Annapolis the site for the US Naval Academy &  also the capitol of Maryland, hence it is our stop this week as the Sun goes into Cancer at 12 noon on June 21st and Summer in the Northern Hemisphere, begins.   Next week we head further south, to Texas.

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Sunday Father’s Day in the United States

  1. Moon square Jupiter
  2. Moon sextile Sun     == despite the square things should go smoothly
  3. Moon in Leo            <==probably a good day to do things with the Lion of the                                                                  House

Monday, the 18th

  1. Moon in Virgo and trine Uranus, Moon opposite Neptune, Moon trine Saturn
  2. Moon sextile Jupiter , Moon square Saturn   ==things are uneasy, & finding one’s way is erratic.  A clear goal seems elusive though instinctively you think you know it.
  3. Moon sextile Mercury
  4. Neptune stations Retrograde @ 7:27 pm EDT   == old ideas resurface as new  as you wonder why did you abandon them in the first place, or perhaps they really are a bad idea.

Tuesday, Juneteenth¹

  • Moon in Virgo, Moon sextile Mercury, Moon sextile Jupiter,
  • Moon opposite Neptune,        = the heat is bogging you down and its just Tuesday.
  • Moon trine Pluto
  • Mercury trine Jupiter

Wednesday, June 20th  Pentecost

  • Moon  square Sun,
  • Moon square Saturn
  • Moon sextile Venus
  • Mercury trine Neptune    == a lot of worries about how good you look at the beach or in summerwear.

Thursday, June 21  Summer Solstice

  • Moon in Libra and Sun goes to Cancer at 6:07 am
  • Moon trine Mars
  • Venus opposite Mars
  • Moon square Mercury, Moon square Pluto  == things are peaceful but pressure on vacation or school expenses mount.  Can you really afford that getaway?

Friday, June 22nd

  • Moon goes to Scorpio, Moon trine Sun
  • Moon opposite Uranus    == you may lose track of time as a new thing takes sudden precedence.

Saturday, June 23rd

  • The end of the month is in a week, Thirty days hath September, April, June and November.
  • Moon in Scorpio, Moon sextile Pluto, Moon trine Mercury   == the week ends with a lot of thoughts going through your mind & some new twists as well.


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    1. Juneteenth, n. from the Oxford English Dictionary
      [‘19 June, celebrated as a holiday commemorating the emancipation of African-American slaves in Texas on that date in 1865. Also more fully Juneteenth day.’]
      Pronunciation: Brit. /ˌdʒuːnˈtiːnθ/,  U.S. /ˌdʒunˈtinθ/
      Origin: Formed within English, by blending. Etymons: June n., nineteenth n.Etymology:Blend of June n. and nineteenth n.


        19 June, celebrated as a holiday commemorating the emancipation of African-American slaves in Texas on that date in 1865. Also, Juneteenth day.

      Formerly celebrated chiefly in Texas and other Southern states; now more widespread.
      1890 Galveston (Texas) Daily News  22 May 4/4 For Galveston to send abroad for orators for its coming ‘Juneteenth’ is like carrying coal to Newcastle.
      1932  J. M. Brewer in  J. F. Dobie Tone Bell Easy  10 The best of tale-tellers have been an ex-slave buoyed up by the spirit of a Nineteenth of June celebration—the ‘Juneteenth’—the day on which all colored people in the South commemorate the freedom of their race from slavery.
      1971  M. S. Harper Hist. is your own Heartbeat  38 Juneteenth, baby, we free, free at last: a black man, I’m a black man.
      1997 Harper’s Mag.  Jan. 38/2 As a black born and raised in the North, I not only never celebrated Juneteenth Day, I had never heard of it until I was informed in barbershops by black southern immigrants.


Photo18833Something about Annapolis

It is a city and seaport of Maryland, U.S.A., the capital of the state, the county seat of Anne Arundel county, and the seat of the United States Naval Academy.  It situates on the Severn river about 2 m. from its entrance into Chesapeake Bay, 26 m. S. by E. from Baltimore and about the same distance E. by N. from Washington. Pop. (1890) 7604; (5900) 8525, of whom 3002 were negroes; (1906, estimate) 9077.

The city is served by the Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis (electric) and the Maryland Electric railways, and by the Baltimore & Annapolis steamship line. On an elevation near the centre of the city stands the state house, of which they laid the cornerstone in 1772, with its lofty white dome (200 ft.) and pillared portico. Close by are the state treasury building, erected late in the 17th century for the House of Delegates; Saint Anne’s Protestant Episcopal church,  a statue of Roger B. Taney (by W.H. Rinehart), and a statue of Baron Johann de Kalb.

There are several residences of 18th century architecture, and the names of several of the streets – such as King George’s, Prince George’s, Hanover, and Duke of Gloucester – recall the colonial days. The United States Naval Academy was founded here in 1845.

Annapolis was  first called Providence, & settled in 1649 by Puritan exiles from Virginia. Later it bore in succession the names of Town at Proctor’s, Town at the Severn, Anne Arundel Town, and finally in 1694, Annapolis, in honour of Princess Anne, who at the time was heir to the throne of Great Britain.

In 1694 also, soon after the overthrow of the Catholic government of the lord proprietor, it was made the seat of the new government and a port of entry, and it has since remained the capital of Maryland.  It was  not until 1708 that they incorporated it as a city.

From the middle of the 18th century until the War of Independence, Annapolis was noted for its wealthy and cultivated society. Jonas Green found the Maryland Gazette, which became an important weekly journal, in 1745; in 1769 a theatre was opened; during this period commerce was considerable, but declined rapidly after Baltimore, in 1780, was made a port of entry for the immigrants coming in from the United Kingdom.  Now oyster-packing is the city’s only important industry.

Congress was in session in the state house here from the 26th of November 1783 to the 3rd of June 1784, and it was here on the 23rd of December 1783 that General Washington resigned his commission as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army.

12 representatives from 5 states [NY, NJ, PA, DE, VA] GOAL  address barriers that limited trade and commerce between the states. The representatives did not come from enough states to make any real progress and Alexander Hamilton sent a report to the Congress to call a meeting of all the states to meet in Philadelphia in the following year to examine areas broader than just trade and commerce.


On September 11-14th 1786 a convention, officiallythe Meeting of Commissioners to Remedy Defects of the Federal Government, but thereafter always referred to as the  “Annapolis Convention,”  was called by James Madison to the  delegates  from all the states of the Union to be held in Annapolis.

The purpose was to consider measures n regulating commerce in the Articles of Confederations,   but since delegates came from only five states (New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, and Delaware) out of twelve, the convention was rather toothless to get much done.  On the last day, Alexander Hamilton, announced that they would then meet the following year in Philadelphia to amend the Articles of Confederation and give all the states a year to review what they had agreed upon there.

It was this Philadelphia convention in 1787,  where instead of fixing the Articles, they threw them out and framed the present Constitution of the United States.

The preamble…We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Read the rest here.