This past week, New Horizons flew by Pluto and started sending clear photos back to earth. Forty-six years ago this week, a similar ‘earth-shaking’ event took place.
The moon is a moving target. It travels around the earth at more than 2,000 miles per hour. During Apollo 11’s three-day journey, the moon moved more than 165,000 miles. Therefore, the spacecraft was aimed at a spot in space 165,000 miles ahead of the moon – and it had to reach this spot at exactly the same time that the moon did.
Apollo 11 lifted off launch pad 39A at Cape Kennedy at 9:32 a.m. (Eastern Daylight-Saving Time) on July 16, 1969. On board were Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. (Buzz) Aldrin, Jr.
At 1:45 p.m. (EDST) on July 20, 1969 the Lunar Module (LM) Eagle, with Armstrong and Aldrin aboard, separated from the spacecraft Columbia. By 4:17 p.m. of the same day, the Eagle landed on the moon on the rocky plain called the Sea of Tranquility. At 10:56 p.m. Armstrong set foot as the first man on the moon, stating,
“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
Later, at 11:14 p.m., Aldrin joined Armstrong on the moon’s surface in order to collect lunar samples and set up scientific experiments. Aldrin described the view of the moon from the surface as “magnificent desolation.” At 12:50 p.m. on July 24, 1969, Apollo 11 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean.
Sun 28 Cancer 11′
Moon 11 Libra 25′
North Node 23 Pisces 58′
Mercury 26 Cancer 26′
Venus 15 Gemini 21′
Mars 2 Sagittarius 49′
Jupiter 0 Libra 47′
Saturn 8 Taurus 7′
Uranus 0 Libra 42′
Neptune 26 Scorpio 1′
Pluto 23 Virgo 1′
Ascendant 18 Pisces 46′
Midheaven 22 Sagittarius 45′
2nd House 28 Aries 5′
3rd House 28 Taurus 7′
5th House 16 Cancer 23′
6th House 13 Leo 18′
The Human Spirit
This is a very interesting chart. For one thing, it is a bit difficult to erect a chart for an event that happened on the moon. Literally, all aspects that have to do with the moon are null and void because the chart takes the point of view of someone standing at Cape Kennedy, (now Cape Canaveral) Florida, at the time and date specified, and the Ascendant and Midheaven would not apply.
So, except for an inconjunct aspect between Saturn and the Moon, all the remaining planets are in beneficial aspect to each other: altogether there are five conjunctions, eight sextiles and four trines. These aspects, when drawn on the chart, show up as a double-pointed arrow, directed mainly at the Jupiter-Uranus conjunction at 0° Libra in the Seventh House. This is the sign of cosmic reciprocity, of cooperation rather than competition, of consciousness objectified through associations and partnerships. Jupiter is the principle of expansion and growth as expressed in the accumulation of material wealth, but without the miserliness of a marked Saturnian trait; a balance of feeling and thought, of heart and mind, that yields…hopefulness. Uranus gives the perseverance to cope with and conquer material obstacles, yet is subject to sudden changes of attitude; eminently the planet of science and invention, particularly aviation, electricity, and astrology. To me, this conjunction represents NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration), an agency of the United States government established to direct and aid civilian research and development in aeronautics and aerospace technology. Their first target was landing a man on the moon.
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