Saturn-Neptune and the Obama Family
Barack Obama has a discernible pattern throughout his life involving the planets Saturn and Neptune in relation to his family. His mother was born with Saturn trine Neptune. His wife was born with Saturn square Neptune. His children were born with Saturn square Neptune and Saturn trine Neptune. Although we do not know his father’s birth date, we do know he was born in 1936, and Saturn did oppose Neptune that year.
Curiously, Barack Obama himself was not born at a distinct phase between Saturn and Neptune. His Saturn and Neptune are separated by 76 degrees and 44 minutes of arc. However his Sun and Moon link up with Saturn and Neptune in his chart, which may explain the particular significance it has for his family. The Sun, his father, and his own sense of fatherhood and the Moon, his mother, his wife and children. His Sun is square Neptune while his Moon is parallel to Saturn across the equinoxes (contra-antiscia), the equivalent some say of an opposition.
Let’s take a look at how Obama’s life coincided with different phases of the Saturn-Neptune cycle:
Saturn waxing sextile Neptune, 1959-1960
Saturn waxing square Neptune, 1962-1963
Barack Obama Sr. left his wife Ann Dunham and son Barack Obama Jr. in June 1962, to go study at Harvard. Shortly afterward, Ann Dunham gets a divorce from Barack Obama Sr. On January 17th, 1964, In Chicago, Michelle Robinson was born.
Saturn waxing trine Neptune, 1966
Saturn opposite Neptune 1971-1972
In 1971, Ann sent her son Barack back to Hawaii to live with his grandparents. Obama’s separation from his mother affected him greatly. His grandfather, Stanley Durham was born on March 23rd, 1918, at a Saturn-Neptune conjunction. His grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, was born on October 26th, 1922, shortly before a Saturn-Neptune sextile.
When Barack returned to Hawaii, his father Barack Obama Sr. visited him for a short while. It was the last time Barack would ever see his father. In 1972, Ann returned to Hawaii and reunited with her son for several years.
Saturn waning trine Neptune, 1977
Saturn waning square Neptune, 1979-1980
Saturn waning sextile Neptune 1982
Saturn conjunct Neptune, 1989
It was June 1989, and a bright young Harvard-educated lawyer named Michelle Robinson was assigned to mentor a new summer intern who was creating a lot of buzz around the office. His name was Barack Obama. The short version of the story is they began dating.
What is interesting is how Obama describes Michelle. He calls her his “rock”. His stabilizing influence while he is out there captivating the world, daring people to dream. Saturn is the planet of concreteness, reality, practicality, stability. Neptune is the planet of dreams, ideals, fantasy, illusion. And so the coming together of Saturn and Neptune symbolizes quite literally the union of the “rock” and the “dreamer”. Barack is basically Neptune, and Michelle is Saturn.
This is confirmed by their synastry and transits. Barack has Sun square Neptune, he came to national prominence when Neptune opposed his Sun, and ran for President when Neptune was on his Ascendant. Michelle’s Sun is conjunct his Saturn, and her Saturn is on his Ascendant. They got married in October 1992 when Saturn opposed Barack’s Sun.
Some of you may be wondering, but gee, isn’t Saturn not the best planet to have stamped all over your marriage? Wouldn’t that indicate distance and time apart and hardships? I would say to you, hasn’t there been plenty of that in their marriage because of his career? It was only at the opposition that she realized they could be together more by being an integral part of his career.
Saturn waxing sextile Neptune 1995
Saturn waxing square Neptune, 1998
Saturn waxing trine Neptune, 2001
Saturn opposition Neptune 2007
Barack Obama announced his presidential candidacy on February 10th, 2007, when the Sun was conjunct Neptune and opposite Saturn. The world got to know Obama’s family. Just under two years later, they would become the new First Family. Obama even wrote a letter to his children detailing that they were the reason he wanted to run for president:
When I was a young man, I thought life was all about me—about how I’d make my way in the world, become successful, and get the things I want. But then the two of you came into my world with all your curiosity and mischief and those smiles that never fail to fill my heart and light up my day. And suddenly, all my big plans for myself didn’t seem so important anymore. I soon found that the greatest joy in my life was the joy I saw in yours. And I realized that my own life wouldn’t count for much unless I was able to ensure that you had every opportunity for happiness and fulfillment in yours. In the end, girls, that’s why I ran for President: because of what I want for you and for every child in this nation.
Other Curious Things
The most important people of his personal life have really strange astrological counterpoints in his public life.
- Ann Dunham, Barack’s mother, was born November 29th, 1942.
- Joeseph Biden, Barack’s vice president, was born November 20th, 1942.
- Michelle Obama was born January 17th, 1964.
- Sarah Palin, was born February 11th, 1964.
- While we do not know the exact birth date of his father, Barack Obama Sr., we do know that he was born in 1936.
- John McCain was born on August 29th, 1936, with Saturn opposite Neptune.
Maybe these are just little cosmic jokes, or maybe this is something more. Was Obama figuratively running against his father when he ran against McCain? McCain was certainly running against the legacies of his father and grandfather. Obama’s memoirs were titled “Dreams from My Father”. McCain’s were titled “Faith of My Fathers”. Something clearly going on with Saturn-Neptune, Neptune (dreams, faith) and Saturn (fathers). And is his mother still watching over him through the eyes of Joe Biden? Who knows. Sometimes the universe can be a lot stranger than we realize.