The Chart and overall Aspects
On January 1st, our New Year, Mars entered Aries. Talk about fireworks and with Mercury direct, you will mean what you say.
January 5th will have a New Moon that is also Partial Solar Eclipse for Epiphany It is in Capricorn. Thus the Moon and the Sun are conjunct.
The next eclipse will be a total Lunar eclipse on January 21st right after it moves into Aquarius on January 20 at 9am EST & that will occur in Leo.. The effects of these eclipses last until the next one occurs.
- Uranus stations direct tomorrow and will be in that direction from then until February 1st.
- Saturn is in Capricorn from now until 2020. Jupiter its soulmate is transiting through Sagittarius until December 2nd 2019. This puts them roughly in semi sextile aspect for the whole year.
- Also today, January 5th, Mercury entered the sign of the goat, Capricorn. It stays there until January 24 when it wanders into Aquarius.
- It is direct all month.
- January 7th sees Venus making the move on Sagittarius.
- It is direct all month.
- Jupiter is at 13 Sagittarius and is direct all month.
- Saturn is at 12 Capricorn and also direct.
- Uranus is retrograde from January 1 until January 6t at 10:30 PM EST.
- Neptune is in Pisces which is the modern ruler of the sign for the whole month. It is also direct at the fourteenth degree.
- Chiron is also there but at the 29th degree.
- Pluto is also direct all month in Capricorn at the twenty-first degree.
Overall this is, to borrow a phrase, a bonzer time to make goals and set deadlines. Everything is working on your behalf to declare what you want and then proceed to go for it. We are still working within the Solstice chart that tells us that women will have the upper hand in negotiations and a lot of momentum on their side. Mars in Aries in the seventh house right now, is suggesting that they may overplay their hand (square Venus), but for the most part the force is with you and particularly favoring new opportunities. Go for it.
The Chinese New Year will begin on February 16 initiating the Year of the Pig.
Omaha in 1911 was the county-seat of Douglas county and the largest city in Nebraska, U.S.A., situated on the W. bank of the Missouri river, about 20 m. above the mouth of the Platte. Pop. (1880) 30,518, (1890) 66,536, 5 (1900) 102,555, of whom 23,552 (comprising 5522 Germans, 3968 Swedes, 2430 Danes, 2170 Bohemians, 2164 Irish, 1526 English, 1141 English Canadians, In 1910, according to the U.S. census, the population was 124,096.
Originally, with Council Bluffs, Iowa, it was the eastern terminus of the first Pacific railway, but now Omaha now has outlets over nine great railway systems: the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, the Union Pacific, the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, the Chicago Great-Western, the Chicago & North-Western, the Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul, the Illinois Central, the Missouri Pacific and the Wabash. Bridges over the Missouri river connect Omaha with Council Bluffs.
Omaha is the see of Roman Catholic and Protestant Episcopal bishoprics. Among the educational institutions are a state school for the deaf (1867); the medical department and orthopaedic branch of the University of Nebraska (whose other departments are at Lincoln); a Presbyterian Theological Seminary (1891); and Creighton University (Roman Catholic, under Jesuit control). This university, which was founded in honour of Edward Creighton (d. 1874) (whose brother, Count John A. Creighton, d. 1907, gave large sums in his lifetime and about $1,250,000), by his wife Mary Lucretia Creighton (d. 1876). The university was incorporated in 1879. St Joseph’s Hospital (Roman Catholic) was built as a memorial to John A. Creighton.
The principal newspapers are the Omaha Bee, the World-Herald and the News. The Omaha Bee was established in 1871 by Edward Rosewater (1841-1906), who made it one of the most influential Republican journals in the West. The World-Herald (Democratic), founded in 1865 by George L. Miller, was edited by William Jennings Bryan from 1894 to 1896.
In 1804 Meriwether Lewis and William Clark camped on the Omaha plateau. In 1825 a licensed Indian post was established here. In 1846 the Mormons settled at “Winter Quarters”- after 1854 called Florence (pop. in 1900, 668), and in the immediate environs (6 m. N.) of the present Omaha – and by 1847 had built up camps of some 12,000 inhabitants on the Nebraska and Iowa sides of the Missouri.
The Lewis & Clark expedition were compelled to remove from the Indian reservation within which Winter Quarters lay, where they founded “Kanesville” on the Iowa side (which also was called Winter Quarters by the Mormons, and after 1853 was known as Council Bluffs), gradually emigrating to Utah in the years following.
Winter Quarters (Florence) was deserted in 1848, but many Mormons were still in Nebraska and Iowa, and their local influence was strong for nearly a decade afterwards. Not all Mormons though left Nebraska by 1853 and speculative land “squatters” intruded upon the Indian lands in that year, and a rush of settlers followed the opening of Nebraska Territory under the Kansas-Nebraska Bill of 1854.
Omaha (named from the Omaha Indians) was platted in 1854, and was first chartered as a city in 1857. It was the provisional territorial capital in 1854-1855, and the regular capital in 1855-1867. The city was connected as early as 1863 by telegraph with Chicago, St Louis, and since 1861 with San Francisco.
A Trans-Mississippi Exposition illustrating the progress and resources of the states west of the Mississippi was held at Omaha in 1898. It represented an investment of $2,000,000, and in spite of financial depression and wartime, 90% of their subscriptions were returned in dividends to the stockholders
Next week or so we finish up in the Big Apple.