Under the next US Presidency, which lasts from Jan 2009 to Jan 2013, the Cardinal square from Pluto in early Capricorn to Uranus in early Aries will begin. This will be the next big phase, and testing time, that we collectively have to face.
A leader is characteristic of his/her time, whether or not we like them, and so we would expect a leader's chart to resonate with the major planetary alignments of the period.
I thought I'd test this one by looking at the charts of those Americans who have been President over the last 80 years at the time of a hard aspect between 2 of the outer planets - the times of the most significant change, astrologically speaking - to look for hard transits with their birth charts. And I found it worked every single time, using Sun, Moon Node or Angles.
I got my information from www.astrotheme.fr, and I don't know how reliable they are, particularly as they don't give sources for birth information. Even so, I still found it quite striking.
Herbert Hoover was President from 1929-1933. In the year his Presidency ended, the Uranus-Pluto Square of the time came within a degree of hard aspecting his Node at 24 Aries.
Franklin D Roosevelt was President from 1933 to 1945. His ASC was at 24 Cancer, catching the Uranus-Pluto Square as his Presidency began.
The next major alignment was the Uranus-Neptune Square of the 1950s. Eisenhower had Sun at 21 Libra and Moon at 23 Libra, almost exactly catching the 1954 square from Uranus at 23 Cancer and Neptune at 23 Libra.
Then there was the Uranus-Pluto conjunction in Virgo of the mid to late 1960s. Lyndon B Johnson had ASC, Sun and Moon between 1, 4 and 10 Virgo respectively, and Uranus and Pluto were just finishing with his Moon as he became President in 1963.
George Bush sr has Moon at 18 Libra, which was squared by the Uranus-Neptune conjunction in Capricorn towards the end of his Presidency in 1992.
Bill Clinton has ASC at 18 Libra and MC at 20 Cancer, both of which were hit by the Uranus-Neptune conjunction as his Presidency began.
So what we are looking for in the chart of the next President are significant points in early to mid cardinal signs. Unfortunately, we don't have birth times for most of the official or possible candidates. Philip Brown has done a good job of collating all the charts we have at astrofuturetrends.
John McCain has MC at 16 Cancer and ASC at 18 Libra, and Al Gore has Sun at 11 Aries. So we can count them in.
None of the others - Obama, Giuliani, Clinton, Edwards, Romney - have Sun, Moon or Node in early to mid cardinal signs. What is needed is some good guesswork and rectification around these candidates to see if they might have appropriate Angles. Because however good they might look in the polls, and however good their synastry is with the US chart, they ain't gonna get elected without the right Angles.