In retrospect the incorrect Oath of Office administered by Chief Justice John Roberts during a void-of-course moon (that has the effect of coming to nothing) was a godsend as it means that Obama had a chance to take the correct oath yesterday, the 21st of January at 7:35PM, when the Moon was well in the middle of Sagittarius. It is even more ironic as the mistake was that of Justice Roberts, an avowed enemy of Barack, who voted against his nomination for CJ. This simultaneously puts the conspiracy theorists to rest and gives Obama a better inception chart. This however will lead to a run-in with the Saturn/Uranus opposition in about six months, in July 2009. Fascinating......
Most astrologers in the know realized at the time of Barack Obama's inauguration that there were two major difficulties, apart from the flubbed statement with Chief Justice Roberts. Already conspiracy theorists were saying the his Presidency was therefore invalid. The difficulties were that the Moon was void-of-course, which means that it was in its last degree but before it changed into a new sign, Sagittarius. The second issue is that Mercury is retrograde, which implies working on past problems, which is correct but difficult to get right.
Tonight I received an email from a friend of mine and fellow director of NCGR, Linea Van Horn, who heard from her friend Elizabeth Barton to say that she heard on NPR that Obama took his Oath of Office once again, in order to avoid any possible repercussions from the flubbed oath yesterday.
I confirmed it at the Washington Times and they give an exact time,
Jan. 21 7:35 PM in DC. (http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jan/21/roberts-obama-re-do-swearing)
The new chart has 0 degrees of Virgo rising. Mercury is retrograde, of course, and combust (too to the Sun), and is not as well positioned as in the inauguration chart itself when it was
The Moon is 15 Sagittarius -- not Void of Course, but moving swiftly into a square with the
Saturn-Uranus opposition. At least her next aspect is to an exalted Venus.
This is fascinating and shows that the first inauguration was problemmatic and that the second one is the inauguration of record. More on this soon.
The Sling Shape of 2009
The most obvious signal of what lies ahead of us in 2009 is that the New Year ingress horoscope is a Sling Shape. A sling shape is when all the planets are grouped with a narrow series of zodiac signs and opposite the "handle," a single planet that must balance the whole. In our case Saturn in Virgo (difficult choices, naivete, hard work and resultant health problems, acting alone and out of touch with others) is opposite all the other planets in a narrow range from Pluto in early Capricorn to Uranus in mid-Pisces. Even this selection of boundary planets Pluto and Uranus signify "revolution, collapse of the old order, chaos, genius but also precipitate actions" and show us that unusual and unpredictable events will continually surprise us throughout this year. More to come........
Alert Update of the Week: Stop Vilsack
Over the past month, the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) has been alerting our nationwide network about Obama's proposed appointment of Monsanto ally and former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack to the position of Secretary of Agriculture. Far from representing the "Change" which Obama has promised, Vilsack has a disappointing record of promoting controversial genetically engineered foods, biopharm crops, and animal cloning, as well as cheerleading for unsustainable biofuels derived from corn and soybeans. In addition Vilsack has come under fire for aiding and abetting chemical and energy-intensive industrial agriculture, including Iowa's infamous Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs).