|The inner wheel of this chart is a chart
for the United States. The outer wheel is the placements of the
planets on April 1, 1989, relevant to the U.S. chart.
The birth of a nation is not
as easily determined as that of
an individual. There are a number of
diverse birth charts for the United
States based on the
research and opinions of different astrologers.
Most astrologers use the Declaration of
Independence of July 4, 1776 for the U.S. chart. There are,
however, differing opinions about the correct time. The chart above
falls in the period corresponding to the writings of Jefferson,
Adams and Hancock described as "late in the day."
StarIQ.com NewsScope columnist Michael WolfStar uses an earlier time that
gives a Scorpio Ascendant rather than the Sagittarius
rising here. You can find an explanation for WolfStar's choice at:
Many astrologers use a Gemini rising chart
for the U.S., which would place the signing of the Declaration
in the middle of the night. Others have proposed entirely
different dates. The best source for information on the charts of
nations is Nicholas Campion's
The Book of World Horoscopes (The
Aquarian Press, 1988). Campion is an expert astrologer and
historian who approaches the subject with solid, objective research.
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