Michelle Bachmann was the winner of the Iowa Straw Poll this week, putting her in the forefront of the pack for the 2012 elections. It would be a mistake to laugh off her candidacy as a joke.
Ms. Bachmann has given us a birth time, sort of: in this earlier article I wrote about the confusion over whether she was born in the morning or afternoon. Since we don’t have a confirmation at this point I’m using the 12:08 pm chart which is close to noon and gives us a good approximation of the Moon (middle of the day) if that time isn’t accurate.
Michelle Bachman was born when the Sun was in Aries, the sign of leadership and courage. The Sun conjoins Mercury, the planet of communication and the mental function. Many astrologers (especially traditional ones) call this “combust” and believe that the Sun overpowers the other planet, in this case Mercury. I have not seen that to be the case – typically a Sun/Mercury conjunction denotes individuals who are exceptionally intelligent.
There’s no doubt that she has made some big gaffes in recent months. She confused serial killer John Wayne Gacy with actor John Wayne. She said it was the founding father’s mission to abolish slavery. She thought Lexington and Concord, where the shot that began the Revolutionary War was fired, was in New Hampshire where she was speaking. The list goes on and on.
These errors appear to me more based in intellectual laziness than lack of intelligence. A Sun/Mercury conjunction in Aries can be impulsive and rash and spit out ideas before thinking them through. A harmonious trine from expansive and confident Jupiter to the Sun/Mercury conjunction can exacerbate that.
She is a […]