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Kamala Harris & the Jupiter Ingress

United States Senator Kamala Harris was born on October 20, 1964 at 9:28 p.m. in Oakland, California. I wrote about her natal chart and some transits in her early career in January 2018. (1) Her birth time is rated AA, from the birth certificate obtained by data collector Steve Stuckey.

On January 21, 2019, the senator announced her entry into the field for the Democratic nomination for President in the 2020 election. On December 3, she dropped out of the race. I am going to look at the timing, primarily with consideration based on sect and the profected Lord of the Year (and a bit of modern technique).

Harris was born at night when Venus and Mars are more at home. Saturn and Jupiter are deemed to be more efficacious in a day birth. In Harris’s case, therefore, Jupiter does not have the same capacity to bring its favors, while Saturn will be indicative of more than the usual trying or difficult situations. (2)

On her 54th birthday, October 20, 2018, Harris began a 7th-house profected year (from the Ascendant); this makes Jupiter the Lord of the Year, as it rules her natal 7th. (3) Looking at natal Jupiter first, i.e., the out-of-sect benefic, it is in the 12th house (secret enemies, prisons). As I wrote previously, “Natal Jupiter, traditional ruler of the Pisces MC, is in the 12th house (of prisons) conjunct the fixed star Capulus in the sword of the hero, Perseus. (Capulus is known for masculine strength and penetrating energy.)” Harris began her career as a prosecutor, with the aim (controversial, in some eyes) of reforming the justice system.

She announced her entry into the race on January 21 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day), with promising transits. Jupiter and Venus were conjunct in Sagittarius in her 7th house. Fundraising for her campaign shot up immediately after the announcement. (4) Another, more troublesome transit was the conjunction of Mercury (news) with the South Node (loss) at the time of her announcement.

Bi-wheel: Harris, natal and transits for Jan. 21, 2019
Kamala Harris
Oct. 20, 1964
9:28 p.m.
Oakland CA 37N37 122W16
Whole sign houses, tropical

Also at the time of the January announcement, the progressed Midheaven was at 27°05’ Aries, the degree of Harris’s natal Moon. (The Los Angeles Times called her run a “crash-and-burn campaign.”) (5)

Bi-wheel: natal and progressed to Jan. 21, 2019

On April 10, Jupiter, the profected Lord of the Year, stationed retrograde at 24° Sagittarius, conjunct Harris’s natal South Node, with its previously noted theme of loss.

On her 55th birthday, October 20, 2019, Harris entered an 8th-house year, ruled by Saturn, the out-of-sect malefic.

She ended her candidacy on December 3, the day after Jupiter ingressed into Capricorn, the sign of its fall (opposite its exaltation in Cancer). Jupiter rules the natal Pisces MC and marks a change in her strategy. The progressed Moon was now at 1°02’ Taurus, the sign on Harris’s 12th house, perhaps suggesting that she will be working behind the scenes to coalesce her political future.

Bi-wheel: natal and progressed to Dec. 3, 2019

Just this morning, she was part of a large group of Democratic senators who signed a letter “calling on President Donald Trump to fire senior adviser Stephen Miller in light of leaked emails showing the extent of his white nationalist beliefs.” (6)


(1) California Senator Kamala Harris

(2) For newcomers to the concept of sect, in astrological tradition there is a distinction between births during the day (Sun above the horizon in the horoscope) and births at night (Sun below the horizon).

At the simplest level of what is a highly developed concept in Hellenistic tradition, Venus and Mars are in sect (i.e., happier) in night births, whereas whereas Saturn and Jupiter are “happier” in a day birth.

Mars and Saturn, known as the malefics, are seen as planets bringing more difficult circumstances, while Venus and Jupiter are the benefics.

(3) Here are some good articles on profections.

This essay is very informative about the technique and its historical perspective: Astrological Predictive Techniques: 1. Profections Intro

And On Birthdays, Age and the 12 Houses: Simple Profections, Kelly Surtees’s, personal and user-friendly article.

You may be interested in my article on Ava DuVernay for an example of Jupiter in a daytime birth.
“The significance of Jupiter is further supported because DuVernay was born in the daytime; in the doctrine of sect, Jupiter has extra ability to fulfill itself in a horoscope for a day birth.”

(4) “In the first 24 hours after her candidacy announcement, she tied a record set by Bernie Sanders in 2016 for the most donations raised in the day following announcement.”
Wikipedia: Kamala Harris (Viewed page last edited on 8 December 2019.)

(5) “Kamala Harris didn’t do a great many things well in her crash-and-burn campaign for president. But her swift exit from the race was executed perfectly.”
L.A. Times

(6) “Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and a large group of Democratic senators have signed a letter that will be sent to the White House on Monday calling on President Donald Trump to fire senior adviser Stephen Miller in light of leaked emails showing the extent of his white nationalist beliefs.”