I was captivated by this blog on Alaska’s politics and the Sarah Palin rally from Alaskans unhappy with her VP nomination. Then I figured it was time to look at Alaska’s horoscope (courtesy Marc Penfield: 1/3/1959, Juneau 9:01 am)
Sarah Palin’s Neptune is on Alaska’s midheaven (status). Neptune among other things represents oil (drill, baby, drill). Looking at the Alaska chart however, shows the Moon (the public) teetering at 29 Libra towards Neptune in Scorpio, so one could argue that Palin is simply emphasizing what the people want.
Neptune in Alaska’s chart would also symbolize its native people, the Yup’ik and other tribes. Apparently, Palin has a record of wanting to eradicate native subsistence fishing and hunting. Much has been made by the Republican party about Palin’s awareness of foreign affairs because of Alaska’s proximity to Russia.
However, within Alaska are native tribes recognized to have sovereign authority by state and federal courts. Palin has a history of refusing to recognize the tribal sovereign nations within her own state on issues of Alaska native children and language. Her Neptune connected with Alaska’s chart indicates her ability to paint a picture for the larger world that doesn’t fit reality. This can be handy as she encourages further exploration for oil, but can also show an attempt to erase the face of a people.
This does not bode well for her diplomatic ability in dealing with other nations who also may be inconvenient for her larger vision.
But Alaska is going through profound identity changes because of transiting Pluto on its Ascendant (which natally has Saturn there). Heightened visibility may change the lower 48’s awareness of its lack of state tax. The rest of the nation may start to question Alaska’s infrastructure benefits from federal taxes because of the promise of oil. As Pluto makes its slow journey towards Alaska’s Sun, this could be the beginning of greater visibility for the nation’s last great wilderness.
Carolyn Dodson sets the Alaska chart for Jan. 3, 1959 at noon in Washington, D.C., when statehood was declared. Maybe the D.C.-based chart is the way the rest of America views Alaska, while the Juneau chart you quote from Marc Penfield is the way Alaskans see themselves.
Sarah Palin does have a rather large supporter base. Its hilarious when some of them are interviewed and cannot explain why they support her. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/23/palin-supporters-struggle_n_367800.html
It is also arresting how many people are quick to state facts and opinions they have absolutely no ability to site sources for… I guess whatever education process they skated through did not emphasize critical thinking.
Unbelievable! Sarah Palin left Hawaii because there were too many Asians there and it made her unforortable! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/06/palins-father-she-left-ha_n_381724.html
The Inuit people, originally settlers of Alaska, are thought to have come across the glacier bridge from Asia in search of mammoths for food…. I’m not sure what that means in light of this, other than often the things we’re most uncomfortable with are the “shadow” parts of ourselves.