It’s a good sort of guessing game – when will Hillary go? I invite all my readers to give a date, backed up by astrological argument, as to when Hillary Clinton will concede to Barack Obama in the Democratic nomination contest. I’m going for 4th June.
Hillary was born 26 Oct 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, time uncertain.
I think the real battle has been over for quite some time now. It began under the prolonged opposition from Mars to Pluto that lasted, on and off, from September through to the end of March. It started in earnest on super-Tuesday in early February, when a large number of US States held their Primaries. At this time Mars was stationing between the tips of the horns of the bull – what an omen for a great contest!
Arguing astrologically, I’d say the real battle finished when Mars stopped opposing Pluto on 29 March, because that had been the presiding signature of the contest.
What we are dealing with in Hillary is an enormous amount of staying power which is proving also to be extremely stubborn in the face of defeat. ‘Testicular fortitude’ is the term being used by her supporters. Her funding has dried up, Obama now has the lead amongst super-delegates, and the arithmetic for her to win just isn’t there – and hasn’t been for some time now.
This stubbornness and staying power is described by her Scorpio-Leo configuration. She has Sun in Scorpio, and Mercury-Venus in Scorpio square to a Mars-Pluto-Saturn conjunction in Leo. Very fixed and determined, very good at surviving (Scorpio) and very ambitious (Leo).
The main transit occurring for her (in the absence of a birth time) is Neptune opposing her natal Saturn at 21 Leo and squaring her Mercury at 21 Scorpio. This is not a great natal aspect for charisma, but it is good for emphasising how experienced you are (Saturn), which has been the line she has taken against Obama.
Neptune is now stationing opposite her Saturn, dissolving (Neptune) her stubborn resistance (Saturn) to conceding the leadership (Saturn/Leo). Neptune will be gaining power over the next 2 weeks as he slows right down and then goes retrograde. I reckon this will do for Hillary. Her Saturn will finally yield to Neptune’s power. Neptune is also about illusion and waking from illusion. Neptune being so active for her right now suggests to me that she is not just being calculating or determined, but that she is also refusing to face reality.
Being as fixed as she is, it is more likely she will go towards the end of Neptune stationing, or even as he turns retrograde. So she will fight not just today’s primary in West Virginia, but Kentucky and Oregon in a week’s time, and then the final primaries in Puerto Rico, Montana and South Dakota on the 1st and 3rd of June. Not that the outcome will make much difference. Neptune will just start to move again during these final 2 primaries, ushering in a new phase.
In her natal chart, Hillary has stationing Uranus. So she is sensitive to this planet stationing, and this can help time events. Uranus will be just starting to station in early June. And on 4th June, the Moon will conjoin, and so trigger, her natal Uranus. This is suitably the day after the final primary. So the astrology and the events tie in together to give this date.