Joe Biden’s Inauguration: A new dawn, a new day, a new life?

Although somewhat obvious, the astrology for the Presidential Inauguration Day on 20th January also points to this being a life-changing event for him, his family, the US and maybe even the world in potentially a number of ways.

Comparing Joe Biden’s birth chart with the chart for the Inauguration event, a series of what appear ominous alignments can be observed.

Transiting Jupiter in the 2nd house is opposing natal Pluto in the 8th. This highlights the culmination of a long awaited ambition for success or power. However equally, there are strong forces opposing this outcome that could result in loss or a perpetual war with powerful people, whether these are the citizens or the elected representatives.

Transiting Mars and Uranus are conjunct, a potentially volatile combination for such a high profile event, which could foretell a risk of sudden upsets, things happening without warning and even critical danger. More positively, this combination might denote the advent of a new and innovative project that requires a great deal of energy to achieve.

Intriguingly, the Mars and Uranus conjunction is at the Sabian symbol of 7° Taurus – The woman of Samaria at the ancestral well – which represents the meeting of the traditional past and of the creative spirit pointing to the future.The interpretation asserts that early in his ministry, Jesus meets a Samaritan woman at an ancestral well. This woman belongs to a tribe despised by the Jews; moreover, she is unmarried and therefore on the fringe of even her own society. It is to just that kind of woman that Jesus reveals he is the Messiah: “I am He,” a revelation he apparently will not bestow even upon his disciples, at least not in words. What does this mean? Jesus, as the Avatar incorporating the Christ-Impulse, came to replace the old tribal order with a new order based on universal Love. It is not to representatives of, or even to men still attached to the old order, that Jesus could reveal his spiritual, evolutionary and society-transforming status; they had instead to reach a point where they could discover his avatar-ship. But to the woman of Samaria – who, in her openness to love’s urgings, had already repudiated any narrow subservience to the old order – Jesus could reveal his function. The highest meets the lowest when this lowest is free from traditional bonds and open to love. A NEW QUALITY OF BEING is revealed which renders the old patterns obsolete.

However, conjunct Mars and Uranus also square Joe Biden’s natal Pluto in the 8th house. This is not a benign aspect in the slightest and could play out in a number of ways. This aspect could represent serious conflict or confrontations that may test his strength and resolve. Things from the past could catch up if undesirable action or routes have been taken that calls his integrity into question, potentially resulting in shock revelations if they don’t uphold the office of President. Joe Biden may easily find himself the victim of someone else’s ruthlessness and, in any other circumstances, would be advised to avoid dangerous people or places to avoid becoming an unfortunate pawn in historical events.

Less controversially, this alignment may point to the complete change in life that Joe Biden will experience as the POTUS. A symbolic rebirth into a new way of life and a new dynamic force to be reckoned with.

This total life-transformation is indicated by transiting Neptune conjunct natal Chaos representing his dream and his most difficult battle colliding at the same time.

Transiting North and South Nodes squaring his MC and IC confirm this as a fateful occasion which will impact both public and family life, possibly causing tension between these aspects of his life. The Biden’s life will no longer be their own, big changes will test the family’s resilience, indicated by his SA MC conjunct Juno both opposing Saturn in the 7th.

The Sabian symbol for his MC may indeed be fortuitous – a caravan of cars headed to the west coast – as the interpretation is the need of cooperative effort in reaching any “New World” of experience. A linking of consciousnesses and energies in order to safely reach the goal of destiny. Here there is no longer any sense of competition, but an ordered and structured endeavour. The past is entirely left behind; men cooperate in the great “adventure in consciousness” in a TOTALIZATION OF PURPOSE AND EFFORT.

Transiting Moon conjunct his natal Moon will strengthen emotions on the day. He will need to keep a strong sense of perspective and may need reassurance. He will not want to deal with confrontation and may feel somewhat uneasy at the unfamiliar or strange situation. However, transiting Circe conjunct his natal Moon may provide some magic to the occasion and see women in particular drawn to his emotional side, but he may not be entirely sure what sort of approach to take.

The transiting Sun squaring his Moon will energise and enable strong conviction, but may also make him prone to irritability and excessive emotionality. The Sabian symbol for the transiting Sun at 1° Aquarius – an old adobe mission in California – is interpreted as the power inherent in all great human works to endure far beyond the workers’ life spans. it stresses the enduring character of human achievements ensouled by a great vision. At least within the frame of reference of our Western civilization, the symbol speaks of the projection of a noble ideal into concrete forms of significance, the radiation of a “civilizing” power into an institution offering primitive men the opportunity to reach a higher, more organized and productive, level of activity. It speaks to us of THE CONCRETIZATION OF AN IDEAL. This also implies the “immortalization” of an individual within a great collective and cultural enterprise.

However, before we get too excited over these suggestions of a somewhat prophetic impact of the new POTUS on a new way of life, we cannot overlook Joe’s SA Mars conjunct Gonggong in Aquarius. Gonggong is the destructive water god usually blamed for cosmic catastrophes. This may see action to get involved with the issues of others, a fight for the ideals, humanitarian and political causes aiming to heal the souls of humanity. But in the 2nd house at what material or financial cost to the US structure and economy?