U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders was born 14 Elul, 5701 (6 September, 1941) in Brooklyn, NY. It was Shabbat, Parshat Ki Tietzei.
The Full Moon of Elul is always in Pisces.
Although his birth time is unknown so we can't calculate his Ascendent
(Rising Sign), we can see his Mars in Aries - Venus in Libra opposition
as a perfect balance of harmonious, naturally placed energies - this
person was BORN a "feminist".
powerful Virgo placements in his chart - his Sun, North Node ("Karmic
Setpoint / Tikkun Point"), Neptune, several asteroids, and most
strikingly his Mercury at 29 Degrees Virgo (29 is the "critical" or
"ultimate" degree of any sign). He is MR. ANALYSIS. Virgo's role is to
sift and to separate what is useful from what is not useful - that's why
they call Virgo's "picky". They call themselves "discerning", which
would be more accurate.
Mercury, the ruling Planet of Virgo, at Virgo's
"ultimate" degree, is the quintessential analytical communicator. His
Saturn in Taurus gives him an internal, fixed structure which is
illustrated by a lifetime of persistence and consistency.
Uranus at zero
degrees Gemini is interesting, as the general rule is that "a Planet is
not established in a Sign until it reaches 1 degree". Any zero degree
Planet is like a free-form energetic free-fall and sort of like a Joker
is to a deck of cards. Uranus is his "unique" self, and this placement
almost abrogates the ego need for differentiation and individuation.
Combined with his compassionate Pisces Moon, it's no wonder he
self-identifies as a "Socialist".
Pluto/Chiron conjunction in Leo is the
most striking indication of someone who is willing to effect radical
change in order to right a wrong and heal what is wounded.
Starting this week, transiting Jupiter will be in VIRGO until the middle of
September, 2016. Jupiter EXPANDS everything it touches. This is going to
be GREAT for Bernie. Keep on watching the stars to see how it all unfolds.
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