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Horoscope of the USA:
Gemini Rising Chart
United States: Gemini
Jul 4, 1776
14.17.00 LMT (+00)
Asc: 8Ge21; Mc: 14Aq38
Source: "One of the most
popular horoscopes is set for about 2:15 a.m., with Gemini rising
... The exact time given varies. For example, one speculative map
is set for 2:17 a.m. ... However, to date no historical evidence has
been produced to justify any Gemini rising chart. Indeed all the documentary
evidence contradicts the claim that anything significant occurred
at this time and there are no surviving official or personal accounts of
the events of 4 July 1776 which support the early a.m. chart. Indeed
all the existing evidence suggests that the key events took place
between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. [...]"
"There is an alternative
explanation for the Gemini rising chart, and that is that it was developed
by the nineteenth century astrologers in line with their assumption
that Uranus' presence in Gemini in 1776 was of vital significance
for the events of that year. [...] If we cast a chart for exactly
2:17 p.m. Uranus occupies 8.53 Gemini, within minutes of arc of the
Ascendant at 8.21 Gemini. This suggests that, to use traditional terminology,
it was assumed by either [Luke] Broughton ["then the USA's most
prominent astrologer"], or later astrologers influenced by him,
that the degree occupied by Uranus on 4 July 1776 was the 'horoscope'
(or Ascendant in modern terminology). The place occupied by Uranus
therefore became the place occupied by the cusp of the first house.
This is entirely consistent with astrological tradition, in which
house systems may be set up with any astrological factor on the cusp
of the first house ... It would seem, therefore, that the Gemini rising
chart originated either as a rectification not based on historical
timing, or as a symbolic chart which was not intended to represent
a precise historical moment ... Doubts over whether the Gemini rising
chart represents a historical moment are strengthened by the simple
fact that the journals of congress of the time indicate quite clearly
the approximate time that sessions began in the morning (around 9:00
a.m.) and concluded in the evening, suggesting that all delegates
were sound asleep at 2:17 a.m. This fact is conveniently ignored ..."
Edition, 1996), "The Book of World Horoscopes," pp.
Additional information: "On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental
Congress officially declared independence and formed the United States
of America by adopting the Declaration of Independence. Written by
Thomas Jefferson of Virginia, the declaration was a sweeping indictment
of the king, Parliament, and the British people. It also set forth
certain self-evident truths that were basic to the revolutionary cause.
It said that all men are created equal, and are endowed by their Creator
with rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. To protect
those rights, men organized governments, and the governments derived
their powers from the consent of the governed. But when a government
ceased to preserve the rights, it was the duty of the people to change
the government, or abolish it and form a new one.
"Thus the colonists were fighting for philosophical principles
as well as specific objectives. The spirit aroused by the Declaration
of Independence was an important factor in the ultimate American victory."
The World Book Encyclopedia, CD-Rom edition, 1967.
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