Last Friday, I was at a friends place. She had read the blog and as she was rushing out the door to a dinner party, she whispered in my ear, “be a little harder on Sarah Palin.” She hugged me and left. Another friend took me to task because he thought I wasn’t being hard enough on Palin as well. He didn’t come right out and say it, but I got his drift.
Then, there’s this person I know, mostly from a message board I frequent, who is a brilliant, retired, ex-pat-leftist, now living in The South Of France. He had this to say about Sarah Palin; “Palin has enough experience in government and has lived long enough not to be the very repulsive, stupid andvindictive creature that she is. She is a monstrosity. She belongs in a reeducation camp, not a heartbeat away from the presidency.” Ahhh, the honey-sweet, compassionate tolerance of The Left.
From The Right, I had a brief email exchange with Devvy Kidd, the devoted constitutionalist writer and activist from Nevada. In the email she says, “Sarah Palin is not what they’re painting her to be. She’s a war monger.” Yesterday, I posted Deepak Chopra’s assesment of Palin as it relates to the projected shadow of “Middle America” and the voting mainstream.
Has there ever been a candidate that has illicted such a hellstorm of criticism? I don’t think that even Bush, in his most ostentatiously polarized phase ever brought the noise to such harsh levels.
Whether it’s the projection of the collective shadow as Chopra states, or something deeper, the progressive Left has Sarah Palin in their cross hairs. Meanwhile, in just two, short months, George Bush, the man that ordered the occupation of Iraq and oversaw what will soon be the greatest financial meltdown in modern history, dodges much of the hate and nearly all of the blame as “Sarah Baracuda” is out front, taking bullets.
For the sake of being fair and balanced let’s look at Palin’s chart and see if these assertions have any merit.
The one statement that really jumps out at me is Kidd’s. She’s A) a woman and B) a conservative in the truest sense. Calling Sarah Palin a “war monger” is pretty strong language coming from her. But Palin does have both Jupter and Venus in Aries in her first house, with Venus in Aries on the ascendant. Aries is “The God Of War” and Palin has the capacity to channel that martial energy in ways that could be potentially catastrophic. When Uranus moves into Aries and in Palin’s first house in 2010/11, the energy will be volatile, unstable and explosive. Tempers will also be short and understanding in short supply. If Sarah Palin somehow becomes President, or is leading John McCain around with a velvet noose tied to his neck, she could be like Joan Of Arc on steroids.
Uranus in Aries will have everyone in a rather anarchic frame of mind and whoever sits in the oval office will have to deal with the type of energy that could erupt into riots, mass protests, and martial law. People will be, “mad as hell” and won’t take it anymore. That’s just on the homefront. With an Aries ascendant, and Uranus, the planet of explosive and sudden change transiting her first house, I doubt that Sarah Palin will have much patience for any type of protest or outrage.
I have talked at length regarding her stellium in Aquarius, and while I think it has the potential to be truly revolutionary, in ways that I have not seen in the charts of the other candidates, that same Aquarian stellium also has the potential to make Palin fixed, cold and inflexible, not allowing any sentiment to move her or deter her from a given course of action. We’re simply looking at Aries/Aquarius and investigating Palin’s shadow and it’s clear that she is not a person to cross as she will take no quarter.
In the last post, we took a deeper look at Pluto in Capricorn and how it represents the cosolidation of corporate and governmental powers. Palin has her true, north node in Cancer at the nadir of her chart in the fourth house. This poses enormous challenges for her as Pluto rises into her tenth house and eventually opposes her north node. It’s a real crisis in waiting for her as a mother and a leader, as she be most likely be the embodyment of power, it’s concentration and consolidation, which will be taking place on a global scale for the corporate elite. If she occupies the office of vice president, she will face some sort of sacrifice that was put into motion even before her first breath. It’s karmic and karmic on a large scale that involves having to choose between the values that Cancer represents; family, nurturing, empathy and kindness or eschew them for the coldly efficient, autocratic and hard driving machinations of Pluto in Capricorn. She has the potential to be the most powerful woman in the history of this country and yet, her role, destined as a mother will cause her to experience a psychic split between these two dramatic poles. To make matters even more charged, The US Sun and Venus are also in her fourth house, the house of family and home. On a meta-level, if she becomes Vice President, it is also her karmic destiny to also be the mother of the nation as well.
Perhaps what her vein-popping detractors are experienicing is not what she stands or has stood for, but what she might stand for, from a timeline probability in the future. As I type these words, Stephen King’s epic novel, The Stand comes to mind, where the forces of luciferian evil and righteous good get it sorted out once and for all. Maybe they’re sensing the internal conflict that lies ahead for Sarah Palin and fear that she will be the evil step-mother who will sell her children to the devil on consignment. Based on the intense activity of transiting Uranus and transiting Pluto, in the houses of self and public standing respectively, they might be intuiting a wave of danger rippling backwards towards us through time. Or, they may simply be reacting to their condtioning and their very own fear of the other, the unclaimed residues of Chopra’s “Palin Effect,” unresolved inside of themselves as well.
Pluto and Uranus are powerful, trans-personal planets that impact generations and for Sarah Palin that generational power will move through her in her most potent and vulnerable places. She’ll be tested and challenged to either stand by her children, both personal and collective or turn her back on them in the greatest moment of their need.
Let’s hope that if she is in the VP or even Presidents seat, that it’s the positive potential of her meta-stellium that she enacts and not the coldly efficient, non-feeling and vindictive side of her nature that she embodies. The safety of not just the US, but the world itself could well be in Sarah Palin’s hands.
If she doesn’t move towards the considerable light in her chart, she’ll cast an enormous shadow across the planet, one even far greater than Chopra’s imagination and reason might be able to construct.