You can read my profile of Barack Obama here.
The Solar Return occurs at the moment that the Sun returns to its place in the birthchart. That is often the birthday, but sometimes it is a day or two off. More than just a time to celebrate the time of your birth, it’s actually a planetary cycle that begins a new when the Sun returns to its natal place. The Sun illumines the Self and inspires us to fulfill the destiny that was given to us in the Sun sign, and the Solar Return shines a window into the manner in which that process might happen over the next year.
President Obama’s Solar Return occurred at 3:33 pm today (August 4). This is an interesting number, but that’s for another story. The Sun in the SR chart is in the Eighth House, the house of power, death, sexuality and taxes. The President is clearly in charge of two of those aspects of the Eighth House, and I suspect that the other two will come into play at some point as well. In the Eighth House we learn to read and understand the balances of power that pervade our every experience, but the Eighth House also calls on us to dive deep below the superficial. Obama sailed into office on a sea of popularity which has been diminishing as the reality of the challenges the country face sets in. This will be the year that tests his ability to hold and distribute the power of the Eighth House.
The only aspect to the Sun is a harmonious sextile from Mars that suggests that he will have a degree of success in achieving this. Mars provides energy and passion to get […]