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When I read about Sarah Huckabee Sanders being turned away from a restaurant in Virginia my reaction was mixed. On the one hand,I thought it ironic that shortly after the Supreme Court said it was okay for a baker to refuse on moral grounds to make a cake for a gay wedding, a restaurant owner decides that it would be a violaton of her moral code to serve lunch to a defender of the policies of Donald Trump. On the other, it was not that long ago when, in many places in this country, white merchants and business owners felt it was quite in keeping with their moral code not to serve African-Americans.

On a personal level I do think that the person who refused to serve Sanders stands on firmer moral ground the anti-gay baker or white segregationists. However, I am still bothered by the notion that our country has become so divided that we all can’t eat at the same restaurant. Everyone has to make his or her own moral choices, but outrage can only take us so far.


We don’t have a time of birth of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, but a chart done for noon on her date of birth (click on Sarah Sanders to see the chart) shows that she is a Sun sign Leo with Mars conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio. Leos typically possess a fixed set of principles. This tendency is reinforced by the conjunction of Mars and Jupiter. Sanders is a person who needs to believe, and she invests her entire being into what she believes. Her convictions are not just strong, they are at the root of her heroic, Leo self-image.


Neptune is trine Sander’s Sun and this adds an interesting wrinkle to her principled nature. On the one hand, Neptune adds a mystical, religious component to Sanders’ set of beliefs. However, Neptune also dissolves boundaries, making it easy for her stretch her fixed principles to cover behavior and ideas that might otherwise fall short of her strong sense of what is right and wrong.


The incident at the restaurant is a continuation of what has been a bad couple of months for Sarah Sanders. Not only has she been put in the awkward position of defending the forced separation of children from their parents at the Mexican border, she had to sit through Michelle Wolf’s nasty comments about her during the White House Correspondents Dinner.


What we can see in this partial horoscope for Sanders is that Pluto is forming a quincunx with her natal Sun. The quincunx is not a strong aspect, but it does indicate a period of trial and self-doubt. The kind of problems we get with the quincunx aspect tend to come at us from unexpected directions. They are issues that are not likely to change your life, but they will make you decidedly uncomfortable.


Pluto is a slow-moving planet, so Sanders will be living with this aspect for the rest of this year and on into 2019. If she chooses to stick with her current job, she can expect lots more uncomfortable situations. I suppose that this could mean that she will be kicked out of more restaurants. But, as I see it, that is more a problem for our future as a nation that for her future in the Trump administration.

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