Ron Paul, Libertarian, far right Conservative, forthright and plain-spoken politician, has become the poll-leader. Displacing Gingrich and “million negative ads” Romney, Ron Paul’s message is the latest to catch on with the poll takers. Given that there are only 11 days before the Iowa caucuses, this is beginning to look serious for some.
Again, I will be using the Moon-to-Sun Return chart format (a new form of cyclic charting that I am exploring) in which the chart is for the transiting Moon returning to the natal Sun’s position. This is particularly important in Ron Paul’s case due to there being no recorded birth time for his August 20, 1935 birth date. Using the noon position, the Sun at 26:13 Leo cannot be “off” by more than 30 arc-minutes (half a day of motion). Since the Moon travels that 0:30 minutes distance in an hour, this chart will be close to what it would be if his actual birth time was known. This could be called “astrological leveraging of time” — a way of using time to our advantage. In the following chart, the Dec. 15th Moon-to-Sun chart has been advanced to Dec. 20th when the highly favorable poll rating started to reflect his popular standing. We will see a few “new” factors in this chart that may contribute to our interpretive model for the Moon-to-Sun returns.
Dec. 15, 2011 Moon-to-Sun Return chart advanced 5 days to Dec. 20, 2011 when the polls started to show a surge for Ron Paul and a decline for both Gingrich and Romney.
The Moon has moved from its conjunction with natal Sun in the 3rd house to 7 Scorpio in the 5th house. If we wish to “link” this date to the poll-surge in Paul’s favor, we can immediately note the opposition to the natal Moon and transiting Part of Fortune. The public (Moon) reflects the changed situation (Part of Fortune) that has developed. This “changed situation” is the unbelievable volume of negative advertising support Romney and bashing/distorting Gingrich’s record and positions. Some have remarked that not seven minutes can elapse on Iowa TV without one of these advertisements showing. Over Christmas and New Years this has to be particularly distressing to viewers.
If we look to the chart’s Descendant angle we see it bracketed by transiting Sun-Pluto signalling a decisive and powerful underhanded attack to control influence. The polls show Romney sinking quickly, Gingrich right behind him, and Ron Paul surging. This would seem to be the Part of Fortune in action. All of this could have repercussions for New Hampshire; the loss of Iowa for Romney/Gingrich might affect voting there and in the following primary in North Carolina. The politics of this is not within the scope of this posting, however we can follow and predict events astrologically. Dave