Starfire by Mary O'Gara, Ph.D., D.D.

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“It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.”
—Ernest Hemingway

Mary O'Gara

Mary O’Gara is a financial astrologer and certified life/creativity coach who work with writers, artists and small business owners. Location and relocation questions are an important part of her work with small businesses. She lives in Albuquerque, NM, and consults internationally by phone and teleconference.




Starfire - July 2016
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July 2016 - Will the Real Hillary Clinton Please Show Up?
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Will the Real Hillary Clinton Please Show Up?

It’s a very good year to be Hillary Clinton–if, of course, the astrology chart I’m using for her is the correct chart. That’s a huge IF. You’ll find her chart, and notes about why some astrologers use other times for Hillary, if you search for her in the AstroDatabase.
The late Lois Rodden created the AstroDatabase and established a scoring system for the credibility of the charts in her files. Hillary’s chart is rated DD, the lowest rating for any chart in the system.

The chart most widely used for Hillary is set for a birth time of 8:02 a.m. Hillary has been quoted as saying she was born a few minutes before or after 8 a.m. Her mother said Hillary arrived in time for breakfast. But other astrologers have compelling reasons to think she might have been born at 8 p.m. or even in the early hours of the morning (around 2 a.m.)

The highest credibility rating requires a birth certificate in hand, and Hillary hasn’t provided one. She is a Scorpio and would enjoy any privacy she was able to secure. If the 8:02 a.m. chart is correct, she’s lived most of the moments of her private life right out in public. (Eight of her 10 planets are above the horizon, visible in the world, and it seems to me that Hillary has indeed lived her private life in the public eye.)

But even the good news of Jupiter in her 10th house of vocational prestige and fame raises questions. It’s easy to say Jupiter in the 10th fits with her being the first woman to be the presidential nominee for a major political party. It wouldn’t be difficult to make a case that this is the height of her public career whether or not she wins the election in the fall. And Jupiter in the 10th could certainly tip the voting scale in her direction.

Jupiter was, however, in her 10th house in 2004, a year that wasn’t especially noteworthy. She was already in the Senate, and Jupiter may have played a large (but not particularly visible) chart her in success in the Senate. Her book was published in 2003, and 2004 may have been a year when she reaped the financial rewards and status the book provided.

Usually astrologers check major life events against the angles of a chart when we’re verifying or rectifying a chart. She and Bill Clinton have entwined their careers–and their moves and family changes–so completely it would be easy to find confirmation for either the 8:02 a.m. or the 8 p.m. chart. My own preference for the a.m. chart is based on how little privacy she had had; at 8 p.m. eight of her 10 planets would be below the horizon and secretive. Scorpio or not, Hillary is a woman whose private stresses and emotions have been the subject of public debate.

On July 14th, Mars will be conjunct Hillary’s north node. A planet conjunct the North Node usually brings a crisis to a boil, and Mars is the planet of anger and both physical and emotional penetration. The Mars-North Node aspect is the only serious cloud on her political future, and it may not be serious. Mars is the planet that rules her Scorpio Sun, and Hillary has learned to control her emotions through crises that were more devastating than this one appears to be.

The election is national, but the electors meet in Washington, D.C., and Washington, D.C. is a powerful location for Hillary. As I noted in an earlier column, Hillary’s chart for Washington was stronger than Bill’s.

Only a foolish astrologer would predict an election based on an unreliable chart. But if this is the real chart for Hillary, it’s going to be a very good public year for her. Whether that good year brings only the nomination or the presidency itself, we’ll have to see in November.

And when we know those results, perhaps astrologers will be able to settle once and for all on the real chart for Hillary Clinton.

Mary O’Gara, Ph.D., D.D.