In the television series The X-Files, FBI agent Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) had a poster hanging in his office of a UFO with the caption “I Want to Believe” above it. It’s apparent that many people want to believe in Senator Barack Obama for President of the United States.
I’m not in any way implying that Obama believes or has a position on unidentified flying objects, but the question arises that as a presidential candidate espousing “change we can believe in”, I would like the Senator to elaborate on exactly what kind of change he wants and more importantly, what his timeframe for delivering that change would be. Without this information, the only way I can gain insight into Obama is astrologically. Barack Obama was born August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Until a definitive birth time is obtained, I can only look at his planetary aspects which do show his popularity at this time.
One of the first things I like to look at is the planetary connections a presidential candidate has to the USA horoscope. Immediately you see why Obama’s campaign theme is about change, belief, and hope. Obama’s Mars (where he puts his energy and efforts) is in Virgo, exactly aligned with the USA Neptune. Neptune rules beliefs, hope, and idealism. In Virgo, it relates to the hopes and aspirations of the “workers”. Obama’s Uranus in Leo opposes the USA Moon in Aquarius (the signed ruled by Uranus). Uranus is the planet of change and revolution. The Moon represents the nation’s people in a country’s chart. The American people have an independent spirit, so Obama’s call for change resonates. The final strong connection Obama has to the USA chart hasn’t really surfaced, aside from Warren Buffett’s support. Obama’s Saturn conjoins the USA Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto in the financial second house of the USA horoscope represents the small number of wealthy Americans who exert their influence over the nation’s economy (plutocracy). If elected, Obama may express his Saturn by limiting the plutocracy’s influence through imposing higher taxes and governmental restrictions on them. Or he could express this energy through limited restrictions that do little to change the status quo of business as usual in Washington. An example of this occurred at Saturday’s debate in New Hampshire. Obama said he pushed through legislation restricting lobbyists from buying meals for members of Congress. Moderator Charles Gibson reminded him that lobbyists can still buy meals providing everyone eats and drinks standing up.
Obama was born with the Sun in Leo. The Sun is in its “home” sign here. Just as the Earth revolves around the Sun, people with the Sun in Leo enjoy being the center of attention and taking a leadership role. Ironically, Bill Clinton was the last president with the Sun in Leo. He portrayed himself as the candidate of change as his Uranus conjoined the USA Mars (action). Leo is the proud lion, and physically Obama expresses this with his chin held high. Obama would attract even more support if he expressed the wit and charisma Leos are most loved for. Many times his body language and tone comes across as arrogant. Obama’s theme of believing in hope is expressed in his birth pattern through his Sun challenging Neptune in Scorpio. Neptune energy is hard to define in concrete terms as it is more visionary.
Supporters have compared Obama to JFK. The candidate himself has compared his idealism to Kennedy’s. Obama was born when JFK was President, so people born at that time contain the spirit of that time within them. In an interview yesterday with Diane Sawyer, Obama referenced JFK’s goal to put a man on the Moon within 10 years. His point was that JFK’s vision seemed highly unrealistic at the time, yet it happened.
I would like Obama to be like John F. Kennedy and tell America specifically what change he believes in and when he would accomplish it. I shouldn’t have to do what Michael at Click Broker did. On his blog he describes how he had to register at Obama’s website in order to learn Obama’s positions. Obama courts the youth vote, but if he wants to win, he’s going to have to expand his base and gain the vote of older Americans. As incredible as it may seem to young people, many older Americans are not on the internet.
USA: July 4, 1776 5:10 PM Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bill Clinton: August 19, 1946 8:51 AM Hope, Arkansas