As Neptune transits Pisces, the two Republican Party front-runners for the presidential candidate have sun in Pisces – Mitt Romney and Rick Perry.
I’m sure no one in politics believes is this silly stuff called astrology, especially in the Republican Party. They are way, way too rational for such illogical nonsense.
If they were interested in this astrological nonsense, maybe they would find Neptune transiting the sun to be the needed extra dose of charisma that boosts their finely-coiffed, beautifully-chiseled candidates. Neptune is about spirituality and merging, losing boundaries with others and dissolving into the whole. Its effect is one of otherworldliness and mystique.
Dissolving into the whole can be a wonderful feeling, if you don’t care for your separate identity and the “whole” isn’t doing something stupid like hunting and killing Jews. That’s the problem Neptune faces – is this merging contributing to something so worthwhile that I should sacrifice myself or is my spiritual side being exploited for someone else’s gain?
Those with guru complexes are often ruled by Neptune. Neptune can sacrifice or it can ask others to sacrifice in its behalf. This is fuzzy stuff which is why Neptune and Pisces are associated with fog.
Perry is clearly evidencing signs of Neptune on the sun with prayer-like activities and religious events. I expect those events to increase and, if he is the Republican candidate, to bring those activities into the campaign.
How is Romney handling this Neptune transit?
From my quick Google search, Romney appears not to have brought religion into the debate. I suspect if he and Perry go head-to-head that religion will find itself part of the dialogue and the mud-slinging that occurs during the nomination and election process. Frankly, I’d like if we brought religious issues into the spotlight and had a great, big national argument about it. It’s important to understand if our head of state believes something that will find its way into policy. If it’s not in the spotlight, it will just be implemented in secret.
Neptune makes one feel special, chosen. The sign of Pisces is ruled by Neptune so it’s Neptune saying, “Be the Pisces you were meant to be.” Both Romney and Perry are getting this message.
For Romney, Neptune will be creating a trine aspect to his Jupiter and moon in Scorpio. That’s good news that says, “You can express that intense, charismatic, passionate moon too.”
Pisces expresses emotions freely but Scorpio does not for fear of losing control. Neptune will allow Romney to express those Scorpionic loves and hates by protecting him under the idea that it is truly a sacrifice for the public good.
Romney has Saturn and Pluto in Leo which suggests that this sensitive man has a very insecure core. He lacks confidence. He has confidence in his beliefs and feelings but no confidence that just showing up on this earth is ticket enough to be alive. He may have trouble with the responsibility of being the man in charge.
Uranus (in Gemini), Venus (in Aquarius) and Neptune (in Libra) form a loose grand trine. This creates for Romney a social ease, a sheer enjoyment of sharing a nice meal with interesting people and having a cigar afterward.
Romney has a balanced chart with enough pleasant aspects (sextiles and trines) to make life enjoyable and just enough unpleasant aspects (squares and oppositions) to provide the friction that is needed in our lives to make us grow.
From an astrological perspective, I believe Romney’s challenge in this process is believing that he can truly be the leader of a nation of people. He has firm religious and emotional beliefs. But does he have a firm belief that he is worthy to be president? Maybe he needs to believe in himself more than in a god. If he can believe in himself, others may as well.