March is a busy month. By the time many of you read this, we’ll already be on the last day of the month and entering more chaos as we approach the two eclipses and the Full Moon, and I haven’t even looked at the New Moon chart. I wanted to do something offbeat because sometimes it’s just a good thing to do. With so few people talking, it seems right to do. I will still go to the New Moon chart since there’s time, but it probably be Tuesday or Wednesday before I get to it. There’s a lot of ground to cover. This thread is just starting, and so many new threads here already! I didn’t expect to do that!
March 13 is an especially busy day in the world of astrology and astronomy. William Herschel–a Scorpio–discovered Uranus in March 13, 1781. And on March 13, 1855, Percival Lowell, who built the famed Lowell Observatory, was born. Lowell, coincidentally, died just three days before the anniversary of Herschel’s birth. And on the day that would have been Lowell’s 75th birthday, Lowell Observatory announced Pluto’s discovery–March 13, 1930.
Percival Lowell’s love of astronomy was evident in his writings as well. In addition to several articles he wrote on Mars, he wrote three books: Mars, published in 1895; Mars and Its Canals, published in 1906, and Mars As the Abode of Life, published in 1908.