|The eagle is another symbol for Scorpio.
My friend Michael Wolfstar, who runs the website Neptune Cafe, wrote to me after reading my previous post American Aprils. He didn’t disagree with the substance of it, but he wanted to point out that the chart he uses for the US has Scorpio Rising –– and it works better than the widely used Sibley chart.
I asked him for his reasoning. He sent me a long piece he’d written explaining exactly why Scorpio Rising is right. So I went and read what he had to say — and came away convinced. This is a very sound argument.
Here’s what Michael he had to say.
“The Scorpio Rising national horoscope is catching on, but many feel that Scorpio just doesn’t fit the American identity. In basic astrology, the Scorpio archetype is naturally associated with the warrior. The U.S., as the world’s reigning superpower, has by far the largest military complex. The Pentagon’s budget is larger than the next 17 nations’ military budgets combined. Across the planet, other nations feel the influence of U.S. military power.
“Or, one could think of the Scorpio archetype on the national level as a financial power house. In the earliest times, the U.S. economy was largely built on the backs of slaves who comprised a full one-third of the population during the Founding Fathers’ day. Later, loans from England, and the growing ability to leverage capital allowed corporations to grow in influence to the point where corporations nowadays have the same constitutional rights as people. When Scorpio is rising, four planets are found in the 8th house of capitalism, doubling the sense of Scorpio as a corporate archetype.
“Scorpio is associated with the eagle which is the nation’s national symbol. One of the nation’s proudest moments came when Apollo 11 landed on the moon. Astronaut Neil Armstrong’s first words at this historic moment were “The Eagle has landed.” The eagle is the centerpiece for the Great Seal, which is used to authenticate passports, military insignia, embassy placards, all the nation’s currency, and various U.S. flags.
Apollo 11, Michael Wolfstar, Neil Armstrong
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