Alexander Nix, suspended head of Cambridge Analytica, the data firm accused of manipulating voters around the globe, has just ducked testifying before a British parliamentary committee. So it seems he’s a coward as well as a liar.
I guess even he would have a hard time explaining the video that caught him explaining how his company uses honey traps to smear politicians or the testimony of his ex-colleague Chris Wylie.
But you’ve probably read enough about Nix elsewhere. For a good profile in The Washington Post, click here.
Suffice to say, Nix’s business is corrupting the political process. So how does that show in his chart?
Obviously I don’t have his birth time, but we do have his birth day, so this is a sunrise chart.
Where would you look for corruption in a chart? The signs Pisces and Scorpio have rather bad reputations in this regard. The planet Pluto is a corruptor too, and in traditional astrology Saturn is associated with decay. Nix made a business out of fabricating stories, so Neptune, the Prince of Lies, would also have to be involved. It’s interesting that he has a solid Taurus Sun, but you can tempt a Taurus with the promise of mountains of cash and a life of luxury.
The most notable thing about his chart is the Grand Cross in Cardinal signs — Jupiter-Pluto-Moon-Saturn.
The Moon is somewhere within those mid-degrees of Capricorn, although where exactly depends on the right birth time. It’s certainly opposing Saturn, which suggests possibly a distant relationship with both parents — boarding school — and it can be a sign of coldness or lack of empathy.
Pluto is in Libra, one of the most political signs, and it opposes Jupiter in Aries which conjoins Eris. Now that is significant, since Eris causes chaos. She threw the Apple of Discord into the wedding party and set off the Trojan War, which is pretty much what Nix did with fake news. Jupiter amplifies Eris. Eris is also exactly squaring cold Saturn in Cancer, the sign of homeland, patriotism and family.
The whole time that Cambridge Analytica was manipulating our data, Uranus, associated with the internet, of course, was transiting through Aries and across Jupiter, Eris and Chiron in Nix’s chart. What is more, as CA was going global, attracting huge investment from the Mercers, Pluto, the corruptor, was also activating the Grand Cross. At this point in his career, Nix was being hailed as a kind of internet superstar by among others Wired magazine.
Essentially, Nix was involved in mass psychological manipulation, termed psyops, which would fit with Neptune (the illusionist) in Sagittarius (media). That Neptune has been squared by transiting Neptune in Pisces (very powerful) for several years.
Notice how Nix’s Mars in Pisces is currently being transited by Neptune himself — that can be a loss of mojo, or direction, a depletion of energy, a chemical castration — and that the Mars in Pisces makes a hard aspect to the natal Neptune, and hard aspect to the goddess of harmony herself, Venus in Gemini. Indeed Venus in Gemini gives you a way with words, an ability to communicate.
Mars also makes a soft aspect to Saturn — maybe he’s doing this for Daddy.
Alexander Nix is just about to have his Uranus Half-return. The Disruptor will go into Taurus in May. Nix has had quite a ride with Uranus in Aries — now he’s coming down to earth with a bump.