Jacobs, Moby Dick

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Moby Dick Jacobs
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Jacobs, Moby Dick Gender: M
Jacobs, Donald Jean
born on 3 March 1927 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )
Place Columbia MO, USA, 38n57, 92w20
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 12°05' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 10°04 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 27°01'


American astrologer and author, a former Methodist minister, film maker and publication manager. He became a full time professional astrologer in 1970 as "Moby Dick" with lecturing, teaching and a radio and TV personality in Hawaii. He is known for his scholarly research into astrology in "The Bible and the Horoscope of Jesus," (collected in "Astrology's Pew in Church") and wrote the novelized biography "Joshua Bar Joseph Ish Nazareth" based on his calculation of Jesus' Horoscope and lifetime transits.

His 15 years as an adult Sunday School teacher and Methodist Minister made the book possible. As a biblical scholar Moby had read the Bible in several languages and many translations. With a professional's knowledge that the essence of astrology is Cycles in Time, he could see astrology in the Bible where 'horoscopes' were not mentioned. Every reference to astrology in the Old and New Testament is given in context and with historical perspective.

During a life in which he packed 100 years of living into 54 years, Moby was a spelunker, a lifeguard, a riverbuster, a scuba diver and a snorkeler. He swan the whitewater rivers that others rafted. He was the first person to pass through the Black Canyon of the Gunnison River, and trained the first pair to swim the Grand Canyon of the Colorado. He wrote of his escapades in the adventure magazines, such as Argosy and True Adventure.

As a youth minister in the '40s he held 'chalk talks' using stage magic to illustrate the Gospel. He later rode a circuit of small town churches in southern Missouri.

Moving to California in the '50s he worked for Warner Brothers in script development ("The Naked Earth," etc.), and produced and directed TV adventure shows and commercials. Moby wrote (and had a small part in) the perennial Christmas classic "The Littlest Hobo." He was an astrological technical advisor for Hawaii 5-O, and played a university professor knowledgeable about astrology.

Moby actually taught astrology at the University of Hawaii's New College, as well as through adult education classes at three military bases in Hawaii.

In the late '50s and '60s Moby supported his family of five as an award winning salesman and Sales Manager for Britannica's Great Books of the Western World set, the University of Chicago's selection of the works most influential books on Western Civilization. It was a radio debate on Moby's program "Great Ideas from the Great Books" that lead him to study astrology.

Moby timed the announcement of his professional astrological practice. He got full page coverage in both Honolulu newspapers, and was an instant respected celebrity. He was an advisor to local and national Democratic candidates, and his Geopolitical forecast column was a popular feature locally as well as in a chain Mid-Atlantic, African-American Newspapers. It was there that he predicted the entire Watergate scenario beforehand. His uncanny accuracy got him a place on one of Nixon's lists and an FBI surveillance file. Agents would attend the Annual Prediction Seminars that he co-hosted with his son Jayj for the remainder of his life.

Jacobs died of a heart attack 8/04/1981 Honolulu, HI.


  • child relationship with Jacobs, Jayj (born 1 February 1949)


  • Work : New Job 1970 (Full time astrologer as "Moby Dick")
  • Death by Heart Attack 4 August 1981 at 11:44 PM in Honolulu (Age 54)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

LMR quotes Jayj Jacobs, his son, 6/1983. His aunt was the midwife and her husband was the timekeeper.

"Moby's birth time is exact to the second: 10:00:00 am CST. The local power company set their clocks by Western Union every morning. The timekeeper would watch the second hand, hand on the cord, and blow the whistle for the 10 o'clock break at exactly 10:00:00.

My dad was born at home a few blocks away. When the midwife whacked him everyone heard a loud "Toooot."


  • Traits : Body : Weight (Heavyset)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart (Terminal attack)
  • Personal : Misc. : Changed name (Pseudonym of Moby Dick)
  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer (Pro)
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Methodist minister)
  • Vocation : Travel : Adventurer (Spelunking, river-rafting)
  • Vocation : Writers : Astrology
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection