Dear Hillary: Get Over Yourself!

Posted by Eric F Coppolino


In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM [play episode here], I read the natal and progressed charts of Hillary Rodham Clinton. After some years of pondering and a lengthy discussion on Facebook with my friends and colleagues, I decided that the Scorpio rising chart was the only truly viable option.

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Dear Friend and Listener:

In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM [play episode here], I read the natal and progressed charts of Hillary Rodham Clinton. After some years of pondering and a lengthy discussion on Facebook with my friends and colleagues, I decided that the Scorpio rising chart was the only truly viable option.

Jerry Garcia shortly before he died in 1995. This portrait is called Birdsong, by friend of Planet Waves, Robbi Cohn.

You can see the chart set at this link. If you’re wondering why Hillary seems to be obsessed with power, that’s because she is; it’s all she knows, and like her rival Donald Trump, she’s not in a position to change her ways.

First, I cover the current astrology, including a solid introduction to Chiron, on the way to describing the Jupiter-Chiron opposition that happens later this week (and is in full effect right now).

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In Virgo and Pisces, I describe the relationship between the left and right brains; between acoustic space (the primeval forest) and visual space (common-sense organized perception); between intuitive and rational approaches to life.

My musical guest is Jerry Garcia, who died 21 years ago today (his 74th birthday would have been Aug. 1). I play several pieces, including Reuben and Cerise, Stella Blue, Arabia and Days Between. I also read Garcia’s chart and his progressions at the time he died of heart failure while in rehab. You can see his charts here.

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Planet Waves (ISSN 1933-9135) is published each Tuesday and Thursday evening in Kingston, New York, by Planet Waves, Inc. Core community membership: $197/year. Editor and Publisher: Eric Francis Coppolino. Web Developer: Anatoly Ryzhenko. Designer: Lizanne Webb. Finance: Victoria Pomante. Astrology Editor: Amanda Painter. Astrology Fact Checker: Len Wallick. Copy Editor and Fact Checker: Jessica Keet. Eric’s Assistant: Cortney Britton. Client Services: Amy Elliott. Media Consultant: Andrew Marshall McLuhan. Research, Writing and Editing: In addition to those listed above, Planet Waves is produced by a team consisting of Fe Bongolan, Kelly Janes, Amanda Moreno and Carol van Strum.


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6 thoughts on “Dear Hillary: Get Over Yourself!

  1. Bette

    Eric, thank-you for working through the likely correct chart for Hillary Clinton. I recall seeing what would have been the 8 p.m. chart in a periodical many years ago (probably Dell Horoscope mag), & feeling that it wasn’t right – I hadn’t yet seen a lot of her public persona as First Lady, but what I had seen made a cluster of 5th house planets (her Scorpio placements) feel somehow wrong. I could see nothing soft, lover-ly or maternal in her.

    Yes, she may indeed live so within her long history of power playing that she has no way to see herself with any objectivity. And it seems to me that she is exceedingly dangerous in part because of that.

    Some may take great umbrage to your analysis. For me, it felt validating of what I have been seeing for some considerable time. It’s squirmy stuff, it’s heavy, it’s troubling, but nothing has yet arrived to change that.

    I think I’m going to revisit Bill Clinton’s chart, too. It would not surprise me if they’ve been playing with power together in one role/gender or another, for a very, very long time.

    1. Amy Elliott

      I’m pretty sure I read somewhere on Jonathan Cainer’s site, many years ago, an interpretation of the Clintons’ charts that suggested they had some form of agreement (presumably unconscious) in which one would succeed the other. I can’t find it now, but it struck me as intriguing at the time.

      Whatever might be her other virtues and faults, there’s no denying Hillary has wanted to be President for a long time, and would probably not stick at very much to secure that wish. Yet that in itself will not make her an absolutely terrible president. Trump’s glib charm and dubious views are much more dangerous.

        1. Amy Elliott

          Well, power does tend to corrupt. There are exceptions, but they are rare. And given what you said before about how glib lying is an integral part of politics, I fear that will not change until we become more honest as a culture.

  2. Sus'n

    Eric, thanks for sharing your insights and for reeling Smile Markers onto my inner-space walls of my initial “intro to Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia” in 1996 (as became a 36-hr-sleepless-marathon). “All good occurs In right-perfect timing…” One I’d neither met nor known existed (until asked to ‘intervene’) treated me to my first Ben & Jerry’s. He chose Cherry Garcia. I chose Funky Monkey.

    Sitting across a low table, lifting his second spoonful, he said, “We’re not alone… One with white, scruffy hair is saying to not give his name; to see if you remember… ” Einstein? He’d “left this life” in my youth… Twixt bites of Cherry Garcia, I’d be told of Mark Twain, of his entourage of authors he said “we’d” known. Hours flew warp-speed as more, more, more was being relayed to me via one who’d flown to DC (hoping to “jazz-up” one score of music). Sadly, its owners told him “No.”

    Stuck in DC, return flight days away, two he’d flown with would be in NJ with my room-mate who called my workplace. I agreed “to dine with a stranger” so he’d not eat alone (or, be alone in DC). Vibes he’d been flogged with (as flight-mates’ guest) had depleted him — until our paths crossed.

    My car balked on the beltway so I’d pulled into a Roy Rogers (chicken place) to let car cool, reset, as we went inside. Once alone, within moments he’d ask, “Do you know how many times you’ve been here?” My, “I didn’t know this place existed until car balked so I’d let her engine cool…” got his, “Not this place… This planet… Are you comfortable discussing your lifetimes on this planet?”

    At my insistence (walking back to my car) we drove to where they’d said to stay. Got his things in my car, drove to my (low-rent-apts) DC area… He’d have its king-size bed — I’d sleep on its couch. We’d stopped for Ben & Jerry’s, expecting to rest, relax, reset (Fri/Sat), so he’d be “set” to return home (Sun). Perhaps Mark Twain and entourage set-it-up so I’d be shown in Real Time I’d “been hacked” to “firewall.” Potentials I was shown in 1996 sequentially continue to bless me, in 2016 — quantum leaps at a time. No longer skeptical, I say this: “Life is an ART form. Ask. Receive. Trust.” Some I remind: *All Ways Choose Wisely* (esp in what they’d ask for — jest in case they’d get it??)

    For not filling reams with sequential events on this site, “You’re welcome…” May ALL be blessed!!

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