The USA chart with Sagittarius rising in the 9th degree has Uranus opposition Ascendant and both square Ceres and in aspect with Eris and Nessus. In this post I wonder if the Ascendant degree explains the exciting and often nervous and angry melting pot and the importance of roots for the nation.
Dwarf planet Ceres is the symbol of motherhood, seeds, genes and roots. Uranus is the symbol of upheaval, independence, alienation and change (and more...).
Janduz*) called the 9th degree of Sagittarius one of 'exaltation' and the picture is that of a burning fire near a house that has been set to fire.
The Sabian Symbol for 8-9 Sagittarius is:
A Mother Leads Her Small Child Step By Step Up A Steep Stairway
Maybe the phoenix rising combines both pictures?
The Ascendant-Descendant line of the USA Sagittarius rising chart with Uranus-Ceres (and Eris-Nessus) seems to tell us about a boiling melting pot. Jupiter rules Sagittarius. The planet of the 'international' rises before the USA Sun. Fortunately, Jupiter makes everything grow and gives hope.
*) http://www.astrotheme.fr/les_360_degres_symboliques_interpretation.php About Janduz' book
http://www.astromarkt.net/astrology_to_study-html/ceres-in-astrology-html/ More about Ceres
All about Ceres on Astropost: http://astropost.blogspot.nl/search/label/Ceres
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