The Bionic Man
Oscar Pistorius is in jail right now awaiting trial for the Valentine’s Day shooting of his girlfriend, Veena Steenkampf. Previously he rose to fame as the first double amputee to win a medal in an able bodied world track event.
Pistorius is a Bionic Man as befits a transhuman athlete in the Aquarian Age – fitted with artificial limbs that some argue give him an unfair advantage over mere mortals. (See my posts on Transhumanism here.)
Pistorius was profiled in the last year in a piece that described him as “more than a little crazy” – a risk taker who was fearful of intruders and an excellent shot at the firing range. This fear is captured in a from November: “Nothing like getting home to hear the washing machine on and think it’s an intruder.”
The astrological chart of Pistorius offers interesting clues into his character. The French website offers a birthtime of 10:30 am on November 22, 1986 (source: email from family member) which indicates Aquarius rising. Aquarius is the sign of detachment and reason, technology and innovation. We can’t be 100% sure of this birthtime, of course, but an Aquarius ascendant is the perfect mask for a Transhuman-type athlete; someone who seeks to shatter the paradigms of what is possible for human beings to accomplish.
His Sun is at the very last degree of Scorpio, often called the “critical” or “anaretic” degree. In medieval astrology the “anareta” was a planet of destruction. While modern astrology doesn’t take these significators literally, the 29th degree indicates a completion of some kind of karma and needs to be taken seriously. The Sun is on the Scorpio/Sagittarius […]