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Home of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras (see the fabulous chart for the Largest Annual Queer Night Parade & Party in the World); Host City for the Gay Games VI (2002)
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Sagittarius Ascendant, Cancer Sun, Capricorn Moon, Venus MC

DATA: 20 July 1842, about 15:00 (3PM) LMT, Sydney, NSW, Australia (33s52, 151e13). Sy Scholfield [copyright] quotes flat data from the "Municipal Beginnings" section of the City of Sydney website: "In 1840, Governor Gipps introduced a bill to the Legislative Council to establish municipal institutions in New South Wales. On 20 July 1842, an Act (6 Vic.No 3) was passed 'to declare the town of Sydney to be a city and to incorporate the inhabitants thereof'." Also, according to the Sydney Morning Herald (21 July 1842), the "Sydney Municipal Corporation Bill" was the last bill of the day passed on 20 July. The NSW Legislative Council Votes and Proceedings (20 July 1842, available at the State Library of NSW) states that the Council met at 12 o'clock that day and adjourned at Four o'Clock. There were six items on the agenda, with the Sydney Corporation Bill being the fourth. A time of 3 o'Clock for the Passing of that bill is speculative but based on that information.
STAR FEATURES: PERSONALIZED PLANETS: Capricorn MOON (on Ascendant); Capricorn JUPITER (on North Node); Pisces URANUS (conjunct Base); Cancer MERCURY, MARS & SUN (all conjunct South Node); Leo CHIRON (conjunct Sun, quincunx Moon), Virgo VENUS (conjunct MC). MUTUAL RECEPTION: NEPTUNE in AQUARIUS & URANUS in PISCES. PATTERNS: CAPRICORN STELLIUM (Moon, Saturn, Jupiter), CANCER-LEO STELLIUM (Mercury, Mars, Sun, Chiron). SHAPE: SEE~SAW / LOCO~MOTIVE (Moon leads). CHINESE SIGN: WATER TIGER. NUMEROLOGY: "33" LIFEPATH
With Venus on the Midheaven, Sydney is one of the world's most beautiful cities, the rising Moon explaining the centrality of the magnificent harbour to the identity of the metropolis. Furthermore, with Venus in a Grand Trine with the Moon/Ascendant & the cusp of the fun-loving 5th House, Sydney is a leisurely city full of plenty of fun & fabulous things to do...

Galleries & Museums
Australian Museum, Historic Houses Trust Museums, Sydney Jewish Museum, Powerhouse Museum, Art Gallery of NSW, Museum of Contemporary Art, State Library of NSW Galleries, Brett Whiteley Studio, Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery, Australian Centre for Photography, UTS Gallery.

Parks & Gardens
Chinese Friendship Gardens, Hyde Park ...

With Uranus & the last degree of Pisces on the 4th House cusp the city is home to various unique & fascinating architectural wonders including the sleek Aurora Place, the cylindrical Australia Square (1967), the quaint Blues Point Tower (1961), Boy Charlton Pool, the funky Dupain, Governor Phillip Tower (1994), the magnificent Harbour Bridge (1932), the wavy Horizon Apartments, the 77-level Meriton World Tower, the hexagonal MLC Centre (1972), the iconic Opera House (1973) and the majestic Sydney Tower (visit the skywalk & restaurants).

Opera House

queer links

ANNUAL EVENTS: Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras - Queer Screen - Mardi Gras Parade & Party - Sleaze Ball. BOOKS: Bookshop Darlinghurst. MEDIA: Bent - DNA - (Not Only) Blue - Sydney Star Observer SOCIAL GROUPS: Bobby Goldsmith Foundation - Sydney Convicts (rugby team) - Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir - Radical Faeries (Byron Bay) - Tropical Fruits (Northern NSW). general links

BOOKS: Abbeys - Adyar - Ariel - Berkelouw - Better Read than Dead - Black Rose Anarchist - Cornstalk - Elizabeth's - Fine Print - Galaxy - Gleebooks - Goulds - Phoenix Rising - Sappho Books - VEGE(TARI)AN FOOD: WEBCAMS: WHAT'S ON: Citysearch - Lonely Planet Sydney - DON'T FORGET: Bridge Climb - Sydney Observatory - Sydney by Diva tours

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Sy Scholfield
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