Bob and Bekah Mercer, Astrosplained

So, these two.  Like the Tweedles, I am doing them together because they are a matched set, also because they really kind of make me throw up in my mouth a little.

Lets start with the oak, then the acorn.  I trust you can tell the father from the daughter in the photograph above.

Robert Mercer chart

I take this opportunity to note the greatness of, where all of this magic is free, and people do things like research the birth certificates of Bob Mercer and Stephen Miller, and then care to share with the class.  We have a solid birth time here.

First things first, chart leader.  The Sun is in Cancer, so the Moon is the chart leader.  This is a person who is dominated by his gut, his moods and feelings.  Look at the action-packed (ruled by the Moon) 4th house, with Jupiter.  Then the Moon in Jupiter’s Sagittarius, so that Jupiter is crucial here.  They are said to be in mutual reception, each one a guest in the other’s home.

The red triangle is a T-square, the proverbial pebble in the psychic shoe.  At the head of this is Mars, creating a sort of three-legged table of anger management.  (Ask me, I know!)  That Mars is also in Virgo, ruled by Saturn, where it is likely to be very picky and self-centered.   With both the Sun and Saturn in the 1st house, Bob is probably in your face with his sense of entitlement, especially in a Moon-dominated, highly moody chart.  I would expect someone very sure of his authority.  Leo the lion and Saturn the tax collector/police man, standing together front and center.  Fun!

Before I get too much further, this is a bowl chart, with the whole party happening inside 180 degrees of the zodiac, like a glass half empty.  A person with a bowl chart is unlikely to be a glass-half-full type.  They do not meet people halfway, either.  I am not hating on the bowlies, again, some of my favorite people, i.e., Bernie and Mueller, have bowls.  But the key theme is mentally stubborn as a brick, does not understand the concept of seeing it your way.  Add that to the above paragraph.

In the 2nd house, we have Mercury and Pluto.  The 2nd house is about that which we value.  Bob is not only the physical oak tree of Bekah, but the ideologue of the family.  (She is not as much an ideologue as a hater.   Bob is the stone-cold Trumpeter, based on his fixed stars, but I don’t want to skip ahead.)   Mercury is about the thoughts and communications, the stream of consciousness.  Then the 2nd house is about money, prized possessions, and literally that which we value.  Plus, there’s Pluto, the darkest part of any chart in the same spot as thoughts and words.

Pluto is located at the outer edge of our solar system, and represents polarization, zero-sum thinking, secrecy, and control.  Again, there are positive sides to all of that.  Most of the above also describes Mueller’s investigation, of which I am a fan so far.  There is a time and a place for everything, including all the things I just listed.  Is that time and place correctly Bob Mercer?  Pluto, being about death, is also about rebirth and reinvention.  Did the society that made Bob rich also make him the one who should take us to/past the point of no return?  Remake us in his image?  His thoughts and control issues about his values are currently pushing our society to the brink, as displayed in his 2nd house.

Then importantly we have Jupiter and his entourage in the 4th house, ruled by the Moon and the sign of Cancer, the rulers of this chart.  Jupiter is at the head of the little blue triangle pattern that I call a mini-kite.  I find this to be a highly beneficial circuit within the personality.  Here, it is linked to the T-square by the Moon, which is in both patterns.  The Moon and Jupiter are truly co-equal leaders in this chart IMO.

In terms of my Astrosplaining the apparent resurgence of fascism in the world, Bob has Mintaka on the North Node and Uranus, in that T-square, in the 12th house, the house of secrecy, lack of self-awareness, and self-undoing.   This activity is in Mercury’s sign of Gemini, giving that planet added significance as this is a key energetic point in the chart.  It really is about his personal thoughts and values, probably much more than he admits even to himself.  All of this refers back to the Mercury/Pluto 2nd house.  For me, the North Node, the life’s karmic destination, conjunct Mintaka is self-explanatory.  Bob is all about the Orion wars deep in his heart, just like I am.

Bob also has Vesta the True Believer opposition Neptune, which probably makes him very good at bullshitting himself about his values, and facilitates lying to the rest of us about them or at least manipulating us in a smoke-and-mirrors way.  If you think of Neptune as show business, i.e., the media, this makes sense. Jeff Zucker’s comments were self-explanatory about whether this is journalism or not.  Actually now that I actually typed his name, I realized that (a) I feel like his first name should be Cock, and (b) I am going to Astrosplain his personal malignancy to my own satisfaction.  If he is even slightly interesting I promise I will share, same bat time, same bat channel.

(I will say that one good thing Don has brought us, almost overnight, is a return of the adversarial media, the 4th Estate.  No more of the “access journalism” that was making my teeth hurt any time I thought about it.  No, Chuck Todd went from unarmed to phasers on maximum almost overnight.  The media could be about Mercury and/or Saturn, especially in a highly adversarial milieu (I would call the Intercept or Democracy Now Mercury/Saturn media).  But American media has been part of the problem for a long time, like the Democratic party.  So the net result of all of this, as I see it, is that the lunatics are now clearly running the asylum.  That is a splendid opportunity in a “survival of the sanest” sort of way.  Make America Sane Again!  Speaking of which, back to Bob and his delusions.)

This fluidity with appearances is also reflected in the 12th house placement of Uranus, with ideas coming like bolts from the blue, then being incorporated into the personality in insidious ways, or a prominent fantasy world narrative about same.  Both of those are likely.  The controlling, manipulative nature of Mintaka, and Bob’s likely strong sense of purpose about it, color his thoughts and communications.  I have some 12th house action, and there are certain things I am completely blind to.  Bob probably doesn’t find any of his work strange or divisive, and is probably oblivious to how his Orion connection, and the weird ideas it spawns, colors his every thought and word.  The North Node is a perfected spot in any chart, and anything happening there is automatically woven into the DNA of the native.

Then the Moon is in opposition to that Uranus/North Node/Mintaka situation, in Saturn’s 6th house of health and service and Jupiter’s sign of Sagittarius, the party animal.  So his moods, his gut reactions, are one of the constant friction points in his life.  His feelings work on the agendas of Saturn and Jupiter, and probably wax and wane between those two luminaries like an internal tide.  Bob being one of the people who secretly launched a sideshow freak into the White House makes all the sense in the world with his 12th house Uranus, plus his Jupiter and fixed stars.

Since we have an actual birth time on this bowl chart (Thanks Viktor!) let’s look at the unoccupied half of the chart.  Here, the inactive portion of the chart is roughly from the 7th through 11th houses.  The midpoint of the big empty spot, the thing that tugs at Bob from a deep place of dissatisfaction, is Jupiter’s 9th house in Neptune’s (and co-ruled by Jupiter) sign of Pisces.  So again, Jupiter and Neptune find a way to be important in this chart.  I need to circle back to Jupiter, hold that thought.

The unoccupied portion of this chart is mostly the part that is about other people, the outside world.  The 7th (it’s actually the middle of the 6th to the middle of the 12th) is about marriage and long-term partnerships, committing to someone or something outside of yourself.  Then the rest of it covers the career, work, extended family, associates, clubs, communities, and organizations, all of the stuff that is not so immediate, up until death.  All of that stuff is sort of  conspicuous in its absence here.  Bob keeps it super close to the vest.  I do need to talk about the 8th house before I move on.

The 8th house is ruled by Pluto, and is importantly in that big empty spot, featuring asteroid Ceres the Earth Mother and the Part of Fortune.  The PoF is the “you are here” of astrology, and marks the location of the Earth itself in the chart, the old third rock from the Sun.   That makes it a prime spot to take action for the chart native, a way of ultimately grounding the sum total energy of the life in an appropriate way, like the X marking the treasure chest on a map.  That is where to dig.   Bob’s PoF is over there in the walled-off portion of his consciousness, next to his desire to nurture and protect (Ceres, the Earth Mother) all mankind (Aquarius).

Back to the Jupiter conversation, which gets trippy.  Again, many people in Trump’s orbit have extreme Jupiter, including most of his family and close associates.  I believe the highly Jupiterian Trump can stand in for Jupiter in certain ways in their charts.  Trump is the action figure with which Bob can work out his Jupiter issues, which are in the 4th house and thus deep in his bones.

That Jupiter has a little entourage, made up of Chiron, Seginus, and Juno, as well as Neptune, if you want to include stragglers.  The old timers sometimes considered all planets in the same sign conjunct, and I get this.  Anyway Bob’s hotspot is in Venus’ sign of Libra, somewhat lightening the obvious emotional depth of the chart overall with an air sign in the 4th house.  But even so, Venus is all about love.  She likes things to appear pleasant and charming, and Neptune is nearby to assist with that.  Like with Roger, I suspect Bob comes across socially as much more pleasant than he really is.  Also Bob probably by no means thinks of himself as a hater.  He is motivated by his heartfelt — if somewhat disconnected from reality checking — feelings of love.

Importantly, Bob has both Juno and Jupiter conjunct Seginus.  Trump has Jupiter on Seginus, and it features prominently in the recap of Trump-adjacent people and their chart factors here (as do Bekah’s Antares and Algol connections discussed below).

With the Mintaka connection firmly in place, Bob is happy to be the engineer of the Trump train.   The things Trump says tickle Bob’s fancy.  His 2nd house Pluto and Mercury are opposed to the 8th house Aquarius and Ceres, which might make Bob detach from his own personal needs and feelings (the Moon and Saturn) and take a more “Age of Aquarius” posture in the public domain.  Here is where I have to take what I can see in the chart and check it against public information, and it does not seem to be playing out quite that way, in fact the opposite.   It could be that Bob feels deeply threatened by that hippie nonsense, of caring about people you don’t know versus money you do in fact own.  That would make sense.

Then we have darling Bekah.

Rebekah Mercer chart

The easy part, Step 1, the Sun is in Sagittarius, Jupiter is the overall chart leader.  Then with the Moon in Venus’ sign of Taurus, we again see the Greater and Lesser Benefics, Jupiter and Venus, highlighted similar to Hope Hicks.

This is obviously a highly dynamic chart, and honestly determining the overall shape is probably more effort than I am willing to put into her.  It is not a locomotive, tripod, or hourglass chart.  I guess that makes it a splay, one who is not easily pigeonholed.  I would imagine that description would fit anyone with a chart this dynamic to some extent.  I don’t know anything about her except that she is a huge toxic dumper of money.  But I imagine she is a bit of a dilettante, doing whatever she wants mostly.

Bekah has a grand trine, (the blue equilateral triangle), a T-square headed by Venus (the red triangle), and a couple of kites headed by Neptune and… Antares!   The great news is that the Antares contact makes her a natural enemy of the Aldebaran-aligned General McMaster, who I really hope fucks her world up beyond all recognition and burns everything she loves to the ground.  [Your friend in Christ, Artnunymiss.]

So Bekah has prominent Neptune and Antares, again in keeping with the recap linked above, wherein lots of Trump-adjacent people have hardcore Neptune and Antares, including Czarinka.  That particular combination seems to me like the source of the refusal to clearly self-identify that I have observed so many times on the right.  Another great thing about the Trump presidency is that the right wing of this country can no longer pretend; they are either with the KKK or not.  Conservatives may no longer sit on the fence and pretend they aren’t deeply aligned.  If they want to clean house, the time has come.  I never thought I would see them forced to reckon as they are now, and it feels good.  Neptune with Antares, a mislabeling of hostility.

The grand trine with kites and T-square configuration makes for complex dynamics and a person who is not so easily explained, especially with multiple inconjuncts or redirections.  Generally speaking, the T-square provides friction, and the grand trine provides flow.  In my own life I experience this as maybe higher highs and lower lows.  The kites make you one for the gifted class, a more capable than average person when you have your heart and mind set on something. The T-square make you able to care more and try harder, plus the trine kicks in to get your whole person working together in concert.

Importantly, daddy’s little Antares antagonist has the Moon on Algol, late in Taurus.  That puts the Moon squarely in the middle of things, like with her dad’s chart.  Bekah’s Venus is in both the trine and the T-square, in my opinion making it a co-leader with Jupiter based on its energetic value.  Algol, as I have discussed elsewhere, is about taking the lid off of things.  Conjunct the Moon, and especially in the chart of an heiress, I am afraid it may take the old “Whatever Lola Wants” idea to extreme new places.  Anything that makes her feel good is okay.  Her dad probably supports that 100 percent.

The Moon does a few things.    It is the mechanism by which we may experience the hologram of our physical experience and find it real.  We do this by having feelings about it, not just thoughts.  Feelings happen in our bodies, in our guts, which if you think about it ghosts don’t have.  Everything in existence, every person and situation, is inherently neutral other than our feelings about them.  Anything can be used in either a positive or negative way, including being murdered — and I say that as one who has had a violent near-death experience, i.e., I have personally been murdered.  I have turned that into a positive by way of this blog, among other things.  It can be done.  Not saying it’s always easy, just that it’s always possible.

So the Moon makes us very changeable, can take us to very dark places inside, and allows us to project our emotions onto other people and things in order to fully experience ourselves as physical beings.   Projection is tricky business, and people trade in it as often as we breathe.   But it doesn’t seem that way, does it?  Not usually.  After working with my Moon for many years, I totally get it now.  Before completing all that work, I felt very much like a victim, and was very moody and angry all the time.  The Moon can make people want to drink, and if Bekah drinks, I would expect her to be a mean and/or weepy drunk.  Getting “in your cups” is likely with both her and her father, with their prominent Moons.  I would not want to be anywhere in the vicinity if either of them were drinking.

Bekah’s Moon is also opposed to both Neptune and Mercury, adding a likelihood of self-deception and rationalization.  The Antares connection will keep things angry and aggressive no matter what, conflict-driven and resentful of integrity and maturity on some level.  Then Neptune, again, is about intuition (especially in a strong Moon chart) but also escapism, substance abuse, manipulation, and lies.

So there is a whole lot more to say about both of these charts, and the comparison of the two.  But what I have already said is the need-to-know. Bottom line, Bob is the true believer with the Mintaka and Seginus connections, the one I would expect to love Trump.  If he were into something else, she would direct herself elsewhere.  She does what she does in response to her dad and because she is a complicated woman with angry, complicating stars.

As I mentioned above, everyone and everything is neutral other than the meanings you discover in your emotional responses.  The Moon is neither your friend nor your enemy, she is both.  So I keep to that point by not focusing on unhappy or negative things like the Mercers any more than is necessary to find my own clarity.  Toodles!



Roger Stone, Astrosplained

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Roger Stone presents a conundrum.  In the brilliant Get Me Roger Stone, he’s very straightforward about his simple set of rules.  One of them is that being ignored is a fate worse than death.  So it’s like when a spree killer goes on a rampage because he wants to be famous.  Should we pay attention to him?  Can we not?

I appreciate that Stone tells people directly that he will lie anytime it serves him.  Here we can take a tip from Maya Angelou and believe him.  Roger is wearing the proverbial sign.  Except he’s not stupid, he’s a misanthrope.   Not quite as intense as Ayn Rand, but a Hall of Famer nonetheless.

I’ve decided to let him have his 15 minutes, he’s earned it.  I also don’t care if he likes it or not.  Also, it’s in the public interests.  Thus, gentle reader, I shall Astrosplain Roger Stone.

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First things first, determining a chart leader.   Virgo Sun, ruled by Saturn.  Overall, Roger does come across as Virgo with his natty dress, physical fitness lifestyle, and obvious fussiness for details.  The Sun is our conscious mind, the ego, our sense of who we are in the world.  The heavy Saturn influence in this chart makes him critical, judgmental, probably somewhat tight-fisted, and the player of a long game.  Heavy Saturn can make someone feel like a punisher.  Strong Saturns tend to feel their own authority even when nobody else does.

A bowl chart is one in which all of the major planets are in half of the chart.  This creates a certain type of focus or partial obliviousness.  The red line across the middle of a bowl chart can be sort of a personal line of demarcation.  It’s the boundary the person places between themselves and the rest of the world, i.e., everything that begins and ends in that big empty side.  (For a bowl chart, we’re only looking at major planets; I have other asteroids and points displayed above, so the empty half doesn’t look perfectly empty.)  Bowl charts can be “glass half-empty” people, intractable and never satisfied.  Bob Mueller and Bernie Sanders both have bowl charts, as does el presidente.  There is a stubbornness or refusal to see it any other way.

Next most prominent thing, the big red triangle is called a T-square.  It’s like a fistfight within the personality, a sort of personal combustion engine wherein different aspects of the personality don’t mesh well.  His T-square explains a lot.  The two cutting planets, the red line going straight across, are Jupiter and the conjunction (or coupling) of Mars and the Moon.  If you allow Trump to stand in for Jupiter, this could look like anyone who attacks Trump gets the ugliest scorn Roger can muster.

Any planet at the apex of a T-square is an MVP, especially in a bowl chart where it’s basically the soup in the bowl.  Roger uses thoughts and words in a Plutonian/controlling way to settle the constant conflict between his self-promotion and the way he feels and acts.  Pluto with that Moon/Mars conjunction in a T-square, I would expect someone quite moody and snappish, but he has other factors that lend polish as discussed above.  This is a complicated individual, driven, and never satisfied.

Roger’s line in the sand is his obstinate (Taurus) desire to self-serve and self-promote (Jupiter) in opposition with his gut feelings, especially anger (Moon conjunct Mars).   Roger may seek to address that burning desire for war in his gut by self-promoting.  Or when Roger feels blue about his self-promotions, he goes into attack mode.  Both of those last two ideas may bounce back and forth, tag-team style.  Whenever Roger needs a pick-me-up, I imagine he reaches for a cocktail and shifts into attack mode. He never stops working, especially while relaxing.

That stubborn late-Taurus Jupiter is why Roger is still in the game.  He is basically a Washington camp follower, who has never been and will never be actually a part of the government (Jupiter), but makes his living participating in it.  He is archetypally a court jester, trading in tricks and surprises more than humor, who also serves as a spy.  He used his clever Uranus to create a niche for himself.  Then like the bull, he stood his ground and dominated his patch.  The intense Saturn in this chart makes him extra stubborn and willing to wait as long as it takes.

Roger has some beautifully bright stars.   His Moon is conjunct a lovely star called Agena, adding the nature of Jupiter and Venus to his emotional self.  Roger clearly likes the good life, self-pampering, all of the Venusian attributes, plus Jupiterian politics is obviously his life’s blood.   The softening, enhancing factor of Agena may be what makes Roger less snappish and more Venusian/polished considering the profound snarliness of this chart.  He is obviously very high-functioning, and able to channel his anger into productive avenues that serve his overall goals.  He also has Mars on Toliman, another inflection similar to Agena’s, but applied to his aggression and assertion.  Roger does to some extent show a more evolved Mars.  While his bile is not a secret, he is, again, very high-functioning and has carved out an Oval Office-adjacent niche for himself.  No mean feat for a humorless court jester.

Then the apex of this internal pyramid, the thing he will use to try to resolve the conflict of his T-square, is his Pluto/Mercury conjunction, where again the two planets are merged.  Pluto is the one who ripped a hole in the Earth, so he could drag the child Persephone into hell and keep her for himself.  Not saying, just saying.   We all have this dark side somewhere in our charts, this inability to know when enough is enough, desire to control and destroy, the desire to take people past their limits.  The question is how much we evolve, and how we use this energy.  Pluto sends people in one direction or the other, there is no middle.  Pluto makes you either give in to your lowest urges, or transcend.  Roger and his words are very polarizing.

Mercury represents our thoughts and communications.  I think that’s fairly self-explanatory here.  Roger uses aggressive, controlling words in his self-promotion, and can be very nasty about it, too.  He is a culture warrior, who makes his living being clever and chatty.   And like Hope Hicks, he has that Neptune inconjunct Jupiter that would give him the ability to say what daddy wants to hear, the way he wants to hear it, intuitively.

In this chart, Aldebaran is conjunct asteroid Ceres, the Earth Mother.  Ceres is a minor chart influence, but Aldebaran is always a big deal, especially in the Trump administration.  For one thing, it is in permanent opposition to Antares, the astrological Cain to Aldebaran’s Abel.  Antares is a prominent star in the Trump crowd, as discussed in the recap here.  The natural antagonism of these two stars is self-perpetuating, like rust or credit card debt.  When you stand on one or the other position, align with either the hero or the anti-hero, you immediately show up on radar for those in the other position.

Bashar described Aldebaran as the Department of Archetypes, a sort of universal master key that enables one to make any sort of psychic connections.  This undoubtedly assists Rogers Uranian inventiveness   However, like Algol and Fomalhaut, IMO the key to success with this star is integrity.  Actually I recommend maximizing integrity at all times, but that is a personal preference.  And importantly, it is one I do not share with Roger Stone.  It’s not that Roger has no personal code of ethics.  It’s that he arbitrates his rules, regardless of other people’s considerations.  At the end of the day, this puts him more on the other side, in the Antares camp in my estimation, at the less-evolved, self-serving, angry end of the masculinity continuum.  Aldebaran is like a Willy Wonka golden ticket, yes.  But Stone has it on an asteroid, Ceres the Earth Mother.   And with Aldebaran as with Mr. Wonka, you need to check yourself before you wreck yourself.   Also his hatred of General McMaster must be visceral, judging by InfoWars.

At the end of the day, despite the bright blessings of Aldebaran, Agena, and Toliman, Roger does not register to my eyes as a hero or one who will ultimately win the day, despite likely being pardoned and living out his life quite well.  And clearly there is a perfectly valid opposite viewpoint.   For those who share Roger’s values, he looks like the Archangel Michael aspect of Aldebaran, boldly striking down what he perceives as the devil attacking his child.  Again, Stone and I simply disagree on our core values.  I do believe he will get what is coming to him, mostly after death.  But he will also not fully prosper as he believes.  He will define it as a win, because that is what he does.

That said, again, the key to Aldebaran is the high road.  A person who flatly explains that he will lie whenever and however it suits him seems to present an integrity paradox, but not really.   The devil is a liar, and he doesn’t always lie about it.  Roger’s rationale for manipulating, lying, and cheating people is that if they are dumb enough to go the integrity route, they deserve whatever they get.   At least that was my take-away from the documentary, your mileage may vary.  Again, I appreciated him delineating the rules.  Very Virgo of him.  Saturn loves to sort, categorize and break down, and the Saturn in him is quite materially fixated and results-oriented I am sure.  That is his version of integrity, telling you up front that he is fighting dirty.

Roger was the first person with whom I noticed the Algorab connection, which he has conjunct Vesta.  Vesta the True Believer is another minor chart factor like Ceres.  However, context is everything.  If I were looking at a parent’s chart, Ceres would bring more to bear.  In this chart, Vesta and Juno are both important.  Vesta represents core beliefs, that which we hold most sacred, that which we would kill or die for.  Based partially on reviewing this chart and Paul Manafort’s, I am rethinking Juno as purely partnership, not so much domestic partnership.  Juno is about the people with whom we interact most closely.  Ceres is about those we nurture and protect.

After looking at a dozen or so charts of Roger’s friends, I have come to understand the   Algorab connection as marking a soul family, individuals with multiple interactive incarnations over millennia, who incarnated as a group on the very specific agenda that we are watching play out.   That may sound drastic, it really isn’t.    There are many soul families on Earth working through their shared agendas.  Every religion, group, and club of every sort meets that description to some extent.  But the Algorab thing is a much smaller group of individuals overall, and I believe their ultimate goal, whatever it may be, is negative in intent.  We may be seeing the full extent of it coming to fruition by virtue of the fact that we are all saying President Trump now.  Knock wood that this is as far as it goes.  I do not really see how much farther they could take things, but that seems like opening an unhappy door in my head.

Also Roger has Saturn, his chart leader, on Algorab.  The nature of Saturn is to literalize and materialize, thus to the extent you may consider him successful or highly functioning, what we can see of his handwork, the things he has manifested, must on some level reflect Algorab.   This is how I am discovering the meaning of Algorab.

Uranus, Jupiter, and Juno all deserve some discussion.   Trump is quite Jupiterian, and this planet also features in the charts of everyone from Melania to Ivanka and the Tweedles to Hope Hicks.  Literally almost everyone in Trump’s daily life has intense Jupiter.  Again, Roger has Jupiter in the rim opposition.  That lust for fame and fortune has everything to do with it.

Then he has Uranus at the head of what I call a mini-kite, the blue triangle from Uranus to Jupiter and Venus.  Again, as with Hope Hicks, both of the benefics are emphasized in a positive way, furthering the theme with Agena and Toliman discussed above.  If the Emperor and Empress were planets, they would be Jupiter and Venus.  Roger knows how to sit well with people in power.  And importantly, he knows how to be a wild card (Uranus) for them in a positive way, like a court jester.

Okay, this is a lot of words about Roger.  I started this quite a while back and haven’t felt like it was fully Jello yet.  I hope Bob Mueller rips him to shreds, because Roger has made it his life’s work to antagonize people like me.  He is also coming for General McMaster in no uncertain terms these days via the wingnut interwebs, for the same Mars/Aldebaran reason.  I predict, again, that Roger will not serve the prison time he deserves.  His fate will be what others would call ruin and disgrace, but he will still have money and a certain portion of the rich will always love him, and that is what he cares about.  And again, he will declare victory, because that is what Roger does.





















Hope Hicks, Astrosplained

Someone I knew almost nothing about — including what she looked like, until I decided to do this chart — is Hope Hicks.  I have heard the name several times before, but always in a context where someone else was more compelling.  Last night, Hope Hicks showed up on my radar, so here she is.  To be clear, Hicks is the one who isn’t Omarosa, Kellyanne Conway, or Farah Suckabee Flanders.

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A few key points leap out.  First, Hicks has a Jupiter bucket chart.  Jupiter, the Greater Benefic, takes on added significance here for a couple of reasons.  One, the singleton planet in a bucket chart is always an energetic fulcrum.  Jupiter is also key in Hicks’ chart because her chart leader is Venus, the Lesser Benefic.    Those two have a mutually beneficial effect on each other, the planets they influence, and the personality overall.

Also, on some level, anyone who wants to work in government should have a strong Jupiter.  Also Jupiter is well personified by her boss, the guy who lives to run around the world literally plastering his name on giant buildings so he can get richer and more famous every day.  She has some very strong positives, and is very well-suited for her role.

The overall tone of this chart, with the Venus in late Libra and Pisces Moon, is polished.  Venus has a way of smoothing everything over and softening people and situations.  (Or hardening certain people in other situations, D’OH!)   I expect butter to never melt in Hicks’ mouth.  She is apparently too smart to get into any position where she would be stuck trying to smooth out things Trump said, at least on camera.

Her pronounced Neptune is also critical to making her perfect for the role she is in.  Neptune is about appearances, smoke and mirrors, entertainment, illusions, and delusions.  She needs to have master ninja skills on all of that, and I believe she does.    Neptune is also about intuition and emotional fluency, and I believe she also has that going for her very much, especially at the head of that mini-kite and with her Pisces Moon.  Like Erik Prince, Hope Hicks should have a superpower of verbal manipulation.  She is their Counselor Troi.

Her Neptune is also inconjunct Jupiter, which seems fairly self-explanatory when you think about her job, the roles of the two planets, and an inconjunct as a rerouting or redirection.  That particular aspect could be in her job description as White House Spin Doctor, like you need a degree in communications and Neptune inconjunct Jupiter.

Depending on the birth time, Mars could be in either Aries or Pisces.  What do we know?  There is an inconjunct to the sun, so the Mars energy is being redirected.  Mars at 1 Aries is unredirectable.    If Hicks were overtly aggressive, we would all know about her, and she would be long gone, faster than Spicy.  Women would never get that surly in front of Trump and be kept around.  (Seriously, look who his crowd labels a “thug woman,” because that’s totally a thing.)  No, I think especially with her hyped up Neptune, we can call that Mars in Pisces with the covert action, fairly straightforward passive-aggression, working behind the scenes.  Mars works for Neptune here.

I don’t have her birth time to look at her houses, and see what’s happening in the third house of communication or on the angles.  But my MO with Astrosplaining is to go with what I know:

  • Hicks has mostly stayed below the radar despite being deeply involved from the beginning.
  • Trump has apparently never yelled at her, which is a special distinction based on the two minutes of research I did.

That is winning with Venus and Neptune.  When playing ball with Jupiter (big daddy), it’s good to know when to tickle his proverbial  balls, and it seems like she does.  Knowing how to always rub Trump the right way is a skill that even Melania doesn’t have (need).  Really, it is phenomenal skill on Hicks’ part that she is still there.

The Pisces (Neptune) Moon lends the ability to actually feel the energy of the room, the energy dynamics between the players, the way others can see the dynamics visually.  I have this same thing, but I don’t use it anywhere near as effectively as Hicks clearly does.  That is a classic 12th house (Pisces) thing, hiding in plain sight while automagically using your superpower.  Then she has that enhanced, traditionally feminine Venus for the win.

Hicks has a large empty spot in her chart, about 106 degrees from Jupiter to Venus.  Directly across from the approximate midpoint of that blank area is Pallas Athena at 3 Aquarius.  That becomes a key energetic point, because of both the location in the chart and the relationships between Neptune and Pallas, described below.  Nature abhors a vacuum, and consciousness is natural.  That hole always seeks to be filled, and Pallas is directly situated to address it.  The Kozminsky symbol for Hicks’ Pallas:

3º Aquarius: A white-haired man, holding a cross before him, walking over a mosaic pavement.
Denotes one of a truly religious mind whose career will be as full of incident as the many pieces which go to make a mosaic pavement are full of color. Material life is not without its dangers-moral and physical-but the native is not born under the heel of fear. He sees beyond his times and bears his cross. It is a symbol of Faithfulness.

Neptune famously raped Medusa, who was at the time a priestess in the Temple of Pallas Athena.  After the rape, Pallas beheaded Medusa to balance the defilement of her temple.    The ordinary understanding, as it was told to me at least, is that Pallas acted there as the field marshal, doing what needed to be done to fulfill her mission, regardless of her personal feelings about it.  Athena is still seen as the goddess of wisdom, yet in that same interpretation she was an anti-feminist who blamed the victim, killing Medusa for Neptune’s crimes, and turning her into a monster as the abuse snowballed.

That was how I understood it until the first time I drove out of Los Angeles.  I had never seen anything like that indescribable, extreme spaghetti-bowl traffic, with at least 30 or 40 lanes of traffic all merging and diverging near the Staples Center.   When I saw the stadium and before I knew what it was, I imagined it perfectly covered Medusa’s head, and the lanes of traffic were her hair.   Once that image came to mind, I couldn’t shake it.   I felt like the nub of her neck ended in approximately El Monte, California, 13 miles away.  Anyway, after successfully riding the big Medusa out of LA, I had a different understanding of Pallas Athena.

When Medusa entered Pallas’ temple, that initiation was an ego death.  Her body was still alive, and she lived as a temple virgin, so she didn’t necessarily notice.  But on a deeper level, her soul merged into a much larger being, Pallas Athena, and she became another appendage, another jewel in Athena’s crown, another finger on her hand.  That eternal vantage point from Athena’s crown was a far greater existence than Medusa could ever have achieved on her own.

While Medusa may not have been fully conscious of it at the time, her soul’s capacity expanded exponentially, to the full extend of Pallas Athena’s spiritual mastery.  So Medusa’s body was only symbolically relevant even before Neptune raped her.    To Athena, removing Medusa physically from the temple was like cutting out a tumor, leaving only the healthy tissue behind.  Like an animal chewing its leg off to get out of a trap.  Pallas teaches us to define our own wholeness.  Also to fight like a man.

Pallas refused to be who Neptune said she was:  a victim.  Medusa didn’t fully know it, but Athena already knew Medusa was much more than anything that could be raped or overcome.  The part of Medusa that believed she could be disempowered, the ego mask, is the hideous part that her abusers can still see.

Mythologically, Pallas was born fully formed, springing from the head of Zeus.  It is said that Zeus pulled the unborn Pallas from her mother’s womb and into himself.  Thus she sprung out of his head fully formed, and has a hypermasculine quality.

Astrologically, asteroid Pallas  has a glyph like Venus’, but with a diamond-shaped head, like a cut diamond popping out of a head.  Where Venus looks at herself in the mirror, Pallas looks at dynamics.  Pallas is the field marshal, who identifies patterns and creates strategies.   I think of Pallas’ diamond head like the stone at the top of Indy’s staff:

staff of raI have learned mythology by doing astrology, and I find that the two influences go back and forth quite a bit, in some charts more than others.  In this case, I am finding the old stories to track very well with individual characters in our palace intrigue.

Trump is quite the Jupiterian character.  Hicks is very Neptunian, which allows her to be something of a chameleon.  That and her strong Venus and Libra make it easy for Hicks to know who you want her to be, and then appear to be that.  If she ever writes a book about working women, I would definitely buy that one before Czarinka‘s.  Based on publicly available information, Hicks has mad skills.

At the end of the day, I don’t expect Hicks to need a pardon.  She is one to play chess, not checkers.  She has managed to dodge every landmine, grenade, and artillery strike the maniac in chief has thrown for this long, because the bitch is good.  She is the sort who covers her own butt for the most part, I would imagine.

She may have overstepped though, especially if she does have the Algorab contact.   If she came here as part of that group of crows listed in the recap here (wait, what is a group of crows called?) she may have gotten carried away by her own Neptune.  It is possible she believes her own propaganda.  I do not perceive her using the escapism of Neptune in terms of substance abuse, which is another possibility with strong Neptune.   Lies are the cheapest and easiest form of escape.  The problem with drinking the Kool-Aid is, well, it’s poisoned.  The person who mixes it up should remember that.

The possibility that she stepped in it is especially likely if she does also have that Seginus contact with Vesta.  Of all things, Hicks appears to have Vesta the True Believer conjunct Seginus, and thus Trump’s Jupiter.  (In case that Jupiter focal point in Hicks’ chart and/or Trump’s personification of it wasn’t already clear.)   Seginus-Vesta could easily lead her to be swept up in the river of lies and drown.

Remember, Hicks’ razzle-dazzle Neptune and Pisces Moon aren’t the main point of this chart, they are an added bonus in service of Jupiter.  More than a lagniappe, though, Neptune is the WD40 that allows Hicks to slide through the pre-apocalypse unscathed and almost entirely below radar.  It is at the head of that pattern I call a mini-kite, with the Moon and Pluto.  So she is fearless in her intuition and ability to roll with the changes.  But make no mistake, this is all about Jupiter, that bucket handle planet which represents the government, and specifically Trump.  And if Hicks does have that Vesta on Seginus, conjunct Trump’s Jupiter?  Then yes, this is the hill she wants to die on.  People come among the crows of Algorab on a very specific agenda.

Saturn plays a lesser but crucial role in this chart.  Venus, the chart leader, is in Virgo.  Venus in Virgo is the Virgin.  She is very, very picky, well aware of her own needs, and plays it close to the vest; a material girl in a material world.   So Saturn does have some say in things here.  Where is Saturn?  Conjunct Uranus, in Sagittarius — ruled by Jupiter.  If this chart were paper-mache, Saturn would be the paste.  Saturn stabilizes the connections between the key players in her chart — Venus, Jupiter, and Neptune.

Saturn is a truly brilliant factor of Hicks’ chart, and a perfect reflection of the woman herself.    Aside from adding stability to the co-leader, Jupiter, and reinforcing the co-leadership with Venus, adding resolve to that whole thing, but it makes her perfect for Trump.

Look at the close conjunction between Hicks’  Saturn conjunct Uranus.  Uranus is the wild card, the loose cannon of astrology.   Here, Hicks has kept her friends close and her enemy (Uranus, the uncontrolled) closest of all.  This is how she rides out Hurricane Donald.  Saturn is her amazing equilibrium source.  Hicks has Saturn wrapped so tight around Uranus, it is like she has contained the maelstrom, using her Saturn to ride herd on the industrial-grade mayhem.

Everything about this chart says Hicks is a true believer in what she does, and she was born to do it very well.  I am working without a birth time, so to some degree I am spitballing it based on what I can observe.  Trump has Seginus conjunct Jupiter, and I have found several other Seginus contacts among his crew, including Hicks’ possible Seginus-Vesta.  I use a fairly ruthless orb for most fixed stars of 1 degree.  But again, I am spitballing without the birth time and do not have precise natal degrees.  Jamie has done the math on each one and assigned them orbs.  He gives Seginus an orb of 1.40.  So I go with what I know.  Hicks has been Trump’s gal Friday this whole time.  I am giving her the Seginus-Vesta connection, because of her intense Jupiter, and Trump’s Jupiter-Seginus.  She is somehow in Trump’s sweet or blind spot.

Hicks, the Communications Director I think, also possibly has Mercury conjunct Algorab.  I was unaware of that star (and Seginus) until I began Astrosplaining the Trump-adjacent, and I found that many of them have this connection as recapped here.   So Hicks’ Mercury is right in that neighborhood, and Mercury is technically what she does for a living.  So I’m giving her the Seginus and Algorab connections based on the evidence of her brilliant swamp survival.  The way to survive in a swamp is to be an alligator, basically.

That sounds like I am calling Hicks an alligator.  No, I am convincing myself not to like her just based on the intense moxy in this chart.  I really don’ hate players, but I hate this game until I can taste it.
























New White House Linens

When I arrive at the Pearly Gates, I want to make sure I have something to say for myself.  I don’t want it to be said that I left the American Soviet-Themed Housewares community hanging.   Their needs are important to me, and I’m proving it.  A chicken in every pot, a hammer and sickle on every table!

hammer and sickle


Letters to My Countrymen: The Guy Who Shot Malala

Dear Countrymen,

Regarding the deaths of some men who may have attacked Malala, I must send words of loving counsel.

As a Catholic, I do not approve of the taking of life.   As a firefighter I did not gloat over the death of bin Laden.  That emotional restraint wasn’t my Catholicism, though.  It’s a result of the near-death experience I had as a child.  Thinking death is funny when it happens to someone else is for those who think it won’t happen to them.

That said, my old man is in the other room yelling, “Artnunymiss, you got some Astrosplaining to do!” so here’s the chase:

  1. I have enough information to do this post, and have no idea of that guy’s name.  Will do my best to never know it, and win.
  2. Habeas corpus was nowhere in sight, thus I am not a fan.
  3. Malala is now a worldwide one-namer, like Madonna and Oprah.
  4. Her injuries have really healed well and she looks fucking amazing, and wins.

Your friend in Christ,





Joe Arpaio, Astrosplained

Joe Arpaio is sort of the perfect storm of influences to show where America is right now.   I cannot interpret and type up charts fast enough for this administration, so I will pause for a quick recap.  You can scroll down to the chart, if you want to skip the recap/summary and go directly to the Arpaio Astrosplaining.

My main interest in the Astrosplaining series is what I am coming to think of as the fascist/antifascist axis in human experience.  My idea is that those of us who have other incarnations in ancient Orion, and continue to experience this theme of fascism/fighting fascism in this life, will have prominent Mintaka connections in our natal charts (as I do).  So I started looking at the people who I react to on a gut level and Astrosplaining them, looking for my Mintaka and Antares opponents in society writ large. My intuition tracks fairly well with my findings so far.

I have a juiced-up Pallas, so I like to identify patterns.  Here are a few of my general observations of the Trump-related charts I have reviewed (including those I have not blogged), before I get to Arpaio:

  • bowl and wedge charts
  • prominent to extreme Jupiter (most Trumps, Bannon, Sater)
  • impaired or haywire Neptune (Ivana’s kids, Melania, Manafort, Stone, Sater)
  • Antares (Czarinka, Stephen Miller, Prince, Devos) [General McMaster is the natural enemy of Antares natives]
  • Algol the blinking demon (General Kelly, Priebus, Stone, Arpaio)
  • Algorab the Crow (Manafort, Stone, Tillerson, Miller, Gorka)

I believe the Algorab contingent are a specific group of related souls who have incarnated together at this time to pursue specific mutual goals, just as a group of literal crows may work together to kill an eagle.

trump eagle

On the bright side:

  • Speaking of eagles, General McMaster has an extremely auspicious Aldebaran/Mars/Pallas.  General McMaster is IMHO currently the leader of what I think of as America.
  • General Kelly has Fomalhaut, however he will not withstand the same speeds and pressures as General McMaster.  I believe he is a man of integrity doing his best to bail water from Hurricane Donald.  No one individual has a big enough heart to fix this.
  • General Mattis is a capable individual.  I have not fully reviewed his chart.

Joe Arpaio, General Mattis, and General McMaster have bucket charts (Saturn, Saturn, and Neptune, respectively).  General McMaster is the 3D (or 9D) chess player, the bowl/bundle charts are the checkers people.  (No offense to those with bowl charts.  Bernie has a bowl chart, and I love him and his dense, unwavering stubbornness.  The guy is staunch, a human wall.)   The Antares (and eventually Algorab) people are endangered by General McMaster. He is the lion in this game reserve.  General McMaster will be the Duncan MacLeod of the clan MacLeod of this whole mess.

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Ayn Rand fairly personifies the dark side of Mintaka.  I am including her as she is the intellectual flagship of the GOP, and her chart and life display the negative side of Mintaka quite well; Erik Prince is slightly stronger in that reflection than her, because he literally kills people.  But Arpaio is Mintaka on the nose, because he was in physical possession of the people, harassing and exploiting them until they died, thus firing on every piston.  Barron Trump has Mintaka directly on the IC, which I am interpreting as a deep connection to the antifascist side of the Orion wars.  (We will have to wait and see which direction this Orion theme manifests with him, where he decides to go.  But it will manifest.)  Steve Bannon and Felix Sater both have Jupiter on Mintaka.

Erik Prince has Vesta (the True Believer) on Mintaka.  He also has Mars on Antares (toxic masculinity), directly opposed General McMaster’s Mars/Pallas on Aldebaran.    Those two, Prince and General McMaster, are very well-matched in a dog fight.

Priebus has a super interesting chart for a rainy day, with Aldebaran/Pallas, which could have put General McMaster on his side.  But he also has both Algol (Mars) and Algorab (Juno) contacts, which make him a bit baffling to me.  General McMaster is the natural enemy of the Antares people, and is ultimately incompatible with the Algorab people, not necessarily the Algol people.  The Algol connection will depend upon their integrity level, whether they withstand contact with General McMaster.  Algol is not the easiest blinking demon to ride gracefully.

Algol is about taking the lid off, like Pandora’s box.  For a lot of people, lack of restraint tends to go badly.  Most of us need some guard rails in life.  But Algol allows the native to go in any direction, based on free will.  Algol’s reputation for decapitation or hanging may be an overliteralization of the idea of taking the lid off.

However, I do think of the overall influence of Algol in this administration as that which is capable of taking the lid off by getting rid of Trump or toppling the chief executive.  That sort of Algol would make an enemy of General McMaster, who I believe is there to protect the country.   I would expect General McMaster not to allow a coup simply because our government is set up to never have one.  That is not a trick this animal can do.  General McMaster is not the guy who stands by while you kill America.

I note that Arpaio has ugly Algol, and  I suspect the pardon made General McMaster’s teeth hurt.  This is one possible example of Algol potentially toppling the government, extreme civil unrest due to the Arpaio pardon.

So far my theory of Astrosplaining fascism is holding up quite well.   For example, Steve Mnuchin doesn’t strike me as part of this particular theme.  My sense of him is just another greedy fool, which is usually either Saturn (material concerns) or Jupiter (expansion/gaining) gone amok.  Their charts verify that he and Mrs. Mnooch both arrive from outside the ideological war, no contact with any of the heavyweight fixed stars listed above, just as I expected intuitively.  A lot of the Orion/Mintaka people are somewhat below-radar in daily society, people like Erik Prince or Ayn Rand who are well-known in certain circles, but not really among the overall population considering their actual influence.

One who does bad things because he is restless and clever (Mercury) is different than one who does bad things because he enjoys inflicting pain (Pluto).  Saturn does bad things because he is petty and stingy.  Jupiter does bad things because he is greedy and likes to be important.   Mintaka is the one who does bad things for ideology, fun, and profit, like Erik Prince.  And Arpaio.  It’s a three-pointed idea, like if Saturn, Pluto, and Jupiter had a baby.  An evil, demented baby.

Mintaka is an outer octave of Pluto, and tracks directly to narcissism and codependence.  To be clear, I am using the strict definition of codependence:  putting the needs of others before one’s own, the opposite of narcissism.   Again, everything can go either way.  Every coin has three sides:  the head, the tail, and the rim.  Similarly, every experience has a positive, negative, and toggle.  So the entire axis runs from the extreme codependence, where others feel more real or valid than oneself, to extreme narcissism, where others feel less real or valid than oneself.  And that brings us to Joe Arpaio.

joe arpaio chart

First things first, chart leader and shape.  Sun in Gemini, Mercury and Mintaka combust, or closely conjunct the Sun.  So technically Mercury gets to be the winner, chicken dinner.  Not the moldy bologna sandwiches he feeds the prisoners.  However because of the nature of the Sun, its central role in the existence, Mercury is like a finger on the Sun’s hand here IMO.

In terms of the shape, I am calling it a Saturn bucket for now.  Could arguably be seen other ways, and I may review this later.  But the Saturn bucket makes perfect sense for a police officer.  Saturn and Jupiter are both greedy and selfish.  But Saturn is cold and sour.  Saturn sweats the details and collects to the penny, where Jupiter thinks big and has a good time.  Saturn travels in the cheapest and least comfortable way possible, where Jupiter finds a way to do a hostile takeover of a corporate jet company, and uses their transport.  They are equally greedy and selfish, but they act almost like a zoom, where Saturn zooms in and Jupiter zooms out.

For now, I am looking at Saturn.  Arpaio is notoriously petty.  He didn’t come up with the world’s cheapest bologna sandwiches all at once.  That was one of his weird cheapskate ideas that tickled his fancy (Uranus opposition Moon).  It worked for his harsh, petty Saturn, and his T-square apex Pluto intervened with a cruel and oppressive idea and carried it to its ludicrous extreme.  The astrological equation for all of that is right there in his chart.

Arpaio’s Saturn also has an inconjunct with Neptune in a sign ruled by Saturn, and therefore on Saturn’s agenda, in Virgo.  The inconjunct is an energetic redirection or work-around.   In this chart, I expect it to blur the edges of reality with respect to Saturn’s petty, punishing sense of entitlement.  This is exactly how he ran afoul of the law, by losing track of actual jurisprudence (like America’s Saturn opposing Arpaio’s personal Saturn) because of his officiousness.  His chart played itself out until his hallucinations manifested as literally other people.  Then Saturn did its reality check, then Trump tore up the check.  (Bashar has described Trump as having the trickster energy.  I had not realized a heyoka could be unconscious of his role, but apparently so.)

Arpaio hits all the marks for an old-school, ancient-Orion fascist: finds increasingly cruel ways to exploit others for more fun and greater profit.  Note his Sun on Mintaka.  Because of the special role of the Sun in astrology, both Mercury (his thoughts and communications) and Mintaka are basically sublimated to the ego in this chart.  Every breath he takes is in service of the Orion wars.  My Mintaka is only on Venus.  His is on the Sun, for cry eye.

My personal recollection of Orion involves vast slaveholdings, much worse than even the African slave trade, which seems to my mind like the worst thing I can honestly imagine.  There were many more people involved with the abuse in ancient Orion, many millions more, and over a much longer span of time, with the cruelty constantly growing more demanding and depraved.  It got so out of hand that the worst planet, Huva, was destroyed.  (This was many millions of years ago, Mintaka is approximately there now.)   The oppression I am aware of on Earth  is the tip of the ancient Orion iceberg.  Mintaka is that particular idea of holding captive sentient beings and monetizing their suffering. Mintaka also is a theme among those who know the other side of that, those who have been so exploited.

Any time you have a T-square (the red triangle), the planet at the apex is another key to the chart, somewhat like the handle on a bucket.   In this case the T-square is Uranus, the Moon, and Pluto at the apex.  That is a very unstable mixture, key word volatile.   This element of this chart would suggest extreme control issues and highly variable moods and ideas.  Pluto adds an all or nothing, black and white, polarizing vibration.  The Moon would tend to blur the boundaries of where the trouble really lies (especially with his co-opted chart leader, Mercury, his thoughts and communications), and then his Pluto would try to control others enough to stop the raging fire within.  Bad (or sick) guy! Sad!

It is ultimately a bit difficult to determine an overall chart leader here.  Mercury is technically the ruler because the Sun is in Gemini.  But it is debilitated by the Sun, and the Sun is specially empowered.  The Saturn bucket handle is prominent, and Saturn is in a sign it co-rules.  Then the Moon acts as another fulcrum, waxing and waning, pulling focus back and forth between the Sun and Saturn like an energetic tide.

It comes down to a question of whether you see Arpaio as more money- or ego-driven.  Saturn is the miser, the Sun is the ego.   Astrologically he is really quite both, and the Mars/Algol conjunction moves into prominence despite Mars being less engaged than some other planets overall, because of the magnitude of Algol.

A Saturn bucket can be IMO a bit dark.  Saturn is the planet that we use for a negative answer in yes or no questions.  That is the nutshell way to understand Saturn.  He is everybody you would rather not deal with, who tells you no, gets all up in your business, and makes you deal with or pay them:  the police, the tax man, the grim reaper.  This is an Earth element planet, and can make people energetically dense.   Arpaio’s Ceres (the Earth Mother) in Capricorn, ruled by Saturn, suggests a firm belief in tough love and character-building experiences.

If there were such a thing as a dual bucket, a bucket with two handles, Arpaio could have Saturn and the Moon.  The Moon is about all of the parts of life we have a hard time putting our fingers on, like dreams, feelings, and parts of ourselves we are not so aware of.   The Moon does not have any light of her own, she only mirrors the Sun.  For less evolved people with prominent Moons, there is a danger of projecting one’s own thoughts, feelings, and shortcomings onto others, a failure to see that there is no out there, out there.    It is possible that Arpaio’s relentless abuse of Latinos comes from this kind of projection, self-hatred turned inside out.  This is his Moon reflecting his Sun, and again, drawing his energies back and forth between the Sun and Saturn like an internal tide.

There really is a lot to look at here, but I think the Mars/Chiron/Algol conjunction is also important.  As discussed, I am calling Saturn and the Sun the co-leaders, with the Moon, Pluto, and Mars also important.  But Algol cannot simply be ignored.

As discussed above, I see Algol as a metaphor for taking the lid off, like Pandora’s Box.  Then Arpaio has all this moodiness with his Moon.  The Moon rules one sign, Cancer.  That is where we find both Venus, his ability to love and be loved, and Pluto, the devil, at the head of that volatile T-square.  Those things are inextricably bound to his moods.  This  individual is both highly emotional and intensely linear, in terms of his wavering, and his materialism and desire for control of the material world.

Arpaio has an aspect pattern that I think of as a mini-kite, the blue triangle from the Sun/Mercury/Mintaka to Uranus and Jupiter.  A proper kite would be flanking one side of a grand trine, where there is a higher level of order in place and then this is like a little booster.  However, I see this configuration often enough that I feel it still has a similar energy, of being like a little extra sail in the personality.  Maybe ranges from like a solar charger for your phone, to Cindy Crawford’s mole, depending on the person.  Just a theory, don’t quote me.

Anyway if the mini-kite is a different sort of T-square, where the planets are engaged in this little subprocess in a positive way, that would be like people in three different departments of a large company that are really great friends, because they are on a sports team together after work.  Then within the overall company, you might expect certain benefits when any one of them is inclined to help or support you, because they are a package deal energetically.  Of course that sort of thing can go either way.  But if it were causing friction, it would be in a T-square.  So this sort of mini-kite is a smoothening out IMHO, a leveraged or extra cooperative circuit within the personality.  I feel like it still counts even without the grand trine.

On that theory, then, Arpaio’s apex planet is the Sun, further assisted by Mintaka and Mercury.  That is in Gemini, under the auspices of Mercury, subjugated by the Sun.  Jupiter and Juno are in Leo, ruled by the Sun.  Uranus is in Aries, ruled by Mars on Algol.  Despite being sort of a bit player in this chart so far, the fact that Mars is on Algol makes that Mars a force to be reckoned with.  This is all very tangled, and here is how I believe it plays out in real life:

tent city pink The above picture tells the story of Arpaio’s fantasy world played out with real people.  This has everything to do with weird cruelty and damaged masculinity.  The guy on the right in this picture looks like he is struggling to keep his pants on.  Everything about this smacks of Mintaka to me, right where his Sun is:  a captive population is abused and exploited in increasingly petty and bizarre ways, to meet the spiraling emotional needs of an empowered sociopath.  Arpaio was convicted of violating the cruel and unusual punishment bit, go figure.

So the thing where he needs to dress the underclass in pink, while his surrogates look like commandos, that is Arpaio’s broken Mars bouncing off of his Mintaka-based ego, with some help from Uranus in the weirdness and creativity department.

Arpaio’s Sun:

23º Gemini: A triangular-shaped hill. On one side the sun is shining on pleasant paths and beautiful foliage–the other side is dark and gloomy.
Denotes one who should make the most of his first half of life, when fortune will favor him, and when the happiest and most useful thoughts will reign supreme. The latter part of life promises nothing. It is a path of a peculiar and mysterious nature, and must be approached with caution. He will possess a love of refinement, especially early in life. It is a symbol of Trial.

Arpaio’s Saturn 4 Aquarius

4º Aquarius: A beautiful fountain throwing upwards delicate sprays of yellow-tinted water, a jeweled crown showing in the mists.
Denotes one of refined mind who is destined to advance and gain power and influence over others. He will bring relief to many a thirsty soul, and many will bless him as he passes by the way. He is humanitarian, sincere, romantic, and harmonious. The life is not free from danger until after the thirtieth year has passed. Thence his way is elevation and peace. It is a symbol of Defending.

[I have no trouble flipping this symbol over like a photographic negative, based on the fact that it is the location of the Saturn bucket handle in this Algol/Mintaka influenced chart.]

Arpaio’s Mars 25 Taurus

25º Taurus: A dense column of smoke from which issue flashes of lightning.
Denotes one of natural talent who will be beset with difficulties in gaining recognition, but whose mental strength will be the more determined because of them. When his time comes his power will be felt. He will force acknowledgment by sheer ability and energy. It is a symbol of Premeditation.

Arpaio’s Uranus 22 Aries

22º Aries: A pilgrim crossing himself in front of an ancient temple, an overdressed official and a soldier mocking him.
Denotes a devout person who will be subjected to many trials and taunts in life, but who will, by the strength of his faith, overcome them all. He comes from the masses rather than from the classes, and his sympathy will ever be with the struggling people of the nations. From officialdom and materialism he receives scant courtesy. It is a symbol of Faith.

[The Kozminsky symbols can go quite the opposite way.  Arpaio is the overdressed official and the soldier in this symbol.]

Arpaio’s Pluto 20 Cancer

20º Cancer: A wounded Bedouin mounted on his horse in the desert.
Denotes one of unsettled tendencies with a strong desire for freedom and liberty of movement who, brave, daring, and adventurous, is ever restless if held to one place for long. He is not well fitted for ordinary life, as his employment changes so much, and some of these changes will be sudden. His nature is willful, erratic, impulsive, and his body is marked naturally or by accident. It is a symbol of Liberty.

[I can definitely see this being a real motivating factor in the plain ugliness of Arpaio.  Pluto, again, is the closest thing to Mintaka in our solar system.  His Pluto in Cancer makes it feel entirely personal to him; he needs to have extreme control over others so that he can feel free.  It is part of his inside-out Moon.  I get this.]

Arpaio’s Moon 1 Scorpio

1º Scorpio: A man, enraged, tearing a book in pieces.
Denotes one of a passionate and determined nature. The personality is forceful and magnetic, but there is a lack of those fine feelings which render life something greater than a mere mass of disruption. It is difficult for the native to discipline and control himself, but his will is strong, and what is a fractious horse to a determined master ! It is a symbol of Irritation.

This really explains the whole chart, in a nutshell.  Everything he does is about the way it feels to him.  Anything he dislikes in himself gets projected onto someone else, then that person gets punished.  It’s all about his ever-changing, arbitrary moods.  He can’t just work his way through these feelings in therapy, he needs to see his own insecurities acted out with real people, and that turns out to never be enough.  This is a really disgusting chart, and it fits what I know of the man to a heartbreaking degree.  I need to stop talking about him now.