Elon Musk – wild dreams and nihilistic fears


Elon Musk is a man with gargantuan ambitions and apocalyptic worries about the future. A billionaire green evangelist, he talks of colonising Mars, frets that the earth is facing collapse through population explosion and thinks Artificial Intelligence will destroy mankind eventually. He has made himself a bete noire of the fossil fuels industry who have launched an extraordinary barrage of attacks, mainly from rightwing thinktanks, lobbyists, websites and commentators. A business magnate, engineer and inventor, he spouts out an endless stream of super-tech ideas – for electric cars, batteries powered by solar energy, ultra-high speed trains, space tourism, under-city tunnels to ease traffic problems. In spite of his high enthusiasm for all things new,  he says: “we are the first species capable of self-annihilation.”

Born 28 June 1971, Pretoria, South Africa, he has a Sun Cancer in an inventive, think-out-of-the-box square to Uranus; a creative, hoping-for-a-better-society but can-be paranoid Saturn in Gemini opposition Neptune and Jupiter in money-attracting Scorpio, which is trine/sextile Pluto. So he’ll find it tricky to balance his power-hungry Pluto, too much or too little. When on target, his Pluto will give him insights into the future, but when off-beam, it’ll make him overly controlling and prone to negative thinking.  His Jupiter opposition Saturn will also make him up and down, optimistic and pessimistic in turn. His Mars in uncompromising Aquarius is square Jupiter, so keen on risk.

It’s a pity there’s no birth time, since his chart isn’t that well integrated without a chart axis. He does have a marked leaving-a-legacy-for-history 17H, so he won’t fizzle out without a trace. Though he’ll take a couple of hefty knocks within a year or so as his Solar Arc Mars squares his Sun and his Solar Arc Sun opposes his Mars. But he’ll bounce again into the 2020s.

He’s not the easiest husband, having divorced his first wife after she’d produced 5 children, and divorced his second wife twice. Justine No 1 wife, is a Sun Mars in Virgo which is conjunct his Virgo Moon; and Talulah No 2 wife, whom he remarried after their first divorce and then went for a second divorce, has Venus Mars in Virgo again around the conjunction to his Moon. His Moon may be square the Saturn opposition Neptune which would suggest an unstable emotional life. After his parents divorced when he was 9, he lived mainly with his father.

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