When I first analyzed Sarah Palin's horoscope I did not have her birth time. I have recently received an email with a time of 4:40 pm and have rerun her chart. Any changes and additions are indicted in italic and in blue:
John McCain just announced that Sarah Palin (born on February 11, 1964 in Sandpoint, Idaho ) will be his VP running mate. At this time I do not have a birth time for her so I calculated it as midnight. But if anyone has an exact time for her, please send it on and I will re-calculate and offer further analysis. We think her birth time is 4:40pm.
One of the first things I noticed in Governor Palin's chart is that she has Sun in Aquarius which is a cool and somewhat aloof type of personality. Aquarians are “fixed” signs – all business, stubborn and unyielding. Aquarians are also unorthodox iconoclasts who push for change. This seems true for her; though she is conservative, she has been known to push against the establishment to cut spending. We have had several Aquarian Presidents because they epitomize the independence and idealism of the nation. Aquarians are also idealists so she may be more idealistic than McCain’s other Veep choices.
Aquarians love people as a group but may not form deep attachments to individual people. Emotionally, she tends to be removed. She has moon in Capricorn which reinforces this coolness and aloofness. Her Mercury in Aquarius thinks carefully and logically and her Mars in Aquarius can be passive aggressive. When looking at all of her personal planets and lights: Sun (Aquarius), Moon (Capricorn), Venus (Aries), Mercury (Aquarius) and Mars (Aquarius), her chart is heavy in focused, stick-to-it-ness and logic and, under extreme circumstances, stridency. Her chart indicates that she is not sentimental, cuddly or warm. It also indicates that she can exhibit a calculated impersonal raw ambition. If any astrologer sees anything differently, please respond.
She has a "stellium" (more than three planets in one astrological sector) in her 7th house of relationships and "open enemies" which means that one-to-one relationships (like marriage) is extremely important to her. The stellium consists of her Sun (personality and personal mission in life), Mars (action) and Saturn (problems and wise learning). She will not feel complete until she feels happy and in control in this area of her life. She probably also needs to deal directly with her enemies and control and contain. She derives a great deal of pwer from this stellium - it is making an excellent aspect to the top of the chart (her public face and her profession). When the going gets tough, she gets going. Do not underestimate her.
In judging how well she will do as a running mate with McCain, I also like to look at the Vertex. The vertex is a power point in the chart. Her Sagittarian Vertex makes an excellent aspect to her Midheaven (top of the chart) so she is able to exert great power into long range plans and career. It is a formidble placement. It is also forming a good aspect to that 7th house stellium She can do what it takes to get what she wants and needs.
But she has a hard aspect to her Uranus (shocks and surprises) and Pluto which indicates explosive transformation so I would not be surprised to see something shocking come to light that can change the course. Because I don’t have her birth time, I can’t say in what area of her life these things might occur. This looks like it is occuring in her 2nd house of money and security so it does not seem to impact her career path politically.
Jupiter is the highest planet in her chart - luck and expansion - in the 9th house of the law and travel. It is hitting her Midheaven - a burst on the scene. The only real negative I see is that her natal Jupiter and Venus are squaring her North Node (success) so despite the strength in the other areas of her chart, one might say that her ultimate success could be derailed by excess and a squandering of her advantages. Or greed.
In terms of some predictions, transiting Jupiter (planet of luck and expansion) will make excellent aspects to her natal Pluto (dramatic changes and transformations) and her Neptune (dreams and intuition). This occurs in financial issues and in family matters. Transiting Jupiter also makes a hard aspect to her natal Jupiter. What this all says to me is that there will definitely be something dramatic and maybe even shocking that will happen that will change the landscape in her run. It may be unsettling and a bit out of control. It will not be smooth, easy or business as usual. Also transiting Saturn is hitting (conjuncting) her natal Pluto indicating unanticipated and unwanted transformational problems OR learning from mistakes of the past and applying them successfully. And transiting Saturn is also squaring the top of her chart which I see as a warning that something involving her job (transiting Saturn is over her sixth house of work and health) or health can derail her or put up barriers to career success. She will have to tread carefully. Her intuition will be on target since transiting Saturn is also trining (a good aspect) to her natal Neptune.
In examining her chart shape, I see a Locomotive shape with Uranus (shocks and surprises) as the "engine". This indicates that she will live out her life on the world stage. The empty 4th quadrant of her chart (which is "great causes") is the area that demands attention and effort. She needs to be very careful of hubris where she feels that all problems can be easily solved by just following the right movement, religion or beliefs. An awareness of suffering will enter her life as a correcting measure that can bring her back to earth. She must learn to share with the community so all will benefit, not just a select few. With Uranus as a leading planet she sees herself as a reformer and will find herself in the middle of political conflicts.
In sum, she appears to have a strong chart but not without its pitfalls should she try to take on too much or reach too far. Saturn, the planet of life lessons and problems, and Uranus, the planet of shocks, will step in and deconstruct her plans.
Needless to say, it will be a very interesting time for her. Want to learn more about Sarah Palin? Read her book: Sarah: How a Hockey Mom Turned Alaska's Political Establishment on Its Ear.
Look for future posts on the subject. I will compare John McCain’s and Barak Obama’s charts, Joe Biden’s and Sarah Palin’s charts and will make composites (combine charts) for each team and predict the outcome of the election. (I’ve been correct in my last two Presidential races…..)
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