Power of Names II

Before I begin, happy Equinox! On Sep 22nd, we officially started the introversive and feminine part of the year. We are asked to mimic nature, shed off what we do not need and let go of our masks. This will help us become more intimate with ourselves and others. It is a wonderful time for insights, meditations, self discovery and study. Mercury is going retrograde from September 25th to October 15th. You know the drill, watch what you sign, don’t make major purchases and be careful what you say, write or communicate.

In this SpiriTalk, I would like to continue the subject of the Power of Names by analyzing the names of the Presidential candidates. I will start with the Republican nominees Sarah Palin and John McCain and next SpiriTalk work with the Democratic elected Joe Biden and Barack Obama.

According to Kabbalistic lore, Sarai, the wife of Abraham, was 90 years old when an angel of God announced that she will soon be pregnant. She could not phantom what kind of magic or miracle would make her aching body conceive let alone deliver a healthy child. But her wizard of a husband, which according to tradition authored the Book of Creation, decided to give God a help by inserting the letter H, the letter associated with Aries and therefore, the seed of life, into both their names. Abram became Abraham and Sarai became Sarah. Sarah conceived instantly and gave birth to Isaac who was famous not so much for his own merits but for being the son of Abraham and the father of Jacob. Sarah, in Hebrew means mistress or ruler. This little fable which happened about 4000 years ago has some current reverberation in the political sphere. When I heard that Sarah Palin was nominated as the running mate of John MaCain, my first question was “Does she spell her name with an H?” When I heard that she does have an H in her name, I told my Democrat friend – you guys are in trouble. Indeed, the polls confirmed my H suspicion. Spelled this way, Sarah can easily become the ministers or ruler, hence president of the free world. The H gives her the seed of power. Astrologically speaking, her Sun sign is Aquarius, the sign that can uplift the crowds. In the Tarot, Aquarius is ruled by the Lady of the Stars. In Sarah’s case, the Lady of the Aurora. The interesting thing about Sarah Palin’s chart is that in the moment of her selection to be the running mate of John McCain, her Saturn was precisely conjunct Pluto. This is a very powerful aspect that occurs once every 29-30 years. This is usually considered an earth shuttering aspect that jolts people’s life. It also reveals secrets (the story of the hacking into her yahoo account is one but there should be more revelations soon). One other astrological aspect, bears grim news to the Democrats. Next year, starting from January, Jupiter will visit the sign Aquarius for a whole year. This means that Aquarians are going to receive the best energies in twelve years. For example, 12 years ago, in 1996, Sarah Palin was elected Mayor of Wasilla, AS. This election, her supporters assert, gave her the experience she needs to be the leader of the Solar System in case John McCain does not complete his term…

John McCain’s name is easier to analyze since his first and last name are the same. John comes from the Biblical name Yohanan, which means, God is gracious. His last name McCain is a variant of McKean, or Son of Ian. Ian is the Scottish version of John. John was the longest living apostle, which leads us to believe that John McCain is here to stay and the worries about his age, at least according to his name, should not be taken too seriously. However, John McCain is a Virgo and since September 2007, Saturn, the Lord of Karma, is in that sign. It is not easy to be a Virgo now. The sign of auditing is being audited…

Saturn travels through Virgo every 30 years. Last time this happened McCain was promoted to Capitan (1977), got divorced (1980) and resigned from the Navy (1981). Saturn was sitting hard on his chart back then and is doing it again until the Fall of 2009. This is not an easy aspect and can cause delays, frustrations and difficulties in his campaign. According to most astrology data banks, he shares the same rising sign as Bill Clinton, which is Libra. That puts Virgo, the sign Saturn is sailing through right now, on the cusp of his 12th house. This is the house of letting go, surrender, hospitals, and suffering. His Saturn moves into that house in October/November 2008. He will have to face some major disappointment around that time. More troubling for his campaign is the Saturn Neptune conjunction, a time of confusion, failing immune system, bursting bubbles of illusions, and deception coming from a friend or a group that surrounds him…

In a Few days, I will continue this analysis for the Democratic candidates…

Have a great autumn, and remember, the message of the next three months is letting go of the past and accepting a certain death that will lead to a new life in the spring…

Happy Libra!