Republican Veep Fight Club: Tim Pawlenty

Tim Pawlenty, former governor of Minnesota and former Republican Presidential Candidate is reported to be a consideration for Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate.

Pawlenty dropped out of the presidential race last September and has been Romney’s campaign national co-chair. According to Wikipedia, Romney “retired” some of Pawlenty’s campaign debt.

I wasn’t wrong in thinking that his Veep selection may cost Romney some money. Romney’s Scorpio moon suggests he’s not one to hand out cash freely and prefers to keep his money close to home. To pay your debts, he needs to trust you and you will owe him.

Pawlenty has Neptune and Mercury in Scorpio, conjunct Romney’s moon. Pawlenty may have the rare ability to channel Romney’s deepest feelings and present them in a poetic and soothing manner.

If Romney becomes president, Pawlenty would make a nice press secretary. Maybe Pawlenty is auditioning for the role right now.

Romney’s Scorpio moon, ever not trusting, might be auditioning and interviewing all potential staff during this rough run for candidacy.

Foot in the Mouth

Pawlenty has sun in Sagittarius and moon in either Pisces or Aries. We’re coming up dry on clear moon signs for the Veep pick.

For newbies to astrology, the moon changes signs daily which is one important reason to have time of birth. All the other planets move as well, but not so quickly. Any time a planet changes signs, a time of birth is needed to determine exact sign.

Moon in Aries is high strung, nervous, impulsive and extremely driven and competitive. Pisces moon, on the other hand, is a sensitive emotional sponge that often retreats from the world to recoup energy lost in daily interaction.

Sagittarius sun and Aries moon is double fire with endless and relentless energy.

Sagittarius sun and Pisces moon is more intuitive and less reliable. This combination may have extreme difficulty with the responsibilities of public life and could easily lose self and purpose.

Whether the moon is in Aries or Pisces, Sagittarius is open and frank and might have a few foot-in-the-mouth moments (ala Sagittarian Herman Cain), as natal Pluto in Virgo forms a natural square. Mars is transiting Virgo right now so we might hear some edgy and caustic comments from Pawlenty this month.

While he can have foot-in-the-mouth disease, a disease that comes with a Sagittarian birth, Mercury in Scorpio (and a bunch of other planets in Capricorn) provides discretion in communication. While Scorpio can keep secrets, Sagittarius and Aries (or Pisces) are telling someone, over a pillow at least.

There are three planets in Capricorn in Pawlenty’s chart – Jupiter, Venus and Saturn. Those three planets are opposed by Mars in Cancer.

If Pawlenty’s moon is in Aries, his Aries/Sagittarius/Capricorn energy would create a bit of a righteous snob. Sagittarius is all-knowing, Capricorn authoritarian and Aries just says, “If I like it, you like it too.”

Where Pisces lacks boundaries because of a desire to merge, Aries lacks boundaries because the self of Aries believes it should be the “self” of you as well.

Natal Mars opposing a Saturn/Venus conjunction means that Pawlenty has bad luck with the girls. Saturn/Venus creates a lonely person who can’t really relate romantically. The partner always seems to be a drag, a burden, a responsibility. Pawlenty never says anything romantic. Yada, yada.

The current but soon-to-be-over transit of Saturn in Libra made Pawlenty’s love life even less love-lifey. Pawlenty may have jumped at the chance to race across the country because home might not be where the heart is right now.

If Pawlenty’s moon is in Aries, Uranus would be slam-dancing all over it right now. The women in his life are fighting back, causing strife, saying “shut up.”

And it’s only just begun . . . transiting Pluto won’t be conjunct Pawlenty’s Venus/Saturn until late 2014-early 2015. If Pawlenty doesn’t work on making home life more amenable now, he will have a very rough time when Pluto hits that conjunction.

Ohio Astrology Assessment

Ohio Astrology gives Pawlenty 7 stars out of 10.

Pawlenty gets all 7 stars for channeling Romney feelings (Merucry and Neptune in Scorpio), having fiery enthusiasm (sun in Sagittarius and moon in Aries) and also having self-control (Capricorn and Scorpio).

If moon is in Pisces, half a star is removed because that sign can’t provide Romney the fire energy he needs.

Pawlenty loses 3 stars because he clearly has home life issues to attend to. It may be better to be Chief of Staff or some other role that’s out of the spotlight. That way in 2014 when Pluto comes crashing down on Pawlenty’s Venus/Saturn conjunction opposing Mars Pawlenty can deal with it in private.


About ohioastrology

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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