It is interesting to watch the ebb and flow of this intriguing and electrifying election process. We do not have verified times for the birth dates for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, however, we can still tell a lot by just looking at the planets. However, I do think the August 4,1961-Honolulu Hawaii-01:05:58 PM time for Obama fits and works well.
Barack Obama came out of nowhere some months ago, as his progressed Sun at 27 Virgo came up to trine his progressed Jupiter at 27 Capricorn 20 R.. So with this lucky aspect, he was catapulted into the spotlight, climbed in the polls, and looked almost unbeatable.
That was until Mars went into Cancer and came up to trine Hillary’s natal Sun at 02 Scorpio 48 the first week of March. She seemed to get a second wind, and since then, gained a lot of momentum and strength; especially as Venus and Mercury in Pisces came up to trine her Sun also in the last week.
At the same time, as the Sun in Pisces (religious fervor) moved up to oppose Obama’s natal Mars at 22 degrees and 25 minutes of the critical sign of Virgo on the 12th, the flap over his relationship with Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. and the Trinity United Church of Christ that he belonged to for the last twenty years heated up considerably. This, of course, was due to a series of recorded sermons by his longtime pastor which sparked controversy over Wright’s fiery views on race, America and the Sept. 11th attacks; which the media played over and over again, ad neasuem.
Obama finally responded on Friday, the 14th by firmly repudiating Wrights’ views in a lengthy written statement and a round of cable news interviews. However, that wasn’t enough to stem the outcry and criticism, and by the time the Sun moved up to oppose Obama’s progressed Sun exactly on the 17th, he decided that he had to address the issue in more depth, and worked long and hard into the wee hours of the morning writing it. The speech he gave on the 18th was moving, as he talked about racism in America, and how we have to move past it, and all come together as we move into the future. However, this lingering issue was eroding his popularity in the polls.
But then, fast forward to the full Moon on Friday at 01 Libra 31, which forms a grand trine to Barack’s natal Jupiter at 00 Aquarius 53, his progressed Moon at 03 Aquarius 17, and his natal Moon at 00 Gemini 01. Obama’s support for the Latino community has been rather weak, but lo and behold, to everyone’s surprise, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson announced his endorsement of Obama on Friday, at a rally at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon.
Richardson, a longtime associate of the Clintons, says Obama's speech on race 'didn't evade the tough issue to soothe us with half-truths. This was a blow for Hillary, and furthermore, Richardson handed the Illinois senator what could be an important endorsement in the race for the Democratic nomination, as he is a super delegate; and others just might follow his lead!
Richardson, the nation's only Latino governor, (the Jupiter and foreign component in the grand trine) told the people at the rally that Obama was an extraordinary leader who appeals to the best in Americans.” You are a once-in-a-lifetime leader," Richardson said. "Above all, you will be a president who brings this nation together."
His statement about being a “once in a lifetime leader” seems to be a reflection of Pluto in Capricorn. Its entrance into the sign certainly is a once in our lifetime event.
When I first started studying astrology, (many years ago), I learned that Pluto rules the black race. I don’t know if that is even politically correct to mention in this day and age anymore. But at any rate, with Pluto’s symbolism of a clean sweep, or out with the old, and in with the new, Obama seems to be the candidate that fits the picture of Pluto’s new and lengthy transit. His statement of “I do believe in the fierce urgency of now” is a perfect description of what Pluto is all about!
Suddenly the grand trine seems to be turning the tide once again in Obama’s favor. And it should continue to do so for the next two weeks anyway, while this Full Moon aspect holds sway. It is manifesting in another way, as he takes a welcome break from campaigning and goes off on a vacation, perhaps to the Virgin Islands, with his wife and family shortly. Help has come in another direction for him also today.
Remember the adorable little girl who was sleeping in Hillary’s Who Do You Want to Answer The Phone At 3 AM T.V.add a few weeks ago? Well she is now wide awake and almost 18 years old, and put out her own statement concerning it. She has denounced the add and said it was just a shoddy fear tactic that certainly didn’t work on her. It is ironic that she has been a strong supporter of Obama all along, and is now strongly campaigning for him in her state. Besides that, it now looks like the voting do overs in Michigan and Florida are not going to happen, which will be favorable for Obama.
In a completely different vein, this full Moon in the sign of beauty and fashion coincided with another surprise on Friday. One of the T.V. networks did a story about a fashion show, in of all places; Iraq. They showed some of the most striking and exotic outfits you have ever seen, which were worn by beautiful Iraqi models. They were not for sale, however, but will be valuable museum artifacts that display traditional dress styles from all of the different Iraqi periods down through the ages. And the other interesting thing about it, as this full Moon squared Pluto, was the explanation that because these beautiful women choose to be models, they get daily death threats from militant extremists!