Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Different Drummer

Purely on a whim I took a look at the natal charts of two of Hillary Clinton's best-known supporters, Maya Angelou (famous American poet) and Ed Rendell (Governor of Pennsylvania). I wondered whether they might reveal something in common with my own chart, and that of Hillary Clinton. Something which might account for our being drawn to Hillary Clinton's candidacy, against the tide of Obama-mania, some harmonious astrological connection.

Back in Britain I was a loyal supporter of the Labour Party (pre-Tony Blair). Labour used to be a long step to the left of USA's Democratic Party. The sad demise of candidacies I saw as being of the true left here in the USA, those of Dennis Kucinich and John Edwards, left a narrow choice between Obama and Clinton. Most acquaintances on-line and off, Brits and Americans, seem to prefer Barack Obama. Writers and commenters on websites and TV channels I used to frequent are no longer on my wavelength, and "in the tank" for Obama. This has been a disconcerting experience, I am badly out of step, for I much prefer Hillary Clinton's candidacy.

So - back to the astrology:

Maya Angelou (chart on left) was born in St Louis MO on 4 April 1928 at 2.10 PM
Ed Rendell was born on 5 January 1944 in New York City, NY. (12 noon chart below).
Click to enlarge.

Without even looking at the charts I'd know that these two individuals, though basically different, fueled by natal Suns in Cardinal signs, Aries and Capricorn, are likely to be initiators, enthusiastic and ambitious, but in vastly different ways. Maya Angelou has no planets in Earth signs, though her midheaven is in Taurus, Ed Rendell has none in Water signs. Maya's poetry needs little support from Earthy planets, Ed's political talents need little input from emotional Water.

There are similarities too. Ed Rendell's Jupiter is in exactly the same degree as Maya Angelou's Neptune, 26 Leo. Maya's Neptune is just 3 degrees from her ascendant. Jupiter is connected to law, Neptune to creativity and poetry, so inspiration could said to be sourced from the same degree of the zodiac in both cases - interesting! Going further with 26 Leo, Marc Edmund Jones' interpretation of this degree via his Sabian Symbols is "a rainbow".

Comparing these two charts, my own, and that of Hillary Clinton, I find that there are links around 21 Capricorn, Scorpio and Pisces:

Ed Rendell and myself share Mercury at 21 Capricorn, which is sextile to Hillary Clinton's Mercury at 21 Scorpio. Angelou's Mercury/Venus at 20/21 Pisces is close to Clinton's Moon at 22.51 Pisces and trine Clinton's Mercury at 21 Scorpio.


Rendell's Sun at 14 Capricorn sextiles Clinton's Venus at 15 Scorpio.

My natal Saturn at 12.55 Aries, and Angelou's natal Sun at 14 Aries trine Clinton's Mars at 14 Leo.

My natal Jupiter at 6 Pisces trines Clinton's Sun at 2 Scorpio, and my natal Mars at 28 Scorpio is close to Clinton's Mercury at 21 Scorpio.

Are these aspects and common degrees some of the reasons I, along with Maya Angelou and Ed Rendell, are marching to a different drummer from all those wildly enthusiastic Obama supporters? Perhaps so. Or perhaps it's just that Hillary Clinton IS the better candidate!

Maya’s recent poem for Hillary:

Rise Hillary Rise.

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

This is not the first time you have seen Hillary Clinton seemingly at her wits end, but she has always risen, always risen, much to the dismay of her adversaries and the delight of her friends.

Hillary Clinton will not give up on you and all she asks of you is that you do not give up on her.

There is a world of difference between being a woman and being an old female. If you’re born a girl, grow up, and live long enough, you can become an old female. But, to become a woman is a serious matter. A woman takes responsibility for the time she takes up and the space she occupies.

Hillary Clinton is a woman. She has been there and done that and has still risen. She is in this race for the long haul. She intends to make a difference in our country.

She is the prayer of every woman and man who long for fair play, healthy families, good schools, and a balanced economy.

She declares she wants to see more smiles in the families, more courtesies between men and women, more honesty in the marketplace. Hillary Clinton intends to help our country to what it can become.

She means to rise.

She means to help our country rise. Don’t give up on her, ever.

In fact, if you help her to rise, you will rise with her and help her make this country a wonderful, wonderful place where every man and every woman can live freely without sanctimonious piety, without crippling fear.

Rise Hillary.



...............or else (here)


Wisewebwoman said...

I'm feeling like we're a "Club of Two" for Hillary, T.
I was so happy to see some of my heroes support her, Maya being one and the River Keeper, Robert Kennedy Junior.

Twilight said...

We do seem to be a minority group, WWW. Perhaps it takes maturity and experience to appreciate her value. :-)
I think America should be extremely grateful and happy to have a woman like HRC who is prepared to run the country - there's none so blind as those who will not see. :-(
But it ain't over 'til it's over!