Katherine de Jersey was an astrologer for the stars of Hollywood. She died on February 9, 2005 at her home in Chicago, IL of pneumonia at the age of 91. Miss de Jersey's career peaked during the 70s and spanned several decades. Her clients included Phyllis Diller, Art Carney, Bob Crane and she was also known to forecast the intimate lives of Grace Kelly, Liza Minelli and Sonny and Cher.
Miss de Jersey was born in Chicago in 1913, and grew up on Chicago's Sourth Shore about a block from the lake. After graduating from Bowen High School, she traveled to New York to try acting, but returned to Chicago shortly afterward. She was married a few times, but the love of her life was Ralph Glover to whom she was married for about twenty years until his death in 1978.
Miss de Jersey's first experience with astrology was when her father was dying of cancer. She sought answers to his illness and a doctor suggested that she see an astrologer. She went on a whim to disprove astrology, but she ended up believing it. Her memorable book, Destiny Times Six was released in 1970 and her second book, Appointment with Destiny, was released in 1995.
Throughout the years, Miss de Jersey spoke at many lecture tours and conferences, and most remember her from her fancy hats. She was also known to be a social butterfly and often drank champagne. It was said she favored Korbel Brut Champagne.
BIRTH AND DEATH DATA: Eleanor Haspel-Portner, Ph.D., of Pacific Palisades, CA and a close friend of Miss de Jersey's for more than thirty years shares her birth and death data with us: Katherine de Jersey, June 25, 1913, 12:55 PM/CST, Chicago, Illinois. She succumbed to pneumonia on February 9, 2005, 08:50 PM/CST, Chicago, Illinois.
BOOKS: Miss de Jersey's two books can be purchased from the
American Federation of Astrologers, Inc. They are:
I was very saddened to hear of Ms. De Jersey's passing, but remember in fondness of her through her book, "Destiny Times Six". It was back in 1982 when I had decided to "learn" Astrology after reading her book. It was so easy to understand what she was saying astrologically in her cases. I went out and bought an Ephemeris and a Book of Tables and decided that I was going to do my chart and everyone else's except I didn't quite "get it". I went so far as to call her office in Chicago and ask her secretary about an appt. But since I was living in Florida at the time I couldn't see her because at that time she was taking clients only in Chicago. I never gave up on Astrology. The following year, 1983, I met a man, a future husband, and we left for Illinois in December. By Feb. 1984 I was signed up to a beginner's class in Astrology and I have been learning ever since. I give her book the entire credit of my decision to advance my talents in Astrology. She will always have a place in my heart for all her incredible knowledge, warmth and humor and ability to reach me and help me to recognize the Metaphysical and Spiritual person that I am today.
Sharon May Shenefield
She was warm and caring. She told me her father straightened her out
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