By Matt Savinar

Combine the globe-trotting, devil-may-care nature of a Sagittarius Sun with the theatrical instincts of a Leo Moon and the result is a Sun/Moon pairing that is larger than life, enthusiastically dramatic, and always the star of the show no matter where life takes them. Astrologer Jefferson Anderson calls Sagittarius Sun, Leo Moon the pairing of “The Showoff” who simply “doesn’t have the hang-ups and inhibitions that plague so many others”. (Source) Linda Goodman tells us that Sagittarius/Leo is the combination of the one man or one woman “circus parade” that will “jet propel” themselves high-and-far:

There’s plenty of contagious enthusiasm and genuine affection when these signs combine . . . together they have the power to jet-propel toward the impossible. This combination can bring much happiness to the world.

Sagittarius needs the strong net of Leo’s protection to catch them when they fall from their swinging trapezes, just as Leo is secretly thrilled by the Archer’s colorful tumbling acts. When these two courageous signs combine life will never rain on their circus parade. (Source)

To illustrate: professional wrestling superstar Rob Van Dam is a Sagittarius with his Moon in Leo. (Chart) Van Dam is often referred to as “The Whole F–king Show” and “Mr. Pay Per View” for sensationally entertaining in-ring performances. Among wrestling fans he’s a widely admired as a risk-taking (Sagittarius Sun) super-legend (Leo Moon), a deacon (Sagittarius) of high drama (Leo Moon) whose become an icon for jet-propelling himself through circus style stunts so thrilling that they, quite frankly, defy description:

Astrologers Suzi and Charles Harvey tell the Sagittarius Sun, Leo Moon pairing, “your drama and volatility burn more sensitive souls who will wonder what hit them.” (Source) Professional wrestling is, of course, choreographed but if you watched the first few moments of the above video you’ll see just how correct the Harveys are in their assessment of this pairing’s hard-hitting sense for the dramatic. The Sadge/Leo individual’s penchant for both high-theater and high-adventure also what makes this is one of the Sun/Moon pairings most likely to have pants-crappingly high health insurance premiums. Astrologer Jacqueline Bigar says this pairing is “athletic and willing to take wild leaps of faith.” (Source) Or, in the case of a Sagittarius/Leo like Mr. Van Dam, “wild leaps of faith” off top turnbuckles, 20 foot ladders, and even into live audiences. (Video)

In relationships this pairing has a surprisingly high capacity for happiness. Passionately romantic, the Sagittarius/Leo individual takes as expansive, high-energy an approach to romance as he or she does to public performances or the study of herbal lore. According to astrologer Hazel Dixon Cooper this pairing wants “the whole ‘effing show” when it comes to matters of the heart, “Funny, optimistic, loyal and honest, this is one of the best Sun/Moon combinations”. (Source) Van Dam has been with his wife Sonya for twelve years, stating in a recent interview, “I’ve been with the same gal for twelve years and I’m the happiest man in the world relationship wise.” (Source)

Van Dam isn’t the only Sagittarius Sun, Leo Moon to make a name for himself in the world of high-flying acrobatics and death-defying forms of theater. Charles Ringling, the founder of Ringling Brothers Circus, is also a Sagittarius Sun, Leo Moon. (Chart) In the wrestling world, Van Dam is known as “Mr. Pay Per View” while Ringling can be thought of as the original “Mr. Pay Per View”. Ringling is thought to have coined the phrase, “The show must go on”, a motto that Mr. Van Dam more or less lives by.Nor is Van Dam the only notable Sagittarius/Leo individual to wear extremely bright, colorful, and tight-fitting outfits to work. Actress, peace activist, and fitness icon Jane Fonda is a Sagittarius Sun, Leo Moon. (Source) Like Rob Van Dam, Jane Fonda tends to be the “whole effing show” no matter where she goes or how she chooses to express herself:

Whatever their chosen profession, Sagittarius/Leo individuals will most often be found where there is some type of “main event” that they can be at the center of. Arthur Fielder, the longtime conductor of the Boston symphony, is also a Sagittarius Sun, Leo Moon. (Chart) Fielder didn’t have a catchy nickname like “Mr. Pay Per View”, “Mr. Monday Night”, or “The Whole F–king Show” but you don’t end up conducting the Boston symphony for 50 straight years unless you’re capable of putting on one hell of a performance.

Sagittarius/Leos make for great show-offs, certainly, but there is more to this pairing than just high drama and high ratings. This combination takes a approach to intellectual and spiritual matters that is every bit as passionate as it does to giving public performances. According to the Harveys, a metaphoric image for the Sagittarius/Leo combination is, “At an emotionally moving ceremony, the shaman of the gypsies is given an honorary university degree in herbal lore and ancient geography.” (Source) That’s an uncannily accurate approximation of Rob Van Dam. Wrestlers are essentially the modern day, sports entertainment equivalent of gypsies while Van Dam, who has studied eastern forms off spirituality, is probably the closet thing they have to a shaman. He doesn’t have an honorary degree in herbal lore but he is a very vocal advocate of marijuana legalization. He’s even financed a documentary along with Tommy Chong about the benefits of the plant and the government’s brutal insistence on criminalizing it.

In addition to jet-propelling itself wide and far, this pairing will often thrust its principals (Sagittarius) into the limelight (Leo Moon). Jane Fonda became famous in the 1960s for her extremely outspoken (Sagittarius), high profile (Leo Moon) opposition to the war in Vietnam. In 2006, Van Dam did something similar when he refused to go on the WWE’s tour of Iraq because he felt the war was for oil. He was the only high profile wrestler to come out in opposition to the war. Among wrestling fans his name is now synonymous with medical marijuana due to his wide ranging (Sagittarius) enthusiastic (Leo Moon) efforts at getting the plant legalized.

Van Dam actually owns a comic book store in Southern California and, as coincidence, would have it the new comic book Bitch Planet is a Sagittarius with its Moon in Leo based on its debut date. According to astrologer Heather Renae Horton, “the comic takes place in a male-dominated future where women deemed ‘non-compliant’, or otherwise inconvenient to their male overlords, are sent to the Auxiliary Compliance Outposts (ACO), aka ‘Bitch Planet’—a penal colony in outer space. True to their Sagittarian nature, the women on Bitch Planet are raw and strong, both physically and mentally. The combination of the Sun in adventuresome Sagittarius (the wild horse) and the Moon in dramatic Leo (the lioness) makes for an exhilarating display of justice-minded resistance against Earth’s new, autocratic male order.”

Astrologer Bil Tierney says the Sagittarius/Leo pairing “will often inspire others to do their best and never give up on their highest goal. These signs are strong morale boosters”. (Source) Jane Fonda boosted the morale of fitness aficionados and those opposed to the war in Vietnam. Van Dam boosted the morale of wrestling fans and those opposed to the war in Iraq. Strange as it may seem at first glance, a comic like Bitch Planet is doing something similar. At a time where the forces of autocracy seem to have fully retrenched themselves, the comic is providing its readers a bit of inspiration that non-compliant (Sagittarius) forms of creative self-expression (Leo Moon) could help jet-propel us past the forces of autocracy — something that recent events have made clear is needed now more than ever before.

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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