Rupert Murdoch's natal chart does not necessarily keynote his power or his fame; but it does clearly illustrate his fall and notoriety. Murdoch is now in the throes of a perfect storm which is a swirling combination of planetary aspects and life decisions dictated by his own conscience.
Remember the Full Moon lunar eclipse of June 14th? One need only look at the placement of Murdoch's natal moon – 24 Sagittarius, the exact degree of June's eclipse. Arguably, this alone is not a prescription for a downfall. Donald Trump, with his sun and north node at 24 Gemini and moon and south node at 20 Sagittarius was equally impacted by this eclipse. Mr. Trump may be guilty of financial manipulation and even subject to discipline from the hair police – but he's a survivor. Murdoch is going down.
The planet Neptune reveals our longings. In his natal chart, Murdoch has Neptune placed in the 9th house of publishing. Neptune also unveils our secrets; and unfortunately, the secrets of his publishing dynasty have been breached. Remember, we always have free will choice. As his progressed Mars squares his natal moon, the inner sanctum of information gathering has been compromised.
Next – he is subject to the bummer of his progressed moon. In June, Murdoch's progressed moon entered the critical 29th degree of Scorpio. The 29th degree of any sign is when and where the final lessons of the sign will be revealed. Although Saturn and Capricorn have connotations with the grim reaper, Scorpio is the sign that buries the dead. Whistleblower Sean Hoare sacrificed his life to reveal the truth; surely there is a special place in the afterworld for heroes.
And, of course, saving the best for last – Murdoch's ascendant in early Capricorn has been subject to a visit by Pluto. Regardless of recent pop anti -astrology misinformation, astrologers know two things for sure: 1) there are still only 12 sun signs and, 2) Pluto still functions as a planet. Pluto transits bring about great transformations; if you don't die, sometimes you wish you had, and other times, you just have to pay your dues.
The bottom line is, we reap what we sow. Surely the suspicious death of Sean Hoare steepens the climb to redemption. What the public needs now is a final act of journalistic heroism. Murdoch was powerful enough to build a dynasty of influence and wealth. Is he strong enough to tell the truth?
*Birth data: March 11, 1931, 11:52 PM, Melbourne, Australia (Astro Data Bank)
R_Murdoch_Landscape Euro 2 (see natal chart here)