A Two-Part Astrology Study of WordPress

About a month ago, my friend and fellow astrologer Linda over at Litebeing Chronicles wrote a post about “likes” on WordPress in which she stated: What I would give to get a look at WordPress’ chart! And so, being the curious astrologer, I searched for WP’s birth data. Using WP’s initial release date of May 27, 2003 in Houston, Texas and the assumed time of 9:00am, the start of the workday, Linda and I decided to each do a very brief analysis and study of WP’s chart. Here I am doing a Vedic Astrology reading, but pop on over to Linda’s  to check out and compare her Western Astrology reading too.


The first thing I usually look at in a birth chart is the Ascendant and the first house. The Ascendant represents the physical self in this lifetime, in this case, the business entity and blogging platform that is WordPress. The Ascendant is in airy Gemini, ruled by Mercury, who loves technology, the internet, communication, and writing. In the first house with the Ascendant we also have Saturn, who is the wise, slow, patient teacher. This gives WP longevity. Saturn will also pace WP’s growth, or expansion, slowing things down at times so that it can work on glitches and so that it can grow and improve. However, Saturn here also indicates that WP has the patience to grow steadily and learn from mistakes.

The second house is the house of gains. WP’s second house is Cancer and is ruled by the Moon, which is in the eleventh house of friends, socializing, and also material gains and income from career. Though the Moon can indicate a waxing and waning of gains, I sense this is more about WP being a platform for people to connect and socialize, and to express themselves, their emotions, their insights, and their passions. This will add to WP’s own gains. In addition, in the second house we have Jupiter, the planet of good fortune. He is exalted (at his greatest strength), which is highly auspicious for great gains and success. Jupiter rules both the seventh house of relationships and the tenth house of career, reinforcing WP’s huge potential for growth and success both as a means for connecting people and building online relationships, and as a business entity.

The eleventh house itself is Aries, ruled by Mars, the fiery planet of action, passion, drive, and ambition. Like Jupiter, Mars is also exalted. WP and the millions who use it definitely have the energy to keep it working and make it successful. In the eleventh house, besides the Moon, are Mercury and Venus. Mercury is the ruler of Gemini, the Ascendant, so we have the born-to-be technology and communications entity’s ruler placed in the house of social connections and business income. Nice placement indeed! Interestingly, Mercury is conjoined Venus within one degree, indicating that most of the connections that are made and the gains (for both WP and its users) will be beautiful, sweet, and loving. Venus also shows that WP is a great place for artists – writers, photographers, musicians… – to display and market their work.

Another interesting thing to note is that WP’s Moon is in the Nakshatra Ashwini, which indicates WP is a place for healers and past life connections. It may be that through interactions on WP, many will find paths to healing, and some strong connections and friendships made through WP are likely souls from past lives reconnecting.

Though I am barely scratching the surface on a birth chart reading here, I will point out on more thing. WP’s Sun is in the twelfth house along with Rahu, the north node. The Sun represents the soul, but since this is not a sentient being, let’s say that it’s WP’s ability to shine. Rahu is the material drive and karmic lessons for this life. This shows that WP will shine full-force and be materially successful right to the very end. Since Rahu has the ability to eclipse the Sun when conjoined, WP will likely make the decision itself when it so chooses to cease to exist. It will be like the athlete who retires at the top of his game.

WordPress has a nice chart for a technology business entity. This was the first time I’ve looked at a non-living being’s chart, and it’s interesting because I can also intuitively read how it works for the people who use WP. It’s almost like doing a global reading. Of course I could go on for hours and hours with one chart, so I hope you enjoyed this snippet reading. This was a very fun astrological study adventure! Thank you Linda for this co-effort!

About Julianne Victoria

I am a Spiritual Counselor, Shamanic Healer, Writer, & Creator. I hope to help heal, teach, and inspire others on their souls' journeys and in this life. © Julianne Victoria and Through the Peacock's Eyes Press under the Common Law Copyright www.juliannevictoria.com
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27 Responses to A Two-Part Astrology Study of WordPress

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  2. renatembell says:

    I’m so glad to be catching up. I don’t know how I could have missed this! The chart(s) are very interesting. I particularly like exalted Jupiter as 10th Lord in the 2nd House of communication-expression and the Moon (the ruler of Jupiter’s sign of exaltation, Cancer) conjunct Mercury and Venus. I like Sun-Rahu in the 12th too, because Word Press lets individuals connect and identify (Sun) with so many people from all over the global thanks to the technology (Rahu). Thank you for sharing Julianne (and Linda!) 🙂

  3. Shivers flow through my body so often when I read my friends posts… we truly are all connected in a very special way… when I return home from my visit from Florida I will write a post based on my word press dream and how we are all reuniting… It resonates with your’s and Linda’s wordpress chart readings… Thankyou for sharing Julianne… Barbara

  4. reikiheidi says:

    This is amazing and so fascinating – I hope the WP bods see this post!
    I was struck by your comment about the ‘healers and past lives…’ (Given that I am a Healer!) And it certainly surprised me when I started my WP journey the friendships I have made and the deep connections with people I have never met and would never have met. 🙂

  5. Brilliant read and having read Linda’s version too, how they compare in aspects of socialising etc… Interesting about the connection of past lives, as meeting several people on WP personally its as though we have known each other previously, as so well we interact with each other… Amazing how different your both charts look, and confess I know nothing about astrology at all, But have always been interested in how charts are made up :-)… An old friend of my, a mentor in my own spiritual mediumistic talents used to study this form of reading, but she is no longer in this realm… And I would be amazed at the accuracy in certain areas.
    Thank you for sharing ~ Sue 🙂

  6. Oh my. I am glad that I get the posts in general (charts and houses), but I see that I need to work on the planets. (Which is the whole point. 😀 :-D) Good job, I think.

  7. Aimee says:

    Very cool! Thanks for providing the dual analysis!

  8. Fascinating post–A quick note to let you know that there will not be a challenge next Monday due to the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. Hope to see you on 02 December for the next challenge: Nature. Have a glorious and relaxing Thanksgiving.

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  10. Very interesting – almost like they planned it!

  11. shreejacob says:

    Sounds just as awesome as the Western reading by Linda!

  12. rarasaur says:

    This is awesome, Julianne! I love the readings. You both put a lot of wonderful energy into this project and it shows! (I also like the bit about souls reconnecting. :D)

  13. love this! What struck me the most is what you said about the moon! You really see that this chart indicates a place where people can reconnect from past lifetimes, wow!
    Thank you Julianne for suggesting we do this. I am really excited to see what the readers have to say.


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