Patrick Brown (May 26, 1978)
Would you buy a used car from this man? Patrick Brown has been ejected from the federal Conservative Party’s leadership race for ‘irregularities’. Hmm. This happened once before when he was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. That’s how Doug Ford became the leader and then elected Premier. Lightning seems to have struck twice, which is very suspicious to me.
No one knows Brown’s birth time, so I set the clock for noon to see what the energies were for that day. That double Yod pointing at Mercury and the Midheaven seems to be accurate, as does the Saturn conjunct the Leo Ascendant. People don’t like him and definitely don’t trust him as their leader.
Mercury Conjunct Midheaven
Your most important task is to be disciplined, so that you can stick to a task long enough to get some real benefit from it. There is a danger that your interest in any subject will be shallow.
Another possible problem, which may seem less serious but is actually greater, is that you prefer to deal with the world through your mind rather than your feelings.
Mercury Inconjunct Neptune
The challenge of this aspect is to make your thinking and communication with others more clear. Your rational mind is strongly influenced by your sensitivity, imagination and ideals, although you aren’t always sure how this happens. You tend to spend too much time in your own imaginary world that no one else can share, and this confuses your dealings with others. You will have to learn to face reality, so that you can at least communicate with people. Otherwise you will have a very lonely life.
Mercury Inconjunct Pluto
You have a rather complicated and sometimes tricky mind. You usually prefer to do things in roundabout and involved ways instead of being simple and direct.
On another level, this aspect can mean that at certain times in your life you will go through tremendous psychological changes. All your thoughts and opinions will change completely. These stages may seem difficult, but you will be much better off if you let go of the past and welcome the new ideas.
Neptune Inconjunct Midheaven
You are very impressionable, in that you pick up the energies around you very quickly. Therefore it is very important that you be surrounded by wholesome influences in your early years, because negative influences will weaken your self-esteem and make it much more difficult to accomplish anything when you are older.
Pluto Inconjunct Midheaven
A problem that can arise if you are not treated properly is that you may withdraw into yourself and become very secretive, as though you have something to hide even when you don’t. This can make people distrust you.
Saturn Conjunct Ascendant
You may find it hard to simply relax and have a good time, but even if life seems to be hard sometimes, you should try to relax and enjoy yourself when you can. Otherwise, with this aspect you might become the type of person who always seems to put a damper on other people’s good spirits. You get so wrapped up in your own worries and responsibilities that you remind others of their own problems, even when they want to escape from them.
(Admittedly, only the inconjuncts to Mercury can be considered ‘factual’, but my feeling is that the rest apply as well.)
I wanted to see what the energies were when the announcement was made late last Tuesday night. I wasn’t surprised to see Saturn conjunct the Ascendant, again, this time in Aquarius. There are two inconjuncts: one connecting the Sun and the Midheaven, the other the Moon and Mars. Appropriate.
Now let’s compare the two charts together.
I love it when the combined charts take on a symmetry of their own. Brown’s natal Saturn/Ascendant is exactly opposed by the ‘event’ Saturn/Ascendant. Oh-ho, says I, he’s hoist on his own petard. And the Moon (representing ‘the public’) in the ‘event’ chart is conjunct Brown’s natal North Node. This is his destiny, for sure. Brown started out as an Member of Parliament for Barrie. He then became the Member of Provincial Parliament (in Ontario) for North Simcoe (with an office based in Midland). He became the leader of the Opposition that year, only to be undone by two scandals, the more serious being of a sexual nature. (The other scandal dealt with him singing up membership of the Progressive Conservatives by paying the fees himself. I thought for sure that he had done the same again, this time around, but it turned out that he had a volunteer paid by a separate business, including her expenses totaling $10K, That’s what the irregularity actually was, in the end.) He has been Mayor of Brampton ever since.
The lesson here is that you cannot take short-cuts, no matter how enticing they seem. You’ll get found out, and your work will all come to nothing…