Going into 2021, it doesn't look like tensions here are going to ease up anytime soon. The progressed Mars aspect of stress and strife to the United States' natal angles is expected to last until mid-year of 2023. There will be mitigating as well as challenging influences along the way. Progressed ASC/DSC will be making an important aspect to a prominent planet within less than 5 minutes that is sure to bring human relations matters to the forefront as we start off the New Year.
There are quite a number of published horoscopes of the United States of America, with various Ascendant signs (Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius, Scorpio, etc.). I saw a few that have Sagittarius on the Ascendant, which is the correct sign for the U.S.A. However, none of them are in the correct degree of that sign. While there are speculations as to what chart fits best, no one has confirmed beyond a shadow of a doubt which horoscope is the correct one for this nation. Realizing this, I decided in late 2019 to perform the task of finding, once and for all, the true horoscope of this nation. In order to accomplish this task, I did an INCARN run for the entire day of July 4, 1776, for the exact location of 520 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106—with the coordinates of 39N56.56, 75W08.59.
The morning part of the day (5 AM Run) can be ruled out because Congress meetings did not start until 9 AM according to the records kept in the Library of Congress (A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation:U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774 to 1875 Journals of the Continental Congress, Volume 5.). The 11 AM RUN can also be ruled out because it reverts back to 9 AM and earlier and the Declaration was not authenticated until the afternoon. The 11 PM RUN time can be ruled out because meetings were adjourned daily at 5 PM. So, the only time of the day this could have occurred was in the late afternoon/early evening. Hence, the 5 PM RUN was the obvious choice and time of day with which to start testing and using the process of elimination until the right horoscope was found. That 5 PM time alone calculated 24 possible Incarnation times/charts in the signs of Sagittarius, Scorpio, and Libra.
There is a misconception that I've observed among a number of astrologers (and astrological literature) when it comes to the meaning of intercepted houses. It is often stated that intercepted house pairs and signs represent a suppression of energies, qualities and abilities...or difficulty expressing oneself in such areas...or indicative of problems early in life that cause blockages pertinent to the intercepted house pair.
But, that simply is not the case. Intercepted house pairs are a strong indicator of one's life calling. They show the vocations (or avocations) to which an individual gravitates and is most suited. A person's participation in activities related to the intercepted houses increase or is greater than average.