Herskovitz, Margie

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Herskovitz, Margie Gender: F
born on 4 September 1925 at 04:52 (= 04:52 AM )
Place Steubenville, Ohio, 40n22, 80w38
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 11°20' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 02°54 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 28°36'


American astrologer, hypnotherapist and teacher who was a member of NCGR's board, a former membership secretary and treasurer in the late 1990s. She also read and taught tarot. Herskovitz had served as committee person for UAC since its inception in 1989. She had been featured in adult education programs and was a frequent guest on radio and TV.

She moved to Baltimore in 1947 to marry her husband Irwin Herskovitz and they had forty years together, until his death in 1988. They had two daughters, Gayle Zola Hersksovitz-Stevens, also an astrologer, and Michel Herskovitz.

Margie worked as a nursing home administrator for many yeas. Later she owned her own business and in her late 70s or early 80s she became a water aerobics instructor.

Her passion was astrology and she was a frequent columnist and guest lecturer on cruise lines and within the US. In the early 1970s she began teaching astrology. In 1976 she opened the first metaphysical bookstore in the Baltimore area. In addition to her client practice, lectures, columns, and radio appearances, Margie worked hard in the astrological community. An NCGR Level IV and ISAR CAP, she was a life member of the American Federation of Astrologers (AFA), National Council for Geocosmic Research(NCGR), International Society for Astrological Research ( ISAR) , Association for Astrological Networking (AFAN), Organization of Professional Astrologers (OPA) and held numerous board positions. A great believer in community service she was an active fundraiser for Baltimore-area arts councils, museums, and for Cystic Fibrosis funds and others.

In addition to astrology, Margie's activities included a study of Kaballah and an interest in health and fitness. At age 71, she became a certified aquatics and water aerobics instructor.

Always interested in health and fitness, she started another career at age 71 becoming certified both as an Arthritis Aquatics and water aerobics instructor. She proceeded to teach at athletic clubs and retirement communities.

Her efforts on behalf of astrological organizations and her support of Kepler College were rewarded. In 2002, NCGR presented her with its Sisyphus Award for community service. After suffering a debilitating stroke in 2007, she moved to Las Vegas to recuperate. She was thrilled to be able to travel to Denver in order to attend UAC in May 2008 where she was awarded the Marion March Regulus Award for Community Service.

On the morning of February 6, 2009 she fell. Taken to the emergency room, she was subsequently transferred to a hospice center late that night. She suffered respiratory distress from overmedication and its antidote and died the next day, February 7, 2009 in Las Vegas, age 83.


  • Work : Start Business 1976 (Bookstore)
  • Work : Prize 2002 (NCGR Sisyphus Award)
  • Health : Medical diagnosis 2007 (Stroke)
  • Work : Prize May 2008 (Marion March Regulus Award for community service)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death by Disease 7 February 2009 (age 83 in Las Vegas of complications from stroke and other)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes her letter, 5/1989 with 5:00 am.

In March 2008, she wrote to PT that the time was rectified to 4:52 AM by an Israeli astrologer, Isaac Starkman, and she herself uses this time.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two daughters)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Groups (Committee person for UAC and other organizations)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Tarot and water aerobics)
  • Vocation : Healing Fields : Alternative methods (Hypnotherapist)
  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer (Pro)
  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Tarot / I Ching
  • Notable : Awards : Public Service