USA Chart Comparison: The Third House

In this post I look at the third houses of the constitution and Sibly charts for the USA.  The third house is the lower left wedge in the chart.  The house represents, among other things, our neighbors, our grade and high schools, our methods of local transportation, and our ideas.

The Constitution Chart

Following the same steps as with the second house and looking at the points in the house first, I start with Venus.  Venus in the third house indicates that we value our education, our cars, our ideas, to name some third house matters.  Venus is also about making money.  We would take an radical approach toward making money out of our ideas.

Mars was in the third house in Aquarius.  Mars is about battling, pioneering, and energizing.  In Aquarius, the energy is electrical or social.  When it comes to our ideas, our schools, our cars (third house) we would battle (Mars) in an electrical or high tech (Aquarius) way.  Mars was square the Ascendent and Vulcan, both in Scorpio, at the time the constitution went into effect.  Mars was also trine the asteroid Juno in the eleventh house and Libra.

The Ascendent was in a waning square to Mars (the Ascendent moves quickly – much faster than Mars).  Our appearance and personality (first house) would be achieving something (waning square) with regard to acting (Mars) on our ideas, modes of transportation, and schools (third house).

Mars was in a waxing square to Vulcan.  We would be putting down roots (waxing square) with regard to emotionally intense (Scorpio) negotiating (Vulcan) behind the scenes (twelfth house) through struggling (square) with acting (Mars) in a forward looking way (Aquarius) in the area of local transportation (third house).

Mars was in a waxing trine to the asteroid Juno.  We would be creating (waxing trine) something with regard to our radical (Aquarius) ideas (third house) through lovingly (Libra) drawing in (Juno) our friends (eleventh house).

Saturn

Saturn was in Pisces just on the cusp of the fourth house, but in the third house.  Saturn for a country represents governing, taking responsibility, and dealing with fear, among other things.  With Saturn in the third house we would govern (Saturn) out of ideas (third house), take responsibility for (Saturn) local transportation (third house), deal with fears (Saturn) in our neighborhoods (third house).  With Saturn on the cusp of the fourth house, we would do these things because we want to have a homeland or for patriotism (fourth house).  In Pisces, Saturn acts compassionately, idealistically, maybe confusingly, nebulously, or deceptively.

Saturn was conjunct the Sun and nadir, square Chiron in the seventh house in Gemini, and sesquiquadrate Juno in the eleventh house in Libra.  So, governing (Saturn) is tightly tied (conjunction) with leading (Sun) and patriotism (fourth house cusp), governing (Saturn) struggles (square) with serving (Chiron), and governing (Saturn) energizes (sesquiquadrate) the making of overtures (Juno).  See the post on the second house for a more complete delineation of the aspects.

Pluto

Pluto was in the third house in Aquarius and does not make any close aspects.  Pluto is the energy of controlling psychically, terrorizing and being terrorized, digging to get at the root of, among other things.  In the third house, we would control psychically (Pluto) through our ideas (third house), terrorize (Pluto) through means of locomotion (third house), dig to get at the roots of (Pluto) our schools or neighborhoods (third house).  In Aquarius, the controlling, terrorizing, and digging would be done airily, intellectually, in a friendly way.  Since Pluto does not make any close aspects, the controlling, terrorizing, and digging would not be closely tied to other energies – would have a life of their own.

Mean Lilith

The mean Lilith (here mean means average, not hurtful) was in the third house in Aquarius.  Lilith represents – to me at least – the energy of feminism and freedom and equality for women.  With Lilith in the third house in Aquarius, we would do feministing (Lilith) radically (Aquarius) in our neighborhood locales and in our communications (third house).  Lilith was trine Neptune in the eleventh house and Libra, and sextile Pallas in the first house in Sagittarius.

Lilith trine Neptune indicates there would be an easy flow (trine) between our ingenious (Aquarius) feministing (Lilith) in our media (third house) and the balanced (Libra) idealizing (Neptune) of our goals (eleventh house).  Pallas in sextile to Lilith indicates our friendly (Aquarius) feministing (Lilith) would give opportunities (sextile) for optimistically (Sagittarius) forging into business (Pallas).

Uranus as Ruler

We now come to the ruler of the third house.  The constitution chart has Aquarius on the third house.  Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, which was in the eighth house of the constitution chart in Leo.  Uranus represents, among other things, aspiring, goal setting, electrifying.  The eighth house is the house of joint resources.  Uranus in the eighth house and Leo would say the energy behind our communications, vehicles, neighborhoods, and schools (third house) is creative (Leo) aspiring (Uranus) in the area of joint money, internally and externally to the country (eighth house).

Uranus was semisquare Chiron in the seventh house in Gemini, square Juno in the eleventh house in Libra, square Vesta in the eleventh house in Scorpio, trine the North Node in the first house in Sagittarius, sextile the South Node in the seventh house in Gemini, and trine the Ascendent in Scorpio.  With a mix of active and easy aspects, there would be both activity and luck in the energy behind our vehicles, neighborhoods, media, communications, and schools.

The semisquare to Chiron in Gemini would indicate some friction (semisquare) between aspiring (Uranus) and laboring (Chiron) intellectually (Gemini).  The friction would affect our communications and vehicles (third house).

The square to Juno in Libra would indicate tension (square) between aspiring (Uranus) and negotiating (Juno) fairly (Libra).  The square to Vesta in Scorpio would indicate tension (square) between aspiring (Uranus) and dedicating (Vesta) ourselves intensely and emotionally (Scorpio).  Both the negotiating (Juno) and dedicating (Vesta) would be applied to the area of friendship (eleventh house) and the tension (square) would be with joint resources (eight house) and would affect our modes of transportation and our media (third house).

The trines to our Ascendent in Scorpio and North Node in Sagittarius indicate and easy flow of energy (trine) between our aspirations (Uranus) and our emotionally intense (Scorpio) personality (Ascendent), as well as the popularity (North Node) of our wild (Sagittarius) land and sea (first house).   The sextile to the South Node in Gemini provides opportunities (sextile) from linking aspirations (Uranus) with that which is intellectually (Gemini) unpopular (South Node).  Uranus provides an flowing link (trine and sextile) between the unpopular (South Node) and the popular (North Node) or from the past (South Node) to the future (North Node).   The easy flow of energy (trines and sextile) would affect our media, schools, and vehicles (third house) through easiness (trine and sextile) in our goal (Uranus) to get taxes (eighth house).

The Sibly Chart

The Sibly chart has the Moon in Aquarius, Pallas in Aquarius, and Ceres in Pisces in the third house.  Aquarius is on the third house cusp and Pisces is intercepted (totally contained within) in the third.  With Aquarius on the third house cusp, as with the constitution chart, we would approach our communications, methods of locomotion, and local schools (third house) would be eclectic, unusual, electric, and inventive (Aquarius).  However, unlike the constitution chart, over time a more idealistic, oily, visionary, or confused (Pisces) approach would come out.  With an intercepted sign, the third house is large, thus we would have a lot of focus here.

The Moon and Pallas

The Moon in a chart for a country represents the country’s method of caring, nurturing, and protecting.  With the Moon in the third house in Aquarius, we would nurture and protect (Moon) electrically and fraternally (Aquarius) our neighborhoods and schools (third house).  We would care intellectually, in a fixed manner (Aquarius), about our cars, trucks, trains – vehicles in general (third house).

The Moon made just one aspect, a conjunction to Pallas.  Pallas, the major asteroid of the daughter, represents integrating disparate things – like ideas – in the area of its placement. As a nation, our nurturing and protecting (Moon) would be closely tied with integrating (Pallas) our ideas, neighborhoods, vehicles, and(or) schools (third house).

Ceres

In the Sibly chart, Ceres was in the third house in Pisces.  Ceres is the major asteroid (now dwarf planet) of the mother and represents loving – particularly a mother’s loving of her child – and cycling as in the cycling of the seasons.  In the third house, a mother’s loving and releasing her children (Ceres) would be a theme in our stories (third house), as would the cycling of the seasons (Ceres).  Ceres is square Uranus in the sixth house in Gemini and sequiquadrate Mercury in the eighth house in Cancer.

Ceres square Uranus indicates that cycling (Ceres) our ideas and modes of transportation (third house) would cause struggle (square) when we upheave (Uranus) our armed services or our national health (sixth house), as well as electrifying (Uranus) our farms (sixth house).  Ceres sesquiquadrate Mercury indicates agitation (sesqiquadrate) between our ideas (third house) cycling (Ceres) and our thinking (Mercury) about sex, death, and taxes (eighth house).

The Ruler Uranus

The ruler of the third house is Uranus, since Aquarius is on the cusp of the house.  Uranus is the energy of radicalizing, befriending, goal setting, and aspiring.  Uranus was placed in the sixth house, near the cusp of the seventh house, in Gemini.  One interpretation would be that we would radicalize (Uranus) our national health and armed services (sixth house) intellectually (Gemini), and radicalizing would be behind our communications, vehicles, and schools.  With Uranus close to the cusp of the seventh house, radicalizing (Uranus) in the area of national health and armed services (sixth house) would be done with the goal (on cusp) of peace, war, or fairness (seventh house), among other things.

Uranus was square Ceres in the third house in Pisces and semisquare Mercury in the eighth house in Cancer.  Both aspects are active aspects, so the energy behind the third house would be active.  The square was covered two paragraphs ago.  The semisquare to Mercury might indicate an irritating influence (semisquare) between intellectual (Gemini) goal setting (Uranus) for our national health (sixth house) and patriotic (Cancer) thinking (Mercury) about sex, death, and taxes (eighth house).

The Co-Ruler Neptune

Co-ruling the third house is Neptune since Neptune rules Pisces and Pisces is intercepted in (totally contained within) the third house.  Neptune was placed in the ninth house in Virgo and represents confusing, idealizing, dissimulating, withdrawing, to name some energies.  In the ninth house, the confusing, idealizing, dissimulating, and withdrawing is applied to our legal system, religious beliefs, dealings with foreigners and foreign countries, and institutions of higher learning, to name some ninth house areas.  In Virgo,the energies would be applied with an eye to detail, in an orderly, clean, and discriminating way.

Neptune was sextile Mercury in the eighth house in Cancer, square Mars in the seventh house in Gemini, semisquare the North Node in the eighth house in Leo, and sequiquadrate the South Node in the second house in Aquarius.  With a mix of soft and active aspects the energy that would come out over time (Pisces intercepted) would motivate communications, vehicles, and schools in our country (third house) in a comfortable and edgy way (the aspects).

Neptune in the ninth in Virgo sextile Mercury in the eight in Cancer would indicate opportunities (sextile) between idealizing (Neptune) our belief system (ninth house) reasonably (Virgo) and communicating (Mercury) our desperation (eighth house) privately (Cancer), among other things.  The opportunities (sextile) would affect our local areas (third house).

Neptune square Mars in the seventh house in Gemini would indicate that idealizing (Neptune) our belief system (ninth h0use) reasonably (Virgo) would cause problems (square) with energizing (Mars) our allies (seventh house) thoughtfully (Gemini).  The result of our struggle (square) would affect our local areas (third house).

Neptune semisquare the North Node in the eighth house in Leo and sesqiquadrate the South Node in the second house in Aquarius would indicate idealizing (Neptune) our belief system (ninth house) reasonably (Virgo) would cause irritation (semisquare) with proud (Leo) popularity and good timing (North Node) in the area of sex, death, and taxes (eighth house) and agitation (sesquiquadrate) about egalitarian (Aquarius) unpopularity and poor timing (South Node) in the area of our money and values (second house).  This is an active set of energies which would link popularity (North Node) and unpopularity (South Node) to our vehicles and local areas (third house), among other things.

USA Chart Comparison: The Second House

Saturn was in Pisces and the third house at the time the constitution went into effect, conjunct the fourth house cusp and the Sun in Pisces in the fourth house, square Chiron in Gemini in the seventh house, and sesquiquadrate Juno in Libra in the eleventh house.  These three aspects, the conjunction (zero degrees), the square (ninety degrees) and the sesquiquadrate (one hundred thirty five degrees) are aspects that bring activity, so the energy behind our economy is forceful and active.

With Saturn in the third house conjunct the Sun across the Nadir, our economy and values (second house) would be driven by our governing (Saturn) idealistically (Pisces), out of ideas (third house).  The governing by ideas is done for the purpose (Saturn near the fourth house cusp) of having a compassionate (Pisces) body public (fourth house) and the governing (Saturn) is very tightly tied in with idealistically (Pisces) taking pride (the Sun) in our homeland (fourth house).  So taking pride (the Sun) in the homeland (fourth house)  at the same time as governing (Saturn) would affect our economy and our values (second house).

With Saturn square Chiron in the seventh house in Gemini, we would be achieving (waning square) something with regard to reasoning (Chiron) logically (Gemini) about our allies and open enemies (seventh house) through our governing (Saturn) idealistically (Pisces) .  The strain of achievement would affect our economy (the second house) through our governing (Saturn).

With Saturn sesquiquadrate Juno in the eleventh house in Libra, we would have the energy available (sesquiquadrate) to govern (Saturn) in such a way that we equitably (Libra) court (Juno) our friends (eleventh house).  The courting (Juno) would affect our values and economy (Saturn ruling the second) through our governing (Saturn).

In the Sibly chart, the second house also has Capricorn on the cusp, so we would still approach our values and economy in a serious and disciplined way.  However Saturn, the ruler of the second house, is in the tenth house in Libra instead of in the third house in Pisces.  Also there are three points in the second house in the Sibly chart, Vulcan in Aquarius, Pluto in Capricorn, and the South Node in Aquarius.  I have read that, when interpreting a house, points in the house takes precedence over the ruler, so that is where I will start.

Vulcan is in Aquarius, so we would be friendly (Aquarius) in seeking treaties (Vulcan) and the area of focus of our treaty making (Vulcan) would be our money, resources, and values (second house).  Vulcan is sesquiquadrate Venus in the seventh house in Cancer, inconjunct the mean Lilith in the ninth house in Virgo, and trine Juno in the eleventh house in Libra.  While the sesquiquadrate (one hundred thirty five degrees) adds some energy, the trine (one hundred twenty degrees) is an easy aspect and the inconjunct (one hundred fifty degrees – also known as a quincux) relates more to stalemate than action.

There is energy to be found (sesquiquadrate) between being intuitive (Aquarius) in making treaties (Vulcan) about money (second house) and being careful (Cancer) in making money (Venus) through treaties (seventh house).  The energy would release from time to time.

There would be a relationship of anxiety (inconjunct) between our friendly (Aquarius) peacekeeping (Vulcan) in the area of our values (second house) and our feministing (Lilith) analytically (Virgo) in the area of religion, law, foreigners, and higher education (ninth house).

At the same time, there would be an easy flow of energy (trine) between equitably (Libra) courting (Juno) our friends (eleventh house) and fraternally (Aquarius) harmonizing (Vulcan) our values (second house).

Pluto is in Capricorn.  We would be disciplined (Capricorn) in powering (Pluto) our country out of our resources (second house).  Pluto is semisquare the Ascendent in Scorpio and opposite the Part of Fortune in Cancer in the eighth house.

I would say we would find ourselves irritated (semisquare) as we integrate our power hungry personality (Scorpio Ascendent) with powering (Pluto) our country out of our resources (second house).

The Part of Fortune indicates what would make us wealthy and happy.  Opposite Pluto and in the eight house and Cancer, wealth and happiness (the Part of Fortune) might come from fulfilling (opposition) our power urges (Pluto) through carefully (Cancer) joining in the world economy (eight house).

The South Node in Aquarius in the second house would indicate that we are coming out of the an area of radical, intellectual (Aquarius) wealth (second house).  The South Node is sesquiquadrate Mars in the seventh house in Gemini and Neptune in the ninth house in Virgo (which two are square each other) and inconjunct Jupiter in the seventh house in Cancer.

The aspect pattern with the Nodes, Mars, and Neptune is a close pattern.  The tension (square) between battling (Mars) logically (Gemini) in peace and war (seventh house) and idealizing (Neptune) analytically (Virgo) in the area of our beliefs (ninth house) would release through the inherent (South Node) radical (Aquarius) values (second house) that we would be coming from and through the prideful (Leo) power (eighth house) we would be going toward (North Node).

The Nodes semisextile and inconjunct Jupiter in the seventh house in Cancer would indicate that we would have an anxious (inconjunct) time carefully (Cancer) trusting (Jupiter) our allies (seventh house) when it comes to poor timing and unpopularity (South Node) with regard to our intellectual (Aquarius) resources (second house).  But we would find growth (semisextile) between carefully (Cancer) trusting (Jupiter) our allies and good timing (North Node) with regard to proud (Leo) support from others (eight house).

While Pluto and Vulcan would be considered co-rulers of the second house due to their presence there, Saturn is the primary ruler of the house since Capricorn is on the cusp of the house.  In the Sibly chart, Saturn was in the tenth house in Libra.  Our approach to our finances (second house) would come out of fair and balanced (Libra) governing (Saturn) in the area of our authority (tenth house).

Saturn makes one aspect, the waning square to the Sun in Cancer in the seventh house.  There would be tension (square) between governing (Saturn) fairly from the top (tenth house) and carefully (Cancer) leading (Sun) our allies and open enemies (seventh house).  Since the square is a waning square, we would have something to achieve when it comes to taking pride (the Sun) with regard to our governing (Saturn).  Since the aspect is an active aspect, the tension would provide energy behind our conservative (Capricorn) approach to our economy (second house).

It is interesting to note that in both charts, Saturn is in a tight active aspect with the Sun.  With Capricorn ruling the second in both charts and Leo ruling the ninth house in both charts, the strong aspects between the Sun and Saturn in both charts indicate a strong connection between our beliefs (ninth house) and our economy (second house).  Also, in both charts the Sun is angular (in the first, fourth, seventh, or tenth house), though more so in the constitution chart, since in the Sibly chart, the Sun is quite close to the eighth house cusp, while in the constitution chart the Sun is right on the fourth house cusp.

USA Chart Comparison: Ascendent and First House

US Chart Comparison – Moon Phase

In this post, I look at the Sun/Moon phase in the constitution and Sibly charts.  Phases are a technique used in astrology related to the cycle of the Moon.  For phases, the circle is divided onto eight equal size segments of 45 degrees arc each.  To find the phase between two points, the slower point is used as the starting point and the number of degrees in longitude is measured to the faster moving point, in the counter-clockwise direction.  The phase is then based on in which segment the faster point falls.

The eight phases in order are the new, crescent, first quarter, gibbous, full, disseminating, last quarter, and balsamic phases.  The new phase is about beginnings and initiative; the crescent phase is about the initial gathering of information and moving out into the world with regard to the beginning; the first quarter is related to struggle and the putting down of foundations with regard to the beginning; the gibbous phase has to do with readjusting, crossing all the t’s and dotting all the i’s.

The full phase is about fulfilment and the releasing of what as been accomplished; the disseminating phase is about promoting what has been accomplished; the last quarter is about struggle and achievement in the outside world with regard to what has been accomplished; the balsamic phase is about letting go in preparation for a new beginning, and can include sorrow, loss, and a sense of helplessness.

For the Sun and the Moon, the distance is found from the Sun to the Moon.  In a chart, the phase of the Moon tells the approach the entity takes toward its existence and the outer world.  The phase of the constitution chart, with the Sun at 15 Pisces and the Moon at 5 Gemini, is crescent.  The phase of the Sibly chart, with the Sun at 14 Cancer and the Moon at 28 Aquarius, is full.

For the constitution chart, the crescent phase indicates a country that is exploring, moving out, gathering resources.  For the Sibly chart, the full phase (the phase was full all that day up until shortly after the 5:10 PM time) indicates a country that is releasing itself outward, always working toward fulfilment.

US Chart Comparison – Hemispheres and Quadrants

In this post, I look at the contents of the hemispheres and quadrants in the constitution and Sibly charts for the USA.  A chart is a representation of the points as would be seen facing south – where the east is to the left and the west is to the right. The hemispheres are houses above the horizon (to the south), the houses below the horizon (to the north), the houses on the left (to the east), and the houses on the right (to the west).  The quadrants split the sphere into four areas, the southeast, northeast, southwest, and northwest.

I use the following groupings for the astrological points.  The Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars are personal energies.  In a nation, the personal energies might be described as taking pride (Sun), caring (Moon), communicating (Mercury), money making (Venus), and battling (Mars), although there are many more possible descriptions.

Vulcan, Jupiter, and Saturn are the social energies.  For a nation, one description of the social energies is making alliances (Vulcan), proselytizing (Jupiter), and governing (Saturn).  There are many other descriptions.  Chiron, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto are the energies of mass consciousness.  For a nation, the energies might be described as serving (Chiron), looking forward (Uranus), idealizing (Neptune), and transforming (Pluto).  These energies should act on an unconscious or semi-conscious level.

These groupings are one of the usual groupings found in astrology, except for the classifications of Vulcan and Chiron, which are my assignments.  For those who are not familiar with astronomy, the classification is based on the speed of the point as seen from earth, which varies with the distance from the sun for all of the points except the Sun and Moon.  For Vulcan, the asteroids orbit between Mars and Jupiter, so Vulcan is between Jupiter and Mars in speed.  (Vulcan is unusual in that the point will jump 90 or 180 degrees from time to time.)

The Northern and Southern Hemispheres

The Northern Hemisphere

The points in the areas of a chart show what areas are emphasized in the nation.  The northern hemisphere in a chart is the hemisphere that is below the horizon.  The northern hemisphere contains the first through sixth houses.  For a country, the northern hemisphere represents the internal life of the country.

For the Sibly chart, the Moon, Vulcan, Chiron, Uranus, and Pluto are in the northern hemisphere.  This gives one personal point, one social point, and three points of mass consciousness below the horizon.  For the Sibly chart, most of the energy of mass consciousness is focused onto internal affairs.  Not so much for social energies and very little for personal energies.

For the constitution chart, the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, and Pluto are in the northern hemisphere.  So, four personal points, one social point, and one point of mass consciousness were below the horizon when the constitution came into effect.  For the constitution chart, most of the energies of everyday life are focused internally, a smaller amount of social energy is focused internally, while very little of the energy of mass consciousness is focused on our homeland.

The Southern Hemisphere

The southern hemisphere is that part of the chart that is above the horizon and represents that which is turned outward from the country.  The southern hemisphere contains the seventh through twelfth houses.

For the Sibly chart, the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune are above the horizon.  So, four personal points, two social points, and one point of mass consciousness were in the southern hemisphere.  This would indicate that as a country our personal and social energies are mainly focused on things external to the country, while in terms of the energies of mass consciousness we mainly focus inwardly.

For the constitution chart, the Moon, Vulcan, Jupiter, Chiron, Uranus, and Neptune, half of the points, are above the horizon.  One personal  point, two social points, and three points of mass consciousness were above the horizon at the time the constitution went into effect.  When it comes to that which is external, the constitution chart says, quite strongly, our energy flows as mass consciousness.  Also, we project much of our social energies outward.  The constitution chart says that most of our personal energies are focused inward.

Both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres

For the constitution chart, energy is evenly balanced between south and north, between the inner and the outer.  For the Sibly chart, the country should be a bit more focused externally rather than internally.

The Eastern and Western Hemispheres

The Eastern Hemisphere

The eastern hemisphere of a chart is the left side of the chart.  Points on the east are rising in the chart as time goes on.  The houses on the eastern side of the chart are one through three and ten through twelve.  Energies on the eastern half of the chart represent those things a country can control or influence through direct action.

For the constitution chart, Venus, Mars, Vulcan, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto are to the left.  So two personal points, two social points, and two points of mass consciousness were moving up the chart when the constitution went into effect.  Our personal energies would be a little less self-directed than other-directed.  Our social energies would be a little more self-directed than other-directed.  Our energies of mass consciousness would be balanced between self and other direction.  The energies on the left side are fairly evenly balanced with those of the right side.

For the Sibly chart, the Moon, Vulcan, Saturn, and Pluto are to the east. Here there are one personal, two social, and one point of mass consciousness moving up the chart to the left.  There would be less self-directed energy in the Sibly chart, since only four points are on the left.

The Western Hemisphere

The western hemisphere of the chart is those houses on the right side of the chart.  Points on the right side of the chart are to the right looking south and are moving downward.  The western hemisphere represents reception rather than action and indicates energies that attract or react rather than initiate action.

For the constitution chart, the Moon, Mercury, the Sun, Jupiter, Chiron, and Uranus are in the west.  So, three personal points, one social point, and two points of mass consciousness are to the right.  In terms of our personal energies we would be a bit more likely to reflect or react rather than act.  Socially, we would be a bit less like to reflect and more likely to act.  In terms of mass consciousness, we would have an even balance between acting and reflecting.

For the Sibly chart, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Chiron, Uranus, and Neptune are descending the right side of the chart.  The personal points dominate, with four on the right.  There are one social point and two point of mass consciousness descending.  Our personal energies would be overly reflective and reactive.  Our social energies would be a bit less likely to reflect than take action.  The energies of mass consciousness would be balanced between reflection and action.

Both the Eastern and Western Hemispheres

The constitution chart has six points to the left and six points to the right and there is as even a balance between the energy types as is possible on either side, since there are an odd number of personal and social points.  With the constitution chart, we would have an even balance between self and other direction.

The Sibly chart has four points to the left and eight points to the right, so we would be more other-directed than self-directed with the Sibly chart.  Given that there are only four points to the left, the distribution of types is fairly even on the left, since all types are present.  On the right, there is a strong set of personal energies focused on other direction.

The Quadrants

The Northeast Quadrant

The northeast quadrant contains the houses that are to the left and below the horizon – the first, second, and third houses.  For a nation, the northeast quadrant is the area of internal self-direction.

For the Sibly chart, the Moon, Vulcan, and Pluto are in the northeast quadrant.  We would emote as a country internally with self-direction.  We also would form alliances and transform ourselves internally and with self-direction.

The constitution chart has Venus, Mars, Saturn, and Pluto in the northeast quadrant.  We would make money, battle, govern, and transform internally and directed by ourselves.

The Northwest Quadrant

The northwest quadrant is the quadrant that is below the horizon and to the right looking south.  The quadrant contains the fourth, fifth, and sixth houses, and deals with the internal working of a country in reaction and reflection.

In the Sibly chart, Chiron and Uranus are in the northwest quadrant.  When it comes to serving and goal setting we would be reactive and act internally to the country.

The constitution chart has the Sun and Mercury in the northwest quadrant.  We would take pride and communicate internally to the country in reaction  and reflection.

The Southwest Quadrant

The southwest quadrant is the part of the chart that is above the horizon and to the right facing south.  The quadrant contains the seventh, eighth, and ninth houses.  The quadrant deals with reaction to and reflection on things external to the country.

In the constitution chart the Moon, Jupiter, Chiron, and Uranus were to above the horizon and moving down the chart.  When it comes to emoting, proselytizing, serving, and goal setting, we would look outward in reaction and reflection.

For the Sibly chart Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars, Jupiter, and Neptune, half of the points, were to the southwest.  Communicating, money making, taking pride, battling, proselytizing, and idealizing would be focused outward in reaction.

The Southeast Quadrant

The southeast quadrant contains the houses that are above the horizon and are on the left, the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth houses.  Points in the southeast quadrant represent energies that are active (rather that reactive) and directed outward.

In the Sibly chart, just Saturn is to the left and above the horizon.  We would govern externally with self-direction.

In the constitution chart, Vulcan and Neptune are to the left and above the horizon.  We also would form alliances with and idealize other countries in a self-directed way.

The Quadrants Overview

For the Sibly chart, the strongest focus is on the southwest quadrant with half of the points and most of the personal points.  The weakest quadrant is the southeast quadrant with just Saturn there.  The other two quadrants contain two and three points.  So, for the Sibly chart, we are strongly influenced by others and a lot of our energy is focused externally.

For the constitution chart, the northeast and southwest both have four points and the northwest and southeast both have two points.  We would tend to be more self-directed internally and more other-directed externally.

The constitution chart is more balance than the Sibly chart with regard to the quadrants.

Two Charts for the USA: Introduction

The two charts are the Sibly chart, set for 5:10 PM Local Mean Time at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA, on July 4, 1776; and the time when the constitution went into effect, 12:08 AM Eastern Standard Time (12:00 AM local time), at Federal Hall, New York, NY, on March 4, 1789.  The constitution chart performs well statistically when compared to events according to information given in the article, “Bold New Theories on America’s National Horoscopes: The U.S. Constitution” by Richard Noelle, Dell Horoscope, p.31, July, 1989.

In my opinion, the passage of the Declaration of Independence was like a conception and the actual event which brought the country into existence was when the constitution went into effect, which was at midnight local time at the Federal Hall in New York City on March 4, 1789.  That said, any real chart in the progress of this country toward existence should reflect the progress and our resulting country.

The two charts, along with their aspect grids, are given below.  The charts were created using the Kepler program on my desktop, the grids using the iPhemeris app on my iPad.  The orbs for the aspects in the grids are two degrees for the Ptolemaic aspects (0, 60, 90, 120, and 180 degrees) and one degree for the less influential aspects that I have included (45, 135, and 150 degrees).

chart for the US constitution going into effect

Some Comments on Joni Ernst

A month or so ago, the Fort Dodge Messenger published a letter to the editor that I had sent to them which supported Bruce Braley for Senate.  In the letter, I gave reasons for why I feel that Braley would be better for women than Joni Ernst.  A week or so later, a woman sent in a letter to the editor countering my letter.  This is my reply to her letter.

I had said that the right wing of the Republican Party had cynically been putting up successful women as candidates while at the same time working toward a society were men have the right to dominate.  To support my argument, I gave the odds of being a male in the Iowa Senate and House for the Democrats and the Republicans.  For the House, for Democrats the odds are about 1.5 to 1, while for the Republicans the odds are about 8 to 1.  The writer did not comment on that part of my letter.

I said that we need to have women represented in our governing bodies to represent our different life experiences.  She agreed and used the argument to support Ernst.  I am afraid that if Ernst is elected, she will turn back the clock on reproductive rights, will not support policies to financially protect women, will get rid of the ACA – which has given many more women good health insurance.

I went on to give some policies the Democrats had put through to help women – improvements to social security, equal pay for equal work, access to credit (brought to us by a Democratic House and Senate and President Ford – a Republican).  I also mentioned that most Democrats support reproductive rights and that Obama and his first Congress brought us free birth control.  Also, that the Democrats deal with the realities that women face. The writer did not address those comments, except the reality comment.

To end my letter, I wrote that the Democrats tend to base policy on the science of those who study society while the Republicans nominally base policy on fuzzy phrases like “unborn children”, “innocent life”, “big government”, and “tax and spend”.  The writer ignored “unborn children” and “innocent life” but had something to say about “big government” and “tax and spend”.

With regard to the realities that women face, she used the theme to criticize the Democrats.  First, she wrote women want jobs for themselves and others – and the Democrats are responsible for the slow recovery – this after the Republicans blocked the advice of economists who said we needed more spending to get the economy back on its feet.

Second, she wrote women want fiscal responsibility – not acknowledging that the Obama administration has been reducing the deficit consistently for several years now.  She wrote that tax and spend Democrats are responsible for the large increase in the national debt – not acknowledging that the debt comes from years of Democratic Houses refusing to cut services and Republican presidents refusing to raise taxes.

Also, we have the reality that fiscal responsibility for the federal government is different from fiscal responsibility for a household.  When a recession hits, government income goes down since fewer people are working and paying income tax and corporations are paying less income tax with lower profits.  At the same time, demand for government services, like unemployment payments and food stamps, goes up, so the government spends more and the deficit gets larger.  If the government had cut the deficit to zero in 2008, we would be in another Great Depression. It is a Republican big lie to say that the federal government operates like a business or household.

Third, she wrote women want to feel safe – she felt that terrorists are coming in from Mexico with our “porous” border.  We have had one successful terrorist event since 2001 and the terrorists were not illegals.  And the event was quite small.  Obama seems to be doing a good job protecting us from terrorist attacks.  And I have read that Obama has deported more illegals than any president before him.

She ended her letter by calling regulations, the NSA spying, and the harassment of tea party groups by the IRS (she probably does not remember Nixon) big government and by calling on voters to vote for Ernst.  I have already written a short blog on the need for regulations.  I, unlike many Democrats, am not up in arms against NSA spying because I do not think the spying is any more than the spying that businesses do on us through our internet connected world.  I speak with a little experience on this subject since I am a statistician somewhat following data mining.  As to the IRS scandal, I do not think we have the full story.  As I last knew, organizations that support political parties do not get tax exempt status. At least it is true for churches.  Maybe there was a Supreme Court ruling I missed.

Anyway, I feel Ernst would be a mistake and I support Braley.