Hi Rad, Cat, Linda, and all
Thanks Linda for the references and links. I'm still in the process of analyzing the Uranus NN Gemini Ingress. I felt more context was needed, so I searched for a couple of prior astrological events. I would like to post some brief notes on the Pluto/Neptune/Uranus conjunction that occurred around 5036 BC. I added some quotes with further information on the time period on the footnotes, for anyone who may be interested.
I would like to understand this chart more deeply, and then to analyze other chart which is the Pluto NN Gemini Ingress of 3 Sep 1870 BC, before dealing with the Uranus NN Gemini Ingress.
If anyone has got the charts for prior Pluto/Neptune/Uranus conjunctions, it would be great if you could post them.
If anyone would like to comment on this, participation is welcome.
God Bless, Gonzalo
The Pluto/Neptune/Uranus conjunction of 5036 BC occurred in the Sign of Aquarius. If Solar Fire is working properly, the next triple conjunction of these planets occurred only in 578 BC or so. The Pluto/Neptune/Uranus conjunction lasted for some years. Below is a chart for one of the exact Pluto/Uranus conjunctions, with Pluto/Uranus at 11° Aquarius and Neptune at 16 Aquarius. They are part of a stellium in Aquarius together with the Sun, Juno and Mercury. The date of this chart is 15 March 5036 BC.
The Pluto/Neptune/Uranus conjunction reflects a grand scale revolution in human consciousness and culture at the 5th Millenium BC (1)
. It seems development of agriculture had already started at least some five millennia before this time. It is possible, though, that agriculture was becoming dominant around the 5th millenium BC, and that new technologies were implemented extensively which created massive changes in the economy and overall way of life in the long term. Domestication of seed plants in the Neolithic revolution, irrigation, and organized labor (which had also existed in nomadic cultures much earlier), would, in the long run, translate in an increased food production, allowing for growth of population (2)
. This process, though, took several millennia to take hold. It seems nomads and pastoralists preferred their richer and more varied diet, which also required much less work to be obtained. Population did not grow for several millennia as a consequence of agriculture. New types of diseases developed because of the new type of food. A genetic adaptation within the species was demanded by the new diet in order for large groups of people to become primarily dependent on grains, and to develop new antigens in the blood stream (Pluto/Neptune conjunct in Aquarius, NN Neptune in Taurus-survival- ruled by Venus at 29° Pisces; Saturn in Aries square the nodes, Mars in Scorpio square Pluto/Neptune) (3)
Regulation of labor dictated the need for organization and discipline. Increased complexity of networking set the basis for hierarchical power, and for the use of repression and violence. Agriculture set in notion desires for accumulation of land and production stock, which become equivalent of social status and power. Accumulation demanded new technologies and mathematics and written language needed to develop in connection with stock accounting and commerce; also form hydraulics and engineering.
These changes in the economy will translate in changes in the family structure (Moon’s nodes in Capricorn/Cancer) because of the males agriculturalists desires to have wife and children to provide labor hand, and further, to be able to inherit land from the father and then pass it on to the male descendent. The widespread use of baked clay allowed for storage and accumulation, and later for writing tables (Saturn in Aries square the nodes) (4)
. Monogamous family existed before this time, but the pressures to conform to this structure ought to have become very intense during this transition to agriculturalism. The repressive nature of this type of family structure will be a cause on itself for emotional distortions that will lead to increasing violence and wars in the centuries and millennia to come. In turn, increased production, larger population within an ordered social structure made possible by means of accumulation of grains, linked with desires to secure and expand borders, will later translate in the formation of empires (Saturn/Moon in Aries square the Capricorn/Cancer Moon’s nodes, Mars Scorpio square Pluto/Uranus/Neptune).
It seems that some debate has taken place about the Goddess connection with agriculture. It seems clear that nomadic cultures before the Neolithic and agricultural revolutions worshipped the Goddess and the sacredness of the Earth as life-giver. Some have proposed, based on the abundance of Goddess statues and figurines at early agricultural places such as Catal Huyuk, that women controlled most of the early economy, and culture and religion, based on agriculture. In the Pluto/Neptune/Uranus conjunct chart, however, we can see both evolutionary intentions for the species to recover original/matriarchal roots (Aquarius) and at the same time, the basis for a dramatic advance of patriarchy. This occurred during the Sagittarius sub-age of the Gemini Age, thus, the interplay between beliefs based on natural law and man-made beliefs. At same time, the interplay between nomadic forms of life, and living in villages and cities. With the Saturn in Aries square the nodes, we can see the impact on agriculturalists of pastoralists of the kurgan hypothesis type which would come from the East in later centuries. However, at the same time, the Pluto/Neptune/Uranus conjunct in Aquarius, with the NN of Neptune being in Taurus conjunct Ceres, and the Pluto conjunction being trine the NN of Ceres in Gemini, we can see that this was a time when the ancient religion of the Goddess would have revived though the fertility rites connected with agriculture: a religious and spiritual revolution. Notes
(1) 5th Millenium BC:
Badari culture on the Nile (c. 4400 BC–4000 BC)
• Comb Ceramic culture (also endured the 6th, 4th)
• Maykop culture
• Yangshao culture
• Merimde culture on the Nile (c. 4570 BC–4250 BC)
• Predynastic Egypt
• Proto-Austronesian culture is based on the south coast of China. They combine extensive maritime technology,fishing with hooks and nets and gardening. (c. 5000 BC)
• Samara culture
• Sredny Stog culture
• Lengyel culture in eastern Europe
• Ubaid culture
• Cycladic culture—a distinctive Neolithic culture amalgamating Anatolian and mainland Greek elements arose in the western Aegean before 4000 BC
• Vinča culture (also endured the 6th, 4th, and 3rd millennia)
• Yumuktepe and Gözlükule cultures in south Anatolia
• c. 5000 BC: Pelasgians migrate to the Balkans
• 5000–4500 BC: Għar Dalam phase of Neolithic farmers on Malta, possibly immigrant farmers from the Agrigentoregion of Sicily
• 5000–4000 BC: Bowl, from Banpo, near Xi'an, Shaanxi, is made. Neolithic period. Yangshao culture. It is now kept at Banpo Museum.
• 5000–2000 BC: Neolithic period in China
• 4900–4600 BC: Arrangements of circular ditches are built in Central Europe (the Goseck circle was constructed ca. 4900 BC)
• 4800 BC: Dimini culture replaces the Sesklo culture in Thessaly (4800–4000 BC)
• c. 4500 BC: Settlement of Chirokitia dates from this period
• c. 4500 BC: Ending of Neolithic IA (the Aceramic) in Cyprus
• c. 4350 BC: Kikai Caldera forms in a massive VEI7 eruption.
• 4300 BC: Theta Boötis became the nearest visible star to the celestial north pole. It remained the closest until 3942 BC when it was replaced by Thuban.
• c. 4250–3750 BC: Menhir alignments at Menec, Carnac, France are made
• 4200 BC: Date of Mesolithic examples of Naalebinding found in Denmark, marking spread of technology toNorthern Europe (Bender 1990)
• 4100–3500 BC: New wave of immigration to Malta from Sicily leads to the Żebbuġ and Mġarr phases, and to theĠgantija phase of temple builders
Inventions, discoveries, introductions
• Rice is domesticated in China. Later it is introduced in the Ganges Valley and the rest of Asia (c. 5000 BC).
• Farming reaches Atlantic coast of Europe from Ancient Near East (c. 5000 BC)
• Maize is cultivated in Mexico (c. 5000 BC).
• Proto-writing, such as ideographic Vinča symbols, Tartaria tablets (c. 5000 BC)
• c. 5000 BC, Metallurgy during the Copper Age in Europe
• c. 5000 BC, agriculture starts in Ancient Japan. Beans and gourds are cultivated.
• Plough is introduced in Europe (c. 4500 BC)
• Copper pins dating to 4000 BC found in Egypt
• Water buffalo are domesticated in China
• Beer brewing is developed
• Wheel is developed in Mesopotamia and India
(Wikipedia article on 5th Millenium).
Also, here's a link to another time line, which lists the years of the Pluto/Neptune and Pluto/Uranus conjunctions: http://mirrorh.com/timeline2.html
(2) “Farmers colonized the eastern terminus of the Fertile Crescent, establishing villages in southern Mesopotamia. Although drier than the Levant, the alluvial lowlands near the Persian Gulf are especially suited to irrigation due to the configuration of natural watercourses and the overall topographic setting. Between 7,800 and 5,800 years ago, the local population constructed and managed a growing network of irrigation canals. As the area of irrigated cropland expanded, the population and villages grew in size. Large-scale irrigation was another important step in redesigning the environment that had substantial consequences for the human population. It entailed significant alterations to the physical landscape, not simply to its plant and animal inhabitants, and expanded human knowledge in a new realm: hydrology and water engineering. Moreover, the larger canals eventually acquired another highly important function-facilitating transport and trade among the growing network of communities in the Mesopotamian alluvium (Hoffeker, John. Landscape of the Mind. Human Evolution and Archaeology of Thought).
"If the operative definition of agriculture includes large scale intensive cultivation of land, mono-cropping, organized irrigation, and use of a specialized labour force, the title "inventors of agriculture" would fall to the Sumerians, starting c. 5500 BCE. Intensive farming allows a much greater density of population than can be supported by hunting and gathering, and allows for the accumulation of excess product for off-season use, or to sell/barter. The ability of farmers to feed large numbers of people whose activities have nothing to do with agriculture was the crucial factor in the rise of standing armies. Sumerian agriculture supported a substantial territorial expansion which along with internecine conflict between cities, made them the first empire builders. Not long after, the Egyptians, powered by farming in the fertile Nile valley, achieved a population density from which enough warriors could be drawn for a territorial expansion more than tripling the Sumerian empire in area (…)In Europe, there is evidence of emmer and einkorn wheat, barley, sheep, goats and pigs that suggest a food producing economy in Greece and the Aegean by 7000 BCE. Archaeological evidence from various sites on the Iberian peninsula suggest the domestication of plants and animals between 6000 and 4500 BCE. Céide Fields in Ireland, consisting of extensive tracts of land enclosed by stone walls, date to 5500 BCE and are the oldest known field systems in the world. The horse was domesticated in Ukraine around 4000 BCE. In China, rice and millet were domesticated by 8000 BCE, followed by the beans mung, soy and azuki. In the Sahel region of Africa local rice and sorghum were domestic by 5000 BCE. Local crops were domesticated independently in West Africa and possibly in New Guinea and Ethiopia. Evidence of the presence of wheat and some legumes in the 6th millennium BCE have been found in the Indus Valley. Oranges were cultivated in the same millennium. The crops grown in the valley around 4000 BCE were typically wheat, peas, sesame seed, barley, dates and mangoes (Wikipedia, article on “History of Agriculture”)
(3) “Bioarcheologysts have linked the agricultural transition to a significant decline in nutrition and to increases in disease, mortality, overwork and violence in areas where skeletal remains make it possible to compare human welfare before and after the change” (Joan Coatsworth, quoted in Chistian, David. Maps of Time, an Introduction to Big History).
(4) Wikipedia article on Pottery states: “The earliest history of pottery production in the Near East can be divided into four periods, namely: the Hassuna period (7000-6500 BCE), the Halaf period (6500-5500 BCE), the Ubaid period (5500-4000 BCE), and the Uruk period (4000-3100 BCE). The invention of the potter's wheel in Mesopotamia sometime between 6,000 and 4,000 BCE (Ubaid period) revolutionized pottery production. Specialized potters were then able to meet the expanding needs of the world's first cities. Pottery making began in the Fertile Crescent from the 7th millennium BCE. The earliest forms, which were found at the Hassuna site, were hand formed from slabs, undecorated, unglazed low-fired pots made from reddish-brown clays. Within the next millennium, wares were decorated with elaborate painted designs and natural forms, incising and burnished. By 4000 BCE, the potters wheel was developed. Newer kiln designs could fire wares to 1,050 °C (1,920 °F) to 1,200 °C (2,190 °F) which enabled new possibilities and new preparation of clays. Production was now carried out by small groups of potters for small cities, rather than individuals making wares for a family. The shapes and range of uses for ceramics and pottery expanded beyond simple vessels to store and carry to specialized cooking utensils, pot stands and rat traps. As the region developed new organizations and political forms, pottery became more elaborate and varied. Some wares were made using moulds, allowing for increased production for the needs of the growing populations. Glazing was commonly used and pottery was more decorated.