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Arguably, two of the most seminal dates in the history of the United States are July 4th and September 11th. As we approach the tenth anniversary of the 9-11 events, it is important to examine the astrological impact of the progression of the natal chart of the United Stated to September 11th, 2011 to provide both an understanding of where we are and, more importantly, where we are heading.
Why choose those two dates? While the former is the point in time when the U.S. came to be, the later certainly has become the hallmark that forever changed the course of our collective history and will continue to do so into the future.
At the risk of oversimplifying, a “progression” is the theory that the planets will advance one degree per year with the underlying proposition that a degree is equal to a day and a day is equal to a year. Using this approach, the astral march begins on July 4th, 1776 and completes its progressed path on September 11th, 2011. Using what is referred to as the Silbey Chart, the place of our country’s birth is the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, and the “time of birth” is 5:10 p.m.
By examining the progressed chart, we can see how we have arrived at this particular point with the myriad of issues that we are confronting: the financial morass that globally we are stuck in; the ever-increasing political, social, and personal divide that seems to grow with each passing news cycle; cataclysmic events (meteorological, geological and manmade) that confront us all, to mention but a few.
Looking at the planets first, we find that Mercury’s path shows that we are in a time when feelings trump rational thought in our responses to major issues. One has but to look at the recent debacle in Washington to underscore this trend. Venus progressed cautions against attempting to force or smother others with our views. Again, a glance at the internet is all that is needed to see this in action.
Powerful speakers will be competing with Martian energy to win hearts and minds. But, in the middle of the rhetoric and imagery, ultimately, nothing can be accomplished without accord. Jupiter’s path shows excess in actions that may be more harmful than good. Saturn reinforces the inflexibility of competing ideals and the inability to comprise while Uranus gets ready to deliver a jolt to complacency and forces a look to tomorrow.
Neptune reveals accusations from all corners that no one is willing to “put their money where their mouth is”. And the Dark Lord, Pluto? Plutonian energies are pushing one and all to a “do or die” mentality in making their point of view/philosophy/doctrine the one that matters.
Looked at in totally, September 11th, 2011 could mark some significant changes going forward. With strong emotions driving decision making, there is a great concern that impulsive actions or decisions, particularly in the political arena, could spell further difficulties in the financial realm. Both sides need to listen and heed society’s larger viewpoint rather than placing themselves above the crowd.
The need for teamwork is especially stressed; a major opportunity is liable to be missed in the name of ideology. There is a concern that the big picture; most likely in the international sphere may cause a failure to take care of mundane things at home. Finances, again, are front and center and the lack of real world perspective from all sides and could result in a major downturn.
Expect external forces to cause a further polarization of attitudes on all levels. Everyone wants to maintain the status quo but only at the expense of others. This makes planning for the future extremely daunting. It will seem that we are being tossed, literally, from pillar to post. Passionate speeches and rhetoric will dominate the news and only serve to fuel the discontent. Some institutions that were viewed as permanent could well come to an end.
Truly, the tenth anniversary of 9-11 will mark a dramatic time in our history. The heavens turn and change comes. More to the point, the progressed chart for the U.S. provides a unique, if unsettling clarification of the role that we will play in this cosmic dance.
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