By Mary Plumb | November 10, 2008
At 8:00 pm PT on November 4 MSNBC announced that Obama had won the presidency. Over 200,000 people erupted in celebration Grants Park in Chicago and in tv rooms all around the country, indeed the world. At that moment, the Ascendant in Washington, DC was 10°11′ Leo, very close to Obama’s natal Sun at 12°33′ Leo. For the next 13 minutes or so and celebration and amazement was at its height, the local Ascendant moved to exactly align with Obama’s Sun in Leo. Quite a victory moment. The transiting Moon was at 1°59′ Aquarius conjunct his natal Jupiter and the sign of the US Sibly Moon, ruler of the people.
Obama’s South Node is conjunct the US Moon at 27° Aquarius – he has an instinctive resonance with the soul of the American people and can speak to the idealism, longings and dreams of the people in our country that has been battered these past eight years. The Saturn Uranus opposition arrived with a bang on election day and we chose a leader who seems both firmly grounded in his own being, and also able to hold a greater, more unified vision for what needs to happen next. The ability to take one step at a time towards a grand new vision might be one of the clearest interpretations of the opposition and, here we are with a new president with Aquarius rising in his natal chart. Saturn and Uranus, of course, are the co-rulers of Aquarius and this sign holds a key to the paradox inherent in the opposition. This gentleman, who speaks often and eloquently of bringing people together, maintained humor and a high road during the sometimes brutal and devisive tone of the campaign. What a promising way for the oppostion to have manifested.
As one of my favorite headlines in the days after the election read: “Suddenly, It’s Cool to be American Again.”