Urania Day, Celebrating Caroline Hershel

March 16 is the birthday of astronomer Caroline Hershel, sister of Sir William Herschel who is credited with Discovering the maverick planet Uranus on March 13, 1781, by accident. 

URANIA was one of the 9 Muses in Ancient Greece and she ruled ASTRONOMY. There is an asteroid URANIA #30.

His sister Caroline was also a genius astronomer and assisted her brother by grinding and polished the mirrors of their reflecting telescopes by hand and helped him to map the constellations, which made all their important and numerous astronomical discoveries possible. She was well acknowledged during her lifetime. She is also believed to be the creator of the beautiful 32 Urania’s Mirror star chart cards.

Born March 16, 1750 in Hanover Germany.  She was struck by typhus at 10 years old which stunted her growth and she grew no taller than four feet 3 inches. She worked with her brother for many many years and continued on contributing to astronomy until her death. 

She made many significant feminist firsts. “In 1787, she became the first woman—at a time when even men rarely received wages for scientific enterprises—to receive a salary for services to science.  The first woman in England to hold a government position. The first woman to publish scientific findings in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society,The first women to be awarded a Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society (1828), and to be named an Honorary Member of the Royal Astronomical Society (1835, with Mary Somerville). She was also named honorary member of the Royal Irish Academy (1838). The King of Prussia presented her with a Gold Medal for Science on the occasion of her 96th birthday (1846).

To properly acknowledge and honor Caroline Hershel, Urania Day 2021 was launched on her birthday, March 16. The AstroTwins created a page and a campaign to help honor genius woman and to support young girls. https://www.uraniaday.com/

Here is Caroline’s Astrology Chart with No birth time. She is a PISCES with a watery Cancer Moon. The Asteroid Urania is in GEMINI opposite her SATURN PLUTO conjunction

caroline_herschel astrology

Typhus in astrology is connected to the planets Venus, Mars and Saturn according to the Rulership Book by Rex BE. Bills. 

Caroline has VENUS RETROGRADE in ARIES where it is debiliated. MARS is in practical Taurus conjunct to CERES the sign of the Mother. She had the difficult karmic combo of SATURN RETROGRADE conjunct PLUTO Retrogade in SAGITTARIUS. But Saturn Pluto is also very tenacious, and focused and grants long life, until she was 98. Sagittarius is related to higher education and the stars.

Caroline had a GRAND WATER TRINE of the well placed Moon in CANCER conjunct the South Node which means a strong emotional tie to the family, trine MERCURY in PISCES, an intuitive thinker and a compassionate, shy, sensitive woman who worked in the shadows, trine CHIRON in SCORPIO. Caroline was considered deformed. She never married This gave her the ability to do intense research which Astronomy involves. 

LILITH, the outcast or outsider woman is at the 29 critical degree of VIRGO squaring her North Node in CAPRICORN, sign of wordly success and seniors. Lilith also inconjuncts URANUS which was in its home sign of Aquarius and Mercury in PIsces 

Her tombstone inscription reads, “The eyes of her who is glorified here below turned to the starry heavens.”[30] With her brother, she discovered over 2,400 astronomical objects over twenty years.[11] The asteroid 281 Lucretia (discovered 1888) was named after Caroline’s second given name,[32] and the crater C. Herschel on the Moon is named after her.[33] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_Herschel

Asteroid LUCRETIA named in her honor was at 20 GEMINI at her birth square her PISCES SUN.

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