A Pisces Took The First Selfie

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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SheRat
SheRat
September 8, 2018 8:18 am

Pioneers get the arrows, settlers get the land.

jjt4732
jjt4732
September 7, 2018 1:42 am

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.

Pegasus
Pegasus
September 6, 2018 10:04 am

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.

milleunanotte
milleunanotte
September 6, 2018 6:47 pm
Reply to  Pegasus

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 !

Shazberry
Shazberry
September 6, 2018 9:38 am

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

galadarling
galadarling
September 6, 2018 9:07 am

At first glance, I thought this was Jeff Buckley.

PlutoMoon
PlutoMoon
September 6, 2018 5:24 am

It’s Bill Compton from True Blood!
lol

skarab
skarab
September 5, 2018 10:45 pm

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.

elizmalc
elizmalc
September 5, 2018 11:34 pm
Reply to  skarab

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

Chrysalis
Chrysalis
September 5, 2018 8:11 pm

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.

quintile
quintile
September 5, 2018 9:26 pm
Reply to  Chrysalis

there’s your novel! xx

Jokerman
Jokerman
September 5, 2018 9:38 pm
Reply to  quintile

That’s a novel idea.

Chrysalis
Chrysalis
September 5, 2018 11:54 pm
Reply to  quintile

xxx

virgosun
virgosun
September 5, 2018 6:45 pm

Very Poldark

bird
bird
September 5, 2018 5:45 pm

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

Jacqui
Jacqui
September 5, 2018 7:22 pm
Reply to  bird

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

bird
bird
September 6, 2018 6:38 am
Reply to  Jacqui

Lol! Classic!

saturnplutoflux
saturnplutoflux
September 5, 2018 7:44 pm
Reply to  bird

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

Anchors Away
Anchors Away
September 5, 2018 2:06 pm

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

sphinx
sphinx
September 5, 2018 2:48 pm
Reply to  Anchors Away

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.

Sam
Sam
September 5, 2018 4:27 pm
Reply to  Mystic

I saw the pic and almost instantly wondered the same

Us multi mutables do wonder how we appear to others, being hard to pin down and all

MissDee
MissDee
September 5, 2018 5:22 pm
Reply to  Sam

Seriously? Is this a mutable thing? I am Gem Sun with Virgo rising and I am Neptunian (conjunct IC) as well. This certainly explains A LOT of things about me.

Sam
Sam
September 6, 2018 12:37 am
Reply to  MissDee

sometimes i wonder if it’s because as mutables we never want to assume or force an idea on someone else (i am wearing / doing This therefore you are to take me as This) , we just kind of present an array of options and ppl can do whatever . except people do make assumptions so appearances count after all dammit haha

MissDee
MissDee
September 5, 2018 5:20 pm
Reply to  Mystic

Gemini rising. That totes explain why I find him the perfect guy.
I would totally fall for someone looking like this.

PlutoMoon
PlutoMoon
September 5, 2018 9:47 pm
Reply to  Mystic

Hmm, I am picking up Pluto too. So… I just ran his chart (used noon as generic birth time) – he is Sun conjunct Pluto in Pisces, stellium in Pisces actually, with Sun/Pluto, then Merc/Jupiter. Sun/Pluto opposite moon in Virgo. Noon birth time gives him an early Kataka rising (unreliable) so that puts his Pisces stellium in the 10th – these days he would’ve made a brilliant photographer or filmmaker. Venus in Aries opposite Mars in Libra – that is interesting, especially for an uptight Dutch (for the era) Presbyterian in Philadelphia, lol. Saturn conjunct Neptune in Sag, in T-square… Read more »

MissDee
MissDee
September 5, 2018 10:00 pm
Reply to  PlutoMoon

I agree with Mystic and I would set the time back to get Gemini Rising.

milleunanotte
milleunanotte
September 6, 2018 6:51 pm
Reply to  MissDee

I agree with setting the time back and only because his astro might totally go with yours, and be quite the blast for both 🙂

Ariel
Ariel
September 5, 2018 6:30 pm
Reply to  Anchors Away

Agreed. He’s totally hot.

Sam
Sam
September 6, 2018 12:39 am
Reply to  Anchors Away

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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