Saturday, October 30, 2010

Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity

     I enjoyed watching Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, political satirists and comedians, spar at their' rally to restore sanity'.   Like the Bards and storytellers of the Celts, they are using their gift of satire to put shame on our political leaders and rally people to take responsibility for their lives.

     Jon played the peacemaker while Stephen worked hard to instill fear in us.  Through a series of funny and often silly skits, they presented us with an hilarious vision of how our national priorities are twisted by big interests and misguided beliefs, beginning with Father Guido Sarducci asking God to give us a sign about which religion He favors.  The silliness continued from there, highlighting how the media and big business play on our legitimate fears and concerns, amplifying and distorting the truth.  "The Media is the Message!"

Jon ended with an impassioned speech about our 'misguided' national media and our need to think for ourselves.  Jon urged people to put their differences aside and find common ground.  “We work together to get things done every damn day,” Stewart said, ” The only place we don’t is here [Washington, D.C.] or on cable TV.”

It makes sense that Jon would take this opportunity to speak out.  Looking at his astrology chart, Jon is most probably a double Sagittarius (this is a sunrise chart).  His Sun, Mercury and, most likely, the Moon in Sag give him his urge to speak truth to power.  There's lots of indications of his wit and intelligence in his chart, especially the powerful T-square to his Sun from Jupiter and Uranus.

  His Venus is in Scorpio and retrograde, just like transiting Venus is now.  As a matter of fact, transiting Venus went retrograde on his natal Neptune/Venus retrograde - his ideals and spiritual beliefs - triggering his own sense of values (Venus).  His message. and Hers, is PEACE.

Stephen Colbert is a Taurus with most probably a Gemini Moon, giving him his nervous energy as well as his speediness and zaniness.  Stephen puts on the role of 'conservative' easily with his earthy, value-based Taurus planets - Sun, Jupiter, Mars and Mercury.   His south node in Capricorn helps him play the 'patriarchal' role well, since he's probably been in that kind of leadership position in past lives.  But now, he nurtures (North Node in Cancer) with his wit (Gemini Moon).

For a rally with no real purpose - they did GOOD!

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