Month: February, 2012

Sun in Virgo, Moon in Scorpio: "This article will self destruct in five seconds"

Editor’s Note, 10/30/2012: Make sure to also check out the following article on Virgo/Scorpio:

Sun in Virgo, Moon in Scorpio: The Super Spy and the Special Educator, the Smartly Dressed Detective and the Secretly Sexy Librarian

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Oriented to details, Virgo is considered the Analyst of the Zodiac. Oriented to secrets, Scorpio is the Covert Operative of the Zodiac. The combination of a detail oriented Virgo Sun with the clandestine instincts of Scorpio Moon makes for a Sun/Moon pairing uniquely suited for detective work, detailed analysis, and forensic research.

What I’ve discovered doing this Sun/Moon profiles is that inevitably the articles themselves take on the characteristics of that Sun/Moon pairing. An article on an Aries/Gemini will be short, sweet, and have a rapid fire “rat-a-tat-tat” quality to it while an article on a Cancer/Pisces will involve imagery, photography, and watery realms both physical and emotional. This article is on Virgo/Scorpio so it’s going to assign you the *job* (Virgo) of getting to the bottom of a *mystery* (Scorpio) by way of forensic research (Virgo) and detailed analysis (Virgo):

Your mission dear reader, should you decide to accept it, is to determine the true astrological identity of the Central Intelligence Agency.

As usual, if you or any of your cohorts are caught viewing these materials at work or on any publicly accessible computers the author will have no choice but to disavow any knowledge of your actions. Good luck.

According to Astro.com, the CIA was created (born) on July 26th, 1947. (Source) This makes it a Leo Sun, Scorpio Moon. Astro.com says their birthdate for the agency has a Roden Rating of “A” which means it’s considered to be quite accurate. But, as with the work the agency does, things are not always as they seem.

I’m going to have to go out on a limb here and say I think they’ve got the wrong birthday. July 26th, 1947 is the day President Eisenhower signed the National Security Act of 1947. The provisions of the act – which included the creation of the CIA – specifically did not take effect until September 18th of that year. (Source) The July 26th date could thus be analogized to the public announcement of an upcoming event with the actual event not occurring until almost a month later. If a couple, for instance, announced their wedding on July 26th but said “Our actual wedding will take place on September 18th” we would use September 18th as the wedding’s date of birth for astrological purposes.

Furthermore, on its official website the CIA lists its date of creation as September 18th, 1947. (Source) This makes the agency a Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon. (Chart)

Leo or Virgo: “Lights, camera, action” or Quiet and Anonymous Analysis?

More importantly, if we analyze the behavior of the agency it becomes quite clear that it is expressing as a Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon not a Leo Sun, Scorpio Moon.

On July 26th, 1947, Eisenhower (The King, Leo = the King) signed an act on stage, in full view of the public (Leo loves the stage) that involved the creation of a host of clandestine (Scorpio) agencies. Take a look at the photo of Eisenhower signing the document. It was a big media day for its time complete with “lights, camera, action!” and even an audience, all the things you’d expect from an event with its sun in Leo:

Eisenhower signed the National Security Act on July 26th 1947 but the CIA itself was not born until September 18th, 1947

Most of what the CIA does is “analysis” (Virgo) of intelligence regarding secrets (Scorpio), not public performances (Leo). Looking through bank accounts, sifting through emails, pouring over satellite photos to find minor anomalies that may lead to larger conspiracies is the type of detail oriented work that Virgo eats for breakfast. Hand that type of work to a textbook Leo and he’d be bored out of his mind and running to his hairdresser by lunchtime.

The public may think of the agency as high profile (Leo) but the reality is much more mundane (Virgo). Very little of the agency’s resources, proportionally speaking, goes into the type of public media displays associated with the zodiac’s most brightly theatrical sign. The agency has sought to influence public opinion by way of journalists (a Virgoan profession) but in a fashion far more consistent with Virgo’s preference for working behind the scenes than Leo’s desire to be center stage. (See NY Times article “The Mighty Wurlitzer” for more on this)

The agency also frowns upon “show offs” in its ranks in favor of “quiet professionals” who prefer to remain anonymous. Virgo Sun is perfectly happy to do its job quietly and competently. Leo Sun is many things but “quiet and anonymous” it is not. To illustrate: Actress Jennifer Lopez is a Leo Sun, Scorpio Moon native and a very representative one at that. Can you imagine her ever going anywhere or doing anything while remaining “quiet and anonymous”?

Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon Dark Side: “Everything and everybody has a price . . .”

According to astrologer Liz Greene, the dark side of Virgo’s high standards is the mentality that “everything and everybody has a price”. Leo’s shadow, on the other hand, is pomp and bombast. If you’re at all familiar with agency’s history it’s clear that the Virgoan shadow of “everything and everybody having a price” is very much the modus operandi of its more infamous episodes. In Operation Ajax (1953), for instance, the agency dispatched Kermit Roosevelt Jr. to Iran with little more than a briefcase full of cash knowing that bribes were all that was needed to overthrow the democratically elected Mohammad Mosaddegh.

The real reason the agency overthrew Mosaddegh? He made the mistake of insisting that Anglo-American oil interests pay relatively small royalties (20%) on the petroleum they withdrew from Iran’s oil fields. Virgo, the dark side of which is associated with “the Hustler” archetype, is much more likely to haggle over price than showy Leo.

Furthermore, from the perspective of the American people, the coup was pulled off very quietly and efficiently (Virgo) with little to none of the pomp and bombast associated with the dark side of a Leo Sun.

So both the public record (the agency’s website) and the nature of the work it does indicate it is much more likely to be a Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon than a Leo Sun, Scorpio Moon.

Astro-Twins: The Central Intelligence Agency and the Impossible Mission Force

One of the CIA’s astro-twins is none-other than the hit 1960s television series Mission Impossible starring Peter Graves as the chief of the “Impossible Mission Force”. The show debuted (was born) September 17th, 1966 making it a Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon just like the CIA. (Chart) The second season of the show even included an episode entitled “The Astrologer”. No joke:

According to astrologers Suzi and Charles Harvey, the Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon individual is “the observant artisan whose quiet concentration and industry is respected and emulated by many.” (Source) I’d say that’s a pretty good one sentence summary of the original Mission Impossible series. One of the smartest and most respected series in television history, it’s been emulated by many but matched by none. Four decades after the show disappeared from the airwaves the truth about the astrological identity of its real life astro-twin the Central Intelligence Agency can now be revealed.

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Sun in Aquarius the Eccentric, Moon in Scorpio the Sex-Addict: A Valentine's Day for Your Inner Super Freak

That Plutonic punk astrologer known as Willow of Willows Web has posted an excellent summary of the astrological placements that will be in play this Valentine’s Day. As Willow points out in her post, one of the key configurations this year is a square between the Sun in “friendly-and-detached, live-and-let-live” Aquarius and the Moon in “sex-or-death, ride-or-die” Scorpio. (Source).

In most cases there isn’t anything of much significance I’d have to add to Willow’s deeply astute writings. This time, however, I think there is one thing she may have overlooked, at least in regards to the nature of the day’s Sun/Moon pairing. Aquarius is the sign of the Eccentric and the Experimenter while Scorpio is the sign of the Sex Addict. The combination of an experimental Aquarius Sun and a sex-addicted Scorpio Moon form the Sun/Moon pairing of “the Super Freak”. To illustrate: Rick James himself – the original Super Freak – is an Aquarius Sun, Scorpio Moon. (Chart)

In their 1994 book Sun Sign Moon Sign, astrologers Suzi and Charles Harvey describe the Aquarius Sun, Scorpio Moon individual as follows:

You have a powerful, magnetic personality which may have a hypnotic effect on many people. Like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, your creative potential is enormous . . .

Your Aquarian Sun is the rational scientist; your Scorpio Moon is the hungry sensualist. Being deeply rooted in both realms gives you powerful insight into the vast spectrum of human nature. You are a good investigator of the human psyche and or the human body . . . (Source)

“Enormous creative potential” could just as well be a synonym for “Super Freak” while there’s probably few people on the planet who’ve investigated the realms of “hungry sensuality” and “vast spectrums of human nature” or done more mind altering experiments on the human body than Mr. James.

The Harvey’s metaphoric image for the Aquarius Sun, Scorpio Moon combination is “A researcher presents his findings to colleagues at a Science for Humanity Conference.” (Source) That’s actually a nice approximation of the Rick James’s video for Super Freak if you just think about it a bit. Mr. James certainly was a “researcher” of sorts and the Super Freak video could be characterized as a presentation of his findings. His research will probably never show up at a “Science for Humanity” conference but I’d hazard to guess it’s been discussed by other group associations of an experimental nature.

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Copyright Matthew David Savinar, 2012

Sun in Gemini, Moon in Pisces: The Professor of the Fantastic and the Phantasmal (Also, "The Astrological Anatomy of the John Friend Anusara Yoga Scandal")

Gemini is the sign most associated with quickness and cunning, communication and cross-pollination, dexterity and duplicity. Symbolized as two twins talking to each other, this is the sign of the Messenger and the Trickster, the Blogger and the Bookseller, the Writer and the Journalist, the Sales Rep and the Spin Doctor, the Numbers Runner and the Negotiator, the Quick Thinker and the Quick Change Artist. When a person’s Sun (identity) is in Gemini their life mission will eventually come to encompass communication in some fashion. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Salman Rushdie, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Tupac Shakur, and Joan Rivers are all Gemini Suns who came to be identified with the ability to express their ideas with tremendous dexterity.

Sitting 90 degrees from Gemini is Pisces, the sign of Mystic and the Martyr, the Poet and the Artist, the Intuitive and the Psychic, the Sinner and the Saint, the Savior and the Dispossessed. Symbolized as two fishes swimming in opposite directions, Pisces is as sensitive to changes in emotional temperature as fish are to changes in water temperature. Stemming from its ocean going nature, Pisces understands that the psychic and emotional “spaces” where one person (or entity) ends and another begins are as permeable as the boundaries of the oceans:

When a person’s Moon (emotional needs) is in Pisces, they need to spend time in mystical, artistic, altered or meditative realms in order to feel emotionally nourished. Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Edgar Allen Poe, and Gene Roddenberry (creator of Star Trek) are all Pisces Moons who fed their emotional bodies by spending time in trans-dimensional pursuits.

Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon: Multiple Personalities, Multiple Dimensions

When a highly communicative, cross-pollinating Gemini Sun is paired with a trans-dimensional Pisces Moon, the result is one of the most imaginative, sociable, and truly original of the 144 Sun/Moon parings. Musician Prince, for instance, is a Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon. (Prince’s Chart) His ability to cross-pollinate between rock, funk, jazz, and soul has enabled him to produce music that has been as original as it is creative.

Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon natives tend to be more right brained creative types than left brained analytical types. They make for great musicians, artists, poets, dancers, and dream interpreters. As astrologers Suzie and Charles Harvey point out in their book Sun Sign Moon Sign, this pairing is at its best when working with the imaginative and the invisible, the mysterious and the opaque, the fantastic and the phantasmal:

You want to understand and express the intangibles about people and what makes them tick . . . you are a natural student of the non-rational and do not have to be convinced that ‘there are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy’. You have an ability to work with symbols and images . . . your desire to express the inexpressible requires an art form, not a chat. (Source)

Prince, in addition to being one of the world’s most creative musicians, is famous for having changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol. That’s Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon for you: always original if occasionally perplexing.

The textbook Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon individual has the potential to earn money through creative pursuits but they’re usually not the best at safe-keeping of funds. This pairing really needs to be in art or music school, not accounting or business. Imagine, for instance, if Prince got a hold of your checkbook. You’d no doubt get it back at some point but the checks contained therein would likely have some incredibly creative calligraphy or art work on them, rendering them beautiful but not very usable. Less scrupulous Gemini/Pisces individuals might find a way to beam your money into dimensions unknown, none of which are insured by FDIC.

John Friend, the founder of the Anusara school Yoga, is also a Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon. (Friend’s Chart) A July 2010 NY Times article referred to him as “the Yoga Mogul” due to the popularity of Anusara and the dedication of its devotees to the school’s “Principals of Alignment.” (Source) Friend also teaches classes on symbols and the non-rational such as sacred geometry and pyramid power. Here’s a video of Friend at a 2006 teacher training seminar demonstrating the soft touch, charming sociability, and adeptness with the symbolic that made him such an effective and popular teacher:

As wonderfully creative and sensitive as the Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon pairing tends to be, it comes with its set of challenges just like each of the 144 Sun/Moon pairings do. In his 1978 book Sun Signs Moon Signs, astrologer Jefferson Anderson refers to this pairing as “The Split Personality” who must be absolutely sure to exercise discernment in matters of the heart:

The opposite sex is captivated by your charming disposition and subtle, incisive wit. You have a very romantic nature, but you’d better exercise all of your powers of discrimination and intuition when choosing a partner. (Source)

On a similar note the Harveys tell us that one of the greatest challenge for the Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon native is “a lack of boundaries . . .” (Source)

Transiting Saturn Square Friend’s Natal Mars: Accusations of Severe Ethical Misconduct

The ethical misconduct that Friend is currently accused of are, if even partially true, a very public example of what happens when the less pleasant aspects of the Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon pairing are not handled in an appropriate manner. The specifics of the accusations have been documented at length by the Huffington Post and the blog YogaDork. They need not be rehashed other than to say they pertain to professional and interpersonal manipulations far more serious than the standard “yoga guru sleeps with students” fare.

The accusations surfaced on February 3rd, 2012 just as transiting Saturn at 29 degrees Libra was making a precise square to Friend’s natal Mars at 29 degrees Cancer. Saturn is “the Lord of Karma” while Mars in a man’s chart represents how he projects his masculine “heat” into the world, both sexually and financially. Astrologer Robert Hand explains the meaning of a square from transiting Saturn to a person’s natal Mars in his book Planets in Transit:

This can be a time of intense ego conflicts with others and you are very likely to be the loser if you are not careful. Your ambitions may provoke others to try to stop you . . . . (Source)

The transiting South Node (blowback from the past) was also hitting Friend’s Sun (identity) in Gemini (The Twins), the shadow of which is associated with double talk, double dealing, and living a double life. Astrologer Celeste Teal explains the meaning of this contact in her book Lunar Nodes:

Changes in recognition, often with unexpected problems cropping up. The ego and identity is forced into a downshift and it will be difficult to maintain status and position. (Source)

While the accusations against Friend have not been proven, a very public exodus of some of the Anusara brand’s foremost teachers has occurred in the weeks since they surfaced. (Source) At least one of the brand’s most respected teachers has admitted to being complicit in unspecified misconduct on the part of Friend. (Source)

John Friend’s South Node in Aries: Past Lives About Courage but also Rule by Fear

The South Node is the primary past life indicator in a person’s chart. (If you are not comfortable with the concept of past lives, just think of them as a metaphoric narrative tool.) It tells us what behavior patterns a person most intensely expressed in past lives as well as where they got things wrong. Friend’s natal South Node is at 11 degrees Aries. This means that in past lives he was a pioneer or trailblazer who demonstrated great initiative but likely took Aries’ penchant for recklessness, rule by fear, and belief in the ethos of “my way or the highway” to excess.

John Friend’s North Node in Libra: Work to be Done on Balance of Power Issues

The North Node is the solution to whatever the pitfalls, shortcomings, excesses, abuses or traumas of a person’s South Node. In short, it represents “The Program” they’re supposed to get with in this lifetime. Friend’s North Node is at 11 degrees Libra, the sign most associated with equally balanced partnerships. This means the single most important lesson for him to learn in this life is how to move through the world in a manner where his authority is balanced with the authority of others.

Libra, represented by the scales of justice, is oriented towards maintaining an appropriate balance of power.

While teachers and students of Anusara may have felt as equals among each other, the reality is that Anusara is a corporation whose shares are entirely owned by one person: John Friend. Money is a form of energy, so when you “follow the money” you automatically follow the *true* emotional and psychic energy flows of a situation. If one man owns all the shares in a company that means all the authority, both financial and psychic, ultimately rests with him. If all the authority flows to/from a sole shareholder then the organization is actually set up as a financial – and psychic – dictatorship. That the sole shareholder (sole authority) is extremely charismatic, has much in the way of esoteric knowledge, a superb teacher, or wears tie dye pants should not cloud the autocratic reality of the business structure.

The Anusara brand was thus structured much more along the lines of Friend’s self-above-others Aries South Node than his partnership-among-equals Libra North Node. Furthermore, if Anusara veteran Amy Ippoliti’s account is at all representative of how Friend has related to professional colleagues behind closed doors then the Aries ethos of singular authority extended beyond just the structure of the company. At the risk of veering into hyperbole, her account reads less like dealing with the yoga world’s version of Prince and more like confronting its incarnation of Suge Knight.

According to an article by Michelle Indainer posted to the blog BayShakti.com, “This (Anusara) has been a paranoid and punitive organization with little room for disagreement or true inquiry.” (Source) A number of blogs have mentioned something called “the Anusara Gestapo”. (Source) That Friend’s methods have helped a significant number of people does not change the fact his organization took both the form and function of a hierarchy led by a unitary authority figure, not a community based on power being shared between equals.

Saturn in Libra: Plant of Karma in the Sign of Balance of Power

The good news for Friend and devotees of Anusara is that Saturn, the “Judge” of the Zodiac, is currently in Libra where it is considered “exalted”. Saturn is about the application of justice and in Libra is about balance of power in relationships. Astrologer Jessica Murray has analogized Saturn in Libra to somebody opening a window in a closed room full of fetid stank. (Source) It’s during Saturn’s transit through Libra that misaligned relationship dynamics have their best chance of being rebalanced in a manner that is fair to all parties concerned.

But the window of opportunity afforded by Saturn’s exaltation in Libra will only be open through October 2012. Saturn won’t be transiting through Libra again until Friend is into his 80s so whatever he decides to do regarding his balance of power issues, the next six-to-eight months are his last chance to get it right in this lifetime.

Saturn moves into Scorpio October 5th, 2012 at which point it begins an incredibly powerful two and a half year long dance known as a “mutual reception” with Pluto (extremes, terror) in Capricorn (business structures). (Source) It will be a potent period of disruption and change – for individuals, communities, and society in general – far more potent than even the last three years. Fortunately, Saturn in Scorpio is also associated with opportunities for rehabilitation. But this isn’t yoga celebrity rehab at a resort town on the California coast we’re talking about here. Saturn in Scorpio is much more subterranean than that, psychologically if not literally. Think less $300/night beachfront yoga retreat and more moss encrusted cave or medieval’s witch’s lair if you want a metaphor for the vibe of Saturn in Scorpio’s brand of rehabilitation. Whatever the exact setting, it will be one that triggers a depth of seriousness congruent with the depth of the work to be done.

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Copyright Matthew David Savinar 2012

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Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon: The Artist and the Chameleon, the Professor of the Fantastic and the Phantasmal

Gemini is the sign most associated with quickness and cunning, communication and cross-pollination, dexterity and duplicity. Symbolized as two twins talking to each other, this is the sign of the Messenger and the Trickster, the Blogger and the Bookseller, the Writer and the Journalist, the Sales Rep and the Spin Doctor, the Numbers Runner and the Negotiator, the Quick Thinker and the Quick Change Artist. When a person’s Sun (identity) is in this fast-talking sign their life mission will eventually come to encompass communication in some fashion. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Salman Rushdie, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Tupac Shakur, and Joan Rivers are all Gemini Suns who came to be identified with the ability to express their ideas with tremendous dexterity.

Sitting 90 degrees from Gemini is Pisces, the sign of Mystic and the Martyr, the Poet and the Artist, the Intuitive and the Psychic, the Sinner and the Saint, the Savior and the Dispossessed. Symbolized as two fishes swimming in opposite directions, Pisces is as sensitive to changes in emotional temperature as fish are to changes in water temperature. Stemming from its ocean going nature, Pisces understands that the psychic and emotional “spaces” where one person (or entity) ends and another begins are as permeable as the boundaries of the oceans:

When a person’s Moon (emotional needs) is in Pisces, they need to spend time in mystical, artistic, altered or meditative realities in order to feel emotionally nourished. Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Edgar Allen Poe, and Gene Roddenberry (creator of Star Trek) are all Pisces Moons who fed their emotional bodies by spending time in trans-dimensional pursuits.

Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon: Multiple Personalities, Multiple Dimensions

When a highly communicative, cross-pollinating Gemini Sun is paired with a trans-dimensional Pisces Moon, the result is one of the most imaginative, sociable, and truly original of the 144 Sun/Moon parings. Musician Prince, for instance, is a Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon. (Prince’s Chart) His ability to cross-pollinate between rock, funk, jazz, and soul has enabled him to produce music that has been as original as it is creative.

Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon natives tend to be more right brained creative types than left brained analytical types. This pairing is at its best when working with the imaginative and the invisible, the mysterious and the opaque, the fantastic and the phantasmal, the symbolic and the inexpressible. Prince, in addition to being one of the world’s most creative musicians, is famous for having changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol. That’s Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon for you: always original if occasionally perplexing.

John Friend, the founder of Anusara Yoga, is also a Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon. (Friend’s Chart) A July 2010 NY Times article referred to him as “the Yoga Mogul” due to the popularity of Anusara and the dedication of its devotees to the school’s “Principals of Alignment.” (Source) Friend also teaches classes on symbols and the non-rational such as sacred geometry and pyramid power.

Here’s a video of Friend at a 2006 teacher training seminar demonstrating the soft touch, charming sociability, and adeptness with the symbolic that made him such an effective and popular teacher:

As wonderfully creative and sensitive as the Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon pairing tends to be, it comes with its set of challenges just like each of the 144 Sun/Moon pairings do. In his 1978 book Sun Signs Moon Signs, astrologer Jefferson Anderson refers to this pairing as “The Split Personality” who must be absolutely sure to exercise discernment in matters of the heart:

The opposite sex is captivated by your charming disposition and subtle, incisive wit. You have a very romantic nature, but you’d better exercise all of your powers of discrimination and intuition when choosing a partner. (Source)

On a similar note the Harveys tell us that one of the greatest challenges for the Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon native is “lack of boundaries . . .” (Source) Speaking of which, as of May 2012 the Anusara yoga empire is in total disarray due to alleged ethical misconduct on the part of Jon Friend. The specifics of the accusations have been documented at length by New York Magazine and Texas Monthly. They need not be rehashed other than to say they involve professional and interpersonal manipulations very much in line with the darker dimensions of the Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon combination: double dealing, double talk, and leading a double life.

While this combination is great for those in the creative professions, it’s one of the Sun/Moon pairings least suited to the financial services. Hand your checkbook to a Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon native and about the best you can hope for is that they’ll turn it into a collage of images they’ve channeled from other realms. Maybe they’ll write out a beautiful musical score, do calligraphy, or draw up some really cool symbols the way you might imagine Prince doing. At worst they’ll have your funds being channeled into multiple “dimensions”, none of which will be the type you can ever retrieve anything tangible from.

When Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon natives make sure to maintain appropriate boundaries they make for great musicians, poets, artists, dancers, and dream interpreters. French screenwriter Francoise Sagan, known as much for her extremely creative romantic arrangements as for her extremely creative writing, is a Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon. (Chart) When she passed away French president Jacques Chirac described her as “brilliant and sensitive”. (Source) That’s about as good a summary of the Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon combination as is possible via the written word. As Prince himself has so aptly demonstrated, this pairing has access to worlds whose phantasmal mysteries can only be expressed by way of symbols.

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Copyright Matthew David Savinar 2012

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Jessica Shepherd on the Astrology of Love

This week’s guest was was Jessica Shepherd from MoonKissd Astrology. Jessica is an expert on the astrology of romance, relationships, and all things Venusian. Her book A Love Alchemist’s Notebook is available at Amazon.

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Matt on the South Node in Gemini, North Node in Sagittarius: 8 Minutes (Part II)

Jessica Shepherd on Astrology of Sex and the City, Venus Placements: 35 Minutes

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Gemini Sun, Scorpio Moon: The Sex Blogger and the Happy Hooker

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Gemini Sun, Scorpio Moon: Doctor Mind Fuck and Mr. Double Agent

Pair the dextrous, highly communicative nature of a Gemini Sun with the psycho-sexual instincts of a Scorpio Moon and you get a Sun/Moon pairing that is fast moving yet deep thinking, never caught off-guard, able to articulate the full gambit of human emotions, and probably a olympic gold medalist at sexual double entendre. Astrologer Jefferson Anderson calls Gemini/Scorpio the combination of “The Storyteller” who “almost always has love on your mind”. (Source) According to astrologers Suzi and Charles Harvey, this pairing will enlist itself in full scale sex combat as soon as the opportunity presents itself:

You have considerable magnetism, but gadfly gifts make you both a persecutor and victim of the sex war. One moment you are passionately involved and totally committed; the next you are playing the field. (Source)

Using its premier date as its date of birth HBO show Sex in the City is a Gemini Sun, Scorpio Moon. (Chart) I’ve only watched one episode of the show but from what I could ascertain the ladies most definitely did seem to alternate between “passionate commitment” and “playing the field” while simultaneously acting as “both persecutors and victims in the sex war”:

Sex and the Cityis written from the perspective of a New York city “lifestyle columnist”, a vantage point that just so happens to be a darn near perfect outlet for this pairing’s storytelling ability. Finding a way to make money as a sex blogger, the modern day version of “lifestyle columnist”, would be a dream come true for this pairing. To illustrate: Sex expert Xaviera Hollander is a Gemini Sun, Scorpio Moon. (Chart) She’s best known for writing The Happy Hooker, a 1970s best-seller spawned a series of films including The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington.

Hollander would later became a columnist for Penthouse magazine, the 1970s version of a sex blogger. Today she lives with her lesbian partner and a male sex slave, a fitting retirement given the multifaceted nature of her Sun/Moon pairing. (Source)

Actors do their best work in roles that line up with their Sun/Moon pairing. Mark Wahlberg, for instance, is a Gemini Sun, Scorpio Moon. (Chart) His big breakthrough came in the 1997 film Boogie Nights where he portrayed a porn star, which is more or less the same thing as a “happy hooker”. (Chart) Astrologer Carolyn Reynolds advises women pursuing Gemini/Scorpio men such as Wahlberg to “tie him up, not down, and you have a chance. He figures a little kink never hurt anyone.” (Source)

In medical astrology, Gemini rules the hands while Scorpio rules the genitals. In the dedication of his 1992 book Marky Mark Wahlberg says in the preface that “I wanna dedicate this book to my dick”. (Source) Gemini loves books and Scorpio loves sex so it makes sense that a Gemini Sun, Scorpio Moon like Wahlberg would make such a dedication.

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Gemini Sun, Aries Moon: Two of America's Most Wanted

Combine the intellectual dexterity of a Gemini Sun with the confrontational instincts of an Aries Moon and you get a person who can wield words as effectively as an Old West gun fighter could wield a six-shooter. Light on its feet and quick on the draw, this pairing is ideal for a war-reporter on the front-lines of a fast moving conflict. Gemini Suns identify with their communicative abilities while Aries Moons emotionally “click on” when going head to head against adversaries much larger and more powerful than themselves. The combination is thus an excellent one for anybody who must speak truth to power. Journalist Bill Moyers, for instance, is a Gemini Sun, Aries Moon. (Chart) His 1987 documentary The Secret Government documented the U.S. government’s long history of extra judicial enterprises and is widely considered his most compelling work to date:

In their 1994 book Sun Sign Moon Sign, astrologers Suzi and Charles Harvey describe the Gemini Sun, Aries Moon individual’s attraction to current events and rapid fire news cycles:

Twenty four hour rolling news and current affairs programmes were dreamed up for the likes of you. With your quick intelligence and enthusiasm you make a vivid speaker and inspiring teacher . . . You have the gifts of a formidable writer, broadcaster, or debater. (Source)

That’s an excellent approximation of Moyers as he is a highly decorated writer, broadcaster, and debater whose made his mark by producing news and current affairs programs such as Bill Moyers Journal.

Gemini is symbolized by two twins talking to each other while the Aries penchant for blazing its own trails makes it the sign most likely to get arrested. People with the combination emphasized in their chart often manage to get in plenty of hot water with the authorities for their spoken or written forms of expression. Iconic rapper Tupac Shakur is also a Gemini Sun, Aries Moon. (Chart) Gemini is the Messenger and Aries is the Warrior so it makes sense that the world’s number one Gangster (Warrior) Rapper (Messenger) is a Gemini Sun, Aries Moon. Shakur also carved out a budding film career playing edgy roles ranging from a heroin addict in Gridlocked to a corrupt police officer alongside Jim Belushi in Gang Related:

Shakur took some heat for portraying a cop in Gang Related but, as he explains in the above interview, he was probably the ideal person for the role as he’s seen law enforcement at their best and their worst. Gemini, being symbolized by the twins, excels at seeing both sides of any social equation. Aries, meanwhile, is associated with courage and thus has no problem taking heat from critics.

That Shakur was considered a leader among hip hop artists while still in his mid-20s makes sense given his astrological pedigree. Gemini/Aries individuals make for potent, inspirational leaders whose “power assisted words can hit the world like sustained gunfire . . .” according to the Harveys. (Source)

Unfortunately it wasn’t only his words that “hit like sustained gunfire”.

Each of the 144 Sun/Moon combinations has its own set of liabilities and Gemini Sun, Aries Moon combination is no exception. Aries is courageous and Gemini is perceptive but neither sign is known for its patience. The downside to these gifts are a tendency towards angry words and, more importantly, impulsive decisions. In his 1978 book Sun Signs Moon Signs, astrologer Jefferson Anderson issues the following warning to Gemini Sun, Aries Moon individuals:

. . . you get yourself into situations that would fry the nerves of even the most self-controlled.

Unfortunately, your on the spot decisions often turn out to be disastrous. Try to force yourself to stop and take a little more time. Examine your actions and options thoroughly before making a choice or embarking on an ill-fated enterprise. (Source)

Here’s the infamous photograph of Shakur taken September 7thm 1996 as he embarked on a tragically “ill-fated enterprise” after making a “on-the-spot decision” to leave the scene of a brawl at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. Twenty minutes after the photo was taken he was murdered (assassinated?) while the vehicle he was in paused at a red light.

People with the same Sun/Moon pairing (“Astro-twins”) often bear a impossible to dismiss resemblance to each other even if they’re obviously not related by blood. Gemini Sun, Aries Moon natives will often display an undeniable quality of agile enthusiasm and quick-witted exuberance. Take a look at these photos of Tupac Shakur and Bill Moyers each taken when they were in their early twenties to see how these qualities come through when captured on camera:

Gemin Sun, Aries Moon Astro-Twins: Rapper and actor Tupac Shakur, reporter and broadcaster Bill Moyers

In light of their respective abilities to speak truth to power, Shakur and Moyers share an astro-twin that must be mentioned. Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, is a Gemini Sun, Aries Moon. (Chart) That her work helped bring about the end of slavery is no surprise given she’s a Gemini Sun, Aries Moon. At its highest expression this pairing will pair the communicative abilities of a Gemini Sun with the courageous instincts of Aries Moon to produce a whole lot of intellectual firepower.

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Did former Vanity Fair astrologer Michael Lutin accurately predict the Japanese tsunami of 2011 back in 2006?

I recently came across a 2006 Vanity Fair astrology article, “Horoscope USA”, by Michael Lutin that has proven to be disturbingly accurate in its forecasts for 2008-2012. Writing at time when most of America’s middle and upper middle classes were still lost in the hallucinated rapture of the bubble-fuck economy, Lutin accurately predicted both the economic collapse of 2008 and mounting levels civil unrest that would explode no later than 2011. What really got my attention was his prognostications for Uranus’s ingress into the 29th degree of Pisces:

. . . Uranus at the end of Pisces can seem like a torrential flood that comes out of nowhere. Everything that has piled up and been swept under the rug comes spilling out. To the apocalypse crowd, it will seem like the wrath of God . . .

When Uranus hits the 29th degree of Pisces, before it pops into Aries, even the Pope could have a stroke over the upheaval the world will find itself in. Uranus in Pisces washes everything away . . . (Source)

“Torrential flood that washes away everything”? That’s a pretty damn accurate description of the Japanese Tsunami, which happened during the final moments of Uranus’s transit through the 29th degree of Pisces.

So what happened to Lutin you ask? He was fired shortly after this article was published despite having written for Vanity Fair for 25 years. (Source) Apparently the article was just too scary. The same went for a book of Lutin’s that was rejected for similar reasons. Now writing for the Huffington Post, an outfit of more agile proportions, Lutin recounts:

Perhaps I’m being too dark . . .

That’s what my editors at Vanity Fair thought when I submitted the piece called Horoscope USA, which was finally published in the magazine in December of 2006 — after it had been thoroughly edited “for size”. Even then, at the last minute, they threatened to cut it “because of space”.

Roughly around the same time I submitted a proposal for a book on the astrology of the USA to my editor at Simon and Schuster. The title: America Tomorrow, But she rejected it. “It’s too scary,” she said. (Source)

There’s an old Russian proverb that comes to mind, “Tell the truth run like hell”.

What’s ironic is that the print journalism industry is tanking, in part, because of their refusal to go to the scary places that writers like Lutin were ready to explore. Yes, part of the old school media’s problem is related to copyright issues, the internet, and people’s reluctance to pay for information in the digital age. But I firmly believe that had traditional media publications been willing to take more risks during the Pluto (extreme) in Sagittarius (optimism) years, they would be in much better position now that we’re in the Pluto (extreme) in Capricorn (reality check) years.

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