Helm, Jesse Portis
|born on||31 August 1947 at 10:35 (= 10:35 AM )|
|Place||Brooklyn (Kings County), New York, 40n38, 73w56|
|Timezone||EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||07°20' 06°24 Asc. 26°42'|
American pro astrologer, popular with a large, ongoing clientele due to his acute, often pungent astrological observations and solid, common sense advice. Not well-known in the astrology community nationally, he lectured and taught classes locally in Manhattan, later in the Raleigh-Durham area, and toward the end of his life in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He was also a gifted Tarot reader and a student of things occult, including the Kabala.
Jesse was irreverent and loved practical jokes. He delighted in a scandalous quip, and perhaps the highpoint of his writing career was a column in Gentlemen's Quarterly for several years, in which he reviewed--and often skewered--the latest films, fashions, and trends.
Jesse was HIV+ for many years and lost his lover, Philip Weathers, to the disease. He worked hard at staying well and was a tireless activist in the AIDS community in Ft. Lauderdale. He succumbed to the disease in June 1989.
Donna Cunningham quotes him, a friend and colleague, on her website, The Astrologer's Memorial
- Traits : Personality : Humorous, Witty (Practical joker)
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Aids
- Family : Relationship : Mate - Same sex (Philip Weathers)
- Passions : Sexuality : Gay
- Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer (Pro)
- Vocation : Occult Fields : Tarot / I Ching
- Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist