It’s not Lesley Stahl’s birthday today, but I couldn’t wait to discuss her on this blog after I looked up her natal chart.
I’ve been comparing myself to a lot of celebrities who really, really, really hate Donald Trump lately. I’ve also been bringing attention to particular astrological configurations that I see recurring in the charts of well-known Trump haters, like all the Libra women with their natal moons in Aries that I’ve discussed recently. After I saw that Donald Trump is having a conniption on Twitter about his upcoming interview with Lesley Stahl for “60 Minutes,” I pulled up her chart on astrotheme.com.
Wow! The two of us are so much alike, astrologically speaking.
Lesley has a Sagittarius sun (mine is in Capricorn), but it is alongside Mercury in Sagittarius in her third house (using the Placidus house system, of course). Mercury in Sagittarius is normally a weak position for the planet, but it is in mutual reception to Jupiter in Gemini in the ninth house — exactly the same aspect that I have between the two! The opposition that the two planets form is about 4° from being exact, too, but a mutual reception is interpreted like a conjunction. I often consider this uncommon configuration with each planet positioned in the houses over which they rule as the hallmark of my horoscope. The odds of pulling up a chart for someone who shares this unique arrangement with me are one in 1728.
We also share third-house sun positions, water-sign moons, Libra ascendants just over a single degree apart, and Venus in Aquarius in the fourth house. The most glaring difference is that Lesley Stahl has a sixth-house Mars in Aries. For that reason, she’s probably a lot more aggressive than me considering my natal Mars is in frosty, detached Aquarius in the defensive fourth house.
That’s a lot to have in common considering how quickly the points and planets I mentioned change positions.
What people who visit this blog might not know about me is that I actually went to journalism school before I realized that the college I was attending didn’t meet my own standards. That’s why I dropped out and enrolled in university instead to pursue a degree in English and history. Lesley Stahl also has a history degree. Both of us ended up working in disciplines where our style of communication was crucial to our success.
That’s one of the reasons that I choose to use Placidus houses. As I’ve mentioned a million times before on this blog, nothing defines me more than the communicative nature I possess because of my third-house sun, especially in the context of the aforementioned mutual reception between Mercury and Jupiter. If that was the only thing I had in common with Lesley Stahl, I’d still be amazed at what I discovered.
Anyway, I can’t wait to watch her on “60 Minutes” on Sunday. Whatever she did to make the Manchurian Pumpkin cut the interview short is going to be must-see TV. Who doesn’t like to watch Donald Trump throw a temper tantrum when confronted by a woman who holds him to account?