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Libra Sun, Sagittarius Moon: The Lucha Libre!

Libra is the sign most likely to make contact with “the other” while Sagittarius Moons need to explore far and wide in order to feel emotionally nourished. Of the 144 Sun/Moon pairings Libra/Sagittarius is arguably the most likely to make meaningful contact (Libra) with far-off peoples and far-off places (Sagittarius). Astrologer Jefferson Anderson says this the Sun/Moon pairing of the “wildly free-spirited libertarian” who is at their best when leading an African Safari, an Alaskan expedition, or other adventure off to exotic locations where they can experience the joys and wonders of distant geographies. (Source) So dear reader, since we’re discussing a Sun/Moon pairing as wildly free-spirited as Libra/Sagittarius what do you say we take a brief astrological cyber-Safari off to the wildly free-spirited world of Mexican Lucha Libre films! Oh, you’ve never seen a Mexican Lucha Libre film you say? Well then you’re in for one heck of a lovely (Libra) adventure (Sagittarius). Beloved Mexican professional wrestler turned movie star turned folk icon Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta, aka “El Santo”, is about as textbook an example of a Libra Sun, Sagittarius Moon as you’ll find. (Chart)

Libra/Sagittarius makes for a great geography or literature professor. This pairing loves to compare cultures so here is a brief primer on the differences between American and Mexican wrestling: in the United States professional wrestling occupies a place in the cultural ethos somewhere in between the NFL and the Cartoon Network. In Mexico things are much different. South of the border, professional wrestling is experienced more as folk tradition than steroid-fed uber-circus. The Mexican wrestlers, known as “Luchadors”, are loosely akin to a combination of Brazilian Capoeira performers, Indian Bollywood stars, and Harlem Globetrotters basketball players who ply their trade with liberal amounts of shameless Elvira style camp.

Like many Libra/Sagittarians, Santo was known for being vivacious, gregarious, and going on thrilling adventures in which he always had loads of fun while relating (Libra) to his public with great joie-de-vivre (Sagittarius). Astrologer Bill Tierney says this pairing’s “sincerity and honesty shine through, which only adds to its public appeal”. (Source) This is true even when the Libra/Sagittarius in question is a Lucha Libre star like Santo whose “sincerity, honesty and public appeal” must shine through a mask.

A good number of Libra/Sagittarians will find their way into education where their lively spirit, charm, and concern for others can be put to use broadening the intellectual horizons of young minds. Santo was not an educator per-se but several generations of children did grow up watching his films and acting them out on schoolyards which, if nothing else, certainly served to broaden their imaginative faculties.

You can often spot a Libra/Sagittarius by their fashion sense, which is best described as one part suave (Libra) and one part outrageous (Sagittarius). Only a Libra/Sagittarius like Santo could rock a smoking jacket with his Luchador mask and pull the whole ensemble off like a total boss as he did in the film Operacion ’67, considered one of the Lucha genre’s all time classics:

Santo in Operacion ’67

Most Libra/Sagittarians have a philanthropist or political activist of some sort inside them. Libra is interested in defending the rights of the downtrodden while Sagittarius is interested in “taking up sweeping, global causes where they do battle with the biased policies of the powers that be” astrologer Bill Tierney tells us. (Source) Linda Goodman suggests this pairing take up some type of “Great Cause” such as Greenpeace where they can combine the fair-mindedness of Libra with the idealism of Sagittarius in order to “spread light into darkness”. (Source) Singer Bob Geldof is a Libra/Sagittarius who organized Live Aid, a massive rock musical festival that raised money for African countries being forced into poverty by Western banks. (Chart) Santo was not involved in social or environmental causes per se but he did became a symbol of justice for the common man as result of taking on vampires, thieves, killers and other forces of darkness throughout his films.


Speaking of Libra/Sagittarians who shine light on the forces of darkness, author Jeremy Scahill is also a Libra Sun, Sagittarius Moon. (Chart) A former correspondent for Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now program, Scahill is best known for his investigations into Blackwater, the infamous private mercenary company. His 2013 documentary Dirty Wars documents the horrifying injustices (Libra) being committed against people of other cultures (Sagittarius) via “targeted killings, drone strikes, and U.S. government–condoned torture”. (Source)

Scahill has never taken on practitioners of “black magic” or a giant “diabolical brain” as Santo did in the 1962 film Santo Contra El Cerebro Diabolic but he has investigated the dark art that is Barack Obama’s “kill list”, the existence of which is truly diabolical in a supposed democracy. According to Scahill, Obama’s assassination ring is of such scope that for all intents and purposes he’s “out Cheneying Dick Cheney”:

There is, of course, one major difference between Santo and Scahill. The diabolical brains that Santo took on existed solely within the imaginary world of Lucha Libre films while those that Scahill takes on occupy the White House.

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Cancer Sun, Libra Moon: The Smooth Operator and the Stylish Peacemaker, the Captain of Diplomacy and the CEO of Social Intercourse

Considered the most intuitively shrewd of the twelve signs, Cancer perceives shifting tides of emotion as accurately as its animal symbol the crab perceives shifting tides of the ocean. This is why you’ll find a disproportionate number of Cancers in professions such as counseling and care-taking. When a person’s Sun (identity) is in Cancer they will to some degree be identified with their emotional intelligence.

Libra, sitting 90 degrees away from Cancer, is considered the most interpersonal of signs. It’s associated with fairness, elegance, civility, sociability, companionability, and excels at maintaining one-to-one partnerships. When a person’s Moon (emotional needs) is in Libra the feel emotionally nourished when doing things with another person, whether in the romantic or professional contexts.

Of the 144 Sun/Moon pairings, the Cancer Sun, Libra Moon pairing is one of the most socially aware as it combines the emotional intelligence of a Cancer Sun with the interpersonal instincts of a Libra Moon. It’s usually quite stylish, attuned to harmony, and in possession of a smooth, understated brand of sociability. New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, for instance, is a Cancer Sun, Libra Moon whose appearance in a 2001 VISA commercial captures nicely the smooth, stylish, and oh-so-socially suave ways of this pairing. (Chart)

Jeter has graced the covers of GQ, Vanity Fair, and dozens of other fashion magazines. Exuding the natural social confidence the Cancer Sun, Libra Moon native is known for, he was a perfect fit for the Gillette company’s 2008 “Staying Alive” campaign alongside golfer Tiger Woods, whose presence now only serves to highlight Jeter’s gentlemanly demeanor:

The combination of an emotionally sensitive Cancer Sun and a highly social Libra Moon make for a Sun/Moon pairing that is superb at maintaining its poise even in tense situations that could easily escalate out of hand. Consider, for instance, this this video in which Jeter and his lady friend are harassed by the paparrazzi outside a cafe. The photographer is clearly trying to antagonize Jeter (“Why haven’t you married her? Why aren’t you at spring training already?”, he asks) but Jeter responds by gracefully (Libra) diffusing the situation with down-home Cancerian question about the photographer’s home:

At age 37, Jeter is closer to the end of his playing days than he is their beginning. So what comes after baseball? In a 2008 interview with Men’s Health, Jeter expressed interest in owning a major league baseball team someday. That seems a fitting post-career choice for Jeter as Cancer is considered the most financially shrewd of signs while naturally sociable Libra excels at relating to its employees. Heading up an organization as large and loaded with out-sized egos as a major league baseball team just so happens to be the darn near ideal job for Cancer Sun, Libra Moon individual. Of the 144 Sun/Moon pairings this is probably the best one at smoothing out interpersonal conflicts.

Owning a baseball team is certainly an ambitious goal but Jeter may want to consider setting his aims even higher. His North Node (destiny) is in Sagittarius, the sign of far ranging adventures and long distance travels. Curiously enough, the Apollo-Soyuz test project launched (born) July 15th, 1975 is also a Cancer Sun, Libra Moon with its North Node in Sagittarius. (Chart) The first joint space mission between the US and the USSR, the Apollo-Soyuz project is a great example of how smooth and socially diplomatic Cancer/Libra can be when operating when on the world stage:

The joint space mission between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. has some thematic similarities to the maiden voyage of the German luxury vessel The Von Steuben. The subject of a fascinating 2005 article in National Geographic magazine, the Von Steuben was the first German passenger liner to enter New York Harbor following the cessation of World War I. Using its launch date as its date of birth, the Von Steuben is also a Cancer Sun, Libra Moon. (Chart) The epitome of both high class style and cozy comfort for its era, it too was a symbol of post-war peace.

Now you can understand why even after 20 years under the spotlight in the pressure cooker that is the New York City media-celebrity complex it’s darn near impossible to find anybody who has anything bad to say about Derek Jeter. At its best the Cancer Sun, Libra Moon individual is as good keeping the peace as they are at looking stylish.

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