I think that about 70% of the time that I’ve written Sarah Palin’s name, I have pecked out “Plain” instead of “Palin” this unintended, yet obviously ironic anagram is pretty interesting. She is anything but plain when it comes to her appearance, and yet as she spoke last night, she was the voice of “plain” folk. Her acceptance speech was just about what I expected of an Aquarian with Aries rising and most of her planets in Air/Fire/Earth. She was clear and in no way did she ever appear to stumble and fall on the biggest stage, during the biggest moment of her life. It still remains to be seen if she stays on the ticket (my bet is that she will), but if she does, her upcoming debate with Joe Biden on the 2nd of October will be must see viewing. I have no doubt, again, simply based on her chart that she will be far more formidable than The Dems and others that are firmly entrenched in the liberal camp are betting on. Based on my blog from yesterday and some of the conclusions I made, let’s see how it played out in her speech The bold are my comments from yesterday:
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.
Here is what Sarah Palin had to say about her relationship with oil, energy and work:
Starting in January, in a McCain-Palin administration, we’re going to lay more pipelines … build more new-clear plants … create jobs with clean coal … and move forward on solar, wind, geothermal, and other alternative sources. We need American energy resources, brought to you by American ingenuity, and produced by American workers.
The more seasoned and perhaps cynical pol might view this as frothing, populist, cheerleading, and yet, again, based on her chart, Sarah Palin actually believes this and if she has any say in the matter will lead a formidable charge in the area of energy independence and the creation of new jobs as a result. Right now, she is leaning on older school technologies, but Aquarians, are by nature progressive and forward thinking. She may start with the fundamemtal energy sources but I have no doubt that she will explore other, less publicized ways to create jobs via new forms of energy. Here is an excerpt on her path of service as it relates to a strong Virgo placement in her chart.
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.
Palin’s declaration of her desire to serve could not be more clear:
But here’s a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I’m not going to Washington to seek their good opinion – I’m going to Washington to serve the people of this country. Americans expect us to go to Washington for the right reasons, and not just to mingle with the right people.
But we are expected to govern with integrity, good will, clear convictions, and … a servant’s heart.
It is very clear at this point in her speech that her conviction is one of service and fighting for the needs of the common good. Now it might be highly debatable what that good is, but in Sarah Palin’s mind and heart, she already has a pretty good idea. Another clear sign that Palin is decidedly Aquarian is in her views regarding equality, while not being afraid to dissasemble the establishment, on display in the following.
I pledge to all Americans that I will carry myself in this spirit as vice president of the United States. This was the spirit that brought me to the governor’s office, when I took on the old politics as usual in Juneau … when I stood up to the special interests, the lobbyists, big oil companies, and the good-ol’ boys network. Sudden and relentless reform never sits well with entrenched interests and power brokers. That’s why true reform is so hard to achieve.
With two, key planets in Aries in her first house, it’s no mistake that when she spoke in response to Obama’s position regarding war, it was not in the cooing tones of the peaceful dove.
Victory in Iraq is finally in sight … he wants to forfeit. Terrorist states are seeking new-clear weapons without delay … he wants to meet them without preconditions. Al Qaeda terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America … he’s worried that someone won’t read them their rights?
Here is where Sarah Palin’s Aryan/Martian aggression comes to the fore. While she can use the martial energy to be a passionate and tireless advocate/reformer for the people, her hawkish views do not leave much room for diplomacy, tact and saving face. This might appeal to the conservative caste that so readily supported Bush in his often perilous, yet undiminished convictions, but it could also lead to a backlash as people are beginning to call her “Dick Cheney in high heels and a skirt” (now that’s a priceless image!) Sarah Palin, for better or worse, when it comes to security and freedom she will be (pardon any innuendo) black and white on these matters. It’s a real, potential blindspot that could be manipulated both at home and abroad, especially when McCain’s views on the subject are very public and equally aggressive, as a result, temperment might not be in abundance on the McCain/Palin watch.Here is what I wrote about her relationship with Obama.
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 November, 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.
Last night, she threw down the gauntlet:
We’ve all heard his dramatic speeches before devoted followers. And there is much to like and admire about our opponentbut listening to him speak, it’s easy to forget that this is a man who has authored two memoirs but not a single major law or reform – not even in the state senate. This is a man who can give an entire speech about the wars America is fighting, and never use the word “victory” except when he’s talking about his own campaign. But when the cloud of rhetoric has passed … when the roar of the crowd fades away … when the stadium lights go out, and those Styrofoam Greek columns are hauled back to some studio lot – what exactly is our opponent’s plan? What does he actually seek to accomplish, after he’s done turning back the waters and healing the planet? The answer is to make government bigger … take more of your money … give you more orders from Washington … and to reduce the strength of America in a dangerous world. America needs more energy … our opponent is against producing it.
And from earlier in her speech:
And since our opponents in this presidential election seem to look down on that experience, let me explain to them what the job involves. I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a “community organizer,” except that you have actual responsibilities. I might add that in small towns, we don’t quite know what to make of a candidate who lavishes praise on working people when they are listening, and then talks about how bitterly they cling to their religion and guns when those people aren’t listening. We tend to prefer candidates who don’t talk about us one way in Scranton and another way in San Francisco.
Here Palin again intones populist rhetoric that is part and parcel of being so heavily influenced by Aquarius and yet she is not afraid to go on the attack and dissasemble. Remember, Johnny Lydon is an Aquarian and represents the extreme in Aquarian ethos as a nihlistic punk who was unafraid to take on The Queen (Sid Vicious was a Leo btw). But Palin must do a better job in delineating the differences between her and McCain as she states that he, “doesn’t run with the Washington herd.” While this may play well with uninformed conservatives, it will be surefire fodder for liberals who will unpack McCain’s voting record in a DC minute and reveal that he really does run with them. Palin might suffer from her blind conviction as it is clearly illustrated by the fervor and zeal of the Aquarian/Aries connection.All in all, her speech was what I pretty much thought it would be based on her chart, but even I was surprised by her towering confidence and nearly flawless delivery.
Tomorrow, Part 4; The spiritual destiny of The US and how astorlogy has and will play a role.