As 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.