Rupert Murdoch is quite possibly the largest media baron in the world. A native Australian, his reach extends throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas and the list of media outlets he owns would strike terror into the heart of conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck if his conspiracy research would include his own employer.
Now it appears that Murdoch’s media empire is in danger of collapsing over the scandal in London in which his former newspaper News of the World is accused of wiretapping the phones not only of celebrities and politicians, but also crime victims such as the young girl who was kidnapped in England a few years ago and later found murdered, and victims of the September 11th tragedy.
Rupert Murdoch’s chart (view on Astrodatabank site) with its Pisces Sun and Sagittarius Moon doesn’t immediately suggest the chart of someone who would become one of the most notorious characters in the modern world. Pisces people tend to be dreamy and imaginative and dislike confrontation of any kind. Which is why Sun Sign astrology doesn’t work.
Murdoch’s chart shows that he has Capricorn rising and Saturn in Capricorn in the first house of personal identity. That’s a strong influence in the sign of hard work, initiative, diligent application of one’s skills to the goal no matter what it takes. I’m a bit skeptical of the 11:59pm birthtime which evidently is taken from a biography of Murdoch and is likely not exact enough to rely upon. In addition, to be born “one minute before midnight” could be more of a literary conceit than an actual fact. If Murdoch was born even 15 minutes prior, his ascendant would be Sagittarius, the sign that rules the media, which would make much more sense.
In any case, Murdoch has an opposition of Saturn in Capricorn (which says “make it happen no matter what the cost) to Mars in Cancer (which says “I need to take care of my family”) which creates a rather relentless drive towards success. Yesterday’s Capricorn Full Moon fell right on Murdoch’s Saturn which I think is interesting timing for last week’s events which included not only the closing of the News of the World but also a tearful apology by Murdoch on Friday to the murdered girl’s family.
I heard a commentator on the news yesterday talk about Murdoch as being “the last autocrat,” comparing him to the Arab autocrats that fell during the “Arab Spring” this year. If we file “autocrat” under Pluto in Capricorn, the timing of this sudden change of Murdoch’s fortune at the time when Uranus (sudden change) in Aries is in a nearly exact square to Pluto for the first time, is interesting indeed.