by Lakshmi Parthasarathy
The Presidential Horoscopes are analyzed according to the Vedic System of Astrology, and its branch of Vimshothri Dasa system, which is popular and astronomically correct and precise. Accorrding to the Dasa system, the span of life is 120 years and is divided into 9 planets, plus Rahu and Kethu, the shadowy planets. To determine the Ascendant and Dasa, the Birth Place, the Time of Birth, and the position of the Moon is very important. There are 27 Constellation or Stars assigned to the 12 houses.
Each Star covers 130 20’ of the Zodiac totaling 3600 for the 12 Houses. By determining the Birth Star and Moon’s position, the Dasa period can be calculated; and the astrologer starts to analyze the future. For the Readers sake, astrological terms are necessary to give predictions with reason. Coming to the Election results, the way to choose a President astrologically is something like choosing the marriage partner for better or worse; namely, match the Presidential candidate’s horoscope with the natal chart of the U.S. Each candidate has his planetary strong/weak points compatible or not to U.S., and let us analyze the proposal of the U.S. chart.
President Barack Obama’s opponent Mr. Mitt Romney
Mr. Romney was born on March 12, 1947 at 9:15AM in Detroit, MI. The ascendant Taurus is posited with Rahu, the Node in his house. His 4th House Lord Sun (Atmakaraka) is well posited in the 10th house. For Politicians, you need a strong Sun to win in Politics. Here, Romney’s Sun is in Aquarius, in enemy’s camp. Moreover, the Sun is ruled by the 25th star, Poorattadhi, which is controlled by Jupiter. Jupiter is the Lord of the 8th and 11th houses, which is considered to be malefic for a Taurus born. So, Sun is out.
Considering Moon (Manokaraka) or the mind. Romney’s Moon is posited in Scorpio and ruled by Mars. In Scorpio, his Moon’s star gets strong debilitation. Both major planets (Sun and Moon) are very detrimental to his presidency.
The benefic planet Venus in his Karmic 9th house, and Saturn in his 3rd house has given him some leadership and popularity in politics during previous Dasa periods. On election time, transit Mars in Scorpio with Romney’s malefic 7th House planets, and a weak Moon denies the leadership.
Another weak point is his current Dasa period with Sun Major and Kethu Minor which cancels his leadership. All his karmic planets are afflicted on Election Day both natally and in transit too.
President Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961, 7:24PM in Honolulu, HI. According to Vedic chart, his ascendant is Capricorn, with both Jupiter and Saturn together in the ascendant. The ascendant Lord Saturn’s position makes the ascendant very strong. Sun, the Royal planet combined with Mercury causes a strong Raja Yoga called (Budha Adithya Yoga). Budha means Mercury, and Adithya denotes the Sun. Hence the combination is very good for the politics. One weak point is the opposition aspect by Saturn and Jupiter, to Sun and Mercury; denoting struggle and difficulty for the President in certain periods in having to prove himself.
Moon, his mind and mind of the masses, meaning U.S. Horoscope’s Moon, is quite compatible and Obama’s Moon is exalted in the 5th house Kendra, aspected by Jupiter causing a Raja Yoga which is very good for leadership. Sun and Mercury in the 7th house are good and favorable.
Mars and the Node Rahu in the 8th is not very good and ill placed, causing enemies. Venus in the 6th is not good for the National Economy because he is also the Lord of the 10th house. The above two are always the weak points.
However, his Karmic planet Saturn is very strong and acquit him remarkably well in most difficult times. After July-August 2012, Obama enters the Maha dasa of Saturn. It is his lady luck as well as his ascendant Lord. The planetary pendulum strikes again on his side for the second time. Victory shines over, being at the right time, and in the right place with the start of the Maha dasa of Saturn Major, and Saturn Minor.
Lakshmi Parthasarathy is a political astrologer, and she has accurately predicted Presidents Carter and Regan’s election victories, President Regan’s assassination attempt, and also Mrs. Indira Gandhi’s. Two of the articles were published in India West, and India Abroad in the past. More recently during the last two Presidential elections of 2000, and 2004 she had accurately predicted the Presidential candidate, which were published by India West; not to mention the 2008 election article published by Fate magazine.