Bad cop. Good cop.
So the smoke is starting to clear and Obama’s transition team has assembled. While I will stay away from editorializing too much on the likes of Penny Prtizker, Eric Schmidt and Robert Rubin, it’s clear that Obama is assembling more of a board of directors than a team grounded in democracy and statesmanship. This is all in alignment with the coming conjunction of Pluto in Capricorn. Government is passe. It’s all about the corporatocracy baby. But the one appointment that really stands out is Obama’s pick for Chief of Staff, Rahm Emmanuel.
Emmanuel is one of the first popular figures whose chart that I have looked at, that shares some similarities with mine (I’m just a little spooked about this detail). Emmanuel was born in Israel on 11/29/59 and like Tzipi Livni, who is in a cage match against Benjamin Netanyahu for the top seat in Knesset, his parents were also members of The Irgun Gang, a group that supplied the early muscle for carving out the return to what was once known as Palestine. Irgun were known for their bloody tactics when it came to dealing with The British and The Palestinians including the 1946 bombing of The King David Hotel. While Livni (Cancer) seems to have taken a dovish and more moderate approach to the Palestinian issue, Emmanuel (Sag) is the personification of a hawk. It was no coincidence that Emmanuel was named COS just prior to Obama’s appearance before AIPAC late last week. If we have learned anything about the political process in post-millenial America, its that AIPAC and JINSA are near the center of influence when it comes to foreign and even domestic policy. Rahm Emmanuel seems poised to be the link between Obama and AIPAC. Raised by Irgun parents, served in the Israeli Army, worked under the notoriously corrupt Daley political machine, showed up with truckloads of money for Bill Clinton’s campaign, served on his cabinet, left when it appeared as though Clinton would not be as hawkish as Emmanuel would have liked, earned a cool $19 mill on Wall Street using his inside connections in his DC sabbatical and then became the muscle behind funding candidates on the Democratic side that would support a war agenda. His brother is a ballerina and apparently Rahm says “fuck” a lot.
He is positioned to be the bad cop to Biden’s good cop (what does that mean anyway?) in Obama’s new administration. This much we know about Rahm Emmanuel, the man who will sit in the nerve center of The White House, the traffic controller, a voice in Obama’s head. But what about astrologically? How does Emmanuel stack up in relation to Obama and especially Biden, the trinity of good cop, bad cop and the new chief?
I don’t have Emmanuel’s full chart, but based on the ephemeris and his 11/29/59 birth date, he is the following:
SUN IN SAG SIX DEGREES
MOON IN SCORPIO
MERCURY IN SCORPIO 25 DEGREES (RETROGRADE)
VENUS IN LIBRA 20 DEGREES
MARS IN SCORPIO 26 DEGREES
JUPITER IN SAG 11 DEGREES
SATURN IN CAPRICORN 5 DEGREES
URANUS IN LEO 21 DEGREES (RETROGRADE)
NEPTUNE IN SCORPIO 7 DEGREES
PLUTO IN VIRGO 6 DEGREES
Most of Emmanuel’s chart is located in the eastern part of his chart, from Virgo through Capricorn, with a very heavy emphasis on Sag/Scorpio. Such an intense placement in that area is usually indicative of an individual that is moving from the personal to the transpersonal, it’s the transitionary sectors heavily influenced by institutions such as law, business, banking, religion, government, psychology and medicine (surgery and pharmaceuticals). In short Emmanuel’s profile suggests that he is learning about power, not in an individual sense, but how it relates to institutions and his place within them. Continue reading “Bad Cop Rahm and Good Cop Joe, Scorpionic Soulmates and The Voices In Obama’s Brain”