Ron DeSantis, Governor of Florida, who describes himself as a mini-Trump is losing the fight to control the coronavirus outbreak in his state with deaths and cases rising to the level of one of the world’s biggest hotspots. The Orlando Sentinel editorial board wrote: “If coronavirus were a hurricane, it seemed to reach category 5 status over the weekend. Florida needs decisive, resolute guidance to get through this storm.”
DeSantis has pushed to reopen schools quickly despite safety concerns, was slower than other governors to issue an initial stay-at-home order, and has championed the reopening of the economy at every turn, even supporting the reopening of Disney World in Orlando last week. His approval ratings are still above water, unlike Trump, with the governor’s favourables above 50%. But they are slipping.
Born 14 September 1978 in Florida, he’s a Sun Virgo in a slippery square to Neptune with a superficially charming Jupiter in flashy Leo square Venus in Scorpio; and a hard-working Saturn Mercury in Virgo – you’d think with all that Virgo he’d be on top of a pandemic. At the moment he has his Solar Arc Neptune square his Mars, possibly for the rest of this year which should be inducing panic even if he doesn’t show it, with failure writ large.
Over the election in early November he has an irritated setback from tr Saturn square his Mars – but to remember the result may not declare within days given the aggravation showing at the Inauguration. Whatever happens, he will not be a happy camper as he moves ahead. In March 2021 he picks up the trapped, scary, totally blocked tr Pluto square his Mars for two years and later in March 2021 a debilitating tr Neptune opposition his Sun starts a year long trek which won’t make 2021/22 progressive or successful for him.
The Florida state chart, 3 March 1845, has Solar Arc Neptune opposition the Saturn in Aquarius, which is classic for an epidemic. But it won’t last much beyond this year. Though 2021/22 will see failed plans with tr Pluto conjunct the Fl Mars/Neptune midpoint; and more of similar in 2023/24 with tr Neptune square the Florida Mars.