Gemini Sun, Capricorn Moon: The Mathematician, The Mind Bender, and the Genetically Modified Super Freak

Gemini is the fast moving, highly flexible, fiber optic wired communicator of the zodiac. Capricorn is the hard-assed, hard-working, hoof-busting strategist of the zodiac. Pair the mental agility of a Gemini Sun with the strategic instincts of a Capricorn Moon and you get a Sun/Moon pairing that is methodical, calculating, determined, and freakishly intelligent. Other Geminis play checkers, this one plays chess. If you can imagine a butterfly (Gemini) genetically engineered to have both the backbone and the ruthlessness of a Mountain Goat (Capricorn) you’ll have a sense for this pairing’s basic modus operandi. To illustrate: using the date of its first flight as its date of birth, the F-117 Nighthawk is a Gemini Sun, Capricorn Moon. (Chart) The F-117 is the highly agile, freakishly advanced stealth fighter that Americans first became familiar with via CNN’s coverage of Operation Desert Storm:

You’ll find a disproportionate number of Gemini/Capricorns working in experimental physics, mathematics, engineering, or other technologically advanced fields which require equal parts mental dexterity (Gemini) and back breaking hours of hard work (Capricorn). Astrologer Linda Goodman says that when Gemini and Capricorn meet up it’s usually for “. . . a reason relating to mystery, sex, death, hypnosis, psychiatry or some bending of the mind.” (Source) The F-117 doesn’t bend minds, hypnotize people, or mysteriously alter the laws of physics but its stealth technology does bend radar signatures thereby (metaphorically) hypnotizing its opponents’ computer tracking systems. It performs these feats using methods so mysteriously advanced they would seem like magic to previous generations.

Gemini and Capricorn form what’s known as a “quincunx”, an inherently discordant aspect that results in extreme ingenuity, extreme instability, or a combination of both. The textbook Gemini/Capricorn will thus have to make constant adjustments between the radically different nature of their luminaries in order to maintain an even keel in life. In the case of the F-117, its extreme design necessitates an advanced on-board computer system make constant adjustments to correct for its inherent instability. (Source) Prior to being given an official name it was referred to as the “Wobblin’ Gobblin” by people inside Lockheed due to this instability. (Source)

Using its release date as its date of birth the 1987 film Predator starring Arnold Schwarzenegger is also Gemini Sun, Capricorn Moon. (Chart) In the film a special forces unit led by the future governator is oblivious to the fact they’re being tracked by a technologically advanced extraterrestrial who can follow them while remaining invisible. In other words, the creature uses highly sophisticated stealth technology to stalk and kill its prey just like the F-117. By today’s standards, the film’s special effects are fairly pedestrian. Back in 1987, however, its mind-bending audio-visuals seemed like magic:

Computer scientist Tim Berners Lee is a Gemini Sun, Capricorn Moon. (Chart) He is the man most directly responsible for developing the world wide web, the highly advanced communications (Gemini) structure (Capricorn) whose collective power now rivals technologies previously seen only in science fiction films like Predator.

Using its debut date as its date of birth, the Oculus Rift virtual reality machine is also a Gemini Sun, Capricorn Moon. (Chart) People in the tech world seem to think the Oculus is poised to revolutionize how we experience the internet as much as the internet revolutionized how we generate, transmit, and synthesize information. Like other Gemini/Capricorns, it’s a mind-bending piece of technology that previous generations would assume is powered by black magic:

San Francisco Giants baseball pitcher Tim Lincecum is a Gemini Sun, Capricorn Moon whose mind bending physical capabilities are to the world of sports what the F-117 is to aviation or the Oculus Rift is to the world of video games. (Chart) A two time Cy-Young award winner, Lincecum’s radically unorthodox pitching delivery has been described as “an engineering marvel” akin to a Blue Angels jet fighter by Sports Illustrated magazine. (Source) A writer for the New Yorker observed, “His pitching motion invites similes and multiple-angle replays . . . Nobody has ever pitched like this before”. (Source) Lincecum may not be a literal “genetically engineered super freak” but the physics of his delivery are so extreme that a normal player probably would have to undergo some type of genetic modification in order to duplicate them. Even video games companies using the most advanced motion capture technologies on the planet have found his delivery nearly impossible to model. (Source)

Lincecum’s never been called a “Wobblin’ Goblin” like the F-117 but he is nicknamed “The Freak” which means essentially the same thing. Lincecum doesn’t have the ability to literally “go stealth” but his most devastating pitch is an advanced “split-change”, a highly deceptive pitch which works by disrupting the way a hitter’s visual cortex tracks the baseball. In effect this gives him the ability to mystify hitters’ timing mechanisms as thoroughly as the F-117’s stealth coating mystifies opponents’ radar tracking mechanisms. Within the world of professional baseball, the pitch is practically considered a form of black magic. Strangely enough, the F-117 was designed from the ground up by scientists at Lockheed while Lincecum’s delivery was designed from the ground up by his father Chris, a lifelong employee of the Boeing company.

Gemini/Capricorns often alternate (“wobble”) between being carefree (Gemini Sun) and caring only about business (Capricorn Moon). Off the field Lincecum is known to be a fun-loving (Gemini) guy but once he steps on the pitching mound his entire presence transforms into that of a ruthless, ice-cold closer (Capricorn). During his peak years of 2008 and 2009 opposing players described him as dreadful to face as the creature Arnold and company face in Predator.

Obviously few Gemini/Capricorns will be involved in professional sports or military aviation but, like both the F-117 and Mr. Lincecum, there will often be something radically innovative or even alien about their work. Experimental physicist Luis Alvarez is a Gemini Sun, Capricorn Moon. (Chart) Among his numerous (Gemini) accomplishments Capricorn), Alvarez pioneered using X-Rays to search for unknown chambers in the Egyptian pyramids. He also used his scientific expertise to analyze the physics of JFK assassination, a somewhat mind-bending topic for a Nobel prize winning physicist like Alvarez to express such intense interest in:

Sadly, Alvarez was also heavily involved in the development of nuclear weapons. He was even on board the observation aircraft which followed the Enola Gay as it dropped the first atom bomb on Hiroshima. There’s thus one major difference between Lincecum, the F-117, and Mr. Alvarez. Unlike the F-117 or Mr. Alvarez, Tim Lincecum’s freakishly advanced abilities have only been used in the service of entertaining baseball fans, never to maim, kill, or destroy innocent people.

About the Author: Matt Savinar is a California licensed attorney (State Bar #228957), voluntarily inactive as of June 2013. He can be reached for questions, comments, or consults at his contact page.

Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon: The Professor of the Fantastic and the Phantasmal

Combine a highly communicative, cross-pollinating Gemini Sun with a trans-dimensional Pisces Moon and the result is one of the most magical, mystical, and enchantingly original of the 144 Sun/Moon parings. Gemini/Pisces natives are at their best when working with the imaginative and the invisible, the mysterious and the opaque, the fantastic and the phantasmal. They make for great musicians, artists, poets, dancers, and dream interpreters. Recently deceased musician Prince is a Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon whose artistic expressions have been so inspired that one can’t help but wonder if he channeled them from the dream world. His ability to cross-pollinate (Gemini) between rock, funk, jazz, and soul enabled him to produce music so enchanting (Pisces) that many feel he is the Mozart of our time.

According to Suzie and Charles Harvey’s book Sun Sign Moon Sign, the Gemini/Pisces pairing has “an ability to work with symbols and images . . . your desire to express the inexpressible requires an art form, not a chat.” Prince, in addition to being one of the world’s most popular musicians, is famous for having changed his name to an unpronounceable, inexpressible symbol that had to be rendered in artistic form in order to be explained.

The textbook Gemini/Pisces individual has the potential to earn money through creative pursuits but they’re usually not the best at money management. For instance, imagine a scenario where Prince got a hold of your checkbook. You’d no doubt get it back at some point but the checks contained therein would likely have some incredibly creative calligraphy or art work on them, rendering them exquisitely beautiful if utterly mystifying to the folks at your local bank branch.

Prince was born on a fourth quarter Moon in Pisces, a Moon phase that Raven Kaldera calls “the Moon of Lost Souls”. People born under this Moon are endowed with “such a strong sense of empathy that they are constantly bombarded by suffering” Kaldera writes in Moon Phase Astrology. Prince’s passing came amidst a longstanding addiction to and/or overdose of Percocet–an opiate based, corporate pharmaceutical that a doctor had originally prescribed to him in 2009 for severe hip pain. In the weeks since his passing, Prince has become something of a symbol for the suffering of legions of souls who’ve also lost their lives to opioids in recent years. According to a PBS Frontline article by Dan Nolan and Chris Amico, “The opioid epidemic has been called the worst drug crisis in American history. Death rates now rival those of AIDS during the 1990s . . .” A May 2016 investigation by the Los Angeles Times informs us that America’s prescription opioid crisis “has claimed over 190,000 lives from overdoses since 1999.” Most of these opioids are developed, promoted, manufactured, and distributed by corporations worth billions of dollars. Endo Pharmaceuticals, makers of Percocet, has a market cap of $16 billion as of May 2015 according to Forbes. Purdue Pharma, makers of Oxycontin, is owned by the Sackler family aka “the OxyContin Clan” according to a recent Forbes article that estimated their worth at over $14 billion.

North Node in Scorpio: Point of Destiny in the Sign of Intrigue

Prince passed as a full moon eclipse at two degrees Scorpio was lighting up his North Node (destiny) at two degrees Scorpio, sign of both psychological depth and underworld intrigue, in the 12th House of hidden matters. Prince’s passing was unexpected, tragic, and, unfortunately, has been shrouded with a great deal of hidden, underworld style intrigue. As this magazine goes to print, Radar Online is reporting that the DEA is investigating his death while the National Enquirer is reporting that he had been diagnosed with AIDS. There are even rumors are circulating that he may have been murdered. As Prince died without a will, there are also more than a few unanswered questions about who or what will get the rights to a massive repository of unreleased music locked in a vault underneath his Paisley Park mansion. According to an account published by the NY Daily News, Prince left enough music in his vault to release a new album every year for the next century–an enormous source of potential revenue for whoever gets the publishing rights and/or distribution contracts.

However the intrigue surrounding Prince’s passing shakes out, there is no doubt the man left a legacy that is both highly original (Gemini/Pisces) and deeply soulful (Scorpio North Node in the 12th). With the transiting North Node (destiny) and Jupiter (expansion) both in Virgo (herbal medicine, health consciousness) at the time of his death, hopefully Prince’s passing will spur a more holistic, empathic approach to how our culture treats chronic pain.

About the Author: Matt Savinar is a California licensed attorney (State Bar #228957), voluntarily inactive as of June 2013. He can be reached via his contact page.

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Pisces Sun, Gemini Moon, Part II: The Octopus Conspiracy and the Joint Expedited Data Interface (aka “the J.E.D.I.”)

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Sun/Neptune/Mercury are all in Pisces (sign of the psychic), Moon is in Gemini (sign of data exchange) today. All modern day mass surveillance systems — including the PRISM system brought to light by National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden — are descendants of what’s known as “P.R.O.M.I.S.” software, the backstory of which is so filled with intrigue (Pisces) and unanswered questions (Gemini) that it was even the subject of a deeply unsettling episode of NBC’s television series Unsolved Mysteries. Dubbed the “Octopus Conspiracy”, the software at the center of the story is a Pisces/Gemini based on its operational start date. Find out what made it so powerful and why it took me nearly a decade to summon the courage to write about it publicly:

Additional notes:

The “Joint Expedited Data Interface” (J.E.D.I.) computer network featured in the 1990 espionage thriller Black Money, authored by former Lehman Brothers partner Thomas Frank, is almost certainly based on P.R.O.M.I.S. software. According to a review of the book, it’s a “twisted trail of a criminal enterprise established mainly to legitimize Colombian drug lords’ money, flight capital from underdeveloped countries, terrorists’ slush funds, and the illicit profits of putatively respectable corporations.” (Source) It’s also, according to those in a position to know, so accurate that Frank had no choice but to write the book as fiction.

The short lived X-Files spin-off The Lone Gunmen, pictured above, is a Pisces/Gemini based on the show’s debut date. The show is famous for its pilot episode which involved terrorists flying airplanes into the World Trade Center nearly a year before 9/11 occurred.

The original article can be read in its entirety here:

Pisces Sun, Gemini Moon: “The Source Code, the Spook Loop, and the Psychic Surveillance State”

Copyright Matthew David Savinar, 2016

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