USA Chart Comparison: The Sixth House

USA Chart Comparison: The Fifth House

In this blog post, I look at the fifth houses of the constitution and Sibly charts of the USA. The fifth house of a nation’s chart represents, among other things, children and children’s issues, leadership, primary teaching, the entertainment industry of the country, the gambling industry too, and speculation in the stock market. I will start with the constitution chart.

The Constitution Chart

In the constitution chart, the fifth house has Aries on the cusp. With Aries on the fifth, our entertainment, stock, and gambling industries would be competitive and assertive. Our approach to primary teaching would be pioneering. We would expect our children to strive.

Mars as Ruler of the Fifth House

None of the points that I am using are found in the fifth house. Since there are no points in the house, Mars, the ruler of Aries, is the only direct influence on the fifth house. With Mars in the third house in Aquarius, our motivation for having fun might be to act in an experimental way on our vehicles; the energy behind our entertainment industries could be described as that of acting electrically on stories; our approach toward our children might come out of energizing children’s teachers radically.

Mars was trine Juno in the eleventh house in Libra and square the Scorpio ascendant, just a couple of aspects. The two aspects indicate the energy behind our childhood issues, our entertainment industry, and our stock market would be a combination of ease and struggle. Since the fifth house contains no points, there would be no energy focused out of our “fun” stuff. With just two aspects to the ruler and not points in the house, fifth house affairs should be uncomplicated.

Mars Square Ascendant and Trine Juno

The square to the Ascendant was covered under the first house, but might indicate that we would struggle in integrating our critically watery appearance with energizing our eclectic vehicles, which would affect our speculations and entertainment. The trine to Juno in the eleventh house would indicate an easy flow of energy between taking action locally and drawing toward ourselves our aspirations. The easy flow would affect our children, stock markets, and entertainment industries.

The Sibly Chart

In the Sibly chart, 29 degrees of Aries is on the fifth house cusp. Since the Sibly chart is strictly a speculative chart – that is, not based on precise timing – I will delineate each of the rulers of Aries and Taurus as the house ruler. Mars rules Aries and Venus rules Taurus. In the Sibly chart, Mars was in Gemini and Venus was in Cancer. Both were in the seventh house. The Sibly chart has just the asteroid Vesta in the fifth house – of the points that I use.

Vesta in the Fifth House

Vesta in a national chart would show what the country devotes itself to, where we center ourselves, and how we burn the hearth fires, among other things. With Vesta in the fifth house in Taurus, we would devote ourselves in a practical and monetary way to our children, speculation, and having fun. Our hearth fires would burn through our entertaining ourselves. We would be centered in our leadership.

Vesta was inconjunct Juno in the tenth house is Libra and trine the mean Lilith in the ninth house in Virgo. The inconjunct and trine would indicate anxious, mixed with easy, energies when we devote ourselves – but none of the active, driving energies of the square, semisquare, or sequiquadrate.

Vesta Inconjunct Juno and Trine Lilith

The inconjunct to Juno might indicate anxiety between culturally drawing alliances towards us and devoting ourselves practically to our leadership role. The trine to Lilith might indicate an easy flow of energy between our analytically feministing about our beliefs and our stably devoting ourselves to our children.

Mars as Ruler of the Fifth House

If Aries is on the fifth house cusp, the house would be ruled by Mars. Mars was in the 7th house in Gemini. The Mars aspects were covered in the post on the fourth house and were a mix of easy and hard aspects, indicating that there would be some struggle and some ease in our acting on our sense of justice, which would drive our approach to our children, our entertainment industry, and our stock markets.

Venus as Ruler of the Fifth House

If Taurus is on the fifth house cusp, the house would be ruled by Venus, which was in the seventh house in Cancer in the Sibly chart. Venus made no aspects to the points that I use, for the aspects and orbs that I am using. Since Venus makes no close aspects, the planet acts on its own without strong influence from the other points. In the seventh in Cancer, Venus would be about sensing our allies and enemies instinctively; about emotionally feeling our policies with regard to marriage and divorce. The emotional energy would affect our children, gambling, leadership, and stock markets.

USA Chart Comparison: The Fourth House

The Sibly chart has Aries on the fourth cusp.  With Aries on the cusp, we would be pioneering with regard to our land, assertive toward our environment, bold as a people, and mechanical in mines, among other things.  Aries is ruled by Mars, so Mars is the ruler of the fourth house.  Mars was in the seventh house in Gemini.  With Mars in the seventh house in Gemini, the roots of our country would come out of competing with or battling, intellectually or civilly, our allies and enemies.

Chiron in the Fourth

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.