Our header picture is from LadyBird John’s Wildlife Center in Austin, Texas.

The charts favor graduation parties (Uranus in the eighth house, end of one career line as another appears in children’s and family’s lives (5th house stellium).

austinSunday in Austin

  • Jun 24, 2018 4:08 AM Venus biquintile Saturn
  • Jun 24, 2018 2:23 PM Sun biquintile Mars
  • Moon in Scorpio & sextile Pluto & trine Mercury
  • Jupiter is in Scorpio until November 8th.


2018-06-24_5-36-46Monday in Amarillo

  • Jun 25, 2018 1:19 PM Venus at 13 Leo 41 &  square Jupiter at 13 Scorpio 41
  • Moon is in Sagittarius and sextile Mars

el paso.pngTuesday in El Paso, Texas

  • Jun 26, 2018 8:42 PM Pluto is quintile the Asteroid Chiron to the Moon in Sagittarius and also trine Venus with a  square to Neptune.
  • Mars stations retrograde at 09 Aquarius 13  1 That reads as the ninth degree of Aquarius and thirteen minutes  but symbolically refers to Aquarius 10.  in the fifth house of Aquarius.
  • It will remain retrograde until August 27th when it stations direct at 28 Capricorn.
  • During this time Mars will appear to the eye to be going backwards. 
    •  In reality no planet has a backwards orbit. 
    • Retrogradation is a visual distortion because of the angle of the sky to our line of sight.      
    • Mars goes retrograde for 58-81 days every two years.

june 27.pngWednesday in Houston


  • Jun 27, 2018 9:28 AM Sun at 5 Cancer 51 opposition Saturn 5 Capricorn
  • Jun 27, 2018 2:42 PM Sun at 6 Cancer 04 semi-sextile True Node 6 Leo 04
  • Jun 27, 2018 11:41 PM Venus at 16 Leo 28 quincunx Neptune 16 Pisces 28
  • The Strawberry full moon, named such because it is an indicator of the best time to pick the fruit.

june 28.pngThursday at McAllen AFB, McAllen Texas

  • Jun 28, 2018 7:19 PM Venus at 17 Leo 24  sesquiquadrate Chiron 2 Aries 24

june 29.pngFriday at Odessa, Texas

  • June 29, 2018
    Moon in Aquarius; Mercury goes into Leo and everyone is more expressive than usual
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Saturday in Dallas

June 30, 2018

  •  Jun 30, 2018 12:35 AM Mercury at 1 Leo 28 is sesquiquadrate Neptune 16 Pisces 28
  • Jun 30, 2018 9:01 AM  Mercury at 1 Leo 59 square Uranus 1 Taurus 59
  • Jun 30, 2018 4:10 PM  Mercury at 2 Leo 25 trine Chiron 2 Aries 25
  • Jun 30, 2018 7:29 PM  Sun at 9 Cancer 07 quincunx Mars 9 Aquarius 07

History of Austin via the Encyclopaedia Britannica 1911

Austin is the capital of Texas, U.S.A., and the county-seat of Travis county.  It lies on the N. bank of the Colorado river, near the centre of the state and about 145 m. W.N.W. of Houston. Its population in 1890 was  14,575 but by 1900 was  22,258.  By 2016 the population was almost a million at 947,890.  Houston is the largest city in the state at 2.2 million.

The city is built on high bluffs 40-120 ft. above the Colorado river, and  spanned by a bridge, built in 1874.

A big state capitol

The Texas State Capitol, a handsome building of red Texas granite, with a dome 318 ft. high, cost more than $3 ,500,000, and stands in a square in the centre of the city. It was built (1881-1888) by Chicago capitalists for a land grant of 3,000,000 acres. It is in the form of a Greek cross, with an extreme length of 556.5 ft. and an extreme width of 288.8 ft.

Next to the National Capitol at Washington, the Texas state capitol is the largest capitol building in the United States, and it claims to be one of the ten largest buildings in the world c 1911.

Reuben Lovinggood

Dr. Reuben Lovinggood, First President of Samuel Huston College

Austin has  state institutions and asylums for the insane, the blind, the coloured deaf and blind; the state school for the deaf and dumb;

  • the state Confederate home; the Confederate woman’s home (1907; for wives and widows of Confederate soldiers and sailors), maintained by the Daughters of the Confederacy;
  • St Mary’s Academy (Roman Catholic, under the supervision of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, founded 1875, chartered 1886);
  • St Edward’s College (Roman Catholic, chartered 1885);
  • the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Presbyterian Church, South), opened in 1902 by the Synod of Texas, and after 1905 partly controlled by the Synod of Arkansas;
  • Tillotson College (a negro school under Congregational control, founded by the American Missionary Association, chartered in 1877, and opened in 1881);
  • and Samuel Huston College (for negroes; Methodist Episcopal; opened in 1900 and named in honour of an Iowan benefactor). Its first president was Reuben Shannon Lovinggood, a black man with a doctorate in education.  Alas there is no record of his birth date so a chart could not be made.

Austin and Business

Austin is the principal trade and jobbing centre for central and western Texas, and is an important market for livestock, cotton, grain and wool, and has extensive manufactories of flour, cotton-seed oil, leather goods, lumber and wooden ware; the value of the factory product in 1905 was $1,569,353, being 105.2% more than in 1900. The city owns and operates its water-supply system.

Damming Texas

In 1890-1893 one of the largest dams in the world was built.  It is  an immense structure of granite masonry, 1200 ft. long, 60-70 ft. high, and 18 to 66 ft. thick, to cross the Colorado 2 m. above the city to supply water and power, and in doing so created a reservoir (Lake M’Donald) that is about 30 m. long.  Freshets in the spring of 1900, however, undermined the wall, and on the 7th of April the dam broke with a resulting loss of several lives and about $1,000,000 worth of property. They projected the rebuilding of the dam finished in 1907.

Stephen_Austin_and_dogStephen Austin and dog

Waterloo for the  Republic of Texas

Austin was first settled in 1838 and named Waterloo, but in 1839,  it was chosen as the site of the capital of the Republic of Texas because of its central location and renamed in honour of Stephen Fuller. Austin, one of its founders and considered the “Father of Texas.”

Under the influence of General Sam Houston the capital was for a time moved from Austin to Houston, but they passed in 1845 a government ordinance making Austin the capital.  It has remained the state capital since then.


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    That reads as the ninth degree of Aquarius and thirteen minutes  but symbolically refers to Aquarius 10. 
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