by Robert Wilkinson
Today we offer a big happy 49th birthday shout-out to one of the most genuine fake news guys on the air, the incomparable Jon Stewart. Master of the spontaneous giggle, his insights are remarkable in that he gets to the heart of any matter with a sense of the absurdity of modern life here on planet Earth and especially the theater of US politics. Anyone who can nail Bill Kristol and "Papa Bear" O'Reilly in a good natured way is patient, smart, and charming! To quote Jon, he's "nobody's monkey."
In 2007 I did a long bio of this very talented and funny guy who "goes Jersey" on people, matched only by Brian Williams of NBC who seems to be a great friend of Jon's. No wonder Brian's got more of a sense of humor than any other major news person on television! "So you're going to go Jersey on me...."
The 2007 birthday tribute gives you a bunch of his planetary positions. Jon is a double Sag, and he's even more of a force for culture, humor, and the rich and powerful not taking themselves seriously than he was last year. He launched a whole new self expression last Spring with the conjunctions in Aries, and is now preparing for something to break the surface in 2012 when Jupiter, his ruler, moves into Gemini.
49 in traditional Astrology is the "7th 7," aka the "Double Climacteric." This is a point in life when whatever we've been moving toward since our first Saturn return around 28-29 is done for good. At 49 we enter a transitional 7 year period, moving from the end of the old toward the beginning of a new era that begins at 56. Jon is now done with whatever he's been striving toward, and begins a new era in his life.
Mars will help him re-focus on his future over the next few months, and he'll find a new truth, new vision, and new way of articulating his philosophy. This prepares him for a whole new self expression in October-November 2012 when Mars moves through Sagittarius. I predict that will yield some very pointed insights as we move into the home stretch of the election season!
If you don't know who this remarkable anchor of "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central is, by all means when you're done reading this, go to Jon's bio and astrological planet positions in the 2007 Birthday tribute. Then, if you want some great laughs, go to the Daily Show video site to view some remarkable clips of the remarkable wit and self-deprecating good natured comedic genius of Jon Stewart. This is one of the few shows on television that is worth the watch, and perhaps the sanest and quickest way to get into the social and political news of the day.
A huge happy birthday to you, Jon Stewart. You're a tonic for America's generic obsessions and compulsions. May you be around for a long, long time. Smart, witty, with a sense of the ironic in modern America - what's not to like? Gotta love it......
© Copyright 2011 Robert Wilkinson