Martinie, Darrell

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Martinie, Darrell Gender: M
born on 10 April 1943 at 13:40 (= 1:40 PM )
Place Lincoln, Illinois, 40n09, 89w22
Timezone h6w
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: McEvoy
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 20°04' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 00°19 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 23°22'


American astrologer also known as The Cosmic Muffin on the astrological radio show he hosted for more than 30 years.

The oldest of five children, he attended the University of Illinois, where he studied political science and graduated with a degree in psychology. He entered a Benedictine monastery in the early 1970s, intending to become a monk, but left after several months. In the mid-1970s he began to study astrology. At about the same time, he met Ed Boesel, an engineer who would become his life partner. On May 17, 2004, the two men were the first same sex couple to obtain a marriage license in their town of Saugus; they married on May 28, 2004 in Boston.

Legend has it that In 1973 Martinie was listening to Boston radio station WBCN when he heard radio host Charles Laquidara announce that the moon was in Cancer and Leo. Martinie reportedly called to correct Laquidara and Laquidara put Martinie on the air. A star was born out of his witty astrological pronouncement on that day. For over 30 years, Martinie would host his own radio and TV segments in which he provided astrological weather reports. His shows became syndicated and heard nationwide. Laquidara gave him the on-air name "Cosmic Muffin," from the National Lampoon parody song that includes the lines: Therefore, make peace with your god,whatever you conceive him to be: hairy thunderer or cosmic muffin. Darrell Martinie ended each of his Boston radio broadcasts with : "It is a wise person who rules the stars, a fool who is ruled by them. Over and out."

In 1993, then-governor of Massachusetts, William Weld, a Cosmic Muffin fan, appointed Martinie state's official astrologer. On his 60th birthday, 2003, Martinie received bad news--a diagnosis of cancer. He died three years later from the disease, on July 26, 2006 in Saugus, MA.


  • Work : New Career 1973 (Radio show)
  • Work : Gain social status 1993 (Named Massachusetts' Official Astrologer)
  • Death by Disease July 2006 (Cancer in Saugus, MA age 63)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

McEvoy who obtained the data from Lorraine Welsh, a Boston astrologer, who had the data in her files. Welsh says she cannot remember the source but was sure it was what Martinie used and blessed. She said that he used CST even though CWT was in effect.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer
  • Family : Childhood : Family large (Four siblings)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Oldest of five)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Cancer)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Radio/ D.J./ Announcer
  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer