An Few Amazing Stories About Elsie Wheeler – A Plot Larger Than Life And More Fabulous Than Fiction

Elsie Wheeler photograph obituaryHere is a story of Elsie Wheeler and some amazing synchronicities, plus a few ghost stories and a bit about the original scene of the story of The Exorcist (yes, from the movie) and a bit about my life and hers. It’s a wild ride. I hope you enjoy it!

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I have just found out that something even more weird and strange is happening. A friend on FB has just alerted me to the fact that the opening scene in The Exorcist is based in the ancient city of Nineveh, which was in ancient Mesopotamiawheeler-elsie grave and not far from where the Sabian alchemists lived (who were said to be behind the ‘ancient mind matrix’ – as Marc Edmund Jones described it – that was behind the Sabian Symbols…) Nineveh is now the city of Mosul where ISIS are currently smashing statues and ancient artifacts – I had no idea… this is extraordinary – I kept thinking about the movie The Exorcist – it kept coming into my mind – that is why I made this audio – but, I had no idea that the artifacts were being smashed right where Nineveh was… if that makes sense!

This story gets more and more interesting!

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Elsie Wheeler’s Birthday: A Celebration Of A Gifted Psychic Medium

Today is Elsie Wheeler’s birthday (Elsie Wheeler is the fabulous and beautiful spiritualist medium who gave birth to the Sabian Symbols). She was such a beautiful soul.

Elsie Wheeler chartConfined her entire life to a wheelchair, it is ironic and sad that her name was Wheeler. She never married. Her Sun degree is Virgo 12: A BRIDE WITH HER VEIL SNATCHED AWAY – with her ability to ‘see’ into realms that others could not, she had amazing vision. I feel to share here some of the rather strange correlations in names that happened in my research about Elsie. There are many more, but here’s a few:

Elsie’s mother’s maiden name was Louisa Hill – my name’s Lynda Hill

Elsie lived in San Diego with a man named Frank Baxter. My mother married a man named Ian Baxter when I was 7 and, at the age of 10 and 11, I wanted to change my name by deed poll to Baxter.

Many years later, my mother married again, this time to a man named Frank.

Elsie’s maternal grandmother was Helen Hill. When I gave birth to my daughter, Jessica, in Elsie Wheeler photograph obituary1983 – some years before I got into studying the Sabian Symbols and many years before investigating Elsie’s family, my ex-husband and I named our daughter Jessica Helen Hill, and wondered why we were giving her the name Helen. I well remember thinking that one day I’d know why we gave her the middle name of Helen. When I found that Elsie’s grandmother’s name was Helen Hill, I was quite amazed.

Frank Baxter died after being hit by a bus in San Diego in 1948. It may sound a little disrespectful, the thought used to cross my mind about the first guy I was attracted to in my teens, who was not an attractive man, looked like he’d been ‘hit by a bus’…. for some reason that expression came to mind several times over the years. ]

Here is my article (that could do with some work – I’ll get to it!) about Elsie…

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Mercury On Libra 8: A Blazing Fireplace In A Deserted Home


Fireplace vintage postcardThe stories of the refugees escaping Syria have really had me feeling rather bereft this morning. I know, I have to move past it. It’s hard to see those images and read those stories of people having to flee… I will light a candle – that can be one of the alchemical ways that we can bring warmth and light to this degree… and to all who feel lonely, or homeless, or feel a lack of shelter and security….

This Symbol implies the ability, or the necessity, to provide warmth and reassurance in times of emptiness, loss or desertion. At times during your life you will need to remember that even in times of real loneliness, when you feel separated from your ‘center’, there is a constant, unseen, sustaining energy always ready to welcome you home: whether it be the fire of your own spiritual center, the warmth and familiarity of family and kin, or a knowing that one is sustained by humanity at large. You may need this reassurance yourself or you may be the one to help others in their hour of need.

Security and comfort left behind. Wood for burning and heating. Gas and electricity. Holiday homes. Homes rarely visited or inhabited. Homes filled with love, if not people or possessions. The warmth of the heart or the hearth. Fertility issues. Sweat lodges.

The Caution: Isolation, separation, abandonment or bitterness. Sabotage by or of loved ones. Being forced out, possibly for social reasons. Divorce. Latchkey children.

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Mercury On Libra 7: Feeding The Chickens And Protecting Them From The Hawks


women feeding chickensThis Symbol shows someone who nourishes and protects and feels a sense of being in charge and being responsible for those who, perhaps, can’t always look after themselves. In your life, there is probably the need to look after those in your care, whether persons, animals, things or ideas. There could be dangers that no-one else seems to be taking seriously, however your efforts to protect and nourish will be rewarded in the future. Feeding, nourishing and protecting those around you will pay off sometimes in unexpected ways. There’s a need to be careful not to favor some far more than others or to take too much on, or feel responsible for everything and everyone as this can exhaust and limit what you’re trying to accomplish.

Nurturance, protection and guardianship. Shielding the innocents. Stopping the ‘bad guys’. Being firm with outsiders. Providing shelter. Being on the lookout for changes.

The Caution: Overprotection. Not coping with problems. Not allowing others to grow up. Being picked on. Seeing the world as a big scary place. Attacking others. Favoritism.

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The Sun On Virgo 10: Two Heads Looking Out And Beyond The Shadows


Magritte - Mirror- this can show two people peering out, but, it can show an individual who is reconciling two different points of view in their own minds (or trying to). It’s a fascinating degree and one that can bring about difficulties on the mental level…

This Symbol implies the ability to see things from many sides, not just one. You may be able to, or need to, see things from two perspectives. This can be a marvelous asset, particularly with the Virgo ability to discriminate and make observations. This Symbol can also imply split personalities or not being able to make one’s mind up. Further, it can show situations where two people are checking each other out, but aren’t able, or allowed, to show themselves, they’re “Beyond the Shadows”. This Symbol asks that you look beyond situations and into the light. People may be afraid to take a chance, just ‘looking out’ and not moving forward.

Duality of observation. People peering and peeking. Spying. Secret agencies. Private detectives. The media, paparazzi, conspiracy theories. Voyeurism. Cross eyed.

The Caution: Confused by duality. Failing to see the integration of more than one perspective. Mental instability. Fear and apprehension. Bickering. Eavesdropping.

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Venus And Mars Meet At A Street Pageant: Leo 15

The Street PageantVenus and Mars are meeting up together on Leo 15: A PAGEANT MOVING ALONG A STREET PACKED WITH PEOPLE

– this is quite a major event with Venus slowing right down and going stationary before turning direct this week. So, Venus is highlighted here and Mars is sure to be turned on, at least in some measure! (and who knows which variety of Mars is meant to come out of the cupboard smile emoticon – it could be joy, passion and excitement, or, as it’s Mars here (who may want to call the shots), it could be irritation and anger if there’s too much congestion going on – too many people, too much to consider, too much to navigate.

This meeting of energies must surely be suggesting that we have either got to get out into the main stream of people and mix it up OR we may feel like we’re tired of the so many and want to get away from that rat race smile emoticon

Of course, we can mix it up with people on line – it’s not quite the same as actual rubbing of shoulders, but, at least, it’s where a lot of people are and one can make a cuppa, or, sit on the lounge, and one doesn’t have to spend ages looking for a public toilet smile emoticon

This Symbol implies situations where a lot of people gather together. It may be that some achievement has created a desire for a big celebration. Perhaps it’s a regular seasonal street festival that has brought all these people together. A sense of fun and give and take and feeling at one with people gathering together in a crowded street can bring new friendships, the chance to look at what’s on display, to buy food and goods and an opportunity to rub shoulders with people in a relaxed and friendly situation. People support each other and share in the festivities if they feel invited and included.

Demonstrations of joy. Spectacular displays. Street festivals. Food stalls. Traffic closed off. Pedes

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The Sun On Virgo 2: A Large White Cross Dominates The Landscape


Large White Cross LyingThis Symbol can bring about a fair degree of pain, isolation, the desire to live up to expectations of society (or, the rejection of all that!) and a feeling, perhaps, that one has sacrificed so many things and for what? Of course, it feels like redemption is right around the corner as in less than 24 hours, the Sun will conjoin with Jupiter on Virgo 3: Two Guardian Angels Bringing Protection – perhaps the Inquisition is short-lived this time :)

This Symbol implies faith, religion and spirituality being dominant factors in society and the life of individuals. These signposts and other expressions of faith have a powerful influence. In your life religion may hold a special place, OR, you may have had a strong sense of religion which dominated your family life and now you reject some, or all, of it. Believing that suffering is the way to salvation has significance for many, but what does it really mean? Often people maintain their spirituality without organized religion being dominant. There can isolation, possibly because of religious beliefs. Don’t sacrifice for others; you may not get much appreciation for doing it anyway.

Religion dominating. The fear or wonder of God. Following a mystic path. Monuments to pain and suffering. Reminders of salvation and faith. Images of redemption.

The Caution: Aloneness or sacrifice or yearning for it. Dogmatism. Being a scapegoat. Symbols that inspire guilt and anguish instead of love, acceptance and forgiveness.

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Mercury On Virgo 27: Aristocratic Elderly Ladies Drinking Afternoon Tea


Witches Having Afternoon TeaI have a soft spot for this degree… I was lecturing at a conference in Russia in the mid ’90’s and we went to a student hostel for a Saturday night drinking session…. (that’s what it turned out to be)… the hostel was so run-down. The furniture was falling apart… it’s a long story and it was very very amusing. At one point, after the bed we were sitting on fell apart, someone suggested we ask the Sabian Oracle a question about it. We got this degree… most were drinking vodka and it was very, very rowdy. I loved this response… we laughed for several mins and it became a bit of a subject of jokes… 

Face your situation with elegant composure as it will bring the respect of others. However, keeping things looking “respectable” may take on too much importance. The question is: How real about life and each other are the people gathering together? There is no need to rush. Sharing your time with people who quietly know and understand each other will bring peace of mind.

Quiet knowing atmosphere. Special privileges for the few. Taking time off to relax with friends. The appreciation of culture.

The Caution: Social exclusivity and smugness. Idle gossip. Expecting others to do the hard grind.

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The Moon’s North Node On The Super Galactic Center: Libra 2 – The Light Of The Sixth Race Transmuted To The Seventh

The Moon’s north node is on a fabulous degree and one that talks about ascension in consciousness… and, leaving behind parts of you that no longer work… parts of you, parts of your life.

ascension_daliThe Moon’s north node is on the Super Galactic Center. This is HUGE, not litle, this is monumental. We are being escorted (willingly or kicking and screaming) into a new sense of ourselves, a new sense of our lives, new realisations and new awarenesses.


This Symbol shows a time of new beginnings with an implementation of a brand new order. Often, people with this degree are interested in attaining spiritual transformation and attainment. As you change and grow there’s a need to respect the value of what is waning, and take the best qualities with you into your future. This often shows people who are within reach of their ultimate potential. Some aspects of society are left behind for a higher, more evolved state. Ascension to a higher order is pictured, but there is a need to remain rooted in the reality of practicality, lest one loses one’s way.

Transference of the best of the past into the present. Younger, more vital energies taking over. Theosophy. Blavatsky’s theories. Finding kindred spirits. Ascension and the New Age.

The Caution: Losing touch with practical survival. Discrimination against the ‘lower classes’ or less evolved. Being a space-cadet. Leaving others behind as ‘not worthy’.

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Venus Retrograde On Leo 18: A Chemist Conducts An Experiment For His Students

OK, where, when and how are you willing to experiment in your life, particularly in the realms of Venus (relating, relationships, money, sense of self, beauty, etc)… are you prepared to change the way you do, see or handle things? Is there a better way? Perhaps some new interventions, some new inventions, some new decisions and affirmations…

A Chemist Conducts An Experiment For His StudentsVenus is retrograde on Leo 18: A CHEMIST CONDUCTS AN EXPERIMENT FOR HIS STUDENTS

This Symbol implies situations of being willing to try something new and different and to step outside the square. You may find yourself in a new discovery in an authoritative and/or observant position. The message for either situation, whether you’re a participant or an observer, is to pay attention and attend to details. A mix of new ingredients can lead to new creations and can lead to surprising results. Even if you’re unsure of outcomes, being willing to take risks can lead to different and interesting possibilities. However, only going by the tried and true scientific model that sticks to doing experiments in exactly the same way over and over will only ever lead to the same result. Be sure of the mix of ingredients though, as some are dangerous or unpredictable.

Alchemy. Radical educations. Wisdom passed on. Putting things to the test. Teachers taking chances on outcomes for students. The thrill of discovery. Leading by example.

The Caution: Always “by the rules of the book”. Inertia and suppression of creative ideas. Narrow viewpoints. Being afraid of outcomes. Skepticism. Conservative science.

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