Will I get my iPad 2 by the weekend?

Like the lemming I am, I set my alarm for 3 am last Friday to be among the first to order the new iPad 2. I fully expected it to be in my hands by Wednesday (March 16), but it’s Tuesday and it hasn’t shipped yet. I’ll be traveling out of town next Monday, so it’s important to know whether or not the package will arrive by this weekend. The Apple rep tells me that if it ships tomorrow, I ought to have it by Saturday. Otherwise, it would be best to reroute it to my travel destination.

Let’s ask a horary!

Will the iPad arrive here by this weekend?
March 15, 2011
10:48:55 PM EDT
Asc: 10 Scorpio 58 Moon: 4 Leo 18

This has to be quick! I am Mars/1-ruler (16 Pisces 37). The package is Moon/9-ruler (= 3rd from the 7th). The Moon (4 Leo 18) is in the 9th house in a fixed sign, showing that the package is still being readied for shipment (on a shelf!) and may be overseas. Not what I want to see. The Moon does not apply to Mars, but she does square the Ascendant and trines the 2nd house cusp. These are signs that things will work out to my satisfaction.

However, the Moon does apply to a trine of the 2nd house ruler Jupiter (11 Aries 17). The trine will perfect in 6 degrees 59 minutes arc or 6.983 days. Strictly, this puts the arrival of the package on Tuesday, March 22 at 10:22:55 pm. But the Moon is fast, and anyway this is an art, not a train schedule. Unless matters truly need to cut exceeding fine, we shouldn’t expect them to do so.

So, the answer to the question is “no, the iPad won’t arrive here by the weekend.” But I believe it will be in my hands somewhere else, by the afternoon of March 22, probably rather late. But for this to work out, I will have to have the package redirected to my travel destination.


Wednesday AM — I changed the shipping address. Let’s see how this sorts out.

Tuesday March 22 — The iPad was delivered today at 12:32 pm. I correctly judged the date and circumstances of the delivery, but it came a few hours earlier than I anticipated. I believe that the Moon, being very fast, brought it sooner. Still, I am satisfied with the outcome.

PS — This post was updated on an iPad 2!

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Dr. Christopher Magnus March 20, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Update on 3/20: the iPad didn’t ship out on Wednesday. It left Hong Kong on Thursday morning, so it’s a good thing that I followed the horary and had the shipment rerouted. I see that it has just passed through Memphis, TN, so there’s a chance it might get to my destination tomorrow afternoon, a day ahead of my prediction. We’ll see. – CM

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