Happy Birthday America


The Solar Return (SR) chart gives a brief snapshot of the 12-month period (birthday-to-birthday). Such predictive techniques are necessarily short and sweet, giving ample opportunity for all concerned to fill in the details.


Summary

Astrologically, a nation’s warmongering is dangerous when motivation is primarily for ‘national glory’. If President Trump continues on this current path to the apparent detriment of the national wealth, he may find that the American people will revolt against him. This would not be unexpected, given his own SR(s) for the same period. 


Details

The operative planets for the SR chart for 2019/20 for the nation-state known as the United States of America are Jupiter and Neptune, which are forming an opportunistic square aspect for the whole of calendar 2019. With this energy, carefully considered risks accompanied by diligence and hard work can be expected to flourish.

Jupiter/Neptune take centre stage because they are the only planets tied closely to the angles of the chart and hence able to manifest in actual events.

But because Jupiter/Neptune is also the signature of the naïve and foolhardy, this is territory where those who are not well-versed in risk assessment and/or the application of diligence should fear to tread. The hinge-factor is Saturn; he provides opportunity only for those willing and able to identify and rectify the weak spots in their plans of action.

This SR chart sees Neptune strongly placed in the house of America’s foreign affairs. The upside is a more idealistic society. The downside is serious potential for both delusion and confusion, especially in regards to wars, the results of which lead to more confusion. This is especially true where the primary motivation for the war is ‘national glory’, as is demonstrated in the chart of Fascist Italy.

Jupiter is strongly placed in the SR 4th house of the common man, i.e. ordinary American citizens. Jupiter signifies the common values and belief systems that hold the nation together, which (looking backwards to the first 4th of July) are both idealistic and egalitarian.

Jupiter also is associated with the national wealth. Looking back to the birth chart of the American nation, we find the national wealth ruled by Saturn in Libra (Capricorn is on the 2nd house cusp).

In Libra, for Saturn to be successful, all aspects of the situation require careful consideration, especially in regards to relationships/partnerships. 

My suggestion is that with Mr Trump at the helm, boosting national glory through warmongering is the agenda which will set America on course for financial disaster by disrupting the political and economic relationships/partnerships which in the past have allow it to flourish.

There is, however, hope in this regards.

In mundane astrology, Saturn symbolises the nation’s attitude toward law and order, authority, and tradition. If Mr Trump continues trying to take America away from the idealistic, egalitarian roots (Moon in Aquarius) upon which it was founded, the people may rebel against him, taking law and order – as well as authority – in their own hands. Is this not exactly what happened leading up to first 4th of July, the Declaration of Independence of the colonies from the fatherland, Britain?

Given Trump’s own SR for the year ahead, this result would not be unexpected.


Published by debramoolenaar

I'm an existential astrology coach (and a novelist too)

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