Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Chinese astrological view of Ron Paul

Ron Paul was born on August 20, 1935 in Green Tree, Pennsylvania. The astrologically rectified time of his birth was 7:45 AM EDT. The time, in the Chinese astrological clock, is the hour of Rabbit.

So, in Chinese astrology, Ron Paul was born in the year of Wood Pig, month of Wood Monkey, day of Earth Dragon, and hour of Wood Rabbit. The season element was Metal. The break down of elements are 2 Metals, 3 Waters, 6 Woods, 0 Fire, and 3 Earth. The predominant element is Wood, and there is no Fire. Broken down to Yin and Yang, there are 4 Yin Wood, 0 Yin Fire, 0 Yin Earth, 0 Yin Metal, 1 Yin Water; and there are 2 Yang Wood, 0 Yang Fire, 3 Yang Earth, 1 Yang Metal, 2 Yang Water. The chart has 8 Yang and 5 Yin. Ron Paul is the type to take the initiative.

In Chinese astrology the Year and Day signs describe major characteristics of the personality. Ron Paul's year sign is Wood Pig; his day sign is Earth Dragon. He is a sensitive person who works very hard. The Wood from his year of birth gives him a mild disposition. He is tactful, creative, accomodating, adaptible, calculating, and while appearing to be modest has a strong sense of determination. Wood Pig is a productive, enterprising kind of Pig. The astrological sign Pig, in Chinese, is called Hai. Hai is the front door to Heaven. Pig aspires. You can count on Ron Paul to keep his word, to treat others gently, to be loyal to his friends and to pay his debts of gratitude. He takes care of his friends, but can poke his nose into other people's business. He is serious in his work and is not easily discouraged. Pig has a big heart. It can be impetuous and will act courageously in face of difficulties. Pig expresses itself openly and candidly. The negative side of Pig is very selfish. Wood Pig characteristics are basic to the personality of Ron Paul.

The sign of the Day of birth shows how the personality expresses itself. In Chinese astrology we like to think of the sign of the year of birth as the person's substance, and the sign of the day as the form the substance takes. Wood Pig is gentle. Earth Dragon is powerfully determined. The Earth of the Earth Dragon is like solid rock. It denotes a friendly person that helps others, thinks a lot and is slow and deliberate. The slowness can sometimes cause this person to miss opportunities as he is always concerned with matters at hand. He is stubborn, willful and trustworthy. You can count on him to keep his word. Dragon is like the center of everything. Dragon contains Water; it acts like a reservoir; it thinks deeply. Ron Paul is a dreamer and thinker, and has great reserves of creative imagination. His character, like a Dragon, is deeply uncertain and restless. The Dragon's nature winds, rises and falls and changes however fast or slow. Dragon man instinctively loves the land and his country. He has high aspirations and is constructive. The more experience the Dragon man has the more focused and successful he becomes. He perseveres. Dragon man is conservative and reticent and has few close friends. Earth Dragon is called Peace Blossom. This gives Ron Paul a natural appeal; he attracts love. There are many that love him. He is considerate of all, yet deeply reserved.

The predominant element in Ron Paul's chart is Wood. It has 6 Woods. This makes Wood element most pronounced in Ron Paul's character. Wood is the sign of the romantic. It gives Ron Paul exceptional abilities to dream and plan. He is a great strategist. Following plans, he becomes decisive and takes action. Wood is characterized by an arrow. It flies. The weakness of Wood, however, is to lose patience and snap. It gets angry when thwarted. Ron Paul, for all his calm, collected persona, has quite a temper. Wood is the Springtime element. Wood expands. Ron Paul was born in the Chinese Fall season, the season of Metal. Metal contracts. Ron Paul's predominant Wood is under seige by Metal. Metal cuts Wood. Wood springs up. Where Ron Paul is cut down he springs up anew. He is by necessity a shrewd fighter. In Ron Paul's chart, Metal is the Vital Element. He needs the fight. Metal gives him the sense of discipline that he thrives on.

Ron Paul was born in the year of 2 Earth Star, and in the month of 5 Earth Star. This combination makes him very conservative. He is deeply connected to his ancestors, family, home and country. He sees himself as a servant. He needs to serve to be in a right relation to life; that is his nature. The whole chart also has the character of what is called Proper Authority style. This confirms Ron Paul's sense of himself as a servant. He best expresses his personality through devotion and thrives on love. Proper Authority types are naturally drawn to civil service, government posts, administration, and legal and legislative positions. Ron Paul is, in essence, a patriotic type.

Having no Fire in his chart when he was born, Fire becomes a serious challenge to him when it shows up. Fire shows up in Ron Paul's chart from age 64 to 84. He is currently age 75. The Fire in his chart from age 74 to 84 is Yang Fire. It brings serious challenges to him from would he supporters. These are challenging years for his career. But, true to his nature, he thrives in the fight. Fire has three basic meanings for Ron Paul. First, because his dominant element is Wood, Fire means his career. Secondly, because he was born on a day of Earth, Fire means support. Thirdly, Fire means a threat to his Vital Element and can exhaust him. Bottom line, Ron Paul doesn't get the kind of support for his career aim that he wants. Supporters can knock him off course. He has to work very hard and has to find his way around his limitations. And he needs to see that people appearing to support him can exhaust him.

The cycle in Ron Paul's chart that runs from age 74 to 84 has these indications: The cycle is Fire Rat. Despite the limitations shown by Fire, Rat brings to Ron Paul the star Tien Yi. Tien Yi is the luckiest star. She is a deity whom all demons fear. She resolves predicaments. She brings assistance and promotion and transforms trouble to good fortune. People will lend a helping hand. Ron Paul is becoming popular and is winning support despite the challenges shown by Fire. People are encouraging Ron Paul. He is fighting for a popular cause. Nonetheless, we find in the month of Ron Paul's birth another indicator of Tien Yi, but it is in a state that is called Void which means that no matter what, Ron Paul has to work hard his entire lifetime. He is one to wrestle with challenges.

Age cycle 74 to 84 also has Star of Romance, Commanding Star and Nobleman Star. Their meanings are as follows:
Romance Star gives Ron Paul a special appeal to the people; he spontaneously attracts admiration these years.
Commanding Star is giving him authoritative presence and helps to amplify his leadership abilities. In addition to his cycle of age 74 to 84, Ron Paul was born with a Commanding Star in the hour of his birth. This means that his ability to command increases from his age 52 through to the end of his life. This year, 2011 gives Ron Paul another Commanding Star. He is in a very interesting and powerful position this year.
Nobleman Star is bringing supporters, friendly people who mean well. Ron Paul has influential people behind him despite the challenges shown by Fire. But, it might be pointed out that while there are supporters, there are also false friends and dangerous enemies around him. In relation to Nobleman Star, Ron Paul was born with what is called Academic Nobleman star in his chart. Academic Nobleman Star gives him the ability to turn adverse situations to his favor. He works in a very tricky environment and needs to use all the intelligence he has and to be careful of the intentions of alleged friends.

Ron Paul's cycle 74 to 84 shows him in a period in which surprising developments happen. A positive way of seeing this is that he is rising quickly to prominance. Last year, 2010, he got a lot of exposure and rose to an important position in Congress amid plenty of opposition not only from the Democrats but from the Republicans as well. His relation to the Fed is seen as dangerous.

This year, 2011, Metal Rabbit upsets the sign of Ron Paul's 10 year cycle of age 74 to 84, that sign being Fire Rat. While Ron Paul is becoming more attractive to his admirers, people who work for him may prove a disappointment and he won't be able to go as far as he might like this year. The second half of the year, between August and the end of January 2012, however, will be better for him than the first half of the year, but the year will altogether prove to be a struggle and he may feel stuck in a rut much of the time even though his course is determined.

Next year, 2012, matters should move more easily forward for Ron Paul. His power will be increasing and one step will be followed by another. Whatever challenges there are will make him stronger.

The years 2013, 2014 and 2015 are the high point of Ron Paul's current cycle, 2014 being the peak year. The danger of these years is this: Ron Paul's Vital Element is Metal. The years 2010 and 2011 have strong Metal. He's doing relatively fine these years. 2013, 2014 have Fire; 2013 is the year of Snake and 2014 is the year of Horse, both Fire. Fire kills Metal. Ron Paul's ten year cycle of age 74 to 84 has strong Yang Fire. The year 2013 is Water Snake and the year 2014 is Wood Horse. The Water in Water Snake softens Ron Paul's Vital Element and the Fire of Snake harms it. Then, the Wood in Wood Horse will challenge Ron Paul's Vital Element to a fight and the Fire will kill it. This means that he needs to be careful especially through the years 2013 and 2014 if he doesn't want to get exhausted. What this actually means in real life is a question, but it is certain that he is attracting a big fight. All through the years 2011 to 2016 the economy will go through gyrations with several market panics. The year 2015 in Ron Paul's chart is a pivotal year. It is the year of Wood Sheep. Wood Sheep will add three additional Woods to the six Ron Paul already has. Wood will be overwhelmingly strong in his life in 2015. It will bring out his anger. It has dangers. Wood challenges Metal. Metal is his Vital Element. Metal will be exhausted if it fights. Ron Paul will then be 79. Unless others come to his aid and take up the challenge, Ron Paul will burn out short of the unspeakable. He is not a one-man army. If the right support from the people of this country comes forward he will have a good chance to succeed in his aim.

Whether Ron Paul runs for President in 2012 and succeeds is nonetheless a question. 2012 shows him to be making decisive progress. He could. If he did he would be up against a serious and dangerous challenge in 2013, 2014 and 2015. The forces he opposes are massive. If he surpasses his challenges he will be in a very powerful position in the world by 2016 when the economy will take a decisive turn for the better.

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