Ruth Hale Oliver was a professional astrologer, writer, and teacher in the
Los Angeles, CA, area for decades. Introduced by her daughter, actress Susan Oliver, Ruth became a very popular
astrologer with the movie set. Her memorial in Aspects Magazine, Winter, 1988, says:
"Ruth was not only a great teacher who enlightened many of today's top
astrologers, but also an erudite historian with a great command of the language
which reflected in her many writings. She was one of the early proponents of
Humanistic Astrology and one of the first to recognize the importance of configurations.
We are among her many clients and students who miss her deeply."
by Marion March, Joan McEvers, and Gloria Stein
Ingrid Naiman adds:
Ruth Hale Oliver was an intense person with the qualities of an eagle:
piercing intellect, soaring mind, and penetrating psyche. She began
publishing astrological articles in 1944. She was deeply interested in the
interface of the Sheldon morphological types and astrology. She was also an
expert in the use of midpoints though her system was unusual.
BIRTH AND DEATH INFORMATION: Her AstroDataBank record shows the following, rated A, which she gave to Lois Rodden
in 1986. She was born April 16, 1910, at 7:55 PM, in Philadelphia, PA. She died
on October 3, 1988, at 6:09 PM in Burbank, CA, at age 78.
Saturn/Uranus aspects are often present in the charts of serious professional astrologers, and Hale
had a close conjunction of Saturn and the Sun in Aries in the sixth, tightly squared by Uranus
in Capricorn in the third. Her Mars/Pluto conjunction in Gemini made her a focused but
WRITTEN CONTRIBUTIONS BY RUTH HALE OLIVER: Although she did write widely, none
of her works are currently available either through AstroAmerica or the Seattle Metaphysical
Library. With Dr. Harry F. Darling, she co-wrote Astro-Psychiatry. If anyone knows of a
source for her work, please let us know.
Memorials L-Z, Continued
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CREDITS: Oliver's photo came from the cover of her book and
was reproduced for this project by Janet Ballone of Morris County
Duplicating in Morristown, New Jersey. This lovely background was created by
Catharina, who has a full set of
the twelve signs. The golden ram symbol is part of a set
at RAD Graphics.