Posted by: Donna Cunningham | July 2, 2013

Amelia Earhart Fans: A Closer Birth Time and New Evidence about Her Crash

Back in 2011, I did a post about Amelia Earhart, one of my all-time heroes, and about how transits to her birth chart are stiearhartplane-webll working despite her death in the 1930s.

Although I’d forgotten about it,  I’d predicted that more conclusive evidence about what happened to her would come to light in 2013, while Pluto in Capricorn trined her natal Mars-Jupiter conjunction in Virgo.

A reader just wrote to me about my predictions, with the link given below to recent findings of an old, lost set of photos that are believed to show wreckage of her plane.

I’d also recently read an article on Bing that felt quite conclusive to me. It said that a jar of freckle cream was found on Nikumaroro, the small deserted Pacific island she is suspected to have crashed on.  She is known to have hated her freckles and to have used freckle cream often, so the odds that it wasn’t hers are miniscule.

Swank-EarhartThe same reader noted that Amelia herself said her birth time of around 11:30 PM on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, KS (giving an early Taurus Ascendant) could have been half an hour off in either direction.  A half hour earlier would have been an Aries Ascendant. Given the brave pioneer she was, with so many exceptional firsts to her credit, Aries rising is much more likely than Taurus.

Fellow fans, if you missed Amelia, the 2009 biographical film, try to rent it.  It portrays her life and triumphs as well as her unconventional (for the time) marriage to publisher, George Putnam.  As you can see here, Hillary Swank bears an uncanny resemblance to Amelia.  Richard Gere, as her husband, is, well, a plus in any role.

Read the Skywriter article here:   I See Dead People’s Charts–Amelia Earhart

Read the news article here:

7/13 Update: Another reader wrote the following: “Since you are also interested in Amelia, I thought you
might enjoy this latest news broadcast on the film discovery if you  haven’t already seen it:  “U.S. Group in Christchurch Tries to Solve the Amelia Earhart Mystery.”     TIGHAR’s executive director and their professional image analyst have  just returned from NZ with high-resolution copies of the 1938 photo negatives.  According to them, the negatives “were preserved on the original roll of film in the original can for 75 years,” and thus they are not brittle or scratched—literally a time  capsule.”

She also notes, “When I checked AstroDatabank today to see if they had any note of it, I noticed that less than a week ago (July 7th), they updated their Earhart  file with an AA rating for the 11:30 PM time, quoting BC in hand from a baby book page, a copy of which was published in a 1987  biography by her sister.  It seems like interesting timing (the update, I  mean). ”

AmeliaEarhart2A fun update 8/1/13: Another Amelia Earhart to fly around the world–but Says She’ll get Back Safe

“If your name is Amelia Earhart, you’re either destined to be really into airplanes or you’re not. Colorado traffic reporter Amelia Earhart is a case of the former. The 9NEWS staffer (shown above, left), an avid pilot, has announced plans to retrace the final flight of her famous namesake, though she’s planning on a happier ending. “One year from now I will be completing … and re-creating Amelia Earhart’s historic flight around the world,” Earhart announced. “It’s a dream that I’ve had since I was about 18 years old.”

It’s a delight to see how newsworthy this remarkable woman still is today–unforgettable!


  1. I, too, am a follower of Amelia Earheart happenings. I read that story recently. She was my hero when I was a kid, and she still is a hero to me.!

  2. Happy Birthday Donna! Sending you wishes for health & lucky transits : )
    May you have many more years of writing this wonderful blog that has
    helped so many of us understand ourselves better.

  3. Belated Happy Birthday and lots of shooting stars to you!

    • If you’re following the Earhart story, I’ve added another bit of news to the post. Donna

  4. If any of you are still following this, you must love her as much as I do. By the merest “coinkidink” I was up at 5:30 this morning, and out of desperation for something to watch, flipped the channel to some strange educational station. The program was exploring the Amelia Earhart collection of documents, photo, and belonging at Purdue University.

    They talked about her 1931 marriage contract with George Putnam, in essence open marriage, about her position at Purdue, where she helped women students plan for careers (few female grads at that time went on for a career.), and about Purdue’s role in helping her fund her plane and plans for her last flight.

    What a serendipitous channel flip. I love her more now than ever. Donna Cunningham

    • Hi Donna, I don’t know if you get replies still from your earlier posts…though I had to reply- when I see something on Amelia Earhart, I too must stop and read or watch it. I have read many books about her and was wondering if you had read ” Amelia Earhart Lives” ? It is a page-turner and builds from the beginning on the discovery of a plane in Northern California with the same serial numbers as her plane ! It gets your attention. The premise is in the title. And there are photographs of everything the book talks about….I won’t be a spoiler and tell you much more. If you haven’t read it …grab a copy.

      My Grandfather was in aviation and filmmaking in the early days of both those fields. They were small worlds back then. I have looked at his chart (he was born 1889, Amelia in 1897) and even found a six degrees of separation connect with them…although it was only 3 degrees. I am fascinated with the brilliance of many people born during that era too. Have you ever written anything on this ?

      Have you read anything about her best friend in aviation Jacqueline Cochran (May 11, 1906)? There is much written about the ESP connection they shared. Jacqueline was also on the very first plane into Japan at the end of the war……. She had clout to be there too as one of the women instrumental in creating the women’s ferrying organizations WAAC & WASPs.

      I could go on and on ….pick up a copy of that book. You probably won’t sleep until you’ve finished it .

      Happy New Year !

      • Thanks for the heads up. Maria. She’s still one of my biggest heroes. Donna

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