The Ohio gubernatorial election has begun. Democratic contender Ed FitzGerald has found a perceived misdeed by current governor John Kasich in which to sink his political teeth. He’s accusing Kasich of conflict of interest by receiving money while governor from Worthington Industries as the company also received tax credits under a Kasich program.
Or something like that. I’m not sure I totally understand it.
Ohioans are rioting in the streets!
Well, not yet.
It can be a wee bit tough to get a rise out of people 436 days before an election. At this stage of the game, FitzGerald must hope (and pray) that Kasich does something like drop his pants at night in a public park. That’s the only way to get attention this early in the game.
And I doubt the moon in Capricorn Kasich will be caught with his pants down, literally or figuratively.
If I were an evil astrologer, and I swear I’m not, I’d suggest FitzGerald continue to look at the June 2011 to June 2012 timeframe when Jupiter transited Kasich’s natal Jupiter, Venus and sun in Taurus. Taurus is all about money and property and Jupiter bestows good luck.
Since I’m not an evil astrologer, really, I’ll have to offer Kasich equal advice. Early in 2012 Saturn transiting its last degrees of Libra opposed FitzGerald’s Saturn in Aries. This would be a good time to have some sort of offense that never made the official books.
While I dislike, really dislike, a mud-slinging, below-the-belt political street fights, if Kasich and FitzGerald are going to do this, they may as well do it right.
FitzGerald and Kasich – Good Cop/Bad Cop
Both Kasich and FitzGerald have moon in Capricorn. Kasich’s Jupiter, Venus and sun in Taurus is sextile (a positive relationship) with FitzGerald’s Mars, sun and Venus in Cancer. Kasich’s Mars in Scorpio is trine (a positive aspect) FitzGerald’s Cancer planets.
Kasich’s Uranus in Cancer creates impulsive emotional responses from FitzGerald.
FitzGerald might do better to work with Kasich than against him. These two could make an effective “good cop, bad cop” partnership. Kasich with the less emotional Taurus sun could be the bad cop while FitzGerald with the emotional sun in Cancer could be the good cop.
Both have moon in Capricorn which means both are still cops – whether good or bad.
The nastiest aspect occurring between the two men involves FitzGerald’s Saturn in Aries conjunct Kasich’s Mercury.
Ohioans are familiar with Kasich’s Mercury, which rules communication, in Aries, which is fiery and aggressive. That Mercury is square the moon in Capricorn so Kasich isn’t always, how shall we say it, diplomatic.
FitzGerald’s Saturn in Aries lacks confidence in self which will try to stifle Kasich’s ballistic speech patterns. The debates may be uglier even than last year’s debates between Sherrod Brown and Josh Mandel.
Kasich, full of earth signs, is being himself when he makes his blunt proclamations. Kasich is probably shocked by the reactions to statements he considers matter-of-fact. For Kasich, he’s just saying the sky is blue and everyone seems to be upset.
FitzGerald, on the other hand, was born during or near a full moon. The sun is opposite the moon so he swings between concerned comfort and cold detachment. If FitzGerald picks too big a fight with thick-skinned Kasich, he may get his feelings hurt – badly.
Pluto in Capricorn
Pluto is transiting Capricorn and will at some point transit each man’s moon. The transit will affect Kasich first and may be occurring while we speak. Without time of birth, the fast-moving moon is difficult to place accurately.
Pluto conjunct moon promises both men transformative changes with women and with the public. Those emotions that Capricorn denies will be forced into the ring.
Possibly neither man will be elected governor of Ohio in 2014?
And we have 10,464 hours to go.