General Michael Thomas Flynn has been in the news a lot lately.  There is no birth data anywhere for him other than place, Barrington Rhode Island and month December and year, 1958 —  so we chose one and rectified from there.  Read ahead for is our very speculative chart for him.  We propose that General Flynn was born December 7, 1958 in Barrington, Rhode Island at 3;46 AM, EST.  This time/date  gives him a bucket temperament type with a Mars Singleton handle in the Seventh House with the practical sign of Taurus ruling.

We feel that this works because with Mars as a Singleton it gives great emphasis to his Martial (i.e. Military) career and his strong desire to rise in prominence within the ranks.  The singleton also gives him a special talent, dealing with military relationships, and the ability to focus in that area of his life with strong concentration.  Often this shows up with someone who is so intent on the big picture that they are felled by an acorn, tripping themselves up by looking ahead and forgetting to watch their step.

He does have a Rim opposition (Uranus v. ) but it requires Chiron (the asteroid of Personal Respect) instead of as Dr. Jones would like one of the major planets.  This opposition, it suggests that General Flynn is a stable person, does not fly off the handle and treats people fairly; in short, he has a logical and equitable disposition.

This setup of Uranus v. Chiron, also works into Fixed T-Cross with Mars v. Jupiter is atypical and suggests that as soon as the General solves one crisis (problem) he works on solving the next and gives him great potential for accomplishment.  Unfortunately, as we previously noted, it also gives him a tendency to scatter his resources, be secretive (the Ascendant of 6.07 points to a person who prizes highly his privacy) and in the process undermine his success.

If only that was not so……….maybe you have a better idea?  Let us know.

Flynn’s fall occurred because of the discrepancy he reported to the Oval Office and what was recorded and illegally leaked.  The Washington Times thinks inside rivals may be integral to the general’s quick fall.

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Today Puzder said in a statement, “After careful consideration and discussions with my family, I am withdrawing my nomination for Secretary of Labor. I am honored to have been considered by President Donald Trump to lead the Department of Labor and put America’s workers and businesses back on a path to sustainable prosperity. I want thank President Trump for his nomination. … While I won’t be serving in the administration, I fully support the President and his highly qualified team.”

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Mr. Puzder is the CEO for CKE Restaurants that licenses franchisees. On the West Coast this is mainly Carl, jr.  On the East, they are known as Hardees.  Mr. Puzder was nominated by President Trump for Labour Secretary but his comments that the minimum wage should be state and not federal based caused a lot of trouble with the media and Congress.

Alexander Acosta, who was named Thursday, has already passed muster with senators three times, winning confirmation under President George W. Bush for a position on the National Labor Relations Board, as assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida. He has been dean at Florida International University’s law school since 2009.  AFL-CIO leader, Richard Trumka has endorsed him.

You can download the Puzder chart here.

                               The Meat and Potatoes

We rectified Mr. Puzder’s chart for an 18+ Cancer Ascendant based on his biography which has the Hyperion Symbol of “Guitars and Mandolins” rather ironic as Puzder started his career in guitar sales for his alma mater, Ohio State.  McClung writes about this symbol that it suggests duality which is fitting as he does have a law degree but is known more for his Hardee fast-foods than anything doing with legal affairs.

His temperament type is a Bucket.  The turquoise line shows the East-West hemisphere break, with a lone singleton, Jupiter in the ninth house of long journeys & public writings; he has written extensively on labour issues for the WSJ, Forbes and the National Review.  His career previous to becoming CEO of CKE Restaurants took him from his native Cleveland to  St. Louis Missouri, and now with its advent,  he now goes routinely to all fifty states viewing CKE operations from his home in Tennessee.

Opposite that Bucket handle is Saturn at 15.13 Virgo, creating his Line of Personality, see the rose oval.  This suggests he puts his strong personal & religious views in the forefront, whether it was as a Pro-Life lawyer in Missouri sponsoring an abortion law prohibiting the use of state money for abortions or commenting on how federal litmus test for a minimum wage was actually discriminatory because of the various differing standards of living.

That opposition has an outlet forming a T-Square at his Venus, see the light pink oval, at Gemini 16.3 conjunct his Moon both in his eleventh house showing his deep personal commitment to his community, employees, and franchisees.

While Mr. Puzder will not be US Labor Secretary, based on his chart and past performance, we are sure he will continue writing, discussing and vetting public policy.

Judge Gorsuch’s chart was put up on the site rectified.  You can download it here.judge-gorsuch

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Who is he?

Judge Gorsuch is a rara avis — he is a Westerner appointed to the Supreme Court and an Episcopalian.  All the judges nominated in the past thirty years, indeed since Justice Stephen Breyer, who hails from have been from the East Coast and either Roman Catholic or Jewish. He originally clerked for the first Coloradan Justice,.Byron Raymond White.

That said, the Judge has Eastern based chart, the majority of his planets are in the Eastern portion of his chart.  This tells that us that he relies upon his own resources and abilities and not opportunities. With so many planets in the Northern Hemisphere, this makes him an introverted thinker, unlike the extroverted Anton Scalia he is replacing. [We will be uploading Scalia’s chart for comparison shortly.]

His mother, Anne Gorsuch, was the EPA chief under Pres. Ronald Reagan. She had a rather controversial outing and was soon replaced by William Ruckelshaus.  Her son, Neil, despite all the leftist outrage does have some liberals praising him; others want a total boycott of his nomination.  Chances are with a  blemishless record, his nomination will pass.

 The Judge’s Temperament

Judge Gorsuch is a bucket with a Saturn handle at 12 degrees Aries, handle.  As it is located in his eighth house, he is concerned with his judicial legacy, & probably why his personal life is beyond reproach: he believes what he practices..  It is also conjunct the asteroid Chiron, telling us that he thinks that the law to be therapeutic, and cathartic and not punitive:  that someone by going through the legal system one is ultimately purged of their mortal sins and cleansed.  This is probably a good philosophy for a Judge and in line with its historic value not only in the US Supreme, John Marshall, but biblically (Book of Judges:  Deborah, Gideon and Samson) as well.

Comparatively, Scalia is a Splash temperament type with his Part of Fortune and Jupiter in the eighth house, suggesting that the late judge had a rather social collective attitude towards the justice system.  That is in tune with Judge Gorsuch’s historical view but  we are not sure  at this  point how unique that is at this juncture; we just have not done enough of the Justices to know.

 Line of Culture

The Judge only has the Line of Culture in chart, that is the aspect between Pluto 23 Scorpio and Uranus 24 Virgo.  It is conjunct, almost exactly.  Pluto, found in his second house of resources, tells us that he is a man who has the utmost probity in his life, symbolized by  “A jewelry shop”assuring us he has an array of talents that he directs towards his larger vision.judge and wife.jpg

The Honorable Judge and Mrs. Gorsuch

Uranus the other pair in this cusp is part of the earth stellium in Virgo.  It has the symbol of “Mary and her little lamb” suggesting the Biblical proverb of “having a child’s eyes to enter the Kingdom of God,” 1

We wish him and his family, all the best.

Footnote:

  1.  That verse comes from Luke 18 v. 16-17

But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.  17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.

 

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Mrs and Mrs Tillerson and daughter Jill

Forbes Magazine rates Rex Tillerson as the 24th most important person in business for 2016.President-elect Donald Trump must have agreed, as he tapped Mr. Tillerson over his staunch friend ex-Mayor of New York City,  Rudolph Giuliani, for the Secretary of State post.   Trump later made him Cybersecurity chief.

Download the rex-tillerson chart

Information on Mr. Tillerson is slight.  He started his career at ExxonMobil in 1975 after graduating from University of Texas at Austin with a B.S.Civil Engineering degree and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

       TILLERSON AT EXXONMOBIL

Mr. Tillerson became CEO of his only employer in 2006. He is friends with Bush family, also Texas-based, and many oil men and close ties to the most influential person on FORBES’ list, Vladimir Putin,  ruler of Russia and former KGB operative, whom Tillerson knew in the 1990s when he led Exxon’s interests in Russia.  

Since being made CEO, Exxon has recovered from a steep drop in its stock price showing his shrewd business savvy but he reaches Exxon’s mandatory retirement age of 65 in March 2017, and so retires today,  December 31, 2016.  Darren W. Woods,age 51 is Tillerson’s successor at Exxon whether or not he receives Congressional approval for his  Secretary of State nominations.

Tillerson considers himself a devout Christian.  He has supported the US Boy Scouts all of his life, becoming an Eagle Scout in 1962 when he was ten years old.  He is also a Distinguished Eagle Scout, Silver Buffalo Award recipient and past national president of the Boy Scouts of America and told  National Convention of Eagle Scouts that they are special because they have personal integrity.

“People trust you. They count on you,” he said to the 5,000 Eagle Scouts gathered. “Your personal integrity, once established and earned, people don’t have to think about it. They know. They know you. They know you’ll do the right thing every time.”

Mr. Tillerson has been married twice and has four children.  The first time to his college sweetheart that ended in divorce, and the second time to Renda St. Clair, that has been far more successful.

 

                                              Astrological Overview

Horoscopes are many ways depending upon the astrological method, but Marc Edmund Jones emphasized that the basic qualities of the chart  could do the bulk of the work, and  they are  the four quadratures,  the three triplicities  and four hemispheres.  Quadratures are the astrological traits  of the signs, liked  fixed, cardinal or mutable, each sign has one and only one of these natures.  Then there are the triplicities, that are again singular, as signs belong to one of the four elements,.  Last are the hemispheres and quadrants that are the physical divisions of the circle  — a hemisphere being the halves that the map is broken into and quadrants those halfs halved again.  In these cases we look at the dominant and empty portions for direction.

Mr. Tillerson has no earth in his chart which is rather odd for a man whose undergraduate degree in civil engineering  —  building large public or commercial works. Instead the elements of fire and water dominant it  (he has four planets in each), but they are polar opposites that clash and take each other out, giving the Air & lack of Earth in his chart prominence. This is best seen with the Saturn and Neptune conjunction in his seventh housean image of dutiful fidelity, but in Air (Libra is intercepted in this chart) and so becomes a reaction against being fenced in by marital requirements.

Perhaps that is why the first marriage to his school sweetheart Jamie Henry resulted in dissolution, while his second nuptials to Renda St. Clair in 1984 has been more rewarding. In the twelfth house,  controlled by the Diana and Aphrodite, {the Moon and Venus}  one can speculate this is a horoscope of  a man wedded to his job.

                                Locomotive Temperament Type

Mr. Tillerson is a mutable locomotive temperament type because his Grand Trine s found in mutable signs.  Locomotives,  like motorcycles, do not back up, but instead go forward and circle to turn around:  momentum is their keyword.  Here we see Tillerson instead of retiring out to the golf course, picking up another other career as US State Department head, using his personal relationships he made at ExxonMobil.

His high focus planet is Mars in the 8th House of legacies, which tells that Tillerson is a man inspired by leaving behind an enduring legacy built, like President-elect Trump,  with his own particular imprint.  [Mars is in the nineteenth degree of Scorpio, that is his eighth house.  Traditionally,  Mars rules Scorpio and is thus dignified here giving Tillerson some impetus to assert his own agenda tied with being a locomotive we are assuming that agenda is fine with the White House.]

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This chart is from Solar Fire.

The Sabian Symbol for his Mars illustrates this point as “A parrot listening and then talking.”  MEJ writes that such a degree when activated favorably the native rejects aspects of himself that he finds useless and creates others in their stead, that are useful to his overall purpose.  For Tillerson, that purpose is found in his Part of Fortune, a mathematically derived point that emphasizes life’s purpose  at 29 Aries, A Celestial Choir Signing, or the desire to use all of his abilities to their fullest.

Reading his Forbes biography,  Tillerson’s career at ExxonMobil   went from oil fields of Texas and Oklahoma to the deserts of Saudi Arabia  and then to the tundra and Byzantine cities of Russia.  It would seem that at least geographically, he stretched himself to his utmost.

                                     A Dynamic T-Cross

Tillerson’s s focal planet is Mars and opposite both his  Mercury and Jupiter in the first house creating a T-Cross, that planetary pattern that accents the stresses that one has to bear.  Not all temperament types have T-Crosses, but locomotives usually do.

For Tillerson, the Mars-Mercury/Jupiter cross ends with a release of Uranus in his fourth house [in his chart under Gemini]  suggesting that his method of dealing with the strains of creating his personal legacy is by forgoing a conventional home life.   Instead, for Tillerson home is the proverbial where his hat lays, and with a Sagittarius midheaven, that could just be about anywhere.    Uranus is at 10 Gemini, the symbol of an Airplane Falling, which MEJ writes is man’s independence from the same nourishment that most other men have accepted as a limitation.

Mr. Tillerson’s self-ordering aspects are :

  1.    the Line of Vitality semisextile.  This line is how a person exerts his personality over his environment.  For Tillerson, being semisextile, means he uses his network and those people he already trusts.  He is not a risk taker.
  2.   the Line of Efficiency trine.  This line is how a person exerts his personality towards goals.  For Tillerson, being trine, he will take the most efficacious method available — he will go with the flow.
  3. the Line of Motivation is in opposition.  This line is how a person exerts his personality individualistically  For Tillerson being in opposition, shows he gives a dramatic flair to what he does; he is not humble, meek nor mild.
  4. the Line of Culture (also called the Line of Social Significance)  is square.  This line is how a person exerts himself over his fellows.  For Tillerson being square, he is very ambitious.

                                                 The Boy Scouts Yod

Yods like T-Crosses do not appear in every chart, but Rex Tillerson has one which we think is crucial to understanding him.  Yods show skills that the native need to perfect and used in a constructive but selfless way.   The skills the sextiles aspects in the chart, while challenge is demonstrated by the quincunx.  The apex planet , or head, shows the native’s personal mission. In Tillerson’s layout, the sextile is from Venus in the twelfth to the midheaven; with the quincunx at Pluto or 20 Leo in his Fifth House  which rules children and creativity.  Leo rules this house showing  the importance of leadership in its sphere, while Pluto the need to openly present oneself for examination  all of which is symbolized  by Tillerson’s ongoing commitment to the Boy Scouts.

 

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Will Congress approve him?  Yes, we think so.  Will he be a good Secretary of State, if we define good as effective, honest and diligent, all aspects point to yes but remember locomotives have their view of things (see above the caveat on Mars in Scorpio and agendae) so there may be a some amount of dissonance within the Administration.

Update:  The Senate on Wednesday, February 1, 2017  confirmed former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, sending him to the State Department.  Career officials mount a formal protest against Mr. Trump’s immigration initiative stating that he U.S. faces a complex set of foreign-policy challenges for which his team is unprepared.