This study shows, using approximately 400 astrological charts of mostly public personalities, correlations between astrological patterns and political/ethical ideologies.
The primary indicator of political/ethical ideology is the asteroid Pallas, followed by Venus and the Moon.
Pallas in aspect to the Sun, Mercury, and/or the North Node ("Defensive Pallas") tends to increase a native's libertarian or philosophically non-aggressive tendencies.
Pallas in disharmonious aspect to Jupiter, in any aspect to Pluto, or in a stronger aspect to the South Node than to the North Node ("Aggressive Pallas") tends to increase a native's philosophically aggressive or authoritarian tendencies.
The placement of Pallas on the natal chart is a reliable indicator of the degree of government control the native considers acceptable.
Aspects of Pallas to planets which rule one of these factors also affect the chart (libertarian charts, for example, can have Pallas in aspect to the ruler of the Sun rather than the Sun itself). Also, aspects to the ruler of Pallas affect the chart.
The placement of Venus also shows a correlation with ideology, with regard to wealth.
Venus or the Second House ruler conjunct or trine the North Node ("Solid Venus") usually indicates especially strong free-market capitalist tendencies.
Conversely, charts of persons with leftist or government-interventionist economic views tend to have Neptune or the South Node in aspect to Venus, the ruler of Venus, or the Second House ("Fluid Venus").
While "Fluid Venus" is present in nearly all the charts of leftists in this sample, it is not a reliable indicator that the native will adhere to lefist economics.
Many natives with the pattern will shift to non-interventionist economics after a comparative study of economic systems (common in cases with a strong "Defensive Pallas" placement); others will adopt right-wing coloration without changing their underlying economic views in order to gain political influence.
Cultural conservatism, as differentiated from libertarian (small-government and/or anti-war) conservatism and economic (laissez-faire) conservatism, may be connected to the astrological placement of the Moon and the Fourth House.
It is common for cultural conservatives to have the North Node in aspect to the Moon, the Fourth House, and/or their rulers ("Solid Moon").
Conversely, the South Node and/or Neptune in connection to the Moon or Fourth House ("Fluid Moon") may indicate a departure from socially conservative values.
Cultural conservatism and cultural liberalism can coexist with any combination of Pallas and Venus factors, though cultural conservatives often politically align themselves with fiscal conservatives and cultural liberals with economic leftists.
Due to the difficulty of obtaining birth times for many charts, this factor is more difficult to track than Pallas and Venus.
The "Solid Venus" and "Solid Moon" configurations are much less likely to occur than their "liquid" counterparts. So while there are more categories of conservatives than Left-wingers, this is no way reflects the size of each camp.
Defensive Pallas, Venus and Moon indicators variable.
This group of charts typically displays strong Pallas aspects, representing persons or entities for whom the use of force or violence against non-agressive parties is generally unacceptable. Persons with libertarian leanings who support a militarily proactive foreign policy are listed here as paleoconservatives.
Ron Paul has Pallas conjunct Sun. He is clearly the most prominent living libertarian on the planet. Virgo Mercury opposite Saturn in Pisces may represent his lifelong battle of words against the secretive authority of the Federal Reserve. Consistent with cultural conservatism, the chart has Moon trine North Node (regardless of birth time). In a pattern similar to that of many economic interventionists, Neptune is loosely conjunct Venus and conjunct Mercury, the ruler of Venus, mitigated by the Venus trine to North Node and the Mercury-Saturn opposition.
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I was guessing that he may have been born around 10AM, but the astrologers in the linked discussion have done more homework than me.
10am would give him Libra rising (accounting for his non-confrontational tendencies),
Sun in the 11th (representative of the people), Mercury in the 12th (knowledge of hidden information),
Pluto-South-Node in the 10th (pulling down or destroying authority),
7th House ruled by Mars which is conjunct Jupiter in the 2nd (constructive partnerships regarding financial issues; as well as his long-lived marriage to Carol Paul, who, in Martian fashion, initiated their relationship),
North Node in the 4th (reinforcing his culturally conservative streak),
and Saturn on the 6th (recurring problems with staff who do not always share his views) which also co-rules his 5th (his children and descendants working for him as campaign staff).
Lew Rockwell has Pallas conjunct Sun and Mercury. He is the founder and head of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and publisher of LewRockwell.com, the world's leading libertarian publication. Consistent with cultural conservatism, the chart has North Node conjunct Pluto, ruler of Moon (regardless of birth time).
Etienne de la Boetie has Pallas conjunct Sun and Mercury and semisquare Jupiter. Pallas' ruler Mars is conjunct the North Node. Neptune is widely square Venus, but Venus' ruler Jupiter is conjunct North Node.
Claude Frederic Bastiat has Pallas conjunct Sun, square the Nodes, and trine Pluto. He worked in government before making his historic contributions to libertarian economic theory. He has Venus trine South Node and sextile Jupiter.
Chelsea/Bradley Manning has Pallas conjunct Sun and Mercury, ruled by Saturn which is conjunct Sun and Mercury, square the Nodes, and septile Pluto. The military whistleblower is a libertarian hero whether or not officially a libertarian. She/He has Venus trine South Node and ruled by Saturn which is square the Nodes.
Grover Cleveland has Pallas conjunct Sun and sesquiquadrate Jupiter (ruled by the Sun). He was a rare US President that resisted military interventionism and the expansion of the state. He has Venus in Pisces but trine Saturn.
Hans Hermann Hoppe has Pallas conjunct Sun and indirectly sesquiquadrate Jupiter (ruled by Saturn which is conjunct Pallas). The anarcho-capitalist scholar's early interest in Marxism may appear in the Venus-Neptune-South-Node conjunction. u- (vu) hj
Aaron Russo has Pallas conjunct Sun, square Uranus and Saturn (rulers of the Sun), and quincunx Pluto. Suggesting cultural liberalism, he has Moon trine neptune and/or ruled by Mercury which is trine Neptune. Uncharacteristically for a fiscal conservative, the libertarian film-maker has Venus and Neptune quindecile and in mutual reception.
Henry David Thoreau has Pallas opposite Sun and semisquare Jupiter. "Man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can let alone." The American thinker and anarchist also has Neptune ruling the Second House and square Pluto on the cusp of that house, a pattern that is often indicative of Socialist tendencies. In his life, however, Thoreau seemed more concerned with reducing the cultural emphasis on wealth rather than spreading it around. u- vu hv hj j-
Irving Horowitz has Pallas opposite Sun and novile North Node. The libertarian scholar and publisher has, consistent with the leftist economic affiliation of his youth, Neptune conjunct Venus and quintile South Node.
David Nolan has Pallas trine Sun, Mercury, and Pluto (which is ruled by the Sun). He was a Libertarian Party founder and the creator of the Nolan Chart. He has Venus trine South Node but indirectly trine Saturn. u- vu hj (pv)
Carol Paul has Pallas trine Sun and opposite Uranus (the ruler of Mercury). She would appear to share her long-time husband's libertarian convictions, though the Venus-Neptune quincunx suggests the possibility of economic views that may differ. u- vu (hv) (hj) (j+-) pv
Edward Snowden has Pallas trine and parallel Sun, sesquiquadrate Mercury, parallel North Node and ruled by Saturn which is conjunct Pluto. The NSA whistleblower has Venus ruled by Sun which is opposite Neptune but conjunct North Node.
George Carlin has Pallas trine Sun (via Jupiter) and opposite Pluto (weakened because Pluto's ruler, the Moon, is conjunct South Node). Moon conjunct South Node suggests cultural liberalism. The libertarian comic probably did not lean left economically, as he has Venus trine North Node. u- vu hv (hj) pv
Jack Hunter has Pallas trine Sun and (more widely) Pluto. Formerly known as "The Southern Avenger" on the radio, Hunter now puts his own name on his political commentary. Fittingly for the outspoken fiscal conservative, he has Venus in Taurus widely trine North Node. u- vu vt hv j+- (pv)
Jim Shawvan has Pallas on the MC trine Sun and widely conjunct South Node. The libertarian astrologer has both the North Node in the Fourth House (common in cultural conservatives) and Neptune in the Fourth House and Moon trine South Node (common in cultural liberals). The prominent Pallas may serve him well as an astrologer because it also suggests an ability to analyze and glean patterns from complex data, as well as strong libertarian tendencies. He also has Neptune trine Venus, possibly mitigated by Venus square Pallas.
Walter Block has Pallas square Sun and Mercury, co-ruled by Mars which is quincunx North Node, and trine South Node. He was Communist in his youth before becoming a well-known anarcho-capitalist scholar, possibly represented here by the Venus/Neptune/North-Node conjunction. u+- vu hv hj j+ pv
Benjamin Tucker has Pallas square Sun and trine North Node. He was a proponent of American individualist anarchism (which he called "unterrified Jeffersonianism") in the 19th century, and editor and publisher of the individualist anarchist periodical Liberty. He has Venus conjunct Neptune, ruled by Jupiter which is conjunct Pallas and trine North Node. u- vu hv hj j+- pv
Ronald Hamowy has Pallas square Sun, conjunct Jupiter, and opposite Pluto (which is novile South Node). The Canadian academic was an influential scholar in the modern libertarian movement and a close associate of Rothbard.
Charlton Heston has Pallas square Sun, trine North Node, and opposite Pluto (mitigated by a trine to South Node, which is also sesquiquadrate Pluto's ruler Moon). The Hollywood icon campaigned for civil rights, gun rights, and other causes. Suggesting cultural liberalism, he has South Node sesquiquadrate Moon and conjunct Uranus (ruler of the Fourth House). u- vu hv (hj) j- (pv)
Walt Disney has Pallas square Sun and trine North Node. Aside from his passionate opposition to Communism, he did not seem particularly political, but the Pallas signature is telling. The economic indicators with Venus and the Second House are mixed, so his issues with Communism may have been more related to authoritarianism than econonomics. u- vu (hv) hj j-
Gary Johnson has Pallas quintile Sun, square Mercury, semisquare Jupiter, sesquiquadrate South Node, and ruled by Jupiter which is square Sun. The libertarian-leaning former governor and 2012 presidential candidate is somewhat less ideologically consistent than his political peer Ron Paul. He also has Venus trine Neptune.
Andrew Napolitano has Pallas sesquiquadrate Sun and opposite Venus (the ruler of his Mercury in Taurus which in turn rules his Gemini Sun). He also has Venus quincunx South Node and opposite Pallas. u+- vu vt hj j-
Warren Harding has Pallas sesquiquadrate Sun and and quincunx Mercury. One of the few US Presidents to resist the expansion of Federal authority, he is praised by Austrian economists for ending the 1921 depression by resisting pressure from progressives to stimulate the economy, unlike Hoover and FDR after 1929. He has Venus conjunct North Node and opposite Neptune. Neptune's ruler Mars is conjunct Saturn. u- vl (hv) j+
Radley Balko has Pallas novile Sun and Mercury, ruled by Neptune (conjunct North Node) and Jupiter (trine North Node), and quintile South Node. The writer for Reason Magazine also has Venus conjunct South Node. u- vu hj j+-
Gerald Celente has Pallas in a weak novile with the Sun and a weak sextile with Mercury. The founder of the Trends Research Institute is famous for his accurate social/political/economic predictions. His political views tend to be more libertarian than not. Suggesting a leaning towards cultural conservatism, he has North Node trine Moon, conjunct Moon's co-ruler Uranus, but with Moon's other co-ruler Saturn trine South Node. Despite being extremely skeptical of government and even a supporter of commodity-based currency, he does seem to believe in government economic regulation (suggested by the Venus-Neptune novile). u+- vu hv hj j+-
Lysander Spooner has Pallas conjunct Mercury. The American anarchist and slavery abolitionist created a successful private competitor to the US Postal Service before the government shut it down. His chart also has, similar to his modern-day counterpart Walter Block, a Venus/Neptune/North-Node conjunction. u- vu hv hj j+
Leonard Read has Pallas conjunct Mercury, trine the North Node, and quintile Venus, the ruler of the Sun. The American economist and the founder of the Foundation for Economic Education also has Venus trine Neptune and Venus' ruler Pluto quincunx North Node. u- vu j-
Stefan Molyneux has Pallas opposite Mercury, quindecile Sun, ruled by Mars which is square the Nodes, and at the point of a Yod between Pluto and South Node. The libertarian blogger, essayist, author, and host of the Freedomain Radio series of podcasts also has Venus trine North Node. The "Aggressive Pallas" aspects may correlate with reportedly authoritarian ("cult-leader-like") behavior with his closest followers. Neptune conjunct South Node and trine Saturn may account for his militant anti-mystical views. u+- vu hv hj j+
Lord Acton has Pallas trine Mercury, semisquare Saturn (the ruler of Sun and Mercury) and sesquiquadrate Pluto (mitigated by Pluto's ruler Mars being trine Pallas). The statesman who who famously observed that power corrupts also has Venus conjunct South Node and Venus' ruler Saturn square the Nodes. u+- hv hj j-
Bitcoin (Genesis Block) has Pallas trine (and ruled by) Mercury which is conjunct North Node. This chart for the growing alternative currency has Venus conjuct Neptune but Venus co-ruled by Jupiter which is conjunct North Node, and (probably) Second House ruled by Mercury which is conjunct North Node.
James P Gray has Pallas trine Mercury, square Saturn and trine Uranus (co-rulers of Sun and Mercury), and ruled by Venus which is sextile Mercury and quindecile Jupiter. Gary Johnson's running mate for the 2012 US presidential election on the Libertarian Party ticket has a somewhat more libertarian chart signature than Johnson himself, and also has Venus opposite Neptune.
Smedley Butler has Pallas trine Mercury and opposite Jupiter and Pluto (the latter two planets ruled by Venus which is conjunct South Node). One of a number of examples in which the placement of the nodes indicates a lifetime shift from authoritarianism to libertarianism, Butler was the most decorated US marine in history before becoming an antiwar activist. u+- hv (hj) (vu) j-
Murray Rothbard has Pallas square Mercury, widely square Sun, and ruled by Mercury which is trine North Node. He was a prominent exponent of the Austrian School of economics who helped to define capitalist libertarianism, and he popularized a form of free-market anarchism which he termed "anarcho-capitalism." He is considered a centrally important figure in the American libertarian movement. He also has Saturn and Uranus, the rulers of Venus, in aspect to Neptune, but trine North Node, which is also quindecile Venus. u+- vu hv hj j+
Louis McFadden has Pallas square Mercury, quintile Mars which is conjunct Sun, quincunx North Node, and quincunx Pluto. The anti-central-banking (and unfortunately anti-Semitic) congressman also has Venus quintile Neptune, overwhelmed by Venus trine North Node. u+ (hv) hj j+
John Stuart Mill has Pallas quintile Mercury. He has been called "the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century". Mill's conception of liberty justified the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state control. u- vu hv hj (j-)
Voltairine de Cleyre has Pallas sextile Mercury. She was an American anarchist writer and feminist, opposing the state, marriage, and the domination of religion in sexuality and women's lives. She has South Node conjunct Moon's ruler Neptune and probably conjunct Moon, suggesting cultural liberalism.
William Leggett has Pallas semisquare Mercury. He was an ardent slavery abolitionist and advocate of laissez-faire capitalism. His chart also has Venus trine South Node and Venus' ruler Mercury conjunct North Node. u- vu hv
JRR Tolkien has Pallas semisquare Mercury, ruled by Saturn which is tightly square Mercury, and widely trine Pluto. The author was a strong (near-anarchist) libertarian, and his "Lord of the Rings" epic was a commentary on the corruptive effects of power. His chart also has Venus trine Neptune and ruled by Saturn and Uranus which aspect Neptune but Saturn is trine North Node.
Randolph Bourne has Pallas sesquiquadrate Mercury (which also rules the Sun) and trine the North Node. He famously observed that "war is the health of the state". He also has, suggesting fiscal conservatism, Venus sesquiquadrate North Node. u- hv j-
Professor Griff has Pallas parallel Mercury and trine North Node. The Public Enemy rapper and activist's libertarian leanings are clear in an hour-long 2013 interview released by Alex Jones. His chart also has Venus ruled by Sun which is square Neptune, suggesting a possible leftward lean.
Hans Sennholtz has Pallas conjunct North Node, trine Sun, and sesquiquadrate Mercury. The economist of the Austrian school of economics who studied under Ludwig von Mises also has Venus opposite Neptune and North Node trine Venus and in aspect to Venus' rulers Saturn and Uranus.
Ludwig von Mises has Pallas conjunct North Node, sextile Sun, and novile Mercury. He is hailed by libertarians for expanding Austrian economics into a robust theory for human action, and for revealing fatal defects in Socialist economic theory. He probably has Moon conjunct North Node, suggesting cultural conservatism. u- vu (hv) (hj)
Alan L Lin. I have Pallas conjunct North Node, sextile Mercury, mundane-square Sun, sesquiquadrate Jupiter, quindecile Pluto, and ruled by Jupiter (parallel North Node) and Neptune which both aspect the Sun.
I was a dedicated progressive leftist until 2007 (coinciding with a transit involving Pallas and the nodes).
A long and agonizing study of comparative economic systems convinced me of the futility of government programs to assist the poor or help the economy, demolishing my central objection to libertarianism.
I have the North Node trine Moon and Neptune sextile Pluto (ruler of Moon), Pisces on the Fourth House cusp, and Moon at the midpoint of Jupiter and Neptune, rulers of Pisces.
Coincident with being left-liberal for most of my life, I have Venus quincunx Neptune and quintile South Node, and Saturn (ruler of the Second House) quindecile Neptune. u- (vu) hv hj j-
Bob Chapman has Pallas trine North Node and ruled by Mercury which is conjunct Sun. The economic/political pundit and pioneer of the modern conspiracy-whistleblower movement also has Venus conjunct Neptune and North Node trine Venus. u- (vu) hv
Adam Kokesh has Pallas square the Nodes, conjunct Saturn (which rules his Sun-Mercury conjunction), and conjunct Pluto (which may be mitigated by its ruler Venus on the South Node).
The combination of Pallas with Pluto and the North Node is common among ex-military persons who become peace activists.
"Freedom is a by-product of logic and reason". "Government is like a vestigial organ of social violence, soon to be amputated and cast aside as the useless horrid pus-filled leech that it is" (exerpted from a 2012 video).
Herbert Spencer has Pallas trine North Node and Pluto (Neptune, the ruler of Pluto is quincunx Pallas as a mitigating factor). He was an English philosopher, biologist, sociologist, and prominent classical liberal political theorist of the Victorian era. u- vu hv hj j+-
Muhammad Ali has Pallas trine the North Node, trine Saturn and Uranus (the rulers of his Sun and Mercury) and quindecile Pluto. He is included here for his anti-war and civil liberties activism. u- vu hv (hj) j+-
Brian Doherty has Pallas tightly quincunx the North Node and conjunct Pluto. The anarcho-capitalist editor for Reason Magazine is one of a few examples of a Pallas connection to the North Node overwhelming a strong Pallas-Pluto contact. He also has Venus' ruler Mercury quintile North Node.
Alex Jones has Pallas at the midpoint of Jupiter and Neptune, the two rulers of his Mercury in Pisces. Also notable are his South Node - Saturn conjunction (disempowerment of authority) trine his Sun-Jupiter conjunction in Aquarius (spokesman/teacher of the the masses). Saturn rules his Pallas, which conjunct the South Node may suggest a movement away from libertarianism or political activism over time (this astrologer hopes to be wrong here).
He seems to believe that the same government he passionately criticizes for abuses of life and liberty can be trusted to regulate the financial sector (suggested perhaps by the Venus-Neptune semisquare). u- vu hv hj j-
Walter E Williams has Pallas opposite Mars (ruler of Sun and Mercury), square Pluto, and quintile North Node. Representing his economic views, the libertarian economist has Venus quintile North Node. u+ (vu) hv (hj) (j-)
Justin Raimondo has Pallas trine Mars (ruler of his Sun) and sextile Jupiter (ruler of his Mercury). The openly gay editor of Antiwar.com opposes gay marriage, mocking the views that gays should adopt a heterosexual model of partnership and that government has the authority to define a social institution such as marriage. u- vu hv hj j-
Frank Chodorov has Pallas trine Uranus and quincunx Saturn (rulers of the Aquarius Sun), and quindecile North Node. He was called by Ralph Raico "the last of the Old Right greats" and opposed both the American entry into World War II and the New Deal. He also has, suggesting fiscal conservatism, Venus quindecile North Node. u- vu hv hj j+-
Isabel Paterson has Pallas widely opposite Saturn (ruler of Sun and Mercury) and square the Nodes. She was a founding mother of American libertarianism and a strong influence on Rose Wilder Lane and Ayn Rand. u- vu hv hj (j-)
Joseph Schumpeter has Pallas indirectly quintile Saturn (ruler of Sun and Mercury). He was an Austrian-Hungarian-American economist and political scientist. He popularized the term "creative destruction" in economics. u- vu hv hj j+-
Peter Schiff has Pallas trine Neptune, the ruler of Mercury. The Austrian School economist, brokerage firm head, and political pundit is infamous for correctly predicting the recent American economic troubles, which he blames on the government. (u-) vu hv hj j+-
John Stossel has Sun and Mercury sesquiquadrate Saturn and square Uranus, the rulers of Pallas in Aquarius. Pallas is square Jupiter (which is conjunct South Node). He became libertarian later in life. He also has Venus trine North Node. (u-) vu hv hj j-
This group of charts typically displays strong Pallas aspects, representing persons or entities for whom the use of force or violence against non-agressive parties is generally unacceptable. They believe that members of society should share their material goods (usually voluntarily), and this is typically reflected in aspects to Venus and/or the Second House (or their rulers) by Neptune and/or the South Node.
Surprisingly, there are as many cultural conservatives as cultural liberals in this group, as indicated by the Moon.
Joseph Dejacque has Pallas conjunct Sun. Suggesting cultural liberalism, the anarcho-communist poet has Moon ruled by Saturn and Uranus, both trine South Node, regardless of birth time. His economic views may be reflected in Neptune conjunct Uranus, ruler of Venus. u- vu hv hj j-
John Lennon has Pallas conjunct Sun and the North Node and quintile Pluto (which itself is ruled by the Sun). He is adopted by libertarians for his strong anti-authoritarian and anti-war views and disdain for Communism, but is also claimed by Socialist types for his utopian lyrics in the song "Imagine". Consistent with cultural liberalism, the chart has Uranus, ruler of Moon, trine Nepune. The libertarian indicators here are very strong, and the dreamy idealism around wealth might be indicated by the Neptune aspects to Jupiter and Uranus in the second house. *u+ vu hv hj
Mary Pinchot Meyer has Pallas opposite Sun and quindecile North Node and ruled by Mars, widely opposite Pluto. The influential anti-war activist has Mars, co-ruler of Moon, sesquiquadrate Nepune and Venus square Neptune.
Naomi Wolf has Pallas trine Sun and sesquiquadrate Jupiter (although Pallas is trine Neptune which rules Jupiter). A mainstream progressive liberal in her early career, she is now most active on libertarian concerns. Consistent with cultural liberalism, the chart has Moon trine South Node (regardless of birth time). The Venus-Neptune conjunction may correspond to left-wing economic views. u- vu (hv) j+
John F Kennedy has Pallas quintile and ruled by Sun, and square Mercury and Jupiter. Although not technically a libertarian, he drastically cut federal taxes and attempted to combat the expansion of war, the monopoly of the Federal Reserve, the influence of secret societies on politics, and the injustices of racism. He shares a Pluto conjunction to the South Node with Ron Paul, suggesting a further emphasis on reducing the concentration of political power. His economics may show up in his Venus-Neptune semisquare.
Julian Assange has Pallas semisquare Sun, quintile Mercury, square the Nodes and sesquiquadrate Pluto. The Wikileaks figurehead labels himself as a "libertarian" but has sometimes made public statements which contradict that claim. Befitting a cultural liberal he has Moon in the 12th House ruled by Pluto which is sextile Neptune. His economic views might be seen in the Second House ruled by Jupiter which is conjunct Neptune and quincunx Venus.
Mikhail Bakunin has Pallas semisquare Sun and novile Mercury (and conjunct its ruler Venus) and square the Nodes. He is credited with founding anarcho-communist theory. His economics might be indicated by the Venus-Neptune trine. (u+) (vu) hj (j-)
Kirkpatrick Sale has Pallas quincunx Mercury and opposite Pluto. It is probable that the Moon, ruler of Pluto, is trine the South Node and reduces Pluto's effect. Sale has been described as "one of the intellectual godfathers of the secessionist movement." A self-described leftist, he has Neptune trine Venus. u- vu hv hj j+
Mohandas Gandhi has Pallas sequiquadrate Venus (the ruler of his Libra Sun) and trine North Node, and semisquare Pluto and Jupiter (which are both however ruled by Venus). These suggest a libertarian orientation albeit one tempered by other factors (for instance, Gandhi's view that hundreds of thousands of deaths were acceptable, in the name of speeding the already inevitable exit of Britain from India). Suggesting cultural liberalism, he has Moon trine Neptune and South Node in the Fourth House. The Neptune quincunx with Venus is in line with his Socialist economic views. u- vu
Murray Bookchin has Pallas quincunx Jupiter which is conjunct Saturn, the ruler of his Sun and Mercury and also trine Sun and Mercury. Mercury is semisquare Mars, the ruler of Pallas. An anarcho-communist concerned with environmental issues, his economic views might be reflected by Venus in Pisces. u+ vu hv hj j-
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon has Pallas quintile Saturn (ruler of Sun and Mercury). Suggesting cultural liberalism, he has Moon ruled by Saturn which is conjunct Neptune. The anarcho-communist's economic views may be seen in the Venus square to Neptune. u+ vu hv hj j+
Glenn Greenwald has Pallas conjunct North Node and novile Sun and Pallas ruled by Mars which is conjunct South Node and semisquare Pluto. Suggesting cultural liberalism, he very likely has Moon sextile Neptune and ruled by Saturn which is trine Neptune. The civil libertarian columnist's economic views may be seen in South Node conjunct Venus' ruler Mars. u+- vu hv hj
Rick Steves has Pallas conjunct North Node, ruled by Jupiter which is quincunx North Node and Pallas, and trine Pluto. Suggesting cultural conservatism (or at least a deep appreciation of culture), he has Moon conjunct North Node, tempered by Moon sextile Neptune. The travel writer's economic views may be seen in Venus opposite Neptune. u+- vu hv hj j+
Pyotr Kropotkin has Pallas quindecile Saturn which is conjunct North Node and Pallas ruled by Mercury which is sesquiquadrate Pluto. Suggesting cultural liberalism, he has Moon trine South Node in Cancer (regardless of birth time). His economics may appear in the Venus-Neptune semisquare though uncharacteristically he also North Node conjunct Venus and Saturn (ruler of Venus). It may be that an explanation lies in his actual time of birth, which is publically unavailable. (u-) vu hv hj j+
Defensive Pallas with weaker Aggressive Pallas traits, often Solid Venus, often Solid Moon.
This group of charts typically displays strong libertarian Pallas aspects and weaker authoritarian aspects, representing persons or entities for whom the use of force or violence against non-agressive parties is unacceptable under many conditions.
They view government as necessary but ideally limited in size and scope, though they often disagree on where and how much government should be limited.
Nearly all members of this group believe that physical defense should be socialized (that is, funded by involuntary taxation of the populace and controlled by a central authority).
The Venus indicator for interventionist economics is often weak or absent in this group.
Christopher Monckton has Pallas conjunct Sun, Mercury, and North Node and opposite Pluto. He is largely responsible for exposing corruption and questionable science within the anthropogenic global warming movement, despite ardent opposition from corporations and governments. Consistent with cultural conservatism, the chart has Moon quincunx North Node or sesquiquadrate with a planet conjunct North Node (depending on time of birth). vu hv hj j-
Paul Craig Roberts has Pallas conjunct Sun and Mercury, ruled by Mars which is trine South Node. While the Reagan administration delivered few of its stated goals, the "father of Reaganomics" himself has been a consistent proponent of civil liberties and an opponent of war. Consistent with cultural conservatism, the chart very likely has Moon's ruler Venus trine North Node. As for his mixed view on economics (an advocate of markets in many areas but leftist on medicine and banking regulation), his chart has Venus trine North Node and ruled by Jupiter which is opposite Neptune. u- vu hv (hj) (j-)
Joseph McCarthy has Pallas conjunct Sun, ruled by Pluto which is conjunct North Node. He employed heavy-handed authoritarian tactics in pursuit of a libertarian goal. Oddly, he has Venus square Neptune and quintile South Node. u- vu hj j+
Napoleon Bonaparte has Pallas conjunct Sun, trine North Node, and sesquiquadrate Pluto. After attaining the throne, the conqueror and monarch forbade privileges based on birth, allowed freedom of religion, and specified that government jobs go to the most qualified. He has Venus and Jupiter (Second House ruler) both sextile Neptune, and North Node in the Second House quindecile Venus.u- hv hj
Milton Friedman has Pallas conjunct Sun via Venus (which is semi-square Pluto). He is remembered as a libertarian but essentially advocated a form of "kinder, gentler" central economic control. Suggesting a left-right hybrid economic view, he has Venus trine North Node and Neptune novile Mercury, the ruler of his second house both by rulership and by conjunction. u- vu pv hv hj j+
Rand Paul has Pallas opposite Sun and sextile Pluto, suggesting an outlook that is predominantly but not fully libertarian. The Moon ruled by Saturn and Uranus, both in aspect to South Node, indicates a possible cultural liberal streak. He also has, suggesting genuine fiscal conservatism, Venus trine North Node.u- vu hj j-
Joe Arpaio has Pallas opposite Sun and Mercury and quincunx Pluto. The cultural conservatism of "America's Toughest Sheriff" is reflected by North Node trine Pluto and Venus, both possible rulers of Moon (depending on time of birth). He also has, suggesting fiscal conservatism, Venus trine North Node.
David Cameron has Pallas opposite Sun and Venus (ruler of the Sun) and quadrinovile Pluto. He has supported US-instigated wars but asserted his conservative credentials by vetoing Germany's demand for a new European financial union. u+- hj j+
Pat Buchanan has Pallas trine Sun and biquintile Pluto. His paleoconservative views often put him in agreement with libertarianism (particularly with regard to foreign policy). Consistent with cultural conservatism, the chart has North Node on the Fourth House cusp. Consistent with his view that government has a role in directing a nation's economy, Venus is quintile Neptune. u- vu j-
Margaret Thatcher has Pallas trine Sun and Mercury. Pluto is square Mercury, ruler of Pallas. The fiscally conservative prime minister has Moon conjunct Neptune and quincunx South Node (being pro-gay and pro-choice on abortion, she was not a cultural conservative), and Venus trine North Node and weakly square Neptune. u- hv hj
Steve Pieczenik has Pallas widely trine Sun, square Mercury, trine Pluto with North Node, and Sun opposite Mars (ruler of Pallas). He was a highly placed US intelligence and foreign policy strategist before delving into fiction and political activism. u- vl hv j-
Daniel Hannan has Pallas square Sun (indirectly) and Mercury (ruler of Sun), opposite Jupiter, and trine Pluto (ruled by Mercury). Consistent with cultural conservatism, the chart has Moon's ruler Saturn trine North Node (regardless of birth time). The conservative member of the EU Parliament has Venus indirectly quincunx North Node. u+ vu hv hj j+-
Matt Drudge has Pallas quincunx Sun (novile and ruled by Pluto) and novile North Node. The alt-conservative media king also has, suggesting an affinity for capitalism, Venus quindecile North Node. u+- vu hv
Dinesh D'Souza has Pallas septile Sun, semisquare Mercury, ruled by Jupiter which is quincunx Pluto and Neptune which is square Jupiter. Consistent with cultural conservatism, the chart very likely has Moon conjunct North Node. It may be safe to say that the conservative pundit and former Reagan advisor identifies more with being American than with being Indian.
Edmund Burke has Pallas semisquare Sun and sextile Pluto. Pallas' ruler Jupiter is trine North Node. Consistent with cultural conservatism, the chart very likely has Moon trine North Node. The conservative forefather also has, suggesting an affinity for capitalism, Venus conjunct North Node.
Benjamin Franklin has Pallas semisquare Sun, sextile Mercury, and ruled by Jupiter which is trine South Node. Accounting for his anti central-banking economic views, Venus sesquiquadrate North Node. u+ vu hv hj j-
Ted Cruz has Pallas sextile Sun, septile Mercury, widely conjunct North Node, co-ruled by Jupiter which is square the Nodes and by Neptune which is sextile Pluto. Neptune is conjunct Jupiter and square Pallas. He has Moon trine and parallel North Node, ruled by Venus which is parallel North Node. As for his economics: Neptune is sextile Pluto (co-ruler of Venus), and quindecile Saturn and semisquare Uranus (co-rulers of the solar Second House) but Venus is parallel the North Node which is in the solar Second House.
Ayn Rand has Pallas conjunct Mercury, square Jupiter, and quincunx Pluto (which is ruled by the Pallas-conjoined Mercury). She was libertarianism's greatest champion with regard to commerce. Unlike her contemporary and sometime ally Murray Rothbard, however, she failed to fully understand and support the ethical and social implications of her own philosophy. Befitting her love of free-market capitalism, she has the North Node in the Second House. u+- vu hv hj j+-
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn has Pallas conjunct Mercury, opposite Jupiter (ruler of Sun), and opposite Pluto. Consistent with cultural conservatism, the chart has North Node in aspect to Jupiter and Neptune, rulers of Moon. u- vu hv hj j+
Thomas Jefferson has Pallas quintile Mercury and sextile Pluto. He was a libertarian statesman but a somewhat authoritarian president. Befitting his opposition to central banking, he has Venus conjunct the North Node.hj
Russell Kirk has Pallas conjunct North Node and quincunx Jupiter. The conservative godfather's views had more in common with libertarian thinking than he may have liked admit. Consistent with cultural conservatism, the chart has North Node conjunct Mars, ruler of Moon (regardless of birth time). Given his belief in private property, it is interesting he had a Venus to South Node trine. u+- vl hj j+
Pat Robertson has Pallas conjunct North Node, novile Mercury, and binovile Pluto. The political evangelist recently called for an end to drug prohibition, symptomatic of the libertarian drift suggested by the North Node placement. Consistent with social conservatism, the chart very likely has Moon trine North Node.
Christopher Nolan has Pallas conjunct and parallel North Node, co-ruled by Jupiter which is sextile Mercury and parallel North Node, co-ruled by Neptune which is contraparallel Sun and ruled by and sextile Pluto. The director's 2012 "The Dark Knight Rises" is interwoven with conservative (and even libertarian) political themes: the villain Bane's political coup resembles left-wing movements such as the French Revolution and Occupy Wall Street, police battling leftist rebels are heroes, government besides the local police is useless, sympathetic character Selena Kyle subtly shifts from the economic left to the economic right, and private profit is underscored as the precondition for charity. The film, Nolan's most overtly political, was largely made after his second nodal return (this astrologer, with a similar node-Pallas conjunction, also experienced a political shift after a second nodal return). Consistent with possible cultural conservatism, the chart very likely has
Moon in Cancer trine North Node. The Pallas placement may be what overcomes the normally-leftist Venus ruled by Mercury which is conjunct South Node and square Neptune.
Leonard Peikoff has Pallas conjunct North Node and co-ruled by Saturn and Uranus. Saturn is square Mercury and quindecile Pluto. Uranus is square Pluto. Ayn Rand's Objectivist heir has Moon conjunct South Node.
David Frum has Pallas trine North Node and sesquiquadrate Pluto. Consistent with social conservatism, the chart very likely has Moon conjunct North Node. Consisent with fiscal conservatism, the chart very likely has Venus ruled by Moon which is conjunct North Node. u- hv (j+)
Joseph Farah has Pallas trine North Node and sextile and ruled by Mercury which is conjunct South Node. The founder of World Net Daily has left-wing indicators (South Node in Cancer, Venus sextile Neptune) which I suspect are mitigated by factors dependent upon time of birth.
Andrew Breitbart has Pallas trine Saturn (ruler of Sun and Mercury) and square Pluto and the South Node. Consistent with cultural conservatism, the chart likely has Moon trine North Node (regardless of birth time). The conservative muckracking media genius has the capitalist Venus conjunction to the North Node. u- vu j+-
Walter Jones, Jr. has Pallas square Saturn and Uranus (rulers of the Sun and Mercury), quincunx Pluto, and widely conjunct South Node. The instigator of the "Freedom Fries" episode in the cafeteria of the US Congress at the start of Iraq War 2 became a consistent anti-war voice and Ron Paul ally shortly thereafter. u- vu (hv) hj
Neal Boortz has Pallas quindecile Mars (ruler of the Sun and Mercury), quincunx the Sun/Mercury midpoint, semisquare Pluto, and trine South Node. Consistent with cultural conservatism, he has North Node in Cancer conjunct Saturn, ruler of Moon, regardless of birth time. Suggesting an affinity for capitalism, the "conservatarian" commentator has Venus quintile North Node. u- vu hj j-
Promethean Antagonist has Pallas ruled by Saturn and Uranus which are both trine Sun (and Saturn is conjunct North Node), and Pallas opposite Jupiter and widely opposite Pluto. The conservative blogger, astrologer, and friend to this author has offered many insights useful in the construction of this web site. His conservatism is not cultural, as suggested by Moon in the 12th House trine Neptune. Suggesting an affinity for capitalism, the Antagonist has Venus quincunx North Node.
Roger Douglas has Pallas ruled by Saturn which is square Mercury, and Pallas opposite Pluto. (Pallas conjunct Jupiter may reduce the strength of the Pluto opposition). Nominally a socialist, the New Zealand politician implemented strong fiscal-conservative policies. Suggesting an affinity for capitalism, he has Venus conjunct North Node.
Dennis Miller has Pallas conjunct Pluto (ruler of Sun) and quincunx North Node. Consistent with cultural conservatism, he has Venus (ruler of Moon) square the Nodes, and possibly Moon trine North Node. His economic indicators are mixed. u- vu hj j+-
Jack Kemp has Pallas conjunct Pluto which is conjunct South Node and Sun. Consistent with cultural conservatism, he has Venus (ruler of Fourth House) sesquiquadrate North Node, which is tighter than the Venus-Neptune trine. His economic indicators are mixed, with Venus sesquiquadrate North Node but widely conjunct Neptune and ruled by Mercury which is quintile Neptune. u- vu hv hj j-
Defensive Pallas with weaker Aggressive Pallas traits, Fluid Venus, often Fluid Moon.
This group of charts typically displays strong libertarian Pallas aspects combined with authoritarian aspects that are nearly as strong, and economic-interventionist Venus patterns.
This is consistent with an ideology that holds that the use of violence or the threat of violence against non-aggressive parties is justifiable under some but not all conditions.
For example, principled progressives hold that it is acceptable for a government to forcibly appropriate the property of any individual ("taxation") but not that of another government ("war").
They typically believe in an economic system that is highly controlled by a central authority.
Unlike partisan progressives, who will side with the left wing of the power elite under all circumstances, principled progressives will criticize their own political faction when the faction strays from its stated ideology.
Most members of this group also have the Moon in aspect to Neptune and/or the South Node, suggesting cultural liberalism.
Abbie Hoffmann has Pallas conjunct Sun and Mercury, and sesquiquadrate Pluto. Leftist economic views may be represented by Venus trine Neptune. u- hv j+
Elizabeth Kucinich has Pallas conjunct Sun and Mercury, ruled by Venus which is square Jupiter and conjunct Pluto and North Node. Probable cultural liberalism appears in Moon in Pisces, probably square Neptune. Her "greenbacker" economic views may be represented by Venus in the solar 12th House. The publicly unavailable time of birth may reveal other relevant factors.
Bruce Springsteen has Pallas conjunct Sun, ruled by Mercury which is conjunct South Node. The placement suggests a long-term shift from conservative libertarianism to progressivism. The Boss' cultural progressivism may appear in South Node conjunct Moon. Mixed economic views are represented by Venus ruled by Pluto which is trine North Node and South Node conjunct Moon, ruler of the Second House. u- vu hv (hj)
Bernadine Dorhn has Pallas conjunct Sun and trine North Node, ruled by Saturn which is quintile Pluto. Her leftist economic views are represented by Neptune trine Uranus and Saturn, rulers of Venus. u- vu hv j+
Ed Asner has Pallas trine Sun and Pluto (though Pluto is trine South Node). Suggesting cultural liberalism, he has Moon trine Neptune and ruled Venus which is sextile Neptune. His far-leftist economic views are represented by Venus in the 12th house conjunct South Node, ruled by Pluto which is trine South Node, and Second House ruled by Jupiter which is quincunx South Node.
Laurence B Wilkerson has Pallas square the Sun and Mercury, ruled by Mercury which is quindecile South Node. Suggesting cultural liberalism, the anti-war former chief of staff to Colin Powell probably has Moon trine South Node. Leftist economics are suggested by Venus trine South Node.
Herbert Hoover has Pallas widely square the Sun and Mercury, indirectly quincunx Jupiter, and widely conjunct North Node. Posthumously published writings reveal him to have been passionately anti-war. Suggesting cultural liberalism, he has Moon square Neptune. Unknown to mainstream history, he attempted a large-scale economic intervention (similar to FDR's New Deal) after the 1929 stock market crash, and this shows up in his Venus quincunx Neptune.(u-) (vu) j+
Janeane Garofalo has Pallas sextile Sun, and quintile Pluto. Suggesting cultural liberalism, the comedienne has Moon trine Neptune and quindecile South Node. Consistent with leftist economic views, she has Venus trine South Node. u+- hv hj j-
George Orwell has Pallas semisquare and ruled by the Sun, sextile Pluto, and trine South Node. Suggesting cultural liberalism, he has Moon conjunct Neptune. Consistent with his socialist economic views, he has Venus semisquare Neptune and trine the South Node. vu hj
Lyndon LaRouche has Pallas semisquare the Sun (via Venus), and quincunx South Node. Suggesting cultural liberalism, he either has Moon conjunct South Node or trine Neptune, depending on birth time. Consistent with his desire to create a new "New Deal", he has Venus quintile Neptune and quincunx the South Node. (u-) vu hv j-
Jon Stewart has Pallas sesquiquadrate Sun and Mercury, sesquiquadrate Jupiter, and widely conjunct North Node. As one of the more ideologically consistent voices of the progressive Left, he is socially libertarian and economically authoritarian. The North Node placement suggests a libertarian streak that increases over time. With many of his fellow economic Leftists he shares a Venus-Neptune conjunction. u+ (vu) hv hj (j+)
Alyona Minkovski has Pallas sesquiquadrate Sun and Mercury, sesquiquadrate Pluto and South Node, and opposite Uranus (ruler of Sun and Mercury). The Russian-funded news media upstart's chart pattern is strikingly similar to that of Jon Stewart, whom she consciously emulates. The South Node conjunction to Pluto suggests that she may become more libertarian over time. Suggesting cultural liberalism, she has Moon square Neptune (regardless of birth time). There is an even chance she has Moon quincunx North Node, in which case she may become more culturally conservative with age. Her leftist economics may by suggested by Venus widely square the Nodes. (u-) vu (hv) hj
Dennis Kucinich has Pallas in weak or indirect aspect to Sun and Mercury and Pluto conjunct Saturn (ruler of Pallas). He holds libertarian views on civil liberties and foreign policy but not in commerce. Suggesting cultural liberalism, he has Moon in Pisces in the 12th House. Accounting for his economic views, Neptune is (indirectly) novile Venus and (indirectly) sextile Pluto (the ruler of Venus).
Ralph Nader has Pallas conjunct Mercury and trine Pluto. This may suggest a significantly libertarian mindset but with a favorable view towards using force to achieve social goals. He holds libertarian views on civil liberties and foreign policy but not in commerce. Suggesting cultural liberalism, he has Moon conjunct South Node. Representing his economic views, Neptune is opposite the Sun on his second house cusp. u- (vu) (hv) hj j+
Cindy Sheehan has Pallas square Mercury and trine Pluto (slightly mitigated by Pluto being ruled by and novile Sun). The anti-war activist's mainstream-leftist economic views are represented by Pluto, ruler of the Second House, sextile Neptune. u- vu hv hj
Rosa Luxemburg has Pallas opposite Mercury and trine South Node. She was a Marxist theorist, philosopher, economist and activist who co-founded the anti-war Spartakusbund (Spartacist League) which eventually became the Communist Party of Germany (KPD). Suggesting cultural liberalism, she has Moon trine Neptune and possibly sesquiquadrate South Node. As for her economics, Neptune resides in the solar Second House and Venus is square the Nodes. u- vu hv
Howard Dean has Pallas quincunx Mercury. Mercury, which rules Pallas, is conjunct South Node. Suggesting cultural liberalism, he has Moon in the 12th House trine Neptune. His leftist economic views are represented by Neptune conjunct Venus. u- hv hj j+
Medea Benjamin has Pallas quincunx Mercury (which is at the Sun-Pluto midpoint) and quindecile Sun. Her economic views may be represented by Neptune (which is trine the North Node) conjunct Venus. u- (vu) vl hv hj j+-
Alan Grayson has Pallas semisquare Mercury (which is quincunx Pluto). Suggesting cultural liberalism, he has Moon possibly trine South Node, and ruled by Saturn which is trine South Node. The former congressman's economic views may be represented by Neptune square Venus and square Venus' ruler Uranus. u- vu hv hj j+-
Richard Nixon has Pallas sextile Mercury, quincunx North Node, and trine and ruled by Pluto. His Republican party affiliation belies his policies: he ended the Vietnam war, began diplomatic relations with Communist China, and instituted unprecedented left-wing economic policies. Suggesting cultural liberalism, he has Moon sesquiquadrate South Node. His economic views may be represented by Venus ruled by Neptune which is quintile South Node. u- (vu) hv (hj) j+-
Karl Liebnecht has Pallas sesquiquadrate Pluto (although Pluto is ruled by Venus which is conjunct Pallas) and square the Nodes. He was a German socialist and a co-founder with Rosa Luxemburg of the anti-war Spartacist League and the Communist Party of Germany. Suggesting cultural liberalism, he probably has Moon square Neptune and/or quindecile South Node. Possibly representing his economics, the chart also has a Venus square the Nodes. u- vl hv hj
George McGovern has Pallas conjunct North Node, square Mercury, and square Pluto. Libertarians laud him for his opposition to the Vietnam war but condemn his role in creating the high-carbohydrate USDA "food pyramid" (attributed as a major cause of the American obesity epidemic). Suggesting cultural liberalism, he has Moon in the 12th House square Neptune. Consistent with his economic leftism, the Moon (square Neptune) rules the Second House and Venus is quincunx South Node.
Ani DiFranco has Pallas conjunct North Node and quincunx Pluto and Sun. The iconic musical artist has been an outspoken feminist and anti-war progressive liberal. The North Node conjunction with Pallas suggests that her libertarian streak may increase over time. This astrologer toured with her in 2002, performing onstage with opening act Noe Venable, and is an admirer. Representing her economic views, Neptune is sextile Pluto, ruler of Venus.hv hj j+
John Edwards has Pallas trine North Node, and quintile Pluto. An early supporter of the policies of the George W Bush administration, he turned strongly anti-war during his 2008 presidential run and found his coverage promptly dropped by mainstream media. Consistent with his economic leftism. he has the South Node on the Second House cusp. u- vu hv hj j+
Amy Goodman has Pallas sesquiquadrate North Node, novile Mercury, ruled by Mars which is quintile Pluto, and with Sun at the Pallas-Mercury midpoint. Consistent with his economic leftism. she has Venus opposite Neptune. Suggesting cultural liberalism, she has Venus (opposite Neptune) rules the Moon. u- vu hv hj j-
Gore Vidal has Pallas quincunx Venus (ruler of Sun and Mercury) which is trine Pluto. Suggesting cultural liberalism, he has Moon square the Nodes and ruled by Mars which is trine South Node. His economic views appear in the Venus-Neptune square. u- vu hv hj
Phil Donohue has Pallas sesquiquadrate Saturn (ruler of Mercury), and ruled by Venus which is trine South Node. Suggesting cultural liberalism, he has Moon trine South Node in Cancer, possibly sextile Neptune. His economic views appear in the Venus trine South Node and sextile Neptune.
Barbara Boxer has Pallas ruled by Venus (which is conjunct North Node), and square Pluto. Suggesting cultural liberalism, she has Moon conjunct South Node, regardless of birth time. Uncharacteristically for an extreme fiscal liberal, she has a capitalist Venus - North Node conjunction (her time of birth may reveal mitigating factors). u+- vu vl hv hj j+
Chris Hedges has Pallas ruled by Saturn (which is sextile Sun) and Uranus (indirectly sextile Mercury), and widely opposite Pluto. Suggesting cultural liberalism, he has Jupiter, co-ruler of Moon, semisquare Neptune. His economic views may appear in the South Node trine Sun (ruler of Venus).
Jimmy Carter has Pallas ruled by Neptune (which is semisquare Sun and conjunct North Node); Pallas is widely trine Pluto and square Jupiter, and Pluto is quincunx Jupiter, co-ruler of Pallas. Suggesting cultural liberalism, he has Mars, co-ruler of Moon, conjunct South Node. His economic views may appear as Venus conjunct North Node which itself is in a near-exact conjunction with Neptune; Venus is ruled by Sun which is semisquare Neptune.
Defensive Pallas and Aggressive Pallas traits of equal strength, Solid Venus and/or Solid Moon.
This group of charts typically displays both libertarian and authoritarian Pallas aspects, representing persons or entities for whom the use of force or violence against non-agressive parties is acceptable under many conditions.
They will often extoll the virtues of "limited government" but will always expand the government upon attaining power.
All members of this group believe that physical defense should be socialized (that is, funded by involuntary taxation of the populace and controlled by a central authority).
Bill O'Reilly has Pallas conjunct Sun and quincunx North Node, but Pallas/Sun are ruled by Mercury which is conjunct South Node, and North Node is trine Pluto. While he generally supports the Republican wing of the powers-that-be, it is possible to locate videos in which he criticises unbridled militarism. He very likely has cultural-conservativism indicator Moon conjunct North Node.
Michelle Malkin has Pallas trine Sun and Mercury, conjunct North Node, quincunx Pluto, and co-ruled by Uranus which is novile South Node. The conservative commentator has Venus conjunct Neptune, which is square the Nodes.
Steven Crowder has Pallas trine Sun and Mercury, and conjunct and ruled by Pluto. The young right-wing pundit and comedian seems to spend more time defending big government (in the form of the military-industrial complex) than atacking it (Obamacare). With regard to economics, Neptune is opposite Venus and square the Nodes.
Orly Taitz has Pallas quintile Sun and square and ruled by Mercury; South Node is trine Mercury and sesquiquadrate Pallas. The "Birther" champion's record of litigation shows some disregard for the US Constitution, but, suggesting that her fiscal conservatism is sincere, she has Venus quintile North Node.
Nicolas Sarkozy has Pallas sextile Sun (co-ruled by Saturn which is square Pluto) and sesquiquadrate Uranus (also co-ruler of Sun). He was once associated with cultural conservatism, as per South Node in Cancer square Moon. Befitting his effectively leftist economic policy, he also has Neptune on the Second House cusp.
Francis Fukuyama has Pallas trine Mercury, sesquiquadrate and parallel Sun, quincunx Pluto, and co-ruled by Jupiter (which is square Pluto and parallel South Node) and Neptune (which is sextile Pluto). The academic who declared modern democracy to be the pinnacle of civilization and "end of history" was influential in the Neoconservative movement but has since distanced himself. Consistent with cultural conservatism, the chart likely has North Node conjunct Moon. He has Venus ruled by Jupiter which is square the Nodes, possibly suggesting economic psychology which could turn either way.
Ann Coulter has Pallas square Mercury and Pluto. Consistent with cultural conservatism, the chart likely has Moon trine North Node. Suggesting something other than pure econonomic conservatism, she has Neptune sextile Pluto, ruler of Venus.
Sarah Palin has Pallas sextile Mercury and sesquiquadrate Jupiter. She displays libertarian leanings when not running for national office but reverted to fascist rhetoric during her recent electoral campaigns. Consistent with cultural conservatism, the chart has North Node elevated in Cancer although South Node is trine Moon's ruler Uranus. Her Socialist Venus-Neptune sesquiquadrate found expression in some of the economic policies she supported as governor of Alaska.
Glenn Beck has Pallas sextile Mercury and novile South Node. Consistent with cultural conservatism, the chart has North Node in Cancer although there is a possibility the Moon is conjunct South Node. He also has Neptune quincunx Jupiter, co-ruler of Venus.
Barry Goldwater has Pallas square Jupiter and trine Saturn (ruler of Sun and Mercury). During his presidential campaign he adopted libertarian rhetoric but his voting record after his failed run suggests he may not have strongly believed it. He has Venus on the Second House cusp quindecile North Node but Neptune is sextile Jupiter, the ruler of his Second House, and widely quincunx Venus and the Second House cusp, reinforcing the observation that he was not a pure free-market capitalist.
John Boehner has Pallas conjunct South Node, sextile Pluto, widely square Jupiter, and ruled by Venus which is square the Nodes. He has Moon ruled by Venus which is square the Nodes but the Moon is conjunct Neptune. As for his economics: Venus is square Neptune but square the Nodes.
Ronald Reagan has Pallas trine South Node, which is also conjunct Pallas' ruler Jupiter. Promising drastically reduced government, his administration delivered a drastically increased government. To his credit, his use of military force was much more conservative than that of every single president since. Consistent with cultural conservatism, the chart has Moon conjunct North Node. Suggesting an astrological clue as to why fiscal conservatives labelled him Red Ronnie, Neptune is quincunx his Second House Sun and sesquiquadrate to and ruler of his Second House Venus. He did have a capitalist streak (seen in his refusal to bail out failed companies and inflate the currency) not seen in his successors: he had North Node in Taurus.
Jan Brewer has Pallas trine South Node. The Arizona governor has been something of a thorn in the side of the Obama administration. Consistent with cultural conservatism, the chart has North Node in Cancer. If this latter placement is the root of her conservatism, it is likely she was born early in the day; later on her date of birth the Moon conjoined the South Node.
Defensive Pallas and Aggressive Pallas traits of equal strength, Fluid Venus, often Fluid Moon.
This group of charts typically displays libertarian Pallas aspects combined with authoritarian aspects that are approximately as strong, and economic-interventionist Venus patterns.
This is consistent with an ideology that holds that the use of violence or the threat of violence against non-aggressive parties is generally justifiable to support a social ideal.
They will support the left wing of the power establishment under virtually all circumstances (sometimes with token protest), even when their political faction when the faction strays from its stated ideology.
Since 2007 the (American) Democratic Party has proven to be not significantly different from the post-2000 Republican party: partisans have thus been easy to spot.
Morris Dees has Pallas conjunct the Sun and North Node which are contraparallel and biquintile Pluto. The legendary civil rights attorney's Southern Poverty Law Center has viciously attacked libertarians for what appear to be purely political purposes. His economic leftist affiliations may appear in Neptune in aspect to Saturn and Uranus, rulers of Venus. u- vu hv hj (j+)
Gloria Steinem has Pallas conjunct Sun (which is sesquiquadrate South Node) and ruled by Jupiter which is square Pluto. The feminist trailblazer emerged the closet later in life as having been a CIA propaganda agent. Consistent with cultural liberalism, she has Moon conjunct South Node. Also on the chart are Uranus, co-ruler of Venus, sesquiquadrate Neptune and Venus and her other co-ruler Saturn conjunct North Node.u- vu hv hj j+
Thom Hartmann has Pallas square Sun and opposite Pluto. The progressive icon protested the Vietnam War but is an unstinting supporter of serial war-instigator and mass-murderer Barack Obama, throwing serious doubt on his claims of humanitarianism. While most Obama supporters have not examined the president's policies, or possess average (which is to say, nearly nonexistent) critical thinking skills, this cannot be said of Hartmann. He also has a wide Venus-Neptune trine.
Emma Goldman has Pallas square Sun and Mercury and trine North Node but Sun (which rules North Node) is quincunx South Node and Mercury is semisquare Pluto. Suggesting cultural liberalism, she has Moon conjunct South Node. She also has a Venus-Neptune square.
Bill Ayers has Pallas square Sun and Saturn (ruler of the Sun) and sextile Pluto (via Neptune); Pluto is opposite Venus, ruler of Pallas. The violent anti-war activist is a highly skilled and extremely distinctive writer who is credited by many for ghost-writing Barack Obama's "Dreams From My Father". His economic views are represented by Venus sesquiquadrate Neptune which aspects both Uranus and Saturn (rulers of Venus), partially mitigated by Venus quincunx North Node.u+- (vu) (hv)
Jack Fertig has Pallas quintile Sun, trine Pluto, and quindecile South Node. Best-known as "Sister Boom-Boom (XXX)" of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Fertig was an outrageously funny activist for the San Francisco gay community, a quietly devout Muslim in his latter years, and a fine professional astrologer who made significant contributions to the astrological community. Consistent with his far-left neo-Marxist politics (the original Marxists as per proto-eugenecist Friedrich Engels would probably have executed him for being gay and/or Muslim and thereby unfit for the Communist paradise to come), he has Moon trine Neptune, Uranus (ruler of Moon) square Neptune, and South Node in Cancer on the Ascendant and Second House ruled by the "Fluid" Moon and Saturn (ruler of Venus) sesquiquadrate South Node.
Piers Morgan has Pallas sextile Sun, quintile Mercury, quincunx Pluto, and co-ruled by Uranus (which is conjunct Pluto) and Saturn (which is opposite Pluto). I don't know much about this CNN blowhard, but this video is telling. He has Moon in Pisces co-ruled by Jupiter which is opposite Neptune and Venus sesquiquadrate Neptune.
The United States of America (Sibley chart) has Pallas sesquiquadrate Sun, quincunx Mercury, and conjunct Moon (ruler of Sun and Mercury), but Uranus and Saturn (rulers of Pallas) are trine South Node. Libertarian for much of its history, the nation has experienced a long-term slide toward centralized control and bigger government. There has not been a fiscally conservative presidency since Harding/Coolidge, and the long-term movement away from cultural conservatism is unmistakable. A tendency to move Left culturally appears as South Node trine both rulers of the Moon, Neptune square Mars (ruler of the Fourth House), and Neptune quincunx Moon. Suggesting a long-term shift from laissez-faire to the economic left is South Node in the Second House quincunx Venus.
Eva Longoria has Pallas conjunct Mercury, trine Uranus and Saturn (rulers of Mercury), and quincunx Pluto. The TV star and 2012 Obama campaign co-chair has (very likely) South Node sesquiquadrate Moon and South Node sesquiquadrate Venus.
Donald Trump has Pallas opposite Mercury and quincunx Pluto. The "conservative" real estate mogul and TV star has quietely contributed money to the campaigns of many of the liberal Democrats he purports to oppose, and many of his attacks on President Obama seem designed to discredit the Right and shore up the Democratic rank-and-file. Accordingly, he has South Node conjunct Moon (regardless of birth time) which rules Venus and his solar Second House.
Keith Olbermann has Pallas square Mercury and widely conjunct North Node which is semisquare Jupiter and novile Pluto. Driven more by partisanship than principle, he was a harsh critic of Bush regime policy but remains silent on Obama's vast expansion of those same policies. Consistent with cultural liberlism, the chart likely has Moon quincunx South Node. An economic liberal, he has South Node trine Uranus, ruler of Venus.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau has Pallas quintile Mercury and North Node, and quincunx Pluto. The philoshopher, inventor of "The Social Contract", and Jacobin was a forerunner to the Progressive movement and modern leftism. Accordingly, he has Moon conjunct Neptune and Venus semisquare Neptune with Mercury (ruler of Venus) novile Neptune.
Van Jones has Pallas conjunct Mercury and quindecile North Node and South Node at the Pluto-Pallas midpoint. The former Obama administration official is not without a libertarian impulse (as per his questioning of the official narrative of the 9/11 false flag event) but in 2012 made comments equating libertarianism with racism. Perhaps evoking his openly Communist economic views, Venus is at the Pluto-Neptune midpoint.
Noam Chomsky has Pallas sextile Mercury, square Jupiter, quintile South Node, and co-ruled by Saturn which is quincunx Pluto and Uranus which is trine South Node. The Sun is conjunct Saturn (co-ruler of Pallas) and Mercury is trine Uranus (co-ruler of Pallas). His peacenik anarcho-syndicalist public persona is inconsistent with his personal fortune, military consulting work, and support for the Gulf War and murderous economic sanctions. Possibly representing the economic views he presents to the public, Venus is biquintile his ninth house Neptune.
Andrew Jackson has Pallas conjunct North Node and semisquare Sun but Pluto is novile Pallas and quintile Sun. The forerunner of the modern Democratic Party, central-bank opponent, and slayer of American Indians also has Moon sesquiquadrate North Node but ruled by Mercury which is trine South Node and quincunx Neptune and Venus in the 12th House trine Neptune.
Elena Kagan has Pallas trine North Node. Pallas' ruler Saturn is trine North Node and sesquiquadrate Pluto. She has Venus quincunx North Node and quindecile Neptune and ruled by Mars which is conjunct South Node and sesquiquadrate Neptune.
Bono has Pallas trine North Node. Pallas' ruler Saturn is trine Sun and North Node and sesquiquadrate Pluto. The self-proclaimed "Batman of rock and roll" possesses a genuine libertarian impulse as per his support of Amnesty International but supports questionable globalist entities, including neo-eugenecist Bill Gates, in his crusade to "help" Africa. Suggesting cultural liberalism, he has Moon conjunct Neptune, co-ruled by Mars which is conjunct South Node. Suggesting a leftist economic view, Venus is tightly opposite Neptune but sesquiquadrate North Node.
Jane Fonda has Pallas conjunct Jupiter (ruler of Sun), opposite Pluto, and trine South Node. Suggesting cultural liberalism, she has South Node in the Fourth House. Suggesting a leftist economic view, Venus is square Neptune and quindecile South Node.
Jesse Jackson has Pallas ruled by Jupiter which is square the Nodes and Pallas trine Pluto. Suggesting strongly leftist economic views, the race-baiting political spokesman has Venus trine South Node in the Second House and sextile Neptune with North Node.
Paul Krugman has Pallas opposite Neptune (ruler of Sun and Mercury) and trine Pluto and South Node. While he has generally been consistent in opposing war, he otherwise has spent his career employing the Broken Window Fallacy to justify increasing the power of the state to a ludicrous degree. Suggesting cultural liberalism, he has Moon ruled by Mercury which is ruled by and quincunx Neptune. His economic views appear in the Venus-Neptune opposition. (u-) vu hv hj j+-
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Davis Guggenheim has Pallas novile Pluto and ruled by Venus which is sesquiquadrate North Node. Suggesting cultural liberalism, the left-propagandist filmmaker has Moon ruled by Mercury which is conjunct Neptune. Consistent with government-interventionist economics, his chart also has Venus sesquiquadrate North Node and widely conjunct Neptune and ruled by Pluto which is sextile Neptune.
Rachel Maddow has Pallas trine South Node, novile (and ruled by) Pluto, trine Mercury, and quincunx Sun. A typical Democratic Party loyalist, she adopted libertarian positions when the Republicans controlled Washington and promptly dropped them when her own party assumed control. Her chart carries the Venus-Neptune trine common among supporters of government economic intervention.
Aggressive Pallas, often Solid Venus, often Solid Moon.
This group of charts typically displays strong anti-Pallas aspects, representing persons or entities for whom the use of violence against non-agressive parties is generally acceptable.
Most notable authoritarians, including those associated with the Right, rely on the confiscation of wealth to fund their enterprises and their economic indicators will lean mostly leftward.
Most "right wing" authoritarians are actually economically leftist with some concessions to capitalism, and their conservatism often tends to be cultural rather than economic.
Some exceptions are noted here.
Winston Churchill has Pallas opposite Jupiter, quincunx Mercury (ruled by and opposite Pluto), and conjunct the North Node (ruled by Mars which is conjunct the South Node). A great lover of warfare and welfare statism, he admired and emulated Mussolini but went on, oddly, to become a hero to opponents of both welfare and warfare. The chart has Moon trine Neptuneand North Node. Suggesting his economics, Venus is trine Neptune and the South Node is on his Second House cusp.
Benito Mussolini has Pallas square Jupiter and novile Pluto. Consistent with cultural conservatism, the chart has North Node quincunx Moon and square Moon's ruler Mercury. The Venus-Neptune sextile may be reflected his early Socialist activism and later Fascism.
Mitt Romney has Pallas square Jupiter. The presidential candidate and former governor's policies are mostly indistinguishable from those of his Democratic Party opponent, and he could justifiably also be listed as a "left-wing authoritarian". Consistent with cultural liberalism, he has Moon conjunct South Node and Pluto (ruler of Moon) sextile Neptune. The Venus-Nepune trine may reflect Socialist policy leanings such as the Massachusetts health plan he passed as governor, though capitalist tendencies are suggested by Venus trine North Node.
Sean Hannity has Pallas opposite Pluto, co-ruled by Neptune which is square Jupiter, and sextile Mercury. The Fox News star pundit has mixed cultural indicators: Moon trine South Node but ruled by Venus which is sesquiquadrate North Node Econ: Venus sesquiquadrate North Node.
Plinio Salgado has Pallas opposite Pluto. He founded and led the Brazilian Integralist Action, a far-right political party inspired on the Italian Fascist movement. The right-wing affiliation may come from Moon ruled by and opposite Jupiter, both square the Nodes with the North Node in Pisces (ruled by Jupiter). His economics appear in the Venus-Neptune trine.
William Kristol has Pallas quincunx Pluto and semisquare Jupiter. He has been one of America's top neoconservatives for decades. Consistent with his ardent opposition to the Clinton health care proposal, he has Venus conjunct North Node.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has Pallas quincunx Pluto and trine Mercury. Consistent with cultural conservatism, the chart has North Node quincunx Moon and quintile Moon's ruler Saturn. The actor and former California governor also has Venus quintile Neptune.
Chris Christie has Pallas quintile Pluto, ruled by Mercury which is trine South Node and contraparallel Sun. Consistent with cultural conservatism, the chart very likely has North Node trine Moon and quincunx Moon's ruler Jupiter. The New Jersey governor also has Venus conjunct Neptune.
George W Bush has Pallas biquintile Pluto. This is not a very strong aspect, and supports speculation that Bush was not the author of the policies of his regime. Consistent with cultural conservatism, the chart has North Node trine Moon. Venus semisquare Neptune and trine South Node may have found expression in his expansion of Medicare and his administration's extreme deficit spending.
Ray Larsen has Pallas sesquiquadrate Pluto and co-ruled by Jupiter which is quincunx Pluto. Consistent with cultural conservatism, the KKK leader's chart has Moon ruled by Venus which is quindecile North Node.
Rupert Murdoch has Pallas semisquare Pluto. Though his Fox News network now allows more libertarian voices to occasionally filter through, it was a key cheerleader for the big government Bush administration. As per persons who support government economic intervention, the chart also has a Venus-Neptune quincunx but Venus ruled by Uranus which is conjunct North Node.
Margaret Sanger has Pallas novile Pluto (which is square Moon, the ruler of Pallas) and sextile Mercury. Sanger founded the Negro Project in her crusade to rid America of black people by reducing the birth rate. The work of Sanger and her fellow American eugenecists would later inspire Hitler to attempt his own eugenics programs. The cultural conservatism displayed by her extreme preoccupation with the dominance of her race appears as Moon quincunx North Node, ruled by Sun which is trine North Node, and Fourth House ruled by Mars and Pluto which are also trine North Node.
Rudy Giuliani has Pallas conjunct Sun (which is sextile Pluto) and sesquiquadrate South Node. The former New York City mayor falsely represented himself as the "hero of 9/11" and ran for the US presidency in 2008 on a platform consisting entirely of militarism. He also has North Node in Cancer and Venus trine Neptune.
Paul Ryan has Pallas conjunct Sun, square Jupiter, sesquiquadrate Pluto, and co-ruled by Saturn which is opposite Jupiter and by Uranus which is conjunct Pluto. The VP pick for Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign has eloquently spoken of fiscal conservatism but has a record of strongly supporting big-government neo-conservative policy. Consistent with cultural conservatism, the chart has North Node at the Fourth House cusp sesquiquadrate Moon. An economic lean to the left appears as Saturn (ruler of Venus and the Second House) quincunx Neptune and venus quintile Neptune and quincunx South Node.
Karl Rove has Pallas conjunct Sun and square the Nodes, but Pallas/Sun are ruled by Saturn which is conjunct South Node, and Pallas is sesquiquadrate Pluto. Indicating left-of-center economics, he also has Venus trine South Node and ruled by Saturn which is conjunct South Node. He very likely has cultural-conservativism indicator Moon trine North Node.
William F Buckley has Pallas opposite and ruled by Mercury; Mercury is ruled by Jupiter which is conjunct South Node. Consistent with cultural conservatism, the chart has Moon trine North Node in Cancer though also quincunx and ruled by Neptune. It is not well-remembered that he founded and wrote for the National Review at the urging of and in concert with a number of Communists, Socialists, and Trotskyites. Accordingly, his economic indicators are leftist, with Venus conjunct South Node.
This group of charts typically displays strong anti-Pallas aspects, representing persons or entities for whom the use of violence against non-agressive parties is generally acceptable.
These persons will often pose as members of another group.
Nicolae Ceausescu has Pallas opposite and ruled by Jupiter (which is parallel Pluto) and semisquare Mercury. Suggesting his Socialist economics, he has the South Node conjunct Pluto on his Second House cusp.
Irving Fisher has Pallas square Jupiter and trine Mercury with the South Node. He died penniless after spectacularly failing to predict the Great Depression but his intellectual heirs (the followers of his disciples John Maynard Keynes and Milton Friedman) continue to control the economies of the Western world to this day, with similar results. Without a time of birth to clarify the economic picture, he has Neptune on the cusp of his solar second house and Venus trine North Node.
John Maynard Keynes has Pallas square Jupiter, septile Pluto, ruled by Mars which is conjunct South Node, and quincunx North Node. Unknown to most of his modern disciples, the economist beatified by the Left was a strong supporter of eugenics "racial purity" policies (as were many early Progressives): note the ethno-centric North Node at the IC trine Jupiter in Cancer. His membership in the Socialist Fabian Society, and the unstated goals of his economic theories, which have helped dramatically concentrate the world's economic power into the hands of a very small minority, might be seen in the Venus/Neptune/South-Node conjunction.
Maximilien Robespierre has Pallas square Jupiter and Pluto, ruled by Jupiter and Neptune which both aspect Pluto and Sun (which is sextile Pallas). The Jacobin leader who sought to impose virtue through terror has North Node in Cancer square Moon. Econ: Venus and Second House ruled by Mars which is conjunct Neptune.
Hillary Clinton has Pallas square Jupiter, and trine Sun (which is both quintile and ruled by Pluto). She is a strong supporter of a militarily aggressive foreign policy, and her economics may appear in the Venus conjunction with the South Node.
Grover Furr has Pallas square Jupiter and ruled by Venus which is sesquiquadrate Pluto with North Node. The college professor and author vehemently, profanely, and publicly denies that Josef Stalin ever committed a single crime during his Soviet Holocaust. His economics: Venus in Pisces opposite Neptune.
Friedrich Engels has Pallas sesquiquadrate North Node, which is conjunct Pluto and Jupiter. In addition to co-authoring the most lethal ideology ever devised, he may have invented "scientific" genocide. Nearly a century before the fall of Hitler, he called for the extermination of races he considered "inferior" or not suitable for Communism. Suggesting cultural liberalism, he has South Node conjunct Moon. His chart has South Node in the Second House which reflects his economic views.
Karl Marx has Pallas conjunct Pluto. Consistent with economic leftism, the Communist prophet and writer of poems to Satan also has a tight Venus-Neptune quincunx and Second House cusp in Pisces, square Neptune.
Vladimir Lenin has Pallas conjunct Pluto and Mercury. “Let there be floods of the blood of the bourgeois”. Most Communists conveniently forget that their mass-murdering hero's "people's revolution" was solely made possibly by a massive infusion of cash from the mega-rich Western banking elite (this is generally how such revolutions occur). As for his economics, Venus is in Pisces, ruled by Neptune, and the South Node is in his Second House.
Harry Truman has Pallas conjunct Pluto and Mercury. He is the only military leader in history to employ nuclear weapons against civilians. Contrary to government-approved history, it was notnecessary for the surrender of Japan. As for his economics, Venus semisquare Neptune and quintile South Node.
Michael Moore has Pallas conjunct Pluto, near-exactly, and a weak Pallas-Mercury trine. He raises geniune social issues in his work but his proposed solution is always the expansion of government power over the masses. He also has no qualms with investing his large fortune on the companies he criticizes in his films, including war-profiteer Halliburton. Suggesting cultural liberalism, he has Moon quintile Neptune and quindecile South Node in Cancer. His chart also sports a strong Venus-Neptune quincunx as one might expect from a supporter of Socialist policies.
Warren Buffett has Pallas conjunct Pluto and square the Nodes. He has been a major beneficiary of taxpayer bailout money as well as, unsurprisingly, a passionate supporter of higher taxation for those of us not fortunate enough to receive bailouts. Consistent with his ability to make taxpayer dollars vanish into his own pocket, he has Venus conjunct the South Node and semisquare Neptune.
Nancy Pelosi has Pallas conjunct Pluto, square Jupiter, square the Nodes, and trine Mercury. The highest-ranking woman in the US legislature, she has proven a woman can be every bit as proficient at warmongering, corruption, and authoritarianism as a man. Her chart has Venus trine Neptune and Venus quincunx North Node.
Harry Reid has Pallas conjunct Pluto, square the Nodes, and trine Mercury. His chart has the economic-interventionist Venus trine South Node, ruled by Saturn which is conjunct South Node and quincunx Neptune.
Joe Biden has Pallas opposite Pluto. He was the primary political force in the institution of mandatory minimum prison sentences for nonviolent drug offenders, and largely responsible for America's absurdly high African-American incarceration rate. It is difficult to imagine that a politician as deliberate and image-conscious as Barack Obama would have been ignorant of Biden's history before choosing him as Vice-President. Perhaps he would have been even worse without the Sun-Pluto mutual reception. Biden also has a Venus-Neptune sextile, putting him in the company of other promoters of Socialist economic policies.
Joe Lieberman has Pallas opposite Pluto and widely conjunct Mercury. He has been one of many consistent voices in the Senate in favor of war and reduced civil liberties. As for his economic views, his chart has a Venus-Neptune trine.
The Federal Reserve Bank has Pallas opposite Pluto and conjunct Sun (which is tightly opposite Pluto). The printer of the US dollar is privately owned by the richest men in the world and is largely responsible for covertly destroying the middle class in the United States. Consistent with an entity purposed with making wealth disappear, the chart has Neptune biquintile Venus and opposite Jupiter, the ruler of Venus.
Saul Alinsky has Pallas opposite Pluto, conjunct South Node, and indirectly square Jupiter. He pioneered the use of various tactics to achieve political goals. His Socialist economics appear in the Neptune-Venus opposition.
Dwight D Eisenhower has Pallas opposite Pluto, novile Sun, and sextile Mercury. His 1953 overthrow of the secular, democratically-elected leader of Iran continues to brew trouble in the Middle East to this day. Consistent with his extension of FDR's New Deal programs, he has the leftist Venus opposite Neptune.
Michael Bloomberg has Pallas opposite Pluto and trine Uranus (ruler of Sun). The New York City mayor has taken the concept of the "nanny state" to truly ridiculous levels. Suggesting cultural liberalism, he has Moon sesquiquadrate Neptune and ruled by Saturn and Uranus which are trine Neptune. Suggesting a leftist economic view, he has Venus ruled by Saturn and Uranus which are trine Neptune
Jon Corzine has Pallas opposite Pluto (via Saturn). He is one of a great many American power brokers who moves back and forth between Goldman Sachs and the government. His skill in making money disappear is reflected in the Venus-Neptune semisquare.
Dick Cheney has Pallas trine Pluto and the South Node and quintile Sun. The former Vice-President and probable "power behind the throne" of the GW Bush administration has been a central figure in the Trotskyite-in-sheep's-clothing American neoconservative movement. Suggesting cultural liberalism, he has Moon ruled by and opposite Neptune. While Cheney's economic policy positions were not the focus of his reign, putting him in the company of other economic authoritarians is a Venus-Neptune trine.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt has Pallas trine Pluto. His "New Deal" paid farmers to destroy their crops in the midst of a famine (to boost food prices) and its Tennessee Valley Authority flooded productive farmland in the name of cheap electricity; he is thus culpable for the deaths of millions of Americans that starved during the Depression.
The New Deal's massive highway projects largely created modern America's dependence on petroleum and its water projects have resulted in a severe depletion of the nation's ground water supply which will have catastrophic human and ecological ramifications through the next century. FDR's administration instituted blockades and sanctions against Japan in a successful ploy to force the Japanese into attacking Pearl Harbor, creating a justification to enter a war that would kill 400,000+ American soldiers in defense of Joseph Stalin's regime. The chart has a Venus square Neptune and trine South Node as one might expect from a strong supporter of corporatist policies disguised as Socialism.
Al Gore has Pallas trine Pluto, square Jupiter (via Moon), and conjunct Sun (ruled by Mars which is conjunct Pluto). He was largely responsible for the passage of NAFTA and is a promoter and profiteer of eco-genocide.
According to the United Nations, 10 million of the world's poorest inhabitants starved to death every year that Gore's pet ethanol subsidies remained in force due to artificially high grain prices.
Possibly reflecting his economic views, Venus is sesquiquadrate Neptune.
Chuck Schumer has Pallas trine Pluto and (more loosely) conjunct Mercury. He is consistently pro-war and a leading advocate of gun control (civilian disarmament being a precondition for extremely oppressive regimes such as Nazi Germany). Indicating his strong support of government economic intervention, Pisces and its co-ruler Jupiter are on his Second House cusp and Neptune is semisquare Venus.
John Kerry has Pallas trine Pluto (with North Node) which sextiles Mars, ruler of Pallas, and square Mercury. The peacenik-turned warmonger has Mercury (ruling the Moon) square Neptune. His economics appear as South Node in the Second House.
Maurice Strong has Pallas trine Pluto, trine the South Node, and semisquare Sun. He has been a central figure in the creation of political structures to centralize power across national boundaries. His Socialist economics appear in the Venus-Neptune trine.
Andreas Baader has Pallas trine Pluto, sextile Mercury and ruled by Mars which is sextile Sun. The militant and Communist has Moon (and her ruler Mercury) trine Neptune. His economics appear as South Node in the Second House (ruled by Uranus which is trine Neptune) and Venus square Neptune.
Mao Tse Tung has Pallas square Pluto and trine Sun. Historians now put the death toll of his reign at approximately 100 million, making him by far the most prolific mass-murderer in the history of the world. Neptune is in aspect to Saturn and Uranus, both of the co-rulers of his Second House Aquarius Venus (Venus-Neptune being a recurring theme for Socialist economics).
John Dewey has Pallas square Pluto and more widely conjunct North Node. He was instrumental in the design of the American public school system, based on the Prussian youth indoctrination model. Suggesting cultural liberalism, he has Moon conjunct South Node, regardless of birth time.
Ho Chi Minh has Pallas quincunx Pluto and sesquiquadrate Mercury. Consistent with other adherents of Socialist economics, he has Neptune in a stellium including both Venus and Mercury (the Second House ruler).
Che Guevara has Pallas quincunx Pluto. The People's Poster-Boy gleefully executed 10,000 political prisoners in his custody before Comrade Fidel ordered him to stop. Sadly, this type of behavior seems more the norm than the exception throughout the history of our Red brethren. Neptune is square his Second House Sun, fulfilling the Venus-Neptune theme seen in Socialist charts.
Bill Clinton has Pallas sesquiquadrate Pluto. During his administration the US government enacted NAFTA/GATT, massacred Americans at Waco, and killed one million Iraqis, mostly children, through sanctions. Consistent with cultural liberalism, he has Moon sesquiquadrate Neptune. His chart also has a Venus-Neptune conjunction invoking economic interventionism (in this case flooding the US with easy credit through the Fed).
Bertrand Russell has Pallas sesquiquadrate Pluto (which is trine Saturn, the ruler of Pallas) and quincunx Sun (the ruler of which, Venus, is conjunct Pluto). The anti-war intellectual was also a leading proponent of eugenics and genocide in his day. His socialist economics may appear in the South Node on the Second House cusp.
Gudrun Ensslin has Pallas semisquare Pluto (and Mercury) and ruled by Mercury which is conjunct Pluto,. The militant and Communist has Moon trine Neptune. Her economics appear as Venus ruled by Moon which is trine Neptune and 2nd House ruled by Uranus which is trine Neptune.
Frank Marshall Davis has Pallas conjunct South Node and trine Pluto. The Stalinist journalist, poet, activist, and pornographer has been tied to the early education of president Barack Obama. His economics may be represented by Venus widely opposite Neptune.
John McCain has Pallas trine South Node and sextile Sun. His personal life has been inconsistent with cultural conservatism, and the chart has Moon sesquiquadrate Neptune. Representing his not particularly conservative economics, Venus is conjunct Neptune.
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) signing has Pallas trine South Node and semisquare Pluto. The strongly authoritarian signature should not be a surprise to anyone familiar with the legislation. The law, which benefits insurance companies at the expense of the poor by mandating the purchase of health insurance, has Pluto (the Sixth House ruler) in a grand cardinal cross against Sun, Moon, and Saturn: this suggests health effects for the general public which may be challenging to say the least. It also has Moon, ruler of the Second House, trine Neptune.
Paul Ehrlich has Pallas square the Nodes. The North Node is trine Pluto. The famously inaccurate environmental prognosticator's theories always promote increased government power. He also has Moon, ruler of Venus, quindecile South Node.
Lindsey Graham has Pallas quindecile South Node. Jupiter, the ruler of Pallas, sits at the Sun-Pluto midpoint.. He has been a leading proponent in the US Senate for more wars and bigger government. As for his economics, Venus is conjunct the South Node.
Barack Obama has Pallas ruled by Neptune (which is square Jupiter, ruled by and sextile with Pluto, and parallel South Node) and by Jupiter (which is parallel and biquintile Pluto). Promising "Hope and Change", his reign has brought a foreign policy of unbridled aggression including mass-murder of children, a complete abrogation of American civil liberties, unprecentented corporate infiltration of government (and vice-versa), and the most bloated federal budget in US history combined with Depression-level unemployment. Suggesting cultural liberalism, Neptune is trine Venus, ruler of the Fourth House. His economics may be reflected in the chart by Venus trine Neptune and South Node, and Second House co-ruled by Jupiter which is square Neptune.
Abraham Lincoln has Pallas conjunct Sun: however, Sun is is quintile South Node and the rulers of the conjunction, Saturn and Uranus, both form aspects to Pluto. “My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and it is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it.”
While Lincoln did sign the Emancipation Proclamation, he did so reluctantly as it was the only way to gain the political traction to attack the Confederacy. He remained deeply prejudiced against blacks through his life and committed countless war crimes, including the imprisoning of journalists critical of his regime, ordering the national guard to open fire on anti-war protesters, signing off on the genocide of the American Indian, and approving an order allowing Union soldiers to rape the women of New Orleans at will. The Venus-Neptune trine suggests his mercantilist/fascist economics, the true impetus for waging war against the South.
Ban Ki-Moon has Pallas conjunct Sun, but semisquare Pluto, quincunx South Node, and ruled by Mercury which is trine South Node. The great consolidator of both political and economic power also has Mercury (ruler of Venus) trine Neptune and South Node.
Anderson Cooper has Pallas conjunct Sun, but square Pluto and semisquare Jupiter. The spokesman for the left wing of the power establishment has Moon quincunx South Node, suggesting cultural liberalism. He also has Venus trine Neptune.
Nancy Ling Perry has Pallas conjunct Sun, but both are ruled by Mercury which is conjunct South Node, square Jupiter, and sextile Pluto. The violent activist with the Symbionese Liberation Army has South Node and Neptune in the Fourth House conjunct Mercury (the Fourth House ruler), suggesting cultural liberalism, and Venus ruled by Pluto which is sextile Neptune.
Bob Avakian has Pallas conjunct Sun, but both are co-ruled by Jupiter which is parallel Pluto. The foremost Maoist revolutionary in America has Neptune opposite Moon, opposite Venus, and trine Mars (ruler of Venus).
Woodrow Wilson has Pallas quincunx and ruled by the Sun, and trine the North Node: however, the Sun is trine Pluto and square Jupiter. He signed the Federal Reserve Act, thus beginning the gradual transfer of wealth from the American people to the elite banking establishment, and deliberately blocked German attempts to keep Americans from travelling on the Lusitania in order to ensure that America would enter the first World War. As is consistent with the president who was instrumental in making much of America's wealth disappear over the last century, Neptune is semisquare Pluto, the Second House ruler.
Lyndon Baines Johnson has Pallas novile Sun (which is quintile Pluto via conjunction with the Moon). He increased US involvement in Vietnam and greatly expanded the federal government's role in economy. The champion of the Great Society programs of the 1960's has Venus conjunct Neptune. Immediately after these programs began injecting federal funds into public schools, test scores began to decline.
Antonio Gramsci has Pallas conjunct Mercury: however, Mercury is sesquiquadrate Pluto and its ruler Saturn is indirectly square Pluto via the North Node. The founding member and onetime leader of the Communist Party of Italy has Venus conjunct South Node.
Cass Sunstein has Pallas conjunct Mercury: however, Mercury is square Jupiter and sextile Pluto. Obama's regulatory czar, who has shown a zeal for ridding America of the first and second amendments of the Constitution, has Neptune sextile Pluto, ruler of Venus.
Hugo Chavez has Pallas ruled by Mercury, which is conjunct South Node. He has probably not killed nearly as many people as other Communist heads of state, perhaps partially thanks to revenues from Venezuela's gigantic oil supply. As is consistent with his fellow Communists, Neptune is sextile the Sun, ruler and resident of his Second House.
John P Holdren has Pallas ruled by Mars, which is semisquare Pluto, and sextile Mercury. Obama's neo-Malthusian science czar also has, suggesting leftist economics, Venus conjunct South Node and widely trine Neptune.
Tim Geithner has Pallas ruled by Jupiter and Neptune, both in aspect to Pluto. The treasury secretary has been a key player in the transfer of wealth from the American taxpayer to the moneyed elite. Consistent with this, Neptune is sextile Pluto, ruler of Venus, and also widely trine Venus herself.
Robert Mugabe has Pallas ruled by Uranus (conjunct South Node) and Saturn (trine South Node) and widely conjunct Sun and Mercury. Consisent with the Zimbabwe president's economics, he has Neptune trine Mars, ruler of Venus, and also widely trine Venus herself.
This group of charts typically displays strong anti-Pallas aspects, representing persons or entities for whom the use of violence against non-agressive parties is generally acceptable.
Adolf Hitler has Pallas opposite Jupiter, quindecile South Node, ruled by Moon (which is quincunx Pluto and conjunct/parallel South Node), and sextile Sun. Nominally a Socialist, he adopted ideas from both the Left and Right and fits cleanly into neither camp. He had North Node in Cancer but Moon conjunct and parallel South Node. As for his economics: Venus is trine South Node; Mars co-rules his 2nd House and is trine South Node; Pluto co-rules his 2nd House, and is conjunct Neptune but novile and parallel North Node.
Dianne Feinstein has Pallas opposite Jupiter, sesquiquadrate Pluto, co-ruled by Neptune which is semisquare Pluto, widely conjunct North Node, trine Sun, and sesquiquadrate Mercury. The nominally liberal US Senator is a war profiteer, making millions from the murderous military expenditures she pushes in Congress. Her chart is similar to those of Republicans she claims to oppose: Moon trine North Node but ruled by Mercury which is semisquare Neptune. Econ: Venus septile Neptune and sesquiquadrate North Node.
The Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933 has Pallas opposite Jupiter, sesquiquadrate Pluto, and conjunct North Node. United States federal law of the New Deal era which restricted agricultural production by paying farmers subsidies not to plant part of their land and to kill off "excess" livestock. This occured during a famine in America and thus contributed to the millions of American deaths by malnutrition during the New Deal. The Sun-Venus conjunction in Taurus is telling: the Act may have been primarily a money-making mechanism for politically-connected agribusinesses. The Pallas - North Node conjunction may account for the Act's being ruled unconstitutional in 1936.
Prince Bandar bin Sultan has Pallas sesquiquadrate Jupiter and South Node, ruled by Mercury which is opposite Pluto, trine Mercury, and square Sun. The Saudi power-broker does not openly discuss ideology but has a Left-wing chart: Moon very likely opposite Neptune, and ruled by Mars which is quincunx Neptune. Econ: Venus sesquiquadrate Neptune and ruled by Uranus (trine South Node) and Saturn semisquare Neptune and widely trine North Node.
Rick Perry has Pallas square Jupiter, Pluto, and Mercury, and trine Sun. Some of these aspects are common among libertarians but the strongest aspect is Pallas square Jupiter. Perry reportedly had libertarian leanings before attaining power and mandating Gardasil injections for Texas schoolgirls, resulting in numerous deaths.
Ben Bernanke has Pallas tightly contraparallel Pluto and Jupiter and square Mercury. The Federal Reserve chairman has overseen the largest theft of wealth from the middle-class and the poor to the wealthy via multi-trillion-dollar corporate bailouts, in recorded history. He has South Node in Cancer trine Moon in Pisces and Venus sesquiquadrate South Node, semisquare Neptune, and ruled by Jupiter which is trine Neptune but Venus parallel North Node. The conflicting Venus aspects are similar to those of Bernanke's mentor Milton Friedman.
Queen Elizabeth II has Pallas conjunct Pluto and quintile Sun. Contrary to popular belief, her power is somewhat more than ceremonial and she has used it to dissolve the parliaments of Britain and Canada numerous times.
Madaleine Albright has Pallas opposite Pluto and trine Sun (which is sextile Pluto). The secretary of state under Clinton infamously described the administration's killing of half a million Iraqi children through sanctions as "worth it".
Henry VIII, King of England has Pallas opposite Pluto and square Sun. Mars, the ruler of Pallas, is square Jupiter. Representing his economic policies (among other traits), Venus is conjunct the South Node.
John D Rockefeller has Pallas (widely) opposite Pluto and quintile Mercury. He and his heirs have had a lasting and largely covert influence in the shaping of government policies in commerce, banking, monetary policy, energy, and education for the past century -- and have profited obscenely from said influence.
Henry Kissinger has Pallas opposite Pluto (which is also square Saturn, ruler of Pallas) and sesquiquadrate Sun and Mercury. He was not the last unrepentant mass-murderer to receive a Nobel "Peace" Prize.
Eric Pianka has Pallas trine Pluto. The distinguished scientist reportedly endorsed the elimination of 90 percent of the human population through a disease such as an airborne strain of the Ebola virus.
Walter Buch has Pallas septile Pluto, ruled by Mars which is sextile Pluto, and opposite Mercury. Chairman of the feared Investigation Committee of the German Nazi Party and responsible for many deaths.
Leo Strauss has Pallas sesquiquadrate South Node, co-ruled by Mars which is sesquiquadrate Pluto and novile Sun. A high guru of the Neoconservative movement who successfully advocated using religion to dupe the masses into accepting an interventionist foreign policy agenda. He himself professed to be an atheist but nevertheless was an enthusiastic occultist.
Rachel Carson has Pallas conjunct Sun, Mercury, and Pluto. The legendary "environmentalist" and eugenecist succeeded in getting DDT banned. As a result, one hundred million Africans have since died of malaria. Of course, she in strong in potential racism indicators: North Node in Cancer in the Fourth House, conjunct Jupiter, ruler of Moon
James Hansen has Pallas trine Sun, square Mercury, and quintile North Node, but Sun is conjunct South Node, Mercury is sesquiquadrate Chiron which is conjunct Pluto, and South Node is sextile Pluto. The NASA scientist has called for harsh authoritarian measures in the name of anthropogenic global warming. Strongly leftist economics are implied by Venus conjunct South Node and opposite Neptune.
Alan Greenspan has Pallas square Sun, but Pluto forms aspects Jupiter and Neptune, co-rulers of the Sun. He was an advocate of libertarian economics in his youth but became, as a long-serving chairman of the Federal Reserve, a central actor in the manipulation of the American economy by the moneyed elite.
Zbigniew Brzezinski has Pallas sextile Sun and trine North Node, but Pallas is ruled by Saturn and Uranus which form aspects to the South Node. He has been a primary architect of US foreign policy for decades.
Paul Warburg has Pallas opposite Mercury: however, Sun's ruler Mercury is square Pluto, and Pallas is ruled by Uranus which is sextile Pluto. A key player in the founding of the Federal Reserve, his monetary slight-of-hand may be evident in the Venus-Neptune square.
J P Morgan has Pallas ruled by Mars, which is trine Pluto. This founding father of the Federal Reserve system has, consistent with his role in helping make America's wealth vanish, Venus quintile Neptune.
Joseph Goebbels has Pallas ruled by Mars, which is quincunx and ruled by Pluto, opposite Mercury, and square the Nodes. The Olympic Games continue to this day the torch relay ceremony that Goebbels invented as Nazi propaganda for the 1936 games.
I find it useful to employ wider orbs on most aspects than I do when reading charts for clients.
Using wide orbs helps to explain probably a hundred or so cases in this study that would be difficult to explain otherwise.
Here I use up to 12 degrees for a conjunction, nearly as much for an opposition, up to ten degrees for a trine or square, and three degrees for a quincunx, sextile, or sesquiquadrate.
I try to stick to within two degrees for more minor aspects.
Noel Tyl's 165-degree "Quindecile" aspect also helps to explain many cases that would otherwise be puzzling.
While the aspect is not in wide use by most astrologers, it has proven significant and applicable here.
The Moon in astrology rules the home, the land, family (and the extended family: tribe, race, nation), and culture.
This sounds exactly like a list of talking points for a Republican politician in the USA.
In fact, the data show a near-total correlation with the natal placement of the Moon (or the Fourth House, or the rulers thereof) relative to the Nodes -- with cultural conservatism in the political arena.
A natal chart of a politically active person with a "Solid Moon" aspect (described at the top of this page) who does not have the "Fluid Moon" aspect is virtually guaranteed to self-identify as a conservative.
This placement indicates the native will identify with the political Right even if a "Fluid Venus" pattern is present.
Persons in this latter category often support tariffs or trade restrictions in the name of fortifying the nation against foreign competition.
Austrian economists point out that these types of policies have an identical economic effect as the high taxes supported on the Left (who also have the "Fluid Venus" pattern) and essentially act as taxes on the general population which are paid to the industries that lobby for tariffs, etc..
As to be expected, the "Solid Moon" types are highly identified with and protective of their race, land, and culture.
The members of this group without a particularly strong liberarian "Defensive Pallas" pattern can usually be tricked by politicians into supporting any sort of governmental policy cloaked in the rationale of "keeping us safe" and "protecting the homeland".
These policies nearly always have the opposite effect of the stated goal: pre-emptive wars waged against non-aggressive nations in the name of national security create enemies where none existed before; police-state measures enacted in the name of domestic security merely allow thugs in uniform to run roughshod over the populace.
All such measures drain a nation's treasury and contribute in a real way to the nation's decline.
The Moon, while a necessary component in any healthy psyche, is not known for behaving logically.
The "Fluid Moon" aspects, involving the Moon with Neptune or the South Node, conversely indicate cultural liberalism.
These natives will often subconsciously favor foreign cultures and nations over their own, and act to break down cultural norms and boundaries in their own land.
They are considerably more tolerant of elements foreign to the culture in which they reside and show a great deal of "open-mindedness" to anything other than the dominant culture itself.
Some astrological writing refers to Pallas as the "protector of civilization", with little or no elaboration.
This may be because Pallas rules the ability to refrain from aggression.
Non-aggression is the enabler of trust: persons who cannot refrain from aggression cannot be trusted by anyone unable to fully control them.
Trust is the basis for agreements.
Agreements comprise civilization.
Pallas is one of several planetary archetypes which indicate modes of combining energies.
Venus attracts and forms associations but does not adhere without outside help.
Saturn binds and ties together, often by force.
Neptune merges and eliminates all trace of the identities of those he joins.
Pluto annihilates and transforms through power.
Pallas is the weaver: she combines threads together to form a pattern larger than the individual threads, yet without causing any single thread to be anything less than it was before.
Pallas does no damage, weaving and un-weaving threads while leaving them inviolate.
The natal placement of Pallas indicates the native's preferred system of social organization, ranging from the Market (where all activity is consensual and no transactions occur without the consent of all involved parties) to the Gulag (where no activity occurs without the consent of the central authority), and all states in between (governments with limited powers).
The Market is inherently capitalist, recognizing the right of all human actors to lay claim to physical resources beginning with their own bodies and extending to non-human resources not already claimed.
This may be why Neptune-Venus has a much-reduced effect on natives with a strongly "Defensive Pallas" or libertarian natal pattern.
It also suggests a metaphysical resonance between Pallas and Venus, perhaps the opposite of the resonance between Neptune and Venus.
In the Palladian weaving of the Market, all voices are heard and none are forcibly silenced.
This weaving, while enriching all of its participants, enriches most those who participate the best, who give in trade to their fellow participants whatever it is they most value.
Those who do not or can not participate lose nothing, and often gain from the generosity of market participants who are inclined to give freely.
The market thus provides for the helpless, but discourages the freeloader because there is no structure which forces the productive market participant to feed him.
The Market is not only the structure of social interaction in human society which Pallas promotes, but also the process of deduction in the individual Palladian mind.
The Palladian mind allows all ideas and information to participate regardless of her personal feelings and biases.
She rewards with weight the ideas and information which weave best with the other participants in the market of the mind.
The ideas which cannot enrich or support the other players in the mental market recede in importance and leave the market, perhaps to return later if the market changes.
The Palladian mind thus makes her assessments using the cold inner capitalism of the logical process.
She is unswayed by passion or outside pressure and so reaches conclusions which are powerfully logical but often do not make sense to minds driven by emotion or social convention.
The Palladian mind is the essence of humility.
She recognizes that neither she nor anyone else can have all the answers for everyone and so supports logical and social processes that take this into account.
The authoritarian mind is the opposite: it blindly assumes its own superiority over all other minds.
This blindness is the authoritarian's undoing.
The extended monologues by Francisco D'Anconia and John Galt in Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged are excellent examples of the Palladian mindset, here set in constrast to the energies of the collectivist Neptune.
Pallas, as warrior-goddess, is associated with weaponry.
As noted elsewhere on this site, Pallas with the Moon is key to the chart of the martial artist, who has turned the human body into a weapon.
My current theory regarding persons who have an aversion to guns (and often desire to ban them) is that the Pallas placement of these persons indicates this attitude.
More research is warranted, but the formula for an anti-gun personality may be a non-libertarian mindset (the presence of significant "Aggressive Pallas" aspects) and Pallas and/or her sign ruler in aspect to Saturn.
Persons on this page fitting the pattern: Michael Bloomberg, (Rahm Emanuel), Dianne Feinstein, Dennis Kucinich, Rupert Murdoch, Ralph Nader, Barack Obama, Chuck Schumer.
Alternately or in addition, Neptune (as the glorifier of victimization and helplessness) may also be involved with this viewpoint.
Astrologers have long noted a connection between Neptune to the political and cultural Left, but almost always briefly and in passing.
Neptune has managed to avoid the spotlight with regard to political astrology and full extent of his effect on politics is invisible to the bulk of astrologers.
This research has shown a clear correlation between Neptune (or the South Node) to the political Left.
The correlation is starkly visible in the realm of economics: Neptune (or South Node) in combination with Venus (or the Second House, or the rulers thereof) is present in virtually all of the hundreds of charts of economic leftists in this sample.
The pattern is particularly strong in the charts of persons who passionately support economic redistribution (e.g. Marx, Keynes, or Krugman) rather than merely cooperate with the party line.
The astrological symbolism behind this correlation is obvious: Neptune (the dissolution of distinctions and boundaries) and Venus (money, material goods).
The fact that this connection is not common knowledge in the astrological mainstream is a testament to the power of Neptune to act unseen.
(Donna Cunningham noted in a lecture at the 2012 UAC conference that persons with an 8th House concentration were more likely to be dependent upon others for financial support, often through welfare programs.
This is consistent with my observation here that economic leftism sometimes shows up as the South Node in the 2nd House and the North Node in the 8th House.)
The connection of Neptune (or South Node) to the political Left is interwoven into the fabric of modern culture, in addition to being prominent in astrological charts.
For instance, it is a common stereotype that leftists will tend to merge (Neptune) their social and economic lives (Venus) and homes (Moon) together in large coastal cities (Neptune again, ruling water) while conservatives prefer more clearly defined boundaries regarding their property and social structures, more easily available in areas with lower population density.
In Europe as well as America it is states bordering the water that tend to institute large state-welfare systems and collectivized medicine -- coincident with economies that periodically "dissolve" as per the Neptunian paradigm.
The Left is more egalitarian and fluid (Neptunian) with regard to socially acceptable roles of gender (Venus).
On the Right it seems culturally more acceptable to treat the sexes as inherently different (with both positive and negative consequences).
Conservative pundits often observe that female political personalities on the Right are more attractive (i.e. Venusian) than those on the Left.
There is a similar observation about male political personalities on the Left being more beautiful than those on the Right.
These are arguably Neptunian effects.
Neptune's affiliation with all things foreign expresses itself in policies popular on the Left: avoidance of aggression against foreign nations (while aggressively taxing and regulating small businesses at home), opening borders to foreign immigration, and making education and other government programs more amenable to speakers of foreign languages.
Mainstream right-wingers display a somewhat opposite behavior, demanding increased freedoms for native citizens but happily supporting government-sanctioned murder outside the border (carried out, paradoxically, by a socialized military).
Both sides view aggression as acceptable in one arena but not in another: Neptune helps to indicate where that aggression occurs.
Neptune's effect on art also expresses itself in the Left/Right cultural divide. Popular music favored by the cultural Right (such as Country music or "Classic Rock") leans to the more stylistically conventional and displays more craftsmanship than innovation.
Music on the cultural Left may be more transcendant or imaginative, often at the expense of discipline or refinement.
It is also "hidden in plain sight" that that most artists and musicians displaying a very high degree of (Neptunian) creativity lean politically to the Left and that Hollywood (ruled by Neptune) also leans leftward.
Neptune's rulership of the world of fashion is also easy to see: one can take it for granted that the hipster and the fashion mogul are both going to live on the political Left.
Neptune's victim-savior dynamic is very much visible on the vanguard of leftist social discourse, particularly at schools.
Modern education since the neo-Marxist Frankfurt School has continually taught of the victims of Western civilization and the White Man.
These victims (Blacks, women, gays, etc.) must be "saved" from the White Man, usually by the State (never mind that White Man generally runs the State).
This education tends to overlook the fact that groups who elude the arms of the compassionate nurturing State (e.g. American Jews, Asian Americans, despite well-documented oppression) tend to thrive far ahead of the "saved".
As often stated by (Black) economists Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell, the state of Black America has imploded since the institution of the Great Society programs that claim to help them.
Countless other such examples of the destructive effects of the State-as-Savior abound in the literature outside of the Neptunian political bubble.
Neptune is far more interested in the perpetuation of the dynamic than in fostering self-sufficiency in those he helps.
While Neptune has much to recommend him in the realms of culture, art, and spirituality, his rulership over left-wing economics brings into serious question the integrity of redistributive economic systems as a whole, aside from the fact that such systems assume an incorruptible central authority capable of instantaneously ascertaining the needs of an entire population as they arise.
Neptune brings to the forefront genuine social and economic concerns, but then proposes cures which make the disease worse.
Witness in 2012 the inevitable collapse of the Neptunian "social democracies" of Europe, which in the end will see a die-off of the dependents of well-intentioned but unstable social welfare systems.
The bodies are already piling up in Greece.
Neptune is not known for reliability and clarity: should we trust him with our material well-being?
Neptune has ways to keep us from asking, or even thinking of, this question.
Neptune rules the mode of consciousness of young children, inhabiting a world run by forces beyond control and understanding.
In the mysterious Neptunian world of the child, needs are not met by working and trading one's hard-earned resources with others for mutual advantage: needs are magically fulfilled by the powers-that-be, godlike parents, when the child demands they be met.
This magical view of how needed goods reach the public (they are provided by the powerful when the childlike people demand them -- work to actually create the goods is not needed) is ubiquitous in far-Leftist social discourse.
Socialist flyers pasted to lampposts in liberal American urban centers quite seriously declare that the proletariat need only demand its "rights" and the need to work at all will miraculously vanish.
This childlike view of economics is an appropriate and necessary phase of human development for the very young.
As a mode of perception in the adult world, it spells economic turmoil, war, and death as people stop producing the goods they require to survive and adopt predation over production.
In the political realm, the very concept of "the collective" as a tangible entity is arguably a Neptunian dream with no physical reality.
The human collective, the "social" on which "the social contract" rests, is merely an idea which generally does not reside in all the minds of those it claims to include.
It is a convenient abstraction, the definition of which moves fluidly to meet the whims of its promoters.
In fact, it is very often the promoters of the idea of the collective who most flagrantly violate the idea by exempting themselves from the fictional responsibilities of the collective.
One need only examine the exuberantly wasteful and consumptive lifestyles of Al Gore or any Communist leader to see that "the collective" is not only a romantic notion but very often a lie used to justify a lust for power.
More social good is done in the world by those who recognize the inherent right of all individuals to to act freely as long as such actions do not harm other individuals.
The rulership of the lord of dreams and delusion over the political Left extends into the Left's view of itself and its history.
True to the Neptunian archetype, the Left's history of itself is highly romanticized, exaggerating elements of its heroism and compassion, and brushing off inconvenient truths which do not agree with the fairy tale.
Some examples: Mao Tse Tung, the greatest mass murderer in human history, whose crimes are often brushed over or forgotten on the Left;
Che Guevara, a homicidal maniac who enjoyed personally executing anyone who disagreed with him, still adorns T-shirts of Neptune's children;
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, whose policy of willfully destroying the American food supply during the Dust Bowl demolishes any claim to a humanitarian legacy;
Al Gore, whose deep ties to Ken Lay and Enron remain unknown to the public and whose ethanol subsidies resulted in the deaths of 10 million of the world's most impoverished per year;
the minimum wage, which was originally instituted as a way of keeping blacks out of the American work force;
Social Security, which, when it was implemented, was set beyond the life expectancy of the average black male, essentially making it a tax on being black;
the deep eugenecist roots of the Progressive movement;
the complete failure of both Keynsian and Friedmanite economists to predict any of the major economic disasters of the 20th century;
the consistent correlation of the welfare state with increased unemployment and povery...
The deceptiveness of Neptune's children regarding their own history extends far beyond merely a desire to view one's history in a more favorable light than fact provides.
In the deeper leftist circles, far above and beyond the sight of the well-meaning rank-and-file, the deceptions are very deliberate.
The official crest of the socialist Fabian Society is, quite literally, a wolf in sheep's clothing; this reflects the organization's mission of injecting socialist ideology and policy under other guises.
Original members of Greenpeace have long since left the organization and their movement, complaining that their original vision of conservation and environmental awareness has been co-opted by "watermelons" (green outside and Red inside).
The presumably conservative National Review and the neo-conservative movement were both from inception populated by hard-left Trotskyites.
Deception, both willful and otherwise, is also one of Neptune's gifts to humanity.
The end of Neptune's Age of Pisces will be a great loss to humanity in the form of artistic and spiritual depth and creative imagination.
It may also, however, herald an age in which hyper-idealism and delusion do not rule humanity's poltical and economic processes as much as do boring intelligence and cold logic.
The poor and downtrodden of the world may have a better chance at surviving and improving their lot in life under a social structure not so heavily under the influence of the god of pipe-dreams and self-undoing.
A strong libertarian "Defensive Pallas" placement will often nullify Neptune's effects on economic views.
In myth, Athena (Pallas) and Neptune were sibling deities who once undertook a contest to see which one the mortal humans appreciated more.
Athena won by a single vote, and Neptune in his anger flooded an entire region.
To this day, Neptune's most dedicated acolytes on the political Left passionately hate Palladian libertarians.
Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged is an outstanding if exaggerated depiction of the social, political, and economic effects of Neptune upon a population.
Neptune is the nameless force of irrationality and destruction against which Rand's protagonists struggle in the novel.
The author's personal experiences in Soviet Russia lend her a firsthand understanding of Neptunian energies lacking in most American-born authors.
Neptune's power to dissolve forms in politics is apparent when comparing the sign ingresses of Neptune to the generational periodic "Turnings" of Strauss-Howe generational theory.
The theory aptly describes modern Western history in the past five centuries in terms of a "Saeculum" or a recurring series of events lasting roughly 90 years.
This period, approximately the length of a full human lifetime, is also half of the orbital period of Neptune.
Each Saeculum starts with a "High" or period of economic and civic growth, and ends with a "Crisis", marked by economic destruction and wars.
Virtually all of the "Crisis" periods described by the theory correspond to the periods that Neptune occupied the tropical signs of Pisces or its opposing Virgo.
Fittingly, these signs are the last in their respective halves of the zodiac.
The "Crisis" period that does not fit the pattern saw both Uranus and Pluto consecutively transiting Neptune's home sign of Pisces.
(Another astrologer has theorized that these periods correspond to times when Pluto, Uranus, and Saturn form angular aspects together -- I cannot locate the article but recall that the astrologer resided in Texas and made a strong case.)
1461-1482: Crisis: War of the Roses -- Neptune: Virgo 1466-1479
1566-1587: Crisis: Armada Crisis -- Pluto in Pisces followed by Uranus 1552-1591
1674-1700: Crisis: King Philip's War -- Neptune: Pisces 1684-1696
1767-1791: Crisis: American Revolution -- Neptune: Virgo 1766-1779
1843-1859: Crisis: American Civil War -- Neptune: Pisces 1847-1860
1925-1945: Crisis: Great Depression/World War II -- Neptune: Virgo 1930-1943
2005- Crisis: Global Financial Crisis -- Neptune: Pisces 2011-2024
While Mao's genocidal Great Leap Forward occurred under a Pluto ingress into Virgo, it has generally been Neptune, lord of the political Left (and not Pluto, the nominal lord of death), which has ruled over humanity's periodic purges of the weak and the unlucky.
Based on this astrological theory, the mainstream political Right may be a more diverse group than the mainstream Left.
Where on the Left, virtually the entire sample possess the "Fluid Venus" pattern (with a significant subset also possessing the "Fluid Moon" pattern), it is possible to divide the Right into four overlapping camps.
The "Solid Venus" camp seem to consist of persons who are fiscal conservatives but who may be culturally liberal or conservative.
Margaret Thatcher, for example, was a socially liberal fiscal conservative.
The "Solid Moon" camp is full of cultural conservatives with a deep desire to defend what they perceive as being their national heritage, who may or may not be fiscally conservative.
Ronald Reagan was culturally conservative but his massive expansion of the federal government was anything but fiscally conservative.
The third camp is not particularly liberal or conservative on culture or economics, and aligns with the other conservatives by default.
Clint Eastwood may belong to this camp.
The fourth camp are left-wing infiltrators; there are many of these in politics.
It seems far easier to find closet left-wingers among conservative leaders than it is to find right-wingers posing as liberal leaders.
This is another indicator of Neptune's rulership of the Left: true conservatives may lack the guile to pose as anything other than what they are.
This is a large camp, of which I consider Mitt Romney, John McCain, and the entire Neo-Conservative movement members.
Overall, the Right may be not so much an ideological camp as an informal alliance of factions aligning against the Left.
My suspicion is that what we know as the Right might disperse and lose interest in politics altogether if they didn't feel threatened by the incursions of Neptunianism.
As on the Left, a strong libertarian "Defensive Pallas" can obviate the planetary placements associated with the Right.
Pallas has a strong tendency towards market capitalism as per the "Solid Venus" crowd, and she can curb the desire of the "Solid Moon" faction to forcibly impose their cultural values on others.
Many astrologers attribute political conservatism and the US Republican Party with Uranus.
Studies reportedly exist showing that Republican figures are disproportionately Sun-sign Aquarians.
There may well be such a correlation, but this study shows that Venus, Moon, and Pallas aspects are usually sufficient indicators of cultural and economic conservatism.
Dale O'Brien's historical research on Uranus uncovers some fascinating parallels between Uranus ingresses and crimes committed by political elites.
In my own work, there is a statistically significant correspondence of an exaggerated Uranus with authoritarian activity (for example, the last three US Presidents as of 2012 all have Uranus conjunct North Node).
I attribute this Uranus connection not to a desire to harm or control others, but to an impulse to act without regard for the consequences.
If this is the case, this tendency would naturally be more visible in persons who (due to the placement of Pallas) have little reservation with harming others to achieve an end.
At some point I hope to explore this connection more fully.
The brilliant (and left-wing) astrological historian Richard Tarnas has made an opposite assertion: that Uranus is the planetary representative of the Progressive Left and that Saturn represents a repressive Right.
This idea is not without intuitive sense, but does not appear to fit the data.
Saturn appears to be prominent in the charts of persons across the entire poltical spectrum (perhaps in himself indicating an interest in politics or the -Saturnine- structure of society).
I have not yet found a correlation with Uranus other than in making authoritarian personalities more dangerous.
It is possible that we are both correct and that Uranus may apply to the political Left in mundane astrology where Neptune applies in natal astrology.
This theory and the volume of data behind it support a libertarian world view in several ways.
First, they indicate that political ideology (at least in politically active individuals) is primary based on inborn tendencies and not on education.
This is one of many reasons why humans will always disagree on political and economic ideology and that any attempt to force a single vision on a population of significant size will always meet with overt or covert opposition.
The more centrally-controlled a system is, the more rapidly it collapses, for both these reasons and due to economic problems (as demonstrated by Ludwig von Mises).
The best hope for the stability of any political system is to allow for as many persons as possible to live and self-organize according to their inborn tendencies.
This is inherently a libertarian principle.
Second, the data show that astrology classifies politically active individuals into categories corresponding with a libertarian world view.
For example, a left-wing world view might classify FDR and Noam Chomsky as "left-wing" and Ron Paul, William Kristol, Ronald Reagan, and Adolf Hitler as "right-wing".
A right-wing world view might classify Ron Paul, FDR, Adolf Hitler, and Noam Chomsky as "left-wing", and William Kristol and Ronald Reagan as "right-wing".
A libertarian scholar, however, might classify Ron Paul as a "libertarian", Noam Chomsky as "left-libertarian", FDR, Reagan, and Hitler as "left-authoritarian", and Kristol as "right-authoritarian".
The astrological data support the lesser-known libertarian classification system.
This work is organized in a similar system.
This helps to explain that while many astrologers are actively political and believe that astrology can accurately describe the human psyche, apparently none have prior to this point published a reliable astrological method for determining political tendencies.
Because, as Rudyhar notes, astrology is actually ruled by Neptune, most astrologers lean strongly to the political Left.
Their tendency, thus, to adhere to a leftist system of political classification leaves them without the proper intellectual framework with which to assess astrological data pertaining to political ideology.
Neptune's penchant for selective blindness and self-deception probably also come into play.
As a result of this natural bias, astrology has been heretofore unable (or unwilling) to fully apply to political ideology, despite the tools having been available for over two centuries (Pallas was discovered in 1802).
This may also mean, sadly, that an accurate astrological system for classifying political views may never be embraced fully by the astrological community.
Third, the data strongly support a non-mainstream, libertarian, interpretation of history.
In an America where the population has learned its history through government-controlled schools (largely designed by the Rockefellers and their ilk -- please see the work of John Taylor Gatto and Charlotte Iserbyt), most Americans have learned a version of history designed to flatter the political puppets of the power elite.
For example, FDR, Abraham Lincoln, and even Che Guevara are practically gods: criticism of them is blasphemous in most circles.
The strict libertarian reading of history, well-supported by documentation which academia sheepishly kicks under the table, shows all three men and many other modern deities to be unrepentant mass-murderers with little or no respect for human life.
Astrology vindicates the libertarian interpretation of history with regard to such individuals.
Fourth, this study all but proves the assertion by libertarian intellectuals (not to be confused with conservatives labelling themselves as libertarians) that their philosophy is the natural extension of non-violence.
It undermines the claim on the Left that libertarians are driven primarily by a lack of empathy and the claim on the Right that libertarians are merely another type of leftist.
The astrology suggests that libertarianism is driven primarily (or totally) by respect for human rights and the refusal to initiate or participate in aggression.
The data show clearly that Pallas is an integral factor in ideological traits that both the Left and the Right hold dear.
On the Left, Pallas is what differentiates true progressive champions of peace and tolerance from mass-murderers posing as friends of humanity.
On the Right, Pallas is what separates true advocates of limited government, economic freedom, and the right to self-defense from "Republicans in Name Only" who increase the crushing power of the state while mouthing conservative platitudes.
The "inner libertarian" as indicated by Pallas is indispensable to every human being who believes in a civilization ruled by anything other than the dominance of the strong over the weak.
The Palladian-libertarian impulse is the basis, both in life and in the astrological chart, for every victory of reason over violence.
The data show that libertarians are persons for whom Pallas is a central driving force on the natal chart rather than a sideshow.
Fifth, Pallas is the goddess of wisdom, skill, and intelligent strategy; few astrologers will interpret her in a conflicting light.
This project shows that Pallas is unabashedly libertarian.
The resounding message from the astrological universe, for those able to hear it: wisdom is peace and respect for the rights of others.
A philosophy of freedom, based on non-aggression, is the natural manifestation of logic.
Libertarianism is an integral expression of wisdom herself.
PALLAS THE NOVEL
Unbeknownst to me when I arrived at the "Libertarian Pallas" premise in 2011, libertarian science fiction author L Neil Smith had published his novel "Pallas" three decades previous.
An extended libertarian screed in narrative form, "Pallas" is a miniature epic meditation on freedom versus tyranny, the role of weapons and violence in oppression and defense against oppression, emnity and revenge, and, eventually, wisdom.
This reflects with startling clarity my view on the astrological function of Pallas as the prime arbiter on the natal chart of the ideological considerations surrounding the use of force, and on libertarian-to-authoritarian ideology.
To my knowledge, Smith is not an astrologer and this is one of those serendipitous "coincidences" that astrologers are fond of pointing out with regard to astrological bodies.
PALLAS AND THE FUTURE
Libertarianism, thanks to the Internet, is enjoying a massive and under-reported resurgence in modern society.
This in conjunction with the appearance of L Neil Smith's novel "Pallas" and my own recent discoveries on Pallas' astrological function seem to suggest that the astrological power of Pallas herself is increasing.
Perhaps this coincides with the observation (by Don Cerow and other astrologers) that the age of Aquarius is technically starting now according to the constellations, accompanied by a reduction in the power of Neptune as the age of Pisces comes to a close.
Whether this is the case may become more evident when Neptune leaves Pisces in 2025.
Neptune and Pallas can certainly co-exist but Neptune doesn't like Pallas in the political arena; he finds it easier to get his way (economic and cultural dissolution, etc.) under the dictatorial systems that Pallas opposes.
My research into this topic is ongoing.
This page continues to grow and change with the addition of new information and the formation of new conclusions.
I welcome debate and dissent, and will happily link to any web sites proffering alternate views on the astrology of political ideology.
Write to me at "alan" + "@" + "zot.net".
Saturn-Venus contacts are more common on the Left than in other groups.
Saturn-Jupiter contacts are somewhat LESS common on the Right than in other groups.
Jupiter in Sagittarius or amplified by the North Node is MORE common in the ideogically nebulous than in other groups.
Jupiter, thus, may not indicate a consistent ideological position so much as a tendency to loudly proclaim the ideology of the moment.
Jupiter to South Node contacts are somewhat less common on the Left than in other groups.
Uranus-Venus contacts are more common on the Left than in other groups.
Uranus to North Node contacts are more common in the hard authoritarian group (and to a lesser degree the Leftists) than in others.
None of these influences is anywhere near as strong as those described in the bulk of this site: Pallas, Venus, the Moon, the Nodes, and Neptune.