Known as the, “Father of Motivation,” by his new age fans, self help guru, Dr Wayne Dyer died on 29th August, 2015 at his home in Hawaii, at the age of 75.
I first cut my teeth on new age thinking back in 1981 when I joined Toastmasters International, a public speaking group whose mantra was, “Better thinking, better listening better speaking.”
Living in Australia, away from my family in native New Zealand, I was very lonely and desperate to find a path to where I should be going, as at that time I had no idea where to seek it.
Early in my toastmaster journey someone gave me three books, “Pscho Cybernetics,” by Maxwell Maltz, “The Plus Factor’” by Dr H E Stanton and the one and only, “The Sky is the Limit, By Dr Wayne Dyer. And so my journey began.
His first book was, “Your Erroneous Zone,” on how to rid oneself of self-defeating thinking and behaviour. His second book, “Pulling Your Own Strings,” was a step by step book on how to deal with those people in your life who continued to think they could manipulate or victimise you; and his third book, “The Sky is the Limit,” was how to climb the dizzy heights of success without fear or favour. Little did I know that within a couple of years I would be looking at the stars in the limitless sky, studying astrology and making a living.
Born on 10th May, 1940, Dyer was one of three sons born to parents Melvin Dyer and Hazel Vollic in Detroit, Michigan. However, times were very tough back in those days not long after a depression and just prior to the U.S. entering WWII. His father abandoned the family which resulted in him spending his formative years in an orphanage.
Born on a day with the Sun in Taurus and the Moon in Gemini he was practical, industrious and highly perceptive. He had an inner restlessness and when he grew up he spent many years looking for his father. This had a great impact on the early years of his first marriage and family life. Finally when he came face to face with the truth after he tracked down his father’s grave, in his words, “it was a quantum moment.”
Not only did Dyer have the Sun in the sign of Taurus but also with Mercury and Saturn in the same sign, it gave him amazing resilience. Instead of becoming a victim he allowed himself to turn things around and profit from the experience.
He was a man of many talents who was able to apply new and innovative ideas in the early days of new age thinking. He had a flair for analysis and detection which is interesting because Sigmund Freud, father of psychoanalysis, had the same Sun/Moon combination.
Dyer graduated from high school and then served five years in the United States Navy. From there he went on to get a Dip.Ed in Counselling from Wayne State University. He worked as a high school guidance counsellor, and later as a professor of counsellor education at St John’s University in New York. Dyer’s lectures focused on motivational speaking techniques and positive thinking.
Jupiter, planet of good fortune is in the strong sign of Aries so once he found his calling his big ideas and big ambitions were able to flourish. People with Jupiter in Aries are the leaders and pioneers of the zodiac and love to set the pace. Also, he was blessed with a chart that just oozed sensuality and his charm and gentle nature assured him of genuine popularity.
Each chart shows the narrative and it is up to us whether we want to work on the positive or negative side. Without a father figure, Dyer felt let down during those early years. Eventually with the emotional sensitivity of Venus in Cancer and the strength of Saturn in Taurus, he was able to turn his life around and do much for the greater good.
The benefit of using a 90 degree dial is that planetary placements tell a story and by just linking them together we get a sense of the bigger picture. In Dyer’s chart we see the Moon, Neptune and Mars in a tight orb, and this would have given him a feeling of inferiority during his younger days but when the timing was right he was able to use the energy positively for inspiration and help at the right time.
The natal chart also shows a Jupiter to Pluto, giving him a brilliant gift for organisation, spiritual and intellectual leadership. Spiritual development is an awareness that transforms the human experience and our determination to explore every aspect of it. We are all so much richer for the lessons this man was able to teach us.
Wayne Dyer was in Melbourne just a few weeks ago with his tour, “I Am the Light,” and many of my astrological colleagues went along.
I was fortunate to meet him on my Hay House cruise to Alaska back in 2009, where many other authors of new age thinking presented their work.
In 2012 Dr Dyer was diagnosed with leukemia but he felt that he was able to eliminate it from his body. Interestingly after his death, on his Facebook page it was reported that the coroner indicated, “that there was no trace of leukemia in his body.”
On the quad dial we see that progressed Mars, along with Jupiter had come to Saturn, which Ebertin describes as, a quick dissolution (of the body,) a very pleasant and easy death and this was triggered on the day by transiting Mars. He was married three times and leaves behind eight children, one from his first marriage, five from his third marriage and two step-children.
A posting on Dyer’s Facebook page said: “Wayne has left his body, passing away through the night. He always said he couldn’t wait for his next adventure to begin and had no fear of dying. Our hearts are broken, but we smile to think of how much our scurvy elephant will enjoy the other side.”
Dr Wayne Dyer – Passing Chart
Dr Wayne Dyer – 90 Degree and 360 Degree Charts