Jay-Z in front of ObamaAs the U.S. election approaches, astrologers are in a frenzy of prediction. This is a particularly important election not just because of the players involved, the unique economic situation but because these things are so accurately mirrored in the heavens. As above...so below.
Tomorrow we see the first of four Saturn/Uranus oppositions. The moon will be void of course. Neptune will be stationed for 2 days. On November the 27th Pluto goes into Capricorn finally where it will stay until 2025.
These are significant politically (or in astrological parlance in a 'mundane' way) because they involve the outer planets which affect generations.
The two candidates charts have only recently been verified. John McCain's on June 13th and Barack Obama's on October 13th (not their birth dates, merely when their birth certificates were put into the public domain). Hillary Clinton's time of birth has never been confirmed.
Therefore astrologers have only recently been able to properly consider the data and thus make predictions.
It still is a hard election to call. The 10th house of career, authority, public status is what needs to be looked at. Pluto is nearing conjunction of McCains' North Node (a fated point of destiny in the chart) in the 10th.
Pluto (power) on the other hand is opposing Obama's Venus in Cancer in the 5th house. No wonder everybody is "in love" with him. The U.S.A. is a Cancerian country (July 4th) but has it's moon in Aquarius and resonates with that energy. Obama has Aquarius rising. McCain has moon in Aquarius. There have been more Aquarian presidents than any other sign (Lincoln, Roosevelt, Reagan to mention a few).
Aquarius is how America likes to be seen by others; humanitarian, futuristic and innovative. Cancer however is it's true nature, conservative, obsessed with food, indirect, nostalgic for the past, maternal, home-loving. (Cancer rules breasts hence the American beauty ideal of large breasts!)
Sarah Palin is extremely Aquarian, with at least four planets including her Sun and Moon in that sign.
Anyway most astrologers call it for Obama. I'm not so sure.
Either way there is going to be a huge reaction across the world. Anger if McCain gets it. Joy if Obama gets in. There will also be accusations of vote fraud, underhand tactics (Neptune stationed), delays about the result.
If Obama does get in, will he actually serve as President? Many astrologers believe that something will occur to prevent him taking office. They see danger.
I will spend tomorrow night at the Astrological Lodge in London where a constellation of astrologers will be considering the tertiary progressions of Obama and McCain's charts.