Uranus ruler of Aquarius

The astrology of Andrew Yang, Democratic candidate for president

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Other posts in the series “Road to 2020:”

  1. Joe Biden
  2. Bernie Sanders
  3. Elizabeth Warren
  4. Kamala Harris
  5. Pete Buttigieg
  6. Tulsi Gabbard
  7. Andrew Yang

And posts written about Donald Trump.

Andrew Yang is an unusual candidate in that he has no real political experience.  His career path has taken him from corporate attorney, to philanthropic fundraiser, to party organizer, to healthcare and then landed him in a small test preparation company that was later acquired by Kaplan, a giant in the field.  This enabled him to begin Venture for America, a nonprofit investing in future entrepreneurs, winning him an award as Champion for Change by the Obama administration.  Yang’s primary platform in his presidential campaign is that of Universal Basic Income, where each citizen is given $1000 a month to combat the negative effects of automation on the job economy.  This idea is slowly gathering support both on the left and on the right.  Although Yang is running as a Democrat, he is not particularly partisan. He cheerfully appears on Fox News and is gathering support among conservatives because he is pragmatic and technocratic rather than stuck in ideological positions.  I confess that the more I read about him to research this article, the more I like him too.

Fortunately we have a birth time from Yang himself through his campaign (thank you astro.com)  which gives us a more complete picture of his personality.  He is a double Capricorn, with both the Sun and ascendant (rising sign) in that sign of achievement and practicality.   Yet, he has the Moon, […]

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By |2019-12-27T16:57:32-05:00December 23rd, 2019|Politics|13 Comments

The sparkling light of the Aquarius Super Moon, August 10 2014

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The Moon is full in Aquarius on August 10th – the second Supermoon (TM Richard Nolle) of the summer.  When the Full Moon is a Supermoon it appears larger than usual in the sky and its influence is more powerful.  Full Moons represent the culmination of our emotional awareness – the peak of insight and intuition and an opening of the heart.

Aquarius is known as the Water Bearer – while Aquarius is an air sign and tends to be rather uncomfortable in the realm of feelings, it acts as the container for the emotions (the water element) to flow through the personality and find a higher expression through insight and intuition.  The element of air represents the intellect, but it is the connection with emotional intelligence (water) that brings true wisdom.  Under the influence of Aquarius we are able to harness the realm of feeling and tether it to reason, enhancing our understanding of the way the world works.

Aquarius is ruled traditionally by Saturn and its modern ruler is Uranus, and both of these planets are active in the chart of this Full Moon (Saturn in Scorpio is in a square to the Sun and Moon, and Uranus in Aries is in a trine to the Sun and sextile to the Moon).  Because of Saturn, we will likely find that an adjustment is required in order to resolve the natural tension between the Leo focus on the individual personality and the Aquarian need to subsume the individual into the collective and create lasting change. Any planetary system involving Saturn requires focus and attention in order to navigate successfully.

The Sun is conjunct Mercury, planet of the mind and intellect, and both […]

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By |2018-06-11T11:59:14-04:00August 9th, 2014|Moon|3 Comments