Date: Thu, 07 Oct 1999 21:12:20 -0600
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Juan Revilla)
Subject: [Centaurs] The Postman Always Rings Twice
"The Postman Always Rings Twice", written by James Cain (b.July 1, 1892 in Annapolis, Md.), was published in 1934, when he was 42, and it was his first novel. Maybe some of you remember a 1981 film starred by Jack Nicholson and Jessica Lange, which I always loved. I read a commentary (in my opinion very stupid) in the Internet that called this movie "softcore pornography", and the Britannica mentions Cain's <<violent, sexually obsessed, and relentlessly paced melodramas...>>
Does it sound centaurean? Assuming Noon GMT, this is what we find at Cain's birth:
Sun = 10,02 Cancer
He died October 27, 1977:
Nessus = 9,28
It is centaurean! When he published his hard-boiled novel, it became a spectacular success. <<Its sordid milieu, characters who seek to gain their ends through violence, and taut, fast-paced prose set the pattern for most of his later books>>
I never read the book, but the 1981 film, in a nutshell, is this: Frank Chambers is an aimless nomad that happens to come into Mr. Papadakis' restaurant and gas station outside Los Angeles to eat, and he is offered a job to attend the gas station. One of the reasons he accepts is the very beautiful and much younger wife of Papadakis, Cora. He chases her until Cora yields and they become lovers in a violent and sadistic way, and end up killing Mr. Papadakis and faking a car accident, but Frank himself almost dies when the car slips and falls into a precipice inside of it. When he is out of the hospital, Cora is now the owner of the place and he helps her in work until he gets bored and goes away with a circus woman, but he returns, as he realizes that he has ended up loving her. Frank says to her: "I love you", she answers: "No, you want to kill me". Frank's sadism and cynicism is transformed into tender affection little by little. One day Cora tells him they are going to have a child, and Frank is immensely happy and overflows in tenderness, but as they are driving home the car jumps at a stone and Cora falls out of the car and dies.
Now let's see how Jessica Lange and Jack Nicholson fit into the picture. He was born April 22, 1937, at 11 a.m. EST, and she was born April 20, 1949, at 11 a.m. CST (data from zodiac.com). I will use the sidereal zodiac in order to make the comparison with the positions of author James Cain:
Cain Sun = 16,48
Cain Uranus =
and going back to the tropical:
Jessica Sun =
= 22,45 Aries
= 7,41 Sagittarius
So, what do you think of the Sun/Chariklo exact opposition in James Cain's chart and of the exact Sun/DW2 conjunction between the 2 protagonists of the story? Anybody has seen this film?
Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 05:55:05
Here is a comment on the movie that may help us understand what the Sun/Chariklo is about:
<<I must admit I was
quite impressed with Bob Rafelson's adaptation of the depression era novel,
"The Postman Always Rings Twice". Jack Nicholson plays Frank, a vagabond
who eventually falls in love with a sexy waitress named Cora, played by
Jessica Lange, who reciprocates this love. However, there is one problem
standing in the way: Cora is married, unhappily married, but married nonetheless.
The director of the film, Bob Rafelson, was born 21 Debruary 1933. Using the sidereal zodiac again to compare with writer James Cain:
= 28,46 Pisces
= 29,30 Gemini
The involvement of Nessus "death wish" is expected, but I believe Chariklo stands out as representative of the "trapped 30's woman", the unhappily married woman who finds and outlet to her passion, however dangerous.