The holidays are over so it’s time for a return to “Your Regular Life” which includes resolutions to lose weight and save money, all your co-workers returning to work and wanting the last two weeks of deliverables in one day and, of course, a return to POLITICS.
Ah, I feel some relief because I thought it might be a boring January, not that the sign of Capricorn is ever boring . . .
This round of political fighting is Republican-on-Republican. I haven’t enjoyed Republican hair pulling since the Republican presidential debates when Newt Gingrich accused Mitt Romney of being rich.
Last year a Republican was chided by another Republican for being filthy rich. Now a Republican is in trouble for not handing out the cash to another Republican.
Have the Republicans gone mad?
Will Christie change sides as did Charlie Crist? Has cavorting with Democrats (the president no less!) during a natural disaster created a political dark night of the soul for Christie?
After wheeling and dealing to avoid the fiscal cliff earlier this week, the House adjourned without voting on a Superstorm Sandy relief package. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, according to this ABC news story, said the non-vote was “disgusting” and apparently blamed House Speaker John Boehner.
Let me first say that Ohio Astrology does not support attacks on any Ohio politician. Blood is thicker than political water, so Christie needs to be careful. Ohio was so important during the last election that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney crisscrossed the state so much Governor Kasich joked on a radio news story that the candidates ought to pay taxes.
Ok, I feel better. Christie needs to understand that Ohioans can get angry too.
Christie and Boehner
Now let’s do a little synastry, which is the astrological method of determining how well two folks get along.
I’ve blogged about both Christie and Boehner here on OHA. Now let’s imagine Christie and Boehner on a date.
Christie has sun in Virgo (conjunct Pluto) and moon probably in Sagittarius (but could be in Scorpio). The outward exuberance of his fighting and his corpulence suggests Sagittarius.
Boehner is sun in Scorpio and moon (conjunct Neptune) in Libra.
This may come as a bit of a shocker, but Boehner is the one more worried about relationships in general. Boehner is probably very hurt by this attack (or any) although Scorpio will rarely let you know how sensitive it is. At least until there is a chance for a return of that energy (aka revenge or retribution).
Virgo is picky and Scorpio is strategic. Virgo’s first response to most of life’s external stimulus is to find the fault, the gap or the irregularity. Scorpio, being a fixed sign, is more patient in assessing any given situation.
Boehner does have some Virgo in his chart as well – Saturn conjunct Mars. Ouch, that’s Virgo at its most aggressive nastiness. If and when Boehner chooses to return the verbal barbs, Christie is going to hurt.
Boehner’s Saturn/Mars is conjunct Christie’s sun/Pluto. These two will never, ever be friends. I rarely feel 100 percent confident about any horoscope because we can rise above our personalities, but I’d bet the Superstorm Sandy relief package on this one.
The fighting absolutely will continue although Boehner’s Libra moon/Neptune will do it both more gracefully and Scorpio sun will chose behind the scenes.
If Christie’s moon is indeed in Sagittarius, then he is accident prone both in literally and figuratively. Christie may want to be careful of political “accidents” as a result of attacking Boehner in public.
Sagittarius moon likes its fun and one of those “accidents” could revolve around what Sagittarius moon does in its spare time.
Christie and Boehner also have interesting Neptune/Mercury synastry with each’s Neptune on or near (conjunct) the other’s Mercury.
According to Café Astrology:
“When Mercury in your chart forms an aspect to your partner’s Neptune, empathetic, spiritual, deceptive, or confusing communications figure strongly in your relationship. What type of interaction depends on the aspect that joins Mercury and Neptune, as well as the individuals involved.”
What do marriage counselors do when the face a couple who have deep-seated power struggles and continually distort and misinterpret each other’s communication?
Does the counselor suggest calling it quits? Do they try to mediate when they see each would be better off and much happier if they just moved on and found more compatible partners?
Christie for President?
I still don’t think Christie will ever do well running for President of the United States. While his outbursts against members of his own party are fun (very fun) to watch, a campaign of critical outbursts will get boring very quickly. Expressing righteous indignation is easy; building a better plan, not so much.
If I were an evil political astrologer (and I swear I’m not), I’d suggest the Republicans stick behind their man Boehner. Boehner is a more solid, strategic individual than Christie, especially in a party that promotes conservative values.
All politicians provide for their constituents and supporters, regardless of party; what’s different is how the payouts occur and how they are labeled. Payouts can arrive as charity, welfare or bailouts.
The person who said “Don’t get mad, get even” probably had a Scorpio sun or moon. Boehner is a Scorpio; he acquiesced, he did not surrender.