Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Happy Birthday to Hillary Clinton

If you’ve been keeping up with my work, then you know that I have been saying for a long time that the habits of a lifetime are formed between the first Jupiter return and the final Saturn opposition of adolescence. Although I’m no fan of politics, during my recent trip to California to attend the incredible International Society For Astrological Research (ISAR) conference,  I caught POTUS fever and watched all three debates between candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
My interest in politics plummeted during the 1984 presidential election when I ardently canvassed for Jesse Jackson—who didn’t turn out to be the man I had thought he was (seems to be a theme in my life!).
Anyway, as I watched the debate these past couple of weeks, I have to say I was horrified to see how Trump TRIED to humiliate Clinton. Sometimes women just shine too brightly and they become targets of hate for bullies—especially if they shine brighter than their male competitors. Clinton isn’t perfect but Jesus H Christ I understand a woman who has the vision to support the rights of children and other women. Who better to fly the flag of the vulnerable than someone who has been on that team all her life? It’s time (for lots of different astrological reasons) that patriarchy was turned upside down for a change.
But back to those habits of a lifetime. . .
Our Hillary was already deeply entrenched in politics at the critical age (gotta love those Jupiter in Sagittarius faces!) and Donald Trump was . . . a bully at the time (according to Wikipedia). And for women who think supporting a male bully will endear you to him longer than the five minutes of attention he’s given you—you’ll soon realize your mistake when he moves on to “better” opportunities in an effort to make his own star shine. And if you think women don’t need to fight for their rights for equality, then perhaps you should read this article.
So Happy Birthday to Hillary Clinton! You’re not perfect but we need you in the White House. To celebrate, here’s an extract from Growing Pains!

PS The drawing of Hillary was done by former pupil Waheed Kazemi as part of the requirements for his GCSE Art exam.
As always, All Rights Reserved by Alex Trenoweth, 2013
Hillary’s foray into politics began when she was thirteen and canvassing South Side Chicago in 1960 when she found evidence of electoral fraud against Richard Nixon. During this year, transiting Jupiter began a series of three oppositions to Uranus in Gemini. She was a teacher’s pet and graduated in the top five per cent of her class. She enrolled in the all girls’ college, Wellesley, in 1965 and was the institution’s first student commencement speaker in 1969 as Jupiter was conjunct natal Neptune in Libra.
In the summer of 1973, Saturn was conjunct Uranus in Gemini and she had received her juris doctor degree and had marriage proposed to her by Bill Clinton. She demurred because she was concerned she would lose her identity and become over shadowed by his. Shortly after this, she was a member of the impeachment inquiry staff in Washington during the Watergate scandal. With Saturn opposite her North Node in Capricorn in the summer of 1974, she learned she had failed the District of Columbia bar exam but passed the Arkansas exam. She decided to follow Bill to Arkansas. In the spring of 1975, Jupiter had opposed her Neptune and shortly after, she agreed to marry Bill.
In October 1978, Jupiter began a series of squares to her natal Sun. During this time, she began gambling in cattle futures contracts, a successfully speculative venture that ended when she discovered she was pregnant with her daughter Chelsea as Jupiter was opposite her North Node in July 1979. She had made $100,000 on a $1,000 investment in cattle, but the winnings were to prove a thorn in her side. During this time, she and Bill had also become entangled with the Whitewater Development Corporation.
As Saturn conjoined her Sun in 1983, she was named Arkansas Woman of the Year. In 1992, Bill was made the Democrat candidate for presidency. Saturn in Aquarius made a series of three oppositions to her Mars in Gemini. During this time, it was alleged Bill had had an a air with a nightclub singer. To allay the rumours, they appeared on 60 Minutes together. Bill admitted he had caused pain in his marriage but denied the a air. Although credited for rescuing his campaign, Hillary had caused outrage by seeming to insult women who stay at home baking cookies and having teas. Her appearance drew comparisons to Lady Macbeth.
In 1993, Jupiter was in conjunction with her Neptune when the Clintons took office. Just before the final conjunction, Vince Foster had committed suicide and Hillary had been implicated in removing les on the night of his death. She was also accused of ring White House staff and replacing them with staff from Arkansas, a scandal that became known as Travelgate (perfect for a Jupiter to Neptune transit).
By the end of the year Jupiter was conjunct her Sun. Her ambitious (and contentious) healthcare plan had been proposed earlier that year and had met with such opposition in 1994 that she was forced to wear a bullet-proof vest. She was eventually subpoenaed to appear before the federal grand jury over the Whitewater Development Corporation scandal, the first First Lady to have been ordered to do so. She was eventually cleared of any wrongdoing in 2000 as both Jupiter and then Saturn opposed her natal Jupiter.
During 1998, Saturn and then Jupiter began a series of oppositions to her Sun in Scorpio. During this time, the Lewinsky scandal which again saw Bill in hot water over an extra marital affair had broken out. He was impeached and then acquitted shortly after.
Hillary’s successful bid for State Senate in 2000 took place as Jupiter then Saturn made a series of oppositions to Jupiter’s natal place in Sagittarius.
Hillary has won many awards, particularly for her work with women, children and health. In Gallup polls, she has been named “Most Admired Woman” ten times in a row.

More to come very soon.

About the Astrologer

Alex Trenoweth was voted Best International Astrologer, 2015 for her dynamic presentation on Astrology and Education. Her book, "Growing Pains" is an exciting development in astrology as it combines classroom teaching experience, sound research and the potential to have a positive impact on struggling adolescents, parents, teachers and those who have been labelled "at risk". For queries, consultations or syndications, please contact Alex via www.alextrenoweth.com or leave a message in the comment section.

About the New Book

There are two wolves fighting inside of me, the old story goes, one wolf is good and the other is evil. “But Grandfather,” asked the child, “Which one wins?” The Grandfather answered, “The wolf I feed.”

We might like to think that being good is a natural instinct. In fact, doing the right thing takes a conscious decision. Every day, we are met with temptation to get ahead at the expense of someone else, to get away with something we know is wrong or to cut corners if we think no one is watching.

Following on from her powerful book on astrology and Education, “Growing Pains”, Alex Trenoweth explores the benefits of using “the bad guy” of the solar system: Saturn. Often avoided and seldom understood, if we understand our own Saturn then we can help others to understand theirs. Using case studies of  highly successful people contrasted with convicted serial killers, Trenoweth deftly demonstrates the dire consequences of feeding the wrong wolf.

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