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Fun with eclipses and asteroids

On Monday, a few hours after a solar eclipse in Libra, Bush announced his appointment of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court – an appointment that seems to have pleased practically no one. Not surprising, really, given that the eclipse, at 10.19 Libra (the sign that rules judges), conjoined Saturn and squared the Sun in the (Sibley) chart for the U.S. What is pretty amazing, though, is that on Monday, asteroid Harriet (1744) was at 8.46 Libra, only 1.5 degrees from the eclipse point.

Look for interesting developments around the 17th, when a lunar eclipse at 24.13 Aries squares the U.S. Mercury Rx/Pluto opposition.