Rupert Murdoch has always been an innovative and ruthless Newspaper - man. Murdoch born in Australia took his empire around the globe and established himself as a powerful figure in the world of finance. Recently Murdoch became angered by his own biography written by Michael Wolff. As Pluto makes its approach to Murdoch’s ascendant – Wolff reported how Murdoch dyed his hair red one morning.
Pluto Transit to Ascendant
It seems that Murdoch has a sixth sense and is already making trans-formative changes coming his way next month. PLuto will be crossing Murdoch’s ascendant on the 5th of February 2009. Changing his hair colour will be merely a touch compared to the heavy-handed trans-formative pressure that Pluto represents in the cycles of Astrology.
On the 8th of February Rupert Murdoch’s philanthropist mother Dame Elisabeth Murdoch turns one hundred years old. It is certainly a busy Astrological time for Rupert Murdoch – having the planets Saturn and Uranus transiting his ninth house ruler – the Sun while Pluto crosses his ascendant.
Murdoch’s natal chart surrounded by transit chart
At a time where global financial institutions and world leaders are searching for economical direction and innovation - it seems that Rupert Murdoch has the last laugh. The Sun in the chart represents the idea of ones identity – the values and ideas incorporated into personality from our early role models.
Murdoch’s natal Sun represents his belief system – his religiosity and propensity to higher learning in life. Recently Murdoch has released broadsides to the Australian Minister of Education claiming the Australian Education system is a complete shambles.
The ninth house ruler also represents a number of other astrological significators when analysing a chart. The ninth house is the persons Lawyer or astrologer – priest or relative. Psychologically speaking the ninth house mainly refers to ones attitude and belief system in life.
It would seem that Rupert Murdoch will be adjusting his frame of reference next month by suddenly appearing as different kind of man. He will be a man sporting different kind of “spots” in his life.
Michael Wolff describes Murdoch –
“Rupert is kind of a mafia guy,” Wolff said. “It’s a Mafioso view, but it’s all about him–he’s protecting his family and his company. And he’s always at war with everyone else.”
PLuto over Murdoch’s Capricorn ascendant represents fundamental structural changes to his personality and physiology. Any cosmetic alterations observed in Murdoch’s appearance are really reflecting profound and powerful personal changes.
Michael Wolf has apparently stirred up the waters for journalists by claiming that Murdoch will most likely buy the New York Times recently.
Perhaps Michael Wolf has his own Astrologers making predictions about Murdoch’s affairs in his attempt to keep one step ahead of Murdoch? In my astrological view, Murdoch will relish the auspicious turning of age by his Mother next month. This is an event that will deeply affect Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch is then pressurised to change his life by seeking innovating solutions.
In my mind the Astrology transits of Saturn and Uranus to Murdoch’s natal Sun represent a time involving the “clearing out the cupboard”. In an extraordinary move – I believe that Rupert will surprise international economic experts leaving them out of step in the field. Rupert’s powerful transitions and radical “investment” moves will leave him with the last laugh. [This blog was originally posted in 2009]