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The astrology of Keith Olbermann’s suspension

On Friday November 6th it was announced that MSNBC was suspending commentator Keith Olbermann indefinitely without pay for making political contributions to Democratic candidates in violation of NBC’s stated policy against making such contributions without prior approval.  In preventing its political commentators from donating to political candidates, MSNBC is attempting to draw a distinction between itself as a news organization and Fox News, which not only openly contributes to political candidates but hires them as commentators on their “news” programs which then become platforms from which these candidates can campaign. Update Monday November 8: Olbermann has been reinstated as of Tuesday this week.

Rachel Maddow, Olbermann’s protege at MSNBC, has said of the suspension:

“I understand the rule. I understand what it means to break it,” Maddow said on her show.

“I believe everyone should face the same treatment under that rule. I also personally believe that the point has been made and we should have Keith back hosting ‘Countdown.’
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I have not been able to find any comments by Keith Olbermann himself on the subject, but he is certainly going through  some interesting planetary cycles at the moment.  I profiled Olbermann in this earlier article, but would like to repost some relevant passages from that original post that help to shed light on the current situation:

Mercury is in harmony (trine) with Mars in his chart which energizes (Mars) his thought process (Mercury) and gives him an ability to express powerful views without seeming overly aggressive. Mars is an independent planet, and in trine to Mercury it amplifies Keith’s independent (Mars) thinking (Mercury), adding to the radical tendency that his chart already shows with the Aquarian Sun opposite Uranus. However, Mars in […]

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By |2017-04-02T09:43:17-04:00November 7th, 2010|Politics|Comments Off on The astrology of Keith Olbermann’s suspension

A Look at Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow’s new show began on September 9, and if you’re a fan of the truth, no matter what side you’re on, you owe it to herself to check her out.

Twilight has posted a noon chart for Rachel, along with these words of wisdom:

I wonder who’ll be on the political scene in the USA around 10 years from now, say for the elections in 2016 and 2020? One name in the future’s political headlines which wouldn’t surprise me a bit would be Rachel Maddow. She’s 35 now, in ten years she’ll be just about the right age to run as a presidential candidate, or be chosen as VP, having perhaps done a stint in the House or Senate in intervening years.

Rachel’s new TV show, which has all the hallmarks of being “the one to watch” for those keen on politics, was aired for the first time last night. She has been seen fairly regularly on MSNBC all year, doing pundit duty along with Olbermann, Matthews, Buchanan and the rest, as well as presenting a regular radio show on Air America. She strikes me as the type of person for whom US politics is crying out. She oozes confidence, speaks and debates with a no nonsense clarity, clear grasp of issues, but never loses her calm, friendly approach.

What’s most notable about Rachel’s chart to me is the combination of Aries (Chiron, Sun and Venus conjunct in Aries) which is dynamic, inspirational, willful and courageous; Moon and Mercury conjunct in sensitive Pisces, which is empathic and creative but fragile; and Mars conjunct Jupiter in Aquarius – the innovator, the fighter for social justice and equality.   Pluto (power issues) opposes Venus […]

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By |2019-11-10T18:37:25-05:00September 10th, 2008|People, Politics|Comments Off on A Look at Rachel Maddow
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