19 Jul 2011

Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch: Born 11.3.1931 at 23.59 in Melbourne, Australia.

Rupert Murdoch and his son James of News International will today appear before a select committee of the British Parliament to answer questions about the phone hacking scandal which is being played out day by day in the UK and now in the US, like an ongoing saga.

A look at this man's chart is timely, since his power and dominance of the press, broadcast media and in the UK, of political life, is due to be thoroughly washed in public and hung out to dry in no uncertain terms. And frankly, about time too.

Murdoch's chart is is dominated by triangular aspect figures, indicating an underlying motivation of adapting to change and the ability to move on and keep moving. The aspect colour balance of 3 red: 4 green: 6 blue aspects suggests more of a thinking, considering and weighing up of issues approach, using the green aspects rather than a knee-jerk response using the red ones. This man is a thinker; some might say, in light of the current scandals coming to light, a schemer.

The aspect patterns fill the lower half of the chart, leaving the top half relatively empty. Only Neptune sits on high, alone. His Neptune is currently having light shone on it by Age Progression as Venus, which it is linked to by the green quincunx aspect, is also aspecting Neptune at the same time. Interestingly, his Nodal Age Point too is making an aspect to Neptune.

The Nodal Age Point often brings to light things which have been hidden or repressed, forcing them out into the light of day via events in the outside world. It's very tempting to look at the symbolism here - Neptune can indicate illusion, even deception, at it's lowest level - and in the 9th house which could be "high places" like the law....need I say more? Neptune in Murdoch's chart is currently a point of focus, and based on his past known record, it's highly unlikely that he would have been using Neptune at a more enlightened and higher level.

His aspect patterns - a Dominant and a Small Learning triangle, and an Ambivalence figure - offer the capacity to learn on a large and a smaller, more specific scale. His Sun is involved in all three patterns, with the most interesting pattern being the Ambivalence figure. The Sun is at the all-blue "escape" point of this pattern, conjunct Mercury, and the planets in opposition in the active, working part of the pattern are Saturn and Pluto, not exactly the kind of duo you'd want to meet with in a dark alley. Pluto, not particularly strong by either sign or house, sits in 7th house of Encounters, flanked by Jupiter and Mars. It's opposite Saturn in 1st house, making this a potentially formidable combination in the area of working and networking with others. Murdoch is known to have had power over many influential people, such as politicians and police. I see his 7th house line up as Pluto with his bodyguards - Mars very strong in 8th house as his "heavy" and Jupiter on the Balance Point in 7th exuding bonhomie, charm and hosting extravagant events.

As I write, events are still unfolding and will continue to do so for some time to come. The cleansing of the Murdoch Augean stables has begun.


Barbara said...

Hi Joyce,
I hope that you are having a good summer.
This is dirty laundry that is coming out thick and fast.

There could be a moment where even such a natually adaptable figure, can no longer "improvise" and must face the music.

To be continued..

Joyce Hopewell said...

Hi Barbara,

No, we're not having a particularly good summer here in the UK - BUT, we are living in very "interesting times" - the phone hacking scandal, the Murdochs and now the state of the Euro.

I watched Rupert Murdoch on TV give testimony in Parliament & it was possible to see his reactions in the context of his chart:

Neptunian vagueness in the doddery, forgetful old man he initially portrayed;

Mars came out with the angry and insistent banging of his hands on the table whilst talking;

Pluto opposite Saturn on the 1/7 Encouter axis were then in evdience as he showed a remarkable recovery of memory and appreared in charge of the facts - but only those he wanted to admit to.

Yes, this one will run for some time, I think!

Joyce ;-)

Anonymous said...

hi joyce my name is carly i am just wondering if u can help me find out what my birth chart is i was born on the 15th january 1999 at 14:40 in glasgow south lanekshire please help me i know that my moon in capricorn and my rising sign is cancer but can u give me more information thank u

ps what does it mean to have sun in capricon and cancer rising

Joyce Hopewell said...

Hi Carly,

If you want a copy of your birth chart you can get one from the Huber Chart Data Service

Email: r.llewellyn@btinternet.com

If you want to find our more about your chart go to


and click on the link to the Consultants page (we have qualified astrologers in Scotland where it sounds like you may live) or you can click on the link to thh Astro Help Line:


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