London, Jack

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London, Jack Gender: M
John Griffith London
born on 12 January 1876 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place San Francisco, California, 37n47, 122w25
Timezone LMT m122w25 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 22°07' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 15°05 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 11°44'

Jack London


American writer of 46 adventure tales and hundreds of short stories. His major works included "The Son of the Wolf," 1900, "The People of the Abyss," 1902, "The Sea Wolf," 1904, "Call of the Wild," 1903, and "White Fang," which was later made into a movie. At one time the best-read writer in the United States, his work was said to reflect every tendency and big idea, and he himself was a study in contrasts.

Born in San Francisco, London was the natural son of Irish astrologer William Chaney and spiritualist Flora Wellman. After Chaney disappeared from her life, Flora married John London, a migrant worker and widower with two small daughters, one of whom looked after young Jack's upbringing. When he was ten, the family moved to Oakland, Calif. Raised in a childhood of poverty, he struggled through a lifetime of financial difficulties, but he managed to develop a love for books and the sea. After one year of college, he dropped out and began his life as a self-taught vagrant. He joined the gold rush in the Klondike, roamed London's slums, sailed, drove, drank and savored his adventures, writing them down. His writing earned him a fortune, but he was constantly in debt.

In 1913, he built Wolf House, a dream castle of stone, but it was consumed by fire just before its completion. He never disturbed the ruins but abandoned the dream. He married Beddie Madden, a Math and English teacher, in 1900, with whom he had two daughters, Joan and Becky. The marriage lasted four years, and the day after the divorce was final, he married Charmian Kittredge.

London had been ailing from a variety of problems prior to his early death. He was lame, had pyorrhea, a rectal ulcer, skin problems that were either pellagra or psoriasis, and a kidney disease that may have contributed to his death. In addition, he was an alcoholic, and had unusual dietary habits, including raw fish, and raw-meat sandwiches.

On the morning of 22 November 1916, London's valet found him comatose. It was evident that he had taken a lethal dose of morphine, but whether or not the intent was suicide is a debated conclusion. He was treated for morphine poisoning, but died without recovering consciousness at 7:45 PM, 22 November 1916 at Glen Ellen, Calif.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • parent->child relationship with London, Joan (born 15 January 1901)


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1900 (Book, "The Son of the Wolf")
  • Relationship : Marriage 1900 (First marriage, Beddie Madden)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1902 (Book, "The People of the Abyss")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1903 (Book, "Call of the Wild")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1904 (Book, "The Sea Wolf")
  • Misc. : Trauma from Nature 1913 (House burned to ground)
  • Death by Disease 22 November 1916 at 7:45 PM in Glen Ellen (large dose of morphine involved)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Gene Lockhart quotes his wife, given in "Jack London." Same in Sabian Symbols No.589


  • Traits : Body : Diet unusual (Ate raw fish and meat)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Pyorrhea, morphine poisoning)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Kidney (Disease, possibly contributed to death)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Bowel (Rectal ulcer)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Skin (Pellagra or psoriasis)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Handicapped (Lame)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
  • Family : Childhood : Disadvantaged (Raised in poverty)
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Dad a noted astrologer, Chaney)
  • Family : Childhood : Parent, Single or Step (Step father)
  • Family : Childhood : Parents divorced (Dad deserted family)
  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (Two step siblings, looked after Jack)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work (Vagrant)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Extreme ups and downs (Despite income, always in debt)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field (Made fortune off books)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : On the edge (Mishandling of funds)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Many moves
  • Lifestyle : Home : Property damage (Dream castle burned to ground)
  • Personal : Death : Suicide (Poison)
  • Vocation : Travel : Adventurer (Alaska, the Klondike)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book