The transit of Jupiter to US Uranus culminates Monday, March 11, thus far leaving minimal imprint. The surging Stock Market and unexpectedly good jobs report are perhaps the strongest indicators of this surprising and optimistic mood. With Mars somewhat debilitated in Pisces until March 12, some of the energy may have been leached out of this aspect.
With the passing of the long and uplifting Jupiter station square President Obama’s Pluto through February 19, we are now seeing his poll numbers decline slightly. They may further erode in April, May, and June 2013, due to transiting Saturn conjunct his natal Neptune (8Scorpio36), and his progressed Moon square to progressed Saturn (23 Capricorn42) and then natal Saturn (25Capricorn20). These configurations suggest a very challenging and stressful three-month period for the president.
Additionally, Obama is just coming out of the first crossing of Neptune square to his natal Moon (3Gemini21) from February 9 through March 7, which has tarnished him with the aura of unrealistic hope and weakness, mostly from his inability to squash or dampen the sequester.
Also thwarting the president has been the long Saturn station conjunct natal Saturn in the Inaugural chart (10Scorpio48), especially strong from February 18 through March 20. This aspect has strengthened the rigidity of the conservative resistance (Saturn) to the Obama agenda. A parallel Saturn transit in the Congress chart points to difficulties, ill-will, and obstacles within the legislative branch. Transiting Saturn is semisquare to the Congress Moon (25Virgo30) from February 18 through March 25. It may be that there is greater movement forward on at least some issues of substance after March 25 as these aspects dissipate.
Meanwhile, Mars will reconnect to its feisty, fiery nature once it enters Aries in mid-month and begins a series of aspects that are very likely to stir the pot everywhere. March 21 through 31 is the period to watch, when Mars, the Sun, and Venus cross the area from 8 to 11 Aries and ignite the once-again-building volatility of the Uranus/Pluto square. From March 21 through March 27, Mars will conjunct Uranus (8Aries12) and then square Pluto (11Capricorn30). From the 27th through the 31st, the Sun and Venus will also move to agitate this superpower duo.
Initially, the president will successfully handle the arising circumstances in late March due to transiting Jupiter sextile his Sun (March 29 to April 4) and transiting Jupiter conjunct his solar return Midheaven (13 Gemini) from April 5 to April 11. But building from April 9 through May 7, the Saturn transit to Obama’s Neptune, compounded by his progressed Moon square progressed Saturn, will impact the situation or perhaps spark new difficulties, and the president will find things far more troubling and complicated. Further pointing to presidential anxiety and concern is his progressed Moon sesquiquadrate progressed Pluto (8Virgo42), which stretches from April 18 through May 18.
The US chart also shows some strains from late March through early June. The activation of the progressed Sun square to natal Uranus (8Gemini55) by Mars (8 Aries), Uranus (8Aries), and Saturn (8Scorpio) at various times from March 20 through April 19, points to the possibility of sudden, unexpected and transformative events that shake up the country in some way.
This turmoil will be followed almost immediately by what will most likely be some kind of foreign policy imbroglio in May. The transit of Saturn square the US Node (6Leo36) from May 6 to May 21 will occur almost simultaneously with the next Uranus/Pluto square from May 4 through May 21. Overlapping these aspects, which point to difficulties with allies or enemies (Saturn/Node square) and extreme agitation and volatility in the world in many places (Uranus/Pluto square), will be the progressed US Moon square to natal Pluto (27Capricorn33) waxing from May 7 to June 7. This latter aspect suggests some significant tension and anxiety among the US population which would seem to connect to the events triggered by the Uranus/Pluto square of May.
The planetary volatility indicated by the Uranus/Pluto square permeating the period from 2011 through 2015, and further defined by the brief and potent short-term aspects that accompany it at various times, is bringing many challenges and much upheaval. As happened in the 1960’s with the Uranus/Pluto conjunction, this turmoil also holds the promise of powerful awakening and significant transformation. But there will be a great deal of drama and turbulence as the process unfolds, so fasten your seatbelts.