Uranus, the planet of freedom and individual expression, is in Aries transiting natal Venus, the planet of pleasure and relationships, in Dominique-Strauss Kahn’s chart. He will be undergoing sudden changes that produce freedom in personal relationships.
That certainly doesn’t look like what’s going on. While some astrologers might try to verify whether a crime was committed or not, I don’t think astrology can do that. Astrology speaks to energies, but not manifestations. Just because someone is holding a gun, doesn’t mean they shot it (even if they have shot it before).
What I do know as an astrologer is that Strauss-Kahn is being charged with a sexual assault and that Uranus is transiting his Venus. While being charged with a crime doesn’t appear to be “freedom,” maybe it is for Strauss-Kahn in some way. I’m guessing he’s actually having problems with other relationships, not just the one making the news.
Strauss-Kahn’s sun is in Taurus and moon in Leo. He has a grand fire trine with the planets Venus (relationships), moon (emotions) and Mars (active principle). This is a fiery sensualist.
Moon in Leo is very demanding of attention. I am guessing that any attention, even negative, is somewhat pleasing to this man.
Leo and Taurus are both fixed signs, so there is intense stubbornness, but also intense fortitude and drive. I am guessing through sheer force of will, he will move on from this situation and become something new in his next earthly incarnation. With that Uranus on his Venus, I even wonder if there wasn’t some deliberate desire to break away from the current situation . . .
Pluto in Capricorn is creating a trine to Strauss-Kahn’s sun in Taurus which means Pluto’s transformational nature is in line with his conscious goals. Neptune in Pisces is on his north node indicating a deliberate sacrifice for a common good.
Uranus, as mentioned above, is in Aries transiting Strauss-Kahn’s natal Venus. That placement also pits it opposite Strauss-Kahn’s natal Uranus in Libra. I keep feeling that he wants to make a break with someone, a big break. Maybe this act he is accused of is a way for him to get out of some commitment or obligation. Uranus is the old “seven-year itch” so I’m wondering if his itch is what landed him in the news.
Seven years from now, Uranus will be transiting Strauss-Kahn’s natal Saturn in Aries. If Strauss-Kahn isn’t challenging authority now, he will be at that time. That is when he will learn more about the limits of one’s personal drive. Uranus will shortly after move onto his sun indicating an entirely different focus of personal identity.
Fire signs are known for optimism and the ability to bounce back from just about any situation. With so much fire in his chart, I suspect Strauss-Kahn will bounce back from this situation, whenever and however it resolves, and will feel a sense of freedom that he doesn’t feel today.