Some thoughts on Obama's ACG in the USA.|
Obama's Astro*Carto*Graphy map can only be fully understood with reference to his natal chart. His Moon line in Washington DC can only be understood when we see how difficult the Moon is in his Natal Chart.
In Chicago Obama is an orator, communicator and writer.
“If there is anyone out there who still doubts that
America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream
of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our
democracy, tonight is your answer.”
Obama's greatest speech (to
date) was his acceptance in Grant Park, Chicago on 4th November 2008. On
his ACG map, Jupiter in Aquarius is at the MC and Mercury at the IC – ideal for
Obama for an historic, articulate and moving presentation watched by millions
around the world.
Washington DC is emotionally fraught and not always healthy for Obama
However, in Washington DC, the energy is
different. Here, he has the Moon rising and the Sun slightly off the
IC. He will tend to react to new situations with clever words and quotable
sound bites, but he needs time to grasp the fundamentals. In Washington he
is more prone to emotional crises and will have to assert himself to avoid
getting swamped or being at the mercy forces beyond his control. With both
the Sun and Moon strong here, he will alternate between highly active periods of
strong leadership and then lapse into a surprisingly passive and flexible
role. Relations with women, including Michelle and Hillary Clinton are liked to be fraught and changeable here. see natal chart
The Organic Garden versus Foodstuffs industry
Michelle Obama's organic garden is wonderfully symbolic of the Moon. Here Barack's wife is living out an important nurturing part of his chart. However, the challenge will be following through on this principle when it comes to legislation regulating organic farming and reining in the excesses of food companies like Monsanto. Pluto is about the big bucks and in this city money turns into power which can undermine home-spun ideals like an organic garden. We will see how this pans out!
Wish to treat adversaries as family despite deep division on fiscal policy
Another manifestation of the Moon is Obama's desire to embrace all party followers - almost as if they are all part of one big American family. He offered senior positions to leading Republicans and tried hard to get unity on his stimulus package. However, these overtures were roundly rebuffed. The problem as I see it is that while his rivals can be close to him emotionally and understand where he is coming from, the policies of many Republicans especially over fiscal policy are utterly different. While they want money to go to the few so that it will trickle down through low taxes, Obama wants to spread wealth evenly to the many with public funding in a Keynsian way.
Parallels with another legendary orator
Obama's chart shares some key ingredients with President
John F. Kennedy. Obama's Mercury opposite Jupiter, Sextile Moon and
Mercury trine MC echoes JFK's Mercury conjunct Jupiter, trine Moon and sextile
MC. Both leaders were able to communicate with the public and inspire them
into taking the risk of venturing into new ground [Mercury/Jupiter]. These
skills resulted in the election of the first Catholic President and the first
Black President. Both Kennedy and Obama's charts are predominantly air
(Obama 36%* and Kennedy 42%*) with ‘Air Rising' giving them a friendly and
egalitarian approach. Moreover, Obama's Moon falls on JFK's Sun in
Gemini. Both are recognised as legendary speakers, and charismatic
leaders. Both stood as Democrats from northern states and both were
elected President while still in their 40s.
share the dangers inherent in Kennedy's chart?
The great concern
has been whether Obama will follow Kennedy's tragic fate. Certainly
Obama's chart does not throw up the potential dangers shown in JFK's chart: Mars
square Uranus, Saturn/Neptune at the MC and an unaspected Pluto. However,
if he commissioned me to work for him, (and he would not be the first President
to consult an astrologer) I would advise him to avoid his Chiron and Pluto
Astro*Carto*Graphy lines at critical transits. Countries like Egypt and
East Europe especially Greece could be difficult as well as San Francisco in the
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