Monday, October 13, 2008

The Palin/Brooks Phenomenon

Whatever else she is (or isn't) Governor Sarah Plain is a phenomenon. She exploded onto the US scene, as if from nowhere, to take over headlines and media time for weeks, even during the worst financial crisis the country has seen since the Great Depression.

Is it significant that when Sarah Palin was born no less than five personal planets lay in one zodiac sign - Aquarius?

To my mind Palin's phenominal explosion into public perception compares to that of Garth Brooks, country music singer/songwriter, who experienced a similarly unexpected (Aquarius/Uranus) rise to fame on the popular and country music scene the 1990s. He became one of the two best-selling solo artists of the 20th century in the USA, Elvis being the other one. Brooks broke records for both sales and concert attendance throughout the 1990s. More at Wikipedia, here.
(Natal charts for both Sarah Palin and Garth Brooks at the end of this post).

In Garth Brooks' natal chart 6 personal planets lie in Aquarius.

Brooks did seem, like Palin, to come out of nowhere. I was an avid country music fan (living in the UK) at the time, and remember it all very well. Clint Black, another multi-Aquarian rose in the country music scene around the same time, but was somewhat overshadowed by the more showy and prolific Brooks.

I don't know whether this is coincidence or whether there is something special about having multiple personal planets in one sign, specifically in Aquarius. There were millions of other people born with large clusters of planets in Aquarius. All haven't been propelled to fame and/or notoriety, that much is obvious. But, what if those with the right talents find themselves at the right place and time, and with with the right people? Add the focus of a big cluster of planets in a zodiac sign related to humanity in general and the unexpected (as in Aquarius). The fairly unusual astrological line up might act as catalyst.







Wisewebwoman said...

Interesting charts, T. I haven't heard of Garth recently, though I was an admirer back in the day.
These quick explosive rises to stardom must have many confluences working at the same time.

Twilight said...

WWW ~~~ Garth retired a while ago, I think. His first marriage was in trouble, he divorced and later re-married Tricia Yearwood (also a country singer). He still does an occasional concert for charity and releases the odd recording. He probably doesn't need to work again - ever. He lives near Tulsa, Oklahoma. I've read that he and his family can often be seen around the local supermarket, shopping.

The Next President of the United States said...

In two years no one but some Republicans will remember Sarah Palin. Unless, of course, McCain pulls a victory out of his hat in this election.

Twilight said...


Maybe - though I expect her name will be tossed around a bit during future election times. someone will probably make a movie about this election in years to come, and she'll be featured in it for sure.

It wouldn't surprise me a bit if we don't see her hosting a politcal TV talk show at some point in the future. Huckabee has a show now - and she's much better looking, and more controversial.:-(

Twilight said...

That should read "I wouldn't surprise me a bit if we see her...."

Not enough coffee yet!

The Next President of the United States said...

You're probably right about Palin showing up as a guest analyst or having her own talk show, because that's how so many of these flash-in-the-pan political figures end up.

However, as an historic political figure, she'll end up being about as important as Dan Quayle,

Twilight said...

Yes, I hope so !