Thompson, Catherine

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Thompson, Catherine Gender: F
born on 10 April 1858 at 06:50 (= 06:50 AM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 20°06' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 02°46 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 00°20'


British astrologer, one of the most prominent figures of the field in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She was born into a well-off family who provided her with the best continental education. She was orphaned by the time she was 20 as her twin brother and parents all died.

Later in her life, she married a wealthy American, with whom she had two children and homes in Newport and New York City. The marriage didn't last, and, after her husband left her, she took a job as a hostess to a widowed Washington D.C. Senator for a while.

Eventually she began the study of astrology with Dr. Luke Broughton, settling in Boston. She focused on market forecasting, attracting an important business clientele. Thompson also gave astrology lessons to Evangeline Adams, although they didn't get along well. From July, 1899 to May, 1901 she edited and published "The Sphinx" magazine.

Thompson was known for her difficult personality, and Clemens wrote that she hated men. Full of herself, she often referred to herself with the royal "we," and believed herself the reincarnation of Queen Elizabeth I.

By Christmas of 1934 Thompson was down in her luck; she owed rent and was given a notice of eviction from her residence. Shortly after her downturn, Thompson had a stroke. She was taken to the pauper's ward, where she died penniless.


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released July 1899 (Published and edited "The Sphinx")
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  • Financial : Worst Period December 1934 (Owed rent, evicted from residence)
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Source Notes

Data from "The Sphinx" 2/1900, quoting family bible, rectified to W.H. Chaney to 6:52 AM

Karen Christino quotes old astrology mags for same, 6:52 AM.


  • Traits : Personality : Bigot (Hated men)
  • Traits : Personality : Vain/ Self-absorbed (Full of herself, diva)
  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer (Pro)
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor (Astrology magazine)
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged (Well-off family)
  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Parents and brother dead by age 20)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two kids)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Money Through Marriage (Wealthy American)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Loss - Financial crisis (Penniless at death)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke (Fatal)
  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (Best continental education)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Vocation : Business : Clerical/ Secretarial (Social hostess for Senator)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Homes abroad)