# Solved Franz Kafka

#### Rebel Uranian

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http://www.astro.com/cgi/chart.cgi?...on=7&syr=2012&hsy=-1&zod=&orbp=&rs=0&ast=3412

See the asteroid Kafka? At the day of his (Kafka's) birth, that was at 18 52 Cancer. We all know that asteroids and planets have the qualities of whatever we name them after. Since Ceres is named after a nurturing goddess, it is a min-Moon. Since Pluto is named after a Disney dog, it is the planet of death and obsessions. And since Kafka is named after Franz Kafka, it gives the qualities of Kafka, which means it has to be smack on Kafka's ascendant since he is the Kafka.

Sidenote: Kafka on my chart is 7 57 Scorpio. This bears disappointingly low significance for how Kafka-esque my life seems to be from birth. Maybe all it does it make you a latent homosexual or have dreams about bugs.

#### serafin5

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http://www.astro.com/cgi/chart.cgi?...on=7&syr=2012&hsy=-1&zod=&orbp=&rs=0&ast=3412

See the asteroid Kafka? At the day of his (Kafka's) birth, that was at 18 52 Cancer. We all know that asteroids and planets have the qualities of whatever we name them after. Since Ceres is named after a nurturing goddess, it is a min-Moon. Since Pluto is named after a Disney dog, it is the planet of death and obsessions. And since Kafka is named after Franz Kafka, it gives the qualities of Kafka, which means it has to be smack on Kafka's ascendant since he is the Kafka.

Sidenote: Kafka on my chart is 7 57 Scorpio. This bears disappointingly low significance for how Kafka-esque my life seems to be from birth. Maybe all it does it make you a latent homosexual or have dreams about bugs.

Hey Rebel, I just googled who Franz Kafka was and Im sorry to say I never heard of till yesterday, and your reference to the term "kafkaesque". Im curious as to what he may mean to you personally. I mean that it's my understanding that he had a "schizoid" personality, and he may have been anorexic too, but it's my understanding that his observations as to the people in his writings are pretty profound which is what drew my interest. Care to enlighten me? Do they teach Kafka in High School? I ask because that was an experience denied me so I chose to get my GED (went to work at a young age). I'd really like to read his writings, now, too, I'm curious as to how you meant "kafkaesque" in terms of your increasing lack of interest in astrology.

Thanks!
S5

PS You mentioned that your life has been 'kafkaesque' since birth Im not sure what that means but my "Kafka" is 1deg Sag. Is latent homosexuality and bugs something that he wrote about too?

#### Rebel Uranian

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They teach him at a lot of high schools if not most, but I found him browsing the Internet. Kafkaesque has nothing directly to do with my interest or lack thereof in astrology, just my pessimistic perception of the world. I'm also not a Kafka expert so don't treat me like one.

IMO the anorexic thing is mostly from the story A Hunger Artist. I haven't seen any other evidence showing that he would be.

I confess the main reason I made this thread was parody and making fun of the fact that all asteroids are supposed to do exactly what their name intuitively sounds like. I thought more people here knew Kafka than this. I'll go find Elvis or someone less interesting but more popular like that with an asteroid.

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#### JUPITERASC

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I confess the main reason I made this thread was parody and making fun of the fact that all asteroids are supposed to do exactly what their name intuitively sounds like. I thought more people here knew Kafka than this. I'll go find Elvis or someone less interesting but more popular like that with an asteroid.
Fwiw - quote sourced from online dictionary

kafkaesque

= characterized by surreal distortion and a sense of impending danger e.g. "the kafkaesque terror of the endless interrogations"

Adjective: Characteristic or reminiscent of the oppressive or nightmarish qualities of Franz Kafka's fictional world

At one time Kafka was one of my favourite authors

IMO those online dictionary definitions make sense – having said that I'm no expert on Kafka either... I wonder would he have enjoyed astrology

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#### Rebel Uranian

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@Jupiter - The quote isn't relevant to your post.

@Moog - Yep. Do YOU get this thread? (I don't blame you if you don't. There was a whole several-page thread of comebacks to my statement that "we need to save conservative values." Yes, a self-proclaimed socialist wants to save conservative values )

#### JUPITERASC

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@Jupiter - The quote isn't relevant to your post.
fwiw you're probably right...

#### serafin5

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They teach him at a lot of high schools if not most, but I found him browsing the Internet. Kafkaesque has nothing directly to do with my interest or lack thereof in astrology, just my pessimistic perception of the world. I'm also not a Kafka expert so don't treat me like one.

IMO the anorexic thing is mostly from the story A Hunger Artist. I haven't seen any other evidence showing that he would be.

I confess the main reason I made this thread was parody and making fun of the fact that all asteroids are supposed to do exactly what their name intuitively sounds like. I thought more people here knew Kafka than this. I'll go find Elvis or someone less interesting but more popular like that with an asteroid.

Ok I get it now; you were just being facetious about asteroid names. OK. Didnt mean to treat you like an expert Rebel; please forgive me. Sometimes people will mention things I know nothing about so rather than pretend I know what youre talking I rather admit to my lack of knowledge and learn. Thanks for enlightening me.

Blessings to you
S5

#### serafin5

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Fwiw - quote sourced from online dictionary

kafkaesque
= characterized by surreal distortion and a sense of impending danger e.g. "the kafkaesque terror of the endless interrogations"

Adjective: Characteristic or reminiscent of the oppressive or nightmarish qualities of Franz Kafka's fictional world

At one time Kafka was one of my favourite authors

IMO those online dictionary definitions make sense – having said that I'm no expert on Kafka either... I wonder would he have enjoyed astrology

Me too! Thanks so much for the info and I promise I wont go away thinking you are a Kafka expert either. However, now I will definately check out his writings; Im pretty intrigued.

Thanks again
S5

#### JUPITERASC

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Me too! Thanks so much for the info and I promise I wont go away thinking you are a Kafka expert either. However, now I will definately check out his writings; Im pretty intrigued.

Thanks again
S5
That's Ok serafin5.. I did assume Rebel Uranian is simply having fun aka joking, however, IMO Franz Kafka is interesting to read - in a mind bending kind of way so I posted the info and also here's an 82 word quote and link to wikipedia with summary of plot of the intriguing "The Metamorphosis" by Franz Kafka http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Metamorphosis

QUOTE:
"The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung, also sometimes termed The Transformation) is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It is often cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is widely studied in colleges and universities across the western world. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into a monstrous insect-like creature. It is never explained in the story why Samsa transforms, nor has Kafka given one"

#### Moog

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Now do Frank Zafka

#### serafin5

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That's Ok serafin5.. I did assume Rebel Uranian is simply having fun aka joking, however, IMO Franz Kafka is interesting to read - in a mind bending kind of way so I posted the info and also here's an 82 word quote and link to wikipedia with summary of plot of the intriguing "The Metamorphosis" by Franz Kafka http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Metamorphosis

QUOTE:
"The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung, also sometimes termed The Transformation) is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It is often cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is widely studied in colleges and universities across the western world. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into a monstrous insect-like creature. It is never explained in the story why Samsa transforms, nor has Kafka given one"

Wow! Just read it. Pretty trippy stuff, especially for that time period. I think its sad how these charactors reflect his life at home and his family. It must have been really rough for this guy to grow up in a home feeling like this. Thank you so much Jupiter; Ive learned something new today! Awesome!
S5

#### Judy_AzVirgo

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Serafin5, The Metamorphosis is available as a \$.99 download at Google Play, if you're interested. Definitely worth reading. There are books of Kafka's works, of course.

#### serafin5

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Serafin5, The Metamorphosis is available as a \$.99 download at Google Play, if you're interested. Definitely worth reading. There are books of Kafka's works, of course.

Thanks so much, Judy, I shall do that!

Blessings,
S5

#### Rebel Uranian

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If you're not going to buy a book, just read it off the Internet. It's not illegal in any cases that I've seen, with the translator usually giving full permission and Kafka being long dead.

#### serafin5

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If you're not going to buy a book, just read it off the Internet. It's not illegal in any cases that I've seen, with the translator usually giving full permission and Kafka being long dead.

That's a really good idea, too. Thanks!