The US Presidential Election 2008 is heating up. The real heat is not between democrat and republic candidates but severe fighting is taking place between resilient Hillary Clinton and bold Obama. Hillary Clinton was the First Lady of America for eight years and has seen the working of an ex-president from close quarters for two terms. She is supported by a powerful lobby which is led by smart and brainy Bill Clinton. Barack Obama is known for his bold statements like emphasizing the ending of the Iraq war, increasing energy independence and providing universal health care. His appeal is being heard by people at large. Republican candidate John McCain is the most senior among his two opponents and a respected candidate who is going to fight against one of these democrat candidates in US 2008 Presidential Election.
Let us see astrologically what is in store for all these three candidates through the prism of astrology. We have the birth details of all the stalwarts which we have taken from different websites. These websites claim that these are authenticated data. If they are right then we cannot go wrong in our analysis.
At the time of Hillary Clinton’s birth, Gemini ascendant was rising on the eastern horizon and planets configuration was as such: Mars, Saturn -Cancer, Sun, Venus, Mercury -Libra, Jupiter, Ketu -Scorpio, Moon -Pisces and Rahu in’ Taurus.
Prarabdh (Past Birth Deeds): Hillary Clinton was born when Gemini ascendant was rising on the eastern horizon. Lagna lord is well placed in the 5th house along with Sun and Mercury. These planets put together form two powerful Rajayogas. These Rajayogas are taking place in the 5th house which denotes creative intelligence and prarabdh (past birth deeds).
Prarabdh (past birth deeds) sounds most appropriate in this case. In this life, certain things you earn and certain things you get by the dint of good luck it or prarabdh. Hillary Clinton’s marriage to Bill Clinton is the outcome of prarabdh which has set the pace for her to go for US Presidential Election 2008. We are not taking away the credit of her creative instincts but prarabdh has played a more important role in this case.
Emotional Tussle : Placement of debilitated Mars and Saturn in the 2nd house gives conflicting results. This house deals with family environment and decides the family background also to some extent. In astrology, conjunction of Mars and Saturn indicates that a lot of storm and turbulence has taken place at the emotional level before the dust settled down as far as family peace and harmony is concerned. The whole world knows that the Clintons had a very tough time in their marriage once upon a time.
Strong willed woman : Placement of Jupiter and Ketu in the 6th house is alright. Jupiter does lose some of its glamour and sheen when placed in the 6th house. Being the lord of 7th when Jupiter occupies the 6th house it does give indication of discord in wedlock and the person has to fight most of her battles on her own. No wonder Hillary's resilience is par excellence and she always fights out her battle whether it is personal or professional, with a vengeance.
Her own person: The Moon has occupied the 10th house which denotes that she has a mind of her own. In astrology, the Moon represents mind. The Moon has formed two trines with Mars. Saturn and Jupiter. In astrology, trines are considered the best and give wonderful results. This configuration is so good that it has brought her at that level and Obama is feeling the heat of it. Placement of Rahu in the 12th house is good.
Mahadasa Results: In her chart, major period of Saturn is in operation which will continue for many more years. At present, the Sun and the Rahu are in operation till December 2008. The Sun has occupied the 5th house and the Rahu is placed in the 12th house. Both the planets are quite strong in the chart but ill aligned with each other. However in navamsa chart, both the planets have again gained a lot of strength. Perhaps this is the reason that Hillary Clinton is fighting hard her battle and cruising close to Obama’s tally. Since primarily both the planets are weak in the chart, it does not assure her the top post but she could be offered to be Deputy of Obama.
Barack Obama: At the time of Barack Obama’s birth, Libra lagna was rising on the eastern horizon and the planetary configuration is as under: Saturn, Jupiter -Capricorn, Ketu - Aquarius, Moon -Taurus, Venus -Gemini, Sun, Mercury -Cancer and Mars, Rahu in Leo.
Head of State: The lord of lagna is beautifully placed in the 9th house which represents luck. This placement of planet promises that one could be the head of State, if other planets contribute the same way as lagna lord has projected in the chart.
Buddhaditva Rajayoga : Due to the placement of Sun and Mercury in the 10th house, a powerful Buddhaditya Rajayoga’ has taken place. This rajayoga makes the person bold, intelligent, a tactician and foresighted too. Saturn and Jupiter are placed in the 4th house. Both these planets are involved in a mutual aspect with Sun and Mercury. This phenomenon indicates that success will not come easily to Obama and he has to fight tooth and nail till the last.
Fulfillment of Cherished Goal : Placement of Mars and Rahu in the 11th house is very good. This house indicates huge gains and fulfillment of long cherished desires. This house also indicates friends and well wishers across the globe. We foresee that Obama will win over many friends and admirers throughout the globe in the coming years.
Placement of Moon in the 8th house gives mixed results. Being the lord of 10th i.e. position (karma), the placement of Moon is detrimental to an extent in getting the desired results. Nothing comes easily and doubt and fear exists till the last count.
Mahadasa Results: In his chart major period of Jupiter will continue for many more years. Jupiter - Venus will continue till 10th of August 2008. Jupiter has occupied the 4th house and Venus is placed in the 9th. Independently both the planets are very strong in the chart but wrongly aligned from each other. Due to this very reason Obama is not able to establish a clear lead against her party arc rival Hillary Clinton. However marginally he is still ahead of her. We believe that Hillary Clinton can tie him down for a while but Obama is fighting next election as a democratic candidate against McCain. His good period of Jupiter -Sun will begin from August 2008 for the next one year. Both are beautifully placed in the chart which clearly indicates that he will be the winner.
John S. McCain: John McCain was born when Virgo ascendant was rising on the eastern horizon and the planetary placement was as such: Mercury -Virgo, Jupiter -Scorpio, Rahu -Sagittarius, Moon -Capricorn, Saturn -Aquarius, Ketu -Gemini, Mars - Cancer and Sun, Venus in Leo.
Panch Mahapurush Rajyoga : At the time of McCain’s birth Virgo ascendant was rising on the eastern horizon and lord of lagna is well placed in the lagna itself. The placement of Mercury has given rise to a powerful rajayoga called ‘Bhadra’. This rajayoga comes under the category of “Panch Mahapurush Rajayoga” which promises great success in life.
Great Fighter: Placement of Jupiter in the 3rd house is very encouraging. This house deals with prowess and we all know that McCain was a great fighter throughout his life. As a matter of fact he comes from the family of fighters. Rahu has occupied the 4th house and Ketu is placed in the 10th. This placement of planets gives good results to the native as far as career is concerned.
Difficulty in final competition: Moon has occupied the 5th house, the house of creativity which denotes good growth in life. Saturn has occupied the 6th house which is good. Sun and Venus are placed in the 12th house which is alright. All these planets are involved in a mutual aspect which gives mixed results. Since this house also deals with competition and 1 indicates initial success but later on negativity takes over. Debilitated Mars has occupied the 11th house which by and large is alright.
Mahadasa Results: In his chart Saturn’s mahadasa is at its fag end. This dasa will come to end in April 2009. At present Saturn -Jupiter are in operation. Both the planets are well aligned with each other but dasa is at its fag end. In astrology when dasa is ending it does not give great results. Therefore we assume that McCain will go down fighting US Presidential Election 2008.
Final Result: After analyzing the horoscope of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain, we come to the conclusion that Barack Obama will be the next President of America.