The Sun in Libra – Effects

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Venus the planet of ‘balance’ rules Libra and the Sun in Libra, a debilitated point for the Sun, gives rise to many interpretations. Since, it is not possible to discuss Sun all angles, brief reference is made to various aspects of the Sun in Libra.

The span of Libra consists of the following Nakshtra:

00.00 to 06.40 degrees of Libra or

06.40 to 13.20 degrees of Chitra ruler by Mars

06.40 to 20.00 degrees of Libra or

00.00 to degrees of Swati ruled by 20.00 to 30.00 degrees of Libra or

00.00 to 10.00 degrees of Vishakha ruled by Jupiter.

Therefore for interpretation of the Sun in Libra, we have to take into consideration the characteristics of the sign Libra, the house in which the Sun in Libra comes apart from the planets i.e. the Sun, Venus, Mars, Rahu (Node) and Jupiter.

Persons born with the Sun in Libra at 0.40 degrees is considered inauspicious (deadly) including the curtailment of longevity.

Persons born with the Sun in Libra upto 20.00 degrees specially in the position ruled by Swati are generally attractive and their features are of women-folk. Peace-loving, adamant and independent. For a better tomorrow, it would be good if he uses proper balance of mind. Willing to extend helping hand if his freedom is not questioned, friend in need but worst enemy. Even born in a wealthy family, financial problems will be faced by him. The suitable profession is of gold-smith, traveling agent and also of drug seller. Married life will not be much congenial though for the outside world they are most adjustable. Sun in Libra causes diseases regarding abdomen, heart, piles and arthritis.

Persons born in Libra during 20.00 to 30.00 degrees indicate two types of appearances i.e. one with fatty and long stature. Such natives have been found to be full of vigor and vitality and are intelligent of the highest order. Most of them have to live away from the parents and family. Slavery is suicidal for such persons. Depending on the position of Saturn, such natives have inclination for ‘Sanayas’ but at the same time they are devoted to the family. Such persons turn out to be good orator and are capable of attracting cords. Such natives are drinking of alcohol and over-indulgence.

As already indicated the vital or solar influence of this signs is ‘balance’ and ‘justice’-equality before law-rather in all fields. With the Sun in Libra the native is capable of giving dispassionable judgment after taking into consideration all aspects. Depending on the other planetary position, the natives have kind and amicable nature learns more through comparison, their institution but have sensitive feelings.

 The Sun in Libra (10th house) dose not give the expected rise in life unless there is improvement from other planets. This is because the Sun gets debilities position and the position of the lord of the 10th house i.e. Venus would also have a say in the rise of the native professionally. The person with debilitated Sun having …

National Train Day: The Seattle Connection

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National Train Day: The Seattle Connection

By: Beckie Layton

May 10, 2014, marked the seventh annual National Train Day and the 145th anniversary of the creation of the nations first transcontinental railroad by the Union Pacific Railroad in 1869.  Amtrak created the holiday in 2008 as a way to keep this important history alive, to bring information to the public and draw attention to the advantages of rail travel.  

Seattle, Tacoma and the Puget Sound region share in a rich railroad history. Theirs is the story of the second transcontinental railroad line.  In 1864 Congress chartered the Northern Pacific Railroad land grants that totaled 60-million acres that flanked the planned route from Minnesota to Puget Sound. This began many years of complications and financial ups and downs. They were unable to meet the completion date of July 4, 1976 stipulated in the grant, which resulted in a loss of some of their land holdings. Construction was slow due to inadequate funding, inaccessibility to the route and harsh winters.

The Northern Pacific line received needed financing from a Philadelphia financier in 1870, which got the Western terminus to Tacoma. After many more years of dealings, the Northern Pacific acquired the Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern, which gave the company a line to Sumas at the Canadian border.  It wasn’t until 1899, that the King Street Station in Pioneer Square, in the heart of Seattle, was open for business serving both the Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railroads.

The National Train Day holiday is held each year on the Saturday closest to May 10th to honor the pounding of the Golden Spike in Promontory, Utah, which marked the completion of the first transcontinental railroad. Each year, more than 200 communities host events across the country in railroad stations and railroad museums.  Larger events typically display equipment and railroad cars as well as many family oriented activities. Children will find the Chugginton Play Area at most every event. Celebrity spokespersons are often on hand as well.

The 2014 National Train Day celebration in Seattle is a good example of a big-city event. It was held in the historic King Street Station. Speakers for the opening ceremony included Alan Boyd, former Amtrak President, Seattle Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim and Ron Pate, Director of Rail Division of Washington State Department of Transportation.  The Amtrak Coast Starlight train was on hand for tours, and a scale model of the Mt. Rainier line was on display.  There were many exhibitors on hand and Tom Douglas provided culinary demonstrations and samples in a special San Francisco Arcade Car. Historical pictures and artifacts of Puget Sound’s rich railroad journey were also on display.

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