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With one historic decision, Vice President Al Gore took some of the spring out of the Republicans’ post-convention “bounce.” In choosing Senator Joseph Lieberman, an Orthodox Jew, as his running mate, he both advanced the cause of civil rights and further distanced himself from the moral taint of the Clinton administration. But is America ready for a Jewish vice president? How odd it seems to have to ask, and yet the anti-Semitic fringe has already made its hateful voice heard. The spotlight is on Senator Lieberman, and he will be anaylized from every angle throughout the campaign by the press and the public. So, not to be outdone, let’s see how he stands up to astrological scrutiny!

Pisces Sense of Self

Joseph Lieberman was born on February 24, 1942, in Stamford, Connecticut. A source close to his family gives a birth time of 7:00 am EWT. (Editor's Note: Since this article was published, StarIQ has received two additional conflicting birth times for Joe Lieberman. When we are able to confirm which is correct, we will adjust his chart accordingly.) This means he was born around sunrise, so his Pisces Sun is in his First House. The First House is, in many respects, the most personal house. It rules the character, the physical appearance and the sense of self. Planets in the First House are hard to hide. They usually manifest markedly, making a strong initial impression.

The Sun in the First House often signifies a highly-developed sense of self and purpose. These people personify the solar qualities of leadership and authority. They can also seem “selfish” and domineering, depending on the signs involved and the overall nature of the chart. With his Sun in the flowing, compassionate sign of Pisces, Lieberman’s leadership seems more instinctive and natural, but don’t be deceived! This is a man with a mission.

The Man With a Plan

Lieberman moves quickly to the front. He won his first office, a state Senate seat, beating out the sitting majority leader, when he was only 28 years old. Ten years later, after serving as the Connecticut attorney general, he won his U.S. Senate seat in a dramatic upset victory over Republican Senator Lowell Weicker. Lieberman fast became a power within the Senate, wielding considerable moral and political influence. He was the first Democratic senator to publicly denounce President Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky. He packs a lot of ambition in that Pisces package, but within the spirituality and depth of the sign lies the real secret of his success.

Lieberman is a deeply religious man. He is a practicing Orthodox Jew, who not only keeps the weekly Sabbath, but also observes the strict kosher dietary laws. His moral stature sets him apart from the pack, adding weight to his convictions as they resonate within the comparatively shallow, secular halls of Congress. He’s no Piscean pipe-dreamer, either. With the planets Mars, Saturn and Uranus in the down-to-earth sign of Taurus, his feet are planted firmly on the ground, but his Pisces spirituality permeates and inspires his earthly actions.

The Time of His Life

Lieberman's time has come. With so many significant transits taking place in his chart now, this truly is “the time of his life.” Transiting Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are all making direct contacts to his natal chart, drawing public attention his way. The recent Saturn-Jupiter conjunction in May, as powerful a timing indicator as any, brought these two planetary giants together exactly on Lieberman's natal Saturn-Mars conjunction in Taurus.

Meanwhile, during the fall campaign, transiting Jupiter will also be returning to the place it held at his birth, 11 degrees Gemini. There it will slow to a halt and turn retrograde, doubly inscribing its influence. Both Saturn and Jupiter operate within the political and economic spheres, their motions shaping the ever-changing balance between liberal (Jupiter) and conservative (Saturn), expansion (Jupiter) and recession (Saturn). They represent polarized opposites whose timeless interplay defines and structures our social institutions. Both Jupiter and Saturn are pointing right to Lieberman now, giving him an important role to play in the development of our political culture.

While he participates in the presidential campaign, he will also be running for re-election to the Senate in Connecticut, where he is a heavy favorite. Theoretically, he can’t lose. Come November, he will either be the new vice president, or remain a powerful member of the Senate, with increased stature and significance.

Whichever election he wins, with transiting Neptune conjunct his natal Venus in Aquarius, this inspired and determined Pisces has already accomplished something of benefit for everyone. Neptune is the planet of the underdog, particularly in Aquarius, which is a sign of “the common people.” As Neptune contacts Lieberman’s natal Venus, he has become an attractive symbol of hope and social acceptance. By serving as the first Jewish candidate for such a high office, drawing all the flak from the hate groups and holding up under the pressure and intrusions, he will bring down yet another barrier in the quest for equality. If America is ready for a Jewish vice president, then maybe some day soon, we’ll be ready for a black, or a woman, an Asian or a Hispanic to serve in the highest office in the land. Either way, we all win.



Courtney Roberts, M.A.,is a writer, teacher, and consultant, originally from Miami, FL. Her work reflects a unique perspective: a real passion for the 'big picture' that combines cosmology, religious studies and history with a lifetime of observing the dynamic interaction of spirit and cosmos.

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