United States Secret Service has launched a major security review after a couple of aspiring reality television stars managed to gatecrash Barack Obama’s White House state dinner for the Indian prime minister.
Or read the astrology here. Michaele and Tareq Salahi look like your average couple of posh Americans, appropriately dressed for a black tie function at the White House. They slipped past security, were announced as guests, and then posed for photos with Rahm Emmanuel, Joe Biden, several Marines and many other people; then posted the photos to their Facebook page the next day.
There is a gallery of those photos on a blog at Huffington Post. Seen together, they make the prank look pretty perverse.
Now for the chart. One of the first games to play with astrology is to see how the picture in the chart matches the picture we see in ‘reality’.
The couple shows up on top of the chart. Take a look. That is Pisces, which is a handy energy to tap into when you want to act, deceive, dress up or shapeshift. The line on top of the chart is the 10th house cusp — the house which is about government. One planet is Uranus/Prometheus; and the other is Juno, who represents ‘the wife’. It’s the picture of a male-female couple, right in the house of government, basically stealing the show (in Pisces). So, there they are, in all the hilarious glory of astrology.
A traditional reading of Uranus on the 10th is also something weird and/or disruptive [Uranus] in the government [10th house]. But the presence of Juno gives a picture of a married couple.
We look to the 6th house for security issues. The 6th is the house of the military; and of service. Sagittarius is there, and Mercury in Sagittarius is conjunct Pholus. Mercury in Sagittarius has to pay attention to the details. It might miss them — like the one about checking the guest list. We know from The Yes Men how easy it is to feign being official and be taken seriously.
Phil Sedgwick tells us that Pholus is about our responses to famous people, so we have a picture in the chart about how the Secret Service was starstruck. Except for the detail about these people being wannabe stars — not actual ones.
Mercury is particularly interesting in this chart because Gemini is on the 12th house cusp — the house of unspeakable secrets. I am not sure what to make of this, and I’m open to suggestions. 12th + 6th is a pun on secret + service, but the 12th is one of those places that can be so secret, you don’t know what it’s really about.
There are lots of planets in the 8th; it’s is one of the places to look for things of a conspiratorial nature. That house is full. The 8th points to a lot of money. Investment money.
As much as my brain is telling me that this was a successful prank and an excellent publicity stunt, this chart has a touch of ‘something else’ to it. I’m not sure what that is, but what happened Tuesday is a big favor to Barack because it revealed a breach in his security; who knows. Maybe it won’t happen again.