From time to time I like to show that charts should be seen in the light of circumstances, conditions, historic background and more. The chart alone never tells us the complete story. Sometimes the chart of an important day is only important ages and ages after the event, like the chart of the day that Christopher Columbus noticed land at the end of his voyage over the ocean.
I don't know what time it was when the Americas were discovered, so the chart is of the DAY that this happened. I wanted to see if there were special tight and relevant aspects on that day. Of course, a chart is related to time and place, but this discovery happened to be important for the history of mankind. So there should be some indications of something BIG and GREAT to happen. Something that would change history. Here is that chart.
The tightest aspects were not so special:
Mars inconjunct Uranus
Pluto conjunct Node
Chiron quintile Ceres
Mercury 75 Uranus
(wider) Pholus opposition Ceres
!In those days they didn't even know that Uranus was a planet and nobody ever noticed Pluto, so astrologers of those days would have to 'predict' the event with the help of Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. There is only one (not too:) tight aspect there: Mercury in Scorpio (challenging knowledge) square Jupiter in Leo (a voyage, communications and growing knowledge or big news).
That is all, folks:)
Let's have wider orbs to see if anything happened up there. Sun square Uranus for an adventure. Mercury square Saturn for science. Venus square Mars and Saturn for the passion of business. And let's consider the amount of squares (something is happening). If those aspects were connected to the angles of the chart, we would have big news and an adventure. But, at that time, there was no shock and there were no television stations to report about it.
Not surprising that there is not a special chart for that day, anyway.... They didn't even know that they found a continent! That is why the American natives were named 'Indians' (of India).
There is another side on it. There are always two sides on a (his)story....America had been discovered many ages before Christopher Columbus crossed the ocean. In the eyes of the American natives there was not a discovery, but the beginning of an invasion. The astrological positions in a chart of an important day are valid for everybody! Good news for one turned out to be destructive for others.
This chart shows again that important events in history can't be nailed to a certain day and time always and that the moment of discovery may have been important, but not at THAT specific moment. There is only one message of importance: Pholus opposition Ceres.
Pholus opposition Ceres might be the most impressive indication for a turning point for the DNA/roots of all us (but unknown to those who saw a glimpse of the continent). Pholus' transits reveal their importance very often after it all started. In those days they didn't know Pholus or Ceres...and the event was reported as the discovery of an island only.
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