A Change in U.S. Republican Campaign Strategy

Mitt Romney was planning on waging a “referendum” campaign against President Obama  — Are you better off now than you were before?  On Saturday, Aug.11th, Romney announced his selection for Vice President; Paul Ryan, Congressman, head of the budget committee.  Now, the campaign was going to be focused on taxes and debt reduction — the structure of the economy and the effects of taxes and debt on social security, medicare and health insurance. 

In this posting, a methodology “Moon-to-Sun” Returns will be utilized.  The transiting Moon to the natal Sun represents a new form of Lunar Return which portrays how the t/Moon (changes in the world around you) impacts the n/Sun (your life-flow, well-being, interests and attitude).  Paul Ryan experienced such a Moon-to-Sun Return on August 1st, 2012.  This “Return” last two weeks until a t/Moon-opposite-n/Sun Return occurs.  This, then, is a dual cycle, each half covering two weeks of time.  While the Return chart presents the “theme” of one’s life for the next two weeks, daily charts can be produced for each/any day in those two weeks by recalculating the date, keeping the “time” and “location” the same.  The precession corrected Moon-to-Sun Return chart is shown below.

In Moon-to-Sun Return charts, the house position of the t/Moon-to-n/Sun sets the theme for the following two weeks.  In this 11th house placement, a standard theme would be “One contributes to joint-ventures having a public impact, helping to develop new careers, directly supporting the creative efforts of others, launching or completing financial ventures on behalf of others.  Financial gains or losses due to career decisions.”  This is an appropriate statement for Ryan’s situation.  Also part of this story is t/Sun opposing n/Sun & t/Moon plus n/Venus; two Suns often symbolizes two men in partnership.  n/Venus points to one’s natural attractiveness or, in this case, political charisma.  One wonders who will capture the “essence” of the campaign — is this another McCain-Palin situation?

Another significant chart factor is Part of Fortune @ Descendant; “Chance or change is brought about by the actions of others.”  n/Mars @ Asc.; “Leadership and one’s developed ambition/presence” is put on display and called into action.”  Finally we need to look at t/Node conjoining n/Asc. (Wisconsin) and n/Neptune.  We might see this pattern through political eyes wherein the n/Asc. indicates the nature of his basic down-home personality and qualities, the n/Neptune looks to his visions of new ideas (9th house).

In the next post we will “advance” this chart to August 11th to view its significance as well as to what was behind his selection by Romney.   Comments can be posted within this posting or sent directly to me by e-mail, dadsnook@charter.net.  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 four 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 see seek to maintain or deal with change in our lives. A book is expected to be 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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