The Eagle has always been a symbol of powerful Nations. Currently it is the National Bird of the United States and a recognized symbol FOR & OF, the United States of America.
USA Natal Chart With Fixed Stars (click on chart to enlarge)
To left, is the March 4th, 1789 United States Natal Chart indicating its natal fixed star locations.
The Chart Ruler is Pluto ... conjunct the Fixed Star Castra. Castra is in the constellation of Capricorn, but the zodiacal sign of Aquarius. It is an indicatior of "fame" & "success"; and of a people who 'set their own course" for good or ill.
"Name & Fame" ... Castra has a strong emphasis on: Government, Sports, & Dissemination of Information. (Note: The Chart Ruler Pluto also in the 3rd house emphasizes this focus)
Castra is also an indicator of the possible alienation of friends and the making of enemies is steered to the low specturm of its expression. It is an indicator of the need to stay on the higher side of its expression to maintain its successes.
To the right is the same natal chart with a few of the aspects & patterns added along with 3 other Fixed Stars ...
The Midheaven is conjunct MIZAR with the Part of Fortune conjuncting the MH from the 9th (the strongest placement in a chart) . MIZAR is an indicator of the "Rise & Fall" of Civilizations ... along with "mass catastrophes"
The Part of Fortune is conjunct ALITOTH.... an indicator of "a love of ease & comfort" & the tendency toward being "grandly liberal".
The Vertex (and indicator of (that which is fated") is in the 8th house (death & endings) and is an indicator of "power, fame, success, & allies" ... & tends to give a famous death (or ending) with "honors beyond the grave" (to be remembered with honor - not unlike the story of Camelot: "That once there was a spot ... never to be forgot ... called Camelot")
Below is the USA Solar Return Chart for 2011 & the Solar Eclipse World Chart for 04 Jan 201l. The Midheaven for that U.S. SR chart was EXACT the Solar Eclipse for Jan. 4th, 2011. The USA has in fact been in a noticeable steady decline of fortunes ever since.
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USA SOLAR RETURN FOR 2011 (& Connection to Falling Eagle Fixed Stars in Solar Eclipse)
Midheaven of SR 2011 Chart same degree & minute of Solar Eclipse 04 Jan 2011: On 90º Dial: Midheaven Exact Solar Eclipse & Octile Natal USA Mars by 04' orb.
Click On Chart To Enlarge: USA Solar Return for 2011
Note: This chart took effect as of March 4th, 2011
REALLY BIG NOTE:The Midheaven of this USA Solar Return Chart is exact by Degree & Minute the Solar Eclipse of 04 Jan 2011. On the 90º Dial .... they would also be equal by octile (across the dial from) the Natal USA Mars (Octile by a 04' orb).
The Natal USA Mars indicates: "A Distortion of Destiny" ... i.e. the country going down the wrong road .... taking the wrong direction ... going against its true destiny. Adding in the Eclipse meaning & Wega ... "this Distortion of Destiny would result in the Eagle's Fall"
This USA Chart is within the time frame ruled by the 04 Jan 2011 Solar Eclipse which stays in effect for roughly 6 months. The next Solar Eclipse took place on 01 June 2011.
So:The short version:
The 2011 USA Solar Return Chart has a Midheaven Exact the prevailing (in effect) 2011 Solar Eclipse.
201l: USA Solar Return MH = Current Solar Eclipse(World Chart)
Both = WEGA ... "The Falling Eagle"
The Eagle is a Symbol for the United States
While Ascella is not a good indicator ... Wega is also conjunct this Eclipse (orb 01º 48' - Wega is a 1st magnitude star .. allowable orb 02º 40')
Wega indicates "The Falling Eagle" ... could this be an indicator for a "falling U.S.A." whose symbol is the Eagle?
The symbol for the "Flying Eagle" is the Fixed Star "Altair"... its current position is: 01º Aquarius 52' .
Solar Eclipse - 04 Jan 2011: 19 degrees Capricorn 39' (Conjunct Fixed Star Ascella)
(The above was posted for the Solar Eclipse page on AstralNewz in 2011)
THE "2" E A G L E S
The "Falllng Eagle" : WEGA - CAPRICORN For Jan 4th, 2011: 13º Capricorn 27' 48" (within orb for conjunction to eclipse) Note: President Obama announced his candidacy for a 2nd term in office (for the 2012 Presidential election): April 4, 2011.
The "Flying Eagle" : ALTAIR - AQUARIUS (Note: Altair was in Capricorn in 1789 - Altair is now in Aquarius at 01º 24')
In the United States, economists define the " Long Depression", which started with the "Panic of 1873", as lasting from: 1873 - 1879.
On January 22nd of 1879, there was a Solar Eclipse that was conjunct ALTAIR ... "The Flying Eagle" which marked the end of the "Long Depression".
The National Bureau of Economic Research dates the contraction following the panic as lasting from October 1873 to March 1879.
Next, the U.S. economy entered a period of rapid growth, with the U.S. growing at
the fastest rates ever in its history in the 1870s and 1880s.
There was also a "Flying Eagle" Solar Eclipse on Jan 21, 1776.
A "Falling Eagle" Solar Eclipse took con Jan 4th of 1992. That year, George Bush the Elder vomits & faints at a state dinner in Japan and Bill Clinton is elected President.
Another "Falling Eagle" Eclipse occurred on Jan 5th, 1935. This is the year of the Lindberg baby kidnapping and the Giant Dust Bowl / Black Sunday Dust Storm of April 14th ... FDR and the New Deal / WPA .
Jan 25th of 1982 marked a "Flying Eagle Eclipse"... that year Ronald Reagan began his first term... having just defeated Jimmy Carter as President of the United States.
Jan 25th of 1963 was also a "Flying Eagle Solar Eclipse" .... President Kennedy presided over the Atomic Test Ban Treaty, & Martin Luther King gave his "I Have A Dream" speech. Kennedy was assassinated later that year (Nov. 22nd) after the next Solar Eclipse on July 9th, 1963.
The Eagle will not "Fly Again" ( i.e. as conjunct a Solar Eclipse) thru 2050.
Solar Eclipse Periods with FLYING EAGLES
January 21, 1776 - American Revolution continues leading to July 2nd - 4th: Untied States Declaration of Independence :
July 2nd – American Revolution: The final (despite minor revisions) U.S. Declaration of Independence is written. The Continental Congress passes the Lee Resolution.
July 4th – American Revolution:United States Declaration of Independence. United States officially declares independence from the British Empire.
July 8th – American Revolution:The Liberty Bell rings for the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence.
May 1st, 1776:The Bavarian Illuminati secret society founded
January 21, 1795 - President George Washington - The Jay's Treaty (John Jay): negotiated in 1794 and ratified June 24th, 1795; in effect 1795-1805. It ended up contributing to a 2 party system for the United States .... a more conservative party which was friendly to Great Britain (Hamilton's Federalists) and a more liberal party that favored the French (Jefferson's Democratic Republicans). The Jay's Treaty also served to avert War with Britain.
NOTE: The Democratic-Republican Party (Jefferson, Monroe Jackson & Madison) evolved into just the Democratic Party (dropping the Republican part)... the later Whig Party became the Republican Party (Hamilton, Adams, & Clay).
NOTE:In 1793 a major war had broken out between Great Britain (and its allies) & Revolutionary France (as in the French Revolution), which set off a period of warfare that engulfed Europe until 1815.
Washington, with the approval of his Cabinet , proclaimed American to be Neutral in this conflict. The Revolutionary Government of France sent the U.S. a diplomat (Edmond-Charles Genêt), called "Citizen Genêt.
Genêt was welcomed with great enthusiasm proceeded to spread propaganda to further the case for France in their war against the British. One of his methods was to set up a network of "new Democratic Societies" in major U.S. cities. He also co-oped Americans to serve as "pirates" aboard French ships attacking British vessels.
Washington was not happy about all this ... he felt there was something about all this that was undermining for the U.S. "Washington, warning and mistrustful of the influence of Illuminism that had been so strong in the French Revolution & its "Reign of Terror" ... demanded the French recall Genêt and actually denounced the "Democratic Societies".
(The threat of Illuminism as recounted by John Robison and Abbé Augustin Barruel ...Barruel was a French Jesuit priest, known for setting forth the conspiracy theory involving the Bavarian Illuminati and the Jacobins in his book Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism published in 1797. I Barruel wrote that the French Revolution was planned and executed by the secret societies). Robison was a Scottish physicist & mathematician, he worked with James Watt on the steam engine... following the French Revolution, Robison authored Proofs of a Conspiracy in 1797; accusing Freemasonry of being infiltrated by Weishaupt's Order of the Illuminati.
The 11th Amendment to the Constitution is ratified (the first after the Bill of Rights: "The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.")
January 21, 1814 - President James Madison (Primary author of the Constitution) was President from March 4, 1809 – March 4, 1817. Congress passed a bill chartering a second national bank in 1814, which Madison vetoed. Lyrics for the National anthem "Star Spangled Banner" are written by Francis Scott Key ("Defence of Fort McHenry", a poem written in 1814);
Entrepreneurs built factories that soon became the basis of the industrial revolution in America. The American "fleet" began to build. "Old Ironsides" (USS Constitution) captured five merchant ships and the 14-gun HMS Pictou by March of 1814...but remained blockaded at Marblehead, Mass. thru the next Eclipse.
Note: The "War of 1812" was already ongoing: The War of 1812 was a military conflict fought between the forces of the United States of America and those of the British Empire. The Americans declared war in 1812 for several reasons, including trade restrictions because of Britain's ongoing war with France, impressment of American merchant sailors into the Royal Navy, British support of American Indian tribes against American expansion, and over national honour after humiliations on the high seas.
Tied down in Europe until 1814, the British at first used defensive strategy, repelling multiple American invasions of the provinces of Upper and Lower Canada. However, the Americans gained control over Lake Erie in 1813, seized parts of western Ontario.
With the defeat of Napoleon in 1814, the British adopted a more aggressive strategy, sending in three large invasion armies.
Note:The next Solar Eclipse was on July 17th, 1814 at 23º Cancer 58'. It was under this eclipse that the British victory at the Battle of Bladensburg in August 1814 allowed the British to capture and burn Washington, D.C. The British raided Washington in 1814, as Madison headed a dispirited militia. Dolley Madison rescued White House valuables and documents in the nick of time, as the British burned the White House, the Capitol and other public buildings.
Later American victories in September 1814 and January 1815 repulsed all three British invasions in New York, Baltimore and New Orleans.
January 22, 1841 - President Martin Van Buren (D) presided over a weak U.S. economy, caused by the Panic of 1837. Is replaced By President William Henry Harrison (Whig party) who takes office and dies under this Eclipse. Harrison announced his "Whig agenda" as:
"a repudiation of Jackson and Van Buren's policies. Harrison promised to reestablish the Bank of the United States and extend its capacity for credit by issuing paper currency (Henry Clay's American System); to defer to the judgment of Congress on legislative matters, with sparing use of his veto power; and to reverse Jackson's spoils system of executive patronage. He promised to use patronage to create a qualified staff, (instead of) not to enhance his own standing in government.
Harrison took office on March 4th, 1841 and is said to have died of pneumonia. Harrison served as President for 30 days, 12 hours and 32 minutes, but this was spread over 32 different calendar days; part of a day upon inauguration, 30 full days, then part of the day on which he died.
On March 26,th Harrison became ill with a cold. According to the prevailing medical misconception of that time, it was believed that his illness was directly caused by the bad weather at his inauguration; however, Harrison's illness did not arise until more than three weeks after the event.
The cold worsened, rapidly turning to pneumonia and pleurisy. He sought to rest in the White House, but could not find a quiet room because of the steady crowd of office seekers. His extremely busy social schedule made any rest time scarce.
Harrison's doctors tried cures, applying opium, castor oil, leeches, and Virginia snakeweed. But the treatments only made Harrison worse, and he became delirious. He died nine days after becoming ill, at 12:30 am on April 4, 1841, of right lower lobe pneumonia, jaundice, and overwhelming septicemia.
He was the first United States president to die in office. His last words were to his doctor, but assumed to be directed at John Tyler, "Sir, I wish you to understand the true principles of the government. I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more." His was the nickname "tippecanoe".
January 23, 1860 - President James Buchanan (D)- presided over "Secession" (states seceding from the Union). On May 18th: President Abraham Lincoln (R) was nominated for President under the Republican Ticket and elected President on Nov 6th, 1860. (he was elected under the 26º Cancer 06' Solar Eclipse of July 18th)- Pony Express
January 22, 1879 - President Rutherford B, Hayes (R) (Recovery from Re-Construction (recovery after Civil War) & the 2nd Industrial Revolution ...began in 1850's, Bessemer Steel Process in 1860's & made widely available in 1870's)
January 22, 1898 - President William McKinley (R) (supported the Gold Standard & high tariffs on imports ... McKinley presided over a return to prosperity after the Panic of 1893, with the gold standard as a keystone - USS Maine sunk...Spanish American War Begins & Ends - Standard Oil - Pepsi Cola -
Note: McKinley was assassinated after the following Solar Eclipse.
This ends the period of "Flying Eagles" which are within orb for ALTAIR. Following are later "conjunctions" that are really a bit wide. The correct orb for a 1st magnitude Star is 02º 30' (Joseph Rigor) the following listings are included for those who may want to use a wider orb .
It is thus worth considering the possibility, that after the death of President McKinley ... the "Eagle" has been in a decline; with its heyday dying with McKinley. IF SO: then the following time periods would indicate a Flying Eagle perhaps "battling" to stay aloft ... fighting against other rising influences; all the while trying continue on its way? Interestingly enough, the very next "Flying Eagle with a wide orb, marks World War I. certainly the case that after 1963 ... no wider orb is unusable or ... the conjunction is no longer there.
January 23, 1917 - President Woodrow Wilson (2nd term) - WWI: America declares War on Germany (April 6th, 1917)
January 24, 1925 - President Calvin Coolidge - "Roaring '20's" - Art Deco
January 25, 1944 - President Franklin Delano Roosevelt - "D-Day": June 6th, 1944 ... US captures its first foreign ship at sea since the 1800's - Enigma Decoded - Rome re-taken by Allies - Holocaust Begins. Bretton Woods conference (New Hampshire) to regulate the international monetary and financial order after the conclusion of World War II. Agreements were signed to set up the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). President Roosevelt tries to advance a "2nd Bill of Rights" consisting of:
• Employment, with a living wage • Freedom from unfair competition and monopolies • Housing • Medical care • Education • Social security
Note: Right after the next Solar Eclipse on July 20th, 1944 (27º Cancer 22' - 05:42 AM GMT) was the failed assassination attempt of Adolph Hitler: "Operation Valkyrie" - July 20th, 1944; between 12:40 PM & 12:50 PM
January 25, 1963 - President John F. Kennedy - wanted to return to the Gold Standard, actually printed up new currency; wanted to end Vietnam War; wanted to disband the CIA, wanted to work more openly with Russia in Space Race (assassination occurs after next Eclipse)
January 25, 1982 - President Ronald Reagan brought United States out of economic downturn & asked Gorbachev to "tear down this (Berlin) Wall". He survives Assassination.
Solar Eclipse Periods with FALLING EAGLES
January 5th, 1935 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt: This was the first of five Solar Eclipses in 1935. The 2nd eclipse occurred on Feb. 3rd, of 1935. However for that year:
Lindbergh baby kidnapping - 1st canned beer - Amelia Earhart flies solo from Hawaii to California
Adolf Hitler announces German rearmament in violation of the Versailles Treaty. - Persia is renamed Iran. - the Dust Bowl (hardest hit wre hits eastern New Mexico and Colorado, and western Oklahoma)
Sun Myung Moon claims to have a revelation from Jesus telling him to complete his mission from almost 2,000 years ago. -
New Deal: Executive Order 7034 creates the Works Progress Administration (WPA). - T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) dies in a motorcycle accident - Babe Ruth plays his last game - 7.1 Quake destroys Quetta, Pakistan - Alcoholics Anonymous is founded -
FDR signs the Social Security Act into Law on Jan. 14th. - FDR dedicates the Hoover Dam - the CIO is formed and Himmler begins the Lebensborn Project - Elvis Presley is Born and under the 2nd Eclipse, Sonny Bono is born.
In January of 1935, unemployment was at its highest as 1934 was said to mark the peak of unemployment during the Great Depression. During 1935 (and after the 2nd eclipse) the trend began to drop.
January 4th, 2011 - United States President Barack Obama declares his candidacy for a 2nd Term in office.
"Challenger" the Bald Eagle: America's National Bird & Symbol