Smith, Sylvia Jean

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Smith, Sylvia Jean Gender: F
born on 6 February 1934 at 09:49:06 (= 09:49:06 AM )
Place McAdam, New Brunswick (CAN), 45n36, 67w20
Timezone AST h4w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 17°06' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 06°51 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 11°34'


Canadian research astrologer. Her primary interest is Eclipses and their Saros Series, which she has been researching since 1992. A book for astrologers on this vast subject is in progress. Sylvia has also lectured in Canada and the USA, and been published in The Mountain Astrologer, and various other American and British publications. She was the editor/publisher of S.H.A.P.E. (Signs, Houses, Aspects, Planets & Editorials), a Canadian copyrighted publication, from 1995 to 2003, and carried her own by-line in this periodical. Sylvia is a retired registered nurse.

Born in the small village of McAdam, New Brunswick, she was the eldest daughter of J. W. "Bill" & Bernice Pringle (February 10, 1910; August 22, 1909 respectively). She has two younger sisters Dawn (January 23, 1935) and Greta (August 4, 1938). Her older brother James (October 17, 1932) is deceased. The Grandmother present at her birth was psychic and read tea leaves, so interest in the occult stems from childhood. However her own "psychic" leanings were discouraged in her teenage years. Palm-readings and "astrological personality" sessions with colleagues while living in nurse residences during her nursing education years passed many evenings. Today, Sylvia claims that her astrological career was interrupted by a lengthy nursing career, which spanned a full Sun/Moon cycle, and a full Pluto square from her natal South Node.

Sylvia began her nursing education in September 1952 and graduated as a registered nurse in 1955. She married on December 19, 1956 at 7:30 PM CST in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Sylvia and her husband adopted their daughter Lori, born on February 21, 1959, just a week after the baby’s birth, and they adopted their son Stephen, born on November 20, 1963, just two weeks after his birth. Sadly, the next year, on October 29, 1964, Sylvia’s father passed away at 4:30 PM AST, in Stanley, New Brunswick.

In 1986, Sylvia made two trips to Columbia, South America as a key person of International Nursing Project and she retired from nursing in December 1988.

Sylvia’s brother, the eldest sibling, died on March 28, 1992 and her mother died on March 29, 2001.

Sylvia’s passions are astrology and gardening, in that order, and she is an avid reader. Her interests in astrology include: traditional techniques and teachings, horary, mundane events, declination and out-of-bounds planets (especially Mars), and a never-ending interest in medical techniques. She is a card-carrying associate member of the Canadian Astronomical Society and holds membership with NCGR; ISAR, and AFAN, and is an associate member of CAAE in Canada.


  • Work : New Career 1955 (nurse)
  • Relationship : Marriage 19 December 1956 at 7:30 PM in Portage, Manitoba
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death of Father 29 October 1964 at 4:30 PM in Stanley, New Brunswick
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sylvia quotes letter in hand from her grandmother, who was present at the home birth, stating time of birth "about 9:45 AM". Sylvia uses 9:49.


  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (second of four children, oldest girl)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids
  • Vocation : Medical : Nurse/ Nurse's Aids
  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer (Pro)
  • Vocation : Writers : Astrology
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor (Editor of "Shape" newsletter)