The race for the GOP candidacy continues with Super Tuesday, March 6. Will Pisces Mitt Romney gain cosmic help from his recent birthday (February 28) -- just in time for the Arizona and Michigan primaries? Or will Taurus Rick Santorum lean heavily on his Bullish stamina to push through for a victory?
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Predicting elections is a fragile skill, made more complicated by not having definite birth times for the leading candidates. But even with missing parts to the jigsaw puzzle, there are still definite astrological clues we can explore.
What is clear is that there will most likely not be a runaway winner. The two current frontrunners, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney, are both being hit with a frustrating Pluto-Mars aspect, which means huge effort for small gains.
Rick Santorum, a steady Taurus with a communicative Aquarius Moon, did have lucky Jupiter on his side on February 28 for his birthday, and the luck will linger for a bit. But serious Saturn's retrograde (February 7 through June 25) is pushing him backwards, unsettling his balance and possibly causing him to panic.
Mitt Romney, a confident Pisces with a stalwart Scorpio Moon, will be less affected by Saturn’s backward movement. He also has enthusiastic Jupiter on hand to keep his spirits up. But nebulous Neptune (the ruler of his Sun) now in Pisces will deliver a few disappointments for him as well.
Newt Gingrich, a chatty Gemini with an outspoken Sagittarius Moon, is now trailing in the polls after his January surge. He’ll take heart from a few Jupiter influences, but Neptune in Pisces since early February is not assisting him in his efforts at all.
Ron Paul, an entertaining Leo with a compassionate Taurus Moon, will be turning on the charm but the ongoing strain of campaigning will provoke a few irritable outbursts and some confusion. He’ll get a few morale boosts from lucky Jupiter but not enough to stave off a slide downhill.
Marjorie Orr has an M.A. (Hons) in English Literature and Philosophy from Glasgow University, and was a current affairs journalist, award-winning BBC TV documentary producer and then a psychotherapist. She has a worldwide following for her astrology... read more