Part 16 Barack Obama and the mundane cycle charts
Dennis Sutton February 2009

The planets in the sky move with elegant precision - and what happens here on Earth replicates their sign locations and angular relationships. Their movement and activity heralds varying fortune - the times of prosperity and the times of dearth: And most people are totally unaware of the role they play in their daily lives and mundane affairs.

The planets also move north and south of the celestial equator and the time they move from south to north declination is an important astrological event. It heralds the commencement of a new cycle chart. The Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto cycle charts all play a significant role in mundane astrology. The duration of each planet's cycle varies greatly and I suppose it would be considered 'quite significant' if a President experienced two (2) or maybe three (3) new cycle charts during his term in office. But the way things are shaping up Barack Obama is no ordinary President for during his term in office six (6) new cycle charts will commence - two (2) Mars cycles, two (2) Jupiter cycles and two (2) Uranus cycles.

The Mars cycle chart presides over the conflict agenda. It possesses a conflict potential that is primarily determined by the aspects formed by Mars in the chart. High-discord aspects up the potential for conflict and high-harmony aspects reduce it. The house where Mars is located reveals which sector of the mundane agenda will be subject to strife and dissension.

A new Mars cycle commences on April 25, 2009 at 7.30pm EDT. In this chart Mars is conjunct Venus and square Pluto - and the Mars-Pluto square is exact. It's generating of lot of high-level discord. At Washington Mars is in the 5th house and Wall St and the gambling sector will be in for a wild ride - strife, dissension and wild exuberance.

But it's the Mars cycle that commences on April 4, 2011 at 5.49pm EDT that is sending a very dangerous signal. In this chart Mars is conjunct Uranus and square Pluto - and at Washington the Mars-Uranus conjunction is in the 7th house (war). It's an extremely hazardous and unpredictable energy mix that will influence the last 21months of Obama's presidential term: And at the same time Obama, who has Mars and Uranus in his 7th house, will have progressed Mars sextile birthchart Uranus and square birthchart Saturn.

The Jupiter cycle presides over the financial agenda. It possesses a growth and prosperity potential that is primarily determined by the aspects formed by Jupiter in the chart. High-harmony aspects up the prosperity potential and high-discord aspects reduce it. The house where Jupiter is located indicates which sector of the mundane agenda will be subject to growth and prosperity during the duration of the chart.

A new (short) Jupiter cycle commences on July 8, 2010 at 1.49pm EDT. In this chart Jupiter is conjunct Uranus, trine Mercury (the best aspect), opposition Saturn (the worst aspect) and square Pluto. At Washington Jupiter is in the 6th house and labour and the working person will benefit financially from Jupiter's benevolence and good-will; but it should be noted that this chart will be operating in a highly distressed financial landscape.

But it's the new (major) Jupiter cycle that commences on February 5, 2011 at 8.48pm EST that is sending the most important message regarding the world's financial future. In this chart Jupiter is conjunct Uranus, square Pluto and sextile Mercury - an aspect structure that favours financial reform (Uranus), financial corruption (Pluto) and effective decision-making (Mercury). At Washington Jupiter (and Uranus) are in the 1st house and the people - and their health and welfare - will benefit from Jupiter's benevolence and good-will. When this cycle commences both Barack Obama and the USA will have progressed Sun trine Jupiter in their respective charts - so everyone should be feeling hopeful and optimistic.

The Uranus cycle presides over the radical change and reform agenda. It possesses a radical change potential that is primarily determined by the aspects formed by Uranus in the chart. High-harmony aspects up the potential for worthwhile change, but high-discord aspects reduce this potential. Ineffective change has a destructive outcome. The house where Uranus is located indicates which sector of the mundane agenda will be subject to change, reform, technological innovation and the influence of radical politics.

A new (short) Uranus cycle commences on April 9, 2011 at 3.34pm EDT. In this chart Uranus is square the Moon, conjunct Mars and square Pluto - and this means it's a high-discord chart jammed packed with destructive extremism, radical violence, social unrest, protests and demonstrations. A period of anarchy could prevail. At Washington Uranus (and Mars) are in the 8th house - debts, taxes, mortgages and medicare and these mundane-matters will be changed and reformed due to radical political moves.

But this short Uranus cycle only has a 9-month duration and it's the major Uranus cycle that commences on January 27, 2012 at 10.42pm EST that will preside over the radical change agenda for many, many years. In this chart Uranus is conjunct the Moon, sextile Mercury, opposition Mars, and square Pluto. It's a rather eccentric aspect structure, but all things considered it's the Uranus-Moon conjunction that will steal the show. Revolutionary Uranus is with the people and there's going to be a people's revolution. Human-rights are a key issue as the common people change their circumstances - with cataclysmic suddenness.

When this cycle chart commences (in January 2012) the progressed Sun in the USA chart will be square progressed Uranus (perfect in June 2012) and the progressed Sun in the Aquarian Age chart will be square progressed Uranus (perfect in April 2012): And with Uranus taking centre stage this can only spell BIG revolutionary change. You can expect the revolution to begin at around the time the new Uranus cycle starts in January 2012.

You need to know that this high-level stimulation to Uranus will activate an equally high-level of curiosity in astrology and those who peddle astrological and occult information should get ready to ride the wave of public interest. In 1969 when the current Uranus cycle started there was an upsurge of interest in astrology and this time it will be even bigger. Sensational events will occur, but because Uranus is involved they will be difficult, if not impossible, to predict. Whether Uranus conjunct the Moon just turns the human race into a lot of robotic tech-heads remains to be seen, but the inner-plane stimulation to Uranus does map a potential for astrology to play a significant part in the proceedings: And astrological organizations should be gearing up to take advantage of this surge of Uranus energy.