The World Dares Hope: Why Obama’s Message Connects With the World

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As the campaigns wind down, the presidential candidates are returning to their core message. For Barack Obama, it is one of unity, change, and hope. Yet, we are currently experiencing a huge economic crisis, and the outcome is as yet unknown.

Do we dare hope for a better future? Is Obama’s message realistic or pie in the sky? It isn’t over till it’s over where the election is concerned, but regardless of the election’s outcome, how much does this message of hope resonate with the people?

Hope itself is a Jupiterian-Neptunian concept. It is expansive, optimistic, upward and outward moving. I’ve already talked about the role of Neptune in the election and in Obama’s life (“Obama, McCain, and the Great Man Potential”). In addition, there has to be some way for people to hook into his message, and that comes from the planets that are moving to the heavens at the time. These planets show us the trends, moods, and interests of the population at large.

Hope Is Written in the Heavens.
The planets are indeed resonating with a message of hope. First, we currently have strong Neptune, whose energetic peak is occurring over the end of October and the first half of November. Second, Jupiter is in a strong and harmonious configuration with several other planets at this time.

Principle among these is its trine to Saturn, the “time-for-realism” guy. Jupiter trining Saturn says that we can get real about hope and optimism. In particular this resonates with Obama’s nature, because Obama has these two planets involved with each other in his birth chart, triggering a phenomenon called recurrence. Recurrence is a very powerful psychological process. Whenever a pattern that is ingrained in our nature is repeated in our environment, it is highlighted and reinforced again in our experience. Since Obama has these planets in contact with each other (a very significant thing in itself because it occurs infrequently), his idea of leadership and how to change the world (meanings for Jupiter-Saturn) will gain traction with the public.

This brings us back to the message of hope. People are conscious of its lack in their lives now, often more acutely than they have in years. They hunger for it, long for a return of the American Dream, which for many has seemed unattainable for years. Even as the dream morphs into something new, many Americans are discovering that what they wanted so much as little as a month ago is no longer of the slightest interest to them. They’re trading in their dream of an SUV in favor of a compact car, or suddenly become grateful for the home they have.

A Glimmer of Light
For the world, Jupiter’s trine to Saturn is a glimmer of light in the darkness of economic uncertainty. Whether he is seen as an able leader with good plans or as a symbol for what can be accomplished by someone who started his life in a world of prejudice and poverty, he has been bestowed a mantle of leadership and idealism by people around the world. With his steady hand at the helm of power (they believe), they can be heartened and ready to sacrifice for a better future they now feel more confident about. It won’t take long for Barack Obama to make a decision that displeases some group or faction, and he has weaknesses like anyone else. However, his message and perspective are nearly perfect for this time — at least, his is the cream that is rising to the top due to this resonance between his inner nature and the desires of the people. So reasonable hope for our future is written in the stars independent of the election and who wins it, but it happens to be personified by the junior Senator from Illinois.

3 comments:

Lisa said...

From your lips Terry!! I truly believe the world is full of Hope & praying that Obama wins. However, I worry that power does not concede so to all your readers, no matter what happens, do not get out of line on voting day. No matter how long it takes (bring a chair) no matter the obstacles in your way, stay in that line!! The only way to truly win is to overwhelm the polling places & vote, vote, vote!!

neith said...

I woke up thinking about Neptune turning direct this past weekend and how reality is going to start setting in with a vengeance over the next month as it starts to inch forward.

As far as I'm concerned the mail-in ballot system we have in our little podunk county is the best . . . especially for Libras. :-) Got my voting out of the way early and can sit back and watch the show tomorrow!

Terry Lamb said...

Yes, we need to vote - that goes without saying!

Maybe Neptune's forward motion is a steep learning curve in clearing the clouds of confusion and self-deception.

Oregon is all "vote by mail", which makes it especially ludicrous that a private militia contacted the state to guard the polls against conflicts between voters. The state responded that, uh, we have sheriffs and a complete system of law enforcement already in place. And what's more, all the voting is by mail. Oops! This was reported on Keith Olberman last night. :D