The following biography was contributed by Lois Rodden.
Birth Date: April 12, 1919
Birth Time: 12:11:33 PM
Birth Place: Zurich, Switzerland
Data Source: From memory (A) John Van Zandt quotes him in "Prediction."
Biography: Astrologer and siderealist,
born in Switzerland but of German nationality. He was one of the first
European astrologers to work with computer programs, in 1964, having access
to a large IBM computer. At age 45 he learned programming and wrote all of
his own astrology programs, using the Topocentric system. He was the author
of "Astrologers, Kings, Politicians and Others," in which he published his
own 25 page autobiography.
Marr wrote six books and more than 150 articles, publishing his own works.
For some 45 years his interest lay primarily in research, and he was known as "an
astrologer's astrologer." He rectified birth times with great care and
precision, publishing many such data. An extrovert, he stated his opinions
frankly, particularly in regards to astrologers whose work remained in a
"fictional" belief system.
In commenting on his own chart he remarked about psychological scars from his
relationship with his father and early separation from his mother. He was
fond of sports, particularly in shooting competitions and hunting, but his
greatest interest was in science. Although anti-military in sentiment, Marr
served in the Luftwaffe for 25 years, primarily in the Intelligence branch as
a specialist in deciphering codes in the Russian language.
vocation was playing violin in symphony orchestras for 15 years in Germany and Ireland, and he
served as a deputy in the Opera Orchestra of Trier for 20 years. Devoted to
music and gifted with absolute pitch, he was concertmaster of the Dublin
Chamber Orchestra for a number of years.
Marr successfully fought a number of serious illnesses in later life. He
finally had a brain stroke on October 4, 1994. As a result, although still
active, he gradually lost interest in what had mattered to him most in his
life - his music and astrology. He died peacefully on February 9, 2000.
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