I make no bones about the fact that I am not a McCain supporter, but will deconstruct his chart in terms of his personality later in this article.
Other than the public facts about McCain:
He was married to a different heiress who got into a terrible accident, was crippled gained a bunch of weight and then met Cindy McCain in a bar while still married. He filed for a marriage license to wed Cindy and a month later filed for Divorce from wife #1. For this staunch conservative Ross Perot made nasty comments about McCain (he was friends with wife #1) saying something to the effect that all McCain carried about was power and glory.
McCain was a pilot in the Vietnam war. After crashing 5 airplanes he was recovered and put into a POW camp. His family has a long tradition of military service, mostly generals and high ranking officers unlike McCain himself who didn’t do well in school (sort of like our current president.)
He owns 11 houses unlike the 7 originally reported. I guess he needs the white house so he can live in a different home each month of the year.
He said he didn’t know much about economics and thinks the fundamentals of our economy are strong, very much like the statement Hoover made just before the Great Depression.
He claims he’s against lobbyists and special interests, but the majority of his high ranking staff members are made up of lobbyists.
He claimed he was going to run an honorable campaign and then released such insanely negative adds they seemed more like something one would see on Saturday Night Live then actual attack ads. Even Karl Rove said he’d gone to far with the lying. Unbelievable!
He calls Obama an elitist (my husband says this is code for uppity, a derogatory term used for black people in the south who get ahead). I didn’t believe him until Georgian Congressman Westmoreland actually said it. I guess he figured it was already out there so why not? How could a black man raised by a single mother possibly be an elitist? Well, that is answered above, veiled racism.
McCain’s wife wore a combination of clothing and jewelry at the Republican National Convention estimated to be worth $300,000. The price of most people’s one home.
He was against the wall street bail outs and now is for them, probably because his economic advisers advised him that the economy would collapse if the fed didn’t do something.
Here’s a scary bit of insider info on McCain because I live in LA and have access for various reasons to industry types; I heard a story from a staunch Republican who worked on the TV show 24, about McCain’s guest appearance on it. It seems he walked around set addressing the actors by their character’s names and sighted their character’s histories as if they were actually the actors personal stories. I don’t want to get into too much detail, but the staunch Republican man who told me this informed me that after meeting McCain he was convinced he was, “really f***ing crazy.”
The fact that he can not tell the difference between fact from fiction is a very scary thought considering he maybe running the free world in a year from now!
Now for his chart and as unbiased a reading as any human could possibly give:
The first thing I notice is the Moon in Capricorn loosely squaring his rising. Moon in Cap is in its detriment, meaning it doesn’t lend itself well to compassion, kindness or any nurturing qualities. Generally, and especially with the square this makes for a very driven, competitive, self-centered, money and career oriented personality. Making it worse is the opposition to Pluto in the 10th, again reinforcing his over arching ambition, need for public domination and desire for power at all costs.
Venus ruling his chart is in its fall and located in the twelfth of death, secrets, institutions, loss, death, psychic ability, prisons, insane asylums, etc. It’s not suprising he would be captured and spend a long time in isolation during the war in a prison camp. He is also one for secrets not just keeping them but creating them (like having an affair). It also makes sense that his first wife nearly died, spent time in hospital and lost her ability to walk. Their divorce probably saved her life.
He may not know much about economics, but he is very pragmatic and able to generate wealth for himself. His chart shows that much of his good luck comes through his partners and much of his wealth through them as well, thus marrying heiresses.
With Jupiter in its natural place of Sagittarius in the second, he is extremely lucky when it comes to work, money, assets, property, jewlery and all the finer things of life.
His Mercury — ruling his mind, makes only one significant aspect to Uranus, an inconjunction. He has trouble concentrating, is easily distracted and can’t process bigger issues and has little interest in humanitarian causes.
I won’t go into all the astro data, but suffice it to say he is extremely lucky when it comes to generating wealth and is strategic in his relationships with others, that is to say he makes friends with people that can help him and uses those connections when needed. He doesn’t have anything like what a normal person would call friends, more what normal people would call business aquantances that he thinks of as friends because he doesn’t really know any better.
There’s not much in his chart that shows leadership other than his overwhelming desire for power and his Mars in Leo (in the 10th) giving him a sense of entitlement to power. It is also Mars in the 10th that gave him his name and career in the military, traded it for political gain of Pluto which shares his 10th house of career.
On the surface of things he looks like a nice (good-looking) man, fair and honorable due to his Libra rising, but on deeper inspection we see a very power hungry, hawkish and greedy man without much capability for leadership other than as a soldier.
There haven’t been many Virgo presidents. No offense to Virgo’s I really love Virgos, but they don’t make great leaders as it turns out. The only two in our history have been, William Taft and Lyndon Johnson — neither were known for being stellar at their jobs.