The USA in 2017

America's birth data is July 4, 1776, Philadelphia, Pa (39N57: 75W09) at 2.14.35am

This gives 7 Gemini 35 on the ascendant.

The data comes from Dr James D Keifer. In 1908 he quoted ‘an acquaintance who was a descendant of a signer of the Declaration of Independence’. Extensive research later fine-tuned the birth time.

The USA chart progressed to December 31, 2017

Long-time progressions

Four long-time progressed aspects will influence America’s immediate future.

Progressed Saturn – planet of work – in house 6 (work and employment) trine (luck) birth chart Venus in house 2 (finances) is supporting job’s growth; but progressed Jupiter – in house 2 (finances, financial policy and banks) – square (obstacle) birth chart Saturn – planet of economy and planning – in house 5 (hazards, risks and the stock market) is hindering economic growth.

Progressed Mercury in house 10 (the administration) trine (luck) birth chart Mars – planet of construction and manufacturing – is supporting the manufacturing sector; but progressed Mercury sesquisquare birth chart Jupiter – planet finances and trade and ruler of house 7 (other countries) – signs for unwise trade agreements and bad financial decisions.

The second half of 2016 was influenced by three fateful progressed aspects.

Progressed ascendant was opposition birth chart Mars – planet of malice, indecency and crude behavior; progressed Venus (Hilary Clinton) was inconjunct progressed Neptune – planet of idealism, great expectations and deception; and progressed MC (the administration and publicity) was square birth chart Sun – planet of politics.

The progressed Sun-Midheaven square aspect marked for a low-point in everything political. 

It reached peak power in December 2016 and will influence 2017

The USA in 2017

In November 2016 progressed ascendant (the people) moved to form a high-discord obstacle (square) aspect with birth chart Neptune – planet of schemes, refugees, great expectations, complexity, fake news, lies, illusion, escapism and drugs – in house 5 (the stock market, speculation, gaming, sport, movies and children).

It forecasts widespread disillusionment, confusion and chaos, self-delusion, a phoney boom on Wall Street, investor uncertainty, a fraud scandal, drug taking in general and in sport, race fixing and a generally bewildering year for the American people. It reaches peak power in February 2018.

In February 2017 progressed Sun (the president and those with power and authority) in house 10 (the administration) moves to form a luck (trine) aspect with birth chart Sun in house 2 (finances); and progressed MC in house 5 (recreation, speculation, sport, sex and stock market) moves to form a trine aspect with birth chart MC (business and reputation.)

These high harmony aspects support the administration’s business and financial agendas. 

They reach peak power and harmony in February 2018.

On September 26, 2017 progressed Sun (the president and those in positions of authority) in house 10 (honor and credit) moves to form a friction (semisquare) aspect with birth chart Pluto – planet of division, corruption, coercion, cover-ups, crime and hacking – in house 9 (the internet, websites, television, Supreme court and legal decisions).

The aspect reaches peak power on September 26, 2018 and signs for political disunity, coercion, threats and drastic political developments.

On October 28, 2017 progressed Venus – planet of women, women’s issues, the arts and social ties – in house 12 (secrets, clandestine activity, the FBI and disappointment) moves to form an obstacle (square) aspect with birth chart Pluto – planet of groups, criminal activity, threats and intimidation – in house 9 (legal matters, constitution, Supreme Court, tweeting and social media).

(Donald Trump is surrounded by women whose actions and behavior can cause him big problems.)

This highly emotional-drastic aspect reaches peak power in September, 2018.

And in December 2017 progressed MC (the President, his administration and publicity) moves to form a conjunction aspect with birth chart Saturn – planet of economy, loss, failure, recession, farming, mining, natural disasters, destructive weather events, fear and suffering – in house 5 (the stock market, speculation, recreation, sport and sex).  

It reaches peak power in December 2018 and forecasts administrative problems, a dysfunctional administration, reputational damage, big falls on Wall Street, a bear market and widespread fear, regret and despair.

(In Donald Trump’s chart the same aspect reaches peak power in January 2018 and ends in March 2019.)

The aspect’s full impact will be felt during 2018.

Published January 3, 2017

Author: DW Sutton

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