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Twelve Dimensions In Us All 🙛 Fundamentals, 2 Sides, 4 Elements, 3 Phases, 12 Signs, 12 Houses, Lights 🙵 Planets..
Fundamentals ~
• “Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe? The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?”
Stephen Hawking ( ☉ ♑︎ ☽ ♍︎ ) physicist A Brief History of Time


• "Consciousness is a fundamental feature of the Universe."
• "I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness."
• "All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force… We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter."
Max Planck ( ☉ ♉︎ ☽ ♍︎ ) physicist, 'father of quantum theory'


• "Consciousness cannot be accounted for in physical terms. For consciousness is absolutely fundamental. It cannot be accounted for in terms of anything else."
Erwin Schrodinger ( ☉ ♌︎ ☽ ♉︎ ) physicist, quantum theory


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"I AM the Source of Everything;
From Me the entire Creation flows.
Knowing this, the wise worship Me with all their Hearts."
The Bhagavad Gita ~ Chapter 10 Verse 8.


"Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel and say unto them 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you', and they shall say to me, 'What is His Name?' What shall I say unto them?"
And God said unto Moses "I AM THAT I AM".
And He said "Thou shalt say unto the children of Israel 'I AM has sent me unto you.' "
The Bible ~ Exodus: 13-14.


"Something Mysteriously Exists,
Before Heaven and Earth.
In the Silence and the Void,
Standing Alone and Unchanging.
Ever Present and Moving in Everything,
It may be seen as the Mother of the World.
I do not know a name for It, so I call It 'The Way' ".
Tao Te Ching ~ Verse 25 ~ Lao Tsu.


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("SoHum")
"I Am That"
Yoga Mantra for traditional meditation.


Be Still.. in Hebrew
("Harpou v'Da'ou Ki Anochi Elohim")
"Be still and know that I Am God."
The Bible ~ Psalms: 46:11

Consciousness and the Mystery of Existence Closer to Truth #913
What is Consciousness? Closer to Truth #1302
Is Consciousness Ultimate Reality? Closer to Truth #1513
Self Organizing Universe Science and Non-Duality
Evolutionary Origins of Self Science and Non-Duality
Aware: Glimpses of Consciousness PBS Independent Lens
A Conscious Universe with Rupert Sheldrake



yin yang
First, we can see Two Sides ~
"In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth."
The Bible ~ Genesis 1.

"The Nameless is the beginning of Heaven and Earth."
Tao Te Ching ~ Verse One ~ Lao Tsu.

"Of all that is Material and all that is Spiritual in this world,
know for certain that I Am both the Origin and the Dissolution."
Bhagavad Gita ~ Chapter 7 Verse 6.

"Father ~ Mother is the name for Deity,
which indicates His tender relationship to His spiritual creation."
Science and Health ~ Chapter X: Science of Being, Verse VIII ~ Mary Baker Eddy.

Heaven
Earth
I Ching Hexagrams 1 & 2

Separation for distinction is a major function in the architecture of the world. It also remains within all of us as an important physical and psychological characteristic of individuals and groups.

The First Separation of the Universe yields two sides or directions with opposite, complementary characteristics so well described as Yin/Yang, Earth/Heaven, Inside/Outside, Less/More, Emptying/Filling, Dark/Light, Cold/Heat, Still/Moving, Moist/Dry, Contract/Expand, etc ...

These are both absolute fundamentals. They are the two sides of one thing. They Dance and Spin and Sing Together! Where these two sides and directions mix, mingle and interact, they provide all the conditions suitable for Life.

Creation Myths Creation Myths around the World Common Elements in Creation Myths
"Which Side is better? The Light or The Dark?"

"Imagine visiting a planet with no atmosphere that doesn't rotate.
It won't mix the Light and the Dark.
One hemisphere is always blazed in light and heat.
The other is always cloaked in darkness and cold.
The light hemisphere is roasted while the dark one is frozen.
...
You certainly could not live there!
On which side would you prefer to die?"
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Many cultures around the world have tragically developed a fear and contempt of the Yin - inside - dark - stillness. This is a serious and very unfortunate imbalance in our psychology. The abstract concept or belief in absolute good vs. evil certainly seems to be a sign of mental illness or, at the very least, a sign of seriously deficient psychological development.

Undoubtedly, we do see some things as good for us and others as bad for us, but it's important to remember that this is always for us a subjective judgement, not an absolute value. We are not arbiters of reality.

It's good to keep in mind the perspective that we are tiny, fragile living creatures who live in a narrow range of time, space, energy, gravity, radiation and many types of changes in many other factors such as temperature, chemical conditions and more.

Anything outside that range seems "bad" to us. Too hot, too cold, too bright, too dark, too loud, too quiet, too dry, too wet, too much pressure, too little pressure, too much air, too little air, too much water, too little water, too much food, too little food, too much mineral, too little mineral, too fast, too slow, too early to do this, too late to do that, etc .. The list goes on ...

image not found: 4 Elemental Dragons from TeeTurtle
Next, we can see Four Elements ~

🜂 fire
🜂 Fire
🜃 earth
🜃 Earth
🜁 air
🜁 Air
🜄 water
🜄 Water
Both of the two primary sides now show that they each hold some of the other side.
These four distinct aspects of the whole appear as the Four Elements.
🜂 Fire expresses drive & purpose ~ self-awareness, energy, intention, direction, activity, true identity, unity, strength, integrity, pleasure, joy, creativity, growth, exploration, energy, optimism, enthusiasm, purpose, inspiration, victory.
🜃 Earth expresses desire & value ~ physical resources, gravity, matter, form, conservation, desire, values, measures, maths, application, skills, recursive iteration, fine details, structure, boundary, respect, tradition, self-esteem, satisfaction, realization, fulfillment, resting.
🜁 Air expresses thought & learning ~ patterns, movement, perception, curiosity, communication, ideas, awareness of others, relationships, theory of mind, intellect, designs, concepts, clarity, knowledge, illumination, insight, enlightenment, freedom.
🜄 Water expresses emotion & feeling ~ reactions, urges, fear, memory, caring, acceptance, nurturance, motivation, power, change, transformation, sharing, passion, healing, restoration, resonance, sublimation, inner growth, empathy, compassion, transcendence, joyful surrender.
A Woman Dancing Naked in the Snow at Midnight
"Which Element is most important?"


"The Element You Lack is most important ~
  • Are you Dancing Naked in the Snow at Midnight?
    It's Warmth, Heat, Fire!
  • Did you Fall from your upstairs Balcony?
    It's Stable Firm Earth!!
  • Did a Wave Drag you Underwater at the Beach?
    It's Air! Air! Air!!
  • Are you Gardening in the Hot Sunshine?
    It's Lemonade, Soda, Water.."

"Why would I be dancing naked in the snow at midnight?"


"I have no idea, but I'm sure that you would want warmth!"
*

In the Astrological model the Four Elements are seen as distinct. Actually they are simply various sides of our existence, stages in movements, all aspects of one thing. In real life, they function together seamlessly, constantly affecting each other. When it comes to personal experience, it is an Art to work with the Four Elements in our own lives. They often seem to express paradox by not fitting together within us, but it's important for us to learn how they actually do fit together. When we know how to move between them well, we can express our lives gracefully. Otherwise we experience frustration and difficulty.
We need all of the elements. They work together. Imagine someone who has a very strongly emphasized Water element without any Air. They would react to the world in a highly emotional way without any thought or consideration. They would express every fear and suspicion without establishing if it were true. If they also have no Earth, they would indulge every passionate urge without self-restraint, without boundaries or structure. Finally, if they also have no Fire, they would be purposeless, without direction, without joy, weeping and blubbering as they suffer from all their undirected, unrecognized, misunderstood, unexpressed and unfulfilled urges.


zodiac circle Then we can see Three Phases of Time (aka Modalities) ~
Cardinal
ARIES CANCER LIBRA CAPRICORN

• Creation  • Start  • Cause  • Initiative  • Instance  • Repeat  • Immediate  • Opportunity  • Leadership  • Pushy  • Take-charge  • Open  • Focus 
Fixed
TAURUS LEO SCORPIO AQUARIUS

• Preservation  • Maintain  • Archetypal Principle  • Steady  • Stable  • Collected  • Stubborn  • Hold  • Loyal  • Consistent  • Integral 
Mutable
GEMINI VIRGO SAGITTARIUS PISCES

• Destruction  • End  • Effect  • Changeable  • Moveable  • Disperse  • Flow  • Duality  • Wandering  • Insinuation  • Evolving  • Transcending 

The three Phases (or 'Modalities') are simply the stages in time. Everything that exists or happens has a beginning and an ending. The archetypal principle of a thing or event remains always, while each instance appears and acts and then fades, leaving effects.

The Separation of Time is impressed upon the Elements, making a Beginning and Ending to go with the Archetype for each Element. This gives to each Element a Beginning Phase, the Archetypal Phase and an Ending Phase. These Three Phases for each of the Four Elements express 12 Dimensions, giving a Shape to Time.
The birth positions of our natal charts and the everyday temporal transits give us the complex situations that we all constantly experience. As everyone knows, the transitions are seamless and there are no 'time-outs'.

We all live in the flow of the Phases of Time. These movements and changes give us a very wide variety of experiences.
A planet in a sign / dimension can be interpreted by the element and the time phase. For example, Sun in Leo means the power of Integration expressed as Fixed Fire.


zodiac wheel
The 3 Phases of Time for each of the 4 Elements make Twelve Dimensions ~ 12 Paths In All of Us ~
♈ ♉ ♊ ♋ ♌ ♍ ♎ ♏ ♐ ♑ ♒ ♓ The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac can be seen as the Dimensions of the Universe. All of us live with all twelve dimensions. Each can be seen as a distinct style of expressing the various functions of life. ( 3 Fiery styles, 3 Earthy styles, 3 Airy styles, 3 Watery styles ) In all of us and in everything around us there are all twelve dimensions.

12 Dimensions
There are three sets of four signs representing the four elements in each of the three phases in sequences that move through Fire, Earth, Air and Water three times.
The first set of four signs~dimensions are the basic building blocks of our personality, the ego, our initial selves. Aries is the Initial Spark, Taurus represents Endurance and Persistence, Gemini signifies Communication and Story and Cancer holds our Memory and History.
🜂 The First is repeating fire, activity, intention.
🜃 The Second is steady earth, an enduring stable base of infinite Firsts.
🜁 The Third is flowing air, movement through all points in infinite Seconds.
🜄 The Fourth is repeating water, collecting wakes, memories of infinite Thirds.
The second set of four signs~dimensions are involved with our awareness of the world and our relationships. This set starts with Leo and the most strongly felt sense of one's individuality as an instance of the Universal Self. Next, Virgo is the application of the Self to the real world, Productivity. Libra is relationships with other equals, other instances of the Self and Cooperation and Sharing. Then this set ends with Scorpio and understanding the reduction of the ego for Joining, Healing and Merging for reproduction and the significance of Deaths.
🜂 The Fifth is steady fire, stable merged integration of all Fourths.
🜃 The Sixth is flowing earth, recursive multiple instances modelled on the Fifth.
🜁 The Seventh is repeating air, relationships between the Sixes, complement to the First.
🜄 The Eighth is steady water, stable transformations of the Sevens, complement to the Second.
The third set of four sign~dimensions opens us to the wider, deeper reality beyond the individual ego: First, Sagittarius - Growing in Perspective, Exploration and Inspiration, then Capricorn - Realizing & Fulfilling the Meanings of our lives and Resting in our Truths, then Aquarius - aligning with the Universal Mind to achieve Enlightenment and Freedom and finally Pisces - Transcending the individual self to identify with the Universal Self with Compassion for all.
🜂 The Ninth is flowing fire, growth due to transformations of the Eighth, complement to the Third.
🜃 The Tenth is repeating earth, structure realizing the growth of the Ninth, complement to the Fourth.
🜁 The Eleventh is steady air, stable illumination of realizations of the Tenth, complement to the Fifth.
🜄 The Twelfth is flowing water, sublimation of the illumination of the Eleventh, complement to the Sixth.

Expansion and Contraction
Of the 12 Dimensions, there are 6 Inner ones to contract (Earth & Water) and 6 Outer ones to expand (Fire & Air). They influence each other. The 6 Outer dimensions Initiate, Activate and Offer while the 6 Inner dimensions Accept, Respond and Transform. When you activate Outer dimensions, effects are created in the Inner ones. These effects set up conditions for the next Outer Actions.

Four Elements
The 3 signs in each Element facilitate each other:
🜂 Fire: activity, intention
  ♈︎ Aries ♌︎ Leo ♐︎ Sagittarius
🜃 Earth: stability, reality
  ♉︎ Taurus ♍︎ Virgo ♑︎ Capricorn
🜁 Air: perception, relations
  ♊︎ Gemini ♎︎ Libra ♒︎ Aquarius
🜄 Water: emotion, changes
  ♋︎ Cancer ♏︎ Scorpio ♓︎ Pisces

Three Phases of Time (aka Modalities)
The 4 signs in each Phase stabilize one another:
• Cardinal: Creator, Starting, Initiating
  ♈︎ Aries ♋︎ Cancer ♎︎ Libra ♑︎ Capricorn
• Fixed: Preserver, Constant, Maintaining
  ♉︎ Taurus ♌︎ Leo ♏︎ Scorpio ♒︎ Aquarius
• Mutable: Destroyer, Flowing, Dispersing
  ♊︎ Gemini ♍︎ Virgo ♐︎ Sagittarius ♓︎ Pisces

Six Sets of Polarities
The six pairs of opposite signs indicate attraction, cooperation, partnership or competition. People who have good relationships with their Sun-Moon polar opposites also exhibit good understanding and appreciation of peace, harmony, acceptance and a broad perspective of social life.
♈︎ Aries 🙵 ♎︎ Libra ♉︎ Taurus 🙵 ♏︎ Scorpio
♊︎ Gemini 🙵 ♐︎ Sagittarius ♋︎ Cancer 🙵 ♑︎ Capricorn
♌︎ Leo 🙵 ♒︎ Aquarius ♍︎ Virgo 🙵 ♓︎ Pisces

Six Sets of Yin Yang Pairs
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6 Yang Signs
♈︎ Aries 🙵 ♎︎ Libra
♊︎ Gemini 🙵 ♐︎ Sagittarius
♌︎ Leo 🙵 ♒︎ Aquarius
6 Yin Signs
♉︎ Taurus 🙵 ♏︎ Scorpio
♋︎ Cancer 🙵 ♑︎ Capricorn
♍︎ Virgo 🙵 ♓︎ Pisces
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The Six Yin Yang Counterparts
Function Yang Outer Yin Inner

• The Core Lights: ♌︎ Leo ≈    ♋︎ Cancer
• Messages: ♊︎ Gemini ≈    ♍︎ Virgo
• Relations: ♎︎ Libra ≈    ♉︎ Taurus
• Energy: ♈︎ Aries ≈    ♏︎ Scorpio
• Growth: ♐︎ Sagittarius ≈    ♓︎ Pisces
• Completion: ♒︎ Aquarius ≈    ♑︎ Capricorn

The Two Sequences of the Yin Yang Counterparts
These two sets of six signs each also have a simple sequence. Both sets of Six dimensions move from the two Core planets ( the "Lights" ) to the two Messenger signs to the two signs that represent Relationships to the two emblems of Energy to the two signs of Growth and finally to the two dimensions of Completion. They interweave with each other, one to the next, criss-crossing each other and thus the two sequences describe a double helix.

Note: This is just my own interpretation, feel free to ignore or argue..
Time appears as Life moves and waves through the 12 Dimensions, creating Reality by making choices, closing some options and opening other possibilities as we progress.
Life is always at Now.
We constitute the Universal Now.
Our current position in the Shape of Time is Now.
No one remains in Yesterday, and no-one is yet in Tomorrow.
We are all Now.
The Past is crystallized into Memory and a persistent illusion of physical Reality, while the Future is the myriad varieties of possible paths. The immediate future can seem almost visible in our imaginations and dreams, while the further-away future seems more and more nebulous. We can choose our directions. Choice is our Freedom.
Destiny is like the bones and other definite forms of a body while Free Will is like the moveable joints and muscles. Using them together We dance through the world!

Whatever we do in one Path is shared and informs and affects all the other Paths. If we make a correct action in a path or a correction to a mistake, it sends the correct action as a wave back towards a path in which an error was made. The correct action wave is also sent to the next paths to appropriately prepare the way for new choices and actions. This is easily illustrated by two ancient recommendations that refer to the last two Paths:
  • "And you shall know the Truth and The Truth shall set you Free."
    To know and express the Truth.
    This is right action in the Path of Aquarius, the penultimate path, and will send a message of correction back to all the previous paths and also forward to Pisces, the last path. When someone knows and expresses the Truth, it makes a difference. Of course, we all know of the desirable ideals of True Friendship and True Love.

  • "Love thy neighbor as thyself."
    To live with Charity, Kindness and Compassion.
    This is right action in the Path of Pisces which, as the last path in each of us, sends a message of correction to all our other paths. Thus any act of Charity, Kindness and Compassion has an effect similar to a reset button, allowing us a bit of a breathing space to explore other choices and actions that are appropriate to more fully accept and complete our corrections.

"Which Sign is best?"

"It's Capricorn."

"What? Why? Are you a Capricorn?"

"No.
• When you ask anything, any kind of question, the sign-dimension that pertains to that Topic, Quality or Meaning will be called on to organize an answer.
• For example: Virgo will be called to advise regarding Refinement, Health & Skills; Libra will organize the answers to questions pertaining to Relationships and Balance, and Pisces will be in charge of answering queries involving Empathy and Compassion.
• Capricorn and Saturn hold all our Experiences, Perspectives, Maps and our ability to judge where everything in our life belongs. So the question of 'What is Best?' ~ whether to do, to have, to choose, or to change ~ is always asking your Capricorn dimension to help you to distinguish 'What is Best'.
• Hence, we can think of Capricorn as the 'Best' sign dimension."

"That's not exactly what I was asking.."

"I know, but that's my best answer."
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* Questions and replies above are from Astrology classes taught by the author,
who is grateful to the student who asked all three questions!


• "We and the Cosmos are one. "The Cosmos is a vast living body, of which we are still parts. The Sun is a great heart whose tremors run through our smallest veins. The Moon is a great nerve center from which we quiver forever. Who knows the power that Saturn has over us, or Venus? But it is a vital power, rippling exquisitely through us all the time."
• "We need not feel ashamed of flirting with the Zodiac. The Zodiac is well worth flirting with."
D.H. Lawrence ( ☉ ♍︎ )

• “Astrology is assured of recognition from psychology, without further restrictions, because astrology represents the summation of all the psychological knowledge of antiquity.”
• "We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more."
• “The starry vault of heaven is in truth the open book of cosmic projection…”
C.G. Jung ( ☉ ♌︎ ☽ ♉︎ ), psychologist

"A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician."
Hippocrates

"The whole universe appears as a dynamic web of inseparable energy patterns...
Thus we are not separated parts of a whole. We are a Whole."
Barbara Brennan ( ☉ ♓︎ ☽ ♓︎ ) scientist, healer

“The soul of the newly born baby is marked for life by the pattern of the stars at the moment it comes into the world, unconsciously remembers it, and remains sensitive to the return of configurations of a similar kind.”
Johannes Kepler ( ☉︎ ♑︎ ☽︎ ♊︎ )

Coordination
It is very important to learn to coordinate all our dimensions. They are all very important. If certain dimensions seem bothersome, they apparently need some attention before we can progress further.
Consider the symbolism of the Zodiac metaphors:
Fire is high energy, but it needs Air and some Earthy fuel to burn. Air may seem cool, but when you blow on Fire, it blazes more strongly! Earth may seem cold and still, but add Water, and things start to grow! and finally, Water is quite chaotic without the boundaries of Earth, but with Earth, Water is capable of providing the medium for both synthesis and catalysis.

Inherent Paradoxes
Curiously, each Sign can also be seen as contradicting the previous Sign. Thus, actions that are appropriate for one can be quite incorrect for the next sign! Learning to balance and coordinate these Dimensions and functions is a life-long study. Like a sailboat tacking to progress against the wind, first we go in this direction, then we change to the other direction and we can make progress. Remembering to accept the differences of others and allowing for the necessary changes is important.

Interwoven Qualities
While we can view each Dimension as a Path building upon the previous levels as steps, they are also interwoven, interrelated and interactive. What we choose in each Path affects all the others. We rewrite ourselves and our future and our perspective and understanding of the past with each choice or achievement in any of the Paths.



zodiac circle
The 12 Houses: The Sectors of the Earth ~
There are 12 virtual sectors wrapped around the Earth that divide the physical world based on our position. These are commonly called Houses. They are virtual pie slices that originate at the local eastern horizon and circle the world around us. So actually the House system is focussed on you wherever you are. They represent abstract Areas of Life, the symbolic venues through which events are expressed. The Houses correspond to the Planets and Signs. eg: The Sun rules Leo and the Fifth House. The Houses serve as containers or fields for the Signs and Planets as they move across the sky. Thus the Planets move through both the 12 Signs and the 12 Houses. In this way, each Planet can carry its Principles through other Signs and other Houses.
1st House
self, actions, direction, exercises, presence, meeting wildlife animals, individual sports,
2nd House
resources, prosperity, possessions, body, sensuality, money, inner stability, physical development, reality, music & singing
3rd House
curiosity, perceptions, movements, all sorts of communications, stories and reports, journals, siblings,
4th House
environment, gardening, memories, photography, cooking, nourishment, mothers & birth,

5th House
strength, self-expression, loves, the arts, music, performances, children, games, pleasures
6th House
organization, details, self-control, cleaning, skills, discernment, criticism, health issues, nursing & medicine, caring for pets,
7th House
ideas, equal relationships, partners, opponents, books, legal issues, other perspectives,
8th House
passions, sex, shared resources, power, regeneration, healing & recovery, death, inheritance, caverns, submarines,

9th House
travel, exploration, higher studies, traditional ritualistic religion, games, guidance, purpose, gambling, group sports
10th House
work, reputation, science, identity, achievements, teaching, parenting, government, fulfillment, the mountains
11th House
friends, music, deep knowledge, science, freedom, associations, aviation, the sky
12th House
psychology, empathy, compassion, forgiveness, personal meditation & prayer, transcendence, the seas & ocean


image of the Sun and the Moon

The Lights: The Sun and The Moon ~
The Sun and The Moon are also known as the "Lights" or the "Luminaries". They are the two most prominent factors in the chart.

The Sun rules Leo and the Fifth House.
The Moon rules the Crab and the Fourth House.

Every living thing has their birth position of the Sun as their outer light and their birth position of the Moon as their inner light. The Sun steadily radiates and gives light and the Moon receives and reflects light to show her changes over time. Together, these two represent the core process of receiving and giving in the cycle of Life.

Each person has a Sun which lights their world through only one of the 12 dimensions and one of the 12 'houses'. Each person has a Moon which displays their reactions through only one of the 12 dimensions and one of the 12 'houses'. These limits give each person individuality and distinct character. So when you look at a group of people, you can see that the Sun and Moon are present with a wide array of styles and in a wide range of venues ('houses').

"In the beginning of all things wisdom and knowledge were with the animals, for Tirawa, the One Above, did not speak directly to man. He sent certain animals to tell men that he showed himself through the beasts, and that from them, and from the stars and the sun and the moon should man learn .... all things tell of Tirawa."
Eagle Chief (Letakots-Lesa) (late 19th century): Pawnee

"This above all, To thine ownself be true;
and it must follow, as the night the day,
thou canst not then be false to any man."
Will Shakespeare: Hamlet, Act I, Scene III. Polonius' advice to Laertes

"To the medical man, astrology is invaluable in diagnosing diseases and prescribing a remedy, for it reveals the hidden cause of all ailments."
Max Heindel


image of the Planets
The Planets: Moveable Points of Focus and Accents ~
A Planet serves as a focus for a Dimension. The planets move in their orbits through the Zodiac. The Zodiac appears to move across our sky, rising and setting as our world turns. Together with the 12 Houses of the Earth's surface this makes three layers of 12 interactive symbols: The Ruling Planets move through the 12 Zodiac signs and through the 12 Houses of the Earth's surface. In this way a Planet can carry the significance of their Sign / Dimension through the other signs, and through local sectors which represent areas of life related to the signs, temporarily mixing the meanings and offering very specific experiences.

We are now also aware of many smaller round bodies, minor planets, which might serve as adjunct representatives to the major planets. Perhaps each Sign Dimension is represented by a major thread or melody and several smaller threads or harmonies.

What is the architecture of space that causes circular paths, rings revolving around a center point, to divide perpendicularly into equal sections (like those of oranges, greatfruits, lemons, limes or other citrus fruit) that express the 12 dimensions? The LaGrange points could be one visible physical example of the gravitational aspect of this architecture.
"Astrology is the best boat for the journey of self-discovery."
Saying from Indian astrologers

"Astrological factors seem as dangerous as a tiger when you do not have a strong spiritual connection, but they seem as mild as a kitten when you do."
Saying from Hindu Astrologers

"When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate."
Carl Jung ( ☉ ♌︎ ☽ ♉︎ ), psychologist

“One’s astrological horoscope may be compared metaphorically to one’s genetic heritage; it cannot be changed, but we can do what we may with what we are given.”
Elizabeth Davis

A Holographic Universe ~
Scientists have described the Universe as "holographic". The Astrological model, like the holographic, holds that all the principles and attributes that you find in the Entirety are also present in each of the individual pieces. "As above, so below"

Holograms have an amazing attribute: If you cut a hologram film in half holograms split each half will still display the entire picture, but with less focus, at a lower resolution, a little fuzzy and with a partial perspective. You can again divide each piece and again you will see the same original picture, but again with less focus, even fuzzier and with a more restricted range of perspective.

"What we observe as material bodies and forces are nothing but
shapes and variations in the structure of space."
Erwin Schrödinger ( ☉ ♌︎ ☽ ♉︎ ) physicist, quantum mechanics

"The whole universe appears as a dynamic web of inseparable energy patterns...
Thus we are not separated parts of a whole. We are a Whole."
Barbara Brennan ( ☉ ♓︎ ☽ ♓︎ ) scientist, healer


We have some attributes that identify us as distinct particles and some that identify us as parts of waves. So we can see ourselves as tiny semi-distinct pieces of the holographic living Universe, each with the entire picture, but at a low resolution, somewhat out of focus. (OK, extremely out of focus..)

Remarkably, thankfully, we can all cultivate, develop and strengthen our relationships and connections with others. Together we can learn, grow, share and increase our knowledge to improve the focus and clarity of our view of the world. Our shared knowledge and emotional bonds with others contribute to a much greater resolution of our picture and understanding of the world and also greater effectiveness in living in the world.
Astrological History 🙵︎ Models 🙛 Indo-European Zodiac 🙵 East Asian Zodiac
From Ancient Times..
Traditional Legends explicitly state and archaeological evidence also suggests that Astrology is knowledge inherited intact and complete from older, lost and forgotten civilizations. Astrological references are woven into some of the most ancient cultural memories. The oldest astrological artifacts are ephemerides and charts pertaining to governmental usage.
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Phases of Venus
Tablet of Ammisaduqa
Mesopotamia c.2000 BCE
4000 years ago
Zodiac Planisphere
(clay shard)
Mesopotamia c.1500 BCE
3500 years ago
Antikythera Device
Astrological computer!
Greece c.500 BCE
2500 years ago
Zodiac Board
(pieces of ivory)
Croatia c.100 BCE
2100 years ago
Zodiac at Dendera
(temple mural)
Egypt, c.30 BCE
2000 years ago
Beit Alpha Zodiac
(synagogue floor)
Israel, c.530 CE
1500 years ago
12 Zodiac Signs in Two Models
The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac are viewed and interpreted somewhat differently around the world. Here are descriptions of the two major models. Below these two models you will see "A Chart of the Zodiacs ~ East & West" with the Elements, Phases, Polarities and Signs and correspondences between both systems.
The Indo-European Western model
The East Asian model
  • The Indo-European Western ~ Three Phases

    In English, Western Astrologers commonly call the three phases "Cardinal", "Fixed" and "Mutable". In India, at a tier below the One God Principle, the Hindus have three God/Goddess faces: the Creator, the Maintainer and the Destroyer. Each of these Gods & Goddesses are a married couple, male and female, so the concept of Yin / Yang is also in the background.

  • The Indo-European Western ~ Four Elements

    Fire Earth Air Water
    •  🜂 Fire: Active, Energy, Radiate, Influence, Force, Intention
    •  🜃 Earth: Gravity, Matter, Stable, Effect, Consequence, Presence
    •  🜁 Air: Movement, Perceive, Connect, Pattern, Relate, Thought
    •  🜄 Water: Transform, Memory, Fuel, Bonds, Merge, Emotion
    The Four Elements are symmetrical and evenly interspersed.
    Each Element has 3 Signs with one Sign in each Phase.
    For example: Starting Repeating Fire, Steady Maintaining Fire & Dispersing Completing Fire.

  • The Indo-European Western ~ Six Analogue Pairs ~ Counterparts

    Viewed cross-culturally, Yin and Yang can also be seen in the Four Elements of the Western Zodiac. The Six Dimensions of the Earth and Water Signs are considered to have the Inner nature of The Earth, of Yin. The Six Dimensions of the Fire and Air Signs are considered to have the Outward nature of Heaven, of Yang.
    Every Inner Sign / Dimension naturally and intrinsically corresponds to an Outward Sign / Dimension. Each one of the Six Earth/Water (Yin) signs has an analogue, a counterpart, among the Six Fire/Air (Yang) signs. Fire signs correspond to Water, and Air signs to Earth.

    As you read the Notes, you can see the analogue for each sign by mousing over the symbol to the right of the Astrology header for each planet.

    You can find many of these relationships around you. Look for connections between Cancer Leo (☽☉), Gemini Virgo (☿⚳), Taurus Libra (♀Eris), Aries Scorpio (♂♇), Sagittarius Pisces (♃♆) and Capricorn Aquarius (♄♅).

  • The Indian Vedic Sidereal Tradition

    ⮜ Here is a graphic delineating the Tropical and Sidereal systems.

    • The Vedic Sidereal system in use in India differs from the Western Tropical system primarily in the position of the first point of Aries. The Vedic Sidereal system uses the stellar constellation of The Ram while the Western Tropical system uses the Spring Equinox as the first point of Aries.
    • The difference is due to the precession of the Equinox and is currently calculated to be a difference of ( 23° 36' ) between the two systems. So if your Sun position in a Western chart is ( Aries 10° ), then your Sun position in a Vedic chart would be about ( Pisces 16° ). The discrepancy will continue to widen at a rate of approximately 1° in 83 years.
    • Each cycle of the Precession of the Equinox takes about 26,000 years to complete. The new incoming cycle is the Age of Aquarius. Astrologers have various opinions about the starting dates.

      Click Here to read an explanation at White Lotus of Light.

  • The East Asian ~ Two Polarities

    "Yin & Yang" is a very well-known concept of relationships highly refined by Asian philosophy. Complementary and opposite, they are two sides of a Unity. Yin and Yang are essential qualities, they both partake of each other and contribute to each other. They are not absolutes, but rather relative to each other, more like directions or magnetic poles or ranges like above and below, cooler and warmer or lighter and heavier. Any point on the range may seem Yin to one person, but Yang to another.

    Everyone has both qualities and directions in varying degrees and mixtures in various regions of the energy, body, thought and emotions. Traditional Chinese Medicine makes extensive use of this concept in understanding the balance of health and the treatment of illness.

    Sociologically, the concept of Yin and Yang can shed light on many cultural blessings and difficulties around the world. Indeed, the happiest cultures and also marriages, friendships and partnerships are those where Mutual Influence is shared and preserved among people, in intimate relationships and between the outer and inner sides within each of us.
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    • 陰 / 阴 Yin:

    • 陽 / 阳 Yang:
    • Moon, Inside, Hidden, Dark, Draw Inward, Passive, Cool, Moist, Completions, Feminine.
    • Sun, Outside, Shown, Light, Expand Outward, Active, Warm, Dry, Beginnings, Masculine.

  • The East Asian ~ Five Elements

    Fire Earth Metal Water Wood
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    • Fire: Energy, Joy, Hot, Clinging, Bitter
    • Earth: Stability, Peaceful, Sweetness, Slow, Desire, Worry
    • Metal: Hard, Decisive, Reason, Logic, Shock, Grief
    • Water: Yielding, Soft, Gradual, Depth, Dark, Fear, Sadness
    • Wood: Growing, Enthusiasm, Spreading, Optimism, Anger
    Although the Four Elements originally came to China either from India or directly from the Chinese sky gods, 'Wood' was defined & added to the Chinese Zodiac schema in the Time of King Wen for political reasons.

    In ancient days, the king's will (or whim) was LAW and everything had to appear as he saw it and mis-understood it. The king said the Earth should be in the center and the other elements around it. To accomodate the king, to facilitate this modification, the 12 sign-dimensions were re-allocated assymetrically to 5 elements with mathematical permutations. They placed Wood between Water and Fire since Wood is nourished by Water and nourishes Fire.

    According to available sources, the Five Elements are assigned one way to the 12 Signs of the Chinese Zodiac and differently to the 12 Channels of Traditional Chinese Medicine:
    The Asian Zodiac assigns 4 Signs to the Earth Element and 2 Signs to each of the others. The Earth Element is assigned 2 Yin Signs and 2 Yang Signs. The 4 other Elements are each assigned one Yin Sign and one Yang Sign.
    Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) assigns 4 Channels to the Fire Element and 2 Channels to each of the others. The Fire Element is assigned 2 Yin and 2 Yang Channels. ( Heart 5, Small Intestine 6, Heart Protector 9, Triple Heater 10 ) The 4 other Elements are each assigned one Yin Channel and one Yang Channel.

    To the new element of Wood, the royal astrologers assigned the 3rd and 4th signs. (Tiger & Rabbit | Gemini & Crab). They also assigned to the Earth element (2 yin & 2 yang) ~ the 4 Asian signs which correspond to the Western 'Fixed' signs. Ox / Bull .. Dragon / Lion .. Sheep / Scorpio .. Dog / Aquarius. The 4 remaining Elements, Metal, Water, Wood & Fire, were each assigned 1 yin sign and 1 yang sign.

    However, for the medical zodiac schema, the royal astrologers assigned the 11th and 12th signs to the new element of Wood. So for medicine, Wood comprises the signs Dog and Boar (Aquarius and Pisces). In addition to this discrepancy, in the medical schema, there are 4 signs allocated to the Fire element. Apart from the addition of Wood, the order of elements in the Traditional Chinese Medicine zodiac schema remains the same as the other zodiac ~ Fire -> Earth -> Air -> Water with Wood added between Water and Fire... Note: The Chinese Element 'Metal' corresponds to the Western Element 'Air'.

    The signs of both systems do correspond. They can be lined up to match in the order they are counted from first to last in each system. The Western Ram is first and Fish is last. The Chinese Rat is first and Boar is Last. See the chart of both systems below.
    In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the first channel of the 12 is Lung and the last channel is Liver.

    The Asian New Year begins at the New Moon in the 11th Sign, the Dog / Aquarius. ( ☉︎☽︎ ♒︎ )

A Chart of the Zodiacs ~ Indo-European & East Asian
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The Indo-European Western 12 Zodiac Signs
4 Elements (Fire, Earth, Air, Water) in 3 Stages-Phases (Starting, Steady, Dispersing)
Fire and Air are considered 'active & relational' (Yang) and Earth and Water are considered 'receptive & transformational' (Yin).
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Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces
Ram Bull Pair Crab Lion Girl Balance Scorpion Archer Sea Goat Ewer Fish
मेष वृषभ मिथुन कर्क सिंह कन्या तुला वृश्चिक धनु मकर कुम्भ मीन
טלה שור תאומים סרטן אריה בתולה מאזניים עקרב קשת גדי דלי דגים
The Chinese East Asian 12 Zodiac Signs
The Signs of the East Asian Zodiac are all represented by animals, unlike those of the Indo-European Western Zodiac.
The 12 Signs are assymetrically distributed to 5 Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire, Earth), each with 2 polarities (Yin & Yang).
Cross System Note: The four Fixed Steady signs of the Western system (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) are assigned to the Asian Element of Earth.
The Asian Elements of Metal, Water, Wood & Fire are each given 2 adjacent signs listed in the Western system as Cardinal/Starting & Mutable/Changing signs.
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Our Solar System 🙛 You Are Here!..
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This graphic to the right shows some distant minor planets of our solar system in their highly elliptical orbits. Our world is 8 light-minutes away from The Sun. (In this image, not even a pixel wide!)

All these labelled orbits are of small objects and Minor Planets in the Kuiper Belt & Oort Cloud. An interesting note is that all the distant Minor Planets and satellites do not simply go around the Sun in far-away circular orbits. Instead they all dive toward the Sun, approach the very circular orbits of Neptune and the closely circular Anchor Ring ( RN43, Varuna and Quaoar ) then they all swing out, out and far away in highly elliptical orbits that take hundreds or even thousands of years to complete!

Another remarkable point: The Aphelions point to different directions. What does this say about Gravity in our Solar System? Apparently, the planets are not simply dragged after the Sun, but they move out in their own directions - reaching out to other celestial bodies, as if the solar system were dancing!

This also resembles and may remind us of the circulatory system in any creature. The blood comes toward the Heart and dashes away to circle around! From this point of view, the Inner Planets with their Circular orbits around The Sun seem like the vital organs of the Solar System while the Outer Minor Planets in their Elliptical orbits seem like sensory organs and limbs.
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This graphic of the Planets of the Inner Solar System shows the Celestial Bodies with traditional & modern Astrological Rulerships. Eris is the same size as Pluto, and may be perhaps the ruler of Libra. Astrologers are still studying correlations.

In this illustration the order of the planets is correct and the sizes of the planets are to scale, but the distances are certainly not! Note that Ceres, Pluto and Eris are barely visible at this scale.

The 'Habitable Zone' is the region both cool enough and warm enough to have liquid water which is essential for life as found on our world. This band includes Venus, Earth and Mars. This region is sometimes called the "Goldilocks Zone", because it's 'Just Right!' for life.
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About This Page
This page started as simple curiosity about the newly discovered round-body planets in the outer regions of our own solar system. How many are there? What do astronomers know about them? Have astrologers started to find correlations in charts? It was a pleasant surprise to find that there are photos of all the spherical moons in our inner system!

At some point, it seemed natural to add the mythological and astrological backgrounds. The page evolved as friends enjoyed the work and provided valued feedback and encouragement. So now, basically this page is my own ongoing study of Astrology. For me, Astrology is the study of the abstract principles of nature.
This page was uploaded to the inter-webs on 2023 May 19th

This page is not presented as Astrological orthodoxy. Many of the interpretations of sign and planetary symbolism are my own and are still developing. Of course, this also means that any mistakes, errors or omissions are due only to my own inattention or misunderstanding.
The astrological notes are drawn from study of traditional sources, modern researchers' published work and ideas (see Resource Links above), and my own study, experience and meditations.

Additionally, for years, I've also bugged and annoyed many friends, colleagues, fellow workers and acquaintances with requests for their birthdates and anecdotes about their own characteristics and those of their families and friends.

The stories "Four Blind Musicians" (♊︎), "The Music Teacher" (♉︎), "The Entrance to Heaven and Hell" (♑︎), "Old Zen Buddhist Story of Enlightened Grandfather" (♒︎) and "The Old King's Coin" (♎︎) were re-written by the author as briefer re-tellings of some good old traditional and popular stories.

In the Notes, this little arrow Just like that!
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This page was hand-written in HTML, CSS & JavaScript using SciTE. Some drawings are by the author and were made with GIMP. Many illustrations come from the web sites listed in Resource Links. The planets' facts and photos come from NASA sites and other Astronomical Research web sites.
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Rulerships, Elements, Phases, Polarities, YinYang, Analogues

• Click on the Bodies names in the list to read Astronomical facts, Mythology of the names and Astrological essays.
• Click on 'Display Notes of all Astrological Rulers' to open the notes of 12 solar system bodies and the 12 Zodiac Signs they represent.
• Click on 'Display Each Note in Zodiac Order'. At the end of each note, you can click to the next one.
• Click on 'Display Elements' to read about the planets clustered by Element: [Fire Earth Air Water].
• Click on 'Display Phases' to read about the planets clustered by Phase. [Cardinal Fixed Mutable]
• Click on 'Display Polarities' to read about the planets arranged in pairs of Zodiac opposites.
• Click on 'Display YinYang' to view the planets clustered by Yin or Yang.
• Click on 'Display YinYang Analogues' to read about the planets related by YinYang. Each Yin planet has a Yang counterpart.
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The Planets Orderings in the List and in the Notes
The Planets are listed in the physical order in which they appear from the Sun outward, not in the order of the Zodiac signs.

At the end of each Note, you'll read about how that Zodiac Path leads to the next one. If you wish to read in Zodiac order, start with the planet Mars which represents Aries, the Ram. You may then read the Notes in the order of the Zodiac Signs.
The physical order of Planets from the Sun outward:

The Sun, (Our Star)
Mercury, Venus, Earth•Moon, Mars, Ceres, (rockies)
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, (gas & ice giants)
Pluto and Eris. (outer rockies)
The smaller spherical minor planets of the outer solar system are listed by their orbital periods. They may be associated with the signs in auxiliary roles.
The Zodiac Paths in their order with their ruling planets.
(mouse over icons to see Latin names)
♈︎ Ram ♂︎ Mars ♎︎ Balance Eris Eris (?)
♉︎ Bull ♀︎ Venus ♏︎ Scorpion ♇︎ Pluto
♊︎ Pair ☿︎ Mercury ♐︎ Archer ♃︎ Jupiter
♋︎ Crab 🌙︎ Earth•Moon ♑︎ Sea Goat ♄︎ Saturn
♌︎ Lion ☉︎ The Sun ♒︎ Ewer ♅︎ Uranus
♍︎ Girl ⚳︎ Ceres ♓︎ Fish ♆︎ Neptune
Regions of the Solar System
  • Inner System Bodies ~ Our Star, Planets & Moons .. (Sorted by Apsides - Distance from The Sun)
    • Antiquity: "7 Classical Bodies" : Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth•Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn.
    • Modern Age: New Planets and Objects seen with Telescopes and Probes:
      • ABO: Asteroid Belt Objects : Ceres, Vesta, Pallas, Hygeia (Four spherical among ~ 400,000 non-spherical)
      • CBO: Centaur Belt Objects: Chiron, Nessus, Pholus (Tiny non-spherical rocky bodies with elliptical orbits)
      • ISB: Inner System Bodies : Uranus, Neptune
        The Anchor Ring: (Relatively small spherical worlds with highly circular orbits)
        2005RN43, Varuna, Quaoar.
  • Outer System Bodies ~ Kuiper Belt & Oort Cloud (Sorted by Orbital Periods - Planetary Years)
    All these listed here are spherical among many more non-spherical rocky objects.
    These worlds have very long years and highly elliptical orbits.

    • KBO: Kuiper Belt Objects: Orcus, Pluto, Ixion, 2002MS4, Salacia, Haumea, Makemake,
      Varda, 2002AW197, 2002TC302, Gongong, Eris, G!Kun (& counting..)
    • The Gap: According to current observations, the gap between the Kuiper Belt and the Oort Cloud seems to be about 40 AU wide.
    • OCO: Oort Cloud Objects: Sedna (& counting..)
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  • Known Since.. Always, Antiquity, Year of Discovery

  • Names of Planets & Moons.

    Click the Name of a planet or moon to open the Notes column for more information and photos.
    The Ruling planets each have their Symbol in the Notes column over to the right .
    Moons are also listed in the Notes column indicated with a lunar symbol & the parent planet's symbol.
    Diameters
  • Diameter of Planets & Moons in Kilometers (Km).

    There is a very wide range of diameters of the round bodies in our Solar System. The Sun is about 1,392,000 km wide. Jupiter, the largest planet orbiting the Sun, is almost 143,000 km wide, while the smallest round bodies are only around 400 km wide!

    The Minimum Diameter or Width at the Equator for a Spherical World is about 400 to 500 Km, depending upon the body's condition & composition ( water, ices, rocks, heat, etc ).

    See the Asteroids Pallas and Hygiea and the Moons Mimas, Enceladus and Miranda for examples of the small bodies that have been photographed.




    Diameters
    Diameters ~ image from: Scale, Time and Distance
  • Rotational Period of Planets & Moons in Earth Hours or Days.

    This is the "Day" of each Planet and Moon. These "Days" are reported here as Earth days and hours. So a "Day" on Mercury equals 58 Earth days and a Mercurian "Year" equals 88 Earth days. The "Day" measured here is the rotation with relation to the "fixed stars", the "Sidereal Day". All planets spin on their axis. Some spin very slowly (Mercury, Venus) and some spin very quickly! (Jupiter, Haumea) The speed of rotation is involved in the strength of the magnetic field.
    Like our Moon, most moons are Tidally Locked, Synchronous (TLS) in their revolution around their Parent Planet. These moons stopped spinning independently long, long ago. Today, like our Moon, they show only one face to their parent planet. The density of the moon determines how it faces the planet. So the Days of almost all the moons in our solar system are the same as their Months.

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    Rotational Period ~ image from: Planets Spin
  • Orbital Period Revolution of Planets & Moons in Earth Years, Days or Hours.

    The Orbital Period of a planet is the "Year" of that Planet's orbit around The Sun counted in Earth Days or Years.

    The Orbital Period of Moons and Rings around the Parent Planet are their "Months" counted in Earth Hours or Days.

    In this list, Outer System Minor Planets beyond Quaoar (Kuiper Belt & Oort Cloud) are ordered by Orbital Periods, their "years", since their Apsides (Perihelions & Aphelions) are so extremely far apart. These are displayed in Earth time periods, Earth years.

    Orbits - revolution around the Sun
  • Apsides / O.E. Closest & Furthest Distances from the Sun & Orbital Eccentricity - Deviations from a circle.
    • The Inner System Planets are listed in order of their Apsides, their distance from The Sun. Their Perihelions & Aphelions are listed in Millions of Kilometers (mKm) and Astronomical Units (AU).

    • The Moons are listed from their Parent Planet outward. On this page, only spherical Moons are listed, not irregular rocky satellites.

    • The Apsides of all Moons are listed as a single number, the "Mean", "Average" or "x̄" Orbital Distance from the parent planet in Kilometers.

    • In this list, the 3 lesser roughly round Asteroids (Vesta, Pallas & Hygiea) are grouped under Ceres like moons, although they circle the Sun in their own orbits in the Asteroid Belt and therefore are classified as Minor Planets.
    • Orbital Eccentricity: The number to the right of the Apsides is the Orbital Eccentricity, a measure of the orbit's deviation from a circle. The Planets do not move in perfect circles around the Sun. All planetary orbits are elliptical. Some are nearly circular and some are extremely elliptical.

    • The deviation from a circular orbit is expressed as a single number - the O.E. A circle is numbered as "0".
    Here is the Formula.
    Eccentricity is half the distance between the foci,
    divided by half the length of the major axis.
    This can be expressed by this equation: e = c / a.

    Some Links:
    Planetary Orbits Orbital Eccentricity
    Exercises O.E. Video Explains O.E.
    The Nine Most Circular Orbits

    Venus 0.007
    Neptune 0.010
    Earth 0.017
    RN43 0.028
    Quaoar 0.037
    Uranus 0.047
    Jupiter 0.049
    Saturn 0.052
    Varuna 0.056

    Apsides Definitions
    • Planets ~ Perihelion & Aphelion (millionKm & AU)
      • Perihelion - Closest Orbital Approach of a Planet to the Sun
      • Aphelion - Furthest Orbital Distance of a Planet from the Sun
    • Moons ~ Perigee & Apogee (Km)
      • Perigee - Closest Orbital Approach of a Moon to the Parent Planet
      • Apogee - Furthest Orbital Distance of a Moon from the Parent Planet
    • Distances
      AU = Astronomical Unit (A Very Large Distance)
      By definition: The Mean Distance from the Sun's center to the Earth's center.
      Some Equivalents:
      • c = Speed of Light = ( ~ 186,000 miles / second | ~ 300,000 km / second )
      • 1 AU = 8 Light Minutes, ~ 93 million Miles, ~ 150 million Km, 0.1495978707 Terameters
      • 1 Light Year (LY) = 2,644 AU ( The Distance that Light travels in One Earth Year )
      • 1 Parsec (Pc) = 3.26 LY (An Immense Distance based on Parallax)
      Centauri, the nearest star system (3 stars), is about 4 LY away. (Just Next Door!)

    An interesting note is that all the Outer System bodies, the far away minor planets and satellites, do not simply circle the Sun in far away circular orbits.
    Instead they all dive towards the Sun, approaching Quaoar and even Neptune and then they swing out and far away in highly elliptical orbits that take hundreds or even thousands of years to complete!
    This resembles and may remind us of the circulatory system in any creature. The blood comes toward the Heart and then dashes away to circle around again!
    See the entry for "The Anchor Ring" (after Neptune) for an interesting observation including RN43, Varuna & Quaoar.

    According to reported current observations, the gap between the Kuiper Belt and the Oort Cloud seems to be about 40 AU wide.



    Apsides ~ image from: LunarPlanner.com

    Apsides of orbits around the Sun
  • Notes & Photos:
    • Photos from Telescopes and Space Probes!
    • Zodiac Rulerships ~ both Indo-European & East Asian
    • Minor Planets have an additional line of identifiers at the top of the Notes:
      Region: ABO/KBO/OCO | MPC: Minor Planet Center # | PD: Provisional Designation | Ephemeris: Link
    • Astronomy: Physical characteristics
    • Mythology: The Origin of the Name
    • Astrology:
      •   Planet Icon and Zodiac Glyph
      •   Keywords & Principles
      •   Yin Yang Analogue
      •   Notes, Descriptions and Interpretations
      •   Quotes
      •   Links: books, movies, music, etc
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🜂 Fire Aries 🙵 Mars Leo 🙵 The Sun Sagittarius 🙵 Jupiter activity 🙵 intention, direction, identity, unity, strength, pleasure, joy, creativity, growth, enthusiasm, purpose, gentle victory, inspiration.
🜃 Earth Taurus 🙵 Venus Virgo 🙵 Ceres Capricorn 🙵 Saturn physicality 🙵 resource, stability, endurance, desire, sweetness, value, measures, skills, rumination, context, structure, boundary, respect, satisfaction, realization, fulfillment, resting.
🜁 Air Gemini 🙵 Mercury Libra 🙵 Eris Aquarius 🙵 Uranus patterns 🙵 intellect, movement, perception, communication, ideas, concepts, connection, relationships, theory, knowledge, insight, enlightenment, freedom.
🜄 Water Crab 🙵 Earth•Moon Scorpio 🙵 Pluto Pisces 🙵 Neptune emotions 🙵 feeling, reaction, fear, care, motivate, transform, passion, heal, resonance, empathy, compassion, transcendance, joyful surrender, union.
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Cardinal Aries 🙵 Mars Crab 🙵 Earth•Moon Libra 🙵 Eris Capricorn 🙵 Saturn Create, Initiate, Starter, Gather, Repeat, Instance, Cause, Immediate, Opportunity, Leadership, Take-charge, Pushy.
Fixed Taurus 🙵 Venus Leo 🙵 The Sun Scorpio 🙵 Pluto Aquarius 🙵 Uranus Preserve, Maintain, Archetype, Steady, Foundation, Hold, Ever-present, Stable, Consistent, Loyal, Stubborn, Closed.
Mutable Gemini 🙵 Mercury Virgo 🙵 Ceres Sagittarius 🙵 Jupiter Pisces 🙵 Neptune Destroy, End, Disperser, Change, Move, Flow, Effect, Duality, Interfere, Release, Idealize, Testing, Fickle.
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Libra 🙵 Eris? Scorpio 🙵 Pluto Sagittarius 🙵 Jupiter Capricorn 🙵 Saturn Aquarius 🙵 Uranus Pisces 🙵 Neptune
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Outer 🙛 Activity Communication Giving Connection Exploration Enlightenment.
Yin Earth 🙵 Water 🙛 Taurus 🙵 Venus Cancer 🙵 Earth•Moon Virgo 🙵 Ceres Scorpio 🙵 Pluto Capricorn 🙵 Saturn Pisces 🙵 Neptune
Inner 🙛 Desire Receiving Rumination Transformation Fulfillment Transcendance.
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Completion Capricorn 🙵 Saturn (Earth) Fulfillment Aquarius 🙵 Uranus (Air) Enlightenment
Growth Pisces 🙵 Neptune (Water) Transcendance Sagittarius 🙵 Jupiter (Fire) Exploration
Energy Scorpio 🙵 Pluto (Water) Transformation Aries 🙵 Mars (Fire) Activity
Connections Taurus 🙵 Venus (Earth) Desire Libra 🙵 Eris? (Air) Relations
Messages Virgo 🙵 Ceres (Earth) Meditation Gemini 🙵 Mercury (Air) Communication
The Core Lights Crab 🙵 Earth•Moon (Water) Receiving Leo 🙵 The Sun (Fire) Giving
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☉︎ ♌︎ :: The Sun, Ruler of LEO ~ The Lion / The Dragon
The Sun

The Sun

Astronomy
  • The Sun, the central body in our Solar System, is a Star ~ a huge ball of fusing hydrogen & helium. Unimaginably great waves of energy are continually radiated outward. Scientists have estimated that the Sunshine that falls on the Earth in a small portion of a single day actually carries enough energy to power our world-wide civilization for an entire year, if we knew how to use it efficiently.
  • Our Sun has an 11-year cycle of solar activity. At times dark sunspots appear as regions of relative coolness on the surface.
  • The temperature at the surface of the Sun is about 5,600 ℃ (Celsius) / 10,000 ℉ (Fahrenheit).
    The temperature inside the Sun is estimated to be much hotter ~ about 15,000,000 ℃ / 27,000,000 ℉.
  • On the Sun, there are vibrations that ring like a bell! He Sings! The Sun spins. There are several distinct latitudinal regions that rotate at various speeds. He Dances! The Sun flings out into space huge electro-magnetic flares that can even affect us here on Earth. The beautiful aurorae at the North and South poles appear when the solar wind interacts with the Earth's upper atmosphere and magnetic field.
  • A Question of Stellar Formation
    It is thought that, over billions of years, Stars like our Sun gradually create in their centers solid cores of fused elements.
    Do these cores become planets when stars exhaust their hydrogen and cease the major processes of fusion? Are stars the childhood form of planets? Are planets the adult form of stars? Do planets wander around in families and form new stars in their barycenters when they browse and feed in hydrogen nebulae? Do families of planets give birth to new stars?
    Is this the reason that the atmospheres of the 4 gas giants are mostly hydrogen and helium? Are their clouds the gases leftover after their fusion stopped? Is Jupiter, which is still radiating energy, the youngest planet in our system of worlds? Is our Sun the newest child of our ancient family of worlds?

Mythology
In Greece and Rome, Helios or Apollo was the Olympian god of the Sun who drove his chariot across the sky every day. He also played Healing Music. In English, Sunday is named after the Sun.
In Chinese 太阳 ("Tai Yang") means "Yang, South of the Hill"
In Hindi सूर्य ("Surya") means "Sun"
In Hebrew חמה ("Ḥammah") means "Hot One"


Astrology
☉︎ ♌︎ The Sun rules The Lion / The Dragon • Identity  • Strength  • Integrity  • Warmth  • Pleasure  • Joys & Sorrows  • Creativity  • Arts  • Music & Dance  • Comedy & Drama  • Giving  • Instinctive Affection  • Happiness  • Focus of Love  • YinYang Yang The Sun is the Yang analogue to Earth•Moon
which is Yin and Rules the Crab / Rabbit.

The Sun represents Leo, the Steady Ever-present Fire.
As the Steady Fire, The Sun is the Heart.
The Sun, the Heart, is the Focus for Life and Love.
The Sun symbolizes our Strength of Will to be Ourselves.
Traditionally, the Immortal Spirit is attached to the Material Bodies in each Heart.
The Sun, The Heart, is Simple and Strong, holding Joys and Sorrows, Victory and Loss.

"I Am seated in everyone's Heart,
and from Me come Remembrance, Knowledge and Forgetfulness."
Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 15 Verse 15

The Sun, The Heart, is the Principle that Integrates our own parts together and also integrates our World into us and makes our Impression upon the World. The Sun Enlivens the System. He Sings! Our Hearts are our engines for Life.

With the dimension of Leo, we become aware that we are more than our individual ego, that indeed, we are animated by the Source of Life. Leo people (Sun, Moon) are naturally prepared to easily become aware of their Universal Spirit, "I AM".

Leo people really do have an understanding of the 'Heart of the Matter'. They know how to see what is Simple and True. From a very young age, they will be interested to know that those around them are happy.

"One can only see well with the Heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes."
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery ( ☉ ♋︎ ☽ ♌︎ )

When we are with our favorite people, with those we love, our hearts may grow excited and beat faster, stronger and more steadily, bringing our entire being into synchrony to be present for the relationships, complete with Tears and Laughter.

"The Heart wants what the Heart wants!"

Out in the world, Leos simply know how to be themselves and to feel good. They therefore inspire others to be themselves and to feel good. Leos see the BIG PICTURE.

Although they are usually calm and collected, Leos are also naturally the central figures in any group, the ring-masters. People often gravitate around them looking for their attention. They are natural royalty! In a happy society you will see Leos who share their light and strength with everyone around them.

At work, Leo people know how to clearly identify everyone's best abilities. They can clearly see everyone else's talents. They can easily delegate tasks to those who are most suitable and most interested and most able to complete each task with the best results. The Leos help inspire the best contributions from everyone.

You may know sulky Leos. You may know mean or even cruel Leos. Their unhappy condition is an indicator of the failures of our narcissistic societies and civilization. This twisted characteristic of the human personality makes an unhappy mockery of the Leo sign-dimension. If the natural outpouring of love was somehow subverted, then the energy of the Leo may be expressed as harsh interactions with others.

If you wish to help, just remember that Leos respond to people who exemplify love and respect together with strength. They also respond very well to genuine appreciation.






🙛 Quotes by People with Sun in Leo

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world.
The unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore, All progress depends on the unreasonable man."
George Bernard Shaw ( ☉ ♌︎ ☽ ♉︎ ) Man and Superman

• "That was the way with Man; it had always been that way. He had carried terror with him. And the thing he was afraid of had always been himself." - Way Station (1963)
• "A man, he told himself, must belong to something, must have some loyalty and some identity. The galaxy was too big a place for any being to stand naked and alone." - Way Station (1963)
• "The assurance would be there, he thought, the assurance that life had a special place in the great scheme of existence, that one, no matter how small, how feeble, how insignificant, still did count for something in the vast sweep of space and time." - Way Station (1963)
• "Overall, I have written in a quiet manner; there is little violence in my work. My focus has been on people, not on events. More often than not I have struck a hopeful note ... I have, on occasions, tried to speak out for decency and compassion, for understanding, not only in the human, but in the cosmic sense. I have tried at times to place humans in perspective against the vastness of universal time and space. I have been concerned where we, as a race, may be going, and what may be our purpose in the universal scheme – if we have a purpose. In general, I believe we do, and perhaps an important one."
Clifford D. Simak ( ☉ ♌︎ ☽ ♉︎ )

Interview with Carl Jung (1959)
• Interviewer: "Do you remember the occasion when you first felt consciousness of your own individual self?"
• CJ: "That was in my eleventh year. On my way to school I stepped out of a mist. It was just as if I had been in a mist, walking in a mist, and I stepped out of it, and I knew I Am. I am what I am. And then I thought, but what have I been before? I then found that I had been in a mist, not knowing to differentiate my self from things. I was just one thing among many things."
Carl Jung ( ☉ ♌︎ ☽ ♉︎ ) one of the founding fathers of psychology

• ".. Quantum physics thus reveals a basic oneness of the universe."
• “I am no friend of probability theory, I have hated it from the first moment when our dear friend Max Born gave it birth. For it could be seen how easy and simple it made everything, in principle, everything ironed and the true problems concealed. Everybody must jump on the bandwagon. And actually not a year passed before it became an official credo, and it still is.”
(Still regarding Probability Theory) ".. for eternally and always there is only now, one and the same now; the present is the only thing that has no end. I don't like it (probability theory), and I'm sorry I ever had anything to do with it. The world is given to me only once, not one existing and one perceived. Subject and object are only one."
• “There is obviously only one alternative, namely the unification of minds or consciousnesses. Their multiplicity is only apparent, in truth there is only one mind.”
• "What we observe as material bodies and forces are nothing but shapes and variations in the structure of space."
• “What is it that has called you so suddenly out of nothingness to enjoy for a brief while a spectacle which remains quite indifferent to you? The conditions for your existence are almost as old as the rocks. For thousands of years men have striven and suffered and begotten and women have brought forth in pain. A hundred years ago, perhaps, another man sat on this spot; like you he gazed with awe and yearning in his heart at the dying light of the glaciers. Like you he was begotten of man and born of woman. He felt pain and brief joy as you do. Was he someone else? Was it not you yourself? What is this Self of yours? What was the necessary condition for making the thing conceived this time into you, just you and not someone else? What clearly intelligible scientific meaning can this 'someone else' really have? If she who is now your mother had cohabited with someone else and had a son by him, and your father had done likewise, would you have come to be? Or were you living in them, and in your father's father... thousands of years ago? And even if this is so, why are you not your brother, why is your brother not you, why are you not one of your distant cousins? What justifies you in obstinately discovering this difference - the difference between you and someone else - when objectively what is there is the same?”
• "The scientist only imposes two things, namely truth and sincerity, imposes them upon himself and upon other scientists."
• "For a solitary animal egoism is a virtue that tends to preserve and improve the species: in any kind of community it becomes a destructive vice."
• "The task is not to see what has never been seen before, but to think what has never been thought before about what you see everyday."
• “Science cannot tell us a word about why music delights us, or why and how an old song can move us to tears.”
Erwin Schrödinger ( ☉ ♌︎ ☽ ♉︎ ) physicist, quantum mechanics

"The great artists are those who impose their personal vision upon humanity."
Guy de Maupassant ( ☉ ♌︎ ☽ ♋︎ ) Original Short Stories

"I do me ~ or I do nothing."
Hadar ( ☉ ♌︎ ☽ ♋︎ )

"There is but one law, one principle, one cause, one source of power.
We cannot change the law, but by understanding and cooperation we may bring ourselves, through our thought processes,
into harmony with the law and let the law work with us, through us and for us."
Venice J. Bloodworth, PhD ( ☉ ♌︎ ☽ ♌︎ ) Key to Yourself

"Human society fascinates me and awes me and fills me with grief and joy.
I just can't find my place to plug into it."
Elizabeth Eaton "Connie" Converse ( ☉ ♌︎ ☽ ♍︎ ) folk musician

"All men dream, but not equally.
Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity -
but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act out their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.";
T.E.Lawrence ( ☉ ♌︎ ☽ ♐︎ ) Lawrence of Arabia

"The secret of life is to have a task,
something you devote your entire life to,
something you bring everything to every minute of the day for your whole life.
And the most important thing is - it must be something you cannot possibly do!"
Henry Moore ( ☉ ♌︎ ☽ ♑︎ ) artist

"Throughout history, hate has always been the easy path, the path of least resistance.
Let me be clear, you will not find success at the end of the road.
You will not find fulfillment or happiness because hate burns fast and bright."
Arnold Schwarzenegger ( ☉ ♌︎ ☽ ♑︎ ) actor, Governor of California - 2003 to 2011

• “At 14, I discovered girls. I got started dancing because I knew it was one way to meet girls. At that time, dancing was the only way you could put your arm around the girl. Dancing was courtship. Only later did I discover that you dance joy. You dance love. You dance dreams. .. And I know if I can make you smile by jumping over a couple of couches or running through a rainstorm, then I'll be very glad to be a song and dance man.”
• “Come on with the rain ~ I've a smile on my face.”
• “Any man who looks like a sissy while dancing is just a lousy dancer.”
• “I didn't want to move or act like a rich man. I wanted to dance in a pair of jeans. I wanted to dance like the man in the streets.”
Gene Kelly ( ☉ ♌︎ ☽ ♑︎ ) actor, singer, dancer

"It is my heart that makes my songs, not I."
Sara Teasdale ( ☉ ♌︎ ☽ ♓︎ )

🙛 Quotes by others relevant to Leo

"This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it."
Psalm 118:24

"The Heart wants what it wants, or else it does not care."
Emily Dickinson ( ☉ ♐︎ )

"The Heart has its reasons, of which Reason knows nothing.
We know it in a thousand things. I say that the Heart loves the universal Being naturally, and it loves itself naturally, according to its inclination, and it hardens itself against the one or the other at its choice. You have rejected the one and preserved the other: is it through reason that you love? It is the Heart that feels God, and not the Reason. This is faith: God sensible to the Heart, not to the Reason."
Blaise Pascal ( ☉ ♊︎ )

Research has shown that the heart communicates to the brain in four major ways: neurologically (through the transmission of nerve impulses), biochemically (via hormones and neurotransmitters), biophysically (through pressure waves) and energetically (through electromagnetic field interactions).
The HeartMath Website Main Page

"The anatomy and functions of the intrinsic cardiac nervous system and its connections with the brain have been explored extensively by neurocardiologists. In terms of heart-brain communication, it is generally well-known that the efferent (descending) pathways in the autonomic nervous system are involved in the regulation of the heart.
However, it is less appreciated that the majority of fibers in the vagus nerves are afferent (ascending) in nature. Furthermore, more of these ascending neural pathways are related to the heart (and cardiovascular system) than to any other organ. This means the heart sends more information to the brain than the brain sends to the heart.
More recent research shows that the neural interactions between the heart and brain are more complex than previously thought. In addition, the intrinsic cardiac nervous system has both short-term and long-term memory functions and can operate independently of central neuronal command."
This HeartMath article

"When a Leo smiles at you, it seems like sunshine .."
Astrologer's observation, unknown author

So perhaps the meaning of life is best understood by a cat on a window sill in the sunshine?


🙛 Links relevant to Leo

articles:
HeartMath Website
HeartMath - heart / brain communication

books, articles & essays:
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery ( ☉ ♋︎ ☽ ♌︎ )
"One can only see well with the Heart.
The essential is invisible to the eyes."

(The fox shared this secret as a gift
to his friend the little prince)
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day... "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?"

"Real isn't how you're made." said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real."

"Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit.

"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt."

"Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked "or bit by bit?"

"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't often happen to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But those things don't matter at all, because once you are Real, you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand"

"I suppose you are Real?" said the Rabbit. And then he wished he had not said it, for he thought the Skin Horse might be sensitive. But the Skin Horse only smiled.

"The Boy's Uncle made me Real," he said. "That was a great many years ago; but once you are Real, you can't become unreal again. It lasts for always."
The Harry Potter Series, Books and Films by J.K.Rowling ( ☉ ♌︎ )

movies & videos:
The Antoinette Tuff Story ( ☉ ♌︎ )   NPR   11 Alive   A true story of courage.
"I used Tuff Tactics:
compassion, confidence and control."

music:
Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy ( ☉ ♌︎ ☽ ♋︎ )
Turn Down Day sung by The Cyrckle, Tom Dawes ( ☉ ♌︎ ☽ ♉︎ ) Don Brenneman ( ☉ ♉︎ )
It's much too groovy a summer's day
To waste runnin' 'round in the city
But here on the sand I can dream away
Or look at the girls if they're pretty

It's a turn down day, nothin' on my mind
It's a turn down day, and I dig it

There's nothin' easier I can do
Than lyin' around doin' nothin'

It's a turn down day, just a turn 'round day
It's a turn down day, and I dig it

Soft summer breeze and the surf rolls in
To laughter of small children playin'
Someone's radio has the news tuned in
But nobody cares what he's sayin'

It's a turn down day, nothin' on my mind
It's a turn down day, and I dig it

Don't you know,
it's a turn down day, nothin' on my mind
It's a turn down day, and I dig it
Things that are waitin' to mess my mind
Will just have to wait 'til tomorrow
It's a turn down day, just a turn 'round day
It's a turn down day, and I dig it
How Sad, How Lovely by Elizabeth Eaton "Connie" Converse ( ☉ ♌︎ ☽ ♍︎ )
How sad, how lovely,
how short, how sweet,
to see that sunset
at the end of the street.

And the day gathered in
to a single light,
and the shadows rising
from the brim of the night.

Too few, too few,
are the days that will hold
your face, your face
in a blaze of gold.

How sad, how lovely,
how short, how sweet,
to see that sunset
at the end of the street.

And the lights going on
in the shops and the bars,
and the lovers looking
for the first little stars.

Like life, like a smile,
like the fall of a leaf,
how sad, how lovely,
how brief.
All you need is Love by The Beatles
You Are My Sunshine From a lullaby sung by an unknown young mother (perhaps in Kentucky), sung by Johnny Cash ( ☉ ♓︎ )
You are my Sunshine, my only Sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey,
You'll never know, Dear, how much I love you,
Please don't take my Sunshine away...
Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers
Oh my love, my darling
I've hungered, hungered for your touch
A long, lonely time
And time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much
Are you still mine?
I need your love
I need your love
God speed your love to me
Love Me Tender, Love Me True by Elvis Presley ( ☉ ♑︎ ) & Vera Matson
Love me tender, love me true,
All my dreams fulfilled,
Oh my darling, I love you,
And I always will.
What a Wonderful World by George Weiss ( ☉ ♈︎ ) & Bod Thiele ( ☉ ♌︎ ), sung by Louis Armstrong ( ☉ ♌︎ )
One Love - One Heart by Bob Marley ( ☉ ♒︎ )
One Love, One Heart
Let's get together and feel all right!
Love Song by Lesley Duncan ( ☉ ♌︎ ☽ ♑︎ )
The words I have to say
May well be simple but they're true
Until you give your love
There's nothing more that we can do

Love is the opening door
Love is what we came here for
No one could offer you more
Do you know what I mean?
Have your eyes really seen?

You say it's very hard
To leave behind the life we knew
But there's no other way
And now it's really up to you

Love is the key we must turn
Truth is the flame we must burn
Freedom the lesson we must learn
Do you know what I mean?
Have your eyes really seen?

I Can See Clearly Now written by Johnny Nash ( ☉ ♌︎ ☽ ♓︎ ), sung by Jimmy Cliff ( ☉ ♌︎ )
I can see clearly now the rain is gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It's gonna be a bright bright sunshiny day

Oh, yes I can make it now the pain is gone
All of the bad feelings have disappeared
Here is that rainbow I've been praying for
It's gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day

Look all around, there's nothing but blue skies
Look straight ahead, there's nothing but blue skies
Here is that rainbow I've been praying for
It's gonna be a bright bright sunshiny day

The outer Path of the Sun wishes to radiate our Happiness to those around us.
This leads to the inner Path of Ceres, The Girl, Virgo, the Path of Community, the Path of involvement with the World.



Antiquity Mercury 4,880 58 dy 88 dy 46-70 (mKm) / 0.206
☿︎ ♊︎ :: Mercury, Ruler of GEMINI ~ The Pair / The Tiger
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Mercury

Astronomy
  • Mercury has a highly elliptical orbit. There is about 34% difference between the closest point and the furthest point in the orbit.
  • In 1919 the orbit of the planet Mercury provided evidence to support Einstein's Theory of Relativity by illustrating that space was curved by the immense amount of mass and energy of the Sun.
    Mercury & Einstein's Gravity
    Mercury & Relativity
  • Even though the planet revolves around the Sun very quickly (88 days), it rotates on its axis very slowly (58 days). On Mercury, a Day is ⅔ of a Mercurial Year!
  • The average temperature on Mercury is about 167 ℃ / 333 ℉. However,, there is no real atmosphere to circulate the solar radiation and heat. This means that during Mercury's long day, the day side slowly bakes in the Sun's radiation while the night side is freezing.
  • Surprisingly, Mercury is closest to all the planets, when measured over time!
  • The Perihelion of Mercury precesses quicker than that of the other planets. Currently (2024) the perihelion happens around December 20th.

Mythology
In the ancient Mediterranean, Mercury was the Roman name for the Greek Olympian god Hermes, the messenger of the Olympian gods. He carried a medicine staff of healing with two snakes wound together. Today we recognize the similarity between his symbol of medical knowledge, the Caduceus (☤), and the double helix of the DNA molecule.
Mercury/Hermes also represents thought - The Greeks had a saying that passed down to Victorian England - When everyone in a gathering, such as a dinner party, is quiet for a spell, when all the conversations subside, as they do sometimes, the saying goes "Hermes has entered the room!".
In Chinese 晨星 ("Chen Xing") means "Morning Star"
In Hindi बुध ("Budha")
In Hebrew כּוכַב לֶכֶת ("Cochav Lechet") means "Moving Star".


Astrology
☿︎ ♊︎ Mercury rules The Pair / The Tiger. • Perception  • Movement  • Flexibility  • Adaptability  • Duality  • Speed  • Communication  • Messages  • Curiosity  • Exploration  • Research  • Learning  • YinYang Yang Mercury is the Yang analogue to Ceres
which is Yin and Rules Virgo.

Mercury represents Gemini The Pair, The Dispersing Air. The Principles of Gemini create Perceptions, Thoughts, Movements, Speed, Curiosity, Perspectives and Communications. Mercury represents the fundamental principles of Perceiving, Learning, Communicating and Moving through our world. He brings the Messages of Life To and From the Heart.

The Pair are present in perception. So many creatures have paired organs of perception - two or more symmetrically placed eyes and ears. These are the primary organs of perception and inside the ears, organs of perception of balance. Separated pairs of organs give us the ability to determine direction of the source of perceived information - left right, up down, forward or behind. These fundamental functions let us know where we are in relation to everything else in our environment.

Gemini people (Sun/Moon) clearly recognize inherent dualities in life. They have a strong ability to see into multiple sides of any situation. Relating events and telling captivating stories are talents shared by most Geminis. Gemini people (Sun, Moon) are usually highly perceptive, quick-witted and clever, whether they are teachers, inventors, mathematicians or engineers. Many Geminis become gifted and successful Authors, Doctors, Scientists, Actors, Musicians and even Lawyers! Geminis are also famous for skilled Detective work. They often have Heroic styles. In wartime, Geminis have been successful Spies. (Ian Fleming, Josephine Baker)

People who have a Gemini Dimension that is well connected to their previous path of Venus and Taurus will have a healthy respect for integrity and consistency even in the face of duality that they so easily perceive. They are often quite funny and playful.
When Gemini people (Sun, Moon) appreciate someone, they often make very charming, eloquent and memorable pronouncements. If you've done something to help a Gemini, they will let you know of their appreciation! Well said, Gemini!

One Challenge to the Pair is to cultivate a healthy balance between cooperation and competition in their relationships with others. A little Friendly Competition in a larger base of Cultivated Cooperation can lead to mutual appreciation and great achievements in a peaceful society. In contrast, unbridled competition without cooperation leads to arrogance, contempt, isolation and social disasters.

Another Challenge to the Pair is to discern and tell the Truth. People sometimes lie to escape. People sometimes lie to gain something they could not acquire or achieve otherwise. However, in real life, even liars don't like it when they discover that someone has lied to them. Lies engender antipathy, resentment, hatred and revenge. Likewise, Even thieves don't like it when others steal from them. Some people say that if you believe something that you say, then it isn't a lie. They say that they believe that truth is negotiable and can be fabricated or elected by consensus.

However, people with a well-developed Gemini dimension understand that the Truth is perceived, revealed and discovered, not negotiated, fabricated or elected by consensus. Additionally, they also know that there can be many valid and respectable perspectives on the way toward the Truth, as shown in the elephant's story above.
The Path of Gemini brings the fundamental and essential gifts of Perception, Movement, Communication, Learning and Thought. The principles represented by Gemini bring to us all the ability to discern Patterns and Reasoning that allows us to make sense of the world.


🙛 Quotes by People with Sun in Gemini

• "What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same."
• "What's the use of stories that aren't even true?"
• "The only people who see the whole picture are those who step out of the frame."
• "In the end, stories are what is left of us."
Salman Rushdie ( ☉ ♊︎ ☽ ♊︎ ), author

• “When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”
• “What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence. The question is what can you make people believe you have done.”
• “I am a brain, Watson. The rest of me is a mere appendix.”
• “It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but that you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it.”
• “My mind rebels at stagnation ... I crave for mental exaltation ... That is why I have chosen my own particular profession, or rather created it, for I am the only one in the world.”
• “The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.”
• “How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?”
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ( ☉ ♊︎ )

"The Heart has its Reasons, of which the Reason knows nothing. We know it in a thousand things. I say that the heart loves the universal Being naturally, and it loves itself naturally, according to its inclination, and it hardens itself against the one or the other at its choice. You have rejected the one and preserved the other: is it through Reason that you love? It is the Heart that feels God, and not the Reason. This is faith: God sensible to the Heart, not to the Reason."
Blaise Pascal ( ☉ ♊︎ ☽ ♋︎ )

• "All things are double."
• "God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose.
Take which you please - you can never have both."
Ralph Waldo Emerson ( ☉ ♊︎ ☽ ♌︎ )

"When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself."
Jacques Yves Cousteau ( ☉ ♊︎ ☽ ♌︎ )

• "And finally I twist my heart round again, so that the bad is on the outside and the good is on the inside, and keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would so like to be, and could be, if there weren't any other people living in the world."
• "Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."
• "How true Daddy's words were when he said: all children must look after their own upbringing. Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands."
• "I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains."
• "I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out."
• "Ever since I was a little girl and could barely talk, the word 'why' has lived and grown along with me. It's a well-known fact that children ask questions about anything and everything, since almost everything is new to them. That is especially true of me, and not just as a child. Even when I was older, I couldn't stop asking questions."
• "I don't have much in the way of money or worldly possessions, I'm not beautiful, intelligent or clever, but I'm happy, and I intend to stay that way! I was born happy, I love people, I have a trusting nature, and I'd like everyone else to be happy too. "
Anne Frank ( ☉ ♊︎ ☽ ♌︎ )

There is no time, no time,
there is no time,
not even for a kiss,
not even for this,
not even for this rhyme
🙙
It is May
and blossoms sway
in sifted snow
under the Moon
🙙
I only know
that I cannot stay,
for today is May
and tomorrow June.
🙙
An arrow shot
from an idiot's bow,
that is my lot
and I must go.
🙙
There is no time, no time,
there is no time,
not even for a kiss,
not even for this,
not even for this rhyme ~ No..!
🙙
Robert Silliman Hillyer ( ☉ ♊︎ ☽ ♎︎ )

"Why did God put into my soul this incessant longing for light and knowledge?"
Sara Wacklin ( ☉ ♊︎ ☽ ♏︎ )

• "I found ideas more real than things."
• "Hell is other people."
J.P. Sartre ( ☉ ♊︎ ☽ ♒︎ )

• "Presume not God to scan, the proper study of Mankind is Man."
• "No woman ever hates a man for being in love with her, but many a woman hate a man for being a friend to her."
• "A man should never be ashamed to own that he is wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday."
• "To err is human, to forgive divine."
Alexander Pope ( ☉ ♊︎ ☽ ♒︎ ), author


🙛 Quotes by others relevant to Gemini:

"You Only live Twice,
Or So It Seems,
One Life for Yourself
And One for Your Dreams."

"Loneliness does not come from having no people around you,
but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to you."
Carl Jung ( ☉ ♌︎ ☽ ♉︎ ), psychologist

“How wonderful that we have met with a paradox!
Now we have some hope of making progress.”
Niels Bohr ( ☉ ♎︎ ), physicist

"Do you ever think of your life as a Story?"
Coralie ( ☉ ♏︎ ☽ ♒︎ )

🙛 Links relevant to Gemini

books:
Rachel Carson;   Sir Arthur Conan Doyle;   Harlan Ellison;   Ralph Waldo Emerson;   Ian Fleming;   Anne Frank;   Allen Ginsberg;   Thomas Hardy;   Alexander Pope;   Salman Rushdie;   Jean-Paul Sartre;   Harriet Beecher Stowe;   Walt Whitman;   W.B. Yeats;  


movies & videos:
The Twilight Zone by Rod Serling ( ☉ ♑︎ ☽ ♐︎ )
A Kind of Stopwatch (1963) S5 E4 written by Michael Rosenthal, with Richard Erdman ( ☉ ♊︎ )
The World's Greatest Lover with Gene Wilder ( ☉ ♊︎ ☽ ♒︎ ) Carol Kane ( ☉ ♊︎ )

music:
Yellow Bird Jamaican Folk Song sung by Harry Belafonte ( ☉ ♓︎ )
Blowin' in the Wind by Bob Dylan ( ☉ ♊︎ ☽ ♉︎ )

The outer Path of Gemini explores, learns and communicates.
He also wants to keep these newly formed connections open.
Interaction and mutual influence with others becomes important.
Awareness of dangers opens us to feeling fears, worry and anxiety.
At the same time, Learning gives us knowledge that enables us to outgrow those fears.
These factors lead us to the inner Path of the complex social impulses of the Earth•Moon, the Crab / Rabbit / Cat:
The Path of Protection, Imagination, Care, Nurturing & Family.



Antiquity Venus 12,103 ℞ 243 dy 225 dy 107-109 (mKm) / 0.007
♀︎ ♉︎ :: Venus, Ruler of TAURUS ~ The Bull / The Ox
Venus

Venus

Astronomy
  • By the ancient Greeks, the planet of Aphrodite was also called both Phosphorus and Hesperus. The Romans recognized Venus as both Lucifer and Vesper. Today, we still recognize Venus in her two roles as both the Morning Star and the Evening Star. Since she circles the Sun inside our own orbit, sometimes we see her rise before dawn and other times she sets after the Sun.
  • Venus is almost as large as the Earth and her gravity is 90% of Earth 1G.
    She has a remarkably circular orbit! This 'close circle ratio' club includes Venus, Neptune, Earth, 2005-RN43 and Quaoar. The circular orbits then open a bit wider to include Uranus, Jupiter, Saturn and Varuna. These circular orbits hint at the need for a more sophisticated understanding of gravity!
    Venus has no seasons, since the tilt of her axis is only 3° (like Jupiter).
    This world rotates very slowly, imperceptibly, in the reverse direction of her revolution around the Sun! A "Day" on Venus is longer than a Venusian Year!
  • People speak of "Terraforming" some other worlds for us to inhabit. Terraforming Venus would be a major project for hundreds of years, but it could give us a true sister world, even though she would be a little warmer than our Earth!
    However, There are serious problems to solve ..
    • Venus has no moon. This is an important lack. If a moon could be assembled around Venus, this could help to establish and stabilize rotation and axial tilt. It could also help to awaken the magnetic field which would be helpful to amend the atmosphere. See the entry for Eros, the proposed moon of Venus, below.
    • Her extremely slow rotation is actually reversed. If Venus were rolling on a track which was turning around the Sun, she would slowly move in the direction opposite to that of the track and all the other planets.
    • Most likely due to the slooow daily rotation, there is practically no magnetic field. Venus does respond to solar wind, though.
    • Lastly, Venus is extremely hot, wrapped and collecting heat in a thick, very heavy hot-house atmosphere of 96% carbon dioxide, 3% nitrogen and some water vapor. The clouds are made of sulfuric acid and water. The atmospheric pressure is 92 bars, almost 100 times thicker than our atmosphere! This means that, at the surface, the air weighs a crushingly heavy 93.81 Kg/cm²! (1,334.34 psi - pounds/inch²) And finally, "extremely hot" means that the average temperature of Venus is about 465 ℃ / 900 ℉. (Aagh! Love can be Hell..)
    So in order to Terraform Venus, there would be an enormous amount to learn, and it would involve many years of work,
    but we would be landscaping the solar system! Wouldn't a Sister World be Amazing?!
    Videos of Terraforming Venus:         Venus 1    Venus 2    Venus 3

Mythology:
Venus was the Roman name for Aphrodite, the Greek Olympian goddess of Love & Desire. In one version, she was born of the Sea after Uranus was exiled by Kronos / Saturn and his seed thrown into the Sea. In another, she was a daughter of Gaia and Uranus. The Greeks called Africa by her name.
In Chinese 太白 ("Taibai") means "Very Bright".
In Hindi शुक्र ("Śhukar")
In Hebrew נוגה (“Noga”) means "Bright".


Astrology
♀︎ ♉︎ Venus rules The Bull / The Ox. • Gravity  • Inertia  • Consistency  • Durability  • Stability  • Constancy  • Cadence  • Resources  • Trade  • Commerce  • Posessions  • Productivity  • Smell & Taste  • Voice  • Song  • Attraction  • Feeling  • Desire  • Beauty  • Comfort  • Sweetness  • Values  • Worth  YinYang Yin Venus is likely the Yin analogue
to the Yang ruler of Libra


Venus represents Taurus The Bull, The Steady Earth. Venus signifies our Values, Desires and Resources.
The Principle of Venus is the fundamental ability to judge and decide if something feels Good or Bad for us.
Can you imagine life without this?

Traditionally, she has ruled both Taurus (the Fixed Earth) and Libra (the Starting Air).
This dual rulership may be revised in the near future if Eris proves to the the ruler of Libra.

The Bull is a great icon for Venus ~ Bulls usually browse in their pasture contentedly. But if they are disturbed, well! We've all seen rodeos, right? Honestly, don't those animals resemble locomotives more than anything else? Taureans very rarely start fights. If they do, they likely have a good reason related to desires or security. But they certainly know how to END fights!

Venus is the simplest Feminine Symbol. With the principles of Venus we appreciate the Beauty of the World!

Venus is involved in both Contentment and Desire, Possession & Jealousy. While she can be quite self-contained, she is also very prominent in all our Relationships. The principles of Venus help us to decide whether to accept someone into our life. They help us decide when and how to attract others and make ourselves acceptable to them. These principles also help us to compromise and negotiate when we realize and decide that we wish to keep a relationship.

Venus also signifies our self-esteem, the sense of our own value. This touches on our health, longevity, effectiveness and prosperity. The level of our self-esteem can make a very big difference in our lives.
Venus can be immoveable. This characteristic can be seen in two ways depending on the quality of judgement and circumstances. When you are right this characteristic is heroic reliability, firmness and steadfastness. But when you are wrong then it is just stubborn, perverse and oppositional behaviour.

You might think that some people you know have very progressive values. You may believe some people to be rather flighty, but Venus, the planet with which they keep these values, holds onto them conservatively. She keeps all the good things from the past.

While Venus is always basically consistent, she will look outward to new ideas if they fit into her overall scheme. Taureans usually prize the truth.

"How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb?"
"I don't know ~ how many?"
"Just one, but the light bulb must WANT to change."

Taureans (Sun, Moon) and Venusian people are often sweet, innocent, strong, well-grounded and very appealing. Their preference for affection draws people to them. The well developed Taureans very much enjoy perceiving and telling the Truth. People with a well developed Taurus dimension respect evidence and facts and they often excell in the sciences.

"Hell is the inability to Love."
Leon Tolstoy ( ☉ ♍︎ ☽ ♍︎ )

Venus also signifies the sense to manage our resources. Music, Sweet tasty treats and Money are items traditionally found in Venus' treasure house. They don't like to be rudely disturbed, so don't approach them without treats (a smile, a song or some other gesture of appreciation, an offer of a back-rub or a foot massage or some chocolate, marzipan, candied fruits, or music recordings or concert tickets, or a generously lucrative contract of some kind! etc... )

In short, your friendships with Taurus people (Sun, Moon) will always remind you that life can be good, pleasant and sweet, if you let it.

"The thing that I hate most about my enemy is that he taught me to hate."
Amos Oz ( ☉ ♉︎ ☽ ♏︎ ) author


🙛 Quotes by People with Sun in Taurus

"If they try to rush me, I always say, 'I've only got one other speed - and it's slower.' "
Glenn Ford ( ☉ ♉︎ )

"America has never been innocent at all. It is not possible to call innocent a country where the original residents were systematically wiped out and the new tenants built a society in large part on the labor of people who were shipped over in chains from another continent."
Steve Erickson ( ☉ ♉︎ ) ~ American Weimar

"Courage is a whisper from above.
When you listen with your heart, you will know what to do and how and when."
Irene Gut Opdyke ( ☉ ♉︎ ) In My Hands righteous rescuer of many lives in WWII.

"If you're sexy, everybody will love you.
That's what I wanted ~ for everybody to love me."
Traci Lords ( ☉ ♉︎ )

• "To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater."
• "My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them."
• "You see, idealism detached from action is just a dream. But idealism allied with pragmatism, with rolling up your sleeves and making the world bend a bit, is very exciting. It's very real. It's very strong."
Bono ( ☉ ♉︎ )

"See, when I paint, it is an experience that, at its best, is transcending reality."
Keith Haring ( ☉ ♉︎ )

• "Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits."
• "With the stones we cast at them, geniuses build new roads for us."
Paul Eldridge ( ☉ ♉︎ )

"I was now resolved to do everything in my power to defeat the system."
Oskar Schindler ( ☉ ♉︎ ☽ ♈︎ ) businessman, righteous rescuer of many lives in WWII.

"Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end."
Immanuel Kant ( ☉ ♉︎ ☽ ♈︎ )

"If you don't ask, you don't get."
Stevie Wonder ( ☉ ♉︎ ☽ ♈︎ )

"Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people."
Karl Marx ( ☉ ♉︎ ☽ ♉︎ )

• "The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water."
• "Love and work... work and love, that's all there is."
• "A man who has been the indisputable favorite of his mother keeps for life the feeling of a conqueror."
• "How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved."
• "One is very crazy when in love."
• "We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love, never so forlornly unhappy as when we have lost our love object or their love."
• "Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism."
• "Time spent with cats is never wasted."
• "Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise."
• "What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult."
• "A civilization which leaves so large a number of its participants unsatisfied and drives them into revolt neither has nor deserves the prospect of a lasting existence."
• "America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success."
• "I have found little that is "good" about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash, no matter whether they publicly subscribe to this or that ethical doctrine or to none at all. That is something that you cannot say aloud, or perhaps even think."
• "Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea. They become powerless when they oppose it."
• "Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility."
• "Look into the depths of your own soul and learn first to know yourself, then you will understand why this illness was bound to come upon you and perhaps you will thenceforth avoid falling ill."
• "Human life in common is only made possible when a majority comes together which is stronger than any separate individual and which remains united against all separate individuals. The power of this community is then set up as ''right'' in opposition to the power of the individual, which is condemned as 'brute force.' "
Sigmund Freud ( ☉ ♉︎ ☽ ♊︎ )

• “I love and treasure individuals as I meet them, I loath and despise the groups they identify or belong to.”
• “People are wonderful one at a time. Each one of them has an entire hologram of the universe somewhere within them.”
• “Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.”
• “Everyone smiles in the same language.”
• “Life is not measured by the number of breath we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”
• “Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.”
• “People who see life as anything more than pure entertainment are missing the point.”
George Carlin ( ☉ ♉︎ ☽ ♊︎ ) comedian

• "Don't be afraid to go out on a limb. It's where all the fruit is."
• "Sex is hardly ever just about sex."
• "Someday perhaps change will occur when times are ready for it instead of always when it is too late. Someday change will be accepted as life itself."
Shirley MacLaine ( ☉ ♉︎ ☽ ♍︎ )

• "Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve."
• "Whence come I and whither go I? That is the great unfathomable question, the same for every one of us. Science has no answer to it."
• "A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it."
• "When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."
• "All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force… We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter."
Max Planck ( ☉ ♉︎ ☽ ♍︎ ) physicist

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."
Bertrand Russell ( ☉ ♉︎ ☽ ♎︎ )

"Is it right to probe so deeply into Nature's secrets? The question must here be raised whether it will benefit mankind, or whether the knowledge will be harmful."
Pierre Curie ( ☉ ♉︎ ☽ ♏︎ )

"The thing that I hate most about my enemy is that he taught me to hate."
Amos Oz ( ☉ ♉︎ ☽ ♏︎ ) author

"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
Jiddu Krishnamurti ( ☉ ♉︎ ☽ ♐︎ ) Freedom from the Known

"A husband's most important job is to keep his wife happy."
Andrew McAfee, MD. ( ☉ ♉︎ ☽ ♑︎ )

• "Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves."
• "Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary?
JM Barrie ( ☉ ♉︎ ☽ ♑︎ ) The Little White Bird

"Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow firm there, firm as weeds among stones."
Charlotte Bronte ( ☉ ♉︎ ☽ ♒︎ ) author

• “A man fighting for his life can do more than he ever imagined he could.”
• "I found a joy in myself, coming from the awareness that I want to fight."
• "I've been trying to live my life so that in the hour of my death I would rather feel joy, than fear.“
Witold Pilecki ( ☉ ♉︎ ☽ ♓︎ ) ~ The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery

• "I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of the success of an undertaking. If I felt it was the right thing to do, I was for it regardless of the possible outcome."
• "Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."
Golda Meir ( ☉ ♉︎ ☽ ♓︎ )


🙛 Quotes by others relevant to Taurus:

" 'For I know the plans I have for you', declares the Lord,
'plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you a hope and a future.' "
Bible ~ Jeremiah 29:11

"My bowels, my bowels! I writhe in pain!
The chambers of my heart! My heart moaneth within me!
I cannot hold my peace! because thou hast heard,
O my soul, the sound of the horn, the alarm of war."
Bible: Jeremiah 4:19

"There's enough for everyone's need but not enough for everyone's greed."
Mahatma Ghandhi

"What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love."
Fyodor Dostoyevsky ( ☉ ♏︎ )

"Love does not cause suffering:
What causes it is a sense of ownership, which is love's opposite."
Antoine de Saint-Exupery ( ☉ ♋︎ ☽ ♌︎ )

"This above all, To thine ownself be true;
and it must follow, as the night the day,
thou canst not then be false to any man."
Will Shakespeare: Hamlet, Act I, Scene III. Polonius' advice to Laertes

"I am in my condition, a prince, Miranda ..
and would no more endure this wooden slavery than I would suffer the flesh-fly blow my mouth.
Hear my soul speak: The very instant that I saw you, did my heart fly to your service;
there resides, to make me slave to it; and for your sake I am this patient log-man."
William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act III Scene I, Ferdinand to Miranda

"I saw Love once, and I Want it!"
The Mermaid's impassioned exclamation to her two human friends.
movie: "Aquamarine" (2006) ~ mermaid played by Sara Paxton ( ☉ ♉︎ )

"Grief is the price we pay for Love."


🙛 Links relevant to Taurus

books, articles & essays:
Cassandra by Florence Nightingale ( ☉ ♉︎ )

music:
If Love is a Skill ~ by Sofi Tukker ( Sophie Hawley-Weld & Tucker Halpern )
If Love is a Skill
Let me practice on you..
All That You Wanted ~ from "Cats" (movie), sung by Frances Hayward ( ☉ ♋︎ )
All that I Wanted
Was to be Wanted,
Never to wander
London streets
Alone and Haunted!
God Only Knows written by Tony Asher ( ☉ ♉︎ ) Brian Wilson ( ☉ ♊︎ ), sung by the Beach Boys
I may not always love you
But long as there are stars above you
You never need to doubt it
I'll make you so sure about it
God only knows what I'd be without you
Love Makes the World Go Round ~ from "Carnival", sung by Anna Maria Alberghetti ( ☉ ♉︎ )
Love makes the world go round
Love makes the world go round!
Somebody soon will love you
If no one loves you now
High in some silent sky
Love sings its silver song
Making the earth twirl softly
Love makes the world go round
Hi Lili, Hi Lili, Hi lo ~ from "Lili", sung by Leslie Caron ( ☉ ♋︎ )
A song of Love is a sad song,
Hi Lili, Hi lo,
A song of Love is a song of Woe,
Don't ask me how I know..
Button Up Your Overcoat (You Belong to Me) sung by Ruth Etting ( ☉ ♐︎ )
Button up your overcoat
When the wind blows free,
Take good care of yourself
You belong to Me!
What the World Needs Now by H. David, B. Bacharach, sung by Jackie DeShannon ( ☉ ♌︎ )
What the World needs now,
Is Love sweet Love,
That's the only thing
That there's just too little of!
Our Love is Here to Stay by George & Ira Gershwin, sung by Ella Fitzgerald ( ☉ ♉︎ )
It's very clear, our love is here to stay
Not for a year but ever and a day
The radio and the telephone and the movies that we know
May just be passing fancies and in time may go
But oh, my dear, our love is here to stay
Together we're going a long, long way

In time the rockies may tumble,
Gibraltar may crumble
They're only made of clay
But our love is here to stay

The inner Path of Venus is Desire, Values and The Beginning of Maturity.
Venus also helps us to choose whether, why, when and where to go to find the objects of our desire.
This sets up conditions that awaken the urge to explore, to engage the outer Path of Mercury, the Pair, Gemini, the Path of Movement, Learning and Communication.



2110? Eros 3,300 TLS 19 dy [~370,000 Km?]
☽︎ ♀︎ :: Eros - Proposed Artificial Moon & Rings of Venus
Venus Rings

Eros ~ proposed artificial Moon of Venus

Astronomy
  • A Moon would help to rotate the planet, activating the core, creating and strengthening magnetic fields. It could also set and stabilize an axial tilt to provide 4 seasons, like those on Earth. It would also help to periodically shade the planet from the Sun, reducing the amount of solar radiation and heat reaching the surface.
  • Additionally, a Ring system would be most helpful to act as a parasol shading Venus from excessive solar radiation. Thousands of thin plates carved as polished slices of silicon glass rocks could float in orbit, reflecting excess sunshine away from the planet or even capturing the sunlight, converting and storing the energy. These Rings might seem like a perpetual rainbow or chandelier to the residents of Venus. Tiny moonlets could shepherd the rings with their gravity.
  • Assembly of Venus' artificial moon and rings can incorporate rocks that cross the orbits of Earth and Venus, spare rocks orbiting Saturn, and other rocks from the Kuiper Belt & Oort Cloud. The suggested diameter of Eros in relation to Venus echoes the proportion of Earth's Moon to the Earth ~ 27% of the planet's diameter. The suggested orbital period would give 13 moons in a year, like on Earth.
  • While Venus spends an average period of about a month in a sign for us here on Earth, the Venusian moon would traverse each sign in a few days, while the Earth would spend about a month or so in each sign as it accompanies the Sun. This would greatly contrast with the movement of our moon which only spends a few days in each sign. Also while seen from Earth, Venus regularly moves retrograde, but when viewed from Venus, the Venusian moon would never go retrograde!

Mythology:
"Eros" was Venus' helper, or perhaps her boyfriend. In some myths he was called Cupid.


Astrology
• A single Moon would reflect all the Astrological qualities of Venus for the local residents.

While Venus spends about a month in a sign for us here on Earth, the Venusian moon would traverse each sign in a few days. The qualities represented by Venus for us would be represented by the new moon for people living on Venus. This moon would move much more quickly for them than Venus does for us here on Earth. The qualities of Venus would shift styles much more quickly for them than they do for us here on Earth, perhaps every few days like our moon does for us. In addition, when seen from Earth, Venus regularly moves retrograde. Viewed from Venus, their moon would never go retrograde!

Likewise, for Venusians, The Earth would represent all those qualities that our Moon represents for us here on Earth. In contrast to our Moon moving around the Zodiac in one month, only spending a few days in each sign, the Earth would spend several weeks in each sign as it circles the Sun outside the orbit of Venus. This means that the qualities represented by our Moon which change styles frequently here on Earth, would shift styles very slowly for those living on Venus. Another difference would be that the qualities of the Earth as represented by our Moon and never retrograde here at home, would periodically go retrograde when viewed from Venus!

The Astrological Shape of Time would feel very different on Venus!



Always Earth 12,742 1 dy 365 dy 147-152 (mKm) / 0.017
🌙︎ ♋︎ :: Earth, Ruler of CANCER ~ The Crab / The Rabbit, The Cat
Earth


~ Love Your Mother ~


The Earth•Moon

Astronomy
  • The Earth, our homeworld, rotates at a tilt of 23° off perpendicular to the plane of our revolution around the Sun. This tilt creates the Four Seasons.
  • We have one beautiful large Dancing Moon.
    See Luna below for more details..
  • Our Earth has a strong magnetic field.
    When we see the Aurorae Borealis we are watching the magnetic field interacting with the solar wind.
  • Our world is wrapped in an Atmosphere of Nitrogen (79%) and Oxygen (18%) and a few other interesting and useful gases. The atmosphere spreads up from the surface of the Earth, weighing 14 lbs per square inch at Sea Level and gradually thinning out up to around 62 miles. Above that altitude is considered by the space programs to be 'Near Earth Space'. The atmosphere is constantly in motion with weather patterns driven largely by solar energy and moisture from the sea. Many animals fly and glide and jump around in this active atmosphere - insects, reptiles, birds, mammals and even a few fish!
  • The average temperature of the Earth is about 15℃ / 59℉.
    The extreme temperatures range from the coldest of -88℃ / -126℉ to the hottest of 56℃ / 134℉.
  • 70% of Earth's surface is covered with Oceans of liquid Water & Ice. The oceans are always shifting, pulled by the gravity of the Moon, warmed at the surface by sunshine and in the deep by hidden volcanic vents, whipped about by surface winds and powerfully moving in deep circulation currents. Many plants and animals live in the salty oceans and fresh water lakes! These include molluscs, arthropods, fish, insects, reptiles, birds and mammals.
  • As far as we know at this time (2024), our Earth is the only world in our solar system with living creatures. The living creatures of Earth have gradually helped to modify and re-shape the surface of our planet in remarkable ways over millions of years. Two ancient and clear examples of this are the free atmospheric oxygen and the sandy beaches found in so many places. We humans are also the only creatures that we know of who have the potential ability to protect our world from dire threats such as the large asteroid strikes that destroyed most of the dinosaurs. (Birds survived and continued to evolve into the myriad species we see today.)
  • Currently The Earth is at Perihelion around January 3rd with The Sun in Capricorn at 13°. Heliocentrically, at this time, The Earth is seen in her Rulership, The Crab at 13°. So from The Sun's perspective, The Earth draws closest to him while she is in her own Dimension in the course of her orbit.
  • A Pale Blue Dot
    The Pale Blue Dot
    "Consider that dot - that's here - that's home - that's us.
    On it, everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives.

    The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every 'superstar', every 'supreme leader', every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam. ...".

    A Pale Blue Dot
    • photo from Voyager 1, 1990
    • essay by Carl Sagan ( ☉ ♏︎ ☽ ♐︎ )
    • photos, videos & full essays:
    NASA
    CoSM
    CarlSagancom



Mythology
In ancient Greece, our world, The Earth, was called by a goddess name, "Gaia". She was the primordial Earth goddess who gave birth to the Titans together with Uranus, the primordial Sky god. Today scientists are discussing James Lovelock's Gaia Principle that explores the idea that the Earth and other worlds and Solar Systems are 'living self-organizing systems' in a living Universe.


Astrology
♁︎ ♋︎ Mother Earth rules The Crab / The Rabbit / The Cat. • Environment  • Fear  • Safety  • Regression  • Hunger  • Satisfaction  • Protection  • Resilience  • Tenacity  • Evolution  • Expectation  • Receiving  • Taking  • Keeping  • Memory  • Attachment  • Nurturing  • Caring  • Sentiment  • Understanding  • Imagination  • Appreciation  • Society  • World  • YinYang Yin Earth•Moon is the Yin analogue to the Sun
which rules Leo as Yang.


Gaia, our Earth•Moon, our wonderfully beautiful world, represents Starting Water, the sign of the Crab / the Rabbit / The Cat. While in China the 4th sign is called Rabbit, in several Southeastern Asian nations, this sign is called the Cat. The Crab / Rabbit / Cat is the Cardinal, Initiating Water sign. This dimension starts and initiates, but it's Water, so a good natural emblem might be a spring, a fountain, a geyser.

To us the Earth is Our Home, Our Environment, Our Living Conditions, Our Memory, Our History, and the myriad Raw Materials We Need for our very lives. Actually, we are all tiny packets of Heaven and Earth, Receiving and Giving throughout our lives. The Earth (and The Moon, for those of us who live here) represents the Principle that Perceives and Weaves together an Image of the world that becomes the background and environment for our lives.

The Earth and the Crab / Rabbit ~ Cat represent the 4th Zodiac Sign, which can also be thought of as the 4th Dimension. The movements allowed by the 3rd Dimension are recorded infinitely, which shows as continuance, endurance, persistence, wakes, trails and memory. The 4th together with the 10th provide our experience of Time, which can be felt as both subjective and collective. Each person has each day, but these days are also nested in the larger cycles that include everyone. These larger cycles are also repetitive and overlapping.

Scientists and philosophers have noted that we 'eat our way through our world'. Everyone does, every living thing on Earth eats their way through the world. What does everyone eat? Other living things of the Earth! The tiniest things eat minerals. Then the larger living things eat those smaller ones. It goes on from there in a world wide web of life and consumption.

The Earth is a very Emotional, Imaginative World. We are all constantly involved in her planet-wide Transformations. We would all do well to learn to deeply understand these natural changes and to learn to participate carefully and to wisely care for, tend and preserve our world.

People with Sun or Moon in the Crab have a high degree of tenacity. There is often a strong natural vitality. In the lives of Crab people (Sun, Moon), there is quick involvement and also quick retreats. The emotional life of Crab people is labile and fluid. There is a lot of imagination and so also a lot of fear. Fear that is unresolved can cause depression and isolation.

It's important for everyone to know that Fear is meant to keep us safe. If we can learn about the cause of the fear, it can be resolved to caring. If people do not learn enough to dispel fear properly, it may transform to hatred. Hatred that is sustained for a long time without resolution will morph into mental illness. This can ruin lives.

The Crab dimension adds convolution to the emotional mind. Every emotional thought bubbles, spouts and ripples. The imagination can flow quite far from reality. Memory can be twisted up with wishful thinking or fears and prejudices. Expectations can greatly interfere with clear thinking. Many Crab people (Sun, Moon) prefer to compartmentalize their minds.

This sign / dimension likes yesterday. It can engender the desire to go back, to revert to an earlier stage when we were not yet changed by events. So this sign can also initiate a desire for renewal. This sign likely plays an important role in the process of initiating regeneration.

Caring people with Sun or Moon in the Crab are often very nurturing and comforting. They very often have 'green thumbs' and are excellent cooks. They are some of the people who say they "cook with love". Capricorns also do that! Cancerians also often have a wild, giddy sense of humor! Then they also get moody. If one of the Crab people in your life is experiencing a moody time, you just need to remain calm. Do something silly, let them nibble some food from your plate, and then you can both laugh a bit.

The Path of the Crab, the Rabbit ~ Cat, is to Weave Together a Life Image, a History of Experiences and Memories, a Livelihood and a Nurturing Web from all the choices that are available to us.

We all belong to the Family of the Earth. We ought to make all necessary efforts to become willing to heal our toxicity toward our Natural Family, our World Mother. She very much needs us to learn about the principles of the sharing signs of Libra and Scorpio and the principles of the collective signs: Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.


🙛 Quotes by People with Sun in Cancer

• "You get tough in this business, until you get big enough to hire people to get tough for you. Then you can sit back and be a lady."
• "You know what I want? I want yesterday.";
• "Elvis was so square, we'd go . . . for hot fudge sundaes. He didn't drink, he didn't swear, he didn't even smoke. It was like having the date that I never had in high school."
Natalie Wood ( ☉ ♋︎ ☽ ♉︎ )

"I base my fashion taste on what doesn't itch."
Gilda Radner ( ☉ ♋︎ ☽ ♊︎ )

"When I look back upon the past, I can only dispel the sadness which falls upon me by gazing into that happy future when the infection [puerperal fever] will be banished. But if it is not vouchsafed for me to look upon that happy time with my own eyes … the conviction that such a time must inevitably sooner or later arrive will cheer my dying hour."
Ignaz Semmelweis ( ☉ ♋︎ ☽ ♊︎ ) physician who highlighted the importance of handwashing in 1840s.
Biography
NPR article

"It is best to love wisely, no doubt ~ but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all."
William Makepeace Thackeray ( ☉ ♋︎ ☽ ♋︎ )

"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away."
Henry David Thoreau ( ☉ ♋︎ ☽ ♋︎ )

• "The further a society drifts from Truth, the more it will hate those who speak it."
• "Happiness can exist only in acceptance."
• "For a creative writer possession of the 'truth' is less important than emotional sincerity."
• "If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself."
• "The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history ... This prospect frightens me much more than bombs."
George Orwell ( ☉ ♋︎ ☽ ♋︎ )

"People may say that I couldn't sing,
but no one can say that I didn't sing.."
Florence Foster Jenkins ( ☉ ♋︎ ☽ ♋︎ )

"Compassion is the capacity for feeling what it's like to live inside someone else's skin - And it's the knowledge that there can never be any peace and joy for me, until there is peace and joy for you, too."
Frederick Buechner ( ☉ ♋︎ ☽ ♌︎ )

• "Freedom and constraint are two aspects of the same necessity, which is to be who one is and no other."
• "On ne voit bien que avec le coeur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux."
   ("One can only see well with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes.")
• "Love does not cause suffering: What causes it is a sense of ownership, which is love's opposite."
Antoine de Saint-Exupery ( ☉ ♋︎ ☽ ♌︎ )

"Hate the world that strikes you down,
A warped lesson quickly learned.
Rebellion, a universal sound,
Nobody cares, no one's concerned.
Fatigued by unyielding strife,
Self-pity consoles the abused,
And the bludgeoning of daily life,
Leaves a gentle mind . . . confused."
Juanita Dale Slusher ( ☉ ♋︎ ☽ ♍︎ )

• "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."
• "If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."
• "The creatures that inhabit this earth ~ be they human beings or animals ~ are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world."
Tenzin Gyatso, Dalai Lama XIV ( ☉ ♋︎ ☽ ♍︎ )

"The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly.
One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane."
Nikola Tesla ( ☉ ♋︎ ☽ ♎︎ )

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. ... As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
Marianne Williamson ( ☉ ♋︎ ☽ ♑︎ )

• "As long as the world is turning and spinning, we're gonna be dizzy and we're gonna make mistakes."
• "Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said."
• "Humor is just another defense against the universe."
• "Everything we do in life is based on fear, especially love."
• "Rhetoric does not get you anywhere, because Hitler and Mussolini are just as good at rhetoric.
   But if you can bring these people down with comedy, they stand no chance."
• "Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die."
• "We want to get people laughing - we don't want to offend anybody."
Mel Brooks ( ☉ ♋︎ ☽ ♒︎ )

• "The best educated human being is the one who understands most about the life in which he is placed."
• "Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much."
Helen Keller ( ☉ ♋︎ ☽ ♓︎ )

"Gentleness succeeds better than violence."
Jean de LaFontaine ( ☉ ♋︎ ☽ ♓︎ )

"We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion.
The great task in life is to find reality."
Iris Murdoch ( ☉ ♋︎ ☽ ♓︎ )

🙛 Quotes by others relevant to Cancer

"In all our decisions, we must consider the seventh generation."
Chief Seattle

"God gives us our families..
Thank God we can choose our friends!"

"I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station,
through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in."
George Washington Carver, "The Wizard of Tuskeegee" (in the State of Alabama)
book: From Slave to Scientist
The actual birth date of this genius is unknown, since he was born in slavery.
He was born around 1864 in Diamond, Missouri.
He died on January 5, 1943 in Tuskeegee, Alabama.

The authoritarian character worships the past. What has been will eternally be. To wish or to work for something that has not yet been before is crime or madness. The miracle of creation - and creation is always a miracle - is outside of his range of emotional experience.
Erich Fromm ( ☉ ♈︎ )

🙛 Links relevant to Cancer


website:
The Earth's Natural Environment, The Current Climate Crisis and Solutions

books, articles & essays:
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White ( ☉ ♋︎ )
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery ( ☉ ♋︎ ☽ ♌︎ )
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
George Orwell ( ☉ ♋︎ ☽ ♋︎ )
• 1984 • Animal Farm • Such, Such Were the Joys • Fascism and Democracy

movies:
1984 by George Orwell ( ☉ ♋︎ ☽ ♋︎ )
Defending Your Life with Meryl Streep ( ☉ ♋︎ ) & Albert Brooks ( ☉ ♋︎ )
Popeye ~ "Sail with Me, Stay with Me" sung by Shelley Duvall ( ☉ ♋︎ ) & Robin Williams ( ☉ ♋︎ ☽ ♓︎)
A bunch of films by Mel Brooks ( ☉ ♋︎ ☽ ♒︎ )
• The Producers • Blazing Saddles • Young Frankenstein
• Life Stinks • SpaceBalls • High Anxiety • History of the World..

music:
Yesterday by the Beatles
A Woman is a Sometime Thing Porgy & Bess (1989) by George Gershwin sung by Bruce Hubbard
Son, listen to your papa warning,
a'fore you go a'traveling.
A woman may borne you, love and mourn you,
but a woman is a sometime thing.
Yes, a woman is a sometime thing.
Ain't No Sunshine by Bill Withers
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
It's not warm when she's away
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
And she's always gone too long
anytime she goes away

Wonder this time where she's gone
Wonder if she's gone to stay
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
And this house just ain't no home
anytime she goes away
Grandma's Hands by Bill Withers
Try to Remember (from The Fantasticks)
Adama ( Mother Earth ) lyrics by Ehud Manor, music by Yair Klinger, sung by Ofra Haza
Earth – I attend to Your voice
Earth – Always and wherever I shall go
Earth – The path which I will walk on is Yours
Mother Earth

Earth – My feet are pacing bare
Earth – Your face is warm and loving
Earth – Brown eyes are watching me
Mother Earth

For I came from You, from Your loins, Earth
And You are soon to lessen – Earth
All my sorrows, my nights, my days
The whole wide world thanks You – Earth
And we are the Trees of the Field – Earth
From You and unto You, Mother of All, embrace me

Earth – Giving fruits to us all
Earth – Good and innocent to the world
Earth – Please teach Your sons of Adam
Mother Earth


The inner Path of the Earth brings all our threads of our world into a tapestry to serve as an environment for our lives.
As these images collect, we sense the potential to gather them together into a single story, to hand these life images and choices all together to The Sun, the outer Path of Leo, The Lion, the Path of Integration of the Self and the World ~ the first sign in the second set of four signs, the Interpersonal dimensions: Leo, Virgo, Libra and Scorpio.



Wolf Howing at the Moon Wolves Discovered the Moon Long, Long Ago! Luna 3,476 TLS 28 dy 384,400 Km / 0.055
🌙︎ ♋︎ :: Luna - The Moon of Earth
Luna












☊ ☋
The Lunar Nodes
The Moons Nodes


Luna ~ The Moon of Earth

Astronomy
  • Our Moon has always been a remarkable sight in the night sky. She Dances throughout the Year. You can see that it is a round body, first by the apparent circle and then by all the slow changes throughout the month and the year.
  • Our Moon is a bit wider than ¼ of the width of our world, at 27% of the Earth's diameter. She is very large in relation to her parent planet - Most moons are a tiny fraction of the size of their parent planet. Pluto's moon Charon can also be considered a very large moon at about ½ the diameter of the parent planet. Eris' moon Dysnomia may also fit this configuration, since latest measures estimate that Dysnomia seems to be about ⅓ the diameter of the parent planet.
  • Like most moons, Our Moon is tidally locked to her parent planet, the Earth, always showing only one side to us. We could only study the other side, the far side, when probes orbited the Moon in the second half of the 20th Century. Our Earth does not show only one face to the Moon, as she turns on her axis every 24 hours. So every day, people all over the world can see the Moon whenever she is at least a few degrees away from the Sun. (Clouds permitting, of course)
  • Even though the Moon has no atmosphere or biosphere of her own, many physicists and biologists have acknowledged and study the essential role and importance of the presence of our Moon in the emergence and development of life on our world. The tidal effects of the Moon are evident to everyone who lives near the shorelines around the world.
  • Our Moon circles the Earth on an angled orbit. This orbit crosses the Ecliptic plane. The Moon orbits the Earth every Month, moving through the entire Zodiac. Therefore, it crosses the Ecliptic twice a month, going North and going South. The points where the Moon crosses the Ecliptic are called the Lunar Nodes. The point where the Moon crosses the Ecliptic going North indicates the current position of the North Node. Conversely, the point where the Moon crosses the Ecliptic going South indicates the current position of the South Node. These points precess around the Zodiac over the course of 19 years. These calculated points always move Retrograde, with only brief occasional hesitations.
    ⮜ Mouse over the area below the moon's image to see a diagram of the Moon's orbit that describes the Nodes.
  • Moon Phases 2018 - Northern Hemisphere
    Moon Phases 2022 – Northern Hemisphere

Mythology
• In ancient Greece and Rome, Artemis / Diana was the Olympian Moon goddess, the sister of Helios / Apollo, the Olympian Sun god. She was famous as a huntress of deer. In English, Monday is named after the Moon.
• In Chinese 月亮 ("Yuèliàng") means Month, Moon
• In Hindi चंद्र ("Chandra")
• In Hebrew לבנה ("Levana") means "White One"

The Indo-European Zodiac sees a Crab in the Moon. The Asians say that the Jade goddess of the Moon has a pet Rabbit. We can see the outline of the rabbit in the shadows of craters on the Moon when it is full. In the East Asian Zodiac, Rabbit is the fourth sign and ruled by the Moon, equivalent to the Crab in the Indo-European Zodiac. Both rabbits and crabs proliferate very easily and quickly. They are both prey species that are very important to the natural food chain.


Astrology
Crab Wolves Discovered the Moon Long, Long Ago! • Our Moon reflects all the attributes of Earth's Rulership.
• For us, the Moon represents our world in the sky.
YinYang Yin Earth•Moon is the Yin analogue to the Sun
which rules Leo as Yang.


The Moon represents the dimension of Starting Water. The Moon reflects all the qualities of Earth, so to us who live here on Earth, She represents the Crab / Rabbit / Cat of the Zodiac in our sky. She also inwardly reflects the outer light of the Sun, so we can consider that she symbolizes the weaving together of the Radiation of Steady Fire with the Transformations of Starting Water. All living creatures on our world really are children of the Sun and the Earth•Moon.

Evolution is driven by the principles of the Earth•Moon. Living things need to eat and protect themselves and change in response to their environment. They need to find or catch food and to escape or repel predators and dangers. The principles of nourishment and protection belong to the Moon.

We all consume the world in many ways. Physical food and drink is one kind of nourishment. There is also spiritual inspiration that brings us 'food for thought' and nourishing, caring emotional bonds.

The Moon represents Hunger and Acceptance of all kinds of nourishment. This includes receiving, accepting and being accepted. The flow of Receiving and Giving runs all through life.

The principles of the Moon also include Fear. The simplest way to show willingness to go beyond fear and to engage caring is to share nourishment of any kind. Every person, dog and cat understands this. Mammals and Avians understand this very well.
The purpose of Fear is to keep us Safe. We are supposed to avoid things that make us afraid. We need to understand things that make us afraid so we can deal with them in sustainable ways. When we learn from fear, Learning dispels fear. As we deal with our fears and grow in understanding, we outgrow them. As we outgrow fear, we become more protective and caring and we can learn about healing and compassion. Therefore Natural Selection, Evolution, leads us from fear to caring. Caring is more sustainable than Fear.

Conservative attitudes can help to remind us to preserve the good things from the past while we move forward in Time. Good things from the past are those things that are sustainable. Sustainable customs, methods, things or ideas are those that will be easily integrated with new ideas. They remain relevant and helpful to society. If a custom, method, system, idea or belief is not sustainable, if it is no longer helpful or relevant, then it cannot be considered good or true and must be allowed to fade into memory and history.

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The Moon's Nodes ☊ ☋
The Moon's movement across the Ecliptic describes our social directions. As the Moon moves to the North side of the Ecliptic, the spot where it crosses is called the North Node. Likewise for the South Node.

In Vedic Astrology the North Node is called Rahu and the South Node is called Ketu. They are known as the head and tail of the Dragon. With the Dragon's head we eat our way into new experiences and the future .. and the Dragon's tail produces soil and leaves it in the past.

The Moon's Nodes hold much of the story of our social progress in life.
⮜ Mouse over the area below the moon's image to see another diagram of the Moon's orbit that describes the Nodes.
Image not found: Moons Nodes Dragon

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North Node ☊

The Sign and House in which we find our Head of the Dragon ( North Node) is what, how and where we are drawn to "eat" on our way to the future in this life.

Natal Planets
When a natal planet is on the North Node, this strongly beckons us to try new experiences symbolized by that planet, to learn and do new things, to move towards our future.
People with natal planets on the North Node should seek guidance from others who have more experience to use the North Node wisely and not to be mislead.

Transiting Planets
When planets transit the North Node they can be viewed as necessary new lessons and opportunities that will be presented and offered for a certain time.

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South Node ☋

The Sign and House in which we find our Tail of the Dragon ( South Node) is how and where we expel our past and produce good soil.

Natal Planets
When a natal planet is on the South Node, this indicates easy access to past experience, knowledge and expertise, but it also presents a difficulty with progress, letting go of the past and moving forward. These people often have confidence as if they have 'done this before' and they know how to do it well. People with these positions are often socially demanding.

However, Natal planets on the South Node also indicate compulsions. These urges can interfere with the simple joys of life, contentment and the exercise of free will because compulsions must always be satisfied first.
After a compulsion event, there will be a refractory period, relatively free of urges. Then you can proceed to ..
Wait! Then the compulsion can appear again and compulsions must be satisfied first!
OK, fine. Then you can go on ..
Wait! compulsions reappear and must be satisfied first!
OOF!

Extensive Remedial Study of social dynamics is strongly recommended for people who have natal planets on the Lunar South Node. They need to periodically review the reasons that move people to gather in societies. They need to periodically review what is necessary for societies to thrive and continue in a sustainable manner.

Transiting Planets
When planets transit the South Node they can be viewed as highlights to necessary obligations that will be presented and required for a certain time. They may become temporary obsessions, which may be amusing or distressing to one's friends.


books, articles & essays:
Karmic Astrology: The Moon's Nodes & Reincarnation Martin Schulman
"All Women are Wolves" A collection of wit & wisdom edited by Abner Silver



Antiquity Mars 6,792 1 dy 687 dy 207-249 (mKm) / 0.094
♂︎ ♈︎ :: Mars, Ruler of ARIES ~ The Ram / The Rat
Mars

Mars

Astronomy
  • When Mars is closest to the Earth, it looks like a red ruby in the sky. Through telescopes we can periodically see atmospheric storms. Mars has no round moon, just two free-flying mountains, rocky satellites called "Phobos" and "Deimos".
  • Many people believe that we could "Terraform" Mars - transform it to make another habitable world for us. However, there are many points to consider:
    • The length of a day on Mars is almost identical to the length of an Earth day. Mars also has a similar tilt of the axis, and therefore has similar seasonal changes. But Mars has a much more elliptical orbit, with almost 29% difference between the closest and furthest points. This will make the seasonal changes in temperature more extreme. Temperatures currently range from a mild Spring-like 10 ℃ / 50 ℉ down to a very cold deep Wintery -87 ℃ / -125 ℉.
    • Mars currently has an extremely thin atmosphere that would require amending. (1% of Earth's atmosphere at 0.006 bars or 0.095 psi) This thin atmosphere consists of ~95% Carbon Dioxide, ~2.8% Nitrogen, ~2% Argon and ~0.17% Oxygen. If we wished to modify Mars to be habitable, we would need to thicken and enrich the atmosphere. Recent research (in 2021) indicates that this might be difficult due to a deficit of carbon dioxide. But perhaps we might be able to ship to Mars some of the excess carbon dioxide and methane from Earth and Venus.
    • Furthermore, a proper moon could help to warm and move the core of Mars, and possibly reactivate and strengthen the planetary magnetic fields, which in turn could help to improve and preserve the atmosphere. See the entry for "Meretz" below.
    • But most important and completely unchangeable, Mars is only a bit more than half the size of Earth and therefore has much less gravity than Earth, only about 38% of 1 Earth G. So while vacations on Mars might be fun, people who lived there for long periods would become weakened in the low gravity. Thus, this planet might not be suitable as a permanent home for individual humans.
    But Mars certainly could be valuable for agriculture, scientific research, tourism, sports and adventures!
    Martian Jungle Safaris, anyone?
    A week-long vacation for Skiing on Mons Olympus? Wow!

Mythology
In Rome and Greece, Mars / Ares was the Olympian god of War and contests in general.
In Chinese 熒惑 ("Yinghuo") means "Bewilderment / Enchanted".
In Hindi मंगल ("Mangala") (also "Lohita") means "The Red One".
In Hebrew מאדים (“Ma'adim”) means "Reddener".


Astrology
♂︎ ♈︎ Mars rules The Ram / The Rat. • Energy  • Action  • Impetus  • Spark Of Identity  • Presence  • Focus  • Brave  • Bold  • Genuine  • Self  • Challenge  • Direction  • Application  • YinYang Yang Mars is the Yang analogue of Pluto
which rules Scorpio as Yin.


Mars represents the First Sign, Aries The Ram, The Starting Fire!
Mars signifies the Spark of Energy that Opens Any Path!
Mars is there at the Initial Confrontation of Life!
Mars likes Exclamation Points!

Mars is the simplest Masculine Symbol, the male Hero, directing energy outward!

Aries people (Sun, Moon or Mars Rising) are often ready to try anything and very often they succeed and make progress! They often have an appealing innocence. They are eager for experience and interested to interact with others. When interacting with others, they often seem to have a background attitude of acceptance, an easy understanding that the world is naturally wide and full of variety, and they seem to easily accept others as they are. They like to challenge themselves and they appreciate people who also challenge them. Even though they don't handle frustration well, they don't seem to be control freaks.

Mars and Aries people have a remarkable ability to think directly and go straight to the point. This is an important leadership quality. It includes Honesty. It also engenders the fine trait of Sincerity. They actively and eagerly discover and develop their talents and skills.

They are naturally heroic in their protection of loved ones, and ready and willing to fix problems and rescue those in need ~ "Help is on the way!"

Many people who have Sun and Moon in Aries or who have prominent Mars also have an appreciation of, and affinity with, animals - pets, domesticates and creatures who live in the natural and wild world.

Mars and Aries are associated with Blood and the Life in the Body. The Path of Mars leads us to Focus, to Act to become Real, to live Genuine Honest lives in the Real World and to help create a Wholesome Reality for ourselves.

"Every beginning is difficult."


🙛 Quotes by People with Sun in Aries

"Great minds have purposes, little minds have wishes."
Washington Irving ( ☉ ♈︎ )

"Comparison of one's lot with others' teaches us nothing and enfeebles the will."
Thornton Wilder ( ☉ ♈︎ )

"I am self-confident because I have found my own dimension.
I should not make myself smaller than I am."
Edith Sodergran ( ☉ ♈︎ ) Finnish writer

"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come."
Joseph Campbell ( ☉ ♈︎ ) The Hero with a Thousand Faces

• "If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else."
• "War is not the answer, because only love can conquer hate."
Marvin Gaye ( ☉ ♈︎ )

"Teach success before teaching responsibility.
Teach them to believe in themselves.
Teach them to think, 'I'm not stupid'.
No child wants to fail. Everyone wants to succeed."
Al Green ( ☉ ♈︎ )

• "Like it or not, the world evolves, priorities change and so do you."
• When you're in charge of your life, you tend to not care about losing control of things that don't really matter."
Marilu Henner ( ☉ ♈︎ )

• "To begin, begin."
• "The child is father of the man."
• "That best portion of a man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love."
William Wordsworth ( ☉ ♈︎ )

Elizabeth Montgomery's biographer Herbie Pilato wrote:
She considered "Sisters at Heart" her favorite episode of the Bewitched series and said that it "was created in the true spirit of Christmas ... conceived in the image of innocence and filled with truth."
Elizabeth Montgomery ( ☉ ♈︎ ) actress

"You can't use up creativity.
The more you use, the more you have."
Maya Angelou ( ☉ ♈︎ )

"I have found that to love and to be loved is the most empowering and exhilirating of all human emotions."
Jane Goodall ( ☉ ♈︎ ) Naturalist & Researcher

"Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better."
Samuel Beckett ( ☉ ♈︎ )

"One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever comes to sit by it.
Passersby see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on the way."
Vincent Van Gogh ( ☉ ♈︎ )

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms ~
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.”
Viktor Frankl ( ☉ ♈︎ )

"You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom.
You can only be free if I am free."
Clarence Darrow ( ☉ ♈︎ )

"The most wonderful aspect of the universal scheme of things is the action of free beings under divine guidance."
Joseph Marie De Maistre ( ☉ ♈︎ )

• "Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is.
The most important product of his effort is his own personality."
• "Immature love says 'I need you, so I love you.' Mature love says 'I love you, therefore I need you.' "
Erich Fromm ( ☉ ♈︎ )

🙛 Quotes by others relevant to Aries

"Every beginning is difficult."



🙛 Links relevant to Aries

books, articles & essays:
The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm ( ☉ ♈︎ ), psychologist

music:
Red and Black from stageplay "Les Miserables", book by Victor Hugo ( ☉ ♓︎ )
I'm Still Standing written and sung by Elton John ( ☉ ♈︎ )
I'll Be Around sung by The Spinners
Reach Out sung by The Four Tops
Nature Boy written by Eden Ahbez ( ☉ ♈︎ ), sung by Nat King Cole ( ☉ ♓︎ )
The greatest thing
You'll ever learn
Is just to love
And be loved in return.
I Love the Man You are in Me by Janis Ian ( ☉ ♈︎ ) (1974)
I love the light, I love the changing season
I love without much thought to reason
I'd give it all if I could make you see
I love the man that you were meant to be
I love the man you are in me.

I love the man who waits beside you
I love the man who hides behind you
I love the shadow though it disappears
I love the afterglow reflected through the tears
I love the shadow in my tears

I love the dreams you can't remember
Lost in the early waking hours
I love the season of the river

I live without the light of laughter
I live without an ever-after
I'd give it all if I could make you see
I need the man that you were meant to be
I love the man you are in me.


The outer Path of Mars gives us Action.
When we act, we feel an inner effect. We want to feel the Value of the action.
The hammering of Mars helps to consolidate and condense the next Path, the inner Path of Venus, The Bull, Taurus, the Path of Value and Desire.



2110 ? Meretz 1,850 TLS 57 dy [~170,000 Km?]
☽︎ ♂︎ :: Meretz - Proposed Artificial Moon of Mars
Artificial Moon of Mars

Meretz ~ proposed artificial Moon of Mars

Astronomy
  • A Moon would help to warm the planet's inner core by gravitational friction strengthening the magnetic fields which in turn would help to preserve the atmosphere. The suggested diameter of Meretz in relation to Mars echoes the proportion of Earth's Moon to the Earth ~ 27% of the planet's diameter.
  • Assembly of Mars' artificial moon can incorporate the two small natural satellites Phobos and Deimos, Mars-orbit-crossing rocks, spare rocks orbiting Jupiter, and other rocks from the Kuiper Belt & Oort Cloud.
  • While Mars spends about two months in a sign for us here on Earth, the Martian moon would traverse each sign in a few days, while the Earth would spend about a month or so in each sign as it accompanies the Sun. This would greatly contrast with the movement of our moon which only spends a few days in each sign. Also while seen from Earth, Mars regularly moves retrograde, but when viewed from Mars, the Martian moon would never go retrograde!

Mythology
There's no myth to the name here - "Meretz" is the Hebrew word for "Energy".
It simply echoes Mars nicely both in sound and meaning.


Astrology
• A single round Moon will reflect all the qualities of Mars.
• The moon would represent the Astrological principles of Mars for the people living there.

The swift movement of the Martian moon would reflect quick and frequent changes in the Dimension represented by Mars, in contrast to the slow passage of Mars as seen from Earth. This includes styles of energy, initiative, activity, interaction. Here on Earth, Mars usually remains in a single sign for six weeks, with one much longer period every two years. But Mars' moon would complete the passage around the Zodiac without retrogrades in perhaps six Earth weeks!

The progress of the Earth across the sky would represent the principles of the Earth for everyone living on Mars. Here on Earth, those principles are represented by our Moon. Seen from Mars, the Earth would follow relatively close to the Sun and thus the Earth would move much more slowly through the zodiac than does our Moon. So the shifts of the principles of the Earth would occur much more slowly on Mars than they do here at home. This means steady longer periods of any given style of nurturance, imagination, growth, acceptance and more. In addition, seen from Mars, the Earth would appear to move retrograde periodically, while here on Earth, our Moon never appears retrograde.

The Astrological Shape of Time would feel very different to people living on Mars!



1801 Ceres 946 9 hr 4.6 yr 382-445 (mKm) / 0.078
⚳︎ ♍︎ :: Ceres, Ruler of VIRGO ~ The Girl / The Snake
Ceres

Ceres
Asteroid Belt


The Asteroid Belt

Region: ABO  MPC: 1  PD: A801AA
Ceres

Astronomy
  • Ceres is a little smaller than ⅓ of the diameter of our Moon. Although she is small, Ceres is the largest and the most clearly round representative world in the Asteroid Belt circling the Sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
  • Like Mercury, Ceres has no atmosphere to distribute heat. Unlike Mercury, Ceres does rotate, so the temperatures on Ceres range from a very cold -73 ℃ (daytime) to -143 ℃ (night-time) / -100 ℉ (daytime) to -225 ℉ (night-time).
  • Ceres takes a little more than 4½ years to make her way around the Sun and the Zodiac. Because she is nicely round and circles the Sun, this classifies her as a Planet. However, she has not cleared her orbit of other objects. Indeed, she shares her orbit with very many other objects. Thus, Ceres is classified as a Minor Planet since her orbit is extremely cluttered.
  • In the Asteroid Belt, there are three other roughly round planetoids around half the size of Ceres: These are the minor planets Vesta, Pallas and Hygiea. They also circle the Sun in their own orbits within the Asteroid Belt.
  • In addition to these four round members of the Asteroid Belt, there are an estimated 400,000 smaller irregularly shaped asteroids circling the Sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. These asteroids range in size from huge free-flying mountains down to boulders, rocks and stones. Some astronomers have estimated that the if the entire mass of the Asteroid Belt were gathered together, it would make a small planet almost as large as our moon. The asteroids are not close to each other in our terms, though. You would need a small telescope to see other asteroids if you were standing on Ceres.
  • Note in the illustration at left below Ceres that many Asteroids, the "Trojans" and "Greeks", appear to cluster around the sextile positions in relation to Jupiter, while the "Hildas" are clustered in opposition to Jupiter on the other side of the Sun! These Asteroids are present at Jupiter's LaGrange points! We can view this as an intimate relationship that the Asteroid Belt has with Jupiter.
  • Some astronomers believe that Ceres and the other asteroids were originally a larger planet that was broken up by impacts from other objects and/or by gravitational pressures from Jupiter, while other astronomers believe that these objects were parts of a ring of dust, a potential planet that never completely formed.
  • Now, Ceres is not really suitable for terraforming, but along those lines, this author would like to suggest that someday we send robots to work for years to gradually grind smooth the surfaces of Ceres, Vesta, Pallas and Hygiea. The robots could then also cover them in shiny stuff as decoration. Maybe they could use a layer of silicon flakes or small glass marbles? That might make Virgo people happier. Virgo likes jewelry... This would also make the four largest asteroids more visible in the night sky!
  • Ceres was discovered in 1801 by Giuseppe Piazzi, a priest born July 16 1746 in Ponte Valtellina, Italy.
  • Energy Efficiency: Ceres, the representative of the Asteroid Belt and the Virgo Dimension, seems to 'pretend' to be much larger than she is. How? There would seem to be a lot more surface area to the collection of all the objects of the Asteroid Belt than there is to a single round planet. This would mean that the Asteroid Belt collects a lot more sunshine than a single round planet! We may interpret this to mean that the Virgo dimension has this special strategy to collect solar energy, which may actually be more effective and efficient than the usual way of a single round rotating planet. However, the price that the Virgo Dimension pays for this superior ability to gather energy is a severely reduced level of integration.

Mythology
Ceres or Demeter was the Olympian goddess of the Harvest.
The English word "cereal" is related to her name.


Astrology
⚳︎ ♍︎ Ceres rules The Girl / The Snake. • Inner Messages  • Application  • Organized  • Conformity  • Clean  • Health  • Self Control  • Skills  • Diligence  • Improvement  • Specialist  • Expert  • Modest  • Humble  • Recursion  • Participation  • Technique  • Method  • Refinement  • YinYang Yin Ceres is the Yin analogue to Mercury
which rules Gemini as Yang.


Ceres represents Virgo, The Girl, Dispersing Earth. Ceres is the largest body in the Asteroid Belt, representative of Virgo, which embodies the most prominent Principles involved in physical health, in functioning in the world, and in the many details of life and in application & industry.

This Earth sign is a complex sign-dimension.
Virgo can be thought of as the sign that signifies the completion of individuality and interface with the environment.
The next sign, Libra, is the sign of relationships with other people.

Wheat Fields and Rice Paddies are natural symbols of Virgo. The Sand on a Beach is also a good natural symbol of Virgo. The surprising beauty of the tiny things of the world is also seen through our Virgo dimension, such as sunflowers, snowflakes, sea shells, butterflies' wings, grasshoppers & beetles, birds' feathers, bees and their hexagonal wax hives, gem stones, et cetera!
Technologies all involve Virgo skills, from fishing nets & webs, growing agricultural grass grains such as rice, wheat, barley, oats & lupine and legumes & beans, ceramics & pottery, designing & printing computer chips and mathematics and engineering. All these work with fine, tiny bits from the Earth and many detailed functions that collectively have great effect on all our lives.

Mandelbrot set Julia set

It's not simple or easy to disperse Earth, but amazingly ordered details have great beauty. Here are 2 mathematical sets that display recursive forms that seem to express the principles of Virgo.

Here is a video by Ben Sparks that explains the Mandelbrot & Julia Sets. Here is a website about fractals. Keep in mind that in order to understand recursion, you must first understand .. recursion.
If you recurse down to a certain point and then pop back up to the surface when you find what you seek, recursion will be productive. Otherwise, recursion without an end-point will descend into inner chaos.

Boundaries are very important for Virgos. Without good boundaries, they may become self-involved and lose their sense of the real world. Good boundaries protect against uncontrolled inward recursion.

Virgo is the dimension that lets people work out the details of inventing, designing and producing the fine, useful, beautiful, exquisite, delicious things that everyone wants and enjoys. Many Virgo Sun people are gifted storytellers and musicians. They are usually very conscientious and diligent in their chosen field. Our Virgo dimension helps all of us understand and work with the details of the world. Virgo easily sees all the setails. (oops, sorry ~ details) A well developed Virgo dimension encourages us to do things well.

There is also a very nice side to the careful, exacting eye of Virgo. When Virgos are pleased with a service or a product, they may make a favorable report to the people responsible. This can very endearing to their friends. Taking time to praise work well done is a nice practice! It helps to make society a little more pleasant.

Virgos work with real world items. They can understand the physical world very well, and they can work effectively and with great skill. Many people with Virgo Suns and Moons find success in the health field. They make excellent medical professionals, including nurses, and they often have the gift of helping people to regain their health. We ought to make proper appreciation and financial support for nurses and other caretakers a priority in our societies.

The Inner Messages via hormones that keep our bodies healthy are Virgo functions. The Inner Communications of a community are also an aspect of expression of Virgo. Ceres has myriad Inner Messages and Influences from the other Asteroids.

Energy Efficiency, as noted above in the Astronomy section on Ceres, is an important feature to Virgo people. Socially and Psychologically this would be expressed as the ability to function as part of a large group.

Many species of insects work together with remarkable instinctive coordination. The most famous examples are ants with their fungus farms, termites with their air-conditioned tower cities and bees with their hives and nectar dances.

Corporations, workers' unions and any large groups work on Virgo principles. Non Governmental Organizations that exist for the benefit of the public also work on Virgo principles. Many individuals can coordinate and work together to gain results that no one individual alone could produce.

These types of organizations can work well if they operate without egoism. However, if there are dictatorial egos guiding the group, such as greedy corporations, everything becomes corrupt and poisonous.

Our societies make life difficult for everyone's Virgo dimension. The unhealthy narcissistic egotism that is so celebrated around the world is counter-productive and antithetical to the principles of Virgo. This not only makes life difficult for Sun Virgos but also for everyone else. It also promotes corruption in large organizations of every kind and general distrust among the populations.


"If you want something done right, do it yourself!"

Virgo is not a central figure. One important challenge to Virgo is to let go of their 'feeling memory' of the fiery focus of Leo and to allow their own actual ego to be subsumed into their service to the community and their remarkable work with the real world. Virgo, however, definitely does not know how to delegate tasks or rely on others' participation.

There is a difference between being a 'central figure' and being a 'center of attention'.

• Being a central figure comes from an inner quality within yourself. People notice and gravitate toward the creative character of the artist who creates within themselves.

• Being a center of attention comes from actions originating outside you. People who are around you will create your character if you cater to their requirements, expectations, wishes and whims in exchange for their attention.


Leo Suns natural actions draw people to them as the 'central figure'.
In contrast, Virgo Suns, often secretly, and sometimes openly, wish to be the 'center of attention'.
We all have both dimensions, in various degrees. We use our creativity to integrate ourselves and create our happiness, and we use our adaptability to refine ourselves and to fit well into our social environment.

The Leo dimension of Creativity is naturally large like The Sun, and the Virgo dimension of Conformity is naturally small like Ceres and the asteroids.

When you see a Virgo Sun who is eager to be a leader, or meet a group whose central group of leaders include many Virgo Suns, you can be sure that there is something gone awry in their psychology. Sadly, this is not an unusual situation. We can all recognize micro-managers and control freaks who suffer from an unbalanced Virgo dimension. Another expression of this imbalance is superficiality, arrogance and contempt for others. Heart problems plague Virgo people who seek central roles. It is wildly inappropriate for them. For a Sun Virgo, it's best to not try to occupy the center position of any group.

"If something is worth doing, it's worth doing well."

Actually, Virgo Suns do very well in roles as the center of attention in various fields of culture and entertainment: literature, music, theatre, television, film. In these fields, there is a very long list of talented people born with Sun in Virgo. See a partial list in the Quotes section below.

Fantasy allows them to bring out their secret Leonish stories very well. Many Virgo Sun people have become perceptive, compelling storytellers and social activists. This kind of work brings them tremendous attention. This method of getting attention and adoration is immensely better than trying to insert and involve themselves into other people's lives uninvited as in politics or corporate management.

In a safe, strongly cohesive, happy, healthy group, Leo central figures will shine lights on the Virgos and commend them for their contributions, encouraging everyone to then give appropriate attention, recognition, appreciation and rewards to the Virgos for their fine work. In this healthy group, the Virgos will be able to accept the praise as appreciation from their valued peers and encouragement to continue to do their best and to set a good example for others. Unfortunately, that kind of group of mature individuals is very rare.

For many people, their Virgo dimension seems to be drawn to two impossible values: perfection and purity. It would be good for all of us to learn from our Taurus and our Capricorn Dimensions that these two values are directions rather than actual qualities. If we keep in mind the words 'to perfect' and 'to purify' as verbs, we will be much more comfortable with our Virgo dimension.

"Don't let 'Perfect' become an enemy of the 'Good'!"

One Challenge of the Path of Virgo is to be Organized, Patient and Productive while retaining the virtues of her experiences with the previous sign of Leo. Virgo can help us all to become truly Modest and Graceful while allowing the ego and energy to diffuse and be disseminated into the many works that she provides to support and enhance her corner of the world, her community.

Virgo people (Sun, Moon) often feel overwhelmed by the huge number of details that they feel need their attention, their tending, their management.

Gossip, Rumours, Criticism, Control, Contempt and Arrogance are some of the negative versions of social messages. These are negative symptoms of an ego that is severely insufficiently or improperly engaged in the world.

Many Virgo Sun people sometimes feel their identity to be too diffuse and in danger of disintegrating. They may feel that everything is unstable, so they try to emphasize and exert control over everything and everyone around them. Other people describe normal levels of this Virgo characteristic as "bossy". However, this can reach disturbing levels. Then people will use terms such as 'Too Tightly Wrapped', 'Micro Manager', "Control Freak" and "Super Critical" to describe this characteristic. When a bad temper and flashes of anger are included in the mix, "Virago" is another term other people may use to describe the women.

Virgo Sun people who are insecure about their identity can also be drawn to the service of powerful figures. They may become sycophants. This is not good. If a Virgo Sun person gives in to this weakness, they will be seen by others as liars, untrustworthy and treacherous. This situation would lead to a manipulative, bitter, regretful, unfulfilled and self-destructive life.

Many Virgo people (Sun, Moon) also have an unusually strong fear of death. Some also have a fascination with the topic of suicide or even suicidal ideation. Again, this is another sign of an ego that is insufficiently or improperly engaged in the world.

Virgos need to search for, find and firmly grasp good healthy identity characteristics and self-esteem so they cannot be misused by self-serving persons. The cultivation of relationships with Pisces people can remediate these problems.

There is a remedy to the suffering of the Virgo dimension!
An important remedy for everyone's problems is to have friendships with people who have their Suns or Moons or other planets in the opposite signs to yours.
How can this be a remedy? These relationships offer us new perspectives which can help us to outgrow our suffering.
For Virgos this means to consult with and confide in your Pisces friends.
Emulate them. Assist them. Perhaps you even need to argue with them, but do it sincerely!
This is important! If you don't currently have any Pisces friends - Get Some!
Remember, we never 'outgrow' our real friends with whom we share Instinctive Affection..
~ If such a thought occurs to you, you should realize that, instead, you need to 'outgrow' your own ego.

Here is an exercise that can help to understand the Virgo dimension:

Gather some friends who have Sun or Moon in Pisces. They will be there for contrast so you can speak with more people than you could by yourself. Perhaps one of your friends could record the event on a video camera.

Make a few dozen peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or pita pocket breads with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes with hummus / mustard / ketchup and wrap them all in wax paper. You may also add some fruits to the bags.

Then go with your Pisces friends to distribute these sandwiches with coffee, tea and cocoa to some helpless, homeless or elderly needy people in your city.

Spend some time with the people who receive your gifts. Listen to their stories. They may have very sad stories, but nevertheless you can try to be positive, encouraging, nurturing and comforting.

You might also take some bags of pet food and treats to an animal shelter and play with the dogs and cats for a while, and help people to adopt them.

Afterward, take some time to discuss and share your feelings about this experience with your friends. How did this affect you all? This kind of experience will tell you much more about Virgo and Pisces than you could read anywhere!


"Hell is the inability to Love."
Leon Tolstoy ( ☉ ♍︎ ☽ ♍︎ )

The Path of Virgo is to Touch the World in as many ways as she can. Anyone with a healthy Virgo dimension is very fine indeed. They are committed to healthy wholesome living. They are socially graceful and can have gratifying social ideals. They value caring and intelligence. They have an impressive range and variety of skills and great natural ability in the areas of health and the proper functioning of an organization. They are ingenious, productive and meticulous. They see the problems of the day and are willing to work towards the solutions. They are patient, gentle and strong and they like to provide care for all kinds of creatures.

.. My friend and teacher, Dr. Margaret McFarland, used to say,
"I love being part of the beach of life - I like being one of the grains of sand."
"Mr Rogers" ~ Fred Rogers ( ☉ ♓︎ ☽ ♓︎ )


🙛 Quotes by People with Sun in Virgo

"I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that.
Then I realized I was somebody."
Lily Tomlin ( ☉ ♍︎ )

"You will stay young as long as you learn, form new habits, and don't mind being contradicted."
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach ( ☉ ♍︎ )

• "We and the cosmos are one. "The cosmos is a vast living body, of which we are still parts. The sun is a great heart whose tremors run through our smallest veins. The moon is a great nerve center from which we quiver forever. Who knows the power that Saturn has over us, or Venus? But it is a vital power, rippling exquisitely through us all the time."
• "We need not feel ashamed of flirting with the zodiac. The zodiac is well worth flirting with."
D.H. Lawrence ( ☉ ♍︎ )

"The greatest of all gifts is the power to estimate things at their true worth."
Francois de La Rochefoucauld ( ☉ ♍︎ )

"Hell is the inability to Love."
Leon Tolstoy ( ☉ ♍︎ ☽ ♍︎ )

• "Don't believe the hype. I don't care how many number ones you have at the box office, I don't care how much they say you're great, don't believe it. Just stay in your lane and do what you're supposed to do."
• "Developing a good work ethic is key. Apply yourself at whatever you do, whether you're a janitor or taking your first summer job, because that work ethic will be reflected in everything you do in life."
• "It's not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place, because it frees you."
• "The heart of who I am as a person and as a man is forgiveness, after forgiving my father for a lot of things that were done when I was child."
• "What I know about me is that, in order to lead, you also have to know how to follow."
Tyler Perry ( ☉ ♍︎ ☽ ♎︎ )

"...there are many possible branches, many possible futures. Our business is to choose one clean thread among the many, and bend the future to our will in accord with our own designs."
Liz Greene ( ☉ ♍︎ )

"Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness."
Dorothy Parker ( ☉ ♍︎ )

"There's a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in."
Leonard Cohen ( ☉ ♍︎ ☽ ♓︎ )

Some famous people with Sun in Virgo
Leo Tolstoy, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall, Raquel Welch, Sophia Loren, Brigitte Bardot, Sean Connery, Greta Garbo, Agatha Christie, Tim Burton, Stephen King, John Ritter, Leonard Cohen, Beyonce Knowles, Michael Jackson, Michael Buble, River Phoenix, Richard Gere, Hugh Grant, Charlie Sheen, Adam Sandler, Shania Twain, Claudia Schiffer, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Tim Burton, Michelle Williams, Chris Pine, Dave Chappelle, Julio Iglesias, Macaulay Culkin, Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Keanu Reeves, Freddie Mercury, P!nk...


🙛 Quotes by others relevant to Virgo

"He can't see the forest for the trees."
( He cannot see the big picture because he is so focussed on the details. )

"By forgetting the Supreme Lord, all the ailments cling to the man."
Guru Arjan Dev ( ☉ ♈︎ ) Hindu guru during early years of Sikh tradition.

"It takes a Village to raise a Child."

The Antiseptic Baby by Arthur Guiterman ( ☉ ♏︎ )

The antiseptic baby and the prophylactic pup
were playing in the garden when the bunny gamboled up;
They looked upon the creature with a loathing undisguised -
it wasn't disinfected and it wasn't sterilized.

They said it was a microbe and a hotbed of disease;
They steamed in a vapor of a thousand-odd degrees;
The froze it in a freezer that was cold as banished hope
and washed it in a permanganate of carbolated soap.

In sulphureted hydrogen they steeped its wiggly ears;
They trimmed its frisky whiskers with a pair of hard-boiled shears;
They donned their rubber mittens and they took it by the hand
and 'lected it a member of the fumigated band.

There's not a micrococcus in the garden where they play;
They bathe in pure iodoform a dozen times a day;
and each imbibes his rations from a hygienic cup -
the bunny and the baby and the prophylactic pup.


.. My friend and teacher, Dr. Margaret McFarland, used to say,
"I love being part of the beach of life - I like being one of the grains of sand."
Fred Rogers ( ☉ ♓︎ ☽ ♓︎ )


🙛 Links relevant to Virgo

bios:
Vivien Thomas ( ☉ ♍︎ ) Medical Researcher
A self-educated genius, Mr Vivien Thomas ( ☉ ♍︎ ), together with Dr Alfred Blalock ( ☉ ♈︎ ), solved two serious problems of surgical medicine in the middle Twentieth Century: First they addressed wartime Injury Shock and later Blue Baby Syndrome, which opened the field of Cardiac Surgery. Mr Thomas was granted an honorary doctorate to recognize his achievements over the decades. Their portraits are on the wall at Johns Hopkins.

movie: Something the Lord Made
book: Like Something the Lord Made
book: About the book: Like Something the Lord Made
website: Johns Hopkins ~ The Vivien Thomas Fund
NASA "Computors" Skilled Mathematicians in the 1960s
In the 1960s the NASA space program employed people, skilled mathematicians, as "computors" to make the calculations for all the space launches before electronic computers were available.

Dorothy Vaughan ( ☉ ♍︎ )
Katherine Johnson ( ☉ ♍︎ )
Christine Darden ( ☉ ♍︎ )
Mary Jackson ( ☉ ♈︎ )

movie: Hidden Figures
book: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
Mother Teresa ( ☉ ♍︎ ) A biography

books, articles & essays:
The Asteroids by Eleanor Bach, 1973
"Cultivation of the Earth and it's resources .. resulting in production, distribution, care and concern which nurture growth, ecology - cooperation between man and nature, nutrition, health, labor, work, and service for production. Civilizing force stemming from human concern; capacity for grief; grief at destruction; hope for rebirth; concern for workers or the common man."
A Simple Path by Mother Theresa ( ☉ ♍︎ )
H. G. Wells ( ☉ ♍︎ )
James Hilton ( ☉ ♍︎ )
D. H. Lawrence ( ☉ ♍︎ ☽ ♎︎ )
Leon Tolstoy ( ☉ ♍︎ )

music, videos & movies:
Fever Pitch ~ with Jimmy Fallon ( ☉ ♍︎ ), Drew Barrymore ( ☉ ♓︎ )
Fun House by P!nk (Alecia Moore) ( ☉ ♍︎ ☽ ♈︎ )
"This used to be a fun house!
Now it's full of evil clowns!
Gonna burn it down, down, down!
Gonna burn it down!"
Collection of Barry White ( ☉ ♍︎ ☽ ♋︎ )
Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd / Roger Waters ( ☉ ♍︎ )
This tragically anarchistic song complains bitterly about the gross misunderstanding and misuse of Saturn's principles in the world's educational systems. The author is unable to offer healing or corrections.

"We don't need no education!
We don't need no thought control!
No dark sarcasm in the classroom.
Hey, Teacher! leave them kids alone
You're just another brick in the wall!"
Aquamarine ~   Finale Suite - Audio   by David Hirschfelder ( ☉ ♍︎ )
Leonard Cohen ( ☉ ♍︎ ☽ ♓︎ )
Everybody Knows (JLA) sung by Sigrid ( ☉ ♍︎ )
"Everybody knows ~
.. the ship is sinking
.. the captain lied
.. the war is over
.. the good guys lost"
Hallelujah

The inner Path of Virgo is to constantly refine and improve herself and to coordinate and participate with many others all at the same time ~ To participate in the creation of, and become part of, a Safe, Happy and Healthy Community in a Wholesome Environment.
The experience of community leads us to the outer Path of Libra The Balance ( perhaps ruled by Eris ), the Path of Relationships and Partnership, the Path of being linked with and aware of others as individuals equal to ourselves.



1807 Vesta 525 5.3 hr 3.9 yr 322-384 (mKm)
⚶︎ ♍︎ :: Vesta - Asteroid of The Girl / The Snake
Vesta

Region: ABO  MPC: 4  PD: A807FA
Asteroid Vesta

Astronomy
Vesta is roughly round, one of the four round members of the Asteroid Belt.

Mythology
That Vesta was the Olympian goddess of the Hearth. The Word 'Invest' Comes From Vesta.

Astrology
• Focus on Environment •
• Vesta may be considered a secondary representative of Virgo, focussed on social manners and mores and customs.
Vesta shows your style and where you keep the ‘home fires’ burning. Vesta is self-discipline and unwavering attention to a task. She is also a Prosperity goddess. The Hearth symbolizes abundance.

"Cultural tradition, loyalty to heritage, sense of national origin, identity with clan or group, vested interest groups, security, conservative, fostering that which endures, popular conventions, family, nation, law and order which insures harmonious coexistence, confidence in the continuance of life."
Eleanor Bach, "Ephemerides of the Asteroids" (1973)


1802 Pallas 512 7.8 hr 4.6 yr 319-510 (mKm)
⚴︎ ♍︎ :: Pallas - Asteroid of The Girl / The Snake
Pallas

Region: ABO  MPC: 2  PD: A802FA
Asteroid Pallas

Astronomy
Pallas is roughly round, one of the four round members of the Asteroid Belt.

Mythology
Pallas Athena was the name of the Olympian goddess of Wisdom.

Astrology
• Focus on Intellect •
• Pallas may be considered a secondary representative of Virgo, focussed on techniques and knowledge.

"Intermediary between Authority and the People; wise government; mind over matter; craftmanship, skills, handicrafts; gestalt perception; perception of unity in variety; pattern perception and creation; proper utilization of energy; disciplining instincts; industriouness, ingenuity, inventiveness; public service, citizenship, healing, cultural development."
Eleanor Bach, "Ephemerides of the Asteroids" (1973)


1849 Hygiea 434 14 hr 5.57 yr 417-523 (mKm)
⚕︎ ♍︎ :: Hygiea - Asteroid of The Girl / The Snake
Hygiea

Region: ABO  MPC: 10  PD: A849GA
Asteroid Hygiea

Astronomy
Hygiea is roughly round, one of the four round members of the Asteroid Belt.
Hygiea is considered to be the smallest round minor planet.

Mythology
Hygiene is a word derived from this Olympian demi-goddess.

In Greek as well as Roman mythology, Hygieia (also spelled Hygiea or Hygeia) was one of the Aeclepiadae; the sons and daughters of the god of medicine, Asclepius, and the goddess of healing, Epione. She was the personification of health, cleanliness and hygiene. Hygieia also played an important part in her father’s cult. While her father was more directly associated with healing, she was associated with the prevention of sickness and the continuation of good health. Her name is the source of the word “hygiene”. While the myth does not associate Hygeia directly with healing, but instead with hygiene and prevention, we can certainly see an immediate correlation of the asteroid Hygeia with remedy, noticeably present in the charts of doctors, traditional healers, or medical researchers.
Maurice Fernandez

Astrology
• Cleanliness • Purity •
• Hygiea may be considered a secondary representative of Virgo, focussed on cleanliness and the prevention of illness.

Hygeia intensifies and cleanses any other planetary energy with which she links, and assists it to express in a cleaner, stronger, truer form. Sometimes this poses real challenges and problems, making circumstances appear worse before they get better. Then Hygeia seems to act like the force behind a fever, which can rise to dangerous heights before it breaks, and the healing occurs. It’s all about getting the poison out first, so that wholeness can be restored, or aided to form. The poison is more often metaphorical than literal, of course. Hygeia always helps you to scrub up, or purge. She’s a catalyst for action as well as a force for intensifying and purifying other energies. However testing a time you have whilst she’s busy, you’re always left in much better shape when she has finished with you. Hygeia’s healing in ancient Greece was held in sleep temples. The priestesses used healing dreams and dream oracles. So they realised that traumas buried deep in the past can effect current life situations and reveal themselves dreams. Hypnosis, like dreams, induces a different state of consciousness that is in some situations an appropriate mechanism for healing. Meditation can lead to important life insights and greater peace in one’s life. Star Counsell


Some personal observations about Hygeia: Her place in the chart (by sign, house, and aspects) describes health vulnerabilities (physical or mental), and healing capacities (recovering from ailments or healing other people). She is prominent in many charts of health practitioners, healers, doctors, and medical researchers. Prominence can be determined by her placement on angles (Asc, Desc, IC, MC) Lunar Nodes (South or North), tight aspects to luminaries (Sun and Moon), or the abundance of aspects in general. Transits of Hygeia could activate ailment or health crises in the anatomical correspondence to astrology. Maurice Fernandez


Antiquity Jupiter 142,984 10 hr 12 yr 04.94-05.45 AU / 0.049
⚳︎ ♍︎ :: Jupiter, Ruler of SAGITTARIUS ~ The Archer / The Monkey
Jupiter

Jupiter

Astronomy
  • Jupiter, the largest planet in our system, is wildly arrayed in vividly colored swirling horizontal bands. The atmosphere is largely hydrogen and helium, with small amounts of other gases that color the skies of the planet. The planet has a huge long-lived storm that forms an "eye" called the Great Red Spot.
  • Jupiter stands very upright with his axis of rotation only 3° off vertical, perpendicular to the plane of revolution around the Sun! So there are no seasonal differences on Jupiter. The temperature of Jupiter is about -110 ℃ / -166 ℉.
  • There are four large round moons orbiting the planet, and many rocky satellites that are too small to be round. There is also a thin ring system like those around Uranus and Neptune.
  • Jupiter has a powerful magnetic field that lights up aurorae at the North and South Poles. The magnetic field is 10 times more powerful than that of Earth. Jupiter has a strong radio presence, emitting more radiation than it reflects from the Sun.
    Jupiter's Polar Aurorae Jupiter Aurorae
    Is this an indicator that Jupiter is the youngest of the planets? Is Jupiter the most recently matured star in our system of planets? Perhaps Jupiter is the mature form of a star in our system that shed the coat of fusion perhaps 2 billion years ago and then took it's current place as a planet in the solar system?
  • Jupiter's longitude of Perihelion is currently around Aries 14°.

Mythology
In Greece and Rome, Jupiter / Zeus was the Chief of the Olympian Gods.
In Chinese 歲星 ("Sui Xing") means "Year Star"
In Hindi बृहस्पति ("Guru, Bṛhaspati")
In Hebrew צֶדֶק ("Tzedek") means "Righteous"


Astrology
♃︎ ♐︎ Jupiter rules The Archer / The Monkey. • Expansion  • Enthusiasm  • Enterprise  • Benefit  • Exploration  • Correction  • Rectification  • Perspective  • Laughter  • Growth  • Purpose  • Development  • Outer Connections  • Redemption  • Preservation  • Upright  • Justice  • Righteous  • YinYang Yang Jupiter is the Yang analogue of Neptune
which is the Yin Ruler of Pisces.

Jupiter represents Sagittarius The Archer, The Dispersing Fire.
Sagittarius is the Dimension of explosive energy expanding outward with enthusiasm to reach out and contact everything.
This sign dimension is concerned with Learning at a high level. In India, Jupiter is called "Guru".

The Path of Sagittarius impresses us with the sheer immensity and energy and functioning of everything around us. The principles of Sagittarius can stir in us a sense of awe regarding the visible Universe. This path opens the movement toward Spirituality, toward a sense of the Divine. Corrections and a "right path" comes from Jupiter's encounter with the real world, with the principles represented by Saturn.

People with a well developed Sagittarius dimension have learned from their Scorpio dimension that the ego can be eliminated and Life continues. They learn to keep Conscious and Mindful and to sincerely integrate the many aspects of their New Horizons into their life. They offer optimism and enthusiasm. They have strong potential to inspire others to grow and develop their own sense of purpose. (Sir Winston Churchill, Mark Twain)

The principles of Sagittarius together with those of Pisces bring us to our connection to everyone and everything in the universe. Sagittarius contributes to the perspective on the outside with energy and scale and Pisces from the inside with emotion, empathy and compassion. Between these two Paths, everyone will have their own idea of religion, a seed of awareness of being part of the Whole of Life.

"It is only necessary that you are confident and ignorant - then your success is assured!"
Mark Twain ( ☉ ♐︎ ☽ ♈︎ ) - advice to aspiring politicians

The Challenge of Sagittarius is to be clean and clear and not become Greedy, Superficial, Proud or Prejudiced, Narrow Minded, Self-Righteous, Bombastic, Contemptuous, Dogmatic or Hypocritical. The dangers of a poorly developed Jupiter shows in greed, gambling, drinking, drugs and wild behaviour. They can't get no satisfaction! Las Vegas, baby!

From the start, we can identify two classes of Archers:
The early class are those who blindly shoot volleys of arrows into the air in an arc, hoping to have an effect when the arrows hit, and who jump to conclusions with confidence and ignorance!
The other more mature class are those who have learned to aim for their targets with intention, direction, expertise and purpose and with much greater subsequent effect.
The differences are intention, direction, expertise, purpose and effect.

The difference and contrast is illustrated very well in the film "The Lord of the Rings". On the city parapet there is a large group of archers, the Men, who blindly shoot volleys of arrows into the air, hoping to see them hit enemy Orcs. There is also a smaller group of archers, the Elves, who nock their arrows, aim for captains of the Orcs and strike their targets true, depriving the enemy of their commanders.
The Elves are superb archers in the same class as the legendary inspirational marksmen Robin Hood of England, William Tell of Suisse and Arjuna the Supreme Archer of India.

After enthusiastically or angrily exploding with force and shooting into the air aimlessly many, many times, or simply jumping to ineffective and inaccurate conclusions, Archers strive to learn the lesson to determine and aim for a target. They get the concept of Course Correction from unsuccessful encounters with Saturn, from their failures to affect the real world. Paying closer attention to Saturn and Uranus helps to find the facts and methods that we all can use for more accurate, effective implementation. Pisces helps by loosening the ego to make our course corrections possible and acceptable. People who are heavily invested in their ego cannot accept corrections.

If our inner Archers accept the idea of Correction and integrate it into our directions and purposes, we can continue to make progress. This method of Explosion, Expansion, Behaviour Modification, Course Correction, Rectification, Desire for Redemption, Guided Growth and Development of Purpose leads toward the Path of Exploration, Gaining Benefits, Ethical Upright Living, Protection, Preservation and Justice leading to a Righteous Life. Jovian personalities who learn to succeed do indeed enjoy lifelong enthusiasm and provide optimism for their social circles.

The principles of Jupiter and Sagittarius enable us to reach out and get what we need and want. Sagittarius alone does not encourage us to give generously to others. Sagittarius is a Fire sign and does encourage us to display how large we are, to be the hero, but the urge for sharing comes from Neptune and Pisces, because that sign gives us the ability to feel the needs and desires of others. Saturn and Capricorn allow us to recognize the volume of our cup, and to accept the time to stop when filling it. They help us to allow others to fill their cups, to share with others. All these principles work together. It is SO important to coordinate with others when we are part of a group.

Jupiter and Sagittarius do NOT give us a sense of Responsibility. That comes largely from encounters with Capricorn and Saturn which make us aware of our Boundaries, our Limits, our Obligations and our Responsibilities.
As we become aware of the Benefits that we gain in life, we also need to understand and accept Corrections and the Responsibilities that are required to complete the cycle and maintain continuity and sustainability.

Regarding Benefits, Corrections & Responsibilities ~

• In 1800, the estimated world population was under 1 billion people.

From ancient times all the way to the nineteenth century, people would give birth to many children but most of them would not survive to adulthood. Even those who did survive to adulthood died relatively young from many causes. The population did not grow out of natural bounds, even though it did grow due to developments in agriculture.

In recent times, however, the safety of our world has increased so that very few children die young and more people live longer lives than ever before. This is largely due to public education and improvements such as the cleanliness and quality of our water and nutritious food and due to medicines such as vaccines and antibiotics.
These desirable material Benefits were discovered and gained by learned scientists, engineers and teachers and shared with everyone.

Unfortunately, these material Benefits were shared and delivered without Guidance, Obligations, Responsibilities, Boundaries or Limits. Since then, these "benefits" have caused a tremendous unsustainable growth of our population. Subsequently, as our numbers have increased, we have inflicted growing levels of terribly destructive pollution and degradation of our world in many aspects.

• In 2024, the estimated world population is over 8 billion people.

The fact that many of our cultures and organizations around the world actually forbid family planning, birth control and abortion shows how strongly and dogmatically we are opposed to Responsibility and Sustainability. Our collective situation is akin to an infant or an insane person who is only thinking and acting from impulse and compulsions and the need to control everything ~ not with purposeful awareness, self-control, meaningful choices, freedom and compassion.

If we recognize this, we will become aware of the need for Corrections.
We need the principles of Saturn to accept Responsibility and Limits.
We need the principles of Uranus for Knowledge, Clarity and Freedom to change.
We need the principles of Neptune to grow & develop Empathy and Compassion.
  • There is an urgent need to stop our abuse and to repair the damages to our natural environment and protect our world.
  • We desperately need to improve the education of the young in order to have a viable, sustainable future.
  • We need worldwide family planning educational programs and economic incentives to stop the growth and steadily shrink the size of our population to sustainable numbers.
  • We will also need to develop social structures and programs to ensure that as people do grow older they will all remain healthy, socially relevant and economically secure.
The Earth's Natural Environment, the Climate Crisis and Many Solutions
The Human Population Through Time
7 Billion People: How Did We Get So Big So Fast?
2000+ nuclear bombs time lapse

If we are not mislead by selfish greed, pride and hypocrisy, then we progress toward an opening, expanding, upright life and become more aware of the need to understand and engage the real world better and to participate in society, with all the practical complexities and interactions.
As we gain our Benefits, we need to accept and understand the great importance of Obligations and Responsibilities. These are the bookends to Rights and Benefits. Otherwise, the world we are currently shaping will not be sustainable.


🙛 Quotes by People with Sun in Sagittarius

"Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag."
Alexandr Solzenitshyn ( ☉ ♐︎ ) One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will be at peace."
Jimi Hendrix ( ☉ ♐︎ )

"The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary ~
men alone are quite capable of every wickedness."
Joseph Conrad ( ☉ ♐︎ )

• "The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself."
• "I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught."
• "Never, never, never give up."
• "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
• "The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end - there it is."
Winston Churchill ( ☉ ♐︎ )

Silentium by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev ( ☉ ♐︎ ☽ ♍︎ ) written c.1830
Молчание - Фёдор Иванович Тютчев

Молчи, скрывайся и таи
И чувства и мечты свои —
Пускай в душевной глубине
Встают и заходят оне
Безмолвно, как звезды в ночи, —
Любуйся ими — и молчи.

Как сердцу высказать себя?
Другому как понять тебя?
Поймет ли он, чем ты живешь?
Мысль изреченная есть ложь —
Взрывая, возмутишь ключи,
Питайся ими — и молчи…

Лишь жить в себе самом умей —
Есть целый мир в душе твоей
Таинственно-волшебных дум —
Их оглушит наружный шум,
Дневные разгонят лучи —
Внимай их пенью — и молчи!..

- Фёдор Иванович Тютчев
Be silent, secret and conceal
whatever you think, whatever you feel.
Within your soul your dreams should rise
and set like stars that fill the skies
with splendor on their nightly route,
Admire them, scan them and be mute.

How can a heart at will unfold
it's tale, can any soul be told
by what it is to live and die?
A thought when spoken is a lie.
The spings men dig for they pollute ~
Drink sweet waters and be mute.

Within yourself learn how to live.
Magic that is not fugitive
lies, a rich treasure in the mind
thoughts that the glare of day will blind
and the wild din without confute.
Drink sweet waters and be mute.

( Translated by Babette Deutsch )
Be silent, hide away and let
your thoughts and longings rise and set
in the deep places of your heart.
Let dreams move silently as stars,
in wonder more than you can tell.
Let them fulfil you – and be still.

What heart can ever speak its mind?
How can some other understand
the hidden pole that turns your life?
A thought, once spoken, is a lie.
Don’t cloud the water in your well;
drink from this wellspring – and be still.

Live in yourself. There is a whole
deep world of being in your soul,
burdened with mystery and thought.
The noise outside will snuff it out.
Day’s clear light can break the spell.
Hear your own singing – and be still.

( Translated by Robert Chandler )

"If we don't change, we don't grow.
If we don't grow, we are not really living.
Growth demands a temporary surrender of security."
Gail Sheehy ( ☉ ♐︎ )

"None can love freedom but good men.
The rest love not freedom, but license, which never hath more scope than under tyrants."
John Milton ( ☉ ♐︎ )

"The boys throw stones at the frogs in jest, but the frogs die in earnest."
Bion of Borysthenes

"How to make God laugh: Tell him your future plans."
Woody Allen ( ☉ ♐︎ ) (quoting a Yiddish proverb)

• "Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man."
• "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead ( ☉ ♐︎ ), anthropologist

"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything. "
Mark Twain ( ☉ ♐︎ )

"My life has no purpose ... my life has no direction ... no aim ... no meaning ... and yet I'm happy ... I can't figure it out ... What am I doing right?"
Charles Schulz ( ☉ ♐︎ ), cartoonist

"...what we have to do with regard to the great wisdom from the whole of the past, both in the East and in the West, is to assimilate it and go on to new and original perception relevant to our present condition of life."
David Bohm ( ☉ ♐︎ ☽ ♓︎ ) physicist, 'Wholeness and the Implicate Order'

🙛 Links relevant to Sagittarius

music:
I Can't Get No Satisfaction The Rolling Stones
You've Got To Be Carefully Taught "South Pacific" by Rogers & Hammerstein, sung by John Kerr ( ☉ ♏︎ )
You've got to be carefully taught to hate and fear
You've got to be carefully taught from year to year
It's got to be drummed in your dear little ear
You've got to be carefully taught

You've got to be taught to be afraid
Of people whose eyes are oddly made
And people whose skin is a different shade
You've got to be carefully taught

You've got to be taught before its too late
Before you are six or seven or eight
To hate all the people your relatives hate
You've got to be carefully taught
Deliver Us from "Prince of Egypt", sung by Ofra Haza ( ☉ ♏︎ )
Amazing Grace Poem by John Newton, sung by Judy Collins ( ☉ ♉︎ ☽ ♎︎ )
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now I'm found,
Was blind, but now I see..


As the outer path of Sagittarius expands outward, there is created a widening gap
that is transformed by the structuring and materialization of the next sign,
the inner Path of Capricorn,
the Sea Goat and the Mountains of Saturn,
the Path of Realization, Fulfillment and Resting.



1610 Io 3,643 TLS 42 hr 421,600 Km
☽︎ ♃︎ :: Io - Moon of Jupiter
Io

Io ~ Moon of Jupiter
• Io reflects some qualities of Jupiter •


Astronomy

Mythology
A girlfriend of Zeus





1610 Europa 3,121 TLS 3.5 dy 670,900 Km
☽︎ ♃︎ :: Europa - Moon of Jupiter
Europa

Europa ~ Moon of Jupiter
• Europa reflects some qualities of Jupiter •

Astronomy


Mythology
A girlfriend of Zeus







1610 Ganymede 5,268 TLS 7.2 dy 1,070,000 Km
☽︎ ♃︎ :: Ganymede - Moon of Jupiter
Ganymede

Ganymede ~ Moon of Jupiter
• Ganymede reflects some qualities of Jupiter •

Astronomy
Ganymede is the largest moon in the solar system, larger than the planet Mercury, and 77% of the diameter of Mars.

Mythology
A boyfriend of Zeus, elevated to cupholder of the gods.




1610 Callisto 4,820 TLS 17 dy 1,883,000 Km
☽︎ ♃︎ :: Callisto - Moon of Jupiter
Callisto

Callisto ~ Moon of Jupiter
• Callisto reflects some qualities of Jupiter •

Astronomy


Mythology
a girlfriend of Zeus







Antiquity Saturn 120,536 11 hr 29.5 yr 09.01-10.07 AU / 0.052
⚳︎ ♍︎ :: Saturn, Ruler of CAPRICORN ~ The Sea Goat / The Rooster
Saturn Saturn

Saturn

Astronomy
  • Saturn, the second largest planet, is elegantly clad in a gentle cascade of bands colored in earthy tones that change subtly with her seasons.
  • Saturn possesses spectacular Rings which were first discovered in 1610 when Galileo used a telescope to view Saturn and wrote that he saw two "ears" on the planet. Eventually these "ears" were viewed more clearly and finally astronomers understood them to be rings around the planet. The Rings of Saturn consist of 99% water ice particles. These range in size from blocks the size of small houses to little handfuls of clumps of snow. There are also huge dimmer outer rings of icy water vapor that glow in the sunlight. (See more information in Saturn's Rings below)
  • This giant world has seven sizable round moons and many more large mountain-sized rocks flying in orbit around the planet.
  • The angle of the axis of her rotation is 27° from perpendicular to the plane of her orbit around the Sun, not far from that of our Earth (23°), and thus Saturn also has four distinct seasons of about 7 Earth-years each. The temperature of Saturn is about -140 ℃ / -220 ℉.
  • Saturn's magnetic fields are almost as strong as those of the Earth, so she also has Aurorae around the North & South Magnetic Poles, but these are visible only in UV light.
    ⮜ View Saturn's Polar Aurora Saturn's Northern Aurorae
  • At Saturn's South Pole, there is a mega-storm forming a giant funnel that opens inwards.
    At Saturn's North pole there are a group of giant perpetual storms that form a tremendous stable hexagon that looks like a cap made of brocaded fabric.
    ⮜ View Saturn's North Pole Hexagon
  • Saturn's gravity is surprisingly close to that of the Earth, and it's density is so light that it would float in a giant bathtub of water! (with or without soap bubbles)
  • Saturn's longitude of Perihelion is currently around Cancer 2°

Mythology
In Greece and Rome, Saturn / Kronos, "Father Time", was the Titan who exiled his father Uranus and who then fathered Jupiter / Zeus and was in turn exiled by him. Saturday is named for this planet.
In Chinese 鎮星 ("Zhèn Xīng") means "The Quieting Star"
In Hindi शनि ("Śhani")
In Hebrew שבתאי ("Shabtai") means “My Resting"

Astrology
♄︎ ♑︎ Saturn rules The Sea Goat / The Rooster Capricorn by Spyrre • Facts  • Limits  • Definition  • Boundaries  • Building  • Structure  • Mastery  • Laws  • Time  • Patience  • Restraint  • Complete  • Achieve  • Maturity  • Importance  • Consequence  • Excel  • Obstacles  • Surmount  • Overcome  • Work  • Responsibility  • Security  • Respect  • Reality  • Science  • Wisdom  • Teaching  • Meaning  • Actualization  • Satisfaction  • Realization  • Fulfillment  • Resting  • YinYang Yin Saturn is the Yin analogue to Uranus
the Yang ruler of Aquarius.







Saturn represents Capricorn The Sea Goat, The Starting Earth. This is traditionally the sign of the Wise Elder, The Teacher, The Voice of Experience. The Starting Earth is Realization, an acceptance and understanding of Reality. Hers is the path of Self-Realization and Fulfillment, becoming who we truly are, each with our own Meanings. An important facet of Self-Realization is being true to one's self and resting in that truth. Saturn represents Realization, Fulfillment, Life Satisfaction and Resting.
"Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shall you labor and do all your work. But the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God.."
Book of Exodus 20:7-10

Saturn's Cornucopia


Capricorn is symbolized by the Sea Goat, a mythical creature who spans the entire World. Her tail gracefully sweeps the Benthos of the Deepest Seas while her nostrils sniff the cool crisp air up at the tops of the peaks and summits of the Highest Mountains. She is the Mistress of the World!



Actually, Saturn is naturally a gentle Shepherdess and Teacher. Good Students who accept the value of Course Corrections (with regard to Jupiter) will follow close to Saturn and listen for her Guidance and Wisdom murmured with Love as they work to Build and Realize themselves in accordance with Natural Laws. They will also gradually Prune and Pare Away the Attitudes and Actions that don't fit the Meanings of their lives.


"Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is.
The most important product of his effort is his own personality."
Erich Fromm ( ☉ ♈︎ )

Saturn judges our positions regarding Natural Laws very clearly.
Nature can judge situations sometimes incrementally as a balance and sometimes quickly as an on-off switch.
Sustainability is positive. Things that are not desperate are sustainable. They can rest when it is time to rest.
If something observes well enough the living cycles of receiving and giving, it is sustainable and positive.
If something is sustainable it may progress to tomorrow or contribute to tomorrow ~


World wide, throughout our history, most of our societies have some level of serious problems with the Principles of Saturn, especially Boundaries, Mutual Respect and Resting. Sadly, these Principles are not yet well understood by mankind's group personality and far too many of our people.

Saturn is involved with both outer restrictions & boundaries and inner liberty. Our natural boundaries mean that we must observe and respect the boundaries of others so that we all have complete liberties within to know ourselves and to become who we are. The Saturnian people you know may have surprisingly rich inner lives!

"Hell is the inability to Love."
Leon Tolstoy ( ☉ ♍︎ ☽ ♍︎ )

People who don't yet understand the course corrections of Jupiter may view Saturn as harsh and hard as they continue to throw themselves against her boundaries and limits, creating for themselves frustration, intolerance, anger, violence, hatred, depression and insanity. They might even misuse Saturn's principles to oppress or crush other people's lives with unnecessary delays, limits, denials or scarcity.


Most of the people with Saturn prominent in their character are excellent Teachers and Parents. They also often excel in the Sciences. They wish and work to become their Best Selves and they understand how to help others to become their best selves. They also know how to cultivate their society in the same way.

"Freedom and Restriction are two sides of the same coin,
the Freedom to Be Yourself and the Restriction Not To Be Anyone Else."
Antoine de St. Exupery, ( ☉ ♋︎ ☽ ♌︎ )

The Principles represented by Saturn create Form and Structure.
They organize Boundaries and Limits in Space and Time such as Gravity, Shapes, Distance, Speed, Days, Months, Years, Generations, Lifespans, Ages and Eras.
Here are two valuable effects:

• These Boundaries simply give us some room to Become and Distinguish Ourselves and to have some degree of Safety. They give us the ability to make structures to define and build ourselves as we wish. Walls have an essential importance in Life. Boundaries provide Stability. Borders, Distance, Structures and Walls enable us to live in the World.
Saturn's Limits let us create the frameworks for Identity.
"Jim, In this galaxy, there's a mathematical probability of three million Earth type planets.
And in all the universe, three million million galaxies like this.
And in all of that, and perhaps more, only one of each of us."
~ Dr McCoy to Captain Kirk.
Star Trek TOS: 'Balance of Terror' (1966, S1 E14)
Written by Paul Schneider ( ☉ ♌︎ )

• These Limits also mark Separation and Distance, Scarcity and Rarity and even Lack and Loss, thus highlighting the Importance of what is Rare or Missing. When we disregard them with bad judgement, we may bring undesirable results. On the other hand, when we are aware and sensitive regarding these boundaries, we can consider the consequences of our actions and avoid unnecessary losses. This helps us understand how to Build and Achieve in order to Gain and Keep what we legitimately Need and Desire. In this way, the Principles of Saturn help us learn Intimately, Indelibly, Vividly and Permanently what's Important, True, Valuable and Precious to us.
Saturn's Limits guide us to learn Gratitude.
"See, In all our Searching, the only thing we've found that makes the Emptiness bearable .. is Each Other."
~ The Otherworlder to Ellie Arroway.
from the movie 'Contact' (1997)
from the book by Carl Sagan ( ☉ ♏︎ ☽ ♐︎ ), astrophysicist

Thus Saturn helps us to learn to be ourselves and to be grateful for everyone else.

"The fundamental principle of Morality is Respect for Life ..
The mysterious feeling of Respect for Life awakens in us when, in meditation upon ourselves and the world, we reach True Understanding of ourselves."
Reverence for Life Albert Schweitzer ( ☉ ♑︎ ), physician

Saturn's principles are essential to creating an identity. They are key to understanding the obstacles to overcome and the structures and separations that are necessary to achieve mastery of our lives.
Saturn represents the Natural Architecture of the world, the Path of Awareness and Acceptance of Meanings, Realization, Fulfillment and Resting.

Life Satisfaction comes from Meaningful Work and Relationships.
When people become who they want to be, they count themselves as Fulfilled.
The Path of Capricorn and Saturn enables us to Realize and Fulfill our lives.

Yogic Chakras



🙛 Quotes by People with Sun in Capricorn

• "Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent."
• "Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right."
• "Science can be introduced to children well or poorly. If poorly, children can be turned away from science. They can develop a lifelong antipathy. They will be in a far worse condition than if they had never been introduced to science at all."
• "The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I found it!) but 'That's funny ...' "
Isaac Asimov ( ☉ ♑︎ )

"It is necessary only for the good man to do nothing for evil to triumph."
Edmund Burke ( ☉ ♑︎ )

"I am on the edge of mysteries and the veil is getting thinner and thinner."
Louis Pasteur ( ☉ ♑︎ )

"It's not what you are, but what you don't become that hurts."
Oscar Levant ( ☉ ♑︎ )

"I am learning all the time. My tombstone will be my diploma."
Eartha Kitt ( ☉ ♑︎ )

"You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you."
Mary Tyler Moore ( ☉ ♑︎ )

• "If I have been able to see further, it was only because I stood on the shoulders of giants."
• "What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean."
• "Men build too many walls and not enough bridges."
• "A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true."
• "Nature is pleased with simplicity."
• "Whence arises all that order and beauty we see in the world?"
Isaac Newton ( ☉ ♑︎ )

"I know a lot of men who are healthier at age fifty than they have ever been before,
because a lot of their fear is gone."
Robert Bly ( ☉ ♑︎ )

• "The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions."
• "What is most beautiful in virile men is something feminine ~
what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine."
Susan Sontag ( ☉ ♑︎ )

"Never forget that the purpose for which a man lives is the improvement of the man himself, so that he may go out of this world having, in his great sphere or his small one, done some little good for his fellow creatures and labored a little to diminish the sin and sorrow that are in the world."
William E Gladstone ( ☉ ♑︎ )

• "A man can only do what he can do. But if he does that each day he can sleep at night and do it again the next day."
• "A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up."
• "Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier."
• "Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace."
Albert Schweitzer ( ☉ ♑︎ ☽ ♈︎ )

"People say that what we're all seeking is the meaning of life.
I think that what we're really seeking is the experience of being alive."
Rudyard Kipling ( ☉ ♑︎ ☽ ♊︎ )

"If I have caused just one person to wipe away a tear of laughter, that's my reward."
Victor Borge ( ☉ ♑︎ ☽ ♊︎ ), musician and playful raconteur

"Don't compromise yourself. You're all you've got."
Janis Joplin ( ☉ ♑︎ ☽ ♋︎ )

"Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. If you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away."
Stephen W. Hawking ( ☉ ♑︎ ☽ ♍︎ )

"The world has never yet seen a truly great and virtuous nation, because in the degradation of woman the very fountains of life are poisoned at their source."
Lucretia Mott ( ☉ ♑︎ ☽ ♍︎ )

"I can't bring myself to take Astrology too seriously.
It goes against my Capricorn nature."
Sharyn Hahn ( ☉ ♑︎ ☽ ♏︎ ) teacher

"True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself."
Henry Miller ( ☉ ♑︎ ☽ ♏︎ ) Henry Miller on Writing

• "The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change."
• "The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it."
• "The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination."
• "When I look at the world I'm pessimistic, but when I look at people I am optimistic."
• "If we value independence, if we are disturbed by the growing conformity of knowledge, of values, of attitudes, which our present system induces, then we may wish to set up conditions of learning which make for uniqueness, for self-direction, and for self-initiated learning."
Carl Rogers ( ☉ ♑︎ ☽ ♑︎ ) psychologist

"You will be better advised to watch what we do instead of what we say."
A. A. Milne ( ☉ ♑︎ ☽ ♑︎ ) author 'Winnie the Pooh'

• (Regarding raising children) "Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth. Truth-telling, I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship."
• "The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: Every single one was a liar."
• "The cure for crime is not the electric chair, but the high chair."
• "No amount of law enforcement can solve a problem that goes back to the family."
• "Just the minute the FBI begins making recommendations on what should be done with its information, it becomes a Gestapo."
• (In response to a letter) "I regret to say that we of the FBI are powerless to act in cases of oral-genital intimacy, unless it has in some way obstructed interstate commerce."
J. Edgar Hoover ( ☉ ♑︎ ☽ ♓︎ )

• "Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see."
• "Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
• "I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."
Martin Luther King, Jr ( ☉ ♑︎ ☽ ♓︎ )

• "Self-respect is the fruit of discipline, the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself."
• "Above all, the prophets remind us of the moral state of a people: Few are guilty, but all are responsible."
• "Racism is man's gravest threat to man - the maximum hatred for a minimum reason."
Abraham Joshua Heschel ( ☉ ♑︎ ☽ ♓︎ )

• "Courage is found in unlikely places."
• "Not all who wander are lost."
J R R Tolkien ( ☉ ♑︎ ☽ ♓︎ ) (Lord of the Rings)

"Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away."
Elvis Presley ( ☉ ♑︎ ☽ ♓︎ )

"The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit."
Moliere ( ☉ ♑︎ ☽ ♓︎ )

• "I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for the truth; and truth rewarded me."
• "One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion."
• "If any man had proved sufficiently self-centred and commonplace to attempt any subjugation, I should have judged him, found him wanting and left him. The only sort of person in whose favour I could ever wish to surrender my autonomy would be just the one who did his utmost to prevent any such thing."
Simone de Beauvoir ( ☉ ♑︎ ☽ ♓︎ )

🙛 Quotes by others relevant to Capricorn

"Live Long and Prosper.."
Leonard Nimoy ( ☉ ♈︎ ) as Mr. Spock of Star Trek

Viktor Frankl ( ☉ ♈︎ ☽ ♐︎), a psychiatrist who survived the Nazi Holocaust in World War II, wrote in his book "Man's Search for Meaning" of his observations that fellow inmates in the concentration camps were more likely to survive if they had a strong sense of Meaning in their lives.

"Love and work... work and love, that's all there is."
Sigmund Freud ( ☉ ♉︎ )

"Grief is the price we pay for Love."


🙛 Links relevant to Capricorn

articles:
How to Find Meaning in Suffering (Scientific American magazine)
On Becoming a Person by Carl Rogers ( ☉ ♑︎ ☽ ♑︎ )
A Way of Being by Carl Rogers ( ☉ ♑︎ ☽ ♑︎ )

books, articles & essays:
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl ( ☉ ♈︎ )
Out of my Life and Thought by Albert Schweitzer ( ☉ ♑︎ ), physician
Reverence for Life by Albert Schweitzer ( ☉ ♑︎ ), physician
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien ( ☉ ♑︎ ) ( A brilliant story of Saturn's power, misused and corrected )
One Ring to rule them all,
One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them All
And in the Darkness bind them.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens ( ☉ ♒︎ ) (1843)
(Jacob Marley's ghost appears and warns his partner Scrooge of their chains forged by selfishness & greed)

"But you were always a good man of business, Jacob." faltered Scrooge.

"Business!" wailed Marley. "Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forebearance and benevolence were, all, my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!"


videos:
Greta Thunberg ( ☉ ♑︎ ☽ ♑︎ ) environmental activist, Finland
"How Dare You!" United Nations January 2019.
"This is all wrong..
I shouldn't be up here!
I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean.
Yet you all come to us young people for hope!

How Dare You!"
"You have stolen my dreams, my childhood with your empty words, yet I'm one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth.

How Dare You!"
"For more than thirty years the science has been crystal clear.
How Dare You continue to look away and come here saying that you are doing enough when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight?"

"You say you hear us and that you understand the urgency but no matter how sad and angry I am, I do not want to believe that ~ because if you really understood the situation, and still kept on failing to act, then you would be evil .. and that I refuse to believe."
Time Magazine Person of the Year 2019 World Economic Forum, January 2019 “I want you to panic,
I want you to feel the fear I feel every day.
And then I want you to act.”

On Empathy by Carl Rogers ( ☉ ♑︎ ☽ ♑︎ )
Dalia Ziada ( ☉ ♑︎ ☽ ♓︎ / ♈︎ ) Egyptian author and human rights activist.
Interviewed by David Harris 2024 Jan
Interviewed by Yasmine Mohammed 2023 Dec

films:
Baby Boom (1987) with Diane Keaton ( ☉ ♑︎ ), Sam Shepard ( ☉ ♏︎ )
Orphan Horse (2019) with Jon Voight ( ☉ ♑︎ )
A Christmas Carol (1951) Marley's warning | Complete Film
  by Charles Dickens with Alastair Sim ( ☉♎︎ ), Sir Michael Hordern ( ☉ ♎︎ )
The Family Man with Nicholas Cage ( ☉ ♑︎ ) & Tea Leoni ( ☉ ♓︎ )
Cabin In The Sky "That Old Devil Consequence", Eddie Anderson ( ☉ ♍︎ ) & Lena Horne ( ☉ ♋︎ ☽ ♏︎ )
Angel:
Little Joe! Think of the consequences!

Little Joe:
Life's full of consequence,
That old devil consequence,
He takes all frivel out of fun!
When you got the candle lit
At both ends, the scandal it,
Creates always keeps you on the run,
Just when you're weakenin',
Fate sends the deacon in,
Crash and your pash ain't worth an ounce,
cause then comes the consequence,
That old devil consequence,
brings you back with a bounce ~
It's consequences what counts!

Sweet Georgia Brown:
Life's full of consequence,
But who's scared of consequence,
Lets sip the honey while it's sweet
We could be messin' round,
But you is digressin' round,
While I'm tossin' nature at your feet
Why don't we mosey round,
You could be cozy round,
A gal who could sprinkle you with spice ~

Little Joe:
But how 'bout the consequence,
That old devil consequence,
I been burned more than twice!
And I ain't paying the price!!

Angel:
Little Joe, I'm proud of you!
Groundhog Day with Bill Murray ( ☉ ♍︎ ) & Andie MacDowell ( ☉ ♉︎ ) by Danny Rubin ( ☉ ♊︎☽ ♌︎ )
JRR Tolkien ( ☉ ♑︎ )
The Hobbit "The Little Things.."
The Elvish Queen Galadriel speaks with the wizard Gandalf:.

"Mithrandir ~ Why the Halfling?"

"I don't know .. Saruman believes that it is only great power that can hold evil in check.
But that is not what I have found. ~ I've found that it is the small things, everyday deeds of ordinary folk, that keeps the darkness at bay ~ simple acts of kindness and love.
Why Bilbo Baggins? Perhaps it is because I am afraid .. and he gives me courage."

"Do not be afraid, Mithrandir, You are not alone."
Lord of the Rings "My Friends.."
At the Coronation of the King, Aragorn meets with his Elvish love Arwen and embraces her. All begin to bow to the King.

Then King Aragorn sees the Hobbits who, as the least susceptible to the corrupting influence of the Ring of Power, were the only ones able to carry it to Mordor to destroy it. They begin to bow to the King, but he says to them:
"My Friends, You bow to no-one."

King Aragorn then bows to the Hobbits and the entire company follow suit.
The Twilight Zone by Rod Serling ( ☉ ♑︎ ☽ ♐︎ )
• Of Late I Think of Cliffordville (1963) S4 E14 screenplay by Rod Serling ( ☉ ♑︎ ☽ ♐︎ )
  from the short story "Blind Alley" (1943) by Malcolm Jameson.
  Ms. Devlin played by Julie Newmar ( ☉ ♌︎ ☽ ♋︎ ) with Albert Salmi ( ☉ ♓︎ )
( scene at 48 minutes )
Mr. Feathersmith: "It didn't work!"

Ms. Devlin: (tersely)
"Of course it didn't.
• (she speaks accusingly)
Because you, Mr Feathersmith,
are a Wheeler and a Dealer!
A Financier, a Pusher, a Brain.
A Manipulator, a Raider.
• (she says with bitter disappointment in him)
Because you are a Taker, instead of a Builder.
A Conniver instead of a Designer!
A User - instead of a Bringer..
• (she laughs mockingly)
Well, Mr. Feathersmith, it seems that you
are behind the old eight ball."
One for the Angels (1959) S1 E2 written by Rod Serling ( ☉ ♑︎ ☽ ♐︎ )
  with Ed Wynn ( ☉ ♏︎ ), Murray Hamilton ( ☉ ♈︎ ), Dana Dillaway ( ☉ ♎︎ )
"Lewis J. Bookman, age sixtyish. Occupation: pitchman.
Formerly a fixture of the summer,
formerly a rather minor component to a hot July.
But throughout his life, a man beloved by the children,
and therefore a most important man.
Couldn't happen, you say? Probably not in most places,
but it did happen ~ in the Twilight Zone."
Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy The POV Gun with Zooey Deschanel ( ☉ ♑︎ ☽ ♑︎ )
After finding the "Point of View" gun on the Planet Magrathea, Tricia shoots President Zaphod several times to make him understand her perspective.

Finally, after several jarring epiphanies, Zaphod exclaims "Give me that!", reaches out, takes the gun from Tricia and aims it towards her.

Tricia sighs: "It won't affect me, I'm already a woman.."
Good Morning Miss Dove with Jennifer Jones ( ☉ ♓︎ ☽ ♓︎ ), Chuck Connors ( ☉ ♊︎ ) A review

music:
Brick in the Wall A song of Saturn tragically misunderstood and misrepresented
This tragically anarchistic song complains bitterly about the gross misunderstanding and misuse of Saturn's principles in the world's educational systems. The author is unable to offer healing or corrections.

"We don't need no education!
We don't need no thought control!
No dark sarcasm in the classroom.
Hey, Teacher! leave them kids alone
You're just another brick in the wall!"
Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell ( ☉ ♏︎ ☽ ♓︎ )
"..
Don't it always seem to go..
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone.
They paved Paradise ~
Put up a parking lot!
.."
Hi Lili, Hi Lili, Hi lo ~ from "Lili", sung by Leslie Caron ( ☉ ♋︎ )
A song of Love is a sad song,
Hi Lili, Hi lo,
A song of Love is a song of Woe,
Don't ask me how I know..
Inchworm, Inchworm by Frank Loesser, sung by Danny Kaye on Sesame St.
Two and two are four
Four and four are eight
Eight and eight are sixteen
Sixteen and sixteen are thirty two

Inchworm, Inchworm,
Measuring the marigolds,
You and your arithmetic
You'll probably go far,

Inchworm, Inchworm,
Measuring the marigolds,
Seems to me you'll stop and see
How beautiful they are.
Ha Kotel by Yossi Gamzu & Dubi Zeltzer sung by Ofra Haza ( ☉ ♏︎ )
The Wall, Moss and Sadness
The Wall, Lead and Blood
There are people with Hearts of Stone,
Here are Stones with the Heart of Man.
Turn Turn Turn From the Book of Kohelet (Ecclesiastes 3) music by Pete Seeger sung by The Byrds
To Everything ~
Turn Turn Turn
There is a Season ~
Turn Turn Turn
And a Time for every Purpose
Under Heaven..
Tie a Yellow Ribbon round the Old Oak Tree sung by Tony Orlando ( ☉ ♈︎ )
What the World Needs Now by Hal David ( ☉ ♊︎ ) Burt Bacharach ( ☉ ♉︎ ☽ ♒︎ ) sung by Jackie DeShannon ( ☉ ♌︎ )
What the world needs now,
Is Love sweet Love,
That's the only thing,
that there's just too little of..
You Are My Sunshine From a lullaby sung by an unknown young mother (perhaps in Kentucky), sung by Johnny Cash (☉♓︎)
You are my Sunshine, my only Sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey,
You'll never know, Dear, how much I love you,
Please don't take my Sunshine away...
Love Me Tender, Love Me True by Elvis Presley ( ☉ ♑︎ ) & Vera Matson
Love me tender, love me true,
All my dreams fulfilled,
Oh my darling, I love you,
And I always will.


When people learn the lessons of the inner Path of Saturn well, then the principles represented by Jupiter can flow easily within them and they are also better prepared to encounter the Illumination presented by Uranus and the Empathy encouraged by Neptune.
As our Lives become Realized and Fulfilled,
we become more interested in the next steps of Enlightenment and Freedom,
the outer Path of Uranus, Aquarius the Water Bearer, the Ewer,
and Empathy and Compassion,
the inner Path of Neptune, Pisces the Fish.



1610 Saturns Rings * * 6-14 hr 7k-80k Km
◌︎ ♄︎ :: The Rings of Saturn

The Rings of Saturn

Astronomy
  • The Rings of Saturn are a distinct feature in the solar system, as is the the perpendicular rotation of Uranus which is the Yang correlate to Saturn.
  • The Rings of Saturn were first discovered in 1610 when Galileo pointed a telescope toward Saturn and wrote that he saw two "ears" on the planet. Eventually these "ears" were viewed more clearly and finally understood to be rings around the planet.
  • The Cassini mission reached Saturn in 2017 providing wonderfully clear views and extensive data of the entire Saturn system - planet, rings & moons.
    NASA Cassini mission Photos
    View Saturn's Rings Close-up
  • Now we know that these rings consist of 99% water ice ranging in size from small growler icebergs, igloos, snowmen and ice blocks down to ice cubes, marbles and clumps of snow. Some rings have small "shepherd moons", moonlets, large irregular rocks that seem to modify or preserve the shape of the rings with their gravity.
  • The rings revolve around Saturn at varying speeds. The inner rings circle the planet in 6 hours while the outer rings circle in 14 hours. The rings also have moving waves.
  • Astronomers have identified 7 main rings which are actually collections of many more thin rings. Saturn's ring system is an amazingly complex structure. Five rings (ABCDF) are vivid to the naked eye and close to the planet. They all have striations with distinct colors and empty gaps between them. The inner edge of the ring closest to the planet is at a distance of 7,000 km, while the outer edge of the furthest vivid ring is at a distance of 80,000 km from the planet. After a gap, there is another, fainter 6th ring (The G ring).
    Saturn's round moons all orbit outside the Six inner rings.
    Further out, much thinner and much less visible to the naked eye, there is another vague, wide, tenuous 7th ring of icy water vapor (The E ring). This very faint 7th ring (E) stretches from the orbit of Mimas to the orbit of Titan.
    ⮜ Mouse over the image of Saturn backlit by the Sun to see a diagram of Saturn's system of Rings and Moons.
Astrology
Capricorn Sea Goat by Spyrre Saturn rules The Sea Goat / The Rooster. • Although the Rings of Saturn are a modern discovery and were unseen and unknown in ancient times, they eminently, dramatically and beautifully illustrate this world's ancient symbolic meanings and principles of Structures, Boundaries, Limits and Levels. In addition, amazingly, all this natural beauty is made of Water! YinYang Yin Saturn is the Yin analogue to Uranus
the Yang ruler of Aquarius.



1789 Mimas 396 TLS 23 hr 185,520 Km
☽︎ ♄︎ :: Mimas - Moon of Saturn
Mimas

Mimas ~ Moon of Saturn
• Mimas reflects some qualities of Saturn •

Astronomy
This little moon, Mimas, is famous as the "Smallest known round body"

Mythology
Mimas was ??






1789 Enceladus 504 TLS 33 hr 238,020 Km
☽︎ ♄︎ :: Enceladus - Moon of Saturn
Enceladus

Enceladus ~ Moon of Saturn
• Enceladus reflects some qualities of Saturn •

Astronomy
Enceladus is very small but still beautifully spherical! This is a watery world that is gripped, squeezed and warmed by the friction generated by Saturn's gravity. Because of this heat, geysers spray out water vapor. Some of this returns to the moon as snow, and some is added to Saturn's Rings. Scientists speculate that simple life might exist in the depths of Enceladus' warm active ocean. Would you try 'sardines' imported from Enceladus?

Mythology
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1684 Tethys 1,060 TLS 45 hr 294,660 Km
☽︎ ♄︎ :: Tethys - Moon of Saturn
Tethys

Tethys ~ Moon of Saturn
• Tethys reflects some qualities of Saturn •

Astronomy
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Mythology
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1684 Dione 1,124 TLS 2.75 dy 377,400 Km
☽︎ ♄︎ :: Dione - Moon of Saturn
Dione

Dione ~ Moon of Saturn
• Dione reflects some qualities of Saturn •

Astronomy
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Mythology
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1672 Rhea 1,527 TLS 4.5 dy 527,040 Km
☽︎ ♄︎ :: Rhea - Moon of Saturn
Rhea

Rhea ~ Moon of Saturn
• Rhea reflects some qualities of Saturn •

Astronomy
Rhea is Saturn's second largest moon.

Mythology
The name Rhea comes from the Greek goddess (or Titan) Rhea, who was the daughter of Uranus and Gaea. Her husband was Kronus (Saturn). Rhea was also called the mother of the gods because she gave birth to several of the gods of Mount Olympus, including Zeus (Jupiter)




1655 Titan 5,149 TLS 16 dy 1,221,850 Km
☽︎ ♄︎ :: Titan - Moon of Saturn
Titan

Titan ~ Moon of Saturn
• Titan reflects some qualities of Saturn •

Astronomy
• Titan has a thick atmosphere, mostly of Methane & Nitrogen. There are rivers and frozen mountains made of other liquids, not water! This large moon is an amazing and completely alien world! It seems like a living world utilizing elements that are an octave higher on the Periodic Table. Scientists have wondered if life can exist using those components.

• Larger than Mercury and 75% the diameter of Mars! Titan is the second largest moon in the solar system, just a little smaller than Jupiter's Ganymede.

Mythology
Titan is named for it's large size, not after any of the ancient Greek gods.



1671 Iapetus 1,470 TLS 79 dy 3,561,300 Km
☽︎ ♄︎ :: Iapetus - Moon of Saturn

Iapetus ~ Moon of Saturn
• Iapetus reflects some qualities of Saturn •

Astronomy
Like most moons, Iapetus is tidally locked as it circles Saturn.
For some still unknown reason, (year 2021) it has a dirty leading side that seems to collect soot and a clean trailing side that is very bright with snow.
What is that little moon doing to get so dirty?



Mythology
Iapetus was a Titan, a son of Uranus and Gaea.




1977 Chiron 166 6 hr 50 yr 10-18 AU
💫︎ ⚷︎ :: Chiron - Centaur Between Saturn & Uranus

Region: CBO  MPC: 1977  PD: Kowal 🗐 Ephemeris
Chiron ~ a Centaur
• The Wounded Healer •

Astronomy
This little comet circles the Sun, wandering between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus.
It is not a round body, but nevertheless seems distinct and significant in Astrological charts.


Mythology
Chiron was a Centaur blessed by the gods with the knowledge and wisdom to heal.
He, himself, though, suffered from a wound that he could not heal completely.


Astrology
Chiron makes the rounds like a liaison between Reality and Potential!
This little comet seems to challenge us to turn a weakness into a strength.


1787 Uranus 51,118 17 hr 84 yr 18.28-20.10 AU / 0.047
⚳︎ ♍︎ :: Uranus, Ruler of AQUARIUS ~ The Ewer, The Water Bearer / The Dog
Uranus

Uranus

Astronomy
  • Uranus, enrobed in Turquoise, Calm, Quiet, Peaceful and Serene, rotates 'on his side', 97° from the plane of revolution around the Sun. As on our world, on Uranus there are also 4 seasons. However, the reason for these seasons is very different! Each of these last for 21 years, but due to the extreme axial orientation these seasons are exaggerations of ours. On our world, there are no temperature changes around the Equator. In contrast, you could describe any spot on Uranus as having four seasons: Super Summer, Dayly Sunshine, Super Winter and Dayly Sunshine again. During Super Summer, the pole and the entire Northern or Southern hemisphere points toward the Sun, while the other pole and entire hemisphere remains in a Wintry Starry Darkness for years! So Super Summer is as if our entire Northern or Southern Hemisphere were beyond the Arctic or Antarctic circles! Then both poles and hemispheres gradually move to many years of daytime and nighttime for a long season, then they are gradually reversed. The average temperature on Uranus is about -195 ℃ / -320 ℉.
  • The thick dense atmosphere is mostly Hydrogen, Helium and a small percentage of Methane that absorbs red light and reflects the distinctive Sky Blue color, like the inside of a Quail's egg or the shell of a Robin's egg.
  • There are 5 round moons and a thin ring system like those of Jupiter and Neptune. The moons and rings revolve around Uranus at the equator in the plane of rotation, almost perpendicular to Uranus' plane of revolution round the Sun.
    View Uranus in Infra-Red light with Rings and Moons
  • Uranus has a complex system of magnetic fields. Curiously, the magnetic field strength varies by region. In some areas in the South, it is is ⅓ of Earth's field while in some areas in the North it is about 4 times that of the Earth. While Earth's field is tilted by 11° away from the poles, Uranus' main magnetic axis is widely tilted at a 59° angle to the rotational axis. The main magnetic axis does not even go through the geometric centre of the planet! How does that happen? Scientists entertain a hypothesis of an inner ocean that creates the variations in the fields with electrical currents.
    For more information:
    The Strange Magnetic Poles of Uranus
    The Unusual Magnetosphere of Uranus
  • Uranus' longitude of Perihelion is currently around Virgo 20°.
  • Uranus was discovered in 1787 by British astronomer William Herschel, born November 15, 1738 in Hanover, Germany.
  • In the future it might be fun to 'terraform' the moons of Uranus, by smoothing them and then covering them with an atmosphere of methane. This added atmosphere would immediately freeze, creating a pearl-like translucent turquoise blue covering for each moon to reflect the normal color of their parent planet. If we are landscaping the solar system, why not extend the natural beauty?!

Mythology
This planet was discovered in modern times and named Uranus after the Greek primordial Sky god who fathered the Titans together with Gaia, the Earth goddess. In other cultures, traditional names have also been chosen for the new planets.
In Chinese 天王星 ("Tian Wang Xing") means "Star of the King of the Sky"
In Hindi इन्द्र ("Indra")
In Hebrew אורון ("Oron") means "Little Light, Enlightener".


Astrology
♅︎ ♒︎ Uranus rules The Ewer, The WaterBearer / The Dog. • Network  • Invention  • Groups  • Individuality  • Knowledge  • Clarity  • Intuition  • Trust  • Originality  • Loyalty  • Friendship  • Seeking Truth  • Hope  • Ideals  • Dreams  • Illumination  • Enlightenment  • Freedom  • Universal Mind  •  YinYang Yang Uranus is the Yang analogue to Saturn
which rules Capricorn as Yin.


Uranus represents Aquarius, The Steady Air, the Ewer, the Water Bearer.
Aquarius is traditionally the sign of the Magician.
This is the Path of Knowledge, Clarity, Illumination, Enlightenment, Freedom and the awareness of our alignment with the Universal Consciousness.

Aquarius is the dimension that complements the sign of Leo, the Heart. Aquarius distributes and illuminates and allows us to sense instinctive affections and affinities. This dimension helps us to see clearly who and what we are and to see our place in our groups and our world.


"Before Enlightenment, Chop Wood and Carry Water.
After Enlightenment, Chop Wood and Carry Water."
Wu Li.


A Zen Story of Enlightenment
A Zen Story
The Ewer represents the principles of flow found in all pervasive networks. The streams of the Water Bearer illuminate our connections to everything that Saturnian principles have helped us to design and build. They show us as much as we can see of the ever-present knowledge of ourselves, everyone else and everything around us.
The Only Real Magic, the Magic of Knowledge ~ Adventures of Superman, 1952
An important Challenge of this Path is to gradually and safely open our own Inner Screens that hide our connections and to make them translucent and permeable and to accept the newly visible Truths and Meanings of ourselves and everyone and everything in our lives. If this isn't done carefully, gently, calmly, it may be shocking when Truths and Meanings become apparent! If all of us do not gently and carefully present our truths to others, they may also find it shocking if they were not prepared for what they see, hear and learn.

With this in mind, many Aquarians prefer to learn about others gradually and thoroughly .. and so some people will say that they find Aquarians to be too un-emotional. In fact, it's just a matter of differences in timing and pacing and placing high importance on one's knowledge of another's mind.

Most Aquarian people (Sun, Moon) prefer stable relationships. If they cannot arrange their own inner stability, they may choose to fall back to a strategy of distance. They may prefer to be alone than to be in volatile, stressful relationships. This is not an optimal or desirable strategy. It means that they have attachments and aversions which are disturbing their inner stability.

If we are careful to be honest and patient when we share our stories and points of view, this will engender trust. Where there is trust, the relationship can help to develop a measure of freedom for the people involved. They will be able to express themselves truthfully.

As we successfully navigate these requirements, we come to see more clearly and to understand the Path of Illumination, Enlightenment and Freedom.
Unfortunately, there are many people who are unprepared for Uranus. There are people who ignore, misuse or pervert the lessons of Jupiter, who always want more for themselves without any regard for correction or guidance, who act with explosive anger, wild extremism and who have contempt and hatred for others and seek to usurp or even destroy their achievements.

There are also people who ignore, misuse or pervert the lessons of Saturn, who deny, disregard and disrespect boundaries, responsibility & limits or who exert indecent control, unnecessary & unreasonable restrictions or coldness toward others and who prevent other people from working towards their own realization and fulfillment.

When Uranus approaches such misguided people, he will seem like Unwelcome, Frightening, Shocking, Dangerous Lightning! Some of these people may even believe that Uranus represents Unwelcome, Frightening, Shocking, Dangerous Lightning and that they can misuse this for their compulsive, deformed, distorted purposes!

In a different vein, you may know people who are seriously disturbed by the state of the world. Of course! We all do! Have you heard activists who rant constantly about injustices? Of course! We all have! This is how an unprepared Aquarius dimension responds badly to a society that accepts lies and neglects the truth. Lies make people crazy and confused.

The yoga concept of "Releasing Attachments" means letting go of fears, shame, guilt, grief, lies, illusions, and other related issues such as egotism, selfishness, impatience, expectations, addictions, neediness, possessiveness and compulsions. This frees us and allows us to understand everything in our world as it is and ourselves and everyone else in all our relationships as we are.

It's important to know that Releasing Attachments is not Abandonment of relationships. Those are two very different directions. The wish to Abandon is an indicator that there are some negative attachments ~ fears or aversions ~ that we ought to release.

Releasing attachments actually frees the flow of our ability to genuinely receive and give Love and Joy. When attachments are released, we can relate to everyone without egoistic blocks and the energy of nature flows within us without hinderance. ( Of course, this is easier said than done. )
"I have been .. and always shall be .. your Friend."
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan ~ Spock's dying words to Captain Kirk
To people who learn well the lessons of Jupiter and Saturn, to those who are Open-minded, Honest and Upright and who Work to Fulfill their Own Destiny and have Respect for Others' Meanings, Uranus will be Illumination, a Network of Ideas and a Community of Good, True, Faithful Friends sharing amazing perspectives and their knowledge, dreams, epiphanies and visions. They will reveal their discoveries, share their inventions and offer interesting relationships, adventures and meanings beyond the usual pathways of life.

When Uranus appears to these sincere truthful people he will seem like windows opened to the Sky, to sunny days and clear starry nights. Uranus will show us gentle rains, peaceful silent snowy hills and surprisingly beautiful lightning storms and polar aurorae. Listening through Aquarius we can hear Poetry inspired by the Moon and the Stars. We can hear the Music of Nature. Looking through Aquarius we can see Visions of clarity, insight and Universal Truths.
"In the beginning of all things, wisdom and knowledge were with the animals, for Tirawa, the One Above, did not speak directly to man. He sent certain animals to tell men that he showed himself through the beasts, and that from them, and from the stars and the sun and the moon should man learn .... all things tell of Tirawa."
Eagle Chief ( Letakots-Lesa ~ Pawnee, late 19th century, Western North America )


With the Dimension of Aquarius our perceptions and ideas flow into our connection to the Ever-Present Universal Mind and Body of Knowledge. We can constantly strengthen our link and renew it, recompiling and reintegrating it into ourselves. This constant activity develops our access to the universal body of knowledge that can reach and illuminate everything within us and all around us.

This activity opens us to hear the Voices of Nature and beckons us to listen to the Universal Mind.
"And the LORD spoke unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his Friend."
The Bible, Exodus 33:11
In the every-day world, we can perceive Uranus in collective endeavours for the benefit and advancement of our societies, such as scientific, educational or social organizations that rescue nature or educate people or just strong, healthy, wholesome sustainable communities such as Ashrams and Kibbutzim.

There are communities, businesses and institutions that are committed to keeping a place for everyone to shine with their own light, and dedicated to being trustworthy ethical societies with tolerance and acceptance. The principles of Uranus become visible in loyal, trusting, knowledgeable, stable, strong alliances, friendships and loves.
Progressing, we become more aware that we are truly connected in all the dimensions of Life and that the Saturnian separations that seem to divide and distinguish us are actually important, meaningful, persistent illusions that hold lessons for us to learn.

As an exercise, try to learn about someone - human or animal. Perhaps you will choose someone who needs help. As you learn more about them, you may find that together with your new knowledge of them, you also develop some compassion, affinity, respect and perhaps even affection for them. The emotions of Pisces naturally follow the knowledge of Aquarius.

People who are Free also have Compassion. Indeed, the level of our Compassion is a good indicator of the degree of our Freedom. This exercise will help you understand your own Path of Aquarius and highlight the connection between Aquarius and Pisces. The Knowledge of Truth is an important precursor and background to Compassion, Universal Love.



This path encourages all of us to develop the ability to calm and quiet the mind. From another perspective, Aquarius can help us to put Water into Earthen containers. To other people, this seems like control over emotions. It is actually a matter of finding appropriate definitions and structures to hold our emotions. This engenders stability, sustainability and continuity.

The principles of Aquarius and Uranus become available to us when we engage in deep thought or any quiet stillness or meditation. This activity leads to strong Individuality, Intuition, Clarity, Illumination, Loyalty, Epiphany, Originality and Genius.
People with well-developed Aquarius dimensions are naturally friendly and openly loving. Knowledge strengthens Love. With the dimension of Aquarius we can all learn and face Truths about ourselves, our relationships and our world. With this path we can choose True Loves and Friendships.

This path enables us to seek the Truths of the World, which can lead to a desire to develop our spiritual connections, our personal alignment and communion with the Universal Mind or "Cosmic Consciousness".
Beit Alpha Mosaic Zodiac

The Path of Aquarius enables us
to access Deep Knowledge and Truths.
When we prepare well and commit to progress,
the Path of Aquarius guides us toward Enlightenment & Freedom.


🙛 Quotes by People with Sun in Aquarius

"A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular."
Adlai Stevenson ( ☉ ♒︎ )

"It takes a lot of time to be a genius,
you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing."
Gertrude Stein ( ☉ ♒︎ )

• "A consensus means that everyone agrees to say collectively what no one believes individually."
• "History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives."
Abba Eban ( ☉ ♒︎ )

"Against stupidity the very gods themselves contend in vain."
G. E. Lessing ( ☉ ♒︎ )

"I've had it all, I've done it all, I've seen it all.
It's all about Love. God is Love."
Rick James ( ☉ ♒︎ ) (his epitaph)

• "There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate."
• "The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this:
  that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed,
  but a thing created is loved before it exists."
• "Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before ~ more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle."
• "It is because I think so much of warm and sensitive hearts, that I would spare them from being wounded."
• "There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart."
• "Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts."
• "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
• "I'm not going to tell you the story the way it happened. I'm going to tell it the way I remember it."
• "I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world."
• "Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape."
Charles Dickens ( ☉ ♒︎ ☽ ♐︎ )

• "Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end - then stop."
• "Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it."
• "Oh, 'tis love, 'tis love that makes the world go round."
• "One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others."
• "She generally gave herself very good advice (though she very seldom followed it)."
• "Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves."
• "'But I don't want to go among mad people,' said Alice.
  'Oh, you can't help that,' said the cat. 'We're all mad here.'"
• "Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle."
Lewis Carroll ( ☉ ♒︎ ☽ ♐︎ )

"Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?"
Abraham Lincoln ( ☉ ♒︎ )

"A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary."
Dorothy Fisher ( ☉ ♒︎ )

"A real teacher says: I'll teach you to become free - even from me."
Erkki Melartin ( ☉ ♒︎ )

"Radical simply means grasping things at the root."
Angela Davis ( ☉ ♒︎ )

• "To be an actor you have to be a child."
• "Acting isn't really a creative profession. It's an interpretative one."
• "People stay married because they want to, not because the doors are locked."
• "If you don't have enemies, you don't have character."
• "Paul said, 'We can't be in the business of making money off of it! You're a writer and I'm an actor and this isn't what we do. Let's give it all away to charity."
Paul Newman ( ☉ ♒︎ ☽ ♓︎ )
Newmans Own, corporation gives profits to charities and education.

• "One cannot attain divine knowledge till one gets rid of pride."
• "One cannot have the vision of God as long as one has these three – shame, hatred, and fear."
• "One can easily realize God if one is free from guile.
  Spiritual instruction produces quick results in a guileless heart."
• "Pray to God that your attachment to such transitory things as wealth, name, and creature comforts may become less and less every day."
Ramakrishna ( ☉ ♒︎ ☽ ♓︎ )

🙛 Quotes by others relevant to Aquarius

"Make New Friends, but keep the Old.."
"The One is Silver, the Other ~ Gold!"

"A Friend loveth at all times."
Bible: Proverbs: 17:17

“Lots of people like rainbows. Children make wishes on them, artists paint them, dreamers chase them, but the Aquarian is ahead of everybody. He lives on one. What's more, he's taken it apart and examined it, piece by piece, color by color, and he still believes in it. It isn't easy to believe in something after you know what it's really like, but the Aquarian is essentially a realist, even though his address is tomorrow, with a wild-blue-yonder zip code.” Linda Goodman, book "Sun Signs"

"Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies,
quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love
and always have to mix love and hate in their object-relations."
Sigmund Freud ( ☉ ♉︎ ) The Basic Writings

"If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention!"
activists against war, pollution, corporate greed, climate change, etc..

"Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends."
Shirley MacLaine ( ☉ ♉︎ )

"No woman ever hates a man for being in love with her,
but many a woman hate a man for being a friend to her."
Alexander Pope ( ☉ ♊︎ ) An Essay on Criticism

"A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals the secret of some hidden treasure."
Tenzin Gyatso, Dalai Lama XIV ( ☉ ♋︎ ) The Art of Happiness

"When one is trying to do something beyond his known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends.
Friends are at their best in moments of defeat."
Henry Miller ( ☉ ♑︎ ☽ ♏︎ ) Henry Miller on Writing

"One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion."
Simone de Beauvoir ( ☉ ♑︎ )

"The property of friends is common."
Bion of Borysthenes

"Aquarians are just Leos with brains..."
From a snarky astrologer...

"A True Friend knows all about you, and likes you nonetheless!"

"Oh, the comfort,
the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person,
neither having to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but pouring them out, just as they are, chaff and grain alike;
certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping,
and then with a breath of kindness,
blow the rest away."
George Eliot ~ pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans ( ☉ ♏︎ ☽ ♑︎ ) Middlemarch


🙛 Links relevant to Aquarius

books, articles & essays:
Charles Dickens ( ☉ ♒︎ ☽ ♐︎ )
Lewis Carroll ( ☉ ♒︎ ☽ ♐︎ ) ( Charles Dodgson )
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  • Through the Looking Glass
Jules Verne ( ☉ ♒︎ ☽ ♏︎ )
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • The Mysterious Island
  • Master of the World
  • Jouney to the Center of the Earth
  • From the Earth to the Moon
Death is Nothing At All by Henry Scott-Holland ( ☉ ♒︎ ) at the funeral of King George VII (1910)

videos & films:
John Hughes ( ☉ ♒︎ ☽ ♓︎ )
  • Beethoven
  • Breakfast Club
  • Curly Sue
  • 101 Dalmations
  • Dutch
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Home Alone
  • Just Visiting
  • Miracle on 34th St (1994)
  • Mr. Mom
  • Only the Lonely
  • Planes Trains and Automobiles
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Sixteen Candles
  • Some Kind of Wonderful
  • Uncle Buck
  • Weird Science
Making Whoopee!  written by Walter Donaldson ( ☉ ♒︎ ) sung by Eddie Cantor ( ☉ ♒︎ ☽ ♓︎ )
The Twilight Zone | The Hunt (1962) written by Earl Hamner ( ☉ ♋︎ ) with Arthur Hunnicutt ( ☉ ♒︎ ), Jeanette Nolan ( ☉ ♑︎ )
Gatekeeper: "Come on in and reap your heavenly reward."
Rip growls menacingly at the gatekeeper.
Simpson: "Come on, Rip!"
Gatekeeper:"Oh hold on, neighbor Simpson, you can't take that dog in there.."
Simpson: "They ain't no fleas on that dog!"
Gatekeeper:"That don't make no never mind, he can't come in.."
Simpson: "How come?"
Gatekeeper:"This here's folks' heaven, there's another place we can put him though, right up the road.. now you just tie him to the fence there and I'll walk him up for you a little later on."
Simpson: "Come on Rip!"
Gatekeeper:"Now hold on neighbor Simpson, where do you think you're goin'?"
Simpson: "Well I thank you very much, but I don't reckon in there is any place for me."
Gatekeeper:"Why not?"
Simpson: "Well, any place that's too high-falutin for Rip is too fancy for me. How thorobred does a dog have to be before you let him in there anyway?"
Gatekeeper:"Well, ain't no dogs allowed in there at all."
Simpson: "What kinda outfit you runnin that don't allow no dogs?"
Gatekeeper:"I tell you they got a special place for dogs right up the road."
Simpson: "Well, me an Rip are goin down there then."
Gatekeeper:"Well you won't get in, the dog maybe, but not you."
Simpson: "Well what kind of heaven would it be wth nuthin in it but dogs? A dog's got a right to have a man around, just the same as a man's got a right to have a dog around, if'n he wants to be anyways happy!
It's a Wonderful Life  Jimmy Stewart ( ☉ ♉︎ ) & Henry Travers ( ☉ ♓︎ )
(The Angel Clarence shows George Bailey the world as it were if he had not been born. After visiting several places in his town, George faces the huge negative difference without his presence.)

Clarence: "Strange, isn't it? Each's man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around, he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?"
..
They enter the graveyard, where George sees his brother's grave.
..
Clarence: "Your brother Harry Bailey broke through the ice and was drowned at the age of nine."
George: "That's a lie! Harry Bailey went to war! He got the congressional medal of honor! He saved the lives of every man on that transport!"
Clarence: "Every man on that transport died! Harry wasn't there to save them, because you weren't there to save Harry!
You see, George, you really had a wonderful life.. Don't you see what a mistake it would be to throw it away?"
Futurama: Jurassic Bark sung by Connie Francis ( ☉ ♐︎ )
If it takes Forever,
I will wait for you..
For a Thousand Summers,
I will wait for you..
Bedazzled "I sold my soul" with Gabriel Casseus ( ☉ ♉︎ ), Brendan Fraser ( ☉ ♐︎ )
Cellmate: "What you in for, brother?"
Eliot: "Eternity."
Cellmate: "That's a long time, must'a did some really bad shit.
Eliot: "Yeah, I sold my soul."
Cellmate: "Hope you got something good for it."
Eliot: "Matter of fact, I got nothing for it."
Cellmate:"Well, that's a really bad deal if you ask me."
Eliot: "Well, I'm not asking you.."

Cellmate: "Doesn't really matter though, can't sell your soul anyway."
Eliot: "Oh really? Why do you say that?"
Cellmate: "Doesn't really belong to you in the first place ~ no way, no how."
Eliot: "So who does it belong to?"
Cellmate: "Belongs to God ~
That Universal Spirit that animates and binds all things in existence.
Devil's gonna try and confuse you, that's her gig.
In the end you gonna see clear who and what you are and what you're here to do. Now, you gonna make some mistakes along the way, everybody does. If you just open up your heart and open up your mind, you'll get it."

Eliot: "Who are you?"
Cellmate: "Just a Friend, brother ~ just a really good Friend..".

music:
High Tide Or Low Tide Bob Marley ( ☉ ♒︎ ) & The Wailers In high seas or in low seas
I'm gonna be your friend,
In high tide or in low tide,
I'll be by your side,

Just Call Out My Name by Carole King ( ☉ ♒︎ ) You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running
To see you again

Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there
You've got a friend

That's what friends are for by Carole Bayer Sager ( ☉ ♓︎ ) Burt Bacharach ( ☉ ♉︎ ) Dione Warwick ( ☉ ♐︎ ) Keep smiling, keep shining
Knowing you can always count on me, for sure
That's what friends are for
For good times and bad times
I'll be on your side forever more
That's what friends are for.

Vem Kan Segla Förutan Vind? Scandinavian Finnish FolkSong Who can Sail without the Wind?
Who can Row without Oars?
Who can Part from his Friend
Without Shedding Tears?

I can Sail without the Wind,
I can Row without Oars.
But I Cannot Part from my Friend
Without Shedding Tears.
sung by Neue Wiener Stimmen
I See Your True Colors by Cindy Lauper ( ☉ ♋︎ ☽ ♒︎ )
But I see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that's why I love you

So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful
Like a rainbow..
Ordinary Miracle by Sarah McLachlan ( ☉ ♒︎ ☽ ♑︎ )
It's not that unusual
When everything is beautiful
It's just another ordinary miracle today

The sky knows when it's time to snow
Don't need to teach a seed to grow
It's just another ordinary miracle today

When you wake up everyday
Please don't throw your dreams away
Hold them close to your heart
'Cause we're all a part
Of the ordinary miracle

Sun comes up and shines so bright
And disappears again at night
It's just another ordinary miracle today
I Can See Clearly Now written by Johnny Nash ( ☉ ♌︎ ☽ ♓︎ ), sung by Jimmy Cliff
I can see clearly now the rain is gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It's gonna be a bright bright sunshiny day

Oh, yes I can make it now the pain is gone
All of the bad feelings have disappeared
Here is that rainbow I've been praying for
It's gonna be a bright bright sunshiny day

Look all around, there's nothing but blue skies
Look straight ahead, there's nothing but blue skies
Here is that rainbow I've been praying for
It's gonna be a bright bright sunshiny day
The Age of Aquarius ~ 1972 /  1991 by The 5th Dimension
When the moon is in the Seventh House,
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then Peace will guide the Planets,
And Love will steer the Stars
This is the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius

Harmony and Understanding,
Sympathy and Trust Abounding,
No more Falsehoods or Derisions,
Golden Living Dreams of Visions,
Mystic Crystal Revelation,
And the Mind's True Liberation.
Aquarius! Aquarius!

Those who progress on the outer Path of Aquarius toward Enlightenment and Freedom will understand that this is not the end of the story. As we actively seek Illumination, Enlightenment and Freedom, our inner gates will open and the Piscean waters of Empathy and Compassion will start to flow within us. People who become Free can express Compassion. Indeed, the level of our Compassion is a good indicator of the degree of our Freedom. As people progress on the Path of Aquarius, they recognize that there is one more Planet and Sign ~ The inner Path of Neptune & Pisces the Fish, The Path of Empathy, Compassion and Joyful Surrender of the Self to the Wholeness of Life, Universal Love.

1948 Miranda 472 TLS 34 hr 129,780 Km
☽︎ ♅︎ :: Miranda - Moon of Uranus

Miranda ~ Moon of Uranus
• Miranda reflects some qualities of Uranus •

Astronomy
This little moon, Miranda, is scarred by rows and furrows that are unexplained at this time! (year 2021) It seems like someone was trying to make a farm on this little moon!


Mythology
Miranda is the sweet daughter of Prospero the magician in the play "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare.






1851 Ariel 1,156 TLS 2.5 dy 191,240 Km
☽︎ ♅︎ :: Ariel - Moon of Uranus

Ariel ~ Moon of Uranus
• Ariel reflects some qualities of Uranus •

Astronomy


Mythology
Ariel is a mischievous sprite who does the bidding of Prospero the magician in the play "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare.






1851 Umbriel 1,168 TLS 4 dy 265,970 Km
☽︎ ♅︎ :: Umbriel - Moon of Uranus

Umbriel ~ Moon of Uranus
• Umbriel reflects some qualities of Uranus •

Astronomy


Mythology
Umbriel is a character in Alexander Pope's poem "The Rape of the Lock".






1787 Titania 1,576 TLS 8.7 dy 435,840 Km
☽︎ ♅︎ :: TItania - Moon of Uranus

Titania ~ Moon of Uranus
• Titania reflects some qualities of Uranus •

Astronomy
Titania is the largest moon of Uranus.

Mythology
Titania is Queen of the Fairies in Shakespeare's play "A Midsummer Night's Dream".






1787 Oberon 1,522 TLS 13 dy 582,600 Km
☽︎ ♅︎ :: Oberon - Moon of Uranus

Oberon ~ Moon of Uranus
• Oberon reflects some qualities of Uranus •

Astronomy
Oberon is the second largest moon