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Joe Biden – caught between a rock and a hard place ++

The sexual abuse allegations against Joe Biden have put the Democrats, in particular senior political women and commentators, in a double bind. Biden although regarded as handsy and not always god at respecting personal space was/is deemed one of the better guys and the only credible candidate against Trump. In the midst of the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court controversy Biden said of Christine Blasey Ford: “For a woman to come forward in the glaring lights of focus, nationally, you’ve got to start off with the presumption that at least the essence of what she’s talking about is real.” There is some corroboration for Alexandra Tara Reade’s abuse allegations of 27 years back when working in Biden’s office from family members, as well as considerable doubt being thrown on her credibility from elsewhere – which latter is always typical of these kinds of situations. She appears to have been wildly pro-Biden in tweets until two years back and against Putin; she then reversed her position and started to praise the Russian president. Biden, 20 November 1942 8.32am Scranton, PA (from memory), has a tactile Taurus Moon, which in my experience tend to be hands-on, not necessarily in a sexual sense, they just like physical contact. He’s also got a can-be highly sexual and seductive Sun Venus Mercury in Scorpio hidden in his 12th house; and a super-determined, can-be-dominating Mars in Scorpio square Pluto, which is arguably not sensitive to the nuances of others’ wishes. His Moon is in an intense square…

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Joe Biden – potholes and a few swampy patches ahead

Bernie Sanders has suspended his campaign for the Democratic nomination for the US Presidential election clearing the way for Joe Biden. Though in these troubled times nothing much is certain. What follows assumes Biden is still standing by November and indeed that the election goes ahead on schedule. Sanders was never going to get past the massive blockages on his Mars in Aries from Solar Arc Pluto in opposition and transiting Pluto in square. Exactly as of now he also has the confidence/false-happiness denting tr Neptune square his Jupiter; and a disruptive, all-systems-change tr Uranus square his Pluto. What Biden has in the immediate future: tr Saturn square his Moon April 7th (now) till mid June, which will be emotionally discouraging as well as perhaps physically pressured – Boris Johnson has tr Saturn square his Scorpio Moon now, amongst other aspects. Tr Saturn also squares his Jupiter/Pluto midpoint at the same time which is stuck, no progress, confidence denting. He also has a collision of sorts from Solar Arc Mars square his Moon exact now and for a few months ahead. Tr Uranus is in the same disruptive square to his Pluto as Sanders, in his case in May and again late November/December and February 2021. In a man of his age both the Moon and Pluto jolts could be problematic. He has a couple of tricky career aspects if his birth time is accurate. Tr Neptune opposing his Virgo Midheaven from late this month till late August which will…

Joe Biden – a trampoline bounce ++ Jill

  Joe Biden is back. A remarkable turnaround to a sagging campaign has struck it rich on Super Tuesday, narrowing the democratic field down to two – himself and Sanders. Tr Jupiter is trine his Midheaven exactly now, birth time being accurate, for an uplift; and is also sextile his Sun/Mars midpoint and about to sextile his Mercury. Those are mildish influences and it says a good deal for his stamina that he has managed to overcome the tr Neptune opposition his Mars/Jupiter midpoint which picked up late February; and returns on and off into 2021 which tends not to bring success. His fortunes are mixed in the near future – or at least his state of mind is – with tr Saturn conjunct his Solar Arc Mars and both square his Moon from early April to mid June, which might coincide with a stamina or health slump as well as an irritable mood. He is 77 and the pace on any campaign is punishing, this one especially. Tr Saturn squares his Jupiter/Pluto midpoint at the same time which tends to dent enthusiasm, bringing difficulties and separations. Late March through April he’ll be gloomy with tr Neptune square his Moon/Pluto; with upsets and irritability also in April. Tr Uranus picks up the square to his Pluto in May, repeating on and off into 2021. This can go either way, bringing huge upheavals for good or for ill. It may not immediately be obvious since his Pluto is anchored into his…

Joe Biden – hope over experience

       Joe Biden stepped up to the mark for his joust at the Democratic nomination 2020 with a twitter video announcement at 6am Washington, DC time. This put the heavy-duty Saturn Pluto in the 10th conjunct a Capricorn Moon which doesn’t look too enticing for female voters and also suggests he’s got a mountain to climb requiring considerable effort.  Venus which is often a sign of popularity is hidden away in the 12th; and there’s a divisive Uranus Sun on the Ascendant. Plus an afflicted Neptune in the 12th square Jupiter opposition Mars – suggesting a flier that’s more hope than common sense. And tr Neptune will be square the Mars until late this year which is usually panicky-failure. His own chart has tr Pluto square the Mars/Neptune midpoint, on and off till late 2020, which is dashed hopes, especially for elections; with another sinker from tr Neptune opposition his Mars/Jupiter midpoint again off and on till January 2021. Plus a downbeat Solar Arc Saturn square his Sun at the moment and square his Venus in spring 2020, which will make him feel unloved (unpopular). He could be more energised from late January 2021 with tr Pluto opposition his Jupiter in 2021/22; as well as tr Uranus square his Pluto suggesting a radical lifestyle change picking up in 2020 running into 2021. That latter at his age could suggests some serious thinking about how he stretches his energy. See post April 2 2019

Joe Biden – a tactile Taurus Moon his downfall

     Joe Biden’s run towards 2020 is probably over before it started with another accusation of misconduct. It’s more about him being overly tactile and crashing into personal space than anything too heinous. But it doesn’t sit well in the times. He was born 20th November 1942 8.30 am Scranton, Pennsylvania giving him an emotionally intense collection of a charming Sun, Venus, Mercury conjunction as well as Mars in Scorpio in his 12th. He’s also got an earthy and entertaining 5th house Taurus Moon in a possessive square to Pluto. His Moon will certainly like to be hands-on since Taurus especially just loves physical contact, not necessarily sexual or sensual, just sensuous.  Though he’s likely to come on too strongly with Pluto involved, especially since his Pluto is also square Mars. It may be with a Moon Pluto in his chart that his mother didn’t respect his boundaries and personal space. I’d have thought a strong 12th house might have made him more reclusive (though it is birth time dependent which in this case is only memory). But with his Sun Venus trine Jupiter, he’ll be good at turning up the charm full volume when needed. He has tr Uranus conjunct his Moon exactly now for an emotional upset; and there are all manner of hitches, glitches and hiccups especially from May onwards; with 2020/21 not looking encouraging.

Joe Biden – 2020 not his moment

       Joe Biden is being talked up as a possible Democratic candidate to take on Trump in 2020. Although there is pressure for a fresh face, Biden’s eight years as VP gives him gravitas and experience, as do his decades as a Senator. And he’s seen as a politician able to appeal to the blue-collar workers in Rust Belt states who voted Trump in. He’ll decide before the year end. Born 20 November 1942 8.32 am (from memory) Scranton, PA, he has a charming though utterly determined Sun, Venus, Mercury conjunct in Scorpio in his 12th, along with Mars also in Scorpio square Pluto – not short on stamina or endurance. His Sun, Venus, Mercury trine an 8th house Jupiter in Cancer; his idealistic 10th house Neptune trines Saturn Uranus in Gemini; and he has a Taurus Moon in the 5th. He’s not had an easy life with his first wife and a daughter killed in a car crash, a brain aneurysm in his mid-forties, and a son dying of brain cancer in 2015. He may not run or be chosen as candidate and doesn’t look too upbeat over the 2020 election with tr Neptune undermining his enthusiastic Mars/Jupiter midpoint; tr Saturn in a blocked square to his Solar Arc Pluto; and the tr Jupiter Pluto square his Mars/Neptune. Tr Saturn in any event is still moving through his 1st quadrant so he’ll not be on his old form.

Joe Biden & Mitt Romney – here we go again

      Joe Biden topped a recent poll for a possible Democratic candidate in the 2020 election, beating Sanders, Oprah and Warren. Long ways off, much water to flow under bridges before then. But a quick look suggests he has several influences in his favour then, and a few that aren’t. At the election he has tr Pluto opposition his Jupiter for a confidence boost; and tr Jupiter square his Pluto over the Inauguration plus tr Pluto trine his Jupiter/Pluto midpoint. If his birth time (from memory) is sound then the tr Jupiter Pluto conjunction will be around the trine to his MC at the election. What’s not so great is the tr Jupiter Pluto square his Mars/Neptune midpoint in November 2020 which usually dashes hopes of a win; along with a blocked tr Saturn square his Solar Arc Pluto. Also tr Saturn is running through his 2nd house, the lowest point of his first quadrant through the campaign which will really pull down his energy. He may not put himself forward but he looks relatively upbeat until after January 2021 when tr Uranus moves to square his Pluto and opposes his Mars, which looks high-risk and extremely insecure. Republican Mitt Romney also may or may not stand and is schtum about whether he’d take on Trump for the candidacy. He looks chirpy enough at the Inauguration with tr Pluto conjunct his Sun/Jupiter midpoint, and enthusiastic between the election and inauguration. But in general he’s labouring under tr Neptune…

Trump & Biden – smears and tears

  Another day, another egregious Trump transgression to which he responds in typical style by muddying the waters and hurling the same accusation back. On his scenario he’s not corrupt for using US Foreign policy for personal political ends to attack and undermine his leading opponent Joe Biden. Instead Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, is guilty on the basis of allegations that have been thoroughly debunked and relate back to a corrupt Ukrainian prosecutor who would threaten lawsuits if he wasn’t paid off and who has been denounced by a tranche of international bodies. Regrettably Trump’s muckraking tactic appears to be generally successful given that his spurious claims are repeated ad nauseam by the right wing media and a complicit GOP stays silent. The general public who don’t read the detail just shrug and reckon they’re each as bad as the other. Of which more anon. But the drumbeats for impeachment have grown louder with even Nancy Pelosi shifting ground in that direction. Trump’s chart does have an enthusiasm-dampening tr Saturn square his Jupiter (which may be financial) in late November; and an exceptionally jumpy and overly-excitable tr Pluto opposition his Mars/Uranus midpoint in late December till early February. But his real trials begin late January and wind up a considerable head of steam from late February till early July when he looks trapped, cornered and enraged. His relationship with Pelosi is at daggers drawn in that early year phase and again mid year; and is undergoing a jolting turnaround at…

Barack Obama – a diversionary target for Trump twit-rage

A combination of narcissistic rage at being criticised by a loathed rival and knee-jerk diversionary tactic sent Trump into a 100-a-day twitter frenzy attacking Obama, as the US virus death toll reached 80,000. He charged Obama with ‘the biggest political crime in American history’ though it’s not clear what he’s supposed to have done. Obama in a leaked private support-Biden conversation with Democrats had warned “the rule of law is at risk” over the decision to drop the criminal case against Michael Flynn for lying to the FBI. The relationship between Trump and Obama has always been fraught with a composite deeply-suspicious Saturn opposition Neptune in a fanatical, high-tension square to Uranus opposition North Node. Their connection is under heavier pressure this year and next with tr Pluto square the composite Saturn and conjunct North Node. Which may not mean much in terms of predicting Trump’s likely departure date since relationships continue on even after splits, no contact and even death. But Obama’s personal chart looks ominously downbeat in 2021 and 2022 with tr Neptune in a disheartening opposition to his Mars from April 2021 onwards till early 2023; and even before then he has a discouraging tr Pluto conjunct his Saturn from late January onwards till late 2022. He’ll be in better fettle come 2023/4 with tr Pluto conjunct his Jupiter; and tr Pluto sextile his Midheaven. He will get some uplift from tr Uranus opposition his Sun/Jupiter midpoint and that’s around over the 2021 Inauguration but he looks…

Democratic marathon – hurdles and mud holes

  This is only a flying look at the near future of some of the Democratic top candidates as they trail round the endless and stultifyingly tedious campaign trail. Bernie Sanders appears to be leading just at the moment. Tr Neptune square his Jupiter from late March and through April may puncture his enthusiasm since it tends to deflate over confidence. He’ll have some ups late April but he’s struggling against tr Pluto square his Mars all year and indeed his Solar Arc Pluto opposing his Mars on the same degree within weeks – both of which are blocked. Peter Buttigieg has the usual swings and roundabouts of a long and punishing campaign with a disappointing tr Neptune square his Sun/Jupiter from late February to late March at the same time as tr Saturn is conjunct his Capricorn Sun. He’ll get some lift from tr Uranus opposition his Jupiter (on his Midheaven) in late May/early June and across the election. Mike Bloomberg, has one sparkler of success and that comes in July with tr Uranus conjunct his Jupiter/Midheaven midpoint (birth time being absolutely accurate). But he’s also got a failed-plans tr Pluto opposition his Mars/Neptune midpoint on and off all year which isn’t great. Amy Klobuchar may spring a surprise or two as she picks up a ‘lucky break’ tr Pluto square her Jupiter/Uranus midpoint late February to early July. Though she also has less useful influences as well. Joe Biden isn’t in a happy situation and has a raft…