President Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address on the afternoon of November 19, 1863 on the ceremonial occasion of the reburial of Union soldiers, and approximately 4 1/2 months after the Battle of Gettysburg had been fought.
Asked to make a 'few remarks', and feeling ill with headache and subsequent fever, Mr. Lincoln may have given his ten sentences that summed up the war and echo through the centuries while suffering with a mild case of smallpox. The first Wikipedia link, above, provides the text which takes little more than the shake of a lamb's tail to read but of course you know how Lincoln ended his just over 2-minute Address--with, "--that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
Since beginning Stars Over Washington in October 2005, I assert that this has been my clear blogging objective as well while holding on to a sovereign United States of America. Yet there are forces, ancient forces, that remain determined to overtake and dissolve our nation's sovereignty and as we see in the 'New Millennium', they are now far along that path. Our educational system, financial system, religious institutions, family traditions, and the US government have been under attack for many years with a goal of using our nation to set up a global government, what some call a New World Order.
If you wish, scroll down the sidebar for the video of Bush41 shouting out for a NWO if you're doubtful of their intentions. In fact, Bush Sr considered his 1990/91 Operation Desert Storm invasion as a heralding of the 'new order'! Here's a handy timeline of the events leading up to the invasion though you'll find no NWO mention on its list.
So with Steven Spielberg's Lincoln film now in theaters, I thought you might wish to view the horoscope of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address with a few brief astro-notes with a bunch of my scribbles marked on the chart (please click image to enlarge.) Today Mr. Spielberg gave the keynote address at the 149th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address which was an honor for him as it would be for anyone. ABC news has details of the event here.
Rising is Mr. Lincoln's natal Venus in Aries, ruled by war planet Mars, and with the Address' rising sign of Pisces, his illness is denoted by Pisces, sign of contagion and infection. Yet the inspirational nature of his words is also shown by Jupiter-Neptune-ruled Pisces for on a sacred level, the duo represents the Grand Spirit calld forth by his words:
Horoscope: Lincoln's Gettysburg Address November 19, 1863 2:00 pm LMT PA; Hour of warrior Mars which conjoins Jupiter 11Sco13/57 in 8th house of Death along with Mercury (oration) and Sun 27Sco00 (leader) which conjoins the Moon's North Node @27Sco48 (public contact); Sun in Nodal degree indicates a fated or karmic encounter for the President.
Plus, Saturn, considered to be a karmic planet (reaping what's been sown) @14Lib14 is in process of returning to its natal position in America's July 4, 1776 natal horoscope--a Saturn Return. This actually occurred three times in 1863 and 1864: 6 days later on November 25, then the Rx Return on April 3, 1864, and the final conjunction on August 19, 1864. And of course our nation's Saturn Returns always stimulate the natal promise of our Cardinal Sun-Saturn square (90 degrees, from Cancer to Libra) with its obstacles, fears, and difficulties which must be responsibly addressed with maturity, resolve, and patience.
Our nation's last Saturn Return was a three-fer as well: December 3, 2010, March 22, 2011 (Rx), and August 28, 2011. And you know how August 2011 turned out with the self-inflicted credit downgrade by Republicans and a deficit brouhaha which resulted in a "Super Committee" being set up from within Congress and threats of sequestration which linger still...
Marked, upper right, you see, "Sun rises with (Fixed Star) Ras Alhague (desire to heal a wound), a star linked to Lincoln's natal Mercury (10Pis18) by paran for as Ras Alahague rose on his day of birth, natal Mercury was at Nadir showing that healing the wounds of the Civil War and of slavery is one of the primary actions he is most remembered for. May the healing continue!
Ras Alahague details from Brady's Book of Fixed Stars.
Abraham Lincoln February 12, 1809 6:54 am LMT Hodgenville, KY.