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Only one poem tonight, but a suggestion for a new horoscope for this digital age.

First the poem, then a simple chart, finally the beginnings of an horological explanation of each sign in the new zodiac.

Incidentally, my birthday is October 23.

Enjoy

Peace

CJ

A New Horoscope
(12 Signs of the Age we live in)

Eniaca the progenitor began a new age
Binary, digital, soulless, organophage
Vacuolus followed close behind, handmaiden
To the great calculator connected to

Circuitus, the first born who became sibling of
Semi-Ducti the silent halfling hermaphrodite
And Transistisisti the fecund child bearer
Sister of Nanorexia the barren spinster

In time Megadoss the omnipresent ruled space
Via serpentine limpet Connexis precursor to
Wirelexis unseen unheard wave of the future
Across that bridge tagged by users as Pontironti

There to meet the great signs of the age
First Intercoz spidery web to heaven
Where Saint Steven dwells forever
In most beatific and exalted Nirvana

© CJ Campbell March 2012

A quick scan of the accompanying handbook reveals the following summary for each of the twelve new signs, followed by a star chart.

I have it on good authority that Kossacks better versed in Astrology than I are working on appropriate constellations for each sign in the new zodiac.

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Eniaca:eniaca         January 14- February 15        Keepers of secrets
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Vacuolus:vacuolus February 16- March 15  Seekers of a good time
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Circuitus:circuitus     March 16- April 15      Those who look back
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Semi-Ducti:semiducti  April 16- May 17       The undecided ones
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Transistisisti:transisisti May 18- June 17            Secretly powerful
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Nanorexia:nanorexia    June 18- July 17        Masters of thin disguises
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Megadoss:megadoss   July 18- August 17    False promisers
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Connexis:connexis     August 18- September 16    True lovers
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Wirelexis:wirelexis September 17- October 17 Everybody's friends
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Pontironti:pontironti  October 18- November 15  Judge and jury
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Intercoz:intercoz      November 16- December 15    Know-it-alls
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Nirvana:nirvana  December 16- January 13    Genuinely nice people
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Here is the first version of the chart so far discovered, complete with errors and early ideas about names and symbols. Presented for your perusal.
zodiacnew

It's a digital universe.

Originally posted to Indigo Kalliope on Mon Jun 11, 2012 at 04:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by Readers and Book Lovers.

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