When we put up the original Abdul Bahá chart, one reader noted that since he was born in Persia, their dating system was not Western but Zoroastrian-based. That means that instead of a midnight to midnight calendar day, theirs went from midday to midday.
Upon reflection that makes sense as Zoroastrians, or Zarathustrans (from Friedrich Nietzsche’s book, “Thus Spake Zarathustra”) are a light and fire worshiping religion and see the world in Gnostic terms (though they vastly predate that sect) of light and dark, or as the Orient adopted it into their vernacular yin/yang. Zoroastrianism is considered the oldest monotheistic religion in the world. The late Freddie Mercury of Queen was a Zoroastrian.
Here are the two charts for viewing. You can see which you prefer.
May 22nd Yod…………May 23rd Yod
The major difference between the two charts are the Yod configurations. May 22nd’s is made of up the Moon at 02.27 Leo sextiled the Sun at 01.46 Gemini both planets inconjunct Hades at 11.31 Capricorn. The midpoint, marked by the yellow slash is Apollon 12.46 in Cancer. At the Sun’s point is a Translation of Light as well because
Vulcanus (the red glyph) is right next to the Sun at 05.32 Gemini giving Bah’a excellent good health as well as vitality, and physical strength as well as revolutionary spirit. Vulcanus advances 0°32′ per year making this conjunction lasting all of the Baha’s life. An orbit of Vulcanus around the Sun takes 663 years.
Vulcanus and Cupido
On the other side of the TransNeptunian planet, Vulcanus is Cupido at 29.37 Taurus that bestows upon the Bahia graciousness and ability to get along very well with women. That worked to his advantage particularly in America where 90% of his adherents were female. While Vulcanus has a leisurely orbit, Cupido is the fastest TransNeptunian ‘planets’ and advances 1°23′ per year; its solar orbit takes a mere 262 years — one-third Vulcanus’s.
And then right next to Cupido is Juno at 26.35 Taurus, a degree that suggests material success to those who wait.
That whole group is inconjunct Ceres in the Eleventh House telling us that he uses those gifts in the Fourth and Fifth House to nurture & attract friends who nurture you. As this is in the Eleventh House, naturally ruled by Aquarius, it suggests a desire to make friendship a philosophical model.
The midpoint of this Yod is conjunct the TransNeptunian planet Apollon at 12 Cancer giving Bah’a a magnetic personality, almost Rasputin-like (born 1-12-1869 in Siberia Russia) or Svengalian (the fictional character was created in 1896) charisma. Apollon is the great multiplier of all it touches particularly trade, industry and all peaceful efforts. The glyph is a combination of Jupiter and Gemini, & advances 0°37′ per year, taking 576 years for its solar orbit.
This chart, though just a day away, changes everything. Instead of the Moon Sun sextile, we know have a Moon-Mercury one, and the Translation of Light disappears as well as all the attending asteroids. The Yod apex is still Ceres and the midpoint still at Apollon, but the power of the other TransNeptunians is gone and so this chart is not as charismatic or far-seeing. Here we find someone who is a little more practical.
If this is how you view him then May 23rd, 1844 is the day for you. Marc Edmund Jones and Dan Rudhyar thought so, but we, on the other hand, are going with the 22nd. Arguments? All fine and dandy, we look forward to your post.