Now that David Stockman's status is diminishing, the focus of the administration's economic policy is transferring to Treasury Secretary Donald Regan, whose stars have been twinkling ever so brightly since early this fall. He was born on Dec. 21, 1918, and has his Sun in Sagittarius. The Sun, Mercury, Saturn, Uranus and Moon configuration endow him with an excellent mind that is sober and cautious, yet inventive and intuitive.
Donald Regan's chart indicates he had to work hard for everything he attained, and he did not mind, for he believes that one should earn one's way in life. He values achievement through effort over sheer luck. His ever-prodding Saturnian desire for excellence has been paying off (and will do so again in the very near future), while his Jupiter is about to prove that his ever-present optimism has been well-founded.
Donald Regan has an excellent perception of human nature; this, combined with warmth in dealing with people, helps him tremendously in putting his plans into action.
What I like about his chart is that it is venturesome but not driven. He is ambitious, but this ambition is held in check. He has enough maturity, ego and strength to be able to laugh and at his own folly. He is a hard worker, but there is an "easy-goingness" on his chart that makes him a nice person to work for, provided one does not do a slipshod job. That is something he cannot stand.
In my column on Donald Regan of Feb. 22, 1981, I said:
"Donald Regan is a part of President Reagan's economic package and I suggest he should be listened to, because Donald Regan has planets in Earth and thus understands the meaning of practicality..." (in contrast to Stockman, who has no planets in Earth).
"Regan's Venus and Jupiter fall exactly on the Sun and Jupiter in the U.S.A. chart and this is bound to bring goodies and benefit our economy.
"His chart and OMB Director Stockman are astrologically linked, and on the surface the two men may appear to get along, but underneath there are two different personalities. Donald Regan shows much more staying power because he is calmer, more intuitive, can have better relationships with people, and is willing to take his time, to get where he wants to go. It is a race between the hare and the turtle.
"This is a chart of a very intelligent man and mature man, a nice man. Ronald Reagan would do well to listen to Regan, and trust any advice this man gives, because any advice will be well thought through from all angles.
"There are two periods of Stress (primarily mental): from February until June, and then again from September through the middle of November. Things will be hectic then, with many sudden changes that demand immediate readjustments."
We passed the middle of November, through a hectic period, with many sudden changes. With David Stockman's meteoric rise to power, followed by his decision to perform spectacular "salto mortale" without a safety net, his chart is currently passing into a comparative oblivion, while Donald Regan's chart is indicating a climb to prominence.
Regan is on the verge of some major breakthrough, a sudden rise in stature and/or a great deal of prominence, and thus he either becomes extremely visible, or changes his current position for another. The changes appear to be imminent and may occur as soon as this December. If not then, they will come in January or February of 1982.
Since those aspects are repeated in May and October of 1982, another set of changes may follow, making the remainder of 1982 very fruitful and exciting for Regan. As for myself, knowing his chart, I would feel very secure if Regan would be listened to on economic matters. Regan is not a gambler, he only takes well-calculated risks -- and those risks always pay off for him and in turn will also pay off for the country.