Sorry for the long absence…no excuse except that events have been so rapid, just as I’m ready to write about one, another one happens. However, the USA chart could bear a little scrutiny.
I use the Sibley chart, and it has been very accurate for years in my opinion. Right now solar arc Saturn is still pulling away from opposing the ascendant. It was exact about 19 months ago, but is in effect for about a year before and after that partile. However, the natal chart has a Sun/Saturn square, so the solar arc (and progressed) Sun is square the ascendant and is only a degree and five minutes separating. When solar arcs activate angles, it is very important. The most important thing about both of these is that transiting Neptune is applying to conjunct the solar arc/progressed Sun and squaring solar arc Saturn. More importantly, it is square the ascendant, as well. Neptune is in the natal 9th house (legislature) and natally squares Mars. The chart “promises” a deceptive government and right now, seeing as how it is transiting square the ascendant/descendant axis, I believe we are being deceived like never before, or it could be that our people are confused.
The last time the USA Sun/Saturn solar arc square activated the USA’s ascendant was 1928, and we know how that turned out! I fully expect something similar. We’ve had rumors of an impending depression and/or change in the currency.
Solar arc Pluto is also quincunx the USA natal Moon (the populace) Pluto rules the 12th, so behind the scenes there is a strong “ignoring” of the populace…a profound “disconnect.”
We now have a stellium of five planets in pragmatic, realistic Capricorn. These all oppose the USA’s Cancer planets. Saturn was there last in late 1959 to ’61 but at that time there wasn’t a stellium like this one, and we didn’t have other profound astrological events affecting the USA chart, as we do now, but we did have the election of Kennedy then, and, subsequently, his assassination in 1963.
Solar Eclipse of February 15, 2018
This eclipse will fall within five minutes of the Sibley USA chart’s Moon. The Moon rules the 8th house of a Koch chart of the USA. This can herald important decisions, changes, or events regarding investments, taxes, or any kind of collective monetary issue. Since the eclipse Mars will be conjoining the ascendant and Neptune square both very tightly, I would expect the propaganda to be thick and deceptive. Remember, the Sibley chart shows a square to Neptune in the ninth, and Mars rules the fourth (the masses), so we are promised in the birth chart that our government would be deceptive.
BTW, this chart shows a void of course moon according to using only the planets and Ptolemaic aspects. I have to question the conventional interpretations of VOC since “nothing will come of it” doesn’t seem to fit the USA. Of course, the Sibley chart may not be the REAL chart of the USA. It HAS, however, worked beautifully (in my opinion) for events in our history.
Donald Trump Composite with USA
We astrologers all knew that Donald Trump’s ascendant/Mars conjunction is opposite the Sibley chart’s Moon when he was running for office. This is an antagonizing signature. He can “push our buttons.” The eclipse in February will, of course, affect him, too, by opposition. Every time I have written about a new president, one of my favorite tools is the composite of the president with the Sibley USA chart. In this chart Mars conjoins the MC and squares the Ascendant which describes the antagonism we are witnessing. Plus, the composite Moon is within minutes of opposing the composite Mars, as well, so it only underscores the antagonism. Transiting Uranus is now squaring both (an awakening). In a year solar arc Neptune will oppose the composite Saturn, and that will indicate grassroots (Saturn rules fourth) confusion. Right now, transiting Saturn is opposing the composite Sun, so we ARE waking up.
There are many other contacts, but the most important one is transiting Pluto coming to a square to the composite ascendant. That will be in a little over 1 ½ years. Pluto rules the second house, so it should be a financial issue that completely transforms the relationship between Trump and the US. No matter how much we want astrology to show our inevitable fate, much depends on our exercise of free will and what we choose to do.