- Category : 1951-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Eden 2
American pro astrologer and author of "Essence and Applications: A View From Chiron." He has written many articles and at one time published a magazine.
Zane grew up in a row home in Philadelphia with his parents and one older sister (born in 1942, who moved away from home when he was seven.) Most of his childhood, the boy wanted to be a botanist. He went to a special high school for students who were interested in the life sciences, horticulture or agriculture, then to Pennsylvania State University in the Autumn of 1968, still with that goal in mind.
Zane discovered astrology in the early Spring 1969, and has been self-taught ever since. He changed school majors more than once after getting involved in the hard work of college science courses, then became ill and had to drop out in January 1970. Eventually, years later, he returned to college to complete his degree.
He married on 5/28/1971 and daughter Elizabeth was born 28 February 1972. His second daughter, Nathalia, was born 23 June 1980. In autumn 1984, his wife notified him that she was filing for divorce. It was final on 27 February 1986.
Zane was the victim of a mugging on 5 June 1974 in the evening, Philadelphia. Hit over the head from behind with a lead pipe, the next thing he knew he was on his way home from the hospital. He felt lucky to have damage no more serious than two teeth chipped when his face hit the ground. On 7 May 1987, late at night in Ambler, Pennsylvania, he was the victim of another mugging and this time, the perpetrator broke his nose with a rock.
Zane connected with Chiron from November 1977, when he excitedly read a story in the New York Times telling of the discovery of a "tenth Planet." Immediately, he wrote to Dr. Brian Marsden at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, who was kind enough to send an ephemeris for the new body covering several months. He contacted Al H. Morrison, who had an associate of his translate the positions into zodiacal ones, and they began to study the transits of this newly discovered body.
In 1978, Zane organized the Association for Studying Chiron (ASC) which began collecting data and information about Chiron research from astrologers the world over. This information was then printed in a newsletter, The Key (first issue 31 March 1979).
Zane made his first trip overseas on 8/26/1985, flying to England, Ireland and Scotland to give a lecture tour on Chiron, including at the AA Conference in Loughborough, England. He took a hiatus from astrology in 1986 to devote his time to his inner needs.
On 22 January 1994, he and his then-fiancé had a child stillborn due to a chromosomal defect called Triploidy.
On 3 August 1997, he began a cross-country drive to relocate to California, his first long relocation. On 29 September 1998, he returned to Ohio, and on 29 January 2000, back to the state of his birth, Pennsylvania.
His father died 26 June 1974 from a heart attack; his second major one, ten years after the first. On 30 August 1999, his mother died of cancer.
On 24 August 2011, he moved from the USA to Australia, and now live in Spearwood, Western Australia. With Lynette Malone and he started a school, Chariklo School of Archetypal Astrology, where he teaches.