Part 04 Economic crisis and financial readjustment
Obama, the USA and the planets in the sky
Dennis Sutton February 2009



The financial (Jupiter) and economic (Saturn) systems under which we live and operate are very complex. Most of us are far too busy surviving life to study and understand economics. We depend on our politicians, financial gurus, economists and other false gods to provide economic leadership: And limited by their own intelligence, understanding and political ideology these experts dole out facts and make decisions as they see fit.

Jupiter is the planet of money, financial matter and capitalism and money makes the world go round. He sources the idea that money makes you happy and that happiness comes from consuming. This happiness is best described as low-level happiness. It's a transitory feel-good sensation - not deep level contentment. But on a practical level Jupiter knows that money buys food, shelter and clothing and these basics lift people out of poverty.

Saturn is the planet of poverty - a state of not having enough - and financial poverty - the one great fear - is the result of not having work and a steady income. Millions of people around the world live in poverty. There is nothing good about poverty and the fear, despair, desolation and feelings of hopelessness it generates are the states of consciousness that Jupiter and his money seek to escape and avoid. Saturn is also the planet of work and unemployment and democratically elected governments are expected to manage their economy in such a way that anyone who wants to work has the opportunity to do so.

Between them Jupiter and Saturn run the world's financial and economic systems and Barack Obama was elected to fix up the financial and economic crisis that hit America during 2008. Jupiter, the planet of finances, hope, good-fortune and optimism forms a conjunction aspect with Saturn, the planet of economy, foresight and careful planning, in Obama's birthchart and both planets have prominence status. They're in the 12th house of relief, charity, hospitals, prisons and relief work: and both planets are turned on by progression during his presidency.

Phase one of this current world-wide economic readjustment occurred when Saturn and Uranus formed an opposition aspect in the sky on November 4, 2008. Phase two occurred when the second Saturn-Uranus opposition aspect was perfect on February 5, 2009 - two weeks after Obama took office. The Washington chart had Saturn in the 8th house (debt levels and foreign borrowings) and Uranus is in the 2nd house ($US, finances and banks). This aspect marked for a financial/currency crisis.

The third phase will occur around September 15, 2009 when Saturn and Uranus form their third opposition aspect. In the Washington chart Saturn is in the 12th house (relief work and those relying on relief) and Uranus is in the 6th house (labor and the work force). The next phase will occur around April 26, 2010 when the fourth Saturn-Uranus opposition occurs. In the Washington chart Saturn is in the 11th house (Congress) and Uranus is in the 5th house (Wall St). The fifth and final phase of this major world economic readjustment will occur around July 26, 2010 when Saturn and Uranus form their fifth opposition aspect in the sky. At Washington Saturn is in the 11th house (Congress) and Uranus is in the 5th house (Wall St and the market): And in each instance events will occur with cataclysmic suddenness.

Jupiter is the planet of capitalism, finances, the world's financial system, commerce, trade, expansion and growth. He also presides over the legal agenda, new laws and religious, ethical and moral issues and trends: And the Jupiter progressions in Obama's chart reveal that there are successes and setbacks when sorting out the current financial turmoil. (The date indicated is the date the progressed aspect or the aspect in the sky is at its peak power.)

Obama's Jupiter progressions time-line

Progressed Sun in the 8th house is trine progressed Jupiter in the 12th - July 11, 2011
Progressed Mercury in the 8th house is square progressed Jupiter in the 12th - May 7, 2012

Progressed Sun trine birthchart Jupiter

In Obama's chart progressed Sun trine birthchart Jupiter is the great financial hope. No President in last 100 years has experienced this aspect whilst in office. The aspect starts in July 2010 and has a two year time-frame - and that's when the bankers and financiers will give Obama their full support. At the same time progressed Sun trine Jupiter in the US chart marks for great financial and commercial change - or maybe a religious revival due to the severe economic hardship being experienced by the people.

The USA's Jupiter progression time-line

Progressed Jupiter in the 2nd house is square birthchart Saturn in the 5th - a long-time aspect
Progressed MC in the 5th house is square birthchart Jupiter in the 2nd - Jan 27, 2010
Progressed Sun in the 10th house is trine birthchart Jupiter in the 2nd - Mar 23, 2011
Progressed Mercury in the 10th is sesquisquare birthchart Jupiter in the 2nd - Aug 4, 2013

The USA and Barack Obama will both experience progressed Sun trine Jupiter at the same time and it really is an amazing situation for a country to experience extraordinary good-fortune through the good-fortune of her President. In the US chart the Sun and Jupiter are in the 2nd house (money-matters, financial transactions and banks) and the progressed Sun is in the 10th house (the administration) and progressed Jupiter is in the 2nd. The aspect marks for financial good fortune and the successful rebuilding of the country's financial and banking systems. It really is an extraordinary astrological coincidence.

And in the sky

Jupiter is conjunct Neptune - May 27, 2009; July 10, 2009 and Dec 21, 2009
Jupiter is opposition Saturn - May 23, 2010; Aug 16, 2010 and March 28, 2011
Jupiter is conjunct Uranus - June 8, 2010, Sept 19, 2010 and Jan 4, 2011
Jupiter is square Pluto - July 25, 2010; Aug 3, 2010 and Feb 25, 2011
Jupiter is trine Pluto - July 7, 2011; Oct 28, 2011 and March 12, 2012

On July 8, 2010 a new (short) Jupiter cycle starts and

On February 5, 2011 a major new Jupiter cycle starts
On June 5, 2011 Jupiter commences a 12 month transit of Taurus (banks and finances)

Saturn is the planet of economy, unemployment, recessed economic conditions, recession, depression and poverty. He also presides over the security agenda, disease and weather events like global warming: And the Saturn progressions in Obama's chart reveal that there is a tremendous economic struggle ahead.

Obama's Saturn progression time-line

Progressed Mercury in the 8th house is square progressed Saturn in the 12th - Nov 10, 2008
Progressed Mars in the 8th house is square progressed Saturn in the 12th - March 3, 2009
Progressed Mercury in the 8th house is square birthchart Saturn in the 12th - Nov 15, 2010
Progressed Mars in the 8th house is square birthchart Saturn in the 12th - April 6, 2012
Progressed Asc in the 2nd house is square progressed Saturn in the 12th - June 13, 2012

The USA's Saturn progression time-line

Progressed Sun in the 10th house is trine progressed Saturn in the 6th - Oct 1, 2008
Progressed Jupiter in the 2nd house is square birthchart Saturn in the 5th - a long-time aspect
Progressed Saturn in the 6th house is trine birthchart Venus in the 2nd - Oct 27, 2033

And in the sky

Saturn is opposition Uranus - Feb 5, 2009; Sept 15, 2009; Apr 26, 2010 and July 26, 2010
Saturn is parallel Uranus - Oct 2, 2009; March 23, 2010 and Aug 21, 2010
Saturn is square Pluto - Nov 15, 2009; Jan 31, 2010 and Aug 21, 2010
Jupiter is opposition Saturn - May 23, 2010; Aug 16, 2010 and March 25, 2011
Saturn is in and out of Virgo the sign of labour and work till July 2010

Jupiter and Saturn are both very active during Obama's entire 4-year term as President.

The current economic firestorm could weaken US financial and economic supremacy - it could lose its competitive edge - and Obama has known (7th house) and unknown (12th house) enemies who are eager to take advantage of this weakness. Progressed Mars square progressed Saturn in his chart marks for economic warfare as America fights to maintain its position as the world's economic powerhouse.

During 2009 and 2010 the four (4) Saturn-Uranus opposition aspects in the sky mark for great economic change: And Saturn parallel Uranus will only add a feeling of intensity to what's going on. Establishing economic and financial stability will not be easy. Just what will happen is hard to decide, but Uranus is the planet of revolution and what is happening at the moment is an economic revolution. The economic landscape will change radically (Uranus) and when the present economic struggle has been overcome the world will be a very different place to what it is today. The economic crisis (Saturn) can only be solved by gradual adjustments and the big danger will come from the social unrest (Uranus) it generates. The discord in the sky reaches a peak in July and August 2010.

The three (3) Jupiter-Pluto trine aspects in the sky during 2011mark for enforced financial transformation.