It wasn’t the first time I’d seen the commercial. In it for a Capitol One credit card promotion, singer Taylor Swift enacts several food server roles (bumbling them all) the last being a waitress at an old-fashioned diner where she winks at two young, star-stunned, girls at the counter.
Seeing it this time, I remembered being a young girl admiring older, non-familial, women – the bubbly school teacher, an older girl down the street, Ann and Nancy Wilson from Heart, Agnetha and Frida from ABBA amongst others. While I haven’t completely lost this feeling, it’s much rarer.
As young girls we often admire older, non-familial, women. As older women, seem to have left our idols in youth.
A whole book can be devoted to a subject like this. My own highly-summarized, abbreviated view is that our earth overvalues yang energy over yin energy creating imbalance. Yang energy is outwardly directed and exhibited more by males. The outward pursuits of male energy are more valued as represented by the income provided to those pursuits.
Yin energy is inwardly directed and exhibited more by females. Female pursuits often involve care giving and relationship enhancement which are not a high-paying pursuits. Yet, if we asked people about their values, they would probably list family as the number one value.
This is what I believe causes the income inequality. It’s not about gender, it’s about values.
And through this value imbalance, adult females have lost their youthful, pure admiration of other females, the kind of adoration that makes you want to put up a poster of their image in your bedroom.
For the United States to elect (if it ever does) a female president, it must value yin energy, which it does not. The current alpha male president is more a projection of yang energy than the projection of presidential authority. And the corollary to that projection is that if he is removed, strong male qualities go with him, as though maleness and strength will be obliterated.
Being female does not mean being 100 percent yin as being male does not mean being 100 yang; however, I would argue, no matter how strong the woman or sensitive the man, you will find beneath the external or internal energy patterns.
Astrologically, there is an influx of earth energy, specifically Capricorn which is the authority figure, which is often male. There is also earth energy coming from Taurus which adds a stubborn desire to hang on to what we have and what is known. Neither is entirely yin or yang but you can say earth values strength and stability.
Astrologically it’s not surprising we are drawn to strong, authoritarian figures. We The People nourished and energized the person and the image that is now taking all of the air out of the room. The excessive yang energy takes away our yin energy ability to be quiet and reflective.
A Swift Presidency
Taylor Swift inspires the admiration of young girls. Possibly this brilliant star of the female gender can help the girls and future women of the world to retain this ability to admire themselves.
What would a Swift Presidency look like?
According to this Astrotheme horoscope, Swift has sun in fiery Sagittarius and a Jupiter/moon conjunction in sensitive Cancer. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter so the expansiveness and generosity of Jupiter expands into the emotions and reactions (moon).
A Swift Presidency, then, would be highly responsive to the emotional needs of others. Sagittarius and Jupiter love the “foreign” other and experiencing foreign and unusual states of being. Swift’s Venus in Aquarius also embraces the different, the unusual, and the eccentric. Swift, clearly, would not send immigrants at the border home to dangerous grounds.
Swift the Sagittarius would most likely work with both houses of Congress to develop a rational and fair immigration policy.
Swift was born in a generation Ohio Astrology sees as the generation that will resolve the authoritarian mess we have consciously and willingly walked into. Born with Uranus, Neptune and Saturn in Capricorn, there was a great idealization of business and authority. Pluto began transiting Capricorn in 2008 which crossed over all these planets in Swift’s and her generation’s horoscopes.
There is great learning, then, about the nature of authority and one’s place in society. Swift has clearly channeled the ambitions of Capricorn into the emotional connection of Cancer. Swift, then, has the Capricorn mettle to face the political onslaughts that occur as president of the United States.
Swift, hopefully, would elect some cabinet members of this same generation to oversee critical areas of societal restructuring.
The Midheaven (representing one’s reputation and role in society) in Swift’s chart is in Virgo so the many people on the planet born between 1957 – 1971 with Pluto and/or Uranus in Virgo will find her transformative with a focus on environmental and food purity. Swift is sure to win the majority of the vote for those aged 49-63.
With natal Pluto and Mars both in Scorpio, Swift is no pushover. While she may be sensitive (moon in Cancer) and sometimes head-in-the-sky (sun in Sagittarius), Scorpio is well aware of the machinations of others. Swift will feel out the power plays before the players even know they are conducting them.
In summary, Swift’s ability to emotionally connect, balance of yin and yang energy and focus on transforming society make her the stuff we want in the Oval Office but rarely (maybe never?) have.
Ohio Astrology officially endorses Taylor Swift for President of the United States in 2020.