We all know that Astrology can make things a tad more fun. This is the perfect holiday to showcase how something you NEVER thought could be related to Astrology – really is.
Believe it or not – some of America’s Founding Fathers were into Astrology — big time.
You probably didn’t realize this but there were a lot of US Presidents who believed in Astrology. Yes it’s true! As it turns out – I’ve got something in common with George Washington and it’s not political (I’m a Pisces after all) 😉
In honor of President’s Day, I thought I’d share a few little historical astrological tidbits from some of our founding fathers who just so happened to believe in the power of the planets – very similar to myself
As it turns out, George Washington, Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, were ALL staunch believers in Astrology. Some suggest that the timing of the laying of the corner stone of the Capital Building was insisted upon by George Washington, on 9/18/1793, between the hours of 11:15 and 12:30. Another historical astrological coincidence is that the cornerstones for the White House and the Washington monument, the two other buildings that form the federal triangle and were built years later were all coordinated to be laid while Caput Draconis was in Virgo.
More recently in history, Ronald Reagan likely heard a thing or two about the signs and planets from his wife Nancy Reagan. The former first lady was famously known for her belief in astrology and consultations with astrologer Joan Quigley. It was always highly speculated that Nancy shared her astrological insights with her husband the president which may have influenced some of his decisions.
Those of us that believe in Astrology (and shame on you if you don’t ;-)) – know that the time sets the stage to everything. Timing is key when it comes to astrology and it looks like our very first president knew this philosophy practiced it in real life. The moment something is born – whether it be a person, an event or the beginning of an important building being built – is very important from an astrological perspective. It is because at the moment something is born – the planets have a story to tell about it and the story can be ever so fascinating.
Interestingly enough every country has a birth chart – just as we do. There are many different times accounted for the USA’s birth chart. However, most astrologers use the Sibly Chart ( July 4 1776, 5:10 pm LMT, Philadelphia, PA) giving America a fitting Sagittarius Rising. This time stems from eyewitness accounts of the actual signing of the Declaration of Independence.
From a historical perspective, there’s actually quite a bit of proof all throughout American’s history of powerful people citing their beliefs in astrological phenomenon. One of my favorite lines was spoken by JP Morgan – a very successful and powerful financier who created a fortune while dominating the financial markets of his time. There is also known proof that he regularly visited an astrologer.
His famous quote: “Millionaires don’t use astrologers – billionaires do.”
So believing in astrology certainly seems to not be so kooky now does it? After all …… how could one argue with such instrumental people in American history?