Thursday, January 28, 2010

Obama's State of the Union Address

I missed out on Obama’s State of the Union Address; so did I miss anything? Uh.., I don’t think so. Funny thing is that if I want to rely on what a politician has to say, hell would probably freeze over before any results would be seen. On the other hand, what one perceives is not necessary what actually is. We hear the opinion of those who agree and feel he has done a lot for an agonizing economy which was inherited, and the opposing party, which feel that too much spending has taken place and very little improvement has been seen. So how can we see the difference between what is perceived and what will be reality?

The stars, my dear Watson, the stars! Astrology has a way of unfolding the reality of such important events, especially the State of the Union Address. We can see how it was perceived by the people, if what was said is true, if the President will go back on his word, and what will actually take place during the course of the year after his speech. Let’s review, from an astrological point of view, what the speech actually reveals.

The President natural significator is the Sun, and the Sun is cadent in the VI house, peregrine, which actually shows us he has no power or strength, to solve the issues of work or health. It also shows us inconsistency in what he is doing and all that he may begin will not be completed. He has Mars in opposition in Leo, in the XII house. This represents hidden enemies who occupy important positions.

These “hidden enemies” will most likely strike in two years and three month. But Valens also says that it awakens the anger of authorities, and of the people. Having Mars retrograde, the malefic becomes even more malefic, so it is very likely we will see a lot of opposition and protest. I believe that his Health Plan will continue to run into problems, and unemployment will continue to increase.

But his speech is quite in line with his significator, here is what he had to say;

"It’s an agenda that begins with jobs.

As soon as I took office, I asked this Congress to send me a recovery plan by President’s Day that would put people back to work and put money in their pockets. Not because I believe in bigger government – I don’t. Not because I’m not mindful of the massive debt we’ve inherited – I am. I called for action because the failure to do so would have cost more jobs and caused more hardships. In fact, a failure to act would have worsened our long-term deficit by assuring weak economic growth for years. That’s why I pushed for quick action. And tonight, I am grateful that this Congress delivered, and pleased to say that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is now law.

Over the next two years, this plan will save or create 3.5 million jobs. More than 90% of these jobs will be in the private sector – jobs rebuilding our roads and bridges; constructing wind turbines and solar panels; laying broadband and expanding mass transit."

What about his Mercury in the V house?

"Because of this plan, there are teachers who can now keep their jobs and educate our kids."

And Venus and the Sun?

"Health care professionals can continue caring for our sick. There are 57 police officers who are still on the streets of Minneapolis tonight because this plan prevented the layoffs their department was about to make."

Mercury is his second significator and also the Almuten of the X house. Mercury is also peregrine in the V house, “House of Good Fortune”, but he feels that his “luck” is not favoring him. The ruler of the V house is Saturn, and Saturn is retrograde in Libra, which makes it malefic. So all that he has promised, will not be achieved. His triplicity rulers (Venus, Moon and Mars) reflect that they are against him, and that we will most likely see some protest within the next 5 to 6 month.

But what is also interesting how it all unfolds. Saturn is the ruler of the V and VI House, Investment, children, work and health. But being retrograde, it fails to fulfill his intentions.

Lot of Fortune:

Not many sources are found about the Lot of Fortune, but in Vittius Valens we find some extensive explanation about the Lot of Fortune, and I have found it to be quite useful. Valens mentions;

“For him who wishes to ascertain the matters of happiness more exactly, I will return to the Lot of Fortune.., ”

Obama’s Lot of Fortune is in the VIII, the furthest and darkest place of the chart. Does this seem to be a man who is happy? The Lot of Fortune is in Aries, and Mars is in the XII House, peregrine, retrograde and in opposition to the Sun.

Valens also says that Fortune and its ruler signify matters concerning the body and bodily afflictions. I am surprised, and least I have not heard as of yet, but I find that he has lost a lot of weight. [Someone correct me on this] But Fortune also allows us to see the ability and skills that the native has, and it seems that this job is just too big for him.
Much more could be said from this chart, but we will see how this will continue to unfold. Comments are welcome