The following are
excerpts, used with permission, from a longer memorial to Charles Jayne
by Michael Erlewine on the Matrix website.
"Charles Jayne was well educated. He studied philosophy at Princeton
University, electrical engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute,
and psychology at Columbia University, not to mention courses at the
Asia Institute. From 1961 - 1969, he was a technical analyst on Wall
Street. On the esoteric side, he was well schooled in occult theory
in general and Theosophy in particular.
"There can be little question that Charles Jayne is the father
of modern technical astrology, at least from the tropical standpoint.
It is impossible to examine the great many articles and books he wrote
over the course of 57 years without coming to this conclusion.
"Jayne's book on progressions and directions is still the most
comprehensive ever published. His work on eclipses, sensitive points,
cosmic structure, locality astrology, rectification, long-term cycles,
and pre/post-natal charts is also outstanding.
"In particular, Jayne was interested in the astronomical structure
of astrology. To Charles Jayne, astronomy was the physical signature
of the spiritual and the intuitive. Astronomy was, above all, revelatory
for Jayne. He knew that the spiritual world is reflected in the physical
and he listened for the latest scientific results like words from an
oracle. He often remarked that the physical universe is but the shadow
"Jayne participated in a wide variety of astrological groups and
associations. Some examples: He was vice-president of Nicholas DeVore's
Astrological Research Society, founded his own Astrological Bureau in
1953, founded Astrological Research Associates in 1958, which published
the first international astrological periodical, In Search. Jayne, along
with Charles Emerson, Harry Darling, and Dr. Edgar Wagner, was one of
the founding fathers of NCGR. In addition, he was president of the Astrologers
Guild of America from 1958 to 1960. In 1970, Charles created ARC, the
Association for Research in Cosmecology, and began publishing the very
fine technical journal, Cosmecology Bulletin.
"Jayne was far more than an astrological technician locked up in
some ivory tower. In the more than 50 years during which he studied
and practiced astrology, he gave countless classes, seminars, and weekend
workshops, not to mention his counseling practice, which was constant.
For over nine years, he and his wife Vivia (a first-rate astrologer
in her own right) wrote what has been called the best daily newspaper
astrology column in the business. It appeared in the New York Daily
"I miss Charles Jayne, both as a friend and as a progressive force
within the astrological community. Astrologers of the caliber of Jayne
are few and far between. Knowing Charles was a tremendous experience."
BIRTH AND DEATH
"Charles A. Jayne, Jr. was born October 9, 1911, in Jenkintown,
PA at 10:53 PM (given) but 10:39:30 PM (rectified). He passed away on
December 31, 1985, at 8:32 PM at Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen, NY.
In June, 2000, Bill
Meridian wrote for this memorial:
"Charles Jayne was my teacher and friend for 12 years. His greatest
accomplishments are unknown. He studied eclipses and their paths for
12 years and had developed a working system of mundane astrology by
the early 1950s. I have spent a decade unraveling the eclipse path secrets,
and I have software and hardware that was not available during his time.
"His work with unknown planets is remarkable. I was with him on
the day when he rectified a chart by placing Midas (windfall material
gains) on the ascendant. It turned out that the lady client had received
much real estate in a divorce settlement.
"He taught that all astrological techniques worked. It was up to
the astrologer to reach into the bag of tricks for the tool needed to
answer the client's question. He also advised that to be the best astrologer,
one should study astronomy. He guided me into using declination, right
ascension, helio, speed, distance, etc. in my work. These tools have
been very useful in financial astrology. His rejection of psychological
astrology was a reflection of his own preference for the more mental
side of the field. He was mentioned very favorably by James Dines in
his book about technical stock market analysis. I shall always remember
Interpretation Outlined by Charles Jayne, Astrological Bureau, Monroe,
NY (out-of-print, available in The Best of Charles Jayne, 1995, see
Charles Jayne was one of astrology's greats, a declination champion
and a true professional in his keen recognition of other's contributions.
For years he wrote articles for In Search magazine that were to become
the basis of his later publications. Horoscope Interpretation Outlined
was the first edition that preceded much of the information that was
in Parallels: Their Hidden Meanings, 2nd edition, 1978, including types
of parallels; longitude equivalents, their resulting traditional aspects;
graduated orbs; conversion of bodies exceeding maximum declination;
and recognition of contra-parallels.
1971, Progressions and Directions by Charles Jayne, Astrological Bureau,
Monroe, NY. Source: AFA www.astrologers.com.
A considerable amount was devoted to declination and celestial latitude,
in particular declination arcs and longitude equivalents and their progressions,
plus more about contra-parallels.
Their Hidden Meanings by Charles Jayne, Astrological Bureau, Monroe
NY, 2nd edition 1978 (out of print available in The Best of Charles
In the second edition Jayne addressed, Recent Advances in Natal Astrology
compiled by Geoffrey Dean, Ph.D., 1977, in which Dean concluded that
declination influence was nothing more than 'fanciful imaginings'! Jayne
responded measurably, yet the names he cited and his own conclusions
were decidedly pointed: …they (declination) are more generally
thought to be important by such Astrologers as Brahy, Carter, DeLuce,
Ebertin, Lilly and Ptolemy. I maintain that if they are dynamically
vital then they ought to be equally so statically, i.e., in any radical