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Week of June 22nd, - June 28th, 2007

The US Pluto

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  On the 4th of July 1776 the United States of America was born
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with the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Like the birth of an individual, our country has a natal map which helps to describe it's character, soul, and personality. With well over 200 years of history, we can look back into time and see what was going on, and what the celestial alignments were that led to these events. It's like looking in the back of the book to see what the answers are (or were), and a great way to see how astrology really works on the national level.

  In anyone's chart, the position of Pluto is a very potent point.
The US Pluto

The US Pluto

Like the root of a plant or tree, it generally is out of sight, grows best in the darkness, draws nutrients from the soil and earth around it, and is a stabilizing force that helps to anchor the plant in times of storm.

  In the human body, Pluto rules over Scorpio and the sex organs. The power and concentration found here both help us to eliminate what has become toxic to the system, but also serves as portals to life and creation, to the preservation of the species and the crowning glory of true love.

  In a national map, Pluto represents a nation's secrets, it's material resources, power, and spy agencies. It also represents pornography, sexuality and capital crimes and their punishment. While Libra and Sagittarius deals with the court and Supreme Court, Pluto is the ultimate power behind the law.

By following major alignments either to Pluto in the natal chart or from transiting or progressed Pluto, we can begin to gain an understanding of this side of the national soul. Like individuals, certain patterns begin to become apparent which continue to influence and modify how we respond today.

  The US Pluto is in Capricorn in the 2nd house of values and finances. As with any astrological combination, there are various ways that this position may be interpreted. It can represent death of the government (Pluto is the Lord of the Underworld), government debt, government power, executive control, secret administrative agencies and the like. What it seems to suggest is that as a people, we are not fully aware of what goes on behind the scenes, either politically or financially. As we pull out our lens to get a closer look at the stars, we observe that the progressed US Sun opposed both the progressed (1/29) and natal Pluto (6/8) in 1791. The Sun brings light to situations and allows us a glimpse of what lies hidden within the deep recesses of some of these corporate caves.

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  1791 was the year in which John Adams, the nation's first vice president and second President, published his Discourses of Davila.

  "As a statesman and author, he helped define a set of core republican ideals that became central to American's political value system." (-Wikipedia)

  In this work and as a conservative, Adams "feared oppression by a democratic majority" and wanted checks to ensure rule of the rich and well-born.

  Adams gained Washington's ear, and a reserved elite began to mold the political and financial systems, crafting it quietly, Plutonicly behind the scenes. Next week we will watch as Andrew Jackson runs into some of these same Plutonic alignments, declaring war on the Second Bank of the United States.

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