It is curious how our lives meet and intertwine with those we have just met, or have never met. One such person was a guest on my radio show “The Astrology Of Now With Reiki Rising.” I never “met” Jeanne Avery but I do feel that I know her. Astrologer and author Jeanne Avery passed away last February 10, of this year only a few months after she had been a guest on my show.
Even at the age of 80 Jeanne was a terrific personality full of many stories from throughout her life. Many people, myself included did not know that Jeanne had been an actor and dancer which she left behind once she settled on being a professional Astrologer. It has been documented that Bob Hope discovered Jeanne in the 1960s when he asked her on stage with him at the Mississippi Art Festival.
Between commercials Jeanne shared with me some very entertaining stories of other famous people most notably that of Astrologer Noel Tyl. Noel probably is not aware that I know a few personal tidbits about his early life but then that is how she wanted it. It was a hoot when she used an old children’s story (Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby) as the background to life’s lessons. A southern gentle woman through and through Jeanne was formidable even to her final days.
It was only a week or two before our show that Jeanne needed to go into have some medical tests on what she called a “nuisance” but she ended up being diagnosed with cancer several weeks later. While on air I asked Jeanne to be a guest later in the year to which she accepted. I only spoke with her on the phone once more but she had to decline for health reasons. We exchanged a few e-mails and then all correspondence stopped.
As an Astrologer myself I frequently ask other Astrologers for their birth information as this gives me so much potential information for the past and the future. I used her chart in one of my workshops as a lesson in predictive Astrology. Had Jeanne lived any further I believe that her suffering would have exponentially increased suggested by the Astrological directions in her chart.
It is a little disturbing to me with such a quick passing as I had only recently spoken with her for the full hour of my show. I did not really think that she would accept an invitation to my my radio program, but she did. It was a shot in the dark as far as I was concerned. Still I am so pleased that I did get to “meet” one of our most enduring professional Astrologers even if it was over the air waves. Thank you Jeanne, and good luck!
Curtis Williams MA, A.P.D., CRTM