This amusing and insightful talk by philosopher Alain de Botton is a wonderful demonstration of a Sagittarian at full throttle. Brilliant, of course, persuasive and wide-ranging, offering tons of good advice — also, overwhelming and a bit of a know-it-all.
I’m posting today for several reasons. First of all, Venus, the planet of love, has just slipped backwards into Libra, the sign of relationships. So maybe we should all be considering why we choose who we choose.
Secondly, Jupiter is sitting right on de Botton’s Neptune at 29° Scorpio today. That’s a deeply imaginative Neptune. We don’t have de Botton’s birth-time, but his Moon is within a few degrees of an opposition to that Neptune — in practical Taurus, naturally. So it’s no wonder that he loves to give practical advice about a subject that’s seemingly boundless. You could call what he does “applied philosophy” — what a perfect notion for a Sun Sag/Moon Taurus.
Note also Mercury (thinking) and Pallas (wisdom) in earthy Capricorn — more structured practicality. And this talk was given at some kind of corporate event, I think.
Thirdly, we’re on the verge of Jupiter’s entry into Sagittarius, so we’re all going to need to be philosophers in the coming year.
Here’s his chart. For a bit of fun, see how much you can hear the chart in this talk. Note that around 16 minutes he says good lovers are teachers — well, he would say that wouldn’t he!