Republican Fight Club: Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum

Congratulations to Rick Santorum for winning the Missouri primary and Colorado and Minnesota caucuses on the same day. And, Rick, thank you.

Thank you for several reasons:

1. It would be really boring if in February we knew the candidate, especially if that candidate was Mitt Romney. Watching him transmogrify based on every criticism is already tedious.
2. It’s nice to think that you can’t buy a presidency although that still may happen. Although I don’t agree with your ideas, you seem sincere and appear to be having success based on your personality and ideas.
3. I think you are better looking than Romney. I’d prefer to see you on TV for the next eight months over Romney. I like your Roman profile, senatorial stance and stentorian bearing.

Fight Club: Romney and Santorum

The fight continues. This time Santorum is up for his second bout of “not Romney.” What will the fight be like?

Mitt Romney is a Pisces sun and Scorpio moon. Romney also has three other planets in water (Mars and Mercury in Pisces and Jupiter in Scorpio).

Romney has already given indication of how he fights with water energy – TV ads. Until his bout with Newt Gingrich at the last debate, you might call Romney passive-aggressive. Someone clearly coached him on dumping the passive part.

Pisces can be passive and Pisces is ruled by Neptune which rules images. Neptune is both spiritual and manipulative. Pisces never fights directly. Neither does Romney.

Another Piscean trait we’re seeing in Romney is that with every criticism, he becomes a different person. While fighting Gingrich, he became Gingrich by attacking verbally. After Santorum’s three-state takeaway on Tuesday I saw Romney on TV telling homespun homilies about his dad. Romney is trying on Santorum’s Pennsylvania Po’ Boy act.

Who is Romney?

Pisces greatest strength is ability to empathize. Romney is using that trait in an effort to connect to the voter. If someone else has found a way into the hearts of Republicans, Romney moves into that pattern.

Rick Santorum has a Taurus sun and Aquarius moon, both fixed signs. Santorum has that fixed sign ability to stay on message and remain doggedly persistent. Fixed signs are determined and have forbearance.

Fixed signs are also stubborn and unable to alter method in response to external stimulus. At this point, the trait has served Santorum well. He could have listened to everyone and dropped out. But he stuck around. He will probably continue to stick around.

Santorum’s fixed sign nature is showing in that he has not altered his message (I don’t think, anyway) during this campaign. He’s just waited, patiently, for the campaign topics to relate to his message. By golly, after his win, the issues have matched his message (gay marriage, contraception, religious freedom). Imagine that.

The challenge for fixed signs is that sometimes you do have to change course. Fixed signs are like the Titanic that is just too big and bulky to skirt around that iceberg.

In the Mud

From now until Super Tuesday (March 6), I there is a great chance of mud in this campaign. As the mutable water sign (Romney) fights the fixed earth sign (Santorum), here’s what we might see.

Politically, the attacks tend to be in this order: 1) women, 2) money and 3) political associates.

Women

Romney and Santorum appear to have been good boys as no women have emerged thus far. But with Romney’s moon in Scorpio, it’s difficult not to imagine that there’s some hanky-panky in his past. Mars will be on Romney’s moon next September. I’m thinking if there is a women in Romney’s closet, it’s the Democrats who will set her free.

Scorpio moon likes both intensity and taboo. If Romney has a sex scandal, it should be a delightfully interesting one.

Santorum’s moon in Aquarius suggests that in his spare time he’d rather design a new lint trap for the dryer than chase skirts. If he has chased some skirts, they are probably not blonde babes but someone like the hospital administrator who was able to explain how a catheter worked.

Santorum’s a guy, there might be a chick. But he may also be the nerd he appears to be.

Wait, I missed the Pluto in Capricorn transit squaring his Venus in Aries. Women are striking back against his comments on women. Maybe there’s no “woman” but a bunch of women who don’t like him (rather than sexual partners). With Pluto in Capricorn, this could involve legal action.

Money

The money axis in the horoscope involves the 2nd and 8th houses which are ruled by Taurus and Scorpio, respectively. Taurus is “my” money and Scorpio is “your” money. In addition to sex, Scorpio also rules taxes.

Jupiter will be transiting Taurus until mid-June. This is very good news for Santorum who has sun in Taurus. Jupiter transiting is traditionally seen as a lucky or benevolent time. In Taurus it says more money, more assets, more food, more stuff.

Santorum will probably gain some weight during the next few months.

Even if Santorum doesn’t win the nomination, he will probably become rich in some way. Taurus is “my” money the expansive assets will probably originate in some way from his own assets.

This same Jupiter transit opposes Romney’s Scorpio moon. Whereas Santorum will be getting money, Romney may have to dish it out.

Attacks to Santorum could be about his investments. Attacks to Romney could be about payoffs and unusual transfers of money.

I love financial scandal because it’s like a puzzle. Can’t wait.

Political Associates

The last form of attack is about who the nominees hang out with. Those may be the people they’re having sex with or trading money with, but this last attack is ultimately about character.

Santorum with moon in Aquarius probably is involved with some unusual groups. With that Taurus sun, he may even be giving them money or sharing assets with a group. The attacks to Santorum will be about sharing money with a group.

Romney, we know, is a Mormon, which is considered by some to be a tight-knit group. Romney’s sun in Pisces and moon in Scorpio suggest someone without solid boundaries. In fact, it’s someone with no boundaries. Attacks to Romney may be about that lack of boundary or attacks may be through those groups to Romney.

Attack Styles

Santorum’s chart verifies what we see on TV – that his attack style is earthy direct. It’s both good and bad to lay all your cards on the table.

Romney’s style is to hide the cards under the table. I continue to suspect unseemly connections and manipulations with this man. I also suspect that his true motivations will only be known in some book published long after Romney’s time in the sun.

Santorum’s earth and air is aloof. It lives in the world of ideas and sensation. Romney’s water is emotional and sensitive. It lives underground in the world of feeling.

A Santorum earth attack is a brick to the head. A Romney water attack is to unleash natural gas.

Which is worse?

We’ll see on March 6.

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I'm just another soul trying to make sense of the world. As I've grown, so has my understanding of astrology. I'd like to communicate that astrology is not occult and not fortune-telling but that it is a fluid, creative description of the life we choose to live.
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