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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:06 pm    Post subject: Debbie Kempton Smith Reply with quote

Today I was saddened to learn of the recent passing of astrologer Debbie Kempton Smith (April 16, 1950 - Feb 7, 2018). She is probably best known for her high energy beginner's text Secrets From a Stargazer's Notebook, which I believe was first published in 1982. Ms Smith revealed, well before Donald Regan's "tell all," that then US President Ronald Reagan and first Lady Nancy had a serious interest in astrology. However, when a departing White House staffer announces such things that garners more attention than when an astrologer does so.

From what I've been able to put together, she lived alternately in New York City and London for reasons I don't know. She was a member of Mensa, and worked quite a bit with the concept of the void Moon. The obit I found said she had an active practice.

Her death struck me because, while Secrets was not the first astrology book I ever read, it was the first one that made sense to me, and also because she is younger than I am. I've frequently recommended Secrets to beginners and newbies because it is a good book to get the hang of things and because a second updated edition became available a few years back.

I didn't know her, but I wish I did. The tone in her book is personal and engaging. I'm sure she was the same way. She will be missed. RIP
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