In the news: Zecharia Sitchin and Charlie Sheen
Zecharia Sitchin has died
I just discovered that Zecharia Sitchin died on October 9th. Sitchin was the author of many books translating ancient Sumerian texts which appeared to describe the settlement of Earth by ancient astronauts. Though ridiculed by many, Sitchin’s work has been extremely influential. Sitchin, aged 90, would have experienced his “Pluto opposition” this year, a time when Pluto in the sky opposes Pluto in the chart.
Sitchin, with the Sun in Cancer (born July 11, 1920, time unknown, Azerbaijan), had a triple conjunction of Mercury, Neptune and Jupiter, all in Leo. Mercury in Leo can be forceful with one’s opinions and doesn’t back down easily when crossed, although his Cancerian Sun and Venus would have been more sensitive to the huge amount of criticism he received. The combination of Mercury and Neptune is extremely imaginative and has a facility with languages, and the addition of Jupiter helps to expand the imagination and encourage “out of the box” thinking.
Sitchin was an important influence for those of us who seek to understand our world on a more complex level than the superficial, and he will be missed.
Charlie Sheen found “frothing” at the Plaza
Actor Charlie Sheen is a frequent favorite of tabloid journalism. Accused of beating up ex-wife Denise Richards, accused of threatening soon-to-be ex-wife Brooke Sheen with a knife, and yesterday reports emerged that Sheen was rushed to the hospital in the early hours of the morning after Plaza hotel staff in New York found him drunk and disorderly, yelling and damaging $7,000 worth of hotel furnishings.
Sheen is a great example of why we should never look at just Sun Signs in astrology. Sheen is […]