Larry King is in the news because of his announcement to stop his television shows. Here is the progressed chart with transits of Larry King, the man who wants to live when he ends “Larry King live”.
Why now? a. In the progressed chart the Midheaven opposition Pluto (ruler 7th house of marriage) says that someone else or a situation (opposition) demands (Pluto) changes in the career. b. Larry King also has progressed Sun trine natal Jupiter, a good sign for retirement (and reflecting the recent 25-year jubilation). c. Progressed Moon is exactly square Pholus: an emotional or private turning point.
He is 76. Why only now? And why doesn't it mean full retirement? Well…here are 6 good reasons.
1. MARS IS ' CALLING HIM' TO DO SOMETHING!
His Mars doesn’t make a major aspect in sign or orb 5 degrees. That means a prominent (‘calling’) Mars. An unaspected planet works like someone who is conspicuous in absence: he is here, there and everywhere. An unaspected Mars might indicate the workaholic: energy at any kind of level, working (somehow and anyhow). Mars is also strong in Capricorn and square Aries Point. Mars rules his third house (communications) and is in the 12th house (the media).
(BTW, see how transit Uranus is now square his ‘ calling’ Mars and progressed Mars is sextile natal Mars. Transit Jupiter and Uranus square in early June might have been helping to come to this decision.)
2. TENTH HOUSE SUN: CAREER IS THE CENTER OF IT ALL
The Sun in the 10th house practically lives for the world outside, achievement and ‘ output’, drawing attention and being known. It is difficult to quit your job when your job is the thing you live for. That is why Larry stops on screen, but continues behind the screens.
3. MOTIVATION: NEWS AND POLITICS
The Sun/Moon midpoint is in hard aspect with Uranus and Pluto. He is motivated by improvisation, by sudden changes and by impulses. That is what keeps him going (and what made him change partner so frequently). He needs to be stimulated by news and politics...
4. THE WORLD ON TELE IS HIS WORLD
The midpoint AC/MC is square Neptune, symbol of the media and television and everything else that you can’t really touch (the immaterial world).
5. MOON INCONJUNCT PLUTO: FANATIC HABITS
There is a need to convince, publish and/or travel exactly trine Uranus (need for excitement and news) and inconjunct Pluto.
The Moon inconjunct Pluto is likely to have domestic or emotional problems and challenges. The Moon rules Larry Kings’s 7th house of marriage and Pluto is in the seventh house…We have all read about his present marriage problems. (BTW This Moon ruler 7 inconjunct Pluto in 7 and semi square Saturn (ruler 1) is an astrological sing for divorces. This and…Jupiter in Libra square the horizon and the tight square between Venus – angular - and this Jupiter. Jupiter is the planet of more, Venus is of love.) Venus-Jupiter prominent explains the multitude of marriages and …the popularity of Larry King.
In my post about Moon inconjunct Pluto you read this:
The effect of Moon inconjunct Pluto is (or may be...) that it forces a person to change behaviour and habits in such a way that it makes it difficult to keep control always…
Read Wikipedia about his financial problems at age 38 because of gambling. That was just before progressed Sun conjunct Pholus, just before a turning point in life…
6. SATURN (in first house) SQUARE MC: AMBITION
That is an interesting aspect in his natal chart. Often Saturn-Midheaven aspect refer to an untimely end of the career or at the bad sides of a certain position (public fall, for example). Business is hard with such an aspect and hierarchy/seniority is of importance in the working field or position. He started late with the Larry King Live shows and did it for 25 years. Maybe in his eyes: 25 years only?:)) Fact is that Larry King had a poor start and lost his father at young age. He quit school and started working to earn some money. It took a long time to reach to the top. Here is his chart with today's transits and
HOW ABOUT YOU?
You see that Saturn square Midheaven doesn’t necessarily mean that you have little chances in life. Maybe sometimes a sober start, limitations or restrictions just fill you with ambition. Examples like Larry King, Gordon Brown and George W. Bush show that ambition. And the intention to be taken seriously.