Aries and Libra are opposite signs but opposites always have a lot in common. In the case of Aries and Libra, what they have in common is the capacity to fight. Aries fights using force, Libra fights using finesse. Aries is motivated by self-preservation, Libra by the desire for justice. Aries is oriented to the application of power, Libra is oriented to the balance of power. Aries is the Warrior who charges dead ahead at the enemy, Libra is the General who anticipates their next move. Together these two signs form the “confrontation axis” of the Zodiac. Using its operational start date as its date of birth, the uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto was an Aries Sun, Libra Moon. (Chart) It’s arguably one of the best examples of righteous confrontation and organized resistance of the last 100 years:
Jefferson Anderson refers to Aries Sun, Libra Moon is the Sun/Moon pairing of “The Rebel” who is darn near unmatchable when it comes to “sheer determination, boldness, and aggression.” (Source) Amy Goodman is an Aries Sun, Libra Moon best known as the hard-charging, trouble-making, rabble-rousing host of Democracy Now. (Chart) As you might expect from somebody with an astrological pedigree so oriented towards confrontation, Goodman has made a career of doing battle with society’s most entrenched power structures. During one particularly notable battle at the 2008 Republican National Convention she was arrested by police officers in full SWAT gear:
Getting arrested at the RNC was a walk in the park compared to some of Goodman’s previous confrontations. According to Wikipedia, “In 1991, Goodman was beaten by Indonesian soldiers after witnessing a mass killing of Timorese demonstrators. In 1998, she documented Chevron Corporation’s role in a confrontation between the Nigerian Army and villagers who had seized oil rigs.” As Jefferson Anderson writes of Aries Sun, Libra Moon individual, “Your kind of determination is likely to get you into trouble . . .” (Source)
Actor and martial arts expert Steven Seagal is also an Aries Sun, Libra Moon. (Chart) Best known for playing cops, soldiers, and other bad-asses, Seagal’s also been involved in a number of environmentally conscious films that would make his soul-sister Amy Goodman quite proud. In 1994 he directed and starred in On Deadly Ground, the plot of which bears an eerie resemblance to the BP oil spill of 2010:
In 1997 Seagal made another environmentally themed film, Fire Down Below, in which he plays an EPA agent fighting industrialists dumping toxic waste in the Kentucky hills. Actors do their best work in roles that line up with their charts. It’s thus no surprise that Aries Sun, Libra Moon native Steven Seagal excels at projecting into the imaginal world of film the same capacity for confrontation that Aries Sun, Libra Moon native Amy Goodman projects across the radio airwaves.
Rowdy Rowdy Piper, best known as a professional wrestler, is also an Aries Sun, Libra Moon. (Chart) His fight scene with actor Keith David in the 1988 film They Live is considered one of the all time best, possibly the best, fight scene in the history of film. (Source)
Speaking of Aries Sun, Libra Moon individuals and epic fights: Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law Student whose Congressional testimony set off a firestorm regarding women’s reproductive rights, is an Aries Sun, Libra Moon. (Chart) Fluke’s entire chart, in fact, is loaded with Aries/Libra oppositions which means she is hard-wired to confront injustice:
Fluke testified before Congress just as transiting Saturn (maturity) was conjuncting her natal Pluto (extremes), a transit associated with “hard won excellence” similar to the process a piece of coal undergoes when it is turning into a diamond. In the case of Fluke, the “hard won excellence” she’s earned is in maters of confrontation (Aries) regarding issues of balance of power (Libra). While not intending it at the time of her testimony, she’s probably done more to stop fascist gasbag Rush Limbaugh in his tracks than a roundhouse kick from Steven Seagal or a clothesline from Rowdy Rowdy Piper, two of Fluke’s Aries Sun, Libra Moon soul-brothers.
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