Congressman Anthony Weiner has gotten himself into a real pickle this past month by sending explicit photos to women he met on social media sites. Too bad he hadn’t consulted a good astrologer at the beginning of the year. He would have been warned that May and June of 2011 are stressful months in which he could be subject to public scandal if he were not careful with his behavior.
I do not have a birth time for the congressman, but his birth date is listed as September 4, 1964 in NYC. With no time available, I prefer to use a generic sunrise chart with the Sun exactly on the Ascendant. The Sun is sandwiched between two powerful outer planets, Uranus and Pluto, indicating a tendency to be quite willful and almost compulsively driven by his sexual urges. Uranus and Pluto lie in Virgo, so they are ruled by Mercury.
His Sun in Virgo is also ruled by Mercury, which governs the Midheaven of this chart – his public standing. The Sun rules Leo, which is on the cusp of the 12th House of scandal and self-undoing. Mercury ruling his Sun and Midheaven (career) occupies the unfortunate 12th House along with two other planets. The sunrise natal chart warns of the possibility of public scandal due to his personal foibles at some time in his life; this is part of his “natal promise” which he can choose not to fulfill if he so wishes.
So what’s happening in May and June of 2011? Transiting Neptune is crossing over his natal Saturn, not once but twice. Neptune in his natal sunrise chart rules his Pisces 7th House of partners, open enemies, and dealings with the public. Neptune is also connected with scandal and happens to rules his sunrise 3rd house of newspapers and the media.
Saturn is the planet of lessons to be learned and paying the piper. Saturn also represents the results of hard work and the structure of his life, and Neptune is the great solvent that dissolves whatever it contacts. Transiting Neptune (dissolution) conjoins natal Saturn (the structure he was worked so hard to build) on May 19 and June 17, 2011. This happens again (for the last time) on Feb 26, 2012, so he is not out of the woods for a long time. Here is a quote from the Solar Fire interpretation of this transit:
“You feel at sea during this transit. Areas of life that have felt safe and secure are clouded by confusion. … If you struggle too hard, you will simply make matters worse. … With the wisdom of hindsight you will actually see that areas of your life had actually fallen into a rut….”
I wish I had the actual birth time of the congressman and that he had come for a consultation in January. This public scandal could have been avoided with some good astrological advice.
As mentioned, he needs to be aware that the events of May and June of 2011 will again rear their head prominently toward the end of February of 2012. Forewarned is forearmed. Right now Mr. Weiner will need all the support he can get.