The Franken chart is from a public astrology site. It works for me and it seems, him too.

                                                                       from Humble Beginnings

While Alan Stuart Franken was born on May 21, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York, when he was four years old, his father, Joseph Franken, a printing salesman of German Jewish background and his mother, Phoebe Franken (nee Kunst), of Russian Jewish extraction, moved their family to Minneapolis as his father found a better job there running a factory.   Phoebe went into realty sales after a while, too.

His parents were Reformed Jews,, a religious movement that has abandoned many traditional Jewish beliefs, laws, and practices to adapt Judaism to a modern world.  Reformed Jews do not have kosher kitchens, wear clothing to show their separateness from the world, married women wear shetls (wigs),  perform the required prayers or even have a traditional Shabbat ceremony (Friday sunset service) in their home.  Reformed Judaism even allows female rabbis and same sex marriage.  All of this  puts them at great variance with Orthodox Judaism who still follow the Talmud as Law.  

Franken attended Harvard University, and it was there, specifics are unclear, he met his wife Franny Bryson, a Portland, Maine native who was attending Simmons College.  She was not raised Jewish, and her religious is unknown now.    Franken majored in n political science and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in 1973.   Two years later, Phoebe and Al were married and now have two children.

His older brother Owen is a photojournalist, and his cousin Bob is a journalist for MSNBC.

                  Frankly, looking at Al

As I originally mentioned, Celestiology did not rectify this chart.  Working through it, though, I found it to be accurate, so I am using it. Looking at the chart above above, I drew his “Grand Trine” which starts with the Moon, goes to Jupiter, that is slightly out of orb, and finally up at his midheaven is Pluto.  Because Jupiter is out of orb, it foretells that Franken will have problems when he is at the top of his game and come crashing down. 

It is for that reason I use too wide an orb because it is the strongest aspect in the chart until, through progressions or transits, the wide-orbed planet gets too far away thus making the three-legged stool very unstable.  Depending upon where the top planet is, that leg no longer has any support, and that house gets the fall.

Another problem in his chart is while his Saturn is found in its natural house, the eleventh, and makes the next trine to Pallas in Aquarius. If asteroids had lords, or natural proclivities, Pallas Athene would be Aquarius, though typically it is said to be variations of the Virgo (also Pallas as she was the Virgo of the Greek Pantheon). This trine works well for understanding what we once called Senator Franken (he resigned January 2, 2018 in the Harveygate scandal) and was the great hope of the 2020 Democratic Presidential cycle.

                  Making up the Grand Trine

Pluto, in Leo, is directly opposite Ceres in the tenth house cusp, highlighting his need to nurture and care for his social appearance,  which makes sense and could be thought of “scrubbing” which happens all over the net as the search engines and sites get paid to “remove” incriminating data.   In Franken’s case the “soldier woman” in the picture above came forth about his attempted sexual peccadilloes, while he denied it all.

Franken never issued an apology, but as Michael Moore said, “bravely fell on his sword” to get President Trump which was supposed to be a veiled hint at President Trump that he should do the same concerning the  Stormy Daniels rumours.

                       Splashing all over the place

Franken has few conjunctions and at least two major oppositions, making him a SPLASH temperament type, something we have found in many Hollywood Stars, where using others to get ahead is the norm.


As Grandmaster Flash sings, “down at the peepshow watching all the creeps, “, now you can just turn on the boob tube, and elect them to Congress.

*The title is a takeoff on his book published 25 years ago.  Our header photo is from the Atlantic Magazine.


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