After a lifetime of success as an actor and politician, Ronald Reagan's life ended on June 5, 2004, at around 1:00 pm. The only modern president to consider astrology as he planned his schedule, Reagan used astrology to enhance his already considerable skills and his position on the western side of the Iron Curtain to bring about the eventual downfall of communism and friendship with the Soviet Union.
Many of the prominent events in Reagan's life were marked by what astrologers call "hard aspects"—connections between the planets that indicate challenges, separations, endings and new beginnings, and internal stress. At the time of his death, his chart was illuminated by a powerful connection of transiting Neptune, solar arc Jupiter and birth Sun; another connection between transiting Pluto, solar arc Neptune, birth Ascendant, and birth Mercury; and a connection between transiting Saturn, birth Jupiter, and birth Moon. These connections are mainly what astrologers call "easy aspects"—connections that reflect conditions and opportunities. They reflect the final illness, pneumonia, which was the ultimate cause of death.
Saturn in Action
Former President Reagan died just as Saturn came within a few days of an exact connection to the US Sun. The US chart has the Sun at 13 degrees of Cancer, while Reagan had the Moon at 13 Taurus and Jupiter at 13 Scorpio. Saturn forms so-called easy aspects. In this case, the combination suggests indifference and separation from one's wife (two ways to describe the results of Alzheimer's disease).
When Reagan Was Shot
Both the assassination attempt chart and death chart involve the same planets in Reagan's birth chart and involve the lungs. The earlier event had all the indicators of a near-death experience. Without treatment, Reagan would almost surely have died from the bullet to his lung. Over twenty years later, he was not strong enough to overcome the effects of pneumonia.
Bush, Reagan, and the US Chart
George W. Bush is spending massive amounts of money on military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, running up the national debt in much the same way Reagan did, but without a defined target like the Soviet Union. Terrorism is "an enemy without borders." Saturn's energy is all about structure and boundaries. To be successful in the current effort against terrorism, Mr. Bush has to define the situation in concrete terms and take appropriate action.
Only time will tell whether a war on terrorism can be fought successfully with traditional weaponry. Right now, in June of 2004, it appears that traditional military methods increase spending, give a temporary boost to the economy, and ultimately are unable to bring terrorism to an end. Astrology tells us that Saturn delivers what we deserve, for good or ill. George W. Bush is feeling the effects of Saturn as losses in the polls. His re-election depends on effective action that boosts not only the economy, but also the mood of the American people.
[i] Carnicelli, Matt, "The Reagan Legacy," http://www.hpleft.com/060604.html.
A professional astrologer for over twenty-five years, Stephanie Jean Clement, Ph.D., was a board member of the American Federation of Astrologers and a faculty member of Kepler College and NORWAC. Her Ph.D. in Transpersonal ...