Under the anti-central bank policy of President Andrew Jackson, America paid off the national debt and was considered debt-free in January 1835.
Some sources use 'January 1' and some 'January 8' 1835 as the one day our nation was free of debt; however, some loans were outstanding but could have been paid if called for. Other sources say that America's debt freedom period lasted longer than just one day--perhaps for about a year. Central banks orchestrated the Panic of 1837 in retaliation for America's refusal to play their usury interest rate game so naturally Jackson's opponents blamed him--and fooled some of the people into blaming him--for the dire financial conditions in the US caused by the 1837 crash.
This was Big Banking's usual underhanded tactics, as we've come to know them all too well since 2008, if not before.
Given tonight's whimpering deadline for the Super Committee's deficit homework to be turned in with spending cuts and revenue identified, most people suspect that the debt dog already wolfed it down.
Astrology: January 1835 v November 2011
A few interesting time links exist between January 8, 1835 and the Solar Eclipse of November 25, 2011 @ 2Sag37 such as 1835's Jupiter 2Gem12 Rx, opposed by the 'Super Committee eclipse'. As you know, Jupiter now travels in retrograde condition in early Taurus, a practical earth sign of Money and Intolerance. The outcome of the Super Committee's work was bound to be complicated if not sabotaged by a Rx Jupiter--was the committee set up to fail as many people believe?
Jupiter's Direct Station on December 25, 2011 has been cited here as the very earliest date that money issues might proceed more favorably though Jupiter's passing its shadow degree (where Mr. Moneybags turned Rx on August 30, 2011 @ 10Tau21) is more likely yet 10Tau21 won't be reached by Jupiter until the evening of March 17, 2012, St. Patrick's Day.
Now in Mundane Astrology Jupiter also relates to Politics and to the Grand Old Party in particular and obviously the 2012 campaign will be in full swing by March 2012 if the varmints of Washington haven't crashed our nation into smithereens by then. Seems as though some are working hard at it!
The Pre-Natal Eclipse Series (PE) in which January 8, 1835 and our debt-free condition fell: the 17 South which last manifested in 1997; next occurrence is in 2015. Its flavor consists of good news and success in relationships and group projects. (Brady.)
On a side note, there are quite a few illustrious people listed in my notes who share 17S as their PE, born in various years, of course: Princess Diana, Ayn Rand, Adolf Hitler, Heath Ledger, Rachel Carson, Tim Roth, Barbara Bush, and Newt Gingrich. Plus, Iran (April 1, 1979 3:00 pm IRDT Tehran.)
A couple more factors about the January 8, 1835 horoscope:
1. testy Mars, always very touchy in Cancer, is @ 9Can13 and Rx, the precise degree of the karma-infused July 1, 2011 Solar Eclipse @ 9Can12 (America's "birthday 2011 eclipse") which brought us the August 2011 Debt-Default Political Theater on Capitol Hill from whence the 'Super' Committee was spawned for political can-kicking purposes. As you know, astrological Mars can be an irritable, hot-headed trigger when he desires to be for the god of war is often frustrated when in Moon-ruled Cancer, sign of America's Venus, Jupiter, Sun, and Mercury Rx (July 4, 1776.)
2. there's a dynamic T-Square configuration which creates a word picture:
Mercury/Mars = Pluto *11Ari: a sharp analyst; suffering heavy attacks or assaults. (Ebertin.)
1835's Pluto conjoined the natal Venus of President Jackson so he was in the midst of a Pluto to natal Venus transit, a time when greater power and influence are sought, personal relationships may enhance one's status, power struggled ensue, and bankruptcy may be a consideration.
Turns out, in 1835 Andrew Jackson avoided massive debt of the sort that leads to bankruptcy for our nation but look what Washington politicians have been up to the last several years (such as wars fought on credit cards, Bush tax cuts for millionaires, unfunded mandates, etc) from which the US is already, some say, bankrupt. Embezzling and heisting from the US Treasury has much to do with our nation's weakened financial condition, too, imho.
Well, after President Andrew Jackson paid the last installment on our national debt which he proclaimed on January 8, 1835, his goal to keep the central banking system from taking over our finances (and hence, the governance) of the United States was satisfied for a little while.
However, as is said to be the case with US presidents who mess with the massive profits that central banks make from loaning large sums to governments, an assassination attempt was made on the life of President Jackson January 30, 1835, the first-ever attempt on a US president's life which fulfills a potential of the 'suffering heavy attacks or assaults' midpoint picture mentioned above.
But mind-of-his-own President Jackson was definitely not the last.
How I wish the guns pointed at Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy had misfired as well, don't you?
Another eclipse of the lunar variety manifests before the end of 2011 which eclipses US natal Mars in Gemini so it relates in part to US troops returning home from Middle East deployment by the end of December, we're told. View the horoscope of the December 10, 2011 Lunar Eclipse @ 18Gem11 set for Washington DC, if you dare.
*'11Aries' = "The President of the Country"...IDEALIZATION.
(The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Marc Edmund Jones.)