Will one of the alternate party candidates will get your vote? Yes, there are alternatives
to the not-so-big two. In fact, Ralph Nader turns the other guys green
with his difficult questions.
Ralph Nader (born February 27, 1934, at 4:52 am in Winsted, Connecticut),
the man who worked to expose the Pinto and so much more, is running for president
under the label of the Green Party. Naderís Sun is in Pisces, and in true
Piscean style, not only has Nader rooted for the underdog, heís both been
and represented the underdog. Also in Piscean fashion, heís worn the same
shoes at least since the last decadeóhe just keeps getting them resoled (Pisces is linked to the feet). His Pisces quest for the
downtrodden now includes a presidential bid.
platform seems damn near perfect. Heís concerned about social care reform,
education, consumer economics and the environment. This shows in his chart
with his Saturn aligned with the North Node in Aquarius. Saturnís position
here in the humanitarian sign of Aquarius depicts Naderís sense of responsibility
(Saturn) for humanity (Aquarius). Combined with a sense of destiny provided
by the North Node, also in the Iím-very-concerned-about-everyone, water-bearing
Aquarius, his intent and heart stand indisputably in the right place.
How refreshing. But is it electable?
Meets the Giants
stemming from his Aquarian agenda benefit everyone except for those greedy,
power monger sorts. This does not
help his cause. Some would argue that Nader would be ill equipped to deal
with foreign policy and military matters.
horoscope contains a t-square between justice-seeking Jupiter in fairness-oriented
Libra, which is opposed outspoken and pioneering Uranus in argumentative
Aries, with both squared by the potent what-about-my-people Pluto in Cancer.
This vibrant, finger-pointing, stick-shaking t-square takes on the powers
that be (Pluto) without fear of threat or bribery (even more Pluto). He
stirs things up, knowing those opposing him cannot resort to intimidation
or threat. And if they do, heíll just make even more noise.
Leo Moon and Pisces Sun, in a loose quincunx to each other, build a strong
hero/martyr complex for him. Either way, he wins. If heís martyred in
being taken down, he becomes a hero. If heís heroic because of his ventures,
his gain is even sweeter. Add to that the symbolism of the downtrodden
in his campaign through his choice of running mateóa Native American woman.
He Get Your Vote?
vote for Nader? Many fear a vote for Nader is a vote for Bush.
Uranus retrograding near his Saturn-North Node conjunction isnít enough
to support a win. Nor do the transits of Pluto and Chiron in Sagittarius widely squaring his Sun-Mars support his victory. Simply his efforts do
not seem powerful enough. And Uranus contributes to the prematurity of
being ahead of his time.
offers something quirky. A smart politician familiar with Naderís
horoscope might bring him onboard. The Uranus activity implies that someone
who is pretending to be concerned will notice Naderís genuine concern.
Look for Nader to find himself examining an offer to participate within
the structures he opposes. Naderís challenge would lie in trying to determine
if such an appointment would compromise his values.
heís clean and green. Maybe thatís just what we need. With the current
planetary trends of Uranus and Neptune in Aquarius combining with Pluto
and Chiron in Sagittarius, perhaps we ought to put our votes where our
thoughts lieótoward the betterment of humanity. Green is good, even if
itís not just referring to money.