Every four years I’m reminded of a very important fact – the United States has a Vice President.
I’m sure it’s a job that’s harder than it looks, but I’m still considering a run for Vice President for four years of low-profile career trajection that not only pays well, but provides the leap into the world of high-paid public speaking events for the duration of my career life.
I just need four years – no more. I’m willing to support (almost) any cause for this opportunity.
In honor of the Vice Presidential low profile, the current Democratic Veep, Joe Biden, will debate the Republican Veep contender Paul Ryan this Thursday, October 11.
There was a time in US politics when the Veep was elected independently of the President causing wee bit of a problem if the Veep didn’t sync of philosophically with the President. But that is no longer, so the Veep is one of a partnership and must be assessed in terms of his (or her) ability to run our country should the President be unable to fulfill the duty.
Let’s take a peek at the swirling energies that will envelop our Veep wannabeeees this October 11.
We’ve had one major planetary shift since the Presidential debate – Saturn has moved into Scorpio. Saturn will be conjunct Mercury on the 11th so this will be one serious debate. I’m not sure it can be more boring than the first presidential debate where Barack Obama appeared to be on Valium, but I suppose electing our leaders should be serious.
Saturn in Scorpio will charge a T-square in Ryan’s chart (Saturn in Taurus, Jupiter in Scorpio, and possibly moon, and sun/Venus in Aquarius) and oppose Biden’s moon in Taurus. Saturn has yet to pass over Biden’s stellium (Mars, Mercury, sun and Venus) in Scorpio.
Taurus and Scorpio – the conversation will probably teeter-totter between these two general subjects:
- Attack on sources of campaign contributions
- Attack on past unseemly behavior
Now that should be fun!
Both the moon and Venus will be in Virgo. We may see a return of the Obama “let’s read the grocery list to you” debate style.
We may also get even more “did not – did too” type of childlike back and forth. But this is usual in what the US calls a political “debate,” moon in Virgo or not. But we might see some real testiness in this one.
Biden will probably be the feistier one with transiting Mars in Sagittarius and transiting Jupiter in Gemini opposing Biden’s natal Saturn/Uranus in Gemini. He may appear to have ants in his pants.
That same transit will affect Ryan’s Neptune in Sagittarius so we may hear Ryan talk about a mission and things lofty. He will probably be the first one to say something like, “People don’t want to hear us criticize each other’s teeny-tiny details (Virgo), they want us to talk about our vision and beliefs (Sagittarius).”
It makes me wonder if Newt Gingrich isn’t prepping Ryan – during the Republican debates in the middle of nit-picking back and forths, Gingrich would often step back and claim to have higher thoughts to share.
With transiting Mars (in Sagittarius) in T-square with moon (in Virgo) and Neptune (in Pisces), the Vice Presidential debate may produce some mutable sign imaginative utterances, of the sort that make it onto bumper stickers.
Let’s hope so – saying unpredictable and ridiculous things CREATES JOBS for T-shirt makers, bumper sticker creators and the owners of and advertisers on YouTube. If both men truly care about the economy, they will consider the business produced by each gaffe (which would be fun to quantify).
Let’s hope that Mars in Sagittarius trumps serious Saturn in Scorpio and anxious moon in Virgo and creates some risky and fun behavior that enlightens, entertains and also improves the economy.