Joe Biden’s Slip of the Tongue

On the May 6 edition of Meet the Press, Vice President Joe Biden expressed his support of gay marriage. According to the news, such as this CNN story, Biden’s vocalizing of his support “forced” Obama to publicly declare his support of gay marriage.

Or so the story goes.

Neither the astrologer nor political viewer in me buys this for one minute.

If Newt Gingrich, on the other hand, had gone on Meet the Press and had one of his Gemini sun/Sagittarius moon opposition Manic Moments and announced a position on a previously taboo subject, I could have bought it.

It still may have been theater, but it would have been plausible theater. I could have suspended disbelief.

But Biden? With Mars, Mercury, sun and Venus in fixed Scorpio and moon probably in fixed Taurus, I can’t for one minute believe this was a slip.

Scorpio and Taurus are fixed signs. Taurus is the most deliberate and methodical of the signs. Moon in Taurus means one’s reactive nature is like Taurus – slow and methodical and well-conceived.

Scorpio, in contrast, is intense and private constantly scanning the room in CIA-like fashion for people’s motives. Mercury in Scorpio is the detective. Mars and Mercury together in Scorpio create a personality destined to win or cause the winner some big trouble.

Could Biden’s Uranus/Saturn conjunction in Gemini created this slip of the tongue?

As Mars transits Virgo and squares this conjunction, it’s possible. But the slip-up would have been more convincing to me if it had a Virgo or Gemini quick-and-nervous tone to it. Biden should have hemmed and hawed a bit, with a couple “umms” and “ohhs” and maybe some shifting of the eyes to show an inner torment of wanting to speak the truth.

True Motive

I’ve spent almost two weeks thinking of a political motive for this position. While I can truly believe that both Biden and Obama support gay marriage, announcing it right now probably has a more numbers-oriented political motive.

Since Biden was the bearer of the news, let’s look at the transits to his chart.

On Sunday, May 6, the moon was in Scorpio and Jupiter opposing in Taurus.

Taurus and Scorpio are about sensuality, material goods and money. Politicians are always looking for financial donors so I’m guessing that Biden/Obama have done the math and discovered how much money can come through the gay community.

Jupiter transiting Taurus opposes Biden’s stellium in Scorpio suggesting he’s grabbing at dollars.

I already mentioned Mars in Virgo was squaring Biden’s Saturn/Uranus in Gemini. Saturn in Gemini creates insecurity about learning and friend-making. With Uranus attached, Biden’s friendships may come and go suddenly (which is in contrast to his fixed nature which is loyal).

Venus was in Gemini that day, but had passed the Saturn/Uranus conjunction. Venus passing over that conjunction suggests that maybe a friend or loved one encouraged Biden to speak up. Venus would have passed that conjunction mid-April.

That same Venus is now retrograde through late-June. This story probably won’t go away until about that time.

Saturn transiting Libra squares Biden’s natal Jupiter in Cancer. Family problems? But how does this relate?

Ok, if it wasn’t 100% politically motivated, then maybe a friend or family member recently announced he/she was gay. Possibly Biden decided independently to take a stand at something near his heart.

Regardless of motive, Obama/Biden are now open supporters of gay marriage and possibly increased gay marriage campaign donations.

Liberalism in the US is not dead yet!


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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