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House Divided: Pelosi vs. A.O.C.

The party in with the majority in either the House or the Senate has the power, but that power often comes with some complications. You have to get everyone to agree on how to use the power. Republicans struggled with this during the last years of the Obama administration and, to some extent, during the first years of Donald Trump. Now it’s the Democrat’s turn.

The battle that has been brewing for a while between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and some of the younger, more liberal representatives has recently become more open. These younger reps are mostly women and their leader (at least in the eyes of the press) is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (a.k.a. A.O.C.). I thought it might be interesting to see what the horoscopes of Pelosi and A.O.C. have to tell us about this conflict.

Unfortunately, we don’t have a time of birth for Nancy Pelosi. (Click on Nancy Pelosi to see a partial horoscope done for noon on her date of birth) but we know that she is an Aries by Sun sign with the Moon in Scorpio. This is a fighting combination. Aries fights in the open, trading punch for punch. Scorpio fights behind the scenes, always waiting for an opening. During her long career in politics, Pelosi and proved to be a capable warrior on both levels.

Ocasio-Cortez is a Libra (Click on A.O.C. to see her chart complete with time of birth.) Libra’s like to argue. (or “discuss,” as they like to call it.) But Ocasio-Cortez also has the Moon in Aries, so she’s not afraid of a fight. Her chart is particularly dynamic with a lot of hard aspects and with both Mercury and the Moon near the angles (M.C. and I.C.) Even though her time in the public eye has been short, there’s no denying that she is a dynamic figure.

Comparing the two charts, the thing that stands out is the near conjunction between A.O.C.’s Moon and Pelosi’s Aries Sun. Pelosi’s Sun is also close to an opposition to Ocasio-Cortez’s Mercury. This connection does not necessarily indicate animosity. Instead, it describes two fighters who understand one another. Really, the conflict is between Pelosi's Aries focus on winning and Ocasio-Cortez's Libra idealism.

Another interesting connection between the chart is the conjunction of A.O.C.’s North Node and Pelosi’s Sun. This would indicate some sort of Karmic connection between the two. I don’t typically delve into reincarnations. (Keeping track of the astrology of one life is difficult enough.) But this connection does conjure up some interesting story lines.

The transits currently impacting the charts of Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez are also interesting. Currently, Pelosi has transiting Neptune conjunct her natal Mercury. Pelosi going to  have trouble making herself understood and properly organizing her thoughts. This is not a good problem to have in the midst of argument. It is also an aspect that indicates that, maybe, your ideas are misguided.

A.O.C. is also in the midst of a difficult transit. Transiting Saturn is moving retrograde into a square to her natal Mars. With this aspect Ocasio-Cortez feels pressured and blocked. It’s no wonder that her Aries Moon is lashing out. Unfortunately, fighting is not the way out of this kind of aspect. It often just adds to the person’s frustration.

A.O.C.’s Saturn square will be easing up by the end of July. It will make a brief pass in November and then it will be gone. Pelosi, on the other hand, will be dealing with Neptune on her Mercury for most of the rest of this year and on into the first half of 2020. In the end, I think she is the one who is going to suffer the most from this conflict.

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