The Astrology of David Letterman’s Extortion Announcement
As the world knows by now, David Letterman recently responded to a multimillion dollar extortion plot against him by announcing the scandalous details of his in-office sex life on his television show on Thursday night.
A former staffer had apparently collected information about Letterman’s affairs and revealed them to her boyfriend, a producer at CBS named Joe Halderman, who was arrested Thursday for the extortion plot.
David Letterman has made his reputation on being a quirky and eccentric talk show host, and his personal life has reflected his eccentricity. Although he has been in a relationship with partner Regina Lasko for 23 years, they never married until March and he has worked diligently to keep his private life hidden from the public view.
Astrologically, David Letterman (4/12/47, 6:00 am, Indianapolis) has the Sun in Aries, the sign of courage and individuality and reflecting his independent spirit. The 6 am birthtime is suspect to me because of its inexactness, but if it is correct he has Taurus rising. The rising sign describes the way we approach our life and the way that we are perceived by others, and someone with Taurus rising requires a certain amount of predictability in his life. He would want to have the same job for many years (check), consistency in his personal life (check – longtime relationship), he would have a desire to accumulate wealth and possessions (check) and he would be quite stubborn (check).
Like many of us, Letterman has a challenging planetary system in his chart which reflects a certain amount of psychological distress: a conjunction of Saturn (challenge and restriction) to Pluto (death and transformation) which forms a […]