There is a fair amount of dispute amongst astrologers with regards to the birth chart of the United States. By which day had all of the signatories to the Declaration of Independence signed their names, and at what hour, is hard to determine. Yet by looking at the behavior of this country, and by calculating backwards using events in the history of the USA, the skilled astrologer can construct an accurate chart.

Why should the USA be a Sagittarius-rising country? Consider the traits of the Sagittarius person: Independent, Bold, Positive Attitude, High Aspirations, Charitable, Optimistic, Truthful and Open. A Sagittarian doesn’t like being under anyone else’s influence. Sagittarius is all about Truth, Justice, and Morality…but always from its own point of view, i.e., Self-Righteous. Sagittarius will challenge others’ truth if it doesn’t agree, and is Blunt in Speech, i.e., not particularly diplomatic. A Sagittarian is Spiritual, but held back by the Senses. Another trait of Sagittarius is that Friends become Enemies and Enemies become Friends. Sagittarius always wants to win over the other person (country), even to the extent of buying their approval, and is inappropriately generous; yet due to the blunt manner, easily offends its friends. Does this sound like the United States of America?

We can go a little further with verifying the Rising Sign by looking at the Nakshatra (lunar sign) of the first part of Sagittarius. The rising nakshatra is Moola, ruled by Nritti, the Hindu god of Death. Moola is known to cause Suffering to Others, but always with the view that it is for their own good.

The chart of the USA has many planets in Gemini, a sign that can be saying one thing while thinking something else. These planets are in the 7th house, the house of partnership, and illustrate the wide variety of contradictory relationships with other countries. The grouping of Gemini planets is what also gives this country its own internal multiple of points of view, the desire for finding reasons for what it does, often in hindsight.

The Moon in this chart is in Aquarius. The Moon in a country’s chart represents the Public, and the Public’s Mind. Aquarius is the Revolutionary of the Zodiac, wanting to Change Humanity for the Better. Aquarius takes up the side of the downtrodden. But Aquarius also has a selfish, even sinful, materialistic side to it, which easily turns this sign, and the people of this country, into hypocrites.

One outstanding event that for me verifies this chart as being the correct birth chart of the United States is the so-called 9-11 catastrophe. In astrology it is known that an eclipse, and especially a total solar eclipse, sensitizes the degree of the Zodiac in which it occurs for future developments. On June 21, 2001, there was a total Solar Eclipse at 7 degrees Gemini, which was visible from the Eastern seaboard of the USA. Less than 3 months later, Mars was transiting exactly opposite the former eclipse, at 7 degrees Sagittarius, and as the Moon moved into position opposite to Mars, the events of September 11 transpired. For the United States, and the world, this proved to be a momentous occurrence that changed the course of history. It makes sense that the eclipse, and the activation caused by Mars, should line up with the rising degree of the Vedic Astrology birth chart of the USA.

Just like in our personal lives, the lives of countries have cycles, ups and downs, easy times and hard times. The Ancients studied the Heavens and recorded the patterns that corresponded to events on Earth. Eventually it was realized that the King’s destiny had a lot to do with the fortune of everyone in the kingdom, and the changes in the Heavens began to be applied to an individual’s birth chart. In our current form of democratically elected government we don’t have a hereditary king, so a further refinement was added: determining the birth chart of a country, or of an administration. Although my expertise is more in the area of personal astrology for individuals, I will hazard a few observations on the coming year for the USA.


  1. David Halley

    Very interesting. I think that I may want a personal consultation. I appreciate your synthesis of western outer planet energies with traditional Vedic understanding.

  2. jeff daniels

    I am doing serious earthquake research for LA. I need the Dasha/Bhuktis from 1990-2025.
    I am willing to pay you since I am having a hard time finding someone to do it. I am using the Western time
    of 5:10pm. Thanks, jeff Daniels

    1. ronberger Post author

      I don’t have confirmed Birth Data for Los Angeles. If there is a known BT for Los Angeles, and/ or California, then it may be possible to make a prediction. Otherwise, we are left with just general data, i.e., what the planets are doing in the zodiac, which would not be specific to Los Angeles.

  3. jeff daniels

    In my last email, I asked for the dashas/buktis for los angeles because I was doing earthquake research.
    You said you would but that there was no accurate chart for LA. I use 9/4/1781 noon. why- because when the Northridge quake happened, Solar Eclipse at 21 Scorpio(western) conjoined Jupiter which rules the Sag, rising nice, so if you would help me(i’llpay you )give me D/B from 1990-2025. thank you jeff daniels

    1. ronberger Post author

      Best source is to purchase a Vedic Astrology software program and install it on your computer. I use Parashara’s Light, by Geovision. They have an option to display in the circular format, which is what I prefer. There is also an “animated transit” screen which is very helpful for tracking daily movements.


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