We celebrate July 4th as the birthday of the United States, and most astrologers use the Sibly chart for the astrological symbology of the United States (here’s why I use it). I thought it might be a good time to look at the current astrological forces affecting the United States right now in the midst of a global pandemic. Please note: In writing posts which may have a political bent I try to be as neutral as possible and simply report on the astrology. However, occasionally my bias may seep through. I have no wish to censor the comments, but any comments that serve no purpose other than to inflame WILL be deleted.
As you may know if you’ve been reading this blog, or other articles about the astrology of the US, we are heading into a return of Pluto to its position in the US chart. Pluto, being the Lord of the Underworld and all, is not a gentle giant. He has a powerful impact through destruction of the darkness which eventually allows for illumination. But in the process, we sometimes must go through that Dark Night of the Soul before we can get to the light.
A bit of history
America’s Plutonic journey began back in 2000-2001 when Pluto transited the ascendant in the Sibly chart. On August 6th, the day that a report warning of an impending attack by Al Qaeda was presented to President George W Bush, Saturn in Gemini (tests and challenges) formed an exact square to Pluto in exact alignment with the US ascendant at 12 degrees Sagittarius. The rest, as they say, is history. Not long after that in 2006, the US progressed Mars (aggression, […]