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Natal planets of Twitter’s first tweet

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On March 21, 2006 at 9:50 pm pst in San Francisco, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey posted this message: “just setting up my twttr” and one of the most influential social networking sites began with 24 characters. ‘Twas the first tweet of many 140-characters-or-less messages to be tweeted out to inform the Universe of…well, whatever.

Here is a list of the planets on March 21, 2006 at 9:50 pm pst (which uses over 140 characters but it can’t be helped):

Sun 1Ari27 (one day past Spring Equinox 2006, aka, the Aries Ingress when the Sun reaches 00Ari00:00, the Aries Point of reward, fame, prominence and recognition on the world stage–was some founder reading Astrology charts in order to elect the timing for Twitter’s success?);

Moon (the public) 24Sag31, ruled by broadcasting Jupiter, planet of fortunate breaks and lucky wins;

Mercury 13Pis43–Mercury, planet of Communications in creative Pisces (also ruled by Jupiter and co-ruled by vast Neptune of the Unconscious)–Pisces is the sign of The Collective;

Venus 15AQ00 with Aquarius also associated with The Collective via Humanity–attractive yet distant;

Mars 17Gem04, planet of action, energy, initiative, and motivation and ruler of the Aries Point; Gemini, sign of Communications and ruled by speedy Mercury with wings on his helmet and ankles facilitating instant communications, ideas, and the news; Twitter acts (Mars) as a chatty Gemini;

Jupiter 18Sco23—Scorpio, ruled by forceful Mars and Pluto and sign of Big Business, Corporatism, and intensity; an indicator of gaining plenty of high-level financial investment–Jupiter shows how one relates to others so Twitter relates as a Scorpio;

Saturn 4Leo33–Leo, sign of creativity, entertainment, and leadership, and Saturn, planet of authority, systems, boundaries and restriction (140 characters only!);

Uranus 11Pis53, quirky planet of Technology and whatever is the newest thing or invention; Pisces again (see conjunctions, below); Uranus’ sign describes how one behaves so Twitter behaves as a Pisces…evasively? compassionately? well, constant Tweeting can be used as negative escapism!;

Neptune 18AQ50, planet of creativity, The Masses, and the Media, and as noted above; Aquarius, pouring out its gifts to the world;

Pluto 26Sag44–Sagittarius, The Seeker archetype, ruled by Jupiter; Pluto, the primal motivator and planet of
invisible control and great wealth hidden in secret places (also, the saboteur).

As you see, there are three important conjunctions on the First-Tweet list and contain much energy for creative enterprises:

Moon-Pluto (a pair associated with publicity), Mercury-Uranus (a primary signature for technological communications such as computers and other devices, plus it acts as a marker for intellectual genius and denotes power–Pluto–to the People–Moon), and Venus-Neptune, an artistic combo denoting dreamers, visionaries, mystics, and illusionists–and of being attractive (Venus) to The Masses (Neptune.)

All of these potentials are well supported by Twitter’s Sun Ari-Moon Sag blend, a fire-fire combination of energies that can sense the potential opportunity in every situation and inspire others with its persuasive passion.

With Sun Ari-Moon Sag, Twitter has shown what is obviously an entrepreneurial spirit but with a definite philosophical flair, a competitive nature, and an optimistic attitude. Here is Twitter’s philosophy, or Mission Statement with Mercury-Uranus, Moon-Pluto, and Venus-Neptune vibes in attendance:

“To instantly connect people everywhere to what is most meaningful to them.”

And so it does!

June 8 2013 New Moon in Gemini: “A Large Archaic Volume”

If you use the Sabian Symbols much you probably recognize the one for Saturday June 8, 2013′s New Moon @18Gem01–”A Large Archaic Volume”–using the ’rounding up’ method which gives us’19Gemini’.

Sun Gem-Moon Gem is a double Air blend of intellect, reasonableness, and debate and watching Washington DC politics as I regularly do, I’m wondering when or if the ‘reasonableness’ will be apparent any time soon. Quick communications (ex: texting) and a talent for Mercurial mimicry are evident with this combination of energies so a lot of talking is on the weekend’s list of activities.

This personality blend is shared natally by an interesting cast of characters including famous thespian John Barrymore (“One of my chief regrets during my years in the theater is that I couldn’t sit in the audience and watch me.”) Well, yes. Self-absorb much? Still, I always thought his lion-esque appearance, imperious voice, and royal manner were perfect on the stage.

Double Gemini writer Dorothy Sayers had her time in the sun as well and how perfect in our day of spying on people’s private lives is this, one of her more famous verses?

“As I grow older and older

And totter towards the tomb

I find that I care less and less

Who goes to bed with whom.”

 

Too bad Washington’s political operatives can’t take such a sentiment to heart! Yet how would DC survive without blackmail?

But the double Gemini fellow whose famous quote I wish most to add here is that of economist John Maynard Keynes for it is my belief that his words lightly touch upon the more-visible-than-ever agenda of those who would rule the entire world if or as soon as they can manage it:

“Ideas shape the course of history.”

Well, yes. Yes, they do. It’s all in the planning, another function of Mercury. I only wish the ruling elite, both public and hidden, would have them some better ideas than what they’re attempting to forcefully implement from their large archaic volume.

Don’t you?

Mar 9 2013 Planets and Moon line up in mystical Pisces

Born with a Pisces Moon myself, I was interested to read expert astrologer Mary Plumb’s take on the abundance of Pisces energy all around us this February into March. Even Pope Benedict’s resignation is denoted with Pisces the Fish an ancient symbol of Christianity.

The horoscope for his official resignation (February 28, 2013 at 8:00 pm Rome Time) shows Venus and Neptune (sub-ruler of Pisces and god of the Seas) joined together upon Royal Star Fomalhaut @4Pisces. As a pair, Venus-Neptune describes the Catholic Church with its worship of Mary (Venus) and its mystical (Neptune) rituals and masses, and Fomalhaut’s themes include mysticism, magic, and the occult, but also inherited illness and congenital effects. As you know, the Pope cites ill health as the reason for his step-down.

Another Mary, Mary Plumb’s article Pisces Takes Over details the oceanic line-up of planets with the Moon on March 9th and the implications of this Jupiter-Neptune energy along with info on when planets are viewable in the night or early morning sky.

Plus, we’re hearing an increase in news events related to Pisces such as oceans, ships, water, fishing, oil and gas, dancing, footwear, negative escapism like alcohol and other drugs…well, here’s a good example–the cruise ship stuck in the Gulf of Mexico which is being tugged to shore–landfall sometime this evening.

And naturally a mention of the Piscean habits of secrecy, deception, and confusion is in order, right?

2012′s Friday the 13th with Mars Turning Direct

Today the long seige of a retrograde Mars ends as the planet of action, energy, and motivation begins a forward march. So if I were you (and I’m not last time I checked) I’d take some pertinent advice from my friend astrologer Julie Demboski on the matter!

Plus, if you’re not totally fed up with Politics, you may wish to visit my Political Astrology blog for a few astro-notes on the Mars Station Direct @ 3Vir40 in relation to Washington DC, my former place of residence. (Or maybe not. Wouldn’t blame you for being fed up with the varmints who now infest the land.)

While there be sure to scroll a smidgeon down Stars Over Washington’s sidebar for two considerations of the Astrology of DNC 2012 and RNC 2012 for that time draws near and more astro-notes will be forthcoming…

Either way, I hope today’s ‘Friday the 13th’ is going well for you and that all your ducks are lining up in neat rows, ready and eager to waddle forward!

How Astrologers Contributed to the Info Age

If you appreciate the use of Astrology as a tool, a language, and a system of analysis that brings an element to any consideration which no other system provides: Time!–then the intrguing news that astrologers contributed beneficially to the Information Age is no large surprise.

But if that fellow reading this post from over your shoulder is unaware of the astro-info symbiosis, perhaps he’ll click the Astrology News Service link and check it out!

And if this reluctant astrologer had had anything to do with it personally, I’d say, You’re welcome

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10.31.11 Stars Over Washington has been updated today with ‘A World in Crisis’ (Max Igan videos), comments on and a link to VP Biden’s Keynote Address to the Florida DNC on 10.28.11, an Occupy Wall Street shout-out, and astro-notes on Uranus to Aries Point, The Drain area (4th house) of America’s natal horoscope, Sibly version.

Related links are provided.

Wikipedia’s Astrology-Edit controversy

Did you know that Wikipedia has decided that editors who have not edited topics on the site other than Astrology subjects cannot edit Wikipedia entries that concern the topic of….Astrology?

Yes, it surprises me, too, and the change seems quite crazy especially considering how in some circles the use and study of Astrology is controversial on its own. Is a skew now in force to sway readers against the venerable art and science of Astrology?

If so, the sound we hear may be Kepler, Copernicus, Lilly, and Nostradamus creakingly turning in their graves.

That’s going to be centuries’ worth of information to get wrong by sceptics with their own skews and misconceptions, dear Wikipedia – and I thought you were supposedly so…democratic!

Two reactors in Georgia, Full Moon 3-19-11

From the Gross to the Sub-Rhyme

by Jude Cowell

Just in from my hometown newspaper The Banner-Herald comes an update on the two nuclear reactors still on track for construction in the southeastern state of Georgia in spite of the horrid Meltdown in Japan.

Yes, there are differences between power plant designs and the chance of a tsunami claiming one of the nuclear reactors in Georgia is slim to none. But there’s more to consider, if you care to read. The article includes a brief overview of how things stand in the US which may interest a wider audience.

Personally, I don’t like being reminded of the myth of Atlantis which (in one version of the tale) sank due to abuse/misuse of power. The asteroid Atlantis in Mundane Astrology has keywords: ‘abuse/misuse of power; where we feel doomed.’

If this turns out to be the case, I’ll blame the usual cast of wormy characters along with nuclear and other scientists and their institutions, laboratories, and related universities. The IAEA is also suspect in my book – can’t help it.

Uranus = AP an Astro-Factor in Current Troubles

Uranus to Aries Point, the current Solar Eclipse degree 13Cap38 (January 4, 2011) conjoining fixed star Manubrium (a flaring heat), midpoint picture Saturn/Uranus = Pluto: harm through force majeure, Jupiter opposite Saturn, Saturn quindecile Uranus, and other difficult planetary energies and patterns now active in Earth’s atmosphere and the historical timeline are proving too hot for would-be rescuers to handle and too debilitating to Life on Earth for me to keep out of prayer for very long and I must move on mentally and emotionally to a different topic for a while, y’know?

So here are 3 previous posts which concern timely Spring 2011 topics w none of them updated for this linking:

Spring Equinox 2011 (aka, Aries Ingress, or Spring Ingress – basically when Tropical Sun reaches 00Aries00:00, the Aries Point of World Manifestation. 00Lib00:00 and 00Can00:00/Cap are the other three points on the Physical Plane – Grand Cross of earthly existence, and signified by the number 4.

Now I don’t know about you, but I could do with less world manifestation at the moment, agreed? If only the world could have a few moments to catch up. Perhaps a return of Uranian electricity to the power plants will bring solutions for Japan.)

This Weekend’s Full Moon 3.19.11 (Purim begins @ sundown)

Pegasus and the Virgo Full Moon of March 19, 2011

On a rhymier note, if you’ve ever wondered to yourself if ancient foxes were prehistoric man’s best friend, you might on a whim check out Woolly Mammoth Chronicles, compliments of yours truly.

Be Aware that a certain whimsical video may be involved. jc

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Update 3.18.11: a fresh post in now up concerning the March 19, 2011 Full Moon and its weather-affecting status as a SuperMoon.

Ever read, Why Socialism? by Albert Einstein?

If you missed Why Socialism? by Albert Einstein, the May 1949 essay may have something important to say to us in 2011 especially given the horrendous state of our national institutions compliments of Wall Street and the Big Banks, national, and to some extent, local, politicians, and any other tentacle (or branch) of the global crime syndicate network that got the world into the financial and societal messes it’s in.

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Astro-Note: several planetary factors and actors represent levels of class warfare/disenfranchisement/primal violence tactics used by Plutocracy in an Astrology map, but it’s the duo of Pluto with Chiron that says it all in one neat package. The last time they met in Great Conjunction was on Dec 30, 1999 @ 11Sag23; prior to that, another important meeting took place on May 21, 1884 @ 29Tau31. There are many things to be said about both hook-ups as they relate to societal and financial conditions, then and now. I hope eventually to have a chance to discuss the Pluto/Chiron topic with you more fully.

As for Socialism, a discussion on the Saturn (government; authority; management) and Neptune (secret; hidden; the masses; the media; propaganda; oil, gas, and water) combination of planetary energies would be of interest as well for together they may signify Socialism and/or Communism.

Moon in Taurus, Assange freed, and John Milton 12-16-10

Well, WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange will be freed on bail today or tomorrow and won’t have to spend Christmas in a Victorain-era prison, and astrologer Julie Demboski takes a look at what’s going on over our noggins today, December 16, 2010, with the Moon leaving Aries behind and happy to be exalted in Taurus. Julie writes on today’s Material Consequences in and from Pacific Time so be sure to catch up with her insightful analysis.

Mercury Rx in early Capricorn continues backing up toward Sagittarius and will be crossing the threshold of ’30Sag’ soon, the “The Pope Blessing the Faithful” degree (and I’m sure he does) as the planet of negotiations, messages, and The Mind leaves Pluto’s Cap neighborhood for a while but soon to reunite.

Today’s Sun Sag-Moon Tau blend is a Fire-Earth ‘scorched earth’ combination of energies which holds entrenched beliefs, has much self-confidence, and exhibits extravagant tastes. It loves pleasant surroundings and familiar faces and is a ‘practical philosopher’ blend that loves to know all the facts and has a tendency to let others pick up the bill…kind of like the richest 2% taking public dole from the new tax cut deal between Mr. Obama and the GOP – which makes the rich richer and the poor poorer.

No kudos for you on this one, Washington, for you’re still up to the same old class warfare tricks so favored by the plutocratic combo of Pluto/Chiron, here in our US oligarchy.

Of course, the transiting Pluto/Chiron midpoint is on the Midheaven Point (Goal) of the Inauguration 2009 horoscope so the Obama-GOP collusion against the disenfranchised is no big surprise here.

Speaking of finances, you may find today’s Images for Integration for Sun Sag-Moon Tau of interest: “A pirate ship searches for gold…An armchair traveller roughs out a financial plan for his next adventure.”

(Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles & Suzi Harvey.)

This blend is shared natally by the great John Milton who wrote the following which reminds me of a man sitting in a Victorian-era prison cell:

“A mind not to be changed by place or time.
The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.”

Doth Jupiter’s missing stripe returneth?

Fretteth not, oh jolly Jupiterians among ye, for mayhap yon missing stripe returneth to royal Jove’s visage as he approacheth Mars’ Aries Point once again!

Space Weather News for Nov 30, 2010

JUPITER’S MISSING STRIPE: A disturbance in Jupiter’s atmosphere thought to herald the return of the planet’s missing stripe is growing rapidly and now stretches almost halfway around Jupiter’s globe. It is so big, novice observers are beginning to notice it in the eyepieces of backyard telescopes.

Visit SpaceWeather.com for latest images and a sky map.

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Hmmm…speaking of wealthy Jupiter and his banking interests, I was just thinking that the return of Jupiter’s stripe reminds me of shoppers lined up at malls to return the merchandise they impulsively purchased (in Jupiterian fashion) on Black Friday!

In addition, you are cordially invited to check out a little weird science mixed with my Odes to a Woolly Mammoth if you dare investigate…the
Woolly Mammoth Chronicles! And if you tarry a moment, please answer the woolly mammoth poll, upper right!

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