Part 11 Obama's 5 top agenda items assessed by house and progressed aspect
Dennis Sutton February 2009

1. The banking and financial crisis - Jupiter and the 2nd and 8th houses Getting the cash to flow; the regulation of financial services - banking, mortgage lending, securities transparency, risk management and oversight - rebuilding the financial system - the level of debt in the system - financial assistance for the auto-industry

Progressed Ascendant in the 2nd house - Jupiter cusp ruler
Progressed Sun, Mars and Mercury in the 8th house - Mercury cusp ruler
Progressed Mercury in the 8th house is square progressed Saturn in the 12th - Nov 10, 2008
Progressed Mercury in the 8th house is semisquare progressed Pluto in the 7th - Feb 11, 2009
Progressed Mars in the 8th house is square progressed Saturn in the 12th - March 3, 2009
Progressed Sun in the 8th house is semisextile progressed Uranus in the 7th - March 3, 2009
Progressed Sun in the 8th house is sextile birthchart MC - July 5, 2009
Progressed Mars in the 8th house is semisquare progressed Pluto in the 7th - Aug 29, 2009
Progressed Asc in the 2nd house is sesquisquare birthchart Pluto in the 7th - Nov 11, 2009
Progressed Mercury in the 8th house is sextile birthchart Uranus in the 7th - July 18, 2010
Progressed Mercury in the 8th house is square birthchart Saturn in the 12th - Nov 15, 2010
Progressed Asc in the 2nd house is sesquisquare progressed Pluto in the 7th - March 3, 2011
Progressed Sun in the 8th house is trine progressed Jupiter in the 12th - July 11, 2011
Progressed Mars in the 8th house is sextile birthchart Uranus in the 7th - March 4, 2012
Progressed Mars in the 8th house is square birthchart Saturn in the 12th - April 6, 2012
Progressed Mercury in the 8th house is square progressed Jupiter in the 12th - May 7. 2012
Progressed Sun in the 8th house is square birthchart Venus in the 5th - June 22, 2012
Progressed Asc in the 2nd house is opposition progressed Mars in the 8th - Aug 22, 2012
Progressed Asc in the 2nd house is square birthchart Saturn in the 12th - June 13, 2012
Progressed Sun in the 8th house is sextile birthchart Mercury in the 6th - Jan 10, 2013
Progressed Mercury in the 8th house is sextile progressed Uranus in the 7th - May 3, 2013

Jupiter is the least active planet by progression. Discord predominates - two (2) friction (semisquare) progressions, six (6) obstacle (square) progressions, two (2) agitation (sesquisquare) progressions and one (1) separation (opposition) progression. Progressed Sun trine progressed Jupiter is the one big ray of hope and luck. Five (5) sextile (opportunity) aspects map opportunities to establish financial harmony.


2. The unemployment problem - Saturn and the 6th and 10th houses Getting America back to work by solving the unemployment problem through job creation and stimulating business

Sun and Mercury in the 6th house - Moon cusp ruler
MC - Mars and Pluto cusp rulers of the 10th
Progressed Mercury in the 8th house is square progressed Saturn in the 12th - Nov 10, 2008
Progressed Mercury in the 8th house is semisquare birthchart Pluto in the 7th - Feb 11, 2009
Progressed Mars in the 8th house is square progressed Saturn in the 12th - March 3, 2009
Progressed Sun in the 8th house is sextile birthchart MC - July 5, 2009
Progressed Mars in the 8th house is semisquare progressed Pluto in the 7th - Aug 29, 2009
Progressed Asc in the 2nd house is sesquisquare birthchart Pluto in the 7th - Nov 30, 2009
Progressed Venus in the 7th house is square birthchart MC - Feb 7, 2010
Progressed Mercury in the 8th house is square birthchart Saturn in the 12th - Nov 15, 2010
Progressed Asc in the 2nd house is sesquisquare progressed Pluto in the 7th - March 3, 2011
Progressed Sun in the 8th house is trine progressed Jupiter in the 12th - July 11, 2011
Progressed Mars in the 8th house is sextile birthchart Uranus in the 7th - March 4, 2012
Progressed Mars in the 8th house is square birthchart Saturn in the 12th - April 6, 2012
Progressed Mars in the 8th house is opposition progressed Asc in the 2nd - Aug 22, 2012
Progressed Sun in the 8th house is sextile birthchart Mercury in the 6th - Jan 10, 2013
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

Saturn is involved in four (4) high discord progressions making the unemployment problem hard to solve. Discord predominates. Three (3) sextile aspects provide opportunities to make progress and the Sun trine Jupiter provides a big dose of political luck. At the moment (January 2009) we don't yet know how big the problem is going to get - and the progressed discord is constant over the next four (4) years.

3. Relief and relief work programs - closing Guantanamo Bay - the 12th house Government spending to provide relief work - the building of roads, rail, bridges and schools - closing down the Guantanamo Bay detention center

Jupiter and Saturn in the 12th house 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 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 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

Saturn is involved in four (4) high-discord progressions and is the more active planet and five (5) obstacle (square) aspects mark for a high-degree of difficulty. The Sun-Jupiter trine is the only bright spot.


4. Tax reform, health care and homeowner mortgage relief - the 8th house Raise taxes on upper-income groups and provide tax cuts for the poor, working poor and modest-income senior citizens. Tax cuts to stimulate the economy. Universal health care insurance - 30-35 million Americans have no health care coverage

Progressed Sun, Mercury and Mars in the 8th house - Mercury and Venus cusp rulers Progressed Mercury in the 8th house is square progressed Saturn in the 12th - Nov 10, 2008
Progressed Mercury in the 8th house is semisquare progressed Pluto in the 7th - Feb 11, 2009
Progressed Mars in the 8th house is square progressed Saturn in the 12th - March 3, 2009
Progressed Sun in the 8th house is sextile birthchart MC - July 5, 2009
Progressed Mars in the 8th house is semisquare progressed Pluto in the 7th - Aug 29, 2009
Progressed Mercury in the 8th house is sextile birthchart Uranus in the 7th - July 18, 2010
Progressed Mercury in the 8th house is square birthchart Saturn in the 12th - Nov 15, 2010
Progressed Sun in the 8th house is trine progressed Jupiter in the 12th - July 11, 2011
Progressed Mars in the 8th house is sextile birthchart Uranus in the 7th - March 4, 2012
Progressed Mars in the 8th house is square birthchart Saturn in the 12th - April 6, 2012
Progressed Mercury in the 8th house is square progressed Jupiter in the 12th - May 7. 2012
Progressed Sun in the 8th house is square birthchart Venus in the 5th - June 22, 2012
Progressed Mars in the 8th house is opposition progressed Asc in the 2nd - Aug 22, 2012
Progressed Sun in the 8th house is sextile birthchart Mercury in the 6th - Jan 10, 2013
Progressed Mercury in the 8th house is sextile progressed Uranus in the 7th - May 3, 2013

With nine (9) discordant aspects influencing the 8th house discord predominates making tax reform, health care and mortgage relief difficult issues. Five (5) sextile aspects map opportunities for progress and the Sun trine Jupiter is the one big ray of hope.

5. Foreign policy - the 7th house It's a dangerous (Mars) and insecure (Saturn) world full of tricky interlinking problems: US involvement in two wars: the war in Iraq - troop withdrawals (Mars, Saturn and the 6th house) - all troops out of Iraq by May 2010 - US involvement in Iraq on a day-to-day basis - Afghanistan - the Taliban, corruption and opium - a unified global response (Pluto) - more US troops - getting the troops home - Israel and the Middle East - conflict (Mars) - getting the peace moves back on track - Pakistan - a hot bed of terrorism (Lower-Pluto) - military strikes against al-Quaida and Taliban elements - tense relations with India - nuclear rivals (Pluto and Mars) - Kashmir - a very dangerous place - Vice President Joe Biden to play a key role - closing down Guantanamo Bay (12th house) - what to do with the 250 prisoners? - missile defense - relations with Russia (7th house) - nuclear proliferation - strategic missile interceptors - Iran - a rogue state with nuclear weapons (Lower-Pluto) - North Korea - nuclear weapons - aggressive diplomacy

Mars, Uranus and Pluto in the 7th house - Sun cusp ruler Progressed Mars in the 8th house is semisquare progressed Pluto in the 7th - Aug 29, 2008
Progressed Mercury in the 8th house is semisquare birthchart Pluto in the 7th - Feb 11, 2009
Progressed Mars in the 8th house is square progressed Saturn in the 12th - March 3, 2009
Progressed Sun in the 8th house is sextile birthchart MC - July 5, 2009
Progressed Venus is conjunct progressed Uranus in the 7th house - July 11, 2009
Progressed Mars in the 8th house is semisquare progressed Pluto in the 7th - Aug 29, 2009
Progressed Asc in the 2nd house is sesquisquare birthchart Pluto in the 7th - Nov 30, 2009
Progressed Mercury in the 8th house is sextile birthchart Uranus in the 7th - July 18, 2010
Progressed Asc in the 2nd house is sesquisquare progressed Pluto in the 7th - March 3, 2011
Progressed Sun in the 8th house is trine progressed Jupiter in the 12th - July 11, 2011
Progressed Mars in the 8th house is sextile birthchart Uranus in the 7th - March 4, 2012
Progressed Mars in the 8th house is square birthchart Saturn in the 12th - April 6, 2012
Progressed Asc in the 2nd house is trine birthchart Uranus in the 7th - May 27, 2012
Progressed Sun in the 8th house is square birthchart Venus in the 5th - June 22, 2012
Progressed Mars in the 8th house is opposition progressed Asc in the 2nd - Aug 22, 2012
Progressed Sun in the 8th house is sextile birthchart Mercury in the 6th - Jan 10, 2013
Progressed Mercury in the 8th house is sextile progressed Uranus in the 7th - May 3, 2013

It's all happening in the other country - China, India, Pakistan, Russia, Iran - and discord predominates. Mars, Uranus and Pluto are not peaceful planets. progressed Venus conjunct progressed Uranus marks for socials unrest and changes in US foreign policy - and maybe some amazing success at the peace talks. The three (3) harmonious aspects involving the Sun will provide a lot of help. progressed Mars sextile Uranus marks for unexpected opportunities that have a successful change outcome, but Mars is fighting all the way - and progressed Mars square Saturn marks for a war weary President suffering from battle fatigue.

Other matters
Education, road building and updating communication services - the 3rd house

Venus - cusp ruler of the 3rd house

Trade, trade relations with other countries and the expansion of higher education and community colleges - the 9th house

Neptune in the 9th house - Mars and Pluto cusp rulers

Energy policy - more energy efficient cars - Uranus and Saturn - the development of alternative energies - Uranus - more energy efficient homes and buildings - solar (Sun) energy - reduced dependence on foreign oil - 1st house and Neptune

National security and the problem of greed - Saturn