Whose fault is the BP oil spill, that’s wrecking large parts of America’s coastline? From a legal point of view BP might be to blame, but really, that’s not the point. This oil spill is turning into such a large event, that it goes beyond the bounds of corporate responsibility. At some level it was America’s fate to suffer mass, hydrocarbon pollution.
This fate is not just about a nation, it’s also about an individual. Barack Obama. He is the country’s President, and Americans, by electing him, have linked their fate with his.
Barack Obama, with his birth taking place just after sunset, is someone who tends to be reliant on other people, who often finds it difficult to make his own decisions. This will change during his second term, assuming he really wants another four years in office, but right now, America has a President who responds rather than acts.
This is made worse by the fact that Barack Obama has Uranus close to the Western horizon. Uranus is the planet of accidents and explosions, so he’s attracting heavy, explosive events – and it’s therefore not surprising that he’s comparing the BP oil spill to 911. And remember, it’s not just him that attracting these events, it’s also America – as I’ve already suggested, when you elect a President you have to accept the whole package, and that includes the President’s personal fate.
Looking at Obama’s birthday horoscope, set for his forty-eighth birthday in August 2009, you see Uranus again on the Western horizon. So this was the year when the full potential of his Uranus will manifest. The oil spill was one manifestation, and there may be a couple more explosive events between now and his forty-ninth birthday, on August 4 2010.
However when astrologers think about oil, we usually think about Neptune rather than Uranus. Obama’s Sun in Leo is making a 90-degree aspect to Neptune. The Sun is his authority, and the issue of oil is undermining it. And in some people’s eyes his attacks on BP are actually weakening him – because Obama’s first priority should be to deal with the leak, and not to get side-tracked by a blame-game.
By the way, playing a blame game, and looking for scapegoats, is quite common amongst people born around sunset. When things go wrong, there’s a tendency to project the problem onto other people. And perhaps this is what America is doing, through its President. The country wants cheap oil, and one way of getting this is through offshore drilling. Yet when things go wrong the easiest option is to blame an outsider, such as BP, or to use its former name, British Petroleum.
The fact that the oil spill is damaging Obama politically is also show by Neptune’s transiting square of his Midheaven – in astrology, the Midheaven is connected with career and status
His Midheaven is at 28 degrees 54 minutes Scorpio, and at the beginning of this month Neptune was stationary, at 28 degrees 42 minutes Aquarius.
Yet when looking at Obama’s presidency, one shouldn’t get too side-tracked by the BP spill. Other problems will occur, and Obama’s first impulse will be to respond rather than act. Yet somehow he needs to learn to be an effective President, and that means being ready to take the initiative, in a way that shows authority rather than petulance.
Copyright © 2010 Archie Dunlop
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