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Marc Robertson was a professional astrologer from the
Seattle area. The information he gave out to Seattle astrologer Marwayne Leipzig
was that he was born on February 8, 1937, at 5:48 AM
PST, in Mt. Vernon, WA. (Rodden has the same from a news report
at his death, rated A.) He taught classes for many years,
spoke at conferences, and wrote articles and books. He died
of a heart attack at age 47 on September 26, 1984.
Marc's astrology books, all published by the American Federation of Astrologers, include:
Engine of Destiny: Planets and Personality, 1974
Eighth House, Sex and Death and Money, 1976
Not a Sign in the Sky but a Living Person, 1975
Time Out of Mind: The Past in Your Astrological Birthchart
and Reincarnation, 1972
Transit of Saturn, 1973
Using the Birthchart to Determine Sex, Mind, and Habit
Happily, most of these books are still available from
AstroAmerica and some are also available on loan from
The Seattle Metaphysical Library. (See our source page.)
A Tribute to Marc from Marwayne Leipzig on 3/13/2000:
I knew Marc Robertson professionally and personally for a
number of years preceding his demise in 1984. We were both
teaching classes for the beloved Pen and Quill bookstore,
forum, meeting place, and classroom, owned and operated by
June Marson. At that time, in addition to teaching, Marc was
writing papers and essays in astrology, as well as lecturing
for the Washington State Astrological Association and
conferences in different cities around the country.
It is my hope that these may be put together in book form and made
available to students of astrology, for Marc's perspective
was like a breath of fresh air on an aged subject. I regretted
then that I could not make time for more study as his student.
Marc was quiet, almost shy, a gentle person, pleasant and affable with
all people. His death from hardening of the arteries and a
heart attack was a great shock to all, for we realized what
we had lost. He was sociable but quiet, with a delightful
sense of humor. How I wish I could hear his chuckle again.
He was a dear man and a fine astrologer whose contributions
Bill Meridian remembers,
"Marc stayed at my place in NYC once. I got to know him well in a short
time. He was withdrawn, and I retreated and gave him his own space. In
doing so, Marc opened up. I learned more about Saturn from him than from
anyone else. It seemed that he had the ability to aid others through his
knowledge, but had difficulty with his own demons."
Ellen W. Witt writes for this memorial
"I had been studying astrology, mostly on my own, since Jan. '72 in Va. In
the early 1980's migrated to Federal Way, Wa. and read articles by Marc in
the local newspaper. I became enamored of his talent and strove to find
anything and everything that he wrote. My proudest collection is "Time
Treks", five tapes including his "lunation cycle". This is the finest
explanation of the phases of the moon I have come across. He brings each of
the eight phases up front and personal.
I first heard Marc lecture at a convention in Chicago,,,,,(sometime
in the 70's),,, I will never forget it, or him. The name of
his lecture was "Pluto the ruler on Aries" Who is
this guy it thought? Everyone knows that Pluto's rulership belongs
to Aries! I went to the lecture to hear what he had to say,,,,,,,,,,,,
the lecture was so convincing that "It blew me away" ...
the next day he repeated the say lecture and I was there,, again.
I now use Pluto as the ruler of Aries in my own artrological
I came accross some information that besides his known published
works, that he also worte -articles/book/tape??? -called "Quick
method of fortelling your future" - "Rectification of
the birth time" - "Reincarnation unneccessary" and
- "Retrograde planets"
He was an unique person and astrologer .... he is missed .....
I am so glad I got to meet and hear him,,,,,,,,,,,,, Frank
Marc Robertson was
the first live Astrologer in my life. I attended his workshops and lectures at
the Mystic Arts bookstore in British Columbia, Canada and in Seattle. I was
astonished with this mans work and ability to interpolate and interpret
planetary energy. I loved him, he was great. He was shy and introverted and a
mix of saturnian and Uranian energies for sure. One day at a workshop on
compatibility, Marc stepped out for a smoke break and someone set up the next
set of charts for Marc's talk. He walked in and looked at the charts for no more
than 20 seconds and proceeded to give a wonderful rendition of the condition and
placements of the planets in those two charts. At about 15 minutes into it, I
realized that he had not looked back at the charts at all. I then reassured
myself that he must have looked when I was distracted or something. Right about
then a girl in front of me whispered to her buddy,"He has not looked back at
those charts". At another lecture in Victoria that I had sponsored for Marc he
practically floored me and some other people in the room when a woman that I
knew stood up and asked Marc a question. He stared at her for a while and began
to talk about seeing a windmill and other Dutch artifacts along with some
Chinese impressions as well. How odd a commentary. He didn't know her at all.
But she has a Dutch background and has had a long time fascination with Asian
culture. Marc was a very special human being and I wish that I could have had
more time with him. Brilliant, funny, shy, odd and could shake people up easily.
I miss him dearly.
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CREDITS: Mark's photos were provided by Edie Custer and by June Marson, who coordinated this memorial. The background was created by
Black Bart, once at http://members.xoom.com/blackbart955/ but current whereabouts unknown. If you happen across the webpage,
please let us know. Book covers on this site are courtesy of the Astrology Center of America.