By Eric Francis
Sedition: An illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority and tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the government.
— Princeton University definition
TO UNDERSTAND what’s going on in the United States now, we need to
begin with some old news, which is not really so old and still pretty
interesting news. The day that George W. Bush and Richard Cheney were
supposedly re-elected, Nov. 2, 2004, the progressed Sun of America’s
birthday chart changed signs from Aquarius to Pisces.
A progressed sign change of the Sun happens about once every 10,956
days (including in personal charts), and not only did it happen near a
national election, which would have been interesting enough on its own,
it occurred exactly ON a rather deeply significant election day — a
synchronicity so glaring I advise even insufferable, hardcore muggles
to take note. America changed last Nov. 2, and a long, new era of
A very fishy era. For the prior thirty years, the political and
corporate structures were able to clank and clang and tinker and
synthesize their way through Aquarius, a sign which lends itself fairly
well to control apparatus, dramas and efforts, easily cloaked under the
guise of run-o-the-mill technology, propriety and official business.
The Internet was created, elections became things you hack, not win,
and the media became a robot.
Then one day, Nov. 2, 2004, El Sol went into Pisces, a slippery, misty,
mystical and mysterious energy that will even betray liars if they are
not good at what they do — and presently, we really do live in the Age
of the Shitty Liar.
For them, the worst part of it is that nobody warned the poor
administration that the Sun changed signs. Or, their fabled astrologer,
who I say is out to get them, left the information out of the reading.
Also, because Neptune has become such a prominent planet in all world
charts, there is a corresponding increase in Pisces qualities in the
world and this means we need to be looking out for them, but also using
This sign has the power to change things, kind of like water melts
salt. We just had better hope that the real foundations of the Republic
are made of something besides sodium chloride.
The Sibley Chart
The USA chart in question, which just had this progression, is that for the Declaration of Independence, called the Sibley Chart:
July 4, 1776. While the chart is apocryphal — the data was scribbled
in an old Raphael’s Ephemeris contemporary with the event, but worse
yet, the event itself seems to have taken place between July 2 and
August 2 — this is a chart that works, right down to the minute, as we
can see from a progression like this or, for example, the precision
with which the Sept. 11 incident aspected the angles.
Here is the progressed chart showing the Sun in Pisces.
But the chart is nothing compared to the Declaration of Independence
itself. If I were the White House astrologer, I would recommend that
all copies of this document immediately be shredded and given to the
national gerbils. But since I am not, I will offer you this quote. I
have added paragraph breaks for clarity.
That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men,
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should
May I ask you to read that a few times? That is, if you’re not
concerned that the government is monitoring your Internet usage and is
going to notice that you’re reading seditious materials.
When we talk about “America’s birthday,” and light firecrackers, watch
huge flags flying from military helicopters, stand up for the Star
Spangled Banner played by Jimi Hendrix, and then have a barbecue, we’re
celebrating the anniversary of this statement, written by Thomas
Jefferson. And Thomas stated clearly the position that governments
derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.
It follows that the horoscope for this document, the Sibley Chart,
traces the progression of these ideals and that independence, which
constitute the warrant for our national mission, and make the basis of
the people’s agreement with the United States government. Given that,
we might want to consider what the implications of the Sun going into
progressed Pisces are.
Pisces is the sign of All Things Must Pass (thank God we can count on
something), and it’s also the sign of Before the Beginning. It is the
sign of the highest visions. Hollywood has co-opted it into mediocre
visions, but those visions have power. There is a quality of things
dissolving in Pisces, and yet an idealism so strong that most things in
this world would be impossible without a serious dose of this energy.
In the process of the old going away and the new being envisioned and
born, Pisces is an energy that facilitates both.
In traditional astrology, the Sun is the planet significating the
president or the king, who is the primary representative of the nation.
So one way to look at this change is that the influence affecting the
Bush administration has shifted into Pisces, where it may find it quite
difficult to keep a grip. Pisces is not an easy energy to manage; not
everybody can swim and not all swimmers can surf or scuba dive and not
all water is friendly and not everyone respects the waves.
The progressed Sun makes some interesting patterns in this chart. For
example, it changed from Capricorn to Aquarius shortly after the
resignation of Richard M. Nixon and the end of the Vietnam War; the
exact date is the spring equinox of 1975.
This is to say, the entire post-Nixon era in US history has been under
the influence of the Sun in Aquarius, straight up to last November’s
“election.” For the past 30 years, the Sibley Chart’s progressed Sun
has been in Aquarius, a sign that is much better suited to control,
technological power, organization and order.
And this is precisely what we saw dawn on America between the late 70s
and the early 21st century: a police state that was merged with the
technology infrastructure to an extent that is just beginning to come
to the surface now. Cameras, cameras everywhere. The NSA recording
phone calls and cataloging emails by the millions. If you mumble it, it
gets into Google.
At the same time, thanks to the hyperdrive American marketplace,
technology has been put in the hands of the people like never before —
and that represents a serious, true and real power base for authentic
democracy, perhaps the greatest in history. The computer I am typing on
would make John Nash drool, and I bought it in a store down the block.
Looking at a couple of other solar progressions in recent history, we
see that America fought WW II with its progressed Sun in idealistic and
visionary Sagittarius, right up through the liberation of the German
death camps in May of 1945. This Sagittarian vision is the America that
we remember; the America of “My country right or wrong” and geezers who
tearfully salute the flag on Veteran’s Day. Yet with the Sun
void-of-course in Sagittarius, that vision went insane and the United
States dropped the bomb on Japan — not once, but twice. Emphasis, I
guess. Look, we really are nuts. Don’t mess with us.
The progressed Sun in Capricorn lasted from right after The Bomb in
late 1945 through the spring equinox of 1975. We lived through an
extremely paranoid era known for McCarthyism and the Committee on
Un-American Activities, the Red Scare, the Cold War, the nuclear arms
race and the Korean and Vietnam Wars, which lasted straight through to
the end of the Nixon administration.
Then the Sun progressed into Aquarius during the transitional Ford
administration, and Jimmy Carter was the first president elected under
the influence of Aquarius. But that moment of Aquarian idealism did not
last for long. America became a technocracy.
Now America is a fishy place. It is a different era. You can just smell it; you can just tell.
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