Many people have been asking my opinion of the
upcoming US elections. From a Jyotish perspective,
it matters little who has the best image, policy,
strategy, funding, etc., as in the end, karma must
dictate who will win or lose on election day.
In 2008, prior to Barack Obama having received the
Democratic nomination, I had predicted that he would
not only win the nomination, but go on to win the
election, based on his Jyotish chart. At the time,
I had further predicted that he would win for a
second term in 2012.
In 2008, there was no way of knowing who his opponent
in 2012 would be. Remember 4 years ago, when many people
believed that the then Alaskan governor would make a run
for president in 2012, her claim to (foreign policy) fame
being that she could (almost) see Russia from her house?
2012 has arrived, and the election is two weeks away,
so this is a good time to revisit the chart of President
Obama, and his challenger Mitt Romney.
Obama has Capricorn Ascendant with Saturn in Capricorn,
giving rise to Sasa Yoga, one of the Mahapurusha Yogas,
which confer high status and position, kingship, etc.
On July 24, 2012, he began his 19-year Saturn Mahadasha,
the time when his power will be consolidated further. On
Nov 6, Obama will be in Saturn-Saturn-Saturn-Moon period;
Moon is exalted in his 5th house (throne).
In transit, he will have 6 of the 7 planets passing
through a Bindu (auspicious) point, in Ashtakavarga,
a very positive sign.
On Inauguration Day, Jan 21, 2013, he will be running
Saturn-Saturn-Mercury period; Mercury governs his 9th
house (Dharma, luck, fortune) and is well-placed in
Mitt Romney has Taurus Ascendant, with Moon in Scorpio
and Sun in Aquarius. His Ascendant plus 7 of the 9
planets are in fixed signs; this provides power and
stability, but also gives rigidity, and inflexibility.
No Mahapurusha Yoga is seen in his chart, although a
powerful Kendra/Trikona Yoga is present with Sun, Mars
and Mercury conjunct in his 10th house. From Oct 2 to 20,
he was in Sun-Mercury-Mars period, the same 3 planets which
contribute to the strong Yoga in his chart. This gave him a
clear victory in the first debate, and caused the gap to
close between challenger and incumbent.
Sun-Mercury-Rahu, which began on Oct 20, will continue
until after election day. Rahu is unlikely to keep this
momentum going. On Nov 6, he will have 4 out of 7 planets
passing through a bindu point (just above average).
By Inauguration Day, he will be in Sun-Mercury-Saturn;
Saturn governs his 10th house (honor, status, reputation),
however is weak in Cancer, in the sign of it's great
enemy (Moon), and also in Mrityubhaga (fateful) degree.
Comparing the two charts, the case for President
Obama winning re-election is overwhelmingly strong.
With best wishes,
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