There are several charts for the USA, but the recent earthquake in Virginia (which also shook up the Pentagon and New York City) is precisely reflected in the Federal Constitution horoscope.
Set for September 17th 1787 at 4.00pm in Philadelphia (PA) it gives America a Virgo Sun, Mercury and Venus – and a Sagittarius Moon.
More importantly, this chart reveals natal Pluto at 14 Aquarius. The Roman myth tells us he was God of the Underworld – in order to access the earth, he literally had to split the ground apart.
On the day the earthquake hit, transiting Saturn was at 14 Libra, forming a trine to natal Pluto.
Pluto at 14 Aquarius in this particular American chart was also implicated in the terrorist attacks of 9/11. On that day, transiting Mercury was at 14 Libra, and transiting Saturn was at 14 Gemini.
What’s also intriguing about the alternative 17 September American chart is the position of Hygeia. This asteroid stands at 14 Virgo natally, so she’s also implicated in the recent earthquake and on the events of 9/11.
Hygeia represents protection and prevention. To keep a situation healthy, she demands that we insure ourselves against worst-case scenarios. She is the archetype (and goddess) most associated with the maxim ‘Prevention is better than cure.’
If you bring in other asteroids, too, the picture widens further. George W. Bush was born with natal Panacea (Hygeia’s sister, and Jupiter’s other great-granddaughter) at 14 Virgo.
Panacea describes the ethical considerations that come with any cure, remedy or solution. By the way, both Panacea and Hygeia are named in the Hippocratic Oath, taken by the medical profession.
Henry Kissinger was born with the asteroid Juno, Jupiter’s wife, at 14 Cancer.
Juno, is the archetype which describes security and comfort, paid for by the loss of freedom.
Ronald Reagan was born with the Moon’s Nodes at 14 Scorpio and 14 Taurus.
Given all those synchronicities with key people and events in the USA, this alternative chart is worth exploring.
It’s Chart 377 in The Book of World Horoscopes, Nicholas Campion, The Wessex Astrologer (2004).
(Story: Jessica Adams.)