Steven usually stays away from “mundane astrology” – the astrology of nations. Until now, for example, he has never published anything about the chart of the United States. In this timely intensive talk, he crosses that line. He explores both the U.S. natal chart and the current Plutonian transits confronting the country.
You will recognize Steven’s philosophy of astrology in all this. Just like an individual human being, a nation has a destiny into which it can rise and a shadow into which it can fall. And just like a human being, a nation has karma -- antecedent realities which haunt it and present it with soul-cages and, critically, the means with which to resolve them. By transit, the present Plutonian realities have brought all those issues to the boiling point. It is time for a breakthrough - or a break down. The ghosts of the past are surfacing.
Astrology, as Steven practices it, is a celebration of human diversity. He feels that it is just as wrong for an astrologer to pronounce that “Pluto wants you to vote democratic” as it is for a Christian minister to tell you that Jesus is a republican. This talk is as near to neutral, compassionate evolutionary astrology as Steven could make it, despite the present tensions that are ripping society to shreds. As with his clients, Steven here says to America, “You have a path. Follow it to joy or ignore to your peril. Now do as you will.”
This talk was presented in Borrego Springs, California, on Friday, December 2, 2016, as the introduction to a weekend intensive on transits theory.
At a practical level, there is almost always controversy about the exact time of a nation’s “first breath.” Here, Steven uses the so-called “Sibley chart” for the United States with Placidus houses. He feels that chart works best. Listen and you can judge for yourself. Includes a look at the transit of Pluto opposite the USA Sun, the Pluto return, the karma of the USA south node, and the healing potential in the north node.
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