As a counseling astrologer, I’m no fan of celebr-astrology. The celebrities don’t seek my counsel. I know little of their inner natures. Still, when a scandal makes the news, I like to stalk the archetypes–that is, discover the god behind the story. So when David Letterman got into trouble this week and had to apologize for his Sarah Palin jokes, I checked Letterman’s chart. Uranus–god of genius and controversy–is conjoining his Pisces Mercury this year. Uranus is quick and can remove the constraints of decency; with Uranus transits, we’re always warned to slow down and avoid getting carried away with our genius. We may spark a revolution or simply raise the dust, as Letterman did when he joked about Palin in NY, going to Bloomingdale’s to buy slutty flight attendant garb, and Bristol getting knocked up by A-Rod. Poor taste? Sure, but in a media world where Bill O’Reilly can declare that Dr. George Tiller deserves his murder, where a Washington Times Op-Ed accuses Obama of a bait-and-switch akin to Adolf Hitler, and where Rush Limbaugh’s outrages are daily reported, Letterman’s poor taste hardly seems worth talking about.
About Dana Gerhardt
A popular columnist with The Mountain Astrologer since 1991, Dana Gerhardt is an internationally respected astrologer. She has lectured extensively and written for astrology publications on several continents. Her ongoing passions are the moon and living the intuitive life. Dana worked for many years in the corporate sector, where she observed the undeniable influence of natural cycles. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude from Occidental College in Los Angeles and did graduate work in literature at Columbia University and CSULA. Dana can be contacted by email.