Oligarchy or Democracy

United States Sibley chart
United States Sibley chart

When those with most of the money control our elections and where our country is moving, it is time to get on the band wagon of populist movements and raise our voices.

What happened in the mid term elections in 2014 is reflected in the chart of the United States and that of President Obama as well as in the chart of January 20, 2013 (which we are still under until we have a new president inaugurated in January of 2017).

For the past four years Uranus in Aries has been square to Pluto and we have seen Uranian energy of change and revolution in the Arab Spring, and more recently, overthrow of government in countries like Ukraine. On the other hand, the rise of corporate control and oligarchy are seen by Pluto in Capricorn. Also the increase of terrorist groups like Al Queda, Boko Haram in Nigeria, and now ISIL which is controlling swaths of Iraq and Syria are manifestations of Pluto (which rules the underworld and terrorism) square Uranus.

In the horoscope of the United States, Uranus has been square our Sun and opposite our Saturn while Pluto has been opposite our Sun and square Saturn. People are not satisfied with the situation in the government and they think that a change of political party will give them something better in terms of the economy, immigration, and other issues. However, the planet Saturn is also opposite the US Moon now and the Moon is the voice of the people expressed in the several populous movements like the Moral Majority. With a Republican House and Senate, Social Security, as well as Medicare and Medicaid will be threatened, not to mention more humane policies in immigration or moving to new forms of energy to stop climate change.

While Obamacare has helped many people, Obama is not given credit for any of this and the Republicans want to change and get rid of the plan.

Natal chart of Barack Obama
Natal chart of Barack Obama

Obama has had very challenging aspects to his chart with Saturn opposite his ascendant for a while and now square to his Uranus and the nodes of the Moon. No matter what he does, he is being criticized. For over a year, the planet Neptune has also been square to his Moon, so he seems to waver on his decisions and has not been strong enough in coming out for new immigration policies and against the Keystone pipeline. On the other hand, many young voters were disillusioned with some of the Democratic Senators running who criticized him and distanced themselves from him. (Katrina vanden Heuvel from the Nation mentioned this on MSNBC.)

The last chart I want to look at is the Inauguration chart for January 20, 2013 at noon in Washington, DC. This chart is relevant until the next presidential inauguration in 2017. Here the Moon in Taurus is conjoined the south node as well as the ascendant and in exact square to Mars in Aquarius in the 10th house. Saturn in Scorpio is also opposite the Moon in the sixth house (health care) and broadly square Mars. Strong conflict in the government, as well as delays in getting bills passed, are what this chart illustrates.

Chart for Inauguration of Obama on Jan 20, 2013
Chart for Inauguration of Obama on January 20, 2013

What is there to look forward to now for the US and when will it become less an oligarchy and more a democracy? In 2017 Uranus squares our natal Pluto at 27 degrees of Capricorn and by then we should have a number of revolutionary populist movements. In 2021and 2022, we have our first Pluto return and by then we might have a more populist movement in place.

Chart data
United States Sibley Chart, July 4, 1776, 5:10 LMT, Philadelphia, PA
Barack Obama, August 4, 1961, 7:24 pm AHST, Honolulu, HA Inauguration of Obama, January 20, 2013, Noon, Washington, DC



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