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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Lewis & Clark

The upcoming election is reminding me of the last long trip I took in which I drove across the United States and seemed to be constantly crossing paths with the two Presidential Candidates, Bush and Kerry. There were Security and Media Helicopters flying over me and my "rig" a lot of the time. Meanwhile, on the ground I kept ending up on the path of the Lewis & Clark trail. Maybe the little green dots on my Rand McNally just naturally send you on the Lewis & Clark trail, I suppose that makes sense. This was the 200th Anniversary of the trek which is recorded as the first non-Native American trek all the way across the Continent. Wikipedia says some Canadian did it 10 years before this. Why don't we know about this? Don't the Canadians have P.R. persons? At any rate, I got to pass many of the pig farms, corvette conventions, Wal-Marts and Indian Medicine Wheels that Meriwether and Bill got to pass.

What am I talking about here? Oh yeah, briefly looked at the charts of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Turns out they were both Leos born while Pluto was in Capricorn and both had Earth Grand Trines between the 3 outer planets. That seems like the perfect aspect for two Generals to have who were the first non-Native Americans to cross the Land. Their progressed Suns were in conjunction with the Grand Trine during their expedition.

Both Lewis & Clark had planets predominantly in Earth and Fire signs. Clark had nothing in Air and Lewis had singleton Uranus in Air. The little Water they had were in Cancer with Clark's singleton Mercury conjunct Lewis' Venus. That's a pleasant combination for two Leo Generals to have who need to bark orders. At least they could do it kindly to each other. When the expedition began the transiting South Node was conjunct this synastry conjunction.

Meriwether Lewis

b. Aug. 18, 1774 Charlottesville, VA

Sun 26 Leo; Moon Capricorn NN 14 Virgo


William Clark

b. Aug. 1, 1770 Not sure where

Sun 20 Leo; Moon Sagittarius; NN 4 Sagittarius


Began trip, Aug. 21, 1803 11:00 am Pittsburgh, PA

Began Return trip, Mar. 23, 1806

Return to St. Louis, MO, Sept. 23, 1806


Lewis' Sun in Leo with Moon in Capricorn is the signature for a General. Same as Napolean, even with the Grand Trine. Lewis' Grand Trine was really huge and may have included his Moon which may have been conjunct Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto trines Jupiter 16 Taurus (and also Uranus at 2 Gemini) on one side and a conjunction of Saturn-Neptune in Virgo on the other side.

In 1803 when the expedition started, Lewis' progressed Sun was at 25 Virgo conjunct his natal Saturn-Neptune. His progressed Mercury was conjunct natal North Node at 14 Virgo. And his progressed Venus was at 28 Leo just passed n. conjunction of Sun-Mercury. Great aspects for taking a long walk across the Country.

Clark's Sun in Leo with Sagittarius Moon and North Node is great for an Adventurer. His Moon may also have been conjunct his Jupiter at 15 Sagittarius Rx. His Progressed Sun was at 12 Virgo conjunct his Natal Venus-Neptune conjunction and hooking into his Grand Trine (Pluto in Capricorn trine Neptune-Venus in Virgo trine Uranus in Taurus).

The chart for the trip, stated on Wikipedia as having been begun at 11:00 am shows Sun at 8 Virgo, 13 Scorpio Rising with Neptune in the 1st House and the Nodal Axis conjunct the MC-IC axis also conjunct Venus at the MC and Moon at the IC. They were guided by Sacagewea during this trip and sent a live Prairie Dog to Thomas Jefferson. A really nifty aspect in this chart is the unaspected conjunction in Libra of Mars, Jupiter and Uranus in the 11th House ((by Ptolomaic aspect, many minor aspects). This seems to express the unbounded optimism and sense of adventure that would be necessary for setting out to unknown places.

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