Obama and Biden on Inauguration Day

In light of Barack Obama’s victory last week, I’m repubbing a post I first did on Aug. 23 called “Obama and Biden on Inauguration Day.” It’s below:

So much for Senator Joseph Biden telling the crew from ABC News, “No, no, no, it ain’t me babe, it ain’t me you’re looking for.” Well, the Democratic Senator from Delaware probably didn’t quote Bob Dylan, but you get my drift.

Now that Barack Obama has chosen elder statesman Biden for his vice-presidential candidate, astrologers around the world are slicing and dicing the data. Jude’s Threshold has had a post on Biden since 7:54 a.m. this morning! You have to get up pretty early to beat Jude on breaking news.

I’ve run a progressed composite with transits of Obama’s chart and Biden’s chart (Nov. 20, 1942 in Scranton, Pa. at 8:30 a.m., according to AstroDataBank) for Jan. 20, 2009, Inauguration Day. Assuming the birth times for both charts are correct, the thing to watch in the progressed composite is the moon. In this chart, it’s at 5 degrees of Sagittarius on Inauguration Day.

The progressed Moon is 4 degrees or four months (the progressed Moon moves roughly a degree a month) past a conjunction with progressed Sun. That means roughly four months or so before Jan. 20, a progressed New Moon will have occurred, signifying an important new beginning in the relationship.

Interestingly, the progressed Moon in the composite leaves Scorpio and moves into Sagittarius, the same sign as the Sun, during next week’s convention. But the New Moon doesn’t occur until Sept. 30.

I believe the change of moon signs in the progressed composite and the conjunction of the progressed Moon with the progressed Sun means the duo has a good chance of being elected President and Vice-President, respectively.

One of the most compelling aspects in this composite is the winning trine between Jupiter in Aries and Pluto in Leo, which is also conjunct the public-oriented North Node. I think this team has the power to go the distance. If Obama is elected, he will be our nation’s first President with Pluto in Virgo.

Of course, I haven’t seen the composite between Republican Presidential candidate John McCain and his vice-presidential choice, which he has yet to announce. Now that Obama has made a safe choice that the Establishment can live with, watch Saturn poster boy McCain do something radical. Will he pick a woman, or Joe Lieberman? Who can say?

But mark my words, he will fulfill the destiny of the Saturn/Uranus conjunction that will be exact on Election Day (See “Pamela and Monica Ponder the Vice-Presidency”).

Pamela Cucinell, my BlogTalkRadio collaborator, points out at AstroChatter that it probably won’t be smooth sailing for Obama and Biden, given that the announcement of the vice-presidential candidate took place under today’s Venus/Uranus opposition.


14 comments on “Obama and Biden on Inauguration Day

  1. Monica…
    I’ve come over to Davison’s relationship charts, especially when doing progressions, because the relationship chart creates a birthday for the couple, as opposed to a midpoint sort. It seems to me working with a birthday/time/place works better for progressions… and a solar return! I credit my colleague Dorothy Oja for opening my eyes to this.

    The Davison still has the Jupiter/Pluto trine (with Jupiter on the MC) and when I put 11 pm Election Day on it, the Moon is rising on the Descendent….

    Looks good, but we have to do the same for the Republican’s team (when declared). -Pam

  2. Well, you can run a progressed composite with a specific location (I didn’t do it in this case because of software reasons), but I understand why you like the Davison charts. Love the groovy new musical intro at your Web site. Looking forward to our next radio show. Interesting that Biden himself has a Saturn/Uranus conjunction in Gemini, given that Saturn will be opposing Uranus on Election Day! Thanks for writing. — Monica

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  4. Um, the joint progressed new moon occurs on September 30th. The joint Prog. chart has a close Jupiter-Neptune opposition that forms a loose t-square with Uranus in the fifth. Jupiter lights off that Uranus on October 12th or so. (My guess is that someone has been having an affair.) Then it closes on the opposition towards election day.

    The problem is, is that TVenus is conjunct Lillith and t-square the Uranus-Saturn opposition on election day. TVenus falls in the 12th of the regular composite. (Saturn is going to roll over the regular composite Venus on September 29th.) On its way to the 9th house of the composite. Meanwhile, around election day, Mars will oppose the moon from the 10th, and come to an exact square to Pluto late election night at the lip of the 11th. (Did I forget the TPluto is sitting just above the composite ASC?)

    Going back to the progressed composite, on election day, the Moon will be spending the day void in Cap, in the PrComp. 1th, and then will head into the 12th. At the same time, the moon will be in Obama’s natal twelfth all that night and the next day as well.

    Oh, did I mention that Saturn crosses the cusp of the Progressed 7th around the 2nd of September? Heh, also the lunar eclipse sat on Pluto/Node in the 6th with the moon in the twelfth, squaring the PrComp Venus/Mars.


    [‘We’re gonna get stuck with the maniac for four years.’]

  5. Max — Thanks for all your hard analytical work. I actually did go back and figure out Sept. 30, the day of the progressed New Moon, all by my lonesome. In terms of the moon being void of course on Election Day, that’s true for everyone.
    Obviously, I’m taking a rosy view of all the Sag stuff in the composite. Could be a legal battle royal over the election results involving the Supreme Court.
    I really appreciate you taking the time to write! — Monica

  6. I’m just speculating.

    Since 1945, only four presidents have been inaugurated during a V/C:

    FDR (fourth term) – died in office
    JFK – assassinated
    Nixon (second term) – resigned to avoid impeachment
    Bill Clinton (second term) – threatened with impeachment

    It just seems that an inaugural V/C isn’t something to be preferred.

  7. Paulette — Verry interesting, as Artie Johnson used to say on “Laugh-In.” Thanks for speculating. All grist for our political mill.

    By the way, did you see that politico.com reported that Obama made a Freudian slip in introducing Biden?

    “Let me introduce to you the next president,” Obama said, then corrected himself: “the next vice president of the United States.”

    Pretty strange, eh?

    Best, Monica

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  9. Hats off to you for spotting that mistake. I’ve fixed it, but I’m leaving your comment here as a tribute to your eagle eye. Thanks for pointing this out to me.

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