(1923-1992)Charles Emerson

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Born with a stellium in Leo, Charles Emerson was one of the founding fathers of the National Council for Geocosmic Research, both the national organization and the New York City chapter. He served as president of the national organization. He was deeply interested in Uranian Astrology and was one of the founders of the Uranian Society. He also served on the editorial staff of the Astrological Review and In Search.

A high school math and science teacher before entering astrological practice full time, Charles was a professional astrologer for over 25 years and did a great deal of diligent and original research into Uranian, medical, and mundane astrology. Rectification was another of his specialties, using the 90 degree dial and other Uranian techniques. A courtly and social man, Charles, along with his wife Margaret, delighted in hosting dinner parties and events for the New York Chapter.

From James Herschel Holden's book, A History of Horoscopic Astrology ISBN9788669046386  p222:

      A(lfred) Charles Emerson (1923-1991), A.B. was a founding member of the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR) in 1971, and, with some assistance from Robert W. Cooper [click here for Robert Cooper's memorial)] and the American Federation of Astrologers, was instrumental in reconstituting that organization in the fall of the following year.   He was particularly interested in medical astrology and the astrology of the Hamburg School.   Emerson wrote The Case Book of Medical Astrology and Rectification by Uranian Techniques.

BIRTH AND DEATH DATA: AstroDatabank gives the following birth information, rated A, quoted in the NCGR Newsletter from Charles himself. He was born July 26, 1923, at 9:19 AM, in Omaha, NE. He died at the age of 69 in New York City on September 19, 1992.

One of Charles' students says that the time of 9:19 is a rectified time. At one point, she was working with Charles' chart, but called him and said, "Charles, this cannot be your actual time of birth, there are too many discrepancies. He said, "How did you know?" She told him she could tell by parameters she uses and confirmed by certain personal facts she knew about he and Margaret, and at that point, he admitted that he had used a rectified time (his rectification of course) and not the time of birth given on the birth certificate. He then gave her the recorded birth time of 9:30 AM, from a book at home.

Charles' commitment to groups is clear from his stellium of Sun, Mars, Mercury, and Neptune in Leo in the eleventh. Like many with a strong organizational bent, his Moon was in Capricorn. He had Virgo Rising, with a strong Uranus in Pisces closely opposite the Ascendant and square his Gemini Midheaven.

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Charles wrote many articles for the NCGR Journal and other publications. He was planning to turn his Correspondence Course into a book. Diana Rosenberg sent his friend, Eve de Alberich, Charles' notes with Margaret Emerson's approval. Eve put together a full copy of his correspondence course, keeping his original chartwheels and original handwriting and using the format Charles wanted. Much work was done on the project, but so far, it has not been published in book form.

NCGR National has some tapes by Charles, but the NY-NCGR (New York Chapter) is likely to have more.

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