“Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves. The world’s entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up by a handful of private corporations. Want to read the papers featuring the most famous results of the sciences? You’ll need to send enormous amounts to publishers like Reed Elsevier”
– Aaron Swartz
The Queen of Clubs is more than just a pretty face that pops out of a deck of 52 playing cards. In her highest form this royal face card is esoterically known as the Mother of Intuition. Quick thinking, quick acting, and service oriented, she does not claim knowledge and rewards merely for her own sake but to distribute them to the world at large. High strung and often impatient, she doesn’t “get it” when other people are slow to respond or make the appropriate changes, whether she’s driving on the freeway or engaged in conversation. As soon as boredom or extreme irritation reaches its peak – the Queen simply moves on. She won’t waste too much energy or express great anger in her exit but will clearly get her point across. Never at a loss for ideas, the Queen of Clubs can juggle better than the rest of the pack. When they’re on track and in alignment with their soul they can make tremendous contributions to society. Whether male or female, all Queens innately seek to nurture others in some way. The Queen of Club’s method of nurturing is through the distribution of knowledge, which ultimately sets others free.
In the Cards of Destiny’s complex astro – mathematical system, the Queen of Clubs strongly exerts her influence over the following dates:
- January 28
- February 26
- March 24
- April 22
- May 20
- June 18
- July 16
- August 14
- September 12
- October 10
- November 8
- December 6
November 8th – Queen of Clubs, Scorpio Sun, Aquarius Moon
Aaron Swartz, the internet “hacktivist” and founder of Reddit who was charged for downloading content from MIT’s online academic library JSTOR was a remarkable Queen of Clubs birth card native, and his name will be etched in internet history. He retrieved important information and delivered it to the masses, in true Robin Hood fashion. Aaron practically came out of the womb ready for technology, tapping away at the keyboard at age three. Over and over and over – three, representing creative energy is the magic number that appears. The Queen of Clubs Karma card is the Three of Hearts, creating a bit of indecision with the affections (not necessarily in a romantic sense), while the Three of Diamonds is this card’s Mars card, as well as one of Aaron’s Planetary rulers. In his extensive internet research over the years, he exposed a multitude of government lies to the people, and was involved in political activism. For what was deemed as some kind of heinous crime, Aaron was fined a million dollars and sentenced to prison for the bulk of his remaining life.
Aaron was born November 8, 1986 with the Queen of Clubs as his Sun card, and both the Three of Diamonds and Jack of Hearts as his Planetary Ruler cards. The dynamic creativity of his Three of Diamonds and the compassionate nature of the Jack of Hearts combined toward his making a profound mark in the world of communications (the Club suit). The Jack of Hearts is always in a fixed position, “on the cross” so to speak, analogous to Christ’s hanging on the cross. This is also the Pluto card for every Queen of Clubs person. There is a great deal of personal sacrifice that such a person with this influence is capable of making in the name of love and truth. Unfortunately, the injustices served to Aaron supposedly intimidated him to the point of suicide by hanging.
Sure Scorpio is the sign of deep emotions, secrets, and death, but to say that Aaron’s death was due to depression is a major oversight, not to mention belittling. Nobody knows for sure why he killed himself or died, but who would want to stick around for a lifetime of imprisonment? The Aquarius Moon person is more concerned with the world of the intellect than stewing around in its emotions. This “kid” was on to something, and like many tragic heroes he could only get so far before barricades came up around him. Matt Savinar had some interesting things to say about this astrological combination – http://northbayastrology.com/?p=25334
Aaron’s death occurred on January 11, 2013, on a Three of Spades day. The intensity of his creative energy and devotion toward his cause was being so heavily resisted by authorities that he felt no other way out. The Threes are all like forks in the road, and Spades represent transformation or death. He apparently chose the only way he could see fit at that point, which was out.
A documentary trailer has been released online but an actual movie in Aaron’s honor – The Internet’s Own Boy is due for release on June 27th, 2014, on a Three of Clubs day. This is appropriate, since the Three of Clubs is known as the “Writer’s Card”, with again the emphasis being on Aaron’s depth of creativity and ability to expertly communicate his ideas. A great example of this was his editing development with Wikipedia. June 27th will also feature a New Moon at 5 degrees Cancer, the sign of the Cosmic Nurturer.
By age 26, although his life was shortened under very unhappy circumstances (around the same age as so many iconic musicians), Aaron had in some ways completed his mission. The Pluto card for his 26th year was the Ten of Clubs – the card of the Teacher. It was challenging to uphold his position, and Pluto literally took him to the Underworld. His Result card was the Queen of Hearts, card of the Loving Mother. He will forever live in the hearts of so many thousands of people he has touched through a selfless dedication and distribution of knowledge to empower others in self-education and freedom of choice.