Today I've been revisiting a Charlie Rose interview on YouTube with former national security advisor, Professor for Foreign Policy Johns Hopkins University, and foreign policy advisor to Pres. Obama, Zbigniew Brzezinski (program taped Aug 24, 2007.)
And I'm taking a look at his natal chart (birth time unknown, chart below set for sunrise of March 28, 1928; Warsaw, Poland.)
The video above is half Brzezenski, half about the epidemic of diabetes in the world's population - 63% of adults have the condition, and there is an explosion of diabetes in children, a most unfortunate health 'time bomb' for the future.
(High fructose corn syrup is of-the-devil, plus, ketchup and carbonated drinks are nasty pieces of work, too.)
So if you want to see the bulk of the diabetes discussion inspired by a NYT article by Marc Santora, advance to appr 30 minutes in...the entire show lasts 56 mins 44 secs and you'll have to make it through an other-worldly statement by superb bubble-ist Stephen Hadley around the 5-minute mark.
The show begins with a minute of Brzezinski speaking, then a break, but don't skip ahead too far - his interview comprises the first 30 minutes of the video.
As noted, this was taped Aug 24, 2007, the day Bush issued his 'National Security Strategy' - hence Hadley's involvement.
Rose and ZB discuss Bush's preemption/intervention doctrine, how the words of a president alienates America and brings opposite results to what we say we want in foreign policy, Iran, Russia and Chechnya, North Korea, spreading democracy, and a host of other ills which Bush didn't handle so well, as we all now know in hindsight.
Both readers of this blog may remember that demonizer Bush opened his issuance of the National Security Strategy that day with the words, "We are a nation at war," a bad move according to Brzezinski. No kiddin', ZB.
And since this Trilateral Commissioner is an advisor to President Barack Obama, it's a smidge of comfort to hear him talking so...sanely on these hot nuclear button issues. Thing is, I've learned not to trust Trilateralists and their global dreams of world domination, so what can I do?
I can check out his natal chart and see what's to see...
March 28, 1928, Warsaw, Poland, sunrise 5:26:21 CET (-1:00), Hour of Venus; Sun in Aries, Moon in Cancer the 24 hours through - from 00Can11 to 13Can50 (which conjuncts US natal Sun.)
Outside the chart you may notice my scribbled notations for today's planets (1.26.09) in pink, with a most important transit afoot to natal Mars 22AQ01...Neptune has been dancing about with ZB's Mars, planet of energy, action, and the desire nature.
Neptune to n Mars is a time of taking inspired - or veiled - actions; energy and health may be undermined. Frustration and being misunderstood over goals or methods are typical with this transit; deceptions and illusions may accompany efforts. Actions can miss the intended target yet hit one just as good, but impractical or unrealistic enterprises may be on the agenda.
Now you see ZB's natal Sun rising with rebellious awakener, Uranus, as his oriental planet (rising last before the Sun.) As I've notated in the lower left corner of the chart, an oriental Uranus indicates one who requires anything adventurous, dangerous, or innovative in the work situation; having work as an outlet for nervousness discharges it; diversity appeals with this risk-taker.
Sun conj Uranus is an erratic eccentric who doesn't care what others think of his behavior (Uranus = how we behave. He behaves as an Aries - and with Sun in the zodiac's first sign, he IS an Aries.)
Having natal Uranus in Aries, sign of the pioneer, shows one who must break down old structures to make way for the new - perfect for politics and for social tinkering with tr Pluto residing in Capricorn over the next few years.
Closest applying (only applying) aspect to natal Sun is a conjunction with Jupiter (7A01 at sunrise) so there is an expansion of ego and an arrogant know-it-all flavor to the personality (Sun.)
Mr. B possesses a boundless enthusiasm and much faith in himself. The broadened horizons of long distance travel, and many fortunate breaks come his way through this conjunction. We may also consider the Jupiter-Uranus = Sun midpoint picture...
Jup-Uran = Sun: Illumination of one's best position in any situation; great success; individuality in full bloom; far-sightedness; a good intellectual grasp; an inventive mind; mobility; optimism; knowing the best will happen; fortunate twists in the way things transpire. (Tyl: Ebertin.)
I won't include the midpoint with this Ascendant since it's the sunrise (solar) chart and is similar in nature to the above pic which is in effect no matter his birth hour.
One of ZB's more interesting aspects is a square between Jupiter and Pluto (0A43) which indicates that he rebels against existing codes of ethics and challenges authority in his efforts to find easier routes to his goals. Dick Cheney was born with a Jup-Pluto square.
One of the greatest problems with this square (90 degr) is a proneness toward expecting large returns from small investments - this is a wheeler-dealer supported by the risk-taking Sun-Uranus conjunction. He may exaggerate his burdens in order to justify an unwillingness to accept responsibilities, and may be misguided in contributing too much to questionable enterprises.
ZB leans toward large-scale enterprises which affect many people and from which he expects substantial returns. Fate may be tempted by seeking out risky schemes that run into legal difficulties.
Money-lending, political maneuvering, and professional gambling are possible interests for a Jup-Pluto square, but exploitation of others may come back around to him in karmic fashion. (Robert Pelletier's Planets in Aspect.)
Jupiter trine Saturn is called the banker aspect by Alan Oken; here we see a man who can learn lessons from past experience and integrate them well into future goals and plans. Success is expected, and made more sure by his having access to useful information others may not possess - and he's a master of evaluating the data received.
Self-faith is high with a Sun-Jup conj, and a talent for self-dramatization aids his public appearances; ZB can be a catalyst for other people's development of their own talents.
As you see around the chart in pink, tr Pluto is at Mc, although this is only his solar chart...his true Mc we do not know. But for ego needs and recognition, for true purpose questions and for info on one's hero's journey(Sun = adult consciousness), the solar/sunrise chart is fine...it's still a snapshot of the planets' positions at one's birth, but is like a photo just slightly out-of-focus.
Now for his Sun's, Uranus', and Jupiter's ruler, Mars...
Mars opposing Neptune (4A47): uh-oh! here is a thespian who is eager to please, yet others may often doubt that his motives are sincere. Perhaps an amount of honesty is lacking concerning actions and motives which arouses a sense of suspicion in associations.
In fact, it's what he doesn't say that later incriminates him.
Folks with a Mars-Neptune oppositions have desires that can border on uncontrollable - his Mars-Uranus = Venus echoes this passionate excitability, but it may serve to unnerve people or it causes others to feel threatened in some way.
Alcohol and other drugs, and the occult should be avoided for there is an over-susceptibility here. Realization and acceptance of reality is a must along with learning to relate to others on an emotional level with Mars opposing nebulous Neptune.
And it's best if Mr. Brzezinski avoids a career with any hint of illegality to it, but I suspect that horse left the political barn a very long time ago.
In progressions, ZB in in the Balsamic phase when good-byes will need to be said...his Secondary Progressed New Moon occurs on or about Nov 30, 2009 at appr 26Gem22.
Brzezinski's Sun Ari-Moon Cancer details will be posted at my tapestry blog, Jude's Threshold and the link to the Sun-Moon post will be added here asap. His Pre-Natal Eclipse Series will be noted as well.
So there it is: the gist of your Meet Zbigniew Brzezinski introduction...how do you like him so far?
Update 8:37 pm est: here's the link to info on Brzezinski's Sun-Moon blend and his Pre-Natal Eclipse details.