Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Sarah Palin - serious contender for the US Presidency in 2012?

I have used the following birth data in analysing Sarah Palin’s chances of future election: 11th February 1964, 16.40, Sandpoint, Idaho.

With her progressed Venus in Taurus still in her 10th house of ambition and status, she will greatly desire to be in a position of power in her country.

With four progressed planets in her ninth house and transiting Uranus in Aries, she may become involved in international and global affairs. There is also an indication of extreme views concerning religion. Progressed Mars, Sun, Jupiter and Mercury are all in Aries as is the transiting Uranus – so we can expect some serious ambition and pushing for status and recognition. Much of her focus will be about religious issues and having a “brand new message.” As the ninth house is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of good fortune, she will have many followers and she will be seen as a dramatic and powerful leader. With her Leo Ascendant she will rise to the occasion with ease and in a true regal manner.

Transiting Jupiter in Gemini is in the latter degrees of her tenth house indicating lots of media attention, gossip, talk shows and some high-profile marketing strategies. However, the fact that transiting Jupiter is squaring natal Pluto in Virgo in the second house could indicate that her finances could come under pressure due to all this excessive promotion. She will have to ensure that she is using her power for the good of all (Jupiter) or she will destroy her chances of success.

During the build-up to the election from February 2012, she will have transiting Jupiter crossing her midheaven which will bring her prominence and also the possibility of success in her career.

Transiting Saturn in Scorpio is coming up to the fourth house and the nadir of the chart showing that there could be some commitments in the home and possibly a move of home. With progressed Moon in the fourth house also in Scorpio she will become obsessive about her goals and may stay on a fixed course even if it is not beneficial to her and her party. It can show power struggles, manipulation and mind games but on the other hand it can indicate great strength of purpose and stamina to achieve her goals.

With transiting Pluto trining her midheaven and natal Uranus, she will feel very powerful and also be able to exert a great deal of influence in powerful circles.

So what are my conclusions?

She will definitely want to be a contender for the election.

She will be quite extreme in her views, but will gain many supporters nonetheless.

There could be issues with her home and family that will detract from her campaign. Also there is the possibility of some kind of ending or completion taking place and a legal dispute.

Her desire is extremely strong and with all her fixed planets she will strive for success no matter what.

She will need to watch her back as there are people who are not genuine in her close circle. This could contribute to her downfall.

Other than transiting Jupiter in her tenth house and the stellium of planets in her ninth house indicating her passionate desire to be in power, there are no other aspects that would show success. So although she will be in the forefront of the American public, I do not think she will be elected as the next President of the US.

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