Beto O'Rourke official portrait; US Government [Public domain]
Recently yours truly was asked why no post concerning the astrology chart of 2020 candidate Beto O'Rourke has appeared on Stars Over Washington. For one thing, an accurate birth time for Baby Beto is elusive though perhaps it will eventually turn up. Another reason is that I must agree with expert astrology Marjorie Orr who writes that, Beto O'Rourke: Not a Good Bet for 2020. Marjorie cites O'Rourke's natal Saturn (21Gemini) experiencing a series of squares from transit Neptune in Pisces beginning in late April 2020 (confusion, uncertainty, perhaps a scandal--I'll add potentials for discouragement, deception, false hopes, false promises), plus, from late May 2020 transit Uranus squares his natal Mars-Saturn midpoint which suggests a series of crises, one after another. His strength (Mars-Saturn) will definitely be tested by disruptive Uranus square Mars-Saturn along with the potential for brute force to be applied by and/or toward him (Ebertin). Of course, with Uranus involved results are always unpredictable.
The negative influences of both these significant cosmic stop signs run into early 2021 for Beto so his suggestion of a "blue Texas" sounds good to the Democratic hierarchy but may not be enough to stem the Neptunian and Uranian tide soon to wash against him. Yet many of Mr. O'Rourke's ideas are good (ex: repairing the misery created by Nixon's 'War On Drugs') and the more he spouts them on the campaign trail, the better for those of us who want Trump out of the White House and demand progressive policies to create a fairer balance between the haves and the have-nots in our nation. Is this Beto's ultimate goal? You tell me! But yes, Beto's Kennedy-esque vibe is alluring, I agree.
And yet, as with all transits and life itself, positive aspects to his natal planets also manifest during the 2019-2021 period. Two such significant examples are:
Transit Pluto conjunct natal North Node (future direction) three times, the first of which occurs on or about January 24, 2020. This plutonian influence of power and wealth is karmic and suggests a major turning point for Beto O'Rourke, certainly a boost or perhaps a powerful endorsement--and the Pluto-NN conjunction perfects all through 2020.
Another positive influence is also a three-fer: transit Saturn, planet of authority, accountability, and authenticity, trine natal Mars which first becomes exact on or about February 21, 2020. This period denotes a sense of realism concerning his abilities (he is self-reflective as we've seen), taking appropriate actions, and having lots of energy available for the required hard work. Some form of further recognition is also a potential--maybe an offer of a vice presidency?
Ah! There I show my personal sense that Beto isn't quite ready for the POTUS role due to his political inexperience. Of course, that didn't stop The Trump, did it? Plus, if nominated, Beto would be well-vetted for playing the POTUS role and isn't as heard-headed as Big T who is unable to learn via his natal Mercury-Neptune square.
Now as for us all, Solar and Lunar Eclipses will also be part of Beto's cosmic picture as will other transits during the 2019-2021 political season but this is a post, not an e-book, so I'll close with only one mention: that the Lunar Eclipse of June 5, 2020 @15Sag34 conjuncts his natal Lilith (the seductress) so this Lunar Eclipse may uncover the scandal noted, above (tr Neptune square n Saturn) if there is one for opponents to make hay of, since Lunar Eclipses affecting one's chart very often reveal precisely what one most wants to hide!