Jacobson, Ivy Goldstein

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Jacobson, Ivy Goldstein Gender: F
Ivy Martha Marie Goldstein
born on 13 April 1893 at 12:12 (= 12:12 PM )
Place Brisbane, Australia, 27s28, 153e02
Timezone LMT m153e02 (is local mean time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 23°22' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 06°20 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 10°47'


Australian-American astrologer, one of the respected old-timers of the early to mid-20th century. One of the great astrologers of the 20th century, she was self-published, typesetting her own books. Ivy was perhaps best known for her horary astrology, including several books and a correspondence course which she carried on for years and a system for certifying students. Nearly every horary astrologer practicing today draws extensively on her work.

Her family moved to the U.S. when she was five. Her mother and the twins died in June 1903 and the house burned down in August. Living through the San Francisco earthquake and fire, they moved East in 1906.

She married Louis Jacobson on 17 December 1913 in Manhattan, New York, and had one daughter in 1914; they moved to southern California in 1916.

It was 20 years later before Jacobson began astrology, in 1936. She wrote in a homespun style, books that include "Here and There in Astrology," 1961. In her later years Jacobson broke her hip and was in and out of hospitals. She died on 5 May 1990 at 7:30 PM PDT in Arcadia, Los Angeles, California. She was 97.



  • Other Family 25 April 1895 in Brisbane (Birth of sister, Helena Olga Goldstein)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death of Mother June 1903 (Mother and twin siblings died)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Family : Change residence August 1903 (House burned down)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Family : Change residence 1906 (Moved East)
  • Relationship : Marriage 17 December 1913 (Louis Jacobson)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1914 (Daughter born)
  • Family : Change residence 1916 (Moved to Southern California)
  • Social : Begin a program of study 1936 (Began the study of astrology)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1961 ("Here and There in Astrology")

Source Notes

LMR quotes her own chart found in the files of Franc Hammer Baird.

Sy Scholfield notes that the "Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922" on Ancestry.com lists "Ivy Martha Marie Goldstein" born on "13 April 1893" in Queensland, daughter of Alexander Goldstein and Marie Louise Pauline Kroschell.


  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Mom and twins died)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Move to U.S. from Australia)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Property damage (House burned down)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 97)
  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer (Pro)
  • Vocation : Writers : Astrology (Books, horary)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession