Sunday, January 09, 2005


Astrologers believe that people whose birthdays fall between December 22 and January 19 are born under the sun sign of Capricorn. The planet Saturn rules Capricorn, which is an earth sign.

According to astrologers, Capricorns have responsible, disciplined, practical, methodical, cautious, serious, and sometimes pessimistic natures. Capricorns believe that anything worth having is worth working hard for, and they assign the highest value to things won through the hardest work. Typical Capricorns are aloof and shy, sometimes even awkward, because they stay so focused on responsibility. To them life is serious business, and they sometimes have difficulty relaxing and having fun. Because of this, Capricorns may be lonely.

Astrologers believe that Capricorns respect power, authority, structure, tradition, and old things whose value and durability are tested by time. Capricorns are ambitious, and they typically are not satisfied unless they have reached a level of power and authority. They have a deep need for security, especially financial, and often will work very hard to get rich. Professions traditionally associated with Capricorn include banking; government, big business, and other situations with power hierarchies; mining; farming; and construction.

Really famous Capricorns are Jesus and Elvis.

And of course, there is Richard Nixon, who was born on this day, which makes him a pretty famous Capricorn.

I don't know about the respect power, authority, and structure thing though.

I guess if you "are the power and the authority", you can pretty much do anything you need to do in order to maintain that power.

The first time I ever saw Richard Nixon was in 1968.

I was impressed mostly by how short he was.

Ah but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.

The United Nations is also a Capricorn. It opened its headquarters on this day in New York in 1951. I suppose you could argue that it is a Scorpio because United Nations Day is October 24.

It was in 1945 when representatives of 50 countries met in San Francisco at the United Nations Conference on International Organization to draw up the United Nations Charter. Those delegates deliberated on the basis of proposals worked out by the representatives of China, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States. (the winners)

That Charter was signed on June 26th, 1945 by the representatives of the 50 countries. Poland, which was not represented at the Conference, signed it later and became one of the original 51 Member States. But, as I mentioned earlier, the UN officially came into existence on October 24, 1945, when the Charter was ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and by a majority of other signatories.

Using the charter signing date, the UN is a Cancer. But that seems like a conception /birth thing to me. Otherwise I would be a Capricorn like my x x. The ratification date seems arbitrary at best, so I'm sticking with the date that it opened its doors.

Except for blaming the UN for getting it right on the WMD in Iraq, there is a virtual news block in this country on the UN and its activities. If you would like to see what they really do, try watching their webcast here. It's bound to be better than cable.

The forerunner of the United Nations was the League of Nations (UN I), an organization conceived during the first World War, and established in 1919 under the Treaty of Versailles.

Its job, "to promote international cooperation and to achieve peace and security."

The League (UN I) ceased its activities after failing to prevent the Second World War.

Now there are 191 member states in UN II, with the most recent nations admitted being Palua, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Switzerland. (talk about a hold out)

If Tonga and Tuvulu can join UN II, maybe earthfamilyalpha can join UN III.

We just need one of those country extension domains,

Like the Palistinians have.

Since they have no land,

They may already be the first cyberstate.

And yes, George Bush, the US, and my brother

are all Cancers.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the UN is a cancer too.

4:40 PM  
Blogger oZ said...

Perhaps I should ask a real astrologer what they think.

7:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for the UN link to their webcasting. I had no idea that I could watch a security council meeting.

1:16 PM  
Blogger oZ said...

The UN webcast is certainly a different background noise to have. Makes CNN seem totally silly. Fox is not even worth mentioning.

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kofi Annan is one of the world's statesmen right now. no wonder we want to dump him.

9:54 PM  

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