Nation: USA No.10
|born on||4 July 1776 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )|
|Place||Philadelphia PA, USA, 39n57, 75w09|
|Timezone||LMT m75w09 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||13°05' 23°27 Asc. 28°34'|
Date of the Declaration of Independence, generally considered the chart of the U.S. The time has been open to debate for a number of years. "A Chronology of American Charts," written by Ron Howland represents the culmination of over 20 years of in-depth research into American history and astrology. Howland presents the key horoscopes that describe the American soul from the 1066 CE chart for England right through to the inauguration of President Clinton. Each chart has been carefully researched and full sources of the data used are included.
Howland's research into The Declaration of Independence brings new documentary evidence to light, and he makes a powerful case for a Virgo rising chart with Gemini on the Mc as the most effective chart for the USA.
Ronald W. Howland in his "Chronology of American Charts,"( Fig D on page XII): 8 1/2 X 11, 215 pages, over 400 charts in a documented chronology of sequential historic events. (www.pozpublicaions.com) Page vii quotes the Journals of the Continental Congress to the effect that "the final debates on the declaration began very early in the proceedings of July 4. The delegates convened at 9am.... "
The scholarly Prologue goes on to related that Thomas Jefferson went shopping that day, most certainly after the meeting, for ladies' gloves for his wife.
The Appendix gives the transcript from the Journals 1774-1789, edited from the original records in the Library of Congress by Worthington Chauncey Ford, for July 2, July 3 and July 4, 1776 with documentation that affirms July 4, 1776 as the day that the Declaration of Independence was signed, most certainly after 9:00 AM and before noon, rectified to a speculative time by Ronald Howland to 10:40 AM.