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a U.S. horoscope that really works?

Postby eris » Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:44 pm

There has been enduring controversy over the correct horoscope of the United States of America.
It seems to me that all of the contenders are wrong, because the Declaration of Independence didn't establish independence; that happened earlier with the Continental Congress's Resolution of May 10 and 15, 1776. As John Adams (who drafted the May resolution) said at the time, “it was independence itself: but we must have it with more formality yet.”

Furthermore, the Declaration of Independence didn't play any role in forming the governmental system of the United States of America. Once again, the starting point for this evolutionary process of establishing the interwoven “fabric” of shared sovereignty between state and federal governments was this same Congressional Resolution of May 10 and 15, 1776. The resolution instructed the people of the colonies to “totally suppress” royal government and to “adopt such government as shall, in the opinion of the representatives of the people, best CONDUCE TO THE HAPPINESS and safety of their constituents in particular, and America in general.” In other words, Congress told the colonies (states) to write constitutions, and they did. Several of these early constitutions paraphrased or directly quoted this May resolution. Accordingly, the Supreme Court declared in Marbury v. Madison (1803) that “the basis on which the whole American fabric has been erected” was the principle that “the people have an original right to establish, for their future government, such principles as, in their opinion, shall most CONDUCE TO THEIR OWN HAPPINESS.” The May resolution gave a definition of happiness, too. All of this is discussed in this article: https://www.academia.edu/1479704/Safety ... Legitimacy

The congressional journal shows that the preamble to the resolution passed on May 15 as the next-to last item of business for the day. A guesstimate for the time is 5:00 p.m.; the Moon had recently entered Taurus, still squaring Pluto at the end of Capricorn. With a 5:00 birth time, the 9/11 terrorist attacks happened with progressed Saturn on the Ascendant (it's still there and we're still in a "state of national emergency"), and progressed Mars had just gone into the 12th House (hidden enemies) with transiting Neptune on the I.C. (upsurge of patriotism).

The attached chart has the current progressions--progressed Mercury right on top of natal Pluto seems especially appropriate for the ongoing "fake news" media wars.
Right now the chart has an exact progressed Neptune/Pluto/North Node trine; that'll be around for a while.

The United States of America were (not "was") originally a "union" ( not a "nation"), which correlates with the 7th house packed with personal planets. The federal government existed in relation to (and shared sovereignty with) the autonomous states, and this is still somewhat the case. This is underscored by the Leo/Aquarius lunar nodes on the Midheaven/I.C. ("e pluribus unam" --"one composed of many")

The Taurus emphasis also shows up in the rampant materialism that has characterized the USA through its history.

Here's a test for any proposed horoscope of the USA. How does it reflect the dramatic events of the summer of 1850, in the midst of an Uranus/Pluto conjunction at the end of Aries? At this time southern "fire eaters," led by John Quitman (Governor of Mississippi and a member of the Supreme Council of the Southern Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite Freemasons), were openly threatening disunion if the southern part of California Territory wasn't opened up for slavery. President Zachary Taylor, himself a large slaveowner but opposed to the expansion of slavery, publicly threatened to hang people like Quitman and threatened to personally lead troops into Texas to stop it from grabbing land from New Mexico territory. At this climactic moment, as Uranus entered Taurus, President Taylor collapsed and died, and the Civil War was delayed for another ten years. Uranus stayed in Taurus for a few months, before backtracking into Aries. During this period, Henry Clay brokered the Compromise of 1850 with its fateful Fugitive Slave Act, which resulted in fanning the flames of abolitionism in the North. How does this crisis read in your U.S. horoscope of choice?

In the May 1776 horoscope for the USA, the Uranus/Pluto conjunction of 1850/52 falls at the end of the 6th house (workers = slavery) -- and the expansion of slavery had been an incendiary issue ever since the end of the war with Mexico, corresponding to Uranus and Pluto transiting through the 6th house. The Uranus/Pluto conjunction spilled over into the 7th house, and the 1850s and 1860s, with Uranus and especially Pluto's transit through the 7th, saw a series of political crises that corroded and finally sundered the Union, with the Civil War and its chaotic aftermath. Furthermore, when President Zachary Taylor dropped dead, in the May 1776 horoscope the progressed North Node was exactly conjunct the progressed Sun, both of which were exactly conjunct the horoscope's Midheaven! How does this shocking and game-changing incident show up in other U.S. horoscopes?

And then there's the Pearl Harbor attack. In the May 15 chart, transiting Pluto on Dec. 7, 1941 is on the Midheaven, and transiting Mars is EXACTLY (within one minute of a degree) opposite that suggestive 12th-house Saturn. Furthermore, the progressed Moon is EXACTLY (within one minute of a degree) conjunct the Sun, which is curious in light of the evidence supporting the claim that FDR knew it was coming.

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Re: a U.S. horoscope that really works?

Postby eris » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:39 pm

The Nixon resignation's correlation with the May 1776 horoscope is striking: Both the progressed Moon and transiting Mercury were exactly conjunct that Midheaven at 6+ Leo, and the progressed South Node was exactly conjunct natal Pluto as transiting Pluto rolled into the 12th House -- the "deep state" decided to pull the plug on their boy Nixon, who had become a liability.

Pluto transited the I.C. between 1781 and 1783. It made a retrograde station in the spring of 1781 at 6+ Aquarius, as General Cornwallis invaded Virginia and started tearing up the countryside, largely unopposed. Then, after the climactic battle of Yorktown, the French fleet and army left. The united states were bankrupt, with the army on the edge of mutiny for lack of pay, while nobody knew if the British, with 20,000 soldiers in New York, Charleston and Savannah, would renew the fighting. This period of desperate uncertainty ended with the peace treaty in 1783, and Pluto moved on.

The Constitutional Convention began with the progressed Sun exactly (within two minutes of a degree) conjunct 'natal' Uranus. As the convention met, the progressed Moon perfected a trine to the 'natal' Sun. At the end of the convention, with the document submitted to the states for ratification, progressed Venus was applying to n'natal' Mars (within a quarter of a degree) and progressed Mars was applying to the Sun (just over a degree) as the thirteen states began, one by one, debating and ratifying the Constitution.

In mundane astrology, the 8th house relates specifically to the national debt. 'Natal' Uranus is in the 8th House. When transiting Uranus hit the Midheaven in 1790, Alexander Hamilton's controversial plan for Federal assumption of the state debts was debated and adopted, with a famous compromise. I'll suggest that with this May 1776 horoscope, Uranus in the 8th also correlates with power sharing between the federal government and the states of the Union.

Eris very slowly transited the I.C. (within about five degrees) from 1803 through 1814. This was the period in which the kidnapping of American sailors by the British Navy led to first the Embargo (spreading discord throughout the land) and then the War of 1812 (during which leading New Englanders plotted secession).


Pluto transited the Ascendant and opposed the Moon/Venus conjunction 1983-85, as the newly emergent AIDS epidemic terrorized the population. Treatments began to appear in 1987, as Pluto moved on.

Here's another Revolutionary symbol (flag) for that Scorpio ascendant:
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Re: a U.S. horoscope that really works?

Postby eris » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:05 am

At the inauguration of George Washington on March 4, 1789, progressed Mars was exactly (within two minutes of a degree) conjunct the Sun. Washington and the new Congress didn’t create the cabinet positions right away. Instead, they waited until summer, when transiting Uranus made its first exact conjunction to the Midheaven. Then, as Uranus continued back and forth on the Midheaven, the new Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton crafted and Congress passed the controversial plan for the federal government to assume the state debts (‘natal’ Uranus in 8th house of national debt).

In 1791, transiting Neptune was in the 12th House, approaching the Ascendant. Starting in 1791, in response to Alexander Hamilton’s financial program strengthening the federal government and the national economy and the moneyed interests, a group of disaffected “states rights limited federal government” Congressmen began secretly meeting, led or inspired by Thomas Jefferson. In November/December 1792, as Neptune rolled right up to the first pass over the Ascendant, Jefferson’s “Republican” faction ran a candidate (George Clinton) for Vice-President against John Adams: the birth of party politics in the USA.

And then, in April 1793, “Citizen Genet” arrived as the ambassador from revolutionary France and caused a sensation throughout the USA, promoting radical egalitarian principles while recruiting privateers to attack British shipping, to the dismay of President Washington. As Neptune rolled back and forth over the Ascendant, “Democratic-Republican Societies” began popping up like mushrooms. Two of these societies appeared in western Pennsylvania, where the Neptune-flavored Whiskey Rebellion broke out in July 1794, at Neptune’s climactic direct station exactly conjunct the Ascendant and opposite the Moon. This armed challenge to the authority of the fledgling federal government shows up dramatically with the tight (within a degree or so) transiting Uranus/Pluto opposition square transiting Saturn right on top of the U.S. Sun. In addition, progressed Mars was conjunct the U.S. Mercury, the progressed Midheaven was square the U.S. Sun, and the progressed Ascendant was opposite the U.S. Mars, all within one degree. After federalized militia troops suppressed the rebellion, as Neptune moved on from the Ascendant, President Washington criticized the Democratic-Republican Societies, and they withered away (with much of their membership gravitating toward Jefferson’s nascent “Republican” party).

For a summary of the Whiskey Rebellion, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiskey_Rebellion

For a 1794 ephemeris, see https://www.astro.com/swisseph/ae/1700/ae_1794.pdf

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Re: a U.S. horoscope that really works?

Postby eris » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:07 am

In 1851, in the wake of the Compromise of 1850 and its toxic Fugitive Slave Act, Pluto and Uranus, followed by Saturn, were edging their way toward Taurus and the U.S. Descendant and Moon/Venus conjunction in the earliest degrees. As this happened, Harriet Beecher Stowe was writing “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” which would become, “largely from fortuitous circumstances, a more immediate, considerable and dramatic world-influence than any other book ever printed.”

By June 1851 all three planets were in the earliest degrees of Taurus, with Saturn and Uranus making their first exact conjunction to the U.S. Descendant/Moon/Venus conjunction. In June installments of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” began appearing weekly in “The National Era,” an abolitionist newspaper published in Washington, D.C. Stowe originally intended the novel to be a short work, but it caused a sensation and she responded to popular demand and made it much longer. Transiting Saturn and Uranus got as far as 4+ degrees of Taurus and made a retrograde station together in August. In September, as the serialization of of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” continued, the so-called “Christiana Riot” electrified the nation – a posse led by a Maryland slaveowner crossed into Pennsylvania chasing four runaway slaves. They met black-and-white armed resistance, and the slavemaster was killed. Saturn and Uranus rolled back over Descendant/Moon/Venus. Everyone who was arrested at Christiana got acquitted a few months later, amid southern howls of outrage.

Saturn and Uranus rolled over Descendant/Moon/Venus together in March, as the first book edition of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” was published and quickly sold out. Saturn and Uranus moved on, and after a year demand for the book suddenly disappeared, and it went out of print for years.

This was closely followed by Pluto on the Descendant/Moon/Venus, with protracted infighting over organizing new territories, with the question of slavery hanging over the proposal. During Pluto’s final pass in the first half of 1854, Congress debated and passed the Kansas/Nebraska Act, which opened up the new territory of Kansas to slavery. This repealed the 1820 Missouri Compromise and extended slavery northward, spreading outrage throughout the North. The result was “bleeding Kansas,” an open wound that festered until the Civil War.

When the Civil War started, progressed Sun and Venus (Venus rules the 7th — the relationship between the federal government and the states, while the Sun of course rules the Midheaven) were exactly (within a degree) conjunct at 16+ Leo in the 10th, exactly square the U.S. Mars. Furthermore, progressed Mars was conjunct progressed Jupiter in mid-Cancer, both applying (within 2°) to a square to the U.S. Saturn. Progressed Lilith was conjunct progressed Neptuneat 23+ Libra, almost partile, within five minutes of a degree.

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Re: a U.S. horoscope that really works?

Postby eris » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:08 am

With the Supreme Court’s notorious Dred Scott Decision on March 6, 1857, the Progressed Midheaven was conjunct the ‘natal’ Ascendant within a quarter of a degree. The Progressed Moon was appropriately conjunct ‘natal’ Chiron (within half a degree) in the 6th (public focus on the wound of slavery), while transiting Chiron was conjunct the South Node within half a degree. Progressed Mars was conjunct progressed Jupiter in the 9th within a degree.

Moving forward a century to the exact conjunction of the progressed Midheaven to the ‘natal’ I.C.: A unanimous Supreme Court, in Cooper v. Aaron on Sept. 29, 1958, held that Supreme Court decisions were “the supreme law of the land” and must be followed by the state governments. (The issue of the day was the continuing battle over school desegregation.) The progressed Midheaven was conjunct the I.C. within a quarter of a degree, and the progressed Ascendant was conjunct Mercury within 16 minutes. Progressed Mars was conjunct 11th-house Lilith within ten minutes, and progressed Lilith had just entered the 12th. Suppression of States’ Rights? Perhaps continuing that theme, on this day transiting Jupiter and Neptune were in the middle of a tight conjunction in the 1st, close to the Ascendant. The natal chart has Jupiter in the 8th (the judicial doctrine of federal supremacy over the states?) square Neptune in the 11th (the ideal of autonomy for the several states?).

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Re: a U.S. horoscope that really works?

Postby eris » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:10 am

On December 6, 1833, with Neptune approaching its first exact conjunction to the U.S. Descendant/Moon/Venus, the American Anti-Slavery Society was established. Over the next few years, local chapters of the society spread throughout the northern states. On March 28, 1834, with transiting Neptune exactly conjunct the U.S. Descendant/Moon, the U.S. Senate formally censured President Jackson as part of the ongoing political “Bank War.” This can be taken as the beginning of the Whig Party; the name was used in a speech by party leader Henry Clay three weeks later. However, it is difficult to separate this Neptune transit from the simultaneous Uranus/Eris square to the U.S. Sun. (The conjunction was first partile on Feb. 26, 1834 at 23+ Aquarius.) Here, it seems to me, is the correlation to the Bank War (Uranus natally in the 8th House of banking) that occasioned the rise of a national political party (Neptune natally in the 11th House of social organizations) with the Senate’s censure of the President (once again Uranus/Eris, an extreme moment of political discord).

The Uranus/Eris conjunction also coincided with the rise of working-class rioting AGAINST the Abolitionists, although there is of course something essentially Neptunian about mob action. Historian Daniel Walker Howe notes a shift in urban rioting patterns in the 1830s, with 1834 being the pivotal year. (See his book, “What Hath God Wrought,” pp. 432-33.) This shift from “elite-led, politically motivated, and relatively restrained collective actions to impromptu violence” was in large part a working-class reaction to the rise of abolitionism. For example (quoting Howe): “In the summer of 1834, the newer, less restrained, kind of mobs spread a more awesome terror in New York City. African American celebrations of the seventh anniversary of the end of New York slavery on July 4, 1827, triggered a massive reaction. For three days and nights starting on July 9, mobs vandalized, looted, and burned the homes, churches and shops of the free black community and white abolitionists….”

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Re: a U.S. horoscope that really works?

Postby eris » Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:09 am

This post is about Neptune's transit to the Descendant/Moon/Venus conjunction, but it has to start with the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which was ratified on July 9, 1868. Progressed Venus was square the Sun (within half a degree) and progressed Jupiter was square natal Saturn (within half a degree). Transiting Saturn was opposite Mercury (just over a quarter of a degree) and transiting Mars was conjunct Uranus within a degree, and transiting Pluto was conjunct Mars within a degree.


This post also has to explain the Saturn/Uranus opposition exactly square the Moon and Venus in April, 1873. The whole four-planet configuration was exact within just over half a degree at the Colfax Massacre on April 13, 1873. Venus, of course, rules the 7th House: the relationship between the states and the federal government. Saturn signifies landowners; natally it's in the 12th house of slavery.  “Afflicted, Uranus can bring strikes or riots, upheavals, revolution, lawlessness or protests.”

The Colfax Massacre was the bloodiest incident of racial violence involving armed blacks during the post-slavery Reconstruction era. In this incident, with both Republicans and Democrats claiming victory in a recent local election in Louisiana, the all-black militia supporting the Republican "winner" was routed by a white militia, including many former Confederate soldiers, that supported the Democratic "winner." After the black militiamen surrendered, they were slaughtered by their captors—over 100, although some accounts put the number higher. When state and federal troops showed up a couple days later, the white militia had melted away. Some of the perpetrators were captured and brought to trial, and this eventually generated a Supreme Court case – see below.

Neptune first crossed the Descendant/Moon/Venus in May 1875. It went two degrees beyond the Descendant and stationed in August, passing back over the Descendant/Moon/Venus in October and early November. Neptune stationed one degree before the Descendant in January 1876, and made a final crossing of the Descendant/Moon/Venus in March and April 1876. The Descendant/Moon/Venus correlates with the relationship between the federal government and the states. In 1875, stimulated by the example of the Colfax Massacre and its aftermath in Louisiana, the Democratic Party in Mississippi concocted the "Mississippi Plan" to win back control of the state by using murderous armed gangs to terrorize the majority black population into not voting. The plan worked because (here's the Neptune part) President Ulysses S. Grant, who had earlier used the army to drive the Ku Klux Klan into oblivion, decided not to send in the soldiers yet again to enforce order. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_Plan

On March 27, 1876, with transiting Neptune conjunct both the Moon and Venus within a degree, the Supreme Court issued its ruling in U.S. vs. Cruikshank, a case that stemmed directly from from the 1873 Colfax Massacre. On this day, progressed Mercury was square natal Mercury (within half a degree) and progressed Sun was trine natal Moon (just over half a degree). Transiting Mercury was exactly conjunct transiting Eris (within ten minutes of a degree), and both were exactly exactly opposite natal Lilith (within five minutes of a degree). The effect of this ruling was to prevent the federal government from stopping southern white supremacist terrorism and the mass disfranchisement of southern blacks. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_St ... Cruikshank

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Re: a U.S. horoscope that really works?

Postby eris » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:56 pm

Okay, here's one for the record books. Imagine transiting North Node conjunct the chart-ruler Pluto at the same time that progressed SOUTH Node is conjunct Pluto, together with progressed Venus (ruling the 7th House of international relations), as progressed Saturn conjoined the Ascendant within 20 minutes of a degree, while TRANSITING Saturn conjoined both natal and progressed Pluto AND progressed Venus AND progressed South Node AND transiting North Node, all within one degree.

And that's not all, the U.S. Grand Trine involving Neptune, Pluto and the Sun/Mercury conjunction was perfected with the partile progressed Neptune/Pluto trine, trining the midpoint of that Sun/Mercury conjunction within half a degree.

And that's still not all, with progressed Sun opposite 8th-house Jupiter (foreign financing!) and progressed Chiron opposite 12th-house Saturn (something's really wrong here). Progressed Mercury was quincunx the U.S. Mars within a degree, and progressed Mars was quincunx the U.S. Mercury within a degree!

And for icing on the cake, there was an exact New Moon trine the U.S. Sun within a quarter of a degree on Jan. 16, 1991, as President George H.W. Bush's "New World Order" of unipolar American hegemony commenced with a U.N.-blessed, U.S.-led international coalition (financed largely by Saudi Arabia and Kuwait) attacking Iraq in Operation Desert Storm.

The attached chart shows the progressions (but not the transits) for the beginning of Operation Desert Storm.
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