(Image: Timothy Dalton as James Bond in The Living Daylights, available for purchase at Amazon)
Combine the aggressive, hard charging identity of an Aries Sun with the intensely clandestine instincts of an Scorpio Moon and the result is a Sun/Moon pairing that can be ruthless and resourceful, passionate and aggressive, dark and dangerous, magnetic and more than a bit Machiavellian. As astrologer Linda Goodman explains, Aries and Scorpio are the zodiac’s two warrior signs:
Aries is the reckless crusader, stirred emotionally by dedication to a cause, and the excitement of a dangerous mission. Scorpio is the seasoned veteran, possessing a deep sense of realities and the strength to endure hardships, with no illusions about the glamour of marching bands, uniforms, and decorations for bravery. Their strategies are very different. Aries defends fiercely, in the front lines. Scorpio attacks suddenly, unexpectedly, from the rear. (Source)
Aries is ruled by Mars, the Lord of War. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, the Lord of the Underworld. The Aries Sun, Scorpio Moon pairing thus excels at warfare (Aries) in the underworld (Scorpio). Francis Ford Coppola is an Aries Sun, Scorpio Moon. (Chart) He’s best known for directing films such as The Godfather and Apocalypse Now — each of which dealt with surveillance, warfare, death, covert operations, assassinations, sex, jealousy and other themes pertaining to the sort of dangerous, subterranean underworlds that Aries/Scorpio considers home. Using its premier date as its date of birth, Coppola’s film The Conversation is also an Aries Sun, Scorpio Moon. (Chart) Considered one of the best films of the 1970s, it’s an espionage thriller that includes a horrifying Twilight Zone like twist at the end:
According to astrologer Jefferson Anderson, this pairing’s defiant, militant approach to life can land it in deep trouble with the authorities:
An extremist in thought and spirit, you never do anything halfway. When you succeed it’s total triumph, and when you are defeated, it’s total tragedy. No matter how much trouble you may get into or how many times you land in court, you will always bounce back ready to tackle new challenges. (Source)
American crypto-anarchist Jim Bell is Aries Sun, Scorpio Moon whose real life has been characterized by extremist themes more than a bit similar to those depicted in Francis Ford Coppola’s films. (Chart) In 1995 Bell created the concept of “Assassination Politics” — anonymously sponsored, crypto-currency financed assassination payments made via the Internet. Technology did not catch up with Bell’s extremist concept until 2013 when somebody calling themselves “Kuwabatake Sanjuro” used the Tor anonymity network to create “The Assassination Market”, a website on the Darknet that according to Forbes Magazine, “lets anyone anonymously contribute bitcoins towards a bounty on the head of any government official — a kind of Kickstarter for political assassinations”. (Source) By November 2013, the site had bounties out on the heads of NSA director Keith Alexander, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, and President Barack Obama.
Astrologer Hazel Dixon Cooper says when Aries turns to the dark side it goes from being a prize fighter to being the henchman while Scorpio is the zodiac’s professional assassin who will “spurn the bread-and-butter gangland contracts for the edgy intrigue, secrecy, and political fallout that comes with top-class, globally significant, grassy-knoll-style eliminations” since they are much better paid. (Source) Jim Bell apparently had nothing to do with the darknet Assassination Market developed by “Kuwabatake Sanjuro” but the theoretical framework he laid out back in the 1990s does combine the confrontational nature of a henchman (Aries Sun) with the intrigue and secrecy of a professional assassin (Scorpio Moon).
The same attributes that make for a fine henchmen turned professional assassin make for a great deep cover agent, one capable of completing missions that would scare the living daylights out of less daring souls — or an actor adept at bringing a sense of authenticity to such roles. To illustrate: Timothy Dalton, the fourth actor to portray iconic MI5 agent James Bond, is an Aries Sun, Scorpio Moon. (Chart) Sean Connery played Bond as a charming, hairy chested semi-misogynist. Roger Moore brought a light touch and breezy humor to the role while Pierce Brosnan came off more as a professional wine taster than somebody who made a living from spilling blood. Current Bond Daniel Craig brings the thuggish intensity a former bare knuckle boxer or special forces soldier to the role. That’s a step in the right direction but, truth be told, the only actor who portrayed 007 as the smoldering, defiant, malevolent special agent that Ian Fleming envisioned in the original James Bond novels is the criminally underrated Dalton.
In true Aries/Scorpio Dalton’s screen tested so much darker and more dangerous than his predecessors that that producers took the series in a much more realistic direction, at least during his brief tenure as Bond. For instance, in The Living Daylights Bond finds himself in Afghanistan where he’s rescued by an American allied heroin trafficker that’s a dead ringer for Osama Bin Laden, a man who was actually an ally of the CIA at the time. (No joke) The OBL character is at odds with an arms dealer that’s a dead ringer for Colonel Oliver North, a man who was then masterminding the Iran-Contra scandal. There’s no way a debonair playboy version of Bond ala Libra/Gemini Roger Moore could have pulled off such a darkly realistic plot like but for an Aries/Scorpio like Dalton it was a natural.
Speaking of the nexus between narcotics trafficking, intelligence agencies, and other malevolent matters, the 1992 crime thriller Deep Cover is an Aries Sun, Scorpio Moon. (Chart) The film includes an array of themes close to the heart of any Aries Sun, Scorpio Moon native: shadowy underworlds, double crossing double agents, an atmosphere of diffuse paranoia, and plenty of dramatic physical action. If you want a preview of what it’s like to hang out with an Aries Sun, Scorpio Moon native on a Friday night just listen to the first line of the film’s theme song, “Tonight’s the night I get in some shit, going deep cover on the incognito tip.”
The film doesn’t feature an “assassination market” like what Jim Bell first conceptualized back in the 1990s but it is best remembered for the song “187 on an Undercover Cop”, which set off rapper Snoop Dogg’s musical career.
For those who may not know, “187” is police code for murder.
In addition to double agents, exorcists, and mafia hitmen you’ll find a disproportionate number of Aries Sun, Scorpio Moon natives involved in extremely innovative forms of science or intensely pioneering scholarly pursuits. Pioneering anthropologist Jane Goodall is an Aries Sun, Scorpio Moon who invested this pairing’s penetrative psychological capabilities into studying the social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees. (Chart)
Pioneering astrologer Linda Goodman is an Aries Sun, Scorpio Moon who did for the world of astrologers what Jane Goodall did for the world of wild chimpanzees. (Chart) Goodall went “Deep Cover” into the jungle of primate life while Goodman went “Deep Cover” into the equally tumultuous world of astro-psychology. The author of the widely acclaimed best seller Love Signs: A New Approach to the Human Heart, Goodman would likely agree with fellow Aries Sun, Scorpio Moon native Thornton Wilder who once said, “The best part of married life is the fights.”
Despite the differences in their respective career paths, one thing is for sure. Put primatologist Jane Goodall, astro-psychologist Linda Goodman and professional pornographer Jenna Jameson in a room for a few hours and, in true Aries/Scorpio fashion, they’d have conversations that would scare the living daylights out of many 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.