When I told my tuxedo cat that Ohio Governor John Kasich was running for President, she asked if Ohio Astrology (OHA) was endorsing him.
“Why would we do that?” I asked.
She gave me a look I can only describe as dumbfounded, in that I was dumb. Finally, in the patient voice you use with a small child, she explained that we are from Ohio and Kasich is from Ohio so naturally we would endorse him.
I responded that contrary to common human behavior, we didn’t have to endorse Kasich simply because the accident of his birth and the accident of our births landed us in a defined geographic area called “Ohio.” Endorsements are serious business and we should choose a candidate to endorse that we believe could do the best for the country, even if the accident of his or her birth was in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Illinois, Canada or Kenya.
“Fine,” she replied with a twitch of her tail. “Don’t complain that OHA has no funding.”
It was my turn to be dumbfounded. While I complain regularly that OHA needs funding for thorough astrological research, my loyal feline doesn’t understand that political “donations” rarely, if ever, fund astrology.
Since my last blog, two new candidates have entered the race – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Ohio Governor John Kasich.
A common complaint about astrology is that it describes everyone similarly. While it’s easy to get defensive with this sort of complaint, I believe the complaint is accurate because it reveals a truth – we aren’t that different from each other. There, now let’s have some peace.
Those running for president may have some salient traits in common such as strong ego and a compulsive need to control the environment. Toss in a dose of the obsessive desire to please authority and you may have the general template of a candidate for president. Some candidates have this more, some have this less. I dare the American people to elect someone without these traits. Double dare.
Walker has four planets in Virgo (Jupiter, Pluto, Venus and Uranus), four planets in Scorpio (Mercury, sun, moon and Neptune), Mars in Capricorn and Saturn in Aries.
The chart is mostly earth (Virgo, Capricorn) and water (Scorpio). Saturn is in a fire sign – Aries – but Saturn is traditionally where we feel lack. There are no planets in air signs.
Possibly it’s time to rank and categorize our candidates rather than describing them. In terms of need for control, Walker ranks pretty darn high, maybe top. Let’s just say that if you are planning a surprise birthday party for Walker, you may want to let him know so that he can brush his hair and shine his shoes in advance. If you don’t, he will smile throughout the party then never talk to you again.
Scorpio is a fixed sign, a good omen for a presidential candidate. Scorpio with Virgo is pretty darn sharp, both smart and savvy, able to process both analytically and intuitively. The wee problem with this combination is that if Walker does notice a hair on your head is slightly out of place, he may obsess until sundown (in the year 2050) about whether or not you’re having an affair.
Walker’s astrological soup mix is good stuff for a chief executive because of this intense focus (Scorpio) and intense attention to detail (Virgo). Scorpio also has lots of old fashioned charisma, the kind where people become loyal to you for life.
If Walker were president, you could definitely drill him about the nuances of every aspect of his role and get a detailed and accurate response. That’s the detective mind in the Scorpio/Virgo combination.
Now if you broke up with him in high school, he probably sat outside your house and tracked all your visitors, did background research and left an anonymous report on your doorstep about the jerks you were dating. Scorpio/Virgo could do that too.
In our country’s current surveillance state, Walker would fit right in.
If I were one of those old-fashioned medieval astrologers (and I swear I’m not), I’d recommend that close associates of Walker always say nice things about the boss and never, ever, even subtly, subconsciously betray him. You cross this one, you are in trouble. If Walker gets to the general election, our national enemies may also want to pay attention.
The lack of fire and air in Walker’s chart means there is no balance to his serious personality. He’s serious in the morning, at lunch, at night and even in his dreams he may be unloading the dishwasher and organizing towel closets.
Fire brings enthusiasm, passion and self-confidence that don’t need external support. Air brings the ability to go with the flow, share ideas, talk to anyone about anything and change direction when needed.
Candidate Ted Cruz strikes me as second-most-serious of the candidates, not first, because he does have moon in Libra, a more pleasure-loving sign. Walker, in contrast, has moon in Virgo which relaxes by working. Work is relaxing and when you want to sit around doing nothing, Virgo gets antsy. Fill up Walker’s schedule so he has only 15 minutes a day to potty and he’s quite comfortable.
Saturn recently transited Scorpio so the last two and a half years for Walker have been emotionally and financially trying. It can be a “dark night of the soul” time for Scorpio, which is more likely to have this feeling than other signs. But the hot-coal path is now behind him and he appears refreshed.
The one-year Jupiter transit of Virgo that will begin in a couple weeks will energize his four Virgo planets. This worker bee is going to be visiting a lot of flowers – and will enjoy it. Virgo looks forward to big projects like children look forward to ice cream.
Transiting Neptune in Pisces opposes Virgo – currently Jupiter and won’t oppose Pluto/Venus/Uranus for years to come. Pisces synthesizes where Virgo analyzes. For a controlling person, the nebulous fog brought by Neptune is threatening. At this time, the nebulous is keeping its distance but in the years to come will increase in size and lack of clarity.
Transiting Pluto in Capricorn has already finished transiting Walker’s Mars in Capricorn. That transit suggests intense power struggles. If Walker has business ventures, these were affected. That has passed as well.
Walker is nothing if not prepared for this venture.
Ohio Astrology Endorses Kasich for Vice Presidential Candidate
Ohio’s governor, as expected, has received adequate coverage from OHA. That’s not to suggest bias; no, OHA tries to serve its readers, many of which live in Ohio, hence the name “Ohio Astrology.”
Here’s the Kasich archive.
While Kasich’s sun in Taurus, moon in Capricorn with a square to Mercury in Aries may be a little too blunt, a little too direct, for president, OHA thinks he’d make a fine Vice President.
Transiting Uranus is in Aries and for the next year will be conjunct Kasich’s Mercury. Mercury is communication, Uranus is sudden like lightening and Aries is impulsive like a raging fire. If Kasich were to be vice president for four or eight years, that would give time for Uranus to move off of his Mercury and he’d be able to control his impulsive outburts (Mercury square moon) more effectively.
When Uranus moves into Taurus in May 2018, it will begin its seven year transit of that sign and touch Kasich’s Jupiter, Venus and sun, in that order. Uranus is sudden enlightenment. Taurus is fixed earth. You might say Taurus likes Uranus like a mountain likes a bulldozer. If Kasich has property on a fault line, now is a good time to sell.
But that’s a few years away. The Jupiter transit of Virgo (that begins in a couple weeks and lasts for one year) will create a trine to his sun and moon and create a transiting grand trine. Grand trines bring the best, worst and most of an energy. Expect Kasich to work hard, earn lots of money and make firm steps up the ladder of achievement.
With energy like that, OHA is proud to formally endorse Kasich for Vice Presidential Candidate.