National Political Astrology: Jupiter in Pisces and SCOTUS Campaign Finance Ruling – Gemini John Edwards’ Road to Redemption
I’ll tell ya, that planet Jupiter sure knows how to make an entrance! I was reading the headlines today and thought, “what the hell kind of alignment is occurring now?” Well, according to Astro.com’s current transits, Jupiter is at 0 degrees Pisces. Not only did the Supreme Court of the United States (or SCOTUS) overturn campaign finance restrictions for corporations, but John Edwards decided to start his Baby Mama, Road to Redemption PR campaign in Haiti.
Now, I’m no expert on Supreme Court rulings or the history of campaign finance in America, but boy, oh boy, the reactions to the freedom of corporations and nonprofit groups to spend freely on campaign ads are sure to dominate our political scene for the upcoming 2010 elections. Not to mention, President Obama decided to take on the banks in an address today. Many astrologers have been writing about the current Saturn square Pluto transit, and I find it interesting that, on the day of this court ruling, Jupiter has entered into the sign of Pisces while the transiting Sun and Venus in Aquarius have entered into aspect with the Saturn in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn square. Further explained:
- Transiting Jupiter is making a 60 degree (sextile) aspect to transiting Pluto as well as a 150 degree (quincunx) aspect to transiting Saturn
- Transiting Sun and Venus are making a 120 degree (trine) aspect to transiting Saturn, as well as a 30 degree (semi-sextile) aspect to transiting Pluto
When I use astrology, I tend to look for patterns in planetary movement, so when I see…
- Jupiter, which represents the law, entering a sign of Pisces (ruled by Neptune), which represents the dissolution of boundaries, enter into aspect with
- The Sun and Venus, which represents identity and money, and
- With Saturn which represents rules and boundaries, and Pluto which represents power and destruction
… my analytical, Virgo eyes take notice. AND THEN, there is our beloved John Edwards (Gemini), former Democratic VP candidate in 2004 and Presidential candidate in 2008. (Note: John was born on the same day but different year, June 10, as fellow Gemini Eliot Spitzer, who I discussed in an earlier post.) Oh, John, I won’t trash you because the popular media and American people can do that themselves. And lord knows, my critical Virgo nature is salivating at the opportunity to talk shit. But right now, I just want to peek at your astrology chart and see what the HELL is going on. Sigh…
Hello Pluto! Transiting Pluto has decided to get all up in John Edwards’ dirty business and expose the truth as it opposes Edwards’ natal Mercury and progressed Moon/Venus conjunction in Cancer, not to mention forming a trine with his natal Venus in Taurus. His progressed Sun is also approaching a conjunction with natal Pluto. You CANNOT hide from Pluto. Pluto digs, Pluto exposes, and Pluto destroys, but it also clears the way for a new beginning. You have to hand it to a slick Gemini to time a paternity scandal with a redemptive trip to Haiti, as well as media highlights on service work in El Salvador. I find it interesting that the transiting North Node is also conjunct Edwards’ natal Chiron, a planet associated with healing that I also referenced in my post yesterday regarding Governor Ed Rendell’s orphan rescue in Haiti. There is also some natal South Node activity as John’s progressed Mars forms a conjunction, and in addition, transiting retrograde Mars is forming a conjunction with his progressed Sun. Mars doesn’t only provide energy, fight, and courage—in this instance, it is marring or damaging this man’s reputation. Not that it is unwarranted. Yes, I’ve been reading Game Change and Edwards sure had it coming. (Chart below with 6am default birth time- actual birth time unknown.)
I love seeing Michael Steele’s face amongst the talking heads. Even before he was voted head of the RNC—before I even knew who he was—I was always amused by “that black guy who isn’t a Democrat.” He was (and is) so outspoken and witty and conservative, and he would not shut up! HA! It’s funny that now he is issuing the order to dissenters within the Republican Party. Well, I thought I’d go ahead and check out his natals. (See chart graphic below.)
Michael Steele is listed with a birth date of October 19, 1958, per Wikipedia. He’s a Libra and a Lawyer! A Lawbra! But I digress…Right away, I see his natal Mars, in talkative Gemini, square Pluto. He’s got some powerful heat behind his words, that’s for sure, and a good number of angry opponents at that. He also has a natal Mercury/Pluto sextile to add to the intensity of his speech. He’s an Intense Communicator to say the least! (This is especially appealing to me, as I’m going through a transiting Pluto square natal Mercury- Mercury is my chart ruler.) I would note that the “estimated” progressed Moon (though not entirely accurate due to unknown birth time) is approaching an T-Square with his natal Mars/Pluto configuration.
Moving on, there is a bit of truth to the threat by many Republicans to stop Steel’s control of money for the RNC. His progressed chart shows transiting Saturn approaching a conjunction with his natal Venus. In addition, his progressed Venus is also in a separating conjunction with his natal Saturn. Well, miserly, tight-fisted Saturn usually puts a damper on vain, self-interested Venus (ruler of Libra), which is what we are seeing now. I’m curious as to how it will all play out. I’ll be following him on twitter, too: @Michael_Steele.