Edison owned a battery of patents.
February 11th is one of those intersectional days, a personality portal, a mundane star gate. Just based on three birthdays alone, the vortices of connection open wide. If you are not aware of it, Sarah Palin was born this day in 1964. I have gone over her chart with a fine-tooth comb and came up with my own, occasionally unpopular analysis of it. She is Aquarian and Aries in the extreme and her chart is stacked so decidedly in those two signs and the angles that connect them, that is a force that will not go away. Sarah Palin is stubborn, fixed and in the end, tough. I have also tracked her bloodlines, which will also, no doubt keep her in the flow for the next spin of the presidential roulette wheel.
February 11th is also Jennifer Anniston’s birthday, which is just one degree of separation away from Brad Pitt, which connects up with all of my “Bradam and Eve” material. A side note related to those posts is that I started to get a lot of traffic linking to me from a site called, Female First which is essentially a UK based celeb gossip site and when I tracked back the links, I found a message board totally devoted to Brad and Angie, with over 800,000 posts and replies, most of them reflecting what I was exploring in my posts on them. It was like a strange parallel universe had opened up to me. That’s the beauty of the internet. You think that you’re alone, out there, pecking away in the void and all of a sudden, you come upon a strange outpost where you don’t feel so utterly alone any longer. Along those lines, I’ve been spending some time over at Michael St. Clair’s Radiant Zone. Michael is slowly attracting a community of some of the most high minded, spiritually evolved, creative and loving people I have run across in one net space. Kudos to Michael for holding such a radiant vision.
But I could not talk about February 11th without addressing the life and times of Thomas Alva Edison. If there was ever a correlation between a Sun sign and it’s manifestation in one person, Edison would have to be near the top of the list.
As we have noted in the past, Aquarius is waves and currents. Uranus is electric and both ruling planet and sign, Aquarius are often shocking in their application.There are many personalities that I think represent this sign in it’s most distillated aspects; Johnny Rotten (Lydon) is the ultimate Aquarian punk, shocking the world with “Anarchy In The UK” and “God Save The Queen.” Saul Alinsky is the ultimate Aquarian radical and Luciferian. Bob Marley is the ultimate one love, one world, progressive voice of the people. Ronald Reagan is the ultimate communicator and uniter. Charles Darwin, the ultimate atheist and purely analytical scientist. Those are just a few names of archetypal Aquarian types.
Edison is endemic of the genius of Aquarius. The “Wizard of Menlo Park” has over 1,093 patents and of course brought electricity to the masses. He was born on 2/11/1847 at 3:00 am in Milan, Ohio. Edison was a Sag rising, Aquarius Sun and Sag Moon. His lightning quick intellect can definitely be revealed in the conjunction between his Sun and Mercury. His second house was loaded with a stellium in Aquarius including Uranus and his Part of Fortune. For those that are not familiar with the concept of The Part of Fortune or “Pars Fortuna” is arrived at when the Ascendant + Moon – Sun = TPOF. Astrologer, Robert Hand actually believes that most TPOF’s are incorrectly arrived at and that night time Pars Fortunas actually have a different formulae which consists of Ascendant + Sun – Moon = TPOF. It sounds like it should be similar, but it’s not. But in lay terms, TPOF is where we are blessed in our chart and, if it has other planets surrounding it in the same sign, then the power of Pars is amplified. Here is what Hand says about the benefic influence of “The Part Of Fortune”
“That said, however, the Part of Fortune is well placed when there are benefics or dignified planets in the same sign with it (the fact that “sign” is referred to here is very important as will be seen later on), or these same kinds of planets aspect the Part of Fortune. Also it was said to help the Part of Fortune if it was in a sign that was ruled by benefics, and any point in a chart is helped by being in a sign ruled by a dignified planet.“
Here in the second house, money, money, is where Edison’s genius resides. “The Pars” in his second chart, stacked with that stellium means that not only would he get paid for what he did, but that it was intrinsically related to who he was and his life work. In addition to his divinely placed “Pars” Edison was blessed with Mercury trining his ascendant as well as it conjuncting Neptune. Here we see an inspired mind, a dreamer and a creative visualizer and as it lines up with Edison’s rising, he used his Mercury in Aquarius as his calling card to the world. Read the rest of this entry »