Arianna Huffington’s Star Power

Michael WolfStar at StarIQ joins the party by analyzing the political astrology coverage at Huffington Post. HuffPo is the online news aggregator run by liberal political pundit Arianna Huffington, a Cancer who has enthusiastically embraced her adopted country. Don’t miss his great post.

Astrology Mundo had a post on this last month, after my faithful tipster Gastriques first alerted me to the celestial election coverage on Aug. 7.

WolfStar and I don’t agree on the exact date that HuffPollstrology first appeared (I say Jan. 24; he says Jan. 27), but what else is new? He’s probably right, though you know how the Web is: One person makes a mistake and then everybody else picks it up.

What would I do without Gastriques? I pray I don’t lose her to another astrology blog. It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, you know, and no one is better than finding man-bites-dog stories than Gastriques.

The Huffington Post and Horoscopes

I went to see the underrated Kevin Costner film Swing Vote this weekend, which I think is a much better film for kids than Dark Knight, the latest Batman flick. In addition to great performances by Costner and newcomer Madeline Carroll, Swing Vote features a lot of political talking heads like Chris Matthews, Bill Maher, and Arianna Huffington playing themselves.

When I saw Huffington, it reminded me that I wanted to do her chart and figure out why she is featuring political horoscopes on her online news aggregator, The Huffington Post.

As usual, someone has beat me to the punch on Huffington’s chart. Learning Curve on the Ecliptic did it back in April. I think this analysis is a little tough on Huffington, but I learned a lot about her.

I’ve always wondered how and why someone from Greece became such a leading figure in U.S. political circles. Not that immigrants aren’t entitled to be political players in our melting pot democracy, but I was surprised that Huffington gravitated to politics, as opposed to film, fashion, advertising, and other areas where her Venus in Gemini could be quite influential.

Given’s Huffington’s academic success in Great Britain, where she attended Cambridge, she might have chosen to exercise her considerable talents in London rather than the U.S.

Of course, America is a bigger playing field, but there’s more. The U.S. is a Cancer nation, and Huffington has a slew of planets in Cancer trining a Scorpio Ascendant, which longs to be powerful. The Internet publisher and former political candidate has emerged as a power broker in American politics. Think of her as a modern-day Betsy Ross, but with an accent and doing her handiwork on the Web. Like many immigrants, Huffington is a fierce patriot.

I think Huffington’s success with the Internet and her openness to astrology on her Web site can be traced to her Uranus, which squares the North Node in Libra. Uranus/Node connections are about making innovative, electrical connections with the public.

Having said that, I wanted to link to today’s HuffPo political horoscopes.

It turns out that even though HuffPo’s horoscopes got a lot of buzz last week, thanks to myself and dozens of other astrology bloggers, they first appeared on Jan. 24. Mmm, that was the day that Pluto was moving from Sagittarius into Capricorn for the first time since the American Revolutionary War. George Washington must have been rolling in his grave.