In olden days an astrologer could be executed for treason if he prophesied the death of the king, but times have changed. To be clear, the purpose of this article is not to say that Joe Biden will expire in office, but that there is a window opening shortly which could produce that result, and it’s something we should take note of. Given the pressures of the office and Biden’s status as the oldest serving president, this should come as a shock to no one.
And let me stipulate up front that my earlier musings on this topic were in part colored by a huge oopsie moment on my part. I have been addressing Biden’s natal asteroid Whitehouse as at 28 degrees of Aquarius, closely squared his Sun at 27 Scorpio, and tied up with Damocles at 25 Aquarius, suggesting an impending doom hanging overhead (Damocles) for Biden personally (Sun), related specifically to the Oval Office (Whitehouse). However, I recently had occasion to revisit Biden’s chart, from scratch, as it were, and I realized I had made an error in recording Whitehouse’s degree. It’s actually 18 Aquarius, still squared the Sun, and still conjunct Damocles, but much more widely. This combination formed only a part of my sense that Biden might not finish his first term, albeit an important one.
The triggering mechanisms about to unfold are still in place, so let’s start at the beginning, with an analysis of the natal chart, and see where it leads. [Joe Biden born 8:30 AM EWT, 20 November 1942, Scranton, PA, Rodden Rating A.]
While natal Whitehouse at 18 Aquarius still squares the Sun, it is also now squared natal Mars at 12 Scorpio, a signifier of attacks, assassination and violent death, which could indicate a potential for a sudden termination of the Biden presidency via some form of domestic terrorist action, a possibility that seems a lot less improbable after the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol. Biden’s very occupancy of the Oval Office could be a spur to this latent potentiality, by the mere fact of it.
Another connection supporting this possibility is a T-Square formed by asteroid Gunn (homophone of “gun”) at 22 Capricorn opposed asteroid Atropos at 22 Cancer (named for the mythic Greek Fate who severs the thread of life at death) and Jupiter at 25 Cancer, with asteroid Rip (which functions as a death indicator via the acronym “RIP”, “Rest In Peace”, a common tombstone inscription) at 28 Libra. This combines a firearm (Gunn) and politics (Jupiter) in a fatal manner (Atropos, Rip), with assassination an essentially political act. The Jupiter/Atropos conjunction in and of itself suggests a famous (Jupiter) death (Atropos), though not necessarily a violent one, and regardless of when it happens or by what cause, Biden’s death will obviously garner more attention than if he had remained a US Senator, or even former Vice President.
In addition to Damocles at 25 Aquarius, Whitehouse remains conjoined asteroid BAM, also at 25 Aquarius, and asteroid Grieve at 27 Aquarius. BAM suggests the report of a firearm or an explosion of some sort, and certainly assassination generally is a Sword of Damocles hanging over the head of any US President at all times. Grieve here could suggest that period of national mourning following the death of a sitting Chief Executive, by whatever cause, and Whitehouse here connects Biden’s administration with an outpouring of sorrow. Part of this energy may already have been absorbed by the national grieving which Biden evoked in his two memorial moments for COVID-19 victims, marking milestones in the death toll, something the previous administration studiously avoided.
A more general link between the presidency and death in Biden’s psyche is Whitehouse’s opposition to a pair of death indicators, asteroids Requiem and Lachesis, at 22 Leo and 23 Leo respectively. Requiem is named for the funeral mass for the dead, while Lachesis is named for Atropos’ sister Fate, who determines the span of life. Regardless of whether Biden dies in office, his tenure there, and the stress it evokes, will likely lead to a reduced lifespan (Lachesis) and certainly a more memorable send-off (Requiem), once the time comes.
Further, Whitehouse sits at the Apex of a Yod, or Finger of Destiny, with inconjunct aspects to two more death indicators, asteroids Atropos at 22 Cancer and Anubis at 22 Virgo, named for the ancient Egyptian deity governing funerary rites. This indicates a fateful connection between the White House and Biden’s demise, whenever it occurs.
So much for the natal markers. In looking at the chart for the Biden administration (12 PM EST 20 January 2021, by Constitutional mandate), we see considerable reinforcement for the theme of a death in office.
For starters, the Sun of the administration, at 0 Aquarius, conjoins both Saturn, ancient lord of death, at 3 Aquarius, and Pluto, modern lord of death, at 26 Capricorn. This sets up the regime as focused (Sun) on a transformation (Pluto) of infrastructure (Saturn), but also leaves its head (Sun) vulnerable to demise (Saturn/Pluto). Given the square from the Sun to an exact conjunction of Mars and Uranus at 6 Taurus, which in itself indicates violence and volatility, the stage is set for a possible shooting or bombing (both Uranus) resulting in assassination and violent death (both Mars).
Two other death indicators are angular, granting them additional force and power: Lachesis at 10 Scorpio on the 14 Scorpio Descendant, and Atropos at 27 Cancer on the 26 Cancer IC. Lachesis broadly squares the Sun, and Atropos opposes it, albeit out of Sign. As well, Atropos fits snugly into Kamala Harris’ (born 20 October 1964) exact natal T-Square of Sun at 27 Libra opposed Moon at 27 Aries, with asteroid Harris at 27 Cancer on its fulcrum, exactly conjoined by the admin Atropos. Also with the Moon is asteroid BAM at 26 Aries.
Additionally, a grouping of asteroid America at 15 Aquarius with asteroid Osiris (named for the Egyptian god of the dead) at 17 Aquarius and Mercury at 18 suggests news (Mercury) of a death (Osiris) which is of national importance (America). Even more troubling is Damocles at 25 Aquarius conjoined asteroid Bida, our celestial referent for Biden, at 27 Aquarius, representing a doom hanging overhead for Joe Biden during the first term of the administration. Worse, Damocles is at its natal degree in Biden’s chart, so he was experiencing a Damocles Return at the inauguration, refreshing its natal potential, and Bida exactly conjoins his natal Grieve, further activating its potential in a very personal way.
Also, the Sun forms a Grand Trine with asteroid Anubis at 3 Gemini (exactly on Biden’s natal Ascendant, and within a degree of natal Uranus at 2 Gemini, ruling shootings) and asteroid BAM at 5 Libra, which exactly conjoins asteroid Jose, one of several markers for “Joseph”. Both Anubis and Jose are at station, with Anubis turning direct four days before the inauguration, and Jose turning retrograde six days after (BAM edges into 6 Libra before making its station on January 27th; from there it exactly conjoins Biden’s natal asteroid America). Add to this a pairing of asteroids Gunn and Requiem at 13 and 15 Aries, opposing Biden’s natal Nemesis at 15 Libra, and we have the makings of a very unsettling conglomeration of patterns indeed.
All of this is bad enough, but there is a series of upcoming aspects which trigger some of these components strongly, and opens a window for Biden’s possible departure.
The window was unlocked May 26, 2021, when a Lunar Eclipse at 5 Sagittarius hit Biden’s natal Ascendant at 3 Sagittarius, highlighting him for the next six months, and simultaneously squared his natal asteroid Osiris at 2 Virgo, while squaring the administration’s Rip at 5 Pisces and opposing its Anubis at 3 Gemini, trebly bringing up the subject of mortality. A synastric Grand Cross is formed with Biden’s natal Uranus at 2 Gemini, ruling shootings and shocking events, which was conjoined the Sun for the eclipse. This is reinforced by Jupiter throwing up the window sash on June 20; at its retrograde station of 2 Pisces, Jupiter hit all the same points as the eclipse, further upping the ante. True, Jupiter is known as the “Greater Benefic” and typically encourages positive outcomes, but it can also enhance and exacerbate any situation, promoting excess or recklessness. The Jovian activation coming so soon after the powerhouse punch of the eclipse suggests an exponential increase in the potential for death inherent in the pattern.
Neptune’s station comes next, hard on the heels of Jupiter on June 25. At 23 Pisces, Neptune opposes Biden’s natal asteroid Anubis at 22 Virgo, and its involvement suggests a debilitating illness, possible hospitalization, or a wasting death. Fanaticism or zealotry could also be involved, if the death takes a more violent form than Neptune would ordinarily countenance. Some astrologers also connect Neptune to assassination, presumably due to its “hidden” or secretive nature, and a component of espionage or ideology in the deed.
There’s a pause for effect until Uranus makes its retrograde station at 14 Taurus on August 19. This has the potential to send shockwaves through the administration, as it exactly conjoins its Ascendant, and also opposes Biden’s natal Mars, ruler of attacks and violent death. Recall the exact Mars/Uranus conjunction in the admin chart, which conjoins its Ascendant; this subsequent contact rings the same bell. Next is Saturn’s direct station at 6 Aquarius on October 10, which opposes Biden’s natal Pluto at 7 Leo and natal asteroid Bida at 3 Leo, linking both planetary rulers of death with him personally.
But the big guns come out on November 19, 2021, the day before Biden’s 79th birthday, when a Lunar Eclipse at 27 Taurus exactly opposes Biden’s natal Sun, with the Sun of that event conjoined it. Coming so close to Biden’s Solar Return, these chart energies will also color the coming year, with everything but the Moon being in essentially the same place. This is potentially the watershed event that prompts cosmic action, so let’s take a closer look.
The Sun is also conjoined by transit asteroid Giuseppina, a feminine Italian version of “Joseph”, tying Biden directly to the eclipse, and also asteroid BAM at 22 Scorpio and Mercury at 21, potentially providing news (Mercury) of a shooting or explosion of some type (BAM). With the eclipsed Moon there is a T-Square to transit Damocles at 24 Aquarius, just one degree off its natal position, reinforcing the sense of some doom hanging overhead for the ensuing six months at least (but, since the next Lunar Eclipse at 25 Scorpio in May 2022 mirrors this one, the window is effectively open an entire year).
Other points of interest include asteroid Old Joe (yes, there is one!), which at 25 Capricorn closely conjoins transit Pluto at 24 Cap, and opposes natal Atropos at 22 Cancer and the admin Atropos at 27 Cancer. This combination could reflect Biden’s passing, reinforced both natally and in the founding of the administration. Pluto also widely conjoins transit Whitehouse at 15 Capricorn, and opposes transit asteroid America at 20 Cancer, which is itself at station, having turned retrograde two days prior, suggesting a “change of direction” (station) for the nation (America) involving the Oval Office (Whitehouse).
But America isn’t the only point undergoing a change of direction. Fully three Biden indicators are at station, potentially inaugurating an intense period of transition for the President. Asteroid Bida at 2 Leo turns retro five days after the eclipse, and is almost returned to its home base at 3 Leo in the nativity, while also opposing transit Saturn at 8 Aquarius; asteroid Josefa turned direct on November 5, two weeks prior, but is still at its station degree of 4 Aries; and asteroid Josephina at 15 Aries is already at its station degree of 15 Aries, where it will turn direct on December 2, not quite two weeks later. Josefa’s station opposes the administration’s natal BAM and asteroid Jose at 5 Libra, while Josephina exactly opposes Biden’s natal asteroid Nemesis at 15 Libra, a point noted for ruin and undoing.
As well, transit asteroid Osiris at 0 Taurus squares transit Bida and exactly conjoins his natal Moon, perhaps indicating a health-related death, or a death in the domestic environment. Osiris is in a Grand Trine with asteroids Requiem and Gunn at 3 and 6 Virgo (combining demise and weaponry), and TNO Ixion at 0 Capricorn, named for the first murderer in Greek myth. Assassination, of course, is political murder, so Ixion applies. This pattern becomes a Kite with Ixion opposed transit asteroid Rip at 3 Cancer.
This Lunar Eclipse represents the peak period for the window, but other activations follow. The Solar Eclipse of 12 Sagittarius on December 4 opposes Biden’s natal Saturn at 9 Gemini; after this, things cool down until the spring of 2022, when there is again a spate of motivating factors.
On April 29, Pluto comes to its retrograde station at 28 Capricorn, exactly squaring Biden’s natal Rip at 28 Libra, also opposed the admin Atropos at 27 Cancer. The next day a Solar Eclipse at 10 Taurus opposes Biden’s natal Mars at 12 Scorpio, and, as mentioned above, the Lunar Eclipse of May 16 at 25 Scorpio repeats the activations of its November 2021 predecessor, now conjoined Biden’s natal Sun and still exactly T-Squared both natal and admin Damocles at 25 Aquarius.
Saturn, ancient lord of death, rounds out the fraught period with its retrograde station at 25 Aquarius on June 4, exactly conjoined both Biden’s natal and the administration Damocles, and squared Biden’s Sun, as well as energizing the two prior Lunar eclipses.
One final point of note to ponder. How does Kamala Harris factor into all this? The current VP (born 20 October 1964) has a natal Grand Cross of asteroids Whitehouse with Camelia (for Kamala) at 24 and 28 Scorpio; Jupiter with asteroid Kamel (also for Kamala) at 24 and 27 Taurus; Mars with asteroid Giuseppina (for Joseph) and Nemesis at 21, 19 and 22 Leo; and Saturn at 28 Aquarius. Both pertinent Lunar Eclipses activate all these points, which tie together Biden (Giuseppina) and Harris (Kamel, Camelia) personally, with themes of violence (Mars), destruction (Nemesis), politics (Jupiter) and death (Saturn).
Saturn, of course, also rules career, and Kamala Harris’ Saturn conjoins a Black Hole at 27 Aquarius. Saturn/Back Hole natives often receive job advancement due to the unexpected, sudden departure of a superior. Just sayin’…