Wow. People thought that Obama came out of nowhere. Sarah Palin? Govenor of Alaska? Only the most informed insiders could have predicted her addtion to the ticket. But before we get into her chart, let’s just cover a few key pieces, some of which I wrote about yesterday.
First off, Palin, like Obama is a member of Generation Zero, the tweeners between The Boomers and Gen X. One of the hallmarks of this generation is that they are generationally ruled by Neptune in Scorpio, Uranus in Leo/Uranus in Virgo and Pluto in Virgo. These three, slow-moving planets impact generations and long tail trends. Both Obama and Palin share the Pluto/Virgo and Neptune/Scorpio energies. This generation has two main themes that run through them via these two planets/signs: Transformation through healing, work and service, acute psychic sensitivity and an ability to tune into higher frequencies of information. Both Obama and Palin, particularaly Palin, which I will address shortly, have the opportunity to revolutionize work and the concept of work. I could easily see both of them alter the playing field in how americans earn our keep. For Obama, it translates into a WPA type program to invest in alternative energies (solar/Leo Sun). It’s an idea long overdue, but one always has to temper such a grand vision, especially as it impacts the guys holding Obama’s purse strings. Any program that will lessen dependence on oil will only be approved of if the oil companies still have some skin in the game–that’s why they love the hydrogen fuel cell technology.
Palin on the other hand is tied to oil in the state of Alaska and knows that there are rather large fields of oil and gas on Gull Island, just on the other side of Prudhoe Bay. She will no doubt be an advocate of extracting this oil and the conservationists along with big oil would present considerable challenges. But on the subject of work, Palin is a bootstraps kind of gal and I could easily see her as being an advocate of re-invigorating domestic industry versus outsourcing.
They will both revolutionize work, but from different angles and using disparate resources and measures in order to do so, Palin however might be even more agressive in this area than Obama.
The Rebel King
Barack Obama was born with Uranus in Leo. Uranus, is normally ruled by Aquarius (remember this key fact) and here it is conjoined in Leo–it’s opposite. Aquarius is freedom loving, broad minded, democratic and populist at it’s core. It represents large groups, foundations and orders, stressing the whole over the individual, though at times, in the extreme, it’s anarchic, wanting to break down hierarchies and figureheads. “Synergy” and “liberty” are keywords when thinking about Aquarius. Leo is the exact opposite. Leo represents rulers, kings, fathers and pariahs, individuals that do what they will because they are convinced of it’s rightness. The current resident is a Leo. So is Barack Obama. When Leo meets Uranus the individual can be so convinced of their own point of view, they can border on dictatorial. Mixing the mind of an anarchist with the heart of someone that wants to lead can be counter productive to say the least. Obama and his sub generation can be provocative and willfull, more than capable of exposing hypocrisy and yet also ripe to succumbing to it.
The Hardscrabble Queen
Sarah Palin has Uranus in Virgo and her psychic locus is in a very different place, unlike Obama who has Uranus in Leo. She is more concerned about service, work and healing, than Obama, who wants to be king. Both Pluto and Uranus are in Palin’s sixth house, ruled by Virgo. It is clear that this mother of five, public servant, hunter, etc is invested in transforming the idea of work and service, both on a personal and collective level. This is a very big theme in her life and will serve her admirably as it will promote a sense of humility and the feeling that noone is better than anyone else, not even herself. Elitism is not a word that people will ever use in the same breath as Sarah Palin.
The rest of her chart is incredibly unique and offers considerable strengths and some glaring weaknesses. Let’s take a look at the big picture.
Aquarius and Aries–The Common Good Meets The Will To Power
Sarah Palin is an Aries rising. Aries is about rising to meet challenges head on, ramming forward, actualizing the self through the act of will. The key phrase for Aries is, “I Am.” Whatever Palin does, she does it all the way, not half heartedly. In addtion to being an Aries rising, she also has Venus on Aries right on the first house cusp. This means she’s very attractive as Venus confers beauty and when it’s on the rising sign, the world notices. It’s no coincidence that she would be a former beauty queen. She also has Jupiter in Aries in her first house. Jupiter in the first house represents a person that exudes confidence, is good natured, loves the outdoors and when it’s in Aries, is a risk taker, a big time risk taker, one that is not afraid of failing or falling. Sarah Palin, with Jupiter in the first house is driven by a deep sense of faith that everything will work out fine, no matter what she undertakes. The downside of that is that someone with this aspect can think that they can do no wrong and conquer anything they set their minds to. In the big bad world of geo-politics, Sarah Palin would undergo a few humiliating lessons early on, but I guarantee that she would quickly learn from any mistake and win more than she loses.
Super Stellium In Aquarius
Sarah Palin has five, count’em five planets in Aquarius and they all reside in her 11th house. She is far more intelligent than people understand or know. Of all the signs in the zodiac, Aquarius is often referred to the sign of the genius. Mozart, Lincoln, Swedenborg, Jules Verne and Charles Darwin were all Aquarians as was, Ronald Reagan! Palin’s Moon and Mercury are exactly conjunct in Aquarius in the 11th house, which makes her able to sense the needs, moods and feelings of the collective. She can be incredibly empathic on a mass level. With her Sun, Mars and Saturn, also in Aquarius, she has the will and the fortitude to make massive changes on a whole scale level. She’s also quirky and might apear to be very odd to others. Accused of being a Pat Buchannan-like conservative, she is someone that does not like anyone telling her what to do. Already, She has been summoned to the corridors of power at AIAPAC at the behest of John McCains main handler, Joe “Got His Gun” Lieberman. It will be interesting to see how Palin responds when people tell her what to do. If she is ideologically on board, she’ll be fully committed. If not, she will tenaciously fight those that wish to control her.
Lack Of Water and The Transpersonal Self
Two other rather compelling facts jump out when looking at her chart; she has zero planets is water. What does that mean? It means that water, the conductor of emotions and feeling is absent in her chart. Catch her in the wrong moment on the wrong day and Sarah Palin is ice. Don’t cross as she won’t have much forgiveness in her heart. However, she’s not heartless, especially when it comes to large groups and movements, she can empathize with the whole–it’s the individual that she may not have the most compassion for. With all of the energy in Aquarius, a fixed sign, Palin also doesn’t budge much. Once she makes up her mind, that’s pretty much it. But those types of decisions wont’t take place in a vacuum. She will always look at the big picture first and then make a choice. She also has very few planets below the median of her chart, which represents personal houses and placements. Only Uranus and Pluto in the sixth and Venus and Jupiter in the first populate the region of the self. In essence, Sarah Palin is a transpersonal figure. Based on her chart, she is here for a higher purpose than serving the self. In some ways, she is more capable than Obama from an astrological perspective to serve and lead. While I still think that Obama will win the election, Sarah Palin has bum rushed our consciousness and she won’t go away if McCain and The Repubs lose. It’s quite conceivable to witness Mrs. Palin going head-to-head with Obama in 2012. But we still have a long way to go and before we annoint Palin as a reformer of the people due to her unusually intense Aquarian aspects, let’s also keep in mind that Dick Cheney is also an Aquarius. Lastly, she is the astrological opposite of Obama as Leo and Aquarius oppose one another in the skies. One wants to be king, the other to live in a world without them and yet as opposites do, they will be attracted to one another as much as they are repulsed. At some point between now and September, if Sarah Palin remains on the ticket, she and Obama will clash and it will be memorable. But in the midst of their conflict, each will grow to respect one another.
Part 3 tomorrow.