At TarotScopes, Michael Tsarion has published an interesting treatment of the US Constitution and the motives of the ruling oligarchy who ratified it on June 21, 1788.
And I was just preparing to post the Summer Solstice chart for June 21, 2009! Well, this blog is called Stars Over Washington, after all.
But now the 2009 chart's import may be superseded by the ratification of the US Constitution *221 years ago on June 21, an Atonist festival day when the sun ascends to its highest point in the zodiac (as experienced from Earth.) Naturally, astrologers of the day (who bordered on the verge of being what today we call astronomers) would have been aware of this fact about June 21, 1788, and, desirous of success, acted according to the import of the event (ratification, the So Below) which they synchronized with the celestial imprimatur of the moment (As Above...)
And 00Can00 is one of the World Points of Prominence (00Aries/Libra, 00Can/Cap, the Cardinal Cross of action where world events may manifest when stimulated by transits or progressions.)
Tsarion's article calls the Constitution a 'Solar Cult document' which he says refers to We The People, not as we've always believed (the citizenry), but to the ruling over-class itself. He goes on and you may wish to check it out - I would, if I were you.
For some years I've accepted the idea that many of our Founding Oligarchs...er, Founders...were astrologers, but don't fret - Astrology wasn't poo-pooed in the 18th century as it is now. Actually, it was considered for centuries to be part of a well-rounded education...imagine that! Yet there are those even now who have interests in this ancient and powerful tool not being used by the masses. That's part of why Pluto was 'demoted' - as if astrologers would forget the saboteur's existence and its secret hand connotations. Puh!
Now the Vatican might tell you they don't 'use' Astrology, but centuries of known papal birth charts prove them duplicitous on the subject. They caution ordinary folk away from its use, just as do most other denominations and churches. Mmm-hmm. Did God set the Earth inside a Great Cosmic Clock we call our Solar System or did He not? Are monthly calendars based on the Moon's transits, years based on the Earth's orbit round the Sun? Did God name the Fixed Stars such as Betelgeuse and Regulus as mentioned by name in the Bible?
You betcha. Astrology brings the element of Time to the table which no other system of understanding can bring. As the Bible famously advises us: Know thyself. And Astrology studies help in this endeavor tremendously.
So apparently I soon will be posting here the Solar Return chart for the US Constitution using the Sun's 00Can00:00 moment from June 21, 1788 (to base the Return chart upon) when the document was ratified 'behind closed doors' and away from the prying eyes and the expressed opposition of a majority of the American people of the day.
Stay tuned, m'peops....
*221 years = 221 degrees = 11 Scorpio...Sabian Symbol: "A Drowning Man Is Being Rescued" in an evolutionary sense (June 21, 2009) as it relates to the US Constitution of 1788.
Rudhyar gives this degree's Keynote as: "The deep concern of the social group for the safety of individuals." Sounds good, doesn't it? He continues: "The HUMANITARIANISM thus displayed has deep cultural roots."
Or so we've always been sold.