Sagittarius Sun, Taurus Moon: The High Plains Drifter and the Desert Prowler, the Swashbuckling Spiritual Seeker and the Mercenary Pirate on a Mission from God

September 10th, 2014 No comments

Sagittarius is the sign of the the Traveler and the Truth Seeker, the Scholar and the Sage, the Philosopher and the Prophet, the Professor of High Adventure and the Department Chair of Intellectual Beatdowns. Symbolized by a half horse, half human centaur-archer armed with a quiver full of flaming arrows ready to be fired at far off targets, this is the zodiac’s resident super-crusader. Astrologer Austin Coppock refers to Sagittarius as the “Doom Super Soldier” of the Zodiac while Stella Hyde says this is the sign most likely to find work in highly dangerous professions such as bounty hunting, car-jacking, or crocodile wrangling. (Source) Combine the Sun (identity) in the sign of overseas adventures and high adventure crusades (Sagittarius) with the Moon (emotional needs) in the sign of high value loot (Taurus) and you get a Sun/Moon pairing that makes for a swashbuckling spiritual seeker or a mercenary pirate who believes they’re on a mission from God. To illustrate: using the date of its first flight as its date of birth, Lockheed Martin’s RQ-170 “Sentinel” unmanned drone, aka the “Desert Prowler”, is a Sagittarius Sun, Taurus Moon. (Chart) This mission patch, originally brought to the public’s attention by way of Trevor Paglen’s book I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have to be Destroyed by Me: Emblems from the Pentagon’s Black World, is believed to originate from a squadron assigned to operate RQ-170s in Afghanistan:


Since the RQ-170 is a Sagittarius/Taurus we shouldn’t be surprised its job is to crusade across foreign lands (Sagittarius) in search of the highest value (Taurus) of the “high value targets” in the so-called war of terror. According to a 2011 NY Times article, an RQ-170 drone was deployed over Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan prior to his alleged death. (Source) Sagittarius/Taurus is also known to be a gambler. If loitering over Pakistan, a highly volatile country that possesses a large stockpile nuclear weapons, doesn’t count as a major “gamble” I’m not sure what does.

Astrologer Noel Tyl says this pairing’s “idealistic energies are channeled into business structures built to serve society”. (Source) Ultimately the RQ-170′s energies are channeled into the profit margins of aerospace company Lockheed Martin, one of the biggest defense related “business structures” in modern society.

This pairing often has a sixth sense that allows them to spot rich food, fine fabrics, and well-aged wine from miles away. This is true even when the Sagittarius/Taurus in question is an unmanned aerial vehicle with nothing but 1s and 0s running through a set of digital senses. For instance, according to independent experts cited in recent media reports, the RQ-170 can carry “sensors that can detect radioactive isotopes and other chemicals that can give away nuclear research” from miles away. (Source)

Actor Samuel Jackson is also a Sagittarius Sun, Taurus Moon. (Chart) Jackson’s starred in wide range of films but his signature role will always be that of “Jules Winnfield”, the bible quoting philosopher hitman he played to great effect in the 1994 film Pulp Fiction:

In Pulp Fiction, Jackson’s character is on a crusade (Sagittarius) through the streets of Los Angeles for the ultimate high value (Taurus) target: a suitcase that belongs to mafia boss Marcellus Wallace. His energies are thus channeled into the business structures of his boss’s crime empire, not totally unlike the way the energies of the RQ-170 are channeled into the business structures of the defense industry. Of course by the end of the film his character has gone from being a mercenary pirate to something of a spiritual seeker. A computerized drone like the RQ-170 is unlikely to experience a similar transformation unless repurposed for something like environmental research or wilderness search and rescue.

Actor Ricardo Montalban is another Sagittarius/Taurus. (Chart) Montalban has starred in a wide variety of roles but it was his portrayal of war criminal Khan Noonien Singh in the 1982 film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan that’s widely considered his most compelling performance:

In the film Montalban’s character hijacks a heavily armed starship and goes on a vengeance fueled crusade (Sagittarius) for the “Genesis Device”, an extremely high-value (Taurus) piece of technology that is to the fictional exo-politics of Star Trek what oil pipelines and opium poppies are to the very real geopolitics of Central Asia.

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Taurus Sun, Aquarius Moon: 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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