I know I said I was going to take a short break from politics, but this is just too wild. Sarah Palin, John McCain’s pick for Vice President, announced today that her 17-year old daughter Bristol is pregnant. This is a bit ironic in light of Governor Palin’s support for funding only abstinence education in schools. Bristol Palin is not married.
Barack Obama says, “Back off these stories,” that families are off-limits. He reminds us that his mother was 18 when he was born. Still, when family issues become signals of hypocrisy, are they not important to investigate? The right wing is calling these investigations “misogynstic.” But as I recall, the same investigations were carried out when John Edwards betrayed his family and his campaign, and the last time I looked he was a man.
And more importantly, could we have seen this in Palin’s chart? My reader Jay asked this question a few days ago, and said she had a feeling that something might happen to cause her to drop out of the race.
Transiting Saturn is beginning a transit over Palin’s Pluto and opposite Chiron in her chart, and certainly that suggests a stressful couple of weeks. But it’s a one-hit transit, and not a major life change. Neptune is exactly conjunct her Sun right now, which can create some confusion, illusion and delusion (the Neptune trio). Neptune transiting the Sun can cloud the issues and erode one’s confidence. I have more often seen clients fall victim to delusion than perpetrate it under this transit. Would I predict her downfall here? Not necessarily.
We can actually see a greater degree of trouble in McCain’s chart. McCain has Saturn (reality, discipline, structure) opposed by Neptune’s dreamy misty rose colored classes. This gives him difficulty in seeing the reality of any situation, and because […]