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The following are excerpts, used with permission, from a longer memorial to Charles Jayne
by Michael Erlewine on the Matrix website.
"Charles Jayne was well educated. He studied philosophy at Princeton
University, electrical engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute,
and psychology at Columbia University, not to mention courses at the
Asia Institute. From 1961 - 1969, he was a technical analyst on Wall
Street. On the esoteric side, he was well schooled in occult theory in
general and Theosophy in particular.
"There can be little question that Charles Jayne is the
father of modern technical astrology, at least from the tropical
standpoint. It is impossible to examine the great many articles and books
he wrote over the course of 57 years without coming to this conclusion.
"Jayne's book on progressions
and directions is still the most comprehensive ever published. His work on
eclipses, sensitive points, cosmic structure, locality astrology,
rectification, long-term cycles, and pre/post-natal charts is
"In particular, Jayne was interested in the astronomical structure of
astrology. To Charles Jayne, astronomy
was the physical signature of the spiritual and the intuitive.
Astronomy was, above all, revelatory for Jayne. He knew that the spiritual world
is reflected in the physical and he listened for the latest scientific
results like words from an oracle. He often remarked that the physical
universe is but the shadow of God.
"Jayne participated in a wide variety of astrological groups and
associations. Some examples: He was vice-president of Nicholas DeVore's
Astrological Research Society, founded his own Astrological Bureau in 1953,
founded Astrological Research Associates in 1958, which published the
first international astrological periodical, In Search. Jayne, along
with Charles Emerson, Harry Darling, and
Dr. Edgar Wagner, was one of the founding fathers of NCGR. In addition, he was
president of the Astrologers Guild of America from 1958 to 1960.
In 1970, Charles created ARC, the Association for Research in
Cosmecology, and began publishing the very fine technical
journal, Cosmecology Bulletin.
"Jayne was far more than an astrological technician locked up in some
ivory tower. In the more than 50 years during which he studied and
practiced astrology, he gave countless classes, seminars, and weekend
workshops, not to mention his counseling practice, which was constant.
For over nine years, he and his wife Vivia (a first-rate astrologer in her own right) wrote
what has been called the best daily newspaper astrology column in
the business. It appeared in the New York Daily News.
"I miss Charles Jayne, both as a friend and as a progressive
force within the astrological community. Astrologers of the caliber of
Jayne are few and far between. Knowing Charles was a tremendous experience."
BIRTH AND DEATH DATA
According to Lois Rodin's Astrodatabank:
Charles A. Jayne, Jr. was born October 9, 1911, in Jenkintown,
PA at 10:43 PM (given) but 10:39:30 PM (rectified).
He passed away on
December 31, 1985, at 8:32 PM at Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen, NY.
See the Chart
BOOKS: The Seattle Metaphysical Library
a membership organization which ships books by mail to members, has an especially good
collection of Charles Jayne's books.
In June, 2000, Bill Meridian wrote for this memorial:
"Charles Jayne was my teacher and friend for 12 years. His greatest
accomplishments are unknown. He studied eclipses and their paths for 12
years and had developed a working system of mundane astrology by the early
1950s. I have spent a decade unraveling the eclipse path secrets, and I have
software and hardware that was not available during his time.
"His work with unknown planets is remarkable. I was with him on
the day when he rectified a chart by placing Midas (windfall material
gains) on the ascendant. It turned out that the lady client had received
much real estate in a divorce
"He taught that all astrological techniques worked. It was up to the
astrologer to reach into the bag of tricks for the tool needed to answer
the client's question. He also advised that to be the best astrologer, one
should study astronomy. He guided me into using declination, right
ascension, helio, speed, distance, etc. in my work. These tools have been
very useful in financial astrology. His rejection of psychological
astrology was a reflection of his own preference for the more mental side
of the field. He was mentioned very favorably by James Dines in his book
about technical stock market analysis. I shall always remember him."
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CREDITS: Photos of Charles
Jayne are from the Matrix memorial by Michael
Erlewine. The background set was based on clip art from Art Today.