Sunday, January 3, 2010

Jupiter and World War II

One of the amazing things about the SAMVA USA chart (Perpetual Union) is how well the planetary periods explain the trends and events in the nation's history. This article offers a glimpse into the major trends and events of the national life from 1937 to 1953, when the planetary period of Jupiter was operating. This is the time when the USA was dragged into World War II and later took a leading role in the Cold War with the Soviet Union and China. A review of what transpired during this sixteen year period reveals an uncanny fit with the astrology of the horoscope. In fact, the correspondence is simply amazing.
Normally, we do not associate the planet Jupiter with war as the general indications of Jupiter are linked to expansion, bigness (larger than life), joy, humour, freedom, purification, fortune, benevolence, spirituality, religion and wisdom. Jupiter also rules over banking, the judiciary and magnanimous or impressive personalities. In the Cancer rising SAMVA USA chart, however, as the Moolatrikona sign of Jupiter, Sagittarius, falls in the 6th house, Jupiter becomes the 6th lord and a link to war is established. This is because the 6th lord carries the functional indications of conflict, opposition, enmity, health, financial stability (ability to pay off debts) and the court system. The 6th lord, when influencing in a chart, can give a fixity of views or an adamant disposition, resulting in conflict or adversity. In the SAMVA USA chart, Jupiter at 4° 25' Scorpio and the 5th house is well placed in the house of creativity, entertainment, showbiz, romance, management, speculation and children, teenagers and young people. So, we would expect some of Jupiter's indications to find expression in this house. There is more as Jupiter is natally in opposition aspect with the Moon, as 1st lord of self, at 7° 19' Taurus and the 11th houses of ideals. This gives the USA fixity of views to the extent that it rarely backs down from a challenge, especially where its sense of self and ideals are involved. This is an important feature of the chart. The USA has historically been intimately involved in the world, often times engaged in conflict over its ideals, such as liberty and freedom. The latter includes free enterprise as the 11th house rules income.
Jupiter as 6th lord: WW II
The US was involved with major conflicts from the beginning of the period with World War II and to its end with the Korean War. This fits as Jupiter is 6th lord of conflict. The US literally began to truly encircle the world during this period, linked to the expansiveness of Jupiter. World War II is considered the last 'just' war and perhaps the finest hour of the USA in its role to help create a better world. The Cold War turned more threatening, especially during the subsequent Saturn period. At home, technology advanced in the Jupiter period. Radio and cinema became lifelines for Americans as mediums for news, music and entertainment. The government also relied heavily on them for propaganda purposes.

How the US entered World War II is in itself an amazing drama that fits the period to a "t". When the Jupiter period began in April 1937, the winds of war had begun to blow in Europe and Asia. In itself, this change in the geo-political circumstances of the USA right as the Jupiter period began should be considered a signal development. The Spanish Civil War broke out in July 1936. This war has been referred to as a dress rehearsal for World War II, as it was a push of the fascist Franco to take control of Spain after the devastation of the Great Depression of the 1930s. In July 1937, the second Sino-Japanese war broke out in China. The Japanese culture had become militarised in the 1930s and became aggressive to secure access to more resources, including in Korea, Manchuria and China. The Japanese generals set about to wrest control of resource rich areas in the Pacific through the might of arms. As if that was not enough, Hitler's Third Reich absorbed Austria in April 1938 and Czech Sudetenland in September 1938. Nevertheless, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the US Congress decided to stay neutral. In fact, the US has been considered to have turned temporarily isolationist following World War I. However, the US stayed true to its colors -- with the sign Cancer rising in the natal chart and the rising degree being aspected by the powerful Sun -- and supported financially and logistically the European democracies that suddenly found themselves fighting for their very existence. It was only after Japan attacked the Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 that the US declared war on Japan. The attack literally forced the US to enter the Pacific theatre. A few days later, Hitler declared war on the USA, forcing the US also to get involved in the prosecution of Europe's war. Up to this point, the US was protecting shipping lanes in the Atlantic and providing munitions to the UK.

War production quickly pulled the country out of the remaining funk of the Great Depression. The US began to make big and powerful ships, planes, tanks and artillery. This includeed the fearsome atomic bomb which laid Hiroshima to waste, euphemistically referred to as "Little Boy". Another example of the bigness of the war projects during the Jupiter period was the huge Hercules cargo aircraft built by Howard Hughes. It was developed during the final years of the war and flew only once, on November 2, 1947. Another feature of the plane is revealing. It was nicknamed the "Spruce Goose" due to the restriction to build it out of non-essential materials, like wood. Scrap drives were implemented for steel, tin, paper and rubber. A feature of the war was the improved utilisation of all things, including rationing of food, clothes and toys, which began in 1943. Automobile production for domestic or household purposes ceased in 1942. Such efforts are very much in line with Jupiter as 6th lord of financial stability. The measures were aimed at improving the financial wherewithall of the country, allowing it to produce the necessary implements of war.

In the war production, women were needed to replace men who had gone off to war, and so the first great exodus of women from the home to the workplace began. Jupiter rules the 6th house, traditionally associated with work, where Venus is placed in the SAMVA USA chart.

WW II ended in 1945 and the USA then began to help itself and other countries to rebuild after the war. In this way, the USA demonstrated its caring character as a country with Cancer rising. There were also many impressive Jupiter type personalities on the scene, including President Roosevelt, Walt Disney and the generals Dwight Eisenhover, Douglas MacArthur and George Patton. As the Soviet Union and China were also victors of the war, and their ideals of totalitarian communism were diametrically opposed to those of the USA, the USA was soon again pulled into a "cold" war. The first expression of this war was the break out of hostilities on the Korean peninsula in June 1950, the Korean War. As the Jupiter period ended, the stage had been set for the "Cold War" of the Saturn period where the main adversaries, which had developed weapons of mass destruction, eschewed direct conflict. Instead, the emphasis shifted to behind-the-scenes machinations, proxy wars and the threat of mutually assured destruction. The last element being consistent with Saturn being 8th lord of death in the chart.

Jupiter in 5th house: Hollywood
There were also signal developments seen in the US entertainment sector at the start of the Jupiter period. This fits as Jupiter is placed in the 5th house of entertainment. From the late 1930s the movie industry was run by powerful studios with their own set of "big" movie stars. The forties are generally considered the heyday of US cinema; termed the ‘Golden Age of Hollywood.’ If we had to pick a film that portrays the rise of the Hollywood movie industry it would have to be Hotel Hollywood in 1937, which featured the exuberant hit song Hooray for Hollywood.

The Jupiter period gave rise to big bands in ballrooms and cinema. Interestingly, as the period advanced, a 'conflict' developed between the studios and its big stars, who wanted more artistic freedoms. Famous singers also left the big bands that made them famous to capitalize on their stardom, including Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore, Kate Smith and Perry Como. The golden age of Walt Disney's fantasy animated classics took place.[2] Teenagers became a recognized force in the forties, with Jupiter being an indicator for young people placed in the 5th house. With the men off to war, teenagers - boys and girls - found employment readily available, and so had money to spend. Distinctly black sounds characterized Be-Bop and Rhythm and Blues, toward the end of the decade. In popular dancing, the Jitterbug made its appearance at the beginning of the decade. It was the first dance in two centuries that allowed individual expression, which is not surprising given that Jupiter is a planet of freedom and is placed in the 5th house of creativity.

Sub-periods within the Jupiter major period
Let us now look more closely at the sub-periods during the major period of Jupiter, to get a better idea of the shorter term trends within the longer trend. The notable events are from the web page America's best history[1].

The JUPITER sub-period lasted from April 9, 1937 to May 28, 1939. This period was the zenith of the Golden age of Hollywood, including Gone With The Wind in 1939.[2] War rumblings were heard around the world. Hitler revealed war plans during Hossbach Conference on November 5, 1937. Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, took place on November 9, 1938. On Jan 30, 1939, Hitler gave a speech in the Reichstag where he openly threatened the Jews. European artists and intellectuals fled Nazi Germany during the 1930s, bringing with them new ideas which had a profound effect on American intellectuals and artists. Many important literary works were conceived during, reflecting the horrors of the war. Art became abstract to show raw emotions. The fantasy world of animation took flight during the Jupiter period, with the first Superman comic published in June 1938. The hero of the story emphasised the strength and good nature of Jupiter.

Walt Disney premiered Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Carthay Circle Theater on December 21, 1937; at the conclusion of the film, the audience gave Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs a standing ovation. The success of Snow White ushered in a period that would later be known as the Golden Age of Animation for Disney. The feature animation staff, having just completed Pinocchio, continued work on Fantasia and Bambi while the shorts staff continued work on the Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and Pluto cartoon series. In October 1941, Dumbo was released. Such cartoons exhibited the cheerful and expansive spirit of Jupiter.

"The War of the Worlds" episode was aired on American radio and became famous for giving an overly realistic portrayal of alien invasion. It was performed as a Halloween episode of the series at 8:00 pm EST, on October 30, 1938, at 485 Madison Avenue, New York. The show aired over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network and was directed and narrated by Orson Welles. The episode was an adaptation of H. G. Wells' famous novel The War of the Worlds.[3] The first two thirds of the 60-minute broadcast was presented as a series of simulated news bulletins, which suggested to many listeners that an actual Martian invasion was in progress. Compounding the issue was the fact that the Mercury Theatre on the Air was a 'sustainin show' (it ran without commercial breaks), thus adding to the dramatic effect. Although there were sensationalist accounts in the press about a supposed panic in response to the broadcast, the precise extent of listener response has been debated. In the days following the adaptation, however, there was widespread outrage. The program's news-bulletin format was decried as cruelly deceptive by some newspapers and public figures, leading to an outcry against the perpetrators of the broadcast, but the episode launched Orson Welles to fame.[4]

The astrology of this event is compelling. The period lord, Jupiter, is placed in the 5th house of entertainment, where it can create controversy as 6th lord of conflict. The main transits at work were those of Ketu, which rules sudden strange events, aspecting natal Venus as 4th lord of communal harmony and the conjunction of transit Mercury as 3rd of communication with transit Rahu, the lord of deception. Transit Saturn as 8th lord of obstacles was afflicting the 3rd house of communication. Several positive aspects were also at play, explaining the dynamism of the play and its effectiveness in having a national impact.

Notable events during the Jupiter sub-periodMay 6, 1937 - The Hindenburg disaster took place, when the German airship Hindenburg bursts into flames while mooring at Lakehurst, New Jersey. The fire consumes the largest airship in the world, 804 feet long, within one minute, causing the death of thirty-six people. The disaster served to shatter public confidence in giant, hydrogen filled passenger-carrying airships, marking the end of the airship era. Jupiter has to do with anything "big".
May 27, 1937 - The Golden Gate Bridge opened to pedestrian traffic and one day later, after a ceremonial press of a button from Washington, D.C. by President Roosevelt, it received its first vehicles. It created a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County. The Golden Gate Bridge is truly big and impressive!
July 2, 1937 - American woman aviator and explorer Amelia Earhart vanishes somewhere over the central Pacific Ocean, likely near Howland Island.
July 7, 1937 - The Second Sino-Japanese War began on, when Japan invaded China. This was the largest Asian war in the twentieth century, making up more than 50% of the casualties in the Pacific War. The war only ended with the surrender of Japan to the USA on September 9, 1945.
August 14, 1937 -The Appalachian Trail, extending two thousand miles from Mount Katahdin, Maine to Springer Mountain, Georgia is completed.
October 30, 1938 - a nationwide scare develops when Orson Welles broadcasts his War of the Worlds radio drama, which included fake news bulletins stating that a Martian invasion had begun on earth. The power of radio entertainment at its zenith!
September 30, 1938 - The phrase "peace for our time" was spoken on by British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain concerning the Munich Agreement, which gave the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia to Adolf Hitler in an attempt to satisfy his desire for Lebensraum ("living space") for Germany. Less than a year after the agreement, Germany invaded Poland and Europe was plunged into World War II.
January 5, 1939 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt asks the U.S. Congress for a defense budget hike.April 30, 1939 - The New York World's Fair opened for a two year run on , proving to the American public that prosperity and good times could lie ahead after the decade of depression.

The SATURN sub-period from May 28, 1939 to December 9, 1941. Saturn is 8th lord of obstacles and endings but also easy gains. It is placed in the 5th house of creativity and management. Saturn casts a difficult aspect to the Sun as 2nd lord of wealth and status but also the President. The Nazis and Soviets sign a Pact on August 23, 1939, followed by the German invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939. Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declare war on Germany on September 3. Russia invades Poland on September 19, 1939. Leon Trotsky, a political refugee in Mexico, is assassinated by a Soviet spy. The Jeep is created for the military, with production starting in 1940. The term arises from GP, short for general purpose vehicle, which opens up off-road travel possibilities (expansive Jupiter!). The Manhattan Project begins, where the US sets about to develop an atomic bomb. The construction of the huge monument at Mount Rushmore is completed. Japan attacks Pearl Harbor on December 6, 1941. The United States ends its neutrality and enters the war on the last day of the period.

Notable events during the Saturn sub-periodAugust 2, 1939 - Albert Einstein alerts Franklin D. Roosevelt to an A-bomb opportunity, which led to the creation of the Manhattan Project. Einstein had arrived as a fugitive from Nazi Germany six years earlier on October 17, 1933.
September 5, 1939 - The United States declares its neutrality in the European war after Germany invaded Poland, effectively beginning World War II after a year of European attempts to appease Hitler and the aims of expansionist Nazi Germany.
June 3, 1940 - The United States government approves a sale of surplus war material to Great Britain.
June 14, 1940 - On the same day Paris fell to the German army and Auschwitz received its first Polish prisoners, the Naval Expansion Act is signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, increasing the capacity of the U.S. Navy by 11%. Four days earlier, Roosevelt had condemned the actions of Italy's declaration of war against France and the United Kingdom.
September 2, 1940 - The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited park in the National Park Service today, is officially dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The park, whose land had been acquired, in part, by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. with a $5 million contribution, straddles the North Carolina and Tennessee state lines.
September 14, 1940 - The U.S. Congress approves the first peacetime conscription draft.
November 5, 1940 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt continues his dominance of presidential politics with a 449 to 82 Electoral College victory over Republican candidate Wendell Wilkie, winning his third presidential election. Roosevelt becomes the first man to hold office for three terms.
March 11, 1941 - The George Washington Carver Museum is dedicated at the Tuskegee Institute with the participation of such luminaries as Henry Ford. The museum is now part of the Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site.
March 11, 1941 - The Lend-Lease Act is approved, which provided $7 billion in military credits for American manufactured war supplies to Great Britain and other allies; in the fall, a similar Lend-Lease pact would be approved for the USSR with $1 billion loan.
July 7, 1941 - The United States occupies Iceland, attempting to thwart a potential invasion by Nazi Germany.
August 14, 1941 - An eight point declaration of principles called the Atlantic Charter, is issued by President Roosevelt and Great Britain Prime Minister Winston Churchill. September 28, 1941 - Ted Williams ends the 1941 season with a .400 batting average, the last player to accomplish that feat.
December 7, 1941 - The attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, commences at 7:55 a.m. when Japanese fighter planes launch a surprise attack on United States soil, destroying the U.S. Pacific Fleet docked at the base. This attack, which took the greatest amount of U.S. naval life in history with 1,177 sailor and marines perishing in the attack, as well as the loss or damage to twenty-one naval ships, led to the entry of American troops into World War II. One day later, the United States of America declares war on Japan, officially entering World War II. On December 11, 1941, the United States declares war on Germany and Italy, responding to their declaration of war against America.

The MERCURY sub-period from December 9, 1941 to March 16, 1944. Mercury as 3rd lord of communication, transportation and initiative is placed in the 7th house of foreign affairs. US isolationism was shattered by the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. President Franklin D. Roosevelt guided the country on the home front, while military leaders commanded the troops abroad, including Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower in Europe, General Douglas MacArthur and Admiral Chester Nimitz in the Pacific. Major US war effort stopping the German advance but pushing back Japan takes longer. A surprise air raid by US on Tokyo on April 18, 1942 boosts allied morale. Medical advancements included the successful use of penicillin by 1941, which revolutionized medicine. Developed first to help the military personnel survive war wounds, it also helped increase survival rates for surgery. Unemployment almost disappeared, as most men were drafted and sent off to war. The government reclassified 55% of their jobs, allowing women and blacks to fill them. First, single women were actively recruited to the workforce. In 1943, with virtually all the single women employed, married women were allowed to work. Japanese immigrants and their descendants, suspected of loyalty to their homelands, were sent to internment camps. Rosie the Riveter was the symbol of the working woman, as the men went off to war and the women were needed to work in the factories. Working mothers, combined with another new phenomenon, the refrigerator, led to the invention of frozen dinners. Ballpoint pens go on sale. After the United States entered World War II, the U.S. Army contracted most of the Disney studio's facilities and had the staff create training and instructional films for the military, home-front morale-boosting shorts. Troops from the United States and other Allied nations land on the beach at Normandy, France in 1944, beginning the western European invasion that would lead to defeat of Nazi Germany.

Notable events during the Mercury sub-period

February 19, 1942 - Executive order 9066 is signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, confining 110,000 Japanese Americans, including 75,000 citizens, on the West Coast into relocation camps during World War II. The remains of the first of these detention camps reside in California's Manzanar National Historic Site. These camps would last for three years.June 4-7, 1942 - The Battle of the Midway is fought at Midway Islands in the Pacific with the Japanese fleet encountering its first major defeat of the war against the United States military. As the Battle of Midway comes to an end on June 7, Japan invades the Aleutian Islands, the first invasion of American soil in 128 years.
June 20, 1942 - The development of the first atomic bomb is signed into agreement between the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Hyde Park, New York.
August 7, 1942 - The United States Marines land on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands in the first American offensive of World War II. A naval battle would commence on November 12 for three days with the U.S. Navy able to retain control despite heavy losses.
November 8, 1942 - North Africa is invaded by United States and Great Britain.
December 2, 1942 - The first nuclear chain reaction is produced at the University of Chicago in the Manhattan Project, creating fission of the Uranium U-235, under the direction of physicists Arthur Compton and Enrico Fermi.
July 1942 - Manzanar War Relocation camp of Japanese detainees during World War II.
February 14, 1943 - The United States encounters its first major defeat in the European theater of World War II at the Battle for Kasserine Pass in Tunisia.
April 13, 1943 - The Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. is dedicated on the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's birth by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
July 10, 1943 - The United States Army's 45th Infantry Division lands on the island of Sicily, starting the campaign of Allied invasion into Ax-s-controlled Europe. Nine days later, Rome is bombed by Allied forces. The conquest of Sicily would be completed on August 17 when U.S. forces under General Patton and British forces under Field Marshall Montgomery arrive.
June 21, 1943 - Race riots in Detroit and Harlem cause forty deaths and seven hundred injuries.
November 28, 1943 - The Tehran Conference is held for three days, concluding in an agreement between U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet leader Josef Stalin about a planned June 1944 invasion of Europe with the code name Operation Overlord.

The KETU sub-period from March 16, 1944 to February 20, 1945. Ketu, the planet of separation and isolation as well as sudden, explosive events, afflicts the 4th house of fixed assets and communal harmony, as well as the 8th house of obstacles and endings and 12th house of foreign matters and losses. Russia makes strategic advances. The Bretton Woods conference is held in the USA from 1 July to 22 July 1944 with agreements signed to set up the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The first eye bank is established at New York Hospital in 1944.
Notable events during the Ketu sub-periodJune 6, 1944 - The Normandy Invasion, D-Day, occurs when one hundred and fifty-five thousand Allied troops, including American forces and those of eleven other Allied nations (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czechoslovakia, France, Greece, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, and the United Kingdom). Allied soldiers stormed the beaches of France to begin the World War II invasion of Europe that would lead to the liberation of Paris. Operation Overlord gained footing quickly, pushing through the Atlantic Wall in the largest amphibious military operation in history.
June 22, 1944 - The G.I. Bill of Rights is signed into law, providing benefits to veterans.
July 17, 1944 - The greatest continental U.S. tragedy of World War II occurs when two ships loading ammunition at Port Chicago Naval Weapons Station in California explodes. The accident killed three hundred and twenty people.
July 21, 1944 - The United States military begins to retake the island of Guam after Japanese troops had occupied the island during World War II. The battle would end on August 10.
November 6, 1944 - The last campaign speech of Franklin D. Roosevelt, seeking his fourth term in office, is broadcast from his Hyde Park, New York home. Two days later, Roosevelt would gain that fourth term by a significant, but smaller margin than any of his previous elections, especially in the popular vote where Dewey lost by only three and one half million votes. The Electoral College margin, however, at 432 to 99, insured Roosevelt good footing in prosecution of World War II.
December 18, 1944 - The United States Supreme Court rules in the case of Korematsu vs. the United States, the wartime internment of Japanese Americans on the West Coast was valid during a time of war.
February 3-11, 1945 - President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill, and Premier Josef Stalin hold the Yalta Conference in the Soviet Union. It is agreed that the USSR will enter the war in the Pacific arena against Japan.
The VENUS sub-period runs from February 20, 1945 to October 22, 1947. Venus is 4th lord of fixed assets and communal harmony. It is badly placed in the 6th house of conflict, health and financial stability. Ketu, the planet of sudden, explosive events afflicts the 4th house, which Venus rules. The 6th house, where Venus resides, is afflicted by Rahu, the planet of manipulation. President Roosevelt dies on April 12, 1945. Mussolini is hanged on April 29. Hitler kills self on April 30. Germany surrenders on May 8, 1945. USA destroys Hiroshima and Nagasaki with atomic bombs in August 1945, an event that confronts humanity with the fact that it has acquired the ability to exterminate life on the planet. WW II ends on August 14, 1945 when Japan surrenders. United Nations is born on October 24, 1945 during a short ceremony at the US State Department in Washington. The International Monetary Fund was formally organized on December 27, 1945, when the first 29 countries signed its Articles of Agreement. The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), one of five institutions that comprise the World Bank Group, commences operations on June 25, 1946, with its first loan approved on May 9, 1947. In a major address on June 5, 1947, Secretary of State George Marshall offered American economic aid to promote European recovery and reconstruction, with as a goal to secure the continued function of a market economy in Europe and the political stability of the region. The Servicemen's Readjustment Act, commonly known as the GI Bill of Rights of 1944 allowed more men than ever before to get a college education. Venus as 4th lord rules education and Jupiter is placed in the 5th house of university education. Women had to give up their jobs to the returning men, but they had tasted independence. Venus is badly placed in the 6th house. College became available to the capable rather than the privileged few, enhancing the competitive nature of higher education. Venus is placed in the 6th house of competition. Black pushed for equal status continued. The Supreme Court decided blacks had a right to vote. Ketu, the planet of separation and estrangement, is conjunct the most effective point of the 4th house of communal harmony. George Orwell wrote Animal Farm in 1945, a paean against communism. After the war, the Disney studio recovered enough to continue production on the full-length features, Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan and began work on Cinderella, which became Disney's second most successful film. Bikinis are introduced. Dr. Spock publishes The Common Book of Baby and Child Care. The microwave oven is invented by American inventor Percy Spencer, while working for the Raytheon Company. The Polaroid Camera is invented. Chuck Yeager breaks the Sound Barrier.

Notable events during the Venus sub-periodFebruary 19, 1945 - Thirty thousand United States Marines land on Iwo Jima. On April 1, American troops invade Okinawa, beginning the Battle of Okinawa, which would continue until June 21.
March 1, 1945 - American troops cross the Rhine River at Remagen, Germany. Two weeks later, on March 18, twelve hundred and fifty U.S. bombers attack Berlin, causing Adolf Hitler to announce the destruction of his own industries and military installations one day later.
April 12, 1945 - President Roosevelt dies, succumbing to a brain hemorrhage; Vice President Harry S. Truman assumes the presidency and role as commander in chief of World War II.
May 7, 1945 - The unconditional surrender of Germany at Reims, France concludes the military engagements of World War II in Europe. It is accepted by General Dwight D. Eisenhower in his role as the commander of Allied troops in the European theater of the war.
July 16, 1945 - The first atomic bomb, the Trinity Test, is exploded at Alamogordo, New Mexico, after its production at Los Alamos.
August 6, 1945 - President Harry S. Truman gives the go-ahead for the use of the atomic bomb with the bombing of Hiroshima. Three days later, the second bomb is dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. On August 15, Emperor Hirohito of Japan surrenders.
November 14, 1945 to October 1, 1946 - The Nuremberg Trial takes place where major Nazi leaders are tried for war crimes and the Nazi party, the Gestapo, the SS, the SD, and the SA are declared criminal organizations. Twelve of the highest functionaries of the Third Reich, including Hermann Göring, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Alfred Rosenberg, and Wilhelm Keitel, are condemned by Allied judges to death by hanging; others are given long prison sentences.[5]
January 24, 1946 - The first meeting of the United Nations general assembly occurs after its founding on October 24, 1945 by fifty-one nations, including the Security Council nations of China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.A. These actions would lead to the disbanding of the League of Nations on April 18, when its mission was transferred to the U.N. April 1, 1946 - Four hundred thousand mine workers begin to strike, with other industries following their lead.
June 6, 1946 - The Basketball Association of America, known as the National Basketball Association (NBA) since 1949 after its merger with the rival National Basketball League, is founded.
July 4, 1946 - The island nation of the Philippines are given their independence by the United States. This ends four hundred and twenty-five years of dominance by the west.
March 15, 1947 - The Truman Doctrine is passed by the U.S. Congress, granting $400 million in aid to Greece and Turkey to battle Communist terrorism. President Harry S. Truman implements the act on May 22.
April 2, 1947 - The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves the trusteeship of Pacific Islands formerly controlled by Japan to the United States.
April 15, 1947 - Jackie Robinson breaks Major League Baseball's barrier against colored players when he debuts at first base for Branch Rickey's Brooklyn Dodgers
April 25, 1947 - Theodore Roosevelt National Park is established by President Harry Truman along the Little Missouri River and scenic badlands of North Dakota.
June 5, 1947 - Secretary of State George C. Marshall proposes aid extension to European nations for war recovery, known as the Marshall Plan, which would lead to Congressional approval of $12 billion over the following four years.
June 20, 1947 - President Harry S. Truman vetoes the Taft-Hartley Labor Act that would have curbed strikes, only to be overridden by Congress on June 23.

The SUN sub-period from October 22, 1947 to August 9, 1948. The Sun is 2nd lord of wealth and status. Its placement in the most effective point of the 7th house of foreign policy, aspecting the 1st house of self, makes the USA a world power. During this sub-period, following World War II, the USA becomes the leader of the “free world”. The USA organizes economic and military resources at home and around the world to combat Communism, including the founding of international organizations. On April 3, 1948, President Truman signs the Marshall Plan into law, establishing the Economic Cooperation Administration (ECA) to administer the program. The ECA formally began operation in July 1948. The Marshall Plan aid is mostly used for the purchase of goods from the United States. The European nations had all but exhausted their foreign exchange reserves during the war, and the Marshall Plan aid represented almost their sole means of importing goods from abroad. After winning World War II, the US government set out to stabilize the countries most affected by the war according to its vision. Truman Doctrine is a set of principles of U.S. foreign policy laid out by President Harry S Truman in a speech to Congress on March 12, 1947. Truman declared that the United States, as "leader of the free world", must support democracy worldwide and fight against communism. The plan involved containment of Soviet communism and the Marshall plan for reconstruction of Europe after WW II, was its soft side. The plan developed at a meeting of the participating European states in June 5, 1947 began operations in April 1948 which lasted for four years. The US breaks the Soviet blockade of Berlin, which lasted from 24 June 1948 to 12 May 1949, by airlifting supplies to the city. The Berlin Blockade was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War. The National Security Act of 1947, which took effect on September 18, 1947, merged the Department of War and the Department of the Navy into the National Military Establishment, later renamed as the Department of Defense. The Organization of American States founded in May 1948. Under US leadership, the OAS pledged to fight communism in America. The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), which is the foundation of the World Trade Organization (WTO), is founded on October 30, 1947. The World Health Organization is established by the United Nations on April 7, 1948. In Leaders of the Communist Party USA were indicted under the Smith Act July 20, 1948. All of these developments are linked to the strong Sun, but also highlight the influence of the 6th lord Jupiter on the 1st lord Moon in the SAMVA USA chart. This aspect of the major period lord, bringing a fixity of determination to the expression of US ideals in the world, was brought to the fore in the national and international life. In 1947 the House Un-American Activities Committee launched an investigation into Communist influence on the motion picture industry. The first systematic Hollywood blacklist was instituted on November 25, 1947, the day after ten writers and directors were cited for contempt of Congress for refusing to give testimony to the Committee. The center of the western art world shifted from Paris to New York. US played an important part in the creation of Israel.

Notable events during the Sun sub-period

April 1, 1948 - The Soviet Union begins its land blockade of the Allied sectors of Berlin, Germany. A counter blockade by the west was put into effect, as well as a British and U.S. airlift of supplies and food, until both blockades were lifted on September 30, 1949.
April 30, 1948 - The Organization of American States was founded by twenty-one nations to provide a mutual security pact after World War II. Founding nations were Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
July 26, 1948 - Executive Order 9981, ending segregation in the United States military in signed into effect by President Harry S. Truman.

The MOON sub-period from August 9, 1948 to December 9, 1949. The Moon is 1st lord of self placed in the 11th house of ideals, income and friends. It is aspected by Jupiter as 6th lord of conflict and health, but also as general indicator of religion and expansion, placed in the 5th house. Moon is also aspected by a strong Mars as 10th lord of government and foreign trade but also the general indicator of the military and athletes, also placed in the 5th house. This aspect gives great fame to the USA. At the start of the Marshall plan, during the Moon sub-period, the imports from the USA are mainly much-needed staples such as food and fuel. A critical distinction between the USSR and the USA was that the USSR subjugated defeated countries, whereas the US helped war-torn countries to rebuild and rejoin the world economy. Moon is aspected by Jupiter as 6th lord. Disputes over ideology and control led to the Cold War. Communism was treated as a contagious disease, and anyone who had contact with it was under suspicion. As the Jupiter period progressed and the United States and the USSR emerged as the new super powers, the ground was laid for the Cold War of the Saturn period, with its space race and the panacea of steady economic growth. The Soviet Union acquires the atomic bomb. First Non-Stop Flight Around the World. George Orwell Publishes Nineteen Eight-Four. NATO is established. The boom years of movies faded with the advent of television in 1948. At the end of the war, only 5,000 television sets, with five inch black & white screens, were in American homes. By 1951, 17 million had been sold. Computers were developed during the early forties. The digital computer, named ENIAC, weighing 30 tons and standing two stories high, was completed in 1945. George Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four in 1949, a warning about the dangers of totalitarianism. It coincided with the effort to blacklist artists.

Notable events during the Moon sub-period
November 2, 1948 - President Harry S. Truman rallies from behind, capturing his first president election from the supposed winner Thomas E. Dewey, the governor of New York. Headlines in national newspapers had overtly announced a Dewey victory, only to be proven wrong. Truman won the Electoral College vote with 303 to Dewey's 189, with Strom Thurmond, running as the States' Rights candidate, receiving 39 Electoral votes. Truman won the election with less than 50% of the popular votes, with additional candidate, Henry Wallace, siphoning off over one million votes in the four man race.
December 15, 1948 - Alger Hiss, former State Department official, is indicted for perjury in connection to denials of passing state secrets to a communist spy ring. He would be convicted of the conspiracy on January 21, 1950 and receive a five year sentence.
March 2, 1949 - Captain James Gallagher lands the B-50 Lucky Lady II in Texas after completing the first around-the-world non-stop airplane flight. It was refueled four times in flight.
June 29, 1949 - United States withdraws its troops from Korea.
April 4, 1949 - NATO, the North American Treaty Organization, is formed by the United States, Canada, and ten Western European nations (Belgium, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom). The treaty stated that any attack against one nation would be considered an attack against them all.
October 7, 1949 - Tokyo Rose, the femme fatale of Japanese war broadcasts, was sentenced to ten years in prison. She would be paroled in 1956 and pardoned in 1977.
October 14, 1949 - Eleven leaders of the United States Communist party are convicted of advocating a violent insurrection and overthrow of the U.S. government. The Supreme Court would uphold the convictions on June 4, 1951.

The MARS sub-period from December 9, 1949 to November 15, 1950. Mars is the general indicator of athletes, police and soldiers as well as industry. It is the lord of the 10th house, of the executive and foreign trade. It is placed in the 5th house of creativity and higher education. During the Mars period, Marshall aid purchases turn towards reconstruction needs as was originally intended. The GI Bill resulted in three times as many college degrees being conferred in 1949 as in 1940. The first Modern Credit Card is introduced. The first organ transplant takes place. First "Peanuts" cartoon strip is published. The Korean War begins. Senator Joseph McCarthy begins Communist witch hunt. U.S. President Truman orders construction of hydrogen bomb.
Notable events during the Mars sub-periodJanuary 14, 1950 - The United States recalls all consular officials from China after the seizure of the American consul general in Peking.
January 17, 1950 - The Brinks robbery in Boston occurs when eleven masked bandits steal $2.8 million from an armored car outside their express office.
June 25, 1950 - The Korean War begins its three year conflict when troops of North Korea, backed with Soviet weaponry, invade South Korea. This act leads to U.S. involvement when two days later, the United States Air Force and Navy are ordered by President Truman to the peninsula. On June 30, ground forces and air strikes are approved against North Korea. Photo above right: Bombs drop from the lead plane on the 150th mission in the Korean War of the U.S. 19th Bomber Group of the Far East Air Force. Photo: U.S. Department of Defense.
June 27, 1950 - Thirty-five military advisors are sent to South Vietnam to give military and economic aid to the anti-Communist government.

The RAHU sub-period from November 15, 1950 to April 9, 1953. Rahu is the planet of manipulation and deception. It also rules industries having to do with smoking and intoxicants. In the latter years, under pressure from the United States Congress and with the outbreak of the Korean War, an increasing amount of the Marshall aid was spent on rebuilding the militaries of Western Europe. Color TV was introduced. Truman Signed Peace Treaty with Japan, officially ending WWII. Car seat belts are introduced. The Great Smog of 1952. Polio vaccine is created.

Notable events during the Rahu sub-periodNovember 26, 1950 - United Nations forces retreat south toward the 38th parallel when Chinese Communist forces open a counteroffensive in the Korean War. This action halted any thought of a quick resolution to the conflict. On December 8, 1950, shipments to Communist China are banned by the United States.
February 28, 1951 - Preliminary report from the Senator Estes Kefauver investigation that had begun on May 11, 1950 into organized crime issued, stating that gambling take was in excess of $20 billion per year.
March 29, 1951 - Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were found guilty of conspiracy of wartime espionage and sentenced to death. Morton Sobell was also convicted of the crime and sentenced to thirty years in prison.
September 1, 1951 - The United States, Australia, and New Zealand sign a mutual security pact, the ANZUS Treaty.
September 4, 1951 - The inauguration of trans-continental television occurs with the broadcast of President Truman's speech at the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference in San Francisco. The treaty would be signed on September 8 by the U.S., Japan, and forty-seven other nations.
December 12, 1951 - Richard Buckminster Fuller patents the Geodesic Dome. The dome building, under his design, would be utilized in many futuristic constructions, particularly by Fuller in world exhibitions, such as his famous United States Pavilion at the Montreal World's Fair of 1967.
April 8, 1952 - President Truman authorizes the seizure of United States steel mills in order to avert a strike, but his action is ruled illegal by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 2.
February 14, 1952 - The 1952 Winter Olympics games open in Helsinki, Finland with thirty participating nations. During these games, the first triple jump in figure skating history is performed by Dick Button, who won one of the four gold medals gained by U.S. athletes.
November 1, 1952 - At Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, the first hydrogen bomb, named Mike, is exploded. On January 7, President Harry S. Truman announces the development of the H-Bomb.
November 1952 - General Dwight D. Eisenhower, a newcomer to politics, but popular due to his role in winning World War II as European commander, gains as easy victory over Democratic challenger Adlai E. Stevenson. The Electoral College vote was 442 to 89.

There are no ifs, ands or buts, the Jupiter period in the SAMVA USA chart explains the events in the national life of Americans to a degree of accuracy that is stunning. The Rahu period that preceded it and the Saturn period that succeded it, also fit very well. This is yet more evidence for the veracity of the claim made that the true birth moment of the USA occurred when Maryland became the 13th and final state to pass an act to ratify the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union at 5:00PM on Friday, February 2, 1781 in Annapolis.
References[1] Timeline of US historical events
[2] Classical Hollywood cinema
[3]The War of the Worlds
[4] Further information about Orson Welles broadcast
[5] Nueremberg Trials

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