Exit, stage left holding head in hands

On June 9th, 2011, Newt Gingrich’s disastrous Presidential Nomination campaign took a nosedive into a deep, dark hole.  His campaign staff walked out on him.  This post will introduce a new charting format.  Software is now available as a free download which will enable readers of this blog to easily produce their own charts within this MC-Solar Cycle methodology.

Progressed Daily Angles chart for June 9, 2011, set for Washington, DC.  Inner wheel is the natal chart, the outer chart is the transits for this date with the progressed MC and Ascendant shown where they are positioned relative to the natal chart.  MC is a 15 Gemini in the natal 2nd house, Asc. is at 17 Virgo in the 5th house area.

Newt’s staff appears to have disliked the heavy, non-professional control that his wife was exercising in the planning and runing of the campaign.  They decided to leave so that they could possibly link up with a more-serious candidate who needed their services. 

In this daily chart there are a couple of striking factors:

Transiting Mercury/Sun closely bracket the daily MC.  The planning and talking (that is what politics is) is the primary focus of the campaign strategy and visibility before the public.  Playing astrological hopscotch, we look at natal Mercury in the natal 1st house conjunct Uranus and opposite natal Moon in the 8th house of unequal sharing and we can see that Newt’s ideas and ispiration has to deal with the influence of a women who exerts, or seeks to exert, too much influence over him.  We have to keep in mind that just before this upsetting event that they both took a two week cruise to the Greek islands at the wife’s insistence. 

Transiting Moon is in the daily chart’s first house, having just crossed the Ascendant.  Changes, emotions, public reaction.  These tie into the natal pattern at the MC angle (noted above).  The general square of transiting Sun-Moon adds to the contention between the parties involved.  Moon also squares the nodal axis of how one handles associates—not so very well, it seems.

So, on and around this date we have MC, Ascendant, Sun, Mercury, Moon and nodal axis involved.  All highly personal factors involved in conjunction-square-oppositional patterns.  High levels of personal stress, conflict and individually focused (narrow views) for the detriment of the whole (team effort).  What more needs to be said if we were the consulting astrologer and knew of the inside context of Newt Gingrich’s life and efforts at this time?

Within a short period of time I will be posting a new reference piece about the process of downloading and using the software that will enable you, the reader, to create this type of charting and experiment with the MC-Solar Cycle in your own life and studies. Dave.


About dadsnook

Dave has been exploring cyclic astrology since the mid-1970's. CYCLIC astrology utilizes both Return charts and planetary-pair cycles for short-term prediction. These practices and nine years of archived material are available for study or reading at ninthhouse.wordpress.com A new book, Personal Prediction ISBN 978-9-615-63033-5, has been published and the MC-Solar Cycle technique is now supported through a recognized software provider so that all students and practicing astrologers can apply these techniques for their own use. Recently, Dave has been exploring a new charting format:, transiting Moon to natal Sun Return charts. These moon-sun returns show how we can maintain or deal with change in our lives. A book, Personal Moon-to-Sun Returns 2 has been released in 2015. Contact Dave for details at dadsnook@charter.net Dave is a retired business systems analyst and automation systems engineer, enjoys woodcarving and tarot in addition to astrology.
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