Weaver


Asteroid 3107 Weaver was discovered on May 5, 1981, by Carolyn S. Shoemaker at Palomar Observatory near Pauma Valley, California. It has a period of 3 years, 97 days. Weaver was named for Kenneth F. Weaver, a science editor for National Geographic magazine.

Astrologically, Weaver signifies fabrication, manufacture, textiles, creativity, entrapment, enchantment..

Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels had Weaver prominent in his chart, and Bill Gates, head of one of the world's largest software manufacturers, Microsoft, has it prominent(on his Descendant).

As for textiles, consider the following (my apologies for the oversight and for being so late with this):

Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin, born December 8, 1765, in Westborough, Massachusetts, had Weaver conjunct his Sun (what Costa Rican astrologer Juan Antonio Revilla calls an incarnation; according to him, it shows the nature of the object conjoining the Sun clearly.) Whitney also had Weaver trine 1999 CY118 and quincunx 1999 TO66 and Juno: his invention made it possible to grow cotton on a large scale, but also gave a massive boost to the institution of slavery in the U.S. Southeast, cotton being a labor-intensive crop at the time.

Edmund Cartwright, inventor of the power loom (born April 24, 1743, in Nottinghamshire, England), had Weaver opposite Saturn and square Venus: you can't make an omelet without breaking eggs--his invention put numerous people who'd done weaving by hand out of work.

Wallace Carothers, the inventor of nylon (born April 27, 1896, in Burlington, Iowa), had Weaver opposite the Sun and Vesta, square 1999 XX143, trine Nessus and quincunx Cruithne: nylon and other synthetic fibers are extremely useful but get little respect and seem quintessentially American to this writer. Not only are nylon and other synthetics like dacron and rayon an American invention (cotton, wool, linen and silk having been developed elsewhere), but synthetic fibers were first widely used here. Also, Carothers was a solitary, unhappy man who may have suffered from mental illness toward the end of his life and eventually committed suicide.

Stephanie Kwolek, the inventor of Kevlar and several other synthetic fibers, was born July 31, 1923, in New Kensington, Pennsylvania; an early cracker of the glass ceiling in chemical engineering for women, she has Weaver sextile 1999 XX143, quincunx 1992 QB1 and opposite Asbolus.

Coco Chanel, known, among other things, for her stylish and sensible fashion creations, had Weaver conjunct 1998 BU48, square the Sun, trine Jupiter, and opposite Neptune. Another highly influential haute couture designer, Christian Dior, had Weaver on the Midheaven; another, Giorgio Armani, has Weaver sextile Vesta and square Pallas and the Midheaven.

The glyph for Weaver is my own conception.



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