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Jon Huntsman Announces Run For President

Posted by on Wednesday, June 22 20112 Comments

Former Governor of Utah and former US Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman announced his run for President on June 21st 2011 at 10:07 am in Jersey City, New Jersey. Special thanks to Julie Webgirl for getting the time for me while I was out. Luckily, we have Huntsman’s birth certificate which has the time on it which you can see here. As we noted in that article,  Huntsman seems to be undergoing quite a Uranus transit, over his Sun, Moon and Midheaven (born right before an eclipse as well!) It will be interesting to see why his campaign might be the “crazy” or unconventional one. Eyebrows have already been raised by his odd campaign commercials featuring him on a motorbike. One wonders if he only jumped in the race once Pawlenty passed up a clear opportunity to take on Romney in the debate, seeing a chance to present himself as an alternative to the frontrunner Romney. I’m a bit discouraged however, by the fact that his natal Mars falls on the Descendant of his announcement. Anyway, here’s the chart, let us know what you think:

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Patrick is an astrologer originally from High Wycombe, England. His personal practice is based on a blend of ancient and modern astrology. He is a member of the Association for Young Astrologers.

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  • Suzy says:


    Could you explain further what this means astrologically?

    “I’m a bit discouraged however, by the fact that his natal Mars falls on the Descendant of his announcement.

    Is it positive or negative for his campaign…or does it mean his campaign will be confusing?

  • Patrick Watson says:


    Yeah I wrote this one in a bit of a hurry. I would say negative, because Mars in particular is the out of sect malefic in Huntsman’s chart. What this means is that between Mars and Saturn, Mars is the planet that will work against his interest, while Saturn will work in his interests. Check out info about sect here: For him to act out in a Mars type fashion, to go on the attack and get mad won’t help him and may backfire. Instead, Saturnian approaches like patience, strategy, utilization of opportune moments will be what work for him, especially since he has Saturn in its own sign of Capricorn, angular on his natal Descendant. So having his natal Mars on the Descendant of his announcement chart makes me think he’ll be provoked into going on the attack on the “other” that the Descendant represents, in this case, probably his political opponents, and based on the condition of his natal Mars, it may backfire. Also note that Mars rules his 10th, so it is going to be a key planet for his career and ambitions.


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