Arthur, Gavin

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Arthur, Gavin Gender: M
Arthur III, Chester Alan
born on 21 March 1901 at 09:50 (= 09:50 AM )
Place Colorado Springs CO, USA, 38n50, 104w49
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 00°23' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 16°53 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 17°07'


American astrologer in San Francisco and a leader in the gay liberation movement. Arthur was asked by the Oracle staff to select the chart for the first Human-Be-In, thereby determining the date for that historic event. He helped Kinsey with his research into gay sexuality and wrote the now-out-of-print "Circle of Sex," 1966, which catalogued preferred sexual activities by sign.

The grandson of U.S. President Chester Arthur, the colorful maverick worked his way around the world as a seaman in the Merchant Marines. During his travels, he fought for the Irish Liberation movement, founded a literary magazine, prospected for gold, taught in San Quentin prison, was secretary of the Utopian Society, and led a commune. The gay community abounds with lore about his life and provocative suggestions of his adventures with a variety of eminent or notorious associates.

Arthur died on 4/29/1972, Fort Miley Vet’s San Francisco.


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1966 (Circle of Sex)

Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes him


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Granddad)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Homosexual male
  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer (Pro)
  • Vocation : Writers : Astrology (Book)