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Rachel Maddow Inadvertently Makes Astrological Connections with the Transit of Venus

Posted by on Saturday, June 2 2012One Comment

Yesterday MSNBC pundit Rachel Maddow seemed to be making some rather astrological connections between the Sun-Venus inferior conjunction/Transit of Venus and the dramatic recall elections in Wisconsin, spurred by the protests of Governor Scott Walker’s initiatives against unions and public employees.

After presenting a brief history of how the Transit of Venus allowed astronomers to calculate the scale and distances of planets in the solar system, the connections began: 

“Of course the fact that it’s happening on Tuesday means it’s also happening on the day of the Wisconsin recall election when voters are gonna be deciding whether Republican Governor Scott Walker gets to finish off his term…”

She then explained that it isn’t just the governor recall election that is important, because four Republican state senators are also being submitted to recall elections. Should any of them lose to the Democrat, even if Governor Walker won the recall election, the new Democratic majority in the state senate would be able to block all of his proposals.

Maddow consciously connected the imminent recall elections during the current Venus retrograde in Gemini to the 2010 midterms which occurred during the previous Venus retrograde in Scorpio, as well as to the 2012 national elections, which are coincident with the 4 and 8 year patterns of Venus, (which I went into some detail about here.)

What’s gonna happen in those little races on Tuesday is gonna tell us all a lot about what’s gonna happen in the state of Wisconsin in November. It’s gonna tell us a lot about what’s gonna happen to all these newly red states that went so radically red in 2010. From the tiny little barely perceptible motion of these little state senate seats “across the sun” on Tuesday, all of us political geeks are gonna be able to calculate so so much about where our political world is right now and where we’re heading. It’s exciting.

Indeed, us political astrology geeks may be able to do some of our own calculating about our world and where we’re heading from the Venus transit!

Or, at least, we would be able to if we had Scott Walker’s birth time from the closed state of Colorado. We do know however, that the Sun-Venus inferior conjunction, as well as the lunar eclipse opposing it, will be lining up very precisely with challenger Tom Barrett’s Sun at 16 Sagittarius, although without birth times it’s hard to tell what that might ultimately mean for Walker and Barrett.

Perhaps it was just a poetic flourish, but Maddow’s comments present the latest evidence yet that some of the clearest astrological correlations can be determined by people who don’t even know much about in-depth astrology.

This wasn’t the first time Maddow has talked about astrology.  Check out the segment she did on Mercury retrograde a couple of years ago.

You can see the full video of the Venus retrograde segment below:


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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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