I really haven’t wanted to write about President Obama, because I don’t want to stir up a hornet’s nest of controversy. But I do find it striking that two years into his presidency, nearly 20% of Americans believe that he is a Muslim – more than the number who believed that he was a Muslim while he was running for president and the same number who admit to peeing in pools. (Is this coincidence? I think not!)
Reverend Franklin Graham fanned the flames recently when he appeared on Larry King and said that Obama was born a Muslim because Obama’s father was a Muslim.
On the news tonight the dominant opinion seems to be that regardless of whether people think Obama is a Muslim or not, Americans don’t know who Obama is. This is something that I attribute to the fact that he has Neptune, the planet of confusion and obfuscation, in a challenging square to his Sun.
During the election, anti-Obama people who were versed in astrology used this as a weapon to demonstrate that Obama was a liar. Pro-Obama people were caught up in the Neptunian mist that permits us to hang all kinds of Neptunian projections on him. (For more details see my article, Neptune, Obama and Me.)
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Neptune is the first thing that came to mind when I read those poll numbers. He and his campaign used that Neptunian mist to great effect during the Primary, allowing millions to believe whatever they liked of him irrespective of facts or what little political experience he actually had. And, since most of what people vigorously defending as “true” was good, it felt to them like a win/win.
But now with transiting Neptune moving back and forth over his South Node, opposing his Uranus, and square his Midheaven, we see issues from his past — or what people believe is his past — weaken what had become his identity (Uranus ruling his Ascendant), challenge his Public Standing (Midheaven) and, with Neptune ruling his Pisces 2nd House, threaten his sense of security and all he feels he’s built.
With Neptune being a slow mover, though, this journey won’t be ending anytime soon. He’ll be square that Midheaven and then in an applying conjunction to his Chiron all the way through his re-election bid in 2012. In fact, he’ll also have Tr Saturn conjunct Neptune around then — as well as Saturn t-square his Jupiter/Mercury opposition –, so he may find whatever Neptune delusions he has being stifled, snuffed out, restructured and recast into something closer to reality.
And oftentimes what our President experiences, We experience. It should be an interesting time, that’s for sure.
its so bizzare to wonder if americans know who obama is…no more so that who kennedy was: an amoral thug. obama’s handlers were brilliant in using several experts of NLP to keep driving the “changy/hopey” jargon and avoiding all other issues which were brought up by the dense populace and considering neptune in aquarius so very near the US moon what could one expect. a library of drivel is being produced when a few simple paragraphs from astrology would answer it all.