A Pisces Took The First Selfie

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the first selfie - taken by Robert Cornelius

The first selfie ever taken captured Pisces Robert Cornelius, at the moment of his Saturn Return. Sadly, it was also when he turned away from invention.  It is the first known deliberate photograph of a human.

From Saving The Work Of Robert Cornelius:

Cornelius was an innovator at the intersection of art and science, driven by the desire to bring photography to the forefront. The new medium caught on quickly in Philadelphia for commercial use, but it was still years away from being a reliably profitable venture. After Cornelius opened his studio on Ranstad Street in 1841, he abandoned photography three years later, presumably broke and frustrated, and went back to working for his family’s lamp-making business.

On the back of his image, he wrote: “the first light picture ever taken.”  Cornelius went on to become, apparently, a pillar of the local Presbyterian Church. It is kind of cool to imagine what he would make of today’s selfie culture but sad to think that his passion could not become his core work.

Aptly, for a pioneer, he had Uranus conjunct his North Node. And, despite his segue into something less innovative, that Saturn Return first selfie moment secured him enduring fame, albeit subtle.


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SheRatMM Member

Pioneers get the arrows, settlers get the land.

jjt4732MM Member

So even the first portrait photographer only made it 3 years in the biz… makes me feel better about my 6. Photography is deceptively tough, expensive work.

PegasusMM Member

One very attractive man with brains to boot? YES! Oops he’s dead. Just my luck, gone to god before he had a chance to meet me.

milleunanotteMM Member

Well, Pegs, you’ve been rather contemplative of your age and stage in life, and all your capacities now, then, and with a watchful eye on the future. You can enjoy the earthly for these moments, and then – maybe he’s a lover waiting in the afters 😀 Maybe one of more and many exciting pioneers for the Lady Pegasus xx

Love the idea of a Sage Cap type meeting a Uranian Piscean who had a hidden first, in the aethereal energetic. Definite creation of more neutrons and protons et al !

ShazberryMM Member

He sooooo looks like he could be starring in any number of ethereal/supernatural based tv series.

galadarlingMM Member

At first glance, I thought this was Jeff Buckley.

PlutoMoonMM Member

It’s Bill Compton from True Blood!


That hair. Dude looks like the love child of Lord Byron and Antonio Banderas.
He must of really thought about his style and looks before posing for the first ever selfie. Then sitting down for 15minutes without moving for the shot to be taken. I’m going for Leo Rising.

elizmalcMM Member

Agree! That’s some serious hair and yes re Leo rising. Fascinating!

ChrysalisMM Member

LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Someone needs to turn his story into a novel. I would love to know the astro of the conservator and how their charts fit together.

quintileMM Member

there’s your novel! xx


That’s a novel idea.

ChrysalisMM Member


virgosunMM Member

Very Poldark

birdMM Member

He’s cute! What a great photo! Very interesting expression on his face. What do you think he was thinking?

JacquiMM Member

stay still 1001 , stay still 1002 , stay still 1003,

birdMM Member

Lol! Classic!


Yeh I was thinking he has a really modern face..

Anchors Away
Anchors Away

To me he doesn’t look like he was of that era. He looks current.


Yes! Also his hair kicks up in a way that makes him look like a satyr with pointy ears. He is the model of a modern satyr looking Saturn returning Presbyterian Pisces inventor.

ArielMM Member

Agreed. He’s totally hot.

PiMM Member

i saw a pic where someone had photoshopped aviators onto a picture of Lord Byron the poet and he looked HOT hahahahahaha .. just tried to find it, no luck, but yes this man could definitely make a pair of classic ray-bans work or being a multiple pisces some heart shaped frames if he wanted to rock out

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