on his health, and he had to cut back on his work.
Some of Cayce’s ideas were controversial; actually, most were at that time. He claimed that there were five “root races”, white, black, red, brown and yellow, created at the same time but on different parts of the Earth. Helena Blavatsky also made a similar claim, in her Theosophical Society, home of many famous people. Some were also skeptical of some of Cayce’s cures, but most were organic and still in use today. It is a wonderful thing that all his records were saved at ARE, and are available to anyone who wants to visit and learn!
Amy Tan, Famous Author
Amy Tan—2/19/52—is an American author of Asian ancestry who explores the relationships between Mothers and Daughters in many of her works. Her most successful book to date is The Joy Luck Club, which was also made into a successful movie. Tan has written several bestsellers, among them The Kitchen God’s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter’s Daughter, and Saving Fish from Drowning.
She often uses plotlines where the Mother was from China, and is trying to understand the lifestyle of a daughter who grew up in the United States, thanks to the Mother who brought her there, only to find that her daughter’s values and life are nothing like hers when she was a young mother. There are usually several stories going on about different families, and some are heartbreaking, as some of these older women had to leave one or more children behind in China. Sometimes the Mother left what she perceived the stronger daughter behind, because she would have a harder life. Other times the Mother brought the stronger daughter to the U.S., because she saw that this child had qualities that would help her find more opportunity in America. Either way, it must have been an awful choice to make. It is always very emotional when they finally talk, and the daughter realizes how much her Mother gave up for her, and finally gets why she senses her Mother disapproves so much of her lifestyle. Asian people have very high standards, and most of the younger generation feels as if they cannot live up to their parent’s expectations of them, or are so afraid of shaming them, even in our times.
Amy Writes Children's Books and is Musical
Tan has also ventured into writing children’s books, and Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat, was turned into an animated series on PBS. Amy also does commercials in which she encourages young people to read and write. She is also part of a Rock and Roll band called The Rock Bottom Remainders, which boasts other famous writers, among them Stephen King, Dave Barry, Matt Groening and Scott Turow. They do it for the fun and donate any money they make to charity.
Amy Tan was born in Oakland, CA, the 2nd of three children born to Chinese immigrants. Her Mother, Daisy, was forced to leave three daughters behind in Shanghi when she remarried John Tan, an electrical engineer and Baptist Minister. What a cruel price to pay! This awful incident was the basis of the Joy Luck Club, whose plotline I described earlier because it left such an impression on me when I read it. When Amy was 15, both her Father and brother Peter died of brain tumors within a year of each other. Tan has admitted to suffering severe periods of depression. Amy finished High School in Switzerland, and this is when she learned of her Mother’s abusive marriage in China, where she had to leave the girls behind in order to get out of the marriage. Amy traveled to China with Daisy in 1987, allowing her to meet her three half sisters, and allowing Daisy to see them again. Amy lives in Sausalito, CA, with her husband Louis DeMattei, a tax lawyer she met on a blind date, and got her BA and MA degrees in English at San Jose State University. I hope she writes a new book soon!
Dr. Seuss or Theodor Seuss Geisel
Dr. Seuss or Theodor Seuss Geisel—3/2/1904—9/24/91—was the beloved and imaginative creator of the Dr. Seuss books for children, which are famous around the world. Geisel was born in Springfield, MA, and had a love of writing from early in life. When he attended Dartmouth College, he was the editor in chief of the humor magazine called The Dartmouth Jack O’ Lantern. He got caught drinking in his dorm room (Pisces people like to drink) and one of the punishments was that he could no longer edit his magazine. He continued to do so anyway, and adopted the pen name Seuss, and apparently got away with it. After graduating from Dartmouth, Seuss entered Lincoln College, Oxford, working towards a Doctorate in Philosophy in English Literature. He met his future wife Helen Palmer there, got married in 1927, and returned to the U.S. without finishing the degree.
He kept submitting humorous articles to various magazines and newspapers, and in 1927 his first cartoon ran in the Saturday Evening Post. Seuss first became famous for his funny ads about an insecticide called Flit, and was able to support himself and wife through the Great Depression by writing ads for General Electric, NBC, Standard Oil, and Narragansett Brewing Company. Seuss made a pretty big name for himself making booklets for motor boat lubricants, of all things! His booklet was named Secrets of the Deep, and he drew an imaginary ship deck called the SS Essomarine, providing a place for pictures of the “Admirals” to be taken. At the year’s boat show in 1941, Seuss provided the Navigamarama exhibit and Sea Lawyers Gazette. His last contribution to this series was a mermaid, Essie Neptune, and this is where we see more of his whimsical side coming out.
It Began with I Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street
I Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street was submitted and rejected 27 times, but luckily for his readers, Seuss did not give up trying to entertain with his outrageous and lovable characters. As World War II began, Seuss wrote many political cartoons to express his anti-war stance, and to express how he deplored racism. But in 1942 he did turn his efforts to supporting the country by making posters for the Treasury Department and the War Production Board. After the war, Seuss and his wife moved to La Jolla, CA, and he returned his attention to children’s books. He published favorites such as If I Ran the Zoo, Horton Hears a Who, Green Eggs and Ham, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and If I Ran the Circus. Three of those were awarded Caldecott Medals, now called Caldecott Honor Books. Seuss also ran a few stories in Redbook Magazine, such as The Sneeches, and they have been reprinted many times since those first appearances.
Life Magazine ran an article on childhood illiteracy in 1954, and it intimated that the cause of this was boring reading material. The director of the education division of publisher Houghlin Mifflin made a list of 348 words he thought that first grade students should recognize, and asked Dr. Seuss to cut that list to 250 of the words and see what he could write with them to entertain the children and encourage them to read more. He challenged Seuss to write a book a first grader “would not be able to put down,” and Seuss delivered it with The Cat in the Hat. From then onward, Seuss went on to write many silly and engaging books still loved by children (and the adults that read to them) today all over the world. Seuss went on to use more of the list of words in One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, and Green Eggs and Ham, and in 1960 they outsold any other books marketed for children. Seuss was so imaginative in thinking up amusing creatures who still had the same, everyday problems regular people encounter in life, and he showed that the problems could be overcome.
Seuss Makes Reading Fun
Geisel went on to write many more books, both in the simplified manner, which were marketed as Beginner Books, and in his older, more elaborate style. In October of 1967, his wife committed suicide, as she had been suffering both from cancer and Geisel had been having an affair. He married Audrey Dimond in 1968, but never had any children of his own. Geisel died of throat cancer in 1991 at the ripe age of 87. The University of CA San Diego Library Building was renamed the Geisel Library in his honor. A garden honoring him was made in his hometown of Springfield, MA in 2002. It has sculptures of Dr. Seuss and many of his characters. He was inducted into the CA Hall of Fame, and Google sometimes uses his logo to commemorate his birthday.
Many of us grew up reading Dr. Seuss, and his characters still are very funny, and often the story has a moral to it as well. The Sneeches is about some people who think they are better than others for silly reasons. He also wrote a book aimed at young people graduating college called The Places You’ll Go, the last book he wrote, about the journey of life and its challenges. Seuss gave two great pieces of advice. The first is about direction, and he says, “Simple it’s not, I’m afraid you will find, for a mind maker to make up his mind.” But once the person does, and worries about how well they will do in life, Seuss offers the following encouragement, “Will you succeed? Yes, you will indeed. 98 ¾ % guaranteed!” Those are pretty good odds from the man who succeeded in making so many children enjoy reading!
Dakota Fanning—2/3/1994—is a young American actress who first was noticed in her performance in I Am Sam. She has appeared in other movies, such as War of the Worlds with Tom Cruise, Man on Fire, and Charlotte’s Web. She was born in Conyers, GA, and enjoyed acting in hometown plays at the Town Lake Art Center in Woodstock, GA. She got her start in acting on a Tide commercial at the age of 5. She had a guest role on ER, and this got her other TV roles: on CSI Crime Scene Investigation, The Practice, and Spin City. Dakota also appeared as younger versions of both Ellen Degeneres and Calista Flockhart of Ally McBeal in their shows. But when she was chosen to work opposite Sean Penn in I Am Sam, a tale about a mentally challenged man who still wants custody of his daughter, she was nominated for a Screen Actor’s Guild Award, even though she was only 7 years old. She won the Best Young Actress Award for this performance.
Stephen Spielberg was looking for someone to play a child’s part in a science fiction mini-series called Taken. It was an interesting story, during the period when people saw UFO’s land in Roswell in 1948, and it follows what happens to three local families, three generations after the UFO landing as the story goes on. Dakota had “a perfect sort of otherworldly look about her, she was an enchanting young actress capable of carrying a role with great weight”, according to Spielberg. She appeared in three other films that same year, Trapped, Sweet Home Alabama, and Hansel and Gretel. Dakota starred in two other films the following year, an uptight child who has an immature nanny in Uptown Girls, and Sally in The Cat in the Hat. She has done voice over work for animated projects, voicing Satsuki in Disney’s My Neighbor Totoro, a little girl in The Family Guy, and a young version of Wonder Woman in an episode of Cartoon Network’s Justice League.
There was some controversy when her parents allowed Dakota to be in a scene where her character is raped. It was Hounddog, a story of small town violence and abuse. Fanning defended her parent’s decision, because she said there was no rape happening, it was acting. She was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, at age 12, the youngest actor in history to have that honor. She has been mentioned in Forbes magazine as one of the Top Earning Stars under 18 (she is 18 as this is being written).
Dakota has kept very busy and the roles keep coming to her. In 2008, she was in a movie adaptation of The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. The story is about a lonely young girl who runs away with her caregiver and best friend to escape a troubled relationship with her Father. The three of them are taken in by a weird trio of beekeeping sisters, played by Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys and Sophie Okonedo. Fanning played Jane in New Moon and took up the role again in Eclipse, based on the novels by Stephanie Meyer. Fanning also played Jane in Breaking Dawn.
Dakota is the face of the perfume Oh Lola! In 2011 she played Annie James in The Motel Life, released in mid 2012. Dakota graduated from Campbell Hall School where she was on the cheerleading squad and was The Homecoming Queen. Now she is studying at New York University. Dakota has been signed to be represented by William Morris Endeavor, so it appears she will continue her frantic work pace! She is very talented, and if you have the chance to see the mini-series Taken, be sure to do so. It’s a gripping tale.