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How Saturn Tested Mitt RomneyRomneyMittImage

I have to admit that I didn’t vote for Mitt Romney in 2012, but that doesn’t mean that I had no respect for him. Sure, he was a privileged white guy who looked upon the poor and people who just hadn’t “tried” hard enough, he was still a man who was true to his faith and who understood that politics in the art of compromise. He was a traditional Republican who believed in fiscal frugality and lightly restrained capitalism. Even if I didn’t totally agree with those ideas, I was willing to recognize their merits.

That version of the Republican Party died with the election of Donald Trump in 2016. In 2018 Mitt Romney thought he could bring it back and he ran for the Senate. But what he found after he won the seat disappointed him. While his fellow Republican Senators were willing to denigrate Trump in private, in public they tripped over one another in declaring their undying fealty to the new president. For a deeply religious Pisces like Romney, who had been raised in the stern, “good vs. evil” culture of Mormonism, that kind of blatant hypocrisy simply did not compute.

The turning point for Romney can on Jan. 6, 2021 when supporters of Donald Trump, who had just heard the almost ex-President declare that it was up to them to stop Congress from validating the results of the 2020 election, attacked the Capitol Building of the United States. What was happening in Romney’s horoscope that day was an important Saturn Cycle aspect. Saturn was opposed to his natal Saturn (Click on Mitt Romeny to see his chart.) These transits always coincide with a major shift in either a person’s inner or outer life. For Mitt Romney it was both.


Following the Moon: Nov. 27, 2023

I have to admit that I was surprised at how relatively quiet this last lunation period was. (Click here see the article and the chart.) It appears that the trine by Neptune to the Sun, Moon and Mars in that chart turned out to be the mitigating factor that I had hoped (but didn’t really expect) it would be. It diverted our attention to the holidays and to events in foreign lands.

The biggest surprise for me was the last minute passage of a continuing resolution to keep the government from shutting down. As I had predicted, the bill had plenty of opposition, but Speaker Johnson was able to get enough support from Democrats to pass it. This infuriated conservatives in the House. Apparently, the hardcore MAGA people in the Freedom Caucus had expected more from the new Speaker of the House. Someone should have told them that you have to set aside your expectations when you put a Sun sign Aquarian in charge.

That’s the good news. The bad news is that the Full Moon chart for Nov. 27 is, generally speaking, a repeat of the Nov. 13 New Moon chart. (Click on Full Moon to see the chart.) Again we have the Sun conjunct conjunct Mars in the Second House with Mars now opposed to the Moon. The big difference is that, in this chart, all three are square Saturn, forming powerful T-square. Perhaps even more alarming, there is no mitigating trine in this configuration.

Elon Musk: Trapped in the Twelfth HouseMuskElon Image

In my last article I talked about Elon Musk’s Sun sign, Cancer. The Sun sign is, of course, the single most important indicator in the horoscope. However, the house placement of the Sun is a close second. Musk’s Sun is placed in the Twelfth House and having the Sun in the Twelfth tells us just as much about Elon Musk has does his Sun sign. (Click on Elon Musk to see the chart.)

If you know anything about the astrological houses, this placement of Musk’s Sun might seem strange. According to astrological tradition the Twelfth is the house of hardship, persecution, imprisonment, and self-undoing. It’s hard to see how anyone as successful and Musk could have in Sun stuck in such a dreadful place. However, the fact is that a lot of very successful people had or have the Sun in the Twelfth. From the past (when it only took a few million to be considered rich) we have Jay Gould, William Randolph Hearst, Henry Ford and J. Paul Getty. For more recent examples, there’s Ted Turner and Musk’s competitor in the space race, Richard Branson. All of these people had Sun in the Twelfth House and all of them still did pretty well for themselves

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Elon Musk: All too Human

I’ve always felt that Cancer was the most human sign in the zodiac. What I mean by this has nothing to do with the hard shelled creature that is symbol of the sign and everything to do with the personality traits typical of Cancer people. Those traits included the best and the worst sides of human nature. It you want to find something to praise, or something to condemn about the human race, go talk to a Cancer. You are sure to hear one or the other, and sometime both, before the conversation is over.

Like the other Water Signs  (Pisces and Scorpio) Cancer people tend toward introversion. However, Cancer is also a Cardinal sign. Cancers have to act on those hidden and constantly shifting emotions. This is why Cancer people so often surprise and confuse us, why they can so easily slip from almost angelic compassion and empathy to shameless self-absorption. They are simply expressing what they feel at the moment.

With this in mind, I was not surprised to learn (from Walter Isaacson’s recently published biography) that Elon Musk was born at 7:30 AM. This birth time gives him Cancer as an Ascendant and places his Cancer Mercury on that angle and his Cancer Sun in the Twelfth House. (Click on Elon Musk to see the chart.) Musk is known for many things, his technological innovations, his business acumen and, most of all, his wealth, but consistency is not one of them.