Monday, October 13, 2008

Who will win the US Presidential Election?

Who will win the US Presidential Election?

Having examined Barack Obama’s and John McCain’s astrological charts together with their progressions and transits, I conclude that although it will be a close-run match, that Barack Obama will be the next President of the United States of America.

How did I reach this conclusion?

Here are my thoughts:

Barack Obama
With Pluto transiting the 11th house trine progressed Venus conjunct North Node, this gives him great power to influence the mass consciousness of the people. With Venus trine the transit of Pluto, this softens his approach and he can reach people he would not have otherwise attracted.

There are no challenging aspects to any of the transiting planets in his chart at the moment – this indicates that he will be able to keep his head, stay calm and move through all the turmoil and negativity around him.

Jupiter transiting the 11th house again reiterates the good fortune that the people feel he will bring to them. By voting for him, they see change, new structures, growth and protection for all. There is an all-encompassing feeling of hopes and wishes coming true. Neptune is not involved in any of these particular aspects and therefore it looks like he will not be deceived and although he has a lot of hard work ahead of him, he can convince the masses to vote for him. He comes across as honest and trustworthy and he will fight for the good of all.

Neptune transiting the 1st house gives the possibility of self-deception or being duped by others. Also, he may have feelings of confusion and be uncertain of what to do at times. However, this aspect can also add to his personal charisma and draw people magnetically towards him. So this can act in a positive way as well.

Uranus is also transiting his first house which can indicate sudden and shocking changes. Maybe he has had to change himself, his appearance and his views in order to rise to this position, also he has had to come up with radical and new views in order to be the Democratic nominee. The fact that he is the candidate of “change and hope” attests to this position of Uranus together with Jupiter transiting the 11th house.

Saturn is transiting the 7th house which shows that he can bring stability and fairness to the USA. It is almost conjunct natal Mars indicating that his energy and passion can be put to practical use.

Interesting too, that Obama is Leo Sun with Biden a Scorpio Sun. Reminiscent of the Clintons – Bill a Leo Sun and Hillary Scorpio Sun.

John McCain

On the positive side, progressed Sun conjunct Mercury in Scorpio in the 1st house shows that he feels great personal power and strength inside himself. He sees himself as invincible and unbeatable. However, that is how he seems himself. More importantly on the negative side, transiting Uranus is conjunct natal Saturn in the 6th house. This could mean that he will have to change radically or there will be danger to his physical health. The fact that Uranus is involved indicates that it could be a sudden health scare. He really needs to be taking care of himself at this time and overdoing it will certainly take its toll on his health. He has only one planet in water which means that he does not tend to be in touch with his emotions and therefore may ignore the warnings that his body is probably already alerting him about.

Transiting Saturn in Virgo is entering his 11th house. This means he has an uphill climb with the masses and is seen as the voice of conservatism and holding back. Saturn’s involvement shows that the masses do not think that he is the voice of change, rather the voice of status quo. He is seen as someone who will want more involvement in wars, the war on terror, alienation of the USA with racist tendencies, the splitting up of the country with right wing views and actions. He will be seen as someone who does not want change and wants to keep things as they are.

Transiting Saturn is also conjunct natal Neptune in the 11th house which could mean that he is being fooled by the friends and business associates around him as well as the population at large. This also shows that his dreams will be thwarted unless he is able to show deep compassion and love for all his fellow men. This is a highly unlikely scenario but it would be the way for him to ward off the unsettling combination of Saturn conjunct Neptune.

Based on the above summaries, it looks most likely that Obama will win the election. However, I decided to add the vice presidential nominees into the mix to see if there were any further indications for a clear winner.

Joe Biden

He is certainly suited to being a behind-the-scenes man with five planets in Scorpio all in the 12th house.

Transiting Pluto in the first house conjunct progressed Mars indicates lots of personal power and drive. At last there is a feeling of all his hard work coming to fruition. As Pluto will enter Capricorn fully on 26th November, he will be able to put his ideas into action and create solid practical structures. There is a very strong and solid feeling to him.

Progressed Sun in Aquarius in the 2nd house is trine natal Saturn in the 7th house in Gemini. The 7th house Saturn in Gemini could mean helping a one-to-one partner – note that Obama’s Moon is in Gemini – and using his progressed Sun in Aquarius (Obama’s Ascendant) in the 2nd house to bring a shine and freshness to new values that are important to the future dreams of America.

Transiting Uranus in Pisces is opposing the MC and conjunct progressed Moon in Virgo. This could mean that there will be changes and shocks in his family environment. It can indicate a death or a sudden move of home. It will be a very emotional time for him with his energies pulling in the direction of work and power and yet also strong energies and responsibilities in the home area.

Transiting Saturn in Virgo is in the late stages of the 9th house and will soon transit his 10th house which could put him in a serious position of responsibility in the public eye. The fact that it is in Virgo, shows that he will have a supporting role, dealing with the details and the work done behind the scenes.

Transiting Neptune in Pisces square natal Mercury in Scorpio means that he has to be very careful who he speaks to and what his opinions are seen to be. There may be some confusion about his intent and he would do well to say as little as possible at this time lest it is construed against him.

However, all in all, his compatibility with Obama and the fact that Saturn will enter his 10th house of career and achievement, indicates that he is likely to be in power in the near future.

Sarah Palin

She is all fire and air and has to watch out that she doesn’t burn out. On the positive side, transiting Jupiter and Pluto in the 5th house of creativity make her the potential star of the show. She certainly feels like she has a right to be the star with her Leo ascendant.

On the negative side, transiting Neptune retrograding her Sun and Mars means that she is fooling herself, being taken in by others and that inside she is not really very confident. In fact, she talks a good talk – her five planets in Aquarius give her great talking abilities and the fact that three of them fall into the seventh house gives her the ability to make people feel as though she is talking to them personally. However, this retrograde Neptune is highly deceptive and she seriously thinks that she is a contender to the future presidency of the US – not just the vice-presidency, but the possibility that she could be the President.

Saturn transiting the second house of values means that she will have to look long and hard at her values and eliminate those that no longer work.

Uranus transiting the 8th house can mean that she has the ability to shock people, especially with respect to the financial situation and her ideas about how it should be resolved. It can mean the death of someone close to her, but as there are no aspects to other planets in this case, it is not likely.

Natal Sun in Aquarius in the 7th house is square progressed Venus in Aries in the 10th house. This indicates that she would dearly love to be in power and be the leader, but it will be very hard for her and there will be mistrust from the populace. This is due to the fact that her Sun has the retrograding Neptune hovering over it as mentioned earlier which does not bode well for election into power, especially if she is unable to show deep compassion for all her fellow men.

Given that McCain and Palin have just three planets in water signs between them, I wouldn’t hold out much hope for compassion and a deep understanding of peoples’ needs.

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