Farr, Florence

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Farr, Florence Gender: F
Florence Beatrice Farr
born on 7 July 1860 at 06:27 (= 06:27 AM )
Place Bromley Kent, England, 51n25, 0e02
Timezone LMT m0e02 (is local mean time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 15°17' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 01°44 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 12°24'

Florence Farr


British actress and producer of plays in March and April 1894 that were called "the birth of the modern English royal theatre."

Farr had gone into the theater after dropping out of college. After four years, she married an improvident young actor but when they separated, she returned to the stage. In 1890, while portraying a priestess in a poetic pastoral celebrating women's freedom, she met George Bernard Shaw along with William Yeats . She became Shaw's mistress. In February 1891, her acting reputation was enhanced by to her appearance in an Ibsen play on the London stage.

Yeats found her enchanting and he introduced her to mysticism, subsequently initiating her into the Golden Dawn, June 1890, the first of a series of mystical initiations. She studied the occult and astrology, spending her time at the British Museum and Library. In December 1893, she wrote that she had been contacted by one of the Ascended Masters.

In 1893, Annie Horniman offered to financially sponsor her theatrical season, leading to her noted plays. Farr was the model for George Bernard Shaw's "New Woman."

She later became the first principal of a woman's college in Ceylon. She died of breast cancer April 29, 1917, in Colombo, India, age 56.

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  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship 1890 (George Bernard Shaw)
  • Misc. : Mystical Experience June 1890 (Mystical initiations)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released February 1891 (Acted in Ibsen play)
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  • Financial : Gain significant money 1893 (Sponsered by Annie Horniman)
  • Misc. : Mystical Experience December 1893 (Contacted by Ascended Master)
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  • Death by Disease 29 April 1917 (of breast cancer, age 56)
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Source Notes

The Mountain Astrologer 10/1994, Mary K. Greer quotes Farr in her own journal


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Mistress of George Bernard Shaw)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One short marriage)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Mystical experience (Contacted by Ascended Master)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Education : Administrator (Principal, woman's college)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Noted stage actress)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer (Stage)
  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer (Student of astrology and occult)