Barack and Michelle Obama may have left the White House today, but they have certainly not left politics. In fact, Obama’s career as a world leader and elder statesman has only just begun.
While he was president Obama carried a burden of huge responsibility, without always being able to wield a huge amount of power, because the Republican-led congress was determined to thwart him.
From the autumn of 2012, Saturn — which can be quite oppressive — was moving across the top of Obama’s chart from the cusp of the 9th house to the cusp of the 11th. During this second term in office, Obama became father of the nation. This heavy burden is lifting. Saturn is moving out of his 10th house.
We all saw that Obama bore his responsibilities with grace and humility. With his Sun in the 6th house, he understands what it means to be a public servant. One of the most moving aspects of his presidency was his compassion for his fellow citizens — after the shootings at Sandy Hook and Orlando, for example. Obama cared. This may have been to do with the Grand Trine in water from Chiron (wounds) to Neptune (tears) to Venus (balm).
With his North Node on the royal star Regulus, Obama may always have been destined to rule, but it’s in his 7th house, so clearly he had to marry someone regal in order to do it.
Now Saturn has moved on, and expansive Jupiter will be travelling across the top of Obama’s chart from October 2017. He will be back in the public eye, and out of the straightjacket of office — able to say what he thinks with much greater freedom.
Obama is in the final chapter of one book of his life. His Progressed Moon has returned to its natal position in Gemini after a 27 year tour through the Zodiac. He first met Michelle on his last Progressed Lunar Return. And in less than two years, Saturn will also return to its natal position. Last time it was here, Obama was finishing off his two-year stint at Harvard Law School and setting out on his career.
Those days were the start of the cycle that is finishing now. But a new one begins emotionally as his daughters fly the nest, and in a few years politically, as a powerful conjunction takes place right on Obama’s Jupiter at 0° Aquarius in December 2020. This is the joining of the two kings — Jupiter and Saturn — which takes place every 20 years. It’s the first time these two have met on this spot though for well, I can’t find another occasion… It’s this dynamic aspect between Jupiter, Mercury and the Moon in Gemini that helps make Obama such a great orator. This Jupiter in the 12th is his magical connection to the collective.
Watch that space.