Thursday, July 21, 2011

Astro-Vintage 1902

A wine's vintage simply tells you which year the grapes were picked. The growing season's weather in a particular region is the factor making one vintage so different from another. Different grape varieties respond to different climatic conditions in their own individual way.

Can you tell where this is going?

"We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more". ~Carl Gustav Jung

Some astrological years are better than others for "growing" humans of a certain type.

1902, for instance, was a very good year for "growing" humans who would excel in the arts. Prevailing astrological climate brought forth numerous men who were later to become film producer/directors....not only well known among their peers, but becoming internationally famous, iconic in some cases. A few names: David O.Selznick, Vittoria de Sica, Anatole Litvak, Harold Schuster, William Wyler, Darryl F. Zanuck - and there are others. Composer for musical theatre, Richard Rodgers, writers Ogden Nash and John Steinbeck, aviator Charles Lindbergh, TV personality Ed Sullivan, astrologers Grant Lewi and Carl Payne Tobey, and photographer Ansel Adams are also of this excellent vintage. SEE HERE for more.

Positions of the outer planets contributed to this vintage cornucopia of talent. Pluto lay between 17 and 19 Gemini, Neptune between 29 Gemini and 3 Cancer, Uranus between 18 & 20 Sagittarius. For a good part of the year Pluto (and sometimes Neptune) opposed Uranus in Sagittarius. An outer planet Gemini-Sagittarius dynamic in their astro-bloodlines would likely have laid a fertile base for future communication (Gemini) of a variety of talents to the masses (Sagittarius).

As well as being a fertile year for the arts many events of 1902 reflect the Uranus/Pluto/Neptune dynamic: several "firsts" and inventions (Uranus); an earthquake and a couple of volcanic eruptions, and a discovery relating to radioactivity (Pluto); a couple of events relating to cinema history (Neptune)

Feb 21st - Dr Harvey Cushing, 1st US brain surgeon, does his 1st brain operation

Mar 10th - Earthquake destroys Turkish city of Tochangri

Mar 18th - Enrico Caruso becomes 1st well-known performer to make a record

Mar 10th - A United States court of appeals rules that Thomas Edison did not invent the movie camera.

Apr 2nd - 1st motion picture theater opens: "Electric Theatre", the first full-time movie theater in the United States, Los Angeles, California.

Apr 13th - J C Penney opens his 1st store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.

Apr 14th - Marie & Pierre Curie isolated the radioactive element radium.

Apr 18th - Denmark is 1st country to adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals.

May 7th - Soufriere volcano on St Vincent kills 2-5,000.

May 8th - Mt Pelee erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000.

May 15th - Lyman Gilmore is 1st person to fly a powered craft.

May 17th - Greek archaeologist Valerios Stais discovers the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient mechanical analog computer.

Jun 9th - 1st Automat restaurant opens (818 Chestnut St, Phila).

Jun 10th - Patent for window envelope granted to H F Callahan.

1902: With human comfort the last thing on his mind, a young mechanical engineer completes the schematic drawings for what will be the first successful air-conditioning system.

Sep 2nd - "A Trip To The Moon," the 1st science fiction film released

Auguste Rodin finished his famous sculpture The Thinker in 1902:


Anonymous said...

Very interesting post,T. What you say about given years is equally true for given centuries: 15 - the Renaissance, 17 - human liberties and the beginning of modern times.

Twilight said...

Anonymous/Gian Paul ~~ Thanks. :-)

Yes, I agree. If we "back-off" and look at sets or groups of events from a greater time distance, another version of the same kind of patterning emerges.

James Higham said...

Mar 10th - A United States court of appeals rules that Thomas Edison did not invent the movie camera.

That's an interesting one.

Twilight said...

James ~~ Yes - thereby hangs quite a tale I guess. A quick search brought up:

" However, in 1902, the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that although Thomas Edison had patented the Kinetograph, he only owned rights to the sprocket system that moved perforated film through the camera, not the entire concept of the movie camera"

anyjazz said...

Kind of hard to ignore, isn't it?

GOod post!

Twilight said...

anyjazz ~~~ Ta! I think it shows that "something is happening, but we don't know what it is, do we Mr........?" ;-)