1980: Jimmy Carter Iran Hostage Rescue Failure

Jimmy Carter white cartoon sketch on yellow stucco background.Astrology and Failure

Fifty-five year-old US President Jimmy Carter announces the failure of a mission to rescue 53 embassy hostages in Iran, taking full personal responsibility. Eight men were killed, and others badly burned, when a series of military aircraft crashed on an airstrip south of Tehran. There is now little hope of the hostages being released anytime soon.

Transiting North Node and Mars is post-retrograde conjunct the natal North Node, Neptune and Venus in Leo, opposite natal Mars post-retrograde in Aquarius, square transiting Uranus in Scorpio, signifying the impulse to take decisive action. Transiting Saturn is conjunct natal Mercury in Virgo, opposite natal Uranus in Pisces, square transiting Neptune in Sagittarius and Venus in Gemini, indicating scrutiny and criticism on grounds of accountability.

Mars opposite Mars

Jimmy Carter astrology bi-wheel chart, with transits for the failed hostage rescue mission.

Transiting North Node and Mars post-retrograde (outer wheel, upper left) conjunct natal North Node, Neptune, and Venus in Leo (inner wheel, upper left), opposite natal Mars post-retrograde in Aquarius (inner wheel, lower right), square transiting Uranus in Scorpio (outer wheel, lower left). Transiting Saturn (outer wheel, upper left) conjunct natal Mercury in Virgo (inner wheel, upper left), opposite natal Uranus in Pisces (inner wheel, lower right), square transiting Neptune in Sagittarius (outer wheel, lower left) and natal Venus in Gemini (inner wheel, upper right).

1950: Hank Williams Accidentally Sets Hotel Room on Fire

Hank Williams white cartoon sketch on blue stucco backgroundAstrology and Fire

Twenty-six year-old singer/songwriter Hank Williams accidentally set his Nashville hotel room on fire. He checked in after a fight with his wife, Audrey, and fell asleep with a lit cigarette in his hand. Also, today his song, My Son Calls Another Man Daddy, reaches the Billboard charts, where it will peak at no. 9.

Transiting Mars retrograde is conjunct Williams’ natal Sun and Venus in Virgo, signifying the growing fracture in his marriage and family life. Transiting Saturn retrograde is headed to conjunct natal Mars in Virgo, opposite transiting Venus and natal Uranus in Pisces, indicating potential for accidents and destruction.

Mars retrograde conjunct Sun and Venus

Hank Williams astrology bi-wheel chart with transits for hotel fire

Transiting Mars retrograde (outer wheel, lower left) conjunct natal Sun and Venus in Virgo (inner wheel, lower left). Transiting Saturn retrograde (outer wheel, lower left) conjunct natal Mars in Virgo (inner wheel, lower left), opposite transiting Venus (outer wheel, upper right) and natal Uranus in Pisces (inner wheel, upper right).

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).