Have you ever thrown a stick of lit dynamite? That’s what I feel that I’m doing with this post. But since we’ve been on the subject of birth certificates for the Presidential candidates, Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama, I feel obliged to address why one hasn’t turned up for Trig Paxson Van Palin, the son of GOP Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin.
According to newspaper reports, Trig, who has Down syndrome, was born Apr. 18, 2008 at 6:30 a.m. at Mat-Su Regional Hospital in Palmer, Alaska, one month early. However, columnist Andrew Sullivan says the hospital won’t release the details of Trig’s birth even though two other births are displayed in a public registry for that day.
The idea that Trig is the grandson of Palin and the son of her 17-year-old daughter Bristol Palin, who is currently pregnant, has been dismissed as a liberal smear job. Still, if you want to trawl the Net, there are plenty of You Tube videos and Web sites dedicated to the topic. Sullivan has done a comprehensive job of piecing together the story of Trig’s birth. Some blogs these contain comments asking people to refrain from investigating Trig’s birth, lest Bristol Palin be pushed to the breaking point.
As I note in my “About” section, I’m quite sensitive to the issue of teen mental health since my best friend in high school killed herself at 16.
As an astrologer, I decided to run Trig’s chart with the idea of looking for clues about his life and heritage. Because of where he was born, you get a strange-looking chart that has nearly three signs occupying both the sixth and twelfth houses, regardless of what house system you use, be it Placidus, Regiomantus, etc.
Normally a house might span parts of two signs at the most.
Looking at the chart, we can see that Trig has an out-of-sign conjunction between Sun in late Aries and Mercury in Taurus rising. Other prominent features of the chart: a very tight grand earth trine involving Mercury, Pluto, and Saturn, and T-square that involves Jupiter in Capricorn, Mars in Cancer, and either the Sun in Aries or Venus in Aries, or both, depending on what orbs you use.
What do you astrologers out there think this chart says about Trig’s life and heritage? I’m looking solely for astrological interpretations here. Other comments will not be approved. Yes, it’s tough love day at Astrology Mundo. We’re staying on message.
Let’s approach this chart from an analytical standpoint and leave politics at the door. Thanks in advance for your interpretations.