Smits, Wim

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Name
Smits, Wim Gender: M
born on 16 February 1917 at 07:12 (= 07:12 AM )
Place The Hague, Netherlands, 52n06, 4e18
Timezone LST m4e53 (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 27°03' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 12°10 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 21°36'



Biography

Dutch astrologer, a true Aquarian. "At the age of 15 he was already studying astronomy with a self-made telescope, and during his life he not only added microscopic studies and astrology (since 1943), but also metaphysics, several foreign languages, and above all life itself and people. Wim loved people and astrology and he never needed an astrowatch to be able to tell you exactly which sign was rising or culminating at a certain time: he 'lived' astrology.

"Wim also loved books and collected and studied them during his whole life, to the extent that they filled up the entire attic of his home as well as his own room from the floor to the ceiling, leaving only a small space for his bed. He wrote many interesting astrological articles that were published, but had trouble finding a publisher for his book: "Astrologie en Wereldvoorstelling" (Astrology and Worldview), so it was eventually published by the magazine "Astro-Kring" - as promised him shortly before he died.

"Wim could always be found at all astrological meetings, no matter which group had organized it, where, or what astrological system was being used, and he usually brought a special book as gift for someone at the same time.

"The result of this was that his death on 4 June 1985 was felt by all astrological organizations in this country as the great loss of 'our Wim'. We then realized that this quiet Aquarius had shown us all the true meaning of brotherhood, and that you can belong to many different astrological organizations at the same time."

(Report from Tees Reitsma)

Events

  • Social : Begin a program of study 1943 (Began the study of astrology)

Source Notes

Tees Reitsma from colleague information (given as GMT 6:52), contributed to Donna Cunninghams Astrologer's Memorial page

Categories

  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Collector (Books)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Groups (Extremely social in astrological circles)
  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer (Pro)
  • Vocation : Writers : Astrology (Book)
  • Vocation : Writers : Magazine/ newsletter (Astrological articles)

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