J. D. Salinger


Born January 1, 1919
Died January 27, 2010

Today he’d be (103 years old old)

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Moon Sign: Capricorn? (unknown birthtime)
Life Path 22
Height: 6′ 2″
MBTI Type: INFP?


Short Bio of J. D. Salinger

Jerome David Salinger (January 1, 1919 – January 27, 2010) was an American writer known for his widely read novel, The Catcher in the Rye. Following his early success publishing short stories and The Catcher in the Rye, Salinger led a very private life for more than a half-century. He published his final original work in 1965 and gave his last interview in 1980.

Salinger was raised in Manhattan and began writing short stories while in secondary school. Several were published in Story magazine in the early 1940s before he began serving in World War II. In 1948, his critically acclaimed story “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” appeared in The New Yorker magazine, which became home to much of his later work. The Catcher in the Rye was published in 1951 and became an immediate popular success. His depiction of adolescent alienation and loss of innocence in the protagonist Holden Caulfield was influential, especially among adolescent readers.The novel remains widely read and controversial, selling around 250,000 copies a year.

Salinger died of natural causes on January 27, 2010, at his home in Cornish, New Hampshire. In November 2013, three unpublished stories by Salinger were briefly posted online. One of the stories, “The Ocean Full of Bowling Balls”, is said to be a prequel to The Catcher in the Rye.

[excerpt from: wikipedia.com]

Salinger was the son of a Jewish father and a Christian mother, and, like Holden Caulfield, the hero of The Catcher in the Rye, he grew up in New York City, attending public schools and a military academy. After brief periods at New York and Columbia universities, he devoted himself entirely to writing, and his stories began to appear in periodicals in 1940. After Salinger’s return from service in the U.S. Army (1942–46), his name and writing style became increasingly associated with The New Yorker magazine, which published almost all of his later stories. Some of the best of these made use of his wartime experiences: “For Esmé—with Love and Squalor” (1950) describes a U.S. soldier’s poignant encounter with two British children; “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” (1948) concerns the suicide of the sensitive, despairing veteran Seymour Glass.

[excerpt from: britannica.com]

If you are a Capricorn (December 22 to January 20), you are a personality to be reckoned with, but in a quiet, subtle way. These are people who will achieve whatever goal they set for themselves. They have the grit and determination to see out a project or an objective, no matter how long it takes. They are surprisingly witty, when they allow themselves to be, although they’re not the fiery, flashy kind.

A Capricorn will always be on time, will always have positions of responsibility. They make good psychologists because of their ability to listen to short-tempered people or people on a rant. They have an ability to stay calm and reasoned in a disagreement or conflict, even though the other side may be more passionate. They are deep thinkers who have good memories and a never-ending intellectual curiosity.  In their relationships, they can have a tendency towards unhappiness.

Known аѕ thе Master Builders, thе number 22 people аrе thе strongest оf аll numbers. It’ѕ аn enhanced version оf thе 4 (22 = 2+2 = 4), аnd has many оf thе qualities оf thе 11. Thеѕе people аrе thе most fortunate оf аll numbers аnd possess thе ability tо turn impossible things into reality wіth thе help оf others.

Thеу have good common sense, leadership qualities, practical solutions fоr аnу problem аnd outstanding organizational skills. Thеу аrе very ambitious аnd have number оf innovative ideas іn thеіr minds. Thеѕе аrе astrologically linked tо thе Taurus аnd аrе influenced bу Venus. Thе number 22 іѕ ruled bу Earth. Red-gold, beige аnd emerald green аrе lucky colors fоr thеm. Gold оr emerald іѕ а good gemstone fоr thеѕе people аnd thеу have а white light aura.

If you were born in the year 1942,m 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990 or 2002, then you are a Horse. You’re popular and attractive to the opposite sex. You can be ostentatious and impatient. You need people, but should marry a Tiger or a Dog. Avoid the Rat! Horses crave love and intimacy, which is a double-edged sword since it often leads them to feel trapped. Love connections tend to come easily to Horses, since they exude the kind of raw sex appeal that is a magnet to others.

This Sign tends to come on very strong in the beginning of the relationship, having an almost innate sense of romance and seduction. Horses are seducers in general; check out any A-list party and you’re bound to find the Horse in attendance. Like a wild mustang, horse people are said to be independent, and confident. They tend to be free spirits who need ample space to run free. They intensely dislike feeling confined or penned up.

Unlike the position of the Earth in our solar system, the element of earth lies dead center in the Chinese astrological charts. This is probably because ancients believed the Earth was the center of the universe and all celestial bodies circled our planet. People born under the element of Earth seem to feel the universe revolves around them as well. Self –centered, ambitious and stubborn, earth people are used to getting what they want and achieving their goals. Failure is foreign to them. Goals are achieved through hard work and determination. Earth people know how to plan for the long term and they are stable enough to stick with the plan to its success. The stubbornness of the earth element is a double-edged sword, giving those born under its rule the determination to follow through when things are tough, and the audacity to defend their point, even when they are wrong.

 


J.D. Salinger Astrology Natal Chart

 

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J. D. Salinger Natal Chart [source: astrotheme.com]

Positions of Planets
Sun10°15′Capricorn
Moon2°39′Capricorn
Mercury18°34′Sagittarius
Venus19°34′Capricorn
Mars9°41′Aquarius
Jupiter10°50′ЯCancer
Saturn27°47′ЯLeo
Uranus25°12′Aquarius
Neptune8°40′ЯLeo
Pluto5°31′ЯCancer
Chiron29°10′Pisces
Ceres1°51′Aquarius
Pallas16°31′Capricorn
Juno8°33′ЯLeo
Vesta29°46′ЯCancer
Node12°58′ЯSagittarius
Lilith16°09′ЯLibra