Dobyns, Zipporah

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Dobyns, Zipporah Gender: F
born on 26 August 1921 at 21:48 (= 9:48 PM )
Place Chicago, Illinois, 41n51, 87w39
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 03°19' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 11°08 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 24°23'

Portrait of Zipporah Dobyns 
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Zipporah Dobyns
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American clinical psychologist and astrologer. As an astrologer she counsels up to 100 people a year and is the author of many books and a researcher on asteroids. Well respected in the field, Dobyns is the winner of the 1992 Regulus Award for Education and a second Regulus Award for Discovery and Innovation, 1995.

The daughter of a publisher, Zip remembers her childhood as one blessed with wonderful parents and a supportive upbringing. As the eldest of four kids and the only girl, she tended her brothers and always wanted to have her own kids. She earned a B.A. in anthropology in 1944.

She married Henry Dobyns on 10/30/1948 in Tucson, AZ and promptly had her family, Rique on 9/16/1949, Bill on 12/04/1950, Maritha on 5/21/1952 and Mark on 2/09/1955. The kids later followed her lead, more or less, into astrology. She and Henry (who became an anthropology professor) separated on 8/26/1952 and divorced 8/28/1958.

In the Fall of 1956 she began the study of astrology and was certified as a professional astrologer after the AFA exam in 1960. She began her study of clinical psychology in 1962 at the University of Arizona. In 1965, Zip was ordained as a minister in the Community Church of Religious Science. Since then she worked professionally in astrology, counseling. teaching, and writing. With post-grad work, she earned an M..A. in 1966 and a Ph.D. in 1969. By 2000, Zip was world-known, having lectured in 16 countries and 36 U.S. states.

On 6/29/1999, Dobyns had a large tumor removed from her ovaries, a complete hysterectomy followed by six chemotherapy treatment on 8/16, 9/07, 9/28, 10/19, 11/11 and 11/30/1999. The blood marker for ovarian cancer was normal, a highly encouraging indicator of complete remission.

With a strong belief system of personal responsibility, she was convinced that her cancer was the direct result of misplayed mothering. Her trust was betrayed by a young woman whom she had befriended and given a home to who then sued her the end of 1997 for a dog-bite on the property.

Zip Dobyns died on June 7, 2003 sometime in the wee hours ("between 3 and 6 AM") at her home in Jamul, CA.

Link to Astrowiki (German)



  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 16 September 1949 (Rique)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 4 December 1950 (Bill)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 21 May 1952 (Maritha)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 9 February 1955 (Mark)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Social : Begin a program of study 1956 (Astrology)
  • Social : Begin a program of study 1962 (clinical psychology)
  • Crime : Law suit 1997 (sued by a woman who sustained a dog bite on Zip's property)
  • Health : Medical procedure 29 June 1999 (tumor removed)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death by Disease 7 June 2003 (between 3-6 AM in Jamul, CA, age 81)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

LMR quotes her 1978, legal use of CST for the registry is assumed.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (Ph.D.)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (eldest of four kids)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (four)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : New Age (Ordained minister in Community Church of Religious Science)
  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer
  • Vocation : Writers : Astrology
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards (Regulus Award)