Helm, Jesse Portis

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Helm, Jesse Portis Gender: M
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)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 07°20' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 06°24 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 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.


Source Notes

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