Not sure if you have heard of Martin Shrekil it seems like I can’t turn on the news without him making headlines lately. Oddly enough his headlines have to do with his perceived greed and his dating and sex life. If you are not familiar with him click here
I can’t say I have strong opinions on anything he is doing professionally. Jacking up the prices of drugs. I don’t know much if anything about the pharmaceutical industry as I luckily work for a company that pays all my medical expenses including co-pays. And as for him offering 10k to ex-girlfriend in exchange for sexual favors…. I only wonder why he didn’t hire a $10.00 hooker on some street corner or off of craigslist…. but whatever to each its own .
This is merely an astrological discussion of the man making news around the country for his sexual and financial …extravaganzas? Ethics? I am not sure what adjective to use.
I don’t have his birth time though I certainly wish I did; something must be passing over his Midheaven ya know transits to the 10th house alter your reputation and have to do with career and reputation for better or worse.
He is an Aries Sun, Aries are known for their trailblazing and ground breaking personas. This is a Cardinal Sign, very well placed. The Sun is happy in Aries and known for its ability to lead courageously and act impulsively I don’t see him backing away from a challenge Aries love that! They thrive in conflict.
He also has Mercury is Aries which is pretty blunt, Uranus the planet of the unexpected, ruler of electricity and sudden insights is conjoining his Mercury right now via transit –Matt Damon also has a similar transit right now- and god knows he can’t shut up. Its best to lay low but that is unlikely Uranus to Mercury transit adds to the natal Mercury’s trait of speaking off the cuff. Two Words: NO FILTER In the natal chart Mercury (ruler of communication style and learning ability) is Conjunct Mars (planet of aggression, God of War) so as it is he probably says exactly what he means. This is a rapid placement (I personally like it, but it’s not for everyone) curt, quick thinking and the inability to shut the mind off.
But more than anything I think this scandal and scrutiny he is under has to do with his unaspected Venus in Taurus.
Venus rules: love, pleasure, and money, romance; venus can show what we appreciate, what we value both tangible and intangible.
It’s in Taurus a lot of astrologers wont write about the darker side of Taurus but I certainly will it’s a selfish sign. It naturally rules the 2nd house in astrology home to “My Stuff”, my money, my self-esteem, and my possessions.
Venus is well placed in Taurus it’s in its sign of rulership. I am not saying I wouldn’t want it in my chart I would! Venus oversees both Libra and Taurus; Venus in Libra seems to be more concerned with relationships/relating. Libra is the sign of relationships it naturally rules the 7th house keywords “I Relate” but Venus in Taurus is more concerned with acquisition keywords “I Have”
And here he has Venus planet of love, finances and pleasure in Taurus sign of possessions and acquisition. Greed can indeed be an issue. A unaspected planet operates in its truest form. An unaspected planet means it doesn’t aspect any other planets, it doesn’t sextile, trine, oppose, square or conjunct any other planet.
If it aspected Saturn it might be more dutiful, conservative and responsible
If it aspected Neptune he may be broke lol not as good with finances, suffer financial losses or give all his money away to large charitable donations. But it doesn’t
He is making headlines about his sexual and financial ethics because the planet of finance and sex (Venus and mars combined = your sensual and sexual nature) is operating in its purest state. Also his Venus in Taurus is his only earth planet this almost doubles the significance. When you are lacking in an element that becomes an additional focal point. It is said people lacking earth (the element that rules stability) are unstable and they become security conscious. Because they don’t have that element integrated in their chart they spend time trying to integrate it from the outside. They can be very wealthy and very successful because they feel unbalanced and insecure so they work extra hard. Also nothing seems like it’s enough financially. Can also be excess in spending.
As for him offering to give his ex girlfriend 10k for oral sex I would have to say it was as simple as he wanted pleasure and he was willing to pay for it. I don’t think a unaspected Venus in Taurus is above that!
You can read about my person expierences with an unaspected Venus and Lack of Earth element here: