Malcolm Gladwell (September 3, 1963)
Well, he’s actually British born, but raised and educated in Canada. Malcolm Gladwell is a mixed blessing to us all. He seems to be able to go behind the scenes and discover what makes us tick.
This chart is randomized, as no one knows what time he was born. Most astrology sites have opted for noon. This one is but 30 minutes later. The Scorpio Rising of 14° is conjunct Neptune there. Everything seems to pivot around the Moon @ 6° Pisces. This is fortuitous. There is one inconjunct.
Moon Inconjunct Mercury
As you grow older, you will learn to make your feelings and your reason work together. The problem is not so much that they come into conflict with each others, but that your reason and feelings represent two very different sides of your personality. When you are calm and collected and able to reflect carefully, you make decisions in one way. But when you are emotionally involved in a situation, you are likely to make up your mind differently, which could cause you to seem inconsistent to others and make it difficult for them to understand you.
For the same reasons, it may be hard for you to put your feelings into words, because your emotions are so different from your intellect. Of course, there is nothing really strange about your feelings, but that part of your mind is quite different from the reasoning part. In fact it would be very unfortunate if you decided to listen only to your reason, because your intuition and imagination, both of which are more related to the Moon, can be of great assistance to you. They can tell you much about the world that your reasoning mind cannot.
On the other hand, you shouldn’t allow your feelings to overrun your reason. The best thing to do whenever there seems to be a conflict between these two areas is to not make a decision immediately. Reflect and wait for further information that might help you make up your mind. As you get older, this problem should lessen considerably, and you should be able to make decisions more and more rapidly.
He wrote “The Tipping Point” when he was just 33. I have now finished reading the book. It provided me with many different clues about so many things. I’m grateful for the insights.