Obama Retakes Oath of Office, Astrologers Freak Out
The astrological community is abuzz tonight over news that Barack Obama officially retook his oath of office at the White House at exactly 7:35 PM, as reported by the Washington Times.
Speculations abounded today over whether or not Obama would in fact retake the oath due to a mistake that occurred yesterday during his inauguration when Chief Justice John Roberts misspoke while administering it, thus causing Obama not to recite it correctly. Today the San Francisco Chronicle ran a story in which it interviewed some experts who argued that the retaking of the oath was probably necessary, quoting a constitutional law professor at George Washington University named Jonathan Turley who said
He should probably go ahead and take the oath again,” Turley said. “If he doesn’t, there are going to be people who for the next four years are going to argue that he didn’t meet the constitutional standard…
Astrologers around the world are freaking out about this development because it raises questions about whether or not this is the pivotal moment to use for casting a horoscopic chart in order to map the future of his presidency.
Technically, according to the constitution, Obama became the president at exactly noon yesterday, regardless of the oath, although there is also a significant degree of legal and symbolic importance attached to the actual swearing in of any new president. This retaking of the oath of office may indeed set up an entirely new chart for the Obama presidency, overriding the previous oath of office chart that took place at exactly 12:06 PM yesterday.
It is significant that Obama himself apparently thought that matter important enough in order to require him to retake the oath, especially given that he was a professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago Law School for twelve years.
At this point just about every modern astrologer in the world is thinking that this is probably the most prominent, yet typical example of a Mercury retrograde fiasco to occur in the history of Mercury retrogrades. Perhaps the Mercury retrograde to end all Mercury retrogrades? Unfortunately, probably not.
Here is the new chart for Obama’s retaking of the presidential oath tonight, set for January 21, 2009 at 7:35 PM in Washington, DC:
As many astrologers are sure to note, this new chart is decidedly less decent than the inauguration chart from yesterday. Virgo is rising, with a retrograde Mercury ruling the ascendant, being placed in Capricorn with Mars, still under the beams of the Sun. A retrograde, contrary to the sect Saturn is in the 1st house, and the Moon is actually closely applying to form a T-square with the Venus-Uranus-Saturn opposition.
So, some astrologers may have gotten their wish and the Moon is no longer void in the inauguration chart, but was it really worth it, and is this chart any better? For now, I’ll let you decide. Let me know what you think in the comments section below. Does this chart override the one from yesterday? Is it better or worse? Can you think of a better example of Mercury retrograde in history?
Thanks to Linea Van Horn and Doctor H for the tips on the breaking news.