At 38 minutes of age, April’s youngest calf stood successfully. A few tries to get the hang of it were enough for me to realize I was catching my breath in anticipation his learning to balance on the spindly little legs on which he will make his way in life.
Now imagine this: I live perhaps 30 minutes from Harpursville where this new calf was born. I didn’t hear the time of birth locally–through confirmation with a cousin–until after; I saw Lynda Hill‘s Facebook posting from Australian News and the words, “UPDATE: Baby giraffe born at 9:53 am!”
Although it’s a bit challenging to read the chart of a baby giraffe (perhaps because I’ve never read an animal’s chart before!), I’ll give a few basics aside from mentioning that giraffes are the animals seen in the 12th house, not in the 6th as small pets are–and no, not even their babies. It seems a bit silly to think his chart has an anaretic (the last degree of a sign) rising in Mercury-ruled Gemini. But major changes tend to come with anaretic degrees, and they appear to be what we’ll see in this little guy’s life–if theres a way to follow him after he moves to his new home wherever that may be in a few months. I’m sure giraffes have a means of communication, but I haven’t a clue how they do.
But Mercury isn’t only the ruler of the Ascendant (rising), it’s also ruler of the chart. But with a Mars-ruled Aries Sun (forming an out-of-sign conjunction to Mercury in Venus-ruled Taurus) and a Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius Moon, this will be an active and public life for the little guy, and it seems like he’ll enjoy the attention. Neptune at the apex of the chart squares the natal 6th house Moon. But Neptune isn’t only about confusion, delusion, illusion or even imagination. Neptune points to the spiritual side of life. Now consider that as you remember all of those of us who witnessed this incredible birth this morning in upstate New York although the video was international. We are all beautifully and wondrously linked to this moment through pretty much a spiritual bond with this little guy because we were there to witness the moment he greeted the world. Is it any wonder why he has a Sagittarius Moon? Sagittarius rules the 9th house and international matters. How much more ideal a placement than this?
While Mom–April–had all of the attention for the last roughly 15 months prior to his birth, he’ll be taking the international spotlight now. People will have their thoughts about where he’ll go from here, of course, but we’re likely to know. He has an independent Eastern dominance with a 4th quadrant above-the-horizon emphasis that says he’ll be public and comfortable, if it comes to that, on center stage. Take note of that 11th house Sun semisextile to 12th house Mars as it forms a lovely Resonant Blooming Undecaquartisextile at 10 Scorpio 52 in the 5th house. It would seem his whole life will be public from the first moments of birth, I’ll hazard to say this is one giraffe we’re all likely to follow for years to come!
Welcome to the world, little guy! Eventually you’ll be known by your own name instead of as “April’s calf;” but to those of us in upstate New York, you’ll be forever in our hearts first as April’s calf, and soon as the name you’ll be given! You will be loved by millions, little one. Enjoy your life!
Until next time…
‘Cause I want to live like animals
Careless and free like animals
I want to live
I want to run through the jungle
The wind in my hair and the sand at my feet