Right now: Moon at 17°16' Sagittarius, Sun at 29°12' Sagittarius
Statue of Liberty
astrological chart of the Statue of Liberty
America probably could not have won its freedom from the British during the American Revolution without the help of the French. France provided arms, ships, money, and men to the American colonies. Some Frenchmen - most notably the Marquis de Lafayette, a close friend of George Washington - even became high-ranking officers in the American army. It was an alliance of respect and friendship the French would not forget.
The Statue of Liberty, named "Liberty Enlightening the World", planned and built in France, was a gift from the French to the American people.
The unveiling of the Statue of Liberty took place on October 28, 1886, the ceremony began at 4 pm, the unveiling taking place approx. 5 min later.
The astrological chart of that moment is considered the natal chart of the Statue of Liberty :
It is interesting to note the Sabian Symbol for Uranus, the planet that signifies freedom and liberty, the symbolism of the statue: A CANOE APPROACHING SAFETY THROUGH DANGEROUS WATERS (Libra 10). This Sabian Symbol clearly incorporates the geographical position of the statue, on the Liberty Island, in a very visible position to any ship approaching New York.
Also as we may see in the chart, there is the asteroid Pallas tightly conjunct the Middle of the Heaven, the MC, which is the most proeminent position in a chart. Pallas (Athene) is a symbol of the warrior woman, survivor in difficult conditions, with an uncanny ability to make the most out of the least amount of resources.
Pallas is therefore the very core of the Statue of Liberty symbolism.
The same asteroid is also present and active in the Sibly chart of the USA, as seen below. It is located in Aquarius (freedom, fraternity), tightly conjunct with the Moon, representing the American people.
Comparative pictures of the Statue of Liberty and the goddess Pallas Athena: