I didn’t make any predictions about the midterm elections. There didn’t seem to be any point. The pollsters had already said that the Republicans would take control of the House of Representatives and the Democrats would hold the Senate. You didn’t have to be an astrologer to know that that was going to happen, and that was indeed what did happen.
As for Barack Obama’s immediate future, psychology, not astrology, can probably give you the answer. Whatever psychotherapists and new age gurus might tell you, people don’t change. Historically Barack Obama hasn’t held down his jobs for very long, whether it’s as a lawyer, a state legislator or a senator, and the presidency isn’t any different. So right now, as he contemplates the headache of a divided Congress, I believe he’ll be looking forward to the new job opportunities that the end of his term in January 2013 will bring.
Yet from an astrological point of view I’ve always believed that if he stands in 2012, he’ll win – this is because his luck dramatically improves over the Summer of this year.
By then, he will have already made up his mind – indeed, he will have had to make up his mind. So this really is a situation where Obama can benefit from an astrological consultation – an astrologer would I think tell him that things won’t get much worse, that soon enough he’ll be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Unfortunately I don’t think Obama believes in astrology.
Still, at this moment in time, Obama has his fate in his own hands. He needs to look at America and realise that over the last couple of years he’s neglected his own destiny.
In his horoscope he has the North Node of the Dragon in Leo in the Seventh House. The North Node is where the northward path of the Moon crosses the path of the Sun. It’s the place we should be going to. The Seven House is about reaching out to ‘the other’, and in the context of American politics, it’s bipartisanship and understanding other people’s points of view. Leo is about leadership, but with the Seventh House involvement it’s the kind of leadership that involves cooperation with one’s political opponents.
The point opposite the North Node is the South Node. It represents the line of least resistance – the behaviours that come most easily, which represent the past rather than the future. The South Node is regressive.
Obama’s South Node is in Aquarius in the First House. Aquarius is cool, calm and logical, as well as being detached and sometimes a bit arrogant. The First House is about the self – believing one has got the answers, and in combination with Aquarius, tending to believe that one’s intellect sets one apart from ordinary mortals.
The midterm elections have focused fairly and squarely on Obama’s North and South Nodes. Over the next couple of years he will have to cooperate with a Republican-dominated House of Representatives, and he has a chance to tune into his North Node in Leo in the Seventh House. This means dropping the ideological baggage, and accepting that he hasn’t got all the answers. It also means connecting with the American people, as a leader who genuinely understands their needs.
In the first instance it will be tough road, but by the Summer of 2012, as his poll ratings start recovering, he’ll begin to see the benefits. Unless he’s decided to be a one-term President, which astrologically (and psychologically) is very likely.
Copyright © 2010 Archie Dunlop
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