I admit to being stunned when my daughter came home yesterday and said, “no”- she hadn’t heard Obama’s speech about education at school. We live in NY in a very diverse community (although Republicans are probably a minority among school parents).

Nonetheless this morning, I called the superintendent of schools. He explained that without the time to find out if the parents wanted it, he felt the best option was to offer optional viewing only to high school students.

On AstroChatter Radio yesterday, Monica Starr and I discussed the astrology of Obama’s education speech, its impact on the children who heard it as well as the difficulties of his delivering it.

I thought my daughter would be hearing it, so it was an example of how astrology works when I found out otherwise.

With transiting Saturn (limits) on Obama’s Mars (desire) and Uranus (disruption) in opposition, the U.S. President is in between a rock and a hurricane.

Instead of his intended message, the greater message heard was: “work hard, become President and you still won’t be able to move the rock because disorder will dominate.”

The last exact Saturn Virgo/Uranus Pisces opposition occurs on 9/15. At 24 degrees, it will be off his Mars, but as the President who was elected with this configuration, he cannot dodge the need to stand fast and claim leadership while tipping into profound change. The opposition is a cha-cha, which his Gemini Moon enables him to ably step. But with Pluto in Capricorn, where Saturn moves is where the work must be done.

The last time Saturn was on his Mars (albiet without the Uranus opposition) he transferred to Columbia University- which certainly pushed his ambitions up a notch and was probably hard yet satisfying in the long-run.

As I write this, the President is preparing to give a speech to Congress to push his healthcare agenda. So although he’s no Hillary, Obama must look at that uncomfortable 12th house Saturn of his and claim his authority, even at the risk of losing popularity… can he do it? Do I hear a: “yes, he can”?

Bill Moyer’s put it eloquently and succinctly.