This week we visit Providence, Rhode Island —
the only state other than Nevada where prostitution is legal.
PROVIDENCE is the capital of Rhode Island.  It is also the county-seat of Providence county and it  is situated at the head of Providence river on the N. arm of Narragansett Bay and at the influx of the Seekonk (or Blackstone), Moshassuck and Woonasquatucket rivers.  It is roughly 35 m. from the Atlantic ocean.    By rail, Providence is 45 m. S.S.W.of Boston, making it almost a suburb of Beantown.  It is 188 m. E.N.E. of New York.     In 1890 its population was 132,146, a hundred years later that was 750,000.
Providence is known for these companies. 
  1. A. T. Cross Pen Company, a purveyor of fine writing instruments, founded 1846. 
  2. Gorham Silver Company,
  3. Brown University –– founded by Baptists in 1764 
  4. Rhode Island Institute for the  Deaf (1876)  
  5. Rhode School of Design    (1877).

august 28 2017

I created the chart with Equal Houses via  WinStar which does not depict all the asteroids mentioned below.

Sunday August 27, 2017
  1. Jupiter sextile Saturn 8:15AM EDT,
  2. Mercury trine Astraea 9:56AM EDT,
  3. Sedna stations retrograde 2:37PM EDT,
  4. Mercury trine Juno 9:37PM EDT
    1. and trine Hygeia 11:55PM EDT
Monday August 28, 2017
  • Venus quincunx Hygeia 5:55AM EDT
    •  and quincunx Juno 7:21AM EDT,
  • Mars enters sidereal Leo 8:17AM EDT,
  • Mercury contra-parallel Zeus 10:25AM EDT,
  • Venus quincunx Astraea 4:36PM EDT,
  • sun contra-parallel Juno 7:06PM EDT

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

  • Mercury contra-parallel Jupiter 00:42AM EDT
    •  and conjunct Transpluto 6:17AM EDT,
    • Mercury parallel Sedna 9:16PM EDT

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

  • Mercury enters tropical Leo 00:06AM EDT
    •  and sextile Apollon 3:59AM EDT,
  • Mercury square Admetos 6:51AM EDT,
  • Admetos stations retrograde 8:53AM EDT,
  • sun sextile Hades 10:12AM EDT,
  • Mercury parallel Vesta 11:02AM EDT,
  • Mars trine Cupido 12:21PM EDT,
  • Mars contraparallel South Node

Thursday, August 31, 2017.

  1. Mars square Sedna 3:47AM EDT,
  2. Jupiter parallel Neptune 10:23PM EDT
  3. Sun parallel Mercury 6:40AM EDT,
  4. Saturn square Vesta 11:06AM EDT
  5. and quincunx Ceres 11:26AM EDT

Friday, September 1, 2017.

  • Mars quincunx Chiron 2:02AM EDT,
  • Jupiter contraparallel Vesta 8:22PM EDT

Saturday, September 2, 2017.

  • Neptune contraparallel Vesta 2:53AM EDT,
  • sun parallel Sedna 5:06AM EDT,
  • Mars trine Uranus 8:13AM EDT,
  • sun contraparallel Jupiter 12:29PM EDT,
  • sun contra-parallel Neptune 6:34PM EDT
    •  and contraparallel Pallas 9:24PM EDT

Sunday, September 3, 2017.

  1. Neptune parallel Pallas 1:50AM EDT,
  2. Mercury conjunct Mars 5:37AM EDT,
  3. sun sextile Kronos 7:22AM EDT
    1. and square Selene 9:25AM EDT,
  4. Mercury contraparallel Juno 12:23PM EDT,
  5. sun parallel Vesta 12:46PM EDT,
  6. Jupiter parallel Pallas 6:57PM EDT

The FOUNDING of Providence.

The charter of the 24th of November 1663, perpetuated the name Providence Plantations (an older English word for colony)  which remains a part of the legal title of the state.

The chart above, for their agreement upon their legal name and the formalization of their philosophy of “separation of Church and state” was ahead of their time and forerunners of the U.S. Constitution.  With the preponderance of Sagittarius spreading through two signs, this was evidence of a good administration based upon an enlightened philosophy.  While Pluto would not be discovered for another 260 years, this chart is a Bucket with a Plutonian Handle.  While Marc Jones used several words (obsession and probity are the most popular) for Pluto, probably the one that fit this event best is “Transcendent.”

                                     The Colonial Years.

During King Philip’s War,¹ in 1676, Indians attacked the town and  burned the northern half of Providence.

In June 1772, a British schooner, the Gaspee  packet-boat, ran aground at what has since become known as Gaspee Point and in a strange twist of fate, in the War of Independence, Rhode Island, like Connecticut to the west, were Loyalist, a major reason that neither state received much trade.  You can almost hear Williams telling them they deserved their fate.

The original post had a long essay on Roger Williams.  That is now here.


This chart was originally penned on August 27, 2017, but revised, and the incorporation name chart added on March 14,  2020.

  1.  This is the French and Indian Wars now.


  1. Elton, Romeo, The Life of Roger Williams, the earlier legislator and true champion for a full and absolute liberty of conscience, London:  A. Cockshaw, 1852.
  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, New York, 1911.