Sagittarius Sun, Gemini Moon: The Rabble Rouser and the Mischief Maker, the Roughneck Mahatma and Robin Hood Ringleader, the Freelance Firebrand and Freewheeling Sage, the Whistleblower at Large and the Woman Who Knew Too Much

July 9th, 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. Astrologer Austin Coppock refers to Sagittarius as the “Doom Super Soldier” of the Zodiac who 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) Astrologer Sonya Magett says Sagittarius is the sign most likely to be found combining spirituality with gangsterism, whether that involves taking a broken champagne bottle to somebody’s neck at a party or solving a workplace dispute by leaving a bag of snakes on their boss’s desk. (Source) To illustrate: using its premier date as its date of birth, the 1988 film Mississippi Burning is a Sagittarius. (Chart) Based on a true story, the film stars Gene Hackman and William Dafoe as two FBI agents sent to investigate the real-life murders of three civil rights workers in Mississippi in 1964. There’s no broken champagne bottles or bounty hunting featured in the film but in one particularly Sagittarian scene Gene Hackman’s character does take a razor to the neck of one of the perpetrators. “Doom Super Soldier” tactics for sure:

Combine a Sagittarian’s propensity for spiritual gangsterism and doom super-soldiering with a Gemini Moon’s instinct for communication and the result is a Sun/Moon pairing that is highly spirited, intellectually adventuresome, and can enthusiastically (Sagittarius) converse (Gemini) on pretty much anything. Never afraid to speak out, this pairing is something of a Robin Hood type who can “play the devil’s advocates to the nth degree” and is “quite capable of making jokes at the vicar’s expense” according to Suzi and Charles Harvey. (Source) To illustrate: attorney Jesselyn Radack is a Sagittarius Sun, Gemini Moon. (Chart) While working for the Department of Justice back in the early 2000s she attempted to blow the whistle on serious ethical violations committed by the FBI. For her efforts she was branded a traitor and subjected to numerous criminal and civil investigations. These days she’s best known as the attorney speaking on behalf of NSA whistleblowers Thomas Drake, Edwin Snowden and others who find themselves targeted by shadowy “vicars” in the employ of the king and his national security court. Given how her clients have been portrayed by the government you could say she’s the ultimate “devil’s advocate”:

Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of philosophy and truth seeking while Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication and information transmission. The Sagittarius Sun, Gemini Moon pairing thus expresses much like a Mercury/Jupiter aspect which Adrian Ross Duncan describes as follows:

There is no aspect like this one to give a hunger for knowledge and understanding. The process of learning can continue for the whole of life. It is not limited to the traditional years of education. Being intelligent is one of the highest criteria for people with this combination . . .

[this pairing] is profoundly connected with a sense of injustice, particularly with regard to siblings or schooling. (Source)

In Radack’s case, her hunger for knowledge and understanding led her to Brown University where she was a triple major in American civilization, women’s studies, and political science prior to enrolling at Yale Law school where she graduated with honors. It was during her time in school that she begun to speak out about gross injustices. While at Brown she became a leading defender of the university’s “rape list” in which female students who had been sexually assaulted would scrawl the names of their perpetrators on bathroom walls as a way of warning other women. As a result she ended up on The Phil Donahue show, an appearance which is now archived on YouTube:

A book has already been written about Ms. Radack and it is probably just a matter of time before a film is made too. So whose got the astrological goods to bring a sense of authenticity to her portrayal? Since actors always do their best, most resonant work in roles that line up with the attributes of their Sun/Moon pairing, the best candidate to portray Ms. Radack is probably rofessional wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin as he too is a Sagittarius Sun, Gemini Moon just like Radack. (Chart) Obviously he’s a jean-shorts wearing roughneck out of West Texas and she’s a well dressed attorney out of Yale law school but they actually have more in common than you might think at first glance.

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Austin photo credit: Gage Skidmore

As coincidence would have it, Radack is a good looking blonde who once posed in Playboy during her time at Yale while Austin once had a blonde head of hair good looking enough that he was part of a tag team called the “Hollywood Blondes”. More importantly than looks is that as a fellow Sagittarius/Gemini he’s got the astro-psychology to portray somebody who won’t be kept down or shut up like Ms. Radack. You see, by the late 1990s Austin had become arguably the most sought after entertainer in all of North America for portraying a persona that was to the imaginary world of professional wrestling what Jesselyn Radack is to the very real world of high level whistleblowers: an outspoken devil’s advocate who applied his intellectual (Sagittarius) dexterity (Gemini) to taking on an all powerful king and his court of vicar-flunkies. This circa 1997 video is pretty much a case study in the Sagittarius Sun, Gemini Moon pairing. From Mr. Austin’s brash, super soldier (Sagittarius) entrance to his tirade against the authorities to his cutting repartee and clever use of the announcer’s headset (Gemini) to the no holds pandemonium that breaks out at the end it’s as Sagittarius/Gemini as it gets. The fun starts at 2:30:

The world of professional wrestling is, of course, choreographed but one of the reasons Austin’s act got over so incredibly well is that it walked the tight rope between reality and fiction. A young, highly talented up-and-coming performer in the mid-1990s, Austin had been fired from Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling (WCW) promotion in 1995 while creaky, rapidly aging stars from the 1980s were still hogging the spotlight. He found work at a regional minor league promotion called Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) where his righteous sense of anger (Sagittarius) was provided unfettered access to the microphone (Gemini), something he had previously been denied. He begun giving interviews which accurately mocked major decision makers in the wrestling business, something few if any other performers would have been willing to do at that time. From there his trouble-making, rabble-rousing “Stone Cold” persona was born and the rest is history. As the arc of Austin’s career makes clear, Sagittarius/Geminis are at their best when they’re speaking their minds, telling their stories, and refusing to be silenced.

Of course speaking one’s mind can also get one in a lot of hot water. Of the 144 Sun/Moon pairings this is arguably the one most likely to get fired or even carted off to jail for speaking out against the system. Radack lost her job and almost went to jail in real life for refusing to go along with the system at the DOJ while the storyline that skyrocketed Austin to national prominence revolved around his alter-ego losing his job and being hauled off to jail for doing the same thing. The storyline was fictional but one that many Sagittarius/Geminis like Ms. Radack can likely vicariously relate to. Video starts at 3:45:

If you’re reading a website like this one then you’re more likely than not the sort of person who has nothing but respect for a whistleblower like Radack. Unfortunately that sentiment is not yet shared by the consensus in our culture. Consider, for instance, what one expert had to say in an article about Radack entitled “Anatomy of a Whistleblower”:

“Whistleblowers are not necessarily people I’d want to have a beer with,” says C. Fred Alford, a University of Maryland political scientist and the author of a fascinating book that applies psychological theory to whistleblowers’ experiences. “There is almost by definition something a little unsocialized about the true believer, as I like to call them.” Or even, in our go-along-to-get-along society, something a little scary. As one whistleblower told Alford, we’re all afraid of people who feel compelled to “commit the truth.” (Source)

It’s probably true that a person has to be somewhat “unsociable” to be a whistleblower. Sure, such individuals might make others uncomfortable but at a time where lies are en masse passed off as truths our society could sure use a few more unsociable Robin Hood types who refuse to go along with the evil deeds of the king and his high paid vicar flunkies. This is the case whether we’re talking about the garishly fictional universe of the World Wrestling Federation or the all too real garrison state now headquartered in Washington DC.

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Cancer Sun, Sagittarius Moon: The Wave Runner and the Rescue Jumper, the Super Paramedic and the Universal Soldier

July 9th, 2014 No comments

Like their animal symbol the crab, Cancer Suns often identify with the creatures of the seashore. Like their animal symbol the horse, Sagittarius Moons must roam free in the great outdoors if they are to feel themselves. Combine a security seeking Cancer Sun’s love of the seashore with a Sagittarius Moon’s need for adventure and the result is a Sun/Moon pairing that makes for a fabulous lifeguard. Expansive, explorative, and extremely concerned about the welfare of others, this pairing is one part Den Mother (Cancer), one part Super Crusader (Sagittarius). To illustrate: using the day of its activation as its date of birth, the U.S. Air Force’s Para-Rescue squad is a Cancer Sun, Sagittarius Moon. (Chart) Originally established shortly after World War II to rescue downed U.S. airmen, they’re also the folks you see retrieving astronauts when they splashdown in the ocean after coming back from space:

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Photos Courtesy NASA, U.S. Air Force

Cancers are notoriously home-bound but that’s not the case with this one. Of the 144 Sun/Moon pairings this is the one most likely to make its home (Cancer) on the high seas or in far off frontiers (Sagittarius). To illustrate: Sir Walter Raleigh is a Cancer/Sagittarius who established the first English colony in the New World. (Chart) Of course he also was responsible for the “Lost Colony” on Roanoke Island, an endeavor that definitely could have used the services of a para-rescue squad.

Where-ever they decide to call home, Cancer/Sagittarians will often be found rendering assistance to those in need. Astrologer Bill Tierney says both signs “share a common desire to help the helpless” with Cancer willing to share its food and Sagittarius willing to share its camping gear. (Source) The pairing thus also makes for a great park ranger, outdoor adventure guide, or wilderness paramedic — a point which this promotional poster from an Air Force Para-Rescue unit’s public relations office makes quite clear:

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Image: U.S. Air Force

Linda Goodman says the Cancer/Sagittarius pairing is often found having a “jolly good time” while Suzi and Charles Harvey cite its “wry sense of humor” as one of its strengths. (Source) Curiously enough the unofficial morale patch for Para-Rescue jumpers features a Jolly Green Giant who goes by the wry motto “You fuck up, we pick up”:

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Image: pjpararescue.blogspot.com

In addition to its sense of humor, this pairing is often profoundly sensitive (Cancer) to issues of right and wrong (Sagittarius). Many Cancer/Sagittarians will, at some point in their life, come face to face with gross injustices which his or her culture of origin (Cancer) judges to be perfectly moral (Sagittarius). To illustrate: using its premier date as its date of birth the 1992 film Universal Soldier is a Cancer Sun, Sagittarius Moon. (Chart) The film stars Jean Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren as soldiers who killed each other in Vietnam only to be reanimated in the 1990s as part of a Pentagon program to develop zombie like super soldiers. Their programming is designed to wipe their memories clear but like all Cancers, this one never forgets. Upon completing his first mission as a reanimated “UniSol”, Van Damme’s character experiences a flashback in which he remembers attempting to stop Lundgren’s character from committing Nazi-like war crimes:

Universal Soldier is a fictional film but there are more than a few Cancer/Sagittarians who can relate to the emotional (Cancer) journey (Sagittarius) of Mr. Van Damme’s character. To illustrate: Jesse Ventura is a Cancer Sun, Sagittarius Moon. (Chart) A Navy Seal during the Vietnam War, Ventura famously went on to become a professional wrestler, movie star, and politician. These days he’s best known for his outspoken views on corporate criminality and government corruption. For instance, in this 2009 interview with Larry King he explains that #1) in his opinion Guantanamo Bay is the U.S. version of the Hanoi Hilton, the infamous Vietnam era prison and #2) if he was president he would prosecute George Bush and Dick Cheney as war-criminals for their roles in making torture a sanctioned component of U.S. foreign policy. The Harveys say this pairing will live its life with “moral integrity” and won’t back down from speaking its mind. You’ll be hard pressed to find better examples of either trait than this interview with Mr. Ventura starting at 1:18:

Cancer is considered the comedian of the zodiac while Sagittarius is known for its outrageous proclamations. The Cancer/Sagittarius pairing thus has a knack for making folks laugh even when speaking defiantly and candidly about important moral issues. When Ventura proclaims to Larry King in the above interview, “Give me Dick Cheney, a water board, and one hour and I’ll have him confessing to the Sharon Tate murders” it’s impossible not to let out a righteous chuckle even though what he’s discussing is anything but a laughing matter. Some of Ventura’s other media appearances have been so pregnant (Cancer) with flaming arrows of truth (Sagittarius) that it’s amazing he’s ever allowed on network television.

Aries is considered the warrior of the zodiac but Cancer’s association with the “Great Mother” makes this sign absolutely ferocious when it comes to defense of home, family, klan, and country. Paired with the crusading spirit of a Sagittarius Moon and you get a Sun/Moon pairing that can be a true “universal solider” — one who fiercely defends (Cancer) universal principals of human rights (Sagittarius), something that’s needed now more than ever before.

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Sagittarius Sun, Scorpio Moon: The Widow Maker (American International Group)

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