Astrologer Russell Grant has read the horoscope of Facebook in celebration of the social media site’s tenth birthday.
“Just like people, you can also use Horoscopes for companies,” said Grant, described as “the UK’s favourite astrologer and TV celebrity”.
“Rather than a date of birth, you use the date when the company was founded to take a snapshot of the planetary positions when the company was ‘born’"
Facebook’s birthday on February 4th lands it with the star sign of Aquarius.
“Not surprisingly its horoscope reflects the way Facebook has transformed how people all over the world keep in touch with each other,” said Grant.
“Aquarius is the zodiac sign associated with large groups, inventions, innovations, computers, networks, electronics and friendship.”
“It was no fluke therefore that all of this was mixed together on February 4th ten years ago and what was to become the world’s largest social network site was launched.”
Grant also went on to comment on the planetary alignment that apparently spawned the site’s creation and led to its success.
“When Facebook began, the Sun and Neptune were close together in Aquarius. Mercury, planet of communication in the serious sign Capricorn, highlights the good business sense, disciplined thinking and efficient administration that led to Facebook’s incredible success,” he said.
“The Moon and Saturn in home-loving Cancer helped founders pick up the mood of the public. The strength behind Mars in Taurus has kept things going in the right direction while this determination has been aided and abetted by Jupiter’s link with Pluto.”
“Aquarius encourages experimentation while Jupiter in Virgo brings the knowledge, technical and analytical skills needed to keep the site expanding.”
“Facebook’s journey hasn’t been without its drama and disputes, thanks to some tense links between Mercury and Mars and the planets Jupiter and Pluto. But challenge can also be a big motivation.”
Grant attributed the power of the internet and technology to the planet Uranus. Catholic leader Pope Francis had previously claimed the internet, largely agreed to have been created in the 1980s by a group of scientists, was a “gift of God”.
“Uranus, the planet that rules the internet and new technology, will help keep things moving forward with a manageable intensity,” stated Grant on the technological importance of the uninhabitable ice planet, which was formed by natural processes roughly 4.5 billion years before the internet was established.
“This will bring further changes in Facebook in 2014 and beyond.”