This week: April 29 – May 5 2018 Sacramento California


Sunday April 29, 2018

  • Sun trine Saturn 6:03AM EDT,
  • Full Moon 8:58PM EDT at 9°Scor38′ Trop,
  • Mercury quincunx Poseidon 11:25PM EDT

 

Monday April 30, 2018

  • Venus contra-parallel Saturn 2:05AM EDT,
  • Sun sextile Kronos 7:23AM EDT,
  • Venus parallel Hades 1:33PM EDT,
  • Mars parallel Cupido 1:40PM EDT,
  • Sun square Ceres 5:26PM EDT and square the nodes 7:06PM EDT

 

Tuesday May 1, 2018

  • Mars square Eris 4:39AM EDT,
  • Mercury contra-parallel Pallas 6:28AM EDT,
  • Jupiter sextile Black Moon 11:34AM EDT,
  • Venus contra-parallel Mars 6:57PM EDT
    • and quincunx Saturn 10:24PM EDT

 

Wednesday May 2, 2018

  • Venus contra-parallel Cupido 00:04AM EDT,
    Pluto sextile Hygeia 2:38AM EDT,
  • Mercury parallel Chiron 3:53PM EDT,
  • Jupiter quincunx Pallas 7:25PM EDT

Thursday May 3, 2018

  • Venus trine South Node 2:46AM EDT,
  • Sun opposes Poseidon 3:43AM EDT,
  • Sun contra-parallel Poseidon 4:36AM EDT,
  • Mercury leaves its post retrograde shadow 3:30PM EDT,
  • Venus parallel Kronos 3:39PM EDT
    • and sextile Ceres 7:16PM EDT

Friday May 4, 2018 Sun contra-parallel Jupiter 10:31PM EDT

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Venus out of bounds at 12:oo in Pasadena.

Saturday May 5, 2018

  • Venus quincunx Poseidon 2:13AM EDT,
  • Mercury opposes Zeus 5:54AM EDT and quincunx Jupiter 7:04AM EDT,
  • Venus goes out of bounds 11:32:57AM EDT at 13°Ge16’Trop
    • Most Out of  Bounds planets occur in either Gemini or Cancer (Northern declination) or in  Sagittarius and Capricorn (Southern declination).  It is more  likely to occur around the solstices than any other time of the year.

Sunday May 6, 2018

  • Mercury square Black Moon 2:07AM EDT,
  • Jupiter trine Astraea 2:29AM EDT,
  • Sun sextile Neptune 9:56AM EDT,
  • Pluto quincunx Pallas 10:39AM EDT,
  • Mercury contra-parallel Astraea 3:18PM EDT


The history of Sacramento per the Encyclopaedia Brittanica, 1911

The city site is level (formerly in many parts were 5 ft. below flood- level of the river) and is about 30 ft. above sea-level, and the street plan is rectangular. The business quarter has been filled in, and levees have been built along the Sacramento and American rivers. The climate is mild: the average annual temperature is 60-5 F.  The average temperatures for the winter months, 48-3; for spring, 59-5; for summer, 71-7; for autumn, 61-5; average rainfall, 19-94 in.; average number of clear days per annum, 244 though by 2017 that had changed to 188 making it the 78th most sunny place in America.

There is a state library of 140,000 volumes in the capitol; connected with it are travelling libraries sent out through the rural districts of the state. In Sacramento are the large state printing establishment, in which, in addition to other books and documents, text-books for the entire state school system are printed; the College of the Christian Brothers, Howe’s Academy, Atkinson’s Business College, St Joseph’s Academy, the Stanford-Lathrop Memorial Home for Friendless Girls (1900), under the Sisters of Mercy, two other orphanages, the Southern Pacific Railway Hospital (1868), the Mater Misericordiae Hospital (1895, Sisters of Mercy), Wentworth Hospital, a City Receiving Hospital (1884), the Marguerite Home (for old ladies), the Mater Misericordiae Home (1895, Sisters of Mercy) and the Peniel Rescue Home (1899).

Just outside the city limits is the State Agricultural Pavilion, with race track and livestock exhibition grounds (where the State Agricultural Society holds its annual “State Exposition” in September). The city has a large wholesale trade. Its prosperity rests upon that of the splendid Sacramento Valley, a country of grain and fruit farms, along whose eastern side lie the gold-producing counties of the state. It is the centre of the greatest deciduous fruit region of California, and shipped about 11,000 car-loads east of the Rocky Mountains in 1909. Sacramento derives electric power from Folsom, on the American river, 22 m. away, ind from Colgate, on the Yuba river, 119 m. distant.

The manufacturing interests of the city are large and varied: the city’s manufactures include flour (1905, value $1,172,747), lumber, distilled liquors, canned and preserved vegetables and fruits, packed meats, cigars and harness.

In 1905 the total value of the factory product was $10,319,416. In 1909 the assessed valuation of the city was about $30,400,000, and the bonded indebtedness about $1,100,000. The city owns its own water system, which has a capacity of 22 million gallons daily, and is a financial success.

==============The Sutter Find

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Image of New Helvetia (Switzerland) and its fort.

 

In 1839 John Augustus Sutter (1803-1880), a Swiss military officer, was allowed to erect a fort on the then frontier of California, on the present site of Sacramento. He became a Mexican official (1840), and in 1841 obtained from the Mexican government a grant of 11 square leagues of land. Sutter’s fort, or as he called it “New Helvetia ” (a reproduction of which, with a historical museum, in Fort Sutter Park, is one of the objects of interest in the city), was on the direct line of overland immigration from the East. This was purposely selected by Sutter to made the most profit.

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The Coloma River

After The discovery of gold in 1848, made on Sutter’s land, near the Coloma River, about 45 m. E.N.E. of Sacramento, several rival towns were started also.  Fortune favoured the name of Sacramento, instead of Suttertown, because the name had already been applied to the fort.  It was adopted in 1848. The first sale of town lots was in January 1849 and with it,  the movement for the organization of a state government so California as a state could be adopted into the greater Union.

Today, Sacramento  has one of the highest median property taxes in the United States making it the  359th  highest out of the 3143 counties ranked at 2,025 for 325G.

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