Astrological Musings

Raw Story reports today that Patrick Fitzgerald, special prosecutor in the Valerie Plame leak case, is getting close to an indictment of Karl Rove for obstruction of justice.

Karl Rove has been known as “Bush’s Brain” and the architect of the Bush presidency, but he has been a political activist since the age 0f 9 when, as rumor has it, a little girl who supported Kennedy in the 1960 elections beat him up and he decided to support Nixon in revenge. In high school he began the famous Rovian tactics of smear tactics that put him and George W. Bush in the white house not just once, but twice.

Karl Rove’s birth chart shows us that he is a deeply insecure man, with Saturn in Libra in square (90 degrees) to his Sun. Saturn in Libra often describes an individual who feels a great deal of self-doubt (Saturn) in relationships with others (Libra), and with Saturn square his Sun (his sense of Self), he has a deep-rooted sense of inadequacy and shyness. This square is part of a larger formation that also includes Uranus, the revolutionary, opposing his Sun in Capricorn. Rove has three planets in Capricorn including Sun, Venus and Mercury. Capricorn people are heavily responsible and driven to accomplish something great. Uranus opposes Rove’s Sun, making him a bit of a maverick since Uranus rules revolution and destruction of the status quo.

Rove has several unaspected planets including Mars (Bush also has an unaspected Mars), demonstrating his ability to operate independently and answer to no one. This Mars is being hit by the Grand Cross (see references in articles below), and it is no wonder that the chickens are coming home to roost for Rove. Watch for matters to become increasingly challenging for him over the past month as the pressures from Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune and Mars in Grand Cross formation bring these issues to a head.

The past year has been relatively easy for Rove from an astrological viewpoint, with transiting Uranus trine his natal Uranus which generally institutes a liberating cycle where we are able to shake off the shackles of convention and create a new way of living our life. However, the influences of the Grand Cross begins a Saturn cycle (squaring Mars in his chart) which is likely to bring indictments and convictions.

This will be exacerbated by a challenging transit of Pluto conjunct Chiron (the wounded healer) in his chart beginning in January. He is certainly beginning to feel that now. When Pluto transits Chiron in our charts we often experience tremendous pain (Chiron) as the god of transformation (Pluto) interacts with the god of healing (Chiron) through breaking through our protective barriers and performing major psychic surgery. If we refuse to examine our inner wounds these cycles can create an environment where our health suffers, and we may see this coming up for Karl Rove during the first quarter of the year.

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