Sagittarius is the sign of the the Traveler and the Truth Seeker, the Scholar and the Sage, the Philosopher and the Prophet, the Professor of High Adventure and the Department Chair of Intellectual Beatdowns. Symbolized by a half horse, half human centaur-archer armed with a quiver full of flaming arrows ready to be fired at far off targets, this is the zodiac’s resident super-crusader. Astrologer Austin Coppock refers to Sagittarius as the “Doom Super Soldier” of the Zodiac while Stella Hyde says this is the sign most likely to find work in highly dangerous professions such as bounty hunting, car-jacking, or crocodile wrangling. (Source) Combine the Sun (identity) in the sign of overseas adventures and high adventure crusades (Sagittarius) with the Moon (emotional needs) in the sign of high value loot (Taurus) and you get a Sun/Moon pairing that makes for a swashbuckling spiritual seeker or a mercenary pirate who believes they’re on a mission from God. To illustrate: using the date of its first flight as its date of birth, Lockheed Martin’s RQ-170 “Sentinel” unmanned drone, aka the “Desert Prowler”, is a Sagittarius Sun, Taurus Moon. (Chart) This mission patch, originally brought to the public’s attention by way of Trevor Paglen’s book I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have to be Destroyed by Me: Emblems from the Pentagon’s Black World, is believed to originate from a squadron assigned to operate RQ-170s in Afghanistan:
Since the RQ-170 is a Sagittarius/Taurus we shouldn’t be surprised its job is to crusade across foreign lands (Sagittarius) in search of the highest value (Taurus) of the “high value targets” in the so-called war of terror. According to a 2011 NY Times article, an RQ-170 drone was deployed over Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan prior to his alleged death. (Source) Sagittarius/Taurus is also known to be a gambler. If loitering over Pakistan, a highly volatile country that possesses a large stockpile nuclear weapons, doesn’t count as a major “gamble” I’m not sure what does.
Astrologer Noel Tyl says this pairing’s “idealistic energies are channeled into business structures built to serve society”. (Source) Ultimately the RQ-170’s energies are channeled into the profit margins of aerospace company Lockheed Martin, one of the biggest defense related “business structures” in modern society.
This pairing often has a sixth sense that allows them to spot rich food, fine fabrics, and well-aged wine from miles away. This is true even when the Sagittarius/Taurus in question is an unmanned aerial vehicle with nothing but 1s and 0s running through a set of digital senses. For instance, according to independent experts cited in recent media reports, the RQ-170 can carry “sensors that can detect radioactive isotopes and other chemicals that can give away nuclear research” from miles away. (Source)
Actor Samuel Jackson is also a Sagittarius Sun, Taurus Moon. (Chart) Jackson’s starred in wide range of films but his signature role will always be that of “Jules Winnfield”, the bible quoting philosopher hitman he played to great effect in the 1994 film Pulp Fiction:
In Pulp Fiction, Jackson’s character is on a crusade (Sagittarius) through the streets of Los Angeles for the ultimate high value (Taurus) target: a suitcase that belongs to mafia boss Marcellus Wallace. His energies are thus channeled into the business structures of his boss’s crime empire, not totally unlike the way the energies of the RQ-170 are channeled into the business structures of the defense industry. Of course by the end of the film his character has gone from being a mercenary pirate to something of a spiritual seeker. A computerized drone like the RQ-170 is unlikely to experience a similar transformation unless repurposed for something like environmental research or wilderness search and rescue.
Actor Ricardo Montalban is another Sagittarius/Taurus. (Chart) Montalban has starred in a wide variety of roles but it was his portrayal of war criminal Khan Noonien Singh in the 1982 film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan that’s widely considered his most compelling performance:
In the film Montalban’s character hijacks a heavily armed starship and goes on a vengeance fueled crusade (Sagittarius) for the “Genesis Device”, an extremely high-value (Taurus) piece of technology that is to the fictional exo-politics of Star Trek what oil pipelines and opium poppies are to the very real geopolitics of Central Asia.
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