If you know what day someone was born you can tell a lot about them. You’ll know what signs most if not all of their planets are in, and you’ll have a good understanding of their main psychological dynamics. However when delineating their horoscope, it’ll be difficult to discuss concrete details, and one’s reading will have a certain vagueness to it.
Yet when we have an accurate time of birth, we can see which areas of a person’s material existence will be affected by the various planets. And it’s much easier to predict how their life will unfold.
The time issue has been a major problem for astrologers in the US, who have been struggling to make sense of Barack Obama’s horoscope. His date of birth, August 4 1961, was never in question, and neither was his place of birth, namely Honolulu, Hawaii. Yet the time was needed to complete the picture.
Some astrologers apparently couldn’t deal with the uncertainty, and went for 1.06 pm. This time had come from a reputable source, but it couldn’t be confirmed.
It’s obviously very dangerous to paint a detailed pictured on a shaky canvass. If, at a later stage, the time is shown to be wrong, there’s a risk of serious embarrassment, both to oneself and to one’s craft.
Fortunately the matter has now been resolved, or so it seemed. This week, at the United Astrology Conference in Denver, it was announced that he was born at 7.11 pm. So it would appear that anyone who made rigid interpretations based on the 1.06 pm birth time has got egg on their face.
I promptly set up Obama’s chart for 7.11 pm, and it was a great time for him to be born. Based on that chart alone, I can see a convincing case for him winning the presidential election in November.
Nonetheless, I’m going to stick to my guns. I don’t think he’s going to win, I still believe it’s going to be McCain, unless Hillary can snatch victory from the back-fangs of defeat. Though quite what I’d predict if Hillary were Obama’s running mate, I don’t know.
But getting back to the 7.11 pm birth time, I asked myself whether this time really was accurate. In fact, at 5.54 this morning, Bratislava time, I asked the question ‘Was Barack Obama born between 7.00 pm and 7.20 pm.’
At the time I asked the question the Moon was void of course in late Libra, in a part of the heavens known as the Via Combusta. So the answer is NO, Barack Obama was not born between 7.00 pm and 7.20 pm. And even if I see documentary evidence of a 7.11 pm time – for example on a birth certificate – I won’t believe it. The chart for my question was very simple and remarkably clear. So as far as I’m concerned, the hunt for Obama’s birth time is still very much on.