Michele Bachman, born in Waterloo, Iowa, has a strong ground organization and long ties with this state. She will be counting on the Dec. 15th debate to make another strong showing after just barely beating Ron Paul in the Iowa straw poll last fall. That win was eclipsed by Rick Perry’s North Carolina announcement for entering the Presidential nomination race. In this debate he may be outgunned by Michele.
Michele’s Moon-to-Sun Return chart is set for Dec. 5th, 2011, Sioux City, Iowa.
This is a 5th house Return: A need to display talents. The actor in Michele will emerge as she plays each retort and speaking opportunity to the maximum. Her natal 12th house in at the Ascendant: Michele’s public servant image and her wish to serve others will be overly stated in this period. With her natal Sun and Mercury conjoined (within 0:06 minutes of arc), Michele will turn on the charm and dazzle to the limit. Venus at 11 Capricorn broadly squares the Moon in this return chart — she will do anything to match her desires to the desires of the public.
Interestingly, transiting Sun is moving away from Retro-Stationary Mercury. Will her logical arguments be poorly stated this month or will she take on a greater sense of perspective and incorporate new ideas into her pitch? Her Part of Fortune (PofF) conjoins transiting Uranus in the 4th: Patriotism will be the flag that she wraps her words around.
Advancing this chart to Dec. 5th we find the following: Moon transits to 21 Leo, connecting with natal Jupiter-Pluto. We can expect to be treated to a new “big idea” pitch that appeals to the American dream. The PofF advances to an opposition to the Return chart’s Venus — Venus having advanced to a square with the Moon-to-Sun position. It would seem that “chance and change” almost makes it, but just misses out on opportunities to occur. Might we see Michele not being sharp enough to catch her opponents mistakes in rebuttal, or might we see the moderators not providing her the chances needed to shine?
In summary, Michele looks like she does well but not great enough to make her the debate standout. I could be wrong to base so much on the PofF symbolism, which I’ve only worked with in these charts for the past couple of weeks, but that is how I read it. We’ll soon know. Dave.