[STARRYTELLING] The discovery of Uranus and how it changed everything w/ Gemini Brett

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In this StarryTelling episode, Gemini Brett and Amanda ‘Pua’ Walsh discuss…The discovery of Uranus and how it changed everything

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  • Insights on what the cosmology of Astrology was before and after the discovery of Uranus in 1781 by Willam and Carolyn Herschel.
  • Why the discovery of Uranus (originally named George) shifted our awareness and taught us to look beyond what was believed to be the last planet, Saturn.
  • How Astrology is inherently Uranian by teaching us to experience things that are beyond our awareness, and why Gemini Brett says imperfection is part of perfection.

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  1. Bryan Trussler on January 1, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    I know this was broadcast a while ago, but I just got here, so… The name Uranus was suggested within a year of its discovery, yes, but the Brits hung onto George or George’s Star until the 1850s. They wanted either George for the planet or Neptune, as god of the sea. It took the discovery of actual Neptune in the 1840s to displace their obsession with these alternative names. Once actual Neptune showed up, then the Brits “got with the program” and acquiesced on both names. So, yes, decades. (And if you’re wondering why the Brits got so stubborn and ethnocentric about their weight on the whole thing, just remember that Britain was the last Western European country to give up on the Julian Calendar, in 1752, because to count the days the same as everyone else would be admitting that the Pope got something right. Then you can draw a line from that through the whole Uranian controversy, the Metric System and then Brexit and yeah, it’s just who they are — the fly in every ointment.) While we’re on the subject, yes, all the planets are named for Roman gods, except Uranus and maybe Pluto. The Roman name for Uranus was Caelus, the sky god, as in “la ciel” en francais or “o ceu” in Portuguese etc, and our word ceiling. In Church Latin, Caelus became a general word for Heaven, like “in caelo sempiternum” for forever in Heaven etc. Uranus is Ouranos, from the Greek, except we spell it in a latinate way. Same with Pluto, latinate for proper Greek “Psloutas”. The Roman name for the god of the underworld was “dis pater” or the “father down below”, just as “Jupiter” is “Zeus Pater” for the “father on high” — Greek Zeus is the Latin generic “deus” for any god and also the source of “dia” for “day”. Thursday is named for the Scandinavian god of Thunder Thor, but Thursday in French is “jeudi” or Jupiter’s Day, in which both parts of the compound word come from the same source: jeudi = Jeu di, but both jeu and di come from deus as “deus dia” or the “day of the lord” almost, thence Zeus. Demeter is Earth mother, but that’s another whole story. And right around the time that Uranus got named George the famous “madness of king George” began. If someone offers to name a planet after you, the right answer is NO.

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