Scorpio Sun, Aquarius Moon: The Night Stalker, the Ghost Rider, and the Starship Helter Skelter

Scorpio is the sign of the Shaman and the Spy, the Sorceress and the Spell-Caster, the Hitman and the Detective, the Investment Banker and the Contract Killer, the Covert-Op and the Deep Cover Cop. When a person or project has their Sun (identity) in this clandestinely inclined sign they will come to be identified with sex, secrets, or some aspect of the occult. According to astrologer Judy Hall, Scorpios are naturals in “silent-but-deadly” professions such as experimental science or submarine surveillance while Aquarius Moons are emotionally nourished by unusual hobbies such as UFO-watching or computer hacking. (Source) To illustrate: using its establishment date as its date of birth the Tonopah Test Range, aka “Area 52”, is a Scorpio Sun, Aquarius Moon. (Chart) Area 52 is the sister of the much better known Area 51 base. This Area 52 mission patch, obtained by way of geographer Trevor Paglen’s book Covert Operations and Classified Landscapes, seems to suggest the base is home to occult projects, secret technologies, and silent-but-deadly UFO-looking aircraft that are to the year 2013 what black magick guilds were to the year 1320:

Mission Patch from Tonopah Test Range aka “Area 52”, the sister base to “Area 51” (Image Source: Trevor Paglen,

Astrologer Carolyn Reynolds says the Scorpio/Aquarius pairing is often a prophetic inventor whose first words are likely to be “star-ship”. (Source) Stella Hyde says Scorpio is the sign of the secret agent while Aquarius is the sign of the astronaut so it’s certainly not inconceivable that the base is home to “secret agent astronauts” who fly around in star-ships of one sort or another. Along these lines, the airspace at Area 52 is restricted all the way out to beyond the atmosphere and into outer-space.

Strangely enough in regards to “secret agent astronauts”, star-ships, and things going on all the way out to outer space . . . using its premier date as its date of birth the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind is also a Scorpio Sun, Aquarius Moon. (Chart) The film starts off with researchers trying to solve a mystery (Scorpio) involving a squadron of airplanes (Aquarius) that have mysteriously gone missing out in the Sonoran desert. It ends with the U.S. government constructing a secret (Scorpio) base where space aliens (Aquarius) will land:

Fortunately for us humans, the space aliens encountered in Close Encounters turn out to be friendly. It’s highly unlikely that whatever’s going on out at Area 52 these days is of such an affable nature. For instance, during the 1980s the base was home to the 4450th and the 4451st test squadrons, two highly classified units known as the “Night Stalkers” and the “Ghost Riders” (originally the “Grim Reapers”), respectively. (Source) Scorpio is ruled by the planet Pluto which is associated with the Grim Reaper himself while Aquarius has long been considered the sign of aviation, space travel, and advanced technology. The imagery on the 4451’s mission patch makes it pretty clear their work out at Area 52 involved death (Scorpio) by way of the stars (Aquarius):

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Original “Grim Reapers” flight patch issued to classified squadron. (Photographed by ‘Mr. Smashy’ on Flickr)

Sue Tompkins says the Scorpio/Aquarius combination “often holds highly unconventional views on sexual or occult issues of death which they feel might alienate the larger population were they to share them.” (Source) We don’t know what, if any, highly unconventional matters of an occult or “alienating” nature are being hidden at Area 52 but Youtuber ChiChang Wu has located some incredibly strange structures on the base visible by way of Google Earth’s satellite imagery service. The camouflaged structure visible in his video at 2:30 is a mind-boggingly 900 yards (2,700 feet) long so whatever it’s hiding it’s darn important:

Linda Goodman warns her readers to “have your seat-belts on” when these two signs meet as they form an intensely unpredictable combination which generates the type of energy that “makes windmills spin, ships sail, trains run, and spacecraft break the time barrier.” (Source) The time barrier hasn’t been broken yet, at least not officially, but if the government was working on such a project it would make sense for it to be associated with a Scorpio/Aquarius outfit such as Area 52. The idea that a Scorpio/Aquarius like Area 52 might be involved in such futuristic projects sounds both intriguing (Scorpio) and exciting (Aquarius) but keep in mind that Scorpio can be incredibly dark while Aquarius Moons have an emotional need to be shocking. To illustrate: Charles Manson is a Scorpio/Aquarius whose visions of the future were some of the darkest (Scorpio), most shocking (Aquarius) ever imagined. Strangely enough, Charles Manson promised to lead his followers to “a city underneath the earth” and that’s more or less exactly what Area 52 appears to be.

Fortunately, few Scorpio/Aquarians will express themselves in such a darkly (Scorpio) ice-cold (Aquarius) fashion. To illustrate: using its original publication date as its date of birth, Phrack Magazine is a Scorpio/Aquarius. (Chart) If you haven’t heard of Phrack before, it was a well-regarded computer hacking and cryptography magazine that was going deep cover (Scorpio) in matters of advanced technology (Aquarius) 30 years before the general population began waking up to the realities of ubiquitous government surveillance. (Source) Phrack wasn’t a literal time traveler but in many ways it did foresee a future characterized by spying (Scorpio) via technology (Aquarius), one which we are all now living in.

Some Scorpio/Aquarians will channel their bent for extreme (Scorpio) forms of futurism (Aquarius) into art or music. Darin Mcfadyen, best known as “DJ Freq-Nasty” is a Scorpio Sun, Aquarius Moon. (Chart) Mr. Freq is widely considered one of the world pioneers in breakbeat electronic music, which is an intensely (Scorpio) advanced (Aquarius) form of music that sounds almost as futuristic as what the UFO in Close Encounters of the Third Kind plays. Mr. Freq is not from another world like whatever may be going on at Area 52 but to anybody whose tastes in clothing, music, and aesthetics are on the conservative side he would appear as if he’s from a different planet. Freq may not own an actual UFO but he’s almost certainly taken a few trips in “starships”, albeit ones powered by forms of energy more organic than technological in nature:

On a similar note, British author Naomi Mitchison is a Scorpio Sun, Aquarius Moon who wrote about topics such as rape, abortion, prostitution, women’s rights and other topics that for her era were one part taboo (Scorpio), one part futuristic (Aquarius). (Chart) In addition to to being very interested in space travel, she smuggled letters out of Nazi occupied Austria by concealing them in her knickers, the 1940s equivalent of smuggling classified materials out of an off-limits base in the Nevada desert. In other words, like the classified projects being carried out inside Area 52, she too was something of a “Ghost Rider”.

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Astrology News Roundup #6: Lunar Eclipse in Pisces Edition

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For the lunar eclipse in Pisces a big issue is the difference between verifiable reality (Virgo) and the world of make believe (Pisces). Example: Stars and Stripes magazine is reporting that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have cost the U.S. taxpayers $5 trillion (and counting). (Source) That equates out to about $55,000 per taxpayer, more if you’re in a higher than average tax bracket, less if you’re in a lower one. For married couples with dual incomes that’s an average of almost $125,000 per household.

The wars were happening at a time when the country was being flooded with ideas via books like The Secret that convinced people their money challenges are entirely a product of a person’s bad thoughts. Excessive negative thinking certainly doesn’t help people mobilize whatever resources may be at their disposal. However, when $125,000 is diverted from each household’s bottom line for the purpose of destroying other countries it’s inevitable that more families are going to struggle. On top of that, getting guilt tripped by those sort of books that it’s all their own fault only adds salt to the psychic wounds that accompany people’s financial struggles. So make believe (Pisces) has been used to distract people from verifiable reality (Virgo), something that is now coming out at the eclipse.

Today’s news roundup:

Lunar Eclipse in Pisces (Dreams, Mysticism, Healing, Psycho-Pharmacology, Strange Stuff)

Pluto in Capricorn: Planet of Power and Purging in the Sign of Big Business, Big Government

Saturn in Sagittarius: Planet of Karma in Sign of Law, Truth, Travel, Publishing, International Relations

Venus/Jupiter in Libra: The Great Benefics in the Sign of Romance, Socializing


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 astrological consults at his contact page.

Leo Sun, Aquarius Moon: The Super Star Space Warp(s) and the Best Friends Forever

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Leo is the sign of the celebrity and the superstar. People with their Suns (conscious identity) in this high profile sign make for great media moguls, circus ringmasters, and goldmine owners according to astrologer Stella Hyde. (Source) Sitting 180 degrees opposite Leo is Aquarius, sign of the scientist, the space alien, the all round super-freak. People with their Moons (emotional needs) in this far out sign feel most at home in oddball places like science fiction conventions or when setting off political revolutions Hyde tells us. Actors David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are both Leos with their Moons in Aquarius. Both are famous (Leo) for starring in The X-Files, a show about space aliens and super-freaks (Aquarius). As a result of the show’s success, both actors are huge hits (Leo) on the science fiction convention (Aquarius) circuit where they’ve coined a veritable goldmine (Leo) from the strange, the freakish, and the extraordinary (Aquarius).

Neither Duchovny or Anderson are high-profile (Leo) political revolutionaries (Aquarius) per se. However, they were so riveting as Mulder and Scully that, in a round about, they did help to bring attention (Leo) to political matters often considered too fringe to be taken seriously (Aquarius). In the early 1990s anybody who believed the government was conspiring with the forces of evil to tap our phones, poison our water, and hide the truth from us was considered too nutty to have around polite company. By the time The X-Files finished its eight year run it was almost acceptable to be concerned about such matters. That shift in our culture was in no small part thanks to the high profile (Leo), super-cool (Aquarius) aplomb that Duchovny and Anderson brought to bear as agents Mulder and Scully. They were the first pair on network television to shine the spotlight (Leo) on two characters who, in effect, operated as proxies for all us intellectually dissident, fringe dwelling, social rejects (Aquarius) of the world. In a pre-internet world that was a very big deal (Leo), even a bit revolutionary (Aquarius).

Astrologer Raven Kaldera calls the Leo/Aquarius pairing the “Friendship Moon” while Suzi and Charles Harvey say it excels at “flamboyantly crossing accepted social boundaries.” (Source) Duchovny and Anderson were so interesting as Mulder and Scully because they portrayed their alter egos as friends first, ones who turned “crossing accepted social boundaries” into an art form of flamboyantly intergalactic proportions. Whether it was aliens out of Area 51, monsters from the deep, conspiracy theorists from the internet, dudes from the CIA, heck, even an astrologer in one episode (“Syzygy”) — Mulder and Scully certainly did not discriminate when it came to who they would associate with or befriend.


Although officially “just friends”, both on screen and off, the sexual tension between the two was so palpable that rumors of a more-than-friends relationship have circulated nearly nonstop since the show debuted. Their alter egos Mulder and Scully apparently did pair off in other-worldly communion during the show’s 2016 reboot. No doubt it was both hawt-as-fawk (Leo) and more than a bit freaky (Aquarius), just what we’d expect from two members of the zodiac’s super star (Leo) space warp (Aquarius) club.

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 astrological consults at his contact page.

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