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Sunday, February 11, 2007

The Laptop Man

So many of the techies fascinate me because they've managed to make a lot of money and to spread a great love of humanity out into the world. I mostly pin this on the Neptune in Libra generation, especially when Neptune's in aspect to Uranus. They've really come into their own now that Neptune and Uranus are very powerful (well, that's not quite the proper word for it, maybe sharing a rapturous communal feeling of love and compassion for each and every little thing) in mutual reception.

I've looked at a couple of charts belonging to this crowd, Craig Newmark & Tim Berners-Lee. Here's another one.

Nicholas Negroponte
b. Dec. 1, 1943 New York City, NY

Sun at 9 Sagittarius, Moon either in Capricorn or Aquarius.

Nicholas Negroponte is trained as an architect and is the Founder/Director of the Media Lab at MIT. He decided a while back that he would figure out a way to get laptop computers to children in developing nations so that they could be connected the Internet and the rest of the world. He promised to make laptops for these kids that would cost only a hundred dollars and it looks like he will be able to get it done for a price tag of $150.00. The computers will have a hand crank and will not have to rely on an external power source for those who are off the grid. Awesome!

Negroponte's chart shows a strong Gemini-Sagittarius opposition of planets. Sun in Sagittarius is opposite Mars and Uranus in Gemini. Mars and Uranus together often show a capacity for technological innovation in the career if hooked into the MC somehow. Gemini and Sagittarius rule education, both lower grade school and higher education. Negroponte teaches at the higher levels and is working to educate young children all over the world. His North Node is in Leo, a sign for teaching and is exactly conjunct Pluto which can show a need to make changes in a big way, Globally, as a life path. His Moon may be conjunct his South Node in Aquarius, this shows a need to take care of the world. Well, this is what he's feel subconsciously compelled to do and which he must learn to balance with his own self-expression and sense of play. His Moon may be involved in a Grand Trine with Neptune in Libra and Uranus in Gemini.

The other Gemini-Sagittarius opposition in Negroponte's chart is Mercury in Sagittarius opposite Saturn in Gemini. A great mind for concentrating, fixing problems, design. This is the boundary for a Boat configuration to a string of sextiles to Venus in Libra sextile Jupiter in Leo to Saturn in Gemini. It endows either a boldness or a foolishness to one's actions (from http://jstroberg.50megs.com/starlogin_us/interp.html#config) . It takes a lot of sextiles to take on these kinds of projects.

It helps that Negroponte's planets are all in Fire and Air Signs. He has Chiron as singleton in Earth and Ceres as singleton in Water. This emphasizes his Teaching skills and desire to nurture. Ceres is in the nurturing sign of Cancer and is out-of-bounds, placing even more emphasis on nurturing. Chiron is squaring both of the Gemini-Sagittarius oppositions so it is very prominent by aspect and as squares show where a person will feel a need to grow and be challenged, this is very important to notice in interpreting his chart.

It's also fun to notice that Negroponte's Mercury is way out-of-bounds in Sagittarius at 25 3' 38". I suppose that Laptops are ruled by Mercury. Mars in Gemini is also out-of-bounds. Communications and Kids.

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