The astrology of Greta Thunberg
I am often asked to profile good people for a change, instead of the mass murderers and psychologically unbalanced individuals that fascinate me. So I picked Greta Thunberg, the young Swedish woman who at age 15 has become an internationally known climate activist. Greta has been diagnosed with Asperger’s and, curiously in light of her subsequent emergence as an outspoken activist, something called “selective mutism” in which a child is unable to speak under certain circumstances.
Greta’s astrological birth chart shows that she has the both the Sun and Moon in the practical sign of Capricorn. Capricorn people like to Get Things Done, and Greta was born just after the Capricorn New Moon so there is a sense of beginning something new. The New Moon personality has a quality of innocence combined with an intense energy to begin something new and create sweeping change. Her Mars (depicting her drive and the way she asserts herself) is in the intense and powerful sign of Scorpio, and it is aligned with Venus which shows she is intense and independent in all of her interpersonal dealings.
Greta’s Sun is conjunct Chiron, the dwarf planet of wounding and healing. This alignment signifies an individual who came into this world with a deep soul wound that she will be faced with throughout her life so that it can eventually be healed. The Chiron archetype is that of the mentor – having healed our own wounds we then can choose to become a healer of others and a mentor to those who share our own affliction. Saturn, planet of tests and challenges, faces off in a stressful opposition to Pluto, adding more stress to this dynamic. It’s not surprising […]