Archive for April, 2010

Eris in Rachel Maddow’s Astrology

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Good Morning Starshine,

In today’s edition of Planet Waves Astrology News [separate subscription from Cosmic Confidential] we have an astrology scoop: the birth chart of Rachel Maddow, the MSNBC news anchor. Maddow is the freshest voice in American journalism, who has made a stunning ascent to prominence from radio sidekick to Air America reporter to Keith Olbermann’s stand-in to being the dominatrix of her own nightly program. Here is a sample of today’s edition.

Rachel Maddow

Maddow is a fast wit and a deep intellect, so it’s no surprise that her chart has a powerful 3rd house — but her chart is really about Eris, you know, the new planet that was discovered and named between 2003 and 2006. True, there are a lot of ‘new planets’, but Eris stands out as a scientific breakthrough, and Maddow is one of its most exemplary studies. She also has a good blast of Chiron coming through; she was born at the peak of 70s feminism, which is all about the conjunction of Chiron and Eris. I’ve covered that historical piece in earlier work.

The edition has been posted to the subscriber area and is being mailed out to our subscribers, contributors and colleagues now. Check your inbox, or check the subscriber area.

Thank you Rachel for your birth data (which I did not publish) and thank you Tracy Delaney for minor planet research and programming, and Amanda Painter for biographical research on Maddow. As you will read, Maddow has a conjunction of Venus, the Sun, Chiron, Eris — and the asteroid Sappho. It was Tracy who found Sappho…I missed it. Good catch!

— Eric Francis