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Tom Robbins
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Birth Date:July 22, 1936
Astrology Sign:Cancer
Chinese Sign:Rat - Yin
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Occupation:US novelist

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Tom Robbins

Biography:Tom Robbins (born July 22, 1936 in Blowing Rock, North Carolina) is an American author. His novels are complex, often wild stories with strong social undercurrents and obscure but well-researched details. His novel Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1976) was made into a movie in 1993 directed by Gus Van Sant, starring Uma Thurman and featuring a soundtrack by singer k.d. lang.

In 1954, Robbins attended Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia to study journalism, but left due to discipline problems. He then moved to New York to become a poet. Later, under the threat of the Army draft, he enlisted in the Air Force. After serving for three years in Korea, he left the Air Force, and returned to civilian life in Richmond, Virginia in 1960. There, he entered art school at Richmond Professional Institute (RPI), which later became Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). There he studied art, and was the editor of the campus newspaper as well as a copy editor for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Upon graduation, he moved to Seattle to seek a Masters degree at the School of Far Eastern Studies of the University of Washington. While in Seattle, he worked for The Seattle Times.

Robbins moved to LaConner, Washington in 1970, and has lived there ever since. He won the Golden Umbrella award at the Bumbershoot Seattle arts festival in 1997.

He was a personal friend of Terence McKenna, whose influence is evident in several of his books. A main character (Larry Diamond) in Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas advocates a theory similar to those of McKenna, involving Psilocybin.

He is referenced in a newspaper article from the video game Deus Ex.

Chinese Horoscope for Tom Robbins
Includes characteristics and Vices
Tom Robbins's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 24, 1936 - February 10, 1937
Birthday: July 22, 1936

The Rat is a Yin,
and is the First sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Intellectual Skill
Thirst for Power

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

Tom Robbins's Personality Tarot Card The Hanged Man - Personality Card

Birthday: July 22, 1936

A sacrifice must be made in order to gain something of great value.

Tom Robbins's Character Tarot Card The Empress - Character Card

Birthday: July 22, 1936

Abundance, fruitfulness and fertility; perhaps marriage or children.

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

Tom Robbins's Growth Tarot Card The Hermit

Birthday: July 22, 2023

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.




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