By now you're heard the news that Barack Obama announced a surprise appointment today of Leon Panetta for CIA Director.
Panetta as Clinton's Chief of Staff (1994 - 1997) sat in on intell briefings so he does have a clue how things work and how policy is shaped by intell, but Dianne Feinstein is among critics who would prefer an intell professional instead.
Obama and his team are fretful of taintedness with torture, etc, in the usual ranks of the CIA, and I see his point. Thus, he has named an outsider of sorts.
Panetta was a congressman from California from Jan, 1977 to Jan, 1997, and had changed his membership from the R Party to the D Party way back in 1971 because of Civil Rights issues. He was Director of the Office for Civil Rights under Nixon.
Panetta's book, Bring Us Together: The Nixon Team and the Civil Rights Retreat" came out in 1971 and it does not refer to a weekend off but to Nixon's creepy southern strategy of not enforcing civil rights or voting rights laws.
Born June 28, 1938 in Monterey, California, Leon Panetta has Sun in Cancer and Moon in Cancer - he was born during the New Moon phase.
The weightiest midpoint picture in his natal chart (and it doesn't depend on a correct birth time which I do not know) involves one of the astrological signatures for plutocrats...Jupiter-Pluto.
Jupiter-Pluto = Uranus: fanatical striving for improvements; quick exploitation of every situation; sudden reforms and quick developments; intense application of resources to establish new perspectives; an adjustment to new circumstances; over-turning the tables; getting back on track or finding a better one.
The Jupiter-Pluto pair of energies is given by Ebertin as 'the desire for power (plutocrats), a desire to lead the masses, organizers of large projects, professors of economy and law, squanderers and speculators; spiritual and intellectual leadership.'
Uranus intensifies and activates the plutocratic pair, and of course we know the circles he runs in.
Now here's some info on Sun Cancer-Moon Cancer, a Water-Water blend which indicates sentimentality over the past and lots of creative imagination:
perceptive and shrewd; charming, poetic, and romantic; a brooder who can overflow with pent-up feelings; strong desire to be needed and appreciated; intuitive economic sense; excellent memory; witty and kind-hearted; self-deprecating sense of humor; accurate perceptions of others; extremely subjective.
Critics to Panetta's appointment to head the CIA are vocalizing their objections today including California's Dianne Feinstein who incidentally shares natally Panetta's Sun Can-Moon Can combo, as do Nathaniel Hawthorne, H. D. Thoreau, and John D. Rockefeller.
Now here are Sun Can-Moon Cancer's Images for Integration for this family-oriented man who may not have professional intell experience inside the agency, but can use his abundance of security-minded Cancer to rule the CIA roost...and America does have three natal planets in Cancer - Panetta's natal Sun is conjunct US n Jupiter:
'A performance of a puppet show at an infant school Christmas play...Young children enacting a play wedding in a garden...A family plays a game of charades.' (Chas & Suzi Harvey, Sun Sign-Moon Sign.)
Now I could say some dark things about that last image relating to The Family, the Brotherhood, Jupiter-Pluto, etc, but I won't.
Let's wait a while and see if Panetta's appointment by Obama holds Water first! He should have a year or two to operate in Washington DC again - this time as head of the CIA.
Al Franken is declaring himself winner of the Senate seat which once belonged to his mentor, Paul Wellstone, who was assassinated in a plane crash (yes, I said it: assassinated.)