Did You Know That Some Of Our Founding Father’s Believed in Astrology?

17 Feb

GWAs it turns out – I’ve got something in common with George Washington 😉  Yes, it’s true and in honor of President’s Day, I thought I’d share a few little historical astrological tidbits from some of our founding fathers who just so happened to believe in the power of the planets – very similar to myself 😉

As it turns out, George Washington, Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, were ALL staunch believers in Astrology.  Some suggest that the timing of the laying of the corner stone of the Capital Building was insisted upon by George Washington, on 9/18/1793, between the hours of 11:15 and 12:30. Another historical astrological coincidence is that the cornerstones for the White House and the Washington monument, the two other buildings that form the federal triangle and were built years later were all coordinated to be laid while Caput Draconis was in Virgo.

Those of us that believe in Astrology (and shame on you if you don’t ;-)) – know that the time sets the stage to everything. Timing is key when it comes to astrology and it looks like our very first president knew this philosophy practiced it in real life.  The moment something is born – whether it be a person, an event or the beginning of an important building being built – is very important from an astrological perspective.  It is because at the moment something is born – the planets have a story to tell about it and the story can be ever so fascinating.

From a historical perspective, there’s actually quite a bit of proof all throughout American’s history of powerful people citing their beliefs in astrological phenomenon. One of my favorite lines was spoken by JP Morgan – a very successful and powerful financier who created a fortune while dominating the financial markets of his time.   He stated, “Millionaires don’t use astrologers – but billionaires do” and there’s known proof that he regularly visited an astrologer.

So believing in astrology certainly seems to not be so kooky now does it?  After all …… how could one argue with such instrumental people in American history?

*I want  to credit my aunt (who’s an astrology fan like myself!) and pursuing her Master’s in History. She happened to stumble upon this great info about George Washington a few days ago while doing some historical research.  Thanks Aunt Laureen 🙂

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7 Responses to “Did You Know That Some Of Our Founding Father’s Believed in Astrology?”

  1. Cosmic Lighthouse February 17, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

    Franklin, Jefferson and Washington were all reasons I believe. Hence their knowledge of astrology and sacred geometry. Then of course, there was Ronald Reagan, who utilised astrology to time many important events – or so it is claimed. Thanks Crystal, this was fascinating!

  2. Cosmic Lighthouse February 17, 2013 at 9:50 pm #

    Franklin, Jefferson and Washington were all freemasons I believe. Hence their knowledge of astrology and sacred geometry. Then of course, there was Ronald Reagan, who utilised astrology to time many important events – or so it is claimed. Thanks Crystal, this was fascinating!

  3. CrystalBAstrology February 17, 2013 at 9:59 pm #

    Thanks Pete! You and I know the power of the planets 😉 Was sorry to have missed the Astrology meet this month!

    • Cosmic Lighthouse February 17, 2013 at 10:07 pm #

      I missed it too sadly. I hate missing Jamie’s talks. When are you going to give one? I’ll come to it!

      • CrystalBAstrology February 17, 2013 at 10:55 pm #

        Aw thanks Pete – I’m always up for an Astrology discussion that’s for sure but I should probably get a few meetings under my belt before offering. Otherwise they might be like who the heck is this gal LOL ? Progressed Moon would be at the top of my list … But I’ve got plenty of favorites 😉 Thanks for the compliment!

  4. Cosmic Lighthouse February 17, 2013 at 10:09 pm #

    Of course I meant JACKIE’S talks. I bloody hate this auto-correct!

    • CrystalBAstrology February 17, 2013 at 10:56 pm #

      I knew you meant Jackie … I’m getting immune to the corrections ha ha 😉

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