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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

1850 in San Francisco

Researching for why California enters a Fiscal Crisis today, sending out IOUs to WhoKnowsWhat for Whatevertheydo, I noticed how interesting the year 1850 was in California history. This is the year that San Francisco chartered itself. Because of the Gold Rush suddenly more than 60,000 (white) people were flooding into the city. The events that happened during this year are described here. 1850 is considered the last year of the "Little Ice Age."

San Francisco is an Aries, first City Charter signed on Apr. 15, 1850. This means that San Francisco's Sun is within conjunction of California's natal Saturn, Uranus and Pluto. And Uranus and Pluto were in conjunction with each other at that point. Sort of explains the city's history for Rebellion and Change. During this year alone there were two sets of earthquakes, multiple major fires, all sorts of building and construction and new starts (all that Aries).

And at the end of the year, a Preacher stood up in front of his congregation and announced that there was Sin, terrible Vermin Spirit, in the City. No duh. San Francisco's natal conjunction of Mercury-Sun-Uranus-Pluto in Aries is squaring its Lilith in Capricorn.

(Sort of gives me chills realizing that San Francisco's Big Summer of Love happened in 1967 while there was another conjunction of Uranus to Pluto. This conjunction would have been on or close to San Francisco's Jupiter in Virgo opposition to Neptune in Pisces -- really appropriate.)

1850 is the official ending of the "Little Ice Age." This era peaked between 1645 and 1715 during a time period called the Maunder Minimum. At any rate, just see what happens when you start up a Gold Rush at the end of the Ice Age.

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