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Lies, Damned Lies and Politics

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The unfortunate tendency of our two highest-profile Western leaders to prop up their status and often dubious policies with an economy of truth is easy to see once you map the tropical charts together with the draconic and sidereal. This approach reveals the motives behind speech and action, and shows the how the public persona and basic psychology interact, influencing choice and crucial decision-making.

In Bush's chart, the whole problem centres on the secretive 12th house. Here we find not only the hyper-patriotic Cancer Sun so close to that of the USA, but its direct contact with both the Sidereal Ascendant/Mercury/Pluto in 13-16 Cancer (hence making that reactionary patriotism very public) and the ambivalent presence  of Draconic Neptune in Cancer 15 blurring his thinking and confusing his imagery. You can interpret this as as committed President who is also an idealist - but the possibility of self-delusion, self-serving deceit and dangerous emotionality are ever-present here.

And we were bound to have a 'folie a deux' - Bush and Blair are militarily joined at the hip by Bush's draconic and Blair's Sidereal Sun in belligerent Aries 23 and 21, and in 15-16 Taurus Blair's stubborn tropical Sun on Bush's intractable draconic Ascendant. In 19 Gemini (recently 'Pluto'd') with Bush's Uranus, draconic Mars, and important sidereal Sun is Blair's draconic Mercury keeping the hotline open. At the end of Cancer are Bush's Saturn, draconic Moon/Jupiter and sidereal Venus inseparable from Blair's draconic Mars/Ascendant and sidereal Pluto/tropical IC. Bush's draconic Venus is close to Blair's tropical Mars/Ascendant. This has all the compulsion of an affair!  And as both were born with 12th-house Suns (Blair's sidereally opposite tropical Neptune) there will be areas of shared policy about which we the public may never know. With Blair's sidereal S.Node in 12 Cancer this is a fated relationship; let us pray that it is not ultimately fateful!


Pam Crane



George W. Bush - Astrodatabank

Tony Blair - BC, from Caroline Gerard (Clifford 2000)