Why the Scandal Matters
California Representative Eric Swalwell, who is on the Foreign Intelligence Committee, is in the news for sleeping with a known Chinese spy, Christine Fong, her Chinese name is different depending upon the new source, but the anti-CCP run Epoch Times says Christine’s name is Fang Fang, and she has received lots of secret intelligence briefs from him.
This comes from Axios News Media, created in 2016 by former Politico journalists, who broke the story saying Swalwell is claiming this a Trump ploy. This makes no sense because Swalwell was just re-elected, and if it involved the President, would not have Trump have released this before the election?
Logic does not seem to be Swalwell strength though, because another one of his arguments is he is so poorly under-funded he cannot do background checks on his staff. In the meantime, the Guardian says that Swalwell’s brother and father, the ex-police Chief of Sac City, have defriended Fong after five years of Facebook friendship (this predates his marriage in 2016).
Another California representative, Rho Khanna, has defriended Fong too. There is no mention of Congresswoman Judy Chu’s friend status with Fong.
Swalwell has yet to deny the allegations of cheating on his wife with an aide (shades of Monica Lewinsky) just that he claims he never gave her any information; Nancy Pelosi is “shocked” by the Axios report. Whatever Fong’s official capacity in the Representative’s Office, we know she is an employee of Red China, somewhat like Mata Hari in World War I, using sex to get information to help her side, so no matter how happy Swalwell was in the relationship, and he must have been since it has lasted a while; she is not in it for the sex.
If on the other hand, as he contends, he was not supplying her with intelligence, but just sweet favours, she would have moved onto another pigeon. That is how espionage works.
Eric’s Charts & Natal lines
Swalwell is a bucket with a Moon handle in the ninth house of legislature. His father was the police chief of Sac City, Iowa, and with the fourth house filled to the brim with a large stellium in Libra one sees that justice plays a large part in Eric’s life. In the neighboring fifth house of sex, and creative regeneration, Eric’s problem with women comes into play: a rather fast Moon and very forward Mercury suggesting Eric relies on his good looks and charm to get him out of any difficulty instead of actually facing the issues head on.
The angle of the Moon
Swalwell’s Moon is problematic, hinting Swalwell is his own worst enemy, right there on the ninth house cusp in Aquarius. This has more to do more with the Moon at 29 Aquarius 29, hovering near the eighth house of other people’s money, sex and death. It is also opposite President Trump’s ascendant on the third house cusp, showing how desire to curry favour with the Press, and do what was popular with them in attacking Trump and hopefully taking him down, he would in turn becomes the front runner for 2024 Presidential race, but neither he nor his buddy Schiff delivered that fatal blow.
For with so much air in his chart, Swalwell over thought the situation, and became arrogant. That large stellium blinded him, as he relied too much on other people, not seeing how those relationships, while help get him into the limelight now, could swiftly turn and shut him out, when someone better came along. The backward thrust of the handle encouraged that shortsighted reliance to think only in terms of “now” and not realize what lay ahead. A good scenario of this aspect is Swalwell gets in bed with the Chinese to make a name for himself, never seeing that such a relationship could boomerang.
That made me look to see if there were any major US political figures with so many air conjuncts. I did find another, with lots of conjunctions, also in Libra, but this time in the first house; that chart belongs to former President Bill Clinton. Former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, also has a lot of conjunctions but in the fifth and Aquarius. No one else from McKinley on came close to those two.
His Moon square the Sun on the cusp of the sixth house is also problematic, hinting that while he make not lose his seat, he is a Democrat, he could lose his high profile position on the Intelligence Committee (see the Transiting Mars to Jupiter in Capricorn in the seventh) where he was able to bully Trump with threats of a Russian collusion and fade into oblivion.
High Tech and the FBI
The representative’s Sun’s proximity to Uranus in the sixth tells us that while he claims he has no money for surveillance, Swalwell is technologically savvy enough to take advantage of whatever low-cost information is out there like TruthFinder.com. But frankly he does not even that, as the FBI provides those checks for members of Congress for free, under the Freedom of Information Act, if requested.
Beware of Foreign Ambassadors
On another note, Swalwell’s transiting Venus conjunct natal Sun in the fifth suggests sexual exploits with foreign ambassadors will come to light now
The sextile between his Mars and Venus (the Line of Efficiency) gives him a sexually passionate nature, his tactile way of faking an earth relationship, most likely would lead to extra martial affairs. This is because Mars is on the seventh house cusp there but with Neptune nearby, dupes him, making him think he can fake his way of any problem, and keep his home life intact.
But despite Pelosi’s great protestations, this call is up to Brittany Watt Swalwell, and it is hard without her info, to know how she will proceed, though the marriage chart does provide some hints.
Brittany Watt, formerly of Miami, Florida, met Eric while she was the Director of Sales at the Ritz Carlton in swanky Half-Moon Bay; no dates. The two were married in the Oakland’s County Clerk’s office on October 14 2016 and here I made a guess that because it was at the Country Clerk’s office it was early in the day—basically they were prosaic and the marriage was a formality. This created the chart above, the marriage as a transit to Eric’s natal chart and mirable dictu, we got the marriage’s Part of Fortune 26 Aries 28 the same as his natal Midheaven.
The Sabian symbol for this degree is a panorama of events blended together trying to recapture a lost opportunity, and it gets the warning to beware self-pity. I think that is àpropos, as the chart suggests she was pregnant with their son. The Mars in the seventh though suggests divorce, and conjunct Pluto from infidelity.
It’s too early to say whether Mrs. Swalwell will agree, but since Pelosi already lost many representatives in California, she will undoubtedly put a lot of pressure on Mrs. Swalwell (transiting Sun conjunct transiting Mercury conjunct natal Neptune in the sixth) to do the right thing for the Party; Nancy cannot afford to let her majority shrink any further.
His Line of Motivation, Jupiter to Saturn, is conjunct, as is the current mundane configuration as it goes into the 2020 Great Conjunction next; on his current transit chart, this spans his seventh and eighth houses. As a replay of his birth aspects, it suggests the reason for the scandal coming out now is the CCP no longer needs him having run the well dry.
Finally, his Line of Culture, Neptune to Uranus, is a semi-sextile away, highlighting his self-willed nature that is alas also rather self-indulgent. That may explain his hubris in believing he will get away with scandal, but he is naïve if he thinks Fong was just there for his prowess.
Speaker Pelosi has renewed his position as head of Intelligence because in the current state of American politics, a Democrat can do wrong and as winds point these days, only in the East, surprising or not, does it matter if one is sexually lascivious.