Like people, countries have astrology charts that are based from the date and time of their inception. There is a great deal of argument among astrologers over which is the “real” chart for the US, and if you like you can read more about that argument and why I use the Sibly chart here.
In my Astrological State of the Union post from 2009 I wrote:
The United States is at an astrological crossroads. The US progressed Mars turned retrograde last year, and is searching for a new direction. Pluto, god of transformation, has been challenging the US Midheaven, the point of public perception. The qualities that gave the US its power over the past 400 years will not work for the next 400, and the nation will have to adapt. Economic systems are changing and becoming much more tenuous and fluid as they go global. Traditional social systems are weakening and require a new way of looking at the way humans form families and cultural groups. As a people we must become more lithe and limber so that we can adapt to the changing collective, or we will not survive the 21st century. This is not a time to look back and long for the conservative values of the 1950s – those days are over. There is a new day dawning, and we will have to be ready for it.
This is no less true today. The transit of Pluto, planet of destruction and regeneration, in a square to the US Midheaven oversaw the breakdown of much of American life which resulted in the appearance of a decline in the American role as world superpower. Uranus, the planet of radical change and revolution, is preparing to transit in opposition to […]