Astrologers are always hunting for birth information, so we were the first ones on the trail of Barack Obama’s birth certificate. Not that we believed he might be from Kenya, but we wanted to be able to construct an accurate birthchart. You can read the thread of my articles on the subject here along with my astrological profiles of the President.
At the moment Mars and Jupiter are moving into a conjunction that will culminate just after midnight (EDT) on Sunday May 1st, and right now they are within two degrees of each other and of the President’s progressed ascendant. This may be a little too geeky for some of my readers, but the simplification here is that the planet of aggression and inspiration (Mars) is aligning with the planet of expansion and opportunity (Jupiter) in Mars’s own sign of Aries, the sign of self-motivation and courageous pursuit of one’s Truth.
It’s hard to conjure up anyone who exemplifies the combination of Marsy aggression and Jupiter’s braggodocio better than Donald Trump, whose relentless pursuit of Obama’s birth certificate over the past few weeks led to the President’s announcement yesterday. And as it happens, Mr. Trump’s chart shows Mars sitting right on the ascendant where it becomes a part of his persona.
The progressed chart shows our evolution through time, and the progressed ascendant reveals our changing image as we project it to others, and as we see ourselves. With Mars and Jupiter, both in Aries, transiting President Obama’s progressed ascendant he is asserting (Mars) more authority and his poll numbers are already up as a result of the announcement yesterday.
Warning: political rant ahead
On a non-astrological note, many of the President’s critics are saying now that he should have released the birth certificate sooner. Snopes has the entire history of this insanity. But my question is, has any President in the history of the United States been asked to release his birth certificate? And even after Obama released the “Certification of Live Birth” suspicions continued. Even now there is talk that the actual birth certificate is a forgery. Obama is not the first president to have had a foreign parent – Woodrow Wilson’s mother was English and Herbert Hoover’s mother was Canadian. Perhaps we consider Kenya to be more foreign than England or Canada?
Surely there are more important issues facing Americans than this distraction over whether or not Barack Obama has fulfilled his duty to disclose that he is an American. The timing of this craziness in the midst of an important budget debate makes this the perfect distraction. “Look over here folks, just ignore the people in Washington who are stealing your jobs and giving your money to the Wall Street billionaires.”
Rant over. We will now return to your astrological programming.