As the flowers
blossomed in Central Park, it was not some rabid terrorist who dropped
the bombshells that reverberated through the city that never sleeps. It
was, instead, his honor Mayor Rudy Giuliani. One thing about the mayor
of the city of New York, everybody seems to have an opinion about him.
To his detractors, he is a man who thinks nothing of riding rough shod
over the poor and indigent. To his supporters, he brought law and order
to a city known for its disorder.
April 27, Giuliani disclosed that he has prostrate cancer.
Within a few days, he was seen squiring a woman other than his wife, a
woman he calls his “very good friend,” around town. A week later, the
mayor announced his separation from his wife at a press conference, evidently
before he even bothered to tell her. Three hours later, his stunned wife
thanked him by accusing him of yet a different infidelity with a former
the Unlikely Rebel
with their own mortality, people react in different ways. Giuliani’s is
to shock. Underneath Rudy’s rigid exterior beats the heart of a rebel.
Rudy’s Sun, which is associated with one’ s intentions and how they want
to shine in life, is but a mere degree away from the planet synonymous
with erratic behavior, Uranus. Uranus’ objective is to break things and
people apart. No wonder divorce is in its department.
at first seems an unlikely rebel, but he has always been different. Is
he not the lone Republican swimming in a sea of Democratic sharks running
a city where two out of three New Yorkers are registered Republicans?
Notice how comfortable he is! Is he not the rather unique Republican male,
and a Catholic, who is in favor of a woman’s right to choose? The reason
Giuliani doesn’t act like a wild and crazy guy is because just beyond
his Sun-Uranus combo is Saturn. Saturn is the planet of stiffness, and
contraction. Saturn will dull down whatever it comes in contact with.
So in a town noted for it’s eccentrics, instead of being just another
oddball, Giuliani plays the straight man.
also represents all things new and modern, from the belching and honking
of machinery to flashing lights and frenzy. New York City is said to come
very much under Uranus’ sway. With his own Sun-Uranus combo in Gemini,
one could say Giuliani is uniquely qualified to run the Big Apple.
Pull of Pluto
dealing with Uranus, one never knows what to expect. Pluto on the other
hand forces all those who come under its spell to gut anything and everything
that gets in the way of one’s core. Pluto gives no choices. It is either
Pluto’s way or death, and death is itself Pluto’s way. Pluto has been
in opposition to Rudy’s Sun-Uranus for the past few years. Without the
Sun, there would be no life. Thus when transiting Pluto, cast its long
shadow over Giuliani’s Sun, the result is potentially deadly. Since Giuliani’s
Sun is so close to Uranus, his prostrate cancer arrived without warning,
and was seismic in effect. Because his Sun-Uranus combo is in Gemini,
a sign of communication, Giuliani reacts to death staring him squarely
in the face by talking, and talking with an honesty that is both refreshing,
and in the case of Donna Hanover, brutal.
is linked to transformation. It certainly seemed visibly apparent that
the man who took his hat out of the senatorial ring was a vastly different
man than the “tough guy” who was inaugurated mayor in 1993. Faced with
his own mortality, Giuliani’s shell cracked wide open. In a voice often
choked with emotion, he said, “Politics is important, but it is by far
not the most important thing in life. Your life is more important, your
health is more important, the people you love, your family, the people
that are close to you and really care about you. You know those are the
most important things in life.”