Posted by: Donna Cunningham | January 20, 2009


dalai-barack-webToday is is possibly the most glorious, God-given day in decades.  God bless President Obama and his family, God bless the United States of America, and God bless us all. Above is my favorite picture of Barak Obama, here with my other main hero, the Dalai Lama.   Below that is the chart of the Inauguation. Although the oath wasn’t finished until about 12:11 PM,  CNN noted that by law he became president at 12:00 Noon, Eastern Time. 44thpres

It’s a glorious chart–exactly as befits the occasion, with a hope-filled  and uplifting conjunction of Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, and North Node  in Aquarius on the Midheaven.  Mars is exalted in Capricorn in the 9th, house of lawmakers, trining Saturn in Virgo and sextiling a Venus-Uranus conjunction  in Pisces in the house of friendship (11th) .  This promises that there will surely be battles with congress, but conducted with gravitas–a brand new buzzword befitting Pluto’s entry into Capricorn. 

Mars’ trine and sextile to the Uranus-Saturn opposition show that he has the leadership ability to reconcile old and modern viewpoints and to mediate between the liberal andconservative elements. Venus-Uranus aspects are the “glitterati” factor we’re seeing–Princess Diana had the Aspect of Venus in Taurus to Uranus in Leo in a t-square with her Aquarius Moon. The conjunction, especially, shows  the ability to relate to–and appeal to–people of many different social and cultural groups. 

Are there problems in the chart?  How could there not be?  The void-of-course Moon has been remarked on by many astrologers, along with his announcement of his candidacy and his announcement of Joe Biden as his VP choice, all under the void-of course Moon.  Traditionally, this is supposed to mean a perid of limbo, of nothing happening.  The several planets in the early degrees of sign are supposed to mean, “It’s to soon to tell.”  Considering the high caliber of his cabinet choices and the intense and able preparations for the transition, it seems likely that things will happen quickly, but yes, we aren’t going to know how this administration works out for quite a while. 

I hold the somewhat heretical view that the chart of an event is the chart of the event itself only, and thus that the chart describes this glorious day and not his presidency.  I came to that conclusion after seeing numbers of supposedly wonderful wedding charts chosen by astrologers where the wedding itself was truly memorable but the marriage was short-loved.  Today’s chart is a glorious one, and it’s going to be a glorious day, and that’s enough for me right now.

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