who feel that the 2000 election was stolen feel fresh rays of hope streaming
through their hearts. New polls show that both John
Kerry and John Edwards
would beat President Bush by double digits if the election were held
today. No matter who wins, there are some awesome astrological correspondences
at play to which I want to call your attention. And these forces
hold the potential for a major transformation of the political landscape
are witnessing an unprecedented study in astrological polarity under
the national political spotlight. Frontrunner Kerry, born December
11, 1943 is a Sag, with Sagittarius Rising and a Gemini Moon. Born
June 11, 1953, a decade later, upstart John Edwards is a Gemini with
Cancer Rising and a Gemini Moon. So we have a double Sag and a double
Gemini with their Suns precisely opposite, and Kerry's Moon conjunct
Edwards' Sun! And, they both have a stellium in Gemini—Kerry's with Saturn,
Moon, Mars and Uranus; Edwards' with Moon, Jupiter, Sun and Mars.
Kerry from the North, Edwards from the South. Pretty wild, eh?
this uncanny astrological synastry is the transit of Pluto, the miniscule
yet mighty powerhouse of transformation. As you may know, Pluto takes
248 years to orbit the Sun, so it may not conjunct or oppose the
Sun in a natal chart in several lifetimes. With Pluto between 19 and
22 degrees of Sagittarius this year—the meridian
of the two candidates' solar polarity—the ethers are charged with
highly transformative juice. Just 2 months ago, both seemed dead in the
water until sudden resurrection, a
specialty of mysterious Pluto. And with Pluto aligned so prominently
in Kerry and Edwards' charts, we might expect a transformational realignment
in American politics.
me how Kerry's persona seems so Saturnian while Edwards is so Jupiterian.
Sure enough, Kerry has Saturn conjoining his Moon, while Edwards has
Jupiter conjunct his! Their very demeanor and energy reflect this Saturn/Jupiter
resonance; Kerry's older, more authoritarian guise contrasts with Edwards'
sunshine of hope and youth. With their mercurial qualities
so pronounced, both have the ability to articulate the multiple facets
of the political spectrum with mutable nuance in most erudite fashion.
So we have
a 60-year old Sag and a 50-year old Gemini sprinting for a head to
head showdown on Super Tuesday—with
the prize of 1151 delegates in ten key states, including New York and
California. With the atmosphere charged in by this polarized Plutonian
energy, the key for the Democrats' success is for the two
campaigns to remain competitive but positive. This should
be fun to witness. With the polls signaling that either could handily
defeat Bush, the “electability excuse” for
a Kerry vote has been neutralized. And with Kerry vulnerable on NAFTA,
as well as the target of new Bush attack ads, we do have a race.
Edwards' goal is to win two states and a number of delegates on March
2, then sweep a four-state Southern round the following week. That would
set the stage for a showdown March 16 in Illinois, which Edwards
hopes will be a modern day Lincoln-Douglas debate.
ebullient charm should propel him all the way up the back stretch to
Presidency. With a career choice between retiring
as a first term senator and a possible #2 spot, the choice will be easy.
He will tighten up the race with a not-too-close second place finish—only
good in horseshoes. But he will have gained national prominence and won
the hearts of many via his quicksilver tongue, Geminian genius,
and scintillating Southern charm—particularly women. What we really
have here is the formation and metamorphosis of a most formidable Kerry-Edwards ticket
to oppose the once indomitable force of Bush and Cheney.
Bush and Cheney have been suffering in the long shadows of lord of
karma, Saturn. The absence of WMD, the credibility questions and quagmire
of Iraq, a dubious immigration initiative, the ballooning deficit,
the over-budget Medicare bill, an ill-timed space initiative, the 2.6
million lost jobs, Halliburton, etc.—what else could go
wrong for the once-unbeatable GW Bush? Lots, and it probably will. With
Saturn in Cancer, making its station shortly after Super Tuesday and
applying toward its third and final conjunction with Bush's Sun in June,
I expect the proverbial poop to keep circulating through the fan blades.
The mess should only get messier and not clean up by election time. But
despite all this, the awesome power of the incumbency, $200+ million,
the 13 Bible Belt states, NASCAR, etc. will make him most formidable,
and the race fast and furious. I only hope that another war or terrorist
incident is not the political price of reelection.
and the Neptune Factor
Neptunian X-factor to the mix—70-year old Pisces Ralph
(Darth to Democrats) Nader—who
will now abandon the Green Party to run as an Independent. With Neptune
in Aquarius opposite his Leo Moon and Jupiter in Virgo conjunct his Neptune
and opposite his Sun, Nader appears bent on a quixotic run with less
of a chance of winning than Al Sharpton. The perennial spoiler who was
Democratic kryptonite in the 2000 election will run until he runs out
of money, but will attract protest and “none of the above” votes—if he
even makes it to the election. With no real party, no chance of winning,
little money, few supporters, and zero chance of winning, the Neptune
influence seems fully operational. He will proselytize many untouched,
yet valid and critical issues such as the case for the President's impeachment
(wouldn't that require Bush's re-election though?), corporate power,
government corruption and ineptitude, alternative energy, etc.—warping
the political landscape and rocking many boats before dissolving into
campaign scenario seems perfectly scripted for a change in power. Each
Democratic candidate has appeared to me like an actor in
a divine play, each performing a role in energizing the electorate
and collapsing the current administration. Will we see a President
Kerry selecting Wesley Clark as Secretary of State, Howard Dean Secretary
of Health, Education and Welfare, and Dennis Kucinich head of a new
Department of Peace? With Uranus now in Pisces, Democrats
may once again say,“I have a dream…” Or
will it become a nightmare?