Newt Gingrich is the new “not Mitt Romney” front-runner for the Republican Presidential Nomination. As I write, it occurs to me that maybe there’s always a “non-Romney” challenger so that Romney can get practice. Maybe the powers that be think if he can take on the other seven candidates one-by-one, he may have a chance against Obama in 2012.
This reminds me of an old Saturday Night Live episode with the late Phil Hartman. First we see an old martial arts movie where a gang of thugs attacks the hero. Each member of the gang runs up, dressed in black, one at a time, and the hero, dressed in white, repels them one-by-one.
Back to the SNL set, Hartman, with a gang wearing the same black clothes as the movie, tells his buddies that they agreed to attack all at once, not one-by-one.
That sounds like what’s going on in the Republican pre-primary campaign right now. If they all ganged up, Romney would be gone. But they are going one-by-one.
Romney and Gingrich – Different Elements
Romney has both sun and moon in water signs (Pisces and Scorpio, respectively). Gingrich has sun in air (Gemini) and moon in fire (Sagittarius).
In astrology, water is associated with emotions, air with thoughts and fire with intuition. How do these elements work in nature?
Water created the Grand Canyon. Water, in the form of a tsunami, killed thousands in Thailand and Indonesia in 2004. For water to be fresh, it must be fluid. Stagnant water is dangerous water filled with diseases like cholera.
Fire burns and destroys its host whereas water changes the nature of what it forms. Fire needs air and moves quickly until stopped by earth.
Air creates wind and wind knocks things over. Planes fly through the air and drop bombs or fly into buildings killing thousands.
Romney and Gingrich Fight Club
Water signs fight though manipulation and emotional slights. Fire fights openly (ala Cain) by overwhelming you with force. Air fights with talk, with ideas, and with facts pulled out of a hat like a magician.
Gingrich is a Gemini sun and has three other planets in Gemini (Mercury, Uranus and Saturn). Here’s a perfect, I mean PERFECT, representation of Gemini slight-of-talk from one of the November debates [quotes from http://nation.foxnews.com/newt-gingrich/2011/11/13/gingrich-refuses-criticize-romney%5D:
Major Garrett: Thanks again, Scott. Mis– Mr. Speaker, you said yesterday that Governor Romney is a competent manager. But you said you were unsure if he was really capable of changing Washington. You said you were the change agent. Based on the arc of this campaign and perhaps what you’ve heard tonight, would you care to evaluate Governor Romney’s ability to think outside the box and change United States national security or foreign policy perspectives.
Newt Gingrich: No.
Major Garrett: You said so last night. Then what was the point, sir? Then what was the point, sir, of bringing it up yesterday on a national radio show?
Newt Gingrich: I brought it up yesterday ’cause I was on a national radio show. I think he brings up things when he’s on national radio shows. We’re here tonight talking to the American people about why every single one of us is better than Barack Obama. And that’s the topic (INAUDIBLE).
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That last paragraph where Gingrich says he brought it up because he was on a national radio show is pure Gemini subterfuge. Gingrich is really saying, “I said it but that was yesterday” which means . . .?
Gingrich is paying homage to the dark side of Gemini – duplicity. Gingrich clearly has the ability to look you in the eye and claim that what he said yesterday doesn’t matter less than 24 hours later.
Gingrich will fight with words, slippery and tricky words.
If Romney pays homage to his watery nature, he will return the fight with watery manipulation which involves finding a way to gain sympathy. Water’s trick is to be the victim.
Scorpio, the sign in which Romney’s moon resides, tends to affect people strongly. Scorpios receive hate or love from their fellow men, but rarely a tepid response.
Another way to fight with water is to tap into the emotions of others for one’s benefit. In Greek terms, he must use pathos to move the audience from Gingrich’s logos.
Gemini (Gingrich) is cunning through mental agility and Pisces/Scorpio (Romney) is cunning through emotional perception.
Gingrich’s air creates waves in Romney’s water. Air also transports the clouds that bring rain. Romney’s water can put out Gingrich’s fire.
Since their natures are so different, I imagine their fighting will not look like fighting per se but disjointed attacks on each other that do not appear to have a clear connection. Since both are Washington insiders, there may be some behind the scenes fighting that we never see.
It will be interesting to see how long Gingrich lasts with his “I said it yesterday and it doesn’t mean anything today,” answers. Americans love fixed signs in the White House and do not care for mutable signs (such as Gemini and Sagittarius) which is almost the whole of Gingrich’s chart.
Gingrich may have gotten away with “waffling” during the debate, but the American public does not like waffling. One of those 180-degree turns may become the focus of Gingrich’s life as happened to Bush Sr. with his claim there would be “no new taxes.”
I can’t wait to see what kind of duplicitous contradiction becomes the bane of Gingrich’s existence.