Thursday, October 25, 2012

Paul Wellstone, 10 Years gone, needed more than ever.

One US politician I'd love to have seen and heard in action: Senator Paul Wellstone. If he had lived he would perhaps have been running now for the nation's highest office.

In an obituary at is noted, with regard to a failed presidential run in 1998:
Wellstone also was known for his sense of humor. When he made a brief and futile run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1998, he said conspiratorially to an Associated Press reporter that he really didn't think he had a chance to win. The reporter asked why, and Wellstone whispered: “I'm short, I'm Jewish and I'm a liberal.”

We sorely need a politician of Paul Wellstone's calibre in the USA today.
“Traditional progressive bread and butter economic issues are the heart of the solution. It's about ensuring decent jobs with a good wage. It's about ensuring a free public education in all the communities of America, whether they are in the shiny new affluent suburbs or the crumbling old schools of the older suburbs and cities. It's about ensuring a system where all Americans have access to health care, instead of a steadily declining share of our population.” ― Paul Wellstone
Senator Wellstone, and others, died in a plane crash on 25 October 2002.

From an excellent article about Paul Wellstone by astrologer, Maya del Mar:
"Paul Wellstone, Man of the People". It begins:
"Senator Paul Wellstone’s plane crashed in northern Minnesota at 10:00 a.m. on October 25, killing him, his wife, their daughter, several campaign aides, and two pilots. He was there to attend the funeral of a co-worker, taking that time even in the midst of a hard-fought campaign. That’s how Paul Wellstone was; he really cared about people. Many saw him as their best friend."

Later in the article :
"Paul Wellstone was born on July 21, 1944 in Washington DC. His chart was dominated by Cancer Sun and Cancer planets, and Leo Moon and Leo planets. He was a quintessential Cancer-Leo, the man of the people, spreading sunshine to his audience. Someone said that the room lit up when he came into it. Leo likes its audience, and enjoys talking — witness Bill Clinton and Fidel Castro."

In Wellstone's chart (set for 12 noon as I can find no time of birth for him) Sun and Saturn are in Cancer, Mars in Virgo, with every other personal planet in Leo.

(Wellstone Memorial, 2002).


James Higham said...

GOP was he, Twilight?

Twilight said...

James Higham ~~ Is the Pope Morman?

mike said...

Wow, what a compact cluster of planets! They all have dispositors back to Sun-Cancer and Moon-Leo in mutual reception! Joe Biden's planets all disposit back to Sun-Scorpio and Pluto-Leo in mutual reception. It isn't that common to have planetary dispositors that trace back to one mutual reception, or even to one planet.

Your post on Paul Wellstone reminded me of the passing of George McGovern several days ago...another sweet guy on the left, pro-people. All of his planets disposit back to Mercury-Cancer.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

the good ones rarely seem to rise to the level they should.

perhaps there is such a thing as Too Good For Politics.

what a fabulous smile he had

Twilight said...

mike ~~ Yes, it's an interesting chart - with laser-like focus powerful, well-integrated. I just wish we had his birth time. I've looked again but still can't find any hint of it anywhere.

It wouldn't surprise me if he were actually born around noon-time, as shown in the chart, with Libra rising. Any Air sign rising would fit him well, I think.

Yes, I almost mentioned George McGovern and said that Via Combusta has taken two of the best.

Happily George McGovern had a long life, it was probably his natural time to go - not so for Paul Wellstone....great tragedy for the USA.

Twilight said...

Sonny ~~ He was, for sure, in a different league altogether from today's sorry crop.

mike (again) said...

Strange how the mind works...I'm sitting here watching Jay Leno's monologue and suddenly realize that my earlier comment about McGovern's planets having dispositors back to Mercury in Cancer can't be right! Correction: George McGovern's Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto all disposit back to his Moon in Taurus, Mercury in Cancer, and Venus in Virgo.

"Throughout his career, McGovern was involved in issues related to agriculture, food, nutrition, and hunger." (

Twilight said...

mike ~~~ Leno's (and Letterman's) monologues can do that to a person! ;-)

Thank you for pointing out your realisation - interesting. I looked at McGovern's chart at Astrodatabank, I like the Yod with Uranus at its apex. But then the Mars to Uranus square was a sticking point - a block on changes he might have desired, perhaps.