Obama’s Farewell Address / Spirit Legacy, and the Sabian Symbols

12 Jan

While listening to President Obama’s farewell / legacy address from Jan 10, I looked at his chart:

His SATURN retro is at 25°20 CAP in his 12th house – in service on behalf of the Nation, and its People – next to his JUPITER retro, on the ‘Prometheus / Community Builder Point’ (cusp of CAP to AQ) – which the SUN crosses (yearly) on Jan 19 / 20.

His SATURN / JUPITER conjunction ‘wraps around’ the U.S. PLUTO at 27°33 CAP – the Spirit of the Country and Nation, and its structural essences, like democracy, and continuous improvement and self organized work and empowered change, which Obama emphasizes in his moving farewell speech.

The U.S. will have their (first, since 1776) PLUTO Return in 2020 – 2022.
A historic time, to hopefully a REbirth and REgeneration the original American Spirit. 
So perhaps, ironically and somewhat paradoxically, in the best possible scenario, despite and through what Trump will evoke, ‘America will be great again’!
Depending on the strength of Spirit.

We’ll certainly see and hear more about what’s been processed down the border, over the next years.


Here is Obama’s chart:

Highly interesting and synchronistic for the farewell address are the Sabian Symbols for the degree of the CAP SUN of today’s (Jan 12) CANCER FULL MOON = 22°27′ CAP, between 22° and 23° CAP. 
Traditionally, in Astrology of countries, the SUN is their leader / king / president.
The MOON represents ‘the People’ – and the Full MOON is in CANCER, where the 4th of July  U.S. SUN is.
The speech was very moving and emotional – on this CANCER Full MOON. A sad farewell for so many.
By the way: The Sabian Symbol of 22° CAP was actually also the exact one for the New Moon at 21°45′ CAP exactly 4 years ago, on Jan 11, 2013!
Hmmm, that was the New Moon before Obama was sworn in for his second term, on Jan 20, 2013. Full circle?
22° CAP says:
Keynote: The realization that one may grow through defeat as well as, and perhaps more than, through success.
While the preceding symbol (A Relay Race) referred to the drive toward success in culturally organized collective endeavors, this one presents us with the possibility of turning apparent external defeat into an inner spiritual achievement. We have seen how totally vanquished nations (like Germany and Japan) have leaped forward and achieved great economic success. Much depends on the quality of the will  and the inner integrity of the person.
At this.. stage we find what seems to be a paradox, but the spiritual life is always paradoxical. The great sinner can become the most renowned saint, and the medieval Pope a criminal.
What matters most always is INNER STRENGTH.
… which President Obama certainly demonstrated in office, and inspired the nation to, as his spirit legacy (so SATURN in CAP in his 12th house), in his farewell address.
23° CAP:
Keynote: The reward offered by society for the fulfillment of individual responsibility.
The fact that ‘two’ awards are emphasized makes us believe that this may refer subtly to the recognition by the community that, whether he succeeded or failed, an individual who discharged his duty nobly under unusual circumstances is entitled to the respect and appreciation of the collectivity he served so well. What is implied here is a constant give-and-take between society and the individual person. Each one should be able to trust the other.
This symbol… extracts, as it were, a common element from the two preceding scenes. The keyword here is RECOMPENSE, i.e. a compensation for a well-done performance – a balancing of accounts.”
Wow, sums it up.
Had to post once I saw it surprisingly.
The term ‘Performance’ in its two facets is so apropos Obama’s chart and what he presented:
  • The Performance of CAP: Obama’s SATURN retro – in rulership, in his 12th house of collectivity):
    Job well done. Kudos for his leadership and responsibility, and for improving the state of the economy and social justice and equality. Stepping into presidency at a time of ‘imbalanced accounts’ he got them them more balanced.
  • The CAN – CAP Full Moon squares JUPITER in LIBRA which enhances awareness of those things…
  • The Performance of LEO: Barack Obama’s got a strong concentration in the sunny, noble, radiant, naturally confident and charismatic sign: MERCURY, the SUN – like SATURN in rulership, LILITH, URANUS, and the North Node – which will return for him this Spring (every 18 1/2 years): Time to have fun and play with Michelle?:
    Yes, definitely an award for his Leonine performance across the board, and on all stages.
    Apropos LEO in Obama’s 7th house of marriage partner – he couldn’t have done it and wouldn’t have been as stylish and popular without her: Award for the fine and fun – and serious! – inspiration Michelle Obama has represented – what a shining CAP SUN spirit (“All girls and young women can do it!”) role model. Her 53rd birthday will be on Jan 17 – quite the Full Moon (fruition) Birthday time for her too!

Obama’s got both signs of performance and authority CAP and LEO with their natural rulers, SATURN and the SUN, and showed a big deal of what that can look like, over the last 8 years.


Obama has certainly been an inspiring leader and icon to Americans and world citizens.



Spirit Legacy of a President.


© Melanie Lichtinger 2017



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