When I first wrote about Tiger Woods’ little accident outside his house, there was already a hint of impropriety, but who could have imagined the extent to which this drama has unfolded. As of today there are a total of 13 mistresses that have claimed to have been involved with Tiger Woods. As if that weren’t bad enough, his wife has purchased a home in her native Sweden, the local child welfare office paid the Woods’ home a visit, and he has been dropped by several of his lucrative endorsement deals.
And the story, as everyone now knows, goes way beyond infidelity. Lurid tales of three-ways fueled by Ambien cocktails, orgies with prostitutes, and a multitude of Barbie-like mistresses will probably never cease haunting Tiger Woods. And if that weren’t bad enough, Al Sharpton has blasted Woods for his “lack of diversity” in his dalliances and relationships. And yesterday Woods announced that he was taking an indefinite leave from golf to attend to his family.
These affairs are, for the most part, not one-night stands or midnight hookups – they are long-time relationships. Some of them began before Wood’s marriage to Elin Nordgren, and the publicized text messages make it apparent that Woods is a man who is hungry for more than sex – he is hungry for an intensity that his public image does not allow for.
Woods has the Sun in Capricorn, the sign of achievement and success. He was a prodigy and began his career at the age of two. His Sun is squared by Jupiter, bestowing a kingly good fortune upon him but also suggesting that he will be undone by hubris, the sin of pride against the gods. Like Icarus who flew too […]
Alexa Ray Joel, daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley, was hospitalized over the weekend after ingesting eight Traumeel pills – a harmless homeopathic remedy. The that Ms. Joel’s 911 call said that she had wanted to die but changed her mind. Evidently she was distraught after a breakup with her boyfriend, musician Jimmy Riot that occurred about a year ago.
It is often said that depression runs in families, and some scientists believe that it is a chemical imbalance that runs in families and that this imbalance can be treated with pharmaceuticals. Certainly we can see tendencies towards depression in the astrological chart, along with the pathways to healing, and somtimes these tendencies do run in families.
Billy Joel, Ms. Joel’s father, famously suffers from depression. He was hospitalized after a suicide attempt in 1970, and spent a few stints in rehab for drug and alcohol abuse in 2003 and 2005. Mr. Joel’s astrological chart shows a tight square between Pluto (intensity, fear, power and compulsion) to his Sun, showing a tendency to engage in experiences that will push him to the limits of his endurance and beyond. He also has a challenging square between Saturn (insecurity and depression) to Venus, which reveals his difficulty with love and marriage, despite the fact that Jupiter (the planet of good fortune) sits in his seventh house of marriage and partnership. Challenging aspects from Saturn and Pluto to very personal planets like the Sun and Venus often indicate a tendency towards depression and an intensity of experience that goes beyond what others feel.
Alexa Ray Joel’s chart is similarly challenging, with a square from both Mars (anger) and Pluto (compulsion) to […]
As the world knows by know, Tiger Woods was in a car accident in the wee hours of Sunday morning. As he was driving away from his home in Florida he backed into a fire hydrant and hit a tree. He was found with lacerations on his face that evidently occurred from an altercation with his wife as the result of revelations of an affair that Woods had with a nightclub hostess and possible others.
Regardless of what happens in Woods’s personal life, his public image has taken a big hit.
I won’t take the time right now for a detailed analysis of Woods’s astrological chart, but a brief overview reveals that he has the Sun in Capricorn which is the sign of success and achievement. Virgo is rising in the chart (born December 30, 1975 at 10:50 pm, Cypress CA), which reveals his methodical approach to the golf game and his persona and appearance (as represented by the ascendant) of a modest perfectionist (Virgo). His Moon, though, tells a different story – his Moon (representing his emotional needs) is in freedom-loving Sagittarius, optimistic at heart and full of confidence. That confidence is expanded by a very big Jupiter (planet of optimism and good fortune) in the assertive sign of Aries, revealing his inner competitive nature.
Uranus is the planet that inspires reckless behavior and urges us to break free of the shackles in our lives that restrict us. Uranus has been an important influence for Tiger Woods since May of 2008 when it crossed the cusp of Woods’s seventh house of marriage, transiting back and forth over the next 18 months. At the same time Uranus was in a challenging square (90 degree) formation […]
Libra, under the rulership of Venus, is connected with the domain of beauty and all things aesthetic so it’s not surprised that our traditional rules of what is aesthetically pleasing is being challenged now that Saturn (challenges and testing) has entered the sign of Libra.
The Brits are in the forefront of this trend, first of all with the success of , the Channel Five newsreader who was disfigured in a fire when he was 18. Partridge was given a one-week trial to read the news on British TV, and the response to his presence in the newsroom was overwhelmingly positive. Partridge was given the job, one usually given to traditionally attractive individuals.
Now the Brits have struck again with a reality show about the six disabled people left on an island, produced by disabled and starring disabled characters. The show is called “” a takeoff from “Castaways.”
BBC’s first attempt to mainstream the disabled was with the TV show Missing Top Model that ran for one season and was not renewed. But now that Saturn has moved into Libra, perhaps the public is ready for a change in aesthetics – one that delves below the superficial and exposes the real human beauty beneath.
Steven Tyler has been having a difficult time lately. In 2006 he was plagued by health problems including throat surgery and the revelation of Hepatitis C, and in 2008 he revealed that he was back in rehab for his addiction problems. This past summer he fell off the stage in South Dakota as his band Aerosmith toured the country, forcing the cancellation of several tour dates and leading to speculation that Tyler still has a drug problem. Since the fall in August of 2009 Tyler has been quoted as saying he will be leaving the band to pursue “Brand Tyler,” but he has also been quoted as saying he will not be leaving the band.
Tyler astrological chart shows that he has the Sun in Aries, the sign of leadership with a very strong will. Aries people are driven by a need to assert themselves and their own individuality, and Tyler is no exception. However, that Sun is opposed by Neptune, planet of mystery and transcendence. Neptune urges us to seek an experience that transcends material reality, and this can mean a life of spiritual pursuit, or a life that is addicted to escapism. Tyler also has Mercury, the planet of communication and the mind, in the sign of Pisces which is ruled by Neptune, so this broadens the influence of the Neptunian escapism. The same influence that encourages us to transcend reality also brings tremendous creativity, and there is no dispute that Tyler has been one of the most creative (and flamboyant) forces in the rock world for many years.
Tyler has a stressful combination of Mars […]