Julian Assange (July 3, 1971)
It doesn’t pay to be an international journalist, these days. Especially if you become the conduit of revealing secrets that the United States of America would prefer the world didn’t know.
But he’s only the lightning rod. He is being made a scapegoat to deter other ‘journalists’ (read, hackers) from daring to thumb their noses at a very corrupt and hypercritical government.
The timing of Assange’s birth chart is ‘usually’ set for 3:00 pm, based on an anecdote from his own memory (as told to him by his mother, no doubt). The birth registry states a partially smudged 2:05, 2:06 or 2:08 pm. Interesting: even his history is somewhat nebulous, which could be the result of Neptune conjunct his Ascendant in the first couple of degrees of Sagittarius. There are two inconjuncts, one of which is more significant than the other, because of the proximity of Venus to the Galactic anti-Centre in Gemini.
Mercury Inconjunct Mars
You often find it difficult to separate yourself from what you believe. You fight very hard for your ideas, even when you suspect you are wrong. You must learn that you are not your ideas, that you have them but are not them. If you do not learn this, it will be difficult even to have a friendly talk with friends, because you are always trying to make a point, defend your opinion or prove somebody else wrong. This also makes you irritable and touchy, so that others prefer not to be around you. Of course, you should not give in about something you seriously believe in, but it is unlikely that you would make that mistake.
Venus Inconjunct Jupiter
This can be a positive aspect if you learn to control some of its negative possibilities. You are likely to lake energy and to be rather passive. You may wait for opportunities to come to you, rather than go after them. You may not have enough energy to pursue your ambitions, or you may not have much ambition. Or you may love your comfort so much that you are unwilling to make any effort or put up with any pain that could help you grow and develop. However, if there are any indications of energy in your chart, they should overcome the passivity.
And Speaking of Retrogrades
I think it is significant that Justice (Jupiter) has been attempting to convict Assange on sexual charges (Venus), for years, as this is obviously his Achilles’ heel (Scorpio Moon). That this hasn’t happened is the Retrograde effect of Jupiter at birth. But it didn’t stop them trying, through Sweden, no less. Ariele Adams suggests that Jupiter Retrograde is also a signal from the Universe for wanting the individual to be a ‘truth-teller’ (slightly paraphrased from one of her videos). Julian Assange cannot help but reveal secrets, even if Neptune is conjunct his Sagittarius Ascendant. Sagittarius always shoots from the lip. Yes, the truth will out.
I rest my case…