Politics

Keith Olberman fired from Current TV

Keith Olbermann astrologyKeith Olbermann became a folk hero when he was one of a very small number of media personnel that spoke out against the war in Iraq.  His popularity as host of the Countdown show on MSNBC was on the wane when he was fired last year by MSNBC and went to work for Al Gore at Current TV.   (You can read my original astrological profile of Keith Olbermann here.)

Olbermann’s progressed Sun just moved into Aries about two weeks ago.  Aries is the sign of initiation and independence, and Olbermann has always been stubborn (Mars in Taurus) and with a tendency towards vindictiveness (Mars opposite Scorpio Jupiter).  When the progressed Sun changes signs (which only happens every 30 years), there is a shift in attitude and the personality begins to take on the color of the new sign.

It’s an interesting astrological fact that the signs next to each other in the zodiac have nothing in common so when the progressed Sun moves from one sign to the next it is a really big shift.  In this case Olbermann is moving from Pisces, which generally seeks the path of least resistance and a path of peace.  This has likely moderated some of Olbermann’s natural tendency towards bossiness with that Mars/Jupiter opposition, but then when his progressed Sun moved into Aries the gloves would have come right off.

There aren’t any real details available yet about what happened behind the scenes, it will be interesting to learn what really happened.  Current TV is claiming excessive absences and it does appear that Olbermann was taking more vacations than usual.

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By | 2012-03-30T06:00:22+00:00 March 30th, 2012|Politics|0 Comments

Breitbart and Limbaugh in the news

I was just working on the chart for Andrew Breitbart, the conservative columnist who died last week, when Rush Limbaugh made news for being more horrifically obnoxious than usual.  So today we have a dual post on conservative newsmakers. Andrew Breitbart (2/1/69, time unknown, Los Angeles) was a conservative writer who wrote for the Drudge report and Huffington Post as well as the Washington Times and also ran his own conservative blog syndication site.  Like Limbaugh, his style was forceful, pompous and angry and extremely self-righteous (in fact, his book was titled “Righteous Indignation: Excuse me while I save the world). He  died of a sudden heart attack during his Uranus opposition, the transit that occurs for all of us around age 41-43.  Uranus in Breitbart’s chart was conjunct Jupiter, the planet that shows where we want to be god.  Individuals with Jupiter conjunct Uranus have a fierce passion to be an agent of change, and with these two planets opposite a painful conjunction of Venus and Chiron in his chart, it is likely that his passion to create change was fueled by some internal misery. A transit of Uranus over a system like this generally creates an urge for a sudden change in life, and very rarely results in death.  Because we don’t know the time Breitbart was born we don’t know his ascendant, but he was a Full Moon personality with the Aquarius (Uranus-ruled) Sun opposing the Moon in Leo.  Full Moon people are generally at an evolutionary crossroads as this is the culmination of the lunar cycle.  The conscious mind (Sun) opposes the lunar instincts and create tension that requires continual conflict in order to make the adjustments required to move forward in life. With Chiron tightly conjunct […]

By | 2012-03-06T06:43:25+00:00 March 6th, 2012|Death, Politics|0 Comments

Uranus square Pluto: Will Scotland secede?

Photo from the . The entry of Uranus, planet of independence and revolution, into Aries, the sign of the warrior, brought the Arab Spring, Occupy Everything, and numerous other minor and major revolutions around the world.  Now it is even inspiring . Young people all over the world are rising up (Uranus in Aries) against the establishment (Pluto in Capricorn) for a variety of reasons.  In many countries (Algeria, Syria, Chile, Spain, India, Egypt, Israel, Tibet, Russia) young people with little to lose are expressing the revolutionary force of the Uranus/Pluto square which began last summer and intensifies later this spring. that Scottish independence could have a domino effect in an already weakened Europe:

Analysts in Brussels say Scottish independence could trigger a fundamental redrawing of the relationship between Britain and the European Union – something that could have profound implications for countries such as Belgium, Spain and Italy which have their own powerful separatist movements. “Would the way the EU handles Scotland also apply if other states were to split, like Belgium or Spain?” asked Piotr Maciej Kaczynski of the Centre for European Policy Studies. “The impact on other countries, especially Spain and Belgium, could be enormous,” he said. Analysts predict that some member states could target a multi-billion-euro rebate Britain gets from the EU budget, as well as “opt-outs” from the troubled euro and the Schengen open borders agreement.

The European Union itself was a brainchild of the Uranus/Neptune conjunction in 1992 and 1993, with its wildly creative and generally impractical application of revolutionary (Uranus) idealism (Neptune).  It took hold during the Pluto in Sagittarius period from 1995-2008, during which globalism (a Sagittarian concept if ever […]

By | 2012-03-02T07:40:33+00:00 March 2nd, 2012|Politics|1 Comment

The Astrological State of the Union

astrology of the USLike people, countries have astrology charts that are based from the date and time of their inception.  There is a great deal of argument among astrologers over which is the “real” chart for the US, and if you like you can read more about that argument and why I use the Sibly chart here.

In my Astrological State of the Union post from 2009 I wrote:

The United States is at an astrological crossroads.  The US progressed Mars turned retrograde last year, and is searching for a new direction.  Pluto, god of transformation, has been challenging the US Midheaven, the point of public perception.  The qualities that gave the US its power over the past 400 years will not work for the next 400, and the nation will have to adapt.  Economic systems are changing and becoming much more tenuous and fluid as they go global.  Traditional social systems are weakening and require a new way of looking at the way humans form families and cultural groups.  As a people we must become more lithe and limber so that we can adapt to the changing collective, or we will not survive the 21st century.  This is not a time to look back and long for the conservative values of the 1950s – those days are over.  There is a new day dawning, and we will have to be ready for it.

This is no less true today.  The transit of Pluto, planet of destruction and regeneration, in a square to the US Midheaven oversaw the breakdown of much of American life which resulted in the appearance of a decline in the American role as world superpower.  Uranus, the planet of radical change and revolution, is preparing to transit in opposition to […]

By | 2012-01-30T07:11:43+00:00 January 30th, 2012|Politics|1 Comment

The astrology of SOPA

SOPA astrologySOPA is the Stop Online Piracy Act currently under discussion in the US House of Representatives.  At first glance, stopping online piracy sounds like a good idea.  I know that I myself have found plenty of my articles circulating on the Net under someone else’s byline.  But when you dig a little deeper into the language of the 75 page bill you find requirements that internet provides monitor the usage of its customers to ensure that rogue sites are not visited, and gives the Justice Department the authority to shut down websites that do not comply.

From an astrological perspective, the Internet is ruled by the planet Uranus, the giver of technology and innovation.  Uranus entered the sign of Aries last year, bringing the energy of aggressive force and self-orientation (Aries) into Uranian realms and intensifying the natural rebellious tendencies of Uranus.

Pluto is the planet of death, power and transformation, and it governs experiences that take us to the limit of endurance and then push us a little further.  In 2008 Pluto entered Capricorn,  the sign of social and economic structures.  Pluto seeks to consolidate power, while at the same time breaking down existing structures that are weak or corrupt so that they can be rebuilt, and the mission Pluto in Capricorn is clear: force the rebuilding of the very fabric of society.

Over the next few years  the revolutionary fervor that we have seen over the past year with Uranus in Aries will continue as Uranus and Pluto face off in a challenging square (90 degree) aspect.  As the power structure (Pluto) finds it more difficult to control the freedom (Uranus) of the masses it will seek more egregious measures to do so (Pluto) , which […]

By | 2012-01-18T08:02:49+00:00 January 18th, 2012|Astrology, Politics|4 Comments
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