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Aquarius Sun, Aries Moon: The Ambassadors of Disruption

Combine the highly independent nature of an Aquarius Sun with the competitive instincts of Aries Moon and the result is a Sun/Moon pairing that will be as electrically charged as a dozen live wires all sparking at once. Forward looking, fast moving, and fixin’ to go head-to-head with the biggest of the big boyz, this is the Sun/Moon pairing most likely to live life by the motto of “Move bitch get out the way”, to quote philosopher-scholar Ludicras. To illustrate: Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey – the trash talking professional cage fighter considered the heir apparent to Gina Carano as “the face of women’s mixed martial arts”, is an Aquarius Sun, Aries Moon. (Chart) Rousey is the blonde seen ramming her head into her opponent in the below video. “Move bitch, get out the way” for sure:

When Ludacris raps “I’m doing 100 on the highway so if you’re going the speed limit get the f–k out my way” he’s nicely approximated the modus operandi of this pairing — something that the above image makes quite clear. Given the disruptive nature the Aquarius/Aries pairing it’s likely no coincidence that Rousey has won all of her fights in less than a minute. Using the comic book’s first publication date (2/12/1940) as the character’s birth date, Superman himself is also an Aquarius Sun, Aries Moon. (Source) Rousey’s not Superman but she has enough confidence in her fighting abilities that she’s been known to challenge her opponents’ boyfriends to fights.

Whether in business or sports the textbook Aquarius/Aries individual excels at asymmetric warfare – the type of combat that small, quick moving special forces teams or tech start ups specialize in. To illustrate: upstart athletic-tech company Under Armour is also an Aquarius Sun, Aries Moon. (See Chart) Founded (born) January 26, 1996 in Baltimore, the company’s original “We must protect this house!” commercial captures nicely the emotional tone of the ass-kicking, odds-beating dynamic duo of disruption that is Aquarius Sun with Aries Moon:

Astrologer Jefferson Anderson refers to the Aquarius Sun, Aries Moon individual as “the visionary and the innovator, the pacemaker who is always ten steps ahead of everyone else physically and intellectually.” (Source) Astrologers Suzi and Charles Harvey emphasis this combination’s fighting instincts and penchant for rebellion:

You tackle problems with great gusto . . . but you are not easy to live up, and few people want the glaring truth and a sparring partner all of the time. A friendly egomaniac, you want the best for everyone and are prepared to fight for it . . . (Source)

“Tackling problems”? “Sparring partners”? “Prepared to fight?” “Unafraid of challenge”? Those are pretty accurate descriptions of both Ronda Rousey’s mentality and Under Armour’s corporate culture. According to a recent ESPN article on the company, CEO Kevin Plank and COO Wayne Merino hash out business matters not within the comfy confines of corporate offices but during gruelling 6:00 am workouts supervised by a former Navy Seal.

Aquarius Sun, Aries Moon natives don’t function well unless they have some type over overwhelming challenge to pit themselves against. Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, who founded the company as a 23 year old University of Maryland football player, won’t explicitly say so but it’s clear that the company’s overwhelming challenge is to usurp sports apparel colossus Nike:

The Harveys’ tell us that one of two metaphoric images for Aquarius Sun, Aries Moon is “Robin Hood and his band of merry men outwit the evil King John once again.” (Source) Replace Robin Hood with Kevin Plank and evil King John with Nike founder Phil Knight and the Harveys’ image is an excellent approximation of the company’s 15 years in business: “Kevin Plank and his band of merry, micro-fiber clad men outwit the evil Phil Knight once again”. It’s also a good approximation of Ronda Rousey and her band of trainers as she appears on the verge of usurping the entire world of mixed martial arts.

You might have noticed that Under Armour, Superman, and Ronda Rousey are each known for showing up to their jobs in underwear. From an astrological perspective I’m not sure if there is a reason for this but it is an interesting coincidence to note.

Dr. William Shockley, the inventor of the transistor and primary catalyst for Silicon Valley’s transformation into the world capital of disruptive technology was also an Aquarius Sun, Aries Moon. (Source) That a legendary innovator would be an astro-twin of Under Armour makes sense when you peep some of the freakishly innovative technologies that the company has pioneered:

While not as unstoppable as the man of steel or as fashion conscious as Under Armour, Shockley did have the type of “out there” hobbies you’d expect from a person with their Sun in Aquarius (the sign of eccentricity) and Moon in Aries (the sign of potency). According to Wikipedia:

Shockley donated sperm to the Repository for Germinal Choice, a sperm bank founded by Robert Klark Graham in hopes of spreading humanity’s best genes. The bank, called by the media the “Nobel Prize sperm bank,” claimed to have three Nobel Prize-winning donors, though Shockley was the only one to publicly acknowledge his donation to the sperm bank. (Source)

In his book Sun Signs Moon Signs astrologer Jefferson Anderson writes of this pairing, “A pioneering technologist always tuned to the future . . . the Aquarius Sun, Aries Moon individual can usually be found in the front ranks of their chosen field.” (Source)

The bit about the Aquarius Sun, Aries Moon native being “a pioneering technologist” applies even when the person has little or no modern technology at their disposal. Actor Richard Dean Anderson, best known for portraying Richard McGyver, a character who could generate shock and awe with little more than paper clips and sticky paper, is also an Aquarius Sun, Aries Moon. (Chart)

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Aries Sun, Capricorn Moon: The Flagship and the Stratofortress, The Super Soldier and the Spartan Warrior, the Streetfight and the Superbrawl, the Bloodsport and the Battalion Commander, the Warrior-General and the Locker Room Leader

At its best the Aries/Capricorn will manage to pair the fighting spirit of an Aries Sun with the strategic instincts of a Capricorn Moon to form a Sun/Moon pairing that is thick skinned, self-controlled, highly pragmatic, extremely courageous, business minded, and totally unafraid of confrontation. Of the 144 Sun/Moon pairings, this is one of the best for “true grit and the capacity to battle the elements . . . as well as for anybody who needs to legitimately wage war against the establishment”, to quote astrologer Sue Tompkins. (Source) Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) champion turned film star Gina Carano is an Aries Sun, Capricorn Moon whose capacity to “wage war” and “battle the elements” is completely undisputed at this point. (Chart)

According to astrologers Suzi and Charles Harvey, a metaphoric image for the highest expression of the Aries/Capricorn pairing is, “A young soldier is rewarded by the King for exceptional bravery in the cause of freedom and individual rights.” (Source) It’s hard to imagine a more accurate description of Mrs. Carano than that, both in the very real world of professional cage fighting and the imaginal world of action films. In addition to being “the face of women’s mixed martial arts”, Carano recently made her motion picture debut alongside Michael Douglas as a highly decorated special forces soldier who must display exceptional bravery in her war against the establishment:

According to the Harveys, the strengths of the Aries/Capricorn pairing include, “a powerful mixture of risk-taking and caution; total involvement and courageous commitment”. (Source) This combination will “respect the law but just by a hair’s breath”, they write. (Source) Legendary G-man Elliot Ness, famously portrayed by Kevin Costner in the 1987 film The Untouchables, is also an Aries/Capricorn who displayed “courageous commitment” and “risk-taking” moxie while “respecting the law but only by a hair’s breath” in his fight against organized crime during the 1920s. (Chart)

Frank Serpico – the whistle-blowing NYPD cop portrayed by Al Pacino in the 1973 film Serpico – is also an Aries Sun, Capricorn Moon. (Chart) So too is author Tom Clancy, best known for having penned military thrillers such as The Hunt for Red October, The Sum of all Fears, and Clear and Present Danger. (Chart) Actors do best in roles that line up with their astrological charts. With Elliot Ness, Frank Serpico, and Tom Clancy as some of her Aries Sun, Capricorn Moon astro-twins, Carano is in pretty good company when it comes to projecting as a legitimate action star.

Aries Sun, Capricorn can be as formidable a force in romantic relationships as it is when battling against (or on behalf of) the forces of evil. Astrologer Jacqueline Bigar writes of the the Aries/Capricorn woman, “You are likely to be bold, direct, and animated . . . you are quite direct about sex.” (Source) The Harveys advise this pairing to consider toning down it penchant for confrontation when it comes to matter of the heart. If not, “loved ones may easily feel bruised by you . . .” they warn. (Source) They sure got that one right! Following the release of Haywire, Carano appeared on the Conan O’brien show where she compared sex to a holds barred cage-fight:

That Carano would make such a comparison is no surprise given her high-impact astrological pedigree. Astrologer Stella Hyde tells us that Aries is the sign “most likely to jump start their vibrator with a Ducati motorcycle” while Capricorn is the sign most likely to “be on top of everything . . . and to use a whip to prevent deviationist behavior from over-imaginative partners.” (Source)

Her Venus (planet of love) is in Pisces, the most sensitive of signs and it receives a supportive trine from her Jupiter (planet of expansion) in Scorpio (depth) so there is certainly more to her emotional ecosystem than Ducatis, whips, and professional cage fights. But no Sun/Moon pairing as oriented to blood and iron as Aries/Capricorn is going to want the world to know there lays a super-sweet Venus/Jupiter trine in water signs a bit deeper in their chart. So we’ll just move on to some of her equally formidable astro-twins.

Aries Sun, Capricorn Moon Astro-Twins: Gina Carano, the Undertaker, the B-52

Carano’s most notable contemporary Aries Sun, Capricorn Moon astro-twin is probably professional wrestler Mark Calaway, best known as “The Undertaker”. (Chart) Terry Bolea, aka “Hulk Hogan”, is probably the best known wrestler among fans but it’s Calaway who is easily the most respected by his fellow wrestlers. For Aries/Capricorn, respect with a capital “R” is the currency of the realm more so than just fame or money. (Although no Aries/Capricorn ever threw public acclaim or fat checks out of bed mind you.) Take a look at this fascinating out of character interview With Calaway where he discusses the business and human resource aspects of the wrestling industry to understand just how important respect is to this pairing:

It’s no surprise that Calaway is considered the “Locker Room Leader” and “The General” by his peers as business management is something the Aries Sun, Capricorn Moon individual is a natural at. Astrologer Jefferson Anderson explains why in his 1978 book Sun Sign Moon Sign:

Others respond to what they perceive as great maturity and responsibility, and you are likely to gain much respect and influence among your peers. Those who earn your friendship will probably find themselves lifted to great heights along with you. Loyalty is important to you, and you are not one to forget those who help you reach success.

Professionally, you are best suited to managerial careers . . . you have the executive abilities needed to implement plans and ideas with originality and foresight. (Source)

People with the same Sun/Moon pairing often bear a certain resemblance to each other even if they’re obviously not related by blood. Take a look, for instance, at these screenshots of Carano and Calaway from interviews with MMA correspondent Ariel Helwani of FanHouse.com:

Aries Sun, Capricorn Moon: Gina Carano and The Undertaker

Obviously Carano is a bit easier on the eyes than “The Deadman” himself but astro-twin resemblances are more about the physical ingraining of long term emotional states and behavior patterns than simply looks. In the case of Carano and Calaway, the camera picks up on both a sense of responsibility and a presence of practical formidablity, the exact traits the Aries Sun, Capricorn Moon pairing is known to possess.

Aries/Capricorn is one of the top five combos that you can trust to come up in the clutch at any type of “main event”. Calaway, for instance, has been main-eventing Wrestlemania for nearly 20 years and thus more or less carrying the wrestling industry on his back since Hulk Hogan went into semi-retirement. Similarly, Carano’s last fight in 2011 was the first female main event in MMA pay per view history and thus had riding on it the perceived financial viability of an entire industry. Aries/Capricorn natives who go into law will exhibit the same clutch abilities in the courtroom, those who go into teaching will be able to perform just as admirably within in the most pressure packed of classroom while hose who go into things like construction, contracting, or home renovation will be able to get absolutely massive jobs completed under the most demanding of deadlines. This pairing can be brash and brute but absolutely nothing will rattle it.

Carano and Calaway have a mutual “main eventing” astro-twin that bears mentioning: the B-52 Stratofortress. Designed to deliver nuclear weapons and first flown by Boeing on April 15th, 1962 the B-52 is an Aries Sun, Capricorn Moon (Chart)

Sure, if the world ever ends in a horrifying nuclear apocalypse there’s an excellent chance the B-52 will have played a major role but let’s not dwell on the negative shall we? The truly amazing thing about the B-52 is that sixty years after its first flight it’s still in service. In fact, according to a recent article at CNet.com, the U.S. Air Force expects the B-52 to be in service until at least the year 2040. (Source) That tells you something about the Aries Sun, Capricorn Moon pairing’s combination of both fighting spirit and staying power.

There does, by the way, seem to be some correlation between this Sun/Moon pairing and a preoccupation with the apocalypse be it by nuclear weapons or environmental catastrophe. Al Gore, for instance, is also an Aries/Capricorn (Chart) Curiously enough, Calaway looks like a stunt-double for one of the four horseman of the apocalypse while Mrs. Carano admitted in a recent interview that she’s been fascinated by the end of the world since her high school years:

For all the fortress type toughness seen throughout Carano’s chart, her North Node (destiny) is in Cancer, the sign of the Great Mother. Cancer is the sign of food and family, nurturing and caring, emotional intelligence and heartfelt tears. This means her destiny is tied up with either literal motherhood or figurative motherhood, nurturing others or nurturing herself. At the very least she’s served as the equivalent of a “God-Mother” to a generation of young women who now have an example of a female who kicks ass (Aries) while exuding class (Capricorn).

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Aquarius Sun, Aries Moon: The Ambassadors of Disruption, Dr. Shock & Mrs. Awe

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Copyright Matthew David Savinar 2012

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Sun in Aries, Moon in Gemini: The Sky Diver and the High Flyer, the Loose Cannon and the Live Wire, The Outlaw Biker and the Race Car Driver ("Fasten your seatbelts, it's gonna be a wild ride")

Aries Sun, Gemini Moon is one of the most friendly, most exciting, and most totally unpredictable pairings as it combines the passion and courage of Aries fire with the speed and dexterity of Gemini air. Loaded with moxie, full of attitude, and exuding an aura charged with electricity, this combination typically talks, moves, and thinks like a human firecracker. Astrologer Jefferson Anderson calls this the Sun/Moon pairing of “The Speed Demon” while Suzi and Charles Harvey say one if its greatest strength is its ability to “reach for the stars”. (Source) Felix Baumgartner, the skydiver whose record-breaking leap from the edge of space set the internet ablaze in the fall of 2012, is an Aries Sun, Gemini Moon. (Chart) Baumgartner sure seems to be doing a good job of “reaching for the stars” while during his descent from the edge of space he became the first skydiver to break the sound barrier of 690 miles per hour. A “Speed Demon” indeed.

Baumgartner has a number of fast-moving, chutzpah-loaded astro-twins worth checking out, including former WWE superstar Amy Dumas aka “Lita”. (Chart). Like Baumgartner, Dumas is a sky-diver (of sorts) whose capacity for “lively” self-expression is a testament to this pairing’s risk-taking moxie and fire-cracker like temperament. She too “reached for the stars”, albeit the ones located in world of wrestling not those on the edge of the cosmos:

Exciting acrobatics for sure but that voice over of an out-of-character Dumas berating the audience is pretty obnoxious don’t you think? Well it’s to be expected given her astrological pedigree. Jefferson Anderson writes of the Aries/Gemini’s flash-fire like temperament:

You are never one to sulk in a corner, unless your need to communicate is somehow thwarted by an unattentive (or unappreciative) audience. If so, you may be subject to a sudden but fleeting temper tantrum that people will long remember. (Source)

The textbook Aries/Gemini is fiercely independent, quick to be bored, and an extreme seeker of novelty. They will not give a second thought to throwing convention, caution, and concerns about what others may think all to the wind when in pursuit of a new hobby, passion, or even career. Mrs. Dumas, for instance, moved to Mexico at age 19 to pursue wrestling on more or less a whim. She’ll probably be making similarly spur of the moment decisions well into her senior citizen years as Aries/Gemini is somewhat of a permanent teenager.

This pairing is one of the Sun/Moon pairings most likely to have pants-crappingly high car insurance premiums. Astrologer Bill Tierney writes, “Both signs know little about applying the brakes in life, and tend to go at whatever interests them at a rapid pace.” (Source) To illustrate: Martial artist Jackie Chan is an Aries Sun, Gemini Moon. (Chart) Known for both his fun loving demeanor and his fast moving fists, Chan has starred in three installments of the Rush Hour franchise, an appropriate titled vehicle for a Sun/Moon pairing as fast moving as Aries/Gemini:

Speaking of “rush hour”, Aries Sun, Gemini Moon individuals often live their lives according to the philosophy of “Who needs seat belts when you don’t have brakes?” This makes them the life of pretty much any party but also prone to accidents, particularly when they’re rushing head first into something new as they so often are. Dumas, for instance, once nearly decapitated herself when she overshot her target while performing a head first stunt known (appropriately) as a “suicide dive”:

In the lead up to Baumgartner’s record setting skydive a number technicians were concerned that his leap would end up as the world’s most well publicized “suicide dive”. Jackie Chan has also had a number of head on brushes with death or dismemberment as a result of “suicide dives”m including one incident where “his grip on a branch slipped and Jackie fell forty feet to the ground below. Chan landed hard on his head, hitting a rock and caused a partial skull fracture, resulting in bone entering his brain.” (Source) But a Sun/Moon pairing as perpetually effervescent as Aries/Gemini rarely gives too much thought to such possibilities so let’s just skip, bounce, and bubble along to something more exciting . . . like . . . hot guys on tricked out motorcycles!!! Outlaw motorcycle customizer Jesse James, best known as the CEO of the West Coast Choppers motorcycle shop and one time love interest of actress Sandra Bullock, is an Aries Sun, Gemini Moon. (Chart)

Aries Sun, Gemini Moon individuals typically have very fast moving trains of thought and little patience for slow moving, cautious types. Astrologer Linda Goodman points out in her book Love Signs that, “Since Aries bubbles with naive impetuosity, and Gemini is determined to attain complete independence by breaking every bond of the spirit, maturity of [thought is not emphasized] with this pairing”. (Source) Mr. James, for instance, is now nearly an icon for making decisions based on less than fully matured thinking patterns:

Aries Sun is considered the most brashly impetuousness of solar placements while Gemini Moon is nourished by social and communicative gymnastics. The combination gives Aries/Gemini individuals a vivacious, eternally youthful energy that electrifies those who come in contact with it. Anderson tell us that “despite lacking diplomatic skills this combination is usually quite popular”, as this video of Dumas signing autographs makes clear.

Aries Sun, Gemini Moon Astro-Twins: Bette Davis, the City of San Francisco

Dumas and Baumgartner have a few fellow Aries Sun, Gemini Moon astro-twins worth mentioning. The first is Hollywood Golden Era actress Bette Davis. (Chart) Similar to Mrs. Dumas, Davis was considered at her best when portraying characters with an aggressive edge who were willing to take things to extremes. It was Davis who coined the phrase, “Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy night” which was originally a line of hers in the film All About Eve.

Like many Aries Sun, Gemini Moon individuals, Davis was also an excellent trash-talker full of honest if totally untactful observations. Davis once observed of her longtime MGM rival Joan Crawford, “She’s slept with every male star at MGM except Lassie”.

The city of San Francisco, incorporated (born) on April 15th, 1850 is also an Aries Sun, Gemini Moon. (Chart) Not unlike its Aries Sun, Gemini Moon astro-twins Amy Dumas, Bette Davis, and Jesse James, the city is known for its high-flying night life and “live-wire” social orientation. It also has a flourishing “outlaw biker” scene, at least in a manner of speaking.

This pairing is as swift-moving and excitement-seeking in matters of the heart as it is in matters of career. Astrologer Jacqueline Bigar writes of the Aries Sun, Gemini Moon woman’s romantic vivaciousness:

You exude sparks of life that promise sensual magic and a mind that declares excitement. When a man gets to know you he might feel as if he has opened Pandora’s box. (Source)

Dumas, for instance, explained in a recent interview that she was at her best when projecting as either a tough girl tomboy or (and I quote), “a loose cannon slut who would say pretty much anything.” I certainly wouldn’t go so far as to say the Aries Sun, Gemini Moon is the combination of “the loose cannon slut” but it definitely does have an emphasized need for dexterity and romantic variety. Bette Davis once said, “An affair now and then is good for a marriage. It adds spice, stops it from getting boring . . . I ought to know.” (Source) The city of San Francisco is a non-living entity so while it isn’t technically capable of having an “affair” there is probably no city on planet Earth where a wider variety of “wild rides” is only a text message away. Happiness is possible for the Aries Sun, Gemini Moon individual but only with a partner who is as mentally flexible and capable of romantic quick-changery as themselves. Felix Baumgartner, for instance, is partnered with a former professional gymnast, a fitting match for a Sun/Moon pairing as flexible and multi-faceted as Aries/Gemini.

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Cancer Sun, Aries Moon, Part I: The Crab of War

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Cancer Sun, Aries Moon Part II: The Stay at Home Force

Both Cancer and Aries are “cardinal” signs which means they each like to initiate things albeit in very different ways. Cancer Sun likes to initiate when it comes to feeding the emotions, Aries Moon like to initiate when it comes to starting the fights. With the masculine side of the psyche (the Sun) in the most feminine sign (Cancer) and feminine side of the psyche (the Moon) in the most masculine sign (Aries), this pairing can have trouble deciding if its theme song is “Dear Mama” by Tupac Shakur or “Raising Hell” by Run DMC. Cancer is the most maternal sign but also the most moody. Aries is the most enthusiastic but also the most combative. Pair the two together and you get a very combustible emotional ecosystem, one that alternates between scalding hot and soothingly warm.

When it gets firing on all cylinders Cancer Sun, Aries Moon can be a very potent combination. Fill a cast iron pot with the feminine emotionality of Cancerian water, heat it with the masculine bravado of Aries fire and the result can be likened to a steam powered locomotive barreling down the tracks at full speed, whistles and horns blasting all the way:

At its best the Cancer Sun, Aries Moon individual will be caring yet courageous, emotionally sensitive yet extremely enterprising, with a shy disposition that belies near superhuman levels of energy. Astrologer Sue Tompkins says this combination is excellent for fighting on behalf of children or housing issues. (Source) Imagine Superman bottle feeding a baby or Wonder Woman running an orphanage and you’ll have a pretty good idea of how this combination’s modus operandi once it reconciles the feminine (Cancer) and masculine (Aries) sides of its psyche.

Mixed Martial Arts superstar Bobby Lashley is a Cancer Sun, Aries Moon and about as close a real life example of “Superman bottle feeding a baby” as you’re likely to find. (Chart) A collegiate wrestling champion in the mid-1990s, Lashley spent a few years as a professional (choreographed) wrestler before moving into the world of professional cage fighting. He now runs a Denver Colorado gym where he trains children in the martial arts. Fast forward to :49 for a great example of somebody whose combined a Cancer Sun’s nurturing capabilities with an Aries Moon’s instincts for competition:

According to astrologers Suzi and Charles Harvey, one of two metaphoric images for the highest expression of the Cancer Sun, Aries Moon pairing is “A suffragette takes to the barricades in aid of her cause”. (Source) Lashley’s not a “suffragette taking to the barricades in aid of her cause” to quote the Harveys’ metaphoric image for this pairing but he is a fighter whose taken to the martial arts ages in aid of those kids. The second metaphoric image for Cancer/Aries according to the Harveys is “A quiet homebody becomes a sports champion.” (Source) That too is an excellent approximation of Lashley as he is a sports champion whose love of home and family comes through quite clearly in the above video.

Cancer Sun, Aries Moon: A Superman Complex, Sense of Defensiveness

At its highest expression, Cancer Sun, Aries Moon is the pairing of “the heroic spirit” who “goes to the mat” for a cause. There are, however, downsides to being so heroic all the time. Astrologer Jefferson Anderson warns of the Cancer Sun, Aries Moon individual’s propensity for burnout and breakdown:

It’s not easy to live up to that Superman or Wonder Woman self-image of yours. Self acceptance is the key to many of the problems you encounter. It’s nearly impossible to meet all the goals you will set for yourself, so stop racing around risking heart attack and nervous breakdown . . . (Source)

Lashley has never had a heart attack or nervous breakdown but his single loss as a professional fighter came during a bout with mononucleosis, most likely brought on by over-training himself to the point of collapse. (Source) Following that loss he was ordered by doctors to take four months off from physical activity. Those months must have felt like near-death as Cancer Sun, Aries Moon is one of the most impatient of the 144 Sun/Moon pairings.

The other big challenge for this pairing is taking things too personally. The Harveys warn that this pairing “can easily develop a chip on the shoulder”. (Source) In each of the above videos, Lashley mentions “the critics”. What he’s referring to is the peanut gallery of cyber-haters who give him static via the internet for having spent a few years as a WWE performer in between his collegiate wrestling and professional fighting careers.

Objectively the guy shouldn’t be the least bit concerned about what a bunch of losers on the inter-tubes have to say as he’s got money in the bank, almost reached the Olympics as an amateur wrestler, has a burgeoning career as a professional fighter, and is clearly doing the right thing by the kids who train at his gym. But neither Cancer or Aries are known for their objectivity.

Cancer Sun, Aries Moon Astro-Twins: Half Crab, Half Ram, All Hero

Lashley has several astro-twins worth mentioning. The first is cult film RoboCop starring Peter Sellers as a deceased Detroit cop reborn as a cybernetic bad-ass. The film was released (born) July 17th, 1987 making it a Cancer Sun, Aries Moon just like Lashley. (Chart) Astro-twins often bear an impossible to ignore resemblance to each other even if not related by blood. In the case of Bobby Lashley and Robocop, it’s hard not to notice some similarities between the two at least in terms of physical build and basic modus operandi:

In the film’s concluding scene Robocop arrests the corrupt CEO of Omni Consumer Products, the mega-corporation that has been plotting to destroy Detroit and replace it with a corporate paradise called “Delta City”. The film thus centers around a bad-ass (Aries) who goes to the mat for home and family (Cancer).

Stunt pilot Melisa Pemberton, recently featured alongside her husband Rex Pemberton in an Outside Magazine article entitled “As Long as They Both Shall Live” is also a Cancer Sun, Aries Moon. (Chart) Like most natives of this pairing, she combines the feminine sensibilities of a Cancer Sun with the risk-taking instincts of an Aries Moon:

At first glance you might not think she and Bobby Lashley would have much in common as she’s a cute white chick and he’s a ginormous bald headed black man. If, however, you look beyond their immediate appearances they actually do have similar career arcs. Lashley makes his living by taking to the mixed martial arts cages to do heart pounding battle with foes. Pemberton makes her living by taking to the skies to do heart pounding stunts with her plane. Like Lashley, she is a sports champion whose love of home and family comes through quite clearly in the above video.

Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to climb Mt. Everest, is a Cancer Sun, Aries Moon. (Chart) When not prepping for one of his many adventures, Hilary spent most of his time in the privacy of his home in New Zealand.

Hillary didn’t “take to the barricades in aid of a cause” but he did take to the mountain tops from where he provided much needed aid for the Nepalese people by way of non-profit trust he created.

Make sure to also check out:

Cancer Sun, Aries Moon Part II: The Stay at Home Force

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Leo Sun, Capricorn Moon: The Mega-Star Monarch and the Main Event Mafia

Combine the larger than life stage presence of a Leo Sun with large scale organizational instincts of a Capricorn Moon and you get a Sun/Moon pairing that’s ambitious, goal-oriented, and completely determined to achieve worldly success. Astrologer Jefferson Anderson refers to the Leo Sun, Capricorn Moon pairing as “The Monarch” who “is capable of frighting levels of effort and tremendous amounts of responsibility even when clothed in that outrageous outfit of yours.” (Source) Arnold Schwarzenegger is a Leo Sun, Capricorn Moon well-known for putting forth frighting levels of effort to get to the top of Hollywood even as he donned outrageous outfits. (Chart)

When Leo turns to its dark side it goes from being the sign of entertainment and generosity to being the sign of privilege and tyranny while Capricorn is the only Moon sign which can shut off its emotions with the ice-cold totality of a cyborg. While nobody can doubt Arnold’s work ethic, there are plenty of people who feel he ran the state of California like a highly privileged tyrant who went after groups such as the nurse and teacher unions with all the ruthlessness of a cyborg. Fortunately few Leo/Capricorns will express this pairing’s gifts in such an extreme manner.

Professional wrestler Paul Levesque (aka “Triple H”) is a Leo Sun, Capricorn Moon who, much like his Austrian astro-twin, is also known for putting forth frighting levels of effort even when dressed in totally outrageous outfits. (Chart) Astrologer Carolyn Reynolds writes of the Leo/Capricorn man’s Sherman tank like modus operandi, “This is a steamroller combination. Remember the song, ‘I’m a steamroller, baby, I’m gonna roll over you’? Well, this man means it”. (Source) In 2011 Levesque took a moment out of his steamroller like schedule for an interview with the Wall Street Journal to discuss how he balances being an in-ring performer (Leo) for the WWE with being one of the company’s highest-ranking executives (Capricorn):

Being interviewed by Wall Street Journal — the world’s foremost business journal — is a big deal for anybody but for a Leo/Capricorn like Levesque it’s a life long touchstone. In their book on Sun/Moon pairings, astrologers Charles and Suzi Harvey summarize the Leo/Capricorn native’s affinity for big business, bright lights, fat checks, and adoring fans when they write, “You have the disposition of the mega-star who will not rest until he’s sure that he’s arrived and can call the shots.” (Source) As one of the WWE’s most popular performers Levesque is a real life “mega-star”. Now that he’s one of the company’s top executives he’s also literally “calling the shots”.

Astrologer Stella Hyde tells us that showy Leo Suns make for great media moguls and circus ringmasters while Capricorn Moons derive emotional nourishment from work environments so demanding they would break the spirits of anybody this side of a mafia boss. Both Schwarzenegger and Levesque are media moguls who have succeeded in environments that require them to pair the extravagance of a circus ringmaster with the tough-mindedness of a mafia boss. Combine a Leo Sun’s orientation to being center stage with the uncompromising work ethic of a Capricorn Moon and you could say this is the Sun/Moon combination of the “Main Event (Leo) Mafia (Capricorn)”, one who will do whatever it takes to get the “brass ring” and, more importantly, to keep it. As Levesque explains in this (quasi) out-of-character video documenting his real-life training regimen, “You have to work your ass off harder than everybody else. The stuff you do to get to the top is only part of what you do to stay there”. Just about any Leo/Capricorn will agree with those sentiments:

So long as it keeps its considerable ego in check this Sun/Moon pairing has enough determination to move mountains. Astrologer Bil Tierney writes of this pairing, “Endowed with self-command, inner strength and a sturdy backbone, this pairing will not knuckle under when the chips are down and going gets tough.” (Source) Watch the following video of Levesque recounting the 9 months of intense rehabilitation he endured following a gruesome knee injury in 2001 for an example of this pairing’s “refusal to knuckle under even when the going gets tough”.

If Leo/Capricorn wasn’t so good at keeping its emotions locked up and under wraps you’d think Levesque actually enjoyed the process. If nothing else, the rehab process forced him to block out all distractions so he could focus on a single, all-encompassing goal related to his career on the world stage. That type of austere, all-business, nose-to-the grindstone environment is secretly a dream come true for a Leo/Capricorn.

The biographical arcs of people with the same Sun/Moon pairing often bear an impossible to dismiss resemblance to each other. In the case of Arnold and Levesque, both men got their starts in physically oriented forms of theater: Arnold started as a bodybuilding champion, Levesque as a professional wrestling champion. Arnold first achieved fame portraying The Terminator, a ruthless cybernetic assassin. Levesque achieved fame portraying a ruthless version of his wrestling persona called the “Cerebral Assassin”. Both men have also married into powerful families: Arnold into the Kennedy political dynasty, Levesque into the McMachon wrestling dynasty.

In 2002 John Milius, the writer-director who cast Arnold as Conan the Barbarian back in 1982 said Levesque was considered the frontrunner to portray the character in the film’s remake. (Source) Portraying a barbarian king is a slam dunk for Leo/Capricorn as this Sun/Moon combo is a natural at political or military leadership. Norman Schwarzkopf and Napolean Bonaparte, for instance, are both Leo/Capricorns.

The Whole Foods corporation is also a Leo/Capricorn. (Chart) While obviously not a military empire, the Whole Foods corporation is an economic empire considered by many to be the “Barbarian King” of the natural foods industry. (Source)

Comedian Lucille Ball is a Leo Sun, Capricorn Moon who was known to manage her career in the entertainment industry as strategically as a military general or business executive. She wasn’t a barbarian queen per-se but her aptitude for “big business, bright lights, fat checks, and adoring fans” would find resonance with her barbarian king astro-twins Mr. Scharwzenegger and Mr. Levesque. (Chart)

Levesque first met his “Barbarian King” astro-twin back in 1999 when Arnold Scharwzenegger made an appearance on WWE Smackdown. Fast forward to 2:55 to watch their truly one of a kind cosmological encounter:

It’s not everyday that a person meets their astro-twin, let alone gets pimp-slapped by them on live television. But that’s Leo Sun, Capricorn Moon for you. No one stage or screen is large enough for two members of the Zodiac’s Mega-Star Monarch club.

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