“One of the most popular horoscopes is set for about 2:15 a.m., with Gemini rising … The exact time given varies. For example, one speculative map is set for 2:17 a.m. … However, to date no historical evidence has been produced to justify any Gemini rising chart. Indeed all the documentary evidence contradicts the claim that anything significant occurred at this time and there are no surviving official or personal accounts of the events of 4 July 1776 which support the early a.m. chart. Indeed all the existing evidence suggests that the key events took place between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. […]”
This Horoscope below (displayed 4th July 1776 5.10pm LMT, known as ‘Sagittarius Rising Horoscope of United States’) for the USA was first presented by Ebenezer Sibly (1751-1799), English astrologer, physician and herbalist. As stated it is based on eyewitness accounts of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Anyway, some people think that the exact time was carefully chosen – that Benjamin Franklin who believed in astrology, and the many other masonic founding fathers such as Washington and Jefferson were following an elected time.
“Astrology is one of the most ancient Sciences, held in high esteem of old, by the Wise and the Great. Formerly, no Prince would make War or Peace, nor any General fight in Battle, in short, no important affair was undertaken without first consulting an Astrologer.” – Benjamin Franklin