Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Alex Jones

Radio host, documentary filmmaker, conspiracy king, and political activist Alex Jones may well be one of the most important men in modern politics.  The self-appointed "tip of the spear" of the contemporary freedom movement, he has gone largely unacknowledged as a crucial element in many of the trends that shape today's political landscape:  the ascendancy of Ron and Rand Paul and libertarianism in general, the Tea Party, the "mainstreaming" of government conspiracies, and the Oath Keepers movement... among many others.  No corner of today's politics has escaped his influence. 

Abrasive, fearless, and armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of the nooks and crannies of history, Jones is the bullhorn-prophet of the government-skeptic and the patron saint of whistleblowers.  Astrology helps us to understand his ideology and what drives him to change his world.

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Pallas/Ethics:  Pallas is parallel Mercury and at the midpoint of Jupiter and Neptune (rulers of Mercury).  While these factors are hidden to standard basic techniques, the libertarian quotient here is very strong.  The South Node, however, is conjunct Pallas' ruler Saturn.  While this is an anti-libertarian factor, it is not necessarily fatal to libertarianism.  In this case it may account for Jones' belief that government in some form is necessary and desirable.  It also explains his often emotional delivery, because strong Palladian natives are often emotionally flat when they speak.

Without a time of birth, it is hard to account for Jones' cultural conservatism.  Regardless of time of birth, his Moon is trine the South Node, which generally drives cultural values to the Left.  A birth time of a few hours after sunset might put the North Node in the Fourth, possibly solving the puzzle.  This might also put his Saturn (co-ruler of the Sun) on the MC which along with Sun conjunct Jupiter in the proposed Fifth House could explain his prominence as a political pundit.

The South Node quincunx to Venus and and conjunct her ruler Saturn, and Neptune semisquare Venus, drives economics to the Left:  this is at least partially ameliorated by the strong Pallas.  Jones does seem to believe the State has a legitimate role in financial regulation. 

The grand trine between Sun-Jupiter in Aquarius with Saturn and Uranus (rulers of Aquarius) give Jones a hyper-Aquarian character:  highly socially aware, idealistic in terms of society at large, and attuned to politics.  Sun conjunct Jupiter in Aquarius generally suggests a larger-than-life personality, very often involved in teaching or some other public field.   The Sun-Mars square (helping to account for his temper) is sesquiquadrate Pluto (forming a "Thor's Hammer" or sesqui-yod):  fighting power in a literal sense.  Saturn conjunct the South Node among aforementioned effects may also suggest a desire to disempower authority. The Pallas-Venus conjunction may be a hint at entrepreneurial skill.  

A Happy Birthday to Mr. Jones:  long may he rant. 

4 comments:

  1. Pleased to see an article on Alex Jones! He finally turned 40…
    I really do love him, he's an incredible person. Very brave. Only such an Aquarian could be so detached that the isolation that accompanies truth telling could be bearable, and in Alex's case EXTREME - people get shit simply for LISTENING to Alex Jones' show - I couldn't imagine actually being the man. I'm a Cancer so I take everything personally though lol. But his 26 deg Libra Moon must rub my 28deg Libra Moon the right way! :)
    This was an enlightening piece I read (and promptly bookmarked) maybe a year and a half/two years ago: http://www.librarising.com/astrology/celebs/alexjones.html (worth the read!)

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    1. Because we don't have a birth time for him, it's possible for his moon to be up to six (or so) degrees before or after 26 Libra. In any case your moon would still be conjunct his, but he might even have it in Scorpio...

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  2. Please DISREGARD the link posted in the last comment.
    THIS is the link I thought I was posting!----> ----> http://www.starpathvisions.com/An_Astrological_Birth_Chart_For_Alex_Jones.html <------ <------

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  3. http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/05/christopher-cantwell/conspiracy-theories-3/

    Some strong arguments in defense of the "conspiracy theorist".

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