Barack Obama's birth place has been
the topic for speculation in the astrological community since his race
for the Senate. Now the public is hearing about it on network news stations.
There are claims that Obama's step-grandmother, Sarah Onyango Obama,
told reporters that Barack Obama, Jr. was born in Kenya. The President
hasn't released an official birth certificate, but the official document
released as his proof of birth is a certificate of live birth, place
of birth Honolulu, Hawaii. So I created two charts, one for his birthplace
in Kenya, and the other in Hawaii. You will see the changes the location
creates in the Ascendant, Midheaven, Moon and its
placement, and all of the aspects created between these and the
rest of the horoscope.
The Hawaii chart has a Fourth House Gemini Moon for our President; The
Kenya chart has a Third House Taurus Moon. Wow big difference! The Moon
indicates one's emotional disposition, and astrologers look to the Moon
sign and placement to see what people are sensitive to, attached to
or comforted by.
If his Moon is in Taurus, he would exhibit a very grounded demeanor
that would be calming and soothing to those who look to him for direction.
If provoked he would be slow to rattle, and would take comfort in his
loved ones and family. Taurus Moon is determined and emotionally resistant
to changes, but with the 3rd house placement (Gemini house), it is colored
with more excitability and flexibility. He would be driven by the past
experiences he's had, even though he wouldn't necessarily see it that
way. The Moon in this chart creates a Fixed Grand Cross, between the
Ascendant, the Midheaven and Uranus in the 7th.
" A Fixed Grand Cross is said to lead to a person who
is well organized but does not know where to direct their talents. Consequently,
those with a fixed grand cross tend to be stuck in the same place."
(Wikipedia) The fixed energy is between the emotions (Moon)/perception
(Ascendant)/career (Midheaven)/ and change (Uranus).
But, if President Obama was born in Hawaii, he would have a Gemini Moon.
This Moon sign is rational emotionally, and usually uncomfortable with
demonstrative displays of sentimentality and physical touching. The
fourth house placement indicates one who is emotionally very attached
to the past, their heritage, their family and upbringing. His connection
to his Mother is very strong and he would seek a mothering mate as a
In this chart his Moon trines Jupiter, making it easy for him to overlook
past mistakes and be forward thinking and tolerant of differences. But
his Moon would square Pluto, making it difficult for him in relationships;
as his feelings become so urgent and compelling that he periodically
needs to rethink, let go and move on.
Both observations are possible to draw conclusions from. You be the
judge. Read the different charts on our President, and let us know what