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is the real Stephen Colbert?
written October 2007
Colbert, political satirist and star of Comedy Central's show
"The Colbert (pronounced Colbear) Report (pronounced Repor)
has announced his candidacy for president of the United States.
He will be running as both a Democrat and a Republican, a "Favorite
Son" candidate in South Carolina. His announcement for candidacy
defied any other candidate to pander to South Carolina more than
chart is a fascinating combination of extremely stressful
planetary configurations combined with a series of harmonious
ones indicating severe challenge in life combined with great ease
was born with the Sun in Taurus in an exact opposition to Neptune,
a signature of an individual who has an excess amount of creativity
and a vivid imagination to the point where one's fantasy life
(Neptune) can interfere with one's sense of reality (Sun). There
can be a sense of a loss of self with this placement which is
common in the charts of actors who utilize this quality to slip
in and out of character. Many comedians have adopted alter egos
(just watch Saturday Night Live for a few examples), but Colbert
has adopted a duality of his own identity instead as an expression
of this Sun/Neptune opposition.
stabilizing but stubborn Taurus influence has probably been instrumental
in keeping Colbert's feet firmly on the ground. Along with the
Sun, Colbert's chart shows Jupiter (good fortune), Mars (aggression)
and Mercury (communication) in a fairly tight conjunction in Taurus,
the sign of perseverance and security. Jupiter in Taurus requires
a solid base from which to explore one's life, there is a need
for beauty and comfort in one's surroundings as well as a natural
gift for accumulating wealth. Mars in Taurus shows a nature that
is slow to anger and relentless in its pursuit of its desires.
Mars in Taurus never quits!! Mercury in Taurus has a practical
mind that dislikes change - once the mind is made up it rarely
changes. Put together, the combination of Jupiter, Mars and Mercury
is the classic signature for a "blowhard," an individual
who is aggressively (Mars) confident (Jupiter) in his own opinions
(Mercury). One has to conclude that Colbert's alter ego, the arrogant
fool that isn't afraid to let you know that he's an idiot, is
actually a part of Colbert himself.
Gemini Moon offsets the rigidity of this stellium in Taurus, and
gives Colbert the "gift of gab." Gemini is the sign
of communication and change, and the Moon shows what we need to
feel emotionally secure. The Gemini Moon reveals Colbert's inner
need to be able to express himself at all times. Gemini is witty
and charming, but is also extremely changeable (the sign of the
twins). Colbert's Moon is squared by Chiron, the Wounded Healer,
indicating a deep inner wound to his inner sense of security which
mirrors the loss of his father and brothers in a plane crash when
Colbert was 10.
has an interesting opposition of Saturn, planet of conservatism
and structure, to a combination of Uranus and Pluto. Uranus is
the planet that urges us to rebel against the status quo and Pluto
turns our lives inside out in order to transform us in a way that
is deep and meaningful. When Saturn opposes these two there is
a split between the radical within us (Uranus/Pluto) and the part
of us that requires more of a conventional life (Saturn). Colbert
expresses it this way: "I'm a khaki-pants, blue blazer, brass
has some great planetary cycles coming up for him over the next
year that will help to increase his power, influence and paycheck.
Harmonious transits of Saturn will help to give him the stamina
to achieve and continue to build his fame, and harmonious Jupiter
transits will help him to expand his vision and provide a springboard
of general good luck for his endeavors.
vote for Stephen Colbert? Personally, I would have preferred the
Stewart/Colbert ticket. But here's what the man himself says:
""What do I offer? Hope for the common man. Because
I am not the Anointed or the Inevitable. I am just an Average
Joe like you-if you have a TV show."