Last week before the President’s address to Congress, Vice President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House John Boehner could be seen in a very enthusiastic greeting, the stuff of Hollywood. Shaking hands Biden and Boehner got as close, almost, as Madonna and Brittany at the 2003 VMA awards.
Biden and Boehner should have gone for the big kiss, made news and dispensed with partisan politics forever. Or they could have simply done some cheek-pecking as the French and other cultures do. If we can drink wine at lunch because “the French do it,” why not some male kisses on the cheek?
Biden and Boehner have some astrological placements in common – both have the sun in the passionate, fixed, water sign Scorpio. And both have moons in pleasure-loving signs (Biden’s is in Taurus, Boehner’s is in Libra). Maybe they don’t like to kiss each other, but they probably like kissing in general.
Biden has more Scorpio than Boehner with Mars, Mercury, sun and Venus in this sign. Boehner has only sun and Mercury in Scorpio.
Biden’s moon is in Taurus, the sign opposite Scorpio, also a fixed sign, but in the element of earth. Boehner’s moon is in airy, find-me-a-mate Libra.
In other words, Biden’s smile probably meant, “I’ll squash you eventually.” Scorpio doesn’t forget and both Scorpio and Taurus are fixed which means “I have all the time in the world to obsess about this.” Everything else can wait. He may dream about Boehner, but not in the way one wants to be dreamt about.
Biden is not social in the way Boehner is social. Biden may like his pleasures, but those pleasures don’t involve a bunch of people he barely knows. Boehner appreciates any adoring fan; the Scorpio in him can see through a fake but the moon/Neptune conjunction in Libra soaks up praise like a loofah soaks up designer bubble bath in a marble tub.
Biden and Boehner can definitely understand each other. The major difference in their personalities is Biden’s Uranus/Saturn in Gemini and Boehner’s Mars/Saturn in Virgo.
Gemini and Virgo are both ruled by Mercury. Gemini represents interest in the environment, learning, talking and constant stimulation. You know how you put up a mobile above the crib for your infant to watch? That’s Gemini at work, fascinated by the world as it is.
Virgo, on the other hand, is about discrimination. This hamburger is better than that hamburger. Cabernet Sauvignon is better than zinfandel. The office temperature should be set at 71.5 degrees because that is the optimal temperate to keep people alert but not distracted.
For Boehner, Saturn in Virgo says he’s never perfect enough. For Biden, Saturn in Gemini says he’s never smart enough. These two insecurities together mean long, long debates with lots and lots of facts meant to impress. If I just learn everything there is to know about this subject, I’ll be smart and people will listen to me.
We all have insecurities, represented by our Saturn. Biden’s and Boehner’s Saturn placements are both ruled by Mercury, which rules communication. They both have insecurities with regard to communicating and intellectual ability.
In the political arena, Biden has one astrological advantage over Boehner – he has more ability to be disliked. Biden’s Taurus moon can handle just about anything with equanimity. Boehner’s Libra moon wants to be liked. In the real world, this is no big deal. But in the political world, Biden can shield better against animosity which is critical to survival.
These two really have a lot in common astrologically. If I were a dating service and someone slipped me these two charts, I’d say give it a go.
The more I look at their charts, the more I think Biden and Boehner really were happy to see each other last week. It’s too bad American culture allows men nothing more than a handshake.