President Obama will hold a press conference tomorrow, March 11, 2011, at 11:15 am est, it is announced.
Rising gas prices is said to be his topic during the presser yet rising at 11:15 am est in Washington DC tomorrow, we find the transiting South Node of the Moon (SN), a separative, Saturnian point of unconscious behavior and bad timing. SN rising indicates strong individualism, a non-conforming attitude with a very serious demeanor, and a lack of popularity. It's possible that the presser will be watched by few of the public (though w YouTube that's no serious problem for we can catch up later if we like.)
That Mr. Obama's Secondary Progressed (Sec) Sun now at 00Lib32 (at US natal Mc) is conjoined by transiting asteroid Nemesis (an unbeatable foe; divine retribution) tomorrow morning describes in part what's going on in our nation now stimulated by rebellious Uranus about to cross US natal Ic again (00Ari53 in our Sibly natal chart) and opposing Nemesis.
His Sec Ascendant @ 20Can05 (conjunct his n 6th cusp) brings up Fixed Star Castor which adds to the foe/enemy vibe for him since Castor's key phrases are a pos/neg mixture: to write or create, but also sudden fame or loss and murder. (Yet as you know, Astrology works in AC-DC fashion: energy flows in either or both directions alternately or simultaneously.)
Mr. Obama's Sec Moon 21Pis20 has an interesting Sabian Symbol...'22Pis' = "A Man Bringing Down the New Law from Sinai" (which frets someone like me who isn't favoring Zionism these days.)
Tomorrow at 11:15 am est, Moon 5Gem31 is in the karmic 12th house of Politics and Self-Undoing; earlier in the morning, Mr. Obama will experience a Lunar Return with his n Moon @ 3Gem21 in n 4th H; tr Moon conjoins tr Pan (namesake of panic and Pan-American) and the chart's Part of Treachery is close by them. Wealthy gold-horder Midas 8Gem12 is in 12th H as well and now conjoined with US n Uranus which we've seen in Wisconsin when Gov. Scott Walker thought he was sucking up to David Koch (Midas) on the phone; US n Uranus is disruptively rebellious and describes behavior - in Gemini there is duplicity in the works.
In DC, March 11, 2011's 11:15 am est presser horoscope (lots of 11s!), the president's Sec Moon falls in 10th H with tr Sun 20Pis45 spotlighting it. Also in 10th H is tr Uranus (so soon to hit the Aries Point 00Ari00 again in the afternoon which triggers US natal Ic as mentioned above and stirs up we-the-people in Madison WI and elsewhere) is for the moment at crisis degree 29Pis59 and straining toward the AP.
Rising Friday at 11:15 am est in DC (Hour: Jupiter '11Ari' = "The President of the Country"!) is 26Gem26 making Mercury the chart-ruler. So how will things proceed?
Mercury's two applying aspects give hints: square Pluto (3A40) with Pluto 7Cap18 in 7th house of Partners, Legal Matters, and Open Enemies. This square indicates penetrating insights and speech which may arouse bitterness in others and bring harsh criticism. (Can we expect anything better from the GOP toward a Democratic president?) And of course, any contacts between Mercury and Pluto may always have propaganda and surveillance connotations (US n Mercury opposite Pluto across the Can/Cap axis.)
The other applying aspect of chart-ruler Mercury is a conjunction w Jupiter (6A37) indicating that things may turn our all right after all (in 6 seconds, minutes, hours, days, months?) Mercury/Jupiter contacts often bring success with communications and plans yet can describe an inflated treasury straining budgets (we all resemble that remark), and legal decisions which affect commerce or transportation (oil pipelines? oil tankers and the Suez Canal?) Yet Sun/Jupiter = Uranus: a sudden turn; sudden success or good fortune; speculating; gambling.
Speedy Mercury, planet of pressers, reporters, bloggers, statements, remarks, announcements, questions, trade and commerce is @ 3Ari37 (10th H); Mercury in Aries is decisive, competitive, and is fond of debate. Good thing, since no matter what the President announces concerning rising gas prices (or anything else), we can be certain his plans and ideas will be debated and criticized by opponents who've remained in perpetual campaign mode since January 20, 2009.
With Neptune (gas, oil, liquids, oceans, deceptions, illusions, fraud) also at a crisis degree (29AQ13 in 9th H of Foreign Lands where most of the world's oil is located) and Venus @ 11AQ20, their midpoint is near the President's *natal ASC (18AQ03) so we have a midpoint picture...
Presser's Venus/Neptune = BHO's n ASC: appreciation of how reality can be altered; a union with peculiar people.
Some potentials for the combination of Venus/Neptune energies are:
appeals to the ideals of the people (listen for that), an inflated treasury (we know); using inflation as a means to manipulate growth (Rs, Ds, and the Fed are guilty of it); wealth derived from gas, oil, chemicals ; exaggerating or misstating internal resources (like strategic petroleum reserves?); scandals about deceptive practices within the treasury or internal resources (oil, gas?); subversives who want to gain access to finances; monetary fraud; spies in the financial branches. (Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets, Michael Munkasey.)
To Venus/Neptune Reinhold Ebertin adds, uncertainty.
On the presser's 8th cusp of High Finance, Debt, Credit, and Transformation is the NWO degree (Uranus conjunct Neptune all through 1993) of '18Capricorn' = "The Union Jack" = SUPERVISION...
negative expression: smug or strong-armed paternalism (Jones) - which is precisely what we're dealing with (oil and gas industry titans, Wall Street bankers, rich patrons of Republican union busters, bank rollers of Washington politicians on all sides) who, by their mega-wealth, are calling the political shots in America even louder than they ever did before.
So thanks for making the situation worse, SCOTUS. Some of you should be 'recalled' for the Citizens United decision.
*Chart used for President Barack Obama: August 4, 1961 7:24 pm AHST Honolulu, Hawaii.