I must admit that I am a very politically un-savvy. This is the first time I am involved in election voting. The study of astrology helped me to understand/discover a lot about myself, and prompted me to get more involved as a caring citizen/earth dweller. In this process, I am humbled to say that my appreciation of America dream and the value it stands for has increased exponentially as I deepened my study of American history and the struggles our country went through. At this voting season, allow my limited conscious to do a reading of United States national chart.
Coming out of the Pluto Neptune conjunction of 1398 in Gemini cycle, mankind has mastered the lesson of basic survival skill through agriculture activity and a whole way of living based on that production structure after these two planets’ more-than-two-thousand years of conjunction in Taurus. This cycle is significant in that humanity is now a whole notch up on our horizon. Through Gemini, mankind begins the phrase of mental development in building a framework of knowledge to gain better sense of the world they live in by labeling and classifying the phenomenon around them. This awakening manifested in Renaissance and Enlightenment movement.
United States was born in the Disseminating Phrase of this cycle with Pluto and Neptune in sesquiquadrate aspect, indicating a crisis is experienced by our forefathers to overcome the tremendous obstacles of incorporating the norms, regulations and traditions of a functional society as imperative agenda for this evolutionary stage in order to further the mind development of the collective. These manifested into Declaration of Independence and United States’ Constitutions and many Amendments. The setup of separating powers in legislative, executive and judiciary branches of the government all reflected our work in this area.
Coming to this life, the nation has an innate desire for self-automation, a craving for power and authority (Pluto in Capricorn in 4th house). The parent, the British Empire, was not validating these needs of ours (the British Parliament did not take our request for any of their considerations). Initially we experienced this frustration of being ignored/rejected as inadequacy on our part. This created a psychological tendency of compulsive behavior pattern, which constantly look for validation of the displaced emotion in our interaction with others. The evolutionary lesson is to learn to create and supply our own emotional security from within (South node in 4th house). We must learn to responsible for our own action and trust ourselves through emotional maturity. Our thriving/growth comes naturally from good deeds we do, retributions we accumulate, not from abuse of power to gain status or manipulating system to our advantage. Only by purging those psychological baggage/separating desires, will we break away from karmic cycle (of abuser/and abused) and evolving into high state of consciousness.
We innately know that Divine has a great scheme of plan. Our purpose is to fulfill that intention by align our effort and work to live up to that intention as much as we can. The breakthrough in philosophical/cosmic understanding (Uranus, the South Node ruler in Aquaria in 9th house) dawned on the founders of our country that all men are born equal to pursuit happiness and liberty in life. We have the responsibility (Uranus trine Saturn) in ourselves to liberate from the oppression and injustice restriction imposed by the British Empire. In doing this, we can then shape our destiny in according to our own will (North Node in Leo ruled by Sun). To achieve this aim to creatively actualize our special purpose of evolutionary intentions, we actively support and nourish humanitarian work in the public of the world(Sun in Cancer in 10th house) and uphold the value of justice and equality (Venus in Cancer as ruler of Asc). Uranus energy is very critical for United States as it facilitates the bridging of our past to the future. It provide us the mental clarity to repel the delusory fog that is choking our emotional wellbeing.
The heavily populated 9th house indicates the importance of its function in our unique evolutionary journey. Evolution cannot proceed if the philosophical orientation of our people/country does not change and allow a transmutation of the new belief structure to manifest. In achieving that, we fight hard mentally (Gemini sign of cusp of 9th house), emotionally and spiritually (Mars square Neptune) in the social stage of the world with our continuously tireless effort to communicate our expanding awareness/understanding/consciousness to the public with strong conviction.
The Merucry sextile Neptune and Opposite to Pluto indicate a fluid mind receptive to the subtle current of intangibles, instinctually feels the connectivity with all energies in our environment, capable of tremendous imagination and creation. The nation is heavy in both water and earth elements in its makeup reflecting a very imaginative mental structure conductive to bringing its vision to fruition /manifestation.
Planet Neptune correlates with timeless universal law and to infinite. Virgo is the sign of service and purification. The Neptune in Virgo indicating that our job is to surrender to the greater scheme of things and allow the divines’ intention to work through us by being of service to others with love. Neptune is ruler of 6th house, our service is related to improve the efficacy and functions that improve working condition, social welfare and public goods.
Our spirituality comes from learning to be critical-thinking, discerning trivia interest from the core teaching of universal truth, because Virgo can manifests as an excessively self-critical in its distorted form. We can truly become our own worst enemy. And we create so many external obligations that we never get around to doing what we must do for ourselves. We should learn to observe our own ego in action and avoid projecting those negative/critical self-focus upon the external environment and life itself. We also need to guard against falling into victimization trap and martyr mentality. Our evolutionary mandate is to be aware of the nature of our unique illusions/delusion and dreams in order to purge them from the soul. We can dissolve personal substances/limitation and separating selfish desire by linking our identity with the totality of consciousness, by identifying ourselves with the larger and larger whole and the universal.
Emotional security is linked with intellectual framework and organization (Mercury oppose moon+Pluto). Possible pitfall is taking in too much data and information without truly assimilation. Another tendency is rigidity in our viewpoints as the only legitimate ones. It is most likely our confrontation with others tend to expand our understanding of a diversified universal manifestation. We can learn to validate the legitimacy of others’ point of view without feeling being threatened when we take the interaction as our evolutionary necessity. In this mindset, we can then relate to others as equal and communicate to others from their perspective instead of imposing our ideas on others. (Chiron in 7th house in Aries)
We are born to be leaders(Saturn in first house in Liberal). The destiny is in our own hand. The chart is not meant to be a fortune-telling deterministic factor. Instead, it is a map that can guide us to march in the right direction. It is our choice with higher consciousness at each crossroad of our evolutionary journey that will take us to a brighter future and the destiny we dream to have.