Celebrity Charts

Celebrity Chart: Judy Collins — still going strong at 78!

The other day I heard on the radio that Judy Collins would be performing in concert with Stephen Stills, and then doing her own concert tour after that. I was intrigued that she was still performing and touring, and wondered how old she was and what gave her such staying power… in an industry that sees so many musical artists come and go.

With the amazing tool of Human Design to help understand how she’s wired energetically, I ran her chart and also looked up some of her history.

It turns out she is 78 (almost exactly a year older than Wayne Dyer would have been), and still going strong!

Her chart gives us great clues about her sustainability, her sensitivity, and what has kept her driven all these years.

photo of Judy Collins at Cambridge Folk Festival 2008, by Bryan Ledgard from Yorkshire, UK – judy collins, CC BY 2.0,  https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=61825218

 

BACKGROUND  (excerpted from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judy_Collins)

Judy Collins (born May 1, 1939) is an American singer and songwriter known for her eclectic tastes in the material she records (which has included folk music, show tunes, pop music, rock and roll and standards) and for her social activism.

Collins’ debut album A Maid of Constant Sorrow was released in 1961 [age 22], but it was the lead single from her 1967 album Wildflowers, “Both Sides, Now” — written by Joni Mitchell — that gave Collins international prominence. The single hit the Top 10 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart and won Collins her first Grammy Award for Best Folk Performance. She enjoyed further success with her recordings of “Someday Soon”, “Chelsea Morning”, “Amazing Grace”, and “Cook with Honey”.

Collins experienced the biggest success of her career with her recording of Stephen Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns” from her best-selling 1975 album Judith. The single charted on the Billboard Pop Singles chart in 1975 and then again in 1977, spending 27 non-consecutive weeks on the chart and earning Collins a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female, as well as a Grammy Award for Sondheim for Song of the Year.

[Her career has been brilliantly successful spanning many decades but her personal life has had many challenges.]

Collins contracted polio at the age of eleven and spent two months in the hospital in isolation.

Collins has been married twice. Her first marriage in 1958 to Peter Taylor produced her only child, Clark C. Taylor, born the same year. The marriage ended in divorce in 1965.

In 1962, shortly after her debut at Carnegie Hall, Collins was diagnosed with tuberculosis and spent six months recuperating in a sanatorium.

Collins later admitted having suffered from bulimia after she quit smoking in the 1970s. “I went straight from the cigarettes into an eating disorder”, she told People magazine in 1992. “I started throwing up. I didn’t know anything about bulimia, certainly not that it is an addiction or that it would get worse. My feelings about myself, even though I had been able to give up smoking and lose 20 lbs., were of increasing despair.” She has written at length of her years of addiction to alcohol, the damage it did to her personal and musical life and how it contributed to her feelings of depression. She entered a rehabilitation program in Pennsylvania in 1978 and has maintained her sobriety ever since, even through such traumatic events as the death of her only child, Clark, who committed suicide in 1992 at age 33 after a long bout with clinical depression and substance abuse. Since his death, she has also become an activist for suicide prevention. In April 1996, she married designer Louis Nelson, whom she had been seeing since 1979. They live in Manhattan in New York City.

Remainder of this Background section is excerpted from:  http://www.judycollins.com/biography/

Throughout the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and up to the present, she has remained a vital artist, enriching her 1972catalog with critically acclaimed albums while balancing a robust touring schedule.

Prolific as ever In 2012, she released the CD/DVD Judy Collins Live At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art which aired on PBS. This special television program was nominated for a New York Emmy and won a Bronze Medal at the 2013 New York Festival International Television & Film Awards.  Based on it’s success, in 2014 she filmed another spectacular show in Ireland at Dromoland Castle.  Live In Ireland was released in 2014.  This program also won a Bronze Medal at the 2014 New York Festival International Television & Film Awards and the program will broadcast on PBS in 2014 and 2015.

Judy has also authored several books, including the powerful and inspiring, Sanity & Grace and her extraordinary memoir, Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music. For her most recent title to be released in 2017, Cravings, she provides a no-holds barred account of her harrowing struggle with compulsive overeating, and the journey that led her to a solution. Alternating between chapters on her life and those of the many diet gurus she has encountered along the way (Atkins, Jean Nidtech of Weight Watchers, Andrew Weil, to name a few), Cravings is the culmination of Judy’s genuine desire to share what she’s learned—so that no one has follow her heart-rending path to recovery.

In addition, she remains a social activist, representing UNICEF and numerous other causes. She is the director (along with Jill Godmillow) of an Academy Award-nominated film about Antonia Brico – PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN, the first woman to conduct major symphonies around the world–and Judy’s classical piano teacher when she was young.

Judy Collins, now 78, is as creatively vigorous as ever, writing, touring worldwide, and nurturing fresh talent. She is a modern day Renaissance woman who is also an accomplished painter, filmmaker, record label head, musical mentor, and an in-demand keynote speaker for mental health and suicide prevention. She continues to create music of hope and healing that lights up the world and speaks to the heart.

 

CHART & CHART REVIEW

Below is Judy’s Human Design chart and my audio recording of a quick overview of her chart.  The recording is not intended to be a thorough Reading –I could talk for several hours about a chart!  I’ve simply pulled key aspects of this chart that really illuminate why she is the way she is.

Click the play arrow to listen now, or click the download link to listen later.  Enjoy!

(I mention in the recording that Judy is 77, but she actually turned 78 in May this year. Also, there is a little glitch somewhere in minute 6, but not much was lost. I simply don’t have time to re-record it right now.)

Right CLICK HERE to download the MP3

 

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Celebrity Chart: Wayne Dyer – powerful world influencer

Wayne Dyer

Dr. Wayne Dyer, who passed in 2015, had a remarkable and lasting impact on our world particularly in the areas of self-help and spiritual growth. He was a Projector Type, and I had great fun looking at his chart (see Chart Review section below) to see what was in his inherent energetic design that he leveraged so effectively.
photo by Phil Konstantin

 

BACKGROUND

Wayne Walter Dyer (May 10, 1940 – August 30, 2015) was an American philosopher, author and motivational speaker. His first book, Your Erroneous Zones (1976), is one of the best-selling books of all time, with an estimated 35 million copies sold to date.

In addition to the many works he produced that are described below, he had three marriages, six children and 2 stepchildren. He was a busy guy!

 

Remainder of this Background section is from:  http://www.drwaynedyer.com/about-dr-wayne-dyer/

WAYNE W. DYER was an internationally renowned author and speaker in the fields of self-developmentDr. Wayne Dyer and spiritual growth. Over the four decades of his career, he wrote more than 40 books, including 21 New York Times bestsellers. He created many audio and video programs, and appeared on thousands of television and radio shows.

He starred in 10 National Public Television specials—featuring his books Manifest Your Destiny, Wisdom of the Ages, There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem, and the New York Times bestsellers 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace, The Power of Intention, Inspiration, Change Your Thoughts—Change Your Life, Excuses Begone!Wishes Fulfilled, and I Can See Clearly Now—which raised over $250 million for public television.

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Dyer held a doctorate in educational counseling from Wayne State University and had served as an associate professor at St. John’s University in New York. Through his early work in college-level teaching and clinical psychology, he discovered a widespread need for the principles of self-discovery and personal growth, and sought to bring these ideas to a wider audience. His first book for general readers, Your Erroneous Zones, published in 1976, became an international bestseller and launched his career as an author and speaker.

After publishing a string of best-selling books on the practical psychology of self-improvement, Dyer felt a shift occur in his thinking that led him to explore the spiritual aspects of human experience. “My purpose is to help people look at themselves and begin to shift their concepts,” he said. “Remember, we are not our country, our race, or religion. We are eternal spirits. Seeing ourselves as spiritual beings without label is a way to transform the world and reach a sacred place for all of humanity.”

Dyer was affectionately called the “father of motivation” by his fans. Despite a childhood spent in orphanages and foster homes, he overcame many obstacles to make his dreams come true and spent much of his life showing others how to do the same. His main message was that every person has the potential to live an extraordinary life. What’s more, it’s possible for every person to manifest their deepest desires—if they honor their inner divinity and consciously choose to live from their “Highest Self.”

When not traveling the globe delivering his uplifting words, Dyer wrote from his home in Maui—enjoying the beauty of nature, his swims with the sea creatures, and happy visits from his children and grandchildren. In 2015, he left his body, returning to Infinite Source to embark on his next adventure.

 

CHART REVIEW

Below is Wayne’s Human Design chart and my audio recording of a quick overview of his chart.  The recording is not intended to be a thorough Reading –I could talk for several hours about his chart!  I’ve simply pulled key aspects of his chart that really illuminate why he was the way he was.  And there are NO surprises here!

wayne-dyer-chart

Here is the recording of my quick Chart Review of Wayne Dyer’s Human Design chart.  Click the play arrow to listen now, or click the download link to listen later.  Enjoy!

Right CLICK HERE to download MP3

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Celebrity Chart: Joan Rivers–how she did it!

Here is a brief look at a celebrity’s Human Design chart using just a few of many aspects and layers of a chart. Our purpose here is to give you just a partial glimpse, through Human Design, into this person’s energy dynamics.

Joan Rivers – powerhouse of a Projector!

Birth: June 8, 1933 at 2:00am in Brooklyn, New York

Death: September 4, 2014 in Manhattan, New York, at age 81

I love looking at Human Design charts of famous people and making sense of their personalities and behaviors from their chart.  And in some cases, clearing up mysteries about them.  This is one of those “mystery” cases.  Here’s why.  I personally wasn’t a big fan of Joan Rivers’ style of humor but I always respected her and her long and successful career.  When she made her transition to nonphysical in Sept., I ran her chart just for fun.  I had assumed she was a Generator or Manifesting Generator because of her seemingly inexhaustible energy and long-sustaining career.

I was WRONG.

She was a Projector.  So then I got really interested in using her chart to understand HOW she had been so sustainable through nearly six decades of performing and being a very public figure.

Joan Rivers photo

Joan Rivers in 2010

Background

Joan Rivers was a multi-talented comedienne, actress and much more who performed for well over five decades.

She was in 27 films, wrote 12 books, and was in over 40 TV shows during 1968-2014 (some that ran for many years).

She also did theater work, including Broadway, and received many awards and nominations including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1989.

Below are more details about Joan, her Human Design chart, and my review of what her chart tells us about her extraordinarily productive life and career.

Joan’s Biography*

Joan Alexandra Molinsky, better known by her stage name Joan Rivers, was an American actress, comedienne, writer, producer, and television host. She was best known for her stand-up comedy and red carpet interviews, and for co-hosting the E! celebrity fashion show Fashion Police from 2010 to 2014, as well as starring in the reality series Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? alongside her daughter Melissa Rivers from 2011 to 2014. She often appeared on QVC shopping channel, selling jewelery and fashion items that she had created. Continue reading

Celebrity Chart: Robin Williams

Here is a brief look at a celebrity’s Human Design chart using just a few of many aspects and layers of a chart. Our purpose here is to give you just a partial glimpse, through Human Design, into this person’s energy dynamics.

Robin Williams – Funniest Man

Birth:  July 21, 1951 at 1:34pm in Chicago, Illinois

Death:  August 11, 2014 in Tiburon, California

Background

[Robin Williams photo]

Robin Williams entertaining troops on USS Enterprise, Dec. 2003

From Wikipedia*:

Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco’s comedy renaissance. After rising to fame as Mork in the TV series Mork & Mindy (1978–82), Williams went on to establish a career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting.

His film career included acclaimed work such as Popeye (1980), The World According to Garp (1982), Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), Awakenings (1990), The Fisher King (1991), and Good Will Hunting (1997), as well as financial successes such as Hook (1991), Aladdin (1992), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Jumanji (1995), The Birdcage (1996), Night at the Museum (2006), and Happy Feet (2006). He appeared in the music video for Bobby McFerrin’s song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”.

Williams was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as therapist Dr. Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting. He received two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and five Grammy Awards.

On August 11, 2014, Williams died of an apparent suicide at his home in Paradise Cay, California. Continue reading

Celebrity Chart: The Dalai Lama

Here is a brief look at a celebrity’s Human Design chart using just a few of many aspects and layers of a chart. Our purpose here is to give you just a partial glimpse, through Human Design, into this person’s energy dynamics.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Birth: July 6, 1935 at 4:38am in Taktser, Qinghai Province, China (also known as the Amdo region of Tibet)

Background*

By paddy patterson (Flickr: Dalai lama) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

By paddy patterson (Flickr: Dalai lama) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is recognized worldwide as an embodiment of peace, wisdom and compassion.

He is the 14th Dalai Lama (religious name: Tenzin Gyatso, born: Lhamo Dondrub) and the longest lived. Dalai Lamas are the head monks of the Gelug school, the newest of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, and is also well known for his lifelong advocacy for Tibetans inside and outside Tibet.

The Dalai Lama was selected at age two as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama and began his training at age six, although he was only formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama on November 17, 1950, at age 15. The Gelug school’s government administered an area roughly corresponding to the Tibet Autonomous Region just as the new People’s Republic of China wished to assert central control over it. There is controversy over whether the respective governments ever reached an agreement for a joint Chinese-Tibetan administration. Continue reading

Celebrity Chart: Jared Leto

Here is a brief look at a celebrity’s Human Design chart using just a few of many aspects and layers of a chart. Our purpose here is to give you just a partial glimpse, through Human Design, into this person’s energy dynamics.

Jared Leto – Uncommonly Talented 1/3 Manifesting Generator

Birth: December 26, 1971 at 12:36pm in Bossier City, Louisiana

Background

Many thanks to my loyal reader Maya Oliver who suggested Jared for this Celebrity Chart article and who provided a wonderfully detailed description of him, his background, and his diverse accomplishments. I’ve used most of what she sent me in this Background section!

Here is a direct quote from Maya:

Jared LetoFrom music and film, to new business ventures and philanthropy, I am continually blown away by the energy, drive and dedication Leto puts into everything he does. His work leaves me inspired and motivated to believe, follow my dreams, work hard and fight the good fight.

 

I think his story and energy would be really interesting, and even inspiring, to many people and your readers would really enjoy learning about someone who is such a creative powerhouse, using their energy and ability to create such meaningful impacts in people’s lives.

 

Photo By nicolas genin from Paris, France (66ème Festival de Venise (Mostra)) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Jared Leto is an incredible musician, actor, film maker, entrepreneur, innovator, philanthropist and an all-around fascinating, highly-focused and deeply-driven human being who is making long-lasting and meaningful impacts on the world. Continue reading

Celebrity Chart: Nikola Tesla – forgotten genius

Here is a brief look at a celebrity’s Human Design chart using just a few of many aspects and layers of a chart. Our purpose here is to give you just a partial glimpse, through Human Design, into this person’s energy dynamics.

Nikola Tesla

Birth: July 10, 1856 at around midnight, in Smiljan, Yugoslavia (now Croatia)

Death: January 7, 1943

Background

Nikola TeslaThis tall (6ft2), skinny (148 lbs) genius inventor and engineer pioneered some of the world’s most important inventions. His tireless work on the Alternating Current electrical system in the late 1880’s gave us our US power system, which then became the standard for electricity across the globe.

He held 300 patents from 26 countries and was also a poet, philosopher, lover of fine music, food and wine, and a linguist (he spoke 8 languages).

Although I found conflicting birth times for him, biographical accounts of his birth at the stroke of midnight during an electrical storm led me to simply choose midnight for creating his Human Design chart.

The prophetic message of an electrical storm producing an electrical engineering genius has not gone unnoticed by the world!

His Youth

  • He was the 4th of 5 children born to a Serbian Orthodox priest father and a mother who was clever at making tools and electrical appliances and who had a remarkable memory.
  • He credits his mother for his inherited photographic memory and inventiveness.
  • He was deeply influenced by a math teacher in our equivalent of high school; he finished in 3 years instead of 4, and was able to do complex integral calculus in his head (leading his teachers to suspect he was cheating).
  • He contracted cholera after graduation, was near death several times, and remained prone to illness the rest of his life.
  • Although he began his technical university schooling brilliantly, by his 3rd year he had lost his scholarships, began gambling, and never finished school.
  • He drifted a while, did draftsman work, had a nervous breakdown, moved to Prague and eventually went to Budapest where he became chief electrician for a telegraph company.

His Work Continue reading

Celebrity Chart: Arianna Huffington – lessons from a thriving Projector

Here is a brief look at a celebrity’s Human Design chart using just a few of many aspects and layers of a chart. Our purpose here is to give you just a partial glimpse, through Human Design, into this person’s energy dynamics.

Arianna Huffington

Birth: July 15, 1950 at 3:00pm in Athens, Greece

Background

This extraordinarily successful and powerful woman in the world of news and global media is what we call in Human Design a “no motors” Projector Type. How does someone with supposedly “no inherent energy” of her own build a mega media brand in just a few years? What did it cost her? And what lessons and messages is she sharing now with the world? Let’s have a look.

Basics

  • Born in Greece
  • Attended Cambridge University in England, majored in Economics
  • Married to a U.S. Congressman, they have two daughters
  • Runs a global media company

Success of Huffington Post

  • Inspired by the importance and joy of conversation and of sharing thoughts, ideas, concerns and discoveries, in 2005 she created Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most read and linked-to media brands on the Internet
  • She is currently chair, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group
  • She’s also a nationally syndicated columnist and author of 13 books
  • In 2012, the Huffington Post won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting; in 2013 Arianna was named to the Forbes Most Powerful Women List and has won numerous other awards and recognitions

Her transformational experience
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Celebrity Chart: Miley Cyrus–From Good Girl to Provocative

Here is a brief look at a celebrity’s Human Design chart using just a few of many aspects and layers of a chart. Our purpose here is to give you just a partial glimpse, through Human Design, into this person’s energy dynamics.

Miley Cyrus (born Destiny Hope Cyrus)

Birth: November 23, 1992 at 4:19pm in Nashville, Tennessee

Background

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Miley CyrusWhat happened to Miley’s wholesome, fun-loving, Hannah Montana image of just a few years ago (at left)?

This teen idol and Disney Channel star of the Hannah Montana show has done what seems to be 180-shift into an edgy and provocative singer/performer (a very tame photo at right). She’s currently 21.

Looking at her Human Design chart significantly helps us make sense of what is happening.

Let’s understand a little of her background first.

Early Life

  • Daughter of famed country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, she was raised with siblings and half-siblings on a 500-acre farm outside Nashville, TN, where they all attended church regularly
  • When she was 8, the family moved to Toronto where her father starred in the TV series Doc and where Miley began her acting and singing career, including a role in her father’s show

Early Career

  • At age 11 she auditioned for Disney’s new Hannah Montana TV show, where her persistence as well as her talent landed her the lead role
  • The show began airing in 2006 which immediately skyrocketed her career and established her as a teen idol; she filmed Continue reading

Celebrity Chart: Philip Seymour Hoffman – Tragedy by Design?

Here is a brief look at a celebrity’s Human Design chart using just a few of many aspects and layers of a chart. Our purpose here is to give you just a partial glimpse, through Human Design, into this person’s energy dynamics.

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Birth:  July 23, 1967 at 2:39am or 5:30am in Fairport, New York
Death:  February 2, 2014 in New York City

Background

Versatile and prolific actor with a successful career and bright future—dead of heroin overdose at age 46. WHY? What can we learn from his Human Design chart to help the us make sense of this tragedy and perhaps avoid similar fates for people like him?

Let’s understand a little about him first.

Early Life

  • Middle class upbringing; parents divorced when he was 9; he and 3 siblings raised mostly by their mother
  • At age 12 saw his first stage play and was transfixed; when an injury at 14 ended his sports future he turned to acting (with the support of his mother who also loved theater); acting became his passion for the rest of his life

Accomplishments

  • Accomplished actor and director in both film and theater, appearing in more than 50 films during his 2-decade career
  • Awarded the Academy Award for Best Actor (as well as various other awards and accolades) for his title role in the 2005 biographical film Capote
  • Nominated three times for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor
  • Numerous Tony Award nominations for his work in theater
  • The New York Times called him Continue reading
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