After having watched the primary debates and election coverage since August 2011, I’m getting a little bored with this election. While last night’s debate questions (Tuesday, October 16) were good, I’ve been hearing the same questions or types of questions for over a year. No wonder the candidates sound odd – they’ve been giving the same answers for over a year. Like robots, they probably don’t even know what they’re saying anymore.
While I’ve been getting bored with it, my tuxedo cat Lacy hasn’t.
Last night while I blogged, Lacy kept her yellow eyes on the debate. At one point she meowed, “They’re gonna fight!”
She referred to a point when Republican candidate Mitt Romney stood close to President Barack Obama and received a somewhat evil glare from the President. Maybe Romney hasn’t seen this photo of Obama watching Osama bin Laden being killed. Romney ought to take a glance at it before approaching Mr. Obama again.
When the men didn’t come to fisticuffs, Lacy was disappointed.
“Why didn’t they fight?” she purred.
“Lacy,” I said gently, so as not to offend, “Cats hiss and scratch when people get into their territory. Humans try to overcome that instinct.”
As usual, Lacy trapped me with history. While watching PBS years ago, she learned that one of our Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton, first Treasury Secretary, died in a duel against Aaron Burr.
The Cliff Notes version of the story is that Hamilton and Burr were long political enemies. Burr suffered political failures in which Hamilton contributed to the opposition. At a dinner one night in 1804, Hamilton spoke against Burr and his words surfaced in a New York newspaper. Burr then challenged Hamilton to a duel in which Hamilton lost, losing his life.
So we have:
Quite unseemly, but Hamilton still managed to make it on the $10 bill.
Twentieth Century Dueling?
We’re lucky that today in the US we don’t lose our lives during political turmoil (at this time at least). Campaigns appear to be fought more with money than fists. But if they were fought mano a mano (with pistola a pistola), who would be more likely to win, Obama or Romney?
You’d don’t hear much about fighting in astrology, outside of relationship astrology . . .
The planet of assertiveness and aggression is Mars. It’s the planet that makes us move from here to there. Mars is the ancient god of war. It makes us attracted to others or repulsed by others and drives us to act on any impulse.
It can be associated with violence and anger, but I believe that occurs only when you don’t (or can’t) express your Mars. Mars then erupts. It’s a rocket in your pocket and is going to launch at some point, so make some room.
Obama has Mars in mutable earth Virgo and Romney has Mars in mutable water Pisces, the opposite sign to Virgo. No wonder the fight between these two men last night looked like a pissing contest – it was nervous Virgo against anxious Pisces. It was detail (Virgo) against feeling (Pisces), analysis (Virgo) against synthesis (Pisces), and critic (Virgo) against victim (Pisces).
Neither Virgo nor Pisces is an open, put-up-your-fists fighter. Both signs are mutable and mutable often deal with problems through avoidance.
“Lacy,” I said. “You probably won’t see these two hit each other with anything more than criticism.”
“That’s boring,” she replied, yawning and settling down for a little nap.
Who’s More Likely to Win a Duel – Obama or Romney?
Dear readers, you’ll have to weigh in. I think if this were 1804, neither would show up for the duel.
I’ve been wondering this about Romney and now wonder it about Obama – what are they doing on that stage? Do they really want to be there?
Obama hasn’t explained much his first lackluster debate performance. I’m wondering from his chart if he’s hiding an illness (transiting Saturn in Scorpio squaring Mercury in Leo in the 6th). Jupiter has also been transiting that moon in Gemini. Mercury rules Gemini and speech and lungs.
Romney appears much more engaged now that during the primaries. Transiting Neptune in Pisces is transiting his Mars in Pisces. Does that make one desire the top of the political mountain or an aggressive desire for spiritual union?
I still wonder.