A fun spin on serious cosmic stuff! Wendell C. Perry has 40 years experience studying astrology and how it impacts personalities & relationships. He's written two books & published articles in astrology magazines. He's happy to share this website so that you, too, can have fun with astrology to help you in everyday life!
A recent article in Timemagazine proposes that Vice-President Elect Mike Pence could be the antidote to Trumpitis; that Pence’s prior service in Congress and his knowledge of the workings of government could make up for the glaring deficiencies Donald Trump has in these areas. This inspired me to take another look at Pence’s chart.
We don’t have a time of birth for Mike Pence, so we have to make do with a chart done for noon on his birthday. (Click on Mike Pence to see the horoscope.) One thing that strikes me right away is the fact that Pence is, like Trump, a Gemini by Sun sign, and that his Mercury aligns perfectly with Trump’s natal Sun. Pence has had no trouble playing the role of Trump’s “mouthpiece” (Mercury rules communication) even though they disagree on many things with regard to policy.
For a child born into fame and affluence, (the daughter of an iconic Hollywood star and a famous singer) Carrie Fisher’s life has by no means been a smooth ride. Famous for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars, she has also been a successful author, screenwriter and playwright, but at the same time she has struggled with drug addiction, alcoholism and mental illness.
Fisher’s horoscope (click on Carrie Fisher to see the chart) shows a classic aspect for addictive personalities. Her Sun in Libra is conjunct her Neptune, a planet strongly associated with escapism. Neptune is particularly prominent in the chart because it is in the Ninth House and is an almost exact sextile with Pluto. I always pay close attention to the closest aspects in a person’s chart and this sextile is separated by only four minutes of the arc.
For the past few days the sky has been dominated by an interesting configuration of Uranus, Saturn and Jupiter. These three planets have all moved to around 20 degrees of their respective signs: Aries, Sagittarius and Libra, creating an astrological triangle, with Uranus opposed to Jupiter and Saturn trine Uranus and sextile Jupiter.
I’ve written about how this configuration is currently impacting the horoscope of Donald Trump. (Click here to see the article.) This combination of aspects is also going to affect anyone with significant placements between 19 and 21 degrees of any sign in their chart. But, I also feel that it is going to have a more generalized influence on the population at large.
I’ve cut back on commenting on the horoscopes of the various shooters and killers that crop up in our violent society because I just don’t like giving such people extra attention. However, ever once and a while one comes along whose horoscope can provide us with a helpful lesson in astrology. The Charleston, South Carolina mass murderer, Dylann Roof, is a case in point.
We don’t have a time of birth for Dylann Roof, though the horoscope that I’ve done for noon on his birthday (click on Dylann Roof to see the chart) has some possibilities. It places his conjunction of Mercury and Mars close to his Midheaven. That would a placement conductive to the violence Roof displayed when he went into the Emanuel African Episcopal Church and began shooting people.
However, the aspects I want to focus on would be in force no matter what time he was born on that day. That is the double sextile between his Mercury and Mars in Pisces and Uranus and Neptune in Capricorn. Of course, the Uranus to Neptune conjunction is a generational aspect. Between 1993 and 1994 it was the single most dominant alignment in the sky. So the fact that Roof has two planets connected to it is significant.