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Alex Jones (source: CNN)

February 11 is Alex Jones’ birthday. It’s also Sarah Palin’s birthday, and Jeb Bush’s, too. How did I get so lucky to have so many terrific choices of people to profile today?

Anyway, I just had a look at Alex Jones’ natal chart. Without a time of birth, I can’t decisively say that it is the chart of a lunatic. He does have Mercury in Pisces, but so do a lot of people — one-in-twelve people, to be exact. It’s square Neptune in Sagittarius with a one-degree orb, but that alone isn’t enough to declare him a danger to both himself and society at large, nor is it enough to call the guys in the white coats to come and haul him away.

I really wish that I knew where those planets landed in his natal chart. It could be a hallmark of mental illness if the layout was just right, or it could be something that reveals artistic creativity. It could even be both, like in the case of D’Angelo (who shares Jones’ exact birthday). The performer’s struggles with anxiety literally derailed his career just as it was taking off.

Jones himself has admitted that his Sandy Hook conspiracy theories were borne from a “form of psychosis.” While I can believe that, I can also believe that Alex Jones was a huckster and a conman playing to a base of his fellow lunatics. It’s just difficult to figure out exactly which one of the voices in his head typically prevails: the one that tells him that everything is a conspiracy, or the one that tells him that there is a sucker born every minute.

Again, without an exact birth time, I can’t figure that out. So, for now, I’ll just believe that it’s a little from column A and a little from column B . . .

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