Mars square Jupiter

Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover: An astrological timeline

In April of this year I wrote a profile of Elon Musk after he attempted a hostile takeover of Twitter and now he has done it.  You can read that profile here, but to sum it up:

Dealing with impulse control is a theme in this chart. We have the mentalism of the Sun and Mercury squared by Uranus, the planet of impulsive and radical action. We have a lack of fire. We see that the fire planet Mars is in the air sign Aquarius adding more froth to the mentality of the chart, especially since it is inflamed by Jupiter in Scorpio. Scorpio itself is ruled by Mars, making this a “double whammy” connection between forceful Mars and expansive Jupiter, expanding Musk’s confidence and his need to be right in the fixed signs which can be quite stubborn.  Yet on the other hand the Cancerian Sun and Mercury long for connection and a sense of belonging, and the Virgo Moon seeks perfection and order.

This combination of Mars (action) and Jupiter (confidence) has been activated this year along with some other planetary conditions that showed he was ripe to do something typically Elon in sheer scope and hubris. I imagine a minority of my readers are on Twitter much less care about Elon Musk, but I thought it would be interesting to compare the Twitter takeover timeline to the astrology as a demonstration of the planets at work (thanks to CNN for these details). Some of this will be too technical for my lay readers and for this I apologize! Feel free to post questions in the comments.

January 31: Elon begins building his shares in Twitter.

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By |2022-11-05T08:16:42-04:00November 5th, 2022|Featured posts, People|6 Comments

Is Elon Musk the harbinger of the Aquarian Age?

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Elon Musk is in the news again, this time for attempting a hostile takeover of Twitter.  He is such a fascinating character – clearly so brilliant, but also kind of a mad genius and a bit nutty. Just the type I like to profile. 😃

The astrology of Elon Musk.

Unfortunately we don’t have a birth time for Musk (there is a birth time on Astrotheme but it comes from an unverified source in India), but even without it we can see some very interesting things (noon chart shown with Sun on the ascendant).  Musk was born under a conjunction of the Sun and Mercury in Cancer, a sign of feeling and emotion, and this conjunction is tightly squared by both Chiron and Uranus. As I have noted before, Sun/Mercury conjunction individuals tend to be of great intelligence, and when Mercury is ahead of the Sun as it is here there can be a tendency, literally, of the mind getting ahead of the Self. The fact that Uranus, planet of innovation and radical change, is locked in a strong square aspect to the Sun and Mercury enhances the ability to think outside the box as well as inspire somewhat impulsive and radical behavior even when the Sun and Mercury are in Cancer which tends to seek greater security and a sense of safety.

The emotionality of the Sun and Mercury in Cancer is easily activated due to a strong square from Chiron to the Sun and Mercury. Chiron is in Aries, suggesting that the wound (Chiron) is to the evolution of the Self (Aries) and in fact Chiron is the only planet in a fire sign in this chart other than Neptune which is a generational outer planet. When a chart lacks a certain element, the personality traits […]

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By |2022-04-15T09:13:45-04:00April 15th, 2022|Future Shock|4 Comments

Astrological update for the week of December 6, 2021:

This week we really don’t have any major planetary events of any note so it’s a good time to re-center and find your balance going into the holidays.  A little later in the month we have the final-ish phase of the square from Saturn to Uranus, the cycle which has brought so much social crisis, but the two will still be within range of a square aspect throughout 2022 especially in the late summer and early fall so we can’t relax quite yet.  Especially in the United States where we are just going into the US Pluto return.

But that’s another story, and this week with Venus beginning to slow down in preparation for her retrograde turn on December 19th we can take some time to relax and re-discover ways to find pleasure and enjoyment. Under Venus retrograde, relationships can be repaired and re-discovered, and while it’s true that these are not the best times to begin new relationships of any kind. a relationship begun under a retrograde Venus can help us to learn more about ourselves.

In the meantime though, Venus and Pluto are close to a conjunction throughout the week, and this can create some rough waters for relationships and perhaps financial difficulties as Venus represents everything that we value and not just people.  Avoidance of difficulty isn’t always helpful, and if you value personal transformation this is the week to enhance and deepen the bonds of all kinds of liaisons from romantic, to business, to children.

And now, the week ahead. Dates and times are for the Eastern time zone, please adjust for your locality. 

Monday December 6.  Mars forms a sextile to Pluto very early in the morning and this aspect (building since Saturday and Sunday) will remain throughout the […]

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By |2021-12-06T08:11:48-05:00December 6th, 2021|Planetary news this week|0 Comments

1.23.21 A day of creative inspiration and grounded centering

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Huzzah!!  With the end of the square from Mars (action and aggression)  to Jupiter (expansion and acceleration), the intense cycle of Mars aspecting Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus over the past few weeks is at an end.  I don’t know about you, but I intend to take a nap. 😀

Today we have a beautiful sextile from Venus (beauty and love) to Neptune (creativity and spirituality) which will help us to slip a little more easily out of the constraints of modern life and bring a little magic into our world.  The Aquarius Sun is illuminating ideas of change and new paradigms, and conjoins Saturn to help us to ground and to bring in a little more practicality and organization.  And to top it off, the Gemini Moon facilitates conversation as it harmonizes with all of the Aquarius planets as well as Chiron to help everything make sense.


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By |2021-01-22T15:56:44-05:00January 23rd, 2021|Planetary cycles, Planetary news this week|0 Comments

1.22.21. Getting ready for Mars square Jupiter

art by Bob Doucette

Since Mars has been in Taurus it’s been setting off a lot of fireworks, beginning with a challenging square to Saturn in Aquarius on January 13th.  Mars is in Taurus now where it tends to resist behavior that is too radical, but if we try to stifle our resistance it may blow up like a bull (Taurus) in a china shop.  Mars aligned with Uranus on the 20th in a conjunction in Taurus which thankfully did not bring the kinds of explosions many of us feared.  Mars activity continues, though – still in range of the conjunction to Uranus it will form a square to Jupiter at 2:48 am EST on the 23rd (the energy is still building, and the potency of the Mars fire is still very much with us.

Mars square Jupiter can enhance confidence but it can also raise tempers and create conflicts.   Channeling this energy into a project that requires faith and confidence is a helpful way to manage this Mars/Jupiter combination.  In our personal lives it could have the effect of shaking us out of anywhere we have felt stuck and unable to move forward with a dream or idea of change.  In Taurus, Mars can make it more difficult to actually take action to break us out of old patterns, but the square to Jupiter can help to break up stuck energy and enhance our higher vision which is the first step towards growth. ❤️


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By |2021-01-22T15:49:45-05:00January 22nd, 2021|Planetary cycles, Planetary news this week|2 Comments
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