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Taurus Sun, Aquarius Moon, Part One: The Maverick Moonshiner and the Redneck Renegade, the Hillbilly Heretic and the High Tech Hash Slinger, the Black Sheep Skywalker and the Grizzled Good Ole’ Boy Turned Barbed Wire Bandito

August 27th, 2014 No comments

Symbolized as a beautiful bovine, Taurus is the sign of the Rancher and the Grower, the Landscaper and the Gardener, the Biodynamic Farmer and the Agricultural Biologist, the King of Top Shelf Liquor and the Queen of High Quality Chocolate, the Sous Chef of Slow Cooking and the Cuisinier-in-Chief of Sensual Delights. Taurus is the sign of resource accumulation so whether they’re driving a brand new Bentley with 22 inch rims through the streets of Beverly Hills or a used Chevy truck with mud flaps through through the backwoods of Georgia, Taureans usually find a way to materially provide for themselves and their families, whether in good times or bad. They’re also the sign most likely to have a garden, a green thumb, and be found romping around grass fields. (Source) To illustrate: singer Willie Nelson is a Taurus whose made a career out of singing about living life close to the earth through both good times and bad. He’s also well-known for his love of grass.

Sitting 270 degress from Taurus is Aquarius, a radically different sign. Where Taurus Suns are identified with the conventional, Aquarius Moons are emotionally nourished by the radical. This the sign of the Genius and the Mad Scientist, the Rebel and the Revolutionary, the Exile and the Eccentric, the Antagonist and the Anti-Hero, the Social Heretic and the Sectarian Pagan, the Oddball Nonconformist and the Off-Beat Iconoclast, the Avant Garde Android and the Maverick Mini-Computer, the Splinter Cell of Scientific Dissent and the Professor Emeritus of Social Anarchy. When a person’s Moon (emotional needs) is in Aquarius (the future), they’re nourished by the the unpredictable, the unconventional, and the uncharted. They often have an instinctive (Moon) understanding of technology and are emotionally nourished by unusual hobbies such as UFO-watching or computer hacking. (Source) Symbolized as two lightning bolts, Aquarius can take the “30,000 foot view” of events so it has a tendency to view things before others can. Perceiving the Earth’s inhabitants from a vantage point analogous to outer space is why Aquarius Moons often resonate emotionally with the fringes of society, whether in matters technological or political. To illustrated: actor Steve McQueen is a representative Aquarius Moon. In addition to his numerous real-life run-ins with the law, he is best remembered for portraying rebellious anti-heroes, counterculture iconoclasts, and renegades wanted dead-or-alive. His most notable role came in 1963 when he portrayed Captain Virgil Hilts, an Allied prisoner of war escaped from a German concentration camp in The Great Escape, a film based on the real life escape from the Nazis’ infamous Stalag Luft III prison camp.

Combine a Taurus Sun’s orientation to food and farming with an Aquarius Moon’s need to rebel against the status quo and the result is a Sun/Moon pairing likely to succeed in money making enterprises (Taurus) that are somewhat anarchist (Aquarius) in nature. In particular they’re likely to succeed at forms of agriculture (Taurus) which involve breaking with the status-quo (Aquarius). Astrologer Sue Tompkins writes of the Taurus/Aquarius knack for expressing material values (Taurus) by way of avant-garde groups or enterprises (Aquarius):

This is also sometimes the combination of the person who seeks to live a simple, uncluttered life close to nature, sometimes in building a community life; the person who lives in an unconventional style but nevertheless in a way that is solid and secure. Thus it is the combination of the hippie, the “Good Lifer” concerned with self-sufficency.

One manifestation of Taurus/Aquarius is surely ‘Friends of the Earth’. There is often an intuitive understanding of the earth, and the type may be practical and inventive. Perhaps this is also the combination of the organic farmer, the person who wants to revolutionize the way the masses might be fed.

In all sorts of different ways, feeding groups of people on a large scale is also often a theme with this mix. This is the individual who does all the catering for their friends to the club to which they belong. (Source)

To illustrate: using its operational start date as its date of birth, the seed library started by the Good-Life minded folks at the Joseph T. Simpson public library in Mechanisburg, Pennsylvania is a Taurus/Aquarius. (Chart) Launched on Earth Day 2014 by the Cumberland County Commission for Women, the Simpson Seed Library (SSL) was built around a converted card catalog turned seed lending repository that allowed patrons to “check out a packet of seeds, then grow fruits/vegetables, harvest the new seeds from the biggest and best, and return those seeds so the library can lend them out to others” according to NPR. (Source) The intent of the SSL was to help build up the local community by assisting people growing their own food but it was shut down by the Boss Hoggs at the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture who said the library could be used as by Al-Qaeda for purposes of spreading “agri-terrorism”:

That a community seed library could be shut down by the government for fostering “agri-terrorism” is hard to believe but not totally out of line with the sort of experiences many Taurus/Aquarians. Raven Kaldera says Taurus/Aquarius is the pairing of “The Heretic” who will eventually come face to face with such injustices:

The word heretic comes from a Greek root meaning free choice. In order of have free choice, one must paradoxically be able to give up anything or the choice isn’t real. The path of the Heretic is to bring his truth to the people he values, to be rejected, and to find the strength to walk away. There is always another group, another family of like minds, another place to call home . . . and if there isn’t, there is the strength to be alone with one’s convictions. (Source)

To illustrate: Thomas Drake is a Taurus Sun, Aquarius Moon. (Chart) He was a senior executive at the National Security Agency in 2005 when he attempted to blow the whistle on severe illegalities surrounding the NSA mass surveillance programs. For his efforts he was subjected to criminal prosecution and threatened with 35 years in prison. Fellow NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has said that Drake’s efforts inspired him to leak a treasure trove of NSA documents to journalist Glenn Greenwald in June 2013.

Taurus is the sign of agriculture while Aquarius Moons are emotionally in tune with outcasts and outsiders. The combination is thus something of the “Black Sheep” of the zodiac. That phrase has historically been a perjorative term but in a world that is on the cusp of total tyranny we could certainly use a few more “Black Sheep” like Thomas Drake and the Simpson Seed Library, ones willing to traffic in the maverick moonshine that is community supported agriculture or the high tech hash that is evidence of high level criminality.

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Aquarius Sun, Libra Moon: Doc Rendezvous and the G-Funk Astronaut

August 20th, 2014 No comments

Combine an Aquarius Sun’s desire to make the world a better place with the interpersonal instincts of a Libra Moon and the result is a Sun/Moon pairing that’s liberal, charming, affable, and very avant garde when it comes to people, politics, and music. Jefferson Anderson calls this the Sun/Moon pairing of “the Idealist” whose “ingenuity and originality are focused on romantic, social, and artistic endeavors”. (Source) To illustrate: astronaut Buzz Aldrin is an Aquarius Sun, Libra Moon. (Chart) Aldrin’s best known for traveling in outer space (Aquarius) alongside his partner (Libra) John Glenn back in the 1960s but these days he’s busy hanging in a high-technology (Aquarius) music studio alongside his colleague (Libra) rapper Snoop Dogg. The idea of a white astronaut like Buzz Aldrin and a black gangsta’ rapper like Snoop Dogg cutting a hip hop album together may sound outrageous to the point of being unbelievable but as this oddly (Aquarius) endearing (Libra) video documents it really did happen:

Aldrin’s hip hop stage name “Doc Rendezvous” given to him by Snoop is actually a nice approximation of this pairing as Aquarius is the zodiac’s most scientifically attuned sign while rendezvous with “the other” is an emotional survival need for a Libra Moon. Given the Aquarius/Libra capacity to appreciate different points of view, Aldrin was probably quite receptive to Snoop’s inclusion of a reference to smoking marijuana while on a rocket trip to the Moon in his “G-Funk” style remix of Aldrin’s rap efforts.

Aquarius/Libras often excel at handling controversial (Aquarius) matters in a diplomatic (Libra) fashion. This is a pairing that very much believes in not going to bed angry. For instance, in the above video the issue of Gil Heron’s poem “Whitey on Moon” is raised. A poem which contrasts the scientific achievement that was the Moon landing with the suffering of black people back here on Earth would make most white people feel noticeably uncomfortable, particularly if the white person in question is the “whitey” who actually did land on the Moon. Being a Aquarius/Libra, however, Aldrin addresses it in a good humored fashion without any of the touchy defensiveness that such conversations are so often characterized by. Aquarius is the sign of “the revolution” but when paired with a Libra Moon it wants the revolution to be as peaceful and friendly as possible.

Most Aquarius/Libras will want to explore a wide range of the arts, ideally alongside a stylish and glamorous partner. In addition to exploring the world of the Moon alongside John Glenn and the world of of hip hop alongside Snoop Dog, Aldrin has also explored the world of partner dancing alongside professional dancer Ashley Costa, a woman almost as stylish and glamorous as the “d-oh-double-gee” himself:

Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, the planet of excitement and futuristic developments while Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of interaction and sociability. The Aquarius Sun, Libra Moon pairing thus often express similar to a Venus/Uranus aspect, which astrologer Adrian Ross Duncan associates with going “off to foreign or exotic lands” and having a “relationship with someone of another nationality and perhaps from a completely different culture”. (Source) Buzz Aldrin’s relationships with Snoop Dog and Ashley Costa are two examples of an Aquarius/Libra venturing off to exotic lands (the rap studio, the dance floor) to enjoy partnerships with people of completely different cultural backgrounds. Legendary hip hop music producer Dr. Dre is an Aquarius/Libra whose relationship with his protege Eminem is another example of this pairing’s eclectic social leanings. (Chart)

Astrologers Suzi and Charles Harvey say the Aquarius/Libra pairing can be an “easy going member of the gang who can get rebellious if your rights are abused”. (Source) Dr. Dre rose to fame in the early 1990s producing songs for Death Row Records, an extraordinarily successful if highly controversial record label that many commentators say was run like a street gang. In 1996 Dre shocked the music world by rebelling and leaving the label because, among other reasons, his rights were being abused. According to a former colleague of Dre’s, while at Death Row Dre was forced “to follow his sergeant’s directions or [he'd] get popped by the Smith and Wesson”. (Source) A Sun/Moon pairing as sociable, civilized, and peace-loving as Aquarius/Libra is really going to struggle in such a conflict prone work environment.

Stella Hyde says futuristic Aquarius is the sign of the “Mad Scientist” who is often surrounded by stacks of shiny technological apparatus while Libra is the zodiac’s resident fashion maven. (Source) A decade or so prior to pioneering the “G-Funk” style of hip hop in the early 1990s, Dr. Dre got his start in music dee-jaying for the Los Angeles based electro-group the “World Class Wrecking Crew”. As you can see from this vintage video of the group, Dre was essentially a Mad Scientist of funky beats who sported a distinctly futuristic fashion sense all while being surrounded by stacks of shiny, music-producing technological apparatus:

In addition to excelling at exciting or off-beat (Aquarius) partnerships (Libra), this pairing can often be found promoting futuristic enterprises as both Aquarius and Libra are air (mental) signs. Bil Tierney writes of the Aquarius/Libra’s passion for stimulating intellectual pursuits, “this pairing seeks to network with stimulating minds who are willing to pool their intellectual energies to serve a progressive social cause”. (Source) Using its establishment date as its date of birth, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, aka “DARPA”, is an Aquarius Sun, Libra Moon. (Chart) Responsible for the funding of radically advanced technologies, DARPA is the agency that originally provided funding for the development of the internet in the 1960s and 70s. Originally known as the “ARPANET”, the internet was in its early days a “network” made up of “stimulating minds” who pooled their computer power together to create what was then seen as a radically progressive social endeavor:

Strangely enough, inventor Christopher Sholes is also an Aquarius Sun, Libra Moon. (Chart) He invented the QWERTY style typewriter, which in the 19th century was the premier technology (Aquarius) for enabling social (Libra) intercourse. These days his inventions allows us to type on computers hooked into DARPA’s Aquarius/Libra brainchild the internet.

Linda Goodman says of this pairing, “Aquarius is the inventor of new ideas; Libra is the architect who designs them for practical use”. (Source) In addition to funding the development of the internet, DARPA has also been responsible for inventing a wide range of technologies (Aquarius) that it ultimately shared with others (Libra). The technologies behind GPS, Apple’s “Siri” personal assistant, and Google’s “Street View” were all originally funded by DARPA. Today we use these technologies (Aquarius) to facilitate our rendezvous with others (Libra) on pretty much a daily basis. If we’re fortunate, at least some of these rendezvous will be as egalitarian (Aquarius) and harmonious (Libra) as Buzz Aldrin’s rendezvous with Snoop Dogg.

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