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Albert Clayton Gaulden is a noted astro-intuitive and transpersonal psychologist who has worked in such diverse fields as advertising, academia, public relations, philanthropy and sales and marketing before founding the Sedona Intensive twenty-five years ago.� Born in Monticello, Florida and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Gaulden received a B.A. from Birmingham-Southern College and attended graduate school at the University of Alabama. Upon graduation he went to work for the American Red Cross at Charleston Air Force Base and was chosen as one of the field representatives to go to Florida to prepare medical supplies and other goods in exchange for American prisoners in the Bay of Pigs debacle. In 1963 - 65 he taught Latin at Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama and freshman Latin at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Read more...

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What about Barak Obama's Chances to be President of the United States?

Let’s take a closer look…


Barack Obama was born August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. No birth time diminishes the accuracy of the evaluation of the question, but I motor on nonetheless.


Obama has Mercury (how he thinks and how he communicates), the Sun (his identity, who he is), Part of Fortune (the rabbit’s foot syndrome), Uranus (sudden changes and also transcendent intelligence) and the North Node (shows the direction of one’s life) in Leo. Leos are rather child-like—not necessarily childish—and fun-loving and optimistic and always try to look to the bright side and the hopeful side of the matter at hand. Barack Obama is rather brilliant with the planet Uranus conjunct (in the same place) his Sun sign Leo. He can be frisky, youthful and somewhat of an actor—he can really draw upon deeply-seated showmanship in his politics when he is being true to his nature. He has to be cautious of his arrogance and try not to let his ego get out of hand. Leos can be over-optimistic and be the last to know when they are making a fool of themselves.

Because Obama has Mars in Virgo, he can live in his head and be too critical and analytical. His Leo and Virgo together can bring a balance between fun loving and analyzing a situation before making long-range decisions.

He has Jupiter in Aquarius—a true champion of the underdog and one who can look to the future globally and care about those who hunger and thirst for basic subsistence. However, his Jupiter opposes his Mercury in Leo which gives him the tendency to talk too much and to shoot from the lip. He needs to monitor and measure his message rather than try it out before millions and suffer the consequences.

His Moon is Void of Course at the critical 29 degree of Taurus. Remember Hillary Clinton has a Void of Course Moon in Pisces. Believe it or not, since she has a lot of outer planets in Leo and their Moons are extremely compatible, there are some similarities but not a lot. Hillary has too many planets in Scorpio—there is a trust issue.


But his Void of Course Moon is a caution flag here in weighing and balancing his chances in November in the General Election.

Another aspect I don’t like is that Obama’s Sun and Mercury in Leo are squared (remember that’s trouble in River City, folks) by Neptune in Scorpio. An affliction by Neptune is always suspect and something to count when considering someone who might be our President. (A lot of people try to crow how exalted and spiritual Neptune is—tell that to those of us Pisces who are ruled by Neptune like me. Neptune is a troublemaker planet. Period).

Obama’s Venus is in Cancer—the United States after all is Cancerian—which makes him compassionate and caring, but he needs to watch his tendency to want to control. That is one of Hillary Clinton’s Achilles heels (she and he have several; she, more, however). What can be a deal breaker for Barack Obama is that Pluto will square his Venus all year long. However on Election Night, Pluto will have retrograded into Sagittarius—but he is still vulnerable to being upset.


But the underpinning of Barack Obama’s positive chances of winning the Presidency are three natal planets that will anchor him and perhaps lift him up to higher ground: his Moon in Taurus makes a fabulous aspect to his Mars in Virgo, and both are in brilliant alignment with his Saturn in Capricorn. Jupiter will be in Capricorn on Election Night, co-joining his Grand Earth Trine.

There are other good aspects. His Progressed Moon on Election Night will be in Aquarius; the Election Night Chart has an Aquarian Moon as well. Venus that night will be in Sagittarius, a fire sign, compatible with his Leo planets. Saturn will be in Virgo on top of his Mars in Virgo—not so good. Mars and Saturn are like oil and water.

Having seen and intuited what his Natal, Progressed and Election Night Chart compatibility and discord are telling me is that he has a good chance of catching the frustration and anger and deep unrest that we have all been under for a long time and convincing us that he can make a difference.

Will he win? Don’t forget: Only God knows!



He is AUTHOR OF Clearing for the Millennium, �Signs and Wonders-Understanding the language of God and You're Not Who You Think You Are-A Breakthrough Guide to Discover your Authentic Self will be published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster in December of this year.

A member of the National Association of Transpersonal Psychology and the American Federation of Astrologers, Gaulden founded the Sedona Intensive, a personal growth and empowerment program, to help clients retrieve their authentic selves and tap into their inner power.

Gaulden coined the term astroanalysis-a combination of Jungian psychology and astrology-to describe how he helps free clients from compulsions, addictions, and unresolved issues, which keep them from living a life of peace and joy.

Albert saw things others didn't and heard what they couldn't from the age of two. When he was five he asked his mother why she seemed more like his dad and his dad more like the mother. As a pre-schooler he was tuned into the rich world of intuition and past lives even though he had no one to shepherd him through these recollections and recalls. At Birmingham-Southern he click connected with the unique psychological work and world of Swiss psychoanalyst, Dr. Carl Jung and his take on the shadow self. Gaulden believes that all-seeing and all-knowing is born within a child and it is the false and mundane world that erases his memory of what is really true. The integration of the divided self, putting one back together through a conscious fusion with his or her shadow is the underpinning of his work in the Sedona Intensive.

Albert studied with renowned astrology Byrd Knapp, Darrell Harris and Katharine de Jersey, as well as took Awareness Classes with Lee Jones at the Spiritualist Church in Los Angeles in the 70's, and attended the Corrado Academy of Perception in 1978 which led to his meeting actor John Travolta using the tools of manifestation learned at the Academy, and selling John El Adobe de Tajiguas, a 35-acre estate that abutted Ronald Reagan's ranch near Gaviota Beach in Southern California.

Gaulden worked in 1986 with international-best selling author of The Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield in Albert's innovative and one-of-a-kind personal empowerment program, the Sedona Intensive, which he founded in 1982. Albert was hired to use his gifts as an astro-intuitive to help cast Redfield's movie of The Celestine Prophecy.

Gaulden travels the world to teach and speak and finds Egypt particularly one of the most intriguing countries in the world. In December he will be returning with a tour group of clients and friends to the Land of the Nile and Pharaohs and the Great Pyramid of Cheops, the Sphinx and other ancient digs and monuments in Upper and Lower Egypt.

His clients include sports figures, actors, royalty, Wall Street executives, men and women and young people from all walks of life who are eager to face those defects of character that keep them from being who they really are. He rigorously maintains the anonymity of his clients.

Additionally, Gaulden is a motivational speaker on such popular themes as "Mr. Right is Usually Mr. Wrong-Falling in Love With Make-Believe", "Take Your Power Back", "The Power of a Great Idea", the Death of Terror and the Rebirth of Bliss, �"Why Relationships Don't Work but How They Can" and many other provocative topics.


It has been brought to our attention that Margaret is being portrayed as a psychic on $1.99 sites. These sites are doing so without Margaret's permission. Margaret has not claimed she is a psychic. - MW