Tony Hayward’s smirking mug got a lot more serious recently, as he actually tip toed around the oil stained shoreline of Louisiana. Smirking Tony wasn’t laughing much at all. No, instead, he was busy barking at cameramen to stop videotaping the endless puddle of oozing muck that seems to surface and re-surface with every futile shovel full. Nope, old Tony was out of his element, with the eyes of single vision bearing down around him. Outside the confines of his contained environment, met with the primordial truth staring right back at him, his arrogance rising to new levels nausea. But getting back to that smirk, the sense that he is laughing at all of us beneath his pathetic attempts to project a solemn countenance, there is a reason why he might have a version of laughing Tourettes.
Tony Hayward was born on May 21st, 1957. Sadly, this makes him a contemporary of mine. Certainly not the best and brightest of my generation. If we want to get a deeper understanding of Hayward and how his mind and motivation works, especially in crisis, we can see some telling traits emerge in his chart. His Sun is at 29 degrees Taurus. This is critical on so many levels to this situation. The 29th degree is called “The Anaretic Degree.” There is some debate in astrological cycles regarding where the energy of a particular sign is located. Some say it is at 0 degrees. Others say in he very middle of the sign at 15 degrees, a few believe that the Anaretic Degree is the final push of the energy of a sign, before it flips into the next sign. People born at 29 degrees are often in a hurry to shake off the shackles of that sign and move on. But there are lessons to be learned before moving on. Celeste Teal has a fairly good explanation of the Anaretic Degree and I chose hers to use to illustrate this, because when you read it and see Hayward’s decision making process matched up against it, you’ll see the deeply flawed version of the Anaretic placement in action. Also, at the very bottom is a reference to the Anaretic degree really being related to Taurus, which of course is Hayward’s Sun sign. Here is her description:
The 29th Degree
“Also known as the Anaretic Degree, defective vision is noted with this degree. It’s the weakest point in the sign it represents; tired and often showing more of the next sign than the sign it’s in. The planet and house placement is always getting ready to make a change and the 29th degree adds a decision-making complication to the house. Able to see both sides of an issue, there is oscillation between one view and the other and a struggle to make any decision at all. Decisions are put off or there is a continuous re-evaluation due to new information. At the end of his rope, the individual may make a quick decision, simply to do something, but this takes on the characteristic of Too Much or Too Little. Metaphorically, he may dive into the pool before checking to see if it has water. Continue reading “Tony Hayward’s Anaretic Degree And Sabian Symbol, Mars/Cancer 11 Clown Caricature”