Larry, Not Jenny

Larry CraigAs you now know, Larry Craig has had his lifelong closet door blown off by an undercover cop. While some astrologers say they can tell whether or not a person is sexually “different”, say by a natal aspect by Venus or Mars to Uranus, I’m not going there. What I want to know is what happens next to him. Will he survive this round or  will he have the leisure time and the rest of his life, to finally face up to the fact of his sexual orientation?  A look at his birthchart may give some clues.

The first clue is the Venus/Uranus conjunction in Gemini. Venus in Gemini hints at dual loves,  and with Uranus there, love that tends to be unconventional. This does not necessarily mean a person is gay, what it does mean is that there’s an intellectual belief in sexual freedom. Love goes through erratic phrases.

Mars is the place where there is sexual expression. Mars is in passionate, earthy Taurus. But Venus is in multiple partnered Gemini. If I were talking to Craig, I certainly would have seen a tendency for strong, constant stimulation and variety in his love life.

Right Now, Jupiter is trine his Pluto, Uranus trine Saturn, Pluto inconjunct Sun. I know trines are usually considered lucky-and financially, it may be. But good luck sometimes is paradoxical. He’s being given a gift that right now doesn’t feel like one until in retrospect. It’s like being laid off from Enron, and getting that severance check the week before it begins to fold. It’s the last seat on the lifeboat.

Pluto inconjunct Sun-think of the health adjustment he’s having to make right now. His secret life blown open, he’s being forced to face his innermost denial of who and what he is. For decades, he’s tried to placate the Jupiter in Virgo values of order-and failing to do so, being unable to deal with that passionate trine from Taurus and those Gemini planets that make him inconstant in love.

For the first time, I’m trying progressions-but I used simple math. What I noticed is that this year, progressed Mars is conjunct his Sun, making him combative. Mars/Sun aspects make for personal battles, and elevated sex drive. Larry certainly is fighting a lot these days.  Progressed Sun, however, is conjunct Chiron. Chiron, as the “wounded healer” body being set off by the Sun has meant that this year, Larry has had to face his long-standing personal wound. Chiron in Virgo hints at wounds due to notions of purity and order and service. I bet for a long time he has felt impure and a failure because he can’t live up to the standards that his family set for him to be the “good boy” when it comes to sexuality. Now the Sun’s passing over is bringing that out to the open.  September 21, when the transiting Sun sets off that progression, could be a very crucial day when it comes to the events of the past week.

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Author: CarolDuhart2 (Aquariusmoon)

I love cats, Astrology, good looking men, Scrabble, and the occasional book or two..I like good food, especially Indian and Chinese, and have a desire to go to a French restaurant on my bucket list. I want to be a prolific writer and love communicating on my blogs. A very strong liberal Democrat who thinks socialism has a few good ideas we could borrow and adapt to our own needs.

7 thoughts on “Larry, Not Jenny”

  1. I just noticed that Chiron/Jupiter/Neptune stellium. He was born with real issues regarding both financial value and personal values. Virgo is an exacting taskmater with both, and with Neptune combined, he’s not always clear on those values, either.

  2. It’s too bad he felt the need to deny his sexuality by actively being as anti-gay as he could. Because he loathes himself so much he’s made the gay community suffer.

  3. I agree that Craig is very miserable. And to add to the misery is something that happened to him when he was 10. Google “Boys of Boise”. There was a massive roundup of gay people during that time. Needless to say, when young Jerry began feeling his feelings, he felt he could tell nobody-and of course anyone in authority wouldn’t have dared tell him anything. Such raids also result in censorship. I imagine at the time gay-positive books, already rare enough, were probably purged from Boise libraries, and any teacher/coach/person in authority that could have reassured him was either run out of town or silence. When things began to open up in the late sixties, he was already a man of 24-a bit too old to participate in the Summer of Love and Stonewall.

    But I have to wonder why someone with his assets didn’t at least wonder from time to time whether or not it was worth it going through the deception. Didn’t he tire of it all, the sham marriage, the hiding, the fear of discovery? Did he ever wonder if it wouldn’t have been better to just give it all up, leave town and politics, and live honestly with himself?

    But I know the power of fundy thinking quite well. For years I feared so much. It took astrology (paradoxically) to start loosening up some of my old concepts.

  4. I’m sure Craig was quite tortured about his sexuality. On many level. He obviously tried to keep it a secret since his arrest was in an airport bathroom which means he was away from his comfort zone and in a place where men only go once while passing through. For quick sex it was probably the perfect place in his universe. Away from anything familiar or anyone who could recognize him. Maybe he thought that if he actively worked to marginalize the gay community that it would work in his favor with God.

  5. And despite the wider exposure to the world that a US Senator would have living in Washington, he couldn’t at least take advantage of it and learn. He could have ordered books quietly on the side and at least read about homosexuality. And nobody would have said hard things about him. But perhaps he was so scared about the Page thing he never tried.

    I have a side question: is the chart readable? It seems so hard to get a good jpeg of the chart in readable size. I first tried putting on a Word Page, but the Word Page is difficult to edit properly. The program itself does not save in a true graphics format like I need it to.

  6. The chart is pretty small, but still readable. Can you keep the jpeg the same size but make the image of the chart larger so it fills more space?

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