Nation: USA No.9
|Birthname||7 Gemmi rising|
|born on||4 July 1776 at 02:14 (= 02:14 AM )|
|Place||Philadelphia PA, USA, 39n57, 75w09|
|Timezone||LMT m75w09 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||12°44' 18°10 Asc. 07°31'|
Date of the Signing of the Constitution, considered by some astrologers as the chart of the U.S.
Speculative data. No documented evidence has been found so far to verify the time but it has persisted for years and is favored by many astrologers. It may exemplify the question of whether or not popular opinion can be the basis for accurate symbology.
The time (2:13:32 AM LMT) is generally attributed to the influential astrologer Evangeline Adams in the ‘20s but Adams, in her "Astrology for Everyone," 1927, gave the time of 3:03 AM. This is the same time as given by Billington, Loewenborg and Bruckunier (see Chart No.2).
American Astrology, January 1995, wrote, "The earliest reference we could find to the Gemini-rising chart (2:17 AM LMT), was the chart rectified by H.V. Herndon (date not on record by Rodden).
Don "Moby Dick The Astrologer" Jacobs and his son Jayj Jacobs have used 7 Gemini 35 for the US Ascendant, July 4, 1776, since 1971 with media measured accuracy.
Carolyn Dodson, "Horoscopes of the US Cities & States," 1975, shows 7 Gem 14 rising.
Geoffrey Dean, in "Recent Advances in Natal Astrology," 1977, referenced the 2:17 and 2:14 AM times, and Rudhyar's pm chart, and no others.
Jim Lewis in his "Astro*Carto*Graphy Book of Maps," 1989, illustrates a 7 Gemini 03 chart as one of three spec charts for U.S.A.
Researcher Nicholas Campion gives the clearest explanation for how the Gemini Rising chart came to be widely accepted in the 19th century, and then became an
unquestioned convention in the 20th century. The planet Uranus (with its descriptive keywords of freedom, independence, and equality), was obviously the significator of the American Revolution, and the tradition among 18th and 19th century astrologers was to place the ruling planet on the Ascendant. Uranus was in Gemini, and a 2:17 am birth moment places Uranus exactly on the Ascendant. Campion, in his indispensable "The Book of World Horoscopes," goes on to say "Doubts over whether the Gemini Rising chart represents a historical event are strengthened by the simple fact that the journals of congress of the time quite clearly indicate the approximate time the sessions began in the morning (around 9:00 am) and concluded in the evening, suggested that all delegates were asleep around 2:17 am."