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312: M Judge: Jack Kerouac Would Vote for Mitt Romney

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Who exudes more simplicity, authenticity, naturalness, and earnestness–Barack Obama or Mitt Romney? Who is more cooly postcool? It’s Romney. Romney never superimposed a studied grittiness onto what has been a privileged background. He is what Lester Young and Miles Davis strove to be: themselves, despite what the dominant culture tells you to be. The worst thing Romney could possibly do is to try and loosen up and be what he is not. He needs to stay several miles away from Jon Stewart and David Letterman. Just consider Hollywood a lost cause.

In fact, Obama and Romney are both nerds who went to good schools. Romney used his connections to make money, whereas Obama denied his true self and created a phony new identity.  Obama, with his embrace of a 1960s black power struggle he was never a part of and his corny singing at the Apollo Theatre, is a fraud.  Romney is the one cool enough to not be ashamed about who he is. It’s not a stretch to say that Jack Kerouac may have even voted for him.

For more of Mark Judge’s article check out:  http://acculturated.com/jack-kerouac-would-vote-for-mitt-romney/

Analysis of Mitt Romney’s Chart

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Mitt’s chart.

Because he has Gemini rising, the ruler is Mercury in Pisces retrograde. How very strange and intriguing for such a successful man.

Mercury in Pisces is not just in detriment but in fall – traditionally a terrible position. What’s more it’s retrograde. You would expect there to have been some kind of trouble with early education or maybe some difficulty with speaking. I’ve seen this kind of thing in charts of people who didn’t speak for a while as children, or who had to learn a foreign language very young, or who somehow failed to be heard. This is often a problem for Pisces Sun anyway. I wonder if he felt listened to as a child. He was clearly cosseted by that is not the same thing. This position also fits with the stream of gaffes we hear coming from Romney’s mouth.

But the upside of Mercury in Pisces is an interesting mind – not linear but visual – inclined to abstraction, imagination. You see this in the charts of many, many musicians and actors.With this chart, Romney could well have made a success in movies.

So we see a combination of Gemini, the trickster, the talker, the reporter, on the ascendant and dreaming, scheming Pisces. This can be a marvellously creative energy. In fact I have a friend who’s a poet with a chart similar to this. But it can also show someone who has problems telling the truth, partly because for him truth is relative. Some commentators have noted that Romney seems to think that if he says something it must be true. This shows a massive level of self-belief, of faith. Pisces Sun can have that level of self-belief. One of it’s rulers is Jupiter, the planet of faith, and Neptune, the planet of illusion.

You can see Mitt Romney’s self-belief in his strongly placed Moon conjunct Jupiter in Scorpioright on an angle. Moon-Jupiter gives an unquestioning, easy faith – and Romney’s is at a lovely, supportive angle to his Sun. He really believes in himself. The Moon represents the mother, too. Lenore must have adored him, pampered him, built him up, loomed even larger in his life than most mothers. She was a Scorpio Sun.

Brother Scott, Lenore and Mitt in 1964. She’s so chic.

So mother and son must have been very close with that Sun-Moon compatibility.
Scorpio Moon is fixed, loyal, steadfast,unforgiving. Combined with Jupiter, you can see Romney’s adherence to the narrow Mormon faith.  His faith must give Romney real inner steel. 

One final thought about the Moon-Jupiter is that it can sometimes come across as a big child, especially in Romney’s case when you combine it with Gemini Rising. He comes across as an overgrown Richie Rich in some interviews.

Jupiter ruling his Pisces Sun strengthens the trine between the lights – Moon and Sun. This again emphasises his self-belief, and likely the strength he got from his upbringing. Romney is doubly lucky, though, look at the lucky planets in his chart! Both Jupiter and Venus are on angles.

The goddess of love and ladies and wealth dominates his chart., casting a golden glow over the whole thing from her position at the highest point. When you see that the closest aspect to Venus is from romantic Neptune, you can understand this is from Vanity Fair:

[His son Taggart says] “We were not allowed to say anything negative about my mother, talk back to her, do anything that would not be respectful of her.” From the beginning, Mitt had put Ann on a pedestal and kept her there. “When they were dating,” Tagg said, “he felt like she was way better than him and he was really lucky to have this catch. He really genuinely still feels that way.”

Some are favoured by the gods. Romney has been blessed with wealth, good looks and the love of a good woman – all in the purview of Venus. With the support of Neptune, this is exaggerated. Some astrologers, see Neptune as a higher octave of Venus. Neptune in aspect does seem to have a kind of emphasising effect on Venus, making her subtly more extreme.

Being chosen by Venus can have it’s downside.
Aubrtey Beardsle: Venus and Tannhauser.

Venus in Aquarius. That’s a good political placement, especially along with the 11th house Sun. It could show a love of the people, altruism. And it is on the angle that rules Romney’s most public persona and career.

Venus in Aquarius is often pretty androgynous. It suggests someone friendly, a man who likes independent, unusual women. That does not describe Mrs Romney, but it certainly describes Lenore.

Venus in Aquarius is also a bit of a gender bender. So it’s interesting that one of the nastiest stories about Romney involves him assaulting a fellow student in high school for being gay. I wonder how Romney feels about his own inner Liberace? With the planet of masculinity Mars in tender Pisces, he must at heart feel less than butch. His famous arrogance may have been a cover for feelings of inadequacy. When he was a teen-ager he obviously hated his inner Liberace so much he had to project his self-disgust outward onto someone else. Scorpio Moon has a reputation for cruelty, of course.

The really disturbing thing about the anecdote (fact-checked by The Washington Post no less) is that everyone else involved remembered it well and still felt ashamed all these years later, whereas Romney tried to laugh it off, claiming not to recall it.
In fact, I expect he has an excellent memory with Pisces Sun and Scorpio Moon. Romney’s book is called No Apology.

Venus in Aquarius is also someone who is comfortable with being different, just as Romney must alway be as a Mormon in the corridors of power. However, that Venus has some seriously strange aspects zapping it. It’s OK for him to be different, but not for anyone else. First of all it’s opposed by Saturn and Pluto. In fact it’s exactly on the midpoint of that opposition, so it’s as if Venus is right in the crosshairs of a gun.

Saturn-Pluto is a pretty harsh combination of planets – oppressive, violent, ambitious, driven. Those two are like a nexus of driving dark energy on the IC. What is really motivating Romney? And what was his relationship with his ambitious, powerful father really like?

There is something Oedipal about the energy of this chart. Romney’s father was a remarkable man – and he must have worked very, very hard to get where he did. I wonder how much time he really spent with his youngest son.

It seems to me that Romney’s doing it for Mom (Moon and Venus) – her failed campaign for the senate in 1970 may have made an impression – and to beat Dad (Saturn-Pluto).

Romney Senior had a major stellium in the Cardinal water sign, Cancer. So we have Lenore with her Sun in fixed water in Scorpio, and Mitt with Sun in mutable Pisces. The generations move through water, from self-starting Cancer to mass-consciousness Pisces. That’s very simple astrology, often the best kind.

Romney’s life is in the image of his parents’ life. Like them, he married his childhood sweetheart, went into business, went into politics. Gemini is the mimic, Pisces is the mirror. But somewhere in all those multiple reflections of life, the integrity of George and Lenore Romney got lost.

Maybe when Venus showers you with so many blessings, you start to believe you’re entitled to them.Venus brings vanity.

Mitt Romney

All politicians seek power for a variety of motives, some personal and some altruistic. Mitt Romney is no exception. Despite some of his crasser statements (and the Saturn-Pluto conjunction), he’s not simply motivated by lust for power. I think he believes he’s right and could do good (Venus in Aquarius, Pisces Sun in the 11th, Moon-Jupiter on the Desc, near the 6th).

He had not planets in Earth. What’s more his earth houses are empty and his angles are in Air and Fire. He lacks grounding. He’s all air and water. This speaks of his lack of experience of real life.

312 Personality Profile

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Your birth date of March 12 Pisces has a particular connection to the planet of Jupiter and this can influence a desire to expand your creative possibilities through travel and higher knowledge.

It is very likely that you may feel a strong sense of mission in life and you will spend a considerable amount of time in trying to identify the reality of what that mission is.

Those folk who understand and who support you in your search will become your teachers and close friends. It is these people who deserve to receive your loyalty, respect and your help in return. 

Take care however, that you do not end up in relationships that fail to encourage and support your true nature.

Since there is a great deal of sexual energy related to this birthday of March 12 you can be driven by sexual attraction above other considerations.

s a March 12 birthday person you will identify within yourself as a person who has a strong interested in power. You are more interested in the concepts of power rather than in the actual possession of great power for yourself personally.

Where your particular field of work provides you with a fulfillment in the spiritual sense, then you are certainly on the right course in your life.

Alternatively, where there is any duality between what you do and who you are, it is more than likely that you will lose energy and real opportunity for success.

The March 12 blends assertiveness with acute sensitivity so that at times you can run and hide while at other times you must put yourself forward.

 Imagine a stream of water that flows around, under, and over a rock. The rock never impedes the water’s flow. Try carrying a piece of Amethyst or Clear crystal to support you.

On the home front, if you really want to feel comfortable in your living room, include some antique maps and/or a small statuette made from white marble or, some other similar material.

These are items will not only do wonders for your self-esteem, you can gain enjoyment from them when you are relaxing at the end of the day.

A romantic home piece for March 12 women would be an old-fashioned vanity table. For men, twin wash sinks and a wooden valet sited in their dressing area. 

In keeping with your March 12 artistic appreciation surround yourself with articles that are in tune with your eye for beauty.

You find that the rhythm of words or melody always soothing so keep some volumes of your favorite poetry to hand so you can read a few passages during those available moments.

n your outdoors scenario, March 12 will find great enjoyment from a water park with lots of rides, slides, and activity. So, why not consider constructing a pool in your garden? Or if possible, reside near a river or small creek to take emotional benefit from that water activity.

Since water is your element you may well feel disoriented if you are too far from it.

This day of March 12 also has aspects that are auspicious for farmers. If you happen to live in a city and completely lack any knowledge of, or inclination for farming, you might like to consider a hobby associated with the land such as growing your own vegetables at home.

Your special magic numbers are: 6 and 9.

The twelfth day of the third month reduces to six, and the number six represents balanced polarities and the harmony of opposites.

This date of March 12 also embodies the path of a spiritual mandate in the form of an inherent sense of rightness. You must take caution however to avoid letting rightness develop into self-righteousness.

As a March 12 you can only be responsible for your path and your choices, but remember that in the case of other folk they have to make their own path and choices. You should always strive for the highest goals that you are capable of achieving.

Take inspiration from music, a loud rendition of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony should inspire you. To strengthen your resolve try owning and carrying some Lapis, or Peridot pieces.

The seventy-second day of the year reduces to nine, and it is the number nine that contributes the energy of finality and completion.

Try climbing to the top of a hill to watch the sunrise over a mountain peak or, consider a period for personal seclusion and meditation

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August 31, 2012 at 1:19 am

DOB 313:Jamie Dimon Shows Up at Mitt Romney Fund Raiser

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Dimon, a lifelong Democrat who was once rumored to be on Obama’s short list for treasury secretary, met privately with Romney on Tuesday before a fund-raiser hosted by Highbridge Capital, a JPMorgan-owned hedge fund, the New York Post reports.

According to the Post, Dimon, who was spotted “in a discreet one-on-one” discussion with Romney, cannot publicly endorse a candidate as he sits on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

For More of the Article go to:  http://www.newkerala.com/news/2011/worldnews-77192.html

312 March 12: politicalastrology.com on the history of Saturn in Romney’s life

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Mitt Romney and a History of Saturn: Part I

Posted by on Thursday, June 30 2011

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is the current frontrunner in the Republican presidential nomination contest. How did he get to where he is, and what might his past say about his future? I propose a key planet to understanding Mitt Romney’s life is through the transits of Saturn. Saturn makes one full return every 29-30 years, a half return every 14-15 years, and a quarter return about every 7 years. In this first part, I will be solely concentrating on the Saturn transits to the position of his natal Saturn from his birth to the present day. In the second part, I will be showing other assorted Saturn transits in Mitt Romney’s life that speak to other aspects of his career, and hopefully will confirm, augment and complement the findings here.

Saturn 2 Leo 1947: “Miracle Baby”

Mitt Romney was born at 9:51 am on March 12th 1947 in Detroit, Michigan to George and Lenore Romney. George Romney was a rising star in the automotive industry at the time who would later go on into politics and even run for President. George Romney sensed something special about the child, as his wife Lenore had been told by doctors a few years before that she would not be able to have any more children, but she had faith. Up until the time of birth the health of the mother was in doubt, but mother and child ended up fine. In his proud announcement to his employees. George and Lenore would refer to their new son as their “miracle baby”. Romney was born with Saturn at 2 Leo, while it was anti-culminating on the IC. Saturn is the planet of ambition, struggle, responsibility and interestingly enough, father figures. The IC is a point of focus for the family and homelife. Saturn also rules the opposite end of the IC, the Midheaven, which is a point of focus for one’s career and reputation. As we will see, Mitt Romney’s career has been inextricably linked to his father and his family, something which Mitt Romney himself has always talked about.

For more of the article on the History of Saturn in Romney’s Political life, check out politicalatrology.com:

http://politicalastrologyblog.com/2011/06/30/mitt-romney-and-a-history-of-saturn-part-i/#respond

312 March 12: Maddam Lichtenstein reads Romney’s Horoscope

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Mitt Romney Mitt Romney was born on March 12, 1947 in Detroit Michigan at 9:51am according to the Political Astrology blog. This makes him a sun sign Pisces – emotional, romantic, somewhat intuitive and possibly soft, foggy and moody. But before we get too deep into his planets, lets look at his chart shape, modes and elements.

Chart Shape, Modes and Elements

Romney’s chart appears to have a seesaw shape where there are two distinct groups of planets on either side of the wheel. This shows a very dynamic personality that demands balance and resolution. The dynamicism plays out in a major opposition which in Romney’s case is Venus (love) in Aquarius (humanity and great causes) in the 10th house (career) opposite Pluto (great transformation) in Leo (on the public stage) in the 4th house (home and family). This opposition forms a backdrop of issues that are woven through the course of his life and will require him to deal with conflicting values, issues and choices.

For more of Maddam Lichtenstein’s reading of Gov Romney’s Horoscope, please check out her site at : http://thestarryeye.typepad.com/newage/2011/08/mitt-romney-horoscope.html#tpe-action-posted-6a00d8341cdd0d53ef015435f36968970c

312 March 12: Lynn Hayes looks at Romney

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Mitt Romney is gaining a bit of a reputation as a flip-flopper, but with  three planets in Pisces (plus Ceres) it’s his nature to be adaptable.  Pisces is  the most watery of the water planets: Cancer is an earthy water and Scorpio is a  fiery water, but Pisces is pure water in the sense that it tends to take the  shape of whatever container it finds itself in.  Pisces longs for peace and an  understanding that there is more to life than this material world.  There is a  strong sense of empathy and sensitivity in someone who has a strong Pisces  nature, but there is also a dislike of confrontation and a tendency toward  escapism that can lead him to take the easy path rather than the one that is  more true to his nature.

For more of Ms Hayes analysis of Gov Romney, check our her blog at: http://blog.beliefnet.com/astrologicalmusings/2007/10/a-look-at-mitt-romney.html/page/2/

Mars and Mercury fall in Pisces as well as his Sun, giving him a strong  Piscean nature.  Mercury in Pisces shows that his mental function is very watery  and intuitive, as well as being flexible and adaptable.  If something isn’t  working, he has no problem changing his mind to fit the current circumstance.   And Mars in Pisces is the peacemaker – the god of war in the sign of surrender.   Mars, as the planet that expresses our will and desires,  cannot find its full  expression in the sign that seeks to merge with the great beyond and this  further weakens Romney’s ability to assert himself strongly in any  situation.

Read more: http://blog.beliefnet.com/astrologicalmusings/2007/10/a-look-at-mitt-romney.html#ixzz1a3WJXfpw