“How do I know
what I’m going to say until I hear it myself?”
- Dr. David Hawkins
The Sibley-Rudhyar Chart
As was said before: No one knows exactly what time the USA was
“born.” As for that matter, no one actually knows what day
either. Some astrologers use July 2,
1776 and others that use July
6, 1776. In my experience, each holds their own truths. Because of
much debate, astrologers argue over 7 basically different charts for this
country. Each has its point. However, the “Sibley” chart seems to be the most
accurate. This details very closely the wars this country has been involved in,
including the Civil War and WWII, and most notably symbolizes what happened to
our land on 9/11.
astrologer, Ebenezer Sibley, came up with the chart for the USA,
“born” at , July 4, 1776 in Philadelphia.
Later on, the famed French-American astrologer and pioneer of transpersonal
astrology, Dane Rudhyar, rectified the chart to precisely
chart at the top of this document entitled the Sibley-Rudhyar
chart for the USA.
Chart rectification is achieved via reverse-engineering from significant dates
in our national experience.
happening and why is it important? Not onlyare we in a long-term
Pluto through Capricorn period, and Pluto opposite our Venus, with Pluto coming
to oppose our natal Sun, and a looming Saturn-return in November next MONTH, we
are also awaiting the major Pluto return in 2023, but now, we have… a
major planet, Neptune, lining up exactly on the USA’s Moon in Aquarius.
It has been there for about a year and has another year to go. Neptune
has major effects on whatever it touches, but is very unnoticeable while it’s
happening, yet, is very powerful.
are Neptune’s keywords? Neptune
is not only the hardest, vaguest planet in our solar system to explain but its
effects are very difficult to explain. It’s keywords are:refinement, idealism, illusion, delusion,
misled, self-delusional, spiritual, non-earthy, deception, enlightenment,
oppressed, victim-hood, abandonment, misfits, saints, visionaries, glamour,
charisma, mysticism, abstract thinking, disillusionment, mirages, clouds,
nebulousness, confinement, addiction, drugs, alcohol, incarceration,
transcendence, religion, beliefs, unworldly, unreal, unprovable,
untouchable, ineffable, images, photography, glorious sacrifice, selflessness,
martyrdom, great loss, negligence, non-resistance, evasive, and dissolution.
are Moon’s keywords? Mother, mothering, the motherland, home, emotions,
land, property, houses, feelings, habits, moods, comforts, the unconscious,
nurturing, caring, smothering, codependency, dependency, provisions, nourishment,
growth, security, stability, femininity, intuition, psychic ability, love,
sensitivity, wills, legacies, children, dowries, protective, introversion,
family, family boundaries, provincialism and the nest.
are Neptune’s functions? This massive
universal force causes dissolution of boundaries. In the quiet of the night, it
seems that what was there yesterday has slowly evaporated away. It erodes all
mythical boundaries. It reduces all separateness to Oneness and can be
disorienting if you are married to the idea of scarcity and separateness. It
rules gods, and all things of the higher dimensions of our “souls.” Its main
function is to melt our walls in order to show us that the original “sin” or
the thought of separateness was never real. Neptune is
anti-ego; anti-world; and anti-matter. Actually, it’s not “anti” anything. It
simply lets falsehood drop by the wayside by only supporting what is truly
is the Moon such a big deal in this chart? The Moon is the second most
important planet in any natal chart. Since it rules the sign of Cancer and we
were born on 7/4, it is our “ruling planet.” Thusly, it is extremely important to all of the United
States of America. Since it was found in the
sign of Aquarius during our “birth,” we receive many Aquarian themes from it.
The perfect symbol for the Moon in Aquarius in our chart is the Statue of
Liberty. Aquarius is the sign that is all about freedom for all and equal
rights. It is about liberties and tolerance of each other’s differences. The
statue is our nation’s perfect symbol.
does Neptune conjunct the Moon mean for
the individual? Common reactions when Neptune goes over individual charts
are: confusion, delusion, lack of direction and mental clarity, fuzziness,
increase in all kinds of sensitivity, paranoia, changes to allergies, undiagnosable illnesses, heightened psychic senses,
euphoria, feelings of “divinity,” temptations of extramarital affairs, drugs,
and alcohol. The grass is always greener elsewhere. Neptune
calls us home. And, if we aren’t intuiting properly we’ll just hear that “here”
can’t be where it’s at. Thus, the delusion.
does Neptune conjunct the Moon mean for
the country? Loss in confidence in direction, uneasiness, nervousness,
feeling as if no longer being firmly planted, nebulousness, paranoia, fear,
shaky ground, feelings of being deceived or misled, loss of boundaries,
uncertainty, other countries feel uncertainty about our country, afraid to make
any moves because of no sound footing, hypersensitivity, moodiness, distrust,
desires to remove old boundaries and define the country anew on a more global
scale; one that is boundless or not constrained by the man-made lines of the
map and loss of identity (returning to Oneness from whence we came.)
happens when these two line up? In the USA’s
chart, we are seeing a great lack of confidence about just anyone attempting to
lead us into our new future. The country’s true spirituality is being exposed.
This has nothing to do with religion, although that is being affected
too. For decades, I have addressed true spirituality in people’s chart and many
confuse spirituality with a Sunday attendance report at church. That is not
what true religion or spirituality should be about. More to the point, we are
standing naked in front of our “god” or “goddess” and are being seen for what
we are really made up of. Neptune OKs love, and
nothing else. It sees all else as A Course In
Miracles calls: untrue, therefore, not real.
simply refuses to maintain unreal “systems” or entities
either lose our “boundaries” willingly as a sign of extending into eventual
Oneness or else we just lose what we think we “had” such as Country-Club
memberships, money, status, furs, cars, homes, influence, etc.
went on when this happened before? Interestingly enough:
– Neptune crossed the Midheaven in the chart. Neptune,
ruler of Pisces, brought us our first President, (Neptune-ruled) Piscean George
Washington. He laid the groundwork for us to follow our religious freedoms and
devote our land’s expansion under God’s guidance.
– The War of 1812 took place as Neptune crossed our
– Neptune opposed our Sun in Cancer - The first railroad
was built in Quincy, MA,
thus opening up the country to its unbounded state. That’s what Neptune
does. Thanksgiving was established; the idea of giving thanks to God is quite
– Neptune crossed the bottom of the chart, the
Nadir, which represents our roots and our motherland. We almost lost the entire
country to the splintering Civil War. Note: Neptune will
not condone slavery or any type of inequality. Lincoln
was Aquarian, ruled by Uranus. Luckily, Uranus was on our Mars in the 7th
house at the same time to help preserve the nation.
– Neptune was crossing the top of the chart
(Midheaven) during WWII. The midheaven bespeaks of our entire role on the
world’s stage. The uncertainty of Neptune and Hitler almost brought us down.
Instead, his own sick heart brought him and the Nazi regime down.
– The early 50’s brought us our first “losing” war in Korea.
As Neptune transited over the country’s 10th
house Saturn, it decayed the pedestal upon which we had been standing since the
end of WWII. Loss (Neptune) of stature (Saturn.) That’s because we stood in dominance
instead of simple victory.
– Neptune dipped into the country’s 12th
house, the house where Neptune rules. Drugs and alcohol
abounded, even prescription drugs, as the country ducked its responsibilities,
got lost in psychedelics and other worlds (2001 A Space Odyssey)
and at the same time expanded our world of music and transcendental
possibilities. Society lost its grip on its young. We lost another war. Our
motives were not pure.
It is not possible
to fool the outer planets
– Americans were held hostage abroad and ever after, it was a new uncertain
world as Neptune sat on the Ascendant once again. Neptune
– Neptune crosses into the country’s 2nd
house, our money and our self-worth. The US’s
largest financial surplus was quickly squandered and dissolved. Both Neptune words. Once the clouds cleared, we were a debtor nation. Neptune
exposes back-room deals.
are the symptoms? This planet is the hardest to explain. With Neptune,
you either draw closer to your real “God” center or you get lost. It’s not that
you get lost; moreover, you come to see how lost you have been for quite
awhile. “God is God and God is all,” many say. If you are lined up with that
type of thinking, Neptune awards you!The Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace
Prize in 1989 when Neptune was opposite his Sun in
Cancer. Neptune usually doesn’t hand out treats. Barack
Obama was awarded the same prize as Neptune crossed his
ascendant. Neptune recognizes actions toward Oneness –
the other hand, Bernie Madoff had his dream come to
an end in 2008 when sober Saturn transited over his natal Neptune.
That’s what it can do to the worldly, i.e., scandal on a global scale. Too many to mention here.
are the threats? The dangers are decay and questions such as, “Hey, where
did everything go?” Just as Neptune did and continues to
do to the USA’s
southern border. “Oops! Why are all these people speaking
Spanish!?” With this planet, you either drop your walls intentionally or
Neptune erodes them for you. If you or
we have become devoted to provincialism, Neptune will
take care of that. Neptune always comes to us via
Piscean forces, i.e., floods, decay, drugs, secret infiltration, germs,
mind-control, deception, and in a big, big way: disinformation. Another threat is not knowing whom to believe? How can you tell if any fact
is true? Are we deluded by news, TV, and radio? Does everyone have an agenda?
Loss of trust is simply a by-product of loss of Oneness.
Threats?The loss of our integrity and
solidarity.Loss of resources, or, should I say
neglected resources.Neptune doesn’t cause
you to lose, we’ve simply neglected to care for what
we’ve had. This is a major reason that it is so common for someone to have an
extramarital affair during Neptune times. Sickness is
common too. Why? Simply because we’re not living in sync with
nature/God/Spirit/whatever. Our bodies are natural, right? I
think you’re getting the point.
It does not
maintain walls or separateness
are the benefits? The possible up-side is millions of times greater than the
down-side. Rodney King asked, “Why can’t we all get along?” That’s it! No big
deal, right? A dream, right?A
Utopian psychosis, right? If that is how you choose to see it. Even in
its simplest sense, it can give us a world where we don’t war with each other;
where there is “enough.” Where we go to Church and don’t give a second thought
to others going to synagogue or whatever. The upside is natural living under
God. That’s precisely what Neptune is. It’s what
Christ tried to tell us about, what Moses pointed to, what Buddha was imbued
with as well as what Mohammed was drunk with: Spirit. Neptune
directions are the Ten Commandments, Joseph Smith’s golden plates, the BhagavadGita, the Bible, and the
Koran. Need I go on? We all hear God differently because we all have different
We have to stop
playing “I’m right” and “You’re wrong”
are we going wrong now? How can I even address this question? We all know
where we go wrong, and I don’t mean sin either. The major non-Neptunian
illusion that we are caught up in is the word “lack.” There simply is none.
That is the illusion. That’s what keeps us fighting –
and we – nor they, ever win. IT ISN’T POSSIBLE TO WIN UNLESS WE ALL WIN.
Victory can only
come through loss – loss of self – that, is Neptune and Pisces
really don’t believe that, then tell me what war ever made things work out?
Yes, the Allies beat Hitler, thank goodness, but that peace only lasted 5
years. Who said, “Whatever youdid unto one of the least, youdid unto me?” That
is our answer. I’m not preaching here. I’m simply reminding you and me.
I’m showing how the planets symbolize parts of God’s energy, compassion and
intelligence. We can stay glued to imagined separateness or else we can
surrender our will.
Look at where following our wills has gotten
Some have health care, some don’t. Some have
3 homes, some have none. Some have food, many have little. Whatever “ism” we
choose to adopt, let’s hope it is an “ALLism.” Isn’t that what all spiritual leaders have preached?
Neptune doesn’t preach, the time
is UP.Neptune will no longer support actions that
separate us from others and from our neighbors. Neptune is the ocean of non-duality.
are the ramifications? Great losses, or great
gain. Either one. No more faking it out. The Moon is
our planet's source emotionally. That means we have love and plenty to share.
What we need is to voluntarily say goodbye to the old ways; ones of arms; ones
of bipartisanship; ones of greed; ones of thinking that you cannot do something
significant because you are only One person. I believe
this, when one person acts with great intention, one can defeat armies.
negative ramifications are too horrible to think about. I think we all see how
close to the edge we have come to - all because we have not collectively and
individually listened to these same warnings ad nauseum. Pestilence is a major
keyword for Neptune too. So are poverty and dissolution.
We don’t need to go on. It’s in our face right now. It’s melting away right
now. It’s everywhere, and unlike Neptunian fogs, it’s very real. We have paid
for our hatred and bigotry and still haven’t learned that lesson.
are the warning signs to our collective psyche? Simply put: insanity. We’ve
already gone crazy. Acting separately brings us insanity because separateness
is an illusion. Defending what is “mine” vs. what is “yours” brings us
insanity. Neptune is no fool. It is the ultimate truth
of the zodiac. When a family is united, it is heaven, and when it is not, it
truly is hell. It’s the same for our collective country and planet. We simply
must believe and adhere to these age-old tenets. We have no choice. If not, we
encounter other warning signs: anguish, pain, suffering, loss, disease,
loneliness, fear, fear and more fear. There is only one fear – and that is one
of separateness which we ironically insist on clinging to.
are the warning signs to us “physically?”Loss of
boundaries.Loss of nationality.Loss of language. Oil spills, viruses, pollution, over-use
of chemical fertilizers, ineffective antibiotics are all Neptunian. Dissolving land masses.New Orleans
and the delta are surely the country’s “drain.” Look at what Katrina and the
Oil Spill (Neptune) have done to erode our Gulf region. And, voilà!, the oil just magically disappeared! This is symbolic: Our
land is washing out in front of our noses because we have not been grounded in
spirit. And, if you think there is no direct connection between our attitudes
and land erosion, you are deceiving yourself. How can we have a “throw-away”
society and not have land-fills full to the brim? Uncertainy
abounds in just about every state of our “United
States.” Just how united are we?
can be done? Once again, we continually have to pick ourselves up by our
bootstraps and effort our spiritual direction again. It is an on-going war as Arjuna told us long ago. Unfortunately, it seems to be
embedded in human nature, whatever that is.
has always been the same story. Separateness in any form makes us lose. Oneness
and love makes us win. There needs to be no explanation. This is not complex. Neptune
dissolves unreal barriers – thank God.
We are not human –
we are divine – that is what God told us and, THAT is our answer
Moon opposes Jupiter & Uranus – In the midst of all this on-going
tension from Pluto, a welcome reprieve is seen with the Moon. This time, upbeat
Moon in Virgo picks up great energy from the traveling pair of Jupiter and
Uranus. This will give us a glimpse of our personal liberation which will take
place in early April of 2011. Optimism will abound now and you should take the
opportunity to do something fun and perhaps even nonsensical. Jupiter says,
New Moon 13°e40’ 12:52a – Just that quickly, we’re back into
strong Scorpionic energies. These are times to rededicate yourself to your
commitments. A great time to show appreciation for what you
have. Purity of heart – that’s Scorpio. You will be put on the spot to
show how you really feel about things or someone. This is no time to fool
around. If you’re going to fall in love now, you’re just going to have to let
go and fall.
Neptune goes Retrograde 1:05a – As Neptune
pivots and temporarily unhitches itself from Chiron, we should notice
significant changes in our spiritual direction. It will bring about a feeling
like, “If I’m going to get on with my spiritual work, I’m going to have to do
it myself. No more counting on the group or others with similar interests.” It
is solitary work. Take advantage of this time in history: it is rare that the
two powerhouses, Neptune and Chiron, travel together. A
tremendous time for spiritual inspiration.
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS 2:00a E
1:00a – turn your clocks back one hour. But, I thought you told me to meet you
at ? Which one did you mean?
Jupiter goes Direct 11:55a – Here we go again, Jupiter and Uranus are
now heading towards each other in late Aquarius! They’ll get close and then
start traveling together again. Thelma and Louise are making plans. You know
they’re up to no good. We start to plan our escape once again. This is no joke.
We start to plan our escape. Think about it – the time is right!
Venus goes Direct 4:19p – As Venus starts to travel direct in Libra once
again, romance issues should start to work out again. No time for holding back.
A great time to go forward with interior decorating too.
Probably most people will get feverish at this point in time for decorating for
the Holy Days.
Full Moon 29°_18’
12:27p – This lunation takes place exactly on the Pleiades in late Taurus.
Called the “Weeping Sisters,” this dual star system is one of the night sky’s
wonders. Through the years, however, I have found no real reason to weep about
this degree of the zodiac. Again we will come into a very emotional few days as
family matters escalate. When the Moon is happy, the family is happy.
Sun enters Sagittarius 5:15a – We always welcome the Sun into
Sagittarius. Astrology’s most over-rated sign will enjoy the happy stay of the
Sun. In general, Sag times are times to plan for your education, time to
travel, and mostly, to enjoy your life. It’s a time to look forward with
confidence and happiness.
Thanksgiving Moon in Cancer at Bucket Handle – With the Moon traveling
all by itself across the zodiac from the all the other planets, we’ll find her
quite lonely. The Moon is not made to travel by herself. Look for great
moodiness and quite a tendency to brood and wallow. Fight these feelings but at
the same time do take seriously whether you are getting your needs met or not.
Venus enters Scorpio 7:35p – Romantic matters get a lot more serious
now. Jewelry sales go way up. Guys finally have to commit. You might even have
to skip a Steeler game or two. Imagine that.