|Rupert and Wendi: A Perfect Match|
I wrote a piece about Rupert Murdoch a couple of years ago, because he’s a fascinating character. At the time I wondered what had happened when Pluto went over his Ascendant — and how come he was still standing – since he seemed to be doing OK at that moment.
Then the sh*t hit the fan with the hacking scandal, and the closure of The News of the World and now he’s getting divorced. He’d married Wendi Deng when Pluto was in conjunct that Jupiter in the 7th house. He’s divorcing her as Pluto, still in the first, opposes his natal Jupiter in the seventh house of partners. She is a Jupiter-ruled Sag – and clearly likes to gamble for big stakes.
The thing about Murdoch is that he is very serious about his family and the legacy he leaves his children — fourth house Sun-Mercury in Pisces, Saturn in the first/second in Capricorn sextile Sun. This is key to his character. If Deng failed to make him feel that she and her girls are family, he will want to ensure that there will be no legal issues about his legacy. He will have been planning this divorce for a while, making sure all the legals are tight, so his other children will be sure to keep control of the empire. Apparently it’s all in trust, but Murdoch knows better than to trust anyone. If he’s divorced when he dies, Deng won’t be able to challenge his will.
Today, Mercury – the news – is right on his Pluto. This summer’s astro-splurge puts Murdoch’s Jupiter right in the eye of the storm. It’ll be interesting to see how this unfolds. He may well have met an enemy as ruthless as he is himself. I note that he has Lilith on his IC: wild woman undoing his foundations perhaps.
To read the profile of Murdoch and see his chart, click here.