June 28, 2013 I had a radio interview with Caroline Wise King, she asked my opinion of the astrological outlook for the USA today, economy and teachings. I never have looked at the chart before and was so amazed at how similar today’s chart for the US is compared to what was happening in 1776!
Here’s the information and chart that came up during my research.
1st the Bald Eagle as our Nation’s Totem. This represents spectacular FREEDOM; freedom from fear, doubt, corruption and the freedom to BE who we really are! Eagle is the most respected and powerful animal totem because of their ability to “SEE” into the Sun as they fly towards it unaffected by it’s brilliance. Legend has it, that Great Spirit told Eagle many things that Eagle then reported back to the Chiefs, so they could share with the Tribe what was going on with these “visions”. Great power comes with Eagle Medicine, the Elders had much respect for the white man bringing in this symbol, much hope for the future and future generations was expected.
*FYI: “The essence of the Bald Eagle is strength and courage. In ancient Sumer, Rome, and other warrior cultures, the eagle was the imperial symbol of command and control, and represented the ability to soar above all enemies. It’s keen vision, powerful talons, and majestic appearance are further indications of moral superiority, of a divine or sacred mission. The eagle flies higher than any other bird, and thereby symbolizes the highest spiritual values.”
July 4, 1776 USA Chart
“Over the years astrologers have come up with, and continue to come up with, various times for the birth of the American nation. (Some think it’s Gemini or Virgo Rising). In The Astrology of America’s Destiny, Dane Rudhyar provides ample evidence from the historical record, including accounts by signers of the Declaration of Independence, that the correct birth time of the United States is the signing of the Declaration of Independence, shortly after 5:00 PM, 4 July 1776, in Philadelphia. Rudhyar rectifies the time of the signing to 5:13:55 PM, providing an Ascendant of 13°10′ Sagittarius.”
Editor’s Note: The frontispiece appearing in the original edition of The Astrology of America’s Destiny (New York: Random House, 1974) is an illustration from the noted 18th century English astrologer, Dr. Sibley. The horoscope being presented to Washington shows an old-fashioned square chart graphic. It is cast for 4 July 1776, 10:10 PM, London Time. It shows a local Ascendant for Philadephia of 13°12′ Sagittarius.”
Transits NOW for July 4, 2013 on outer wheel
(inner circle US natal chart)
Note from me: After doing some research about the TIME the US chart was, which affects the Rising sign, I tend to agree with Dane Rudhyar’s interpretation of Sagittarius Rising. The basic fact is that 4 planets are still very close in the same degree and signs as on July 4, 1776 and that’s where the “rectification” (using knowledge & the intuitive process to analyze the energies of that sign) of the Rising sign occurs. It just makes sense to me, that Sagittarius is the collective energy of this Nation.
To ADD Medicine Wheel Astrology is to look at the Rising sign, to mark the 4 directions and then interpret their TOTEMS in the chart. I have shared some of this in the interview with Caroline Wise King, please LISTEN in the archives for the show.
In the books “Life & Teaching of the Masters of the Far East” by Baird Spaulding (DeVorss & Co) it was said that AMERICA is an anagram for the “I AM RACE” … we have the responsibility and honor to share with the rest of the world what the POTENTIAL is of people living in harmony, helping each be the best we can be and sharing that with the rest of the world! A new world of Enlightenment, where people from every country are welcome. We are ALL IMMIGRANTS (non native), many welcomed and “adopted” by the Native Americans! Many teachings here since 1776 and we continue to have the same dreams and issues but a greater viewing audience now!
So, here were are, Jupiter in the sign of the FLICKER (Cancer) with its unconditional LOVE wanting to feel secure with home and family. Mars in Gemini (Deer) communicating on a GLOBAL basis , squaring (challenging) Neptune (Spirituality, religions and foreign countries 9th HOUSE) with it’s POWER and aggressive nature. Jupiter stays in Cancer for 1 year (won’t be back for 12 years) and it represents HOME, FAMILY, SECURITY, WATER, FEELINGS and EMOTIONS. Mercury is in Cancer, retrograde (apparently going backwards) and NOW is the time to speak up for what we want and don’t want! MOTHERS are speaking out about what is no longer acceptable; no more killing of children and the senseless wars … Earth Mother is also speaking up and getting our attention!
Thank you for your time and what a wonderful way to renew our enthusiasm for being AMERICAN! We are so blessed and may the gratitude of our GROUP DREAM continue with peace, love and justice for all!
Blessings. Star Savoy
Here’s some interesting links:
“They cannot logically or astrologically deal with the United States as an operative nation, as a working social organism having, like all organisms, a definite structure. If they refer to anything, it can only be to the fact that, with the Declaration of Independence, the people of the Colonies proclaimed to the world — the international environment — that they had achieved the consciousness of unity, a definite individuality.
Note well the words “proclaimed to the world“; for just as a child is really “born” only when he relates himself to the world by breathing the air sensitive to myriad cosmic influences — and he announces this fact by a vocal utterance — so the “American people” were “born” when they declared openly to the other nations their will to act as one people and to exert that will.”
Sagittarius Rising “I believe the Ascendant to be the clothing of the soul. It is the Soul’s entry into the world, and as such, the Ascendant of the chart of a country must reflect the clothing of the collective soul of a nation.”
Ben Franklin (http://www.magisociety.com/ben_franklin_astrology.htm)
When Benjamin Franklin picked a date for America’s Founding Fathers to sign the Declaration of Independence, he made sure the day was a fabulous astrological day. He was not going to settle for a day when only two planets were going to form a planetary eclipse. He chose July 4, 1776, because on that day, FIVE planets came together in the sky to form a FIVE PLANET PLANETARY ECLIPSE.
[Magi StarScope of July 4, 1776, above is a view of the actual sky and shows multiple Planetary Eclipses – the white dots are stars of magnitude stronger than 3.2. The horizontal green line represents the ecliptic and the two horizontal blue lines represent 23.44 degrees north and south declination's, which are the positions of the Sun on the two solstices.]
From the time Ben could first write, he was drawing maps of the sky when the planets and stars were visible and he quickly realized that when Jupiter (the brightest planet in the sky) and the Sun made a Planetary Eclipse, the planets were giving us folks on Earth a sign that something remarkably good was happening. This is called a Sun-Jupiter Planetary Eclipse.
There was a Sun-Jupiter Planetary Eclipse when America’s Founders signed the Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776), and also when the US Constitution became effective (June 21, 1788) on the day New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the US Constitution.
There are no coincidences in life.
Franklin’s organizational mind is shown by his Capricorn Sun, and the decisive effect he had on the United States as a national power is reflected in his Sun conjunct the U.S. natal Pluto, both at 27° Capricorn. Franklin wanted the national symbol to be the Wild Turkey. Although the Wild Turkey and the domesticated farm turkey are two completely different animals, today we refer to anything that looks clumsy or is otherwise of low quality as a “turkey.” So fortunately in this case Franklin was over-ruled when in 1782 the new Congress selected the Bald Eagle to be the national emblem. Perhaps Franklin saw in the Wild Turkey the qualities of fierce independence, and when strutting about in its mating ritual, a picture of pride, confidence, and regal beauty. Perhaps he was reminded of the federated colonies when he saw the splayed tail feathers, which when fanned out in its iridescent colors presented an image of collective purpose and harmony.
Franklin played a leading role in early American history as an inventor, diplomat, and political scientist. As an elder statesman, he lent moral authority to Thomas Jefferson’s words in the Declaration of Independence. Franklin proposed the innovative government framework of a federation, which he learned about by observing a group of cooperative Indian nations. The States would be equal partners in the federal government, with no individual state holding supreme power.
FYI: Did you know? John Adams believed that July 2nd was the best date to celebrate the birth of our Nation and Thomas Jefferson wanted July 4th. They disagreed and felt so strongly that they didn’t speak to each other for years … both died on July 4th, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration Of Independence.