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Obama’s natal Chiron and The Bridge

As you may know, Chiron’s position in the natal chart of President Barack Obama @ 5Pis19 Rx (in 1st house of Self) indicates that his Chiron Return is upcoming now that transiting Chiron has entered Pisces, and it will be a doozy of a time with five hits, as listed below.

And since Astrology terms Chiron ‘The Bridge’ between Saturn (the past) and Uranus (the future), the bridge analogy is a perfect title and concept for a book on Mr. Obama as The Bridge, a book that ‘all of Washington’ is said to be reading these days. Or at least, I heard recently on C-SPAN that ‘everyone’ is reading it.

Chiron the Centaur: half man/half beast, a catalyst linking earthly and spiritual natures into something entirely new and different:

Uniting past with future is the ‘be here now’ admonition of astrological Chiron, a celestial body discovered in November 1977, and which will experience its own ‘Return’ to discovery degree (3Tau08) three times in the years 2027 and 2028. Above you see my fanciful illustration of Chiron’s Return on a mystical night.

Plus, you’ll remember that on Election Day 2008, Saturn (past; tradition) and Uranus (future; progress) were exactly opposing one another as in the news and in Astrology discussions we heard debates on which planet represented Mr. Obama! Is he status quo or radical reformer? they asked. With his natal Saturn in its own sign of Capricorn, I suspected he was a mixture of both – but with leanings toward the status quo. His 1st house Chiron is where these principles meet…or collide.

In its approximate 50/51-year cycle, Chiron returns to natal position around the age of 50. Here are the dates of the Chiron Return/s of President Obama:

1. May 21, 2011
2. June 27, 2011 Rx
3. Feb 26, 2012
4. Oct 19, 2012 Rx
5. Dec 10, 2012 (oh-so-near the end of the Mayan Calendar!)

Oh, and I should mention that the president was born during a Chiron/Pluto opposition which relates on one level to plutonic, atomic, or nuclear structures. Barbara Hand Clow says that Chiron opposite Pluto gives ‘full expression’ to both bodies as Pluto probes the depths of the subconscious mind and Chiron “continually brings in the higher self to keep Pluto going.”

Clow also states in her book ‘Chiron: Rainbow Bridge Between the Inner and Outer Planets’ that Chiron and Pluto ‘like working together’ and that their opposition indicates one who is “incapable of leading a simple or trivial life.”

Hmmm…’Rainbow Bridge’ sounds a little like the civil-rights-inspired Rainbow Coalition, doesn’t it? And if I had to guess who fulfills the guru function in the president’ s life these days (Chiron in 1st house in mystical Pisces), it would be VP Joe Biden.

Well, given his rise from obscurity to his subsequent residency in the White House, I suspect ‘The Bridge’ might agree with such an assessment of President Barack Obama.


Using: Barack Obama born Aug 4, 1961 @ 7:24 pm AHST, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Written by Jude Cowell

May 1, 2010 at 9:25 pm

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