Election Day & The Stars: Politics Gone Wild
Who will rock the vote on Tuesday, November 2? With unpredictable Uranus shifting between Pisces (ruler of the underground and the underdog) and Aries (linked to Mars, the god of anger and war), expect a wild ride to the 2012 presidential elections.
Commentators have been paying special attention to the rising voice of the Tea Party—a grassroots movement of conservative/libertarian activists railing against the government. New York magazine’s cover story last week, “President Palin,” suggested that the controversial “Sarah Barracuda” (seen as the Tea Party’s symbolic leader) might be gunning for the White House in 2012.
Love her or hate her, the undeniably charismatic Aquarius knows how to campaign through the common man’s channels. In a well-timed move, Mama Grizzly’s own TLC reality show, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” debuts November 14. The trailer features Palin snowshoeing, barbecuing and white-water rafting past actual grizzly bears. "I'd rather be doing this than in some stuffy old political office," she aw-shucks. “I’d rather be out here being free.”
Way to deftly tap into the Tea Party’s anti-establishment vibe, SP. It’s a smooth move, considering that many of the party’s wealthy members are far from disenfranchised. Nor are they strangers to “stuffy old offices.” If Palin can affect policy while snowmobiling and fly fishing, well, let’s hope TLC got the footage.
Astrologically, the growing “populist” sentiment in America echoes a similar era. The last time Uranus shifted between Pisces and Aries was in the 1930s, when the Great Depression rocked the U.S. economy, sparking widespread anger.
This is classic Uranus: people organizing around radical politics to overthrow a system, only to ignite a powder keg of rage. Adding to the mix, volcanic Pluto has been in Capricorn—ruler of governments, corporations and time-honored structures—since Obama took office. No surprise politics have gone from two-party to Tea Party.
So who are the real contenders at the voting ballots? The stars say wait and see. Our prediction? This radical Uranus cycle is a
wake-up call delivered to all parties. And hopefully we’ll learn to address the underlying issues in a more
So who are the real contenders at the voting ballots? The stars say wait and see. Our prediction? This radical Uranus cycle is a wake-up call delivered to all parties. And hopefully we’ll learn to address the underlying issues in a more moderate fashion.Meanwhile, let’s exercise our rights: Remember to vote November 2!