The news of Rush Limbaugh’s vile comments last week overshadowed the sudden passing of one of Limbaugh’s cronies, Andrew Breitbart — a conservative columnist known for his sometimes deliberately falsified documentaries aimed at discrediting people whose views he disagreed with.
Breitbart may be best known for his malicious attempt to ruin the career of Shirley Sherrod, “the USDA employee who was fired from her job after Breitbart released an incomplete video of her appearing to say she intentionally discriminated against white farmers —she was actually describing how she overcame such prejudices.” By cleverly manipulating the video Breitbart made it appear that Sherrod was saying the opposite of what she was actually saying. She lost her job as a result of his malicious and knowingly false attack. Fortunately, the press uncovered Breitbart’s lies and Sharrod was vindicated.
Like Limbaugh in his “slut” comments, Breitbart clearly had no interest in the truth but simply wanted to advance his political agenda regardless of the human cost. His willingness to distort the truth to support his opinions is reflected in his Moon (emotions) opposite Mercury (thinking). The Moon most likely lies in regal Leo, a sign of strongly held and sometimes dogmatic opinions.
Another telling aspect of Breitbart’s personality is revealed in his comment about the late Senator Edward Kennedy. Instead of expressing his condolences to the Kennedy family for their loss, Breitbart tweeted that the recently deceased senator was “a special pile of human excrement.” The Kennedy family did not read Breitbart’s “eulogy” at the funeral. In contrast, Shirley Sherrod, obviously a nobler person that Breitbart, publicly expressed her condolences to the Breibart family for their unexpected loss. Breitbart was only 43 years old, and it is always tragic for a family to lose someone so young.
Breitbart’s time of birth is unknown, so I cast a sunrise chart. Because he died so shortly after his 43rd birthday, I superimposed the current solar return.
The Solar Return of the sunrise chart is striking. The ASC of the return falls virtually exactly on the DSC of the natal chart, opposite the natal Sun. Venus rules the natal 8th house of death (Libra intercepted within) and return Venus closely opposes return Mars and natal Pluto from the natal 2nd to the natal 8th cusp. Return Uranus conjoins natal Venus and opposes natal Uranus in the 8th. On the day of his death, transiting Uranus was opposite natal Uranus in the same degree and only 32 minutes of arc from exact. All of these factors in the current Solar Return are consistent with a sudden death. The return ASC in Leo almost exactly opposes the natal Sun in Aquarius. The Sun and Leo are associated with the heart, and Breitbart apparently collapsed and died of a sudden heart attack.