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Aug 19, 2021

Antony Blinken's Saturn Return Teaches Lessons on Afghanistan

Joe Biden, Antony Blinken; Lawrence Jackson, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Karmic Saturn: Planet of Government, Law, Status Quo, Accountability, Loss

Bio details concerning America's current Secretary of State Antony Blinken reveal his birth date to be April 16, 1962, in Yonkers, New York. With his birth hour unknown, a 'noon' horoscope set for this date and location shows Secretary Blinken's natal Saturn @10AQ24 square natal Neptune Rx @12Sco33 (2A09), an aspect that Alan Oken has termed, "The Self-Defeatist."

Of interest is the fact that Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in the midst of a Saturn Return (no matter his birth time) which, using a 'noon' natal chart, actually occurs three times: March 20, 2021; July 30, 2021; December 17, 2021 - all in 2021, the year of the Afghanistan Withdrawal fiasco and the Saturnian fingers of blame pointing toward several prime suspects including four presidents (and I must add, Dick Cheney).

Therefore, each time transit Saturn returns to his natal degree in Antony Blinken's natal chart and psyche, the taskmaster planet squares his natal Neptune, a transit indicating that he should beware of people who make false claims or promises. You know, like members of the Afghan army who capitulated to the Taliban instead of standing up to them as promised or implied - an outcome that President Biden and Secretary Blinken erroneously depended upon. Besides, trying to impose Saturnian reality, structure, and/or limitations upon incompatible, unstable, or deceptive situations results in negative outcomes for all involved. And in the case of Afghanistan and the overly long US occupation, chaos has resulted. However, orderly Saturn does not approve of chaos yet we know that loosey goosey Neptune isn't nearly as picky.

Now another current transit to his chart is Sun-to-natal-Uranus Rx (26Leo31) which suggests a brief period of organizational difficulties, plus, a lack of loyalty on someone's part along with a closer degree of media scrutiny due to his position. And of course, various pundits and others are wondering aloud and in print if Secretary Blinken should keep his State Department job. Whether he keeps his position or not, the Sun (media spotlight) has starkly revealed the chaos (Uranus) in the situation - mistakes (Neptune) were made as the Biden administration trusted (Saturn) unreliable people (Neptune, planet of the Middle East) and are reaping the "benefits" of what Tr*mp had sown with his previously touted "peace deal" with the Taliban. Now there's a lack of loyalty.

On the Personality of Antony Blinken

So on April 16, 1962, the Moon remained in Virgo for the 24 hours with the Sun in late Aries (conjunct his Mercury). This gives Mr. Blinken a bull-dozing, volcanic Fire/Earth Sun Aries-Moon Virgo personality blend, quite the bossy combination suggesting one gifted with administrative skills who's an expert in his field. Selfish yet dutiful, Blinken can alternate between being outspoken and direct or shy and reticent and, unless other factors intervene, can be insensitive to the feelings of others.

And on a final note: this is also the Sun-Moon blend of financier J.P. Morgan Sr!

For more details, see Sun Sign-Moon Sign, by Charles and Suzi Harvey.

2 comments:

WiseLalia said...

I'm wondering if his astrologer ought to be telling him to have some people around him with practical minds who have no current Neptune problems. He needs a view other than his temporarily misguided one. Generally, he is highly qualified for his job, and if he manages to get through this year he will be an outstanding Secretary of State.

Zip Dobyns called the Fire-Earth combinations "bulldozers."

Jude Cowell said...

Hi WiseLalia! Yes, bulldozing is part of his personality blend! And TY for your suggestion which would be very practical advice for Secretary Blinken - if only! :) Jude