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FEBRUARY 2006   

Cheney in 2006

by Maya del Mar

This Administration continues to edge closer and closer to another war. A new level of preparation appears to be occurring this month. It seems relevant to repeat the Bush-Cheney composite chart, so geared towards war, which I wrote about in February 2002. —Maya

When He Was a Congressman, Dick Cheney Used to Joke that He Never Met a Weapons System He Didn't Like

Vice President Cheney was out in front of Colin Powell in pushing for the Gulf War. His daughter, Liz, says that a formative experience for him was taking a course at Yale from Prof. Bradford Westerfield, whose major concern was a Communist takeover of the United States.

Cheney was born when Juno was rising. Juno is often associated with victimization and terrorism, and Cheney may subconsciously feel terror in him, or coming at him, constantly. (Juno was in the powerful overhead position at the 9-11 attack, and rising at the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center.)

When Cheney was Secretary of Defense, a leaked document called Defense Planning Guidance said, "Our first objective is to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival." This idea should apply even to friendly nations. "We should discourage them from challenging our leadership." The pair who oversaw this draft, Paul Wolfowitz and Lewis Libby, are now top aides to Rumsfeld and Cheney (ed. note: Wolfowitz is now president of the World Bank; Libby has been indicted on obstruction of justice charges and has resigned his former position). Cheney is more willing to use American military force, rather than diplomacy, as the U.S. modus operandi in dealing with the rest of the world. (It’s interesting that Cheney himself enrolled in junior college to escape the draft.)

The emphasis on earth relates to militarism, which is tangible. Bombing someone is very clear-cut—bodies, destruction, etc.—in contrast to talky diplomacy, which may or may not accomplish its aims, and even then in a roundabout way.

Cheney’s fighting planet, Mars, is in Sagittarius, a sign prone to risk-taking and adventurism. Sagittarius, ruled by expansive Jupiter, tends to exaggerate whatever planet takes on that sign. With Mars, Sag exaggerates the warrior mode.

The Bush-Cheney Composite Chart Is Dynamite

To add fuel to the fire, the Bush-Cheney composite chart has Sun in Aries, the warrior sign. Composite Sun shows the center, the vitality, the purpose of a relationship.

To get further clues about how Sun operates, we look to its aspects. The Bush-Cheney Sun is in almost exact opposition to Mars, the Warrior. Close Mars aspects demand physical challenge and action. Both Mars and Sun, in turn, have a nearly exact square to Jupiter, King of the Gods.

Jupiter plays many roles as ruler. He is expansive, righteous, optimistic, full of himself, and lucky. Jupiter rules the U.S. natal chart, and thus is especially significant for the nation.

This is a Sun-Jupiter-Mars T-square, a very stressful configuration which needs constant action as outlet for the stress. We can look at the order of the planets as indicating motivation and sequence. First comes Sun, ego, then Jupiter, king, then Mars, war. Then the whole sequence begins again, for T-squares never rest.

Knowing this, it makes sense that Bush-Cheney continually announce that they are looking for other wars. We can see by the planetary sequence that those nations (or individuals) who question the authority of the U.S. are targets for this state of continual warfare. It will not stop "when x y and z." It will never stop as long as the Bush-Cheney combo rules the nation. It cannot stop. It’s a like a runaway horse.

The United States Is a Natural Receptacle for this Steamroller Energy

A T-square never rests. It is constantly on a search for a suitable outlet, a fourth energy which will complete the square.

This aggressive T-square finds its outlet for expression on the U.S. Pluto in Capricorn, which shows the nation’s enormous economic and governmental power. Pluto provides a channel for the volcanic stress which is constantly building with the Bush-Cheney T-square. These four planets make a very close cardinal grand square, which is like a constant pressure cooker. It’s no wonder that this team has so quickly been able to steamroller the destruction of so much that many of us hold dear.

Like Bonnie and Clyde, as a pair Bush and Cheney have no choice but to follow the energy. Together they hold the reins to the nation’s power. But Pluto is not a docile horse. The idea of managing it is false illusion, one of the many Neptunian glamours. Pluto is a law unto itself. It is in charge of that great power of life, evolution. It will have its way.

All three of these principals—Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld—have strong Neptunian energy. Neptune is psychic and visionary, but at the same time it brings us illusions and delusions. Things are not what they seem. Neptune casts a glamorous veil wherever it appears. Neptune is also connected with oil.

It is very important for all of us now to open to channeling Neptunian energy for positive and uplifting purposes. Tools such as Crystal’s Meditations become crucial.