Birth of the Republican Party (March 20, 1854)
After writing about Warren Harding yesterday afternoon, I began to remind myself that the Republican Party was a progressive platform to abolish slavery, or, at least, to limit its use in the Northern States. In effect, its strength lay in that half of the country. Now, it’s flipped its voter base, in the present time.
The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP (“Grand Old Party“), is one of the two major political parties in the United States. It is the second-oldest extant political party in the United States; its chief rival, the Democratic Party, is the oldest.
The Republican Party emerged in 1854 to combat the Kansas–Nebraska Act and the expansion of slavery into American territories. The early Republican Party consisted of northern Protestants, factory workers, professionals, businessmen, prosperous farmers, and after 1866, former black slaves. The party had very little support from white Southerners at the time, who predominantly backed the Democratic Party in the Solid South, and from Catholics, who made up a major Democratic voting block. While both parties adopted pro-business policies in the 19th century, the early GOP was distinguished by its support for the national banking system, the gold standard, railroads, and high tariffs. The party opposed the expansion of slavery before 1861 and led the fight to destroy the Confederate States of America (1861–1865). While the Republican Party had almost no presence in the Southern United States at its inception, it was very successful in the Northern United States, where by 1858 it had enlisted former Whigs and former Free Soil Democrats to form majorities in nearly every Northern state.Wikipedia
This chart is randomized, because I wanted to see what energies were available during that day in 1854. And the pivotal position of Mars @ 0° Scorpio tends to say it all. There is one inconjunct, not dependent on accurate timing.
Sun Inconjunct Mars
You have a rather strong will, which may be difficult to control. This is because your way of doing something tends to interfere with what you want to gain by doing it. Your actions in some situations may surprise people by contradicting what they have learned about you. Inside of yourself, you may begin to feel that you can’t approve of the way you act, or you may feel that you can’t deal comfortably with the results of your actions. In other words, you get yourself into real jams.
The only real cure for these problems is to think before you act. Most of them come about because you act impulsively and hastily or out of anger and frustration. Such actions will usually work against you, not because those impulses are wrong, but because they don’t work out as you expect. Your angry style is different from your usual style of acting, when you are more in control of yourself.
Now I see why the colour of their banner is red.
And, an elephant NEVER forgets.