Will the dust have finally settled after the emotional storms many have noted over the past few days? Probably, although the Moon is still in royal Leo, which may encourage the continued reign of a few drama queens for a day or two. For those not wrapped up in their own pomp and circumstances, this day offers an innovative and optimistic approach to whatever crosses your path. You can even make time to play — perhaps with the weird but refreshing friend you encountered under the influence of unconventional Uranus challenging Venus (exact at 2:49AM ET).
A brief pause while I consider whether to write about Friday’s New Moon or Paul Ryan, as I promised earlier this week — and look what just popped up on my Facebook feed — so Paul Ryan it is. I have been watching his horoscope for well over a year, thanks to his numerous appearances on CNBC. I’d see him on TV and think, “Is he for real?” And this was before astrologers had a birth time for the horoscope (reportedly 2:37AM on Jan 29 1970 in Janesville, WI), and we could see nebulous Neptune sitting exactly on Ryan’s Ascendant, shrouding personal projection in a rose-colored fog, made all the more dazzling by a charismatic support from Mars in pioneering Aries. He is perceived as either a visionary or delusional — as you can see in this Esquire commentary — (which also contains quotes from those who believe he may be a visionary, so as to present both perceptions). Isn’t it interesting that “vision” and “delusion” are both potential manifestations of a strongly placed Neptune? So if someone you meet strikes you as expressing one or the other, one thing to look for in their horoscope is a strong Neptune. You can decide for yourself how Mr. Ryan brings Neptune energy to life.
Ryan is an Aquarius with Moon in Libra, suggesting a need to be cerebral and scientific with a romantic bent. With only one planet (Jupiter) in a Water sign, it is likely more comfortable for him to think than to feel. It makes perfect sense that he would be very interested in managing finances, especially the finances of other people. In his horoscope, the Libra Moon rules the 8th house of collective resources/values, and it is unaspected, which strongly suggests that it runs away with the horoscope. He needs to help manage resources. What else does that Libra Moon running wild need It desperately needs appreciation — and will do whatever it takes to get it. Also running wild are ruthless, power-seeking Pluto, ruling the 12th house of government institutions…and mental Mercury in earthy Capricorn. Hmmm…there’s that theme of ideas being easier to process than feelings again. Ryan likely has an overwhelming need to express his thoughts to the public. And such serious thoughts! His Mercury is anchored by a midpoint between Saturn and Pluto that suggests (as defined by astrologer Noel Tyl) “morbid thoughts; depression; deep thoughts; stark realism” — and isn’t it interesting that Ryan’s proposed budget reflects those qualities? You can believe he has thought it all through in great detail. With Sun and Venus happily rushing into the area of the horoscope related to writing and communications, supported by the innovative — or eccentric — energy of Uranus, disruptor of the status quo, he needs to sell it to you persuasively.
His needs for reward — and his mission in life — are BIG, as we see with expansive Jupiter in deep, deep Scorpio challenging that idealistic Sun-Venus hookup (Jupiter in hard contact with the Sun needs to inflate the ego). This horoscope seeks its reward in applause for being of depth and substance. The ambition is to preserve material security “the way things should be” (Saturn, which refers to ambition, is in possessive Taurus). Realizing that ambition is at the core of his creative self-expression. With Sun and Venus in Aquarius, he’d like to come across as everyone’s best friend (and he can — beautifully), but action-oriented Mars in me-me-me Aries needs to be obsessed with the glory of individual achievement and self-expression. This persuasive drive has served Ryan well so far in his career, and it has been especially empowered and daring during the past two years, as first ruthless Pluto — and now rebel Uranus — have made contact with his Mars (at 3 degrees of Aries). The magnetism and charm of the Sun-Venus hook-up are currently being supercharged by Pluto, too. This horoscope is hot! Finally, it is not surprising to see ambitious Saturn (and Mars) hooked up with the Moon on the day Ryan was officially tapped to be Romney’s running mate, especially since he was elected to Congress on a similar contact in 1998.
Looking at the synastry between Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, it is easy to see why Romney can’t help but love the guy:
- Romney’s Venus in Aquarius (“Corporations are people, my FRIEND” — see what I mean about Aquarius and friendship?) sits on top of Ryan’s Sun-Venus conjunction, suggesting an instant rapport.
- Ryan’s Sun-Venus sits on top of Romney’s Aquarius Midheaven, helping Romney shine.
- Romney’s Uranus challenges Ryan’s Midheaven, changing Ryan’s public status — suddenly(!) — why, almost overnight, as Uranus aspects can do.
- Romney’s Saturn is square to Ryan’s Ascendant and Neptune, suggesting Romney may be a limiting authority figure to Ryan — or the best mentor Ryan ever had.
- There’s a feeling of being intellectual soulmates, suggested by Romney’s Mercury (mindset, communication) conjunct Ryan’s North Node in Pisces; however, this karmic connection of the minds may become a drain on Romney.
- Romney’s optimistic Moon-Jupiter conjunction is right on the cusp of Ryan’s 7th house (partnerships) — another sign of rapport. And Ryan’s equally optimistic Jupiter can’t cheer loudly enough for his partner as it squares Romney’s Venus and Midheaven, expanding Romney’s public status.
What’s really intriguing to me is that Mitt Romney’s Gemini Ascendant has been challenged (squared) by nebulous Neptune for many months, suggesting a period in life where personal projection is confusing to the public. Romney’s recent gaffe-ridden visit to London is one manifestation of this Neptune phase. And who does Romney pick for a running mate? Someone who apparently was born with nebulous Neptune on the Ascendant. Well, some do say “if you want to know where you’re at, look at who you’re with.” Coincidence or conspiracy?