Custer, Edith

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Custer, Edith Gender: F
born on 5 January 1923 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place Whitestone, New York, 40n48, 73w49
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 14°24' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 18°17 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 18°37'


American astrologer, founder and editor of the very popular and unique "Mercury Hour" 1974-1985, a magazine composed of letters from astrologers to each other. The publication was late to go out only once in its 26 years. Edith was the recipient of the Marc Edmund Jones Award and the Regulus Award for Community Service, 1989, recognizing service above and beyond the call of duty. A long-term board member of NCGR, she operated on the Advisory Board.

Edith was widowed from a long-term marriage to Vin on 3/22/1997. Known for her gruff manner, Edie also had a great sense of humor and a shoot-from-the-hip straightforwardness.

She went into the Charlottesville, VA hospital for a four-hour surgery on 6/16/2000. With a prognosis of abdominal cancer, she rallied briefly the last week and died on 6/28/2000, 2:15 PM EST.

The Mercury Hour issue came out a few days after Edie's death. In the publication, she had announced that it was the last issue.


  • other associate with Penfield, Marc (born 8 November 1942). Notes: Publisher
  • spouse relationship with Custer, Vin (born 6 October 1919). Notes: Happy


  • Work : Prize 1989 (Regulus Award)
  • Death by Disease 28 June 2000 (Intestinal cancer, age 77)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

LMR quotes her 1978. She later had the time rectified to 1:19 PM from a recorded 1:00 PM. At the time of her death, the rectification was 12:53 PM, or, according to Lorraine Welsh, 12:59 PM.


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed
  • Lifestyle : Home : Neighborhood (Mobile home)
  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer (Pro)
  • Vocation : Writers : Astrology (Books, articles)
  • Vocation : Writers : Humor
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor ("Mercury Hour")
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Marc Edmund Jones Award)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Founder of Mercury Hour journal)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women