Politics

The astrology of Pete Buttigieg

Embed from Getty Images

Next in the list of profiles for the Road to 2020 series is Mayor Pete.  There’s something about Mayor Pete for everyone to relate to.  He’s smart (Harvard magna cum laude grad and Rhodes scholar), is conversant in seven languages, he’s a devout Christian, he’s a dedicated family man (married to his male partner so ok, maybe not everyone).  He’s being called a Millennial, but astrologically he is technically at the tail end of the Pluto in Libra generation, Gen X.  He plays guitar and piano.  He is arguably the most well-rounded candidate in recent memory.

We don’t have a birth time for Mayor Pete – his book quotes him as being born at night and astro.com and Astrotheme suggest a time of 9 pm, but I’m rather particular about birth times and if we don’t know it to be true I would prefer not to use it.  He was born at the very last degree of Capricorn, and his Moon at night, per his autobiography, would be in Sagittarius, the sign of optimism and faith.  This Sagittarius Moon would bestow the confidence that he would need to continue to pursue his goals.

Click to enlarge

The 29th degree of the Sun is significant – rather than being on the cusp of the next sign, it actually marks the end of a process.  It is considered to be the weakest point of the cycle of a particular sign, and in fact there begins to be some bleed-through into the next sign since around age one the individual’s Sun will progress into that next sign for the following 30 years.  There is a sense with 29th degree people that they are completing a karmic assignment, for better or worse.

Buttigieg’s […]

Share this article...
Share
By |2019-09-19T06:35:24-04:00September 18th, 2019|Politics|4 Comments

The astrology of Kamala Harris’s run for president in 2020

Embed from Getty Images

This is fourth in a series of profiles of Democratic candidates running for president in 2020.  While I have made every effort to appear impartial, my personal bias may bleed through and for that I apologize in advance.  Other profiles can be found here: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren.

Like many others, I first noticed Kamala Harris during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings.  Her composure and eloquence impressed me, as did her ability to make a devastating point with steely precision such as when she asked Kavanaugh, regarding the abortion law question, if he knew of any laws “that the government has power to make over the male body[.]”

Click to enlarge

As of the date of this writing, Harris is #4 in most polls.  We are fortunate to have accurate birth information for Harris; a birth certificate was provided to the Mountain Astrologer magazine.  Her Sun is in late Libra, the sign of tact and diplomacy.  The Libra personality can be the consummate salesperson as there is an innate sense of what people are looking for and an ability to morph into the personality that will provide it.  This often makes them extremely likeable but depending on other factors, the need to be liked does not build the kind of resilience that is required for the presidency.

Fortunately for Harris, she was born under an Aries Full Moon, ruled by the fire of Mars.  The balance and interplay between the “iron fist in the velvet glove” of the Libra Sun with the fiery Aries Moon has been interesting to watch.  She disarms the enemy with a smile and then attacks with that […]

Share this article...
Share
By |2019-07-26T11:24:27-04:00July 26th, 2019|Politics|14 Comments

The astrology of Elizabeth Warren, presidential candidate 2020

Embed from Getty Images

Although this is a political post, I am attempting to keep it free from bias on my end.  Please do the same in the comments!  This is an astrological blog and here we look at the astrology behind the politics rather than the politics themselves.  There are plenty of other places for those discussions. 

Elizabeth Warren is currently polling at #4 in the long list of Democratic candidates for the presidency, and she is #3 in my series of profiles (actually, Harris is now polling at #3, we’ll look at Harris next).  See also Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, profiled in these pages. 

Elizabeth Warren has a long academic history and was a debate champion in high school. Her childhood was apparently marked by economic deprivation, going to work at the age of 13 to help her family pay medical bills from her father’s illness. After graduating from law school she specialized in bankruptcy law and has a longtime interest in families who undergo bankruptcy due to economic hardship.

Click to enlarge

The astrological chart for Elizabeth Warren (born June 22, 1949 in Oklahoma, no birth time available) shows that she has the Sun in Cancer, the sign of emotional sensitivity and nurturing.  One thing I have noticed about Cancer Sun people is that they CARE – about everything.  Everyone’s suffering becomes particularly poignant and personal for people with a strong Cancerian element in their chart, and Warren also has Venus (relating) in Cancer which intensifies this even more.  That said, her Sun is very tightly conjunct Uranus, the planet of rebellion and change.  She is a visionary and has an eye for outmoded patterns and institutions which are no longer working, and a desire to create change to […]

Share this article...
Share
By |2019-07-11T14:00:02-04:00July 11th, 2019|Politics|9 Comments

Happy birthday USA! 2019 edition and look ahead to 2020

On July 4th we celebrate the birthday of the United States of America, and as astrologers we celebrate the Solar Return – the time when the Sun in the sky returns to its place in the astrological chart.  This country is at a pivotal point right now, and the astrological factors can tell us a great deal about where we are and what is coming.

I’ve been writing a lot about the return of Pluto to its place in the US chart which will occur in the next few years.  Pluto returns are very rare since they happen only every 248 years and very few governments last through their Pluto returns, although there are exceptions such as the Roman Empire.  Pluto transits tend to dredge up the darkness from the psyche so that it can be exposed to light and ideally dispelled, and we have seen this dark underbelly of the American psyche emerge over the past few years.  This is the clear influence of Pluto, which has been transiting sensitive points in the US chart since 2008.

We have an important election coming up in 2020, and the candidates will be decided in the Spring of 2020 so this is an important 12-month period for American politics.  Saturn, planet of tests and challenges, will join up with Pluto in early 2020 and the two will be hammering the US Pluto in January and February next year. However, this year there is also a harmonious trine from Saturn to the US Midheaven – the government and reputation of the country – which ought to at least help the reputation of the US among world nations.

The Solar Return chart is a snapshot of the year ahead and […]

Share this article...
Share
By |2019-07-04T08:14:01-04:00July 4th, 2019|Politics|9 Comments

Bernie Sanders in 2020 – the astrological perspective

Embed from Getty Images

A portion of this article was taken from my 2016 profile which you can read here in its entirety. 

When Bernie Sanders ran for president in 2016 he was an unlikely candidate.  In 2020, however, he is one of the most widely recognized of the 22 Democrats running in the 2020 presidential race.  A look at Bernie’s astrological chart tells us a great deal about his personality.

Bernie Sanders (September 8, 1941, Brooklyn NY, time unknown) was born with the Sun in Virgo, the sign of service and humility.  His Sun is conjunct the North lunar Node, the point that shows us the way towards our future destiny.  Sun/North Node people typically have a sense from childhood that they have a special mission to fulfill – a particular path to walk.  For Sanders, this mission is exacerbated by a strong square from Jupiter, the planet of confidence and expansion.  When Jupiter is square to the Sun there is a sense of righteousness and potentially, entitlement.  This combination denotes an individual who is certain of their destiny and their right to fulfill it.

We don’t know Sanders’ ascendant (rising sign) without a time of birth (there is conflicting and speculative information out there, but nothing reliable), but his Aries Moon shows his fiery and passionate nature, especially since is Moon aligns with Mars, the planet that energizes and motivates us, but which also adds an aggressive quality to the chart.  This is especially true because Mars is in Aries, its own sign, which essentially doubles the intensity of the assertive quality.

The Mars/Aries dynamic quality is out of sync with the humility of Virgo, and finding a way to balance those two forces has likely been one of the themes of Sanders’ life.  Sanders’ chart lacks […]

Share this article...
Share
By |2019-07-02T08:09:39-04:00July 2nd, 2019|Politics|5 Comments
css.php