It’s becoming evident to me that we are “back to the future”; the political powerful are aware that astrologers forecast events. In ancient times, only kings and emperors could afford the talents of an adept astrologer, but that was changing over the past century. However, now computers and the internet have exploded the number of people studying astrology and using it for themselves, relationships and finances. I don’t think it’s coincidence that we have no verifiable birth time for the front-running candidates in the US election. I am sure Hillary Rodham Clinton has kept her birth-time a mystery because she’s a Scorpio. I would not be surprised to discover that both Obama and McCain have people advising them to keep this information secret. Even if a candidate is not using astrology at this time, their advisors would have to be asleep at their computers not to see the wealth of intelligent speculation out there by people who watch horoscopes.
The time may come when even celebrities keep this information close to the cuff. But I think we’ve arrived at the time when an astrologer’s ability to forecast an election will only be as good as his/her rectification (ability to estimate the birth-time through research) skills.
Looking ahead at the Inauguration 1/20/2009 chart set for noon (which has been the date/time since the 20th Amendment), many may view the Scorpio moon as “void of course”. This means the moon is making no geometric aspects in the sky to any planet before it leaves its sign. However, many astrological text, including some by the great William Lilly, suggest that if the moon is “applying” (heading toward) a planet soon after it enters the next sign, then the “VOC” does not hold. The reason astrologers avoid a “void of course” moon for an event is it is unlikely the outcome will be as desired.
Of perhaps greater concern is the fact the moon is in Scorpio on 1/20/09 at noon, which is said to be in its “fall” (Scorpio moon natives internalize their feelings and present a cool demeanor because it’s so difficult for them to trust). This would indicate the public would be wary of the new president. If could also indicate loss and betrayal. If it is true that people with political power are paying attention more to astrologers, it’s possible for the inauguration to be delayed until 12:30 pm. I’m sure the spin-doctors can dream something up. The US would be much better served by a president who begins with a Sagittarius moon in place. Although it’s very unlikely the president elect would admit that was why the time was changed.
However, if the inauguration does occur at noon, the astrology indicates a presidency that will not fulfill its promise.
It would be interesting to study the inaugurations and see if they have actually taken place at noon. Certainly, extreme weather could be a legitimate reason for delaying the swearing-in ceremony. Great post!
Monica- I was responding to several clients concerns about the UAC astrology panel’s comments on the Inauguration. The masterful Rob Hand made a plea for the ceremony to occur later and I was fleshing out the “why” for my readers… but you’re right- it would be great to research the exactness of the noon time… more to come!
I’m just speculating.
Since 1945, only four presidents have been inaugurated during a V/C:
FDR (fourth term) – died in office
JFK – assassinated
Nixon (second term) – resigned to avoid impeachment
Bill Clinton (second term) – threatened with impeachment
It just seems that an inaugural V/C isn’t something to be preferred.
It would be really inetresting to see whether Obama’s natal moon is V/C, as he chose to announce on a V/C moon. Any suggestions? Maybe it will work for him if he’s natally predisposed……
Sorry for the typo!
Obama’s birth certificate states 7:24 pm, 8/4/1961 in Honolulu, HI…. this gives him a Gemini Moon at 3 degrees Gemini. It is applying to Pluto, Sun, Uranus and Mars. Interesting thought and I would definitely support it, but it won’t work in this case.
According to the Washington times, due to legal reasons, the original oath of office’s words were transposed therefore they needed to redo it. The time is listed with the washington times as to when Justice Roberts redid the oath of office. The time was 7:35p.m.Wed Jan 21st. Maybe Mercury rx was a help to Obama
The Constitution states the new president assumes the post at exactly noon, regardless of how slowly s/he officially takes office. I do think the actual enactment is a chart to look at, but our laws made him president at noon. But you’re right, many people are looking at this as an interesting “adjustment”. I’m already looking at 2012… maybe that’s when he’ll get in to do his visionary work after all the clean up.
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