Considering the rather frequent mention on Stars Over Washington of the longstanding Saturn (government; management)/Neptune (secret; invisible; shadow) influence upon the July 4, 1776 natal chart and leadership of America you might think that the following video would have been posted here about a year ago so, a year late, here it is:
The Thesis-Antithesis of Saturn-Neptune in Political Astrology
You may find many a close description of our nation within the following potentials for expression of the Saturn-Neptune pair of energies when they combine. And in the country's late afternoon natal chart/s (July 4, 1776 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Saturn exalted at 14 Libra in 10th house and Neptune at 22 Virgo in 9th house snug around the Midheaven (MC), the Goal Point of the chart denoting America's aspiration in the world.
An angular midpoint picture is thus formed which perfected in 1778/9--Saturn-Neptune (3 Libra) = MC (00-1 Libra): using shortened, inefficient methods when tough, dedicated, and completed work is needed (*MM); wavering between materialistic and idealistic inclinations; a peculiar character (Ebertin.) The typical old Capitalism vs Socialism vs Communism vs Bolshevikism vs Marxism vs Zionism ideologies are suggested though -isms also fall under the exploitative, violent Pluto-Chiron pair of energies which add and identify Plutocracy vibes.
Saturn-Neptune potentials for expression in political and societal realms include:
Thesis: delusions among the real leadership (aka, the shadow government and the aims of their misguided ideologies); efficient use of expert advice; mistaken religious leaders; long lasting programs that have no real purpose; misuse of law officers; policies which restrict spies.
Antithesis: leaders deceive about the exercise of control; respected people involved in questionable practices; a leader capitulates; deficient business practices exposed; reliable equipment failures (perhaps we should include the US Congress in that last one.)
And perhaps the ultimate goal (MC) of all: control (Saturn) of the masses (Neptune)...the global masses.
*Recommended: Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets by Michael Munkasey, and The Combination of Stellar Influences by Reinhold Ebertin.