The Synastry of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris: Ms. Libra and Mr. Scorpio

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The US election is today, so while we wait for the news, I wanted to take a look at the synastry between Kamala Harris (of California) and Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden (of Pennsylvania). Predictably the PCP-induced, psychotic break that is American politics has labeled her everything from Antifa-abortionist to pro-police crypto-fascist. Alas. In the midst of this ballyhoo, we got curious about the question that no one is asking really: What is the astrological synastry between old Joe Biden and Kamala Harris? Are they good for each other, let alone America? In astrology, synastry is the study of compatibility between two charts. According to this theory, you can understand the potential ups and downs of couples, business partnerships, siblings, etc., through the way each individual’s planets and houses interact with their partner’s, wife’s, or Vice Presidential nominee’s.

How compatible are Biden and Harris according to Astrology?

Biden is a Scorpio and Kamala is Libra, which makes sense since her whole life has been connected to Justice, be it Attorney General, legislator, lawyer, etc. Even though Kamala’s justice-inflected Libra-dom is fitting for her life narrative, when it comes to synastry lunar placements in relation to a given partner are more important. Biden’s moon is feminine fixed earth energy in Taurus, while Harris has fiery Aries masculine moon. 
Meaning what?  On one level, they are on some good yin/yang. Where Aries Moon can be volatile and expressive, Taurus is calm, steady, and unwavering. Taurus is usually understanding but unperturbed by Aries’s occasional outbursts of indignation, impatience, frustration, etc. Taurus’s even temper and calmness have a soothing, healing effect on Aries, so their moons can actually work well together and she can maybe bring out a bit more fire in the belly approach to his more usual calm demeanor.

So far so good. But let’s go deeper, where things get less ebony and ivory. Remember back in the pre-Covid Democratic debates when Kamala turned Joe Biden’s voting history into a toddler that she spanked on national television? Kamala has got a very outspoken Mars-opposition- Saturn that squares Biden’s Scorpio Sun, Mercury, and Venus. A square suggests difficulty in astrology. Because Kamala’s Mars squares Joe’s Sun (SELF), expect some unsmooth sailing. If this were a sexual relation, they’d be fighting and fucking after hours and on their lunch breaks. 
A final note: Her Venus in Virgo conjuncts his midheaven (that is, his Public Point). This is a lovely aspect denoting good PR together. As Venus rules love and money, they will muster up more enthusiasm and love from the public and potentially campaign funding–both of which we are seeing already. 
The two don’t have next level synastry, but it’s way better than the loveless, sexless, joyless, nightmarish relationship we have at the moment between ½ of America and the other.

By Clarisse Monahan / VenusInRetrograde

Clarisse Monahan

I got into Astrology in the catacombs of my University library, while accidentally chancing upon a book on Renaissance astronomy and its world of polymaths, omens, and stars. At first, it seemed quite unlike the philosophical universe I was supposed to be writing about-the one of the logical rules hung up like salty fish along reason's tight string. But I've come to see that both systems heavenly and sublunar-are governed by deep, predictable patterns. I've taken this insight into my professional Astrology and Tarot practice, third-eye fully open to the deep cosmic alignments and principles that structure our experience of time. Life seems convoluted and non-linear, but astrology can clarify one's sense of place in the greater cosmic order. As well as astrology and tarot, I also designed a collection of Astro Americana collection of zodiac shirts which is inspired by county fairs, amusement parks, airbrush booths, and the kitsch pleasures of American cultural referents—big cars, baseball hats, Las Vegas casinos, etc. I wanted to combine these motifs with the equally outlandish and strange exuberance of the Zodiac so that when you wear these shirts you feel as cosmically large as whatever sign you choose to be. Clarisse Monahan Website