Sarah Palin - Debater or Debutant? Aquarians Win 20% of US Presidential Elections

I know some of you like Palin - she is gutsy, challenging, courageous, interesting, quirky, unique, inventive, and in control.

She has qualities that many women admire, and attributes that many men desire.

A breath of fresh air many have said, and others consider it a terrific heat wave from the great northern ice queen.

Sarah Palin is an Aquarius by birth, and in many ways by aspect. She charges the chart of the United States by directly activating the U.S. Moon, and thus the people of the nation. She activates them emotionally, exciting them. She activates their curiosity and also makes them feel at home with her as their personal leader.

While Barack O'Bama's Leo Sun also activates the U.S. moon through a wide orb opposition, his Uranus electrifies the people dealing a close opposition while linking his South Node directly to the U.S. Moon. These indicate strong ties this man has to this country.

Barack O'Bama is someone who has been part of this nation in its founding time. His south node speaks of karmic ties to the people, and his North Node (one's karmic, or soul mission) is conjunct his Uranus, and they both closely conjoin the Midheaven of the United States chart. The significance of this cannot be understated. It tells of someone who returns from a mothering or founding time in the nation to bring forth a revolution, to clear out the emotional issues that block the dreams upon which the nation was founded. And to re-establish the international image that was the original revolution's dream.

America was born under an Aquarian moon, and you can see this influence throughout our society. We love the unique, unusual, inventive, and strange. Halloween is a favored holiday, as is April Fool's day. We celebrate ghouls and fools, tricks and pranks.

We are a nation that desires a genius, and we admire someone who stands out beyond the 'norm', someone who will speak their mind, carry their soapbox, and have defined values. Sarah Palin exemplifies what America desires through our Aquarian moon. While Obama electrifies, revolutionizes, and directs our Aquarian desires.

Here is a look at the five Aquarian Presidents:

8th President: William Harrison (whig) - died in office of natural causes
17th President: Abraham Lincoln (republican) - Assassinated
24th President: William McKinley (republican) - Assassinated
31st President: Franklin D. Roosevelt (democrat) - died in office of natural causes
35th President: Ronald Reagan (republican) - Suffered an attempted assassination

11 of the 55 times America has held a presidential election, we have elected Aquarians.

That is a whooping 20% of the time!

Franklin Delano Roosevelt is the only president ever elected four times.

In our history:
4 presidents have been assassinated. 2 were Aquarians.
4 presidents have died in office of natural causes. 2 were Aquarians.
4 presidents suffered assassination attempts. 1 was an Aquarian.

What does all this tell you?

It says we as a nation resonate to Aquarian leadership.

On a personal level, when someone's sun conjoins your moon, you feel an immediate attraction, you feel they are leaders, their ego is appealing, and you instinctively want to nurture them.

As a nation, the people of the country also relate.

Each of the presidents listed above either had a sun conjoining the U.S. Moon, or their Mercury conjoined the Moon, and they also had a wide orb or mid-point activation from their Sun and Venus.

Sarah Palin has Sun, Mars and Saturn activating our Moon. Will she create enough resonance to make America vote McCain?

This astrologer says unlikely.

I believe the Mars and Saturn issues will create enough of a reverse reaction that she will slide out of the race, and eventually out of view.

The fact that Palin's Saturn and Mars are on our Moon, at a time when the nation is at war, needs more structure, more discipline, and renewed energy; it is possible she will make us aware of these needs. But will we embrace her for it? Or will we learn because of her?

As an astrologer, I have looked at all forms of competitions seeking the winner. I have proven you cannot identify a winner in all races, and it is astrologically impossible to identify a winner in team sports. But about 70 to 80 percent of the time, you can use astrology to find the winner, if only a few individuals compete.

I have successfully proven that astrology cannot identify clear winners all the time, but it will identify a dead heat. If there is no dead heat, it can identify the winner.

Before Sarah Palin entered this race, there was no dead heat. Obama would be the clear victor. None of the other candidate's charts could activate America as strongly. But when Palin's chart entered the race, a competition began.

This highly-opinionated, odd and unusual beauty queen from far off Alaska has a planetary magnetic resonance that can wield the attention of this nation.

Ask me how I feel about that. Not so good.

After the Vice Presidential debate, this is what I came away with. I am quoting a comment I made on Buenos Burritos blog:

Sarah Palin, a Terrifying Choice - that's what I need to write on my car bumper.

I watched the debate and thought each time they flipped back between Biden and Palin, Joe (my husband) must have been switching channels from the VP debate to some beauty pageant contestant.

She had all the depth of a Miss America contestant, all the glam and all the wink. She sparkled, sassed, slighted, slid, slipped up and satisfied herself, giving only satisfaction to the small single minded conservative base that stirs around her.

The rest of us pray we will wake from this strange nightmare where a hockey mom, with a custom made Austrian rifle winks at us, while repeating the word maverick ten times. Then the camera pans back and we see she is seated behind the desk in the oval office. She turns to a man in the doorway saying; "First dude, give me a kiss."

In the background music plays, and Judi Collins sings - "That's right it's come to this. It's come to this. And wasn't it a long way down? And wasn't it a strange way down?"


Lunation Astrology for October 2008 or How the Moon Effects You!

October 2008
Insight From Stellar Influences
by Michele Avanti CAP, EFT-3
(Times specified are Pacific Time)

When the MOON is VOID OF COURSE anything that you begin will not reach fulfillment. Here are the daylight hours this month when the moon is void of course: Oct. 2 after 3:47 p.m.; Oct. 3 before 8:14 a.m.; Oct. 5 after 6:08 p.m.; Oct. 7 after 12:37 p.m.; Oct. 8 before 9:03 a.m.; Oct. 10 from 4:13 p.m. to 6:31 p.m.; Oct. 21 before 7:35 a.m.; Oct. 23 from 10:53 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.; Oct. 25 after 6:02 p.m.; and Oct. 30 before 3:41 p.m.


Waning Periods: Oct. 15-28 begin with the full moon. It is a time of completion. In candle magic, it is know as the time of banishing.
Waxing Periods: Oct. 1-14 and 29-Nov. 12 begin with the new moon. It is a time of new beginnings. In candle magic it know as the time of gathering.
NEW MOON: Oct. 28 @ 4:14 p.m. in Scorpio. This waxing period focuses on meshing resources with another in new ways, this includes mortgages, taxes, inheritances, and intimate relationships. It is also a time when new secrets are established.
FULL MOON: Oct. 14 @1:02 p.m. in Aries. This waning period focuses on completing issues concerning: appearance, self image, competition, and personal ego.

How to Use This Column:
As you read your sun and moon sign, you will note each section is broken into Focus, Test, Key & Action. Focus defines what you will find yourself focused on during this time. Test: is the issue or experience which will test your focus. Key: is a little gemstone which can help you pass the test if you will use it. Action: Is the outcome of what you do at this time.

Aries: 1-14: Focus: Relationship. Test: How selfish are you? Key: Review your shortcomings before judging others. Action: You're emotionally torn between the desire for a partner and the need to be alone. 15-28: Focus: Competitive project Test: Enjoy winning without gloating. Key: Today you may win but tomorrow, you may not. Honor those who lose so that you may win. Action: You have tremendous energy now and will win in aggressive sports you love.

Taurus: 1-14: Focus: Relationship stress. Test: Defiance. Key: When you speak from your heart as you wish others would do, you touch the soul. Action: A new relationship reaches a stress point and calls for renegotiation. 15-28: Focus: Pushed to complete things. Test: Avoid stubborn comments and glaring. Key: Centering with deep breathing brings peace in chaos. Action: You feel pressured to complete a project and are frustrated by aggressive people.

Gemini: 1-14: Focus: Creativity. Test: Control. Key: When we listen wholeheartedly, we encourage our partner to express themselves. Action: Opportunities open for socializing and expressing your creative side. Communication brings a new partner. 15-28: Focus: Competition. Test: Burnout. Key: Take what you need as you rush out to compete. Enjoy! Action: It's fun, completing a project with competitive chatter. You may win love.

Cancer: 1-14: Focus: People. Test: Be fair not dominant. Key: Peace and harmony arrive when issues of who's the boss leave. Action: Your ideas of dignity and respect challenge an important relationship. 15-28: Focus: Aggressive people. Test: An open mind. Key: To see clearly, let go of your opinions. Action: You're threatened by a superior's 'get things done' attitude. Listen or you'll lose in a confrontation.

Leo: 1-14: Focus: Diplomacy. Test: Listen. Key: What we admire in another is a reflection of the best in ourselves. Action: You ease into a new partnership and discover ego-less diplomacy. 15-28: Focus: Fun, energy, sports. Test: Share the credit. Key: The lion needs not boast for everyone knows he is king. Action: Opportunities abound to compete and be noticed. Fulfilling passion or winning a competition is strongly indicated.

Virgo: 1-14: Focus: Irritating relationship. Test: Be fair! Key: Wisdom listens to all the facts. Righteousness only hears itself. Action: You're irritated until you give your partner the opportunity to present the new facts. 15-28: Focus: Who am I? Test: Self-criticism. Key: Only the one who does the work knows what it takes to do it. Action: You're stressed because people around you have no idea what it takes to complete the work you do.

Libra: 16-31: Focus: Talk. Test: Be your authentic self. Key: You are still in control of your life when you consciously choose to compromise. Action: You're more magnetic now and feel the need to share. A new way of relating begins. 15-28: Focus: Us. Test: Peace. Key: Blending passion and peace achieves wisdom. Action: You must choose between peace in a personal relationship or fulfilling something you're passionate about.

Scorpio: 1-14:
Focus: Gossip. Test: Emotional drama. Key: Words can mislead, but actions speak volumes. Action: You're annoyed and frustrated by the newest gossip. It really is a gift for you to see the choices you make. 15-28: Focus: Reevaluating yourself. Test: Manipulation. Key: Knowing what another feels is a gift to help others, not to gratify oneself. Action: Power struggles cause you to take another look at who your perceptions.

Sagittarius: 1-14: Focus: New relationship. Test: Enjoy your feelings. Key: Great work can be done better by two than by one. Action: A new relationship develops when a social conversation expands and you recognize your need for love. 15-28: Focus: Enjoyment. Test: Time to consider. Key: Success requires risks, but must be tempered with logic. Action: You're filled with energy and can win in any passionate competition.

Capricorn: 1-14:
Focus: Love and rules. Test: Criticism. Key: True love honors one's nature and requires no standards be met. Action: Relationship challenges call for a mediator. Will your stubborn control attitude refuse to listen? 15-28: Focus: Arrogance. Test: Know your strengths. Key: To hope an issue will resolve itself, just allows it to fester. Action: You're challenged to address who is in control. Will you choose confrontation or discipline?

Aquarius: 1-14:
Focus: Networking. Test: Recognize the gift. Key: The attitude you choose creates the balance between business and pleasure. Action: You have an opportunity for business and love at a new social function. 15-28: Focus: Debates. Test: Honor your opponent. Key: Beating a dead horse devalues your point and bores the audience. Action: You fulfill a desire to show off your opinions. Your mental speed gets you what you really want.

Pisces: 1-14: Focus: Being Fair Test: Walk your talk. Key: Words can only be defended when done in a timely fashion. Action: New issues of fairness cause stress in a close relationship. Re-examine your words and actions. 15-28: Focus: Annoying egos. Test: Stand up for yourself. Key: At the next moment of silent anger, emulate a spiritual being. Action: Aggressive people push you to complete something. Silence hurts you, speak up.

Seventh Sign of Zodiac • Masculine •
Cardinal Air Sign • Ruler: Venus •
Color: Pastel Blue • Gemstone: Fire Opal •
Flowers: Hydrangea, Bluebell • Herbs: Mint
Cell Salt: Nat Phos • Rules: Kidneys & Lower Back •
Key Phase: "I Relate and Balance!" •
Most Compatible Signs: Aquarius & Gemini

Libra, you're the creators of beauty, the counselors, diplomats and balancers of the zodiac. You have strong desire to be fair and just. You strive to keep an appearance of harmony. In your effort to keep the peace, you often lose track of what is really important. Keeping up with the Jones' can cause a lose of family respect.

Your sweet exterior hides a domineering personality. You seldom express your anger and are prone to ulcers, gall stones and kidney stones. You enjoy games, puzzles and plays; frequently spending your money on social fun, art and items that beautiful your body.

You're aristocratic, charismatic, easy going, talkative, refined, soft spoken and tactful. When in a negative mode, you tend to be vain, lazy, indecisive, frivolous, a gossiper, needy, thoughtless, extravagant, insincere, self-indulgent and gullible.
You love to network, talk and socialize in elegant environments. You have an affinity for luxury and the finer things in life.

You can excel as an artist, model, actor, interior decorator, counselor, hairstylist, florist, clothing designer, furrier, cosmetician, talk show host, beautician, manicurist, art dealer, salesman of jewelry and luxury items, marriage counselor, court reporter, diplomat, society events organizer, matchmaker, legal aid, court reporter, energy balancer, romance novelist, playwright and wedding planner.

Famous Libras include:
Julie Andrews, Chester Alan Arthur, Brigitte Bardot, Sarah Bernhardt, Truman Capote, Johnny Carson, Miguel De Cervantes, Montgomery Clift, Rutherford B. Hayes, Dwight D. Eisenhower, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Greta Garbo, George Gershwin, Helen Hayes, Rita Hayworth, Charlton Heston, Deborah Kerr, John Lennon, Franz Liszt, Melina Mercouri, Friedrich Nietzsche, Eugene O'Neill, Pope Paul VI, Eleanor Roosevelt, Giuseppe Verdi, Oscar Wilde, Joseph Kennedy, Aldo Ray, William Faulkner, Dmitri Shostakovich, Tacy Marks, Andrew Clay, Truman Capote, Roger Williams, Damon Runyon, John Mellencamp, David Carradine, Juan Peron, Adlai Stevenson, William J. Perry, Aleister Crowley, Lenny Bruce, E.E. Cummings, P.G. Wodehouse, Vince Van Patten, Lee Harvey Oswald, Sylvia Browne, and Jim Palmer.

Michele Avanti CAP, EFT-3 is a professional, published astrologer, metaphysical minister and award winning author. She teaches astrology and does personal consultations by phone (taped session $133 per hour) Call: 541-863-6631 or visit AstrologyandMore.com or TalesofTamoor.com