Well, my foray into political commentary was not very successful, so I am going back to astrology.
The chart for the United States of America is a matter of controversy amongst astrologers. In the following posts I will compare two charts – one of which tests well statistically comparing events in US history with the chart and one of which is the popular Sibly chart. I will analyze the charts simultaneously using the noun (house), verb (planet), and adjective/adverb (sign) method as well as the hemispheric and quadrant emphasis and the phase of the moon.
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).
I have included the four asteroids, Juno, Vesta, Pallas, and Ceres and have entered a point that I call Vulcan and which is the midpoint over the shortest arc of these asteroids. This is a point that, as far as I know, I am the only one to use. I have reason to think Vulcan rules Libra. If Vulcan rules Libra, then Venus would be left ruling Taurus. I, also, think Chiron rules Virgo and Mercury rules Gemini, as do a number of astrologers. So I use Chiron, too. Of course, as with all modern rulers, the traditional ruler maintains some influence. I also include the placement of the mean Black Moon Lilith, which I associate with feminism. The Black Moon Lilith is the placement of the lunar apogee.
For exalted rulers, I use the Sun for Aries, the Moon for Taurus, Neptune for Gemini, Jupiter for Cancer, Pluto for Leo, Vulcan for Virgo, Saturn for Libra, Uranus for Scorpio, Chiron for Sagittarius, Mars for Capricorn, Mercury for Aquarius, and Venus for Pisces. The Neptune, Vulcan, and Chiron exalted rulerships are my own guess. The rest of the rulerships can be found in the literature, though they are not all universally accepted.
In the next post, I will look at the quadrants.