Based on information
obtained from his birth certificate, President Obama’s birth details
President Barack Obama
Birth Date: August 4, 1961
Birth Time: 7:24 PM (AHST)
Birth Place: Honolulu, Hawaii (21.31N;
And birth details for
Governor Romney are:
Birth Date: March 12, 1947
Birth Time: 9:51 AM (EST)
Birth Place: Detroit, MI (42.31N; 83.03W)
This analysis is based on
the sidereal (fixed) zodiac system with Placidus house division, and the
method of interpretation is mostly according to Vedic astrology.
President Barack Obama
was born under Capricorn ascendant (rising sign). In his natal chart he
has an exalted Taurus Moon in the fourth house (the house of success,
mother, home and family life), and Saturn, being in Capricorn, rules the
first house. However, Saturn
also occupies the twelfth house, the house of separation and migration.
This is reflected in two facts: his
fortune is not at the place of his birth but far away from it, and in
his childhood his family (his mother- the fourth house exalted Moon)
moved to Indonesia where he lived for a few years. Jupiter joins Saturn
in Capricorn and the twelfth house. Being retrograde at the time of his
birth, Jupiter becomes exalted in Capricorn.
The brilliance of an exalted Jupiter is further strengthened by
transmission of Jupiter’s power of knowledge to the oratory Mercury in
the sixth house. The
presence of both Jupiter and Saturn in the twelfth house provides
President Obama life experiences that will transform him into a
spiritual and philosophical person later in his life. His two lovely
daughters and his wife Michelle are the manifestation of Venus in the
fifth house (the house of children) and the exalted Moon (the ruler of
the 7th house – the house of spouse) in the fourth house,
Sidereal Natal Chart
Against the backdrop of a
wonderful, family-oriented, private, and academic type of personality,
Senator Obama’s birth chart clearly shows a presence of another force
that propels him toward public life.
This force is the manifestation of four major planets in the
seventh house of his natal chart: Uranus, Rahu (North lunar node),
Pluto, and Mars. All four planets are malefic and occupy the sidereal
zodiac sign Leo. Typically,
malefic planets in the seventh house indicate challenges when it comes
to dealing with one’s superiors, one’s spouse, and large groups of
people (the “masses”). However,
in President Obama’s ninefold natal chart, all of these planets occupy
prominent and auspicious houses.
Ninefold Natal Chart
This placement seems to
provide him with the creative energy necessary to overcome the usual
challenges associated with malefic planets in the seventh house.
In addition, Pluto occupies the first, Mars the fifth, Uranus the
ninth, and Rahu the tenth house in his ninefold natal chart.
Pluto is the planet of transformation and change. In Obama’s
case, not only has his personality been evolving, but this personality
also serves as a vehicle for Pluto’s transforming energy. This will
manifest itself in the transformation of society, nations, and the
world. Along with Pluto, the
warrior Mars, and diplomatic and shrewd Uranus form trines in the
ninefold natal chart while the Karmic Rahu is positioned in the tenth
house to deliver the results for Pluto’s evolutionary transformation.
Also, note that his ninefold natal ascendant is Leo—the sign in
which all these planets reside in the seventh house of his natal chart.
This is why Senator Obama’s chart confirms that this man has the
potential to become the leader of the most powerful country in the
world. And indeed he did become the President of the USA by winning the
Governor Romney was born
under Taurus ascendant (rising sign). Taurus signifies a hardworking,
self-centered person with the only goal of amassing wealth and enjoying
a material life. The ascendant ruler Capricorn Venus, a very auspicious
planet (being the ruler of the first house only) for this chart, in the
tenth house, positively aspected by the sixth house benefic Jupiter
seems to confirm his outstanding professional success as a businessman
as well as a politician. The
conjunction of Scorpio resident Jupiter and Moon in the sixth house is
extremely powerful from the standpoint of both professional achievement
and strong family background. The second, third and the sixth house
ruler Aquarius Mercury in the 11th house, the house of fame,
prestige, success and success in dealing with the masses, joins the 5th
house ruler Aquarius Sun and the 7th house ruler Aquarius
Mars in the 11th house to insure strong bonds between
Governer Romney and his children, wife, siblings, and parents.
sidereal natal chart
Finally, the placement of
the lunar nodes Rahu (the north node) and Ketu (the south node) along
the first and the seventh house axis (Rahu being the first and Ketu
being in the seventh) in Romney’s natal chart indicates that electoral
success may require more than one attempt. This is clearly reflected in his
unsuccessful pursuit of the GOP nomination in 2008.
Governor Romney’s Ninefold
incumbent President Obama and Governor Romney share some important
planetary combinations in their ninefold natal birth charts. Pluto, the
planet of politics and transformation, is the key in determining success
in a political career. President Obama has Pluto in the first house
while Governor Romney has Pluto in the 10th house. In both
cases Pluto opposes Neptune in their respective ninefold natal birth
On the evening of
election day (November 6), the planet influencing President Obama (as
highlighted in red in his progressive chart on that day) is Mercury (the
operating planet). Note that in his natal chart Mercury opposes
Jupiter, and therefore receives Jupiter’s power of knowledge. On the
evening of election day, Mercury will be in the fourth house in
Obama’s progressive chart and in the third house in his ninefold
progressive chart (not shown). While the fourth house Mercury in his
progressive chart is positive for achieving success, the third house
Mercury in the ninefold progressive chart is not.
Besides the operating planet Mercury, his auspicious planets
(based on his natal chart) Saturn and Venus are respectively favorably placed in the
third and the second house of his progressive chart and fifth and the
eleventh house of his ninefold progressive chart.
(Operating planets are
highlighted in red)
For Governor Romney,
three planets are operating on the evening of election day (highlighted
in red in the progressive chart for that day): Pluto (tenth house),
Mercury (ninth house) and Sun (eight house) In the corresponding
ninefold progressive chart (not shown) Pluto is in the sixth, Mercury in
the eighth, and Sun in the second house. Thus, while Pluto is
favorably placed on the election day, Mercury is neutral and Sun is
unfavorable. Besides the operating planets, his auspicious planets
(based on his natal chart) are Venus, Moon and Sun.
While Venus and Moon are respectively favorably placed in the seventh and the
fifth house of his progressive chart and fourth and the eleventh house
of his ninefold progressive chart, Sun is unfavorably placed in the 8th
(Operating planets are
highlighted in red)
The natal charts of each
candidate are remarkably similar in strength, but in a head-to-head
comparison President Obama’s chart seems to have a slight edge over
that of Governor Romney’s chart. This is because President Obama has a
cardinal (Capricorn) rising sign and Leo as the ninefold natal
ascendant; while Governor Romney has a non-cardinal (Taurus) rising sign
and Pisces as the ninefold natal ascendant.
In their election eve
progressive charts President Obama again has a slight edge over Governor
Romney because of the unfavorable position of the Sun in Romney’s
Now let us compare each
candidate’s planetary transits on election day.
On election day
transiting Mercury trines Obama’s natal Mercury; transiting Uranus
trines his natal Mercury, and the transiting Saturn squares his natal
Mercury. What does this mean?
Because Mercury is
Obama’s operating planet and both the transiting Mercury and Uranus
auspiciously aspect his natal Mercury with trine, Mercury’s position
is strengthened in the area of politics. However, the transiting
Saturn’s square with Obama’s natal Mercury is not favorable.
For Governor Romney,
Pluto, Sun and Mercury are the (operating) planets likely to influence
the Governor on election night. The transiting Pluto unfavorably
quincunxes his natal Rahu (Rahu being in the first house of his natal
chart) and favorably sextiles natal Mars. The transiting Mercury
favorably trines natal Saturn.
Thus from planetary
transit standpoint, none of them has a solid edge
over the other. No wonder this
race is going to be very close.
Despite a close race, I
wouldn’t be surprised if President Obama ekes out a narrow victory
over Governor Romney as overall progressive charts on the election day
favor President Obama. However,
I must add that Mercury becomes retrograde in sidereal Scorpio on Nov. 7
and stays retrograde until Nov. 27.
In the event the election outcome is not finalized by election
night (a good possibility due to the influence of stationary Mercury),
the outcome could remain uncertain until Nov. 27, 2012.