John Townley on J.K. Rowling

John Townley has posted of the author of the Harry Potter series on the Matrix site:

Saturn rules the whole operation, the handle of a bucket-pattern chart, but itself in Pisces the Neptune-ruled sign of fantasy, so one could expect this kind of approach to life would rule her personality.

That Saturn is opposed to a huge, dark stellium of Pluto, Uranus, Moon, Venus, and Mercury all in Virgo, adding the endless gothic details which flesh out the fantasy world which she creates. It has similarities to her predecessor, J. R. Tolkien, whose bucket chart is swung by a Neptune-Pluto conjunction, but his features three planets in the first degrees of their signs (Saturn, Mercury, and Moon), making him logically more the originator. This pattern is interrupted by a square of Jupiter to Saturn and Moon, which can make for some repetitiveness and a tendency toward the overblown. In a children’s book, of course, that really works for her.

Neptune, planet of fantasy, is as might be expected trine the Saturn bucket handle, so it all fits together smoothly. You couldn’t look for a better chart for a dark fantasy writer, and when you add that happy Leo Sun, you get one for kids, not something more adult and personal like Anne Rice. That one big taste of fire high in the chart is what keeps the take positive and prevents it from becoming too deep and depressing, which could otherwise easily happen with this combination.

Evidently Ms. Rowling is having her Progressed Full Moon now (with her progressed Sun and Moon in opposition). My own progressed Full Moon five years ago was a time of powerful change, synthesizing my emotional needs with my work life. Ms. Rowling […]

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By |2007-07-23T16:18:00-04:00July 23rd, 2007|People|Comments Off on John Townley on J.K. Rowling

The Compassion of George Bush

bushand an astrological update of the US President

President Bush recently showed his compassionate nature when he commuted the prison sentence of his loyal soldier Scooter Libby because he felt the sentence was “excessive.” He demonstrated a great deal of sympathy for the man who merely lied to protect him and decried the suffering of his wife and children. Still, I was reminded that this was the same man who, while governor, was the overseer over more executions than any other governors in recent US history. Bush explained in his autobiography that it was not his job to “replace the verdict of a jury unless there are new facts or evidence of which a jury was unaware, or evidence that the trial was somehow unfair” and therefore it was not up to him to pardon those that were sentenced to death. This is the same man that observed the wreckage of New Orleans from 5,000 feet and seems to care little for the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis killed in his war of liberation.

The President was born under the sign of Cancer, and as such he has a tremendous compassion and desire to nurture those that he loves. Cancer is a tribal sign – loyalty to one’s own is paramount. Extremely sensitive to attack from outside, Cancer will fearlessly protect members of the tribe from that outside influence. You can read more about President Bush’s chart in this earlier article and this update, but it is significant that a stellium of four planets in Libra (Neptune, Chiron, Moon and Jupiter) all square this Cancer Sun, creating challenge in his ability to accomplish that tribal protection.

The square from Jupiter (King of the […]

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By |2019-05-11T07:30:34-04:00July 20th, 2007|People, Politics|Comments Off on The Compassion of George Bush

Chiron and Cindy Sheehan

Jill at Brilliant at Breakfast has today on the need for Cindy Sheehan to get some grief counseling. I think it’s safe to say that there are few on the left who don’t respect the work that Cindy Sheehan has done in gaining recognition for the debacle that is the Iraq War, but as Jill so brilliantly puts it:

When Sheehan announced in May that she was tired of being the right’s favorite punching bag and going home, I cheered her decision. Because the point of her tribute to her son had been lost — some of it her own inadvertent doing due to her inexperience as an activist, much of it not. Whatever her mistakes may have been, the way Sheehan has been treated by the right is reprehensible, and part of a campaign of smears and lies that seems to be directed at only women who dare to speak out against this Administration. Kristen Breitweiser, a Republican voter whose husband died in the World Trade Center, has been another target of the right wing lie machine for daring to ask the necessary questions.

Yet by now it wasn’t just the right that was using Sheehan as its favorite punching bag. In she wrote at Daily Kos, she decries those on the left who had branded her an “attention whore.” This diary encapsulates everything that has been wrong with the very activist left into whose embrace she fell. It’s impossible to read this diary and not recognize someone who not only has realized that she’s been used as a tool by some of the most counterproductive elements of the antiwar movement, but whose emotional state has gone completely off the rails. I recognize it […]

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By |2007-07-10T21:22:00-04:00July 10th, 2007|People, Politics|Comments Off on Chiron and Cindy Sheehan

Michael Moore: a Natural Iconoclast

Whether you love him or hate him, there’s no denying that Michael Moore is a force of nature. A look at his birth chart helps to explain why.

Although Moore was born under the sign of Taurus, a sign that gives resilience and persistence as well as a deeply stubborn nature, but is associated more with serenity and stability than the kind of radical behavior Moore is known for. It is a conservative sign, a sign of tradition that abhors change which is surprising until you discover that Moore is a staunch Catholic who trained for the priesthood. The Sun sign shows the essence of who we are rather than our personality; the rising sign (or ascendant) shows the way we are perceived by others and the style of our personality. Moore’s rising sign is Leo which illustrates his need to be recognized and seen as a special and unique individual and there is some conflict between the need for publicity of Leo and the hankering for peace and quiet of Taurus.

Pluto is rising in the first house of personality in Moore’s chart, and despite its recent reclassification Pluto is the planet of transformation and power, bringing the death and destruction of anything that stands in the way of our evolution. Pluto can be somewhat ruthless, and individuals with Pluto rising in their chart are dealing with issues of power. This is not to say that everyone with Pluto rising is ruthless because that power can be used in a softer way to encourage rather than to manipulate, but there is an innate knowledge of the uses of power and an intensity in the personality that can be intimidating to some and offputting to many. The force of Moore’s personality is well-documented; one friend has said […]

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By |2007-06-25T10:43:00-04:00June 25th, 2007|People, Politics|Comments Off on Michael Moore: a Natural Iconoclast

Jessica Simpson: Venus/Neptune in Action

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Jessica Simpson can’t seem to stay away from John Mayer; despite reports that they split in May, she has been photographed leaving his hotel in the middle of the night. Jessica’s chart shows that with her Sun in Cancer, she is exceptionally sensitive and easily hurt. Cancers feel everything deeply and hold family as the most important thing in their lives, and Jessica is very close to her family. In relationships, Jessica is a romantic. Venus in her chart is in Gemini which needs lots of people around, but her Venus is challenged by dreamy and romantic Neptune which causes her to see all of her relationships through an idealized rose-colored lens. Millions of viewers watched as Jessica’s fairytale romance with Nick Lachey was played out on their reality tv show, and then the same viewers watched as the fairytale disintegrated. Despite the apparent fact that Jessica instigated the breakup, she was still resentful when Nick started seeing Vanessa Minillo just weeks afterward.

Jessica’s Venus/Neptune opposition shows that she has a tendency to lose herself (Neptune) in her relationships, as we saw with her dying her hair dark when she was seeing John Mayer. As soon as the breakup was announced, Jessica went back to blonde.

With three planets in Libra, John Mayer desires nothing more than peace and harmony, and his songs relay that sweetness and sensitivity. John is a romantic too, with his Moon conjunct Neptune that bestows creativity and a dreamy imagination. But there is a tendency for Libra to love the […]

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By |2018-07-15T10:14:33-04:00June 13th, 2007|People|Comments Off on Jessica Simpson: Venus/Neptune in Action

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