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May 8, 2013

Mark Sanford Victorious w Jupiter to natal Mercury

A Few Astro-Notes on the Victorious Mark Sanford

by Jude Cowell

By now you're heard the quirky news that yesterday, South Carolina's former Governor Mark Sanford won back a seat on Capitol Hill besting Democratic challenger Elizabeth Colbert-Busch.

Wonder what transits now affect his natal planets which favor a victorious outcome?

Born Marshall Clement Sanford, Jr. on May 28, 1960 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Sanford's natal Sun is in Gemini (6:51--7:49) and the Moon is in Cancer (6:22--18:12 during the 24-hour period of his birth date.) He's a romantic!

Major transits to his natal planets which relate to a political aims, or in this case, a victory, include tr Jupiter @19Gemini to natal Mercury @20Gem, a time of expansive plans, tr Pluto to n Jupiter 1Cap26 Rx, a powerful and transformative influence that has now waned but has broadened his political ambitions for some time, and tr Saturn to natal Neptune @6Sco59 Rx, a period when self contemplation is necessary, selflessness and spiritual practices are focuses, and a dream may come true--or the grim face of reality stymies ambitions. Apparently his dream came true yesterday.

Plus, transit Neptune in Pisces has been opposing natal Pluto in early Virgo which supports the idea that his focus needed changing from the material to the spiritual.

Recently within orb and soon to be exact is tr Uranus approaching natal Mars @13Ari11, a perfect description of taking a new direction in life though some separations from males may be indicated. Let's hope his new position on Capitol Hill won't include his taking a wrong direction--new or otherwise.

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