July 29th, 2011


Pluto's New Moon: P4

 • NASA's Hubble Discovers Another Moon Around Pluto • 
July 20, 2011 09:00 AM (EDT)
 • Pluto P4 Announcement Charts • 
 • Asteroid Listing • 
 • S/2011 P 1 • 

Pluto Capricorn 05°39'05"℞
Ten Logs Lie Under An Archway Leading To Darker Woods

Electronic Telegram No. 2769
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
CBAT Director: Daniel W. E. Green; Hoffman Lab 209; Harvard University;
20 Oxford St.; Cambridge, MA 02138; U.S.A.

NEW SATELLITE OF (134340) PLUTO: S/2011 (134340) 1

M. R. Showalter, SETI Institute; and D. P. Hamilton, University of Maryland -- on behalf of a team that includes S. A. Stern (Southwest Research Institute), H. A. Weaver (Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University), and A. J. Steffl and L. A. Young (Southwest Research Institute)) -- report the discovery of a new satellite of Pluto. The object, provisionally designated S/2011 (134340) 1, was detected in five separate sets of images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope WFC3/UVIS: two sets on 2011 June 28.6 UT, two on July 3.4, and one on July 18.92. The body is visible in individual 8-minute exposures, and S/N > 5 when the five images of each set are co-added. On June 28, the satellite was 2".48 from the center of Pluto in p.a. 335 deg; on July 3, it was 2".01 from Pluto at p.a. 27 deg; on July 18, it was 2".035 from Pluto at p.a. 198.1 degrees. The satellite's magnitude is V = 26.1 +/- 0.3, making the object about 10 percent as bright as Pluto II (Nix). The diameter depends on the assumed geometric albedo: 14 km if p_v = 0.35, or 40 km if p_v = 0.04. The motion is consistent with a body traveling on a circular, equatorial orbit. The inferred mean motion is 11.2 +/- 0.1 degrees per day (P = 32.1 +/- 0.3 days), and the projected radial distance from Pluto is 59000 +/- 2000 km, placing the satellite between the orbits of Pluto II (Nix) and III (Hydra).

Subsequent to the discovery of S/2011 (134340) 1 by Showalter et al., A. J. Steffl and S. A. Stern, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI); M. R. Showalter, SETI Institute; H. A. Weaver, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University; D. P. Hamilton, University of Maryland; and L. A. Young, SwRI, report the probable detection of S/2011 (134340) 1 in archival Hubble Space Telescope ACS/HRC images taken on 2006 Feb. 15. The object has a S/N of 2.5-3.0 in each of four images and V = 26.0 +/- 0.3. It appears at a distance of 2".26 from Pluto at position angle 1.7 deg on 2006 Feb 15.63 UT and at 2".26 from Pluto in position angle 2.7 deg on 2006 Feb 15.69.

Subsequent to the discovery of S/2011 (134340) 1 by Showalter et al. and its possible identification in the Hubble archival images taken on 2006 Feb. 15 by Steffl et al. (see above), H. A. Weaver, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University; D. P. Hamilton, University of Maryland; M. R. Showalter, SETI Institute; and A. J. Steffl, S. A. Stern, and L. A. Young, Southwest Research Institute, report the probable detection of S/2011 (134340) 1 in archival Hubble Space Telescope WF3/UVIS images taken on 2010 June 25. The object has S/N approximately 3 in each of four 180-s images taken through the F350LP filter. From a two-image composite taken on June 25.3014 UT, the object has V = 25.71 +/- 0.3 and appears at a distance of 2".38 from Pluto at position angle 172.0 deg. From a two-image composite taken on June 25.3153, the object has V = 25.96 +/- 0.3 and appears at a distance of 2".32 from Pluto at position angle 172.2 deg.

NOTE: These 'Central Bureau Electronic Telegrams' are sometimes superseded by text appearing later in the printed IAU Circulars.

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2011 July 20      (CBET 2769)      Daniel W. E. Green

Jan 2009 – Present

Chiron & the Carterian Century
Discovery Table

Three Conjunctions of Uranus and Pluto
New Light on the 1965-66 World Crisis
Dane Rudhyar
read 2008 notes for these articles

1950-51 Uranus-Pluto Conjunctions
Uranus☌Pluto 26-Jun-1850
Aries 29-30° A Duck Pond And Its Brood
Zachary Taylor
04-Mar-1849 – 09-Jul-1850
last president to hold slaves while in office
Uranus☌Pluto 25-Sep-1950
Uranus☌Pluto 23-Mar-1951
Aries 28-29° The Music Of The Spheres
Millard Fillmore
09-Jul-1850 – 04-Mar-1853
signed Compromise of 1850 & Fugitive Slave Act

1965-66 Uranus-Pluto Conjunctions
Uranus☌Pluto 09-Oct-1965
Virgo 17-18° An Ouija Board
Uranus☌Pluto 04-Apr-1966
Uranus☌Pluto 30-Jun-1966
Virgo 16-17° A Volcanic Eruption
Lyndon B. Johnson
22-Nov-1963 – 20-Jan-1969

A Crisis of Power: Saturn and Pluto Face Off (Aug/Sept 2001), Robert Hand
Hand looks at 0°, 90°, 180° & 270° Saturn-Pluto Aspects from 1914-2010

Darth Vader and Star Wars, Juan Revilla
Revilla quotes Liz Greene:
Uranus = Iceman archetype (The Iceman Cometh)
& Pluto is connected to the Gorgon

Revilla Star Wars correspondences
Jedi/Luke (Chiron)
Yoda/Obi-Wan Kenobi/Rebel Alliance (Saturn)
Sith/Darth Vader/Empire (Uranus)
The Phantom Menace & The War of the Clones (vulgar Uranian politics)
Force/The Empire Strikes Back (Pluto)
Dagobah (Saturn-Pluto)
Each of the planets has a "dark side", not just Pluto

Does Pluto Rule Scorpio or Aries?, Naomi Bennett
this made me realize how executive power
and planetary rulership connect.

220417 Pluto     0 ar  0'30.4049   0.0228865  -14°38'29.1010   1822
300218 Pluto    17 cn 45'54.1681  -0.0151393   22° 3'27.6821   1930
371008 Pluto     0 le  0'18.4233   0.0101434   22°52'40.2817   1937
561021 Pluto     0 vi  0'54.0590   0.0200476   21°32' 6.5606   1956
831106 Pluto     0 sc  0'17.1643   0.0395850    3°54'16.4642   1983
950118 Pluto     0 sa  0'56.1681   0.0252476   -7° 2' 7.5358   1995
080127 Pluto     0 cp  1'40.2004   0.0311109  -17° 9'46.8455   2008
110729 Pluto     5 cp 27'49.0864  -0.0211103  -18°54'36.9796   2011
660618 Pluto     0 ar  0' 7.7673   0.0044367  -14°32'27.1031   2066
730830 Pluto    17 cn 45'23.6177   0.0178682   20°27'38.8998   2073

Trans-Neptunian object :: A trans-Neptunian object (TNO; also written transneptunian object) is any minor planet in the Solar System that orbits the Sun at a greater distance on average than Neptune. The Kuiper belt, scattered disk, and Oort cloud are three divisions of this volume of space. The first trans-Neptunian object to be discovered was Pluto in 1930. It took more than 60 years to discover, in 1992, a second trans-Neptunian object, (15760) 1992 QB1, with only the discovery of Pluto's moon Charon before that in 1978. Now over 1200 transneptunian objects appear on the International Astronomical Union, Minor Planet Center's List Of Transneptunian Objects. They differ in size, orbit, and surface composition. 198 of these (as of November 2009) have their orbit well enough determined that they are given a permanent minor planet designation. The largest known trans-Neptunian objects are Pluto and Eris, followed by Makemake and Haumea.

Eris discovered January 5, 2005, from images taken October 21, 2003.
After intense arm wrestling, Pluto clears the neighborhood on August 24, 2006.

 • Pluto and the Developing Landscape of Our Solar System • 
 • The New Solar System • 

Pluto Demoted, Ceres Promoted, Eris Noted

Pluto is just about exactly at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, from our viewpoint, a position it occupies only once in two-and-a-half centuries. Yet, like the Rodney Dangerfield of heavenly bodies, it can’t get any respect. Astronomers have declared it a dwarf. On August 24, 2006, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) announced that Pluto would henceforth be considered a “dwarf planet,” along with Ceres (formerly an asteroid) and the recently discovered “Kuiper Belt Object,” 2003 UB313, which it would later name (see below). In one day, 2500 people made a decision for all of us, for history. Well, I could round up 2500 astrologers in one day to vote Pluto back in the pack! It's powerful and it belongs in astrology even if astronomy doesn't revere it. “It was always little, but mighty,” is my response.

Pluto is changing its skin (March 20, 1999) — The Cold War and the "atomic/nuclear Covenant" are over. Pluto instituted them, and brought them down when it reached Perihelion… Pluto is change itself. We change our skins, we transform our structures when the time is ripe. Pluto is now becoming something else. It gained this power after being immersed in the incommensurable world of Neptune. It came out of Neptune's realm with the power to get rid of his own skin, out of the underworld to bath itself in the infinity and immensity of Neptune's light and compassion.

Notes on CharikloSince centaurs are barrier-crossers, then it is logical to assume that they have something to do with the Berlin Wall, or at least with tearing it down in 1989. Pluto --the archetype of all centaurs-- reached perihelion for the first time in history in Sept. 1989, and it is one of the best astrological signatures of this very symbolical and powerful event of history.

A Call to Transformation: The Walls Come DownOne of the most potent symbols of the late-20th century is provided by Pluto's penetration of Neptune's orbit from 1979 to 1999 and its perihelion (when it is closest to the Sun) during 1989. The transition from virgin to lover occurs in a night and, transforming the past, gives rise to new possibilities. Similarly, the dynamism and sheer fecundating power of Pluto moving inside Neptune's orbit destroys any barrier standing against the future it catalyzes. Witness the overnight destruction of the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain around the time of Pluto's perihelion—4 September 1989 at 12 degrees 52' Scorpio (the sign it rules). The tidal wave of social, political and ideological change in Eastern Europe and Russia also occurred around: 1) a conjunction of Saturn and Neptune on 13 November 1989 at 10 22' Capricorn—the night of 9-10 November witnessed the symbolic destruction of the Berlin Wall; 2) the massing of five and six planets, especially Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, in Capricorn during late 1989 and early 1990; and 3) a conjunction of Saturn and Uranus during 1988 in late Sagittarius. The solar eclipse of 15 January 1991 at 25 20' Capricorn, close to Saturn at 27 degrees 26' Capricorn, made history. Hours after it occurred the United States and its allies began bombing Bagdad. The January 1991 eclipse was complemented or polarized by another occurring on 11 July 1991 at 18 degrees 59' Cancer. Occurring on Pluto's north node and opposite the zodiacal degree of the 1993 Uranus-Neptune conjunction, it was soon followed by the failed coup by Soviet hard-liners and the subsequent acceleration of reform in Russia and the republics of the former Soviet Union.

On the meaning of our timesIn 1976-9 came a minor but pokey configuration: Uranus in Scorpio moved over the midpoint of the Neptune-Pluto sextile (60°), forming semisextiles (30°) to each. Here we saw the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, Solidarity in Poland, the space shuttle… In 1984 Pluto moved into Scorpio (its home sign), reaching its perihelion in 1989. At its perihelion it orbits closest to the Sun and thus is Best in effect – the last perihelions being in 1741 (the beginning of the Industrial Revolution) and 1493 (Columbus and the New World). When Pluto hits perihelion, a new reality breaks through, unfolding over centuries.

Pluto Gets Demoted. Again.
Well...maybe not, after all.
the largest possible Eris is smaller
than the smallest possible Pluto

Dwarf planets are crazy
whatever made Pluto did it twice
Remind Me Again, Why Isn't Pluto a Planet?
Pluto no longer a planet? What are the implications for astrology?
There is no reason for astrologers and users of astrology
to be concerned. But there is reason to be excited
and to focus on new astrological research.

Where Is New Horizons?
Projected Pluto Orbit Crossing: July 14, 2015

Encounter Operations Begin: 12-Apr-2015 @ 00:00:00 UTC
School Grounds Filled With Boys And Girls In Gymnasium Suits
Closest Approach: 14-Jul-2015 @ 11:49:59 UTC
In A Hospital, The Children's Ward Is Filled With Toys

New Horizons should beat Pluto opposite its discovery degree
1st ingress: 25-Jan-2017, ℞: 25-Jul-2017; 2nd ingress: 29-Nov-2017

The first body @NewHorizons2015 passed after launch was our own Moon, just eight hours and thirty five minutes after liftoff on Jan. 19, 2006… crossed the orbit of Uranus at approximately 6 p.m. EDT on March 18, 2011… past the orbit of Mars at 6 a.m. EDT (1000 UTC) on April 7, 2006 - 78 days after the spacecraft launched… closest approach to Jupiter on February 28, 2007… crossed the orbit of Saturn on June 8, 2008.

New Horizons flyby of (132524) APL on 13-Jun-2006 @ 04:05 UTC
A Flag Bearer In A Battle
A Gang Of Robbers In Hiding


t-thirty something

{08:30 ~ Video clip, President Obama @ Twitter Town Hall} But now what we need is that next technological breakthrough. We’re still using the same models for space travel that we used with the Apollo program 30, 40 years ago. And so what we’ve said is, rather than keep on doing the same thing, let’s invest in basic research around new technologies that can get us places faster, allow human space flight to last longer. And what you’re seeing now is NASA I think redefining its mission. And we’ve set a goal to let’s ultimately get to Mars. A good pit stop is an asteroid. I haven’t actually — we haven’t identified the actual asteroid yet, in case people are wondering. (Laughter.) But the point is, let’s start stretching the boundaries so we’re not doing the same thing over and over again, but rather let’s start thinking about what’s the next horizon, what’s the next frontier out there. » Remarks by the President in Twitter Town Hall : East Room, July 06, 2011, 2:04pm to 3:12pm EDT

{09:53 ~ Mark Matthews} What Obama was doing right there was essentially restarting the debate that he started in February 2010, in which he unveiled his budget proposal that essentially — they would cancel the Constellation program, which was the program set underneath President Bush. And he wanted to really push NASA to begin a new phase of R&D research in order to eventually be able build the type of technology that could enable a mission to Mars, to an asteroid or some other destination. And that decision in February of last year ignited a debate that we're still fighting today as to what we do next. That Obama truly wanted to push NASA away from the type of big rocket program that a lot of folks in Congress still wanted to see and from that point there was about a six or seven month debate, until last year finally the White House and Congress agreed to cancel Constellation, but embark on a new path that would build a shuttle-derived type vehicle and keep essentially the capsule from Constellation. And right now NASA's working on the finer points of that rocket design, but the debate about whether or not this program is feasible is still ongoing.

{14:10 ~ Scott Pace} …that talent is the most precious thing I think that the community has, and I think one of the things that causes a risk of talent is instability. And if you look back as to where we were say 30 months ago to where we are today — at T plus 30, if you will — into the administration. You find that the industry feels much more unstable. There's been a number of congressional testimony about that — they don't know really what's next or what they're going to be doing. You find our international partners feeling much more unstable because they don't know what comes after the International Space Station or what they're going to participate in. And you find that the Congress has gone through a very difficult bipartisan discussion of the last 30 months where they themselves have had difficulty seeing where we're going to be going next. So, the Congress woman is quite right that money is tight, but the NASA top line, I don't think, is really the problem, the problem really has been the instability that the program has suffered in the last 30 months. [14:25. T-30]

{22:20 ~ Scott Pace} …I think that we need to run a technology program that is directed toward missions. It's very very dangerous in the NASA world to have open-ended technology that's not directed and dedicated toward a future mission, because otherwise it becomes incredibly easy to cut. I think that you also have to have a transition plan to get you away from what you're doing now to what you're going to be doing next. The administration has taken arguably a very high-risk — potentially high payoff — approach in this reliance on new technology and commercial sources. But to me it is a very very high-risk approach. I would have preferred a approach that continued with aspects of shuttle-derived vehicles — not continuing to fly the shuttle but to build the next generation of systems using known technology and existing components, and then bringing in new technology and bringing in commercial systems on a more evolutionary way. The administration has taken a much more radical break with that past.

Obama’s 2011 Budget Proposal: How It’s Spent

General science, space, and technology
$31.44 billion
Science, Exploration, and NASA supporting activities
2010: $11.86 billion
2011: $12.78 billion
Change: +7.8%

Fiscal Year 2010 » NASA (PDF)

Fiscal Year 2011 » NASA (PDF)

Initiates flagship exploration technology development and demonstration programs of “gamechanging” technologies… Embraces the commercial space industry and the thousands of new jobs that it can create… Ends NASA’s Constellation program, which was planning to use an approach similar to the Apollo program

Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-135 launch 2011-07-08
starts at T-9:00, T-31s at 07:46


Le Tableau de planètes extérieures


notes (finalement), un peu plus de tordre peut-être

Solar System
Introduction to the PlanetsCeresOuter PlanetsUranusNeptunePlutoChiron
Uranus Ceres Neptune Pluto Chiron
Gemini 24°27'14"
Taurus 23°23'13"℞
Aquaris 25°52'56"℞
Cancer 17°45'54"℞
Taurus 03°08'46"℞
A Gardener Trimming Large Palm Trees An Indian Warrior Riding Fiercely, Human Scalps Hanging From His Belt A Garage Man Testing A Car's Battery With A Hydrometer Hen Scratching Ground To Find Nourishment For Her Progeny The Pot Of Gold At The End Of The Rainbow §
Aquarius Virgo Pisces Scorpio § Virgo
see note
August 2027
US Presidents
Articles of Confederation
ratified 01-Mar-1781
John Adams
James Polk
Herbert Hoover
Jimmy Carter
Planetary Correspondences
Cerium §


Sabian Symbols.

Orbit references: [1][2][3][4][5][6]. note: for Chiron, came across information about how an initial orbit is determined for a new body. then, surprised at what a big deal it was for Gauss to determine Ceres' orbit.

Uranus :: observed on many occasions before its discovery as a planet, but it was generally mistaken for a star… Sir William Herschel observed the planet on March 13, 1781 while in the garden of his house at 19 New King Street in the town of Bath, Somerset… Herschel decided to name the object Georgium Sidus (George's Star), or the "Georgian Planet" in honour of his new patron, King George III… Herschel's proposed name was not popular outside of Britain, and alternatives were soon proposed… Bode opted for Uranus… Bode argued that just as Saturn was the father of Jupiter, the new planet should be named after the father of Saturn.

The Secret Architecture of Our Nation's Capital :: …John Varley, remembered in astrological history because of his careful study of the new planet Uranus (the Georgium Sidus of his day).

History of Horoscopic Astrology » Varley and Uranus :: One of the earliest astrologers to take note of [Uranus] and to try to establish its influence was the well-known water-colorist John Varley (1778-1842), who was also an ardent amateur astrologer. McCaffery cites the following account of his interest in the new planet from a story related by his son Albert: Varley spent much time inserting Uranus in his own and other people's charts, watching carefully to see kinds of events it provoked when it came into conjunction or aspect with other planets,—also when affected radically by other planets. He had evidently come to the conclusion that if Uranus was excited by Mars, there would be sudden or unexpected eruptions. One particular morning he announced to his family that he would stay at home, as something very serious was going to happen and he must be present when it occurred. At noon, part of the house caught on fire. Now one bucket of water did Varley carry, but he sat down to write notes on the effect of Uranus. Let me quote his son Albert who tells the story: "He was so delighted at having discovered what the astrological significance of Uranus was, that he sat down while his house was burning, knowing though he did, that he was not insured for a penny, to write an account of his discovery… Although he lost everything in the fire, he regarded that as a small matter compared with his discovery of the new planet's potential." [+]

When and why did Uranus become associated with Aquarius? :: The first categorical statement that Uranus rules Aquarius appears in Varley's book of 1828. So there's the answer. John Varley decided that Uranus ruled Aquarius in 1828. And perhaps he took out insurance on his next home. To pre-empt a question that generally follows the one I have just addressed, the award for being the first person to associate astrology with Uranus should go to Robert Cross, the last Raphael, who wrote in his Guide of 1879, "Astrologers, as a rule, have Herschel prominent in their nativities". And John Varley put it there.

Articles of Confederation ratified by States on 01-Mar-1781, Uranus discovered 13-Mar-1781. Scorpionic America chart by David Solte for 15-Nov-1777 when Articles of Confederation adopted by Continental Congress.

Why did the Articles of Confederation fail? — The Articles of Confederation established the first governmental structure unifying the thirteen states that had fought in the American Revolution. They went into effect on March 1, 1781 and lasted until March 4, 1789 when they were replaced by the US Constitution. Why did the Articles of Confederation only last eight years? In effect why did the Articles of Confederation fail? Answer: The purpose of the Articles of Confederation was to create a confederation of states whereby each state retained "its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right . . . not . . . expressly delegated to the United States in Congress assembled." In other words, every state was as independent as possible with the United States only responsible for the common defense, security of liberties, and the general welfare. To this effect, the Articles were purposely written to keep the national government as weak as possible. However, there were many problems that soon became apparent as the Articles took effect. [h/t GOVCHRIS1988: We didn't rid ourselves of the Articles simply because the country wanted a strong executive, we rid them because there were too many different forms of state government that couldn't mesh with the countries finances at the time.Different states had different currency, different laws, etc which didn't work for the country overall. So the U.S. Constitution was created and formed a centralized Government where three equal branches were created, the Judicial, the Legislative, and the Executive. Each branch had effective veto power over the other and EACH was important.]

All About American Gov't — With the ratification of the Articles of Confederation in 1781, the former American colonies had their first constitution. Essentially, the Articles of Confederation created a league of friendship among the states, who, aside from banding together during the war for independence, had remained mostly independent. The Articles of Confederation created a government that received its power from the states. Specifically, the government would receive its power from a confederation, which is a league of semi-sovereign states. This was the first attempt by the fledgling nation to create a unified national government. At that point, few colonists actually thought of themselves as Americans. They were fiercely loyal to their states and had some problems taking a national government seriously. Now, in a confederation, the states held most of the power, not the national government. And once the Revolutionary War was over, there wasn't much left to unify the states, and the government collapsed. With no power to tax, and no way to regulate trade between the states, there wasn't much the government could do to assert its control on a national level. Get this—the national government was so wimpy that at one point Congress was driven out of Philadelphia by its own (unpaid) army. Why would anyone want such yellow-bellied, limp-fish government? Well, the states were afraid to give too much control to one central government for fear that America would turn into another England. From the states' experiences, one central government with lots of power resulted in oppression. So, the states made their own treaties with other nations. There was no national army. But, the budding country faced organizational chaos. That's when the (nearly powerless) Congress stepped in and passed a resolution calling for a Constitutional Convention to revise the Articles of Confederation. Nobody had any plans for that weekend, so a bunch of delegates traveled to Philadelphia.

• George Washington's 1st/2nd terms as president: 1789 to 1797. John Adams president from March 4, 1797 to March 4, 1801; Thomas Jefferson began his term in office on March 4, 1801.

PDF: 'Between Jupiter and Mars, I Place a Planet' - Kepler · Titius–Bode law · PDF: Giuseppe Piazzi and the Discovery of Ceres · Bode's Law and the Discovery of Ceres

(1) Ceres :: Giuseppe Piazzi discovered Ceres on January 1, 1801 at Palermo, Sicily with the Palermo Circle built by Jesse Ramsden. Ceres is the largest object in asteroid belt and the only dwarf planet in the inner Solar System; Ceres, Pluto & Eris the first members of the dwarf planet category.

Ceres » Name: The element cerium, discovered in 1803, was named after Ceres. In the same year, another element was also initially named after Ceres, but its discoverer changed its name to palladium (after another asteroid, 2 Pallas) when cerium was named.

• at the time of discovery, Ceres ☌ fixed star Algol: Pluto Yod [+][+][+]

Eleanor Bach :: commissioned the first ephemeris of the Big Four asteroids and immediately began recording her observations of them. Those observations were to become her life's passion and marked the bulk of her work from then on. For almost a quarter-century, she had been writing numerous articles on the significance of asteroids and on their relevance to Jung's concepts of psychological types. » Astro-Databank: Bach, Eleanor » The Astrology Book » Asteroid Goddesses » Goddesses of Astrology [+][+][+][+][+]

Dictionary of Minor Planet Names has a page {14} dedicated to Ceres: Title page of Giuseppe Piazzi’s book “On the discovery of the new planet CERES FERDINANDEA, the eight of those known in our solar system”. The vignette, against the background of Monte Pelegrini and the city of Palermo, shows an angel observing the goddess Ceres sitting in a carriage drawn by two snakes. The inscription on the telescope “CERES ADDITA COELI” (Ceres was added to the heavens) celebrates this epoch-making discovery of the first of the minor planets. (Courtesy of A. Baldi, Bologne).

The Secret Architecture of Our Nation's Capital :: …Ceres, the prototype of the zodiacal Virgo.

The Latrobe Corn-stalk Columns in the Capitol at Washington :: In the vestibule of the Capitol at Washington, beneath the office of the Marshal of the Supreme Court, are the only truly American columns in existence. If the student of architecture regrets that this country has not produced any architectural effort of its own he should be referred to this work of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, who succeeded Messrs. Hallet, Hadfield & Hoban as the Capitol architect, and perfected the designs of Dr. Thornton. In a letter of Latrobe's to Thomas Jefferson he refers as follows to his designs: "I have packed up and sent to Richmond, to be forwarded to Monticello, a box containing the model of the columns for the lower vestibule of the senatorial department of the north wing of the Capitol, which is composed of ears of maize… These capitals, during the summer session, obtained me more applause from the members of Congress than all the works of magnitude or difficulty that surround them. They christened them 'corn-cob capitals;' whether for the sake of alliteration I cannot tell, but certainly not very appropriately." [+]

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson :: I have no doubt that your Cerealian capital will be handsome: and shall be happy to receive the Model of it. the stone which Andrei and Franzoni are preparing for me, need only be sculptured on one side. I propose to set it into the middle of the frieze of a chimney piece.

• unscientifically i figure: Ceres completed: 2011 – 1801 = 210 | 210 /4.60 = 45.6521739 orbits. checking ephemeris (counting 1st ingress only), Ceres returned to discovery degree 45 times since 1801. Ceres last at Taurus 23°23' approximately 07-Sep-2007; next is 07-Jun-2012. 1750 to 2050: every 23 years from 1800 to 2007 (ten times: 1800, 1823, 1846, 1869, 1892, 1915, 1938, 1961, 1984, 2007) Ceres retrograde cycle included her discovery degree. eg. 05-Oct-1800: Ceres begins retrograde at Gem 07°16', 01-Jan-1801 discovered, 11-Jan-1801 direct at Tau 23°08'. retrograde cycles prior to 1800 & after 2007 do not include Ceres' discovery degree. Ceres starts the final 23y cycle on 20-Sep-2007 @ Tau 23°56'. progressing Ceres discovery chart to 31-Jul-1801 at 08:44UT: Ceres Leo 0°53'22.6303" ~ Leo 0°-1° Blood Rushes To A Man's Head As His Vital Energies Are Mobilized Under The Spur Of Ambition.

(2) Pallas :: named for Pallas Athena, discovered by Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers on March 28, 1802; asteroid (1002) Olbersia named in his honor. William Hyde Wollaston discovered palladium in July 1802 and named it after the asteroid.

Mars: A Warmer, Wetter Planet :: The most economical source of raw materials for Earth-orbiting power stations would not be the Moon, certainly not Mars, and most definitely not Earth, but rather near-Earth asteroids, says Lewis. It turns out that Earth's surface is so deep in a gravity well that expedient use of asteroidal water (for propellant) and regolith beats Earth launches of raw materials and rocket fuel by a huge margin. The technology development needed to support asteroid resource utilization is next to nothing compared to the cost that would be needed to move millions of tons of materials into Earth orbit. According to my studies (published in 1994 in the Journal of Geophysical Research and other venues), well-chosen asteroids could supply semiconducting elements needed to make the enormous orbiting photovoltaic arrays and carbon to form a graphite skeleton. Asteroids also could supply enough precious metals to Earth that our industrial economy would never look the same, with presently expensive and critically essential metals such as palladium dropping in price by up to two orders of magnitude and platinum becoming cheap and plentiful enough to use industrially on a large scale. New uses of certain platinum metals [ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, osmium, iridium, platinum], ludicrous to envisage today because of high prices, would be conceived and implemented as freely as we use silver and copper. These metals would become vital to many segments of our global economy. sending astronauts to an asteroid for the first time in history Obamastroid The discovery [Earth Trojan asteroid] is important because it proves that Trojans can exist in orbit around the Sun in a very earth-like orbit. And since U. S. President Obama announced NASA's intentions to land a man on an asteroid by 2025, we may find Trojans or related asteroids that are the ideal candidates for that landing.

(3) Juno :: named for Juno of Roman mythology, discovered by Karl Ludwig Harding on September 1, 1804; asteroid (2003) Harding named in his honor. » Aedes Junonis Monetae

• asteroid Juno Libra 02°40', during Juno launch on 05-Aug-11 @ 16:25 UT (12:25pm ET) ~ Dawn Of A New Day Reveals Everything Changed. Sun Leo 12°56' ☌ Pippa / Atalante / Desiderata ~ An Old Sea Captain Rocking Himself On The Porch Of His Cottage (Hauptmann in German means "captain", literally "head man"). (648) Pippa named for (8381) Hauptmann's main character in Und Pippa tanzt! Ein Glashuttenmarchen (And Pippa Dances! A Glassworks Fairy Tale) [+] {chartasteroid listing} (103) Hera, (697) Galilea, (2906) Caltech, (5731) Zeus, (8381) Hauptmann, (8489) Boulder, (9252) Goddard, (11365) NASA, (35352) Texas, (48575) Hawaii, (78577) JPL, (Uranian) Zeus. [+][+][+][+][+][+]

(4) Vesta :: Discovered by Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers on March 29, 1807. After the discovery of Vesta, no further objects were discovered for 38 years, and the Solar System was thought to have eleven planets. However, in 1845 new asteroids started being discovered at a rapid pace. » Vestales » Vestal Virgin

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Enters Orbit Around Asteroid Vesta — 16 July 2011 — NASA's Dawn spacecraft on Saturday became the first probe ever to enter orbit around an object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Dawn will study the asteroid, named Vesta, for a year before departing for a second destination, a dwarf planet named Ceres, in July 2012. » NASA Dawn Spacecraft Returns Close-Up Image of Asteroid Vesta » It Was a Dark and Starry Night » Scientists stunned by surface of asteroid Vesta

Astrology from A to Z, Eleanor Bach, Jill K. Schwartz :: Vesta has to do with all kinds of safety precautions to protect against accident or fire. Vesta is the fire alarm and the burglar alarm. She alerts us to danger, as in the myth that tells us of the donkey's braying that awoke her as she dozed at a rustic festival and found the god Priapus about to mount her. She sent him scurrying, for Vesta is a virgin. The chastity belt is certainly a Vesta device. This was to insure fidelity to one's lord and master when patriarchy prevailed. Purity is a Vesta concern that can be troublesome. Vesta takes pleasure in ethnic identity but she can worry too much about such things as racial and ethnic purity. She often suffers from xenophobia. In her concern for safety and security she is the generator of vigilante groups, neighborhood guardians, and watchdogs, which may escalate into gangs who take the law into their own hands; lynch mobs. Vesta is all kinds of insurance, as precaution for the future and in the event of disaster. Vesta is licensing, the legal indication that we have attained a certain degree of expertise which gives us the right to drive a car, to teach, to be real estate agents, to operate a business, etc. With regard to spiritual matters, Vesta is the priesthood, those who have chosen to dedicate themselves to spiritual service. Many do wonderful work. But there are some who are extremely intolerant, one of Vesta's negative manifestations. Vesta is a very important principle. There is no other planet that has to do with matters of safety, security, credibility, and trust. …She is a very privileged goddess, the most secure of all. She gets the first portion of any gift or sacrifice made to any of the gods. Small wonder that she doesn't want change, that she wants to preserve, to maintain, to keep all of the old customs intact. Also in the old ways and customs there is familiarity, tradition, and ongoingness, all of which contribute to the sense of safety, security, and belonging. The etymological root vest in many words provides clues to the meaning of Vesta. The vest itself is an article of clothing that provides warmth. We invest in the interest of security. Those who study the stock market and fail to consider Vesta have got themselves a lost cause. We We investigate to determine the trustworthiness or credibility of information. When we are vested in our jobs we are assured of our pensions and our future security upon retirement. The term "vested interest" describes a close involvement with others to promote personal advantage, usually at the expense of others (the family protecting its own). So it should not surprise us to find that a negative form of Vesta is the Mafia, the family that sells security. Another is any clan or group which puts its interests above all others, such as some secret societies and nationalist groups (the KKK, the Nazis). Vesta is also connected to the protective services of the country — the police, the army and navy — and investigative agencies like the CIA, the FBI, and the NSA. Vesta is always active in cases of spying, including clandestine activities

(5) Astraea :: named for Astraea goddess of justice named after the stars, discovered by Karl Ludwig Hencke on December 8, 1845; asteroid (2005) Hencke named in his honor.

PDF: No Man's Elizabeth: Frances A. Yates and the History of History :: Feminism is predicated on an assumption of rights and of equality — equality between men and women as well as equality among women. For Elizabeth, these assumptions would be utter nonsense. One of the most influential studies of Elizabeth was produced by a woman who also had very little to say to feminism: Frances A. Yates. Published in the Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes in 1947, and reprinted in the 1970s and 1990s, Yates article, "Queen Elizabeth as Astraea," describes the iconography of Elizabeth as Virgin Queen. It draws on the traditions of classical literature, European literature, drama, and the history of art and architecture, as well as religious history, to explain the literary and artistic processes by which, as she put it, "the unmarried state of the Queen is exalted into a symbol of the imperial virgin Astraea which fills the universe." …For Yates, "Astraea" was an idea from the classical past that was pressed into the service of what she called "The Imperial Theme": an artistic and discursive system of monarchical representation that justifies the Reformation as well as England's nascent imperialism. » Astraea

Salvator Rosa's Justice Appearing to the Peasants :: By having Astraea leave her balance, sword, and fasces in the hands of peasants, Rosa suggests that Justice may be able to survive on earth, but only in the hands of poor, simple, honest men. This is a rather free variation on the legen of Astraea as it is usually known, but it is consistent with Rosa's professed Stoicism and is closely related to the artist's preference for such heroes as Cincinnatus, Diogenes, and Atilius Regulus as the subjects of some of his more important paintings. » Astraea leaving the Earth » The Return of Astraea

Astræa, the celestial virgin, was the last of the immortals to live with humans during the sagacious Bronze Age… According to Ovid, Astraea abandoned the earth at the end of the Iron Age. Fleeing from the new wickedness of humanity, she ascended to heaven to become the constellation Virgo; the scales of justice she carried became the nearby constellation Libra.

• during George VI reign (1936–1952), the four royal planets changed position: Fomalhaut 13-Jun-1938, Regulus 25-Dec-1939, Aldebaran 14-Sep-1943, Antares 15-May-1945 § Queen Elizabeth II reign (1952–Present): Fomalhaut 20-Jun-2009, Regulus 29-Nov-2011, Aldebaran 03-Oct-2014, Antares 01-Mar-2017 (Regulus changes signs, from Leo to Virgo, for the first time in the Common Era).



Does Pluto Rule Scorpio or Aries? (also discusses modern rulership & order of the planets by Mean distance from the Earth ("The ancients assigned the planets in exact accordance with the planets mean distance from the earth. Mercury, Venus and Mars can be nearer to the earth than the Sun, but when we consider averaged distance, the Sun is closer over time" [Carl Payne Tobey]) :: Ever since Pluto was discovered in the 1930, there has been a raging debate about whether Pluto ruled Scorpio or Aries. Currently, the majority have assigned it to Scorpio and the 8th house. But there is still a minority opinion that it belongs to Aries. This confusion results from the ancient dual rulership of Mars for both Scorpio and Aries.

Pluto's New Moon: P4

Plutonium(IV) oxide :: PuO2 is used in MOX fuels for nuclear reactors. Plutonium-238 dioxide is used as fuel for several deep-space spacecraft such as the 'New Horizons' Pluto probe.

(2060) Chiron

• Note: I agree with Clow that Chiron rulership as Virgo, primariliy because Regulus enters Virgo on 29-Nov-2011.

Chiron: Rainbow Bridge Between the Inner and Outer Planets :: Chiron, by transit, will often identify the maximum pressure times in a lifetime which are also the illumination times. Those times are often when the relentless pressure of Saturn can be left behind, and the electrical healing potential of Uranus released. Chiron rules crystals. Crystals can be great healing tools because crystals are frozen white light in hexagonal rigid Saturnian mineral form.

Quartz, 2nd most abundant mineral after Feldspar.

Feldspar :: assists in helping one to detach from the old, encouraging unconventional and exciting methods to attain ones goals. It provides for support in issues of self-awareness and self-love; for with realization of love, one can become united with all aspects of the world. It has been found as a constituent of moon rock and provides for a connection with inter-galactic intelligence. Feldspar also enables one to access the communicative forces of this intelligence. It assists one in locating that which has been misplaced and in discovering and understanding previously unidentified messages from both within and outward of the self. It can be used in the treatment of disorders associated with the skin and muscular structure. » Astrological Sign of Aquarius » Vibrates to the number 9. » Love Is In The Earth, by Melody

NASA Planetary Missions :: Voyager: Voyager 1 launched 05-Sep-1977 flying by Jupiter (closest approach 05-Mar-1979) & Saturn (12-Nov-1980) · Voyager 2 launched 20-Aug-1977 flying by Jupiter (09-Jul-1979), Saturn (26-Aug-1981), Uranus (24-Jan-1986) & Neptune (25-Aug-1989) § Cassini–Huygens launched 15-Oct-1997 § New Horizons launched 19-Jan-2006 for Pluto and is currently at the halfway point; orbit crossing: Uranus 18-Mar-2011, Neptune 25-Aug-2014 & Pluto 14-Jul-2015 § Dawn launched 27-Sep-2007 to rendezvous and orbit Vesta & Ceres § » The Voyagers: An unprecedented on-going mission of exploration

Voyager Spacecraft Statement by the President. July 29, 1977 :: This Voyager spacecraft was constructed by the United States of America. We are a community of 240 million human beings among the more than 4 billion who inhabit the planet Earth. We human beings are still divided into nation states, but these states are rapidly becoming a single global civilization. We cast this message into the cosmos. It is likely to survive a billion years into our future, when our civilization is profoundly altered and the surface of the Earth may be vastly changed. Of the 200 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy, some--perhaps many--may have inhabited planets and spacefaring civilizations. If one such civilization intercepts Voyager and can understand these recorded contents, here is our message: This is a present from a small distant world, a token of our sounds, our science, our images, our music, our thoughts, and our feelings. We are attempting to survive our time so we may live into yours. We hope someday, having solved the problems we face, to join a community of galactic civilizations. This record represents our hope and our determination, and our good will in a vast and awesome universe. —President Jimmy Carter » Voyager Golden Record

Recalculating the Distance to Interstellar Space — 06.15.11 — Scientists analyzing recent data from NASA's Voyager and Cassini spacecraft have calculated that Voyager 1 could cross over into the frontier of interstellar space at any time and much earlier than previously thought. » Where are the Voyagers?