Category: Pisces: Saint or Sinner? Mystic or Martyr?

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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Pisces Sun, Sagittarius Moon: Multiple Dimensions and Final Frontiers, Vortexes to the Past and Horizons of the Future

Pisces is the sign most likely to move in and out of other dimensions. Sagittarius is the sign most likely to travel across wide-ranging terrains, both physical and philosophical. Combine the trans-dimensional nature of a Pisces Sun with the freedom loving instincts of a Sagittarius Moon and you get a Sun/Moon pairing that is far-seeking, freedom-loving, and frontier-faring. Craving adventure, variety, and novelty this is the Sun/Moon pairing most likely to go on road trips so unbelievably wild they will just blow your mind. To illustrate: Russian Cosmonnaut Valentina Tereshkova is a Pisces Sun, Sagittarius Moon. (Chart) Officially the first woman in space, Tereshkova embarked on her voyage to the final frontier on June 16th, 1963.

Being so attuned to other dimensions and far-away frontiers, the Pisces Sun, Sagittarius Moon individual struggles to handle earthbound matters. Jefferson Anderson writes of this pairing’s tendency to ignore life’s mundane-but-important details:

At home with Nietzsch or Kierkgaard, you are thrown into a quandry when it comes to balancing your checkbook! You are not the practical sort. You live in a world of ideas and impressions, and the mundane details of life annoy you. Fortunately your keen intuition manages to steer you away from perilous conditions that anyone else as capricious and absentminded would fall into helplessly. (Source)

As far “steering clear of perilous conditions”, there’s an important detail generally omitted from Tereshkova’s biography. Frank Edwards, a former columnist for Fate Magazine, describes the perilous conditions that formed the backdrop to Tereshkova’s mission:

Tereshkova was NOT the first woman into space — she was the first woman to come back from space. There is a difference — and the difference is grim. . . . there were many scientists both in and out of the Communist countries who knew the truth, that the first woman into space never came back. (Source)

On May 23rd, three weeks before Tereshkova’s trip, a listening post at the Torre Bert Space Centre in Italy picked up a series of deeply unsettling voice communications between a Russian spacecraft and mission control:

To this day the identity of the woman heard in the above transmission remains unknown. What is known, according to the Judica-Cordiglia brothers who manned the listening post at Torre Bert, is that “Three days later, on May 26, 1961, the soviet press agency announced the return to earth on the 23rd of a unmanned satellite the size of a city bus. Its launch had not been previously disclosed and its purpose was unknown.” (Source)

As the first woman to venture into the unknown realms of outer space Tereshkova was extremely fortunate to be a Pisces Sun, Sagittarius Moon. Astrologer Bill Tierney tells us, “This pairing has a marvelous way of communicating with angels on high. Miracles happen for them more than any other combination of signs.” (Source) Given the grim fate that seems to have befallen her predecessor it’s not too much of a stretch to assume Tereshkova really did have “angels from on high” watching over her.

Strangely enough, Yuri Gagarin – officially the first man in space – is also a Pisces Sun, Sagittarius Moon. (Source) Like his astro-twin Mrs. Tereshkov, Gargarin also seems to have had a few guardian angels looking over him. Eight years after his famous flight on board Vostok One, Gargarin narrowly missed being the pilot for Soyuz One which resulted in a fatal crash.

Pisces Sun, Sagittarius Moon: Temporal Rifts, Parallel Timelines, Messages from the Past, Images of the Future

The ability to communicate with angels is also what tunes this pairing to multiple levels of reality and to even more mind-blowing possibilities such as multiple timelines. Consider, for instance, the plot of “Yesterday’s Enterprise”, one of the most popular installments of the Star Trek television franchise. The episode originally aired on February 19th, 1990, making it a Pisces Sun, Sagittarius Moon. (Chart) In the episode a temporal rift creates a fascinating if mind bending network of parallel time lines. The only way for the official timeline to be maintained is for a female crew member to volunteer for a suicide mission through time and space:

Guinan’s line to Captain Picard regarding the multiple realities at 4:03 of the above clip, “I can’t explain it to myself so I can’t explain to you, I only know that I’m right” could easily be life’s motto for this pairing. It may seem a bit “out there” to draw parallels between a real life person such as Valentina Tereshkova and an episode from a fictional television show but Pisces Sun, Sagittarius Moon knows better than any other combination that truth is stranger than fiction and and sometimes fiction is truer than truth.

Pisces Sun, Sagittarius Moon: Multiple Dimensions, Final Frontiers, Other Worlds

Speaking of concepts so mind-blowing they enter the frontiers of the unexplainable, Albert Einstein is also a Pisces Sun, Sagittarius Moon. (Chart) Curiously enough, his theory of relativity bears a strange resemblance to the narrative backdrop to “Yesterday’s Enterprise”. Take a look at this computer generated representation of Einstein’s theory on the left and compare it to a screenshot of the temporal rift depicted in “Yesterday’s Enterprise” on the right:

Pisces Sun, Sagittarius Moon: Einstein's theory of relativity on the left; a temporal rift in 'Yesterday's Enterprise' on the right

Notice any similarities?

Like the starship from the past depicted in “Yesterday’s Enterprise”, Einstein traveled through the dimensions of space and time. The only difference is his journeys took place not on board a warp-speed capable starship but inside the vastness of his own warp-speed capable mind. His famous letter to FDR regarding the potential of atomic weapons in 1939 probably altered the course of the second world war as much as “Yesterday’s Enterprise” altered the course of the galactic war depicted in Star Trek.

Copernicus, the 16th century astronomer whose book On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres is considered the starting point of the scientific revolution, is also Pisces Sun, Sagittarius Moon. (Chart) Like his astro-twin Albert Einstein, Copernicus’s theories took him so deep into the final frontiers of human knowledge (of his time) that they altered the course of world history. According to his Wikipedia entry, “His work stimulated further scientific investigations, becoming a landmark in the history of science that is often referred to as the Copernican Revolution.” (Source)

Pisces Sun, Sagittarius Moon: Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus

Given his interest in astronomy, Copernicus would probably be interested to know that on March 14th, 2012 NASA released an image of the entire universe as observed by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. (Source) Yes, you read that correctly: “the entire universe”. A high resolution version of the image is available here and really must be seen to be believed. Using the image’s release date as its date of birth it is a Pisces Sun, Sagittarius Moon just like Copernicus. (Chart)

Pisces Sun, Sagittarius Moon: The Entire Night Sky (Source: NASA)

You think that’s mind-blowing? Strap yourself in because you ain’t seen nothing yet. Get a load of the “ChronoZoom Project”, a joint research effort between the University of California, Moscow University, and the Microsoft corporation that allows you to point and click your way through the totality of time and space itself: everything from cosmic history to earth history to human history, to the origins of the stars, to the origin of life itself. The project is essentially a space-time travel machine albeit one that stays within the bounds of your computer. Using the date of its release as its date of birth, the ChronoZoom Project is a Pisces Sun, Sagittarius Moon just like travelers of space and time Valentina Tereshkova, Yuri Gargarin, Albert Einstein, and Copernicus.

That Pisces Sun, Sagittarius Moon individuals or projects would be at the forefront of space travel, dimensional physics, astronomy, and time travel is no surprise. At its best this pairing will explore matters so extraordinary they seem magical.

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