At 38 minutes of age, April’s youngest calf stood successfully. A few tries to get the hang of it were enough for me to realize I was catching my breath in anticipation his learning to balance on the spindly little legs on which he will make his way in life.
Now imagine this: I live perhaps 30 minutes from Harpursville where this new calf was born. I didn’t hear the time of birth locally–through confirmation with a cousin–until after; I saw Lynda Hill‘s Facebook posting from Australian News and the words, “UPDATE: Baby giraffe born at 9:53 am!”
Although it’s a bit challenging to read the chart of a baby giraffe (perhaps because I’ve never read an animal’s chart before!), I’ll give a few basics aside from mentioning that giraffes are the animals seen in the 12th house, not in the 6th as small pets are–and no, not even their babies. It seems a bit silly to think his chart has an anaretic (the last degree of a sign) rising in Mercury-ruled Gemini. But major changes tend to come with anaretic degrees, and they appear to be what we’ll see in this little guy’s life–if theres a way to follow him after he moves to his new home wherever that may be in a few months. I’m sure giraffes have a means of communication, but I haven’t a clue how they do.