If you are interested in national charts, this information may be of interest and importance.
Why do I read everywhere that the mundane chart for the nativity of the United Kingdom is the 1st January 1801? This is a misconception and there is a later chart which is more significant.
The UK is made up of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It's official and proper title is, 'The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland', and this came into general use in 1922, after the constitution of the 'Irish Free State', the former name of what is now the Republic of Ireland.
The whole of Ireland had been united with Great Britain by an act of parliament in 1800, and this took effect on that 1st of January in 1801. This is the chart still used by astrologers as the nativity of the UK. However, this union, being so unpopular in Ireland became the target of Irish Nationalist leaders. The union of Great Britain and Ireland of 1801, only lasted until the constitution of the Irish Free State, when the Anglo-Irish Treaty partitioned Ireland into two parts - the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland, with only the latter remaining part of the UK.
Therefore, the United Kingdom of Great Britain, made up of England, Scotland and Wales was expanded to include Northern Ireland and so the nation became 'The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern
Ireland', the official title which appears on all British passports. So why still use the 1801 chart, when the 'United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland' no longer exists?
The nomenclature of the UK was officially changed at midnight, on April 12th 1927
(set for London), to recognise the departure of the majority of Ireland with the current name 'United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland' being adopted. The country officially changed to it's current constitution at this time and this is the appropriate chart. This is the official title and this is what is on UK passports.
'The UK of GB and Ireland' hasn't existed for nearly 80 years, yet this is the chart always used by astrologers's as the UK's natal. Of course, there will always appear to be significant transits and such in the 1801 chart, but this is the chart of the past-life of the UK, and does not represent it's current incarnation. The 1927 chart is definately more appropriate because then, the UK became the nation as it exists today.
The ''27 chart for the UK is quite a fiery one. The Sun in Aries, Moon in Leo and Sagittarius rising.
There is a conjunction between the Moon and Neptune @ Leo 24:21 which is precise to the minute.
I haven't had a chance to analyse it yet because I have literally only just found out about it, after a good long search for the date that Northern Ireland united officially with the UK.
I don't intend to go into interpretation of the chart or to analyse transits for significant events, I just felt it important to point out that the 1927 chart is just much more appropriate. It represent the country as it emerged and exists today and not as it emerged and existed 80 years ago.
I felt the need to share this information because the 1801 chart may be significant, but it is inaccurate, because it is well out of date!