Glowing, glowing, gone?
For those of you who have been following this blog over the past few months, the trajectory it took on was really initiated by Sarah Palin being named to McCain’s ticket. Like most of the world, I asked myself, “Who is this woman and where did she come from?” I immediately dove into her birth chart to give me the cosmic/archetypal perspective. I have to admit that I was fairly blown away by her it which seemed to me at the time to have more of a statement of pure mission and true purpose than Obama’s, McCain’s and Biden’s chart. Looked at through my astrological lens and intuitive perspective, her stellium in Aquarius and her Aries Venus/Jupiter, lighting up her Aquarian aspects, in my mind, set her apart from any other person that was parading around as part of the electoral pageant.
I felt and still do that her chart is a hypo-potentiated blueprint for a person that’s here to accomplish some major goals. However, Palin was a deeply polarizing figure as well and her chart with such a strong emphasis in two signs and elements, only provoked the polarity even more.
Through Sarah Palin and not John McCain, we came to understand how deeply divided we are as a nation, exemplified by The US Mars in Gemini, which stresses duality and a nearly schizophrenic relationship to morals, codes of ethics and cultural standards. Palin lit up the cultural divide and illuminated it in ways that were often not very pretty to witness. I spent lots of time visiting both pro and con Palin sites and she became a lightning rod for controversy, revered and reviled with equal passion and intensity.
Deepak Chopra chimed in with his “Palin Effect” which I found to be utterly dismissive and emblematic of how The Left can frame the cultural debate around the enormous, xenophobic shadow, both real and imagined that exists. Chopra implicitly stated that, Palin was a symbol of the white cultural fear of change when it came to electing an African-American president and that she was a projection of that shadow. He glibly attributed her popularity and perspective to the unenlightened (and again subtextual), racist and intolerant positions of the rapidly decreasing majority. In effect, Chopra was playing a reverse race card, a canard that is usually employed by The Left, because it automatically assumes a higher moral ground from which to dispense its enlightened views.
However, The Right, is equally culpable when it comes to tweaking the shadow and is almost always more than ready to also tap into the xenophobic zeigeist, both real and imagined, like the ridiculous ploy that the McCain campaign worker resulted to, faking that someone shaved “Obama” into her scalp. One side wants to demonize and force feed guilt onto the mostly-white-middle, while the other seeks to play on it’s fears and heighten deeply seated phobias, resentments and unresolved attitudes for their own purposes and gain. On a daily basis, no one is better and more guilty of this than Rush Limbaugh.
Sarah Palin forced these issues to the surface and instead of having a real dialog, one that could have been immensely positive and healing, most people just screamed at one another. In the realm of psychotherapy, there can be perhaps no greater faux pas, then opening up a very serious core issue and never returning or attending to it. It’s like calling forth a demon into this plane of consciousness and then simply walking away, allowing it to move freely amongst us from that point forward.
On the day before the election, with Obama clearly in the lead, it was quietly announced that Sarah Palin had been cleared of any wrongdoing with the now infamous “Troopergate.” Her son, “Trig” goes back to being her son, the vaunted “Bridge To Nowhere” is now the “Bridge To The Forgotten.” Every evil, despicable and vile act that Kali Ma-Ma, or “Anti-Mater” was ever accused of being guilty of, has simply evaporated into the shimmering heat of of our collective memory, which grows shorter and shorter with each passing day.
So what does the future hold in store for Kali Ma-Ma? Now doubt harder and wiser since she got road rash on the campaign trail, she’s looking to occupy the fallen, Ted Stevens seat as a senator from Alaska. She would have to step through some challenging hoops in order to do this, particularly since her popularity in her home state has fallen since her nomination as Vice President and like Illinois and Delaware, where the governors of those states can and will appoint new members of the senate in the absence of Obama and Biden, she could do the same and simply appoint herself, but that would be political suicide and smack of the same type of tyranny that she supposedly stands against and not with. If she does manage to make the transition, I have no doubt that she will be very effective at building her own base inside the senate, which would be a prelude to a run for the presidency in 2012. However, I have a feeling that Palin will run as an independent. Her wild card status came to fore in the last weeks of the McCain campaign and in fact. a number of McCain staffers were more than willing to distance themselves from her, while also pointing towards her and her controversial persona as the reason for John McCain’s failure. I’m not so certain that the mainstream republican party will want Sarah Palin to be their choice in 2012.
Astrologically, as I have stated before, one of her qualities is that of a warrior, archetypally, think Joan of Arc, a synthesis of the huntress, Diana, and Athena. Since she belongs to a the warrior caste, she will be battled hardened and prepared on her next go round. While she may display some of the big picture equanimity that Aquarius is famous for, her Jupiter and Venus in Aries do not like her to lose, at whatever she does.
Uranus will be in Aries, in it’s earliest degrees throughout most of 2012. It’s placement there will conjunct her natal Venus, which could result in a very sudden rise or fall in popularity for Mrs. Palin. Uranus also sextiles her natal Mercury, which will make for a lively, sharp and combative mind. Her debating skill will no doubt have vastly improved by then. She’ll be also be able to take advantage of evolving technologies in a way that will help her promote her vision and success. In 2012, it will also be “The Year Of The Water Dragon” and Sarah Palin is a Green, Wood Dragon. Wood and water are very compatible and the highly eccentric, Wood Dragon will find the emotional landscape of the Water Dragon to quite receptive to it’s energies and manifestations.
Sarah Palin, if she continues to display the tough and relentless qualities that she has in the past, will be a force to be reckoned with in the epic year of 2012, especially if Barack Obama cannot be the agent of hope and change that the american people and even the world are “hoping” for.