Donald Trump ceases to become president at noon on January 20 2021. We can therefore say that Joe Biden’s term of office starts at this moment. Here’s the chart, set for Washington DC:
Since 1948 certain elements of the chart have remained the same, because the inauguration always happens on the same day at the same time, unless a president dies (JFK) or resigns (Nixon). The Ascendant, the Midheaven, and the Sun will be in the same positions: 14 Taurus, 26 Capricorn, and 1 Aquarius. This means that the Sun, from a sect point of view, is always strong: in a daylight chart, above the horizon, and in a masculine sign. Though it is weakened by being in Aquarius, the sign of its detriment.
The Midheaven, at 26 degrees 15 Capricorn, is close to the position of Pluto on July 4 1776, when it was at 27 degrees 33 Capricorn. This tells us the obvious: that inaugurations are often Pluto-like events, where the government of the country transforms from one thing into another. However, 2021 is special. Transiting Pluto is at 24 50 Capricorn, signalling that Pluto is close to its position on July 4 1776. The Biden presidency is all about transformation, the breaking down of the old, the creation of the new. America cannot continue as it did before, and over the next four years there will be further evidence that the country is in serious decline. We also shouldn’t be surpised if there is a mid-term transformation – for example Joe Biden stepping down.
Though probably the most powerful signature in the inauguration chart is the exact conjunction between Mars and Uranus. This represents violence, especially as Mars rules the Seven House of open enemies. The new regime may think it can foster world peace by being more interventionist, but the reality is going to be harsh. There will be attacks on America and its interests, and the end result could be conflict and war.
The Mars-Uranus conjunction is given added poignancy by its square aspect to the Sun-Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Aquarius. The Sun is moving to a conjunction with Saturn, and it then moves to a square with Uranus. At the same time, Saturn is approaching a square with Uranus. It is a stressful line-up, which is baked into the inauguration chart. Indeed America may be moving into its most turbulent period since the Civil War. And if anyone thinks that the Biden presidency will usher in a period of peace, recovery and bipartisanship they’re kidding themselves.
Another thing to notice is that the North Node at 19 4 Gemini is exactly square Neptune, at 18 56 Pisces. This indicates chaotic and nebulous relationships, and one wonders, in terms of foreign affairs, whether the Biden administration will know what it is getting itself into.
In terms of midpoints there is a chaotic structure:
AS = PO = NO/HA = NE/HA = AR.
Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. The hypothetical planet Poseidon is on the descendant, and along with the Aries point, they aspect the Node/Hades and Neptune/Hades midpoints. The Biden administration is going to be working in the shadow of COVID-19, and 2021 is likely to be another awful year for America. Though I do think that the emphasis shifts, from disease to conflict. Or maybe disease AND conflict.
And it does seem that Biden’s presidency is about death and its manifestation in the here and now. If you don’t believe me, have a second look at the inauguration chart:
Mars is 7 degrees 30 minutes from the Ascendant, and Saturn is 7 degress and 41 minutes from the Midheaven. The two planets are also making a fairly close square to each other. From a midpoint view, the Mars-Saturn midpoint coincides with the Ascendant-Midheaven midpoint. Mars and Saturn are the death pair, and the Ascendant and Midheaven are the time and place. We see death, destruction and entrophy manifesting throughout the Biden presidency. If we throw in Uranus, which is at the same place as Mars, we get a more explosive picture, with the Mars-Saturn, Mars-Uranus, and Saturn-Uranus midpoints all being on the Ascendant-Midheaven midpoint.
I should finally mention the 48th Harmonic. This harmonic covers all the aspects that are multiples of 7 degrees and 30 minutes. Mars is exactly 7 degrees and 30 minutes from the Ascendant, and Uranus is 7 degrees and 26 minutes from the Ascendant. It is the same message… more violence, more war, more destruction. Here’s the 48th Harmonic chart, if you’re interested:
You can see that the Mars-Uranus conjunction is right on the Ascedant. There is also an exact H48 conjunction between Saturn and Neptune. What you are seeing here is the exact semisquare between Saturn and Neptune in the ordinary chart converted into a 48th Harmonic conjunction. More of the same and what a dreadful time to become President of the United States.