Check Out These Birthday Twins!

I stumbled across an article on Yahoo! about uncanny sets of birthday twins — folks who were born the same day, month, and year. One example the article gives is George W. Bush and Sylvester Stallone, who were both born July 6, 1946.

Of course, as astrologers, we know that to be “real” birthday twins, the individuals in question must have been born at the same time and in roughly the same geographic location. I’d love to hear about true birthday twins, if anyone has any data.

Speaking of shared birthdays, longtime White House correspondent Helen Thomas and President-elect Barack Obama were both born Aug. 4, though in different years. Interesting then that Thomas takes Obama to task for picking the same old faces for his economic team in this column on the economy.

In her column, Thomas says we’re in a Depression. I’m listening, because the lady has seen a thing or two. She has covered the White House since John F. Kennedy’s administration. Obviously, Thomas wasn’t a member of the White House press corps during the Great Depression, but she was a teen during the worst of it, having been born in 1920.


Helen Thomas, Queen of the White House Correspondents

Back on Aug. 4, when it was Barack Obama’s birthday and I was busily calculating his solar return, my tipster Gastriques was prodding me to look at the chart of longtime White House correspondent Helen Thomas, another Leo born Aug. 4.

I’m catching up with Learning Curve on the Ecliptic and I see this weekend that she featured Thomas as the first in a series of “superwomen” that she plans to write about on Saturdays. So, here you go, Gastriques. Here’s everything you wanted to know about Helen Thomas, together with her natal chart.

So, in true Cindy Adams style, I’ll say: Don’t say I never did anything for you! (I know you wouldn’t, but it’s fun to channel Cindy!)