Jun 16, 2009

David Letterman's natal chart - and Sarah Palin

David Letterman has now apologized for his tasteless joke about Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter - perhaps a day late after some are calling for his resignation from his CBS Late Show. Naturally Letterman's 'joke' has given him a case of Don-Imus-itis for its link to jokes about the sexual activities of young ladies.

Old men, young ladies - unlevel playing field and what amounts to sexual harrassment, so back off, fellas. You show yourselves to have lower standards than the ladies you disparage.

One hopes no one ever makes unkind remarks on national TV about his son, Harry!

Yet political opportunism coming into play is sadly expectable, but one wishes Governor Palin could resist the temptation. Still, as many public figures are fond of saying, any publicity is good publicity.

So with no known birth time for Mr. Letterman, I don't wish to publish his chart here but I did take a look to see if there were transits causing him difficulties (although he brought this on himself - wonder who wrote the joke? The 'any publicity' works for him too, esp with Conan O'Brien now opposite him. Letterman's viewership numbers are trending up, I heard.)

David Letterman April 12, 1947, Indianapolis, IN (CST); Sun definitely in Aries, Moon in Capricorn for the 24-hour day of birth (ranging from 6Cap50 to 18:40.)

Well, the Sun has been recently highlighting his natal Uranus 18Gem41, a transit which emphasizes uniqueness and individuality - one may possibly 'stick out like a sore thumb' in fact, as a separation or singling out of some kind may occur, for good or bad. Showing stubborn pride (Sun = ego) is also a potential...perhaps a reason why he didn't apologize for the small-minded joke immediately.

Natal Mercury 25Pis24 is being affected by transiting Uranus off and on - a time when freedom to express one's thoughts is sought, and original, perhaps quirky, ideas come easily. Mercury is the planet of ideas and communications so with Uranus' electrical energy in the vicinity, there's no telling what might occur in relation to one's thinking processes - and in Letterman's case, one's joke writing and delivery.

Surfing on your behalf, dear reader, I found that Vega Attractions has an image of Mr. Letterman's Solar Chart (sunrise) if you'd care to snag yourself a peek. You'll see Letterman's natal Mars at Aries Point, a World Point of Prominence and Fame, as the whole world sees Dave's intrinsic Mars capacity for grumpiness and contentiousness!

But I still prefer Dave's show to Conan's - plus, it leads in to my favorite late night comedian of all time: Craig Ferguson and his "It's a great day for America, everybody"!


clymela said...

Nothing to add to the astrology but culturally I must say that I am horrified by the attack on young women and their sexuality.
The reference to Imus and now Letterman define what is going on but I have watched in horror as the tv show House just tears into young women and their faithlessness and "wanton"desires-I refuse to watch the program because of this hateful attitude towards young women and their sexuality. I think that this is somehow tied to the anti-choice movement. There is a profound fear and hatred towards women and sexuality.
I found myself confused to be agreeing with Palin and grateful that her family was willing to strike out-I didn't agree that Letteermen was referring to the young one and I sure as hell don't agree with Palin on choice although I do admire that the family backed up her daughter. I wish that young women could have more choices without being made to feel like "baby killers"or sluts. This whole attack on choice comes from a deep hatred of the Feminine and women.
Well there!! I feel better now hope you are not totally snoring through my rant.

Anonymous said...

Craig Ferguson is so cute.

Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Est├ęs on the Palin/Letterman thing

jude cowell said...

Yes, we must assume it's a mindset they'd be healthier without. Much of it is based on religion (unconsciously or not) with the usual tiresome patriarchal condescensions and psychological projections from men who won't take responsibility for their own low standards - because then they'd have to make changes to better themselves and clean up their minds.

Thanks a bunch for your thoughtful comment, Clymela. jc

jude cowell said...

Craig is a handosme lad for sure! And thanks for the link...checking it out now...jc

jude cowell said...

Uh oh! Typo madness struck unexpectedly - Craig is a 'handsome' lad and was funny last evening!

Checked out the article in the link from a parent with lots to say on the tasteless jokes about children issue...most of it this parent agrees with, thanks! jc