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George Orwell blogs 70 years later!

Have you found it yet? The Orwell Prize folk have put up a WordPress blog of George Orwell’s diary entries beginning Aug 9, 1938 – so that each entry will be 70 years to the day he wrote them.

The ‘posts’ will be as-is, errors and all, and promises to be an interesting read – virtually a 70-year-old blog by Eric Arthur Blair, aka George Orwell.

So Aug 9, 1938’s diary notation morphs into Aug 9, 2008’s blog post! Find it here:


As Orwell said:

“Whoever controls the past controls the future and whoever controls the present controls the past.”

Well, so far I’ve learned that he had a dog named Marx, and that various snakes tended to be caught in the garden, but the subject matter may change with the start of his ‘political’ diaries on Sept 7, 1938…which will become Sept 7, 2008. Nifty idea. 

These ‘political’ diaries are subdivided into ‘Morocco,’ ‘Pre-war,’ and ‘Wartime’ so if you’re a fan of Animal Farm, 1984, or Orwell’s other writings, you may wish to peek into his diaries now appearing in modern blog format!

Wonder if any of this late-blooming techiness shows in transits to his natal chart?

We ordinarily think of Uranus for progressive technological methods and inventions so perhaps Uranus’ visit to Orwell’s natal Jupiter 22Pis44 is enough to spur on and electrify this project.

Plus, natal Amor (‘intimacy’) is conjunct n Jupiter and aren’t diaries supposed to be intimate portraits of what’s going on in the writer’s life?  (Unless you had a snoopy older brother like mine, that is! That’s why I devised an alphabet of my own – drove him nuts trying to crack the code har har.)

But wait! Pluto, planet of the masses, and of transformation, has recently traversed the 23 – 24 Sag zone of the zodiac, and therefore was conjunct GO’s natal Uranus – just in time for the preparation stages of the diaries-into-blog project.

Now Astrodatabank gives Orwell’s birth info as DD for Dirty Data, although one assumes that by now many expert astrologers have worked with his commonly used natal chart enough to know whether it ‘works’ or not.

My smidge of research into his life and times indicates that it is near, if not exact, to the correct birth hour. There ARE only 24 hours in a day, after all.

June 25, 1903; 11:30 am LMT; Motihari, India, with 25Vir11 rising (health problems off and on – mostly on – throughout his life, died age 46, advanced TB) and Virgo is the sign of health. This puts 25Gem03 at Midheaven, the Career Point – and Gemini is one of the signs of the writer. (Virgo writes longer stuff, Gemini mainly articles, essays, or short books.)

If his natal chart is basically correct, he was born during the dark of the Moon, the Balsamic phase, which makes him a prophet. (You’ll get no disagreement here on that score so don’t even go there.)

That transiting Jupiter, now Rx at 13Cap+ will be rejoining his natal Chiron 21Cap03 Rx is also an indicator of the new promotion of his diary entries due to his natal Chiron *sextile Jupiter – now linked through the above-mentioned Uranus-to-Jupiter in Pisces, sign of the collective unconscious – and by the fact that natal Chiron-Jupiter sextiles often provide their ‘owners’ with forums for social expression (Nolle) – even decades later, it appears.

So express and forum away, George Orwell, we’d like to read your daily innermost thoughts from 70 years ago. Well, at least, I would…how about you, lone reader?


Here are some previous posts with an Orwellian hue:

‘Orwell and the WTC Attack 9.11.01’ has Orwell’s natal chart with 9/11’s chart around it + details:


‘Orwell explains mass-media deception’ and he does it perfectly, too – from Nineteen Eighty-Four:


‘It’s only words: George Orwell and Thomas Paine’ – some quotes from two very smart fellows:



*sextile = an angular aspect of 60 degrees, give or take one or two degrees, and which indicates opportunity.

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