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8×8 Astro Glyphs

I had fun designing these 8×8 glyphs for the Celestyme clock. There are lots of 8×8 dot-matrix LED displays for these to shine on, with many different sizes and colors ranging from these 0.78″ square ones from LiteOn via Jameco to these 1.2″ and 1.5″ square ones from Betlux. Judging by online prices, these components should cost at most $2 each in bulk, likely much less.

Here are the glyphs. Some may change a bit, but I think most work quite well:

Planets

Mercury Venus Mars Jupiter
mercury venus mars jupiter
Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto
saturn uranus neptune pluto

Zodiac

Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer
aries taurus gemini cancer
Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio
leo virgo libra scorpio
Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces
sagittarius capricorn aquarius pisces

Sun, Moon, and Rising

Sun Ascending
sun ascending
Moon
New
Moon
Crescent
Moon
First Quarter
Moon
Gibbous
moon-new moon-crescent moon-first-quarter moon-gibbous
Moon
Full
Moon
Disseminating
Moon
Last Quarter
Moon
Balsamic
moon-full moon-disseminating moon-last-quarter moon-balsamic

Example

So, using the earlier example of 12:30am GMT on January 25, 2014, the Celestyme clock would look like this underneath the time and date:

sun aquarius
moon-last-quarter scorpio
ascending libra
mercury aquarius
venus capricorn
mars libra
jupiter cancer
saturn scorpio
uranus aries
neptune pisces
pluto capricorn

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