Beatles release Beatles also dubbed the White Album, the group’s only double album. It was called the White Album because it did not have any text or graphics on it, only the word “Beatles” on a plain white backdrop.
Many of the songs in the double album showcase experimentation with music from a hodgepodge of unexpected genres including 1930s dance hall music and chamber music. At the time, the usage of these diverse styles into one album was pretty unprecedented on the pop music scene. Most of the songs were reportedly inspired during transcendental meditation sessions with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Rishikesh, India in the spring of 1968.
John Lennon’s female companion and artistic collaborator, Yoko Ono, was also present with him for the first time in the recording studio for the production of the album, something that would later become more and more commonplace.
When the White Album was released on Nov. 22nd, Expansive Jupiter in Artistic Libra was tightly conjunct Genius Uranus in the sky, with Uranus serving as a chief instigator of the Counterculture in the 60s. Mental Mercury was also conjunct Mystical Neptune, who was seriously meditating away with the Maharishi, too, in Probing Scorpio. Energizer Mars in Creative Libra was also exactly square to Libra’s ruler Venus in Business Capricorn, another indicator of artistic expression.
With Dream Big Jupiter conjoined Rebel Uranus, there is often a deep need to “experiment” and “change things up.” Perhaps why we have the merging of the different musical genres on the double album. Uranus symbolizes the wacky scientist experimenting in the laboratory. Too, with Jupiter-Uranus, Jupiter characteristically acts as a big cheerleader for the latter, goading him on in his constant quest for “new significant breakthroughs.”
The Illuminating Sun had also just entered Adventurous Sagittarius that day, just like today. It was harmoniously sextile to both Jupiter and Uranus, acting as a “trigger” to that planetary duo’s more “non-traditional” or “oddball” brand of creativity.
We also have Jupiter conjunct Uranus again now, this time in Neptune-ruled Pisces, a creative sign also associated with musical and artistic achievement. Just last week, with Jupiter getting ready to station direct in Pisces, Apple announced that its iTunes service would start selling Beatles music. Interestingly, too, when the White Album was being recorded, the Beatles were simultaneously debuting their new “Apple Corps,” a multimedia business enterprise. Seems what goes around, comes around.
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“I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich.” Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford
“Cosmic Word of The Day”: Rich
Definition: 1) having wealth or great possessions; abundantly supplied with resources, means, or funds; wealthy 2) of great value or worth; valuable; a rich harvest
Origin: before 900; ME; OE rice (adj.) << Celtic; c. G reich wealthy; akin to L rex, Skt rajan king
Very old, rich relatives.
We’re wondering if we maybe have any that we don’t know about.
But, how do we contact them and quickly make their acquaintance?
Before it’s too late.
That’s part of what’s weighing on our minds today, at the very deepest, internal, cellular level of our beings, as we go into Day Two of the “Money-Hungry” Taurus Moon.
We have very cool cosmic energy, for the next few days, for checking out our genealogy, and matters of our familial past, both individually and collectively. All these areas are astrologically noted by Cancer the Crab, the official zodiacal sign of home and family.
The steady Taurus Moon is deftly honing in on this sentimental Cancerian energy. The maternal Moon’s rays are also well-supported by energetic Mars in investigative Virgo coming into a positive 60 degree relationship with the paternal Cancerian Sun.
Young Child, and Sensitive Thought-Keeper Mercury, is also in homebody Cancer and applying to a keen sextile to nostalgic “Father Time” Saturn, who is now meticulously tucked away at the very end of chaste and pure Virgo, quietly spending his days looking at old family photo albums, while simultaneously reflecting, “Where has all the time gone?”
Additionally, Sunday’s powerful Solar eclipse is intensely steeped in the parameters of the past, falling as it does at 20 degrees of Cancer.
It seems rather fitting that such a potent figure from the past, Queen Elizabeth II, who is a gracious, elegant Taurus native and a notable member of the upper crust, as part of theBritish Royal Family, should pay a short, but celebrated visit to America in the midst of all this very rich, Taurus-Cancerian cosmic energy.
“Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.” Queen Elizabeth II.
Famous Cancerian Birthdays July 7th: Michelle Kwan (29), Ringo Starr (70)
“What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life – to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.” George Eliot.
For many of us, The Beatles sort of feel like part of our extended family. Their enduring music has almost always been there for us, forming a supportive and protective backdrop for our daily lives. They’re part of our rich family legacy of collective, Cancerian memories.
Happy Birthday, Ringo! May you have many more. Both you and Paul. Peace and love!
Enjoy your Wednesday, everybody!
Let me know how you make out digging up that rich family tree.
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