This Wednesday, the 27 of January will see President Obama's first State of the Union address. (Last year really wasn't a State of the Union because he was only President a few weeks.) Besides, the State of the Union was in such a shambles that no one would want to have to talk about it - especially the guy who didn't mess things up.
If you listen to the Talking Heads on television -- something I would not advise anyone do because it just isn't good for the body, mind or soul --- this is already a failed President. Obama is a man fighting for his political career. While this is the usual hogwash on cable, the President himself has said they walked into a "buzz saw" last week with the astounding election of tea bagger Scott Brown in Massachusetts.
So what do the stars have in hold for the President when he makes this important speech? To find out, I ran a tri-wheel with his natal chart in the middle - August 4, 1961 1-6pm in Honolulu, HA - and yes, that is in the United States! In the center is his progressed chart - how those natal planets have moved since his birth. Progressed charts are unique for each person. On the outside are the current transits. --- where the planets will be over Washington D.C. Wednesday night.
The first thing that jumps out at me is that transiting Uranus is right over (in conjunction with) his progressed Juno in the 5th House - the House of creativity. Uranus is the quick change artist. It creates inspiration but is like a thunderbolt - it is fast and scattered. Juno is the consort - where we make unions. This is a highly charged placement because you have Uranus energy interjecting itself into all of your joint activities. It creates change and excitement - but also detachment. Uranus is all about personal freedom.
So he is going to have a hard time connecting with the common man. Lots of energy - no place to go.
Venus and the Sun will be in conjunction in his 3rd House - the House of communication. That will help make his words, which are naturally melodious due to his natal Jupiter/Saturn conjunction there. However, both are in Aquarius (ruled by Uranus) so again he is going to have to bring them down - bring them down. Get his thoughts out of the clouds and start feeling some pain a la Bill Clinton.
Vesta, the asteroid indicating the burning heart’s desire, is in his 10th House - the House of career status and government is in Virgo and conjuncting all of the planets he has natally in the 10th (Pluto, Uranus, North Node). So he wants to buckle down and work on the nitty gritty of government.
Let's hope he works hard to lasso Uranus and bring down his lofty wishes on Wednesday night to knock it out of the park. If not, he has a strong chance of saying a lot of pretty words that don't resonate.