by Arielle Guttman
© 2011 August

It is remarkable the current number of extremely powerful political women who share the distinction of being Venus Virgo Evening Star Points (see note below for definition). Considering that only one-fifth of the population could be born with the Virgo Venus Star Point (VSP), and only half of that (ten percent of the total population) could be the Virgo Evening Star, it is notable that five of the most visible women to emerge politically in the U.S. at this time are Virgo Evening Stars. Though born of different Sun signs and espousing extremely diverse political views, it is their Virgo VSP Evening Star status that binds them all together. They are:
Nancy Pelosi                    (1940)          Virgo ES                Aries Sun
Hillary Rodham Clinton    (1947)          Virgo ES                Scorpio Sun
Michele Bachmann          (1956)          Virgo ES                Aries Sun
Michelle Obama               (1964)          Virgo ES                Capricorn Sun
Sarah Palin                      (1964)          Virgo ES                Aquarius Sun
The Virgo VSP gives the individual a life-long devotion to the service sector of their lives. Though all five of these women are married women with children, it is a dedication to their chosen careers that has catapulted them into positions of power. Except for Pelosi, all began working after finishing college. Only Pelosi had children—five in six years—before beginning her career. They all have careers that have focused on politics, law and/or social activism. All of these women have balanced a life that includes being a mother, a wife (all have been married only once) and careers of power and influence.And all have garnered a significant following for their point of view on public policy. This is one of the gifts of the VSP in Virgo.

Of these five, three are considered likely contenders for the 2012 presidential election: Bachmann, Palin and Clinton. Though Clinton has stated that she won’t run, there’s plenty of time for her to reconsider. Whether she runs or not, she will continue to wield considerable political power. As Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi is the first woman to hold the office and to date has been the highest-ranking female politician in American history. In 2010, Michelle Obama was named the most powerful woman in the world in Forbes magazine’s annual list of the 100 most powerful women.

All of the candidates who are lining up to be considered as presidential material in the 2012 election are shouting “jobs creation” as their number one focus. Yet, can they – one person – promise such a thing and actually deliver the goods? The people who vote for them want to believe them, and like little children, do believe them, just as if they were Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy.

As far as job creation goes, the U.S. is still under a severe set of celestial bombardments affecting the economy of the nation (see previous blog: Notes from Star Talk 7-15-11). Furthermore, the world economy, as well as the world of politics, is frustrated by a pesky Jupiter/Saturn opposition that just won’t quit. Technically over at the end of March 2011, these two bodies come into a close oppositional orb of 1-1/2 degrees until January 2012.

The influences of the Virgo VSP can best be understood by looking at the most recent Virgo VSP era, which lasted from 1875 to 1984. There’s no mistaking that this was a time in history that gave a dramatic boost in the “jobs creation” sector of practically every industry in existence. The only exception occurred during the Great Depression, a time when Neptune transited through the sign of Virgo, slowly siphoning the job market dry (1929-1943). But even then, there was President Franklin Roosevelt’s Public Works Program. Between 1935 and 1943, the WPA provided almost eight million jobs (www.colorado.gov, WPA archives), which boosted the country’s infrastructure and the jobless person’s self-esteem by allowing them to participate in building something that would ultimately be good for the country.

While the Venus Star graced Virgo, industries and corporations were given the opportunity to generously reward their work force with pensions and good retirement options. And if some companies chose to be less than benevolent or fair to their employees, there were unions to protect the workers’ rights.

But consider that when the Venus Star left Virgo in the mid 1980s, the political agenda was beginning to show little compassion for the work force by busting the unions and giving the corporations more rights than were granted to individuals (people). (See the excellent documentary The Corporation for more about that.)
Jobs and the service sector have been dealt a severe loss from the absence of the Virgo Venus Star and its ability to strengthen, support and protect them. What we have today is a political culture having formed around a “blame game”—that jobs and the economy are the result of someone else’s (the other guys) tenure in the legislative process—that has left nobody completely satisfied.

Another characteristic of the VSP in Virgo is the tendency to be openly critical of how the system is not working, how it is not serving the sectors they individually identify with and represent. The two First Ladies noted above decidedly needed to tone that aspect down in order to act in ways befitting a First Lady. At their start, both were quite vocal about the broken parts of the system, but were quickly scolded and told to act like ladies and hush up.

To their collective detriment, when women become too vocal and action-oriented they are blasted by the media for not behaving in a lady-like manner. This is not to say that some of these women have not deserved the media slams based on some of the outrageous and completely erroneous and irresponsible verbiage that has spilled out of their lips. But, to their strengths, they have withstood the harsh criticism of their mostly male media opposition by remaining neat and tidy, fastidiously fashionable, all the while smiling through the painful jabs that create wounds that lie just below the surface.

The Evening Star Venus, an influence all five of these women share, usually prefer to work in partnership with others. All five are married and all five have spouses who provide a certain kind of security and foundation for them, both physically and emotionally. This allows them to launch their own campaigns. Without a working partner or life mate that supports their social or political platform, both the Virgo Star and the Virgo Evening Star would feel lost.

Two other Virgo Evening Star Point women who could become political forces to reckon with somewhere down the line are Maria Shriver and Chelsea Clinton Mezvinsky.

Though we are not currently in a Virgo VSP era, it will be interesting to watch how the position and power of these Virgo VSP women influence the world.

“The gifted Virgo VSP has numerous bankable talents and skills.”

“Thus the Virgo VSP individual develops a loving and fulfilling relationship to the service they choose. The Venus Star in Virgo has endowed them with the necessary talents for service. All they have to do is figure out what that talent is and how and when to use it.”

>From Venus Star Rising, Chapter 7, The Virgo Venus Star Point

For the next few weeks four planets (the Sun, Moon, Venus and Mercury) will grace the sign of Virgo. Millions of jobs, large and small, are performed daily that for the most part go unnoticed and unrecognized. During this Virgo period, it is time to appreciate every bit of help from the people who have contributed their part to the daily business of keeping the cogs in the wheels of life turning. After all, Virgo is the sign of the Earth Goddess, and sits in the sector of the sky that glorifies the goddess of industry and the harvest.

NOTE: In Venus Star Rising: A New Cosmology for the 21st Century, we learn how the planet Venus weaves a five-pointed star in the sky in its relationship to the Earth’s orbit. Each point of the star is associated with a particular Sun sign, which creates a Venus Star Point (VSP) that is strongly influenced by the Sun sign’s characteristics. Therefore, your VSP can have nearly as much influence over your life as your Sun sign. The Venus Pentagram passed through Virgo from 1875 to 1984. Because the Venus Star touches down on five signs at a time in creating its star, the population born during that century is comprised of about 20% Virgo Venus Star Point (VSP) individuals. That’s a lot of people, so chances are, you might be one of them.