François Hollande looks set to be the next President of France
by Dr Donal Holland
The astrological birth chart of François Hollande delivers compelling testimony to his election to the French presidency. Two neatly balanced testimonies to his success are provided by his progressed chart for 2011: a significant change of term testifies to his chief rival, Nicolas Sarkozy, leaving office, while the royal fixed star Antares testifies to Hollande himself undertaking the stellar elevation that characterises presidency. Put differently, Sarkozy vacates office to facilitate Hollande’s accession.
This framework is developed in the Solar Return where there are several testimonies to Sarkozy’s downfall, such as the two notably unsavoury fixed stars, the Northern Claw and Al Heka. But the most significant testimony is the Solar Return’s highlighting of the radix opposition that shows that Sarkozy’s downfall is at the hands of Hollande. A related testimony to Sarkozy’s disempowerment is his location in Hollande’s house. Specifically for Hollande what is significant is his major luminary, the Sun conjunct the Solar Return Part of Kings which is associated, as the name implies, with rulership. And this favourable emphasis on Hollande’s rulership is further underlined by the Solar Return chart’s additional highlighting of his radix Part of Kings.
The Lunar Return again highlights Hollande in terms of the elevation that characterises presidency, this time by the royal fixed star, Aldebaran. His success is also assured by the testimony that his bid for presidential office has sufficient strength to triumph over an assault. And the significant emphasis on Sarkozy’s beleaguered state, such that he is overpowered in Hollande’s house, does much to assist Hollande’s presidential success. There are, however, a number of testimonies that detract from Hollande’s glorious triumph. But, as they are nowhere near enough to rob him of his presidency, they must simply reflect a close-fought election campaign that has to resort to the second ballot, 6 May.
The testimonies of the Solar Lunar Return (the Lunar Return derived from the Solar Return) are fewer and not as powerful as those of the previous charts. Nevertheless they clearly champion Hollande. Most important is the testimony of the Sun which represents Hollande. This is gloriously placed at the top of the chart, a most suitable placement for a president. Moreover, it is in direct conflict with his rival, Sarkozy (Saturn), who positioned at the bottom of the chart is at a distinct disadvantage. And disadvantaged he is because Holande’s Part of Kings is once more emphasised, this time by the Solar Lunar Return.
There is no doubt then that from the number and weight of testimonies not only to Hollande’s victory but also his rival, Sarkozy’s defeat that Françoise Hollande will be elected next president of France.
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A detailed analysis of François Hollande’s birth-chart
for the 2012 French Presidential Election
François Hollande: 12 August 1954; Rouen, France; 00:10 hrs; Asc Gemini 7.48 (Source: Astro-databank).
French Presidential Election 22 April 2012
Pre-election (total lunar) eclipse: 10 December 2011; 15:33 hrs; Asc Taurus 24.06
Progressed Chart 2011: Asc Cancer 28.24
The progressed chart provides some general hints of what M Hollande can expect in his presidential bid. Significantly, progressed MC (Aries 5.03) about to leave term of the enemy, lord 7, Jupiter describes the office of president (MC) slipping from the grip of the enemy, the incumbent, Nicolas Sarkozy.
And during the election month, April 2012, Progressed Part of Fortune (Sagittarius 10) conjuncts royal fixed star Antares. Because Hollande is seeking elevation to presidency it is the royal factor that is important. Accordingly it is favourable testimony for his presidential bid.
Solar Return 2011; Asc Capricorn 17.32
The enemy, Solar Return lord 7, the Moon (Capricorn 24.37) is in the 1st house and reasonably close to the Asc describing the enemy in the power of Hollande. This is favourable testimony to Hollande’s presidential win. Note the Solar Return Moon conjuncts by antiscion the radix Desc (Sagittarius 7.48). This highlighting of the enemy (Desc) by its own beleaguered self (Moon) is further testimony to Hollande’s triumph over his enemy in the election battle. Furthermore, the eclipse MC (Capricorn 26.18) falls on the compromised Solar Return Moon emphasising that this captured Moon is in play in the much narrower period framed by the pre-election eclipse. Taken together then this entire configuration is clear testimony to Hollande defeating his enemy in the presidential election.
Fixed star the Northern Claw (Scorpio 19.15) in the constellation the Scorpion that brought down proud, boastful and worldly Orion (stinging him to death) conjuncts the MC (Scorpio 20.03). From its location (MC) and association (worldly pride) it is patently a reference to the president and therefore a clear indication that the incumbent, Sarkozy will be brought down. And since Sarkozy is Hollande’s only real rival for the position, it is (indirect) testimony to Hollande’s presidential victory.
Note the Solar Return Part of Fortune (Gemini 23.26) which falls on malefic fixed star Al Hecka (Gemini 24.50), denoting the horn-tip of the bull, conjuncts by antiscion Solar Return lord 10, Mars (Cancer 5.33). This describes the presidential incumbent (Sarkozy) gored. The conjunction, moreover, takes place in the Solar Return 6th (the pain and suffering the world inflicts upon us). By reflecting the description of the president (MC) wounded by the Scorpion, Al Hecka underlines the loss and suffering the presidential incumbent, Sarkozy will undergo by not being re-elected.
Solar Return Asc/Desc axis (Capricorn/Cancer 17.32) falls on the radix tight and perfecting opposition of the native, the Moon (Capricorn 17.29) and the enemy, lord 7, Jupiter (Cancer 17.42) where the Moon not only has power over Jupiter (Moon rules Jupiter) but destroys it (Moon receives Jupiter into its fall). Accordingly, the Solar Return Asc/Desc axis, by emphasising the crushing power Hollande wields over his enemy in the radix, clearly identifies Hollande defeating his enemy this solar return year. And since this is the year Hollande seeks presidential election it is powerful testimony to his victory. This testimony is underpinned by the lord of the eclipse Asc, Venus (Capricorn 17.26) falling on the highlighted radix Moon that holds the enemy in its powerful and destructive grip.
Solar Return North Node (Sagittarius 22.05) conjuncts by antiscion radix Part of Kings/Part of Spirit (Capricorn 9.02). This is favourable testimony for Hollande to win.
But note Hollande will not get his presidency on a plate: Solar Return lord 1, Saturn (Libra 12.13) is in the Solar Return 8th – perhaps a reference to a close-fought campaign and a second ballot on the 6 May.
When the arc of the radix Part of Kings (Capricorn 9.02) is cast into the Solar Return using the same degree of arc in the radix it falls at Leo 18.35 which tightly conjuncts the Solar Return (Leo 18.43). This gives Hollande’s bid for leadership (Part of Kings) this Solar Return year a significant boost.
Also note eclipse Asc/Desc axis (Taurus/Scorpio 24.06) conjuncts by antiscion radix IC/MC axis (Leo/Aquarius 6.04). Also eclipse nodal axis falls on the antiscion of the radix nodal axis. These hits highlight the period governed by the eclipse is a significant time for Hollande. And from the powerful testimonies to his election victory it is clear this significance is Hollande becoming the 2012 president of France.
The important testimony here to Hollande’s presidential win is the highlighting of the radix opposition that shows him triumphant over his enemy. Also significant is the natal arc of the Part of Kings conjunct the Sun which emphasises his leadership elevation this year. On its own Lord 7 in the 1st house is only minor testimony, but the heavy emphasis it gets from the radix and the eclipse charts increases its significance. Other minor testimonies are the North Node favourably highlighting the radix Part of Kings and the Northern Claw on the MC (and the related Al Hecka) vacating the office for Hollande’s ascent. And again while each individually is of the minor significance, when considered together these supporting testimonies have formidable leverage.
Lunar Return 13 April 2012; Asc Sagittarius 15.52
Lunar Return lord 10, Venus (Gemini 8.09) conjuncts royal fixed star Aldebaran (Gemini 9) which, presiding over the Spring Equinox, denotes a new beginning. This royal fixed star, appropriately in play (lord 10) in his chart for this crucial month of a presidential election is favourable testimony to Hollande experiencing the powerful elevation (royal) and new beginning (Aldebaran) of being elected to the French presidential office. Moreover, Lunar Return Venus falling on the radix Asc (Gemini 7.48) emphasises that the native is to experience this uplift. Taken as a whole then this entire configuration is powerful testimony to Hollande’s presidential victory.
It is possible Lunar Return nodal axis falling by antiscion on the Lunar Return 2nd/8th cusp axis is a general unfavourable testimony for his presidential bid because it draws in the malefic 8th. This difficulty might again signify Hollande experiencing some frustration in his campaign to be elected. But it might also mean the presidential pay upgrade.
Lunar Return South/North Node axis (Gemini/Sagittarius 5.56) falls on the radix Asc/Desc axis (Gemini/Sagittarius 7.48). The primary factor is the axial alignment which signals an important time; which Node falls where is secondary. So, while an important time is described for Hollande, the qualifying South Node on the Asc might again be an indication of frustration. Further testimony to the importance of this crucial election month for Hollande is provided by the antiscion of the eclipse MC/IC axis (Capricorn/Cancer 26.18) falling on the axial alignment. And while Hollande experiences frustration from the South Node, and to some extent from the eclipse IC, the rather serious matter of the emphasised encircled enemy (Solar Return lord 7, the Moon trapped in the 1st house) is also highlighted by these axial alignments. Indeed the enemy’s compromised position is further underlined by essentially and accidentally debilitated eclipse Mercury (in detriment and retrograde, Sagittarius 4.56) falling on what is already an extensive collision of Solar Return, Lunar Return and eclipse factors that already emphasise the enemy’s beleaguered state. So, while it seems very likely that Hollande will experience frustration with his election bid, his enemy’s heavily emphasised trapped state is sufficient to ensure Hollande has the upper hand.
The total lunar eclipse axis (Sagittarius 18.10/Gemini 18.08) and the eclipse North/South Node axis (Sagittarius 14.17) falling on the Lunar Return Asc/Desc axis (Sagittarius/Gemini 15.52) highlights the significance of the Lunar Return that foretells Hollande defeating his enemy to become the next president of France.
The tight perfecting antiscial opposition of Lunar Return Saturn (Libra 26.23) and Mars (Virgo 3.41) seems significant. Saturn most likely takes its meaning from the radix where it is his career (lord 10) and therefore shows Hollande’s career under assault from Mars over which, with its exaltation and angularity it can triumph.
When the arc of the radix Part of Kings (Pisces 21.49) is cast into the Lunar Return using the same degree of arc in the radix it falls at Cancer 16.52 which conjuncts the radix lord 7, Jupiter (Cancer 17.42). This certainly detracts from Hollande’s leadership bid. Moreover the arc of the radix Part of Fortune (Scorpio 6.36) falls at Taurus 16.00 which conjuncts lunar Return Jupiter which is better understood from the radix where it is lord 7, the enemy. Both these factors undermine Hollande’s bid.
The lunar Return then while clearly highlighting victory for Hollande with, for example, the Lunar Return lord 10, Venus falling on a royal star and this in turn falling on the radix Asc as well as underlining this by emphasising the beleaguered state of the enemy, nevertheless there are a number of factors that show Hollande will have to fight to secure his presidency.
Solar Lunar Return 13 April 2012; Asc Leo 13.14
Solar Lunar Return lord 1, Sun (Aries 23.57) located in the 10th house, at only three degrees from the Solar Lunar Return MC (Aries 26.56), is the most elevated planet as well as essentially in powerful dignity (Sun exalted). These descriptions of lord 1′s beautifully elevated status are telling testimonies to Hollande succeeding to the presidency.
Lord 1, the Sun perfects an opposition with lord 7, retrograde Saturn describing Hollande engaging in election battle with his enemy trying to win back (retrograde) his presidential post. And while both planets are exalted and accordingly in each others fall, Saturn isultimately trumped by the appropriately powerful placement of the Sun at the top of the chart. Hollande will be victorious.
Solar Lunar Return Asc (Leo 13.14) falls on the Solar Return Part of Kings (Leo 11.38) emphasising that during this lunar return month of the election Hollande will be elected president.
Solar Lunar Return Part of Kings (Scorpio 12.33) opposes by antiscion the radix Sun (Leo 18.43). The regal Sun, in powerful essential dignity is an appropriate highlight for describing a president. And once again it is the highlighting of the Sun that is important, and especially by the Part of Kings; the opposition itself is secondary. Again this seems suggestive of some frustration for Hollande in securing his election victory.
For an analysis of President Sarkozy’s chart, please see below.
An analysis of Nicholas Sarkozy’s chart for 2012 shows in no uncertain terms that he will fail to be returned to office. This is important because by freeing up the presidency it underlines the success of Sarkozy’s main rival, Françoise Hollande, who makes the strongest claim to become the 2012 president of the French Republic.
Nicolas Sarkozy: 28 Jan 1955; Paris; 22:00 hrs; Asc Virgo 26.07
French Presidential Election 22 April 2012
Progressed Chart 2012: Asc Scorpio 6.51
Progressed (for 22 April 2012) Part of Kings/Part of Spirit (Virgo 26.45) conjuncts the radix Asc (Virgo 26.07). This represents the significance of his presidency to Nicolas Sarkozy at this important time of an election.
Progressed Asc (Scorpio 6.51) is leaving the term of Mars and entering the term of Jupiter. Since Jupiter in the radix is lord 7 (the enemy) this is most unfortunate for Sarkozy in an election period because it shows him under the power of his rival, Françoise Hollande. This message is underlined by progressed MC (Leo 18.25) leaving the term of Venus and entering the term of Jupiter ie the presidency (MC) will come into the hands of Sarkozy’s rival, M Hollande (Jupiter).
Progressed Asc opposes radix Part of Resignation and Dismissal (Taurus 5.21). This highlighting of the Part of Resignation and Dismissal at this crucial period is most unfortunate for Sarkozy’s bid to be re-elected president. Moreover, since the progressed Sun (Aries 5.25) is leaving the term of Jupiter and entering the term of Venus this transition of terms by the Sun could very well describe Sarkozy’s battle with Hollande (Jupiter) resulting in him failing to be returned to presidential office (Venus, lord of the Part of Resignation and Dismissal). The significance of this change of term is emphasised by progressed Sun conjunct by antiscion radix Asc (Virgo 26.07). It is also, of course, an intense highlighting of Sarkozy – essence (Sun) on self (Asc) – because of the promotion of self for office. The progressed Sun’s change of term is further emphasised by the progressed Sun square the radix nodal axis (Capricorn/Cancer 5.03). Once again it highlights Sarkozy which is entirely appropriate for one seeking to be president.
Progressed MC (Leo 18) squares the opposition of progressed Mars (Taurus 19) and radix/progressed Saturn (Scorpio 20). If Mars is read as malefic lord 8, and radix lord 5, Saturn is read as turned lord 8 (8th from the 10th) then this progressed square and opposition might well be highlighting the end of Sarkozy’s presidency. And since the light of the radix, the Moon represents the native, the proximity of the progressed Moon to progressed Mars, underlines the distress of this configuration for Sarkozy.
The most important points in the progressed chart are the change of terms which highlight Sarkozy critically in the grip of his rival Hollande and indeed the presidency given to Hollande. Sarkozy will not be returned to office.
Solar Return 2012; Asc Leo 13.56
The Solar Return (Aquarius 8.10) has just set. This is especially important because the Sun is lord 1 so it clearly describes Sarkozy’s presidential light going out. He will not be re-elected.
Solar Return Mercury (Aquarius 1.49) has just entered combustion. If Mercury takes its meaning from the radix where it is lord 1 and 10 this does not bode well for Sarkozy’s presidential re-election bid because it describes Sarkozy the president (lord 1/10) as finished.
Solar Return Part of Resignation and Dismissal (Scorpio 23.31) opposes Solar Return (Aquarius 8.10) by antiscion. Essentially Sarkozy (Sun as self in Solar Return and lord 1) is afflicted by ‘dismissal’. This is a most unfortunate testimony to his re-election bid.
Solar Return lord 10, Mars (Virgo 22.28) has just turned retrograde. This simply shows president Sarkozy’s (lord 10) wish to return (retrograde) to presidential office. It conjuncts the radix Moon (Aries 7.51) by antiscion. As light of the time the radix Moon represents Sarkozy; so the conjunction simply highlights Sarkozy wanting to return to office.
When the arc of the radix Part of Kings (Cancer 26.26) is cast into the Solar Return using the same degree of arc in the radix it falls at Gemini 14.15 which conjuncts Solar Return South Node (Gemini 12.31). This is not a favourable highlight for his bid for presidential re-election.
When the arc of the radix Part of Resignation and Dismissal (Taurus 5.21) is cast into the Solar Return using the same degree of arc in the radix it falls at Pisces 23.10 which opposes Solar Return Mars (Virgo 22.57). This highlighting of Dismissal is also not favourable for his bid for presidential re-election. Rather than just highlighting, the opposition might also mark the dismissal as uncomfortable (which, of course, it is).
The natal arc of the radix Part of Fortune falls in the Solar Return at Libra 13.43 which opposes the Solar Return Moon (Aries 11.26) which as light of the time represents Sarkozy. This opposition then also highlights him unfavourably in this important year of an election. Moreover, because the Part of Fortune is a lunar part the configuration describes a Moon Moon opposition which is not favourable.
Solar Return peregrine Jupiter (Taurus 2.16) opposes radix lord 1, Mercury (Aquarius 26.36) by antiscion. This is just an unfavourable highlighting (opposition and peregrine) of Sarkozy (radix lord 1) so another (minor) nail in his presidential coffin.
Solar Return MC/IC axis (Aries/Libra 28.23) falls by antiscion on the radix 12th/6th cusp axis (Virgo/Pisces 1.15). The 12th and the 6th are malefic houses so as this casts a shadow over the year of his re-election bid it does not bode well for his re-election prospects.
The crucial factor in the Solar Return is the Setting Sun, depriving Sarkozy of all his light which in a presidential election year is a most damning testimony. This loss of the presidency is supported by the significant highlighting of the Part of Resignation and Dismissal, as well as the unfavourable emphasis on the Part of Kings.
Lunar Return 19 April 2012; Asc Gemini 24.08
Exalted Lunar Return Sun (Aries 29.38) is about to lose all its dignity. Even in a Lunar Return the Sun still carries a sense of the self which is all the more true in this case because the Sun is Solar Return lord 1. It reflects Sarkozy undergoing dramatic change. And because this is the lunar return that presides over Sarkozy’s bid for re-election the fall must describe him falling from his lofty presidential office. Sarkozy therefore will not be re-elected. Also Lunar Return Sun conjuncts by antiscion the radix malefic 12th cusp of self-undoing (Virgo 1.15). This is just a very general indicator of misfortune but nevertheless underlines his failure to be re-elected president.
This reading of the Sun describing Sarkozy fall from lofty office is supported by Lunar Return Asc/Desc axis (Gemini/Sagittarius 24.08) falling on the antiscial conjunction of the radix MC/IC axis (Gemini/Sagittarius 25.07) and the South/North Node axis (Cancer/Capricorn 5.03). Because it is specifically the Lunar Return Asc (Sarkozy) falling on the radix MC (office) conjunct the South Node (restriction) the message is clear that Sarkozy will undergo a restrictive experience in office. And since this is the crucial month of a presidential election it is a good description of him failing to be re-elected to presidential office.
Malefic fixed star Al Hecka (Gemini 24.40) on the tip of the bull’s horn conjuncts the Asc (Gemini 24.08). Sarkozy will suffer the sever distress of falling from office (gored by the bull).
Lunar Return Venus conjuncts by antiscion Lunar Return Part of Kings (Cancer 15.55). If Venus is read as lord of the Lunar Return Part of Resignation and Dismissal (Libra 13.44) it clearly highlights that Sarkozy’s time in office has ended. He will not be re-elected president.
When the arc of the radix Part of Kings (Cancer 26.26) is cast into the Lunar Return using the same degree of arc in the radix it falls at Libra 24.27 which conjuncts Lunar Return Saturn (Libra 25.54) which perfects an antiscial opposition with Lunar Return Mars (Virgo 3.50). This describes Sarkozy’s presidential position (lord 10, Saturn/Part of Kings) assaulted by the hardships of the world (lord 6, Mars) which frustrates his re-election bid.
When the arc of the radix Part of Kings (Cancer 26.26) is cast into the Lunar Return using the same degree of arc in the radix it falls at Libra 24.27 which conjuncts Lunar Return Saturn (Libra 25.54). This is not a favourable highlight for his bid for presidential re-election.
Lunar Return 5th cusp (Virgo 22.15) which is the turned 8th cusp (8th from the 10th cusp) falls on the antiscion of the radix Moon Mars conjunction. As light of the time the Moon represents the native, Sarkozy and Mars possibly is probably malefic lord 8. Accordingly the Lunar Return turned 8th cusp highlights Sarkozy in terms of the difficulty of not being returned to office.
Lunar Return 12th cusp (Taurus 7.29) conjuncts the radix Part of Resignation and Dismissal (Taurus 5.21). Neither of these factor has light but it could still be hinting at his failure to be re-elected.
Lunar Return South Node (Gemini 5.31) conjuncts by antiscion radix lord 7, Jupiter (Cancer 23.11). Very likely this describes Mme Bruni (lord 7, spouse) undergoing the restrictive experiencing of losing her status as presidential wife.
The Lunar Return Sun (Aries 29.38) falls on the Solar Return MC. This simply highlights that Sarkozy’s fall (Sun about to loose all its dignity) relates to presidential office (MC). I
Similarily the antiscion of the Lunar Return Part of Kings (Cancer 15.55) falls on the Solar Return South Node (Gemini 12.30). Essentially then it shows Sarkozy’s kingship (presidency) in dire straits.
Lunar Return nodal axis (Sagittarius/Gemini 5.31) falls on the Solar Return 5th /11th cusp axis (Sagittarius/Gemini 7.08) highlighting office ending (Solar Return 5th is 8th from the 10th).
The most important testimony to Sarkozy failing to be returned to office is the Lunar Return Sun huge drop in dignity. There is significant supporting testimony to this from the role of the involvement of the Part of Resignation and Dismissal and the debilitating treatment of the Part of Kings as well as from the factors such as the fixed star Al Hecka. Indeed from the Lunar Return alone there is no doubt that Sarkozy will fail to be re-elected to office.
Solar Lunar Return 19 April 2012; Asc Virgo 16.44
Solar Lunar Return
Because the Solar Return Moon is only a couple of degrees distant from its radix placement the Solar Lunar Return and the Lunar Return charts for the election are very close. This, however, is accidental and does not invalidate the Solar Lunar Return chart providing independent testimony. Thus the Sun (Aries 29.56) about to loose all its dignity is another powerful testimony to Sarkozy’s impending fall from office. Note also Solar Lunar Return Sun is afflicted in the malefic 8th underlining the misfortune with which Sarkozy is beset in seeking re-election.
Solar Lunar Return MC/IC axis (Gemini/Sagittarius 13.11) falls on the Solar Return South/North Node axis (Gemini/Sagittarius 12.30) indicating a significant turning point. And significantly it is the MC that is brought to bear on the restrictive South Node casting a blight on his re-election prospects. Note Solar Lunar Return Venus (Gemini 13.17), lord of the Solar Lunar Return Part of Kings (Libra 5.13) is also afflicted by the South Node.
Finding the Solar Lunar Return itself (Aries 11.27) just inside the 8th cusp does not help his re-election prospects. So just by glancing at this Solar Lunar Return chart and finding both the Sun and the Moon in the 8th does not look good for his re-election prospects.
The Progressed, Solar Return, Lunar Return and Solar Lunar Return charts all testify to Sarkozy losing the 2012 presidential election. The progressed chart trumpets this with significant significators changing term that show Hollande not only having power over Sarkozy in the critical period of the election but also of Hollande coming to presidential office. The Solar return backs this up with the powerful testimony of the setting Sun as well as a host of other testimonies, the most significant of which is the highlighting of the Part of Resignation and Dismissal and the debilitating emphasis on the Part of Kings. And perhaps of all the charts the Sun about to lose all its powerful dignity in the Lunar and Solar Lunar Returns is the strongest and most significant testimony to Sarkozy’s failure to be re-elected French president 2012.