I’m still deciding which chart is the “real” Texas – the chart of the Republic or the chart of the State. Maybe, amigos, you can help decide.
The Republic of Texas
The Republic of Texas, liberated from Mexico, was born on March 2, 1836. The Republic is a sun in Pisces and moon in Virgo. Rick Perry, current governor and contender for the Republican presidential nomination, is also sun in Pisces and moon in Virgo. He’s a man of the Republic.
The Republic’s moon could be in late Leo, which makes sense from the sense of pride felt for the Republic, but that means the declaration would have had to occur in the wee hours of the morning well before sunrise. I’ll go with Virgo.
The Republic is ruled by a mutable water sign. Water, the Rio Grande as we call it and the Rio Bravo as the Mexicans call it, creates the boundary between the Republic and its former overlord, Mexico.
Pisces is emotional, spiritual and mysterious. Pisces is the empathizer of the zodiac so Texas may have once been a place of emotional refuge. It would have been a place to hide.
Moon in Virgo means the population is work-oriented, servile and interested in health. Uranus in Pisces opposes the moon in Virgo which would indicate periodic, sudden outbreaks of emotion or illness (or both).
Both Pisces and Virgo are nervous signs – Pisces because it picks up on the energy of the surroundings and Virgo because of excessive worry. Is the Republic one big, giant worry wart? It should have been because as a Republic, it was surrounded by two huge foes.
The Republic has some fire with Pluto conjunct Venus in Aries. In a nation’s horoscope, Venus is women or women’s issues. Pluto on Venus means that the women of this state are very, very powerful. Pluto suggests they must be powerful to survive. These are the “Annie Get Your Gun” types. Annie probably had to pull a lot of Texas men’s hands off of her thigh.
Jupiter in Cancer, Saturn in Scorpio and Uranus in Pisces create a grand water trine. The Republic provided emotional comfort of family, physical love and spiritual harmony.
Neptune, Mercury and Mars in Aquarius suggest unusual communications and inventions. Aquarius rules electricity so possibly inventions involving electricity. I don’t see Texas much mentioned in the annals of electrical inventions, but maybe the mysterious Pisces Republic is hiding some of the contributions.
The State of Texas
The State of Texas, annexed by the United States on December 29, 1845, is a very different Texas than the Republic. The State of Texas has sun, moon and Mercury in the authoritarian Capricorn. This Texas is master of the house, always.
The State has Saturn, Neptune and Venus conjunct in Aquarius and Mars, Uranus and Pluto in Aries. As with the Republic, there is a bit of Aquarius and Aries energy – invention and force.
Uranus is transiting Aries now and for The State represents its second Uranus return. Individuals (except in the Bible) do not have second Uranus returns as it takes Uranus 84 years to complete its cycle around the sun. The State is currently experiencing its second birth as an awakened entity.
Uranus squares The State’s sun in Capricorn. The challenge is individual versus state. Aries is about individuality and Capricorn is about structure and society.
It’s going to get worse before it gets better for Texas. After Uranus moves out of square with the sun, it will begin to square the moon. The control versus individuality debate will get more out of control.
Aries is a fire sign so the state should also watch for unexpected fires and explosions right now.
As this Uranus transit is occurring, Texas has also just experienced its Neptune return, that return which occurs every 164 years. The State is going through some big spiritual awakenings. The next 164 years will function as the next level of that spiritual growth. In Aquarius, that relates to equality in society. Capricorn is about hierarchical structure and Aquarius is about fraternity.
The State is also going through its 14th Jupiter return, an expansive time of material growth as Jupiter is placed in the sign of Taurus. This would be a good time for a land-grab. If there is any land in dispute, it is a good time to call that land “Texas.” Texas as a Republic and a State was about land grabbing, really. The time is ripe for extended borders.
The Two Faces of Texas
The Republic of Texas’ chart represents the raw energy of Texas and the State of Texas’ chart its role in the Union. From my northern perspective, Texas seems to be ruled by Capricorn because of the controlling role it plays in the Union because of its oil wealth.
I have also noticed the great love of Texas that many folk have that you just don’t see with other states, such as Ohio. That must be the energy of the Republic, something I can’t feel but can see in others.