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Horoscope of the USA:
Gemini Rising Chart




     United States: Gemini Rising Chart

Jul 4, 1776
14.17.00 LMT (+00)
75W10'00"; 39N57'00"
Asc: 8Ge21; Mc: 14Aq38

"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 ..."   Campion (Second Edition, 1996), "The Book of World Horoscopes," pp. 406-408.

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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