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The Scorpio Rising horoscope for the United States features a powerful configuration rarely discussed in geopolitical astrology. One reason for this is that it's difficult to spot: the U.S. Moon at 25º Aquarius forms a trioctile aspect (135º) with the Sun at 13º Cancer. This aspect traditionally is referred to as the sesquisquare, a mouthful which I prefer to call the trioctile. It's 3/8 of the 360º circle. The U.S. Moon is also trioctile to Saturn, located at 14º Libra, and then the Sun and Saturn in turn are closely square to each other. 

Connecting the Moon, Sun, and Saturn with aspect lines makes a configuration resembling the so-called Finger of God, but because the aspects are all hard, it has been given the more forceful name of the Fist of God. While not exactly poetic, this Fist of God does evoke the immense power behind the configuration. And when considering the planets involved, the geopolitical astrologer can no longer wonder about the magnificent fate implied in America's birth chart. 

In its briefest delineation, this Fist of God represents a dynamic ambition, a highly unstable pact between the American people (Moon), the elected government (Sun), and the corporate and bureaucratic structure (Saturn). Power shifts from one to the other through phases or seasons. Each must consider what the other two are motivated by, and whenever one gets too large or powerful, the other two can overwhelm, and restore the uneasy balance of power. 
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   Wikipedia: "Checks and Balances"
    In drafting the United States Constitution, the framers included features of many novel concepts including hard-learned historical lessons about checks and balances on power and the then-new concept of the separation of powers. Similar concepts were also prominent in the state governments of the United States. As colonies of Britain, the founding fathers felt that the American states had suffered an abuse of the broad power of the monarchy. As a remedy, the American Constitution limits the powers of the federal government through several means, in particular by dividing up the power of the government among three competing branches of government. Each branch checks the actions of the others and balances their powers in some way.
    The independence of the executive and legislative branches is partly maintained by the fact that they are separately elected, and are held directly accountable to the voters.The legal mechanisms constraining the powers of the three branches depend a great deal on the popular sentiment of the people of the United States. Popular support establishes legitimacy, and makes possible the physical implementation of legal authority.