As expected (astrologically speaking) the revamped BBC Top Gear with Chris Evans in the driving seat has hit major problems with sagging ratings and now media stories of an ultimatum from co-host Matt Le Blanc that Chris Evans be removed because he shouts at staff.
Media tales need to be taken with a pinch of salt. But two things were and are abundantly clear from the astrology. Firstly that Chris Evans, 1 April 1966, with tr Pluto square his Mars in Aries was going to be facing huge frustrations, aggravation and deadlock throughout 2016/17. He’ll have a few ups in 2017 but not too many.
Matt LeBlanc, 25 July 1967 4.18 am Newton, Massachusetts, is also facing irritations and challenges though of less magnitude. What is significant is that tr Pluto is hovering on the cusp of his 7th house, moving forward from this December onwards. This is often when relationships get to breaking point, either personal or professional.
There are some things going for their relationship since CE’ Leo Moon is conjunct ML’s Jupiter. But CE’s Saturn in Pisces is conjunct ML’s Moon and MC which will have a dampening effect. CE’s Aries Sun (boosted by Mars) is also conjunct ML’s Saturn in the 10th house. So his wild and wayout approach will unsettle ML’s more disciplined approach to work.
Their relationship chart has a friendly composite Sun opposition Venus, in a sensible sextile/trine to Saturn which is fine for work. There’s also an adventurous Mars opposition Jupiter. But some difficulty communicating clearly with each other with the composite Mercury opposition Neptune and Mercury in a Grand Trine to impatient Mars trine an explosive Uranus Pluto.
Into 2017 tr Pluto will oppose the composite Jupiter which often coincides with one-upmanship struggles; at the same time it trines the afflicted Mercury which will bring intense and possibly deadlocked discussions between them. Then tr Uranus will square the composite Mars in April when there’s likely to be an explosion.
Top Gear which used to make the BBC gzillions when Clarkson was stomping around, was never a great fit for Evans. It launched 22 April 1977 and the Top Gear Pluto opposes Evans’ Sun Mars so will make him feel restricted and trapped; plus Evan’s Saturn is conjunct the Top Gear Mars which will bring a bad chemistry.
The Top Gear/ Chris Evans relationship chart has a composite Sun at 21 Aries which will get a sharp elbow this November and again in Feb 2017. That can often be a separating aspect. And may indeed come before then depending on the degree of his Moon.