northanger (northanger) wrote,

the astrology of american slavery

13th Amendment Charts
Juneteenth Charts
All Charts

Seemed like a good idea, considering how many USA Charts there are, to look at American Slavery. First: nine USA charts have Sun in Cancer (eight charts are 04-Jul-1776, one 06-Jul-1775). Two charts have Sun in Virgo. One chart each: Gemini, Libra, Scorpio, Pisces. I created charts for 13th Amendment & Juneteenth: charts. Above links are for other USA Charts. I could pin down a time for 13th Amendment, but not for Juneteenth.

Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution — It was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, passed by the House on January 31, 1865, and adopted on December 6, 1865. On December 18, Secretary of State William H. Seward, in a proclamation, declared it to have been adopted. It was the first of the Reconstruction Amendments [13th, 14th, 15th].

Index to the Senate Executive Documents for the First Session
of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States. 1865-'66

Telegraphic Correspondence Between the President
of the United States & the Provisional Governors

[Telegram.—Received 6.25 p.m.]
Milledgeville, Ga., December 6, 1865.
Andrew Johnson, President of the United States:

The constitutional amendment has passed each branch of the legislature. The house passed a resolution instructing the judiciary committee to protect persons of African descent in their persons and property, and also to allow them to testify in cases in which they may be interested.
J. JOHNSON, Governor.

Emancipation Proclamation did not free all of the slaves and did not make slavery illegal. The 13th Amendment officially ended slavery, adopted when Georgia ratified it on December 6, 1865. LOCATION: During the Civil War, Georgia's state capital was Milledgeville. After the war, President Andrew Johnson (1865-1869) appointed a provisional governor (James Johnson) and the Georgia General Assembly reconvened at Milledgeville [+], where the 13th Amendment would be ratified. TIME: A telegram dated December 6, 1865 was recieved in Washington, DC to President Johnson from Governor Johnson at 6:25pm indicating the amendment had passed. I'm not sure of time zones during this period, but Zodiac positions are consistent for 23:33:08 UT for both Georgia (6:00:12pm) and Washington (6:25pm).

List of relevant asteroids for all three charts: (125) Liberatrix, (202) Chryseis, (359) Georgia, (588) Achilles, (652) Jubilatrix, (655) Briseis, (700) Auravictrix, (886) Washingtonia, (911) Agamemnon, (916) America, (1866) Sisyphus, (2684) Douglas, (3153) Lincoln, (3154) Grant, (3155) Lee, (4036) Whitehouse, (4792) Lykaon, (5073) Junttura, (5905) Johnson, (8990) Compassion, (8991) Solidarity, (8992) Magnanimity, (35352) Texas.

Milledgeville chart [+][+] has Sun in Sagittarius 14°56' (Sabian: The Ground Hog Looking For Its Shadow On Ground Hog Day) and Cancer 02°02' rising (Sabian: A Man Bundled In Fur Leads A Shaggy Deer). note: rising = ascendant.

  • Uranus Cancer 02°35'℞ ☌ Ascendant Cancer 02°02' ~ Man bundled in fur with a shaggy deer = Santa Claus. Googling 1865 + Christmas: {1} Sherman's Christmas Gift, {2} Christmas in the American Civil War (Christmas became a US holiday in 1870), and {3} slave insurrection scare of 1865 [+].
  • Midheaven: Pisces 14°35' ☌ Chiron Pisces 14°22'40" & Juno Pisces 16°47'49" ~ Sabian: An Officer Instructing His Men Before A Simulated Assault Under A Barrage Of Live Shells.

Washington chart [+][+] has Sun in Sagittarius 14°56' (Sabian: The Ground Hog Looking For Its Shadow On Ground Hog Day) and Cancer 11°04' rising (Sabian: A Negro Girl Fights For Her Independence In The City).

  • Uranus Cancer 02°35'℞ 8°28'45" from Ascendant Cancer 11°04' ~ (Uranus) Man bundled in fur with a shaggy deer § (ASC) A Chinese Woman Nursing A Baby Whose Aura Reveals Him To Be The Reincarnation Of A Great Teacher.
  • Midheaven: Pisces 21°18' ☌ Burnhamia Pisces 21°56' (named for Sherburne Wesley Burnham, astronomer, served as military stenographer in Union Army during American Civil War) ~ Sabian: A Prophet Carrying Tablets Of The New Law Is Walking Down The Slopes Of Mount Sinai.

this section should be what's true for both charts (GA & DC); except for the location, time is the same for both charts and planet positions should be the same. however, changing location means ASC, DSC, IC, MC, Part of Fortune & Vertex changes. there also might be some slight House shifting.

  • USA Midheaven Libra 02°08': Liberatrix Libra 02°03'16" ~ Sabian: The Dawn Of A New Day Reveals Everything Changed.
  • USA Ascendant Sagittarius 13°10': Sun/Vesta 1°45'49" from USA Ascendant ~ Dane Rudhyar rectified chart for America [+][+][+][+][+].
  • Vesta Sagittarius 15°32' within 1° of Sun (Vesta Sabian: Sea Gulls Fly Around A Ship In Expectation Of Food). Eleanor Bach notes Vesta represents safety/security: "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." "We invest in the interest of security. Those who study the stock market and fail to consider Vesta have got themselves a lost cause".
  • (916) America, (932) Hooveria, (1363) Herberta:

  • 1-2 deg Virgo - A Large White Cross Dominates The Landscape: (712) Boliviana, (916) America.
  • 20-21 deg Pisces - Under The Watchful And Kind Eye Of A Chinese Servant, A Girl Fondles A Little White Lamb (178) Belisana, (932) Hooveria.
  • 19-20 deg Capricorn - A Hidden Choir Is Singing During A Religious Service: (257) Silesia, (656) Beagle, (984) Gretia, (1363) Herberta.

How to Judge a Nativity, Alan Leo

Cancer rising denotes an imaginative, fanciful, receptive and tenacious disposition. The fate is bound up with domestic ties, family interests and impressionable attachments, and much will depend upon environment and general surroundings with regard to the progress that will be made by the native. The native will exhibit a certain amount of timidity, reserve and mistrust, which will give rise to morbid and fanciful conditions, with a liability to go to extremes and become somewhat exacting and over-cautious. The virtues of this sign are economy, receptivity, and tenacity. This sign gives the native power to experience every kind of sensation, from the lowest physical sensation to the highest feelings of emotion, and all the misfortunes and troubles the native experiences may be traced to this emotional and hyper-sensitive nature… When the first decanate of Cancer rises the Moon's influence will affect the nativity principally, and also in a lesser degree the fourth, eighth and twelfth houses will especially influence the life… The signs Cancer, Leo, and Virgo belong to the preservative and maturing or Maternal Trinity. The keynote of such natives will generall be emotion, and progression through the moral sentiments.

♅ Uranus rising [Milledgeville] always causes the native to be somewhat original or eccentric, and quite different from the everyday type. It gives a keen interest in all things occult, curious, profound, or metaphysical. To the most advanced of humanity it gives genius and the power to see ahead mentally farther than the ordinary individual. Those who cannot respond to the higher vibrations of this planet are very independent, and usually rather abrupt, as it acts directly upon the nervous system, and so stirs into great activity the personal magnetism. All persons born with Uranus rising are much in advance of the period in which they live, and usually become pioneers of reform, being attuned to a higher octave of thought than the majority can understand. It tends to the inversion of ideas… Uranus in Cancer: Eccentric; restless; peculiar; impatient and fanciful.

The First House, Dana Gerhardt :: Location counts. And it makes its strongest statement in the 1st house of your chart. If you could have stepped to the hospital window when you were born and scanned the skies on the Eastern horizon, you might have seen the cluster of stars and space that marked your Ascendant, or 1st house cusp. The 1st house suggests your overall vitality, your height, your weight, the shape of your jaw, the expectations you have of beginnings, how you interact with others, your overall approach to life. Some say it’s the house most descriptive of personality. John Frawley in The Real Astrology Applied calls the 1st house “the title-page of the chart,” with all the other houses expanding and amplifying its text.

♅ Uranus in 12th House [Washington] is unfavourable for all except those who are inclined to act from occult or from psychic motives, in which case it favours mysterious, romantic, and out-of-the-common actions. For those who have unfortunate horoscopes it is evil, denoting confinement in hospitals or public institutions, etc., and threatening somewhat similar dangers to those indicated by Saturn in this house. If much afflicted there may be trouble or danger from psychic sources, and the native may lose money or reputation, or both, if he follows a Uranian occupation. He should be very careful as to his methods of investigating psychic matters.

The Twelfth House, Dana Gerhardt :: There is karma here… Thank goodness Dane Rudhyar, the father of modern astrology, declared, “There are no bad houses.” And so modern astrologers, like a happy Extreme Makeover crew, took their axes to this structure of doom. They hollowed out its dingy cells and remade the 12th into a vast womb of invisible potencies. It is now the matrix of divine unity, holding the Oneness from which we all emerge and to which we all return. Draped in the gauzy veils of Neptune and Pisces, the 12th has become an inner dream factory, residence of the collective unconscious, wellspring of symbols and archetypes, favorite haunt of the imagination. It is a house of intuition, compassion and spiritual transcendence. You’re advised to serve here, so that you don’t have to suffer. For even modern astrologers couldn’t erase all the difficulties in this house. They warn that in such a potent unbounded space, you can easily lose your bearings.

☽ Moon in the Second House.—Fluctuating fortune; success in public affairs; commercial instincts; romantic or imaginative mind; the ability to make much out of little, with success in small matters or details.

☉☽ Sun/Moon below Horizon. Indicates introversion. MOON {09LE53} 234°57'30" from SUN {14SG56} @ EON-24 (Phase Arc 225° ~ Waning Tri- Octile ~ Disseminating Moon).

On an Inversion of Ideas as to the Structure of the Universe: (The Rede Lecture, June 10, 1902) [+], Osborne Reynolds, Nature 67, 171-172 (25 December 1902)

J.H. Poynting, The University of Birmingham, The Hibbert Journal :: A Hypothesis which claims to be the only possible hypothesis for the structure of the Universe might surely have been presented in a more comprehensible way. Only after reading again and again does the hypothesis emerge in connected form. How bewildered the audience must have been when told that they might have the fullest confidence that the structure of the Universe is purely mechanical, and that there is one and only one conceivable purely mechanical system, a system described by the lecturer in terms which they could not follow! How dejected they must have felt, as they left the Senate House with the assurance still ringing in their ears that they were all mere waves—waves of empty nothingness passing through a space packed with infinitesimal billiard balls! Even a materialist, if such chanced to be present, must have felt his self-esteem lowered. He had imagined that, at the least, he was composed of little, hard, round lumps, but now he was told that he must resign that constitution to the ether and be content, himself, to consist of a region of little vacuums between the lumps.

Drex's Tech Poi Blog #179: Intro to inversions and introversions » Poi (performance art) » Teaching tangles and tangle theory » A Beginners' guide to Poi (QFT) Notation

Further down the rabbit hole..., If you're into rev's manifesto, an AirWrap is equivalent to an introversion, and a HyperLoop is equivalent to an inversion.

A Sphericulist Manifesto, Rev

GA/DC Sun Sagittarius 14°56' conjunctions (Degree/Distance): Ottilia (14°/0°4'19"), Arduina (14°/0°4'58"), Arete (14°/0°9'35"), Muschi (14°/0°9'49"), Perseverantia (15°/0°16'11"), Bruchsalia (14°/0°23'45"), Vesta (15°/0°36'23"), Erigone (15°/0°43'59"), Iphigenia (14°/0°44'51"), Aurora (14°/0°53'21").

see asteroids: (97) Klotho, (100) Hekate, (120) Lachesis, (273) Atropos, (167) Urda, (241) Germania, (621) Werdandi, (673) Edda, (674) Rachele, (710) Gertrud, (812) Adele, (873) Mechthild, (949) Hel, (1130) Skuld, (2985) Shakespeare, (5794) Irmina, (6189) Volk.

The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology

In reference to Ygdrasil, we refer our readers to Norse Mythology, pp. 205-211, and to Thomas Carlyle's Heroes and Hero-Worship.

A connection between the norns Urd, Verdande and Skuld and the weird sisters in Shakespeare's Macbeth has long since been recognized; but new light has recently been thrown upon the subject by the philosopher Karl Blind, who has contributed valuable articles on the subject in the German periodical "Die Gegenwart" and in the "London Academy." We take the liberty of reproducing here an abstract of his article in the "Academy":

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The fact itself of these Witches being simply transfigurations, or later disguises, of the Teutonic Norns is fully established — as may be seen from Grimm or Simrock. In delineating these hags, Shakespeare has practically drawn upon old Germanic sources, perhaps upon current folk-lore of his time.

It has always struck me as noteworthy that in the greater part of the scene between the Weird Sisters, Macbeth and Banquo, and wherever the Witches come in, Shakespeare uses the staff-rime in a remarkable manner. Not only does this add powerfully to the archaic impressiveness and awe, but it also seems to bring the form and figure of the Sisters of Fate more closely within the circle of the Teutonic idea. I have pointed out this striking use of the alliterative system in Macbeth in an article on "An old German Poem and a Vedic Hymn," which appeared in Fraser in June, 1877, and in which the derivation of the Weird Sisters from the Germanic Norns is mentioned.

The very first scene in the first act of Macbeth opens strongly with the staff-rime:

    1st Witch. When shall we three meet again—
In thunder, lightning, or in rain?
    2d Witch. When the hurlyburly's done,
When the battle's lost and won.
    3d Witch. That will be ere the set of sun.
    1st Witch. Where the place?
    2d Witch. Upon the heath.
    3d Witch. There to meet with Macbeth.
    1st Witch. I come, Graymalkin!
    2d Witch. Paddock calls.
    3d Witch. Anon.
    All. Fair is foul, and foul is fair:
Hover through the fog and filthy air.

Not less marked is the adoption of the fullest staff-rime — together (as above) with the end-rime — in the third scene, when the Weird Sisters speak. Again, there is the staff-rime when Banquo addresses them. Again, the strongest alliteration, combined with the end-rime, runs all through the Witches' spell-song in Act iv, scene 1. This feature in Shakespeare appears to me to merit closer investigation; all the more so because a less regular alliteration, but still a marked one, is found in not a few passages of a number of his plays. Only one further instance of the systematic employment of alliteration may here be noted in passing. It is in Ariel's song in the Tempest, Act i, scene 2. Schlegel and Tieck evidently did not observe this alliterative peculiarity. Their otherwise excellent translation does not render it, except so far as the obvious similarity of certain English and German words involuntarily made them do so. But in the notes to their version of Macbeth the character of the Weird Sisters is also misunderstood, though Warburton is referred to, who already suggested their derivations from the Valkyrs or Norns.

It is an error that the Witches in Macbeth "are never called witches" (compare Act i, scene 3: "'Give me!' quoth I. 'A-roint thee, witch!' the rump-fed ronyon cries"). However, their designation as Weird Sisters fully settles the case of their Germanic origin.

This name "Weird" is derived from the Anglo-Saxon Norn Wyrd (Sax. Wurth; O.H. Ger. Wurd; Norse, Urd), who represents the Past, as her very name shows. Wurd is die Gewordene — the "Has Been," or rather "Has Become," if one could say so in English.

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In Shakespeare the Witches are three in number — even as in Norse, German, as well as in Keltic and other mythologies. Urd, properly speaking, is the Past. Skuld is the Future, or "That Which shall Be." Verdandi, usually translated as the Present, has an even deeper meaning. Her name is not to be derived from vera (to be), but from verda (Ger. werden). This verb, which has a mixed meaning of "to be," "to become," or to "grow," has been lost in English. Verdandi is, therefore, not merely a representative of present Being, but of the process of Growing, or of Evolution — which gives her figure a profounder aspect. Indeed, there is generally more significance in mythological tales than those imagine who look upon them chiefly as a barren play of fancy.

Incidentally it may be remarked that, though Shakespeare's Weird Sisters are three in number — corresponding to Urd, Verdandi and Skuld — German and Northern mythology and folk-lore occasionally speak of twelve or seven of them. In the German tale of Dornröschen or the Sleeping Beauty, there are twelve good fays; and a thirteenth, who works the evil spell. Once, in German folk-lore, we meet with but two Sisters of Fate — one of them called Kann, the other Muss. Perhaps these are representatives of man's measure of free will (that which he "can"), and of that which is his inevitable fate — or, that which he "must" do.

Though the word "Norn" has been lost in England and Germany, it is possibly preserved in a German folk-lore ditty, which speaks of three Sisters of Fate as "Nuns." Altogether, German folk-lore is still full of rimes about three Weird Sisters. They are sometimes called Wild Women, or Wise Women, or the Measurers (Metten) — namely, of Fate; or, euphemistically, like the Eumenides, the Advisers of Welfare (Heil-Räthinnen), reminding us of the counsels given to Macbeth in the apparition scene; or the Quick Judges (Gach-Schepfen). Even as in the Edda, these German fays weave and twist threads or ropes, and attach them to distant parts, thus fixing the weft of Fate. One of these fays is sometimes called Held, and described as black, or as half dark half white — like Hel, the Mistress of the Nether World. That German fay is also called Rachel, clearly a contraction of Rach-Hel, i.e. the Avengeress Hel.

Now, in Macbeth also the Weird Sisters are described as "black." The coming up of Hekate with them in the cave-scene might not unfitly be looked upon as a parallel with the German Held, or Rach-Hel, and the Norse Hel; these Teutonic deities being originally Goddesses of Nocturnal Darkness, and of the Nether World, even as Hekate.

In German folk-lore, three Sisters of Fate bear the names Wilbert, Worbet and Ainbet. Etymologically these names seem to refer to the well-disposed nature of a fay representing the Past; to the warring or worrying troubles of the Present; and to the terrors (Ain = Agin) of the Future. All over southern Germany, from Austria to Alsace and Rhenish Hesse, the three fays are known under various names besides Wilbet, Worbet, and Ainbet — for instance, as Mechtild, Ottilia, and Gertraud; as Irmina, Adela, and Chlothildis, and so forth. The fay in the middle of this trio is always a good fay, a white fay — but blind. Her treasure (the very names of Ottilia and Adela point to a treasure) is continually being taken from her by the third fay, a dark and evil one, as well as by the first. This myth has been interpreted as meaning that the Present, being blinded as to its own existence, is continually being encroached upon, robbed as it were, by the dark Future and the Past. Of this particular trait there is no vestige in Shakespeare's Weird Sisters. They, like the Norns, "go hand in hand." But there is another point which claims attention, Shakespeare's Witches are bearded. ("You should be women, and yet your beards forbid me to interpret that you are so." Act i, scene 3).

It need scarcely be brought to recollection that a commingling of the female and male character occurs in the divine and semi-divine figures of various mythological systems — including the Bearded Venus. Of decisive importance is, however, the fact of a bearded Weird Sister having apparently been believed in by our heathen German forefathers.

Near Wessobrunn, in Upper Bavaria, where the semi-heathen fragment of a cosmogonic lay, known as "Wessobrunn Prayer," was discovered, there has also been found, of late, a rudely-sculptured three-headed image. It is looked upon as an ancient effigy of the German Norns. The Cloister of the three Holy Bournes, or Fountains, which stands close by the place of discovery, is supposed to have been set up on ground that had once served for pagan worship. Probably the later monkish establishment of the Three Holy Bournes had taken the place of a similarly named heathen sanctuary where the three Sisters of Fate were once adored. Indeed, the name of all the corresponding fays in yet current German folk-lore is connected with holy wells. This quite fits in with the three Eddic Bournes near the great Tree of Existence, at one of which — apparently at the oldest, which is the very Source of Being — the Norns live, "the maidens that over the Sea of Age travel in deep foreknowledge," and of whom it is said that:

They laid the lots, they ruled the life
To the sons of men, their fate foretelling.

Now, curiously enough, the central head of the slab found near Wessobrunn, in the neighborhood of the Cloister of the Three Holy Bournes, is bearded. This has puzzled our archæologists. Some of them fancied that what appears to be a beard might after all be the hair of one of the fays or Norns, tied around the chin. By the light of the description of the Weird Sisters in Shakespeare's Macbeth we, however, see at once the true connection.

In every respect, therefore, his "Witches" are an echo from the ancient Germanic creed — an echo, moreover, coming to us in the oldest Teutonic verse-form; that is, in the staff-rime.

Karl Blind.


Juneteenth commemorates June 18 and 19, 1865. June 18 is the day Union General Gordon Granger and 2,000 federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take possession of the state and enforce the emancipation of its slaves. On June 19, 1865, legend has it while standing on the balcony of Galveston’s Ashton Villa, Granger read the contents of “General Order No. 3”: The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere.

Location for Juneteenth chart [+][+] is Galveston, Texas. Chart set to 12 Noon, could not find any time associated with that event. Dawn spacecraft reached Vesta on 16-Jul-2011 and departs for Ceres in 2012.

  • Juneteenth Sun Gemini 28°23' conjunctions (Degree/Distance): Eos (28°/0°1'10"), Hertha (28°/0°3'52"), 10th House (28°/0°14'33"), MC (28°/0°14'33"), Rebekka (28°/0°17'4"), Terpsichore (28°/0°19'14"), ARMC (27°/0°24'33"), Ophelia (27°/0°26'58"), Itokawa (28°/0°35'16"), Uranus (29°/1°10'6").
  • Uranus Gemini 29°34': Sabian: A Parade Of Bathing Beauties Before Large Beach Crowds.
  • Eos, goddess of the dawn; Latin name Aurora § Aurora {04SC47℞} ~ Sabian: A Massive Rocky Shore Resist The Pounding Of The Sea § Dawn {06SG39℞} ☌ Jubilatrix ~ Sabian: Cupid Knocks At The Door Of A Human Heart.
  • Sun Gemini 28°23'31" ☌ Midheaven 28°09' ~ Sabian: The First Mockingbird Of Spring.
  • Ascendant: Virgo 28°14' Rising ☌ Vesta Virgo 23°42'32" ~ Sabian: (Ascendant) A Seeker After Occult Knowledge Is Reading An Ancient Scroll Which Illumines His Mind § (Vesta) Mary And Her Little Lamb.
  • Jupiter 23°34'01"℞ ☍ Sun conjunct two nearby Midheaven oppositions: Grant ☍ Lee & Mercury/Ceres/Texas ☍ Jubilatrix/Dawn, named for 50-year jubilee of Emperor Franz Joseph (1848-1916). Mercury rules Communication, so its conjunction with Texas, both opposite Jubilatrix/Dawn, seems like a mini-portrait of Juneteenth. Lee surrendered at Appomattox on 09-Apr-1865.

    • Grant {15CN07} ☍ Lee {16CP55℞} ~ Sabians: A Man Studying A Mandala In Front Of Him, With The Help Of A Very Ancient Book § A Repressed Woman Finds A Psychological Release In Nudism.
  • USA Midheaven Libra 02°08', Muschi Libra 02°38'17" ~ Sabian: The Dawn Of A New Day Reveals Everything Changed. Muschi means "Kitty", Baade's wife's nickname. Mary Todd Lincoln's youngest step-sister name Katharine "Kitty" Bodley Todd Herr. Catherine "Miss Kitty" Andrew Boyd (c. 1822–1851) · Unraveling Miss Kitty's Cloak · Another Journey Project by Visual artist, Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier via Slavery & the University: The Story of Miss Kitty {cache}.
  • USA Ascendant Sagittarius 13°10', Apollonia Sagittarius 13°12'℞ ~ Sabian: The Great Pyramid And The Sphinx. named for Apollonia (named to honor the god Apollo), Ancient Greek colony in Illyria.
  • (916) America, (932) Hooveria, (1363) Herberta:

  • 24-25° Gemini - A Gardener Trimming Large Palm Trees: (36) Atalante, (474) Prudentia, (492) Gismonda, (684) Hildburg, (825) Tanina, (916) America.
  • 23-24° Pisces - On A Small Island Surrounded By The Vast Expanse Of The Sea, People Are Seen Living In Close Interaction" (468) Lina, (472) Roma, (739) Mandeville, (932) Hooveria.
  • 20-21° Sagittarius - A Child And A Dog Wearing Borrowed Eyeglasses: (984) Gretia, (1363) Herberta.

Unraveling Miss Kitty's Cloak

As Emory University celebrates its 175th Anniversary, this project will remember Catherine Boyd, also known as Miss Kitty. Ms Kitty was an enslaved woman owned by prominent Methodist Bishop James Osgood Andrew, the first president of the Emory Board of Trustees. In 1844 Bishop Andrew’s ownership of Miss Kitty and other enslaved persons split the Methodist Episcopal Church along regional lines. This incident is considered a rehearsal for the Civil War that took place some 25 years later. The Journey Project installation reflects on this difficult period in Oxford-Covington history and remembers the lives of enslaved persons who were owned by other influential leaders of Emory College.

Remembrance in Slavery's Aftermath:
A Day of Commemoration, Reflection, and Celebration

In its early decades Emory College depended in significant ways on the labor of enslaved people; many faculty were actively involved in the theological and legal defense of the peculiar institution. This history is intertwined with stories of religious faith; the great national schism in the Methodist Episcopal Church, for example, was precipitated by the slave-owning status of one of its bishops, James Osgood Andrew, the first president of the Emory Board of Trustees. Following Emancipation, freed people and their descendants continued to work on and around the Emory College campus in varied capacities, although they and their children were not allowed to attend Emory until the 1960s.

This year marks the 175th anniversary of the founding of Emory College. On February 6, the conclusion of Emory's Founders' Week and the first Sunday of African American History Month, we will gather to reflect on this complex shared history, join in worshipful remembrance, and celebrate the achievements of the many families descended from enslaved persons who contributed to the creation and development of Emory University.

Our discussions on Sunday, February 6, will engage with an installation work by the noted African American artist Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier. Titled "Unraveling Miss Catherine's Cloak," this multimedia piece emerges from the artist's collaborative work with many people from Emory and Newton County. The work's title refers to Catherine Andrew Boyd (c. 1822–1851), also known as "Miss Kitty," one of the enslaved persons owned by Bishop James Osgood Andrew. The details of Miss Kitty's life have long been discussed and contested among Oxford's white and African American families. It is our hope that, in remembering Miss Kitty, whose story has long divided members of the Oxford and Emory communities, diverse voices will be united in respectful dialogue.

[7:15 PM 8/20/2011] :: my favorite comment at W.E.E. is *dead*. meaning, you have stated something so spot on and righteous there's nothing else left to be said and i have reached instant enlightenment. unfortunately, i mixed up the Ascendant for Milledgeville and Washington, DC charts - fixing nowz!

[7:50 PM 8/20/2011] :: fixed. note dramatic change in Sabian/Ascendant degrees. now changing all charts to Campanus, since that's the House system preferred by Dane Rudhyar.

[12:21 AM 8/21/2011] :: Campanus charts, done; links updated. note Uranus in first house for Milledgeville & twelfth house for Washington. so added more Uranus info in the box to clarify. besides Juneteenth Noon chart, decided to see what Vesta looks like on ASC. using Astrodienst charts: Vesta/ASC exact conj from 11:39:23.38 AM to 11:39:23.45 AM. noticed Vesta could be in first house (11:39:23.38 AM) [+][+] or twelfth house (11:39:23.37 AM) [+][+] — just a fraction of a second.

[3:45 AM 8/22/2011] :: posted lots & lots of stuff. adding Carl Schurz info in another post. Godspeed Libya

[12:21 AM 8/23/2011] :: to clarify: USA Midheaven Libra 02°08' & USA Ascendant Sagittarius 13°10'; updated both chart sections, adding USA Ascendant to Juneteenth section.

[1:59 PM 8/26/2011] :: added "(916) America, (932) Hooveria, (1363) Herberta" sections for GA/DC & Juneteenth.

[11:21 AM 8/30/2011] :: Uranus added for Washington DC (13th Amend.) & Juneteenth.

Tags: america, herberta, hooveria, introversion, inversion, juneteenth, miss kitty, national horoscopes, norns, ottilia, poi, shakespeare, thirteenth amendment, vesta, wessobrunn

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