Natal Charts and Book characters?

Discussion in 'Astrology' started by soratothamax, May 23, 2013.

  1. soratothamax

    soratothamax Guest

    I've seen a natal chart for Tarzan at astrotheme, and Katiness Everdeen from the book. i was interested in a particular character's possible ascendant. Now i know they can only be estimated, and most people would think it's silly, but I like to observe things for fun, or try to figure the possibility though it may not be 100 percent accurate.

    But the character I'm interested in is Kit Kittredge from the American Girl's Collection. She's born the same day and year and has the same name as a friend of mine! It would be really ironic if she had the same ascendant.

    But piecing it together to find the ascendant personality is the challenge.
    So I wanted some help.

    This is all about her.

    Kit is introduced as a Clever, Resourceful girl growing up during the Great Depression. Sometimes, inquisitive is added to this description. She is also described as a bright light in the dark days of the Great Depression.

    *She was named after her mother and her aunt Millie. However, she goes by her nickname Kit. Her name came from a World War I song “Pack Up Your Troubles”. Her full name is Margaret Mildred.
    *Kit refers to herself as not being flouncy. She is very much a tomboy who doesn’t like pink or ruffles and she cares little for baking, dusting, dresses, and dance class, though she has an affinity for square dancing.
    *She enjoys baseball, and her favorite player is Ernie Lombardi, the catcher for the Cinncinati Reds.
    *She likes when boys are around because she believes they are always up to something.
    *She is interested in everything.
    *She fancies herself a reporter and factual writer.
    *Her favorite place is the newsroom of the Cinncinati Register.
    *She loves to read and her favorite story is Robin Hood, a story her brother gave her.
    *She hates changes, even though sometimes she wishes for them to happen.
    *She doesn’t like feeling dependent on charity from others, or being a “moocher”, which spurs her fascination with the spunky, independent Amelia Earhart.
    *She has strong pride, but sometimes she swallows it and tackles her problems with thrift and cleverness.
    *She loves country life and the great outdoors.
    *Often she is embarrassed easily, especially when the hardships of her life are revealed to others.
    *She loves adventures.
    *She often feels stuck with endless chores, and she doesn’t enjoy them.
    *She is funny, charming, often winning the love and support of others.
    *She doesn’t like to see people suffer, and usually wants to bring attention to causes she believes in.
    *She is practical, and describes herself as spunky and straightforward.
    *She often doesn’t hold her tongue and ends up saying mean things without meaning to.
    *She loves her father, and feels he’s the best man in the world.
    *She is described as resourceful, clever, and inquisitive. She is always full of clever ideas.
    *She has a way of brightening things up.
    *Kit doesn’t like pitying herself, and very seldom cries.
    *She prides herself on being brave.
    *Kit could be ornery.
    *She lives in an upscale neighborhood, in a four-story home in the city of Cinncinati, Ohio.
    *She has light skin, short blonde hair, and dark blue eyes. She has over one hundred freckles.


    He’s a business man facing the hardships of the Great Depression.

    Jack used to run a car dealership, but with the Depression he has since lost his job. This is partially because he did not fire any of his employees and used his own savings to pay their salaries until the dealership was closed. However, in Danger at the Zoo, Mr. Kittredge finds a summer job +at the local airport. In Changes for Kit, he worked under one of President Roosevelt’s programs, called the Civil Works Administration.

    Jack was raised by Aunt Millie and her husband Uncle Birch after his parents died when he was young. They were the only family that Jack knew; this implies his parents died when he was very young. In college he was a baseball star. It was also established in Meet Kit that he fought in World War I, as he once learned the song Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag while in service, which became the basis for his daughter’s nickname.

    He really doesn’t like when his family worries, and he tried hard to hide the heaviness of their family situation so his family wouldn’t worry.


    Kit’s mother who takes care of her family and their home with strength and determination. Kit’s mother is clever just as Kit is and brainstormed the whole idea to take in boarders into the Kittredge’s home. Kit’s mother doesn’t seem to have parents as it is mentioned that Uncle Hendrick is her only surviving relative and has been implied that her mother isn’t alive. This would give a strong connection to Jack Kittredge, her husband.

    Uncle Hendrick, being her only surviving relative, often calls upon Kit’s mother for “care”.

    Her full name is Margaret Rose. Kit’s mother decorated Kit’s room pink, as she felt it would be a girl’s dream room, suggesting that she is a little more “flouncy” than her daughter.

    Kit’s mother likes everything “just so”, especially when she hosts her garden club at her home. Mother never scolded Kit before the Depression began to affect their household. She is considered calm and serene.

    Kit’s mother is very concerned about her status, and has a lot of pride like Kit does. This was especially evident when Aunt Millie came to stay, bringing her “country ways” to the Kittredge’s home. Kit’s mother felt that Aunt Millie was taking over her home. She also thinks that it is a countrified thing to call Aunt Millie that way and prefers Miss Mildred.

    Uncle Hendrick is wealthy, so it is also implied that Margaret grew up in a wealthy household.


    When Charlie is first introduced in Meet Kit, he is sixteen years old (in those days it wasn’t uncommon to graduate at 16 years of age). He was preparing to go to college, but is unable to because of the financial hardships of the family due to the Depression.

    Charlie is described as affectionate and supportive. He attended one of the camps designed by FDR called the CCC camp for the summer. He calls Kit “squirt”. He gave Kit the book Robin Hood.

    Great Uncle

    Mother’s wealthy and disapproving uncle. Uncle Hendrick disapproves of the way the Kittredges handle money, being especially critical of Jack Kittredge.

    Kit describes Uncle Hendrick as a “sourpuss” and Kit and Ruthie claim him to be the ogre of Cincinnati.

    Uncle Hendrick always greets Kit with sharp brainteasers.

    Uncle Hendrick is a miser and skinflint, who doesn’t believe in giving money away, but rather earning it.

    Even though kit finds Uncle Hendrick to be “crabby, cranky, and cantankerous”, she will admit that Uncle Hendrick taught her how to properly write to the newspaper through all of the letters he had Kit write when his arm was broken. Kit also admires the way Uncle Hendrick puts words together. His articles always make it in the newspapers.

    Uncle Hendrick isn’t quite as compassionate to those who have lost their jobs and homes, as he is against the Covington hospital being turned into a homeless shelter. Uncle Hendrick also is against FDR, who he calls “that man in the white house”. He feels that FDR is milking taxpayers’ money to fund his programs.

    He has a dog named Inky who is just as cranky.

    Aunt Millie

    Aunt Millie is no blood relative to any of the Kittredges; in fact, Margaret Kittredge finds it very countrified to call her “aunt” at all and calls her Miss Mildred. She raised Kit’s father, Jack Kittredge, after his parents died when he was young. She was married to a man named Birch who has since passed on, and they were the only family that Jack knew.

    Aunt Millie is very energetic and lively. She is known for being forward and frank and has very clever ways to save money. Aunt Millie is very practical and can be strict, but loves Kit and all her friends very much. Kit points out that Aunt Millie is good at bringing the best out of people. Kit notes that she was the only person who has praised her for her appearance or called her pretty. She is highly educated and was the teacher in Mountain Hollow, Kentucky from the time her husband died until the school closed; she quotes Shakespeare quite often.

    Kit gets her middle name from her.
    Aunt Millie is quirky, and doesn't like city life because there aren't enought animals and trees. But Aunt Millie is adaptable, and can live anywhere if she has to without complaint. She's very good at "making do".


    Ruthie is Kit’s best friend; it is unknown when the two girls met but it was sometime before the events in Meet Kit. She loves princesses and movie stars; she is depicted as an avid reader of fairy tales (including the Color Fairy Books and Grimm’s Fairy Tales). She also helps write pieces for Kit’s homemade newspaper, the Hard Times News; she mostly talks as Kit types.

    Unlike Kit, Ruthie’s family is not financially affected by the Depression (her father works at a bank); this allows Ruthie to continue paid hobbies such as dance, tennis, take vacations, go to the movies, and horseback riding lessons. The Smithens have many times offered help to the Kittredges but mostly in ways that don’t hurt their pride. Ruthie has an idealized worldview; due to this, she sometimes hurts and offends Kit by trying to help in not-so-tactful ways. Ruthie shows that she is fascinated with Kit’s house, and how exciting it is due to how quiet her house is. She really is curious about the boarders and thinks that the boarders are interesting. She was even at one point in the story jealous of Kit as she looked at Kit’s new life as being busy, interesting, and exciting. Ruthie noticed that people relied on Kit more and Kit seemed more grown-up, which was conclusive in Kit’s Surprise.

    Despite their major differences Ruthie is a loyal and courageous friend who will go to great lengths to help Kit. She is considered loyal, understanding, and generous.

    American Girl characterizes her as “compassionate” and “romantic.”


    Stirling Howard first appears in Meet Kit when he moves into Kit’s house with his mother. He is originally perceived as a timid child who is constantly sheltered under his mother’s wing due to his extreme allergies. However, Kit and Ruthie soon discover that he has many similar interests and he becomes more independent from his mother as the series goes on.

    Stirling is an excellent artist and frequently adds drawings to Kit’s homemade newspapers. Stirling is also a fan of the Cincinnati Reds and Schnozz like Kit is. He is described as being short, but having a low husky voice. He is also described as hiding surprising strength.

    Book Synopsis

    Meet Kit-Kit Kittredge is a nine-year-old girl with a nose for news. But since most of the news is about the hard times of the Depression, Kit writes her own newspaper stories. She reports on the happenings at home—like the day Mother invites fussy Mrs. Howard and her son to stay with them. Kit is excited to have a boy her own age to play with, but Stirling causes Kit nothing but trouble. Then, when Dad loses his business because of the Depression, Mother gets a brainstorm that turns the Kittredge household upside down.

    Kit Learns a Lesson-Kit hopes Dad will find a new job soon! Then things in the Kittredge household can go back to the way they were before Dad lost his business in the Depression. Kit won’t have to get up early every morning before school to do chores for the bothersome boarders, the people who pay to live in the Kittredges’ house. And she will have more time to write her newspapers. But when Kit helps deliver her class’s Thanksgiving food basket to a soup kitchen, she learns a surprising lesson about being thankful.

    Kit’s Surprise-Kit overhears terrible news just before Christmas—her family may lose their house. Even with the rent from the boarders, the Kittredges don’t have enough money to pay the bank. Then Kit ends up in a fight with her best friend, Ruthie. On top of it all, Kit has to spend her free time caring for grouchy Uncle Hendrick and his dreadful dog, Inky. She wonders how much worse this Christmas can get! But when Kit finds hope in an unexpected place, she plans a surprise to light up the Kittredges’ Christmas.

    Happy Birthday, Kit- Kit knows that with all the boarding house chores, there’s no time to plan a party for her tenth birthday. Besides, there’s no money either, since Dad still doesn’t have a job. Kit knows she shouldn’t even be thinking about a party, but it’s hard not to hope. Then, when Aunt Millie shows up unexpectedly at the Kittredges’ front door, Kit finds new reason to hope. Aunt Millie is full of good ideas, and Kit loves having her there—until, that is, one of Aunt Millie’s ideas doesn’t sound so good to Kit.

    Kit Saves the Day-Kit is ready for an adventure. Actually, she is ready for anything—as long as it doesn’t involve chores, which are all she’s been doing lately. When a young hobo named Will stops to work in the Kittredges’ garden, he tells Kit about life on the road. Kit imagines Will has the life of freedom and adventure she longs for—on the move, seeing the world, sleeping under the stars. Kit is determined to learn more about hobo life. But when she does, she gets more than she bargained for!

    Changes for Kit-Cranky Uncle Hendrick has come to stay with the Kittredge family. Kit gets stuck running errands and writing letters for Uncle Hendrick almost every day. Soon his fiery letters to the newspaper and stinging words to Kit have her losing hope for better times. Then a visit to a soup kitchen inspires Kit to try to help the children who are homeless because of the Depression. But how? It is Uncle Hendrick who unknowingly gives Kit a great idea—and proves to her the importance of hope.

    I hope this wasn't too much and people don't find me weird. I just really would like to know. :2thumbsup:

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