Category: Gemini: Can you hear me now?

Sun in Gemini, Moon in Pisces: The LIBOR Scandal

Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon is a fabulous combination for musicians, artists, poets, dancers, dream interpreters and anybody else who works with the imaginative and the invisible, the mysterious and the opaque, the fantastic and the phantasmal. As explained in the Sun/Moon profile on this combination published earlier this year, Prince is an excellent example of a Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon individual who has made use of this combination’s gifts while minimizing its liabilities.

While this combination is great for artists, it’s one of the Sun/Moon pairings least suited to the financial services. Hand your checkbook to a Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon native and about the best you can hope for is that they’ll turn it into a collage of images they’ve channeled from other realms. Maybe they’ll write out a beautiful musical score, do calligraphy, or draw up some really cool symbols the way you might imagine Prince doing. At worst they’ll have your funds being channeled into multiple “dimensions”, none of which will be the type you can ever retrieve anything tangible from. Disgraced yoga guru John Friend, recently accused of serious financial “shenanigans” in regards to the management of his company’s pension fund, is a Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon. (Source)

If you’ve been paying any attention to the financial world, you’ve no doubt heard of the LIBOR scandal which is shaping up to be a financial scandal orders of magnitude larger than the collapse of 2008. Virtually every major bank is now under investigation for manipulating LIBOR, which affects everything from mortgage to credit card rates. According to the Wikipedia entry for the LIBOR scandal, it was “birthed” when the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) released a study suggesting the large banks might be fraudulently (criminally?) manipulating LIBOR. (Source) I ran the chart for the WSJ’s study using its release date as its date of birth and it’s a Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon. (Chart)

In his 1978 book Sun Signs Moon Signs, astrologer Jefferson Anderson refers to this pairing as “The Split Personality”, a title that speaks to the double dealing that is at the foundation of this scandal. On a similar astrologers Suzi and Charles Harvey tell us that one of the greatest challenges for the Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon native is “lack of boundaries.” (Source) Astrologer Linda Goodman describes a meeting between these two signs in a similar fashion:

It’s hard to get either sign to pay strict attention to what you’re saying, or to get them to look directly at you for more than a fraction of an instant. Gemini’s eyes are sharp, alert sometimes mocking. Pisces eyes are soft, wandering, liquid and full of comprehension when they focus on you, which isn’t often. Gemini eyes, too, focus only briefly, then dart restlessly here and there, birdlike. Like their eyes, the minds of Gemini and Pisces wander also, but for different reasons . . . to separate galaxies. (Source)

Being in “separate galaxies” at once is great for somebody like Prince whose creative gifts are so otherworldly amazing that they seem as though they’re from different galaxies. “Separate galaxies”, however, are definitely not what you want when it comes to things like interest rates, credit cards, bank accounts, pension funds, school district payrolls etc.

The Harveys tell us that a metaphoric image for the highest expression of this pairing is, “Peter pan marries Tinkerbell and they live happily ever after in Never Never Land.” (Source) Just substitute “off shore accounts in the cayman islands that will never, never be found” for “Never Never Land”, recast Peter Pan and Tinkerbell as mafioso banking fairies who wouldn’t hesitate to float Adolf Hitler a loan if the interest rate was right and it’s actually an accurate image for the LIBOR scandal, albeit in a rather twisted manner of speaking.

Again, this is a great pairing for those in the creative professions. The last think you want your accountant or financial professional to be, however, is “creative”, at least when it comes to how they handle money. (What they do on their off-hours is their business.)

A few other notes about the LIBOR chart beyond its Sun/Moon pairing:

Uranus/Moon conjunction: Events that Shock the Emotions

Uranus (shocks, surprises) is conjunct the Moon (emotions) in Pisces which at its lowest is associated with drugs, deception, and delusions. This aspect is often found in charts that involve some type of severe emotional shock, comparable to what you might feel if you came home one day only to find your house under three feet of water or your spouse unconscious from a drug overdose.

Mercury/Neptune: Subliminal Sensitivity or Smokescreen of Unreality?

Mercury (communications) in Gemini (The Communicator) is trine Neptune (idealization but also illusions) in Aquarius (technology). At its best this aspect is well attuned to subliminal communications. At worst, according to astrologer Adrian Ross Duncan, this aspect is that of “The Smokescreen” who deceives both others and themselves by creating “secret realities of untruth”. (Source)

Saturn/Pluto: Hard Won Excellence or Severe Oppression, Huge Losses

Pluto (extremes, terror, manipulation,) had just made its initial foray into Capricorn (business structures) and was trining Saturn (Lord of Karma) in Virgo (analysis, forensic research). At its best this aspect is associated with hard-won excellence, comparable to what a piece of coal undergoes as it transforms into a diamond, what a concert pianist subjects herself to as she perfects her performance, or the hours a forensic researcher must work to get to the bottom of criminality as complex as the LIBOR scandal. At worst, according to astrologer Sue Tompkins, it’s associated with the most severe forms persecution, oppression, and large scale loss:

What would it be like to be born during the time that the full horrors of Auschwitz became known, or the day Chernobyl blew up or the week that Wall Street crashed.

Saturn/Pluto aspects might be linked with lessons of survival. Sometimes the threat might be of a disease (polio, tuberculosis, AIDS) and sometimes with the fear of massive financial loss. (Source)

The U.S. Congress launched an investigation into the scandal on July 10th, 2012 when the Sun was in Cancer and the Moon in Aries. At its best this combination is associated with events such as the storming of the Bastille in France. At worst it just generates a lot of steam.

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Sun in Gemini, Moon in Sagittarius: The Golden Gate Bridge

Today is the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge (GGB) so it’s good time to take a look at its Sun/Moon pairing. The opening celebration for the bridge commenced on May 27th, 1937 but it was opened for traffic the day before. The GGB was thus “born” on May 26th, 1937 making it a Gemini Sun, Sagittarius Moon. (Chart)

Gemini is symbolized by two twins facing each other in much the same the twin pylons of the GGB face each other. Sagittarius is symbolized by a centaur (half-man, half-horse) and considered the sign most likely to take long distance trips. The GGB looks like the Twins (Gemini) and was the longest distance (Sagittarius) suspension bridge ever built at the time. It has twin sets of lanes that go in two directions at once (Gemini) and is traversed primarily by people inside vehicles measured in horsepower (Sagittarius).

Sun in Gemini, Moon in Sagittarius: The Golden Gate Bridge (Photo Source: Rich Niewiroski Jr.)

Gemini is the sign of Bike Messenger and the Cab Driver, the Blogger and the Bookseller, the Writer and the Journalist. It’s also the sign most likely to look for shortcuts or, as in the case of the GGB, actually engineer them. People with their Sun (identity) in this quick moving sign eventually come to be identified with their aptitude for quick communication and ability to cross-pollinate between different areas of life. In the case of the GGB, it’s now identified primarily as an avenue for quick-commuting and cross-pollination across different parts of the Bay Area.

Sagittarius, the sign opposite to Gemini, is the Traveler, the Student, the Scholar, the Gypsy, the Professor of High Adventure and the Super Crusader of Quests and Faith. For people with their Moon (emotional needs) in Sagittarius, travel is a form of emotional nourishment. With its Moon (needs) in Sagittarius (travel) it’s not a coincidence the GGB is funded (nourished) by the money (emotional support?) that people pay to travel across it. The GGB needs paying drivers to travel across it in order to be physically sustained in much the same way a person with their Moon in Sagittarius needs travel in order to be emotionally sustained.

Astrologer Jefferson Anderson emphasizes pairing’s love of freedom, writing that “The open road is a lot more tempting to you than the drudgery of a routine job . . .” He also provides an eerie warning given the location of the GGB atop two active fault lines, “You have a tendency to dispatch past catastrophes from your short memory.” (Source)” In light of Anderson’s warning it should be mentioned that, according to FactMonster.com:

While engineers did find a way to secure the bridge’s towers in the heavy ocean currents, accommodating earthquakes was not part of their original design. (Source)

The GGB has its Moon right on its North Node, the point of destiny. This is considered an indicator of coming before the public in a big way according to astrologer Celeste Teal. (Source) Placed in Sagittarius, the sign of long distance travel and expansion into new frontiers, the nature of the GGB’s public notoriety was destined to involve travel in some way. Russian Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, also has a Moon/North Node conjunction in Sagittarius in her chart. (Chart)

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