There are a lot of different astrological charts for the United States floating around out there, but the one most commonly used, and the one I prefer, is called the Sibley chart which has Sagittarius rising. The rising sign, also called the Ascendant because it was ascending at the birth moment, marks the identity and personality of the entity.
Sagittarius is the sign of expansion, optimism, and let’s face it, self-righteousness. Sagittarius can have a tendency to believe that it knows what’s best for everyone, because after all, Sag is the Searcher of Truth. That doesn’t negate the beautiful qualities of Sagittarius to inspire and elevate, but there can be a bit of arrogance around a person who thinks they know what’s what.
The self-righteous component of this influence has inspired the expansion of the nation across the continent in the name of the “Manifest Destiny,” regardless of the death and destruction that was wrought in its wake. The American Dream started out as a right for every man, woman and child to pursue their dream of liberty and happiness, but has evolved into the desire for every citizen to own several high definition television sets, enough cars to fit in their 3-car garage, a vacation home, and a mansion.
This is all being altered by a transit of Pluto to the Midheaven in the US chart. The Midheaven represents the government of a country, but it also represents the nation’s role in the world. This cycle began last year and the second phase of the cycle is coming up this summer.
The progressed chart shows the evolving nature of an individual, and in a mundane chart it reveals the ways in which a nation community is changing. The Ascendant (describing […]