NewsScope for August 28, 2001
Country: Mars and Chiron
interview with Gary Condit last Thursday was the most watched news program
since Barbara Walters interviewed Monica Lewinski over two years earlier.
As his wife, children and 23 million households listened in, Condit said
he had a close relationship with the missing intern Chandra Levy, but
he did not know what happened to her.
the most prominent configuration at the time Condit broke his silence
was an exact conjunction between Mars and Chiron. This combination is
energetically strident (Mars) in order to psychologically compensate for
feelings of weakness or woundedness (Chiron). The Mars-Chiron connection
is an astrological signature in this mysterious case, and can be found
in Condit's natal chart (April 21, 1948) with Mars square Chiron.
Due to the
recent retrograde cycles of Mars and Chiron, these two have formed three
conjunctions over the last four months. The first conjunction took place
on May 1, 2001, which was the day Chandra disappeared. Her Internet search
ending around 1 pm on that day occurred precisely as Mars and Chiron formed
their first conjunction, which happened to lineup with Condit's Jupiter.
Condit must have been extraordinarily active on May 1.
Mars-Chiron conjunction occurred on May 19 when both planets were retrograde.
The action depicted is turned inward, and around this time Condit was
withholding information about the true nature of his relationship with
Chandra. Now, during the third Mars-Chiron conjunction the combination
forms a helpful trine to his vocal Mercury in confident Leo. However,
the Mars-Chiron is also opposite his natal Uranus, revealing the deep
personal crisis now unfolding.
Militarization of Space
Bush tapped General Richard Myers to be Chairman of the Joint
Chief of Staffs, sending a clear signal to Congress and recalcitrant Pentagon
bureaucrats that the militarization of space is moving forward. General
Myers champions cyberwar tactics in space and currently heads up the U.S.
Myers was born a visionary Pisces (March 1, 1942; Kansas City, MO; time
unknown) with his Moon in dramatic Leo. While Pisces natives are often
considered "spaced-out," Myers' powerful Mars-Saturn-Uranus triple conjunction
in practical Taurus indicates he is fully capable of manifesting his dream
of controlling the space around planet Earth.
comes at a critical juncture in the ongoing Saturn-Pluto opposition, the
alignment pushing toward major reform in the U.S. military. Myers will
be expected to deliver the rest of the generals for the Bush-Rumsfeld
plan to construct the National Missile Defense system. Myers has his Jupiter,
the planet denoting where we can expand our horizons, right under the
exact degrees of the current Saturn-Pluto polarity.
Bush's horoscope is dominated by combative Mars now and for the next three
years*, so quite naturally he has promised to spend dwindling federal
budgetary dollars on defense. Spy satellites, space-based lasers, and
space bombers are in vogue, and the 1972 ABM Treaty is history. The Myers
appointment arrives as transiting Mars and Chiron oppose the U.S. Mars,
signifying his task will be to overcome Pentagon recalcitrance.
Note: WolfStar uses a Scorpio
rising U.S. chart.)
Connie Chung, All Fire and Air
does it take to land the most sought after interview in the country? Barbara
Walters, Diane Sawyer and many other prominent TV journalists had all
vied to get the prize interview, but when Gary Condit was ready to speak
out, Connie Chung received the call.
Chung was born an outgoing Leo (August 20, 1946; Washington DC; time unknown)
with her Moon in talkative Gemini. Perhaps Condit felt Chung would be
sympathetic to his political rehabilitation since her Venus lines up with
his Neptune. Perhaps he felt protected and encouraged by her political
savvy since his Jupiter is conjunct her Pallas (the political strategy
asteroid) and trine her Sun.
work out as Condit planned. Connie Chung's Saturn squares his Sun, as
her inner command of the situation and personal authority (Saturn) overwhelmed
his natural spontaneity and self-confidence (Sun). Her Mars-Neptune conjunction
in Libra is diplomatic and sensitive to how far she can go before being
seen as too aggressive.
is unusual in that she has no planets in earth or water. All her planets
are found in fire and air signs, and this includes the four major asteroids and Chiron. Chung's two archrivals, Diane Sawyer (December 22, 1945; Glasgow,
KY; time unknown) and Barbara Walters (September 25, 1929; 6:50 am; Boston),
share a similar preponderance of planets in fire and air signs. Apparently,
fire and air contain the chief elemental qualities necessary to be a successful
TV interviewer: social intelligence and passion for the issues being discussed.
May 8, 2001 for more on this perspective.