Tony Hsieh, the visionary entrepreneur, who created and sold multi-million dollar companies, and revitalized downtown Las Vegas, has died in what appears to be a tragic accident. Since standing down from Zappos this August, his drug abuse, misuse of nitrous oxide and alcohol appear to have escalated and is likely to have contributed to his death.
Born 12 December 1973 in Chicago, the son of Taiwan immigrants, he was an adventurous Sun Sagittarius trine Mars in go-ahead Aries which in turn was in an uncompromising and risk-taking opposition to Uranus. He also had a confident and charming Pluto trine Venus Jupiter in Aquarius. And a wide stressed Yod of Saturn square Mars inconjunct Mercury in Sagittarius; with a stubborn and depressive Saturn square Pluto. The Yod focal point Mercury would make him a quick-thinker, though also highly-strung with a tendency to be scattered as well as a good communicator.
Tr Neptune has been squaring his Sun earlier this year and would have continued to do so throughout 2021 which would lower his energy and ambition, giving him a desire to drift and dream. That was emphasised with several midpoints also catching tr Neptune. Plus a key tr Uranus opposition his Neptune/Pluto midpoint which would have intensified his desire for mystical or supernatural experiences.
What would be the clincher really – though death is often not marked in a chart – is two of his major configurations approaching a collision by Solar Arc. His Solar Arc Neptune (conjunct his natal Mercury) was almost on the square to his Uranus which would shake his natal Mars Uranus Sun wedge – and was the forerunner to the Yod moving by Solar Arc to do the same. Usually when two such configurations move to meet it brings a crucial turning point in life with often a good going crisis to overcome. Tr Pluto was also heading to square the Uranus from early 2021 turning his life upside down.
His creative, businessman’s get-it-together 5th harmonic was strong as was his creative though can be addictive 7H; and his unorthodox, breakthrough-genius 13H.
So much talent, so much money and yet all he wanted at the end was to space out into another reality.