Libra Sun, Sagittarius Moon: The Lucha Libre!
Libra is the sign most likely to make contact with “the other” while Sagittarius Moons need to explore far and wide in order to feel emotionally nourished. Of the 144 Sun/Moon pairings Libra/Sagittarius is arguably the most likely to make meaningful contact (Libra) with far-off peoples and far-off places (Sagittarius). Astrologer Jefferson Anderson says this the Sun/Moon pairing of the “wildly free-spirited libertarian” who is at their best when leading an African Safari, an Alaskan expedition, or other adventure off to exotic locations where they can experience the joys and wonders of distant geographies. (Source) So dear reader, since we’re discussing a Sun/Moon pairing as wildly free-spirited as Libra/Sagittarius what do you say we take a brief astrological cyber-Safari off to the wildly free-spirited world of Mexican Lucha Libre films! Beloved Mexican professional wrestler turned movie star turned folk icon Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta, aka “El Santo”, is about as textbook an example of a Libra Sun, Sagittarius Moon as you’ll find. (Chart)
Libra/Sagittarius makes for a great geography or literature professor. This pairing loves to compare cultures so here is a brief primer on the differences between American and Mexican wrestling: in the United States professional wrestling occupies a place in the cultural ethos somewhere in between the NFL and the Cartoon Network. In Mexico things are much different. South of the border, professional wrestling is experienced more as folk tradition than steroid-fed uber-circus. The Mexican wrestlers, known as “Luchadors”, are loosely akin to a combination of Brazilian Capoeira performers, Indian Bollywood stars, and Harlem Globetrotters basketball players who ply their trade with liberal amounts of shameless Elvira style camp.
Like many Libra/Sagittarians, Santo was known for being vivacious, gregarious, and going on thrilling adventures in which he always had loads of fun while relating (Libra) to his public with great joie-de-vivre (Sagittarius). Astrologer Bill Tierney says this pairing’s “sincerity and honesty shine through, which only adds to its public appeal”. (Source) This is true even when the Libra/Sagittarius in question is a Lucha Libre star like Santo whose “sincerity, honesty and public appeal” must shine through a mask.
A good number of Libra/Sagittarians will find their way into education where their lively spirit, charm, and concern for others can be put to use broadening the intellectual horizons of young minds. Santo was not an educator per-se but several generations of children did grow up watching his films and acting them out on schoolyards which, if nothing else, certainly served to broaden their imaginative faculties.
You can often spot a Libra/Sagittarius by their fashion sense, which is best described as one part suave (Libra) and one part outrageous (Sagittarius). Only a Libra/Sagittarius like Santo could rock a smoking jacket with his Luchador mask and pull off the whole ensemble like a total boss as he did in the film Operacion ’67, considered one of the Lucha genre’s all time classics:
Most Libra/Sagittarians have a philanthropist or political activist of some sort inside them Libra is interested in defending the rights of the downtrodden while Sagittarius is interested in “taking up sweeping, global causes where they do battle with the biased policies of the powers that be” astrologer Bill Tierney tells us. (Source) Linda Goodman suggests this pairing take up some type of “Great Cause” such as Greenpeace where they can combine the fair-mindedness of Libra with the idealism of Sagittarius in order to “spread light into darkness”. (Source) Singer Bob Geldof is a Libra/Sagittarius who organized Live Aid, a massive rock musical festival that raised money for African countries being forced into poverty by Western banks. (Chart) Santo was not involved in social or environmental causes per se but he did became a symbol of justice for the common man as result of taking on vampires, thieves, killers and other forces of darkness throughout his films.
Speaking of Libra/Sagittarians who shine light on the forces of darkness, author Jeremy Scahill is also a Libra Sun, Sagittarius Moon. (Chart) A former correspondent for Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now program, Scahill is best known for his investigations into Blackwater, the infamous private mercenary company. His 2013 documentary Dirty Wars documents the horrifying injustices (Libra) being committed against people of other cultures (Sagittarius) via “targeted killings, drone strikes, and U.S. government–condoned torture”. (Source)
Scahill has never taken on practitioners of “black magic” or a giant “diabolical brain” as Santo did in the 1962 film Santo Contra El Cerebro Diabolic but he has investigated the dark art that is Barack Obama’s “kill list”, the existence of which is truly diabolical in a supposed democracy. According to Scahill, Obama’s assassination ring is of such scope that for all intents and purposes he’s “out Cheneying Dick Cheney”:
There is, of course, one major difference between Santo and Scahill. The black magic practitioners, vampires, and diabolical brains that Santo takes on exist solely within the imaginary world of Lucha Libre films while those that Scahill takes on operate at the highest levels of government.
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