Centerville - Cape Cod

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This lovely Inn offers many choices of covered porches and balconies to celebrate with friends or to just be by yourself and relax. We are located in the heart of the charming village of Centerville which was founded in the 17th century. A short stroll on Main Street and you can visit the 1856 General Store, our Historic Museum, or indulge with a ice cream from the famous Four Seas Ice Cream Parlor.

One of Cape Cod’s finest beaches, Craigville Beach, is a half mile from our doorstep. Hyannis Harbor is less than 4 miles away and is the home of the Ferry service to both Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Downtown Hyannis offers many fine restaurants and a wide variety of shopping as well.

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Teen seriously injured in dirt bike accident in West Barnstable
Sunday January 29, 2023
WEST BARNSTABLE ? A teenager was seriously injured in a dirt bike accident in West Barnstable. The dirt bike reportedly collided with a tree off Navigation Road around 12:30 PM Sunday. The victim was taken to the Cape Cod Airfield in Marstons Mills to meet a MedFlight helicopter for transport to an off-Cape trauma center. [?] The post Teen seriously injured in dirt bike accident in West Barnstable appeared first on CapeCod.com.
HN PHOTOS: No serious injuries in downtown crash?
Sunday January 29, 2023
HYANNIS ?  There were no serious injuries after a vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole on Main Street early this morning.  The crash happened in the East End near Yarmouth Road. The utility pole was damaged and Eversource responded to evaluate whether it would need to be replaced. The driver apparently passed field sobriety testing.  The Barnstable Police Department is investigating the cause of the crash.    P.S. ? Today's Hytown Vignette is a brought to you by David Bowie [CLICK IT/CRANK IT!]  The post HN PHOTOS: No serious injuries in downtown crash? first appeared on Hyannis News - News & Information for Hyannis Cape Cod.
One person taken to hospital after three-vehicle crash on Route 6 in West Barnstable
Saturday January 28, 2023
WEST BARNSTABLE ? A three-vehicle crash was reported on Route 6 in West Barnstable shortly before 10:30 AM Saturday. The crash happened westbound past Route 132 (Exit 68) near the Oak Street overpass. One person was transported to Cape Cod Hospital. Mass State Police are investigating the cause of the crash. Further details were not [?] The post One person taken to hospital after three-vehicle crash on Route 6 in West Barnstable appeared first on CapeCod.com.
***  WATCH ***  SCARY MOMENTS FOR MANY AFTER ARMED MAN INVESTIGATION LEADS TO TAKEDOWNS BUT NO ARRESTS
Saturday January 28, 2023
HYANNIS ?  Barnstable Police Officers approached a house on Castlewood Circle with guns drawn after a report of an unwanted male inside scaring others with a firearm Thursday evening ?  1/26/2023. As you will see in the following HN Video, it was frightening for innocent individuals inside the residence as officers with guns drawn called everyone out.  Individuals were briefly detained, including an elementary school-aged child.  A description was put out for a male who reportedly left the area in a silver BMW SUV.  The male was said to have been armed. About 20 minutes into the investigation, officers observed a silver SUV reenter the neighborhood driving toward the initial Castlewood Circle address.  Officers immediately conducted a high risk stop on the SUV with guns drawn.  Four individuals were ordered to exit the vehicle and were detained.  No firearm was found inside the SUV.  Witnesses were seated inside cruisers in order to show-up and observe potential suspects.  Those show-ups were reportedly inconclusive.  No arrests were made. The reported offense is being investigated by the Barnstable Police patrol and detective divisions.  Some of the footage in the following HN Video is obscured to protect the innocent? [HN VIDEO ?  PRESS PLAY] P.S. ? Today's Hytown Vignette is a brought to you by ?The Coolies? [CLICK IT/CRANK IT!]  The post ***  WATCH ***  SCARY MOMENTS FOR MANY AFTER ARMED MAN INVESTIGATION LEADS TO TAKEDOWNS BUT NO ARRESTS first appeared on Hyannis News - News & Information for Hyannis Cape Cod.
FEDS:  HYANNIS MALE (AND TWO OTHERS)  CONVICTED OF VIOLENT KIDNAPPING & SHOOTING STEMMING FROM CAPE COD HEROIN CONSPIRACY
Saturday January 28, 2023
  BOSTON ? [DOJ MEDIA STATEMENT]  ?  Three men have been convicted in federal court in Boston for their roles in a violent kidnapping tied to a drug trafficking organization (DTO) that distributed heroin throughout the Cape Cod and Pawtucket, R.I., regions.   Anthony Basilici, 39, of Pawtucket, R.I., was convicted yesterday following a five-day jury trial of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin; possession and discharge of a firearm in connection with a drug trafficking crime; kidnapping conspiracy; witness intimidation; and witness retaliation conspiracy.   On Jan. 18, 2023, shortly before trial commenced, Basilici's two co-defendants, Edwin Otero, 33, of Hyannis, and Justin Joseph, 35, of Pawtucket, R.I., each pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin; possession of a firearm in connection with a drug trafficking crime; kidnapping conspiracy; and witness retaliation conspiracy. Otero also pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and witness intimidation.   U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs scheduled Basilici's sentencing for April 26, 2023 and sentencing for both Otero and Joseph for April 27, 2023.   ?For years, members of Edwin Otero's drug crew plagued the Cape Cod and Pawtucket communities with their heroin operation and the serious, violent crimes it fueled. These defendants actively participated in a violent scheme to kidnap, beat and terrorize a victim who they incorrectly believed was working with law enforcement,? said United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins. ?This case is a prime example of how drug trafficking activities drive violence in our neighborhoods. Law-abiding residents in our Commonwealth have a right to live their lives without from fear or intimidation by violent gangs. Thanks to the exceptional work by our investigative partners and prosecution team, this violent criminal enterprise has been brought to its knees ? bringing peace and safety back to the Cape Cod and Pawtucket neighborhoods it once terrorized.?   ?DEA is committed to investigating and dismantling Drug Trafficking Organizations who are responsible for distributing lethal drugs like heroin,? said Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division. ?This conviction not only holds these three men accountable for their crimes but serves as a warning to those traffickers who are fueling the opioid epidemic with deadly drugs in order to profit and destroy people's lives. DEA's top priority is combatting the opioid epidemic and the violent acts that often accompany it by working with our local, county, state and federal partners to bring to justice anyone who distributes this poison.?   In 2018, law enforcement began investigating a Cape Cod-wide DTO led by Otero. The investigation revealed Otero, Joseph, Basilici and their other co-defendants distributed large quantities of heroin throughout Cape Cod, including in Hyannis, Mashpee, Centerville, Osterville and in Pawtucket, R.I. As part of the conspiracy, Otero, Joseph and Basilici committed a May 2019 shooting related to a drug debt owed by a drug customer. Additionally, in April 2019, Otero, Joseph, and Basilici lured a victim from Massachusetts to Rhode Island where they kidnapped and held him, stripped him naked, assaulted him and threatened to rape him. Otero, Joseph, Basilici and other co-conspirators discussed causing physical injury to the victim to retaliate against him because they believed he was cooperating with law enforcement. Otero and Basilici also further intimidated or attempted to intimidate other witnesses after the kidnapping.   Otero, Joseph and Basilici were initially charged along with eight others in May 2019 on the drug conspiracy charges. In connection with those arrests, heroin, packaging materials, scales, a finger press as well as three firearms and ammunition including a 9 millimeter assault-style weapon were seized from Otero's grandmother's residence. In March 2020, Otero, Joseph, Basilici and two others ? Cameron Cartier and Albert Lee ? were indicted in connection with the violent kidnapping and related charges. Cartier and Lee previously pleaded guilty and are scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 14, 2023 and Feb. 16, 2023, respectively.   The charge of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin provides for a sentence of up to 40 years in prison, up to a lifetime of supervised release and a fine of up to $5 million. The charge of possession and discharge of a firearm in connection with a drug trafficking crime provides for a sentence of at least 10 years and up to life in prison on and after any other sentence, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of kidnapping conspiracy provides for a sentence of up to life in prison, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charges of witness intimidation and witness retaliation conspiracy provide for a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case.   U.S. Attorney Rollins, DEA SAC Boyle, Barnstable Police Chief Matthew K. Sonnabend and Barnstable County Sheriff James M. Cummings, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher Pohl and Lauren Graber of Rollins' Criminal Division are prosecuting the case.The post FEDS:  HYANNIS MALE (AND TWO OTHERS)  CONVICTED OF VIOLENT KIDNAPPING & SHOOTING STEMMING FROM CAPE COD HEROIN CONSPIRACY first appeared on Hyannis News - News & Information for Hyannis Cape Cod.
***  WATCH ***  MALE ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING P.O. WITH DANGEROUS WEAPON
Friday January 27, 2023
HYANNIS ? [HN NOTES] ? At times it was a busy and volatile overnight last evening. On the four-to-midnight, Barnstable Police Officers approached a house with guns drawn after a report of an unwanted male reportedly scaring others with a firearm. There was also a felony stop and individuals were detained while the investigation unfolded. HN expects to release video footage of that commotion later on, if there's time. Perhaps the loudest and most ?ghetto-mouthed? moments of the overnight happened shortly after midnight inside the Cumberland Farms parking lot on Route 132. As you will see and hear in the following HN Video, a Barnstable Police Patrolman radioed for a second cruiser immediately after encountering two males and a female near the Cumby's gas pumps. Once receiving clarification on the exact location, multiple Barnstable squad cars rushed to assist? ? and HN arrived shortly thereafter. A barrage of common ghetto vernacular could be heard across the sunset-side of Hytown as the two obviously irate males emphasized ? ?on dead dawgs!? ? their obvious dissatisfaction with the level of customer service they had been receiving from officers on scene. ?On dawgs? is meant as a powerful exclamation, not to be tossed about lightly. The term is believed to have first originated out of one the street dialecs spoken in and around the Columbia Point section of Boston, Massachusetts. ?Dawgs? are homies. And ?on dead dawgs? is akin to swearing on a deceased homie's life! So yeah, it's an extremely serious reaction, probably just as searious as swearing on the lives of one's children, which is another popular expression used across the Eastern Massachusetts ghetto-sphere. Thankfully, there were several cops on scene sufficiently able to translate and decipher ?Eastern Ghetto,? which is probably one of the fastest growing languages in the entire country. In the 70s, ?Jive Talkin'? was the language of the emerging inner-city crowds. But ever since the full evolution of modern rap, golden grills, and the appearance of ?hood rats,? Eastern Ghetto has been the dialect of choice across the entire Ghetto-sphere, and beyond. Eastern Ghetto is a popular, colorful language that arguably should be taught at Community Colleges for boomers or basically anyone who wishes to travel and communicate with individuals who primarily speak it amongst their own dawgs and homies.  If you could speak and understand a little Jive Talkin' in the 70s, a few courses in Eastern Ghetto would likely prove enjoyable and worthwhile. As you will see, a young adult male was arrested for Assault on a Police Officer with Dangerous Weapon, along with Threatening to Commit a Crime. A second young male is to be criminally summonsed for the alleged possession of a spring assisted knife. ?On dead dawgs, indeed!? I'd be lying if I told you the following HN Video was completely drama free! * CAUTION: GHETTO LANGUAGE AND HOMOPHOBIC SLURS!  VIEWER DISCRETION HIGHLY ADVISED!  [HN VIDEO ? PRESS PLAY!] P.S. ? Today's Hytown Vignette is a brought to you by the Bee Gees? ?GOIN' FULL OLD SCHOOL! AWWW #&%*@^%!! (THAT BASS THOUGH!!!)? [CLICK IT/CRANK IT! HEADPHONES OBLIGATORY!]   * The initial details contained in the above report are based on police radio transmissions and information on scene. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.The post ***  WATCH ***  MALE ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING P.O. WITH DANGEROUS WEAPON first appeared on Hyannis News - News & Information for Hyannis Cape Cod.
Steamship Authority Names Third New Vessel
Friday January 27, 2023
FALMOUTH ? The Steamship Authority has named the last of three sister ships recently-acquired to replace some of the older boats in its fleet.  The M/V Barnstable, formerly known as the HOS Lode Star, will soon join the ferry service as the replacement for the M/V Sankaty.  It is one of three offshore supply vessels, [?] The post Steamship Authority Names Third New Vessel appeared first on CapeCod.com.
Barnstable Complete Streets Plan Draft to be Unveiled Feb. 15
Thursday January 26, 2023
BARNSTABLE ? The draft of Barnstable's Complete Streets Prioritization Plan will be unveiled on February 15. After being recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) as a Complete Streets community, Barnstable officials have partnered with the Cape Cod Commission to solicit feedback on transportation improvements across the town. Those thoughts were utilized in the [?] The post Barnstable Complete Streets Plan Draft to be Unveiled Feb. 15 appeared first on CapeCod.com.
Come Sail Away
Wednesday January 25, 2023
Black Sam Bellamy's Astro: A Golden Age of Piracy Life Story Told Through Astrology, Part 1 Hello, this post combines the Golden Age of Piracy and astrology, so if you love one and not the other, consider yourself warned ??????       Evan Milton was smoldering as Captain Bellamy in Netflix's The Lost Pirate Kingdom, I must say.    Black Sam Bellamy: Prince of Pirates, Robin Hood of the Sea. Lovelorn 18th century English sailor, naval veteran, would be treasure hunter- turned pirate. His quest was to be a free prince and live by his own rules, and become very wealthy in the process, and it was all for the love of a woman? and hatred of the ruling class that abused and exploited the rest of society.   I Am Just A Poor Boy, Though My Story's Seldom Told Without Lots of Ambiguity       Just Give Me the Astro   Are you sure? He has a really interesting backstory that rivals any of your fictional heroes.                                 Samuel Bellamy was born on February 23, 1689 (a Wednesday) in the village of Hittisleigh, Devon, UK. He is probably the youngest of six children to Stephen and Elizabeth Bellamy. His mother died at his birth or soon after.  It has been put forth that her surname was Pain, and it is said his family may have moved to Plymouth, UK.   When I left my home and my family I was no more than a boy   He was sailing for the British Navy by the time he was a teenager. There's not much information about his early life aside from that. Different sources claim other things, but this is about astrology. For the record, I am neither a professional astrologer nor an historian. Also, his date of birth says circa, but I'm sticking with it.   Asking only workman's wages, I come looking for a job   He ended up in Boston, Massachusetts, maybe stranded, possibly without much pay? or any at all. English sailors were treated as disposable and ripped off all the time by the British government?given IOUs that weren't honored?   By and by, he wound up in Eastham, on Cape Cod, where he met the love of his life, the beautiful, blonde haired Mary/Maria Hallet, yet for some reason, she is also called Goody, which isn't a name, it's short for Goodwife. Was she in fact Mrs. Hallet?   That tale comes from a book called The Narrow Land: Folk Chronicles of Old Cape Cod by Elizabeth Reynard. This site gives more details.   She may have even been someone known as Mehitable Brown which to be honest sounds a lot more correct than Maria for an English Protestant woman in the early 18th century, who most likely would have been given an Old Testament name, but I'm not an expert. Just a curious person!   circumstantial evidence indicates that she may have already been married, confirming some stories that it was Bellamy's intent to seek his fortune and then return, not to marry her, but to take her away.   The above quote is from Sam's Wikipedia page, and yes there's a record out there of a Mehitable getting married to someone named John Hallett from Barnstable, in March 1715. That would explain the Goody part. Really makes me wonder if he was gonna swoop in & grab her, and then head to Maine to meet up with Pauls.   What was he doing in Eastham in the first place? It has been said he might have been going to find relatives. Pains and Paines (does an ?e? make a big difference?) had settled in Boston and on the Cape, but I am not sure if this is who they could be talking about. Not a genealogist, either, I only know my own family's name went through a few iterations since the 1600s.   The story goes that her father, a wealthy farmer, did not approve of Sam, a broke self-confident sailor, so Sam promised her he would return a wealthy man, worthy of her father's respect.   In Boston, Sam had become fast friends with Paulsgrave (sometimes Palsgrave) Williams, where Pauls lived with his wife and children. Pauls was the son of the former Rhode Island Attorney General, already a wealthy goldsmith, and allegedly a descendant of the Plantagenets.  The two decided to try their luck as treasure hunters in Florida, where the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet had spilled its cargo in a hurricane.         Unfortunately for Sam and Pauls, others seeking their fortune from the wreck's spoils had beat them to the picked over loot, meaning privateer Henry Jennings, who had established himself there and claimed it for himself. After this, Sam and Pauls knew the next logical step was to go into piracy. That's how you go from Pauls to Pals with a capital P, and friends 'til the end they were. More on that later.   Sam and Pauls joined forces with Benjamin Hornigo'd's crew on the Marianne. This lasted until the men grew impatient with Benjamin's reluctance to attack English ships. In the summer of 1716, Black Sam was unanimously voted captain of the Marianne, Pauls became quartermaster, and Benjamin and Ed ?soon to be known as Blackbeard? Thatche/Teach sailed away on another captured sloop.   As part of the Flying Gang based out of Nassau, New Providence in the Bahamas, Sam and company raised hell all over the Caribbean and beyond. He sailed alongside French pirate Olivier ?La Buse (Buzzard)? Levasseur (or La Bouche=the Mouth) for a while. Olivier was an architect!   I hope you know that this will go down on your permanent record   Captain Bellamy and his crew captured around fifty-three ships during their time pirating, but his most famous conquest was when he captured the Whydah Gally in the spring of 1717. Underwater archaeological explorer Barry Clifford found the wreck in 1984 using cartographer Cyprian Southack's map.       image courtesy of south-wellfleet.com   Give it up for Cyprian, who endured a lot of crap in his effort to recover the wreck of the Whydah and give us the map and a first hand account.   The discovery was confirmed when Barry Clifford's dive team found the ship's bell inscribed WHYDAH GALLY 1716. It is amazing to see in person.   More than 200,000 artifacts have been found by Barry's team. These incredible treasures can be seen at the Whydah Pirate Museum in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, including child pirate John King's shoe, leg bone, and French silk stocking. There's a second Whydah museum in Salem, Massachusetts.   Oh, you didn't know there was a kid pirate on the account? Was he kidnapped, dragooned, held for ransom?   No.   John absolutely insisted on joining Sam's crew when they boarded the Bonetta, the passenger ship he was sailing on with his mother. According to the Bonetta captain Abijah Savage's deposition, John watched the pirates loot the ship and on around day 10, approached Sam and asked to join. Sam said no. John asked again and eventually, a dramatic scene unfolded.   John threatened to kill his mother and himself if he was not allowed to leave with the pirates, and that his father didn't like him anyway. Apparently he attacked her and threatened to throw himself overboard ? ?   And Sam let him join! It's quite a story that social workers and child psychologists would love to pick apart. As someone who was once taught at a behavioral school, I've thought about it a bit.   Sam and company headed back up towards Cape Cod, possibly to pick up Maid Mary/Maria/Mehitable and introduce her to his adopted son John King ? Pauls wished to visit his family in Rhode Island, so they parted ways but agreed to meet up later in Maine. Unfortunately, it was not to be.   Since it's three hundred years too late for spoilers, their adventures together came to an end on April 26, 1717, when the Whydah got caught in a violent Nor'easter off the coast of Wellfleet, Massachusetts, one of the worst in recorded Cape Cod history. The gally, overloaded with today's equivalent of $151 million worth of treasure, was driven against a sandbar as the pirates fought for control against thirty foot waves and seventy mile per hour winds.   All souls on board the Whydah perished except Thomas Davis, the conscripted ship's carpenter, and teenager Miskito native John Julian, the ship's navigator. Thomas was imprisoned and then released after trial when he convinced the court he had been forced to join until Sam could secure another shipwright. Thanks to his deposition, we have an account of what happened that night. John was not given a trial, but likely sold into slavery to John Quincy, none other than John Quincy Adams' grandfather.   Another ship they had taken, the Mary Anne, was wrecked as well, and her seven survivors of Sam's crew were put on trial and executed by hanging in Boston. Their names are Simon VanVoorst, John Brown, Thomas Baker, Hendrick Quintor, Peter Cornelius Hoof, John Shaun, and Thomas South.   FINALLY, THE ASTRO, of which I only do some placements for Part 1. The charts are Placidus. Perhaps I should have used Traditional (he is VERY AQUARIUS under Traditional and it FITS and explains so much). It makes him the ultimate visionary at a very strange time in history. But what time in history isn't? The world is a strange place?       Hoist the black flag!   Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of 4 Loco, or Some Random, Weird Observations About This Random, Weird Project, Because This Lunacy Deserves an Introduction.   When I started this project, Neptune happened to be in Pisces and Uranus in Taurus, and they both still currently are. Because of their size and how far away they are, outer planets move more slowly through the signs of the zodiac wheel than personal planets, so they're considered generational. This means their effect is felt across entire generations of people. It's a societal change. But that's beyond the scope of this article.    Well, guess who ELSE happened to have Neptune in Pisces and Uranus in Taurus?           please note the hypothetical birth time which defaults to 12:00 on Astrodienst   Imagine my surprise when I pulled up the chart and saw his placements. Yup, there's Neptune in Pisces and Uranus in Taurus. But this crazy train is just getting started, so to speak.   His chart looks like a wonky house with one wall missing. If you really want to go with the symbology contained in this?considering his mother died when he was a baby, that is one whole structure of support gone from your life. But it also looks like a boat tipped on its side?which is laden with meaning and foreshadowing as well.   Sam's chart pattern is a locomotive. Cue the Thomas the Tank Engine theme! Sam would be rolling on through, fighting against the tyranny of the Sir Topham Hatts of his day by plundering their merchant vessels and then taking their ships too, and trading them, or occasionally sinking them?       I think I can I think I can?image from Astrodienst       Going off the rails on a crazy train   In a locomotive chart, there is a lead planet. The lead planet is the rising planet after the first empty house, so it's taskmaster Saturn in Scorpio (circled in red) wearing the conductor hat, pulling the rest of his personality along.   Saturn, Lord of Karma, forms many beautiful, harmonious aspects in his chart. Pluto, planet of transformation, is the caboose, but last certainly does not mean least. Remember that Pluto wears his cold, icy heart on his sleeve. I say that with love. Uncle Pluto is my chart ruler.   The late American astrologer Dr. Marc Edmund Jones identified seven natal chart patterns. One of them is the locomotive. Locomotive charts fill this criteria, according to Astrodienst: the planets are arrayed within a span of 240 degrees, and those planets usually occur across contiguous signs or houses, but there's wiggle room for a skipped house/sign or two. The patterns themselves are just overall trends.   Individuals with a locomotive pattern tend to know what they want and have relentless drive, so to speak. They may even be overbearing. Or feel like something is missing from their lives. With Saturn pulling the rest of Sam's planetary train, it must have given him tons of motivation, the ability to stick with things, and an astonishing work ethic. He is estimated to have captured around 53 ships, and Forbes lists him as the top earning pirate in history.   Scroll back up and look at those enviable Saturn trines to his Sun, Mercury, and Neptune, as well as that sextile to Mars. They helped him I'm pretty sure. Trines are an easy, supportive aspect that also run the risk of being lazy or complacent. Was he someone who needed a jump start early in life, but once the wheels got rolling? Yeah he's got that Jupiter square but we all have challenges, this is themes of limits & restrictions with wealth and luck. Also karma but hey, it's about life's trying times while trying to have the time of your life.   Astrodienst says that the lead planet significantly influences the life of the person, and it does not matter what sun sign they are. With the stern father here, who just wants you to be responsible and follow the rules, Samuel, and build yourself a strong foundation, through sweat, toil, and drudgery, limits and restrictions?   Skip the Next Few Paragraphs if You Don't Like Guesstrology   Without an exact birth time, we cannot know the Ascendant, or Rising sign or the houses. That didn't stop me from trying to figure it out. It's just for fun.   There are certain qualities about Black Sam that have followed him three hundred years after his death, regarding his reputation, appearance, and character. But until someone finds a scrap of paper stuffed into the walls of his childhood home noting his exact birth time, we will I will have to make do with other peoples' lasting impressions of him.   For example:       looted from the New England Historical Society   did someone say neatly?       pillaged from Wikipedia   We Have Gone From Neatly To Very Tidy       also pillaged from Pedia of Wiki   But what does it mean? I see, with my astro spyglass, a man who seems like a Virgo Rising, or Ascendant, and that is my head-canon. The Ascendant is the first house of the zodiac wheel: your outward appearance, identity, physical body, how others perceive you.   Consider how his contemporaries describe him, and they weren't astrologers. No wig? They were often filthy and infested with parasites. He would prefer natural hair with a simple style. Virgo is ruled by Mercury and they've got swag as in stylish confidence, but swag also means booty, plunder, loot. He's the total package.   But we just don't know, no matter how tidy, distinguished, well-mannered, or finely tailored his deep-cuffed black jackets were. Probably perfectly.    What We Do Know   His Pisces Sun is in a stellium (stelliYUM?) with Mercury and Neptune. Really wish I knew what house.   It would be the seventh house (relationships, balance, justice) if I were to be correct about the Virgo Ascendant. But I have to pretend otherwise.   A stellium is a conjunction of three or more planets in a house or sign. He has his Sun (self/ego), Mercury (studious/intellectual), and Neptune (rescue/escape) in this configuration in compassionate, imaginative, sensitive Pisces. This guy is so seductive he's got me doing this analysis 300 years after his death. Asteroid Eros is conjunct his Sun as well but you'll have to wait for a future post for the asteroid madness.       See the sails? Is he a sailor, a merman, or sea mage? All three, as it turns out.   Sam's Pisces Sun sits at 5 degrees. The Sabian symbol for this degree point is ?A parade of army officers in full dress.? Self-exaltation through consecration to the task of defending collective values. Self-testing. Perception of high goals. That is the description given by Dr. Jones in his book The Sabian Symbols in Astrology.   Sabian symbols are metaphoric interpretations corresponding to each of the 360 degrees of the zodiac. They were channeled by a medium/clairvoyant Elsie Wheeler in 1925. Dr. Jones interpreted them. Since zero is not counted for the symbols, they begin at 1 degree Aries. Degree points move up one from where they are in the natal chart. So Pisces 5 becomes Pisces 6. If you had a zero, it would become one.   So let's see: Uniforms, Royal Navy, superior officers, working together on a ship, fighting in battles, defending Crown and Country. Then, going pirate while giving riveting speeches about defending their collective values. It tracks with who he is as we know him. Or partly, at least from what can be ascertained from the historical record concerning his words, character, and deeds.   Pisces Sun individuals have a peaceful intensity. They are cliche-level dreamy until the tidal wave hits. They are ruled by Neptune, planet of empathy, illusion, imagination, psychic experiences, idealism, delusions, addictions.   His Pisces sun would have made him compassionate, and inside every Fish is a savior or a martyr, sorry Pisceans. I love you. I suspect this is why he relented and allowed John King to join his band of Robin Hood's men. Perhaps he may have seen a bit of himself in the child. John acted, even if out of ignorance and immaturity, braver than some of the adults that were conscripted (not that I blame them).   Sam may have wanted to stop John's histrionics and violence, but also may have admired John's pluck at wanting to be a part of it, seemingly at all costs. Who knows how long that lasted though. Hopefully he wasn't overly incorrigible to Sam and the rest of the Merry Men. I wonder if or how badly they roasted Little John ??   Elsie and Marc weren't the only ones channeling degree symbolism. This is another interpretation for that Sun 5 degree point, by the astrologer Janduz, who was from Lyon, France.           I had to LOL at the bit about the 7th house. The symbols are not meant to be literal and YET   The screenshots are taken from Astrotheme. This system uses the zeroes, so 5 is 5. The symbolism of the shipwreck is obvious if not literal. If this were to tell the story of a newborn who lost his mother at birth, a family of modest means, when half of England was living hand to mouth, and a family needing to carry on because that was what one did. What kind of character would this present in a child? A serious, quiet one who needed to work his ass off? One who knew that finding something enjoyable in life would be hard gotten?   Maybe. However, ?the stars impel, they don't compel.?   Mercury in Pisces at 11 degrees gives emotion to the way the individual communicates, the way they teach, learn, and think. Delusional thinking and impracticality can cause problems. A sponge for everyone's moods and vibes. They might feel like their brains are like receivers, their thoughts flowing in from somewhere else. Creativity, brilliance, and imagination come naturally to them. Highly intuitive. Mercury-Pisces people are very sensitive and don't like upsetting, disruptive situations or anything that ruins the vibe. They want to go with the flow but can't with too much interference. They tell us that they do care and we believe it, because they are charming and compassionate. We hang onto their words because they move us.    In fact, let's read him in his own words. Here's his speech to a Captain Beer who refused Sam's offer to let him join when they hijacked his sloop. Captain Beer jumped right into self-righteous mode, and Sam's crew voted to sink the ship rather than return it to Captain Beer.   I bolded the quick-witted insults, which is pretty much the entire passage. They're a nice mix of ?I feel bad this is happening to you; if only you weren't such a wimp?. Please note that some people don't even think he said this, but Jacobite dramatist Thomas Otway (so Neptunian, the confusion) but the speech stays, I will have my fun.   Damn my Bastard, I am sorry they won't let you have your Sloop again, for I scorn to do any one a Mischief, when it is not for my Advantage; damn the Sloop, we must sink her, and she might be of Use to you. Tho', damn ye, you are a sneaking Puppy, and so are all those who will submit to be governed by Laws which rich Men have made for their own Security, for the cowardly Whelps have not the Courage otherwise to defend what they get by their Knavery; but damn ye altogether: Damn them for a Pack of crafty Rascals, and you, who serve them, for a Parcel of hen-hearted Numskulls. They vilify us, the Scoundrels do, when there is only this Difference, they rob the Poor under the Cover of Law, forsooth, and we plunder the Rich under the Protection of our own Courage; had you not better make One of us, than sneak after the Asses of these Villains for Employment?   (Capt. Beer told him, that his Conscience would not allow him to break thro' the Laws of God and Man.)   You are a devilish Conscience Rascal, damn ye, I am a free Prince, and I have as much Authority to make War on the whole World, as he who has a hundred Sail of Ships at Sea, and an Army of 100,000 Men in the Field; and this my Conscience tells me; but there is no arguing with such sniveling Puppies, who allow Superiors to kick them about Deck at Pleasure; and pin their Faith upon a Pimp of a Parson; a Squab, who neither practices nor believes what he puts upon the chuckle-headed Fools he preaches to.   Mic drop.   Neptune at 10 degrees in Pisces, its own sign, would give qualities of compassion, idealism, generosity, faith, maybe even a mystical air. They are connected to the Source. The invisible world guides and influences them. People say there are old souls in the world? and then there are Neptune-Pisceans who seem to come from before time knew it existed. They imagine, they manifest. Neptune in these divine waters gives endless compassion and deep, unbreakable connection to their mystic self. Neptune-Pisces people need to be careful how they wield their great powers.       Astrotheme's interpretation sounds like a recipe for trouble in paradise. Neptune is here swaddling you in the veil of gluttonous desires. Also, we assume the man and the woman are nobility, or wealthy. But they might be slaves and it could be Saturnalia and they're switching roles only for the feast days. Just to throw in a little more Neptunian confusion.   The Sabian symbol for 11º Pisces: Men travelling a narrow path, seeking illumination.Introduction of conscious mind to the intuitive soul-realms. Self dedication. Self-awakening; or surrender to inner fears.   Seems like the perfect interpretation for the degree point of a most mystical aspect. Will Neptune bestow blessings or lead you down the primrose path? Maybe they weren't rose petals, but tiny red flags.   Aries Moon at 16 degrees (with no known birth time)   I like to think that Sam's Aries moon powered him. Just as the wind blew the sails of the ships, they fanned the flames of his moon. This placement can make a person hotheaded, quick to anger, then forgetting it just as easily. Their hearts burn so brightly. They love a chance to demonstrate their heroism and leadership. They're impulsive and can act like kids, yeah kind of like baby goats kicking and bleating as they stomp around if they did not get their way, or got in their way, or ANY OLD REASON FIGHT ME. Then they're climbing up on your shoulder because they're so playful, and you just have to take a picture for social media because they are so adorable!   His Moon is conjunct Venus (balanced emotions, friendly demeanor) and square Pluto (deep intensity, overwhelming to others at times). Did this temper him? He and M. Hallet seemed to fall for each other at the speed of light. As a note, I will now refer to her as M. Hallet since to me it seems like a happy medium between Mary, Maria, and Mehitable.   The Sabian symbol for 17º Aries: Two prim spinsters sitting together in silence.Poised and dispassionate outlook, involving either great dignity and integrity of self, or inability to live life fully.   It is said that M. Hallet lived the rest of her life alone on the dunes of Wellfleet.   We can only wonder how closely this aligns with the emotional center of Sam's life. But we can also observe his behaviors (puts on British documentarian voice ?we can see the common scallywag in his natural habitat?) and draw conclusions that his somewhat extreme actions were driven by that windy, fiery moon. Those action were taken to preserve his dignity, and in order to live his life freely.       remember the degree points by Janduz are exact   Venus in Aries at 15 degrees. The Sabian symbol for this degree point is ?Brownies dancing in the setting sun. ?Relationship between conscious and unconscious sides of life. Invisible assistance often entailing obligation to outer forces.   The images of brownies makes me think of what the Devonshire countryside looked like then, how wild and gorgeous it must have been, like out of a fairy tale. But real life for most was far removed from the magic of such. So you must create your own magic, or find it someplace.   Astro-seek describes Venus-Aries people as imps, and that is a great word. To be an imp is to be devilish, shameless, and wild in a way that could never be suppressed. That is the energy of Venus through this sign? passionate, assertive, impulsive, demanding when it comes to affairs of the heart, so to speak, despite whatever the rest of the personality is like.   To be honest a large part of their description says these people in love are pretty much doomed to have relationships burn out, might spend too much money, be the source of family misfortune, and compares them to Romeo and Juliet. ? Does that sound familiar?   The 15 degree point lies within the realm of Gemini. Degree points were also studied in depth by the late Serbian astrologer Nikola Stojanovic. His work is incredible. RIP Mr. Stojanovic, who passed in 2021. So this would give a spritz of Gemini, which can be playful and mischievous, like imps and spirits of the invisible realm!   That concludes Part 1. Sam has really interesting astro! He was probably so done being disrespected by superiors and whoever else, having to bust his ass to secure his future, because nobody was going to just hand it to him (until they had to) because they, the powers-that-be, made it impossible for him and his fellow sailors to do much else, that he had to do something. Thank you for reading and stay tuned for more astro-madness!   PS if anyone would like me to remove the links back to their site please let me know, I understand this is a weird page. Except you Wikipedia, who I gave 5 bucks to.
Come Sail Away: Black Sam Bellamy's Astro: A Golden Age of Piracy Life Story Told Through Astrology, Part 1
Wednesday January 25, 2023
Hello, this post combines the Golden Age of Piracy and astrology, so if you love one and not the other, consider yourself warned ??????       Evan Milton was smoldering as Captain Bellamy in Netflix's The Lost Pirate Kingdom, I must say.    Black Sam Bellamy: Prince of Pirates, Robin Hood of the Sea. Lovelorn 18th century English sailor, naval veteran, would be treasure hunter- turned pirate. His quest was to be a free prince and live by his own rules, and become very wealthy in the process, and it was all for the love of a woman? and hatred of the ruling class that abused and exploited the rest of society.   I Am Just A Poor Boy, Though My Story's Seldom Told Without Lots of Ambiguity       Just Give Me the Astro   Are you sure? He has a really interesting backstory that rivals any of your fictional heroes.                                 Samuel Bellamy was born on February 23, 1689 (a Wednesday) in the village of Hittisleigh, Devon, UK. He is probably the youngest of six children to Stephen and Elizabeth Bellamy. His mother died at his birth or soon after.  It has been put forth that her surname was Pain, and it is said his family may have moved to Plymouth, UK.   When I left my home and my family I was no more than a boy   He was sailing for the British Navy by the time he was a teenager. There's not much information about his early life aside from that. Different sources claim other things, but this is about astrology. For the record, I am neither a professional astrologer nor an historian. Also, his date of birth says circa, but I'm sticking with it.   Asking only workman's wages, I come looking for a job   He ended up in Boston, Massachusetts, maybe stranded, possibly without much pay? or any at all. English sailors were treated as disposable and ripped off all the time by the British government?given IOUs that weren't honored?   By and by, he wound up in Eastham, on Cape Cod, where he met the love of his life, the beautiful, blonde haired Mary/Maria Hallet, yet for some reason, she is also called Goody, which isn't a name, it's short for Goodwife. Was she in fact Mrs. Hallet?   That tale comes from a book called The Narrow Land: Folk Chronicles of Old Cape Cod by Elizabeth Reynard. This site gives more details.   She may have even been someone known as Mehitable Brown which to be honest sounds a lot more correct than Maria for an English Protestant woman in the early 18th century, who most likely would have been given an Old Testament name, but I'm not an expert. Just a curious person!   circumstantial evidence indicates that she may have already been married, confirming some stories that it was Bellamy's intent to seek his fortune and then return, not to marry her, but to take her away.   The above quote is from Sam's Wikipedia page, and yes there's a record out there of a Mehitable getting married to someone named John Hallett from Barnstable, in March 1715. That would explain the Goody part. Really makes me wonder if he was gonna swoop in & grab her, and then head to Maine to meet up with Pauls.   What was he doing in Eastham in the first place? It has been said he might have been going to find relatives. Pains and Paines (does an ?e? make a big difference?) had settled in Boston and on the Cape, but I am not sure if this is who they could be talking about. Not a genealogist, either, I only know my own family's name went through a few iterations since the 1600s.   The story goes that her father, a wealthy farmer, did not approve of Sam, a broke self-confident sailor, so Sam promised her he would return a wealthy man, worthy of her father's respect.   In Boston, Sam had become fast friends with Paulsgrave (sometimes Palsgrave) Williams, where Pauls lived with his wife and children. Pauls was the son of the former Rhode Island Attorney General, already a wealthy goldsmith, and allegedly a descendant of the Plantagenets.  The two decided to try their luck as treasure hunters in Florida, where the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet had spilled its cargo in a hurricane.         Unfortunately for Sam and Pauls, others seeking their fortune from the wreck's spoils had beat them to the picked over loot, meaning privateer Henry Jennings, who had established himself there and claimed it for himself. After this, Sam and Pauls knew the next logical step was to go into piracy. That's how you go from Pauls to Pals with a capital P, and friends 'til the end they were. More on that later.   Sam and Pauls joined forces with Benjamin Hornigo'd's crew on the Marianne. This lasted until the men grew impatient with Benjamin's reluctance to attack English ships. In the summer of 1716, Black Sam was unanimously voted captain of the Marianne, Pauls became quartermaster, and Benjamin and Ed ?soon to be known as Blackbeard? Thatche/Teach sailed away on another captured sloop.   As part of the Flying Gang based out of Nassau, New Providence in the Bahamas, Sam and company raised hell all over the Caribbean and beyond. He sailed alongside French pirate Olivier ?La Buse (Buzzard)? Levasseur (or La Bouche=the Mouth) for a while. Olivier was an architect!   I hope you know that this will go down on your permanent record   Captain Bellamy and his crew captured around fifty-three ships during their time pirating, but his most famous conquest was when he captured the Whydah Gally in the spring of 1717. Underwater archaeological explorer Barry Clifford found the wreck in 1984 using cartographer Cyprian Southack's map.       image courtesy of south-wellfleet.com   Give it up for Cyprian, who endured a lot of crap in his effort to recover the wreck of the Whydah and give us the map and a first hand account.   The discovery was confirmed when Barry Clifford's dive team found the ship's bell inscribed WHYDAH GALLY 1716. It is amazing to see in person.   More than 200,000 artifacts have been found by Barry's team. These incredible treasures can be seen at the Whydah Pirate Museum in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, including child pirate John King's shoe, leg bone, and French silk stocking. There's a second Whydah museum in Salem, Massachusetts.   Oh, you didn't know there was a kid pirate on the account? Was he kidnapped, dragooned, held for ransom?   No.   John absolutely insisted on joining Sam's crew when they boarded the Bonetta, the passenger ship he was sailing on with his mother. According to the Bonetta captain Abijah Savage's deposition, John watched the pirates loot the ship and on around day 10, approached Sam and asked to join. Sam said no. John asked again and eventually, a dramatic scene unfolded.   John threatened to kill his mother and himself if he was not allowed to leave with the pirates, and that his father didn't like him anyway. Apparently he attacked her and threatened to throw himself overboard ? ?   And Sam let him join! It's quite a story that social workers and child psychologists would love to pick apart. As someone who was once taught at a behavioral school, I've thought about it a bit.   Sam and company headed back up towards Cape Cod, possibly to pick up Maid Mary/Maria/Mehitable and introduce her to his adopted son John King ? Pauls wished to visit his family in Rhode Island, so they parted ways but agreed to meet up later in Maine. Unfortunately, it was not to be.   Since it's three hundred years too late for spoilers, their adventures together came to an end on April 26, 1717, when the Whydah got caught in a violent Nor'easter off the coast of Wellfleet, Massachusetts, one of the worst in recorded Cape Cod history. The gally, overloaded with today's equivalent of $151 million worth of treasure, was driven against a sandbar as the pirates fought for control against thirty foot waves and seventy mile per hour winds.   All souls on board the Whydah perished except Thomas Davis, the conscripted ship's carpenter, and teenager Miskito native John Julian, the ship's navigator. Thomas was imprisoned and then released after trial when he convinced the court he had been forced to join until Sam could secure another shipwright. Thanks to his deposition, we have an account of what happened that night. John was not given a trial, but likely sold into slavery to John Quincy, none other than John Quincy Adams' grandfather.   Another ship they had taken, the Mary Anne, was wrecked as well, and her seven survivors of Sam's crew were put on trial and executed by hanging in Boston. Their names are Simon VanVoorst, John Brown, Thomas Baker, Hendrick Quintor, Peter Cornelius Hoof, John Shaun, and Thomas South.   FINALLY, THE ASTRO, of which I only do some placements for Part 1. The charts are Placidus. Perhaps I should have used Traditional (he is VERY AQUARIUS under Traditional and it FITS and explains so much). It makes him the ultimate visionary at a very strange time in history. But what time in history isn't? The world is a strange place?       Hoist the black flag!   Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of 4 Loco, or Some Random, Weird Observations About This Random, Weird Project, Because This Lunacy Deserves an Introduction.   When I started this project, Neptune happened to be in Pisces and Uranus in Taurus, and they both still currently are. Because of their size and how far away they are, outer planets move more slowly through the signs of the zodiac wheel than personal planets, so they're considered generational. This means their effect is felt across entire generations of people. It's a societal change. But that's beyond the scope of this article.    Well, guess who ELSE happened to have Neptune in Pisces and Uranus in Taurus?           please note the hypothetical birth time which defaults to 12:00 on Astrodienst   Imagine my surprise when I pulled up the chart and saw his placements. Yup, there's Neptune in Pisces and Uranus in Taurus. But this crazy train is just getting started, so to speak.   His chart looks like a wonky house with one wall missing. If you really want to go with the symbology contained in this?considering his mother died when he was a baby, that is one whole structure of support gone from your life. But it also looks like a boat tipped on its side?which is laden with meaning and foreshadowing as well.   Sam's chart pattern is a locomotive. Cue the Thomas the Tank Engine theme! Sam would be rolling on through, fighting against the tyranny of the Sir Topham Hatts of his day by plundering their merchant vessels and then taking their ships too, and trading them, or occasionally sinking them?       I think I can I think I can?image from Astrodienst       Going off the rails on a crazy train   In a locomotive chart, there is a lead planet. The lead planet is the rising planet after the first empty house, so it's taskmaster Saturn in Scorpio (circled in red) wearing the conductor hat, pulling the rest of his personality along.   Saturn, Lord of Karma, forms many beautiful, harmonious aspects in his chart. Pluto, planet of transformation, is the caboose, but last certainly does not mean least. Remember that Pluto wears his cold, icy heart on his sleeve. I say that with love. Uncle Pluto is my chart ruler.   The late American astrologer Dr. Marc Edmund Jones identified seven natal chart patterns. One of them is the locomotive. Locomotive charts fill this criteria, according to Astrodienst: the planets are arrayed within a span of 240 degrees, and those planets usually occur across contiguous signs or houses, but there's wiggle room for a skipped house/sign or two. The patterns themselves are just overall trends.   Individuals with a locomotive pattern tend to know what they want and have relentless drive, so to speak. They may even be overbearing. Or feel like something is missing from their lives. With Saturn pulling the rest of Sam's planetary train, it must have given him tons of motivation, the ability to stick with things, and an astonishing work ethic. He is estimated to have captured around 53 ships, and Forbes lists him as the top earning pirate in history.   Scroll back up and look at those enviable Saturn trines to his Sun, Mercury, and Neptune, as well as that sextile to Mars. They helped him I'm pretty sure. Trines are an easy, supportive aspect that also run the risk of being lazy or complacent. Was he someone who needed a jump start early in life, but once the wheels got rolling? Yeah he's got that Jupiter square but we all have challenges, this is themes of limits & restrictions with wealth and luck. Also karma but hey, it's about life's trying times while trying to have the time of your life.   Astrodienst says that the lead planet significantly influences the life of the person, and it does not matter what sun sign they are. With the stern father here, who just wants you to be responsible and follow the rules, Samuel, and build yourself a strong foundation, through sweat, toil, and drudgery, limits and restrictions?   Skip the Next Few Paragraphs if You Don't Like Guesstrology   Without an exact birth time, we cannot know the Ascendant, or Rising sign or the houses. That didn't stop me from trying to figure it out. It's just for fun.   There are certain qualities about Black Sam that have followed him three hundred years after his death, regarding his reputation, appearance, and character. But until someone finds a scrap of paper stuffed into the walls of his childhood home noting his exact birth time, we will I will have to make do with other peoples' lasting impressions of him.   For example:       looted from the New England Historical Society   did someone say neatly?       pillaged from Wikipedia   We Have Gone From Neatly To Very Tidy       also pillaged from Pedia of Wiki   But what does it mean? I see, with my astro spyglass, a man who seems like a Virgo Rising, or Ascendant, and that is my head-canon. The Ascendant is the first house of the zodiac wheel: your outward appearance, identity, physical body, how others perceive you.   Consider how his contemporaries describe him, and they weren't astrologers. No wig? They were often filthy and infested with parasites. He would prefer natural hair with a simple style. Virgo is ruled by Mercury and they've got swag as in stylish confidence, but swag also means booty, plunder, loot. He's the total package.   But we just don't know, no matter how tidy, distinguished, well-mannered, or finely tailored his deep-cuffed black jackets were. Probably perfectly.    What We Do Know   His Pisces Sun is in a stellium (stelliYUM?) with Mercury and Neptune. Really wish I knew what house.   It would be the seventh house (relationships, balance, justice) if I were to be correct about the Virgo Ascendant. But I have to pretend otherwise.   A stellium is a conjunction of three or more planets in a house or sign. He has his Sun (self/ego), Mercury (studious/intellectual), and Neptune (rescue/escape) in this configuration in compassionate, imaginative, sensitive Pisces. This guy is so seductive he's got me doing this analysis 300 years after his death. Asteroid Eros is conjunct his Sun as well but you'll have to wait for a future post for the asteroid madness.       See the sails? Is he a sailor, a merman, or sea mage? All three, as it turns out.   Sam's Pisces Sun sits at 5 degrees. The Sabian symbol for this degree point is ?A parade of army officers in full dress.? Self-exaltation through consecration to the task of defending collective values. Self-testing. Perception of high goals. That is the description given by Dr. Jones in his book The Sabian Symbols in Astrology.   Sabian symbols are metaphoric interpretations corresponding to each of the 360 degrees of the zodiac. They were channeled by a medium/clairvoyant Elsie Wheeler in 1925. Dr. Jones interpreted them. Since zero is not counted for the symbols, they begin at 1 degree Aries. Degree points move up one from where they are in the natal chart. So Pisces 5 becomes Pisces 6. If you had a zero, it would become one.   So let's see: Uniforms, Royal Navy, superior officers, working together on a ship, fighting in battles, defending Crown and Country. Then, going pirate while giving riveting speeches about defending their collective values. It tracks with who he is as we know him. Or partly, at least from what can be ascertained from the historical record concerning his words, character, and deeds.   Pisces Sun individuals have a peaceful intensity. They are cliche-level dreamy until the tidal wave hits. They are ruled by Neptune, planet of empathy, illusion, imagination, psychic experiences, idealism, delusions, addictions.   His Pisces sun would have made him compassionate, and inside every Fish is a savior or a martyr, sorry Pisceans. I love you. I suspect this is why he relented and allowed John King to join his band of Robin Hood's men. Perhaps he may have seen a bit of himself in the child. John acted, even if out of ignorance and immaturity, braver than some of the adults that were conscripted (not that I blame them).   Sam may have wanted to stop John's histrionics and violence, but also may have admired John's pluck at wanting to be a part of it, seemingly at all costs. Who knows how long that lasted though. Hopefully he wasn't overly incorrigible to Sam and the rest of the Merry Men. I wonder if or how badly they roasted Little John ??   Elsie and Marc weren't the only ones channeling degree symbolism. This is another interpretation for that Sun 5 degree point, by the astrologer Janduz, who was from Lyon, France.           I had to LOL at the bit about the 7th house. The symbols are not meant to be literal and YET   The screenshots are taken from Astrotheme. This system uses the zeroes, so 5 is 5. The symbolism of the shipwreck is obvious if not literal. If this were to tell the story of a newborn who lost his mother at birth, a family of modest means, when half of England was living hand to mouth, and a family needing to carry on because that was what one did. What kind of character would this present in a child? A serious, quiet one who needed to work his ass off? One who knew that finding something enjoyable in life would be hard gotten?   Maybe. However, ?the stars impel, they don't compel.?   Mercury in Pisces at 11 degrees gives emotion to the way the individual communicates, the way they teach, learn, and think. Delusional thinking and impracticality can cause problems. A sponge for everyone's moods and vibes. They might feel like their brains are like receivers, their thoughts flowing in from somewhere else. Creativity, brilliance, and imagination come naturally to them. Highly intuitive. Mercury-Pisces people are very sensitive and don't like upsetting, disruptive situations or anything that ruins the vibe. They want to go with the flow but can't with too much interference. They tell us that they do care and we believe it, because they are charming and compassionate. We hang onto their words because they move us.    In fact, let's read him in his own words. Here's his speech to a Captain Beer who refused Sam's offer to let him join when they hijacked his sloop. Captain Beer jumped right into self-righteous mode, and Sam's crew voted to sink the ship rather than return it to Captain Beer.   I bolded the quick-witted insults, which is pretty much the entire passage. They're a nice mix of ?I feel bad this is happening to you; if only you weren't such a wimp?. Please note that some people don't even think he said this, but Jacobite dramatist Thomas Otway (so Neptunian, the confusion) but the speech stays, I will have my fun.   Damn my Bastard, I am sorry they won't let you have your Sloop again, for I scorn to do any one a Mischief, when it is not for my Advantage; damn the Sloop, we must sink her, and she might be of Use to you. Tho', damn ye, you are a sneaking Puppy, and so are all those who will submit to be governed by Laws which rich Men have made for their own Security, for the cowardly Whelps have not the Courage otherwise to defend what they get by their Knavery; but damn ye altogether: Damn them for a Pack of crafty Rascals, and you, who serve them, for a Parcel of hen-hearted Numskulls. They vilify us, the Scoundrels do, when there is only this Difference, they rob the Poor under the Cover of Law, forsooth, and we plunder the Rich under the Protection of our own Courage; had you not better make One of us, than sneak after the Asses of these Villains for Employment?   (Capt. Beer told him, that his Conscience would not allow him to break thro' the Laws of God and Man.)   You are a devilish Conscience Rascal, damn ye, I am a free Prince, and I have as much Authority to make War on the whole World, as he who has a hundred Sail of Ships at Sea, and an Army of 100,000 Men in the Field; and this my Conscience tells me; but there is no arguing with such sniveling Puppies, who allow Superiors to kick them about Deck at Pleasure; and pin their Faith upon a Pimp of a Parson; a Squab, who neither practices nor believes what he puts upon the chuckle-headed Fools he preaches to.   Mic drop.   Neptune at 10 degrees in Pisces, its own sign, would give qualities of compassion, idealism, generosity, faith, maybe even a mystical air. They are connected to the Source. The invisible world guides and influences them. People say there are old souls in the world? and then there are Neptune-Pisceans who seem to come from before time knew it existed. They imagine, they manifest. Neptune in these divine waters gives endless compassion and deep, unbreakable connection to their mystic self. Neptune-Pisces people need to be careful how they wield their great powers.       Astrotheme's interpretation sounds like a recipe for trouble in paradise. Neptune is here swaddling you in the veil of gluttonous desires. Also, we assume the man and the woman are nobility, or wealthy. But they might be slaves and it could be Saturnalia and they're switching roles only for the feast days. Just to throw in a little more Neptunian confusion.   The Sabian symbol for 11º Pisces: Men travelling a narrow path, seeking illumination.Introduction of conscious mind to the intuitive soul-realms. Self dedication. Self-awakening; or surrender to inner fears.   Seems like the perfect interpretation for the degree point of a most mystical aspect. Will Neptune bestow blessings or lead you down the primrose path? Maybe they weren't rose petals, but tiny red flags.   Aries Moon at 16 degrees (with no known birth time)   I like to think that Sam's Aries moon powered him. Just as the wind blew the sails of the ships, they fanned the flames of his moon. This placement can make a person hotheaded, quick to anger, then forgetting it just as easily. Their hearts burn so brightly. They love a chance to demonstrate their heroism and leadership. They're impulsive and can act like kids, yeah kind of like baby goats kicking and bleating as they stomp around if they did not get their way, or got in their way, or ANY OLD REASON FIGHT ME. Then they're climbing up on your shoulder because they're so playful, and you just have to take a picture for social media because they are so adorable!   His Moon is conjunct Venus (balanced emotions, friendly demeanor) and square Pluto (deep intensity, overwhelming to others at times). Did this temper him? He and M. Hallet seemed to fall for each other at the speed of light. As a note, I will now refer to her as M. Hallet since to me it seems like a happy medium between Mary, Maria, and Mehitable.   The Sabian symbol for 17º Aries: Two prim spinsters sitting together in silence.Poised and dispassionate outlook, involving either great dignity and integrity of self, or inability to live life fully.   It is said that M. Hallet lived the rest of her life alone on the dunes of Wellfleet.   We can only wonder how closely this aligns with the emotional center of Sam's life. But we can also observe his behaviors (puts on British documentarian voice ?we can see the common scallywag in his natural habitat?) and draw conclusions that his somewhat extreme actions were driven by that windy, fiery moon. Those action were taken to preserve his dignity, and in order to live his life freely.       remember the degree points by Janduz are exact   Venus in Aries at 15 degrees. The Sabian symbol for this degree point is ?Brownies dancing in the setting sun. ?Relationship between conscious and unconscious sides of life. Invisible assistance often entailing obligation to outer forces.   The images of brownies makes me think of what the Devonshire countryside looked like then, how wild and gorgeous it must have been, like out of a fairy tale. But real life for most was far removed from the magic of such. So you must create your own magic, or find it someplace.   Astro-seek describes Venus-Aries people as imps, and that is a great word. To be an imp is to be devilish, shameless, and wild in a way that could never be suppressed. That is the energy of Venus through this sign? passionate, assertive, impulsive, demanding when it comes to affairs of the heart, so to speak, despite whatever the rest of the personality is like.   To be honest a large part of their description says these people in love are pretty much doomed to have relationships burn out, might spend too much money, be the source of family misfortune, and compares them to Romeo and Juliet. ? Does that sound familiar?   The 15 degree point lies within the realm of Gemini. Degree points were also studied in depth by the late Serbian astrologer Nikola Stojanovic. His work is incredible. RIP Mr. Stojanovic, who passed in 2021. So this would give a spritz of Gemini, which can be playful and mischievous, like imps and spirits of the invisible realm!   That concludes Part 1. Sam has really interesting astro! He was probably so done being disrespected by superiors and whoever else, having to bust his ass to secure his future, because nobody was going to just hand it to him (until they had to) because they, the powers-that-be, made it impossible for him and his fellow sailors to do much else, that he had to do something. Thank you for reading and stay tuned for more astro-madness!   PS if anyone would like me to remove the links back to their site please let me know, I understand this is a weird page. Except you Wikipedia, who I gave 5 bucks to.
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