Tucker Carlson, Fox News and Rupert Murdoch

Tucker Carlson, the outspoken, conservative social-political commentator, was born in the Mission District of San Francisco, California on May 16, 1969. He attained his secondary education at St George’s Boarding School in Middletown, Rhode Island and attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, graduating with a BA in history in 1991.

That year he married Susan Andrews and they have four children.

He began his career in journalism as a fact-checker for Policy Review and worked as an opinion writer at the Arkansas Democrat Gazette newspaper in Little Rock, Arkansas before joining The Weekly Standard news magazine in 1995.

He joined Fox News in 2009 and during the Trump years was the face of Rupert Murdoch’s conservative right-wing. He worked spreading ultraconservative political views to mainstream America.

Following the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capital Carlson advanced the false notion, pushed by former president Donald Trump and his supporters, that the attack was a peaceful protest: but his private thoughts expressed in email communications (house 3) contradicted his on-air rhetoric (house 9).

Released as part of Dominion Voting System’s defamation lawsuit against Fox News they reveal that he ‘passionately’ hated Trump and privately scoffed at the president’s false voter-fraud theories. He also criticized Fox management.

On April 24, 2023, six days after Dominion and Fox News reached a last-minute settlement in their defamation lawsuit Fox dismissed Carlson and the executive producer of his evening show, effective immediately.

Tucker Carlson’s birth chart

Birth certificate data is May 16. 1969 at 10.07pm PDT (37N47; 122W25 – San Francisco, California)

His chart’s astrodyne report

Moon (his domestic urge and mentality) and Sun ((his desire for power and significance) dominate. They’re in the third decanate of Taurus and just like its symbolic pictograph, Auriga – the charioteer, he portrays himself as the protector of the weak and needy and conservative social values.

The Moon is conjunction Sun in house 11 (his friends) and his success and popularity are associated with the common people (Moon) and the influence of his powerful friends (Sun). He’s a friends made man.

The Moon and Sun are trine (luck) Jupiter (money and religion), trine Uranus (extreme views) and trine Pluto (misinformation and division) in house 3 (his private thoughts and state of mind) and opposition Neptune (lies, deceit and exaggeration) in house 5 (his entertainment life and children).

It all adds up to a very busy mentality and an inflated (Neptune) sense of self-importance (Sun). He’s likely to see himself as the most influential right-wing, conservative commentator in the history of the universe. Neptune has above average power and is cusp ruler of house 9 (his publically expressed opinions).

Moon is parallel Mercury (his urge to talk) and Mars (his aggressive urge).

Controversial Mercury and destructive Mars have above average power and their opposition and parallel aspects map a dominant energy hot-spot that is loaded with discord. He’s angry, hostile and reckless.

He’s got a very short fuse and his brain (Mercury) is a time-bomb ready to explode at any tick of the clock. Anger (Mars) neutralizes his capacity to reason (Mercury) and when he’s boiling mad there aren’t any curbs or filters to keep his anger, animosity and craziness in check.

When it comes to his mentality the dominant Moon is doing all the (feeling) work and Mercury can’t stop talking: and with the Moon trine Uranus he entertains his viewing audience with outrageous comments – the more outrageous the better.

Carlson’s life is just his character doing its thing and the evolutionary level of his intelligence is primarily defined by his feelings (Moon) and revealed through his actions and words (Mercury).

His dominant conservative ‘I have’ Taurus attitude has him at odds with the progressive social thinking that’s driving the Aquarian Age agenda and through experience he’s acquired an ultraconservative worldview. He doesn’t like sudden change, so his abrupt dismissal from Fox was a very painful event.

His ‘I feel’ Cancer personality is feeling driven and the third decanate – Argo, the ship – is all about a stormy seas, turbulent emotions and restless discontentment.

With 9 lucky trines his chart is very high in harmony. Saturn, planet of hardship and loss, is weakest, so there hasn’t been much struggle. Harmony has nothing to do with decency, honesty and noble behavior – they’re learned and acquired: it’s about getting the lucky breaks that allow him to do what he wants.

Mars, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto were retrograde when he was born. Since then Mars, Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto have turned direct.

Tucker Carlson’s chart progressed to April 24, 2023

Progressed Sun (his power and relations with those in authority) at 17 Cancer 13 in house 12 (self-undoing) was sesquisquare (agitation) progressed Mars (his desire for strife and conflict) at 1 Sagittarius 42 in house 5. It signed for strife and troubled relations with his superiors – the Murdochs. Mars is cusp ruler of house 10 (his boss, job and public standing.)

Progressed Midheaven (his career and reputation) at 00 Gemini 55 in house 11 was opposition (separation) progressed Mars and trine progressed Uranus (his desire for change) at 00 Uranus 19 in house 3 and he was abruptly dismissed and separated from his employer, Fox News .

Progressed Jupiter at 29 Virgo 13 in house 3 and cusp ruler of house 6 (his work) was conjunction birth chart Uranus at 00Libra 04R and he experienced sudden change with his work, work place and work associates.

Progressed Moon at 22N43 in house 11 was parallel progressed Sun at 22N20 stimulating the major Sun-Mars sesquisquare aspect.

(Transit Mercury inconjunct birth chart Mars, sesquisquare progressed Jupiter and sesquisquare birth chart Uranus; and transit Midheaven trine progressed Sun timed the job dismissal event.)

Progressed Mercury at 2 Cancer 45 in house 12 was sextile birth chart Saturn (his desire for loss) at 2 Taurus 04 in house 10 (his career).

The Midheaven – at 9 Aries 19 – is in the activity decanate indicating a strong tendency to seek payback and revenge and with progressed Mercury parallel birth chart Mars Tucker won’t stay silent. He’s ready to explode and drop verbal bomb shells.

(Progressed Neptune is opposition birth chart Sun and progressed Saturn is sesquisquare progressed Pluto for many years.)

Fox News

The Fox News Channel is an American multinational conservative news and political commentary news channel and website.

It launched on October 7, 1996 and during the late 1990s and 2000s grew to become the dominant cable news service network in America. It provides a service to 86 countries and territories.

According to Pew Research Center, in 2019, 65 percent of Republicans and people who lean Republican trusted Fox News; and that year it was the top-rated cable network, averaging 2.5 million viewers in prime time. 

In April 2023 a lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting System was settled when Fox agreed to pay Dominion $787.5 million and acknowledged the court ruling that Fox spread falsehoods about Dominion.

Fox News is owned by the Fox Corporation and it’s owned by the Murdoch family. The family owns 39.6 percent ownership through a family trust. Rupert Murdoch is the chairman of the corporation and his son, Lachlan is the executive chairman and CEO of Fox Corp.  

The organization and its owner are never far from controversy. 

Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch is an Australian-born American billionaire businessman and media proprietor.

After his father’s death in 1952, Murdoch took over the running of The News, a small newspaper in Adelaide, South Australia owned by his father.

He quickly learned that he could control the political agenda and get what he wanted by spinning his propaganda through his newspapers so he set out to build a media empire.

In the 1950s and 1960s he acquired a number of newspapers in Australia and New Zealand; in 1969 he took over the News of the World and The Sun in the UK; in 1974 he moved to New York City to expand into the US market; and in 1981 he bought The Times, his first British broadsheet.

By 2000, Murdoch’s News Corporation owned over 800 companies in more than 50 countries, with a net worth of over $5 billion. He owns The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, book publisher HarperCollins and Fox News through the Fox Corporation.

Through his media empire he keeps his readers entertained and distracted with silly nonsense while he gets down to the serious business of influencing the political agenda in the US, UK and Australia.

According to Forbes magazine his net worth in March 2022 was measured on the financial index at US$21.7 billion making him the 31st richest person in the United States and the 71st richest in the world.

Murdoch has been married four times and has six children.

Rupert Murdoch’s birth chart

Birth data note: At the time his birth was widely reported in newspapers in Adelaide and Melbourne, Australia. All stated midnight (end of day) on March 12, 1931, but was he really born on the stroke of midnight? Such birth times have a 7 minute margin of error and when his birth time was rectified applying the prenatal epoch it was found to be 11.52pm.

Birth data is March 12, 1931 at 11.52pm AEST (37S49; 144E58 – Adelaide, South Australia)

His chart’s astrodyne report

Mercury (his intellectual urge) and Sun (his power urge) dominate. Mercury is in the 2nd decanate of Pisces and just like its symbolic pictograph – Andromeda, who’s chained to the rock of materialism – he’s manacled  to a life of high finances and money making.

Sun is in the 3rd decanate of Pisces – Cassiopeia, a queen sitting on her thrown – and he’s had an exciting, eventful life filled with change and uncertainty. He may see himself as the king of the power crowd.

Mercury and Sun are trine Mars (his aggressive urge) in house 8 (loans and other people’s money), trine Jupiter (his desire for wealth and abundance) in house 7 (partnership and marriage) and trine Pluto (his desire to cooperate or coerce) in house 7. There are 8 trine aspects in his chart so he’s had a lot of luck.

The Mercury-Sun conjunction in house 4 (his father) intercepts the house 1-Saturn – house 7-Pluto opposition and by acting as a peaceful conciliator somewhat eases the high-discord Saturn-Pluto distress.

Ascendant (his personality) is in the 1st decanate of Capricorn – Cygnus, the swan – and he’s a natural born businessman with an exceptional talent for conciliation, coordination, management, economy and efficiency. 

Moon (his mentality) is in the 3rd decanate of Sagittarius – Sagitta, the arrow – promising illumination when he grows up.  

Moon is square (obstacle) Mercury so he’s prone to make errors of judgement and when he’s alone (house 12) he’s inclined to engage in morbid self-examination (Moon in Sagittarius). And Moon square Sun indicates a major dent to his self-esteem.

Unlike Tucker Carlson his mind is not a whirlpool of shifting feelings and heated, impulsive thoughts: it’s cool, confident and logical and completely devoid of feeling and sentiment. 

Pluto has above average power and Murdoch wields political power (Sun) and spreads his propaganda and misinformation though his newspapers (Mercury-house 3) and television stations (Pluto-house 9). 

With Saturn in house 1 Murdoch is self-interest motivated and financially insecure and it doesn’t matter how much money he accumulates he will never rid himself of his financial insecurities.

With Jupiter in house 7 he’s married four time and Uranus in house 5 marks for discontentment with his children and disruptive relations with them. And with Mars on the cusp of house 5 there have been fights and rows and with Mars in house 8 the kids are feuding over their inheritance.

Rupert Murdoch’s chart progressed to April 24, 2023

Progressed Mercury at 00 Gemini 39 in house 6 (Tucker Carlson his employee) was square Mars at 00 Virgo 34 in house 9 (court cases and legal matters).

Progressed ascendant at 11 Pisces 53 in house 4 (latter life events) was sesquisquare (agitation) birth chart Mars at 27 Cancer 29 in house 8 (financial penalties); progressed Mars was trine birth chart ascendant at 00 Capricorn 49; and progressed Moon at 27 Aries 24 in house 5 was square birth chart Mars stimulating all the Mars progressions and mapping a peak in the strife and conflict.

(Transit Mars trine birth chart Mercury and semisquare progressed Mars timed the job dismissal event.)

Progressed Jupiter at 22 Cancer 19 in house 8 was opposition (separation) progressed Saturn (planet of loss) at 22 Capricorn 06R in house 2 (finances)  and Rupert was separated from $787.5 million and appears to have blamed Tucker for his loss and decided that Tucker wasn’t worth the cost.

Progressed Sun at 19 Gemini 47 was square birth chart Sun at 20 Pisces 01 and progressed Midheaven at 9 Sagittarius 25 in house 12 was square birth chart Midheaven at 9 Virgo 40 indicating some loss of control of his business interests.

The personal data for Carlson and Murdoch and the Fox News data is from their Wikipedia entries. 

Author: DW Sutton

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