Jul 24, 2009

President Obama's Solar Return 2009: chart + details

President Barack Obama's Solar Return on August 4, 2009 will perform as something of a natal chart for him until his 2010 birthday since any Return chart is 'good for' the length of time the planet in question takes for its orbit - thus, a Solar Return = one year (even though it's the Earth orbiting the Sun. This is Astrology, not Astronomy, and yes, astrologers know the difference!)

The president's SR chart is set for the White House (although Mr. Obama could very well be out of town on his birthday) - since he's the current denizen of the Oval Office, it seemed a fair idea to set this world traveler's Solar Return chart for the White House as its primary representative.

If you click to enlarge, you'll see that President Obama's natal placements are highlighted around the outside of the chart in pink; a few US natal positions are notated as well. US natal Moon in Aquarius continues to be affected by Jupiter/Neptune and by Chiron, although I neglected to enter the Moon's position on this chart.

Solar Return 2009 for President Obama:

Hour: Sun; chart-ruler Jupiter, retrograde in 3rd house, indicating delays (Rx) in Jupiterian things such as money, ideals, and expansion, especially in the realm of 3rd house Communications issues. 3rd house is also The Neighborhood, so our nation is obviously affected by the president's Solar Return.

Hemispheric emphases are balanced: 5 in the North, South, East, and West: You/Me and Public/Private in balance. The chart is weighted on the Mutable/Earth side, an indicator of Virgoan concerns.

Chart-ruler Jupiter's ongoing conjunctions with Chiron and Neptune are the only aspects the jolly giant makes in the SR 2009, applying or separating. (Separating aspects are given equal weight in Return charts, as per Mary Shea and Erin Sullivan to me.) So the expansive, inflationary, speculative pair, Jupiter and Neptune, rules Mr. Obama's year along with Chiron, the wounded healer, who can't seem to pass a healthcare reform bill until further notice. Perhaps a Direct Chiron in a couple of months will help circumstances.

There are many spiritual dimensions to the Jup-Chir-Nep trio, of course, but this blog is more for Politics, that organized system of hatreds (as explained by Henry B. Adams, John's grandson.) And this is Washington we're talking about, so spiritual concerns are shunted aside in most cases.

The natal house brought to the SR Ascendant is of primary importance, and for Mr. Obama's 2009 SR, this would be his 10th house of Public Status and Career. SR Mercury/Neptune midpoint is on his natal Mc, so we have...

SR Mercury/Neptune = n Mc: far-reaching plans and ideas; sympathetic understanding of others; intuitive thinking; to go the wrong way; lies; self-deception; living among the clouds, or without practical orientation.

(I've noticed the above midpoint picture operative when lots of air travel 'among the clouds' is indicated. As usual with mdpt pics, it's an any, all, or none may apply proposition; pics from Tyl and Ebertin.)

The Sun is in a critical point in the 8th house, just before the 9th cusp.

The house of the SR Sun is very important as its affairs are a focus for the year - the will to achieve (Sun) is associated with people and issues governed by that house and is a year's worth of opportunity to gain mastery over the house's concerns. (I only hope it's all for the best interests of a sovereign America, don't you?)

Plus, the 8th is a succedent house so resources and personal values are in the spotlight; succedent houses represent conclusions, finalities, and opportunities for stabilization. However, with Sun conjunct 9th cusp, there is a Solar ego/will/purpose blend with the Cadent 9th house.

A Cadent house indicates phases of transition, fluctuation, and preparations for long-range achievements. (Hope this isn't a picture of more US taxpayer monies being sent across the seas to we know not where.)

A Cadent SR Sun hides steps being taken behind the scenes which may flower and become apparent near or at the next SR (August 2010.)

(I do not want Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security gutted, thanks. But if Capitol Hill politicians want to take large pay cuts, that'd work just fine. Paying their own medical insurance premiums would be a great improvement, too. Why should we continue to do it when our own insurance and med situations are so shaky?)

There are two aspects to the president's Sun here: an opportunity aspect, a sextile (60 degr) to Mars (applying, so exact a little after his SR - 3A46), and a separating sesqui-square (interlaced squares of dynamic inter activity) with reformer Uranus 26Pis10 Rx in 4th house of Real Estate, Domestic Scene, and Security Concerns.

Mr. Obama's heritage and roots (4th house) may be continue to be under fire as well through the actions of disruptive Uranus in mysterious Pisces...in other words, his birthplace is still under suspicion in the minds of some people, though I think their chances for traction on the issue have passed -- or have they?

One must think also of flu epidemics in the US by way of the Pisces connection to contagions with disruptive Uranus Rx in 4th house of Domestic Scene.

A very prominent factor is an angular Saturn 19Vir46 at Midheaven - not just at Mc, but on it, and thus the closest planet to a SR angle (excepting natal Moon conjunct Descendant as mentioned below under 'Mercury square natal Moon.')

Mid-September 2009 will be a peak of activity for the president when the Sun contacts this SR Mc and Saturn, and healthcare reform legislation should be at a peak of some sort: marked up, voted on, or even passed already. Voted down is a possibility, too, especially considering this Return's Mars/Saturn square, an aspect of blockages and obstacles. Mars/Saturn energy is very much 'stop and go' and can be very frustrating.

The Mc is the Goal/Aspiration Point of any chart, and Saturn = government; this indicates that control and authority are his main aims and with Saturn in Virgo, sign of Health, we know the agenda for healthcare reform (or insurance reform, if you prefer, for that seems to be the main focus with this legislation) will remain on Mr. Obama's menu for the duration of the upcoming year.

The good news is that Saturn is Direct; the bad news is that the Old Man is about to catch up with US natal Neptune 22Vr25, the 'grim reality' transit, but it can also indicate dreams (Neptune) made real (Saturn.) Healthcare reform at last?!

Sun to SR ASC 3Sag55 is a busy time, too, near the end of November; Sun to Pluto 1Cap01 may tell a major part of the tale with its 'formidable power' flavor on or about Dec 23, near Winter Solstice 2009.

Mercury to natal Pluto:

SR Mercury 3Vir01 will conjunct natal Pluto 6Vir59 on or about August 7 or 8, so the president's activities center around and relate directly to gaining power (Pluto, in Virgo, sign of Health. Perhaps the Republicans are correct: if they ruin Obama's healthcare intitiative, it will be his political "Waterloo"); finance, investments, work methods, and organizational talents are highlighted as well. Important travel is indicated as might be expected with any head of state, even a merely titular one.

The Solar Return Moon:

The Solar Return Moon always gives quite a few details about the year's daily momentum and this SR Moon is at a critical/crisis 29th degree: 29Cap14, conjunct the transiting North Node (NN) - which puts them both smack dab within Mr. Obama's natal Saturn 25Cap20 Rx and Jupiter 00AQ52 Rx conjunction.

He definitely will be dealing with crises, won't he? He signed on for it, in fact!

And 29Cap is the degree of the US Secondary Progressed Pluto, planet of nuclear bombs, sabotage, and extreme wealth...the 'secret hand' of government, as I tend to call it. Permanent transformations are stealthy Pluto's stock in trade.

SR Moon and the president's natal Jupiter key a midpoint: Uranus/ASC, a combination of energies which Ebertin gives as: 'a quick response to the influence of the environment; inventive ability; tech and industrial connections; scattering one's energies; haste or restlessness; excitable people; upsets; accidents; headaches; rearranging one's environment.'

Three pictures are formed and are written on the chart, but I'll type them more in full for you...

Uran/ASC = Moon: emotionalism spills into view; needing support, approval, and sympathy; quick mood changes; sudden experiences through the female sex.

Uran/ASC = NN: getting like-minded people on board; seeking change jointly with others; bringing about change along with others; an association dictated by common interests.

Uran/ASC = n Jupiter: successful cooperation and teamwork; quick contacts are easy; a fortunate rearrangement of the environment; working feverishly to earn recognition.

SR Moon in Capricorn accents responsibilities, status, and as we might expect with Capricorn, one's reputation is on the line. Setting a good example and exhibiting emotional control are musts; interactions with others are 'all business'; issues with elderly family members may occur during the year (in this SR's timing, 2nd house = end of 2009 and first 3 months of 2010 since the clock starts ticking on August 4) and as previously mentioned, this SR Moon is at a stand-out 29th degree.

If afflicted, SR Moon in Cap indicates emotional depression or a sense of failure: this Moon's only aspect in the Return chart is a sesqui-square with Mars. Will mother-in-law have a health crisis? Will the president be in danger or have an accident? Life is complex and occurs on many levels at once - thus, Astrology is the same and only tells us trends and influences, not usually the precise events.

A SR Moon with an adverse aspect doesn't bode well for popularity so we'll see if President Obama's poll numbers continue to slide. His SR 2009 seems to hint that they will though perhaps not too much. He has improved America's standing overseas, that's for certain.

SR Moon in 2nd house: emotions are tied in with financial security; incomes increase or decrease (wherever the astrological Moon is there are fluctuations); expenditures do increase; there may be new choices about how to spend money and energy. If afflicted (yes, by Mars, andby critical degr), there may be temporary (Moon) blocks put on spending or on incoming funds. But the 'block' from Mars is considered a minor affliction (136 degr) though it could have adverse health indications.

Opposite, in 8th house of Big Money, we see transiting South Node about to precisely contact the current Solar Eclipse degree, 29Can27, of July 21, 2009. This is the 'systems fail; new methods are needed to deal with events brought by the Eclipse; any blocks may be violently or tragically removed' Series (Brady's Predictive Astrology.) Yucky, but there it is.

We'll see how operative this difficult Eclipse is for the president and the country as his SR year goes on. If it isn't, I won't fuss, I'll say, whoopee! It falls, however, in Mr. Obama's SR 8th house, so we expect our financial system to be part of the circumstances as the Fed vies for more power, and other institutions jockey for better positions within the new hierarchy the power elite envision for our nation and the world.

North Node to natal Jupiter:

This creates an interesting pile-up in one of the money areas, the 2nd house, and NN to n Jupiter is a time of profitable liasons, meetings, and 'connections', but the fruitfulness of this contact can lead to moving too fast due to possibilities for easy expansion which may then cause future collapse. (Sorry! I'm not making this up, you know, it's in the chart, more's the pity.)

Well, you've noticed the ongoing Saturn/Uranus opposition lining up for another stand-off (Sept 11, 2009), here across SR 4/10 axis. Plus, this SR is one day after a Lunar Eclipse: August 5, 2009, 8:54:42 pm edt, White House, Moon 13AQ43, Sun 13AQ43 in 6th house of Health, Work, Service, and services such as military and police forces.

So basically the August 5 Lunar eclipse qualifies as a Full Moon in the president's 2009 SR chart, a good omen, actually, although slightly less fortunate than having a New Moon in a SR. A Full Moon (the Lunar Eclipse), normally indicates a culmination of activities relating to the house polarity, and may show discordant separations in relationships. As a Lunar Eclipse, hidden weaknesses may show up for the president.

And his SR Sun and Moon are 166 degrees apart (just before the Lunar Eclipse of the next evening) so there is some question of his being overly confident within relationships - Mr. Obama may find himself left at the political altar by someone he'd depended on and perhaps shouldn't have.

And since a Return chart is also a Transit chart, you see that Mercury is squaring Mr. Obama's natal Moon which is posited on the SR Descendant of Partnerships - fluctuations and changes (Moon.) Mercury is Midheaven ruler as well as Desc ruler so the partnership changes have something to do with Career and Public Status issues.

Mercury square natal Moon:

This is a time when one must grapple with conflicting opinions, annoying distractions, and too much or too little information. Projects may not get finished on time due to frustrations and interruptions, privately and in the public arena.

Travel delays and difficulties may occasion re-schedulings or cancellatons; important papers, documents, and other info are misplaced or lost. It isn't impossible to make progress when Mercury squares natal Moon, yet mechanical and other failures interfere with smooth sailing as plans must be changed at the last minute. (Instant Horoscope Reader, Julia Lupton Skalka.)

Of course, being aware of these indications always helps, doesn't it?

Well, that's the gist of what I'm noticing in President Obama's Solar Return 2009, so let me know what I left out, okay? ;p


Note: For some reason, SpellChecking stopped working halfway through this post, so please pardon any typos. They will be corrected later when Blogger's spelling ability returns. jc


Duse said...

One thing about that Saturn-Mars square is that Mars sits in the SR 7th while Saturn, as you said, sits on the MC.

I suspect this shows the Public, in the guise of that very public, very powerful Saturn, becoming more reluctant to accept something "fast" i.e. Mars, and insist on something done right which will be strong, solid and lasting i.e. Saturn.

Obama's aggressive courting of support (shown by Mars in that partnership oriented SR 7th) will meet resistance. And Saturn, known to restrict, constrict and delay, will certainly do so IF Obama focuses on Health Insurance Reform as a reason to run a Victory Lap, claim Political Dominance and begin his 2012 re-election campaign and not as something serious which should be done right.

In fact, I suspect Saturn on the SR Midheaven will demand it. I also suspect he'll minimize Obama's popularity as people begin to see him in the clear light of day. Any efforts on his part (Mars in that 7th again as well as that Mercury square) to drum up support will fall flat or backfire. This chart is offering him a chance to find other ways to garner support other than his charm or personal popularity. It's demanding he act responsibly, use the facts (and not fudge them), and use his authority with intelligence, grace and honesty.

With the strong axis placement of that Saturn-Uranus opposition, there may also be sudden events which strike at his core. Or, as the 4th is also the End of the Matter, there may be very sudden "endings" which deflate Obama's prestige (Saturn on that MC) in the Public's eyes.

But that SR Mercury square without doubt shows the challenge he'll have in selling his plan ... and, in effect, his Presidency. It may also indicate difficulty in using the media as effectively as before.

A note about that 8th House SR Moon. The 8th is an Occult House, so it's not as active or easy to peg as the Material or Relational Houses. One might find it more difficult to "succeed" with that SR Sun placement if one is judging one's success by outside measures. It's more about the Inner Journey this year and not selling oneself.

Just my long-winded two cents.

Jude Cowell said...

Duse, thank you very much for your analysis and i think you're on the money. As BHO's poplarity fades we'll see if there's substance underneath, won't we?

My question is always: who is the president really working for? He Talks a good game on behalf of the people, but the proof is yet to come.

Mention is made of your excellent comments in my latest post of the Ron Paul video on the NWO...your input is much appreciated! jude

Duse said...

my pleasure, Jude.

It's important to remember that Obama is a Leo with a Leo North Node. The Election was never about Us, the People. It was about him. It was about Making History and it was about Beating The Clintons and it was about Riding The Media Gravy Train all the way to the White House. It was about a lot of things, but it wasn't about what he sincerely wanted to do for Us, the Voter.

Now he's there and he's President and the Universe has given him a Solar Return designed to test his mettle, to test his patience, to test his resolve and to test what he truly believes as opposed to what is politically convenient. Saturn, as he so often does, is demanding he step up to the plate and work very, very hard or suffer a humiliating, very public defeat. He's demanding he step away from the microphone, from the smooth talk and glib answers and attempts to charm Us and knuckle down elbow deep in the job he needs to do. I suspect those Leo placements will feel a bit lost at first without the roaring adulation of The Crowd.

As you said, we'll see what he's made of.

My partner actually has a similar square in his Aug Lunar Return chart, only with Mars overwhelming the Midheaven tightly square Saturn sitting directly on the Ascendant. I've warned him to utilize patience with the inevitable delays and yet be ready for opportunities to come from out of the blue. I've also suggested people may suddenly come to him as some sort of Expert or Authority and to be ready for that.

Thankfully, although he still has Saturn on the Ascendant (with Mercury/Venus and the Sun) in his SR which begins in September, that Mars remains in his SR 10th, but moves into a sweet sextile with the aforementioned combo.


Might be interesting to take a look at Michelle's SR to see how HER year looks! :-)

Duse said...

You know, Jude. Obama has a natal Mars-Saturn trine and his natal Mercury is sextile his Moon. These squares in his Solar Return may not be as hard as I first thought.

What they may be is frustrating, infuriating, a test of patience, and a strong signal from the Universe to slow w-a-y down when it comes to pushing things through or pushing others to push things through (with Mars in the SR 7th).

I still believe that Saturn on the MC will drastically diminish or even mute the Public Support he gets, but the square to Mars may not be as immobilizing as I first thought. And he may flounder at first as his Mercury-Moon sextile adjusts to the more active, challenging square -- seen perhaps in his emotional, inappropriate response to the Gates matter recently. In fact, I anticipate seeing him say things -- surprising things! -- he'll need to "recalibrate" later with the Public growing increasingly tired of it. They'll be looking for A Responsible, Thoughtful Leader and Obama may give them the frustration of a stymied Mars.

Of course, it all depends on how he responds to this new, more challenging energy. The natal trine may have made him a bit lazy -- he's not a man famous for his work ethic --, so I do expect to see an overheated Mars response at first to Saturn suggesting he trot back to the drawing board and rework it. And the Public may respond with a chilly lack of interest or patience (Saturn not overly impressed with or moved by the heated bluster of a frustrated Mars).

But the natal potential to learn from and work with these new energies is there.

Guess we'll see. :-)

And thank you for this fantastic forum to share our thoughts.

Jude Cowell said...

Brilliant! jude

DD said...

I have spent all afternoon reading, listening and thinking about your posts now on Stars OW and have a few thoughts.

The swine flu vaccine thing. Creating a health crisis for uninsured and pushing through a plan seems a slimy thing for Obama to be in on. Do you think he is?

Also, his personal life, as revealed in his SR seems a bit rocky with the women in his life, all four of them. A female reporter might surprise him and catch him off guard, or a female authority or head of state.

While a fully agree about David I.
on 9/11, what does that say about all those at the top of the government who have to know something of its real story. Are they that corrupted? Makes me want to skip right on past them and look at those at the tip of the top and not be distracted. I still want an overview on where all this is really going. At least the real plan. I am surrounded by warnings, hints, ghastly images and feel like I'm in the movie Matrix.

Thank You for being there. You have been so busy clearing the rubble from the path and I have come to rely on your posts!

Jude Cowell said...

'All afternoon' D? Uh oh, and you can never get it back is the thing.

The David Icke video shows their dead, cold - i would say, reptilian - eyes, and explains mind control bwo 'alters' of the brain which can be switched on for them to do what they must do...of course some of the crooks are downright nasty enough not to need such prompting.

And all those early Bush jokes about 'something in the kool-aid' or in the 'pretzels' may be closer to the truth than we know, dumb as it may seem.

'Ideology' - esp with a mega-bucks sweetener and a promise of a place in the raft (or ISS?) - is a strong incentive.

Factor in that everyone is afraid of the spider/octopus head/Hydra head/whatever you call it, and you've got some high class strong-arming going on.

Complete control is quite an aphrodesiac, D, and i agree that BHO may not Know All - a tactic to keep the fullest knowledge in the topmost claws. Everyone concentrates on their own part of the script for best performance.

It may not be a personal choice even as 'president' to make an Epidemic sort of decision (yet the word does appear in a midpoint picture.) Population control and DNA collection bwo 'universal' healthcare or whatever they end up calling it, is a goal for winnowing out the chaff - but as i've recently come to accept: mainly for finding descendants of certain bloodlines.

Thank you So Much, DD, for your comments, and i'm sorry for bumming you or anyone out. It's not as if i'm the one planning or perpetrating this anti-social crap, i just consider it out loud in my novice-like way and send it out in hopes it may aid you and others in some fashion - and to spread the word that the wolves lie in wait. Seriously.


DD said...

I totally agree about wolves waiting. I hadn't thought of bloodlines, but that makes sense.

I do wonder sometimes, what can I do about it? Water, food quality decisions. Exercise. Turn off the TV. Go off the grid, head for the hills?

I am experiencing what others who reacted to the 70s flu shot describe.

At my age, young to an 80-year-old, I wonder how I can help others if I can't even help myself.

That is a downer. But some days I wake up and feel overjoyed for my blessings. When I am alone I can relax and feel safe, at least out of harm's way. But I love my computer for observing.

You don't bring me down. You are a friend in all things I don't dare speak of at work. It's amazing the state of denial people are in. But reading your blog is a place to affirm and agree.

Jude Cowell said...

Yes we're all in the same leaky boat but some captains aren't what they appear to be and the real admirals we never see so they can be held accountable for the purposeful sinking!

Glad you can feel that way about this blog, DD, wish others would - there's no one at work for me to discuss vital matters with either!


libramoon said...

Hey Jude,

Just to let you know I posted this to Seers and Seekers today.


Jude Cowell said...

Why thank you, libramoon, very kind!

Still haven't figured out the conflict between the group and my browser but so far, my browser is 'winning' and i can't sign up.

I'm in a snit over it. In fact, things haven't been the same around here since my isp merged with yahoo... jude