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President Bill Clinton had a remarkable moment of emotional candor on August 10, when he spoke bluntly about his period of soul-searching following the sex scandal that almost cost him his job. In a conference auditorium filled with about 4,500 evangelical ministers, the President drew inspirational strength from the transit of forthright Jupiter moving through his Ninth House of religion, morality, ethics and higher meaning. The last time this transit occurred for him was twelve years ago.

Clinton's a Leo, a sign that craves admiration, praise and honorable recognition. His public self-disclosure was motivated by his gratitude for gaining a degree of forgiveness from the American public. It's very hard for high-profile Leos to handle being disliked or thought badly of by society. Their urge is to shine in heroic ways, especially those Leos most driven by power and ambition. Therefore, this president is sincerely thankful to have his reputation somewhat restored, at least in his eyes.

Jupiter's Ninth House transit is a great time to display one's faith in spiritual principles. Clinton thus has the right planetary patterns for coming clean about his previous moral failings. Much of the work leading to his sense of spiritual revival took place at a time when Jupiter was transiting his Eighth House—a life zone of psychological deaths and empowering rebirths.

As our Eighth House is where we can feel we've hit rock-bottom on some level, Jupiter's transit, since the summer of 1999, would have been an internalizing time of much emotional rebuilding for him, especially since his Moon falls in that house. The inner struggles required have apparently now left Bill Clinton feeling much more at peace with himself and ready to optimistically embrace his future.



Bil Tierney has been in professional practice for over 28 years. He is the author of Dynamics of Aspect Analysis (CRCS Publications, read in five languages), Twelve Faces of Saturn, Alive and Well With Neptune, Alive and Well with Uranus and Alive and Well with Pluto (Llewellyn Publications). His upcoming book, All Around The Zodiac: Exploring Astrology's Twelve Signs, will be released by Llewellyn in December 2001.

For more information about Bil Tierney, click here.

Other StarIQ articles by Bil Tierney:

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  • Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera: Sagittarians on Fire   2/15/2001
  • 'N Sync With Success   2/8/2001
  • Will Dr. Laura Conquer TV?   9/22/2000
  • Tina Turner's Farewell Song   8/26/2000
  • An Aries Wins Top Survivor Prize   8/24/2000
  • The Wizardry of J.K. Rowling   7/26/2000
  • Friends Strike It Rich!   7/14/2000
  • Russell Crowe: Aries on the Rise   6/3/2000
  • Steve Case: On Top of the World   2/16/2000
  • The Power of Celine   12/14/1999
  • Celine's Pluto Transit   12/14/1999
  • Uranus in Aquarius Rocks Garth's World   11/27/1999
  • Garth Brooks: Super Aquarius   11/27/1999

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