The Power Desires of Obama and Romney
by Jude Cowell
It is my personal conclusion that America's obsession with Sun-Pluto power issues and control makes the use of fear as a tool against the populace easy to latch on to for the US natal horoscope shows an obsessive-compulsive-don't-know-when-to-quit Sun-Pluto quindecile aspect (165 degrees) between the executive (Sun) and power (Pluto.) Other levels of Pluto (exs: the Pope, extreme wealth hidden in secret places, spying and surveillance, string-pullers from afar, wealthy banking houses, the Underworld) certainly may apply as well but for this post let's stop at 'power, control, and the use of fear for persuasion'. When conjunct, the Sun-Pluto duo shows a willfulness that makes 'offers difficult to refuse'.
Now it seems significant to me that in the pivotal year 2012, with a presidential election at hand (guided by mafioso Pluto's Hidden Hand?) and both candidate's qualifications for office under scrutiny, that both President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney have natal charts (psyches) containing Sun-Pluto midpoint pictures--that is, the midpoint of the two bodies whose psycho-dynamics so obsess Washington DC with its imposed cult of personality (Sun) as instituted upon the citizenry by the first presidency in the form of Freemason George Washington. In an ironic twist (or with an eye toward posterity) Washington is famous for refusing to be king of America, and for walking away from the power of the presidency so that the next guy could step in and further the mission.
Note: in 1937, US inauguration days were switched from early March to January 20, or 21 if the 20th falls on a Sunday. This positions America's presidential Sun @00AQ+ and the Sabian Symbol for '1AQ' = "An Old Adobe Mission." Check it out!)
Focusing on Sun-Pluto positions, here are their birth particulars:
Barack Obama August 4, 1961 @7:24 pm AHST Honolulu, Hawaii (Sun 12Leo33 in 6th house; Pluto 6Vir59 in 7th house; ASC 18AQ03; MC 28Sco54) and Mitt Romney March 12, 1947 @9:51 am Detroit, Michigan (Sun 21Pis11 in 11th house; Pluto 11Leo22 Rx in 4th house; ASC 1Gem01; MC 6AQ43.)
Here are the willful, powerful midpoint pictures involved with details from Munkasey, Tyl, and Ebertin, any of which may or may not apply though they are subject to stimulation by transit and progression:
President Obama--Sun-Pluto = Uranus 25Leo16: sudden obsession to acquire additional power and control; a surprising suspicion of basic powers; use of scientific methods to achieve progress or gain power; powerful ideas; carrying out fanatic reforms without regard for oneself; new individual perspectives; sudden change; rebellion.
Mitt Romney--Sun-Pluto = ASC: enormous power projection; being forced to fight; ruthless establishment of one's own personality; suppression of the environment for the attainment of one's own aspirations; a crisis of self-preservation; experiencing the ruthlessness of others; making changes through applying the will; noticing the weakness in others and using the knowledge for personal advantage; efforts to rid the environment of corruption or immoral practices.
(For Mr. Obama, the above reminds me of drones and health care reform--for Mr. Romney, Bain Capital and Mormonism!)
Additionally, Mr. Obama's natal Sun-Pluto midpoint @24Leo46 contacts US natal Moon in Aquarius (We the People) by opposition so his Sun-Pluto = US n Moon: fluctuations in attempts to appear strong-willed; attempts to project power and persuasion; brutal suppression of feelings.
And Mitt Romney's Sun-Pluto midpoint @ 1Gem17 falls upon the rising Moon 1Gem26 in the Inauguration 2013 horoscope. Hmmm....are the two men more alike than most people realize? Well, at the least this dual Sun-Pluto-Moon circumstance reminds me of that disappointed every-four-year feeling that when it comes to swearing in new American presidents, it's six of one, half dozen of another and hardly a doughnut of difference in between.~:~
If you wish, view a previous post concerning the natal horoscope (shown) of George Washington whose natal Sun, like Mitt Romney's, is in mystical, murky Pisces; Washington's n Mercury @6AQ34 conjoins Romney's n Midheaven (The Goal; Career) and US n South Node. So here comes 'Mitt Romney for President'--again.