Is Sarah Palin in It for the Long Haul?

I’ve been doing a little more work on Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s chart today, especially in light of the revelation that her 17-year-old daughter Bristol Palin is pregnant. People like Rush Limbaugh have been speculating about a baby in the White House next year, but I don’t think this is what they had in mind.

Given the downbeat start to the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis because of Hurricane Gustav, I’m going to run something up the flagpole: I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Alaska governor gracefully withdraw as McCain’s running mate because of family obligations.

In addition to having to spin the media coverage about her pregnant daughter, Palin is also being dogged by the “Troopergate” allegations, part of another family soap opera.

The New Moon that heralded her candidacy took place on her natal Uranus. Transiting Saturn is nearby, so she got the call from Old Man McCain and she said yes. But with Uranus in the picture, she could also back out.

Neptune is on her Sun, so she’s confused. She might not know if she really wants to do this.

Palin’s got a Sun/Mars/Saturn conjunction in Aquarius so she works hard and she can meet any challenge that comes her way. She also has Jupiter conjuncting her Aquarius stellium next year, which will increase her visibility in the world.

But if Palin does change her mind, it’s a win/win situation for everybody. Palin’s become a household word overnight and McCain and his supporters get to pat themselves on the back for nominating a woman. Good job, guys!

Here’s Palin’s natal chart, birth time set for 4:40 p.m., a time that is circulating among astrologers, and transits and progressions set for Aug. 29.

I’m not making any predictions here. I’m just saying Uranus sometimes leads to sudden flipflops, that’s all.

Pamela and Monica Ponder the Vice-Presidency

I called in to Pamela Cucinell’s BlogTalkRadio show last night to talk about potential vice-presidential candidates. You may recall that Pamela has her own blog, AstroChatter.

Here’s my theory in a nutshell: With Saturn opposing Uranus moving to an exact aspect on Election Day, each ticket will have a Saturnian (conservative, safe) and Uranian (surprising, groundbreaking) element. So look for trailblazer Barack Obama (even if his politics aren’t radical enough for some folks, he’s a pioneer by virtue of his race) to pick someone “safe” such as Delaware Senator Joseph Biden.

Nancy over at Nancy’s Blog thinks Biden would rather be Secretary of State than hold the No. 2 job. Here’s her analysis of the “veepstakes.”

On the other side of the aisle, I expect Old Man John McCain, who could serve as the poster boy for Saturn, to get jiggy with it and pick a woman — someone like Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine or Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

Another female veep possibility, though a long shot because of her lack of political experience, is former Hewlett-Packard Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina, who has played a key role in the McCain campaign. Even if Fiorina doesn’t end up on the McCain ticket as veepee, she could garner a cabinet job for her efforts.

The blogosphere is buzzing with speculation that Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman, a former Democrat who is now an independent, could end up as McCain’s vice-presidential candidate now that he has agreed to speak at the Republican National Convention.

That would be one for the record books — running as a Democrat with Al Gore and then as a Republican with McCain. Some people will do anything to live in the Admiral’s House!

McCain adding Lieberman on his ticket would fit the Uranian part of the Saturn/Uranus equation. If you can bear with some technical difficulties, click here to hear Pamela and me speculate on the vice-presidential derby.