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Sarah Ferguson
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Birth Date:October 15, 1959
Astrology Sign:Libra
Chinese Sign:Pig - Yin
Birth Name:Sarah Margaret Ferguson
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Occupation:Duchess of York, now divorced from Prince Andrew and referred to by bad people as the Duchess of Fergiana

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Sarah Ferguson

Biography:Sarah Ferguson Sarah, Duchess of York (Sarah Margaret Mountbatten-Windsor, née Ferguson) born 15 October 1959, is the former wife of Prince Andrew, Duke of York.

She was born as Sarah Margaret Ferguson, and due to her maiden name is often referred to as "Fergie". During her marriage she was formally styled "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of York", and became "Sarah, Duchess of York" upon her divorce, although this style would lapse if she remarried.

Sarah is a daughter of Major Ronald Ferguson and his first wife, Susan Mary Wright. Sarah comes from an aristocratic background. She is a great-great-granddaughter of the 6th Duke of Buccleuch, a great-granddaughter of the 8th Viscount Powerscourt, a direct descendant of William the Conqueror, and a stepgranddaughter of Air Marshal Sir Thomas Elmhirst. Through her paternal grandmother, Lady Elmhirst (née Marian Montagu-Douglas-Scott), she also is a distant cousin of Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, an aunt of Queen Elizabeth II.

She married The Prince Andrew, Duke of York, on 23 July 1986, and they had two daughters, Beatrice (Born 1988) and Eugenie (Born 1990), before divorcing in 1996. Despite their divorce, the couple remain friends and live together with their children.

Her romances - including those with her one-time American financial advisor, John Bryan, Houston oil heir Steve Wyatt and a Tuscan aristocrat, Count Gaddo della Gherardesca - have kept her in the gossip columns as frequently and as prominently as her business endeavors and personal candor.

American author Kitty Kelley claimed that shortly before her marriage Sarah was treated for obesity and drug abuse (cocaine and amphetamines), and was subsequently tested for AIDS three times because of 'previous drug use and her continued promiscuity with drug users'1. After her divorce she continued to struggle with her weight, under intense media spotlight, and saw many publications dub her unflatteringly as "The Duchess of Pork" . The press criticism was constant, focusing not only on her weight but also on her lifestyle and perceived extravagance. A 1996 poll in The Sun revealed that, given the choice of dating Fergie or a goat, 87f readers would choose the goat.

Having lost weight and discovered a new confidence, Sarah felt able to pass on her experience to others as a spokesperson for Weight Watchers, replacing Lynn Redgrave, who referred to the situation as "Rent-a-Royal". Her other commercial interests in the USA include fronting publicity campaigns for Ocean Spray Juice, Wedgwood China and Westfield Malls, drawing crowds of thousands at promotional events. These activities, as well as the success of her many books, allowed Sarah to overcome the huge multi-million pound debts that she ran up in the 80s and early 90s to the Queen's creditors within a year. She is now financially independent, although she avoids commercial activity in Britain so as not to upset the Royal Family.

Since her divorce, Sarah has hosted her own talk show, although this did not meet with a great deal of success. It did, however, lead to further broadcasting and advertising work on American television, especially with popular CNN talk show host Larry King. She has raised funds for children's charities, most notably as the official US spokesperson for the international charity SOS Children's Villages. Sarah also heads two charities of her own, 'Chances for Children' and 'Children in Crisis', and has spent time in Sierra Leone, meeting children wounded or orphaned by the civil war, and raising money and awareness of the cause.

Sarah, Duchess of York is also an author. Her best-selling autobiography, My Story (1996) tells of the transition from (relatively) ordinary country girl to Royal Duchess, and the struggles with her own self-esteem in the face of constant media criticism. 'What I Know Now; Simple Lessons Learned the Hard Way' (2003) is also autobiographical, but has a very different context. In it, Sarah relates to her readers short anecdotes, each demonstating a particular 'life lesson' or view of the world. Alongside several guides to dieting, she has published many children's books. In 1987, she was inspired by the helicopter lessons she was taking to create the character of 'Budgie the Helicopter'. The plot, style and illustration of the first Budgie book was alleged to be remarkably similar to an existing children's book, Hector the Helicopter by Arthur W. Baldwin. "It is difficult for us to say that anything has been literally copied," wrote Jane Moore, group legal adviser of Reed International Books in a letter, "but if this was not a major source of inspiration for the Budgie books then it is a remarkable coincidence"1. Reed International did not pursue a claim for copyright infringement, and Sarah has always vigorously denied accusations of plagiarism. In recent years, she has created a second children's character, 'Lil' Red'. Furthermore, Sarah revealed in a recent interview with London's Evening Standard that she is writing an adult novel entitled 'Hartmoor', in which the heroine, Lady Margaret Hartmoor, is a kind of 17th century alter ego of the author herself. (Her middle name, is, of course, Margaret).

In her leisure time, Sarah is a keen equestrian, a passion that came from her childhood on her parents' farm in the Hampshire countryside. She is a qualified pilot and also enjoys skiing, classical music, and spending time with her two daughters. She has no permanent home as such, as her commercial activities require constant travel, but spends time at her ex-husband's home, Sunninghill Park, near Ascot, a recently purchased home in Surrey and an apartment in Manhattan.

In her autobiography, Sarah, Duchess of York, proclaimed, "I was never cut out for royalty ... I have my life back, and I will not let go of it. And I just might live rather happily ever after."

Chinese Horoscope for Sarah Ferguson
Includes characteristics and Vices
Sarah Ferguson's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 08, 1959 - January 27, 1960
Birthday: October 15, 1959

The Pig is a Yin,
and is the Twelfth sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Sarah Ferguson's Personality Tarot Card Death - Personality Card

Birthday: October 15, 1959

Changes: the end of the old and the birth of the new.

Sarah Ferguson's Character Tarot Card The Emperor - Character Card

Birthday: October 15, 1959

Material success, stability, authority and ambition.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Sarah Ferguson's Growth Tarot Card Strength

Birthday: October 15, 2017

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.




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