1954: Joe McCarthy Televised Hearings Begin

Joe McCarthy white cartoon sketch on green stucco background.Astrology and Reputation

Forty-five year-old US Senator and communist hunter Joseph McCarthy begins a series of televised hearings with the Subcommittee on Investigations. He and the US Army are testifying against each other, and the proceedings will be broadcast for the next 36 work days, until June 17th. When it is done, McCarthy’s reputation will be ruined.

Transiting Pluto in Leo is square both transiting Venus in Taurus, and McCarthy’s natal Sun in Scorpio, indicating a standoff between adversaries of unequal power. Transiting Mercury in Aries is opposite natal Venus in Libra, and square both natal Uranus in Capricorn and Neptune in Cancer, signifying the elusive sway of public opinion.

Pluto square Sun

Joe McCarthy astrology bi-wheel chart, with transits for the opening of televised Senate hearings.

Transiting Pluto in Leo (outer wheel, lower right) square transiting Venus in Taurus (outer wheel, lower left) and natal Sun in Scorpio (inner wheel, upper right). Transiting Mercury in Aries (outer wheel, center left) opposite natal Venus in Libra (inner wheel, center right), square natal Neptune in Cancer (inner wheel, bottom center) and Uranus in Capricorn (inner wheel, top center).

2006: Isaac Hayes Quits South Park

Isaac Hayes white cartoon sketch on red stucco background.Astrology and Chef

Sixty-three year-old singer and television voice actor Isaac Hayes quits his role as Chef on the animated program South Park, stating the show has crossed the line of satire with a recent episode that lampooned Scientology and Tom Cruise. Hayes, a longtime member of the Church of Scientology, cites “inappropriate ridicule” of religion as being his reason for leaving.

Transiting Saturn is conjunct Hayes’ natal Venus and Pluto in Leo, indicating a painful ending of friendships. Transiting Uranus in Pisces is opposite natal Mars and Mercury in Virgo, square transiting Mars and natal Saturn in Gemini, signifying the sudden reversal of a political position.

Saturn conjunct Venus-Pluto

Astrology bi-wheel chart for Isaac Hayes and the transits for the date he quit South Park.

Transiting Saturn (outer wheel, lower left) conjunct natal Venus and Pluto in Leo (inner wheel, lower left). Transiting Uranus in Pisces (outer wheel, top right) opposite natal Mars and Mercury in Virgo (inner wheel, bottom left), square transiting Mars (outer wheel, upper left) and natal Saturn in Gemini (inner wheel, upper left).

1977: Farrah Fawcett-Majors Leaves Charlie’s Angels

Farrah Fawcett-Majors white cartoon sketch on cherry red backgroundAstrology of An Angel

Thirty year-old television actress and style icon Farrah Fawcett-Majors leaves Charlie’s Angels, the massively popular show that has made her a top celebrity in just one season. Despite her fame and success, she only makes one-tenth of the salary husband Lee Majors makes as the star of The Six Million Dollar Man.

Transiting Jupiter in Taurus is opposite Fawcett-Majors’ natal Jupiter in Scorpio, indicating a reconnection with her authentic values. Transiting Saturn is conjunct natal Pluto in Leo, square transiting Uranus in Scorpio, and opposite the natal Sun in Aquarius, signifying her departure from the program despite its growing success.

Horoscope Bi-Wheel

Farrah Fawcett-Majors Astrology Bi-Wheel Chart Showing Transits for Her Quitting Charlie's Angels Nick Dagan Best

Transiting Saturn (outer wheel, lower left) conjunct natal Pluto in Leo (inner wheel, lower left), square transiting Uranus in Scorpio (outer wheel, lower right), opposite natal Sun in Aquarius (inner wheel, upper right). Transiting Jupiter in Taurus (outer wheel, upper left) opposite natal Jupiter in Scorpio (inner wheel, lower right)

1956: Sylvia Plath Meets Ted Hughes

Sylvia Plath Green Stamp Astrology Horoscopes Nick Dagan BestTwenty-three year-old American poet Sylvia Plath, attending Cambridge University on a Fulbright Fellowship, meets fellow poet Ted Hughes at a crowded and noisy literary party. Drunk, she bites him hard on the cheek after he brazenly kisses her on the lips. The pair will be married in four months.

Transiting Jupiter and Pluto in Leo, representing overwhelming power, are opposite Plath’s natal Ascendant in Aquarius, signifying the introduction of a inspiring, but potentially destructive influence into her life. Transiting Uranus in Cancer is opposite natal Saturn in Capricorn, indicating a foreigner’s struggle to adapt to a new home.

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Transiting Jupiter and Pluto in Leo (outer wheel, middle right) opposite Plath’s natal Ascendant in Aquarius (inner wheel, middle left). Transiting Uranus in Cancer (outer wheel, lower right) opposite natal Saturn in Capricorn (inner wheel, upper left)