Mundane astrology, the astrology of places and events, is not my specialty ( is my usual source for this area of expertise) but I confess it does fascinate me. Knowing that the commonly-used Sibley chart for the United States has Sagittarius rising I took a look to see how the Sagittarius stellium was affecting the US.
Transiting Uranus in Pisces has been making a square, or challenging aspect, to the descendant in the US chart since back in March of 2006, bringing a radical change (Uranus) in the way the US identifies itself relative to its allies. Uranus transits bring sudden change and revolutionary behavior, and the ascendant/descendant axis deals with how we balance our personal identity with our relationships. Before Uranus began this transit to the US chart back in March the GOP was considered by many to be a strong ally in the cause of United States policy; now they rank close to the bottom of public approval. Britain was a powerful ally before Uranus started kicking us around, but now with the demise of Tony Blair the ties between US and Britain have all but disintegrated.
Uranus also takes the ruling power out of the hands of the few and gives it to the many and we have seen this in the Bush administration: Cheney, Rice and Rumsfeld were designing the destiny of the US and now there are many voices speaking up. But is anyone listening?
The first of the transits across the US ascendant occurred back in late November when Venus crossed that point, and Mercury crossed the ascendant a few days ago as President Bush was involved in his quest for help with the Iraq problems. […]