I’m writing a blog that I will regret severely if I ever run for President as Democrat candidate. I’ll just go ahead and spit it out now – I feel some sympathy for George W. Bush.
Washington Post online has a story today with the link “Jeb Bush Concerned by GOP Debates.” Jeb Bush is George W.’s brother, in case you don’t study royalty.
Since when is someone being concerned about something a news story?
And how did the Washington Post know that Jeb Bush was concerned about something? Did they call him for a story on Concerns? Or did a reporter passing Jeb in a hallway note concern on his face?
And if being concerned makes news, there are many, many more important things in the world to be concerned about, I think. Our world’s dwindling water supply, for instance, is something that might cause one grave concern.
Jeb Bush is making news, I believe, because there’s talk of a brokered convention. This is the first time in my . . . hmm . . . several years on this planet that I’ve heard this term. I probably hadn’t heard of it, because it wasn’t necessary until now.
A brokered convention is one where no one candidate has received enough delegates to be nominee. The convention, then, becomes the place where the nominee is selected.
Sounds fun, actually. I hope we have one.
If there is a brokered convention, new contenders may arise and our Wizard of Oz Republican candidates [Mitt Romney (Tin Man), Rick Santorum (Dorothy), Ron Paul (Lion) and Newt Gingrich (Straw Man)] will need to go back to Kansas.
One of the names being tossed around, surprise, surprise, is Jeb Bush.
The Bush Family
Prior to looking at Jeb Bush’s chart, I was already familiar with his father’s (George H. W. Bush) and brother’s (George W. Bush) charts. My first glance at Jeb’s chart revealed a serious and stern individual. I then took a lot at mom’s chart (Barbara Bush).
That’s when I began to feel some sympathy for George W. Bush.
Astrology gives me the opportunity to see people’s motivations differently than how they present their motivations. Astrology is good, then, in that it allows me to feel sympathy for a man, George W. Bush, who I really, really, really don’t like.
George W. is a Cancer sun and Libra moon. Cancer is emotional and loving with a strong desire to be part of a group (like family). Libra is the sign of partnership and is artistic, poetic and romantic.
The rest of George W.’s family are cold fish.
Barbara Bush has sun in Gemini and moon in Capricorn. George H. W. Bush has sun in Gemini and moon/Saturn conjunct in Libra. Jeb has sun in Aquarius and moon in Capricorn.
George W. is the FEELER in the family. He’s the one that needs a hug and his family just wants to shake his hand.
I can see why George W. went to the bottle. He needs some nurturing and loving that he can’t get from his immediate family. George W. may have become president over Jeb because he’s probably the most well-liked in his family.
I hope our war in Iraq didn’t have anything to do with this family dynamic.
Jeb Bush, then, is not like his brother George W. In fact, Jeb has Uranus in Cancer which probably pounded on his brother’s sensitive shell every chance it got.
With sun in Aquarius and moon in Capricorn, you’d better talk logically to this guy. Jeb is not interested in emotional responses which he would perceive as weak. Capricorn moon likes to be tough and strong and is the one that takes responsibility where others break down emotionally (such as planning a funeral).
Moon in Capricorn has a reputation for being cold in relationships. The moon reacts and Capricorn controls so one’s emotional responses are controlled. To others, moon in Capricorn has no feeling. Of course, that’s not true, but you might need deep-sea drilling equipment to get to those emotions.
This is one “no nonsense” kind of guy.
Jeb has close to a grand cardinal cross with Uranus in Cancer, Saturn/Neptune conjunct in Libra, moon in Capricorn and Mars/Venus in Aries.
With Pluto currently transiting Capricorn, Uranus in Aries and Saturn in Libra, Jeb must be having an awful time with others. They won’t like Jeb’s controlling nature and he won’t like that others “don’t listen.”
Pluto in Leo is opposite Jeb’s sun in Aquarius suggesting a great need for control. Like moon/Pluto hard aspects (square, opposition), I believe Pluto/sun hard aspects are the mark of a politician. Control of the environment is a psychological need.
Would Jeb Bush Do Well as President?
From an executive standpoint, Jeb Bush would do well in the Oval Office. George W. has a sensitive, wishy-washy chart. Jeb, on the other hand, is pure Executive.
Executive is only one quality that finds its way in the White House. On the charisma front, Aquarius and Capricorn are not the most charismatic of the zodiac. People respect these two signs, but don’t follow them into the bushes during guerilla warfare.
Without time of birth, I don’t know Jeb’s rising sign. He might have some charismatic sign (Leo, Libra) on the ascendant. Even if his ascendant were Libra, Saturn and Neptune are hanging out together in that sign making Jeb less than charming.
If Jeb Bush somehow enters the Republican Presidential race, I’m guessing it will be due to external forces coming from that Pluto in Capricorn transit. His mother or other women might be pressuring him to join for some political reason.
Uranus transiting Aries conjunct Jeb’s Mars/Venus in Aries will fuel some aggression. If Jeb isn’t involved in some sport as a hobby, he really should find one to vent his aggression and frustration. The cardinal cross creates frustration because life never moves fast enough for cardinal signs. Cardinal signs want everything now.
Adding to that frustration, the women in Jeb’s life will probably be fighting with him a lot in the next couple years.
The Neptune in Pisces transit isn’t affecting planets in Jeb’s chart so he may be immune from the hippie-like energy flowing across the planet right now. Without his time of birth, I don’t know in which house Neptune is transiting.
I sure hope Jeb Bush doesn’t worry himself with concern. Too much worry and frustration coming from a cardinal grand cross can create physical conditions such as ulcers.
I suspect if Jeb gets too concerned, that Pluto in Capricorn crossing his moon will motivate him to exert control over the process, if not jump into the ring himself. This is a guy who makes the rules so I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the rules of the game go through a little change before July.