WordPress, the Internet site in which you now are residing, was launched on May 27, 2003. That makes WordPress a Gemini with moon in Aries.
Gemini is a mutable air sign, the sign of the twins. Gemini is ruled by Mercury and is about communication and short-distance travel. Mercury is the wing-footed messenger of the gods. It is important to remember that he is the messenger and not the message.
Newt Gingrich is ruled by this unpredictable, curious sign. WordPress is like Gingrich – lots of different, random, of-the-moment thoughts. Luckily for WordPress, it keeps its role as messenger and is not trying to own disparate and contradictory messages as a personality trait.
Maybe Gingrich should be called “The Blog” as his thoughts are more like blog entries than parts of a cohesive, coherent belief system.
WordPress’ own Mercury (and Venus) is in Taurus suggesting that for a vessel of communication, WordPress is very quiet about itself. With Jupiter currently transiting both Mercury and Venus, WordPress is probably making lots of money. WordPress may also be considering selling some of its assets.
Moon in Aries means that WordPress is about speed and has a “give it to me now” attitude. You might liken WordPress to McDonalds – it’s communication served up fast for a busy culture.
It’s interesting that Saturn, the planet of limitation and restriction, is also in Gemini, in the fated 29th degree. WordPress is both a conduit for communication and is also teaching us something about the limits of communication or simply communication’s role in the greater structure of our lives.
Mars and Neptune are in the air sign Aquarius. More air, more communication. Aquarius is an impersonal sign. With very little water in the chart (only Uranus in Pisces), WordPress is not about emotional connection. It is about intellectual connection to broad audiences (Aquarius).
Neptune will be transiting WordPress’ Uranus in Pisces. I’m guessing that soon some privacy or invasion issue will arise with/through WordPress.
When Uranus conjuncts the moon of WordPress’ chart in the next five to six years, there will be sudden, impulsive changes to the platform. In five or six years, I’m sure it will look nothing like today.
WordPress was created by Matthew Mullenweg. This young man is a Capricorn sun with moon in the “give it to me now” sign of Aries. Capricorn and Aries are both driven cardinal signs who are constantly competing to get to the top of Mt. Everest first.
Mullenweg has a strong internal drive to succeed and it looks like he’s accomplished that goal at a young age.
Mullenweg’s Saturn, Pluto and Mars are in Scorpio. This is a very intense, controlling placement. Mullenweg probably never rests, is very demanding and has his fingers in every pie he cooks as they are cooking.
For all that serious intensity, Mullenweg’s chart does have a balance with Uranus, Venus, Jupiter and Neptune in Sagittarius. Sagittarius is about freedom, learning and exploring.
I’m imagining a man who might spend 40 days straight working 23 hours a day until a project is complete then getting on a plane the next morning for Cancun where for 10 days he will do nothing but sit on the beach, drink margaritas and have other kinds of foreign beach fun.
One thing I can tell you from this chart – Mullenweg makes the rules.
Thank You to WordPress
I have to offer a big thanks to WordPress for providing a communication channel where I can talk about my favorite topic – astrology. Communication is two-way and not only do I write, but I also have the opportunity due to WordPress and other blogging sites to read fascinating articles on astrology.
As astrology is deemed superstition, the publishing world mostly publishes books on popular astrology that rehash the topics of love and money. In the blogosphere, I find folks like me who have studied quietly for years and now can share their unique perspectives. My favorite sites are found in the “Blogroll” section.
I love it.
WordPress, don’t change! Be the Gemini you were meant to be.