Newt Gingrich’s Campaign Imploding With Exodus Of Aides
Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s campaign is in free fall after multiple aides and staffers quit this week. In fact, it’s been a pretty rocky start for Newt Gingrich overall, in complete contradiction to what I had first said based on the time of his campaign announcement. However, a while later I realized I had actually used the wrong time due to using the wrong timezone for YouTube’s API data, and I updated the post as much as I could without looking like I was trying to cover anything up. I hadn’t let myself any time to interpret the new chart, but now that I’ve heard all this bad news about his campaign, I figured I better take a look and see what was going on.
I was struck by how decent the mistaken chart looked, and prognosticated accordingly. Now that I have the actual chart of Newt Gingrich’s announcement, it’s amazing what a difference a few hours can make. In inceptions, looking at the next aspect the Moon will make usually can give you a clue as to how things could turn out. Usually you want the Moon to apply to a benefic planet like Venus or Jupiter, and avoid a malefic planet like Mars or Saturn, especially Mars during the day and Saturn at night. The Moon that had already passed a troubling aspect to Mars in the first chart is now directly applying to Mars in the actual chart (during the day). Not only that, but Mars is found in the 12th house which is traditionally associated with enemies, and Mars in itself brings conflicts and recriminations wherever it is. So the Moon’s next aspect to this Mars indicates that this could be something that could come up.
In the mistaken chart, I looked at the Mercury-Venus-Jupiter conjunction positively based on the natures of those planets, but also because the houses they ruled seemed like they could be helpful to a campaign (i.e. not the 12th or the 6th). In the actual chart, Mercury still rules the 1st and is actually better positioned in the 11th, the house of great alliances, especially those of a professional nature. However, Mercury was applying to Venus which happened to be the ruler of the 12th, the house of enemies, and also administered to Mars, also present in the 12th. Essentially the Venus-Mars mutual reception seems to indicate that at one point or another, the people there to help the cause of the campaign (Venus in Aries in 11th) would become adversarial to the candidate (Mars in Taurus in 12th).
Interestingly enough, Gingrich’s aides officially quit around midday on June 9th 2011. This was just after the first lunar return of the beginning of the campaign, when the Moon would have repeated its unfavorable trine to problem planet Mars, by which time had reached the Sun of the campaign chart, broadcasting bad news out to the media, which made it to this blog! It’s not over till its over though. As I’ve noted before, the upcoming lunar eclipse at 24 Sagittarius on June 15th will be hitting his own chart pretty significantly, and the Sun-Mercury conjunction that happens on the first real Republican debate on June 13th is hitting his Sun as well as his campaign’s Ascendant, so I don’t think all is lost for him, even though overall, the actual time of his campaign announcement does not look so auspicious as it once did.