Joseph Biden (November 30, 1942)
President Elect Biden gave a speech last night on American prime time television. He spoke of Trump’s attempts to overturn the election and further divide the United States. He reiterated his pledge to work for all Americans, not just the ones who voted for him.
As an acknowledgement of his election by the Electoral College, it was a powerful speech, except for the one thing that repeatedly interrupted it: coughing.
Biden must not be media savvy, otherwise he would have realized that during a pandemic any sign that he might be suffering from COVID-19 would have placed a doubt in peoples’ minds that he will be able to stay the course of the next four years.
Has anyone tried to analyze his birth chart for longevity? The unequal houses of Tropical Placidus charts can be very revealing, especially the 8th House (of Death).
In Biden’s case, the significance of Pluto is the ‘surprise’ election as president #46. It seems to be accurate for the age he is now, 78. But the 8th House still goes on for a number of years before the 9th House is reached. That’s an indication that he will live through the full four year term. He has not said whether he would seek a second term.
While watching the speech live, I was pondering what else could have made him cough so much. Then it struck me: stress.
None of us can imagine how difficult it has been to have been elected to the most stressful job in the political world and not be allowed by the previous President to transition easily into it. And the particularly obvious tone that Biden took during his speech was one of quiet anger and frustration for Trump’s many legal challenges.
Someone must have told Biden that the time had finally come for him to assume a presidential tone, or he would lose half of the country’s support from the ‘get-go’. He may have been ill-advised to do so while suffering from ‘just a cold’ and without a glass of water on the podium, but when your throat tickles, you cough: there’s no getting away from that. Perhaps he should have been sucking a lozenge, or doing a full gargle and throat spray before the speech.
But it’s too late now, the seed of doubt has been sown.