The astrology of Dr. Laura’s resignation

Dr Laura SchlessingerDr Laura Schlessinger is no stranger to controversy. She has called homosexuality a “biological error,” and compared gay parents to pedophiles.  While she has stated publicly her belief that marriage is a sacrament between a man and a woman, she had an affair with her first boss when she began in the radio business.

This week Dr. Laura announced that she would leave her radio program after repeatedly dropping the “N-bomb” eleven times in a discussion with a black caller to her show (transcript here) and today she announced that she is leaving radio for good, saying she wants “her first amendment rights back.”

With the Sun conjunct Mars (aggression) in the serious and somewhat dour Capricorn, it’s no wonder Dr. Laura (born 1/16/1947, time unknown, New York is so certain that she is always right.  Capricorn is the planet of rules and following social conventions and Mercury is in that sign as well.  Mars energizes and stokes the fire of her personality and adds an aggressive note to her manner of communication (Mercury).

Ramping up the intensity even more, her passionate and power-seeking Scorpio Moon is conjunct Jupiter, the planet of confidence and arrogance.  The power motif continues in a conjunction of Saturn, the ruler of her Sun,  to Pluto representing the power of death and rebirth to transform.

It’s interesting that Uranus is unaspected in her chart – it operates independently and autonomously which is perfect for the planet of independence and rebellion.  Like Rush Limbaugh, she is a rebel (unaspected Uranus) within the confines of the conservative social structures (Sun/Mars/Mercury in Capricorn).

The very week that Dr. Laura dropped the N bomb on her show and now announces […]

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By |2018-06-11T13:02:36-04:00August 18th, 2010|Politics|3 Comments

From the advice column: Will I ever receive a proper diagnosis?

I have a particular interest in energy medicine and the underlying causes of illness as they appear in the birthchart. This is particularly true of mysterious symptoms that defy diagnosis. That said, I am not a medical professional and my comments are not to be considered a substitute for regular medical care. Still, I strongly believe that most illnesses originate in an energy imbalance and that correcting this imbalance can improve our health.

Q: Twenty years ago, I had an attack of shingles in my head.. leaving me with vertigo, deafness, no taste or smell on the left side of my head, paralysis there too, and intellectual deficits. Up until this point, I was a journalist. Afterwards ? Well I had days when I couldn’t remember what side of the envelope the stamp went on. The nerves at the lower end of my spine got involved somehow and though I can walk, etc. I’ve lost functions of elimination… I have to use catheters daily to drain my bladder etc. (I know TMI…) this has been for two years now.. I underwent several tests this summer to try to find out the underlying cause of my physical problems.. and got.. No answers. I’m wondering what to do next ? Is there any light at the end of this long and painful tunnel?

A: Your chart shows difficulty expressing the energy of Mars, something I like to call a “Mars problem.” Mars, being the god of War, is the planet that urges us to defend our borders, to respond appropriately when attacked, and gives us the drive to get what we want. Mars is our desires and often is tied into our physical energy (although the Sun is also an important piece of the vitality puzzle). This is a very complex issue and […]

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By |2018-07-16T12:09:25-04:00November 5th, 2007|Health & Healing|0 Comments

Sharon Stone – A Diva Meltdown

As a woman of a certain age, I am a huge fan of women who remain sex symbols well past their 40s and into their 50s, and even beyond. I am also a big fan of women who appear strong and individualistic. This makes me very interested in Sharon Stone, and as an astrologer I had to wonder what the heck was up with her lately when I saw her sitting at a press conference with Shimon Peres, supposedly promoting peace in Israel, yet saying “People are …saying, ‘I just want to know is she getting naked?’ So let’s just get through to that. Yes!” I’m probably not the only one who was rather taken aback at that shameless and flamboyant attempt at self-promotion in the guise of working for world peace. Then came another shocker when she said: ” “Young people talk to me about what to do if they’re being pressed for sex. I tell them what I believe – oral sex is a hundred times safer than vaginal or anal sex.” What can she be thinking???

Taking a look at Stone’s birthchart, she has a Pisces Sun and therefore has a chameleon-like personality. Pisces, like the water it represents, adapts to fit its container. Pisces longs for a spiritual identity, and Sharon Stone has been a longtime supporter of the Dalai Lama. Yet Pisces can sometimes lack a strong sense of Self as a result of its extreme adaptation tendencies. When Stone was younger, she decried Hollywood’s emphasis on her beauty and desired to be taken seriously as an actress. Her Sun conjunct Mercury bestows above-average intelligence, but both are squared by the self-doubt of Saturn. This indicates a deep-rooted sense […]

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By |2019-08-26T15:18:47-04:00April 2nd, 2006|People|Comments Off on Sharon Stone – A Diva Meltdown
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