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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Julian Assange, The Man-Hero, Martyr, or Villain? Protecting the First Amendment

Julian Assange may be one of the most talked about men in the world today. He is the founder of Wikileaks, the whistle blower website, that has recently released thousands of sensitive, but not secret documents, giving the world an inside look at leaders around the world and their communications to colleagues and heads of governments. Assange has claimed many prestigious awards in the past. Interpol has recently added him to its most wanted list, citing sex crimes in the warrant. This charge came after the release of thousands of documents releasing information previously unknown to the public concerning the War in Afghanistan. The US Government is now considering charges against Assange, as well.

Australian Julian Assange was born on July 3, 1971, at 2:05PM (Birth time Source: the Mountain Astrologer) His birth date was previously unpublished, but I knew he was undoubtedly a Cancer. The reason I knew this is because with the controversy he has generated, including that of the US and other governments I knew the Pluto had to be involved in a big way. Pluto is known as the 'God of the Underworld,' 'The Lord of Hell,' and with Interpol and the US Government looking for you, this planet would have to be active. Pluto is opposing Assange's Cancer Sun and this represents some very powerful forces and opposition to what he is doing. Additional, some of the major paymaster’s (PayPal and credit card services) have cut ties to his site.

Assange is a 10 degree Cancer with a 17 degree Scorpio ascendant and a Scorpio moon. The Cancer Sun reveals a gentle and sensitive personality, but the Scorpio moon (12th house) represents someone who can live in secrecy/seclusion and keep secrets. This also means women can play a role of ‘secret enemies,’ contributing to his problems/and or downfall. Assange has been charged with sex crimes, although according to published reports the evidence of actual sex crimes occurring is dubious. (http://www.truth-out.org/something-rotten-the-strange-case-interpols-red-alert-assange-and-us-attack-wikileaks65883)

With Mercury at 24 degrees of Cancer, he views journalism with emotion and feels deeply about the subjects he becomes involved in. He also has the ability to connect with the masses, and sway public viewpoints.

Assange’s Mars is at 21 degrees of Aquarius in his fourth house, squaring his Jupiter in Scorpio. This is another trait of a zealous individual, who can be totally committed to an ideal or philosophy. There is no doubt Assange believes in his work and feels called to do it.

Transiting Neptune (the planet of illusion, delusion, and confusion, lies and deception) has conjuncted his Mars over the past several years, setting of a Neptunian square in his chart between Jupiter in his first house (governments and money), and Mars in his fourth (his actions/sex). When Neptune enters Pisces in April it will set off another Neptunian grand square between his Neptune in Sagittarius in his first house to Saturn in Gemini in his seventh house of partners and ‘open enemies.’ These two Neptune squares will figure prominently in his chart well into 2012, and he will be surrounded by lies, mistruths and those who wish to destroy him for many months to come.

Uranus figures prominently in Assange’s chart, squaring his Sun. Uranus square Sun individuals prefer to answer to no one and are the reformers of society. It is not uncommon for them to break with tradition. These people like excitement, and don’t like being pushed into things they don’t want to do. A Sun square Uranus individual usually appears to be open minded, but at times can be temperamental. Other well known individuals with Sun-Uranus include Walt Disney, Angelica Houston, Sigmund Freud, Donald Trump, Roy Orbison, and Meredith Baxter.

Saturn opposing Neptune is another configuration that stands out in his chart. Those born with this transit can swing between the two poles of idealism and materialism, and can be susceptible to the promises made by others, especially partners-personal or professional in the case of Assange. This transit is often found in the charts of those who fervently believe in an ideal. Alternatively, it can be someone who is continually skeptical- not a bad trait for a man in his line of work. Individuals with this configuration can also become prone to depression, and with Saturn falling in his seventh house of marriage the individual would not fare well in long term relationships. Assange is divorced.

At this time Uranus is squaring his Venus in his eighth house of sex and money/corporate money and finances. Uranus brings to the fore sudden, unexpected events involving relationships, sex, and unexpected money issues. The planet of the unexpected is also opposing his Pluto at 27 degrees of Virgo, bringing problems to his work. Pluto is at 5 degrees opposing his Sun in the ninth house of legal matters and will continue to do so for years to come.

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