The Rise of Obama Series (TRO) by The Betty is based on the premise that the Eclipse of August 1, 2008 was the astronomical event opening the road for Barack Obama’s assent to the presidency. Every few blogs, I have to remind my readers of my reasons for tracking the major astronomical events of the Obama Administration.
- Obama is the first African American to attain the highest office in the land.
- Before he assumed office, Barack Obama received more death threats than any other president-elect in history.
- Obama promised to get opposing factions to talk through the myriad of problems in the mid-east.
- Barack Obama’s solar return closely aligns itself with the Eclipse of August 1, 2008.
In fact, it appears as if the Eclipse is actually pushing Obama’s Sun forward triggering his winners aspect of Jupiter sextile Vertex and fortifying unlikely political partnerships due to Uranus and the Aries Point along his Descendant. Below is Obama’s Solar Return chart for 2008 and the Eclipse Chart for August 1, 2008. The Solar Return Chart is on the inside and the Eclipse Chart is on the outside. For a better view of the chart featured below try a double click!
For The Rise of Obama series (TRO) I’ve narrowed my research to Sun and Moon astronomical events called eclipses. Since several occur within a year, I’ve placed my focus on the major astronomical events that coincide or come near to Obama’s Astrological Solar Returns. Like most astrologers, I began working on Obama’s chart from a flawed birth report that allegedly surfaced from the Democratic National Committee. But because I based my research on an astronomical event rather than a birth record, most of my findings remain sound.
During the summer of 2008, most Opinion Polls showed McCain and Obama in a dead heat. But, on October 1, 2008, some 60-days after the Eclipse of August 1, 2008 Opinion Polls started to change. Obama’s lead went from waffling between 2-4 points to stabilizing at 8-9 points. You can say it was Hiliary. You can say it was Biden. I say it was the Eclipse of August 1, 2008.
The first thing astrologers learn is that when the Moon is tightly configured with several planets and/or significant chart points something major is happening or about to happen. This has been consistent since the time of the Pharoahs of Egypt when eclipses were used to mark the major historical events of their time. They found eclipses particularly useful in determining famine and the rise and fall of royal dynastys and empires.
The Eclipse of August 1, 2008 and Obama’s Solar Return chart for 2008 includes 10-chart points in the house of the eclipse. This includes 2-Suns, 1-Ascendant, 1-Part of Fortune, 2-Dragons Tails, 2-Mercurys and 2-Venuses, within a 19 degree spread, tightly configured with the Moon in the bi-wheel view. These 10-chart points appear:
1) In a relational house stimulating partnerships and the raising of status
2) In a succedent house increasing the potential for resources
3)In a string with Venus last at 28 degrees Leo forming a grand trine to chart points in another relational house and growth house.
4)With the South Node or Dragon’s Tail opposing Chiron conjunct Neptune or as I like to call the configuration “painful delusions.”
Below is a graphic view of the 10-chart points comprising Obama’s Solar Return chart for 2008 and the Eclipse Chart for August 1, 2008. The Solar Return Chart is on the inside and the Eclipse Chart is on the outside.
Again, the flawed birth report moved the eclipse event to the 2nd and 3rd houses; however, the emphasis in the flawed chart remained on practical as well as relational affairs.
Remember all the talk about the President not having a strategy for health reform and international affairs. He didn’t. During the eclipse, Obama’s Moon was in the 12th house forming a square to a Disassociated Vertex-Pluto conjunction. Normally this pair works to stimulate reforms and transformation, but it did not work well in this case and it took Obama a while before he could amass a brain trust to draft it. The first part of the disassociated pair namely the Vertex was in the 3rd house and Pluto can be found in the 4th – 4 degrees apart. At the time of the event, the pair stood astride the Ic.
But the assurance of a win was not in the Eclipse aspect pattern. The Eclipse aspect pattern only positioned Obama with the resources, partnerships and the support he needed to cinch a win. The promise of a win came from Jupiter sextile Vertex in the bi-wheel Eclipse and Solar Return view. What does this mean? Well, if Obama were still State Representative Obama or Private Citizen Obama he could have easily transferred his win to a lottery ticket, bingo hall, reality TV show, or a Friday night Karaoke contest. The bottom line is that, poised for the presidency, he was destined to win. This aspect along with Uranus and the Aries Point stirring up events near the descendant meant that Obama had the positioning to cause an upset.
Hey, we didn’t see all that!
On the contrary, we saw a great deal of upset. Hiliary was most upset and held off on her full support to the very end. Death threats on Obama’s life mounted day by day. People were and some still are – upset. Take this 2009 editorial from Andrew M. Manis an associate professor of history at Macon State College in Georgia that appeared in the Macon Telegraph. It’s called: When Are WE Going to Get Over It?
For much of the last forty years, ever since America “fixed” its race problem in the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts, we white people have been impatient with African Americans who continued to blame race for their difficulties. Often we have heard whites ask, “When are African Americans finally going to get over it? Now I want to ask: “When are we White Americans going to get over our ridiculous obsession with skin color? Recent reports that “Election Spurs Hundreds’ of Race Threats, Crimes” should frighten and infuriate every one of us. Having grown up in “Bombingham,” Alabama in the 1960s, I remember overhearing an avalanche of comments about what many white classmates and their parents wanted to do to John and Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King.
Since our recent presidential election, to our eternal shame we are once again hearing the same reprehensible talk I remember from my boyhood.
For those of you who are familiar with my style of astrology, this interpretation would not be complete without confirmation from an Arabic Part. Most notable is the Part of Kings and Sultans conjunct the bi-wheel Ascendant at 27 degrees Virgo, 1st house (some folks just hate this one). The Part of Kings and Sultans ensures Obama the audience of the rulers of the world. The Part of Kings and Sultans is called out in the graphic view of the 10-chart points above.
Now some of my colleagues will point to Saturn and attribute its placement with the Rise of Obama. Frankly, their reasons are sound. But in my research, I’ve never been able to associate Saturn with winning a contest like in an election, or a lottery, or a bingo game. Saturn says “I restrict” so I look at his appearance in the twelfth house of Obama’s chart as the restrictions (due to death threats) he continues to live with as president.
After the election, Obama had to wait 80 or more days before taking office. By that time, the August 1, 2008 Eclipse was nearly 170+ days old. Then Obama’s honeymoon inaugural lasted for another 100-days. Soon it was May and the hard transits to the August 2008 Eclipse Sun found Obama in the midst of a fight with FOX over fair media coverage. When the Desire for Reforms Eclipse debuted on July 21, 2009, Obama had dug in for the long haul on health care, the economic stimulus, withdrawing from Iraq, and re-focusing efforts in Afghanistan. The August 1, 2008 Eclipse still generates audiences with the rulers of the world evidenced by Obama’s recent travels to China, North Korea and his first state dinner in honor of India’s Singh, but the Reforms Eclipse and Obama’s reform platform is now center stage affecting every aspect of his work day, as well as our homes, our lives, and our future.
There are a number of interesting eclipses coinciding with President Obama’s Solar Returns through 2011. Astrologers have already predicted that 2011 will be the year that our global economy will turn around. In my opinion, this predicted turnaround will mark the actual Rise of Obama. For I believe that an African American’s rise to the presidency will mean little unless he’s able to turnaround these dark times. Anything less would pose the risk of Obama being uncharacteristically represented 10 to 100 years from now. Most African Americans don’t want that. We’re still reeling over D.W. Griffith’s “Birth of a Nation.” To make doubly sure this will not happen, The_Betty will be here chronicling astronomical events that mark and define The Rise of Obama.