Some people have tried to use astrology to improve their gambling odds. (I should be so lucky.
) Here is an outstanding example of how one couple did find the stars to indicate a significant win. Paul Grell was the Executive Secretary of the AFA years ago, and he and Vicky his wife sent in this note to American Astrology
in 1957. Here is complete data as printed in the October 1957 AA
"Many Things" column, v25 #8, page 19 with tropical charts: Paul R Grell, April 20, 1906, 2:15 am LMT
, 38n38, 90w12, (St Louis), Asc 14AQ39, Moon 22PI19; Victoria C Grell, September 8, 1911, 8:00 am LMT
, 45n39, 13e46, (Trieste, Italy), Asc 12LI14, Moon 10PI03. The winning charity ticket was bought by Vicky on Market Street at about 4 pm, 13 Dec 1956 in her husband Paul's name. The drawing occurred at noon on the 14th and theirs was the last one of seven drawn out of about 90,000 tickets sold, each for a horse in the race to be run on the 15th, which happened at 4:16 pm. The story of the drawing with photos of both Paul and Victoria appeared in the evening edition of the San Francisco Examiner on the 14th and also in other papers. Also on the 14th Paul was offered $2000 for the ticket by a coworker and later that evening $3500 from someone on the phone, but both offers were refused. Their horse, Hollandes II, won by half a length and they received the top prize of $10,000 in the form of a check at the Children's Hospital on the 17th at about 4:35 pm. Their phone rang for several days as friends congratulated them. The article is unsigned but appears to be a collaboration between the Grell's and the AA editor, page 20: "We are indebted to Mr Grell, First-Vice President of the American Federation of Astrologers, for the opportunity to study the aspects for such a wonderful event..."
Garth Allen's article on their win appeared in his Dec 1957 "Powwow Corner" and on page 29 he notes that Paul's natal and progressed Plutos "the miracle maker, the great single-outer, the cosmic defier of odds..." were opposed by the transiting Sun during this period and transiting Pluto was also trine his natal Sun. He also noted that the couple's sidereal solar return Jupiters (Santa Claus of the Solar System) in San Francisco were near the MC, while their lunar returns for the date put both Jupiters near the Dsc! Allen assumed that the time should have been stated as clock time instead of LMT, but noted that the LMTs were equally good or better. Note how Vicky's round hour birth time could be adjusted to bring both Jupiters closer to the angles, a good indication for a rectified time.
PS I have not checked his charts. I hope he did the math right!
We need not travel to the stars, for the stars have already arrived on Earth.