Callista Gingrich, wife of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, has just published a book of history for 4 – 8 year olds entitled “Sweet Land of Liberty” because, she says, “About two generations ago, our country stopped teaching American history.”
In an attempt to keep the kids’ attention while reading about history in “Sweet Land of Liberty,” a character called Ellis the Elephant was created.
Are elephants indigenous to the United States?
Native flora and fauna is also not being taught in our country.
To teach US history properly, it might have been better to choose an animal that is native to what is now the United States, like a buffalo. But that might bring up the issue of over-hunting that caused them to be nearly extinct, something we don’t want to bring up with readers of such a tender age. Images presented at such a young age leave a lasting impression.
If I had Mrs. Gingrich’s time of birth, it would look for placements in her chart that would suggest a love of history. I would look for emphasis on the education and communication polarity of the 3rd/9th houses.
Mrs. Gingrich’s sun is in Pisces conjunct Saturn in Pisces and near Mars in Pisces. Her moon is in Leo.
The Leo moon is easy to spot. Leo loves its hair. Intense hair is in the realm of the lion. So is the pride that comes with it. Leo, the fixed fire sign, is expressive, loving, and generous with an emotional need to be the center of attention.
Mrs. Gingrich’s moon probably loves the campaign trail. All that attention! All the pageantry!
While Leo likes attention for just being alive, Pisces seeks a different kind of relating. Pisces, the mutable water sign, wants deep emotional and spiritual connection. Saturn conjunct the sun in Pisces adds the message, “You’re not spiritual enough. You’re not empathetic enough. Do more for others.”
An abundance of Pisces in her chart suggests Mrs. Gingrich is willing to sacrifice her needs for others. She’d probably sacrifice until the buffaloes come home if it weren’t for that Leo moon shouting, “Hey, what about me?”
When the Leo moon shouts too loudly, Mrs. Gingrich might do something emotional to get her own needs met. That outburst is probably followed by guilt and then more sacrifice.
Speaking of history, there is a recent historical figure that has sun in Pisces and moon in Leo – Mikhail Gorbachev. He initiated freedoms in the Soviet Union that led to its ultimate collapse and his fall from power. You might say he sacrificed his own power by using his power to grant freedoms to others which ultimately led to his own fall. I don’t know his story to know if this is how he perceives it. One more history book for my reading list.
Mrs. Gingrich was born during the Uranus-Pluto conjunction in Virgo. That conjunction opposes her sun-Saturn conjunction in Pisces. This is the aspect that brought about the “Summer of Love.”
Saturn represents authority and structures. Pluto and Uranus opposing it manifested in the US as hippie, anti-establishment energy. The generation born under this aspect has an in-born distrust of authority.
My sense of Mrs. Gingrich is that she is a woman who will sacrifice much for her beliefs. However, if you take advantage of her willingness to sacrifice, she will fight back. She’ll bend, but she won’t break.
If you cross the line, she will most likely shun you rather than attack you. If your transgressions are far out of line, however, I could see her kicking some dust in your face and maybe even sharing all of her accurate Piscean perceptions about you. She may even give you one of those “kill you with kindness” treatments.
Pisces is a sign of empathy and people naturally share their innermost feelings with this “astral social worker” of the zodiac. Moon in Leo allows her to add some additional energy to the hug she gives you when you’ve finished your coffee and pie and are ready to face your life again.
My image for Mrs. Gingrich is a Warm Tough Cookie.
Or maybe that should be a Warm Tough Apple Pie. That’s more American.