Elián González Lives!

Cuba’s Elián González already had his 15 minutes of fame, but he’s back in the news today.

You may recall that Elián was rescued off the coast of Florida in late November, 1999, went to live with relatives in Miami, and then was “rescued” by U.S. immigration officials and ultimately returned to his homeland in mid-2000 at the age of 6 after a lengthy legal battle.

Today, Elián is back in the news because he’s joined Cuba’s Young Communist Union. Here’s the link to the story: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080616/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/cuba_elian_gonzalez

Elián was born Dec. 6, 1993, in Cardenas, Cuba. The time of birth is unknown.
Here’s the link to the AstroDataBank chart, and comments from the period when he was front-page news:


Elián has a stellium, or group of planets, in Sagittarius. Right now, the Moon in Gemini is opposing his natal Sun, while transiting Jupiter in Capricorn is on his natal Uranus, which is conjunct Neptune. According to Reinhold Ebertin’s The Combination of Stellar Influences, Uranus/Neptune equals Jupiter means “a strange luck or good fortune, the acceptance of presents without thinking about it.”

Although he was one of 18,000 young people inducted into the Young Communist Union this weekend, Elián was chosen to deliver a speech on June 14 in honor of the 80th anniversary of the birth of Ernesto “Che” Guevara, the Argentinian who was a hero of the Cuban revolution.

I’m going to write more about Elián and his role as an ambassador/pawn in the U.S./Cuba political game. It will be interesting to see how his life turns out. If you have any thoughts about aspects between Elián’s chart and those of Fidel Castro, Guevara, and the Cuban revolution, I’d love to hear them.

Meanwhile, the comments on his AstroDataBank chart make for fascinating reading about an individual who seems destined to live life on the world stage. Perhaps this is the result of a North Node/Venus conjunction in Sagittarius.

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