Generally I stay away from political commentary. It seems to me that anyone who wants the job shouldn’t be allowed to have it. And all I can really say about Toronto’s present mayoral situation is, ‘If he lies, he steals’. but that’s not astrology.
Here are some simple, basic astrological perspectives:
Ford got elected as Pluto squared Toronto’s ascendant. Now Pluto is conjunct Toronto’s Sun and Uranus is squaring it. (Toronto’s chart is January 1, 1998 at midnight. This is the chart of amalgamation which seems to work quite well. I would paste it here but Windows Vista doesn’t have a clipboard… ) Pluto is the great transformer and the bringer of a kind of truth that cannot be denied. Uranus is a reveal-er and also a bringer of change of a more sensational kind. Pluto is down and dirty; Uranus is more shocking and media oriented. Seems to me we are all shocked and glued to the media because it’s so awful.
In Ford’s chart one thing stands out no matter what time of day he was born (May 28, 1969 in Toronto). Neptune has started squaring his Sun and over the next 3 years will continue to square it as it becomes more exact and then goes on to square his Mercury. Neptune rules drugs and all manner of addiction. The astrological Sun has a lot to do with a person’s reputation and their fundamental spirit. Neptune basically promises to dissolve him, one way or another: Willingly (which most astrologers would advise) would be to withdraw from public life and engage in the difficult process of dissolution of the persona he has created in the hopes he might find some deeper identity. Unwillingly would be to let the world do the dissolving for him.
In both the chart of Toronto and Rob Ford the Sun is besieged with difficult aspects. The Sun is the heart of a chart. Toronto’s heart is a bit broken at the moment. It’s hard to imagine that we elected him! Ford’s heart is most likely breaking as well. But although Toronto is our city and we want it to be strong and vibrant, most of us have no personal ability to effect a change in Mr. Ford’s life. The worst would be to enable him to uphold his public image. The man needs to melt away for a while.
Toronto’s difficult transits are soon over (although there appears to be some financial difficulties ahead in 2014); Ford’s problems will last a few more years. May it be that Toronto parts company with its mayor.